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Dick Toomey

November 25, 2014

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The broadcast Media is beside itself with joy over the Ferguson uproar. What mayhem. What emotional outpouring. What condemnations. What a delicious Blame Game. The actors who call themselves journalists, the media corporations and the professional race baiters are clear winners. The losers are everyone else. Michael Brown lost his life and shouldn’t have. But let’s be painfully honest. He’s the first person to blame — for robbing a store and assaulting the store clerk. Second, blame the store clerk for not carrying a gun, detaining Brown and calling the cops. Third, blame the bystanders at the store who stood by and did nothing, including Brown’s friend. Fourth, blame Brown’s parents and friends for their roles in supporting and defending his behavior and lifestyle. Fifth, blame the entire African American culture that glorifies violence, ignorance, immorality, victimhood and racism. Sixth, blame the national black leadership for stoking the fire of black racism to further their own political and celebrity ambitions. Seventh, blame Darren Wilson for lack of judgment under duress. Eighth, blame Obama, Holder and the Federal establishment for meddling in a local law enforcement matter — further driving a wedge between black and white to expand Federal autonomy. Ninth, blame black gangs and hoodlums who use tragedies to riot, burn and pillage, proving by their very actions why law enforcement agencies tend to profile and target blacks. There is an inconvenient truth in this latest tragedy. The self-described African American community is losing the fight to clean its own house, as black on black crime and violence continues to escalate, as 75% of black children are born out of wedlock and as black culture continues to embrace an immoral counterculture. The racist divide has never been more glaring — a growing animosity. Blacks have never been more bitter, more strident, more outraged and dissatisfied; yet the country has a black President, a black attorney general, a slew of other black Federal officials in high positions, thousands of black entrepreneurs, wealthy black athletes, dominant black musicians and Hollywood celebrities, black police chiefs, mayors, etc. The black advance has been staggering by any measure; yet black resentment has never been as intense. You must leave it to professional clinicians to conduct a group psychoanalysis. Or to anthropologists to conduct a study of possible genetic factors. In the Ferguson aftermath, you’re compelled to ask a series of “if” questions: If Darren Wilson were black, would riots follow? If Wilson were black and Michael Brown white, would the white community riot and destroy property; and would Holder visit Ferguson? If Michael Brown had killed Officer Wilson, would the white community burn and pillage black businesses? The reaction of African Americans on the scene, behind the microphones and in the broadcast booths leads unerringly to one conclusion in this sorry business — they believe Wilson became a policeman to have an opportunity one day to kill a black man. They believe he happily risked his career, his family and his future to gun down an innocent boy — strictly because the boy was black. Michael Brown’s death, as tragic as it was — would have been back page news had one of his own race killed him. Young black men die every day, killed by young black men; and neither Barack Obama, Eric Holder or Al Sharpton gives a rip. And the Blame Game continues, fueled by Media moguls, laughing all the way to the bank.

November 21, 2014

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An MIT professor ignited a firestorm by calling Americans stupid. You must admit you’re utterly baffled by the visceral reaction. You thought the stupidity of the American people was common knowledge — a foregone conclusion — given that they elected the current occupant of the White House — twice. You don’t need forensic evidence to diagnose stupidity. To be fair, and accurate, only a portion of those voters can be characterized as truly stupid. Half the people, give or take a couple of million, didn’t vote for Obama. Many of those who did were either ideolog socialists, or racists, or loyal, left wing DEMS. It is true the remainder represented — and still represent — a rather massive patchwork of ignorance and stupidity. Nonetheless, Gruber was wrong. From the day socialized healthcare was hatched, the majority of Americans, including millions of stupid voters, rejected it. Gruber didn’t really scam the American people. After all, they had no access, did they? With Obama’s blessing, he confidently hustled and defrauded Congress, the Supreme Court and the feckless Media — the very people elected, appointed and honor-bound to safeguard the people and preserve The Constitution. If he thinks the American people are stupid, Gruber must believe your elected leaders are, at best, world-class idiots, or, at worst, craven swindlers. To their credit, the stupid American people did the only thing in their power — they eventually fired a bunch of Obama’s bootlickers. Meanwhile, the Supreme Court abdicates its duty and the Media continuously defiles its illustrious tradition, shilling for the POTUS. Meanwhile, the nation’s checks and balances are paralyzed to move against Obama and his stooges who flout the law, lie with impunity and dare anyone to step into the ring. Americans of a previous time — the stouthearted generations — the “square” generations who believed in a moral code –  would have vaulted into the ring — gladly — and cleaned house. But that was yesteryear.  Today, you hear the new Congressional majority’s tough talk. It reminds you of something doesn’t it? Sure it does. It recalls years of other talk — a mountain of talk — a never-ending litany — the blame and complain game, going nowhere. But now the new majority can save the talk, use its power and repair America’s decaying foundation — if it has the courage to act. As he brandished his elitist, superior arrogance, Gruber failed to observe a simple truth — stupidity doesn’t nullify the courage, virtue and morality of decent people. Conversely, intelligence can never nullify the absence of courage, virtue and morality of deceitful people. Sadly, the  proof of this corollary resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW.

November 10, 2014

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Early on the fateful November morning following the 2014 midterm election, the GOP arose from the dead; and news of the resurrection sped through airwaves and digital pathways like an Asian tsunami. The pundits couldn’t wait for their turn on stage to analyze, speculate, predict, deliberate, ruminate and fulminate. They did, and they still do; and the analysis avalanche will not end anytime soon. It’s all so juicy, isn’t it? But what you heard from pundits isn’t at all startling. Except for Tom Brokaw who usually tempers or fakes his political bias. Tight-lipped and bitter, he was fiercely churlish in his denunciation of the outcome. The Liar-in Chief, and his lackeys (like Josh Earnest) inferred that the beat-down represented little more than one third of registered voters — meaning, of course, that the two-thirds who stayed home are still loyal to his policies and vision. In truth, the low turnout wasn’t unusual for a midterm; but many experts believed the polarized electorate in 2014 would come to the polls in great numbers. And the Anointed One had no doubt his groupies would lead the charge, flocking to the ballot box to solidify power as a measure of their love and affection. Such is the hauteur of the narcissistic personality. But it didn’t happen. There was no charge — not even a jog. You have a theory, rooted in Psychology 101, that explains the absence of the Democrat (and perhaps Independent) base and it has nothing at all to do with traditional midterm apathy. Millions of Democrat voters would never, could never, go to the polls and commit treason — tapping a GOP name — for any office. These Democrats are not Socialists, not Communists, not even Progressives. These aren’t even the Hard Left. These are mainstream “ancestral” Democrats — they choose the Jackass because their ancestral tree demands it — they can’t cross over to enemy lines and dishonor the family, brothers and neighborhood, anymore than a Tar Heel could embrace a “Dukie.” Just doesn’t happen. But these Dems knew their team was fumbling and stumbling out of control; they grudgingly, perhaps subconsciously, had to do something to stop America’s bleeding; they had to do something, even if it meant letting the enemy in the back door to clean up a six-year-old mess. So they did. They did nothing. By staying home, they could avoid outright betrayal. They could avoid admitting their leader fed them a noxious pot of stew. They could avoid admitting they ate the stew and incomprehensibly went back for a second helping. They could always blame defeat on somebody or something else. But no lessons will be learned from this debacle because blind loyalty, prejudice and predisposition always, always trump intelligence and common sense. If this conclusion were not true, you would witness the end of mob mentality. The GOP now has two years to draft a New Contract With America, to communicate that contract throughout the land and nail it to the Oval Office desk. No petty squabbling. No equivocation. This action alone will help restore sanity and hope for the future. It will lay the groundwork for a stronger America. And, as surely as the sun shines on the Sahara, it will free the rank and file  mainstream Dems to go to the polls in 2016 and bow to their ancestral instincts — to their blind loyalty.

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