The Best & Worst of The Week-Political Winners & Losers-2/22/10

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Is Glenn Beck The Next BillGlenn Beck PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

This weekend Glenn Beck delivered a keynote address at the Conservative Political Action Conference that was among one of the most dramatic political slaps in the face of the political establishment ever seen. Few people could stand among a largely Republican crowd of 10,000 conservatives and get a rousing response of adoration and appreciation after admonishing them to their face. But Glenn Beck did. He stood before the base of the Republican Party and let the G.O.P. have it. He told them that winning because you don’t suck as much as the Democrats is not winning. He told them to admit to their spending addiction and then went on to remind them what Republicans are suppose to stand for and what they are suppose to do. Beck’s speech was a mix of humor and passion, and history and current events . It was a the political equivalent of Cher standing there in Moonstruck as she slapped you in the face and yelled “snap out of it.” Beck’s honesty and ability to craft a message so potent and profound makes him a winner for the week.

Grant > The WOODY J.D. Hayworth   PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

This week, former Congressman J.D. Hayworth became the latest Republican to step up to bat and try to shake up the political establishment. He entered the race for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Arizona. It is a race that will pit him against Senator and recent Republican nominee for President, John McCain. McCain is a hero, there is no doubt about that, but he is does not represent the change that we need in the G.O.P. and in the nation. Once John McCain won the Republican nomination for President in 2008, he was the lesser of two evils. Americans do not want choices of bad or worse. They don’t want to have to settle, they want a choice between good and better. As we look ahead to the future, J.D. Hayworth is the better. Now that he has entered the race, Arizonans don’t have top settle for the lesser of two evils, they can pick a conservative. One that understands the national mood and understands the direction that we must begin to take the nation in. Hayworth must get some credit here. He is pretty brave and bold to enter this race. His chances of winning are not so great. After all, John McCain has become a staple of Arizona, but if Republicans of the state want to really begin to make big changes for the better in America, changing John McCain in for J.D. Hayworth is the right change to make.

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Undaunted on Wed, Jul 22nd, Caley Gray  PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
Caley Gray is the Communications Director for Senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey. Lautenberg began the week falling after becoming dizzy and lightheaded. It was discovered that he had an ulcer. Then it was discovered that the ulcer was caused by stomach cancer. Luckily Doctors say both are treatable and that the Senator is expected to fully recovery. That is good news. But in the midst of all this Caley Gray comes out and issues a statement that declared the Senator will b e running for reelection in 2014. Huh? Senator Lautenberg is now 86. In 2014 he will be 90 and at the end of that term he would be 96. But putting aside such lofty goals and long term plans for someone of such an accelerated age as Lautenberg, the Senator was just diagnosed with stomach cancer. Focus on what is important. Do not start focusing on which Party has majority control of the Senate four years from now. Gray’s stupid and uncalled for comment trivialized and politicized a situation of such serious gravity, that he did his boss, Senator Lautenberg, more of a disservice than a service.

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I don’t know Ryan Sorba and after seeing him in action at CPAC, I do not want to know Ryan Sorba. Few know who he is but after he made an embarrassing spectacle of himself, more people have come to know the name. He is the President of California Young Americans for Freedom and no words other than arrogant, punk can accurately describe this character after the despicable, militant, spectacle of intolerance and hate that he put on display at this past weekend’s annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Sorba took the stage and denounced CPAC for allowing a gay Republican organization to attend the event and for allowing their views to be heard. Sorba stood there and when his denunciation received boos, he waved his arms and told the audience to bring it. He proceeded to instigate the situation even more as he then called out  one member in the audinece by name and repeatedly stated that the person just made himself enemy.  As  the booing audience continued to show their dislike for what was unfolding before them, Sornba then told them all  that “the lesbians at Smith College protest better than you [them]”. That was a reference to the protest of a speech that Sorba was giving at that college, a speech that had lesbian protesters climbing through windows to show their objections to Sorba’s rhetoric. You see, Sorba is not a young American for freedom, he is a little Nazi who wants all rights denied to homosexuals, including the right of conservative gay men and women to participate in the conservative cause. That opinion was soundly rejected and liberals should take note of that fact. You see, punks like Ryan Sorba, are the radical minority, not the right wing, but the radical minority in the GOP, that make it easy for the left to paint the right as intolerant. But as was evident at CPAC, Sorba’s disgusting Nazi-like views are not widely accepted among the party or its base which was at CPAC and booing Ryan Sorba off the stage. As for Sorba himself, I am originally from Brooklyn, and where I come from when an arrogant, punk like him stands there and says bring it on, that’s when the nearest two by four gets slapped up the side of his head and the case is closed. And the case on this loon Ryan Sorba, is exactly that,…….. closed.  He is a more than a loser, he is a discredit to the human race.


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