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Conservative Cowards and the Guns They Hide Behind

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Yesterday I got into a debate with your typical Conservative Christian Teabagger militia member. The topic was on immigration. I proceeded to debunk all of his talking points and offer evidence to the contrary regarding everything he said. But I was also fair and not only gave him the opportunity but requested that he provide evidence to back up his claims; evidence which would refute everything that I said. I made it abundantly clear that I was willing to consider something that maybe he knew and I didn’t. Yeah. It never happened.

Instead he, at first, resorted to your typical responses of passive aggressive ad hominems and other logical fallacies. He went so far as to accuse me of being “indoctrinated” and “ignorant.” I was also told if I don’t like the laws in America then I should leave (Never heard that one before), even though I wasn’t the one complaining about any laws. It’s like he went to his “Conservative Talking Points Handbook” and opened to a random page and spouted whatever his finger landed on. He then, for some completely unknown reason, brought Anonymous-bashing into it and resorted to more name-calling like telling me I’m “brainwashed” and “in for a rude awakening.” He then informed me that we (meaning Liberals, Progressives, and Democrats) were not going to change America because, and I quote, “there [sic] are too many of us out there that will make sure of it.”

Sounds like a violent threat to me. Sounds like he’s saying that they will do what they can to stop us from voting even if it means using violence. At this juncture I politely pointed out to him that using violence as an intimidation tactic, especially when it comes to politics, is the exact definition of terrorism. He didn’t like that too much.

Well, apparently he couldn’t handle just one “Libtard,” and he ran to his brother, crying. His brother then came on there ranting in all caps, hiding behind a fake name, and telling me that I need to be “deported to a cesspool” and that I have “no idea about the real world.” He ended his very short paragraph by informing that I should “stand down” and that “You might want to find out who I am before you piss me the fuck off.”

More violent threats. So I did find out who he was. Wasn’t very hard really. Despite that he went by the name “CampDavid Ohio” (the name of a militia group) he actually lives in the Northern Panhandle of WV. It also came to my attention that he’s well over 300 lbs, all fat. And his brother, the one I originally got into an argument with, is around the same. Here’s a picture of the brother I originally got into it with:

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He also has profile pictures that include a sniper rifle gun sight focused over Obama’s face, an upside American flag, a quote from Thomas Jefferson that says, “The Tree of Liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”, a sniper rifle with the caption “Fighting terrorism, one liberal at a time,” and of course a picture of a White Jesus raising into the heavens.

It was then that I had a realization. These extremely violent Right-wing militia gun zealots are nothing but cowards with guns. Most of them couldn’t fight their way out of a wet paper bag with scissors in their hands. So they hide behind their guns. That’s why they are so paranoid that the government is gonna take their guns away. Because they know without them they’d actually have to engage in a fair fight with someone after they ran their mouth and would probably receive an ass whipping or two as a result.

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Steven Crowder: Innocent Victim or Political Provocateur? (VIDEO)

Innocent victim or just deserts?

Innocent victim or just deserts?

A few days ago video came out from Conservative “comedian” and Fox News contributor Steven Crowder of himself being assaulted by a Union guy in Michigan who was at a protest of the State’s new “Right-to-Work” legislation.  The short video also shows footage of protesters tearing down a tent placed there by the ironically-named Right-wing group Americans For Prosperity. This appeared to be the smoking gun that the Right needed to show that Union members are nothing but “violent thugs.” In fact, Crowder’s official video of this on his YouTube channel is titled “UNIONS ASSAULT ON CAMERA!!” Well, this is just bad for Union-supporting Progressives, Liberals, and Democrats! Or is it?

Since this video came out, political pundits on both sides of the political spectrum have been decrying these acts of violence on behalf of Union members. And rightly so. If there is unprovoked violence on the part of anyone it should be criticized by those who share their political views. But is there more to this story?

On PoliticsNation last night, Al Sharpton pointed out that the video was heavily edited (a fact that Left-wing blowhard and serial-interrupter Chris Matthews missed or ignored when he was sympathizing with Crowder). So this begs the question, what was edited out of the video? Well, dear readers, ask and ye shall receive!

After this video came out and the story came to my attention on the morning of December 12th, I began doing some research trying to find unedited video footage like any good fact-seeking human being should do. After a few hours I found a gold nugget. What did I find? A less-edited version of the video. And I found it in the most unlikely of places: On the Sean Hannity Show.

This video is edited in almost the same exact way as the official video found on Crowder’s YouTube channel. The difference is there’s about 5 seconds of footage in the video prior to when the “Union thug” starts swinging on him. It shows the Union member and two of his buddies standing face to face with Crowder and two of his AFP buddies. They are talking heatedly to each other. Then it shows the Union member get shoved down, although who did it is blocked from view and the camera man is panning. When he pans back right as the Union member is shoved down you see Crowder standing right behind him. Crowder then raises his hands as if he did nothing. Then the camera pans around to the Union member on the ground. He gets up and starts swinging on Crowder.

Now do we actually see Crowder push him down? Unfortunately not. But if it wasn’t Crowder then it was the guy standing to Crowder’s left, his friend. Everyone else standing there was Union members and protesters. So the Union member was shoved down by either Crowder or his friend and when he recovers and gets up he sees Crowder holding his hands up which could either be taken as a sign meaning “I didn’t do it” or it could be interpreted as a defensive stance, like he knew the guy was going to start swinging on him.

Bottom line is the man did not attack unprovoked. He was shoved by someone and he reacted out of self-defense. Furthermore, what do groups like Americans For Prosperity expect when they show up at a Union rally against “Right-to-Work” legislation which is attacking their livelihood? They knew exactly what they were doing there. AFP was not innocent in this; they were there to provoke. And they did just that. Unfortunately for them, they also had a fame-seeking attention-whore third-rate comedian taping the whole thing and his editor was too incompetent to remove all of the footage which showed the truth of the incident.

Think of it like this. Imagine if there was a Black pride rally and the KKK showed up and set up a tent in the very middle of it. Then one of the Klan members was interviewing people at the rally and asking them inflammatory questions like “Why do you think you deserve equal rights?” Then in an attempt to show how violent Black people are they shove a rally attendee down, thus causing him to get up and defend himself. Afterwards they edit the video to make the attack look unprovoked and upload it to the internet with the title “Innocent White man attacked by violent Black thug.” This is exactly what Crowder and his AFP buddies did.

The saddest part about it is these people have absolutely no shame. They are so desperate to advance their backwards political views that they will lie and manipulate in order to do so.

Here is the video starting at the point of the entire altercation. You be the judge. Start at the 1:20 mark.

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Progressive analysis of Paul Ryan as Romney’s VP choice

When I woke up and logged onto my computer yesterday morning, the first thing I saw on my Google News homepage was that Mitt Romney had selected Paul Ryan as his Vice Presidential candidate. I then logged onto Facebook where pretty much everyone was talking about it. A lot of people I saw were suggesting this as a bad move on Romney’s part. Some even referred to it as Ryan as a “succession nomination,” meaning that this pick was the final nail in the Romney presidential campaign.

My initial reaction was the same. Paul Ryan is such far-Right candidate who is disliked by so many that this couldn’t be a good idea. After a while, though, I started seeing it differently. While it is true that Paul Ryan is extremely Conservative that could be exactly what Romney is looking for.

Previously, I would have said that Romney didn’t have a chance in hell in getting elected. He was basically the 2012 GOP version of 2004 John Kerry. He wasn’t very likable, no one could identify with him, and he was going up against a still somewhat-popular incumbent (Bush’s approval rating in November 2003 was still in the low 60s http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/bush/legacy/timeline/). Romney’s biggest appeal was to the “anyone but Obama” crowd, in much the same way Kerry was the “anyone but Bush” candidate.

By selecting Paul Ryan as his Vice President he is appealing to the far-Right Republicans who were previously going to have to hold their noses while voting for him. Paul Ryan also brings in the Tea Party Republican voters. I believe some people who were going to instead vote for Ron Paul or Gary Johnson as the true Conservative candidate may now change their vote and rally behind a Romney-Ryan ticket.

Paul Ryan is young (he’s 42. Younger than Kennedy when he took office), handsome, and very charismatic. I mean, just looking at him I want to trust him. Then, of course, I remember his horrendous policies and stances on the issues and I snap right out of it. Still, my point is made. Paul Ryan could easily be the breath of fresh air that the Romney campaign needs.

The only potential downfall with Paul Ryan is his politics. His political ideology definitely veers to the extreme Right. Anyone reading this should already know that. And that brings the problem of him potentially alienating moderate Republicans and moderate Independent voters. Before they may have voted for Romney because of his moderate stances (although he has attempted to flip-flop to more Conservative views running for president). Paul Ryan’s politics may scare them away. And if Barack Obama is smart this is what his campaign will use to attack Romney.

Where Romney’s campaign has been very stale and lackluster lately, I think this is going to be a rejuvination for him (moreso than McCain’s pick of Palin in 2008). Where Palin was a novelty choice, Paul Ryan is the real deal for Conservatives and Republicans. And while I think Romney was dead in the water come November, now I firmly believe he has a fighting chance. He has truly changed the game with this pick. I hate to say it but I have to give credit to Romney for this choice. Politically, it was a smart choice for him.

I have a feeling the next few months in the world of politics and on the campaign trail is going to be extremely interesting.  Stay tuned and don’t forget to make sure you are registered to vote!

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