The green movement is really red. That’s the contention of former meteorologist Brian Sussman, who is author of the brand new book “Eco-Tyranny: How the Left’s Green Agenda Will Dismantle America”. Sussman explains how the modern environmental movement is rooted in the ideology of Karl Marx, was enthusiastically embraced by Vladimir Lenin and has increasingly seeped into American politics. Sussman discusses how the federal accumulation of land is very bad for our energy independence and why the collapse of capitalism is required for the green agenda to succeed fully. Sussman also tells us why wind and solar are not the answer to our energy needs and details what he sees as the smartest energy strategy.
Archives for April 2012
Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review applaud the Republican National Committee for a great rebuttal video after the Obama campaign tried to claim that Mitt Romney is being too secretive. They also roll their eyes as President Obama once again calls for a crackdown on oil speculators as a major cause for soaring gas prices. And they discuss Bob Beckel’s foul moment on the Fox News Channel.
In January of 2009, America was losing hundreds of thousands of jobs per month and the national debt had jumped tremendously in the years of the Bush administration. Today, the monthly unemployment numbers look better but the overall number is worse. The national debt has jumped more in the first three-plus years of the Obama administration than in all eight years of the Bush presidency. And we have trillion dollar deficits for as far as the eye can see. In their new book, “Debacle”, Economist John Lott and Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist make their case that President Obama’s term has been an economic nightmare and his policies have us headed in exactly the wrong direction. Dr. Lott tells us why the Obama agenda has been bad for the country and why the president’s argument that things would be much worse without his actions is very weak. Lott also offers a cursory prescription for turning around our huge debt and deficits.
Liberal groups and the Obama Justice Department consistently fight efforts by states to require voters to present photo identification at the polls. Their contention is that the poor, the elderly and minorities are least likely to have ID and are at the greatest risk of disenfranchisement. Cherylyn Harley LeBon of the Project 21 Black Leadership Council says the facts are simple. She contends voter identification laws have been upheld by the Supreme Court. She also says the poor and elderly need ID to collect federal benefits and she claims participation among black voters in Georgia increased when ID was required to vote. LeBon also offers her best guess as to why the Obama administration, the NAACP and others are very critical of voter ID laws.
Greg Corombos of Radio America and Jim Geraghty of National Review appreciate David Axelrod seeming to make the case against Obama’s re-election and pathetically trying to make the case that Obama is still the outsider in the race. They also discuss the failure of Dodd-Frank to do anything about the biggest banks gaining an even larger share of the industry than before the 2008 collapse. And they discuss the scandal involving the Secret Service and prostitutes in Colombia.
North Korea’s vaunted missile test proved to be an embarrassing failure but America shouldn’t let that distract us from the regime sinister intentions. That’s the message from retired U.S. Army Major General Paul Vallely, who served as deputy commanding general of the U.S. Army in the Pacific. Vallely says the malfunction of the missile doesn’t change the fact that North Korea’s weapons program is a threat to the U.S. and our allies and that diplomatic efforts at deterrence have been a consistent failure. We ask Vallely what approach might yield better results and what role China is playing in North Korea’s bluster.
Democrats have high hopes of winning back the majority in the House of Representatives this year, but the man charged with keeping the GOP in control is confident his party will remain in power. Texas Rep. Pete Sessions is chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), which is tasked with electing Republicans to the House. Sessions says the dissatisfaction with the Obama administration that was palpable in 2010 is still very much alive. He says Republicans have a message of lower taxes, more jobs, less spending and less regulation and that the president is relying on division to secure a second term. Sessions lists the seats currently held by Democrats that he sees as ripe for the picking and discusses some of the toughest seats for Republicans to defend. He offers his counter to President Obama’s argument that a do-nothing Congress is holding up our economic recovery and Sessions offers a very specific prediction for the House races this Fall.
Rick Santorum’s withdrawal from the 2012 presidential race has most Republicans concluding that Mitt Romney will be the nominee. And John Gizzi expects that conservatives will embrace Romney because they can’t stomach the thought of another Obama term. He also expects Romney to choose a conservative running mate. Gizzi also explains why he believes President Obama is being dishonest in claiming President Reagan would have supported the “Buffett Rule” and why Romney may be able to make progress with female voters by hammering Obama’s economic record with respect to women. And Gizzi shares a little known political anecdote about the late news legend Mike Wallace.
This past week, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Most observers see this as the unofficial signal that Mitt Romney will definitely be the GOP nominee. But Newt Gingrich is still hoping to be the conservative alternative to Romney in the remaining states despite being millions in debt. This week the Capitol Steps examine the issue that might be most memorable from the Gingrich campaign.
For millions of Americans, the instinct whenever a problem arises is to look to government for a solution. However, John Stossel of the Fox Business Network says history shows that government almost always makes things worse. In his new book, “No, They Can’t”, Stossel explains why government stifles individual responsibility and the incentive to work hard. He also sets the record straight on the battle over “fairness” and explains why letting big and small businesses fail is ultimately a good thing for the economy.