From our friends at Media Matters for America.
From our friends at Media Matters for America.
Christopher Barron, a Washington-based campaign consultant and lawyer, wants Dick Cheney to be your next President of the United States. He wants your help to convince the GOP’s last Great White Hope to run for president in 2012.
Yes, I know. At the mere mention of the word “draft,” Dick Cheney will be crying for a deferment.
An admirer of the former vice president filed papers today in Washington for a committee with a goal of getting Cheney to run for president in 2012.
“The 2012 race for the Republican nomination for president will be about much more then who will be the party’s standard bearer against Barack Obama,” says organizer Christopher Barron. “The race is about the heart and soul of the GOP.”
Barron calls Cheney, the former congressman and Defense Secretary in the first Bush administratiion who arguably was the most powerful vice president of all, who played a central role in the war strategies and national security initiatives of the second Bush admnistraton, who served two terms as vice president and served three other presidents in his time, the only member of the GOP “with the experience, political courage and unwavering commitment to the values that made our party strong.”
Barron served as the national political director for the Log Cabin Republicans, ” the nation’s only organization of Republicans who support fairness, freedom, and equality for gay and lesbian Americans.” The Log Cabin Rebublicans boast on their home page they are working to build an “inclusive GOP,” and they support “fair-minded Republican leaders.”
The Events Calendar on DraftCheney2012.com is full through August 2010:
Good luck to Mr. Barron. With Dick Cheney joining Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck as the prime contenders for their party’s 2012 presidential nomination, the GOP primary season should be one for the record books.
From the November 23 broadcast of Premiere Radio Networks’ The Glenn Beck Program:
Where is the sanctimony from the right wing when Glenn Beck calls U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu a prostitute? Where is the outrage? Where are the calls for Beck to be fired? Where are the calls for consumers to boycott Beck’s few remaining sponsors?
Why the deafening silence from the right?
Keith Olbermann tallies the advertisers who are dumping Glenn Beck, refusing to advertise on his ugly show.
Recently, Beck joked about poisoning House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. And there’s more.
A list of Beck’s former advertisers:
With a nod to ColorOfChange.org, I invite you to sign a petition that will go to Beck’s sponsors:
As you may know, right-wing talk show hosts have been bringing race-based fear mongering into the mainstream, but FOX’s Glenn Beck just took it to another level. On Tuesday, Beck said:
This president has exposed himself as a guy over and over and over again who has a deep-seated hatred for white people… this guy is, I believe, a racist.
It’s part of a larger argument Beck has been making: that President Obama wants to serve the needs of Black communities at White people’s expense. This kind of talk stirs up fear, hate, and it can lead to violence.
I’ve joined ColorOfChange.org’s effort to stop Glenn Beck. ColorOfChange is already putting calls into Beck’s advertisers, asking them if they want to be associated with this kind of racist hate and fear-mongering. When the advertisers see that tens of thousands of us are behind that question, I believe they’ll move their advertising dollars elsewhere, and his show and platform will be history.
Will you take a stand and be counted, and invite your friends and family to do the same? It takes just a moment:
Glenn Beck is appealing to the worst in America. Of course, some Americans refuse to accept the fact that our president is Black or the idea that he could truly serve all Americans. But the only way these views fade away is if they’re not reinforced by mainstream society. Instead, folks like Glenn Beck, Lou Dobbs, and Rush Limbaugh are exploiting racism and race-based fear to bump their ratings, stirring up racial discord in the process.
The dangers of these tactics are real. We saw the same dynamic during the presidential race: By the end, the McCain/Palin campaign was unable to control the violent energy whipped up by their race-baiting. It resulted in an unprecedented number of threats on Obama’s life, a rise in the number of hate groups, and an increase in the number of threats and crimes against immigrants and Black people.
FOX has a horrible track record on pushing racist propaganda, but Glenn Beck appears to be taking the network to an even lower standard. He’s trying to divide and distract America when we should be coming together and talking about issues that really matter–like health care and the economy.
The good news is that we have the power to stop this. All major media is funded by advertising. And advertisers care more than anything what consumers think. If we want to change what’s happening and put an end to folks like Glenn Beck having a platform, we can do it.
It’s up to us, and it can start now. Please join me:
Here are some links to more info:
“Beck: Obama has ‘exposed himself as a guy’ with ‘a deep seated hatred for white people'”
“Glenn Beck: Obama agenda driven by ‘reparations’ and desire to ‘settle old racial scores'”
“MSNBC’s Deutsch encourages viewers to demand advertisers on Beck’s show spend money elsewhere”
“On Television and Radio, Talk of Obama’s Citizenship”
The conservative media, driven by “Movement Conservatives,” are falling all over themselves, wrapped in a Confederate Flag of white fear.
President Barack Obama is black, and it’s only beginning to sink in with Movement Conservatives.
What is a Movement Conservative? This from Sourcewatch:
Movement Conservatism is a self-serving and socially malevolent cabal of mega-corporations, right-wing think tanks in Washington, their archconservative foundation benefactors, and an intricate nationwide network of linkages in the communications media, religion, higher education, and law. It has been called the “conservative labyrinth,” and common to all its elements is a theology of “free markets,” an ideology coming to full bloom in the Administration of George W. Bush. Today, the G.O.P. seeks to impose it at every turn.
America has a black president. America could have a black president for eight solid years. Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Karl Rove, Lou Dobbs, G. Gordon Liddy, and Glenn Beck are terrified.
All they can do is fan the flames of racism, white fear.
And it turns out Barack Obama is basically just a moderate-to-slightly-liberal politician.
Enjoy the video above, courtesy of Media Matters for America.