St. Pete Times endorses Socialism

While I saw flaws in the paper’s entire argument for passage of Obamacare, the most disconcerting was your notion that the “dramatic advances the Senate bill offers” include the “setting of limits on how much money insurers can keep for marketing, other business expenses, and profits.”

Chris Ingram’s letter to the editor of the St. Pete Times (as submitted)

Dear Editor:

I am generally a defender of the St. Pete Times to my fellow conservatives as I believe the paper’s news reporting to be the best in the state. However, my conservative friends can’t get past the fact that your paper is a liberal propaganda rag and your editorial on Thursday (Final option: Send health bill to House) proves it.

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The Obama Watch

In toney, left-wing circles it’s considered rude, as well as prima-facie evidence of yahooism or worse, to suggest that Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and the rest of the merry majority in Washington today are socialists. Conversations with liberals either end or get testy when this word comes up. The charge of socialism, they huff, is too outrageous to even consider.

None Dare Call It Socialism

By Larry Thornberry  

In toney, left-wing circles it’s considered rude, as well as prima-facie evidence of yahooism or worse, to suggest that Obama, Pelosi, Reid, and the rest of the merry majority in Washington today are socialists. Conversations with liberals either end or get testy when this word comes up. The charge of socialism, they huff, is too outrageous to even consider.

A primo example of this came on one of the yak-yak shows Sunday morning where uber-liberal Bob Woodward of the “Washington Pest” pronounced that Continue reading “The Obama Watch”

Obama Should Inspire Me?

I also got ripped from a few lefties who said I should be “inspired” by Obama’s election. Inspired by what? The fact that he wants to take more of my money in the form of taxes to pay for a bunch of social programs I don’t believe in? Thanks but no thanks. Of course I think what they really meant was I should be inspired because a black man (half black actually), is president. OK. That’s great if you’re someone who thinks we should judge and measure people based on the groups they belong to of which they had no control. I don’t.

Are you kidding?

By Chris Ingram

I’ve taken a lot of heat for my column earlier this week titled “Get Ready for Obamalism.” The criticism has come from the left and right and the media in e-mails, postings, phone calls, and interviews.

I taped a local politics show here in Tampa yesterday (“Flashpoint” airing on Sundays on ABC following “This Week”). The host took me to task for questioning the intelligence of Obama supporters (which I did in a reply to a post after the above mentioned article). Hey, the site is called “Irreverent View.” I’m not writing for a scholarly journal, the church bulletin, or even some mullet wrapper of a newspaper. This is an opinion site folks! I write what I think (that’s my opinion) with a touch of sarcasm and snarkyness to keep it interesting. Anyhow, I looked it up online, and if someone had an 80 IQ, they would be considered Continue reading “Obama Should Inspire Me?”

Get Ready for Obamalism

Despite being outspent by hundreds of millions of dollars, and taking bad advice by a bunch of (Bush) people who never had his interest at heart, John McCain’s numbers on Election Night were actually respectable. Had George W. Bush been on the ballot for re-election to a third term, I’m not sure he would have even carried Texas. McCain for his part put up a good fight and managed to win enough states to show this wasn’t a clear mandate on Obamalism. But in the long run, McCain was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Or as my friend and noted political scientist Darryl Paulson likes to say, George W. Bush defeated John McCain not once, but twice.

I want to puke, but at least HRC isn’t the president-elect.

By Chris Ingram

My friends, George W. Bush has left our Republican Party in disarray. Make no mistake, John McCain ran a lousy campaign, but McCain could have run a lousy campaign and won had it not been for the pathetic eight years of the Bush presidency. Bush I believe will go down in modern history as our worst president — even worse than Carter.

Despite being outspent by hundreds of millions of dollars, and taking bad advice by a bunch of (Bush) people who never had his interest at heart, John McCain’s numbers on Election Night were actually respectable. Had George W. Bush been on the ballot for re-election to a third term, I’m not sure he would have even carried Texas. McCain for his part put up a good fight and managed to win enough states to show this wasn’t a clear mandate on Obamalism. Continue reading “Get Ready for Obamalism”