Saturday, November 28, 2009

Obama Makes History: Thanksgiving Proclamation First Ever to Omit Direct Mention of God

President Obama's brief proclamation of Thanksgiving Day on November 26 was unique among all recorded Thanksgiving proclamations by his predecessors: it is the first one that fails to directly acknowledge the existence of God.

The beneficence shown by God to America is a theme that traditionally defines the Thanksgiving holiday, and this theme is strongly emphasized in the original Thanksgiving Day proclamations and consistently acknowledged even by modern presidents... (tnx to Lisa V on FB for sharing this article)


If you read the story it does go on to say BO indirectly mentions God by quoting George Washington. However, his handling of "religion" shows the world where it falls in his life and reality...

Do you ever wonder how people from the past would react if they were magically brought forward into our time? Can you imagine what the founding fathers of our country and authors of our greatest foundational documents would do after a good dose of Obamaism? I bet they'd go back in time and make some major changes in the Constitution, etc. to try and avoid an America that's heading in the direction BO and friends wants to take us...

Ya know, I've never really thought about how I might change the Constitution, Declaration of Independence, etc. to avoid today's questions and problems with interpretation. I could clear up the God issue real easy, not sure about others. Might be an interesting exercise for a class or other group.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Whitfield County GA Tea Party Meeting Dec 17

Are you fed up with the direction politicians are taking our country? Are you ready to get off the couch and fight to take it back? Join with us and other like minded Patriots at the first Whitfield County Tea Party! Come learn what you can do to help. Guest speaker: Ray McBerry, Republican Candidate for Governor of Georgia. Constitutionalist, States Rights Advocate. Web Site:

For more information contact:

James Groce Sr. LaFayette Tea Party, 706 375-9311,
Teresa Tatum, Catoosa County Patriots, 706 935-3494,

Thursday, December 17, 2009
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Shoney's
Street: 1302 W. Walnut Avenue
City/Town: Dalton, GA

LaFayette GA Tea Party Meeting Dec 3rd

The LaFayette (GA) Tea Party invites you to attend a regular meeting on Thursday December 3, 2009, at 7 PM.The guest speaker will be State Senator Lee Hawkins, Republican candidate for for the 9th District Congressional Seat. Everyone is welcome to attend. Bring your friends.If you are tired of the way our government is behaving, and the way our lawmakers are refusing to listen, it is time to express our first amendment rights. The LaFayette Tea Party is the place for you. Dinner prior to the meeting is available at your expense. For more information contact
O.J. Miller
James Groce
Ken Rushing

Host: LaFayette Georgia Tea Party
Type: Meetings - Club/Group Meeting
Date: Thursday, December 3, 2009
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Dari Dip
Street: 320 W. Villanow Street
City/Town: LaFayette, GA

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Health Care Turkey to Share at Thanksgiving!


The Senate has voted to begin debate on the Senate health care bill, by a party line vote.As we wrote last week, even though we have been considering every vote to be “first and goal” there are still a number of plays left in the game, and will need your efforts now more than ever to win the game.

Here’s what Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said after the cloture vote:

“This bill may have been drafted behind closed doors but now it’s the American people’s turn to have their voices heard. ..”

1. Senate Schedule
2. Senate Proceedings
3. Democrats already panning their own bill
4. The “Big Picture” from here: “Forget the Trees, Look at the Forest” by Jane Orient, MD
5. What is Cloture? from David Lowther, M.D.6. For Fun ~ Patriots Christmas Card Exchange7. National Health Care Town Hall TONIGHT

Senate Schedule & Next Steps

The Senate will begin formal debate on the health care bill after the Thanksgiving recess. At that time amendments may be introduced as well, which will likely number into the hundreds. Debate will probably take up to 3-4 weeks, so that brings us up to Christmas recess. Even if it passes the Senate then, it would have to be reconciled with the House bill, which is significantly different.


Please circulate the “Health Care Turkey” one-pager to family, friends and colleagues during the next week while the Senate is in recess.


Senate Proceedings

First, let’s be clear - the cloture vote was only to proceed with formal debate. The bill can be filibustered, and some have indicated that they will do so. That means that the Senate would again have to invoke cloture to end that debate. The votes required to end a filibuster are 60. Those votes would come before we even get to a final vote on the bill. So when you hear that the Senate voted to pass the health care bill – THAT IS NOT CORRECT!

Democrats already panning their own bill

SEN. MARY LANDRIEU (D-LA): “My Vote Today To Move Forward On This Important Debate Should In No Way Be Construed By The Supporters Of This Current Framework As An Indication Of How I Might Vote As This Debate Comes To An End.” (Sen. Landrieu, Floor Remarks, 11/21/09)

SEN. BLANCHE LINCOLN (D-AR): “I Am Opposed To A New Government-Administered Health Care Plan As A Part Of Comprehensive Health Insurance Reform, And I Will Not Vote In Favor Of The Proposal That Has Been Introduced By Leader Reid As It Is Written.” (Sen. Lincoln, Floor Remarks, 11/21/09)

SEN. BEN NELSON (D-NE): “If That's Not Possible, I Will Oppose The Second Cloture Motion--Needing 60 Votes--To End Debate, And Oppose The Final Bill.” (Sen. Nelson, “Nelson: Nebraskans’ Views Must Be Heard In Health Care Debate,” Press Release, 11/20/09)

SEN. EVAN BAYH (D-IN): “At The End Of The Process, I'll Avoid The Washington Two-Step Of Voting To Go Forward But Then Voting Against The Final Bill … But This Is Just A Starting Point, So At This Point I Do Think There's A Difference.” (“Bayh To Support First Procedural Vote On Healthcare,” The Hill, 11/18/09)

The Big Picture

Forget the Trees; Look at the Forest on Healthcare
By Jane Orient, M.D
AAPS Executive Director

Various groups, on both sides of the issues, are squabbling over details: abortion, a "public option," treatment of illegal aliens, size of penalties, distribution of subsidies, calculation of doctors' pay, etc. Items are moved in or out of the bill as needed to capture just the right number of votes with the least electoral damage. None of it really matters. The rules will be written later -- after they "get it done" and "something" passes and the next election is over. Americans need to take the view from 35,000 feet. That's the view of the controllers, the global budgeters, and the folks who drop bombs without having to see the faces of the victims….

What is Cloture?

Dr. David Lowther of Atlanta sent us this great email and we thought we’d share it with you:

What is cloture? If you're like me, you're learning new things about government every day with this administration...

According to this Reference:

"By 1915 (under President Woodrow Wilson), the Senate had become a breeding ground for filibusters. In the final weeks of the Congress that ended on March 4, one administration measure related to the war in Europe tied the Senate up for 33 days and blocked passage of 3 major appropriations bills. Two years later, as pressure increased for American entry into that war, a 23-day, end-of-session filibuster against the president’s proposal to arm merchant ships also failed, taking with it much other essential legislation. For the previous 40 years, efforts in the Senate to pass a debate-limiting rule had come to nothing. Now, in the wartime crisis environment, President Wilson lost his patience. Calling the situation unparalleled, he stormed that the “Senate of the United States is the only legislative body in the world which cannot act when its majority is ready for action. A little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own (that would be the minority), have rendered the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible.” The Senate, he demanded, must adopt a cloture rule.

On March 8, 1917, in a specially called session of the 65th Congress, the Senate agreed to a rule that essentially preserved its tradition of unlimited debate. The rule required a 2/3rds majority to end debate and permitted each member to speak for an additional hour after that before voting on final passage. Over the next 46 years, the Senate managed to invoke cloture on only 5 occasions. In 1975*****, the Senate reduced the number of votes required for cloture from two-thirds (67) to three-fifths (60) of the current 100 senators."

*****Interesting little side notes I noted trolling the web:

#1: Guess how many Democratic Senators there were in 1975? 60 (the same number needed for cloture as mentioned above).

#2: During the 35 years from 1945 through 1981, the Democrats were the majority in Senate save for 8 years (1st 2 years of Eisenhower's first term and the 1st 6 years of Reagan). During late Eisenhower years through JFK and LBJ, the Democratic Senate majority numbers were as follows: 65, 64, 66, 68, and 64 (ie - total dominance). When Nixon was elected, their majority slipped to 57, 54, and 56. Once Ford was in place, they regained numbers to 60. So after ceding their 2/3rds control of the Senate during Nixon, they changed the rules while still in the majority and suddenly 60 was the magic number for cloture.

#3: From the moment Cloture was first instituted during Wilson until the Cloture rules were changed from 67 votes necessary to 60 (1975), Cloture was invoked only 21 times. In 1975 alone, it was used 17 times by the Democrat-controlled Senate.

#4: During Carter, Reagan, Bush I, Clinton and Bush II it was invoked an average of 12 times a session (6 times a year) and ranged from 3 (Carter) to 34 (Bush II).

#5: Since Democrats took control of Congress in 2007, it has been used 90 times. 90.

QUESTION:So, how do you feel about Harry Reid using a rule that was originally designed as a means of funding WWI by expediting war appropriations bills NOW being used to force Universal Health Care upon the public? Keep in mind the following:

1. Obama's approval rating is only 47%, his lowest since taking office when he was at 65%. While his approval rating has dropped 18%, his disapproval rating has climbed from 30% to 52% in only 10 months.

2. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's approval rating in her own state of California is only 34%.

3. Senator Harry Reid is behind in his re-election campaign in NV by 10% ("Sue Lowden beating Reid by 10%, 50% to 40%. Lowden is chairwoman of the Nevada Republican Party and the preferred candidate of the Republican party establishment. GOP hopeful Danny Tarkanian beats Reid by seven points, 50% to 43%").

4. In the race for California’s next governor in 2010, Republican Meg Whitman and Democrat Jerry Brown are tied at 41% each.

5. After Pelosi's bill passed the House, the public was against the bill 54% v. 42%. Even CA comes in at 51%, down 4% since last week.

To pull a cloture vote on one of the largest entitlement programs in US history, federalize 17% of the economy, and to do it on a Saturday, off the regular news cycle, is an atrocity.For Fun ~ Patriots Christmas Card Exchange

If you are interested in participating in the First Annual Patriots Christmas Card Exchange, please send an email to to get more information and be added to the list. All information must be received by Monday, November 30th.

National Health Care Town Hall TONIGHT!!!

Tonight at 8:00 pm EST, we will have a National Town Hall Meeting on the current health care legislation that is on front of the Senate. We will be taking questions from Patriots across the nation. Congressional members, physicians, and other experts will participate in the call.
If you are able to listen online please do so and allow those without web access to call into the conference call line.

To call in with a question or concern, please dial 712.432.3900 code 691338#

Physicians and patients will discuss what the latest with the health care legislation and what is next in fighting government takeover of health care.

Log onto for updates and additional information. You may also submit questions for the Town Hall through the website.

Friends, get some rest this week and enjoy the holiday with your family! The Game Is On next week and we need everyone at full speed to fight this battle! Look for another action alert on next steps to arrive in your inbox over the weekend or first thing Monday. We will turn up the heat next week. If these Senators think we are going to go away because we are busy with holiday activities, they are wrong! America is counting on us and we cannot let her down now or ever.

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving! May you and your family have a blessed holiday. We are very thankful that we are all in this fight together.

Your Partners in Fighting Government Health Care,
Amy Kremer
Jennifer Hulsey

Urgent Southern Crescent Tea Party Patriots Meeting (GA)

There will be a call to action as U.S. Senate Debate Healthcare Reform

Thursday December 3rd, 2009
7:00 PM
J Christopher's Restaurant
Westpark Shopping Center
Peachtree City GA.
(intersection of Hwy 74 and Hwy 54).

Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Retirement Wishes to Senators who Vote for Gov't Healthcare

November 23 through Thursday, December 10
Where: At your local Senator's office (or by snail mail)

(This is a Facebook event, just passing along the news abt the event... join in by writing, calling, visiting. I understand emails are just being deleted now by some, but what the heck, may as well give the staff something to do, so keep sending them if that's the only way you have to get to them.)

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Isakson Votes No On Moving Forward With Democrats’ Terribly Flawed, $2.5 Trillion Health Care Bill

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., tonight voted “no” on moving forward with a $2.5 trillion Democratic health care bill that will raise taxes, raise premiums, cut benefits for seniors and place a massive unfunded mandate on the states.

Isakson voiced disappointment that the Senate voted 60 to 39 to allow the Democratic leader to move forward with his 2,074-page bill. The health care debate will resume in the Senate on Nov. 30 after the Thanksgiving break.

“This bill is bad for Georgia, bad for families and small businesses, bad for our seniors and bad for America. We should scrap it and start over,” Isakson said. “This disastrous bill would raise taxes, raise premiums and drive millions of Americans to a public option where there is no option.”

After several weeks of drafting the bill behind closed doors, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., unveiled a 2,074-page bill on Nov. 18 that would push millions of Americans into government-run health care. Once fully implemented in 2014, the proposal would cost an estimated $2.5 trillion over 10 years.

The legislation also includes $493.6 billion in tax increases and $464.6 billion in Medicare cuts for seniors. In addition, the bill would impose $28 billion in new taxes on employers who do not provide government-approved health plans. Isakson believes these new taxes would ultimately result in reduced wages and lost jobs.

Despite the $2.5 trillion cost, an estimated 24 million Americans would still be left without health insurance and 5 million people would lose their employer coverage under the Democrats’ proposal.

At a time when most states are already under tremendous budgetary stress due to the economy, Isakson also criticized the billions of dollars in massive unfunded mandates that states would have to pay to cover the cost of the proposed expansion of Medicaid contained in the bill.

Isakson: Senate Health Care Bill Will Increase Taxes, Cut Benefits to Seniors, Place Massive Unfunded Mandate on States

‘This Is Not A Public Option; This Is A Public Ultimatum’

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga. blasted the health care reform proposal introduced this week by Senate Democrats, saying it will raise taxes, cut Medicare services to seniors and force billions of dollars in massive unfunded mandates on states.

A vote on a procedural motion to begin debate on the health care reform proposal in the Senate is scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday night. Isakson will vote against this procedural motion.

“The unintended consequences of this legislation are disastrous to small business, and will drive people to a public option where there is no option at all,” Isakson said on the Senate floor. “This is not a public option; this is a public ultimatum.”

After several weeks of drafting the bill behind closed doors, Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., unveiled a 2,074-page bill on Nov. 18 that would push millions of Americans into government-run health care. Once fully implemented in 2014, the proposal would cost an estimated $2.5 trillion over 10 years.

The legislation also includes $493.6 billion in tax increases and $464.6 billion in Medicare cuts for seniors. In addition, the bill would impose $28 billion in new taxes on employers who do not provide government-approved health plans. Isakson believes these new taxes would ultimately result in reduced wages and lost jobs.

Despite the $2.5 trillion cost, an estimated 24 million Americans would still be left without health insurance and 5 million people would lose their employer coverage under the Democrats’ proposal.

“We’re going to throw out the 85 percent that works to fix the 15 percent that doesn’t,” Isakson said.

At a time when most states are already under tremendous budgetary stress due to the economy, Isakson criticized the billions of dollars in massive unfunded mandates that states would have to pay to cover the cost of the proposed expansion of Medicaid, which would allow individuals who earn up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level to be eligible for full Medicaid benefits. Currently, Medicaid is available only to those who earn up to 100 percent of the poverty level, meaning that the Democrats’ plan represents a 33 percent increase in Medicaid.

On July 15, Isakson voted against the health care reform legislation that passed the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on a 13 to 10 vote. Reid’s bill contains some elements of the Senate HELP bill as well as elements of a separate bill passed by the Senate Finance Committee and some new elements that were not in either committee’s bill.

Isakson is a co-sponsor of S.1099, Patients' Choice Act of 2009, which seeks to strengthen the relationship between the patient and the doctor by using choice and competition, rather than rationing and restrictions, to contain costs and ensure affordable health care for all Americans.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mary Katherine Ham - The fine art of criticizing Sarah Palin's intellectualism

To them, Palin is audacious (not in that good, Obama way) and out-of-line to even write a book. Her criticisms of the McCain campaign leakers who anonymously bashed her while the campaign was still going on are "ungrateful." To venture to promote the book is more audacious still, and means she gets exactly what's coming to her in all interviews and coverage, no matter how unfair. The fact that the book she's daring to promote is selling extremely well means more license still to sully the woman from Alaska once again. I've heard each of these sentiments uttered or implied by pundits or reporters in print, on Twitter, or on TV this week.

Click the link to read the rest: Mary Katherine Ham - The fine art of criticizing Sarah Palin's intellectualism

One thing that comes through loud and clear to me as I hear many of the media herd "review" or talk about Sarah or her book "Going Rogue" is that it's become "cool" in certain circles to assert your intelligence by bashing anything Palin. The more cutting, snide or acerbically cute your cut, the better the person speaking seems to feel about their own moronic wit. They work hard to get that little bit of praise, garner a few brownie points, from those they consider to be on their own intellectual level. They strive to get that bit of a smile from their peers that makes them feel good about their own intelligence for a short bit.

It's juvenile, it shows the lack of inner strength, it's herd mentality, it's cruel and it highlights how shallow their inner core truly must be. I have never ever understood how someone can trash anyone else, be so blindingly nasty, yet think they're a good person. If a person has a good center, has a secure core, they don't need the adulation of others, they don't need to slash and trash others to gain acceptance.

Sarah, just by being Sarah, shows all of us the contrast.

She is secure, she has a strong core, she doesn't need to be cutting to make herself feel good. She walks the walk, talks the talk and lives her values. She doesn't need to destroy, or attempt to destroy, others to make herself feel accepted. The weak try to undermine, to cut her down to their size because they don't have anything of strength in their own core. By being Sarah, she shows us all just how craven and lacking those who try to undermine her character really are. She never stoops to their level of nastiness. She turns the other cheek.

Every time someone goes after her, every time someone tries to feel superior by attempting to drag her down, they lose... she is elevated, she looks better, she gains more friends and supporters because the contrast becomes more evident.

Don't ever let 'em get you down Sarah.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Hoffman 'unconcedes' in N.Y.-23 House race

Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman has "unconceded" in New York's special House election after reports that the vote margin between him and Rep. Bill Owens (D) has narrowed.
Hoffman conceded the race on Election Night after learning he trailed Owens by 5,335 votes. But the Syracuse Post-Standard reported last week that the margin had shrunk to 3,026 votes after recanvassing.

(Thanks again to Mark Hastings on Facebook... I'm scanning down recent additions while I've been out and he just keeps popping up with all this great info!)

Me: Nothing really new in the story, except Hoffman "unconceded". They're still counting the votes and he'd have to take the majority of the remaining ballots to overturn the election... However, the close it gets, the stronger the statement it makes and the bigger the warning to all those out there who're not walking the walk!

Tea Party Against Amnesty & Illegal Immigration Members Attacked

Supporters of President Obama's Amnesty plans attacked Tea Party Against Amnesty & Illegal Immigration demonstrators in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Sat. November 14, 2009. One of the men attacked is 62 years old. Dave Caulkett of FLIMEN ...(Floridians for Immigration Enforcement) is assaulted and then kicked in the face while he is down. The other camera man from the Tea Party is hit with several signs.

Thanks to Mark Hastings on Facebook for sharing this!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

MSNBC Uses Fake, ‘Sexy’ Photos of Sarah Palin on Air; Will Network Correct and Apologize?

On Friday's edition of Morning Meeting, host Dylan Ratigan featured fake photos of Sarah Palin during a mocking segment on why Americans are fascinated with the former vice presidential candidate. While listing the show’s top ten reasons, Ratigan showed a doctored photo of Palin’s head on the bikini-clad body of a woman holding a weapon.

The host never admitted or addressed the fact that his network was passing off counterfeit pictures to his viewers. Earlier in the segment, Ratigan displayed an image of Palin in a short, black mini-skirt. This photo is also not real. MSNBC should immediately apologize for presenting such false information. Read the rest: Across America Rally Nov 21

Los Angeles

More info: click the links above or go here:

Atlanta info:

Please join physicians, allied health professionals and patients who demand responsible and meaningful healthcare reform, not government-controlled healthcare.

DATE: Saturday, November 21, 2009
LOCATION: Georgia State Capitol
206 Washington Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30334TIME:
1 PM-2:30 PM

FEATURED SPEAKERS: US Congressmen Tom Price, MDUS Congressmen Phil Gingrey, MDGeorgia State Senator Don Thomas, MDImmediate Past President of MAG, Todd Williamson, President, Hal Scherz, MD

If you are a medical professional, we ask you to wear surgical scrubs and/or lab jackets.

All attendees are encouraged to bring “on topic” hand held signs ( NO STICK). These are prohibited by law and will be confiscated by the Capitol police.

Example “on topic” signs would be:

Medical Malpractice Reform Now!
No Government Run Healthcare!
Ask My Doctor How to Reform Healthcare!

Doctors and Patients Unite!LOGISTICS:

If you travel by MARTA, exit at Georgia State Station. Enter rally area on Washington Street side of Capitol.

If you are driving, parking is available around 55 MLK, Jr. Drive.
Bathroom facilities available on Mitchell Street.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Clinton says Dems are winning...

which is why the "tea baggers" (his term) are so inflamed...

Inside 42's lunch with Senate Dems
With the issue he has positioned to be his crowning achievement as president at a crossroads, Barack Obama once again called on his former rival to help him follow through. Former President Bill Clinton told a room full of Democratic senators Tuesday that passing health care reform — which he failed to do 15 years ago — is not only a moral issue but also “an economic imperative.” Clinton argued that even “the most cold-hearted person” ought to support health care reform simply from an economic standpoint.... Just pass the bill, even if it's not exactly what you want," Clinton told Democrats. "When you try and fail, the other guys write history.” Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) said Clinton described the ongoing tea party protests against the Democratic agenda as a sign his party was making progress. Whitehouse quoted Clinton arguing: "The reason the tea-baggers are so inflamed is because we are winning." ...

Monday, November 9, 2009

Obama calls us anti-government extremists...

"Mr. Obama, during his private pep talk to Democrats, recognized Mr. Owens’s election and then posed a question to the other lawmakers. According to Representative Earl Blumenauer of Oregon, who supports the health care bill, the president asked, “Does anybody think that the teabag, anti-government people are going to support them if they bring down health care? All it will do is confuse and dispirit” Democratic voters “and it will encourage the extremists.” - From NY Times: Lawmakers Detail Obama’s Pitch,

Mr. Obama is mistaken. We're not anti-government. We're PRO limited, reasonable, rational, government as outlined in our Constitution.

Mr. Obama is mistaken. We're not "extremists". We're America. We're the majority. Many of us have been quiet in the past, but no longer thanks to HIS extremist views and policies. We are normal, everyday Americans with strong values.

Mr. Obama is mistaken. We will support those who stand for our Constitution, who stand for America, who have a back-bone and are willing to do the right thing for our country. We will support those who value what is good for our country above their own political skins.

Mr. Obama is mistaken. HE is causing confusion. Many of us are dispirited as a result of his actions on country-killing policies and inaction on policies and decisions that are of critical importance.

Mr. Obama is mistaken. We would have applauded those who voted against the government take over of our freedoms.

Mr. Obama is mistaken. Voting yeah or nay on the health care bill wouldn't cause confusion or result in a dispirited Democrat base. They have many other things on their immediate agenda that are more important than health care. The only reason this is more important than jobs, the economy, terrorism, our soldiers, etc. is because you Mr. Obama decided it was important and have staked your presidency on this idiotic bill.

Mr. Obama, you are radically mistaken in your beliefs about the "teabag... people". If it weren't for your positions and priorities there wouldn't be "teabag... people".

We're your creation. Hopefully we'll be successful in stopping you from killing America. Hopefully we'll stand strong together in 2010 and elect a sufficient number of true conservatives who will staunch the flow of socialism. Hopefully we'll replace you in 2012 so we can go back to being everyday Americans living normal lives that don't include protesting on the steps of our Capitol.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Sam Donaldson: If GOP Follows Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck It's Doomed

"If the Republican Party follows the course of Palin and Beck and Company it's doomed."
So said Sam Donaldson on ABC's "This Week" Sunday.

His evidence?

Democrat Bill Owens victory Tuesday in the 23rd Congressional district of New York.

Readers are strongly advised to stow all fluids, combustibles, and sharp objects for the ignorance on display here might produce uncontrollable fits of anger (video embedded below the fold with partial transcript):

Obama Succeeds in... Unity

During his campaign Mr. Obama promised he'd bring unity, he promised he'd bring us all together. He has succeeded. Somehow Obama has managed to do something that has not been done since the beginning of our country and I'd like to thank him.

We are unified...

Against all that he stands for and the direction he's taking the United States.

Across the country new voters, newly engaged citizens, Independents, Democrats and Republicans are unified in a fight for our country like our founding fathers were.

More and more are leaving the Democrat Party, calling themselves Independents or Libertarians or even, gasp, Republicans, and joining the fight to preserve America and to stop Obama, Pelosi and friends.

More Americans are turning the TV from Desperate Housewives and CSI and switching to cable news, usually Fox News of course!

There is more talk at the water coolers about all that we stand to lose. People who've never thought about anything other than what they're going to wear or eat for dinner are asking what they can do to stop the landslide erosion... and they're finding tea parties, 9/12 groups and other organizations waiting with open arms.

Grandmothers are making signs and protesting at the doors of their elected representatives. Mothers are putting the kids down for a nap and making phone calls. Dads are sneaking time at work to send emails. College students are blogging.

Yes Mr. Obama, you have succeeded in at least one portion of your campaign rhetoric, not that you ever really thought it would come to pass in any form.

I believe your goal was to divide, agitate and conquer.

You have politically divided Congress along Party lines, and even split your own Party, but outside the beltway the larger part of the country, the "real" America, is unifying in a solid block that crosses all political, racial and gender lines.

You have agitated, but the vast majority are agitated against you and your policies.

We're on to your game. We are awake, we are roaring, we are unified. You underestimated the true mettle of American citizens. We will not let you conquer our America.