Everyone remembers Barack Obama’s infamous statement during the election last year that business owner’s did not build their own businesses. 


Barack Obama did not build America.  He isn’t even a real American.  But he and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid managed to shut the government down.


Well, who says Obama won’t have any second term accomplishments?


What does a government shutdown mean for America and what should we do about it?


The media war over the shutdown started well before the shutdown.  A great example of this last night was far left wing CNN anchor Ashleigh Banfield.  Wait, isn’t calling a CNN Anchor far left wing a redundancy?


Banfield tried to blame Republicans Marsha Blackburn and Dana Rohrabacher for the shut down.  Both Blackburn and Rohrabecher hit back, including asking her, “Whose bidding are you doing?”


Conservatives need to fight the social media battle today.  We need to fight and win.  How do we do this?


Using social media, such as Facebook and Twitter we need to be out there telling our friends that it was the Democrats who shut the government down.  We need to be reminding everyone that the House even offered a conference committee last night so the House and Senate could negotiate and resolve the impasse.


Harry Reid said no.


The House Republicans sent over several continuing resolutions that would keep the government running, except for Obamacare. 


Harry Reid said no.


Like a five year old throwing a temper tantrum, Harry Reid said it would be his way or the highway.  Like the child who threatens to hold his breath until he turns blue, Harry Reid will not grow up.


Unfortunately for America, we have no balanced media.  The media is all biased and not in the right way. Conservatives are not going to get a fair shake in the media nor are we going to get our message out in the drive by media. Our message does not fit their narrative.


But this is a great opportunity for conservatives.


Social media has grown to the point where more people get their information from social media than they do from the news media.  More people sign into Facebook and check their Twitter in the morning than go on news sites. 


This gives conservatives a great opportunity.


We conservatives have complained about the liberal media cartel for decades.  Social media gives us the unbelievable opportunity to bypass the regular media. 


Conservatives should use their social media feeds to spread the truth about the shutdown.  Write about it in your Facebook Newsfeed.  If you do not feel comfortable writing about it, link to articles about the shutdown on Tea Party Nation, The Washington Times, Breitbart, TPNN.com, Weasel zippers and other great conservative sites.


This fight is about messaging.  If conservatives do not fight the messaging war and use social media to do so, the left will carry the day.   The Republicans will be cowed and they will surrender.


But if we stand firm, we can get the majority of Americans who do not pay attention to politics behind us. 


We can win this battle, delay Obamacare and set us up for major wins in 2014.


But we have to be in this fight today.


Will you join us?

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Time to start playing the Dems game. 

Go ahead and call your Republican senators to encourage and support their stand.  BUT make sure you call the Democrat senators, claim to be a lifelong, loyal Democrat, disgusted by the fact that they are allowing Harry Reid to call the shots and single-handedly shut down the government. 

Then tell them that since nobody seems to know what's going on and nobody seems prepared you think it's a good idea to delay implementation of Obamacare.

The President was referring to the infrastructure:  roads, airports, police, et cetera, all necessary for any business

Who cares what he was referring to? It makes a good talking point and that's what counts!!

I assume you are saying that talking points can be false.

Really Carl? "The president was referring to the infrastructure..."?

I'm glad you know what was on his mind

An exact quote is "If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen."

The Liberal media tried for months to walk it back...thousands of references. I'm sure Obama and the press are happy that you bought into it! But no reason to post here what you think he meant to say, only what he said!

"If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own. Government research created the Internet so that all the companies could make money off the Internet".

I suppose we could argue about the reference identified by "that".  However, the following sentences refer to somebody else did that; somebody else built the internet, a similar reference to the leading sentences, referring to somebody along the line, great teacher, roads and bridges. 

No one would ever claim that someone did not build their "own" business, so the reference "that" is by literary assumption a reference to the other construction events in the paragraph

The "successful" in the first reference must be a reference to your "successful" business.

I was thinking more of what was on the minds of the speechwriters.  Putting a semi-colon instead of a period would have been more helpful, i.e., ---you didn’t build that; somebody else made that happen.  Notice that "somebody" in this sentence matches well with all of the previous phrases beginning "somebody" ... .  A so-called parallel construction, often used in speeches, e.g., "Ask not ... can do for you.   Ask ...you can do ..."

"....If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help.... If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen. The Internet didn’t get invented on its own...".

Sorry, Carl...Obama had nothing to do with my success or failures. And Al Gore had nothing to do with creating the Internet.

You began this reply with what Obama meant to say...and now "...was thinking more of what was on the minds of the speechwriters."?

So...you know what was on the minds of speechwriters? Such a gift!

Give it up, Carl! Obama said what he said. We'll not accept shifting blame to your interpretation  of what you think his "speechwriters meant to say". I owe nothing to Obama.

You close with President Kennedy's "Ask not ... can do for you.   Ask ...you can do ..." as a point of comparison?

I consider Kennedy to be something of a hero, and a patriotic message quoted. Obama's message here was obviously that of an anti-American Socialist, or worse.

You are an apologist for Obama? Perhaps you are on the wrong website, Carl...

The Federal government invented the Internet in 1969 as a way to keep the military connected after a nuclear war that destroyed the big cities and phone switches...it was a DARPA project.

A guy in Switzerland invented the World Wide Web  about 30 years ago.

Really? But fellow Democrat and Nobel prize winner Al Gore invented the Internet.

(Seriously, it was a DARPA MAD program...to route data through remaining phone lines. But how's Al Gore or Obama to take credit for that? Lies are necessary, from their viewpoint! )

We can say "DARPA Built That"!

The idea was to send packets by any route that was still open, then assemble them upon arrival even though different packets may have taken different routes.

While in the Senate, Gore found the funding to create a civilian version (Internet) of MilNet, or possibly DARPANet, or possibly ARPANet.

Also available to watch is a delightfully funny video of the Alfred E. Smith 2000 Dinner attended by George W. Bush and Albert Gore.  You can see part of it here, but the full video shows all of Gore's remarks about inventing the internet, which he never said.



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