NY TIMES DISSES FOX NEWS AUTHORS – BEST SELLERS LIST IS NOW POLITICIZED: CONSERVATIVES NEED NOT APPLY
It’s been widely reported that Bill Keller, the Executive Editor of The New York Times, doesn’t like Fox News – and has utter contempt for its conservative audience. He makes no bones about it. According to Keller, those who watch FoxNews are “among the most cynical people on planet Earth.”
Now it turns out that he doesn’t like books written by FoxNews contributors. So on Sunday -for the first time since the New York Times Bestsellers List first appeared in 1942, best selling political books will not appear in the Hardcover Non-Fiction List. Instead, those books will be relegated to the Advice, How-To and Miscellaneous List, along with The 4 Hour Body and Weight Watchers New Cookbook.
The combination of high oil and gasoline prices, rising food costs, higher health insurance premiums and the likelihood of future inflation has jarred consumer confidence, creating a major crisis for the Obama administration.
The collapse has been sudden and dramatic.
Governor Scott Walker and the courageous Senate Republicans have struck a massive blow for education reform and quality schools by their passage of the restrictions on collective bargaining. Now it will be possible, in Wisconsin, to limit teacher tenure — discharging bad ones and promoting good ones. Merit pay, rewarding great teachers with big salaries, will follow. And, should layoffs be needed, we will be able to keep our best teachers regardless of seniority.
Nationally, Walker’s courage impairs the power of the teachers union and undermines the stranglehold it has on our politics. His initiatives, we hope, will spread throughout the nation.
Published on TheHill.com on March 8, 2011
Republicans should demand the immediate suspension of the 18.4-cent federal gasoline tax and, at the state level throughout the nation, the suspension of the additional 30-cent average local tax. When gas prices drop again — likely not for several years — the taxes should resume.
All told, federal, state and local excise and sales taxes account for almost 50 cents of the price of gasoline at the pump. Republicans should seize on the current crisis to promote a smaller-government solution: suspension of the tax.
The need for Congressman Peter King’s hearings on Muslim radicalization in America is amply demonstrated by the backlash against them. If anyone really understood the vast effort underway – through most of America’s mosques – to indoctrinate young Muslims in the ways of radical jihad, there would be no doubt of the need for these hearings.
A study by the Center for Security Policy, headed by Frank Gaffney, found that three-quarters of the mosques in the U.S. actively seek to teach Shariah Law with its mandate to militant action and jihad. While the other quarter merely provides places of worship, they are in the minority.
Most recent domestic acts of terror (or attempted acts) had their root in this Shariah education. There is, according to Steve Emerson (the noted expert on domestic Islamist terrorism) an active effort to recruit young men to carry out acts of mayhem against the American people. It is the duty of Congress to investigate this attack on our security.
To characterize King’s efforts as “McCarthy-ite” or to call them “guilt by association” as the Obama Administration has done, merely attests to the need for these hearings. This is no red herring King is investigating. The Ft. Hood shooter, the Detroit airline would-be hijacker, the Lubbock, Texas wanna-be Bush assassin, and the incompetent Times Square car bomber all had their roots in this network of terror recruitment.
Congressman King’s hearings will probe into the nature of this threat and will, also, highlight the contributions of loyal American Muslims who frequently turn in the would-be terrorists and prevent them from carrying out their crimes.
The vast, vast, vast majority of Muslims are opposed to terror and happily and loyally enjoy the benefits of living in the greatest nation on Earth. But the vast majority of terrorist acts in America are committed by Muslims, spurred on to their violence by the indoctrination they get at Shariah schools.
The Obama Administration would do well to confront this reality rather than blame Peter King for doing so.
REVOLT! OPENS IN THIRD PLACE ON NYT BEST SELLER LIST!
Dick’s and Eileen’s new book, Revolt!: How to Defeat Obama and Repeal His Socialist Programs is listed as #3 on the New York Times best seller list, right behind Mike Huckabee’s new and excellent book. The list will be online this weekend and published in the newspaper on March 20, 2011.
Thank you to all of you who bought the book.
But there’s something strange about it. The Times has redesigned its best sellers list. In the past, all political books like Dick’s and Eileen’s were always listed in the hardcover nonfiction list. In fact, we’ve had nine previous best-sellers on the Non-Fiction list.
But now their book (and Mike’s too) is now listed on the “Advice, How To, and Miscellaneous” best sellers list. So now, conservative political strategy must compete with business books and books on how to change your metabolism, diet successfully, and improve your love life. Had Revolt! and Mike’s book been included as hardcover nonfiction, they would have been second and third anyway behind Unbroken.
The Times manipulation is designed to keep Revolt! off the best seller shelves in bookstores and consign it to the back with diet and advice books. We hope that you will show the Times your contempt at this tactic by ferreting out Revolt! and buying it anyway!
Well, the Times may have a point. Revolt! is a how to book. How to defeat Obama, how to repeal Obamacare, how to turn America around, and how to stop the censorship of talk radio. It’s also an advice book on how to stop Obama’s programs with only a one house majority.
We’ll see if liberal strategy books are also confined to the How to List. If, that is, they even make the best seller list…or have a strategy to write about.
We can do without Libya’s two million barrels a day of oil albeit with significant disruptions in the global economy. But if we lose Saudi Arabia’s nine million, we will face a global catastrophe.
And the Saudi monarchy will be the next casualty of the Middle East revolutionary wave. The king is 86 years old and very ill. The next two men in line are both over 80 and both sick. And, behind those three in line are 7,000 princes, each ambitious and at war with one another. The monarchy will not be able to buy off the opposition for long with cash subsidies. (We are indebted to Bret Stephens of the Wall Street Journal for these insights).
In Revolt!, Dick and Eileen explain how to defeat Obama in 2012. As the strategist who guided Bill Clinton to re-election in 1996, Dick’s comments are particularly important.
• Don’t let him move to the center
They explain how to call Obama’s bluff and stop him from appearing to be a reformed moderate.
• Keep him on the defensive
How to use the Republican House to keep challenging Obama and force him to fight on our turf.
• Focus on attacks on his record, not on him personally
Obama thrives on personal attacks. It’s his record as president that he can’t defend.
• Make the increase in gas prices work against him
Hold him accountable for $4, $5, and maybe $6 gas! Focus on his anti-drilling policies and his hostility to American made fossil fuel.
• Use state battles with unions against him
In Revolt!, Morris and McGann predict the battles now raging in Wisconsin, Indiana, and Ohio. They explain how to tie Obama into these fights for quality education and lower taxes and make him pay the price.
• Emphasize Obama’s weakness
Presidents who lose are seen as weak. Eventually, the crises pile up around them – unemployment, inflation, deficits, looming bankruptcy – and the nation feels they are not up to the job. Morris and McGann explain how to bring Obama down by showing him to be weak!
Revolt! lays out a clear strategy to beat Obama. This makes it the most important book Morris and McGann have ever written.
In Revolt! Learn How to Find Out Everything Congress Doesn’t Want You to Know!
Your Congressman and Senator probably don’t want you to find out:
• How did they vote?
• What are their investments?
• Who do they owe money to?
• Who gave them donations?
• Which of the firms they got earmarks for gave them campaign money in return?
• What is their net worth and how has it risen – mysteriously – while in Congress?
• What boards of directors do their wives serve on (usually ways to pay off their husbands)
• What earmarks benefited them personally?
But in Revolt!, we explain how to find out. We tell you the web sites, the links, and the step by step directions to learn the truth about your member of Congress.
The mainstream media won’t tell you the truth about your Congressman or Senator, but Revolt! will teach you how to find out! (Even if you are technophobic!)
At some point, the Administration will run out of cuts that it can live with and the Republican House will have to decide whether to shut down the government by refusing to vote for ongoing Continuing Resolutions. The decision will be easy: either shutdown or shut up! There is no way the GOP can have any ongoing leverage if it refuses to close things down once Obama says no to further budget cuts.
The question is: How can the Republicans shut down the government without suffering the same defeat that Clinton inflicted on them in 1995 and 1996? The full answers are in our new book Revolt!: How To Defeat Obama and Repeal His Socialist Programs – A Patriot’s Guide. But here’s a partial summary: