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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Alan Keyes video

Alan Keyes is a Conservative activist who ran against Barack Obama in the Illinois campaign for US Senate in 2004. Keyes didn't have much of a chance, as he was a last minute replacement for Jack Ryan, who dropped out when some rather spicy details about his divorce from Star Trek actress Jeri Ryan hit the front pages of newspapers. Keyes was accused of being a carpetbagger because he didn't even live in Illinois. He lost badly in the election and Obama was on his way to Washington.

Keyes obviously has no love lost for Obama, referring to him as "the person you call 'President Obama' ".

Watch this video and see if you can dispute many of the things he says. People tend to write him off as being crazy, but he speaks his mind on many important subjects in this video. Because he has no chance of being elected to anything in the future, he is free to say many things other politicians are afraid to say.


Blogger Nancy said:

Alan Keyes is brilliant. But wait a minute. He doesn't approve of BHO. He must be a racist!

April 21, 2009 9:32 AM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

Alan Keyes is a wacko.

I might agree with him on taxes or defense issues but he make Pat Buchanan look like Babs Streisand.

It was completely reckless of Jack Ryan to do what he did - he threw away a great future for himself and he gave us BHO.

It was just as reckless for the dimwit Illinois Republican Party to think the best way to counter a charasmatic Black man was to import a wack-job who happens to be Black from another state. You can't tell me there wasn't a decent, articulate, young conservative of any race, gender, etc. in all of the Land of Lincoln?

Phil, I wouldn't be boosting Alan Keyes when there are far more thoughtful and less caveman like Republicans out there.

April 21, 2009 9:41 AM  

Blogger Phil Jennerjahn said:


I never said Alan Keyes is the best.
He's far from it.

But he is honest about some important issues.

I agree with him on several things, including the fact that the government has no right to come in and invalidate millions of mortgages.

Our country doesn't work like that. Never has.

April 21, 2009 10:23 AM  

Blogger pedro said:

Alan Keyes is a GREAT AMERICAN!

April 21, 2009 10:57 AM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Thank you Michael. Alan Keyes is out of his mind.

What infanticide is he speaking of? Late term abortions? Because I have posted my views on that and the reasons why there are certainly times when it is necessary and cruel to not allow them.

What did he think should be done about the rogue mortgage bankers who were screwing over the American public all during the Bush years? Let it go? Let the houses all sit empty?

He deserves no public office when he says insane things like Obama is a communist and/or not born here. He makes you just want to back away slowly. Even the guy filming and asking the questions was laughing.

Grow up? Hm, that's what I thought about Bush and Cheney playing war with our troops. I guess the losing party can always tell the other side to grow up. Whatever..

I saw Cheney on CNN last night saying almost the same things. I guess this is what they learned in "Republicans will make a come-back class". Unfortunately, they look like bigger nuts than ever and are ruining the chances of their party ever getting support from anyone other than racists, hard-core Christians and elderly people who still think Lincoln when they think Republican.

April 21, 2009 1:13 PM  

Blogger Michael Higby said:

If you look up "wingnut" in the dictionary, there is a photo of Alan Keyes.

He's the Republican version of Nancy Pelosi.

April 21, 2009 4:31 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Alan's claim to fame was that he had a short clip in the classic "Borat". A genuine "Chocolate Face" per Borat. Mike H., have you seen that movie yet? If not, get with the program. I can even loan you the DVD. I gotta go now, have to shop for a birthday present for the squeeze.....as always Higby...I got it "made".

April 21, 2009 6:25 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Say what you want about Alan Keyes, but my claim to fame is that I, a right-wing Ronald Reagan conservative, happily and freely voted for a BLACK man for PRESIDENT in 2000 -- the Calif. primary... YEARS before any of the yammering bleeding heart liberals who elected Obama did.

What took them SO long to catch up? Where have they BEEN? Hypocritical limo-libs!

OH, and that same year THEY were all voting for garden variety rich WHITE men, who were STILL holding the brothers and sisters (of ALL colors) DOWN!

I just have to LAUGH when they say we'd NEVER vote for a Black man, because I BEAT them by nearly a decade.

April 22, 2009 4:42 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

Well conservative, Reaganite who voted for a black man.

You just happened to have a black man to vote for before the Democrats did. It certainly doesn't make you progressive.

April 22, 2009 6:24 PM  

Anonymous Anonymous said:

OH, ouch, that hurt.

Telling a Reagan Republican that he's not a "progressive" (i.e., not a euphemistically re-labeled, ashamed "liberal"), is SO harsh.

Did I miss something? Do many Reagan conservatives LONG to be considered "progressive" as that term is now misused by the left?

The charge that "progressives" made repeatedly during that last election was that conservatives wouldn't vote for a Black man because they were RACIST, and that their real reason for NOT voting for Obama had NOTHING to do with his radical-left politics. No, that was just a racist smoke-screen.

Thousands of conservatives DID vote for a Black man years before the last election. A conservative Black man.

[BTW - Obama is only HALF Black. Would old money, wealthy so-called "progressives" ever REALLY vote for an African American who descended from the slaves their ancestors used to own?)

Not a chance. They still believe Blacks need to be "taken care of" by the elite descendants of those same 19th century DEMOCRATS, only in a "kinder, gentler" way -- through WELFARE, and social programs DESIGNED to keep them poor and badly educated.

April 24, 2009 10:43 AM  

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