Rhonda Robinson

Rhonda Robinson is part of NewsReal's editorial team. As a columnist, Rhonda has provided readers with thoughtful insight into social, political, and parenting issues since 1995.

HuffPost: Haiti’s Suffering Was First “Made in America”

2010 January 15

Aristide and Clinton

It only took a few days for the Left to come crawling out from under the rubble and blame the U.S. for Haiti’s suffering. Stopping just short of blaming U.S. policies for the actual earthquake, Bill Quigley, in The Huffington Post portrays America as the evil master that holds the life of the poorest countries in the palm of its hand and squeezes.

“Part of the suffering of Haiti is indeed “Made in the USA.” While the earthquake would harm any country, actions by the United States have absolutely magnified the harm from the earthquake in Haiti.”

“How? In the last decade alone, the U.S. slashed humanitarian assistance to Haiti, blocked international loans, forced the government of Haiti to downsize, ruined tens of thousands of small farmers, and replaced the government with private non-governmental organizations.”

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DoJ is out of control: New Black Panther case

2010 January 14

Clarice Feldman

We have covered the Department’s inexplicable refusal to continue to the punishment phase of the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther party in Philadelphia; conduct condemned by the US Civil Rights Commission which is investigating the case and which has subpoenaed records from the Department which it has refused to provide without court order.

Today the Washington Times reports that the Departmet is asserting preposterous and unjustifiable claims of privilege to avoid responding to those subpoenas:

The Washington Times asked Michael Carvin, deputy assistant attorney general for both the Civil Rights Division and the Office of Legal Counsel under President Reagan, to review the Department of Justice’s privilege assertions. His response was scathing.

“They are relying on privileges that the Office of Legal Counsel says do not exist,” Mr. Carvin asserted. “There is no privilege, for instance, saying that the Justice Department will not identify personnel working on the case. … Generally, a number of these privileges [are ones] I’ve literally never heard of.”

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Alec Baldwin’s Economic Advice: Forget Health Care and Destroy a Major Oil Company

2010 January 13

Alec Baldwin, the hot-headed Hollywood leftist actor, has no problem sticking to the Alinsky script. In his latest Huffington Post blog, Baldwin suggests that the administration forget health care and focus on energy.

“The goal of this country’s energy policy, long-term, should be to trigger a series of events that would lead to one clear measurement of our progress. That is the collapse of a major oil company. If a major oil company went out of business, we would be on the right track.” read more…

Steve Schmidt’s War Against Palin

2010 January 13

Steve Schmidt spent ten weeks building Sarah Palin up and the two of them have spent a good part of the last 14 months tearing each other down.

A losing campaign always brings out the knives, but usually they are wielded in the shadows. The pure spectacle of a former campaign strategist going on national television to trash the candidate whose image he once stage-managed – as Schmidt did Sunday on “60 Minutes” – is virtually unprecedented.

Leg Thrills and Spine Chills With Chris Matthews Part 5: Empty Words Create Little Monsters and Grownup Nightmares

2010 January 11

My son-in-law, Travis, had what I like to call a “reality attack” while attempting to discipline his two-year-old daughter Pearl. Pearl, like most little girls, holds her Daddy’s heart in the palm of her hand. Like most toddlers, she is a formidable force of boundless energy and relentless willpower.

As the young scamp ran past her father, as fast as her chubby legs could carry her towards a coveted but forbidden trinket, her Daddy called out with a stern voice, “Pearl! Don’t touch that! Don’t touch it or I’ll…I’ll…” his voice faded as the reality of the situation began to dawn on him, “Or I’ll say don’t touch that again!”

Overhearing the exchange, my daughter Sarah laughed at the poor man. To which he replied, “Well, I’m tired of lying to her! She knows I won’t get up.” read more…

Leg Thrills and Spine Chills With Chris Matthews, Part 4: Real “Change” May Sound More Like a Toilet Flush

2009 December 18


Chris Matthews, the host of MSNBC’s Hardball, who publicly stated he believed it was his job (as a journalist) to see the Obama presidency succeed, is a little worried that real “change” might be coming to Washington.

Matthews’ guests, Chris Cillizza of The Washington Post and Susan Page of USA Today, warned Matthews that a repeat of 1994, where Republicans took 75 percent of the open seats is a real possibility.

While Matthews seems to understand the reason such an upset is possible because there is an anti-government sentiment toward Obama, he just can’t seem to grasp the concept that Americans simply reject this administration’s socialistic policies.

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Good for China, Good for the World?

2009 December 18

Last month, the People’s Republic of China celebrated the thirtieth anniversary of its brutal and inhumane one-child policy. Human rights groups have documented the widespread abuses of forced abortions and sterilizations, and in several provinces authorities have even been known to monitor women’s menstrual cycles and contraceptive use.

Yet, as the Copenhagen conference on climate change has captured much of the world’s attention these last few weeks, we have heard increasing and increasingly troubling calls for Chinese-style population control measures to be adopted by the rest of the world.

In fact, human rights groups and scholars have been calling attention to the widespread suffering of Chinese women for at least two decades. Despite such revelations, the Obama administration asked for $50 million to fund the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the organization whose cooperation in this monstrous policy earned its defunding by the Bush administration. Last weekend’s massive omnibus spending bill actually added an additional $5 million for the UNFPA, for a total of $55 million, and another $648.5 million for international “family planning” programs.

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The Left’s Puppets Turn on Lieberman

2009 December 18

Joe Lieberman is the latest target of the left’s “isolate, humiliate and eliminate” strategy. The Independent Senator from Connecticut is held by progressives as solely responsible for the defeat of the public option and Medicare expansion. Now they are trying to get him out of office, and have pulled out their secret weapon (wait for it…) the sock puppets.

Even The Huffington Post doesn’t seem too impressed:

“Mockery of Lieberman may be one of the few sticks left to brandish in the health care reform debate. However. MoveOn‘s video seems more likely to make progressives feel better than to compel Democratic leadership to toughen up.” read more…

Al Qaeda’s Useful Idiots: Homegrown, Home Fed Delivered Right to Your Door

2009 December 16


If neither Maj. Hasan, the murderous doctor that slaughtered his fellow soldiers at Ft. Hood, nor the five Jihadist-wannabe’s that traveled from Washington to Pakistan, had no real ties to Al Qaeda, just a desire to join them, then we have to ask what is fertilizing these homegrown useful idiots?

Chris Matthews, host of MSNBC’s Hardball, asked guest Irshad Manji, author and professor at New York University, what her initial reaction was when she heard about the five “young people” trying to join our enemies.

Manji: “Chris I have to say I’m not surprised…I know, from having done the research that…it stands to reason, that from time to time we are going to see this happening in the United States…” read more…

American History According to Zinn: A Leftist’s Fairy Tale

2009 December 14
Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn, the radical intellectual who inspired "The People Speak"

My grandfather used to tell my mother as she was growing up (in the Depression) that she and her siblings were lucky — they had a Sears catalog for the necessary paperwork in the out-house. He, on the other hand as a child, had to use two corn cobs. First, he would explain, you used the red one, and then the white one–to see if you needed another red one.

I grew up hearing many stories about the Depression. Unlike those narrated last night on the History channel, in Marxist Howard Zinn’s “The People Speak,” I heard stories of extreme poverty and of those who lived through it with humor, devotion and hard work.

Zinn would have us believe there was no hope, no jobs, and the people sat in abject poverty waiting for the government to take care of them, and it failed to do so. But then according to Zinn, those who rebelled for social change — the socialists and anarchists — were the heroes of the day.

As the Hollywood hate club read aloud passages, presumably of those who represented the working people of the time, I listened closely to hear my grandfather’s voice in the narratives. Nothing they said could have been further from what he believed, or lived. Nor did anything resemble my mother-in-law, who was put in an orphanage because her family could no longer feed her.

No one is denying the tragedies and misery of the past. It is regarding how, who, and why they were able to overcome them, in which Zinn rewrites history.

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Palin, Polar Bears and Cheap-Shots: How the Left Ignores the Economy, Fraud and Facts in Pursuit of Their Agenda-Driven Science

2009 December 11
After Copenhagen, polar bears won't be the only ones on thin ice

After Copenhagen, polar bears won't be the only ones on thin ice

In spite of Climate-gate that has, at the very least, brought reasonable doubt to the validity and motives behind the theory of global warming, more has been reported about Tiger Wood’s sex life than the impact the “success” of Copenhagen will have on the economy.

In an op-ed piece in The Washington Post written by Sarah Palin, the former Governor of Alaska, made the point:

“The agenda–driven policies being pushed in Copenhagen won’t change the weather, but they would change our economy for the worst.”

Chris Matthews host of MSNBC’s Hardball told his guests Chrystia Freeland, Financial Times and Eugene Robinson, of The Washington Post Palin’s concern for the economic impact was nothing more than a “cheap shot” and continued to ignore the facts. read more…

Obama’s Faithful Claim “The Great Communicator” Is Faltering Because He Just Doesn’t Believe His Own Lies

2009 December 9


The title Ronald Reagan held as “The Great Communicator” was an honor he earned. Reagan was firm in his political beliefs and conveyed them with style, conviction and simplicity. He could speak above the daily political ramblings and address the heart of the country. Whether you loved him or hated him, you knew where he stood.

When Barack Obama stepped onto the scene, the Left saw in him their Ronald Reagan; a new great communicator. This hope is also quickly dissipating in the harsh light of reality.

Tina Brown, founder and editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast, wrote on Dec. 3rd in Obama’s Fog of War that “The Great Communicator’s” skills were “breaking down.”

“It’s a strange paradox for a great wordsmith, but whenever Obama makes an important policy speech these days he leaves everyone totally confused.”

The reason, Brown later concludes is that it’s not his fault that he has to lie. Even he doesn’t believe what he says.

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