David Forsmark

David Forsmark is the owner and president of Winning Strategies, a full service political consulting firm in Michigan. David has been a regular columnist for Frontpage Magazine since 2006. For 20 years before that, he wrote book, movie and concert reviews as a stringer for the Flint Journal, a midsize daily newspaper.

Memorial Day Flashback: Obama Sees Dead People

2010 May 29

Barack gives a shout out to the fallen heroes in the audience:

Yep, Dan Quayle was an idiot.

While Finding Nemo, Chris Matthews Loses His Mind

2010 May 28

Liberals like to accuse Ronald Reagan of confusing facts with the movies.  But Baby Boomer liberals constantly define situations by movies.  Chris Matthews was recently warning about “Seven Days in May” coming true, spinning some wild conspiracy theory about the military and the Tea Party.

But as he got excited about the BP oil spill, Chris went so far off the reality track that he was lucky his guest was the Rev. Jim Wallis, a man too polite– or too stupid– to laugh in his face:

MATTHEWS: I don‘t know why all the submarines in our fleet aren‘t down there!  It would seem to me that Captain Nemo back in the 19th century in fiction would have been able to get down there and fix it with soldering irons and blow torches and filling up that pipe…

Really, THIS is your plan?

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Obama Counter-Terrorism Advisor John Brennan: Jihad is “Legitimate”

2010 May 28

In other news, Andy McCarthy’s head is reported to have exploded…

Lunch Break: Hit the Road Jack

2010 May 25

Hope ya’ come back some more…

Jack Bauer testifying before a Senate committee that thinks he has been too mean to terrorists and their accomplices:

“For a combat soldier the difference between success and failure is your ability to adapt to your enemy. The people that I deal with, they don’t care about your rules. All they care about is a result. My job is to stop them from accomplishing their objectives. I simply adapt. In answer to your question, am I above the law? No, sir. I am more than willing to be judged by the people you claim to represent. I will let them decide what price I should pay. Now please do not sit there with that smug look on your face and expect me to regret the decisions that I have made because, sir, the truth is I don’t. “

Biden: Brussels Capitol of the Free World

2010 May 25

Just in case anybody thought James W. Huston’s new book is too far out there…

Maybe SESTAK is Lying, Not the White House

2010 May 24

In every bit of polling I’ve seen this year, anyone trying to appeal to white, middle aged or older Catholic voters (the “religious bitter gunners” of Pennsylvania fame) needs distance from Barack Obama.

Congressman Joe Sestak got a lot of attention for saying that the White House tried to buy him out of the Democrat primary against Arlen Specter by offering him a job.  White House mouthpiece Robert Gibbs’s rather lame line of defense today was “trust us, nothing happened.”

Political observers can be forgiven for jumping to the conclusion that this is more evidence of “the Chicago Way.”

But Sestak has every incentive to make up this story.

  1. It gives him distance from Obama–which he needs after voting in lockstep with the Obama agenda.  It is much harder to paint Sestak as a tool of the White House now. read more…

Chris Matthews Brags about Beating Up Girl

2010 May 24

Chrissy Matthews wrapped up his most demented week ever– proposing the execution of BP oil execs, and proposing that “frogmen” go down with “soldering irons” and fix the oil well leak at 3000 feet below the level the strongest nuclear submarine can dive to– by bragging that he beat up a girl. read more…

NRB Book Club: A Great Book on Fatherhood at a Steal of a Price

2010 May 24

Order one of these for 2 bucks…

NewsReal Sunday: Apocalypse Now, Matthews’ Meltdown Part 2

2010 May 23

Chris Matthews can’t let simple laws of physics get in the way of a good rant this week.  After calling for the execution of BP execs for not putting men on the ocean floor, he tried to make the oil spill a religious issue with the Rev. Jim Wallis, the liberal evangelical flavor of the month and Obama apologist.

MATTHEWS: Let me ask you this… If you destroy the habitat in which man was born, is that a moral issue?

WALLIS: We call it stewardship of God’s creation, this is a mainstream issue… to be good stewards of what God has made

That was the closest Rev. Wallis got to scripture, then he immediately went to pure psychobabble:

WALLIS: These things feel almost Apocalyptic, Chris, I think it’s a sign of our oil addiction, Chris, and we know that addictions make our lives not work.  So this oil spill is showing our oil addiction is making our lives not work.  But we have to deal with this, so for people of faith this is a moral issue, it’s a religious issue, it’s not just a political issue here.”

Right, and I’m sure Jim Wallis got to the solar and wind powered Hardball studio on his bicycle or by rickshaw…  Why don’t you try to function without your apparent food addiction, Jim.  Or your oxygen addiction—then you would create less carbon dioxide! read more…

Matthews’ Meltdown: Execute BP Execs Like the Chinese Would?

2010 May 23

Apparently former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn isn’t the only Obama admirer with an affinity for Maoist methodology.

On Hardball Monday night, Chris Matthews began a week long rant about the BP oil spill that had him calling for the imprisonment of the whole BP board, possibly their execution, and for the President to nationalize the oil industry.

MATTHEWS:  Yes.  In China, it‘s a more brutal society—a more brutal society, Kate, but they execute people for this, major industrial leaders that commit crimes like this, failure like this… Why doesn‘t the president go in there and nationalize that industry and get the job done for the people?

Environmental activist writers Abrahm Lustgarten of Propublica and Kate Sheppard of Mother Jones were left gasping for air as Matthews vociferously displayed an appalling ignorance of anything having to do with reality. read more…

Reading is Fundamental

2010 May 22

Trivializing the Times Square Bomber: Meltdown with Keith Olbermann Part 47

2010 May 18

For about a month, Keith Olbermann has basically been mailing it in, while Chris Matthews does most of the foaming at the mouth for MSNBC, and Rachel Maddow spins the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy stories.

The above, I suppose, could be considered an anti-Meltdown, as Keith relegates the Times Square bomber to something akin to Jay Leno’s “Stupid Criminals” bit.

OLBERMANN:  FBI agents today raiding half a dozen locations in the northeast as part of the investigation into the failed attempt to set off a bomb—or fireworks—in Times Square earlier this month…


Of course, Olbermann, Maddow, Matthews and Company didn’t spare the horses or the hyperbole when it came to trying to connect the violent Michigan Hutaree cult to the Tea Party, or going all the way back to Timothy McVeigh and connecting him to Rush Limbaugh…

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