Manning: “Whatta Country”

Yakov Smirnoff, the Russian ex-patriot, has a comedy routine where many of the punch lines ended with the signature line, “Whatta country!” I couldn’t agree with him more.  Americans truly are blessed to have been born in the first nation that was conceived with the presumption and guarantee that individuals…

Yakov Smirnoff, the Russian ex-patriot, has a comedy routine where many of the punch lines ended with the signature line, “Whatta country!”

I couldn’t agree with him more.  Americans truly are blessed to have been born in the first nation that was conceived with the presumption and guarantee that individuals shall be free from government tyranny.

Now, however, there are those on the left who have begun the refrain that criticism of our current, lame duck president is the equivalent to not “loving the country.”

Dissent is American.  It is built into the fabric of our Constitution.  It is the basis of both the First and Second Amendments to the Constitution.

Now, many of the same people who viewed the burning of the American flag as a valid expression of protected protest, are castigating those who proudly wave the stars and stripes as being anti-American.

It is not anti-American to criticize President Obama.  In fact, shining a light on an increasingly avaricious government is not just a right, it is a responsibility.

A president who was reported to have skipped more than half of his intelligence briefings prior to the killing of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya on 9/11/12, should be criticized for failing to do his job.

A president who claims not to have been aware that his own Justice Department was spying on Associate Press reporters, should be criticized for failing to protect basic freedom of the press.

How can you not criticize a president who has spent the last five years campaigning for Obamacare, but never bothered to find out if the $600 million website that his wife’s college buddy was building actually worked?

In fact, it is a duty to criticize a president who had his National Security Agency spying both on American citizens and world leaders, doing harm to America’s standing with allies around the world, yet claims that he knew nothing, nothing at all.

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Rick Manning (@rmanning957) is the Vice President of Public Policy and Communications for Americans for Limited Government.


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Smirks October 31, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Rather than go on another long rant about how much Rick Manning is an absolute dipshit, I’ll just leave it at: Rick Manning is an absolute dipshit.

MashPotato November 1, 2013 at 1:50 am

You know, I’m not a big fan of him either, but can’t you find some common ground before name calling?

The Colonel November 1, 2013 at 7:06 am

Yeah Smirks, you stupid assmunch…oops….

M326 November 1, 2013 at 6:31 am

Smirks, you have a wonderful way with words. I couldn’t concur more.

TontoBubbaGoldstein November 1, 2013 at 11:21 am

Start calling other folks names and TBG will reach into his Big Ol’ Bag O Insults… and… *fumbles around*… pull out:

Obama worshiping, DUMB@$$, Liberul-Tarian, Doppler Ganger, piece of shit

Good times.
Good times.

The Colonel November 3, 2013 at 12:29 pm

You sure that wasn’t Big T Grand Tango’s bag you reached into?

Godslayer November 1, 2013 at 2:08 pm

He’s a gigadipshit.

Jackie Chiles November 1, 2013 at 9:50 am

Who is Rick Manning?

? November 1, 2013 at 10:45 am


Thomas November 1, 2013 at 4:57 pm

When was the last WH Cabinet meeting? How many has he had? The same goes for Press Conferences. President Obama sure is detached and out of the loop for Chief Executive. And we are supposed to accept the coronation of Queen Clinton I? She has done NOTHING as Senator or Sec of State…left wing wackos

And speaking of left wingnuts. There sure are a lot of them around here who exercise their freedom of speech. In a unofficial word count of the left wing wackos on Fits, we get these results, the top ten words they use to criticize the Tea Party.

1) Fuck Them

2) Kill Them

3) Shit

4) Absolute Dipshit

5) Fucking Kill Them

6) What The Fuck

7) Asshole Birthers

8) Deeeeeeeeeluisions

9) Testicles

10) Idiot Asses

…and this command of the English language comes from the uber-liberal SocialCommuMarxist, Smirks, exclusively. LoL

In case you did not notice, Fits posted a very detailed Terms of Conditions last September on the use of his website. Maybe you should read it here:


mayorboob November 3, 2013 at 10:32 am

That’s why he gets away with everything. Hell I didn’t know that went on I was golfing or playing cards with my brother on law or I was out giving a speech for Obama care or for that matter I just don’t have a clue!

Wurds R. Hard November 3, 2013 at 2:43 pm

It is “expatriate” not “ex-patriot”.

Didn’t make it much beyond that…

Mike at the Beach November 3, 2013 at 5:13 pm

People dog my ass constantly because I am so hard on them attendant to spelling and grammar, but this is a perfect example of why I refuse to retreat in regard to the “Queen’s English.” America just keeps getting dumber in just about every measurable, quantifiable category and no one seems to care. Graduation rates, writing, STEM, etiquette, civil discourse, business practices, customer service, common sense; you name it, and we’re sucking at it. Five words into a long essay, and the author has proven to me that he is poorly trained as a writer and too undisciplined / unprofessional to have a more intelligent person proof his work. Just as tainted evidence can kill an otherwise valid argument, so can poor delivery.


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