Pundit Press is pleased to present its 54th interview in our ongoing series. Today we are lucky enough to have the founder of Nice Deb answer some of our questions. Nice Deb is an influential, award-winning conservative website that I cannot recommend more highly. So, without further ado:
1. When did you start Nice Deb and why?
I started the blog in May of 2007-almost five years ago. I was actually trying to register for admin rights on another Wordpress blog, and accidentally created my own blog.
So it started out as a joke, which you can clearly see if you go back to the first week of posts. I figured I'd have a little fun for awhile, and delete the blog eventually. But I caught the blogging bug, and kept at it. By January of 2008, I started looking into Obama's background, and it became a much more serious political blog.
2. What is your favorite part of writing on a website? What is the worst part?
My favorite part is actually finding something in the news I'm passionate about and/or have some knowledge about so I know just what I want to say. I enjoy doing the occasional photoshop, too. My least favorite part is deciding what to write about - finding the dang story while the clock ticks away. It's becoming more and more difficult to find something that's not already growing stale on teh internetz because FB and Twitter have made internet "old" go from 24-36 hours to 2-4 hours. You have to be quick if you want to be one of the first. I generally don't like doing stories everyone else is doing, unless I feel I have something fresh to say about it, or I'm just so darn passionate about the subject, there's no shutting me up.
Sometimes I don't jump on a big story because I figure, "what more can be said about it that hasn't already been said". I don't consider my blog, a news site like Gateway Pundit, or Weasel Zippers. I only do 2-4 posts a day - sometimes more, sometimes less. But I like to put a little extra something something in my posts, if I can.
3. In your estimation, who is the most incompetent member of the Obama Administration (not including President Obama himself)?
Biden, if we're just talking about incompetence. Most of the others are very competent in how they're going about destroying the country. They're damn good at what they're doing, in fact.
4. Speaking of President Obama, do you believe that he will be re-elected come November?
I think it's 50/50. It shouldn't be, what with the mess he's made of things, but unfortunately, there are a lot of ignorant people out there - the ones who aren't far gone lefties, that is. The mushy middle are vulnerable to media narratives, which is why we have to fight extra hard to refute the Obamedia lies and spin. Fortunately, we've been making good progress in blunting their messages whether they be imaginary wars on women/dogs/minorities or what have you. Happy warriors on Twitter and blogs have gone a long way toward neutralizing their propaganda efforts. We have to keep it up, and not lose our sense of humor, even when things get ugly. Because it hasn't even begun to get ugly, yet.
5. Where do you see America in four years if President Obama is re-elected? Where do you see the United States in four years if he is not?
Obama is trying to transform the US economy into a European style Social welfare state. If he's given four more years, he will succeed. His remedies to fix what he broke (nationalizing everything, confiscation of wealth and property) will require more extra-constitutional and extra-legislative maneuverings on his part. He will become more like a dictator, his regime will become more tyrannical. He's already got illegals wanting to return to their home countries. After a few more years of Obama, there will be American citizens who will want to join them. Only by then, we may have laws in place to keep people in.
If Mitt wins, it will also be awful. Mitt will have to make some tough choices in order to get the debt situation under control. That will mean massive, violent protests from the left. He will put good policies in place to get the economy working, again, but he had better do some housecleaning to make sure they get implemented. All of the Government departments and agencies that are populated with Obama leftists will have to be cleaned out - especially the DOJ - right down to the civilian jobs, even the janitors... That will take backbone and mettle I'm not sure Mitt possesses. It's going to be a rough ride for Mitt. Running for President in 2012 is like volunteering to commandeer a ship that's in the process of sinking.
6. What are your feelings on Occupy Wall Street?
My feelings on OWS are expressed on my other blog, Left-wing Institute for Civil Discourse, aka "Moonbattracker". The short answer is: Although they espouse a variety of political philosophies (communist, anarchist, confused hippies), they're all totalitarian freaks. They care very deeply about rights - but only their own rights, (which are often made up rights, like the right to squat on public property indefinitely, or "occupy" buildings they don't own.) If you disagree with an occupier, your right to peacefully assemble, to speak, etc, is not to be respected.
7. In the coming election, what role do you see the Tea Party having?
I see the Tea Party getting involved in local politics, and working behind the scenes to get good conservatives elected.
8. Is there anything that you would like to add?
I would just add the obvious point everyone has been making - 2012 isn't "the most important election in our lifetimes," it's the most important election, EVER. The direction our country ends up going depends on it. We can become another weak-assed Socialist nanny state, or we can begin to turn things around, and become America again - the "good guys" the oppressed in other totalitarian nations looked to for help and/or inspiration. That America is fading away as we become more totalitarian ourselves.
Great choice! I am a regular reader and have linked to her many times in the past. Nice Deb does great work!
The Political Commentator