Arizona

I didn’t vote in yesterday’s Arizona Primary. Not because I didn’t want to. or I was lazy. It was my day off. Not because of the reports of lines taking hours to vote.

Because I couldn’t. I was Not Allowed to Vote!

I’m a registered Independent. I was not welcome at the party.

KPHO-TV: The largest group of registered voters in Arizona cannot vote in Tuesday’s Presidential Preference Election.

Voters registered without a party preference now make up the largest voting bloc in Arizona.

According to the Arizona Secretary of State, more than 3 million people are registered to vote in Arizona.

Of those, 1.2 million are registered as Independent.

“The idea that you should be forced to take part in a party to be able to participate in the system is the most un-American thing I can think of,” said former Phoenix Mayor Paul Johnson. “They system today totally discriminates against Independents.”

Johnson has pushed for Arizona to move to a top-two system that would put all candidates on a single ballot, without party preference.

Arizona is one of 24 states where voters must register with a party to vote in the state’s primary.

So I stayed home.

Trump crushed my candidate Ted Cruz.

But the only satisfaction I got from yesterday was not really good in the long run. That of telling the all the little wide-eyed, rose-colored, almost-hippie like Bernie Zombies that the fix was in and being proven correct as Hillary crushed Uncle Bernie here in AZ.

The problem with a Dishonest Socialist (besides the whole Socialist thing) is that they are Dishonest. Hillary is the Dishonest Socialist. Unlike Uncle Bernie who has been a honest Socialist all his life.

He believes in it. His minions believe in his dream of “free stuff”.

Hillary, on the other hand is just power-mad evil personified.

She’s the Sith Lord of Socialists.

The Bernie Zombies who were all fresh faced and excited yesterday, are silent today.

Maybe they learned a lesson about power, but I doubt it.

While the victory in Arizona was needed, the loss of any delegates in Utah handed a blow to the Trump campaign as he seeks to avoid a contested convention in Cleveland in July. As it stands, Trump has 739 out of the 1,237 delegates needed, according to Real Clear Politics’ count. In comparison, with Utah’s 40 delegates, Cruz will have a total of 465 delegates.

So the Establishment will likely get there Brokered, smoke-filled Backroom, Convention.

And Hillary will benefit greatly from it.

And America will die. Once and For all.

But as Yogi Berra once said, “It ain’t over until it’s over”

And there is still Hope (just not the Obama type Hope, I hope).

Like Trump, Clinton’s luck changed after Arizona as well.

Speaking to his supports after losing in Arizona, Sanders contended that the race wasn’t over yet and predicted that he would pick up a victory later in the night — and in Utah and Idaho he was correct.

“I am enormously grateful to the people of Utah and Idaho for the tremendous voter turnouts that gave us victories with extremely large margins,” Sanders said in a statement following his victories. “The impressive numbers of young people and working-class people who participated in the process are exactly what the political revolution is all about. These decisive victories in Idaho and Utah give me confidence that we will continue to win major victories in the coming contests.”

Idaho’s 23 delegates and Utah’s 33 delegates will be split proportionally between Clinton and Sanders as was Arizona’s 75 delegates.

Idaho’s Democratic caucuses were open to anyone, regardless of party affiliation, who is eligible to vote in November’s general election and didn’t vote in the GOP primary which was held earlier in March.

Amazing hings can happen when you LET people vote.

Would things have been different if Independents like me were allowed to vote?

We’ll never know. There were potentially a million voters who weren’t invited to The Party. 🙂

 

 

 

Ministry of Truth Moderates?

I still don’t understand why the GOP has the Liberal Media moderating their debates. I just don’t get it. And apparently last night it showed.

I didn’t watch it for precisely the reason that apparently happened. The Liberal Media wanted to incite a fight and make the GOP look bad.

It’s like asking the Wolf to guard the chicken coup. The Big Bad Wolf to watch the sheep.

It’s idiotic. And apparently last night it showed.

‘The questions asked so far illustrate why the American people don’t trust the media. This is not a cage match,’ Cruz said 

‘Look at the questions: “Donald Trump, are you a comic-book villain?” “Ben Carson, can you do math?” “John Kasich, will you insult two people over here?” “Marco Rubio, why don’t you resign?” “Jeb Bush, why have your numbers fallen?”‘ 

‘How about talking about the substantive issues that people care about?’

Cruz earned the night’s loudest single wave of applause for that outburst. 

Rubio followed him with additional slams on the U.S. political press corps after Trump demanded an end to ‘scam’ super PACs that ‘are causing some very bad decisions to be made by some very good people.’

‘The Democrats have their own super PAC,’ Rubio claimed. ‘It’s called the mainstream media.’ 

You just now figured that out? Really??

“The CNBC moderators acted less like journalists and more like Clinton campaign operatives.  What was supposed to be a serious debate about the many issues plaguing our economy was given up for one Democratic talking point after another served up by the so-call ‘moderators.’  They clearly war-gamed this thinking that a relentless series of personal attacks on the candidates would somehow drive their ratings and help Hillary Clinton.

The CNBC debate will go down in history as an encyclopedic example of liberal media bias on stage.  The audience roared its disdain for these so-called ‘journalists,’ and all of America heard it.  CNBC should be embarrassed for their pitiful display of partisan liberal media bias and apologize to the GOP candidates and the American people.”– Brent Bozell

Except by the Liberal Media itself I bet. 🙂

“Congressional Republicans, Democrats and the White House are about to strike a compromise that would raise the debt limit, prevent a government shutdown, and calm financial markets of the fear that a Washington crisis is on the way. Does your opposition to it show you’re not the kind of problem-solver that American voters want?” CNBC anchor Carl Quintanilla asked the presidential candidate.

That’s questions more loaded than a drunk at bar at 2am. And more slanted than the drunk trying to walk home afterwards!

“So you don’t actually want to hear the answer, John?” Cruz called out the anchor. “You don’t want to hear the answer, you just want to incite insults.”

“You used your time on something else,” a dismissive Harwood said.

Which was: “The questions being asked shouldn’t be trying to get people to tear into each other, it should be what are your substantive solutions to people at home,” Cruz said before getting cut off.

“You’re not interested in an answer,” Cruz scolded.

No, he really wasn’t. He wanted to incite insults and violence to make you look bad. That was his job.

A half-hour after the debate ended, CNBC had turned off the TV monitors in the press filing center, effectively hiding its own post-debate broadcast coverage from the hundreds of reporters who traveled to cover the event.

Frank Luntz, the legendary Republican pollster, hosted a focus group during the debate as he has for each of the other Republican intra-party clashes.

’23 of tonight’s 26 focus group participants watched all three broadcasts.,’ he tweeted. ‘They ALL said @CNBC mod[erator]s were the worst.’

Why do you have The Ministry of Truth running your Debates? It makes NO sense!

And New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who had few spotlight moments, lit into the moderators for asking a question about whether the federal government should regulate pay-for-play fantasty football competitions online.

‘Wait a second,’ he said, firing rhetorical bullets at the CNBC anchor desk: ‘We have $19 trillion in debt, people out of work, ISIS and al Qaeda attacking us – and we’re talking about fantasy football?’ 

The Liberals don’t want you talk about those things that THEY fucked up. Why the hell would they want that?

Inanities is what they do best.

‘How about we get the government to do what they’re supposed to be doing?’ an agitated Christie shouted. ‘Enough on fantasy football. Let people play! Who cares?’ 

Moments earlier, Christie had lit into moderator John Harwood for interrupting him in mid-answer. 

‘Even in New Jersey,’ he said, ‘what you’re doing is called “rude”.’ 

The network’s chief moderator, John Harwood, found himself in trouble early for claiming Rubio’s tax plan was the subject of an aggressive takedown at the hands of the nonpartisan Tax Foundation.

He told the debate’s audience that the organization scored the Rubio plan ‘and concluded that you give nearly twice as much of a gain in after-tax income to the top one-percent as to people in the middle of the income scale.’

So the moderator is preaching partisan BS instead of asking questions, ghee, why didn’t you see that coming GOP? The Ministry of Truth is there to make you look bad and to plant questions that are slanted so far to the left they are one dimensional.

‘Since you’re a champion of Americans living paycheck to paycheck, don’t you have that backward?’ Harwood asked him.

‘No,’ Rubio corrected him. ‘You wrote a story on it. You had to go back and correct it.’

‘No, I didn’t,’ Harwood insisted.

Harwood, though, tweeted his correction on October 14. 

‘Tax Foundation says Rubio benefits lowest 10% proportionally more than top 1%,’ that tweet read. 

A “Narrative” correction? 🙂

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The Ministry of Truth has an agenda. and a Narrative. But yet let them “moderate” your “debate”?

Why?

The Colorado debate began with a round of navel-gazing as CNBC host John Harwood asked the 10 assembled candidates, job-interview style, to describe their biggest weaknesses.

WTF!

Would they ask Hillary or Bernie Sanders that question? Really??

QUOTH THE DONALD: ‘I am now in Colorado looking forward to what I am sure will be a very unfair debate!’ (Daily Mail)

Ya Think! 🙂

Media critic Howard Kurtz analyzes the behavior of the CNBC debate moderators, particularly John Harwood, on FOX News’ Kelly File:

KURTZ: Megyn, this was an absolute trainwreck for CNBC. Many of the moderators’ questions seemed to be snide, hostile, condescending, borderline insulting. And let me just make clear: I’m totally in favor of tough and provocative questions. When you do that, sometimes audience doesn’t like it, sometimes the candidates don’t like it. But a lot of the questions were not drilling down on facts or record or policy. When John Harwood says Trump, comic book campaign, or do you have the moral authority to be president? When Carl Quintanilla asked Marco Rubio — who had a good night by the way — are you a young man in a hurry? Shouldn’t you wait a few years to run for president? It just validated what a lot of people think about the mainstream media — and this channel is affiliated of course with NBC News — that they cannot be fair to Republicans.

WHY WOULD YOU EXPECT THEM TO BE?

That’s the question I want answered.

Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy
Political Cartoons by Chip Bok

A Treaty With Myself

When there’s no-one else in sight
In the crowded lonely night
Well I wait so long
For my love vibration
And I’m dancing with myself

Oh dancing with myself
Oh dancing with myself
Well there’s nothing to lose
And there’s nothing to prove
I’ll be dancing with myself — Billy Idol

What if some made treaty and no one showed up but Obama’s Ego.

Sometime this week, President Obama is scheduled to sign an executive order to meet the Oct. 15 “adoption day” he has set for the nuclear deal he says he has made with Iran. According to the president’s timetable the next step would be “the start day of implementation,” fixed for Dec. 15.

But as things now stand, Obama may end up being the only person in the world to sign his much-wanted deal, in effect making a treaty with himself.

Iran test-fired a new generation of surface-to-surface ballistic missiles on Sunday, its state news agency reported…

Iran tested a long-range missile called the Emad, which Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said was capable of precise control, according to a report from the Islamic Republic News Agency.

“We don’t ask anyone’s permission to enhance our defense power or missile capability and will firmly pursue our defense plans, particularly in the field of missiles,” Mr. Dehghan said. “And Emad is one of the outstanding examples of this.”

He didn’t specify the range of the new missile. Experts have previously suggested that similar missiles in the country’s arsenal can travel as far as 800 miles. (WSJ)

And Obama can’t say or do shit about it 1) because he won’t 2) because his precious and utterly worthless Iran Deal is due to be signed this week to much fanfare for his Ego.

The rest of the world is partying WITH Iran at his weakness.

The Iranians have signed nothing and have no plans for doing so. The so-called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) has not even been discussed at the Islamic Republic’s Council of Ministers. Nor has the Tehran government bothered to even provide an official Persian translation of the 159-page text.

The Islamic Majlis, the ersatz parliament, is examining an unofficial text and is due to express its views at an unspecified date in a document “running into more than 1,000 pages,” according to Mohsen Zakani, who heads the “examining committee.”

“The changes we seek would require substantial rewriting of the text,” he adds enigmatically.

Nor have Britain, China, Germany, France and Russia, who were involved in the so-called P5+1 talks that produced the JCPOA, deemed it necessary to provide the Obama “deal” with any legal basis of their own. Obama’s partners have simply decided that the deal he is promoting is really about lifting sanctions against Iran and nothing else.

So when Iran steps over the “red line” of even HIS OWN DEAL, what will Mr. Ego do, flap his gums and wag his finger most likely as Iran and everyone else sticks a missile up his ass.

Pride Goes Before a Fall, and their is no one with more self-pride than Our Fearless Leader.

Mind you, the Liberal Media will be there cover for him, as usual.

So they have started doing just that without bothering about JCPOA’s other provisions. Britain has lifted the ban on 22 Iranian banks and companies blacklisted because of alleged involvement in deals linked to the nuclear issue.

German trade with Iran has risen by 33 percent, making it the Islamic Republic’s third-largest partner after China.

China has signed preliminary accords to help Iran build five more nuclear reactors. Russia has started delivering S300 anti-aircraft missile systems and is engaged in talks to sell Sukhoi planes to the Islamic Republic.

France has sent its foreign minister and a 100-man delegation to negotiate big business deals, including projects to double Iran’s crude oil exports.

Other nations have also interpreted JCPOA as a green light for dropping sanctions. Indian trade with Iran has risen by 17 percent, and New Delhi is negotiating massive investment in a rail-and-sea hub in the Iranian port of Chah-Bahar on the Gulf of Oman. With help from Austrian, Turkish and United Arab Emirates banks, the many banking restrictions imposed on Iran because of its nuclear program have been pushed aside.

“The structures of sanctions built over decades is crumbling,” boasts Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Meanwhile, the nuclear project is and shall remain “fully intact,” says the head of Iran’s Atomic Energy Agency, Ali Akbar Salehi.

“We have started working on a process of nuclear fusion that will be cutting-edge technology for the next 50 years,” he adds.

Even before Obama’s “implementation day,” the mullahs are receiving an average of $400 million a month, no big sum, but enough to ease the regime’s cash-flow problems and increase pay for its repressive forces by around 21 percent.

Last month, Iran and the P5+1 created a joint commission to establish the modalities of implementation of an accord, a process they wish to complete by December 2017 when the first two-year review of JCPOA is scheduled to take place and when Obama will no longer be in the White House. (If things go awry Obama could always blame his successor or even George W Bush.)

Both Obama and his Secretary of State John Kerry have often claimed that, its obvious shortcomings notwithstanding, their nuke deal with the “moderate faction” in Tehran might encourage positive changes in Iran’s behavior.

That hasn’t happened.

The mullahs see the “deal” as a means with which Obama would oppose any suggestion of trying to curb Iran.

“Obama won’t do anything that might jeopardize the deal,” says Ziba Kalam, a Rouhani adviser. “This is his biggest, if not the only, foreign policy success.”

If there have been changes in Tehran’s behavior they have been for the worst. Iran has teamed up with Russia to keep Bashar al-Assad in power in Syria, mocking Obama’s “Assad must go” rhetoric. More importantly, Iran has built its direct military presence in Syria to 7,000 men. (One of Iran’s most senior generals was killed in Aleppo on Wednesday.)

Tehran has also pressured Iraqi Premier Haidar al-Abadi’s weak government to distance itself from Washington and join a dubious coalition with Iran, Russia and Syria.

Certain that Obama is paralyzed by his fear of undermining the non-existent “deal” the mullahs have intensified their backing for Houthi rebels in Yemen. Last week a delegation was in Tehran with a long shopping list for arms.

In Lebanon, the mullahs have toughened their stance on choosing the country’s next president. And in Bahrain, Tehran is working on a plan to “ensure an early victory” of the Shiite revolution in the archipelago.

Confident that Obama is determined to abandon traditional allies of the United States, Tehran has also heightened propaganda war against Saudi Arabia, now openly calling for the overthrow of the monarchy there.

The mullahs are also heightening contacts with Palestinian groups in the hope of unleashing a new “Intifada.”

“Palestine is thirsty for a third Intifada,” Supreme Guide Khamenei’s mouthpiece Kayhan said in an editorial last Thursday. “It is the duty of every Muslim to help start it as soon as possible.”

Obama’s hopes of engaging Iran on other issues were dashed last week when Khamenei declared “any dialogue with the American Great Satan” to be” forbidden.”

“We have no need of America” his adviser Ali-Akbar Velayati added later. “Iran is the region’s big power in its own right.”

Obama had hoped that by sucking up to the mullahs he would at least persuade them to moderate their “hate-America campaign.” Not a bit of that.

“Death to America” slogans, adoring official buildings in Tehran have been painted afresh along with US flags, painted at the entrance of offices so that they could be trampled underfoot. None of the US citizens still held hostages in Iran has been released, and one, Washington Post stringer Jason Rezai, is branded as “head of a spy ring “in Tehran. Paralyzed by his fear of undermining the non-existent deal, Obama doesn’t even call for their release.

Government-sponsored anti-American nationwide events are announced for November, anniversary of the seizure of the US Embassy in Tehran. The annual “End of America” week-long conference is planned for February and is to focus on “African-American victims of US police” and the possibility of “self-determination for blacks.”

According to official sources “families of Black American victims” and a number of “black American revolutionaries” have been invited.

Inside Iran, Obama’s “moderate partners” have doubled the number of executions and political prisoners. Last week they crushed marches by teachers calling for release of their leaders. Hundreds of trade unionists have been arrested and a new “anti-insurrection” brigade paraded in Tehran to terrorize possible protestors.

The Obama deal may end up as the biggest diplomatic scam in recent history.

Michael Ramirez Cartoon

Grand Re-Opening

 Since I have been obsessed with this case for the last week+ because of the Left’s amoral attempt at the destruction of a business for the sole purpose that they don’t agree with the Left’s agenda.

The hate the Left poured into this little town with their “gotcha” journalism and their viciousness should not go unchallenged.

The majority should stand up to these bullies.

The Left has only one modus operandi- They bring a Nuclear weapon to a knife fight. You disagree with them and they just nuke you. That’s it.

And they have their schoolyard gang, The Liberal Media, who will back them up and make your life a living hell for opposing them.

That’s there idea of “tolerance”. You tolerate their rule over you completely or else.

They have cowed people for a long time with their disagree with me you’re a “racist”, a “bigot”, a “homophobe”, “islamophobic” or “misogynistic”.

It’s all very extreme. No chance for discussion or dialogue when the first thing they do is nuke you, intimidate you and bully you.

And the Left thinks they are on the side of morality and righteousness so you deserve to be nuked for disagreeing with them.

As Mike Adams put it a few days ago: As usual, their views on the issue are driven by emotion, not reason. That is because liberalism is not really a political philosophy. It is a stage of arrested emotional development.

They are bratty, nasty 5 year old bullies who want what they want when they want it because they want it and you a poopie head for not letting them have it.

The level of pure hatred I’ve seen on more Leftist websites has been amazingly vicious. They have even taken to questioning  the gays who contributed to the GoFundMe for Memories Pizza as to whether they were even gay, gay enough, brainwashed or just plain stupid because no legitimately gay person would ever have compassion for evil religious nutters who just want to oppress them.

This small example, a small town, family-owned pizza joint, showed the world (but not the Left-they are oblivious) just how broken this society is and just how Us vs. Them is almost all that remains.

Especially, with the Left. You’re either 100% with us (or don’t oppose us in any way) or else!

The Irony is appalling…So with that, a little sun must shine (until the Left decides to eclipse with their hate this is). 🙂

WALKERTON, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana pizzeria that closed after its owner said his religious beliefs wouldn’t allow him to cater a gay wedding opened Thursday to a full house of friends, regulars and people wanting to show their support.

“It’s a relief to get going again and try to get back to normal,” said Kevin O’Connor, owner of Memories Pizza.

The aftermath of a Liberal nuclear holocaust, the survivors pick up and try to resume their lives.

O’Connor closed the shop for eight days after comments by him and his daughter, Crystal, to a local television station supporting a new religious objections law. The law, which has since been revised, sparked a boycott of Indiana.

O’Connor said the criticism hasn’t changed his beliefs. He said gays are welcome in his restaurant in the small, one-traffic-light town of Walkerton, 20 miles southwest of South Bend, but that he would decline to cater a same-sex wedding because it would conflict with his Christian beliefs.

“I’d do the same thing again. It’s my belief. It’s our belief. It’s what we grew up on,” he said. “I’m just sorry it comes to this because neither one of us dislike any of those people. I don’t hold any grudges.”

A crowdfunding campaign started by supporters raised more than $842,000 with donations from 29,160 contributors in 48 hours. O’Connor said he hasn’t received the money yet, but said he plans to give some to charity and use some money to make improvements to the restaurant.

The 61-year-old father of eight who has owned the restaurant for nine years said he never thought about taking the money and retiring.

“I enjoy it. I don’t want to leave here,” he said. “I want this to be something that my daughter can enjoy.”

Crystal O’Connor said the amount of money was overwhelming.

“We were like, ‘Stop! Stop! Stop!'” she said.

“It was really making us uncomfortable,” her father said.

The restaurant reopened about 4 p.m. Thursday. He says that within an hour, all eight tables were filled and six people were waiting for carryout orders. There were no protests as of 7 p.m.

Jeanne and Ken Gumm from outside LaPorte, about 20 miles northwest of Walkerton, said they had been waiting for the pizzeria to reopen so they could show their support.

“We couldn’t wait to get down here,” said Ken Gumm, 66, a tank truck driver. “To us this whole thing isn’t about gay marriage. It’s mostly about freedom of religion.”

Not to the Left, to them it’s about defying their holy crusade to destroy anyone who stands in their way to ultimate power for they are the saviors of mankind (in their heads) whether you like it or not! 🙂

Political Cartoons by Bob Gorrell

 You could say the same thing about The Left, curiously enough… 🙂

Arrogance

2004: Obama at DNC Convention–

“Now even as we speak, there are those who are preparing to divide us, the spin masters and negative ad peddlers who embrace the politics of anything goes.

“Well, I say to them tonight, there’s not a liberal America and a conservative America; there’s the United States of America.

“There’s not a black America and white America and Latino America and Asian America; there’s the United States of America.”

Flash forward….

The White House forged ahead Monday with yet another piece of its climate change agenda and bragged that Republicans are powerless to stop it.

The Agenda is The Agenda. The F*ck you, I’m the King Presidency continues unabated.

A presidential task force unveiled a report on how communities across the country can prepare for the effects of global warming. In all, the recommendations on “climate preparedness and resilience” could cost the federal government more than $100 billion to protect drinking water supplies, shore up coastlines against rising sea levels and take other preventive measures.

The recommendations and subsequent expenses are just two pieces of an ever-expanding slate of global-warming that is sure to come under the microscope when Republicans assume control of the Senate in January.

But legal analysts say the Republicans have little ammunition to fight back, short of shutting down the federal government to stop Environmental Protection Agency funding.

Which the Liberal Media will nuke them for.

White House officials, keenly aware of the executive power Mr. Obama holds on the issue of climate change, openly mocked incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and his Republican colleagues.

“I believe the president will complete actions. It is a top priority of his and I don’t believe they can stop us,” White House counselor John Podesta told reporters on a conference call Monday. “Not withstanding Sen. McConnell making this a top priority to leave the status quo, to leave the air dirtier.”

Talking Points Alert!

White House officials on Monday also detailed some the expenses associated with the task force recommendations, including $88 billion for North Atlantic states to protect against rising sea levels, $6 billion for Midwestern states to combat rising temperatures and $40 billion to improve California’s drinking water systems.

The report comes on the heels of other recent steps, including Mr. Obama’s greenhouse gas emissions deal with China. Under that agreement, the U.S. pledged to cut its emissions by at least 26 percent by 2025, while China merely said it will cap emissions no later than 2030.

And China is laughing at the idiot who wants to cut his head off. Go ahead, the Chinese won’t stop you. They also won’t abide by any agreement, just like Obama doesn’t abide anything that isn’t on his Agenda other. Sucker!

The Agenda is The Agenda!

To meet that goal, the administration is relying on its unprecedented restrictions on power plant pollution — regulations that have led to accusations of a “war on coal” — and new auto fuel-efficiency standards, among other steps.

That will kill jobs, hurt the poor and the middle class, but hey it’s for your own good and besides will blame the victim (coal and fossil fuels) for it!!

Mr. Obama also is seeking $3 billion in taxpayer money to go toward a global climate fund aimed at helping developing nations boost their infrastructure.

Republicans appear ready to fight the president’s climate change agenda tooth and nail. After the GOP captured the Senate, Mr. McConnell, Kentucky Republican, said reining in the EPA would be a “top priority.”

He reiterated those comments over the weekend.

“They’ve been on a rampage all across the country. And I think coal is the most conspicuous example, but it’s happening in a lot of other areas and I think you’re going to see bipartisan support for trying to rein them in,” he told an audience in Frankfort, Kentucky.

The larger climate change debate is intertwined with the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, the approval of which could come up for a Senate vote as early as Tuesday. The House already has passed legislation deeming the pipeline approved.

The White House, however, has hinted the president will veto the bill.

Of course he will. The Agenda is The Agenda.

A similar fate could await other Republican efforts to push back on Mr. Obama’s climate change goals, according to Thomas Lorenzen, a lawyer who until last year served in the Justice Department’s Environmental and Natural Resources Division, overseeing legal challenges to EPA rules and regulations.

“It’s pretty hard to see how” Republicans can stop the president, Mr. Lorenzen said. “The problem is they don’t have a veto-proof majority.”

Have you caught onto the arrogance of the Left yet?

Mr. Lorenzen said Republicans could seek to cut funding to the EPA’s implementation of controversial rules, such the power plant restrictions. But going down such a path could escalate quickly for Republicans.

“How do you pass that in a way that it won’t be vetoed? What you end up with is a potential [government] shutdown battle,” Mr. Lorenzen said.

Lawsuits already have been filed challenging the EPA’s authority to limit emissions; more are likely to be filed as regulations on existing power plants are finalized.

That kind of legal action represents the best hope of stopping the administration, analysts say.

Meanwhile, the White House tried Monday to erase the partisan atmosphere around its host of environmental regulations.

“These issues really aren’t Republican or Democratic issues. They are issues that impact our citizens and our cities … It’s so important that we try, I think, to make this a nonpartisan issue,” said James Brainard, the Republican mayor of Carmel, Indiana, and a member of the task force that presented its recommendations on Monday.

So are you going to buy the BS, yet again and think you can work “bi-partisan” with Democrats?

Suckers!

Political Cartoons by Glenn Foden

Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel

Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel
Political Cartoons by Chip Bok

 

The Universe of Smug

It’s astonishing that an ideology which such an unbroken track record of failure has adherents who are so incredibly pleased with themselves. It’s like a soda pop executive whose proudest achievement was thinking up New Coke.

Coke at least the sense to admit their mistake. If it we’re a Liberal, it would have said it was Ronald Reagan’s Fault!

For the liberals who aren’t liberal solely because someone is handing them checks for plopping onto the couch all day instead of working, liberalism has become less an ideology than an attitude. It’s an attitude of serene superiority over everyone else based upon absolutely nothing more than liberals’ utter certainty of the rightness of their collectivist cause. That history shows that collectivism always leads to tyranny never seems to put a damper on their confidence.

My new book, Conservative Insurgency, a speculative future history of the struggle to restore our culture to greatness, predicts that one of the reasons America will turn away from liberalism is the utter insufferability of liberals. Hearing them lecturing us on how things should be is like hearing Hillary Clinton lecture us on how to keep our marriages together. In fact, we can probably expect to hear Hillary Clinton lecture us on how to keep our marriages together. After all, she’s the smartest woman in the world with a stellar track record of raising awareness of stuff.

Oh, and just try to press a liberal for an actual, tangible achievement on Hillary’s resume besides enabling her priapic hubby’s tawdry antics. If you do, you’re sexist, cisgender and probably racist.

It’s baffling that they hold themselves in such high regard. Take President Obama, an academic socialist who’s never competently performed an executive function in his life, including during the last five years. Yet he somehow still believes himself to be himself to be God’s gift to humanity. Literally. Except, instead of turning water into wine, he was going to make the oceans recede and cool the earth. We do need to give him credit, I guess. While the oceans haven’t receded, the Earth isn’t getting any warmer, which naturally doesn’t stop the slack-jawed global warming sucker caucus from insisting that the planet will turn into Hades if everyone besides them doesn’t ditch their SUV.

I guess it’s easy to be moral when morality is defined as whatever you need at that moment. Still, it’s annoying to listen to people with such a weird, unearned sense of their own moral superiority. In truth, they are utterly morally illiterate. These are folks who draw parallels between Hamas and Israel when the only parallel between the Israelis and the jihadist degenerates is that they share the habit of breathing oxygen.

You’d be better off discussing ethics with your terrier. At least your dog isn’t going to come up with excuses for Ted Kennedy.

They’re delusional in that they really believe they’re somehow better than people who actually contribute to society. This reinforces the fact that liberalism has become a mere affectation, an act, a pose. It’s like a hipster’s trendy pork pie hat, except it’s an attitude – by having it you send some sort of message about your own awesomeness. Advocating liberalism is the “I only listen to music on vinyl” of American political thinking.

Interestingly, when you look at liberals, many live their lives in a conservative manner. This is because they understand that being liberal in your personal life is a one-way ticket on the high-speed rail line to Failureville.

Do you think Barack Obama would let his two delightful kids fritter their lives away in a miasma of drugs, promiscuity and general sloth? Of course not; those kids are going to work hard and be expected to achieve. But Obama would never expect that of the millions of welfare-sucking losers his party depends on at election time.

No, he needs those Democrat serfs to stay right where they are: poor, trapped and readily exploitable. After all, if they were to live like he does and support themselves, they wouldn’t need him. And the priority for any liberal (after being seen as enlightened) is forcing someone else to need him.

Liberals like to look down upon conservatives as backwoods banjo-strumming freaks just waiting to ambush your canoe trip. Let’s put aside the academic studies that show conservatives are generally better educated than liberals and look at history. Liberalism and its collectivist brethren have never, ever succeeded anywhere they been tried. The results are always more poverty, more misery and less freedom. Always.

Detroit is the poster child of liberalism, but smug liberals conveniently ignore that blasted wasteland, arguing that the next time they’re trusted, well, then they’ll actually pull it off. Liberalism is the triumph of hopelessness over inexperience.

After all, it’s all George Bush’s/The Rich/Corporate America/The Republican’s fault. They are Wile E. Coyote  who thinks that if anything goes wrong with their Master Plan it must be the fault of Acme or The Roadrunner!

And then there are the noxious personal affectations of liberalism. Liberals seem to thrive by flaunting their self-designated signifiers of moral standing, whether it’s by shopping at Whole Foods instead of Safeway or by driving a Volvo instead of a Ford. God forbid you should take your kids to McDonald’s – if you do, the local liberal moms will wag their bony fingers at you and tell you how their young Teagan has been fed only a diet of hand-selected, free-trade Nepalese lima beans and that his salads are made with dolphin-safe kale.

The only people more unhappy than their puny children, who yearn for the delicious, nutritious meat that all human beings need, are the husbands of these harridans. These sad pseudo-men endure without the pleasures of manhood we conservative males take for granted, like being masculine, subsisting only on the thin gruel of their own liberal smugness. Luckily their emasculating wives refuse to allow them to bear firearms like real Americans; if they did, they’d probably eat a bullet.

Oh, you smug liberals, nothing could be more boring than you and your attitude. I think I’m going to have a Big Mac for dinner, just for you.

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It was George Bush’s Fault! 🙂
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Public Servant

Lois Lerner — faithful, impartial public servant:

Fatal Conceit

F.A. Hayek won the Nobel prize in economics in part because of his prescient warning about what he called “the fatal conceit,” of intellectuals, who tend to believe that they are capable of centrally planning life for everyone.

The keyword is “conceit” or arrogance. The feeling of superiority of will and calrity of “vision”. The “conceit” of I must be right because I am doing “good” and my intentions are “good”.

I can make everyone “happy” and everything “fair”.

The bankruptcy of that model was evident with the collapse of the Soviet Union, the move toward capitalism in China, and the tragic deprivation in places like Cuba and North Korea. So why does Washington keep thinking that it can micromanage entire industries?

This fatal conceit is at or near the epicenter of nearly every crisis of recent times in America. Start with the housing bubble. A vast over allocation of resources by the federal government seduced Americans into buying a home, whether they could afford it or not.

On the eve of the financial meltdown in 2008, nearly the entire mortgage industry was subsidized By Uncle Sam. This over allocation of resources into homes caused housing prices to explode and it also rewarded massive speculation and fraud.

Who was hurt most? The very people it was designed to help: those at the bottom. They had to borrow more money to buy a home at what then seemed to be ever increasing prices.

Then the housing market collapsed and the poor lost their homes and their credit ratings. The massive intrusion of government into housing produced a worldwide financial catastrophe that brought the economies of the Western World, in particular, to a screeching halt.

Then came ObamaCare, which was designed to improve the delivery of medical goods and services, which constitute about 17% of the economy. The most successful economy in the history of man was going to be fixed with a law 974 pages long.

Put that into perspective. The Federal Reserve Act was about 50 pages. Now only partially in place, some 15,000 pages of ObamaCare regulation — a pile 7 feet tall — will have to be read, deciphered, and in many cases litigated.

Ask yourself, is that an environment that encourages entrepreneurs, innovators? Or is that an environment that encourages crony capitalism? This is a critical distinction?

Then there is the energy revolution in America. Only a few years ago, not one expert, and not one government policy, entertained even the remotest possibility that the U.S. could ever be energy independent, that North America could have the largest reservoir of hydrocarbons in the world.

The central planners, the intellectuals, told us we needed to invest billions of taxpayer money in alternative energy. Our president told us, as recently as three years ago, we were running out of oil and gas.

Wrong again. Today we are rapidly becoming energy independent. We now know North America has the largest reservoir of hydrocarbons in the world. This world changing event happened not because of top-down planning, but in spite of it. The “Shale Revolution” was created by what the late Julian Simon called “the ultimate resource” — the ingenuity of human beings.

This resource is not only the ultimate resource, it is a resource widely dispersed across the globe without limits. It does not need to be either mined or drilled, its fertilized—with freedom, with personal liberty.

All that has to happen for life-changing innovations to happen as a normal course of events is for government planners to stay out of the way. This was the central message of Hayek and he stated it so elegantly in his lecture “The Pretense of Knowledge,” delivered in Stockholm 40 years ago, when he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics.

Here’s Hayek in 1974: “If man is not to do more harm than good in his efforts to improve the social order (that’s ObamaCare), he will have to learn that in this, as in all other fields where essential complexity of an organized kind prevails, he cannot acquire the full knowledge which would make mastery of the events possible.

“He will therefore have to use what knowledge he can achieve, not to shape the results as the craftsman shapes his handiwork, but rather to cultivate a growth by providing the appropriate environment, in the manner in which the gardener does this for his plants.

“There is danger in the exuberant feeling of ever growing power which the advance of the physical sciences has engendered and which tempts man to try, ‘dizzy with success’… to subject not only our natural but also our human environment to the control of a human will (that’s ObamaCare).

“The recognition of the insuperable limits to his knowledge ought indeed to teach the student of society a lesson, of humility, which should guard him against becoming an accomplice in men’s fatal striving to control society (that’s ObamaCare) — a striving which makes him not only a tyrant over his fellows, but which may well make him the destroyer of a civilization, which no brain has designed, but which has grown from the free efforts of millions of individuals.”

The tragedy is that 40 years later, Washington still can’t get this right.

• Thomas A. Smith is president of Prescott Investors and was this year’s recipient of the Alexander Hamilton Award given out by the Manhattan Institute. This is a condensation of his remarks. (IBD)

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20+ Things

You have to give liberalism a certain amount of credit. It doesn’t work, destroys lives, and pits people against each other, but that’s not to say that there are no advantages to being a liberal. Sure, you may end up sleeping in a tent in Zuccotti Park, reading Noam Chomsky’s laughably ignorant books, or having to watch Rachel Maddow babble incoherent nonsense on MSNBC, but the fringe benefits cannot be beaten!

1) If you’re a politician, no matter how dumb you are or how poor your decision-making is, the press will still never question your intelligence.

2) You can claim to personally speak for everyone in your gender or racial group, like you’re their leader, and the press will take you seriously.

3) You can feel completely superior to people who are more admired, more influential, richer, happier, more successful, and just generally better than you in almost every way (like Sarah Palin) because they’re conservatives.

4) You can declare that other people should have their money taken away and given to the government and still get credit for being “compassionate” even if you give nothing yourself.

5) You can leave a woman to die at the bottom of a tidal pool, use crack, or have a gay prostitution ring run out of your apartment and other liberals will STILL vote for you.

6) You can suggest that black Americans are too incompetent to handle something as simple as getting a photo ID without being called racist.

7) You can use capitalism to make huge piles of money and then turn right around and score brownie points with your fellow liberals by ripping an economic system that made it possible for you to actually become filthy rich writing, making music, or acting for a living.

8) No matter how many insults you lob at people you disagree with or how determined you are to refuse to listen to their arguments, you will never feel as if you’re being uncivil or close minded.

9) You can be a white man who calls himself the first black President without getting in trouble with Al Sharpton and be a serial adulterer who even cheats with an intern without getting in trouble with NOW.

10) You can go an entire lifetime without having a single kind thing to say about America and still consider yourself to be patriotic.

11) Similarly, you can disregard the Bible, ignore slurs aimed at Christianity, and mock people who take their religious beliefs seriously and still consider yourself to be a Christian.

12) You can be perfectly fine with cheating on your own taxes while you call other people “greedy” for not wanting to pay higher taxes themselves.

13) If you’re a minority, you can actually hold a prominent media job centered around regularly accusing other people of being racists.

14) You’ll be considered “courageous” by your left-wing friends when you get up in front of a group of liberals and say things that all of you believe to be true.

15) If you run for office, you’ll get questions like, “(Do you think your opponents are) uninformed, out of touch, or irresponsible?” from the media while your opponents will be getting asked questions that start with the presumption that they hate half the country or their economic policies couldn’t possibly work.

16) You can be a former KKK member who drops the N-bomb on TV and people will still deny you’re a racist.

17) You can ride around in an SUV, fly on a private jet, and have a mansion while you lecture other people about the importance of having a small environmental footprint and other liberals won’t have a problem with it at all.

18) You can claim to hold the exact same position as conservatives on gay marriage and you won’t be called a homophobe.

19) You can regularly call conservative women sluts, whores, tw_ts, and even the C-word and still call yourself a feminist without other people laughing out loud.

20) You get to feel comfortable with lying to other people because you know what’s in their own best interests better than they do and if they were a little more enlightened — like you — they’d thank you for misleading them into doing the right thing!

And Orwell would be proud of you.

Additionally, when you do run for office all you have to do is tell your future dependents…I mean constituents…”Vote for Me, The other guy’s and asshole!” and they will flock to you in droves. The fact that you might be an even bigger asshole has no relevance on the Left.

And “diversity” means that everyone should share your views only and anyone who disagrees with you should be muzzled, silenced or called a homophobe or misogynist and dismissed as insignificant!

The merger of Two airlines is bad. But Weed and Illegal Aliens coming across the border with abandon are not.

Pass Executive Orders doing what you want rather than going through an “obstructionist” “Congress” (meaning those uncaring, insensitive, nasty, evil trolls in The House).

Pass regulations that hurt job growth and then blame the lack of job growth on the businesses and be cheered on by the media and your dependents who can’t get those jobs.

And if all else fails, just call them a racist and walk away feeling vastly superior.

Viva Homo Superior Liberalis!

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For God & Country

Romney releases his last tax return showing he donated 30% of his income to the LDS Church and suddenly the progressive Obamabots online started a new meme, “Churches are not a charity”. I saw that repeatedly yesterday.

This childish reaction in order to demean the good works of the Evil Satan is so pathetic it really should be laughed at.

We know that churches and charities can often make more of a difference than a poverty program alone. […] As citizens, we understand that America is not about what can be done for us. It’s about what can be done by us, together, through the hard and frustrating but necessary work of self-government. That’s what we believe.”- Obama

But now Church charities are shit because the Evil One who wants to take their God’s job away from him has made  sizable donations to one. Much more than They ever did.

Thus is the mind that we have to fight.

I suppose if she were still alive if Romney gave money to Mother Theresa she’d suddenly become persona non grata to the far left.

Speaking of the Drones on the Left. Actress Jessica Alba.
“Growing up, my classmates and I started every day with a ritual: We’d stand up, put our right hand over our hearts, and say the Pledge of Allegiance,” explains Alba. “To me, that gesture was a promise. A promise to be involved and engaged in this country’s future. A promise to work for liberty and justice — and for affordable education, health care, and equality — for all.”

They even have there own flag now because they regular one doesn’t signify their God’s love enough: https://store.barackobama.com/obama-2012-store-collections/artists-for-obama/our-stripes-flag-print.html

So with that in mind: Eric Bolling (FBN):

So I Present the Obama Pledge of Allegiance:

I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the Obama Administration, and to the Socialist Republic for which it stands, one Nation Divided by Race, Creed, Color and God, divisible, with poverty, slavery,and social justice for all.:)

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IBD: Last week, the Obama campaign started selling a refashioned American flag with its logo replacing the stars, and then urged Americans to pledge allegiance to Barack. Did we just wake up in Mao’s China?

The flag print, designed especially for the campaign by a pair of obviously incredibly hip artists, tries to improve the musty look of Old Glory by taking out a few stripes and swapping the star field for the Obama “O” logo. The campaign is selling the limited edition prints for just $35.

Amazingly, this isn’t the first time the American flag has been desecrated to better suit Obama sycophants.

Earlier this year, a local Democratic Party headquarters in Florida decided to fly a flag that replaced the stars with a photo of our Dear Leader.

Bad as these flags are, the Obama campaign’s “pledge” drive is even more disturbing.

The “For All” effort encourages celebrities, politicians and regular folk to submit photos of themselves with their hands — on which messages are scrawled — held over their heart, pledging to vote for Obama so he can provide (fill in the blank) “For All!”

Equal pay … For All!

Women’s rights … For All!

Food … For All!

A Future … For All!

The only thing missing from these frightful pictures is the new and improved Obama flag.

It’s one thing for Obama to encourage all this — which he obviously does. After all, this is a guy who promised he would heal the planet and keep the oceans from rising, and made himself the subject of his only two books.

He’s the guy who ran around during his first campaign with a fake presidential seal that replaced the stars and stripes on the eagle’s shield with, naturally, the Obama logo. And he’s the guy who gave his first acceptance speech in front of a bunch of faux Greek columns.

He’s the guy who, when Neil Armstrong died, saw fit to commemorate that event by tweeting a picture of himself, and the guy who’d rather talk with David Letterman and party with Jay-Z than work with Benjamin Netanyahu to stop Iran from going nuclear.

But the question is, why are so many Americans so willing to voluntarily buy into Obama’s personality cult?

Remember that will.i.am video from Obama’s first campaign?

Or the equally creepy video of elementary school students signing Obama’s praises:

“Mmm, mmm, mmm!

Barack Hussein Obama

He said that all must lend a hand

To make this country strong again

Mmm, mmm, mmm!

Barack Hussein Obama.”

Or how about the endless news photos of Obama with his head centered in the middle of a circle in the background, giving him the appearance of being surrounded by a halo.

Anyone want to guess how many times a press photographer decided to snap a picture of Reagan like that?

In totalitarian countries, leaders can force their greatness on unwilling subjects because they own the press, they own the entertainment industry and they own all the schools.

But here in the U.S., we don’t worship our presidents. We hire them to do a job for us. And we only pledge allegiance to the flag — the one with 50 stars and 13 stripes.

But their is some light, fascinatingly it was with Univision, the Spanish language network. Obama showed up their I’m sure to be showered with praise and soft pillowy questions. Apparently, he didn’t get them.

Bet this won’t be replayed on MSDNC.

Interviewing the president on his record, the Univision journalists did what their English-language media fellows have steadfastly refused to do: Ask Obama tough questions about such things as immigration policy and the Operation Fast and Furious scandal, two things of high importance to Univision viewers.

“I think up to 100 Mexicans might have died (in Operation Fast and Furious) and also American agent Brian Terry,” Ramos said. “There’s a report that 14 agents were responsible for the operation, but shouldn’t the attorney general, Eric Holder, … have known about that and if he didn’t, should you fire him?”

A good question. And completely legitimate, especially for the slippery Holder, whose lack of cooperation on Fast and Furious led Congress to cite him for contempt.

Obama’s response was pure boilerplate, telling Ramos that Holder “has my complete confidence” and that a Justice Department investigation had absolved him of responsibility, anyway.

Ramos’ co-host Maria Elena Salinas wasn’t happy, following up with the kind of question our Washington press corps can’t be bothered to ask: “Why don’t we have … an independent investigation that is not done by the Justice Department?”

Obama’s evasive answer: The investigation was “honest” and this had all become a “political distraction.”

Ramos also hammered home Obama’s broken promises on immigration reform.

“You promised that (reform), and a promise is a promise,” Ramos told Obama. “And with all due respect, you didn’t keep that promise.”

Obama’s response, as the Breitbart.com Big Journalism website points out, was basically incoherent, talking about “separation of powers” and other irrelevant issues, and laying blame for a jump in deportations on Congress’ doorstep — while failing to note Democrats had total control of the government from 2008 to 2010.

So kudos to the Univision network’s journalists. No doubt, they know their audience generally likes Obama. And Univision is itself often liberal in tone.

Yet they didn’t let that keep them from doing their jobs, asking tough questions and demanding answers.

That’s exactly the opposite of America’s big media. Their left-wing bias has become all too apparent. Indeed, a new Gallup Poll shows 60% of Americans now distrust the mainstream media, an all-time high.

If they want to regain some trust and respect, maybe they should follow Univision’s lead and start asking Obama some real, tough questions about his failed presidency — instead of still pretending he’s The One.

The One True God of the Left.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/21/Univision-Debacle-Obama-Misleads-Condescends-To-Latino-Community

First off, Obama addresses Ramos and the audience as though they’re children in need of a history lesson: Let me sit here and explain to you children how the three branches of government works. You obviously don’t know this because if you did, you never would’ve asked such a stupid question.

But what you don’t get is that IS Liberalism today. They are condescending, smug, arrogant and think so highly of themselves that of course they are going to talking down to you because you have to be a moron not to believe they are vastly superior to you.

And that Obama is God. And it is a heresy to go against God or try and hurt God’s rep. And to show up God Like Romney did with his charitable donations is an afront to their faith and must be repelled.

One fact Obama and the corrupt media would love for us to forget is that for two long years Obama enjoyed blank check approval in both chambers of Congress (including a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate). But during this time, not once did Obama submit anything in the form of immigration reform (or deficit control or anything else they lie about), even though he most certainly could’ve gotten it passed. Which makes what he said about Republicans all the more outrageous:

The president said that he was also taken aback by the resistance he said he received from Republican lawmakers when he reached out to them about an immigration bill, especially from those who previously supported such measures.

“I am happy to take responsibility for being naive here,” he said.

What in the world do Republicans have to do with anything when you own the Executive and Legislative branches of government for two freakin’ years?

They are the Enemies of God. They must always be the evil They must always be at fault. They are the demons that must be vanquished from the Church of Obama for the Country to rise to it’s Social Justice Utopia.

It’s all a bit Messianic isn’t it? Well, so are Liberals.

For their God and Their Country.

Screw the rest of you ugly,nasty,racist Bastards who need to be put down because you’re just too stupid to live under the greatness of Progressive America.

GOD BLESS HIMSELF!

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New American Way

More Wisdom from Tax Cheat, Treasury Secretary Geithner:

Geithner: Tax the Rich for “the Privilege of Being an American”

“{I}f you don’t ask, you know, the most fortunate Americans to bear a slightly larger burden of the privilege of being an American…”

“And that’s the kind of balance you need. And why is that the case? Because if you don’t try to generate more revenues through tax reform (aka Tax Increases), if you don’t ask the, you know, the most fortunate Americans to bear a slightly larger burden of the privilege of being an American, then you have to — the only way to achieve fiscal sustainability — is through unacceptably deep cuts in benefits for middle class seniors, or unacceptably deep cuts in national security.”

You could STOP SPENDING LIKE AN IDIOT! 🙂

When deep in debt the solution is not to Spend Even More!

But no Liberal would ever even conceive of that idea. And the Republicans aren’t far behind them.

I would also remind the Secretary that 47% of American pay no taxes AT ALL. And the “rich” people’s money he’s so covets pay over 70% of the taxes NOW!

But the Democrats want to SPEND EVEN MORE!

So they have to feed the class envy beast.

Even Michelle “Marie Antionette” Obama got in the act at a swanky fundraiser with “rich” Democrats:

“If a family in this country is struggling, we cannot be satisfied with our own families’ good fortune.”

She also rapped the rich, as has her husband. “Who do we want to be?” Obama asked. “Will we be a country where success is limited to the few at the top? This country is strongest when we are all better off.”

Thanks, Comrade. You can sit down now.

If your own millions of dollars is a burden to you, you can always give it away, dearie. 🙂

And besides doesn’t unemployment stimulate economic growth according to Nancy Pelosi, Press Propagandist Jay Carney and Sr WH Advisor Valerie Jarrett?

Why yes, they did say that. So maybe what we really need is even more unemployment, think of the “stimulus”!!! 🙂

When the Budget Control Act of 2011 increased the debt ceiling last August, Congress, the administration, and outside analysts believed that this increase would allow federal borrowing under the limit well into 2013 (and outside of the election campaign),” the center’s analysts wrote. “Due to unexpected circumstances … that belief appears increasingly likely to have been misguided.”

Well, now it may hit in the  summer and fall, along with $6 or higher gas prices, ObamaCare at the Supreme Court, SB1070 at the Supreme Court.

Won’t that be fun. The Ministry of Truth will have to spin the planet backwards to try and cover up this mess.

But don’t worry The latest Liberal Fantasy– Algae will save us all:

Environmentalists, by and large, live in a world of their own. A very smug, ill-thought-out world in which driving your electric car, wearing your hemp clothes, staring daggers at people who don’t put their soda bottles in the recycling bin, and perhaps even accepting subsidies from the federal government to put solar panels on your roof, are somehow the recipe for a sustainable and prosperous national future. They are blithely negligent of the facts: their cellphones/computers/electric cars are powered by coal, the promise of solar and wind is relatively pathetic, the accepted wisdom of recycling is founded on myth, global warming is increasingly dubious and politicized, that Obama’s green “investments” are helping to push the country toward bankruptcy… I could go on. We have the opportunity to create innumberable jobs and help dredge ourselves out of this economic slump, if we’d only let ourselves actually compete in the global energy market, and when energy prices are high, poorer Americans are the first to suffer.

But even worse than that, environmentalists actually have the gall to want to deny certain types of energy development and technologies to less developed (a.k.a., more miserable) parts of the world, thinking that the people living the ‘simple life’ are somehow ‘better off,’ on a local level and for the welfare of the planet in general. No — wealthier societies are healthier societies.

This video is one of my all-time favorites, and though it’s of a somewhat different environmental capacity than gas prices in America, it very aptly demonstrates just how willfully ignorant and lacking in critical thinking the greenie-attitude really is. Enjoy (warning: some crass language): (From Penn & Teller’s “Bullshit”) (Townhall.com)

Now don’t you feel like going out and hugging a tree and mugging a Millionaire?

It’s the New American Way!  🙂

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Scared Lizard Brains

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President Obama seems to have learned nothing from the disaster of the “cling-to-guns-and-God” talk that almost derailed his campaign in 2008. He’s back at it—blaming voters for failing to “think clearly” because they’re “scared” about the economy:

WEST NEWTON, Mass. – President Barack Obama said Americans’ “fear and frustration” is to blame for an intense midterm election cycle that threatens to derail the Democratic agenda.

“Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now and facts and science and argument does not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we’re hardwired not to always think clearly when we’re scared,” Obama said Saturday evening in remarks at a small Democratic fundraiser Saturday evening. “And the country’s scared.”

Scared of You, your Czars, and your Socialism,dear boy.

Obama views himself as the neocortical leader — the defender, not just of the stimulus package and health-care reform but also of cognitive reasoning. His critics rely on their lizard brains — the location of reptilian ritual and aggression. Some, presumably Democrats, rise above their evolutionary hard-wiring in times of social stress; others, sadly, do not.

Though there is plenty of competition, these are some of the most arrogant words ever uttered by an American president. (Washington Post)

This is an improvement over Obama’s 2008 “cling” speech because now Obama’s critics are scared rather than racist or stupid. There’s hope for us!

Obama told the several dozen donors that he was offering them his “view from the Oval Office.” He faulted the economic downturn for Americans’ inability to “think clearly” and said the burden is on Democrats “to break through the fear and the frustration people are feeling.”

Big Brother Barack is hear to save you. Cuddle up and he’ll protect you from the evil capitalists and the mean old Republicans who want your children to starve and your grandma to be homeless and eating dog food!.

Now, don’t you feel better. 🙂

Insulting voters is rarely a good way to win them over. But usually the “blame the customer” approach, as Mark Shields calls it, takes hold in the wake of an election defeat. Obama has broken new ground by moving it up to two weeks in advance of the vote.

It’s another thing to say those poor people will change when they get their jobs back when you’ve had two years to get them their jobs back and have conspicuously failed. At that point, blaming “false consciousness” becomes a semi-delusional way of dancing around your own inability to remove the root of that false consciousness. A little humility is in order. If true humility is unavailable, false humility will do.

Maybe Obama was cynically making a pitch to his immediate audience—a small crowd of Massachusetts donors who might be expected to respond to the idea that they were defending “facts” and “science” against confused know-nothings. But Obama should know, especially after the 2008 San Francisco incident, that a candidate can’t keep his words confined to a fundraiser. And this apparently wasn’t a closed-to-press event like the one in S.F. We didn’t have to rely on a donor/blogger like Mayhill Fowler to spill the beans. Reporters reported on it. Obama couldn’t have been trying to cyncially play to the donors—he’s not that naive! This must be what he really thinks.

Be Afraid. Be Very Afraid.

Obama seems more inclined to just tough it out until the economy recovers and the scared, confused voters become unscared and see the light. Meanwhile, he’ll spend his time in a protective cocoon.

He’ll be the child you will just sit and pout and turn blue 🙂 until he’s proven right and everyone loves him for it.

Ground your heels into the dirt and refuse to do anything until someone kisses my butt and tells me I’m the greatest thing since the evolution of man.

We thought he was a great salesman. He turned out to be a lousy salesman. We thought he was a great politician. Instead he makes elementary mistakes and doesn’t learn from them. He didn’t know “shovel-ready” from a hole in the ground, and then somehow thinks admitting this ignorance without apology will add to his appeal.

Did I happen to mention this editorial was from Newsweek? You know the Magazine famous for Cover Headlines like “We are all Socialists Now” and “Is America  Islamophobic?”

I found it fascinating. And in the end the writer said he still wanted Obama over a Republican. Even after trashing him.

Now that’s partisanship for you. 🙂

What could Obama possibly learn from voters who are embittered, confused and dominated by subconscious evolutionary fears? They have nothing to teach, nothing to offer to the superior mind. Instead of engaging in debate, Obama resorts to reductionism, explaining his opponents away.

In April 2008, Obama described small-town voters to wealthy donors in San Francisco: “It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them.” Now, to wealthy donors in Massachusetts, opponents are “hard-wired not to always think clearly.” Interpreting Obama does not require psychoanalysis or the reading of mystic Chicago runes. He is an intellectual snob.

But intellectual disdain among elites feeds this destructive populism rather than directing or defusing it. Obama is helping to cause what he criticizes.

Obama may think that many of his fellow citizens can’t reason. But they can still vote.

And voting him out in 2012 and his buddies out in two weeks is what us scared, racist, primitive gun-clingling,  scared morons have to do.

Period.

T-1 Day and Counting

And I wholeheartedly agree… :)

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Update: The judge has issued an injunction that guts the law.

So, please bow to your Masters, The Federal Government.

If you don’t like what we are doing or NOT doing too bad because we are the Federal Government and we can do anything we want and you can’t do anything about it.

You have no power.

HAIL BIG BROTHER!

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LET LOOSE THE LEFTISTS!

Every fringe loon, union thug, and race baiting whacko is going to be on parade for the Ministry of Truth to pump up their race war today and probably for awhile.

And add in their Class Warfare and you see where this going.

But the main thing will be the sanctimonious “outrage” and the freak show of crazies (aka “protesters”) that will be paraded out like they are the second coming of Martin Luther King and Gandhi.

But this was interesting:

Sir Elton John has waded into the debate over a new immigration law in Arizona, condemning artists who boycott the state over the controversy.

Acts including Rage Against the Machine, Kanye West and Maroon 5 are all refusing to perform in the state until officials reverse the controversial legislation.

But John has refused to join the protest and he reportedly slammed the campaigners during a concert at the Tucson Arena.

According to the Arizona Daily Star, John told the crowd of 8,800: “We are all very pleased to be playing in Arizona. I have read that some of the artists won’t come here. They are (expletive)”

“Let’s face it: I still play in California, and as a gay man I have no legal rights whatsoever. So what’s the (expletive) with these people?”(FOX)

CNN: The protests will include busloads of labor union members from Los Angeles who oppose Senate Bill 1070 because they believe it promotes racial profiling,

They plan to dare law enforcement in Phoenix, Arizona, to put SB 1070 to the test, according to Maria Elena Durazo, one of the organizers of the rally.

“We will not be carrying ‘papers,’ ” said Durazo, of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO. “We will let them know we are coming, and we will tell them: Arrest us for being brown or black, arrest us for being suspicious.”

Union Thugs and crazies. Just what we need. 😦

The protesters include immigrant students, religious leaders, day laborers and members of several unions including the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, the Teamsters and the Utility Workers of America Union.

The far Left Phoenix New Times: If ever there was a time for people to raise freakin’ hell in this city, July 29 is the day. As we all know, that’s when SB 1070, Arizona’s new “breathing-while-brown law” is slated to start harassing Latinos….

So you think you can reason with the Left still?? 🙂

Think the Mainstream Media even cares about it’s Journo-List bias?

Now if there is a decision later today, if it’s not a total repudiation of SB 1070 the whackos will stay.

Even then, they’ll just party like is 1799.

The rhetoric and the distortions are at insane levels.

There are even idiots on the left who are going on about the 1993 Super Bowl Controversy as evidence we have been this racist state for years.

Naturally, facts don’t dent the sanctimonious emotional rhetoric of the left.

It would be nice if you mentioned in regards to the Super Bowl Controversy years ago that:
a) The Governor, Ev Mecham was a DEMOCRAT.
b) He was an idiot who got impeached.
c) He was fond of calling blacks “Pickaninny ”
d) and he insulted asians and everyone he could find.
e) HE says his AG told him he could get sued (hmmm…) if he allowed the holiday. That was crap, but that was his reason.

I guess they left that out.
Funny that….

So as the crazies and the baiters converge to have their Sanctimony Hate Fest we can be secure in the knowledge that our Lords and Masters at the Federal Government who wish their will to be the only will that they will protect us. 🙂

So what if they want everyone to ignore the problem. It’s not our place to question their authority to rule over us.

They can tell us what we can eat, where we can live, what we can say, when we must die for the greater good because they are just so much better than us and so much more powerful.

It’s all good.

Your Lord and Master Big Brother Barack and Big Sis Janet says so.

Punch Drunk Arrogance

Have you noticed that the Democrats aren’t happy they passed Health Care reform for the masses.

They are happy they beat “your ass”.

They are like the school bully who just knocked you down after a fight.

They are only happy they won.

That’s it.

They did the in-your-face End Zone Dance.

That’s what the past 15 months has been about.

Winning.

That’s all.

And now, the “winners” are feeling their Wheaties and want more!

“He goes into these into these negotiations, and into these legislative battles, with a stronger hand because people understand that he’s going to fight for what he believes in,” White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said in an interview. “Congress proved to itself that it’s well within their power to do the big things that’ll bring about the type of change that they were elected to bring.”

Gibbs contended that Republicans may be more gettable now: “Understanding that what they got out of the health care thing was virtually nothing, I think they may think twice on financial reform. There’s certainly ample evidence that their ‘strategery’ needs a little reform.” (Politico)

So the bully has been emboldened to kick you even more, to expand his empire.

Hear it from a Liberal:

The second biggest threat to America’s vibrancy is the exploding federal debt. Again, Democrats can utter the words of fiscal restraint, but they don’t feel the passion. This bill is full of gimmicks designed to get a good score from the Congressional Budget Office but not to really balance the budget. Democrats did enough to solve their political problem (not looking fiscally reckless) but not enough to solve the genuine problem.

Nobody knows how this bill will work out. It is an undertaking exponentially more complex than the Iraq war, for example. But to me, it feels like the end of something, not the beginning of something. It feels like the noble completion of the great liberal project to build a comprehensive welfare system.

The task ahead is to save this country from stagnation and fiscal ruin. We know what it will take. The Democratic Party does not seem to be up to that coming challenge (neither is the Republican Party). This country is in the position of a free-spending family careening toward bankruptcy that announced that it was giving a gigantic new gift to charity.

You admire the act of generosity, but you wish they had sold a few of the Mercedes to pay for it. (Fresno Bee)

Unfortunately for the people’s interests, the trickery appears to be getting worse. Nothing exemplifies the contempt that Speaker Pelosi has for the public and everyone outside her little circle of intimidated puppets better than her arrogant assertion that “we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.” What she calls the fog of controversy is actually the process of painstakingly deciphering 2,700 pages of arcane obfuscation. The bill contains one simple reality that Pelosi and team desperately want to conceal: it will dramatically expand government’s reach into the private sector of our economy and dramatically reduce individual liberty. (Colin Hanna)

And that was best exemplified by Pelosi arrogant walk with over-sized gavel in hand through protesters with a smile on her face to pronounce the bill passed.

In your Face!

And now that they have had a taste of this sweet nectar they want MORE!

MORE! MORE! MORE! MORE!

Recession is when your neighbors loses Their job. Depression is when you lose yours as well. And recovery is when Barack Obama and The Democrats loses theirs.

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The Scott Heard Around the World!

Kryten From “Red Dwarf”: <<Engage Gloat Mode>>

The people of Massachusetts sent a message to an oppressive government yet again.

Democrats from all over Massachusetts sent a message to Washington D.C last night, they voted for a Republican.

DEMOCRATS IN MASSACHUSETTS VOTED FOR A REPUBLICAN!!  🙂

Scott Brown, the pick-up driving (since Obama made fun of that last Sunday)  Republican is now the Senator-Elect.

And it wasn’t even close.

It was a Smackdown.

But were the Democrats in Washington D.C. and the Liberal Intelligentsia listening?

I doubt it.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland, head of the House Democrats’ campaign effort, said Coakley’s loss won’t deter his colleagues from continuing to blame the previous administration.

“President George W. Bush and House Republicans drove our economy into a ditch and tried to run away from the accident,” he said. “President Obama and congressional Democrats have been focused repairing the damage to our economy.” (MSNBC)

So it’s George W. Bush’s Fault! 🙂

Ezra Klein on the “Rachael Maddow Show” on MSNBC- He wasn’t sympathetic to the “exhaustion” he was hearing from some on Capital Hill because they were “tired of Town halls. Tired of angry constituents. Tired of fighting with Republicans…and compromising…”

He and the Host (a Former Hate Air America leftist) both were commiserating that The Democrats needed to pass Health Care Reform even more now than ever!

That the they’d spent the last year on this and to come up with nothing means they failed and to go to the voters in November as a failure would hurt them greatly.

Which to me says, they didn’t get the message.

If you pass Health Care Reform now, as it is, You’ll have a “Political Jonestown” (Patt Cadell, Democratic Pollster On “Sean Hannity” earlier in the day) on your hand in November.

Drink this Kool-Aid, it’s toxic.

Just ask the Democrats in Massachusetts I saw on FOX  (yes they were on FOX) and there was a room of about 25 of them. Every single one of them voted for Obama. Only 2 Voted for the Democrat, Martha Coakley.

They said things like “sending a message to Washington”  about their “arrogance”  “spending” and “tired of the one party rule”.

One day shy of the first anniversary of Obama’s swearing-in, the election played out amid a backdrop of animosity and resentment from voters over persistently high unemployment, Wall Street bailouts, exploding federal budget deficits and partisan wrangling over health care.

“I voted for Obama because I wanted change. … I thought he’d bring it to us, but I just don’t like the direction that he’s heading,” said John Triolo, 38, a registered independent who voted in Fitchburg.
He said his frustrations, including what he considered the too-quick pace of health care legislation, led him to vote for Brown.
(MSNBC)

And these are DEMOCRATS in MASSACHUSETTS!

Where they have had Universal Health Care since 2007 (which is also causing premiums to go up!)

Yikes!!!

But the real story is the Independents. Like me.

We have spoken!

Thank you very much. I’ll bet they can hear all this cheering down in Washington, D.C.

And I hope they’re paying close attention, because tonight the independent voice of Massachusetts has spoken.

From the Berkshires to Boston, from Springfield to Cape Cod, the voters of this Commonwealth defied the odds and the experts. And tonight, the independent majority has delivered a great victory.

I thank the people of Massachusetts for electing me as your next United States senator.

Most of all, I will remember that while the honor is mine, this Senate seat belongs to no one person and no political party – and as I have said before, and you said loud and clear today, it is the people’s seat.–Senator-Elect Scott Brown

And the Republicans better beware of us too!

But first be vigilant on the Far-Left. There are still many who want to cram the THE AGENDA down regardless.

They want to ignore last night. Say it doesn’t matter. That they must press on.

Soldier on to the end.

Would you like some Kool-Aid to quench your thirst for power?

They aren’t going to give up this easily.

So They need be reminded constantly through November that “We are Not Amused” as Queen Victoria famously said.

Newsweek Column “The Gaggle”:  To their credit, Washington Democrats haven’t given up. The White House is weighing a plan to pass the Senate bill immediately through the House, which would, with Obama’s signature, make it law automatically without Scott Brown or anyone else in the Senate getting another crack at it. Then the Democrats would use “reconciliation” budget rules to fix problems in the Senate version with 51 votes, per the agreement Obama has been working on for the last couple of weeks. This is a messy approach but doable.

The impediment is the herd-like habits of professional politicians. So-called “Blue Dog” Democrats from moderate-to-conservative districts are desperate to get right with their mad-as-hell constituents. But killing health care now won’t help these vacillating members. Those who have already voted for it will get attacked this fall as tax-and-spend liberals. That’s inevitable. But if they now vote against it, they’ll get attacked as tax-and-spend liberal flip-floppers whose party can’t deliver for the American people — a more searing indictment. With a bill, at least Obama and the Democrats could play some offense, charging that Republicans side with the insurance companies against working people facing soaring premiums, a costly “donut hole” on drugs and the threat of medical bankruptcy.

So it’s not much of a choice, is it? Any moderate House Democrat with half a brain should vote for the Senate bill, which is much more to their liking than the House bill that many of them supported in November. Of course it’s the half a brain part that’s a cause of worry. Some of these guys are as politically clueless as Martha Coakley.

Muddling through this period (and that’s the very best that can be hoped for) requires that the President and congressional leaders accept the message of Massachusetts–that voters are mighty PO’d–without succumbing to the GOP’s interpretation of it as a mandate for No Change.

Obama plans to spend most of the year in Campaign Mode (ed: Campaign Mode is not Leadership!), not Congressional Sausage Maker Mode. That will help. So will proving that Washington can still deliver something big for the American people.

So what’s missing in this analysis is staring her right in the face: INDEPENDENTS.

But, before the Senate crammed down the Health Care Bill on Christmas Eve, had anyone ever even heard of Scott Brown??

He went from zero to hero in less than 3 weeks!

But partisanship has become so vitriolic and so black-and-white that they miss the real point.

And I think the Democrats will continue to miss it; and I hope the Republicans don’t miss it either.

This wasn’t really their victory.

It was the People’s Victory.

It’s the Independents, Stupid! 🙂

CBS: Registered Democrats outnumber registered Republicans three-to-one in Massachusetts, yet Brown was able to win because independents broke heavily in his favor. President Obama’s approval rating among independents has fallen to 40 percent in the latest CBS News poll, and 64 percent of them say the country is on the wrong track. Two in three, meanwhile, disapprove of the way the Democrat-dominated Congress is handling its job.

If they want to limit their losses in the midterms, Democrats must find some way to win at least some of these independents back. That could be a challenge, because their party is now widely associated with the unpopular government bailouts, as well as federal spending levels that have helped create an anti-incumbent mood. Expect to see Democratic lawmakers ratchet up their rhetoric on issues like Wall Street bonuses in the coming months in an effort to co-opt the populist mantle that has been driving many independents into the waiting arms of the GOP.

And Expect me to call them on it. Republican or Democrat.

I’m an Independent, Hear Me Roar! 🙂