Practical Politics

World savers are anything but. They always have an unspoken motive. H.L. Mencken saw the self-appointed saviors for what they were almost a century ago, when he said the “whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”

Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste! And never let a Crisis go away either!

The most persistent hobgoblin of the last quarter-century has been global warming, now called climate change but eventually to be known as extreme weather, or some such other fright-inducing name. The climate activists are constantly bombarding us with warnings, hectoring, hysteria, pleading and threats. Apocalyptic books have been written and shrill movies made, all in an effort to slow man’s combustion of fossil fuels.

Included among these is a new documentary “inspired” by Naomi Klein’s book “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate.” If the title isn’t enough to give away Klein’s motives for attacking the climate “crisis,” then a comment she makes in the trailer — please forgive: watching the entire documentary would be as agonizing as any medieval torture — should.

“So here’s the big question,” says Klein. “What if global warming isn’t only a crisis? What if it’s the best chance we’re ever going to get to build a better world?”

Then comes the threat:

“Change, or be changed.”

Klein says she “spent six years wandering through the wreckage caused by the carbon in the air and the economic system that put it there.” Clearly, it is her goal to shatter the free-market system. The climate? It’s just a vehicle, a pretext for uprooting the only economic system in history that has brought prosperity and good health.

Klein’s statement is perfectly in line with Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of United Nation’s Framework Convention on Climate Change, and in fact is almost an echo. Figueres acknowledged earlier this year that the environmental activists’ goal is not to spare the world an ecological disaster, but to destroy capitalism.

“This is the first time in the history of mankind that we are setting ourselves the task of intentionally, within a defined period of time, to change the economic development model that has been reigning for at least 150 years, since the Industrial Revolution,” Figueres said in Brussels last winter.

“This is probably the most difficult task we have ever given ourselves, which is to intentionally transform the economic development model for the first time in human history.”

Klein also calls up the specter of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who, as Obama chief of staff, said in 2009 that “you never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”

People who are always looking for a crisis to solve are much like those who seek elective office because they want to “serve.” Their spoken motives are always a cover for the real agenda, which is so maligned that it is mentioned only by accident. (IBD)

And they are the ones who “care” unlike you rabble who piss on them for it. 🙂

And the next great “crisis”?

Red Meat.

EVIL!

Red meat After thoroughly reviewing the accumulated scientific literature,a Working Group of 22 experts from 10 countries convened by the IARC Monographs Programme classified the consumption of red meat as probably carcinogenic to humans (Group 2A), based on limited evidence that the consumption of red meat causes cancer in humans and strong mechanistic evidence supporting a carcinogenic effect.

This association was observed mainly for colorectal cancer , but associations were also seen for pancreatic cancer and prostate cancer.

Processed meat was classified as carcinogenic to humans (Group 1) (aka Cigarettes) , based onsufficient evidence inb humans that the consumption of processed meat causes colorectal cancer.

Meat is the Cigarette! Big Meat wants to kill you like like Big Tabacco! 🙂

”T hese findings further support current public health recommendations to limit intake of meat ,” says Dr Christopher Wild, Director of IARC.

“At the same time, red meat has nutritional value. Therefore, these results are important in enabling governments and international regulatory agencies to conduct risk assessments,in order to balance the risks and benefits of eatingred meat and processed meat and to provide the best possible dietary recommendations.” (IARC)

The self-righteous Leftists and Militant Politically Correct Vegans would never carry this too far, now would they? 🙂

The first shot in the Vegan War on Meat has been fired. Just watch and see…It’s for your own good, after all. 🙂

World savers are anything but. They always have an unspoken motive. H.L. Mencken saw the self-appointed saviors for what they were almost a century ago, when he said the “whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”

Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste!

Political Cartoons by Robert Ariail

Michael Ramirez Cartoon

The Hippocrite’s Oath

Going on Vacation today.

So this blog may be offline for a bit.

Political Cartoons by Eric Allie

‘Substandard” and “cut-rate” is what President Obama calls the health plans that millions of Americans have lost, even though they wanted to keep them.

Backpedaling on his promise that “if you like your plan, you can keep your plan,” Obama is now telling Americans another whopper: The insurance they can get on ObamaCare exchanges is a better deal.

Don’t believe him.

On the exchanges, you may no longer be able to use the doctors and hospitals you prefer. Many exchange plans exclude the top-drawer academic hospitals like Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles, the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and New York Presbyterian in New York City.

Instead, the law says exchange plans must cover care at “essential community providers … that serve predominantly low-income, medically underserved individuals.”  (Sec. 1311c(1)C)  That means clinics, public hospitals and hospitals largely serving the Medicaid community.

The law’s authors reasoned that exchange plan customers should be able to shift back and forth between their plans and Medicaid, as their earnings fluctuate, without changing doctors and hospitals.

That’s reasonable, but it’s bad news for consumers who had access to esteemed hospitals and doctors under their old plans and then got pushed into the exchanges.

Medicaid-level care is, sadly, “substandard,” to use the President’s word. A review of the experiences of nearly 900,000 patients undergoing eight different surgical procedures found that Medicaid patients were 50% more likely to die in the hospital after surgery than patients with private coverage.

This review, by researchers at the University of Virginia, is one of several studies proving that Medicaid patients get worse care than patients with private insurance.

But many of the plans being offered on the exchanges are Medicaid with a private label slapped on them. The McKinsey Center for U.S. Health System Reform reports that Medicaid insurers are playing a large role in the exchanges.

Just as many doctors refuse to accept Medicaid, they are also refusing to accept exchange insurance. In California, a Blue Cross plan on the exchange covers 47% fewer doctors than Blue Cross subscribers in California currently get. In New York, only a quarter of physicians have decided to take exchange insurance, because the payments are so low.

Why so low? Because insurers know the low-cost plan will be king in nearly every exchange. All the plans offer the “essential benefit package.” Customers currently have no other way to compare than on price.

That’s despite the law’s promise that exchanges would list each plan’s quality rating and disclose which hospitals and doctors are covered. (Sec. 1311d(4)D) and (Sec. 1311c(1)B).  Why isn’t this information provided, as the law requires?  We can only guess that it’s because ObamaCare administrators don’t want us to see the truth.

Cancer patients whose plans are canceled are getting whacked hardest. They are losing access to the specialized cancer hospitals and oncologists treating them. And they will get meager help, if any, paying for innovative cancer drugs that cost thousands of dollars.

The most troubling provision in ObamaCare’s Section 1311 gives the secretary of health and human services blanket authority to control how doctors and hospitals treat patients. All in the name of improving “quality.” That could mean everything in medicine, such as when your OB/GYN should do a Caesarean.

What that means for you is that if you enroll in an exchange plan, with or without getting a subsidy, your care will be standardized by the federal government with an eye to reducing what you consume and how much it costs.

Your doctor may have to choose between doing what’s right for you and avoiding a penalty. Exchange plans can pay only those doctors who obey whatever regulations the Secretary imposes.

Yet the President claims that people losing their health plans and having to sign up on the exchanges will be getting a better deal. Losing your doctor, shopping blind for a health plan, settling for Medicaid-level care and government controls, all for a premium 41% higher than before and with a deductible that’s doubled? Sounds substandard to me.

Right now, most people getting cancellations bought plans in the individual market. Wait until the other shoe drops in 2014, and millions of people who had on-the-job coverage lose it. The truth about ObamaCare will become so painfully obvious that even the White House lie machine can’t cover it up. (BETSY MCCAUGHEY)
But don’t worry, The Ministry of Truth is here to save you from this so don’t worry, be happy!

Michael Ramirez Cartoon

Psychology

People are more likely to believe false arguments when they think they’ve come up with them on their own!

Or someone they share a partisan divide with tells them it.

So tell a lie often enough and it becomes the truth.

Confirmation bias (also called confirmatory bias or myside bias) is a tendency of people to favor information that confirms their beliefs or hypotheses. People display this bias when they gather or remember information selectively, or when they interpret it in a biased way. The effect is stronger for emotionally charged issues and for deeply entrenched beliefs.

Like rich people are evil, greedy, step-on-everyone,thrown grandma to the curb, outsourcing, scrooge-like ruthless assholes who just take advantage of everyone and everything!!!

Biased search, interpretation and memory have been invoked to explain attitude polarization (when a disagreement becomes more extreme even though the different parties are exposed to the same evidence), belief perseverance (when beliefs persist after the evidence for them is shown to be false), the irrational primacy effect (a greater reliance on information encountered early in a series) and illusory correlation (when people falsely perceive an association between two events or situations).

The “Cancer” ad run by the Democrat Super PAC anyone? 🙂

Confirmation biases can be used to explain why some beliefs remain when the initial evidence for them is removed. This belief perseverance effect has been shown by a series of experiments using what is called the “debriefing paradigm”: subjects examine faked evidence for a hypothesis, their attitude change is measured, then they learn that the evidence was fictitious. Their attitudes are then measured once more to see if their belief returns to its previous level.

A typical finding is that at least some of the initial belief remains even after a full debrief.

So who care if the “Cancer” ad and others like it are completely bogus, if we can create a lasting impression in our favor (or at a nuclear slag pile of crap on our opponent) then it’s all good.

And we have 90% of the Mainstream Media to hammer it home to boot. What’s not to like about it!!

Turn your opponent into a pile of crap that no one will vote for with falsehoods and you win!

What’s the downside? 🙂

And Best of all, you don’t have to even bother defending your own crap. No one will care after 24/7/365 about the other guys crap (even if it’s false).

What could be better.

Biased interpretation offers an explanation for this effect: seeing the initial evidence, people form a working hypothesis that affects how they interpret the rest of the information.

And you can’t get more biased than the Left and the Mainstream Media.

The truth is irrelevant; only slogans and fear-mongering delight mobs.

Thomas Sowell: If this year’s election is going to be decided on the basis of hard facts, the Obama administration is doomed. But the Obama campaign is well aware of that, which is why we are hearing so many distracting innuendoes and outright lies about such peripheral issues as what Mitt Romney is supposed to have done while running Bain Capital — or even what is supposed to have happened at Bain Capital, years after Mitt Romney was long gone.

The Obama campaign’s big smear, about how Romney is supposed to have caused a woman to die of cancer, has been exposed as a lie by CNN, hardly a Republican network. What smears like this show is that the Obama administration cannot run on its track record, so it has to run on distractions from the country’s real problems.

When Senator Harry Reid claims that Mitt Romney hasn’t paid his income taxes, and demands that Governor Romney disprove this unsubstantiated allegation, that raises an obvious question as to why the Internal Revenue Service has not prosecuted Romney, instead of leaving that to a partisan politician in an election year.

What makes this a farce is that Senator Reid himself has not released his own income tax records, while claiming that Romney’s release of only two years of his income tax records is not enough, even though it has been enough for other candidates in other years.

If Mitt Romney releases all his tax records going back to his childhood, it will not put a stop to this fishing expedition, much less bring an apology when those records show nothing illegal. It will just provide more material for making more distracting claims to change the subject from the track record of the Obama administration.

This election is a test, not just of the opposing candidates but of the voting public. If what they want are the hard facts about where the country is, and where it is heading, they cannot vote for more of the same for the next four years.

But, if what they want is emotionally satisfying rhetoric and a promise to give them something for nothing, to be paid for by taxing somebody else, then Obama is their man. This is not to say that the public will in fact get something for nothing or that rich people will just pay higher taxes, when it is easy for them to escape taxation by investing overseas — creating jobs overseas.

Even if most Americans do not have their own taxes raised, that means little, if they end up paying other people’s taxes in the higher prices of goods and services that pass along the higher taxes imposed on businesses.

There are no doubt voters who will vote on the basis of believing that Obama “cares” more about them. But that is a faith which passeth all understanding. The political mirage of something for nothing, from leaders who “care,” has ruined many a nation.

NOVEMBER IS COMING

Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

Political Cartoons by Eric Allie

 

 

Voices

Good Old Debbie Wasserman Schultz, On the Priorities USA Obama SuperPAC “Cancer” attack ad: “I have no idea the political affiliation of the folks who are associated with that SuperPAC.”

oh really, maybe it’s the Green Alien Sex Probe Party? 🙂

Every single viewer knows she’s BS’ing here.  Every last one.  If she’s unable to tell a basic, obvious truth in this circumstance, why should anyone believe a single thing that comes out of her mouth?  After the interview, DWS got pummeled online for her performance, which she attempted to clean up with a belated tweet:

RT @DWSTweets: Clearly Priorities USA is a Democratic SuperPAC. Was trying to state the obvious: we have no control over their activities.

So you lied previously then, eh. I guess she didn’t build those lies either. 🙂

Then Rich Lowry (“right winger”) met Rachael “Mad Cow” Maddow (MSDNC):

LOWRY: Do you support $700 billion in cuts in Medicare over the next ten years?

MADDOW: I’m not running for president.
(the usual escape clause for Liberal pundits)

LOWRY: Do you?

MADDOW: I’m not running for anything. Paul Ryan is running for vice president.

LOWRY: Do you? Why can’t you answer? See, you can’t answer.

MADDOW: But wait, I’m not running for anything..

LOWRY: This is the key vulnerability. Democrats have cut $700 billion out of Medicare which you won’t or can’t defend it. Defend it.

MADDOW: Is it good or bad?

LOWRY: Do you support it? You can’t answer.

MADDOW: But wait. Why are you asking me?

LOWRY: You can’t answer. Because you’re an opinion maker who is supposed to give us your opinion. But you will not tell us what your opinion is.

MADDOW: What I want to know is the logic of…

LOWRY: Democrats cannot defend that.

MADDOW: Wait. I want to know is the logic…

LOWRY: Go ahead. Defend it.

MADDOW: What I want to know is the logic.

LOWRY: [Laughs].

MADDOW: Wait. Rich, hold on.

LOWRY: Answer me. You’re not answering.

MADDOW: Can I say something?

LOWRY: Can you answer?

MADDOW: Can I say something?

DAVID GREGORY, HOST: Let her answer because I want to go back to Bill Bennett on something.

MADDOW: What I want to know is the logic of attacking somebody for something that you yourself are proposing to do? Paul Ryan proposes keeping those same cuts.

LOWRY: Mitt Romney is not doing it, and those are meat axe cuts. Can I make one last point? One last point?

GREGORY: No, no. I’m going to pull back on this. I want to ask Bill Bennett a separate question. This debate will go on.

Hilarious.
And her childish response later: Ah, a Drudge link. Welcome, 3-day onslaught of ALL CAPS swearing misspelled tweets & emails informing me that I am gay.
The Best and Brightest Leftist Attack Dogs, indeed. 🙂
Speaking of Attack Dogs: SeeBS Snooze

Incredible. CBS News has an anti-Romney “fact check” articleup this morning supposedly debunking statements made by Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan during yesterday’s introduction of the veep pick.  At the end, CBS actually snuck in the hyper-partisan, DNC-talking-point assertion that it was “clear” that when President Obama utttered his infamous “you didn’t build that”, he was talking about “teachers and infrastructure.”

CBS claims that in criticizing “you didn’t build that,” Republicans “seized on only part of Obama’s quote.”  In fact, it is CBS itself that edited out another, most telling, part of Obama’s comments.  The network omitted the following Obama lines which make irretrievably clear that he was indeed disparaging the achievements of entrepreneurs. More after the jump.

BARACK OBAMA: “[I]f you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own.  You didn’t get there on your own.  I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart.  There are a lot of smart people out there.  It must be because I worked harder than everybody else.  Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.”
Not that it comes as even the slightest surprise, but CBS News reveals itself as little more than an arm of the Obama campaign . . . infrastructure. (Newsbusters)

Then on 60 Minutes one of the First questions they can come up with, a Talkign point: Bob Schieffer: How many years of tax returns did you turn over to the campaign?

Ryan shoots back: I’m going to be releasing two, which is what he’s releasing. What I hear from people around this country, they’re not asking where the tax returns. They’re asking where the jobs are. Where’s the economic growth? Those are the issues that matter. I think these are more or less distractions to try and take us off the fact that the president has given us failed policies that aren’t working, that are putting us deeper into debt, that are costing us jobs. And so, we’re going to focus on what it takes to turn this country around and get people back to work.

So much for that Talking Point. But they keep at it because they are childish bullies and it’s the only “journalism” they know how to do.

David Axelrod: Starting now, we can expect even more wealthy, right-wing ideologues lining up to support the Romney-Ryan ticket.
The people on the other side who are trying to buy this election are putting nasty, deceptive TV ads on the air right this very minute. They’re not going away. They’re getting worse.

He ignores his own nasty, deceptive ads, of course. He’s a Liberal. His attacks don’t count.

Paul Ryan is simply a guy who knows how to do math, something the Obama administration isn’t very good at.

For the GOP’s conservative base, Ryan’s entry holds the tantalizing promise of elevating Romney’s game, inciting a debate on the familiar and friendly battlefield of the tea party-dominated 2010 midterms.

The 42-year-old Wisconsin congressman “knows the game — he knows math — he knows exactly what the country needs,” said Alan Simpson, the former Republican senator from Wyoming Obama tapped to co-chair his deficit commission.

“There will be an adult conversation, therefore the children will throw emotion, fear, guilt, and racism on him,” he added. “They will bomb him, bomb him, shell him coastline and bunker, and he will survive. He has facts. He uses math. He’s damn good. He’s excellent.

And boy do liberals hate FACTS!!:)

Ryan:“We won’t replace our Founding principles, we will reapply them,” he effectively challenged Obama to say what Obama believes, which is: Madison was an extremist in enunciating the principles of limited government — the enumeration and separation of powers. And Jefferson was an extremist in asserting that government exists not to grant rights but to “secure” natural rights that pre-exist government. (hot air)

So do you want a government that takes “care” of you or a government that lets you take care of yourself!

NOVEMBER IS COMING

Remember When…

Which should be more inspiring:

“We look at one another’s success with pride, not resentment, because we know that as more Americans work hard, take risks, succeed, more people will prosper, more communities will benefit. And individual lives will be improved,” Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said today at the Romney campaign event announcing him as the VP.

“America, America is just more than a place, though. America is an idea. It’s the only country founded on an idea. Our rights come from nature and God, not from government. That’s right. That’s who we are, that’s how we built this country. That’s who we are. That’s what made us great. That’s what made us great. We promise equal opportunity, not equal outcomes,” Ryan said.

Or Class Warfare, envy , blame Bush/Rich and throwing grandma off a cliff? 🙂

Remember this From Poltifact: Lie of the Year 2011: ‘Republicans voted to end Medicare’

So what are the Democrats saying now because Ryan is the VP Choice.

The Lie of The Year!!

http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/article/2011/dec/20/lie-year-democrats-claims-republicans-voted-end-me/

What else would you expect from people who have no morals or ethics and will say or do anything to maintain their power to run your life for you.

This debate is just getting (re) started, so here are a few key points to keep in mind as the “kill Medicare” falsehood gets spread far and wide:

(1) The Republican reform plan totally exempts anyone over the age of 55 from any changes.  When President Obama promised Americans “if you like your plan, you can keep it” to push Obamacare, he didn’t tell the truth.  The Ryan plan explicitly, in black and white, protects current and soon-to-be seniors.  No changes.

(2) The Democrats’ non-plan does the opposite.  It has already slashed more than half-a-trillion dollars (Update: $741 Billion, according to the latest CBO score) from Medicare to fund Obamacare, and it has established an unaccountable and extremely powerful bureaucratic board to ration care in order to keep costs down.  To repeat, current seniors have already seen their Medicare cut by President Obama, not Republicans.

(3) Medicare’s own accountants have calculated that Medicare will be insolvent within 12 years.  As Democrats claim that Romney and Ryan want to “kill Medicare” or “end Medicare as we know it,” they fail to mention that the calendar and basic arithmetic will do that in the face of inaction.  Doing nothing is President Obama’s plan because it tempts voters with the illusion that everything is going to be just fine, and that he’s protecting them from “draconian cuts.”  He hopes this charade will get him through the election cycle.  But reality is gaining on us.  Medicare “as we know it” will be obliterated for generations to come unless we start making changes for the future, while shielding people currently at or near retirement from any switch.  Between items two and three on this list, the truth is revealed: Democrats’ plans cut Medicare, and Democrats’ calculated inaction will result in its ultimate demise.  The Republican plan is an urgently necessary move to save the program.

(4) After his plan was criticized for being too partisan in the first “Path to Prosperity” budget, Paul Ryan adjusted his reforms in the FY 2013 version.  He updated his Medicare reform to embrace a bipartsian solution he co-crafted with progressive Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), which maintains the original “premium support” model, but includes traditional Medicare as an option for future seniors.  Again, the Medicare reform plan for future seniors is bipartisan, and co-authored by a committed liberal who understands that the clock is running out to save the program.  The updated version’s provisions are also means-tested, meaning they entail more federal assistance to poorer and sicker future seniors than richer and healthier ones.

(5) The Romney/Ryan plan does not impose “draconian and radical cuts.”  In fact, the Republican budget increases spending.  Every year.  It simply slows the rate of increase.  The most recent House-passed budget increases spending from $3.53 Trillion to $4.88 Trillion within the next ten years.  This does, however, spend trillions less than President Obama’s unanimously-defeated budgets envisioned.  In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re broke, and it’s getting worse.

Democrats are going to go all-in to ensure that these facts never see the light of day.  They will try to frighten current seniors and paint Romney and Ryan as heartless monsters.  The best response is to tell the truth, early and often — and to push back hard.  Why are Democrats actually cutting Medicare to pay for a new expensive entitlement program?  Why have they set up a rationing board for the elderly?  And what is their plan to avoid the 2024 Medicare expiration date, according to their own government numbers?  As we’ve learned, they don’t have answers to these questions. The president hopes he will evade these issues by constantly blaming and distorting.  Don’t let him get away with that abdication of leadership (Guy Benson)

Just minutes after the announcement of Ryan: Today, at 9:22 a.m., Obama campaign manager Jim Messina sent out an email blasting Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate, Wisconsin congressman and House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan. “[Ryan’s] plan also would end Medicare as we know it by turning it into a voucher system, shifting thousands of dollars in health care costs to seniors,” Messina wrote.

TELL A LIE OFTEN ENOUGH AND IT BECOMES THE TRUTH.

Ryan justifies the delayed implementation of the plan because retirees or those near retirement have planned their lives around Medicare in its current form, and those under 55 will have more time to plan for some modest changes necessary to avert a fiscal crisis. Delayed implementation is also what makes Ryan’s plan politically viable. Voters 55 and over won’t be affected at all, so they really shouldn’t have anything to worry about. And the vast majority of voters under the age of 55 don’t believe big entitlement programs will even be around to pay them a benefit when they retire, as this Gallup poll on Social Security revealed: http://www.gallup.com/poll/141449/six-workers-hold-no-hope-receiving-social-security.aspx

But that won’t deter the Left from their campaign of Fear, loathing, disgust, and envy!

Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy

Not “biased” “journalist Andrea Mitchell: “This is a base election. This is not a pick for suburban moms, this is not a pick for women.”

Obama campaign: Paul Ryan is the mastermind behind the extreme GOP budget plan. It’s a plan Mitt Romney endorses.

But what does that budget mean for America? The GOP budget plan hurts seniors, it hurts middle-class families, and it hurts students. All to pay for tax cuts for those at the top..

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan: back to the failed top-down policies that crashed our economy.

The very predictable hoary. And the “new way” has worked SO WELL. They just need more time… <<BARF BAG OVERLOAD IN PROGRESS!>>

The Mad Cow: Rachel Maddow: “Can I also just say can you imagine the uproar if two Democrats who had never served in the military and do not have family service, history of serving in the military, literally ran out of a battleship and onto the podium to declare the vice-presidential nomination in their party — if two Democrats, without military service records, as Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan don’t have service records, using this battleship and using this military setting, a setting essentially as a stage set for themselves as people who don’t have that background themselves.”

Rachel Maddow also called the backdrop “offensive.”

So if they aren’t supposed to be seen at something they’ve never experienced then doesn’t that mean Obama has no right to be using any business as a “backdrop” or am I just being “offended”? 🙂

And the dodging and lying continues: “We do not control third party ads,” Mr. Carney repeatedly said when asked if President Obama would condemn the Priorities USA ad.

TODD: The law says you can’’t condemn an ad?

CARNEY: Again, I think I’ve made my point, and I’m looking forward to the press conference for my counterpart where the

TODD: You stood on that podium and asked — You made this general request, you say to the Romney campaign: Mitt Romney ought to distance himself, whether it’s a Donald Trump thing, whether it was Mr. Ricketts. So you’ve actually made those same requests, so, if you believe that they either stand by it or don’t stand by it, how are you not held to the same standard?

CARNEY: I think the campaign, and this is entirely a campaign issue, has answered these questions, and I would refer you to them for more.

TODD: You’ve gone after the campaign…
CARNEY: Again, millions of dollars spent by the other campaign running ads across the country blatantly misrepresenting the President’s policy on an issue.

TODD: On that, you will speak for the campaign?

CARNEY: It’s not a policy, and I take issue, as someone who speaks for, defends, and explains the President’s policies, with that representation of it. What I’m not going to do is become a judge, an assessor, of every third-party ad that’s out there. Again, just the other day, there was an ad broadcast with real money. Paid for by some group out there, some conservative group, questioning the President’s citizenship.

REPORTER: On something else, Governor Romney said yesterday that he’d love to have a pledge or some kind of agreement on negative ads. On personal, negative attack ads. Would you, or the President, be open to something like that?

CARNEY: I would only point to, I saw some of his comments… It’s as if his campaign hadn’t been, as its principle effort right now, running an ad that has been judged across the board as false. By fact-checkers, by Republicans, by Bill Clinton, the author of welfare reform. I find it interesting that he would make that [statement]. But, in terms of campaign pledges, I would refer you to the campaign.

Don’t you just love the Don’t do as I do double standard. It comes from having no moral, ethics, or standards. In Alinsky terms it means I expect you to live up to YOUR standards but I don’t have to even address any I might have had because I don’t hold myself to even my own standards.

It’s all you, not me.

Enjoy!

NOVEMBER IS COMING

 

 

A Care Package from the Left

Michael Ramirez Cartoon

I was watching the coverage on the non-liberal media of the “Cancer Ad” controversy where the Left blatantly lies about Gov. Romney, Bain, and this guy who is using his dead wife for a naked political attack.

It’s all done through a SuperPAC so the White House can say, “Well, we didn’t do it.”

What surprised me was the fact that they still haven’t figured out that the Left is completely without shame, guilt, morals or ethics anymore.

THEY JUST DON’T CARE!

Simple as that. Decry their tactics and their baseless accusations all you want because it certainly won’t stop them from doing it.

They have nearly 3 months to go. They are just getting warmed up!

By November Bain Capital will be the spawn of the Devil and responsible for everything wrong in your life and this country. And the Devil himself, Gov. Romney will be to blame for all of it!

The Left wants him to be so toxic that you either don’t vote at all (which is a vote for them because his zombie minions will come out for Obama no matter what) or you vote for Obama because the other guy is a heartless, mean, cruel asshole!

Meanwhile, all the shit that this President has done will go largely unexamined, especially by the Ministry of Truth.

And in a Second Term it will only get worse.

But at least you didn’t vote for the heartless, cruel,grandma killing, candy from baby stealing, hater of poor people and women, rich asshole! 🙂

TELL A LIE OFTEN ENOUGH IT BECOMES THE TRUTH

And if you have multiple media outlets doing it 24/7…well, you’re in like Flint.

And the Non-Liberals still cling to ideas of morality, ethics, and integrity. The Left does not.

Get over it.

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

Here’s a Shocker for you…NOT!

President Barack Obama‘s decision not to deport some arrested illegal immigrants has enabled a crime wave — but no American or immigrant victims have been publicly identified, and GOP politicians have mostly remained mute.

Illegal immigrants who have been released from custody between 2008 and mid-2011 have been charged with 16,226 subsequent crimes, including 19 murders, 142 sex crimes and thousands of drunk-driving offenses, drug-crimes and felonies, according to a new report from the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service.

“Rather than protect the American people he was elected to serve, President Obama has imposed a policy that allows thousands of illegal immigrants to be released into our communities,” said a statement from Rep. Lamar Smith, the chairman of the House judiciary committee.

The criminals “were in the government’s custody, were identified as illegal immigrants and then let go because this administration has refused to request the resources to hold them and deport them,” said Mark Krikorian, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies.

The White House press office did not respond to The Daily Caller’s questions.

They have NOTHING to fear from Obama AT ALL. They know they can act with impunity. Obama will claim to have “deported more illegals” because that’s the talking point.

And all you need when some mean old racist comes out and asks you why, is to call them just that, a racist. Then trot out some 6 year old “poor” hispanic cherub
who was brought here by her parents and do the “sob” story and make you look like an ass.

It’s the same playbook. The Alinsky Playbook.

“Gov. Romney brags about his private sector experience, but it was mostly invested in companies, some of which were called ‘pioneers of outsourcing,’” Obama said. “I don’t want to be a pioneer of outsourcing. I want to insource.”-Pres. Obama

The FACT that that there has been outsourcing by Obama — Oil jobs to Brazil (owned by George Soros), Stimulus money for a car company that located in Finland, etc. is totally irrelevant.

Tell a Lie often enough, and tell toxic lies often!

Do it early. Do it often!

And let the Ministry of Truth repeat them 24/7.

“I said, I believe in American workers, I believe in this American industry, and now the American auto industry has come roaring back,” he said. “Now I want to do the same thing with manufacturing jobs, not just in the auto industry, but in every industry.”

That has  Union apparatchiks that is. He’s not exactly excited by the Oil, Natural Gas or Coal Industries he’s been attacking. They are evil.

And Yes, the U.S. government will lose money on the auto industry bailout. Around $14 BILLION Dollars. GM has lost money in Europe for a dozen years, and posted a $361 million pretax loss there in the second quarter. A 41% drop in profits.

But the Unions will profit from it and that’s all that matters.

TARP is till owed $100 Million dollars. It went down a rathole and you’ll never see it again.

ObamaCare will cost 3 times as much as “promised” and it’s not even 2014 yet (which means it will skyrocket even more after 2014).

But the Left doesn’t care.

We need more Unions. More Unions means more Union money funneled to Democrats and more Democrats means more Unions. The incestuous cycle can self-perpetuate. To the Left, this is good capitalism.

Anything else is just mean, cruel Capitalism! And we can’t have that!

With CancerGate, Obama and his campaign are indeed saying Romney is evil — then lying about it.

When the brouhaha began this week over the Priorities USA Obama super-PAC ad featuring a laid-off steelworker blaming Romney for his wife’s death from cancer, numerous Obama mouthpieces claimed, as one put it, “we don’t have any knowledge of the story of the family.”

Turns out that the same steelworker had been the star of one of the Obama campaign’s own ads, and took part in a conference call the Obama campaign hosted in May, during which he told the same story of his wife’s cancer.

It also turns out that Romney was no longer heading up Bain Capital when its client, GST Steel, laid off the worker. And the worker’s wife apparently had her own health insurance. So how on earth could Romney be the slightest bit responsible?

On Thursday, Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki changed her tune. “No one is denying he was in one of our campaign ads,” she said of the steelworker the campaign supposedly knew nothing about.

Liars always weave a tangled web for themselves, but when the presidential campaign of a “nice guy” gets caught coordinating personal, cold-hearted lying, escaping from that web won’t be easy.

With CancerGate, Obama and his campaign are indeed saying Romney is evil — then lying about it.

Unless, you don’t care. And you have a complaint Ministry of Truth that will do your bidding and just add more toxic waste to your opponent.

The Truth is irrelevant.

Understand that, and you understand the Left. In my “racist”, “bigoted”, “mean”, “cruel”, “heartless”,”nasty”, “evil” “ugly partisan” opinion. 🙂

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Snippets from the Frontier

In its quest to implement stealth amnesty, the Obama Administration is working behind the scenes to halt the deportation of certain illegal immigrants by granting them “unlawful presence waivers.”

The new measure would apply to illegal aliens who are relatives of American citizens. Here is how it would work, according to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announcement posted in today’s Federal Register, the daily journal of the U.S. government; the agency will grant “unlawful presence waivers” to illegal aliens who can prove they have a relative that’s a U.S. citizen.

Bottom of Form 1

Currently such aliens must return to their native country and request a waiver of inadmissibility in an existing overseas immigrant visa process. In other words, they must enter the U.S. legally as thousands of foreigners do on a yearly basis. Besides the obvious security issues, changing this would be like rewarding bad behavior in a child. It doesn’t make sense.

But the system often causes U.S. citizens to be separated for extended periods from their immediate relatives,” according to the DHS. The proposed changes, first announced in January, will significantly reduce the length of time U.S. citizens are separated from their loved ones while required to remain outside the United States during the current visa processing system.

The administration also claims that relaxing the rule will also “create efficiencies for both the U.S. government and most applicants.” How exactly is not listed in the Federal Register announcement, which gives the public 60 days to comment. That’s only a formality since the DHS has indicated that the change is pretty much a done deal. (KFYI)

Way to Go Janet. Gotta look out for those future Democrats and 2012 Votes!

Here’s a good one:

While President Obama reportedly was outraged at the lavish party and gift spending by the General Services Administration, a controversy that prompted agency chief Martha Johnson to resign, the same White House blocked the GSA from releasing records related to questionable spending by the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., Susan Rice.

Rice widely is reported to be on a short list to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state in a second Obama administration.

At issue is the construction of the new office complex hosting the U.S. mission to the U.N., which sits directly opposite U.N. headquarters on Manhattan’s First Avenue.

Insiders allege almost $250,000 was squandered by the U.S.ambassador on cosmetic changes to her new suite of offices.

GSA confirmed that Rice ordered changes but needed State Department approval to publicly release the corresponding files.

The U.S. mission has refused comment on the move to block access to the records in question. Inquiries to the State Department were briefly responded to by the under secretary for management, Patrick Kennedy.

Kennedy confirmed that the decision to block access to the building records was his. (KFYI)

Ah, that liberal sense of selective “outrage”….

A Candidate for the Obama Administration

The Ann Arbor News crime column reported that a man walked into a Burger King in Ypsilanti , Michigan at 5 A.M.,   flashed a gun, and demanded cash.   The clerk turned him down because he said he couldn’t open the cash register without a food order.    When the man ordered onion rings, the clerk said they weren’t available for breakfast…   The frustrated gunman walked away.

If he was black maybe they could charge Burger King with racism. It might be an urban legend, but at the very least that level of incompetence must be rewarded with some Cabinet level position.

EDUCATION UPDATE

Santa Monica College students angry over a plan to offer high-priced courses tried to push their way into a trustees meeting, authorities said.

Raw video posted on the Internet Tuesday evening showed students chanting “Let us in, let us in” and “No cuts, no fees, education should be free.” (AP)

Ah the fruits of liberal socialists education labor. 🙂

Obama on the Paul Ryan budget: “We wouldn’t have the capacity to enforce the laws that protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, or the food that we eat. Cuts to the FAA would likely result in more flight cancellations, delays and the complete elimination of air traffic control services in parts of the country. Over time, our weather forecasts would become less accurate because we wouldn’t be able to afford to launch new satellites and that means governors and mayors would have to wait longer to order evacuations in the event of a hurricane. That’s just a partial sampling of the consequences of this budget.”

Is this from now, 2011,2010,2009? Can you tell? 🙂

2011: “My plan says we’re going to put teachers back in the classrooms, construction workers back to work,” President Obama said at a campaign event today. “Tax cuts for small businesses, tax cuts for hiring veterans, tax cuts if you give your workers a raise –- that’s my plan.”
The Republicans plan, Obama says, boils down to this: ‘Dirtier air, dirtier water, less people with health insurance.’

2012: “As all of you are doing your reporting, I think it’s important to remember that the positions that I am taking now on the budget and a host of other issues. if we had been having this discussion 20 years ago or even 15 years ago … would’ve been considered squarely centrist positions,” Obama said.

Whoa! someone has been smoking his own hubris! Yikes!!

“This is supposed to be paying down our deficit? It’s laughable. The bipartisan Simpson-Bowles commission that I created, which the Republicans were for until I was for it, that was about paying down the deficit. I didn’t agree with all the details. I proposed about $600 billion more in revenue and $600 billion — I am sorry, it proposed about $600 billion more in revenue and $600 billion more in defense cuts than I proposed in my own budget. But Bowles-Simpson was a serious, honest, balanced effort between Democrats and Republicans to bring down the deficit.

That’s why I trashed it and ignored it because it was a sincere effort!! 🙂

WARREN BUFFETT: I think what happened with Simpson-Bowles was an absolute tragedy. I mean here are two extremely high-grade people. They have somewhat different ideas about government but they’re smart. They’re decent. They’ve got good senses of humor, too. They’re good at working with people.
They work like a devil for ten months or something like that. They compromise. They bring in people as far apart as Durbin and Coburn to get them to sign on and then they’re totally ignored. I think that’s a travesty.” (CNBC’s “Squawk Box,” 11/12/11)

Whoops! But remember liberals don’t have any standards so the contradictions are to be ignored and you are only to react to their new “outrage” and forget about what came before.

Ignore, the partisan behind the curtain!

OBAMACARE UPDATE

NEW YORK (Reuters) – In a move that threatens to further inflame concerns about the rationing of medical care, the nation’s leading association of cancer physicians issued a list on Wednesday of five common tests and treatments that doctors should stop offering to cancer patients.

The list emerged from a two-year effort, similar to a project other medical specialties are undertaking, to identify procedures that do not help patients live longer or better or that may even be harmful, yet are routinely prescribed.

American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). The group of more than 200 oncologists released the list from a report in its Journal of Clinical Oncology.

“I think this is a great effort from ASCO,” said Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society. “They are putting their patients ahead of their own financial interests,” since in the existing fee-for-service health-care system physicians make money on every test and treatment they order.

Brawley does not see the effort as leading to health-care rationing. “This is the rational use of health-care, not rationing,” he said.

ASCO recommends against routine use of four other procedures: chemotherapy for patients with advanced cancers who are unlikely to benefit; advanced imaging technologies such as CT and PET or bone scans to determine the precise stage of both early breast and prostate cancers at low risk for metastasis; and drugs to stimulate white blood cell production in patients receiving chemotherapy if they have a risk of febrile neutropenia, an often-fatal condition marked by fever and abnormally low numbers of certain white blood cells.

One recommendation likely to stir controversy, and even revive charges of “death panels,” is to not use chemotherapy and other treatments in patients with advanced solid-tumor cancers such as colorectal or lung who are in poor health and did not benefit from previous chemo. (yahoo)

It’s a wild Socialist Frontier.

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