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I have no words….just go read.
I had wondered for years who that liberal dandy, David Kahane was. I’m talking about the snarky, Hollywood leftoid who periodically offered his advice to us wingnuts over at NRO. Archive here.
Readers, of course, understood that Kahane was really no lefty, but seemed to understand how they think, very well.
Now thanks to Kathryn Jean Lopez, we know his identity:
Kahane is actually a pseudonym for Michael Walsh, a longtime screenwriter and novelist, former mainstream-media journalist, and current mainstream-media fact-checker at BigJournalism.com. Walsh, in the person of Kahane, has a new book: Rules for Radical Conservatives: Beating the Left at Its Own Game to Take Back America. Walsh talks to NRO’s Kathryn Lopez (known in the book as Dave’s mom) about how all this came to be and why it’s important for American politics and culture.
LOPEZ: Why didn’t you just play it straight from the beginning? You’re Michael Walsh. You’ve worked in Hollywood. You know how liberals think. Why not have Michael Walsh tell us?
WALSH: Because nobody would have cared to hear yet another author/screenwriter whining about what a tough racket Hollywood is. Far more fun to invent an alter ego like Dave, a complete idiot who never understands that the joke’s always on him. I also find that you can speak the truth more bluntly when you disguise it with humor.
LOPEZ: How much of David Kahane is Michael Walsh?
WALSH: None. I type what he tells me to type. But, although he’s a goofball, he’s a very wise young man. Handsome, too.
LOPEZ: And you’re hoping Tim Robbins will play David Kahane in the movie version of Rules for Radical Conservatives?
WALSH: I think he would make a very good Kahane, although he’s too old for the part. Someone like Michael Cera would be perfect ten years older and 50 pounds heavier.
LOPEZ: Why does David Kahane want to share the Left’s playbook?
WALSH: Because he can.
Read the entire interview, here.
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Come watch what is going on in our main ballroom, where Dana Loesh opened up the day, American Majority is training in one of our breakout rooms, and Anita MonCrief rocked the house earlier today.
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Wish I could be there!
Someone over at The Blaze is listening to The Ed (Genius-envy) Schulz Show so you don’t have to.
Check out Teamsters local 237 president Gregory Floyd telling Schultz that his members, the “have-nots”, are going to the the lefty Moonbat One Nation rally because they HAVE TO GO. (But they also want to, we just have to take his word for it).
So, so sad:
Gee, what’s a Teamster to do if he can’t secure a seat on one of the buses after being forced to go?
It seems the one thing Floyd’s army of ‘have-nots’ doesn’t have, is freedom.
Whatever size the One Nation rally turns out to be, this should be kept in mind.
There hasn’t been a tea party held anywhere in the United States where participants were recruited, forced, paid, cajoled, or in any other way pressured into going.
Hat tip: Bungalow Bill’s
Union leaders are trying to convince members that this rally represents mainstream America. Go look again at the participating groups that One Nation proudly displays on its website.
Democrats blocked “controversial” Bush appointees for years, prompting him to go over their heads by making recess appointments. Of course, “controversial” to the modern-day Dem, is anyone to the right of Noam Chomsky. John Bolton served as the United States Ambassador to the United Nations from August 2005 until December 2006 on a recess appointment. The reason Bush resorted to the recess appointment in his case, was because even after receiving strong support from Republicans, his appointment was filibustered by Democrats.
The United States was blessed to have a pro-American critic of the United Nations as Ambassador to the UN, protecting our interests for one year.
Barack Obama, on the other hand, recess appointed Socialist, Donald Berwick to run Medicare, before Democrats even had a chance to schedule a hearing on his nomination, an abuse of power even many Dems couldn’t overlook.
Captain Ed at Hot Air reports this bit of good news:
Senate Democrats agreed Wednesday night to a Republican demand to block President Obama from making recess appointments while Congress is out of town campaigning for the midterm elections.
Democratic leaders have agreed to schedule pro-forma sessions of the Senate every week over the next six weeks, a move that will prevent Obama from making emergency appointments, according to Senate sources briefed on the talks.
Democrats agreed earlier in the day to a Republican demand to cut spending levels for government agencies in order to pass a stop-gap spending measure.
Democrats are eager to get back home to defend their record to voters and they couldn’t do that until the spending bill passed.
After the Democrats took over the Senate in 2007, Harry Reid did the same thing to block Bush from access to recess appointments. But now he’s agreeing to do it under a President of his own party – a major rebuke of Obama’s abuse of power.
Connie Hair at Human Events breathes a sigh of relief:
The tradeoff for the twice weekly, pro-forma sessions bars Obama from making any recess appointments—including the five left-wing fringe judicial nominees we exposed here on HUMAN EVENTS.
Michelle Malkin: Senate to Obama: No recess appointments for you!
Hat tip: Connie Hair on Twitter.
Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, thanks!
This happened today in Pasadena outside of the KPCC radio station where Boxer was debating Carly Fiorina. A citizen journalist did the videotaping:
This is the very definition of astroturf:
Good Morning Patriots: Hiring Illegal Immigrants; Something Else That’s Only Wrong When Republicans Do It
Listen to Nancy, she knows!
Via Breitbart TV
The Democrats have given us a wealth of material to work with, and much of it can be found on YouTube. I’m glad Republicans have finally become internet-savvy enough to use the gifts Dems keep giving. The truth is, there are still many Americans who spend little to no time on the internet, and who get most of their news from t.v. This ad reaches out to them:
Another great Youtube moment Repubs are capitalizing on – “Don’t call me ma’am”:
Hat tip: Gateway Pundit
When Chris Matthews served up O’Donnell’s comments on evolution from another Bill Maher clip from the ’90’s, O’Rourke’s answer was probably not what he was hoping for:
As Tingles would say, HAH!
MRC: Matthews to Disaffected Left: C’mon Obama Has Pushed the Progressive Policies ‘We Were All Taught’ in Grad School to Do!
Clearly, Alan Grayson is no longer useful to the left and has become a constant source of embarrassment.
Yesterday, he was taken to the woodshed for his dishonest Taliban Dan ad by none other than MSNBC’s lib shrill, Contessa Brewer. And former Journolister, Ben Smith of the Politico humiliated Grayson further by detecting the amazing similarity between his shudder-inducing “Let it Shine” ad, and an Eliot Spitzer ad from 2006. He sent the Grayson video to adman Jimmy Siegel, who made the Eliot Spitzer ad, for comment.
Siegel emailed back:
Can I sue for plagarism?
And to add insult to injury, they did a lousy job.
Be great if you wrote a column saying that you’re not allowed to shamelessly copy things in other mediums, but for some reason some media consultants have no shame. They should pay me the media buy.
Here’s the Spitzer ad:
Here’s Grayson’s ad in case you haven’t seen it (gag warning):
Never mind the apparent plagiarism. Who the hell thought it a good idea to assault peoples’ senses with images of the Geico caveman frolicking with children on the playground?
Hot Air: Justice: Webster up 7 over Grayson
Potluck: Women detest him
Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, thanks!
By now, most people have seen Obama’s latest broadside against Fox News. In an interview with Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner, Obama said that Fox’s point of view is “destructive” to the country, while having nothing to say about the far left point of view of MSNBC. That network’s bias is so extreme, it’s trusted by only 12% of the population. Yesterday, I wondered why he would single out Fox News, while not mentioning the obvious bias of other networks.
Well I was wrong. Obama has singled out the least trusted network, too….
I almost spit out my coffee this morning when I read this bit in David Zurawick’s piece in The Baltimore Sun:
Is Obama launching a new fall attack on Fox News?
Check out this report of White House spokesperson praising MSNBC and Keith Olbermann and Rachel Maddow if you don’t think the White House is on the attack against Fox again just as it was last fall — while shutting its eyes to MSNBC committing the same sins of bias of which it accuses Fox News. This sure looks like playing to the base to me. The White House spokesman says the president believes Olbermann provides an “invaluable service” to the country. He helps keep government “honest.” And this, while the president is saying Fox News is “destructive” to the country.
Here’s what White House spokesman, Bill Burton said:
However, Burton added that Obama does want to make sure that people on the left and right know that the administration’s “done a lot” and that “we’ve got a lot more to do.” He then lauded the efforts of MSNBC’s top liberal hosts.
“And if you’re on the left, if you’re somebody like Keith Olbermann or Rachel Maddow or one of the folks who helps to keep our government honest and pushes and prods to make sure that folks are true to progressive values,” Burton continued, “then he thinks that those folks provide an invaluable service.Â But at the same time, we need to focus our energy and our efforts on the choice that Americans have this fall.”
Conservative leaning - bad. “Progressive values” - YUM!!!!
Yes, he’s playing to his base. That’s all the community organizer knows how to do.
The reason I don’t consider Obama MY President is because he ISN’T my President.
Seen at iOWNTHEWORLD:
Drinking with Bob weighs in:
What he said.
This video of President of the MA Senate, Therese Murray has created a bit of a stir in the Commonwealth.
In the May 1 speech to the Cape and Islands Democratic Council, Murray sought to energize Democrats in advance of a tough election cycle, slamming the Tea Party as “nutcases,” decrying “hate” in the tone of the national immigration debate, and calling for a clearer path to citizenship for immigrants.
Here’s the part concerning immigrants:
You heard right:
“Every person has the right to come to America. Everyone has the right to citizenship. And if they come here illegally, it’s up to Congress…to create a path [to citizenship.]”
Michael Graham asks: Who’s The Fringe Lunatic Who Says “Everyone Has The Right To Come To America?”
Graham has the longer version of the video at his site where she calls teabaggers *oops!* partiers “nut cases”, blames Bush for the economy, and decries the “hate” in the immigration debate.
The good news is that we’re not stuck with Terry Murray. She has an opponent, Tom Keyes, who rejects her far-Left lunacy out of hand. I’ve met him once and he seemed pretty solid—but check him out for yourself.
Then—PLEASE—volunteer, vote for, or send a check to Keyes, if only to save us from this woman remaining (no joke!) the most powerful member of the Massachusetts State Senate.
Audio: Tom Keyes and Howie go after Senate President Therese Murray
Thanks to Infidel Joe.
I received this press release via email from the YAF:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2010
Obama Uses Campuses for Rallies Once Every 12 Days
Young America’s Foundation Research Reveals President Has Spoken on a College Campus 47 Times during His Presidency
HERNDON, VA – Tonight’s speech President Obama is giving at University Wisconsin-Madison will mark the 47th time he has given a speech on a college campus since he was sworn in as President. At this rate, he is speaking to college students once every 12 days.
This new research should reveal that the Left is constantly attempting to indoctrinate students on college campuses across the country. While the economic growth is nonexistent and youth unemployment is at record highs, President Obama finds college administrators and faculty are eager to do his bidding.
Young America’s Foundation’s research found that the most common subject of these speeches is the economy and jobs. More specifically, the president has used college campuses to tout his failed stimulus program and try to convince audiences that adding more debt to their names was worthwhile.
The second most common topic covered by the President was Obamacare. The President is not only trying to convince young people that they should be happy they are going to be burdened with more debt, but they should also embrace a government takeover of healthcare.
President Obama’s most recent speech, which will be held at University Wisconsin-Madison, will be streamed live at 200 separate locations. The Democratic National Committee (DNC) is reimbursing the school with $10,500 for hosting the speech. (It cost the Madison Police Department about $117,000 to staff his appearance at UW-Madison last November.) Teachers on campus are being encouraged not to cancel classes by administrators.
This report, in conjunction with the recent study that found that the majority of campaign funding from faculty is going to the Left, should put to rest the false notion that campuses do not have a liberal bias. The Left sees college campuses as the spring board for their liberal agenda, and President Obama has been in a perpetual campaign mode since taking the oath of office.
Interesting, no? It’s not surprising that the Marxist professor would gravitate to college campuses to propagandize students…but I had no idea he had been doing it this often.
This is barely worth mentioning because it is what we’ve all come to expect from Obama. Those of us who were paying attention saw how Obama fought throughout the 2008 election campaign – this tendency he has of demonizing his opposition was something to behold. We knew it didn’t bode well for the country, should he be elected, and we were right. Instead of having a President who stays above the political fray, we have, for perhaps the first time in our nation’s history, a President who singles out Americans/groups/corporations to publicly disparage, and who makes a habit out of pitting Americans against each other. This latest example of the President attacking Fox News should be shocking, but sadly this sort of behavior has become commonplace for the Obama administration.
Obama went after Fox in an interview with Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner for an upcoming issue of the magazine. The cover story is titled “Obama Fights Back”:
[Laughs] Look, as president, I swore to uphold the Constitution, and part of that Constitution is a free press. We’ve got a tradition in this country of a press that oftentimes is opinionated. The golden age of an objective press was a pretty narrow span of time in our history. Before that, you had folks like Hearst who used their newspapers very intentionally to promote their viewpoints. I think Fox is part of that tradition — it is part of the tradition that has a very clear, undeniable point of view. It’s a point of view that I disagree with. It’s a point of view that I think is ultimately destructive for the long-term growth of a country that has a vibrant middle class and is competitive in the world. But as an economic enterprise, it’s been wildly successful. And I suspect that if you ask Mr. Murdoch what his number-one concern is, it’s that Fox is very successful.
There is so much wrong with this, one hardly knows where to start. First of all…why single out Fox News? Why not the grotesque, left-wing biased MSNBC? Fox News is far and away the most watched and most trusted cable news station. Why alienate all those viewers who represent mainstream America? It doesn’t even make sense, unless you look at him not as President of the United States, but a radical organizer/agitator, trying to fire up his left-wing minions.
Does he have any idea how unpresidential this bitchy sniping makes him look?
As Drew at AoSHQ says:
Can you imagine if George W. Bush spent 1/10 the time whining like a little girl about the press that Obama does?
Obama is the most thin skinned, lying, anti-prosperity, anti-American exceptionalism President in memory and he’s lecturing people about what is destructive to America? The irony, it burns!
Call me when Fox News has put this country on a path to fiscal ruin. Call me when Fox News has endangered the health care of nearly every American. And call me when Fox News has sold out freedom loving allies to authoritarian thugs.
Until then Mr. President…shut the f*ck up.
And like Drew goes on to say, this “golden age of an objective press” of which he speaks, is when liberals had a monopoly of all three network news stations. And now that there’s one that doesn’t shut out conservative voices, (which, it turns out, are the ones most Americans want to hear), libs have to throw their wittle temper tantwums. You expect to see that in the comment sections of Daily Kos, or Democratic Underground. But to hear the President of the United States talk that way is beyond sickening.
Obi’s Sister at Pot Luck: Thank You, President Obama
Linked by Michelle Malkin, Buzzworthy, thanks