Chuckie Schumer: To the EXTREME!!! (Updated With Audio)

I know! Let’s call them “extreme!”

This just cracks me up:

Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., a member of the Democratic Senate leadership, got on a conference call with reporters Tuesday morning without realizing the reporters were already listening in. Schumer thought he was on a private line with four Democratic senators who were to talk with reporters about the current budget stalemate.

Schumer instructed the group, made up of Sens. Barbara Boxer of California, Tom Carper of Delaware, Ben Cardin of Maryland and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, to tell reporters that the GOP is refusing to negotiate.

He told the group to make sure they label the GOP spending cuts as “extreme.”

“I always use extreme, Schumer said. “That is what the caucus instructed me to use.”

Someone must have finally told Schumer that the media were listening and he stopped talking midsentence.

“I always use the scawwy scawwy wurrd extweem so the Amewican peopo know Wepubwicans bad wike tewowists.
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Have the Dems’ liberal usage of the word “extreme” to describe Republicans ever not looked like an obvious coordinated messaging effort?
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Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi aren’t exactly subtle.
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I’m just tickled to death that these Democrat Socialist dinosaurs got caught in the act of looking so foolish.
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FLASHBACK:
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video from 10/10: “EXTREME”:
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Hat tip Ace, who’s more interested in Schumer’s scheme to shut down the government and blame the (extweem!!!) Republicans.
UPDATE:
Brett Baier covered the phone call on Special Report, Tuesday evening.
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-Video via iOWNTHEWORLD
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When Schumer says, “that’s what the caucus instructed him to do, what caucus do you suppose he’s talking about? The Progressive (Dem Socialist) Caucus?
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And how about that Howard Dean hoping hoping for a government shutdown,”because we all know who’ll get blamed”.
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Careful what you wish for, Howie. Oh, and the MSM isn’t as powerful as they were in in 1995, so you don’t have that going for you either.
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MSM Have Described Obama’s Pandering Speeches As Lincoln-esque, Reagan-esque, And Now Kennedy-esque

The Latest Obama Halo effect via Weasel Zippers

Via The  Weekly Standard Blog:Robert Kagan: Obama Delivered ‘a Kennedy-esque Speech':


Robert Kagan roundly praised President Obama for his speech last night on America’s intervention in Libya:

With his speech tonight, President Obama placed himself in a great tradition of American presidents who have understood America’s special role in the world. He thoroughly rejected the so-called realist approach, extolled American exceptionalism….(blablablbala).

Take some Dramamine and continue reading…

In case you haven’t noticed,  Obama has been promoting “American exceptionalism” in his speeches, lately “more than any other President”, the MSM is eager to inform us.

They want you to forget Obama’s true opinion on “American exceptionalism” was offered early on in his Presidency: “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism, and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism”. That statement along with his worldwide apology tour, created a backlash that probably contributed to a drop in his popularity in the polls.

All other statements he makes on American exceptionalism should be viewed as pandering geared toward 2012..

That was  the case after Obama dissed the flag pin during the 2008 Presidential election. Remember this?:

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama says he doesn’t wear an American flag lapel pin because it has become a substitute for “true patriotism” since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

It wasn’t long after the backlash that ensued, that he was seen everywhere on the campaign trail, proudly wearing his flag pin.

And then there was the case of Obama’s serial omission of “by our creator” when speaking of the “inalienable rights” cited in the Declaration of Independence”. After that caused a backlash on conservative blogs, last year – whoops, there it is! Back in his speeches where it belongs.

For most of Obama’s first two years in the White House, he eschewed church. After a poll came out showing that only a third of Americans believe Obama is a Christian, he reversed course, making several visits to church with his family in a short period of time, which an obliging media covered without cynicism.

After the 2010 election blowout which can only be viewed as  a referendum on Obama’s far left policies, he let it be known that he was reading Ronald Reagan’s biography and conspicuously  signaled that he wanted to be  compared to Reagan.

It wasn’t long before the media obliged, with outlet after outlet cooing that his State of the Union speech was “Reaganesque”.

Before that he was “Lincolnesque”.

Obama rides the rails to DC, packing nation’s hope

Invoking hope and history, President-elect Barack Obama rolled into the capital city Saturday night pledging to help bring the nation “a new Declaration of Independence” and promising to rise to the stern challenges of the times. He kicked off a four-day inaugural celebration with a daylong rail trip, retracing the path Abraham Lincoln took in 1861.

Feh. They may as well start chiseling a fourth fifth head on Mount Rushmore and get it over with.

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers

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Zombie: Obama’s Inner Bracket

Zombie says this came to him/her in a flash:

Recently, President Obama picked which teams he thought would advance in the NCAA Basketball Championship, a process known as filling out a bracket. The term “bracket” in this case comes from the shape of the round-by-round elimination chart which tracks which team won in each matchup.

Don’t we all have what is essentially an “inner bracket” which delineates our personal hierarchy of priorities, beliefs, behaviors and traits? If there was a bracket which revealed the inner workings of Obama’s mind, what would it look like? And what trait would emerge dominant?

Click on link to see the excellent graphic. I think you’ll agree with the “dominant trait”.

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Paging Van Jones, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, MSM: Still No Justice For Genuine Cases Of Pigford Discrimination

This is just me doing my part to get this story out, since most in the MSM are curiously uninterested in one of the biggest frauds in U.S. history.

I’m not surprised that Marxist race-hustlers would be adverse to the truth – Pigford is the  massive “redistributive justice” they’ve been wanting for years. This “Reparative economic work” is worth hosing the few genuine victims of discrimination. $50,000  for every person of color willing to fraudulently fill out a form  is their kind of “justice” .

When a group like Color of Change wants to silence investigation into Pigford, it’s farmers like Lucious Abrams they are silencing.

When liberals on sites like DailyKos try to bully Rep. Steve King and Rep. Michele Bachmann with charges of racism, it’s really farmers like Lucious Abrams they are bullying.

What I don’t understand is how the United States media can pretend to be  anything other than craven lapdogs for this administration if they continue to ignore this story because it doesn’t fit their “narrative”.

Why can’t the truth be the narrative just this once?

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Video: Black Educator Catches Bill Ayers Lying About Charter Schools

Bill Ayers can’t tell the truth to save his life. He pretends to be anti-government, but wants to “invest more” in failing public schools while being anti-charter school. “Afro-Conservative” goes through the trouble of pointing out exactly where Ayers was wrong/lying in her excellent video, via Breitbart TV:

She says, “when white liberals are against options that help poor minorities (charter schools and vouchers)…it makes me wonder”.

Yeah, it makes me wonder why anyone believes a single thing this particular white lib says.

Marxists understand that  the masses have to be ignorant and propagandized in state schools in order for them to win totalitarian rule.

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, and The Other McCain in Live at Five, thanks!

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Wisconsin Republicans Need Your Help

They are on the front lines, and they are in trouble:

Wisconsin Republicans are being far outspent by unions and other far left groups.

Salena Zito writes at RCP:

Wisconsin has what can only be described as a screwy recall law; get enough signatures on a petition and you can trigger new elections.

Democrats hope to use this law to undo the GOP’s statehouse majority.

Recall elections could begin as early as June for 16 targeted Wisconsin state senators — eight Republicans who voted in favor of the law that ends most collective bargaining powers for public-employee unions, and eight Democrats who ran and hid in Illinois in what turned out to be a failed attempt to keep GOP lawmakers from voting on the measure.

When Republicans won big in 2010, Wisconsin was the best example of that midterm wave and the most significant warning to President Obama’s re-election campaign: Wisconsin’s three-term Democrat U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold went down and the GOP took the governor’s mansion, two more congressional seats and state legislative majorities.

All in a state that Al Gore, John Kerry and Barack Obama won as Democrat presidential candidates.

While Wisconsin’s story fell off the front page, the left — fueled by unions, the Democratic Governors Association and MoveOn.org — has begun a multimillion-dollar TV campaign to support the audacious recall effort.

The only Republican strategy — and money — machine that really seems to understand the potential effect is the Republican State Leadership Committee (RSLC) headed by Ed Gillespie, former national GOP chairman. The RSLC is so worried that it is making an unusual mid-cycle investment of money that it could have used in 2012.

Unions and the left are far outspending pro-business interests and the right on recall ads.

Democrats are wise to see more at stake than a single state Senate majority and a new political map that could unseat two freshmen Republican congressmen. They know this is the first battle of 2012 — their version of 2010’s surprise election of Scott Brown, R-Mass., who won a blue-state U.S. Senate seat formerly held by Democrat Ted Kennedy.

Republicans won in Massachusetts because conservatives around the country poured money into Brown’s campaign; he raised a million bucks a day and couldn’t spend it all.

His opponent, Democrat Margaret Coakley, was strapped and forced to beg money from Washington lobbyists in the race’s last 10 days, which Brown quickly used in a commercial against her.

Massachusetts Democrats got ambushed. Will Republicans let that happen to them in Wisconsin?

This will have a chilling effect on every other state dealing with public-employee collective bargaining or pensions in the next two years — which is just about all of them.

If Walker and other governors cannot tame public pensions and union contracts, you will see tax hikes enacted under freshmen GOP governors across the country in the next few years. It is simple math.

You can donate, here. It’s important that Wisconsin Republicans get out of state donations, because instate donations have been suppressed due to union threats.

See also:

Robert Costa, NRO: Wisconsin Fight Goes to Court:

Pressure is mounting on the seven-member high court to weigh in. If they do, the bill risks being overturned. For the moment, judicial conservatives hold a 4–3 edge. But that could flip come April 5, when incumbent justice David Prosser, a former GOP legislator, battles JoAnne Kloppenburg, an environmental lawyer and veteran state attorney, for a ten-year term.

… Prosser’s ability to respond to the rising interest has been hamstrung. He, along with Kloppenburg, is the recipient of public funds — $300,000 for the general election, to be exact — and both have pledged not to spend a dime more. “Looking back, that was one decision they should not have done,” says one state GOP strategist.

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The Greater Wisconsin Committee, a leftist organizing group with deep union ties, has funneled $3 million into anti-Prosser advertising, taking relentlessly to the airwaves. “They are the Left’s biggest political player in the state,” says Brett Healy, the president of the MacIver Institute, a Wisconsin-based think tank. “They run the ads that no one else wants to run.”

Indeed. The GWC is airing ads that tie Prosser to the budget bill. “Prosser equals Walker” is the usual theme. But those political attacks are fluff compared with the group’s latest smear, a dimly-lit, creepy spot that casts Prosser as soft on pedophilia. That ad alleges that Prosser, as a local district attorney three decades ago, failed to properly prosecute a Catholic priest accused of molesting several boys. Prosser, according to those who know him, is said to be furious about the ad, angry with its inaccuracies and how it sullies his name.

At a debate late last week, Prosser, his displeasure barely concealed, urged Kloppenburg to ask the GWC to pull the ad. “It is the worst ad that has ever been run in a judicial campaign,” he asserted. Kloppenburg would not budge. “Like it or not, third parties have a right to run ads of their choosing,” she replied.Prosser fired back: “If some third party ran an ad supporting me and attacking you, and it was despicable, and it was a lie, I would stand up and ask that the ad be pulled,” he argued. “You are not willing to do that, even at the request of the victim in the ad?”

Prosser noted that Troy Merryfield, one of the abuse victims, has spoken out against the clip, and in support of Prosser’s decision to not prosecute at the time.

Justice Prosser’s website is here.

Linked by Michelle Malkin, and Doug Ross in Larwyn’s Links, thanks.

Hat tip Charles B.

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The Ramifications of Obama’s War On Oil

graphic via blrag.com/

Obama’s anti-drilling policy is drastically hobbling the American oil industry, as the Foundry Reports:

The Obama Administration has already presided over the steepest rise in gas prices since the Carter Administration. And like President Jimmy Carter, PresidentBarack Obama has restricted traditional domestic energy development at every turn. According to the Energy Information Administration, President Obama’s Gulf drilling moratorium will cause domestic offshore oil production to fall 13% this year . Absent the Obama moratorium, the EIA had predicted a 6% increase in offshore production from 2010 levels. That means President Obama’s Gulf moratorium alone will cost American consumers 220,000 barrels of domestic oil production a day.

And the drilling moratorium is having an effect on jobs not only in the Gulf, but throughout the United States:

President Obama’s hometown of Chicago is nearly 1,000 miles from the Gulf of Mexico. But like many other communities across the country, it is suffering the consequences of his Administration’s anti-drilling agenda.

Illinois accounted for $376.2 million in shallow-water drilling expenditures over the past three years, according to an analysis by 14 oil and gas companies that spend money on vendors and subcontractors. The bulk of that money—$242.2 million—was spent in the Chicago district represented by Representative Danny Davis (D–IL).

It’s fresh evidence that Obama’s anti-drilling agenda is having a ripple effect across America since last year’s oil spill, claiming jobs not just in Louisiana and Texas but also in communities far removed from the shipyards in the Gulf of Mexico.

The study from the Shallow Water Energy Security Coalition paints a picture of the nationwide economic ramifications. Obama can’t even be blamed for playing politics. Five of the states that benefit most from shallow-water drilling backed him as a candidate in 2008. And Democrats represent many of the congressional districts that stand to lose millions.

The cost in jobs is startling. A new analysis by Louisiana State University professor Joseph Mason projects national job losses at 19,000 from the drilling moratorium, with wage losses at $1.1 billion. About one-third of those jobs are located outside the Gulf region.

Now why would a guy who wants to be re-elected inflict such a damaging policy on the nation?

PrestoPundit, (who no longer blogs) may have hit on the answer in his last post, 12/04/2008, WHO IS BARACK OBAMA? LET ME TELL YOU:

Obama’s relatives on his mother’s side come out of a natural resource extraction business, the oil business in Kansas.  And when Obama came of consciousness his step-father also worked in an extraction business.  Oil again.  Early in his life Obama, growing in Third World Indonesia with something of a Third World Indonesian’s world view, Obama seems to have equated capitalism and the inequality of capitalism with the wealth disparity created by unequal control of the wealth from oil.  We know that Obama’s mother was hostile toward American’s in the business of oil, and both his grandmother and grandfather seemed hostile to or alienated from the values of oil patch Kansas.  If oil = capitalism, we get a better sense of Obama’s life long commitment to socialism and sharing the wealth.

Notice how Obama seems to be “sharing the oil wealth” with Brazil.

Now, with a seven-year offshore drilling ban in effect off of both coasts, on Alaska’s continental shelf and in much of the Gulf of Mexico — and a de facto moratorium covering the rest — Obama tells the Brazilians:

“We want to help you with the technology and support to develop these oil reserves safely. And when you’re ready to start selling, we want to be one of your best customers.”

Obama wants to develop Brazilian offshore oil to help the Brazilian economy create jobs for Brazilian workers while Americans are left unemployed in the face of skyrocketing energy prices by an administration that despises fossil fuels as a threat to the environment and wants to increase our dependency on foreign oil.

For additional information on Crude Oil Prices, Natural Gas Price, or even Nuclear Energy visit Platts.com they are a great source for price assessments in the physical energy markets.

UPDATE:

It turns out Presto Pundit didn’t disappear off the face of the earth, after all.

You can find him at  http://hayekcenter.org and http://blog.mises.org/.

I’ll definitely be checking those out.

Hat tip: Brian B.

Cross-posted at The Minority Report


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