Hilarious: Reid Blocks Obama’s “Jobs” Bill – “Mr. President, right away is a relative term… so I object” (Video)

We are living in surreal times.

FLASHBACK: “No delays. I’m sending this bill to Congress today, and they ought to pass it immediately.” – President Obama, remarks on the American Jobs Act, September 12, 2011.

Rinse and repeat about 50,000 times.

Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell, a master of understatement, asked for a vote on Obama’s jobs bill today, saying: “I think we ought to accommodate the President of the United States on a matter that he has been speaking about *ahem!* frequently over the last few weeks, and give him his vote…”

Reid: “Mr. President, right away is a relative term, that time will come very, very soon… so I object”

It depends on what the meaning of “right away, is,” because to a Democrat, “right away” is very a subjective term. It could mean “next month”, “next year”, or even “never” you just don’t know.

Watch the video for sh*ts and giggles:

Video via

 

MORE:

You can’t make this stuff up.

Obama Campaign Sends Email Blasting GOP For Blocking Jobs Bill . . . After Reid Blocks Jobs Bill…

He has  nothing but contempt for his followers.

UPDATE:

Hot Air: Obamateurism of the Day

Barack Obama’s new strategy of blaming House Republicans for blocking any of his initiatives relied on Senate Democrats to pass his bills — a strategy that fell apart almost instantly, and disintegrated completely yesterday when Harry Reid blocked consideration of Obama’s jobs bill. One might have thought that Obama and his team would have worked with Senate Democrats to get the strategy set before rolling out those proposals, but as The Hill reports, Obama seems almost as intent on alienating his allies as much as his opponents:

Video: CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson On Laura Ingraham Show – WH Spokesman Screamed and Cussed at Her Over Fast and Furious Investigation

Eric Schultz, WH Flack

Via JWF at AoSHQ:

Today Attkisson appeared on The Laura Ingraham Show and detailed the reaction of White House and DOJ spokesthings when she questioned them last Friday.

***

6:05 – Laura: So they were literally screaming at you?
Attkisson: Yes. Well the DOJ woman was just yelling at me. The guy from the White House on Friday night literally screamed at me and cussed at me. [Laura: Who was the person? Who was the person at Justice screaming?] Eric Schultz. Oh, the person screaming was [DOJ spokeswoman] Tracy Schmaler, she was yelling not screaming. And the person who screamed at me was Eric Schultz at the White House.”

His bio according to Potomac flacks:

 First reported by Politico, Eric Schultz is headed to the White House communications shop after serving as Communications Director at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) for the 2010 cycle.  At the White House, Schultz will directly handle press matters related to the U.S. Department of Justice and investigations held by the House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA).

Previously, Schultz handled press for Al Franken’s 2008 Senate campaign and was National Press Secretary for the 2008 presidential bid of Sen. John Edwards (D-NC).

Schultz is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis. (Politico)

 

Repubs Request Special Counsel To Investigate Holder In Fast And Furious Probe

FOX NEWS EXCLUSIVE:

The wheels of justice turn slowly, especially when it comes to to the nation’s top Scofflaw, Eric Holder, but it appears justice may finally be served:

House Republicans are calling for a special counsel to determine whether Attorney General Holder perjured himself during his testimony to the House Judiciary Committee on Operation Fast and Furious, Fox News has learned.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, was sending a letter to President Obama on Tuesday arguing that Holder cannot investigate himself, and requesting the president instruct the Department of Justice to appoint a special counsel.

FILE: Attorney General Eric Holder testifies on Capitol Hill May 3 before a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing.

The question is whether Holder committed perjury during a Judiciary Committee hearing on May 3. At the time, Holder indicated he was not familiar with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives program known as Fast and Furious until about April 2011.

“I’m not sure of the exact date, but I probably heard about Fast and Furious for the first time over the last few weeks,” Holder testified.

However, a newly discovered memo dated July 2010 shows Michael Walther, director of the National Drug Intelligence Center, told Holder that straw buyers in the Fast and Furious operation “are responsible for the purchase of 1,500 firearms that were then supplied to the Mexican drug trafficking cartels.”

Other documents also indicate that Holder began receiving weekly briefings on the program from the National Drug Intelligence Center “beginning, at the latest, on July 5, 2010,” Smith wrote.

“These updates mentioned, not only the name of the operation, but also specific details about guns being trafficked to Mexico,” Smith wrote in the letter to Obama.

“Allegations that senior Justice Department officials may have intentionally misled members of Congress are extremely troubling and must be addressed by an independent and objective special counsel. I urge you to appoint a special counsel who will investigate these allegations as soon as possible,” Smith wrote.

One question. Why does the Department get to appoint it’s own Special Counsel? I think (hope!) Fox News got that wrong.

The Hill quotes Smith’s letter directly:

“Allegations that senior Justice Department officials may have intentionally misled Members of Congress are extremely troubling and must be addressed by an independent and objective special counsel,” said Smith in his letter to Obama.

“I urge you to appoint a special counsel who will investigate these allegations as soon as possible.”

Okay, that’s not much better. I thought Congress appointed the Special Prosecutor:

A special prosecutor generally is a lawyer from outside the government appointed by an attorney general or, in the United States, by Congress to investigate a government official for misconduct while in office. A reasoning for such an appointment is that the governmental branch or agency may have political connections to those it might be asked to investigate. Inherently, this creates a conflict of interest and a solution is to have someone from outside the department lead the investigation. The term “special prosecutor” may have a variety of meanings from one country to the next, from one government branch to the next within the same country, and within different agencies within each government branch. Critics of the use of special prosecutors argue that these investigators act as a “4th branch” to the government because they are not subject to limitations in spending or have deadlines to meet.

Can someone explain this to me?

We’re not going to get an honest broker from Obama.

UPDATE:

Legal Eagle, gabrielmalor tells me on Twitter: The AG appoints a Special Counsel, but that’d be difficult in this case.

That would be why they asked for the President to appoint the Special Counsel. Because obviously, the Justice Dept. can’t investigate itself.

Hopefully, Gabe will explain more in a post at AoSHQ, soon.

MORE:

Via Oversight and Reform, Issa on Fox and Friends, this morning:

UPDATE:

At Hot Air, Ed Morrissey writes,
“Now Obama has to decide whether to defy Congress and create a precedent for protecting appointees who willfully mislead Congress, or submit to a special prosecutor that could run wild on his administration.  I’m going to guess that Obama will defy the House, but that may not last very long, especially with Darrell Issa probing Solyndra and other potential scandals”
What’s stopping him from appointing someone who is thoroughly corrupt and in the tank for the administration? Isn’t that the Chicago way? The fix is always in?
This is exactly why Issa wanted to have his investigation wrapped up before a Special Prosecutor was appointed.

 

Reminder: We Stand With Gibson Guitars Rally This Saturday (W/Video)

Via Lisa Mei Norton, Big Hollywood:

On October 8, from 2-4PM, several 9/12, TEA Party, and conservative/patriot organizations will unite in an “unprecedented” show of support for one of this country’s great American companies, Gibson Guitars at a “We Stand With Gibson” rally at the Scoreboard Bar & Grill parking lot in Nashville, TN.

For those who don’t tune in to Fox News Channel, read conservative blogs, or listen to conservative talk radio, chances are you are not even aware of what happened to Gibson Guitars last month when Federal agents raided their offices and factories in Nashville and Memphis, semi-automatic weapons drawn, clearing out all employees and confiscating guitars, supplies, files, computers, etc.

What was their alleged crime, you ask?  Using “illegal” wood in their products.   Isn’t it odd how nobody has even been indicted on any charges?

As I discussed in my last BigDawg spotlight piece on fellow BigDawg’er, Nathan Picard, seems the only real “crime” here is Gibson’s CEO, Henry Juszkiewicz, is a Republican donor.  The feds have basically told Mr. Juszkiewicz that all of this “would go away” if they outsource their jobs to Madagascar.  Say what?

Meanwhile, POTUS is making the rounds touting his so-called “jobs bill”…demanding Congress “pass this bill” (90 times in 5 speeches)…. But do keep sending those jobs overseas.

How can you get involved?  Hop on a plane, train, or automobile, head to Nashville, and let this administration know that we say “NO YOU CAN’T” bully us into submission.  Rally organizers have stated the following:

The government’s actions impact not only Gibson but all related businesses working with Gibson products. This abuse of federal power must not go unanswered. We, the citizens who grant government its power and authority, MUST act to hold government accountable when that power is abused. Please join us October 8 in Nashville to Stand with Gibson.

We are asking you to do the following to show your support for Gibson:

1) Attend the rally (Directions);
2) Sign up for email updates on the rally. New information is coming out daily;
3) Tell your family and friends about the rally and encourage them to attend, as well;
4) Visit the Rally’s FaceBook page and “Like” it;
5) Share on your FaceBook and Twitter accounts. The Twitter hashtag is #GibsonRally;
6) Visit Grassfire Nation and sign the petition in support of Gibson (the plan is to present this to Gibson live at the event)

The rally will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Scoreboard Grill in the Opryland area of Nashville. Map, here.  It will feature Congressman Marsha Blackburn, Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, radio hosts Steve Gill and Phil Valentine and Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer.

Via The We Stand With Gibson Website:

CONFIRMED! Eric Lee Beddingfield will Perform.
Confirmed! Grant Austin Taylor will Rock the House with his rendition of the National Anthem on his Gibson Electric Guitar
Please Join us and take a Stand for Freedom and Stand with Gibson.
More updates soon, this is going to be a Concert and Rally to Remember, Join US!
Charlie Daniels will not be at the Rally but he has a great Facebook Post on Gibson.

If it’s drivable for you, it sounds like it might be a fun way to pass the weekend.

Previously:

Video: Ted Nugent On The DOJ’s Gibson Guitar Raids: “Illogical, Anti-American, and Contrary to the Claims of Creating Jobs…”

We Stand With Gibson Guitars Rally Oct. 8

Audio: Gibson CEO Claims Feds Told Him Problems Would ‘Go Away’ if Labor Done in Madagascar

Video: Newt Gingrich Calls For Congressional Investigation of Gibson Guitar Raid; Republicans Invite CEO To Obama Speech

Why Is The Obama Administration Targeting Gibson Guitars?

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Texas Dems Come To Perry’s Defense – “If he were an n-bomb dropping cracker, we’d all know.”

This is a pleasant surprise. I wasn’t expecting Texas Democrats to come to Perry’s defense on the WaPo racist rock story.

Via Hot Air, Allahpunditposes the obvious question: “How did Perry manage 10 years as governor of Texas without the story about his family’s hunting camp coming out?:

The apparent answer: Few people back home seriously believe he’s a racist, including the opposition, so maybe no one thought it mattered.

Even some of Perry’s fiercest Texas critics say they do not believe he is racist. They point to his record of appointments as evidence: He appointed the state’s first African-American state supreme court justice, Wallace Jefferson, and later made him chief justice. (Jefferson’s great grandfather was a slave, “sold like a horse,” Perry once said with disgust.) Perry’s former general counsel and former chief of staff, Brian Newby, is black; so is Albert Hawkins, the former Health and Human Services Commissioner who Perry handpicked to lead the massive agency in 2002.

“He doesn’t have a racist bone in his body,” said former Democratic state Rep. Ron Wilson, who is black and served with Perry in his early years in the Legislature. “He didn’t then, and he doesn’t now.”

Added Dallas Democratic Sen. Royce West, who is also black: “I don’t agree with him on policy issues, but you can point to many things he has done that were sensitive to ethnic minorities.”…

“He appointed a black man chief justice of the state Supreme Court, for crying out loud, one of the many high-profile positions he’s given to minorities during his time as governor,” Jason Stanford, a Democratic opposition researcher and author of an upcoming book on Perry, wrote in a weekend blog post. “… If he were an n-bomb dropping cracker, we’d all know.”

See Also:

Gateway Pundit, who posts audio of Mark Levin telling his audience yesterday that “the Obama New Black Panther story completely destroys the ‘Perry Rock’ story.”

As does Fast and Furious, Green Energy-Gate, the Gibson Guitar raid, Obama’s disastrous stewardship of the economy, etc. etc. I don’t have time to go through all the Obama administration’s  scandals – (but I do cringe when I hear MSM idiots saying , “Will [insert latest scandal, here] tarnish he President’s squeaky clean image?) What a joke.

Has anyone even seen this rock? Can we get a picture? We have to take the WaPo’s anonymous sources’ words for their allegation that the N-word was still visible under the white paint for years? They haven’t even been able to find the rock, but no matter. They run a story smearing a man’s character in the worst possible way on the flimsiest of evidence, but ignore actual photos of the President marching with radical, anti-Semitic, racist, militant Islamist nut-jobs in 2007. No curiosity at all about Malik Zulu Shabazz’s name showing up on White House logs before the New Black Panther voter intimidation case was thrown out by the DOJ.

No, the scoop of the year is the rock with a bad word on it that Perry had painted over nearly thirty years ago.

REMINDER:

Rumor has it, (well, no – actually, recent events show) that the race card is going to be a major part of Obama’s 2012 campaign strategy.

..”his people are going to raise the issue of race to a level this country hasn’t seen since the Civil Rights movement.  White guilt got Barack Obama the nomination.  White guilt got Barack Obama into the White House.”

RELATED:

Hot Air: Wow: Cain ties Perry for 2nd in new WaPo/ABC poll

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Bret Baier: When did Eric Holder actually know about Fast and Furious? (Video)

Fox News’ Bret Baier and William La Jeunesse broke down new developments in the investigation into Operation Fast and Furious on Special Report, last night.

New documents detail when Attorney General Eric Holder actually knew about Operation Fast and Furious. It was much earlier than he had testified to congress.

video via Oversight and Reform

See also:

John Hayward of Human Events who concludes:

Are we supposed to believe Holder is so inept that he doesn’t even know who prepares the reports he isn’t reading?  One of the memos he claims not to have seen came from Lanny Breuer, who is the Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division of the Justice Department.  Doesn’t he count as “upper level?”

It was time for Eric Holder to leave the Justice Department long ago.  Now it’s time for him to be escorted from the building.

It’s time for Congressional Republicans to start banging the war drums. If he doesn’t step down voluntarily, and if Obama doesn’t fire him,  he must be impeached.

Article II of the Constitution grants Congress the power to impeach “the president, the vice president and all civil officers of the United States.” The phrase “civil officers” includes the members of the cabinet.

UPDATE:

Ben Shapiro of CNS News concurs: Does Fast and Furious Put Impeachment on The Table? (Yes!)

If this scandal runs all the way up the chain of command — and by all indicators, it could — it is certainly an impeachable offense. This is a high crime, not a misdemeanor. Pushing an operation designed to undercut American freedoms that ends with the death of Americans is not only illegal, it is unconscionable. And unlike Iran-Contra, it wasn’t done for the right reasons.

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