Andrew Klavan, PJ Media: The Contents of Obama’s Character:
…of all the weird, creepy and false left-wing religious tenets the Obama administration has forced down this nation’s throat, none is as impossible to swallow as the myth of the president’s superior character.
I am so with him on this:
1. He lies to us constantly about who he is. Not in the way most politicians lie, spinning and shading events with self-serving half-truths. He lies with the arrogant bravado of a con man messiah. My grandfather was tortured by the British. My parents met because of the march in Selma. My white girlfriend wanted to be black. These aren’t lies that were forced out of him in a rough moment to defend himself from controversy — like the lie about terrorist William Ayers being just a guy in the neighborhood, or the one about never having heard the hate-mongering of Jeremiah Wright — these are intentionally crafted falsehoods. They were meant to do exactly what they did: to recreate Obama in the image of the black savior leftists had been waiting for, the man who would relieve them of the disfiguring guilt arising from their dreadful history of racism and justify the disastrous havoc their policies have wreaked on African-Americans.
2. He does not believe in the American way. When he is not lying, when he thinks he’s among friends, when he inadvertently announces his radicalism because it runs so deep he doesn’t even realize it is radicalism, when he thinks he can get away with it because it’s good politics, Obama reveals his philosophy to be antithetical to the exceptional American project of limited government, personal liberty and free enterprise. The Constitution needs to be falsely interpreted to allow wealth redistribution. The free market doesn’t work. His actions should not be hampered by Congress. The Supreme Court has no right to overturn his laws as unconstitutional. America is arrogant overseas. He can decide unilaterally which laws will be enforced. He can override the free practice of religion if he thinks the issue is really, really important. Again and again, he reveals himself to be wholly a product of the anti-American, anti-liberal and anti-democratic left at odds with the principles of our founding.
3. He has no clue how things actually work. Even if socialism did work, it would be wrong because it would strip people of the fruits of their labor and the property rights on which liberty depends. Thankfully, it doesn’t work, which makes the moral issue moot. But Obama has no clue of what’s been tried and found wanting. He surrounds himself with ideologues and tunes out anyone who’s ever made an honest dime in the real world. Thus every single idea the “progressive” president puts forward is a regressive throwback to notions that have been failing miserably for more than seventy years. The stuff he believes is just plain dopey. He thinks technology is the cause of unemployment. He does not understand that only private jobs create the wealth that makes public jobs possible. He thinks that wind and solar energy should be subsidized and fossil fuel production suppressed. He insists on bringing the European social model to the U.S. even as the model implodes in front of our eyes.
Read the entire piece at PJ media.
CFP: CPUSA Says Re-electing Obama is “Absolutely Essential”:
A writer for the Communist Party USA says that “…re-electing Obama is absolutely essential,” and warns that “divisions among Democrats and a potential wave of bad economic news can combine to threaten President Obama’s reelection.”
Marxist John Case, who writes for various CPUSA publications, has written a piece, “The danger of a Romney election ,” for the party publication People’s World, which warns that “Re-electing Obama is not sufficient to bring economic recovery or even relief to our people.
This is why Sooper Mexican is one of the fastest rising stars in the conservative blogosphere: Department of Justice Arizona Immigration Hotline Phone Call:
When the news broke that the Department of Justice had set up a “hotline” to call in abuses of civil liberties in Arizona after the Supreme Court ruled on SB1070, I didn’t think much of it.
Then I called in. I can’t believe what I heard.
Listen in at the link.
Patterico has the latest on the Kimberlin saga, featuring the execrable Neal Rauhauser:
Ask yourself if the following scenario seems likely:
A convicted perjurer and bomber, obsessed with people he perceives to be his “enemies,” sees evidence of a threat by one of those long-time “enemies.” The threat is made in a comment to a blog post about the bomber, 9 days after the post was originally published. The bomber sees that threat 1-8 minutes after the threat is made. This occurs around midnight.
The threat is by an impostor commenter, falsely using the name of the bomber’s “enemy.” Within minutes, the host of the blog notices the fakery, deletes the comment and related comments, and posts explanatory comments that he has done so. But the bomber/perjurer already has the threat on his Internet browser.
Despite the evident importance of the threat, however, he waits at least 32 minutes to capture the screenshot.
Then the perjurer and bomber never refreshes the thread again in the next 19 days.
The perjurer and bomber says he’s not the guy who left the threat. And he doesn’t know who did. He just happened to see it, coincidentally, during that 8-minute window, 9 days after the post was published. And that was the last time he ever hit “refresh” on the post about himself.
Does this scenario make any sense at all?
This time, he lost an appeal of a court’s refusal to hold Seth Allen in contempt.
The methods include “outing” people’s identities; posting their home addresses; and creating (phony) civil and criminal liability. The Gaped Crusader attributes each atrocity to Neal Rauhauser or his associate Brett Kimberlin (who runs the Occupy for Accountability blog that published pictures of my house).
The Gaped Crusader thought he was making these observations anonymously. But he made mistakes, many of which are listed in this post — which reveals extensive evidence connecting the Gaped Crusader to Brett Kimberlin associate Neal Rauhauser.
The evidence includes (among other things) common topics of obsession; common unique catch phrases; admission by both of a particular trip at a particular time; characteristic method of formatting emails; and my personal favorite: a shared IP address.
It’s a slam dunk.
Aaron Walker is not responsible for the reaction of other people to his peaceful speech, in which he repeatedly disclaims any intent to have people harass Kimberlin in any way whatsoever. (As do I.)
The thing is, Kimberlin has been told all of this before — and he still goes back and gets peace orders. And the judges in the Maryland court system give them to him. These judges feel bound by their own rules instead of the rules set by the Supreme Court, as Judge Vaughey famously made clear.
So when Kimberlin makes a threat like this, it is not idle.
He is not going to stop, until someone (morally and legally) forces him to stop.
Are there any judges in Maryland who aren’t hopelessly inept and/or corrupt?
Imagine what the headlines would look like if this were a tea party leader…
Big Government: Gay Rights Icon Arrested on Child Porn Charges:
The search warrant is a comprehensive list of terribles: images of year-old infants subjected to sodomy and oral sex, and perverse racial comments (Brinkin’s email: “I loved especially the 2 year old n—– getting nailed. Hope you’ll continue so I can see what the little blond b—- is going to get. White Power! White Supremacy! White D— Rules!”).
Ugh…I think I’m going to be sick, now.
I’m sure this next story has nothing at all to do with the Rashad Richey debacle…
Georgia Tipsheet: Mug shot down: state Rep. wants bill prohibiting mug shot display:
Free speech or profit through others’ humiliation?
State Rep. Roger Bruce (D-Atlanta) falls into the second category when it comes to whether or not websites have the right to display mugshots of those arrested in Georgia. So strongly, in fact, that he plans to introduce a bill concerning the matter for the coming 2013 General Assembly Session.
This will get your blood boiling…
The Jawa Report: Remember The Unhinged NC Teacher Who Told Her Student Criticizing Obama Was A Criminal Offense?
If you don’t remember, go read about it HERE.
It appears she was right. Not in the eyes of the law, but rather in the eyes of the liberal-leaning school system. The young man who challenged the teacher while recording it on his cellphone has been facing harassment not only from Tanya Dixon-Neely, the unhinged teacher, but also from other students who are related to Dixon-Neely and the school’s administrators.
Fearing their son’s safety, the parents of the young man have requested help from the school itself. So far, the school has refused safety accommodations. In fact, the school administration seems to be blaming the young man for the negative publicity (emphasis mine):
Keep reading. Outrageous.
John Yoo, AEI: The immigration proclamation: President Obama may not ignore laws he dislikes:
A president may decline to carry out a congressional command in only two situations. First, the president may and should refuse to execute congressional statutes that violate the Constitution, because the Constitution is the highest form of law. If federal officials had to enforce every congressional enactment, they “must close their eyes on the constitution, and see only the law,” as Chief Justice John Marshall wrote in the Supreme Court’s Marbury v. Madison decision (1803) recognizing the power of judicial review. “This doctrine would subvert the very foundation of all written constitutions.” In the War on Terror, the Bush administration argued that the president could refuse to execute laws that infringed on the executive’s constitutional national-security powers. Otherwise, a Congress with a different view of foreign policy could order the military to refuse to carry out the president’s orders as commander-in-chief.
Read the whole thing at the link…
J Christian Adams, PJ Media: Eric Holder’s Thin Argument to Keep Foreigners Voting Illegally:
It turns out at least 50 of these foreigners have voted in Florida elections. If done in a federal election, this constitutes a federal crime. Yet why has the Justice Department not charged these individuals?
Of course we all know the answer – preventing the removal of the foreigners is more important to Eric Holder than prosecuting the ones who voted illegally.
Now comes the Justice Department’s attempt to obtain an injunction against Florida from proceeding with the removal of the foreigners. DOJ claimed that removal of foreigners would have a racially discriminatory impact. That is, more Hispanics would be removed than whites as a percentage of the population.Well, so what?
Florida has punched back in this memo:
The fact that a program to remove non-citizen voters affects a large percentage of minorities is neither surprising, nor remotely indicative of impermissible discrimination. Any program that removes non-citizens from the rolls in Florida, even if 100% accurate, will undoubtedly have this result. But DOJ cannot and does not argue that the accurate removal of non-citizens has any impermissible disparate impact.
Translation: of course there will be a disparate racial impact when illegal foreigners are removed from the voter rolls. What else would you expect? That alone doesn’t make it illegal.
Lord help us.
Katie Pavlich, Townhall: Bipartisan: More Democrats to Vote Holder in Contempt:
Georgia Democrat John Borrow will be voting to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt over his on-going stonewalling of the Congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious.
Twitchy: Left shrieks over reports that up to 35 House Democrats may back Holder contempt vote:
The White House claims House Republicans are engaging in “political theater” as they prepare to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt for refusing to supply subpoenaed documents related to the deadly Fast and Furious gun-tracking operation.
Not so fast, White House.
As many as 35 House Democrats are reportedly prepared to vote for the contempt resolution. It appears the GOP’s political “witch hunt” isn’t so political after all, doesn’t it?
AP: Judge refuses to block Florida voter purge:
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge has refused to stop Florida from removing potentially non-U.S. citizens from its rolls.
The U.S. Department of Justice sued the state to halt the purge, arguing it was going on too close to a federal election.
U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle said Wednesday that there was nothing in federal voting laws that prevent the state from identifying non-U.S. citizens even if it comes less than 90 days before the Aug. 14 election.
Weasel Zippers: DCCC Chief Tells Endangered Democrats To Stay Away From DNC Convention…
(Reuters) — The man responsible for getting Democrats elected to the Congress this fall has a message for his party’s candidates: Stay away from the Democratic National Convention in September.
“If they want to win an election, they need to be in their districts,” New York congressman Steve Israel, chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, told the Reuters Washington Summit on Tuesday.
Israel emphasized that Democratic President Barack Obama’s poll ratings — which have hovered around 50 percent — have little to do with his stance.
“I don’t care if the president was at 122 percent favorability right now,” he said. “I think (candidates) should be in their districts,” rather than spend time at the convention, which will be in Charlotte, North Carolina, September 3–6.
FTR Radio: David Limbaugh Interview On “The Snark Factor With Fingers Malloy”
David Limbaugh, author of the brand new book “The Great Destroyer: Barack Obama’s War on the Republic”, joined us on FTR Radio to talk about his new book and the upcoming Supreme Court decision on ObamaCare.
In a wide ranging 30 minute interview, David talks about how in the book he covers…
**How through Chicago style thug politics, Presdient Obama uses an us-against-them argument to promote destructive polices.
**How the President and his staff are using Alinsky tactics and are lying, especially in demonzing the budget plan of Paul Ryan.
**He compares the governing style of the President to acting as a adolescent and a bully. He also characterizes him as a “rank extremeist loud mouth city councilman”, and says that if America reelects him we are committing national suicide.
**David also briefly talks about what a conversation between himself and Rush Limbaugh might sound like during a round of golf.
Buckle up and get ready for a great interview with one of the most passionate advocates for America and the free markets, not to mention an all around good guy. The Snark Factor with Fingers Malloy with special guest David Limbaugh starts now