Revealing Politics: Intellectually Dishonest and Hypocritical Obama Supporters Answer “Who Are The Obstructionists?” (Video)

Obama supporters leaving an Obama event at Ohio State University, were asked by Revealing Politics’ Caleb Bonham  what they thought of the so-called “obstructionist” politics of the Republicans.

Many of the Obama supporters blamed Republicans and denounced obstructionist tactics. The most ardent activists called for Republicans to cross the isle and help enact Obama’s economic and social policies.

However, when the tables were turned, the interviewees were not so quick to advocate bipartisanship if it meant Democrats helping Republicans enact Mitt Romney’s economic and social policies. In fact, many of those interviewed advocated for obstructionism. Go figure.

The mind-blowing hypocrisy that is caught on tape is just too delicious for words….

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Heartache: Pelosi Takes Down Stingy House Members’ Portraits From Lobby of Dem Party’s HQ…

The Democrat party  seems to be imploding right before our eyes thanks to the inept management of the Trifecta of Doom, Reid, Pelosi and Obama, and it couldn’t happen to a more deserving bunch. House Harridan Pelosi has taken to removing House members’ portraits from the walls of party HQ because they refuse to fork over their hard earned campaign cash to the DCCC. Cue the world’s tiniest violin…

The Politico dutifully reports:

One by one, the pictures of House members adorning the lobby of Democratic Party headquarters have come down, turning neat rows of framed photos into a disjointed mess — “splattered,” as one aide described it.

The half-dozen or so lawmakers whose mugs have vanished in recent weeks weren’t indicted in court or slapped with an ethics violation.

Wait – no one was  indicted in court or slapped with an ethics violation? Isn’t that  a big improvement for House Dems?

But their transgression is still deadly serious in the eyes of top party leaders: ignoring pleas to kick in cash for Democrats’ increasingly uphill slog to take back the House.

But, but, but — Nancy told ABC’s This Week host, George Stephanopoulos that the Democrats would totally retake the House in November. 

Of course,  that was two whole months ago, before Republicans started out-fundraising the class war-faring party that insists on biting the hands that feed it.

Prying open members’ fists is an election year ritual for leaders of both parties, but Democrats contend this time around has been particularly frustrating. Facing a team of deep-pocketed Republican outside groups poised to swamp them in TV ad spending — and with the party not benefiting from the kind of wave conditions that lifted Republicans two years ago — Democrats say the stinginess of their lawmakers has left them severely weakened as the fall campaign season approaches.

Democrats say they’ve tried just about everything to get their colleagues to open their wallets. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has told members that unless they pay their dues in full, they won’t get to partake in the committee’s Democratic National Convention package, complete with access to much sought-after hotel rooms and parties. And in early June, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) tried to shame her members into giving, distributing notes to each of them with a request for cash and asking them if they are part of “the team.”

But now Nancy’s sending out mixed messages. On the one hand, she’s telling them to be part of “the team”. On the other hand, she’s encouraging them to skip the National convention in Charlotte, altogether. Some team.

Instead of running for the lifeboats to escape the debacle unfolding in Charlotte in the next few weeks, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has announced an official “abandon ship“:

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi says that Democratic members should stay home and campaign in their districts rather than go to the party’s national convention in North Carolina.

Which kinda explains why that DCCC Democratic National Convention package inducement fell flat.

Of course, I’m sure there are other “services”  the DCCC would be happy to provide these Dem candidates if only they would open their wallets.

SEE ALSO:

Open Secrets: CONGRSSIONAL REPUBLICAN CMTE HAVE MORE CASH ON HAND THAN PELOSI DEMOCRATS

Congessional Cmte Overview
Total Raised Total Spent Cash on Hand

Democratic Congressional Campaign Cmte $107,278,189 $74,874,972 $33,208,841
National Republican Congressional Cmte $97,444,151 $59,028,210 $40,954,242

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers

Obama’s ‘Truth Team’ Considers MSNBC’s Ed Schultz a Good Source For “The Truth”

Just like in 2008, the Obama campaign is supposed to be a sharp, unstoppable, well oiled machine that is guaranteed to carry him to his reelection. But there have been some glaring missteps…

A few weeks ago the Obama Camp disabled credit card verification on its donation webpage, inviting campaign finance fraud.

Obama has skirted the the laws of propriety and decency so severely with his constant campaigning at taxpayer expense, even liberals are grousing about it, and RNC lawyers are investigating. His appearance on the Jimmie Fallon Show the other night, (where he continued in his pitiful mission to regain “his cool”), was a possible violation of campaign finance laws.

We’ve seen the Obama camp use diversionary tactics like  attacking Ann Romney for being a stay at home mom, and Mitt for the way he traveled with the family dog 30 years ago

And just when you thought Obama’s reelection campaign could not sink any lower, and get any more desperate - this happens:

On Wednesday, the President’s campaign website – under the hysterical rubrick of “Truth Team” akaKeeping GOP Honest – published a video featuring Ed Schultz trashing presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney (video follows with transcribed highlights and commentary):

So one of Obama’s biggest and most ridiculous shills is being tapped by his campaign to supposedly tell the truth to voters. What next? Will the Truth Team link to Keith Olberman’s Twitterfeed?

Newsbusters’, Noel Sheppard asks,  “Does the White House REALLY want to associate itself with a man that has said or done the following in the past twelve months?”:

Is this REALLY the kind of person you want doing fact-checks for your campaign?

If your name is Barack Obama, the answer apparently is “Yes.”

They are desperate and flailing, folks.

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More MSM Fantasizing: “Honest” Obama’s Miraculous “White House Free of Scandal”

On September 27, I wrote a post called Obama Fantasies to ridicule the MSM’s latest attempt to push a narrative they deem helpful to their chosen one – the risible, snort-inducing, “scandal-free Obama administration” meme.

The “scandal-free” narrative tried to gain traction,  a week or so ago:

Mark it on your calendars: if President Obama has just 20 days to go — October 6! — in order to claim the record as the most scandal-free president since 1977.

Then the Solyndra scandal broke in a big way, smashing the meme to smithereens. But the idea that the Obama administration was “scandal free” was a complete fantasy before Solyndra.

Here’s an incomplete list of Obama scandals to date:

DealergateDOJ Black Panther whitewash, the Obamafication of NEA art, the Sestak affair, the politically expedient IG Gerald Walpin firing, misspent Porkulous funds,  the DOJ’s secret astroturf propaganda unit, the Shorebank scandal, oilgate, Blagojevich Rezko Obama corruption, his  unaccountable Communist czars, Fast and Furious, The Gibson Guitar Raid, and now Solyndra and LightSquared.

Scandal-free, my a$$.

Now, a month later, we have Jonathan Alter  reviving the narrative in a piece that reads like The Onion at Bloomberg News:

President Barack Obama goes into the 2012 with a weak economy that may doom his reelection. But he has one asset that hasn’t received much attention: He’s honest. (emphasis mine.)

Stop laughing – it gets better:

…the president’s Teflon is intriguing. How did we end up in such a scandal-less state? After investigating the question for a recent Washington Monthly article, I’ve been developing some theories. For starters, the tone is always set at the top. Obama puts a premium on personal integrity, and with a few exceptions…

I’ll tell you how he got into such a -uh – “scandal-less state”. Most of the idiots in the MSM aren’t reporting on the scandals as they should be, (in some cases they’re actively running interference for the administration – *cough* NYTs *cough* . So those who don’t watch Fox News, read conservative media, or page 23 D of the newspaper the one and only time the scandal’s mentioned, don’t get to find out what is really going on.

But the White House’s intense focus on scandal prevention has had mixed results. The almost proctological vetting process has ended up wounding Obama as much as prospective nominees. He gets cleaner but often less imaginative officials.

Bwahahahah…*breathe, breathe* Bwahahahaha!

Who was the proctologist in charge of the Van Jones vetting process? Eric Holder? Kathleen Sebelius?

There’s been a culture of corruption in the Obama administration since day one, as should be obvious by now to anyone with working brain cells. It was so blatant and egregious, Michelle Malkin was able to write a book about his “team of tax cheats, crooks, and cronies” only six months into his Presidency.

The vigilance about wrongdoing has worked better when it comes to oversight of the $787 billion stimulus program. The money might not always have been spent on the right things. But a rigorous process supervised by Vice President Joe Biden, and made transparent with the help of recovery.gov, has prevented widespread fraud and abuse.

He really had to bring “Sheriff Joe’s” stellar work fighting waste and fraud, into it, didn’t he? Because we haven’t laughed enough, already.

A few months ago, Doug Ross listed what he considered to be the top 10 boondoggles funded by the  “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, selected from the Coburn reportAmerican Recovery and Reinvestment Act“.

Here’s a few – You’ll love these:

1. Restoring a ‘national park’ that’s almost 100% underwater (FL) – $13 million

Visitors to Key West, Florida with enough time and money can explore one of the National Park Service’s less convenient destinations: Dry Tortugas National Park. Located 70 miles offshore, the park is almost entirely underwater and accessible only by airplane or private boat. Despite its relative inaccessibility, the park will get $13,304,484 in repairs for its barely above-water attraction, Fort Jefferson. Those willing to take the 4 1/2 hour round-trip ferry ride aboard the Yankee Freedom II have to pay as much as $165 per person, but will discover that only 40 of the park’s 65,000 acres are dry land.

4. Commerce Dept. Makeover and Door Shift (Washington, DC) – $183 million

The Hoover building in Washington has been rehabbed at a cost of nearly $1 billion over the last decade. It houses approximately 3,500 federal employees at the Department of Commerce, the White House Visitor Center, and the National Aquarium. The money will be used renovating unused office space for temporarily rotating groups of up to 400 Commerce employees at a time and ripping out

walls to install 16 miles of insulation. And moving a door to the aquarium.

3. Snow-making equipment and chair lifts (Mt. Snow, Vermont) – $25 million

Mt. Snow will use the stimulus dollars to replace two chairlifts, construct a 120-million-gallon storage pond for snowmaking, and install additional snowmaking fan guns. “Mount Snow was pursuing the chairlift renovations when they learned that government stimulus funds were available for ski area capital improvements.”

2. Fake News Videos Pitching ObamaCare (NYC, New York) – $25 million

What do you do when a key government program is unpopular with the general public? In the case of the stimulus, you sign a multi-million dollar contract with a public relations firm previously embroiled in controversy. For some time, the administration’s push for health information technology systems has faced significant public resistance because of privacy concerns. In response, the Department of Health and Human Services spent $25.8 million on a contract with Ketchum Inc. to help win over public opinion. Ketchum was criticized before, however, on other governmental work. The reason? Producing fake TV news stories for government agencies.

It turns out that waste and fraud are features, not bugs in the unwanted stimulus – the inspiration for the Tea Party.

I realize Alter’s target audience are the drones – he means to keep them in a continued state of unawareness –  but judging from the comments at Bloomberg, it ain’t flying with most if not everyone at that site. If the first page of comments are an indication of the rest of the 1338 Comments, Alter has  safely cleared the shark in a clown-suit as far as most people are concerned.

Here are a few sample comments:

Miracle? How? The media consistantly gives the false messiah, Soros’ pet a pass. What is the big surprise? If this was GW Bush, he would have been impeached 16 times already.

DRIPPING WITH STUPIDITY. . .. . This writer is as intellectually honest as Obama is. Where to begin? …

packsoldier 1 hour ago
Has this clown ever heard of Solyndra? Or Operation Fast and Furious? Who TF is Jon Alter kidding?
Todd James 1 hour ago
Oh brother…keep grabbing at straws Mr. Alter…I’m enjoying the show! This President isn’t and wasn’t qualified to be dog catcher just as you are not qualified to be an objective, fair and honest journalist. You didn’t do your job in the last election cycle so I’m certainly not going to put any stock in what you write or say now. There is no way in hell I would vote to re-elect this man. He’s done enough damage and needs to find a career he’s actually qualified to do and I have no idea what that is.
Wow. Just. Wow.
How much alprazolam does one need to take to write such an article?   This guy seems to be on enough to cause drug shortages elsewhere.
  • What a buffoon. In the fantasy, make-believe world of Leftists, where all they do is read each other’s swill, Obama is “free of scandal”.  In the real world, everyone knows otherwise.  Whatever brains or standards these Leftists may have once had has been converted into mush in their demented, suicidal quest to prop up this President, the worst of all time.
  • jasoncraig1982 2 hours ago
    This is the most ridiculous article I have ever read.  It is filled with lies and distortions and is your typical liberal spin.  What’s “unethical” is that you people call yourselves journalists.  Whoever wrote this is a mindless Obama drone.
  • Alisnicesometimes 2 hours ago

    Only thing I can add that hasn’t already been mentioned regarding Alter is that I keep thinking back to that old BeeGees song, written especially for JA’s parents:  “I started a joke.”

    Keep ‘em coming, Jonny…keep ‘em coming.  Like Joe Pesci, you amuse me.

I haven’t read a single comment in defense of the article. Granted, I only read the first page of comments, but still….
Pretty brutal stuff – especially when you consider that the vast majority of the over 1,300 comments are in the same vein.

Was devouring “Antonio Gramsci unicorn skittles” in front of God and everybody really worth it for Alter, I wonder?

UPDATE:

One more biggie for the scandal list: Pigford – Thanks to an anonymous commenter for reminding me.

There are so many scandals, it’s really hard to keep track of them all.

Linked by Gay Patriot, and Doug Ross, thanks!

Video: James O’Keefe Posing As Banker Punks #OWS

Via Breitbart TV, it appears at least as far as some protesters are concerned, capitalism is A-okay as long as they’re the ones doing the money grubbing.

Must be seen to be believed:

Weiner Finally Calls The Cops – Not On Hacker – But On Reporter Wanting Answers

Good lord…talk about bad optics. Weiner must think that the private firm he hired to “investigate” the hacking/prank/? is going to clean this whole thing up for him. That’s the way it’s supposed to work.

But, as Ace notes -  it’s getting harder and harder for anyone with a brain to believe him.

I think people are freaking out because he’s so obviously guilty that people are starting to think, “No one can be thisguilty. Even Charles Manson is less guilty than this. I’m being set up. This is some big master scheme to draw us all in.”

Relax. He’s not that smart, either.

He looks guilty because he’s guilty.

He acts guilty because he’s guilty.

He talks guilty because he’s guilty.

He doesn’t call the cops on the hackers because he’s guilty.

He calls the cops on reporters because he’s guilty.

He doesn’t deny the picture is his because he’s guilty.

This is not complicated. This is not Twin Peaks.

Indeed, even Tingles isn’t buying Weiner’s “Strange” stories, and his “juvenile behavior” is embarrassing Dems

CNN’s Jack Cafferty is asking  Can Weiner survive this scandal?

Apparently oblivious to shame and embarrassment, the Kos Kiddies, Charles Johnson and a handful of anonymous basement dwellers are the only ones left spinning the absurd “He wuz Hack3d!” narrative…. which believe it or not, now involves Clarance Thomas.

These are the particulars of the latest event, but look at the big picture. We see a steady flow of similar crimes – illegal taping, attempts to tap a Senator’s phone, now intrusion into a Congressman’s social media profiles, and the one thing in common? Andrew Breitbart, who is operating a continuing criminal enterprise as defined by the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act aka RICO.

And now this gang, this conservative media mafia, has done a hit on a U.S. Congressman, and it’s one carefully timed to protect corrupt Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas from scrutiny, and the timing of the delivery was flawless. Congressman Wiener would be all over accountability for Thomas, except that @DanaBashCNN and @RandiKayeCNN are all over … dare I say it? They’re On. His. Dick.

This conservative crime wave isn’t going to just go away. As we’ve seen with Anthony Weiner, any individual who troubles them, even if that person by a United States Congressman, is going to get whacked.

We really need a way inside this thing…

No, that was not satire.

The Hayride  explored the gross double standard that is always at play whenever there’s a political sex scandal:

..let’s remember that the NY-26 race the Democrats have established as some sort of referendum on the Ryan plan came open because a Republican congressman sent a picture of his naked torso – not his private parts – to some woman not his wife over the internet. Of course, Chris Lee has some shame and he decided to beg out of public life as a result. Which is what disgraced Republican politicians – or at least a good portion of them – do.

Weiner isn’t going to resign. Charlie Rangel didn’t, Barney Frank hasn’t, Maxine Waters refuses to, Bill Clinton certainly didn’t. Democrats plow right through their scandals, whether sexual or otherwise.

And of course, this brings up the age-old issue. Why is it fatal for a Republican to have a sex scandal (or some other kind), and not so much for a Democrat?

The Left will quickly tell you the difference is “hypocrisy.” As though there is some particular difference between the two sides in which hypocrites abound on the Right but not on the Left.

This has always driven me nuts.

Just because you profess some standards of behavior, as Republican voters typically demand of their candidates, that you can’t always adhere to doesn’t invalidate those standards. We KNOW that what is called “family values” works better as a matter of general practice in ordering a successful society. This isn’t arguable – honesty, work ethic, marital fidelity, a two-parent family, the monogamous heterosexual lifestyle and so on – those things make for more successful living for most people than their alternatives. And conservatives generally ask – and not unreasonably – that candidates seeking to represent them embody those virtues we understand to be our societal best practices.

That doesn’t mean everybody has to be on board with every facet of what social conservatives promote. It means there is value in attempting to steer as many people as possible into as many of the commonly accepted virtues as possible. I favor using the culture to further that process rather than legislation, and that’s difficult to do considering the filth that Hollywood repeatedly showers on us. Regardless, those virtues constitute a standard of behavior which has intrinsic value. And those who seek to lead us can better do so when they’re capable of living that standard.

But if you’ve got high standards, guess what? They’re harder to meet. That means folks held up to them are going to fail, and sometimes spectacularly. This stuff isn’t easy.

And that means Republicans get annihilated by scandals – because Republican voters enforce standards and Republican politicians accept them. But Democrats generally don’t. Democrats get a kick out of calling Republicans hypocrites when they don’t meet standards that neither voters nor politicians on their own side of the aisle even pursue much of the time. Which is why so loathsome and corrupt an individual as Teddy Kennedy could die as “the lion of the Senate” or a Dollar Bill Jefferson would run for re-election amid certain indications of gross misconduct which ultimately landed him in prison while Chris Lee is gone for dabbling – albeit badly – in online dating or Larry Craig had to resign over reports of creepy, if not exactly explicit, conduct in a men’s bathroom.

I’m not attempting to excuse Republicans who fail in this regard. The Chris Lees, John Ensigns, Mark Sanfords and David Vitters of the world weren’t unfairly held up to scrutiny. To those whom much is given, much is expected and so on. Vitter chose to fight through his problems and he’s managed to largely get past them, while the others are finished politically.

What bothers me here is the total lack of shame. Maxine Waters had none when it was obvious she and her husband were padding their wallets with bank bailouts. Rangel had none when it was obvious he was cheating on his taxes. Frank had none amid multiple scandals involving sex and money. Ted Kennedy had none during his countless shameful displays. And so on. And this pattern has now brought us Weiner, whose complete lack of humility and humiliation might even dwarf the rest of the gang.

It seems as though what’s unsaid here by Weiner and those of his ilk is “well, at least I’m not a hypocrite.” But here’s a news flash – it doesn’t matter whether you’re a hypocrite. It matters that you’re a piece of crap.

That is the piece I wanted to write in my “Tale Of Two Sex Scandals” post  a couple days ago, but I instead let the pictures tell the story.

Summer vacay means less blogging time for mom.

I’m afraid blogging is going to be slap-dash, intermittent, and link-heavy to other peoples’ superior blogging until late August.

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Video: Lefties Disrupt Allen West’s Town Hall – One Arrest Made –UPDATE: It Was Air America Host, Nicole Sandler

A few days ago, The Hill reported that the left was aiming to duplicate the genuine anti-ObamaCare angst of the 2009 Democrat town halls, charitably putting it: Left hopes for town-hall rage of its own.

Hopes for? How about “ostentatiously orchestrating” …

And the left’s  idea of “town hall rage” isn’t asking the congressman some tough questions, it’s shouting him down, acting like unhinged lunatics, and having to be escorted out of the building by security.

The Shark Tank’s Javier Manjarres was in Fort Lauderdale for Rep. Allen West’s town hall, tonight:

Immediately after Allen West took the stage at his Town Hall meeting on Tuesday Evening in Fort Lauderdale, several hecklers who were planted in the crowd began to jeer and interrupt his remarks, forcing West to pause several times and then continue once the crowd calmed down.  Police were ultimately forced to removed one of the hecklers from the event. When the hecklers refused to stop their harassment, West stated, “You’re not going to intimidate me.”

The lefties have put their own version of what happened on YouTube. Here’s the “back and forth” she was referring to, which just sounds like a lot of yelling:

Sharky notes that she had been acting in a disruptive and combative manner by yelling at the Congressman and even harassing his wife. After she was escorted out, she was arrested for continuing her tirade and swearing at the officer.

Here’s a better view of the ruckus taken by

While answering a question on Medicare and the need to make it solvent to save the program for future generations, a protester jumps up and begins shouting and screaming at West. Eventually, the protester is led away by police and later arrested for trespassing after warning. The protester? Former Air America radio show host Nicole Sandler.

The Daily Caller has more on the story: Air America host arrested for disrupting Allen West town hall event.

It does appear to be her.

Although she certainly doesn’t look like her publicity shot:


More at Red Broward: Broward DEMOCRAT Area Leader & Air America Host Disrupt Allen West Town Hall, Arrest Made.(VIDEO)

The latest staged protest at a Congressman Allen West town hall has lead to an arrest. RED BROWARD has been reporting on the coordinated efforts by Democrats to stage protests at West events in the hopes of getting video for attack ads. Last month, it was CAIR representatives trailing the Congressman. Tonight, a former Air America radio host and a Broward Democratic Committee Area Leader joined the act.

Wow, how spontaneous! —how organic! How totally grass roots these left-wing protests are, (one protester a Democrat operative, another a former Air America talk show host)…

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