Al-Qaida Not Decimated – Not On The Run… Says Obama (Video)

It’s time to call Obama out on another huge 2012 campaign lie. On the campaign trail last year, Obama repeatedly boasted that ‘al Qaeda was on the run’, ‘decimated’, and ‘on its heels’. Not just once or twice – ad Nauseam:

It wasn’t true then – and it’s not true now, as Obama himself openly admitted following a meeting with the Iraqi Prime Minister.

Via Jihad Watch:

Al-Maliki came to the White House seeking more American aid to combat the violence ravaging his country, including additional weapons and help with intelligence. Bloodshed brought on by insurgents in Iraq has spiked since American troops left in 2011.

Obama said at the end of his roughly two-hour meeting with al-Maliki that the best way to honor lives lost during the Iraq war would be to bring about a functioning democracy. Neither leader discussed al-Maliki’s request for help before reporters, although Obama indicated the United States has a self-interest in helping Iraq fight terrorism.

“Unfortunately al-Qaida has still been active and has grown more active recently,” Obama said. “So we had a lot of discussion about how we can work together to push back against that terrorist organization that operates not only in Iraq, but also poses a threat to the entire region and to the United States.”

Mission not accomplished.

White House Contradicts Durbin Smear About GOP House Leader

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There was some blue on blue action today  at the White House press briefing as Carney was asked about something the #2 Dem in the Senate said about a Republican, and Carney was forced to admit that it was a lie.

Little Dick Durbin had said in an October 20 Facebook post,  “in a ‘negotiation’ meeting with the president, one GOP House Leader told the president: ‘I cannot even stand to look at you.’” (Cue dramatic chipmunk music)

DrewM at AoSHQ says, “that’s a pretty serious charge.”

Say what you want about Obama but congressional leaders should be professional and respectful of the office of the president. Naturally, all the GOP leaders who were there denied it but of course they would, right?

Yeah, I get what he’s saying about “respecting the office,” but personally, I kinda like the idea that at least one Republican leader is as disgusted by Obama as I am.

White House press secretary Jay Carney on Wednesday flatly denied that a House Republican told President Obama “I cannot even stand to look at you” during negotiations over the government shutdown. “It did not happen,” Carney said, saying he discussed the incident with a “participant in the meeting.”

Transcript via RCP:

JACKIE CALMES, NEW YORK TIMES: Just to follow up on that. In terms of the president talking to Republicans, can you rule out — there was the number two Senate Democrat, Dick Durbin, said on his Facebook page that someone in recent exchange with the president said he can’t even stand, this member of Congress, that he can’t even stand to look at the president. Can you say whether that happened?

JAY CARNEY: I will say this, I spoke with somebody who was in that meeting and it did not happen.

QUESTION: Did the White House speak to Senator Durbin about this?

CARNEY: I don’t know. My understanding is that, again, from participants in the meeting that that didn’t happen.

QUESTION: Did anything like it happen that would –

CARNEY: Not that I’m aware of, Jackie.

See RCP for the video.

UPDATE:

Fox News reported that Durbin is standing by his story.

All Democrats lie shamelessly, so this is a tough call. But I’m guessing that President Thin Skin doesn’t want it out that he enraged one of these mild mannered House Republicans to the point that they said something like that. Maybe they don’t want anyone sniffing around what might have prompted such an outburst.  I could be wrong, but that’s my sense of it. They’d rather sweep it under the rug.

Obama Cancels LA Fund Raiser To Work On Syrian Resolution

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After the horrific terrorist attack that claimed four American lives in Benghazi, last September 11, Obama saw no reason to cancel the fundraiser he had planned for Las Vegas the next day. He was in the midst of  a tough reelection fight and he wasn’t about to let a little bump in the road like Benghazi get in the way of scoring major $$$ for his campaign. He didn’t bother with his daily intel briefings, that week, either. His flunkies were working on a great cover story (it was all about a Youtube video.) He knew the MFM would cheerfully disseminate the disinformation, his minions would shout down anyone who expressed doubt in the story.. Everything was under control. Life was good for Obama. Why not party?

But now, it’s not an election year anymore and the media isn’t being quite as helpful…Obama is on the verge of losing the vote on Syria in the House – and losing BIG – like a chump  - in spectacular, humiliating fashion. 

WaPo’s blog The Fix has been updating their whip count on the Syria resolution all day and at this point, it looks like the president is heading for a disastrous fall.

In fact, it’s no contest. As of Thursday evening, 204 House members — including 54 Democrats — have come out publicly against taking military action against Syria or are leaning that way. Two hundred seventeen votes are needed for passage. (Note: There are 433 members due to two vacancies.)

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Only 24 members are in favor of the resolution.

How bad is it? President Obama has cancelled a Hollywood fundraising trip next week in order to stay in Washington, trying to salvage what’s left of his presidency:

President Obama has scrapped a planned two-day trip to Los Angeles early next week ahead of a congressional vote on a military strike against Syria.

The cancellation of the trip suggests the urgency with which Obama needs to press his case to win approval from Congress for military action.

“The president’s trip to California has been canceled,” a White House official said. “He will remain in Washington to work on the Syrian resolution before Congress.”

Drastic measures are called for including maybe even giving up some golf until he gets this thing taken care of.

See, after four and a half years of scandals, leading from behind, going over Congress’ head, hyper-partisan sneering at Republicans, and using every dirty Alinsky trick in the book, suddenly it’s time to drop what he’s doing and get down to some serious work!

Obama has a presidency to salvage.

Who’s On First?: State Dept. Spox Befuddles Press With Nonsensical Answers (Video)

While announcing no meeting between Palestinian and Israeli officials was cancelled Monday (contrary to earlier reports), Deputy State Department Press Secretary Marie Harf also said that she cannot confirm if any meeting actually took place at a State Department press briefing that elicited a frustrated reaction from the AP’s Matthew Lee and CNN’s Elise Labott.

Via The Washington Free Beacon:

You can read the entire transcript of that pathetic mess at the Beacon.

Clearly, now that Obama’s been reelected, the media has outlived its usefulness to the Regime. The “most transparent administration in US history” will not answer questions that do not further his agenda. When there’s good news (for the Regime) they will issue press releases glorifying Obama for the media to transcribe like obedient lapdogs. When their negotiations for Mideast peace end in failure – well -that’s nobody’s business.

MORE:

The State Dept press corps are in open rebellion – openly mocking the Harf for feeding them B S day after day.

Breitbart TV: AP REPORTER POKES FUN AT KERRY

Make no mistake – he’s making fun of Harf more than Kerry in this one.

Breitbart TV: CNN REPORTER CHALLENGES STATE DEPT: ‘WHAT PROGRESS HAS BEEN MADE’ IN SYRIA?

 

Video: A Downcast Weiner Apologizes: ‘This Is Entirely Behind Me’

I honestly don’t have a lot to say about this. What is there to say about WeinerGate II?

Weiner says all of the bad stuff is “behind him” now, which I think he said, the last time. In two more years, next year’s creepy perversions will be behind him, too.

And he was late for the press conference which made everyone on Twitter sad, because it reminded them of the most epic political press conference in American history.

Anyway, here you go – it’s pathetic and cowardly that he dragged Huma up there to take the heat and humiliation with him….He’s staying in mayoral race and  Huma, (like her old boss) is standing by her man.

SEE ALSO: 

Ace of Spades HQ: Flashback: That Soft-Soap People Magazine “Comeback Story” Now Revealed as an Enormous Pile of Political Lies

Update: The sexting, which went on for six months (and that’s just the one weknow about!), began one week before Mr. & Mrs. Danger’s big “Redemption” interview for People.
More: Oh boy, two more women coming forward, Emily Miller says she hears;and also, he liked to use porn actors’ names as aliases.

Obama: “Gas Prices Were Low Because Economy On Verge Of Collapse”

Obama’s explanation for why gas prices were only $1.86 at the beginning of his term….

Via Weasel Zippers:

Video via GOP Rapid Response

Apparently, to Obama, high energy prices are a positive development – a sign of a healthy economy. Mission accomplished, Obama!

No one in the MSM is going to ask Obama about that bizarre answer, so down the memory hole it goes.

Leftwing Projection: Kimberlin Ally, Neal Raushauser Accuses Brandon Darby Of SWATting Bloggers

Brandon Darby, the right’s “Hottest” new media star.

Psychological projection or projection bias:

According to Sigmund Freud, projection is a psychologicaldefense mechanism whereby one “projects” one’s own undesirable thoughts, motivations, desires, and feelings onto someone else. ‘Emotions or excitations which the ego tries to ward off are “split out” and then felt as being outside the ego…perceived in another person’.[4] It is a common process.[5] The related defense of ‘projective identification differs from projection in that the impulse projected onto an external object does not appear as something alien and distant from the ego because the connection of the self with that projected impulse continues’.[6]

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An example of this behavior might be blaming another for self failure. The mind may avoid the discomfort of consciously admitting personal faults by keeping those feelings unconscious, and by redirecting libidinal satisfaction by attaching, or “projecting,” those same faults onto another person or object.

RS McCain, June 30, 2012:

It is genuinely amazing to think that anyone could read that 1981 article by Indianapolis Star reporter Joe Gelarden — please print it out and read the whole thing — without recognizing that Kimberlin’s characteristic modus operandi has scarcely changed in the past 30 years.

By accusing others of wrongdoing, Kimberlin seeks to evade responsibility for his own wrongdoing. What I’ve called the “accuse the accusers” strategy – which is also witnessed in the actions of Kimberlin’s associate Neal Rauhauser — looks very much like obstruction of justice.

Keep the above in mind as you read the following press release from The National Bloggers Club’s Ali Akbar.

* PRESS RELEASE FROM NATIONAL BLOGGERS CLUB *

DEMOCRAT OPERATIVE ACCUSES ACTIVIST
BRANDON DARBY OF “SWATTING” BLOGGERS;
NATIONAL BLOGGERS CLUB PLEDGES SUPPORT
FOR DARBY AND ALL LEGAL RECOURSE

AUSTIN, TX — Democratic operative and self-proclaimed “hacker” Neal Rauhauser has accused Brandon Darby of “SWATting.” Darby is a political activist and former FBI operative.

Darby has the full support of the National Bloggers Club, an organization that represents hundreds of bloggers and online journalists. The Club will raise funds (using KimberlinFiles.org) and encourage Darby to use all legal remedies in this clear case of defamation and explore pursuing criminal conspiracy options.

“Convicted domestic terrorist turned left-wing ideologue activist Brett Kimberlin runs two liberal non-profit organizations. His contracted employee, Neal Rauhauser, has accused one of our members of being the perpetrator of these illegal, coordinated attacks. We are standing with our members, many of whom — myself included — have been targeted by supporters of Brett Kimberlin,” said National Bloggers Club President Ali A. Akbar.
Akbar continued, “Darby is being defamed by this dangerous, bizarre fringe activist because he has dared to speak the name “Brett Kimberlin,” is a member of the National Bloggers Club, and associated with Andrew. Andrew associated himself with the Bloggers Club, I’ll associate the Club with Darby any day of the week.”
SWATting is the term used to describe the illegal use of technology to place an untraceable emergency call to falsely report a serious, violent crime. The caller typically gives the emergency dispatcher the address and personal information belonging to the victim, claiming that people in the house have been shot and that the caller is armed inside the home. By protocol, law enforcement then sends armed officers to the scene. Last week, after winning a courtroom victory in Maryland against Kimberlin, blogger Aaron Walker was targeted by a SWATting call that sent police to his Virginia home.
“Thank God no one has been killed as a result of SWATting — yet. I strongly believe the continued use of these tactics will result in a horrible tragedy — which is exactly what the perpetrators want,” said Akbar.

* * END PRESS RELEASE * *

A couple of days ago, RS McCain interviewed Darby for his blog: Ten Questions for Brandon Darby.

He prefaced his report with a little background info on the conservative activist:

(If Brandon Darby isn’t No. 1 on the radical Left’s hate list, it’s only because they hate so many people they can’t keep track anymore. In 2008, Darby worked undercover with the FBI to foil a planned domestic terrorist attack on the Republican National Convention in Minneapolis. Since then, Darby has become a columnist for Breitbart.com. His courage was praised by the late Andrew Breitbart, and Darby spoke movingly of his friendship with Andrew at a March memorial service. In recent weeks, Darby has been paying close attention to the story surrounding Brett Kimberlin, Neal Rauhauser and the harassment of conservatives. He agreed to the following e-mail interview about the story. — RSM)

McCain asked Brandon about the allegations:

5. Recently, some people have actually tried to claim that you were responsible for SWATtings. What is that all about? Why you?

Let’s be clear: By some, you mean the Kimberlin/Rauhauser network and another network who is directly tied to them from Florida, the Matt Edelstein/Matt Osborne network.
The issue seems clear to me. Some parts of this network never intended to receive this much attention. Now they are realizing they are likely going to face justice and get caught. It seems they are now engaging in a preemptive defense strategy where they are making public allegations focusing on someone connected to the FBI, so that when they get busted they can claim that they were close to “uncovering the truth” and their charges are nothing more than political retribution from the FBI or an effort from the FBI to silence them for “getting too close” to the truth. Like it or not, that’s something the New York Times and their ideological Middle Eastern counterpart, Al Jazeera, would eat up. They might even nullify a jury with such a scheme, because it only takes one for them to get off.

It can now be said –virtually everything that these treacherous freaks allege should be taken as calculated lies. Some people have wondered if they believe their own lies — I’m here to tell you…no, they don’t. I haven’t been covering this story as comprehensively as Stacy McCain, Patterico, Aaron Worthing/Walker and others have, but I’ve been reading about it every day….and if there is anything that can be conclusively determined based on  McCain’s extensive, exclusive reports, it’s that these guys lie brazenly and profusely as a matter of course. For them, lying is a political tactic… They may be as crazy as loons but they know what they’re doing. They’re leaving a crooked trail of moldy, stinking breadcrumbs all over the internet for their fellow travelers on the left to pick up and ingest. They know that left-wing useful idiots will be deceived by their foul lies because they’re designed to reinforce their idiotic, false views about the right. Their tangled web of lies are also calculated to confuse and confound those who are searching for the truth – including reporters and  law enforcement.

Now, a word about Brandon Darby….

How would I describe this man? Well, from what I know of him, he’s a gentleman.

He is the old fashioned type who will stand up and offer his seat to a woman without one. Outside the Marriott at CPAC, last February, I was heading out to dinner with some friends and was held up when one particularly talkative one – *cough* blogger of the year *cough* lingered for a few minutes. Darby was sitting on a bench with some others, but when he saw me standing there, he jumped up and offered his seat to me – which I told him wasn’t necessary – we were heading out…but “how sweet of him”, I thought, and “Damn, do I look that old?”

That’s Brandon Darby,  a rare and exceptional individual, who a few years ago, started questioning his political worldview, and concluded he was wrong about most everything.

He’s the kind of guy who worked with the FBI to protect American citizens from people like Kimberlin and Rauhauser.

Good grief…Brandon Darby wouldn’t “SWAT” a fly.

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