Video: Trey Gowdy Congratulates The NY Times – ‘It Only Took Them 15 Months To Figure Out How To Spell Benghazi’

I was hoping that Congressman Trey Gowdy would be asked to weigh in on the NY Times’ now widely panned Benghazi report. The South Carolina spitfire was a guest on Fox’s On the Record with fill-in host, Dana Perino, and he did not disappoint.

Asked to comment on the report, Gowdy professed, “I want to congratulate the New York Times.  It only took them 15 months to figure out how to spell Benghazi – so maybe in the next 15 months, their reporting will catch up with the truth.”

Continuing, he said, “I’ll tell you two things they got wrong. Number one – the video was translated into Arabic in early September of 2012….What in the world explains the violence in Benghazi prior to the video being translated and released? Our consulate was attacked way before the video was released. The British Ambassador was almost assassinated way before the video was released…the international Red Cross was attacked twice in Benghazi – well before this video was ever released. So if the video was really the impetus for the violence, what in the world explains the violence prior to the release of the video?

In respect to al Qaeda, he noted that “whether it was al Qaeda or a subsidiary, or a holding company, or a limited partnership – to quote Hillary Clinton - what difference does it make?! Who cares whether it was al Qaeda proper or a subsidiary? Four Americans are dead, and it wasn’t a spontaneous reaction to a video - it was planned.”

Gowdy also asked the question many House Republicans have been wondering in light of the deteriorating security situation in Benghazi prior to the attack, “why were we even there? Why was Chris Stevens in Benghazi, that night?”

He told Perino that he’s read the NY Times report six times. “I want you to read it six times and tell me if you can tell who the Secretary of State was when Benghazi happened. Because her name wasn’t mentioned a single. solitary. time. in this exhaustive NY Times piece – not once.”

When Perino noted that lots of people are assuming that the article was meant to “clear the decks” for Hillary so she won’t have to deal with Benghazi as a campaign issue, Gowdy reacted with mock consternation, “oh heavens no – that couldn’t possibly have been their motivation – could it be?!”

Bonus video:

On Monday night’s Special Report, Charles Krauthammer said  the NY Times Benghazi report was undeniably about protecting Dems, and Hillary – “obviously a political move.”

Obama Whacked By WaPo Fact-Checker Again: 3 Pinocchios For Blaming Insurers For Canceled Health Plans…

After giving Obama 4 pinocchios for his repeated pledge to America that no one would take away” their health plans, Glenn Kessler, the Washington Post factchecker has “double tapped” the president with 3 more pinocchios for trying to  scapegoat  insurance companies.

Via Weasel Zippers:

The Pinocchio Test

Blaming the insurance companies can only go so far. First of all, the administration wrote the rules that set the conditions under which plans lose their grandfather status. But more important, the law has an effective date so far in the past that it virtually guaranteed that the vast majority of people currently in the individual market would end up with a notice saying they needed to buy insurance on the Obamacare exchanges.

The administration’s effort to pin the blame on insurance companies is a classic case of misdirection. Between 75 and 95 percent of the problem stems from the effective date, but the White House chooses to keep the focus elsewhere.


I’ve thought this (and said it) before, but it really does look like the media is finally turning on the SCOAMF.

In other ObamaCrap News:

Ace: Sebelius to Speak in Atlanta Tomorrow to Make an “Important Announcement” About Obamacare:

I think the “direct” and “spicy” meeting with Senate Democrats might have included the threat, “Give us a delay or we’ll start voting with the Republicans on the If You Like Your Plan You Can Keep It bill,” which would of course destroy Obamacare (and the American insurance industry, too, at least until Obama permitted the repeal of his horrible law).

Except Obama was in Dallas, last night, where he implored his loyal volunteers and navigators “to stick with it.”

“As challenging as this may seem sometimes, as frustrating as may be sometimes, we are going to get his done,” Obama said.

That sounds like someone who is doubling down – not on the verge delaying his deformed health care law for another year.

John Nolte, The Conversation: Unless Website Is Fixed, In 38 Days Many Who Lost Insurance Are Screwed:

There is a potential catastrophe looming for thousands, if not millions of Americans, and no one in the media is acknowledging it, much less pressing the White House for an answer.

According to the Associated Press, 3.5 million Americans have already received cancellation notices from their health insurance companies. Before the end of the year, that number could double.

Not all, but too many of these people are being thrown onto the federal ObamaCare exchange which, as you might have heard, is not working.

In order to be insured before your now-cancelled insurance expires on January 1, you  have to enroll through the ObamaCare site no later than December 15. That is a mere 38 days away.

The Conversation: Harry Reid Finds ObamaCare Complaints Amusing – They Make Him Laugh (Video)

The Senate Majority Leader did himself proud, today, on the Senate floor where he suggested that Republican complaints about ObamaCare were not valid criticisms, but “jokes” that make he and his colleagues laugh.

Via The Daily Caller:

In a speech on the Senate floor Thursday, the Nevada Democrat didn’t address any of the GOP’s specific complaints about the law. But he playfully suggested that Republicans, in order to save time, just “number their one through 50 criticisms of Obamacare” and yell out a number when they want to reference a specific complaint.

“We’ve heard things so many times, we would immediately laugh because basically they’re jokes,” Reid said.

I’m just wondering what part of people getting kicked off their plans and having to pay higher premiums under ObamaCare, is funny to him?

Hot Air: Chief tech officer at HHS resigns — after failing to sign off on security for in September:

When asked whether he jumped or was pushed, HHS said simply that “Tony [Trenkle] made a decision that he was going to move to the private sector.” Memo to Darrell Issa: Subpoena this man.

CBS News has learned that [Tony] Trenkle, the Chief Information Officer for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), was originally supposed to sign off on security for the glitch-ridden website before its Oct. 1 launch, but didn’t. Instead, the authorization on September 27 was given by Trenkle’s boss, CMS administrator Marilyn Tavenner…

Trenkle and two other CMS officials, including Chief Operating Officer Michelle Snyder, signed an unusual “risk acknowledgement” saying that the agency’s mitigation plan for rigorous monitoring and ongoing tests did “not reduce the (security) risk to the … system itself going into operation on October 1, 2013.”…

Wednesday, an HHS spokesman said that the reason Tavenner, not Trenkle, signed the security authorization is because is “a high-profile project and CMS felt it warranted having the administrator sign the authority to operate memo.” HHS also says there is an aggressive risk mitigation plan in effect, “the privacy and security of consumers personal information is a top priority for us” and personal information is “protected by stringent security standards.”

Ace had a series of ObamaCare shocks, last night:

1. Shock: Obama Also, Get This, Lying About Only “Cut Rate,” “Bad Apple” Insurance Being Canceled

2. Another Shock: Obama Will Rewrite Obamacare Rules to Spare His Union Allies a $63 Per Year Per Policy Tax, But Meanwhile No Relief For Non-Union Individually-Insured People Paying $5000 or Even $10,000 More Per Year Due to Obamacare

3. The Last Shock

4. Oh. My. God.

Jeanine Pirro Unloads on ObamaCare and ‘Simple Sebelius’ (Video)

Judge Jeanine Pirro Opening Statement – Obamacare, Welcome To The Land Of OZ:

This week, Judge Jeanine unloaded on the the president’s “signature legislation” – the epic clusterfark known as ObamaCare.

Pirro, a former prosecutor ObamaCare, expressed shock and dismay at the fact that the very navigators who are trusted to handle Social Security numbers, DOB, and personal identifiable information, don’t go through basic background or fingerprint checks.

“But it gets better”, she continued. “If those navigators have a prior conviction, it won’t disqualify them, anyway. An outstanding warrant? – no problem. In the midst of a bankruptcy?  No problem……Has anyone in Washington every heard of identity theft?”

And she blasted the administration for the failure of the website launch. “They had three years to prepare and can’t even get the website off the ground,” she said. “‘Simple Sebelius’ doesn’t know how many people have signed up, but she knows it’s getting better.”

Noting that initially we were told that illegal immigrants wouldn’t be covered, she addressed the president directly: “You opened the National Mall for them to protest in the middle of a shutdown when our veterans couldn’t even access their memorial. And you give them transgender hormones  while they’re in prison, and we spend two billion dollars on a program that provides hospital emergency care to illegals, and you really want us to believe that my kids are not going to paying for those ‘undocumented workers’ you want to give amnesty to, anyway?!”

Ann Coulter joined Pirro to talk about the disastrous ObamaCare launch. Asked if she thinks the individual mandate will be delayed, Coulter answered, “well, when they try to delay it I think that Republicans should say, “No, I’m sorry! We gave you that option!”

She gave three reasons why Republicans didn’t hurt themselves in the wake of the government shut down by taking a stand on ObamaCare.

1. there was no Fox News or internet in 1995.

2. This is about the hated ObamaCare the majority of Americans hate it, and never asked for it.

3. In 1995, Republicans had huge majorities in the House and the Senate. So America? You want us to end this plague? Just give Republicans a majority in the Senate.

Classic: Organizing For Action Blows Domain Name Registration


Organizing for Action,  Obama’s (allegedly) nonpartisan and non-profit advocacy organization run by former advisors was set up to back the Regime on left-wing agenda items like gun control  and immigration reform. In their latest totally non partisan effort, they’re targeting Republicans to push Obama’s gun control policies.

The pro-Obama group Organizing for Action said Monday it is launching online ads targeting 10 Republican senators and one Democrat for their opposition to expanded gun-control measures — the group’s second such campaign on the issue.

Republican Sens. Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Dan Coats (Ind.), Chuck Grassley (Iowa), Susan Collins (Maine), Dean Heller (Nev.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Rob Portman (Ohio) and Ted Cruz (Texas), as well as Democratic Sen. Martin Heinrich (N.M.), are being targeted in the effort.

The ads, which will run on Facebook and on search engines, ask supporters to call the individual senators and express support for expanded gun-control measures.

Not surprisingly, the group, (being libs) didn’t have enough business sense to  protect its presence online, so when a clever individual registered an OFA domain name ahead of them, instead of paying him for the site, OFA went bawling to the National Arbitration Forum – which promptly denied their effort to retrieve  the domain name, back to them.

It was registered by “a quick-moving computer technician in Castle Rock, Colo., on Jan. 18, when the news broke that Obama’s former advisors were launching the group”  the LA Times reported:

Derek Bovard proceeded to configure the site so all the hits were directed to the website for the National Rifle Assn. It was one of three domain names for Organizing for Action that the group failed to register before it launched.

“If they don’t like it, they can buy it from me,” Bovard told the Los Angeles Times at the time.

Instead, a lawyer with the firm Perkins Coie, representing Organizing for Action, filed a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum, which handles disputes over domain names.


In a decision issued last week, Karl V. Fink, a retired judge in Ann Arbor, Mich., concluded that Organizing for Action did not provide evidence that the name was “a distinctive identifier” of the group or that it owned any trademarks at the time.

(In fact, the group did not file a trademark registration for “Organizing for Action” until Feb. 7, according to United States Patent and Trademark Office records.)

The  attorney representing OFA declined to comment, and so did a spokeswoman for Organizing for Action.

You’re going to love where takes you when you click on the link. Heh!

A  registered Republican who lives in Wellington, Fla.  scooped up both and – which OFA also failed to win back.

But those sites now include a disclaimer stating that they are “NOT affiliated with any 501(c)(3), 501(c)(4), or other entity or business that uses the generic phrase Organizing For Action as all or a portion of its name.”

The Republican in Florida apparently needs some ideas.

Next Media (Taiwanese) Animation: Mitt Clobbers Obama + More of Today’s Best Videos

I just heard Kirsten Powers say on Fox News’ Special Report that Obama likes to come back from behind…because he has some kind of psychological affinity for it, but I don’t believe for one second he’s enjoying the ridicule he’s having to endure today.

Here’s just one example – the latest in a deadly narrative an incumbent does not want to see metastasizing all over the place.

Deadly – but funnier than hell…

Via Ace of Spades HQ (who has been on fire all day – did he even go to bed, last night???)

Another good one from the, “Smirk”:

And I’m pretty sure this has been done before – a compilation of all of Obama’s “uhs”…this time from the debate, via Weasel Zippers, compiled by BuzzFeed.

This next ad by  should get you in the mood for the next few debates – Paul Ryan’s, and Romney’s remaining two – because they’ll all be dealing with foreign policy which could (should!) be very problematic for Obama:

New American Crossroads Ad Hits Empty Chair on Foreign Policy: “Mr. President: It’s time to show up for work”

This new American Crossroads ad is sure to make liberal heads explode:

Via The Miami Herald:

Karl Rove’s American Crossroads SuperPAC, which has bought up loads of TV time in Florida, airs virtually every conservative grievance with President Obama’s foreign policy in this new ad: Skipped intelligence briefings and playing 100 rounds of golf; campaign fundraisers after an ambassador is murdered in Libya; cold relations with Israel’s conservative leader amid nuclear-arms tensions with Iran; and “celebrity” ties to David Letterman, Beyonce and Jay-Z.


Weekly Standard: Obama Cuts $2 Million from Protection of Foreign Missions, $129 Million form Embassy Security:

The researchers at the Republican National Committee notice this alarming fact in President Obama’s sequestration plan:

Obama’s Sequestration Plan Would Cut $1.084 Billion From The State Department’s Diplomatic And Consular Program, Including $2 Million For The Protection Of Foreign Missions And Officials, And $129 Million For Embassy Security, Construction, And Maintenance.  (“OMB Report Pursuant To The Sequestration Transparency Act Of 2012,” Office Of Management And Budget, pp. 135-136, 9/14/12)

Gateway Pundit: As US Ambassador’s Coffin Returns to US – Obama Camp Tweets About Jackets:

This afternoon the bodies of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith and Glen Doherty returned home to Andrew Air Force base.
What was the Obama campaign doing?
Tweeting about jackets.

Gateway Pundit: Obama Is Wrong… Mideast Protests Were Planned Before YouTube Video Ever Made the Airwaves (Video):

White House Spokesman Jay Carney told reporters today that the Middle East protests were in response to a video.

“These protests were in reaction to a video that had spread to the region… The unrest we’ve seen in the region has been in reaction to a video.”

The Muslim protests were planned back in August – before the film was ever released.
The protest in Cairo was organized by the terror group, Jamaa Islamiya.
USA Today reported:

The protest was planned by Salafists well before news circulated of an objectionable video ridiculing Islam’s prophet, Mohammed, said Eric Trager, an expert at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

The protest outside the U.S. Embassy in Cairo was announced Aug. 30 by Jamaa Islamiya, a State Department-designated terrorist group, to protest the ongoing imprisonment of its spiritual leader, Sheikh Omar abdel Rahman. He is serving a life sentence in the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center.

So Carney’s still telling reporters  that they’ve seen no information to suggest that it was a pre-planned attack….?
I’m just a little old nobody from flyover country who’s been traveling for two days straight, yet I’ve been able to gather that it was indeed, a pre-planned attack, for Pete’s sake….
Why does the administration feel the need to pretend otherwise? Could it be because they know that these embassies in unstable Middle Eastern countries were left insecure and vulnerable on 9/11, and they don’t want to get blamed for the ensuing carnage? So they’re using the Muslim extremists’ own propaganda as a fig leaf?
Too disgusting for words.
Hat tip: Charles B

Awkward: Obama Speech at Fort Bliss Met With Silence or Tepid Applause (Video)

Via Neil Munro, of The Daily Caller:

President Barack Obama was greeted with fleeting applause and extended periods of silence as he offered profuse praise to soldiers and their families during an Aug. 31 speech in Fort Bliss, Texas.

His praise for the soldiers — and for his own national-security policies — won cheers from only a small proportion of the soldiers and families in the cavernous aircraft-hanger.

The audience remains quiet even when the commander-in-chief thanked the soldiers’ families, and cited the 198 deaths of their comrades in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The audience’s reaction was so flat that the president tried twice to elicit a reaction from the crowd.

“Hey, I hear you,” he said amid silence.

The selected soldiers who were arrayed behind the president sat quietly throughout the speech.

CNN and MSNBC ended their coverage of the speech before it was half-over.

He did get some  loud reactions when he did the obligatory name-checking of the soldiers’ brigades at the beginning of the speech, but that is expected  between rival military units. There were many painfully obvious applause lines in this speech that were met with stone cold silence. Perhaps because, in many respects, it was a campaign speech.

I wonder if this has anything to do with it… Or this? Or this?

I’m not going to offer a comparison video showing how the troops reacted to President Bush with great enthusiasm when he spoke to them – seems too cruel.


This powerful rebuke of Clinton and Obama from the heart of a mother via Gateway Pundit, might also help explain their lack of enthusiasm.


Gateway Pundit: Horrible… Obama Tells Troops That $500 Billion in Defense Cuts (That He Proposed in January) Are Not His Fault

Linked by Michelle Malkin, thanks!

Audio: Amateur Author Ed Klein: Clinton and Obama Have “nothing but Mutual Contempt for Each Other”

Hannity’s radio show today featured some interesting dish from former NYTs Magazine Editor, Ed Klein, the author of the explosive new book about Obama; The Amateur.

The book gets its title from the words Bill Clinton uttered when he was  trying to encourage Hillary to take on Obama in the Democratic primary of 2012:

Obama doesn’t know how to be president. He doesn’t know how the world works. He’s incompetent. He’s…he’s…Barack Obama’s an amateur.

I’ve always suspected that Bill Clinton despised Obama, so I’m always aghast when I see  him give interviews propping him up, or even starring in campaign ads for him. It makes them look like BFFs, and I wonder what the hell is going on. Why would you do that for someone you hate?  Klein has a very simple answer for that.

Clinton says there is no loyalty in politics, but he’s been pretty loyal to Obama this year, for someone who hates him.

Hat tip: Smitty, of the Other McCain, who was listening to Hannity in the car.

Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!


GOP Gently Mocks Obama Propaganda Film With New Poster

Via The Blaze, this is how the  Republican National Committee decided to commemorate the release of Obama’s ridiculously expensive 17-minute documentary:

Did I say gently mocks? LOL, I was kidding. It’s about as gentle as a sledgehammer.

Minor quibble – Instead of saying, “after four years, the only bad thing they found about their time in office  was that it was just too good” should read, “he (Obama)was just too good”.

The Daily Caller reported on the cost of the Obama propaganda film, Thursday:

Records filed by Obama for America with the Federal Election Commission indicate that the president’s re-election campaign shelled out at least $345,353 to commission “The Road We’ve Traveled,” a 17-minute campaign documentary by Academy Award-winning director Davis Guggenheim, set for release Thursday. The price comes out to more than $20,300 per minute.

And it’s even creepier than we imagined it would be, thanks in large part to Tom Hanks’ narration and the weeping Obamabots.


See Also:

Bullet People has a shorter version: The Road We’ve Traveled in 10 Minutes

The American Thinker: Coming Soon: The Commercials that Obama Fears

PSSSST….RNC: Ed Lasky has written the commercial for you. You need to get someone on this:

…there is a delicious irony in taking advantage of Obama’s Obama Obsession.  He has been so busy bloviating over the last few years, so eager to display his omniscience when it comes to energy, that there is plenty of visual material to cull from the public domain that can and will be used against him as the campaign season rolls on, if the GOP has any brains.  Call it divine justice that the man who seemingly can never stop talking can be hoisted on his own petard.

One can start with a graph of how gas prices have gone from $1.84 when Obama took office to $3.79 and climbing during March (and this is before the summer driving season spikes them upward).  Then there’s the voice we have heard so many times over the years that it seems to come straight from George Orwell’s 1984: Barack Obama talking during the campaign about his wish to see higher gas prices.  Fade to Ken Salazar, Obama’s choice to head the Department of Interior — the department that has done so much to stop oil exploration and development on federal land.  Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell proposed a bill to encourage offshore oil drilling.  Ken Salazar kept objecting to the bill even when McConnell suggested that the amendment be triggered when gas prices hit $10 a gallon at the pump.  Even when gas prices hit $10 a gallon, Salazar was opposed to allowing more offshore drilling.  The YouTube clip can be found here.

Then pair it up with Energy Secretary Chu telling us in 2008 that his desire is to figure out “how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe.”  He is well on his way to accomplishing his goal.

Keep reading.


Obama L-O-S-I-N-G Contraception Mandate Debate

Back on January 31, I asked, “why is the Obama administration picking a fight with the Catholic church during an election year?” For them to wage a public battle with the Bishops, now – when he needs all the Catholic voters he can get, just seemed insane.

But that was before the Obama camp began their full court press strategy of steering the debate away from a religious freedom issue to a women’s rights issue.  They accused the hapless GOP of  waging a war on women with an assist from feminist plant, Sandra Fluke. Rush Limbaugh unintentionally aided and abetted  the faux narrative when he used rhetoric more characteristic of left-wing commentators to describe the 31 year old reproductive rights activist.

What happened next was predictable. The institutional left erupted in spasms of  sputtering faux outrage and numerous craven sponsors left the Rush Limbaugh Show. Rush apologized for sinking to the level of discourse that he did, and the Stalinist left, smelling blood in the water,  didn’t accept his apology, and instead opted to ramp up the pressure on his sponsors.

As should be obvious, this is not really a reaction to a bad word, or the left would be spending more of its time policing its own side. It’s simply an excuse to  continue their jihad against talk radio, because that is the only place where conservative speech dominates.

The Obama war room probably thought they were going to kill two birds with one stone — flip the contraception narrative from their toxic war on religion to a phony GOP war on women and drum Rush off the air, once and for all. The White House’s contraception narrative had been forming since early January, after all – before anyone knew why it was an even an issue. The Rush thing was just an added bonus.

Unfortunately for Obama and his minions, though, conservatives were on to their Alinsky tactics, and rallied around Rush. We brought up example after example of lefty commentators saying worse things about conservative women. We brought up the million dollar misogynist, Bill Maher, and wondered why Obama’s PAC  would accept the tainted money of one of the biggest creeps  on the air. We exposed the left’s flaming hypocrisy and threw their words back in their stupid simpering faces. We put them on the defensive. The latest fallout: David Axelrod bails out of Bill Maher appearance.

And we’re not through. Since the left wants to play this game, we’re happy to oblige. Because when it comes to unhinged, ugly, demented, hateful and insane rhetoric – the right cannot begin to compete with the left. .

Take Al Sharpton. Back in the day – before he had teleprompters to help him to say “resist we much”, Al had some pretty — exotic things to say about all sorts of people.

As Big Journalism’s John Nolte will tell you:

Breaking today at the American Spectator is more bad news for a network devoting so much of its airtime to creating a rule that says someone should be pulled off the air for anything he or she has said that might be considered offensive.

Using MSNBC’s own standards, should the man who once said the following be allowed to hold a primetime MSNBC slot?

David Dinkins, you wanna be the only nigger on television, only nigger in the newspaper, only nigger that can talk. Don’t cover them, don’t talk to them, ’cause you got the only nigger problem. ‘Cause you know if a black man stood up next to you, they would see you for the whore that you really are.

That’s MSNBC’s Al Sharpton–many years ago, but just as shocking today. I can already hear the excuse — that it’s okay for him to use the N-word because he’s black. But I wonder what CNN’s Roland Martin will think of this:

White folks was in the cave when we were building empires. We learned to admire them, but they knew to admire us. We built pyramids without a ____, ____ new architecture ____. We talked philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.

“Greek homos.”

Just a few weeks ago, Roland Martin was suspended from CNN after GLAAD took offense to a few Super Bowl tweets few but GLAAD could ever find offensive — tweets that never even broached the subject of homosexuality.

“Homo,” of course is an anti-gay slur, especially within the context you hear in Sharpton’s words.

But that’s not all! How about a side order of “Chinaman” to go with that “homo”:

You the best chicken ____ in the universe. Gonna buy some Colonel Sanders chicken. Then the Chinaman come in and throw some hot ___ [cough] ___. Then the Korean sells us watermelon.  ___ watermelon all my life. They’re gonna cut it up and put it in a bucket with a rubber band around it, and then we’re gonna buy it like it’s somethin we didn’t know what it was.

And finally we have this:

“___ uh, white interloper I said I was wrong. uh, uh, cracker, though I think cracker is a certain personification of a certain type of person down south, just like redneck. I mean, you know some people misinterpret cracker meaning all whites, it’s not true. But the confusion means you shouldn’t use it. I mean, sometimes being flippant you say things you shouldn’t say, cause it gets in the way of your message and people  don’t really understand what you’re saying.”

“White interloper.” I don’t even know what that means, but “cracker” is a slur against white Southerners — end of story.

See Breitbart TV for video: UNCOVERED: NBC News Star Sharpton’s Racial, Homophobic Rants.


As Nolte notes, MSNBC President Phil Griffin added Sharpton to the MSNBC lineup, knowing that he said this sort of stuff regularly. But as MSNBC is the  media arm of the Obama White House, Sharpton’s main role at the network is to deploy the race card in promiscuous fashion as an election year racialist tactic to shore up the white guilt vote..  And he’s been doing just that. He wasn’t meant to be a liability.

So you might wonder – how does all this look to the average Joe?

Today, Obama sits at 41% in opinion polls — his lowest approval rating ever. Part of this poll collapse most certainly has to do with a stagnant economy and gas prices, but a lot of it has to do with the fact that Obama has started a stupid war against a nonexistent war on women (which is really Obama’s war against the Catholic Church and religious liberty), and the fact that he has once again been found hanging out with another divisive, radical racialist.

But surely most people agree with Obama on contraception?


Sure enough, when asked, “Should health insurance plans for all employees have to cover the full cost of birth control for female employees or should employers be able to opt out for moral or religious reasons?” women favored opting out by a 46-44 margin. The margin increased to a decisive 53-38  for “religiously affiliated employers, such as a hospital or university.”

That’s among women. Unbeknownst to those who read only the Times‘ main story, the poll asked the same question to men. They were not split. Men favored opting out by a 20 point margin (57 vs. 37), except when a “religiously affiliated employer” was involved, in which case the margin increased to 25 points. Combining men and women, a substantial majority (51-40) favors allowing an opt-out–increasing to 57-36 where religiously-affiliated institutions are involved.

These are not close results. It’s hard to read this poll and not conclude that, contrary to some accounts, Obama wasn’t such a genius to pick a fight over mandated contraception coverage–because he appears to be losing the public debate on the question.

Rick Santorum is being painted as right wing extremist who is obsessed with social issues and wants to take away a woman’s right to contraception. How’s that working out?

Pollster Evolving Strategies conducted a sophisticated poll they call a “message experiment,” and found “Santorum does not do worse with women than he does with men” and that “Santorum doesn’t appear to be seriously harmed by social issues, however there is evidence that he is harmed by a lack of focus on economic issues.”

Here’s the heart of it:

When we look to the data, we see that being socially conservative or liberal has a significant impact on a respondent’s vote, but men and women are fairly similar, with women a bit less conservative overall.

Furthermore, there is no significant interaction between being socially conservative or liberal and the Santorum treatment. In other words, there does not seem to be a significant backlash against Santorum in response to his social policy views.


In light of all this, Andrew Breitbart, (who continues to inspire us even after his death)  has a special message for the Obama White House:

Video: Rick Perry’s Response To Obama’s “He Should Be More Careful About What He Says” Remark

Rick Perry made a comment that most people would never have heard, had Wolf Blitzer not asked Obama about it in an interview. Obama responded by saying that Perry should watch what he says, but he’ll “cut him some slack”, (this time)...

What’s sad and ironic, is Obama’s response drew more attention to his lack of military service, and his thin skinned prickliness, than Perry’s supposed disrespect, so Obama”s the one who should watch what he says.

The entire brouhaha as summed up by AoSHQ:  Perry: The Troops Prefer A President Who’s Worn The Uniform /Obama: Watch Your Mouth, But I’ll Cut You Some Slack / Perry: You’re Killing Jobs

Video via Weasel Zippers

More MSNBC Pwnge: This Time It’s Contessa Brewer’s Turn To Be Humiliated

The hacks at MSNBC are spinning wildly for their boyfriend in the White House, a little too wildly as Tingles found out, yesterday, and Contessa  Brewer found out when she tried to bully the genteel, intellectually superior Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL).

This is the rhetorical equivalence to yanking the mic out of her hand and hitting her over the head with it, only he couldn’t have been more polite.

“Do You Have A Degree In Economics?”

“Yes Ma’am, I do. Highest honors”


According to his Congressional page: “Mo graduated from Duke University in three years with a double major in political science and economics, with highest honors in economics. In 1978, he graduated from the University of Alabama Law School.”

Hat tip: @Afterseven


Video: Rep Joe Walsh Takes It To Chris Matthews

Oh my goodness!!! Matthews hit a brick wall, and hard, when he went up against freshman congressman from Illinois, Joe Walsh with his  usual bullying and interrupting routine. Matthews started out by trying to push the narrative that somehow Grover Norquist is the leader of the Republican party, based on the fact that he put out a petition, (huh?!) which was instantly ridiculed by Walsh…

How surreal was this interview? At one point Walsh has Matthews bellowing “Your word!….. Tingles is  your word…”, and Walsh, says, “Okay, He doesn’t give me a thrill up my leg, alright?”

I think Matthews was happy when it was time to cut to a commercial.

Previous posts featuring my favorite congressman from Illinois:

Congressman Walsh To Obama: “Quit Lying”

Video: Rep Joe Walsh: Obama ‘acted like a 10-year-old’ In Presser

Video: Rep. Joe Walsh “Disgusted and Discouraged” After Meeting With Geithner

Video: Rep. Joe Walsh on Obama’s Moats And Alligators

Hat tip: Legal Insurrection.

Linked by Conservative Commune, thanks!


NRSC Video: Actions Speak Louder Than Words, Mr. President

Obama’s not the only one “amused”.

This video needs to be shown far and wide. In fact, every blogger who has a blog should post it, because Obama, (the grown-up at the table)  needs to be held accountable for his excruciating hypocrisy and dishonesty. There were many risible moments at Obama’s Wed. press conference. But this really takes the cake:

The NRSC wasn’t the first one to think along these lines in a video, but let’s face it –  the idea is a no brainer. Everyone was thinking the same thing as they watched him saying those words. It’s why even a person normally sympathetic to him called him a d*ck. This isn’t the audacity of “hope”. It’s audacity of audacity. It’s let’s see how I can fool them, today. Let’s see how much b.s. I can get away with.

Captain Ed wants to see this ad edited down to 30 secs so it can play on national t.v.


Keith Koffler razzed Obama in this post at WHD, yesterday: Obama Tries His Hand at Stand-Up Comedy:

The most surprising thing about President Obama’s news conference yesterday was that anybody took it seriously.

Can’t all you pundits and news analysts get a joke? Does anybody have a sense of humor anymore?

Obama’s comments were loaded with great jokes his staff had written, and they must have been crestfallen that nobody got any of them.

Really really really really we’re going to close the deficit in any meaningful way by taxing the purchase of private jets? Obama must have been joking. He was! That’s why he said it about ten times, hoping everyone would get it, but nobody seems to have done so.

But he was just warming up, as many comics do.

Koffler says he had to cancel an appointment because he couldn’t stop laughing.


Video: TIME Editor Mark Halperin Gives His Honest Assessment of Obama On Morning Joe, Is Promptly Suspended By MSNBC

What’s sad is, he expected the guys in the studio to bleep out the word on the tape delay, but unfortunately, his comment went live.

What happened according to The Blaze:

It was just after 6am and the discussion kicking off the day was dealing with President Obama’s press conference from the day before. Regular MSNBC contributor and TIME Magazine editor Mark Halperin was asked his thoughts on the presser and he gave a rather unvarnished assessment:

At Ace of Spades HQ, Drew wondered why a guy, normally in Obama’s camp would be so off the reservation:

I’m not sure what the hell Halperin was reacting to but maybe it was just the thin skinned, immature and peevish nature of Obama’s grating personality was too much even for him.

Whatever the reason, he’s been suspended indefinitely by MSNBC and has apologized.

This is why Obama gives so few press conferences. When he is off-prompter, we see more glimpses of his true personality, and the more people see, the more they don’t like. We conservatives aren’t the only ones who have been noticing what a weird bird he is –  That press conference was a debacle.

I can’t help wondering if Halperin read Ace’s assessment of the speech, yesterday, which was very similar to his:

At any rate, you have to feel sorry for the guy — he really looked like he was ready to cry when he apologized after the commercial break. Look at his face:

“Joking aside, this is not a pro-forma apology, this is an absolute apology, heartfelt to the President and to the viewers, I became part of the joke, but that’s no excuse. I made a mistake and I’m sorry and I should not have said it, and as I say I apologize to the President and the viewers who heard me say that.”

I’m wondering, should this be considered just one isolated slip of the tongue, one deviation from the norm of  their slavish devotion, or are many in the MSM finally turning against “the One”?

Just yesterday, I was reading Warner Todd Huston’s piece at Big Journalism: Why Can’t Old Media Learn That Obama Has Contempt for Them?

This week we see the carping emanating from Politico’s On the Media blog. As it happens, Obama stiffed the White House Press Corps once again as far as many reporters are concerned.

The journalists were annoyed that Obama gave a speech in the East Room but treated it under the accepted rules as if it were a speech emanating from the Oval Office. The reason this is a big deal is because the speeches made in the Oval Office are limited press access.

Consequently, Obama limited the press access to this particular speech and excluded many of the journalists from the full press pool for the speech. As the AP complained, “Some reporters complained that this amounted to less access and that there was little chance of distraction in the East Room, the largest room in the building. The White House refused to change the ground rules.”

So, once again we see Obama trying to limit press access as much as possible to the consternation of the press. As I said, though, this has not been the only time the press has whined about access to Obama or how he treated them.

Read on as his lists many more examples of the Obama administration dissing the media.

It could be that the era of  the MSM’s  ‘slobbering love affair’  with Obama is well and truly over.

More excellent commentary from Ace: Official Liberal Funniness Rating: Bill Maher, Extremely Funny When He Calls Sarah Palin a C*** or a T***; Mark Halperin, Not Funny, When He Calls Obama A Dick

I noted a while ago that the press is in a fix here. On one hand, they know, to be considered “serious minded people,” they have to acknowledge the size of the debt problem, and of the demographic bomb we call entitlements. They have been talking up this problem since the 80s, at least.

All serious people know this. Even the liberal twits in the media who don’t really understand this have heard other serious people talking about this and so know this is the serious, thoughtful position to take.

The fix for the media, then, is that their boyfriend Obama is explicitly contradicting what serious people know about our debt crisis, and is behaving like a demagogic toddler about it.

Krauthammer’s  take on Obama’s demagoguery is priceless.


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