The Horrendous Criminal Enterprise Known As The Democrat Party

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Conservative writer Michael Walsh likes to call modern Democrats a Criminal Enterprise masquerading as a political party. The best way to understand them, he once told Rush Limbaugh, “is as the unholy love children of 1930s big-city political/gangster machines and 1960s Alinskyite Communists — now out and proud.”

Sounds about right. They are out and proud – and the beaten down and demoralized Republicans are perpetually in a defensive posture because that’s the only way they know how to respond to the criminally insane psychos who are currently running things. Recall how they reacted when Ted Cruz tried to go on the offense last Fall on the government shutdown. Crouching, trembling fear. “They’ll blame us!!!!” Meanwhile, the Gangster in Chief was shutting down open air national parks and monuments and booting wounded vets from war memorials. They tried to shut down privately owned hotels and museums.

Because they are criminally insane.

Last week, Al Sharpton and fellow Dems in Cincinnati gave a woman who was convicted of voter fraud a hero’s welcome – — at a voter rights rally. 

They are criminally insane.

Dingy Harry rails against private entrepreneurs and philanthropists the Koch Brothers on the Senate floor for a daily two minutes of hate.

He is criminally insane.

The Massachusetts Department of Families And Children (DFC) have kidnapped a sick girl and won’t give her back to her parents because

They are criminally insane.

Why do you think Democrats are trying to use the IRS to silence conservative political speech. You got it:

They are criminally insane.

Here’s this week’s shiny examples of criminally INSANE executive overreach – let us marvel together:

OBAMA SEEKS EXECUTIVE OPTIONS TO AID ILLEGAL ALIENS

President Barack Obama has launched an internal review on how he can provide additional leniency to illegal aliens inside the United States of America, the White House announced on Thursday evening.
Obama “has asked Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to do an inventory of the Department’s current practices to see how it can conduct enforcement more humanely within the confines of the law,” the White House said in a Thursday press release.
Obama’s announcement that he would seek to grant more executive amnesty to illegal aliens came after he met with three Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) members on Thursday — CHC chairman Rep. Ruben Hinojosa and Reps. Luis Gutierrez and Xavier Becerra. Hispanic lawmakers have complained vociferously of late about the number of deportations executed by the Obama administration.
“The president emphasized his deep concern about the pain too many families feel from the separation that comes from our broken immigration system,” the White House said in its readout from the meeting.

29th Obamacare Delay: WH Uses ‘Honor System’ to Extend Deadline

Last month, the Obama administration said it lacked “the statutory authority to extend the open enrollment period” for Obamacare. Moreover, when embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was asked by Rep. Kevin Brady (R-TX) during testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee if she planned to delay the Obamacare enrollment deadline, Sebelius said flatly, “No, sir.”

On Tuesday, however, the White House announced it has decided to extend Obamacare’s open enrollment period another two to three weeks, marking this at least the 29th Obamacare delay. The White House says it plans to use the “honor system” for those wishing to enroll past the March 31 deadline. According to the Washington Post, the Obama White House will “not try to determine whether the person is telling the truth.”

Here’s HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius, a couple weeks ago blatantly lying about their  plans to delay the Individual Mandate.

What else could she be lying about. I don’t know —- everything? 

Breaking: GOP Leaders Say They HAVE PROOF Sebelius Misled Congress & Knows Number of Paid Obamacare Enrollees

It appears Secretary Sebelius was not telling the truth.
House Ways and Means Committee Chair Dave Camp (R-MI) and Congressman Kevin Brady (D-TX) have discovered the administration has been collecting the data, despite telling Congress they do not have the information.
The Hill reported:

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Tuesday saying she had been “evasive and perhaps misleading” in her testimony before the committee earlier this month.

Administration officials have repeatedly said they’re not able to break down enrollees by who has made a payment because they only have access to information about those selecting plans on the HealthCare.gov website, as consumers are expected to pay the insurers directly after enrolling.

Sebelius reiterated that claim in her March 12 testimony to the House panel.

But Reps. Camp (R-Mich.) and Kevin Brady (R-Tex.) say they have uncovered “new evidence” that “strongly suggests that the administration knows who has enrolled and paid their first month’s premium.”

One day story – tops.

Ever wonder how the Regime manages to stonewall everything until no one remembers or cares about the scandal anymore? Remember how Obama told Bill O’Reilly in calming dulcet tones  that there had been hearings on all of  those  “phony scandals”  (as he calls them.) They’ve all been litigated. There ain’t nothing there, sucka.

ORLY? In every case, those hearings had been stonewalled by his Regime. And he knows it.

ONE MORE REASON WHY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION IS THE LEAST TRANSPARENT EVER

The Obama administration has a standard response to all scandals: it stonewalls. Getting information from the administration is like pulling teeth, only slower. Document requests and subpoenas go unanswered, or inadequately answered, for years.

So far Obama’s stonewall strategy has worked quite well. After a year or two, a scandal is treated as old news, even though the administration has never produced the information that would allow Congressional committees, reporters or the public to evaluate it. If the administration stalls long enough, it wins.

In perfecting the art of the stall, Obama has done something that has been tried by no previous president: he has put the White House into the loop when federal agencies respond to subpoenas and Freedom of Information Act requests. A group called Cause of Action has uncovered an April 15, 2009 memo by White House Counsel Greg Craig that lays out the administration’s unprecedented stonewall strategy. Craig’s memo went to every executive department and federal agency. You can read it here. The memo says, in part:

This is a reminder that executive agencies should consult with the White House Counsel’s Office on all document requests that may involve documents with White House equities. …

This need to consult with the White House arises with respect to all types of document requests, including Congressional committee requests, GAO requests, judicial subpoenas, and FOIA requests. And it applies to all documents and records, whether in oral, paper, or electronic form, that relate to communications to and from the White House, including preparations for such communications.

The phrase “White House equities” is undefined. It is not a legal term; it cannot be found in the Freedom of Information Act. Apparently a document has “White House equities” if it potentially could embarrass the Obama administration.

Shocker: After First Claiming to be Ready to Comply With Congressional Demands for Lois Lerner’s Emails, IRS Now Says It Will Delay Releasing Them… Until After the 2014 Elections

That’s Ace being snarky. (It’s not a shocker at all — these people are criminally insane.)

OUT: A healthy democracy requires a responsive government and a well-informed citizenry

IN: Go F*ck Yourself Peons

They claim that it will take too long to review and redact so many documents.

Apparently Republicans shot back that they should prioritize this, and assign more personnel to the task, if that’s what it takes.

Democrats, meanwhile, chose to question the propriety of investigating alleged government harassment of citizens at all.

HARRY REID TO RETURN CAMPAIGN FUNDS PAID TO GRANDDAUGHTER FOR ‘HOLIDAY GIFTS’

Forced by the Federal Election Commission to explain where $17,000 from his campaign went, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid acknowledged giving the money to his granddaughter for “holiday gifts” in late 2013, and finally reimbursed the money to his campaign. The FEC sent the treasurer for Friends of Harry Reid a letter asserting that the treasurer “must include a brief statement or description … to clarify the following description: ‘holiday gifts.’” Reid’s campaign operation had listed the “holiday gifts” as two separate payments to Ryan Elisabeth of Berkley, Calif., on Oct. 23, 2013. One payment amounted to $5,416.93; the other was $11,370.00.

Harry Reid’s FEC Whoopsie Not His First

No! Could he be……insane?

You’ll be shocked to learn that this is not Reid’s first run-in with the FEC. In 2006, Reid used campaign funds to pay out bonuses to the staff at the Ritz-Carlton where he resides in Washington, D.C. (It is illegal under federal election law to use campaign funds for personal use.) Here’s an Associated Press story that contains additional examples of Reid’s general shadiness:

Questioned about the campaign expenditures by The Associated Press, Reid’s office said Monday his lawyers had approved them but he nonetheless was personally reimbursing his campaign for the $3,300 he had directed to the staff holiday fund at his residence. His office said he got the money to buy the Ritz condo from an earlier house sale.

Reid also announced he was amending his ethics reports to Congress to more fully account for a Las Vegas land deal — highlighted in an AP story last week — that allowed him to collect $1.1 million in 2004 for property he hadn’t personally owned in three years.

In that matter, the senator hadn’t disclosed to Congress that he first sold land to a friend’s limited liability company back in 2001 and took an ownership stake in the company. He collected the seven-figure payout when the company sold the land again in 2004 to others.

Reid portrayed the 2004 sale as a personal sale of land, not mentioning the company’s ownership or its role in the sale.

Meanwhile, Reid continues to attack libertarian philanthropists Charles and David Koch for allegedly using their wealth and status to enrich themselves and those around them. Keep it up, Harry!

BOMBSHELL IN WAPO/KEYSTONE SCANDAL: DID THE POST COORDINATE WITH CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS?

Collusion of the criminally insane with the criminally insane.

A major development occurred today in the scandal surrounding the Washington Post’s attempt to advance Democratic Party talking points by falsely linking Koch Industries to the Keystone Pipeline. In the unlikely event that you are not already familiar with the story, you should begin by reading this post and this one, as well as the one from last October where I dismantled the International Forum on Globalization report that was the basis for the Washington Post’s story of March 20.

The facts, very briefly, are these: Koch Industries has no interest in the Keystone Pipeline; it has not lobbied in favor of the pipeline; if the pipeline is built, Koch will make no use of it to ship oil from Alberta or anywhere else; and construction of Keystone would actually damage Koch’s economic interests by raising the price of midwestern oil that flows to Koch’s Pine Bend refinery. The reporters who wrote the Post article that tried to portray Koch as the driving force behind the Keystone pipeline, Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson, did not dispute any of these facts.

After my first post appeared, Eilperin and Mufson tried halfheartedly to respond to it. They posed the question, why did they write the article, given all of the facts that Power Line pointed out? Their answer was: “[I]ssues surrounding the Koch brothers’ political and business interests will stir and inflame public debate in this election year.” So their intention in writing the article was explicitly political.

But it may have been even more political, and more nakedly partisan, than we suspected. Today Democratic Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and Democratic Congressman Henry Waxman wrote a letter to David Robertson, President and COO of Koch Industries. The Democrats’ letter was premised almost entirely on the Washington Post’s discredited article; it repeatedly footnoted that article and the IFG report on which the Post story was based. The two Democrats concluded by requesting that Koch answer questions and produce a long series of documents relating in various ways to the Keystone pipeline.

The Democrats’ letter raises an obvious question: did the Washington Post publish its article attempting to link Koch to Keystone at the request of Whitehouse and/or Waxman, or at the request of other Democrats who were coordinating with Whitehouse and Waxman? Given the blatantly political purpose to which the Post’s article has now been put, it is reasonable to inquire into its genesis: was it a Democratic Party plant from the start?

I keep wondering when and if  the public at large will ever wise up to how dirty, rotten, nasty and corrupt the modern Democrat party has become. Never-mind the fact that as a party they’ve veered so far to the left in recent years that they are in virtually indistinguishable from the Communist Party USA.  Lot’s of Democrats don’t have a problem with that, I guess.

But don’t they even care that their party is criminally INSANE?

 UPDATE:

Ed Driscoll was on the same wavelength as me, last night. I swear I wasn’t copying him: ‘A Criminal Organization Masquerading as a Political Party’

“Think of the Democratic Party as what it really is: a criminal organization masquerading as a political party,” my friend and fellow PJM columnist Michael Walsh wrote in 2009 in the guise of his leftwing alter-ego, David Kahane.

Certainly, at a minimum it’s safe to say that Democrats were rather active on the nation’s police blotters today. Since this is one narrative the MSM will never assemble (as they’re in on the fun), it’s up to the Blogosphere — so here we go.

“BREAKING: Anti-Gun CA Senator Leland Yee Charged With Gun Running,” reports The Truth About Guns:

It what would surely place his likeness prominently on the Mt. Rushmore of hypocrisy if the allegations are proven in a court of law, famously anti-gun California state Senator Leland Yee has been charged with, in addition to bribery and public corruption…yes…gun running. Specifically conspiring with known organized crime lord Kwok Cheung “Shrimp Boy” Chow to illegally import firearms and sell them without a license . . .

The affidavit charges that the $2 million worth of weapons to have been secreted into the country from the Philippines included rocket launchers and machine guns, some of which Yee himself had fired while on Mindanao. A portion of the weapons Yee conspired to bring into the U.S. through New Jersey were to have been forwarded on to North Africa via Sicily.

Of course there’s more, as I noted in my previous post - yesterday was a banner day for the criminal enterprise masquerading as the Democrat party.

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Liberty’s Torch: Our Time Is Up:

I really do hate to be the one to tell you, Gentle Reader, but, as my favorite fictional protagonist once said, we’re in the deepest of deep shit and sinking fast. Liberty and justice are no longer reliable conditions of American life, evende facto.

Each and every American lives under the threat of the sort of random oppression the Hartes experienced. Anyone of a conservative or libertarian inclination who dares to make his views public is vulnerable to the sort of assault Tyler Cowen experienced. Ordinary passers-by on public streets must go in fear of “knockout game” gangs, about which the police seem disinclined to concern themselves. Businesses of any size that don’t kowtow to unions are constantly watchful for “union representatives,” who are protected from prosecution under federal law for anything they might do “in furtherance of union objectives.” The IRS seeks the power to discriminate among advocacy groups on the basis of their political stances, while its top man has defied Congress’s demand for the evidence that it’s already done so. The EPA is about to rule that your backyard is a “federally protected wetland,” because it’s damp for a day or so after a rainstorm. ObamaCare has proved to be a “law” written in water, for whose failure its principal promoter and his co-partisans seek to evade all responsibility. Meanwhile, scores of politicians — “our representatives,” remember? — are going down on charges that range from bribery to conspiracy to violate the firearms importation laws.

Jim Geraghty, NRO’s Campaign Spot: Unruly Progressives:

Shortly after Barack Obama rose to the presidency, the Right became fascinated by Saul Alinsky, and in particular by the philosopher and community organizer’s “Rules for Radicals.” Many on the right focused their attention on Alinsky’s Fourth Rule: “Make opponents live up to their own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity.”

The strategy of “making them live up to their own book of rules” is frequently mentioned and discussed these days at Breitbart.comInstapunditAce of Spades, and just about every other conservative website and blog.

James O’Keefe, the activist and journalist behind the famous ACORN videos,articulated the approach directly: “The Left doesn’t care about the laws or the rules. They are hypocrites, and the only way to win is to make them live up to their book of rules. I have found that the only thing they care about is racism, sexism and exploitation.”

Not to take away from O’Keefe’s work, which generates must-watch videos and scandal-inspired resignations with metronomic regularity, but there may be a flaw in this strategy. Ultimately, not that many liberals care whether their brethren are following their own book of rules. They’ve demonstrated a remarkable acceptance for one another’s hypocrisy.

Erick Erickson, Red State: Matthew Yglesias is Juice Vox Media’s Village Idiot and Liar-in-Chief:

More importantly, Matthew Yglesias believes it is okay for liberals to lie in debates. He claimed “Fighting dishonesty with dishonesty is sometimes the right thing for advocates to do”. After all, according to Yglesias, Republicans are bad people; there are few if any conservatives he respects; and liberals aren’t condescending enough to conservatives who make stupid arguments no matter how smart they are.

So it’s okay to lie.

Which brings us to his video at the JuiceVox Media website. He tries to explain the National Debt and out of the gate beings with a lie. He claims the national debt is $5 trillion less than the U.S. Treasury says it is.

Then he uses deficit and debt interchangeably.

Then he claims the U.S. Government can never run out of money.

He goes through all of this to conclude that the national debt, which he understated, is just not anything to worry about.

This isn’t education. It is not explaining. It is left-wing propaganda. It is also sponsored by General Electric. Why is General Electric sponsoring left-wing propaganda?

Perhaps they don’t know. After all, Yglesias himself says it is okay for the left to lie in order to win an argument.

And they all practice this left-wing version of Muslim  taqiyya.  Why? Because they’re criminally insane, silly.

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Neil Cavuto had a little pep talk for the Stupid Party – Get off your Grand Old Ass:

Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!

 

Obama’s Gangster Government Intimidating Health Insurance Companies Into Silence (Video)

B1_obama_care_AH_s640x857Image via The Washington Times

Via Ace:

So here is the game: the White House wrote regulations to insure that the maximum number of people were terminated from their old policies, thus intentionally breaking its oft-made promise.

The White House and Democrats now wish to claim it’s the insurance companies who are doing this.

And the insurance companies are being told to shut up and take it — or else….

And since the US government is now their largest insurance customer, they have to take it. “The customer is always right.”

How did they not see this coming???

Why did they agree to play ball with him in the first place? Didn’t they realize they were sealing their own doom?

The intimidation campaign began soon after “Obama’s signature legislation” was signed into law, as Michelle Malkin chronicled in her post, The thuggery of Obamacare Czarina Kathleen Sebelius.

U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius is allergic to the truth. She is the ruthless enforcer of Obamacare’s Jenga tower of lies upon lies upon lies. Now that this fatally flawed government edifice is collapsing, you can expect Sebelius to do what she has done her entire career: blame, bully and pile on more lies.

Three years ago, when insurers and other companies had the audacity to expose Obamacare’s damage to their customers and workers, Sebelius brought out her brass knuckles. Remember? As I reported at the time, the White House coordinated a demonization campaign against Anthem Blue Cross in California for raising rates because of the new mandate’s costs. Obama singled out the company in a “60 Minutes” interview, and Sebelius sent a nasty-gram demanding that Anthem “justify” its rate hikes to the federal government.

A private company trying to survive in the marketplace was forced to “explain” itself to federal bureaucrats and career politicians who have never run a business (successful or otherwise) in their lives. Sebelius went even further. She called on Anthem to provide public disclosure of how the rate increases would be spent — a mandate that no other private companies must follow.

In an even more heavy-handed effort to suppress criticism, Sebelius wrote America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the national association of health insurers, “calling on their members to stop using scare tactics and misinformation to falsely blame premium increases for 2011 on the patient protections in the Affordable Care Act.” The threatening cease-and-desist letter commanded: “I urge you to inform your members that there will be zero tolerance for this type of misinformation and unjustified rate increases. … Simply stated, we will not stand idly by as insurers blame their premium hikes and increased profits on the requirement that they provide consumers with basic protections.”

And of course, the type of thuggery Sebelius has been engaged in is par for the course in Obama’s Gangster government.

SEE ALSO:

Human Events: Obama tells insurance companies to shut up, if they know what’s good for them

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The Regime’s Efforts To Silence Whistleblowers And Intimidate Reporters Have Been Historic

Obama and Jarrett Seizing Power of the Purse From Congress

Due to Obama’s hardline “no-negotiations” stance, Republicans have been forced to negotiate with themselves notes Seton Motley at PJ Media:

We are into Week Three of the 17% federal government slowdown.  (If 83% of the nearly $4-trillion-a-year Leviathan is still open, it isn’t a shutdown.)

There is so little (to no) damage done by this, President Barack Obama has been creating as much artificial pain as possible.  Often illegally – and routinely absurdly.  His ridiculous attempted closures of open-air monuments andopen oceans have cost the National Park Service $76 million a day – in addition to being capricious and obnoxious.

Before we even got to to the slowdown, House Republicans passed a bill funding every nook and cranny of the gi-normous government save for the incredibly effective and popular ObamaCare – the Democrats wouldn’t budge.

On both the slowdown and the debt ceiling, the President has throughout flatly stated “I will not negotiate.

If the guys and gals on the other side of the aisle won’t sit down at the other side of the negotiating table – that’s their failing, not yours.  Negotiation isn’t a one-way street.  Republicans – having no one else with whom to negotiate – have for weeks been one-way-street negotiating with themselves.

According to author, Ed Klein, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett orchestrated Obama’s strategies in the government shutdown.

The New York Post reported that Ms. Jarrett held several late-night sessions with Mr. Obama at his residence and from there came the strategy of “no negotiation,” Mr. Klein believes.

The latest on the debt ceiling negotiations via The National Journal show outmaneuvered Republicans with no cards left to play. Beaten and humiliated they are.

Speaker John Boehner is considering letting the House take the initial vote Wednesday on a Senate-prepared bill to lift the debt ceiling and restart funding for the shuttered federal government–apparently even if House conservatives object.

If they do object, it would mean Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and her House Democrats could become critical to its passage.

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According to the aide, Boehner and the House would act first on Wednesday on a bill put together overnight in the Senate, will extend the debt limit until Feb. 7, and include a continuing resolution until Jan. 15, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.

Needless to say, this is the unconditional surrender Chi(town)Coms Obama and Jarrett played hardball to achieve.   House Republicans are throwing in the towel.

Erick Erickson writes at Red State:

They’ll merge their ideas with Mitch McConnell’s ideas. The result will be a funded government, raised debt ceiling, and nothing done with Obamacare.

Throughout this fight, Harry Reid has outsmarted Mitch McConnell. Repeatedly, Reid used the Senate’s rules to toss aside numerous proposals from the House while McConnell looked on not knowing how to fight back.

Reid knows how to beat McConnell. If Reid fights hard, McConnell backs down and tries to blame others. McConnell’s lieutenants attack Ted Cruz so “the Leader” can deflect from his own legislative impotence. And he continually is one step behind Reid in his knowledge of how to use the Senate’s complicated rules to win a fight.

You will see no defunding of Obamacare because Republicans are giving up.

You will see no delaying of the individual mandate, even though the Obama Administration cannot fix the website. Republicans have given up this.

The deal would also include a Dec. 15 deadline for a budget conference report, as well as an anti-fraud provision designed to verify income for those who receive subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.

Actually – you will see a delaying of the individual mandate. But it will come later – and it will be Obama’s idea. He is a Chicago thug who is hellbent on riding over his political enemies. He doesn’t just want to beat them – he wants to humiliate them – the country be damned. But yeah – it will have to be delayed. Their damn website doesn’t work and nobody knows when it will be fixed. So Obama will be a hero and delay the individual mandate on his own terms.

Mark Levin argues that what Obama is doing is seizing the power of the purse from Congress and taking away their ability to control funding in the government.

In essence, this has been a coup by the Executive to limit the power of all other branches so that there are no checks and balances. Obama will set spending levels and veto any bills that fall short of his demands as he threatens to single handedly push the nation into a default.

Big Government: CONGRESSMAN: ‘CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS’ IF GOP CAVES ON DEBT CEILING:

GOP lawmaker says that if his party’s leadership gives in to Obama, they will have forever altered the checks and balances of the U.S. federal government.

On the House floor on Monday, Rep. Tom McClintock (R-CA) argued that President Barack Obama’s activities during the government shutdown over Obamacare are a sign to him that Obama would act nefariously to attack the full faith and credit of the United States of America by taking the country into a default in a debt ceiling crisis if the president does not get everything he wants in negotiations.

“Given the ruthless and vindictive way the shutdown has been handled, I now believe that this president would willfully act to destroy the full faith and credit of the United States unless the Congress acquiesces to all of his demands, at least as long as he sees political advantage in doing so,” McClintock said in a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives. “If the Republicans acquiesce, immediate crisis will quickly vanish, credit markets will calm and public life will return to other matters. But a fundamental element of our Constitution will have been destroyed. The power of the purse will have shifted from the representatives of the people to the executive. The executive bureaucracies will be freed to churn out ever more outlandish regulations with no effective congressional review or check through the purse. A perilous era will have begun in which the president sets spending levels and vetoes any bill falling short of his demands. Whenever a deadline approaches, one house can simply refuse to negotiate with the other until Congress is faced with the Hobson’s choice of a shutdown or a default. The nation’s spending will again dangerously accelerate. The deficit will rapidly widen. And the economic prosperity of the nation will continue to slowly bleed away.”

Here’s McClintock’s full speech on the House floor, yesterday.

Text of McClintock’s speech is here.

SEE ALSO: 

The Hayride: FANTASTIC: Rep. Tom McClintock On The Debt Limit And The Constitution :

This summarizes a good deal of what we’ve been saying here at the Hayride for a while now. Namely, that a sovereign default as a result of hitting the debt limit would not only be a choice by the Obama administration, but an unconstitutional choice and an impeachable offense. McClintock doesn’t use the word impeachment, but he sure does a good job of explaining what this country faces. Particularly his assessment of where the GOP went wrong in its assumptions by choosing to fight on Obamacare…

White House Official: Obama Would Rather Default Than Sit Down And Negotiate With Republicans

Well, we’re entering some dangerous territory here, alright. Obama is using his and his supporters’ contempt for the Republican party to allow him to send the economy into a tailspin. He wants this – not only because he thinks he can blame the Republicans….he just wants this.

Via The Hill:

Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said Monday that President Obama is putting the economy at risk by refusing to negotiate with Republicans over spending and the debt ceiling.

“The president’s refusal to negotiate is hurting our economy and putting our country at risk,” Boehner said on the House floor.

Boehner expressed disbelief at reports that Obama would rather see a debt default than talk to Republicans.

“This morning, a senior White House official this morning said that the president would rather default than to sit down and negotiate,” he said. “Really?”

“The American people expect when their leaders have differences, and we’re in a time of crisis, that we’ll sit down and at least have a conversation,” he added. “Really, Mr. President, it’s time to have that conversation before our economy is put further at risk.”Boehner rarely speaks on the House floor, but this was his third appearance in the last week. It also follows a Sunday appearance on ABC’s “This Week” in which he insisted he would not agree to bring a “clean” debt ceiling hike to the floor, and argued it would not pass.

UPDATE:

Here is Boehner’s speech on the House floor: POTUS Would Rather Default Than Negotiate:

The GOP conference released this video to illustrate the unreasonable position of the White House.

Today, Jay Carney lashed out at ABC’s Jonathan Karl for asking a question about the debt ceiling:

Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!

Reid: Why Would We Want To Pass A Bill To Help Children With Cancer? (Video)

More stunningly bad optics for the Dems. When asked by Dana Bash at CNN why he isn’t willing to help even one child who has cancer, Reid responded “Why would we want to do that?”

BASH: But if you can help one child with cancer, why wouldn’t you do it?

REID: Why would we want to do that? I have 1100 people at Nellis Air Force Base sitting home. They have problems of their own.

Reid then attacked Bash’s intelligence, “For someone of your intelligence to suggest such a thing is irresponsible.”

Video via NRSC Blog:

What?!

We need more of this. We need more Obama, Reid, and Pelosi in front of the cameras showing us who they really are. They are our best weapon right now.

#RetireReid

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NRSC: Are All Memorials Closed To Veterans?

Via The Daily Caller: 

Appearing before the memorial, hours after World War II veterans passed through the Park Service’s barricade, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus announced that the committee has put aside enough money to hire 5 full-time security personnel for the next 30 days to keep the memorial open.

“Make no mistake, it was the Obama administration’s choice to barricade this memorial and it was their choice to lock out veterans across this country,” Preibus said.

Jim Geraghty, Campaign Spot: How the Park Service Is Enforcing the Shutdown on the Mall Today

Obama’s MLK Speech in 2002 Questioned Dr. King’s Philosophy of Nonviolence (Video)

On the 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have A Dream” speech, the president gave a speech that lauded the civil rights leader’s commitment to nonviolence.

“Many had gone to segregated schools and sat at segregated lunch counters, had lived in towns where they couldn’t vote, in cities where their votes didn’t matter. There were couples in love who couldn’t marry, soldiers who fought for freedom abroad that they found denied to them at home. They had seen loved ones beaten and children fire- hosed. And they had every reason to lash out in anger or resign themselves to a bitter fate.

And yet they chose a different path. In the face of hatred, they prayed for their tormentors. In the face of violence, they stood up and sat in with the moral force of nonviolence. Willingly, they went to jail to protest unjust laws, their cells swelling with the sound of freedom songs. A lifetime of indignities had taught them that no man can take away the dignity and grace that God grants us. They had learned through hard experience what Frederick Douglas once taught: that freedom is not given; it must be won through struggle and discipline, persistence and faith.”

But just eleven years ago, as an Illinois State Senator, Obama had a very different message. In a speech at a church in Chicago on Martin Luther King Day, he openly questioned MLK’s philosophy of nonviolence, which he suggested only made sense in a society in which the powerful had been brought down a peg. He suggested that the powerful’s lack of empathy undermined the notion that those without power should remain nonviolent.

The video was unearthed by Verum Serum’s Morgen Richmond, last year and posted at  Patterico’s on Oct. 3:

The philosophy of nonviolence only makes sense if the powerful can be made to recognize themselves in the powerless. It only makes sense if the powerless can be made to recognize themselves in the powerful. You know, the principle of empathy gives broader meaning, by the way, to Dr. King’s philosophy of nonviolence. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but rich people are all for nonviolence. Why wouldn’t they be? They’ve got what they want. They want to make sure people don’t take their stuff.But the principle of empathy recognizes that there are more subtle forms of violence to which we are answerable. The spirit of empathy condemns not only the use of firehoses and attack dogs to keep people down but also accountants and tax loopholes to keep people down. I’m not saying that what Enron executives did to their employees is the moral equivalent of what Bull Connor did to black folks, but I’ll tell you what, the employees at Enron feel violated. When a company town sees its plant closing because some distant executives made some decision despite the wage concessions, despite the tax breaks, and they see their entire economy collapsing, they feel violence . . .

Chilling, considering the explosion of black on white violence that has taken place since Obama was elected. One violent  St. Louis gang even named themselves after the president.

There are four felony counts of first-degree assault, four felony counts of armed criminal action and two felonies for allegedly firing a gun from a vehicle and hitting people pending against a St. Louis suspect whom police identified as a member of the “Obama Boyz” gang.

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Erik Rush, author of “Negrophilia: From slave block to pedestal – America’s racial obsession,” told WND it “shouldn’t be particularly surprising that a subculture of young, angry black men is proliferating under President Obama.”

“While his tone when addressing matters of race and racial tension is usually measured and compassionate, his rhetoric is what I call ‘artfully divisive,’” Rush said. “It legitimizes and reinforces all of the worst beliefs of propagandized blacks, as well as the more militant and radical worldview of those who subscribe to same. His administration has also labored furtively but very effectively to heighten racial tension, I submit in order to precipitate civil unrest and thereby advance its communist agenda.”

In 1980, as a student at Occidental College and member of the Democrat Socialist Alliance, Obama believed a violent Communist revolution was needed in America, and it would take Marxists like him to guide the process along.

Fellow Marxist (now conservative) Dr. John Drew describes him as “a garden variety Marxist-Leninist. He and Boss and his sophomore year roommate, Hasan Chandoo, believed that social forces were creating an inevitable Communist revolution in the U.S. and that it was important to have a highly trained elite of educated leaders guide this revolutionary process and oversee it once the revolution took place.”

Asked by Jamie Glazov of FrontPage Magazine, “what did Obama say that made you think he was a Marxist?” Drew responded:

I only remember bits and fragments of the actual conversation. I remember that Obama reacted negatively to my suggestion that it was wrong to ever expect a Communist revolution in the U.S. given the experience of Western Europe. I definitely remember him taking about the need to prepare ourselves and the people for the coming Communist revolution. I remember that he was particularly good at arguing the perspective of Frantz Fanon’s anti-colonial revolutionary thought. I had read Fanon, but his writing was not authoritative to me the way it seemed to be for Boss and Obama.

FP: Tell us why this is significant today.

Drew: I think it is significant, in part, because it helps demonstrate the impact that Frank Marshall Davis had on young Obama. It was very unusual for such a young student at Occidental College to be such an intense believer in Marxist ideology. It turns out Obama last met with Davis only about four months prior to Obama first meeting with me.

Obama has never demonstrated in word or deed  that he ever converted from Marxist to capitalist.

MLK DAY News Round-Up:

The Conversation: DHS Knew About Racist Employee’s Activities Since 2010:

Irritated Genie released a new audio clip Tuesday in which he claims that his supervisors were aware of his outside activities since December 2010. According to Genie, whose real name is Ayo Kimathi, his employers found out about his beliefs when his real name was outed on a podcast. Kimathi was encouraged to stick it out by someone who said the government wouldn’t act. It seems this person was right as no action was taken against Kimathi until recently when someone he works with went to the media with the story.

At this point is it unreasonable to assume that if the Kimathi’s virulently racist activities were allowed to continue, they were condoned?

Weasel Zippers: Poll: Americans Who Say Race Relations Are Good Down A Massive 27 Points Since Obama Was Elected, Drops From 79% To 52%…

The left’s non-stop race baiting is taking a toll.

Via NBC News:

Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. declared his desire for a more colorblind America in his stirring “I have a dream” speech.

“I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character,” he said in one of his most memorable lines.

But five decades after the March on Washington, just a bare majority of Americans – and fewer than one-in-five African Americans – believe that dream has been realized.

What’s more, the percentage of Americans who think race relations in the country are good has declined considerably since President Barack Obama – the nation’s first black president – took office in 2009.

Red Alert Politics: Nation’s only black Senator not invited to speak at March on Washington:

Noticeably absent from the speaker line-up at the Let Freedom Ring event commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington today: the nation’s only black Senator, Tim Scott.

Scott, a Republican Representative appointed by S.C. Governor Nikki Haley earlier this year to fill former Sen. Jim DeMint’s seat in the U.S. Senate after he retired, was not invited to participate in the historic event, a spokesperson for the Senator confirmed to Red Alert Politics in an email.

The American Thinker: Peaceful George… Another Son of Obama:

The police say Jorge approached the white senior and demanded that he leave the park, telling the old guy that, “He shouldn’t be in his park where young black kids are playing.” When the obstinate old coot stood his ground, he promptly got pounded into it by Jorge who reportedly smacked the surly septuagenarian several times in the face knocking him to the ground, according to multiple witnesses. Jorge then allegedly threatened to go get a gun, a witness reported.

Jorge, demonstrating the usual mental acuity of a Son of Obama, hung around following the assault and only jack-rabbited when the police arrived. When he was apprehended he was reportedly well-prepared for further martial engagement. Police confiscated a 9mm Sig Sauer P239, a magazine containing five hollow-point rounds, a set of brass knuckles, and two voter registration cards in his name. It would seem all those draconian gun control laws they have in Connecticut really made an impression on Citizen Jorge, who is a convicted felon pending trial on charges of illegal possession of a firearm in a vehicle and numerous drug violations. Yep, those strict gun laws really work, don’t they?

Colin Flaherty: Black mob pounces on woman: ‘Shut up white [bleep!]‘

The black mob attack happened Sunday as Slepski pulled up to a stop sign in the black part of Pittsburgh.

Channel 11 News in Pittsburgh picks up the story:

Slepski was savagely beaten after the girls threw a bottle at her car on Concord Street and she stopped to confront them.

“I was mad. I knew they were younger. I thought they were in their early 20s. I got out and said, ‘What is your problem?’” Slepski said.

All four African-American girls then called her names before getting physically violent.

“They yelled, ‘Shut up white [expletive].’ The other said, ‘Get that white [expletive],’” Slepski said.

Slepski said she tried to get back into her car but the girls grabbed her by the hair.

“The one punched me in the head and I was on a set of concrete steps and my head hit the concrete so hard,” said Slepski. “Then they all got on top of me and all their hands were in my hair. They kept telling each other to, ‘Kick her in the head. Kick her head in the concrete.’”

J Christian Adams PJ Media: ‘White Bitch’ Brutally Beaten in Pittsburgh, Paging Eric Holder:

So where is Eric Holder? Where is Jocelyn Samuels (jocelyn.samuels@usdoj.gov), the replacement for Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez who could prosecute this crime under federal civil rights laws?

Remember those? Those are the ones Eric Holder made a point to mention at the NAACP convention in Orlando, blustering that he might prosecute the acquitted George Zimmerman.

Well here’s an easy case, Eric. It won’t be too hard to prove a violation of 18 USC 249 or 18 USC 245 in this context. No outrageous self-defense defenses here.

But like in all the other similar cases you refuse to prosecute, the victim here wasn’t one of “your people.”

Weasel Zippers: Speaker At MLK Anniversary Compares Supreme Court Justices To The KKK…

Via Tony Lee:

[M]elanie Campbell, the president of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, said though black Americans are not threatened by biting dogs and KKK members in white hoods, the “dogs are still biting in other ways” and there is still “racism and inequality.”

The Hayride: Marc Morial’s Awful March On Washington Speech:

Who thinks the crooked, debauched ex-mayor of New Orleans is qualified to lead a “new” civil rights movement? Who thinks you gain the moral high ground by spewing invective equating white sheets with white button-down shirts…when you yourself are wearing one? -

Gateway Pundit: ‘Dishonoring The Dream’ Through T-Shirt Image Equating Trayvon Martin And MLK

As LegalInsurrection notes: “The depth to which the ‘civil rights’ movement has fallen in one image.”

 

 

Thug Tries The Knockout Game With An Armed Man in Lansing, MI – Gets Popped In The Leg

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A new version of the Knockout Game that involved a stun gun didn’t work out too well for the  Lansing, Mich. thug who had planned to use it on his next victim.  Instead of punching the victim in the face, he used a taser  — a KL-800 Type Stun Gun capable of generating 1.8 million volts. But the intended victim had other ideas.

The assailants had scouted the site, the victim and even practiced firing the taser. But then it all went wrong. Or right.

When Marvell Weaver jammed the taser into the ribs of the still unidentified man and pulled the trigger, it jammed. The target pulled out his .40 caliber Smith and Wesson and shot  Weaver as he tried to escape to the getaway van where two of his accomplices waited.

According to MLive.com:

Weaver ran, sat down across the street, his leg going numb, bleeding. Pleading.

“‘I’m sorry, please don’t kill me, I don’t know why I did that, I’m high you know, I just wanna go home,’” the teen told the man who had just shot him.

He lived. This happened in May, while the intended victim was picking up his child at a school bus stop. The story came out this week.

According to author Colin Flaherty, the knockout “game” is not random.

It is a very racially charged “game” with very strong criteria for “target” selection.

There are many, many reasons for “target” selection beyond “than they are there.” There is the inherent hatred of the participants along with their boredom and restlessness, accompanied by a “they got and I don’t, so what does it matter if I hurt them” mentality.

In St. Louis alone, a judge said one person was responsible for 300 episodes of the Knockout Game. In Oklahoma, an accused killer of the Australian college student Chris Lane tweeted that he was “playing golf” and hitting “woods” prior to the murder earlier this month. Woods is short for “peckerwoods:” White people. The Knockout Game.

More at WND:

The Knockout Game is documented in Flaherty’s book, “White Girl Bleed a Lot:  Many of the examples are on video, which readers of the new edition can see by scanning a QR code as they read about it in the book.

Frontpage Magazine’s Jamie Glazov Interviewed Colin Flaherty, an award-winning writer whose work has appeared in more than 1000 new sites around the world, including the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and others.

His story about a black man unjustly convicted of trying to kill his white girlfriend was featured in the Los Angeles Times and on Court TV and resulted in the release of Kelvin Wiley from state prison. He is a former ghost writer for a Chairman of the US Commission on Civil Rights and author of White Girl Bleed a Lot: The Return of Racial Violence and How the Media Ignore It.

Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!

Liberal Compassion at 20 Weeks

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#StandWithWendy

Yesterday, something very “special” happened in Texas, according to our own president.

He was showing his support for Texas state senator Wendy Davis, who Yesterday, executed a one-woman filibuster to block a GOP-led effort to ban women from aborting their babies at 20 weeks.

Commentary’s Bethany Mandel refuted the moral bankruptcy of #StandWithWendy with one devastating tweet:

But the pro aborts are shameless and soon #StandWithWendy morphed into #TexasSpring (Which should be read #LateTermAbortionSpring or #GosnellSpring)

Because by now, we all know that anything with #Spring attached to it is not going to end well, right? Obama’s “Special” forces accomplished just what the Community Organizer in Chief had in mind.

Via Twitchy: Midnight chaos: Screaming pro-abortion mob disrupts Texas state legislature vote on SB 5

#TexasSpring: Morally bankrupt mob declares abortion screamfest the new Arab Spring:

The unruly pro-abortion mob that supported Texas lawmaker Wendy Davis’s filibuster of S.B. 5 with out-of-control, screaming tantrums? Just kicking off the new Arab Spring.

Shameless pro-aborts took to Twitter to celebrate the #TexasSpring ushered in by undemocratic mob rule that disrupted the Texas Senate session and delayed the vote until after the midnight deadline. Late-term abortion on demand, more Kermit Gosnells, unsafe abortion facilities? A victory for human rights (unless you’re an unborn human, natch).

These are the oh-so-brave freedom fighters dead set on preventing the legislature from placing restrictions on abortions after 20 weeks.

dead set”. No pun intended, I’m sure.

UPDATE:

A pro-life group responds.

Americans United for Life Says Texas Women Less Safe as a Result of Anti-Life Filibuster:

“Though pro-life leaders were not successful early this morning, we know that abortion harms women and girls, as well as unborn infants, and we see a growing consensus across the country that abortions late in pregnancy are especially harmful to women,” said AUL’s Dr. Charmaine Yoest.

WASHINGTON, D.C. (06-26-13) – Americans United for Life President and CEO, Dr. Charmaine Yoest, commended members of the Texas Senate “for attempting to protect the lives and health of women and girls routinely victimized by a profit-hungry abortion industry, but sadly a large, well-funded, and powerful anti-woman coalition worked to block these much needed legal protections.”

While the Texas House passed the measure, Texas Senators were unsuccessful in overcoming a Democrat Party-led filibuster of Senate Bill 5 that would have limited abortions after 20 weeks, required that abortions take place in facilities regulated like other out-patient surgical facilities, and by physicians who had admitting privileges at local hospitals. The bill also included AUL model legislation regulating the provision of abortion-inducing drugs such as RU-486, requiring that FDA-approved protocols be followed. At this point, the measure cannot be reconsidered in Texas until 2015 when the legislature reconvenes.

“Governor Rick Perry, members of the Texas House, and GOP leaders in the Senate should be commended for advancing this cutting-edge, protective legislation,” said Dr. Yoest.  “Though pro-life leaders were not successful early this morning, we know that abortion harms women and girls, as well as unborn infants, and we see a growing consensus across the country that abortions late in pregnancy are especially harmful to women.”

“Since the trial of ‘house of horrors’ Philadelphia abortionist Kermit Gosnell, the nation has focused on what all too often takes place behind the closed doors of abortion clinics across America,” said Dr. Yoest. “The time is now to save lives and protect women from an unregulated, unmonitored, and unaccountable abortion industry.”

For more information on the health risks of abortion, click here.

Video: The Human Cost of the IRS Scandal + the 10 Questions The Regime Must Answer

In this Ben Howe video made for Heritage, Americans targeted by the IRS, testify about the effects of an over-reaching government on their lives.

SEE ALSO: 

Big Government: CONGRESS FAILS TO ANSWER CORE IRS SCANDAL QUESTIONS:

Three weeks ago, Breitbart News published an article listing 10 questions the Obama Administration must answer about the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) targeting of conservative groups for scrutiny and harassment throughout the 2010 and 2012 election cycles.

Yet after weeks of House and Senate hearings, and much grandstanding by Obama Administration officials, not a single question posed has been answered.

Here, then, are just a few of the questions lawmakers must obtain answers to beyond the classic question, “What did the Administration know and when did it know it?”

Read on, here.

 

Jim (Punch Back Twice as Hard) Messina in OFA Fund-Raising Email: “If We Do This Right, The Other Side Won’t Know What Hit ‘Em”

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Jim Messina, the Chair of Obama’s permanent campaign arm, Organizing for Action, wants potential donors to know that “interest groups” on “the other side” have “money to burn” unlike his totally independent “grassroots” group which is run by former advisors to the President, and promises special access to the White House for big donors.

These shadowy special interest groups are trying to throw a wrench into the Regime’s good works, Messina says, and we can be “damned sure this is not going to stop.”

Supporters are urged to donate just $5.00 or more to help them punch back twice as hard. “The other side won’t know what hit em,” Messina promises at the end of his letter.

Friend –

I want to make one thing absolutely clear:

We’re up against a whole lot more than just opposition in Congress.

We’re up against interest groups with money to burn — organizations willing to drop every last penny they have to stop President Obama’s agenda in its tracks. We’re already seeing it on gun violence, and immigration reform — they’re going to spend millions to throw a wrench in the works of progress.

You can be damned sure that this is not going to stop.

Organizing for Action is going to shift the balance of power in Washington back to real people. People like you have shown over and over again that no amount of spending can stop millions of Americans calling for change.

It’s going to take each of us rolling up our sleeves, getting to work, and chipping in what we can when we can.

We have our first fundraising deadline this weekend. Donate $5 or more right now to become a founding member of this organization:

https://donate.barackobama.com/First-Deadline

This is going to be fun. If we do this right, the other side won’t know what hit ‘em.

Messina

Jim Messina
Chair
Organizing for Action

Hat tip: Tony Katz

Video: The Union Goon Who Attacked Crowder Had Spewed Profanities at Him Earlier in the Day

Via FTR Radio, another exclusive video of the menacing mob behavior that eventually brought down the AFP tent.
Most of us have seen the attack on Steven Crowder by the union thug. This video shows the guy approaching Crowder about an hour before the punch while he was debating pro-union protesters in front of the tent. According to eye witness, Thomas La Duke of FTR Radio, this video provides strong evidence that the guy was looking for a fight…
Go to 1:57 to 3:30: (Language warning):
La Duke: “Note to MSM or anyone else. This is UNEDITED video so try to keep that spin to a minimum.”
 

Video: Hannity Guest Tells Steven Crowder: ‘You Deserved What You Got’

On his Fox show, Wednesday night, Hannity pit Steven Crowder against a union supporter who said Crowder deserved what he got when he was sucker punched several times in the face by an enraged union thug.  His guest, Andy Sullivan of Blue Collar Corner, charged that Crowder incited the violence by pushing the thug down, which is a narrative that I’m guessing the left has latched on to, since the thug had gone down right before he lunged at Crowder, throwing punches.

As should be obvious, however, Crowder wasn’t there for a physical fight – one guy against a crowd of hundreds. His arms were up in the air most of the time, to show that he was peaceful.

“He did go down, he was attacking a tent!” Crowder exclaimed.

“It was a melee!”, he explained, “everyone was grabbing and pulling, and trying to keep the tent from being torn down….”

The guy was either pushed to the ground – or lost balance and fell – during the scuffle between the Right to Work supporters defending the tent, and the union goons trying to knock it down. In other words – defensive actions vs offensive actions….It’s unclear to me whether or not Crowder had a hand in knocking him off balance, while he trying to keep a tent with women and children inside from being knocked down. Crowder doesn’t seem to know, himself – like he said, “it was a melee.”

New Unedited Videos Show AFP Tent Being Attacked by Union Thugs as Lefties Claim “False Flag” (Video)

Thomas La Duke of FTR Radio released more video this morning of the rabid melee that took place in Lansing, MI, yesterday as the Right to Work bill was signed into law. As was widely reported, a union supporting Michigan Democrat promised that “there would be blood, “giving license to the unionistas to get violent, and Teamsters boss, James Hoffa predicted, “we’re going to have a civil war”, adding fuel to the fire. Right-to-Work supporters were assaulted multiple times by the union mob, and pro-union thugs destroyed the Americans for Prosperity tent while people were inside…
As news of the union thuggery circulated, the left-wing spin machine sprung into action – The Teamsters put up a post on their website  that claimed the video of union supporters destroying the AFP tent was a “False Flag” operation to make unions look bad… (As if they needed any help.)

Soon, a dozen or so left-wing blogs were reporting the same thing – Memorandum shows a number of collectivist blogs signing on to “the Breitbart folks faked the violence” meme. According to one blogger: Breitbart Folks Appear to Fake Violence in Lansing:
When I saw this video-claiming that a “violent mob” destroyed the tent the Koch brothers had paid for in front of the Michigan Capitol-I knew right away it was likely a false flag.  After all, Stranahan, James O’Keefe’s buddy, first posted it.
Predictably, MSNBC’s resident intellectual, Ed Schultz is also running interference for the union goons with this report: At Michigan protest, charges of violence, dirty tricks:

…one eyewitness tells MSNBC.com he thinks there may be more to the story. Thomas Duckworth, a Michigan resident and lifelong union member, said he’d been at the AFP tent earlier in the day, when he noticed a man in an NRA hat. Later, he said, he saw the man deliberately loosening the ropes holding the tent up. Duckworth acknowledged that labor supporters had cheered the tent’s collapse, but suggested that AFP had deliberately helped initiate the it, in order to depict their adversaries as an unruly mob.The progressive communications group Progress Michigan also conducted an interview with Duckworth. You can find the video on their YouTube page.

A photo of Duckworth is credited to an MSNBC’s writer, but was taken inside the Progress Michigan offices, suggesting that the two organizations coordinated.

Thomas La Duke’s first video shows the inside of the tent as an incredulous La Duke and Steven Crowder are holding up a corner  as the unionistas bum rushed the tent for the first time. An AFP official can be heard outside the tent speaking through a bullhorn asking the union thugs to respect their right to free speech and their property rights and repeatedly asking that they “please step away from the tent.” La Duke claims the tent was rushed three times before it came down.

This  video of the back of the tent was filmed in the area where Crowder got punched. La Duke didn’t catch that shot because he was focusing on the lil fella who was kicking in the corner of the tent.
In one of the videos, a unionista can be heard yelling that AFP people should have been ‘Aborted” and laughing about it.
The State police showed up AFTER the tent had  come down.
La Duke: “NONE of the videos is edited so that the leftists pushing that crap can kiss it.”
UPDATE:
More “False Flag” hijinks?
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Obviously the work of  racist teabaggers  trying to make the noble, peace-loving  union members look bad.
SEE ALSO:

Barack Obama – Call Off Your Dogs

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It has been said that two things trump everything else in Obama’s mind: redistributing the wealth and empowering labor unions. When he succeeds in  driving us over the fiscal cliff, our first Marxist President’s scheme to turn America into a Socialist paradise will be nearly complete.

In an odd turn of events, though, even as Socialism in America is in ascendance, its shock troops, the unions, are becoming less popular and less powerful. Today in Lansing, MI, as a right to work bill was signed into law,  union thugs, threw a massive temper tantrum reminiscent of what happened nearly two years ago in Wisconsin. “There Will Be Blood:” a Michigan Legislator threatened, and the state’s union goons obliged….

Right-to-Work supporters were assaulted multiple times by the union mob.

Jimmy Hoffa: We’re Going To Have a “Civil War” in Michigan…

The pro-union thugs destroyed the Americans for Prosperity tent while people were inside..

Union thugs assaulted Steven Crowder who was reporting on the scene:

He talked about the assault on Dana Loesch’s show, this afternoon, where he said that he would  have been torn limb from limb if he had fought back.

“When assaulted during mob rule, you just gotta to kind of turtle and let them whale on you..and that’s what happened, today….this wasn’t an isolated incident – the Dark Knight Rises has nothing on this as far as mob rule….I’ve never seen anything like it…”

More ugliness: SICK… Union Thugs Destroy AFP Tent on Michigan Capitol Lawn Then Cut It & Divvy Up the Spoils (Video)

As you may remember, Obama once told the SEIU audience “your agenda’s been my agenda….” and during the first year of his nightmare reign, SEIU union chief Andy Stern was the most common visitor to the Obama White House.

Since Stern stepped down, Obama’s new best friend is Richard Trumka, the head of the AFL-CIO.

Richard Trumka was asked in a meeting “How often do you get to have conversations with the White House?” to which Trumka replied “Conversations or be at the White House?” followed by nervous laughter. Trumka then replied “I’m at the White House a couple times a week…two, three times a week.”

Then Trumka clarified “I have conversations everyday with someone in the White House or in the administration, EVERYDAY.”

It’s no secret that the Communist Party USA openly and actively collaborates with the Democrat National Committee, Obama’s personal campaign (Organizing for America), MoveOn.org, Rock the Vote and the AFL-CIO.

Obama and big labor share the same hard left (Communist) agenda and are joined at the hip.

Joel Pollak of Big Government maintains Obama owes the peaceful right to work demonstrators who were assaulted in Michigan, today, an apology:

Obama traveled to Michigan yesterday to support the unions’ protest against the laws, which would allow most workers to decline union membership. Currently, many workers in Michigan are forced to join unions as a condition of employment. Republicans sought to change the law to make the state more competitive. Right-to-work states typically enjoy faster economic growth, higher job creation and lower unemployment rates.

Fellow Democrat Doug Geiss, a state legislator, had vowed earlier that “there will be blood” if the legislation passed; he failed to apologize, merely stating that he supported “nonviolence” in union protests. No Democrat or union representative, as of this writing, has apologized for the violence that took place today in Lansing.

In the past, conservatives have been held to account for random acts of violence that were entirely unrelated to anything they had said or done. In January 2011, for example, Gov. Sarah Palin was held responsible by media commentators for Jared Loughner’s crazed shooting spree in Arizona, merely because she previously used a political map with targets on it, indicating places where she focused her efforts in the 2010 elections.

In this case, the connection with Obama is direct. He went to Michigan to encourage the unions and oppose the state government; the unions turned out to protest and attacked those who had come to support the right-to-work legislation. In addition to the assault on Crowder, union members tore down a tent that had been pitched by Americans for Prosperity; Breitbart News’ Lee Stranahan captured the union members’ attack as the tent collapsed, with people inside, as union marshals looked on.

Pollak calls on the president to “live up to the commitment to “civility” he promised after Tucson, admonish his union allies, and apologize.”

The leader of the free world was also expected to condemn the Islamist President Morsi’s power grab in Egypyt.

He was expected to admonish James Hoffa when he told a crowd of union supporters to “Let’s Take These Son of a Bitches Out”.

And I’ve been saying for four years that Obama should condemn the use of his image on American flags.

We’re still waiting….

UPDATE:

The union goon who sucker punched Crowder has been identified:

Gateway Pundit:UNION THUG Who Beat Steven Crowder ID’ed – His Name Is Tony Camargo (Updated)

UPDATE II:

Neil Munro, The Daily Caller: White House declines to condemn union violence in Michigan:

White House spokesman Jay Carney declined to condemn the increasing violence and threats by union members in Michigan, merely telling reporters Tuesday that “the president believes in debate that’s civil.”

When asked by a reporter about a claim by Michigan state Democrat that “there will be blood” should Republicans pass a union-choice law in Michigan, Carney professed ignorance and then downplayed the comment.

“I haven’t see those comments, and I’m not sure they mean what someone interprets them to mean,” he said.

Those comparisons some people (me) made of Obama to the Dark Knight character, Bane, are looking pretty prescient, right now…
UPDATE III:
UPDATE IV:
This seems to be the Facebook page of one of the tent attackers from listener   Lorraine. Chris Opalewski, going by his physical appearance and name stitched onto his jacket and present on the back of his helmet, screamed “He’s got a gun!” “I’ll kill a [the?] motherfucker with a gun! I killed 20 motherfuckers with a gun!”
UPDATE V:
You are going to love this….
Believe it or not, there’s now a Memorandum thread with a number of collectivist blogs signing on to “the Breitbart folks faked the violence” meme.
When I saw this video-claiming that a “violent mob” destroyed the tent the Koch brothers had paid for in front of the Michigan Capitol-I knew right away it was likely a false flag.  After all, Stranahan, James O’Keefe’s buddy, first posted it.
Depressingly enough – the drones actually buy this BS.

SEE ALSO:

Michelle Malkin: Video gallery of union thuggery in Michigan; Updated

Voter Fraud Alert!: Obama Supporter in NC Brags on Facebook About Voting Multiple Times To Save Country From Romney

Via The Barracuda Brigade:

How easy is it to commit voter fraud in this country?

Let Jim Turner of Chapel Hill, NC count the ways:

That “bold” post has since been deleted – due to a right wing conspiracy that sees our national glass as “half empty”, or perhaps more likely by someone in a cold sweat about being caught stupidly bragging about committing a felony on Facebook.

Yeah, you made a bold comment, alright Jim.

And this post from Sept 24 has ominous implications:

Tomorrow is National Voter Registration Day and I will be part of a group to provide help at Town Hall in Pine Knoll Shores, NC from 10:00 until 4:00. If you will be 18 by election day you MUST register to vote. Have you moved? Have you married? Changed you name?? If any of these apply you need to REGISTER TO VOTE.

It’s very disturbing that an admitted repeat voter would be in charge of voter registration.

Spread the word – this man needs to be made famous. As you can imagine, he represents but the tip of the iceberg. This can not stand. This criminal and others like him can not be allowed to cancel out all of our votes. Mitt Romney is winning NC. But Jim Turner and people like him want to deliver his state to their Messiah via voter fraud.

UPDATE:

Apparently, his daughter is trying to claim that the post was a “joke”.

When have we heard that before? Oh, I know – every time a Democrat’s been caught engaging in shockingly corrupt behavior.

Go back and reread the post and see if you can find the punchline – ’cause I’m not seeing it.

UPDATE II:

A commenter at the Time for Choosing blog has verified that a James Turner has voted in two of the locations he mentioned in the post:

I downloaded North Carolina’s early voting and absentee voting data from their online site on the 23rd of October. It does show a James Turner voting from Beaufort and Henderson, both white males, 67 years old. This may or may not be the same person, but it does seem to support what he wrote on twitter.

The problem is that even if he didn’t do this, the post he made encourages others to do so. The idea that someone in a position responsible for upholding election integrity encouraging others, jokingly or not, to commit voter fraud and claiming it is about “the American spirit” has no real idea about what the American spirit is about. It has nothing to do with disenfranchising other voters by negating their legal votes with fraudulent ones, it has nothing to do with cheating to get your way and to win at all costs. Encouraging others, or committing the fraud yourself because you think you’re more right than another person who voted differently, is still fraud, regardless of how you try to wrap yourself in up in the flag afterwards.

Another commenter wrote:

I emailed a fraud incident (not voter fraud, a polling place thing) to my county’s GOP here in NC, and within 2 hours a Romney attorney was at my house taking a statement.

They’re taking this stuff seriously – someone in NC should report him to the county GOP (there’s probably a contact on their website) and the State Board of Elections.

By the time the attorney came to my house, there had been 6 statewide alerts from different organizations with my email in it, so there ARE people doing things.

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