Narcissus Meets Squirrel

You can thank Cuffy for this:

The quote that launched a thousand photshops:

Berry recounted meetings with White House officials, reminiscent of some during the Clinton days, where he and others urged them not to force Blue Dogs “off into that swamp” of supporting bills that would be unpopular with voters back home.

“I’ve been doing that with this White House, and they just don’t seem to give it any credibility at all,” Berry said. “They just kept telling us how good it was going to be. The president himself, when that was brought up in one group, said, ‘Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me.’ We’re going to see how much difference that makes now.”

There’s an ACORN joke in there, somewhere…

More photoshops here, and here and here.

See also Jim Treacher’s comic book panel for the narcissist in chief.

Linked by Michelle Malkin’s Buzzworthy, Perfunction, Theo Spark, and FauxToesHopper Blog, thanks!

Previous squirrel sightings:

Well, Duh

Sunday Silliness

Obama Rescues Economy!

New White House Party Crashers Photo Emerges

Sorry, Had To Be Done

Scene Stealing Squirrel Crashes ObamaCare Photo-op

Confirmed: White House Passed Out White Coats To Docs

Scene Stealing Pest Crashes MTV Video Music Awards

Scene Stealing Squirrel Crashes Obama’s Town Hall

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Nevermind the Classroom Teleprompters…Where’s “Safe School Czar”, Kevin Jennings?

Barack Obama and Arne Duncan talk to the kids at Graham Road Elementary School in Falls Church, Virginia. Note the distinct lack of teleprompters.

Okay fine, Obama didn’t use the teleprompters for his visit with the school kids. They were for the prepared remarks to the press, afterward.

Hey, you know what else there’s been a distinct lack of lately, though? Safe School Czar, Kevin Jennings, that’s what:

Something that no one else is talking about, however, is the absence of Kevin Jennings, Obama’s so-called “safe schools czar” from Obama’s visit with schoolkids and subsequent press conference, and frankly – from every education event Obama has ever held.

If the Department of Education is really as proud of Jenings’ appointment and record as they have claimed in the past, why are they hiding him from practically all possible public appearances?

Is it possible the administration is trying their best to do damage control, and that’s why the “safe-schools czar,” since his appointment, has undertaken a perfect disappearing act from the public eye?

Aw, come on Mr President. Trot out your “Safe School Czar”  in front of the kiddies. What could go wrong? He’s got the Media Matters seal of approval, after all.

PREVIOUSLY:

Safe School Czar Kevin Jennings Hasn’t Been Fired Yet?

Kevin Jennings Still “Safe School Czar” – WHY?

Video: Michelle Malkin Discusses “Safe School Czar” Kevin Jennings On Hannity

More On Kevin Jennings, Obama’s Safe School Czar – It Gets Worse

The Official Media Matters Response To Obama’s Safe School Czar’s Porno Reading List For Kids Scandal

An Open Letter To Obama From A Mother, Re Safe School Czar Kevin Jennings

Deesgusting!:Obama’s “Safe Schools Czar” Kevin Jennings Promoting Child Porn In Classroom Through GLSEN Reading List

Zombie Takes Media Matters To Task On “Safe School Czar” Kevin Jennings

Why Does Obama Have A Known *Pervert Gay Activist (I changed my mind again)PERVERT For His “Safe Schools” Czar?


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Is Recent Astroturf Campaign Part of Dept of Justice Propaganda Unit?

I don’t have a flaming skull, like Ace, but if I did, I would be using it, here.

As many of you are aware, an extensive pro-Obama astroturf campaign has been discovered in recent days. Blogger Patterico has been all over it. There are now Facebook pages devoted to discovering who these pro-Obama sock puppets are. We know that Obama’s top adviser, David Axelrod is the “master of astroturfing“…We saw him use it during the ’08 presidential campaign; now we see it in letter writing campaigns and call in radio  talk show campaigns.

Patterico has discovered that Organizing For America actually provides a webpage for people to write letters to the editor. …is it possible that in some cases people are even paid to do this?  Wouldn’t it be grotesque if they were being paid with taxpayer dollars?

Look at this NRO/Corner post by Hans von Spakovsky from last October which WeaselZippers dug up:

Is the Department of Justice engaging in fraud, or is it simply trying to hide its propaganda? Those of you wondering how DOJ uses your tax dollars to enforce our nation’s laws might be interested to learn that Eric Holder has apparently hired former Democratic campaign bloggers to work at the department in what appears to be a secret propaganda unit. According to a story at The Muffled Oar website, the bloggers are housed in the Office of Public Affairs (the press office). Their job is to place “anonymous comments, or comments under pseudonyms, at newspaper websites with stories critical of the Department of Justice, Holder and President Obama.” One of the bloggers is former DNC and John Edwards staffer Tracy Russo, whose name was featured prominently on the department’s introduction of its new website on October 1.

At the same time that DOJ was refusing to answer questions about its outrageous dismissal of the voter-intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party and apparently paying government employees to post anonymous or pseudonymous comments or comments under false names attacking critics of the administration, the department declared that it was launching its new website “to increase openness and transparency in government.” In fact, Russo claims it is “just the first step towards creating the most open, accessible, and transparent Justice Department possible.” If that is true, how can DOJ justify these anonymous/pseudonymous postings? The misrepresentation is clearly material or DOJ wouldn’t go to such lengths to engage in it.

Read the whole thing.

See also:

The American Thinker: DoJ hires bloggers as propagandists and sock puppets

Michelle Malkin: The Astroturf Presidency

Little Miss Attila: Ellie Light and Her Brothers-in-Arms

I’m so jealous! Why doesn’t Ellie comment at Nice Deb?

Linked by Michelle’s Buzzworthy, thanks!

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Video: No Rules For Radicals

Very nicely done video, “inspired by Saul Alinsky’s book, “Rules for Radicals” and how it has become the ‘liberal primer’ for the now flaming socialist Democrat Party”.

Props to JoeDanMedia

via: Theo Spark

And thanks to JC for emailing me the tip. It gives me something to post, while I get my bearings, this morning.

Related (not really, but where else am I going to put this)?:

Hey, that Obama fella really likes himself, doesn’t he?

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Obama/Pelosi/Reid’s Dastardly Plan To Pass ObamaCare

Just so you know, Dick Morris has been talking to some “highly informed sources on Capital Hill” and has discovered that Obama, Pelosi and  Reid have been plotting and scheming behind closed doors, (of course) to come up with the basic framework of a plan to pass their wretched, unwanted monstrosity against the will of the American people.:

Their plan is clever but can be stopped if opponents of radical healthcare reform act quickly and focus on a core group of 23 Democratic Congressman. If just a few of these 23 Democrats are “flipped” and decide to oppose the bill, the whole Obama-Pelosi-Reid stratagem falls apart.

Here’s what I learned top Democrats are planning to implement.

Senate Democrats will go to the House with a two-part deal.

First, the House will pass the Senate’s Obamacare bill that passed the Senate in December. The House leadership will vote on the Senate bill, and Pelosi will allow no amendments or modifications to the Senate bill.

How will Pelosi’s deal fly with rambunctious liberal members of her majority that don’t like the Senate bill, especially its failure to include a public option, put heavy fines on those who don’t get insurance and offering no income tax surcharge on the “rich”?

That’s where the second part of the Pelosi-deal comes in.

Behind closed doors Reid and Pelosi have agreed in principle that changes to the Senate bill will be made to satisfy liberal House members — but only after the Senate bill is passed and signed into law by Obama.

This deal will be secured by a pledge from Reid and the Senate’s Democratic caucus that they will make “fixes” to the Senate bill after it becomes law with Obama’s John Hancock.

But you may ask what about the fact that without Republican Scott Brown and independent Democrats like Joe Lieberman, Reid simply doesn’t have the 60 votes in the Senate to overcome a Republican filibuster that typically can stop major legislation?

According to my source, Reid will provide to Pelosi a letter signed by 52 Democratic Senators indicating they will pass the major changes, or “fixes”, the House Democrats are demanding. Again, these fixes will be approved by the Senate only after Obama signs the Senate bill into law.

Reid has also agreed to bypass Senate cloture and filibuster rules and claim that these modifications fall under “reconciliation” and don’t require 60 Senate votes.

To pass the fixes, he won’t need one Republican, he won’t even need Joe Lieberman or wavering Democrats like Jim Webb of Virginia.

Read the whole thing, especially his prescription to stop them from ramming it through:

The Massachusetts election of a Republican to Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat has sent shock waves through Washington. Every one of these 23 Democrats knows they will face an angry backlash in their districts if they vote for the Senate bill and go along with Pelosi-Reid plan to ram through Obamacare.

I believe now is the time to act for opponents to act. The truth is that Obamacare is hanging by a thread.

Opponents, if they move now, can drive a stake through its heart.

Once these Congressmen hear from their aroused constituents, they won’t be able to back Obamacare.

As I mentioned, the Pelosi health bill passed the House by only 220-215. Nancy Pelosi knows she has no margin for error.

If only a handful of these 23 Congressman change their vote under public pressure, the Pelosi-Reid plan is stopped and Obamacare is dead.

Hat tip: Slublog at AoSHQ (He has a pretty decent photoshop, too)..

UPDATE:

Here, via Jumping in Pools, are the vulnerable blue dog Dems who voted for PelosiCare:

Congressman Arcuri – New York’s 24th congressional district – R+2.
Congressman Baca – California’s 43rd congressional district – D+13.
Congressman Berry – Arkansas 1st congressional district – R+8.
Congressman Bishop – Georgia’s 2nd congressional district – D+1.
Congressman Boswell – Iowa’s 3rd congressional district – D+1.
Congressman Cardoza – California’s 18th congressional district – D+4.
Congressman Carney – Pennsylvania’s 10th congressional district – R+8.
Congressman Cooper – Tennessee’s 5th congressional district – D+3.
Congressman Costa – California’s 20th congressional district – D+5.
Congressman Cuellar – Texas’ 28th congressional district. – EVEN.
Congresswoman Dahlkemper – Pennsylvania’s 3rd congressional district – R+3.
Congressman Donnelly – Indiana’s 2nd congressional district – R+2.
Congressman Ellsworth – Indiana’s 8th congressional district – R+8.
Congresswoman Giffords – Arizona’s 8th congressional district – R+4.
Congresswoman Harman – California’s 36th congressional district – D+12.
Congressman Hill – Indiana’s 9th congressional district – R+6.
Congressman Mechaud – Maine’s 2nd congressional district – D+3.
Congressman Mitchell – Arizona’s 5th congressional district – R+5.
Congressman Moore – Kansas 3rd congressional district – R+3.
Congressman Murphy – Pennsylvania’s 8th congressional district – D+2.
Congressman Pomeroy – North Dakota’s at-large congressional district – R+10.
Congressman Salazar – Colorado’s 3rd congressional district – R+5.
Congresswoman Sanchez – California’s 47th congressional district – D+4.
Congressman Schiff – California’s 29th congressional district – D+14.
Congressman Scott – Georgia’s 13th congressional district – D+15.
Congressman Space – Ohio’s 18th congressional district – R+7.
Congressman Thompson – California’s 1st congressional district – D+13.
Congressman Wilson – Ohio’s 6th congressional district – R+2.