Video: Michele Bachmann – Telling It Like It Is

Ben Shapiro recently  had the gutsy and plain spoken Michele Bachmann on his Sunday radio talk  show. When he suggested that Obama might be the worst President in American history, Bachmann didn’t hesitate to agree, and even expounded further:

You can listen to the entire interview, with her thoughts on the BP oil spill, and Obama’s anti-Israel stance, at Big Government.

Piling on:

Rudy Giuliani Slams Obama: “I Would Use This As an Example of the Opposite of Leadership” (Video)

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers


Vast Majority of Americans Against Newspaper Bailouts

I’m talking only the hardcore Maoists, and Stalinists  (aka Obama’s core constituency) think newspaper bailouts are a good idea:

More devastating news today from Rasmussen Reports for the FTC’s “Reinventing Journalism” project, as fully 85 percent of the respondents to a national telephone survey say protecting freedom of the press is more important than saving existing newspapers.

Perhaps even more worrisome for the FTC is the fact that only 19 percent of the respondents think it’s appropriate for the government to be involved in efforts to prop up existing newspapers, according to Rasmussen.

The FTC’s “Reinventing Journalism” project is only at the staff discussion level for now, but there is clearly an effort supported by President Obama to mount some kind of bailout for the newspaper industry similar to those previously conducted by the administration in taking over GM and Chrysler, as well as multiple Wall Street firms, most of the mortgage industry and key elements of the insurance industry.

See Mark Tapscott at The Examiner for the rest.


Chart of The Day

How do you kill a recovery? Geoff explains in the language he knows best:

None of us were happy with the passage of Obamacare; we’re all pretty much convinced that it’s going to do far more harm than good, and that it will end up costing more and providing less. But I don’t think that we’re as unhappy as we should be, because the health care reform bill damaged our economy even before it was passed.

See Innocent Bystanders for more of Geoff’s commentary.


George F. Will at WaPo: Jobs report a nightmare for Obama progressivism:

Uncertainty is a consequence of hyperkinetic government, which is a consequence of the governmental confidence that is a consequence of progressivism. The premise of progressivism is that all will be well if enough power is concentrated in Washington, and enough Washington power is concentrated in the executive branch, and enough really clever experts are concentrated in the executive branch. This is why the government’s perceived impotence concerning the gulf oil spill is subversive of the Obama administration’s master narrative.


Progressives generally, and Obama especially, encourage expectations as large as the 1,428-page (cap-and-trade), 1,566-page (financial reform) and 2,409-page (health care) bills they churn out as “comprehensive” solutions to this and that. For a proper progressive, anything short of a “comprehensive” solution to, say, the problem of illegal immigration is unworthy of consideration. For today’s progressive president, the prospect of a jobless recovery is a comprehensive nightmare.

More bad news from economist Arthur Laffer in the WSJ:

Get Ready for Inflation and Higher Interest Rates

The unprecedented expansion of the money supply could make the ’70s look benign.

Rahm Emanuel was only giving voice to widespread political wisdom when he said that a crisis should never be “wasted.” Crises enable vastly accelerated political agendas and initiatives scarcely conceivable under calmer circumstances. So it goes now.

Here we stand more than a year into a grave economic crisis with a projected budget deficit of 13% of GDP. That’s more than twice the size of the next largest deficit since World War II. And this projected deficit is the culmination of a year when the federal government, at taxpayers’ expense, acquired enormous stakes in the banking, auto, mortgage, health-care and insurance industries.

With the crisis, the ill-conceived government reactions, and the ensuing economic downturn, the unfunded liabilities of federal programs — such as Social Security, civil-service and military pensions, the Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation, Medicare and Medicaid — are over the $100 trillion mark. With U.S. GDP and federal tax receipts at about $14 trillion and $2.4 trillion respectively, such a debt all but guarantees higher interest rates, massive tax increases, and partial default on government promises.

But as bad as the fiscal picture is, panic-driven monetary policies portend to have even more dire consequences. We can expect rapidly rising prices and much, much higher interest rates over the next four or five years, and a concomitant deleterious impact on output and employment not unlike the late 1970s.

Tax Hikes and the 2011 Economic Collapse

Today’s corporate profits reflect an income shift into 2010. These profits will tumble next year, preceded most likely by the stock market.

In 2010, without any prepayment penalties, people can cash in their Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs), Keough deferred income accounts and 401(k) deferred income accounts. After paying their taxes, these deferred income accounts can be rolled into Roth IRAs that provide after-tax income to their owners into the future. Given what’s going to happen to tax rates, this conversion seems like a no-brainer.

The result will be a crash in tax receipts once the surge is past. If you thought deficits and unemployment have been bad lately, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, thanks!


New Documents Obtained by Judicial Watch Reveal Deliberate Election fraud By ACORN

The Obama Justice Dept. will begin its investigation – 3..2…1…never.

The Daily Caller has the story:

The documents obtained by Judicial Watch, a watchdog group, are FBI investigators’ reports related to the 2007 investigation and arrest of eight St. Louis, Mo., workers from ACORN’s Project Vote affiliate for violation of election laws. All eight employees involved in the scandal later pleaded guilty to voter registration fraud.

Project Vote is ACORN’s voter registration arm. Project Vote continues to operate despite the reported dissolution of the national structure of ACORN.

The handwritten reports by FBI agents show that ACORN employees reported numerous irregularities in the nonprofit group’s business practices.

One employee told the FBI that ACORN headquarters is “wkg [working] for the Democratic Party.”

According to one report, an ACORN employee said the purpose of “[f]raudulent cards” was “[t]o cause confusion on election day to keep polls open longer,” “[t]o allow people who can’t vote to vote,” and “[t]o allow to vote multiple times.”

Another report quotes an employee saying, “Project Vote will pay them whether cards fake or not – whatever they had to do to get the cards was attitude.” Project Vote pays based on the number of cards and “that’s why they were so reckless,” the report says.

ACORN’s “repulsive spinmonster, Scott (“tsk-tsk”) Levenson, couldn’t be reached for comment.

Okay, who’s reassured by this:

“These documents show the need for a national criminal investigation by the Obama Justice Department into ACORN,” said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch.

The Daily Caller reports:

So far ACORN has rebranded in 13 states plus the District of Columbia.

ACORN Housing, which is the ACORN network’s primary vehicle for getting its hands on federal tax dollars, has renamed itself Affordable Housing Centers of America.

When will it end?


Glenn Beck’s Intriguing New Book Trailer

Beck gleefully read Huffpo comments about the trailer on his radio show, just now.

Here’s one he especially liked:

Arghh, how I loathe Beck… It’s like someone found a manic, doom-prophesying hobo in a sandwich board, shaved him, shot him full of Zoloft and gave him a show.

“That’s exactly what it’s like!”,  he gushed.

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Tea Party Violence Caught On Tape in NC

Tea-partiers in North Carolina were peacefully protesting the Financial Reform bill and the Durbin BP Bailout amendment, when a a liberal counter-protester decided to throw some political punches – literally, he was looking for an “ass to kick”:

Update: This video disabled:

Fox’s coverage of the incident is still up on Youtube:

About the Financial Reform Bill, via Big Government:

Like a bad cold it can’t shake, the left continues to attempt to blame every ill on George W. Bush.  But as one activists in the video pointed out, its actually one Barack Obama and Senator Dick Durbin who are about to hand a massive check to the very company responsible for one of the worst environmental disasters in history.

The Durbin Amendment to the financial reform bill is the latest government policy proposal that will pad BP’s bottom line.  The amendment would create a government imposed price control scheme that would shift billions of dollars away from consumer to retailers (British Petroleum, Exxon, WalMart).  That’s why the Durbin Amendment is supported by the  big retailers like Walmart, Petroleum Marketers Association and other prominent lobbyist groups which are funded, in part, by British Petroleum.

Proponents cynically and falsely claim it would help consumers, but its hard to see many consumers feeling benefited by paying higher prices while mega corporations increase their profits.

Just look at who is pushing this amendment—oil Companies and giant retailers.

And sadly,  useful idiots on the left are ready and willing to bust some heads to defend this.

More at Gateway Pundit.


Every example of violence we’ve seen in association with tea parties has been perpetrated by the left. But media narratives are stubborn things….

Chris Matthews looks into the {{{{scary}}} Tea Party movement – “They’ve got guns”!

Ace wonders:Is the MFM Really Afraid of Political Violence From the Right, Or Is It Just Another Negative Political Attack?


YouTube has taken down the video for a “terms of use violation”. You can watch another (edited) video of the incident at the  Greensboro Fox affiliate.


Dan Riehl: Violent Activist Linked To Leftist Early Obama Supporter, Lani Guinier

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, thanks!