Video: Krauthammer Says, “If Obama Gets More Arrogant, He’ll Be Napoleonic”

There really is no possible way to exaggerate Obama’s arrogance. If anything, this is an understatement…

Via Greg Hengler at Townhall. Watch to the end and witness some spectacular special effects:

Obama has a point, though. Some of us ARE kinda scared….

More commentary on Obama’s epic arrogance, from Michael Gerson at the Washington Post: Obama the snob

“Part of the reason that our politics seems so tough right now,” he recently told a group of Democratic donors in Massachusetts, “and facts and science and argument [do] not seem to be winning the day all the time is because we’re hard-wired not to always think clearly when we’re scared. And the country is scared.”

Let’s unpack these remarks.

Obama clearly believes that his brand of politics represents “facts and science and argument.” His opponents, in disturbing contrast, are using the more fearful, primitive portion of their brains. Obama views himself as the neocortical leader — the defender, not just of the stimulus package and health-care reform but also of cognitive reasoning. His critics rely on their lizard brains — the location of reptilian ritual and aggression. Some, presumably Democrats, rise above their evolutionary hard-wiring in times of social stress; others, sadly, do not.

Though there is plenty of competition, these are some of the most arrogant words ever uttered by an American president.

Name the competition…who’s in the same league as Obama?

Gerson’s ending quote would make a great tea party sign:

One response to social stress doesn’t help at all: telling people their fears result from primitive irrationality. Obama may think that many of his fellow citizens can’t reason. But they can still vote.


The Case Against Cleaver, Part 3: Democratic Socialists Of America

I should have mentioned this in part one, but it totally slipped my mind.

Emanuel Cleaver is one of 70 House members who caucus with Democratic Socialists of America. They proudly made the announcement in their October 2009 newsletter (but it’s been conveniently scrubbed for the election season).  The list is also posted on This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone in light of the fact that on his return from Cuba,  he had nothing but praise for Castro’s island paradise.

Here, via Gateway Pundit, is the list:

Hon. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07)
Hon. Lynn Woolsey (CA-06)

Vice Chairs
Hon. Diane Watson (CA-33)
Hon. Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18)
Hon. Mazie Hirono (HI-02)
Hon. Dennis Kucinich (OH-10)

Senate Members
Hon. Bernie Sanders (VT)

House Members
Hon. Neil Abercrombie (HI-01)
Hon. Tammy Baldwin (WI-02)
Hon. Xavier Becerra (CA-31)
Hon. Madeleine Bordallo (GU-AL)
Hon. Robert Brady (PA-01)
Hon. Corrine Brown (FL-03)
Hon. Michael Capuano (MA-08)
Hon. André Carson (IN-07)
Hon. Donna Christensen (VI-AL)
Hon. Yvette Clarke (NY-11)
Hon. William “Lacy” Clay (MO-01)
Hon. Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05)
Hon. Steve Cohen (TN-09)
Hon. John Conyers (MI-14)
Hon. Elijah Cummings (MD-07)
Hon. Danny Davis (IL-07)
Hon. Peter DeFazio (OR-04)
Hon. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03)
Rep. Donna F. Edwards (MD-04)
Hon. Keith Ellison (MN-05)
Hon. Sam Farr (CA-17)
Hon. Chaka Fattah (PA-02)
Hon. Bob Filner (CA-51)
Hon. Barney Frank (MA-04)
Hon. Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11)
Hon. Alan Grayson (FL-08)
Hon. Luis Gutierrez (IL-04)
Hon. John Hall (NY-19)
Hon. Phil Hare (IL-17)
Hon. Maurice Hinchey (NY-22)
Hon. Michael Honda (CA-15)
Hon. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-02)
Hon. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30)
Hon. Hank Johnson (GA-04)
Hon. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)
Hon. Carolyn Kilpatrick (MI-13)
Hon. Barbara Lee (CA-09)
Hon. John Lewis (GA-05)
Hon. David Loebsack (IA-02)
Hon. Ben R. Lujan (NM-3)
Hon. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14)
Hon. Ed Markey (MA-07)
Hon. Jim McDermott (WA-07)
Hon. James McGovern (MA-03)
Hon. George Miller (CA-07)
Hon. Gwen Moore (WI-04)
Hon. Jerrold Nadler (NY-08)
Hon. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (DC-AL)
Hon. John Olver (MA-01)
Hon. Ed Pastor (AZ-04)
Hon. Donald Payne (NJ-10)
Hon. Chellie Pingree (ME-01)
Hon. Charles Rangel (NY-15)
Hon. Laura Richardson (CA-37)
Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34)
Hon. Bobby Rush (IL-01)
Hon. Linda Sánchez (CA-47)
Hon. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09)
Hon. José Serrano (NY-16)
Hon. Louise Slaughter (NY-28)
Hon. Pete Stark (CA-13)
Hon. Bennie Thompson (MS-02)
Hon. John Tierney (MA-06)
Hon. Nydia Velazquez (NY-12)
Hon. Maxine Waters (CA-35)
Hon. Mel Watt (NC-12)
Hon. Henry Waxman (CA-30)
Hon. Peter Welch (VT-AL)
Hon. Robert Wexler (FL-19)

Hello, Missouri district 5 voters?…..Please pass this around, and VOTE on November 2nd.

See also:

Right Side News: Naming the Enemies Within Our US Congress

NRO: Just How Many Avowed Socialists are Ohio & Illinois Congressmen?

Key Wiki:  Congressional Progressive Caucus


New Zeal: DSA Celebrates new book on “ACORN’s Kick-Ass Activism”

No Sheeples Here: Democratic Socialists Of America: The Special Interests Behind Congressional Policies


Midwest Voices: Watch out, Cleaver, here comes Jacob Turk

The Case Against Cleaver, Part 2: Spittlegate

The Case Against Cleaver: Part One

Can We Call Them Democrat Socialists, Now?

Maryland’s Dem Governor Calls Illegal Immigrants ‘New Americans’ Repeatedly During Debate

In this Maryland Governors debate a few days ago, Governor O’malley, in addressing the problem of illegal immigration, expressed his appreciation for multiculturalism, and  “new Americans” , whom he says are not the cause of any of our problems.

He’s  up by 5 in the latest poll at RCP, but momentum seems to be going in his Republican challenger’s (Bob Ehrlich’s) direction.

I can’t imagine that this sort of weak rhetoric can possibly help him, especially in the same week that Germany’s Angela  Merkel announced that multiculturalism has “utterly failed”.

O’Malley’s comments come in the last half of the clip:

Unfortunately cut off was Ehrlich’s excellent  response:

“If somebody breaks in my house, is that a new member of my family that night?”
Gregory Kane at the Washington Examiner let O’Malley have it with both barrels:
The phrase O’Malley should have used in lieu of “new Americans” is “new Marylanders.” The nation’s leading sanctuary state east of the Mississippi has created its own criteria for state citizenship. And it also has four steps:

1. Enter the country, preferably illegally.

2. Whine about being a victim even though you’ve broken our nation’s laws. In fact, make no reference at all to your breaking the law. Talk about your “rights” instead.

3. Pin the racist tag on anyone who opposes your flagrant breaking of the law.

4. This is the most important step of all: Vote Democratic.

“New Americans” indeed. If there were an award given for the most craven display of caving in to an interest group, O’Malley would win it hands down.


Drudge Goes There, Again


Just in time for Halloween, a disturbing batch of pictures of Obama, hot on the campaign trail have been posted on Drudge, prompting Rush to say, Obama looks ‘demonic’ in new photos. Drudge ‘went there’, last year, too, when he posted a handful of Obama “evil eye” photos . Drudge was the  the first media biggie to publicly note what countless numbers had been noticingObama takes a lot of scary looking pix. I noted at the time that lefty bloggers had to spend hours in photoshop to make George W. Bush look that evil.

Last year,  Powerline’s Paul Rahe, also made note of Obama’s troubling  facial expressions and gestures:

The White House has released a series of photographs in which, as the Drudge Report puts it, Obama directed “the evil eye” at various foreign leaders who visited him. Included on the list were German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

I take this, therefore, as an occasion for repeating what I wrote on that earlier occasion: “If we are to comprehend what is going on, we must pay close attention not only to what Obama says but to what he conveys in other ways. His tone is nearly always moderate but what he hints at and what he intimates by way of body language often convey the opposite. Witness his warm embrace of Hugo Chavez. Behind the thin veneer of politeness, there is, I suspect, something ugly lurking. In the first of the autobiographies that he claims to have written, Barack Obama frequently speaks of himself as being in the grips of rage. We would do well to take him at his word.”

Hat tip: Ace: Halo No More: Recent Pictures of Obama Show Depict Him As An Angry Lunatic

See also:

iOWNTHEWORLD: Rush Summons the Demons


In case you missed Rush’s comments during his show, they’re now in  video form:

video via Breitbart TV.

Tuesday Link Dump: Early Voting Edition

Happy Tuesday, everyone! How are your GOTV efforts going? Ace spent his Saturday making calls for Sean Bielat. I don’t think there’s a Republican candidate in the country who wouldn’t appreciate some help with GOTV. You can find all the GOTV info you need, here. You can also sign up to be a poll watcher, not just for election day, but for early voting, too. That’s when a lot of the shenanigans happen. Party officials say one third of votes cast will be before election day.

Obama’s encouraging it: The Hill: President Obama asks Giannoulias supporters to vote early in Illinois (and often?)

Good news and bad news for North Carolina, first the good news: White GOP men stand out in early voting and the bad: Breaking: Negligence or Early Voting Fraud in NC 7th District?

…during the first two days of early voting, multiple voters at different polling locations across the district experienced their vote being miscounted by the voting machine. The State Board of Elections has stepped in, but it is too early to tell if the vote counting problems are related to machine error, negligence by the Board of Elections or voter fraud.

This disturbing report comes from Daytona Beach: Florida Case Puts Focus on Issue of Absentee Ballot Fraud:

When police raided Daytona Beach City Commissioner Derrick Henry’s office this week and seized his computer, they say they discovered evidence of what election experts say has become a rampant, largely ignored and troubling issue in Florida — the widespread abuse of absentee ballots.

Police say Henry’s computer was used to obtain dozens of absentee ballots prior to the city’s Aug. 24 elections, in which he was re-elected.

The Daytona Beach probe started when an elections supervisor noticed that as many as 90 absentee ballots had been requested from two e-mail addresses, and that they came from a single computer. (It is illegal in Florida for anyone other than a family member to help in requesting an absentee ballot.)


“Absentee ballots are now the weapon of choice for people who want to commit voter fraud,” said Hans von Spakousky, a former Justice Department attorney who monitored voter fraud. “Campaigns will order absentee ballots and then follow the postman door to door on the day they are delivered to pick them up and control the vote.”

Byron York: If Dems lose, Obama will blame everyone but himself (We know!)

Doug Powers at Michelle Malkin: Biden booed in Philly, shunned in Wisconsin.

A pep talk from the Republican Study Committee:

Check back, I’ll be adding more links  throughout the day.

This is pathetic:The Blaze: Are Democrats Buying Senior Votes for $250?

Democrats are making a pre-election pitch to give Social Security recipients a one-time payment of $250, part of a larger effort to convince senior voters that their party, and not Republicans, will best look out for the 58 million people who get the government retirement and disability benefits.

The $250 check is meant to make up for a second year without a cost-of-living increase due to low inflation.

President Barack Obama has urged Congress to approve the $250 payment. House and Senate Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid say they will bring up the legislation when lawmakers return for the lame-duck session in November. In the meantime, Democrats are using the proposal to augment their campaign pitch that Republicans would undermine Social Security.

“Instead of helping seniors,” Pelosi’s office said, “Republicans, backed by their allies on Wall Street, are threatening to privatize and cut Social Security, just as they tried to do under President Bush.”

Ace: As Usual, Howard Kurtz Very Nearly Says Something Interesting, Then Restrains Himself From Making So Great An Error

John Erickson, Chairman of RLTV and founder of Erickson Retirement Communities, says seniors are “hanging on with white knuckles, hoping things are not going to get worse”…

The American Thinker: The Democrats Will Steal the Election if We Let Them
WUWM: Voter Fraud Billboards Cause for Concern for Some

Who would object to anti voter fraud billboards????

The billboards popping up across the city contain images of a few faces behind bars, including a young black male, with the words, “Voter Fraud is a Felony. We voted illegally.” Matt Brusky works with the group, Citizen Action Wisconsin. It wants to know who’s behind the billboards and would like them removed. Brusky says the signs are designed to discourage some people from voting on November 2.

HUH? They are designed to discourage illegal voting. Why would someone who’s properly registered to vote, feel discouraged?

Citizen Action Wisconsin, what are you talking about?

PURE AWESOMENESS: Cuffy: Historic Illiteracy: Idiot Sarah Palin “Party Like It’s 1773” After The Election! (It’s tongue in cheek, folks).

All American Blogger piles on: Sarah Palin Schools the Libs (Comic)

More from All American Blogger: Why Don’t Nanny State Liberals Treat Gays Like They Treat Fatties?