Video: Rep West 100% Correct About Obama

Back in January, I expressed concern about some of the rhetoric I was hearing coming out of West.  Not to belabor the point, some of what I was hearing sounded a little  inappropriate, and I stand by that assessment.

This, however, I have no absolutely no problem with:

Greta wondered if West wanted to back away from his opinion that Obama acts like  a “low-level Socialist agitator”. Why? In what way was that false?

Let’s evaluate that description word by word.

Low-level: Barack Obama is the President of the entire United States of America. We expect him to act like a President to all Americans, whether we agree with him or not. George W. Bush put up with eight years of the worst venom and abuse the left could spew at him, and he was never anything but a statesman. He never insulted or demagogued his fellow Americans. We expect that from our presidents. They traditionally leave the mud-slinging to lower-level operatives. Not this guy –Obama has no problem calling conservative activists; “teabaggers”, Republicans; “radicals”, climate change skeptics; “deniers”, and ruthlessly demagoguing political opponents in speeches.

The ND truth-o-meter gives “low-level”  a 100% true rating.

Socialist: Um…duh? After two and a half years of Obama, people — especially pundits,  shouldn’t act shocked and outraged to hear Obama described as Socialist. He’s been pushing a socialist agenda since day one, as should be obvious to anyone paying attention. His biggest allies in Congress belong to the Progressive (Democratic Socialist) Caucus. He came out of the Socialist “New Party” in Chicago. None of this is a secret. No less a personage than Charles Krauthammer  has described Obama’s vision for America as based on the “social-democratic model” that is “currently unraveling in Europe”.

I’ve been saying for over two years that it’s time to rebrand the Democrat party as the Democrat Socialists that they are. Democratic moderates (if there are any left)  need to understand what the party of their grandparents has become.

The ND Truth-o-Meter gives “Socialist” a 100% true rating.

Agitator:

What else do you call a guy who seems to delight in pitting Americans against one another? The first few times it happened, it was shocking. No one had ever seen that kind of behavior in a sitting President, before. Now, even though we expect it from him, it’s still profoundly  unacceptable. Whether it’s a call for liberal Hispanics to “punish their enemies” , at the ballot box, or mocking Obamacare opponents, disparaging tea partiers, encouraging union thugs to “punch back twice as hard”, or  attacking Fox News — “agitator” is the word that comes to mind.

The ND Truth-o-Meter gives “Agitator” a 110% true rating.

Congressman West is speaking  truths that people need to hear. More power to him.

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Poll: New Tone Nominees For 4/16-4/22

Lefties love to blast conservatives for their “vitriolic discourse”, yet often fail spectacularly to maintain basic civility in their own discourse.   The New Tone Award is reserved for liberal notables who wallow in this hypocrisy.

I had thought that with this being Holy Week, I’d have to scale down my poll to fewer than the usual ten entries, but boy, was I wrong. Nothing can stop the left’s assault on human decency, not even the holiest week on the Christian calendar. One of our nominee’s even used Holy week as a pretext to attack and insult the tea party.

I generally ignore left wing websites because who has the time (or the stomach) to slog through their bile on a daily basis. But Wonkette really distinguished itself, this week, and deserves some special recognition. After this week, maybe I’ll  make Wonkette an honorary all time New Tone winner, so I don’t have to bother with them, anymore.

New Tone Nominees For 4/16-4/22

Paul Krugman on civility Jan 2011: “violent acts are what happen when you create a climate of hate. And it’s long past time for the GOP’s leaders to take a stand against the hate-mongers.” Krugman April 2011: “Civility is the Last Refuge of Scoundrels”

At the beginning of last week, the commentariat was in raptures over the Serious, Courageous, Game-Changing Ryan plan. But now that the plan has been exposed as the cruel nonsense it is, what we’re hearing a lot about is the need for more civility in the discourse. President Obama did a bad thing by calling cruel nonsense cruel nonsense; he hurt Republican feelings, and how can we have a deal when the GOP is feeling insulted?

Krugman last January:

You know that Republicans will yell about the evils of partisanship whenever anyone tries to make a connection between the rhetoric of Beck, Limbaugh, etc. and the violence I fear we’re going to see in the months and years ahead. But violent acts are what happen when you create a climate of hate. And it’s long past time for the GOP’s leaders to take a stand against the hate-mongers.

MSNBC guest David Cay Johnston suggests that Paul Ryan’s admiration for Ayn Rand makes him pro-terrorist.

“You know, Congressman Ryan requires his staff to read Ayn Rand, whose fictional hero, Howard Roark, is a man who blew up a building because it wasn’t built exactly to his specifications as the architect,” Johnston said. “I mean, that’s the kind of society we want where our leaders say, not only are we taking from the sick and poor but we’re going to hold out as a model people who commit felonies like blowing up buildings. We really need to dig into understanding the kind of people who would put forth these ideas.”

Ed Schultz Again Calls Republicans Liars Before Lying Himself

Not surprisingly, the guy that just seconds earlier said, “Republicans have been lying about tax cuts for years” claimed it was Democrats that held spending in check when Clinton was President.

I guess he forgot that Republicans took over Congress in 1995 and that they’re the ones that held Clinton’s spending in check for six of his eight years.

Jack Steuf at Wonkette Makes Fun of Trig Palin, Calls Him “Retarded”

What’s he dreaming about? Nothing. He’s retarded.

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His mom went to a lot of trouble to leak amniotic fluid over 8 states to make sure that he arrived in this world somewhat alive,”

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Enjoy yourself today, Trig. Have fun! Get drunk (on purpose this time)! We can hardly wait for 15 years from now, when you will finally be able to vote and will be sent off by your mother’s junta to fight the Union in the Great Alaska War. It’ll be quite a loss. You’re the smartest one in that family.

University Prof. Sends Vulgar E-Mail to College GOP: ‘Fu** You!’

When the College Republican club at the University of Iowa sent out a university-approved blast e-mail regarding its “Conservative Coming out Week,” one professor took umbrage with it. And she let the group know it with three some simple words: “Fu** You Republicans!”

Ellen Lewin, a professor of Anthropology and Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies in the Department of Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies, was outraged at the club‘s playful rundown of the week’s events, which included a friendly blood drive competition between Republicans and Democrats “for a good cause.”

Joy Behar: Bill O’Reilly Needs to Be Smacked Around

“Well, he is little bit intimidating as you say,” Behar remarked to MacLaine confirming her . He bullies you a little bit, I think. I felt that.” At the end of the segment MacLaine insisted that O’Reilly needs a motherly figure like Joy Behar to control him. “To smack him around,” Behar added, and MacLaine agreed.

On Faith’ Contributor, liberal theologian Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite,Calls Paul Ryan Budget Supporters to Repentance This Holy Week

Christian evangelicals who support the Ryan budget that hurts the poor and rewards the rich as the ‘Gospel according to Ayn Rand’ have some soul searching to do and Holy Week is a good time to do that.

“I think it’s fair to say that their vision is radical,” Obama told a town hall gathering at the headquarters of Facebook, the huge social network company.

“I don’t think it’s particularly courageous,” he said of the GOP plan to convert Medicare to a voucher program and make big cuts to the federal-state Medicaid program for the poor.

Bonus: Later, at a privaate fund-raiser in San Francisco, Obama scolded and blamed “climate change deniers”

In a tweet, Wonkette announces that their former advertiser, Papa John’s, is not only “shitty,” but “homophobic.”

Homophobic = not giving gays a pass on every nasty thing they say or do. That is the only possible definition of the word he can be using to get to this conclusion.

The site was just as gay when Papa John’s was advertising on it before. The only difference is that they posted that nasty Trig post.

So the only conclusion that can be drawn is that the gentleman scholars at Wonkette believe that only homophobes could ever hold gays responsible for their actions. Truly enlightened people give them a pass on everything.

Because they’re gay.

Homeland Security’s outgoing communications chief, Sean Smith threatened to “f—ing decapitate” the staff at the immigration office press shop.

After some back-and-forth among the staff, Smith sent an email to Nantel and her deputy Richard Rocha with the following:

“I swear to f—ing god I am going to come over to ICE and f—cking decapitate every single person in both the press shop and leg shop,” he wrote. “Not only does Eileen have all this information, she also knows the NYT has it. Only 3-4 people knew that, and most of them are on this email chain.”

He ended the note with, “John, we need to talk about the future of your press shop.” The last part was directed toward John Morton, the director of ICE who was copied on the email along with a few other officials.

Chris Matthews: Tea Partiers Just Want to Cut Funding to the Poor

“Well, the only cuts that they seem to want are the cuts to the poor people….you’re laughing because you know how right-wingers think.”

As always, you can make up to 3 selections, but you  can only vote once,at Left-Wing Institute For Civil Discourse.

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Video: Beck and O’Reilly Discuss Bashir/Breitbart Interview – Wonder How Long MSNBC Can Stay In Business Like This

If you haven’t yet seen the entire interview, you can watch it, here.

Bashir, essentially conducted the entire interview like it was an inquisition, shamelessly using dishonest Media Matters talking points, and at one point even holding up a racist photoshop of Obama, and asking Breitbart’s opinion of it, as if he had something to do with it.

Remember when liberals screeched, “guilt by association!”, throughout 2008, every time a conservative dared mention any of Obama’s many shady associations in Chicago, like Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, Tony Rezco, ACORN, and more? Knowledge of these deep associations actually allowed citizens to make an informed assessment of Obama’s character, and world-view. It was not guilt by association, it was guilt of association. It would have been nice if the MSM had focused on Obama’s associations more, because the American people may have made a better decision in November 2008, if they had had all the information.

Holding up a picture of someone else’s racist photoshop isn’t even “guilt by association” because Breitbart isn’t  in any way associated with the woman who shared the photoshop. That was just a pathetically transparent attempt to smear a man’s character.

Breitbart handled it well, I thought, by pointing out exactly what Bashir was doing:

“You’re trying to insinuate that I’m a racist here, which is what MSNBC does to conservatives every single day”.

Beck and O’Reilly were bowled over by Bashir’s over-the-top hostility, and wondered how long MSNBC can stay afloat, using such a blatant, left-wing, propagandistic business model.

If you thought that Comcast’s new ownership of MSNBC meant that the news outlet would moderate its tone, and try avoid looking like such a left-wing, propaganda machine, think again.

Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters, writes:

In the past several weeks, every possible Republican presidential candidate has been totally eviscerated by MSNBC commentators, especially Donald Trump in recent days who has taken up oftentimes half of the programs during this station’s prime time schedule.

Scarier still is that we’re more than eighteen months away from Election Day. What kind of nonsense is going to transpire on this so-called news network next year as we get into primary season and the actual presidential campaign?

More importantly, how much of this nonsense is Comcast going to put up with before it risks seeing disgusted Americans cancel their television and internet subscriptions because of what is happening on MSNBC?

Comcast is my cable company. Or, I should say, was.

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Get Ready For Hyper-Inflation: China Ready To Dump US Dollars

Zero Hedge: “if you’re not preparing for mega-inflation already, you need to start doing so NOW. The Fed WILL continue to pump money into the system 24/7 and it’s going to result in the death of the US Dollar.”

In case you missed it, earlier this week China announced that its foreign currency reserves are excessive and that they need to return to “reasonable” levels.

In politician speak, this is a clear, “we are sick of the US Dollar and will be taking steps to lower our holdings.” Remember, the US Dollar is China’s largest single holding. And China has already begun dumping Treasuries (US Debt).

This comes on the heels of China deciding (along with Russia) to trade in their own currencies, NOT the US Dollar. Not to mention the numerous warnings Chinese politicians have been issuing to the US over the last 24 months.

In simple terms, China is done playing nice and is now actively moving out of US Dollar denominated assets. This is the beginning of the US Dollar’s end as world reserve currency.

Remember, the Republicans are the radical ones for trying to put us on a sound, fiscal path. Sensible pols don’t want to endanger our booming recovery by reining in spending. The answer to all of our fiscal problems is “tax the rich”.

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David Limbaugh: To Retire Our National Debt, We Must Retire Obama

Obama’s ever-changing proposals, allegedly designed to tackle the problem, simply could not work. One of the following must be true: He doesn’t agree that the crisis is grave, doesn’t understand that his policies can’t work, doesn’t have the same vision about America as most of us, or doesn’t intend for his policies to work. Some people believe he’s intentionally damaging America, because they believe he’s too smart not to know that we face a crisis and that his policies can’t work.

I don’t pretend to comprehend the inner child of his past that apparently impels him to pursue this current path of destruction. My educated guess is that his leftist ideology blinds him to the inefficacy of failed liberal prescriptions but also that this same ideology tells him that if things don’t get appreciably better, then that’s OK, too, because America’s had more than its fair share of prosperity anyway.

Hat tip: Brian B