DSCC Responds Lamely To Koch Bros Letter

Guy Cecil, Executive Director of Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee probably wishes he could affect the same sort of subtle, cordial but cutting humor deployed by Koch Industry’s clever President of Government & Public Affairs, Philip Ellender, yesterday, but alas, no. Good Gad, no. Cecil is a liberal clod who couldn’t resist the temptation to continue the left’s campaign of demagoguery and demonization of the Kochs in his letter – so his clumsy attempt at  sarcasm falls drastically flat.

Via Weasel Zippers:

Dear Phil:

Thank you for your genuine, heartfelt concern about our recent solicitation and your request for clarification. Indeed, the form letter and follow-up solicitation you received was a staff error.

However, the bigger and more troubling mistake is the long political history of your employer, the Koch Brothers. As a (former?) Democrat, perhaps your time would be better spent looking into their efforts to privatize Social Security or their opposition to expanding the children’s health insurance program. Or maybe, you can post a list of all of the anonymous contributions they have made to right-wing smear campaigns across the country. If you’d like to share voicemails from all the shady groups asking you for millions of dollars, we’d happily listen to those as well.

So, I write to make it clear that your invitation was an error and has been rescinded.

Sincerely,

Guy Cecil
Executive Director
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

Note how he had the  audacity to use the term “right wing smear campaigns” after watching the left  viciously attack these two job producers and philanthropists for six months straight for nothing more than the sin of donating to conservative/libertarian causes…whipping up the drones into an irrational anti-Koch frenzy — because only progressive sugar daddies are allowed to make political donations, or something.

But he wasn’t through, folks. He saved his big “laugh line” for last:

P.S.: I was impressed how quickly you responded, given how often you must be on the phone with Governor Walker of Wisconsin.

Uh, yeah–leave the jokes to the professionals, next time, ‘kay pal?

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Don’t ask me how I found this…but check out this other shining example of DSCC humor:

Proving once again how unserious Dems are about promoting a “new tone” in politics, those doggie tees are actually being pushed in the DSCC store. Let that sink in…They want people to clothe their pets in anti-Republican apparel. And not just one particular, perhaps unpopular Republican, but all of us. They want to direct the hatred toward all of us.

UPDATE:

Am I the only one appalled by this?

Left-wing Institute For Civil Discourse: Adventures In New Tone: Specimans From The DSCC Store

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A suggestion for the RNC Store:

Just kidding. I don’t really want my political leaders engaging in rhetoric like this. (But I don’t mind doing it, myself – to make a point.)

Linked by Michelle Malkin Buzzworthy, thanks!

Video: Krauthammer Corrects The Record On David Brooks

The Daily Caller reports:

Earlier this week, New York Times columnist David Brooks offered a scathing rebuke of congressional Republicans’ stand on the debt ceiling, saying the GOP is undermining their its position by not budging on raising taxes.

Later in the week, Brooks got accolades from those on the left, including a mention from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on the Senate floor, for being a reasonable “conservative.”

Last weekend’s broadcast of “Inside Washington” highlighted Dingy Harry’s Senate floor citation of “Conservative columnist” David Brooks’ latest brain farts musings.

“Well, forgive me but” —- Krauthammer demurred, ” I have to correct your copy, again – – – conservative columnist?”

Thank you Charles Krauthammer.

This is why I get annoyed when people call Sir Charles, (such a valuable asset to the conservative cause), a RINO. If Charles Krauthammer is a RINO, I’m a RINO, and let me tell you – I ain’t no RINO.

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Project Valour IT, Day 8

In case you don’t know, this is what this great cause is all about:

Project Valour-IT, in memory of SFC William V. Ziegenfuss, helps provide voice-controlled/adaptive laptop computers and other technology to support Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines recovering from hand wounds and other severe injuries. Technology supplied includes:

Voice-controlled Laptops – Operated by speaking into a microphone or using other adaptive technologies, they allow the wounded to maintain connections with the rest of the world during recovery.

Marine Team leader, Wollfe of Howling at the Moon dug up this 1962 advertisement for Marine Corps Officers, sung by Patsy Cline, to help get you in the giving mood.

UPDATE:

Each team has a goal of reaching $25,000. With just a week to go, the Marine Team is in second place with a paltry $6,503 raised. Army leads with $11,347 – almost half-way there. Navy is in 3rd place with $3,661, and rounding out the bottom is the Air Force with only $1,666 raised.

We can do better than that, people. I know the economy stinks, right now, but if  enough people participate, the donations don’t have to be large – every little bit helps. Let’s do this for the troops!

To donate to Team USMC, go here.

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Video: Oversight and Reform #Ask Obama Where are the Freakin’ Jobs???

A timely video considering today’s grim  jobs report, brought to you by :

President Barack Obama just held a Twitter Townhall on #jobs & the #economy, attempting to explain why none of his policies, record spending and unprecedented river of government red tape has helped grow private-sector jobs. With unemployment climbing to 9.2% today (14.1 million Americans unemployed), we put together a #fact check from the #AskObama Twitter town hall. We’d like to #AskObama: where are the jobs?

Here’s another question. Where are the personal sacrifices? Obama likes to tell the American people that “we all need to make sacrifices”, yet where are his?

White House Dossier reports to day, that Ninety Percent of Obama Travel at Least Partly Politics.

Nearly 90 percent of President Obama’s domestic travel in the first six months of this year has been either partially or entirely political, and almost all the costs are borne by taxpayers, according to a White House Dossier Analysis.

Since returning from vacation in Hawaii Jan. 4, Obama has embarked on 25 domestic trips involving use of Air Force One. Of the total, 22 have involved either a fundraiser, travel to a presidential battleground state, or both.

Only three times has the president traveled for purely non-political purposes: a trip to visit flooding victims in Tennessee; a visit to New York City to meet with 9/11 families and lay a wreath; and a trip to Albany, New York to speak about the economy.

He also visited Joplin on May 29, which was probably a sacrifice for him.

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2012 candidate for President, Congressman Thaddeus McCotter (MI) weighs in on the jobs numbers:

“Over sixteen million Americans are unemployed. Over thirty million Americans are unable to pursue better jobs because of the failed stimulus and other irresponsible, job-crushing policies.  Inflation is rising.  Real wages are declining – everywhere except at the Obama White House.  To Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney’s big government and bailout banks, this is an economic statistic.  To Main Street, this is real suffering.  This must and will end.

“Like every one else in this age of international, global competition, big government and the bailout banks must be restructured for the future, and taxation and regulatory reform must be implemented, so our entrepreneurs and workers can immediately grow our economy and commence an era of unprecedented prosperity for the American people.”

More re-ax via Hot Air: Boehner’s office, calling it like it is: “Yikes” on jobs report

Just One Minute picks Obama’s biggest laugh line from his “Jobs Chat”.

And  more from Hot Air: Carney: Yeah, we don’t think Americans care about GDP, jobless numbers

This just in from The Heritage Foundation:

Jobs Report Analysis
In it you will find the following facts:

— The unemployment rate increased 0.1 percent to 9.2 percent while the labor force participation rate declined to 64.1 percent.
— The report shows a staggering reduction of 445,000 in employed workers.
— The labor force participation rate fell to 64.1 percent, the lowest level since 1984.
— For women 20 or older, the participation rate fell to its lowest level since 1996.
— There was also a surge in the number of unemployed individuals who have been unemployed for less than five weeks.

BONUS: Most of the key items on the President’s agenda raise business costs and discourage expansion, such as…

  • The health care reform legislation raises the costs of employer-sponsored health insurance;
  • The new financial regulations make accessing capital difficult for smaller businesses;
  • The pending Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations of carbon dioxide and coal-fired power plants will raise the cost of energy;
  • The promised tax increases on successful businesses discourage entrepreneurs from taking risks on new ventures; and
  • Obama’s activist National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) seeks to foist unions on employers and employees, despite the fact that unionized businesses create fewer jobs.

More info HERE, including charts & full analysis you can easily use on blogs, link sharing sites, etc.

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Oh puhleese…Gateway Pundit: Obama: Don’t Look at Me… It’s the Earthquake, Tornado, State Budget Cuts, Gas Prices, Local Budget Cuts, Greece’s Fault.

Director Blue: Unexpectedly: Unemployment rises to 9.2% and U.S. adds only 18,000 jobs in June — on predictions of 125,000

Doug Powers at Michelle Malkin: June Jobs Report Released, and There’s That Word Again

What word? Oh…that word.

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Friday Free-For-All Operation Fast and Furious Edition

Updates in this shocking story are coming in fast and furious, now (excuse the pun), and it’s looking increasingly like Eric Holder is going down. In fact, today, Congressman Allen West called for his removal.

During an appearance on the Steve Gill Show, U.S. Rep. Allen West said the roads that appear to lead to those responsible for the botched program that was supposed to trace guns to high-ranking drug lords are alarming.

“This is just another sad chapter in the Eric Holder book of ineptness and incompetence,” West said. “Eric Holder needs to be brought before an investigative committee and if those charges are warranted he needs to be held accountable.

“At least the president needs to realize that Eric Holder needs to be removed from the Department of Justice … or else it appears President Obama is complicit and in approval of the actions of his attorney general,” he said.

And today via Big Government it comes out that Holder knew all about Project Gunrunner, and and is on record bragging about its implementation as far back as April of ’09:

the problem with Holder’s feigned ignorance is that he gave a speechin Cuernavaca, Mexico, on April 2, 2009, in which he boasted about Operation “Gunrunner” and told Mexican authorities of everything he was doing to insure its success.Holder told the audience:

Last week, our administration launched a major new effort to break the backs of the cartels.  My department is committing 100 new ATF personnel to the Southwest border in the next 100 days to supplement our ongoing Project Gunrunner, DEA is adding 16 new positions on the border, as well as mobile enforcement teams, and the FBI is creating a new intelligence group focusing on kidnapping and extortion. (Italics mine)

But once the whole thing got crazy, and “Fast and Furious” left Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry dead, Holder and others in the Justice Department went from boasting about such projects to pressuring people like Acting ATF Director Melson to keep their mouths shut.

Melson is on record saying that “Justice Department officials sought to limit and control his communications with Congress.” Moreover, when he saw the storm clouds rising and attempted to reassign “every major official involved” in Operation “Fast and Furious,” Melson said “Justice Department officials directed him and other ATF officials to not communicate to Congress the reasoning behind the reassignments.”

Nice knowing ya, Holder…

This is just sooo so sick: Too bad to check: Project Gunrunner was funded by … the stimulus:

I really did think it was too bad to check, despite posts about it at PJM, Weasel Zippers, and Free Republic. But I checked. You’ll find complete PDF and text versions of the final stimulus bill right here. Scroll down to page 16 (of 407!) in the PDF version and behold:

For an additional amount for ‘‘State and Local Law Enforcement Assistance’’, $40,000,000, for competitive grants to provide assistance and equipment to local law enforcement along the Southern border and in High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas to combat criminal narcotics activity stemming from the Southern border, of which $10,000,000 shall be transferred to ‘‘Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Salaries and Expenses’’ for the ATF Project Gunrunner.

And to think, you guys say the stimulus didn’t produce anything. It produced guns for Mexican drug cartels, didn’t it? Says Ben Domenech, in a stroke of perfect black humor: “Shovel ready.”

Darrel Issa updated America on the explosive scandal on  Hannity, last night:

Almost as if on cue, news comes out today that the White House Plans to Release New Gun Safety Measures ‘in the Near Future’:

Six months after Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot, the White House is preparing to propose some new steps on gun safety, though they’re likely to fall short of the bold measures activists would like to see.

Spokesman Jay Carney said that the new steps would be made public “in the near future.” He didn’t offer details, but people involved in talks at the Justice Department to craft the new measures said they expected to see something in the next several weeks. Whatever is proposed is not expected to involve legislation or take on major issues, like banning assault weapons, but could include executive action to strengthen the background check system or other steps.

“The president directed the attorney general to form working groups with key stakeholders to identify common-sense measures that would improve American safety and security while fully respecting Second Amendment rights,” Carney said Thursday. “That process is well under way at the Department of Justice, with stakeholders on all sides working through these complex issues, and we expect to have some more specific announcements in the near future.”

Of course, as Issa said in the above video, the Obama administration isn’t enforcing the laws we have now:

“there seems to be a ‘don’t bother to enforce at all’ policy, so that disturbs us — that there’s less gun enforcement about illegal gun transactions under an administration that theoretically is more for gun control, and George W. Bush went out of his way to try to help the Mexicans by having a zero tolerance to illegal guns sales that could end up in Mexico.”

Issa noted:

“Under President George W. Bush, U.S. attorneys were even fired for not enforcing guns laws strictly enough.”

Ann Barnhart lays it all out:

THIS IS TREASON. This is the epitome of treason. The Obama/Clinton machine has directly coordinated with outside governments to overthrow the Constitution of the United States, and has facilitated the invasion of the United States by a de facto non-uniformed Mexican military in the form of narco-gangs, who, it is argued, are the real power in Mexico City already.

4. This is also textbook SEDITION. In attempting to create optics that implicated the Second Amendment to the Constitution as being responsible for arming narco-terrorists and the resulting mass murder, the Obama/Clinton machine has engaged in attempted insurrection against the established lawful order, namely the Constitution. They have subversively attempted to stir up rebellion against the Constitution by fraudulently stirring up commotion against the Constitution. This “commotion” took the form of the calculated murder of hundreds of Mexican civilians, law enforcement officers and regular military and the murder of at least two U.S. law enforcement officers.

5. Obama personally acknowledged these acts of treason and sedition when he told Sarah Brady on March 30, 2011 that gun control in the U.S. was coming, but that “we have to go through a few processes. Under the radar.”

The WaPo story where Obama was quoted making the “under the radar statement to Sarah Brady: Over a barrel? Meet White House gun policy adviser Steve Croley:

On March 30, the 30th anniversary of the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan, Jim Brady, who sustained a debilitating head wound in the attack, and his wife, Sarah, came to Capitol Hill to push for a ban on the controversial “large magazines.” Brady, for whom the law requiring background checks on handgun purchasers is named, then met with White House press secretary Jay Carney. During the meeting, President Obama dropped in and, according to Sarah Brady, brought up the issue of gun control, “to fill us in that it was very much on his agenda,” she said.

“I just want you to know that we are working on it,” Brady recalled the president telling them. “We have to go through a few processes, but under the radar.”

 The Daily Mail covered Obama’s “Under the radar” comment in May: Obama under fire for eyeing gun control ‘under the radar’

More Barnhart:

Read the latest from Sipsey Street Irregualrs and forward.

Two angles:

1. The Obama/Clinton machine is trying to gin up a global “cry” in the U.N. for “something to be done” about all of these American weapons, which Obama would then respond to by signing on the Small Arms Treaty in order to “make amends” for America’s crimes against humanity, when in fact the crimes against humanity were carried out BY OBAMA AND CLINTON THEMSELVES. This is all TEXTBOOK Marxist-Alinsky agitation and rabblerousing. The Marxist agitator is specifically tasked with CREATING CHAOS where none existed before, and then leveraging that chaos to advance the Marxist revolution. In this case, the “chaos” is not merely picketing or rallies, but PILES OF DEAD HUMAN BEINGS, killed by narco-terrorists specifically armed by the agitators themselves, Obama-Jarrett, Clinton, Holder and the rest of the regime.

2. Obama/Clinton are also using Gunrunner to arm Marxist factions who will act AGAINST sovereign, truly free nations that do not fall into line with the Obama/Clinton agenda, in this case the nation of Honduras. This tactic was specifically targeted at Honduras as payback for standing firm on the rule of law and refusing to re-install the Marxist clown, Zelaya, even with Obama and Clinton braying at the top of their lungs that they wanted Zelaya “in”. If I were Honduras, I would consider all of this an act of war against the Honduran people and their constitution. If I were the Honduran president, I would be demanding to meet with, if not deliver an address to a joint session of Congress, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, state governors and anyone else who would listen. The Obama regime has engaged in a shadow war against a free and constitutional Honduras, and must be prosecuted. Viva Honduras Libre! God save the United States of America.

Meanwhile, weapons continue to be found at crime scenes inside the US: 43 weapons in Phoenix traffic stop linked to ATF strategy:

The ABC15 Investigators have linked an additional 43 weapons recovered during a Phoenix traffic stop to the controversial Fast and Furious ATF case. According to court paperwork, Phoenix Drug Enforcement Administration agents discovered the guns in mid-April. They pulled over a vehicle near 83rd Avenue and Interstate 10, near the Phoenix and Tolleson border.

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THE WEAPONS RECOVERED

Agents recovered at least 59 weapons during the bust. The ABC15 Investigators found 43 are connected to the Fast and Furious case with certainty.

We reviewed official ATF Suspect Gun Summary documents – a sort of “watch list” for suspicious gun sales and gun buyers. We matched serial numbers within the ATF documents to gun serial numbers contained within the federal court documents.

Most of the recovered weapons connected to the Fast and Furious case included Romarm/Cugir GP-WASR 10/63 UF Rifles and Romarm Cugir Draco pistols. Agents also recovered at least one FN Herstal pistol.

We found evidence that multiple buyers purchased the weapons seized in the bust and some buyers purchased multiple weapons during one sale.

Stay tuned – more to come.