Video: #OccupyAmerica Zombies

Another great video production from MN Majority:

No clear message, no consistent demands, violence, civil disorder, filth, crude behavior… These are the characteristics of the Occupy America movement, mindless minions possessed by the failed economic policies of President Barack Obama.

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An #OWS news round-up:

Big Journalism’s Dana Loesch: OWS Defecates On Cop Cars, Vandalizes Property, Pelosi Says “Bless Them”

Josh Eboch, Freedomworks: Occupy Wall St. and the Tea Party: A Tale of Two Protests

The Daily Mail: A very privileged protest: Wearing $300 jeans and from some of the most exclusive schools, the children of the one per cent out for a good time at Occupy Wall Street

Video: Holder Abruptly Ends Press Conference When Subject Turns To Fast And Furious

Embattled Attorney General Eric Holder held a press conference, today, to talk about the  foiled Iranian plot to recruit a Mexican drug cartel to kill Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S. by bombing a Washington restaurant.

“This conspiracy was conceived, was sponsored and was directed fromIran” by officials there, Mr. Holder said during a Justice Department news conference to announce a criminal indictment against two men. He vowed to “hold Iran accountable.”

Whatever. Will he hold the Mexican drug cartel (that his ATF armed to the teeth with American weapons) accountable, too?

When the subject turned to Fast and Furious, Holder downplayed the controversy, saying it would let it “detract us from the important business we have to do here at the Justice Department, including matters like the one that we have announced today.”

And with that, the presser was over.

Rush “questioned the timing” of the press conference:

“What a great way to sidestep the fact that he’s being delivered a subpoena for Fast and Furious,” Rush said, a reference to a report that GOP Rep. Issa is calling for more information from Holder regarding what he knew (and when) about the DOJ’s failed gunwalking program, and could send subpoenas this week.

“So here comes Holder. What nice timing; give him something to distract everybody away from Fast and Furious. That’s exactly what this is. … What great timing. … No question in my mind what Holder’s press conference is about.”

DailyRushbo has the audio.

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Fox News: Congressional Investigators to Subpoena Holder in Fast and Furious Probe

It was a brutal weekend for the Obama administration: Gunwalker continued unraveling at a faster pace, with new developments suggesting that Attorney General Eric Holder may not be the only Obama appointee destined for a political fall and possible criminal charges.

In an interview with Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa revealed for the first time that the Drug Enforcement Administration was far more involved in running the operation than the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives:

It wasn’t an ATF operation. They were part of that. It was a joint operation in which DEA knew more than ATF.

This directly conflicts with prior statements by DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart — she claimed that the DEA only played a supporting role and that her DEA agents in El Paso and Phoenix were only “indirectly involved in the ATF operation through DEA-associated investigative activity.” She further absolved her agency by claiming that “DEA personnel had no decision-making role in ATF operations” associated with Fast and Furious.

Keep reading at the link.

Jacob Turk Mulling Another Run For Cleaver’s Seat In MO Dist-5

Jacob Turk, who in 2010, came within nine points of winning US Congressman Emanuel (Spittlegate) Cleaver’s seat in the deep blue 5th district in Missouri,  tells me he is considering another runThe newly redrawn district has been extended to include some Republican leaning rural communities east of Kansas City. He’s making phone calls to his supporters in the district to query their opinions and garner support for another run. According to Turk,  responses have been nothing but positive, and fund-raising pledges are off to a great start.

Turk, who’s never been an establishment favorite,  was recently in Washington DC for a conservative conference with his wife, Donna, and had the opportunity to meet with some nationally known conservative groups who were willing lend some support to his campaign, support he didn’t see in 2010.

With 2012 looking like another unfavorable year for Democrats, and with District 5 newly redrawn to improve his chances, (slightly), and with more support then ever, my question was, what’s stopping you?

He’ll be making a decision, next week.

Dems, in the meantime, have turned to the courts to block the redistricting plan that cost them a Congressional seat in Missouri.

St. Louis Today reported, last month:

A group of plaintiffs backed by a national Democratic legal fund filed a lawsuit in Jefferson City to overturn the map that will pare the number of Congressional districts in the state from nine to eight.

The lawsuit says that the Republican-controlled state Legislature “utilized an overreaching process for wholly partisan purposes” when they redrew the boundaries in a way that eliminates the district of St. Louis Democratic U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan.


The suit was bankrolled by the National Democratic Redistricting Trust, established as part of a national strategy to challenge redistricting maps at the state level.

In Missouri, the suit asks the court to throw out the map and redraw a new one before February, when filing for the November 2012 ballot will begin.

Although Carnahan has been hinting for months that he would file a lawsuit to block the redistricting map, the four-term Congressman is not among the plaintiffs in the suit, which includes residents of five Missouri counties and the city of St. Louis.

Lawsuit petition, here.

National Democratic Redistricting Trust is funded in part by the American Association For Justice PAC, which represents the class action lawsuit industry in the nation’s capital. 97% of that money goes to Democrats and only 3% to the GOP.

In other words this is an effort being bankrolled by the institutional left. Carnahan really wants his seat back.

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Ballot News: Redistricting Roundup: Lawsuits continue to pile up:

In what is likely to be a sign of things to come, the courts had a busy week this week in redistricting. Nationwide, there were 7 states where a lawsuit was filed this week relating to the redistricting process.

Some of the states had already had one lawsuit filed — others simply say legal action relating to an ongoing suit.

Lawsuits were filed in the following states this week:

  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Missouri
  • New Mexico
  • Ohio
  • Texas

Overall, lawsuits have been filed in 26 states thus far during the redistricting process.

Bad News For Mitt: NBC Reports 3 Romney Advisers Met 12 Times With Obama Officials To Help Craft ObamaCare

There is one reason, and one reason only, grass-roots conservatives are rejecting Romney’s candidacy for President, and it has nothing to do with his religion. It’s all about RomneyCare, and this report of collusion between his own advisers and the White House does not in any way bolster his claims that he he was always against a “one size fits all” health care plan.

Via Weasel Zippers, *anybody but this guy:

(NBC News) – Newly obtained White House records provide fresh details on how senior Obama administration officials used Mitt Romney’s landmark health-care law in Massachusetts as a model for the new federal law, including recruiting some of Romney’s own health care advisers and experts to help craft the act now derided by Republicans as “Obamacare.”

The records, gleaned from White House visitor logs reviewed by NBC News, show that senior White House officials had a dozen meetings in 2009 with three health-care advisers and experts who helped shape the health care reform law signed by Romney in 2006, when the Republican presidential candidate was governor of Massachusetts. One of those meetings, on July 20, 2009, was in the Oval Office and presided over by President Barack Obama, the records show.

“The White House wanted to lean a lot on what we’d done in Massachusetts,” said Jon Gruber, an MIT economist who advised the Romney administration on health care and who attended five meetings at the Obama White House in 2009, including the meeting with the president. “They really wanted to know how we can take that same approach we used in Massachusetts and turn that into a national model.”

*Of course I reserve the right to totally change my mind should he somehow manage to win the nomination…in which case the refrain changes to “Anyone but Obama.”


Good news for Mitt, via Michelle Malkin: Mooooderate GOP Governors’ Club: Christie to endorse Romney

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, thanks!