Video: Paul Ryan Cracks Up At Reporter’s Question About Obama’s Latest Demagogic Attack

As the Washington Beacon aptly put it, The President fired up his base, (aka the MSM) today in a speech before the Associated Press luncheon at the American Society of Newspaper Editors convention in Washington, D.C.

He viciously attacked the GOP budget resolution proposed by House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) to the delight of  the media toadies in attendance.

The president accused Republicans of promoting a failed theory of “trickle-down” economics driven by large tax cuts for the wealthy financed at the expense of federal spending on the middle class.

The GOP vision, as outlined in the Ryan budget, was “nothing but thinly veiled Social Darwinism” and “a Trojan horse designed as a deficit reduction plan,” the president said.

“I don’t think people fully appreciate the nature of [the GOP] budget,” he said.

History has proven “their theory” wrong, Obama argued, before chastising Republicans for refusing to “show some humility and moderate their views.”

“Instead of moderating their views even slightly, the Republicans running Congress right now have doubled down,” he said, describing Ryan’s budget as “so far to the right it makes the Contract with America look like the New Deal.”

Though he did not mention Ryan by name, Obama did call out GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney, who has praised Ryan’s budget as “marvelous.”

“He even called [the Ryan budget] marvelous,” the president said of Romney. “Which is a word you don’t often hear when it comes to describing the budget. It’s a word you don’t often hear generally.”

The crowd of reporters erupted in laughter.

Guy Benson at Townhall called it Obama’s Worst Speech Yet.

Today we witnessed something truly remarkable. Barack Obama managed to out-do himself by uncorking what very well may have been the most dishonest, demagogic, and bitterly partisan speech of his presidency.

In an interview with CBS News’ Chip Reid in Wisconsin on Tuesday, Rep. Paul Ryan was also laughing, but not with the President — at the President’s comically demagogic criticism of his budget proposals. He said, “unfortunately, we’re used to the President acting like this”, called him the “Campaigner in Chief”, and  went on to say instead of offering real  solutions to fix this country’s problems, Obama offers “these baseless, partisan attacks.”

“You know, I don’t think history is going to be kind to a President, that when confronted with one of country’s most pressing challenges – the debt crisis – chooses to do nothing about it, and then waits for those of us who offer solutions, to attack us in these baseless ways… I think what the President is trying to do is offer this big government populism and in an effort not to propose solutions, but in an effort to divide and distract this country for the purposes of his reelection, and I just don’t think people are going to buy this stuff.”

So annoying – embedding not allowed, watch on YouTube…


Video of some of Obama’s outrageous remarks via Townhall:

I hadn’t realized he also made a “joke” telling reporters to feel free to transmit his speech to Vladamir…Wow…that wasn’t very funny at all, was it?


Newsbusters: Paul Ryan: ‘Three Certainties in My Life – Death, Taxes and Bitter Partisan Attacks From Obama’

Talking to Fox News after the President spoke at the Associated Press’s annual luncheon, Ryan said, “I seem to have three certainties in my life – death, taxes and bitter partisan attacks from President Barack Obama” (video follows with transcribed highlights and absolutely no need for additional commentary):


Fire Andrea Mitchell: Bret Baier destroys whiny propaganda minister Jay Carney over Obama’s budget (Video)

An interesting discussion between lefty Thom Hartmann and Peter Ferrara, Senior Fellow at the Carleson Center for Public Policy / author-America’s Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb.

Linked by Michelle Malkin, and Doug Ross, and Pundit and Pundette, thanks!

Tuesday Link-Around — The Vetting Continues

Graphic via Reaganite Republican

America elected a lying, duplicitous, radical community organizer bent on transforming the nation from a free Democratic Republic into something at best resembling a European style Socialist state – at worst a Soviet satellite. The media gatekeepers continue to protect him from scrutiny, the Republican establishment is afraid to confront it because they don’t want to upset the mushy middle  – it’s up to the right-ring blogosphere, once again – to inform the public.

Big Government: The Vetting – Valerie Jarrett Keeps Obama Close to Radical Roots:

The Iranian-born Jarrett (her parents were American expatriates) found a foothold in Chicago politics through her marriage to Dr. William Robert Jarrett, whose father Vernon held sway as a columnist on the Chicago Sun-Times–for a time, the city’s only major black columnist.

In 1991, Vernon Jarrett enthusiastically promoted a Chicago visit by professor Derrick Bell, who was still on voluntary unpaid leave from Harvard Law School, in protest at the faculty’s refusal to hire visiting professor Regina Austin.

Barack Obama, who had joined Bell in that protest, had just graduated from Harvard and had begun work in Chicago at the law firm of Davis, Miner, Barnhill and Galland, a prominent local civil rights firm.

Bell’s visit had been arranged by the Community Renewal Society, a left-wing group that wanted Bell to help it launch a “racial justice agenda” across the Chicago area. He addressed the Society’s annual dinner, delivering a radical speech on the “permanence” of racism. Describing the civil rights movement as “childlike, trusting, believing, and hopelessly naive,” he suggested a more confrontational approach to race relations.

In addition to the dinner, Bell was invited to conduct a workshop with leading Chicago community organizers. Those invited included Obama’s pastor, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, as well as Father Michael Pfleger, both of whom became notorious during the 2008 presidential campaign.

  Noisy Room: Beck to Publish Blockbuster on Obama’s Communist Mentor:

Seizing on the scandal involving President Obama’s “open mic” obsequious conversation with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, Glenn Beck has announced that Paul Kengor’s explosive new book on Frank Marshall Davis will be published this summer through Beck’s Mercury Ink outlet. Davis was a pro-Moscow communist who helped raise and mentor Obama.

Davis, Beck says, is the key to understanding Obama’s pro-Russian foreign policy.

The new Kengor book carries the title, THE COMMUNIST Frank Marshall Davis: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mentor. Mercury Ink, which is publishing the book, is the publishing imprint of Mercury Radio Arts, Inc., a multimedia production company owned by Beck.

In the embarrassing “open mic” incident, Obama told Medvedev that he needed some “space” from the Russians before meeting any more of their demands, and that he would have more “flexibility” after being re-elected. Medvedev promised to transmit the information to “Vladimir,” meaning Vladimir Putin, the former KGB officer who is going to assume the Russian presidency for the second time on May 7. Putin has described the fall of the Soviet Union as “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century.”

One of the leading analysts of the international communist movement, Kengor has written that the evidence, including Davis’s 600-page FBI file, demonstrates that “…a mentor of the current president of the United States was a Communist—and not only a party member, but an actual propagandist for Stalin’s USSR…”

Kengor, who is also a professor at Grove City College in Pennsylvania, has written extensively on “progressives” who came under the influence of the old Soviet Union. His most recent book, Dupes: How America’s Adversaries Have Manipulated Progressives for a Century, has a chapter on Davis.

A member of the Communist Party USA and under FBI surveillance for 19 years, Davis was a mentor to young Barack Obama while he was growing up in Hawaii, for as many as eight years. Kengor’s new book on the subject could be an explosive development in the presidential campaign and possibly jeopardize Obama’s chances for re-election.

Davis, who advised Obama on matters like race relations and college, was listed on the FBI’s security index, meaning that he could be arrested or detained in the event of a national emergency. The FBI material documents Davis’s anti-white and pro-Soviet views, infiltration of the Hawaii Democratic Party, and other activities.

Continue reading.

Western Center For  Journalism: Barack Obama Was A Foreign Student – American Media Threatened Into Silence:

The Postman
Retired United States Postal Worker Allen Hulton recently signed a sworn affidavit for the Maricopa County, Arizona Cold Case Posse convened by Sheriff Joe Arpaio, attesting under oath, to conversations with Mary Ayers, the mother of Bill Ayers. He made his testimony public in a three hour long taped interviewed on March 19th, 2012. Mr. Hutton, by signing an affidavit has subjected himself to laws regarding perjury, not something to be taken lightly as telling the truth is now for him a requirement of law.

His testimony states Mary and Tom Ayers (Parents of Bill ”I don’t regret setting bombs” Ayers) were sponsoring Barack Obama as a foreign student, and financially supporting his education.

This is a huge revelation on not one, but two separate fronts.

Bill Ayers of dubious “Weatherman” fame, was not just “a guy who lives in my neighborhood”, as then candidate Obama brushed aside. The video linked here comes from a televised DNC Debate in the summer of 2008. As Hillary Clinton revealed then, Obama served in a paid position on the Woods Foundation with Bill Ayers and the two were involved in several projects dispersing millions of dollars over several years.

Realistically, the Ayers family could be said to have adopted Barack Obama, if not as a son then certainly as a kindred Marxist spirit, and treated him to one of the finest educations possible.

There is little doubt Mr. Obama has been less than honest with regard to the Ayers family and their significance in his life.
As disingenuous as this is, it is by no means the most important revelation.

If correct, and Obama was introduced to Hulton as a Foreign Student, this means Barack Hussein Obama would have been using a Foreign Passport to get and prove his foreign student status for entrance into Occidental College, Columbia, and later Harvard Universities. Because Hulton has signed an Affidavit, this cannot be disregarded as mere hearsay; it is instead evidentiary in nature.

Hulton documents including affidavit, here.

CNS News: Obama Denounces ‘Radical’ Republican Budget, As Democrats Refuse to Produce One:

(The following AP report does not mention that for the past three years, congressional Democrats have failed to produce a budget of their own. As House Speaker John Boehner said last week, the Republican budget “is a serious effort to deal with the fiscal crisis that we’re facing.  We make the real tough decisions that need to be made.  And I find it interesting that the people who are criticizing our budget are people who have not done a budget.  We’ve been waiting now for over 1,000 days for the United States Senate to act on a budget.” In February, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told reporters, “We do not need to bring a budget to the floor this year.”)

WASHINGTON (AP) – In an election-year pitch to middle-class voters, President Barack Obama is denouncing a House Republican budget plan as a “Trojan horse,” warning that it represents “an attempt to impose a radical vision on our country” that would hurt the pocketbooks of working families.

I was pleasantly surprised to hear our local talk radio station’s news on the hour  report the fact that the Democrats haven’t produced a budget of their own for three years in conjunction with the story about Obama blasting the Republican budget.I wasn’t expecting that.

Big Government: Obama Campaign Fail: Top Bundler Accused of Fraud:

The Washington Post reported Saturday that a major Obama bundler has been accused of fraud.

New Yorker Abake Assongba has pledged to help President Obama win reelection, and as one of his 400 volunteer fundraisers, she has delivered $50,000 to the cause. But she is also trailed by some controversy, accused in court of defrauding a businessman out of $657,000, impersonating a bank official and dodging creditors.

No surprise here – the Democrat party has become a national crime syndicate.

Life News: Obama Admin Forced to Pay $120K After Targeting Pro-Lifer:

“After 18 months of litigation, the DOJ’s case was thrown out of federal court, and the department was chastised for filing a case with no evidence. Federal Judge Kenneth L. Ryskamp stated that Holder’s complete failure to present any evidence of wrongdoing, coupled with the DOJ’s cozy relationship with PWC and their joint failure to preservevideo surveillance footage of the alleged “obstruction,” caused the court to suspect a conspiracy at the highest level of the Obama Administration,” Staver said.

“The Court is at a loss as to why the Government chose to prosecute this particular case in the first place,” wrote Judge Ryskamp. “The Court can only wonder whether this action was the product of a concerted effort between the Government and PWC, which began well before the date of the incident at issue, to quell Ms. Pine’s activities rather than to vindicate the rights of those allegedly aggrieved by Ms. Pine’s conduct.”

Judge Ryskamp concluded that “the evidence could not lead a rational jury to find that Ms. Pine’s conduct [i.e., having peaceful conversations with clinic visitors on a public sidewalk] constituted a physical obstruction within the meaning of FACE.” The Judge chastised Holder for seeking to apply federal law in a clearly unconstitutional manner, saying, “Stretching the terms of FACE to apply to this case…so that a desire to provide people with information about alternatives to abortion constitutes an unlawful motive, would unjustifiably impinge on Ms. Pine’s First Amendment rights.”

Life News: Obama’s HHS Mandate: An Evil Violation of Conscience:

The fundamental problem with the contraception mandate is not that complying with it involves objecting employers in moral wrongdoing. At least for some employers, it may well do that, and this certainly makes the mandate morally objectionable, but this is not the fundamental problem. The fundamental problem with the mandate is that it coerces some people into doing what they think is wrong, and this problem remains regardless of whether the coercion excuses the actions of the people being coerced.

Judicial Watch: DHS To Grant Illegal Aliens “Unlawful Presence Waivers”:

In its quest to implement stealth amnesty, the Obama Administration is working behind the scenes to halt the deportation of certain illegal immigrants by granting them “unlawful presence waivers.”

The new measure would apply to illegal aliens who are relatives of American citizens. Here is how it would work, according to a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announcement posted in today’s Federal Register, the daily journal of the U.S. government; the agency will grant “unlawful presence waivers” to illegal aliens who can prove they have a relative that’s a U.S. citizen.

Currently such aliens must return to their native country and request a waiver of inadmissibility in an existing overseas immigrant visa process. In other words, they must enter the U.S. legally as thousands of foreigners do on a yearly basis. Besides the obvious security issues, changing this would be like rewarding bad behavior in a child. It doesn’t make sense.

Powerline: A Narrow Escape For Taxpayers:

The collapse of the “green” energy industry continued today, as Solar Trust of America LLC filed for bankruptcy. Solar Trust was, it claimed, carrying out the world’s largest solar energy project in California. Two things make Solar Trust’s bankruptcy especially newsworthy: first, Barack Obama’s Department of Energy offered the company a $2.1 billion loan guarantee just last year. Fortunately, Solar Trust turned it down:

Good God – keep reading.

Washington Confidential: Solar company bankrupt despite ‘win-win’ DOE loan: The list of bankrupt solar companies has grown since Schmidt scolded Solyndra investigators. How many more might go bankrupt? Secretary Chu won’t say.

Moe Lane: Debbie Wasserman Schultz gets eviscerated by Doug McIntyre of 790 KABC:

Hey, who wants to hear Debbie Wasserman Schultz do the rhetorical equivalent of stepping on a Bouncing Betty?  Well, we all do, of course.  The video below is theoretically 3 minutes, 26 seconds long – but you’ll have to stop it at least twice so that you can recover from your laughing fit.

Anyway, I don’t know Doug McIntyre, don’t know his politics, don’t really know his media market.  But what I do know is that he will be avoided by the DNC in the future, if only because any Democratic staffer who gets within fifty feet of him will probably now spontaneously burst into flames.

(An updated variant of this post has been crossposted to RedState)

Moe Lane

[UPDATE] We now have a transcript! A taste, via The Washington Free Beacon:

MCINTYRE: The mayor of Los Angeles [Antonio Villaraigosa] was hit with the largest ethics violations in the 200 year history of the city, three of his campaign bundlers are doing the perp walk, and if it wasn’t for millionaires and billionaires, there wouldn’t have been a shovel stuck in the ground in Los Angeles in the last five years. He makes backroom deals with big billionaire developers, while pretending to care about the 99 percent—please, we know the man’s record, we’ve lived with it.

DWS: Well, okay, Doug, is there something else you’d like to talk about? Because I think we’ve probably exhausted this part of the conversation.

Watch video at link.

CNS News: Philly Mayor: Bad Spinach Gets More National Attention Than Black-on-Black Violence:

Black-on-black violence is a “disease” that deserves a “national investigation,” Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter told a Youth Violence Prevention forum in Washington on Monday.

“It is a disease,” Nutter said. “It’s a rash, and if there were a rash killing a hundred and some odd young people on a daily basis we’d be doing something about it.”

The Truth About Guns: Quote of the Day: Narrative Destroying Edition

That would be the Zimmerman racial profiling narrative – which now lies in tatters, not that the truth matters to the likes of Sharpton, the New Black Panthers, and the Obama.

WyBlog: This blog proudly stands with “wrong people”