Video: Nancy Pelosi Wants To Amend the First Amendment

This is sure to excite the Occupy crowd Pelosi so admires…

Via Terence P. Jeffrey of CNS News reports:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday endorsed a movement announced by other congressional Democrats on Wednesday to ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution that would allow Congress to regulate political speech when it is engaged in by corporations as opposed to individuals.

The First Amendment says in part: “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press…”

Television networks, newspapers, publishing houses, movie studios and think tanks, as well as political action committees, are usually organized as, or elements of, corporations.

Pelosi said the Democrats’ effort to amend the Constitution is part of a three-pronged strategy that also includes promoting the DISCLOSE Act, which would increase disclosure requirements for organizations running political ads, and “reducing the roll of money in campaigns” (which some Democrats have said can be done through taxpayer funding of campaigns).

The constitutional amendment the Democrats seek would reverse the Supreme Court’s 2010 decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission. In that decision the court said that the First Amendment protects a right of free speech for corporations as well as for individuals, and that corporations (including those that produce newspapers, films and books) have a right to speak about politicians and their records just as individuals do.

Read the full report at CNS News.

God Help Us: Obama Tells Supporters – “It’s Time To Double Down on Clean Energy…” (Video)

It’s “never been more promising!”

Yes, he said that — and people CLAPPED.


At Michelle Malkin, Doug Powers says “hold on to your wallet”, and quips, ” with great examples like this and this and this and this and this and this and these, how could anybody not get caught up in the promise?”

Video: Allen West Spars With Soledad O’Brien on Commies in Congress – Doesn’t Back Down

Rep West went into hostile territory, last night, when he sparred with Soledad O’Brian on CNN, and he didn’t give an inch.  Soledad, as Greg Hengler of Townhall puts it, “is notorious for her more artificial than Katie Couric perky exterior while underneath it all she is seething disdain and contempt for her Republican guests.”

She started out by informing him that  the public doesn’t want him for Romney’s VP choice, and asked him to comment on that. From there, she wanted him to comment on whether of not the Romney campaign “went far enough” in condemning Ted Nugent’s recent controversial statements that got him in trouble with the Secret Service, as if it’s Allen West’s job to comment upon every move the Romney campaign does or doesn’t make. Finally she moved on to his own comments regarding the 78-81 members of Congress whom he recently stated were Communists, conveniently cutting off the part of the clip where he explained he was talking about the Progressive Caucus – a neat trick a lot of libs in the media have been playing.

Do you mean “card carrying Communists?” she asked, barely containing her seething disdain and contempt. Without contesting anything he said in his answer, she attempted to shame him by  challenging him to “name names”:

I wish his last answer had better addressed the laughable statement she cited from the Vice Chairman of the National Communist Party, who condemned West for using “guilt by association”. How sincere can he be when he calls association with his group, “guilt”. Yeah, that guy knows Communism! All Marxists know how to lie and obfuscate and cover for fellow travelers.

They know it’s not safe to come out of the closet, yet.

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers

Ralph Peters on Photos of U.S. Soldiers With Maimed Suicide Bombers: Stop Blaming the Troops – Blame The Generals, Cowardly White House, and Establishment Media

Lt. Col. Ralph Peters joined Megyn Kelly on FOX News, yesterday,  to discuss the publication of photos of U.S. soldiers posing with the bodies of suicide bombers. His reaction was one of outrage – but not at the soldiers, he was fuming at “the generals whose strategy has failed, the cowardly, cowardly White House just trying to kick the can down the road to November, and blame the establishment media that really loves, loves to trash our soldiers and Marines.”

Peters: My take on this is that there’s a terrible scandal here Megyn, but it has nothing to do with our troops in combat. Those troops escaped a suicide bomber, bad judgment, took some dumb pictures, and no terrorists were harmed in the taking of those snapshots. The real scandal is that the LA Times, desperate to survive, creates a scandal, publishes the pictures over the Pentagon’s objections. The real scandal is that the establishment media leaps on another chance to trash our troops. The worst of the scandal is that our leaders, in and out of uniform, rush to condemn our troops. No explanation, no context. And I suggest that White House Spokesman Jay Carney join the military and see what it’s like himself before he condemns our troops.

I’m especially appalled that those in uniform, Gen. Allen, our commander in Afghanistan, just jump to trash our troops. Look, he needs to put it in context. Megyn, the “greatest generation” sent Japanese skulls home to their girlfriends. I’m not condoning it, but I’m trying to make the point that our soldiers out on the front line, and our Marines, are under tremendous stresses. War is not a ladies auxiliary tea party, and it’s all too easy for people comfortable in Los Angeles or New York or the White House to condemn the troops without context. Those troops should be given company level letters of reprimand and moved on.

And, by the way, if our strategy and doctrine is so pathetically weak that it can be derailed, destroyed, shattered by a few burning Korans or a few photographs — the dead body parts of terrorists — well that’s not much of a strategy or a doctrine. So, I’m furious, not at the troops who did something dumb, but I’m furious at the moral cowardice of military leaders who never stick up for our troops but protect their own careers. Do I sound angry? As a 22-year-old former Army enlisted man and officer, I’m angry as can be because Gen. Allen needs to get it through his head that a leader is responsible for everything his troops do or fail to do. That’s the military code. Don’t blame the troops out doing the tough work. Blame the generals whose strategy has failed, the cowardly, cowardly White House just trying to kick the can down the road to November, and blame the establishment media that really loves, loves to trash our soldiers and Marines.

Watch the video at RCP.

This picture, taken by AFP photographer Massoud Hossaini, 30, won the prestigious US journalism prize for his “heartbreaking image of a girl crying in fear after a suicide bomber’s attack at a crowded shrine in Kabul.”

Pic, via Jawa Report

Tarana still cries sometimes when she remembers that day, but she managed an occasional shy smile in an interview with AFP at her modest home on Tuesday, as she cuddled her sisters, who were both wounded in the blast.

That her picture has been featured on newspaper front pages around the world means little to her, she says, with a small shrug and a fleeting smile.

The soldiers seen in the unfortunate pictures the Obama administration is apologizing for, had just narrowly avoided a similar fate.

Please tell me that the  apologies are not directed toward the Taliban, who also, by the way, recently poisoned 150 school girls for having the temerity to go to school.

Please tell me, that just because we’re actually “negotiating” with those animals, and we’re “better than them” (NO KIDDING), we don’t feel the need to actually apologize to the Taliban when our soldiers celebrate not being blown up by them. Let’s hope and pray that the apologies are simply a matter of  obligatory diplomacy toward the Afghan people as a whole, and not meant to appease savages who will never be appeased.

Audio: Issa on Hannity talks About Obama Administration’s Scandals, Stonewalls, Fifth Pleadings…

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, went on Sean Hannity Radio to discuss his investigation into the 2010 GSA Vegas Convention, and other Obama scandals.

In talking about Fast and Furious, Issa expressed his frustration and disgust with Eric Holder, for his lack of transparency, neverending stonewalls, and unconscionable lack of concern for the grieving families:

“…in order to get Holder to make a call ( to Brian Terry’s parents) really required shaming before our committee, he told Hannity.

I sure hope Republicans have some kind of effective endgame in mind, here. I’d hate to think that they’re going to allow themselves to be strung along by the Obama regime’s  malefactors from now until the election.

At some point, there must be a reckoning for their crimes.


Weasel Zippers: Obama Stimulus Gave $10 Million To ATF Project Gunrunner…

(CNS News) — President Barack Obama’s economic stimulus act allocated $10 million to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for a program that traced guns sold to straw purchasers, an operation that was designed to prevent Mexican criminal organizations from obtaining U.S. guns.

The $787-billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the stimulus, was passed by Congress and signed into law in February 2009. From this near-trillion dollar trove, the administration allocated $10 million to the ATF’s “Project Gunrunner” to increase staff by 37 persons, according to a November 2010 Department of Justice Inspector General report.

Will the grim specter of the Obama administration’s overwhelming corruption, as exemplified by the Fast and Furious scandal, help Republicans get elected, this Fall?

One Republican candidate, Ted Cruz, who’s running for US Senate in Texas, is using a Fast and Furious theme in his latest campaign ad to remind voters of the rot rampant in the Obama administration.

Hat tip: Brian B.