October Surprise? Obama’s “Other Race Speech” To Be Aired Tonight on Hannity/Daily Caller

Well, this sounds promising on Drudge:

'My pastor, the guy who puts up with me, counsels me, listens to my wife complain about me. He's a friend and a great leader. Not just in Chicago, but all across the country'..
'We don't need to build more highways out in the suburbs'...


Yeah, I was going to drive the girls to dance in a little bit, but no – I think I’ll just delegate that job to my husband, tonight….

The “we don’t need to build more highways out in the suburbs” line would seem to corroborate what Stanley Kurtz wrote about Obama in what PJ Media’s Ron Radosh called the book to Defeat Obama: Stanley Kurtz’s Spreading the Wealth.

What Stanley Kurtz has accomplished in his new book Spreading the Wealth: How Obama is Robbing the Suburbs to Pay for the Cities, to be published on August 2, is nothing less than the complete exposure of President Barack Obama’s secret plans for his second term in office — plans that in reality amount to an assault on the values, well-being ,and quality of life of the very middle-class voters he claims to represent.

The unfortunate title — not an attention-grabber in bookstores —does not covey the breadth of his research, the scholarly yet readable and comprehensive analysis of where the president is coming from, and the nature of the social policy Obama will put into practice if he wins a second term. They amount to an entire gamut of initiatives, some well underway, to redistribute wealth not from the fabled 1% — who really do not have enough to save us from fiscal Armageddon even if the government took 80% of their profits — but from the average, middle-class, hardworking citizens who sought better lives and realized the American dream by moving to the suburbs, where the air is cleaner, the schools are decent, and life is peaceful and integrated.

These citizens are the very swing voters Obama is now courting; his many TV commercials about helping the middle class target them. What Kurtz reveals in chilling detail is that the group of radicals surrounding the president — names most of us (including me) are not familiar with — are nevertheless as dangerous and extreme in their goals as Bill Ayers, Bernardine Dohrn, and Reverend Jeremiah Wright. While those three are persona non grata in the White House, these unknown radicals are just as important, and they are planning social policy with Obama’s approval.

If someone was to say that these people want nothing less than to destroy suburbs in America, you might think that this sounds too crazy to be any kind of real possibility. Yet this is their goal and their hope, motivated by the belief that the growth of the suburbs was not a result of the desire to spread out and lead a good life by people who wanted to realize the American dream, but instead was fueled by racism, greed, and a desire to benefit from exploiting poor minorities. Those making such arguments occupy what is called a “regionalist” movement, and they hope to attain their goal through programs like regional tax base sharing in which money previously held by suburban communities for the benefit of those who live in them will be taken and redistributed to nearby cities and poorer suburbs.

Hat tip: AoSHQ who’s over there eating popcorn.

But you know – the sad fact of the matter is, if the MSM decides to embargo the story – and of course they will – it won’t go outside Fox News and the right wing blogosphere. They’re letting Obama get away with lying to the country for a week after the Benghazi attack that killed four of our citizens. They let Obama and Holder lie about Fast and Furious, another scandal with a body count….

Obama’s journolistas are probably coordinating with the White House as we speak on the best way to handle this story – which will be of course, they’re favorite tactic – ignoring it completely.

I know we all want to think that this will be the blockbuster story that finally wakes people up to who and what Obama is – but I’m getting a sick deja vu feeling from 2008.


Now Drudge is  saying a “nearly 40 minute” tape will be posted tonight at 9:00 Eastern at The Daily Caller.

For nearly 40 minutes, using an accent he never adopts in public, Obama describes a racist, zero-sum society in which the white majority profits by exploiting black America…

OBAMA DECLARES HOW POOR PEOPLE: ‘Need help with basic skills, how to shop, how to show up for work on time, how to wear the right clothes, how to act appropriately in an office’… Developing…


Ace: Is This The Tape?

Eh – having listened to most of the 9:20 scrubbed version of this, I sure hope the full version has a lot more to offer than the usual left-wing clap-trap about Katrina, and the war in Iraq. Even Obama’s fakey black preacher affectation is mild and we’ve all heard it before.

Here’s a clip from Hannity’s program tonight.

One thing is for sure…the fake preacher voice was much more pronounced in the parts of the speech where he was feigning “righteous indignation” about the Stafford Act…

“What’s happenin’ down in N’awlins? ? Where’s yo Dollah? Where’s yo Stafford Act Moneh? Makes no sense! Tells me that somehow, the people down in N’awlins – they don’t care about as much.”



John Nolte, Big Journalism: Time’s Mark Halperin Melts Down over Drudge’s Obama-Video Tease

Ezra Dulis, Big Journalism:Media Freakout: Left, Right Spar over 2007 Obama Video

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Two Border Patrol Agents Assigned to Brian Terry Station Shot in AZ – One Agent Dead

Breaking News on Fox, this morning:

“Early this morning Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brian Terry Station were involved in a shooting near Naco, Ariz. Preliminary reports indicate one agent has died from his injuries and another sustained non-life threatening wounds. The injured agent has been airlifted to the hospital. Names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin. More updates will follow as appropriate. The incident investigation is being led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office.”

The Brian Terry Station is of course named after the agent whose murder abruptly ended the Obama regime’s reckless and deadly Operation Fast and Furious because Fast and Furious weapons were found at the scene.

Time will tell if the guns from this crime will be linked back to Fast and Furious.


Weasel Zippers: Univision: Mexican Drug Cartel Leader “El Diego” Was Captured With Fast And Furious Weapons…

“According to investigations, ‘El Diego’ forms the link between this massacre and Fast and Furious,” an anchor read on air in Spanish Sunday evening, referring to two different mass killings drug cartel operatives used Fast and Furious weapons to conduct as Univision reported.

“When he [El Diego] was captured in Chihuahua in the summer of 2011, he was found with weapons that the American government had allowed to enter Mexico,” the anchor added. […]

Mexican authorities have alleged El Diego is responsible for the murders of at least 1,500 people in Juarez and Chihuaha City, Mexico, according to the El Paso Times.


Via Twitchy, we find Univision taking the lead on this story by asking the obvious question American News Agencies dare not ask:

Can this morning’s deadly shooting that killed one Border Patrol agent and injured another near Naco, Arizona, be tied to Fast and Furious weapons?

That’s what Univision journalist Mariana Atencio is wondering. She also suggested the political implications could be “catastrophic” for President Obama.

Via Fox News, Issa weighs in:

Rep. Darrell Issa , R-Calif., released a statement calling an investigation into the shooting and cautioned about drawing conclusions before “relevant facts are known.”

“This shooting is a tragic reminder of the dangers the brave men and women who guard our borders face every day,” Issa’s statement read.

Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, called the fallen agent a fallen hero.


FOX 10 News reported that the Mexican bandits suspected in the killing were under investigation by the feds as part of Operation Fast and Furious. Video here.

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Obama Scandals Heat Up as Election Day Looms

I would love to be a fly on the wall of the Obama White House as increasingly, mainstream media outlets (other than “Faux” News) cover stories that are (let us say) *unhelpful* to his reelection. There are almost certainly behind closed doors screaming fits, and lamps flying while President Creature Comforts and Commander of Me-Time kicks back in Las Vegas.

President Barack Obama arrived in Nevada last night to begin three days of debate preparation at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort, a luxurious golf community just a few miles from the Las Vegas strip.

Cool as a cucumber, I’m sure, and kept away from unpleasantness like this:

CNN: None Of Our Sources Corroborate Obama Admin’s False Libya Story:

While the Obama regime was using bogus talking points about an out of control mob upset over an internet video,   CNN’s  sources weren’t corroborating any of it. Where was the regime getting its “information”? Did they really think they would get away with such an outrageous coverup so close to an election?

Has the FBI set foot in Benghazi, yet? Apparently not, and Rush thinks he knows why: Rush: Obama Keeps FBI Out Of Benghazi Because ‘The FBI Will Not Lie About What They Find’

Seriously, is this the sort of thing an administration wants just a month before an election? Breaking: House Oversight Committee Will Hold Hearing on Benghazi Attack and Likely Cover-Up (Video)

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform announced tonight that they will be holding a hearing on the Benghazi attack and cover-up.
A letter will be sent to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday. The hearing will focus on the previous attacks in Benghazi leading up to the consulate attack on 9-11.

Mark your calendars, the hearing is set for October 10.

A good question to ask at the hearing:  Did White House arm al-Qaida operatives who killed U.S. ambassador?

Almost entirely missing from the debate surrounding the anti-U.S. attacks in Libya is the administration’s policy of arming jihadists to overthrow Mideast governments. But in the case of Libya, the arming of jihadists may have directly resulted in the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks against the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and the subsequent murder of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, private security employees and former U.S. Navy SEALs Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods.

After changing its story multiple times, the White House finally conceded the deadly assault on the U.S. consulate was a planned attack linked to al-Qaida, as per information released by national intelligence agencies.

The admission prompted Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., to call for the resignation of U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice for pushing the narrative that the attacks were part of a spontaneous uprising.

King may instead want to focus his investigative energies on the larger story: How the Obama administration armed Libyan rebels who were known to include al-Qaida and other anti-Western jihadists, and how the White House is currently continuing that same policy in Syria.

During the revolution against Muammar Gadhafi’s regime, the U.S. admitted to directly arming the rebel groups.

At the time, rebel leader Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi boasted in an interview that a significant number of the Libyan rebels were al-Qaida gunmen, many of whom had fought U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

This was no secret. The American Spectator reported in March, 2011:

White House sources confirm that in the run up to the decision to involve U.S. military personnel, President Obama was fully briefed that a large portion of the Libyan rebel forces most active in areas around such critical cities as Benghazi had ties to al Qaeda, particularly Al Qaeda in Iraq, the wing of the terrorist group that killed hundreds of U.S. troops in Iraq. 

“He was warned that should we reach a point where NATO needs to re-arm the rebels — it appears that time is coming now — we will be arming the very enemy that we have been fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan,” says a career employee at the State Department. “Secretary Clinton knows it, the White House knows it, but we’re working with these thugs anyway because the President thinks it’s the moral thing to do in the face of Gaddafi.”

Someone should ask President Eye Candy if it still feels like “the moral thing to do” in the aftermath of the Benghazi attack.

Then on the Government gunrunning front, there’s  Univision’s Fast and Furious Blockbuster report as described by Doug Ross: MEXICAN STREETS RUN RED WITH THE BLOOD OF CHILDREN: Holder Lies to Congress; Obama Covers Up; U.S. Media Ignores the Slaughter

Thanks to the Spanish language network Univision, we now have a more complete picture of Operation Fast and Furious, the ill-fated gun-running operation orchestrated by Attorney General Eric Holder. The A.G., of course, was found in Contempt of Congress for stonewalling a House of Representatives investigation. And President Obama claimed “executive privilege” as an obvious attempt to cover up Holder’s culpability.

In the mean time, Mexico’s government has put Holder’s death toll at over 200 dead, not to mention U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, who was killed by Mexican drug smugglers armed by Holder’s Justice Department.

See if you can get through this entire Daily Caller piece without breaking into angry tears: Univision uncovers more deadly, heart-wrenching Fast and Furious details

What had happened was Jose Antonio Acosta Hernandez, or “El Diego,” the onetime leader of the Juarez Cartel’s La Linea, sent his team to the birthday party to kill what he thought were members of the rival Sinaloa Cartel.

La Linea is the “enforcement arm” of the Juarez Cartel. According to the El Paso Times, El Diego told Mexican authorities after his capture that La Linea’s mission was, among other things, to “eliminate the members of the Sinaloa cartel in Ciudad Juárez.”

“Regarding the party in Villas de Salvarcar, I was informed that there were some who belonged to the Sinaloa Cartel,” El Diego said in police interrogation videos. “I send the boys, and when they are there, they tell me that they have already located them, and so the order to start working is given.”

When El Diego gave the order, Univision said “seven vans blocked the streets so that nearly 20 hitmen from the Juarez Cartel could unleash the bloodshed with R15 rifles and 9mm pistols.”

“What no one in Mexico ever knew was that some of the weapons used in this massacre were part of a secret gun tracing operation ran by the ATF, according to this exclusive document obtained by Univision News,” Univision reported.

That document was a Mexican Army document that stated, according to Univision: “[t]hree of the high caliber weapons fired that night in Villas de Salvarcar were linked to a gun tracing operation run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).” That operation was Fast and Furious.

An onlooker who went solely by “Gloria” told Univision, “It looked like a war. A war where one only side was shooting.”

Luz Davila and her husband then “rushed down the street,” Univision said, to find out what happened. “Everything went dark,” Davila said. “I could only say that it wasn’t possible.”

“I went inside the house and the first thing I see is the older one, he was face down,” Luz Davila said. “And right ahead was the younger one. He was still alive.”

Both ended up dying. Univision said one of Luz’s sons died on scene and the other died 14 hours later at the hospital.

I’ll stop there – the next line is kinda hard to take…

Not the sort of story the regime wants coming out a month before election day, right?
And again, some in the MSM are not buying Obama’s spin on ‘Fast and Furious’:

…Obama appeared on a Univision program Thursday night and faced tough questions over Fast and Furious, which reportedly led to many deaths in Mexico, and not just the killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. He defended the refusal to give Congress relevant documents by describing them as “internal communications that were not related to the actual Fast and Furious operation.”

As Horowitz’s comments make clear, this is dishonest spin. On Fast and Furious, the president has zero credibility.

Finally, more unpleasantness for Obama festers while he preps for his debate, as reported by The Hill, Monday: Sen. Graham: Obama move on defense layoff notices ‘patently illegal’:

Graham and other Republicans were livid after the Obama administration issued the guidance on Friday telling contractors that their legal costs would be covered due to canceled contracts under sequestration, but only if they did not issue layoff notices before sequestration occurs — and before the November election.

“I will do everything in my power to make sure not one taxpayer dollar is spent reimbursing companies for failure to comply with WARN Act,” Graham told The Hill in a phone interview Monday. “That is so beyond the pale — I think it’s patently illegal.”

Gee, ya think, Senator?

So there are several major scandals bubbling up as the Preezy of the United Skeezy prepares for his big debate, which apparently everyone (including he himself) expects him to lose.

Is Obama good on defense? Is he easily rattled? Because I hear Romney has some zingers planned.


Oh. My. GOD:

Breaking on Fox News this morning: BORDER PATROL AGENT SHOT, KILLED IN AZ

“Early this morning Tucson Sector Border Patrol agents assigned to the Brian Terry Station were involved in a shooting near Naco, Ariz. Preliminary reports indicate one agent has died from his injuries and another sustained non-life threatening wounds. The injured agent has been airlifted to the hospital. Names are being withheld pending notification of next of kin. More updates will follow as appropriate. The incident investigation is being led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Cochise County Sheriff’s Office.”

Possibly with Fast and Furious guns???

Another scandal breaking this week: IG: VA wasted hundreds of thousands on extravagant conferences:

WASHINGTON — Investigators looking into lavish spending for a pair of Veterans Affairs training conferences in 2011 found evidence that department employees improperly accepted gifts, wasted hundreds of thousands on unneeded expenses and exhibited “serious management weaknesses” in handling taxpayer dollars.

The investigation report released Monday by the VA Inspector General’s office also says that the department’s top human resources official, Assistant Secretary for Human Resources and Administration John Sepulveda, “failed to provide proper guidance and oversight to his senior executives” and lied to investigators about details of the conference.

Sepulveda resigned on Sunday, a VA spokesman confirmed. He had served in that position since May 2009, as the department’s top advisor on administrative and employee management issues.

VA officials released a statement saying “misuse of taxpayer dollars is completely unacceptable” and calling the actions cited in the report “serious lapses in oversight, judgment, and stewardship.”


Bryan Preston: A Guide to the Obama Administration’s Five Major Scandals for Mainstream Media Dummies


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