37% of Dem WV Voters Prefer Incarcerated Felon Over Obama

Graphic via Weasel Zippers

Wow. I guess coal country wanted to send President Skyrocket a message.

Via The Hill:

A felon incarcerated in Texas took one in three votes away from President Obama in West Virginia’s Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday.

Keith Judd, who is serving time in a federal prison in Texarkana, Texas, for extortion, took 37 percent of the vote, with 50 percent of precincts reporting. Obama captured the remaining 63 percent.

By locking up more than 15 percent, Judd may be entitled to at least one delegate at the Democratic National Convention in September.

Anyone remember anything like this happening to President Bush? No? You know why that is, right?

As Dave Weigel explained on Twitter:

THEORY: Some West Virginia voters might not like black liberals.

Meanwhile, 20% of voters in North Carolina showed their raaaaaacism by voting for “no preference” over SCOAMF.

….Or perhaps even many Democrats have grown weary of  Obama’s never-ending war on coal/oil, class war, racial division, enemies lists, record unemployment numbers, scandals, etc….


Breitbart Is Here Tribute Video

A beautiful tribute to the late great, Andrew Breitbart, our fearless leader in the war against the institutional left; written and performed by Chris Cassone. Video by BigFurHat.

The footage of the bloggers were taken at BlogCon Charlotte,last weekend. I make an appearance toward the end – 4:20.

I couldn’t make myself smile.



Pure Genius: MSNBC’s Schultz Says Reason Obama’s Poll Numbers Are Down Is Because “Nobody in the White House is Talking Like James Hoffa”

Sergeant Schultz was giddy because when Union boss James Hoffa said he wanted to take out those sons of bitches in the tea party, he was “spot on!”

Schultz proceeded to make some truly absurd remarks about how there was nothing wrong with what Hoffa said because of things previously uttered by conservatives such as former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann.

I guess he forgot about all the calls for civility in political discourse – including from himself! – following the tragic January shootings in Tucson.

Missing his own hypocrisy, Schultz actually told his viewers that President Obama’s poll numbers are down “because liberals in many parts of the country are very frustrated that nobody in the White House is talking like James Hoffa.”

Yeah, he really said that.

Note, he even took time to slam the Republican “young guns” ( Eric Cantor, Kevin McCarthy, Paul Ryan) because “young guns” is somehow a troublesome nickname, while glorifying Hoffa’s violent rhetoric.

You can’t make this stuff up.

Schultz brought Hoffa on via satellite to ask the burning question, “Do you think the Republicans are sons of b—hes?”

Hoffa responded, “Well, I think they are if they’re trying to take away food out of the mouth of working people.”

Well yes, that’s the thinking man’s answer. Of course middle class tea partiers (who work for a living, too) “want to take food away from the mouths of working people.” That makes perfect sense.
After listing off a litany of tea party offenses from wanting to take away public union “collective bargaining rights” (guilty!) to “basically (wanting to)take away their pensions” (make modest cuts), he declares, “that’s a BAD person!”
You can count me among the legions BAD persons and SOBs out there who aren’t down with the Obama/big labor/CPUSA agenda.


Oh My!: Wis. Fleebagger’s Campaign Mail Piece Deemed “False, Ridiculous”, “Pants on Fire” Lie By Politifact

Wow, Wis. Politifact, tell us what you really think:

The claim is made in a flier Wirch’s campaign mailed July 25, 2011 to voters. The flier cites Uline, a national distributor of shipping, industrial and packaging materials, and includes this headline:

“Bob Wirch helped bring Uline to our area — creating 800 local jobs.”

So, did he?

Uline describes itself as a family-owned company that employs 2,600 employees across the country. It was founded in 1980 by Dick and Liz Uihlein; Dick Uihlein is the great-grandson of the founder of the Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co., one of Milwaukee’s famed beer makers.

The company was headquartered in Waukegan, Ill., just south of the Wisconsin border, when it announced n June 2006 that it would expand in Pleasant Prairie, a Kenosha suburb about 40 miles south of Milwaukee. Both Wirch and Steitz, a lawyer who is making his first run for public office, live in the village.

Uline made big news in January 2008, when it announced it would move its headquarters to Pleasant Prairie and build a distribution center there, investing $100 million and employing 1,000 people by 2010. The company also said it would utilize state government incentives that were later calculated to be worth up to $18.6 million over nine years.

The Wirch campaign flier led Dick and Liz Uihlein to issue a statement in response on Aug. 3, 2011.

“We worked with a variety of state and local officials during the relocation process; however, state Sen. Wirch was not one of them,” the couple said in the statement, noting they do not support Wirch’s campaign.

That’s a strong rebuttal to Wirch’s claim that he aided in the company’s move.

The statement also noted that a bill Wirch sponsored to help Pleasant Prairie with economic development — which is also mentioned in his campaign flier — was not introduced until July 2011 — months after Uline had completed its relocation. The bill was “by no means a determinative factor in our decision to relocate,” the company’s statement said.


Wirch’s claim of helping land a big new employer is not only false but ridiculous — or, Pants on Fire.

According to Wisconsin native, Steve Eggleston in the Greenroom, the Steitz/Wirch race is tightening,  what more, the Republican Party of Wisconsin is actively organizing GOTV efforts in both districts.

A colossal embarrassment to the Wirch campaign like this one could prove to be toxic for the embattled fleebagger in this tight race

Hat tip: Charles B.


Tea Party Triumph in Wisconsin: Repubs Hold On To The Senate

Shelia Harsdorf Celebrates Recall Victory

Despite the tens of millions of union cash spent ($30 mil by some estimates)  and Obama’s Organizing for America on hand to help with a massive state-wide propaganda campaign, Wisconsin Dems still managed to fail in their bid to  win a majority in the State  Senate.

Here are the final numbers:

Cowles (R) 60%  Nusbaum (D) 40%

Darling (R) 54% Pasch (D) 46%

Harsdorf (R) 58% Moore (D) 42%

Olsen (R) 52% Clark (D) 48%

King (D) 51% Hopper (D) 49%

Shilling (D) 55% Kapanke (R) 45%

John Paulus reports:

Voters made it clear tonight that they supported Republicans reigning in the unions, balancing the budget, and controlling runaway spending.  With no hopes of Democrats taking control of the Wisconsin State Senate, concern is now growing that a less enthused union backed voting block will not turn out to support the two Democrats facing recall next week- paving way for a Republican victory in those races.

Dems coming up short tonight could depress voter turnout for next week. Two Democratic state senators, Jim Holperin and Robert Wirch,  face recalls next Tuesday, and Holperin is vulnerable.

Lefty progs on twitter knowing how much was at stake, howled with rage at Waukesha County clerk, Kathy Nickolaus,  for no other reason than the fact that she’s still employed after her snafu, last Spring, during the Supreme Court election:

Nickolaus forgot to report the results from the City of Brookfield in an unofficial report to the Associated Press on election night in April. The results caused Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg to declare victory. Instead, when the votes from Brookfield were reported to the Government Accountability Board, incumbent Justice David Prosser was declared the winner following a lengthy recount.

Alberta Darling won her race, but the  heavily Republican Waukesha County was the last one to be counted, causing  Progs, unable to graciously accept defeat, to call for her head on Twitter. Some made veiled threats like this one:

In “the heat of the moment”, Democratic Party of Wisconsin Spokesman Graeme Zielinski accused  Nickolaus of ‘sitting on’ Waukesha County results, and tampering with votes in the 8th Senate District recall race.

By 1:00 a.m. Wed morning, the Democrat Party of Wis had disappeared the news release from their website alleging the vote tampering:

The party chairman, Mike Tate, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that they would not “not pursue questions of irregularities” that was referenced by the Democratic Party in “heat-of-the-moment statements.”

For the “Sad but True” files, not to mention, the “They Never Learn” files…

The Politico reports:

MADISON, Wis. — Democrats are forging ahead with efforts to recall Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker next year, one day after losing four of six recall elections to oust GOP state senators.

See Also:

Freddie Freddoso of The Washington Examiner:

“The people” were supposed to be on the side of the unions who protested at the state capitol when Walker’s bill passed, limiting the unions’ collective bargaining privileges against taxpayers and school districts. But it turns out that “the people” had other ideas. In the end, even a massive infusion of cash and union volunteers was not enough to deliver the three state Senate recall races the unions needed, despite the fact that President Obama carried all six of the seats in question in 2008.

This marks the unions’ third huge defeat in Wisconsin this year. The other two were the passage of Walker’s bill and the re-election of David Prosser to the state Supreme Court. The grand talk of recalling Walker himself next year seems a bit blustery now, given the great failure of last night.


Video: Andrew Breitbart’s Speech at Smart Girl Summit 2011 (UPDATE: Question and Answer Session Added)

Andrew Breitbart  started off with a humorous personal story before he launched into his usual jabs at the Democratic Media Complex at the SGS banquet, Friday night in St. Louis. He also expressed his admiration for the women leading the charge against out of control big government. He was a huge hit, as he always is with conservative audiences:

After lunch on Saturday, Andrew Breitbart took questions from the smart girls. If you’re a Breitbart fan, you’ll want to take a few minutes to watch our favorite ADD-addled brain in action.


Aw….Obama May Have To Postpone His Birthday Party If Debt Ceiling Isn’t Raised

Earlier today,  White House Dossier’s Keith Koffler noted that it would be extremely bad optics for Obama to throw a lavish birthday bash for himself so soon after a government default….

…the president is planning an extravagant fundraising bash Aug. 3 at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, including a birthday concert teeming with celebrities and – for couples contributing $35,800 – a private dinner with the president. All this just one day after the government is scheduled to run out of cash!

Undoubtedly, the sight of so much money getting thrown around and dissolute stars crooning to Obama will make a stirring contrast with a federal government bankruptcy featuring unpaid government workers, seniors and soldiers wondering how they’ll afford the groceries, shuttered national parks, and angry investors trying to cash out their Treasury Bills.

If the government defaults, you can be sure the birthday bacchanal will do much more to harm Obama’s reelection prospects than help them.***

The excitement kicks off at 4 pm with a concert that may feature singer Jennifer Hudson and other A-List stars, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

To show that hope and change is for everyone, a pauper section will be included for those contributing a measly $50. But the general admission ticket is $200, and the more you give, the more you get.

For $1,000, you can sit in the rich people’s area with easy access to alcohol. And for $10,000 you not only get a great seat, but a photo with The Birthday Boy.

At some point later in the day, it must have dawned on the White House that this wouldn’t look too good for the Birthday Boy.

(ABC News) — August 2 is the date the US risks defaulting on its good faith and credit. August 4 is President Obama’s landmark 50th birthday.

And August 3 is on hold for Presidential travel.

It is the night that the Obama 2012 campaign has planned a splashy fundraising celebration in the President’s hometown Chicago. The historic Aragon ballroom on the north side of the city is booked for a concert and party. The Chicago Sun Times, which was the first to report on the event, says Jennifer Hudson may be lined up to perform.

But senior White House officials tell ABC News the party would go forward only if the deficit negotiations and deadline to raise the debt limit ceiling have been resolved.


The White House seems confident a deal will be made  because if one isn’t, we all know that would be a catastrophe of epic proportions – or at least as bad as the Republicans’ short term deal.


… is there any policy reason why Obama won’t agree to a short-term deal or is this really as horribly cynical as it looks — that he simply refuses to do anything that might complicate his reelection campaign, even if that means a default by the United States? Jake Tapper pressed Carney about that in today’s briefing — which is worse, default or a short-term deal? — and Carney actually said, no joke, “Both are bad; I can’t choose which is worse for you.”


…there’s no reason to think Debt Ceiling II would necessarily be bloodier than Debt Ceiling I. The only sure thing is that it would take away time from Obama to fundraise and campaign, which, I guess, is worth gambling the full faith and credit of the U.S. government on.

Verum Serum, Ace, and Charles Krauthammer have been making the same case.

See if you can detect a note of disgust in Charles Krauthammer’s tone as he asks, what in the heck took Obama so long:

President Barack Obama is demanding a big long-term budget deal. He won’t sign anything less, he warns, asking, “If not now, when?”

How about last December, when he ignored his own debt commission’s recommendations? How about February, when he presented a budget that increases debt by $10 trillion over the next decade? How about April, when he sought a debt-ceiling increase with zero debt reduction attached?

All of a sudden he’s a born-again budget balancer prepared to bravely take on his party by making deep cuts in entitlements. Really? Name one. He’s been saying forever that he’s prepared to discuss, engage, converse about entitlement cuts. But never once has he publicly proposed a single structural change to any entitlement.

Hasn’t the White House leaked that he’s prepared to raise the Medicare age or change the cost-of-living calculation?

Anonymous talk is cheap. Leaks are designed to manipulate. Offers are floated and disappear.

Say it, Mr. President. Give us one single structural change in entitlements. In public.

As part of the pose as the forward-looking grown-up rising above all the others who play politics, Obama insists upon a long-term deal. And what is Obama’s definition of long-term? Surprise: An agreement that gets him past Nov. 6, 2012.

Nothing could be more political. It’s like his Afghan surge wind-down date. September 2012 has no relation to any military reality on the ground. It is designed solely to position Obama favorably going into the last weeks of his re-election campaign.


A long-term deal or nothing? The Republican House should immediately pass a short-term debt-ceiling hike of $500 billion containing $500 billion in budget cuts. That would give us about five months to work on something larger.

The fat-cat tax breaks (those corporate jets) that Obama’s talking points endlessly recycle? Republicans should call for urgent negotiations on tax reform along the lines of Simpson-Bowles that, in one option, strips out annually $1.1 trillion of deductions, credits and loopholes while lowering tax rates across the board to a top rate of 23 percent.

The president says he wants tax reform, doesn’t he? Well, Mr. President, here are five months to do so.

Dare him to veto — or the Democratic Senate to block — a short-term debt-limit increase.

This is certainly better than the McConnell plan, which would simply throw debt reduction back to the president. But if the House cannot do Plan A, McConnell is the fallback Plan B.

The narcissist-in-chief has so much  confidence in his own communication skills, he told (threatened?) Cantor that he would take his case to the American people before he stomped out of that meeting, last night.

And today, a creepily sycophantic Nancy Pelosi claimed with a straight face, that “nobody can out-debate” Barack Obama. Which is a pretty amazing thing to say because he couldn’t even out-debate a 73 year old  RINO has-been in 2008.

Apparently, Pelosi is unaware that a much sharper mind recently challenged Obama to a debate on the budget.

Will it happen? The MBM ignored Ryan’s challenge, last week.

As Ace says: Gotta keep Precious safe from discomfit.


Dems: If Debt Ceiling Deal Isn’t Reached By Friday, “We’ll Have No Choice But Some Other Option”…

Well, that other option had better not include some kind of 14th Amendment end-run around congress because the CRS says that won’t fly:

The non-partisan Congressional Research Service has issued a new report saying that if Congress refuses to raise the government’s borrowing limit, the White House cannot do so unilaterally under the Constitution’s 14th Amendment.

“It does not appear that the executive has the constitutional authority to borrow funds, even if they are for the express purpose of preventing a default on the debt,” said CRS, which is the non-partisan advisory research arm of Congress.

Some commenters have argued that the 14th Amendment means the government cannot suspend payments and that President Obama can act to keep funding government even without congressional authorization.

Clause four of the amendment, which was passed after the end of the Civil War, reads: “The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payments of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned.”

CRS’s experts said that language doesn’t convey any new powers on the president to circumvent Congress when it comes to borrowing or spending.

Obama plans to “take his case to the American people”,  tomorrow morning.

Cahn’t wait.


Ed Morrissey made Obama’s temper tantrum Wednesday, the Obamateurism of the Day:

Yesterday, Barack Obama issued one of the emptiest political threat in modern American history when he stomped out of the debt-ceiling negotiations yesterdayin a fit of pique:

“Eric, don’t call my bluff. I’m going to the American people with this.”

Really?  Then Obama will be in for a very rude awakening when he finally meets the American people:

Seriously, the American people have had it with this corrupt, lying, pompous windbag.


Erick Erickson tweets that this epic post of his is  being passed around in a closed door meeting with House Republicans:

Red State: Dear House Republicans, This is Your “Time For Choosing”

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, Hillary Is 44, and Doug Ross, Larwyn’s Links, thanks!


Video: Thaddeus McCotter Formally Announces His Candidacy For The Republican Nomination

Thaddeus McCotter announced his intentions to run for President of the United States on July 2, 2011 in Whitmore Lake, Michigan at the WAAM Freedom Festival, a perfect setting for the “rocker” candidate:

As always, McCotter spoke to the assembled crowd extemporaneously and with conviction, without the need of notes or  teleprompter.
Here are some memorable quotes from Rep. McCotter’s address tonight:

Through your hard work and through your principled determination to bequeth to your children a better America, we will restructure the government.

The United States will remain a beacon of liberty.

Our security is from strength not appeasement or surrender

Our prosperity is from the private sector not the public sector.

While it is a hard road ahead, we will have better days and we will start now.

What we need in Wahington is someone who knows the future is not big government…it is self government.

Today I am announcing my candidacy for President of the United States.

McCotter’s website is  McCotter Rocks, and his  new campaign website is up; McCotter, 2012.

Among his  five principles is,  “Our liberty is from God not the government” , and “Our security is from strength nor surrender, and “Our truths are self evident, not relative.”

Gotta love it!

Here’s Greg Gutfeld giving McCotter a free plug in his Red Eye Gregalogue, last April:

I’m with Gutfeld. (I need a campaign button for my shorty robe, too.)


Video: Thaddeus McCotter On Huckabee

Thad McCotter Behind Consternation and Confusion In Ames Straw Poll Auction

Why Not? McCotter For President

More McCotter For Prez Talk

Yep, McCotter Is Definitely Thinking About Running For President

Victory! Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules In favor Of Scott Walker’s Labor Reforms

This good news come via John Hayward at Human Events(This is what Democracy looks like!):

The Associated Press is reporting that the Wisconsin Supreme Court has overruled Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi, and allowed Republican Governor Scott Walker’s labor reforms to go into effect.

“In a 4-3 decision, the court said Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi overstepped her authority when she said Republican lawmakers violated the state’s opening meetings statutes in the run-up to passage and declared the union rights law void,” the AP reports.

The Wall Street Journal quotes some tough language from the ruling: “One of the courts that we are charged with supervising has usurped the legislative power which the Wisconsin Constitution grants exclusively to the legislature.”

Judge Sumi hardest hit.

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald discussed the state budget following  the Supreme Court  ruling:

John Stossel did a great job recently, describing the unholy alliance between the Dems and unions and how collective bargaining benefits the power structure while bankrupting the state:


Video: Ed Schultz Vile Meltdown Compilation

Lol. I was wondering when someone would get around to doing this.

Poor, poor Ed Schulz has been in this talk show business for a long, long time  — but he says his Ingraham slut slur was a personal low for him.

Eh.  Maybe – maybe not:

Big Journalism also has a good one interspersed with his fawning, groveling apology (to the dulcet tones of  “Hush little baby, don’t say a word, mama’s gonna buy you a mockingbird” playing in the background): Sound Bite For the Day: Other Things Ed Schultz Should Apologize For.


Video: Obama Flubs Toast To The Queen

Okay, my turn. I know everybody’s already seen video of Obama’s awkward gaffe at Buckingham Palace. But have you seen the queen’s nicely executed toast that came right before his? Skip to 2:00 in to avoid the ridiculous and insufferable Martin Bashir’s  gushing:

I was wondering if Obama’s toast was unusually long winded, but it clocked in at about the same amount of time as the queen’s, so we can’t rag on him for that.

You’ll also  notice that she read her remarks off of paper, which, given her advanced age, and the length of her speech should be expected. Obama’s notes don’t strike me as that big a deal, either, although he could have bothered to memorize at least some of the lines.

No, the breech of etiquette occurred when he continued his toast after God Save The Queen had started, (like his toast had its own musical score.)  He may have paused too long when he lost his place [where were you TOTUS?], or the band was told to start at the words, “to the queen”, not realizing there were two “to the queens” in the toast.  It doesn’t matter whose fault it was, these things happen. That was just a mix-up. The awkwardness came because he kept right on talking, and then thought he was going to drink up before the music was done playing. The queen had to give him a look, and a slight shake of her head, as if to say, “not now, you gormless prat!”

So, it was awkward…but not abysmal.

The MSM will probably not make a huge deal out of it, nor should it – all things being equal. But they’re not. The MSM and the left (birm)would have been in a tizzy for weeks, had W done such a thing – playing it on an endless loop, in conjunction with getting the year wrong in signing the Westminster Abbey visitor’s book. There would have been such a constant drumbeat of ridicule, we would have been forced to defend his cloddish behavior, only because of their over the top reaction.

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, thanks!


Just One More Situation Room Photoshop…

The Atlantic calls it “The Situation Room meme”:

… it was only a matter of time before the photoshoppers went to work on the iconic image, using it as grist for the always-grinding humor mill of the Internet. Already, Keanu Reeves, the grumpy flower girl, a velociraptor, and the shocked cat have been edited into the photo. The Situation Room has been colonized. It is part of our world. Take a look for yourself.

Click here for slide show.

This one’s called “every meme ever”:

Except it’s NOT every meme ever. They left one crucial meme out, and as usual, it’s up to Nice Deb to fill the void:

How can you do an  “every meme ever” photoshop without the scene stealing squirrel, for crying out loud?

Previous squirrel sightings:

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

Narcissus Meets Squirrel

Well, Duh

Sunday Silliness

Obama Rescues Economy!

New White House Party Crashers Photo Emerges

Sorry, Had To Be Done

Scene Stealing Squirrel Crashes ObamaCare Photo-op

Confirmed: White House Passed Out White Coats To Docs

Scene Stealing Pest Crashes MTV Video Music Awards

Scene Stealing Squirrel Crashes Obama’s Town Hall

Linked by Michelle Malkin in Buzzworthy, thanks!

Picture Of The Day

MADISON, WI – APRIL 16: A weary teapartier rests her head on a shoulder as she waits for Sarah Palin’s speech at the Tax Day Tea Party in Madison, Wis, on Saturday:

Sign-o-the day, here.

Hat tip: Supermama


Extreme Fail: Poll Shows 50% of Likely Voters Consider Democrat Party “Extreme”

Sorry Chuckie. Most Americans ain’t buying the spin.

Rasmussen reports:

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Voters shows that 45% say it would be more accurate to describe the agenda of Republicans in Congress as mainstream, up five points from last month. Thirty-eight percent (38%) say it’s more accurate to describe that agenda as extreme, while 17% more are undecided.

But half of voters (50%) say the Democratic agenda in Congress is extreme, while 37% see it as mainstream, also up five points from a month ago. Another 14% are not sure.

Yes, Nice Deb is still distressed that 37-38% of Americans are as confused as they are – it’s not good for the Republic. But I do get a kick out of the fact that despite the Dem Socialists’ best “messaging” efforts,  more Americans think they are the  extreme ones.

Which, of course,  is what they are.

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers

Linked by Michelle Malkin, and Datechguy’s Blog thanks.

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