Dingy Goes Nuclear

In a move that will likely come back to haunt him after the 2014 mid term elections, Senate Democratic Majority Leader (Dingy) Harry Reid deployed the nuclear option, effectively violating the customs and traditions of the Senate filibuster that Democrats have held so dear in the past.

We’ll see how well this works out for them…

Reid’s new rules which were passed in the Senate by a close 52-48 vote, require only a simple majority for all executive and judicial nominees other than those to the Supreme Court.

The move is seen by many as a raw abuse of majority powers - (Senator Lamar Alexander, (R-TN) called it ObamaCare II) – and sets a precedent that Democrats will regret as soon as the Senate changes control – which could happen as soon as next year.

In 2005, when Bush was in power, Reid and his fellow Democrats were passionately against the nuclear option.

“The threat to change Senate rules is a raw abuse of power and will destroy the very checks and balances our founding fathers put in place to prevent absolute power by any one branch of government,” Reid said at the time.
He was joined in this denunciation of Republicans who were also considering the “nuclear option” by a number of his Democratic colleagues.
Here are some of their floor speeches from 2005:
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the floor, this morning to lambaste Democrats, who he accused of trying to change the subject away from the ObamaCare fiasco.

He reminded the chamber how the Obama administration and Democrats were willing to do and say anything in order to force ObamaCare on the public.

“The president and his Democratic allies were so determined to force their vision of healthcare on the public, they assured them up and down that they wouldn’t lose the plans they had, that they’d save money instead of losing it, and that they’d be able to use the doctors and hospitals they were already losing. But of course, we know, that rhetoric doesn’t match reality,” McConnell said.

After making note of the unmitigated disaster ObamaCare has become, he taunted “I’d be running for the exits, too, if I’d supported this law. I’d be looking to change the subject!”

He continued, “it doesn’t distract people from ObamaCare – it reminds them of ObamaCare. It reminds them of all the broken promises, it reminds them of the power grabs, it reminds them of the way Democrats set up one set of rules for themselves, and another, for everybody else.

One set of rules for them – and another for everybody else. Actually, this is all basically the same debate, and rather than distract people from ObamaCare, it only reinforces the narrative of a party that is willing to do and say just about anything to get its way.”

Now that Reid’s exercise in raw political power has passed the Senate, Joel Pollak at Breitbart’s the Conversation ponders what to do, next:

The question now is how to retaliate. In the short term, Republicans can use their power in the House of Representatives to block any of President Obama’s desired legislation, including immigration reform. In the medium term, Republicans must consider what to do when they take over the Senate–which could happen in the 2014 elections, if the public remains as outraged as it is now about the failure of Obamacare.

Republicans could extend the Democrats’ new rule and stack the courts (perhaps even the Supreme Court) after 2016. They could also eliminate the filibuster for ordinary bills as well, which would make repealing Obamacare easy. Or they could promise to reverse what Democrats had done, and restore the traditional protections of the minority. The latter may be best in the long run. But they will be in no rush to compromise.


Ed Schultz Is Nuts (Video)

Yesterday on his MSNBC show, a delusional and manic Ed Schultz channeled former Democratic Governor Howard Dean, screeching a supportive “yeah!” after  showing a clip of Obama out on the  permanent campaign trail defending ObamaCare.

Via Newsbusters:

Schultz wondered aloud, “Am I asking too much as an Obama supporter to want that?” The liberal host then mocked Obama’s performance at a news conference as ” Well, we haven’t been very good. I’m not happy.” An increasingly manic Schultz began shrieking, “…The next time you go into the press room in Washington, you give it to them! You let them have it! This is good! This is great for America!”

Had to share this – it’s just too funny watching pro-Obama dead-enders melt down in comic fashion as their hero’s “signature achievement” crashes and burns.
Newsbusters reports that on Wednesday, Schultz actually justified the President lying to Americans about the health care law. What else are they going to do at this point? They denied the lies for years – when the lies could no longer be denied – they had to be justified, somehow. Hey, the American people don’t know what’s good for them. They can’t handle the truth. We must place our faith and trust in our Lord and Savior King Obama.

What was Obama even doing in Cleveland yesterday, you might be wondering. I was.
According to Cleveland.com, “Obama returned to feed off a friendly vibe while attempting to move his administration beyond the maelstrom of his signature health care program’s debut.”
In other words – ObamaCrash is making DC a huge bummer for him. He needed to return to a union strong Democrat stronghold to bask in the glow of his adoring drones. How pathetic is that?
I don’t know who I feel more scornful of – Obama or the dead-enders who still support him.

Video: Shelia Jackson Lee Thinks Govt Shutdown Maybe Drove Woman To Go On Reckless Driving Spree on Capitol Hill

On the House floor, today, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee seemed to suggest that the (reportedly) mentally unstable woman who *went on a reckless driving rampage in her black Infiniti today in DC, might have been spurred on by the government shutdown.

Rep. Lee started out by making it clear that she was against the piecemeal approach to fund the government, saying, “rather than piecemeal, the American dream. Rather than respond in a way that leaves 8,000 federal employees unemployed, and God knows the tragedy of this poor person who came on the Hill in a black car – no one knows what drived (sic) this woman to do this, but what I would say to you is, let’s get our wheels back on and serve the American people – bring them back, and vote for a bill today that will open the government, I will stay here until we get that bill on the floor…”

“Piecemeal is undeserving of America and all that we love!” Lee concluded dramatically.

We are talking weapons grade “cray-cray”  as the kids say.

Via Townhall Tipsheet:

Hey, who would have ever guessed that Bob Dole was one of Sheila Jackson Lee’s heroes? Not me.

For a palette cleanser, watch another Rep from Texas completely destroy Missouri Senator, Claire McCaskill vis a vis the WWII memorial Thursday morning on Fox News.

I suspect you will find Rep. Louis Gohmert to be a much more compelling and persuasive speaker.

* FYI: I find this story very troublesome – the fact that Capitol Police shot an unarmed woman with a baby in the car….something seems very wrong, there.

How The GOP Is Winning The Shut-Down Argument

Yesterday, Obama made the snort-worthy claim that throughout his presidency,  he’s “bent over backwards to work with the Republican Party and have purposely kept my rhetoric down.”

Obama in a campaign speech today: “You don’t negotiate by putting a gun to the other person’s head. Or worse yet, by putting a gun to the American peoples’ head.”

Those of us who have watched, appalled, at the Divider-in Chief’s  Chicago thug politics over the years can only shake our heads in disgust but not disbelief at his mendacity at this point.

Obama let slip his true feelings in an interview with NPR on Monday, when he said, he shouldn’t have to offer anything to Republicans in exchange for getting what he wants.

Obama stood with his party members in the Senate. Steve asked if that opportunity to avoid a shutdown exists, what was he willing to offer.

“Steve when you say what can I offer? I shouldn’t have to offer anything,” Obama said.

Hugh Hewitt found the Petulant One’s admission there to be no less than astonishing:

 Thus did the American public get a very candid glimpse of the president whose contempt for duly elected Republican opponents is exceeded only by his fecklessness in the face of America’s enemies abroad. To Putin and the Iranians come offers of all sorts. To the Speaker of the House, only ultimatums.

The President’s position is: – Do what I want, and if you don’t you’re to blame for whatever happens.

Including his decision to play the Social Security Trump Card. 

The president’s  no negotiations stance with Republicans is not polling well, but that hasn’t deterred him. He vowed once again today not To negotiate with Republican Hostage Takers…

And Dingy Blocked Funding For Veterans.

Via Washington Examiner:

Senate Democrats blocked four resolutions to fund government programs, including paying the National Guard and opening national parks, as Republicans offered the limited measures in an attempt to win the government shutdown fight by financing popular programs and leaving those they oppose untouched.

“Unbelievably, today Senate Democrats went on record to oppose funding for National Guard and Reserve salaries, veterans’ services, lifesaving medicine and cures, and national parks and museums,” Senate Republican Conference chairman John Thune, R-S.D., said in a release following the procedural battle.

They think America approves of this?

The Shut Down Theater featuring “the Barry-cades” has thus far been a public relations disaster for the Democrats. (The latest outrages, here.) And the divisive trash-talking and fear-mongering antics by Democrats and RINOs aren’t helping their cause, either.. 

With all that in mind, enjoy this “accidental” hot-mic moment from last evening between Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senator Rand Paul:

 “I Think We Can Win This Thing” 

“Yes We Can!”


Optics Fail: House Republicans Probe Parks and Monument ‘Shutdown Theater’ Closures


Reid: Why Would We Want To Pass A Bill To Help Children With Cancer? (Video)

More stunningly bad optics for the Dems. When asked by Dana Bash at CNN why he isn’t willing to help even one child who has cancer, Reid responded “Why would we want to do that?”

BASH: But if you can help one child with cancer, why wouldn’t you do it?

REID: Why would we want to do that? I have 1100 people at Nellis Air Force Base sitting home. They have problems of their own.

Reid then attacked Bash’s intelligence, “For someone of your intelligence to suggest such a thing is irresponsible.”

Video via NRSC Blog:


We need more of this. We need more Obama, Reid, and Pelosi in front of the cameras showing us who they really are. They are our best weapon right now.



NRSC: Are All Memorials Closed To Veterans?

Via The Daily Caller: 

Appearing before the memorial, hours after World War II veterans passed through the Park Service’s barricade, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus announced that the committee has put aside enough money to hire 5 full-time security personnel for the next 30 days to keep the memorial open.

“Make no mistake, it was the Obama administration’s choice to barricade this memorial and it was their choice to lock out veterans across this country,” Preibus said.

Jim Geraghty, Campaign Spot: How the Park Service Is Enforcing the Shutdown on the Mall Today

Video: House Hearing Room Erupts Into Laughter At Obama’s “Red Line” on CR

House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers (R.-Ky.) provided some much needed comic relief, Saturday night at the  House Rules Committee hearing, when he asked Rep. Jim McGovern (D.-Mass.) a question about Obama’s plan to veto the CR.

Via CNC News: 

The ensuing exchange between Rogers and McGovern on Obama’s veto threat caused the committee chamber to burst into laughter.

Rogers: “Would the gentleman yield?

McGovern: “I happily yield.”

Rogers: “You say the president has threatened to veto the bill?”

McGovern: “No, he hasn’t threatened. He said he absolutely will veto.”

Rogers: “He’s drawn a red line has he?”

McGovern: “Yep.”

At this point, the small hearing room—which was largely filled with committee members, other members of Congress who had come to testify and congressional staff—burst into laughter.

Rep. McGovern then stated his belief that the president was serious about his then-just-issued veto threat.

This is what happens to a president when he has exhausted all of his credibility.

Issa: When Obama Attacked The Supreme Court During SOTU Speech, He Began The Process That Led To Tea Party Targeting (Video)

John Sexton at Breitbart’s Conversation reports that the Majority Staff for the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee has produced a memo which updates its investigation into the IRS treatment of Tea Party groups.

It concludes that media attention generated by President Obama and the Democratic Party led the IRS to treat Tea Party applications for 501(c)(4) status differently than other groups.

One of the key points of the 19-page memo is that a public campaign organized by the White House led the IRS to scrutinize Tea Party groups:

In 2010, the Obama administration and its allies orchestrated a sustained public relations campaign seeking to delegitimize the lawful political activity of conservative tax-exempt organizations and to suppress these group’s rights to assemble and speak. The impetus was a Supreme Court opinion, Citizens United vs. Federal Election Commission, handed down on January 21, 2010. In the wake of the Court’s decision, senior Administration officials criticized the influence of so-called “corporate” money in the political process.

As the memo points out “These calls to arms did not fall on deaf ears at the IRS.” The memo then highlights the video of Lois Lerner first published at Breitbart last month, transcribing the entire thing as evidence that the IRS was keenly aware of the political pressure around them (footnote 33 cites this story). As the memo puts it, Lerner was “echoing President Obama’s public statements.” Issa’s staff offers other examples of pressure placed on the IRS, including a memo from Dick Durbin which was distributed by IRS official Joseph Urban.

Issa appeared on Fox earlier today to talk about the report.

Martha MaCallum asked about the fact that so far a evidence  has not been found that shows a direct link between the White House and the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups.

Issa replied, “when the president shook his finger and chastised the Supreme Court in the well of the House during a state of the Union speech over Citizen’s United, he began a process of making it very clear that he had a problem with the court’s interpretation of free speech and as he and others began to show that they were offended by what the tea party was saying – in other words he respected free speech if progressives said it but not if conservatives said it because their speech was “hate speech” – I think he set up a situation that can show the IRS was sympathetic to. Their discovery, their targeting, their denying due process to tea party groups had to do with what they said – not their right to say it.”

Issa also reiterated his intention to have Lois Lerner back “to follow up on her assertions during earlier testimony” because she waived her 5th Amendment rights. But “she wasn’t alone”, Issa made sure to add. “One of the challenges we’re going to have is to get each of the individuals in – all of whom appear to be in Washington – and find out who they talked to outside of the IRS, and it’s more and more clear that they received information both publicly and privately into Washington IRS, and they acted on it.”

Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!

Video: A Downcast Weiner Apologizes: ‘This Is Entirely Behind Me’

I honestly don’t have a lot to say about this. What is there to say about WeinerGate II?

Weiner says all of the bad stuff is “behind him” now, which I think he said, the last time. In two more years, next year’s creepy perversions will be behind him, too.

And he was late for the press conference which made everyone on Twitter sad, because it reminded them of the most epic political press conference in American history.

Anyway, here you go – it’s pathetic and cowardly that he dragged Huma up there to take the heat and humiliation with him….He’s staying in mayoral race and  Huma, (like her old boss) is standing by her man.


Ace of Spades HQ: Flashback: That Soft-Soap People Magazine “Comeback Story” Now Revealed as an Enormous Pile of Political Lies

Update: The sexting, which went on for six months (and that’s just the one weknow about!), began one week before Mr. & Mrs. Danger’s big “Redemption” interview for People.
More: Oh boy, two more women coming forward, Emily Miller says she hears;and also, he liked to use porn actors’ names as aliases.

‘Hail Satan!’ Pro-Aborts In Texas Tell Us Who They Really Are (Video)

Following Texas state senator Wendy Davis’ pro-late term abortion filibuster, last week, the Texas House and Senate reconvened Tuesday for a brief special session called by Gov. Rick Perry. A recess was called until July 9, after the Independence Day holiday.

Twitchy reported:

Nothing much happened, but there was plenty of interest, as abortion advocates in orange shirts lined up to protest proposed limits on abortion after 20 weeks and stricter safety standards for abortion clinics.


It would be difficult to argue that the pro-abortion crowd wasn’t an “unruly mob” — last week protesters shut down proceedings by screaming from the gallery and used social media to debate the legal consequences of rushing the floor. One protester was reportedly arrested after punching a state trooper who was clearing the gallery.

Texas blogger, Adam Cahn was there, and has a report and video from the scene where pro-life women shared their abortion related testimonies, and the pro abort mob responded with repeated chants of “hail Satan.”  He noted that they had been chanting those words all day, but it took awhile to catch it on video. Twitchy also has a post full of contemporary tweets, including one from CNN confirming that chanting did indeed occur.

Honestly, I don’t think there’s a  clearer indication than his report, of who is on the side of the angels in the abortion debate, and who isn’t.

Hail Satan quickly trended on Twitter.

The chanting isn’t terribly clear in the video, but a girl at the end gets in front of the camera and clearly says the words, then sticks her tongue out.

Video via News Ninja

Libs have been laboring to explain the behavior by saying, A. The chanters were being ironic (haha) B. They were pro-life plants, or C. It didn’t happen (because the audio is fuzzy in video.)

A. Probably true, but it wasn’t funny – just disturbing.

B. Yeah, no.

C. Bad audio or no, too many people, including reporters, have professed to have heard it.

Then there was also this going on in Texas –  “a whole ‘nother level of disturbia” as my pal Trey Gowdy would say:


Elizabeth Scalia, First Things: When the Strange God Wins, You Kill Yourself

The Dana Show: “Hail Satan!” Another Reason Why I Left The Left

Dr, Susan Berry, Big Government: Texas Pro-Lifers Sing ‘Amazing Grace’ to Drown Out Abortion Supporters’ Chants

She has another video showing singing and chanting.

Streaming Live: House Oversight Cmte. Hears About IRS Targeting Conservative Organizations 9:30 am Eastern

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee  is holding a hearing on the IRS political targeting scandal, this morning at 9:30 am. Eastern.

“The IG report indicts IRS for a colossal management failure, but leaves many questions unanswered,” said Chairman Issa.
You can watch the hearing streamed live at http://oversight.house.gov or on CSPAN.

The Committee has invited the following witnesses to testify:

  • Neal S. Wolin, Deputy Secretary, Department of the Treasury
  • J. Russell George, Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration
  • Lois Lerner, Director of Exempt Organizations, Internal Revenue Service (Pleading the 5th.)
  • Douglas Shulman, Former Commissioner, Internal Revenue Service

Chairman Issa’s opening statement:


Via Liz Sheld at the Conversation: IRS Misses Deadline to Turn over Targeting Documents.



Ace of Spades HQ: IRS Completed Internal Investigation Into Tea Party Targeting Matter in May 2012; Hid Report from Congress

The Conversation: Shulman Visited White House 118 Times During Tea Party Targeting

Juiceboxers Who Visited The WH, Yesterday Suddenly Taking a Hard Line On IRS Scandal

Apparently The Ricin Terrorist Is A Democrat

Oooooh - Ouch.


MSNBC and CNN hardest hit.

Some conservative bloggers actually I.D.’d  the guy before his arrest was made known. The guy had left a painfully obvious internet trail.

Blogging buddy, Lady Libertyexplains:

Liberty speaks, out of curiosity, started this morning started searching one of the key phrases said to be in the letters as reported by FOX News:

An FBI bulletin obtained by Fox News said the letter sent to Obama is still being screened, though it initially tested positive.

The bulletin said both letters included the phrase: “To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance.”

Both were signed, “I am KC and I approve this message.”

Liberty Speaks was able to find a post tied to a Chiropractor practice called Baker Chiropractic which featured one of the key phrases above:

“To see a wrong and not expose it, is to become a silent partner to its continuance.”
- Dr John Raymond Baker

A link on this post led to another post in which Kevin Curtis, “Elvisguy’ (yes, he’s an Elvis impersonator) commented.

“Mr. Kirwan, I applaud you and anyone else out there who has the courage to step up to the plate with no fear of retaliation from those with something to lose by the threat that those who speak out and take action may cause…know what I mean? Kevin Curtis, Mississippi Activist”

So Liberty Speaks decided to Google Kevin Curtis, ‘Elvisguy’ and came up with his Facebook page which turned out to be a goldmine..

On that page, several posts caught the eye, one in particular was promoting a friend for mayor and included references to both President Obama and Senator Wicker. The post included the phrase:

“This is KC and I approve this message” (link to page)

Also on the About tab for Curtis, we find the other phrase from the Ricin letters:

“To see a wrong and not expose it,
is to become a silent partner to its continuance.”
©Star Tribute EntertainmentTM ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Game over. Enough said.

 ….While we did not get a screen shot of the above quotes, we did grab some others:

Right,  Paul Kevin Curtis was a big supporter of the Democrat candidate for Mayor, Jason Shelton, who seems like a decent fellow. It’s not his fault one of his supporters is a psychopath.


Bob Owens: Man behind ricin letters to politicians is a conspiracy theorist, Elvis impersonator

Ed Driscoll: Through the Looking Glass




The Mississippi man charged with sending poisoned letters to President Barack Obama, a U.S. senator and a state judge was released from jail on Tuesday, federal official said, though the reason for the release wasn’t immediately clear.

Jeff Woodfin, chief deputy with the U.S. Marshals Service in Oxford, Miss., said Paul Kevin Curtis has been released from custody. Woodfin said he doesn’t know if there were any conditions on the release.

The development comes hours after officials canceled a detention and preliminary hearing without explaining the reason for the change.

His lawyer Christi McCoy, who has been pushing for the charges to be dropped, said in a text message Tuesday that she could only confirm that her client has been released.

“I can tell you he is with his family,” McCoy said.

McCoy has said that there is a news conference scheduled for 5 p.m. CDT with federal authorities and defense attorneys.

Curtis was arrested last Wednesday at his house in Corinth, Miss., and charged with sending ricin-laced letters to Obama, Sen. Roger Wicker and a Lee County, Miss., judge.

Tuesday’s hearing in federal court was canceled about 90 minutes after it was supposed to begin. Lawyers spent that time conferring with the judge. Later, Curtis and family members were escorted into a meeting room with his lawyers, followed by a probation officer.

On Monday, FBI Agent Brandon Grant testified that Friday searches of Curtis’ vehicle and house in Corinth, Miss., found no ricin, ingredients for the poison, or devices used to make it. A search of Curtis’ computers found no evidence he researched making ricin.

It’s now thought that Curtis was framed.

Menendez Feels “Sting of Discrimination” as Long-time US Escort Acuses Him of Lying


An anonymous U.S. escort in her 30s is claiming that she was paid to provide “services of a sexual nature” to Senator Robert Menendez.

The prostitute, who claimed there was significant demand for elite escorts among lobbyists, politicians and attorneys in Washington, said many of her customers use pseudonyms when contacting her. When the newspaper showed her a picture of Senator Menendez, she identified him as a former client.

She described him as a ‘hobbyist’, a term she said was used to describe clients who see ‘many girls, as many as they can’.

‘He sees a lot of girls and doesn’t seem to have the skills to have a relationship,’ said the woman, who received no fee for her interview, according to the report.

Senator Menendez’s spokeswoman has not yet responded to the latest allegations.

The woman granted multiple interviews to The Daily Caller after reading TheDC’s reporting on the fast-evolving Menendez saga. TheDC did not pay for her story, and is withholding her identity, referring to her only as “Beth” — which is not her real name.

She has serviced “tons of customers that are politicians,” she said, adding that when she is in Washington, D.C., “the majority of my customers are lobbyists.”

Tricia Enright, a spokeswoman for Sen. Menendez, responded to a phone message Friday with a one-line email saying she was “curious what you’re writing.” But she did not respond to a request for a statement about whether Menendez has ever paid women for sex, either in the Dominican Republic or in the United States.

Menendez was unavailable to comment on the story, perhaps because he was busy speaking at a Black History Month event held at a Trenton, N.J. church on Sunday, where he pathetically deployed the race card, blaming conservatives for his ethics scandals:

“I have felt the sting of discrimination,” he told approximately 300 worshipers, according to the Bergen Record. ”It has never been easy.”

“Now we face anonymous, faceless, nameless individuals from right-wing sources seeking to destroy a lifetime of work,” Menendez said at Shiloh Baptist Church.

“And their smears are false. I have worked too hard and too long in the vineyards, too long with my hands, for the harvest to be soured.”

The Newark Star-Ledger reported that Menendez cloaked himself in the language of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

“Dr. King said that ‘the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice,’” Menendez said. “In the end, I believe that justice will overcome the forces of darkness.”

Please tell me there’s a videotape out there of this moral beacon putting on a faux black minister accent while sermonizing about his hard work in the vineyards.


Matthew Boyle, Big Government: EXCLUSIVE–EYEWITNESS: Menendez, Donor Brunched at Diner Mile from Teterboro Airport on Easter 2012:

A local citizen who lives near Teterboro airport in northern New Jersey said he saw Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez and his friend Democratic Party mega-donor Dr. Salomon Melgen brunching together on Easter Sunday in 2012.

The citizen, who is active in local politics and a regular patron of the restaurant, told Breitbart News he saw Menendez and Melgen dining together at Arena Diner between shortly before noon and 12:15 p.m. on Easter Sunday last year, April 8, 2012. That is the timeframe in which Melgen’s plane refueled at Teterboro before flying directly to the Dominican Republic.

Menendez and his staff have denied he was on any flights on Melgen’s plane outside of three flights in 2010. If he was on this flight, as it appears he was, it means he will have misled the American people. This new eyewitness evidence solidifies previous reports that Menendez was likely on that flight.

The source had previously recognized Menendez, and shown a photograph of Melgen at a meeting inside the diner with this reporter, he said: “Yes, that’s him. Undeniably.”

Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!

Video: NRA Produces PSA Featuring Joe Biden’s Awesome Self Defense Advice For Women


This “ad” was produced by the NRA on February 21, 2013 to ridicule what the Vice President said during a Facebook chat on Tuesday, February 19.  He claimed that he advises his wife, if she feels threatened, to “just walk out on the balcony here, walk out and put that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house.”

Bob Owens panned Biden’s faulty advice more extensively at PJ Media: Joe Biden’s Felony Self-Defense Advice.

Yes, this is the man who Obama chose to lead his gun control effort.

Biden was sent to Connecticut, Thursday to give a speech to a sympathetic audience about gun control.  He told them that things have changed in the gun control debate — the politicians who need to worry now are the ones who vote against new regulations on firearms purchases, not the ones who votes for them.

“What I say to my colleagues … I say to you, if you’re concerned about your political survival, you should be concerned about the survival of our children,” he said. “And guess what? I believe the price to be paid politically will be to those who refuse to act, who refuse to step forward. Because America has changed on this issue.”

A constant tactic of this Regime is to push unpopular proposals while pretending that “most people agree with them.” They do this all the time. Most economists, most doctors, most the people on any subject always agree with Obama. Don’t fall for it.

Doesn’t Colorado Dem Rep. Joe Salazar Know “Rape is Unacceptable”?


Image via Zombie from the SF anti-rape dance/protest known as 1 Billion Rising

Democrats have their very own Todd Akin on their hands thanks to Colorado Democrat Rep. Joe Salazar. But you may not have heard about his gaffe because well – there’s a D after his name – not to mention the fact that he made his awkward rape statement while arguing in favor of something with which the media agrees:  The disarmament of law abiding college students:

“It’s why we have call boxes, it’s why we have safe zones, it’s why we have the whistles. Because you just don’t know who you’re gonna be shooting at. And you don’t know if you feel like you’re gonna be raped, or if you feel like someone’s been following you around or if you feel like you’re in trouble when you may actually not be, that you pop out that gun and you pop … pop around at somebody.”

I’m going to have to join my brave sistas on the left coast and speak truth to power! Because rape is unacceptable! Down with rape! Violence sucks!

violence sucks

Image via Zombie from the SF anti-rape dance/protest known as 1 Billion Rising

Rape should be heavily discouraged – that’s why women should be able to fight back with whatever means are available to them; in addition to “whistles” and “ballpoint pens”, that would include legally owned firearms.

Why? Because…..


Image via Zombie from the SF anti-rape dance/protest known as 1 Billion Rising


Twitchy: Lefties freak over #LiberalTips2AvoidRape hashtag, silent on Dems who want women defenseless:

When Todd Akin suggested women have natural defenses against impregnation by rape-sperm, “women have ways to shut that whole thing down” became a punchline and political bludgeon for months. Dems insisted Akin was the spokesman for the entire GOP, Team Obama recruited Sandra Fluke to fundraise off of his remarks, and lefties targeted Akin with oh-so-civil rape wishes.

But when genius Colorado Democrat Joe Salazar insisted hysterical womenfolk can’t be trusted to accurately identify a rape threat, much less fend one off with anything more powerful than a 9mm whistle? Crickets from the For the Women™ crowd. Perhaps they agree with Salazar: It’s not “rape-rape” until a male Dem gives his stamp of approval, you dumb broads.

And when the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs issued tips for “passive resistance” to rape, like on-demand vomiting and fake menstruation? Chirp, chirp, chirp.

But somehow, the feminist pearl-clutchers found the strength to take up a new cause when they caught wind of @SooperMexican’s #LiberalTips2AvoidRape hashtag.

Can’t we all agree RAPE IS BAD?

Twitchy: Rep. Joe Salazar: Give women whistles, not guns; ‘You may actually not be’ at risk of rape; Update: Salazar apologizes ‘if’ he offended anyone:

Salazar Rape Kits viajRaiffie on Twitter:


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Beautiful: Senator McConnell Brings Obama’s Fiscal Cliff Plan to the Floor for a Vote – Reid Objects, Calls it a Stunt (Video)

Was Obama’s offer serious? No, of course not, nor was Obama’s last budget which got defeated 99- 0  on the Senate floor, last May.

And so on the Senate floor, Wednesday,  Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell proved it by offering to give Democrats a chance to vote on Obama’s joke of a proposal:

Reid called McConnell’s offer a Republican “stunt,” but how is bringing Obama’s supposedly serious proposal to the floor a “stunt”? Is not the proposal itself,  with it’s tax hikes, increased spending, and elimination of the debt ceiling a stunt, and a really bad joke?(although McConnell did laugh at it.) Isn’t Reid really objecting to the exposure of the President’s bad joke and bad faith to the public, (even though the MSM will do its best to bury the news of it?)

Guy Benson of Townhall writes:

Think about that.  The President of the United States, a Democrat, crafted a fiscal cliff package that would give him everything he wants.  It has tax hikes on the rich.  It has huge tax hikes on investments and estates.  It has more stimulus spending.  It has no meaningful, specific, or guaranteed spending cuts. And it compels Congress to cede control of the debt ceiling to him.  This is “fairness” on steroids.  The Senate’s top Republican proposed an up-or-down vote on everything the president wants, yet Democrats, who control the upper chamber, instantly blocked it.   By what definition is it a “stunt” to hold a vote on the president’s full, public plan?  The White House has insisted it’s a serious document, yet Hill Democrats don’t want it to see the light of day.

Gee, is it possible these morons want to go over the fiscal cliff so they can get everything they want (higher taxes on everyone, gut the military) and blame it on the Republicans? Is it possible that virtually everything these pathetic, perennially projecting reprobates do is a politically calculated “stunt”?

Don’t worry, Reid’s discomfort was only temporary. He’ll be back tomorrow to talk about how serious the President’s plan is, and how the Republicans are just playing games and holding the middle class hostage – more dangerous than al Qaeda, they are..

I still can’t believe America voted for four more years of this crap.

Krauthammer says Obama Already has U.S. more than Halfway to Collapse of Dollar and the Economy:

How do you not see a Cloward-Piven strategy at play, here, at this point?


Twitchy: Harry Reid blocks vote on Obama’s fiscal cliff proposal, calls it ‘made up’

AOSHQ: Obama: I Won’t Play That Game, And By Game I Mean “Some Degree of Financial Responsibility”:

The GOP is threatening — I hate even to use the word “threaten” — to demand some kind of future fiscal sanity from Obama in exchange for a present increase in the debt limit.

Obama considers that unfair and racist. And also, a game.


What can liberal pundits who thought Obama’s budget proposal was perfectly sane, be thinking, now?

E.J. Dionne, for instance, recently blustered:

First, why was anyone surprised that Obama’s initial offer to the Republicans was a compendium of what he’d actually prefer? We became so accustomed to Obama’s earlier habit of making pre-emptive concessions that the very idea he’d negotiate in a perfectly normal way amazed much of Washington. Rule No. 1 is that you shouldn’t start bargaining by giving stuff away when the other side has not even made concrete demands.

Why is it that a “compendium of what Obama prefers” is being blocked by the Democrat Senate Leader?


Weasel Zippers: Harry Reid Blocks Second Attempt By McConnell To Force Senate Vote On Obama’s Fiscal Cliff Plan…

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