Prediction: 2014 Will Be Banner Year For Democrats


And by banner I mean a major shellacking kind of year.

Remember the phony baloney plastic banana “Republican culture of corruption” in 2006 that lead to the loss of their majority in the House in 2006 and the horrific outcome of Nancy Pelosi  taking the gavel in January of 2007?
Look at what Democrats are dealing with in 2014.

DEMOCRAT State Sen. Leland Yee Arrested In San Francisco

DEMOCRAT Mayor of Charlotte Arrested for Theft, Bribery

FBI Raids Home of DEMOCRAT Speaker of Rhode Island House

DEMOCRAT State Senator LeAnna Washington Ordered To Stand Trial

DEMOCRAT Illinois Rep Investigated for Child Pornography

This is all from one day, mind you – today!

And it doesn’t even include Bob “Filthy” Filner or  Alan “Kick-ass” Grayson, or Anthony”Weiner” Weiner


It’s not including all Obama’s  epic scandals and “historic firsts” (which if properly reported on by the media -would render all Democrats unelectible from now to eternity.)

It’s not including the ever unpopular ObamaCare aka the Un-Afforable-Care-Act.

54% of likely voters still haven’t warmed up to Obama’s “Affordable” Care Act according to the latest Rasmussen poll. 42% have a somewhat favorable view and 42% have avery unfavorable view despite the Obama administration’s massive advertising campaign.

What makes this so galling, is that the American people have to foot the bill for advertising expenses the government is racking up as it tries to sell us something we don’t like and have never wanted.

The numbers are appalling.

According to data compiled by the AP from state and federal sources, taxpayer money spent on publicity, marketing and advertising for the law is $684 million and counting.

Since just this January, they’ve burned through $52 million for “Affordable” Care Act advertising.
This is on top of the $600 million they blew building the glitch-site.

Where’s the outrage?

Democrats have no choice but to stand by their plan:

I’ll say this much for ObamaCare: it’s already survived catastrophic failures that should have filled the streets of Washington with pitchforks and torches.  It really help that the media undersells everything that goes wrong, and helps Team Obama get away with their standard “one news cycle at a time” spin strategy.  The Obamanoids are free to say any insane thing it takes to squeeze out a few days of improved coverage; reporters who know better cheerfully relay their lies with minimal real-time criticism.


King Barack I is not going to admit his mandates were idiotic ideas.  He’s invested a lot of political energy in protecting them – it would snap back into his face like a giant rubber band.  Republicans would have a field day replaying video clips of Obama and his flunkies adamantly standing by the mandates he just abandoned.  Even the lower-information voters would begin wondering what the point of the whole ObamaCare exercise was.

Ego isn’t the only reason the Obamanoids keep trying to portray the ACA as a great idea everybody’s going to fall in love with.  They know they’re in deep trouble when the public sees them acting like it’s a disaster they’re fighting to salvage.  That’s already the impression created by all of Obama’s delays and waivers; abandoning his mandates will make it look like he’s sealing bulkheads to keep a sinking ship afloat.

Anyone notice the primary results in California, Tuesday? It was a massive blow-out.

100.0% ( 811 of 811 ) precincts partially
reporting as of March 25, 2014, 10:55 p.m.

Candidate Votes Percent
Ameenah Fuller
(Party Preference: DEM)
Ronald J. O’Donnell
(Party Preference: DEM)
Mike Morrell
(Party Preference: REP)
Crystal Ruiz
(Party Preference: REP)
Jeff Hewitt
(Party Preference: LIB)


In a district that went for Mitt Romney 52-46% in 2012, the two Republicans combined for 69 percent, and the two Democrats just 25 percent. The Libertarian took 7. Republicans aren’t smart enough to put in a Green party candidate (as Pat Caddell says.) But still.  Ouch, baby.

 And this just in, you guys: Obama’s Disapproval Hits New High, 59%, in New AP-GfK Poll:

Another poll, the Morning Consult, which is a health care tracking poll, finds that undecided voters are slightly opposed to Obamacare… and when I say “slightly,” I mean they oppose Obamacare more than they support it by a whopping 40% margin.

Among those who describe themselves as likely but undecided 2014 voters, Obamacare approval sits at a robust (25/65) …

Overall, likely voters oppose Obamacare by 53 to 41.

It’s a two-edged sword, though, this “40% underwater on Obamacare among the undecideds” stat.

If so many of them disapprove of Obamacare — 65% disapprove, to only 25% approving — what the hell makes them undecided as to which party they’ll be voting for in November?

Video: Intel Sources Say Missing Malaysian Airliner May Be Inside Pakistan

In an interview with Sean Hannity, Tuesday night, Retired Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney suggested that searchers looking for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 should take a look at possible landing spots in Taliban-controlled Pakistan. Basing his recommendation on information from unnamed sources as well as the analysis of an intelligence service called LIGNET, McInerney said the free world needs to be worried until the location of the jet is determined.

“My concern is if this airplane could be used as a bearer of a weapon of mass destruction or even conventional munitions that could attack a carrier, Israel, our allies,” he said. “We have to be very alert until we know exactly where this airplane is.”

Investigators believe the airplane changed course shortly after takeoff and headed West for as long as seven hours. They are looking into the politics of the pilot, who had a Boeing 777 simulator set up in his own home from which data recently had been deleted.

McInerney said there are at least three bases in Taliban-controlled areas of western Pakistan that could handle the jet.

His theory is consistent with reports that the last “ping” heard from the jet’s Rolls Royce engines was about seven hours after takeoff in Malaysia.

It is now being reported that Malaysia has turned to Pakistan to help find the missing plane.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday called his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the phone and sought his help in tracing Malaysian airline’s missing passenger plane, a senior official said.

“Prime Minister Sharif expressed sympathies with him and assured every possible cooperation,” Shujat Azeem, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Aviation, told Dawn newspaper website.

“As per request from Malaysian aviation authorities, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Pakistan has saved entire data of the day and time when the jet went missing and would be sharing it with Malaysian authorities,” he said.

“Although there is no evidence that plane headed towards Pakistan but as a goodwill gesture we are sharing our data with Malaysian government,” Shujaat Azeem added. Azeem earlier on Saturday had dismissed Western media reports that missing Malaysian airliner might be hidden somewhere in the country.

Pakistan’s top aviation official said the CAA has asked Malaysian authorities to send their official to Karachi to look at the data.

Azeem disclosed that Malaysian aviation authorities also spoke with Pakistan Air Force (PAF) chief Tahir Rafique Butt and sought cooperation in tracing the missing jet.

McInerney appeared on The Kelly File Wednesday night and revealed his intel source to be the Langley Intelligence Group which says the Boeing  plane manufacturer believes the missing Malaysian flight is inside Pakistan.

Via Gateway Pundit

A LIGNET analyst received information from a source at Boeing that the company believes the plane did land in Pakistan… Boeing spokesman Sean McCormack denied that Wednesday, telling LIGNET that “the Boeing Company does not have information that substantiates your claim.”

(Stop watching after 2:00 minutes – the video starts over at about 2:02 minutes in.)

Does The GOP Have A Strategy To Combat the Mediacracy in 2016?


As  should be obvious, the NY Times’s revisionist “bombshell” on Benghazi, is a preview of the Benghazi cover story the MSM will mount in defense of Hillary for the next couple of years. The question is – will the American public fall for it? Will the alternative media and more importantly – the GOP – be able to combat what Daniel Greenfield calls the “mediacracy”?

Media bias was over decades ago. The media isn’t biased anymore, it’s a player, its goal is turn its Fourth Estate into a fourth branch of government, the one that squats below the three branches and blocks their access to the people and blocks the people’s access to them. Under the Mediacracy there will still be elections, they will even be mostly free, they just won’t matter so long as its upper ranks determine the dialogue on both sides of the media wall.
The Mediacracy isn’t playing for peanuts anymore. It’s not out to skew a few stories, it’s out to take control of the country. In military empires, the military can act as a Praetorian Guard. In political empires, it’s the people who control the political conversation who also control the succession.

In 2008, the Mediacracy elevated an Illinois State Senator who had briefly showed up in the Federal Senate to the highest office in the land. They did it even though he had no skills for the job and no serious plan for fixing any of the country’s problems. They did it to show that they could. They did it because they wanted to tell a compelling story and inflict radical change on a country that would have never voted for it, if it had not been lied and guilted into making the single worst decision in its entire history.

The mediacracy’s preferred candidate for 2016 is Hillary Clinton, a woman who rose to prominence on her impeached and disbarred corruptocrat husband’s coattails. Her tenure as Secretary of State is notable for two things – She is the most traveled Sec. of State in US history, and she presided over a four-year string of diplomatic disasters. But the coronation of Queen Hillary began almost immediately after she stepped down. ABC has dubbed 2013, “the year everyone gave Hillary Clinton an award” because she has been showered with at least 19 awards, already.

Republicans better get ready. The mediacracy is not about to turn over any leaves after the disaster of the Obama presidency. And neither is Hillary. And demographics are increasingly – not in our favor. The GOP needs to be wargaming right now on how to deal with this situation, but unfortunately, it looks like  their strategy for 2016 is geared more toward weeding out tea party favorites than dealing with the two candidates who most deserve their attention –  Hillary Clinton and the Mediacracy.

Video: Mark Levin Goes Nuclear On Obama, Reid, McConnell Over Filibuster Vote

I kinda figured Mark Levin would treat his audience to a world class rant following today’s events.

Here, he fisked Obama’s idiotic but totally predictable comments following the Senate Democrats’ naked power power grab in the Senate. I scream at the TV when I hear him, too.

More cathartic than entertaining because the deadly serious subject matter:

Levin criticized Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for allowing himself to be played by Dingy.

“Do they understand that they look like a bunch of buffoons and cowards. Do they understand that they actually have power but they keep surrendering it upfront. It is absolutely unbelievable to me.”

After ridiculing what the Republicans said on the Senate floor, today, he offered his advice on what they should have said: “You go ahead and do this Harry Reid…..let me tell you what we’ll do when we retake the Senate. We’re going to eliminate the filibuster rule altogether, and by a simple rule, we’re going to eliminate ObamaCare….”

I suspect that Republicans were worried that by being that explicit, (they’ve made vague threats like “Dems will be sorry) the hostilities would escalate, and Reid would expand the simple majority rule to legislative votes, as well as judicial radical nominees.


NRO: Nuclear Fallout:

The Democrats here are helping themselves to ill-gotten gains. Using the filibuster and other stalling techniques, they kept judicial vacancies open by closing them to Bush nominees. Miguel Estrada was kept off of the D.C. Court of Appeals by a filibuster; Democrats refused to process John Roberts’s nomination to the same court (to succeed James Buckley, the gentleman previously known in these pages as the sainted junior senator from New York). Later, when Roberts was named to the Supreme Court, Democrats blocked George W. Bush’s nominee for his replacement, Peter D. Keisler. Roberts’s earlier nomination advanced only after Republicans took control of the Senate, something that Harry Reid in his hubris seems to think will never happen again.


Disgraced. An embarrassment. Utter disregard for the law.

Toronto’s crack mayor, Rob Ford?

No. President Obama.

This is a man who was granted the extraordinary luxury of attending one of the most prestigious universities in the world. He went to law school. He told us he was an expert on constitutional law. He taught students about the U.S. Constitution.

He is now our president and fills a rather large role in executing that Constitution.

And it is as if he has never read the actual Constitution. Or, as if he read it and found it all so confusing that he simply could not comprehend one of the most basic tenets of it — that the legislature writes laws, which then go to the president for either his signature or veto.

Presidents do not get to write laws. They do not get to ignore laws they do not like or make up new ones on a whim.

Presidents do not get to refuse to negotiate with Congress on financial matters because the president doesn’t like what Congress has been urgently instructed to do by voters. He doesn’t get to make end runs around Congress.

Video: “Fighting For US”

Powerful stuff via Passcode Creative:

Hat tip: Brian B.

Australian 60 Minutes Covers Flight 800 Disaster Cover Up

The plane crash took place on the 12th July 1996. This informative Australian 60 Minutes special looks for answers to the nagging questions surrounding the disaster that’s been cloaked in mystery for so many years.

Spoiler alert – It was shot down. Apparently the Clinton administration didn’t want us to know that.

See investigative journalist and author, Jack Cashill’s lengthy index of Flight 800 articles if this subject interests you.  He’s been covering this story for many years.

Video: GOP Congressman and Kerry Tangle On Syria During Tense Exchange

In a contentious back and forth with Sec of State John Kerry on Syria, Congressman Jeff Miller (R-FL-01), Miller argued the Senate only delayed the Syria resolution because there weren’t enough votes to pass it.

“You know that,” the lawmaker said.

“Actually, no I don’t,” Kerry replied.

“Well, I do,” Miller shot back.

“Well, I’m glad you know something. I think, this should not be a political discussion,” Kerry responded.

Miller also asked Kerry what he meant when he said the strike on Syria would be “incredibly small. ” Kerry answered it would be small in comparison to military action in places like Iraq. “

Here is a review of the timeline Of Obama regime’s evolution on Syria Red Line on Fox News’ Special Report with Brett Baier.

Video via the Mass Tea Party·

SEE ALSO at The Conversation:

Support World War III…Because Obama

The Obama war machine is running on fumes

Obama’s Pee Wee Defense on Syria: ‘I Meant to Do That’

On Syria Goof, Kerry Claims He Meant to Do That

Important Post

Come on, Our Sec of State Meant To Do That!

Syria Agrees to Sign Chemical Weapons Convention, Destruction Could Take a Decade

Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Rand Paul at Exempt America Rally To #StopObamaCare (Video)

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Ted Cruz addresses the Exempt ObamaCare Rally crowd via ForAmerica ‏@ForAmerica1h

Today, Breitbart News is providing exclusive coverage from the “Exempt America” rally on Capitol Hill for defunding Obamacare from  from 10 AM EDT to 5 PM EDT,

Breitbart News Executive Chairman Stephen K. Bannon will co-host the broadcast with Breitbart News Managing Editor Alex Marlow and Breitbart’s Sonnie Johnson. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Rand Paul (R-KY) will headline the event.

Here is Ted Cruz’s speech from earlier today: “ObamaCare is the #1 job killer in America”, he said. “This thing ain’t working.”

Mike Lee said outside the Washington DC beltway, Obamacare is not controversial – “it’s universally despised.”

Rand Paul asked the crowd if they wanted half of ObamaCare. The shouted “NO!!!”

“How about a quarter of it?”


“Then how about we defund the whole damn thing?!” he suggested.

The crowd like that option best…

Here’s another video from The Freedomworks Defund Obamacare Summit, last weekend:

On September 8, day 2 of the Freedomworks Blogger and Activist ObamaCare Summit in Washington DC, Matt Kibbe suggested that powerful special interests were at play on the pro-ObamaCare side, and perhaps some of the Republicans fighting the Defund effort are in bed with them, but Kibbe noted that the paradigm has changed – “we can beat these guys.”


The Foundry: Warning: Obamacare May Be Hazardous to Your Health

We’ve talked a lot about Obamacare’s costs—how it will hurt the economy, kill jobs, and cost you and your family more when you pay for health care.

But there’s an even more important cost: your health.

Obamacare will affect the quality of care in this country. It will limit the choices we have in doctors, hospitals, and treatments. People are already learning that their trusted doctors aren’t going to be available to them in the new insurance plans Obamacare is forcing them into.

Weasel Zippers: Poll: Only 1 In 10 Young Adults Plan To Buy Health Insurance Through Obamacare Exchanges…

Weasel Zippers: Obamacare Regulations Hits 10,516 Pages, 8 Times Longer Than The Bible…

The Conversation: Senator Cruz Pans Latest GOP ObamaCare Strategy – Not Fooled By ‘Procedural Chicanery’



Video: Congress Launches Investigation Into Mysterious Seal Team Six Helicopter Crash

Led by Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), Congress has launched an investigation into the helicopter crash that killed 30 Americans in Afghanistan, including members of the Navy’s elite SEAL Team 6, two years ago.

The victims’ families say the Pentagon hasn’t provided answers to their many questions about the deadly attack, which took place on Aug. 6, 2011, three months after Osama bin Laden was killed in Pakistan by Team 6 forces.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on National Security, told The Hill, “We’re going to dive into this.”

Chaffetz said he met with the victims’ families about a month ago in what he described as an “emotional” gathering. He is poised to send questions to the Pentagon and may hold hearings on the matter.

Charlie Strange, whose son Michael was among those killed, said he asked President Obama two years ago at Dover Air Force Base to fully investigate. The death toll in the crash was the largest of any single incident for the U.S. military during the Afghanistan war.

Obama praised Michael’s service to Strange, who responded, “I don’t need to know about my son. I need to know what happened to my son.”

Karen and Billy Vaughn, the parents of Aaron Vaughn, appeared on America Live with Megyn Kelly to talk about the investigation.

The families of the SEALs held a press conference back in May, alleging that the Regime was at least partially responsible for the deaths of their sons

The sacrifice of our special ops forces leaves our our country, our families, and our homes unsafe! 
Our son, Special Operations Chief (SEAL) Aaron Carson Vaughn  (DEVGRU), was one of America’s most elite warriors… one of the 300. He was engaged kinetically in theGlobal War on Terror and his heart beat passionately for the republic he loved.  On 6 Aug, 2011 he, along with 29 other rough, fearless, American warriors, stepped into a CH-47DChinook chopper in the black of night and headed to a mission from which they would never return.
As we began searching for answers, our eyes were opened to vile atrocities being played out on America’s military. We quickly came face-to-face with our worst nightmare…our boys shouldn’t have died that night. The downing of Extortion 17 was at best unnecessary and at worst a negligent, reckless loss of life.
Political games, criminal Rules of Engagement and Washington’s total, wanton lack of regard for the battles our fearless warriors face on a nightly basis finally culminated in the greatest one-day loss of life in the history of Naval Special Warfare.
If these atrocities had ended on August 6, 2011, our battle would never have begun. But multitudes since have breathed their last –at the hands of the same disgusting lack of regard and/or criminal behavior. Our defenders deserve to be defended. The burden of their covering rests on us, the patriots of this nation. It is imperative that we stand together and demand change.
Although we cannot be engaged in this war kinetically as Aaron was, we must be engaged culturally. We are fightingthe fight and we need your help.
Please know that your donation will go directly to heart of the battle as we diligently and continually travel to meet with members of Congress, retired and active military leaders,families of fallen heroes, and many others. We travel wherever requested, usually without any form of reimbursement, toinform and enlighten civic organizations on the information we’ve collected as well as actions we’ve initiated. We’re constantly reminded of the famous quote, “If not us, who? If not now, when?”For Our Son…and so many others like him,Billy & Karen Vaughn

Why Do Republicans Want To Prop Up A Scandal Plagued President?


I’m so confused.

It was only a month ago, that major scandal eruptions were rocking the Regime off balance,  and Republicans like me were finally smelling blood in the water. We had Benghazi, which had been festering for months, and before that Fast and Furious,  we had the wretched IRS scandal, which the average American could understand, the AP/James Rosen scandals that outraged the press, massive ongoing scandals at the EPA, and finally the NSA scandal – which seems to be mostly an issue about trust and competence.  These scandals should be burying this Regime. Obama is sliding badly in the polls. People not only don’t trust this government – they fear it.

A month ago, I said, Obama’s agenda for his second term is dead. Even “the Stupid Party” knows better than to work with a Regime as corrupt and scandal plagued as this one, right? Time to stick a fork in Obama’s agenda, right?

We’ve got multiple instances of Regime officials lying under oath to Congress. Anyone at all have a problem with that? Republicans should be spending most of their time undoing the damage this Regime has done, fighting Obama’s agenda, investigating their many scandals, and  holding hearings. Period.

What the hell are we doing “reaching across the aisle” to make deals with the same moral cretins who circled the wagons during Fast and Furious and Benghazi,  wanted the tea party targeted by the IRS, and were against NSA spying (during the Bush years) before they were all gung-ho for it, (all hail Obama.)

It should be obvious by now, that everything this president does is destructive in one way or another. He started his second term with the transparent desire to win the House in 2014 so he could finish off the Republican party. And damned if we don’t have a Republican party that is helping him do it.   We have a president who should be in a free-fall right now, but instead of kicking him while he’s down, we have Republicans who  are  helping him back up.

Ann Coulter dubbed Marco Rubio “the Jack Kevorkian of the Republican party” and she’s right. Instead of dropping  comprehensive immigration like a hot potato after all of the scandals erupted, he stayed right with it –  doing Obama’s bidding it turns out to pass the “Gang of Nine” bill.

Although some pundits are predicting that the Immigration bill will die in the House, this year, hope springs eternal when we have  “conservatives” like Rep. Paul Ryan gushing that the Senate’s  action “makes final passage on immigration ‘even more likely.’


Are you kidding me, Paul Ryan?

Do these R-words have any idea how badly they’re screwing up, right now?


Ryan talked about  the House’s plan to a dubious  Mark Levin, last week. Levin noted the government’s history of breaking its promises to secure the border, so why should we trust anything that’s passed, now?

Granted the House plan is leaps and bounds better than the Senate plan, but what happens  when the two bodies reconcile their versions of reform? Secure the border now – then take incremental steps toward immigration reform.


We live in a country in which this happens, and Republicans shrug: IRS Sent $46,378,040 in Refunds to 23,994 ‘Unauthorized’ Aliens at 1 Atlanta Address:

( – The Internal Revenue Service sent 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 to “unauthorized” alien workers who all used the same address in Atlanta, Ga., in 2011, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).

That was not the only Atlanta address theoretically used by thousands of “unauthorized” alien workers receiving millions in federal tax refunds in 2011. In fact, according to a TIGTA audit report published last year, four of the top ten addresses to which the IRS sent thousands of tax refunds to “unauthorized” aliens were in Atlanta.

The IRS sent 11,284 refunds worth a combined $2,164,976 to unauthorized alien workers at a second Atlanta address; 3,608 worth $2,691,448 to a third; and 2,386 worth $1,232,943 to a fourth.

Other locations on the IG’s Top Ten list for singular addresses that were theoretically used simultaneously by thousands of unauthorized alien workers, included an address in Oxnard, Calif, where the IRS sent 2,507 refunds worth $10,395,874; an address in Raleigh, North Carolina, where the IRS sent 2,408 refunds worth $7,284,212; an address in Phoenix, Ariz., where the IRS sent 2,047 refunds worth $5,558,608; an address in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., where the IRS sent 1,972 refunds worth $2,256,302; an address in San Jose, Calif., where the IRS sent 1,942 refunds worth $5,091,027; and an address in Arvin, Calif., where the IRS sent 1,846 refunds worth $3,298,877.

Where’s the outrage?!

Meanwhile Obama is trying to use the “Cool factor” and public schools to sell his disastrous, unpopular and ungodly health care law.

Welcome to the USSA says Matt Bracken: California Schools to Train Kids to Sell ObamaCare:

Ca kids

Is anyone at GOP HQ looking at this or are they too busy trying to suck-up to college kids by holding “Google hangouts” about student loans?

A new Fox Poll: 82% of Americans Say Founding Fathers Would Disapprove Of How Things Are Going In Washington Today…

And Rasmussen reported today that  72% Think NSA May Have Monitored Congress, Military Leaders, Judges.

72 freaking percent of us think that Obama’s NSA is likely to have “violated one of the country’s most cherished constitutional standards – the checks and balances between the three branches of government – by spying on the private communications of Congress and judges.”

This concern takes on even more significance given that 57% of voters believe it is likely the NSA data will be used by other government agencies to harass political opponents.

And what are our leaders in the Grand Old Party doing? Holding Google Hang-outs with teenyboppers!


Michelle Obama’s Bad Bangs Brouhaha in Belfast

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Daily Mail: “Bad hair day hangs over speech”

Michelle Obama picked a bad time to grow out her bangs.

G8 Summit

She was in Belfast to give a speech, today, while the president was is in the city for the two-day G-8 Summit. She’s spending the evening  in “the $3,300-per-night Princess Grace suite of Dublin’s Five-Star Shelbourne Hotel” which White House Dossier’s Keith Koffler reports, “adds credence to accusations she is in the city for a quick vacation at taxpayer expense.”

The White House is billing Michelle’s trip to Dublin as having diplomatic significance, but her itinerary suggests otherwise. She and her daughters will visit the Trinity College library to explore President Obama’s Irish family roots, attend a performance by the world-famous Riverdance troupe, and visit the Wicklow Mountains national forest.

Judging by the tail number of her plane on the ground at Dublin Airport, it appears Air Force Two has been flown to Europe along with Air Force One and is being used to transport Michelle around.

This, after David Cameron, the host of the G8 summit encouraged Obama and others, back in February to leave their spouses at home “to ensure leaders remain ‘focused’ on issues like tackling tax avoidance, without the distraction of having their wives and girlfriends in tow.”

Oh well! “What sequester”, right?

The First Lady’s overly long bangs (or fringe as the call it in the UK) caused a stir on Twitter and many of the comments were”a bit less than complimentary.”

MSN UK went so far as to say: Michelle Obama is embroiled in an “Obama-bangs scandal”.

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See, Mrs Obama appears to be growing out her fringe (a most stressful process, as anyone who’s endured the months of desperately tanking on it to encourage growth will know), which means sometimes it gets in her eyes.

And, whilst Mrs O touched on various important topics during her speech – including how today’s youth are the world leaders of the future - it seems that the Twittersphere only cared for her distracting hair. Here’s what tweeters had to say…

@wilde23m: ‘Note to self – cut fringe (bangs if you’re US). Makes Michelle #Obama look cross-eyed trying to see through hair. Don’t want to follow suit.

@chiller: ‘I love Michelle O, but when every time you blink, your entire fringe twitches, you need a fringe trim.’

@SheilaMcWade: ‘Somewhere there’s a Press Secretary screaming ‘FRINGE! FRINGE! WHO HAD THE FRINGE?!’ #ObamainBelfast #Michelle #G8′

Here’s some video of the speech via the BBC:

Look, I can sympathize.  I’ve been trying to grow my bangs out since the eighth grade. Then they get to the length you see in the pictures above and I break down and cut them. I’m surprised she didn’t wait until the big trip was over to grow them out.


Commenters tell me she’s most likely wearing a wig – (Of course!) – making her bad hair issues doubly embarrassing for her.  “Bad hair day” – eh, happens to all of us. “Bad wig day” – Ay yi yi!


Is Cloward Piven Strategy Finally Reaching its Sorry Conclusion and Should Conservatives Go Along and “Let it Burn”

I haven’t been thinking such cataclysmic thoughts since the outrageous Stimulus of 3/2009, which was the impetus for the tea party movement.

Today, Ace, in a typically insightful post, vented about how throughout the 2012 election campaign, the media class let Obama slide on  entitlement spending. Everyone knows we’re on an unsustainable path, but they didn’t challenge the President who had no answers, and they allowed him to demagogue the two guys that did.

It has long been a mark of the Smart Set to acknowledge the distressing problem of financing our entitlement systems. For decades, a pundit on the pages of the Washington Post could make his rent by writing the same basic column once a month — “While these nincompooops in DC argue about this or that temporary trivia, everyone ignores the real problem, which is that, due to the Baby Boom followed by a very long Baby Bust, there are too few workers to support the ever-growing cohort of retired folks, and this problem will get worse and worse every year until we either do something about it or we don’t, in which case the system collapses catastrophically.”

Even liberals who didn’t understand math (which is most of them) knew that the Smarter Folks who did understand math were quite certain this was a problem, and so echoed their concerns.

But it was politics before country for the MSM, and now that they’ve reached their goal of getting their Precious elected, they’re wringing their hands again about entitlements.

Now comes the Washington Post, after fighting assiduously to re-elect the team pandering on entitlements, slandering and lying — I’m sorry, I mean “Fact-Checking” — the team which told the truth about entitlements, to impotently object that “entitlements must be on the table.”

They have no credibility on the issue. If this was such an important issue– which they remember to say again after the election — why did they work so hard to elect the Party determined to pander and offer nothing but Mathematical Fantasies? When it comes to pandering, their mouths say “No” but their eyes say “Yes yes yes,” and the Democrats know it.

Continuing on to his next post, Ace muses:

I’d sure like to see this “balanced approach” Obama talks about so much, on paper. An equal amount of tax hikes and spending cuts would in fact be a far more right wing proposal than he’s actually put forward.

His actual plan is about as balanced as, say, France’s Socialists are implementing.

The French economy has been stuck at zero percent growth for months, while unemployment has climbed to above 10 percent — and all signs point to an oncoming recession.

Sounds like a plan. Let’s do that.

I’m finding the gravitational pull of the Let It Burn caucus growing increasingly strong and increasingly irresistible.

Are we now living through the final stages of a decades long strategy to wreck the US economy?

As The Liberty Professor noted:

Even the strongest of pack animals cannot bear all the weight of the world.  Our economy cannot sustain the increased strain being placed upon it by redistribution schemes and taxes.  The pony’s back will eventually break.  It’s no wonder that so many have suggested such a goal from the beginning of the Obama administration.  This idea has a name.  It’s called the Cloward-Piven Strategy and it was first proposed in the 1960s by two ultra-liberal academics.  The idea is to overwhelm the welfare system until it collapses.  Afterward, a system of guaranteed income will be set in its place.  In other words, the socialism that failed in the USSR and Eastern Europe.

While addressing his campaign staff on Wednesday, Obama wept.  They may be tears of joy as well as disbelief.  Who could have imagined that any single president could do so much damage and still be re-elected to a second term?

Obama’s dream of the “fundamental transformation of America” is only half finished.  Even he is probably shocked that he gets four more years to bring it to completion.

Via The Political Commentator, a reminder that Obama was and always will be an Alinsky organizer:
“In the Alinsky model, “organizing” is a euphemism for “revolution” — a wholesale revolution whose ultimate objective is the systematic acquisition of power by a purportedly oppressed segment of the population, and the radical transformation of America’s social and economic structure. The goal is to foment enough public discontent, moral confusion, and outright chaos to spark the social upheaval that Marx, Engels, and Lenin predicted — a revolution whose foot soldiers view the status quo as fatally flawed and wholly unworthy of salvation.Thus, the theory goes, the people will settle for nothing less than that status quo’s complete collapse — to be followed by the erection of an entirely new system upon its ruins. Toward that end, they will be apt to follow the lead of charismatic radical organizers who project an aura of confidence and vision, and who profess to clearly understand what types of societal “changes” are needed.””As Alinsky put it: “A reformation means that the masses of our people have reached the point of disillusionment with past ways and values. They don’t know what will work but they do know that the prevailing system is self-defeating, frustrating, and hopeless. They won’t act for change but won’t strongly oppose those who do. The time is then ripe for revolution.”

And it seems, many conservatives have given up the fight, as Ebbon Raves of the American Thinker reports:

“Let it crash!”  “Give them what they want and they’ll see what happens!”  “Surely, once the left’s programs are implemented and the economy crashes, people will come to their senses.”

Since the election, many on the right have echoed this meme.  They are convinced that widespread poverty and lack of opportunity will bring a resurgence of the America many of them knew growing up.  Grandma and Grandpa’s America.

Perhaps these people forget that Roosevelt was re-elected three times during a depression that he helped prolong — a depression that featured soup lines and starvation in a population that actually wanted to work for a living and went on relief only as a last resort, and then with a sense of shame.

Thanks to food stamps, EBT cards, and other entitlements, Barack Obama actually had an easier time.  He just had to threaten that the evil rich would take away flat-screens and “crazy money” to get enough votes.  Imagine if people were really hungry.

Roosevelt and the Great Depression is only a mild example of what happens during severe economic stress.  Think about Germany during the Weimar Republic hyperinflation.  What did that give the world?  Look at Argentina, at one time in the twentieth century more prosperous than the United States.  Cristina Fernandez easily won re-election after she nationalized retirement accounts.  Do you really think that no one views your 401(k) as unfair?  What could be fairer than making sure it is kept protected from the greedy Wall Street bankers?  Look at what is happening in Greece, with a quazi-Nazi party gaining ground.  Look at France, who elected a socialist government to solve problems caused by socialism.

I could go on, but you get the point.  A nation’s problems are always blamed on the evil rich (name your racial scapegoat).  Do you really think it’s be any different here?

If the American people are willing to reelect this malignant narcissist demagogue before we’ve hit rock bottom, think who/what a more desperate people will go for in order to keep food on the table, and a roof over their heads, when we do.
Raves concludes:
Make no mistake: encouraging an economic crash is a bad idea.  A parasite may eventually kill the host, but it usually takes a while, and there is always hope for recovery.  Predators, however, devour the carcass in a rapid fashion.  No easier meal can be had.  Do not forget that predators are foreign to the body, and there are many circling outside our borders.  Even today, there is still plenty of flesh left on America — flesh worth fighting for by whoever wants it most.
I afraid there’s no happy ending, here. I really don’t see a way out of this mess.

Dear GOP House Members and Members-Elect -

Congratulations to you all for surviving the absurd calamity of November 6th. You need to know what’s in store for you.

To put it bluntly, you have two years to live. Politically live as the House Majority, that is. You are going to be demonized and destroyed by the Chicago Gangsters who run the White House and the presstitutes of the CorruptMedia. Your chances of retaining your majority in 2014 are 0%.

The question is: what are you going to do with these two years? Realize that the political outcome will be the same no matter what you do. While many of you may individually survive and be reelected in 2014, collectively your majority will be gone and you’ll all be just minority schmucks.

So if you plan to cringe, compromise, and cooperate with the gangsters just to be reelected as a minority schmuck, why not just quit now, resign and collect your pension – rather than continue a charade in order to keep your perks of power for a little while longer, and all that while you’ll have to look into the mirror every morning and see a coward?

Why not, then, see someone of courage in that mirror instead? There is a power that only you – a majority of members of the House – have that neither the Senate, the President nor any of his agencies, nor even the Supreme Court has. If you choose to exercise it, you will be feared and respected, instead of being Obama’s poodles.

But far more importantly, you will have done your patriotic duty to protect your country from the lethal damage Obama is poised to inflict upon it.

The power the House Majority uniquely has is the Other Golden Rule: He who has the gold, makes the rules. Article I Section 7 of the Constitution states it very clearly and without ambiguity: “All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives.”

The President with his Executive Orders and multitude of agencies and departments, Harry Reid’s Senate, the Supreme Court, no part of the vast US Federal Government has the Constitutional authority to spend a dime that you don’t give them. You all, of course, know this. What is required of you now is to act on it.

The day after the Catastrophe of November 6, Harry Reid loudly proclaimed that the Federal Government will soon require the debt ceiling raised another $2.4 trillion – and that when the time comes to do so, “We’ll raise it.”

The question to ask Mr. Reid is: “What do you mean ‘we,’ kemosabe?” Harry and every other Senator has no say in the matter. If you, the House Majority do not vote to raise the debt ceiling, it is not raised, no matter what temper tantrums Harry or the President have or threats they make.

Right now, as you read this, your children and grandchildren – in fact, every single American under 18 – is saddled with over $216,000 of federal debt they will be expected to pay off. They can’t, they won’t, and it is immoral in the extreme to expect them to. Their debt has to be defaulted upon. The way to start is to refuse to raise the debt ceiling.

Keep reading, here. But I honestly don’t see House Republicans doing anything this bold to save the country.
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Video: Obama Defends Susan Rice: “She’s Done Exemplary Work”

In case you missed it, Obama’s press conference went off just as predicted -  the lapdog media threw mostly softballs and didn’t challenge the president who gave his usual long winded answers.

This noteworthy exchange on Benghazi gave him a neat opportunity to demonstrate righteous anger at the way his loyal underling, Susan Rice is being treated by mean ol’ Republicans, transcript via NY Times Politics:

Q: Thank you, Mr. President. Senator John McCain and Senator Lindsey Graham both said today that they want to have Watergate-style hearings on the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi and said that if you nominate Susan Rice to be secretary of state, they will do everything in their power to block her nomination. As Senator Graham said, he simply doesn’t trust Ambassador Rice after what she said about Benghazi. I’d like your reaction to that. And would those threats deter you from making a nomination like that?

Video via Weasel Zippers

OBAMA: Well, first of all, I’m not going to comment at this point on various nominations that I’ll put forward to fill out my Cabinet for the second term. Those are things that are still being discussed.

But let me say specifically about Susan Rice, she has done exemplary work. She has represented the United States and our interests in the United Nations with skill and professionalism and toughness and grace. As I’ve said before, she made an appearance at the request of the White House in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her. If Senator McCain and Senator Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. And I’m happy to have that discussion with them. But for them to go after the U.N. ambassador, who had nothing to do with Benghazi and was simply making a presentation based on intelligence that she had received and to besmirch her reputation is outrageous.

You know what’s outrageous? No one followed up with the question; “okay then, who in your administration supplied her with the bogus intelligence?”

Oh, because that’s still “under investigation.”

They’re looking at the guy, for God’s sake.

And you know, we’re after an election now.

Nice – the same pissy thing he told John McCain during the ObamaCare summit in Feb, 2010, “the election is over, John.” Whenever someone questions this corrupt regime’s maneuvers, you see, it’s “politics.”  Pissant.

I think it is important for us to find out exactly what happened in Benghazi, and I’m happy to cooperate in any ways that Congress wants. We have provided every bit of information that we have, and we will continue to provide information. And we’ve got a full-blown investigation, and all that information will be disgorged to Congress.

Here’s some questions he could answer right now, but none of the lapdogs dared ask it: What did you, Panetta, and Biden talk about during your 5:00 meeting on 9/11? What were you doing on the night of 9/11? Did you watch any of the attack as it was being livestreamed in the situation room? Those answers might be interesting. But instead we get to hear twaddle like this:

And I don’t think there’s any debate in this country that when you have four Americans killed, that’s a problem. And we’ve got to get to the bottom of it, and there needs to be accountability. We’ve got to bring those who carried it out to justice. They won’t get any debate from me on that.

But when they go after the U.N. ambassador, apparently because they think she’s an easy target, then they’ve got a problem with me. And should I choose — if I think that she would be the best person to serve America in the capacity — the State Department, then I will nominate her. That’s not a determination that I’ve made yet.

I’ve got a problem with liars, and thus I have a problem with this entire regime.

And so does Lindsey Graham:

BOOM. And that’s what one of our biggest RINOs is saying.


Ace: “Come After Me:” Obama Offers Rehearsed Tough-Guy Message on Benghazi, But Avoids Actual Answers:

Also: “the intelligence she received.” Passive voice. Why does he avoid saying who gave her the intelligence? It’s a shifty construction. If there was nothing amiss, he should have no problems specifying who gave her this “intelligence.”

You avoid naming names when you have something to hide.

He calls the exchange, “sick-making.” Everything about this President is sick-making.

Gateway Pundit: OBAMA CONFRONTED ON BENGHAZI – Says He “Gave Order” to Keep Our People Safe – But Dodges Specifics (Video):

WOW! Obama was confronted today by Ed Henry from FOX News if he “made an order” to save the heroes in Benghazi. —
He says he gave the order to “keep our people safe.”

** But he WOULD NOT ANSWER if he gave a direct order to save our men in Benghazi!!

It was the only meaningful question from the whole press conference.
The lapdog media was particularly timid this afternoon.

John Nolte, Big Journalism: Obama Presser: Chuck Todd Wins, Jessica Yellin and America Lose:

You would think that after eight months, the media would be loaded for bear when the opportunity finally arose to ask President Obama serious questions about something other than a campaign — especially in the wake of Libya, an anemic economic recovery, and the oncoming fiscal cliff.

You would think the media would want some — no — would demand some answers as to why for two whole weeks we were told Libya was the result of a video as opposed to a premeditated terror attack.

But if you think that, you don’t understand our media.

A few questions were asked about Libya — but really only two. One Libya question was really about the President’s willingness to stand by and support U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice after Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham’s said today they would oppose her being nominated for Secretary of State. Many, including myself, believe Rice was willingly trotted out on all the Sunday shows a week after the September 11 anniversary attack to lie about Libya not being premeditated.

To this question, Obama replied forcefully, challenging McCain and Graham to come after him instead of Rice. In other words, like he did during the debates, Obama used faux indignation as a defense against his dishonest mishandling of Libya, because this is something he knows his media pals will eat up. And eat it up they have.

Ben Shapiro, Big Government:  Obama Press Conference: Stonewalls on Benghazi, Petraeus, Pushes Tax Hikes:

Today, President Obama held his first press conference in five months. It was a bizarre mix of softball questions from his press sycophants, false righteous indignation from the president over his administration’s Benghazi failures and lies, and an oddly blustery position shift on tax hikes as opposed to tax loopholes.

Obama opened his press conference with his usual patter about class warfare and the fiscal cliff, insisting on raising taxes first and foremost. Then a reporter asked him about whether he knew about the Petraeus investigation – or whether he should have known. “I have no evidence at this point that classified information was disclosed … there’s an ongoing investigation, and I don’t want to comment on the specifics of that investigation.” Obama then threw the ball to FBI Director Robert Mueller.  Obama did say that “by his own assessment, he did not meet the standards” he needed to as director of the CIA. “It’s on that basis that I accepted [his resignation],” Obama added.

“We’re not supposed to meddle in criminal investigations, and that’s been our practice,” said Obama, ignoring his long history of meddling in criminal investigations including Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Trayvon Martin.

Washington Free Beacon: BEASTMODE: McCain: ‘That’s one of the dumbest questions I’ve ever heard’:

Sen. John McCain was asked Wednesday if there was a greater national security threat in the classified documents uncovered in the Petraeus scandal than in the Benghazi terrorist attack that killed four Americans.

Bear. not. happy.

RCP: Krauthammer: If Susan Rice Didn’t Know Anything About Benghazi, “Why The Hell Are You Sending Her Out?”

CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: AYou called at it a show of passion, I would say it was his usual show of indignation, which is his default response whenever he feels defensive or backed into a corner. ‘How dare you attack my U.N. ambassador?’ And then he gives the strangest defense by saying she didn’t have anything to do with the Benghazi [attack]. Then why the hell are you sending her out there? Why didn’t you send out the Secretary of State, or the CIA Director, or [Secretary of Defense] Panetta or somebody, who did know?

And then he does play the sort of Lancelot defending the mistress in distress? It made Mitt Romney and the binders with women look positively feminist in comparison, this kind of patronizing attack on the two male Senators who would dare attack the girl, which what was intended in his tone. This is all the usual — you know, if you attack the pride, he’ll strike you on that. It was clearly defensive, and it was also a stonewall. I mean, after all, what she said was absolutely and completely misleading. Either inadvertently, in which case it’s complete incompetence or on purpose, in which case it’s deception. Then he basically, he took the bait on that and said, ‘Look, that wasn’t her speaking, that was me speaking. If you want to pick on somebody, pick on me.’

How can anybody pick on him or even question him, if he hadn’t had a press conference in eight months? You know, he clearly hasn’t been out there. He’s been hiding behind inquiries, behind investigations, and now behind Susan Rice. But now I think he’s out there, and he is vulnerable on this. I think he may regret having said that.

Video at link.

America Live with Megyn Kelly: Obama sends confusing message with Susan Rice comments:

President reveals White House sent out UN ambassador to address Benghazi attacks, but says she had ‘nothing to do’ with Libya probe

With Kirsten Powers who makes many of the same points Charles Krauthammer did-  video at link.

Powers  seems to have turned on this president over the Benghazi issue.

And you know….go back and read that statement from Lindsey Graham. Obama’s not getting any kind of honeymoon this time around. (Outside of his biggest fans – the MSM, that is.)

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It Begins: Dingy Moves To Change Senate Rules To Limit GOP filibusters


Via The Washington Times:

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that he will try to push through a change to Senate rules that would limit the GOP’s ability to filibuster bills.

Speaking in the wake of Tuesday’s election, which boosted Senate Democrats’ numbers slightly, Mr. Reid said he won’t end filibusters altogether but that the rules need to change so that the minority party cannot use the legislative blocking tool as often.

“I think that the rules have been abused and that we’re going to work to change them,” he told reporters. “Were not going to do away with the filibuster but we’re going to make the Senate a more meaningful place.”

Republicans, who have 47 of the chamber’s 100 seats in this current Congress, have repeatedly used that strong minority to block parts of President Obama’s agenda on everything from added stimulus spending to his judicial picks.

A filibuster takes 60 senators to overcome it.

Leaders of both parties have been reluctant to change the rules because they value it as a tool when they are in the minority.

Continue reading here.

Since Republicans remain in the minority – it’s not such a valuable tool. This of course is designed to hamstring Republican efforts to stop Obama’s ruinous policies in his second term.

Video: Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer’s Sources Say Obama was in the Situation Room Watching Benghazi Attack – He Could Have Ordered an Intervention

Tony Shaffer  is a U.S. Army Lieutenant Colonel who gained notoriety  for his claims about mishandled intelligence before the 9/11/01 attacks and for the censoring of his book, Operation Dark Heart.

He told Fox’s Judge Jeanine Pirro that his sources say Obama was one of the people in the room watching the Benghazi attack go down and it would have taken an order by the president to intervene.

“Do we know if the President watched this?” Pirro asked him.

Shaffer answered,  “According to my sources – yes -  he was one of those in the White House Situation room in real time, watching this. And the question becomes, what did the President do or not do in the moments he saw this unveiling….He and only he could issue a directive for Sec of Defense, Panetta to do something.”

Once again, Obama voted “present”.

It is known that Obama met with the Biden and Panetta in the White House at 5:00.   Col. Hunt says help was only 20 minutes away by jet and a couple of hours away by AC-130 gunships and special forces. He and Shaffer concluded that the decision not to intervene was political.

So no “gutsy call” to save these heroic Americans’ lives would be forthcoming because of political considerations?….

Pirro asked, “what is Ty Woods thinking as he’s calling for help and he has his laser on the mortars?”

Shaffer’s answer was heartbreaking. “He’s probably thinking about the fact that he’s given every last ounce of his strength  toward his country and is calling in the cavalry and his last thoughts were, ‘I thought they’d come.’”

Pirro made sure to stress that the CIA operatives in Benghazi were denied help – but were not denied help from the military.

Enough with the phoney “investigation” and “it wasn’t us, “it wasn’t us”,  “it wasn’t us” -  gosh, who could it be – guessing game. No “investigation” is necessary. The MSM could get to the bottom of this by simply asking the President a few pertinent questions.

But the ObaMedia doesn’t want the ugly truth to get out there. They already know it and they’re studiously avoiding its lethal implications.

Reporters are only granted a few minutes with the president, and one way Obama controls uncomfortable interviews is to launch into absurdly long answers that run out the clock.

And “run out the clock” over these next 10 days regarding the Libyan scandal is exactly what Obama and his media allies are up to.

The White House itself  is also being careful about not making news. This is why no statement was released denying the Fox News report. If the Administration issues a denial, the CorruptMedia will be forced to cover the denial, which in turn will call attention to the story.

You bet it’s a big, fat naked conspiracy between the Obama campaign and the media. This is nothing more than a replay of the John Edwards scandal, where the media ignored an extra-marital affair until Edwards’ chances at being elected president disappeared.

I could be wrong about one thing, though; my speculation that this is an “unspoken” conspiracy. After Fox News’s Jennifer Griffin dropped her bombshell, it’s not hard to imagine David Axelrod burning up a Bat Phone that connects directly to the JournOlist Hotline and denying the story completely — off the record, of course — you know, so that the denial won’t…make news.

This is what the American people are not allowed to know until after the election: Obama knew what was happening in Benghazi. He was watching it in real time in the Situation Room. When the calls came in for assistance, he said, “nope – too politically risky” and went to bed. He had a big fundraiser to go to the next day.

Meanwhile Ty Woods was giving every last ounce of his strength toward his country, and in his last unimaginably horrifying moments he despaired,  ‘I thought they’d come.’

Knowing this, on a scale of 1-10, how galling will the slobbering media’s rapturous swoon over the Gutsy Call movie (coming to TV just two days before the election!), be for you? Keep in mind, Obama had the same risk aversion mindset for that operation, which he cancelled on three separate occasions at the urging of Valerie Jarrett. By Obama’s own admission, he never makes a big decision without first consulting with Jarrett. Doesn’t this episode fit the pattern?

I do hope those Special Op Super PACs (who are on Obama’s Enemies List) have something fun planned to coincide with that movie debut.


Pat Caddell appearing with Ann Coulter in the next segment was apoplectic – barely able to contain his emotions as he described the media malpractice on this story. “None of them have any honor”, he said -  the President, Vice President, Sec of State and especially the media.


Via Jake Tapper, on Friday, it should be noted that the White House denied that the WH Situation room was streaming video of the attack in real time:

White House officials say there was no video stream available.

Deebow of Blackfive writes:

Delta Force could have rigged in-flight for a jump into the nearest DZ that would have gotten them into the fight to be followed by heavier forces from Italy.  AFRICOM SOF assets on the Horn Of Africa could have planned on the helo flight there, Fighter Jets, land or carrier based, could have been there early on and established a presence and put human eyes on what was happening.

So Mr. President, when you say that you didn’t deny aid to those brave men in Benghazi, but that members of the US Military decided not to send aid to your personal representative under attack all on their own and you had no influence over that decision, then you are either derelict, incompetent, or a liar.

Either way, that means to me (and hopefuly soon, a whole mess of registered voters) you don’t deserve to be Commander in Chief.


Film Ladd: General Petraeus Should Speak Up

Information on the Benghazi disaster has been dripping out. The CIA released a statement yesterday – which I assume was under the direction of CIA Director General Petraeus – which is far too cleverly worded.

We can say with confidence that the Agency reacted quickly to aid our colleagues during that terrible evening in Benghazi. Moreover, no one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate. In fact, it is important to remember how many lives were saved by courageous Americans who put their own safety at risk that night-and that some of those selfless Americans gave their lives in the effort to rescue their comrades.

Ponder this sentence: “no one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need…” Which of course begs the question, who exactly did deny those three pleas for help, leading to the death of Ambassador Stevens?
A U.S. Ambassador is the equivalent of a four-star general. Our embassies are considered U.S. soil. This happened on 9-11. Who denied these requests? Everyone suspects that it was Obama. After all, Presidential permission would have been required to send a strike team into a sovereign nation.


Update via Instapundit.It’s just a comment on a forum, but has the ring of truth to me – I’ve seen this sort of thing play out before.Interesting Rumor Concerning General Carter Ham and Stand Down Order (Posted on 10/26/12 at 9:45 p.m.) I heard a story today from someone inside the military that I trust entirely. The story was in reference to General Ham that Panetta referenced in the quote below.

Read the whole thing. I’ve been thinking the same thing about Petraeus. And someone needs to find that General Ham and grill him.

Hat tip: Brian B.

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