Boehner to Holder: “There Is No Issue Of Race Here” (Video)

At a press conference on Capitol Hill Thursday, Speaker Boehner was asked about Attorney General Eric Holder’s racial demagoguery in front of  Al Sharpton’s group, the National Action Network at their Annual convention, yesterday. The nation’s top law enforcement officer whined that he had faced  “unprecedented, unwarranted ugly adversity” and asked, “what Attorney General has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? What President has ever had to deal with that kind of treatment? “

Reported Chad Pergram asked, “in a speech yesterday the Attorney General suggested that he was treated, and perhaps this president and others in the administration were treated a certain way because of race. Even if that’s not intentional by members of Congress, is that a problem for members of your party when they go after members of the administration?

To his eternal credit, Speaker Boehner didn’t hesitate to shoot down Holder’s accusation, answering bluntly that  “there is no issue of race here.” He explained,  “the frustration is that the American people have not been told the truth about what happened at the IRS. The American people have not been told the truth about what happened in Fast and Furious. The administration has not told the American people about Benghazi. We have been going through all of these hearings, having to hold people in contempt because they have made it impossible to get to the documents. They have not been forthcoming; they owe the American people the truth. When it comes to Benghazi we’ve got four Americans who are dead. Their families deserve the truth about what happened and the administration refuses to tell them the truth.”

Video: Dingy Harry Blames ‘Rich, Rich, Rich Rich Rich Koch Brothers’ For Gender Pay Gap

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Majority Leader Harry Reid discussed the Senate schedule, unemployment benefits and the Koch brothers – but mostly the Koch brothers at the weekly Democratic press conference April 8.

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Transcript via PJ Media:

“So my Republican colleagues, I guess, think that pay gap doesn’t matter that much since I had not a single person come to the floor — well, we’ve had a couple. One of them came and said it was a bill for trial lawyers,” he continued. “But basically they do nothing but stand in the background and filibuster. I get it. Two Congresses ago, they did it last Congress, and they’re doing it this Congress, filibustering our moving to this important piece of legislation.”

Reid spoke of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which comes to the floor Wednesday with heavy opposition from Republicans.

“These really rich, rich, rich, rich, rich people like the Koch brothers, they prefer to go along with women being paid less than men. And like so many things here, the Republicans in the Senate go along with what the Koch brothers want,” he said. “This issue boils down a fundamental question: Whose side are you on? As usual, the Republicans are siding with the rich and not obviously being too concerned about what’s happening with women in America, not getting paid as much as men for doing the exact same work.”

Reid was asked if he’s going to get to the minimum wage bill, seeking a hike to $10.10, before the end of the week.

“I don’t think so. I have a lot of other things I’m going to do,” he said. “I want to put lots of nominations we’re going to move on, as early as probably today. So we’ll have to have a ton of votes before the week is done.”

Then the majority leader was asked by another reporter if he’s “been successful in explaining to America who they are.”

“Well, I haven’t been successful enough, because I’m going to continue. But I do feel good about this, no one knew who the Koch brothers were until we started this little deal here. And now about half the people in America know who they are,” Reid declared. “By the time we finish this, everyone is going to know who these — the two richest brothers in the world are.”

Hat tip: Weasel Zippers

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Jon Ralston, Politico: Harry Reid’s Kryptonite:

Of course,I didn’t yet know this was a family matter as I began exploring that line item on Reid’s FEC report. Nor did I know that reporters from national media outlets also were chasing the story. Like many of them, I had other things on my docket and thought the FEC inquiry was interesting but not imperative.

When I called Reid’s office to ask about it, I got a standard peremptory response: “The campaign complied with all FEC rules.”

I asked why the senator would have used campaign funds to buy holiday gifts, and remembered a 2006 controversy over his using campaign funds to give his Ritz-Carlton doorman Christmas presents. Reid, whose net worth may be as much as $6.3 million, eventually reimbursed the campaign, but this new inquiry suggested he hadn’t learned his lesson—a nice gift to his enemies.

“The report is accurate. The expenditure was for holiday gifts,” a Reid spokeswoman told me. And when I asked who Ryan Elisabeth was, she said simply: “jewelry, knick knacks.”

I then Googled “Ryan Elisabeth” and almost immediately found a LinkedIn page for Ryan Elizabeth Reid, who describes herself as a “performing arts professional” from Brooklyn. The photo shows a young woman in an artistic-looking white hat with purple feather, her head tilted at a jaunty angle.

I asked Reid’s office what the relation was. Then I waited. And waited.

For an entire day, Reid’s office failed to confirm that Ryan Elisabeth was his granddaughter, offering up banalities about her being “just a jewelry vendor” or simply being dismissive. It was uncharacteristic—and suspicious.

A spokeswoman finally admitted the relationship the next day—another Reid operative apparently already had done so with national reporters, suggesting his office had no coordinated response—and said the gifts were purchased for supporters and donors. Then I realized there was another “Ryan Elisabeth” line item that brought the total to nearly $17,000.

Truth Revolt: WAPO Fact Checker: Senate Majority PAC’s New Ad Gets Four Pinocchios

“This is the third time in a month that the Fact Checker has given Four Pinocchios to an ad sponsored by Senate Majority PAC. That’s a pretty dreadful track record, and does little for the organization’s credibility”

The Washington Examiner: NRSC demands Louisiana stations pull ad trying to link Bill Cassidy to Koch brothers:

The National Republican Senatorial Committee will send a letter to 34Louisiana network affiliates Thursday requesting that an attack ad produced by the pro-Democratic Senate Majority PAC be pulled from television, and threatening legal action if it isn’t.

The letter, penned by NRSC general counsel Megan Sowards, charges that the ad is “patently false.”

“Since the Senate Majority PAC advertisement contains false and misleading statements, we hereby demand that your station stop airing this advertisement immediately,” the letter reads. “If you are unwilling to do so, we reserve the right to pursue any appropriate legal action and request an explanation of the basis of your decision in law or station policy.”

The ad, part of a recent $3 million blitz by Senate Majority PAC in Louisiana and North Carolina, attempts to tie Republican Rep. Bill Cassidy to Charles and David Koch, the wealthy brothers whose pro-Republican group, Americans for Prosperity, has so far spent more than $30 million attacking Democrats in key Senate battleground states, including Louisiana.

Gateway Pundit: Ron Fournier: “Democrats Are Going to Pay a High Price for Lying” in Their Senate Ads (Video)

Journalist Ron Fournier told Greta Van Susteren Tuesday Democrats and Harry Reid will eventually pay a price for their dishonest ads.

Krauthammer: WH Discriminates Against Women in Moderation (Video)

Fox News contributors Charles Krauthammer and George took turns slamming the White House for employing questionable stats in order to push Obama’s equal pay executive order.

Krauthammer ridiculed  White House press secretary Jay Carney for suggesting that the White House’s own smaller gender pay gap is evidence the White House simply discriminates in “moderation” compared to the national average.

Via Washington Free Beacon:

“Is there anybody who thinks that Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett and the other important people in this administration are deliberately discriminating against women in the White House? Of course not. In fact, when Jay Carney was asked about this he gave the remarkable answer of ‘well, that’s better than the others are doing. As if he is saying ‘well this White House discriminates against women but we discriminate in moderation.’ The correct answer is that these are not the results of deliberate discrimination by any means,” he said.

Krauthammer complained that Obama’s executive order put the burden of proof on employers should employees find a disparate impact in gender compensation and that’s “not the American way.”

George Will  added “it’s the American way if your political party is heavily dependent on the contributions of trial lawyers. That’s what this is a gift to.”

Referring to the White House’s use of the sketchy 77% statistic, Will disdainfully said Obama is acting as an “intellectual incompetent the way he’s handling as propaganda social science.”

Via Washington Free Beacon:

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The Conversation: WH ‘Roughed Up By Its Own Pay Equity Rhetoric’ (Video)

The Conversation:  Carney: Republican Opposition To Paycheck Fairness Act Just Like Their Opposition To Civil Rights

‘Well Played’: Marine Schools Anti-Military Ignoramus on Facebook

Seen on Facebook: 

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 You really can’t blame Miley, though. Let’s face it – she was only expressing the very same view our current Secretary of State expressed in 2006.

Remember this?

And this?:

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 Did you ever in your wildest dreams think Hanoi John would be a US Sec. of State?

The Criminal Enterprise Known as the Democrat Party Continued…

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As I noted last week, today’s Democrat party is not the Democrat party of your grandparents (and even if it were, that would be nothing to be proud of – the Dem party has a sordid history of racism, voter fraud, and communist appeasement.)

Now we have a party of corrupt, craven criminals grasping for power in any way they can – lying and defrauding the American public, and silencing dissent – on top of being the party of  racism, voter fraud and communist appeasement.

Here are the next installment of what I think will be a regular feature highlighting the criminal enterprise known as the Democrat party:

Unionized Teachers Refusing To Write Letters of Recommendation Students Need To Get Into College Until They Get A Better Union Contract…

Via EAG News:

Teachers who are upset with union contract negotiations in the Abington Heights School District are taking their frustrations out on students by refusing to write letters of recommendation.

The selfish move, which is a common pressure tactic among education labor unions, will undoubtedly impact the ability of students to apply to college or other post secondary programs, although district officials contend they’re working to address the issue, the Times-Tribune reports.

Union president James Maria told the new site teachers in the district aren’t required to write students recommendation letters, and they don’t plan to until the school board reconsiders its position on retroactive pay. School and union officials have been in negotiations for a new teachers union contract since the last one expired in 2011.

The same people who like to say they are “for the children.” No, these are money grubbing corruptocrats who are only out for themselves.

OFA Stalking Supporters Who Haven’t Donated: “I Know This Doesn’t Mean You Don’t Care”…

Just a tad creepy.

Drew, I know this doesn’t mean you don’t care:

We’ve got our biggest fundraising deadline of the year at midnight tonight.

It looks like you haven’t chipped in yet.

Drew, I know that doesn’t mean you don’t care about fighting for change — we can’t all make a donation every time a fundraising deadline rolls around.

What makes this all work is that supporters like you chip in what you can, when you can. When we each do our part to help, it adds up.

According to our records associated with this exact email address:

– 2014 Membership Status: Not yet
– Suggested Action: Donate $5 or more today.

This is how they treat their friends….

Dem-Appointed Judge Sentences Du Pont Heir To Probation For Raping 3-Year-Old Daughter Because Prison Would Adversely Affect His Life…

Judge Jan Jurden was appointed by former Delaware Democratic Governor Ruth Ann Minner.

Via Delaware News Journal:

A Superior Court judge who sentenced a wealthy du Pont heir to probation for raping his 3-year-old daughter noted in her order that he “will not fare well” in prison and needed treatment instead of time behind bars, court records show.

Judge Jan Jurden’s sentencing order for Robert H. Richards IV suggested that she considered unique circumstances when deciding his punishment for fourth-degree rape. Her observation that prison life would adversely affect Richards was a rare and puzzling rationale, several criminal justice authorities in Delaware said. Some also said her view that treatment was a better idea than prison is a justification typically used when sentencing drug addicts, not child rapists.

Did some money change hands? Seeing as the Judge is a Democrat….

Report: Obama Admin Has Released 68,000 Illegal Immigrants With Criminal Convictions Instead of Deporting Them…

Jessica Vaughan, the report’s author, called it a form of “catch and release.” She said agents at U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement received more than 720,000 hits on immigrants who could be eligible for deportation but filed charges against fewer than 195,000 of them.

Of those let go, 68,000 had criminal convictions on their records. All told, more than 870,000 immigrants have been ordered removed from the U.S. but are defying the government and refusing to leave.

So what if this endangers the public – you have to break a few eggs to make a permanent Democrat majority.

 New  De Blasio Aide Says She Was “Rooting For” Serial Killer Chris Dorner, Blames Murder Spree On “This Racist, Imperialist Country”…

Via NY Post:

Bill de Blasio’s new mayoral campaign aide is a Twitter terror who has littered the Web site with foul-mouthed rants against everyone from the NYPD to the NAACP.

“NYPD fatally shoot knife-wielding man in Times Square. (VIDEO) F–k. The. Police,” ranted de Blasio volunteer coordinator Kicy Motley on Aug. 11 2012, after cops shot Darrius Kennedy, 51, on Seventh Avenue.

In addition to using gangsta-rap-like language to blast the cops, the campaign aide also slammed the NAACP in January for siding with drink companies against Bloomberg’s soda ban.

“@NAACP aka corporate d–k riders. Standing with soda makers for a few bucks,” she wrote.

In February, she linked to an article highlighting Bloomberg’s pro-gun-control efforts and wrote, “Hey rest of #America, welcome to Bloomberg using his #money to mess up your sh-t.”

She also used Twitter to cheer crazed ex-LAPD cop Chris Dorner, who went on a wild shooting spree across Southern California after claiming he was fired because of racism.

Did De Blasio vet this woman? Of course he did – and they liked what he saw.

CIA Officer Confirms White House Told No Protests Before Benghazi Terror Attack Prior To Susan Rice Blaming YouTube Video…

Yes, still a phony scandal.

WASHINGTON —Before the Obama administration gave an inaccurate narrative on national television that the Benghazi attacks grew from an anti-American protest, the CIA’s station chief in Libya pointedly told his superiors in Washington that no such demonstration occurred, documents and interviews with current and former intelligence officials show.

The attack was “not an escalation of protests,” the station chief wrote to then-Deputy CIA Director Michael J. Morell in an email dated Sept. 15, 2012 — a full day before the White House sent Susan E. Rice to several Sunday talk shows to disseminate talking points claiming that the Benghazi attack began as a protest over an anti-Islam video.

So we now know beyond a reasonable doubt that they blatantly lied to the American people about that. What more –  the corrupt Democrat Media Complex let them get away with it.

SHAMEFUL: REP. JEFF ROORDA COMPARES REP. HOLLY REHDER TO NAZIS DURING DEBATE ON HOUSE FLOOR (AUDIO)

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out, because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.”

Roorda read the quote and then asked Rehder, “Who are you coming after next?”

When Roorda was challenged by another Republican for making reference to Nazi Germany, Rooda added, “Lady I never used the word ‘Nazi.’ I hope you don’t think I was comparing you to a 1939-era Nazi German just because you’re doing the same thing that they were.

The shameful comment resulted in condemnation from Speaker Tim Jones.

But of course a Democrat would lash out in such extreme terms at a Republican trying to rein in their corrupt criminal enterprise.

Power Steering: Government Motors Recalling Six Million Plus Vehicles Due to Potentially-Dangerous Defects; No One In Media Asks Where GM’s Top CEO, Barack Obama, Was During All This

Jim Geraghty notes the very underplayed angle here – that the government knew about some of the problems at Government Motors and did nothing, if you can believe such a thing.

Nitrobahn reports:

Seven years ago, a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration manager recommended investigating the reason for the non-deploying airbags in General Motors’ 2003-2006 Chevrolet Cobalt and Saturn Ion cars. This was revealed in a memo issued by the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The chief of NHTSA’s Defects Assessment Division e-mailed other officials in the Office of Defects Investigation in September 2007, saying owner complaints from 2005 and “early warning” data about warranty repairs and injuries justified an investigation. According to an interview between current NHTSA officials and the House committee’s staff, the agency reconsidered after reviewing the data thus deciding not to open a formal investigation.

Geraghty asks: Where the hell is the press? This is not just a GM story; this is a government story. So where the hell are the stories?

 

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 …even Howie Kurtz’ explanation — he always wants to find non-ideological reasons to explain away ideological bias — itself reveals ideological bias.

He says the press needs “someone to blame” in a story. Apparently, if it’s not clear who to blame, they just have no interest.

Why should “Someone To Blame” be required to generate press interest?

Even if you don’t know who to blame in the Government Motors recall, the story is still worth reporting. You might not know who to blame for the 2005 Thailand tsunami, but the story is still certainly worth reporting.

Let me modify Kurtz’ proposed explanation for something closer to the truth:

When something awful has happened, and it’s not clear that you can blame a Republican for it, or, even worse, that aDemocrat may ultimately be to blame, the press cannot find any interest in reporting the story or asking questions.

The press likes asking questions whose answers they already know. They like asking “Are Republicans to blame?” when they think Republicans are to blame.

As Rush likes to say, the MSM are the “willing accomplices” of the criminal Democrat party.

Democrats are proud of their shock troops in social media. There’s no hate speech like the hate speech lefties spew on Twitter on a daily basis in their relentless attempts to demoralize conservatives.

Take a good look at who these people are:

Ken Jennings ‘quotes’ Andrew Breitbart’s ghost in tasteless Obamacare tweet

‘Hope cancer kills you soon’: Tolerant Left reaches out to Julie Boonstra

Ebony editor assumes RNC staffer Raffi Williams is a ‘white dude,’ tells him to shut up

‘Fake-ass outrage’: Netroots Nation media director Elon James White defends racist Ebony editor

Homeland Security Chief Met With Terror-Supporting Code Pinkos – Reportedly Asked For Medea Benjamin’s Autograph

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Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson met for 40 minutes with leaders of  Code Pink at Homeland Security headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Monday. According to Susan ‘Medea’ Benjamin and Alli McCracken, in a post at their website, the Pink Tank, they were not searched, but the the participants had to pass a background check for the meeting, which they apparently passed.

Media Benjamin was not so lucky in Egypt, where she was briefly detained at the airport before she was unceremoniously booted out of the country, along with dozens of other international leftist and Islamist agitators. Benjamin’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood has rendered her persona non grata in Egypt, where MB is considered a terrorist group.

Her group played a role in violent demonstrations aimed at keeping Egypt’s previous Islamofascist president, Mohammed Morsi, who described Jews as the descendants of apes and pigs, firmly in power.

Using twisted logic, Code Pink and other left-wing anti-American groups link arms with Islamists, anti-Semites, and brutal dictators in order to advance their never-ending war against the United States. Code Pink’s fuchsia-clad activists wrap themselves in pretended humanitarianism and compassion in order to sell the group’s otherwise unpalatable support for the most repressive regimes in the world.

Benjamin and the others were  trying to enter Gaza through Egypt for a “women’s conference.”

More on Code Pinko’s ugly, subversive activities via Gateway Pundit: 

Last summer Code Pink was in Yemen fundraising for family members of al Qaeda and detainees held by the U.S. at Guantanamo Bay.

In late 2004 Code Pink delivered $600,000 in cash and aid to what Benjamin called the families of “the other side” in Fallujah, Iraq as U.S. Marines, British and free Iraqi forces fought to liberate the city from al Qaeda.

The Egyptians may be on to Code Pink, but our Homeland Security Chief was happy to meet with them. According to their website, when Medea gave Johnson a copy of her book, Drone Warfare, he asked her to autograph it.

Sec. Johnson, according to the report, initially balked at meeting the entire group sending his chief of staff to inform them he would only meet with McCracken. As one would expect with Code Pink, tantrums were thrown drawing additional security until Sec. Johnson relented and showed up in the conference room where the group was waiting.

“Johnson and a young assistant rushed into the room. Johnson looked at Medea and asked, “Alli??” …We were off to a good start.

“He told us he had agreed to meet because he had seen CODEPINK “express our views in a variety of creative ways”–from his home to Congressional hearings to Medea’s disruption of President Obama’s speech in May of 2013. He said he believes in open dialogue and thought it would be good to hear us out.

“We spent the next 40 minutes talking about our concerns. Alli opened the meeting by telling the Secretary that the drone program that he legally sanctioned continues to kill innocent people abroad, including the targeting of a wedding party in Yemen in December. She told him about CODEPINK trips to Pakistan and Yemen, where we’ve met with innocent drone strike survivors who have related their harrowing stories and pointed out that there has yet to be any apology or compensation for the victims.”

“Tighe and Medea talked about the domestic use of drones. They asked why DHS is giving grants to police departments across the country to buy drones when there aren’t any regulations in place for their use and why drones along the border are being illegally lent to law enforcement agencies. They expressed the concern of civil liberties’ groups throughout the country about the invasion of our privacy that will come when our airspace is totally opened up to drones in the next year or two, and how DHS seems to be working with the drone industry to help them increase sales. Medea gave him a copy of her book Drone Warfare, which he asked her to autograph.”

Our country’s descent into madness is now complete.

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Walid Shoebat: Malik Obama Scandal BLOWING UP in Egypt:

Recently, Dr. Sadek Raouf Ebeid, whose articles we have published in the past, appeared on a prominent Egyptian television program for nearly 20 minutes to discuss the case of Malik Obama. While there has essentially been both a mainstream and conservative media blackout in America on this scandal, it has captured the attention of tens of millions of Egyptians.

Here is an edited, shorter version of the intervies – with subtitles – between Ebeid and Al Kahera we Nas:

 

Prominent Arabic newspaper Al-Wafd also picked up on Ebeid’s interview (translated):

Sadek Raouf Ebeid, an Egyptian doctor in the U.S., implored the U.S. Congress to investigate the scandal involving Malik Obama, the brother of U.S. President Obama, saying that by providing Malik’s organization with American taxpayer dollars, the American people are also aiding Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.

Ebeid, in a televised interview via telephone, said he had notified members of the U.S. Congress that according to the laws of the U.S., Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir is a war criminal, and is prohibited from entering the United States and that because Malik provides material support to al-Bashir, he too qualifies as an enemy combatant / terrorist.

The doctor pointed out that the U.S. authorities have overlooked the laws as they apply to the U.S. president’s brother.

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Ebeid’s allegations were as follows:

  1. That President / General Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan is classified by the current White House and State Department as an enemy combatant and was denied an entry visa to the U.S. for posing a threat to America’s national interest and its homeland security.
  2. Malik Obama works for one of Al-Bashir’s largest organizations.
  3. Ebeid referred to the Military Commissions Act (MCA) of 2006, amended in 2009. This law deems anyone who provides an enemy combatant with material support, qualifies as an enemy combatant himself, even if he did not pick up arms against the U.S. himself. This would make Malik Obama an enemy combatant.
  4. Malik Obama’s Barack H. Obama Foundation (BHOF) was granted 501(c)(3) status to collect money from unwitting U.S. taxpayers, under false pretenses (EIN# 262461343). This status was granted by former IRS official, Lois Lerner. Both Ebeid and Emara highlighted the fact that the BHOF received its status on a Sunday (June 26, 2011). In the interview, Emara sarcastically stated that Lerner obviously, “…opened the office on a Sunday morning to give Malik what he wants.”

Correction:

An earlier version of this story misidentified the man standing on the right in the picture as Jeh Johnson. The man in the picture appears to be Tighe Barry.

Video: In Senate Floor Speech, Ted Cruz Slaps Down Dingy Harry Like A Boss

Harry Reid took to the Senate floor today to accuse  Republicans of holding up legislation to help Ukraine so they can help billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch. Sound like a fantastical stretch?

Keep reading.

Senators are still quibbling over a proposed aid package to Ukraine that passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and must now be taken up by the full Senate. The package includes reforms to the International Monetary Fund that a number of Republicans oppose.

CNN reports that “some Republicans” have floated the idea of trading the IMF reforms for a delay in proposed regulations by the Internal Revenue Service that would change the definition of “political activity” by tax-exempt groups, like some of the tea party groups that say they were improperly targeted by the IRS in 2012.

Excuse me CNN, but what do you mean by “tea party groups that say they were improperly targeted? The freaking IRS admitted to improperly targeting them and apologized. Obama initially declared that he was outraged over the offense. (If the tables were turned there would be no “that say.” Anyone even tangentially connected to the scandal would have been fired, impeached, tried for treason,  and jailed by now.

Anyway enter Dingy Harry to conflate defending the First Amendment rights of all Social Welfare groups with “protecting the Koch brothers.”

“This is hard for me to comprehend, how in clear conscience [Republicans] could say, ‘Ukrainians, we probably can’t help you because we’re trying to protect the Koch brothers,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said at a press conference Thursday. “And not only that, they’re saying to the American people that protecting the Koch brothers is more important than protecting our country.”

The man is batshit. But what really scares and saddens me – is that there are legions of mindless drones out there, who hear that —- and think it makes sense.

It is about damn time someone took to the floor to defend the Koch brothers from Dingy Harry’s now daily 2 minutes of hate from the  Senate Floor. He is supposed to be the Majority Leader of the Senate. Talk about impropriety.

Cruz released the following statement blasting Senate Dems for holding Ukraine aid hostage to politics.

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today spoke on the Senate floor in opposition to Sen. Reid’s measure to inject unnecessary provisions to the International Monetary Fund into a U.S. aid package to Ukraine.

“The world, Russia and the people of Ukraine should understand – Mr. Putin should understand – that all of us are united in standing with the people of Ukraine, that the United States will act,” Sen. Cruz said. “I am convinced we will act decisively to impose sanctions and serious consequences on Russia for their unprovoked act of war. We will act decisively to stand with the people of Ukraine. There should be no doubt in any observer’s mind that this will unify both parties, we will stand together. We would have done so tonight had the Majority Leader not made the cynical decision to hold Ukraine aid hostage to politics. Politics should end at the water’s edge, and I think it’s unfortunate to see the Majority Leader trying to use the crisis in Ukraine for political advantage. That’s the mistake, but there should be no ambiguity. We will impose sanctions. We will stand with Ukraine.”

Sen. Cruz highlighted four main reasons that the IMF provisions contained in the Ukraine aid package are harmful to the U.S. and misguided:

  • They are unnecessary. Estimates show that Ukrainian aid would cost no more than 5 percent of IMF’s current resources, which it is completely capable of handling without increased contribution from the U.S.
  • It could double the U.S.’s contribution to the IMF. We should not be opening up U.S. taxpayers to billions in additional financial reliability.
  • It would diminish U.S. influence on the IMF, reducing our ability to control IMF’s decisions and taking away the U.S.’s veto authority over the funds.
  • Most astoundingly, it would increase Russia’s control over the IMF, at a time when we are seeking to punish Russia for its act of war and aggression.

In his remarks, Sen. Cruz also outlined four immediate actions that the U.S. should take to respond to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine:

  • Press to expel Russia from the G8;
  • Immediately enforce the Magnitsky Act (which the Administration has so far failed to do) to punish human rights by Russian officials and expand the act to include Ukrainian human rights abusers;
  • Immediately reinstall the anti-ballistic missile program (cancelled under President Obama in an unsuccessful effort to appease Mr. Putin) so that Eastern Europe can defend itself;
  • Offer the government of Ukraine a free trade agreement, particularly access to energy exports, including liquid natural gas (LNG), which will help free Ukraine from economic blackmail by Russia.

In regard to creating a free trade agreement with Ukraine, Sen. Cruz said, “We should move immediately to give Ukraine access to U.S. energy exports, particularly liquid natural gas, not just because it would help Ukraine and represent a serious blow to Russia, but because it makes perfect sense from the perspective of the United States. At a time when we’ve got the lowest labor rate participation since 1978, when millions of people are out of work and hurting, we should be developing and expanding our resources, and energy provides an opportunity to transform the geopolitical playing field, to use our abundant resources in a free market manner to free and liberate the people of Ukraine.”

Video: Ed Henry Offends Jay Carney With Impertinent Question

“Have you no sense of decency, sir?” Jay Carney seemed to sneer at Fox News’ Ed Henry for having the audacity to suggest that the Regime’s 2014 policy initiatives – women in the economy, minimum wage and overtime wage increases – just might have something to do with the mid term elections.  “At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”

“These are the right things to do for the economy!” an animated Carney exclaimed.

“It has nothing to do with the midterms?” Henry pressed.

“You know what — every woman in here ought to be offended by that,” Carny simpered, resorting to his oft used tactic of trying to turn the other reporters in the room against the tough questioner. “I’m offended by it on behalf of my wife and my daughter – it’s crazy!”

#RepublicanWarOnWomen you guyz!

Fox and Friends showed the clip from yesterday on their show this morning. As co-host Steve Doocy notes in the video below, Jay Carney’s wife should be offended by the fact that Barack Obama’s White House pays men more than women - “the ‘War on Women’ starts at the White House,” he said.

A Daily Caller analysis of the administration’s 2013 Annual Report to Congress on White House Staff shows that the White House still paid women less than men in 2013.

The analysis of the data, which, as the document notes, does not “reflect salary reductions staff have taken due to furloughs and commissioned officer salary reductions,” found that the median 2013 salary for men was $73,729, while the median salary for women was $65,000.

So Carney’s got a lot of nerve acting huffy about that particular question.

“I find that offensive that Jay Carney expects us to buy that he was offended,” Brian Kilmeade said. “Was he actually offended, or was he just trying to fend off another Ed Henry question?”

That was a rhetorical question. Everything this administration does is calculated and political. It’s embarrassing that liberal women lap this stuff up.

Spoiler Alert: New Liam Neesan Movie “Non-Stop” Is anti-American Garbage – NYC Audience Groaned When Villain Revealed

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If you’ve seen the trailer for “Non-Stop”, you’ve probably thought – wow, that looks pretty good!  Looks like a real nail biter – my kind of movie.

I was definitely planning on seeing it. Until the word got out.

Take it away, John Nolte:

On an international flight over the Atlantic, burnt-out alcoholic flight marshal Bill Marks (Neeson) is hoping for a nice easy flight in first class where after sneaking a smoke and drink he might even be able to catch a little shut-eye. A text message informing him that one person on the flight will die every twenty-minutes unless $150 million is wired to an account, ruins that plan.

Counting pilots and crew, there are around 150 souls on board. Marks has 20 minutes to figure out which one is the bad guy. Red herrings abound. Is it one of the many actors whose faces we recognize but names we can’t remember? People start to die. Marks is fingered as the hijackert. Who’s doing this? Why are they doing this? What is their motive?

Here’s the answer:

It turns out that the villain is not a hijacker but a terrorist — someone who wants to murder everyone on the plane to further a political goal.

You ready…?

The terrorist is a 9/11 family member. Yes, you read that right; the terrorist is a 9/11 family-member who lost a loved-one in the World Trade Center on that terrible September morning.

It gets worse…

After 9/11,  this 9/11 family member-turned-terrorist then joined the military but found himself disillusioned by the pointless wars.

And now…

The 9/11 family member-turned-terrorist is upset because America hasn’t done enough to ensure there will never be another 9/11. And so he figures that if he can get an air marshal blamed for a terrorist attack, America will wake up and anally probe us before we’re allowed on a plane, or something.

It gets worse…

The villain’s sidekick is a member of the American military willing to murder 150 innocent people for a payday.

It gets worse…

The one passenger on the plane who is forever helpful, kind, reasonable, noble, and never under suspicion is a Muslim doctor dressed in traditional Muslim garb including a full beard.

Are you kidding me? They didn’t learn after all of the failed Bush era anti-Iraq War movies that their liberal PC propaganda doesn’t sell?

Glenn Beck talked about the movie on his radio show, yesterday, calling it possibly “the worst movie ever.” He and his co-hosts Pat, and Stu went to see the thriller because “all three guys are big fans of Neeson.”

Beck said that he fully expected that when he was back on the air, Friday, he would be able to recommend the film to his audience, but now he’s warning them not to waste their time or money.

“It is really great, until you find out that the killer… is a U.S. military guy who believes in the Constitution. Oh, did I just spoil Non-Stop? Oh, I should have said that there was a spoiler alert.”

Beck reported that the audience in NYC did not appreciate the plot twist.

“Here’s the thing: Even in New York City that got groans,” Glenn said. “Because you’re going through the whole movie, and it’s a good movie… [but] it’s not worth seeing once you know that they made the terrorist ex-military for the U.S… When it’s revealed, the audience in New York City went, ‘Oh, gee.’”

“It doesn’t even make sense,” Pat added. “And even the row of New Yorkers in front of us, I heard complaining about it after. For a second I thought I was in Texas. And I thought, no, wait! We’re in Manhattan!”

Ultimately, Glenn had a very simple message for anyone who was considering seeing Non-Stop this weekend: Don’t do it.

“Don’t see Non-Stop. It’s an insult. It’s an insult to anybody who believes in the Constitution and believes in our military,” Glenn concluded. “I said, ‘I make a promise to you: I will not treat our military the way we treated our Vietnam veterans.’ And we’re doing it now. We’re not taking care of their health, we’re dismissing them when they get back, and now we’re making them into our terrorists at our movies. And it’s the same weasely people that are doing it. Don’t go see Non-Stop.”

Not planning on it.

Video: Kay Hagan Unable To Answer When She Discovered Her “You Can Keep Your Plan” Pledge Was A Lie

At what has been dubbed “The Worst-Planned Presser In Political History,” U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan dodged tough questions about her broken promise on ObamaCare. Pete Kaliner of WWNC News Radio 570 said, “I have no idea how Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan’s news conference could’ve been worse except had she lit a baby bunny on fire while stomping on the American flag.”

Hagan repeatedly told North Carolinians that they could keep their existing insurance plans if they liked them. Obviously, that (never believable) pledge proved false – and earned Obama PolitiFact’s Lie of the Year.

 But the details about what Hagan knew about the law’s limits and when she learned it remains unclear. Ask about it again Monday at a press conference in Raleigh, after she made her re-election bid official at the State Board of Elections, Hagan avoided the question.

As Guy Benson noted at Townhall, Hagan voted for the law, “then joined all of her Democratic colleagues to defeat a Republican attempt to revise its grandfathering guidelines in such a away that would have preserved the president’s since-obliterated “keep your plan” pledge. At a press event yesterday, reporters wanted to know why Sen. Hagan has feigned shock and outrage over millions of Americans losing their preferred plans. Why did she vote against a plan to preserve the promise? When did she “discover” that “keep your plan” was a fiction?”

Pressed on the question two more times as reporters followed her outside to the parking lot, Hagan repeatedly did not answer.”

Here’s the old Kay Hagan cheerfully touting Obama’s false narrative before it became “inoperative”:

Kagan voted in lock-step with her colleagues because Democrats knew ObamaCare was their road to power. But now that she has to face the voters on the greatest Democrat achievement of our time – she wants to run away from it.

Here are just a few of sad stories we’re hearing from people who were promised by Democrats that they could keep their plans:

The WSJ: ObamaCare and My Mother’s Cancer Medicine:

As with most cancers, one thing led to another. There have been several more surgeries, metastases, bone deterioration, a terrible bout of thyroiditis (an inflammation of the thyroid gland), and much more. But my mother has kept fighting, determined to make the most of life, no matter what it brings. She has an indomitable will and is by far the toughest person I’ve ever met. But she wouldn’t still be here without that semimonthly Sandostatin shot that slows the onslaught of her disease.

And then in November, along with millions of other Americans, she lost her health insurance. She’d had a Blue Cross/Blue Shield plan for nearly 20 years. It was expensive, but given that it covered her very expensive treatment, it was a terrific plan. It gave her access to any specialist or surgeon, and to the Sandostatin and other medications that were keeping her alive.

And then, because our lawmakers and president thought they could do better, she had nothing. Her old plan, now considered illegal under the new health law, had been canceled.

Because the exchange website in her state (Virginia) was not working, she went directly to insurers’ websites and telephoned them, one by one, over dozens of hours. As a medical-office manager, she had decades of experience navigating the enormous problems of even our pre-ObamaCare system. But nothing could have prepared her for the bureaucratic morass she now had to traverse.

The repeated and prolonged phone waits were Sisyphean, the competence and customer service abysmal. When finally she found a plan that looked like it would cover her Sandostatin and other cancer treatments, she called the insurer, HumanaHUM -2.81% to confirm that it would do so. The enrollment agent said that after she met her deductible, all treatments and medications—including those for her cancer—would be covered at 100%. Because, however, the enrollment agents did not—unbelievable though this may seem—have access to the “coverage formularies” for the plans they were selling, they said the only way to find out in detail what was in the plan was to buy the plan. (Does that remind you of anyone?)

With no other options, she bought the plan and was approved on Nov. 22. Because by January the plan was still not showing up on her online Humana account, however, she repeatedly called to confirm that it was active. The agents told her not to worry, she was definitely covered.

Then on Feb. 12, just before going into (yet another) surgery, she was informed by Humana that it would not, in fact, cover her Sandostatin, or other cancer-related medications. The cost of the Sandostatin alone, since Jan. 1, was $14,000, and the company was refusing to pay.

The news was dumbfounding. This is a woman who had an affordable health plan that covered her condition. Our lawmakers weren’t happy with that because . . . they wanted plans that were affordable and covered her condition. So they gave her a new one. It doesn’t cover her condition and it’s completely unaffordable.

CBS Sacramento: Man’s Back Surgery On Hold As Doctors Deny Covered California Coverage:

A Sonora mechanic is in so much pain that he can barely walk, but he can’t seem to find a doctor to fix his ailing back after he and his wife switched their insurance coverage through Covered California.

Chris Dunn reached out to CBS13 hoping we could get answers.

He needs his surgery yesterday. But instead of scheduling his date, he and his wife are navigating a confusing maze of doctors and insurance plans.

UPDATE: Another CBS13 Viewer Says Doctors Denying Covered California Plan

“Then it goes down, my feet are numb, like I can do this, and I can’t feel it at all,” he said.

His ailing back has him in almost constant agonizing pain. He walks with a limp and hasn’t had a good night’s sleep in months.

“I can’t sleep on my back,” he said. “I roll around all night, because I can’t lay flat. I can’t lay anywhere for more than five, 10 minutes.”

He’s still working, despite the pain. But finding a surgeon to fix his back has turned into a full-time jobof its own.

“We get this coverage and go to the best doctor to fix Chris, and they tell us we’re out of network,” said his wife Tammy.

In January, they transitioned from an Anthem Blue Cross Plan over to Blue Cross Covered California. She says they had to switch to avoid the premium skyrocketing, but didn’t realize their provider network would be smaller.

There’s now a bodycount, Kay.

Fox NationBy Doug Graham:

This Wednesday, my little sister, Julie, will be buried. She died because she delayed seeking health care for what turned out to be a catastrophic condition after her private health insurance policy was cancelled because of Obamacare. As she waited for a new Obamacare-approved policy to kick in, her condition deteriorated to the point that it was too late.

Julie, her husband, and four children were covered by a medical plan they liked, and had been promised they could keep by President Obama. But like so many others in this country, her family’s private health care policy was cancelled because of the Affordable Care Act. So my sister and her family struggled through the expensive and incompetently designed Obamacare website to find a new policy. Unfortunately, while they waited for their new Obama-approved healthcare plan to finally kick in, my little sister fell ill. She couldn’t keep down solid food. She should have gone to a doctor. But she toughed it out, as many people do, until her new coverage would kick in on February 2. She and her husband didn’t have a lot of money, so she didn’t want to incur what she thought were avoidable medical expenses.

But she didn’t make it. It turns out that, unbeknownst to her, she wasn’t suffering from an upset stomach or food poisoning, but a badly blocked gall bladder that had become highly infected. Her body went into septic shock just two days before her Obamacare policy would have kicked in. Her kidneys shut down. She went to the emergency room where, after heroic efforts, a marvelous medical team managed to stabilize her condition. I saw Julie that day for several hours. She could not move, or speak, but a tear trickled down her check when she saw the eldest daughter of her four children. After I left, hoping for the best, I learned the next day that her gentle heart stopped beating around 4:00 a.m.

So, while the White House sends out talking points to the talking heads who proclaim Americans will be better off because Obamacare forced them off of inadequate health care plans, my family knows better.

I trust voters who don’t appreciate being lied to will know what to do this November.

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Kay Hagan vs Kay Hagan…

Jim Geraghty: Senate Democrats: Why Didn’t Someone Tell Us Obamacare Would Cut Medicare?

The National Republican Senatorial Committee points out that North Carolina senator Kay Hagan and other vulnerable Senate Democrats are now whacking the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid . . . for enacting changes required by Obamacare. Hey, Senator Hagan, if you want to blame someone, blame the foolish or dishonest lawmakers who voted for the law!

Wait a minute, that’s you!

In 2009, Senator Kay Hagan (D-NC) promised North Carolinians who depend on Medicare that she was going to “protect Medicare” and that they would “not see a drop in their Medicare coverage.”

But in 2010 Kay Hagan voted to slash Medicare Advantage to pay for ObamaCare. (H.R. 4872, CQ Vote #72: Motion agreed to 56-42: R 0-40; D 54-2; I 2-0, 3/24/10, Hagan Voted Yea)

In North Carolina 463,159 seniors depend on Medicare Advantage plans (28% of all Medicare enrollees).

 

Susan Rice – Still In Cover-Up Mode After All These Months (Video)

In fairness – after going on five Sunday talk shows to spout the Regime’s phony cover story – what else is she gonna do? Admit it was all a huge lie to deflect from the ugly truth that al Qaeda was not “on the run” in 2012, but “on the offensive?”

Still, this is pathetic, and it inspired John McCain to burst out in derisive laughter when he saw it.

National Security Adviser Susan Rice says she has no regrets about her Sunday show appearances where she peddled the false talking point that the Benghazi terrorist attack was a spontaneous reaction to a video.

Actually Miss, what you peddled on the Sunday talk shows was not the best you had at the moment, and contrary to your assertions,  your bogus narrative has not been validated. Your “best information” defense has in fact been, invalidated. We know the White House knew, okay already?

The only question is whether Rice was acting as an unknowing stooge at the time, or a willing participant in the subterfuge. There is no question of what she currently is doing.

Oh – and kudos to Meet the Depressed host, David Gregory who did such a splendid  job holding Rice’s feet to the fire, there. Always nice to see a hard-nosed journalist doing his part to keep a Washington power broker honest with a few tough follow up questions. What’s that you say? There wasn’t a followup question to that obvious lie? Wow. (The FCC seen nodding in approval.) NBC knows what its audience’s “critical information needs” are – and the truth about Benghazi – or any of the Regime’s other scandals are not among them.

Here’s John McCain’s “almost speechless” response to Rice’s BS on CBS, this morning:

UPDATE:

Fox News’ “Political insiders”, Pat Caddell, Doug Schoen, John LeBoutillier with Harris Faulkner talked about Rice’s appearance on NBC still peddling what Caddell called “the greatest lie of my lifetime.”

LeBoutillier  saw the appearance as an indication that the Regime is still getting away with the cover-up, and took the opportunity to repeat what all the insiders have been calling for – a Select Committee to investigate Benghazi.

(By the way, I don’t agree that a Select Committee would be some kind of panacea – I think the multiple House hearings have actually done an adequate job rooting out the truth, myself. A Select Committee would remove some of the most effective House Oversight members (like Gowdy and Chaffetz) from involvement because ranking members (dead wood) would be appointed to the committee.  The investigation is taking time because we’re dealing with a bunch of shameless, lying, stonewalling, Fifth Amendment-pleading, ends-justify-the-means, Alinsky trained corruptocrats. As Darrell Issa has said, “the fact is, I have all the same powers and have used the same authorities as a Select Committee would use. This administration is slow.”)

Anyway, LeBoutillier was adamant. He said, “We have a 180 members of the House Republican Conference who have called for a Select Committee to finaally get to the bottom of Benghazi. They need to get together tomorrow, and they need to tell Boehner, Cantor, and McCarthy, you’ve got one day to appoint the Committee, and if you will not do it, we’re throwing all of you out of the leadership….”

The Rice discussion starts 6:35 minutes in…

Video via Johnny Dollar

Linked by Doug Ross, and iOWNTHEWORLD, thanks!

Krauthammer: Killing Coal is a ‘Losing Proposition For The Country and For Democrats’ (Video)

Climate change may be very low on the list of issues that are important to most Americans, but to Sec. of State John Kerry (who served in Vietnam),  it is “among the world’s biggest problems”,  “as big a threat as terrorism, poverty, WMDs”, and  ‘Perhaps The World’s Most Fearsome Weapon Of Mass Destruction.’ 

Lurch was in Indonesia Monday, warning the impoverished Indonesian citizens that climate change could threaten their “entire way of life” as he pushed for the world to do more to stop global warming.

On Monday night’s Special Report, the panel talked about the Regime’s latest Global Warming fear-mongering and the political implications of Obama’s  economy crushing green policies.

Krauthammer disputed the idea that Climate Change is “settled science” and correctly called the ideology behind it, a matter of theology to the left. The panel agreed that the Regime’s big climate change push was a risky proposition for Democrats.

Dr. K. concluded, “killing coal is not going to help Democrats in Kentucky. So this is a losing proposition for the country, and Democrats.”

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Powerline: JAKARTA JAPES:

For those who lack a rooting interest in the United States, American foreign policy has become a joke. We are fools who appear to lack the most elementary ability to distinguish friend from enemy. Functionally speaking, we’ve gone over to the other side — “the other side” being the side of our enemies. Those who wish us ill — both at home and abroad — have a friend in John Kerry, speaking yesterday in Jakarta.

The Year of Living Dangerously was set in Jakarta, was it not? That works too. From the detached point of view, however, we’re living comically in the Age of Obama.

Powerline: KERRY ON, DUDE:

I see Scott has already commented on this story, but here’s my 2 cents worth, too:

Let’s see if I’ve got this straight: Secretary of State John Kerry, owner of five multi-million dollar mansions along with a luxury yacht, has seen fit to lecture Indonesians (average income in 2012: $3,420) about why global warming climate change is “perhaps the world’s most fearsome weapon of mass destruction.”

Powerline: JOHN KERRY, SLOW LEARNER:

We are ganging up on John Kerry this morning. Here’s the thing–Kerry has a number of problems, but the most basic is that he isn’t very bright. He doesn’t have a high enough IQ for difficult work. As a senator, he hid his incapacity by ignoring virtually all of his job duties. As Secretary of State, his ineptitude–one might say shocking ineptitude, if this were not the Obama administration–is being exposed.

Obama: In 5 Years A Bunch Of People Won’t Call It ObamaCare Because They Won’t Want Me To Get The Credit

The president sat down with  NBA Hall Of Famer, Charles Barkley, during the league’s All-Star weekend for an interview that was aired Sunday. During the 6-minute question-and-answer program, Obama was asked,  “what do you think of the term ObamaCare?”

Obama fully embraced the term, saying, “I like it. I don’t mind. I tell you, five years from now when everybody’s saying, ‘man, I’m sure glad we got health care,’ there will be a bunch of people that don’t call it ObamaCare because they don’t want me to get credit.”

As always – it’s all about Obama:

Well yes – obviously. ObamaCare is so awesome, Obama  has to keep unilaterally delaying  portions of it so the American people don’t get too spoiled all at once.

The president wasn’t asked about the potential taxpayer-funded bailouts of health insurance companies or the looming Medicare Advantage cuts to “a whole bunch of” current beneficiaries. No doubt, he would give someone else the credit for that.

Hat tip: Grabien

Attention Joy Reid: The Knockout Game Is A Real Trend That Deserves Our Attention

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According to MSNBC’s Joy Reid, the “Knockout Game” is a non- story that  conservatives are going  “absolutely ballistic” about in order “to stoke issues of race.” The segment in which she made the comments was hosted by Al Sharpton, who was asking a panel of MSNBC regulars what they thought was  the most overrated story of the year.

JOY REID, MSNBC CONTRIBUTOR: Got to say the knockout game. Two videos that were in about a hundred different stories, no trend anyone could discern, but the right went absolutely ballistic over it because they want to stoke issues of race.

Two videos? No discernable trend? Really lady?

The St. Louis CBS affiliate KMOV would like to put her to some knowledge:

“One-hitter quitter,” “knock em’ and drop em,” “point em’ out and knock ‘em out” are all names for a disturbing trend now drawing concern nationwide.

In Pittsburgh, a teacher was punched so hard he collapsed head first into the concrete curb. A man in Brooklyn was also knocked unconscious. And even women are being attacked.

Woman viciously beaten in south St. Louis in possible “knockout game” attack

There have been seven recent cases in New York City alone. And the game has turned fatal in at least four documented attacks—in Syracuse, N.Y.; St. Louis; Chicago; and Hoboken, N.J., site of the latest fatal attack.

Boys—seen in video from a security camera after the incident—have been charged with the murder. They are just 13 and 14 years old.

Actually the CBS report is over a month old – it’s dated. There have been many knockout game attacks since then. At least three in just the past week.

Brutal Knockout Attack at Upscale Mall Results in Cracked Ribs, Broken Ankle and Knocked Out Teeth

Woman With Child Punched In Brooklyn By Possible Knockout Attack Suspect

Florida: Group of Black Thugs Beat 70-Year-Old Grandfather Unconscious, Try To Gouge His Eye Out…

The Knockout game isn’t even a new trend. It’s been going on for years. In July of  2011 The American Thinker published a piece entitled, The Knockout Game: Racial Violence and the Conspicuous Silence of the Media:

Most Americans have heard of recent violent  “flash mobs,” which are the bands of black teens that attack mostly white victims and white businesses, as even the New York Times once noted.

But the flash mobs, which are more accurately called “race riots” or “racial mob violence,” are not the only interesting topic to cover in our national conversation about race.  There is also the “knockout game,” which is stunning in its brutal simplicity and stark racial significance.

The knockout game involves “unprovoked attacks on innocent bystanders,” according to police who have had to deal with it.  A retired officer explained, “Normally it was a group of black males, one of which would strike him as hard as he could in the face, attempting to knock him out with one punch,” says retired Sgt. Don Pizzo.  The victims are typically not robbed, but simply punched with no provocation.  Such attacks have been reported in Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, and New Jersey.

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Sgt. Pizzo noted that the attacks fit a pattern: “black attackers on a white victim — and the victim was often an older person walking alone.”  In a thorough and sensible piece on the subject in a local arts and entertainment magazine, eight of the victims interviewed were white, one was black, and one was Latino.  All of the attackers, or “players,” were black.  Some witnesses claim that they have white relatives who play the game and that therefore the game is not a racial issue.  But anyone who reviews the reporting — when race is revealed, at least — will see that the attackers are predominantly if not exclusively black.

As one player of the game says, “[w]e used to walk to where a lot of people be at and hit ‘em. If one of the homeboys didn’t knock him out, then the other would come. Whoever knock him out would be king.”

Why would one of the racialist regulars at MSNBC want to downplay this disturbing trend? Why – instead of sending a message strongly condemning it, like her colleague Al Sharpton  - would she bury her head in the sand and pretend it isn’t happening?

Yes, even Al Sharpton, last month, condemned what he termed “a crisis” in a strongly worded piece at Huffington Post:

There is nothing funny or even remotely entertaining about attacking innocents walking down the street. This is not a “game”; it is inhumane behavior that has no place in our country or the world.

He said, “silence is akin to tacit acceptance” and announced that he would be meeting with  “other leaders to address our next moves regarding this crisis.”

As one who has fought for greater civil rights for all, I cannot watch this travesty unfold. We can discuss the many factors that may lead to this sort of destructive behavior, whether it be poverty, unemployment, etc., but at the end of the day, there is no excuse ever to bestow violence on others. There is no justification for brutally punching or attacking a person in this manner. These kids must be held accountable, and then they must receive the right guidance and mentorship to halt any further damage. In our own communities, we must work harder to spot disastrous behavior and intervene before anything horrific like these attacks take place.

But he was silent when Joy Reid made her ignorant remarks downplaying what he knows to be a “horrific” nationwide trend.

Leftism Is A Mental Disorder…Part 965

How else can one explain the MSNBC segment in which Melissa Harris Perry and pals mocked and belittled the Romneys and their black adoptive grandchild as seen in in the clip below?

This makes absolutely no sense to me – it’s like these people are from another planet.

First of all – MHP doesn’t get off the hook here, just because she initially had a nice thing to say about the photo –  “pretty cute – everyone loves a baby picture.” So why did she drag the picture out, and then ask her panel for “captions”? Notice how she held her head down as she did so –  almost as if she was slightly ashamed of herself for  inviting her guests to race-bait the Romneys for having the gall to have black member of the family. Was a little voice in her head (the sane one) telling her knock it off?

The photo in question isn’t “funny”. It isn’t an “awkward family photo” as seen in the board game or on the web. We’ve all seen those –  and you know what? There’s nothing wrong with laughing at something that is truly goofy.

But the Romney family photo is not that. It’s a sweet photo of an attractive couple with lots of  grandkids. One of them happens to be black.

Are mixed race families still such a novelty to lefties, that they don’t know how to handle it when they see one? Seriously? Or does the fact that a Republican adopted a black baby seem inappropriate and mock-worthy to them? I’m really trying to understand…

“One of these things is not like the other,” sang actress Pia Glenn, who was later surprised that some people didn’t see the humor. The “comedian” on the panel,  Dean Obeidallah said the photo “really sums up the diversity of the Republican party.” He embarrassed himself further when he later “apologized” to the baby on Twitter, “for being used as a prop in a photo.”

What?

I don’t even know what to say to someone who thinks that Republicans  only adopt  black babies so they can use them as props.  How disordered is this man’s thinking that he would say such an idiotic thing? It’s deranged.

The Right Scoop‘s Caleb Howe torched MSNBC for persisting in the tired stereotype of the Republican Party being devoid of black people…

“Ah the never tired accusation, borrowed from every single left-wing blog and talking head during every gathering of two or more (or fewer) Republicans: He’s not a child adopted by loving parents prepared to provide him with a better life in keeping with the family’s values,” he wrote. “Nope. He’s just a token. A punchline, not a person. But it’s funny, because Republicans are racist, see? So it’s all fine!”

I find myself appalled and damn near nauseated nearly every time I catch a clip from this God-forsaken network. What is wrong with these people? And who in their right mind can watch their toxic, racialist garbage day in and day out and not cringe with shame and embarrassment?

You have to be mentally disordered, frankly. As I’ve said before - leftism really is a mental disorder.

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Twitchy  has been on this story like no one else:

Racism is hilarious! MSNBC panel mocks, belittles Romneys’ adopted grandson

‘Mock me too!’ Proud adoptive dad Nick Searcy slams bigot Melissa Harris-Perry [pics]

Romney grandson-mocking racist progressives of pallor at MSNBC in a truth-boom nutshell

‘Wildly inappropriate’: Scott Brown calls on MSNBC jerks to apologize to Romneys

‘Beyond the pale’: Fox Business’ Charles Payne blasts MSNBC for mocking Romney grandson

Comedian Dean Obeidallah apologizes to Romneys’ grandchild ‘for being used as a prop’

Marc Lamont Hill clarifies remarks about Romneys ‘hauling out black person’

And now The Daily Mail is on it: Outrage as MSNBC panelists make Mitt Romney’s adopted black grandchild the punchline of a joke

A Sunday episode of MSNBC’s political commentary show Melissa Harris-Perry has sparked outrage because of a segment that turned Mitt Romney’s adopted black grandson into the butt of a political joke.

Host Harris-Perry stirred the pot by displaying a giant photo of Mitt Romney’s extended family Christmas photo to a panel of liberal pundits and comedians.

‘It really sums up the diversity of the Republican party, the RNC. At the convention, they find the one black person,’ joked Dean Obeidallah, just one of the uncouth digs the group made at the expense of Kieran Romney.

UPDATE:

Apologies Apologies…

Dean Obeidallah offers a self-serving apology to the Romneys (but not the fuming wingnuts) in an article at The Daily Beast. And he didn’t mention his disgusting tweet about the Romney’s using the baby as a prop.

Melissa Harris-Perry also apologized Tuesday.

According to some of the commenters at The Daily Beast, conservatives are humor-impaired. Because  Obeidallah’s “joke” was uproariously funny, or something. Look, there’s a reason nobody’s heard of this comedian before. He’s not funny. We get the “joke”, okay. Romney is white and his grandson isn’t. There aren’t as many blacks in the Republican party as there are the Democrat party. We’re not laughing because it wasn’t funny. Promulgating tired stereotypes about the GOP’s  “lack of diversity” isn’t funny. It’s pathetic.

A commenter at NRO put his finger on why conservatives are so aghast: “It’s hard to imagine how someone could hate so much to think racist jokes about an adopted child are funny. This is the kind of evil that, in a different context, commits atrocities.”

It’s scary sad that many of their viewers are defending the repellant segment.

I challenge MSMBC to get through one day – one entire day – without obsessing about race. I have a dream of a colorblind MSNBC- that only talks about race when it’s legitimately in the news – like the horrible knock-out game attacks that keep happening.

Or is that the kind of story the racialists at MSNBC find too inconvenient to cover? 

Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!

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