Regime’s “Phony Scandal” Narrative Draws Republican Fire (Video)

In recent days, various members of the Obama administration, including the president himself have decided to ridicule investigations into the plethora of scandals that have been erupting almost non stop since Obama was reelected.

Senior Obama Advisor Dan Pfeiffer got the ball rolling with a White House email to Obama supporters on Sunday:

Dan Pfeiffer, Senior Advisor to the President for Strategy and Communications, indulged in the blame game on Sunday evening when he delivered his latest email to White House supporters. Pfeiffer wrote that the lack of discussion about middle-class Americans can be attributed to Congress “trying to score political points, refight old battles, and trump up phony scandals.”

Yes, Pfeiffer seemingly branded the brutal murder of four American diplomats in Benghazi, the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservatives, the uncovering of an invasive NSA program and subpoenaing of journalists’ phone records as “phony.”

Jay Carney started peddling the “phoney scandal” narrative aggressively this week, as well. He tried the line on Joe Scarborough and received some severe blowback.

Not just for calling the scandal “phony,” though. His ire peaks when Carney sneers at him for pushing the GOP party line, which is not something you say to a guy who’s worked very, very hard to build his “no labels” media brand. How much water does this Joe need to carry for gun-control fans before the White House cuts him a break on the “party shill” accusation? Good lord. Oh, and by the way — Scarborough’s right in the substance of his criticism. Carney did indeed initially spin the IRS scandal as a Cincinnati issue back in May, before evidence surfaced that IRS officials in Washington had input too. What makes the scandal “pretend,” apparently, is that Issa hasn’t laid it on Obama’s doorstep. That’s how much Jay cares about the targeting in this case, his lip service to “inappropriate” conduct aside.

You’ve probably already seen this, but if not – enjoy:

After that fiasco, it’s a wonder the president chose to keep the line about phony scandals in his uber-lame economics speech (that is getting savagely panned outside of MSNBC, where I imagine they’re swooning.)

Today’s speech at Knox College, Illinois, was supposed to be the president’s come-back moment, the first of a series of addresses aimed at retaking the initiative by the White House. Instead it was a train-wreck. In an hour-long address, which seemed to last forever (and par for course started 15 minutes late), the president spoke in deeply partisan terms, often with bitterness and anger, lambasting his political opponents, dismissing criticism of his policies, and launching into his favourite theme of class warfare, attacking the wealthy and what he calls the “winner takes all economy.” In a display of extraordinary arrogance (even by his standards), he condemned what he called “an endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals,” a direct reference to the Congressional investigations into the IRS and Benghazi scandals, which most Americans don’t see as phony. He also defended his increasingly unpopular Obamacare proposals, attacking what he calls “a politically-motivated misinformation campaign,” while failing to acknowledge that moderate Democrats are “steadily turning against Obamacare” as The Washington Postreported today.

This was a highly defensive speech, with President Obama in full campaign mode. There were no fresh ideas, just a tired rehash of earlier campaign rhetoric. It was also another love letter to big government, with a clarion call for yet more federal spending on environmental measures, infrastructure, manufacturing, and a laundry list of liberal pet causes. There was not a word about reducing the burden of government regulation, and getting bureaucracy off the backs of entrepreneurs. His speech promised more government spending at a time when America’s national debt is approaching a staggering $17 trillion. He rejected tax cuts, and bashed the rich, at times sounding more like Francois Hollande than the leader of the free world.

Steven Hayes discussed the “phony scandals” with Bill Hemmer on Fox’s America’s Newsroom. He said the Regime’s “phoney scandal” narrative is directed toward the Washington press corps.

Trey Gowdy lambasted Jay Carney, last night, on On The Record with Greta Van Susteren for calling the myriad of scandals plaguing the Regime “phony” and “pretend”.

You want to get the firebrand from South Carolina tee’d off? – Just call these scandals he’s been earnestly investigating for the past couple of years – from fast and Furious to Benghazi to the IRS, “phony” like Carney and the president himself did yesterday in their attempt to pivot to a top-down, command and control collectivist vision of the economy.

Gowdy  was having none of it. With a voice dripping with disdain, he said, “there is nothing phony about four murdered Americans in Benghazi and if he thinks there is, I would encourage him to look at the autopsy photos. There’s nothing phony about Brian Terry’s murder at the border. There’s nothing phony about the IRS targeting people based on ideology, There’s nothing phony about an NSA program that almost failed on the House floor because people don’t trust this administration. There’s nothing phony about bonuses being paid to IRS employees,….so whether you want to go to Fast and Furious, Benghazi, IRS, NSA, ObamaCare Enroll America — people have begun to lose trust in the institutions of government, If they want to use the word phony for that, they need to get out of Washington more and go to real America.”

Two victims of  the Regime’s  “phony scandals” conveyed their disgust to  Fox News’ Stuart Varney over the Regime’s dismissal of their suffering.

Newsmax  reported:

Becky Gerritson of Alabama’s Wetumpka Tea Party and Patricia Smith, whose son, Sean Smith, was killed in the Benghazi attacked appeared on Fox News Channel’s “Your World” Thursday to discuss their feelings.”I think it’s like the captain of the Titanic calling the iceberg phony,” Gerritson said. The only phony thing she said she sees is the narrative the White House is trying to push off on the American people.


Even after her high profile testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee in early June, Gerritson says she still hasn’t been contacted by the FBI. “So, to me, it looks like nothing’s being done,” she said.

“I think a toddler can connect the dots and know that this is not a Republican made-up scandal,” she added. “I’m normally a very nice, calm person, but it makes my blood boil,” she said of hearing Obama’s words. “I was very irate.”

Smith, whose son was one of four people killed in the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound is Benghazi, said she doesn’t believe Obama anymore.

“He’s wrong. My son is dead. How could that be phony?” she said.

Smith said she has been repeatedly stonewalled by the administration when trying to find out what really happened to her son. At the ceremony welcoming the caskets of the four killed, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Obama, and Vice President Biden all promised her they’d get back to tell her what happened, she said.

Allahpundit asked a good question:  Which scandals does Obama think are “phony”?

So, which scandals — plural — are phony? Benghazi is, certainly. The left’s been insisting since before Chris Stevens was laid to rest that there’s zero sign of government malfeasance here, despite the fact that State ignored numerous warnings that the consulate was operating in one of the most dangerous places on earth with only a skeleton security crew to protect it. The IRS scandal’s also phony, despite the fact that Carney himself called it “outrageous” (as Taranto notes), because even though targeting conservative groups was improper, it was mostly career government employees who did it and so that makes it kinda sorta non-scandalous. The “harvesting journalists’ phone records to hunt for leakers” scandal is phony because there are national security interests at stake and Holder tried to be as non-invasive as possible and everyone at the DOJ is really conscientious blah blah.

Noah Rothman of Mediaite asked, When Did Obama Decide That The Scandals He Once Thought Were Serious Are Now ‘Phony’?

During a panel segment on Fox News Channel’s Special ReportThe Weekly Standard editorStephen F. Hayes asked a pointed question about these so-called “phony scandals”: “Which of the scandals is phony?”

“The president has already acknowledged the seriousness of two of them – three of them, in one way or another,” Hayes added.

“This is part of the plan to set up an argument for the fall,” he said, identifying how Democrats will counter Republican charges of malfeasance by administration officials ahead of the 2014 midterms. In essence, Hayes implied, Obama and his supporters will accuse the opponents of his administration of a pathological desire to cling to already discredited conspiracy theories.

Flashback to May 18 when Pfeiffer went on all the Sunday talk shows to throw some sandbags against the sweeping tide of scandals flooding the Regime.

Here’s how it went on CBS with Bob Schieffer.

…he had a harder sell on CBS with Bob Schieffer, who recently referred to the Regime as “Dumb and Dumber”. 

Pfeiffer dropped the same exact rhetorical turdball on Schiffer, “This is the Republican playbook, here, which is, when they don’t have a positive agenda, they try to drag Washington into a swamp of partisan fishing expeditions, trumped up hearings, and false allegations.”

Schieffer told Pfeiffer his response reminded him of how the Nixon White House responded to Watergate, lol. Not exactly the reaction he was hoping for.

Schieffer also noted toward the end of the interview that the decision to send Susan Rice to go on the Sunday shows with the incorrect talking points was basically a “PR” stunt. And he asked a question that a lot of us have had, ” Why did you do that? Why didn’t  the Sec. of State come out and tell us what she knew, and if she knew nothing, tell us, ‘we don’t know, yet.’ Why didn’t the White House Chief of Staff come out?”, he continued. “And I mean this as no disrespect to you, but why are YOU here today? Why isn’t the White House Chief of Staff here to tell us what happened?”

If the White House was looking Nixonian  back in May with just Pfeiffer dismissing the scandals, how much more Nixonian do they appear now that the president and his Press Secretary are doing the same thing?



Iowahawk dings Obama speech with hilarious flashback; James Woods rips crack-smoking speechwriters

‘Phony scandals’: Tennessee congressman has a dare for President Obama

Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!

Houston “Peaceful Activist” Who Organized March That Blocked Traffic and Intimidated/Assaulted Drivers Was NBPP Member


On Monday evening,  a “Justice For Trayvon”  march got out of hand when hundreds of demonstrators spilled out onto the street and blocked traffic for about 15 minutes.

That’s when Georgia, a grandmother on her way to a Texas Children’s Hospital with her daughter and 7-year-old granddaughter, was assaulted through an open window of her car.

Georgia’s daughter was driving and tried to go around the demonstrators by driving on the grassy shoulder.

“One of them was hitting the windshield and I was just screaming, ‘We’ve got to get to the hospital,’ and they were screaming and chanting,” she said. “All I could think of was, I got to get my granddaughter to the hospital.”

A Local 2 camera covering the protest recorded the entire incident. On the video you could see Georgia sitting in the front seat of an SUV, she had her window down and you can see a man reach in and grab her. Georgia said she was hit.

“When we got on the road I told her, ‘Let’s call 911,” and I could feel I had been hit,” she said.

The family is upset by the whole incident and thinks the demonstrators took things too far. Georgia filed a police report and hopes that things will quiet down.

“It wasn’t peaceful,” she said. “It was terrifying.”

Now, that’s the story, and here’s KPRC’s headline and byline: Local family’s emergency trip to hospital interrupted by demonstrators. The coordinator of the protest says he gave specific instructions to participants not to break any laws and not to touch or harm anyone.

KPRC uncritically reported:

Quanell X, the community activist who planned the event, told Local 2 he thought the protest was peaceful.

He also said he gave specific instructions to participants not to break any laws and not to touch or harm anyone.

You can watch their report of the incident, here - note that some of the demonstrators were carrying NBPP flags.

For some reason, they neglected to mention in their report that peaceful “community activist”, Quanell X is a member of the New Black Panther Party. He joined that organization after being thrown out of the Nation of Islam for being too violent.

According to Wikipedia:

In September, 1990, Quanell Evans was inspired by a Louis Farrakhan speech at Sam Houston Coliseum and joined the Nation of Islam against his parents’ wishes. The newly dubbed Quanell X quickly became a spokesman in the organization.[3]

Quanell X was forced out of the Nation of Islam for publicly inciting violence with his televised, and highly publicized, exhortation to Houston-area blacks:

“[i]f you feel that you just got to mug somebody because of your hurt and your pain, go to River Oaks and mug you some good white folks. If you’re angry that our brother is put to death, don’t burn down your own community, give these white folks hell from the womb to the tomb.”[6]

After leaving the Nation of Islam, Quanell X joined a paramilitary group named “MFOI”, for “Mental Freedom Obtains Independence.” The new faction was not designed to attract significant exoteric membership.[7] After the MFOI removed Quanell, he joined the New Black Panther Party under the leadership of Khalid Abdul Muhammad and is now a local leader of the organization.[3]

When contacted, an employee at KPRC  admitted they knew Quanell X was a member of the NBPP, and couldn’t say why it was not mentioned in the report — an unforgivable omission considering their byline.


More dirt on Quanell X via @RhymesWithRight

New Black Panther Party & Texas Republicans:

Tensions in the already intense debate over convicted killer
Gary Graham’s scheduled execution escalated Friday as a
dozen armed black activists shoved a delegate outside the
state Republican convention in downtown Houston.
Kaufman County delegate A.J. McClure was pushed to the 
ground by one of the rifle-wielding guards surrounding 
Quanell X shortly after the Muslim leader began protesting 
outside the George R. Brown Convention Center. 
McClure, a disabled veteran, quickly rose to his feet and said
he was not hurt, but he was later taken by ambulance to an
area hospital as a precaution.
McClure reported the incident to the Houston Police
Department, but no charges had been filed late Friday and the
guard involved in the incident was not immediately identified.
The confrontation was the only tense moment involving
protesters Friday as state Republicans met to rally around
their candidates and set the party’s agenda.
Picketers from the Log Cabin Republicans, other gay rights
organizations, Americans United for Separation of Church and
State and individuals espousing various causes, quietly
walked up and down the sidewalks carrying signs.
Quanell X’s group comprising members of the New Black
Panther Party, the National Black United Front and the New
Black Muslim Movement arrived wearing all black, except
for Quanell X. Many carried shotguns, AK-47s and other

“Community activist” really doesn’t even begin to describe this guy.

How about “black radical with troubling  background belonging to various black militant groups including the Nation of Islam (which he was thrown out of for being too violent) and the NBPP”?

Hat tip: Occupy White House videos.

Zimmerman Not Guilty – Rev Al Hardest Hit (Video)

In the face of prosecutorial  shenanigans and judicial bias, the jurors deciding the Zimmerman case did their jobs, and a not guilty verdict was reached on both counts - second-degree murder and manslaughter, Saturday night.

Al Sharpton promised on MSNBC that Trayvon Martin’s  family will pursue a civil case against George Zimmerman and he will be calling on the DOJ to reopen their case to see if there are any civil rights violations.

“We will be moving forward to what the next steps will be,” he said incitefully.

Defense attorney Mark O’Mara, for his part said, If someone sues George Zimmerman “we will seek and we WILL GET immunity” for him.”

Hey Al – Trayvon’s skittles and pop purchase may not have been quite  as innocent as you make out.


State Attorney Angela Corey fans the flames:

Corey was asked by the media why she decided to push for the second-degree murder charge.

“We charged what we believed we could prove,” Corey said.

Corey added that there is no doubt that Trayvon was profiled.

The State Attorney said it was “challenging” to take over a case that had been investigated already but stressed her opinion that the Sanford Police Department did not botch the case.

Corey said she, along with the prosecution, believed that Trayvon was behind the screams that were heard on the 911 call.

“Screams stop the moment the shot is fired,” Corey said.

Corey called it a “common sense” piece of evidence.

Isn’t it common sense to figure that the person getting pummeled on the ground would be the one screaming for help? And the second his gun went off, there was no longer any reason to scream?

Why is Corey peddling this nonsense?

See Twitchy for Twitter reactions- both positive and race war inciting:

Verdict reached: George Zimmerman found not guilty

Twitter lynch mob threatens to kill George Zimmerman

Brit Hume: Al Sharpton’s continued prominence ‘simply amazing’

Viewers wonder: Why is Florida state attorney Angela Corey smiling so big?

Fox News Joins Media Boycott Of Holder ‘Off the Record’ Confab (Video)

Early Thursday morning, Fox News was still undecided on whether or not to attend an off the record meeting with embattled Atty General Eric Holder. Holder has scheduled sessions with media reps for Thursday and Friday, and a number of them have bailed out.

When Fox and Friends aired, this morning, the hosts were under the impression that Fox was going.

After being targeted by the Regime, I could kinda see why they would want to be there to see what was being said, but later Thursday morning, Fox News decided to stand with CNN, McClatchy, the Associated Press, New York Times, CBS, National Journal,  and Huffington Post to reject Holder’s transparent and self serving attempts to schmooze the media.

The Washington Post and Politico have accepted.

See Also:


Mediaite: Who’s Attending Eric Holder’s Off The Record Meeting With The Media?


Townhall: Guy Benson & Megyn Kelly on Holder’s Downfall & Media’s Rejecting His Hush-Hush Presser:


Video: A Thursday Night Scandalpalooza

I would usually save these for my Saturday Movie Matinee, some of these videos are too good to wait until Saturday.

Especially good is Judge Jeanine Pirro’s opening monologue from her show, last weekend:  Obama Admin Lied To America!!

Mark Levin: Investigate Senate Democrat Carl Levin:

Mark Levin: Obama Scandals Are Examples of a Tyrannical Government:

Mediaite: Megyn Kelly Explodes At Liberal Guest Over Benghazi – ‘Come On! Can We Have Some Honesty?’

Out Come The Baseball Bats – TheBlaze:

 Intim-O-Gate – TheBlaze:

The President Knows Nothing – TheBlaze:

Obama Drama - TheBlazeTV – The Glenn Beck Radio Program – 2013.05.15:

Donald Rumsfeld – TheBlazeTV - The Glenn Beck Radio Program – 2013.05.15:

Dana Loesch v. Leslie Marshall Debate IRS Scandal on Sean Hannity – 5-16-13

Listen to the shamelessly hacktastic Jay Carney try to spin the Benghazi talking points release into a “victory” for the administration, calling the concern over the WH lies a  “faux controversy” drummed up by Republicans: Piers Morgan Grills Jay Carney About IRS, Benghazi: Has This Been ‘Your Toughest Week’ Ever?

ABC’s Jonathan Karl reports on the Obama Administration’s Release Benghazi Emails:

Hat tip Brian B for many of these videos.

Friday-Free- For All: Fox Hosts Slam MSM Media Hacks For Helping Regime Cover Up Benghazi Scandal

   Via Mediaite:  The Five Hosts Blast ‘Media Hacks’ Maddow, Stewart, Colbert For ‘Covering Up’ The Benghazi ‘Cover-Up’

One day after accusing the media of acting as President Obama’s “scandal condom” on the Benghazi story, The Five’s Greg Gutfeld was at it again, this time calling MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert “media hacks” for their highly critical commentary on Fox News’ coverage.
“People died, but what difference does it make?” Gutfeld said sarcastically, echoing Hillary Clinton’s infamous Benghazi hearing question. “The story will probably die, like the four in Benghazi with the lapdog media standing down, making these so-called journalists co-conspirators in the Benghazi cover-up, and that’s comedy when you’re winning.” He summed up the position of Maddow, Stewart and Colbert like this: “They refuse to actually cover the story. Instead, they want to cover people who care about the story, because then that kind of absolves them from having to deal with the ugliness.”

Via Mediaite: O’Reilly And Bernie Goldberg Tear Into Benghazi Media Bias: MSNBC Is White House’s ‘Public Relations Firm’:

Bill O’Reilly brought on Bernard Goldberg tonight to analyze how much the media has covered Benghazi in the aftermath of yesterday’s big hearing. O’Reilly noted how Fox News gave it the most coverage, the nightly newscasts gave it a few minutes of coverage, and MSNBC pretty much ignored it. Goldberg said that MSNBC ignoring the story basically makes the network no more than a “public relations firm” in the employ of President Obama and the Democratic party.

O’Reilly cited statistics showing that Fox News covered the hearing live for almost two hours, CNN for roughly fifteen minutes, and MSNBC for absolutely no time at all. He pointed out that all of the network newscasts led with the big news story from Cleveland, but the CBS Evening News had the most coverage, clocking in at almost five minutes. The morning shows had similarly minimal coverage.

Here’s Goldberg’s oped: Jodi Arias, Cable TV, and a Nation Fascinated by Shiny Objects:

There are times, not many thankfully, when I get depressed, brought down by the sorry evidence that we live in a country fixated on shiny objects.  This is one of those times.

A jury in Phoenix has found Jodi Arias guilty of first-degree murder.  That’s not what gets me down.  What I find so depressing is our collective fascination with trivia, with anything that we can follow without having to actually think.

Media Mash Mainstream Media Spin – The Propaganda Networks – Hannity – Ted Cruz:

Jack Cashill wonders Has Hillary Told One Lie Too Many? Or will the MSM help drag her over the finish line in 2016?

By 2012, the major media had become so comfortable with Clinton lies that not a single one among them pointed out the grotesque irony of having an unrepentant sexual predator keynote a Democratic Convention whose theme was the “Republican war on women.”

So accustomed had Hillary grown to having her lies glossed over that she grew increasingly indignant even at the timid questions Congress threw her way at the January 2013 Benghazi hearing.

When asked by Senator Ron Johnson about her version of events, Hillary exploded in an outburst destined to be at least as famous as her “vast right wing conspiracy” jeremiad.

Said Hillary, summing up the state of public integrity in 2013, “What difference at this point does it make?” Say what you will, but as recently as January that was a legitimate question.

To be sure, Benghazi will damage Hillary, at least in the short run. But come the Iowa Caucus in 2016, look for the media to champion version 2.0 of the “Comeback Kid.” They have too much emotional equity invested in Hillary to do otherwise.

NRO: Krauthammer called the State Department response to the Benghazi hearing, “pathetic”:

Charles Krauthammer called State Department spokesman Patrick Ventrell’s response to the Benghazi Hearing “pathetic.” Ventrell told reporters earlier today, ”We don’t believe that new information was necessarily presented that hadn’t been already either entered into the public record through congressional testimony or investigated by the ARB or otherwise looked at.”

Thursdays With Michelle Malkin – Benghazi Whistleblowers Speak Out – Fox & Friends – 5-9-13:

The Right Scoop: “A disgrace!” – Mark Levin says Hillary Clinton was NOT sworn in at House testimony in January:

Mark Levin says that Hillary Clinton was NOT made to take the oath back in January when she appeared before a House committee to testify on Benghazi and he says it’s a disgrace and a crying shame.

Ted Cruz: Benghazi Eight Months Later:

“What difference at this point does it make?” Secretary Clinton responded in January to questions about the nature of the Benghazi attack. “Let’s put this behind us,” Secretary of State John Kerry complained last month. Last week, White House spokesman Jay Carney dismissed press inquiries about the attack by saying, “Benghazi was a long time ago.”

But many more questions remain. Here are a dozen:

  • Why was the State Department unwilling to provide the requested level of security to Benghazi?
  • Were there really no military assets available to provide relief during the seven hours of the attacks? If so, why not? During the attacks, were any military assets ordered to stand down?
  • If the secretary of defense thought there was “no question” this was a coordinated terrorist attack, why did Ambassador Susan Rice, Secretary Clinton, and President Obama all tell the American people that the cause was a “spontaneous demonstration” about an Internet video?
  • Why did the State Department edit the intelligence talking points to delete the references to “Islamic extremists” and “al Qa’ida”?
  • Why did the FBI release pictures of militants taken the day of the attack only eight months after the fact? Why not immediately, as proved so effective in the Boston bombing?
  • Why have none of the survivors testified to Congress?
  • Why is the administration apparently unaware of the whistle-blowers who have been attempting to tell their stories? Is it true that these career civil servants have been threatened with retaliation?
  • Did President Obama sleep the night of September 11, 2012? Did Secretary Clinton?
  • When was President Obama told about the murder of our ambassador? About the murder of all four Americans? What did he do in response?
  • What role, if any, did the State Department’s own counterterrorism office play during the attacks and in their immediate aftermath?
  • Why was Secretary Clinton not interviewed for the ARB report?
  • And why, if all relevant questions were answered in the ARB report, has the State Department’s own inspector-general office opened a probe into the methods of that very report?

The All American Blogger: New Video: The Truth About Benghazi Matters:

On to other subjects…

The Other McCain: Hope and Chains: #WarOnWomen Kidnapper Is Cuyahoga County Democrat:

“If any of the brothers were a Republican, this news would have been trumpeted by the mainstream media as tangible proof of the Republican War on Women — a narrative invented by Democrat strategists and maintained by the media in a successful effort to defeat Republican candidates in the 2012 election cycle.
“However, when a real act of war on women is perpetrated by a Democrat voter in the manner that even the most zealous Democrat strategist couldn’t have dreamed up in their worst nightmares — involving abduction, imprisonment, rape, torture, malnutrition, beatings while pregnant, and killing babies — the media doesn’t think the party affiliation is relevant.”
– Oleg Atbashian, American Thinker, “Ariel Castro, Cleveland Kidnapper, Is a Registered Democrat”

Let’s be clear: The fact that Cleveland “house of horrors” suspect Ariel Castro is a registered Democrat does not mean either:

  1. That all Democrats have rape dungeons in their basements;
  2. That every resident of Cuyahoga County is a sexual predator.

These are illogical inferences, and quite possibly harmful stereotypes. Some violent sex offenders might sue you for libel if you accuse them of being Cuyahoga County Democrats.

Fox News: Missouri lawmakers pass bill to nullify federal gun control laws:

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. –  The Missouri Legislature sent the governor a bill Wednesday that would expand gun rights and declare all federal gun regulations unenforceable, in a response to President Obama’s push for gun control legislation.

The Republican-led Legislature passed the measure hoping to shield the state from federal proposals that would ban assault weapons and expand background checks. But the U.S. Senate’s defeat of a background check expansion three weeks ago did nothing to assuage the fears of Missouri Republicans who pressed forward with their legislation.

The Missouri House voted 118-36 Wednesday to send the bill to Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon. The Senate passed the measure earlier this month.

The Right Scoop: MUST LISTEN: ICE Union president exposes Obama admin LIES on immigration enforcement:

This is huge. ICE Union president Chris Crane was invited on the Mark Levin Show tonight to explain how the Obama administration is cooking the books on immigration enforcement. What he said was pretty shocking.

According to Crane, ICE agents can no longer make street arrests of people they suspect to be an illegal aliens, illegal alien gang members or illegal alien criminals, despite having the authority to do so by laws enacted by Congress. He says they are under orders to wait until the illegal alien commits a crime, gets arrested by law enforcement and booked into a jail before they can even intercede.

Then they must wait until the illegal alien is convicted of 3 or more criminal offenses before they can put them in deportation process.

When it comes to cooking the immigration books, Crane says the record number of deportations that the Obama administration touts is a complete fraud. He calls it a shell game, saying what really happens is illegal aliens caught crossing the border by the Border Patrol and then sent back across are now added to ICE’s numbers of deportations, thus inflating the numbers immensely. Crane said last year over 50% of the deportations in ICE’s numbers were from those the border patrol agents caught and sent back across.

In reality, Crane says they now have the numbers to show that since 2008, the actual number of ICE deportations has plummeted since 2008.

Greta Van Susteren: Time to Subpoena Obama Officials on BenghaziGate – “Put Them Under Oath!” (Video)

For some reason, the Obama administration has been hiding the identities of the Benghazi attack survivors since the attack took place, last September. Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) said a parent of one of the survivors currently at Walter Reed, told him, “if you had called into the hospital previously, you would never have found that person because they changed his name on the hospital records.”

Frustrated that Congress has not made any headway on  this matter after six months, Greta Van Susteren asked Chaffetz why they haven’t put the whisteblowers under oath and gotten the answers?  Chaffetz didn’t have a good answer for that and meekly noted that they had tried to get the members of the Accountability Review Board to testify before Congress, but they were refused. They’ve been trying to get answers from the Regime but have been stonewalled at every turn.

“You’ve got subpoena power!” Greta blasted, ” I don’t understand…I mean, why are you all so afraid to get some answers? I don’t know what happened or didn’t happen in Benghazi, but the only way to get the answers is if you ask them, and  if they don’t come up and answer, you a drop a subpoena on them and you get them under oath by order!”

I thought Greta was a tad hard on Chaffetz for not investigating Benghazi more aggressively considering her own lame, soft-ball interview of Hillary “What difference does it make?” Clinton not too long ago. That said, she makes a good point.


Sharyl Attkisson, CBS News: Source: Press officers partly responsible for Benghazi talking points changes:

Regarding the talking points: one source who reviewed the documents said removal of the word “al Qaeda” from the talking points was initiated, at least in part, by one of the “press shops.” The source said press officers from the Defense Intelligence agency, the White House and the FBI were “looped in” from the start and that some of them expressed concerns in writing that the media would ask follow up questions if certain words or phrases were used. The source added that the Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and then-Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell were included in these emails.

When asked whether Clapper and Morell misled Congress when they didn’t disclose who changed the talking points (because they knew), one source said “the exact right question wasn’t asked.”

The documents indicated numerous other changes were made to the talking points, including removal of certain references to an “attack.”

The source who reviewed the documents also flagged several emails prior to the Benghazi attacks from officials in Libya to Washington, D.C., that supposedly specifically warned of an imminent attack within days of the Benghazi consulate.

Additionally, the source says “most if not all contact” between officials in Libya and Washington, D.C., once the attacks began reference al Qaeda, al Qaeda-affiliated cells or both as being the suspected instigator from the very start. The few references to demonstrations were by people who hadn’t directly observed any.

“It’s amazing that anyone would question who was behind the attack and keep the idea of the demonstration going for weeks,” said the source.

Yes, it was amazing at the time, too, because for anyone who was remotely paying attention, it was obvious that it was a terrorist attack and not the result of a demonstration, but the slack-jawed media went out and uncritically reported the lies, accusing anyone who questioned the Regime of politicizing the issue.

So now, six months later, after the Liar in Chief is reelected, the truth finally comes out.  The President, his Press Secretary, Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton are all culpable for lying to the American people. But the journolistas tell us that “nobody cares about Benghazi” and they’re probably right. Since most of the MSM has ignored the story, so do most of the American people.

Twitchy: Newly delivered Benghazi docs might include interviews with survivors:

Gateway Pundit: Documents Show Obama Administration Was Warned of Benghazi Attack Days Before 9-11 Assault:

Brit Hume: “The President Seems Prepared To Let The Public Suffer Almost As Much As Possible As Long As He Can Blame Somebody Else”

FOX News senior political analyst Brit Hume has been making this crucial and very disturbing point for over a week: Obama is prepared to let Americans suffer needlessly as long as he can blame the GOP and and score propaganda points for Democrats.

Appearing on The O’Reilly Factor, last night, he called  Obama’s lack of leadership during the fights over the sequestration cuts,  “very unusual” which is putting it mildly.

Video via Charlie Spiering of the DC Examiner: Brit Hume: President Obama needs to ‘put his big boy pants on’:

Over at Big Journalism, John Nolte sayss that Obama’s blame game has backfired:

Thirty-eight percent of Americans place more blame on the Republicans in Congress for the failure, while 33 percent blame President Obama and the Democrats in Congress more. Nineteen percent volunteer that they blame both sides.

When you add up those numbers, you discover that 52% of Americans blame Obama for sequester, while 57% blame the GOP. In other words, all that campaigning and water-carrying by the media did next to nothing to help Obama. More than half the country blames Obama, and he’s only polling a measly 5% better than the GOP.

That’s what you call a backfire.

I would frankly need to see more Americans blaming  Obama than Republicans before I would call it a backfire, but given the fact that most of the MSM aided and abetted Obama in his hyper, weeks long, sequester blame game campaign, I would  agree that it was a narrative fail. It was certainly not everything the Regime had hoped for, thanks to a few brave journalists – Bob Woodward – first and foremost among them, who dared to speak the truth.

Meanwhile, Obama’s enablers apparently consider themselves Marvel comics superheroes when they rush to their boyfriend’s defense every time he’s criticized….

John Sexton at The Conversation introduces us to  The Progressive Left’s Marvel Team-Up Act:

Over the weekend, Bill Keller had the temerity to assign some blame for the sequester to President Obama. Within a day, the left’s commentariat had settled the issue in Obama’s favor, each linking to the other and repeating the claim that Keller was all wrong. Over at the Huffington Post, Jason Linkins summarized this group effort as a “Marvel team-up”:

It takes a Marvel team-up of three different reporters, from three different news organizations, to perform this elementary act of real-keeping. Meanwhile, Bill Keller can, in one column, undo the work of Harwood, his New York Times colleague.

Linkins actually mentions four reporters at three different news organizations, though three of the four–Klein, Sargent and Chait–are progressives who can reliably be counted on to side with the President. As far as a takedowns go, “Three Like-Minded Progressives Defend Obama” isn’t exactly red letter stuff, even if you throw in a tweet from a NY times reporter.

My response to that, here.



The Conversation: USDA Email: Don’t Contradict Us on Sequester’s Impact


The Conversation: Gohmert: No Federal Funds to Transport Obama to/from Golf Courses Until WH Tours Resume



Sperling Email To Bob Woodward revealed

Via Dan Riehl, and the Politico, here’s the entire email from Gene Sperling, economic adviser to the president, and Bob Woodward’s cordial response:

From Gene Sperling to Bob Woodward on Feb. 22, 2013


I apologize for raising my voice in our conversation today. My bad. I do understand your problems with a couple of our statements in the fall — but feel on the other hand that you focus on a few specific trees that gives a very wrong perception of the forest. But perhaps we will just not see eye to eye here.

But I do truly believe you should rethink your comment about saying saying that Potus asking for revenues is moving the goal post. I know you may not believe this, but as a friend, I think you will regret staking out that claim. The idea that the sequester was to force both sides to go back to try at a big or grand barain with a mix of entitlements and revenues (even if there were serious disagreements on composition) was part of the DNA of the thing from the start. It was an accepted part of the understanding — from the start. Really. It was assumed by the Rs on the Supercommittee that came right after: it was assumed in the November-December 2012 negotiations. There may have been big disagreements over rates and ratios — but that it was supposed to be replaced by entitlements and revenues of some form is not controversial. (Indeed, the discretionary savings amount from the Boehner-Obama negotiations were locked in in BCA: the sequester was just designed to force all back to table on entitlements and revenues.)

I agree there are more than one side to our first disagreement, but again think this latter issue is diffferent. Not out to argue and argue on this latter point. Just my sincere advice. Your call obviously.

My apologies again for raising my voice on the call with you. Feel bad about that and truly apologize.


Almost sounding like a character in The Godfather, Sperling cautions Woodward “As a friend” to rethink his position. He tells him that he thinks Woodward will “regret” his claim.

But he graciously allows at the end of the letter that it’s Woodward’s “call”.  What does that mean? Does Bob Woodward,  veteran Washington reporter, and consummate insider who has talked to all of the involved parties  really need to be told that?

From Woodward to Sperling on Feb. 23, 2013

Gene: You do not ever have to apologize to me. You get wound up because you are making your points and you believe them. This is all part of a serious discussion. I for one welcome a little heat; there should more given the importance. I also welcome your personal advice. I am listening. I know you lived all this. My partial advantage is that I talked extensively with all involved. I am traveling and will try to reach you after 3 pm today. Best, Bob

For his part, Woodward does come off looking slightly two faced in his email response, saying  that he welcomed Sperling’s “personal advice”, but giving interviews afterward complaining that the letter made him “very uncomfortable.”

Once Again, NBC News Caught Deceptively Editing Video To Make Republicans Look Bad

I thought this type of blatant fraud would end after the corrupt NBC News president, Steve Capus was given the boot on February 1.

Whether Capus resigned or was forced out because someone on the NBC board finally decided his moral illiteracy needed to come to an end doesn’t matter. What matters is that a management style that either encouraged this fraud or was helpless to stop it is out.

Now, less than three weeks later, we have yet another example of journalistic fraud, coming not from the MSNBC primetime clowncar lineup, but from the supposedly straight daytime news.

Via Larry O’Conner of Big Journalism:

Today, when hosting a “serious” discussion about immigration reform, Roberts focused on the leaked plan from the White House this weekend which Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) decried and labeled as “dead on arrival.”

Roberts set his entire segment up under the premise that Republicans had no real substantive opposition to the President’s plan; they just opposed it because they hate Obama.  His question to his guest, Rep. Henry Cueller (D-TX) was, “Is this strictly because President Obama’s name is attached to it?”

To set up his question, Roberts showed a clip of Rep. Ryan on ABC News’ “This Week.”  The clip was meant to make it look like the Wisconsin congressman was opposed to the bill simply due to the fact that the President is for it, and not on any substantive level.  However, take a look at the clip.  MSNBC selectively edited Ryan in a very deceitful way.  The transcript of the Roberts edit is as follows:

Ryan:  “Leaking this out does set things in the wrong direction …EDIT… This particular move, very counter-productive.”

That quote certainly helps Roberts’ premise, doesn’t it?

But, read the full quote from Ryan.  Read what MSNBC deceptively removed from the congressman’s statement (in bold):

“Leaking this out does set things in the wrong direction. Look, the question that we always have to ask ourselves, particularly with this White House, is the president looking for a partisan advantage, or is he looking for a bipartisan law?

And by putting these details out without a guest worker program, without addressing future flow, by giving advantage to those who cut in front of line for immigrants who came here legally, not dealing with border security adequately, that tells us that he’s looking for a partisan advantage and not a bipartisan solution. There are groups in the House and the Senate working together to get this done, and when he does things like this, it makes it much more difficult to do that, and that’s why I think this particular move, very counterproductive.

So Roberts plays the deceptive clip as a premise for a full segment on how Republicans only oppose the President’s plan because Obama’s name is on it.  But Ryan had very specific, policy related reasons why he opposed it.

Watch video at link.

The culture of corruption and left-wing bias is so strong at MSNBC, it really doesn’t matter who’s steering this ship of fools. They just can’t help themselves….

Previous MSNBC Hack Jobs:

Outrageous: How the left-wing media lied about Newtown ‘hecklers’

National and international media are up in arms today over the story of Neil Heslin, father of slain Sandy Hook student Jesse Lewis, being heckled yesterday during a Connecticut legislative meeting. During his testimony, in which he called for stricter gun control measures, Heslin was reportedly interrupted by shouts from Second Amendment activists:

“The Second Amendment!” was shouted a couple of times by as many as a dozen gun enthusiasts in the meeting room as Neil Heslin, holding a photo of his slain 6-year-old son, Jesse Lewis, asked why Bushmaster assault-style weapons are allowed to be sold in the state.


Except no. Not really. MSNBC is propping up its story with a blatantly edited video. In fact, Heslin was not heckled. Gun rights advocates in the audience indeed voiced their support for the Second Amendment — after he asked why anyone would need “assault-style weapons or high-capacity clips.” You’d never know based on the MSNBC version, which completely cut out the footage of Heslin’s question.

MSNBC’s “Supermarket Scanner Moment”

How desperate are the ObaMedia to get their fubar candidate reelected?

How about this. They resurrect a tired old meme about rich Republican candidates being “out of touch” with the average American because the modern supermarket electronic technology befuddle and “amaze” them. Andrea Mitchell wants us all to remember poppy Bush’s “supermarket scanners moment”…Now all these years later, we find that Mitt too, is “confused and frightened” by modern technology because these “out of touch” Republicans are just like SNL’s Caveman Lawyer or something.

But MSNBC “selectively edited” the tape to make it look like Romney was bringing up Wawa’s touchtone ordering system for no other reason than to express surprise.

NBC Deliberately Skewed Travyvon Martin Story with Selective Editing

Reacting angrily to selective editing by NBC that suggested racial animus by George Zimmerman, NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell complained to Fox News’s Sean Hannity last night that NBC News was engaged in an “all-out falsehood.” The story in question was a March 27 Ron Allen report on NBC’s ‘Today’ in which 911 audio was edited to make it sound like George Zimmerman said “he looks black” immediately after saying “this guy looks like he’s up to no good.”

In the actual 911 audio, Zimmerman only described Martin’s race after the dispatcher asked, “And this guy: is he white, black, or Hispanic?” “To edit that out is so distorting,” Hannity complained. “Sean, it’s not distorting, it’s advancing a falsehood, it’s worse,” Bozell corrected the Fox News anchor. [see video below page break]

MSNBC: ObamaCare Protesters ‘Racist,’ Including Black Gun-Owner

On Tuesday, MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer fretted over health care reform protesters legally carrying guns: “A man at a pro-health care reform rally…wore a semiautomatic assault rifle on his shoulder and a pistol on his hip….there are questions about whether this has racial overtones….white people showing up with guns.”Brewer failed to mention the man she described was black.

Following Brewer’s report, which occurred on the Morning Meeting program, host Dylan Ratigan and MSNBC pop culture analyst Toure discussed the supposed racism involved in the protests. Toure argued: “…there is tremendous anger in this country about government, the way government seems to be taking over the country, anger about a black person being president….we see these hate groups rising up and this is definitely part of that.” Ratigan agreed: “…then they get the variable of a black president on top of all these other things and that’s the move – the cherry on top, if you will, to the accumulated frustration for folks.”

Not only did Brewer, Ratigan, and Toure fail to point out the fact that the gun-toting protester that sparked the discussion was black, but the video footage shown of that protester was so edited, that it was impossible to see that he was black. The man appeared at a health care rally outside of President Obama’s speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Phoenix, Arizona.

GOP Presidential candidate Rick Perry calls President Obama a black cloud over our economy. MSNBC’s Ed Schultz edits the clip to make it look like Perry is calling Obama a “black cloud.”

WaPo Lib Taken in By Satire Site’s Post About Sarah Palin


Image via Mediaite

A few weeks ago, the same site fooled libs a number of libs on the internet when it ran a story claiming that  Ann Coulter caused a ruckus, and refused to board a plane because the pilot was a black female.

Hello libs, if headlines like Sean Hannity Says Obama ‘Sabotaged’ Super Bowl, and  Glenn Beck Calls 911 After Accidentally Eating Halal Pizza don’t tip you off that something’s awry, remember the name - “The Daily Currant.” It’s a satire site.
Iowahawk had fun with this story at the Conversation:

Something called “Suzi Parker” who writes something called “She The People” at something called “The Washington Post” bagged the scoop of the century earlier today, in a report originally entitled “Sarah Palin’s plan to reach ‘millions of devoutly religious people’ through al-Jazeera“:

The Sarah Palin Story is a cautionary tale about what can happen when politics and celebrity meet.

Fox News and their once-upon-a-time darling Palin recently parted ways after three years. But never fear. Palin has a new media outlet by which to share her commentary.

Late last week Al Jazeera America announced the former vice-presidential candidate would be joining their news network. Al Jazeera America recently bought Al Gore’s failing Current Media that broadcasts the Current TV channel. Ironically, Fox News recently called Al Jazeera “an anti-American terror mouthpiece.”

“As you all know, I’m not a big fan of newspapers, journalists, news anchors and the liberal media in general,” Palin told the Web site The Daily Currant. “But I met with the folks at Al-Jazeera and they told me they reach millions of devoutly religious people who don’t watch CBS or CNN. That tells me they don’t have a liberal bias.”

Get it? Sarah Palin’s so stoopid she didn’t know that the devoutly religious people Al Jazeera reaches are Muslims!

The Suzi Parker story is actually a cautionary tale about what can happen when politics and liberal bias and gullibility meet.

Parker not so smoothly tried to correct her gaffe with a correction that still included a nasty dig at Palin:


An earlier version of this post incorrectly reported that Sarah Palin planned to contribute to the Al Jazeera America news network.

The original article was titled “Sarah Palin’s plan to reach ‘millions of devoutly religious people’ through al-Jazeera.” The amended now reads “Sarah Palin tries to stay relevant.”

As you can imagine, Parker’s taking a beating in the Post’s comment section:

“LOL, look how stupid that woman is! … Wait. What?”

LOL…WaPo struggling to stay relevant…

New verb: Reporters who report parody articles as news have been “Onioned”.

What’s next Suzi? Is Al Gore joining Fox News?

Hey, Suzi, I just heard Palin has signed on to become the spokeswoman for the crab people who live at the center of the earth and are planning on conquering the surface world.  Be sure to mention that without checking it out in your next hit piece, you dimwitted hack.

Looks like if Suzi dropped a few pounds, she might be as hot as Sarah Palin.

Nice job Suzi! I got a picture of Palin in bikini holding an assault weapon you might be interested in too. Geez!

See Also:

Twitchy: Hilarious: WaPo journalist’s Palin-bashing self-parody inspires #SuziParkerScoops

Michelle Malkin: MSM just keeps making stuff up

Ace at The Conversation: Sarah Palin Pitches Her Own “She the People” Post

Linked by Michelle Malkin, thanks!

MSNBC Busted AGAIN For Deceptively Editing Video To Make Conservatives Look Bad (Video)

What slimeballs. The projecting hypocrites at Obama’s media arm constantly do what they accuse others of doing.

Jim Treacher of the DC Trawler explained what happened:

Here’s footage that MSNBC has just released of Neil Heslin, whose son was murdered in Newtown, speaking at a public meeting on gun control. It’s presented with the headline, “Emotional father of Sandy Hook victim heckled by gun nuts”:

You can watch the MSNBC  video at the Caller. YouTube has many other examples of ObamaMedia wannabes posting  similarly  edited videos.  Here’s one of the sloppier ones.

Telegraph TV got into the act, as well.

Neil Heslin, whose six-year-old son Jesse was killed in the Sandy Hook massacre is heckled by gun activists as he begs for tighter firearms restrictions.

The unedited clip tells a completely different story – one that is actually of no use to the gun grabbing community.

Video via Say Anything

He wasn’t heckled AT ALL, as Treacher and everyone else on the planet who has seen the complete video, can see:

He asked the question and demanded an answer. There was complete silence. And only then, when he said that not one person could answer it — rather than remaining quiet out of respect for his feelings — did a few people answer it. You might not like their answer if you don’t like the Second Amendment, but that answer wasn’t unprompted. They were not heckling him.

How stupid do they think people are? Stupid enough to reelect Obama.

I guess I can see why they try this crap.

Previous MSNBC Hack Jobs:

MSNBC’s “Supermarket Scanner Moment”

How desperate are the ObaMedia to get their fubar candidate reelected?

How about this. They resurrect a tired old meme about rich Republican candidates being “out of touch” with the average American because the modern supermarket electronic technology befuddle and “amaze” them. Andrea Mitchell wants us all to remember poppy Bush’s “supermarket scanners moment”…Now all these years later, we find that Mitt too, is “confused and frightened” by modern technology because these “out of touch” Republicans are just like SNL’s Caveman Lawyer or something.

But MSNBC “selectively edited” the tape to make it look like Romney was bringing up Wawa’s touchtone ordering system for no other reason than to express surprise.

NBC Deliberately Skewed Travyvon Martin Story with Selective Editing

Reacting angrily to selective editing by NBC that suggested racial animus by George Zimmerman, NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell complained to Fox News’s Sean Hannity last night that NBC News was engaged in an “all-out falsehood.” The story in question was a March 27 Ron Allen report on NBC’s ‘Today’ in which 911 audio was edited to make it sound like George Zimmerman said “he looks black” immediately after saying “this guy looks like he’s up to no good.”

In the actual 911 audio, Zimmerman only described Martin’s race after the dispatcher asked, “And this guy: is he white, black, or Hispanic?” “To edit that out is so distorting,” Hannity complained. “Sean, it’s not distorting, it’s advancing a falsehood, it’s worse,” Bozell corrected the Fox News anchor. [see video below page break]

MSNBC: ObamaCare Protesters ‘Racist,’ Including Black Gun-Owner

On Tuesday, MSNBC’s Contessa Brewer fretted over health care reform protesters legally carrying guns: “A man at a pro-health care reform rally…wore a semiautomatic assault rifle on his shoulder and a pistol on his hip….there are questions about whether this has racial overtones….white people showing up with guns.” Brewer failed to mention the man she described was black.

Following Brewer’s report, which occurred on the Morning Meeting program, host Dylan Ratigan and MSNBC pop culture analyst Toure discussed the supposed racism involved in the protests. Toure argued: “…there is tremendous anger in this country about government, the way government seems to be taking over the country, anger about a black person being president….we see these hate groups rising up and this is definitely part of that.” Ratigan agreed: “…then they get the variable of a black president on top of all these other things and that’s the move – the cherry on top, if you will, to the accumulated frustration for folks.”

Not only did Brewer, Ratigan, and Toure fail to point out the fact that the gun-toting protester that sparked the discussion was black, but the video footage shown of that protester was so edited, that it was impossible to see that he was black. The man appeared at a health care rally outside of President Obama’s speech to the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Phoenix, Arizona.

GOP Presidential candidate Rick Perry calls President Obama a black cloud over our economy. MSNBC’s Ed Schultz edits the clip to make it look like Perry is calling Obama a “black cloud.”
Folks, I just finished reading some of the Twitchy posts, and I highly recommend you do too, so you completely understand just what it is we’re dealing with.
It’s confounding how many libs are peddling obvious lies. The video was debunked this morning, yet some news outlets are continuing with the BS. Piers Morgan will interview the Sandyhook dad on his show, tonight. Time will tell if he plays along with the left-wing narrative, or do the honorable thing and tell the truth.
See, these progs come in two types – 1. the ringleading committed lefty hacks like Eric Boehlert and Piers Morgan who dupe people for a living and are proud of it because the ends justify the means. Every lie they tell takes us one step closer to their Socialist Utopia in their minds.  And 2. the mindless drones who follow them. They have been conditioned to think what their betters tell them to think, not to think things out on their own. The truth to them is like garlic to a vampire. It’s not easy accepting that you’re entire worldview is based on left-wing agitprop.
Twitchy is doing God’s work tracking the organized left’s antics and exposing their lies and hypocrisy on Twitter. Little by little, we’re chipping away at their effectiveness by shining the light of truth on their putrid BS.
Linked by Maggie’s Farm, and iOWNTHEWORLD,  thanks!

Piers Morgan’s Massive Hypocrisy

I rarely watch CNN and I sure as hell don’t watch the treacherous, phone-hacking,  tabloid plagiarist, Piers Morgan. Lately, watching YouTube clips of his hysterical anti-gun antics has been hard to avoid, though, as he hectors conservative guest after  guest, chiding them, insulting them and talking over them, because demagogue that he is,  he understands that allowing the enemy to get their point across means death to his political argument. Better to interrupt and yammer on about tanks. The political strawman. What would left wing hacks do without it?

What fun Dana Loesch would have had if she had been privy to this information the other night, when Piers ridiculed her suggestion that the New York man who was viciously attacked by a gang of 7 might have defended himself with a gun had New York’s strict gun laws not been in place.

Via The Daily Caller:

In 2004 Morgan penned an op-ed for the Evening Standard headlined “I can’t be liberal on burglars,” in which he said he said a series of home invasions and robberies at his home made him wish for a gun. Britain, which had banned all guns, had seen a rash of break-in burglaries, one of which took the life of financier John Monckton.

If Monckton “had killed one of those burglars while defending himself … then he would now be facing a jail sentence for manslaughter or even murder,” Morgan wrote. “No part of my liberalism allows me to deem this fair.”

“I am now so liberal on most things that my army-officer brother likes to refer to me as a ‘wet, pinko, cheese-eating surrender monkey,’” Morgan wrote. “I’m antiwar, don’t like foxhunting, feel threatened by ID cards, and think cannabis should be decriminalised.”

Heads up there for the next conservative who goes on his show, (not that I recommend it.) The next time he claims to be knowledgeable about guns because of his army officer brother (he’s actually done this), respond with a giggle, “oh, the one who called you a ‘wet, pinko, cheese-eating surrender monkey?”  Just to knock him off his game, a little.
I wonder if that was before or after he resigned in disgrace from The London Daily Mirror for publishing fraudulent pictures of British soldiers abusing prisoners in Iraq. Given that the Regiment’s Brigadier said the pictures severely damaged the reputation of the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment (QLR), and a former regiment commander of the QLR said the pictures actually put lives in danger, serving as a “recruiting poster” for al-Qaeda – it’s a wonder Piers’ brother didn’t have worse things to say about him. He got off easy with ‘wet, pinko, cheese-eating surrender monkey.’
But listen to  Piers as he argues that violence is sometimes necessary and excusable if it’s to protect oneself  and one’s property.

“I wouldn’t shoot anyone because, like most people in this country, I’m not licensed to carry a gun,” he insisted. “But if I woke up to find a thug in my house at 2am, stealing my hard-earned things, and posing a clear and present threat to my wellbeing and perhaps that of my children, then I wouldn’t hesitate to grab the hardest thing I could find and defend myself.”

“And if I killed a burglar in that situation, I would expect the law to be on my side, not the despicable little toerag defiling my life.”

Morgan applauded Sir John Stevens, then the commissioner of London’s Metropolitan Police, “for urging the law to better empower householders to defend themselves properly” because “for an elderly woman living on her own a burglary, violent or otherwise, must be a liferuining experience.”

It almost sounded like he would shoot someone breaking into his home – if guns were legal.
Who else would Piers Morgan shoot if he owned a gun? Oh, after he was fired from the Daily Mirror, he described for The Daily Mail  what he would do to his professional enemies, including Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson, writer A.A. Gill and editor Ian Hislop if he owned a fully automatic MACHINE GUN.
Hat tip: Ali Akbar, Viral Read.

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Video: Project Veritas Exposes Anti-Gun Hypocrisy

This latest gem from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas targets media hypocrisy in the gun debate.

Undercover journalists were dispatched to New York and DC to knock on the doors of notable anti-gun editors, commentators and journalists  following the  publishing of names and addresses of law abiding gun owners in the Journal News.

Their responses are as enlightening as they are hilarious.

Note- the anti-gun dorks at the beginning (including O’Keefe himself),  are actors satirizing  this video.

If you want to see more videos like these, please make a contribution to Project Veritas.


Twitchy: New James O’Keefe video: Anti-gun journalists refuse to display ‘proudly gun free’ yard signs:

At the home of Star-Ledger columnist Bob Braun, the Veritas crew was told, “I am on your side on this, but I’m just wondering if that’s not an invitation to somebody with a gun…. it’s an invitation to come barging in.”

Gee, ya think?

As Twitchy has reported, the gun permit map was a gift to criminals, letting them know which homes were unprotected and which ones might have firearms to steal. Lives and property were endangered, all so these hypocrites could gin up fear and outrage. But when pressed, they refused to subject themselves to the same risks.

Well done, Project Veritas!

NRA Prez Bill Keene: Obama Will Have to Use ‘All the Power of His Office’ to Get ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban (Video)

Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Candy Crowley, Sunday morning,  National Rifle Association President David Keene said he doesn’t think there’s enough legislative support for another ban “right now,” but that might not necessarily hold.

The Blaze reported:

“When a president takes all the power of his office and he’s willing to expend political capital, you don’t want to make predictions — you don’t want to, you don’t want to bet your house on the outcome,” Keene said. “I would say that the likelihood is that they’re not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this Congress.”

Keene said he doesn’t think regulations on high-capacity ammunition clips are likely either, saying they would be difficult to regulate because they’re so widespread.

“Even David Gregory could find one,” he said, after the NBC host was investigated by Washington, D.C. police for holding a magazine up on television last month.

When Crowley tried to accuse the NRA of ramping up fear of a gun ban in its members, Keene replied that it was Senator Feinstein and Obama who are the ones driving all the gun sales in this country – not the NRA. See video at MRC.

On Friday’s Special Report, the panel agreed that the chances of any major changes in our gun laws was looking  highly unlikely due to the Obamocrats’ gross overreach after Sandy Hook, (which Jonah Goldberg found fascinating because the left was hoping for an anti- gun backlash, and the opposite happened.) See RCP for video of that discussion. (Start at 2:17 for gun control portion.) After commenting on Biden’s assertion that Newtown was going to be  “an inflection point” – a moment when the climate had changed, it obviously wasn’t, Krauthammer said:

“What is astonishing is the backlash against the attempt of the anti-gun people  to use a moment to pass new restrictive legislation – the increase in NRA membership, the huge explosion in sales, and it shows that we are a country very different from any in the West if there’s ever going to be a change, it’s going to take a generation, it’s not going to happen from legislation, and it’s not going to happen in the near term.”

I think Keene is right, and the panel is a bit premature in their prognostications. Obama has shown time and time again – with the Stimulus, which inspired the Tea Party movement, the unpopular ObamaCare, which a majority of Americans opposed, and after the shellacking in the 2010 election, which was supposed to cause him to pivot to the right, that he doesn’t care a whit what most Americans, or at least a significant portion of Americans think. When he wants something bad enough, it’s full steam ahead and damn the torpedoes. And what’s to stop him now that he doesn’t have to worry about reelection?  I wouldn’t be surprised to see him use “all the power of his office” including executive orders to get what he wants on . We’ll see what kind of backlash that causes if it happens.

Also, why is the president of the NRA ceding to the left the upper hand in gun verbiage?

As Dana Loesch noted on her blog, yesterday there is no such thing as an “assault weapon.”

Any device used to assault (a behavior or action) someone can be defined as an “assault weapon.” There exist fully automatic firearms and semi automatic firearms, period. There technically is no such thing as an “assault rifle,” either. The term is a Nazi invention (Sturmgewehr) fully named Sturmgewehr 44, and is regarded as the first “assault” rifle. Firearms which shared the technical characteristics of Hitler’s rifle were casually defined with this sobriquet and it grew over time.

The problem with using this phrase to define scary-looking rifles is that it betrays a gross lack of knowledge on firearms. The rifle Lanza had in the trunk of his car (and there are various conflicting reports from a too-eager media about whether or not this rifle was used in the shootings) was not an “assault rifle.” Anyone claiming that it was is insisting that Lanza’s weapon was a military-grade rifle capable of selective fire, meaning, it has the giggle-switch to kick it from semi-automatic to fully automatic. I’ve shot so-called “assault rifles” and I own semi-automatics. They are not the same. Anyone calling any of these rifles “assault rifles” used in the Sandy Hook shooting and any other such tragedies are claiming that fully-automatic weapons, regulated to banned, are somehow in the civilian market used in mass shootings.


Big Government: Soros: 13 New Gun Laws Needed Now:

George Soros’ Center for American Progress (CAP) has published a list of 13 new pieces of legislation they claim we need right now, in the wake of the crime at Sandy Hook Elementary.

As you will see, these proposals–like others from liberals–would not have stopped the shooting from taking place: they would not even have hindered it. But they would make it harder for law abiding citizens to get the guns they need to defend their lives and families.

For example, one of new laws that CAP wants is an end to private gun sales. This would include, of course, an end to those dreaded gun shows.

Question: Did Adam Lanza buy his guns in a private sale? No. He took them illegally and used them illegally.

Another proposal by CAP is for states to turn over more personal information on citizens to the federal gov. so that background checks work better.

Question: Did Adam Lanza foil the background check system to get his weapons? No. As a matter of fact, reports indicate he purposely forewent the background check because he knew he wouldn’t pass it.

Gateway Pundit: Lib Senator Chris Murphy: The NRA Must Come to Table on Gun Control – They’ve Lost Their Backers (Video):

Freshman Senator Chris Murphy from Connecticut told CNN today the National Rifle Association is flat-out wrong.

“Newtown fundamentally changed things. And the NRA just doesn’t get this. They’ve got to come to the table on gun control just as they say they’re coming to the table on mental health because their previous backers in the House and the Senate aren’t with them anymore.

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