Jay Carney pretty much flubs everything about Operation Fast & Furious.
This is going to be a very visual post, and, as usual, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney provides little if any actual semantic content, so I will simply summarize each video. First off, we have the standard obfuscation:
Meet Ronald C Machen, US Attorney for the District of Columbia.
He hates his life – or at least, he’s about to hate his life. You see, if Congress votes today to hold US Attorney General Eric Holder in criminal contempt of Congress today for Holder’s stonewalling on providing documents on the botched Operation Fast & Furious botched gunrunning scandal* then Mr. Machen is apparently the lucky individual who gets to bring charges up for a | Read More »
What to take away from the debunking of MSNBC’s fake Romney WaWa ‘scandal.’
Background: Mitt Romney made a campaign speech today that used the WaWa convenience store franchise’s touch screen sandwich menu feature to make the point of how more cool and efficient the private sector is, when compared to the government. MSNBC doctored the clip to make it look like Romney was merely astounded that we have touch screen sandwich menus now*. Lots of people called MSNBC | Read More »
Obama for America showing no signs of getting the point about 2012.
These three quotes seem to pretty much sum up Team Obama’s wonderful, wonderful attitude towards this election: The campaign has an almost mystical confidence in sophisticated technology and in its organization, assets that only matter in a razor-tight race. Further, these other strategists say, the Obama camp is no more justified in its belief that this campaign is like a rerun — with the uniforms | Read More »
Beau Biden Opens His Mouth, helps seal DOOM for North Carolina.
Dear God, it’s genetic: [Son of VP Biden and former DE AG Beau] Biden mentioned that Romney didn’t seek a second term as Massachusetts governor, suggesting his failed economic policies hurt him. “I’ve never met a successful politician who didn’t run again,” said Biden, the Delaware attorney general. The crowd collectively groaned. And it wasn’t a happy groan, either. Here are three reasons why this | Read More »
Politico: President Obama’s passive aggressive immigration policy.
No, really, that’s how it was put: President Barack Obama returned Friday to a trusted tactic — satisfying his political allies by not doing something. Conservatives were angry when Janet Napolitano announced the administration would stop deporting certain undocumented immigrants, but they should have seen it coming. On issue after issue — gay rights, drug enforcement, Internet gambling, school achievement standards — the administration has | Read More »
American Crossroads translates Obama’s Ohio speech!
I managed to hold out until :38… …but “Vote for me, or you’ll probably die” was just too much funny, in one place. This is turning out to be a great election cycle. Well, it’s great for me, and it looks like that it’s great for American Crossroads. Democratic groups that are perhaps not used to being on the receiving end of well-made mockery? Possibly | Read More »
The new C-SPAN video library feature (also: Obama thinks that we’re in recession!).
One of the things that I did as part of attending the Breitbart Awards last weekend was attend a panel on C-Span’s new video library service. It’s actually pretty useful: it allows you to take clips from C-SPAN and email them, Tweet them, embed them and whatnot. For example: say you wanted to show a clip from today’s disastrous Ohio speech that Obama made. What | Read More »
Team Romney’s first ad using Obama’s Ohio speech.
The first of many from the Romney campaign: I myself counted enough raw footage from today’s Ohio speech to make a dozen Republican attack ads. I don’t know who the heck told the President that it was a good idea to make a speech that tacitly conceded failure for the last four years, and half-demanded, half-begged for another four years in office. Particularly since in | Read More »
1994′s Axelron versus 2012′s Axelrod!
As you probably read yesterday or today, video has surfaced from 1994 showing a David ‘Axelron’ (clearly the Nega-universe alternate conservative doppelganger of Obama henchman David Axelrod*) commenting disapprovingly about a President who… airily played golf in the middle of a sour economic patch while telling people that things were going swimmingly. I just couldn’t resist cutting this one down to size and highlighting some | Read More »
Wall Street teaches causality to Barack Obama.
It would seem that President Obama seems to have a bit of a problem with the concept of “cause and effect.” This is hardly surprising – the man is essentially a glorified political science major* – but it is, upon reflection, a bit awkward. Seeing as the man will still be president for about seven months, and thus technically responsible for the country in that | Read More »
Duane Lester and the Assertion of Copyright.
I got to meet Duane Lester of All-American Blogger last week at the Breitbart Awards thing. Duane’s a good guy who won the Breitbart Blogger Award ; but what may be more of immediate interest is this post from last month entitled “How to Assert Copyright Over Your Work When It’s Been Plagiarized.” Which happens far too often, albeit not as drastically and/or comprehensively as | Read More »
The Bunch o’Election Results Open Thread.
Mass link here (click on Live Results). The AZ-08 Special is the big one – more or less – but there are others.
Reagan’s place… at Brandenburg Gate then, and in the party now.
There has been a certain amount of …well, the usual invocation of Ronald Reagan’s memory in order to justify other people’s positions on issues, particularly the ones where they’re not majority positions in the Republican party. Latest offender – and it’s a shame that I have to use the word, in this case: I like the guy – is former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who | Read More »
The Democrats’ Lost Wisconsin Lesson for Obama.
From Hot Air Headlines comes this entertaining Wisconsin post-mortem, and the first paragraph will tell you why I used that adjective: A controversial incumbent hangs on and retains his job despite fierce opposition in a bad economy. Sounds like a hopeful scenario for the Obama campaign, right? Instead it was Republican Scott Walker’s impressive victory in Wisconsin. If President Obama is smart—and he is nothing | Read More »
Deconstructing this week’s Democratic economic agitprop.
(Via Hot Air) Michael Tomasky, now that he is finished swallowing his gum from watching the Lightworker flail about like… someone who went from undistinguished state Senator to President of the United States in four short years, all the while learning not a darn thing… would like to offer the President a counter-narrative. The story, in a nutshell, is this: we inherited a total disaster, | Read More »
The startlingly unconscious bigotry of NYT’s Steve Almond.
The following is a list of the insults, negative potrayals, and generally offensive rhetoric found in this NYT article by liberal Steve Almond calling for… more civility from liberals. Sean Hannity represented the bane of American civic life: a blow-dried blowhard paid to vilify his enemies and incite his imbecilic fans… his bullying…an escalating right-wing fanaticism…conservative folly…all the mean, manipulative things those people say…He’s just | Read More »
Darcy Burner: Bringing The Crazy to the WA-01 Election!
I had heard that Darcy Burner – best known for being a Democrat who couldn’t beat a Republican in Washington state during the two worst election cycles for Republicans in living memory – spoke yesterday at Netroots Nation in Providence, RI (I happen to be in town myself for the much cooler Breitbart Awards conference that the Franklin Center/the Heritage Foundation is putting on). Feeling | Read More »
“Typos happen to Obama, too.” – And then they got ignored.
I know that David Weigel [excuse me: one of Dave Weigel's ...co-bloggers?] wants to pat himself on the back for sneaking in a mild Romney slam graciously excusing Mitt Romney for making some typos by bringing up a couple of lesser typos made by Barack Obama’s staff. Unfortunately, if we’re going to be discussing that sort of thing then we should be talking about the | Read More »