The silver lining in left-wing media’s Tuscon tragedy spin: it won’t work.
Within hours of the Oklahoma City bombing, then-President Bill Clinton laid the blame at the feet of what was then a new medium, talk radio. Sadly, it worked to a degree. His willing left-wing media conspirators followed his lead and, in an attempt to silence opposition voices, made a significant segment of the American public believe Rush Limbaugh somehow loaded up a truck with fertilizer | Read More »
Updated: Swamp Creature Pelosi makes Ground Zero mosque a true First Amendment issue
You have to hand it to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. She finally has made the Ground Zero mosque into an actual First Amendment issue. For the vast majority of us, this never has been a question about whether our Muslim-American brothers and sisters have the First Amendment right to build a place of worship. They obviously do. Even the bothersome isssues of potential Wahhabi | Read More »
Raping Arizona: Obama’s DOJ files a suit that doesn’t pass the straight face test
For weeks the Obama Administration has ominously threatened legal action against Arizona. Claims were made that Arizona had passed a law, Senate Bill 1070, that would result in racial profiling. The president himself claimed Hispanic citizens would be pulled out of ice cream parlors and hauled off to Star Chambers where they would be forced to prove their immigration status. Obama’s sycophants, none of whom | Read More »
Unusual suspect: Some cities break laws and Arizona enforces them. Guess which Obama will prosecute?
Imagine you are the governor of Arizona. You are sitting at your desk, and you are watching an interview conducted a continent away with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Your mouth drops open as you learn something from a television station down in Ecuador. Your state recently enacted a law that allows police officers to inquire about the immigration status of criminal suspects. The law | Read More »
Democrats conduct–and left-wing media incites–most political violence. Exhibit A? Palin’s church.
Attempts by Democrats and the left-wing media to drown out the voices of the vast majority of Americans who oppose Obama care are as hilarious as they are hypocritical. We can cite incident after incident where some left-wing loon, prodded by the media, conducted an act of political violence. These are so numerous, and the media’s attempt to cover them up so largely successful, they | Read More »
Obamacare the equivalent of curing cancer, sayeth my adopted congressman
“This is as major a public health accomplishment as reducing car wrecks or finding a cure for a dread disease. One of the lives saved could be yours.” That outright lie, or, to be kind, hyperbolic insanity, was how my former and recently adopted congressman, Democrat Jim Cooper, TN-5, described Obamacare last night. Cooper, who voted against Hillarycare because he claimed it to be fiscally | Read More »
Environmental jihad: the AGW Inquisition takes Holy War to the Gates of Copenhagen
Hypocrisy is not a trait of Global Warming Advocates, and you don’t really understand why that is so. What you see as hypocrisy, from Al Gore’s gazillion-watt cooling system to limos belching smoke through the streets of Copenhagen, is an entitlement. It is an entitlement that has been bestowed upon the priesthood of whatever religion man has practiced since he stood upright. The faithful’s deprivation | Read More »
Profile in cowardice: My adopted congressman ducks constituents
As a former Nashville resident, I recently adopted (co-, actually) Rep. Jim Cooper, who reputedly said something fiscally conservative at some point in his life. My bet is this so-called Blue Dog Democrat is about to cast his lot with President Barack Obama’s scheme to nationalize our medical care. From a recent newspaper article emerges this profile in cowardice: “Health-care reform opponents hoping to give | Read More »
Per Erick’s request, I formally adopt Rep. Jim Cooper, TN-05
Before heading back up the mountain, I promote this diary and challenge the rest of you to start adopting Democrats to track, follow, target for action, etc. And more than one of you can pick the same scoundrel. But do it! — Erick once lived in Nashville, Tennessee, and many of my family members still do. It is a wonderful city with terrible politics. Among | Read More »
Obama avoided hard issues to curry favor
There is little doubt President Barack Obama gave a well-delivered speech to the Muslim world today. For that, he deserves credit. Where he ultimately failed was his avoidance of the tough issues. While his lofty rhetoric touched on some of the bones I am about to pick, it wasn’t specific enough to make a difference. Here is where he fell down and fell short: 1. | Read More »
Hey, Mr. President, does the U.S. deserve nuclear power like Iran?
President Barack Obama’s contradictions, idiocies, and blatant deceptions may have reached rock bottom today. He told the BBC that Iran has the right to nuclear power as long as it uses it peacefully. Obama says Iran’s energy concerns legitimate By NANCY ZUCKERBROD The Associated Press Tuesday, June 2, 2009 9:24 AM LONDON — President Barack Obama suggested that Iran may have some right to | Read More »
Why I imagine the Left now will oppose leaked intelligence–and re-think torture show trials
Promoted from Diaries – Moe Lane. This is priceless: WASHINGTON – President Obama’s national intelligence director told colleagues in a private memo last week that the harsh interrogation techniques banned by the White House did produce significant information that helped the nation in its struggle with terrorists. “High value information came from interrogations in which those methods were used and provided a deeper understanding of | Read More »
Faculty lounge socialist Obama doesn’t have enough GOP cover. Rant warning.
As mbecker and Gamecock pointed out yesterday, there is no such an animal as a centrist Democrat. We just witnessed this fact as alleged “moderate” Ben Nelson, Socialist-Nebraska, announced a “bipartisan” compromise on Obama’s pork-laded spending orgy, also known as the “stimulus bill.” It was so bipartisan, in fact, that He Who Cannot Normally Be Mentioned, Joe Lieberman, Socialist-Connecticut, received a shout out from Nelson. | Read More »
Reid seeks GOP human shields for Dems’ economic stimulus boondoggle
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid advertised Sunday for GOP senators to act as human shields for a trillion dollar ripoff, errr, economic stimulus package Democrats want to shove down the throats of American taxpayers. Reid assured Meet The Press host David Gregory that the Senate and House Republican leadership had asked to be “part” of the trillion dollar belated Christmas present for president-elect Barack Obama. “This is | Read More »
Was that a lame Feed the Children parody?
Never has so much been spent so foolishly on so little. Barack Obama’s 30-minute mega television buy had been billed as his “closing argument.” Instead, what we just witnessed could have been a Saturday Night Live parody of a Feed the Children commercial. Unfortunately for Barack, he ain’t no Sally Struthers. No, she can display actual emotion. And not insult in the process.
Three easy things McCain can do at the last debate to stay viable
I didn’t support you in the primary, Sen. McCain. As a matter of fact, you were probably my sixth choice. In no small part, this was because you had shown too much comity in the past toward people who hate my guts. You have only realized in recent days they hate you as well. One thing I never doubted, though, was that you loved your | Read More »
Biden soiled himself when he accepted Obama’s Veep offer
I have a confession to make. I like Senator Joe Biden. I disagree with his politics, of course, and find him a one-man circus. Yet there is something about his essential weirdness that makes me overlook Biden’s terrible policy positions and his inflated ego. Therefore, I had to wince when a man who, despite himself, has a sense of honor (at times) agreed to run | Read More »
Fidel Castro and Barack Obama, tactical soulmates
Large, Stalinist portraits of their leader adorn political offices. Supporters cry and chant his name every time he graces them with a vacuous speech that inexplicably appeals to his minions. He has neighborhood watch groups to hold the unfaithful in line. He wants these groups to “get in the faces” of those who do not appreciate his greatness. Fidel Castro? No, Barack Obama. Behold:
How Sarah Palin exposed the utter banality of Obama, the media, and the Left
The Left’s unhinged attacks on Gov. Sarah Palin were to be expected. Perhaps this is the most vile assault ever to emanate from their fever swamps, but Justice Clarence Thomas and many others have tasted similar venom. What differentiates the left-wing’s attempted rape of another fine public servant isn’t simply its impotence. Despite the fevered efforts of the mainstream media, mentally deranged bloggers, and Democratic | Read More »
Obama’s speech not memorable, but his creepy Stalinist setting is
The effusive left-wing media reaction to last night’s Obama acceptance speech was to be expected. Even some conservatives got caught up in the moment. As passions have cooled, the praise has become more tempered. Very few people can recite one memorable phrase from the speech. This morning on MSNBC’s pathetic Morning Joe, Peggy Noonan actually took The Hack Whose Name Will Not Be Mentioned to | Read More »
McCain has won if Obama snubbed Hillary to this extent
If the following report from the Politico is true, and for all we know Obama could disprove it with his announcement, the presidential election is game, set, match: There’s one Democrat who would seem to have little or no chance of being picked by Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) to be his running mate – his former opponent, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.). But it’s not | Read More »
The race has shifted as the general public has started to pay attention
The incomparable Peggy Noonan is right. There has been a perceptible shift in the presidential election. She just may be a little later than we normally would expect her to be in noticing it. In today’s online Wall Street Journal, Noonan writes: This thing is moving. Things are shifting around a bit. That’s what I see looking back at the past four weeks… For the | Read More »
When politicians embrace the vapidity of celebrity, their 15 minutes begin
Promoted from the diaries by Erick. If there ever were a vapid celebrity it was Andy Warhol. Yet he did manage to utter one memorable line: “In the future, everyone will have 15 minutes of fame.” It was remarkably insightful for the time. In fact, it was understated. A close friend said the line today would be “in the future, everyone will have 15 minutes | Read More »
The truth hurts: Obama truly had rather lose the war than the campaign.
The Obama campaign and its left-wing legacy media sycophants are furious. Sen. McCain told the truth when he claimed Obama preferred to lose the Iraq War than lose the election. Some label this a “false charge.” Most of these critics say it is “over-the-top” or “harsh stuff.” This is reminiscent of many denunciations of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, wherein honest and accurate accounts | Read More »