Thursday, June 7, 2012

Ruled by the Mob: under attack by the Left (call it new civility)

Having suffered a cyber attack this week by extreme Leftist trolls we know how pomo ad hominem tactics work. This is the postmodern version of the storm troopers. You can follow @ali <--- here and @DavidAFrench, Senior Counsel at American Center for Law and Justice <--- there

NRO: "Defending Bloggers from Attacks, Intimidation, and Frivolous Lawsuits"

Here in the Corner, Jonathan Adler has been ably covering a series of new and particularly pernicious attacks on bloggers’ free speech. For those who haven’t been following the story, roughly three weeks ago a number of conservative bloggers (both independent and affiliated with larger publications) began investigating the story of Brett Kimberlin, a radical domestic terrorist who’s been funded by several prominent leftist donors. As the investigation gained momentum, Red State’s Erick Erickson was subjected to a “SWAT” attack, where a fake call is made to local police reporting a shooting at the blogger’s home. Erick is not the first blogger to experience a SWAT-ing. (...) >>>

June 7, 2012

Criminalizing the opposition, this is tyranny! Although we don't share the equation with Syria, where more is at work than meets the eye, the Obama's criminalization of the opposition is shocking, if not surprising given the history -

  MJFellWritesBlog: "Shocking Similarities Concealed"

(...) Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, barack obama and many other “progressive”politicians have called the Tea Party “teabaggers”, “racists”, “astroturf”, “Nazis” ” and “extremists” on multiple occasions. The Department of Homeland Security issued a report that described the Tea Party as “right-wing extremists” and”insurgents”, expressing concerns that “Right-wing extremists will attempt to recruit and radicalize veterans in order to boost their violent capacities.”

“Violent capacities”? How much longer will it be before members of Tea Parties are called “paid killers”? Hasn’t that already happened? Such a description was more than quite heavily inferred by multiple “progressive” politicians and virtually every member of the “progressive” Party Pravda after a nut job who was working solo shot Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Dee “Gabby” Giffords on January 8, 2011. (...) >>>

June 3, 2012

Descent into the Obama tyranny -

GBTV: "We're all Criminals Now"

May 5, 2012


Where's the chatter coming from against "sovereign citizens". Aren't all Americans sovereign citizens? This is deliberate campaign against patriots -

Zerohedge: "Believe In A Return To The Gold Standard? You Are Now Officially An Extremist According To The FBI"

Just when we thought the US could not sink any further in its usurpation of civil rights, here comes the FBI to advise all those who tend to think that the broken economic model of the past century is the cause for the global insolvency, that wanton fiat diluation and reckless debt issuance does not 'fix' the problem of uber-leverage, and that the gold standard is the proper way to return to monetary stability, will henceforth be considered extremists. From Reuters: "Anti-government extremists opposed to taxes and regulations pose a growing threat to local law enforcement officers in the United States, the FBI warned on Monday. These extremists, sometimes known as "sovereign citizens," believe they can live outside any type of government authority, FBI agents said at a news conference." And the most epic line ever written: "The extremists may refuse to pay taxes, defy government environmental regulations and believe the United States went bankrupt by going off the gold standard." (...) >>>

Feb. 7, 2012

Make way for the wicked witch of the West -

GatewayPundit: "Pelosi: Dirt On Newt to Come"

Former Speaker Nancy Pelosi told reporters this weekend that she plans on releasing dirt on Newt Gingrich… “When the time is right.” The Hill reported: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is holding back some information on Republican Newt Gingrich that could detract from his presidential campaign, according to a report published Monday.

“One of these days we’ll have a conversation about Newt Gingrich,” Pelosi told Talking Points Memo. “When the time is right. … I know a lot about him. I served on the investigative committee that investigated him, four of us locked in a room in an undisclosed location for a year. A thousand pages of his stuff.” (...) >>>

Dec. 6, 2011

Explosive stuff -

Fellowship of the Minds: "Mom of Murdered Obama Gay Lover Speaks Up"

In late May, Wash. DC-based investigative journalist Wayne Madsen had a bombshell revelation about Obama’s membership in a Chicago gay club, Man’s Country. Madsen also reported on Obama’s sexual relationships with other men, including named D.C. politicians and Donald Young, the openly-gay choir-director of the church in Chicago of which Obama was a member for some 20 years — Jeremy Wright’s Trinity United Church of Christ black liberation theology. Obama’s relationship with Young was confirmed by Larry Sinclair, who claims to have had two sex-cocaine trysts with Obama.

There were two other openly gay men in Wright’s church: Larry Bland and Nate Spencer. In late 2007, as Obama began his ascent to be the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee, in a span of 1½ months, all three men “conveniently” died:

- Bland was murdered execution-style on November 17, 2007;
- Young was murdered execution-style on December 24, 2007;
- Spencer reportedly died of septicemia, pneumonia, and HIV on December 26, 2007. (Death certificates of Bland and Young, HERE.)

Now, Young’s elderly mother is speaking out about her suspicions that her son was murdered to protect Obama’s reputation and assure his political future as President. (...) >>>

Dec. 3, 2011

Obama, the 'organizer' -

Big Govt: "Barack Obama Led #OccupyChicago – Circa 1988", by Joel B. Pollak

Just twenty or so years ago, Barack Obama wouldn’t just have supported the Occupy protests.
He would have organized them. From Stanley Kurtz’s essential Radical-in-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism, pp. 117-8:
In fact, Obama personally helped plan one of UNO’s most confrontational actions of the eighties [in 1988]: a break-in meant to intimidate a coalition of local business and neighborhood leaders into dropping a landfill expansion deal. We know of Obama’s involvement in this demonstration only because his supporters in 2008 felt it necessary to rebut charges that, contrary to his claims of inter-racial healing, he had organized exclusively with blacks. Only then did Obama’s former colleagues from UNO [United Neighborhood Organization, a largely Mexican group] of Chicago reveal that he had helped to plan and lead this multi-ethnic demonstration against landfill expansion on Chicago’s South Side. (...) >>>
Oct. 25, 2011

Archbishop Dolan declares war on the Great Zero -

The Archbishop means business! Read it all in order to believe what he's written the Obama! A sample -
Our federal government should not be presuming ill intent or moral blindness on the part of the overwhelming majority of its citizens, millions of whom have gone to the polls to directly support DOMAs in their states and have thereby endorsed marriage as the union of man and woman. Nor should a policy disagreement over the meaning of marriage be treated by federal officials as a federal offense—but this will happen if the Justice Department‟s latest constitutional theory prevails in court.

Mundabor's Blog: "DOMA: Dolan’s Ultimatum to Obama" - Hat Tip @HelenaJacobs

(...) I must say that the criticism most certainly does not apply to the letter the Archbishop has written to the President. The tones are so strong that I do not recall having heard such a strong rebuke of a President of the United States not only from archbishop Dolan, but from any American bishop in recent times.

It seems to me that this is a very strong warning; nay, an ultimatum. If Obama doesn’t backpedal on his anti-marriage (anti-Christian, anti-decency) policy, what awaits him is nothing less than an all-out confrontation. (...) >>>

Sept. 27, 2011
Fights the Smears resurfaces as #AttackWatch -

After a storm of ridicule on Twitter AttackWatch seems to have gone quiet. But perhaps they're having an awful lot of work sorting the attacks on their policies from their own assaults on the opposition. Oh, eh, tweet from Malkin:

NiceDeb: "#AttackWatch is a Hit on Twitter"

President Thin Skin has revamped his old and patently dishonest “Fight the Smears” Website under a new name, “Attack Watch”. With a hip and slightly spooky black, white and red motif, it aims to correct the terrible, awful things people say about the Dear Leader. He doesn’t want to take away your guns, he really *hearts* Israel, just listen to what world leaders say! He’s deported more Mexicans than anybody, ever! He’s created (or saved) eleventy million jobs! etc! etc! (...) >>>

Sept. 14, 2011

Class warfare manual uncovered -


According to Vincent Vernuccio in the Washington Times, it’s over 70 pages and details how “outside pressure can involve jeopardizing relationships between the employer and lenders, investors, stockholders, customers, clients, patients, tenants, politicians, or others on whom the employer depends for funds.”

“It” is a new intimidation manual uncovered during a lawsuit against the SEIU*, one of the nation’s largest unions. In it, Vernuccio says, the SEIU’s dirty tactics are explained, including bullying employers by targeting them economically and advocating for breaking the law. (...) >>>

July 18, 2011

Obama proliferating organizers -

LATimesBlogs: "Obama recruits an army of community organizers to carry his 'movement forward for years to come'"

The community organizer who became president has launched a massive pre-reelection year campaign to assemble and train an army of new community organizers to carry Obama's "movement forward for years to come." Strengthening "our democracy" presumably has something to do with reelecting the revered leader in 2012.

However, the recruiting message says nothing about politics or election campaigns and strangely talks in military terms of "a grassroots program that aims to put boots on the ground and help foster a new generation of leaders -- not just to help win elections but to strengthen our democracy in communities across the country."

The message about what it calls the "Summer Organizing Fellowship" adds: "Effective organizing doesn't happen in a vacuum. It takes commitment, time, and hard work to build a movement around a cause." It does not specify what the "cause" is, other than promoting Obama and his agenda. (...) >>>

Feb. 23, 2011

Wisconsin as the 2012 battle ground -

"Why Union Leaders (and Obama) MUST Win in Wisconsin" and "The Wisconsin Standoff that Gov. Walker MUST win" -

The Blaze has a exclusive video of "international anarchists, socialists and Marxists (not average union workers) have a substance-fuled rave while taking over Wisconsin state capitol" -

Liberty's Lifeline: "The Battle of Wisconsin"

It seemed an unlikely place. But then so was Gettysburg. If you asked anyone at about the time the Tea Party started if Wisconsin would be a major battleground, I don’t think they would have agreed. But in the last few days, a new Republican governor has taken on the public unions and they have fought back with a vengeance. It is a battle they can little afford to lose.

Wisconsin is facing a budget shortfall this year of $137 million for the current fiscal year and $3.6 billion for next year. Like many states around the country, and the federal government too, there is no time for small steps. The governor wants the public sector unions to pay more for their retirement and medical care and he also wants to end collective bargaining on anything but wages, and those to be increased no more than the Consumer Price Index. In return there will be no layoffs. The battle lines were drawn. (...) >>>

Febr. 21, 2011

This is the new civility in political discourse -

Read the eye witness interview of datechguy with Andrew Breitbart - Breitbart explains how he got a docter's note -

OFA/SCIU: "bloody the Tea Partiers" in the Madison counter protest tomorrow - we helped the revolution in Egypt, we can do it here" -

Rebel Pundit: "DISGUSTING!! Barak Obama’s OFA/SEIU Calls to Bloody the Tea Party in Madison"

Feb. 20, 2011

Here comes the cavalry - the counter revolution -

Wbay: "Tea Party Groups Organize Counter-protest to Support Bill: Updated"

Tea party groups will descend on the Capitol on Saturday to rally in support of Governor Walker's budget repair bill. Organizers say it's time the other side of the story is heard at the Capitol, which is why they're headed there Saturday to throw their support behind the governor.

"You can no longer get a free ride. I think that is a very reasonable solution that is being presented. If this is union busting, I think a lot of other people are surprised by that term being used," Drew Ryan of American Majority said.

Organizers with American Majority, a conservative group out of Virginia, started planning this rally Thursday night and say the response has exploded. For the first time in the week-long protests against the bill, the Tea Party will respond to the calls of union groups with a rally of its own. (...) >>>

Feb. 19, 2011

Playing revolution -

The Sorelian myth - the US as a dictatorship on par with Egypt and Bahrain and - the President himself having launched this narrative - "an assault on unions" is doing its work in the States. Guess the new civility in politics only lasts until 'our goal is so ethical that it warrants unethical means'. The shortfall Gov. Scott Walker, a.k.a. "Hosni Mubarak" has to deal with in Wisconsin is ... 3,8 billion dollar! Richard Fernandez has more - pictures -

Reason Magazine: "Is This How a President Should Act?", Matt Welch

The president's political machine worked in close coordination Thursday with state and national union officials to mobilize thousands of protesters to gather in Madison and to plan similar demonstrations in other state capitals.

Their efforts began to spread, as thousands of labor supporters turned out for a hearing in Columbus, Ohio, to protest a measure from Gov. John Kasich (R) that would cut collective-bargaining rights.

By the end of the day, Democratic Party officials were working to organize additional demonstrations in Ohio and Indiana, where an effort is underway to trim benefits for public workers. Some union activists predicted similar protests in Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. [...]

The White House political operation, Organizing for America, got involved Monday, after Democratic National Committee Chairman Timothy M. Kaine, a former Virginia governor, spoke to union leaders in Madison, a party official said. (...) >>>

Feb. 18, 2011

Organizing the revolt for America -

Gateway Pundit: "Shocker… Obama Administration Is Behind Chaos in Wisconsin – Students Used as Props"

Stunner. Barack Obama’s Organizing for America website is helping to organize the “day of rage” protests in Wisconsin. What a complete shock. Ben Smith at The Politico reported:
The Democratic National Committee’s Organizing for America arm – the remnant of the 2008 Obama campaign — is playing an active role in organizing protests against Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s attempt to strip most public employees of collective bargaining rights. (...) >>>

The politics of personal destruction -

Darrell Issa (on Twitter) is the Congress Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform  and as such the Republican Party's (GOP) main watchdog. The Dems wouldn't be the Dems if they wouldn't embark on a campaign of personal destruction to thwart his investigations. They are out to destroy Issa personally. We have seen this in 1995 during the Clinton years, when it was the investigators who were smeared and condemned instead of the culprits in the Governments. In Europe this ruse was swallowed hook, line and sinker -

Politico: "Darrell Issa reveals list of investigations"

Rep. Darrell Issa is aiming to launch investigations on everything from WikiLeaks to Fannie Mae to corruption in Afghanistan in the first few months of what promises to be a high-profile chairmanship of the top oversight committee in Congress.

According to an outline of hearing topics obtained by POLITICO, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is also planning to investigate how regulation affects job creation, the roles of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in the foreclosure crisis, recalls at the Food and Drug Administration and the failure of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission to agree on the causes of the market meltdown. (...) >>>

Febr. 17, 2011

CIA digging up dirt on climate skeptics -

Free Republic: "Inhofe: WikiLeaks climate revelations show Obama’s ‘desperation’ (covert CIA programs)"

The revelation that the Obama administration used a covert CIA program to dig up dirt on countries opposed to the Copenhagen climate treaty shows a White House desperate to enforce its orthodoxy on global warming, Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe told The Daily Caller.

Earlier this month, The Guardian newspaper reported that State Department administration officials, acting at the request of the CIA, sent a secret cable on July 31, 2009, asking U.S. diplomats to gather intelligence on other countries’ preparations for the then-pending Copenhagen climate conference. The request also asked diplomats to be on the lookout for indications that countries were not fostering environmental cooperation and for evidence of countries circumventing U.N.-sponsored environmental treaties.

The cables do not make clear whether CIA Director Leon Panetta was directly involved in the request. Panetta has a long, documented history of environmental activism, particularly on climate change, going back several decades… (...) >>>

Dec. 16, 2010

The Obama 'getting even' -

American Thinker: "Obama's War on Chris Christie", by Ed Lasky

(...) Governor Christie has been touted as a future GOP candidate for the presidency. But Barack Obama knows of only one kind of preemptive war: against those who threaten his throne. Therefore, Christie has become a target of Obama and his team of minions.

The latest attack? The U.S. Department of Transportation (headed by Obama's political ally from Illinois, Ray Lahood) now wants to make New Jersey repay $271 million in federal funds already spent on a proposed Hudson River tunnel that Christie scrapped because of spiraling and never-ending cost overruns. The feds want the money now and will start charging "vig" soon. The New York Post reports (...) >>>

Dec. 6, 2010

The criminalization of opponents continues -

CFP: "DHS & TSA: Making a list, checking it twice", by Doug Hagmann

Following the publication of my article titled “Gate Rape of America,” I was contacted by a source within the DHS who is troubled by the terminology and content of an internal memo reportedly issued yesterday at the hand of DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano. Indeed, both the terminology and content contained in the document are troubling. The dissemination of the document itself is restricted by virtue of its classification, which prohibits any manner of public release. While the document cannot be posted or published, the more salient points are revealed here. (...) This document officially addresses those who are opposed to, or engaged in the disruption of the implementation of the enhanced airport screening procedures as “domestic extremists.” (...) >>>

Nov. 27, 2010

SoroS funding antiglobalist thugs? -

This item about SoroS contains a gem that should be well noted ... [SoroS] has had a long running role behind the scenes at the United Nations, and recently upped his game and visibility by "serving" on a United Nations Panel that urged a global Climate Change Tax to fund green energy schemes (he plans to invest one billion dollars-to start- in renewable energy ventures and thus would be a beneficiary of the subsidies and governmental rules that these grossly inefficient ventures need to prosper). See the Greenism file on this subject (entry Nov. 5, 2010: Red Global Warming Alert!) -

American Thinker: "US Chamber targeting George Soros?"

It looks like George Soros will be the target of investigations on his role as a behind the scenes funder. From the current issue of Business Week magazine's cover story on Tom Donohue, head of the US Chamber of Commerce (titled, " Tom Donohue: Obama's Tormenter") comes this snippet:
Donohue announced that the Chamber had been digging into the funding sources of anti-globalization groups that might try to thwart their efforts overseas. "We found that 50 or 60 percent of their money comes from the same person," Donohue said dramatically. He wasn't ready to name names just yet. Instead, he acted like a man with a hand grenade in his pocket who couldn't wait to hurl it. "It's going to be a story," the chamber leader promised. The people sitting around the table seemed baffled. (Later, when asked if he was referring to George Soros, Donohue laughed and said, "That's a pretty good guess.")
I would surmise that the Chamber will be releasing a report soon with their information about George Soros. (...) >>>

Nov. 6, 2010

The modus operandi -

The Vincenton Post: "Marxism in America"

In this video titled “Marxism in America”, General Jerry Boykin talks about his background and training in understanding Marxist insurgencies and how this parallels current government actions.

Boykin said he studied Marxist insurgency, which was part of his military training, saying that the things he knows “that have been done in Marxist insurgency are being done in America today.” He then compared the rise of Fidel Castro in Cuba to the nationalization of major companies of the American economy by the Obama administration. “Folks, that’s what the bailouts were. Nationalizing major sectors of the economy,” he said.

“The second thing they’ve done is that they redistributed wealth,” said the General. He mentioned about Medicaid, Medicare and the ObamaCare, which are being used to redistribute wealth in America. “Health care is nothing but a redistribution of wealth,” he said.

“The third thing they do is that they discredit the opposition,” Boykin said. He then mentioned about the Department of Homeland Security memorandum that went around the law enforcement all over the country. The memorandum states that the future threats to America are “right-wing Christian groups, pro-life groups, Second Amendment groups, and returning veterans.” (...)

“The fourth thing that have been done in the model is censorship,” Boykin said. A proposal has been made to censor the Internet and control online activities. Under a new bill titled “Protecting Cyberspace as a National Asset Act”, US President Barack Obama would be granted powers to seize control of and even shut down the internet. (...)

Boykin also said that the U.S. media are controlled by liberal elites who set political agenda and who protect the Obama administration from public criticisms. (...) Boykin also talks about “hate crimes” being used to destroy free speech in the United States, as well as the concerted efforts of the government to control gun ownership. (...) >>>

Oct. 26, 2010

Soros and his heir spawning evil -

American Spectator: "Soros-Backed Documentary Embraces Terrorists Who Wanted To Kill Republicans", by Matthew Vadum

America's body politic is suffering from Soroses of the Giver: radical philanthropist George Soros acknowledged he is giving $1 million to the media "watchdog" group, Media Matters for America. Accusing Fox News hosts of using "incendiary rhetoric," Soros said he wants his donation used "in an effort to more widely publicize the challenge Fox News poses to civil and informed discourse in our democracy." His son, Alexander Soros, has given $73,800 to Democratic national candidates and political committees in the current election cycle.

Now comes the news (reported in my debut article at Big Hollywood) that Soros is bankrolling a documentary called Better This World that celebrates left-wing terrorists who plotted to napalm Republicans at the 2008 GOP convention in Minnesota. Even worse, you too are bankrolling the film through your taxes. (...) >>>

Oct. 21, 2010

Crossing the line -

Say Anything: "Did Obama Illegally Use Tax Records To Attack Conservative/Libertarian Activists?"

The Koch brothers, Charles and David, have been an obsession of the Obama administration of late. Obama has mentioned an activist group they founded, Americans for Prosperity, incessantly in speeches this election season and their names are on the lips of conspiracy-mongering liberals who talk about them as if they were, uh, George Soros or something.

But it turns out that the Obama administrations attacks on the Kochs may have crossed some legal boundaries. A Congressional investigation has been launched into whether or not the Obama administration illegal used IRS information in its attacks on the Kochs. (...) >>>

Oct. 7, 2010

Yeah! let's criminalize the opposition again - You'd think the godmother of the Democrat gangster mentality would like to know who's funding the "Cordoba Project". Think again. She wants to know who's funding opponents (sigh) -

Washington Times: "AUDIO - Rep. Pelosi calls for investigation of WTC mosque opposition"

Speaker Pelosi has sent out a statement regarding her comments on investigating those who she believes may be funding the opposition to the mosque (...) >>>

Aug 18, 2010

Reporting on the Obama deception -

WND: "Scathing Congress report slams Obama's 'covert, criminal activity' - President charged with illegally using taxpayer money to manipulate public"

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., the ranking Republican on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued a scathing staff report today charging that the White House has "used the machinery of the Obama campaign to tout the president's agenda through inappropriate and sometimes unlawful public relations and propaganda initiatives."

An advance pre-publication copy of the report, shared by Issa's Washington office with WND, accuses the White House of nothing short of criminal activity. It charges the Obama administration with violating federal laws to advance what the Government Accounting Office has characterized as an unlawful "covert campaign," using federal resources "to activate a sophisticated propaganda and lobbying campaign." (...) >>>

Aug 16, 2010

We're not okay -

PJM: "Institutionalized Gangster Government - The rule of law is losing out to tyranny", by Tom Blumer

(...) We stopped being okay over a decade ago. In 1998, the country’s president repeatedly lied under oath in front of the American people. As George Will correctly asserted in January 2001: “There is no reasonable doubt that he committed and suborned perjury, tampered with witnesses and otherwise obstructed justice.” Additionally, credible allegations surfaced that, as Will noted, made it “reasonable to believe that he was a rapist 15 years before becoming president.” The failure of the United States Senate to remove Bill Clinton from office was a landmark defeat for the rule of law. Clinton himself didn’t merely survive impeachment; he has since thrived not in spite of it, but arguably because of it. From that point forward, those whose stated agenda is to undermine this country’s essence (...) >>>

Jul 5, 2010

Voter registration of a different kind -

Examiner: "Obama sending in unions to force through amnesty", by Robert Moon

Obama met with unions, activist groups and Latino leaders Monday to coordinate an aggressive arm-twisting offensive to bribe and blackmail key Republicans into supporting amnesty for illegal immigrants...and to launch massive, vicious smear campaigns against anyone who gets in the way. "We're going to make absolutely crystal clear who's at fault here," said SEIU leader Eliseo Medina. (...) >>>

Jun 29, 2010

This was long coming - true to type, criminalizing the opposition -

NRO/The Corner: "The One-Sided DISCLOSE Act", by Hans A. von Spakovsky

For those of us who welcomed the Supreme Court’s decision in Citizens United, which restored First Amendment rights confiscated by federal campaign-finance laws, watching the progress of the DISCLOSE Act in Congress is depressing. The “Democracy Is Strengthened by Casting Light on Spending in Elections Act” (H.R. 5175) was approved in the House Administration Committee on May 20 on a party-line vote. In addition to the fact that it is filled with onerous, burdensome, and unnecessary provisions, it is extremely tilted against corporations in favor of unions. The intentional partisanship and one-sided nature of this was demonstrated by the defeat of a series of amendments in the committee mark-up that were proposed by Republicans. (...) >>>

Jun 27, 2010

The moral train wreck(s) -

Although Google doesn't return any confirmation of it, the moral train wreck already became apparent when California's dust bowl in favor of the modest delta smelt was traded for votes and the taps were opened once more. Information invited. But here's a similar wreck -

Update: response from the WH is in. Shock: "Megyn Kelly: ‘White House Is Basically Calling Senator Jon Kyl A Liar’ (video)" -

HotAir: "Kyl: Obama told me he won’t secure the border until Congress agrees to amnesty" (video)

Via ColdWarrior at Red State, the whole clip’s worth watching but skip ahead to three minutes in for the money bit. Does any term of art exist to describe a revelation that’s shocking in one sense and yet not at all surprising in another? (“Kinsleyan gaffe” is in the ballpark, but that’s not quite what this is.)

Of course The One won’t do anything about the border until he gets some political cover from Congress on amnesty; his party wants to build a heavy Democratic majority among Latinos long-term and he’s not going to mess that up. What’s stunning is simply the fact that he’d be so candid, to a member of the opposition no less, in admitting his dereliction of duty. Sure, he could fulfill his constitutional responsibility and try to enforce federal law — but what good will that do him politically? If Congress wants to see some action at the border, they need to make it worth his while. And you thought the BP deal was a “shakedown.” (...) >>>

Jun 21, 2010

Sailing perilously close to the ethical wind -

Placing the opponent outside the area of ethics has been going on for a long time. Now placing them outside the legal area in a new low, and this of course was partriotism -

NewsBusters: "Time’s Klein: Beck, Palin Potentially Committing Sedition against U.S. Government; Heilemann Adds Limbaugh", by Jeff Poor

Liberals are all too often eager to charge conservative personalities of using hyperbole to gain a political advantage, especially when it contradicts their world view - whether it's suggesting the Obama administration is taking the country down the path of socialism, fascism or any other -ism. However, it could be argued there's a different set of standards for those same people when they want to make strong charges. On NBC's April 18 "The Chris Matthews Show," Time columnist Joe Klein all but accused former GOP vice-presidential nominee and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, along with Fox News host Glenn Beck of sedition.(...) >>>

TeaParty Derangement Syndrome alert -

Weekend Pundit: "Tea Party Derangement Syndrome Is Spreading"

(...) Union members seem to be the ones most often committing acts of violence against tea party activists. But it isn't limited to just union thugs. It seems to affect Congressmen, too.
On Thursday, April 8th, 2010, Congressman Alan Grayson, Democrat in Florida's 8th district, interrupted a district meeting of the local Orange County Republican Executive Committee. The meeting was being held at Perkins, a family restaurant.
Matthew Falconer, candidate for Orange County Mayor, quickly challenged Alan's rudeness. Grayson demanded not to be interrupted, but Falconer quickly reminded the congressman that he is in fact interrupting their meeting.
Grayson threatened Falconer by saying that he'll spend thousands of dollars making sure he doesn't get elected. Question: Is it legal or at least unethical for a sitting congressman to threaten to influence a local election? Why is Matt Falconer, running for local Mayor, even on the radar of Alan Grayson?
The answer: TPDS. (...) It isn't only Grayson showing symptoms of TPDS, but a number of other CongressCritters too, including my own representative, Carol Shea-Porter. (...) I expect more incidents linked to TPDS to manifest themselves as we get closer to elections in November. I expect to see more union thugs committing acts of violence against tea party activists. I expect to see less civil discourse from Democrat incumbents towards tea party supporters. I expect the hysteria from the Left to reach deafening levels. And I expect the hateful and demeaning rhetoric aimed at tea party supporters to reach epidemic proportions. (...) >>>

Apr 11, 2010

The Obama regime is sending Pres. Karzai a dead fish - This is jaw dropping material -

MSNBC: "Ex-U.N. envoy: Karzai may have drug problem - Peter Galbraith questions Afghan leader's mental stability"

A former U.N envoy to Afghanistan on Tuesday questioned the "mental stability" of Hamid Karzai and suggested the Afghan president may be using drugs.

In an interview on MSNBC's "The Daily Rundown," Peter Galbraith described Karzai as "off-balance" and "emotional." Galbraith also called for President Barack Obama to vastly limit Karzai’s power to appoint officials within the war-torn country until he proves himself a reliable partner to the U.S.

"He’s prone to tirades. He can be very emotional, act impulsively. In fact, some of the palace insiders say that he has a certain fondness for some of Afghanistan’s most profitable exports," said Galbraith, in an apparent reference to opium or heroin. (...) >>>

Apr 7, 2010

Saul AlinskyImage: Saul Alinksky, by Fresh Conservative via Flickr
American Thinker: "Obama's Nazi Straw man: An Old Alinsky Trick", by Kyle-Anne Shiver

When I saw this video interview of Bill Burton, White House Deputy Press Secretary, I could not help but be reminded of one of old Saul Alinsky's favorite fake-em-out tricks of the revolutionary trade. Burton is reinforcing Pelosi's earlier claim that people were carrying Swastikas at town halls, but goes even further and claims that folks are actually "dressing up like Hitler." (...) Covering for oneself by accusing the other fellow has been the left's most successful deception for decades now. It took on its best traction lately, as leftists within and others have used this Nazi smear tactic for the past eight years against George W. Bush. They've seen how well it's worked and just can't stop themselves now.

Here's a little hint from me on the Nazi card. If a few folks actually do start showing up at town halls, opposing the MediCoup*, even dressed like Hitler and carrying a Swastika poster, I'll lay good hard cash on a bet that they've been sent by this Alinskyite President or his minions to deceive, just as Saul did with getting students to dress like the KKK at that rally back in the 70s. And any newsman worth an ounce of table salt ought to be able to pin the tail right on that Alinsky donkey. >>>

*MediCoup is a term coined by writer, James Lewis, right here on American Thinker.

Mar 24, 2010

The political wise guy -

IBD: "The Mao The Merrier"

Anita Dunn may be leaving with her little red book, but her husband enters as the next White House counsel, bringing experience in suppressing dissent, assaulting the First Amendment and limiting speech. Dunn, whose favorite philosophers include mass murderer Mao Zedong, was expected to leave after a short stint. (...)

Dunn's husband, Bob Bauer, is a politically connected attorney who has gone from being general counsel of the 2008 Democratic presidential campaign to serving as general counsel of the Democratic National Committee. He is also the top lawyer at Organizing for America, the rechristened version of the president's campaign vehicle.

He replaces Greg Craig, who was ousted because of frustration among senior White House aides over his handling of the plans to close the prison at Guantanamo. Not many people know Bob Bauer, but defenders of democracy and free speech know of his antipathy toward political opposition and desire to suppress it.

Bauer was an integral part of the attempt in the 2008 campaign to silence opposition groups and suppress their ads questioning his candidate's past associations and positions on issues such as gun control. When the National Rifle Association ran ads attacking his candidate's position on gun rights, campaign general counsel Bauer wrote "cease and desist" letters to stations (...) >>>

Nov. 17, 2009

"Totalitarian snooping" at Indymedia ...

FoxNews/Glenn Beck: "Feds Subpoena News Website for Visitors Names"

Is there any doubt about the mental make-up of this Government?

Nov. 11, 2009

Nov. 4, 2009

Sen. Lamar Alexander's (R-Tenn.) gave a grown up speech warning against a Nixonian enemies list, but it was apparently wasted on pomo asshat Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.) who gets the prize for delivering the ad hominem du jour:

The Hill: "Grayson: Republicans are 'the enemy of America'"

Politeia: "Of an Enemies List, Styrofoam Props and a Tangled Web"

The ongoing tea leaf analysis of the war on Fox and talk radio is coming together quite nicely. And not just that: "the coalition for fundamental change" - code word for a velvet revolution by the All Comprehensive Vast Progressivist Coalition - is also charted and chaneled. (...) >>>

Oct. 22, 2009

One set of Sunday talk shows later on how to delegitimize "the opponent":

Real Clear Politics: "Media Wars: White House Crosses the Line", by Tom Bevan

(...) not since Nixon conjured up an "enemies list" have we seen the full weight of the Office of the Presidency brought to bear in such a targeted and deliberate effort to delegitimize a media organization critical of the President. (...) Axelrod went out of his way to suggest to Stephanopoulos that ABC News adopt the White House strategy and not treat FOX News as legitimate. "The bigger thing is," Axelrod said, "other news organizations, like yours, ought not to treat them that way. We're not going to treat them that way. "

Emanuel suggested the same to John King later in their interview: "And more importantly is not have the CNN's and others in the world basically be led and following FOX, as if what they're trying to do is a legitimate news organization, in the sense of both sides and a sense of valued opinion." It's actually quite brazen when you think about it. (...) the White House's strategy may be the Chicago way, but it isn't the American way. >>>

Oct. 19, 2009

FoxNews - that nest of dissent - has the latest:

Sean Hannity/Michelle Malkin: "It's Chicago On The Potomac!"

Oct, 15, 2009

Opponents as enemies of the State (shock!):

American Thinker: "White House, Dems reject Price Waterhouse study", Rick Moran

Unless you want to believe that one of the most prestigious accounting firms in the country is cooking the books for political purposes, the Price Waterhouse study released yesterday that shows a shattering increase in health insurance premiums for families over the next decade under Obamacare spells huge trouble for the Democrats.
So, of course, they attack it. (...) >>>

Oct. 13, 2009

The American Spectator: "ACORN Founder Wade Rathke Wanted Terrorist Attack on Republican Convention to Succeed", by Matthew Vadum

ACORN founder Wade Rathke didn't have a problem with domestic terrorists trying to kill delegates at the Republican Party's national convention in 2008, former radical community organizer Brandon Darby suggests at Andrew Breitbart's new website Big Government.
Darby, who got to see how the ACORN crime syndicate operates up close in New Orleans, writes that after he acknowledged that he helped the FBI foil a plot to attack the RNC convention in Minnesota Rathke denounced him on his blog. Darby writes:

What does any of this have to do with ACORN? I wondered the same thing on January 31st of 2009 when I was reading an ACORN blog that is run by Wade Rathke (the man who claims credit for founding ACORN). He devoted an entire page to my work with the FBI. How did he describe the FBI's effort and success in preventing innocent Americans, local police and federal agents from being burned, maimed and/or possibly killed by firebombs? He wrote that it's "one thing to disagree, but it's a whole different thing to rat on folks." That is what ACORN's founder had to say about my role in stopping a bomb plot. Indeed Rathke did write that. (...) >>>

Sept. 29, 2009

Simple: opposition equals misinformation, justifies shut down - true Marxists!

Examiner: "Explosive! Gag order on medicare cuts"

Outraged that the federal government placed a gag order on healthcare companies concerning cuts in Medicare, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the floor of the Senate to condemn this muzzling of free speech and to demand that the gag order be lifted. The entire YouTube video of McConnell's words on the Senate floor can be viewed by clicking here.

Apparently the Humana Corporation, which offers supplemental Medicare insurance, sent out a memo in the mail to its customers warning them that certain legislation being pushed in Congress would more than likely result in a reduction of Medicare benefits. That statement is true. (...) >>>

Sept. 26, 2009

Canadia Free Press: "Union Labor Head as Czar of All U. S. Industries? – INCREDIBLE!"

(...) The latest example of this rule of fear and suppression was announced on August 24, 2009 by the National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation, Inc. that Ron Bloom, former United Steelworkers Union executive, who was appointed by Obama as his “car czar” some months ago, will soon be named to oversee ALL of America’s manufacturing. How’s that for stacking the deck against American workers and consumers?

If you were nervous about corrupt and dangerous big union labor bosses running roughshod over the everyday workers and those of us who have to pay the freight for all manufactured materials in the past, you can quintuple your worries now that Obama has a bona fide, legitimate, illegitimate lackey to break knees and fingers of all non-complying workers in ALL places of manufacturing employment. Obama promised the suck-up unions that poured millions of dollars of workers dues into his campaign that he would repay them; and he did it brazenly and publicly. This is just one more step to make complete the takeover of our country a fait accompli or in labor union thug language, ‘a dun deel’. (...) >>>

Aug. 31, 2009

After social shunning, questioning their moral standard and racial and ideological slurring, Obama has now stooped to not only enlisting God for his totalitarian plans, but also calling his opponents sinners (those who "bear false witness"). Frankly, the man knows no bounds ...

PJM: "Obama’s Twisted Faith", by Sammy Benoit

On Wednesday, the president’s schedule included calls with two different clergy groups, intended to enlist them to sell ObamaCare to their “flocks.” (...) >>>

Aug 22, 2009

Of Astroturf and Swastikas: parallel to the White House's fishy stuff and Linda Douglass's attempt to turn the US into the German Democratic Republic runs Ms Pelosi disingenuously portraying "tea baggers" and health care reform protestors as paid brown shirts in the service of big stake-holder corporations i.e. of being "astroturfers". But waddayaknow - I thought that this might be your typical case of projection - the Dems are up to their eye balls in astroturf, directly traced back to the Great Organizer-in-Chief hisself! Red State and other cyberspace investigators have detected progressivist solicitations literally all over the place. Just an anthology:

... 'nuf said ...

and in another aside involving the same players (this is getting more hilarious by the day) ... whaha ... (isn't pomo politics fun?)
"Nazi-invoking Democrats complain: Rush is calling us Nazis!"
Aug. 10, 2009

Update: The White House's totalitarian reflexes are triggering open revolt. They'll find it's not that easy to psychologically suspend Americans' constitutional rights. The US ain't Venezuela yet! Beltway Confidential looks at the legal implications of the WH keeping fishy records on private citizens.

FoxNews: "Go Ahead and Report Me -- I'll Shout Louder"

(...) Last I checked I had the constitutional right to do so. But now he wishes to turn one citizen against another? At dozens of the town hall meetings taking place back in individual districts this month, numbers of reports have surfaced that ACORN members have taken to publicly berating normal citizens who are simply there to ask the questions they have about the viability of a plan that requires the government to spend an additional $1,000,000,000 dollars. They wonder this especially when 85% of people in America are satisfied and content with the health insurance system they've already chosen to engage.

So what's the answer to good old fashioned grass roots voters actually being engaged with their representatives in Congress while they're home during the August break? The White House believes it's best to intimidate and silence, or at the bare minimum -- report. The mistake this White House continues to make, seemingly on a daily basis, is that they reveal very much what they truly think of freedoms of the American political process. Being generous, we can conclude it's not a very high opinion. When President George W. Bush was being stalked by Cindy Sheehan and Code Pink on a daily basis (...) >>>

Aug. 6, 2009

Update: Texas Senator John Cornyn has written a letter to the president politely asking if he could please put an end to the creepiness and the totalitarian practices ...

Aug. 5, 2009

The veil is lifting. They've been at this from the get go and there's no apparent awareness what they're doing smacks of mobsters and 'regimes'. Mark what's happening here: a reversal of truth: critics are denialists who evade 'facts' and 'reality'; vilification: critics use scare tactics and breathlessly spread lies that percolate on the Internet; these lies need stamping out, but it's so pervasive that we can't do it all by ourselves. Loyalists must gather in the moral cause: flag it if something smells unethical or socially undesirable (like, dissent = lies) ... (I suppose no one needs a reminder that one of the most prominent features of life in the totalitarian collective is people (and family) spying and reporting on each other. In East Germany - you know, the former German Democratic Republic - they're still working on that trauma. Let's pose the question one more time: evil, or stupid?



This is what is posted right now on the White House web site:

Opponents of health insurance reform may find the truth a little inconvenient, but as our second president famously said, "facts are stubborn things."

Scary chain emails and videos are starting to percolate on the internet, breathlessly claiming, for example, to "uncover" the truth about the President’s health insurance reform positions. (...)

... and from the comments section: "they are claiming that we are spreading malicious false rumors when we say Obama's healthcare plan will get rid of private insurance. But it says so right in the bill! Page 16 of the bill. I've read it. It's there. Private insurance will be eliminated. I'll find a link and post it soon." (...) >>>

0 Day, Aug. 4, 2009

The Daily Beast: "Geithner Blows His Lid"

Is it no more mister nice guy for Timothy Geithner? The Treasury secretary “blasted top U.S. financial regulators in an expletive-laced critique last Friday as frustration grows over the Obama administration's faltering plan to overhaul U.S. financial regulation,” according to The Wall Street Journal. According to one person at the meeting—which included Ben Bernanke, SEC Chairwoman Mary Schapiro, and FDIC Chairwoman Sheila Blair—the gist of Geithner’s rant was that “enough is enough.” He apparently targeted those who argued the Federal Reserve should not be given more regulatory power. According to the Journal, “Friday's roughly hourlong meeting was described as unusual, not only because of Mr. Geithner's repeated use of obscenities, but because of the aggressive posture he took with officials from federal agencies generally considered independent of the White House.” (...) >>>

O Day, Aug. 4, 2009

Townhall: "The Chicago Way", by Wayne Winegarden

You wanna know how to get Capone? They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. That's the Chicago way! And that's how you get Capone. Now do you want to do that? -Jim Malone (Sean Connery), “The Untouchables”

President Obama is certainly taking Jim Malone’s advice when it comes to his spending programs. John Kyl (R-Arizona) has rightfully acknowledged that the stimulus plan is not stimulating the economy. (...) In fact, it creates real and significant economic damage. (...) However, the crime of opposing the administration’s stimulus program (metaphorically pulling a knife against the administration) apparently has costs. The “gun” the Obama Administration has pulled is a thinly veiled threat against Governor Brewer of Arizona. As far as weapons go, the IRS is the most powerful weapon of all – a lesson Al Capone learned too late.

According to the administration, if Arizonans agrees with Senator Kyl that the stimulus bill is not stimulating their economy, the Obama Administration would happily have the millions of dollars the state is receiving this year in stimulus funds sent back to the IRS. It is troubling to see the administration threatening the viability of our federalist system. The Arizona example shows that if a state or its representative offends or disagrees with the administration, then the offenders, and all of the offender’s associates, risk the beneficence of the Obama Administration. And the Senator Kyl case is not unique.

The Obama administration has also threatened California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger with lost stimulus funds if he went through with proposed spending cuts that were desperately needed but would have hurt a favored Obama constituency – labor unions. Eric Cantor (R-VA) has also been criticizing the stimulus package and has caught the attention of the president’s Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel – a thinly veiled threat may now be on its way to Richmond Virginia as well.

Equally troubling is the administration’s view that taxpayer dollars belong to them. (...) Stimulus money is not magically created in Washington D.C. All government funds must first be taxed or borrowed from citizens across the country before it can be spent. Therefore, when the Obama Administration threatens Arizonans that the administration can take back stimulus dollars if they agree with Senator Kyl, what the administration is really saying is that unless your actions (or the actions of your duly elected representatives) meet our approval, we will not send back the appropriate share of the money that we have already taken from you in the first place. (...) The U.S. economy will not return to health under duress. The Chicago Way might be effective at catching Al Capone. It is counterproductive when it comes to creating a vibrant fast growing economy. >>>

July 18, 2009

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