Wednesday, January 18, 2012

That Does It

No sooner had I decided on a semi-permanent replacement for Newt on this blog-site, than The New York Times-Dem goes and ruins everything and condemns Newt, the South, and the Republican Party all in one typically foul editorial (h/t the not particularly Newt-friendly Contentions):

"In South Carolina, where a Confederate flag still waves on the front lawn of the State Capitol largely because of the efforts of the state Republican Party, it remains good primary politics to stir up racial animosity and then link it to President Obama. Mr. Gingrich, Mr. Santorum and the crowd that cheered them are following in a long and tawdry tradition, singling out a minority group for lectures while refusing to support policies that help all Americans."


There they go again.  Now they've forced me to put Newt back up on this page, put my bumper sticker back on the car, get a lawn sign,and give Newt more money. Damn.

But allow me to relocate my tongue out of my cheek for just one moment so as to tell The Times, Jimmy Carter, and each and every race-baiting, transparently partisan, intellectually dishonest, hateful, demagogic, cowardly, division-sowing, progressivist, group-identity obsessed, handout-fixated, economically illiterate oh-so-smart moron Obamazoid the following: go take your race card and stick it up your ass.

Have a nice day.

Dems Will Be Dems

Voter fraud in Troy, NY (Nice Deb):

"I know that we’re currently focused on voter I.D. laws because of the ungodly burden it puts on minorities. I understand that asking people to prove they are who they say they are when they vote is a violation of their civil rights and a blatant attempt to disenfranchise them. That is so obvious.

"But I just thought I’d try to direct our chief law enforcement officer to another uh – concern."


Though I must say I feel myself gravitating back to Newt every day I see the bullshit hurled his way.

Today it's the Democratic gift that keeps on giving: the disgraceful, worst-Presidential-mistake-of-all-time Jimmy Carter, accusing Newt of racism:

"President Carter told Morgan 'I think (Gingrich) has that subtlety of racism that I know quite well, that Gingrich knows quite well, that appeals to some people in Georgia.' "

The solipsism on the left is so intense, I am sometimes surprised they don't spontaneously implode into singularities all around us.  Knock, knock, Jimmy. The economy is a shambles. Dependency on handouts is skyrocketing and food stamp distribution is at an all-time high. WTFU, you anti-Semitic, left-wing pea-brain.

Scott Walker

I have settled on my new top right link...Scott Walker. A click takes you to his donation page. Defeat the self-righteous, anti-democratic, selfish, pampered PSU villains abusing the WI recall process to subvert representative government and fiscal survival.

Obama/Hillary State Department Caves To Econut Base, Puts The Kibosh On Keystone

Four more years of this economy-crushing idiocy and we won't have a country. Lord help us.

"The State Department will announce the decision on Keystone XL pipeline is 'no,' as early as Wednesday, an industry source told Fox News, suggesting that the department will say 60 days is inadequate time to do the required environmental impact assessment on the path of the coveted pipeline...

"...For three years, the State Department has been reviewing the initial proposal to run a pipeline from Canada down to Texas through a sensitive Nebraska aquifer -- authority it has because of the transnational path the route takes. The pipeline had been through several other federal, state and local approvals, but the department backed away from signing off on the plan last year after environmentalists complained."

Messiah Faces Up to Iran Threat: Pretty Please, Can We Talk?


"The White House had no immediate comment Wednesday on a claim from an Iranian lawmaker that President Obama called for direct talks with Iran in a secret letter to the Islamic Republic's supreme leader that also warned Tehran against closing the strategic Strait of Hormuz."

That last "warned Tehran" bit is Associated Press cover for His Oneness, putting as tough a gloss as possible on Obama's contemptible obsequiousness. What's to talk about, Barry?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Gingrich Wows 'Em

Figures this would come a day after I kick him off my blog. Well, this is the sort of thing that made me support him in the first place (via an uncharacteristically gracious-to-Newt Allah):

Can't pop his picture back up, though, until he dissociates himself from 'King Of Bain.'

Sunday, January 15, 2012

UN War Against Israel Proceeds Apace

UN SG visits the woebegone UNIFIL; figures an inspection of a mission that has failed miserably because of the activity of Israel's enemies is a good opportunity to bash Israel:

"UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday slammed Israeli settlements as illegal and called for an end to the 'occupation,' AFP reported.

"Speaking at a conference on democracy in the Arab world in Beirut, Ban said that 'the Israeli occupation of Arab and Palestinian territories' and 'violence against civilians' must end."

That's just fine.  I think it's a good opportunity to cut our contribution to the UN, say, in half. Let the kings-of-sovereign-debt French pay for it.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Yeah, I Dropped The Link To Newt

I still may pull the lever for him. But I hold him responsible for "King Of Bain." And "King Of Bain" is left-wing shit.  Sure, Romney did, and does, Newt dirty and gets away with it. Sure, Romney has failed to, and needs to, rebut the Bain attacks. But that's no excuse. Newt (and his minions) could have hit back hard with conservative punches (notably on RomneyCare). And any mention of Bain should have been framed as an electability issue (as opposed to the electability effect being a mere afterthought, deployed tactically to deflect criticism).

I don't like Romney. His political style is simultaneously dirty and passive. But now Newt is down in the gutter with him. If I hold my nose and vote for Gingrich, it will be just that: a vote and nothing more.

Ron Paul Occupies The Foreign Policy Vacuum

Because the 'Stache never ran, and the MSM is uninterested, and the front runner is timid and thinly informed, Ron Paul is permitted to run up big votes by staking out - essentially unchallenged - his sincere, flashy, bold, and entirely insane foreign policy positions.


"Ron Paul says he would pull U.S. troops out of Afghanistan 'as quickly as the ships could get there.' Afghanistan is a land-locked country, but hey, that's just the kind of boring foreign trivia we won't need to bother with once we're safely holed up in Fortress America. To those who dissent from this easy and affordable solution to America's woes, the Paul campaign likes to point out that it receives more money from America's men in uniform than anybody else. According to the Federal Election Commission, in the second quarter of 2011, Ron Paul got more donations from service personnel than all other Republican candidates combined, plus President Obama. Not unreasonably, serving soldiers are weary of unwon wars – of going to war with everything except war aims and strategic clarity. I would hazard that the recent video of U.S. Marines urinating on Taliban corpses is a coarser comment on the same psychosis, and the folly of fighting a determined and murderous enemy by distributing to your officers bulk orders of that charlatan's best-seller 'Three Cups of Tea.' There is a logical progression from three cups of sweet tea to those acts of micturition that the Pentagon would do well to ponder."

The Hammer also has something to say about the looming Paul Catastrophe:

"He is Jesse Jackson of the 1980s, who represented a solid, African American, liberal-activist constituency to which, he insisted, attention had to be paid by the Democratic Party. Or Pat Buchanan (briefly) in 1992, who demanded — and gained — on behalf of social conservatives a significant role at a convention that was supposed to be a simple coronation of the moderate George H.W. Bush.

"No one remembers Bush’s 1992 acceptance speech. Everyone remembers Buchanan’s fiery and disastrous culture-war address."

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Stache' Endorses Romney; Rudy Scolds Newt

My two favorites. These clips weigh heavily on my brain (courtesy Verum Serum), especially with the loathsome class warfare attack being launched against Romney. Yes, it's a 'Super PAC,' but I don't know how Newt escapes responsibility for the tenor of this ad. Saying 'he did the same to me' doesn't cut it; I already knew Romney was a crum. Now I know you're one too, Newt? The defense of the anti-Bain attack (even putting aside the propaganda of the actual PAC video) that depends upon dubious, anecdotal, trees-for-forest 'narratives' about lost jobs is strained at best (Goldman).

On the other hand, the idea, endorsed by Fred Barnes, that the "seeds" of a November disaster are being planted now by Perry and Gingrich is ludicrous. If you don't realize that Obama and Co. have a storehouse full of Bain-centric attacks ready to go you must be new to this game. This is Romney's opportunity to rebut the attacks before the Dems regurgitate them. He may yet owe Newt a debt of gratitude.



Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Voter Fraud Is A Wide Open Door For Dems

O'Keefe unmasks it in NH (

Hardly surprising that Holder's working to undo voter ID, is it? I'm sure the Dems are gearing up for November.  What a frickin' disgrace.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

For Dems Excited About The December Jobs Numbers

The mother of all economic graphs (Pethokoukis channeling Calculated Risk):

We've been in recovery over 2 years, folks. Your precious Obama is guilty of the worst post-recession management of - at least - the last 60 years.

He is an economic imbecile. Own it.

So Soon?

The race card already?

Via Nice Deb:


"...Speaker Boehner did not 'reject' Obama’s request to address Congress, but instead suggested that the president delay the speech for one day, to avoid it being held on the same night as a Republican presidential debate. (And that’s what happened.) Rosenthal’s suggestion that Boehner’s move was somehow racist is too pathetic to even merit a response."

Life News:

"When Rick Santorum dared to allude to the dehumanization of black Americans in our country’s flawed history, liberals went into full attack mode. What is it about the documented past that causes such a visceral adverse reaction from liberals? Santorum, in a January 2011 CNS interview about President Obama’s denial of personhood to the unborn, found it remarkable for a 'black man to say no, we’re going to decide who are people and who are not people.' "

Via Ace (re: LA Moron Times vs Gateway Pundit fracas):

"The left is simply now saying 'racist' equals 'mean.'

"Yes, it is mean. Mean is not racist. Idiots."

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Obama The Criminal

Yoo crushes Tribe:

"Tribe, I’m afraid, has it wrong, though I am glad to see he is arguing on the basis of the Constitution’s text, structure, and history and not on the need to strike a blow for consumer rights with a person from Ohio (which so far has been the White House’s explanation). First, on the history: All of the precedents cited by Tribe occurred when the Senate was adjourned. The question was when does an adjournment of the Senate become long enough to qualify as a 'recess' under Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution. As far as I know, and Tribe cannot claim to the contrary, no president has ever made a recess appointment when the Senate was formally in session. This is not a question of when does an adjournment become a recess — here, there has been no adjournment."

The WSJ weighs in:

"Remember those terrible days of the Imperial Presidency, when George W. Bush made several 'recess appointments' to overcome Senate opposition? Well, Czar George II never did attempt what President Obama did yesterday in making recess appointments when Congress isn't even on recess.

"Eager to pick a fight with Congress as part of his re-election campaign, Mr. Obama did the Constitutional equivalent of sticking a thumb in its eye and hitting below the belt. He installed Richard Cordray as the first chief of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and named three new members to the National Labor Relations Board. He did so even though the Senate was in pro forma session after the new Congress convened this week.

"A President has the power to make a recess appointment, and we've supported Mr. Obama's right to do so. The Constitutional catch is that Congress must be in recess."

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Impeachment Time?

Crime, sure. But is it high yet?

When the number one executive in the land deliberately, explicitly defies the Constitution, you can certainly make the case.


"Meanwhile, Iain Murray at National Review reminds us that the names of the three NLRB appointees were only sent to the Senate three weeks ago. They haven’t been filibustered, so there’s no obstruction — yet. So eager is President Working Class Hero to start off an election year by defying Congress that he picked this fight before he had to.

"Via CNS, here’s Carney warning the press corps yesterday that Obama was prepared to engage in unilateral executive action 'small, medium, and large' to push his agenda. Let’s put this power grab in the 'medium' category; 'large' is reserved for wars like Libya that he’s undertaken without so much as a resolution of good luck from Congress. The more I think about this, the more it smells like O’s version of FDR’s court-packing plan, except (a) this is more constitutionally dubious and (b) this is transparently a cheap election-year pander. Exit question: What will the next Republican president use this exciting new precedent for, pray tell?"

"Update: Via Free Republic, enjoy this 2008 AP story describing how Democrats successfully used pro forma Senate sessions to block evil monarchical lawless cowboy president George W. Bush from making recess appointments of his own."

Oh, yeah, and before I forget...Thanks, Obamazoids!

Addendum:  McCarthy isn't sure it's frankly unconstitutional, but he is certain that it's plenty wrong:

"The hypocrisy here is blatant, even by congressional standards. In 2007, Reid kept the senate in pro forma session in order to block President Bush from making recess appointments — particularly, the eminently qualified Steve Bradbury’s appointment to head DOJ’s Office of Legal Counsel. 'I had to keep the Senate in pro forma session to block the Bradbury appointment,' Reid recounted in 2008. 'That necessarily meant no recess appointments could be made.' "

Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Scandals

Malkin delineates the sordid Obama '11 scandal story:

"With 2011 drawing to a close, it is time to account. As an early-and-often chronicler of Chicago-on-the-Potomac, I am amazed at the stubborn and clingy persistence of President Barack Obama’s snowblowers in the media. See no scandal, hear no scandal, speak no scandal.

"Dartmouth College professor Brendan Nyhan asserted in May — while Operation Fast and Furious subpoenas were flying on Capitol Hill — that 'one of the least remarked upon aspects of the Obama presidency has been the lack of scandals.' Conveniently, he defines scandal as a 'widespread elite perception of wrongdoing.' "

On top of the stupidity/incompetence, the radical, rigid, socialist ideology, the unadulterated partisanship, and the tyrannical, executive edict spewing contempt for the democratic process, this is the crookedest administration since Nixon's.

All easily predictable in 2008 by any with eyes to see.

Thanks, Obamazoids!!