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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Obama: Absolutely not legitimate for future presidents to follow my lead on executive action.

This interview says as much about George Stephanopoulos as it does Barack Obama. To let stand in effect, Obama's position that only he has this power; not future presidents is journalistic malpractice.
“How do you respond to the argument, a future president comes in, wants lower taxes. Doesn't’t happen. Congress won’t do it — he says I’m not going to prosecute those who don’t pay capital gains tax.”
Obama seems to think that since most people comply with the tax code the prosecutorial discretion argument does not apply so no executive action would be justified. Following this logic if most Americans would quit paying taxes then a president would have the executive authority to nullify the capital gains tax under the aegis of prosecutorial discretion.
Saturday Night Live did not share Stephanopoulos' trepidation. The video below is remarkable in that there no partisan counter balance. It flatly asserts in a satirical tone that Obama has usurped congressional power.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Emails confirm White House attack on Sharyl Attkisson

How sweet it is! Emails obtained by Judicial Watch confirm exactly what CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson told Laura Ingraham in the video below. That video was posted on this blog on October 4, 2011. Listen as Attkisson tells Ingraham that a woman ( Tracy Schmaler ) at DOJ screamed at her as did a man at the White House ( Eric Schultz ).

The email obtained by Judicial Watch reads;
  • On October 4, 2011, Holder’s top press aide Tracy Schmaler tells White House Deputy Press Sectary Eric Schultz, “I’m also calling Sharryl’s [sic] editor and reaching out to Scheiffer. She’s out of control” Schultz responded, “Good.  Her piece was really bad for the AG.”
    Schultz also detailed to Schmaler that he was working with a journalist (Susan Davis, formerly of the National Journal) to target Rep. Darryl Issa (R-CA), the House Republican leading the charge on Fast and Furious:
    “And I sent NJ’s Susan Davis your way. She’s writing on Issa/FandF and I said you could load her up on the leaks, etc.”
    (Davis authored a critical profile of Issa a few weeks later.)
Susan Davis has moved on to USA Today and the National Journal has very recently removed her post. Aside from the outrage that should follow from the revelation that DOJ conspired with the White House to deep six an objective reporter this email doesn't make Bob Schieffer look good either.

Nancy Pelosi has highest unfavorable rating in congress

Let's face it. John Boehner and Mitch McConnell are very unpopular unless you grade on the curve. Compared to Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi they are rock stars. This is according to a recent Rasmussen poll.

Favorable Unfavorable
Joe Biden 40% 48%
Harry Reid 22% 55%
Nancy Pelosi 31% 58%
John Boehner 31% 54%
Mitch McConnell 32% 47%

Hey, Obama. It may be Friday but Sunday's comin'

  If I were more cynical, I might actually enjoy Leftists beclowning themselves daily. 
  Unfortunately, I'm not. I'm just an old fashioned patriot who wants to leave a strong and healthy country to my grandkids.
  One would hope at some point the American people would wake up. That may indeed be happening but it sure is painful getting there.
  Take, for example, the fact that Leftists have discovered another tax they like: taxing rainwater.
  As if that idea weren't ludicrous enough, Maryland has decreed that churches can avoid paying that tax by preaching a government approved message of "environmentalism."
  This government action is yet another inducement for churches to abandon their biblical missions to take up the propaganda of the Leftists in charge, as in the Houston mayoral attempt to subpoena and then govern the topics of the sermons of the city's pastors.
  These attempts at controlling thought and behavior are almost always described with Newspeakian terms, such as the POTUS's designation of illegal immigrants as "Dreamers." 
  What kind American can reject a child termed a "dreamer" especially if that someone is cute, little and defenseless, like the toddler the immigration shill hauls out every time he tries to make a point about flooding this country with more illegals and how mean you are if you don't agree with him?
 Or the illegal who is hard working and sincere, as Obama exemplified in the person of Astrid Silva in his speech last night?
  And what about a racist charlatan tax dodger like Al Sharpton becoming a primary presidential advisor?
  You have to wonder how boobs like Josh Earnest and his boss can go out there and lie, day after day, smirking at the stupid rubes who pay their exorbitant salaries?
  There's Luis Guttierez who smooth talked an English speaking audience about Obama's immigration move, then later spoke in Spanish demanding reparations from American taxpayers for the long wait they've had to endure to be made legal. It's not over, Guttierez said, and Obama better get ready to do even more than what he's promised publicly. This is payback for having to wait for what is rightfully theirs.
  And, of course, there's more to come, as clearly immigrants both legal and illegal, will flood the market with cheap labor and enable those immigrants to receive the earned income tax credit back from taxes they never paid.
  Never mind that the feds have monkeyed with the job stats to make it appear that more people are working or that their pay is far lower than a prosperous economy would allow while illegal immigrants use their "golden tickets" to take even the low paying jobs.
  Never mind that Mexico has decided to tax Americans entering Mexico to work while we take more of their citizens to take our jobs.
  Never mind that Mexico's immigration policy--along with many other countries' policies--is so restrictive that you can go to prison for two years if you're caught as an illegal in Mexico.
  And so on we go. 
  Pouring billions into other countries, releasing all Gitmo detainees to go back into the field to kill, encouraging race riots in places like Ferguson ("stay the course" Obama told the Ferguson communist protesters) , trading enemy leaders for a single deserter, working to free the mentally ill who bring trouble on themselves like Matthew Todd Miller, printing money and pursuing absolutely worthless causes like Swedish massages for rabbits and accumulating enormous unsustainable debt liabilities.
  This is depressing.
  The truth is for the American people to wake up--yes, even the illegals who are here--the situation will have to get pretty bad and threaten the self interests of those involved.
  Like our poor.
  How will flooding the market with cheap labor affect them?
  We'll have to see.
  It's clear that Obama is drunk with power. Has anyone ever said no to Obama?
  And he clearly believes in payback.

  It may be Friday but Sunday's comin', Mr. Obama and your Leftist cohorts who don't believe in much of anything when it comes to the Constitution or what the American people want.
  Sunday's comin.'
  You saw a little of it last election. 
  There will be more; Republican gains have been enormous in past days. Enormous, at local, state and federal levels. 
  And when even Union presidents have turned on Democrats, do they honestly think the Democrat party is thriving?
  I've said it before. The Republican bench is deep and thriving; the Democrats' bench is not. Only the aging shrill Hillary Clinton sits on that bench, waiting in the wings to pick up where Obama leaves off.

  Yet conservatives have more diversity, more courage and more political canniness than what we are seeing from the Democrats' bench who boo God and are trying desperately to replace God with their empty headed nonsense.
  Even the Leftist voters in Oregon got the message that illegals shouldn't get even a driver's license. If a Democrat state can transform suddenly to a Republican one, anything's possible.
  Take heart, my friends. Stay calm and strategize. Keep the pressure on the Republicans. Let's not waste our energy on anger. That is exactly what Leftists want.
  The world--and reality--are closing in on Leftists and Obama. His pathological need to be on top, to control the lives of others is leading him down dark paths.
  We won't be going with him.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Fox was a far better watchdog on the Obama

Media critic David Zurawik of the Baltimore Sun writes that Fox News is number one and the reason is simple. Courage.
I think one of the reasons for this latest evolution of ratings dominance might be that Fox was a far better watchdog on the Obama White House than any other TV news organization. It took the heat and the blowback from an administration that showed an enmity for the press not seen on Pennsylvania Avenue since the dark days of Richard Nixon, but it stayed the course. And now with viewers seeing the contempt this administration had for them and the truth, they respect what Fox did the last six years.

In the early days of 2009 the Obama administration declared war on Fox News. In October of 2009 it announced that the network would no longer be able to conduct interviews with officials as a member of the press pool. The pool which is a five-member group consisting of ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox News and NBC organized by the White House Correspondents Association informed the White House that its membership is not subject to oversight by the government.
In 2010 Obama Justice Department tapped the phone of Fox News correspondent James Rosen and also the phone of his parents. To obtain the warrant for the wiretaps the DOJ had to swear before a federal judge that Rosen had conspired in espionage. This was done with the full knowledge and consent of Attorney General Holder and is something not seen since the days of Richard Nixon and Daniel Ellsberg.
A generation from now the Obama White House will rightfully be viewed with shame and contempt but returning to the gist of Mr. Zurawik's post, Fox News kicked ass in the election night ratings. Fox's audience share about equaled the shares of ABC, CNN, and MSMBC combined. For the week Fox was not just the number one news channel it was the number cable channel beating out Nickelodeon and ESPN.

Overall 25 to 54 Key Demo
Fox News 6.6 million 1.8 million
CBS 5.4 million 1.5 million
NBC 4.2 million 1.5 million
ABC 3.1 million 1.1 million
CNN 1.9 million 912,000
MSNBC 1.6 million 566,000

For an encore Fox followed up with “The Man Who Killed Us ama Bin Laden.”  It drew 3 million viewers the first night and 3.37 million the second night, making it the most successful documentary in Fox News history.
For my money Fox could do even better. As a part of the Fox media empire it has local reporters spread though out the county as do the big three networks. It could do spectacular reporting of local stories, Matt Drudge style, that interest many but never make national news. It could hire Sharyl Attkisson to head up an investigative division that would track government corruption at all levels along with private sector shady business deals. On the other hand it's not doing too bad without my advice.

"Drunk Girl" apologizes for deception

And she is a lady! Actress Jennifer Box apologized for her role in "Drunk Girl". She says the role was pitched as a light hearted stunt not a social experiment. Further more; “And for the record, every male seen in this video were nothing but perfect gentlemen [sic].”

Have you been GRUBERED?

  Fox's hilarity has reached new levels with their soft plushy toy Jonathan Gruber, tossing him in the air, throwing him as a chew at the dog, running him through the washing machine...
  If you've missed updates on Gruber, you might be interested to know he's become a verb. And a noun. And an adjective.
  Eg. "Let's gruber him."
  Eg. "Good heavens! We don't want another gruber in the news!"
  Eg. " Don't go all gruber on me!"
  Summing it all up, WATCH this!

Landrieu trails Cassidy by 21%

Tuesday was a bad day for Mary Landrieu. Her chief excuse as to why Louisiana voters should not send her packing has been that by virtue of her chairmanship of the Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee she could better bring jobs and economic growth to the Pelican State. To demonstrate that she was indeed a person of consequence she managed to convince Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to allow her to bring her Keystone pipeline bill to the floor.
Her opponent, Congressman Bill Cassidy, introduced the same legislation in the House were it passed by a vote of 252 to 161. Tuesday Landrieu's measure came up 1 vote short in the Senate.
Tuesday the Gravis Poll released the results of its November 17 poll showing the corpulent senator trailing Cassidy by 21 points, 38 to 59 percent. Have a good day, Senator.