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Castro-praising, Che-loving black Congresswoman: Those who oppose ObamaCare do so only because da prez look like me!

Yo, yo, yo, dawg.  Here‘s the transcript from race-baiting Dianne Watson (D-CA):

WATSON: You might have heard their philosophical leader. I think his name is Rush Limbaugh. And he said early on, “I hope that he fails.”

Do you know what that means? If the president, your commander-in-chief, fails, America fails.

Now, when a senator says that this will be his Waterloo, and we all know what happened at Waterloo, then we have him and he fails. Do we want a failed state called the United States?

And remember: They are spreading fear and they are trying to see that the first president that looks likes me fails.

Now just understand what’s at the bottom line.

And you know we just got, 48 hours ago, we just go back, we were in Beijing, China, Hong Kong, China, we were in Taiwan, we were in Guam, we were all over the Far East.

I just want you to know: People look at the United States as a country that has changed its way and has elected someone from Kenya and Kansas, I’ll put it like that.

And they’re saying, “We thought you would never do that.”

So we don’t want to have this young man, and he just turned 48 — we want him to succeed, because when he succeeds, we regain our status. We regain our status.

It was just mentioned to me by our esteemed speaker, “Did anyone say anything about the Cuban health system?”

And lemme tell ya, before you say “Oh, it’s a commu–”, you need to go down there and see what Fidel Castro put in place. And I want you to know, now, you can think whatever you want to about Fidel Castro, but he was one of the brightest leaders I have ever met. [APPLAUSE]

And you know, the Cuban revolution that kicked out the wealthy, Che Guevara did that, and then, after they took over, they went out among the population to find someone who could lead this new nation, and they found…well, just leave it there (laughs), an attorney by the name of Fidel Castro…

She endorsed Hillary in the primary last year, so one might think that she would remember the opposition to Her Highness’ socialized medicine plan in 1993.  Quips Ace:

Yes, indeed! It’s all about race. How I remember we screamed and screeched when that black-as-the-ace-of-spades Bill Clinton sent his kinky-haired wife Hillary to Capitol Hill to sell the plan that Kool-cigarettes-enthusiast Howard Ickes had come up with.

We just opposed that plan because all those swarthy African-Americans (we all come from Africa, you know) had come up with it — Bill “B. Diddy” Clinton, Hillary “LadyHuimpz” Clinton, and Howard “Kid Grind” Ickes. That whole posse of electric boogaloo DC MCs and all of their DJs, dancers, and special guest robot-voice vocalists.

Exit question, albeit mostly rhetorical: Is there anything we’re allowed to disagree with coming from B.O. that won’t brand us as racists?

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August 31, 2009 Posted by | bigotry, Castro, Cuba, health care, moonbats, Obama, shameful, socialism | 5 Comments

Democrats using children as human shields at Kennedy pep rally funeral

Remember when I said that leftists don’t know how grieve properly and will jump at the chance to turn any funeral into a moonbat pep rally, a la the Wellstone memorial in 2002?  Well, I didn’t go out on a limb with that prediction, did I?  Details and video here.

“Pass socialized medicine.  It’s for the children.”  And we all know what a champ for kids TK was…at least, the children that were able to make it out of the mother’s womb, that is.

August 31, 2009 Posted by | Kennedrunk, shameful, socialism | Leave a comment

Ted Kennedy loved a good Chappaquiddick joke

Is there a such thing as a good Chappaquiddick joke?  Apparently Teddy K thought so.  I guess you had to be there.  Oh wait…he was there.

Possibly the only thing sicker than that is the opinion of a moonbat blog (HuffPo) post that MJK wouldn’t have minded being a martyr for the cause of St. Teddy’s Senate career.  Snippet:

We don’t know how much Kennedy was affected by her death, or what she’d have thought about arguably being a catalyst for the most successful Senate career in history. What we don’t know, as always, could fill a Metrodome.

Still, ignorance doesn’t preclude a right to wonder. So it doesn’t automatically make someone (aka, me) a Limbaugh-loving, aerial-wolf-hunting NRA troll for asking what Mary Jo Kopechne would have had to say about Ted’s death, and what she’d have thought of the life and career that are being (rightfully) heralded.

Who knows — maybe she’d feel it was worth it.

Un.  Friggin’.  Believable.

Notes Drew:

It never ceases to amaze me that liberals, especially liberal women, who look to Democrats to vindicate their feminist ideas are willing to put up with sexual abuse, offer themselves up sexually or even think women might be happy to die for them.

This is their idea of what political heroes should be? Sick stuff.

Feel free to join me in not eulogizing Teddy K.

August 28, 2009 Posted by | Kennedrunk, moonbats, shameful | 5 Comments

Network that ran ObamaCare infomercial will not run paid ad critical of ObamaCare

From Fox News:

The refusal by ABC and NBC to run a national ad critical of President Obama’s health care reform plan is raising questions from the group behind the spot — particularly in light of ABC’s health care special aired in prime time last June and hosted at the White House.

The 33-second ad by the League of American Voters, which features a neurosurgeon who warns that a government-run health care system will lead to the rationing of procedures and medicine, began airing two weeks ago on local affiliates of ABC, NBC, FOX and CBS. On a national level, however, ABC and NBC have refused to run the spot in its present form.

“It’s a powerful ad,” said Bob Adams, executive director of the League of American Voters, a national nonprofit group with 15,000 members who advocate individual liberty and government accountability. “It tells the truth and it really highlights one of the biggest vulnerabilities and problems with this proposed legislation, which is it rations health care and disproportionately will decimate the quality of health care for seniors.”

The excuse?

“The ABC Television Network has a long-standing policy that we do not sell time for advertising that presents a partisan position on a controversial public issue,” spokeswoman Susan Sewell said in a written statement. “Just to be clear, this is a policy for the entire network, not just ABC News.”

Oh, really?  Well, Dick Morris recalls the same thing I do:

“It’s the ultimate act of chutzpah because ABC is the network that turned itself over completely to Obama for a daylong propaganda fest about health care reform,” he said. “For them to be pious and say they will not accept advertising on health care shuts their viewers out from any possible understanding of both sides of this issue.”

Nope…no liberal media bias!

August 28, 2009 Posted by | health care, media bias | 1 Comment

Around the news dial, “Kennedy dead” edition

Let’s take a peek at the events that have transpired since Ted Kennedy died yesterday, shall we?

Remember the similarly flattering MSM memories last year when Jesse Helm died?  Me neither.  Nope…no liberal media bias!

Chris Matthews got another thrill down his leg by declaring that (a) health care protestors at the town hall are basically Lee Harvey Oswalds; and (b) Obama is now the last remaining Kennedy brother.  Oswald was a commie…just sayin’.  But if B.O. is the last Kennedy brother, hopefully Michelle won’t be letting Barry drive a convertible over a bridge anytime soon, especially this week at Marxist’s Vineyard.

Peloco and her minions are now saying we should totally wreck the economy via ObamaCare for ol’ Teddy’s sake.

Recently Rush predicted that when Kennedy died, there would be an effort to rename the health care proposal after ol’ TK.  The moonbatosphere went nuts on Rush.  Yesterday, Robert Byrd (D-KKK) took off his white sheet robe long enough to declare that the health care proposal should be named after ol’ TK.

The MSM is running stories trying to gin up support for ObamaCare by linking it to Ted Kennedy, hoping that a wave of sympathy will turn into support.  CBS’ Douglas Brinkley even called him a “martyr” for ObamaCare.  Nope…no liberal media bias!

A talk radio station in The People’s Republic of Taxachussets yesterday suspended their usual conservative talk show lineup in order to replace it with liberal-only shows to wax eloquent about TK.  As luck would have it, unflattering calls were not allowed on the air.

Remember the leftist pep rally that was the Paul Wellstone funeral in 2002?  The Dems suffered for it.  Anyone wanna be that they don’t learn too well?

Friggin’ wonderful.  TK is going to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.  How honored the dead heroes there must be!  Quips Ace: “Sure, why not. He gave his liver for his country.”

August 27, 2009 Posted by | Kennedrunk, media bias, moonbats, Obama, shameful | 1 Comment

Ted Kennedy dead

Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment.

Look, I do not rejoice in his passing, nor do I take any kind of pleasure in his death.  His family and friends are grieving, and I would be a poor excuse of a Christian if I were pleased by this.  I am not.  I’m not like the moonbats, who got giddy when Reagan and Tony Snow (among others) died.  My heart is not black like theirs.

I will not, though, join in this chorus of waxing eloquent about the man’s life.  He got away with killing a woman, if for no other reason than he was a Kennedy.  My disdain for that miscarriage of justice has nothing to do with his politics (with which I obviously disagreed, 100% of the time).  I’m not going to sing the praises of a man who allowed a woman to die a slow, watery death while he pondered the impact on his political career.

My heart goes out to his friends and family.

August 26, 2009 Posted by | Kennedrunk | 3 Comments

Administration frees terrorist who attacked Americans, will prosecute OUR interrogators instead

Eric Holder, a man of priorities.

First, he fought to secure the pardon of FALN terrorists in 2000.  Then, after the administration decides to free a Gitmo terrorist who attacked our soldiers in Afghanistan, Holder thought it would be a fine idea to prosecute not the terrorist, but the CIA interrogators who might have spoken harshly with a 9/11 mastermind in order to obtain life-saving intel.

Remember when Uhhhh-bama said he didn’t want to look backward?  As with all of his other statements, that one had an expiration date.  It’s like dude’s a serial liar or something.

You know, if I didn’t know any better, I’d swear that B.O. and his cronies don’t really have American interests at heart.

August 25, 2009 Posted by | Holder, Obama, religion of peace, shameful | 3 Comments

Reid in electoral jeopardy in NV?

Polls are mere snapshots in time, and as such, should be taken with a grain of salt…especially 14+ months in advance of an election.  But man oh man, how awesomely McAwesome would this be?

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is trailing a top Republican challenger by 11 points ahead of next year’s election, according to a new poll.

The Mason-Dixon Polling and Research survey, reported Sunday in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, showed GOP candidate Danny Tarkanian leading Reid by 49 percent to 38 percent in Nevada.

Tarkanian is a former basketball player for the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and recently announced his candidacy.

The new poll also showed Sue Lowden, chairwoman of the Nevada Republican Party and a possible candidate, leading Reid by 45 percent to 40 percent.

In other words, Reid’s losing to pretty much anyone he faces!  Ed’s got some great analysis of this, a snippet of which is here:

Under any other circumstances, that’s what Reid would do, but he can’t afford to retire now.  He would be the second Democratic Senate Majority Leader in a row to get thrown out of office by his own constituents (Tom Daschle got a compulsory retirement from South Dakotans), and he can’t allow that to happen by default with a retirement.  The embarrassment would permanently damage the Democratic agenda in the Senate and take what little luster remains of the Obama administration. The Democrats have to fight for Reid, which makes the stakes even higher for them — and the embarrassment even worse if he loses.

Will Reid try to save himself by retreating on ObamaCare and cap-and-trade?  Normally I’d guess yes, but I’m not sure that Reid will get the luxury of listening to his constituents.  If he wants a big Democratic Party rescue, he’ll need the national interests pushing for both big agenda items, especially the unions and the hard-Left organizers.  Without them, he’s sunk, big warchest or not.  Also, he’s probably boxed into the Obama agenda thanks to his actions this year and the yoke he shares with Nancy Pelosi and Obama.  It’s probably too late to salvage independents in Nevada already.

If the NV GOP has any competency at all, running the commercial over and over again where Filthy Harry says the war in Iraq was lost (as well as hit parade of other Reidisms) ought to do the trick.  How cool would it be to dispatch two consecutive Senate Democrat Leaders?

hreid

“You kids get off of my lawn!”

August 24, 2009 Posted by | polls, Reid | 5 Comments

Slacker president on another vacation

Geez, every time you turn around, Bush is taking another friggin’ vacation!  Europe, Yellowstone, Martha’s Vineyard…

Wait, did I say Bush?  My bad.  Details:

President Barack Obama and his family began a weeklong vacation on this Massachusetts island with a message to the reporters who have crowded the New England villages: Chill out and don’t expect much.
Pleading for privacy, the White House said Obama would have no public events while vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard with his family and close friends.

Aides also asked that the journalists also not take pictures of the Obamas’ two young daughters, age 8 and 11, when they aren’t with the president.

I get confused by this guy all the time.  I mean, he puts his kids on the cover of magazines and trots them into photo-ops (during and since the campaign), then tells us that his kids are off limits.  Then on.  Then off.  I wish he’d make up his mind.

Also, I seem to remember the press getting their patchouli-crusted boxers in a bunch whenever Dubya would take a vacation.  These days?  Not so much.

Nope…no liberal media bias!

August 24, 2009 Posted by | hypocrisy, media bias, Obama | 2 Comments

NY guv: My personal and political failings are totally my fault…just kidding! It’s because I’m black that people notice them!

NY Dem governor Paterson isn’t liked very well by New Yorkers, for a ton of reasons that can be summed up as merely “professional and personal failures”!  Naturally, this can mean only one thing: it’s because he’s black.  Yes sir, the leftist MSM is piling on him because he’s black, and he warns that B.O. is getting skewered by the media (say what?) for the same reason.

For his part, B.O. is telling Paterson to shut his cakehole about it.  I don’t think that Oprompter wants another “reflexively trashing Whitey” moment like he did with the Cambridge Police incident, since he didn’t fare too well in that mess.

August 24, 2009 Posted by | bigotry, New York, Obama | 1 Comment

Obama: ObamaCare will NOT pay for abortions; FactCheck: Yes, it will

Whom should I believe?  A compulsive liar who has a proven track record of corruption and thuggery, or an organization that prides itself on accuracy with data and investigative facts to back up their claims?

I’m leaning towards the latter.

August 24, 2009 Posted by | abortion, health care, Obama | 3 Comments

Obama: Funding Brazilian energy exploration needs subdizing; American energy exploration? Not so much.

Ed has the scoop here.  Long story short:

Obama campaigned in OH last year with promises to subsidize (via a loan guarantee) production of a nuclear power plant.  As with his other promises, this one had an expiration date.  No funding.

Instead, B.O. has decided to raid the treasury of $2 billion to subsidize Brazilian oil exploration by a Brazilian energy company that, as sheer luck would have it, billionaire moonbat and F.O.B. (Friend of Barack) George Soros has invested in.

I guess it would be intemperate, if not outright racist, to ask why a president who thinks oil usage contributes to the junk science fad called global “warming” would actually encourage oil exploration.  It would probably be similarly intemperate/racist to ask why he’s reneged on a campaign promise to OH and to an American zero-emission energy company in order to instead fund a project that could benefit his political billionaire buddy.

Hey, OH, I have a question for you, since you decided to vote for B.O. last year: How does his backside taste now?

August 21, 2009 Posted by | corruption, global warming, Obama, oil, Soros | 4 Comments

Quote of the day, “Obama and brothers” edition

From the Obamessiah:

“These are all fabrications that have been put out there in order to discourage people from meeting what I consider to be a core ethical and moral obligation: that is, that we look out for one another; that is, I am my brother’s keeper, I am my sister’s keeper. And in the wealthiest nation in the world right now we are neglecting to live up to that call.”

Really?  You mean like you take care of this brother, i.e. your actual brother?

obama-brother-george

I’ll bet he begs to differ.

Another whopper from Oprompter:

A reader points out that President Obama’s call with the rabbis today — as recorded in Rabbi Jack Moline’s and other clerics‘ Twitter feeds — freights health care reform with a great deal of religious meaning, and veers into the blend of policy and faith that outraged liberals in the last administration.

We are God’s partners in matters of life and death,” Obama said, according to Moline (paging Sarah Palin…), quoting from the Rosh Hashanah prayer that says that in the holiday period, it is decided “who shall live and who shall die.”

Yeah, if you can just get past that whole “commitment to allow the unfettered slaughter of the unborn” thingy, he’s a virtual champion of life, no?

The baby who survived the abortion in the Chicago hospital only to die later from a lack of medical care (a vote that Obama cast against said baby) was unavailable for comment.

August 20, 2009 Posted by | abortion, health care, hypocrisy, Obama, quote of the day, shameful | 2 Comments

UPDATED: Obama’s adviser Axelrod on the dole for Big Pharma

UPDATES AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST.

Well, well, well.  What a massive coinkidink we have here!  From Bloomberg:

Two firms that received $343.3 million to handle advertising for Barack Obama’s White House run last year have profited from his top priority as president by taking on his push for health-care overhaul.

One is AKPD Message and Media, the Chicago-based firm headed by David Axelrod until he left last Dec. 31 to serve as a senior adviser to the president. Axelrod was Obama’s top campaign strategist and is now helping sell the health-care plan. The other firm is Washington-based GMMB Campaign Group, where partner Jim Margolis was also an Obama strategist.

This year, AKPD and GMMB received $12 million in advertising business from Healthy Economy Now, a coalition that includes the Washington-based Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America, known as PhRMA, that is seeking to build support for a health-care overhaul, said the coalition’s spokesman, Jeremy Van Ess.

Last year, the Obama campaign paid $2.77 million in consulting fees to AKPD and $340.53 million to GMMB to produce and place ads, Federal Election Commission records show. Firms such as GMMB typically receive a low-to-mid single-digit percentage of ad spending as their fee for an account of that size, said Glenn Totten, a Democratic political consultant.

Axelrod was president and sole shareholder of AKPD from 1985 until he sold his interest after Obama’s victory, government records show. The firm owes Axelrod $2 million, which it’s due to pay in installments beginning Dec. 31. Axelrod’s son, Michael, still works there. He didn’t return a phone call. The firm’s Web site continues to feature David Axelrod’s work on the Obama campaign.

That same firm also employs Axelrod’s son.  No word on whether or not his son wears Brooks Brothers attire to work.

I mean, wasn’t the administration and their sycophants on the left concocting conspiracy theories about how health care town hall protestors were shills for Big Pharma?  Then what does that make Axelrod?  Notes Darlene Click at Protein Wisdom:

If Axelrod has been negotiating any part of any deal involving any of these players which are funneling money to the firm that owes him money, or if he is advising the president on the deals with any of these groups, that’s a conflict of interest. Laundering the money through a “coalition” doesn’t remove the conflict much less the appearance of impropriety.

Let’s run this again … Man owns firm, man takes government job, man sells firm and firm owes man $2 million (if firm goes bust, man out $2 mil), firm lands multi-million dollar contracts from organizations doing business with the government on a top issue for the person man works for and man is out advocating for.

Doesn’t pass the smell test, no matter how many times it’s being run through the washing machine.

Culture of corruption, Chicago-style.

UPDATE (08/20/2009 – 10:44 A.M. EST): You have GOT to be kidding me!  Axelrod is speaking in Lincoln, NE, as part of the…I couldn’t make this up if I tried…Integrity in Public Service Lecture Series!  😆

August 20, 2009 Posted by | corruption, health care, Obama | 4 Comments

Greenpeace typifies liberalism, admits emotions (not facts) govern

Those of you who have been here for any period of time know that I have defined modern liberalism as an ideology that is based on feeling, and not on thinking.  Liberals have no use for facts, and the examples I have provided over the years have made that a point beyond debate (how do you like them apples, Al Gore? “The science is settled!” 😆 ).

Behold Greenpeace, having to defend being caught in a lie about all Arctic ice being totally melted in 20 years:

Although he admitted Greenpeace had released inaccurate but alarming information, Leipold defended the organization’s practice of “emotionalizing issues” in order to bring the public around to its way of thinking and alter public opinion.

“Yeah, we lied through our granola-riddled teeth.  But what else were we supposed to do when facts didn’t bolster our argument?”

Also, I have always maintained that global “warming” cultists have never been as concerned about the environment as they are about destroying capitalism.  Need more proof?  Well, alrighty then:

Leipold said later in the BBC interview that there is an urgent need for the suppression of economic growth in the United States and around the world. He said annual growth rates of 3 percent to 8 percent cannot continue without serious consequences for the climate.

“We will definitely have to move to a different concept of growth. … The lifestyle of the rich in the world is not a sustainable model,” Leipold said. “If you take the lifestyle, its cost on the environment, and you multiply it with the billions of people and an increasing world population, you come up with numbers which are truly scary.”

Libs: impervious to facts and reason.  That’s why they need to bring emotions into it, because science doesn’t back them up.

August 20, 2009 Posted by | environuts, global warming | 15 Comments

Car dealers not getting paid for “Cash for Clunkers” sales

Details:

Hundreds of auto dealers in the New York area have withdrawn from the government’s Cash for Clunkers program, citing delays in getting reimbursed by the government, a dealership group said Wednesday.

The Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, which represents dealerships in the New York metro area, said about half its 425 members have left the program because they cannot afford to offer more rebates. They’re also worried about getting repaid.

“(The government) needs to move the system forward and they need to start paying these dealers,” said Mark Schienberg, the group’s president. “This is a cash-dependent business.”

The program offers up to $4,500 to shoppers who trade in vehicles getting 18 mpg or less for a more fuel-efficient car or truck. Dealers pay the rebates out of pocket, then must wait to be reimbursed by the government. But administrative snags and heavy paperwork have created a backlog of unpaid claims.

Schienberg said the group’s dealers have been repaid for only about 2 percent of the clunkers deals they’ve made so far.

Many dealers have said they are worried they won’t get repaid at all, while others have waited so long to get reimbursed they don’t have the cash to fund any more rebates, Schienberg said. …

Hey, I’ve got an awesome idea!  How about we allow these guys to run our health care system?  They’ve done such a bang-up job with this small (by comparison) government program, haven’t they?

August 20, 2009 Posted by | big government, Obama | 2 Comments

The brilliance of Obama

I don’t usually post forwarded e-mails as blog topics, but I felt this one was worth it.  Thanks to tnJack for sending this my way:

If George W. Bush had given Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVD’s, when Gordon Brown had given him a thoughtful and historically significant gift, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had given the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his speeches, would you have thought this embarrassingly narcissistic and tacky?

If George W. Bush had bowed to the King of Saudi Arabia , would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had visited Austria and made reference to the non-existent “Austrian language,” would you have brushed it off as a minor slip?

If George W. Bush had filled his cabinet and circle of advisers with people who cannot seem to keep current on their income taxes, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had been so Spanish illiterate as to refer to Cinco de Cuatro in front of the Mexican ambassador when it was the fourth of May (Cuatro de Mayo), and continued to flub it when he tried again, would you have winced in embarrassment?

If George W. Bush had misspelled the word advice would you have hammered him for it for years like Dan Quayle and potatoe as proof of what a dunce he is?

If George W. Bush had burned 9,000 gallons of jet fuel to go plant a single tree on Earth Day, would you have concluded he’s a hypocrite?

If George W. Bush’s administration had okayed Air Force One flying low over millions of people followed by a jet fighter in downtown Manhattan causing widespread panic, would you have wondered whether they actually get what happened on 9-11?

If George W. Bush had been the first President to need a teleprompter installed to be able to get through a press conference, would you have laughed and said this is more proof of how inept he is on his own and is really controlled by smarter men behind the scenes?

If George W. Bush had failed to send relief aid to flood victims throughout the Midwest with more people killed or made homeless than in New Orleans , would you want it made into a major ongoing political issue with claims of racism and incompetence?

If George W. Bush had ordered the firing of the CEO of a major corporation, even though he had no constitutional authority to do so, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had proposed to double the national debt, which had taken more than two centuries to accumulate, in one year, would you have approved?

If George W.. Bush had then proposed to double the debt again within 10 years, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had reduced your retirement plans holdings of GM stock by 90% and given the unions a majority stake in GM, would you have approved?

If George W. Bush had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars to take Laura Bush to a play in NYC, would you have approved?

So, tell me again, what is it about Obama that makes him so brilliant and impressive? Can’t think of anything? Don’t worry. He’s done all this in 8 months – so you’ll have three years and seven months to come up with an answer.

August 20, 2009 Posted by | hypocrisy, Obama | 3 Comments

Obama: Of course I still want socialized medicine

I guess this answers my question as to whether the initial retreat was a trial balloon or a white flag.  Answer: trial balloon.  Details:

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs again denied Tuesday the administration sent a signal of retreat from the government-financed insurance component of health care reform, popularly known as the public option.

“If it was a signal, it was a dog whistle that we started blowing about three months ago, and it just got picked up,” Gibbs said at his morning, off-camera briefing with reporters. “It’s crazy.  It’s not a signal. It was what we’ve been saying for months on this. The goal is choice and competition.”

Gibbs was asked how the president’s reference to the public option at a Saturday town hall in Colorado as “not the entirety” of reform but “just one sliver, one aspect of it,” comported with his July 18 radio/web address declaration that reform “must include”  a public option, Gibbs said:

“The goal is choice and competition, the preference is the public plan. Choice and competition are what we want to see as it relates to the private health insurance market.”

Asked what accounted for the flurry of statements from House and Senate liberal Democrats on Monday defending the public option, Gibbs blamed reporters.

“They (lawmakers) read your all’s stories that were an overreaction to what Secretary Sebelius said,” Gibbs said. Asked if it was possible lawmakers reached their own conclusions, Gibbs said: “It’s entirely possible.”

Gibbs said President Obama has made no calls to reassure anyone on the public option, not “to lawmakers or liberals.”

Sebelius then decided to chastise the press (or, if you prefer, bite the hand that feeds her) for actually playing her comments:

Moments later, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius also blamed reporters for the public option consternation.

“If you were watching the news over the weekend you probably have seen reports about the Obama administration and the public option,” Sebelius said during remarks in Washington to the U.S. Administration on Aging’s Annual SMP (formerly known as Senior Medicare Control).

“All I can tell you is that Sunday must have been a slow news day because here’s the bottom line: absolutely nothing has changed; we continue to support the public option that will help lower cost, give American consumers more choice and keep private insurance honest.”

Oprompter had to stick with the government takeover in order to assuage liberals like Anthony Weiner (an appropriate surname if there ever was one) who admit to wanting to eliminate private insurance.

August 18, 2009 Posted by | health care, Obama, socialism | 2 Comments

Weekend roundup

I’ve obviously been out of the loop the last several days, but I’ve had a little time to get caught up today.  To recap:

Snitch Central has been closed down.  Who knew that America would resent Chicago-style Orwellian thuggery?

Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) with the quote of the day: “It appears that President Obama is making great progress on climate change, he is changing the political climate in the country back to Republican”  😆

Canuck doctors: Hey, you know what?  Our universal health care system sucks!

Alleged “Blue Dog” Eric Massa (D-NY) comes out of the closet as a proponent of single-payer socialized medicine, and he says he doesn’t care if he gets tossed out of office in his Republican-heavy district for it.  Takeaway quote: “I will vote adamantly against the interests of my district if I actually think what I am doing is going to be helpful.”  Translation: I am Pelosi’s lapdog before I am an advocate for my constituents.

Obama says now that a “public option” isn’t necessary for health care reform.  Question: trial balloon or white flag?  I’m leaning towards the former.  Anywho, Peloco says the “public option” is staying in the House bill, while Kent Conrad (D-ND) says it doesn’t matter if it’s in the House bill because the “wasted effort” will never be in the Senate bill.

When he’s not busy trashing our soldiers as Stalins or Pol Pots, Dick Durbin the Turban likes to spend his time refusing to meet with constituents (which he described as “not productive”) while instead meeting with health care lobbyists (which he described as very productive).

After stealing the MN Senate seat from the real winner Norm Coleman, MN moonbat Al Franken discovers that doggone it, people don’t like him.

August 17, 2009 Posted by | al franken, Canucks, corruption, health care, Pelosi, quote of the day, shameful, Tim Pawlenty | 2 Comments

Family loss

Blogging will likely be on hiatus until next week.  My grandmother has gone Home to be with the Lord, and I will probably be out of the loop for the next few days.  Prayers for my family are greatly appreciated.  God bless you all.

August 13, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | 11 Comments

Obama: Hey, my health care plan will be as awesome as the Postal Service!

In trying to counter the argument that ObamaCare will cripple private insurance, The One tries his hand at an analogy.  He says to just look at FedEx, UPS, and the Postal Service.  He says FedEx and UPS are doing just fine, and that “it’s the Postal Service that’s always having problems”!  See for yourself:

Dude…you just friggin’ proved our point!  Private enterprise, when left unmolested by Big Government, will innovate every time.  Whereas a government entity trying to do what businesses do (in this example, the Postal Service) will be bastions of inefficiency and waste…which is exactly what the USPS is!  His ham-handed analogy is accurate, though: private insurance is like FedEx and UPS, and ObamaCare will be like the USPS.

Hilariously noted by Allah:

Well, now I’m sold. If only he’d sweetened the pot and promised us it’d be like the DMV, I’d be ready to don an SEIU shirt and beat some protesters myself.

😆

August 11, 2009 Posted by | economic ignorance, health care, Obama, socialism | 3 Comments

According to Pelosi’s “logic”, SEIU union thugs are un-American

Think about it: Pe-loco says that protestors of ObamaCare are un-American.  Speaker Botox’s defenders say that she meant “drowning out voices” was the un-American part.

OK, let’s run with that for a sec, shall we?  If that’s what you believe that San Fran Nan really meant, then you must concede that the union thugs in SEIU who are violently attacking ObamaCare protestors are, by logical extension and by definition, un-American.  Details, quoting SEIU’s own announcement:

Action: Opponents of reform are organizing counter-demonstrators to speak at this and several congressional town halls on the issue to defend the status quo. It is critical that our members with real, personal stories about the need for access to quality, affordable care come out in strong numbers to drown out their voices.

I look forward to Pe-loony coming out and loudly condemning SEIU for such blatant “un-American” activity.

By the way, SEIU apparently had their irony-rich announcement brought to their attention, so they’ve redacted their original wording (the “drown out” part) and replaced it with “counter”.  Unfortunately for them, Al Gore’s invention has made it possible to capture their original “un-American” call to arms.  Boy, for a bunch of tough guys who assault people, they sure are cowardly when it comes to their own words, no?

August 11, 2009 Posted by | health care, hypocrisy, Pelosi, unions | 1 Comment

MSNBC anchor: You think maybe “socialist” is kinda like the “n-word”?

From the Thrill in the Leg network, MSNBC, via Newsbusters:

Did you know that when you refer to someone as a socialist, you’re really calling them the N-word?

Such an astonishing hypothesis was offered by MSNBC’s Carlos Watson Monday in a segment he refers to as “The ‘C’ Note.”

Today I want to talk about a word that we’re hearing more and more, and that’s the word socialist. You hear it from a lot of conservatives these days, that’s usually critiquing the President, or more broadly Democrats. And while that’s certainly a legitimate critique, there certainly is an ideology that can and should be critiqued at certain times, it also some times is just a kind of a generic conservative bludgeoning tool. And that’s alright, too, because you hear it on the Democratic side as well: rightwingnut, what have you.

But what concerns me is when in some of those town hall meetings including the one that we saw in Missouri recently where there were jokes made about lynching, etc., you start to wonder whether in fact the word socialist is becoming a code word, whether or not socialist is becoming the new N-word for frankly for some angry upset birthers and others. I hope that’s not the case, but it sure does say to you what David Brooks said the other day on T.V. which is that more credible conservatives have to stand up and say that there’s a line that has to be drawn, that there’s a line of responsibility that’s important, and that extends to the words that we choose including how choose even legitimate words like socialist.

WTH?  So “socialist” is a legitimate word, but we can’t use it because it may convey bigotry?

Allah notes that the accusation is patently ludicrous, since had Her Highness been elected instead of B.O. and pushed these same policies (cap-and-tax, takeover of the auto industry, socialized medicine), we’d be calling her a socialist, too.  And in case you may not have noticed, Hillary is a bit on the Caucasian side.

Nope…no liberal media bias!

August 11, 2009 Posted by | bigotry, media bias, Obama, socialism | Leave a comment

Night and Day, “Pelosi’s definition of ‘patriotism'” edition

San Fran Nan (with an assist from Steny Hoyer) today in a USA Today editorial:

These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American.

Got it?  Dissent is “un-America”!

Peloco in January 2006 when being heckled by the Code Pinkos:

But Pelosi never summoned help from police or security. She negotiated with the hecklers and at times even thanked the protesters for their advocacy and enthusiasm.

“It’s always exciting,” she told reporters after the meeting. “This is democracy in action. I’m energized by it, frankly.”

Peloco in June 2007, again with those bastions of blossoming patriotism, the Code Pinkos:

“Preserving our planet is a national security issue…,” Pelosi said and paused. “I always say the best preparation for combat is combat,” she responded. “So just go for it, I respect your enthusiasm.”

Same rally:

At the end of her remarks, she said, “Instead of fighting with us, which is your right to do, let’s work together.”

Got it?  Dissent is “energizing”, a sign of “enthusiasm”,  and is a “right” deserving of “respect”!

Dissent is the highest form of patriotism…well, sometimes.  Right, Nan?

August 10, 2009 Posted by | hypocrisy, Night and Day, Pelosi, shameful | 4 Comments

Dem Congresswoman: I shouldn’t have to have ObamaCare as my healthplan, but you should

Story and video clip here.  Maybe she’s just trying to avoid those “death panels” that Sarah Palin was warning us about…yeah, those death panels!

Good enough for me, but not for thee…eh, liberals?  You know the program must suck if Congress won’t subject itself to the same plan.

August 10, 2009 Posted by | health care, hypocrisy | 4 Comments

Satire alert: Hitler rants about ObamaCare

This is definitely worthy of two things: (1) a language advisory, and (2) a beverage warning.  Do NOT drink anything while watching this!  😆

And no, this doesn’t violate Godwin’s Law.  It’s satire.  It’s not exactly a MoveOn commercial lampooning Bu$hitler McRummyburton.

August 9, 2009 Posted by | health care, Obama, satire | 2 Comments

Corrine Brown: “Go Gayta!”

UF grad and current embarrassment in the House (and possibly a candidate for U.S. Senate), Corrine Brown, on da pride dat she haz fo’ da Gayta winnin’ dey second B.S. title in football in three years:

“Go Gayta!” 

UF, you must be proud!  😆

August 8, 2009 Posted by | Florida, humor | 6 Comments

The ultimate paradox of ObamaCare

I couldn’t have summed it up any better than this:

There are two basic points about health-care reform that President Obama wants to convey. The first is that, as he put it in an ABC special in June, “the status quo is untenable.” Our health-care system is rife with “skewed incentives.” It gives us “a whole bunch of care” that “may not be making us healthier.” It generates too many specialists and not enough primary-care physicians. It is “bankrupting families,” “bankrupting businesses” and “bankrupting our government at the state and federal level. So we know things are going to have to change.”

Obama’s second major point is that–to quote from the same broadcast–”if you are happy with your plan and you are happy with your doctor, then we don’t want you to have to change … So what we’re saying is, If you are happy with your plan and your doctor, you stick with it.”

So the system is an unsustainable disaster, but you can keep your piece of it if you want. And the Democrats wonder why selling health-care reform to the public has been so hard?

August 7, 2009 Posted by | economic ignorance, health care, Obama | Leave a comment

Quote of the day, “Community organizer” edition

This is an absolutely awesome column (regarding the left’s demonizing ObamaCare opponents protesting) by Jonah Goldberg that you must read, unless you really want to suck.

But here is the quote of the day in a column chock full of candidates:

It’s difficult for mere mortals like us to fully grasp the enormousness of the Democrats’ hypocrisy. Put aside all that talk of dissent being the highest form of patriotism. Overlook that Democrats would have upended jerry cans of gasoline and immolated themselves in protest if the Bush administration had asked people to inform on their neighbors. You can even forget that the DNC’s claims are untrue.

But how can we ignore the fact that the world’s most famous community organizer is whining about community organizing?

But wait: It gets better. As of this writing, the entire BarackObama.com site was dedicated to “Organizing for America,” with a special page dedicated to “Organizing for Health Care,” where supporters are asked to flood town halls and “make certain your members of Congress know that you’re counting on them to act.”

They only thing they left out is the instruction to leave the Brooks Brothers jackets and swastikas at home.

😆

August 7, 2009 Posted by | health care, hypocrisy, quote of the day, shameful | Leave a comment

Mel Martinez to resign at the end of the month

Good riddance, Señor Amnesty.  Leave the pesos on the dresser on your way out for the screwjob you did to the party and the state.  Story here.

Looks like Gov. Crist will appoint a replacement (probably another RINO) to hold the spot until Crist wins it next year.  And make no mistake, Crist WILL win the seat next year.  Whether I like it or not, he’ll win the primary, if for no other reason than name recognition and funding.  Then he’ll beat either of the two black militants (be it embarrassments Corrine Brown or Kendrick Meek) considered Dem frontrunners in the general election.  Considering he’s a liberal Republican who loves himself some B.O., it won’t alter the makeup of the Senate in that regard.

August 7, 2009 Posted by | Charlie Crist, Florida, Mel Martinez | 4 Comments