She blames an anonymous person who "had harassed me many times after the Congressman followed me on Twitter a month or so ago" -- likely a conservative blogger who's been focusing on Weiner's Twitter feed -- for ginning up the storm.The statement doesn't say whether she's been in touch with Weiner amid the recent fuss, but it has a kind of comprehensiveness and force that make it quite effective.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Politico Blames Conservative Blogger for Anthony's Weiner ― UPDATE: Conservative Blogger Takes Credit!
Saturday, May 28, 2011
...while some people are still trying to praise Ryan for starting a useful conversation, the reality is that he’s totally unwilling to let facts enter the debate. Look at his exchange with Ezra Klein over health care costs: this is not the sound of a sincere, open-minded guy.
This is the new columnist for the NY Times, not some windbag blogger. And he's spouting the most shallow analysis of the current Medicare debate possible. And, sadly, it's probably going to have an influence on the way the Villagers see it.
...the Republicans will never negotiate in good faith. You can't show them numbers demonstrating that their assumptions are wrong, because their numbers can't be wrong -- the God of the Free Market would not forsake her people. Either that or the God of the Free Market would not forsake anyone who did not deserve to be forsaken. They don't negotiate from our reality -- the one we think of as everyone's common reality. They're completely faith-based.
"Nocera wants to give Ryan credit for noticing problems with [Medicare]. But that’s not just overly generous, it’s also setting the bar for seriousness way too low."
Dear Joe Nocera,Would you start a serious debate with the economic terrorists who held your family hostage at the point where they tell you that no matter what you offer, the starting point is the your Grandparents are [f*ckng] goners?
Friday, May 27, 2011
Thursday, May 26, 2011
“So anyway, I told them before you got here, I said I’m glad we won this race in New York,” Clinton told Ryan, when the two met backstage at a forum on the national debt held by the Pete Peterson Foundation. But he added, “I hope Democrats don’t use this as an excuse to do nothing.”Ryan told Clinton he fears that now nothing will get done in Washington.“My guess is it’s going to sink into paralysis is what’s going to happen. And you know the math. It’s just, I mean, we knew we were putting ourselves out there. You gotta start this. You gotta get out there. You gotta get this thing moving,” Ryan said.Clinton told Ryan that if he ever wanted to talk about it, he should “give me a call.” Ryan said he would.~~~Mr. Clinton, with some passion, returned to the topic at the end of an hour-long interview. “I think the Democrats are going to have to be willing to give up, maybe, some short-term political gain by whipping up fears on some of these things — if it’s a reasonable Social Security proposal, a reasonable Medicare proposal. We’ve got to deal with these things. You cannot have health care devour the economy.”~~~The last thing Obama, Reid, and Schumer want before the election is one of their own elder statesmen — one who’s personally popular and famous for budget-balancing, no less — pressuring them to inch out on the Medicare limb that’s cracking under Ryan. So … why would he do it? Could be that he’s earnestly concerned about the Medicare time bomb and appreciates Ryan’s leadership on it...
Monday, May 23, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Mitch Daniels is OUT!
On matters affecting us all, our family constitution gives a veto to the women’s caucus, and there is no override provision,” Daniels said. “Simply put, I find myself caught between two duties. I love my country; I love my family more.
- Mitch Daniels out. Expect the pressure on Rep. Paul Ryan and Gov. Christie to increase dramatically.
- With Mitch Daniels out we can now focus on being bored with Tim Pawlenty.
- Mitch Daniels got 16 stitches on his forehead after getting hit by a door. How can u lead America when you can't lead your own face? [Background: story of the door]
- An hour or so after the news broke on Twitter, AP finally announces that Mitch Daniels is not running for President in 2012.
- Did Mitch Daniels seriously announce he's not running at one a.m.? He just wanted to make sure SNL was totally done for the year?
Monday, May 16, 2011
Jack Davis has been endorsed by ACORN's own NY political party, the Working Family Party. He is ardently pro-abortion and even supports partial birth abortions.Davis' signature issue is a new tariff program that is advocated by Keynesian and far-left economist Paul Krugman. In short, it is another central planning scheme that makes Smoot-Hawley look like free-trade. He is opposed to any and all entitlement reform at the federal level. His campaign manager is a progressive consultant who called the Tea Party "a harbinger of midlife crisis."While the Tea Party was protesting Obama's socialist agenda in 2009, Jack Davis was sending campaign donations to Democrats who voted in favor of Obama policies. One donation in particular was sent to Louise Slaughter one week after cap and trade passed. Louise Slaughter is one of the most liberal congresswomen in the House and was the Democrat leader who came up with the "deem and pass" rule for Obamacare.
...Jack Davis told the media: “I’ve always believed in smaller government and less taxes.” What small government, less taxes principle was at play when he supported Barack Obama in 2008? Speaking of Obama and Democrats circa 2008, Jack Davis said he’d “do everything in (his) power to get them elected in November.”
...voting is like trying to stop a hurricane with your breath. The main function of voting is to give big government an excuse to push you around. The thugs always have the trump card as we hear constantly now: We won the election!
WND: Unlike Neal Boortz, a Republican in libertarian's clothing, you're clearly not a proponent of the political process. Before he joined the Fox News tea-party fest, the talk show host had pooh-poohed the tea protests, touting the political process instead. In a blog post, "Tea Parties – Give Me a Break," Boortz advocated "registering voters who actually produce and contribute to our society," rather than protesting. Why is politics a rigged charade?OSTROWSKI: Well, I've been in the trenches for 35 years, since I was a kid. The game is rigged like a poker game where you are the sucker. They gerrymander districts. They use our tax money to buy votes and extract donations. So, even if you get a good candidate, you are outspent 10 to one and outmanned 10 to one since they use "off duty" government employees to campaign against you. I'm an election lawyer, so I know they try to knock you off the ballot or at least tie you up in court.
The Davis campaign paid Ostrowski $51,500 for legal work aimed at getting the independent candidate on the ballot.And while Ostrowski has insisted that he stayed out of his coalition's endorsement process, that's not how it looks to [Levi] Russell, who said Davis "has paid tens of thousands of dollars to somebody to give him the endorsement."
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
With regard to the idea of whether you have a right to health care, you have realize what that implies. It’s not an abstraction. I’m a physician. That means you have a right to come to my house and conscript me. It means you believe in slavery. It means that you’re going to enslave not only me, but the janitor at my hospital, the person who cleans my office, the assistants who work in my office, the nurses.
Could slaves free themselves by changing professions? Do doctors in Switzerland get taken away at gunpoint? To treat the analogy with technical seriousness, even setting aside (as if you could) the colossal weight of America's most lasting shame, is to render it ridiculous, in my opinion.
Basically, once you imply a belief in a right to someone’s services — do you have a right to plumbing? Do you have a right to water? Do you have right to food? — you’re basically saying you believe in slavery.I’m a physician in your community and you say you have a right to health care. You have a right to beat down my door with the police, escort me away and force me to take care of you? That’s ultimately what the right to free health care would be.
[Rand Paul] said that the idea that you have a right to health care means you have the right to the work of doctors and nurses and hospital administrators and janitors and pharmaceutical manufacturers in exchange for nothing at all. Whether the government wants to lift the burden and have the middle/upper classes pay for it through taxes is a side issue. The question is "Do you, an individual, have a RIGHT to health care?" If your answer is yes, you are pro-slavery, and like everyone else who has ever been pro-slavery, you want to be the master.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
MR. RUSSERT: So if a state chose a mandate, it wouldn’t bother you?MR. ROMNEY: I’d think it’s a terrific idea. I think you’re going to find when it’s all said and done, after all these states that are the laboratories of democracy, get their chance to try their own plans, but those who follow the path that we pursued will find it’s the best path, and we’ll end up with a nation that’s taken a mandate approach.
Mr. Romney could push someone out of an airplane and blame the ground for killing him.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Show me the Money: John Boehner, "cut trillions," "Debt-ceiling hike without deep cuts would be ‘arrogant’"
by the Left Coast Rebel
This just in from Politico:
Speaker John Boehner will call on Congress to offset a debt ceiling hike with spending cuts of a greater amount, an ambitious proposal that puts House Republicans on a collision course with Democrats who want much more modest spending restrictions attached to the vote.And The Hill:
“Without significant spending cuts and reforms to reduce our debt, there will be no debt limit increase,” Boehner plans to tell the Economic Club of New York here this evening, according to remarks obtained by POLITICO. “And the cuts should be greater than the accompanying increase in debt authority the president is given. We should be talking about cuts of trillions, not just billions.”
In an economic address in New York on Monday evening, the Speaker will lay down a significant new marker in the negotiations to raise the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt limit and avoid a first-ever default by the federal government.
“It’s true that allowing America to default would be irresponsible,” Boehner will tell the Economic Club of New York, according to excerpts provided by his office. “But it would be more irresponsible to raise the debt ceiling without simultaneously taking dramatic steps to reduce spending and reform the budget process. To increase the debt limit without simultaneously addressing the drivers of our debt — in defiance of the will of our people — would be monumentally arrogant and massively irresponsible.”
I will be the first to commend Boehner if he steps up to the plate and fulfills the mandate of the tea party that put him where he is and gets serious reform put in place in exchange for a debt ceiling hike.
Unfortunately, given his performance during the "budget battle" recently wherein he folded like a cheap 20-dollar suit, despite one of the most historic mandates in history, I am more than skeptical and highly doubt that he is up to the task.
If he doesn't perform during the debt ceiling showdown, the GOP is toast and will be thrown into the dustbin of history, as it should be.
And a viable fiscally conservative third party will emerge that tea-partiers, libertarians, independents and true conservatives can support.
I'm not alone, Gallup data confirms that a third party in America is a distinct possibility, as it has been for some time:
PRINCETON, NJ -- Fifty-two percent of Americans believe the Republican and Democratic parties do such a poor job of representing the people that a third party is needed. Forty percent believe they do an adequate job. The percentage calling for a third party is down from August, when it tied its high of 58%.
Via Memeorandum, cross posted to LCR.
Friday, May 6, 2011
The great truth that every Republican presidential candidate must accept is that tonight – and every night, until November 2012 – they dine in hell. They will do battle with an incumbent who presents his re-election as a moral imperative, supported by a media culture of suicidal liberalism that does not want to be told America can no longer afford its appetites. They must relish uneven playing fields, nervous voters, and the difficult process of fusing emotion and reason into inspiration.The ideal candidate must understand that America’s greatest days lie ahead of her… on the far side of the most perilous hours she has faced in a century. They are battling for executive power over a system that will fight like mad to defeat them, and die of complications from its victory. They will represent an electorate that is tired of apologizing for capitalism to people who want to kill it.Herman Cain seemed to fit that description best on Thursday night. He’ll face some different opponents in his next debate. The smart ones will watch the tapes from South Carolina, and be ready for him.
- CBS: "Herman Cain makes splash at first 2012 GOP debate"
- Larry Kudlow tweets: "Herman Cain wins GOP debate in S.Carolina hands down... Problem-solver."
- Gateway Pundit: "Herman Cain Is BIG WINNER at First GOP Debate"
- John Hayward: "...the most commanding orator of the group," "supreme confidence"
- Lucianne: "Frank Luntz was blown away about the overwhelming support Mr. Cain received after the debate."
- Jill Victoria: "Wow! So proud and impressed that Herman Cain is trending worldwide!"
- Erick Erickson: "...Cain dominated. He went from being unknown to a household name."
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Admittedly a provocative headline, but during his trip to NYC today, how many times will Obama superfluously assure Muslims that we are not at with them? How many times will Obama note that America is no better or more important than any other place but insist that we hold ourselves to unprecedented levels of high-minded restraint in the wake of Osama's long-awaited death?
On Obama's New York City schedule today:
- Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive at Kennedy Airport on Air Force One at 10:40 a.m.
- He will then head to Manhattan to meet with members of the city's police and fire departments as well as Port Authority police.
- Obama will travel to Ground Zero for a wreath-laying ceremony starting at 1:25 p.m.
- Afterwards, he will have a private meeting at the Sept. 11 Memorial Museum with 50 9/11 victims' families selected by the White House.
- Obama will leave New York at 3:10 p.m.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Photographs acquired by Reuters and taken about an hour after the U.S. assault on Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad in Pakistan show three dead men lying in pools of blood, but no weapons.The photos, taken by a Pakistani security official who entered the compound after the early morning raid on Monday, show two men dressed in traditional Pakistani garb and one in a t-shirt, with blood streaming from their ears, noses and mouths.The official, who wished to remain anonymous, sold the pictures to Reuters.None of the men looked like bin Laden. President Barack Obama decided not to release photos of his body because it could have incited violence and used as an al Qaeda propaganda tool, the White House said on Wednesday.Based on the time-stamps on the pictures, the earliest one was dated May 2, 2:30 a.m., approximately an hour after the completion of the raid in which bin Laden was killed.