One More Resignation Is Required

Shinseki is out. Jay Carney is out. The problem however is Barack Obama.

Will those at the VA who lied in order to get bonuses be forced to return those bonuses before they are fired? Will those who held up the VA as a health-care model for glorious ObamaCare be tarred and feathered and driven out of the national discourse? Will Barack Obama be held to account by Big Media? The answer to all is likely “no”.

The problem is Barack Obama and his malevolent allies many of whom are in Big Media. Barack Obama is a treacherous boob. Big Media is an enabler and Praetorian Guard of the treacherous boob:

The big news Thursday was that America’s economy shrank during the first quarter of 2014, its worst performance in three years — but reporting that news apparently didn’t sit well with several major media outlets.

“U.S. economy shrinks, but it’s not a big deal,” read a headline on

“Blame Old Man Winter: economy contracts for first time in three years,” NBC News tweeted.

The U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis revised the numbers downward from prior estimates to show the nation’s GDP contracted at an annual rate of negative 1 percent. It was the first negative quarter since 2011, and one more three-month stretch in the red would put the U.S. is back in recession. But nightly newscasts sought to present the data as a blip, blaming it on the weather — if they mentioned it at all.

“All that snow and ice froze business, but most economists believe it sets the economy up for rebound this quarter and there are some encouraging signs in the numbers,” CBS News’ Anthony Mason reported.

Neither ABC nor NBC reported the disappointing numbers at all. The preliminary quarterly estimate from the U.S. Department of Commerce had been that the economy grew at a modest 0.1 percent rate.

CBS News did report that the housing statistics are evidence of real problems because for 99% of the housing market “the recovery is running out of gas.” Also, “wage and job growth have failed to keep up.” Megan McArdle also noted that “this is a sign of an economy that is still very weak” especially as the Fed keeps pumping money six years after Obama occupied the White House. At CNBC the question was Time for Democrats to panic over economy? But for most of Big Media it is still imperative to protect Barack Obama.

Bad Obama economic news? Big Media says “not a big deal”.

Big Media will defend Barack Obama by making noise about the bad waiters instead of focusing on the poisonous food of the head cook. The problem is not the waiter with big clown feet tripping over himself at the podium. The problem is not the hero soldier waiter given a job he was not fit to handle no matter how well intentioned he was. The problem is Barack Obama.

New waiters serving the same poisonous food will not fix the failing restaurant. Moving chairs on the poop deck of the Titanic won’t change the deadly course towards the iceberg.

The problem is Barack Obama. Shinseki, Sebelius, Carney are not enough. One more resignation is required.


Ya Gotta Laugh! – Hillary, Rove, And The Snowflake Killer

We wrote why Karl Rove was stupid to talk about Hillary’s health. Now dumb has become dumber. Karl Rove: Let’s face it, Hillary’s “old and stale”. What does that make Jeb Bush? Poppin’ fresh? Whether he knows it or not, Rove is helping Hillary. Rove is hurting Jeb. And that makes us laugh.

Rove is not the only Hillary Hater that has brought us to laughter lately. Barack Obama supporters that hated Hillary in 2008 make us laugh in 2014. Remember 2008? Hillary was the enemy that had to be destroyed. Barack Obama was the future Reich that would last a thousand years along with his coalition of the ascendant storm troopers. Now, professional blowhard Charles Cook informs us that for many of those that proclaimed Obama the forever future and Hillary Clinton the dead turn-the-page past, the question is “Does Hillary Owe It to Democrats to Run?”:

The question of whether Clinton runs certainly evokes strong emotions in many people. At a dinner recently, a friend—one with clear Democratic sympathies—argued to me that if Clinton declined to run for president in 2016, the Democratic Party would have a right to feel angry with her, suggesting that she had an obligation to run.

How the worms have turned! Now the very Hillary Clinton they spurned, that evil corporatist Iraq warmonger dynast MUST RUN! Ya gotta laugh!

Wasn’t Hillary a racist? These Hillary Haters from the left accused Hillary of darkening pictures of Barack Obama and making dog whistle racist attacks. But now Hillary Clinton must run???? Ya gotta laugh.

Micheal Tomasky back in December 2012 demanded that Hillary run for president because, because:

And in this context, this context of keeping history moving forward, Hillary Clinton has not just the chance to run in 2016. She has the obligation to do so. Her party, and her country, will need her then, to consolidate gains and prevent the backsliding that the backsliders just can’t wait to commence. In other words, if the next four years go the way I suspect they might, it will be of the most fundamental importance that the Democrats hold the White House thereafter, and the burden of so ensuring falls squarely on the shoulders of Hugh Rodham’s rebellious daughter.

Here’s what I mean. I suspect that the next four years will go rather nicely for my side. The economy shows every sign of turning around and, one hopes, going like gangbusters three years hence. Obamacare will be implemented. Taxes—tax rates—will have been hiked. Immigration reform may well have been enacted. With a ridiculous amount of luck, a carbon tax. And all that will have been on top of Dodd-Frank, the equal pay act, and the other first-Obama-term accomplishments. We stand a decent chance, come 2016, of looking back on a pretty darn good eight years.

Ya gotta laugh! The economy turning around? Ha, ya gotta laugh. Economy going gangbusters in 2015? Ha ha, ya gotta laugh! ObamaCare working, tax hikes, immigration gates flooded, carbon taxes imposed, what a world what a world. Hasn’t exactly worked out as Tomasky imagined has it? Tomasky’s argument for Hillary then is that Hillary should run in order to keep in place Barack Obama’s obaminations and disasters. Harrddy harrddy har har. Ya gotta laugh. Hillary’s gotta run as the vestal virgin to Zeus Obama, stomps Tomasky and other Obama-the-lightbringer acolytes. We laugh and laugh.

Laughter ensues every time we hear from the “Obama is the future” crowd now clamoring for Hillary:

Clinton Apostates Trip Over Themselves to Get in Line Behind Hillary

Democrats who passed over Hillary to endorse Barack Obama in 2008 know they’re on the enemies list—and they’re jumping on the Clinton 2016 bandwagon as early as possible.

Ya gotta laugh. They know they are on the “S” list. They want Hillary and us to forget and forgive. Some of them also want to be able to stick a knife in Hillary’s back if/when something like Elizabeth Warren 2016 emerges. Don’t trust them Hillary. Gull ’em then cull ’em. We would invite these vermin to dinner only to poison them.

To these vermin Barack Obama was the future, Hillary Clinton was the hated past. To these vermin Hillary Clinton was a racist blocking halfrican-American Barack Obama. These vermin still think it is racist to not worship Obama.

Ron Fournier went to Arkansas and found hypocritical race-baiting vermin:

In Arkansas, Obama Is a Four-Letter Word Hampering Democrats

What Bill Clinton’s home state says about racial politics, control of the Senate, and Hillary Clinton in 2016.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—For five decades of Saturdays, Jerry’s Barber Shop has been a center of Arkansas politics, servicing receding hairlines for governors, legislators, and judges alongside the voters who elect and reject them. “I know how to make a politician tell the truth,” owner Jerry Hood says, “put a razor to his neck.” [snip]

“People are sick and tired of the path we’re taking. They’re sick and tired of Obama and Obamacare,” Hood says. His customers are mostly progressives from the shop’s affluent Heights neighborhood. “A lot of people coming in here talking about voting against every Democrat. They’re pissed off at Obamacare.…”

“How small businesses are treated …,” interrupts a customer with a shock of white hair.

“And Keystone,” chirps barber Doug Boydston.

Waving scissors like a conductor, Hood declares, “Folks around here are over that President Obama.”

Jerry’s Barber Shop is one the few places left in America where liberals and conservatives can be found together, laughing together, and talking politics. [snip]

A few minutes later, I pay for my haircut, say my goodbyes, and walk out. The bald man is waiting outside for me. He introduces himself as Robert Smith, then nods toward the barber shop. “How much of that do you think is about race?” I tell him the folks at Jerry’s are good people, but racial tensions are infused into much of American politics.

I think it’s about race and the fact that Obama hasn’t done the greatest job,” Smith says. “I’m a Democrat. I voted for him twice. I’m not one of them,” he says, nodding again toward Jerry’s shop. “But I may not vote Democrat this time.”

The bald guy, Robert Smith, voted for Barack Obama twice. This bald guy thinks opposition to Obama is racial. But this bald guy does not intend to vote for Democrats in 2014. So is the bald guy a racist? Or is the bald guy a race baiting hypocrite who impugns others as racists when they cannot defend themselves. Yup, a holier than thou race baiting hypocrite. We stop laughing.

But then we hear about some murders in California and start to laugh again. Yeah, we have to say we feel bad for the murdered and the community. But the person we call “The Snowflake Killer” is such a cartoon we gotta laugh.

The Snowflake Killer. Heterosexuals are in deep trouble. Heterosexuals on the left are really in deep deep trouble. First Judith Warner, in the editorial pages of the New York Times, fantasized about sex with Barack Obama. Now a 22 year old boi in California has used knives and guns to kill a bunch of people because girls would not have sex with him.

Such is the state of masculinity in America that fey Barack and the 22 year old have the audacity to believe they are in any way masculine or even “alpha male”. Here’s the notorious Youtube uploaded by The Snowflake Killer:

He’s a cartoon isn’t he? He laughs/smirks like a super-villain in a bad He-Man cartoon. Think Skeletor with a pronounced swish. He’s so self-unaware he presumes himself to be an “alpha male”. We suppose SnagglePuss was not available. We are crude to observe that The Snowflake Killer should be as sexually alluring to women/girls as Richard Simmons’ corpse. It is a relief to know that no girl was so self-abasing as to give this creep the time of day. He died a virgin. He deserved to die a virgin. He died a love-less virgin with all the sex appeal of Barack Obama at his stinky morning best.

We suppose we will be condemned for being so callous to point out that The Snowflake Killer was a fey little thing. We call him The Snowflake Killer because he thought himself so special, so humpy, so masculine:

Authorities have identified the killer, who left various video and written manifestos saying that he was seeking to kill sorority women and others at the university as revenge for the way women had rejected him. The killer — who subsequently shot himself — has been identified as a student who enrolled but frequently dropped out of classes at Santa Barbara City College.

Rodger posted a video on YouTube prior to the killings. In it, he outlined what he was going to do and said that the women deserved it for rejecting him. The Los Angeles Times published a transcript of the video. “On the day of retribution, I am going to enter the hottest sorority house at UCSB and I will slaughter every single spoiled, stuck-up, blond slut I see inside there. All those girls I’ve desired so much. They have all rejected me and looked down on me as an inferior man if I ever made a sexual advance toward them, while they throw themselves at these obnoxious brutes,” the video says. “I take great pleasure in slaughtering all of you. You will finally see that I am, in truth, the superior one, the true alpha male.”

A “true alpha male”? Really? Who writes like that? Who talks like that? He’s a cartoon, like Barack Obama is a cartoon.

Some of the fattest on the left seized upon the California killings to denounce gun possession not bothering to mention the stabbing deaths which the left leaning 22 year old also committed. Ya gotta laugh.

Oh, and RACISM too. Yeah, the half Indonesian, half British cartoon is also a racist because… well he’s angry that “ugly” black boys got sex while he, descended from British aristocracy couldn’t get a girl to give it up. It gives us hope that the white girls he craved had enough sense to give him the heave ho. What a loser!

“I am beautiful….” writes the privileged Hollywood half-wit. Sounds like Barack Soetoro Obama. Ya gotta laugh.


Hillary Clinton Caught In VA Scandal?!?!?

Say it ain’t so! Say it ain’t so!

We need to point out something that is obvious, something staring everyone in the face. That seems to be our job lately, which is a pleasant change.

For years our job was to drag ignored or unknown facts into the open and then connect the dots. Recently though, much of what we wrote for years is being regurgitated by blogs and Big Media so all we have to do is shove the narrative along and point out the obvious – that all too many miss or choose not to declare. And there is one obvious fact that needs to be underlined and bolded and capitalized because sometimes you just have to clearly state the obvious – as the little boy did when he saw a naked emperor parading by.

Since April of this year the Veterans Administration scandal has taken the center stage and swallowed almost all the wattage of the Klieg lights. In the penumbra, the Benghazi scandal, valiantly kept on stage by the survivors of the dead. Occasionally highlighting the corrupt Lois Lerner is the only way the IRS scandal has gotten any attention. The rising oceans of ObamaCare corruptions assures all that killer ObamaCare will continue to stay in the light regardless of what Big Media does. Sadly, the Fast & Furious scandal fell into darkness along with others such as the oily devastation in the Gulf coast.

For years Barack Obama and allied Big Media have kept stories like Rezko, the missing boxes of Obama records, Michelle and Jarrett’s patient dumping past, all the promises of the Obama campaign (when was the last time Big Media noted Obama’s broken promises of posting legislation on line days before a vote, or his lies on FISA, renditions, etc.?) quiet and forgotten. Ron Fournier of National Journal, who once so assiduously protected Barack Obama is now raising many of the points we raised for so long:

You helped elect an untested presidential candidate, a man almost as liberal as you. He promised to heal the oceans, make health care an inalienable right, and transform Washington’s toxic culture. You mocked Republicans, independents, and squishy Democrats who had the audacity to criticize your guy, much less doubt the inevitability of his victory. President Obama won—twice—and then didn’t live up to anybody’s expectations, including his own.

What do you do? Well, if you’re Ezra Klein and a coterie of inflexibly progressive pundits, you repurpose an attack used against President George W. Bush’s bombastic approach to geopolitics. You call anybody who questions Obama’s leadership style a Green Lanternist. In a post for Vox stretching beyond 2,500 words, Klein makes his case against Obama critics.

“Presidents consistently overpromise and underdeliver,” he begins, a fair start. [snip]

Now, wait. A Harvard-trained lawyer and constitutional scholar like Obama didn’t stumble into the 2008 presidential campaign unaware of the balance of powers, the polarization of politics, the rightward march of the GOP, and other structural limits on the presidency. He made those promises because he thought those goals were neither unreasonable nor unattainable. Either that, or he was lying.

Notice that the broken promises are pawned off to nonhuman forms (“his 2008 campaign” pledged … “It also promised … “) rather than Obama himself. The verbal gymnastics are an early hint that the main purpose of the essay is to shelter Obama from blame.

Barack Obama lied. It’s the obvious truth. There is no need for Fournier to provide an alternate explanation. To provide an alternative is to “shelter Obama from blame”. Journolister Ezra Klein is solely in the business of Obama protection but why doesn’t Fournier call a liar a liar? It’s not as if there is no evidence. There is evidence in abundance sufficient to move “liar Obama” from theory to fact.

Remember in 2008 when Barack Obama swore up and down the campaign trail that he would lead a filibuster against FISA and telecom immunity? Once he was sure of the nomination Obama voted FOR FISA. Remember all the Obama attacks against the Patriot Act? Obama and the congress he controlled voted to reauthorize the Patriot Act. The NSA?

Remember Obama screeching against the unitary executive? Instead of fighting against executive branch expansion Barack Obama is a proven despot happily attaching non-constitutional signing statements to laws he signs, ignoring laws he does not like and not enforcing them, and despotically twisting laws he has signed.

“Shelter Obama from blame” is the priority for many in Big Media and in the party once called the Democratic Party. The self-proclaimed “fact checkers” at PolitiFact claimed in the election year of 2012 that Barack Obama’s promises on the VA had indeed been kept. PolitiFact waters that down now to a promise that has been “stalled”. WTF?

The K-K-K of Krugman, Kristof and Klein praised the VA hospital system in order to defend ObamaCare and its atrocities. Cooked books make for great recipes but unsavory dishes:

And herein lies the problem for the left: the failures at the VA, including its bureaucratic incompetence, its waiting lists, and its deaths, all debunk the notion that a government-run healthcare system will work. It’s a fresh slap in the face to all those commentators who, in pushing Obamacare, endorsed the VA as a model.

There are some pretty big names on that list.

Democrat Brent Budowsky is at least displaying some shame:

Virtually all members and the leaders of both parties in both houses of Congress owe veterans an apology. The media owes veterans an apology. Shame on them. I owe veterans an apology for not having written a column this brutally blunt the moment I learned that every day, 22 more vets commit suicide. Shame on me.

I do not call for the resignation of Shinseki, but the president owes veterans more than another White House staff, spin and stall operation, which he offered on Wednesday with the same cast of characters waiting for yet another report. Congressional Republicans, who share responsibility for the VA scandal, owe vets more than another attack, deride and exploit operation that plays politics with the health of those who serve.

Budowsky shames himself further by blaming others. Why bring Republicans into the shame distribution? The VA scandal belongs entirely to Barack Obama. Barack Obama is the president. Barack Obama is the one who made the promises. Barack Obama is the one who lied. Barack Obama is the one to blame.

“Shelter Obama from blame” is what Budowsky is up to. Are problems with the VA long term? Yes. And Obama promised to fix them. “The buck stops here” is now “pass the buck by Barack Obama’s desk because he is too busy with celebrities and other distractions.”

What is Barack Obama up to? Well the other day he took time off from fundraising, vacations, and golf to finally pretend in public that he cares at all about the VA scandal. Immediately afterwards Obama went to meet with burly tall men with arms as muscular as Michelle’s. Barrack Obama always has time to rub shoulders with muscular men:

Obama is making a week of it, celebrating games large and small. A day after feting the National Football League champion Seattle Seahawks at the White House, Obama is going to the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in Cooperstown, New York, today to promote tourism and economic development.

He started the week by dropping in on co-ed Little League players at a neighborhood recreation field in Washington, tossing a ball and posing for photos. [snip]

Obama, who calls Chicago home, stepped in to belatedly honor that Bears team at the White House in 2011. He reached into the past again last year to hold a ceremony for the 1972 Miami Dolphins, the only NFL team to compile an undefeated record for the season.

Obama, 52, an avid basketball fan and golfer, has expanded the scope of the spotlight presidents put on athletes.

Soccer teams, men’s and women’s professional and collegiate basketball teams, hockey teams and NASCAR champions all have been accorded the White House treatment by him.

Obama has also given Super Bowl Sunday interviews with the network broadcasting the NFL championship and appeared each year on sports cable channel ESPN to reveal his picks for the National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball tournament. He even took U.K. Prime Minister David Cameron to an NCAA tournament game in 2012 in Ohio before a state dinner.

Flanked by Seattle’s first Super-Bowl-winning squad yesterday, Obama talked about a sports team exceeding expectations with a reference to his own story.

It’s always about “his own story”. But hearing Barack talk about how excited he becomes when watching burly men “overcome the odds” is ugly. We don’t object to Barack Obama desire to sniff the testosterone infused air surrounding muscular sweaty men but thinking about him whimpering about these men like a lonely dog finally getting attention we can’t help but recall his homophobic campaign of 2008.

In the Barack Obama politics of distraction no male sports shoulder will go unrubbed nor unsniffed. Sports figures will not be the only distraction.

As with Budowsky’s Obama protection blame shifting, many attempts will be made to shift the blame from Barack Obama to someone/something else. Eric Shinseki is a hero to the left so he is safe from Obama’s blame shifters.

In order to “shelter Obama from blame” others will be blamed. George W. Bush will be blamed. Bill Clinton will be blamed. George H. W. Bush will be blamed. George Washington will be blamed. “Shelter Obama from blame.”

On the day of her resignation we wrote that Kathleen Sebelius was not the one to blame for ObamaCare. The one to blame for ObamaCare is Barack Obama. It is also Barack Obama who is to blame for the corruption and lies at the VA. It is Barack Obama to blame for Fast & Furious. Barack Obama is to blame for Benghazi. Barack Obama is to blame for the IRS scandal. Barack Obama is to blame for low esteem the U.S. suffers in the world. Barack Obama is to blame for the weak American response in the Ukraine. Barack Obama is to blame for the faltering economy. Barack Obama is to blame. Barack Obama is to blame for all of it.

That is the obvious truth few will dare speak. It’s not Shinseki, Sebelius, Kerry (although he has 2008 to pay for), Clinton, Geithner, Summers, Holder, or any of them to blame. It’s Barack Obama that is to blame.

It is the corrupt, treacherous, boob that cares only for his self-advancement and profit that is to blame.

Stop trying to “shelter Obama from blame.” Barack Obama is the one – to blame.

The obvious truth that few will outright say is that it is Barack Obama that is to blame. This is so obvious, it is staring everyone in the face, but few will say it. The dots do not get connected.

All the dots have one variable that never varies: Barack Obama. Don’t blame Lois Lerner, we wrote, blame Obama. Sebelius is not the disease, she is a symptom. It’s not the NSA but Barack that sets the policy. It’s not a lack of resources at the VA, it’s a lack of leadership from a corrupt lying boob.

Consider: imagine Hillary Clinton is the worst person in the world. Imagine Hillary Clinton is to blame for everything bad that happened at Benghazi. Is Hillary Clinton to blame for the IRS scandal, the NSA scandal, the Rezko scandal? No. Is Sebelius responsible for the IRS scandal or Benghazi, or the NSA scandal? No. Is Eric Holder responsible for Benghazi or the NSA or the IRS or ObamaCare? No. The one variable that appears in all the equations of potential blame is Barack Obama.

In midterm elections one of the most important data points to determine the results is the popularity or non-popularity of the president. An unpopular president destroys the party in midterm elections. That’s the #2 reason why so many will attempt to “shelter Obama from blame.”

The #1 reason why so many will attempt to “shelter Obama from blame?” It’s a cult with no where else to go. The cult will blame Hillary or anybody but not Obama. But it is Obama that is to blame. It is Barack Obama that is to blame for it all.


Hillary’s Health And Everything Else

We think Karl Rove was stupid to mention anything about Hillary Clinton’s health. Assume for a moment that Hillary Clinton has brain damage or traumatic brain injury or whatever. Wouldn’t that make her the perfect Republican opposition candidate? Wouldn’t it???

Just picture it: doddering ol’ Grandma Hillary decides to run for president – (roll of thunder, lightning crackle) then due to the grueling campaign schedule – keels over and dies. Wouldn’t you want to run against a candidate that won’t live through the campaign? Hells bells, that’s how TV crooner Clay Aiken got the nomination for a House seat just the other day.

If Karl Rove or any Republican/conservative/DailyKook leftist thinks Hillary Clinton is too feeble to function – Jeez Louise shouldn’t they do anything possible to get her to run? It’s Tonya Harding’s dream but without Jeff Gillooly with his incriminating bat!

Why would Tanya Rove Harding bother to try to kneecap an opponent when the likelihood is that Nancy Hillary Kerrigan is going to fall flat on her face? That’s if you believe the allegations have merit. If you know the allegations have no merit then you’re just helping your opponent which is what happened this past week in the Rove v. Hillary show.

It is possible that Tonya Rove thought he could scare Hillary Kerrigan from running in 2016. But really… scare Hillary? Harrdy harrrrdy har har!

If Hillary Clinton does decide to run in 2016 she will have to release her medical records but more importantly she would have to campaign and that campaign would be the ultimate testimony as to health of the candidate (see Reagan, Ronald). In the meantime this past week Hillary Clinton got lots of defense/offense exercise and her Benghazi detractors lost whatever lost credibility they had with their “Benghazi flu” theories.

At the end of the week, Hillary got backup from those dying for the 2016 follies to start and Karl Rove came off as an uglier Matt Damon.

Matt Damon? In 2008 we defended John McCain against Obama supporters (see idiot Matt Damon) who smeared the war veteran as too old, probably unhealthy, and likely to die in office. Hypocrite public school advocate Matt cited actuarial tables for his anti-McCain ugliness and dinosaurs as “reasons” for why Sarah Palin was not qualified to be president once McCain succumbed to Matty’s tarot card analysis. In 2014, John McCain is still alive. Matt Damon’s career is mostly over.

It was a laugh then to listen to the educated Damon ramble so about dinosaurs and actuarial tables. Not for a second did Damon consider that dinosaurs do not have much to do with modern day public policy and that Governor Palin did not suspend evolution as a subject in Alaska schools. Damon also did not bother to notice that McCain’s mom was still alive and kicking in a most healthy and vigorous way and that maybe, just maybe, the guy who survived North Vietnamese tiger cage camps might have inherited mommy’s Kryptonian genes.

[As an aside, it is ironically damning now, that Matt Damon thought Sarah Palin could not face down Vladimir Putin. Yeah, the meathead really said that after his dinosaur reasoning for why Palin was beneath him. Matty did not realize that Sarah Palin fights like a girl which is more than enough to send Putin to the hospital whereas Barack Obama frights like the cowardly boob he is.]

In everything Matt Damon said then about politics there was scant evidence. Damon made a fool of himself but no doubt believed that he was brilliant. We’re hearing much the same these days from those who think Karl Rove was brilliant to insert Hillary Clinton’s health into 2016 considerations. It ain’t so.

Instead of focus on the Veterans Administration hospital scandal, instead of a focus on ObamaCare’s continuing destruction, instead of a focus on everything else going wrong in the country because of Barack Obama, Karl Rove diverted the national discussion to the focus function of Hillary’s eyeglasses. That’s not brilliant. That’s dumb.


All Hail The Sultan Of Brunei!

The magnificent Sultan of Brunei deserves much praise. Many Obama acolytes thought Barack Hussein Obama was the Messiah, the Lightbringer, in 2008. But all praise and glory to the real and Promethean Lightbringer – his overwhelming majesty the Sultan of Brunei!!!

The Lightbringer Sultan of Brunei lately is under attack:

Last week, celebrities including Jay Leno, Ellen DeGeneres, Sharon Osbourne, Richard Branson and Clive Davis united for an unlikely cause: a boycott of the Beverly Hills Hotel, because its owner, the Sultan of Brunei, recently announced the implementation of Sharia law in his tiny South Asian nation.

A few hardly souls, like us, have been denouncing the imposition of Sharia Law in the West only to be denounced as Muslim haters or worse. In the past when we have denounced the Mosque of Doom at the World Trade Center 9/11 site we came under attack for stating that the Mosque of Doom should not be built. We noted at the time that the Muslims agitating for such a monstrosity had the legal right to build their Mosque but we thought decency should preclude such a provocation. We cited sensible Catholic clerics who aborted their planned and well intentioned sites at Nazi death camps with predominately Jewish victims as precedent.

Those of us who repeatedly call for “good” Muslims to attack and confront Islamic terrorists and Muslim extremists every time Islamic atrocities are perpetrated by Muslims are again accused of not being sufficiently “sensitive” to the plight of silent Muslims who by their silence lead many to wonder if it is the entire religion that fosters terrorism.

Now, thanks to the Lightbringer Sultan of Brunei not only is Shariah Law and the atrocities committed by Muslims in the West come into question but an even more elemental series of questions are being asked and unsatisfactory answers noted:

Theory states that Allah’s law is cruel and unfair,” said Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, “but Allah himself has said that his law is indeed fair.”

Under Sharia law, the following is considered criminal behavior, punishable by fines, jail, amputation of limbs, public flogging or death by stoning: absence from Friday prayer services; becoming pregnant out of wedlock; wearing indecent clothing, and for women, refusal to wear a hijab; employing a non-Muslim babysitter; the use of the word “Allah” by Christians and the discussion of faith by any non-Muslims; publicly eating or drinking during Ramadan; theft; homosexuality; and adultery.

We find ourselves indisputably guilty in the eyes of Sharia Law. If it was not for the Lightbringer Sultan of Brunei the public discussion which points to our guilt and the guilt of most if not all in the West, would not be known. All Hail the wise Lightbringer Sultan of Brunei:

The Sultan, now 67, has slowly been moving Brunei in this direction for decades, but this recent, drastic declaration has no clear motive. Brunei is so rich with oil it’s fully independent; nor is it a target of Islamic extremists.

So, why now?

“Who knows?” says Reza Aslan, religious scholar and author of “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.” “This is obviously not coming from a place of religious devotion, since the Sultan himself is in violation of every single rule of Sharia law you could possibly imagine.”

Like Barack Hussein Obama this latest Lightbringer has some, um, issues, that do not comport with his words:

Indeed, the Sultan and his equally decadent brother, Prince Jefri, were dubbed “constant companions in hedonism” in 2011 by Vanity Fair. He lives in a palace with 1,788 rooms, 257 bathrooms, five swimming pools, a mosque, a banquet hall that holds 5,000 people and a 110-car garage. When he turned 50, the Sultan built a stadium, invited Michael Jackson to perform in it and paid him $17 million for three concerts.

Jefri, 59, maintains a separate pleasure palace and once owned a 152-foot yacht called “Tits”; he named its tenders “Nipple 1” and “Nipple 2” and could never understand why others often found that juvenile and crass. Here and abroad, the brothers are infamous for their sex parties and their harems composed mainly of underage girls.

All hail the Sultan of Brunei who rules by blood right not one of these phony “democratic” elections wherein lies are told and believed by the populace. All hail the Sultan of Brunei for bringing light and reason to those that usually shout “RACIST!”:

Maher: “Islamophobic Is A Word Created By Fascists, And Used By Cowards, To Manipulate Morons

BILL MAHER: They draw support from the general population. There was a Pew poll of Egypt — which is a leading Muslim country, maybe the leading Muslim country — and something like 80- or 90-percent believe that death is the proper punishment for leaving [Islam]. If they did a — we had the Sister on at the beginning of the show. If 84% of Brazilians thought that death was the proper penalty for leaving Catholicism, wouldn’t that be a bigger story?

ARIANNA HUFFINGTON: But the point is that you can not put all that together with the entire Islam, or all Muslims. I mean that’s where it becomes dangerous. And that’s where, unfortunately, a lot of conversation goes —

MAHER: Where it becomes dangerous is that liberals like yourself do not stand up for liberalism. Liberalism means, one, mostly equality for women, free speech, no death threats. You know? [snip]

MAHER: This group, Boko Haram, this group, their whole reason for coming into being was to install Sharia Law in Nigeria. In Brunei, the Sultan of Brunei just last week installed Sharia Law.

Okay. Failure to perform Friday prayers could get you whippings or amputations, because it is a religion of pieces. I know. I’m the bad guy because I’m against the people who cut your arms off for not praying. That’s me, I’m the bad guy.

THURSTON: No, no, you’re not the bad guy for that. You’re the bad guy because you’re saying it’s inherent in the religion and exclusive, and you’re not allowing for this opportunity and this possibility… [snip]

DINESH D’SOUZA: What’s going on here is there is a civil war in the mind of the liberal. On the one hand you have the defense — [snip]

D’SOUZA: On one hand you’re a defender of individual rights and if this were the Catholic Church

D’SOUZA: If this were the Catholic Church, you’d be all on it. But on the other hand, you’re committed to multiculturalism and Islam is a victim and we don’t want to make Muslims feel bad. And so these two impulses have got to be brokered, one against the other, and that’s why there is a protection of Islam. The problem isn’t the Muslims; the problem is the multiculturists on campus who protect and defend them. [snip]

ARIANNA HUFFINGTON: That’s ridiculous. This is like saying that all Muslims are guilty.

D’SOUZA: I’m not saying that.

MAHER: We’re not saying that! You’re hearing that, but we’re not saying that.

THURSTON: What you’re saying that Islam is the problem.

MAHER: Islam is the problem, correct; all religions are the problem, but especially this one.

MAHER: You know, speaking of the campus, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, we all know Ayaan Hirsi Ali, right? A brilliant woman. She was born in Somalia, underwent gentile [sic] mutilation.

HUFFINGTON: At the age of 5.

MAHER: Which almost all woman do in that country, and many other Muslim countries.

HUFFINGTON: And a fatwa against her.

MAHER: Right. So, you know, that’s not a good thing. So, she was going to speak at Brandeis, but she called Islam the new fascism, so they said she could not speak. And they said she is Islamophobic, who my friend Sam Harris reminded me today our deceased friend Christopher Hitchens said Islamophobic is a word created by fascists, and used by cowards, to manipulate morons.

Because to be phobic means to be scared of something that you’re not usually scared of, like the great outdoors. But to be phobic about honor killings, about throwing acid in girls’ faces, or marrying them off when they are eight-years-old. (HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, May 9, 2014)

All Hail the Sultan of Brunei. Without this Lightbringer we would not be having a discussion on Sharia Law and the non-innocence of Muslims who tolerate such required barbaric behavior.

All Hail the Lightbringer Sultan of Brunei who chose to bring his light unto the world at the same time as his fellow Muslims busied themselves in Nigeria.

Rejected by Brandeis University, Ayaan Hirsi Ali:

Boko Haram and the Kidnapped Schoolgirls

The Nigerian terror group reflects the general Islamist hatred of women’s rights. When will the West wake up?

Since the kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls in Nigeria last month, the meaning of Boko Haram—the name used by the terrorist group that seized the girls—has become more widely known. The translation from the Hausa language is usually given in English-language media as “Western Education Is Forbidden,” though “Non-Muslim Teaching Is Forbidden” might be more accurate.

But little attention has been paid to the group’s formal Arabic name: Jam’at Ahl as-Sunnah lid-da’wa wal-Jihad. That roughly translates as “The Fellowship of the People of the Tradition for Preaching and Holy War.” That’s a lot less catchy than Boko Haram but significantly more revealing about the group and its mission. Far from being an aberration among Islamist terror groups, as some observers suggest, Boko Haram in its goals and methods is in fact all too representative.

The kidnapping of the schoolgirls throws into bold relief a central part of what the jihadists are about: the oppression of women. Boko Haram sincerely believes that girls are better off enslaved than educated. The terrorists’ mission is no different from that of the Taliban assassin who shot and nearly killed 15-year-old Pakistani Malala Yousafzai—as she rode a school bus home in 2012—because she advocated girls’ education. As I know from experience, nothing is more anathema to the jihadists than equal and educated women.

The values of the West are under attack. Those that defend the liberal democratic values are now termed racists or proponents of “white privilege”. Thanks to the Sultan of Brunei a few of the most privileged and wealthy are waking up to the danger and are boycotting a luxury hotel. From Beverly Hills these haters of the West and Western values have an opportunity to learn a bit more if they look beyond the Beverly Hills Hotel Sharia Law oasis:

How to explain this phenomenon to baffled Westerners, who these days seem more eager to smear the critics of jihadism as “Islamophobes” than to stand up for women’s most basic rights? Where are the Muslim college-student organizations denouncing Boko Haram? Where is the outrage during Friday prayers? These girls’ lives deserve more than a Twitter hashtag protest.

Organizations like Boko Haram do not arise in isolation. The men who establish Islamist groups, whether in Africa (Nigeria, Somalia, Mali), Southwest Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan), or even Europe (U.K., Spain and the Netherlands), are members of long-established Muslim communities, most of whose members are happy to lead peaceful lives. To understand why the jihadists are flourishing, you need to understand the dynamics within those communities.

So, imagine an angry young man in any Muslim community anywhere in the world. Imagine him trying to establish an association of men dedicated to the practice of the Sunnah (the tradition of guidance from the Prophet Muhammad ). Much of the young man’s preaching will address the place of women. He will recommend that girls and women be kept indoors and covered from head to toe if they are to venture outside. He will also condemn the permissiveness of Western society.

Because they are now not able to attend the exclusive dining rooms and Elysium comforts of the Beverly Hills Hotel some of these race-baiter Obama supporters have time to learn a bit about the Islam no one wants to talk about:

In 2011, Boko Haram launched its first terror attack in Borno. Four people were killed, and from then on violence became an integral part, if not the central part, of its mission. The recent kidnappings—11 more girls were abducted by Boko Haram on Sunday—join a litany of outrages, including multiple car bombings and the murder of 59 schoolboys in February. On Monday, as if to demonstrate its growing power, Boko Haram launched a 12-hour attack in the city of Gamboru Ngala, firing into market crowds, setting houses aflame and shooting down residents who ran from the burning buildings. Hundreds were killed.

I am often told that the average Muslim wholeheartedly rejects the use of violence and terror, does not share the radicals’ belief that a degenerate and corrupt Western culture needs to be replaced with an Islamic one, and abhors the denigration of women’s most basic rights. Well, it is time for those peace-loving Muslims to do more, much more, to resist those in their midst who engage in this type of proselytizing before they proceed to the phase of holy war.

It is also time for Western liberals to wake up.

The murder of 59 boys did not engender the outrage the kidnapped girls have all too slowly received. Shouldn’t those dead boys have had some tears shed for them or are we, this website included, so politically correct that our bigotries pile on other bigotries? It took kidnapped girls and vivid video to spur to Twitter those that ordinarily would be drowned in Champagne at the Beverly Hills Hotel and those that in 2008 so ridiculously shouted “Yes we can!”

For the reptilian Michelle Obama it wasn’t about murdered boys nor kidnapped girls. For repulsive Michelle and Barack Obama it was all about themselves first and always foremost:

Michelle Obama: We ‘see our own daughters’ in Nigeria kidnap victims [snip]

In these girls, Barack and I see our own daughters,” Obama said while also marking Mother’s Day weekend.

Trayvon Martin anyone?

Moocher Michelle also took to Twitter to hold a sign with the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. Sidwell Friends was not the target of the hashtag attack.

Michelle Obama was not alone in squeaking out useless tweets to somehow persuade the Muslim thugs and creeps in Nigeria:

Michelle Obama, Ellen DeGeneres and John Kerry took to Twitter to tell Nigerian kidnappers it’s time to bring back hundreds of schoolgirls.

Neocons have another message: Send in the troops.

Some conservatives are skeptical of the show of force on Twitter, rather than on the ground.

Twitter is not going to persuade these Muslim thugs to do anything. Yet the list of Hollywood celebrities taking to Twitter to get Muslim thugs to #BringBackOurGirls is nauseatingly long.

If troops and military action are to be taken they should be from the region. Where is the African Union? Why isn’t the African Union on the job and in a lead role? Also, the former colonial powers such as France, which still has influence in the region, should step up and take the lead role.

The United States role? Obama is too busy beating up on Israel and reaching out to the Muslim world to bother with anything other than publicity stunt deployments and publicity stunt Twitter wars. If you want to scare Boko Haram don’t send in American troops with eunuch Obama in charge. Send in the Légion étrangère, the French Foreign Legion.

Also, the Nigerian people have a strong role to play. If the West is to fight back against Islam and not be a cowering weakling then the fight must be taken for Western values and expose the Islam that has taken hold in the world today. Nigeria and Nigerians can play a role in the larger world-wide battle.

By some estimates Nigeria is more Christian than Muslim (49.3 – 48.8). Christianity is growing in Nigeria. Muslims against Boko Haram (if any) and Christians surely are a majority of the population that can not only bring back those girls, but bring back Western values.

Perhaps the kidnapped girls hashtag should be #BringBackOurChristianGirls because the majority of the kidnapped girls are Christian.

Bring back our Christian girls” will not be a popular message because it tells the greater truth. Meanwhile those Christian girls are getting converted the old fashioned way:

Nigeria abducted girls: Boko Haram leader claims captives converted to Islam

A Boko Haram video emerged Monday purportedly showing some of the kidnapped Nigerian girls in Muslim headdresses and the terror group’s leader declaring they have converted to Islam.

The video, released by French news agency Agence France-Presse, was shot in a nondescript bush area and showed about 100 girls.

In the 27-minute footage, the terror group’s leader, Abubakar Shekau, says he is willing to exchange the schoolgirls for Boko Haram prisoners.

It shows girls dressed in black and gray hijabs, and reciting the Quran as they make Islamic declarations of faith. Shekau appears in a separate part of the video, but never with the girls.

“Praise be to Allah, the lord of the world,” the girls in the video chant.

By the way, that “Zionist entity” that Obama attacks and John Kerry denounces as an Apartheid state? “Israel plans to send a team of counterterrorism experts to help“.

For some of us the events in Nigeria hit very close to if not directly home:

Hello all.

This has been an extremely tough month in my country. I have an uncle that lives in Abuja that missed being killed by the bus bomb at the motor park by about an hour. Christians had been threatened in the north all the time in the past, but Boko Haram have just lost their minds because now they are targeting their own. One of the things that I remain mad at til today is how long it took President Clinton (and I really love him) to go see what was happening in Rwanda. The same applies to uncle idiot in the White House now. Unfortunately, leadership I my country still cannot be trusted. That said, bumbles could have easily sent an investigative team along with an interdiction team and those girls could be home now. I am encouraged by the outpouring of support as a result of the protests. I look forward to the world dedicating the resources to match that support. I would ask from everyone here continued prayers. No resources as at yet. Can’t be sure of where any donations would end up.

Charlie Rose interviewed a nun this week that talked about not just the girls in my county, but across Africa that are invisible. I wish there was a way to get her in touch with Hillary. Please take a few minutes and watch. Thank you.”

The world needs the United States to lead. The world needs the values the United States once so proudly lived by. The liberal democratic values of the West must be defended.

In 2008 we lost more than we will ever know. But we will recover and by then the phony Lightbringers will be back in their little caves in the darkness.


A Week In May

Update: We knew it was going to be a busy week but we did not anticipate the return of Monica. Republican/conservative panty sniffers are out in force acting much like the DailyKooks left did in 2008. Cue a Road Runner cartoon with Wile E. Coyote failing again. Republicans/conservatives who think “this time we’ll tie the Clenis to the war on women and then we will win” will only mange to reinforce their “brand” as panty-sniffing never-learn hypocrites and help Hillary in the process. A while back we quoted conservative pundit/analyst Jay Cost on the Clenis and how Republicans never learn, but we write and we write and well, “there is little evidence they have learned from their defeats“. Beep, beep.

Tonight, It’s primary night in North Carolina and Ohio so we will stay off the roads and instead watch the election returns in the Tillis North Carolina race to see if he avoids a debilitating runoff by winning 40% of the vote and thereby thwart Senator Kay Hagen’s scheme borrowed from Claire McCaskill on how to win an election by tampering in your opponent’s primary election.


May brings flowers and sunshine – as well as a lot of news. This first full week of May is event filled.

Monday began the week with the news of leaders held accountable even if they were not entirely at fault. Target’s massive data breach has now cost the company’s CEO his job. Wow, a chief executive held accountable! What a concept! Lo, and behold, the wrong Obama loses his job: This looks like a sad day for the Obama family. Sports Illustrated is reporting that Oregon State has fired basketball coach Craig Robinson, the brother-in-law of first lady Michelle Obama. It’s the wrong Obama!

Speaking of Benghazi, lots of news there too. Now that John Boner, er, Boehner, has finally given in to pressure and declared there will be a select committee to explore the morass of Benghazi we hear more foolish talk from the Obama spokesclown Jay Carney: I don’t know if we’ll cooperate with the Benghazi select committee. Also according to a piano player in the whorehouse Nancy Pelosi and her minions are considering non-cooperation and non-participation in the Benghazi select committee.

This Obama Stonewall Benghazi strategy reminds us of the Wisconsin “fleebagger” strategy which didn’t work. The argument by some is that this is “smart-ish” as a tactic because Obama will be able to taint the select committee as “partisan” and unworthy of serious consideration. This “smarty” argument does not withstand scrutiny for two obvious reasons.

First of all today Boner, er, Boehner names Trey Gowdy chairman of Benghazi select committee . Gowdy is not a fool or incompetent like Darryl Issa. Gowdy knows how to examine a witness and how to stay focused on what matters. Which leads to the second reason why the threats from Obama and henchmen don’t frighten anyone interested in finding out what happened on September 11 in Benghazi.

Second, imagine a committee and hearings populated only with Republicans. Without Obama shills to distract and shout RACISM! and fog up the place with lies, witnesses in public hearings would be grilled like bacon in a blast furnace. More importantly imagine only Republicans present at the behind the scenes depositions of witnesses. If Obama henchmen are not present at those private depositions they won’t know what fresh Hell could break loose. So, we don’t take the threats seriously and if the threats materialize there will be Hell to pay as facts are extracted from witnesses.

One witness we would like to see called to testify is the brother of Ben Rhodes. There are questions he could be asked:

CBS News President David Rhodes described what the “government” believed about the Benghazi attack the day after it happened, saying it was not just a “mob reaction” to a film. [snip]

At this point, Rhodes interjected a parenthetical note about the “pretty alarming” situation saying, “Our government thinks that, you know, there’s a really good chance this was not just a spontaneous mob reaction to what some thought was an offensive film but actually a coordinated effort timed to the 9/11 anniversary.”

“Pretty alarming” but since then CBS news is pretty sleepy.

That’s it baby. That’s what Gowdy must focus on and filter out the noise. The Benghazi attack was a terrorist attack on September 11 for which Barack Obama was completely unprepared. Focus on why the White House did not anticipate and prepare for September 11 attacks. Focus on why there was no special phone number for at risk embassies or American installations to call if and when trouble arose on September 11.

Later this week there will be a vote to establish the select committee. We will also find out sometime this week who will be on that committee and whether or not the Obama protection squads will cut their noses to spite their faces.

Obama? This week Obama if trolling for dollars once again. Repeatedly. On Wednesday it’s California that will welcome the big fleet of climate changing planes. Los Angeles on Wednesday. Four fundraisers on Thursday in LA, San Diego, and San Jose. Climate change Air Force 1 style. Tax payers will get the bill as fig leaf events are gilded on to make it all legal.

On Tuesday, there will be primaries. Ohio, Indiana, and North Carolina are the featured attractions. In Ohio John Boner has a primary challenger which has cleverly mashed “boner” jokes with erectile dysfunction commercials. Boner will have a hard time with this ad:

Boner will likely win his primary even as his challenger has lost his job at a Christian college due to the contents of the ad.

Also on Tuesday we will learn if North Carolina Senator Kay Hagen will succeed with her Clair McCaskill style tactic of choosing her opponent. Hagen’s top opponent is Thom Tillis but unless Tillis gets 40% of the vote there will be a run-off and Hagen will have that much more time to get money and divide the opposition. To that end Kay Hagen has been lying without restraint:

As previously noted, Sen. Kay Hagan (D., N.C.) has attacked her presumptive GOP opponent, Thom Tillis, as a hypocrite for wanting to repeal Obamacare despite having once described it as a “great idea.”

It’s completely dishonest. Tillis did say that, but here’s the full context: ““The majority of the stuff that is in Obamacare is bad, because it’s not fiscally sustainable. It’s a great idea that can’t be paid for.”

Now, Hagan’s campaign is repeating the attack in fliers mailed to Republican voters ahead of the GOP primary on Tuesday. It’s a pretty blatant effort to undermine Tillis’s standing among conservatives; he currently leads the GOP field with 40 percent of the vote, according to the Public Policy Polling, which is precisely the amount he needs to avoid a runoff.

Her support for ObamaCare is killing Hagen in North Carolina so Hagen is trying to kill Tillis with ObamaCare. ObamaCare kills.

That’s Monday and Tuesday in the big news category. While we lament the poor Californians who will suffer later on in the week we will keep our eyes on events scheduled for Wednesday:

Contempt Vote Coming Down on Lerner

The House of Representatives will vote this week on whether to hold former head of tax exempt groups at the IRS Lois Lerner in contempt of Congress. Back in April, the House Oversight Committee voted to hold Lerner in Contempt after she plead the Fifth for a second time in March. Many lawmakers argue Lerner waived her Fifth Amendment rights the first time she testified the first time last year due to making an opening statement before claiming she wished to remain silent.

Since pleading the Fifth for a second time, emails have surfaced showing Lerner was in contact with the Department of Justice about the possible criminal prosecution of conservative tea party groups her special interest friends wanted “shut down.”

Last week, Lerner’s attorney said it would be “un-American” to hold her contempt and asked for a special opportunity to defend and make her case in front of Congress before the contempt vote this week. That request was denied.

So what’s next after the contempt vote? POLITICO has the details:

After the vote, the matter will then most likely move to court, where a judge will determine whether Lerner had a right to invoke her Fifth Amendment right to refuse to answer House GOP lawmakers’ questions about her role in the controversy.

Indeed that is what Politico wishes would happen. What should happen – we wrote about. Congress should prepare for a congressional trial against Lois Lerner because the Department of Justice will do nothing to prosecute the contempt citation which is coming and so richly deserved. Put Lois Lerner in the docket and clone Trey Gowdy for the prosecution.

This brings us to Thursday. ObamaCare is back:

If the president wants to witness a refutation of his assertion that the survival of the Affordable Care Act is assured, come Thursday he should stroll the 13 blocks from his office to the nation’s second-most important court, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals. There he can hear an argument involving yet another constitutional provision that evidently has escaped his notice. It is the origination clause, which says: “All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other bills.” [snip]

What will be argued on Thursday is that what was voted on — the ACA — was indisputably a revenue measure and unquestionably did not originate in the House, which later passed the ACA on another party-line vote. [snip]

In June 2012, a Supreme Court majority accepted a, shall we say, creative reading of the ACA by Chief Justice John Roberts. The court held that the penalty, which the ACA repeatedly calls a penalty, is really just a tax on the activity — actually, the nonactivity — of not purchasing insurance. The individual mandate is not, the court held, a command but merely the definition of a condition that can be taxed. The tax is mild enough to be semi-voluntary; individuals are free to choose whether or not to commit the inactivity that triggers the tax.

The “exaction” — Roberts’s word — “looks,” he laconically said, “like a tax in many respects.” It is collected by the IRS, and the proceeds go to the Treasury for the general operations of the federal government, not to fund a particular program. This surely makes the ACA a revenue measure.

Did it, however, originate in the House? Of course not. [snip]

Two years ago, the Supreme Court saved the ACA by declaring its penalty to be a tax. It thereby doomed the ACA as an unconstitutional violation of the origination clause.

It will be fun to watch the legal gymnasts support ObamaCare now that it is a tax but if it is a tax then it could not be a tax which originated in the Senate so it is a non-tax tax that will tax the legal system’s alleged logic. The lawsuit is HERE.

So, in one week, we get Benghazi, the IRS, ObamaCare. Festering lilies of May.

Let’s not forget the poll released on Monday which is the bill to be paid for Benghazi, the IRS scandal, and the ObamaCare scam:

This Just Might Be The Worst Poll Yet For Democrats

The Republican Party is at its strongest point in two decades heading into midterm elections, according to a new Pew Research-USA Today poll, the latest daunting sign for Democrats ahead of campaign season.

The GOP is at an even stronger point than in previous “wave” elections in 1994 and 2010 and looks poised to make major gains — and possibly take control of the U.S. Senate.

According to the poll, out Monday, Republicans have a 47-43 lead on the generic congressional ballot. That’s a 10-point swing from October, when Democrats, boosted by GOP blame for the federal government shutdown, held a 6-point lead in the Pew poll.

Overall, Democrats are plagued by the still-sluggish economy, the unpopularity of the Affordable Care Act, and the undesirable views of President Obama.

Barack Obama is killing off the party. Perhaps Harry Reid and Nancy Pelousy only care about their national power but we suspect that many other office holders are beginning to realize Obama is going to kill them all:

Control of five state Senates would swing to the GOP with a gain of no more than three seats, and the party is targeting four additional state legislative chambers, believing the political environment favors Republicans this year. …

Republicans are at something of a high-water mark,” said Tim Storey, who tracks elections at the nonpartisan National Conference of State Legislatures. “However, there are still a number of states where Republicans could flip chambers and come out even stronger than they came in.

Colorado, Nevada, Iowa, Oregon, New Hampshire, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Maine are all targets of opportunity for Republicans. In November we will know.

For now, this week in May is planting a lot of seeds that will flower in six months.


Where’s Benghazi Now?

Update III: A comment by Mormaer reminds us all that on April 18 Judicial Watch won the court case which forced the release of the Ben Rhodes memo along with 40 other memos.

On April 19 Barack Obama began to lawyer up:

Which brings us to the strange case of President Obama’s decision to hire Neil Eggleston to be his new White House Counsel.

Eggleston is the kind of guy you go to when someone tells you, “time to lawyer up.” [snip]

Which begs and pleads the question, is Obama looking for more protection for the White House from the various GOP congressional probes, or is he aware of the possibility that something much, much worse could break?

Enter the House Select Committee on Benghazi – Eggleston won’t be enough.

Time to lawyer up dude.


Update II: After resisting the obvious for so long, today the news: Speaker of the House Boehner to appoint select committee on Benghazi. Jake Tapper of CNN knows the White House henchmen are lying. Even David Gregory of Obama cult NBC knows the stink comes from the White House.

We’ve been calling for a select committee almost from the day of the Benghazi attack as the only way to get answers. The Issa committee has been so incompetent that we still don’t even know simple things like “where was Barack Obama?” on that night. Did he go to bed early in order to be fresh for his fundraising trip to California then next day? Where was Obama and what did he do?

The likely Chairman of the select committee on Benghazi is the smart Trey Gowdy whose efforts in the IRS investigation so outclassed Chairman Issa. Perhaps Trey Gowdy will not get distracted by side issues and thereby get the answer to the question that matters: Why was the United States unprepared on September 11 for a potential commemorative attack by Muslim creeps and why was the United States without a quick response military team ready to go on the night of September 11?


Update: As we write below, this story deserves more attention and we are glad it is, because of Sharyl Attkisson: CBS told me it wasn’t relevant to our Benghazi coverage that the president of the news division is Ben Rhodes’s brother.


From the very beginning, on September 11, 2012, we made several points about the terror attacks and deaths of American diplomatic personnel in Benghazi which prove with every passing day to be more and more astute and accurate.

The truth-seeking points we have made from the very beginning, which have not been popular with partisans on any side, are: (1) the central issue and only issue is that this was a terror attack purposely staged on the September 11 anniversary of the Al Qaeda attack on the World Trade Center and the question that must be answered is why the United States was not prepared on a world-wide basis for attacks from Al Qaeda on that very special date; (2) Barack Obama is to blame; (3) the C.I.A. is a major player in all this and until we get honest testimony about what the Benghazi base was really about this will all add up to much of nothing; (4) Big Media is complicit in the Barack Obama cover-up of the death dealing scandals centered around Benghazi; (5) Hillary Clinton will come out smelling like a rose.

Shortly after we made the above 5 points we added a few others: (1) a select committee or a special prosecutor is needed to get answers from Barack Obama and his henchmen; (2) the investigations have been bungled almost beyond repair. We’ll expound on all these points in no particular order and as briefly as possible.

Let’s look at how the Benghazi investigations have been completely bungled.

The latest Benghazi “bombshell” is a memo written by then-White House Deputy Strategic Communications Adviser Benjamin Rhodes which leads directly to the White House as lying creators of the talking points on Benghazi in order to corruptly advance the election of one Barack Obama.

Proof of the bungled Benghazi investigation is clear when one considers that this Benghazi bombshell memo is now public due to the efforts of the private organization Judicial Watch, not congressional investigators. Congressional investigators are unable to find sh*t on a pig farm it seems.

But this talking points memo is a minor detail in what congressional investigators should be focused on. What should congressional investigators be focused on? How about the only fact that matters. The only fact that matters? What is that? Well, the only fact that matters is our original point #1: (1) the central issue and only issue is that this was a terror attack purposely staged on the September 11 anniversary of the Al Qaeda attack on the World Trade Center and the question that must be answered is why the United States was not prepared on a world-wide basis for attacks from Al Qaeda on that very special date

And by the way, are we asking too much when we say that the brother of Benjamin Rhodes might be someone that should be mentioned in a consistent manner by anyone who wants to get to the bottom of what happened in Benghazi? It’s all about Big Media complicity in the cover-up of deadly lies concerning the Benghazi terror attack:

Today, Lasky notes that Rhodes’s brother heads CBS News, which recently lost reporter Sharyl Attkisson – at least partly, she alleges, because the network did not like her reporting on Benghazi and other Obama administration scandals, including Operation Fast & Furious.

CBS President David Rhodes, brother of Benjamin Rhodes, got rid of Sharly Attkisson in part because of her Benghazi reports. Does anyone think that is is a fact worth emphasizing? Does anyone think that maybe CBS can be shamed into at least mentioning the Benghazi scandal in their network news broadcasts if congressional committees or someone/something consistently mentions this sibling Big Media connection?

Congressional investigators can’t find sh*t on a pig farm, blood in a blood bank, or ugly outfits in Michelle Obama’s closet. It’s more than time for a select committee of experienced prosecutors with a hired experienced prosecutor for staff lawyer that knows how to ask questions and get answers. What we have now is an army of fools trying to prove what is more than obvious to everyone: the September 11 2012 attack in Benghazi was a premeditated terrorist attack.

But most importantly how about sticking to what matters and not the peripheral? Today, Darryl Issa’s congressional committee is once again investigating everything but the central issue about Benghazi. Instead of demanding to know why the United States was unprepared on SEPTEMBER 11 for a terrorist attack, the committee gloried in post-terrorist attack musings from a USAF general: “We should have tried” to respond to Benghazi attack.

Um, isn’t the question that needs to be answered why the United States was not on alert on September 11 for a terrorist attack? A focus on lack of preparation and “we should have tried” after the attacks sort of misses the point doesn’t it?

Missing the point has been the hallmark of congressional investigators. On October 10, 2012 the Issa’s Government Oversight Committee held a hearing on Benghazi. We tried to help the committee unravel the Sunday Susan Rice “Libya Fibya”:

First draw the organizational chart. Hillary Clinton is the Secretary of State and she runs the State Department. But it is not that simple. Recall that in 2009 Barack Obama put in one of his enforcers as the #2 at the State Department in order to thwart Hillary Clinton and to keep eyes on her.

Recall also that Susan Rice, an Obama supporter in 2008, was placed by Obama without Hillary Clinton’s input as United Nations Ambassador. Rice was supposed to be a power center against Hillary Clinton and therefore was also given cabinet level status and a direct line to Barack Obama without having to go through the Secretary of State.

Also in 2009 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was purposefully circumvented when Obama appointed special envoys to coordinate policy with him, not Hillary, in major areas of foreign policy. [snip]

Susan Rice was deployed by Barack Obama to go on political shows in order to lie about what happened in Libya. It was the Sunday of the Libya Fibya.

Hillary Clinton refused to go on the Sunday talk shows to do the Libya Fibya and Obama did not trust her to go on the Sunday talk shows to Libya Fibya on his behalf. Still, many believe that Hillary Clinton 2016 is cooked, burnt to a crisp, because of Benghazi.

We’ll have more to say on Hillary Clinton’s record at the State Department and what she did there in an upcoming post. For now we can say that the full record of Hillary Clinton and Benghazi is yet to be written. Answers will have to be provided and the truth of what happened in Benghazi revealed fully. But is Hillary Clinton 2016 doomed because of Benghazi? Um, no.

As we have written repeatedly the only way to destroy Hillary Clinton 2016 is to tie her to Barack Obama. If Republicans want to destroy Hillary Clinton 2016 they must make sure the electorate sees Hillary Clinton 2016 as a third Obama term. If Hillary Clinton 2016 wants to win they have to make sure Hillary Clinton’s message in 2016 is “it’s time for a change.”

What do the latest Benghazi revelations tell us about Hillary Clinton 2016? Karl Rove talking to Bill O’Reilly on April 30 thinks Hillary Clinton 2016 is helped by the Ben Rhodes Benghazi memo.

Starting at 3:45, after a good summary discussion of the latest events, Bill O’Reilly gets to what everyone is politics-wise interested in. At the 4:50 mark, Karl Rove with O’Reilly in full agreement says that Hillary Clinton 2016 will run away from Barack Obama, blame Barack Obama, and succeed because of the separation from Barack Obama.

Karl Rove thinks that it is “ironic” that the Ben Rhodes memo will help Hillary Clinton 2016. What is really ironic is that one of Hillary Clinton’s most virulent enemies in the White House will unwittingly provide the knife to stick in the backstabbing Barack Obama.

So where are we in Benghazi? We still require a select committee to investigate Benghazi. If not Benghazi is nowhere. The Benghazi investigation goes nowhere.

At some point the truth about what happened in Benghazi will emerge. As we wrote in September 12, 2012 the truth should have emerged before the November 2012 elections. But that did not happen. The truth will have to emerge before 2016 if not before November 2014.

Do not expect Big Media to do the job of digging out the truth and exposing it. More lawsuits will have to ferret out the truth. A select committee of the House of Representatives is still needed.

In short, until the House of Representatives decides to do it’s job properly and effectively by appointing a competent select committee – Benghazi is nowhere.