What is the Tunnel Wall?

.........................A timely collection of conservative articles about liberal influences on politics and culture in America ......................

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Krauthammer; Election Day looking like a referendum on competence

Charles Krauthammer
... "Moreover, here is a president who proclaims the reduction of inequality to be the great cause of his administration. Yet it has radically worsened in his six years. The 1 percent are doing splendidly in the Fed-fueled stock market, even as median income has fallen.
"Second is the question of competence. The list of disasters is long, highlighted by the Obamacare rollout, the Veterans Affairs scandal and the pratfalls of the once-lionized Secret Service. Beyond mere incompetence is government intrusiveness and corruption, as in the overreach of national security surveillance and IRS targeting of politically disfavored advocacy groups."
Political Cartoons by Bob Gorrell
"But there’s a third factor contributing to the nation’s deepening anxiety — a sense of helplessness and confusion abroad as, in the delicate phrase of our secretary of defense, “the world is exploding all over.”

"Most voters don’t care about the details of Ukraine, the factions in Libya or the precise battle lines of the Islamic State. But they do have a palpable sense of American weakness."
Political Cartoons by Nate Beeler

Black Awakening — Black American Leaders See Real Hope with the GOP

The Wrecking-Ball-in-Chief

New James O’Keefe video: North Carolina campaign workers encourage non-citizens to vote

Hot Air  "Man, did O’Keefe pick the right moment and the right state for this clip. By now everyone in conservative media has seen that bombshell Old Dominion study claiming that Democrat-heavy non-citizen votes may have delivered a Senate seat to Al Franken six years ago, which made a filibuster-proof majority possible for ObamaCare two years later. That same study claimed that Obama’s 2008 margin of victory in — ta da — North Carolina might also have been provided by non-citizens. And now here we are, five days away from a major midterm election in which control of the Senate hangs in the balance, and Kay Hagan’s leading Thom Tillis by one thin point in good ol’ NC. If she wins that race by a thousand votes, you’ll have confidence in the integrity of the outcome, won’t you?  (Emphases added)

John Fund; Non-Citizens Are Voting  

"A new study by two Old Dominion University professors, based on survey data from the Cooperative Congressional Election Study, indicated that 6.4 percent of all non-citizens voted illegally in the 2008 presidential election, and 2.2 percent in the 2010 midterms. Given that 80 percent of non-citizens lean Democratic, they cite Al Franken ’s 312-vote win in the 2008 Minnesota U.S. Senate race as one likely tipped by non-citizen voting. As a senator, Franken cast the 60th vote needed to make Obamacare law."


Ann Coulter   "In the past week, The New York Times has ridiculed Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Gov. Chris Christie for having "fed panic" by ordering quarantines for health workers arriving from Ebola-plagued countries.
   " NBC News' Brian Williams opened his broadcast last Friday announcing that the Obama administration was trying "to restrain the Ebola panic."

    "MSNBC's Rachel Maddow complained that the "hysteria" over Ebola was getting "stupider."

    "I haven't noticed any panic. If you want panic, review media coverage of the police shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. That hair-on-fire coverage was based entirely, it turns out, on the media's gullibly swallowing inaccurate accounts of the incident.

" For decades liberals have terrified soccer moms about a slew of imaginary terrors: global warming, Alar on apples, breast implants, heterosexual AIDS, nuclear war, and Republicans taking away their birth control. " ...
Within the past few years, Rachel Maddow has been panicked about (among many, many other things):

    -- Right-wing hillbillies murdering census workers (the census worker committed suicide in an attempted insurance fraud);

     -- Republican budget cuts killing us when bridges collapse (the Minnesota bridge collapsed because of a design flaw, not budget cuts);

    -- Gun rights supporters plotting another Oklahoma City bombing (they had assembled on April 19, the anniversary of the bombing -- which also happens to be the anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord).\
   Full article

Debate moderator Stephanopoulos partnered with Shaheen on Bill Clinton campaign

Big Government   ... "Earlier in the video, Shaheen endorses Clinton’s re-election campaign—an endorsement, among the others in the video, Stephanopoulos was there to accept on Clinton’s behalf.

“For 25 years, [State Sen.] Susan McClane has served in the House and Senate of this state as the conscience to remind us in New Hampshire that the values we’ve outlined are the family values that we all should support,” Shaheen said. “She’s here today to point out that it’s President Clinton who’s the only candidate for re-election—for the presidency in 1996—that truly supports those family values.”   (Emphasis gleefully added)

A reminder that Obamacare is lurking around the corner

So many of us know people with bankrupting afflictions and fear for their ability to afford proper treatment. For them, any failures of the new health care system will not be humorous, but a nightmare.  TD

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

VDH asks: What’s with rich liberals who blast other people for being rich?

Victor Davis Hanson
Hillary Clinton is center stage at a fundraiser for the UNLV Foundation, October 13, 2014. (Ethan Miller/Getty)
"In early October, Barack Obama went to a $32,000-a-head fundraiser at the 20-acre estate of the aptly named billionaire Richie Richman. The day before he charmed his paying audience of liberal 1 percenters, Obama had sent out an e-mail alleging that Republicans were “in the pocket of billionaires.” Does that mean that Republicans who accept cash from billionaire supporters are always in their pockets, but that when the president does likewise, he never is? And if so, on what grounds is he exempt from his own accusations?

"In mid-October, Hillary Clinton gave a short lecture at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas bewailing the crushing costs of a university education. “Higher education,” Clinton thundered, “shouldn’t be a privilege for those able to afford it.”

Here is a little math for you:
One reason tuition and student indebtedness have soared — UNLV’s tuition is set to go up by 17 percent next year — is that universities pay exorbitant fees to multimillionaire speakers like Hillary Clinton. College foundations sprout up to raise money for perks that might not pass transparent university budgeting. Clinton — or her own foundation — reportedly charged a university foundation $225,000 for a talk lasting less than an hour. For that sum, she could have paid the tuition of over 320 cash-strapped UNLV students. Is there a Clinton Tuition Fund, to which Hillary contributes a portion of her honoraria to exempt herself from the ramifications of her own accusations?

Finally the Cartoonists Notice Hillary

Michael Ramirez Cartoon
Political Cartoons by Lisa Benson
Hillary: On Second Thought, Maybe Businesses and Corporations Do Create Jobs!  "Apparently that “anybody” now includes Hillary Clinton herself.
"On Monday Clinton tried to re-write Friday’s line.
On Monday at a campaign event for New York Rep. Sean Maloney, a former aide to President Bill Clinton, Clinton went for a do-over, saying, “Let me be absolutely clear about what I’ve been saying for a couple of decades: Our economy grows when businesses and entrepreneurs create good-paying jobs here in an America where workers and families are empowered to build from the bottom up and the middle out — not when we hand out tax breaks for corporations that outsource jobs or stash their profits overseas.”
Political Cartoons by Henry Payne
Political Cartoons by Bob Gorrell

...Just to put things in perspective, the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll gives Clinton a 53-point lead over Warren nationally in a hypothetical Democratic nomination battle. A University of New Hampshire poll has Clinton ahead by 40 points in Warren’s backyard. The 2014 midterms aren’t even over yet and there’s no indication Warren intends to run. And yet merely hearing the footsteps was enough for Clinton to attempt co-opt Warren’s populist message in an embarrassingly clumsy way.

"Tobin chalks up the gaffe to Hillary’s inauthenticity problem:" ...
Political Cartoons by Nate Beeler

Obama, Netanyahu, and that adjective

Weekly Standard Reports: White House Does Not Deny Bibi 'Chickens***' Comment "TWS received the statement after asking the Office of the Vice President if the anonymous comments were made by Vice President Joe Biden. Biden spokesperson Kendra Barkoff did not confirm or deny that Biden was the official quoted by Goldberg. A similar request to State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki, asking if Secretary of State John Kerry or any other State Department officials made the "chickens***" comment, has not been answered, nor has a request to the White House press office."
Senior Obama official: Israeli PM Netanyahu is 'chickens***'  "Add another item to the list of insults officials in the Obama administration have lobbed at Benjamin Netanyahu.

"A senior Obama administration official recently described the Israeli prime minister as “chickenshit,” according to Jeffrey Goldberg of The Atlantic.

"The list also includes descriptions such as "recalcitrant, myopic, reactionary, obtuse, blustering, pompous, and 'Aspergery,' " according to Goldberg.

"RELATED: The history behind the awkward Obama—Netanyahu relationship"

What a Senior Obama Admin. Official Reportedly Called Netanyahu Signals Relations Are at a ‘Full-Blown Crisis’

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Bibi Netanyahu and Barack Obama back in their younger days

Netanyahu responds to Obama official's slur

Even Netanyahu's political rival Naftali Bennett came to his defense:
...“Not the leader of Syria who has massacred 150,000 of his citizens, nor the leader of Saudi Arabia who stones women and homosexuals, nor the leader of Iran who murdered demonstrators for freedom were called ‘chickens***,’” Bennett (pictured, right) wrote.
“The prime minister is not a private individual, but the leader of the Jewish State and the Jewish world as a whole. Serious curses such as these against the Israeli Prime Minister are harmful to millions of citizens of Israel and Jews worldwide,” Bennett wrote in a statement on his Facebook page.
“Israel is the only democratic nation in the Middle East and has been fighting for its existence for 66 years,” he continued. “Israel is the forward bastion of the free world in the face of Islamic terrorist of Islamic State, Hezbollah and Iran.”
“Instead of attacking Israel and forcing it to accept suicidal terms, it should be strengthened. I call on the US administration to renounce these coarse comments and to reject them” Bennett wrote.
“Israel is stronger than all those who curse it,” he added.

The Obama administration is publicly insulting and provoking our former best ally in the Middle East,Israel.  "President Obama has never, ever in his life demonstrated anything close to physical courage. For that matter, it is hard to come up with an example of political or moral courage from the man notorious for throwing former friends under the bus. A man notable for his lack of guts should choose his anonymous spokesman’s epithets more carefully." 

ISIS INSIDE America, NOT Just At Texas Border As Reported!Readying To Pounce…

Adina Kutnicki
Links in this article take us to Bare Naked Islam “The West are idiots and fools,” one fighter taunted, according to Reuters. “They think we are waiting for them to give us visas to go and attack them or that we will attack with our beards or even Islamic outfits. 
“They think they can distinguish us these days – they are fools and more than that they don’t know we can play their game in intelligence. They infiltrated us with those who pretend to be Muslims and we have also penetrated them with those who look like them.” 

Wisconsin Crowd Begins Leaving During Obama Speech

  Argus Hamilton says:
The New York Mercantile Exchange attributed the forty-dollar per barrel fall in oil prices in the last four months to reduction in gasoline usage. The worse the economy gets, the lower the price of oil. So if President Obama were given one more term in office, gasoline would be free.

 American Glob   "This happened to him just recently in Maryland, too.

"Via The Weekly Standard…
Crowd Begins to File Out While Obama Speaks in Wisconsin
As President Obama spoke this evening in Wisconsin, the crowd began to file out. Here’s video that captures some folks leaving, even as Obama’s voice can be heard in the background:

Crowd Begins to File Out While Obama Speaks in Wisconsin  "Mike Lowe, a political reporter, also made the observation on Twitter. "Some people --not a lot, but some -- are leaving as the President is speaking," wrote Lowe."
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