Friday, June 29, 2012

Obamacare taunts from the civil left

Ethel C. Fenig: Democratic three word summaries of Obamacare decision  "Patrick Gaspard, Executive Director of the Democratic National Committee, tweeted the following summary on the Supreme Court Obamacare decision."
                           it's constitutional. Bitches.

"According to Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit Gaspard also tweeted this but then deleted it:" 
....Gloating about the ruling, Obama followed up with this oh so modest tweet  
                             Presidents tried to pass health care reform for decades-and this one got it       done.

Weasel Zippers interprets this report as: Obama Taunts Romney After Supreme Court Ruling…

And liberal, conservaphobic cartoonist Pat Oliphant gloats this way:

Obamacare conservative reading list

Charles Krauthammer: Why Roberts did it   "The law stands, thus obviating any charge that a partisan court overturned duly passed legislation. And yet at the same time the commerce clause is reined in. By denying that it could justify the imposition of an individual mandate, Roberts draws the line against the inexorable decades-old expansion of congressional power under the commerce clause fig leaf.
"Law upheld, Supreme Court’s reputation for neutrality maintained. Commerce clause contained, constitutional principle of enumerated powers reaffirmed."

J. Christian Adams: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in the Court Decision
"There will be lots of analysis and spin today on the Supreme Court’s decision. But here is all you need to know. The Court got the Commerce Clause part right, but so what? They were never going to find the mandate within the power of the Commerce Clause. The Court, on the other hand, disregarded the position of the government and read the law to be a tax, and therefore within the power of the Constitution."

Roger Kimball:SCOTUS and ObamaCare: The Search for a Silver Lining  "There is also the issue of whether overturning legislation judicially (as distinct from repealing it legislatively) is a habit to be encouraged. Right and Left complain about “judicial activism” whenever the court’s activity goes against legislation they like. “Activism” is not the issue so much as the proper role of the courts in our tripartite system. There is something to be said for limiting the use of the courts as a legislative tool."
Andrew C. McCarthy: ObamaCare Ruling: Pure Fraud and No Due Process  "The ObamaCare mandate was enacted as a penalty flowing from Congress’s Commerce Clause power. It has been upheld as a tax flowing from Congress’s power to tax-and-spend under the General Welfare Clause. As the dissent sharply demonstrates, the contention that the mandate could have been enacted as a tax is frivolous. Meanwhile our country, trillions of dollars in debt and rapidly sinking further, desperately needs a debate about the limits of Congress’s power to tax and spend for the general welfare."
Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy
Rand SimbergThe chief justice threw down the gauntlet on Thursday to those of us who support limited government.

American Thinker: The Chief Justice Done Good  "Chief Justice John Roberts has handed a remarkable victory to American conservatives by threading the judicial needle with perfect precision.  The initial disappointment collectively felt by Americans who had hoped for a Supreme Court ruling that would overturn Obamacare soon will be replaced, upon further reflection, by the excitement that will come with a fuller appreciation of what the Chief Justice has wrought."
As Laura Ingraham asked, if this decision is such a good deal for conservatives, why weren't we hoping all along this would be approved?  Or maybe some did and we were too obtuse to recognize it.
Political Cartoons by Bob Gorrell
Breitbart isn't so optimistic and I'm afraid with good reason: What Long-Run Victory?
"Conservatives who are trying to salvage a little “hope and change” from Chief Justice John Roberts’s disastrous ruling in the Obamacare case yesterday argue that the limits the Court placed on the Commerce Clause and the power of the federal government vis à vis the states are victories for conservatives in the long run. But in this case, the short run is the long run: Obamacare will change our society forever--and not for the better." Via Lucianne

Big Government: The Path to 50  "Contrary to popular opinion, Republicans don’t need a 60-vote majority to ram through an Obamacare repeal – as Ken Klukowski pointed out yesterday, “The only way to stop Obamacare now is with a one-page repeal bill that must be passed by the House and Senate. Because it would reduce the deficit you can pass it with 51 votes as a reconciliation bill in the Senate; you don’t need 60 votes.” "  Via Lucianne
Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Perfect fit, sayeth the Supreme Court

High court upholds key part of Obama health law

AP  "The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the individual insurance requirement at the heart of President Barack Obama's historic health care overhaul.
"The decision means the huge overhaul, still only partly in effect, will proceed and pick up momentum over the next several years, affecting the way that countless Americans receive and pay for their personal medical care. The ruling also hands Obama a campaign-season victory in rejecting arguments that Congress went too far in requiring most Americans to have health insurance or pay a penalty."
What Happened to John Roberts?    "It does not have the force power, but the four judges, justices who dissented -- Scalia, Alito, Thomas, Kennedy -- made it plain in their dissent that this was nothing constitutional about this act.  They found nothing in it.  They plainly said, in their dissent, the whole thing should have been tossed out.  You can't have a greater divide than what we had.  You've got the four libs, who, it's never even considered that they might change their tune.  And the chief justice, who we know now I think is a creature of the Washington establishment, a creature of the notion that government is the center of the universe.  It's pretty obvious.  But the four justices who dissented, they didn't even want to get into the idiosyncrasies of the majority opinion.  They found the whole thing tossable."  Rush Limbaugh

More from Rush: Our Only Choice: Win Elections  "Ladies and gentlemen, we are not, as a people, as free as we were at 10:15 this morning. We didn't lose a war. No foreign enemy is taking away our liberties. Our own government did this. We're not nearly as free as we were five hours ago."

"Read my lips - NOT A TAX!"

The politics of the ObamaCare decision (repeatedly updated with dissents)

Thomas Lifson  "It looks to me that there are some sweet lemons for conservatives in the ObamaCare decision. Before we burn the chief justice in effigy, let's read the decision and think about the implications.
"First of all, upholding ObamaCare is going to energize opposition to Obama, and the determination to elect a Congress that can repeal and replace it.  Just a day ago, the MSM was telling us it would be a plus for Obama if the act were held unconstitutional because it would take the issue off the table and weaken his opposition.  
"On the other hand, as Rick Moran points out, "it gives Obama a big boost;  everyone likes a winner."
Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy
 Rosslyn Smith: Back to We the People
"The promises Roberts made during his confirmation hearings cut both ways.  If Roberts doesn't believe in legislating from the bench, as the Warren court did in the face of legislative inaction, he made clear today that he also doesn't believe in using the Court to overturn ill conceived or simply unworkable laws if there are any arguments under  which they can be upheld -- at least in cases that do not directly involve the Bill of Rights.  As I look at the opinion I suspect Justice Roberts may be playing long ball here."
Political Cartoons by Bob Gorrell
More from American Thinker:
Hard Questions for Conservatives In the Wake of SCOTUS Ruling  "Obviously, hitching conservative fortunes to Republican judicial appointees, and the Republican Party generally, has been a failure. Is it time for a conservative third party?"

The Power to Tax is the Power to Destroy  "This interpretation is a splash of acid in the face for limited government libertarians. If any activity mandated by Congress accompanied by a money transaction can be construed as a tax, despite its commerce clause proscriptions, there is no limit to the power of the federal government over our lives."

Big Government: Did Roberts Give in to Obama's Bullying?  Many speculate "that Chief Justice John Roberts switched his vote at a late stage. If so, it would appear that the Chief Justice may have succumbed to the bullying meted out by President Barack Obama, who attacked the Court in the aftermath of oral arguments in March, when Obamacare seemed headed for certain defeat."

What Just Happened to the Rule of Law?

Warning Signs
"Following the Obamacare decision, The Heartland Institute’s Maureen Martin, a Senior Fellow for Legal Affairs, said, “Today’s decision will go down in infamy. It marks the moment when we all lost our freedom because the Supreme Court drew a road map to guide those dedicated to imposing a totalitarian, statist government on the American people.” "
"A Heartland colleague, Peter Ferrara, a member of the bar of the Supreme Court and a Senior Fellow for Entitlement and Budget Policy, said “The Supreme Court of the United States just endorsed the most fundamental dishonesty of our politics today. The President intimidated Chief Justice John Roberts like Hugo Chavez intimidates the Venezuelan Supreme Court. The rule of law is now dead. The American people have only one more chance now to save their country.” 
"Heartland is a non-profit, free market think tank."

Obamacare After the Court/ Reading List on the Obamacare Decision

Morning Bell  
"The policy landscape will change dramatically after 10 a.m. today. If the Supreme Court does not strike down Obamacare in its entirety, Congress should move to repeal it. Americans support repeal of the health care law, as they have demonstrated in more than 100 polls since it passed in 2010. The infamous individual mandate is only the beginning of the problems Americans face under this law.  Most importantly, Americans need real health care reform, and we need to begin moving toward a patient-friendly system where people have the freedom to choose the care that is best for them.
"Beyond the Individual Mandate"....
1. The Taxes. It is often forgotten that in addition to being a massive federal power grab, Obamacare contains one of the largest tax increases ever imposed on the American economy—at a time when job growth should be the nation's number one priority.2. Deficits and Debt.....3. The HHS Mandate.....4. The Bureaucratic Micromanagement of American Health Care.....
Alan Caruba: The Liars Have Triumphed  "As reported: On the losing end of a 5-4 decision, Justices Anthony Kennedy, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito said that the entire health care reform law should have been struck down. 
"They wrote:
The Act before us here exceeds federal power both in mandating the purchase of health insurance and in denying non-consenting states all Medicaid funding. These parts of the Act are central to its design and operation, and all the Act's other provisions would not have been enacted without them. In our view it must follow that the entire statute is inoperative.
"Obamacare is a blow to state's rights as sovereign republics."

Meet your government's new healthcare enforcer here.
"Although the Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate as an exercise of the Tax Power, a majority of the justices also ruled that it is not a legitimate exercise of Congress’ powers under the Commerce Clause. In doing so, they endorsed the plaintiffs’ argument that the individual mandate exceeds the scope of the Commerce power because it does not regulate “economic activity,” but instead targets inactivity. Chief Justice Roberts also noted that upholding the mandate on this basis would lead to unconstrained congressional authority to enact other mandates:"....
"The problem is that Roberts then proceeds to “empower Congress to make those decisions” for us under the guise of imposing taxes. More on that point soon." Watch here.

WSJ: The ObamaCare Tax  "...what is certain is that what saved the law was the "ObamaCare tax." The Court ruled that the individual mandate to purchase health care or face a fine is a tax, not a requirement. 
"In other words, the Court said that Congress can impose a "tax" on people if they don't buy health insurance."
Courting Disaster  "Chuck" posted this comment:
"It is offical. The Constitution is dead. Next up:
- You will buy a Chevy Volt … or pay a special tax.- You will have a specific, healthy, body-mass index … or pay a special tax.- You will have a cholesterol level below 190 … or pay a special tax.- You will vote democrat … or pay a special tax.- You will renounce your religious beliefs and worship the government … or pay a special tax.- You will work at the job we give you for the salary we dictate … or pay a special tax.
"Okay, maybe some of it is extreme, but I can sure see some of it actually happening, and this is just the tip of the iceberg. No, the government can force us to do anything they want us to do … or pay a special tax."
Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Support the President with your wedding gifts

Black Lawmakers Plot 'Walkout Strategy' During Holder Contempt Vote

National Journal  "The Congressional Black Caucus has called a members-only "emergency" meeting on Thursday to plot a "walkout strategy" ahead of the scheduled contempt vote of Attorney General Eric Holder later in the day.

"The plans, detailed in an email from the executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus obtained by the Alley, include circulating a letter disapproving of the vote and having lawmakers walk out of the Capitol to hold a press conference during the roll call.
"The letter, a draft of which is being circulated for signatures, accuses the GOP leadership of "rushing recklessly to a contempt vote." The letter is being circulated among the Black, Hispanic, Asian and Progressive caucuses, among other."

Good Grief!… New Obama Regulations Limit Slope on Mini-Golf Holes

Although the Justice Department has extended the deadline for America’s hotels to comply with regulations regarding handicap access to swimming pools, new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) guidelines are already being applied at miniature golf courses, driving ranges, amusement parks, shooting ranges and saunas.Among the provisions in the “Revised ADA Standards for Accessible Design,” which went into effect on March 15, is one requiring businesses to allow miniature horses on their premises as guide animals for the disabled. Another limits the height of slopes on miniature golf holes. (Emphasis in the original)
More regulations discussed here.

CPUSA Says Re-electing Obama is “Absolutely Essential”

Canada Free Press  "Since 1988, the CPUSA has not run its own candidates for president and vice-president, preferring instead to work through the Democratic Party. Its support for Obama in 2008 and again this year has been open and outspoken.  (Emphasis added)

"The Case article offers a rationale, mostly on economic grounds, for getting Obama re-elected to a second term. He claims that the Republicans intend to do on a national level what Scott Walker has done as governor in Wisconsin—reduce government spending and the power of organized labor. Case refers to the prospect of a national “Walker-like regime.” Case laments the fact that “many private sector workers,” including 25 percent of Wisconsin union members, supported Walker.
"In that case, as we have reported [2], Obama’s progressive allies were soundly defeated by Walker and his conservative backers."


Ann Coulter  "The Obama administration has almost certainly engaged in the most shockingly vile corruption scandal in the history of the country, not counting the results of Season Eight on "American Idol."

"Administration officials intentionally put guns into the hands of Mexican drug cartels, so that when the guns taken from Mexican crime scenes turned out to be American guns, Democrats would have a reason to crack down on gun sellers in the United States. 
"Democrats will never stop trying to take our guns away. They see something more lethal than a salad shooter and wet themselves."Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez
...."Unfortunately for the Democrats, some brave whistleblower inside the government leaked details of this monstrous scheme. As soon as Congress and the public demanded answers, Holder clammed up. He just says "oops" -- and accuses Republicans of racism."

 "Either you or your most senior advisers were involved in managing Operation Fast and Furious and the fallout from it, including the false Feb. 4, 2011 letter provided by the attorney general to the committee," Issa wrote to Obama. "Or, you are asserting a presidential power that you know to be unjustified solely for the purpose of further obstructing a congressional investigation."

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

OK, Arizona, this is the way it's gonna be...

" "The Supreme Court handed down its decision on the Arizona immigration law yesterday, striking some portions of the law in a 5-3 ruling but unanimously upholding immigration status checks by law enforcement. The Obama Administration countered by announcing it would tell Arizona to release most of the people whose status was in question." "

Boortz: Supreme Court fallout on Arizona ruling
"As the opposition, Justice Scalia wrote:  “to say, as the Court does, that Arizona contradicts federal law by enforcing applications of the Immigration Act that the President declines to enforce boggles the mind.  If securing its territory in this fashion is not within the power of Arizona, we should cease referring to it as a sovereign State.” "
Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel

Monday, June 25, 2012


Mychal Massie  "It is not about race – and shame on Sharpton for attempting to make it so. How dare he use race as a ploy to prevent Holder from cooperating with Congress and any other law enforcement agency that deems it necessary to investigate his role in the commission of a crime. The idea that Holder is somehow above the law or that he is protected from having to comply with the investigation in totality flies in the face of our system of jurisprudence.
Political Cartoons by Glenn Foden

"President Nixon and all of his senior staff had to comply with the investigation into Watergate; all those involved in the savings and loan scandal known as the Keating Five had to comply – to mention but two incidents. But Sharpton would have us believe that because Holder is black and the attorney general he is somehow above this. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was held in contempt of Congress and was forced to comply with the congressional investigation into the firing of Justice Department attorneys."

How to Say, “Fork Obama!” Without Being Arrested? (Updated)

John W. Lillpop  "In his hyper-egotistical, narcissistic mind, President Obama assumes that he has a strangle- hold on the Latino vote, both legal and otherwise.
"However, the Secret Service, those sterling folks charged with protecting the President from harm, are apparently not quite so sure.
"As reported at the reference, in part, Latinos gathered for a speech by The One in Florida were not allowed to keep their forks, and knives were missing altogether before Obama took the stage:" was announced that forks would be collected before Obama took the stage. It was also mentioned that knives, too, were entirely absent from the lunch for "a reason."

  Spork Semper Tyrannis  "Of course, the Latinos present weren't offended because cutlery is always removed from a room in which Obama speaks and...wait. Hang on. What's that..?
"Oh, we need to offer a correction. It turns out there are tons of dinners and fundraising events where the crowd is considered trustworthy enough to keep their forks. Assuming they're Hollywood celebrities or, you know, not Latinos."

Who will clean up the wreckage caused by the Obama "foreign policy"

Putin in Israel upstages Obama, points up waning U.S. influence  "At the same time, it  points up a corresponding weakening of U.S. influence -- most notably by an inevitable comparison with Barack Obama's failure to visit Israel on his presidential watch.  While Obama was quick to visit Cairo and to reach out to the Arab world after his inauguration, he has yet to set foot in Israel three years later -- an absence that has soured many Israelis.
"Furthermore, Putin's presence in Israel, coupled with Obama's absence, serves to underscore a raft of U.S. diplomatic failures in responding to the "Arab Spring" -- with the White House initially celebrating popular revolutions and then only belatedly discovering the dark side of these upheavals."
Israel to press visiting Putin on Iran  "The Iranian nuclear program will top the agenda — and the steely Russian president, widely viewed as coddling the Iranians, may hold the key to avoiding a potential slide into another Middle East war."

Putin to Israel: Iran won't get a nuclear bomb. No need for an Israeli strike  "The high point of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s noteworthy 90-minute talk with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem Monday, June 25, was Putin’s firm assertion that Iran will not get a nuclear bomb. This is disclosed exclusively by DEBKAfile’s Jerusalem and Moscow sources."
Jerusalem Post
Le Point, France: Five months before the presidential elections, Israel is worried about a U.S. policy considered timorous in regards to Iran — worried enough to disrupt the game.  "But Netanyahu, an Israeli who, having spent a portion of his life in the U.S., knows it best, is led to believe that Obama's opponent, Mitt Romney when he declared recently: "If we re-elect Barack Obama, Iran will have a nuclear weapon. If you elect me as president, Iran will not have a nuclear weapon." Netanyahu is skeptical about the chances of Romney winning the White House, but remembers that after his 2008 election, Obama offered a hand to the Iranians to create more normalized relations. And Tehran took the opportunity to accelerate its nuclear program."

Kitabat, Iraq: A Letter to President Obama    
"Would you be incapable of suppressing the militias and other armed groups if they were to attack the people in one of your states and take over the streets? Would you stay at home and leave the people to fend for themselves? So, why did you leave us at the mercy of militias although you are well aware of the situation on the ground? You are the ones who brought about the new complicated situation in Iraq that is prevalent today."


Big Hollywood  "Of course, Panetta is working for Barack Obama, who certainly plans to use the movie to bolster his image, so it’s a safe bet to assume someone in the Administration is lying here. To get the unvarnished truth, we turn to Judicial Watch, which was the gutsy organization that filed suit to gain access to the documents detailing exactly what the Administration did do.

"On July 13, 2011, internal CIA email indicates that Bigelow and Boal were granted access to “the Vault,” which is described as the CIA building where some of the tactical planning for the bin Laden raid took place:"...
" As Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton cogently stated:"
These documents, which took nine months and a federal lawsuit to disgorge from the Obama administration, show that politically-connected film makers were giving extraordinary and secret access to bin Laden raid information, including the identity of a Seal Team Six leader. It is both ironic and hypocritical that the Obama administration stonewalled Judicial Watch’s pursuit of the bin Laden death photos, citing national security concerns, yet seemed willing to share intimate details regarding the raid to help Hollywood filmmakers release a movie ‘perfectly timed to give a home-stretch boost’ to the Obama campaign.
 Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez

More politically correct superheroes

Don't need no stinkin' law and order!

Political Cartoons by Michael Ramirez
: Immigration ruling disappoints the no-enforcement crowd  " In this, Obama has finally achieved the status of not being Bush. His predecessor helped craft and fought for a comprehensive immigration bill. Obama could have done the same, but didn’t."

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Should Christians Disengage from Politics?

Sodahead "There used to be a time when we did live a quiet and tranquil life because there was a time when Christians engaged their world culturally and politically. The goal has never been to save the world through politics but to put politics in its proper place. Our false sense of quietude and tranquility have gotten us to the place where we are losing what many fought so hard to gain.

"What if a government starts molesting people for their beliefs or even their mere existence? What should a Christian do? The slave trade, the holocaust, and racial discrimination come to mind. The anti-slave trade was headed up by Christians. Study the life of William Wilberforce (1759-1833) if you don’t believe me. So was the civil rights movement."  Via Godfather Politics

Gay pride in the era of Obama and the Democrats

Nice Party, Barack… Gay Activists Flip Off Reagan at White House Pride Party
Moe:  Zoe Strauss on her Facebook page: “Oh, make no mistake, I think Reagan was an absolute monster and I hate what he did to the United States and to the world. I love a lot of people, but I hate Reagan. No question. I absoutely hate Reagan. All US Presidents are murders and saviors. Reagan was one who set us up for the downfall.”Why exactly was she invited to the White House?
Francesca:  Will there be a hetero pride party??? I really don’t care what the gays do in their private life, BUT I am sick and tired of it being pushed in my face. A gay pride celebration and dance at the White House??? Pandering much? Good grief.
President Obama makes remarks at an event to observe LGBT Pride Month at the White House.
Aren't You Proud About White House Party Behavior

Zoe Strauss also insisted on telling President Reagan’s White House portrait that he was number one, but her angry TwitterPic had no caption, as she chose to delete her "F–K YOU, REAGAN" commentary.  
It seems both Strauss and Hart are epic fails on public civility. But after the Cheesehead Fleebagger episode and the occupation of the Wisconsin State Capitol, it is no surprise which side has left behind their anger management therapy.
Straus, however, made herself out to be the life of the party by posting another picture making out with another individual under Reagan’s portrait. 

Dan Savage and his partner Terry Miller visited the White House for the Obama administration’s “Pride Reception.” There, Savage wore a pin reading “EVOLVE ALREADY”
"Prior to his selection by the Obama administration, [Savage] was the founder of GLSEN, where he famously advised a teenage boy to use a condom after the boy came to him for advice about sex with men in a bus station bathroom."

Communist Defector Speaks Out on America’s Marxist Future

New Zeal  "A top communist defector is warning of an unprecedented “alliance” between the Democratic Party and the Communist Party, reflected in the CPUSA’s endorsement of Barack Obama for president in 2008 and the party’s continued support for Democratic Party policies. But is this warning going to be too hot to handle for the media? And the Republicans?"

Charles Krauthammer: Obama’s amnesty-by-fiat: Naked lawlessness

Charles Krauthammer  "This is utter nonsense. Prosecutorial discretion is the application on a case-by-case basis of considerations of extreme and extenuating circumstances. No one is going to deport, say, a 29-year-old illegal immigrant whose parents had just died in some ghastly accident and who is the sole support for a disabled younger sister and ailing granny. That’s what prosecutorial discretion is for. The Napolitano memo is nothing of the sort. It’s the unilateral creation of a new category of persons — a class of 800,000 — who, regardless of individual circumstance, are hereby exempt from current law so long as they meet certain biographic criteria.

"This is not discretion. This is a fundamental rewriting of the law."Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel

Premium Nonsense On Medicare

This email came today, so I did a cursory search to see the truth behind it:
Oh, you weren't aware this was in the Obama Healthcare bill? Guess what, you aren't alone. There are more than a few members of Congress that aren't aware of it either.
Now carefully look at Medicare:* Look at the 2014 Monthly Medicare Insurance Premium rate compared to the today’s rate:
* Look at the 2014 Medicare Part "B" rate compared to the 2013 rate: "The per person Medicare Insurance Premium will increase from the present Monthly Fee of $96.40, rising to:$104.20 in 2012
$120.20 in 2013and$247.00 in 2014."
This link came back from
Q: Will the new health care law raise Medicare’s basic monthly premium to $247 in 2014, as a viral message claims?
A: No, Medicare officials project the basic premium will be less than half that. But the law will eventually cause 14 percent of seniors with incomes over $85,000 a year ($170,000 for couples) to pay higher "income-related" premiums, up from 5 percent currently.
Bottom line is however, that premiums will go up. More here:
FULL ANSWERThis widely circulating message is similar to a falsehood-filled screed that went around last year, urging "retribution" against members of Congress in the 2010 midterm elections. This message makes somewhat different accusations — also false — and urges voters to "remember" in November 2012.....

NBC: New York Times ponders the decline of NBC News

Thomas Lifson  "In an unintentionally hilarious article, New York Times scribes Bill Carter and Brian Stelter manage to analyze the ratings fall of NBC News without ever considering the effects of the swing to Obama sycophancy that has characterized that operation.  In fresh memory, one finds, for example, the outrageous editing of George Zimmerman's 911 call to make it appear he was racist, Andrea Mitchell's outrageous editing of a Mitt Romney speech on MSNBC  to make it appear he is an out of touch dolt (omitting the central point of his discussion of ordering a sandwich at WaWa and laughing on air at him), and the network's evening news broadcast failure to inform viewers about Fast and Furious until the Issa committee voted him in contempt of Congress."

NBC: Are Obama Daughters the President's 'Secret Weapon'?  "White House correspondent Kristen Welker began the fawning report by declaring: "President Obama usually leaves the family at home when he hits the campaign trail, but he doesn't hesitate to remind voters that he doesn't live alone here at the White House. In fact, political analysts say with less than five months to go until election day, it seems like we're hearing about the First Daughters more and more." "

MS Sufferer Neil Cavuto Slams 'Horses' A--es' at MSNBC for Mocking Ann Romney's MS Therapy  "As NewsBusters previously reported, MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell on Monday shamefully mocked Ann Romney for riding horses to combat her multiple sclerosis.
"On Wednesday, Fox News's Neil Cavuto, an MS sufferer himself, took on all the insensitive anchors and commentators at MSNBC that have participated in this attack on Mrs. Romney rightly calling them "horses' asses" (videos follow with transcripts and commentary):"

Former Network TV Producer Disgusted by Andrea Mitchell Wawa Edits: 'I'm Done' Denying Liberal Bias

Newsbusters- via Lucianne  "Greg Kandra, a blogger and Catholic deacon whose last job in network TV was at CBS working for Katie Couric, took to his Deacon's Bench blog to lament the sorry, biased state of TV news as NBC's Andrea Mitchell attempted to edit Mitt Romney's remarks at a Wawa convenience store into a "supermarket scanner moment"  that would make him look like an out-of-touch rich guy.
"I used to defend the networks and tut-tut liberal bias, he wrote, but no more. "Forget it," he said, "I'm done. You deserve what they're saying about you." "

White House, 'Washington Post' Coordinate Another Anti-Romney Attack  "The media coordinating with one another to create and control narratives that benefit Obama is in and of itself corrupt. After all, these outlets are all supposed to be in competition with one another and yet they all cover the same stories in the same way. Hmm…?

"There is something worse, though, and that's when the media coordinates with the Obama campaign, which is something the fallen Washington Post has been caught doing once again."

Not too fast, but furious

David Brooks: Obama’s use of executive privilege politically ‘stupid,’ ‘a winner’ for the GOP 

" “I think politically it’s stupid, because it is one thing if you’re invoking executive privilege over some national security issue. This is a policy everybody admits was profoundly stupid. Why are you not saying, ‘OK, this was a stupid policy, let’s get it out there and let’s figure out how it came about.’”
"Later in the segment, Brooks said the GOP was wise to use this against the administration to score political points.
" “I think it is a winner for the Republicans,” "
Why not just leak the Fast and Furious documents?  "If Justice Department documents that Issa’s committee seeks from Attorney General Eric Holder had been the subject of a top-secret meeting in the White House Situation Room, their contents already would have been splashed across the media. Issa could read the A1 New York Times story and be done with it."
Rich Lowry

Never accept a cheap substitute: Trudeau called truckers "Nazis," applauds the real thing –

And the unit he was attached to – 14th “Galicia” division – were  some particularly nasty hombres . I don’t think “war criminals” would be t...