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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Video: Ron Paul Ad Slams Newt, Legitimately

Gotta say, the Ron Paul echo chamber bugs me as much as the next guy but this ad absolutely nails Newt Gingrich and the latter needs to not only answer for these very legitimate concerns but he must convince voters that he has had a 'Road to Damascus' experience.

This is a torpedo from the Paul campaign and I want to like Newt but this makes him a hard guy to root for. The flip side is that if Paul showed any signs at all that he understands the Islamic threat to western civilization, he might be the next guy to surge.

At least Paul is 'keepin' 'em honest.'

h/t Drudge

Video: Occupy Monterey Protester Demands 'Peaceful' Exchange, then Smacks the Guy

OWS Schizophrenia, Turret's Syndrome, and hypocrisy all in less than 30 seconds. The guy you see in this video is an OWS protester who we'll call 'Plaid shorts.' He is using a camera phone, just like the guy who recorded this video (that's important to the story). After having difficulty explaining why he can't produce his group's permit, Plaid shorts accuses the recorder of this video of not being 'peaceful' right before he smacks him in the head for - get ready for this - recording him with a camera phone.

The OWS crowd is being overrun by its own mis-firing synapses.


Via P/Oed Patriot

Court Seals Agent Brian Terry's Murder Records

We very well be learning why Attorney General Eric Holder is so testy these days. It very well may be the result of a confluence of events that are taking their toll. Aside from the fact that he will be in front of three tenacious bulldogs in Darrell Issa, Trey Gowdy, and Jason Chaffetz on December 8th during the House Judiciary Committee hearing, the bizarre sealing of Brian Terry's murder records raises even more concerns about stonewalling.

Via Judicial Watch:
The Obama Administration has abruptly sealed court records containing alarming details of how Mexican drug smugglers murdered a U.S. Border patrol agent with a gun connected to a failed federal experiment that allowed firearms to be smuggled into Mexico. 
This means information will now be kept from the public as well as the media. Could this be a cover-up on the part of the “most transparent” administration in history? After all, the rifle used to kill the federal agent (Brian Terry) last December in Arizona’s Peck Canyon was part of the now infamous Operation Fast and Furious. Conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the disastrous scheme allowed guns to be smuggled into Mexico so they could eventually be traced to drug cartels.
Of course, one of the most disturbing allegations relative to Terry's murder is that the gun used to kill him was likely a third gun at the scene, put in the hands of an FBI informant BY the FBI. That gun has apparently disappeared. While two guns recovered at the scene were put in the hands of the bad guys by the ATF's Fast and Furious operation, the missing weapon would point to something far more nefarious, in addition to a cover-up on the part of whoever disposed of that alleged third gun.

Here is the video report of the story about that missing third gun:

More Here.

Video: Founder of Daily Caller Responds to Holder's Conspiratorial Charge Against them

Tucker Carlson, founder of the Daily Caller, appeared on Fox and Friends to respond to Attorney General Eric Holder's bizarre finger-wagging moment with DC reporter Neil Munroe. Munroe asked Holder to respond to the fact that 52 congressmen have called for his resignation over the Fast and Furious scandal. Holder's response was more of a brief conspiratorial tantrum.

Here is Carlson's appearance on Fox and Friends to discuss the encounter as well as the likelihood that Holder will eventually resign.

Again, Holder is in front of the House Judiciary on December 8th and it will be one of the most compelling hearings in recent history.

Fast and Furious Whistleblowers Facing DOJ Wrath

Deeds are almost exclusively more telling than words and the treatment received by whistleblowers vs. the treatment received by those on whom they blew the whistle is incredibly damning for Eric Holder's Justice Department.

Actions speaking loudly here:

Newt Praised Obama's Death Panel-loving Medicare Czar?!

As Newt has been climbing in the polls, it's easy to get sucked in by his debating skills, enunciation of conservative principles, and attacks on the liberal media we all love to vicariously revel in. The problems all of those things are currently masking simply cannot and should not be dismissed. Here is another one and it was shocking, to say the least.

Donald Berwick, Obama's medicare czar who recently stepped down from a post granted him via recess appointment has a record of fawning over the British health care system. Newt is on record as practically fawning over Berwick.

This is disturbing.

Via David Catron at the American Spectator:
When I read that Donald Berwick had resigned from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), I nearly shouted for joy. The cheer died on my lips, however, when my eye caught the following headline among those retrieved when I sent my search engine after more information: "Gingrich-Endorsed Health Care Expert Don Berwick Forced to Resign." Surely, I thought, the gods cannot be this cruel. But they are, of course, as another search confirmed. Newt has indeed lauded Berwick as a pioneer in the quest to improve American health care. The former Speaker is already on record as a supporter of insurance mandates, and it has lately come to light that he endorsed stepped-up end-of-life counseling. Combined with those afflictions, Gingrich's praise of Berwick will send his health care credibility straight to Forest Lawn. 
The Berwick boost was included in an opinion piece that Gingrich wrote in August of 2000 for the Washington Post. The column begins with an absurdly over-the-top metaphor equating day-to-day hospital operations with a Concorde crash that had occurred a week earlier: "Imagine that we had an airline crash every day, taking the lives of more than 250 Americans… a tragedy of similar proportions is occurring right now in American hospitals." Gingrich based this grotesque analogy on a highly questionable report by the Institute of Medicine titled, "To Err is Human," which claimed that as many as 98,000 preventable deaths occur in U.S. hospitals each year. This study, which is still cited by Obamacare supporters, was denounced at the time by the Journal of the American Medical Association as "exaggerated" and "shrill."
Catron then points out that Gingrich liked the idea of end of life counseling instead of expensive treatment:
In 2009, he (Gingrich) wrote another Washington Post column in which he echoed a refrain often heard from people who believe we should ration care to the elderly: "More than 20 percent of all Medicare spending occurs in the last two months of life." Rationing advocates like Berwick typically bring this particular datum up to demonstrate how much money we can save by not providing expensive treatment to people who are soon going to die anyway. Oddly, they rarely mention the inconvenient fact that many people receive the same expensive treatments and live for far longer than two months, or even two years. Gingrich's column also fails to note this reality.
Look, at some point, the discussion about getting the government out of the insurance / health care business needs to take place. Instead of talking about how expensive it is to care for people when so many people don't pay into the system, we should be talking about letting the free market solve a lot of these problems (opening up insurance lanes across state lines for an example). For some inexplicable reason, the insane cost of bureaucracy never gets targeted. As much as anything else, Newt's arguments seem to underscore a premise that says big government is the answer. That's almost as much of a problem as his lauding Berwick.... for anything more than being able to tie his own shoes.

Read it all.

DNC Continues Doing Conservatives' Work for Them

I think it's safe to say Mitt Romney's campaign is regretting the ad it produced that took Obama's words completely out of context. It seems that ever since that ad, the DNC has been taking direct aim at Romney. What Romney did would have been like McCain hammering Obama on Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright before locking up the nomination.

In 2008, the Democrats / liberal media wanted to run against McCain. Once McCain became the nominee, they went after him. Before Romney's ad that dissed Obama, he was shaping up to be the DNC's John McCain in 2012 - left alone until getting the nomination. Instead, it appears that Romney kicked a sleeping dog with that ad and the DNC is coming after him with both barrels.

Tea Party conservatives who are searching for the Not-Romney candidate are welcoming these attacks with open arms. The DNC is now promoting Romney as the John Kerry of 2004 on steroids... and they're right, which is an amazing thing to hear myself say.

Anyway, here's the latest from the DNC:

Almost as good is this exchange between Fox's Bret Baier and Romney in which the former challenges the latter on his 2007 immigration stance versus the stance he took after Newt Gingrich seemed to echo it.

Baier shines a spotlight on Mitt the flip-flopper here.

Via Mediaite:

Video: Occupy LA Protester Channels Cat

This gem comes from #Occupy Los Angeles. This trio appears to be combining Buddhism, Hinduism, and the channeling of cats.

Remember, the president supports these whackos:

h/t GWP

Video: NRSC Ad Juxtaposes Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama

If you had any doubt that Barack Obama and Jimmy Carter are cut from the same cloth, this ad from the NRSC should seal the deal.


h/t Hapblog

Along these lines, consider an article written by none other than Alan Dershowitz in 2007. In it, he makes the case that Jimmy Carter was beholden to Arab interests.

Here is an excerpt:
The extent of Carter's financial support from, and even dependence on, dirty money is still not fully known. What we do know is deeply troubling. Carter and his Center have accepted millions of dollars from suspect sources, beginning with the bail-out of the Carter family peanut business in the late 1970s by BCCI, a now-defunct and virulently anti-Israeli bank indirectly controlled by the Saudi Royal family, and among whose principal investors is Carter's friend, Sheikh Zayed. Agha Hasan Abedi, the founder of the bank, gave Carter "$500,000 to help the former president establish his center...[and] more than $10 million to Mr. Carter's different projects."
Fast forward to 2008. Remember when Percy Sutton claimed that he was approached by Khalid al-Mansour to write a letter of recommendation for Obama so the latter could get into Harvard? At the time, Mansour was a very close adviser to Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal who, if Sutton was truthful here, would have been the man behind Obama's entry into Harvard:

Video: Chris Christie Rips Obama

This is the kind of talk from Chris Christie that led to talk about him running for president. Using passionate rhetoric, he asked the perfect rhetorical question of Obama: 'What the hell are we paying you for?' He also did a much better job of drawing a line of distinction between OWS and the Tea Party than he did several weeks ago.

Notice toward the end of the clip, Christie uses the word 'astonishing' to describe what Obama is doing / not doing relative to the economy. It's only astonishing if you don't accept the premise that says Obama is doing all he can to collapse this economy. It is vintage Cloward-Piven and the president has enough ties to that crowd to close the case, especially when one looks at what he's done.

Practically every single one of this administration's stances / policies feeds the Cloward-Piven strategy of collapsing our economic system.

1.) Stimulus
2.) Burgeoning Debt
3.) Runaway Deficits
4.) Obamacare
5.) Record number of food stamps
6.) Extended unemployment benefits
7.) No budget
8.) Endless spending
9.) Countless and absurd regulations (except for OWS)

And for the nice little cherry on top, Obama has expressed outright solidarity with the OWS movement, which is racking up quite the bill with cities all across the country. At last count, it was over $21 Million.

Again, if everything this administration does works toward the end of collapsing the economy, the word 'astonishing' isn't all that appropriate. It should be replaced with the word 'criminal.'

Anyway, here's Christie:

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