Abject Liberal Failures, Not Guns, Are To Blame…

Detroit Area Economy Worsens As Big Three Automakers Face Dire Crisis

Here is a list of the 25 Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in America. I am going out on a limb here, but I’m betting most (if not all) have been liberal democrat strongholds for generations.

Kevin D. Williamson @ NRO explains this stark fact in great detail…

The United States does not suffer from an inflated rate of homicides perpetrated with guns; it suffers from an inflated rate of homicides. The argument about gun control is at its root a way to put conservatives on the defensive about liberal failures, from schools that do not teach to police departments that do not police and criminal-justice systems that do not bring criminals to justice. The gun-control debate is an exercise in changing the subject.

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The Left, of course, very strongly desires not to discuss those reasons, because those reasons often point to the failure of progressive policies. For this reason, statistical and logical legerdemain is the order of the day when it comes to the gun debate.

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But talking about what is actually wrong with Detroit, Chicago, or Philadelphia forces liberals to think about things they’d rather not think about, for instance the abject failure of the schools they run to do much other than transfer money from homeowners to union bosses. Liberals love to talk about the “root causes” of crime and social dysfunction, except when the root cause is liberalism, in which case it’s, “Oh, look! A scary-looking squirrel gun!”

But the gun-control debate proceeds as though suicide and violent crime were part of a unitary phenomenon rather than separate issues with separate causes. The entire debate serves to obfuscate what ails our country rather than to clarify it.

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Related:

“NBC Cheers Gun Control Advocates ‘Pushing Back’ at Town Halls, But Dismissed Tea Party Pressure as Manufactured”

MSNBC – Matthews: “It’s the guy, mostly the guy, the white guy, mostly, who is gun absorbed…” and

Deutsch: Pro-gun Senators ‘Literally Have Blood on Their Hands’ and

“MSNBC Host Mocks NRA With Offensive Version of the Lord’s Prayer: ‘Give Us This Day Our Daily Dead’”

“One of the Most Unlikely Gun Advocates Tells His Story”

“Obama vows to keep at gun control: ‘This is just the first round'” and

“Shotgun” Joe Biden planning fresh gun control push

“Poll shows 29 percent of voters think ‘armed revolution’ might be needed”

So we got all that going for us.

“You Will Know Them by Their Fruits…”

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Perhaps they are right. Perhaps history will eventually be kind to Pres. George W. Bush. It is extremely hard to govern properly and successfully when you believe you are writing your own favorable history by trying not to get dirt on yourself.

The other day I pointed out a colum Peggy Noonan wrote on “Obama fatigue” and how, because of it, Pres. George W. Bush is now seeing a growing affection and popularity, mostly because of the two men’s personality differences. Two friends have shown me a couple more interesting pieces related to staunch democrats that are having their own change of heart about the former president.

Given how last year’s Hurricane Sandy along the nation’s northern east coast has been poorly handled (to date) by the Obama administration, The Washington Times highlights a bit of a recent Donna Brazile column praising Pres. George W. Bush’s handling of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and destroying the liberals’/demorcats’ narrative myths. Yeah, you heard that right…

“Every member of my family was displaced by Katrina. Last year, I lost both my father and sister. But I had them with me that much longer because they were rescued from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

“Bush understood the need for civility. I joined him despite my frustration because the need was too great for finger-pointing and blame-making. He flew to New Orleans and addressed the nation.

“George W. Bush was good as his word. He visited the Gulf states 17 times; went 13 times to New Orleans. Laura Bush made 24 trips. Bush saw that $126 billion in aid was sent to the Gulf’s residents, as some members of his own party in Congress balked.”

“Bush put a special emphasis on rebuilding schools and universities. He didn’t forget African-Americans: Bush provided $400 million to the historically black colleges, now integrated, that remain a pride, and magnet for African-American students. Laura Bush, a librarian, saw to it that thousands of books ruined by the floods were replaced.”

“Our recovery can be credited to the civility and tireless efforts of President Bush and other Americans…”

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Joseph Curl also offers a one-on-one experience with a female, democrat, White House beat reporter…

DALLAS — Shortly after Barack Obama was elected in 2008, a fellow reporter who’d covered President George W. Bush all eight years told me she’d had enough of the travel and stress and strain of the White House beat, that she was moving on.

We reminisced about all the places we’d been, all the crazy days and wild nights, all the history we’d seen — first hand. Just before we said our goodbyes, I asked her if she’d miss covering President Obama.

“Not at all. He’s an inch deep. Bush is a bottomless chasm, a deep, mysterious, emotional, profound man. Obama is all surface — shallow, obvious, robotic, and, frankly, not nearly as smart as he thinks. Bush was the one.”

Her words, so succinct, have stuck with me ever since. By the way, she’s a hardcore Democrat.

But she was right. And that contrast was apparent to all who watched Thursday’s ceremonial event to open W’s new presidential library in Dallas. The class and grace and depth of America’s last president completely outshined that of his successor (who, coincidentally, or perhaps not, was the only one seated in the shade on a sunny Texas day).

In fact, the day gave America a chance to measure the men who have served it as commander-in-chief for 28 of the last 36 years. Five of the last six presidents were on stage, the first time the quintet has appeared together in public. And what a study in character it was.

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Yes, we all know Pres. Bush had his failings, not the least of which was in order to get along after the GOP defeat in the 2006 second mid-term elections he pretty much allowed the democrat-led Congress runaway spending that would begin the economic downfall that would continually be dumped in his lap these last five years. But the man was approachable. His lighthearted self-deprecation came at his own expense, unlike Obama who self-deprecates with a side-handed swipe at those he blames for his perceived failings (usually the GOP or FOX News). And here is something else… Pres. George W. Bush has done more for Africa (and continues to) than any other U.S. president did, or has since … and he doesn’t even have any family living in Africa. (Not to mention Laura Bush’s continuing work for the women and children of Afghanistan.)

I guess rapper Kanye West was wrong by double. But don’t tell Barack Obama.

Liberal utopia fall down go boom

From The American Spectator, if you read one thing today, read “Jihad Blows Up the Liberal Utopia.”

Jihad has blown up The Liberal Utopia.

The visionary liberal land of political and social perfection.

President Obama is not happy — and he isn’t alone.

You know the place.

  • The Liberal Utopia is a land where gun background checks prevent mass murder.
  • The Liberal Utopia is a land where Islamic fundamentalists have changed their perception of America because the President travels to Muslim nations to give lovely speeches, believes that the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and elsewhere is a wonderful sign of an Arab Spring, and refuses to use the word “terrorist” whether his administration is investigating Ft. Hood, Boston, or Benghazi.
  • The Liberal Utopia is a land where a 2009 presidential video proclaiming a “new beginning” in American relations with Iran will halt the effort to build a nuclear bomb.
  • The Liberal Utopia is a land where the good intentions of Social Security will never bankrupt the Social Security Trust Fund.
  • The Liberal Utopia is a land where the good intentions of Medicare could not possibility result in trillions of unfunded liability.
  • The Liberal Utopia is a land where the War on Poverty was supposed to end poverty — and instead winds up sending violent crime skyrocketing, and, in the words of Thomas Sowell, setting up the American black family for rapid disintegration in the liberal welfare state “that subsidized unwed pregnancy and changed welfare from an emergency rescue to a way of life.”

One could go on …and on and on….spotting those will-o-the-wisp glimpses of The Liberal Utopia (Obamacare here, the Obama stimulus over there, the promise to close Guantanamo way back there) with example after example of this miserably failed attempt to find or create a Liberal Utopia.

Or what our friend Mark Levin deftly calls Ameritopia.

The search for this Liberal Utopia has been going on in this country since at least 1932 and in fact before that when one keeps going on back to Woodrow Wilson’s progressives and beyond to the late 19th century when the progressive movement began to gain political steam with the likes of William Jennings Bryan and a whole host of other if lesser known figures.

The idea is always the same. To quote Levin: “Utopianism is the ideological and doctrinal foundation for statism.”

Or, to simplify: if only Americans are made to do X, The Perfect Society will manifest. […]

Earth Day, Shmearth Day

The great Stevie J West expounds on the real celebration going on today — hint: it ain’t about the Earth:

Happy “We’re really celebrating the birthday of one of our leftist heroes, Lenin, in addition to the eco-tyranny we’re pushing, but we don’t want to advertise our love of the Bolsheviks to the aggressively ignorant masses, so we’ll call it ‘Earth Day’” Day.

Find any leftist cause that gives the plebeians warm and fuzzy feelings in their over-sized hearts and woefully empty heads, peel back the pretty top layer, and you will find a cesspool of stomach churning reality. Most people celebrating the fact that they’ve purchased a special garbage can for their discarded microbrew beer bottles and Starbucks cups don’t realize, for example, that recycling typically wastes more energy and resources than it saves. The symbolism over substance crowd that opposes logging because trees have feelings don’t realize that over forestation leads to drying up of aquifers, rivers, and streams which not only kills off more trees, but also affects wildlife populations and contributes to massive wildfires every year. And not only is the hemp wearing patchouli brigade hilariously unaware of how ridiculous they look driving a “smart car” that’s smaller than a pack of gum, they also don’t get that they’re contributing to the “destruction” they’re pretending they can halt.

We can highlight the inconsistencies and outright hypocrisies of the “green” movement all day long. We can also talk about the unfathomable arrogance a person must gather about himself in order to believe that he can affect the temperature or overall “health” of the earth, either positively or negatively. Indeed, the arrogant hypocrisy of the willfully ignorant is a thing to behold. But that’s not the ugliest part of Earth Day. The reality of what we’re “celebrating” today is much, much darker. […]

Isn’t that an awesome paragraph?

The left’s obsession with demonizing us fails again

The rush to judgement by the mainstream media and leftist pundits on who the Boston Marathon bombers was just the latest in a long sick tradition. The left, incapable of rational and logical thought, and lacking even the slightest bit of deductive reasoning, continues to make the same mistake over and over again, proving they are, of course, insane.

[…] The Sparkman accusations were based on nothing more than a desire to demonize the newly formed and rapidly growing Tea Party movement as terrorists and un-American.  It was as if they were hoping for an act of Tea Party violence.

Yet there was a theory behind the madness, the Eliminationist Narrative created by Dave Neiwart of Crooks and Liars about an “eliminationist” radical right seeking to dehumanize and eliminate political opposition.  It was a play on the over-used narrative of Richard Hofstadter’s “paranoid style” in American politics.

The Eliminationist Narrative was aided and abetted by an abuse of the term “right-wing” to include groups who are the opposite of conservatism and the Tea Party movement.

In the case of Sparkman, the accusations were just Another Failed Eliminationist Narrative.  And the Eliminationist Narrative would fail time and time again […]

For a more detailed picture of this sick state of mind, read “10 Depressing, Morally Confused Reactions to 4/15/13, the Boston Jihad” in the PJ Tatler.

Nanny Bloomberg’s Overreach on Second Amendment Supporting Sen. Marco Rubio

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And the liberals/democrats dare insist “big money” from republicans (Bloomberg is not a republican, and never was) tries to influence politics?

TPM: Bloomberg Group Hits Rubio: His ‘Presidential Ambitions Make Florida Less Safe’

Note to Bloomberg and propaganda company, and democrats and RINOs: The criminals and ‘mentally ill’ have always gotten guns without background checks, and will continue to until the end of time. Why don’t you head to Chicago and ask the nightly shooters how THEY passed a background check to purchase the gun(s) they use on a daily basis to make one of the strictest gun control cities in the nation one of the highest murder rate cities in the nation. Hell, ask the criminals in NYC, where you’re supposed to be spending your time and energy, how they passed background checks. Besides, according to the FBI, “During Barack Obama’s presidency there have been 32 background checks for gun purchases every minute.” That says two things: More background checks are being done because that many guns are being purchased every minute.

I’m really sick and tired of this whole false premise and smoke and mirrors to cover the fact these people are aiming ALL of this gun control legislation at law-abiding, responsible, background check clearing gun owners. By the way, have you seen this (via Doug Ross)? Probably not because the MSM will never carry the truth…

A March 2013 survey of 15,000 police officers covering proposed gun control legislation and attitudes about concealed carry laws had some surprising results:

The survey, which was conducted in early March 2013, received 15,000 responses from law enforcement professionals. It found that the overall attitude of law enforcement is strongly anti-gun legislation and pro-gun rights, with the belief that an armed citizenry is effective in stopping crime. […]

Head to the link for the breakdown of the poll results

(Emphasis mine)

And there is this: Washington Times: “37 of 62 Colorado sheriffs to sue over new gun laws”

But then, very few if any actual physicians/medical professionals were consulted in the writing, crafting, promoting and passing of ObamaCare, which is why nearly 50% of existing physicians are contemplating/planning on quitting once it’s fully implemented … So why would these eager gun-grabbing democrats bother consulting with our on-duty law enforcement?

The Absurdity of the “Gun Control” Language and The Assault on Our Intelligence

Obama repeated the gun-control meme about his intended gun control laws once again yesterday while flanked by the families of gun violence victims (and with bobble-head “Shotgun Joe Biden” by his side), “If it saves just one life…” … One? Just “one life?

How incredibly absurd that reasoning is. Honestly, are thinking people in this country listening to this juvenile narrative? Are they hearing it, taking it all in and realizing the other side’s logic and reasoning on pushing for more gun control is asinine at best? After yesterday’s hissy-fit and shaming of the American people who value their Constitutional Second Amendment rights, Obama is using his “executive powers”, yet again, to bypass Congress and the people to get what he wants while his White House flunkies carry the lies as political extortion by top level donors is used on squeamish democrats, and Obama has the nanny troll’s $12 million dollars working his PR for him. Sen. Rand Paul was on FOX last night and he posed the challenge to Obama to point out to him exactly which, if any, of the new proposed gun control legislation would have saved just one life in the Sandy Hook elementary school, anymore than the existing gun laws did (or didn’t). It’s a fair and logical proposition, I say.

Another filibuster is coming alright, and I suspect it will be bigger, longer and louder than the last filibuster. The TEA Party groups and NRA members, and any law-abiding gun owner that can make it to Washington D.C., should gather and rally outside the U.S. Capitol during that filibuster when it happens. A stack of new laws (in the face of thousands of existing laws already being broken) imposed on law-abiding, gun-owning American citizens, just to save one life? I think that unrealistic premise has got to be right up at the top of “Most Idiotic Statements Obama Has Ever Made”. The twisted logic and reasoning is bad enough, but the fact that the man feels comfortable saying it, more than once, to the American public is just astonishing. But then, he is the one who five years ago insisted his daughters would never be punished with a baby”. And yet, mouth-watering dolts, like those over at MSNBC for example, swear this man, Barack Hussein Obama, is the most eloquent communicator ever to walk in unison with Earth’s gravity.

Dana Loesch BOLDLY stood up and stood her ground last night on CNN against foreign, interloping, bastion of objectivity Piers Morgan and avowed communist Van Jones about the left’s/liberal narrative and premise on gun control that is currently being shoved down the throats of the American people. Listen to the tail end of this CNN debate. If Piers Morgan is on Obama’s side in demanding even more gun control laws he must be in agreement with Obama’s idea of trying to save “just one life” out of the dozens lost at Sandy Hook school.

Oh, and “assault” is an action a PERSON does, not an object. “Assault” is usually accompanied by “battery”. Shoving somebody down to the ground. Punching/Slapping somebody. YES, a stabbing committed with a spoon or an ice pick or a 12 inch ruler or a Lincoln Log, or smothering with a pillow, or wrapping a child’s jump rope around somebody’s neck and trying to strangle them, or a cream pie to the face (ask Ann Coulter) IS “ASSAULT” … and battery!!! Whether it is a one-shot front-loading musket circa the American Revolution or a fully automatic military rifle (“machine gun”) it is an inanimate and unthinking object until a person intentionally takes it in hand and operates it. Be it hunting, target-shooting, or murder, the “assault” responsibility is solely on the person who picks up the gun … or the spoon or the Lincoln Log or the pie, and not on the gun. The willful and intentional infliction of ignorance on the American people by those in the government and the American people is nauseating.

For good-measure: A local 72-year-old invalid woman, all alone, was EMPOWERED with her gun against an intruder into her home.

Same-Sex Marriage Evolution: “That is what is at stake here … the right of definition”

Jim Treacher: If you espouse the same opinion on gay marriage as Barack Obama used to, before he “evolved,” you’re a bigot.

But he wasn’t.

In May of last year during the 2012 campaign cycle Joe Biden looked to have forced Obama’s hand on same-sex marriage. The White House was quick, once again, to clean up after old gaffetastic Joe and announce the once traditional marriage proponent Obama had completed some ethereal evolution from defining marriage in his presidential campaign in 2008 as being between one man and one woman to supporting gay marriage during a tough re-election campaign in 2012. Each of these democrat politicians have “evolved” their beliefs in “gay marriage” vs traditional marriage, and some calling for “gay marriage” today having voted for then Pres. Bill Clinton’s DOMA.

I have been saying for years the left hijacks words and morphs them into their own meaning that they then force us to accept. And if that weren’t bad enough, like some futuristic “Twilight Zone” fascist panel sitting in judgement over the collective, we have MSNBC for the last five years snatching at any and all words used against Obama in opposition to his agenda as “racist” and racist “dog-whistles”, while ignoring the racist, sexist, and even ‘homophobic’ terms and commentary of their own on-air liberal/leftist tools, which are far too many to list here. They have even been documented to have repeatedly edited audio and video to warp reality into invented opportunistic examples of bigoted offense where there is none. They go so far as to decide which words can or cannot be used at any given time, and by whom.

Perhaps one of the most comprehensive observance and conclusion of this 21st Century evolution happening before our eyes comes from Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog:

The left’s deconstruction of social institutions is not a quest for equality, but for destruction. As long as the institutions that preceded it exist, it will go on deconstructing them until there is nothing left but a blank canvas, an unthinking anarchy, on which it can impose its perfect and ideal conception of how everyone should live.

Equality is merely a pretext for deconstruction. […]

As Orwell understood in 1984, tyranny is essentially about definitions. It is hard to fight for freedom if you lack the word. It is hard to maintain a marriage if the idea no longer exists. Orwell’s Oceania made basic human ideas into contradictory things. The left’s deconstruction of social values does the same thing to such essential institutions as marriage; which becomes an important impermanent thing of no fixed nature or value.

The left’s greatest trick is making things mean the opposite of what they do. Stealing is sharing. Crime is justice. Property is theft. Each deconstruction is accompanied by an inversion so that a thing, once examined, comes to seem the opposite of what it is, and once that is done, it no longer has the old innate value, but a new enlightened one.

To deconstruct man, you deconstruct his beliefs and then his way of living. You deconstruct freedom until it means slavery. You deconstruct peace until it means war. You deconstruct property until it means theft. And you deconstruct marriage until it means a physical relationship between any group of people for any duration. And that is the opposite of what marriage is.

The deconstruction of marriage is part of the deconstruction of gender and family and those are part of the long program of deconstructing man. Once each basic value has been rendered null and void, inverted and revealed to be random and meaningless, then man is likewise revealed to be a random and meaningless creature whose existence requires shaping by those who know better.

The final deconstruction eliminates nation, religion, family and even gender to reduce the soul of man to a blank slate waiting to be written on.

That is what is at stake here. This is not a struggle about the right of equality, but the right of definition. It is not about whether men can get married, but whether marriage will mean anything at all. It is about preserving the shapes and structures of basic social concepts that define our identities in order to preserve those very concepts, rather than accepting their deconstruction into nullification.

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“The Constitution did not guarantee public safety, it guaranteed liberty…”

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The longer this lopsided debate (I say ‘lopsided’ because those who can immediately, wrongly and unconstitutionally end it with one executive order are in near total power) the more the pro-Constitution voices state perfectly and eloquently the truth that keeps us free in the face of those voices that intend to make us less free and less safe. This Connecticut man is the latest to make complete sense as he addresses Connecticut lawmakers on their gun control intentions…

Meet Robert Steed, a resident of Vernon, Conn. who took three days straight off work to attend several gun control hearings in Connecticut. On March 14, Steed was more “aggravated” than usual with lawmakers and he let them know it in his fiery testimony, telling them that they were “coloring outside the lines of constitutional parameters.”

“This is the third day I’ve taken off of work to come here to, like so many of the rest of us, to plead with you for us to keep our guns because of some wing-nut in Newtown, Connecticut,” he said. “If that isn’t inherently wrong, I don’t know what is. That these bills are even in proposed form is scary enough. That any of you could possibly be undecided is scary enough. What are you looking at?”

He went on: “I can’t for the life of me understand how this state can have as many gun laws on the books as it does and have members of its Legislature need to take firearms 101. And as far as what I felt were potshots taken at the NRA, they’ve done more for gun safety– they’ll do more for gun safety this weekend than this committee will do in your careers.”

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Last week, Steed told lawmakers who believe legislation will prevent tragedies that “evil exists” and “sometimes things are beyond your control.”

“Adam Lanza commits a crime, and I’m here to gr0vel and plead for my rights and explain to you that my firearms are kept safely?” he asked rhetorically. “I keep hearing the word “solution”… you’re not going to find a solution, it doesn’t exist. You can’t find a broad brush solution to evil.”

This is the cold hard truth and reality the knee-jerk lawmakers on state and federal levels refuse to see and understand. And when it is blindingly pointed out to them, they become condescending and patronizing … to their employers who are pointing out these arrogant employees are failing at their (sworn oath) jobs…

Connecticut state Rep. Steve Mikutel (D) refuted Steed and said lawmakers can craft a solution to gun violence. “We can solve this,” he said.

Mikutel admitted that “we live in an open free democratic society,” therefore lawmakers won’t be able to address all violence in society. If the U.S. was a “dictatorship” Congress would have a better chance of dealing with violence, but that’s not the way they want to go, the Democrat added.

“You’ll get a better handle on it maybe in a dictatorship where they just go in and take all your guns and lock-down, and they’ve got big brother watching all over you everywhere, they’ve got cameras on every corner, cameras in every neighborhood,” the Democrat continued.

Mikutel explained that Connecticut doesn’t want to go down that route and so it makes lawmakers’ job more “difficult.”

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Yes, the democrat lawmaker went there, obviously ignorant, in total denial or lying about the privacy invasive situation(s) we currently live under in the United States, with more to follow. My question to Rep. Steve Mikutel is, “Was that a threat or a promise?” Listen to the whole exchange here (George posted it earlier), then make this video and story go viral. By the way, something else you will not hear in the MSM: “Connecticut wooed gunmaker Bushmaster’s parent company days before Sandy Hook massacre – Freedom Group was offered a low-interest, $1 million loan for a Stamford headquarters, but after the Bushmaster AR-15 was used in Newtown, the proposal was canceled.” … Connecticut poll: “Most oppose more gun control measures”

Meanwhile, New York Gov. Cuomo shows us a prime example of what governing and legislating from “feelings”, instead of from the guidelines outlined within the U.S. Constitution, looks like…

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Hey Bill!

Why don’t you stick to designing crappy operating systems and leave your nose out things you know nothing about, okay? Your net worth notwithstanding, your opinion means shit.

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, the wealthiest American, said on “some days” he wishes the U.S. political system were like England’s, so that President Barack Obama could have “slightly more power.”

Gates was asked for his assessment of President Obama’s job performance during an interview at Politico’s “Playbook Cocktails” event.

“Some days I wish we had a system like the U.K. where, you know, the party in power could do a lot and you know, you’d see how it went and then fine you could un-elect them,” said Gates on Wednesday.

“Now, over time, our system has worked slightly better than theirs, theirs has worked okay but so it’s ironic that right now it feels like I wish there was slightly more power in the presidency to avoid some of these deadlocks. So I think what he [Obama] wants to do and what he’s actually able to do, the gap is so big there that it’s hard to know in some ways.” […]

And the pendulum swings back…

Did she or didn’t she? And if she did, is it even the right “she”? Did The Washington Post report confuse one prostitute with another in its bid to debunk Menendez allegations?

The Washington Post mistook one prostitute for another Monday in a report that initially seemed to debunk a November 2012 Daily Caller exposé of New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez.

While the Post said it had an affidavit from a woman in the Dominican Republic admitting she fabricated claims Menendez paid her for sex, that woman was not one of the two prostitutes TheDC interviewed for a Nov. 1 report.

The Post identified the woman as 23-year-old Nexis de los Santos Santana.

The Miami Herald similarly reported that de los Santos “was one of two women who appeared in videos” published by TheDC.

De los Santos claimed she was “surreptitiously taped,” the Post wrote.

The Miami Herald noted, however that “in The Daily Caller video, in which she is allegedly the woman wearing green whose face is blurred out, she appears wearing an earpiece and answering questions.”

The interview was conducted via a video webcam. Both women consented to its presence.

Post reporter Carol D. Leonnig did not respond to requests for comment Monday night, and did not provide TheDC with a copy of the affidavit.

Other elements of the Post’s story suggested that it had identified a different escort from the women who told TheDC they were paid to have sex with the senator. […]

Red Meat: She Who Controls the Food Controls the People

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When she is not defending her celebrity climb or building her legacy, the nation’s self-appointed First Food Czarina has re-taken to the American roads and fawning MSM airwaves, on our dime, to take far better care of us and our children than we could ever do by removing that pesky free choice option.

While the news of Michelle Obama’s success in interloping into our mouths and stomachs has been greatly exaggerated, she doubles down on her “anti-obesity” (see: people control) self-promoting campaign.

What better way to make 6000 of Chicago’s public school children eat less than to hold them up for several hours without food or drink while attending a Michelle Obama rally?

A very courageous fifth teacher in the Chicago Public Schools has written a scathing critique of the almost comical misery she and her students endured when they participated in a massive February 28 event kicking off Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! Active Schools campaign.

The First Lady’s campaign is an effort to improve (and in some cases, bring back) physical education in American schools. White House officials called the event “a groundbreaking, earth-shattering, awesomely-inspiring day.”

Lisa Putnam and her fifth grades most certainly did not experience the event the same way, however. According to Putnam, the event at Chicago’s McCormick Place (the largest convention center in North America) was an unmitigated catastrophe.

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In her devastating piece, Putnam explains that she was initially enthusiastic about her and her students’ participation in the kickoff of the Let’s Move! campaign — not least because it offered a chance to let off steam before a grueling battery of standardized tests next week.

However, that enthusiasm waned almost immediately.

Most of the 90-minute trip to the convention center was spent sitting behind all the other busses full of kids staffers had shipped in as props.

As per the request of Michelle Obama and her massive support staff, none of the children brought any food or drinks.

After standing in line for a security check that went reasonably well, it was time to stand in line for t-shirts.

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Next was an hour-long line. Students waited to take the various places organizers had planned for them around a stage where they would see the first lady and some famous athletes, including Bo Jackson.

The kids apparently had to stand suring this staged event (adding to the standing they did while waiting in various lines leading upto it)…

When Michelle Obama finally came out, she didn’t face the children.

“She was facing the media,” reports Putnam.

What followed was a bunch of exercising. Recall, though, that the kids were instructed not to bring any food.

“They were dropping like flies,” explains Putnam. “Most of my students were sitting on the ground by the time [pop star] Jordin Sparks started singing.”

“Around 1:30 pm the concert was over,” Putnam relates. “Everyone was corralled back into the very large room we started in and went back to where we were originally waiting. They began calling buses, starting with 1-10. Imagine my thinking when I looked down at my wrist band and saw ‘bus 291.’”

Putnam says she and her students waited some two and a half hours for their bus.

“My students continually came up to me to tell me that they were hungry and ask why this was happening. We teachers feel responsible for our students and there was nothing we could do but wait. We were at the mercy of this poorly run event.”

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Ms. Leah Putnam’s full letter below the fold. But how about a little dancing, huh?

“And your little dogs too, my pretties!”

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‘If the Liberal MSM Doesn’t want to Hear it They will Shut You Down…’

The liberal Juan Williams has had more than one “broken clock moment”, especially after the troubles he had with very liberal NPR a couple years ago for expressing his own personal fears about Muslims. Here Williams unabashedly states the truth about the liberal/leftist mainstream media (MSM) in this country.

“I always thought it was the Archie Bunkers of the world, the right-wingers of world, who were more resistant and more closed-minded about hearing the other side,” he said. “In fact, what I have learned is, in a very painful way — and I can open this shirt and show you the scars and the knife wounds — is that it is big media institutions who are identifiably more liberal to left-leaning who will shut you down, stab you and kill you, fire you, if they perceive that you are not telling the story in the way that they want it told.”

Right now the American MSM is self-censoring the news. It has been going on for awhile, but more so at an increased rate over the last several years. They twisted and even invented things during the Bush administration. They did not vet Obama during the 2007-08 democrat primary and general elections. For Obama’s first term they remained completely silent on Obama not only keeping in place Bush administration policies he (Obama as senator) and the MSM loudly objected to, but increasing them and extending them to involve American citizens, not just foreign terrorist elements. The American MSM has become the propaganda arm of the Obama administration, the democrats, and the socialist movement in this country. NBC/MSNBC (being the worst) has been caught many times in less than two years of selectively editing video and audio to twist the truth and suit their agenda. During the 2004 election CBS was caught completely fabricating National Guard documents against Pres. Geroge W. Bush in order to tip public opinion to then democrat candidate John Kerry, justifying it with “fake but accurate”. The MSM can deny it all they want, and deflect bias allegations onto FOX News, but it is what it is. Just look at cable/network news ratings.

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Newsbusters: “Unlike Conservative Media, We Don’t ‘Make Stuff Up’ at MSNBC, Proclaims Ed Schultz”

The Waterlogged MSM is Wetting Themselves

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The Daily Caller is keeping count: Rubio water-swig replay tally: MSNBC 155, CNN 34, Fox News 12 [VIDEO]

Anything to keep from covering actual news stories they work so hard to either ignore or cover-up. These people are certifiable.

Mark Levin loved Sen. Marco Rubio’s counter SOTU speech. So did I…

The American MSM is calling Sen. Rubio’s drink of water “Watergate 2013″. Really? We have reduced ourselves, with the eager help of the MSM, to this? The American people need to wake up, look in the mirror and ask themselves why they allow the MSM to influence and shape their opinions … on anything.

The bottled water company “Poland Spring” is having fun with it all.

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More: “This guy knows how to lemons into lemonade like a BOSS”

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