Say What? June 24th, 2012 Edition [Reader Post]



Former Green Jobs czar Van Jones: “I believe in America the Beautiful; I don’t just sing the damn song.”

Real person Wyndi after her meal with the president: “My feet haven’t even hit the ground yet.  It was unbelievable. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, just like I anticipated it would be.  All the advice I’d gotten from family and friends was to live in the moment.  hat was the best advice anyone could have given me: just take all of it in so you don’t forget it. In some ways it felt like it went really fast, and in other ways it just flowed perfectly.”

Regular person Paula and her meal with the president: “I could feel the energy shift, and then he came walking through the door. The thing I was immediately aware of is what a warm welcome we got from President Obama. He immediately leveled the playing field, because he communicated with us about the things that mattered to us personally. I realized this was less about questions we would ask him and more about average citizens just sitting there, having these exchanges, talking about what was important to us-our family, our work, our country.  At one point he started talking about the first time he was in an auto factory and how much things have changed since then, and he said, `You must have seen some of those changes, Paula.’ And I realized: It’s true-today, auto factories are much more state-of-the-art and energy efficient, and it’s a quiet operation unless you’re in the stamping plant. He just had such an astute interest in each of us individually.”

Liberals on the economy:

Damon Silvers, the director of policy at the AFL-CIO: “When we talk about infrastructure, we need to talk about trillions, not billions. When we talk about taxes where the wealthy pay their fair share, repealing the Bush tax cuts is not enough. It doesn’t even begin to be enough.”

Nancy Pelosi, perhaps having an aneurism: “They are the party that makes Adam Smith look like a Keynesian. They are laissez, lassez, laissez, laissez, laissez, laissez, laissez faire. No supervision. No regulation. No discipline. And to those who would exploit the system for privatizing the gain and nationalizing the risk in our financial transactions. Laissez, laissez, laissez faire in terms of they don’t want any initiatives for clean air, clean water, food safety, public safety, public education, public housing, public transportation, public health, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security.”

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi: “I would like to see the Constitution used to protect the country’s full faith and credit, as the Constitution does.  I think he should [declare the debt ceiling unconstitutional].”   In other words, she is arguing for Obama to raise the debt ceiling unilaterally.

Democrat Jan Schakowsky: “Republicans now have gone from this rooting against the economy to outright sabotage of the economy.”

MSNBC‘s Chris Hayes: “What are the things we should be doing if we waved a magic wand, made Paul Krugman dictator for a period of time?”  The liberal crowd cheered.

Agricultural secretary Tom Vilsack: “While this economy has gone through a rough patch—a very difficult recession—we’ve turned the corner; the president is working hard to build an economy that’s built to last.”

Liberals going green:

Former Obama Green Jobs Czar Van Jones: “[Republicans] say we’ve got to eliminate the EPA – just wipe it out.  The EPA, which has probably saved more American lives in the past 30 years than even the Department of Defense. The EPA which is keeping the poison out of our childrens’ bodies.”

Van Jones on the Keystone pipeline being stopped: “They said, `we’re not going to let them jab this dirty needle of a pipeline into America. We’re not going to let them take the dirtiest energy ever created and cook it up and stick it into this country.  Through their courage, the project was derailed.”

Sen. John Kerry: “We are living through a story of disgraceful denial, back-pedaling and delay that has brought us perilously close to a climate change catastrophe.”

Liberals on the 2012 election:

Former Vice President Al Gore:  “It should no longer be a surprise the lengths to which Mitt Romney and other conservatives will go to obscure truth in pursuit of their narrow ideology.  Case in point was the recent bus tour on which the Republican candidate campaigned against green jobs in states where hundreds of thousands have been created.”  Please see the last issue where Darryl Issa on the floor on Congress tried to determine what a green job was.

DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz: “Unfortunately, the Republicans in Congress continue to demonstrate that they’re rooting for failure, as evidenced, Soledad, by the Romney campaign telling my state’s governor they should tone down the progress and the celebration about the progress that our state’s made because that’s not in line with what the Romney campaign wants to telegraph about the president’s record on job creation.”  Here is how to defeat the Republicans: preside over a successful economy.

Van Jones: “If the Tea Party is allowed to score a trifecta, their ideas already are corrupting the Supreme Court, you see that with Scalia’s antics, they already have half of the Congress. If they get the rest.and the White House.if the Tea Party governs America – if this time next year, you are living in a government run by the Tea Party – let me suggest to you that they might use power a little bit differently than we did. When they get power, they use it to decimate us.”

Congressman Maxine Waters: “We cannot allow the opportunities that America stands for to be eroded by those who simply want to bring this president down.  After a good night sleep, I wake up the next day, and I say, `Come on, Tea Party, let’s get it on.'”

Liberals on Fast & Furious:

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney: “[An investigation into Operation Fast & Furious] is a fishing expedition; it’s unnecessary and unworthy of Congress at this time, and they could be acting on things the American people care about—to help the economy grow, to put teachers back to work, to keep construction workers on the job.”

Shirley Jackson Lee: “This Fast & Furious debacle started under the Bush administration.”  Yep, there is always the “blame Bush” route.

The liberal mindset:

Aaron Sorkin‘s script as read by actor Jeff Daniels, in Sorkin’s new show: “There is absolutely no evidence to support the statement that we’re the greatest country in the world. We’re 7th in literacy, 27th in math, 22nd in science, 49th in life expectancy, 178th in infant mortality, third in median household income, number four in labor force and number four in exports. We lead the world in only three categories. Number of incarcerated citizens per capita, number of adults who believe angels are real and defense spending where we spend more than the next 26 countries combined 25 of whom are allies.”


MSNBC’s Chris Matthews: “How is this [supporting the enforcement of immigration laws that are on the books] any different than the big boat argument of people when it comes to African Americans after the Civil War?”

It’s all about racism…

Black Panther General Taco: “No matter what, a black face in a high place will never change our situation as a people.  And they constantly pushing this crack cocaine in, they constantly pushing AIDS at us all of these things shows us that we are facin’ extermination .  And if we’re facin’ extermination then this calls for us to stand up and resist.  We will not [yells] sit back passively like Jews and go to the gas chambers, we will resist by any means necessary.”  I may have his name wrong; but notice what he does not mention: abortion, which actually kills more blacks in the U.S. than anything else does.

Al Sharpton headline at Huffington Post: “Attorney General Eric Holder Has Been `Stopped and Frisked’”

Sharpton, from the article: “Turning over thousands of documents and overextending himself, AG Holder was spoken to and mistreated as if he were a child, and reminded that despite his esteemed position, he can and would be profiled. AG Holder was in essence `stopped & frisked’ without probable cause…As I marched this past Sunday with tens of thousands in New York in opposition to the abhorrent practice of stop & frisk,’ I couldn’t help but think of our attorney general. Tattered down and publicly humiliated, AG Holder has been mishandled just like the young Black and Latino men (and women) who are demonized on our streets everyday. Chris Matthews of Hardball on MSNBC concurred: AG Holder is being profiled, stopped and searched.”

The War on Women continues…

Lizz Winstead, the co-creator of Comedy Central‘s “The Daily Show”: “We need to shut the f-k up about [abstinence]…More people need to come out and say, I go to Planned Parenthood, I had an abortion, I use birth control, I am a sexual being.  There should be a Planned Parenthood in every mall. Just like Cinnabon and Chico’s. To me, that would be the utopian society to live in.”  I think this is a comedy routine, but also what she believes.

The Compliant Obama Press Corps:

Newsweek‘s Eleanor Clift on PBS‘s McLaughlin Group of Mitt Romney: “If he’s elected president, he will be leading a party that is largely anti-immigration.”

James Pethokoukis interjecting: “No, I think they’re anti-illegal immigration. They’re not anti-immigration. They’re not anti-immigration. That’s a talking point. They’re pro-immigration. That’s just wrong.”

NBC’s David Gregory: “But the question, chairman, is whether a guy like Paul Ryan is a little too incendiary.”

Washington Post political reporter Aaron Blake: “Well, you know only time’s gonna tell on something like this. I think that when you get in the weeds and you’re talking about process arguments like this, I think most of the American people tend to tune it out. I don’t think that the Fast and Furious situation right now really rises up on the radar for most people.”  Perhaps because the Obama News Corps have been intentionally ignoring it for 2 years?

Politico reporter Joseph Williams on MSNBC: “Romney is very, very comfortable, it seems, with people who are like him.  That’s one of the reasons why he seems so stiff and awkward in some town hall settings, why he can’t relate to people other than that.  But when he comes on ‘Fox and Friends,’ they’re like him, they’re white folks who are very much relaxed in their own company.” Williams was suspended by Politico for this remark.

New York Times columnist Charles Blow riffing from the story of a grandma being bullied by children on a school bus in upstate New York: “Whether it is a Republican debate audience booing a gay soldier or Rush Limbaugh‘s vicious attack on a female Georgetown law student or Newt Gingrich‘s salvos at the poor, bullying has become boilerplate. Hiss and taunt. Tease and intimidate. Target your enemies and torture them mercilessly. Maintain primacy through predation…Women are under attack. Hispanics are under attack. Minority voting rights are under attack. The poor are under attack. Unsurprisingly, those doing the attacking in every case are from the right.”

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow: “This is not some weird, boggy offshoot of what the Fast and Furious scandal is. This is what the Fast and Furious scandal is. This is it. It is a conspiracy theory on the right that President Obama is secretly trying to take away all your guns. That’s what it was. They created this program was actually started by George W. Bush as a means of upsetting people about gun violence and their abolishing the Second Amendment.If you watch Fox News, as your source of information, you marinate daily in conservative media and that is your source of information about the world. This has been drilled into your head over and over and over again.  Just like with the Shirley Sherrod story. Fox News has been very upset that they haven`t yet been able to bait the rest of the real media into following this crazy conspiracy theory of theirs yet, and they are starting to overtly bait the mainstream media into covering it and they are starting to lash out and blame people who do not cover it yet.”

NBC’s anchor Brian Williams reporting on Fast & Furious: “Fallout today in that fight between congressional Republicans and Attorney General Eric Holder over a botched anti-gun running operation known as Fast and Furious. One day after a House committee recommended that Holder be held in contempt of Congress, the Speaker John Boehner signaled his backing for the action and hinted that the White House’s use of executive privilege might involve some sort of a coverup. White House spokesman Jay Carney fired back, he said today, the administration isn’t covering up anything.”  That’s it; the first report on NBC’s Nightly News on Operation Fast & Furious, a 2-year-old story that NBC had essentially ignored.

Diarist “Xaxnar” from the Daily Kos blog: “The Republicans have been perfecting their media machine and their messaging for decades. They win by mobilizing their troops and demoralizing their targets. Turn on FOX, Rush, Beck, Hannity, etc. etc. You’ll hear a constant stream of taunting, lies, insults, and false victimhood. You’ll hear any opposing voices that manage to break through momentarily instantly shouted down and cut off. They have incorporated bullying into their DNA – and they’re not afraid to use it.”

MSNBC political commentator Krystal Ball: “You can’t even say it’s election-year politics because the Republicans have been pounding this thing for over a year now. And not just the Republicans in Congress, the entire right-wing media propaganda empire has really seized on this because President Obama, his administration, has been remarkably scandal free. Really.”  Except Solyndra, Operation Fast & Furious, a dozen green companies headed by Obama bundlers and donors who got big cash rewards from the federal government, unprecedented national security leaks, and a press that loves the President.

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews of Mitt Romney: “And this is the most dangerous thing about this guy. Since he doesn’t have a foreign policy, he buys the foreign policies of the powers that be. So he sings the song of his neo-con so-called advisers. What they really are of course are people who advocate a point of view: the need for a new war with each new Republican president. And they need someone in the White House to push it for them. They need a president who speaks their language. So, they write his speeches. They want war with Iran? They just put that in the next speech.  This, as I said, is the dangerous part. We’ve had experience with a president who came to office with an empty head on foreign policy, and bought the entire neo-con pitch hook, line, and sinker. The result was the one war in this country’s history that truly deserves a dunce cap.”

Liberal Celebrities:

Robert Redford: “It’s about storytelling.  The Democratic Party has a good story to tell, but they don’t know how to tell it. And the other side has no story to tell and they tell it loud and clear. People listen to the loud barking dog more than the mewing cat. But one of the advantages of the GOP debate – I’m speaking personally now – as horrible as it is to watch, as horrible as it is to see, at least people who have any sense at all can see, `This is what we’re getting? This is what we’re going to get if we elect somebody from that mob? Whoa-‘”

Actress Olivia Wilde: “I’m wearing my `Dogs against Romney’ pin.”

Actor Morgan Freeman: “I think that we did a really good thing when we elected Barack Obama. I read his books, they read his books. He is absolutely and totally qualified for the job. He has proven himself to be not only qualified for the job, but very good at it. The things that he’s managed to get accomplished in the face of so much push back is amazing. And I think, this is Morgan Freeman’s personal thought, we’re going to be in a lot of trouble if we don’t reelect him because people on the other side of the fence scare me.”

Liberals from the past:

Candidate Obama in 2007: “The issue of executive power and executive privilege is one that is subject to abuse and in an Obama presidency you will see a sufficient respect for law and the co-equal branches of government that I hope we don’t find ourselves in a situation with aides being subpoenaed.”

Barack Obama in 2011: “With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed.”

Obama, 2007: “There’s been a tendency on the part of this administration to try to hide behind exec privilege every time there’s something a little shaky that’s taking place.  I think the administration would be best served by coming clean on this.”

Harry Reid, from 2007: “It’s hard for me to comprehend how logically, politically, realistically, constitutionally the president could do this [exert executive privilege].  It’s like saying, ‘I’m king.’  That is not the country we live in.  He is not King George.”

Liberal civility:

Anti-bullying advocate Dan Savage, when discovering a Gay Conservative group tweeted: “The GOP’s house faggots grab their ankles, right on cue: ”

Bill Maher, will making light of Fast & Furious: “First of all, let me say, Republicans don’t care about dead Mexicans.”  He laughs and the audience claps somewhat.

White House senior adviser David Pouffe: “[Republicans] want to return us back to the same policies that caused the recession – huge tax cuts for the wealthy, more war, more debt. And independent economists last week just said the Romney congressional agenda would cause us harm in the short term economically and slow down the recovery. So that’s the wrong direction.”

Rep. Henry Waxman of proposed energy legislation in the House: “[Republicans are] getting away – literally – with murder”

Democratic Congressman Al Green, of the Peter King radical Muslim hearings: “People who see the hearings and never hear about the hearing on the radicalization of Christianity have to ask themselves, `Why is this missing?’  Why don’t we go to the next step and ask, how is that a blue-eyed, blonde-haired, white female in the United States of America can become radicalized to the point of wanting to do harm to this country? We don’t have that type of hearing.”


CAIR-NY’s Cyrus McGoldrick tweeting: “My heart is with Egypt after yesterday’s military coup.  May Allah protect the revolution & people from the military doing Israel’s bidding.”

Liberals being honest:

James Lovelock, sometimes called the father of global warming, has recently said some very non-green things: “It just so happens that the green religion is now taking over from the Christian religion.  I don’t think people have noticed that, but it’s got all the sort of terms that religions use . The greens use guilt. That just shows how religious greens are. You can’t win people round by saying they are guilty for putting (carbon dioxide) in the air.”

Lovelock: “…so-called `sustainable development’ . is meaningless drivel . We rushed into renewable energy without any thought. The schemes are largely hopelessly inefficient and unpleasant. I personally can’t stand windmills at any price.”

Lovelock on the claims “the science is settled” on global warming: “One thing that being a scientist has taught me is that you can never be certain about anything. You never know the truth. You can only approach it and hope to get a bit nearer to it each time. You iterate towards the truth. You don’t know it.”

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell: “The media and the population saw him as this transformative figure [in 2008]; he was the first serious black candidate, a new, young, promising figure.  People have sobered to that; the newness has faded and people now see him as another practical politician.”

Bill Maher: “You know, I mentioned the Fast & Furious in the monologue and I really didn’t explain it to people who don’t know, and, by the way, I was one of those people until this week who didn’t know [about Fast and Furious].  I heard that term, Fast and Furious, it’s not the movie, by the way. It’s the name of an operation that the Feds were indulging in to try to trace guns. They were purposely selling them to Mexican drug dealers” Nice that Maher admits this; this is an operation that is over two years old, already ended, and it could involve (and possibly bring down) President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder. It would have been better if he added a punch line: “The feds were trying to track guns without tracking devices.  That was brilliant, right?”

Moderates/Affiliation Unknown:

A veteran Hollywood exec speaking of Obama’s $40,000/plate dinner with Sarah Jessica Parker and Anna Wintour: “It’s a mistake.  He’s supposed to be a man of the people, and he’s hanging out with Anna Wintour? Is he trying to turn the election into a celebrity reality show?”


George Will: “Mr. Holder himself has made himself obnoxious to Republicans by saying unlike the Supreme Court that photo ID laws constitute voter suppression. That is if you have to present when you have a photo ID, the way you have to present a photo ID to get into justice, Attorney General Holder’s justice department.”

Hilary Rosen, CNN Political Contributor: “Now we’re getting to the real issue. This is why Republicans don’t like Eric Holder because he has challenged voter ID laws under the civil rights statutes as voter suppression rules that they are. Because he has challenged the Arizona, you know, discriminatory immigration law. Because he has refused to implement the discriminatory anti-marriage law. So, you know, Eric Holder has shown a lot of backbone in the justice department and the Republicans hate it. So, what do they do? They call for his resignation. They throw him with document requests that are impossible to respond to. They just throw more and more stuff at him to distract him from doing the things that actually the president and the people hired him to do.”

Will: “Let the record show that the Supreme Court, with Justice John Paul Stevens, liberal Justice writing it, said that there is no Constitutional flaw in photo ID voter laws.”

Rosen: “You know, they’re going to have to review them in the courts. Thirteen states, George, have instituted new statutes since the Republicans took over those state legislatures in 2010 purely for the purpose of limiting voting.”

Will: “To legal voters.”

Question: “I guess my question is are you declaring [executive privilege with regards the Fast and Furious] that mostly on principle to ensure the separation of power more or—“

Jay Carney: “This is – thank you for phrasing it like that. This is entirely about principle…”

Audible Laughter from some of the press corps.


Nancy Pelosi: “I could have arrested Karl Rove on any given day.  I’m not kidding. There’s a prison here in the Capitol. If we had spotted him in the Capitol, we could have arrested him.”

Karl Rove: “You know, she sounds a little bit like Inspector Clouseau and a little bit [like] the Mad Red Queen, but Speaker Pelosi was dead wrong in her assertion today and I’m sure she had a good laugh and it’s nice to know that she dreams of slapping me in her own personal jail.”

Ann Romney was asked if her family would be vacationing abroad as frequently as the Obamas.

Ann Romney: “I doubt that.  Our vacations and our happiness come from being with our children and our grandchildren.”

Blogger Charles Johnson believed the interpretation that should be given this statement is: Ann Romney: We Won’t Be Lazy Like Those Shiftless Obamas  When not reinterpreting quotations and history, Johnson spends his time trying to get conservatives banned from Twitter.

Conservatives on Operation Fast & Furious:

Speaker of the House John Boehner: “The decision to invoke executive privilege is an admission that White House officials were involved in decision that misled the Congress and have covered up the truth.”

Representative Darrell Issa: “Could it be that what they really were thinking of was in fact to use this walking of guns in order to promote an assault weapons ban? Many think so. And they haven’t come up with an explanation that would cause any of us not to agree.”

Darrell Issa: “There cannot be executive privilege over criminal cover-up or cover-up of a crime. Lying to Congress is a crime, we have every right to see the documents, to say: ‘Did you know, when did you know, what did you know?’,”

Issa, when asked if he has any definitive proof of a White House coverup: “No we don’t.”

Issa: “Ultimately, I respect privilege if it’s top executives speaking or preparing to the president.  But in this case, the president has already said – and the attorney general under oath has said – they weren’t communicating.”

Rep. Gowdy: “Obama is either part of it or he’s not.  If (Obama‘s) part of it, then we’ve had a series of witnesses that have misled this committee. And if he’s not part of it, then he’s got no business asserting executive privilege.”

Neil Cavuto speaks out:

Neil Cavuto: “Finally, you know I promised myself, I promised myself, Neil, do not get involved in this one. Neil, just butt out. That defending Ann Romney on the latest attack and her riding horses to deal with the multiple sclerosis would look too self-serving. That because I have MS, my comments might be taken with a big grain of pity salt and more than a hint of sympathy bias. Well, guilty as charged, but sorry, I’m just charging in because I’ve had enough. Enough of condescending commentators at another news channel whose incredible ignorance of illness I know all too well risks being accepted by an audience that might not know the facts that well.

So, here are the facts. Ann Romney has multiple sclerosis. I have multiple sclerosis. Ann does not need your sympathy. I don’t need your sympathy, that is unless it makes you feel sorry enough for me that you want to watch my show at 8PM Eastern Time on Fox Business Network. At least I’m up against a guy who is not physically ill, Bill O’Reilly.

But enough of me. Back to me and this crucial point. Ann Romney deals with her MS riding horses. It’s called hippotherapy, some call it dressage, but at its core for MS patients, it refers to the use of horseback riding as a treatment for medical conditions namely for treating walking difficulties. Neurologists have long debated whether riding around on horses is a cure for MS, but many firmly believe it helps relieve some of the very real symptoms of MS.

As their industry bible “Neurology Care” noted last year, and other studies have found that, and I quote here, “.some people treated with riding therapy exhibited improvement in balance, emotional functioning, pain and muscle stiffness.” Other studies have pointed to improved mood and walking ability. Still others, more energy.

My point is that this is a legitimate therapy. Now, do I use this equine therapy? No. But that’s only because I’m generally bigger than the horses and I don’t want to hurt them. Ann is not, so there is no such risk.

But seriously, let’s get serious. Ann Romney doesn’t need my defense but her critics need to use common sense here. Just because you might find such therapy strange, trust me when I tell you this disease it helps treat is a lot more strange and a lot more cruel.

So go ahead and have a good stupid laugh over Ann and her horses and whether they had anything to do with her illness. Ignore the fact she got really into this big-time about the time she was diagnosed with this illness. You might want to look that up. It just seems odd to me that a network with the very letters “MS” in its name wouldn’t resist making fun of someone who has to live with MS every day.

Ann Romney doesn’t need their pity, just their accuracy. She’s got a lot of money, but it clearly has not bought her a path from a lot of hell, has it?

Take it from me, I’m not horsing around. These guys taking pot shots at Ann Romney are horse’s asses.”  Yea, Neil!


Ann Romney: “There is not a day that goes by and hardly a person that I speak to, who says, ‘I’m praying for you.’  And I find that unbelievable.  This country is a faithful country; they believe in God and they believe in the power of prayer and I believe that is a very sustaining power…they want God’s hand in this country.”

Allen West: “A year ago there were those of us who warned the Obama Administration of a Muslim Brotherhood takeover in Egypt. We were castigated as alarmists and loose cannons. Today our predictions have come to reality and the ominous specter reminding us of the Iranian revolution is evident. The Muslim Brotherhood claimed they would not run a presidential candidate. Clearly the Arab Spring is nothing more than a radical Islamic nightmare. Now we need to unequivocally reiterate our support to the Coptic Christians and Israel. What an incredible foreign policy faux pas by the second coming of President Jimmy Carter, the Obama Administration. I call upon President Barack Obama to cut off American foreign aid to Egypt, denounce the results of this election, repudiate the Muslim Brotherhood, and all radical Islamist political entities.”  The rest of this article.

Snerdley (Rush Limbaugh’s African American call screener) of the inaccuracies in Obama’s memoirs: “Who is it that makes up blackness?”

Allen West about the communists on Congress: “Well, it’s not about me trying to identify any individuals. I’m talking about principles of governance and philosophy. If you understand, when you say `progressives,’ that is directly related back to the term or the label `communist’ at the turn of the century – that was a change in marketing, if you want to call it that.”

Paula Priesse: “June 16th – Less than a year ago President Obama said this about the DREAM Act: “We live in a democracy. You have to pass bills through the legislature, and then I can sign it.” Yesterday, O decided a few more votes are more important than his oath to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” So he bypassed Congress and rewrote immigration law himself. An average of over 600,000 people per year become naturalized US citizens. LEGALLY. They wait years for the privilege of being called Americans. On their citizenship test, questions about the US Constitution are included. These new citizens deserve better than what happened yesterday! And so do we. P”

Paula Priesse: “June 21st -The National Renewable Energy Lab (part of the Dept. of Energy) reports that 9 billion dollars in O “stimulus” funds went to solar and wind projects. These projects created from 2009 thru 2011 a grand total of 5,510 jobs (910 “direct”, 4,600 “indirect”). $1.63 MILLION PER JOB! It makes you think. What if that capital (grants or loans) had been available to small businesses wishing to expand? 9 billion bucks equals $10,000 for 900,000 small businesses. Or $100,000 for 90,000. Think they might have created a few more than 5,510 new jobs? By the way, four-week jobless claims avg. just hit a 2012 high. The 2008 election was indeed historic. Never have so many been duped by someone knowing so little! P”

Paula Priesse: “June 18th – Many insist a reporter interrupting O Friday was because he’s half-black. Each week it gets worse, liberals playing the race card. Since O’s support from ALL groups has declined in varying degrees since 2008, odds have increased greatly that you’re now a racist if you’re Catholic (HHS mandates, gay marriage), Evangelical (see Catholic), Jewish (’67 borders), young or a recent college grad (no jobs), married (rising prices, home values drop), employed (income drop), a small business owner (Obamacare, regulations), a union member (Wisconsin), far-left (Gitmo, no single payer, Wall St. connections) or even black (unemployment rise, gay marriage). The race card, desperate libs don’t leave home without it! P”

Conservative snark:

Rep. Trey Gowdy on Rep. Nancy Pelosi because she has said that Republicans are attacking Eric Holder in order to further an agenda of voter suppression: “You know my friend Allen West said the race card was the last card in the deck. I think former Speaker Pelosi has opened up a new deck and has found the 2 of clubs. I could not believe it when I heard her saying that. Is that all you have to come back with?  Is that the best you can come up with, is that we got together in this grand scheme to suppress votes and I’m sure she didn’t say southern states but that’s what she meant.  It’s really beneath the office of a member of Congress to say something that outrageous and the fact that she was once the Speaker is mind numbing. I honestly, and I have her a lot in my 16 years as a prosecutor, I couldn’t believe the words coming out of her mouth. But keep in mind, Greta, this is the same woman who said she could have arrested Karl Rove any day she wanted. So I don’t know what was wrong with her yesterday or today or whenever she said that, but I would schedule an appointment with my doctor if she thinks that we are doing this to suppress votes this fall. That is mind-numbingly stupid.”

Greg Gutfeld, host of The Five: To Pelosi, truth is like a face lift—you can stretch it beyond recognition.”  [quoted from memory]

Greg Gutfeld, of a Crosby, Stills and Nash concert: “Going to that show is assisted suicide.”

From Rush Limbaugh’s Pearls of Wisdom:

Rush: “Work is how most people identify themselves. It’s where they take their sense of identity. Most people don’t like sitting around doing nothing. It’s easy to think that most people do. It’s easy to think it’s a nation of slackers, but I don’t think that we’re there yet.”

Rush: “I’ll tell you something else, folks, if I were Hispanic, you know what would really trouble me? To learn that the President of the United States had allowed assault weapons to be walked across the border to drug cartels and used to slaughter hundreds of Mexicans. If I were Hispanic, that would really tick me off.”

Rush: “There were two dormant years between Wide Receiver and Fast and Furious. Wide Receiver was a sting operation. There doesn’t seem to be any plan for any kind of a sting in Fast and Furious, at least not against the gun smugglers.”

Rush: “You know, Romney, I have to say, got a great crease in his pants, and unlike Bill Clinton, Romney keeps his pants on when he’s supposed to.”

Rush: “Congress is going to do everything they can to get to the bottom of Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds and all these other guys supposedly lying to Congress. But here’s the attorney general blatantly lying to Congress twice, and he’s allowed to recant and retract his testimony.”

Rush: “Have you people ever noticed how Obama handles himself at a press conference? He gets a question, he doesn’t answer it for 20 minutes — while sounding ‘brilliant’ — and then moves on to the next question.”

Rush: “The whole point of Fast and Furious was to create mayhem in Mexico among drug cartels with American-made weapons easily procured so that you and I would stand up in outrage and demand tighter gun laws. It was deceitful. It was sneaky. It was going against the will of the American people. It was liberalism on parade.”

Rush: “Obama put weapons in the hands of drug lords. He created crimes. He and Holder allowed weapons to end up in the hands of Mexican drug cartels, and those cartels took action against Mexican citizens. And Obama knew that that was gonna happen. He wanted it to happen. He wanted there to be crimes with these weapons, folks.”

Rush: “I’m gonna predict to you what’s gonna happen. They will argue that they are upholding long-honored tradition of protecting the internal process of the executive branch. That’s what the media will say about Obama. It’s part of the separation of powers doctrine.”

Rush: “This assertion of executive privilege just shows how important Fast and Furious was. You can’t claim it’s just some low-level, rogue operation and then go out and assert executive privilege. You don’t assert executive privilege for low-level operations.”

Rush: “Would somebody explain to me how in the world these reprobate Democrats somehow hold on to that image. They are anything but kind. They are anything but tolerant. They are anything about open-minded. They’re anything but compassionate. And all this malarkey about ‘for the children.'”

Rush: “So we have a president who is so out of touch he thinks automation is bad for the economy. ATMs are responsible for lost bank teller jobs. The media ignores all of that.”

Rush: “Obama’s between a rock and a hard place. He’s got nowhere else to go. He can’t run on his record. He can’t run on the future, other than to scare people about Romney. So all he can do is try to give away the store to every wacko extreme or otherwise minority group in this country.”

Rush: “You have to love the irony of the Democrats sending out people to disrupt Republican candidates for decades, and now the news media is outraged that Romney will not disown or try to rein in people who have the nerve to protest President Kardashian.”

Rush: “NBC News is an annex of the Democrat National Committee, and it is posing as a news network.”

Rush: “You cannot incentivize illegal immigration of any kind — grandmothers, grandchildren, pregnant mothers, you could tug every heartstring there is out there — you can’t do that until you’ve secured the border. That has to happen first. Everybody knows this, but nobody, at this stage, has the gumption to do anything about it.”

Rush: “This is really good. From the AP: ‘Mitt Romney has declined to call on his supporters to stop heckling President Barack Obama’s campaign.’ Do you know Romney for the most part has to keep his campaign schedule and location somewhat secret to try to keep from being overwhelmed by paid professional protesters?”

The Conservative Press:

Fox Nation, getting a little snarky: “At a recent Obama rally in Ohio, prospective attendees were told to brandish their photo IDs if they expected admittance to the rally. No word yet on whether Attorney General Eric Holder plans to file suit against the Obama campaign for infringing upon Ohioans’ right of peaceful assembly by way of a racist photo ID rule.”

Snarky comments from Weasel Zippers:

Son of Hamas Co-Founder To Make Film Telling “The Truth” About Mohammed And His Penchant For “Violence”.
This should go over well.

Gallup: Only 34% of Americans Think Obama Is a “Christian”.

Cult leader should be the correct answer.

Pic of the Day: What a Car Full of Lobotomized Obamabots Looks Like.

Number of working brain cells in that car: Zero.

NY Times: Should Rich Countries Redistribute Their Air-Condtioning To Poor Nations?.
You can have my AC when you take it from my cold, dead hands.

Hillary announces $20 million partnership between the US and African nations to boost clean energy projects
Because green investments have been such a smashing success in America.

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I was very surprised the link to Charles Johnson’s LGF was active.
Usually CJ puts up a bloc from all links that are less than laudatory.
If you click on his comments section you see that one must be a YES, CHARLES man in order to be a commentor at all.
No negative comments are allowed to stand.
All commentators who garner a negative (- sign) are banned.
All YES MEN, all the time.
How dull!

To summarize…

Nancy Pelosi, Jan Schakowsky, Van Jones, John Kerry, Al Gore, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Maxine Waters, Jay Carney, Shirley Jackson Lee, Al Sharpton, Rachel Maddow all lie to the American people all the time. How can they sleep at night? Is it a liberal thing to not have a conscience?

HOW CAN THEY LOOK IN THE MIRROR? they are a bunch of empty head liberals
who happened to have been born with a defect tongue longer than the average human,
which become pointed like an arrow when they reach puberty,
they should be avoided by the normal CITIZENS, because they can spread the infection
to those not informed of their sad condition of perversion
get dem out in NOVEMBER, they are sick in the brain,
because of their abnormaled forked tongue, THEY SHOULD NOT BE ELECTED,
only vote for normal people on the other side.
notice the difference between those who spit because of their tongue always in the way,

@Nan G: I had never heard of Charles Johnson before.

@John: I am only guessing, but maybe they see this as pushing forth the greater good agenda…in their minds, greater good.

Obama Congratulates the Miami ‘Heats’

Must-see video:

The one area I thought Obama knew something about, too.
But, as one commenter noted, he probably was having trouble translating the collective noun Heat into Austrian.

@Nan G: I used to read LGF daily until he slipped into what can only be called ‘madness’ over Geert Wilders being a neo-nazi…as far as I can tell he’s fallen over the edge. Back then, he even allowed open debate within his comments section as long as the comment wasn’t blatantly offensive.