Throughout the scandals of the past eight weeks, I’ve been reading more than my usual share of the globalist financed left-wing news sites like TPM, Kos and Media matters. 99% of the comments are left wingers angrily lashing out at the people attacking the administration over these “non scandals”.
The other 1% are conservatives or libertarians or independents trolling the boards to inflame the other 99%.
I realized the other night that Liberals in this country have become a metaphor for an after school:
“But Janey! If you tell your parents that Joe beat you up, he’ll get suspended and we’ll lose the big game!!!”
They just can’t seem to figure out that their hubby is slapping them around and that that’s a bad thing.
“Eric Holder is the Moses of our time.” – MSNBC
I wonder if MSNBC executives realize why their ratings have collapsed in the past couple of months.
Fire Eric Holder: Column – USA Today
Unlike the head of the RNC, I am neither a Republican nor conservative, and I believe Holder should be fired.
On Thursday, Obama responded to the outcry over the AP and Fox scandals by calling for an investigation by … you guessed it … Eric Holder. He ordered Holder to meet with news media representatives to hear their “concerns” and report back to him. He sent his old sin eater for a confab with the very targets of the abusive surveillance. Such an inquiry offers no reason to trust its conclusions.
The feeble response was the ultimate proof that these are Obama’s sins despite his effort to feign ignorance. It did not matter that Holder is the sin eater who has lost his stomach or that such mortal sins are not so easily digested. Indeed, these sins should be fatal for any attorney general.
Claim: Holder ‘Beginning to Feel a Creeping Sense of Personal Remorse’ – Weekly Standard
Since this was posted on the Weekly Standard, Holder has been preparing an apology tour to the press.
However, I can give you some information that most likely won’t be reported on.
Earlier in the week, Senate majority and minority leaders met with the White House. The White House presented a negotiation plan for Holder to stay and it was quickly dismissed by both parties.
This does not necessarily mean Holder will be gone. Last year, Democratic leadership reached this same point with Holder but Valerie Jarrett overruled the leadership.
While there’s no doubt that VJ is still feared by Dems and Republicans alike, Obama is entering lame duck stage and she does not have the power she once had.
I can add that members of the Republican leadership are not working terribly hard to get rid of Holder, in contrast with their public statements.
Getting rid of Holder only matters if the Republicans are willing to make hay during the transition period between Holder leaving and his replacement being installed. They’ll have the opportunity to uncover numerous scandals if they are aggressive. Don’t hold your breath.
Adrian Peterson Says He’s ‘Not With’ Gay Marriage – CBS News
Ohhhhh Adrian. Prepare to be crucified, reprogrammed and rehabilitated.
Look, I’ve made it very clear on this blog in the past that I’m pro-gay marriage. I’m pro anyone doing whatever they want as long as it’s not hurting anyone else and the government fucking off and minding its own bidness. But I understand why some people aren’t. People with very traditional or religious backgrounds have their reasons to feel the way they do. But we all know that won’t be respected.
The man will be slaughtered in the media. The Vikings will release a statement saying that AP’s statements certainly don’t reflect the opinion of the Vikings organization and then he’ll be sent to sensitivity training for the next month. After that, he’ll say all the right things.
Instead of engaging in a bunch of self-righteous indignation, wouldn’t it be better to persuade.
Isn’t that fundamental to a civil society? The desire to respectfully persuade those that don’t agree with us.
Not much of that right now on any issue. No conversation, battle lines are drawn. I wonder how that will work out in the end.
…the system’s professional psychiatrists get $3,000 bonuses if they can grab veterans’ guns. According to Dr. X, when a veteran first comes into the system, he’ll collect as much information about him (including information about gun ownership). In past years, if the veteran is basically well, just anxious or depressed, he gets treatment and some meds, and then comes back every three months for follow-up and prescription renewals.
What’s been happening recently, though, is that the VA is pushing psychiatrists to seize guns. When doctors see a patient – even one who has been totally stable for years — the doctor says “I see on this progress note that you own fire arms.” If the patient says “yes,” Dr. X is required to ask the veteran to surrender his firearms. Veterans invariably refuse. When they do, the psychiatrist then summons the VA police to the room, saying “You’re going to surrender your firearms, or we’re going to involuntarily hospitalize you.” (Read this story, which corroborates what Dr. X is saying.)
Remember, there’s no reason to fear Islamic terror. The real terrorists, as President Obama said last week, are your friends and neighbors: Obama: Increase in domestic terrorism fueled by Internet.
And as we’ve seen from DHS documentation in the past, those domestic terrorists just happen to be the people that are critical of the White House: DHS Labels Liberty-Lovers as Potential Terrorists
Ironic considering there has never been a single incident of violence at Tea Party rallies. Yet DHS felt it was necessary to be at the Tea Party protests at IRS buildings last week.
Oddly, no visible DHS presence at the OWS events despite multiple rapes, assaults and damage done to private property.
Report: Obama admin. fought to keep Rosen warrant secret – Politico
Not a shock by any means given all the other scandals surrounding the Administration. It’s easy to yawn at this because we’re losing perspective.
Five years ago, if the President of the United States himself wanted to tap an American citizen’s phone or email, he had to get approval from a judge. Today he doesn’t even need approval to kill you.
Huffington Post: Time for Eric Holder to go – Washington Examiner
A rare moment of conscience for Left of center media.
This is about as uncomfortable as I’ve seen Al Franken look. The Dem’s that pushed the IRS into probing conservative non-profits are in a mild bind.
I say mild because nobody is really going to hold them accountable. Certainly nobody in this state when you consider a guy like Franken got enough votes to almost legally win his senate seat.