Democrat Takedown of the Day

From Jennifer Rubin:

How many times has a pundit or Democrat gushed over Obama’s “brilliant” mind? As conservatives pointed out to the swooners on the left, there was very little evidence of it — no inventive Third Wave philosophy of governance in his pre-presidential career, no significant legislative or intellectual achievement — other than writing a self-promoting and somewhat fictional account of himself — and actually very poor people skills (Maureen Dowd has only now figured out that he is thin-skinned and emotionally robotic). But it was heresy to suggest that he was a conventional liberal thinker, less interesting than Bill Clinton and less rigorous than Ronald Reagan

Rubin brings up the point that both Democrats and the media will be held accountable by voters for Obama presidency. The continued rise of Fox News and the Tea Party movement are clear signals that people are starting to realize they’ve been had.

Holly fraudulance, Bat Man!


This post was written by bobsikes on July 1, 2010 at 10:40 am

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POLITICS: Taking on the Giant of the Georgia 5th

Rep. John Lewis has an opponent. It’s Republican Kelly Nguyen.

Here’s Kelly’s platform:

1.To not participate in the lucrative congressional pension plan.
2.To legislate congressional term limits to 3 terms.
3.To oppose bailouts of any kind.
4.To never vote for a tax raise of any kind

You can follow Kelly on Twitter.

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FLORIDA#2: A crucial failure by the GOP that continues

One of the most important links I’ve provided in some time is this Dan Riehl article in Big Journalism. Reihl, publisher of Reihl World View, effectively takes to task the GOP’s failure on a national level to embrace new media.

Many GOP establishment figures, including those purportedly working in new media, have no serious knowledge, or understanding of the phenomenon of new media at all. Whatever mechanism that effectively binds the Democrat establishment and their on-line activists and bloggers either doesn’t exist on the GOP side, or is seriously broken, if not corrupted by an inside the Beltway mentality. Perhaps one needs a father who donated to a campaign to work in GOP new media today, who knows — judging by the alleged experience of many inside the Beltway, so-called new media professionals on the GOP side.

Does that disconnect and utter lack of support and genuine honest cooperation and cohesion matter? I would submit it does.

My contacts with GOP candidates can be described as spotty at best. Some have been better than others. E-mail inquiries are not always answered. I’m on every candidates mailing list yet have never recieved any campaign literature. Perhaps this is as a result of the size of the campaigns as I receive stuff from the Rubio, Crist, McCollum and Scott campaigns. And this is just talking about email, a medium that almost so five years ago.

Reihl provides the one example that illustrates the failure of the GOP from top down to get their message out from a surprising admission by Karl Rove.

Karl Rove is allegedly something of a genius when it comes to Republican political strategy. Yet, after leaving the White House, he said his worst political mistake was in not pushing back against the anti-war Left over the Iraq War.

The former White House political adviser blames himself for not pushing back against claims that President George W. Bush had taken the country to war under false pretenses, calling it one of the worst mistakes he made during the Bush presidency. The president, he adds, did not knowingly mislead the American public about the existence of such weapons

Did anyone from the Right push back? Yes, as a matter of fact. An entire cottage industry of blogging sprung up, first to support the wars after 9/11, and then to push back hard every day against the anti-war Left during the Bush administration because they, not Karl Rove, realized how critical it was. This is both well known and well documented. But evidently, no one in the GOP establishment, including Karl Rove, was listening

I was one of those bloggers who pushed back, but we weren’t receiving any help. The failure of the President and his party to recognize the problem and subsequently take action turned out to be monumental. They conceded the narrative to the Democrats and their media allies. Historians won’t be kind. This crucial error helped build momentum for the Obama presidency.

Reihl’s piece sadly shows that there’s little reason to hope that the GOP has changed.

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FLORIDA #2: DNC looking for “Macaca” moments

Perhaps Allen Boyd is acting at the behest of the DNC:

The Democratic National Committee is seeking “Macaca” moments. The party today is opening a website,, designed to recruit and display embarrassing audio and video of Republican candidates, as well as information about their schedules and copies of their mailers.

Campaigns have long made videotapes of each other, using “trackers” who follow the opposition from event to event. It was a young tracker who shot the video footage of then-Sen. George Allen (R-Va.) that wound up sinking his campaign.

The DNC hopes campaigns and journalists will use the footage in ads and news coverage. The site targets both 2010 candidates and 2012 hopefuls.

“[R]egular citizens can upload video or audio they’ve captured at pubic campaign events, and they can upload event information for upcoming campaign appearances by Republican candidates so others can attend and hold Republicans accountable of they don’t tell the truth.,” a DNC official said. “Unlike YouTube where you can only upload video, … users can download high quality videos from the site for clipping and using for their own projects (web videos, a

Well, well. No wonder all those cameras are out there. The Dems are looking for You-Tube ammo.

H/T: Mary Katherine Hamm

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KAGAN WATCH: Blogs react to Kagan deception of abortion

From Daniel Foster at the Corner:

Shannen Coffin details for NRO Elena Kagan’s role as a Clinton adviser in rewriting the science of partial-birth abortion, including her apparent strong-arming of a group of obstetricians into reversing themselves 180-degrees on whether there were cases in which the procedure could save the life of the mother.

The blogosphere is already starting to get the word out — Powerline, Volokh Conspiracy, AmSpec, Gateway Pundit, and Patterico have all written dispatches on the story — but the more important question is whether the Senate Judiciary Committee will confront Kagan with the charges.

Will they?

From attorney KrisAnne Hall:

We cant be distracted by Kagan’s strict stance on following the law,
make no mistake she will follow the law but it will be according to her interpretations
of the law based upon her beliefs. WE MUST KNOW her beliefs.

Hall was the Florida State’s Attorney wom was fired for speaking at Tea Party rallies.

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FLORIDA #2: That troubling NPR poll for democrats and the peril of gerrymandering

From John Fund:

Mr. Obama’s approval numbers may mask the real peril Democrats face because his job rating among blacks is an overwhelmingly positive 91%. As Michael Barone of “The Almanac of American Politics” points out, those readings imply that his job approval rating among whites is likely only about 39%.

That’s especially significant because most of the 70 competitive House races polled by NPR (as well as most of the states with the closest Senate races) have below-average populations of black voters. Racial gerrymandering justified by dubious interpretations of the Voting Rights Act has concentrated blacks into mostly safe Democratic districts, meaning now that most competitive seats are more white than average. These districts are more likely to be hostile to President Obama’s agenda, and thus more likely to be treacherous political terrain for Democrats. No wonder party strategists are so worried about this fall.

Florida #2 is part of the NPR data.

H/T: Lucianne

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A new catergory:

Saudi textbooks are still teaching hatred.

German Muslims attack a Jewish dance troupe.

A Muslim girl is stoned and kicked to death.

Let’s jihad against Christians now!

US Muslim jurists issue fatwa that forbid aid to troops.

Louis Farraakhan says that Blacks are the true children of Israel

Persecution and murder of Christians in Egypt.


This post was written by bobsikes on June 29, 2010 at 12:29 pm

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DEMOCRAT TAKEDOWN: Diane Feinstein’s Hypocricy on Judicial Experience

From Patterico who quotes Feinstein from 2003:

Miguel Estrada has never been a judge. So we have no record of judicial decision-making to examine. This is not dispositive in itself, but it is the first area where we find no record to help us in our decision.

Mr. Estrada is not a prolific writer. So we have no real record of writing to examine. Again, this alone would not be dispositive, but it is strike 2 in terms of where we can get information about this nominee.

We have not been granted access to the memos he wrote at the Department of Justice. So we can only take the word of the man who supervised him that those memos were ideologically driven and that he could not be trusted.

Says Patterico:

Elena Kagan has never been a judge. She is not a prolific writer. We have not seen her internal memoranda and correspondence from when she was Solicitor General

And now Feinstein finds that Kagen’s lack of judicial experience “refreshing.”

As Patterico says, this is just too easy. If a drip of Democrat hypocricy becomes a river, it will make these hearings far more interesting, won’t it? Patterico is a Los Angeles attorney and I’m sure his post will get back to Feinstein’s staff.


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FLORIDA #2: GOP Candidate Debate July 8 in Destin

From the Okaloosa County Rebublican Party

Congressional District 2 Forum

Thursday, July 8, 2010 6:30 PM

Destin City Hall – 4200 Two Trees Road, Destin

Invited Candidates:

Eddie Hendry, Ron McNeil, Barbara Olschner, David Scholl, Steve Southerland

Open to the Public

Thanks to BloggyBayou for the link. I’ll be there.

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POLITICS: Wow. Someone to take on Anthony Weiner

It’s Bob Turner.

And there’s a story about him in National Review:

Running for office was the farthest thing from Turner’s mind when he was watching Weiner on Bill O’Reilly’s Fox News show one March night. But, as Democrats were forcing their unpopular health-care revolution through, Weiner didn’t even have the decency to answer his interviewer’s questions. Weiner’s “dodging” made Turner “hostile.” So he went to his neighbor, Michael Long, who happens to be chairman of the Conservative party in New York, and asked, “To whom do I send a check?” No one, was the answer. There was no one challenging Weiner. So Turner pressed on, asking what could be done about that. Long sketched out prerequisites — “someone who isn’t working,” “someone who has enough coin to start the ball rolling.” Turner asked his wife of 46 years, Peggy, what she’d think of his running for Congress. A talk-radio junkie, the special-needs nurse immediately became his biggest cheerleader: She was in a state of outrage about the undemocratic transformation going on before her eyes. And so “Bob Turner for Congress” was born.

Here’s Bob Turner’s Facebook page.

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