Have you noticed that today’s Democrats desperately try to dismiss all of Obama’s scandals as Republican conspiracy theories?
Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut is just the latest to do so…
Dem Rep. Mocks C-SPAN Caller’s Conspiracies: Watch ‘Less Fox News’
Rep. Jim Himes (D-CT) on Wednesday put a C-SPAN caller in his place after he asked the congressman to defend President Obama from a laundry list of scandals coveted by conservatives.
The caller rattled off a list including Benghazi, the IRS scandal, NSA surveillance, Fast and Furious and the Veterans Affairs scandal. He also asked Himes to address the theory that Obama was responsible for the 2013 federal government shutdown, not Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
“Any other president would have been laughed out of office by now if he’d have been a Republican,” the caller said. “This guy gets away with murder!”
“That was quite a list,” Himes said after the caller completed his recitation of 20 or so scandals and conspiracies.
The congressman began to defend Obama, but instead suggested a different news diet to the caller.
“I will try to attend to defend — actually, I’m not going to,” Himes said. “Look, with all due respect, Bob, maybe a little more C-SPAN and a little bit less Fox News. That was the grab bag of everything that Fox News and my friends on the Republican Caucus of the House in particular have tried to hang around the president.”
Himes then addressed the Benghazi scandal, telling the caller that conspiracies surrounding the attack pinning it to the President have been proven inaccurate.
But which party makes up the lion’s share of 9/11 truthers?
Here’s a report from BuzzFeed Ben before he left Politico…
More than half of Democrats believed Bush knew
I’ve been looking for a good analogue to the willingness of Republicans to believe, or say they believe, that Obama was born abroad, and one relevant number is the share of Democrats willing to believe, as they say, that “Bush knew.”
There aren’t a lot of great public numbers on the partisan breakdown of adherents to that conspiracy theory, but the University of Ohio yesterday shared with us the crosstabs of a 2006 poll they did with Scripps Howard that’s useful in that regard.
“How likely is it that people in the federal government either assisted in the 9/11 attacks or took no action to stop the attacks because they wanted the United States to go to war in the Middle East?” the poll asked.
A full 22.6% of Democrats said it was “very likely.” Another 28.2% called it “somewhat likely.”
That is: More than half of Democrats, according to a neutral survey, said they believed Bush was complicit in the 9/11 terror attacks.
No glaringly stupid double standard here.
The Government Accountability Office ran some fake applications through the ObamaCare system as part of an investigation. Would you believe most of them were approved?
Who could have predicted such a thing?
GAO Launched an Obamacare Sting Operation—and Almost All Fake Insurance Applications Were Approved
An undercover operation found that the majority of fake Obamacare applications submitted were approved by the health law’s enrollment system.
Fake applicants were able to get subsidized insurance coverage in 11 of 18 attempts, according to a report from the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office. The agency conducted the sting operation to test the strength of the Affordable Care Act’s eligibility-verification system.
The findings will be discussed at a House Ways and Means hearing Wednesday. They were revealed in an advance copy of the testimony from Seto Bagdoyan, head of GAO’s Forensic Audits and Investigative Service, provided to the Associated Press.
The undercover investigators created fake identities by inventing Social Security numbers, income, and citizenship, and by counterfeiting documents.
ObamaCare will be much more careful with your identity.
To liberals who hate Israel:
Name another country in the region that supports the rights of women and gay people.
Aleister (@AmericanGlob) July 23, 2014
I’m not exaggerating at all. Congressman John Lewis of Georgia actually said this…
House Dems Push Amnesty on Twitter: America’s ‘Doors Are Open’
As thousands of illegal immigrant children are crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, House Democrats pushed for more amnesty, guest-worker visas, $3.7 billion in funding, and more lawyers for illegal immigrant children during a Tuesday Twitter town hall on immigration.
Their message to illegal immigrants was, in the words of Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), “our doors are open.”
“We are all connected. We can’t just build a wall or a fence and say no more,” Lewis said. “This is America. Our doors are open.”
Michael Ramirez of Investor’s Business Daily provides a pesky reminder…
Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post is the latest liberal to trot out the old America has become ungovernable excuse for Obama.
It’s virtually impossible to be a successful modern president
Being president is the most powerful job in the world. At which you will almost certainly fail.
Why? For lots of reasons up to and including:
* The decline of the bully pulpit as a persuasion mechanism
* The deep partisanship present not only in Congress but also in the electorate more broadly
* The splintering of the mainstream media/the rise of social media.
(NOTE: Forget about all this the next time America elects a Republican.)
Back in 2008 we were told that Obama was a light worker who could slow the rise of the oceans but that was before any real work was involved, you see.
Now that everything he touches turns to shit America is the problem, not him.
This horrid woman is one of the biggest supporters of abortion in congress and she wouldn’t give the time of day to your average red state “bitter clinger” Christian.
Funny how she has no problem invoking the name of Jesus over an issue she claims is being politicized by others.
How many of these children are being housed in her neighborhood?
Via Weasel Zippers.
This is an open letter to any of my fellow Bostonians who don’t support Israel…
You’re idiots and you make me a ashamed of my home city.
There is only one country in the middle east that supports equal rights for women and gay people, holds democratic elections without issue, has a fair legal system which has nothing to do with religion, functions as a completely modern civilized society and is an ally to the United States.
Newsflash: The two wannabe terrorists who attacked Boston during the marathon didn’t do so in the name of Judaism.
But then, what are facts compared to an opportunity to participate in a stupid protest and feel morally superior?
Pro-Palestinian demonstrators in Boston actually chanted “Jews back to Birkenau!” An absolute disgrace.
Palestine has rejected peace at every opportunity and Israel has every right to defend itself when attacked.
Get up to speed on the issues or shut the hell up.
Otherwise, you’re just embarrassing a great city.
And it certainly isn’t going to be our semi-retired president.
Jacob Fischler of the Monitor reported…
Gov. Rick Perry to deploy 1,000 National Guard troops to RGV
Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to announce he will activate the Texas National Guard at a news conference Monday in Austin, said state Sen. Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, D-McAllen.
Hinojosa did not have details of the effort, but an internal memo from another state official’s office said the governor planned to call about 1,000 Texas National Guard troops to the Rio Grande Valley — at a cost of about $12 million per month.
The memo was provided to The Monitor on the condition of anonymity because the information is not yet public.
Troops are expected to enter the area gradually, building up to 1,000 after about a month, the memo said.
The troops will join the Texas Department of Public Safety in its recent surge to combat human smuggling and drug trafficking amid the influx of mostly Central Americans illegally crossing the Rio Grande. Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, and Texas House Speaker Joe Straus announced the $1.3 million per week effort last month.
Texas Democrat Joaquín Castro complains Rick Perry is ‘militarizing’ the border.
I guess he doesn’t understand that’s kind of the whole point.
Now that all hell is breaking loose in the middle east, I look forward to hearing anyone in the media asking Obama, Biden, Hillary and Elizabeth Warren to explain their position on this…
Jerusalem And God Vote Gets Booed At Dem Convention
Delegates and members of the Democratic party booed after former Gov. Ted Strickland (D-OH) discussed God and moved to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Convention chairman Antonio Villaraigosa, mayor of Los Angeles, had to ask for the Yea and Nay vote several times before declaring the motion passed.
C-SPAN cameras captured the dissatisfaction among members after the motion passed.
Here’s the video…
The reporter is Ed Henry of FOX News and I paraphrased him in the title of this post, he was much more respectful.
Still, you get the point.
RELATED: A post I wrote back in February is getting a lot of traffic today.
I wonder why…