Walker has been a great governor for Wisconsin but he made the mistake of proving that public employee unions are an arm of the Democratic Party so he’s public enemy #1 to many on the left.
He managed to get re-elected with more votes in a recall election, so you know he’s doing something right.
George F. Will: The nastiest political tactic this year
The early-morning paramilitary-style raids on citizens’ homes were conducted by law enforcement officers, sometimes wearing bulletproof vests and lugging battering rams, pounding on doors and issuing threats. Spouses were separated as the police seized computers, including those of children still in pajamas. Clothes drawers, including the children’s, were ransacked, cellphones were confiscated and the citizens were told that it would be a crime to tell anyone of the raids.
Some raids were precursors of, others were parts of, the nastiest episode of this unlovely political season, an episode that has occurred in an unlikely place. This attempted criminalization of politics to silence people occupying just one portion of the political spectrum has happened in Wisconsin, which often has conducted robust political arguments with Midwestern civility.
If this had happened under Bush, the left might have called it fascism.
And by might, I mean would.
An outstanding and underrated band from the 90’s. I believe the genre is called Trip Hop.
Here are three songs…
There are two more below.
Yes, we know you do.
This might be the ultimate Freudian slip….
Don’t expect the liberal media cavalry to come charging over the hill about this. Insults made by liberals about conservative women don’t count.
Only Republicans can be found guilty in the supposed War on Women and if NC Senator Vincent Shaheen was a Republican, not only would the media force him to publicly apologize, his words would be indisputable proof that all Republicans are sexist pigs.
Nikki Haley’s Dem Opponent: ‘Escort Whore Out the Door!’
While giving a get-out-the-vote speech at a Florence, South Carolina political event, Democrat gubernatorial candidate, State Senator Vincent Shaheen, told cheering fans of his opponent, sitting Republican governor Nikki Haley, “We are going to escort whore out the door.” He then seemed to correct himself by exchanging the word “whore” with “her” while sharing knowing smiles and laughs with the Democrat crowd.
Shaheen lost to Haley in 2010. In their current rematch, the Real Clear Politics poll of polls has Haley ahead by more than 15 points.
It was Inconvenient Truths Week at College Insurrection.
Cross posted at Legal Insurrection…
This week’s course from Prager University was particularly enlightening.
Here’s another inconvenient truth. Higher ed isn’t immune to Ebola.
- Democrat at Clinton College Speech Claims He Has Ebola, Licks Conservative Student
- Colleges Get Serious About Ebola
- Southwestern College Evacuates, Sets Up Quarantines After False Ebola Scare
- WaPo Strikes Back at Syracuse Univ. for Uninviting Photojournalist Because of Recent Travel to Liberia
George Will is still controversial for some reason.
- Women’s Studies Profs Throw a Fit Over George Will Appearance
- George Will to Speak at Miami University Despite Protests of 1,000 Students, Parents, and Faculty
- Protesters Obstruct Entrance at George Will’s Miami University Speech
Dinesh D’Souza too.
Because you know, we wouldn’t want to offend anyone.
- National Union of Students Won’t Condemn ISIS, Fearing it Would be ‘Islamophobic’
- British University Refuses to Commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day
Politics in higher education.
- College Conservative Op-Ed Asks “How Far is Too Far?” For Campaign Ads
- Stony Brook University Violated Election Law Promoting Rally for Democrat
- Desperate Wendy Davis Tweets Pic of ‘Supporters’ Who Are Actually College Republicans
Oh, those crazy professors…
- Princeton Prof. Charged with Stealing Lawn Signs Sentenced to Community Service
- Prof. Tells Son of Syrian Immigrants He’s Exerting White Privilege
Religious studies update.
- Physics Professor Says Big Bang Points to God’s Existence
- Catholic Loyola University Chicago Approves Pagan Student Group
- Christian College to Give Full-Ride Scholarship to Sex Trafficking Victims
And now, the news in sports.
- University of Texas to Pay College Athletes $10,000 Each
- UNC Officials Complicit in Academic Fraud on Behalf of Athletes
What I learned in college.
- SUNY Delhi to Offer Course on ‘Breakup Training’
- Slate: Going to College Should Make You Rich. Period.
- Syracuse Policy Makes Almost All Internet Activity “Harassment”
- Has The Federalist Society Caved to Rape Culture?
- Federal Investigations of Sex Assaults on Campus Have Grown 50% Since May
- Liberal Student Angry That White Guys Lead University’s Anti-Sexual Assault Campaign
And finally, leftism gone wild.
Everyone put on your shocked face.
The government watchdog site Judicial Watch reported…
Valerie Jarrett Key Player in Fast and Furious Cover-Up After Holder Lied to Congress
President Obama’s trusted senior advisor, Valerie Jarrett, was a key player in the effort to cover up that Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress about the Fast and Furious scandal, according to public records obtained by Judicial Watch.
The information is part of a Department of Justice (DOJ) “Vaughn index” detailing records about the gun-running operation known as Fast and Furious. JW had to sue the agency for the records after the Obama administration failed to provide them under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). A federal court ordered the DOJ to provide the records over the agency’s objections. Yesterday JW reported on the broad information in the records, including that Obama asserted executive privilege for Holder’s wife as part of the administration’s efforts to cover up the scandal.
Practically lost in the 1,000-plus pages of records is an index that shows Jarrett was brought in to manage the fact that Holder lied to Congress after the story about the disastrous gun-running operation broke in the media. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF) ran the once-secret program that allowed guns from the U.S. to be smuggled into Mexico so they could eventually be traced to drug cartels. Instead, federal law enforcement officers lost track of hundreds of weapons which have been used in an unknown number of crimes, including the murder of a U.S. Border Patrol agent in Arizona.
There are some people who believe Valerie Jarrett is running the whole show at the Obama White House.
You know, like liberals did with Karl Rove.
You know that habit Obama has of pretending he’s a Washington outsider when things go bad?
Charles Krauthammer’s new column nails it…
Barack Obama, bewildered bystander
The president is upset. Very upset. Frustrated and angry. Seething about the government’s handling of Ebola, said the front-page headline in the New York Times last Saturday.
There’s only one problem with this pose, so obligingly transcribed for him by the Times. It’s his government. He’s president. Has been for six years. Yet Barack Obama reflexively insists on playing the shocked outsider when something goes wrong within his own administration.
The IRS? “It’s inexcusable, and Americans are right to be angry about it, and I am angry about it,” he thundered in May 2013 when the story broke of the agency targeting conservative groups. “I will not tolerate this kind of behavior in any agency, but especially in the IRS.”
Except that within nine months, Obama had grown far more tolerant, retroactively declaring this to be a phony scandal without “a smidgen of corruption.”
Remember when Martin Bashir “resigned” from MSNBC for saying someone should defecate in Sarah Palin’s mouth?
CNN’s Carol Costello apologizes for Palin remarks
CNN’s Carol Costello apologized on Thursday for joking about a police recording of Bristol Palin.
“Over the past few days I have been roundly criticized for joking about a brawl involving the Palin family. In retrospect, I deserve such criticism and would like to apologize,” Costello said in a statement to POLITICO.
On Wednesday, before playing a tape in which Bristol Palin describes an alleged altercation at a party in Wasilla, Alaska, Costello said, “This is quite possibly the best minute and a half of audio we’ve ever come across. Well, come across in a long time anyway.”
In the tape, Palin is heard describing what happened to her after she confronted someone she accused of pushing her sister.
To borrow one of Obama’s favorite phrases, let me be clear…
CNN’s Carol Costello thought it was just a laugh riot that Sarah Palin’s daughter Bristol was physically assaulted by an unknown man at a party.
When she introduced the recording of the 911 call she actually said “Sit back and enjoy.”
CNN should fire Carol Costello for this.
If they don’t, they’ll be sending a clear message that it’s perfectly fine to laugh about an assault on Chelsea Clinton or one of Obama’s daughters.
The left can hate Sarah Palin all they want but when they’re caught using their influence in media to perpetuate violence against women they don’t like and laughing about it, they need to be held responsible for their actions.
The left’s suggestion that conservatives are waging a war on women is a steaming pile of horse shit.
Look no further than their own words for proof.
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