Threats to freedom of speech, writing and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen. -George Orwell

Monday, September 30, 2013


As the battle over ObamaCare continues, a new CNN poll shows the public more or less evenly split between blaming the GOP and the Dear Leader if the dispute causes a government shutdown tomorrow.

The CNN/ORC International poll released Monday morning shows that while 46% would blame congressional Republicans for the government shutdown, 49% would assign either all or some of the blame to Obama.

More significantly, the poll shows a move toward blaming Obama following a similar survey conducted earlier in the month.  As CNN reports:
"The number who would hold congressional Republicans responsible has gone down by 5 points since early September, and the number who would blame Obama is up 3 points in that same time," said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "Those changes came among most demographic groups."
The CNN poll is similar to a CBS News/New York Times survey released late last week that indicated 44% blaming congressional Republicans and 35% pointing fingers at the president. Two other polls conducted in the past week and a half, from Pew Research Center and United Technologies/National Journal, showed a much closer margin but their questions mentioned Republicans in general rather than the GOP in Congress.
Could Ted Cruz's 21-hour talkathon have moved the needle in the GOP's favor?  It's quite likely, whether the Establishment Media is willing to admit it or not.  As CNN acknowledges, other polls have shown the blame to be more equally shared. And even in this poll, independents are evenly divided - with 39% pointing the finger at Republicans and 38% at Obama.

The CNN poll also shows that 57% oppose Obamacare itself – up 3 points since May – compared to only 38% who support it. Independents oppose the law by 67-27 percent.

In a separate question, 47% of all people in the poll say that Obama is acting like a spoiled child in the budget battle.  Also, 58% say congressional Democrats are acting like spoiled children.  This indicates that there is plenty of blame to go around.  It's not just a Republican problem.  Only the biased media and the Democrats they support are making that bogus claim.

Obviously the media is spinning furiously on behalf of their creature, Obama.  But as Mike Flynn points out:
Democrats and the media are convinced that the public will "blame" Republicans for the looming government shutdown. This is predicated on memories that Republicans were "blamed" for the last government shutdown, in 1995-96. The media certainly did "blame" the GOP at the time for causing the shutdown. The voters, however, didn't seem to have the same view. Just months later, at the next election, the Republicans retained their majorities in Congress. The Senate GOP even picked up 2 seats, in a year in which Clinton won reelection.
President Clinton did win reelection that year, but it was with less than a majority of the vote. In other words, a majority of Americans voted against Bill Clinton in the three-way presidential race. Democrats stayed roughly even in the House and lost ground in the Senate.
Senate Republicans went into the 1996 election with 53 seats in the Senate. They emerged with 55. In the House, the Republicans lost just two seats, retaining their majority. The conventional wisdom today is that the GOP "suffered" as a result of the shutdown. The party should be so lucky this year.
All of this was at a time that the three broadcast networks and mainstream media could unilaterally dictate the political conversation. In 1996, they used this power to bludgeon the GOP over the shutdown and did eventually get the party to cave and agree to Clinton's budget terms. They have nothing like this power today.
In the months that followed, though, Republicans in Congress secured a balanced budget deal and achieved their long-sought goal to reform welfare. Whatever short-term "blame" they suffered from the shutdown didn't preclude policy and electoral success just months later.
The media may say now that the GOP is committing "political suicide" by pushing demands that threaten a shutdown. But, as the great philosopher Cab Calloway said, "It ain't necessarily so."
That's exactly right.  For those who are wondering what a shutdown does or doesn't do, Heritage answers some frequently asked questions.


Jihad in Kenya: Additional details of Nairobi mall massacre; 16-year-old girl executed as she talked to her mother on the phone

Boko Haram kills 40 students in Nigeria college dorm

Muslim Herdsmen, Islamic Extremists Kill More Christians in Nigeria

Kenya terrorists used new tactic to spare some Muslims

Obama Falls for Iranian 'Fatwa' Hoax on Nuclear Weapons

I'm Still Not Going Back to the Catholic Church

Conservatives Embrace Cut in Mandatory Sentences

Bill Clinton - BILL CLINTON! -  Accuses Ted Cruz of Making (Unspecified) "False Statements"

House Hearing Room Bursts Out Laughing at Obama's 'Red Line' on CR

Tea Party Congressman Raul Labrador Makes a Fool of MSNBC's Chris Matthews Over Shutdowns Under Former Boss Tip O'Neill


Picture an epic scene in a movie where an American fighter jet squares off against an Iranian jet. About to duel, but instead the Iranian bows to the pilot and the technological prowess of the American wins the encounter without a shot being fired. This million-dollar scene could be featured in a Tom Cruise movie, but actually, it happened in real life. Hear why this is a success for American foreign policy and history buffs, in this edition of Afterburner with Bill Whittle.

Sunday, September 29, 2013


I'm sorry, but we have to talk about the barbarism of modern Islamist terrorism

Maaloula was religious cleansing, not a military target

Dangerous Times: Nobody can Deny Violent Islam

Another Hero Emerges From Nairobi Mall Massacre, An Irish Army Ranger Saved Hundreds Of Lives

How to Constitutionally Fund the Government

Cruz 2016 revisited

CBS News buries poll result showing Tea Party support rising

The Gay-Marriage Double Standard

Bill de Blasio and the Jews of New York

Weeping liberal weather dude vows to get vasectomy over climate change


He was saying it more than two weeks ago.  He was saying it last Monday and he's still saying it:

On the floor of the U.S. Senate on Friday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D.-Nev.) said that "a very wealthy group of people" are backing the Tea Party in what Reid described as an "effort to destroy our government."
"A bad day for government is a good day for the anarchists among us, those who believe in no - I repeat, no - government. That is their belief," Reid said. "The modern-day anarchists known as the Tea Party, they believe in no government. And they are backed by a very wealthy group of people who finance this effort to destroy our government."
Reid's accusation that the Tea Party is an "effort to destroy our government" - which he made at 12:16 p.m. Friday afternoon Eastern time - was not included in "his remarks as prepared for delivery" that were posted on his official Senate website. However, they were captured on video by C-SPAN and included in the transcript of Reid's speech printed in the Congressional Record.

The voices inside Harry Reid's head started making these kinds of statements back in April, and then elaborated on the idea during a radio interview at the beginning of May, as reported by The Hill:
"We have a situation where this country has been driven by the Tea Party for the last number of years. When I was in school, I studied government, and I learned about the anarchists," Reid said. "Now, they were different than the Tea Party because they were violent. But they were anarchists because they did not believe in government in any level and they acknowledged it. The Tea Party kind of hides that."
Or maybe there's no "anarchism" to be hidden because the accusation itself is a load of bullshit.  I'm just sayin'...


Samuel Gregg, Director of Research at the Acton Institute, discusses the Syria crisis and his new book, Tea Party Catholic, with host Perry Atkinson on Focus Today.

About Tea Party Catholic:
In Tea Party Catholic, Samuel Gregg draws upon Catholic teaching, natural law theory, and the thought of the only Catholic Signer of America's Declaration of Independence, Charles Carroll of Carrollton - the first "Tea Party Catholic" - to develop a Catholic case for the values and institutions associated with the free economy, limited government, and America's experiment in ordered liberty. Beginning with the nature of freedom and human flourishing, Gregg underscores the moral and economic benefits of business and markets as well as the welfare state's problems. Gregg then addresses several related issues that divide Catholics in America. These include the demands of social justice, the role of unions, immigration, poverty, and the relationship between secularism and big government.

Saturday, September 28, 2013


Defunding ObamaCare

It Doesn't Matter If the Obamacare Defunding Gambit Fails

ObamaCare's massive marriage penalties: Discriminatory taxes and unequal access to tax credits

Crazy Tom Harkin: This "defund" effort is as dangerous as the break-up before the Civil War or something

Media Shamefully Silent After White House Links GOP to Terrorists

MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell: 'No Reason For The Debt Ceiling'; 'It's A Really Dumb Idea'

U.N. "scientists": never mind the data, global warming is real

The Climate-Industrial Complex

The Dangers of a De Blasio Victory in New York City's Mayoral Race

A Weather Underground terrorist tries to erase his history - and universities help him do it.


Is Senator Barbara Boxer a liar?  Or is she simply ignorant of the facts?  Why choose?  She's a Democrat and a liberal, which pretty much covers all the bases.

Yesterday she claimed that the federal budget deficit has "been cut in half" under Obama.  Wait...WHAT?

Budget figures provided by the White House show that the deficit nearly tripled from 2008 to 2009, when Obama took office, and has remained above $1 trillion since then, though 2013 projections are slightly lower.

The country has seen higher budget deficits during every year of Obama's presidency than it did during any of his predecessor's eight years in office.

The White House provides the following deficit numbers:

2005: $318 billion

2006: $248 billion

2007: $161 billion

2008: $459 billion

2009: $1.41 trillion

2010: $1.29 trillion

2011: $1.3 trillion

2012: $1.09 trillion

2013 (projected): $973 billion

Boxer made her remarks on the House floor on Friday:

If you listen to the Republicans, you'd that this deficit has gone up under President Obama. President Obama inherited a $1.2 trillion deficit. It's now down - it's been cut in half. It's been cut in half. But if you listen to them, you'd think that, oh my God, everything is awful. I just took a look at the charts. I took a look at deficits under Democratic and Republican presidents. I am so proud to be a Democrat.
It was not clear whether or not Boxer was looking at this chart:


Pastor, 2 children killed in fresh Boko Haram attack
Suspected Boko Haram gunmen on Thursday opened fire on a church in Dorowa in Nigeria's north eastern state of Yobe, killing the pastor and his two children before setting fire to the building and fleeing, the military said.
Boko Haram, which has said it is fighting to create an Islamic state in mainly Muslim northern Nigeria, has repeatedly attacked churches in its four-year insurgency.
"Unknown gunmen suspected to be Boko Haram terrorists attacked" the church in Yobe state early on Thursday, area military spokesman Eli Lazarus said in a statement.
"During the attack, a pastor and his two children were killed," he said.
The church "and two other houses in the community were burnt by the gunmen before fleeing the scene of the incident," the statement further said.
The killings occurred in the town of Dorawa, some 30 kilometres (18 miles) from the site of a brutal school attack in July that saw dozens of students slaughtered.

Friday, September 27, 2013


Even as we have Democrats accusing Republicans of being anarchists and arsonists and extortionists and suicide bombers and despicable, political terrorists who are every bit as dangerous to the nation as the civil war...guess who John McCain is mad at?
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Friday said the GOP has become a "dysfunctional" party that has spent more time infighting over ObamaCare than targeting Democrats who passed the law.
McCain blamed Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Mike Lee (R-Utah.), the leaders of the movement to tie defunding of ObamaCare to the threat of a government shutdown, for driving wedges between Republicans. Both have appeared in ads attacking fellow GOP lawmakers.
"We are dividing the Republican Party," McCain said on CBS. In his nearly 30 years in the Senate, McCain said he has never seen the infighting among members of his party so bad.
"Rather than attacking Democrats and maybe trying to persuade those five or six Democrats that are leaning Republican, we are now launching attacks against Republicans funded by commercials that Sen. Lee and Sen. Cruz appear in."
Attacking Democrats?  Whenever you're ready, Maverick.  There's a first time for everything, I guess.  In the meantime, there's this:

GOP sends negative Cruz info to Fox; Aide says John McCain 'fucking hates' Ted Cruz

and this:

John McCain, Lindsey Graham attack Rand Paul for marathon 13-hour filibuster

and this:

McCain joins Obama, calls for review of 'Stand Your Ground' laws

and this:

McCain 'impressed' with Obama's divisive 'coulda been me' speech on racism

and this:

McCain Blasts GOP's Attacks on "Reproductive Rights"

and this:

John McCain Attacks Republicans For Not Supporting His Amnesty Plan

and this:

McCain Tweets Huffington Post Article attacking Republicans

and this:

McCain Defends Clinton Aide Huma Abedin

and this:

McCain: Paul, Cruz, Amash Are 'Wacko Birds'

and this:

McCain Accuses Tea Party Colleagues Of Pushing Dems Too Far

and this:

John McCain attacks Deb Fischer after her criticism of immigration bill

and this:

McCain Attacks Washington, Republicans, Old White Men with White Hair  (yes, really)

and this:

While going to bat for the Obama Regime in the 2011 debt-ceiling fight, Maverick quoted on the Senate floor a Wall Street Journal editorial that referred to the Tea Party as "hobbits."  And then he defended what he did in the Huffington Post:

John McCain On Tea Party 'Hobbit' Criticism: 'I Am Not Sorry For What I Said'

And this is just a small sampling of the kind of crap that McCain has been doing and saying since the 1990s.  He's always courted the Establishment Media by bashing members of his own party because he knows they can't get enough of that stuff.  Of course, he found out very quickly how fake their admiration of him really is once he found himself competing with Barack Obama in 2008.

Since getting his ass kicked that year McCain has pursued a policy of getting back in the good graces of the media by bashing Conservatives and siding with Obama as much as he possibly can. Where was McCain on the night that Rand Paul stood for 13 hours in filibuster?  He was having dinner with Obama at the Jefferson Hotel, along with several other Vichy Republicans.  

It's ironic that McCain is bashing Ted Cruz and Mike Lee for attacking other Republicans for not going along with their proposals.  One of the common themes of the articles linked above is that McCain ruthlessly attacks fellow Republicans who don't back his policy initiatives, including intervening in the Syrian civil war on the side of Al-Qaeda and other jihadi genocidal maniacs.  He also doesn't like it when they oppose Democrat policy initiatives or object to Dear Leader's divisive speeches.

And here's some additional hypocrisy regarding his opposition to the Cruz-Lee strategy of defunding ObamaCare:  McCain was in favor of that strategy before he was against it.
In late 2009, the Senate was debating Obamacare but had to shift off Obamacare to switch over to deal with military funding which had been included in a Continuing Resolution (CR). McCain, along with Sens. Tom Coburn (R-OK), Richard Burr (R-NC), Mike Johanns (R-NE), and Bob Corker (R-TN), all voted to hold up military funding before Christmas amid the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, according to the Senate roll call records.
At that time, Senate Republicans had only had 40 members so they could not hold up Obamacare at a cloture vote. Until Brown won the special election in Massachusetts, they planned to stall to try to hold off Reid as long as they could. They also hoped constituent pressure over Obamacare's unpopularity would aid them if some Democrats had to face voters over the holidays. As a result, they actually filibustered a military funding bill in an attempt to buy time.
"Republicans have said their goal is to delay the bill and force Senate Democrats to go home and face their constituents, hoping for some supporters of the measure to return after New Year's too fearful to back the legislation," the Washington Post wrote at the time - a strategy that is all too familiar to what Cruz is advocating now.
Why did the Republicans lose then? Several GOP senators abandoned the strategy and voted with Reid to move the Senate along. Those who broke with McCain and the rest of the Senate Republicans were Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME), Arlen Specter (D-PA) (who had just switched parties), and Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX); of that group, only Collins still holds office in the U.S. Senate.
Obviously McCain doesn't really have a problem with this particular procedural tactic.  He's attempted to use it himself.  So what's the problem?  Well, the Tea Party was in its infancy in late 2009 and had yet to send anybody to Congress.  

Since the rise of the Tea Party, however, McCain has reflexively cozied up to the likes of Harry Reid, Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, as well as Obama himself, because he prefers to stand with his fellow Beltway Establishment elitists - regardless of party affiliation -  than with those who represent the grassroots base of the GOP.  

Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and other members of a new generation of Senate GOP leaders are a threat to the hegemony of the Establishment.  That's why they are being attacked by McCain and his allies.  It's that simple.  They stand with us.  "Maverick" stands with...well, you know.


Ted Cruz Extends the Buckley Rule

Obama's Bogus Numbers

White House now selling ObamaCare by…tweeting pictures of cuddly animals

Cronyism: One Degree of Fannie & Freddie

Why Paul Krugman Should Go On Medicaid

Climate Expert Warns of Impending Global Cooling Crisis

Credit card firm ends 4-year relationship with nation's No. 1 gun store...for selling guns

Racism, Inc.

The Democrat party loves ill-informed voters

Judge expresses ideological solidarity with would-be mass murderer


Horrific claims of torture emerge as soldiers reveal gory Kenyan mall massacre details
Soldiers told of the horrific torture meted out by terrorists in the Nairobi mall massacre yesterday with claims hostages were dismembered, had their eyes gouged out and were left hanging from hooks in the ceiling.
Men were said to have been castrated and had fingers removed with pliers before being blinded and hanged.
Children were found dead in the food court fridges with knives still embedded in their bodies, it was claimed.
Most of the defeated terrorists, meanwhile, were reportedly discovered 'burnt to ashes', set alight by the last extremist standing to try to protect their identities.
The horrifying details came yesterday as the first pictures emerged from within the wreckage of the building, showing piles of bodies left strewn across the floor.
A third of the mall was destroyed in the battle between terrorists and Kenyan troops.
Lying in the rubble are feared to be the bodies of as many as 71 civilians who have been declared missing by the Kenyan Red Cross.
With detectives, including the FBI and the Metropolitan Police, still unable to reach the wrecked part of the mall for fear of setting off explosives, it could take up to a week to determine exactly who is still inside.
Yesterday, soldiers and doctors who were among the first people into the mall after it was reclaimed on Tuesday, spoke of the horrifying scenes inside.
'You find people with hooks hanging from the roof,' said one Kenyan doctor, who asked not to be named.
'They removed eyes, ears, nose. They get your hand and sharpen it like a pencil then they tell you to write your name with the blood.
They drive knives inside a child's body.
'Actually if you look at all the bodies, unless those ones that were escaping, fingers are cut by pliers, the noses are ripped by pliers. Here it was pain.'

Thursday, September 26, 2013



Greg welcomes guests Rick Leventhal and Joanne Nosuchinsky. Plus, TV's Andy Levy joins the panel.

EPA Admits New Power-Plant Regs Won't Affect Climate Change
The EPA recently announced new regulations limiting the carbon produced by power companies as part of a greater effort to curb climate change. However, on the 346th page of the 463-page report, under a section entitled "Impacts of the Proposed Action," the EPA admits that it doesn't think the new rules will reduce emissions of CO2, a major greenhouse gas, in any major way.
According to the report, "The EPA does not anticipate that this proposed rule will result in notable CO2 emission changes." They released a press statement the same day the report was made public announcing their decision to "cut carbon pollution from new power plants in order to combat climate change."
Last month, President Obama directed the EPA and the EPA's new chief administrator, Gina McCarthy, to make climate change their top priority. Regulations the agency itself thinks won't help are an interesting start.


Ted Cruz Might Just Have Won the Future for the GOP

Cruz Control should be standard on GOP models

Ted Cruz and the Power of Conviction

The Disconnect

Republican Strategy for the Debt Ceiling Crisis

The Dodgy New HHS Report on ObamaCare Premiums

Iran's Rouhani: No Time for Obama, Plenty for Farrakhan

Shut Up. Because Science.

New report undercuts global warming alarmists

Left-wingers in the Justice Department trying to end voucher program in Louisiana


This is absolutely infuriating to me.  Consider this the pathetic coda to McCain's ridiculous rant following Rand Paul's filibuster last spring.  McCain also referred to Rand Paul and those senators who stood with him (including Ted Cruz) as "wacko birds."

For myself, I'm not embarrassed that I voted for McCain in 2008.  I'm a Republican and he was the party's nominee and that's how I roll.  But it would be accurate to say that I'm disappointed that my party nominated him in the first place and that my first-ever vote in a presidential election had to be cast for this asshole. The GOP must do better!

Over at Hot Air, Allahpundit cheerfully acknowledges that he's fairly RINO-ish by most Conservative standards, but even he's had enough of McCain's bullshit.
That headline is Justin Amash's joke, not mine, but it's not much of an exaggeration. This is, essentially, the Democratic response: ObamaCare was duly passed, it was an issue in a presidential campaign that the GOP lost, end of story - whether or not there are 51 or even 60 votes in the Senate to defund this thing. He actually used the phrase "elections have consequences," which must be the first time a member of the *minority* party has ever tossed that into a debate. Like Ramesh Ponnuru says, weren't Ted Cruz and Mike Lee elected too?
Watching this was the first time I felt that he might be serious about retiring in 2016. The reaction to it on Twitter among righties, even those who have criticized Cruz for his "defund" strategy, was more uniformly, stridently negative than the response to any other display of maverick-iness in recent memory. And understandably so: There's no reason for McCain to go out and carry Obama's and Reid's water on this except his own antipathy to Cruz, Paul, and the other "wacko birds." It's not merely the betrayal, it's the pettiness of it. More so than even Mitch McConnell or Boehner, I think he's become public enemy number one among Republicans for tea partiers. He'll have a ferocious primary challenge in three years, and if he intends to defeat it, at some point he’ll have to start making nice with the Cruz/Paul contingent. I think he’d rather quit and enjoy the rest of his term sticking thumbs in their eyes.
"Elections have consequences" was only half the speech, though. The other half has Maverick in high dudgeon over Cruz wondering yesterday whether the opponents of his "defund" strategy would have also, ahem, stood up to Hitler. Given how many interventionists there are on the other side of him on this issue, I'm…reasonably sure that most would have. It's a lame Godwinian flourish, although RINO-haters no doubt will consider the comparison insulting to Neville Chamberlain, if anything. But seriously: After more than 21 hours of Cruz talking about ObamaCare, the key part of his speech that McCain feels obliged to put front and center with America watching is…a throwaway line about Nazi appeasers? This is what Maverick decided he needed to do with his precious moments on the floor and his credibility as a so-called "reasonable Republican?" Retirement can't come too soon.
Amen to that!  I agree that McCain knows he's all done and will take the rest of his time in office to go on the mother of all RINO rampages against his GOP colleagues and the grassroots Conservatives they represent.  So, with that in mind, I'm declaring my own private war against him.

My opening salvo against him deals with the disingenuous tactic of throwing McCain's military service - especially the torture he endured as a POW in the Vietnam War - in the face of anybody who dares criticize him.  He definitely deserves all due respect for his service and the suffering he experienced because of it.  But as I said to somebody on Twitter last night, it doesn't give him - or anybody, for that matter - a lifetime free pass from criticism.  It's an absurd and insulting premise, not to mention a total cop out.  

It's also a tactic designed to stop the conversation, in the same way that liberals employ false accusations of "racism" in order to delegitimize a person's position and, thus, halt the debate.

McCain is a U.S. Senator and has been for a long time.  He's been our party's nominee for president.  He's been in the public arena and been heavily involved in legislating our lives.  Not only does he not deserve to be above criticism but it would be absolutely un-American to place him or anybody else on that kind of pedestal, especially while they are still actively involved in crafting public policy.

When you watch the clips of McCain's response to Rand Paul back in March and Ted Cruz earlier today (less than an hour after Cruz finished), it's really remarkable the amount of hostility he displays, both in his words and his delivery.  And this is a so-called "Republican" going after a member of his own party!  I can't remember ever witnessing a similarly hostile response offered up by McCain in opposition to a Democrat.  Not even when he was running for president!

With regards to Cruz's remark about appeasing Nazis I would like to point out a couple of things.  Was it an example of Godwin's Law?  Perhaps.  But if so, it's no worse than the similar comparison to appeasers that warmongers like McCain himself are in the habit of using when describing people like Rand Paul as "isolationists."  And, of course, other words - like "anarchists" and "arsonists" - have been repeatedly used by Democrats.  And not just any Democrats but their respective leaders in the Senate and the House.  So to hell with civility!

But since I'm feuding with McCain now, I no longer give a damn who gets offended.  To those who think that McCain should be above criticism simply because he's a combat veteran I would ask this question: How far does that go?  After all, John Kerry was a decorated combat veteran as well. It doesn't make him any less of a scumbag.  Do we excuse a mass murderer because he served his country once upon a time?  If you think so, then let me tell you the story of another decorated combat veteran who exploited that status for political purposes...


Greg welcomes guests Jonna Spilbor, Ambassador John Bolton, and very special guest, Rich Little. TV's Andy Levy joins the panel.

Samuel L. Jackson slams Obama for ghetto talk: 'Stop trying to relate'
Renowned Academy Award-winning actor and loyal Barack Obama supporter Samuel L. Jackson may be singing a new tune about the president — "The Thrill is Gone."
Jackson sent a message to Obama in an interview to be published in the upcoming issue of Playboy magazine, telling the leader of the free world to "stop trying to 'relate'" to the public and "be f**king presidential," according to Gossip Cop.
Gossip Cop reported:
After ranting about the importance of good grammar, the interviewer asks the star what he thinks about "President Obama or other highly educated Americans consciously drop[ping] gs off the ends of words to sound like Joe Average."
Jackson replies, "First of all, we know it ain't because of his blackness, so I say stop trying to 'relate.' Be a leader. Be f**king presidential."
The actor continues, "Look, I grew up in a society where I could say 'It ain't' or 'What it be' to my friends. But when I'm out presenting myself to the world as me, who graduated from college, who had family who cared about me, who has a well-read background, I f**king conjugate."
Obama occasionally assumed an "everyman" role by slipping into the vernacular during his 2012 presidential campaign. Hillary Clinton has done the same, especially when speaking before African-American groups.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013


Jihad in Kenya

In the Name of Islam

ObamaCare reduces choice in both insurance and medicine

Will Obama's Ego Lead To A Government Shutdown?

Cruz: The Path to Victory

Obamacare Shutdown Showdown: 2013 Is Not 1995, and Cruz Can Win

IRS Has Produced Only 10% of Documents Responsive to Demand by Congress

Cardinal Burke: No Communion for Nancy Pelosi and Pro-Abortion Politicians

Victory for Election Integrity: Obama Regime Quietly Caves on True the Vote Case

Media Matters Falsely Claims 'Right Wing' Slurring Matthew Shepard


Greg welcomes guests Jesse Joyce and Carrie Keagan. Plus, TV's Andy Levy joins the panel.

Obama's big debt limit deception
On Wednesday, speaking to the Business Roundtable, Obama said:
"You have never seen in the history of the United States the debt ceiling or the threat of not raising the debt being used to extort a president or a governing party and trying to force issues that have nothing to do with the budget and nothing to do with the debt."
This is just plain false, and he knows it. That he would say something so factually false in a prepared text is very worrisome.
First of all, issues such as Obamacare don't have "nothing to do with the budget" and the idea that it is unusual for Congress to bring them into the debt ceiling debate is absurd. Far from having "nothing to do with the budget and nothing to do with the debt," Obamacare is a major part of the budget, and it is now projected to cost twice what the president promised.
The president's historical claim is completely wrong, as well. Let's set the record straight.
Debt ceilings have been used since President Dwight Eisenhower in the 1950s to enable conservatives to put limits on government spending.
The concept of using the debt ceiling as a vehicle to force negotiations really took off under President Richard Nixon in the early 1970s.
Under President Ronald Reagan, one of the most important changes in spending, the Gramm-Rudman-Hollings Act, was attached to a debt ceiling provision.
Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton also signed debt limit increases tied to spending agreements. When we reached a deal to balance the budget 1997, it included a debt limit increase.
As Speaker John Boehner pointed out, "In fact, every major effort to deal with the deficit over the past 30 years has been tied to the debt limit."
Of course, Obama himself has signed a debt ceiling increase with amendments attached to it.

Sunday, September 22, 2013


Greg welcomes guests Jedediah Bila and Chris Rovzar. Plus, TV's Andy Levy joins the panel.

Rand Paul Trounces Chris Christie in 2016 Straw Poll
Sen. Rand Paul decisively won a straw poll held over the weekend in Michigan at a bi-annual gathering of Republicans, earning more than double the votes of rival New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
Paul, the libertarian-leaning Republican from Kentucky, won 188 votes, or 36 percent, in the 2016 Mackinac Presidential Straw Poll. Christie came in at second with 82 votes, or 16 percent, in the poll.
"It's always exciting to place first in anything," Paul told The Daily Caller in a phone interview Sunday morning from Mackinac Island after the results were announced.
He noted that the Island is "overrun with limited government, small government conservatives.'
"Not too many liberals on the Island this week," Paul said with a laugh.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush came in with 42 votes, while Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker got 39 votes. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz trailed behind at 36 votes. Of those at the conference, 526 voted.
Paul also criticized President Obama for accusing Republicans of wanting to shut down the government, if they don't get what they want on defunding ObamaCare.
"It's completely the opposite," Paul said of Obama. "If he doesn't get 100 percent of what he wants, every last ounce of Obamacare without any compromise, passed by Democrats, unless he gets everything he wants, he's willing to shutdown government. So really it is a matter of trying to get the facts right here. That the president is the one who is refusing to compromise."