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Longtime Democrat Consultant: Obama’s White House is Incompetent Like Carter

May 31, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Jimmy Carter, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Richard Nixon, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Longtime Democrat Consultant: Obama’s White House is Incompetent Like Carter

-By Warner Todd Huston

Bob Shrum, a longtime Democrat operative, has decided that President Obama’s handling of the White House during this IRS scandal is bad. Maybe not “Nixonian” bad, but is instead a sort of Carteresque incompetence because of the way the President has handled these recent crises.

Shrum is a high powered, Democrat operative of the first order. He was a speech writer for such Democrat luminaries as George McGovern and Jimmy Carter, and worked on campaigns for Dick Gephardt, Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Bob Kerry, and John Kerry and more, so when he speaks a lot of folks in the media pay attention.

For The Daily Beast, Shrum starts his piece denying that Obama did anything wrong with the IRS targeting of conservatives. He insists that Obama didn’t direct these attacks on his enemies and claims he had no idea it was going on. Shrum is going with blaming the “low level operatives in Cincinnati” explanation.

“For the White House, there is no crime here, there is no scandal, no matter how feverishly, irresponsibly, or demagogically the GOP labors to concoct one,” Shrum insists.

But once he gets past that disclaimer, he warms to his Obama-as-incompetent theme.
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Esquire Mag’s Charles P. Pierce: Author of ‘Idiot America’ Proves to be an Idiot

May 31, 2013 | Filed Under Conservatives, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Esquire Mag’s Charles P. Pierce: Author of ‘Idiot America’ Proves to be an Idiot

-By Warner Todd Huston

Charles P. Pierce of Esquire once wrote a book titled Idiot America: How Stupidity Became a Virtue in the Land of the Free, but after his latest blog post it seems clear that he first learned of those idiots in America a little closer to home: himself.

The dyspeptic Mr. Pierce who is so concerned with fingering those stupid Americans thought he found another example of the same to highlight in his May 28 blog post at Esquire.

Pierce discovered a blog post on Examiner.com mentioning a “conservative gay political analyst” who thought that Barack Obama was out of sight during the attacks at Benghazi, Libya because the president had slipped away to indulge a cocaine binge.

That is likely a pretty stupid conspiracy theory granted. But what got Pierce was less the theory than where he thought it was coming from. Here is what he said about that:
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President’s Obamacare Chief Fending Off Criticism From All Corners

May 31, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, Business, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Health, Kathleen Sebelius, Liberals, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


President’s Obamacare Chief Fending Off Criticism From All Corners

-By Warner Todd Huston

President Obama chose former Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to head the Department of Health and Human Services, the agency most involved in implementing the Affordable Care Act. But Sebelius is under heavy criticism for her efforts thus far to break out the “train wreck” that is Obamacare.

The Orwellian named Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is causing heartburn all across the political spectrum and for many HHS Secretary Sebelius’ missteps are making matters worse.

things have been sour from the beginning. One of the law’s principal authors, Democrat Senator Max Baucus of Montana, has called Obamacare a “huge train wreck.”

“I’m very concerned that not enough is being done so far–very concerned. Small businesses have no idea what to do, what to expect,” Baucus warned on April 17.

Baucus isn’t the only one worried. Polling still shows that more oppose the law than favor it.
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Criminal Unions: The Perfect ‘Government Union Fat Cat’ Story

May 30, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Liberals, New York, Pensions, Progressives, Public Employees Unions, Taxes, Unions, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Criminal Unions: The Perfect ‘Government Union Fat Cat’ Story

-By Warner Todd Huston

Today’s example of why government unions should be outlawed is a union chief who ostensibly “works” for the people of New York. He has a grueling two-hour-a-day “work” schedule and spends that time eating lunch, then sleeping.

He’s a real life union fat cat, a perfect example of why government unions should be illegal, and the poster boy for union scumbaggery. He’s the 400-pound Mark Rosenthal, the president of Local 983 of District Council 37–New York’s largest blue-collar municipal-workers union–who earns $156,000 a year in New York’s tax dollars.

Take a look at these photos showing Rosenthal hard at “work”:

The New York Post reports that Rosenthal comes in at two, eats his lunch, takes a nap, then goes home at 4PM to “beat the traffic.”

Every day he uses union funds to buy oversized lunch orders, the leftovers of which he takes home to eat everyday.

Naturally this cretin claims he’s the victim of a “smear campaign.”

But, let’s face it, this guy is what government unions look like. Folks, while you are slaving away, paying taxes, or even finding yourself out of work, these union thieves are sponging off your tax dollars, doing little to nothing for you, and retiring at a young age to enjoy decades of an easy retirement on your dime.

Liberal hero, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, thought that government unions were a terrible idea. He was right. They should be outlawed and this morbidly obese Rosenthal is a perfect example of why.

This man is stealing from New York every day he is employed.
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The Broken Clock Principal: Illinois Does Fracking Right

May 30, 2013 | Filed Under California, Capitalism, Chicago, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Energy, Ethics, Fracking, Government, Illinois, Jobs, Liberals, Natural Gas, Oil, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


The Broken Clock Principal: Illinois Does Fracking Right

-By Warner Todd Huston

For the extreme left, hydraulic fracturing (known as colloquially as fracking) is the newest bugbear. There are all sorts of false claims about what it “does” to our water and our environment. So, with this anti-fracking crusade crackling along the Internet tubes, most left-wing states are lining up against allowing the natural gas drilling practice to be used within their borders. But Illinois is bucking that left-wing trend.

This is notable because Illinois is one of the worst states in nearly every single metric of what makes a state successful. It has some of the highest unemployment, one of the worst abusive lawsuit climates, the most anti-business legislature, has the only big city that is losing population (Chicago)… in short, Illinois figures prominently with the bottom five states in nearly every measurement that makes an economically successful state.

As Sean Hackbarth writes, California is taking that anti-fracking line that doesn’t surprise considering the fact that California is the other state that consistently ranks with Illinois at the bottom of successful states.
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Progressive ‘Village Voice’ Newspaper Circling the Drain

May 30, 2013 | Filed Under Business, Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Jobs, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Newspapers, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Progressive ‘Village Voice’ Newspaper Circling the Drain

-By Warner Todd Huston

Troubles are growing for New York City’s venerable “alternative” weekly newspaper, The Village Voice. With multiple layoffs, ad revenue at an all time low, and resignations by key staffers over the paper’s management, the 58-year-old publication is coming to what one commenter is calling “the end times.”

In a show of protest the paper’s top two editors resigned rather than be part of initiating a new wave of layoffs. On May 23 editor Will Bourne and deputy editorJessica Lustig both quit the paper. Bourne had only been at his post for about 7 months.

The pair said they resigned over plans by the publishers to further reduce the paper’s staff. According to The New York Times, Bourne was told to layoff five of the remaining 20 Village Voice staffers.

“We are both leaving because I was summoned to a meeting and asked to get rid of five people, and we are on a short string already. When I was brought in here, I was explicitly told that the bloodletting had come to an end. I have enormous respect for the staff here and the work they have been doing, and I am not going to preside over further layoffs.”

The owner of the paper, Voice Media Group, disputed Bourne’s characterization of the changes in staff. The publishers said they were reorganizing, but would do so with “minimal staff reductions.”
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Chicago Sun-Times Lays Off Entire Photo Staff

May 30, 2013 | Filed Under Business, Capitalism, Chicago Sun-Times, Economy/Finances, Jobs, Journalism, Media, Media Bias, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Chicago Sun-Times Lays Off Entire Photo Staff

-By Warner Todd Huston

In yet another example of the retrenching in the national media landscape, the Chicago Sun-Times has laid off its entire photography staff and plans to replace them with freelancers.

Chicago radio reports say that the Sun-Times intends to “focus on video” instead of still photography.

The Chicago Tribune reports that its rival laid off 20 full-time staffers and posted a statement from the Times

The Sun-Times business is changing rapidly and our audiences are consistently seeking more video content with their news. We have made great progress in meeting this demand and are focused on bolstering our reporting capabilities with video and other multimedia elements. The Chicago Sun-Times continues to evolve with our digitally savvy customers, and as a result, we have had to restructure the way we manage multimedia, including photography, across the network.

Erika Enigk Grotto, the spouse of one laid-off Times photographer said that her husband was told that reporters will now be tasked with using their own cell phones to take photos to accompany articles.

The Chicago Sun-Times has been cutting deep into its budget for some time.

In a strike of bitter irony, on the same day the paper announced it was firing all its photographers, the Sun-Times printed the obituary of its long-time chief photographer Bob Kotalik.
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Victims of Obama’s Government: Catherine’s Story

May 29, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Congress, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, IRS, Liberals, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Victims of Obama’s Government: Catherine’s Story

Just another victim of Obama’s tyranny…


Feds Enlist Race Obsessed La Raza to Help Hire Government Workers

May 29, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Hispanics, La Raza, Liberals, PCism, President, Progressives, Race, Racism, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

The federal government’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has partnered with La Raza–a group widely believed to be racist–to encourage more Hispanics to apply for higher position within the government.

La Raza, whose name translates to “The Race,” will sponsor a workshop to help members fill jobs in the Senior Executive Services (SES). These are special management positions with salaries often exceeding $200,000 in cash and benefits annually.

A public notice from OPM makes the partnership official.

The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) [The Race] is hosting a series of leadership development workshops geared towards Federal employees on July 23, 2013, in New Orleans, LA. These workshops are a part of the 2013 NCLR Annual Conference from July 20-23, 2013. The workshop topics on July 23rd will include an overview of the Senior Executive Service (SES) and instruction on how to prepare and apply for a SES position.

OPM also notes that current federal employees can get paid to attend the workshop hosted by the race-based, Hispanic group.
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NYTimes Weeps for the Obamacare Lobbyists

May 29, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Business, Capitalism, Crony Capitalism, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Government, Health, Jobs, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Taxes, The New York Times, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


NYTimes Weeps for the Obamacare Lobbyists

-By Warner Todd Huston

The New York Times is exasperated with the lack of progress in Congress of “fixes” to the massive and far reaching Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. This exasperation has evinced itself in an odd way as the Times seems to be expressing sympathy for lobbyists and businesses trying to make changes to the law.

In a May 26 piece by Jonathan Weisman, the Times complains of gridlock, scolds Republicans for wanting to repeal the massively intrusive law, and highlights the hard work ahead of the lobbyists campaigning for changes.

Interestingly, the paper admits that Obamacare is both deeply flawed and was passed in 2010 without due diligence by Democrats.

The paper, though, dismisses those flaws as important and points out that most laws of this size go through bouts of revisions and “technical corrections” after passage. In short order the paper goes on to express its heartfelt sympathy with lobbyists seeking those changes.

“But as they prowl Capitol Hill,” Weisman writes, “business lobbyists like Mr. DeFife, health care providers and others seeking changes are finding, to their dismay, that in a polarized Congress, accomplishing them has become all but impossible.”
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Dem. Senator Durbin Not Sure if Bloggers Deserve Constitutional Protection

May 29, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Blogging, Computers, Congress, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Dick Durbin, Ethics, Free Speech, Freedom, Government, Illinois, Inernet, Journalism, Liberals, Liberty, Media Bias, New Media, President, Progressives, Senate, Twitter, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Dem. Senator Durbin Not Sure if Bloggers Deserve Constitutional Protection

-By Warner Todd Huston

In an appearance on Fox News Sunday, senior Illinois Senator, Democrat Dick Durbin, expressed his doubt as to whether bloggers deserved Constitutional protection for their work online.

On the May 26 broadcast of the Sunday show, Durbin told host Chris Wallace that he wasn’t sure if bloggers or “someone who is Tweeting” should be given protections under a media shield law.

Durbin noted that he was not prepared to ask for a special counsel to investigate Eric Holder and his snooping on the business and personal phone calls of nearly 100 reporters of the Associated Press, but he went further to question just who a media shield law would cover.

But here is the bottom line–the media shield law, which I am prepared to support, and I know Sen. Graham supports, still leaves an unanswered question, which I have raised many times: What is a journalist today in 2013? We know it’s someone that works for Fox or AP, but does it include a blogger? Does it include someone who is tweeting? Are these people journalists and entitled to constitutional protection? We need to ask 21st century questions about a provision in our Constitution that was written over 200 years ago.

Durbin did not go on to attempt to clarify what those limits should be.

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Propaganda: NPR Incorrectly Claims IRS Has Nothing to do With Obamacare

May 28, 2013 | Filed Under Barack Obama, Budget, Democrats/Leftists, Entitlements, Ethics, Government, Health, IRS, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, NPR, Obamacare, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Propaganda: NPR Incorrectly Claims IRS Has Nothing to do With Obamacare

-By Warner Todd Huston

During the May 22 broadcast of National Public Radio’s “Talk of the Nation,” host Neil Conan repeatedly contradicted a guest by claiming that the IRS has nothing at all to do with Obamacare. NPR’s Conan is, of course, completely incorrect. The IRS is up to it’s Tea Party harassing neck in Obamacare.

The guest Conan contradicted was Kellyanne Conway, a Republican strategist and pollster. Conway was on to discuss the various scandals in which Obama is mired and close to the end of her segment she questioned how the American people can trust the IRS to implement Obamacare.

Conan initially pressed her on the claim saying that she must have “misspoken.”

“And I think you may have misspoken earlier, Kellyanne Conway, about the IRS and its role in health care,” the host claimed. “It is responsible for collecting the fine if somebody does not get healthcare, it’s not responsible whether somebody gets healthcare or not.”
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Judge Goes Easy on Teacher Who Claims ‘Hypersexuality’ For Sleeping With Students

May 28, 2013 | Filed Under Children, Courts, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Education, Freedom, Law, Liberals, Progressives, Sex Offenders/Rape, The Law, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Judge Goes Easy on Teacher Who Claims ‘Hypersexuality’ For Sleeping With Students

-By Warner Todd Huston

A Virginia judge slashed the sentence of a high school teacher because she claimed she’d been diagnosed with a “hypersexuality” disorder.

On May 23, Campbell County Circuit Court Judge John T. Cook sentenced William Campbell High School teacher Kathleen Cawthorne, 32, to 11 years in jail. However, in a turnabout Judge Cook suspended all but four months of the sentence because he agreed that Cawthorne had a “debilitating” condition.

Judge Cook said that he felt Cawthorne could not control the “sudden sexual urges” that overcame her.

During sentencing, Cawthorne came before the court to apologize for her actions. The teacher was arrested in April of 2012 for engaging in a relationship of a sexual nature with a student. She also participated in “sexting” with the young man.
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The Declaration of Independence Opposes Obamaism

May 28, 2013 | Filed Under Alexander Hamilton, Anti-Americanism, Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Founders, George Washington, History, James Madison, John Adams, Liberals, President, Progressives, Sam Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


The Declaration of Independence Opposes Obamaism

-By Warner Todd Huston

In the Declaration of Independence our forefathers wrote of King George the III that, “He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.”

This was posed as one of the many reasons that we separated ourselves from Great Britain and became the United States of America.

Does this complaint not sound like what King Obama is doing now?

Remember, this sort of government oppression of freemen once sparked a revolution for our founders. What might it do for us?
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“The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it.”
–Samuel Johnson

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that he wrote articles on U.S. history for several small American magazines. His political columns are featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart’s BigGovernment.com, BigHollywood.com, and BigJournalism.com, as well as RightWingNews.com, RightPundits.com, CanadaFreePress.com, StoptheACLU.com, AmericanDaily.com, among many, many others. Mr. Huston is also endlessly amused that one of his articles formed the basis of an article in Germany’s Der Spiegel Magazine in 2008.

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VIDEO: Ronald Reagan and the Soldier’s Pledge

May 27, 2013 | Filed Under Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Holiday, Marines, Memorial Day, Military, Navy, Veterans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


VIDEO: Ronald Reagan and the Soldier’s Pledge


Happy Memorial Day, 2013

May 27, 2013 | Filed Under Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, History, Holiday, Marines, Memorial Day, Military, National Guard, Veterans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Happy Memorial Day, 2013

As we take the day off to celebrate Memorial Day, we wish you and your family a great day.

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THIS Is What American Troops Are Made Of…

May 27, 2013 | Filed Under Afghanistan, Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Constitution, History, Holiday, Marines, Memorial Day, Military, National Guard, Veterans, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


THIS Is What American Troops Are Made Of…

-By Warner Todd Huston

To honor our troops for this year, I am going to share this story about their mettle. What follows are excerpts from remarks by Marine Lt. Gen. John F. Kelly made to the Semper Fi Society of St. Louis on November 13, 2010. While leading his platoon on a combat patrol, Kelly’s son, Marine 1st Lt. Robert Michael Kelly, had been killed in action four days earlier in Sangin, in southern Afghanistan. Lt. Kelly was only 29-years-old.

Giving Thanks for Our Warriors

“Those with less of a sense of service to the nation never understand it when men and women of character step forward to look danger and adversity straight in the eye, refusing to blink, or give ground, even to their own deaths… No, they are not victims but are warriors, your warriors, and warriors are never victims regardless of how and where they fall. Death, or fear of death, has no power over them. Their paths are paved by sacrifice, sacrifices they gladly make… for you….

“Two years ago when I was the commander of all U.S. and Iraqi forces, in fact, the 22nd of April 2008, two Marine infantry battalions, 1/9 ‘The Walking Dead,’ and 2/8 were switching out in Ramadi… Two Marines, Corporal Jonathan Yale and Lance Corporal Jordan Haerter, 22 and 20 years old respectively, one from each battalion, were assuming the watch together at the entrance gate of an outpost that contained a makeshift barracks housing 50 Marines… Yale was a dirt poor mixed-race kid from Virginia with a wife and daughter, and a mother and sister who lived with him and he supported as well. He did this on a yearly salary of less than $23,000. Haerter, on the other hand, was a middle-class white kid from Long Island. They were from two completely different worlds… But they were Marines, combat Marines, forged in the same crucible of Marine training, and because of this bond they were brothers as close, or closer, than if they were born of the same woman.
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The Birth of Memorial Day

May 27, 2013 | Filed Under Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Constitution, History, Holiday, Marines, Memorial Day, Military, National Guard, Navy, Veterans, Veterans Day, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


The Birth of Memorial Day

-By Warner Todd Huston

A few years after the Civil War as the nation started upon its long road toward reconciliation, rebuilding, and healing the wife of one of the war’s union generals noticed the touching devotion of Confederate widows, wives and their children as each year they came together to place flowers and little flags at the graves of their fallen. Mary Simmerson Cunningham Logan was so moved by the devotion she witnessed that she urged her husband, Illinois General John A. “Blackjack” Logan, to look into creating what was to become Memorial Day.

General Logan was a Senator from Illinois and eventually became a candidate for Vice President on the 1884 Republican ticket, losing to Grover Cleveland and another Illinoisan, Vice President Adlai Stevenson. But before all that Logan was instrumental in creating Decoration Day, the celebration of the nation’s war dead that eventually became Memorial Day.

The following is the general order that Logan issued in 1868.

HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC
General Orders No.11, WASHINGTON, D.C., May 5, 1868

The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet church-yard in the land. In this observance no form of ceremony is prescribed, but posts and comrades will in their own way arrange such fitting services and testimonials of respect as circumstances may permit.

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Mayor Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun Group Launches Ad Campaign Against Senator Mark Pryor

May 26, 2013 | Filed Under 2nd Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Arkansas, Barack Obama, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, Gun Control, Guns, Liberals, New York, New York City, PCism, President, Progressives, Regulation, Senate, Society/Culture, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Mayor Bloomberg’s Anti-Gun Group Launches Ad Campaign Against Senator Mark Pryor

-By Warner Todd Huston

Living up to his promise to attack even Democrats that he deems insufficiently anti-gun, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has announced an ad buy to criticize Arkansas’ Democrat Senator Mark Pryor.

Pryor, who will be running for a third term in 2014, recently voted against the Toomey-Manchin anti-gun bill drawing the ire of Bloomberg and his Mayors Against Illegal Guns group.

Bloomberg’s group has announced a $350 thousand buy for a two-week campaign.

The video ad features former Democratic staffer Angela Bradford-Barnes mourning the loss of Democrat Party chairman Bill Gwatney who was shot to death in 2008 as he worked at party headquarters in Little Rock.

No motive for the shooting was ever determined by police.

In the anti-Pryor ad, Angela Bradford-Barnes mentions Gwatney’s murder and then says that she was “disappointed when Mark Pryor voted against comprehensive background checks.”
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Washington Bridge Collapse Being Used to Push Big Government

May 26, 2013 | Filed Under ABC, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Budget, CBS, CNN, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, Huffington Post, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, Newspapers, Policy, President, Progressives, Sequester, Stimulus, Taxes, The New York Times, Warner Todd Huston, Washington, Washington Post | Comments Off on


Washington Bridge Collapse Being Used to Push Big Government

-By Warner Todd Huston

By all accounts the Interstate 5 bridge collapse in Washington State was a result of an over sized truck load as opposed to “failing infrastructure.” But a plea for greater federal spending figured prominently in many reports on the accident nonetheless.

Naturally, many on the left stampeded immediately to decrying “austerity,” or accused the Republicans of “endangering lives” by opposing big government, while still others blamed the sequester as news of the collapse spread.

In the progressive media, infrastructure also featured prominently in coverage.

CNN, for instance, injected Obama’s call for higher spending in its piece. USA Today also claimed that the bridge collapse would “raise questions about the nation’s infrastructure.” Reuters focused on a call for “public officials to invest in infrastructure and upgrade bridges.” The Associated Press joined Reuters in that focus. And, not to be outdone, Bloomberg said, “The bridge’s collapse put a new focus on the nation’s failing infrastructure, an issue that President Barack Obama has highlighted in his second-term agenda.”

Sadly, the Voice of America also used the collapse as a means to talk about Obama’s spending wants.
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New York Times: IRS Scandal Ignored Because of Rush Limbaugh

May 25, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, DOJ, Ethics, Government, IRS, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, New York City, Newspapers, Policy, President, Progressives, Radio, Rush Limbaugh, Taxes, The New York Times, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


New York Times: IRS Scandal Ignored Because of Rush Limbaugh

-By Warner Todd Huston

There has been much speculation in the media on why Obama’s current scandal of the IRS targeting conservative groups for attack didn’t come out last year when the initial flurry of reportage on the incident was seen. Well, The New York Times thinks it has the answer: it was Rush Limbaugh’s fault.

When the IRS finally admitted these last few weeks that it had, indeed, unfairly targeted conservative groups–most especially during the 2012 election cycle–many pointed out that this targeting was being complained about for some time. But why did the scandal just break big now, in May of 2013, when stories about it go back several years?

The paper of record pondered this very question in a May 21 piece by Michael D. Shear that places the blame on Limbaugh. It’s all because of “slutgate,” Shear claims.

The Times points out that in March of 2012, Representative Charles Boustany, Jr. (R, LA) held a hearing on the IRS targeting but the story got little traction. Shear quotes several parties to the effect that it was a “dog-bites-man story” in that the media wasn’t interested in talking about Tea Party groups complaining about the IRS.

So, what stories did hold the media’s attention during Boustany’s 2012 hearing? Rush Limbaugh’s media manufactured “slutgate.”

It was during the first week of March that Rush Limbaugh ridiculed abortion mill supporter Sandra Fluke for being a “slut” because she wanted the U.S. government to pay for her contraception.

The media, of course, went into a feeding frenzy on “slutgate” to the point that Rush eventually apologized for his over-the-top characterization of the abortionist. It was all the media could talk about at the time.
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Obama’s Attorney General Hypocrisy: Alberto Gonzalez vs Eric Holder

May 24, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, DOJ, Elections, Eric Holder, Ethics, Government, Liberals, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Obama’s Attorney General Hypocrisy: Alberto Gonzalez vs Eric Holder

-By Warner Todd Huston

In 2007 when Barack Obama was running for President the first time there was a controversy raging over whether U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez was right to accede to President Bush’s order to fire a handful of U.S. attorneys. Obama then criticized the AG for politicizing the office. Flash forward to 2013 and he’s now standing up for an AG that is far worse than what he claimed Gonzalez ever was.

The controversy over Gonzalez was a manufactured, fake, left-wing nothing of a controversy, of course, because U.S. attorneys serve at the President’s discretion and many presidents have fired theirs. Clinton fired all of his and even Carter fired one for “political reasons.”

In any case, then Senator Obama went on CNN’s Larry King Live to rip Bush and to say that his AG was acting too politically.

Obama criticized AG Gonzalez for seeming to think his role is “being the president’s attorney instead of being the people’s attorney.” Obama also claimed that Gonzales should be fired because he wasn’t “somebody who was actually trying to look out for the American people’s interests.”
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CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson Reports She’s Been Shut Out By White House

May 24, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, CBS, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Government, Islam, Islamofascism, Journalism, Koran, Liberals, Libya, Media Bias, PCism, President, Progressives, Sharia, Society/Culture, Terrorism, Warner Todd Huston | 1 Comment

-By Warner Todd Huston

The intrepid Sharyl Attkisson of CBS News has been one of the few reporters attempting to dig deep into controversial stories–and by controversial we mean stories that Obama would rather see go away. But after her work on Fast & Furious and Benghazi, she is now reporting that she’s been shut out of the information loop by the White House.

Attkisson was one of the few members of the progressive media establishment interested in covering the Fast & Furious scandal and has lately also been a bulldog looking into the Benghazi cover-up. She has been so far reaching in her work that she was dubbed a “persistent voice of media skepticism” by The Washington Post.

Her work got her praise and rumors that her boss, David Rhodes, may fire her for being too effective. Naturally, CBS boss Rhodes has a brother that is a close Obama adviser. Ben Rhodes, the CBS executive’s brother, also happens to be one of the operatives in the Obama administration directly involved in the Benghazi cover-up.
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Nancy Pelousie: An Example of the Stupidity & Lies One Must Perpetrate to be a Democrat

May 24, 2013 | Filed Under Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Economy/Finances, Ethics, IRS, Liberals, Nancy Pelosi, President, Progressives, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Nancy Pelousie: An Example of the Stupidity & Lies One Must Perpetrate to be a Democrat

-By Warner Todd Huston

There are dozens of examples every day of the lack of logic, ignorance of facts, downright dishonesty, and stupidity one must employ to be a Democrat in America, but today we must focus on a particular example of lunacy perpetrated upon the public by the loud-mouthed, dull witted former Speaker of the House, “San Fran” Nancy Pelosi.

This lying sack of botox was giving one of her signature pressers in which one gets lies, spin, and nonsense instead of information when she was asked about the current IRS scandal by one of the lapdog, left-wing media.

Curiously, the reporter asked San Fran Pelousie a real question:
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WaPo/ABC Poll: Obama Lying About Benghazi, IRS Targeting ‘Inappropriate,’ Media Still Distrusted

May 23, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, ABC, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Congress, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, DOJ, Ethics, GOP, Government, IRS, Journalism, Liberals, Libya, Media, Media Bias, Newspapers, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston, Washington Post | Comments Off on


WaPo/ABC Poll: Obama Lying About Benghazi, IRS Targeting ‘Inappropriate,’ Media Still Distrusted

-By Warner Todd Huston

A new poll conducted jointly by The Washington Post and ABC News revealed some interesting trends. Among other findings, more Americans feel that Obama and his administration are lying about Benghazi, a majority feel that the IRS acted inappropriately by targeting conservative groups, and the media is still distrusted with a majority feeling that the Justice Department’s seizure of the AP’s phone records was justified. Despite all this disapproval, Obama’s approval rating is still just over 50 percent positive.

An important metric in the ABC/WashPost poll was the question of whether or not government is doing more to protect or threaten our rights. 54% felt that the government had become a threat to our rights while only 34% said that the government was acting properly to protect our rights. The American people’s faith in government is at low ebb.

This distrust is echoed when the poll turned to the specific cases of Benghazi and the IRS.

55% said that they feel that Obama is trying to cover up what happened during the terror attacks on our facilities in Benghazi, Libya on Sept. 11, 2012. Only 33% felt he was honestly disclosing what he knew.
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The Conservative Hispanic Society: IRS Targeted Us Too

May 23, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Congress, Constitution, Crime, Democrats/Leftists, Elections, Ethics, GOP, Hispanics, IRS, Journalism, Liberals, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Race, Taxes, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


The Conservative Hispanic Society: IRS Targeted Us Too

-By Warner Todd Huston

The Conservative Hispanic Society has joined the growing list of conservative groups that feel that they, too, were targeted by the Internal Revenue Service in its recent campaign of harassment. In a statement, CHS is “expressing outrage” over what it feels is Obama’s “infiltration of every aspect of our government.”

In a statement the Conservative Hispanic Society, a group that represents “traditional Hispanic values,” expressed its outrage at the Obama administration’s targeting of conservative Hispanic groups.

CHS feels that they’ve been targeted for a slowed down approval process.
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VIDEO: White House Spins Obama’s Role in Benghazi: From Competence to Irrelevance

May 22, 2013 | Filed Under al Qaeda, Barack Obama, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Homeland Security, Islam, Islamofascism, Jihad, Koran, Liberals, Libya, President, Progressives, Sharia, Terrorism, The Heritage Foundation, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


VIDEO: White House Spins Obama’s Role in Benghazi: From Competence to Irrelevance

-By Helle Dale, The Heritage Foundation

With the weekend’s grand slam appearance on the Sunday talk shows by yet another official unqualified to talk about Benghazi, the Obama Administration has again shot itself in the foot.

White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer attempted to defend U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s mischaracterization of the Benghazi terrorist attack, which she blamed on the now infamous anti-Islam video. It was a poor show.

All of this stands in stark contrast with White House’s handling of the Navy SEAL Team Six raid that killed Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011. We have all seen the images of President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton huddled in the White House situation room with the national security staff, riveted to live images of the nighttime raid. It was hardly over before President Obama, speaking proudly as commander in chief, went on national television to announce the death of the enemy of the American people. The Administration even cooperated with the producers of the movie Zero Dark Thirty about the mission to kill bin Laden.

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Even New Yorker Sides With Fox on DOJ Attack on James Rosen

May 22, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Barack Obama, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, DOJ, Ethics, Government, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Even New Yorker Sides With Fox on DOJ Attack on James Rosen

-By Warner Todd Huston

Earlier today it was reported that several Fox News reporters were targeted by the Department of Justice over interaction with an employee(s) at the State Department. In the investigation, Fox News’ James Rosen was fingered by the DOJ not as just a reporter getting “classified” information, but an “aider and abettor and/or co-conspirator.” This is such a shocking charge that even The New Yorker has come to Rosen’s support.

The focus on Rosen was reported in the Washington Post on May 20 with the paper wondering if the Obama administration’s goal was to intimidate reporters. The Post also said the investigation went nearly to the point of criminalizing standard news-gathering.

For The New Yorker, this is all quite chilling.
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Gov’t Memo Proves CBS’s Sharyl Attkisson Got Benghazi Email Story Right

May 22, 2013 | Filed Under al Qaeda, Barack Obama, CBS, Democrats/Leftists, Islam, Islamofascism, Jihad, Journalism, Koran, Liberals, Libya, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Religion, Sharia, Terrorism, TV, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Gov’t Memo Proves CBS’s Sharyl Attkisson Got Benghazi Email Story Right

-By Warner Todd Huston

One of the earliest reporters revealing the internal emails about Benghazi exchanged between the U.S. Department of State and the intel community was CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson. Her original report was based on “written notes” and, as she said from the beginning, was not derived directly from the emails themselves. Despite this disclaimer, some called her reckless for her reporting. But in the end her reports are still quite close to the actual emails and shows she did not get the story wrong.

Attkisson was accused of not disclosing that her report was written from congressional insiders that gave her access to notes taken after they had been given access in Committee to the actual emails. To put to rest the accusations against Attkisson, Mediaite obtained an internal CBS memo that shows that she never claimed that her report was derived directly from the emails themselves.

When Attkisson handed in her original report on the email exchange, she clearly noted that her work was based on notes taken by her sources.

Note: *Emails were provided by the Administration to certain Congressional Committees for limited review. The Committees were not permitted to copy the emails, so they made handwritten notes. Therefore, parts of the quoted emails may be paraphrased.

This notation, however, did not make it to the May 10 story CBS posted to the web, nor was it pointed out on any of the CBS TV reports on the story.

No explanation was given for that lapse.
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Triage: Obama Summons Media Lapdogs to Secret White House Meeting

May 21, 2013 | Filed Under 1st Amendment, Anti-Americanism, Barack Obama, Constitution, Democrats/Leftists, Ethics, Journalism, Liberals, Media, Media Bias, President, Progressives, Warner Todd Huston | Comments Off on


Triage: Obama Summons Media Lapdogs to Secret White House Meeting

-By Warner Todd Huston

Apparently a cadre of far left-wing “journalists” were seen filing into the White House for a secretive meeting with their lord and master Barack “I Didn’t Know” Obama.

Journalist Ari Shapiro noted the meeting on Twitter:

So, Obama summons his journ-o-list lapdogs to secret White House meeting for what… proper programing?

I am sure The One will be rapping the knuckles of his bought and paid for media operatives for chiding him on the slew of scandals his office has perpetrated lately.

Prepare now for the media to begin to downplay everything in obeisance.
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