Archive for October 23, 2009

NYT: White House Attacking Fox Because It Is News, and That’s the Problem |

October 23, 2009 Leave a comment

Is it just me or does it seem that the attacks on Fox News are the last straw for a lot of people?

The cat is out of the bag at the New York Times. The Times has exposed, albeit passively, the true motivation behind the White House’s Fox News attacks. Contrary to the administration’s claims, it is deriding Fox not because it doesn’t report the news, but rather because it does.

It is news, after all, when an organization potentially receiving billions in federal funds aids and abets what it thinks is a criminal organization. It is news when a high-level White House adviser, responsible for the distribution of $80 billion in federal funds, is outed as a communist and a ‘truther’ conspiracy theorist. It is news when the president’s chief communications officer admits her admiration for a murderous dictator.

NYT: White House Attacking Fox Because It Is News, and That’s the Problem |


GAO Report: No Evidence TARP Worked; Treasury Officials Failed to Track Money, Deceived Congress; Half of Money Unlikely to Ever Be Recouped

October 23, 2009 Leave a comment

OOOOUCH!  For taxpayers and Dems… this hurts.

Seems I was wrong.

In his 256-page report to Congress, Barofsky notes that the Treasury Department’s failure to implement anti-fraud measures, or even to require TARP recipients to report how they used the billions Congress and the Treasury Department gave them, makes it highly unlikely that the $317 billion outstanding — nearly half the TARP total — will ever be returned to taxpayers. Barofsky also threatened to subpoena documents relating to the Treasury Department’s "less-than-accurate statements … concerning TARP’s first investments in nine large financial institutions," as well as its subsequent refusal to report what hundreds of other TARP recipients did with the funds.

So there you have it: Treasury officials lied to Congress and the public, and refused to demand even a basic level of accountability from TARP recipients while borrowing hundreds of billions of dollars that taxpayers will eventually have to pay back, plus billions in interest. Incredibly, just Wednesday, President Obama announced a new TARP-like program for small businesses and community banks. The madness in Washington won’t stop until the people completely clean house at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.

GAO Report: No Evidence TARP Worked; Treasury Officials Failed to Track Money, Deceived Congress; Half of Money Unlikely to Ever Be Recouped

IMAO >> Top Ten Ways Obama Could Be an Even Bigger Sissy

October 23, 2009 1 comment

Too funny.  Click the link.  My favorite one?

6. Newest public address is his shortest ever: Just the words, “Stop being so mean to me!” before running away crying.

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Hot Air » Blog Archive » Dick Armey endorses Hoffman, too

October 23, 2009 Leave a comment

I love the line “We lose when we are Democrat lite”.  Classic.

Sadly, the choice seems to be to support the GOP leadership or the values that conservatives hold dear.

I am glad to see Armey and Palin backing the values instead of the RINO who wears the “Republican” badge.

It looks as though Sarah Palin has begun a hot new trend among Republican activists — endorsing a non-Republican.  Dick Armey, who runs one of the major Tea Party organizing efforts, endorsed Douglas Hoffman yesterday in the special election in New York’s 23rd Congressional district.  It comes as another blow to Republican Dede Scozzafava, who has imploded over the last week:

On Thursday, Dick Armey, former House Majority Leader after the 1994 Conservative Revolution went to New York’s 23rd Congressional District to endorse and campaign for Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman.

The special election, which will be held Nov. 3 to replace former Congressman John McHugh, has unusually important significance for conservatives.  Democrat Bill Owens, and Dede Scozzafava, a Republican who is more liberal than Owens, have been challenged by Mr. Hoffman, a conservative candidate that has captured the support of national leaders like Dick Armey, who’s organization FreedomWorks planned the 9-12 Tea Party rally in Washington, DC.

“We [Republicans] win when we are us. We lose when we are Democrat lite,” he told editor Erick Erickson.  “We attract people by being small government conservatives,” Big Government Republicans, I would tell the Republican Party leadership it cannot win if it insists on recruiting and supporting candidates out of step with the voters.”

Hot Air » Blog Archive » Dick Armey endorses Hoffman, too

Pelosi has problem accepting that someone would question the authority of the Congress

October 23, 2009 Leave a comment

This is a great question and needs to get asked again and again until a real answer is given.  The “interstate commerce” excuse is just that, an excuse.  By that argument, there are no limits to Congressional power.

CNSNews reported: asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday where the Constitution authorized Congress to order Americans to buy health insurance–a mandate included in both the House and Senate versions of the health care bill–Pelosi dismissed the question by saying: “Are you serious? Are you serious?”

Pelosi’s press secretary later responded to written follow-up questions from by emailing a press release on the “Constitutionality of Health Insurance Reform,” that argues that Congress derives the authority to mandate that people purchase health insurance from its constitutional power to regulate interstate commerce.

The exchange with Speaker Pelosi on Thursday occurred as follows: “Madam Speaker, where specifically does the Constitution grant Congress the authority to enact an individual health insurance mandate?”

Pelosi: “Are you serious? Are you serious?” “Yes, yes I am.”

Pelosi then shook her head before taking a question from another reporter.

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Hugo Chavez bans news organization that attempts to ask questions about his policies. Sorry, I meant Obama.

October 23, 2009 1 comment

obama_obey3I said it before and I’ll say it again.  Obama sounds more like Chavez every day.  He needs to be stopped.

Hugo Chavez would be proud
The White House banned FOX News today from interviewing the Pay Czar along with the other four major state-run media outlets. FOX News has been a member of the five network rotation since 1997. Surprisingly, the Washington bureau chiefs of the five TV news networks stepped in an agreed to skip the interview if FOX was not included.
The administration relented… this time and allowed FOX to attend.

But remember… Barack Obama is a moderate.

HotAir added this on the disgraceful move by the White House:

Decide for yourself what the most disgraceful aspect of this is. Was it the fact that Gibbs told Jake Tapper explicitly on Monday that the White House wouldn’t try to dictate to the press pool who should and shouldn’t be included — before doing precisely that? Was it Anita Dunn going out of her way to say she respects Major Garrett as a fair reporter — before the administration decided he didn’t deserve a crack here at Feinberg? Or was it the repeated insistence by Dunn and Axelrod that of course the administration will make its officials available to Fox — before pulling the plug today?

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