In other words: If you’re rich, shut the hell up!
In other words: If you’re rich, shut the hell up!
Despite President Obama’s assurances that airstrikes in Iraq would be limited and the possibility of boots on the ground would not be considered, not all are convinced that things will run so smoothly. Democrat Senator Dick Durbin, for example, says he “still has concerns.”
Speaking at Lincoln Land Community College today, Durbin said he asked the president, “Do I have your solid assurance there are no American ground troops that are going to be committed to this, and he said yes, there’ll be no American ground troops, this is strictly an air mission. And I still have concerns about it.”
When it comes to the decision to release five Taliban leaders in exchange for Bowe Bergdahl, President Obama can count on New York Times columnist David Brooks for his support.
According to Brooks:
The president’s instincts were right. His sense of responsibility for a fellow countryman was correct. It’s not about one person; it’s about the principle of all-for-one-and-one-for-all, which is the basis of citizenship.
But if Bergdahl indeed deserted his unit, does he deserve to be treated as a fellow countryman?
As far as the freed Taliban prisoners are concerned, Brooks does acknowledge that they “seem like terrible men who could do harm,” but he says the Taliban aren’t, you know, terrorist-terrorists:
No, he really said that:
Dude. Major crazy talk.
That’s good advice, Mr. Brooks.
Well, yes, that pretty much sums it up:
[Rep. Paul] Ryan confirms GOP “principles” will include legal status for the 11 million, but he also says this will be a “probationary status” to make sure the 11 million will not be “preferenced over people who did follow the laws.”
Ryan also says the undocumented will be allowed to work as part of “probationary” status before security benchmarks are met. “You can be on probation,” Ryan says, “while the border is being secured.”
So, legal status for 11 million illegal aliens, before anyone even pretends the U.S. borders are secured. Just the thing Americans need when long-term unemployment is at record levels in virtually every state.
Twitchy readers may recall that Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., pushed a similar bill last year. That bill didn’t go over so well with conservatives. On the other hand, it did win the endorsement of “Homeland” terrorist Abu Nazir. So there’s that.
The Daily Caller’s Mickey Kaus, as usual, sees through the pro-amnesty smokescreen:
As Twitchy noted last night, Gov. Jan Brewer’s veto of updates to Arizona’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act didn’t win over CNN contributor Sally Kohn. And her tweet was just a mild example of how progressives react when they get what they want.
Brewer vetoed the bill and is a “vicious anti-gay, anti-immigrant extremist”? Fascinating:
Duh. He’s evolved now. What a difference a (D) makes. (Repeat: It’s not a cult.)
Not to mention Clinton’s personal War on Women.
And yet, the Left remains disappointed that Cheney is alive.
Here is an excerpt from the three-paragraph article, published on Ron Paul’s Voices of Liberty website:
It will be an immense dishonor to those dead Americans that the U.S. government will continue to commit the moral equivalent of 9/11 against others equally as innocent, equally as precious. It will be a disgusting display as they continue to try to convince us to excuse the deaths of innocents with horrible euphemisms like “collateral damage” and callous phrases like “people die in war”.
The least Americans can do is oppose them. The least we can do is regard them as warmongers and hold them in contempt. The way to honor those killed on 9/11 is to never forget that killing innocents is always wrong and can never be justified.
If “killing innocents is always wrong” and “collateral damage” is a “horrible euphemism,” the author must believe that the U.K. and U.S. bombings of German and Japanese cities during World War II were moral atrocities, since those bombings killed many thousands of innocent civilians. Indeed, the author presumably regards the U.S. and British armed forces who ordered and implemented those bombings as “warmongers” who are morally equivalent to Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda.
That’s Allen Fuller, the communications director for Republican Colorado gubernatorial candidate Bob Beauprez, asking about the arrest of reporters. The reason? Former Denver Post reporter, former Channel 7 investigative executive producer and current Watchdog.org investigative reporter Art Kane says he was threatened with arrest for trying to procure Gov. John Hickenlooper’s tax returns, which have already been distributed to other media outlets.
— Allen Fuller (@allenfuller) October 11, 2014
Kane reports that the campaign spokesman for Hickenlooper threatened him with arrest and called police when Kane attempted to get the candidate’s tax returns, which were distributed to other Colorado media weeks ago.
Beauprez released his returns to Watchdog.org, which is planning to run a story on both candidate’s returns — or lack thereof — next week.
— Bob Beauprez (@bobbeauprez) October 11, 2014
— Kelly Maher (@okmaher) October 11, 2014
— Sean Paige (@SeanPaige) October 11, 2014
What’s next for the Democrats this week?
Lookin' good out there, Democratic campaigns! Up next: arresting reporters *in* wheelchairs. http://t.co/et6Byop235
— Mary Katharine Ham (@mkhammer) October 11, 2014
@mkhammer The desperation is at unreal levels
— VK (@vickikellar) October 11, 2014
Twitchy will update as news develops.
Via the New York Times:
Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki on Thursday night said he agreed to relinquish power, state television reported, a move that came after days of crisis in which Mr. Maliki’s deployment of extra security forces around the capital raised worries of a military coup.
While the country is not at peace, Mr. Maliki’s decision, nonetheless, appeared to pave the way for the first truly peaceful transition of power, based on democratic elections and without the guiding hand of American military forces, in modern Iraq’s history.
In stepping aside Mr. Maliki agreed to end his legal challenge to the nomination of his replacement, which was made on Monday when Iraq’s president nominated Haider al-Abadi, a member of Mr. Maliki’s own Shiite Islamist Dawa Party.
“Maliki steps down as prime minister in favor of Abadi,” the state television said on its Arabic-language news crawler.
Giggling madly? Achieved! Why? Oh, this happened:
Stop! Our sides can’t take it.
Why did Ed Jany drop out of the Florida race?
Snicker. Yep, he was taking a page from Obama’s book and offering up a composite bio. And did we mention he doesn’t even live in the district in which he was running?
On the plus side, Mr. Jany did provide some excellent schadenfreude.
Oops! But the tears are delicious.
Check out the flashback:
And an exit schadenfreudelicious clip to sum it up:
We’d expect nothing less from the MSNBC/Current TV alumnus:
The stupid … it scorches.
Reasonable tweeters tried to use logic on him:
But Uygur is impervious to logic.
Annnnnnd there it is. What is it with progs like him and their morbid insistence that Israeli casualties need to be higher in order to make things fair?
Uygur wouldn’t know the first thing about being a man. Townhall’s Katie Pavlich has more guts than he’ll ever have, and unlike Uygur, she actually has a firm grasp on reality:
The Oregon Senator, a Democrat, deleted the tweet after 25 seconds, but not before Politwoops got a screenshot. Heh.
President Obama and Vladimir Putin had another phone call today in regards to the situation in Ukraine.
CBS News’ Mark Knoller has the details:
Obama and Putin have spoken by phone a reported half dozen times since the start of the Ukraine crisis:
With that out of the way…
President Obama and disgraced former HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius actually think their job-killing, innovation-undermining, market-distorting, website-choking, insurance-sabotaging Obamacare failure is funny.
These people really have no shame.
Update: Here’s the video.
Yes, that is the truth every day. But what sparked that particular reply? Oh, just this:
The article is as utterly absurd as you’d expect. But Debbie wanted to make sure y’all didn’t miss it.
She totally loves women, you see.
Milwaukee? Hmm, is that where said this?
That’s right. As Twitchy reported, Debbie Wasserman Schultz further exposed herself as the loathsome hack that she is when she pretty much said Gov. Scott Walker beats women. The GOP has a woman problem? Take a look in the mirror, woman-user Debbie.
Amen. But to the disgraceful Debbie, the end justifies the means. Even if the means are abused women.
Dear Debbie: That’s not true. Contrary to your obvious belief, women can and do think for themselves.
And here is an exit question for those “feminists” who heart Debbie and the Dems:
Please. Says the guy who’s helped propel the national debt to over $17.5 trillion. Says the guy who spends our money like it’s going out of style.
Oh yeah. If there’s anyone who can “keep throwing money” at problems indefinitely, it’s Barack Obama. After all, it’s no skin off his Pinocchio nose.