Category Archives: Politics & Government

Orthodox priest ‘blesses’ troops at Perevalne base standoff [photo]!/eliefares/status/440096270527774720

The striking photo of a Russian Orthodox priest and his entourage at the Perevalne military base standoff in Crimea had many observers seeing red this morning.!/AMajster/status/440096676876140544!/samneill94/status/440105968248971264

But a reporter on scene who tweeted the photo notes that the priest explained he wasn’t favoring the Russian troops over the Ukrainians:

The Orthodox priest was there as well. His aim, he told me, was not to bless the Russian forces above the Ukrainians, but to bless them both and pray for peace. That’s something many people in the Ukraine will be doing today.

She’s right about that.!/Kjwaldie/status/440103145734021120!/Halya27/status/439880613563097089

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Obama: ‘The folks who don’t have a right to complain are the folks at the top’!/owlese/status/496293813057757184

Because, after all, they didn’t built that. And at some point they’ve made enough money.

In other words: If you’re rich, shut the hell up!

There are exceptions, of course:!/TPCarney/status/496303375487877122


An interview with the president

On immigration, Dan Pfeiffer sides with billionaires, not US workers

That’s rich! Lib Sen. Chuck Schumer praises billionaires who support amnesty



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Sen. Dick Durbin assured Iraq is ‘strictly an air mission,’ but still has concerns!/StevenTDennis/status/497852373889716224

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.”!/stevebruskCNN/status/497853732684836864!/stevebruskCNN/status/497854023203323904!/SabrinaSiddiqui/status/497851193214111744!/BenYount/status/497841188175499264

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.”!/DanaBashCNN/status/497852449043275777!/jeremyherb/status/497854453245288449


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David Brooks: Obama was right on Bergdahl, Taliban aren’t terrorists like al-Qaeda!/willcollier/status/475296135851298816

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?!/DanL_nitweets/status/475020945175093249!/NathanHarden/status/475291014567976960

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:!/RealJamesWoods/status/475295834515709952

No, he really said that:!/JayCaruso/status/475293146847662081

Dude. Major crazy talk.!/Rob19N/status/475300303928307712!/HBergHattie/status/475303004132757505!/BelsheRuby/status/475300986647359488

That’s good advice, Mr. Brooks.



Twitchy coverage of David Brooks

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Rep. Paul Ryan wants amnesty first, border security second!/kausmickey/status/428609164231716864

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.!/MaggioMatt/status/428556201287516160

No wonder Rep. Ryan, “the most pro-amnesty member of Congress,” rose to his feet to clap last night when President Obama urged Congress to enact immigration reform.!/Laurence4LiberT/status/428606252348764161

As for concerns about the poor and rising income inequality, well, never mind all that!

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:!/kausmickey/status/428611504015814657



Buzzfeed says amnesty advocate Paul Ryan is on a mission to help the poor; Mickey Kaus calls BS

Washington Post: Paul Ryan called illegal aliens ‘exploited Americans’

Mickey Kaus: If Obama were really worried about rising inequality, he wouldn’t be pushing immigration bill

Want US workers to earn more? Mickey Kaus has an idea

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Lib ‘logic’: Brewer an ‘anti-gay extremist,’ DOMA signer Clinton a brave hero!/redsteeze/status/438903557631533057

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.!/redsteeze/status/438903790113394688!/sallykohn/status/439019497165697024

Brewer vetoed the bill and is a “vicious anti-gay, anti-immigrant extremist”? Fascinating:!/redsteeze/status/438904032183468032

Duh. He’s evolved now. What a difference a (D) makes. (Repeat: It’s not a cult.)!/redsteeze/status/438904834172141569!/JimmyPrinceton/status/438907698742956033!/redsteeze/status/438912080092348416

Jan Brewer vetoes #AZ1062
Bill Clinton signed #RFRA and #DOMA

Guess which one @SallyKohn supports.— S.M (@redsteeze) February 27, 2014!/redsteeze/status/438912919045414912

Not to mention Clinton’s personal War on Women.!/redsteeze/status/438930730132176897

And yet, the Left remains disappointed that Cheney is alive.

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Ron Paul spreads Blame America poison on 9/11 anniversary!/RonPaul/status/509793624595247105

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.


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Hickenlooper staffer threatens to call police on investigative reporter!/allenfuller/status/520728721485885442

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 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.

John Hickenlooper's stonewalling reporters continues… Campaign spokesman threatens reporter with arrest #copolitics

— 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, which is planning to run a story on both candidate’s returns — or lack thereof — next week.

He still believes "transparency creates problems"? Hick campaign spokesman threatens reporter with arrest #copolitics

— Bob Beauprez (@bobbeauprez) October 11, 2014

So this is one way to handle a reporter asking for things like . . . tax returns, threaten arrest. #cogov #copolitics

— Kelly Maher (@okmaher) October 11, 2014

Reporter threatened with arrest? Colorado Watchdog must be doing something right @Watchdogorg #copolitics @hickforco

— 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.

— Mary Katharine Ham (@mkhammer) October 11, 2014

@mkhammer The desperation is at unreal levels

— VK (@vickikellar) October 11, 2014



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Reports: Iraqi PM Maliki resigns!/sshatipoglu/status/500007966788300800

Just in.!/mrfabrizi/status/500004055394291712!/SarahJReports/status/500008755522961408

Twitchy will update as news develops.

Via the New York Times:!/DefenseOne/status/500010360498573312

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.

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‘So good!’ Delicious tears: Hey, Dems, how’s #Fl13 working for you?!/GPollowitz/status/466560347802185729

Giggling madly? Achieved! Why? Oh, this happened:!/AndrewHClark/status/466252263993118720

Stop! Our sides can’t take it.

Why did Ed Jany drop out of the Florida race?!/RussOnPolitics/status/466168526781571073

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.!/NRCC/status/466266281445187585

Oops! But the tears are delicious.!/robertsays/status/466254385375629312

Looks like the @DCCC spin cycle for #FL13 finally ended.



#sayfie— Ashleigh Grant (@ashleighgrant) May 13, 2014

Check out the flashback:!/IsraelDCCC/status/462271465916993536


Coming soon?!/AndrewHClark/status/466279430370127872

And an exit schadenfreudelicious clip to sum it up:!/joepileggi/status/466275984795512832

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‘Wow … idiotic statement’! Katie Pavlich smacks Cenk Uygur for Hamas-splaining!/KatiePavlich/status/497458971822002177

We’d expect nothing less from the MSNBC/Current TV alumnus:!/cenkuygur/status/497458474729472000

The stupid … it scorches.

Reasonable tweeters tried to use logic on him:!/saints63213/status/497458716787351553

But Uygur is impervious to logic.!/cenkuygur/status/497459507337756672!/cenkuygur/status/497459848057876480!/cenkuygur/status/497460420211265536!/cenkuygur/status/497461722509107201

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?!/cenkuygur/status/497462172557922304

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:!/KatiePavlich/status/497462240891928576!/KatiePavlich/status/497463700266418176



Twitchy coverage of Cenk Uygur

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Obama and Putin have 6th phone call since start of Ukraine crisis!/NoahWehrman/status/455851917940629504

President Obama and Vladimir Putin had another phone call today in regards to the situation in Ukraine.

CBS News’ Mark Knoller has the details:!/markknoller/status/455851512275935232!/markknoller/status/455851999905710080!/markknoller/status/455853392624369664

Obama and Putin have spoken by phone a reported half dozen times since the start of the Ukraine crisis:!/markknoller/status/455853830992044034

With that out of the way…!/GlennCarswell/status/455852614966460416


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Biggest joke of all at #WHCD: Kathleen Sebelius makes cameo!/HuffPostPol/status/462783949723295744

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.!/HouseCracka/status/462784016056594432!/ryankath/status/462784330155053056

These people really have no shame.


Update: Here’s the video.

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See what domestic abuse belittling Wasserman Schultz said about GOP, women!/gelnails2012/status/507358060726059008

Yes, that is the truth every day. But what sparked that particular reply? Oh, just this:!/matthewhurtt/status/506845496540139520

The article is as utterly absurd as you’d expect. But Debbie wanted to make sure y’all didn’t miss it.!/DWStweets/status/506834656894136320

She totally loves women, you see.!/DWStweets/status/507240410390224896

Milwaukee? Hmm, is that where said this?!/TPCarney/status/507258082624544768

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.!/BiasedGirl/status/507254647526920192

Amen. But to the disgraceful Debbie, the end justifies the means. Even if the means are abused women.!/AFutureFree/status/507499284858961921!/ConservativeLA/status/507261078452322304

Dear Debbie: That’s not true. Contrary to your obvious belief, women can and do think for themselves.!/JHassTN/status/507292465657696256

And here is an exit question for those “feminists” who heart Debbie and the Dems:!/bethanyshondark/status/507300603291525124

We’re waiting.


‘Right on!’ Scott Walker capitalizes on Wasserman Schultz’s smear campaign

Can you guess how DNC responded to Wasserman Schultz’s Scott Walker slander?

‘Shut up, Debbie’! Wasserman Schultz suggests Gov. Scott Walker beats women

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