No, this isn’t an excerpt from a movie: it happened. Less than a year ago. In our country:
“…Early in the morning of October 3, 2013, armed officers raided the homes of R.J. Johnson, …Deborah Jordahl, and several other targets across the state. Sheriff deputy vehicles used bright floodlights to illuminate the targets‘ homes. Deputies executed the search warrants, seizing business papers, computer equipment, phones, and other devices, while their targets were restrained under police supervision and denied the ability to contact their attorneys…”
This was the way that Wisconsin’s “John Doe” investigation actually started, and the quoted passage above is from U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa’s ruling on the legality of the investigation itself. The five-county probe has been looking for possible illegal coordination between Governor Scott Walker’s election campaign, the Wisconsin Club for Growth and numerous other groups and individuals during the 2011 and 2012 recall elections.
Posted in First Amendment, media, politics, Wisconsin
Tagged GOP, investigation, John Doe, politics, Rudolph Randa, Scott Walker, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Club for Growth
Occasionally, you almost have to tip your hat to the utter shamelessness of the Left.
Recently, NY Republican Michael Rep. Michael Grimm was indicted for tax fraud, and while CNN wondered aloud if this would adversely affect the Repubs in the upcoming election, ABC’s headline said that the GOP was “stuck” with Grimm. Neither report was flattering, yet neither was all that awful, either.
However, appearing on MSNBC, the Washington Post‘s Dana Milbank took both lines of thinking somewhat …further:
“…But even beyond his seat, you now have the Congressman who’s out because he bought cocaine. Here in Washington, you’ve got the kissing Congressman. You’ve got this now. It begins to develop a sort of narrative that may make it trouble for some of his Republican colleagues.
Posted in media, MSNBC, politics
Tagged CNN, Dana Milbank, Democrat, GOP, media bias, Michael Grimm, msnbc, politics, Republican, Washington Post
Pointing out the solely liberal phenomenon of casting any-and-all disagreement as “hate”, or some other similarly maximized pejorative, is hardly a new thought, I admit.
The examples are legion: in Salon, or the DailyKos, or simply tune into MSNBC on virtually any night of the week, and you’ll get a bellyful of it. Worse, they are simply voicing the same opinion (and often echoing the same language) as elected liberal Democrats in Congress, who seem to delight in ascribing the most horrific intentions to anyone who dares disagree with their policy goals.
Jerry Nadler (Democrat – NY)
But this is an especially perfect example: Democrat Representative Jerry Nadler of New York, who was recently asked about his “No” vote on the Farm Bill:
No, no, no: I’m not kidding! Seriously!!
He actually said that!
Here, watch. I’ll PROVE it:
In the midst of the Great Obamacare Collapse, the media and Democrats (I know, I know: “they’re the same thing”…) are both desperately searching for ANYTHING with which to distract the American public.
And right on cue, the always-dependable Chris Matthews has been trying his darndest to answer the call.
Chris’ basic shtick is to rapidly hurl insults at the Right in his permanently semi-inebriated state, night after night. But since that’s even more annoyingly repetitive than it sounds, he seems to have stepped up his game by going for bigger and bolder lies, replete with more despicable invective.
How else to explain how he went from comparing the Republicans to Apartheid-era South Africa last week, to THIS:
Posted in Chris Matthews, media, Obamacare, politics
Tagged Chris Matthews, GOP, hardball, Kim Jong-un, leftist media, Liberals, Obamacare, politics
The Democrats can’t say they weren’t warned:
But that’s not how they view/spin it.
No, no. Years of warnings, the rise of the Tea Party, countless townhall meetings, Scott Brown’s election, the 2010 mid-terms, and even the government shutdown itself weren’t warnings, but rather “sabotage“.
And they’re serious. In Liberal/Leftist/Democrat parlance, somehow standing in the middle of the road and screaming that the bridge is out is now the moral equivalent of cutting your brake lines.
Posted in Bill Whittle, history, Obama, Obamacare, politics, racist
Tagged ACA, Bill Whittle, Democrats, GOP, health care, history, James Taranto, Obama, Obamacare, Peggy Noonan, politics, Republican, WSJ
Oh, wait. What? No! They’re serious? Really?!?
But that’s …insane!
(via Mary Katherine Ham at HotAir.com) – “…You have a friend who is a lifelong couch potato with diabetes and a heart problem. He declares his intention to run a marathon with no training whatsoever. You advise him against this, fearing he won’t be able to handle it and hurt himself.
He runs the marathon, almost dies at Mile 16, and then blames you for not carrying him 26.2 miles.
This is the GOP’s obligation to Obamacare, a law it had no hand in passing because it was afraid of exactly this meltdown. …”
So, …what now?
Yes, the Government Shutdown is over, and the Federal Leviathan is lurching forward once again. Of course, this is cause for wild celebration among the Left, even as they continue to blithely impugn the motives of their political opponents.
But the problems that brought this confrontation about are still here: rising debt (thus the necessity of raising the Debt Ceiling yet again), grossly expanding government, and ever-reducing freedoms. A weakening dollar, burgeoning entitlements and continued unemployment. Full-time jobs being replaced by part-time ones, and the advent of the “glitch”-riddled Obamacare.
All this and more was (and remains) the reason so many are insisting we need to change our ways, or perish.