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The banner above the should read “Typical Politician”, but U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) finally admitted that he has been lying all week long. The lewd photograph that showed up on his official Twitter account last week was indeed his. 

Fox News reports:

Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., admitted Monday in a stunning press conference that he sent a lewd photo to a woman over Twitter, after claiming for days that he was hacked. Saying he is “deeply ashamed,” he also said he’s had explicit exchanges with six women over the last three years, some of which occurred after he got married in 2010.

But the seven-term congressman said he would not resign, expressing hope that he could win back the trust of his constituents.

Can Rep. Weiner survive this politically?:

“This is probably not a death blow to Weiner’s chances of holding on to his House seat or even his shot at being mayor: New Yorkers are pretty forgiving about these kinds of things,” NYU political science professor Patrick Egan told The Daily Caller. “But in the short term it probably hurts his fundraising.”

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Others say he’s done.

“Congressman Weiner’s political career may well be over,” said Republican Ron Christie. “First the lewd image, then his anger-fueled media encounters have not made him an endearing nor sympathetic figure. Toss in more tweets to a porn star and his lack of certitude about the picture’s authenticity may well have many in New York City questioning his.”

Whether he recovers or not, full-rehabilitation in the public sphere may take some time.

Even though I am a staunch Republican, I truly believe that Rep. Weiner should resign immediately. He lied to every camera placed in front of him last week and only called for a press conference today, because he was backed into a corner that he could not escape.

Quit Question: Do you really want a 46 year-old congressman, who sends lewd photos of himself to 20+ year-old females, in charge of legislation that effects the lives of every American?

*UPDATE* – June 6, 2011 – 10:30 PM.

…Or maybe this whole “Weinergate” scandal isn’t Rep. Weiner’s fault at all. After all, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews believes Rep. Anthony Weiner’s wife may be “partly responsible” for his sexual misconduct:

Really dude?

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski during her interview with Harvard’s Niall Ferguson?

Answer: She gets schooled.

Mediaiate reports:

Niall Ferguson, Harvard professor and Newsweek columnist, rained on the Morning Joe parade this morning by arguing President Obama blew it in Egypt and has now left the country in a fragile state potentially susceptible to domination by the Muslim Brotherhood. Prior to hearing Ferguson, Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough thought Obama did pretty well with the situation, however Ferguson passionately attempted to convince them otherwise.

Wow… This was excellent. Props to Niall Ferguson.

If you want to read Niall Ferguson’s Newsweek article that was discussed in the video clip above, you can find it here.

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“The future doesn’t belong to the faint-hearted, it belongs to the brave.”

Happy 100th birthday President Reagan.

The Heritage Foundation reports:

This Sunday marks the 100th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s birth. A man of many talents and accomplishments, his sense of humor and contagious optimism are perhaps most missed today as our nation faces a host of difficult challenges. As we recall in our new video celebrating his birthday, when Reagan took office our nation was in a similarly precarious situation. With high unemployment and inflation at home and the looming threat of communism abroad, America was at a crossroads. But in the face of all these obstacles, President Reagan rose to the challenge. He firmly believed in America’s unique role in the world and was confident that America’s best days were ahead of it. “Above all,” he said during his first inauguration, “we must realize that no arsenal, or no weapon in the arsenals of the world, is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in today’s world do not have. It is a weapon that we as Americans do have.”

Under his leadership, guided by strong conservative principles, Reagan helped oversee America’s return to prosperity and the fall of the Soviet Union. As Heritage’s Lee Edwards lays out in a new paper, Reagan exhibited “the classical virtues of courage, prudence, justice, and wisdom.” As Edwards explains, when Reagan left office, he assured Americans that together they had made a difference. “They had made America—that ‘shining city on a hill’—stronger and freer and had left her in good hands.”

Unfortunately, the mainstream media is trying to distort President Reagan’s legacy by comparing it to the failed presidency of Barack Obama. After declaring Obama as the next Franklin Roosevelt promising a “New New Deal”, Time Magazine is now shamelessly touting the headline “Why Obama Loves Reagan” with the two presidents all buddy-buddy on the cover.

First of all, President Obama is not, and never will be, on the same pedestal as President Reagan.

President Jimmy Carter, who is easily comparable to President Obama, plagued the United States with his disastrous economic and foreign policies. It was President Reagan who saved America from the failed liberal ideology of his predecessor.  Reagan tackled massive inflation, brought unemployment from 9.5 to 5.2 percent, and the number of jobs increased by almost 20 million. Also, he ended the “Cold War”.

Also, let’s not forget about how the mainstream media threated Reagan. NewsBusters put together a great report that contains a lot of the vitriolic attacks from the mainstream media at the time. Here are a couple examples:

“So I think [Ronald Reagan] is going to have to pass two or three tests. The first is, will he get there, stand in front of the podium, and not drool?”
— ABC White House reporter Sam Donaldson on a planned Reagan press conference, NBC’s Late Night with David Letterman, March 18, 1987.

“I think the best evidence I can give that we do a lousy job covering politics is to look at the politicians: Ronald Reagan was President of us for eight years — Ronald Reagan! Reporters should have been writing for the entire eight years of his reign that this man was gone, out of it….He should have been covered as a clown.”
— NBC reporter Bob Herbert during a panel discussion at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism in Fall 1992, as reported in a June 21, 1993 National Review article by Stephanie Gutmann. Herbert is currently a New York Times columnist.

You can find the whole report here.

Anyway, for now I will forget about the far-left trying to hijack President Reagan’s legacy and celebrate his birthday instead.

Happy 100th Gipper.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the anti-Koch brothers protest in Palm Spring, CA last weekend?

Answer: Leftist protesters calling for the deaths of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Fox News executives, and Glenn Beck.

This is absolutely pathetic and disgusting. It is interesting that the mainstream media has no problem with blaming famous conservatives (e.g. Sarah Palin) and the Tea Party for the tragic shooting in Tucson, Arizona. Meanwhile, they blatantly ignore the actual hatred being spewed from individuals on the left.

So much for that new tone of “civility”.

Oddly enough, these leftist idiots were out in the California sunshine protesting Charles and David Koch for being conservative and rich. Big Government points out the protesters’ ignorance and hypocrisy:

Unfortunately several “haves” have missed the memo that you’re not to be both rich and conservative at the same time, and that bankrolling your pet causes is an extra no-no if you’re conservative—thus exempting left-wing billionaire philanthropists George Soros (from whom Common Cause has received $2 million over the past eight years) Peter Lewis, John Doerr, Julian RobertsonNicolas Berggruen, and many others from being yelled at too.

At the morning panel event featuring UCI Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, activist Jim Hightower, Center for American Progress journalist and “Koch Brothers expert” Lee Fang, California Nurses Association co-president DeAnn McEwan, and President Obama’s former green jobs czar Van Jones, we were forewarned of the impending demise of both the environment and democracy at the hands of corporate lobbyists and their government shills.

There was eerily no mention of GE, AEP, Goldmann Sachs, Pfizer, Aetna, Alcoa, Xerox, Google, Motorola, IBM, or several other corporate giants who profit at taxpayer expense via their K Street connections to the Obama White House as well as the very economic and regulatory policies they lobby that these Common Cause panelists commonly endorse. But I’m sure that’s only because no one wanted to point out the obvious. Right?

It is sad that these people can’t argue the issues without resorting to demonization, racist remarks, and death threats. They should all be ashamed of themselves.

As for the mainstream media, the conservative blogosphere is still waiting for you to report this vitriolic hatred. After all, you are fair and balanced right?

*UPDATE* – February 7, 2011 – 10:02 AM.

Not even the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will defend Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. The Daily Caller reports:

The NAACP won’t directly address the racism displayed by progressive protesters outside a summit hosted by billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch at the end of January in Palm Springs, Calif., but the organization did call for an end to all “vitriolic language.”

In response to The Daily Caller’s request for comment on a video showing progressive protesters calling for somebody to “string up” African American Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, or “send him back into the fields” or “cut off all his toes and feed them to him one-by-one,” NAACP spokesman Hilary Shelton pointed to the organization’s recent resolution calling for a “civil political discourse.”

“Last summer, the NAACP passed a resolution calling for a civil political discourse,” Shelton said in an e-mail to TheDC. “We continue to call on all Americans to abandon vitriolic language. It serves as a distraction from the real issues our society need to address and distorts the challenges we as Americans have to confront to make our nation greater still.”

Shelton would not, however, address the content of the video directly.

Shocking…

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the liberal mainstream media’s coverage of the tragic Tucson, Arizona shooting?

Answer: Some of the dumbest political sound-bites you have ever heard.

Props to Reason.tv for parting together this video:

Immediately following last week’s tragic events in Tucson, television pundits fell over each another to assign blame. According to the professional talking heads–and despite any actual evidence–the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords could be pinned on the Tea Party, Ayn Rand, gold enthusiasts, Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, heavy metal, marijuana, and/or the “heated rhetoric” of cable news. Reason.tv trawls the archives and compiles the dumbest responses from America’s dumbest pundits.

To be honest, with all of the stupidity that came from the mainstream media last week, I am pretty sure that this video could have easily been a lot longer.

After watching a video like this, it is hard not to want to shake some sense into these people. Wait… Is shaking too “vitriolic” these days? I can’t keep track anymore.

Side-Note: Not like any of you care, but I am starting to get extremely annoyed by the word “vitriol” being tossed around by political pundits more often than a game of Hot Potato. I beg you all, please open up a thesaurus and find a few alternatives.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the liberal mainstream media over the past few days?

Answer: As Bill O’Reilly points out, the “Merchants of Hate” have been unleashed.

The news coverage over Saturday’s tragic shooting has been one of the lowest moments for the mainstream media and Bill O’Reilly hit the nail on the head last night:

Liberals are furious that their far-left vision is falling apart so they’re using a terrible tragedy, using it, to attack their perceived political enemies. That’s what this is all about – the failure of the far-left agenda.

First of all, those on the left side of the political aisle are the ones who are exploiting this tragic event to feed their own political agenda – period. Are there some conservatives out there using this towards their political advantage? I am sure there are a few, but it is no one with a loud voice within the conservative movement.

Let’s face the facts. When liberal columnists first heard that a Democrat congresswoman was shot, they immediately stormed to their computers to type up their deranged fantasies (e.g. Paul Krugman) that the shooter was some radical right-wing individual who went on a rampage. These types of desperate and despicable attempts to deceive the American public flooded the airwaves, twitter, and other internet news sites just moments after tragedy struck the city of Tucson, Arizona.

Truth is, through the liberal media’s lies and political agenda of criminalizing conservatism, we were unable to fully grasp and grieve over Saturday’s tragic event. Instead, conservatives were forced to go on the defensive.

Unfortunately, instead of focusing on possible ways of uniting the American people around this tragedy, we were (and still are) forced to point out the vicious lies that are being circulated by the powerful left.

We have journalists, celebrities, and public officials going down their recycled political enemies list: Governor Sarah Palin, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Rep. Allen West (R-FL), Bill O’Reilly, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Sharron Angle, and plenty more. Some Democrats even had the nerve to toss the United States Constitution on their enemies list!

According the far-left, Governor Palin is responsible for Saturday’s shooting, because her website used a graphic design with (imaginary) “cross-hairs” that represented vulnerable congressional districts. Rep. Bachmann (R-MN) and Sharron Angle are responsible, because of certain political metaphors that they chose to use in the past. The others are responsible, because of their so-called “violent” rhetoric.

Nothing could be further from the truth! It is our job to hold the media responsible.

So if anyone is asking themselves, “Why can’t America just unite as one and put politics aside over this horrendous event?” The answer is clear: The far-left and some in the liberal mainstream media didn’t want us to. Instead, they wanted to prove that they were right along about the Tea Party movement. They desperately want to prove their narrative that the Tea Party is filled with a bunch of loose cannons ready to go off at any second. Once again, they were wrong.

Sadly, it is the left who is The Rack of public and political discourse.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the liberal mainstream media and their coverage of the Rep. Giffords shooting?

Answer: They cannot resist the urge to use tragedies in order to play politics.

First, click here to see some of the crucial facts that the liberal mainstream media has been ignoring.

In my blog post yesterday, I mentioned that it comes as no surprise that the liberal mainstream and others from the Left are trying to use this tragic event to play politics. Those who are blaming this horrible event on Sarah Palin, the Tea Party, Fox News, the Republican Party, and other conservative political identities are immature and irresponsible.

What’s the reason for all of this? Glenn Reynolds – from The Wall Street Journal – elaborates:

Shortly after November’s electoral defeat for the Democrats, pollster Mark Penn appeared on Chris Matthews’s TV show and remarked that what President Obama needed to reconnect with the American people was another Oklahoma City bombing. To judge from the reaction to Saturday’s tragic shootings in Arizona, many on the left (and in the press) agree, and for a while hoped that Jared Lee Loughner’s killing spree might fill the bill.

With only the barest outline of events available, pundits and reporters seemed to agree that the massacre had to be the fault of the tea party movement in general, and of Sarah Palin in particular. Why? Because they had created, in New York Times columnist Paul Krugman’s words, a “climate of hate.”

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To be clear, if you’re using this event to criticize the “rhetoric” of Mrs. Palin or others with whom you disagree, then you’re either: (a) asserting a connection between the “rhetoric” and the shooting, which based on evidence to date would be what we call a vicious lie; or (b) you’re not, in which case you’re just seizing on a tragedy to try to score unrelated political points, which is contemptible. Which is it?

I understand the desperation that Democrats must feel after taking a historic beating in the midterm elections and seeing the popularity of ObamaCare plummet while voters flee the party in droves. But those who purport to care about the health of our political community demonstrate precious little actual concern for America’s political well-being when they seize on any pretext, however flimsy, to call their political opponents accomplices to murder.

Where is the decency in that?

I believe the last paragraph says it loud and clear. The Left is so frustrated that they cannot find any hardcore evidence against the Tea Party movement in order to use it against them and discredit their political ideology – plain and simple. Therefore, we can only expect a lot more garbage and nonsense to spew out of the enormous megaphone known as the liberal mainstream media. Heck, it has already started.

Here are some of the liberals who are trying to play politics with this tragic story (this list will be constantly updated):

Expect this list to grow quickly…

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked Keith Olbermann’s special comments on the US Rep. Gabrielle Giffords shooting?

Answer: He blames the Safeway Massacre on Sarah Palin, Rep. Allen West (R-FL), the Tea Party, Sharron Angle, Glenn Beck, and Bill O’Reilly.

I am sorry, but this is absolutely pathetic and irresponsible. Perhaps the folks over at MSNBC did not hand Mr. Olbermann the memo, but there has not been any absolute motive reported so far. Also, it is interesting that Mr. Olbermann forgot to include these crucial details about the shooter:

  • He shot and killed a Federal Judge that was appointed by Republican President George H.W. Bush.
  • His favorite books included Hilter’s Mein Kampf and Karl Marx’s Communist Maniefesto.
  • One of his former high school classmates said, “As I knew him he was left wing, quite liberal.”
  • One of his favorite videos on YouTube was of a person dressed as the Grim Reaper burning the American flag.

I cannot speak for Keith Olbermann, but that sure does not sound like the typical Sarah Palin or Tea Party supporter. In all honesty, it sounds like someone that leans left of the political spectrum. Either way, the shooter – Jared Loughner – was more insane than he was anything else. I just wish Kieth Olbermann and all of the other irresponsible journalists in the liberal mainstream media would realize this.

Here’s an interesting refresher that some of these so-called journalists (Keith Olbermann, Paul Krugman, etc.) should take a look at:

The liberal mainstream media should learn a lesson from The National Review’s Jonah Goldberg:

I’ve been trying to follow the story today while balancing some other obligations. I’ve been reading the instant-reaction on Twitter and on the web and I’ve been trying to filter out the urge to vent my rage at those who immediately shoe-horned these awful crimes into their ideological prism. There have been some truly disgusting displays of opportunism out there. I will confess to having made those kinds of mistakes in the past and I try very hard to learn from those mistakes.

If I had my druthers, the news networks would ban political commentators of all stripes for the first 24 hours after these kinds of tragedies. The rush to be wrong first is just too hard for some to resist.  If anyone cares, my column on the 2007 Virginia Tech shooting captures pretty well my feelings about the day.

Anyway, I’m going to hold off commenting until we know more. My thoughts and prayers to the families of all concerned.

Until more details have been released, I just hope the so-called journalists, such as Keith Olbermann, would keep their hatred for the right locked away inside their demented minds.

Unfortunately, I am sure more garbage like this will pop up over this weekend. Oh wait… It has already started.

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked the liberal mainstream media tonight while they cover the 2010 midterm election results?

Answer: A game that allows you to enjoy their desperate attempts to fabricate excuses on why Democrats lost.

Behold! The 2010 Election Day Liberal Media Spin Drinking Game!

Props to Timothy Carney at The Washington Examiner:

Below are the liberal platitudes to explain away the election, followed by a brief explanation of why they’re so silly. Any time you hear one of these platitudes, take a drink. (But if you’re watching MSNBC, we recommend cutting the portions in half — and still telling your boss you won’t be in before lunch on Wednesday).

RULES: Take a drink every time you hear an anchor, pundit, or other TV talking head…

  • Say “Anti-incumbent.” No, this isn’t an anti-incumbent year. The only Republican Senator even remotely close to losing her seat Tuesday is Lisa Murkowski, a write-in candidate who lost her primary for being too liberal. Somewhere from zero to three House Republicans will lose, and those include Hawaii and New Orleans. There might be one or two Republican governors fall, but in all likelihood, this an anti-Democrat year.
    Suggested drink: A Hurricane or a Mai Tai, local drinks of New Orleans and Hawaii, respectively — the only districts where GOP congressmen (Joe Cao and Charles Djou) are likely to fall.
  • Say “temper-tantrum.” Recall this Peter Jennings gem from 1994: “Some thoughts on those angry voters. Ask parents of any two-year-old and they can tell you about those temper tantrums: the stomping feet, the rolling eyes, the screaming. It’s clear that the anger controls the child and not the other way around. It’s the job of the parent to teach the child to control the anger and channel it in a positive way. Imagine a nation full of uncontrolled two-year-old rage. The voters had a temper tantrum last week….Parenting and governing don’t have to be dirty words: the nation can’t be run by an angry two-year-old.”
    Suggested drink: A Jello Shot. Two-year-olds love jello.
  • Say “blind rage” Remember, rebuking Bush and throwing out Republicans was about finding our better angels. Rebuking Obama and throwing out Democrats is about blind range.
    Suggested drink: Irish Whiskey
  • Blame Obama for not “getting his message out” Both sides do this: if my side is losing, it must be only because we didn’t communicate our ideas and plans well enough — it can’t be because people didn’t like what we were doing! With Obama, it’s even more absurd. The man, famous for his eloquence, was constantly campaigning. 
    Suggested drink: spiked Slurpee
  • Chalk it up to voter racism: Americans figured out a black guy was running the country, and they freaked out, deciding to “take back America” for the white guys.
    Suggested drink: White Russian.
  • Mention that one guy who owns a McDonalds who (possibly inappropriately) told his employees to vote Republican. Because we’re sure that tipped the balance of the election.
    Suggested drink: Spiked (flavorless) milkshake
  • Say “secret money” Because it doesn’t matter that Democrats outraised Republicans from the most politically active industries in America, including Wall Street. It doesn’t matter that K Street favored Dems 2-to-1 with campaign contributions. The public-employee unions don’t count as a special interest. It’s just that secret Republican money that’s insidious.
    Suggested drink: Rum-and-Koch
  • Drink for every block in which Christine O’Donnell is the most-mentioned candidate. Talking about Christine O’Donnell is very important therapy for liberals. First, it allows them to feel smarter than conservatives — O’Donnell says a lot of silly things, and is a conservative woman, both of which make her a prime target of smug liberal mockery. Also, this is a rare open seat Democrats will win. Combine those two points, and it gives liberal anchors a chance to say their favorite line: Republicans need to be moderate to win.
    Suggested drink: Witch’s Wit ale.

Have fun Conservatives and remember to always drink responsibly!

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Wonder what you would find if you frisked liberal attorney Gloria Allred’s “smoking gun” against California gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman?

Answer: Just another dirty political attack with absolutely no evidence.

How do I know? Just watch the video clip above. Greta Van Susteren absolutely destroyed the “ambulance chaser” of women’s rights lawyer Gloria Allred. Unfortunately, this is just another character assassination against another Conservative woman by the far-left and mainstream media.

The fact is, the far-left is desperate this election cycle and has to resort to these awful demonization tactics in order to get elected. Will they work? Gosh, I hope not…

In the end, I hope Gloria feels good that she got this lady deported. After all, the house maid (Nicky Diaz) made $23 per hour for nine years. Darn, I wonder how many people would LOVE that job?

*UPDATE* – November 24, 2010 – 2:45 PM:

Shocking… The California Nurses Union was behind the last minute attack on Meg Whitman. The San Francisco Chronicle reports:

One of the most tantalizing mysteries in California’s 2010 gubernatorial election involved the connection between one of the state’s poorest women and one of its wealthiest.

How did an undocumented, Mexican-born housekeeper, Nicandra Diaz Santillan, end up in the national spotlight, boldly confronting her former boss, billionaire GOP gubernatorial candidate Meg Whitman?

The short answer: with the help of a union.

The longer answer is that at the height of the gubernatorial race, as campaign ads blared on Spanish-language television, the aggrieved housekeeper was determined to tell Californians her story of being abruptly fired by Whitman after nearly a decade on the job.

In early September, Diaz turned to a friend who knew a member of the powerful, Oakland-based California Nurses Association, The Chronicle has learned.

The union called in two lawyers for Diaz: Marc Van Der Hout, a longtime immigration attorney in San Francisco, and celebrity feminist attorney Gloria Allred, a fierce workplace rights litigator who arranged for Diaz to tell her story in a live-webcast news conference.

Asked to confirm her organization’s role in Diaz’s case, Rose Ann DeMoro, the nurses union executive director, said Monday, “I won’t deny it, but I prefer not to comment directly on the case.

This is just another example of the pathetic tactics used by organized labor unions. Quite frankly, they should be ashamed of themselves.

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