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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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