Yes, Lerner targeted the Tea Party, and even what she called “organizations woven by the fabulously rich and hugely influential Koch brothers”. More Koch Derangement Syndrome. Some people are on too much Koch!
runningrn says “The Koch brothers didn’t even crack the top 10 when it came to the top political donors. In fact they are way the heck down the list at number 59…The 6 biggest union donors in American politics gave 15 times more to mostly Democrats…”
One should ask why the IRS doesn’t target all that union money? Or target, to coin a phrase, “organizations woven by the fabulously rich and hugely influential George Soros”?
AND SOME FOLLOW-UPS:
Rep. Alan Grayson (D – FL) won’t be charged after allegations that he physically abused his wife. GP talked about it here. The video evidence – which was incomplete (having gaps in it) – did not support Lolita Carson-Grayson’s story. Nonetheless, a judge granted her a restraining order against Rep. Grayson. We’re still waiting for the new feminist campaign, “I BELIEVE YOU, LOLITA!”
Gary Lyngar answers his son, who had made a splash by claiming “I lost my dad to Fox News”. Hint: The son was about as real and honest with us as you’d expect from a writer who whines about his parent’s politics. As the elder Mr. Lyngar puts it, his son was “dead wrong” and “a lot of it’s his perception of what’s going on and not reality”.
Is it cool with you, or not cool, if charges are hurled around that so-and-so is un-American? Are y’all really so unprincipled that your answer shifts wildly, with your own momentary political convenience?
Mediaite goes into a couple of recent examples. Such as: Sen. Harry Reid (D – Nevada), Political Whore and Liar Extraordinaire, proclaiming officially on the floor of the Senate that the Koch brothers are “un-American”, basically because the Democrats don’t like what the Kochs say and do politically (never mind about Free Speech, fully legal political participation, etc.). It comes around 2:20 in Mediaite’s first clip.
A judge has granted a temporary protective injunction against U.S. Rep. Alan Grayson after his wife filed paperwork accusing the Orlando congressman of shoving and injuring her during an incident this past weekend.
Sexual Misconduct/Domestic violence… they both go into the ‘War on Womyn’ hypocrisy file. Besides which, he supports unlimited abortion and free birth control, so by the usual standards of the Democrats, he’s a hero no matter how many women he abuses.
Left-Wing Politico says Wendy “Abortion Barbie” Davis is “the most judged woman in America.” And all the criticism leveled at her for lying about her past, and for ditching her husband and kids after they paid for her law degree is just dirty pool. No man, they insist, would ever be criticized for marrying for money (cough… John Kerry, cough John McCain) or for abandoning his kids.
So, are we ready for Hillary to whine constantly that any and all criticism of her policies, failures, and lies is because she’s a woman.
Update: Wendy Davis’s supporters in the “Reality-Based Community” are now claiming her opponent, Greg Abbott, isn’t actually Handicapped. (You know, just like Trig Palin isn’t really Sarah Palin’s baby.) The theory is that Greg Abbott has been using a wheelchair since 1984 as part of his master plan to run for governor in 2014.
A 10-year-old boy who saw Smith topless in the pool, he ran back to his parents and shouted, “Mom there’s an old guy in the Jacuzzi with this girl and she’s topless and she’s got her legs wrapped around him,” sources said.
The boy’s cries — “He’s sucking on her toes!” alerted other guests, who walked over to catch an eyeful.
Spitzer and his flacks deny the story; but they are Democrats, so … there you go.
If you follow me on Twitter (and you should)…. you’ll know that I’ve been giving out the daily #ToxicLittleQueen Award for the past few weeks. The origins of the award come from none other than Alec Baldwin. Daily recipients show similar disregard for tolerance and decency.
Yesterday, I realized that despite just starting the honor several weeks ago…. I really should bestow the Toxic Little Queen of 2013. But there were SO many suggestions, that I’ve had to break it into two categories.
Feel free to vote for your favorite each day.
Winners will be announced on Twitter on Christmas Eve.
The Obama administration may give Americans extra time to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, postponing when penalties for failing to buy coverage will go into effect, MarketWatch has learned.
The health care law requires most people to have health insurance by Jan. 1, 2014, but allows for “short coverage gaps” of up to three months before imposing the penalty, which is $95 or 1% of an individual’s income (whichever is greater) next year. That means someone must be covered by March 31, an official with the Department of Health and Human Services confirmed, which is the final day that people will be able to purchase health insurance on the public exchanges, or marketplaces, created by the ACA.
Caught this on Facebook and thought I would share it with our readers:
Can you imagine how the media would treat a Republican leader with such a memory lapse? (They might call it dishonesty.)
In response to Dan’s rhetorical question:
In fact, we know what the reaction would be:
Wonder if, after her death, one of Nancy Pelosi’s own children will stab her in the back and dishonor her life by saying she was mentally incompetent while in office. Surely if that were to happen the news media will love to pile on as they did after Reagan’s death.
The benevolence of our overlords on display today as Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri expresses her sympathy for those lowly prolitariat forced to abide by her legislative edicts.
As Lindsay Graham (of all people?!) actually shows some fortitude by insisting on a vote on the Vitter Amendment (which would subject all Hill employees, from the Senators and Representatives themselves to their most junior of staffers with the actual cost of Obamacare the rest of us have to suffer), the Rolla reprobate finds it within her generous heart to stand up for the less-fortunate. Er, or at least the less fortunate with whom she has the misfortune to have to be in physical contact on a regular basis. Her reaction:
“I don’t mind giving up mine,” Missouri Democrat Claire McCaskill said of the federal contribution to her personal health insurance. “I’m in a much [better situation] than the young ladies and the young men that work for me that have just gotten out of college with large student debts and that are still trying to figure out if they can afford the rent in Washington, D.C., or the car payment in Columbia, Mo.”
What about those less fortunate who aren’t blessed with working for someone who actually has the authority to exempt them from this horrific law? If those freshly-minted college graduates who work for Senator McCaskill deserve better, how about their contemporaries who have chosen a career in something more productive than water-carrying for legislative tyrants?
So here you have someone who voted for Obamacare admitting how unaffordable the “Affordable” Care Act is…so much so that she wishes to deliver folks burdened with it from under its onerous requirements.
If only her sympathy and sense of service extended beyond the few hundred square feet of her Senate office.
-Nick (ColoradoPatriot, from an Undisclosed Location)
And never mind the record of history, that conservatives opposed American involvement in World War 1, World War 2, Korea and Vietnam – until America was attacked; something that happened in Iraq (with Saddam repeatedly firing at U.S. planes), but not Syria. Clue for Ed Schultz: Conservatives like to see a rational connection to U.S. security, in their wars. They’re pretty consistent about it.
Why were they singled out? Many have speculated that it was because in August 2011, S&P downgraded U.S. government bonds, touching off a political firestorm and raising the ire of the government, including the Obama administration.
Standard & Poor’s said on Tuesday the U.S. government filed a $5 billion fraud lawsuit against it in “retaliation” for its 2011 decision to strip the country of its “AAA” credit rating…[S&P] was the only major credit rating agency to take away the United States’ top rating, and the only one sued by the U.S. Department of Justice…
It said the government’s “impermissibly selective, punitive and meritless” lawsuit was brought “in retaliation for defendants’ exercise of their free speech rights with respect to the creditworthiness of the United States of America.”…
From Breitbart, the Longshoremen quit the AFL-CIO:
In an August 29 letter to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, ILWU President Robert McEllrath cited quite a list of grievances as reasons for the dissolution of their affiliation, but prominent among them was the AFL-CIO’s support of Obamare.
“We feel the Federation has done a great disservice to the labor movement and all working people by going along to get along,” McEllrath wrote in the letter to Trumka.
But don’t get your hopes up, because the ILWU follows NO consistent principle here:
The ILWU President made it clear they are for a single-payer, nationalized healthcare policy and are upset with the AFL-CIO for going along with Obama on the confiscatory tax on their “Cadillac” healthcare plan.
I don’t know where Peter Schiff got this old footage, but it’s kind of interesting. Nancy Pelosi, known for her positions in favor of raising the minimum wage (which only raises unemployment and hopelessness, but lefties don’t care), refuses to answer an interviewer’s tough-but-fair questions about why she pays her own entry-level staff below the minimum wage, or even nothing at all:
Schiff gets around to Pelosi at 11:10, and takes her apart clip-by-clip. Such answer as she gives the original interviewer is a variation of the classic, “It’s OK When I Do It, Because I’m In Congress” – mixed in with a pretty strained appeal to religion.
But the interviewer doesn’t give up. The last clip shows Pelosi telling her staff to “call the guard” to throw him out. Haughty yet anxious; what a mix.
If anyone knows the original interviewer’s name, please post it in the comments.
I’m just a li’l part-time blogger, but in the top 20, I count only one eeeeeevil corporation favoring the GOP…against twelve unions, strongly favoring Democrats. Which party is all about the “big money” again?
ZH has a longer list, wherein you’ll glean these tidbits:
HRC comes in impressively (I mean it) at number 100, having given $11.9 million; 89% to Democrats.
The much-pilloried Koch Industries only comes in at number 62, with $17.4 million.
The much-pilloried NRA only comes in at number 52, with $20.2 million.
Umm…did I miss Halliburton? Or are they not in the top 100?
Vice President Biden said that the Obama team called Mr. Corzine for economic advice during the transition. ”We,” the Delaware Democrat said, “trusted his [Corzine's] judgment.” (Just after 1:00 in the video at the link.)
Do you think that if Mr. Corzine had been a Republican who had advised George W. Bush or Mitt Romney that his partisan affiliation would not have gone unnoticed?
Yesterday, Anderson Cooper all but drooled over the Texas Democrat. And my left-of-center Facebook friends are making her a hero. Should remind them of their support for this woman blocking a bill with majority support in the Texas Senate the next time a Republican blocks a bill with similar support in the U.S. Senate.
*I had planned a post wondering if Democrats’ love for Davis signaled a change of heart on the filibuster.