(Video) In which David Axelrod endorses Mitt Romney

April 15, 2012

Oh, my.

The Washington Post explains:

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s camp seized on a Sunday morning interview in which Obama senior adviser David Axelrod appeared to suggest that the country’s economic recovery is not on the right path.

“The choice in this election is between economy that produces a growing middle class and that gives people a chance to get ahead and their kids a chance to get ahead, and an economy that continues down the road we are on, where a fewer and fewer number of people do very well, and everybody else is running faster and faster just to keep pace,” Axelrod told host Chris Wallace during a contentious interview on “Fox News Sunday.”

First Hilary Rosen attacks Ann Romney, and now Obama’s chief political strategist accidentally endorses the other guy. Who needs Biden for gaffes when you’ve got these clowns?

The video, by the way, is courtesy of the Romney campaign’s communications shop; you can bet this will be in a commercial coming your way. Since it became all but official that Romney’s the nominee, his campaign has shown a refreshing willingness to hit back hard and fast and to take the battle to the foe, something sorely lacking in the McCain campaign in 2008.

Keep it up, guys.

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


Biden: the gaffer who keeps on gaffing

August 23, 2011

So, our vice-president is in China. While there, you would think our nation’s second-highest constitutional officer would do his best to represent American values to our biggest creditors China’s rulers with wit, intelligence, and grace.

But then you would remember this is Joe Biden we’re talking about.

And when it comes to the Chinese national policy of once child per family, with its forced abortions, near genocide of female infants, and forced sterilization, Joe fully understands:

D’oh! 

Kathryn Jean Lopez of National Review quotes Speaker John Boehner to blast Biden’s… well, Biden’s moral stupidity:

“It’s disappointing that Vice President Biden did not mention the severe women’s rights atrocities that are committed in the name of the One Child Policy — forced abortion, involuntary sterilization, and gendercide,” Reggie Littlejohn, president of Women’s Rights without Frontiers, says. “China’s One Child Policy causes more violence to women and girls than any other official policy on earth. To merely mention the economic consequences is to turn a blind eye to the terrible human suffering caused by forced abortion. Chinese women are literally dragged out of their homes, strapped to tables and forced to abort.”

KJL also mentions in passing the demographic bomb that will set off an economic disaster for China: briefly, China’s one child policy means that fewer and fewer workers will be available to support an increasingly aging and huge population, and it’s going to hit soon, by 2039, in some estimates. It is also a danger to their military, and thus China’s global ambitions. By any measure, China’s one-child policy is a self-inflicted slow-motion national disaster.

But Joe fully understands.

LINKS: My blog-buddy ST has a spot-on post with several good links of its own.

AFTERTHOUGHT: This is the guy Obama picked to lend “gravitas” to his administration? In that case, I’d hate to have seen what his idea of “buffoonery” was.


Klavan on the Culture: Michele Bachmann makes a gaffe!!!

July 15, 2011

Andrew Klavan has decided it’s too much fun not to participate in the mainstream media’s latest game: waiting for Representative Michele Bachmann to get something wrong so they can make fun of her.

Pay no attention to that chap in the background:

(Crossposted at Sister Toldjah)


It’s the thought that counts?

June 5, 2010

Memo to Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State:

Dear Madame Secretary,

The Queen’s birthday is next week.

yours,

–Phineas

Doh


Jesse Jackson, Jr. opens mouth, inserts foot

March 24, 2010

First it was Congressman Dingell (D-Jurassic Age) committing the Kinsleyan gaffe of accidentally telling the truth, now it’s Illinois’ Jesse Jackson, Jr., who admitted on the radio that the passage of ObamaCare will mean cuts to other social programs:

Let me be clear:  There’s probably going to have to be a significant reform of other social programs as the Federal Government assumes more responsibility for health care for the nation’s people, there are other social programs that are probably going to undermine some elements of social cohesion, there’s no doubt about that.

You can bet that “reform,” in this case,” means “cuts.” Just as will now happen to Medicare. Otherwise, how could they “undermine social cohesion?” You can translate that last as “people who will be damned angry when their benefits get cut to pay for this fiasco.”

I wonder who the next “progressive” will be to inadvertently speak truth to the real power, the People? And no fair guessing Biden; he’s a given.


“Control the people?” Dingell’s gaffe

March 24, 2010

Michael Kinsley once said that the definition of a “gaffe” is when a politician accidentally tells the truth. Michigan representative John Dingell (D-MI) may well have committed one when he said during a radio interview that ObamaCare’s benefits will take time to implement because it takes a while to control the people:

Let me remind you this [Americans allegedly dying because of lack of universal health care] has been going on for years. We are bringing it to a halt. The harsh fact of the matter is when you’re going to pass legislation that will cover 300 [million] American people in different ways it takes a long time to do the necessary administrative steps that have to be taken to put the legislation together to control the people.

And in case you don’t believe your lying eyes, here’s audio, courtesy of Hot Air:

At least he’s an honest statist, unlike his leader in the White House. Even if he didn’t mean to.

I’ll give Mr. Dingell half a point for being right about the Republicans: in the time they controlled Congress, they really did not do much to address problems in the health care system, thus ceding the issue to the Social Democrats*. However, it is an absolute untruth to say they have presented no plan during the current debate nor offered any cooperation. Republicans regularly asked to be included in negotiations and drafting, but were mostly excluded in repeated acts of high-handed arrogance. Ironic, to say the least, given the Democrats used to whine about being cut out when Tom Delay was Republican Majority Leader.

And they have a plan. It has been available for months. It was presented ably at the so-called “health care summit” with the President and the congressional Social Democrats, particularly by Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI). So, for Dingell to claim the conservatives have done nothing to help is … well, he either hasn’t been paying attention or he’s lying.

Maybe John will accidentally tell us the truth one day.

*(I’ve decided it’s wrong to refer to the Democrats as a “liberal, democratic party.” They are neither liberal in the classical sense of the phrase, nor are they really democratic these days. Instead, the Democratic Party is more of a statist, progressive party with much more in common with European social democratic parties. Hence it seems more accurate to call them “Social Democrats.” Or maybe “Progressive Statists,” as the mood takes me. Regardless, they’re sure not the Democratic Party anymore.)

LINKS: Sister Toldjah.


Inside the bunker

January 24, 2010

In this installment, Hitler learns that Martha Coakley called Curt Schilling a Yankees fan:

Rolling on the floor

(via The Nose on Your Face)


Worst candidate ever? Check.

January 15, 2010

Really, I thought the Democrats had hit bottom with John Kerry in 2004, but that was until I’d discovered Martha Coakley, heir to Democratic nominee for Ted Kennedy’s throne the US Senate from Massachusetts. Let’s review, shall we?

  • Act as if the seat is already yours? Check.
  • Claim that the terrorists have all left Afghanistan days after a terrorist kills several CIA agents… in Afghanistan? Check.
  • Refuse to meet the voters and insult a beloved state landmark? Check.
  • Tell Catholics they shouldn’t work in emergency rooms because of their religion? In a heavily Catholic state? Check.

And, for the cherry on the sundae, trust your advertising to allies who think it’s a great idea to attack your opponent as a lackey of Wall Street in an ad using an image of the World Trade Center as the background.

I really thought Scott Brown had no chance, and Coakley may still win the election, but she may be accomplishing what was once thought to be impossible: handing a Senate seat -the one held by Ted Kennedy, no less- to a Republican in Deep Blue Massachusetts, which in turn would spell almost certain death for Kennedy’s beloved nationalized health care.

Is it possible she’s a deep-cover agent for Karl Rove? Or is she really this miserable a candidate?

ADDENDUM: Speaking of Kerry, the Democrats missed a chance in 2008 to surpass his ineptitude by failing to nominate his 2004 running-mate, John Edwards. I guarantee you, he would have been a total train wreck.

UPDATE: The hits keep coming: Rip off a corporate trademark and earn yourself a cease and desist letter? And you’re the state’s chief law-enforcement officer? Check.


Smart Power! The Top-Ten Obama Foreign Policy Screw Ups

December 23, 2009

Remember when the incoming administration promised us a new era of “smart power,” of foreign policy done right? President Obama, inexperienced but with superior judgment. Vice-President Joe Biden, the wise sage of the Senate with a firm grip on reality. And Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who braved danger while accumulating vast experience in foreign affairs as First Lady. Enemies would become friends, our friends would respect us again, and all the world’s ills would be solved by engagement without preconditions. It was a foreign policy straight out of the Hundred Acre Wood.

Meet your Smart Power(tm) Team!

Meet your Smart Power(tm) Team!

(I think Tigger is played by Joe Biden…)

We’ve now had nearly a year of enlightened direction of our foreign relations. What have we to show for it? Plenty, if you’re into farce. Nile Gardiner of the Telegraph reviews the last year and presents a list of the Team Obama’s biggest foreign policy follies:

This has hardly been a stellar year for the projection of American global power. Weakness, rather than strength, has been the hallmark of US foreign policy under Barack Obama, from the Iranian nuclear crisis to dithering over the war in Afghanistan. Instead of strong American leadership, the White House has all too often offered humiliating apologies for America’s past and embarrassing gaffes.

Here is a list of the ten biggest foreign policy follies of Barack Obama’s first year in office. I’ve tried to make the list inclusive of all corners of the world, ranging from Tehran to Tokyo to Khartoum, and frankly could easily have expanded it to a top 20 or even top 30 list. There are plenty to choose from, including some of the most cringe worthy moments in modern American history.

I’ve talked about some of Obama’s notable gaffes before: for example stabbing Poland and the Czech Republic in the back over missile defense; backing a stooge of Venezuelan dictator Chavez against the constitutional government of Honduras; and a general policy based on appeasement. Gardiner’s list includes some I’ve overlooked, notably:

9. Embracing Genocidal Killers in Sudan

I’ve included this in the list because it illustrates the extraordinary lengths to which the Obama administration will go to appease the most evil tyrannies on the face of the earth. In October Obama extended the hand of friendship to the brutal regime in Khartoum led by Omar Hassan al-Bashir, responsible for the murder of hundreds of thousands in Darfur, offering to lift sanctions if there were “concrete steps in a new direction”. The moral bankruptcy of this approach was summed up by Obama’s hugely controversial special envoy to Sudan, retired Air Force Major General J. Scott Gration:
“We’ve got to think about giving out cookies. Kids, countries — they react to gold stars, smiley faces, handshakes, agreements, talk, engagement.”

Read the whole thing, while I go find a brick wall to bang my head against. In just his first year, President Barack Obama has succeeded in something I thought impossible: making Jimmy Carter look like a tower of strength.

Is it 2012 yet?  Praying

(hat tip: Power Line)


Biden said that?

August 1, 2009

Your one-stop source for all of Joe Biden’s marvelous utterances.

(via ExurbanJon)


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