Monday Mourning Monuments

Witch’s Will For A Mourning In September

I will remain in “mourning” so long as Obama’s unworthy ass sits in the Oval Office.

Quote of the day:

  President Obama made the case for a brief bombing campaign with limited targeting of chemical storage facilities in Syria. He made a campaign promise to have the most transparent administration ever. That starts with revealing our battle plans ahead of time.

My Top 3:

#1

Biggest Loser of 2013: the Political Class

  by Scott  Rasmussen

2013 has been a tough year for the political class.

The most recent evidence comes from Colorado.

There were consequences. Just not the one’s the political class  expected.

After Colorado passed its own version of gun control legislation, two state  senators were targeted by a grassroots effort for removal through a recall vote.  It was the first time in the state’s history that the recall process had even  been attempted. Outside money poured in, and gun control advocates outspent the  NRA and its allies by a 6-to-1 margin. Despite the tremendous financial  advantage they enjoyed, both state senators were removed from office because of  their support for gun control legislation.

This wasn’t the first time the political class totally misread the public  mood this year.

An early sign of trouble for the elites came with public reaction to the  so-called sequester. More precisely, the D.C. panic was caused by the lack of  public reaction.

more: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2013/09/14/biggest_loser_of_2013_the_political_class_119939.html#ixzz2f3Alzo8A

#2

The Myth of Live-and-Let-Live Liberalism

  by Jonah Goldberg

In Washington, D.C., the city’s department of health wants to subject people  seeking a tattoo or body piercing to a mandatory 24-hour waiting period before  they can go through with it. That’s just one of the regulations in a 66-page  proposal of new rules for the tattoo and piercing industry.

Reasonable people may differ on the wisdom of these proposals, but as someone  whose interest in such establishments begins and ends with keeping my daughter  away from them, I can’t get too worked up either way, save to say D.C. has  bigger problems to worry about.

What did catch my eye was this line from the write-up in the metro section of  the Washington Post: “The body art rules are the latest product of a city  government that has occasionally struggled to reconcile its socially liberal  sensibilities with a zeal for regulation.”

As a conservative resident of Washington, D.C., where registered  Republicans are outnumbered by about 9 to 1 and where truly conservative  Republicans are outnumbered on a scale comparable to the predicament faced by  Frodo and Sam when they sneaked into orc-infested Mordor, I find such statements  hilarious.

There is a notion out there that being “socially liberal” means you’re a  libertarian at heart, a live-and-let-live sort of person who says “whatever  floats your boat” a lot.

Alleged proof for this amusing myth (or pernicious lie; take your pick) comes  in the form of liberal support for gay marriage and abortion rights, and  opposition to a few things that smack of what some people call “traditional  values.”

The evidence disproving this adorable story of live-and-let-live liberalism  comes in the form of pretty much everything else liberals say, do, and  believe.

Social liberalism is the foremost, predominant, and in many instances sole  impulse for zealous regulation in this country, particularly in big cities. I  love it when liberals complain about a ridiculous bit of PC nanny-statism coming  out of New York, L.A., Chicago, D.C., Seattle, etc. — “What will they do  next?”

Uh, sorry to tell you, but you are “they.” Outside of a Law and Order script — or an equally implausible MSNBC diatribe about who ruined Detroit — conservatives have as much influence on big-city liberalism as the Knights of  Malta do.

more: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2013/09/14/the_myth_of_live-and-let-live_liberalism_119937.html#ixzz2f3WFkjom

#3

“Fox News Sunday” Panel: Who Are The Winners And Losers Of The Syria Deal?

Has Jane Harman always been such an ass?

Donkey Doings:

The Media Protect Obama Where It Counts

President Obama and his media enablers are trying to spin the Syria fiasco or, failing that, distract attention from it. Via Mark Steyn, Ace of Spades makes a nice catch. Time magazine publishes four editions: Europe/Middle East/Africa, Asia, South Pacific and United States. This week’s foreign editions all acknowledged the big news story of the week, and if their covers are a guide, didn’t try to paper over the disaster. This is the Europe/Middle East/Africa cover:

Note that the cover text doesn’t pull any punches:

America’s weak and waffling, Russia’s rich and resurgent–and its leader doesn’t care what anybody thinks of him.

more: http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/09/the-media-protect-obama-where-it-counts.php

Huh?

Jen Psaki Refuses To Explain Why State Dept Is Preventing Congress From Interviewing Benghazi Survivors

Don’t that just say it all?

There once was a Congressman named Weiner,
Who had a perverted demeanor.
Forced from the Hill for acting like Bill,
Now Congress is one Weiner leaner.

Moral: “If you tweet your meat, you lose your seat.”

Poll: 12% Say Obamacare Will Have Positive Impact on their Family

A new NBC/Wall Street Journal poll reveals Americans are unconvinced that Obamacare will improve the country’s healthcare system. Only 12% say the law will have a positive effect on their family and even the uninsured are skeptical Obamacare will do them any good.

Confusion surrounds the Patient Protection and Affordable Health Care Act enacted in 2010, especially among the uninsured. Among this group, three-quarters of respondents say they do not understand or understood very little of the new law. Enthusiasm for program registers at a dismal level, as less than one-third say (31%) say the law is a good idea. Merely one-third of those who are uninsured say they are “fairly” or “very” likely to use the new healthcare exchanges.

Even worse, only 23% of all respondents say the law will benefit the healthcare system and paltry 12% believe the law will have a positive impact on their family.

link: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/09/16/uninsured-obamacare

Worth a Read:

Summers withdraws name from Fed consideration

link: http://townhall.com/news/politics-elections/2013/09/15/summers-withdraws-name-from-fed-consideration-n1700966

I doubt I would find anyone Obama chose satisfactory. His choices would all be by ideology spenders. Yellen is reportedly a really big spender and would be Bernanke on steroids. And the cry to appoint her because she’s female is once again the radical left caring more about a candidates private parts then their competence. Supposedly she’s qualified.That should garner stupid female votes by those who vote with their vagina’s instead of their brains.

Obama’s Syria Meanderings Border on Incompetence

by Albert R. Hunt

link: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-15/obama-s-syria-meanderings-border-on-incompetence.html

Hunt tries so hard to be honest that his constant attempts to blame Obama and pat him on the back are almost comical. He spends as much time praising Obama and “being fair to him” as he does exposing the rank amaturerism and incompetence that has been evident to anyone with eyes to see. He tried. And you can tell that it was a painful expericence for him. Boo-hoo!

Syria in the Age of Myth

by Victor Davis Hanson

link: http://pjmedia.com/victordavishanson/syria-in-the-age-of-myth/?singlepage=true

A Close Study of Putin’s Op-Ed

link:http://pjmedia.com/andrewklavan/2013/09/15/a-close-study-of-putins-op-ed/

Media Malpractice:

Stephanopoulos Rationalizes Obama’s Economic Failures: ‘It’s Bigger than  Washington’

Imagine a major news network anchor, in 1985, telling President Reagan that  five years into his presidency rising income inequality wasn’t his fault.  Ludicrous, given how the media used the term Reaganomics to denigrate his  policies, policies far more successful than President Obama’s in turning around  an inherited poor economy.
Yet in a sit-down with Barack Obama for  ABC’s This Week, George Stephanopoulos compliantly excused Obama’s  failure: “Do you look at that four and a half years in and say, maybe a  President can’t stop this accelerating inequality?”

Obama blamed companies which “have eliminated entire occupations because  they’re now robotized. We don’t have travel agents, we don’t have bank tellers.”

Stephanopoulos jumped in: “It’s bigger than Washington.”

Obama affirmed: “Right.”

There aren’t bank tellers any more?

more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/brent-baker/2013/09/15/stephanopoulos-rationalizes-obama-s-economic-failures-it-s-bigger-washi

Why is Obama allowed to make such ridiculous statements without anyone in the MSM having the kind of hissy fit they had when Bush said things that were far less stupid?

Oh wait – media said Bush was stupid and Obama is brilliant and so if they admit that maybe Bush wasn’t as stupid as they said he was and that Obama is a long way from brilliant – that would be admitting that they, the media, didn’t know WTF they were talking about.

Given the low approval rating of the media – it seems they are the only ones who still think they have any credibility at all. And talking heads like Stephanopoulos have less than most.

Last But Not Least:

Diplomacy of Dunces

by Jed  Babbin

Kerry-Obama have mastered the art of carrying a big mouth and getting hit with a hard stick.

The U.S.-Russian agreement, which is supposed to result in the seizure and disposition of Syria’s chemical weapons, is the crowning achievement of President Obama’s and Secretary of State Kerry’s diplomacy. Their achievements are threefold.

First, they have given New York Times op-ed contributor Vladimir Putin everything he wanted and obtained precisely nothing in return. Second, they have smoke screened public attention from the fact that the whole crisis on Syrian chemical weapons was manufactured from Obama’s cavalier comment that created the so-called “red line.” They’re now praying that people forget that the new agreement removes the threat of American use of military force against Assad and replaces it with the prospect of more UN resolutions placing sanctions on Syria. Third, they have left America’s diplomacy in complete shambles to a degree unseen since the Iranians held American embassy personnel hostage in 1979-80.

If American diplomatic incompetence were a bespoke suit, Russian President Putin would be modeling it for the media in the same manner he’s displaying the new agreement on Syria announced on Saturday. It was tailored for him by Obama and Kerry.

more: http://spectator.org/archives/2013/09/16/diplomacy-of-dunces

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