Bow Down, Bitter Clinger! All Hail Her Highness, Michelle, on Her Birthday!

Michelle Obama

Does the weight of this, shall we say, extra cargo, add to the cost of flying AF One all over the planet?

FLASHBACK: Pencil-necked columnist for last century dead tree bankrupt rag hates on Teri for her accurate critique of media slobbering over Mooch.

Now that the Democrats in the New Jersey legislature have hired the guy who helped put former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich in the slammer to investigate Gov. Chris Christie’s many incipient scandals, we should finally get some serious action. Now you’re talking! While we wait for him to get to the bottom of that very disturbing 1968 school yard bullying incident that Christie has still not explained, let’s move our focus to some even more important news. No, I’m not referred to the fact that Iraq is slipping away and becoming an al Qaeda stronghold. Nor am I talking about the lousy job numbers or the continued stagnant economy, Attorney General Eric Holder’s continued stonewalling of subpoenas from Congressional committees over his “Fast and Furious” gun running scheme, or even His Highness Barack the First’s pronouncement that he will continue the ridiculously lawless denigration of the Constitution that is the hallmark of his presidency so far.

Those subjects are snoozers, right? Why talk about that boring stuff when we can celebrate and worship that gorgeous and beguiling creature, who will celebrate a big birthday on Friday, January 17, Michelle Antoinette Obama, who describes herself as “fifty and fabulous.” Is this Friday a national holiday? Not yet? If not, it’s not for lack of trying by the cadre of slobbering sycophants who are using the opportunity of Mooch’s special day to indulge their irresistible impulse to remind us that, like her husband, she is so special as to be other worldly, preternatural, or something. Consider the words of an authority on first ladies, meaning he picked up his office phone when the legacy media Obama PR flacks called, one Robert Watson, “an American studies professor at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida:”

“Visit a college campus and talk to someone under 30, 35,” Watson said. “They can’t find Afghanistan on a map, but they’re very tuned in to pop culture.”

Historically, first ladies have been open to criticism because, while they have a platform and impact, the position isn’t mentioned in the Constitution, Watson said. “The office is unpaid, unelected and unappointed,” he said, “and in a democracy, power is not supposed to be vested in a wedding band.”

Watson, 51, who has two children about the age of Obama daughters Malia, 15, and Sasha, 12, said he and his wife often talk about how the first lady has found the “perfect balance” between her private and public lives.

“She’s the epitome of the American superwoman,” he said.

Watson said that if he were advising the Obamas, he’d urge them to shout her birthday from the rooftops. “President Obama has had a really tough couple of months,” he said, “so this will be a chance for nothing but positive spin.”

“The epitome of the American superwoman?” I guess I can understand why a liberal college teacher like Professor Watson, who teaches at what is obviously a stellar institution of higher learning, Lynn University (seriously?), might say that, even if he has read Michelle’s semi-literate racialist college thesis. Maybe the news didn’t trickle down to Florida, but let me clue you in, Professor. This affirmative-action assisted, boiling cauldron of race-based rage and resentment has accomplished nothing notable in her life. Being married to the guy who surfed the wave of white guilt, celebrity-worship and ignorance into the White House doesn’t count. Neither does having a couple of six-figure no show jobs. It’s probably easy to be a “superwoman” when your mom lives with you and raises your kids. But, don’t worry, Professor, either about the fact that your students can’t find Afghanistan on a map, or that the Obama regime won’t use this birthday for propaganda purposes. Other than a story about the latest Hollywood celebrity to “come out,” there is nothing that the Obamas’ acolytes in the Jurassic media would rather do.

Once, Michelle’s home town, Chicago, banned foie gras from its restaurants because it is considered cruel to force feed ducks, but that doesn’t mean that the liberal media won’t continue to hold us down and force feed Americans with fully-functioning eyes the ridiculous and patently obviously false fairy tale entitled “The Wise, Beautiful and Fabulously Fit Michelle.” Maybe it’s just me, but I think that if a woman is going to appoint herself as America’s leading health, fitness and nutrition expert, perhaps she shouldn’t have a rear end that you could park an aircraft carrier on. The only thing bigger than her sense of entitlement is that caboose she drags behind her, which apparently is so large that it requires a separate aircraft to haul back and forth from Hawaii, Martha’s Vineyard, or the latest luxury resort soon to have a lobster shortage shortly after Michelle arrives. Why would she “just sit on [her] talents or blessings” when she has that booty?

The breathless herd of stenographers writing these stories took great pains to report that Michelle has not ruled out Botox or plastic surgery in the future. It’s unclear whether that includes liposuction.

Cross posted at Clash Daily and Patriot Action Network

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Obamacare Fiasco: The Rats are Bailing Out of the Sinking Ship, Part 1

It’s so predictable, and so gutless. Allegedly “smart” people embrace a stupid, wrong-headed idea, one that those with an ounce of common sense have warned will be a disaster. Then when the predicted consequences begin to occur, those very same geniuses express their outrage that the thing they supported was enacted in the first place, and proceed to recite all the things that have happened, the very problems they were told would happen.

Here’s a good example. The weasels at the Chicago Tribune, Barack Hussein Obama’s hometown paper, published an unintentionally hilarious editorial on Monday, entitled Truth, consequences and Obamacare. Here’s a few excerpts:

President Barack Obama’s signature accomplishment is teetering. The Obamacare website is a national punch line. Millions of Americans, repeatedly reassured by Obama that they could keep their doctors and health plans, are discovering that they can’t. Their insurance policies are being canceled. The price of new coverage is substantially higher. The new coverage may force them to choose new doctors. And the law says they have to buy insurance or pay a fine.

People are deeply concerned, and for good reason. This is, as Democratic Sen. Max Baucus famously predicted seven months ago, a “train wreck.”

No wonder worried Democratic lawmakers are pelting the White House with suggestions for various changes to Obamacare. Among them: Rescind those cancellations and allow consumers to keep their coverage, even if it doesn’t meet Obamacare mandates. Extend the coverage enrollment period and delay the law’s mandate that everyone obtain insurance or pay a penalty.

Gee, what a shocking turn of events! Shouldn’t “accomplishment” be in quotation marks in that first sentence? Wait there’s more:

The administration has delayed the insurance mandate on employers. Meanwhile, the stream of carve-outs for special pleaders continues to grow. The latest: a break for some labor unions and businesses on a $63 tax for each person in a heath plan, imposed to compensate insurance carriers that wind up with larger costs than anticipated. Last week, Obama apologized to people who are losing their health insurance despite his repeated assurances to the contrary. “I am sorry they are finding themselves in this situation based on assurances they got from me,” he told NBC News.

People don’t need an apology — heartfelt or, as this one appeared, grudging. They need to know their health coverage isn’t in jeopardy.

“Grudging?” While that word may be somewhat applicable, it’s not the first one that springs to mind for me. “Phony” seems more on point. “finding themselves in this situation?” On last Sunday’s show, I told you that George Will captured what has happened when he said “Bill Clinton said ‘I feel your pain.’ Barack Obama says ‘I not only feel your pain.I caused it.’”

Here’s the real money quote from the Trib’s attempt to distance itself from the narcissistic, thin-skinned, completely unqualified radical leftist that they endorsed not once, but twice. It’s a gut buster:

An essential first step: Accept that government doesn’t know what’s best for everyone. That people can decide what coverage they need and can afford. A strong marketplace offers choices for every wallet. Obamacare’s rules curtail those choices. Why, for instance, should only people under age 30 be eligible to purchase lower-cost “catastrophic” insurance? Pinching Americans’ coverage choices is one big reason this law doesn’t work.

Republicans will have to be constructive. They’ve talked “repeal and replace,” but the public has no idea what they would offer as a replacement.

Democrats will have to avoid being defensive. It was a mistake to attempt such a massive government intrusion on a marketplace and a mistake to do so without anything close to a public consensus.

Whoa whoa whoa–It was a mistake for government to take over health care on a one-party vote? Duh. It wasn’t a “mistake!” It was the mother of all income redistributionist schemes, central to Obama’s promise to “transform” America to conform to his radical leftist vision. Are you guys just figuring that out? Why did you people endorse this jackass in 2012, allowing his acolytes to run around falsely proclaiming that the 2012 presidential election was a referendum on Obamacare?  These braniacs are shocked–SHOCKED!!–to learn that gambling is going on!

If the public has no idea what the Republicans have to offer, it’s because alleged journalists like the democrat apparatchiks who work at the Tribune haven’t reported on the ideas that they have presented, such as continuing the high-risk pools that previously existed in 34 states, allowing the purchase of health insurance across state lines, medical savings accounts and tort reform. Obama’s socialist scheme was completely incompatible with any of those common-sense reforms.

This editorial is a perfect example of the fact that those who purport to be the smartest people in the room, so insightful and so well-informed that they are qualified to tell the rest of us what to do, actually don’t have the slightest clue what’s going on. The dullards at the Chicago Tribune should have been on to Barack Obama in 2003. I was, and so were many of you. Now, suddenly, after all the damage he’s done, they’ve figured it out.

God save us from all these “smart” stupid people.

Liberal Media Hypocrisy Alert: Chicago Tribune Turns on the One, Barack Obama

On yesterday’s show, we shared a good laugh over former Labor Secretary Robert Reich’s unintentionally hilarious op-ed, in which he engaged in typical liberal handwringing over the fact that “trusted arbiters of truth” have been replaced by “yell radio,” bloggers and others allegedly with ZERO credibility. Not like serious “credible” sources like the Chicago Tribune, a legendary, long-established LSM rag. They have suddenly discovered that the Orwellian named “Affordable Care Act” is the train wreck that its author, Sen. Max Baucus told us it was. From the Chicago Tribune:

The president crusaded for this law and has embraced its nickname. But he did not write the law. Congress did. Major changes are necessary — he has stipulated by his actions that this law as constituted cannot work — and Congress should legislate them for his review.

Bottom line: Let’s delay and rewrite this ill-conceived law. Congress need not start from scratch. Lawmakers can build on what all of us have learned from three years of painful trial and error. Three years of attempting, but failing, to make this clumsy monstrosity work for the American people.

Gee, it would have been nice if they had sounded this alarm before the 2012 presidential election. They didn’t. They endorsed Barack Obama for re-election, citing his “decisiveness and intellectual rigor” in handling world affairs. I think we can all see those on display in Egypt today.

I wonder if the Trib got permission for this dissing of Obama from the Oprah. I also wonder if the editors of this rag have figured out why they are going down, losing thousands of readers every single day.

Truth is History

Mr. Chakra
Crazed Sex Poodle

It is said that the victor gets to write history. But what if their history is all lies?

Last night I got wind of the sale of Current TV to al Jezeera. That alone should create a bit of consternation but it just keeps getting better and better- or worse and worse, depending on your point of view.

Al Jazeera on Wednesday announced a deal to take over Current TV, the low-rated cable channel that was founded by Al Gore, a former vice president, and his business partners seven years ago.

Al Jazeera did not disclose the purchase price, but people with direct knowledge of the deal pegged it at around $500 million, indicating a $100 million payout for Mr. Gore, who owned 20 percent of Current. Mr. Gore and his partners were eager to complete the deal by Dec. 31, lest it be subject to higher tax rates that took effect on Jan. 1, according to several people who insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

Al Gore, wants to avoid taxation like one of Mitt Romney’s 1%. Who can blame him for that? I mean it’s not like he is releasing his chakra into the atmosphere like a  crazed sex poodle, creating GlowBull Wormening.

But this morning there was this:

“Before Al-Jazeera bought Current TV, TheBlaze looked into buying it but we were rejected by progressive owners.”

“Glenn Beck’s The Blaze approached Current about buying the channel last year, but was told that ‘the legacy of who the network goes to is important to us and we are sensitive to networks not aligned with our point of view,‘ according to a person familiar with the negotiations.”

I don’t know if I would call that a tacit admission- it’s more like a public pronouncement that anyone on the right ‘need not apply’.  Does this mean al Jezeera? is aligned with AlGore’s point of view?

In the aftermath of Saddam’s Iraq, CNN’s  Eason Jordan admitted to withholding the truth:

Knowing the personal stories I knew about the brutality of the regime, I had three options: 1. Never repeat such horror stories. 2. Tell the stories sooner and, as a result, see innocent people killed. 3. Tell the stories after the downfall of the Saddam Hussein regime. I chose option three and could never imagine doing anything else.

Withholding the truth by news organizations is nothing new. The Chicago Tribune refused twice my request to confirm that the U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald statement thanking them for holding the story for weeks meant they knew of the Blagojevich wiretaps before the ’08 election.

But, now, instead of a Olbermann, or a Client Number 9 withholding the truth- their ‘minders’ will just buy the whole channel and make up the truth. It will be just like Air America, only different.

This is all reminiscent of the Dubai Ports deal that was torpedoed by Chuckie Schumer. Don’t expect him to object to this deal tho.

Algore got out at the right time, it appears, as a cable provider has moved to eliminate the ‘bundle’.

Intel is planning to deliver cable content to any device with an Internet connection. And instead of having to pay $80 a month for two hundred channels you don’t want, you’ll be able to subscribe to specific channels of your choosing.

 

And you thought Current TV‘s ratings couldn’t go any lower.

David Axelrod Up to His Old Tricks: Obama’s Enemies List, Part II

He's making a list and checking it twice.

Earlier in the week, we noted Kimberly Strassel’s excellent reporting on the Obama campaign’s strong arm, Chicago Way of dealing with anyone who dares to exercise his right to oppose B. Hussein’s re-election. The Community Organizer in Chief hasn’t forgotten his Alinskyite training, a key feature of which is demonizing those who disagree with him. Nor has his key apparatchik David Axelrod, forgotten how he vaulted this narcissistic, unaccomplished, petulant, affirmative-action assisted C-player from obscurity into the Oval Office. As many of you know, in 2004, during Obama’s race for the U.S. Senate, Axelrod managed to eliminate two of the One’s formidable opponents by preparing detailed, fact-filled analyses of their positions on serious issues and helping the young state senator develop effective, common-sense responses that guaranteed success. OK, I’m making that up. What the Walrus did was dig up dirt on these candidates, both of whom were divorced, and with the very enthusiastic assistance of his former employer, the Chicago Libune (Tribune), make sure that the sordid details were widely publicized. Blair Hull was eliminated during the democrat primary. In the general election, Obama would probably have been opposed by former investment banker and Harvard Law grad Jack Ryan, described by local lefty pencil-necked columnist who actually worked for the Libune, as “[t]all and handsome in a way that recalls JFK Jr. Not particularly outspoken on any hot-button issues, but so dedicated to the idea of helping others that he dropped out of the investment banking world several years ago to teach full-time at an inner-city high school.” Mysteriously, his divorce records, featuring accusations by his ex-wife that he wanted her to accompany him to sex clubs, ended up in the hands of the Trib, Ryan was forced out, and Obama ran virtually unopposed.(Alan Keyes doesn’t count.)

Apparently, the Obama campaign is up to its old tricks again. Ms. Strassel has a follow up report on today, in which she writes about the campaign’s activities against Romney supporter Frank VanderSloot:

Frank VanderSloot is the CEO of Melaleuca Inc. The 63-year-old has run that wellness-products company for 26 years out of tiny Idaho Falls, Idaho. Last August, Mr. VanderSloot gave $1 million to Restore Our Future, the Super PAC that supports Mitt Romney.

Three weeks ago, an Obama campaign website, “Keeping GOP Honest,” took the extraordinary step of publicly naming and assailing eight private citizens backing Mr. Romney. Titled “Behind the curtain: a brief history of Romney’s donors,” the post accused the eight of being “wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records.” Mr. VanderSloot was one of the eight, smeared particularly as being “litigious, combative and a bitter foe of the gay rights movement.”  About a week after that post, a man named Michael Wolf contacted the Bonneville County Courthouse in Idaho Falls in search of court records regarding Mr. VanderSloot. Specifically, Mr. Wolf wanted all the documents dealing with Mr. VanderSloot’s divorces, as well as a case involving a dispute with a former Melaleuca employee.

Mr. Wolf sent a fax to the clerk’s office—which I have obtained—listing four cases he was after. He would later send a second fax, asking for three further court cases dealing with either Melaleuca or Mr. VanderSloot. Mr. Wolf listed only his name and a private cellphone number.

Some digging revealed that Mr. Wolf was, until a few months ago, a law clerk on the Democratic side of the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations. He’s found new work. The ID written out at the top of his faxes identified them as coming from “Glenn Simpson.” That’s the name of a former Wall Street Journal reporter who in 2009 founded a D.C. company that performs private investigative work.

The website for that company, Fusion GPS, describes itself as providing “strategic intelligence,” with expertise in areas like “politics.” That’s a polite way of saying “opposition research.”

When I called Fusion’s main number and asked to speak to Michael Wolf, a man said Mr. Wolf wasn’t in the office that day but he’d be in this coming Monday. When I reached Mr. Wolf on his private cell, he confirmed he had until recently worked at the Senate.

When I asked what his interest was in Mr. VanderSloot’s divorce records, he hesitated, then said he didn’t want to talk about that. When I asked what his relationship was with Fusion, he hesitated again and said he had “no comment.” “It’s a legal thing,” he added.

We don’t know who is paying Mr. Wolf to troll through Mr. VanderSloot’s divorce records, but I’ll take a wild guess and suggest that it’s George Clooney.

There you have it, my friends: threats, intimidation, smears, outright lies and all the other skullduggery that used to be deplored as “the politics of personal destruction” in the service of hope, change and transparency, courtesy of our “historic” Dear Leader.