King Barack’s Super Bowl of Deceit, Lies, and Broken Promises: Today On The Teri O’Brien Show, 2-2-14

IMPORTANT NOTE: Today’s show will begin 1 hour earlier, at 3 pm Central, to make sure you can be ready for the kickoff.

 

Like most Americans, I love the Super Bowl, and I want to publicly declare here and now, that, despite years of warnings from feminists, I don’t fear being slapped around by the Husband today. Their war on football is gaining traction, but for now, we can still enjoy the game.

It’s also Groundhog Day, which is an AWESOME movie, by the way, and in the age of the most lawless regime in American history, is also another way of saying it’s another day. While the last century media wants to talk about Chris Christie, Justin Beiber and Amanda Knox, a leftist ideologue continues lying, shucking and jiving to accomplish his “remaking” of America. It’s hard to keep track of all the lies and broken promises from the One, but since we watch so you don’t have to, we’ll remind you of some you may have forgotten, a veritable Super Bowl of lies. Which whopper do you think should win as biggest one of all?

Speaking of how we watch so you don’t have to, we witnessed Barack Obama’s “virtual road trip” on Friday, a Google+ hangout. Based on what we saw there, and in the interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper—and I know you may find it difficult to believe—but he may be talking out of both sides of his mouth on the issue of “comprehensive immigration reform.” His PR flacks, sometimes called “journalists,” are expressing despair after his latest borefest, last Tuesday’s State of the Union speech. Is he a “shrinking president,” playing small ball instead realizing his ambitious 1st-term agenda? That sort of thing happens when your approval rating drops into the high thirties, but there could be a lot more to it than that. We’ll unpack it for you.

We’ve been warning you about Republican elites betrayal of the American people on the issue of amnesty, reminding you of 2007, when we killed it. We have some good news today. They are hearing you, so don’t let up.

War on Women File: Speaking of Groundhog Day, a prominent liberal female columnist says that Rand Paul has a point about Hillary.

Who will win today’s Super Bowl? What say you? Which commercial do you like best? Oh yes, you can see them before the Big Game.

Tune in today for the rest of the story. Be Ahead of the Curve. Hear The Actual News You May Have Missed.

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BOMBSHELL: IRS Scandal Laid at White House Door. Valerie Jarrett, Where Are You?

I guess now we know why Lois Lerner took the Fifth. I can’t wait to hear what Diane Sawyer and Brian Williams have to say when they lead with this explosive story!

At yesterday’s latest round of hearings on the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups before Rep. Darryl Issa’s (R-CA) House Oversight Committee, this despicable abuse of the massive power of the federal government, using its most feared agency, Carter Hull, an IRS lawyer for 48 years, testified about interviews had had with investigators for Issa’s committee and Rep. Dave Camp’s (R-MI) Ways and Means Committee. From the Washington Post:

The chief counsel’s office for the Internal Revenue Service, headed by a political appointee of President Obama, helped develop the agency’s problematic guidelines for reviewing “tea party” cases, according to a top IRS attorney.

In interviews with congressional investigators, IRS lawyer Carter Hull said his superiors told him that the chief counsel’s office, led by William Wilkins, would need to review some of the first applications the agency screened for additional scrutiny because of potential political activity.

Mr. Hull wanted to allow the Tea Party groups applications to be processed, approved or denied. He was overruled.

William Wilkins is the IRS’ chief counsel, one of only two of the agencies officials who is a political appointee. By design, because it is so essential that this agency be non-partisan, and enforce the oppressive tax laws in a neutral, non-ideological fashion, there are only two political appointees at the IRS. William Wilkins was one of only two political appointees at the IRS, and he was appointed by Barack Obama, and is a long-time democrat apparatchik.

From the National Review:

Wilkins, who, according to the IRS, heads an office of 1,600 attorneys, has been involved in Democratic politics for over three decades. He joined the Democratic staff on the Senate Finance Committee in 1981 and became the committee’s staff director and chief counsel in 1987, before going on to a career in private practice at the white-shoe law firm WilmerHale. There, he defended pro bono Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s United Church of Christ when the IRS investigated potential violations of its 501(c)(3) status after then-senator Barack Obama delivered a speech there. Wilkins has also donated generously to Democratic causes, contributing over $35,000 to Democratic politicians and party affiliates since 1990, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. He has also contributed to Republican politicians, including Iowa’s Chuck Grassley, but not nearly as generously.

Whoa! Did you catch that? “[H}e defended pro bono Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s United Church of Christ when the IRS investigated potential violations of its 501(c)(3) status after then-senator Barack Obama delivered a speech there.”

So here’s what we know. We know that the this targeting didn’t start with some “rogue” agents in Cincinnati, as we were told by Obama mouthpiece, who is looking more like Ron Ziegler every day, told us. We know that when democrats tried to defend this outrageous abuse of power by saying that “progressive” groups were also attacked, and Inspector General Russell George said that wasn’t true, they turned on him. We know that the concern was “applicants’ political activities leading up to the 2010 election.” Now, the laughable defense attempted by the designated Obama defender in Issa’s committee, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) yesterday, was that Barack Obama didn’t directly call the IRS office in Cincinnati and say “target my political enemies.” How did the witness, Elizabeth Hofacre, of the Cincinnati IRS office  keep from bursting out laughing?

It’s clear that this was an operation designed to give Barack Obama’s opposition a motivation and activity destroying runaround. Gee, that sounds like “voter suppression,” doesn’t it? And not a word from Eric Holder.

To those who have been critical of Rep. Issa, saying that he has dropped the ball and is letting Barack Obama get away with more Chicago-style bullying, I say you owe him an apology. The GOP is proceeding in the precisely correct way, methodically compiling an airtight legal case by building the record. Keep digging, Mr. Issa. I suggest you consider sending a few investigators over the White House to talk to Valerie Jarrett.

Here is a summary of the key points revealed yesterday in the hearing, from the House Oversight Committee:

  • Carter Hull, a tax law specialist and self-described 501(c)(4) expert with 48 years of experience, testified that he sent development letters, and once he received responses, based on his decades of experience,  determined he had enough facts to make recommendations whether to approve or deny the applications.
  • Mr. Hull’s recommendations were not carried out.  Instead, according Michael Seto, the head of Mr. Hull’s unit in Washington D.C., Lois Lerner instructed that the Tea Party applications should go through a multi-layer review that included her senior advisor and the Chief Counsel’s office.
  • According to Mr. Hull, sometime in the winter of 2010-2011, the senior advisor to Lois Lerner told him the IRS Chief Counsel’s office would need to review these applications.  Mr. Hull also indicated this was the first time in his 48 year career at the IRS he was told to send an application to Ms. Lerner’s senior advisor.
  • It was not until August 2011 that the Chief Counsel’s office held a meeting with Mr. Hull, Ms. Lerner’s senior advisor, and other Washington D.C. officials to discuss these test applications.  During the intervening months, these applications languished.
  • The Chief Counsel’s office instructed Mr. Hull that they needed updated information to evaluate the applications.  Since the applications were up-to-date months earlier, when Mr. Hull made his recommendations, Mr. Hull testified that he found this request from the Chief Counsel’s office surprising.  The Chief Counsel’s office also discussed the possibility of a template letter to develop all the Tea Party applications, including those being held in Cincinnati.  Mr. Hull explained that all the applications were different and that a template was impractical.
  • Mr. Hull’s supervisor, Ronald Shoemaker, provided insight on the type of additional information sought by the Chief Counsel’s office—namely, information about the applicants’ political activities leading up to the 2010 election. (emphasis mine)
  • The lengthy review of the test applications in Washington created a bottleneck and caused the delay of other Tea Party applications in Cincinnati.  Indeed, multiple IRS employees in Cincinnati – including Elizabeth Hofacre — have told the Committee they were waiting on guidance from Washington on how to move the applications forward.
  • Mr. Hull explained that he could not provide advice to Ms. Hofacre because his hands were tied by his superiors in Washington.  Therefore, none of these applications were approved or denied during the time he worked with Ms. Hofacre on the cases.
  • The head of the Cincinnati office, Cindy Thomas, testified that she continuously asked senior Washington officials when guidance was coming, but it was to no avail.

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Obama Administration Decides That Your Government Should Let Congress Know When They Think It’s OK to Kill You

Just in time for John Brennan’s confirmation hearing today, the most transparent administration in history caved on letting Congress see its justification for killing an American citizen with a drone strike. From The Los Angeles Times:

President Obama, who has championed lethal drone strikes as a major part of U.S. counter-terrorism efforts, bowed to pressure Wednesday and agreed to allow the Senate and House intelligence committees to review classified legal memos used to justify a drone strike against a U.S. citizen in Yemen in 2011.

Senators had demanded for months to see the Justice Departmentopinions that provided the White House legal authority to order the targeted killing of Anwar Awlaki, a New Mexico native who became an Al Qaeda leader.

Some cynical, and probably racist, right-wing critics of the Dear Reader have noted a distinct difference in the way that Barack Obama’s enthusiastic support for the programs put in place by the Bush administration to keep America safe, programs that he vilified as a candidate, are being covered by our fearless media. Recall the sniper kill of the Somali pirates in April 2009? At the time, I asked you to consider what sort of coverage that this incident would have received had it happened during the George W. Bush administration. I wrote about that and asked you to add your ideas.

  • “Anderson Cooper runs a series of special reports with Christiane Amanpour describing the desperation of the Somalian teenagers driven to lives of crime by poverty and U.S. arrogance.
  • Brian Williams visits the fishing villages where the slain Somalias tried to eke out a living.
  • Diane Sawyer, barely holding back tears, Interviews Widow of Victim of Bush Vigilantism on the High Seas; Six Now Fatherless Children Ask Why?
  • Keith Olbermanns Special Comment: Murder: Your Answer to Everything, Mr. Bush. In the name of all that is decent, resign!!
  • John Dean (of Watergate fame) writes a column for a legal blog detailing the criminal charges that could and should be brought against George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld for killing 3 innocent until proven guilty criminal suspects before they could be indicted. I’m sure you can think of a few more. Please feel free to add yours to the list.”

The response to the sniper kill by the Obama administration? The Lame Stream Media gathered up all their leftover Valentines to send them, and bombarded us with stories about our brave, brilliant young president.

The LSM gave up any pretense of journalism, at least when it comes to Barack Obama, at least ten years ago, so even though the double standard is ridiculously obvious to everyone, they don’t care. That’s why I was surprised to see the LA Times come up with this fig leaf to try to cover up their North Korea-style coverage of the Dear Reader.

The administration’s position has brought objections from some longtime critics. However, the response from Congress has been muted, reflecting the degree to which once-controversial practices in drone warfare have become mainstream after more than a decade of conflict.

Oh, that’s the reason! Everyone accepts these policies now! It’s not that they are trying to cover for Obama. It’s that because he’s doing it now after so many years, it’s all ok!

I guess it’s sort of like that Gitmo thing. I know that it seems like 100 years ago, but remember Barack Obama’s first executive orders, one of which provided to that that heinous torture pit established by Bush and Cheney within one year? I wonder if the task force on detention that he established by another executive order on the same day weighed in on the argument his administration made before a federal judge yesterday? From The Liberal Death Star:

The Obama administration on Wednesday urged a federal appeals court to overturn a sweeping ruling by a district judge that blocked the government from enforcing a statute related to the indefinite detention without trial of terrorism suspects.

Where are the LSM critics of the “fascist” George W. Bush? Bueller? Bueller?

Like Clowns Jumping Out of That Tiny Car, Yet Another Reason Ron Paul is Not Qualified to Be President

As I said on yesterday’s show, there are two Ron Pauls. There’s the man devoted to limited government in the way the Founders understood it, fealty to the U.S. Constitution, and most of all, liberty. I think we all admire that Ron Paul and wish that other members of Congress shared his desire to reduce the bloated federal government and return it to its legitimate and limited role in our lives. Sadly, there’s that other Ron Paul, the alleged 9/11 truther who doesn’t seem to understand how dangerous a nuclear Iran would be. Of course, I’ll be bold and predict that Con. Paul will not win the GOP nomination, but I’ll continue to pay along since he’s not going away any time soon. That happy day will come when some kind GOP elders take him by the elbow, lead him aside and tell him that his time on the stage is over, adding if the GOP loses the 2012 presidential election due to his antics, Sen. Rand Paul can kiss his career in Republican politics goodbye.

Good Ron Paul wouldn’t be able to do the things we like because of that pesky Congress. Being a Constitutionalist, he can’t take a page from Hugo Chavez wannabe, Barack Obama’s book and simply decide to impose his will by fiat. So, there goes all that reduction in the national debt, slashing of the federal budget, and elimination of annoying and unnecessary federal departments. Contrastingly, as president, Bad Ron Paul would be in a position to do a lot of damage by implementing his foreign policy agenda. That’s your classic lose-lose, which is apropos, since that’s what Con. Paul is in the process of doing. Like those clowns who keep jumping out of that clown car that Chris Matthews and Matthew Dowd like to evoke when discussing the GOP field, just when you think you’ve heard the last reason that Con. Paul is not qualified to be president, another jumps out. Surprise!

Saturday’s ABC/Yahoo New Hampshire Debate, “moderated” by democrat operative/ABC anchor George Stephanopoulos and an especially unctuous Diane Sawyer, featured a bizarre exchange, in which the objective seeker of truth, Mr. S, took the opportunity to ask Gov. Mitt Romney a question about one of the most serious issues facing our nation. No, not the still-limping economy, the threats by Iran to close the Strait of Hormuz, or even whether Tim Tebow is the most polarizing figure in sports. No, the burning question on the mind of every serious person in America, surprisingly, is whether states are Constitutionally able to ban contraception, and George seemed absolutely determined to hector Romney to the grave until he got an answer. His doggedness was understandable, since no state legislature is seeking to outlaw contraceptives, and given the trivial nature of those other issues previously mentioned, what better time for a law school hypothetical?

Remember the Stephanopoulos-Romney exchanged involved the Warren Court’s sudden discovery of a “right of privacy” in the U.S. Constitution in its 1965 Griswold v. Connecticut decision. After Gov. Romney said that he thought Roe v. Wade should be overturned, Ron Paul weighed in with his two cents:

 PAUL: I didn’t know whether I got time when it was favorable or not. But thank you. No, I think the Fourth Amendment is very clear. It is explicit in our privacy. You can’t go into anybody’s house and look at what they have or their papers or any private things without a search warrant.

This is why the Patriot Act is wrong, because you have a right of privacy by the Fourth Amendment. As far as selling contraceptives, the Interstate Commerce Clause protects this because the Interstate Commerce Clause was originally written not to impede trade between the states, but it was written to facilitate trade between the states. So if it’s not illegal to import birth control pills from one state to the next, it would be legal to sell birth control pills in that state.

 We can only conclude that Con. Paul doesn’t know that this case, and the controversial cases that preceded it, were not about the Fourth Amendment, or any other specific provision of the Constitution. That’s troubling since he is currently running to be the person who appoints federal judges, including Supreme Court Justices, who will decide whether Roe v. Wade is overturned. Apparently, he doesn’t know the difference between an explicit restatement of our God-given rights in the Bill of Rights and a new “right” discovered by activist liberal judges in one of those handy penumbras. And speaking of handy, how about that Commerce Clause?Most of us thought that advocates for expansion of the federal government had exhausted the ingenious ways that they could use this very elastic part of the Constitution to get their fingers in every pie. Now we learn that it also means that what’s legal in one state is legal in all states! Who knew?

“Deciding that question is above my pay grade” would have made more sense. It would have been dishonest and designed to mislead, just as it was when Barack Obama used it, but at least it would have reflected some understanding on the part of Con. Paul that he knew what everyone was talking about, or even what day of the week it is.

It’s been fun, Ron, watching this election cycle’s cult of the personality, the latest to enchant the young and the uninformed, but it’s time for the grownups to get serious. Please exit, stage left, and join your pal Con. Dennis Kucinich.

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Last Night’s ABC GOP Debate Unpacked, and Obama Said It Himself-One and Done! Today on the Teri O’Brien Show

Did you miss last night’s ABC GOP debate? No worries. You know that I watch so you don’t have to. Since you no doubt have a life, and therefore something more interesting to do on a Saturday night, tune in and hear all about it. Who won? Who lost? Who set the Twitterverse on fire with one remark? Did Mitt deliver a knock out blow to the man who threatens to ruin his Christmas, Newt Gingrich? How did Newt handle the thinly-veiled references to his, shall we say, colorful personal life?

 

Here he goes again: Barack Obama is making promises about reducing unemployment again, whining about what he inherited, and inadvertently admitting that his goal for America is not opportunity, but–I hope you’re sitting down–income redistribution.

 

Tune in Sunday for the rest of the story.

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