One of the Architect’s of Obama’s Lie of Year Joins Charlie Crist’s Campaign for Florida Gov

How perfect is this new coo some twosome? From the Miami Herald:

Jim Messina, campaign manager for President Obama’s 2012 reelection, has joined Charlie Crist’s campaign for governor.

“RT to help me welcome @Messina2012 to the People’s Team. Join us at,” Crist said via Twitter on Monday night.

Shortly after that announcement, the campaign touted another big-hire from Obama’s team: Teddy Goff, digital director for the president’s reelection campaign, who oversaw its social media, web video and online advertising efforts.

Goff has been hired along with his firm, Precision Strategies, which includes other top Obama advisors.

For Crist, the announcement serves multiple purposes: It underscores the close ties Crist has with Obama’s political team, it quiets concerns from some Democrats doubting Crist’s party bonafides and it softens the blow of the mysterious departure of Bill Hyers late last year, who quit before he officially became campaign manager. …

The Republican Party of Florida’s communications director, Susan Hepworth, tied Messina to Obamacare and PolitiFact’s “Lie of the Year” in this statement: “As Charlie Crist tries desperately to cover up his failed record he will definitely need help from the ultimate spin doctor who sold the lie of the year that ‘if you like your healthcare plan you can keep it.’”

I guess Charlie Crist figures that if these liars for hire can deceive the entire country about Barack Obama, they should be able to drag his sorry, phony rear end over the finish line.

Let me take this opportunity to reiterate the fact that we don’t need any more presidential candidates from FloriDUH, if you get my drift.

Just in Time for Benghazi Anniversary, Jeb Gives Hillary “The Liberty Medal”

I am NOT making this up. Even I can’t make this stuff up anymore. What difference does it make, right?

Four Americans were murdered one year ago tomorrow under her watch. No one has been arrested, the United States filed charges against Ahmed Abu Khattala last month. Mr. Khattala has been interviewed by CNN, the New York Times and Reuters, but apparently the F.B.I. can’t find him and arrest him.

Meanwhile, yesterday Hillary Clinton, who has been conspicuously absent from the public radar, resurfaced to make a comment about Syria, and apparently to receive an award from Jeb Bush, specifically, as the Christian Science Monitor reports:

“Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a possibleGOP2016White House contender, has agreed to honorHillary Rodham Clinton, a leading Democratic presidential hopeful, with an award from the National Constitution Center, for which Mr. Bush is chairman of the board of trustees.

“Former Secretary Clinton has dedicated her life to serving and engaging people across the world in democracy,” Bush said in a statement. “These efforts as a citizen, an activist, and a leader have earned Secretary Clinton this year’s Liberty Medal.” …

The National Constitution Center “seeks to illuminate constitutional ideals and inspire active citizenship,” according to its website, and it is the only nonprofit that exists to honor the US Constitution. In 1988, President Reagan signed the Constitution Heritage Act, which established the center.

Seriously? I guess we can forget about Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty and Sean Smith, and their “active citizenship.” Jeb, how exactly has this incompetent, self-important leftist Hillary Clinton illuminated constitutional ideals? By helping keep her horn dog husband in office after he was caught diddling an intern in the Oval Office? By lying about being under fire in Bosnia? By claiming she was named after Sir Edmund Hillary, who wasn’t famous for climbing Mt. Everest until she was 5 years old?

What an embarrassment! Jeb is clearly suffering from an extremely severe case of ECBR (East Coast Brain Rot) and needs to get help for that. Running for president in 2016 is not the cure.



What’s Really Behind Obama’s Phony “Charm” Offensive, The Left’s Wacky View of the U.S. Constitution: Show Notes, 3-10-13 Program

  • Bo, White House DogWhat Exactly Does Chief of Staff for White House Dog Do? Whatever it is, it’s worth over $100,00 a year
  • Rand Paul’s Filibuster Challenges Executive Power by Asking a Simple Question; John McCain, and Lindsay “John McCain Jr.” Ridicule Suggestion That Federal Government Might Kill American Citizens. We Could Ask David Koresh …Oh wait
  • We still don’t know the answer to the critical question, “Who exactly is ‘engaged in combat,’ and therefore eligible to be taken out with a drone?
  • McCain calls Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, et. al “wacko birds.” Has he ever used that word to describe Dick “Eddie Haskell” Durbin?
  • One of the most destructive uses of state-controlled media, ABC’s “Good Morning America,” declares that the economy is really really awesomely peachy. I wonder if they’ve seen the labor participation rate?
  • Crazy Karzai Spoils Mr. Kruger’s Visit by Saying Taliban is Working with U.S. To Kill CiviliansMr. Kruger Chuck Hagel
  • Chris “the Screamer” Matthews Continues to Be Obsessed with Former Vice President Cheney
  • Clinton’s “Growth,” and discovery that the Defense of Marriage Act, which he signed, is now “unconstitutional” v. Jeb Bush’s Pandering “Flip Flop” on immigration-Double-standard much?
  • How Liberals Interpret the Constitution-Queer Eye, Matthew Sheppard Fairy Tale, and, in the case of Dick Durbin, Arriving in Washington, D.C., and Learning that Pro-Lifers are Mean People Who Suck
  • The Truth About Matthew Sheppard
  • Some Women Upset with Sheryl Sandberg for Claim in New Book that Women Have an Ambition Deficit
  • Will you miss Joy Behar? I know. You Never Miss “The View,” as in you never watch it, and you never miss it. No worries. I watch, so you don’t have to. Will bleach blonde, blowup doll/faux “conservative” Elisabeth Hasselbeck also exit stage left? Does anyone care?

White House Dog Bo’s Chief of Staff Makes Six Figures, But They Have to Suspend White House Tours for You, Peasants | Teri O’Brien – America’s Original Conservative Warrior Princess

White House suspends public tours, but first family trips in full swing | Fox News

McCain calls Paul, Cruz, Amash ‘wacko birds’

McCain, Graham blast Rand Paul’s filibuster – CBS News

‘I Don’t Know What’s Happened to John McCain, But I Find This Very Sad’ — Find Out Who Said This and Why | Video |

Afghan president lashes out at U.S., straining Hagel visit –

Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law captured, turned over to U.S. – Washington Post

Lynne Stewart Gets 28 Months for Aiding Terrorists – Andrew C. McCarthy – National Review Online

Bill Clinton: It’s time to overturn DOMA – The Washington Post

New Details Emerge in Matthew Shepard Murder – ABC News (What you’ve been told for the last 15 years about this case is a politically-motivated lie)

Exploiting Matthew Shepard (The myth v. the reality about this murder. Matthew Sheppard wasn’t killed because he was a homosexual. He was killed in a drug-fueled robbery gone bad.)

Excerpt from NBC News’ Meet the Press (in which Dick Durbin gives a ridiculous explanation to the late Tim Russert for doing a 180 on the issue of abortion)

The Durbin Abortion Papers

Matt Damon and Chris Matthews Discuss Waterboarding Dick Cheney | NewsBusters

Jeb Bush Defends Immigration Flip-Flop, Stays Mum On 2016 Run

Bill Clinton: It’s time to overturn DOMA – The Washington Post

Best Performance by an Insufferable Gasbag in a Non-Supporting (as in America) Role, among other awards: Today on the Teri O’Brien Show

Do politicians, public officials and celebutards say stupid, and even insane, things on a stunningly regular basis? Of course they do! On this Oscar Sunday, we’ll revisit some of these unfortunate comments, which are unfortunate for them, but hilarious for us! What’s your favorite? Jeb Bush’s recent “I used to be a conservative?” The moronic “Warren Buffett and Debbie Show,” featuring a false narrative about the “unfairness” at play in our tax system? Anything that Sean Penn has said in the last five years? And, no, we aren’t going to leave out our Dear Reader. He may even earn his own category.

Of course, disaster movies are a classic Hollywood genre, and thanks to the Obama economy, many Americans are starring in their own personal versions of “Titanic.” In 2009, the democrats gave us the mother of all public policy disasters for this country, the Orwellian-named “Affordable Care Act.” Today’s guest, Grace Marie Turner President of the Galen Institute and co-author of Why Obamacare Is Wrong for America, knows Obamacare inside and out, and we’ll ask her whether there is any way to get our country on a lifeboat.

One year after his death, the family of murdered ICE agent Jaime Zapata is still waiting for answers, even though on January 30 a man was sentenced  to 100 months for trafficking in a weapon involved in the crime. Speaking of waiting, we’re eagerly anticipating Eric Holder’s explanation, even though the weapon was part of Operation Fast and Furious.

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Excuse Me, Jeb. Please Shut Up.

Today, former Florida governor and establishment Republican man crush Jeb Bush decided to throw in his gratuitous two cents about GOP’s 2012 field:

“I used to be a conservative and I watch these debates and I’m wondering, I don’t think I’ve changed, but it’s a little troubling sometimes when people are appealing to people’s fears and emotion rather than trying to get them to look over the horizon for a broader perspective and that’s kind of where we are,” former Florida governor Jeb Bush said in a Dallas speech Thursday, Fox News reported. “I think it changes when we get to the general election. I hope.”

Jeb, I don’t remember asking you for your brain droppings, but I’ll play along. yYou used to be a conservative? When was that exactly? The last time I noticed you doing anything interesting was when you were in Miami, on stage talking bipartisan pap with Barack Obama. The One and his peeps liked what you said so much that they put it on their website.

Now you feel the need to express your anxiety over the presidential race? You find it “a little troubling” that the candidates “are appealing to people’s fears and emotions?” Do you know what I find troubling? The fact that obviously you have absolutely no idea what’s going on in this country, yet that doesn’t stop you from popping off about the upcoming election. Jeb, as along as we’re sharing, let me share a few thoughts with you. First, few things are less appealing than listening to people who were too lazy, or too gutless to do something criticize the people who did step up and try. If you find the tone of the current campaign so distressing, perhaps you should have run for office. You didn’t, so I think you should put a sock in it. Second, suggesting that candidates who point out the destruction Barack Obama has visited on this country are “appealing to fears and emotions” doesn’t make you seem smarter or more rational. It makes you seem clueless. Maybe these sort of moronic remarks will get you invited to a cocktail party at Colin Powell’s house, but aside from that, they serve no useful purpose. Like your fellow establishment Republicans, you are just like this guy.

Since you obviously haven’t noticed, we’re dealing with more of a bricks and bats situation than an op-ed in the Times one. If you don’t get that, please STFU.

I Guess Jeb Bush Was Listening to Yesterday’s Show

On yesterday’s show, I repeated my belief that the GOP nominee must be a champion of free markets and capitalism. I wonder if Jeb Bush was listening to the show. From a piece by former Gov. Bush published in today’s Wall Street Journal:

We either can go down the road we are on, a road where the individual is allowed to succeed only so much before being punished with ruinous taxation, where commerce ignores government action at its own peril, and where the state decides how a massive share of the economy’s resources should be spent.

Or we can return to the road we once knew and which has served us well: a road where individuals acting freely and with little restraint are able to pursue fortune and prosperity as they see fit, a road where the government’s role is not to shape the marketplace but to help prepare its citizens to prosper from it.

In short, we must choose between the straight line promised by the statists and the jagged line of economic freedom. The straight line of gradual and controlled growth is what the statists promise but can never deliver. The jagged line offers no guarantees but has a powerful record of delivering the most prosperity and the most opportunity to the most people. We cannot possibly know in advance what freedom promises for 312 million individuals. But unless we are willing to explore the jagged line of freedom, we will be stuck with the straight line. And the straight line, it turns out, is a flat line.

I was surprised to read this muscular defense of capitalism from someone I view as more of a traditional moderate GOP politician. Then, this morning between 9:30 and 10:00 a.m. Central time I nearly suffered a tragic treadmill accident when I saw Stephen Moore on Fox News talking about this piece. He said that Jeb Bush could still enter the presidential race, and win, even as a WRITE IN! Apparently, the name “Bush” is not box office poison anymore, as we were all lead to believe only a couple of years ago.


About 2 hours ago on his show, Rush Limbaugh was talking about this appearance by Stephen Moore, and (as usual), he made an excellent point; specifically, as excellent and spot-on as this piece by Jeb Bush is, had it been written by Newt Gingrich or Sarah Palin, it would not inspire Stephen Moore to gush over them and suggest that they could win a write in campaign. In fact, chances are Mr. Moore and those of his ilk would suggest that the piece demonstrated the sort of heartlessness that will cost Republicans votes in 2012.

What is it about these East Coast elitist types? I like Stephen Moore, and often agree with him, but it’s clear that he has ingested the Washington Kool-Aid like nearly everyone else who lives on the right parenthesis.

I don’t think for a minute that Jeb Bush plans to enter the 2012 race. It’s a surprising turn of events that he is the guy who took up the call to counter Obama’s anti-capitalist ranting.