Despite Chicago Liberal Gov. Deval Patrick’s Stonewalling, Now We Know. Boston Bombers’ Family Got $100,000 in Welfare.

A couple of weeks ago on The Teri O’Brien Show, we, along with many of you, questioned the value of having people like the Tsarnaev family in this country. Other than murdering 4 people, and seriously injuring a couple hundred others, please remind me again, what exactly did these “hard-working immigrants” who we’re always hearing add to the vitality of our economy actually contribute? It appears that the only one actually working was the American-born wife of the elder Tsarnaev brother. I guess under the insane Nancy Pelosi, Tom Vilsack, Steny Hoyer test, the rest of this sorry bunch helped stimulate our economy tremendously. How? By receiving welfare, of course!

From the Boston Herald, in a story by Chris Cassidy:

The Tsarnaev family, including the suspected terrorists and their parents, benefited from more than $100,000 in taxpayer-funded assistance — a bonanza ranging from cash and food stamps to Section 8 housing from 2002 to 2012, the Herald has learned.

“The breadth of the benefits the family was receiving was stunning,” said a person with knowledge of documents handed over to a legislative committee today.

The state has handed over more than 500 documents to the 11-member House Post Audit and Oversight Committee, which today met for the first time and plans to call in officials from the Department of Transitional Assistance to testify.

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Kudos to the Herald for managing to get this information out, despite the efforts of liberal, “immigrants rights” supporting Gov. Deval Patrick, who stonewalled efforts by reporters to help the public exercise its right to know. Massachusetts Gov. Patrick (D-Natch), also noted for being an Obama clone, who is also from Chicago, and from whom Barack “borrowed” some choice words back in 2008, originally cited family “privacy” for his refusal to disclose this disgusting news. (Aside: Both Barack and Deval were advised by Chicago sleazemeister, David Axelrod.) There’s an eye-opener. Dead people have privacy rights? Who knew?

Isn’t it fascinating how liberals demand “privacy” for people’s choices, but also demand that other people must pay for these “independent” decisions? Shades of Sandra Fluke, who you will recall made the compelling case that her “reproductive” decisions were 100% none of your business and also 100% your financial responsibility. If that’s a tad confusing for you, congratulations. Your common sense is still intact. I can’t say the same for Gov. Deval Patrick.

Over-Rated White People, Feminists’ War on Men, and Media Malpractice-Today on The Teri O’Brien Show

In some ways being well-informed in the Age of Obama can be a frustrating curse. The afflicted watch millions of their fellow citizens unable to connect some very obvious dots, a fact that allows the current occupant of the Oval Office to comfortably coast along, blissfully unaccountable for the consequences of his leftwing ideology and the policies that result from it. We are still scratching our heads over Barack Obama’s re-election. How in the world did that happen? At least three reasons spring to mind, and we’ll talk about them today.

On today’s show, we’ll explore that question, and do more of that dot connecting with our guests, David Freddoso and Suzanne Venker.

David is Editorial Page Editor of the Washington Examiner, and he has appeared on the show before to talk about his previous books, The Case Against Barack Obama: The Unlikely Rise and Unexamined Agenda of the Media’s Favorite Candidate and Gangster Government: Barack Obama and the New Washington Thugocracy. His latest book, Spin Masters: How the Media Ignored the Real News and Helped Reelect Barack Obama, is loaded with stories that the Lame Stream Media didn’t find worth covering during 2012, when important stories like Big Bird allegedly in peril, Mitt Romney’s dog during a family vacation in the early 1980’s and supposed racist “dog whistles” took precedence over the worst economy since the 1970’s and lies about the murder of four Americans in Libya.

The Left has been on a decades-long campaign to destroy institutions that stand in the way of their plans to enslave everyone to an almighty State. Number one on their hit list is the traditional family, and at least two generations of women have been brainwashed into helping them achieve their goal by convincing them that marriage is a state of slavery. Instead, the feminists, and the popular culture, say young women should eschew marriage, focus on their careers, and strive to hit the sheets with as many men as possible, confident that they will be guaranteed the “right” to eliminate any inconvenient tissue masses that might result. Can you say “Sandra Fluke?” Suzanne Venker’s essential book, How to Choose a Husband, powerfully refutes the anti-marriage drumbeat of the popular culture.

A Columbia University professor of victimology, who penned a piece about “overrated white people” describes a murdering ex-cop’s killing spree as “exciting,” and points to his brilliant writing as worth examining. Why does Fox News’ Channel’s Bill O’Reilly continue to help this Marxist supporter of cop killers have any credibility by putting him on the air?

Tune in today for the rest of the story.


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Let’s Hope Obama’s Face Doesn’t Appear on Our TV’s During the Football Game Tonight: Show Notes


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Gun Owners: Should We Listen to Bob Costas or Jesus Christ? – Doug Giles

I had a frightening thought right before the show went on the air. What if, just like a couple of weeks ago, we’re trying to watch a football game, and suddenly, the game disappears and fills with Barack Obama’s face? And he says “No more football unless the Republicans agree to go along with my balanced approach. It’s what the American people voted on and I won.” Just like that Macintosh commercial. YIKES!

Most under-reported stories of 2012

Consensus Winner: Fast and Furious

Heads roll after Fast and Furious investigation – CBS News (Thanks to Sheryl Atkisson for doing amazing work on this story. If you go to this link, there are links to all of her excellent Fast and Furious stories.)

A ‘Fast & Furious’ I Told You So – By Andrew C. McCarthy – The Corner – National Review Online

MILLER: Injured vet’s guns stolen by D.C. – Washington Times

MILLER: D.C. arrests vet for unregistered ammunition (part 1) – Washington Times

2nd Place: Benghazi Coverup

Benghazi-Gate Enters New Phase: The Cover Up of the Cover Up

Also worth noting:

The Dishonest Obama 2012 Campaign

‘The Road We’ve Traveled:’ A misleading account of Obama’s mother and her insurance dispute – The Wa…

Obama claim of cutting spending is not right | McClatchy (Obama’s claim that he cut $1T in spending is complete crap!)

NYT proves Romney right on welfare | The Daily Caller (Natch!)

Romney’s welfare ad is accurate | The Daily Caller

Gibson Guitar Raid. Thank God the Federal Government is Protecting Us from Legitimate Businesses Who Import Ebony from Madagascar

Feds Raid Guitar Maker…Looking for Illegal Wood |

Feds Drop Case After Gibson Guitars Agrees to Pay $300K Penalty |

Furor over Gibson guitar raid strikes only minor chords on Hill – Talia Buford –

Gibson Guitar case drags on with no sign of criminal charges | Fox News

Why Gibson Guitar Was Raided By The Justice Department : The Record : NPR

Report: 83 percent of doctors have considered quitting over Obamacare | The Daily Caller

Obama announces new wave of proposed regulations – Washington Times

Obama Orders Pay Raise for Biden, Members of Congress, Federal Workers | The Weekly Standard (Of course! They deserve a raise, right?)

Obama Helped Kill Immigration Reform In 2007 – Will Media Remember? |

Obama Skips Over Inouye, ‘Perhaps My Earliest Political Inspiration,’ in Memoirs – By Patrick Brenna… (Once again, Obama’s “iconic” life story is proven to be made up BS)

Americans for Tax Reform : $1 Trillion Obamacare Tax Hike Hitting on Jan. 1 (Obama claims to worry about children with disabilities, but Obamacare reduces their ability to use Flexible Spending Accounts to provide for education for children with special needs)

Obama Skips Over Inouye, ‘Perhaps My Earliest Political Inspiration,’ in Memoirs – By Patrick Brenna…

Articles: What the Media Choose Not to Know about Trayvon

Another NBC Reporter Refuses to Cover Chicago Teachers Union Ties to Socialist Orgs

Most Annoying Public Figures of 2012

My top 3:

#3-Dick Durbin

#2-First Klingon aka Michelle Obama

#1-Sandra Fluke

Other nominees from our SL’s (Smart Listeners), all very worthy:

Piers Morgan, Chris Matthews, George Stephanopoulos, Christiane Amanpour, Honey Boo Boo, Candy Crowley, Harry Reid


When it Comes to Women’s Rights, the Guy Barack Obama Supports Makes Todd Akin Look Like a Feminist

Do Sandra Fluke and Lena Dunham know about this?

As we discussed on yesterday’s show with our guest Daniel Greenfield of Sultan Knish, if you’re paying attention, you’ll notice a disturbing pattern in the way that the Obama administration deals with the turmoil in the Middle East. Bottom Line: The One sides with the Islamists. Consider Libya and Egypt. In both countries, the Obama administration kicked allies to the curb to help install Islamist regimes. Iran in June, 2009 was another story. In that case, Barack Obama didn’t want “to be seen as meddling” in another country’s affairs.

It’s indisputable that Obama is on the side of the Islamists. If his foreign policy decisions were not evidence enough, he wrote in his silly, boring, navel-gazing book, The Audacity of Hope, “I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.” I guess that the bright side is that, for once, he’s keeping a promise.

I picture B. Hussein watching Egyptian President, the Muslim Brotherhood’s own, Mohamed Morsi, deciding that he can dispense with the other two branches of government because he is effectively God, and thinking “That’s what I’m talking about!”

So, it’s no surprise that Barack is a Morsi fan, but I wonder if some of Barry’s biggest boosters, Lena Dunham and Sandra Fluke, and others of their ilk, know that their guy is supporting a regime that finds it intolerable to include a provision in its new constitution that prohibits child marriage and sex slavery. That’s Egypt today. From the British site, Inter Press Service:

An ultraconservative Salafi cleric recently sparked outrage among Egypt’s liberal circles when he attempted to justify his opposition to a proposed constitutional article that would outlaw the trafficking of women for sex.

Speaking on privately-owned Al-Nas satellite channel, Sheikh Mohamed Saad El-Azhary said he feared the proposed article could conflict with the local practice of child marriage. He explained that in Egypt, particularly in rural areas, there is a culture of marrying off girls as soon as they hit puberty.

“The important thing is that the girl is ready and can tolerate marriage,” El-Azhary declared.

He goes on to warn of just how far it could go if this radical, anti-child marriage provision is allowed to go forward.

He went on to protest proposed laws protecting women from violence, warning that if allowed to pass husbands could be prosecuted for beating their child brides or forcing themselves upon them.

“If you have intercourse with your wife against her will, she will be able to file a complaint against you,” he said. “That’s where things are headed.”

What’s next? Women driving? Leaving the house without the permission of a male relative? By the way, this guy is part of the group writing the new Egyptian constitution.

One of the great things about being a liberal is the ability to operate with a high degree of self-righteousness, free of any concern that the positions that you passionately defend are irreconcilably conflicting. You can be a feminist who wants freedom and choice for women, who should be seen as strong and independent, except that they expect someone else to pay for their contraceptives, and you can support a guy for president who endorses an Egyptian regime that doesn’t consider it a “legitimate rape” when a man forces himself on his wife.

No wonder liberalism is so popular among the intellectually lazy and/or challenged.

Also: Women’s equality absent from Egyptian constitution

Obama, the Reluctant President and the Women Who Control Him: Today on the Teri O’Brien Show

Next week, Barack Obama and his merry band of mendacious Marxists will convene in Charlotte, North Carolina to try to convince the voters that Mitt Romney is actually running against Bill Clinton, and that the last 4 years were just a bad dream. Unfortunately for them, most Americans realize that unless we rid the Oval Office of the scourge that is the Obama presidency, our country will be less Bobby Ewing and more Marion Crane. After the inevitable parade of pro-abortion nuns, victims of the all-powerful murderous Mitt, and representatives of various mascot groups, how will the One defend his record of failure? I suspect that they won’t be bringing the styrofoam Greek columns this time.

No doubt Barack Obama will be praised to the heavens next week, if not as one who can heal the rise of the oceans, certainly as a strong decisive leader. Our special guest, author and investigative journalist Richard Miniter will return to the show to to assert that the reality is the precisely the opposite; that is, Barack Obama is a moody, indecisive man, led around by the nose by Valerie Jarrett, Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi. That’s the subject of his new book, Leading from Behind: The Reluctant President and the Advisors Who Decide for Him.

We’ll also do our review of last week’s GOP convention, including sharing parts of some terrific speeches, that got no coverage anywhere else, and give you the very chance to hear what the best of the Sunday shows. Plus, an announcement about an upcoming special edition of the Teri O’Brien Show.

Tune in today for the rest of the story.


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Mommy Wars, Publicity Whores: Today on the Teri O’Brien Show

Now that the 2012 presidential election has begun, it seems less like an illuminating debate between two very different visions of America and more like a series of contrived, Lame Stream Media-driven “controversies” designed to appeal to specific constituencies that Barack Obama needs to reel in to insure his re-election.

First, there was the ridiculously transparent use of liberal activist plant Sandra Fluke to gin up a phony issue about “affordable contraception.” Then, seemingly on cue, exit Sandra, stage left, and bring on the Trayvon Martin case, which should be a matter for local law enforcement and criminal justice, giving Barack Obama the opportunity to send a coded message to the Al Sharpton wing of the democrat party; that is, “I’m with ya, Bro.” Now, our current Flavor of the Week, the “firestorm” set off by one of the Obamas’ BFF’s, frequent White House visitor (and probable Fluke media adviser) Hilary Rosen, when she said last Wednesday on CNN that Ann Romney has never worked a day in her life, despite raising five boys and serving as First Lady of Massachusetts.

Is it just a coincidence that the news cycle lurches from “crisis” and “controversy” over issues that serve to distract us from the real issue affecting every American’s life, the stagnant economy and the abysmal failures of Barack Obama? We’ll ask our guest Ann Kane of the Potter Williams Report, who argues in a recent American Thinker piece that the Obama campaign is not upset by the Hilary Rosen “gaffe.” On the contrary, it has them delighted. Of course, Ms. Rosen appears to have joined the growing number of former friends now under the Obama bus. She may soon be joined by a certain high-profile donor/”comedian.”

As always, your very first opportunity to hear the hottest sound from the Sunday shows.

Barack Obama travels to Columbia for the Summit of the Americas, and once again manages to make it all about him.

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Rick’s Big Night Rains on Mitt’s Inevitability Parade, But Can Rick Win?

About a week ago, a conservative friend appeared concerned, and by “concerned,” I mean the way I imagine he’d look if he got notice of an audit from the IRS, over the state of the current GOP Presidential field. He told me that he got bummed out after a recent conversation with his engineer son, who like most of us, wants only one thing for Christmas this year: the defeat of the first Alinskyite, race-baiting Marxist currently occupying the Oval Office whose destructive policies are taking this country over a cliff. According to my friend, his son said something like the following: “What the heck is going on? How in the world can we win? I mean, this process never ends, and this Santorum guy is ‘nuts.’ What’s going to happen?” Good question then, and even better question today, after Mitt Romney placed third in both the Alabama and Mississippi primaries.

Time didn’t permit me to ask him at the time what he meant when he said “Santorum is nuts,” but later he explained that his son was unhappy with Santorum “mainly because of the contraception issue that Santorum keeps talking about instead of what my son believes to be much more important issues such as the economy and jobs.  I feel the same way as we can’t get sucked into the libs trying to redefine this election in terms of women’s issues.  We most focus on the deplorable job this idiot in the White House is doing.” I haven’t endorsed any candidate yet, but I suspect that Santorum supporters would respond by saying (1) that accusing him of emphasizing the issue of contraception is like accusing the United States of aggression against Japan in 1942. Obama’s scheming campaign operatives cooked up this whole silly “contraception” non-controversy, and enlisted George Stephanapolous to get the ball rolling at the New Hampshire debate on January 7. Then, having creating a phony “crisis,” they sought to exploit it to enhance the Dear Reader’s sinking political fortunes by incessantly asking the Republican candidates ridiculous questions about states outlawing contraception and (2) Santorum doesn’t spend most of his time talking about contraception. He talks a lot about bringing back manufacturing to this country, and he has been talking about the tremendous danger posed by Iran for years. He does talk about social issues, in part because he is a devout Catholic. There’s another reason, though, and it’s more important for electoral purposes. He recognizes that the idea that the notion of being “socially liberal,” as in pro-abortion, indifferent about the importance of the traditional family v. so-called “marriage equality,” and in step with the secular popular culture, and “fiscally conservative” at the same time is a childish fantasy. If this moronic Sandra Fluke episode proved anything, it’s that. Our country is broke, and our economy is stagnant, yet Obama and his big-government buddies think that someone other than Ms. Fluke, a 30 year-old arrested development case, should pay for her birth control products. So, the traditional family and the traditional values that come with it are essential to stop the hemorrhaging of money that comes with the Nanny state. With the family intact, there’s a lot less need for Obama’s food stamps, Medicaid and the rest of the goodies he wants to use to create a dependent class of voters.

I don’t think my friend or his son would disagree with that latter point, but I think that they fear, like many of you, that the average distracted voter won’t connect those dots and  will allow the Lame Stream Media to define Santorum as a crazed religious fanatic who wants all women barefoot and pregnant (even though his wife is both a nurse and an attorney), and that droves of enraged women will storm the polls to vote for democrats. There’s no question that the LSM will try every trick in the book to get Pres. Sham WOW (Walks on Water) re-elected, but here’s the thing: it doesn’t seem to be working. From Commentary, citing the New York Times most recent poll:

In the head-to-head matchups, Mr. Obama also maintained much of the advantage he had built in the last year among important constituencies, including women, although he lost some support among women over the past month, even as the debate raged over birth control insurance coverage.

Mr. Obama appears to be retaining much of his gains among important demographic groups, erasing inroads that Republicans made in 2010, especially among women. But his falling approval rating in the last month extended to his handling of both the economy and foreign policy, the poll found.

“He lost some support among women” is apparently the New York Times’ nice way of saying Obama’s approval rating dropped 12 points among women during the past month, from 53 percent to 41 percent. Needless to say, the Democratic Party’s “war on women” rhetoric doesn’t seem to be working:


In recent weeks, there has been much debate over the government’s role in guaranteeing insurance coverage for contraception, including for those who work for religious organizations. The poll found that women were split as to whether health insurance plans should cover the costs of birth control and whether employers with religious objections should be able to opt out.

Mitt’s supporters keep trotting out their math-based argument, talking about their delegate lead and the number of states he’s won, as if to say to Santorum and Gingrich, “you guys have no chance. you should just quit now.” The problem is that they are also saying that to Republican voters, who no matter how much Mitt spends, and how many delegates he accumulates, are not convinced. Mitt is coming off like the guy who tells the girl, “Stop this foolishness. You’ve had your fun. Now it’s time to settle down, and you know I’m the guy.” The next sound he hears is the tires screeching as she speeds to freedom.

Math definitely counts, but perhaps passion counts more. Can Rick win? I believe he can, and at least one recent poll suggests he’d have a better chance than Romney to do so. In addition, Dana Milbank thinks Mitt is inevitable, which should give any of his supporters pause.

Illinois will be decisive. If Mitt doesn’t win here, all bets are off.