Friday, March 1, 2013
Today is the sad first anniversary of the death of Andrew Breitbart. And what more fitting tribute could there be than a journalist actually standing up to speak truth to power and being threatened by the Whitehouse for it.
Bob Woodward of the Washington Post wrote a story which clearly and factually points out that the sequester was initially proposed by the Whitehouse, and approved by Barack Obama before it was put on the table. And now that the sequester cuts are actually going to be enacted, the president and his toadies are lying about who's to blame. But those lies won't get traction if a journalist with Woodward's authority calls them lies.
Which is why Gene Sperling, one of the president's top economic advisers yelled at Woodward for a half hour, and then said if Woodward stuck to his story he would "regret it."
Thankfully, Woodward isn't impressed by the threats from this most rancid and anti-American of administrations. But tragically, the anniversary of Andrew Breitbart's death reminds us that the vast majority of alleged journalists are easily cajoled or bullied into spreading government-issued lies, and that there are too few courageous voices actually trying to get the truth out to a fact-deprived nation.
Andrew Breitbart, the man, can never come back - but his influence is still alive and kicking and causing headaches aplenty for the liars, cheats, and manipulators in high office.
Let us all continue to be inspired and motivated by his brave example.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
While Hope n' Change didn't really want to revisit the sequester debate again today, we couldn't let Janet Napolitano's shameless fear mongering slip by without comment because our freaking heads would explode.
Specifically, Janet is trying to help Obama create a sense of impending panic about the eensy-weensy sequester cuts scheduled to begin at week's end. To do so, she has announced that the Department of Homeland Security will be unable to do its job of securing our borders and providing shuttle bus service for illegal aliens who don't want to walk all the way to unemployment offices for their checks.
Just kidding! Although Barack Obama has previously argued that we should leave our borders wide open so that we don't "keep out the next Einstein," Janet Napolitano suddenly feels that allowing illegal immigrants into our country will compromise national security.
It sort of seems like if Janet finally wants to close the borders and enforce immigration law on a budget, maybe she could do something creative like - oh - letting Arizona help enforce the law. But unfortunately, when Arizona tried to do that Janet Napolitano, Barack Obama, and Eric Holder wanted to have the entire state arrested and sent to Guantanamo Bay.
Still, Janet is certainly correct that miniscule budget cutbacks at DHS could result in a fresh flood of illegal immigrants on our streets. Not that she's psychic - rather, it's because she's already giving scores of illegal aliens "get out of jail free" cards and letting them out of prison to save money.
A cynic might almost think that Napolitano is releasing criminals in hopes of seeing acts of violence happen to the American public which this administration can blame on the sequester cuts. And come to think of it, Hope n' Change is exactly cynical enough to make that very accusation.
There is nothing in the upcoming sequester which should raise fears of doom in the American public. Rather, our fears should be directed at the willingness of our elected officials to deliberately inflict hardship and misery on us in order to protect their addiction to insane spending.
Monday, February 25, 2013
A few days from now, the sequester - mandatory government spending cuts - will officially begin, and the president has been out on the stump trying to convince Americans that the results will be cataclysmic (he calls it a "meat cleaver approach" to the budget which will cost jobs, jeopardize military readiness, and hurt America's education and energy sectors) and that the sequester is a creation of the evil Republicans.
Unsurprisingly, Barry is lying like a prayer rug.
In the third presidential debate, Obama angrily said "The sequester is not something that I’ve proposed. It is something that Congress has proposed." Unfortunately for the president, anyone with a memory more functional than that of the heavily tattooed star of "Memento" knows this is bogus. Granted, that means almost the entire mainstream media has been fooled - but Watergate journalist Bob Woodward has published a handy reminder of the real facts.
Simply put, the sequester was proposed by the White House in return for the ability to borrow more money than the debt limit legally allowed. And the sequester would be irrevocably triggered if Democrats didn't subsequently make intelligent spending cuts. Which, of course, they didn't and won't. Ever.
While the administration of the actual sequester spending cuts will be handled badly, with the deliberate intention from the Whitehouse of causing maximum pain and publicity, the actual amount of spending being cut from the nation's budget is roughly equivalent to a mouse's fart in a hurricane.
However, the real significance is that this may also be the first time that the GOP stands up to this pathological liar of a president and forces him to keep his word.
Frankly, we think that should become mandatory, too.
We're looking forward to the sequels, too.