Friday, July 11, 2014
Despite the flood of illegal aliens which Barack Obama called a "humanitarian crisis" which requires an emergency expenditure of $3.7 billion bucks (almost none of which will actually help secure the border), the busy, busy, busy president couldn't take time off from glad-handing rich donors at fundraising events in Texas to actually visit the border and take a look at the situation.
He did, however, reluctantly agree to a hastily-arranged meeting with Texas Governor Rick Perry to talk about the growing emergency. Well, not actually talk, but listen. Okay, he didn't listen either - but at least he was in the room - giggling - long enough to get a picture taken...
But the president didn't spend his entire visit to Texas whoring himself out to the wealthy and laughing uproariously about our fallen borders. He also took some time to fight negative racial stereotypes by drinking beer and playing pool.
From a serious journalistic and editorial standpoint, Hope n' Change would really like to describe Mr. Obama's actions as something other than "acting like a complete douche nozzle."
But we can't.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
When it comes to putting one of the so-called Benghazi terrorist "masterminds" on trial, no one can question the importance of assigning the proceedings to an exceptionally well qualified judge with a long and solid track record on the bench.
Of course, that's only if you want a legitimate verdict rather than a show trial that's as staged as a sixth grade play.
Sadly, the latter is exactly what Hope n' Change is expecting now that the case of Ahmed Abu Khattala has been "randomly" assigned to former Obama ass-monkey and transition team member Christopher "Casey" Cooper, who will only officially be sworn in as a US District Judge later this week in a formal investiture ceremony.
While Hope n' Change is not usually averse to the idea of on-the-job training, we really prefer to see it in less critical situations than the highest profile terror trial of the century. Instead, start with something easy like brain surgery or piloting commercial jetliners.
Reassuringly, Cooper is described as "quite capable" (wow!) by a totally unbiased partner at his former law firm - who also happens to be his freaking father-in-law. And we assume that he is also considered "quite capable" by his wife, who - surprise! - worked at the Justice Department under Eric Holder.
And by an absolutely astounding coincidence, Cooper's college roommate just happened to be the brother of national security adviser Susan Rice - the woman whose most famous career achievement was lying her ass off about Benghazi.
Looking at all of the incestuous political connections, it would be easy to come to the conclusion that this coordinated attack on the American jurisprudence system was carefully planned in advance by political radicals. But the Obama administration contends that this demonstration of "random" case assignment was entirely spontaneous.
At least, that's what Susan Rice is saying. Again.
Monday, July 7, 2014
Readers- We're letting the cartoon carry the weight today. This neatly sums up our "scandal fatigue" as well as anything we could think of. Thanks to David in SoCal for sending an email listing these scandals (and more, of course) and to Monty Python for simply existing.