Friday Follies: May 4, 2012

Posted on May 4, 2012 by

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It’s been a spectacularly bad week for Democrats: in Massachusetts, Scott Brown has been demolishing Harvard professor Elizabeth Warren, but he’s had a lot of help – from Warren herself. She’s been taking a lot of heat over her on-again off-again claims of Indian ancestry; a claim that she’s used shamelessly when she perceives it to be advantageous but has otherwise largely ignored. The Harvard law professor used to identify herself as a “minority” in law school directories, based on a far-back (and unconfirmed) Native American ancestry.

Her responses to the media firestorm have been downright silly – first using the cherished Democrat “I don’t recall” line (which is suspect given that Warren listed herself as a minority). She also tried to say that the story was a sexist attack from the Brown campaign, but the argument didn’t make a lot of sense. Her scrambling and scuttling around only makes her look worse.

But there are other distractions:

Elizabeth Warren’s stumbling efforts to douse the firestorm surrounding her claims of being a Native American minority have raised concerns among local and national Democrats who are questioning her campaign’s competence.

Some are going further; questioning her motives and her competence. Apparently, they forget that she’s a Democrat – playing on race, victimhood, and incompetence are their hallmarks.

Also back east, Republican Rep. Darrell Issa is circulating about 81 pages of documentation laying out the basis for charging Barky’s AG, Eric Holder, with contempt. This is just building up the foundation for action, but Issa certainly wouldn’t be pursuing it if he wasn’t comfortable that sufficient votes exist to bring the charges.

According to the draft contempt order, the department “has yet to provide a single document for 12 out of the 22 categories contained in the subpoena schedule.”

The last time an Attorney General was found in contempt was also in a Democrat administration, when Janet Reno got the prize. Senator Chuck Grassley, having been sent a bald-faced lie by DoJ in response to his inquiry (which letter was subsequently retracted by DoJ), is pleased to see Issa’s tenacity on the matter.

Our Campaigner-in-chief has also been busy, this month; in addition to continuing to threaten SCOTUS with “dire consequences” in the event that they fail to uphold his health care law, he’s issued a couple of Executive Orders:

The first E.O., issued 1 May 2012, makes the USA subject to “international regulations” as opposed to looking to and following the US Constitution. Also, with this new E.O., the US FDA will now be able to be bypassed by International committees—thus, replacing the FDA with any international group which may be chosen.

The second E.O. issued in 2 days was signed by Obama on 2 May 2012. This E.O. instructs the USA to bow to international regulations instead of the US Constitution and Businessweek reports: “Obama’s order provides a framework to organize scattered efforts to promote international regulatory cooperation, the chamber’s top global regulatory official said today.

“Today’s executive order marks a paradigm shift for U.S. regulators by directing them to take the international implications of their work into account in a consistent and comprehensive way,” Sean Heather, vice president of the chamber’s Center for Global Regulatory Cooperation, said in an e-mailed statement.” This also brings the USA closer to becoming a “North American Union” and—also—eliminating its sovereignty—in toto.

There’s more about that here. Additionally, Barky’s cabinet and other White House officials appear to have been caught trying to evade federal law which forbids them from engaging in campaign activities, but that shouldn’t be a huge problem, as Barky’s made it abundantly clear that laws don’t apply to him or to his cronies.

As well, there are some whispered concerns that maybe – just maybe – federal agencies under Barky’s administration have spun out of control.  Some are beginning to voice suspicions that the EPA (which now plans to regulate 7-11 Slurpees) might be overstepping their bounds. Others are more vocal in their assessments of the DoJ’s behavior, and not simply because of Operation Fast and Furious – the racist Attorney General’s refusal to pursue a slam-dunk case against the New Black Panthers (whom he referred to as “my people”) has been garnering a bit more attention, as has the more recent incident in which a DEA prisoner was left in a cell for nearly a week without food or water because, it is claimed, they forgot about him.

Taken together, example after example of what passes for competence in Barky’s administration is raising eyebrows, and Barky’s desperatey looking for ways to deflect that most unwelcome attention.

Fortunately, the labor unions, communists, and occupie crowds were on hand to garner a lot of media attention during the celebration of the communist holiday on May 1. These peaceful protesters make for excellent media play as they vandalize buildings, assault police, get tear-gassed and arrested – all in the name of social justice. The racist, homophobic, extremist TEA Party folks should take a lesson from them – if they want extensive media coverage, then they shouldn’t do things like obtain permits, assemble peacefully, and clean up before leaving. But, as it’s clear that the occupie types need help, we’ve raised the alarm, and put out the call.

Everywhere you look, it seems, there’s a Democrat with a long fork, looking to stab you in the fanny. It’s even happening – hold on, this will be hard to believe – right here in Oregon!

Corrupt secretary of state Kate Brown gets a Chris Matthews-like tingle running up her leg every time she can come up with a new way to re-write the rules at the last minute, with an eye toward benefitting her fellow Democrats at the expense of everybody else. Her most recent escapade, involving the last-minute robbery of a Republican running for Congress in District 1, is described in the above embedded link to 5440.

In Portland, locally loathed Democrat Mary Nolan is running to unseat incumbent Portland City Councilor Amanda Fritz, and her campaign is so full of lies and negativity that even the editorial board at The Zero felt obligated to take note; observing that Nolan tries to paint her opponent as a failure for a project that was underway before Fritz even came into office. That’s par for the former state legislator, however, who was so abrasive and dishonest that even her Democrat colleagues couldn’t stand her – so much so that she was removed from positions of power and steadily marginalized at the state-house.

Meanwhile, the recent mailer from Dave Hunt, running for Clackamas County chair, proclaims: “Stop borrowing money and mortgaging our future.” Hunt’s so bad that even avowed liberals throw up in their mouths a bit at the thought of him.

In the legislature, where he’s more or less being shunned these days, Hunt has championed many questionable outlays of public money, most notably borrowing $250 million against future lottery collections to build the misguided Milwaukie MAX line. And there’s no doubt he’ll be pushing “urban renewal,” density infill, and other debt-fueled Blumenauerisms on Clackamas if he wins the county chair.

Get your votes in by May 15, folks. And set your sights on November.

Don’t forget to call, and donate generously to the cause: we need to get the poor abused kids from occupie back into the safety of their parents’ basements, and provide them with Cheetos to nourish them back to health after their horrific treatment at the hands of police. Once they’ve recovered from their ordeal, we hope to establish a fund to move them to safety – in North Korea. Please help!
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