When I first saw the headline, "The GOP’s bizarre attack on Susan Rice," I assumed the link would take me to one of the many left-wing columnists employed by the Post. Nope. This is a full-blown Washington Post editorial (and a despicable piece of McCarthyist race-baiting) -- the kind you would never expect from the same outlet that so doggedly pursued the Nixon administration´s Watergate cover up: Drawn up by Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), the letter [from 97 House Republicans challenging any potential nomination of Susan Rice to Secretary of State] alleges that “Ambassador Rice is widely viewed
Comments: This obfuscation of the facts that we see Rice other than dangerous twit is tedious. Let her get nominated and then find out what she knew about Benghazi, and when. Then stop her rise to more power.
The bizarre thing is the shameless attempt to deflect legitimate criticism of a public official who provided misleading information to the public. Nothing is beneath Leftist partisans: character assassination, spurious charges of racism, sexism, anything that might serve to obscure the real issue, which is why Susan Rice repeatedly misinformed the American people about Benghazi. And not only Susan Rice. President Obama and Hillary Clinton immediately began proclaiming that the attacks were unorganized spontaneous responses to an anti-Islam apology for which they apologized repeatedly. They did not advance these claims as hypothetical or tentative. They asserted them confidently and dogmatically within hours of the attacks, quite possibly while the Benghazi attack was still under way.
This administration and its media apologists are good examples of bad examples. They never fail to amaze. Sometimes one wonders how they are able to keep a straight face with their lies and incredible excuses and evasions.
These are the people the American voters in their wisdom have seen fit to return to power for another four years. It is said that one cannot fix stupid, but that is only occasionally so. After a few more years of Obama some of the less stupid in the electorate and the media will be begging for a change of administration. Too bad they have to learn what is obvious to the rest of us the hard way. Too bad we have to suffer the consequences of their folly along with them. But I have hopes that enough of them will finally learn to ensure a better choice in 2016 - assuming something that is being kept hidden about Obama does not come to light before then and shorten his presidency.
If the GOP would fight for their beliefs as hard as the Dems do they might garner a little more respect from the general public. Even when the Dems are caught lying they fight to the death defending themselves, unlike the GOP, who fold at the slightest hint of embarrassment.
When a black liar cannot be defended with facts then claim racism. It seems to happen all the time with this administration. Is there anyone in this administration from the president down that doesn´t lie???
Well there is the vice president ... no one says it´s racism when he is criticized for being stupid.
I don´t know whether the country can afford both a president and a secretary of state who are both too delicate to be questioned. Meanwhile they sling drones this way and that, try to distract us from asking questions about the disgraceful death of our ambassador consequent on their mistakes by blaming us and calling us names (an abuser´s tactic btw, which no one has mentioned). They can´t take it apparently but they can sure dish it out.
Because of overuse and misuse, the terms, racism and racist are now like wet cardboard boxes. Smarter leftist hipsters have come up with the new label, "haters" to replace the R words. But that doesn´t stop dullards in the news business from continuing to use the old toothless slanders out of pure habit.
Maybe it´s time to coin some terms of our own like, conservative competency, conservative honesty, conservative patriotism. Then start labeling lies, incompetence, lack of values, and anti Americanism as generic liberalism.
By the way, "Black Friday" is racist. There is an implication that getting stuff cheap is black. But these are liberals we are describing here. For a liberal, the best defense is to throw mud. So the mud-slinging continues. What we really need here is for the Zero administration to take a hint from Morsi and declare the entire administration off-limits from any criticism whatever.
If justice were administered by popular vote, Army Maj. Nidal Hasan would have disappeared into a maximum-security hole a long time ago. He might already be dead. He might have been executed by now for his undisputed role in the murders of 13 people and the injuries of 32 more in the Fort Hood shooting rampage four years ago. If regular Joes like me and you got to decide what seems reasonable and fair, Hasan would have been forced a long time ago to shave off his holy-man beard, quit drawing a paycheck from the U.S. government and put a sock in that “soldier for Allah” business.
They´re back! The isolationist poltergeists that forever haunt the Republican Party. Or so we´re told. In July, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) had a set-to over American foreign policy. Christie clumsily denounced "this strain of libertarianism that´s going through parties right now and making big headlines I think is a very dangerous thought." It was clumsy in its garbled syntax but also in its ill-considered shot at "libertarianism." What he meant to say, I think, was "isolationist," and that is the term a host of commentators on the left and right are using to describe Paul and his
US senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham have joined top diplomats in Cairo to help find a peaceful solution to Egypt´s political stalemate. The Pentagon said Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel had called army chief Gen Abdul Fattah al-Sisi to discuss mediation progress by US and EU envoys. (Snip) Both senators have made several trips to Egypt since the country´s revolution in 2011. Before heading to Cairo, Senator Graham warned that the Egyptian military must back out of politics quickly or risk a cut of the $1.3bn (£860m) in aid that it receives from the US each year.
East Hampton - The Hamptons will play host to not one but two potential 2016 presidential aspirants this month, with Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. arriving this week for a vacation in Southampton. Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has rented a house for August here in East Hampton, the next township over. Mr. Biden’s schedule says only that he is to go to Long Island this week. But word that he was coming to the Hamptons — which began trickling out in Democratic circles on the East End late last week — was confirmed this afternoon by aides. His office had no
Miami - Florida Governor Rick Scott is planning a new effort to purge non-U.S. citizens from the state´s voter rolls, a move that last year prompted a series of legal challenges and claims from critics his administration was trying to intimidate minority voters. The search also sparked several lawsuits, including one by the U.S. Justice Department, which claimed the effort violated federal law since it was conducted less than 90 days before the election. "We were recently informed that the State plans to continue their efforts to remove non-citizens from Florida´s voter rolls,"
Government authorities are homing in on a lucrative loophole that allows online lenders to offer short-term loans at interest rates that often exceed 500 percent annually, the latest front in a crackdown on the payday lending industry. (Snip) Mr. Lawsky’s investigation is playing out as state and federal officials escalate a broader effort to rein in payday lenders and their practice of offering quick money, backed by borrowers’ paychecks, to people desperate for cash. It is an evolving battle. As New York and 14 other states have imposed caps on interest rates in recent years — New York outlaws
President Obama on Tuesday will for the first time insist that any future housing system in the United States makes 30-year mortgages widely available to borrowers, senior administration officials said, preserving a linchpin of the American economy but also continuing to expose taxpayers to risk from another housing meltdown. (Snip) That will require, officials said, some form of government guarantee that means lenders will be reimbursed by taxpayers in the event of a housing catastrophe like the one that occurred several years ago. Traveling to Phoenix on Tuesday, Obama is planning to call for a new
Starke - After a life of bloodshed on the streets of Miami-Dade, then 35 years lingering on Death Row, Miami murderer John Errol Ferguson’s eyes darted to the execution supervisor looming over him. “I just want everyone to know that I am the Prince of God and I will rise again,” Ferguson mumbled. (Snip) His execution caps a legacy of violence dating back to 1977, as well as a high-profile legal fight over whether Ferguson’s longtime schizophrenia and stated belief that he is the “Prince of God” made his execution a cruel and unusual punishment. Michael Worley, whose 17-year-old sister
In the photo above we see Katharine Graham and Ben Bradlee walking out of the U.S. District Courthouse in Washington after their historic win in the legal battle over publishing the Pentagon Papers. This photo, taken 42 years ago, captures a high point of an era that came to an end today. I have known and liked Donald Graham and his family over the years; many of my friends in journalism have at one time or another worked at the Washington Post. My first reaction to news that the family had sold the paper is simple shock. But it is shock based not on my positive-but-not-deep personal connection
Washington - Two officials say a secret message that was intercepted between al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri and his deputy in Yemen led to the shutdown of U.S. embassies. A U.S. intelligence official and a Mideast diplomat said al-Zawahri´s message was picked up several weeks ago and appeared to initially target Yemeni interests. The intelligence official said the message was sent to Nasir al Wuhayshi, the head of the terror network´s organization, based in Yemen, that is known as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. Both officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss
A Phoenix business owner who is vying for the Democratic nomination to run for governor of Arizona doctored a photo to make his skin look darker. The intention, several published reports maintain, was to “look Hispanic.” The businessman, Fred DuVal, reportedly intended the photo as something of a joke in response to being referred to by the state GOP as “The World’s Most Uninteresting Man,” a play on words in the Dos Equis beer ad, whose pitchman is described as “The Most Interesting Man In the World.” DuVal said he simply wanted to show Republicans
Washington - Postmenopausal women who take certain blood pressure medications for 10 years or more face twice the risk of developing breast cancer, US researchers said Monday. Women who took calcium channel blockers saw a 2.4 to 2.6-fold higher risk of breast cancer than women who did not take hypertension medication, said the research in the Journal of the American Medical Association. The study was observational and did not get into the reasons behind the increase, but experts said the findings may have major public health implications. "While some studies have suggested a positive
In 2008 and then again in 2012, after retired four-star General Colin Powell endorsed and then voted for Barack Obama, the former Secretary of State´s sanity was already in question. At least now, after having his email account hacked by high-level security-breacher Guccifer, Colin Powell´s besmirching of the Republican Party´s "shift to the right" and "identity crisis" finally makes sense. It seems that for years the mannerly and always professional Colin Powell has been cyber-comporting with a 46-year-old Romanian European Parliament member, Social Democrat, and past spokesperson for Romanian president Ion Iliescu named Corina Cretu
Conservatives have for years attempted to put our finger upon precisely why Barack Obama strikes us as queer in precisely the way he does. There is an alienness about him, which in the fever swamps is expressed in all that ridiculous Kenyan-Muslim hokum, but his citizen-of-the-world shtick is strictly sophomore year — the great globalist does not even speak a foreign language. Obama has been called many things — radical, socialist — labels that may have him dead to rights at the phylum level but not down at his genus or species. His social circle includes
For nearly a year, we have had no answer to why the administration lied about Benghazi — why it told the world, not to mention the parents of our murdered SEALs at the funeral of their sons, that the cause of that fatal conflagration was an anti-Islamic video no one saw, when the various arms of our executive branch (White House, State and intelligence) already knew, or strongly suspected, it was a terror attack orchestrated by al-Qaeda affiliates. You only have to read the now infamous talking points to know that. That this lie was deeply immoral is obvious.
He thought he was a woman trapped in a man’s body — but it turns out he’s “just another boring straight guy.” ABC News editor Don Ennis strolled into the newsroom in May wearing a little black dress and an auburn wig and announced he was transgender and splitting from his wife. He wanted to be called Dawn. But now he says he suffered from a two-day bout of amnesia that has made him realize he wants to live his life again as Don. “I accused my wife of playing some kind of cruel joke, dressing
The truth about Benghazi, the Associated Press/James Rosen monitoring, the IRS corruption, the NSA octopus, and Fast and Furious is still not exactly known. Almost a year after the attacks on our Benghazi facilities, we are only now learning details of CIA gun-running, military stand-down orders, aliases of those involved who are still hard to locate, massaged talking points, and the weird jailing of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. We still do not quite know why Eric Holder’s Justice Department went after the Associated Press or Fox News’s James Rosen — given that members of the administration were themselves illegally leaking
WASHINGTON — Former Massachusetts lawmaker Barney Frank revealed that he doesn’t believe in God. During Friday’s appearance on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher,” Frank, who championed the decriminalization of pot while serving in the House of Representatives, admitted to smoking marijuana and being an atheist. “You were in a fairly safe district. You were not one of those congress people who would have to worry about every little thing,” Maher said to Frank. “You could come on this show and sit next to a pot-smoking atheist and it wouldn’t bother you.”
Washington--As hundreds of commuters emerged from Amtrak and commuter trains at Union Station on a recent morning, an armed squad of men and women dressed in bulletproof vests made their way through the crowds. The squad was not with the Washington police department or Amtrak’s police force, but was one of the Transportation Security Administration’s Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response squads — VIPR teams for short — assigned to perform random security sweeps to prevent terrorist attacks at transportation hubs across the United States.(Snip)With little fanfare, the agency best known for airport screenings has vastly expanded its reach
A poll released Friday by Public Policy Polling found that Alaska voters would pick former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton over the state´s former Republican governor, Sarah Palin, if the two women were to face off in the 2016 presidential election. Clinton led with 49 percent in the hypothetical match-up, with Palin at 40 percent, a nine-point gap. As of July 3, Republicans comprised 27 percent of the state´s registered voters and Democrats made up just 14 percent. The last time Alaskans opted for the Democrats´ presidential candidate was in 1964. Clinton trails five other hypothetical GOP candidates –
In an interview for The Guardian Weekend magazine, actor Matt Damon recently weighed in with his thoughts on how President Barack Obama has handled the scandals that have engulfed his administration since the spring. Damon, a vocal supporter of the president since his 2008 campaign for national office, said that Obama is overcompensating for his lack of military background with his tough response to controversies like how the government is responding to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden. The actor said that Obama is allowing himself to “get bullied” and is acting as though is “manhood”
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus threatened to pull the group’s partnership with NBC and CNN for 2016 GOP presidential primary debates if the networks moved ahead with plans to air films on Hillary Clinton. “If they have not agreed to pull this programming prior to the start of the RNC’s Summer Meeting on August 14, I will seek a binding vote stating that the RNC will neither partner with these networks in 2016 primary debates nor sanction primary debates they sponsor,” Preibus said in a statement. In individual letters to CNN President Jeff Zucker and NBC Chairman Robert Greenblatt,
The Pentagon has placed its elite cadre of special operations teams on full alert to launch preemptive attacks against suspected al Qaeda targets across the globe, according to reports. The American special forces teams have spent the past week waiting for U.S. military and intelligence officials to confirm the whereabouts of the terror cell plotting to attack U.S. diplomatic outposts in the Mideast and North Africa. Unnamed sources told CNN on Monday that the teams were poised to carry out the preemptive strikes, but declined to comment on where the U.S. forces were located or which potential
Oprah Winfrey on Monday said the killings of Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till are the "same thing." This transpired during an interview with The Grio that aired on NBC´s Today show. OPRAH WINFREY: It´s so easy during this time: Trayvon Martin, Trayvon Martin parallel to Emmett Till, let me just tell you. In my mind, same thing. But you can, you can get stuck in that and not allow yourself to move forward and to see how far we´ve come. Really? Martin and Till are the same thing?