Hillary Clinton´s angry flip-out at Senator Ron Johnson during her Benghazi testimony was a charmed moment. All at once, before the whole world, one of the highest ranking progressive authoritarians on the planet spilled the beans -- all of them -- about the left´s modus operandi. The revelation might be overlooked, however, if we focus too closely on Clinton´s easily quotable "What difference does it make?" The line as quoted merely shows Clinton to be a trapped liar trying to fake her way through an awkward moment with pomposity and bravado.
The Senate has yet to pass a budget? More children are killed by abortion (55 million and counting) than people in wars? The MSM lies about what Washington is really doing to Main Street? The accumulated deficit is over 16Trillion? Our unfunded mandates are over 120 Trillion dollars? Washington is bought each election cycle by Party and Lobby money? The US Constitution is being violated each and every day? We are now a Nation operating with “Taxation without Representation”? Progressives define a reduction in the growth of spending as a “cut”?
It makes ALL THE DIFFERENCE! In 1775, England was kicked out of the Colonies. There’s a storm brewing, America.
Freedom is at stake and the Freedom Fighters are leaving the Parties in droves. The pendulum will start to swing back from the Progressive left and get back to our Founding Father’s values!
Insightful article. Yes, this is how they do it and have been doing it for 100 years pushing, always pushing, always lying about their intentions fooling generation after generation until our backs are against the wall.
Reminds me of back when, when mention of such a bizarre concept as "gay marriage" (though still not even conceived, especially not by gays) would´ve been relegated to the loony bin by even the most open-minded of Democrats. Now, step by step by step, the Left has cleverly maneuvered it into a supposedly self-evident "right".
With their own twisted logic, Clinton is correct, in a way. "At this point" it really doesn´t matter that al-Qaeda was behind the Benghazi attack - Obama won reelection: that was what mattered, and nothing else.
At no point can honesty ever enter the modus operandi of the Left. They know it better than we seem to.
Had Condi Rice lost it and gone out of control with a childish tantrum the way Hillary did, there would have been a huge outcry in the media. Instead, the media is praising Hillary for her passion. "What difference does it make" directly contradicts Hillary´s earlier resolution to find who was behind the attack and bring him/them to justice.
What bothers me most is that the Obama Administration, its agencies and Hillary are permitted to stall by OUR SIDE. Once again, the GOP allows Democrats to set the guidelines, never questioning them, never putting the force of law behind their requests for information.
The Left is allowed to get away with stalling tactics, destroying evidence or not providing it, running out the clock, and generally being lawless. They wouldn´t do it if we did something about it.
It is long past time for the GOP to rise up and stick to the legal requirements they set for the provision of information from Democrats. If the GOP doesn´t begin showing some spine, they should not be surprised when a Third Party springs up to handle what they seem disinclined to dirty their hands with.
We know the Left are elitists. Now we know that too much of the GOP are, too. That must stop. Yesterday. The GOP, reluctant to do the hard things and fight dirty, will continue to lose elections until they get some cojones.
Man, what a fine article. One of the best. Lead America with bad progressive policies ´forward´ into the future. To waters so deep, no one can be saved and then shout ´what difference....at this point...does it make? We can´t change course, we must now suffer and die. The Titanic is going down,,,,what difference...at this point...does it make if the Captain made a mistake. "At this point" says it all.
Mr. Jonesu does a fine job of detailing the tactics of the Left. Of course, the antidote to this tactic is bull dog Congress that has the spine to say, “No dammit, we are not leaving this room until we have answers. Get the president over here if you have to.” Unfortunately, the clubby, chummy relationships in Washington don’t lend themselves to that. We badly need to install some pay-for-performance modalities in Congress.
To anyone normal, that moment "what difference, at this point, does it make" would be appalling. But that moment is actually being used by her acolytes as a fist in the air moment of triumph. It´s sick. They don´t care about its selfishness, its illogic, its hubris, its callousness. All they care about is, "a strong woman, roaring, speaking truth to power, sister!" For them, it doesn´t make a difference. She´s right.
And of course progressives like the Clintons and Obama will say it´s all to help us, for the children or some other lame statement, but as poster M2 pointed out. Where is the "loyal opposition" in all this ?? I expect Clinton, et al to pursue their goals but I also expect(ed) our side to challenge/counter them.
Instead, we get so called future leaders of the GOP like Sen Rubio backing off, and even worse, praising Hillary. Did all these members (of all parties) of Congress sign some kind of pact with the Devil to sell out We the People and the Constitution for power and wealth?
Did anyone else notice Hillary glancing back and forth at her notes while she was wailing "What difference does it make?" These (can I resurrect an old term?) Pinkos are as dangerous as ever when their lies are not confronted.
If only we could resurrect the McCarran Internal Security Act to ferret out the Communist sympathizers. Put some Conservatives in charge and we just may. Dreaming... Mr. Obama, are you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party?
Not only will Hillary win, but it´s going to be a landslide. GOPs decision to go the amnesty route means that Rubio is the establishment´s candidate. I suppose the wizards of The Stupid Party expect long lines of Latinos to vote for the slick Cuban rather than the free goodies offered by Miss Clinton. I think Paul Ryan has already endorsed Miss Clinton. The GOP is disintegrating as we speak.
On KFI640 one caller said that that type of drone is armed. so lets say the Caller was wrong or only half-correct. Then lefts find out what kind it is on drone, and as for ´what difference did it make´,lets find out if it was armed ,if the rockets were fired and under whose orders. Like the Wategate question: "what did the Regime know and when did they know it." At the least then lets subpoena the guys/gals that operate the Drones and elicit their testimony.
FTA -- "FDR rammed New Deal legislation through an intimidated Supreme Court"
Really? Legislation goes through Congress. It only goes to the Supremes as a result of lawsuits after various appellate courts have an earlier crack at it.
The Supreme Court and its "nine old men" as FDR complained, voided some of the New Deal. (Works Progress Admin or somesuch, for example.)
After his 1936 landslide re-election, FDR blew all his second-term political capital on a doomed scheme to expand the Supreme Court to 15 members and, after that, "pack the Court" with his own appointees in the newer slots.
This failed, and FDR´s mojo was revived only by facing off against Fascists by running for a third term. His domestic policies were a failure -- unemployment was 16 percent when the Japanese attacked the U.S. Navy fleet at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo saved FDR´s career and reputation as a prez, as he opposed them effectively.
The Supremes -- SCOTUS -- flummoxed FDR quite successfully, in fact. In his second term they had him whipped.
Can you even imagine how horrible those words sound to the families and friends of those brave men who were murdered in Benghazi under Hillary´s watch? Or how it sounds to American diplomats who are currently posted in dangerous places? Or how it sounds to us, citizens of a republic whose government is charged with protecting its diplomats?
Hillary as one of the great secretaries of state?!? Barry is kidding, right? Right???
Compared to George Shultz, James Baker, Condi Rice, Dean Acheson, John Foster Dulles, and George Marshall, Hillary is a profoundly unserious, rank amateur and a transparent phony.
ok....I´ll say it again...those pubs and indies (male/female) who would not/could not vote for Romney last November for whatever reason have this on their neck. First lesson for them is to understand that elections..do..have..consequences. Sadly, Hill´s game represents an example of how things will be in the Obamanation until at least 2106.
The only way to fight back and win is to push back constantly and never give up. Liberalism grows worse when people surrender in the face of its "charm". I see this happening right now on the issue of immigration.
It isn´t just a person-to-person battle but a conceptual one. Concepts are everything. Liberals use slogans like "everybody else is doing it so why can´t we?" or "we know what´s best for you" to charm their way into our hearts. Then, they´ve won us over to their concept of permissiveness - a world without boundaries, without morals, and ultimately without truth.
Perfect headline. Yes it is a game. And making Progressive gains is all about Gamesmanship. No principles whatsoever. The idea for them is always, ´´What sort of strategy or tactic will work this time?´´ ´´Should we bamboozle, or should we take great umbrage and guilt the country toward our goals, or should we demonize our opponents, or should we just shove our policy down their throats ´ cause we can´´, or [insert another angle here], etc., etc., etc...
Obama and Hillary´s game was obviously to fog the Benghazi issue, delay the fact finding, until a point that they could say, ´´What difference does it make, NOW?´´... Just another game out of their gamemanship playbook.
And once again the dumb Republicans are surprised like Charlie Brown and the football... Lucy knows the game, and so does Hillary.
The best mob story ever told does not involve Al Capone or Bugsy Segal or John Gotti. It involves a mobster few American have ever heard of, Greg Scarpa by name, and his not quite as lethal son, Greg Scarpa Jr., "Junior" going forward. One reason few people ever heard of Scarpa is that until his arrest in September 1992, he worked as a "Top Echelon Confidential Informant" under the protection of the FBI for the most of the thirty years prior. During that time, Scarpa murdered at least fifty people.
Bill Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard and regular commentator at Fox news, has said the closing of U.S. embassies in 21 countries is a sign of weakness on the part of the U.S. and suggests capitulation to al-Qaeda. He may be partly right, but chances are that the closing of the embassies auger something far more ominous. The shutdowns may be a sign of an increased conflagration in the Middle East and Northern Africa. We may be looking at the onset of World War III.
The fight is on. A growing — and furious — fight between the conservative base of the Republican Party and its Establishment elites in Washington is rapidly taking shape. Senator Ted Cruz took to Sean Hannity’s television show Tuesday night and took on Karl Rove, who had immediately preceded him on the show. In response to Rove’s strategy (Rove compared the defunding strategy to the famous — and losing — Pickett’s Charge of the Battle of Gettysburg). Cruz immediately countered by saying that while he wasn’t a military strategist he was pretty sure 100% of battles
In a perverse bit of post-trial agitprop, ABC News somehow recruited the one woman of color on George Zimmerman´s "all white" jury and twisted her words to reflect the presumed editorial position of ABC News. In this clip from an exclusive Robin Roberts interview which has played just about everywhere including CBS News, Roberts says to the juror, "Some people have said, point blank, ´George Zimmerman got away with murder.´ How do you respond to those people who say that?" In the edited video ABC floated about, "Maddy" answers unhesitatingly, "George Zimmerman got away with murder.
It should come as no surprise that some of the very worst rants about George Zimmerman’s acquittal are coming from an Ivy League professor. The competition is stiff, but will be hard-pressed to keep up with Anthea Butler, an associate professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania. The Zimmerman verdict has caused Butler to conclude that God is “a white racist god with a problem” who “is carrying a gun and stalking young black men.” There are conclusions Butler could have reached short of equating her caricature of Zimmerman with God.
Toward the end of his closing statement on Thursday, Florida Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda posted a slide on a screen in a fifth-floor Seminole County courtroom. "Which Owner would be more inclined to yell for help?" read the banner on the top of the slide. The slide was divided in two. On the left was a photo of George Zimmerman´s Kel-Tec PF-9 9mm handgun, and on the right was a can of Arizona Watermelon Fruit Juice Cocktail. Beneath the photo of the gun was the question, "Who followed?"
Perhaps I´m just a creepy-a** cracka´ who doesn´t get it. But it always seems that when it comes to standards, the left gives you two for the price of one. And the idea that white people "can´t" understand black folks -- a similar point to which was made in a recent article about the George Zimmerman trial -- is a good example. But before getting to that particular piece, I have a question: is the issue here that one race simply cannot understand another? Or is this really just restricted to white people?
1.The Sound of Wet Grass: Black Racists´ War on Black Women The Trayvon Martin-George Zimmerman case has come to trial this week and the best thing that´s been said about it is from Thomas Maguire: "I´m proud to say I live in a country where the show trials look more like an SNL [Saturday Night Live] skit." You probably won´t know that if your source of information about the trial is the mainstream media and if your lifestyle doesn´t permit you to sit in front of the TV for hours watching the trial.
It´s a miracle! A fascinating and compelling movie whose plot is driven by the protagonist´s fidelity to the Constitution. (In fact there were more mentions of the Constitution than any other movie I have ever seen.) You have never seen a movie like Copperhead, and you ought to take the opportunity to see it on a big screen if you live in one of the forty-some cities where it is opening today. But even if you don´t, it is available today via all on-demand platforms, which is a great strategy to reach the widely dispersed audience
This is what happens when the President of the United States is dragged into making foreign and defense policy decisions, instead of determining American interests and then making policy to suit. And it is what happens when the president fails to make a clear case for those policies not only to the American public, but also to his own cabinet. It had been understood that senior members of the Obama administration wanted to provide arms to Syrian rebel forces in opposition to the Assad regime.
Michelle Obama has been capitalizing on her status as a descendant of slaves. Her latest junket to Ireland shows she is definitely enjoying the 21st-century benefits of the transatlantic slave trade her radical friends in Chicago refer to as "genocide" by white Americans. According to the First Couple´s pals, Reverend Jeremiah Wright, Louis Farrakhan, Rahm Emanuel, and Dr. Conrad W. Worrill of Northeastern University, white Americans should monetarily compensate black Americans for past slavery.
The latest polls show that President Obama´s approval ratings are in free fall like a hot air balloon with the fire extinguished; his approval rating has declined eight percentage points over the past month. CNN reporter Chris Cuomo described the decline as "dropping like a stone." Lara Brown of U.S. News and World Report, declared, "The Obama presidency becomes more Grant than Lincoln every day." Even his standing as a "leader" has shown a six-percentage-point drop among those who think he is a decisive and strong leader. Worse, CNN reports that half of the public no longer trust the president
White House insiders say President Barack Obama is in “a funk” about what he sees as increasing stagnation and failures surrounding his second term and some worry that the President is becoming more distant and distracted. “He’s not the same Obama that came to the Oval Office after the 2008 elections,” a senior White House aided confided to friends in an email recently. “I’m worried.” Chicago Mayor and former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel tells friends that the Presidency has changed his longtime friend Obama and many of those changes are “not good.”
In warning about possible al Qaeda attacks against Americans overseas, U.S. officials may have provided too much detail about intercepted chatter and the source of the information, and that may make it more difficult to get such tips next time, former and current intelligence officials say.On Friday, the U.S. State Department issued a worldwide travel alert for Americans, citing an unspecified al Qaeda threat. The bulletin said that the highest threat levels are the Middle East and North Africa, “and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arab Peninsula.”
Washington - President Barack Obama´s top national security advisers met at the White House on Saturday to discuss the potential threat of terrorist attacks that caused Washington and its allies to issue travel warnings and close embassies throughout the Middle East. The United States issued a worldwide travel alert on Friday (Snip) Obama is spending the weekend at the Camp David presidential retreat after playing golf earlier on Saturday. His birthday is Sunday. The White House said Obama had received regular briefings about the potential threat and U.S. preparedness measures all week.
[Video] Rapper Jay Z appearing on HBO´s "Real Time" with Bill Maher says that the black community wants upward economic mobility rather than a stronger police presence. In a conversation with former Congressman Barney Frank about police tactics such as stop-and-frisk, Jay Z suggests the stagnant economy and wealth inequality could cause widespread social unrest: "The real problem is there´s no middle class, right? So the gap between the have and have-nots is getting wider and wider... It´s gonna be a problem that no amount of police can solve, because once you have that sort of oppression
Common sense tells me that cops don´t need a Taser or a shotgun to subdue a 95-year-old man. When John Wrana was a young man, fit and strong and fighting in World War II with the U.S. Army Air Corps, did he ever think he´d end this way? Just a few weeks shy of his 96th birthday, in need of a walker to move about, cops coming through the door of his retirement home with a Taser and a shotgun.
Not only should President Obama cancel a bilateral summit with "schoolyard bully" Russian President Vladimir Putin, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Sunday on "Face the Nation," but considering the country granted asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, U.S. allies should try to move next month´s G-20 gathering from St. Petersburg. "President Putin´s behaving like a schoolyard bully, and in my experience, I´ve learned, unless you stand up to that bully, they ask for more and more and more," Schumer said. "He´s always going out of his way, President Putin is, to seem to poke us in
You don´t have to be gay or even Russian to feel the wrath of the Russian government´s homophobia. You could go to jail if you are "pro-gay," whatever that means. And that´s under just one of a growing number of hate-infused bills becoming law at a time when, as it happens, Russia is preparing to host the world in the next Winter Olympics. The perverse anti-gay legislation is inflaming an atmosphere of persistent intimidation and at times deadly violence against Russian gays and lesbians. The question now is: What should the rest of the world do?
Several skills that every kid once learned in school are going the way of the dodo in a hurry. Diagramming sentences is practically an extinct art, for example. Cursive handwriting and memorized multiplication tables look to be swiftly headed that way. Apparently, the next thing that kids will no longer need to learn is spelling and grammar. Sugata Mitra, a professor of educational technology at Newcastle University in northeast England, announced that traditional language rules are out of fashion, reports the Daily Mail. Kids don’t need to waste time on those things, see. State-of-the-art computers and mobile phones can make
I have a suggestion. How about an exhibit on Tawana Brawley? If the purpose of the new National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian is to remember racial controversies, as the proposed Trayvon exhibit seems to confirm, then how about an honest look at the phenomenon of hate crime hoaxes? Particular attention should be paid to the role of the media in both the Trayvon and Tawana materials. Unquestionably, the media stirred up racial animus, and these incidents both contributed to raising racial tensions.
Police shot and killed an armed teen in the South Bronx early today after the suspect opened fire and refused to drop his gun, police said. Two rookie cops heard shots fired near East 151st Street and Courtlandt Avenue around 3 a.m. and ran in the direction of fire, police said. The uniformed officers saw Shaaliver Douse, 14, of the South Bronx, chasing another person through the streets, according to cops. Douse, who was arrested in May on attempted murder charges for shooting a 15-year-old, fired at the man running on East 151st Street this morning, police said.
An odd dark vertical line that was observed in the sky over Florida earlier this week has left meteorologists puzzled. The shadowy apparition was spotted and photographed by Mike Weight at Honeymoon Island State Park near Dunedin, Florida, Wednesday. Weight was walking on the beach at around 12.30pm. The day was bright and sunny, but there were thunderheads forming to the east. ‘I was looking North when I observed what looked like a ray of dark light coming down from a small cloud to the surface of the Gulf about a half-mile away,’ the 73-year-old man wrote in an email
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