Half-assed but half-right: S.E. Cupp and Joe Scarborough

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February 19, 2013

Yes, there is a conservative media echo chamber. And yes, conservatives would be wise to think about what it will require to broaden their approach to reach more people in some cases, or to some degree.

Where Scarborough and Cupp go wrong is in bashing what exists. Augmenting, or expanding on it doesn’t mean there is no role for a conservative media that primarily targets conservatives.  Your average American most likely wouldn’t like the same approach activist conservatives might enjoy. But both forms of media have their place.

Cupp and Scarborough’s thoughts are half-baked and come off as self-promoting and self-serving given their NBC connection, more than anything.

Political commentators Joe Scarborough and and S.E. Cupp are two of the most prominent conservatives in media willing to criticize other conservatives in a big way.

Both work for MSNBC (which they both acknowledge is a left-leaning news channel). Both wrote columns today targeting their colleagues in the conservative media business.

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Comments:
  1. I don’t mind a little debate amongst conservative pundits, but S.E. Cupp, in particular, makes the debate seem motivated by personal ambition more than anything else. It’s not the end of the world, but it’s annoying. Like watching someone try too hard in other social situations…

    • EBL says:

      I agree, although I think Joe Scarborough is actually worse than SE Cupp, but they are both bad. They do it to appease the powers that be at MSNBC.

    • Mike Wilcox says:

      This, apparently, is what they are teaching in “journalism” schools, at the expense of Truth and Substance.

      We can thank The Regime, for lifting up, Personality Cultism and Idolatry, for our political discourse.

  2. Ragspierre says:

    “No one is right all the time, and no one is above reproach.”

    Ewww…

    Tautology is always SOOOO impressive.

    Holy crap.

  3. Dr. Tesla says:

    The funny thing about it is Cupp is on the Glenn Beck payroll, and the “crazy” label sticks to him better than any other conservative pundit out there. I never thought the left would embrace somebody on the Glenn Beck payroll, but they do hate Rush.

  4. Dr. Tesla says:

    Her entire premise is a strawman, what conservative pundit didn’t criticize Rush for his Fluke comments. If there was a herd mentality, it was in everybody rushing to dump on Rush despite the fact he’s not associated with the GOP.

  5. Ragspierre says:

    Many of you contacted me to say that you were impressed by my use of ”tautology’. Remember I am a JD/MBA and I hang out at a library all day.

    Off for my morning Big Gulp.

  6. JohnInMA says:

    Funny, I hadn’t noticed this shift to pure complicity on the right. Last I was aware, bloggers, party apparatchiks, commentators, and most bigger-than-life talking heads (i.e. Rush) were all openly and willingly critical of others in the GOP. After all, a lot of what voters learned about the presidential primary candidates came from criticisms and critiques by those same people. Is there not even now a steady bickering in the chattering class about Tea Party versus “Elite’ or “Establishment” types? Is there not still a fight for small government withing the GOP rank and file???

    This smacks almost entirely of a self-promotion for those two writers. I guess you cannot be considered a valid critic of the GOP unless you are associated with a far-left outfit, even if just partially (Cupp). Bizarre.

    By the way, can anyone translate what Scarborough actually means? The quote in The Blaze article was vapid at best. “Dare to think different”??? What is he getting at? Think progressively? It’s entirely unclear.

    • Sanity says:

      “‘Dare to think different’??? What is he getting at?”

      He means that you need to scream more about legitimate rape and teleprompters.

      • Ragspierre says:

        Innit interesting that UnSanity hears screaming about memes the Collectivist moonbattery itself created?

        To note that Pres. Sleeper (hero of Benghazi) is comically bound to a teleprompter is both true and trivial, compared to his serious depredations. It is certainly NOT a major conservative critique (there are SO many from which to choose).

        And trivializing rape by grossly expanding the ambit of what is called “rape” by radical feminists is something that all of us should oppose. But, of course, the Collective will not, since it is useful to its bogus “war on wimmin” lie.

        We all know what “legitimate rape” is. It is what Bill Clinton did to Juanita Broderick.

        • Sanity says:

          You’re right. TEH COLLECTIVE!!!!!!!! forces Todd Akin, Richard Mourdoch, Paul Ryan, and the entire Teabilly Party to take the rancid positions they take.

          TEH COLLECTIVE!!!!! forces you morons to think that teleprompter “jokes” are winning material.

          “Conservative critiques” of president Obama are precisely that he is a man of color who routinely makes you cult look like a rabid nest of knuckle-draggers. He exposes your bullshit, simply by letting you talk.

          “And trivializing rape by grossly expanding the ambit of what is called “rape” by radical feminists is something that all of us should oppose.”

          Yes, you totally need to keep this topic in the forefront. It’s a guaranteed winner. Just like your opposition to the violence against women act is guaranteed.

          Please keep screaming.

          • Ragspierre says:

            Ummm…

            The screamer here is you, as anyone reading this can tell.

            Seriously, dude, buy a sense of humor and get professional help! You are pitiable. Even by moonbat standards.

  7. Ragspierre says:

    My rape fantasies are getting the better of me today.

    I think I’m going to take mom for a ride. That usually tempers the fire in my loins.

    • Ragspierre says:

      BobintehCT, who is a liar and coward, thinks it is cute to post using my name.

      Can you imagine a more pitiful life?

      Bob, from my experience as a father, some diaper ointment will help with that “fire in your loins”.

  8. Sanity says:

    LOL

    Here’s virgin Ben demonstrating precisely the credibility of right wing media:

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/02/20/NYDaily-source-friends-hamas

    This is template for every “scandal” you morons have concocted to try to take down the black guy. They all blow up in your faces. And then you wonder why no one gives a shit about whatever nonsense you dream up.

    • Ragspierre says:

      Hmmm…

      It appears you are drive even MORE insane by the drubbing you have been taking here.

      Lessee. Was/is Fast & Furious a scandal (no “scare quotes”)? Yes or no?

      Were/are Benghazi and the lying afterwords scandals? Yes or no?

      Were/are the illegal email accounts at the EPA and its refusal to obey a FOIA order scandals? Yes or no?

      Were/are the various lies told to sell ObamaCare scandals? Yes or no?

      Is the Holder Justice Department a scandal mill? Yes or no?

      Is the Sab-billious series of electioneering violations of law a scandal? Yes or no?

      Are the Obamic refusals to obey constitutional mandates scandalous? Yes or no?

      Why do you insist on racism in your posts?

      When were you last in to have your meds adjusted?

      • Sanity says:

        “Lessee. Was/is Fast & Furious a scandal (no “scare quotes”)? Yes or no?”

        In your fever dreams – apparently. In reality – nope. See, e.g., President Obama’s landslide reelection.

        “Were/are Benghazi and the lying afterwords scandals? Yes or no?”

        In your fever dreams – evidently. In reality – negative. See, e.g., the landslide reelection of President Obama. The same world is still waiting for you to demonstrate the “lies” that have you so butt-hurt.

        “Were/are the illegal email accounts at the EPA and its refusal to obey a FOIA order scandals? Yes or no?”

        In your fits of sweaty, flabby screaming in the middle of the night – looks that way. In the real world – not so much.

        “Were/are the various lies told to sell ObamaCare scandals? Yes or no?”

        According to mouth-breathers like you – looks like it. To sane people – nada. See, e.g., the landslide reelection of President Obama.

        “Is the Holder Justice Department a scandal mill? Yes or no?”

        To deranged, barking weasels like you – sure. To sane America – nein. See, e.g., the landslide reelection of President Obama.

        “Is the Sab-billious series of electioneering violations of law a scandal? Yes or no?”

        Well, on the wingnut side – yes. Your efforts to prevent people from voting because you cannot convince them of the wisdom of your rancid policies, was so widespread, documented, and coordinated, that even the MSM took notice. That it blew up in your face was particularly sweet.

        “Are the Obamic refusals to obey constitutional mandates scandalous? Yes or no?”

        According to your poo smearings – yes. In reality, you cannot point to one such violation, in fact – so, no.

        “Why do you insist on racism in your posts?”

        Point to any “racism”. And specifically describe why it is racism.

        “When were you last in to have your meds adjusted?”

        When was the last time you took a wide stance at George Bush Intercontinental?

        • Ragspierre says:

          Yeeeup.

          You are totally insane.

          Winning an election is not even rationally connected to scandal.

          See Kennedy, Teddy.

          The two things exist in different spheres.

          But you have proven your fitness to represent the morally depraved and insane.

          Thanks, yet again, for your participation!

          • Sanity says:

            This must be the point when you shit your pants, and declare that you’ve won, despite not proving ANY of your invented “scandals”. Again.

            To be clear, you have no intention of supporting any of the “Facts” you asserted, right? OR, you will link to a PJM opinion piece, or a Legal Insurrection piece, or a Moonie Times piece, or a Hot Air piece, or a Stalkin Malkin piece that merely parrots what you say, while themselves failing to cite any dispositive facts – you know, what passes for “reporting” in the fever bubble you live in.

          • Ragspierre says:

            No, darlin’.

            THIS is the point where you are reduced to slobbering profanities and demanding “pwwooof”.

            Thanks again!

    • Ragspierre says:

      How is exposing the background of Hagel…THE most unqualified nominee for SecDef EVAH!…and his ties to Islamist and Iranian interests an attempt to take down Pres. Sleeper?

      I mean, even in your depraved world.

      • Sanity says:

        Lord. When you “prove” any of that, you and Virgin Ben might be taken seriously. Ties like Friends of Hamas, right, dip shit?

        You’re aware that when you, Virgin Ben, and Dim Hoft (Dumbest Motherfucker on the Planet) run far and wide with your poo-smearings, and said poo smearings turn out to be predictably, provably, and laughably false, sane people tend to shake see how pathetic you really are. Right? I mean, you have to have enough self-awareness to get that much, don’t you?

        • Ragspierre says:

          Google “Hagel Iran” and at least expose your poor, moronic lil’ “mind” to some information.

          Gawd, you are so crazy I am actually feeling a little sorry for you.

          Well. Very little…

          • Sanity says:

            Ah, yes, time to sift through the unprovable innuendo, hearsay, and speculation spewed out by the Daily Caller. In other words, its someone else’s job to prove your blatherings for you – again.

            To be clear, you have no intention of citing a single fact in support of your allegations that Hagel has “ties to Iran,” whatever that means. Right?

            Well we can go to the actual video tape to fact check your bullshit. You know, with actual facts, quotes, date, etc.

            http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/01/10/fact-check-hagel-iran/1823651/

          • Ragspierre says:

            “An ad from a pro-Israel group oversimplifies Chuck Hagel’s foreign policy positions in an attempt to portray Obama’s choice for secretary of Defense as soft on Iran.”

            From over a month ago…before a lot of the recent revelations OR the hearings…???

            Does it raise any flags for you Hagel has stonewalled requests for information and refused access to his papers?

            Did you feel a lil’ twinge when he testified he would not be running anything as SecDef?

            Well, as I’ve noted before, no information will penetrate that crap-packed skull of yours.

  9. Sanity says:

    “The screamer here is you, as anyone reading this can tell.”

    Yes, the shut-ins like you who read this shitty blog. But you’re probably right. We should take this discussion far and wide so that everyone can see how not-barking-mad you and your buddies are. If only you talk about “legitimate rape” more and louder, people are bound to come around and see your wisdom.

    • Ragspierre says:

      Well, if you could stop your psychotic break long enough, we could have a discussion of “legitimate rape” as opposed to the cartoonish use of the highly charged word “rape” as urged by hate-twisted gender feminists.

      Perhaps we would even find that we agree that “rape rape” as Whooooooopeee would have it is a terrible crime.

      Maybe you would modify some of your frothing-at-the-mouth support for gun-control if you understand that the fastest growing demographic for gun purchases are women, and that rape has predictably exploded in ares such as Great Britain after gun bans.

      Maybe, if you could regain some modicum of sanity…and honesty (another of your deficits)…we could discuss WHY some of us oppose the “violence against women” bill.

      But my hopes are not high.

  10. Ragspierre says:

    I’m no shut in UnSanity. I went out for a Big Gulp and some diaper cram earlier. I need to soooothe my rectum.

    • Ragspierre says:

      BobintehCT, who is a liar and coward, thinks it is cute to post using my name.

      Can you imagine a more pitiful life?

  11. Ragspierre says:

    Being an ANGRY 63 year old man whose only source of human contact is using the Internet at the library is SAD but that BobintehCT guy is soooo much worse.

    • Ragspierre says:

      It’s really sad that BobintehCT feels it useful to lie constantly.

      I am a very happy warrior, who practices law, has various means to post through a given day, even in court waiting to be heard, and who enjoys a broad and diverse set of friends, clients, and acquaintances.

      I also take considerable pleasure in letting Collectivist trolls show who and what they are and their Collective is.

  12. Ragspierre says:

    Wow. Just wow.

    Fake Irishman J. F’ing Kerry gives first address as SecState, completely centered on witch-doctor religion of Gorebal Climate Thingy.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/kerry-gives-first-foreign-policy-speech-climate-change_703024.html

  13. Ragspierre says:

    I have MANY friends. Dave from the library, Harmesh from the 7 11 who pours my Big Gulps, my neighbor with the howizer and my beloved Swede.

    I’m a happy warrior dammit!

  14. Ragspierre says:

    “Jill, if there’s ever a problem, just walk out on the balcony … take that double-barrel shotgun and fire two blasts outside the house.”

    http://pjmedia.com/blog/joe-bidens-felony-self-defense-advice/

    Heh. Crazy Sherf Joe.

  15. Ragspierre says:

    I’m going out with mom for a breakfast burrito and a big gulp. Any patriots need anything?

    • Ragspierre says:

      BobintehCT apparently loves him some empty calories…and his mom.

      See, Bob, we all get this is projection on your part. What a loser…

  16. Ragspierre says:

    Amanda Collins is a young rape survivor. While in college in 2007, she was raped 50 feet away from the campus police department office at the University of Nevada-Reno and was lucky to get out alive. Her attacker was James Biela, a serial rapist who raped two other women and murdered another. He attacked her at gun point in a gun free zone. At the time of the attack, Collins was in possession of a concealed weapons permit but was not in possession of her firearm due to university policies prohibiting carrying concealed weapons on campus. She was also a second degree blackbelt at the time and walked to the parking garage with a large group of people.

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2013/02/20/rape-survivor-a-call-box-above-my-head-while-i-was-being-brutally-raped-wouldnt-have-helped-n1516801

  17. Ragspierre says:

    http://michellemalkin.com/2013/02/20/the-anti-choice-lefts-disarming-of-the-american-woman/

    Heh! Citing the Collective to Michelle Malkin is like pouring salt on slugs.

  18. Ragspierre says:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/02/amazing-obama-caught-in-bald-faced-lie-on-white-house-sequester-video/

    Yeah. Pres. Sleeper LIES constantly.

    Anyone with a brain and any integrity knows this.

  19. Ragspierre says:

    Bit of an incident with mom today on the way back from the 7 11 folks. Seems she tried to pass gas after the burrito but something else came out.

    As an OFFICER OF THE COURT I shouldn’t have to clean car seats. Flucking demeaning!

  20. Ragspierre says:

    Yep, the Menendez scandal (which, according to the moonbat UnSanity isn’t a scandal because…something)…

    has legs.

  21. Ragspierre says:

    1. It is the job of centralized government (in peacetime) to protect its citizens’ lives, liberty and property. All other activities of government tend to diminish freedom and hamper progress. The growth of government (the dominant social feature of this century) must be fought relentlessly. In this great social conflict of the era, we are, without reservations, on the libertarian side.

    2.The profound crisis of our era is, in essence, the conflict between the Social Engineers, who seek to adjust mankind to conform with scientific utopias, and the disciples of Truth, who defend the organic moral order. We believe that truth is neither arrived at nor illuminated by monitoring election results, binding though these are for other purposes, but by other means, including a study of human experience. On this point we are, without reservations, on the conservative side.

    – William F. Buckley, 1955.

    http://pjmedia.com/eddriscoll/2013/02/20/quote-of-the-day-270/

    Still true today, too!

  22. Ragspierre says:

    “We have seen a doubling of fuel efficiency standards on cars over the next several years, so that is saving people money at the pump.”
    —Pres. Sleeper

    See if you can spot the several things wrong with that…!!!

    Uh…and don’t EVEN mention the slaughter on our highways when we are forced into less crash-worthy moonpony engineered cars.

    How many chil’ren will be killed because of this stupidity…???

  23. Ragspierre says:

    Many of you have contacted me asking what a distinguished JD/MBA like myself is doing posting on someone else’s blog all day.

    The answer is that I haven’t worked since the first Bush administration. I help out mom and get an allowance. It’s a fairly lucrative arrangement. I guess this is how I attract so many female admirers. Life is GOOD.

    Anyway I’ll be here every day posting until the library closes.

  24. Ragspierre says:

    Obama’s War On Wimmin continues, unabated…

    A Planned Parenthood spokeswoman confirmed Wednesday that the agency plans to close two more of its 21 Iowa clinics.

    “This decision is the result of a careful analysis of where our patients live and seek medical care, and whether relocating or consolidating centers could help us better meet the needs of our patients,” spokeswoman Shelby Cloke wrote in an email.

    She said the decision was partly driven by new federal health regulations. “We are making investments in efficiency models and electronic health records now to help us prepare for the changes that will be brought on by the (Affordable Care Act).”

    Heh. HAD to pass it, to find out what’s in it…!!!

    Shoulda listened to the smart people, morons.

  25. Ragspierre says:

    “In Hans Christian Andersen terms, Obama is the princess and the sequester is the pea. Over the next 10 years, the sequester amounts to a $1.16 trillion cut, or

    ***roughly 3 cents on every federal dollar.***

    If we can’t squeeze a couple of pennies out of every dollar, we might as well begin our great national bankruptcy proceedings right now.

    This year we are supposed to cut $85 billion from a $3.5 trillion budget.

    ***And it won’t even be that much.***

    According to the Congressional Budget Office, the federal government won’t be able to cut the full $85 billion. It will manage to cut only about half that in 2013.

    As Yuval Levin of the journal National Affairs points out, even with the sequester, the federal government will spend a little more in 2013 than in 2012, $3.553 compared to $3.538 trillion. Welcome to the Age of Austerity.”

    Yep. Death and deprivation….

    Obama lies. All. The. Time.

  26. Ragspierre says:

    You have to start from a basic understanding…

    1. Collectivists LIE

    2. Collectivists are hypocrites

    3. Collectivists demagogue

    “Even if the Senate plan did end the tax break for private jets [which it does NOT], it wouldn’t make much of a difference. The tax break – which allows the owners of private jets to depreciate their airplanes over five years instead of the standard seven years for commercial airplanes

    [which came out of a Deemocrat Congress...as a "stimulus" program]

    – would raise less than $300 million a year. That’s a tiny fraction of the $85 billion in across-the-board cuts scheduled to go into effect this year.”

    http://abcnews.go.com/m/blogEntry?id=18560315&ref=http%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2FpjxAI8VOTT

    See…???

  27. Steve says:

    Rush Limbaugh:
    “For the first time in my life I am ashamed of my country”
    http://commoncts.blogspot.com/2013/02/for-fist-time-in-my-life-i-am-ashamed.html

  28. Ragspierre says:

    • Our current level of spending is unsustainable. Spending must go down. Period.

    • This is a 2 percent cut.

    • Sure, if we in the Republican party had complete control of the government, we would be implementing the cuts differently. But we don’t. Congress can only appropriate funds; it doesn’t run the departments and agencies that spend the money. That’s the power and responsibility of the executive branch.

    • If the Obama administration’s response to a 2 percent cut is really to let all the criminals out of the jails and end food-safety inspections, then it is no longer disputable that he’s a Stuttering Cluster-you-know-what of a Miserable Failure.” –Jim Geraghty

    A-main, a-main….!!!

  29. Ragspierre says:

    http://reason.com/blog/2013/02/21/shotguns-joe-bidens-favored-means-of-sel

    Yah, Joe, you poor drain bammaged old fool, shotguns are used in crime MUCH more than “assault weapons” (aka, warm puppy family defense systems).

    Buuuuut…if you knew your ass from a cypress stump, you’d know that a shotgun is a much better OFFENSIVE weapon.

  30. Ragspierre says:

    It is always cliffs, ceilings and looming catastrophes with Barack Obama. It is always government by freakout.

    That’s what’s happening now with the daily sequester warnings. Seven hundred thousand children will be dropped from Head Start. Six hundred thousand women and children will be dropped from aid programs. Meat won’t be inspected. Seven thousand TSA workers will be laid off, customs workers too, and air traffic controllers. Lines at airports will be impossible. The Navy will slow down the building of an aircraft carrier. Troop readiness will be disrupted, weapons programs slowed or stalled, civilian contractors stiffed, uniformed first responders cut back. Our nuclear deterrent will be indefinitely suspended. Ha, made that one up, but give them time.

    Mr. Obama has finally hit on his own version of national unity: Everyone get scared together. …

    [G]overnment by freakout carries a price. It wears people down. It doesn’t inject a sense of energy, purpose or confidence in those who do business in America, it does the opposite.
    —Peggy Noonan

    Yep. Create a bogus crisis. Then, let no crisis go to waste.

    Never govern. Never propose a plan. Just campaign and demagogue.

  31. Tea Party Scholar says:

    Why can’t we get the sluts to vote for us?

    http://wbaa.org/post/senate-committee-approves-abortion-measures

    • Ragspierre says:

      Senator Vaneta Becker (R-Evansville) says the bill will make it harder for women to safely access abortion-inducing drugs.

      “All this bill’s going to do is to encourage low-income women to go the Internet, that way there won’t be any type of follow-up care for them if they have a crisis.”

      Indiana Right to Life legislative director Sue Swayze says that’s not the goal of the bill. She says what she wants is the best reproductive care for Hoosier women.

      “What I heard in there was, ‘She might go over the border, she might go on the Internet, religious freedom, etc. We’d rather have lower standards than let her do those other things.’ In other words, I don’t hear, ‘Yes, we will adhere to higher standards.’”

      Supporters and opponents of the bill say they know of only one Indiana facility that would be affected – a Planned Parenthood clinic in Lafayette. But Swayze says with the use of RU-486 increasing, the bill would ensure more clinics don’t dispense the drug without the proper facilities.

      In a separate bill, women receiving abortion-inducing drugs at Indiana abortion clinics would be required to receive an ultrasound before and after dispensing RU-486. Indiana University OBGYN Dr. John Stutsman, who serves as Planned Parenthood of Indiana’s medical director, says vaginal ultrasounds are medically preferred in order to get the most accurate information.
      ————————————-

      Gawd, you are a lying POS…!!!

      • Tea Party Scholar says:

        Where is the “lie” specifically, Clownselor? Is Indiana mandating two TV ultrasounds, or not?

        • Ragspierre says:

          LIES, not lie, you puke.

          First, you have nothing to do with the TAXED ENOUGH ALREADY movement.

          Second, you are the opposite of a “scholar”.

          Third, you imply conservatives think of women as “sluts”. Some certainly ARE.

          Forth, you citation to this story shows you have your hair on fire, and are implying some anti-woman bullshit about regulating clinics and practices.

          You can’t even read, you moron.

          The standard of care MANDATES ultrasounds. Go to a Planned Parenthood site and READ, you poor, hate-twisted, lying, moronic Collectivist hack.

          • Tea Party Scholar says:

            “Third, you imply conservatives think of women as “sluts”. Some certainly ARE.”

            Haha. Which ones are sluts, specifically, Clownselor? For instance, is Sanda Fluke a slut?

            “The standard of care MANDATES ultrasounds. Go to a Planned Parenthood site and READ, you poor, hate-twisted, lying, moronic Collectivist hack.”

            Ah, yes, you’re back to this. Please cite, specifically, a primary MEDICAL authority which states that TWO TV ultrasounds are the standard of care in all cases.

            We all know you won’t. Because you cannot. Instead, you will scream that it is everyone else’s duty to find the authority supporting your rantings.

          • Ragspierre says:

            Wow.

            What a load of steaming crap.

            Sluts are sluts. It is a behavior. A slut can cease being a slut by adopting different behavior. You should try not being a slut, whatever your gender.

            Either read, or continue to get punkd. All good with me, moron.

            Anyone can ascertain what I’ve said is true.

            And they can ascertain, simply by reading your link, there is no trans-vaginal requirement in the bill.

            Liar.

            “But Swayze notes the bill doesn’t specifically require vaginal ultrasounds and says, as a woman, she doesn’t understand the problem with the procedure.”

            And moron.

  32. Ragspierre says:

    Keep it up, collectivist fool the library is open all day and I have nothing but TIME.

    • Ragspierre says:

      Again, BobintehCT is telling us about his life…

      while both being a coward and liar in posting under my name…because he hasn’t anything else.

      A fine Collectivist example.

      • Ragspierre says:

        You sicken me, sock puppet. I AM at the library and I have NOTHING to do until next Thursday when I go to the Senior Center.

      • Ragspierre says:

        Anyone can see that YOU are the real sockpuppet, you stupid, sick, hate-twisted, lying, collectivist harpy.

  33. Tea Party Scholar says:

    “Sluts are sluts. It is a behavior. A slut can cease being a slut by adopting different behavior. You should try not being a slut, whatever your gender.”

    What is that behavior? Why should someone try not being a slut? And you said some women are sluts? Who? Specifically.

    Anyone can ascertain what I’ve said is true.

    “So, as predicted, you are not going to link to ANY primary medical source demonstrating that TWO TV ultrasounds is the standard of care in all cases?

    ““But Swayze notes the bill doesn’t specifically require vaginal ultrasounds and says, as a woman, she doesn’t understand the problem with the procedure.””

    Instead, you cite the bill’s proponent for her spin on the matter.

    Lightweight.

    • Ragspierre says:

      SB 489

      Indiana Senate Bill
      Certification forms before an abortion. Requires that the written certification required of a pregnant woman before undergoing an abortion must be on a form developed by the state department of health. Requires the abortion provider to be the one to perform pre-abortion fetal ultrasound imaging and auscultation of the fetal heart tone. Provides that if the pregnant woman does not want to listen to the auscultation of the fetal heart tone, she must certify that in writing on a form developed by the state department of health.
      ——————————-

      Liar.

      Moron.

      • Tea Party Scholar says:

        Congratulations, Clown.

        STILL NO CITATION TO THE MEDICAL STANDARD OF CARE. Do you even know what “standard of care” means?

        Instead, you cite language of the bill that has nothing to do with anything you’ve claimed. Because you don’t know how to read proposed statutory language.

        Next you will scream that anyone who is a learned as you can see the self-evidence of your “point”.

        And what is slut behavior? You’ve claimed that some people are sluts as exhibited by their behavior. Name one slut. Do you mean Ms. Fluke? Rush Limbaugh called her a slut. Is he correct or is he incorrect?

        • Ragspierre says:

          “Instead, you cite language of the bill that has nothing to do with anything you’ve claimed. Because you don’t know how to read proposed statutory language.”

          EXCELLENT display of gob-smacking stooooooOOOOOOOOoooopid, troll…!!!

          The bill cited is the one regarding ultrasound.

          Or do YOU have a citation to a bill which supports your LIES.

          GAYSUS, you are too stupid to even know when you’ve been punkd…!!!

          btw, on the subject of being a punk, which of the moonbat Lie0tron generators packed that crap in your skull? C’mon…tell us.

          Do you EVER investigate what your punk-meisters stick in your throat?

          Do you EVER get tired of being lied to…???

          • Tea Party Scholar says:

            Christ.

            The portion of the bill you cite is silent on the “fact” that TV ultrasounds are not required. But some lawyers I know understand that sometimes the substance of bills imposes de facto requirements even though the plain language of the bill doesnt literally say it.

            For instance, here is what Dr. Anne Davis, the consulting medical director for Physicians for Reproductive Health, had to say about the bill:

            BOTH ultrasounds would likely HAVE to be performed with a transvaginal probe, since medication abortions usually occur too early in the pregnancy for the external “jelly-on-the-belly” procedure to provide a clear image. Requiring two of these ultrasounds would be medically unnecessary, and would make abortion access more difficult for poor and rural women who cannot get time off work, need to make childcare arrangements and have long distances to drive.

            Now, who am I to believe – a Doctor, or a agenda-driven dip shit on the internet like you, who can’t cite the medical standard of care he claims to know?

            Speaking of which, are you going to cite to ANY primary medical source demonstrating the standard of care you’ve claimed? Or are you just pretending you didn’t make that assertion, and that you cannot support it?

            Again, do you even know what “standard of care” means?

            It’s comical that you scream about others coming to the table without information – like all the time. When you NEVER support anything factually. Because you’re a limp weasel.

            I predict that you’ll just start screaming about “TEH COLLECTIVE!!!!!!!!!!!” Because you’re a little child.

            By the way, what behavior constitutes being a “slut”? When the Junkie Limbaugh called Ms. Fluke a slut, was he correct or incorrect?

          • Ragspierre says:

            OK.

            Since you are a non-reader, and a liar, and a punk…

            Cite (quote) where the bill mandates TWO ultrasounds.

            Cite (quote) where it MANDATES trans-vaginal ultrasound, which you EXPLICITLY LIED ABOUT.

            And, I thought “spin” from an interested party was suspect.

            Hmmm…

        • Ragspierre says:

          Various “standards of care” exist for each of the professions and many trades, as well, moron.

          Here’s a statement of one, in particular, that is germane…

          ” Indiana University OBGYN Dr. John Stutsman, who serves as Planned Parenthood of Indiana’s medical director, says vaginal ultrasounds are medically preferred in order to get the most accurate information.”

          If you will READ, you poor punk-assed bitch, you will find that Planned Parenthood conducts two ultrasounds as the standard of care for pharmaceutical abortions.

          Because, see, that IS THE FLUCKING STANDARD OF CARE.

          Or you won’t. Anyone can verify what I said.

          Anyone who can read, that is. Well…and has a brain.

          • Tea Party Scholar says:

            Wow, “medically preferred”! That’s totally the same thing as “standard of care” in all instances, isn’t it, Clownselor? Or is “medical preference” more like something a doctor would determine under the circumstances without you collectivists MANDATING that she do in all circumstances?

            Still no citation to ANY authority.

            Just more screams that everyone but you is supposed to find your authority – just like a real lawyer.

            Predictably. Because it is who you are.

          • Tea Party Scholar says:

            “Various “standards of care” exist for each of the professions and many trades.”

            By the way, this is really funny. Because its a totally generic, true-but-meaningless statement that demonstrates that maybe you’ve seen the term somewhere, but don’t have a working understanding of its meaning.

  34. Ragspierre says:

    “Standards of care” are not readily found in print.

    See, as a trial attorney who deals with various forms of malpractice, one of the things I understand you don’t (one of the vast catalog of things), I understand the extreme importance of finding and developing an expert in the field (usually a practitioner, but sometimes an instructor or other qualified expert) who will testify as to what the “standard of care” is for a given activity.

    I doubt you’d even find a printed “standard of care” for doing something as simple as a brake job on a car. It is adduced by testimony into what a mechanic exercising reasonable care and skill for his or her trade would do.

    See, stupid? No…???

    Now, which Lie0tron crap mill filled you with those lies?

    • Tea Party Scholar says:

      ““Standards of care” are not readily found in print.”

      Haha. Well that’s convenient for you.

      “See, as a trial attorney who deals with various forms of malpractice, one of the things I understand you don’t (one of the vast catalog of things), I understand the extreme importance of finding and developing an expert in the field (usually a practitioner, but sometimes an instructor or other qualified expert) who will testify as to what the “standard of care” is for a given activity.”

      I see. I wonder if standards of care are ever enunciated in the case law. Maybe in learned treatises. Law review articles. Industry publications.

      I wonder.

      If it is so “difficult” to find the standard of care, in print, as you now declare, why did you declare that, as a matter of fact, TV ultrasounds in all cases, IS the standard of care. I mean, what qualifies YOU to unilaterally declare the standard of care, here? Please forward your CV so that we may examine your qualifications and methods.

      “I doubt you’d even find a printed “standard of care” for doing something as simple as a brake job on a car.”

      No shit. Do you think brake repair might be MORE within the general understanding of a lay person than a medical procedure?

      “It is adduced by testimony into what a mechanic exercising reasonable care and skill for his or her trade would do.”

      Ah, yes for all of those “malpractice” cases involving faulty brake repair.

      “See, stupid? No…???”

      Really funny. So says the liar trying to compare the standard of care in medical malpractice case, to a garden variety negligence case involving faulty brakes.

      You’re really inept at analogies – like most seasoned “trial attorneys”.

      • Ragspierre says:

        If it is so “difficult” to find the standard of care, in print, as you now declare, why did you declare that, as a matter of fact, TV ultrasounds in all cases….
        —Lying troll

        Quote where I have said anything so stupid as “in all cases”, you lying POS.

        See, moron, a “standard of care” is extremely “fact” specific, and there isn’t an “in all cases” in such analysis.

        • Tea Party Scholar says:

          “See, moron, a “standard of care” is extremely “fact” specific, and there isn’t an “in all cases” in such analysis.”

          Then why did you say that the standard of care is TV ultrasounds? If standard of care is extremely fact specific, why do you support legislation that tells doctors when they have to perform the procedure?

      • Ragspierre says:

        Ah, yes for all of those “malpractice” cases involving faulty brake repair.
        —lying STOOOOOoooooooOOOOOooopid troll

        Malpractice is merely a species of negligence, you moron.

        You prove negligent repair ONLY by showing a deviation from the standard of care.

        • Tea Party Scholar says:

          Yeah, a species of negligence pertaining to “professionals” typically. Do you need an expert in run of the mill negligence cases to establish the standard of care like you need in cases involving medical or legal malpractice? Or is run of the mill negligence more within the purview of what a typical lay juror can understand? You don’t understand the difference, do you, trial attorney?

          None of which has anything to do with your declaration that TV ultrasounds are the standard of care, nor your laughable inability to cite a single primary authority supporting your assertion.

          But that’s just who you are – a preening clown on the internet who stamps his feet and screams whenever his declarations are challenged with requests for a SINGLE supporting authority.

          • Ragspierre says:

            “Do you need an expert in run of the mill negligence cases to establish the standard of care like you need in cases involving medical or legal malpractice?”

            Yes, stupid. Like I just said. To prove negligent repair, generally you have to adduce proof of a deviation from the standard of care for the particular activity.

            Do you need me to say it again?

  35. Tea Party Scholar says:

    “Cite (quote) where the bill mandates TWO ultrasounds.

    Cite (quote) where it MANDATES trans-vaginal ultrasound, which you EXPLICITLY LIED ABOUT.”

    I see. You don’t understand Dr. Davis’ explanation of that actual impact of the bill. You’re a hell of a pretend lawyer. First, the bill applies to “medication abortions,” which almost always occur early in the pregnancy. Early in the pregnancy, the only way to get the information required by the bill is to use a TV ultrasound.

    Second, ultrasound is medically unnecessary after the procedure because as Dr. Davis explains, there are other less invasive means – like getting a blood test. By the way, this speaks to standard of care – something you don’t understand.

    Back to standard of care – you still intend to NOT cite to any primary medical authority establishing that TV ultrasound is the standard in all cases – correct?

    I mean, you scream “standard of care!!!!” as the primary justification of such legislation. And it doesnt seem strange to you that (a) you dont know what standard of care means, generally; and (b) cant cite any authority establishing the standard of care in this case, specifically.

    Silly little boy.

    “And, I thought “spin” from an interested party was suspect.”

    You know the difference between spin, and a Doctor putting two and two together, right? It’s very cute when you act like you’re clever.

    What behavior makes someone a slut? Is Ms. Fluke a slut, as the Junkie Limbaugh declared?

    • Ragspierre says:

      “Second, ultrasound is medically unnecessary after the procedure because as Dr. Davis explains, there are other less invasive means…”

      Odd, then, that Planned Parenthood conducts a STANDARD before and after, huh?

      And, if a TV ultrasound is such an affront to lady parts, why does Planned Parenthood conduct them as a matter of course?

      “I mean, you scream “standard of care!!!!” as the primary justification of such legislation.”

      Another couple of lies. I don’t scream. And I have repeatedly stated (and shown) that the medical standard of care already MANDATES the conduct of a before and after ultrasound. Legislation merely codifies this. OR, in some cases, stipulates that the mother have the ultrasound visible during the process. (Another outrageous outrage to moonbats.)

      Tell you what let’s do to flush out your “standard of care” bullshit…

      YOU find the standard of care for an emergency room physician treating a patient presenting with a high fever and pain on inhaling.

      • Tea Party Scholar says:

        “Odd, then, that Planned Parenthood conducts a STANDARD before and after, huh?”

        Yeah, you keep saying that. But you STILL HAVEN’T CITED TO ANY AUTHORITY SUPPORTING IT.

        “And, if a TV ultrasound is such an affront to lady parts, why does Planned Parenthood conduct them as a matter of course?”

        Once again.

        Prove it.

        “And I have repeatedly stated (and shown) that the medical standard of care already MANDATES the conduct of a before and after ultrasound.”

        Hahahaahaha!!

        You* have* stated. You’re very good at that part. But you haven’t SHOWN shit. You’ve provided NOT ONE citation to a single authority supporting what you’ve supposedly “shown”.

        Instead you’ve hemmed and hawed, and pissed your pants, about how its very difficult to find a source stating the standard of care – despite the fact that you insist on declaring that it is what you say it is.

      • Tea Party Scholar says:

        “Tell you what let’s do to flush out your “standard of care” bullshit…

        YOU find the standard of care for an emergency room physician treating a patient presenting with a high fever and pain on inhaling.”

        Ah, right on cue – as predicted numerous time. Unable to support your own declarations, you try to weasel out by trying to shift the burden. YOU said that the standard of care is TV ultrasounds. YOU. YOU’RE the one claiming that the standard of care is X.

        Now you’re trying to weasel out – again – because you’re incompetent.

  36. Ragspierre says:

    Where is the “lie” specifically, Clownselor? Is Indiana mandating two TV ultrasounds, or not?
    —Lying stupid, moronic troll

    No.

    It.

    Is.

    NOT.

  37. Ragspierre says:

    “…nor your laughable inability to cite a single primary authority supporting your assertion.”

    But this also is you lying.

    I’ve cited you to Planned Parenthood itself.

    Ignoring me is not my failure, but your dishonesty.

    EXCELLENT lil’ lying, moronic moonbat exemplar for your Collective.

    WHO told you the lies you’ve been packed with? Put up your sources.

    • Tea Party Scholar says:

      “I’ve cited you to Planned Parenthood itself.”

      No, dummy. You’ve SAID this – wait for it – WITHOUT CITATION. Prove it. And even IF PP does this (which you’ve repeatedly been unable to show), it doesn’t mean that its policy is the standard of care.

      Still. Without citation

  38. Tea Party Scholar says:

    “Yes, stupid. Like I just said. To prove negligent repair, generally you have to adduce proof of a deviation from the standard of care for the particular activity.”

    Wow. So you’re REALLY taking the position that in order to prove negligence in every case, you have to retain an expert. Amazing.

    It is cute how you weaseled with the “generally you have to adduce” part.

    “Do you need me to say it again?”

    It would be wonderful, if you would keep demonstrating your foolishness over and over again, for the whole world to read, yes.

    • Ragspierre says:

      “So you’re REALLY taking the position that in order to prove negligence in every case, you have to retain an expert.”

      No, liar. That is YOUR lie.

      Read what I wrote, you dishonest SOS.

    • Ragspierre says:

      It is cute how you weaseled with the “generally you have to adduce” part.
      —Lying troll

      Negligent repair (for instance) can be so evident that it needs no expert testimony. The exception to the rule.

      See also res ipsa loquitur, you lying SOS.

  39. Ragspierre says:

    What Happens During a Medication Abortion?

    It’s common for women to be nervous about having a medication abortion — or any other medical procedure. But many of us feel better if we know what to expect. Your health care provider will talk with you and answer your questions. Here’s a general idea of how it works and what to expect.

    Before taking the abortion pill, you will need to

    discuss your options
    talk about your medical history
    have laboratory tests
    have a physical exam. This usually includes an ultrasound.
    read and sign papers

    You will also be given a medication guide, instructions, and other information to take home with you, including a 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week telephone number you can call if you have any questions or concerns.

    Medication abortion is a process that begins immediately after taking the abortion pill.

    There are three steps:
    STEP ONE — THE ABORTION PILL

    Your health care provider will give you the abortion pill at the clinic. You will also be given some antibiotics to start taking after the abortion pill.

    The abortion pill works by blocking the hormone progesterone. Without progesterone, the lining of the uterus breaks down, and pregnancy cannot continue.
    STEP TWO — MISOPROSTOL

    You will take a second medicine — misoprostol. It causes the uterus to empty.

    You and your health care provider will plan the timing and place for the second step. You’ll take the second medicine up to three days after taking the abortion pill. Your health care provider will give you instructions on how and when to take the second medicine.

    The second medicine — misoprostol — will cause you to have cramps and bleed heavily. Some women may begin bleeding before taking the second medicine. But for most, the bleeding and cramping begin after taking it. It usually lasts a few hours. You may see large blood clots or tissue at the time of the abortion.

    More than half of women abort within four or five hours after taking the second medicine. For others, it takes longer. But most women abort within a few days.

    It’s normal to have some bleeding or spotting for up to four weeks after the abortion. You may use sanitary pads or tampons. But using pads makes it easier to keep track of your bleeding.

    How Does Medication Abortion Feel?

    For most women, medication abortion is like an early miscarriage. It is normal for you to have bleeding and cramping. You might also

    feel dizzy
    feel strong cramps
    feel nauseous or vomit
    have diarrhea
    feel temporary abdominal pain
    have temporary mild fever or chills
    Acetaminophen (like Tylenol) or ibuprofen (like Advil) can reduce most of these symptoms. Do not take aspirin.

    You may feel more at ease if you have a trusted loved one with you during the abortion.

    STEP THREE — FOLLOW-UP

    You will need to follow up within two weeks. Follow-up is important to make sure your abortion is complete and that you are well. You will need an ultrasound or blood test.

    http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-topics/abortion/abortion-pill-medication-abortion-4354.asp

    There you go. I’ve packed some information into your crap-filled skull.

    But I fully expect it to bounce out.

  40. Ragspierre says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=0U20nhWCzJ0

    Hmmm…

    Seems like PP ASSUMES an ultrasound.

    Dunnit…???

  41. Ragspierre says:

    Oh, and just to tie off your stupid with a nice neat logical bow…

    a great many of the state legislators who voted for, wrote, or sponsored these bills are…

    wait for it…

    WOMEN!

    YES! Conservative women, voted into office by other conservative women and men.

    So, we don’t really have a problem getting women to vote for conservatives.

  42. Ragspierre says:

    To quote Mr. T, “I pity da foo…!!”

    It really must be mortifying to be used like these trolls are.

    You’d think they would grow to resent being lied to, and having their hair set on fire over Collectivist lies…

  43. Ragspierre says:

    Ken “The Hutch” Hutcherson, former linebacker with the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and pastor of the Antioch Bible Church, told CNSNews.com “gun control is about controlling people.”

    CNSNews.com asked: From what was said today, it seems in fact that gun control hurts the African American community.

    “It absolutely does, there’s no doubt about it,” Hutcherson said. “It began that way with history. You see why there was so much gun control earlier in life – in American life – because it controlled African Americans.

    “Gun control is about controlling people,” he said. “We need to understand that those who need to be trained, who need to be armed is the African American community, and I don’t understand why any African American that is there in Congress right now would have the slightest thought about taking guns away from African Americans. We need them.”

    Well, they are Collectivists first. That is why.

  44. Ragspierre says:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/341377/slouching-toward-barbarism-kathryn-jean-lopez

    The Collective drives to normalize late-term abortions.

    ‘Cause, you know, we’re just not killing enough babies.

  45. Ragspierre says:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dcGq78lvqs&feature=player_embedded

    See how many things are wrong with that brief blob of presidential bullshit…!!!

  46. Ragspierre says:

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/02/germans-are-catching-on-to-global-warming-alarmism.php

    Yep. Central Europe is asking for some of dat Gorebal Warming, please…!!!

  47. Ragspierre says:

    You would think by this time that the urbane sophisticates in the news media would be totally hip to the “Washington Monument” strategy, whereby the Park Service closes the most popular attractions first in the event of budget constraints. It’s the oldest bureaucratic trick in the book, and a mark of how far the corruption of our republic has proceeded: if the spenders don’t get their way, they’ll cut back first on the most essential services for which we presume to pay our first tax dollars.

    snip

    Republicans should do more than just prepare legislation providing “flexibility” to the executive branch to administer these tiny budget cuts. They should prepare detailed budget cuts of their own department-by-department, providing exact line items of what programs can be cut or delayed under a sequester in the Dept. of Transportation, for example, so that it is not necessary to cut back on air traffic controllers in the towers, or food safety inspectors at USDA. They should announce these on a daily basis, as well as highlighting just one wasteful program in each department every day. The Pentagon should not be exempt from this, either. I’m sure the Pentagon can delay sexual harassment training programs for a few months, or can tell some colonels to drive their own cars to base instead of having a personal driver.

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2013/02/sequestering-common-sense.php

  48. Ragspierre says:

    Sorry for the late start today folks but the library doesn’t open until 4 on Saturdays.

    Rest assured that Mom and I are working hard to come up with content for someone else’s blog.

  49. Ragspierre says:

    http://www.jammiewf.com/2013/pathetic-egypt-denying-u-s-access-to-benghazi-suspect/

    Yep, that SoftPower(tm) is working just like BobintehCT’s power of logical thought!

    What would one use to prove that Pres. Sleeper is “not resting until the murderers of Benghazi are brought to justice”?

    Anyone…???

  50. Ragspierre says:

    Like the Peter Principle,the Dilbert Principle, or Murphy’s Law, or Parkinson’s Law, the Obamacare Theorem will take its place in our culture as a general rule of applied philosophy:

    The number of unintended consequences in any government program is directly proportional to the number of lies told in order to get it passed.

    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/02/23/spousal-cutouts-becoming-more-common-because-of-obamacare/

    Yep. You morons should have listened to the smart people.

  51. Ragspierre says:

    DAMN that rogue AutoPen…!!!

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mike-bates/2013/02/23/cnn-s-velshi-sequestration-bill-was-signed-white-house

    “The forced budget cuts were created during the 2011 debt ceiling debacle. They were passed by Congress and signed by the White House.”

    The structure denied all involvement…

  52. Ragspierre says:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/341392/transportation-secretary-lahood-sequester-air-travel-will-go-haywire-eliana-johnson

    Liars lie. One analysis I read had Transportation getting hit with a killer 1.5% DECREASE IN THE INCREASE over last year.

    “Draconian”… Really. We’re all gonna die.

  53. Ragspierre says:

    “[Illinois State] House Democrats were given a lesson in the real-world consequences of ignoring the Seventh Circuit ruling when the 180-day stay expires on June 8th.

    The technical review staff (legal beagles) told the Democrats that Alvarez was all wet in her office’s pronouncement and that inaction on passing a carry bill would have dire consequences for gun control in Illinois.

    Specifically, House Democrats were told that Illinois would effectively have “Constitutional Carry” where anyone who was eligible to own guns could carry them freely in public without training, licensing, qualification and precious little in the way of restriction.

    After a lot of back and forth, one Chicago Representative asked if someone could carry a loaded rifle into the Statehouse. He was told “Yes”.

    It was reported that you could hear a pin drop for an uncomfortably long time after that as a stunned silence came over the room.” –JBoch

    h/t Doug Ross

    A true pucker moment. Illinois is now a “shall issue” CCP state.

    Heh!

  54. Ragspierre says:

    “Clueless Clair” McCaskill, of ObamaClair…

    “Oh. You mean THOSE two House-passed budget bills…!!!”
    ——————————

    “McCaskill slammed Republicans for inaction, arguing that Speaker Boehner has failed to put forward “’any kind of bill…that could pass within his caucus.’” Host Chris Wallace pointed out that the House has actually passed two measures to replace the sequester, while “’you [the Senate]never passed anything.’”

  55. Ragspierre says:

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2013/02/media-matters-identifies-greatest-threat-to-education-john-stossel/

    Yes, yes…

    Moonbats with their hair on fire over having kiddies exposed to IDEAS in school!!!

    Can’t have that. Where are teh ThoughtPolice when you need them?

  56. Ragspierre says:

    http://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2013/02/25/attack-of-the-uppity-conservative-hispanics-n1517378

    The Mushroom and Moonbat Media “politics of personal destruction” machine is really spinning up…!!!!

  57. Ragspierre says:

    In news of Lurch and SmartPower(tm)…

    THIS MUST BE MORE OF THAT “SMART DIPLOMACY” WE WERE PROMISED: John Kerry has suffered his first gaffe as the new US secretary of state, inventing the nation of ‘Kyrzakhstan.’ They told me if I voted for Mitt Romney, the British would be mocking our diplomatic ineptitude. And they were right!
    —InstaPundit

  58. Ragspierre says:

    Flucking Fred Thompson convinced Mom to get a reverse mortgage. What about ME.

    That shiftless mush mouth Thompson is ruining my life!

    Rags no likee.

    • Ragspierre says:

      BobintehCT, I hope your mommy got a good rate, and she spends her money on things that would bring her joy.

      It is a lead-pipe cinch having a lying coward, who cannot distinguish his own identity from mine, for her son has been a tragic burden.

  59. Ragspierre says:

    It’s also key to bear in mind that the House and Senate both passed versions of VAWA during the 112th Congress, and while the House named appointees to a conference committee which would be responsible for hashing out the differences between the chambers’ two bills, the Senate never named conferees — leading some to question their good faith on the issue.

    “I think there are a lot of people who are trying to use this bill, unfortunately, as a political wedge, instead of trying to get solutions to protect women,” says Doug Heye, a spokesman for Representative Eric Cantor (R., Va.).
    —The Corner

    Naw.

    Why the Collectivist would NEVER play cynical politics over an issue in order to keep their lies alive.

    Except…always…

  60. Ragspierre says:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2013/02/25/video-supreme-court-to-consider-key-provision-in-voting-rights-act-this-week/

    It’s time to deprive the Holder Racial Justice Department one of its most perverse tools.

    • Ragspierre says:

      You know NOTHING about the law, sock puppet! As a JD/MBA I say that you are a collectivist fooool!

  61. Ragspierre says:

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/24/bob-menendez-plays-race-card-blames-conservatives-for-scandals/

    Well, of course.

    That is the last refuge of corrupt-0-crats like Menendez. See Waters, etc.

  62. Ragspierre says:

    Texas Rep. Steve Stockman says that President Obama’s recent Twitter-based campaign for more gun control laws is based on fraud.

    Stockman said that in response to Obama’s call for people to tweet their congressman in support of gun control legislation, he received just 16 tweets. But he said all of these messages were identical, and that a closer look at them revealed that only six were from real people.

    “The other 10 are fake, computer-generated spambots,” his office said in a press release. As evidence, he said these 10 tweets use default graphics and names, and have not engaged in any interaction with other people. Two of the tweets were sent at nearly the same time, and both follow just one person: Brad Schenck, Obama’s former digital strategist.

    Stockman also added that only one of the six tweets from real people is a constituent of his in Texas.

    The President of the United States is now on the level of Nigerian royal family spam and those ads for various body part enhancements. Barack Obama is a spammer.

    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/02/25/obama-caught-using-fake-twitter-bots-to-push-gun-control/

  63. Ragspierre says:

    http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/02/25/oops-obama-claims-sequestration-will-hurt-government-agency-that-no-longer-exists/

    Lesse if any of you Collectivist morons can count how many ways what Obama is doing shows that government is out of control.

    Start with one. We will go slow since you are learners…

  64. Ragspierre says:

    During President Barack Obama’s meeting with U.S. governors at the White House Monday, the president dismissed members of the press to hold a private, hourlong discussion with the visiting state executives. Whatever was said after the cameras left the room especially incensed South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley. . . .

    “I could not be more frustrated than I am right now,” Haley told reporters after the meeting. She said that when she asked Obama if he would consider a last-minute plan to shave about 2 percent from the annual federal budget without increasing taxes, the answer was “no.”

    “My kids could go and find $83 billion out of a $4 trillion budget,” Haley said. “This is not rocket science.”

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/nikki-haley-slams-washington-meeting-obama-215206938–politics.html

    Right. Because it isn’t a matter of “can’t”; it is a matter of “won’t try”.

  65. Ragspierre says:

    So Obama’s campaign is predicated on the judgment that Woodward’s colleagues in the mainstream media will do nothing to disturb the party line. Although Obama is a man of poor character, he has a good bead on the character of the journalists who are paid to cover him for a living. His judgment is that they will cover for him rather than cover him, and in this judgment he is right on the mark.
    —PowerLine

    So, again, don’t you Collectivists EVER get tired of being lied to…???

    • Sanity says:

      Wow, ANOTHER unlinked-to opinion from someone at PL as “proof” of … SOMETHING!

      As far as being lied to – do you mean like:

      Friends of Hamas;
      Romney momentum / un-skewed polling;
      “Tea Party”;
      Communists / Marxists at Harvard plotting to over the US;
      Mission Accomplished
      Mushroom clouds / yellow cake / aluminum tubes / mobile labs
      Birth certificate
      Death panels

      “Obamacare adds trillions to our deficits and to our national debt.”

      “Eliminating Obamacare “saves $95 billion a year.”

      “Only one president has ever cut Medicare for seniors in this country … Barack Obama.”

      Lies like that?

      Trial attorney!

      • Ragspierre says:

        Let’s see, UnSanity.

        Did you read the PowerLine story to find its sourcing?

        Does Woodward recount that Obama was the source of the sequester?

        Did Obama threaten to veto any bill NOT containing the sequester?

        Is the entire Obamic regime spreading scare-mongering stories about a 2-3% cut in the RISE of spending?

        Also, a lot of your “lies” are your lies. As we already know.

        But…Ad Hominem Tu Quoque…is no answer.

        DO YOU EVER GET TIRED OF BEING LIED TO?

        • Ragspierre says:

          Friends of Hamas; true story about Hagel being financially supported
          Romney momentum / un-skewed polling; absolutely true as to momentum. cf endorcement, daily papers switching from 2008
          “Tea Party”; what fevered bs are you eating here?
          Communists / Marxists at Harvard plotting to over the US; true. Obama made note of his preference for them in his own book, moron. This is news to you?
          Mission Accomplished; yep. The very successful invasion of Iraq was a brilliant success for American arms.
          Mushroom clouds / yellow cake / aluminum tubes / mobile labs; more of your own bs.
          Birth certificate; originated with Hill-larry campaign, and propagated by Pres. Sleeper’s refusal to release his own records…which continues today, btw.

          Death panels; you don’t read, do you? Idiot, everyone knows that rationing is what you HAVE to have when you STEAL market choices from people.

          “Obamacare adds trillions to our deficits and to our national debt.” Duh.

          “Eliminating Obamacare “saves $95 billion a year.” Duh. Dunno about the number, but it could be multiples of that when compliance burdens are factored in.

          “Only one president has ever cut Medicare for seniors in this country … Barack Obama.” Yep.

          • Ragspierre says:

            “Friends of Hamas; true story about Hagel being financially supported”

            If by true, you mean a group that never existed. And we’re all waiting for your proof of financial support from Hamas. Which we know will never come. Because it doesnt exist.

            “Romney momentum / un-skewed polling; absolutely true as to momentum. cf endorcement, daily papers switching from 2008″

            Hilarious.

            ““Tea Party”; what fevered bs are you eating here?”

            That it is anything other than a marketing scheme designed to rebrand the lunatic right.

            “Communists / Marxists at Harvard plotting to over the US; true. Obama made note of his preference for them in his own book, moron. This is news to you?”

            Prove it. Cite.

            “Mission Accomplished; yep. The very successful invasion of Iraq was a brilliant success for American arms.”

            Yes, because that was the “mission”. Liar.

            “Mushroom clouds / yellow cake / aluminum tubes / mobile labs; more of your own bs.”

            So you haven’t gotten tired of being lied to.

            “Birth certificate; originated with Hill-larry campaign, and propagated by Pres. Sleeper’s refusal to release his own records…which continues today, btw.”

            Haha. That old canard. Prove it.

            How many presidents have released their birth records?

            “Death panels; you don’t read, do you? Idiot, everyone knows that rationing is what you HAVE to have when you STEAL market choices from people.”

            Prove the death panel part, liar. We already have rationing of health care. People who can afford it, get it. People who can’t, don’t.

            ““Obamacare adds trillions to our deficits and to our national debt.” Duh.”

            Prove it.

            ““Eliminating Obamacare “saves $95 billion a year.” Duh. Dunno about the number, but it could be multiples of that when compliance burdens are factored in.”

            Riveting. Prove it, weasel. This is what Tea Party candidate, Willard M. Rmoney told you.

            ““Only one president has ever cut Medicare for seniors in this country … Barack Obama.” Yep.”

            Prove it. This is what Tea Party presidential candidate told you.

            Your entire belief system is a lie, a sham, a fraud – and you are the embodiment of the same.

            A demonstrable liar on the internet, pretending to be a lawyer, who appeals to his own phony authority, and who can never factually support his assertions of fact with verifiable evidence.

        • Ragspierre says:

          “Did you read the PowerLine story to find its sourcing?”

          No, moron, because as usual you didn’t provide a link. More than likely because your link and its “sourcing” is full of shit as usual – and your blatherings depend on never being challenged factually. When yuo are challenged factually, you scream about others having the duty to find your proof for you – as I predict you will, shortly.

          “Does Woodward recount that Obama was the source of the sequester?”

          Yep. Falsely. As was demonstrated last week.

          “Did Obama threaten to veto any bill NOT containing the sequester?”

          No, he didn’t. He said he would veto an unbalanced solution, liar.

          “Is the entire Obamic regime spreading scare-mongering stories about a 2-3% cut in the RISE of spending?”

          No. Prove otherwise.

          • Ragspierre says:

            Look…here’s a lil’ tip that I employ WRT you rather frequently…

            You…in typical MORONIC moonbat fashion…often flap by throwing the Lie0tron lie dejure on a thread without the least citation to where you got the crap.

            So…I find a portion that seems unique. I cut and paste it to Google. And…SHAZAM…I often find where your punk-meisters were that particular day.

            If you can’t manage to enter “PowerLine” in your magic box, you are an even bigger moron than I had expected. Which is going some.

  66. Ragspierre says:

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/special-report-panel-price-access_704703.html

    Another big, fat Collectivist lie…

    “We want money out of politics.”

    The business of DC lobbying has never been bigger.

    Which you’d expect from fascist economics.

  67. Ragspierre says:

    Fears that America will be overrun by a mass of poor workers from Latin America are looking more and more like yesterday’s news. Birthrates in Mexico are falling, and the economic situation continues to improve. At 5 percent, Mexico’s unemployment rate is nearly three points below ours. In 2012, its GDP grew by nearly 4 percent, and foreign investors, encouraged by the turnaround, poured $57 billion into stocks and bonds in the first nine months. Forthcoming reforms in the telecommunications and energy sectors may also help those industries to boom. The country’s economic forecasts are so promising that the Financial Times has dubbed it the “Aztec tiger.”

    This is good news. As the Mexican economy improves, immigration pressures will continue to abate. Who knows? If the trends continue, maybe we’ll even see southbound migrants outnumbering northbound ones.
    —Walter Russell Mead

    Huh.

    So, our economy continues to languish, but our neighbors to the north and south are doing quite well.

    Wunner why…???

  68. Ragspierre says:

    http://pjmedia.com/blog/lawmakers-determined-to-override-obamas-workplace-violence-classification-of-fort-hood/

    REALLY… Obama would veto that…???

    Well, we do know he uses…er, “supports”…the troops…

  69. Ragspierre says:

    ‘In America, you have a right to be stupid, if you want to be,’ J. F’ing Kerry.

    And who would know this better than the fake Irishman, aider and comforter of enemies during war, friend of Communism, and tax cheat?

  70. Ragspierre says:

    A demonstrable liar on the internet, pretending to be a lawyer, who appeals to his own phony authority, and who can never factually support his assertions of fact with verifiable evidence.
    —UnSanity

    Too detached from reality to even deserve a response.

    I punk you out pretty much every time you drag up here.

    As today.

  71. Ragspierre says:

    President Barack Obama gave a press conference after the Supercommittee officially admitted it failed to reach an agreement to cut $1.2 trillion in budget spending over the next 10 years. Obama told reporters he would veto any attempt to get rid of the automatic cuts which are set to kick in as a part of the sequester proposition, which will be triggered unless Congress reaches over the next year.

    Asking Congress to “work with a scalpel, not with a hatchet,” President Obama sought to provide the people, and markets, with a little hope. Despite the Supercommittee failing to agree on spending cuts for $1.2 trillion, Obama noted there’s still a year before automatic cuts kick in.

    The sequester proposition, which will trigger $1.2 trillion in cuts in defense and domestic spending, in equal parts, will kick in if Congress doesn’t get its act together over the next 12 months, the President said. Obama had his game face on, and took on Republicans asking them to work as hard to defend tax cuts to small businesses and middle class Americans as they did to defend tax cuts for the rich.

    Threatening a veto, Obama asked Congress to reach a bi-partisan solution that would put the country’s debt situation on a sustainable path to recovery.

    ***“I will veto any effort to get rid of those automatic spending cuts,” said Obama from the White House’s briefing room, adding “the only way to get rid of those cuts is to get Congress to come together and work on a deal.”***

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/afontevecchia/2011/11/21/obama-i-will-veto-attempts-to-get-rid-of-automatic-spending-cuts/

    There you go, you moronic dupe.

    • Sanity says:

      From the same statement, shit for brains:

      “We need to keep the pressure up to compromise — not turn off the pressure. The only way these spending cuts will not take place is if Congress gets back to work and agrees on a balanced plan to reduce the deficit by at least $1.2 trillion. That’s exactly what they need to do. That’s the job they promised to do. And they’ve still got a year to figure it out.”

      You see the part you snipped out, because you’re a liar – that’s called “context” and speaks to the balanced approach the president has always called for.

      Don’t you get sick of being a willing poodle? Or is so thrilling for you to take such a wide stance with reality, facts, etc., that you are compelled to lie?

      • Ragspierre says:

        And I didn’t snip it out, moron, because it does not speak to anything but your rationalization of his OBVIOUS veto threat.

        “Balanced approach” does not mean “just raise taxes”. At least not to anyone with a brain.

        It entails cuts in spending…like those Obama PROMISED to make.

        Congress has TWICE passed budgets since the sequester.

        Obama and Reid have ignored them.

        BTW, has Obama submitted a budget as required by law YET this year? No.

        You are the liar.

        As always.

        • Sanity says:

          Yeah, you’re right, quoting a statement that almost verbatim supports the claim I made, has nothing to do with the claim I made.

          ““Balanced approach” does not mean “just raise taxes”. At least not to anyone with a brain.”

          No shit, liar. This is why president Obama has proposed specific spending cuts ALONG WITH closing tax loophles to bring in revenue (remember what Willard ran on, and GOPers said they were all about).

          Don’t you ever get tired of being a dutiful puppy, repeating things you know aren’t true – or too deluded to never question?

          • Ragspierre says:

            “This is why president Obama has proposed specific spending cuts ALONG WITH closing tax loophles to bring in revenue (remember what Willard ran on, and GOPers said they were all about).”

            Really? When was his last budget? What was the response in the Senate?

            I think you mean, “Obama has given speeches”.

            Which don’t mean shit, you poor, stupid moron.

            Even the CBO has spanked him by observing they can’t score a speech.

            Romney proposed reforming the tax code, you lying SOS. Not JUST closing loopholes.

            BTW, in the Senate “plan” what loopholes are cut?

            (Lemme help…they don’t close loopholes. They have too much demagogue value, see…???)

  72. Ragspierre says:

    “Already some in Congress are trying to undo these automatic spending cuts.

    ***My message to them is simple: No, I will veto any effort to get rid of those automatic spending cuts to domestic and defense spending. There will be no easy off ramps on this one”***

    http://www.redstate.com/alanjoelny/2013/02/20/obama-once-vowed-veto-to-keep-wapo-and-politifact-agree-sequestration-was-obamas/

    Note, please, you idiot, that RedState cites to the White House.

    Whadda punk.

  73. Ragspierre says:

    “To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists.”

    Pres. Freakout, from “Dreams From My Father”

    Moron.

    • Sanity says:

      And this demonstrates, how exactly, that Marxist professors at Harvard were plotting to take over the US, as Ted “McCarthy” Cruz alleged as a matter of fact, moron?

      Ever get tired of being constantly lied to?

      And it looks like Chuck Hagel will be confirmed by the Senate today, after the Tea party in the Senate allowed debate to end. Makes one wonder – what was all that screaming by your side about, if they are going to allow him to be confirmed anyway.

      Well, it would make a sane person wonder. We all understand that drooling poodles like you just get a little chubby from throwing the tantrum.

      • Ragspierre says:

        A central tenet of Maxist theory is that it must be expansive, and use whatever means are needed to reach its goals.

        See School, Frankfurt.

        See also Gramsci, Antonio.

        See also Piven, Cloward.

        Maybe you should at least look up the term “McCarthyism”, since you obviously don’t understand it.

        Like so much else.

        • Sanity says:

          Ah yes, in the absence of actual facts demonstrating a sole person advocating the takeover of the US, you dissemble as usual. Your hero said that – without a shred of proof – there were 12 communists on the Harvard faculty who advocated taking over the US. You know, a lie – that you lick up eagerly.

          And aren’t you angered that the Senate Tea Party is allowing Chuck Hagel to be confirmed even though he supposedly loves Hamas?

          • Ragspierre says:

            You poor hate-twisted, lying Collectivist moron.

            1. there is no Tea Party as you apply that term. It is just your pathetic paranoid fantasy.

            2. I’m flabbergasted that anyone would nominate Hagel, but most Senators will defer to the worst president in modern history, so…

            3. where there…ARE there…LOTS of Marxists teaching at Harvard Law? Yes! Have Marxists a history of working to subvert the United States? YES!

            Now stomp your feet and demand “pwoof”. Same dance, different day.

            Liar.

      • Ragspierre says:

        “Makes one wonder – what was all that screaming by your side about, if they are going to allow him to be confirmed anyway.”

        Wow, you’re having those auditory hallucinations again! You should talk to your mental health professional.

        This process is called “a Senatorial duty”, see…??? They are supposed to advise and consent, which means…you know…finding things out.

        If Pres. Freakout wanted to show anything besides total, outright contempt for American defense, and for our Israeli allies (and others), he would have withdrawn the nomination of this confused idiot.

        IF…

        • Sanity says:

          And if your Tea Party heroes in the Senate were actually serious about their unfounded accusations, they would have not let the nomination gone forward, and Obama would have been forced to withdraw him. So by permitting him to be confirmed, how are your Tea Party heroes in the Senate not just little appeasers?

          • Ragspierre says:

            “…their unfounded accusations…”

            There weren’t any.

            In fact, we do know that Hagel is…one more time…the WORST nominee in anyone’s memory.

            But there is a long-standing tendency in the Senate to show a president deference in his picks, and Obama did not withdraw the nomination of this poor, confused idiot.

            Which tells us a great deal about Obama.

            Would I have filibustered the nomination?

            You damn betcha.

  74. Ragspierre says:

    “Does Woodward recount that Obama was the source of the sequester?”

    Yep. Falsely. As was demonstrated last week.
    —UnSanity

    “Demonstrated” where, and by who? One of your punk-meisters from the moonbattery?

  75. Sanity says:

    “Look…here’s a lil’ tip that I employ WRT you rather frequently…

    You…in typical MORONIC moonbat fashion…often flap by throwing the Lie0tron lie dejure on a thread without the least citation to where you got the crap.

    So…I find a portion that seems unique. I cut and paste it to Google. And…SHAZAM…I often find where your punk-meisters were that particular day.

    If you can’t manage to enter “PowerLine” in your magic box, you are an even bigger moron than I had expected. Which is going some.”

    In other words, as usual, you aren’t going to provide ANY factual support for your factual assertions. As usual. As I predicted.

    • Ragspierre says:

      And…as always…you will not exert the least effort to dispel your frightful stupid.

      As ALWAYS. As I predicted.

      Because you are happy in your stupid.

      A good Collectivist.

  76. Sanity says:

    “”their unfounded accusations…”

    There weren’t any.”

    Other than Hagel taking money from a group that does not exist, right?

    “In fact, we do know that Hagel is…one more time…the WORST nominee in anyone’s memory.”

    What makes him the “WORST nominee in anyone’s memory”? Specifically.

    “But there is a long-standing tendency in the Senate to show a president deference in his picks, and Obama did not withdraw the nomination of this poor, confused idiot.”

    Despite him being a friend of Hamas? Really? And you know why Obama didn’t withdraw him – because he knows that your heroes would lay down again.

    “Would I have filibustered the nomination?

    You damn betcha.”

    Which is, of course, immaterial. You are dumber than a bag of dull hammers and have even less of a grasp on America than your Tea Party heroes in the Senate. I mean not ONE of your senate heroes is stopping this. friend of Hamas from destroying America. Why? Might have something to do that 2008’s TEa Party nominee, St. McCain, said Hagel would be his man if he had the choice.

    Oops.

    Don’t you get sick of being so silly?

    • Ragspierre says:

      What makes him the “WORST nominee in anyone’s memory”? Specifically.
      —UnSanity

      Do you actually follow current events, moron?

      Nobody in the Senate accused Hagel of “being a friend of Hamas”.

      Did they, liar?

      Has it been shown that Hagel accepted money from Iranian front groups (with Iran’s infamous sponsorship of Hamas)?

      Yes.

      Is Hagel Iran’s BFF? Welll….according to Iran.

      Is Hagel an anti-Semite. Wellll…close enough for Luie Farrakhan.

      Is he an idiot. He said that as SecDef he wouldn’t be running anything.

      I could go on, but this is the point where you demand “pwoof”.

      I cannot force you to stop being stupid.

  77. Ragspierre says:

    I mean not ONE of your senate heroes is stopping this.
    —UnSanity, liar

    Actually, you moron, the vote on cloture was 71 to 27.

    “Was it worth putting up a fuss about Hagel for a few weeks notwithstanding this embarrassing cave by the GOP? Some say no. I’d say yes. Hagel’s chief value to Obama is his party affiliation; he’s supposed to give The One “bipartisan” approval for his defense plans over the next four years. Having Republicans spend a month tearing him up was useful as a way to drain him of that “bipartisan” cred; he ended up being all but excommunicated from the party, even by people who voted yes today. (Recall Susan Collins’s long, long, long critique of Hagel, with her intent to vote for cloture almost a footnote.) He’ll start his tenure as the single weakest member of Obama’s cabinet, which will come in handy when he inevitably carries Obama’s water to the Hill to demand defense cuts. The result is disappointing but the process wasn’t a complete waste of time. Just mostly.”
    —AllahPundit

    And, before you ask, no.

    If you can’t find AllahPundit with both hands, I can’t hep you.

    Moron.

  78. Ragspierre says:

    Shortly before U.S. troops stormed Iraq to oust its dictator, Saddam Hussein released thousands of prisoners from Iraqi jails. Some were petty criminals, some were hardcore, some were terrorists. Hussein unleashed them to build his own popularity and to sow chaos.

    Today, Barack H. Obama’s Department of Homeland Security is doing this:

    The sequester is officially still three days away, but the Obama administration already is making the first cuts, with officials confirming that the Homeland Security Department has begun to release what it deems low-priority illegal immigrants from detention.

    The move is proving controversial. Immigrant-rights groups say it shows the administration was detaining folks it never should have gone after in the first place, while Republicans questioned the decision-making.

    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency that runs the detention facilities, said in a statement that the “current fiscal climate” has forced it to do a review of spending, and part of that is taking a look at who is being detained.

    “As a result of this review, a number of detained aliens have been released around the country and placed on an appropriate, more cost-effective form of supervised release,” ICE said in a statement.
    —PJMedia

    It’s a Pres. Freakout twofer…

    He lets illegal aliens out into the law-abiding population, AND…

    warns the proles to get back in ranks and get those wallets open, ’cause he WILL bring the hurt if they step out of line.

  79. Ragspierre says:

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/tom-blumer/2013/02/27/press-enabled-epa-issues-new-rules-mandating-use-fuels-which-dont-exist

    Yep. The anti-science Obama EPA, pursuing the witch-doctor religion of misanthropy.

    Well, and command economics for cronies.

  80. Ragspierre says:

    True the Vote announced today that between Ohio, Florida, Colorado, Nevada, North Carolina and Maryland, only a single “alleged” report of voter suppression existed according to county clerks and election boards, the state and local authorities charged with overseeing election matters.

    The Houston-based True the Vote also included Maryland in its study after receiving defamatory attacks from Baltimore Congressman Elijah Cummings in the past months. True the Vote found zero instances of suppression reports in Baltimore or its suburbs.

    “After sending official inquiries across the nation, we found a grand total of one recorded complaint, in Maryland,” True the Vote President Catherine Engelbrecht said. “Peddlers of the voter suppression narrative were quick to report that hundreds of thousands of votes were suppressed in places like Florida, Ohio and North Carolina. If that is true, why is there no record of a single citizen filing a formal complaint in those states?”

    True the Vote expanded its analysis to the impact of photo voter identification laws on voter turnout after witnessing extensive criticism from the likes of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and others for likening the laws to voter suppression.

    True the Vote’s report demonstrated that in almost every state with some form of photo ID requirement, voter turnout improved from 2008.

    “Georgia is known to have the ‘strictest’ photo requirement in the nation,” Engelbrecht continued. “In two consecutive general election cycles the state has seen increases in voter turnout. This is more evidence that voter confidence and turnout rise together, thanks to photo voter ID.”
    —Big Government

    So. Another big, fat Collectivist lie.

    It was ever thus.

  81. Ragspierre says:

    Obama will finally meet with Congressional leaders on sequester
    posted at 12:01 pm on February 27, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

    After traveling for more than two weeks and 5200 miles to gripe about the sequester and the supposedly “massive” cuts they impose on federal discretionary spending, Barack Obama will finally talk with people who can do something about it. Apparently, though, the cuts may not be all that bad after all, since Obama won’t bother to meet with Congressional leaders about the sequester until after it hits, as ABC’s Jonathan Karl reports (via the Daily Caller):

    They are finally going to have a meeting.

    A congressional source with direct knowledge of the plans tells me the top four congressional leaders – John Boehner, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell – will meet with President Obama at the White House Friday to attempt to negotiate a way to avoid the spending cuts that both sides have said should be avoided.

    This meeting – the first one the president has had with Republican leaders to talk about the across-the-board cuts known as the sequester – will come after the cuts actually go into effect (midnight Thursday).

    Mitch McConnell confirmed the meeting to CNN, but an anonymous House Republican had a better explanation of what Obama expects to produce with this meeting:

    A GOP aide told CNN that Republicans do not anticipate the meeting to be anything more than optics–an effort, the aide said, by President Barack Obama to show he is at least talking to Congress on the day the cuts are supposed to kick in. …

    A senior congressional Republican chided Obama for the timing of the meeting.

    “Either someone needs to buy the White House a calendar, or this is just a – belated – farce,” the Republican said. “They ought to at least pretend to try.”
    —HotAir

    Part of the continuing roadshow of Pres. Freakout.

    Just like the phony Gorebal Climate Thingy, if there was an ACTUAL crisis, you’d expect people to act like it.

  82. Ragspierre says:

    Guess who’s now complaining about private insurance rates rising?

    You broke it, you own it. As for the rest of us, we’re the victim, not you.

    What’s on your menu? Just got off the phone with my health care provider asking them to explain why my premium jumped up. No good answer!

    — Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) February 27, 2013

    lulz RT @bethanyshondark: Hahahahahhahahahahahhahahaha. Oh, and LOL. ow.ly/i6fAO

    — Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) February 27, 2013

    Despite loud warnings, woman uses toaster in bathtub, shocked at results. twitter.com/donnabrazile/s…

    — Razor (@hale_razor) February 27, 2013

    HAHAHAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHHAHAH ricochet.com/main-feed/This…

    — David Burge (@iowahawkblog) February 27, 2013
    —Legal Insurrection

    Collectivist dupes are just BEGINNING to realize how terrible ObamaCare will be.

    You morons should have listened to the smart people.

  83. Ragspierre says:

    http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/27/rachel-maddow-sure-this-video-is-deceptively-edited-but-so-what/

    Yeah, but the truth is what the Collective TELLS you it is…if you are an idiot who cannot think.

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