DON RICKLES ON DEMOCRATS

DON RICKLES ON DEMOCRATS

Only Don Rickles could get away with saying this stuff. 

Don Rickles Roasts the Dems… May 2009

Hello, dummies! Oh my God, look at you. Anyone else hurt in the accident?


Seriously, Senator Reid has a face of a Saint – A Saint Bernard. Now I know why they call you the arithmetic man.  You add partisanship, subtract pleasure, divide attention, and multiply ignorance.  Reid is so physically unimposing, he makes Pee Wee Herman look like Mr. T.   And Reid’s so dumb he makes Speaker Pelosi look like an intellectual
.   Nevada is soooo screwed!   If I were less polite, I’d say Reid makes Kevin Federline look successful.

Speaking of the Speaker… Nancy Pelosi, hubba, hubba!   ey baby, you must’ve been something before electricity.   Seriously, the Speaker may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot but don’t let that fool you.   She really is an idiot. Madame Speaker… Want to make twelve bucks the hard way? Pelosi says she’s not partisan, but her constituents call her Madame Pelossilini.

Charlie Rangel…. Still alive and still robbing the taxpayers blind. What does that make, six decades of theft? Rangel’s the only man with a rent-controlled mansion. He’s the guy who writes our tax laws but forgot to pay taxes on $75 grand in rental income! So why isn’t he the Treasury Secretary? Rangel runs more scams than a Nigerian Banker.

Barney Frank  –  he’s a better actor than Fred Flintstone.   Consider…   He and Dodd caused the whole financial meltdown and they’re not only not serving time with Bubba and Rodney, they’re still heading up the financial system!   Let’s all admit it…   Barney Frank slobbers more than a sheepdog on Novocain.   How did this guy get elected?   Oh, that’s right… he’s from Massachusetts.   That’s the state that elects Mr. Charisma, John Kerry — man of the people!

You know, if Senator Dodd were any more crooked, you could open wine bottles with him.   Here’s a news flash, Dodd: when your local newspaper calls you a “lying weasel,” it may be time to retire.   Dodd’s involved in more shady deals than the Clintons.   Even Rangel looks up to him!

Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, I really respect you…  Especially given your upbringing.   All you’ve overcome…   I heard your birth certificate is an apology from the condom factory.   I don’t know what makes you so dumb, but it really works for you. Personally, I don’t think you’re a fool, but what’s my opinion compared to that of thousands of others?   Gibbs does his best expositional work in the bathroom every morning.

As for President Obama, what can I say?   They say President Obama’s arrogant and aloof, but I don’t agree.   Now it’s true when you enter the room, you have to kiss his ring.   I don’t mind, but he has it in his back pocket.   His mind is open to new ideas — so open that ideas simply pass through it.   

Obama lies so much, I was actually surprised to find out his first name really was Barack.   Just don’t ask about his middle name!   But Obama was able to set a record…   He actually lied more in 60 days than Bill Clinton.   As far as his administration — what with the tax cheat and lobbyists — well, in the words of Patches O’Houlihan, “It’s like watching a bunch of retards trying to hump a doorknob out there.”

With all due respect.

 
FOR THOSE THAT VOTED FOR “HOPE AND CHANGE”… BEND OVER AND PREPARE TO RECEIVE YOUR BOUNTY.

J.D. Hayworth: ‘Time For (McCain) to Come Home’

Saturday, January 23, 2010
J.D. Hayworth: ‘Time For (McCain) to Come Home’
Posted by: Meredith Jessup at 2:24 PM
Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth says he’s planning to challenge Arizona’s current senior Senator, John McCain, during the upcoming Republican primary election.  CNN reports

The former six-term congressman stepped down Friday as host of his conservative talk radio program on a radio station in Phoenix.

“We will formally announce at a later time, but we’re moving forward to challenge John McCain,” Hayworth told the Associated Press. “I think we all respect John. I think his place in history is secure. But after close to a quarter-century in Washington, it’s time for him to come home.”

Hayworth told AP that a recent “outpouring of support” from people in Arizona asking him to run changed his mind about challenging McCain, the 2008 GOP presidential nominee and four-term senator who’s up for re-election this year.

McCain’s already facing a primary challenge from Chris Simcox, a co-founder of the Minuteman movement.  Simcox announced his candidacy last April and then resigned from the volunteer organization, which tries to prevent illegal crossings of the U.S. border. McCain’s past support of immigration reform legislation in Congress nearly derailed his presidential bid two years ago.

And, as I noted earlier this week, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will be appearing in Arizona to fundraise for her old running mate.  Should be an interesting election to watch down in Arizona…

Eight in 10 of all Americans surveyed call the economy the top priority. Note Global Warming is Dead Last

Eight in 10 of all Americans surveyed call the economy the top priority.

Posted January 25, 2010 9:30 AM

by Mark Silva

As President Barack Obama starts his second year in office — with his first State of the Union address scheduled Wednesday night — the public’s priorities look much like they did when he was sworn into office: Strengthening the nation’s economy and improving the job situation. Eight in 10 of all Americans surveyed call that job No. 1.

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Considering the fact that unemployment stood at 7.7 percent at the president’s inauguration, and at 10 percent in December, it’s not surprising that the economy still tops the list of issues which people name in the Pew Research Center’s surveys of public priorities. (See the list from the Pew Center at the left.)

At the same time, another big issue has risen in importance in the public’s eye: The percentage saying that reducing the federal budget deficit should be a top priority has grown from 53 percent to 60 percent over the year.

Watch for Obama to tout his support for a bipartisan budget commission to grapple with the growing problems of spending surpassing revenues on Wednesday night.

And at the same time, some other big issues have lost some traction: The share saying the nation’s energy problem should be a top priority has slipped from 60 percent to 49 percent in the past year. With the “cap-and-trade” energy bill that passed the House last year with the support of a handful of Republicans mired in the Senate — and the Senate soon facing a 41-vote Republican minority — there may not be much talk about energy this week.

The latest survey of the Pew Research Center also finds that health care has slipped from a top priority among 61 percent in January 2001 to 49 percent.

And “notably, there is now a wider partisan gap in opinion about this issue than for any of the 21 issues included in the survey,” the Pew Center’s Andrew Kohut reports today: “75 percent of Democrats rate providing health insurance to the uninsured as a top priority compared with just 26 percent of Republicans” agreeing.

The president is sure to address health care in the State of the Union address, though he is counting on congressional leaders to sort out the way forward on the issue now that his party faces a loss of a filibuster-proof Senate.

Just 28 precent say that dealing with global warming should be a top policy priority, largely unchanged from a year ago. This is the lowest measure for any issue tested in the survey.

One in four of those surveyed say Obama’s State of the Union address will be more important than previous addresses.

The Pew survey of 1,504 adults conducted Jan. 6-10 carries a possible margin of error of plus or minus three percentage points.

Berry: Obama said “big difference” between ‘10 and ‘94 is “me”

Berry: Obama said “big difference” between ‘10 and ‘94 is “me”

January 25th, 2010

Wow! Obama’s arrogance is irritating members of his own party. Rep Marion Berry who announced today that he will not be seeking re-election took a shot at President Obama for his arrogance and lack of leadership.

Glenn Thrush of Politico has the scoop: Rep. Marion Berry’s parting shot, published in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette [no link, subscription only] offers a warning to moderate Democrats and border state moderates — warning of a midterm bloodbath comparable to the 54-seat D-to-R swing in 1994.

But the jaw-dropper is Berry’s claim that President Obama personally dismissed any comparison between Democrats now and under Bill Clinton 16 years ago — by saying his personal popularity would bail everybody out.

Writes ADG reporter Jane Fullerton: Berry recounted meetings with White House officials, reminiscent of some during the Clinton days, where he and others urged them not to force Blue Dogs “off into that swamp” of supporting bills that would be unpopular with voters back home.

“I’ve been doing that with this White House, and they just don’t seem to give it any credibility at all,” Berry said. “They just kept telling us how good it was going to be. The president himself, when that was brought up in one group, said, ‘Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me.’ We’re going to see how much difference that makes now.” [snip]

“I began to preach last January that we had already seen this movie and we didn’t want to see it again because we know how it comes out,” said Arkansas’ 1st District congressman, who worked in the Clinton administration before being elected to the House in 1996… “I just began to have flashbacks to 1993 and ’94. No one that was here in ’94, or at the day after the election felt like. It certainly wasn’t a good feeling.”

United in Hate: The Left’s Romance with Tyranny and Terror

United in Hate: The Left’s Romance with Tyranny and Terror

Posted By Jonathan Schanzer On January 25, 2010 @ 12:10 am In FrontPage | 11 Comments

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[This review is reprinted from Middle East Quarterly [1]]

Dr. Jamie Glazov, editor of FrontPageMag.com, exposes the hypocrisy of leftists and liberals who claim to champion the principles of freedom, democracy, liberalism, and feminism yet support both communist and Islamist dictatorships, which implement none of these principles.

David Horowitz, Glazov’s boss, also wrote a book in 2004, Unholy Alliance, on this subject, but Glazov digs deeper. The author, who fled the Soviet Union as a child and earned a PhD from York Univeristy in Toronto in Soviet studies, points in the first 100 pages of the book to a nucleus of American apologists in the 1930s who heaped praise on communist strongman Joseph Stalin, including Walter Duranty of The New York Times and author Upton Sinclair. In the generation that followed, intellectuals including novelist Normal Mailer and feminist activist Simone de Beauvoir continued to apologize for communist regimes in Cuba, China, Nicaragua, and Vietnam.

With the decline of communism, the Left began to support Islamism. Whereas journalists, novelists and activists led the charge in the first wave, Glazov explains in the second half of the book, the most vociferous defenders of Islamism now come from the Ivory Tower.

After the Iranian revolution in 1979, French philosopher Michel Foucalt, who enjoyed stints at the University of Buffalo and University of California Berkeley, lauded Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini as a “saint.” The late English professor Edward Said, famous for his anti-Western philosophy, Orientalism, became a popular apologist for Palestinian Islamist violence in the 1990s. In 2001, Rutgers University English professor, Barbara Foley, called the 9-11 attacks a legitimate response to the “fascism” of U.S. foreign policy. In 2006, Noam Chomsky, an M.I.T. linguistics professor, lauded Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, whose group calls for the destruction of America and Israel.

What Glazov does not explicitly note is that the foremost apologists for Islamism in the universities are the specialists in Middle Eastern Studies. From Columbia’s Rashid Khalidi to Georgetown’s John Esposito, the field has become overwrought with professor-activists who now rationalize Islamism to new generations of students.

But, Glazov provides ample proof that the professors are not alone. Filmmaker Michael Moore likened Iraqi terrorists to “minutemen.” Media mogul Ted Turner reported lauded the 9/11 hijackers as “brave.” And, of course, former U.S. president Jimmy Carter met Hamas leader Khaled Meshal, against the wishes of the U.S. State Department, and now seeks to engage in diplomacy with the group best known for suicide bombing.

Glazov’s lucid and compelling book would be strengthened by distinguishing more clearly between liberal-Left and far-Left. Indeed, not everyone who identifies with the former supports the ideals of the latter. Still, United in Hate highlights an important and disturbing trend that has made the battle of ideas against Islamists and despots that much harder to win.

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To order United in Hate, click here [2].

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Sarah Palin: Mr. President: Please Try, “I’m Listening, People,” Instead of “Listen Up, People!”

Sarah Palin: Mr. President: Please Try, “I’m Listening, People,” Instead of “Listen Up, People!”

Mr. President: Please Try, “I’m Listening, People,” Instead of “Listen Up, People!”
 Yesterday at 6:33pm
We’ve now seen three landslide Republican victories in three states that President Obama carried in 2008. From the tea parties to the town halls to the Massachusetts Miracle, Americans have tried to make their opposition to Washington’s big government agenda loud and clear. But the President has decided that this current discontent isn’t his fault, it’s ours. He seems to think we just don’t understand what’s going on because he hasn’t had the chance – in his 411 speeches and 158 interviews last year – to adequately explain his policies to us.

Instead of sensibly telling the American people, “I’m listening,” the president is saying, “Listen up, people!” This approach is precisely the reason people are upset with Washington. Americans understand the president’s policies. We just don’t agree with them. But the president has refused to shift focus and come around to the center from the far left. Instead he and his old campaign advisers are regrouping to put a new spin on the same old agenda for 2010.

Americans aren’t looking for more political strategists. We’re looking for real leadership that listens and delivers results. The president’s former campaign adviser is now calling on supporters to “get on the same page,” but what’s on that page? He claims that the president is “resolved” to “keep fighting for” his agenda, but we’ve already seen what that government-growth agenda involves, and frankly the hype doesn’t give us much hope. Real health care reform requires a free market approach; real job creation involves incentivizing, not punishing, the job-creators; reining in the “big banks” means ending bailouts; and stopping “the undue influence of lobbyists” means not cutting deals with them behind closed doors.

Instead of real leadership, though, we’ve had broken promises and backroom deals. One of the worst: candidate Obama promised to go through the federal budget “with a scalpel,” but President Obama spent four times more than his predecessor. Want more? Candidate Obama promised that lobbyists “won’t find a job in my White House,” but President Obama gave at least a dozen former lobbyists top administration jobs. Candidate Obama promised us that we could view his health care deliberations openly and honestly on C-SPAN, but President Obama cut deals behind closed doors with industry lobbyists. Candidate Obama promised us that we would have at least five days to read all major legislation, but President Obama rushed through bills before members of Congress could even read them.

Candidate Obama promised us that his economic stimulus package would be targeted and pork-free, but President Obama signed a stimulus bill loaded with pork and goodies for corporate cronies. Candidate Obama railed against Wall Street greed, but President Obama cozied up to bankers as he extended and expanded their bailouts. Candidate Obama promised us that for “Every dollar that I’ve proposed [in spending], I’ve proposed an additional cut so that it matches.” We’re still waiting to see how President Obama will cut spending to match the trillion he’s spent.

More than anything, Americans were promised jobs, but the president’s stimulus package has failed to stem our rising unemployment rate. Maybe it was unfair to expect that an administration with so little private sector experience would understand something about job creation. How many Obama Administration officials have ever had to make a payroll or craft a business plan in the private sector? How many have had to worry about not having the resources to invest and expand? The president’s big government policies have made hiring a new employee a difficult commitment for employers to make. Ask yourself if the Obama Administration has done anything to make it easier for employers to hire. Have they given us any reassurance that the president will keep taxes low and not impose expensive new regulations?

Candidate Obama over-promised; President Obama has under-delivered. We understand you, Mr. President. We’ve listened to you again and again. We ask that you now listen to the American people.

– Sarah Palin

Obama Uses Teleprompters to speak at an elementary school

Obama Uses Teleprompters to speak at an elementary school

January 25th, 2010

 Do you really need teleprompters to speak to elementary school kids?