Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on May 15, 2013 by Allahpundit

More than 50 major media organizations on Tuesday sent a letter to the Department of Justice protesting the seizure of two months of The Associated Press’ phone records and calling for the department to “mitigate the damage it has caused.”

In a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Deputy Attorney James M. Cole, the organizations — which include POLITICO and Allbritton Communications Company — ask that the DOJ return the secretly subpoenaed phone records and explain how government lawyers “overreached so egregiously in this matter.”

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It’s too soon to tell, of course. But there are some aspects of these stories that suggest they’re going to make more-than-medium-sized trouble for Obama.

To start with, while the particulars might be complicated, both stories are easily understandable to people who aren’t politics and news junkies. Here are the nubs: (1) The State Department intentionally obscured the truth about the death of an American ambassador weeks before a presidential election. (2) The IRS intentionally audited people and groups who opposed the president. Those are the take-home, headline versions of the stories and they’re pretty clear-cut.

Second, there’s still reporting to be done on both stories. We don’t know how much is left to be unearthed, but we do know that we haven’t touched bottom yet. How high up in the government did knowledge about the IRS’s activity go? And then why wasn’t it stopped? At the State Department, emails claimed that the “building’s leadership” wanted changes made to the CIA’s talking points memo. What and who, exactly, does that mean?

Not only do we not know the answers to those questions, but also the answers will probably prompt further queries.

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White House press correspondents tell POLITICO that, from their perspective, the coming weeks will serve as a “moment of truth” for Carney, who faces the greatest test of his tenure to date. Three days into a changed environment in the briefing room, they say they admire how he has held his ground, deflecting reporters inquiries while at the same time maintaining the cool, no-drama demeanor that has long been a defining feature of the Obama White House.

But these are still the early days, the White House correspondents say, and the onslaught is unlikely to die down anytime soon.

“It’s an entirely different environment in that briefing room now,” Jon Karl, the ABC News White House correspondent told POLITICO. “Jay Carney’s job just got a lot more difficult. He’s facing incoming from all directions.”

“It’s not a briefing anymore, it’s a pounding,” former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer said. “The best thing he can do is take the position of piñata and enjoy it.”

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If these scandals are indeed affecting the ideological landscape, this is bad news for liberals. It’s not just that the opposite ideology is getting some help from government bunglers, but the media is exacerbating the problem. Liberals believe that there is a role for government to play in mediating market failures, and there are plenty of stories of areas where the safety net is thinning as a result of sequestration—from cancer treatments to Head Start to Meals-on-Wheels—where government should step in. But those stories get lost in the scandal coverage of an administration, making it look like conservatives fundamentally understand something that liberals do not.

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GREENWALD: It’s very tough times and, you know, that’s what I said, I don’t think anyone wants, you know, people who are Obama supporters or supporters of progressive policies, this is not gleeful jumping up and down, this is saying this is sad, this is painful, but we’ve got to speak the truth and we’ve gotta create pressure. And maybe, you know, one positive thing to think about is, think about what people in the immigrant community (have) done, and the LGB community. When they were not getting what they needed, they pushed back. It’s similar with civil liberties, it’s going to be similar with war, it’s going to be similar with drones. We need to push back on this. And sadly, there is a pattern and this happens with all presidents, whether you call it the military industrial complex or the national security state, which checks on 1.7 billion emails every day, think about that power. They have a tremendous impact and power on whosever president. And it’s our job as real patriots to push against that.

SCHULTZ: Well, you know, if somebody’s politically motivated, they can destroy people’s lives. They can, they can, they can destroy candidates, they can destroy people’s lives. I mean, this is almost like a secret society that’s operating here. And if this goes all the way to the president, it’ll be the end of Barack Obama, it will. If this goes all the way to the president, this could be, this could be his downfall.

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Via Greg Hengler.

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Via Newsbusters.

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Axe, keep up the cool aloofness. It is a good look for you.

KCB on May 16, 2013 at 1:14 AM

I do cool aloofness really, really well. :)

. . . seeing things in new ways is exhausting.

A perfect sum is not made of perfect parts.

God using grossly imperfect people to do things? Something so common, it’s a running idea within Christianity. And we just accept it, and trust that he knows what he’s doing. Whole sermons about it.

Maybe he’s just building Eltham Palace using parts from a broken world. Maybe it’s absolutely perfect, even while it’s broken.

There are so. many. things. to think about.

Set theory.

Everything!

Axe on May 16, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2013 at 1:20 AM

Storms? Perhaps we’ll have to see what can be done to restore the tranqulity of the Glade. :)

thatsafactjack on May 16, 2013 at 1:24 AM

Oh, Axie, that room was designed to resemble the interiors of the grand ocean liners of the time. I forgot to add that.

Resist We Much on May 16, 2013 at 1:15 AM

omg i’m so glad you stayed up a while tonight.

:)

lol — all I’m saying.

Axe on May 16, 2013 at 1:25 AM

He was already floating :)

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2013 at 1:21 AM

snickers

Resist We Much on May 16, 2013 at 1:26 AM

Axe on May 16, 2013 at 1:23 AM

Axe is wise.

KCB on May 16, 2013 at 1:26 AM

Holding Back The Years – Simply Red

thatsafactjack on May 16, 2013 at 1:30 AM

omg i’m so glad you stayed up a while tonight.

:)

lol — all I’m saying.

Axe on May 16, 2013 at 1:25 AM

Me, too. :-)

Resist We Much on May 16, 2013 at 1:30 AM

Let’s RALLY the TROOPS!!…

williamg on May 16, 2013 at 1:30 AM

Jackie and Sophie. Good night HotAir!

KCB on May 16, 2013 at 1:31 AM

We Don’t Need Another Hero – Turner

thatsafactjack on May 16, 2013 at 1:35 AM

KCB on May 16, 2013 at 1:31 AM

Goodnight, Ken. Sleep well.:)

thatsafactjack on May 16, 2013 at 1:36 AM

nite KCB also known as Ken

Fred

jrsrigmvr on May 16, 2013 at 1:38 AM

False Messiah

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2013 at 1:39 AM

Free Falling – Petty

thatsafactjack on May 16, 2013 at 1:40 AM

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2013 at 1:39 AM

Very cool! :) You never cease to amaze and surprise.

thatsafactjack on May 16, 2013 at 1:41 AM

Axe on May 16, 2013 at 12:29 AM

lolz..
I tease those I like.

Spark is the moon
Ken is the sun
bazil9 on May 16, 2013 at 12:36 AM

…..Play me? Oh wait, no – that’s Neil Diamond!….

williamg on May 16, 2013 at 1:42 AM

Niters, everyone!

Resist We Much on May 16, 2013 at 1:42 AM

Resist We Much on May 16, 2013 at 1:42 AM

Goodnight, RWM. Sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on May 16, 2013 at 1:44 AM

Niters, everyone!

Resist We Much on May 16, 2013 at 1:42 AM

*pulls out hankie for ___*

SparkPlug on May 16, 2013 at 1:44 AM

You Don’t Know How It Feels – Petty

thatsafactjack on May 16, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Nite scrump!

williamg on May 16, 2013 at 12:53 AM
Sure..swing on by..just over 1000 miles away. :)

bazil9 on May 16, 2013 at 12:58 AM

GREAAAAT! Well – try to be ready a little bit early, ’cause I always like to stop and “Sonic” on the way in!….

williamg on May 16, 2013 at 1:45 AM

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2013 at 1:39 AM

Very cool! :) You never cease to amaze and surprise.

thatsafactjack on May 16, 2013 at 1:41 AM

Schad is the Master Cylinder and you are the Glade Zygote.

SparkPlug on May 16, 2013 at 1:45 AM

goodnight Sophie

Fred

jrsrigmvr on May 16, 2013 at 1:46 AM

Bwaah, she calls him Axie.

SparkPlug on May 16, 2013 at 1:46 AM

Goodnight Scrumpy, Sophie, Jacke, B9, Axe and all other glade-dwellers!

williamg on May 16, 2013 at 1:47 AM

Learning to Fly

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2013 at 1:47 AM

Spark is the moon
Ken is the sun
bazil9 on May 16, 2013 at 12:36 AM

Poop. I missed B9. Darn.

I’m the moon. yep.

SparkPlug on May 16, 2013 at 1:48 AM

I’m obviously going to be about the cabin, so officially going to lurk-mode . . . someone — for the love of all that’s good in the Universe — kiss Sophie goodnight.

(. . . just refreshed before posting; night Resist. :)

I’ll be . . . over here, rethinking cryptographic functions that don’t even need to create perfect answers as long as they create perfect answers taken together — omg.

And the Angela C. layout, entire.

And what the word “fashion” meant all these years, even though I never understood it.

And some bits of my religion.

And the structure of my enterprise as such.

FANTASTIC to see you, kick-ass Jackie. :)

Night everyone. :) Need me, shout. I’ll probably see it eventually.

Axe on May 16, 2013 at 1:49 AM

williamg on May 16, 2013 at 1:47 AM

Goodnight, williamg. Sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on May 16, 2013 at 1:50 AM

Axe on May 16, 2013 at 1:49 AM

Goodnight, Axefellow. I saw. :) Sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on May 16, 2013 at 1:52 AM

Fun follows MG around.

SparkPlug on May 16, 2013 at 1:52 AM

SparkPlug on May 16, 2013 at 1:52 AM

Goodnight, Spark. I think fun follows you around, too. Sleep well.:)

thatsafactjack on May 16, 2013 at 1:55 AM

i too am outta here

Adios: vaya con dios

Fred

jrsrigmvr on May 16, 2013 at 1:56 AM

It don’t mean a thing

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2013 at 1:57 AM

thatsafactjack on May 16, 2013 at 1:55 AM

See you tomorrow if I’m lucky. And I am.

SparkPlug on May 16, 2013 at 1:57 AM

Axie and Foxie are funny.

Sparky is the smilemeister of HA. I know how serious you also are, and how very smart. Don’t think that I don’t know.

Most all folks are fine
A few are just…oh well, it rhymes, but pigs are cleaner.

The Glade is always sunnier with Jackie in it.

Good night you strange creatures.

Schadenfreude on May 16, 2013 at 2:04 AM

Dan Rather is right: both parties have been guilty of abusing IRS gestapo powers over the years, probably a lot more than has been reported. Even if we fired and replaced every single IRS employee tomorrow, before long it will be just as corrupt as before, if not more so since the politicians will have more influence over a bunch of green IRS employees. I’m not an expert on IRS history but I believe it was created around 1913, when fascism and communism were on the rise in the world, and the IRS is one of the most prominent ways the tyrannical movement manifested itself in the US. After WWII, if we had truly been victorious over our fascist enemies, if people had only understood the nature of the IRS as we’ve come to know it today, (and soon even more with Obamacare), we should have destroyed the IRS before declaring the end of WWII.

It’s time to finally finish that war. Our ancestors already celebrated VE and VJ Days, now it’s time to finally defeat the fascist IRS!

I’m not anti-tax, I’m anti-IRS. I’m anti-tyranny. I’m pro-American. Tear down the IRS and replace it with a national sales tax and Obamacare will go down as well. America will experience a new era of freedom, liberty and prosperity and a time when it is desperately needed!

The corrupt D/R establishment will resist, They will say, “firing a few IRS scapegoats isn’t enough, they need to go to jail!”, but they probably won’t follow up. They will scoff at the notion of getting rid of the IRS because, because without it they lose a major source of corruption and tyranny.

The world has changed since WWII. These multinational cronies that control our government in the modern age are a new breed. Unlike the crony elite of the past, who were often corrupt, at least they were patriotic American for the most part and their success contributed greatly to the success of the nation. Now the cronies represent multinational corporations and union interests that are unpatriotic and dangerous. They profit by selling out and betraying the nation. At least in the past when crony elites thrived, so did America. This needs to change and getting rid of the IRS is a humungous step in the right direction.

FloatingRock on May 16, 2013 at 2:37 AM

In a way Obama was right about something he said in his brief remarks to the press Wed night, in fact this IRS gestapo scandal is fixable: we need to close the IRS and eliminate the inherently corrupt income tax regime with a national sales tax, which is far fairer, is relatively immune from corruption and more consistent with American principles of freedom and liberty.

In fact the federal government was originally funded with sales tax, I think mainly on booze. I’m not saying we should go back to that overnight, my position on this is not extremist, IMO, I support a flat national sales tax much like we have up here in Washington State. The new national sales tax, only begun after the income tax has been abolished, will if anything increase revenues by eliminating a lot of corruption in the land and relieving a huge burden from America’s shoulders.

This has been done in several states, it’s been tested, it’s proven to work. People in states with income taxes that have never lived in a sales-tax state without an income tax may think I’m talking crazy, but I’m not. In fact the states with the sales-tax and no-income tax are among the most successful US states!

Let’s do it!

FloatingRock on May 16, 2013 at 2:46 AM

I’m not saying we can eliminate the IRS this year, but it should be a goal that we should work to achieve in the next election or two.

Bring down the IRS and Obamacare falls too.

The tea party and liberty movements proved that we can defeat the establishment of both parties before, we can do it again, especially now that the IRS will have a harder time getting away with any more anti-American shenanigans.

FloatingRock on May 16, 2013 at 2:59 AM

The IRS is a vestigial government agency left over from a time when fascism and communism were spreading across the Earth. Now it is picking up where the Nazi’s and commies and has made itself the enemies of about half the US population, violating their Constitutional Rights in a way that the Nazi’s and commies could never hope to achieve in the olden days.

Even if the tea party and liberty movements successfully primary every Republican in ’14 and win their election, even if there are some tea party or liberty Dems that also win who would be our allies on important matters, I’m still not sure if we can override Obama’s or Biden’s veto, but after another big tea/liberty party win in ’14 I think we are bound to also have a tea party president in ’16!

In the meantime it will be a lot harder for the IRS and ruling class to get away with any more shenanigans, and if they do we’ll call them out and it will only backfire on them and work to our advantage, so tea party, reactivate! I think this is an achievable goal if we try, and even if we aren’t able to defeat the IRS in ’16, the effort will greatly boost the parallel effort to defeat Obamacare.

FloatingRock on May 16, 2013 at 3:24 AM

whatever happened to anti-control?

where is my sparky? :(

bazil9 on May 16, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Hello bmine9, darlin’! I’ve been A-OK, relatively speaking, how about you? Are you still a (beautiful) blonde? :) Missed ya (and most of the rest, too. Of course, I, Anti-Control, have missed the precious, completely non-narcissistic bluegill most of all!)

I’ll confess that I was already getting somewhat wearied by the amount of anger/negativity here, but I only dropped out February 21/22, after Richard Shelby said about Chuck Hagel, “He’s probably as good as we’re going to get,” a statement which prompted me to take a break from following politics. I started lurking here again a few days after the Boston Marathon bombing.

PS has there ever been a bigger dipsh!t in the history of HA than nonpartisan, whose each & every post causes me to ROFL@it? Its stupidity puts even Constantine’s to shame!

Anti-Control on May 16, 2013 at 3:28 AM

whatever happened to anti-control?

where is my sparky? :(

bazil9 on May 16, 2013 at 1:12 AM

Anti-Control is ^^^

I am (: <<<

SparkPlug on May 16, 2013 at 3:45 AM

What a night. Sure hope everyone in Texas is safe, after last night’s heavy storms.

esr1951 on May 16, 2013 at 6:14 AM

Morning, Hot Airians.

Morning Joe seems to have gotten a memo. Scarborough’s not on the set. Mika is refereeing Geist, Barnicle, that douchebag Donny Duetsch, and Michael Crowley (Time). Duetsch is plugging the theme that it was some isolated crackpots and that Americans are “too sophisticated to be duped by the faux right-wing outrage. (Notice, you are cool and sophisticated if you dismiss conservative righteous indignation.) Crowley is plugging the theme that the IRS was trying to address a problem with these 501(c)(4), an effort that just got away from them.

Here’s a decent NRO article debunking this liberal nonsense.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/348405/defending-taxman

BuckeyeSam on May 16, 2013 at 6:20 AM

so does the mj crew think dear leader did an awesome job last night like tingles thinks do…he showed leadership firing a guy who was going to leave in weeks anyway

do they vindication for obama with the scant emails that were distributed?

cmsinaz on May 16, 2013 at 6:26 AM

BuckeyeSam on May 16, 2013 at 6:20 AM

thanks buckeye so they are back to their status quo then…everything is the gop’s fault, the wh is not accountable for any actions taken by their underlings…

cmsinaz on May 16, 2013 at 6:28 AM

politico and their lib posters think dear leader stopped the bleeding last night, he did a heckuva job last night and the gop are infuriating because they won’t take what was given to them last night and end it there….

cmsinaz on May 16, 2013 at 6:35 AM

The only way the LSM can make their memes stick — like ‘faux right-wing outrage’ — is to keep viewers in the dark. The IRS was demanding from Linchpins of Liberty, a conservative educational group that trains high school and college students, a list of all those they trained. The piece appeared in The Daily Mail, which we all know is a British newspaper.

The IRS scandal is bigger than the LSM is willing to tell us.

The only reason we have low-information voters is because the liberal media are low-information providers.

Liam on May 16, 2013 at 6:35 AM

none of these scandals touch the president or the wh yet
-politico talking head

cmsinaz on May 16, 2013 at 6:36 AM

politico and their lib posters think dear leader stopped the bleeding last night, he did a heckuva job last night and the gop are infuriating because they won’t take what was given to them last night and end it there….

cmsinaz on May 16, 2013 at 6:35 AM

Like I’ve been saying, and we all knew all along, they’d toss a few sacrificial lambs and expect us to be pacified. Problem is, Miller (is that his name?) was leaving in rwo weeks anyway. Which means we didn’t even get a sacrificial lamb.

Liam on May 16, 2013 at 6:38 AM

esr1951 on May 16, 2013 at 6:32 AM

now that i would believe…

The only reason we have low-information voters is because the liberal media are low-information providers.

Liam on May 16, 2013 at 6:35 AM

ding ding ding

yup with joe not on set, the rest of the mj talking heads are claiming this will blow over and dear leader is going to come out just fine and the gop will overreach…they feel better

cmsinaz on May 16, 2013 at 6:39 AM

Liam on May 16, 2013 at 6:38 AM

yupper, they’ll keep up with this meme anyway

cmsinaz on May 16, 2013 at 6:42 AM

Mornin’, y’all!

I have never been a quitter. To leave office before my term is completed is opposed to every instinct in my body. But as president I must put the interests of America first Therefore, I shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow.

“Obama/Nixon: Presidential Scandal Deja Vu”
- Richard M. Nixon My take.

kingsjester on May 16, 2013 at 6:44 AM

The media are funny. Bush was personally blamed for Abu Ghraib (as if he flew 10,000 miles to torture prisoners), while Obama had no clue what was being done in his name? We’re expected to believe that?

The more the LSM defend him, the worse they make him sound. Aloof, indifferent, faced with a massive government too big for him to handle?

Liberals think those excuses help him, when in fact they confirm some of our reasons for opposing him.

Liam on May 16, 2013 at 6:46 AM

Good Morning, All. I just popped in to see if we had heard from cozmo. I hope the Texas folk are okay! Scary night. Off to work, I’m praying.

Cindy Munford on May 16, 2013 at 6:46 AM

cmsinaz on May 16, 2013 at 6:35 AM

What did Allah say? There isn’t anything that can’t be fixed by a picture of Obama. Interrupting the news hour to tell the country of something that was already going to happen……be still my heart. Have a great day.

Cindy Munford on May 16, 2013 at 6:48 AM

Liam on May 16, 2013 at 6:46 AM

+1 everything was bush’s fault and nothing is obama…

Cindy Munford on May 16, 2013 at 6:48 AM

good point :)
have a good one

cmsinaz on May 16, 2013 at 6:56 AM

kingsjester on May 16, 2013 at 6:44 AM

excellent KJ :)

cmsinaz on May 16, 2013 at 6:59 AM

and with all of this susan rice will be getting her promotion as national security advisor…

i feel better…twitchy

cmsinaz on May 16, 2013 at 7:00 AM

cmsinaz on May 16, 2013 at 6:59 AM

Thank you, ma’am!

It’s not over with, yet. Last night impressed no one.

kingsjester on May 16, 2013 at 7:01 AM

I have never been a quitter. To leave office before my term is completed is opposed to every instinct in my body. But as president I must put the interests of America first Therefore, I shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow.

kingsjester on May 16, 2013 at 6:44 AM

Big difference KJ. Pat Nixon was a lady. Even if the rat-eared passerby wanted to leave office early, there is no way Mooch would give up the free plane rides, vacations, and parties one nanosecond early. Yes, I really think she is that selfish, shallow, vile, and worthless as a First Lady, mother, woman, and human being.

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2013 at 7:03 AM

mika sounds like her old self, ‘we were silly for thinking dear leader would actually do something wrong’…

cmsinaz on May 16, 2013 at 7:03 AM

kingsjester on May 16, 2013 at 7:01 AM

yepper, presser should be fun, use his angry look when whining about the gop strawmen

cmsinaz on May 16, 2013 at 7:04 AM

I think Obama has a press conference today. We will see.

esr1951 on May 16, 2013 at 7:04 AM

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2013 at 7:03 AM

True. Hopefully, eventually, she will not have a choice.

kingsjester on May 16, 2013 at 7:05 AM

It’s not over with, yet. Last night impressed no one.

kingsjester on May 16, 2013 at 7:01 AM

My thoughts exactly. The Benghazi data dump seems to have raised more questions than answer them.

For example: We have a minute by minute timeline of the operation to “get” OBL including the rat-eared passerby’s golf game at Fort Belvior before going to the situation room. We know who was with him in there. We know that the White House leaked classified information to those filmmakers in order to facilitate getting the movie out ahead of the election.

When it comes to Benghazi we get to see a partial group of e-mails eight months later and we still don’t know four fundamental questions. Where was the President the night of 9/11/12? What did he know about the attack on our consulate? When did he know it? And if he knew it was a terror attack instantly (as he has claimed for months) where did this story about a YouTube video come from and why was that still his story two weeks later when he spoke before the UN. Something is rotten about all of this and no scandal in DC gets better with age.

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2013 at 7:10 AM

I think Obama has a press conference today. We will see.

esr1951 on May 16, 2013 at 7:04 AM

It is another pro-forma presser with a foreign leader. If he holds to the last one, they allowed one Brit and one American to ask a question. That is it. Don’t expect more out of this one.

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2013 at 7:11 AM

Sun’s comin up down here after a night of 10 – 11 twisters in North Central Texas last night.

Granbury,Milsap,Cleburne and later Ennis hit with twisters of all types. Nat’l Weather confirmed 10 last night. Death toll in Granbury so far is 6 in a pretty lil’ historic town of 7000. The minor injured loaded the seriously injured in their pickup trucks to get them to the local hospital…some went on to Ft. Worth hospitals. 14 still unaccounted for this morning…Search & Rescue units goin through the areas hardest hit.

Mile wide twister hit Cleburne,Tx. last night but mercifully no fatalities reported…

Gutfield compares media addiction to Obama to Memphis Mafia to Elvis…He’s a good addition to Breitbart

Here’s the link
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/05/15/Gut-Check-Intervention

workingclass artist on May 16, 2013 at 7:11 AM

thanks buckeye so they are back to their status quo then…everything is the gop’s fault, the wh is not accountable for any actions taken by their underlings…

cmsinaz on May 16, 2013 at 6:28 AM

MJ is no fun anymore. I did manage to peek in when they had NRO’s Kevin Williamson on about his new book. It’s hilarious to watch Mika, Donny, et al. deal with a libertarian like Williamson. They treat him like a dangerous, exotic zoo animal. That said, it’s tremendous to listen to a guy who makes decisions based on reasoning rather than feelings.

Anyway, the panels have been stocked with liberals. I turned away as they introduced Katy Kay (who’s actually a pretty good looking gal), Howard Fineman, Jeff Sachs, and Howard Dean–joining Mika and Donnie. Scarborough, apparently, has been put into solitary confinement at the WH’s request.

This is an amazing turnabout. Monday through Wednesday, Morning Joe was all about blowing Obama out of the water. Thursday, however, the WH (Valerie Jarrett) must have said “enough is enough,” and demanded that MJ get on script. It’s now like watching one of the nightly programs.

All the same, the past three days were enjoyable.

BuckeyeSam on May 16, 2013 at 7:11 AM

kingsjester on May 16, 2013 at 7:01 AM

it has only impressed the left wing, they are gleeful thinking gop is overreaching, there is no there there, he has done nothing wrong in their eyes…

cmsinaz on May 16, 2013 at 7:12 AM

link to twister photo posted at Gateway pundit
https://twitter.com/EdBigCon/status/334885524684812288/photo/1

workingclass artist on May 16, 2013 at 7:13 AM

BuckeyeSam on May 16, 2013 at 7:11 AM

agree

workingclass artist on May 16, 2013 at 7:11 AM

glad you are safe wca…

cmsinaz on May 16, 2013 at 7:14 AM

mika sounds like her old self, ‘we were silly for thinking dear leader would actually do something wrong’…

cmsinaz on May 16, 2013 at 7:03 AM

Look for more of that. Chris Matthews led the way last night. The rat-eared coward released all those Benghazi e-mails proving that you all were racists from the beginning. He’s outraged that his people would leak IRS data to partisan leftist groups. Eric Holder tried to answer about the AP scandal but he was treated horribly by those mean Republicans…….

In short, half steps will be proclaimed as full vindication of the filthy bastard. In much the same way doubt over the claim of his avid love of skeet shooting was declared fully cleared by one picture they found (where he isn’t even holding the firearm correctly).

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2013 at 7:17 AM

Holder says no

just like fast and furious, this will get swept under the rug…

cmsinaz on May 16, 2013 at 7:17 AM

In short, half steps will be proclaimed as full vindication of the filthy bastard.
Happy Nomad on May 16, 2013 at 7:17 AM

THIS

cmsinaz on May 16, 2013 at 7:18 AM

workingclass artist on May 16, 2013 at 7:11 AM

glad you are safe wca…

cmsinaz on May 16, 2013 at 7:14 AM

: )

Dallas got lucky I guess.

Newslink for updates:
http://www.wfaa.com/news/weather/BLOG-Severe-weather-in-North-Texas-207635661.html#weathercoverage

Hit the school in Cleburne

“At least one tornado ripped off roofs from homes, overturned vehicles, sucked out metal garage doors, snapped trees and sent residents in the Winchester subdivision scrambling into interior bathrooms and closets at about 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

“I was actually standing outside on my front porch and watched the tornado come across,” said Robert Barnett, another resident. “I’ve seen tornadoes before, I’ve chased them, but I’ve never seen one like this. It freaked me out.”

“Fortunately, we have not had any fatalities or serious injuries,” said Cleburne Mayor Scott Cain…”

http://www.wfaa.com/home/related/Cleburne-declares-disaster-cancels-school-after-tornado-207678601.html

workingclass artist on May 16, 2013 at 7:24 AM

Fox News reports on what the congressman said about the wiretapped cloak room, FWIW.

I’m cautious about that one.

Grace_is_sufficient on May 16, 2013 at 7:29 AM

E-mails start 3 days after…nonetheless…

“The documents, first reported by THE WEEKLY STANDARD in articles here and here, directly contradict claims by White House press secretary Jay Carney and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that the revisions of those talking points were driven by the intelligence community and show heavy input from top Obama administration officials, particularly those at the State Department.

The emails provide further detail about the rewriting of the talking points during a 24-hour period from midday September 14 to midday September 15. As THE WEEKLY STANDARD previously reported, a briefing from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence shows that the big changes came in three waves – internally at the CIA, after email feedback from top administration officials, and during or after a meeting of high-ranking intelligence and national security officials the following morning…”

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/newly-released-benghazi-emails-directly-contradict-white-house-claims_724603.html

workingclass artist on May 16, 2013 at 7:32 AM

workingclass artist on May 16, 2013 at 7:24 AM

wow

cmsinaz on May 16, 2013 at 7:34 AM

“The New Yorker’s Jeffrey Toobin isn’t one of those journalists. Writing in the New Yorker, Toobin is asking the question that none of his peers thought to ask: “Did the I.R.S. actually do anything wrong?” If you have no problem with government agents demanding lists of what books you’ve been reading and people you associate with, along with a printout of all your social media postings, then go ahead and entertain Toobin’s question. But Toobin doesn’t want to discuss this part of the IRS’s overreach. Instead, he launches into a long lament about the need for stricter campaign finance laws…”

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/jeffrey-toobin-did-irs-actually-do-anything-wrong_724594.html

*blech*

workingclass artist on May 16, 2013 at 7:36 AM

Hmmmm…

“The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official who apologized for targeting conservative nonprofit groups for extra scrutiny is married to an attorney whose firm hosted a voter registration organizing event for the 2012 Obama re-election campaign, praised President Obama’s policy work, and had one of its partners appointed by Obama to a key ambassadorship.

IRS Exempt Organizations Division director Lois G. Lerner, who has been described as “apolitical” in mainstream press coverage of the IRS scandal, is married to tax attorney Michael R. Miles, a partner at the law firm Sutherland Asbill & Brennan. The firm is based in Atlanta but has a number of offices including in Washington, D.C., where Miles works.

The 400-attorney firm hosted an organizing meeting at its Atlanta office for people interested in helping with voter registration for the Obama re-election campaign…

This is not the first of Lerner’s connections to the president to surface. Earlier this week The Daily Caller reported that Lerner personally signed the tax-exemption approval for a shady charity run by Obama’s half-brother, after an inexplicably brief one-month application process…”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/16/embattled-irs-official-lois-lerners-husbands-law-firm-hosted-an-obama-campaign-organizing-meeting/#ixzz2TSGpstiA

workingclass artist on May 16, 2013 at 7:41 AM

FloatingRock on May 16, 2013 at 2:46 AM

Sounds good to me. I like the idea of exempting food from the sales tax.

txhsmom on May 16, 2013 at 7:45 AM

I’m thinking this story is going to get even bigger. My gut tells me that if they had the balls to do this, they broke the law in other ways to suppress the effect of the Tea Party and other Conservative groups.

Rush had a caller that reminded us that a low level official in Ohio released a bunch of dirt on Joe the Plumber.

These people, most Democrats, are just thugs.

It’s not exaggerating at all to say we’re living under tyranny now.

smoothsailing on May 16, 2013 at 7:46 AM

About time for another terrorist attack from the “religion of peace” don’t you think?

acyl72 on May 16, 2013 at 7:51 AM

Happy Nomad on May 16, 2013 at 7:10 AM

Did the e-mails happen to mention WHO gave the order to STAND DOWN? Didn’t think so. (Hoping we will be distracted and forget to ask?) This group is loathesome.

indypat on May 16, 2013 at 8:00 AM

If Teflon is having a press conf today, we will see if a case of new Vaseline arrived and they are in full adoration mode. It will be telling.

hillsoftx on May 16, 2013 at 8:09 AM

workingclass artist on May 16, 2013 at 7:32 AM

All well and good those selectively released e-mails, but one can’t be certain all the cattle are safe with a new fence, until you check to find if there are any missing posts.

What they didn’t release is always the smoking gun and to paraphrase Nancy, we won’t what’s in them until he passes them to us.

Don L on May 16, 2013 at 8:35 AM

The NYT just came to Obama’s defense again–looking positive, “Nobody in the administration has been caught driving to Canada with Bo the dog strapped to the car roof.”

So, let’s give him the benefit of the doubt, ignore the picky stuff and all go back to messiahville…shall we?

Don L on May 16, 2013 at 8:45 AM

…very odd that this whole IRS thing…started in 2010…right after Tea Party like groups…made a difference in the mid-term elections!

KOOLAID2 on May 16, 2013 at 9:10 AM

…very odd that this whole IRS thing…started in 2010…right after Tea Party like groups…made a difference in the mid-term elections!

KOOLAID2 on May 16, 2013 at 9:10 AM

Good Point.

SparkPlug on May 16, 2013 at 2:55 PM

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