Quotes of the day

posted at 10:41 pm on May 21, 2013 by Allahpundit

Monday’s revelation amounts to the fifth iteration of the Obama administration’s account of events, after initially saying that the White House had first learned of the controversy from the press…

Carney pushed back at reporters frustrated with the shifting narrative. “I said that I didn’t know (these details) until Friday, but I’m getting this information to you now,” he said.

Republicans instantly took issue with the latest White House timeline.

“I can’t wait until tomorrow’s version of events,” tweeted Brendan Buck, spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner.

***

Carney wasn’t the only one peddling the wrong story — one that easily and instantly could have been corrected by Ruemmler herself or, perhaps, others in the White House Counsel’s Office who might have been working on the matter of the IG report.

Instead, another top White House aide gave me the same song and dance last week after Carney did…

With two winning presidential campaigns built on successful grassroots fundraising, with a former White House counsel (in 2010-11) who is one of the Democrats’ leading experts on campaign law (Bob Bauer), with former top campaign officials having been ensconced as staffers in the White House (David Axelrod, who left for the reelection campaign in early 2011, and Dan Pfeiffer among others), it’s hard to imagine that the Obama inner circle was oblivious to the issue of what the IRS was doing in Cincinnati.

***

Knowing the consequences that would befall the Obama administration if the White House or Obama’s reelection campaign knew in real time that the IRS was targeting conservatives, I desperately want to believe Pfeiffer. I’ve known him for years. I like him. He’s never lied to me.

But Pfeiffer is part of an institution that has demonstrated an inability and/or unwillingness to tell the full truth about the IRS scandal and a spate of other controversies. The White House can’t be trusted

In politics, as in life, when you constantly change your story, even on small matters, you sow doubt about your credibility and competence.

In different ways, each of the so-called Obama scandals revolve around the issue of trust (as I wrote here, here, here, here, and here). The president’s greatest asset is his credibility. If this pattern of spinning and shifting stories continues, it could become a liability.

***

First they came for Fox News, and they did not speak out—because they were not Fox News. Then they came for government whistleblowers, and they did not speak out—because they were not government whistleblowers. Then they came for the maker of a YouTube video, and—okay, we know how this story ends. But how did we get here?…

It’s instructive to go back to the dawn of Hope and Change. It was 2009, and the new administration decided it was appropriate to use the prestige of the White House to viciously attack a news organization—Fox News—and the journalists who work there. Remember, President Obama had barely been in office and had enjoyed the most laudatory press of any new president in modern history. Yet even one outlet that allowed dissent or criticism of the president was one too many. This should have been a red flag to everyone, regardless of what they thought of Fox News. The math was simple: if the administration would abuse its power to try and intimidate one media outlet, what made anyone think they weren’t next?

Trashing reporters comes easy in Obama-land. Behind the scenes, Obama-centric Democratic operatives brand any reporter who questions the administration as a closet conservative, because what other explanation could there be for a reporter critically reporting on the government?

***

There’s really no reason for the press to suggest that the recent slew of scandals involving the Obama administration — Benghazi, the AP phone-record seizure, the snooping in James Rosen’s e-mail, the IRS’s targeting of conservative groups, and so on — are a confusing jumble. There is a very clear thread running through all of the administration’s actions…

All of these actions involve an effort to control information.

Some parts of this administration focus on preventing information that is contrary to the administration’s agenda from getting out, or hindering its distribution, and making sure that the only information that goes out supports the perspective of the administration. Other parts leak confidential information designed to attack the reputations of those holding perspectives the administration opposes (NOM, the nine conservative groups) or other whistleblowers (ATF agent Dodson).

***

Moral authority entails a moral hazard: the temptation to abuse political and cultural power. Today’s liberal left conceives of itself as being on the side of all that is good, right and reasonable. It caricatures the right as racist, extremist, greedy, dishonest, fanatically religious, prone to violence–and dangerous because, through the Republican Party, it has maintained parity in the political arena. Of the 10 presidential elections since Watergate, each party won 5; and voters haven’t entrusted the Democrats with full control of government for more than two years since the Carter era.

If ordinary politics are a battle between good and evil, then winning becomes an overriding moral imperative. The end justifies the means: Journalists shade or conceal the truth in the service of a “larger truth.” Government restricts political speech in the name of promoting democracy. Administrative agencies perpetrate injustice in the name of “social justice.” That’s how IRS agents could think it was their patriotic duty to help fix an election for the party in power…

If Obama is no savior, neither is he the devil. He is but a man who, through a combination of ambition, talent, character and luck, became the central figure in the left’s crisis of authority. That crisis had been building for decades, seems to be reaching a culmination now, and will be resolved we know not how, except that we expect the process to be convulsive.

***

I didn’t understand it all back then, but I understand it now. Once there were old bosses. Now there are new bosses. And shopkeepers still keep their mouths shut. Tavern owners still keep their mouths shut.

Even billionaires keep their mouths shut.

One hard-working billionaire whose children own the Chicago Cubs dared to open his mouth. Joe Ricketts considered funding a political group critical of Obama before last year’s campaign. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Obama’s former chief of staff, made it clear that if the Cubs wanted City Hall’s approval to refurbish decrepit Wrigley Field, Ricketts better back off.

It happened. He backed off. It was sickening. But it was and is Chicago.

And now — with the IRS used as political muscle and the Obama administration keeping that secret until after the president was elected — America understands it too.

***

***

“I think in order for government to gain its trust back, someone needs to be fired, someone needs to be held responsible, and, if it’s criminal, someone needs to go to jail.”



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Distrust!

KCB on May 21, 2013 at 10:42 PM

Monday’s revelation amounts to the fifth iteration of the Obama administration’s account of events, after initially saying that the White House had first learned of the controversy from the press…

They’re going to keep revising their talking points until they get it right.

RickB on May 21, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Do I need to say if this were a Republican President?

sandee on May 21, 2013 at 10:45 PM

Ninth!

ManWithNoParty on May 21, 2013 at 10:45 PM

I have a hateful question. Are the kids from the elementary school in OK going to be trotted out to the White House and sporting events? If so, what will be the “cause” global warming or ending sequestration?

Cindy Munford on May 21, 2013 at 10:47 PM

The president’s greatest asset is his credibility.

LOL… We are talking about a man who lies in every sentence he speaks… The man cannot speak the truth no matter how simple it is…

mnjg on May 21, 2013 at 10:50 PM

“I think in order for government to gain its trust back, someone needs to be fired, someone needs to be held responsible, and, if it’s criminal, someone needs to go to jail.”

But it should be the right person..
Not some some unknown video producer…

Hmmmm?

Electrongod on May 21, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Can we call it a “scandal plagued” administration, now?

JimK on May 21, 2013 at 10:52 PM

The media’s vacation from their ” repressed tolerance” of these ruling class scumbag Democrites will be over shortly.

Enjoy the feigned Media outrage whilst it lasts.

FlaMurph on May 21, 2013 at 10:53 PM

It was sickening. But it was and is Chicago.

The folks voted for the Chicago Way, twice.

Bruno Strozek on May 21, 2013 at 10:53 PM

Is anyone else completely unimpressed with all the caterwauling by lefty media pundits over how shocked they are that the Obama Administration is so disengenuous and heavy handed?

Curtiss on May 21, 2013 at 10:54 PM

You know it’s an info overload day at Hot Air when you only have 9 comments 15 minutes after posting QOTD.

What a day!

can_con on May 21, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Monday’s revelation amounts to the fifth iteration of the Obama administration’s account of events, after initially saying that the White House had first learned of the controversy from the press…

Barky’s retarded junta does this all the time. Leftists, the MSM, and the Vichy Republicans (but I repeat myself) don’t care. They are just dazzled by his skin and the thought of bringing everything crashing down – “to teach those Americans a lesson”.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 21, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Benghazigate 911. Obama lied Oprah cried hillary tried and people died

SparkPlug on May 21, 2013 at 10:56 PM

The LightBringer has brought a Political Plague
to all he touchs,

he has broughtus/wroughtus DarkNess!!!!!

canopfor on May 21, 2013 at 10:57 PM

You know it’s an info overload day at Hot Air when you only have 9 comments 15 minutes after posting QOTD.

What a day!

can_con on May 21, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Personally, trying to make up for previous noisiness with quietness. :) Also, real life is much more compelling at the moment.

Ur right though.

Axe on May 21, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Benghazigate 911. Obama lied Oprah cried hillary tried and people died

SparkPlug on May 21, 2013 at 10:56 PM

SparkPlug:The NeverEnding Story:)

canopfor on May 21, 2013 at 11:00 PM

canopfor

You might want to add this to your Benghazi files:

Benghazi Exclusive: State Department Denies Libya Weapons Buyback program Exists

luckybogey on May 21, 2013 at 11:00 PM

It just occurred to me that before this thing is over with, Rachel Maddow is going to cry.

It’s the little things in life.

Curtiss on May 21, 2013 at 11:01 PM

Well, Obama won’t be impeached or go to prison and he’s a relatively young man. I’ll settle for having him be a total lame duck for the next three years, step down in 2016 with no authority or credibility and a well publicised legacy of spending eight years trying to destroy this country.

a capella on May 21, 2013 at 11:01 PM

ABC News- 30 minutes of tornado. News blackout.

Chess peices are moving. Shoes are dropping.

wolly4321 on May 21, 2013 at 11:01 PM

You know it’s an info overload day at Hot Air when you only have 9 comments 15 minutes after posting QOTD.

What a day!

can_con on May 21, 2013 at 10:55 PM

Trolls are still trying to get their talking points straight.

nobar on May 21, 2013 at 11:01 PM

You know it’s an info overload day at Hot Air when you only have 9 comments 15 minutes after posting QOTD.

What a day!

can_con on May 21, 2013 at 10:55 PM

can_con:True Dat:)

canopfor on May 21, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Axe on May 21, 2013 at 10:58 PM

Cheers to real life!

can_con on May 21, 2013 at 11:02 PM

Maybe things would be different if there were real negative consequences for transgressions instead of promotions and ever more money. The apathy and the stupid are thick enough to cut with a knife.

Scotsman on May 21, 2013 at 11:02 PM

The LightBringer has brought a Political Plague
to all he touchs,

he has broughtus/wroughtus DarkNess!!!!!

canopfor on May 21, 2013 at 10:57 PM

U just wax poetic? :)

You’re light-bringer has brought us, wrought us, darkness. Away from me, Brutus. I’ll nothing more of you till your darkness called light is your light called darkness, call them what you will.

Axe on May 21, 2013 at 11:03 PM

a capella on May 21, 2013 at 11:01 PM

I will settle for shoes thrown and spit heading his direction come 2016.

Electrongod on May 21, 2013 at 11:03 PM

A lot of good points made today about how complicit the media has been with the Petreus railroading, F&F whistleblower railroading, etc…but now they are up in arms because it’s happening to them. What did they think would happen? I think that all of these Lib elitists think that they are on the “inside” and that O’s tyrannical ways are something that happens to just other people.

Kirstin Powers nailed it pretty well in her column. Granted she thinks that Government is the answer to everything and is a liberal line-tower, but she calls out BS when she see it…I guess.

Jackalope on May 21, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Obama stole the election by silencing opposition.

John the Libertarian on May 21, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Hillary tried denied

SparkPlug on May 21, 2013 at 11:05 PM

John the Libertarian on May 21, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Its a thought crime to be against Obama.

SparkPlug on May 21, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Cheers to real life!

can_con on May 21, 2013 at 11:02 PM

*clink* :)

Metaphorical clink. It’s really a home-made roll. But, for the life of me, I’m not sure how to get the idea of waving a home-made roll into a pair of asterisks such that the idea of the salute is preserved.

Axe on May 21, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Good thing Benghazi is such a laughable joke to lighten things up around here.

John the Libertarian on May 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM

Obama stole the election by silencing opposition.

John the Libertarian on May 21, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Yes, he did. And, he won’t ever be punished for it.

a capella on May 21, 2013 at 11:07 PM

“Unfortunately you’ve grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that’s at the root of all of our problems. Some of these same voices do their best to gum up the works. They’ll warn that tyranny is always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices.”

Bahahahahahahahahahahah
Baaahahahahahahahahah

hahahahahahahaha

Electrongod on May 21, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Obama stole the election by silencing opposition.

John the Libertarian on May 21, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Mittens silenced himself and the rest of the GOP leadership was busy stabbing conservatives in the back every single day. Optimal circumstances for the Ineligible Indonesian Dog-Eating America-Hating Imbecile. And now the GOP leadership is busy trying to make sure that their long-sought after political suicide is finally complete with their treasonous dance with illegals and the way they tried to collapse so badly on gun control. Heck, I’m still waiting for indictments from criminal acts that Barky and his junta engaged in YEARS AGO, let alone the constant flurry of new ones that we’ve been treated on a regular monthly basis.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 21, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Personally, trying to make up for previous noisiness with quietness. :) Also, real life is much more compelling at the moment.

Ur right though.

Axe on May 21, 2013 at 10:58 PM

This isn’t real??????

KCB on May 21, 2013 at 11:10 PM

canopfor on May 21, 2013 at 10:57 PM

runnin on empty

jrsrigmvr on May 21, 2013 at 11:10 PM

“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.” ~ T.E. Lawrence

thatsafactjack on May 21, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Obama stole the election by silencing opposition.

John the Libertarian on May 21, 2013 at 11:04 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 21, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Romney didn’t have a clue what he was up against.

Curtiss on May 21, 2013 at 11:12 PM

This isn’t real??????

KCB on May 21, 2013 at 11:10 PM

Axe on May 21, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Metaphorical clink. It’s really a home-made roll. But, for the life of me, I’m not sure how to get the idea of waving a home-made roll into a pair of asterisks such that the idea of the salute is preserved.

Axe on May 21, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Let me assist.

*Toast*

thatsafactjack on May 21, 2013 at 11:13 PM

I’m suprised you guys haven’t accused Obama of controlling the weather yet. It does seem like when ever he’s going thru a little turmoil there comes along some type of weather related event that grabs the countrys attention.

Politricks on May 21, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Axe on May 21, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Nicely done! Did I see Jackie?

KCB on May 21, 2013 at 11:14 PM

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 21, 2013 at 11:08 PM

Romney didn’t have a clue what he was up against.

Curtiss on May 21, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Imagine if 500 grass-roots organizations were allowed to raise money and knock on doors to get out the vote.

John the Libertarian on May 21, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Why do Republicans act like thy would be appeased by chopping off some heads at the IRS when the real problem is the tyranny of any government as big as ours?

Valiant on May 21, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Politricks on May 21, 2013 at 11:13 PM

We’re not the ones who called him “The One” and “The Messiah”. You’re thinking of the LEFT.

thatsafactjack on May 21, 2013 at 11:15 PM

thatsafactjack on May 21, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Everyone was worried about you. Did you check in earlier?

nobar on May 21, 2013 at 11:16 PM

“All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.” ~ T.E. Lawrence

thatsafactjack on May 21, 2013 at 11:12 PM

I keep trying to explain to womens that I am very dangerous, and therefore sexy, for similar reasons. :) Doesn’t work. Prolly shouldn’t use baby talk when I say it.

:) e’en. — (Now take your quote where you wanted.)

*Toast*

thatsafactjack on May 21, 2013 at 11:13 PM

ROTF –brilliant!

Axe on May 21, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Granted she thinks that Government is the answer to everything and is a liberal line-tower, but she calls out BS when she see it…I guess.

Jackalope on May 21, 2013 at 11:04 PM

She’s pretty honest and courageous in her opinions. I don’t agree with most of her political philosophy but I respect her willingness to engage her own side when she thinks they are wrong. I’ve also noticed a little softening on her pro-choice/prolife position. I think the Gosnell infantcides forced her to confront the origin of life issues again and she’s wavering. She seems to be intellectually honest with herself on most issues, which I like, and she’s not a bombthrower. She’s a thousand times smarter than Hannity.

a capella on May 21, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Why do Republicans act like thy would be appeased by chopping off some heads at the IRS when the real problem is the tyranny of any government as big as ours?

Valiant on May 21, 2013 at 11:15 PM

You have a valid point. Given the size of our government and the deep reach due to the 16′th amendment, there is no way to prevent abuse; elimination of the power to tax individuals would be a good answer. Right now though, I’ll look at having those heads as a good start.

AZfederalist on May 21, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Imagine if 500 grass-roots organizations were allowed to raise money and knock on doors to get out the vote.

John the Libertarian on May 21, 2013 at 11:14 PM

Clearly, this thought occurred to someone in the White House.

Curtiss on May 21, 2013 at 11:18 PM

Romney didn’t have a clue what he was up against.

Curtiss on May 21, 2013 at 11:12 PM

Why not? Most of the commenters, here, knew Barky and how he operates quite well and none of us has been running for the Presidency for 47 years, already.

Mittens just wanted to win the primary and then didn’t gie a sh!t what happened. He sucked. And many of us (who knew Barky better than Mittens did) didn’t want Mittens anywhere near the candidacy, to begin with. He was the worst person to run. THE WORST. The last election we had the representatives of illegals and aliens the world round run (not to mention tons of other fatal problems McShame had). This one we had the author of state-level health insurance mandates (who was too stupid and obstinate to ever even say that he was mistaken, not to mention his constant need to make sure he included “and replace” in with every call to repeal BarkyCare – though even those calls petered out pretty quickly) to run when the biggest issue of 2010 and the 2012 election was getting rid of BarkyCare and the whole national socialist junk.

Mittens has no excuses. He never should have been in the primary. If he had any (political) decency he would not have even tried to run. He sucked and he knew that he sucked.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 21, 2013 at 11:18 PM

it does seem like when ever he’s going thru a little turmoil…..

Politricks on May 21, 2013 at 11:13 PM

You mean bumps in the road…

Electrongod on May 21, 2013 at 11:18 PM

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Recent: New MSNBC theory: Maybe the IRS commissioner appointed by Bush targeted tea partiers because they’re a threat to the GOP
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canopfor on May 21, 2013 at 11:19 PM

nobar on May 21, 2013 at 11:16 PM

Last evening. I was busy yesterday trying to organize some relief for the victims.

thatsafactjack on May 21, 2013 at 11:19 PM

Politricks on May 21, 2013 at 11:13 PM

He’ll use said same weather to promote his green cronyism or more taxes. In the infamous words of Rahm Emanuel “Never let a serious crisis go to waste.”

Cindy Munford on May 21, 2013 at 11:19 PM

I’m suprised you guys haven’t accused Obama of controlling the weather yet. It does seem like when ever he’s going thru a little turmoil there comes along some type of weather related event that grabs the countrys attention.

Politricks on May 21, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Cheney has the weather machine.

RickB on May 21, 2013 at 11:19 PM

So long as Rubio, Hatch, McConnell, the Chamber of Commerce, and the WSJ secure the lightbringer’s second-term legacy, what’s a little scandal?

kunegetikos on May 21, 2013 at 11:20 PM

It was sickening. But it was and is Chicago.

The folks voted for the Chicago Way, twice.

Bruno Strozek on May 21, 2013 at 10:53 PM

With respect…

… I don’t think Obowma voters would know the ‘Chicago Way’ if it were sitting on their faces.

Seven Percent Solution on May 21, 2013 at 11:20 PM

I’m suprised you guys haven’t accused Obama of controlling the weather yet. It does seem like when ever he’s going thru a little turmoil there comes along some type of weather related event that grabs the countrys attention.

Politricks on May 21, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Like when Barky announced that 10,000 people were killed in a Kansas tornado that actually killed 12?

Yeah … you guys picked a real winner. On the bright side, Barky’s only about 16 points shy of a 3 digit IQ, so I guess that’s something …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 21, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Cheney has the weather machine.

RickB on May 21, 2013 at 11:19 PM

I’m not sure about this. Obama stopped the oceans from rising.

Axe on May 21, 2013 at 11:21 PM

canopfor on May 21, 2013 at 10:57 PM
runnin on empty

jrsrigmvr on May 21, 2013 at 11:10 PM

jrsrigmvr:Good one:)

canopfor on May 21, 2013 at 11:23 PM

The State Run Media looked the other way as Dear Leader stole the Presidency. Now, they are frightened by what they know he is capable of doing to them.

d1carter on May 21, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Cheney has the weather machine.

RickB on May 21, 2013 at 11:19 PM

I know, I thought everyone knew that!

KCB on May 21, 2013 at 11:23 PM

I’m suprised you guys haven’t accused Obama of controlling the weather yet. It does seem like when ever he’s going thru a little turmoil there comes along some type of weather related event that grabs the countrys attention.

Politricks on May 21, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Oh look the average democrat voter with an IQ of 40 spoke up.

Holy Fk you are a moron.

tom daschle concerned on May 21, 2013 at 11:23 PM

jrsrigmvr:Good one:)

canopfor on May 21, 2013 at 11:23 PM

Agreed. :)

Axe on May 21, 2013 at 11:24 PM

I’m suprised you guys haven’t accused Obama of controlling the weather yet. It does seem like when ever he’s going thru a little turmoil there comes along some type of weather related event that grabs the countrys attention.

Politricks on May 21, 2013 at 11:13 PM

“this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal …”~~Barack Obama upon winning the Democratic nomination for presidency

can_con on May 21, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Crying – Orbison

thatsafactjack on May 21, 2013 at 11:24 PM

Monday’s revelation amounts to the fifth iteration of the Obama administration’s account of events, after initially saying that the White House had first learned of the controversy from the press…


So
… there is at least another week’s worth of revisions still to done by … the CIA!!!

It’s still up in the air on whether the MSM realizes it can publicly destroy the SCOAMF immediately …

… or give the thugs time to regroup and wind up with a boot on their necks.

PolAgnostic on May 21, 2013 at 11:24 PM

I’m not sure about this. Obama stopped the oceans from rising.

Axe on May 21, 2013 at 11:21 PM

Yeah … but he did that by pouring millions of barrels of oil into the gulf – just like the other hussein, incidentally :)

I wonder how many people even remember how Barky made the feral government obstruct and stop any mitigation or containment efforts by any of the states or localities during that spill – which made it as bad as it could have possibly been made. That fvcker should ahve been impeached for that – and then arrested and prosecuted for extorting $20 billion from BP in the Oval Friggin Office. But … the leftists all cheered the strong-arm tactics of the retarded Sukarno clone. And the Vichy Republicans said … nothing – but they did force one guy to apologize to the extorter-in-chief.

Good times …

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on May 21, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Did HA cover any of the IRS protests around the country today..? I must of missed it.

d1carter on May 21, 2013 at 11:25 PM

I’m suprised you guys haven’t accused Obama of controlling the weather yet. It does seem like when ever he’s going thru a little turmoil there comes along some type of weather related event that grabs the countrys attention.

Politricks on May 21, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Politricks:

Correction,its Mother Earth/Mother Nature who has been
on a Murderus Spree,

however,

the DemoRats/ProgTards do have a Alter of Sacrifice
in the Church of Socialism,that is influencing the weather!!
(sarc)

canopfor on May 21, 2013 at 11:27 PM

Speaking of controlling the weather, just prop up a huge poster of moochies face in the path of the next tornado. It would stop it cold.

GhoulAid on May 21, 2013 at 11:27 PM

I’m suprised you guys haven’t accused Obama of controlling the weather yet. It does seem like when ever he’s going thru a little turmoil there comes along some type of weather related event that grabs the countrys attention.

Politricks on May 21, 2013 at 11:13 PM

.
You’re the only one who noticed that.

The rest of us aren’t stupid enough to arrive at such conclusions.

But I’ll bet a large number of New Orleans residents still believe G.W.Bush created Hurricane Katrina.

listens2glenn on May 21, 2013 at 11:28 PM

Maybe so, but everyone knows Rove controlled the hurricane machine that took out New Orleans.

John the Libertarian on May 21, 2013 at 11:29 PM

Oh Obama is the Devil all right. He tempted the gullible with a Golden Handout Apple.

viking01 on May 21, 2013 at 11:30 PM

Being from Oklahoma, I’m not appreciative of the LEFT’S focus on the tragedy that’s befallen our community. The fact that the LEFT is treating it like DISASTER PORN…and trying to use it to make political capital… and for little leftists gags to appeal to thier pals on twitter and other social media… leaves me disgusted. It’s low… even for them.

thatsafactjack on May 21, 2013 at 11:31 PM

All this misinformation isn’t going to distract me from the chem trails . . . so, you know, good try.

//sweet computer love & lurk mode

Axe on May 21, 2013 at 11:31 PM

I’m suprised you guys haven’t accused Obama of controlling the weather yet. It does seem like when ever he’s going thru a little turmoil there comes along some type of weather related event that grabs the countrys attention.

Politricks on May 21, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Don’t think it can’t be done.

Beijing Weather Modification Office

China’s state news agency, Xinhua, says government rainmakers flew 3,000 cloud seeding flights from 2000 to 2005 and triggered rainfalls that dumped 275 billion cubic yards. That’s enough rain to fill the country’s second-largest river, the Yellow River, four times over.

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/world/2006-06-29-china-rain_x.htm

can_con on May 21, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Did HA cover any of the IRS protests around the country today..? I must of missed it.

d1carter on May 21, 2013 at 11:25 PM

Ed didn’t want the DOJ rooting through his garbage and hiding under his bed.

John the Libertarian on May 21, 2013 at 11:34 PM

I’m suprised you guys haven’t accused Obama of controlling the weather yet.

Politricks on May 21, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Wow. I can’t believe the racism dripping from this comment.

Barack Obama himself said in 2008 that his nomination by the Democrats heralded the end of global warming. For you to suggest that Obama cannot control the weather reveals you as a cross-burning member of the Klan.

malclave on May 21, 2013 at 11:34 PM

Maybe so, but everyone knows Rove controlled the hurricane machine that took out New Orleans.

John the Libertarian on May 21, 2013 at 11:29 PM

After the election of 2008, Joke Biden spent hours searching the White House basement and attic for that machine. The others were in the Oval Office killing themselves laughing.

slickwillie2001 on May 21, 2013 at 11:36 PM

I wonder if Lois Lerner and Valerie Jarrett know each other…?

d1carter on May 21, 2013 at 11:36 PM

Oh Obama is the Devil all right. He tempted the gullible with a Golden Handout Apple.

viking01 on May 21, 201

sympathy for the devil- stones

Fred

jrsrigmvr on May 21, 2013 at 11:37 PM

Who do you think Valerie Jarrett is having an affair with?

williamg on May 21, 2013 at 11:38 PM

I’m suprised you guys haven’t accused Obama of controlling the weather yet. It does seem like when ever he’s going thru a little turmoil there comes along some type of weather related event that grabs the countrys attention.

Politricks on May 21, 2013 at 11:13 PM

Well when he can slow the rise of the oceans and heal the planet,why can’t he unleash a few tornadoes ?

burrata on May 21, 2013 at 11:38 PM

“disaster porn” for the left to blockade?
Media blackout?

Yep.

Glad you are okay.

wolly4321 on May 21, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Actually – I have nothing to say…….this is all getting depressing…….

williamg on May 21, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Barack Obama is the son of a thousand fathers – all bastards like him.

VorDaj on May 21, 2013 at 11:40 PM

Who do you think Valerie Jarrett is having an affair with?

williamg on May 21, 2013 at 11:38 PM

My guess is that she knows who everyone else is having an affair with.

Curtiss on May 21, 2013 at 11:41 PM

William Welch II, Obama Administration’s Point Man to Stop Leaks, Helped Dems Win Crucial Senate Seat By Bungling Ted Stevens Prosecution

washingtonian.com/blogs/capitalcomment/power-players/william-welch-obama-administrations-point-man-to-stop-leaks.php

Lois Lerner shares defence lawyer with William Welch II
zuckerman.com/william_taylor <— clients list
politico.com/story/2013/05/lois-lerner-could-plead-the-fifth-rep-cummings-says-91686.html

ninjapirate on May 21, 2013 at 11:43 PM

The president’s greatest asset is his credibility.

I did not have taxual relations with those people–t-baggerz
:O

burrata on May 21, 2013 at 11:43 PM

I don’t think Obowma voters would know the ‘Chicago Way’ if it were sitting stomping on their faces.

Seven Percent Solution on May 21, 2013 at 11:20 PM

Fixed.

If you want a picture of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face–for ever.
- Comrade Obama of the Inner Party to Winston Smith, out-of-favor journalist

malclave on May 21, 2013 at 11:44 PM

I’m suprised you guys haven’t accused Obama of controlling the weather yet. It does seem like when ever he’s going thru a little turmoil there comes along some type of weather related event that grabs the countrys attention.

Politricks on May 21, 2013 at 11:13 PM

I’m surprised you haven’t drown in your own stupidity yet. You must have gills.

VorDaj on May 21, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Who do you think Valerie Jarrett is having an affair with?

williamg on May 21, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Hillary?

viking01 on May 21, 2013 at 11:45 PM

canopfor on May 21, 2013 at 10:57 PM
U just wax poetic? :)

You’re light-bringer has brought us, wrought us, darkness. Away from me, Brutus. I’ll nothing more of you till your darkness called light is your light called darkness, call them what you will.

Axe on May 21, 2013 at 11:03 PM

Axe:Lol,um Shakespeare,hehe!:)

canopfor on May 21, 2013 at 11:45 PM

Who do you think Valerie Jarrett is having an affair with?

williamg on May 21, 2013 at 11:38 PM

Kagan? Sotomayor? and an occasional change of pace with Benedict Roberts?

viking01 on May 21, 2013 at 11:46 PM

Why do Republicans act like thy would be appeased by chopping off some heads at the IRS when the real problem is the tyranny of any government as big as ours?

Valiant on May 21, 2013 at 11:15 PM

There are a Elitists in BOTH Parties……..

Such as Jeff Flake……

williamg on May 21, 2013 at 11:46 PM

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