Upon his inauguration, President Obama promised to deliver an “unprecedented level of openness in government.” His advisers later claimed his was the “most transparent administration ever.” Now? Not so much.
Eleanor Holmes Norton, the non-voting congressional delegate for the District of Columbia, angrily sputtered during a congressional hearing Friday that the White House should not be held up to scrutiny, saying that there was no right to know what it was doing behind closed doors.
“You don’t have a right to know everything in a separation-of-powers government, my friend. That is the difference between a parliamentary government and a separation-of-powers government,” Norton said during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.
Wow, they’re not even pretending anymore. I give Holmes-Norton credit for having the balls to say it… and for walking around with that ridiculous hairdo.
Under President Obama, the White House has asserted sweeping executive powers, including the right to ignore pretty much all congressional inquiries. The administration has regularly ignored subpoenas from congressional committees.
Big deal. I can ignore court subpoenas and Internal Affairs interviews with impunity. Oh wait… I’d be fired. Funny how that works.
For all you politics junkies out there, think about this: Darth Vader has a better favorability rating than every current 2016 presidential hopeful.
None of the 2016 hopefuls is polling higher than Darth Vader. You’ll recall that Vader chopped off his son’s arm and blew up an entire planet, but evidently in the eyes of the American public these are minor sins compared to Benghazi, Bridgegate and Gov. Rick Perry’s hipster glasses. These numbers suggest that if “Star Wars” were real and Darth Vader decided to enter the 2016 presidential race, he’d be the immediate front-runner.
That’s because he’ll get things done by any means necessary. If he has to choke out the entire congress, so be it. Imagine how quickly Putin will step into line after Vader is sworn in!
Of course, there’s also this war crime…
Hillary Clinton currently has the highest net favorability of any 2016 White House contender. But to put her 19 percent favorable rating in context, she’s tied with Boba Fett, the bounty hunter who froze Harrison Ford in carbonite.
Don’t you ever, EVER, mention Hillary Clinton in the same sentence as Boba Fett! Clinton couldn’t hold Fett’s Dur-24 wrist laser. Now go get your shinebox.
Yeah… he must work out. The most powerful man in the world was pictured “pumping iron” in a Warsaw gym this week, in what is being termed a major security breach.
U.S. security experts are trying to find out how the unauthorized snaps of the President working out on his trip to Poland were secretly taken.
We must ban assault cameras! For teh chidrens!
It appears Mr Obama was in his 5-star Marriott hotel gym taking time out from his busy schedule in the capital Warsaw when it happened. He was seen wearing a dark blue track suit over a white T-shirt as he exercised for around half an hour.
After reading this story and seeing the photos, I’m not sure which is more hilarious: the My Little Pony dumbbells or the strained face Captain Kickass is making as he lifts them.
Representative Allyson Schwartz lost her bid to be the Democrat nominee for Pennsylvania governor. I giggled so hard at the news that I actually peed my pants. Seeing this bint become a private citizen is number three on my bucket list. Natch, the usual suspects are crying, “War on Womyn!”
Pennsylvania is set to become the largest all-male delegation in Congress this November as a result of Tuesday night’s primary races.
Pennsylvania sends 20 senators and representatives to Congress each year, and Rep. Allyson Schwartz (D) is currently the only woman in the group. Schwartz gave up her seat this year to run for governor, but lost in the Democratic primary on Tuesday to businessman Tom Wolf. Wolf will challenge incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett (R) in November.
Oh puh-lease. Schwartz didn’t lose because she’s a “woman” – I’m still waiting for DNA confirmation – she lost because she is to the far left of Nancy Pelosi, ran an abortion mill, and gleefully ran on Obamacare.
Oh well, at least she was gracious in defeat…
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney claimed the president of the United States first learned about the Veterans Administration scandal from a television news report. Seriously.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney wound up with egg on his face as he told reporters that President Barack Obama first learned from a TV news report that his Veterans Administration was denying medical care to vets with secret off-the-books-waiting lists.
But new evidence emerged this morning that his transition team was notified five years ago about how VA medical centers’ official wait-list times bore little resemblance to reality and risked denying military heroes critical health care.
The Washington Times reported Monday that waiting times at veterans’ medical facilities were known to be wildly inaccurate at the end of the George W. Bush administration. By the time Obama’s transition team got a post-election briefing from the VA at the end of 2008, scheduling failures were already reaching a critical point.
This is f**king unacceptable. The men and women who risk their lives for our country shouldn’t be treated worse than illegals; and yet, that is exactly what is happening here…
Does this look like a man who knows a lot about sports injuries?
President Obama will bring athletes, coaches, academics and parents to the White House later this month for a summit on youth sports safety and the dangers of concussions, an administration official said Thursday.
“As both a parent and an avid sports fan, the president loves and appreciates the role that sports play in the lives of young people, and his administration is committed to helping ensure that children continue to be active and play sports safely,” the official said.
At the forum, the president will argue for a “team approach” to preventing and treating concussions, with hopes of raising awareness of how to identify, treat and prevent concussions among young athletes. Obama will also call for additional research into the field of sports-related concussions, with the hopes of developing ways to better avoid such injuries.
You could avoid injuries by never playing sports. Good King Barry should know this better than anyone, since he was a member of the varsity Weed Smoking team.
For those of you wondering why I don’t post about politics anymore…
With the news this week that more than 600,000 Washington residents have acquired new health care plans through the state exchange, U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said it’s unlikely the Affordable Care Act will be repealed.
“We need to look at reforming the exchanges,” the Eastern Washington Republican said.
A bipartisan overhaul of immigration, considered dead in the water just a few weeks ago, is not only alive, according to the House Republican leading efforts to broker a deal — it’s gaining steam.
Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., told CQ Roll Call that pro-rewrite calls earlier this week from two Illinois Republicans, Reps. Adam Kinzinger and Aaron Schock, recent comments from Speaker John A. Boehner, combined with a rash of immigration rallies and protests across the nation in recent days, are indications that momentum has shifted back to those hoping to implement an overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws this year.
So not only are the Republicans folding on ObamaCare; they’re also working on “immigration reform” – which is a nice way to say amnesty. The GOP deserves to lose in 2014, and 2016, and every year until they get their sh*t together.
There are few people I despise more than Attorney General Eric Holder. The man is an incompetent, racist, arrogant a-hole; and those are his good qualities. Holder once again showed his true colors during a House hearing yesterday.
Attorney General Eric Holder exploded at Texas Republican Rep. Louie Gohmert during a House hearing Tuesday. In the midst of questions about the Justice Department’s failure to divulge documents about the Holy Land Foundation terror funding trial, Gohmert made a side comment about how the House of Representatives found Holder in contempt in 2012 for refusing to turn over documents related to the Fast and Furious gun-running scandal.
“I realize that contempt is not a big deal to our attorney general, but it is important that we have proper oversight,” Gohmert said.
“You don’t want to go there, buddy! You don’t want to go there, okay,” Holder shot back.
So what’s Holder going to do; jump up and punch the congressman? Stop pretending you’re a tough guy, buddy. You can’t pull it off.
Meet PA Attorney General Kathleen Kane, a woman who makes Eric Holder look like John Adams.
The Attorney General of Pennsylvania shut down an investigation of corrupt elected officials because everyone they caught — on tape — taking cash and gifts was black.
The sting operation began with a deal: If a black lobbyist accused of fraud would offer elected officials — black and white, Democrat and Republican — cash and gifts in exchange for votes, the prosecutors would drop charges against him. So that is what he did over a three-year period.
“Sources with knowledge of the sting said the investigation made financial pitches to both Republicans and Democrats, but only Democrats accepted the payments,” said the Inquirer. All the Democrats were black, members of the Philadelphia delegation to the state legislature.
Members of the Philadelphia delegation… color me surprised. Speaking of color, our partisan hack of an attorney general excused her fellow Democrats in the manner with which we are accustomed:
State Attorney General Kathleen Kane told the Inquirer she stopped the investigation because it was “poorly conceived, badly managed, and tainted by racism, saying it had targeted African Americans.” (H/T – Kitty)
Yes, because it’s racist to publicize the fact Republican politicians refused to accept bribes while African-American Democrats gleefully accepted them. Incredibly, Kane fancies herself a contender for PA governor in the fall. Good luck with that, toots.
In a truly surprising move, the Senate has blocked the nomination of Debo Adegbile to the DoJ’s civil rights division. Adegbile is an NAACP lawyer who represented Mumia abu-Jamal, a Black Panther convicted of murdering Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner.
The Senate filibustered President Obama’s nominee to lead the Justice Department’s civil rights division, with seven Democrats joining Republicans Wednesday in arguing his past history defending a convicted cop-killer made him the wrong man for the job.
The defeat of Debo P. Adegbile, who as a lawyer for the NAACP filed a brief arguing that former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal’s murder trial was tainted by racism, is a major blow to Mr. Obama. It comes even after Democrats changed the rules last year to overcome filibusters with just 50 votes — but on Wednesday Majority Leader Harry Reid couldn’t even muster all of his own troops.
It is inconceivable to me the “president” would nominate an NAACP lawyer who vigorously fought for a member of the Black Panthers, and claimed abu-Jamal’s conviction was tainted by racism. Everyone deserves representation, but if Adegbile’s go-to defense is racism, how impartial will he be at the leader of the civil rights division?…