Tag: Political action committee

A Million Muslim March you say? And on 9/11? How sensitive

The newest grievance mongering group of “oppressed Americans” are Muslims it would seem. Via 1389

Odd how every “Million fill-in-the-blank March” is put on by radicals who are demanding they have their feelings soothed. Sorry, I cannot trust their intentions because putting such an event together on that particular day shows an intent to rub salt in wounds. And, sorry, but I do not buy this lie that Muslims are harassed and discriminated against in America. Victimhood is a business these days, and this group is looking either to cash in, or maybe worse. Given that the fellow in the video pretends he does not know what Sharia Law is, forgive me if I do not trust him If this fellow has a legitimate aim to heal, let him start by healing his religion.


Yeah, about that Karl Rove Super-Pac

Let’s face it folks, too many big names, like Karl Rove, care more about their $$$ than moving Conservatism forward. It is not really about doing what is best for the country, it is about establishing, then preserving their place in the pecking order. There are some very dedicated Conservatives out there that put principles over politics, and personal fame. Many of those are bloggers. And yes, bloggers can engage in self-promotion, nothing wring with that. It is when self-promotion starts to dictate what you say or write that it becomes problematic, can you hear me Ann Coulter?. And, most bloggers I link and like are more concerned with helping the country than helping themselves. I am honored to be amongst those who do this every day, each in their own way, not as much for themselves, but for America.

Another blogger who I think balances self-promotion with sincere patriotism is Stacy McCain, and he has some solid advice on how to deal with Karl Rove and his Super-Pac


Until we get down to cases — in a clear-cut situation where a Republican primary pits a solid conservative against a Establishment RINO type hand-picked by Karl Rove — there’s no point getting all angry or frightened about it. Look for an opportunity to beat one of Rove’s picks, to teach the Establishment a lesson, but in the meantime, keep your powder dry.

Great advice. I had my fill of White Board Rove a while back. I always distrust people who seem to be concerned with pimping themselves than anything else. That and Rove always struck as one of those people that gets way too much credit for greatness. One of those people that makes you ask yourself “How in the Hell did they get where they’re at?”

Stacy McCain also notes that one of the critics of Rove is Newt Gingrich. Newt? Really, I guess Dede Scozzafava is just a distant memory, sort of like Newt’s wedding vows to his first wife.


Mayor Nanny thinks he runs Chicago too

Mayor Nanny is throwing his money around to defeat a Chicago Democrat that is not far Left enough to suit him

A Chicagoland special House election to replace disgraced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has suddenly become Ground Zero of the national gun control debate, courtesy of anti-gun crusader Mike Bloomberg.

The billionaire New York City mayor’s super PAC is poised to dump at least $2 million into the race, sources told POLITICO — a staggering sum for a single House race that’s meant to thwart a National Rifle Association-aligned Democrat who was cruising along as the frontrunner until a barrage of Bloomberg-financed attack ads hit the airwaves.

Well, clearly Bloomberg is engaging in a war on women

The bulk of Bloomberg’s cash has financed an air war against Debbie Halvorson, a former one-term congresswoman and longtime ex-state legislator with an “A” rating from the NRA. The lone white candidate in the Democratic field, she’s hoping that her base of suburban and rural voters in the southern outskirts of the district — who by and large favor gun rights — will be enough to give her the small plurality it will take to win.

Bloomberg is a boil on the ass of America


The more we know about the Joe Soptic ad, the worse President Obama looks


Donald Douglas is doing some fine blogging on this “cancerous attack”

Here’s the Obama campaign ad featuring laid off steelworker Joe Soptic, the guy who’s wife died of cancer. This ran about May 15th. Notice how he’s wearing the same sweater as the one he’s wearing in libelous Priorities USA ad now dominating the headlines:

AS many now know, Team Obama knew ALL about Soptic, they used him in the ad above! Yet they denied they knew anything about Soptic, until enough lights were shone on the truth. Now, they have decided, finally, to be honest

Obama campaign spokeswoman Jen Psaki acknowledged Thursday that the campaign was no longer pleading ignorance about the story of a man who has appeared in both a super PAC ad and a campaign ad.

“No one is denying he was in one of our campaign ads. He was on a conference call telling his story,” Psaki told reporters on Air Force One.

Missouri steelworker Joe Soptic starred in an Obama campaign ad and participated in a conference call with the campaign in May, as POLITICO reported Wednesday. He resurfaced this week in a Priorities USA Action super PAC ad, charging that his wife died of cancer after Mitt Romney‘s former private equity firm laid him off.

Distancing themselves from the controversial ad, Obama campaign staffers initially denied knowledge of Soptic’s story — despite the fact that he was in an Obama campaign ad.

Adviser Robert Gibbs said he didn’t know “specifics,” while deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter said on CNN: “I don’t know the facts about when Mr. Soptic’s wife got sick or the facts about his health insurance.”

And yesterday on Air Force One, Psaki said, “we don’t have any knowledge of the story of the family.”

Donald Douglas also links Breitbart, who has some key info on the story

According to Bill Burton, Priorities USA – the SuperPAC he runs along with long-time Democratic smear artist, Paul Begala (they call him a “senior advisor”) – shot the footage which appeared in their disgusting ad back in February. For some reason, Burton’s group decided to wait until August to finally air the ad. Here you have what they clearly considered blockbuster footage sitting on a shelf doing nothing.

Were they hurting for funds? Possibly. Were they going around telling people they had this blockbuster footage and needed money to run an anti-Romney campaign with it? Let’s see. February. What else happened in February that made the news? Oh, yes. Bill Maher came out of nowhere and stroked a nice fat $1,000,000 check to Priorities USA. But there’s more in that story to digest. Particularly:

Earlier this month, the Obama campaign announced a more friendly posture toward the group, allowing administration and campaign officials to appear at the super PAC’s fundraising events.

Oh? What could possibly have led the Obama administration to feel that Priorities USA needed some help with fundraising? Could it be that Priorities USA had some blockbuster footage sitting on a shelf?

This was February when the Republican primaries were still being contested and Team Obama was gearing up for the eventual nominee. Romney was the front-runner. Pro-Obama forces were already attacking Romney, but it would make sense they would keep the powder relatively dry until he became the presumptive nominee.

Much more at the link. This story must be told folks, Team Obama has thrown Hope and Change under the bus. I, and others predicted this election would be nasty, I mean vile, disgusting, and deplorable. And, Obama and his allies are proving all of us correct. They will seemingly tell any lie, sink to any smear, to win in November. Of course, given the Obama record, what else can they do? Odd, it is the left that accuses Conservatives of “divisiveness” yet, the left is always waist deep in divisive rhetoric. 

I have asked this question before, allow me to pose it again. If you are a Democrat, why? Why would you support such a political party? Why would you donate to, or vote for, any member of that party? What is the appeal? The nasty, hate-filled rhetoric? The lies? The false accusations? The smug disregard the Democrats have for the American people? The contempt with which they view our Constitution? Maybe it is all the failed policies? The wasteful spending? Perhaps it is the constant campaign to divide Americans along lines of race, gender, sexual orientation, or class?

I really would like one Democrat to answer some of these queries. Frankly, I cannot fathom any American actually supporting liars, thieves, miscreants, and bigots, which is what the Democratic party has devolved into.


Credit where due. CNN is hammering the false ad about Romney


Good for CNN! More at Newsbusters

“I think it is deliberately mendacious,” stated CNN’s Piers Morgan on Wednesday. “It is a deliberate attempt to lie and smear about Mitt Romney. And I find it contemptible. I mean I’m really appalled.”

“The President cannot hide behind a Super PAC on an ad as nasty as this one when that Super PAC is run by a friend and longtime deputy,” stated Erin Burnett. “Bill Burton knows the President’s ethics very well and it is fair to hold him up to this standard.”
“The facts on this ad don’t even add up,” reported Burnett. Anderson Cooper called it “a factually bogus ad from the leading pro-Obama super PAC.” Correspondent Brianna Keilar, whose critical fact-checking first aired on Tuesday evening, stood by her reporting on Wednesday.

“So it just seemed like there was very much an incomplete picture in this ad,” she said, adding “I think it’s inaccurate” and “there are a number of factors that aren’t mentioned in the ad.”

“When you do an ad that seems to leave the impression that he [Romney] was at least indirectly responsible for a woman dying from cancer, that is so powerful, that is so tough, that goes beyond what you guys should be doing,” host Wolf Blitzer lectured Burton.

I take this as a good sign. Many “undecided” voters will dismiss such criticisms from Fox. CNN, however, is more credible to them so this ad will hurt Obama I think. As to why CNN is going after this I cannot say. Maybe the ad is just so over the top. Maybe it is ratings. Who knows, but I give credit to CNN here. 


Updates and links to false ad attacking Romney UPDATED! Bill Burton finds the bottom of the scumbag barrel

Is this the lowest political ad ever? I cannot say, but it is down there near the bottom no doubt. You can check out my podcast on this from last night This will hurt Obama in November. Donald Douglas points out that the ad is so patently false even CNN is calling it false

The Other McCain weighs in with news that the Left has added more lies to the lies already in the ad

Obama Campaign Senior Adviser Robert Gibbs: “I Certainly Don’t Know The Specifics Of This Man’s Case.”TIME’S MARK HALPERIN: “Robert we all feel bad for that man. It’s a heartfelt testimonial. Do you feel that’s an appropriate injection in this campaign of basically making the accusation that Governor Romney basically caused that woman’s death.” ROBERT GIBBS: “Look, Mark, I think as you said, this is an ad by an entity that’s not controlled by the campaign. I certainly don’t know the specifics of this man’s case” (MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” 8/8/12)

Obama Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter: “I Don’t Know The Facts…” CNN’S JOHN BERMAN: “He’s suggesting she died because of the action that Mitt Romney took. Mitt Romney of course had left Bain years before that Bain took over this company and then his wife died years after. What’s going on? Is that accurate? Is that fair?” CUTTER: “Well John, here are the facts. I don’t know the facts about when Mr. Soptic’s wife got sick, or the facts about his health insurance, but here’s what I do know. That Mitt Romney personally handled the deal to take over GS Steel and he personally handled some of the decisions made to load that company up with debt so much that it went underwater. It went bankrupt.” (CNN, 8/8/12)

Many more examples at the link, and it should be pointed out that the man Mr. Soptic HAS indeed appeared in Obama ads previously. I suppose using his wife’s death does not bother him at all. 

Also take a look at Democrats: The Party of Lies by McCain, who had trouble controlling his outrage over this.

The hardest thing about this post was the headline. My first idea was, “Godd–ned Worthless Motherf–king Democrat Party, Go to Hell,” but that seemed likely to offend the “family values” conservatives. So then I tried, “Will the Last Honest Person Leaving the Democrat Party, Please Turn Out the Lights?” but it was a couple words too long to fit.

As McCain rightly points out the Democrats who did the ad KNOW it is complete BS! Soptic knows it too, as does the White House. Once more we see hard evidence that the Left has no moral compass, no sense of what is right. One more thing, if you are a Democrat who is going to vote for Obama doesn’t this fiasco give you pause? I mean, it seems that anyone voting for THIS type of political party must feel a need to shower immediately after casting that vote.

Also, see what Bob Belvedere has on this pathetic display of despicability from Team Obama. He also notes how many people suffered from Obam’s job cuts

Now, this vile smear is so blatantly false and finding the truth about it so easy, I can only assume Priorities USA and the Obama Campaign* were aiming (1) to reach those Mushy Middle Voters who can’t be bothered to look at or read anything but headlines and (2) their own unquestioning apparatchiks on the Left. They can’t be so stupid as to think the rest of us will be swayed against Willard by an ad that, even if you aren’t aware of the truth, looks so hysterical on it’s face [if, by chance, some of the more informed were having an off-day and were not exposed to the truth and this slander ended up making them vote for Obama, then that would be gravy for Team Obama].

In her column of today, Michelle Malkin, in her own words, ‘contrasts the phony Romney-killed-a-steelworker’s-wife fable from Obama’s sleazy SuperPAC with the actual stories of economic havoc that Obama’s union-pandering administration wrought on thousands of Delphi workers’.

Unlike the foul ad by Priorities USA [question: does the ‘USA’ in their name really stand for ‘Utopia, Socialism, Annihilation’?], Mrs. Malkin quotes real people who have suffered real hardships thanks to Obama’s Fascist takeover of General Motors.A highlight:

Through two costly years of litigation and investigation, the Delphi workers have exposed how the stacked White House Auto Task Force schemed with union bosses to “cherry pick” (one Obama official’s own words) which financial obligations the new Government Motors company would assume and which they would abandon based on their political expedience. Obama’s own former auto czar Steve Rattner admitted in his recent memoir that “attacking the union’s sacred cow” could “jeopardize” the auto bailout deal.

In June, 20 months after a federal judge first ordered the government to cooperate, the Delphi Salaried Retirees Association broke through the administration’s information stonewall and dislodged 62,000 pages of documents in their lawsuit to right the administration’s wrongs. As Matthew Boyle of The Daily Caller reported on Tuesday, the documents included “internal government emails (that contradicted) sworn testimony, in federal court and before Congress, given by several Obama administration figures. They also indicate that the administration misled lawmakers and the courts … and that administration figures violated federal law.”

Again, I ponder why anyone would support a political party that has to lie to win. Why, indeed, would ANYONE tolerate Bill Burton and his scumbaggery?

What is wrong with politics people ask. Well, lots of things, but people devoid of any integrity, or any decency, people like Burton, are the biggest problem. I would call Burton a boil on the ass of America, but a boil does no deserve that comparison. By the way, Joe Soptic, was offered a buyout, but refused apparently. I would love to know the details of that buyout offer

Dear Karl Rove: Please, shut up and go away!

Sorry folks, but this guy agitates me to no end. He strikes me as a guy who has sold himself as some sort of political genius when he really is not. I hate the way Fox sucks up to him, and I hate his politics before principles style, which to me amounts to nothing more than ideological cowardice!. I ask you am I wrong?

OK here is  a thought that struck me right as I hit the publish button. What if Team Romney tells this Super Pac to go ahead and run the ad? They tell them that they will come out, and denounce the use of the ad. Doesn’t that cover Romney’s ass so to speak? The ad runs, so it benefits Romney with some voters, but Romney has denounced the ad, very early, so his bases are covered there as well. Just throwing that out there.