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from Politico:

Liberal bloggers reacted in shock and surprise to President Barack Obama’s decision to recess appoint Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and members to the National Labor Relations Board, heralding a “new Obama” — one they hope is more likely to challenge Republicans head-on.

“This is part of the ‘new Obama,’” writes John Aravosis of the liberal AMERICAblog.

I really didn’t think Obama would want to set a new presidential precedent like this,” writes FireDogLake’s David Dayden, who had earlier predicted that the president would pass on recess appointments. “But obstructionists in the Senate have really left him little choice. … Until a price is paid for obstruction, there’s no reason for the obstructors to stop.”

No More Mr. Nice Obama” and “King of the Playground,” blared headlines for posts at the progressive The American Prospect.

Obama is “sending one more signal that the days of his accommodating Republican rejectionists are over,” the magazine’s Harold Meyerson wrote.

Daily Kos hailed Obama’s move as “bold,” a decision made despite the site’s prediction that “most [Republicans] will declare their use of a recess appointment to be unconstitutional, while talk of impeaching Obama will likely spread throughout the right-wing media.”
Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0112/71115.html#ixzz1ic40dzT

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     So, Barack Obama has backtracked on the closing of the terrorist prison in Guantanomo Bay, and now, he has changed his position on the use of military tribunals for those being held at GITMO.

      But, the Left is silent. Michael Moore has made no comments. Markos at the Daily Kos….. barely a peep. What gives?

Joseph Stack, the man who flew an airplane into an IRS building in Austin, Texas in February 2010 was originally described as a Republican mad at the IRS before it was discovered that he was a lifelong Democrat who penned an anti-government manifesto before taking to the skies.

James Von Brunn, the gunman who stormed the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. and killed a security guard, was described originally as a gun-crazy right-winger before it was discovered that he was a bigot and Nazi (National Socialist Party) sympathizer whose original target was the offices of The Weekly Standard, the venerable conservative publication headquartered in our nation’s capital.

Nidal Malik Hasan, the radical Islamic jihadist who killed and injured dozens at Fort Hood, was originally thought to be a disgruntled soldier unhappy with the continuing war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan before it was discovered that he was, in fact, a radical Islamic jihadist who hated this country and took his orders from a vehemently anti-American Imam in Yemen. (The same could be said for the jidadist who killed a military recruiter in Arkansas.)

Amy Bishop, the neurobiology professor who murdered several of her colleagues at the University of Alabama-Huntsville, was also thought to be a right-wing political activist, before acquaintances described her as just the opposite, a lifelong Democrat obsessed with Barack Obama.

And when Faisal Shahzad tried to unsuccessfully detonate a bomb in Times Square, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speculated that it might have been the work of someone upset over the president’s health care reform agenda.  Eventually, we discovered that Shahzad was another radical Islamic jihadist, hell bent on killing innocent men, women and children out of a deep-seated hatred for America.

On and on and on, the list goes.  The Pentagon shooter.  The Discovery Channel shooter.  And now, Jared Loughner.

Before Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was even revealed to have survived the attack, folks at FireDogLake and the Daily Kos pinned the shooting on Sarah Palin, citing a “target map” circulated by her Political Action Committee in advance of last year’s mid-term elections.  Lefties across the Internet, quick to politicize the event before the bodies could even be counted, ignoring the fact that similar “target” lists were released by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and the Democratic Leadership Council, and ignoring the fact that Congresswoman Giffords had both participated in the controversial reading of the Constitution on the House floor this past week and voted against Nancy Pelosi as House Minority Leader, landing her in hot water with the lefternmost base of the Democratic Party.  (One entry by an author named “BoyBlue” at The Daily Kos, long since scrubbed, even went so far as to employ the headline “Congressman Giffords is now DEAD to me!!“)

see “Targeted by Default” at America’s Right: http://americasright.com/?p=6908

      As Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords fights the “battle of her life”, the local law enforcement has confirmed that the Congresswoman was the target of suspect Jared Lee Loughner. The Congresswoman’s aide for Public Outreach, Gabe Zimmerman is among the dead. Federal Judge John Roll had just attended daily Mass at the Cathedral nearby, and knowing Rep. Giffords, walked through the parking lot to see her. He too, is among those killed. A neighbor of 9 year old Christine Taylor Green thought she might enjoy going to the shopping center and seeing our “government at work”, invited the child to join them. The 9 year old will never go home.

      Majority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va) has announced that all legislative votes for next week, including the Repeal of ObamaCare, have been cancelled. It is thought that there will be some major review of Congressional security, not just on Capitol Hill, but elsewhere.

     The Pima County Sheriff, who used his press conference to blast the media and others for the “vitriole” of rhetoric that has “escalated” in recent years (as the Left pointedly blames Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck for the tragedy, not instigators like Van Jones), said that he personally knew the Judge, as well as knowing the Congresswoman.

      As President Obama dispatched the FBI Director Robert Mueller to personally lead the investigation (2 Federal officials being involved in the attack), the officials in Arizona are saying that they are, in fact, looking for a second suspect, described as a male in his 50’s. It is believed that there are photos of the individual at the scene, possibly running from it. (Could that be “Blue Boy” on the Daily Kos— just sayin’).

       This story will continue to unfold.

IS DAILY KOS INVOLVED IN ARIZONA MURDERS? “My CongressWOMAN voted against Nancy Pelosi! And is now DEAD to me!” — eerie Daily Kos hit piece on Gabrielle Giffords just two days before assassination attempt; repeated use of word “dead” in relation to Giffords just 48 hours before she and a dozen others were fired upon. UPDATE: Daily Kos scrubs “dead to me” thread but screengrabs document everything; UPDATE: school classmates and former friends describe shooter Jared Lee Loughner as committed LeftistPosted by kevindujan01 under HillBuzz, Kevin DuJan | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |
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     Throughout the weekend, the Left was on a rampage wondering who the spineless sap occupying the White House is. MoveOn.org is furious, as are pundits like Bill Maher. They question where is the person that they elected.

     As Barack Obama spoke shortly before 7pm to outline the compromise that had been reached concerning the extension of the Bush tax cuts, the internet was on fire from MoveOn, Daily Kos, and many other liberal sites were attacking him.

      Jonah Goldberg, on FOXNews, said that he had received a twitter asking “Who will be the first Democrat to ask to see Obama’s birth certificate”.

     In the compromise, the Bush tax cuts will be extended for ALL for two years, as well as the extension of the tax breaks that were included in the $787 billion dollars stimulus package. The estate tax, which this year is zero, and was to go to 55% ($1 million dollar exclusion), has been negotiated to 35% (with a $5 million dollar exclusion). Additionally, the payroll tax will be lowered by 2% for the year, in an attempt to stimulate the economy with more $$$ in the hands of individuals and businesses. From their side, the GOP has agreed to the extension of unemployment compensation benefits for an additional 13 months….. now for THREE YEARS.

      Some are calling today’s Obama Drama his “Read My Lips” moment (Bush Sr), while others are saying it is his first positive volley for his 2012 Campaign with a “great stimulus” in the year leading toward the 2012 primaries. Will the hardcore Left base forgive him, or will tonight’s speech and compromise open the door to a primary challenger for Barack Obama?

(Daily Kos)– There seems to be no limit to the right-wing extremism that will be ignored by some mainstream media outlets, so that the right-wing extremist can be passed off as but another acceptable politician. On Sunday, Meet The Press had on its panel Rep.-elect Allen West of Florida, and his bizarre and hateful history wasn’t even mentioned. He was asked puffball questions and treated as any other welcome new member of the Village. Which apparently he is…

Meet The Press also ignored West’s history of making blatantly misogynistic statements, and while the show’s graphics bolstered West’s stature by noting that he served in Iraq, there was no mention that he resigned from the military after facing a court martial for his brutality while interrogating an Iraqi.

By not revealing West’s virulent bigotry, Meet The Press prevented its viewers from understanding the full context of his opinions. The opinions of a virulent bigot were treated as if they are just another part of the political conversation. By ignoring it, Meet The Press enables extremism. By treating extremists as if they are normal, Meet The Press normalizes extremism.

http://weaselzippers.us/2010/11/22/daily-kos-allen-west-a-virulent-bigot-meet-the-press-enabling-extremism-by-having-him-on-show/

The significance of 1773: Moron leftists mock Palin, embarrass themselves

By Michelle Malkin  •  October 19, 2010 03:18 PM

Sarah Palin wisely warned Tea Party activists to keep working hard right up until Election Day — and not to “party like it’s 1773″ yet.

Intellectually superior leftists from Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas to PBS “moderator”/Obama cheerleader Gwen Ifill took to Twitter to snicker about Palin’s historical illiteracy.

But it’s the Palin-bashers who humiliated themselves, via Cuffy Meigs.

“Ummm” yourself, nitwit.

Of course they wouldn’t know when the Tea Party occurred.

http://michellemalkin.com/2010/10/19/the-significance-of-1773-moron-leftists-mock-palin-embarrass-themselves/

In case you haven’t heard, the Left has launched a smear campaign against the HillBuzz blog. I summarized the situation in an e-mail to a friend:

A group of gay men in Chicago who supported Hillary Clinton in the Democratic primaries bolted when Obama got the nomination, and have continued blogging against the Obama agenda at their site, HilllBuzz.
A couple of weeks ago, when HillBuzz started promoting Scott Brown’s campaign in Massachusetts (they dubbed him “Hottie McAwesome“), HillBuzz was threatened by the Left. And when they kept it up, they were then “outed” – i.e., their Internet anonymity was breached and they were identified in a way that jeopardized their day jobs.
An anonymous smear site, “BigotBasher,” named the proprietor and accused him of — you guessed it — RAAAAACISM. This smear was then picked up by DailyKos, Democratic Underground and other pro-Obama sites. [Kevin] DuJan believes he’s identified the smear artist behind this operation and is considering legal action, but outside of the conservative blogosphere, nobody even knows that this is happening. This is the dark side of the “Ellie Light” Astroturf operation: Ruthless slash-and-burn attacks on anyone who stands up against the One. . . .
We’re talking about GAY MEN IN CHICAGO standing up to the Obama regime — kind of like that lone Tiannamen Square protester facing off against a ChiCom tank, really.

http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2010/01/26/the-dark-side-of-ellie-light/

The New Mortgage Revolution: Walk Away

By Alyssa Katz

Jan 25th 2010 @ 5:00PM

Filed Under: News

Some commentators are now calling on borrowers to start a mass mortgage strike.

“Remember burning draft cards? Burn your mortgage,” the blog DailyKos told readers recently:

“The real risk to the banks and investors is that the people in those homes might just decide to walk away. And that’s what we must do. Doesn’t have to be everybody, of course; but anyone who finds themselves seriously underwater with no hope of ever recouping their investment….just walk away Renee. Morality has nothing to do with it. You are a cog in the wheel of a machine that is killing this country and if you remain a cog you enable it. Remove your cog and the machine will not keep running. Remove millions of cogs and the machine gets replaced.”

Now the call for a borrowers’ revolt is being joined by folks who know an opportunity when they see it: real estate agents. Over the past month, agents have been rushing to declare 2010 “the year of the strategic default.” Here’s Connecticut Realtor Minna Reid:

Loan modifications do not address the real problem of heavy negative equity and are sure to fail most of the time. Even if the homeowner lowers their current payment they are left more trapped than ever. There will be no quick recovery this time. Years later when there is a need to HAVE TO move, the original problem of being upside down remains and the modified homeowner is left to short sell or foreclose once again.

Isn’t it better to just cut the losses upfront ?

I know many will consider strategic default wrong or immoral, but as for me, I stopped passing judgment long ago.