Weiner Looking to Come Out of Hiding?

July 15, 2012 at 1:30 pm (Anthony Weiner, Congress, Mayor, New York, New York City, New York Post, Public Advocate, Weinergate)

Multiple sources have indicated that disgraced former Congressman, Anthony Weiner, is looking to get back into the public spotlight, even mulling a run for New York City mayor.

The sources, reported by the New York Post, indicate Weiner would like to run for Mayor in 2013, before the public match on his $4.5 million war chest expires.

The Post reported the story as only they can – laced with jokes and innuendo.

Anthony Weiner’s not shrinking from elected office.

The disgraced former congressman — who’s sitting on a $4.5 million campaign war chest — is mulling a bid for citywide office next year and “seriously considering” a mayoral run, multiple sources told The Post.

The cocky pol is also open to the post of public advocate as a backup plan, said sources, who described the Queens Democrat as “desperate” to get back into politics.

Weiner, 47, has even spoken to former staffers about going back to work for him, according to another source.

Experts are indicating that he may stand a better chance of earning a public advocate position, where he could presumably lay low and cleanse his public image of a sexting scandal known as Weinergate, which resulted in his resignation from Congress in June of 2011.


As one of the sources put it, “The general feeling is that you can’t text pictures of your penis to a girl, then lie about it, then get kicked out of the House and then run for mayor right after.”


In New York, why not?

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Political Strategist: Obama’s Buddies Get Money While the Middle Class Faces Layoffs

July 15, 2012 at 12:14 pm (Barack Obama, CNN, Economy, Ed Gillespie, Green Jobs, Layoffs, Middle Class, Pink Slips, President Obama, State of the Union)

Romney Senior Adviser, Ed Gillespie, recently appeared on CNN’s State of the Union to explain how the economy works under President Obama (video below).

Essentially, the President’s friends and political supporters get green jobs and greenbacks, while the middle class is left holding onto items of a different color – pink slips.

Transcript:

“Exactly. What they’re seeing is if you’re a political donor to Barack Obama, you’re going to do fine because you’re going to get a payoff. If you’re a middle class worker, you’re in jeopardy, you’re facing a layoff. That’s the kind of economy we’re seeing with President Obama. His buddies do well, political supporters do well, they get green jobs, money, and they get stimulus dollars. If you’re a middle class worker, you’re struggling right now and Mitt Romney can make things better for you and he has a plan to do and that’s what we’re talking about while President Obama is trying to talk about everything but.”

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President Obama: Success Isn’t Because You’re "So Smart" or Because You "Worked Hard"

July 15, 2012 at 11:00 am (Big Government, Business, Economics, Elizabeth Warren, Poor, President Obama, Rich, Success, Wealthy)

The President this weekend confirmed his view that the biggest factor contributing to wealth and success in this country is not hard work or entrepreneurial spirit – it’s the federal government.

At his speech in Roanoke, Virginia, Obama gave his vision of the formula which leads to business success in America.  Not hard work.  Not intelligence.  No, it’s because the government was there to help you every step of the way (video below).

“There are a lot of wealthy, successful Americans who agree with me — because they want to give something back. They know they didn’t — look, if you’ve been successful, you didn’t get there on your own. You didn’t get there on your own. I’m always struck by people who think, well, it must be because I was just so smart. There are a lot of smart people out there. It must be because I worked harder than everybody else. Let me tell you something — there are a whole bunch of hardworking people out there.

If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help. There was a great teacher somewhere in your life. Somebody helped to create this unbelievable American system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business — you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.”

Read that last line again…  If you’ve got a business – you didn’t build that.  Somebody else made that happen.

Shocking, but hardly new rhetoric.

Earlier in the year, Obama echoed the same sentiments in a speech in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

President Obama tells a college audience that people don’t get rich on their own. Obama’s point that without government and paying your fair share, ultimately the successful wouldn’t be able to get where they are.

“We do not begrudge wealth in this country. I want everybody here to do well. We aspire to financial success, but we also understand that we’re not successful just by ourselves,” President Obama said at a campaign event in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Friday morning.

“We’re successful because somebody started the University of Michigan. We’re successful because somebody made an investment in all the federal research labs that created the internet. We’re successful because we have an outstanding military that costs money. We’re successful because somebody built roads and bridges. And laid broadband lines and these things didn’t just happen on their own. And if we all understand that we’ve got to pay for this stuff, it makes sense for those of us who’ve done best to do our fair share and to try to pass off that bill on to somebody else, that’s not right. That’s not who we are,” he said.

Hard work to achieve success is a foreign concept to this man, which is why he is openly encouraging people to abandon job searches for the glamorous lifestyle that is food stamps.  But where did he get this attitude from?

Perhaps from his former financial adviser, Fauxcahontas … er … Sitting Bulls*** … er … Elizabeth Warren.

Remember this statement?

“I hear all this, you know, ‘Well, this is class warfare, this is whatever. No. There is nobody in this country who got rich on his own — nobody.

Former White House financial reform adviser Elizabeth Warren, who is now seeking to challenge Republican Senator Scott Brown in Massachusetts, is definitely not shy in voicing her views on class warfare — or, according to Warren, the lack thereof.

… Warren, who is perhaps best known for helping to launch the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, stated boldly that there is no such thing as class warfare and that there is “nobody in this country who got rich on his own.”

Big government birds of a feather…

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Weekend Recess: BIG-ASS SHARK!!!

July 15, 2012 at 9:00 am (Big Ass Shark, Fish, Shark, Shark Stealing Fish, Shark Steals Fish, Shark Steals Womans Fish, Shark Stole Fish, Shawk, Weekend Recess)

Watch as a woman reels in her first fish, only to have a shark steal it away.
The reaction here makes the whole thing…
It’s a big-ass Shawk!

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