President Obama and Mitt Romney agreed to pull campaign ads on the 11-year anniversary of 9/11, in an attempt to quiet negative political conversations on a solemn day.
But that didn’t stop the President from making a complete ass of himself regardless, begging for volunteers and chatting it up on the airwaves with a hip hop DJ that goes by the name of “Pimp With the Limp”, a man previously charged with a felony weapons charges in 1993.
The President is a disgrace.
It started yesterday morning with Mitt Romney issuing this tweet (h/t Jammie Wearing Fools):
Today, the same day that his twitter feed failed to acknowledge 9-11 at all and the same day that Egyptian protesters assaulted the US embassy in Cairo, the same day that the White House refused a meeting with the Prime Minister of Israel at the end of the month, President Obama took time out of his very busy schedule to do an interview with Miami’s DZ Laz aka “the Pimp with the Limp.”
Here is the audio clip:
The Miami Herald reports that the supposedly muted political day included Medi-scare tactics, claiming that the repeal of Obamacare would cause Medicare to go bankrupt.
Laz even got false ones.
For instance, Obama said that repealing Obamacare, which cut Medicare and helped extend the life of the program by eight years, would cause the program to go “bankrupt by 2016.”
That’s not really true. If the cuts were repealed, a main hospital trust fund for Medicare would start to take in less than it pays out. But that’s not bankruptcy.
On the whole, Obama stayed on message, dropped a few pop culture references and reached an audience that seldom pays close attention to politics. He also
avoided talking about 9/11 on 9/11’s anniversary, but**made time to mock the Dolphins bad record.
New tone alert…
According to a just released report from the San Francisco Chronicle, California Democratic Party Chair John Burton compared Paul Ryan and the GOP to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels.
Let’s see how – or if – the media reports this outrageous comment. Had this been a Republican, you would have already heard about it, as opposed to having to read it here.
From the Chronicle (who will be posting audio shortly):
Greetings from the California delegation breakfast at the DNC where before he had a cup of coffee Democratic Party Chair John Burton – much like his ol’ pal Guv Jerry Brown once did – just compared the Republicans to Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels, for “telling the big lie,” a reference to several falsehoods GOP VP nominee Paul Ryan recently told.
“They lie and they don’t care if people think they lie… Joseph Goebbels – it’s the big lie, you keep repeating it,” Burton said Monday before the Blake Hotel breakfast. He said Ryan told “a bold-faced lie and he doesn’t care that it was a lie. That was Goebbels, the big lie.”
Reminded that Brown drew heat for comparing the messaging of Meg Whitman’s 2010 GOP gubernatorial campaign to Goebbels, he said sarcastically, “(Bleep) that’s right, she won the election!
Burton shrugged at Brown getting in trouble. “He won it big. Goddam he was in trouble.”
Not only does he make the troubling comparison, but he shrugs it off and hints that it may be a good thing for his future political aspirations. Sadly, he may be right in a liberal cesspool like California.
Additionally, the Chronicle points out that Burton is wrong on his facts whilst accusing Ryan of lying. Liars lie.
This video shows Burton railing against Ryan on his alleged ‘lies’, and referring to the vice-presidential candidate as a “horse’s ass”.
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Kathy Hochul (D-NY) is running for reelection in New York’s 26th congressional district. In her first ad this season called “Tough Choices”, Hochul claims that Washington is broken because, unlike her, they aren’t willing to make those tough choices.
“Washington extremists, Super PACs, and specials interest groups are already planning their own negative television commercials to distort my record, and we need to have the resources to fight back,” Hochul said in an email appeal for donations that accompanies a clip of the ad, which began airing in the WNY where she faces a neck-and-neck race with Republican Chris Collins — and a reported onslaught of NRCC cash to bolster his challenge.
Kathy Hochul’s claims of bipartisanship and ‘bucking her own party’ would be admirable, if they didn’t require the willing suspension of disbelief.
Congresswoman Hochul’s new ad touting her “tough choices,” by voting for the balanced budget amendment and for cutting foreign aid to Pakistan are nothing more than window dressing.
If she was serious about addressing these issues in a bipartisan manner, Congresswoman Hochul would be calling on Senator Gillibrand and her colleagues in the Democrat controlled Senate to pass the balanced budget amendment, reign in out-of-control Government spending, and reduced the tax and regulatory burdens facing our job creators and small business owners.
Like we said, it would require the willing suspension of disbelief.
Since going to Washington in 2011, Kathy Hochul has been a consistent rubberstamp for the Obama-Pelosi agenda, voting six times against a repeal of Obamacare, which continues to raise taxes on the middle class, raids $741 Billion from Medicare – leaving our seniors at risk – and has led to trillion dollar budget deficits.
New Yorkers deserve better, and come November, voters in the 27th Congressional District will elect Chris Collins, a proven job creator and government reformer who will balance our budget, grow our economy, and reform our tax code.
Hochul is most famous on this blog because of a very telling moment at a townhall meeting in February. Hochul, in the following video, explained that she wasn’t concerned about the constitutionality of the HHS contraception mandate because “we’re not looking at the Constitution”.
Would it be too much to ask if we started making the “tough choice” to actually start looking at the Constitution?
Today the New York State Republican Party responded to DCCC Chairman Steve Israel’s new television ad campaign:
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, led by New York’s own Steve Israel, is out with their first campaign ad of the 2012 season, in which they falsely accuse a Republican Congressman of voting to “end Medicare.”
Democrats tried these “Medi-scare” tactics last year, and they failed:
In New York’s 9th Congressional District, Republican Bob Turner won in a three-to-one Democratic district not held by a Republican since 1923 and in a swing Nevada district, the Republican won by twenty-two points.
Neither Barack Obama nor Congressional Democrats have a plan to save Medicare from bankruptcy.
In fact, only one bill in history signed by an American President actually removed funds from Medicare.
It was Obamacare, written by Democrats, signed into law by Barack Obama and passed with the votes of Steve Israel, Dan Maffei, Bill Owens, Paul Tonko, Louise Slaughter, Nita Lowey and Tim Bishop.
Team Obama’s doubling down on a failed attack line speaks volumes about their lack of confidence in their own record.
And Americans know why Democrats don’t want to discuss that:
Obama promised hope and change, but the legacy of his domestic legislative and regulatory agenda is high unemployment, the worst economic recovery in
70 years, four years of trillion-dollar deficits and the most federal government spending since World War II.
Come January, Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will put America back on the path to fiscal sanity and economic prosperity.
Wait, what? Mainstream journalists are biased?
Tuesday’s Starting Point began with a bang (and a whimper, on our end) as host Soledad O’Brien and Romney surrogate John Sununu entered into a heated argument over Medicare.
“I understand that this is a Republican talking point because I’ve heard it repeated over and over again,” said O’Brien after Sununu insisted the Romney and Ryan plans were different. “And these numbers have been debunked, as you know, by the Congressional Budget Office.”
“No they haven’t,” said Sununu.
“Yes, they have,” answered O’Brien.
It got worse, or better, depending on your perspective…
“Soledad, stop this!” said Sununu. “All you’re doing is mimicking the stuff that comes out of the White House and gets repeated on the Democratic blog boards out there….”
“I’m telling you what FactCheck.com tells you,” she insisted. “I’m telling you what the CBO tells you. I’m telling you what CNN’s independent analysis does.”
“Put an Obama bumper sticker on your forehead when you do this,” Sununu shot back.
Beyond fantastic! Watch for yourself…
Another case-in-point that the Obama campaign will not only stoop to unseen levels during this election cycle, but that they will repeatedly stoop to those levels.
Obama adviser Robert Gibbs was interviewed by Chuck Todd this morning on MSNBC, claiming that his 83-year-old lung cancer surviving father would be hurt by Paul Ryan’s medicare reform plan.
This particular lie however, was so egregious that even the far-left Todd had to point out that the Ryan plan would not apply to current seniors.
Gibbs also repeated the Democrat talking point that Ryan’s plan ends Medicare, a statement that in 2011 prompted Politifact to honor it with the phrase “Lie of the Year“.
The Democrats have already scraped the bottom of the barrel with the Priorities USA ad that expressly implies that Mitt Romney was the reason a man’s wife died from cancer.
The point being – the Obama administration wants you to believe that Ryan and Romney will willingly sacrifice seniors at the expense of reforming the medicare system. Fear-mongering at its finest.
Watch the clip…