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Keyword: scapegoat

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  • Obama aide takes blame for Paris absence

    01/20/2015 5:56:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 20, 2015 | Justin Sink
    White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough said Tuesday it was his fault the White House didn’t send the president or another senior member of the administration to a unity rally in Paris earlier this month following the terror attack on a satirical newspaper. “We’ve said we regret we didn’t send someone more senior than out ambassador,” McDonough said in an interview with NBC’s “The Today Show. “That rests on me, that’s my job.” McDonough said he regretted the decision in particular because “the melee that ensued after that has covered up and obfuscated the very good progress that our...
  • Democtratic Disaster casts shadow on Nancy Pelosi

    11/06/2014 3:27:06 AM PST · by Din Maker · 34 replies
    SFGate News ^ | November 5, 2014 | Carolyn Lochhead
    All but overlooked in the Republican Senate landslide is the double-digit loss of seats for Democrats in the House. The outcome casts a cloud on House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s future, potentially throwing the House out of reach for Democrats in 2016 and dashing Pelosi's dream of serving as House speaker with a President Hillary Rodham Clinton. Democrats lost at least 14 seats Tuesday. Because gerrymandering has reduced the number of competitive House districts to roughly 50, or barely 10 percent of the 435 seats, the climb back for Democrats is going to be monumentally steep. Republicans now hold their...
  • Benghazi suspect in federal law enforcement hands

    06/28/2014 7:53:53 AM PDT · by don-o · 16 replies
    AP ^ | June 28, 2014 | PETE YOST and ERIC TUCKER
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Libyan militant charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks was in federal law enforcement custody, the U.S. attorney's office said Saturday. Security at the city's federal courthouse was heightened.

    04/10/2014 3:36:16 PM PDT · by Corporate Democrat · 206 replies
    AP ^ | April 10 2014 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — AP source: HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius resigning after rocky health care law rollout.
  • Benghazi scapegoat finally leaving federal custody

    09/26/2013 7:23:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/26/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    More than a year after the terrorist attack in Benghazi claimed the lives of four Americans, including the first American ambassador killed in the line of duty in 33 years, critics of the Obama administration like to point out that none of the terrorists have been apprehended, but the filmmaker that the White House scapegoated still sits in prison. The latter half of that argument becomes moot today, as Nakoula Basseley Nakoula/Mark Basseley Youssef will officially exit federal custody: The man behind a film that stoked anti-U.S. protests across the Muslim world was due for release from federal custody in...
  • Environmental Campaign Suggests Naming Vicious Storms After Climate-Change Deniers

    08/26/2013 1:21:57 PM PDT · by CW_Conservative · 38 replies
    Adweek ^ | August 26, 2013 | Tim Nudd
    'Marco Rubio threatens everything in his path'
  • 'Vampire' Graves Uncovered in Poland

    07/12/2013 7:14:42 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies
    Live Science ^ | July 12, 2013 | Marc Lallanilla
    'Vampire' Graves Uncovered in Poland Archaeologists in Poland believe they've made a startling discovery: a group of vampire graves. The graves were discovered during the construction of a roadway near the Polish town of Gliwice, where archaeologists are more accustomed to finding the remains of World War II soldiers, according to The Telegraph. But instead of soldiers, the graves contained skeletons whose heads had been severed and placed on their legs. This indicated to the archaeologists that the bodies had been subject to a ritualized execution designed to ensure the dead stayed dead, The Telegraph reports. By keeping the head...
  • Washington Post applauds Obama doing nothing about IRS scandal

    05/16/2013 5:20:23 PM PDT · by forty_years · 10 replies
    netwmd.com ^ | May 16, 2013 | netWMD Staff
    President Obama is already trying to sweep another one of his scandals under the rug, the IRS debacle, in which that agency "used inappropriate criteria that identified for review tea party and other organizations applying for tax-exempt status based upon their names or policy positions." This is a huge scandal, with many major ramifications for free speech and other aspects of our constitutional rights. The President stood before the American people for "a mere four minutes" yesterday and fired the acting director of the IRS, a guy who already had decided to step down before the scandal broke, and who...
  • FOX19 EXCLUSIVE: Four local IRS workers allegedly connected to scandal

    05/15/2013 8:21:04 PM PDT · by LibFreeUSA · 67 replies
    FOX19 CINCINNATI, OH ^ | May 15, 2013 10:50 PM EDT | Ben Swann
    CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - FOX19 has exclusively learned that as many as four people may be the first Cincinnati Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees to face disciplinary action, and possibly even criminal charges, for allegedly targeting Tea Party and Liberty groups applying for non-profit status. On Wednesday, the IRS announced that it has pin-pointed two employees at the agency's Cincinnati office for being 'primarily' responsible. In addition, acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller resigned his position, revealed by President Obama on Wednesday. "Secretary Lew took the first step by requesting and accepting the resignation of the acting commissioner of the IRS,...
  • Acting IRS commissioner resigns in wake of agency scandal

    05/15/2013 3:42:10 PM PDT · by freedumb2003 · 154 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 5/15/2013 | Fox News
    <p>President Obama says Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew has requested and received the resignation of acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller, after critical report on targeting of conservative groups.</p>
  • The man behind the Benghazi cover-up?

    05/05/2013 6:28:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/04/2013 | Ed Lasky
    Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard has a must read column regarding the Benghazi cover-up by White House officials CIA career officials clearly and repeatedly identified Al Qaeda and Al Qaeda-linked Islamic terrorists as the culprits behind the murder of four Americans. Of course, this would cause embarrassment for the Obama team, especially in the few weeks before the election. They had been boasting for years that Al Qaeda had been decimated, the "tide of war" was receding; they had been on a mission to whitewash the prospect of Islamic terrorism as a threat to America (see Lauri Regan's superb...
  • DHS official resigns after immigrants are freed

    02/27/2013 12:50:51 PM PST · by Perdogg · 114 replies
    The Associated Press has learned that the Homeland Security Department official in charge of the agency's immigration enforcement and removal operations has resigned after hundreds of illegal immigrants were released from jails because of government spending cuts.
  • Jim Carrey: The lives of assault rifle owners aren’t really ‘worth protecting’

    02/03/2013 6:19:39 AM PST · by marktwain · 44 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | 1 February, 2013 | Twitchy
    "Any1 who would run out to buy an assault rifle after the Newtown massacre has very little left in their body or soul worth protecting. ;^\" Hey, gun owners: There’s “very little” about your life and even your very soul “worth protecting” if you bought an assault rifle after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, according to funnyman Jim Carrey. Because, you know, he values life and stuff. The emoticon at the end of his tweet just shows how much he cares. “Dumb and Dumber” doesn’t begin to cover this one. And Much like Musket Morgan, we’re guessing Carrey couldn’t...
  • Man behind anti-Muslim film sentenced to prison

    11/07/2012 6:31:08 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/7/2012 | GREG RISLING
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California man behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in many parts of the Middle East was sentenced Wednesday to a year in federal prison for probation violations in an unrelated matter, then issued a provocative statement through his attorney. The sentence was the result of a plea bargain between lawyers for Mark Bassely Youssef and federal prosecutors. Youssef admitted in open court that he had used several false names in violation of his probation order and obtained a driver's license under a false name. He was on probation for a bank fraud case....
  • Director of Anti-Muslim Film that Sparked Attacks on U.S. Facilities is an Arab

    09/17/2012 1:33:33 PM PDT · by pabianice · 16 replies
    He's not a Jew. At least, that's the latest on the man behind the anti-Islam film, "Innocence of Muslims," that has fueled attacks on U.S. diplomatic installations in Libya, Egypt and Yemen, leaving the U.S. ambassador to Libya, J. Christopher Stevens, dead. The filmmaker appears to be an Egyptian Christian rather than an Israeli Jew, as he had claimed in interviews. The Associated Press tracked down an Egyptian Coptic Christian living in Southern California who admitted to involvement with the film's logistics, and whose middle name and a known alias closely resemble the apparently fake name - Sam Bacile -...
  • Feds arrest Mohammed filmmaker on probation violation

    09/27/2012 7:07:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/27/2012 | AllahPundit
    No word yet on what the violation was, but I assume it must be far more serious than using an alias or a computer. Given the insanity of the past two weeks, replete with the White House nudging Google to pull the video off of YouTube and the State Department running ads on Pakistani TV to apologize for a movie they had nothing to do with, I can’t quite believe the DOJ would risk the perception that they’re punishing this guy for a thoughtcrime unless something serious was involved. There has to be a real crime underlying this. Right? The...
  • Dems finally go bonkers

    10/14/2012 6:29:14 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 50 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 14, 2012 | MICHAEL GOODWIN
    After enduring three days of outlandish claims and grievances about American life at the Charlotte convention, I wrote that “something shocking is happening to the Democratic Party.” Five weeks later, I must amend the observation. The soul-sapping transformation is no longer “happening.” It is complete. The Democratic Party has lost its mind and its way. Its political philosophy of inclusion and progress has been consumed by virulent strains of anger, dishonesty and intolerance. Its leaders don’t just want to win an election; they want to silence any American who disagrees with them. Consider the latest evidence. The White House, on...
  • Anti-Islam Filmmaker Nakoula B. Nakoula Arrested, U.S. Attorney Says

    09/27/2012 4:47:21 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 46 replies
    Anti-Islam Filmmaker Nakoula B. Nakoula Arrested, U.S. Attorney Says By EVAN PEREZ Federal authorities in Los Angeles on Thursday arrested a man they believe was behind a video clip insulting to Muslims, alleging he violated terms of his probation on an earlier federal charge. The alleged filmmaker, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, was to be arraigned Thursday afternoon in a Los Angeles federal courtroom. The United States Probation Office filed a request to revoke Mr. Nakoula's supervised release, alleging he violated terms he agreed to following his bank fraud conviction in 2010, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles...
  • Feds Arrest Producer Of Controversial Anti-Islam Film On Probation Violation Charge

    09/27/2012 3:24:35 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 91 replies
    http://www.thesmokinggun.com ^ | 27 September 2012
  • AG Holder cleared in Justice gunwalking probe

    09/19/2012 3:18:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 41 replies
    AP/CBS News ^ | September 19, 2012 2:15 PM
    The Justice Department's inspector general cleared Attorney General Eric Holder Wednesday of knowing about the gun-walking operation known as Fast and Furious that allowed thousands of weapons to cross into Mexico. But Inspector General Michael Horowitz concluded that there were "serious failures" at both the Justice Department and its Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives going back more than six years, CBS Radio News reporter Stephanie Lambidakis reports. Horowitz found that no one running the operations—not agents, nor prosecutors, nor managers—questioned the wisdom of letting guns vanish across the border with Mexico, where they ended up in the hands...
  • Alleged 'Innocence of Muslims' filmmaker taken in for interviewing by deputies

    09/15/2012 1:08:09 AM PDT · by bd476 · 162 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 15, 2012
    Just after midnight, authorities descended on the Cerritos home of the man believed to be the filmmaker behind the anti-Muslim movie that has sparked protests and rioting in the Arab world. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies escorted a man believed to be Nakoula Basseley Nakoula to an awaiting car. The man declined to answer questions on his way out and wore a hat and a towel over his face. He kept his hands in the pocket of a winter coat. Sheriff's officials could not be reached by The Times, but department spokesman Steve Whitmore told NBC4 that deputies assisting...
  • Analysis Film at heart of Libya attack may be fake

    09/13/2012 10:48:38 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 20 replies
    http://www.csmonitor ^ | Sept 13 2012 | By Dan Murphy
    Cindy Lee Garcia tells the website that she was hired last summer for a small part in a movie she was told would be called "Desert Warriors," about life in Egypt 2,000 years ago (Islam is about 1,400 years old). She told Gawker "It wasn't based on anything to do with religion, it was just on how things were run in Egypt. There wasn't anything about Muhammed or Muslims or anything and that, according to Gawker, "In the script and during the shooting, nothing indicated the controversial nature of the final product. Muhammed wasn't even called Muhammed; he was "Master...
  • Consulate attack planned as 2-part militant assault, Libyan official says (NOT the movie)

    09/13/2012 4:17:21 PM PDT · by bronxville · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 09-13-2012 | Catherine Herridge
    A Libyan official said Thursday that the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was a planned, two-part operation that included a raid on a supposedly secret safe house -- an account that comports with what a top U.S. lawmaker told Fox News a day earlier. On Wednesday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers told Fox News that the strike was a "coordinated, military-style" operation. Wanis al-Sharef, eastern Libya's deputy interior minister, then said on Thursday the attacks were suspected to have been timed to mark the 9/11 anniversary and that the militants used civilians protesting an anti-Islam film...
  • US Identifies Anti-Muslim Filmmaker Blamed for Attacks

    09/13/2012 3:34:11 PM PDT · by Taggart_D · 48 replies
    CBS ^ | Sept. 13, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities have identified a Coptic Christian in southern California who is on probation after his conviction for financial crimes as the key figure behind the anti-Muslim film that ignited mob violence against U.S. embassies across the Mideast, a U.S. law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday.
  • Top U.S. Military Officer Calls Pastor Over Film

    09/12/2012 12:09:03 PM PDT · by kristinn · 369 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wednesday, September 12, 2012 | Phil Stweart and David Adams
    General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the U.S. military's Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke with Pastor Terry Jones by phone on Wednesday and asked him to withdraw his support for a film whose portrayal of the Prophet Mohammad has sparked violent protests - including one that ended with the death of America's envoy to Libya
  • Twitter users call for the arrest and murder of Terry Jones

    09/12/2012 12:14:26 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 36 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 09/12/12 | Twitchy Staff
    In the wake of yesterday’s deadly outburst in Libya, some Twitter users are demanding justice. Mind you, they don’t want any action to be taken against the vicious murderers who ruthlessly killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and other Americans. No, these Twitter users are calling for action against Terry Jones, a private U.S. citizen who — horror of horrors! — praised a crappy anti-Muslim movie. The nerve! Like Mike Barnicle and UPenn professor Anthea Butler, these Twitter users don’t seem particularly enamored of that little thing called the First Amendment. It’s just a technicality, you see. They are certain Jones must...
  • Obama's Scapegoating His Economic Failure Is Getting Old

    06/15/2012 10:30:43 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 3 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 6-15-12 | The Looking Spoon
    The latest Gallup poll shows people still want to blame Bush for the current state of the economy...seriously?
  • Official: Obama Admin Drafted Memo to Blame Military If Bin Laden Mission Failed

    05/07/2012 8:53:26 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 85 replies
    Fox News Nation ^ | May 07, 2012
    Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey told Sean Hannity tonight that the Obama Administration drafted a memo to protect the president from blame if the mission to kill or capture Osama Bin Laden would have failed. That way Obama could blame the general instead of taking the blame himself. Mukasey wrote about it this week in The Wall Street Journal. “That was a highly lawyered memo (designed to protect the president politically)… I think there’s going to be more that’s going to be tumbling out about that escapade but so far that memo is enough.“
  • Obama Scapegoat Hilary Rosen Ducks 'Meet The Press'

    04/14/2012 8:54:55 AM PDT · by Justaham · 23 replies
    This war against Ann Romney started Friday at the White House as President Obama himself laid the groundwork for Hilary Rosen's CNN attack Wednesday night. As a consequence to the blowback, the White House immediately threw their surrogate under the bus and now she's gone even deeper into hiding. Rosen, a capable public relations and crisis management expert, is obviously the White House's scapegoat in this sorry episode after a cynical and divisive plan of attack against Ann Romney, who will obviously be a major asset to the 2012 ticket, completely blew up in their face. My guess is that...

    03/21/2012 5:28:11 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 9 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | March 21 2012 | B.Shapiro
    In a newly-uncovered interview from the Hyde Park Citizen newspaper circa December 28, 1995, Barack Obama explains his philosophy on income inequality in the United States, especially in light of economic difficulties: In an environment of scarcity, where the cost of living is rising, folks begin to get angry and bitter and look for scapegoats. Historically, instead of looking at the top 5% of this country that controls all the wealth, we turn towards each other, and the Republicans have added to the fire. In that interview, Obama explains that his perspective on the “top 5%” was shaped by his...
  • China state media slam Obama on yuan remarks

    11/15/2011 9:20:43 AM PST · by Driftwood1 · 7 replies
    China Post ^ | 11-16-11 | TWN, AP
    SHANGHAI -- Chinese state media have accused U.S. President Barack Obama of “scapegoating” Beijing for his country's economic woes after he hit out at China's currency policy. Obama on Sunday betrayed increasing frustration over Beijing's control of the yuan, saying it has not done enough to allow the unit to reach a fair market level and calling on a now “grown up” China to act more responsibly. The official Xinhua news agency accused Obama of using the issue to attract votes, and said forcing the yuan to appreciate more quickly would bankrupt Chinese companies without resolving the U.S. trade deficit...
  • Kenneth Melson, acting ATF chief, steps down

    08/30/2011 1:21:03 PM PDT · by edwinland · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/30/11 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    The man who led the controversial Fast and Furious anti-gun-trafficking operation will step down as the interim head of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Justice Department announced Tuesday as it named a new acting director for the agency. Kenneth Melson, the bureau’s acting director, on Wednesday will move to the Office of Legal Policy, where he will be a senior adviser on forensic science, the department said without making reference to the failed gun-tracking operation that is alleged to have ultimately put guns into the hands of criminals. Dennis Burke, the U.S. Attorney in Arizona who oversaw...
  • Mystery surrounds details of S&P downgrade [ CNN rejects Axelrods & Kerrys TP blame ]

    08/08/2011 1:00:42 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 23 replies
    money.cnn.com ^ | August 8 2011 | By Jennifer Liberto
    WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) -- Little is known about key details that led Standard & Poor's to downgrade U.S. debt late Friday, despite its outsized repurcussions. While the move knocking U.S. debt down a notch from the lofty AAA rating has exacerbated an already skittish stock market and drawn criticism from the White House, key details are a mystery. S&P doesn't say who, exactly, made the decision at the company; what kind of weight they gave U.S. politics versus ability to pay; or to what extent they felt pressured to downgrade the United States in response to criticism of its downgrades of...
  • Kerry blames the tea party for credit downgrade (The same John Kerry that was in Vietnam)

    08/07/2011 6:33:28 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 52 replies
    washington times ^ | 8/7/2011 | By Ben Wolfgang
    Sen. John Kerry on Sunday laid the blame for the recent downgrade of the nation’s credit rating at the feet of conservative House Republicans. “I believe this is, without question, the tea party downgrade,” Mr. Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Standard & Poor’s rating agency on Friday dropped the U.S. credit rating from AAA to “AA+, questioning the ability of leaders in Washington to deal seriously with the nation’s debt crisis.
  • Video: Dems [John Kerry] New Spin: ‘The Tea Party Downgrade’

    08/07/2011 2:48:26 PM PDT · by Justaham · 47 replies
    Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) on NBC's "Meet the Press" and Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod on CBS' "Face the Nation" lead a new propaganda push against the Tea Party movement. First they were "astro-turf", then racist, then stupid, then violent, then dangerous, then terrorists, and now they're responsible for the S & P downgrade even though the Tea Party was pushing for the exact entitlement reforms that would have avoided the downgrade. It's obvious that the White House is fearful that the president will be blamed for the unprecedented downgrade of America's bond rating.
  • Axelrod: This is a "Tea Party downgrade"

    08/07/2011 3:39:48 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 80 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | August 7 2011 | By Lucy Madison
    (CBS News) Former White House adviser David Axelrod on Sunday pinned responsibility for the recent U.S. economic downgrade on the Tea Party movement, arguing that the group's political "brinksmanship" during debt ceiling negotiations "brought us to the brink of a default" -- and that, subsequently, "this is essentially a Tea Party downgrade." In an appearance on CBS' "Face the Nation," Axelrod, currently a campaign strategist for President Obama, said the U.S. economic downgrade was "largely a political analysis" and that "there's a broad consensus that [the U.S.] is still the safest place to invest your money." Nevertheless, he argued, the...
  • White House adviser blames tea party for downgrade (Axelrod)

    08/07/2011 10:08:27 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 153 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/7/11 | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House adviser is blaming the downgrade of the U.S. credit rating on tea party Republicans, whom he says were unwilling to compromise on how to reduce the federal debt. The adviser to President Barack Obama, David Axelrod, tells CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday .. ... .. also criticized GOP presidential candidates for not speaking up in favor of compromise.
  • MoveOn.org drives new liberal catch phrase: ‘Tea party downgrade’

    08/07/2011 1:13:08 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 146 replies · 1+ views
    MoveOn.org drives new liberal catch phrase: ‘Tea party downgrade’ Matthew Boyle - The Daily Caller 43 mins ago The left-wing activist group MoveOn.org picked up the new liberal slogan bashing conservatives for Standard & Poor’s U.S. credit rating downgrade: “Tea Party downgrade.” President Obama’s chief campaign strategist David Axelrod and Massachusetts Democratic Sen. John Kerry both used the phrase on Sunday talk shows. In a Sunday afternoon email to supporters, MoveOn.org accused tea partiers of being responsible for the first-ever credit downgrade in U.S. history. “This ‘tea party downgrade’ is a shameful blow to our nation’s honor and risks throwing...
  • Politicians points fingers over credit crisis (Axelrod blames Tea Party)

    08/07/2011 11:58:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 7, 2011 | AP
    A top Obama adviser blames tea party for downgrade WASHINGTON — Who's to blame for the U.S. debt-ceiling mess? Politicians and political advisers took to the airwaves Sunday to point fingers, mostly at each other. David Axelrod, a top political adviser to President Barack Obama, blames the downgrade of the U.S. credit rating on tea party Republicans for being unwilling to compromise on how to reduce the federal debt. The Obama campaign strategist tells CBS' Face the Nation on Sunday that the decision by the Standard & Poor's credit agency to downgrade the U.S. from AAA to AA+ for the...
  • Kerry Blames The Tea Party For Credit Downgrade

    08/07/2011 10:17:45 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 64 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 07, 2011 | Ben Wolfgang
    Kerry Blames The Tea Party For Credit Downgrade By Ben Wolfgang-The Washington Times1 Sen. John Kerry on Sunday laid the blame for the recent downgrade of the nation’s credit rating at the feet of conservative House Republicans. “I believe this is, without question, the tea party downgrade,” Mr. Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Standard & Poor’s rating agency on Friday dropped the U.S. credit rating from AAA to “AA+, questioning the ability of leaders in Washington to deal seriously with the nation’s debt crisis. The Obama administration’s debt-ceiling proposal, which included more spending cuts than the...
  • (Time) Mark Halperin: Conservatives should turn the other cheek when scapegoated for murder

    01/11/2011 8:06:24 AM PST · by markomalley · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/11/2011 | Mary Katherine Ham
    During a discussion on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Tuesday, the panel conceded that conservatives and Tea Party activists were unfairly scapegoated in the wake of Jared Lee Loughner’s shooting spree in Tucson, Ariz., which killed six and left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords fighting for her life after a gunshot wound to the head. Mark Halperin of Time just thinks conservatives shouldn’t bother defending themselves, so as to avoid further political escalation. “Obviously, the initial reaction was so offensive to conservatives it has united everybody from Rush Limbaugh to David Brooks this morning, who wrote a very, very compelling piece that the scapegoating...
  • How a mortgage clearinghouse became a villain in the foreclosure mess

    12/31/2010 7:13:49 AM PST · by Chunga85 · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 12/30/2010 | Ariana Eunjung Cha and Steven Mufson
    In the early 1990s, the biggest names in the mortgage industry hatched a plan for a new electronic clearinghouse that would transform the home loan business - and unlock billions of dollars of new investments and profits. At the time, mortgage documents were moved almost exclusively by hand and mail, a throwback to an era in which people kept stock certificates, too. That made it hard for banks to buy and sell packages of home loans to investors. By contrast, a central electronic clearinghouse would allow the companies to transfer thousands of mortgages instantaneously, greasing the wheels of a system...
  • China the punching bag in US election

    10/16/2010 8:39:20 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 3 replies
    AFP ^ | Oct. 16, 2010 | Shaun Tandon
    WASHINGTON — Facing a tough election, the congressman's advertisements attack his rival's support of free trade. The camera turns to a Chinese street scene and a voice intones, "As they say in China, xie xie ('Thank you')." Not to be outdone, commercials for challenger Bob Gibbs flash a Chinese flag, accusing Democratic incumbent Zach Space of allowing US stimulus money to support green technology in the emerging Asian economy. The contest in economically struggling Ohio is one of many in the November 2 congressional elections in which China has become the premier bugbear, accused of killing US jobs. A key...
  • China warns US against making yuan dispute a 'scapegoat' for a flagging economy

    10/15/2010 10:00:21 AM PDT · by traumer · 4 replies · 2+ views
    China has again warned the US not to use the dispute over the value of the Chinese currency, the yuan, as a “scapegoat” for its high unemployment and flagging growth prospects. The artificially weak Chinese currency has become a political issue in the US where it is blamed for giving Chinese exporters an unfair advantage at the cost of US jobs. Photo: Getty The remarks from China’s ministry of commerce came hours before the US was due to release a report on whether it considers China a “currency manipulator” as fears grow that tensions over the currency could lead to...
  • The Scapegoating of Michael Savage

    07/15/2010 11:56:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/15/2010 | Robin of Berkeley
    Radio host Michael Savage was my first conservative friend -- although I've never met the man. When I woke up from liberalism two and a half years ago, I had nowhere to turn. My friends thought I had lost my marbles. Having vaguely heard something about talk radio, I scanned my AM dial. I happened upon a cantankerous man with a Bronx accent bellowing that liberalism is a mental disorder. To my relief, I had found my first living, breathing conservative. Everything that came out of Savage's mouth offended me. He blared on about feminized men; borders, language and...
  • Obama's Secret Application (ridiculous class of '98 Vanity)

    06/16/2010 6:35:20 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 7 replies · 545+ views
    id | 6/16/2010 | Eddie01
  • Obama's Oil Slick Makes Landfall

    05/01/2010 11:11:32 AM PDT · by cardinal4 · 16 replies · 579+ views
    Artorius Castus ^ | 1 May 2010 | Patrick Truax
    The 5000 barrel a day oil spill from TransOcean’s Deepwater rig in the Gulf of Mexico, has made landfall on Louisiana shores. The Obama Administration’s refusal to act until seven days after the explosion, was a calculated political gamble that seems to have gone horribly wrong. For the second time in a year The Obama Administration has used Louisiana for the furtherance of political agenda. The first time, taxpayer money was used to bribe Senator Landrieu (D) LA into voting for ObamaCare. This second instance is much more more tangible.
  • WRKO suspends talk show host Carr

    04/16/2010 11:39:54 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies · 1,365+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | April 16, 2010 | Erin Ailworth
    Conservative talk radio host Howie Carr of WRKO 680 AM has been suspended for a week, effective Friday, for publicly and repeatedly using his program to bad-mouth the station, a company executive said. Julie Kahn, vice president and marketing manager for Entercom Boston, which owns the station, said Carr’s behavior toward his employer has become increasingly caustic and intolerable. ‘‘His behavior and his anger at the company is unacceptable because he denigrates the company, the medium, the station, the signal, and he’s a highly, highly, highly paid employee,’’ she said.
  • Greece's Papandreou says WWII (German) reparations issue still open

    03/20/2010 6:07:13 PM PDT · by mainsail that · 6 replies · 531+ views
    thelocal.de ^ | 3/20/2010 | thelocal.de
    Greek Prime Minister Georgios Papandreou said the issue of German reparations for World War II was still “open,” potentially putting Athens on a collision course with Berlin as it contends with a crippling debt crisis. “That’s an open issue,” Papandreou said on Thursday in Brussels while attempting to shore up EU support for Greece’s efforts to stay solvent. “But it’s not advisable to put it on the table right now.” He admitted dredging up the past would send the wrong signal at a time Greece needed backing from fellow eurozone members to contend with its crushing mountain of debt, which...
  • LtCol Chessani’s BOI Begins - Marine Veterans Watch in Dismay

    12/04/2009 12:27:17 PM PST · by Saoirise · 40 replies · 1,948+ views
    Thomas Moore Law Center ^ | 12/04/2009 | None Credited
    email LtCol Chessani’s Board of Inquiry Begins ─ Battle-Hardened Marine Veterans View Proceedings With Dismay December 04, 2009 ANN ARBOR, MI – On Wednesday, December 2nd, in a military courtroom at Camp Pendleton, California, the government began its case against an American warrior. They know this is their last chance to disgrace and destroy the 22 - year career of Marine LtCol Jeffrey Chessani, and it’s evident they are pulling out all the stops. Many of the spectators in the small courtroom were battle-hardened Marine veterans of World War II, Korea, and Vietnam. Some were veterans of the Korean Chosin...