Category Archives: Politics & Government

‘Hope, change, and … urging?’ Jay Carney says Obama’s got advice for Iraqi government

http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/478931030791827456 This afternoon, Jay Carney took a moment to reassure that despite all appearances to the contrary, President Obama is confronting the Iraq crisis head-on: http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/478929506988990465 Ongoing work by Top. Men. Meantime, according to Carney, Obama has some advice for the troubled Iraqi government: http://twitter.com/#!/markknoller/status/478930170095886336 How has no one thought of this before? http://twitter.com/#!/ChelsTXNorton/status/478931265232437249 Insightful stuff as usual, White House! http://twitter.com/#!/MrAyeDee/status/478930959589314560 http://twitter.com/#!/ChristyLynnLSU/status/478947742316642305 He’ll have to get back to you. http://twitter.com/#!/mmkvien/status/478951767666094081 @redsteeze Obama doctrine: Kum ba yah, my lord, Kum ba yah! Kum ba yah, my lord, Kum […]

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‘Paging Buzz Aldrin’! On Equal Pay Act, looks like OFA is lost in space [pic]

OFA HQ: "When was the moon landing?" "1963" "You sure?" "Yes" "Okay, no need to double check then" — Ashe Schow (@AsheSchow) June 10, 2014 Remember that time OFA said something smart? Yeah, neither do we. Check out today’s history lesson from the Obama flacks par excellence: http://twitter.com/#!/BarackObama/status/476372975252291585 Huh? http://twitter.com/#!/cynicusprime/status/476403989169184770 That’s giving OFA an awful lot of credit. A lot of things happened in 1963. Why use a picture of the moon landing? Survey says: Heckuva job, guys! http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/476399708001546240 http://twitter.com/#!/AndrewHClark/status/476400674713128960 http://twitter.com/#!/JimmyPrinceton/status/476400355953999872 http://twitter.com/#!/lachlan/status/476400429753188353 Dude, seriously. http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/476402248021336064 That’s possible, […]

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Angry lefties scold SCOTUSblog for Hobby Lobby decision; Just one problem…

http://twitter.com/#!/JumpyNelson/status/483645678749376513 SCOTUSblog is a fantastic resource for learning about all-things related to the U.S. Supreme Court. The SCOTUSblog Twitter feed says on the main page that they are “a private blog about the Supreme Court of the U.S.” “Private,” as in “not part of the Supreme Court.” But learning the background information about SCOTUSblog before commenting isn’t on the agenda for some who are angry with this morning’s Supreme Court decision on the Hobby Lobby case. SCOTUSblog retweeted many and provided a funny running commentary about the […]

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Is John Boehner serious about using ‘the Constitution to get things done’?

http://twitter.com/#!/sandrapatriot/status/423494736284893184 Yesterday, President Obama declared that, when it comes to fixing the economy, he’s ready to use his pen and phone to bypass Congress through executive actions. This morning, House Speaker John Boehner tweeted this response: http://twitter.com/#!/SpeakerBoehner/status/423490370383540226 But some people can’t help but wonder about the strength of Boehner’s commitment: http://twitter.com/#!/deltalima21/status/423490593491140608 http://twitter.com/#!/pinkfloydster/status/423494403911479296 http://twitter.com/#!/DCMorse/status/423496781125541888 http://twitter.com/#!/ScottVann/status/423495287487737857 *** Related: Twitchy coverage of John Boehner Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/01/15/is-john-boehner-serious-about-using-the-constitution-to-get-things-done/

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Brit Hume sees ‘big deal’ in Sharyl Attkisson’s Benghazi ‘bombshell’

http://twitter.com/#!/ReynardFou/status/511518066342383616 @SharylAttkisson @DailySignal Culling damaging docs to protect a Clinton? Wish I had a nickel… — R Hanks is (@acidicbob47) September 15, 2014 Investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson has for a long time now been in pursuit of the full story about the Benghazi attack and surrounding events. Attkisson’s latest report concerns a former State Department official who alleges an effort to remove any damning documents from department files before they were handed over to the Accountability Review Board: Exclusive: Was There a Benghazi Document-Scrubbing Operation in State […]

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Laura Ingraham sees ‘#ModerateFlop’ in Jerry Brown’s GOP opponent

http://twitter.com/#!/Ronin4Hire/status/514631615356862464 California Governor Jerry Brown so far doesn’t appear to be facing a tight re-election battle against Republican Neel Kashkari: CA Republican Neel Kashkari, who boasts being socially liberal, trails Gov. Jerry Brown by 21pts. #ModerateFlop http://t.co/hxtHHzRWkY — Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) September 24, 2014 The “moderate” Republican candidate trails Gov. Jerry Brown big time: Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown leads Republican Neel Kashkari by 21 percentage points in the race for governor, with the challenger failing to alter the dynamic after their only scheduled debate. Brown, running for […]

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Sochi Olympics opening ceremony viewers wonder if Canada was left out

http://twitter.com/#!/jennerrxo/status/431831382755516416 Some viewers of the opening ceremony of the Sochi Olympics were a little confused after Canada was seemingly left out: http://twitter.com/#!/karinlow/status/431831177226227712 http://twitter.com/#!/JayHenRod/status/431831378154758144 The answer has everything to do with the alphabet in Russia: http://twitter.com/#!/BigBadRussian/status/431831084918009856 Ah, that explains it. http://twitter.com/#!/AndrewChangCBC/status/431829978888433665 *** Read all of Twitchy’s Olympics coverage here. Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/02/07/where-is-canada-sochi-olympics-opening-ceremony-viewers-wonder-if-country-was-left-out/

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White House flack: 2016 GOP race ‘over who’s the most anti-immigration’

http://twitter.com/#!/jpodhoretz/status/499616613877153792 A new ad from Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s RickPAC takes on President Obama and the border crisis: http://twitter.com/#!/JRubinBlogger/status/499616120035614722 “White House Director of Progressive Media and Online Response” Jesse Lee thinks he knows what the 2016 GOP nomination will boil down to: http://twitter.com/#!/jesseclee44/status/499621336927698944 The desire for a secure border equates to being anti-immigration? It does if you’re a dutiful White House flack. *** Related: White House flack upset that House Republicans get a say in GOP border bill Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/13/white-house-flack-2016-gop-race-shaping-up-to-be-over-whos-the-most-anti-immigration/

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Jesse Jackson wants to amend the Constitution because you’re racist

http://twitter.com/#!/The_NeoKong/status/497201258051010560 Of course they can, but the left needs a spin that makes fighting voter fraud look racist. http://twitter.com/#!/RevJJackson/status/497200522101661697 There’s clearly a lot of energy for the idea. As of this posting, of Jackson’s nearly 45,000 followers only 17 gave him the retweet he asked for. [Editor’s Thursday morning update: He’s up to 19 RTs now. Clearly, momentum is building.] http://twitter.com/#!/whitoccur/status/497209882982879232 Heh. http://twitter.com/#!/SnarkBitten/status/497220843479396352 Busted? *** Related Jesse Jackson wishes people would shut up about the pope-bashing retweet he still hasn’t removed; Update: Retweet finally removed Jesse Jackson’s ‘racial extortion racket’ […]

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Rick Perry hits Obama administration on border security

http://twitter.com/#!/ZekeJMiller/status/498548176618418177 During his remarks in Iowa today, Texas Gov. Rick Perry blasted the Obama administration for allowing citizens to remain in danger due to the lack of security on the southern border. http://twitter.com/#!/ZekeJMiller/status/498552882929893376 http://twitter.com/#!/ZekeJMiller/status/498559120283549696 We’re sure border security will be a top priority for Obama while at Martha’s Vineyard.   Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/10/how-many-more-citizens-have-to-die-rick-perry-hits-obama-administration-on-border-security/

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