June 20, 2015

AP Airbrushes Obama’s Frustration and Self-Cited Constituent Anger in Santa Monica Speech

Imagine if any Republican president in the past fifty years had said the following: “I get letters, people say, you are an idiot — (laughter) — and here’s what you didn’t do, and here’s the program that is terrible, and all kinds of stuff. But this gentleman, he said, I voted for you twice but I’m deeply disappointed. And it went on and on, chronicling all the things that hadn’t gotten done.”  The chance that the establishment press would report that constituents had called the president an idiot would be prohibitively high.

President Barack Obama said these very words at a Santa Monica, California fundraiser on Thursday; the White House has posted the transcript here. Yet the Associated Press’s Nedra Pickler acted as if he said nothing of the sort in the final three paragraphs of her early Friday report on what Obama said.


Hugh Hewitt Giving Career Advice to Jason Hart? It Is to Laugh

Filed under: Activism,Taxes & Government — Tom @ 7:15 am

The man who did more than any single person in the center-right media to foist the worst Republican presidential candidate in my lifetime on the mostly unwilling conservative and Republican faithful, while whitewashing how that candidate “did more harm to conservatism and the constitution-based rule of law during his ten years in public life than any other individual in America who claims to be on our side,” deigned to dispense career advice to Jason Hart, who has been assiduously chronicling Ohio Governor John Kasich’s myriad betrayals of conservative principles during the past several years.

Michelle Malkin had the perfect response:


Michelle has done just fine staying true to conservative principles. Hugh Hewitt, while talking a good game, has been selling them out at crunch time for well over a decade.

Remember Arlen Specter vs. Pat Toomey in 2004? Guess whose side Hugh Hewitt was on? You don’t have to guess. It’s obvious; here’s Hewitt’s whiny copout five years later.

Remember the guy who said that Mitt Romney should ignore the Goodridge same-sex marriage opinion in Massachusetts in 2003 because it was the right and constitutional thing to do, and who then did and said nothing when Romney illegally forced same-sex marriage on the state, paving the way for its slow but sure triumph first in California, then in much of the rest of the nation? Yeah, that was Hugh.

You’re doing just fine, Jason. We could not be more grateful for all you’ve done and continue to do. Keep at it.

Saturday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (062015)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:05 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: The Only Comment Left at Dylann Roof’s Facebook Page

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 6:00 am

As reported at Young Conservatives:

The FBI recently confirmed the identity of the Charleston church shooter as Dylann Roof, and not long after, photos from his Facebook page started getting around.

In the photo, Roof is sporting a jacket with racist flags on it, leading many to believe he may have been a white supremacist.

Well, if you look at the photo on his account, you’ll see there’s only one comment …