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More Lies from Desperate Democrats: Joe Donnelly Lies About Jackie Walorski Again – UPDATE: Associated Press Blasts Donnelly for Social Security Lie!

Posted by iusbvision on October 15, 2010

This post is a part of our new “LIES” category.

UPDATEAP:

SOCIAL SECURITY INSINCERITY: “If Walorski’s plan was in place two years ago, you could have lost nearly 40 percent of your retirement savings. Jackie Walorski. We can’t afford the risk.” That’s a Democratic ad against a Republican candidate in Indiana, misrepresenting Republican proposals to let people invest a portion of their Social Security taxes privately. GOP candidates Sean Duffy in Wisconsin, Dan Benishek in Michigan and Andy Barr in Kentucky are similarly depicted as reckless gamblers with Social Security money.

THE FACTS: The 40 percent figure bears no resemblance to Republican proposals.

It is based on the percentage drop in the 2008 stock market crash. Republicans have never proposed personal savings accounts for all Social Security money. And the current House Republican leadership has not agreed to support any private investment program.

The main Republican initiative comes from Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, who would give workers under 55 the option of investing a third of their Social Security taxes in personal retirement accounts managed by the Social Security Administration. The government would guarantee that nobody loses money.

Of course this is not the first time he either just made a claim up or totally distorted Walorski’s position – FactCheck.org Blasts Donnelley’s False Claims

The charge? Donnelly is claiming that Walorski wants to throw ALL Social Security funds into the stock market.

In a new ad and mailer from Joe Donnelly and his pals in the AFL/CIO leadership that I received in the mail today it says:

It’s clear that Jackie Walorski will risk our retirement saving. the only gamble is how much we’ll lose.

Of course this is the same lie that Democrats all across the country have been using and even the left leaning Factcheck.org says that the claim is pure nonsense. Read for yourself at the link.

Factcheck.org: Obama’s (Latest) Social Security Whopper – The president claims Republican leaders are as eager to ‘privatize’ Social Security as they are to repeal his health care law. That’s not true.

The president further distorted the Republican position when he claimed that the GOP plan would “[tie] your benefits to the whims of Wall Street traders.” That’s not true of the private accounts Bush proposed. Those would have been invested in strictly regulated, broadly based mutual funds, much like the funds in which millions of federal workers invest their own retirement funds.

Obama isn’t the only one spreading this lie, Here is a member of the Democrat Leadership making the same bogus claim on CNN.

Here was IUSB Vision’s take on this lie:

The lie; Wasserman is misrepresenting Ryan’s  position on Social Security. He doesn’t want to completely privatize it at all, he proposed as a possible alternative to offer people under age 55 the option of investing a fraction of their money in personal accounts in the same way that Congress has their retirement plan run. The plan that Congress has is partially private and partially ran by the government. All investments are carefully vetted and the money is very much diversified so if 1 of 25 investments loses some the others make money. The plan Congress has for themselves is ran VERY well and is quite lucrative. Of course what Wasserman doesn’t want to admit is that yes the Democrats have spent your Social Security money and continue to do so and now Social Security is in the red. The Social Security money is GONE and now Congress is printing money and burrowing money to pay Social Security benefits. Not being good enough Democrats have also raided $555 billion from the Medicare fund; Paul Ryan is 100% correct about that.

The truth is there is no more Social Security to even invest to help prefund American’s retirement. The money is GONE. Congress has spent the money and there is not enough money coming into Social Security any more to take care of current benefits. Now that the Social Security pile of money is gone the Democrats have begun to raid Medicare funds.

As modest as Paul Ryan’s proposal is Walorski’s position is even more modest. Walorski has proposed (and stated 100 times) that there be no changes to the current Social Security system for current retirees and for those going into the system in the near future with the exception that Congress stop spending Social Security funds on other things.

For those who are very young such as age 30, those people should be given the option of having a personal account that politicians can’t raid and have the option of using a small percentage of that account to be invested in the same type of lucrative retirement plan that Members of Congress have. No one ever proposed taking Social Security funds and tossing them all into the stock market. Democrats made this up some years ago and are still using it as a talking point in spite of the fact that every serious media outlet who has looked at these claims from Democrats have stated that they are just plain false, just as factcheck.org did.

In Donnelly’s TV ad he takes a carefully cherry picked snippet of Walorski explaining her position on this issue from a radio show and builds an entire false narrative around it to make it look as if Walorski is taking a position she just does not have. Of course Donnelly isn’t the only Democrat playing games with sound tape editing to be used as a smear tool:

Rep. Grayson Lowers the Bar – The Florida Democrat manipulates video to make his opponent seem to urge wives to ‘submit’ to husbands. He didn’t.

We thought Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida reached a low point when he falsely accused his opponent of being a draft dodger during the Vietnam War, and of not loving his country. But now Grayson has lowered the bar even further. He’s using edited video to make his rival appear to be saying the opposite of what he really said.


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More Lies from Desperate Democrats: Targeting The Chamber of Commerce and Karl Rove

Posted by iusbvision on October 14, 2010

This post is a part of our new “LIES” category.

The charge? Democrats are accusing the Chamber of Commerce and Karl Rove of using illegal foreign money to fund campaign issue ads. [Ironically MoveOn.org, the most well-known Democrat PAC which ran the add, gets a large portion of its funding from Hungarian billionaire George Soros.]

Even the Associated Press, New York Times,  and Factcheck.org say this charge was baseless.

But who is it that uses illegal foreign money? Obama accepted money from untraceable prepaid credit cards from foreign banks. Also if the contribution is under $200 the details do not have to be reported to the FCC. Bloggers obtained credit cards from foreign banks and used them to make a contribution on Obama’s web site. McCain’s web site was set up to prevent this.

Obama taking illegal foreign money – LINK

Obama taking illegal foreign money – LINK

Obama taking illegal foreign money – LINK

Obama taking illegal foreign money – LINK

Obama taking illegal foreign money – LINK

Gore taking illegal foreign money – LINK

Clintons taking illegal foreign money – LINK

Clintons taking illegal foreign money – LINK

 

UPDATE – After Glenn Beck explained on his radio show how the Democrats are attacking the Chamber of Commerce, which represents businesses from mom and pop shops to companies with names we would know, the Chamber had the single largest day of donations to its web site in history. Donate Today – https://www.uschambersmallbusinessnation.com/join-us/make-a-donation

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Flashback Obama: ACORN Will Shape My Agenda

Posted by iusbvision on September 5, 2010

We remember ACORN, the vote fraud supporting, anti-capitalist group who sued and used intimidation tactic to force banks to give ba high risk loans which helped bring about the mortgage collapse? The same ACORN that was caught on video in multiple offices conspiring to be an accomplice to bank fraud, tax fraud, child prostitution and human trafficking.  Friends of Obama collected TARP funds and then turned around and donated millions to ACORN and other Obama allies. Welcome to Chicago.

Our friends at FACTREAL put together a nice video diary of ACORN’s recent antics.

Of all of the broken promises and the lies, the two videos below outline the worst and the cost in human suffering that has been the result – LINKLINK for details.

Music legend Steve Vaus tells us what is in store for this November –

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Time-Yahoo News Blast Obama & Donnelly

Posted by iusbvision on September 5, 2010

UPDATE – Wow, even the AP blasted Donnelly. AP: Vulnerable House Democrats work to hide party ties

Time-Yahoo News:

The Barack Obama that most Hoosiers remember voting for can still be found on YouTube. He stands before a cheering Elkhart high school gymnasium in August 2008, tireless, aspirational, promising a new America of jobs and hope. “We can choose another future,” says the newcomer with the funny name. “So I ask you to join me.”

Today that view of Obama is harder to find in Indiana. A couple of weeks back and a dozen miles west of Elkhart, hundreds gathered in another school gym – except this time it was for a job fair. With the local unemployment rate above 12% and rising again this summer, about a third of the employer display tables stood empty. Julie Griffin, who voted for Obama in ’08, sat down at the room’s edge, well dressed and discouraged. After 23 years as a payroll administrator at a local RV plant, she got laid off 18 months ago. “Really, what has he been doing?” she said when I asked about Obama’s efforts to help people like her. “I guess I don’t know what he is doing.” (See TIME’s 2008 Person of the Year: Barack Obama.)

Across the gym floor, Joe Donnelly, Elkhart’s pro-life, pro-gun Democratic Congressman, worked the crowd. He was part of the moderate wave that won Congress for Nancy Pelosi in ’06, and he was re-elected with 67% of the vote while campaigning for Obama in ’08. The President has since returned to the region three times, but Donnelly is nonetheless fighting for his political life. In a recent television ad, an unflattering photo of Obama and Pelosi flashes while Donnelly condemns “the Washington crowd.” This is basically a Democratic campaign slogan now: Don’t blame me for Obama and Pelosi. “I’m not one of them,” Donnelly told me when I caught up with him. “I’m one of us.” (See the top 10 Obama backlash moments.)

[IUSB Vision Editor Comments: Donnelly who voted to take the vote away from unions with card check legislation, voted for stimulus, porkulus, and ObamaCare which can allow for taxpayer funded abortions now dares to insult the voter’s intelligence by running against the very Democratic Leadership he betrayed Indiana voters for.]

This shift in perception – from Obama as political savior to Obama as creature of Washington – can be seen elsewhere. When Obama arrived in office in January ’09, his Gallup approval rating stood at 68%, a high for a newly elected leader not seen since John Kennedy in 1961. Today Obama’s job approval has been hovering in the mid-40s, which means that at least 1 in 4 Americans has changed his or her mind. The plunge has been particularly dramatic among independents, whites and those under age 30. With midterm elections just nine weeks off, instead of the generational transformation some Democrats predicted after 2008, the President’s party teeters on the brink of a broad setback in November, including the possible loss of both houses of Congress. By a 10-point margin, people say they will vote for Republicans over Democrats in Congress, the largest such gap ever recorded by Gallup. (See pictures of Obama behind the scenes on Inauguration Day.)

White House aides explain this change as a largely inevitable reflection of the cycles of history. Midterms are almost always bad for first-term Presidents, and worse in hard times. “The public is rightly frustrated and angry with the economy,” says Dan Pfeiffer, Obama’s communications director, explaining the White House line. “There is no small tactical shift we could have made at any point that would have solved that problem.” In more confiding moments, aides admit that the peak of Obama’s popularity may have been inflated, a fleeting result of elation at the prospect of change and national pride in electing the first African-American President. As one White House aide puts it, “It was sort of fake.” (Comment on this story.)

But while these explanations may be valid, they are also incomplete. A sense of disappointment, bordering on betrayal, has been growing across the country, especially in moderate states like Indiana, where people now openly say they didn’t quite understand the President they voted for in 2008. The fear most often expressed is that Obama is taking the country somewhere they don’t want to go. “We bought what he said. He offered a lot of hope,” says Fred Ferlic, an Obama voter and orthopedic surgeon in South Bend who has since soured on his choice. Ferlic talks about the messy compromises in health care reform, his sense of an inhospitable business climate and the growth of government spending under Obama. “He’s trying to Europeanize us, and the Europeans are going the other way,” continues Ferlic, a former Democratic campaign donor who plans to vote Republican this year. “The entire American spirit is being broken.”

Wow, this blistering article coming from Time, who’s left wing cred is beyond reproach, is devestating. LBJ said that when he lost far left broadcaster Walter Cronkite he knew he had lost America, when Obama has lost liberal icons such as Time and David Letterman it is indicative of how much change upcoming elections are likely to be.

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More voter fraud that the DOJ won’t enforce (for political reasons)

Posted by iusbvision on July 12, 2010

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David Brooks on how Obama misread the country

Posted by iusbvision on July 8, 2010

David Brooks gets it right on the money here. When Brooks is calm and has no dog in the hunt, his analysis can be reasonable. It is too bad that he does not have more coherent moments like this as all too often he calls names without substance for support, flames people and mischaracterizes them and he is very eager to do this to his “fellow republicans” as long as he can get his face on the elite media.

I do not respect Brooks (because I find his character to be lacking) and I do not think that he is much of an intellect, but when even he gets it spot on correct I have to give credit where credit is due and in this case he is speaking the truth.

For far left academics like Obama their ideology IS their perceived reality to a large extent. All his PhD pals at university agree with him and he them, so everyone must think as he does. It was like the one academic who said “I can’t believe this, I don’t know one person who voted for Reagan” just after he won a 49 state landslide.

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Barack’s Broken Promises

Posted by iusbvision on July 7, 2010

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Joe Biden Then and Now – Biden Takes Credit For Iraq Success He Opposed

Posted by iusbvision on July 7, 2010

Featuring Jim Quinn

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Video: Karl Rove Destroys Terre McAuliffe at Debate

Posted by iusbvision on June 25, 2010

This is very indicative of how the left often debates; basically they either make it up as they go, or tell a series of half truths to manufacture a bogus narrative.

The examples here are just cherry:

Example 1 – McAuliffe critiques the GOP prescription drug benefit as too expensive, but conveniently forgets that the Democrats proposed drug benefit lowered competition and cost twice as much according to the CBO. McAuliffe then exaggerates the cost of the program by nearly a factor of three.

Example 2 – McAuliffe just plain lies about the deficits under Republicans. As we have shown in this graphic the deficits were dropping under Republicans and the last year the GOP had full budgetary control (2007) the deficit was about $200 billion; Obama’s budget plan puts out budget deficits 4-9 times more than that each year for as far as the eye can see:

SOURCE: CBO, White House Office of Management and Budget [Editor’s Note this was from March of last year – the picture is actually WORSE now.]

Example 3 – McAuliffe goes on and on about how well things went under Clinton. So let us examine that. First of all Clinton benefited from the tech bubble which burst at the end of his presidency and the stock market crashed, so some (keyword some) of that prosperity was a fluke.

When Newt Gingrich and the Republicans took over the House in 1994 Dick Morris encouraged Clinton to work with the House Republicans and the genius GOP House budget leader John Kasich. Together they cut spending, passed welfare reform (which Obama has now reversed in spite of the fact that it was a very successful program) and cut capital gains taxes all of which helped the economy to explode. None of which would have happened if the GOP did not have budgetary control in the House.

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More Sexist Attacks from Left: Lefty blogs start rumor that Palin has implants and elite media runs with it. Tennessee Democrat, “You have to lift their skirts to find out if they are women”

Posted by iusbvision on June 15, 2010

Via Michelle Malkin:

Tennessee State Democrat legislator Janis Baird Son­tany of Nashville to the roster of abusers. Here’s what she said about her GOP opponents at a Democrat Party breakfast over the weekend:

State Republican Chairman Chris Devaney today denounced as “petty and insulting” a Democratic legislator’s statement about her Republican women colleagues. “You have to lift their skirts to find out if they are women. You sure can’t find out by how they vote,” said Rep. Janis Baird Sontany, D-Nashville.

Says Michelle Malkin –

Skirt checks. Bra checks. Womb checks.

Before it was Palin is not qualified because she has little kids at home (so does B. Obama by the way), than it was a series of “Trig is not your baby”, than it was a series of “your not a real woman”, than it was “you support rape”, than it was you “hate pregnant teens”, now it is “you had a boob job”.

The fuss is over these two pictures –

Via NewsBusters and Michelle Malkin

The rumor started Tuesday on the liberal website Wonkette in a posting entitled, “Did Sarah Palin Buy Herself a Couple of Luxury Items?”

“We got a political news tip on our Facebook page from Wonkette operative ‘Laura,'” the piece began.

“And, having just now checked our tipster’s hunch with another woman (also, coincidentally, named ‘Laura’), we can report with confidence that at least two people with experience in having breasts say that Sarah Palin sure looks like she was trotting out some new work at the horse races on Sunday.”

Taking the bait was the Boston Herald Wednesday

Hey Sarah Palin, I can see your cleavage from my house!

Alaska’s former governor sported more Northern Exposure than usual at the Belmont Stakes race this weekend, sending the blogosphere into a tizzy, wondering whether Palin is exercising a woman’s right to (bigger) boobs.

The Toronto Sun also swallowed the hook:

Has Sarah Palin added to her assets?

Rumours are swirling on the Internet that the former U.S. vice president candidate and Alaska governor has gotten breast implants recently.

Numerous websites have of course followed suit.
The Huffington Post put on its front page, “PHOTOS: Did Sarah Palin Get Breast Implants?” This included a poll.

Fox TV in Boston actually asked people on the streets if they thought Palin had gotten implants. [Editor’s Note – to see the video of what Fox25 did just follow the NewsBusters link; it is truly disgraceful. Honestly if that reporter had come up to me and started enquiring about any politicians boobs I would have thrown my drink in her face. That reporter is demeaning the profession. When I learned journalistic ethics the questions asked are: Does the story really matter. Does the story do more harm than good. Is it relevant? Is it true, if so can we prove it?]

Of course JWF has the evidence to show that they are NOT fakeLINK

Michelle Malkin has a great post on what the left does to disqualify women as candidates:

The first stage of Conservative Female Abuse by the Left is infantilization. Right-wing women can’t possibly believe what they believe about the sanctity of life, self-defense, free markets, or foreign policy. They must be submissive little dolls of the White Male Hierarchy. Or, as a far Left (is there any other kind of Left in San Francisco?) San Francisco Chronicle columnist wrote of First Lady Laura Bush, they must be put in their place as  “docile doormats” with no brains of their own.

The second stage of CFA is sexualization. A conservative woman is not merely a sellout. She is an intellectual prostitute. Unable or unwilling to argue with them on the merits, detractors resort to mocking the physical appearance of their ideological opponents in skirts and denigrating them with vulgar epithets. MSNBC hosts insulted former GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson’s accomplished wife and mother of two, Jeri Thompson, as working the stripper pole. Newspaper cartoonists Ted Rall, Pat Oliphant, and Jeff Danziger caricatured Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as a mammy, thick-lipped parrot, and Bush “House Nigga” armed with “hair straightener.” New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd derided former GOP Florida secretary of state Katherine Harris for applying “her makeup with a trowel.”

True to form, Dowd was first out of the box to snicker at Gov. Palin’s beauty pageant past, ridicule her “beehive and sexy shoes,” and compare her path to the vice presidential nomination as a “hokey chick flick.” Joe Biden backhandedly praised her as “good looking.” And left-wing bloggers worked overtime on lurid photoshops of Palin as a bikini model and porn star. At the Democratic Underground, a highly trafficked liberal website raising money for Barack Obama, members held a contest to come up with nicknames and posters to slime GOP Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. [Editor’s Note – the names they came up with are not safe for work. One of the nicer ones was VPILTF (VP I’d like to F**K)].

The third stage of CFA is demonization. When the Left tires of hurling whore insults, it turns conservative women in the public eye into nefarious creatures. Bill Maher called Laura Bush “Hitler’s dog.” George Carlin attacked Barbara Bush as “the Silver douchebag.” A Huffington Post website member wrote of Nancy Reagan: “Like her evil husband, she has lived far too long. Here’s hoping the hag suffers for several weeks, then croaks in the tub.” Another added: “I feel no pity for the bitch who took delight in watching thousands die of a horrible disease and watching the poor having to eat out of dumpsters because of her husband’s political beliefs.” True to form, rumors of Palin being a crypto-Nazi surfaced on the Internet and the fringe media. And liberal critics used her gun-rights record to smear her as bloodthirsty.

The final stage of CFA is dehumanization. Conservative women aren’t real women according to the liberal feminist establishment’s definition. Remember when Gloria Steinem called Texas Republican Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison a “female impersonator?” Or when curdled NOW leader Patricia Ireland instructed Democrats to vote only for “authentic” female political candidates? Or when Al Gore’s fashion consultant Naomi Wolf described the foreign-policy analysis of Jeane Kirkpatrick as being “uninflected by the experiences of the female body?”

Echoing the bottom-feeders in the liberal blogosphere, mainstream journalists and Obama water-carriers now question Palin’s commitment to motherhood and even challenged her pre-natal care decisions in an effort to destroy her.

So lets take a walk down sexist memory lane shall we?

Attacks on her womanhood –

SLEAZE POLITICS: Democrats Accuse Palin of Faking Her Pregnancy

Democratic State Chair: McCain had chosen a running mate whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion…

Lawyer on Obama’s National Finance Committee – Audio: Palin Should Be Home Taking Care of Her Kids

More Media Bias to the Point of Laughable Stupidity – This one is amuzing as CNN and the Washington Post attacked Palin for saying her husband Todd is a close advisor. Umm how many male presidents and politicians have said that their wife is thier most trusted advisor?

What Did the New York Times Say About Geraldine Ferraro in 1984 When She Was a Young Member of Congress with Three Kids?

Latest Palin Smear: Palin Charged Rape Victims for Rape Kits as Mayor… but when the truth gets out the elite media and the Democrats will have egg on their face again

It’s the Palin Stay at Home Sexist Double Standard

TROOPERGATE RESULTS: Branchflower finds Sarah Palin “Guilty” of not Keeping Her Husband Todd from Defending His Family from a Maniac State Trooper

Newspaper apologizes for calling Palin a “broad” – LINK

The David Letterman Attacks

Letterman calls Gov. Palin’s daughter a prosititute. Makes rape joke about Palin’s 14 year old. – UPDATED!

Video: Palin Responds to Letterman

Letterman Lied: He Knew His Rape Joke About Willow Palin Was About a 14 Year Old – UPDATE: Letterman Apologizes

Elite Media just taking rumors and/or reporting as true without a basic fact check:

New York Times makes up quote from Palin hairdresser in hit piece

Hey Gibson! About that Bush Doctrine: There are SIX of them. Palin was right again.

Washington Post Smears Palin Again, Gets Facts Wrong Again, Doesn’t Check CNN or Youtube – Even Better, Idiots at Huffington Post Don’t Fact Check Either and Run With It

Newsweek Publishes Lies About Palin Already Debunked Three Days Ago.

Speaking of NBC-Washington Post-Newsweek’s Slate.com That Published Lies About Palin Days After They Were Debunked…They Made This Video to Tell the World Exactly What They Think About Palin and You.

Busted: Washington Post, Lefty Media and Blogs Said Palin Cut Funding to Aid Teen Moms… Now the Charity Involved Issued a Press Release…

Democrat Bloggers Spreading False Rumor of Palin Divorce. Palin Considers Lawsuit.

New York Times Out With Another Palin Hit Piece – The Local Press Has a Different Take – UPDATE: NYT Didn’t Fact-Check Again, Debunking Already In Full Swing!

Another Palin Smear Debunked: $27 Million in Earmarks the Press and Democrats Say..

Politico gets it wrong on Palin again. Published the $27 million earmark lie (From the Washington Post) after bloggers and ABC News wire debunked the story.

ABC’s Jake Tapper Not Giving the Full Story on Alaska Earmarks – Update Tapper lied.

The Latest Accusation on the Left Wing Blogs and Media: Palin is a “Book Banner” and She Spent the City Into the Ground as Mayor… (but what’s the truth?)

Dear Chicago Sun-Times: Why do you have hate merchants like Mary Mitchell, who don’t fact-check, on your pay roll?

If You Ever Doubted Leftist Media Bias, I Present You With This Total Joke of a Hit Piece From the Washington Post: Palin Billed State for Nights Spent at Home

Washington Post Starts to Reverse Itself After Pressure From Obama – But Long List of Palin Lies and Smears From the WashPost Still Go Unretracted…

Reactions by foreign press and honest pundits:

Foreign Press Slams Sexist Media Bias Against Palin

More Foreign Press Appalled by the Sexual Attacks Against Palin and Conduct of the American Media Elite

Factcheck.org Starts Debunking the Lies That Washington Post and Other Outfits are Trying to Pass Off as Journalism….but…

Hotair.com says: Hey Obama Let’s Take a Trip Down Sexist Memory Lane…

Michelle Malkin Knows Something About Racism and Sexism & Calls Out the Media On Sexist Attacks Against Palin

Australia Herald-Sun Slams Elite Media and Democrats Reaction to Palin Interview

Clinton Political Strategist Mark Penn on Biased/Sexist Palin Coverage: ” Media on very dangerous ground” – Slams Media for Going Over Palin’s Daily Expense Reports While Not Doing So on Other Candidates!

Hillary Clinton Blogs Furious Over Sexist Attacks on Palin and Media Love Fest with Obama

More Hillary Backers Come to Defense of Palin

Retired CBS Newsman Bernard Goldberg: The media attacks Sarah Palin with malice and forethought.

White House Reporter: We took sides against Palin in the election, straight & simple.

The Boston Herald Took A Poll About Media Bias and Palin – Radio Host Howie Carr Explains – You must understand printing lies about Republican candidates is OK. It’s called “vetting.” Printing the truth about liberals – that’s called “swift-boating”

Newsbusters Mocks Washington Post’s Biased and Ridiculous Palin/Biden Coverage

Other stories of Palin media bias results:

VP Biden’s daughter on film with cocaine. ABC, CBS, and NBC offer no coverage. When “Biden” and “Cocaine” are searched on the NBC site it gives you a picture of Bristol Palin….

Biden’s Son Involved with Hedge Fund Crook

[Note – We included these because one should compare how the coverage of Sarah Palin’s children is totally outrageous yet Joe Biden’s kids have all sorts of troubles and the elite media has next to no coverage.]

MSNBC: Palin’s Book Will Do Well If She Can Read.

How Media Bias Works: The John Ziegler Interview

Ignorance in Action: Obama Supporters Cannot Answer Basic Questions About Government or About Their Own Candidates…But Look at What They Did Know…

And last but not least ABC’s Charles Gibson – Questions asked of Palin vs. Obama vs. Edwards

Obama interview:

How does it feel to break a glass ceiling?
How does it feel to “win”?
How does your family feel about your “winning” breaking a glass ceiling?
Who will be your VP?
Should you choose Hillary Clinton as VP?
Will you accept public finance?
What issues is your campaign about?
Will you visit Iraq?

Will you debate McCain at a town hall?
What did you think of your competitor’s [Clinton] speech?

Palin interview:

Do you have enough qualifications for the job you’re seeking? Specifically have you visited foreign countries and met foreign leaders?
Aren’t you conceited to be seeking this high level job?
Questions about foreign policy
-territorial integrity of Georgia
-allowing Georgia and Ukraine to be members of NATO
-NATO treaty
-Iranian nuclear threat
-what to do if Israel attacks Iran
-Al Qaeda motivations
-the Bush Doctrine
-attacking terrorists harbored by Pakistan
Is America fighting a holy war? [misquoted Palin]

John Edwards Gibson Didn’t Pound Edwards in 2004; Asked Him If GOP Attacks Made Him Mad:

GIBSON: You speak with such equanimity this morning. Didn’t they make you mad last night?

GIBSON: Did you get mad, though?

More – Look at the portions of the interview ABC edited out of the Palin interview. Much of what was edited out was substantive answers that showed she had mastery of the issues – LINK

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Financial Crisis 101 in three and a half minutes.

Posted by iusbvision on June 12, 2010

Ok dorkey humor but spot on:

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“VOTED OBAMA? EMBARRASSED YET?” Street Signs – UPDATED

Posted by iusbvision on May 25, 2010

UPDATE – Someone who put up a similar sign in the Ozarks is getting death threats from those who claim a monopoly on tolerance.

KY3.com:

OZARK, Mo. — When it comes to politics, there may be as many opinions as cars cruising down U.S. 65. So, naturally, there are different reactions to a billboard south of Ozark that says “Voted Obama? Embarrassed yet?”

“I know the president didn’t win down here, but there were a lot of people down here that voted for him, and I think I can speak for them and say we are not embarrassed yet,” Matthew Patterson, executive director of the Greene County Democratic Central Committee, said in a telephone interview on Sunday.

“My partner and I felt lots of frustration here lately, and we liked that sign and we thought that was a reasonable question to ask,” Steve Critchfield said in a telephone interview on Monday.

Critchfield and his business partner from Commercial One Brokers, a real estate firm in Branson, saw a similar sign online, bought it, and brought it to the Ozarks.

“I’ve certainly voted for people I’m embarrassed to say I’ve voted for,” he said. “We’re not naïve enough to think that we wouldn’t get someone to be upset. I’m just surprised how upset people are.”

Critchfield says he’s received death threats due to the sign; people accuse him of hate speech and racism. He insists the billboard was for something more American in the name of discourse, conversation, and old-fashioned debate.

“If everybody thinks [President Obama’s] done a great job and they’re very happy,” he said, “then I guess they’d be buying billboards saying ‘I’m proud to have voted for him.’ That’s what makes America great, isn’t it?”

 

This billboard is to be found in Marshall, Texas, a town near the Louisiana border off Interstate 20 connecting Shreveport with Dallas.   “E.M.– Citizen” paid for it.  

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Joe Biden: Capital of Socialist European Union is Capital of the Free World. But how ‘democratic’ is the EU really?

Posted by iusbvision on May 25, 2010

Well Rush Limbaugh said that the Obama clan were Euro style socialists and the left called Limbaugh a liar and other names. This pretty much ends that argument.

What is the European Union really like?

Member of Euro Parliament on the EU Government

Is the EU is becoming a money grubbing and corrupt joke.

Dan Hannan: EU Creating Unaccountable International Police Force.

They have guns, can arrest you, can cross borders at will and have full diplomatic immunity. Only a politician or a PhD. could believe that this is a good combination. Did the EU vote on this new police force, nope, why bother with democracy. The EU parliament is becoming a talking shop and the executive is taking power at great speed. How many times does Europe have to go down this road before it learns? Watch this video. 

Undemocratic processes in the EU:

More on EU misapplying the law and engaging in undemocratic processes – LINK.

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Watch political spin pro Julie Menin change the subject with the skill of a Romulan. UPDATE – McCain responds!

Posted by iusbvision on April 21, 2010

Read carefully –

In this scene Sean has just played a clip from a new DNC attack ad that blamed the mortgage crisis on John McCain. Of course McCain was part of a team of GOP Senators who tried to get mortgage reform done since 2003 and the Democrats filibustered it including Barack Obama.

Democrat talking head Julie Menin (not wishing to defend such a preposterous ad) then blames Republicans for “chipping away” at the Glass-Steagall Act for the crash. This is a lie. The changes that were made to Glass-Steagall were fully bi-partisan (38 Democrat Senators voted for the changes), fully supported by Bill Clinton and the changes were made to make our banking laws more in line with the rest of the world. It was by no means the mass deregulation Democrats are now saying it was.

Bill Clinton rightly said that the reforms helped because they allowed some healthy banks to buy out weaker banks so that the Fed and the government wouldn’t have to (WSJ Oct. 1, 2008 and HERE).

So after being called on falsely blaming Republicans, Julie Menin then criticizes the Republicans for always trying to place blame… EXCUSE ME JULIE – The DNC attack ad tried to put the blame on McCain and JUST SECONDS AGO you just tried to put the blame on Republicans for a good bill that was fully bi-partisan. Menin performed an instant hypocritical 180 degree reversal as smooth as silk.

See how quickly she changed the subject and moved the goalpost? From the DNC ridiculously blaming John McCain, to falsely blaming a good bipartisan law on Republicans, to “Hey lets not put blame”, to “the GOP is the party of NO and has no solutions” when it was the GOP who worked to get mortgage reforms passed year after year with Democrats fighting for the status quo.

UPDATEHere is McCain on the record in 2008 about these same bogus accusations –

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Paul Ryan on CNBC – Fannie Mae and Crony Capitalism

Posted by iusbvision on April 21, 2010

Paul Ryan and the financial pro’s at CNBC tell you the exact same story we have been telling you for over a year. Much of this regulation in government is not designed for the safety and benefit of the public. It is designed to create “Crony Capitalism” to use regulation and policing to tip the scales of competition; to pick winners and losers while politicians get rich and you and I lose.

Another term for this type of corrupt behavior is “political market economics”. Another term os “corporatism”. Another term is fascism, but most people have stopped using this term because of its pajorative baggage.

Related:

Real Capitalism vs. Political Market Capitalism

Corporatism in action: Feinstein routes government money to firm doing business with husband – UPDATED!

Fallacy upon fallacy, ignorance upon ignorance…

Crony Capitalism – Obama’s Legacy

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Fannie and Freddie Amnesia: Taxpayers are on the hook for about $400 billion, partly because Sen. Obama helped to block reform.

Posted by iusbvision on April 20, 2010

We have said this since the scandal broke. In fact if you go back to the earliest posts of our mortgage crisis coverage you wills ee that we were saying this before some of the big newspapers. Today the Wall Street Journal gives us a much-needed reminder of recent history.

By the way Democrats in Congress made sure that Fannie Mae got millions in bonuses with our money.

Transparency, Congress & Corruption: AIG and Fannie Mae Bonuses

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac paying $210 million in bonuses with your money and no outrage why…..

Wall Street Journal:

Now that nearly all the TARP funds used to bail out Wall Street banks have been repaid, the government sponsored enterprises (GSEs) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac stand out as the source of the greatest taxpayer losses.

The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that, in the wake of the housing bubble and the unprecedented deflation in housing values that resulted, the government’s cost to bail out Fannie and Freddie will eventually reach $381 billion. That estimate may be too optimistic.

Last Christmas Eve, Treasury removed the $400 billion cap on what the government might be required to invest in these two GSEs in the future, and this may tell the real story about the cost to taxpayers. In typical Washington fashion, everyone has amnesia about how this disaster occurred.

The story is all too familiar. Politicians in positions of authority today had an opportunity to prevent this fiasco but did nothing. Now—in the name of the taxpayers—they want more power, but they have never been called to account for their earlier failings.

One chapter in this story took place in July 2005, when the Senate Banking Committee, then controlled by the Republicans, adopted tough regulatory legislation for the GSEs on a party-line vote—all Republicans in favor, all Democrats opposed. [Including Obama who took the second highest amount of cash from these people in the Senate – IUSB Vision Editor] The bill would have established a new regulator for Fannie and Freddie and given it authority to ensure that they maintained adequate capital, properly managed their interest rate risk, had adequate liquidity and reserves, and controlled their asset and investment portfolio growth.

These authorities were necessary to control the GSEs’ risk-taking, but opposition by Fannie and Freddie—then the most politically powerful firms in the country—had consistently prevented reform.

The date of the Senate Banking Committee’s action is important. It was in 2005 that the GSEs—which had been acquiring increasing numbers of subprime and Alt-A loans for many years in order to meet their HUD-imposed affordable housing requirements—accelerated the purchases that led to their 2008 insolvency. If legislation along the lines of the Senate committee’s bill had been enacted in that year, many if not all the losses that Fannie and Freddie have suffered, and will suffer in the future, might have been avoided.

Why was there no action in the full Senate? As most Americans know today, it takes 60 votes to cut off debate in the Senate, and the Republicans had only 55. To close debate and proceed to the enactment of the committee-passed bill, the Republicans needed five Democrats to vote with them. But in a 45 member Democratic caucus that included Barack Obama and the current Senate Banking Chairman Christopher Dodd (D., Conn.), these votes could not be found.

Recently, President Obama has taken to accusing others of representing “special interests.” In an April radio address he stated that his financial regulatory proposals were struggling in the Senate because “the financial industry and its powerful lobby have opposed modest safeguards against the kinds of reckless risks and bad practices that led to this very crisis.”

He should know. As a senator, he was the third largest recipient of campaign contributions from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, behind only Sens. Chris Dodd and John Kerry.

With hypocrisy like this at the top, is it any wonder that nearly 80% of Americans, according to new Pew polling, don’t trust the federal government or its ability to solve the country’s problems?

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Obama Padded His Resume. Teaching Job was a Political Patronage Position.

Posted by iusbvision on April 8, 2010

So some claims on his resume are exaggerated. Not a big surprise, but the circumstances surrounding the exaggerations make for an interesting story. Rest assured if Bush had done this the elite media would be wall to wall with it 24/7.

Of course political patronage positions in Chicago is no surprise at all, but apparently Obama did not get the job on the merits. Now we know why there is such lack of transparency with his transcripts and other records.

Via The Examiner:

In what is being called ‘the biggest hustle in human history,’ a special investigation has discovered numerous bogus claims on Barack Obama’s resume, including the outright lie that he was a ‘Constitutional scholar and professor.’

The claim turns out to be false.

As investigators delve further into the background of Barack Obama, a disturbing picture is emerging of a man who is not who he claims to be. The information the public has been told concerning Obama is turning out to be false–fabrications and inventions of a man and an unseen force behind him that had clear ulterior motives for seeking the highest office in the land.

According to a special report issued by ‘the Blogging Professor,’ the Chicago Law School faculty hated Obama. The report states that Obama was unqualified, that he was never a ‘constitutional professor and scholar,’ and that he never served as editor of the Harvard Law Review while a student at the school.

The real truth is that Barack Obama was merely an ‘instructor’ at Chicago Law School, not a professor. Commonly, instructors are non-tenure-track teachers hired by colleges and universities to teach certain courses for a salary that is well below that of Associate Professors or full Professors.

In the hierarchy of higher education, the status of instructors is below that of associate professors and professors because they lack the credentials.

In fact, it can be safely concluded that the claims of Barack Obama concerning his educational credentials and work history in higher education are a complete sham. The President of the United States is a complete fraud.

According to Doug Ross:

I spent some time with the highest tenured faculty member at Chicago Law a few months back, and he did not have many nice things to say about “Barry.” Obama applied for a position as an adjunct and wasn’t even considered. A few weeks later the law school got a phone call from the Board of Trustees telling them to find him an office, put him on the payroll, and give him a class to teach. The Board told him he didn’t have to be a member of the faculty, but they needed to give him a temporary position. He was never a professor and was hardly an adjunct.

The other professors hated him because he was lazy, unqualified, never attended any of the faculty meetings, and it was clear that the position was nothing more than a political stepping stool. According to my professor friend, he had the lowest intellectual capacity in the building. He also doubted whether he was legitimately an editor on the Harvard Law Review, because if he was, he would be the first and only editor of an Ivy League law review to never be published while in school (publication is or was a requirement).

Thus, the question arises, was the claim that Obama was editor of the Harvard Law Review a ‘put-up job’ as well, allowing the student to claim he held this prestigious position without having the qualifications or meeting the requirements of holding that position? And why?

Further,

Consider this: 1. President Barack Obama, former editor of the Harvard Law Review, is no longer a “lawyer”. He surrendered his license back in 2008 possibly to escape charges that he “fibbed” on his bar application.

2. Michelle Obama “voluntarily surrendered” her law license in 1993.

3. So, we have the President and First Lady – who don’t actually have licenses to practice law. Facts.

4. A senior lecturer is one thing. A fully ranked law professor is another. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, “Obama did NOT ‘hold the title’ of a University of Chicago law school professor”. Barack Obama was NOT a Constitutional Law professor at the University of Chicago.

5. The University of Chicago released a statement in March, 2008 saying Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) “served as a professor” in the law school, but that is a title Obama, who taught courses there part-time, never held, a spokesman for the school confirmed in 2008.

These are highly disturbing facts, verified facts from the people who know at the Chicago Law School.

There is more from Ross, however:

6. “He did not hold the title of professor of law,” said Marsha Ferziger Nagorsky, an Assistant Dean for Communications and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago School of Law.

7. The former Constitutional senior lecturer cited the U.S. Constitution recently during his State of the Union Address. Unfortunately, the quote he cited was from the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution.

8. The B-Cast posted the video.

9. In the State of the Union Address, President Obama said: “We find unity in our incredible diversity, drawing on the promise enshrined in ourConstitution: the notion that we are all created equal.”

10. By the way, the promises are not a notion, our founders named them unalienable rights. The document is our Declaration of Independence and it reads: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal,that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

11. And this is the same guy who lectured the Supreme Court moments later in the same speech?

When you are a phony it’s hard to keep facts straight.

Obama has made sure that all of his records are sealed tight. And apart from the courageous souls at the various educational institutions who dared to speak the truth, the schools Obama claimed to attend unanimously refuse to release transcripts, records, or other bits of evidence concerning Obama’s presence in their institutions.

BREAKING DEVELOPMENTjust as these disturbing facts come to light about Barack Obama, the White House is busy making deals with numerous ‘journalists,’ promising unprecedented access to the President in exchange for refraining from reporting certain information ‘they may discover.’

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Glenn Beck Makes Case White House is Going Marxist. Dares White House or Anyone to Prove His Case Wrong

Posted by iusbvision on April 6, 2010

Glenn Beck takes the entire show and makes his case complete with sources and the President’s own words.

This case is so rock solid that I dare anyone to attempt to refute it with verifiable substantive evidence…. good luck.

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NY Post: Small Businesses Facing 25% Tax Hike

Posted by iusbvision on April 5, 2010

New York Post:

Jobbing small business

The 26 million small businesses in the US — like Eneslow Shoes, headed by CEO Robert Schwartz— are getting buried under an avalanche of new taxes, which include:

* An increase of 4.6% in federal taxes from 35% to 39.6% (expiration of Bush tax cuts)

* An increase in capital gains taxes from 15% to 20% (expiration of Bush tax cuts)

* A new tax of 3.85% on investment income, dividends, rents, royalties mandated in the new health care bill

* An increase in the Medicare payroll tax to 2.35% as mandated in the new health care bill

* In states like New Jersey and others, state and municipal taxes have been raised by the average of almost 2%

 

More:

America’s jobs growth engine is being choked to death.

A record 25 percent increase in the taxes against US small businesses — from costs associated with new health care law, to an increased Medicare tax, increased capital gains taxes and higher state and city taxes — is repealing any ability of these entrepreneurs to add jobs to their payroll.

And the numbers for New York’s small- to medium-sized business are just as harrowing.

By one estimate, the effective tax rate on the 26 million small businesses across the country — which in the past have accounted for more than half of the job growth in the US — has jumped to 50 percent from 40 percent, sucking valuable cash from the businesses.

These dollars could have been used to add to payrolls or make capital improvements — but instead will be siphoned off by Uncle Sam, state and municipal governments.

“The impact of these higher taxes and reduced hiring will be a recovery cycle that will be much longer, be slower to take hold and be without much job growth,” said Al Angrisani, founder and CEO of Angrisani Turnarounds and former US Assistant Secretary of Labor under President Reagan.

A survey of 200 small businesses across the US by the economist found 51.5 percent of business owners in March were concerned about the viability of their businesses — up from 49.5 percent in February. More than eight million jobs have been lost during the current 28-month recession.While a healthy 162,000 jobs were added in March, it was accomplished with the help of heavy government stimulus. Meanwhile, the average length of joblessness rose to 31 weeks and hourly earnings were down, albeit slightly.

In New York, interviews with more than a dozen small business owners by The Post found a group of owners hurting under the weight of the new taxes.

Teresa Kramer, co-owner of Northside Bakery in Greenpoint said she is scared.

“We’d really need to raise our prices by 20 percent to stay even because our profit margins are shrinking as costs keep rising everywhere — for garbage and services, commuter taxes and other taxes,” said Kramer, a Polish immigrant who operates the two-store division of Old Poland Foods. The business employs 20 and rings up annual sales of about $2 million.

Kramer has stopped short of raising prices, at least for now. She added: “We’re producing more bread and product — but we’re still making less and less profit.”

In Manhattan, Robert Schwartz, the CEO of a three-unit shoe store chain, said he has never seen the tax burden this bad.

“This has been as hard as we’ve been hit in my 36 years of running this company,” said Schwartz, owner of Eneslow Shoes, which employs 50 people, including part-timers, on annual revenues of under $10 million. “It’s a tough economy and our costs continue to rise.”

Schwartz, who says he’s putting his salary back into the business in response to the environment, adds that overhead from taxes and other outside charges have become unbearable. “I certainly don’t think the new health care law will save me any money,” he said. “Now New York City wants to develop this paid sick leave legislation that would give employees up to nine paid sick days. It’s ludicrous. It takes the oxygen out of the blood.”

Fran Biderman-Gross, CEO of Advantages, a branding, mass communications and marketing company in Fresh Meadows, said with health care becoming mandatory she envisions more companies switching to independent contractors — who don’t require pricey health benefits — in order to stay in business.

“We created 16 million jobs during the recovery in the Reagan administration by cutting taxes and offering incentives to hire,” Angrisani noted. “Small business tax cuts are not compatible with the philosophy of this administration.”

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Obama in Campaign: “The first thing I’d do as President is sign the Freedom of Choice Act.”

Posted by iusbvision on April 2, 2010

Another broken promise. As we have said before we have TONS of these. Obama will say anything to please the group that is in front of him. He is a typical Chicago politician.

Via Fight Foca:

Last year before the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, Barack Obama told pro-abortion activists: “The first thing I’d do as President is sign the Freedom of Choice Act.”

FOCA would establish the right to abortion as a fundamental right (like the right to free speech) and wipe away every restriction on abortion nationwide.

  • FOCA will do away with state laws on parental involvement, on partial birth abortion, and on all other protections.
  • FOCA will compel taxpayer funding of abortions.
  • FOCA will force faith-based hospitals and healthcare facilities to perform abortions.
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    The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency.

    Posted by iusbvision on March 29, 2010

    “The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.

    “The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails us. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.

    “The republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.”

    — Author Unknown

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    John McCain: I am done with the Democrats, they have poisoned the well in what they have done and how they have done it.

    Posted by iusbvision on March 24, 2010

    This isn’t a big time party man saying this, this is John McCain who since 2000 couldn’t wait to compromise traditional conservatism to please the Dems and the elite media culture. This is the man Meet the Press always turned to when they needed a Republican to attack other Republicans for sticking to their principles, this is the man who is 10 times harder campaigning against Republicans in his primaries and was a paragon of etiquette in the campaign while the Obama Camp lied about his stances and put out that slew of smears and lies about Sarah Palin.

    This is the man who once called the Washington Press Corps “My Constituency”.

    Now he has had it and it has come to this:

    Than again it may all be total BS because he is in a primary against JD Hayworth.

    With that said, I have never seen John McCain talk so tough against the Democratic Leadership.

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    At Least 14 States Suing to Stop ObamaCare. 49% of citizens want their state to sue.

    Posted by iusbvision on March 24, 2010

    There are several reasons the states are doing this, first of all each state has its own insurance commissioner that is responsive to citizens who have to battle their insurance company, this important check is in jeopardy with the new law.

    Much of how the law will be interpreted is still unknown because the words “as the secretary shall determine” appears in the legislation so often. So the bureaucrats are going to have a great deal of leeway.

    The legislation mandates that one must buy a good just as a condition of citizenship. This is unconstitutional on its face and even Barack Obama took Hillary to task in the campaign for trying to do this in HillaryCare back in 1993.

    The legislation also seeks to save money at the federal level by forcing the states to expand Medicaid at the state level. Many states cannot afford this.

    Rasmussen:

    Forty-nine percent (49%) of U.S. voters favor their state suing the federal government to fight the requirement in the new national health care plan that every American must obtain health insurance.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of likely voters finds that 37% disagree and oppose their state suing to challenge that requirement. Fourteen percent (14%) are undecided.

    A number of states, including Texas, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, have already announced plans to sue the government over what they view as an unconstitutional requirement that every American buy or obtain health insurance.

    Seventy-two percent (72%) of Republicans and 58% of voters not affiliated with either major party favor such lawsuits. Sixty-five percent (65%) of Democrats are opposed.

    But 21% of Democrats favored such lawsuits.

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    Obama breaks 5 days pledge to place bills online for the public to see

    Posted by iusbvision on March 23, 2010

    This is just one of the videos where Obama promised this:

    The vote was Sunday night and he signed it on Tuesday – LINK.

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    Sarah Palin Adopts a Key Plank of Chuck Norton’s Rhetorical Strategy

    Posted by iusbvision on March 21, 2010

    Via NewsReal:

    My heart just jumped. Governor Sarah Palin is on the O’Reilly Factor right now and she has not uttered the word “liberal” as a descriptor of the Democrats pushing Obamacare tonight. What’s she saying? Leftist.

     

    Editor’s Note – I have been advocating this rhetorical change for years at this web site (since early 2007), I advocated it when I ran our Indiana Palin Truth Squad web site as well, maybe my message got across, or maybe someone elses did, but this is a very positive thing.

    There are many traditional Americans who consider themselves to be liberals. These people may want a government that is a little more active than for our tastes and so do some independents, but they are not statist progressives for a leviathan state by any means. The leadership of the Democratic Party and much of academia are indeed leftists, it is the truth and Republicans fall into the lefts hands when we allow them to get away with euphemisms such as “liberal” to describe themselves. There is nothing liberal about the leadership of the Democratic Party.

    One thing is for sure, it is my intention to revolutionize libertarian to classic liberal political rhetoric and strategy forever. We are going to do it by using new ways to use contextual and historical truths to explain new situations and events. Ditching euphemisms like “liberal” to describe the statist progressive secular left is just the first step.

    I have put together a rhetorical strategy to get someone like Sarah Palin’s message across. I have also have a strategy with handling and defeating the elite media culture. It the coming next few years it is my best hope that you will all see the fruits of that strategy. This can be done while adhering to standards of factual truth.

    While this note may seem oddly self serving; we have promised to give some of the best news analysis and commentary anywhere, so when our analysis is confirmed or reflected in another publication such as Real Clear Politics or the Wall Street Journal or Investors Business Daily we want you to know about it so you can see that at least from time to time, we are on the cutting edge or even way ahead of the curve. Bloggers, by the nature of the media, have to be self promoters so when we are ahead of the curve we are going to let you know. 

    This web log has been a constant source valuable information for countless web sites and hundreds of thousands of people, and if you liked what we have done here, wait till you see our plans for after May.

    Chuck Norton
    Editor, IUSB Vision Web Log

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    Another Lie: Obama now fully reversed on offshore drilling.

    Posted by iusbvision on March 16, 2010

    Via Dr. John Lott:

    The Obama administration announces a three-year offshore drilling ban

    During the 2008 presidential campaign, Obama said that he would allow offshore oil drilling.

    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has also moderated his stance, moving from staunch opposition to suggesting that new drilling could be part of a new energy strategy. That shift led to accusations from some of his supporters that he had flip-flopped. . . .

    Or this:

    Sen. Barack Obama responded Saturday to criticism that he has changed his position on opposing offshore oil drilling.

    Obama said Friday that he would be willing to compromise on his position against offshore oil drilling if it were part of a more overarching strategy to lower energy costs.

    “My interest is in making sure we’ve got the kind of comprehensive energy policy that can bring down gas prices,” Obama told The Palm Beach Post early into a two-day swing through Florida.

    But on Saturday morning, Obama said this “wasn’t really a new position.” . . .

    However, now Obama has imposed a three year ban on offshore oil drilling.

    The Obama administration’s six-month delay in approving new offshore drilling leases in federal waters will become a new three-year ban, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar quietly told reporters last Friday. Which means that no new oil and gas leases will be approved during President Obama’s term even though two –thirds of the American public supports such activity, according to a December 2009 Rasmussen poll.

    Sixty percent also believe that gas and oil prices will drop if the government allows offshore drilling, opening up an estimate 14 billion barrels of oil and 55 trillion cubic feet of natural gas

    On July 14, 2008 President George W. Bush lifted an executive ban on Outer Continental Shelf leasing. On October 1, 2008, in a bipartisan agreement, Congress lifted another longstanding ban on new oil and gas leasing in the OCS.

    Drilling was supposed to begin this July. But Salazar said he intends to discard the 2010-2015 lease plan developed by the Bush administration in favor of a new plan that won’t even go into effect until 2012.

    “Secretary Salazar has finally confirmed what had long been feared – that the Obama Administration has no intention of opening up new areas for offshore drilling during his four-years in office,” said Rep. Doc Hastings, the ranking Republican on the House Natural Resources Committee. , , ,

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    Remember REAL Hope & Change?

    Posted by iusbvision on March 16, 2010

    Via our friends at Hotair.com.

    After we broke national news yesterday with another mystery billboard here in Minnesota criticizing Barack Obama by comparing him to his predecessors — in this case, Ronald Reagan — some felt that the picture was in some way photoshopped.  That belief persisted even after other news agencies confirmed with Franklin Outdoor Advertising that the sign existed exactly as we reported, on I-94 outside of Albertville on the northwest end of the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area.

     

    Indeed it is real –

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    Coffee Party Votes – Supporting Obama is More Important than the Economy

    Posted by iusbvision on March 15, 2010

    Lee Doren is a film maker and voice of the famed “How the World Works”. He attended a “Coffee Party” which CNN has been promoting in a big way with the camera rolling.

    What Lee Doren saw at the event came as no surprise and here is why. After taking Dr. Bennion’s 400 level elections class I realized that advanced political science majors were being caught up in the cult of personality around Obama and the marketing of it all (details of how that happened will be in my upcoming book); when asked basic questions about Obama no one in the class could answer them.  

    [Editor’s note – while I have a tough critique of my fellow students in that class, who were mostly poli-sci majors and seniors who may be counted on as political consultants who could not answer the most basic of questions about the candidates, this is in no way a reflection of Dr. Bennion’s curriculum in the class which was a good one and covered the electoral bases pretty well. I recommend that people take the class.]

    In the video Doren is right that this was by and large a therapy session. The fact that their top issue was “Supporting the President” over the premier issue according to all the polls, the economy, is really very telling.

    The people in that video poured their hopes and wants onto Obama; he was the canvas and they painted it the way they wanted. With such an emotional connection it is not easy for people caught up in it all to get over their cognitive dissonance and snap out of it. Cult’s of personality for very strong, remember Jim Jones and heck, for decades after WWII there were people who slept with a picture of Hitler nearby [Disclaimer for progressives who may not be that bright – I am not saying that Obama is Hitler, I am just making an example about the power of a cult of personality – Editor].

    Ed Morrissey at hotair.com comments HERE.

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    Watch Leftist Tolerance of Dissent in Action

    Posted by iusbvision on March 9, 2010

    ThePeoplesCube.com presents:

    A Pro-McCain march on the Upper West Side in Manhattan on Sunday, September 21, 2008. A group of McCain-Palin supporters dare to march through the Upper West Side – infidels in the liberal Mecca. Local “progressives” boo, jeer, and flip fingers at them with a rage they never display even to this country’s enemies. We would like them to take a look at themselves in this video and maybe learn a few things about the human condition that the academia has obviously left out.

    What did a true American hero like John McCain ever do to these people to deserve that kind of treatment? The left is mired in envy and it is an ideology based on the exploitation of envy. Envy is much closer to hate than it is to gratitude as you will see here in this video.

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    Remember when Pelosi and the Dems said that those who engage in unethical behavior should resign?

    Posted by iusbvision on March 6, 2010

    So what if the guy who writes the tax laws is a tax evader and has corporations buy him trips to island resorts…. it’s not like he endangered national security Pelosi says…

    After seeing that Republicans started making hay with this Rangel has asked for a leave of absence from the chairmanship of the most powerful committee in Congress (Ways & Means) till the election is over and then he can jump right back in. Rangel took this action on his own after over a year of this nonsense going on. Pelosi wasn’t out there making a press conference like you saw above. Oh yea and how long did they protect that Congressman from new Orleans who had the bribe money stored in his freezer?

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    College Friend of Obama: He was a committed Marxist-Leninist

    Posted by iusbvision on March 5, 2010

    Dr. John C. Drew, “I was a Marxist myself back in 1980…”

    Listen to the interviews HERE and HERE.

    Is this news? Not if you have read Obama’s books. Obama states that he was raised by Marxists, mentored by them (Frank Marshall Davis etc), and chose to hang around Marxist professors in college.

    Listen to the part about how Drew and Obama praised the Soviet Union and how the academic left thought it was the way to go. As someone who was alive and engaged during that time this is not suprising at all. It may seem hard to believe by today’s attitudes, but almost to the time of the Soviet collapse, the academic, journalistic and activist left was well steeped in Soviet apologetics. I remember it well.

    The average uninformed voter (like most students) may be surprised by this information or just go into denial about it, but to anyone who has studied Obama understood this well before this interview with Dr. Drew.

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    Bush Was Right About Iran. MSNBC, the Left, and Partisans in the Intelligence Community Were Wrong

    Posted by iusbvision on February 26, 2010

    Iran has announced that they have achieved the 20% purity mark in purifying Uranium. This is important because the greatest leaps of technology are needed to achieve the 20% mark. Once 20% is achieved time is all it takes to have weapons grade uranium. Uranium for nuclear reactors can be less than 5% pure.

    Do you remember when Bush told Iran that under no circumstances would they be allowed to build a nuclear weapon? immediately the left said that Bush wanted war with Iran and that Bush must be stopped. Partisans in the CIA who had engineered the Valerie Plame non-scandal scandal tought the other politically motivated people Bush let stay in the intelligence administration that they could pervert intelligence for partisan purposes as well.

    So the next National Intelligence Estimate that came out said that Iran was no longer a nuclear threat and was dismantling its nuclear program and the left was calling Bush a liar when he stated his believe that Iran was pursuing nuclear weapons. History has made its judgement, Bush was right and once again our intelligence community has been used for a partisan hit job.

    Read the following very carefully.

    Despite Obama’s personal magnetism, the Iranian president persists in moving like gangbusters to build nuclear weapons, leading to Ahmadinejad’s announcement last week that Iran is now a “nuclear state.”

    Gee, that’s weird — because I remember being told in December 2007 that all 16 U.S. intelligence agencies had concluded that Iran had ceased nuclear weapons development as of 2003.

    At the time of that leak, many of us recalled that the U.S. has the worst intelligence-gathering operations in the world. The Czechs, the French, the Italians — even the Iraqis (who were trained by the Soviets) — all have better intelligence.

    Burkina Faso has better intelligence — and their director of intelligence is a witch doctor. The marketing division of Wal-Mart has more reliable intel than the U.S. government does.

    After Watergate, the off-the-charts left-wing Congress gleefully set about dismantling this nation’s intelligence operations on the theory that Watergate never would have happened if only there had been no CIA.

    Ron Dellums, a typical Democrat of the time, who — amazingly — was a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence and chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, famously declared in 1975: “We should totally dismantle every intelligence agency in this country piece by piece, brick by brick, nail by nail.”

    And so they did.

    So now, our “spies” are prohibited from spying. The only job of a CIA officer these days is to read foreign newspapers and leak classified information to The New York Times. It’s like a secret society of newspaper readers. The reason no one at the CIA saw 9/11 coming was that there wasn’t anything about it in the Islamabad Post.

    (On the plus side, at least we haven’t had another break-in at the Watergate.)

    CIA agents can’t spy because that might require them to break laws in foreign countries. They are perfectly willing to break U.S. laws to leak to The New York Times, but not in order to acquire valuable intelligence.

    So it was curious that after months of warnings from the Bush administration in 2007 that Iran was pursuing a nuclear weapons program, a National Intelligence Estimate on Iran was leaked, concluding that Iran had ceased its nuclear weapons program years earlier.

    Republicans outside of the administration went ballistic over the suspicious timing and content of the Iran-Is-Peachy report. Even The New York Times, of all places, ran a column by two outside experts on Iran’s nuclear programs that ridiculed the NIE’s conclusion.

    Gary Milhollin of the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control and Valerie Lincy of Iranwatch.org cited Iran’s operation of 3,000 gas centrifuges at its plant at Natanz, as well as a heavy-water reactor being built at Arak, neither of which had any peaceful energy purpose. (If only there were something plentiful in Iran that could be used for energy!)

    Weirdly, our intelligence agencies missed those nuclear operations. They were too busy reading an article in the Tehran Tattler, “Iran Now Loves Israel.”

    Ahmadinejad was ecstatic, calling the NIE report “a declaration of the Iranian people’s victory against the great powers.”

    The only people more triumphant than Ahmadinejad about the absurd conclusion of our vaunted “intelligence” agencies were liberals.

    In Time magazine, Joe Klein gloated that the Iran report “appeared to shatter the last shreds of credibility of the White House’s bomb-Iran brigade — and especially that of Vice President Dick Cheney.”

    Liberal columnist Bill Press said, “No matter how badly Bush and Cheney wanted to carpet-bomb Iran, it’s clear now that doing so would have been a tragic mistake.”

    Naturally, the most hysterical response came from MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann. After donning his mother’s housecoat, undergarments and fuzzy slippers, Keith brandished the NIE report, night after night, demanding that Bush apologize to the Iranians.

    “Having accused Iran of doing something it had stopped doing more than four years ago,” Olbermann thundered, “instead of apologizing or giving a diplomatic response of any kind, this president of the United States chuckled.”

    Olbermann ferociously defended innocent-as-a-lamb Mahmoud from aspersions cast by the Bush administration, asking: “Could Mr. Bush make it any more of a mess … in response to Iran’s anger at being in some respects, at least, either overrated or smeared, his response officially chuckling, how is that going to help anything?”

    Bush had “smeared” Iran!

    Olbermann’s Ed McMahon, the ever-obliging Howard Fineman of Newsweek, agreed, saying that the leaked intelligence showed that Bush “has zero credibility.”

    Olbermann’s even creepier sidekick, androgynous Newsweek reporter Richard Wolffe, also agreed, saying American credibility “has suffered another serious blow.”

    Poor Iran!

    Olbermann’s most macho guest, Rachel Maddow, demanded to know — with delightful originality — “what the president knew and when he knew it.” This was on account of Bush’s having disparaged the good name of a messianic, Holocaust-denying nutcase, despite the existence of a cheery report on Iran produced by our useless intelligence agencies.

    Olbermann, who knows everything that’s on the Daily Kos and nothing else, called those who doubted the NIE report “liars” and repeatedly demanded an investigation into when Bush knew about the NIE’s laughable report.

    Even if you weren’t aware that the U.S. has the worst intelligence in the world, and even if you didn’t notice that the leak was timed perfectly to embarrass Bush, wouldn’t any normal person be suspicious of a report concluding Ahmadinejad was behaving like a prince?

    Not liberals. Our intelligence agencies concluded Iran had suspended its nuclear program in 2003, so Bush owed Ahmadinejad an apology.

    Feb. 11, 2010: Ahmadinejad announces that Iran is now a nuclear power.

    Thanks, liberals!

    Ann Coulter

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    Vice President Cheney Appearance at CPAC

    Posted by iusbvision on February 19, 2010

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    Andrew Breitbart takes on Maddow, leftist academia and “post-modernism” at CPAC – UPDATED!

    Posted by iusbvision on February 19, 2010

    Politico.com interviews new media news mogul Andrew Brietbart at CPAC. A bit harsh in his rhetoric, but what Breitbart says has a great deal of truth and cannot be ignored.

    Via Gateway Pundit and Politico.com:

    Andrew Breitbart slammed failed MSNBC host Rachel Maddow at CPAC yesterday.

    Breitbart accused Maddow of being “part of a propaganda campaign to attack the last president … and make him out to be the worst human being that ever walked the face of the earth. And, at the same time, you promoted Barack Obama as the greatest thing that ever walked the earth.”

    “The tea party movement and the rebellion that you’ve seen in Massachusetts and across the country, is not because Barack Obama stinks as bad as he does. It’s because you oversold him and you undersold the last president. In the era of new media there’s checks and balances for the type of propaganda you serve up and if you think you can unring this bell… you’re wrong.”

    Gateway Pundit was very kind to link us in his post.

    UPDATE – Breitbart outs media malpractice by the “elites” –

    UPDATE II – Andrew Breitbart Calls Out New York Times Reporter Kate Zernike’s Racist Lies & Smears at CPAC-  LINK

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    Only 21% Say U.S. Government Has Consent of the Governed

    Posted by iusbvision on February 19, 2010

    I have never witnessed polls like this, Americans are showing a clear contempt for both political parties and after seeing this it becomes clear why Tea Party is polling ahead of both Democrats and Republicans. Also note the massive disconnect between the political class the the governed.

    Speaking as a political scientist, these numbers show that the government is losing its legitimacy (please be sure you know hat that word means in poli-sci terms before you comment). This can only mean big changes are ahead.

    There is also an indicator that independents may be more conservative than Republicans now, if this trend continues it changes everything.

    Rasmussen Reports:

    The founding document of the United States, the Declaration of Independence, states that governments derive “their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Today, however, just 21% of voters nationwide believe that the federal government enjoys the consent of the governed.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 61% disagree and say the government does not have the necessary consent. Eighteen percent (18%) of voters are not sure.

    However, 63% of the Political Class think the government has the consent of the governed, but only six percent (6%) of those with Mainstream views agree.

    Seventy-one percent (71%) of all voters now view the federal government as a special interest group, and 70% believe that the government and big business typically work together in ways that hurt consumers and investors.

    That helps explain why 75% of voters are angry at the policies of the federal government, and 63% say it would be better for the country if most members of Congress are defeated this November. Just 27% believe their own representative in Congress is the best person for the job.

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