Whereas Obama just likes guys.*
*Nothing gets libs more fired up than Obama is gay jokes.
Whereas Obama just likes guys.*
*Nothing gets libs more fired up than Obama is gay jokes.
Even worse for the Dems, only 17% strongly approve of Obama versus 44% who strongly disapprove.
We’ve written plenty on this blog about Democrats’ enthusiasm deficit in the 2014 election. This gap was, is and will almost definitely continue to be real through Nov. 4.
But while it’s well understood that Obama’s unpopularity is driving GOP enthusiasm, we haven’t really studied the inverse — i.e. just how little Obama’s presidency is motivating Democrats to vote. [...]
The AP-GfK poll asked the approve/disapprove question, finding 17 percent of likely voters said they strongly approve of Obama and 44 percent strongly disapprove. But then it asked a separate — and we would argue, more enlightening — question about the Obama administration. It asked how people felt about it, and gave them four options: “enthusiastic,” “satisfied but not enthusiastic,” “dissatisfied but not angry,” and “angry.”
Too rich for my blood.
From: Joe Biden <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Drew <email@example.com>
Sent: Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:57 AM
Subject: Listen up, Drew:
If you and I were in a room right now, I’d shake your hand and I’d thank you for being a part of our team. I’d tell you that your commitment to our progress and potential is invaluable.
And then I’d ask you to give $3 to the Democratic Party. We need it because there’s so much we can do with it. I give you my personal guarantee that the team at Democratic Headquarters will stretch that $3 to cover as much ground as possible.
So if you and I were talking right now, Drew, this is where I’d be looking you in the eyes and asking you to come through. Can you give $3?
Time to play the “white privilege” card.
(Reuters) – The Ebola crisis is forcing the American healthcare system to consider the previously unthinkable: withholding some medical interventions because they are too dangerous to doctors and nurses and unlikely to help a patient.
U.S. hospitals have over the years come under criticism for undertaking measures that prolong dying rather than improve patients’ quality of life.
But the care of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States, who received dialysis and intubation and infected two nurses caring for him, is spurring hospitals and medical associations to develop the first guidelines for what can reasonably be done and what should be withheld.
Officials from at least three hospital systems interviewed by Reuters said they were considering whether to withhold individual procedures or leave it up to individual doctors to determine whether an intervention would be performed.
Ethics experts say they are also fielding more calls from doctors asking what their professional obligations are to patients if healthcare workers could be at risk.
Paging Charlie Rangel.
Via CBS News:
As the investigation of Wednesday’s shooting rampage in Ottawa continues, CBS News can report that his passport was revoked by Canadian officials after he contacted known militants in Syria, possibly with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.
Police swarmed the streets after a gunman shot dead a soldier guarding the National War Memorial, reports CBS News correspondent Jim Axelrod. Witnesses said the man then stormed Canada’s parliament, where he was killed.
On Thursday morning, Ottawa police said they were confident that only one gunman took part in the attack after previously saying that other shooters may have been involved.
Ahh, those peace-loving Palestinians.
Via Times of Israel:
Less than a day after a terrorist attack on a light rail station in Jerusalem in which a three-month-old baby was killed, tensions flared in the capital.
Early Thursday morning, a Jewish kindergarten in East Jerusalem was pelted with rocks. No casualties were reported in the incident, which took place in the Ma’ale Hazeitim neighborhood on the Mount of Olives, near Ras el-Amud.
Police were searching for the perpetrators, who fled the scene.
Apparently he is this dumb.
HOST: Meanwhile, we are seeing a battle in Kobani, seeing Baghdad being surrounded, seeing threats on the green zone in Baghdad by isis. What do you think we as a government should be doing and are we doing enough?
RANGEL: Well, one thing, I don’t see where that’s a threat to our national security.
HOST: ISIS in Syria and Iraq?
RANGEL: No, I don’t see it as a threat to our national — this is a cancer in this part of the world and it is true that America and probably Europe — not with standing that, it appears as though there could be overall a threat, not directly to us.
Update to this story where a Hamas terrorist drove car into crowd at train station in Israel.
The family, Americans who were there because of the father’s studies, had great difficulty having a baby, and for that reason, cherished this child even more.
Via Jewish Press:
The Obama administration pledged its “full support” for Canada to “to hold those responsible” for Wednesday’s terrorist attack but told Israel “to maintain calm and avoid escalating tensions.”
The different reactions say in a nutshell everything you need to know how the United States is feeding what Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman called a “worldwide epidemic” of terrorism.
The Obama administration constantly maintains that if Israel simply would stop trying to survive as a Jewish state and hand over more than half of the country to the Palestinian Authority on an Islamic platter, there will no longer be a reason for Arab terrorists to exist.
When a terrorist attacks in Ottawa, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says, “We will continue to work closely with our Canadian colleagues to ensure the safety of all our people, and together to counter violent extremism in North America and elsewhere around the world.”
When a terrorist attacks in Jerusalem, Kerry does not even bother to put his name on the press release. He dictates to Spokeswoman Jen Psaki to say, “We urge all sides to maintain calm and avoid escalating tensions in the wake of this incident.”
Via PJ Media:
A Democratic congressman decried reactions to this week’s terrorist attacks in Canada, arguing people shouldn’t get worked up about “Muslim hordes” coming to get the U.S.
Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) told MSNBC yesterday that President Obama was “very measured in his response.” Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper called the killing of a soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa followed by shots fired at the parliament building the work of a “terrorist” in his address to the nation. Obama stressed “we don’t yet have all the information about what motivated the shooting,” adding “it emphasizes the degree to which we have to remain vigilant when it comes to dealing with these kinds of acts of senseless violence or terrorism.” [...]
“You know, we’ve just gone through the Ebola virus. That was the crisis of last week. Everybody’s hair was on fire about Ebola and suddenly a shooting occurs in Canada and suddenly our hair is on fire that somehow the Muslim hordes are going to come and get us; there’s no evidence for that,” he said.
Stoned to death for petting a dog? Seems a tad excessive.
A Malaysian social activist has received death threats and torrents of online abuse for organizing a dog-familiarization event that religious conservatives claim insults Islam.
More than 1,000 people attended the “I Want to Touch a Dog” event in the affluent Bandar Utama neighborhood on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on Sunday to learn about Islam’s views on canines and become familiar with the animals, which are a source of fear for many Malaysians.
But the event’s planner, Syed Azmi Alhabshi, has now been forced into hiding after hard-liners insisted he “should be stoned to death.”
Traditionally, dogs are considered haram, or forbidden, in Islam as they are thought of as dirty. But while conservatives advocate complete avoidance, moderates simply say Muslims should not touch the animal’s mucous membranes — such as the nose or mouth — which are considered especially impure. Even if that happens, they say, there is a special cleansing ritual that can be followed.
The fact that the far-left Steve Cohen said this will come as a surprise to zero WZ readers.
It’s only racist when Republicans say it.
Chris Matthews: What about the attempt to intimidate them out of voting?
Corn: Well, that’s true. It’s happening…and when you do that– when people wanna vote or they’re thinking about voting in an election– they do get ticked off and it motivates them.
But…they are so disaffected or so distant from this election that they may not even know that they’re not being allowed to vote.
Is there a single person out there who thinks America could withstand an Elizabeth Warren presidency following Obama’s eight year train wreck?
Via The Hill:
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Wednesday said in a People magazine interview that she is focusing on her work in the Senate — for now.
Asked whether she was mulling a bid in 2016, Warren used language that made it sound like a run wasn’t out of the question.
“I don’t think so,” she said at her Cambridge, Mass., home for this week’s issue. “If there’s any lesson I’ve learned in the last five years, it’s don’t be so sure about what lies ahead. There are amazing doors that could open.”
“Right now,” she said, “I’m focused on figuring out what else I can do from this spot” in the U.S. Senate.
Ready For Warren campaign manager Erica Sagrans said that the People interview “leaves more wiggle room” in Warren’s answer about a presidential campaign.
“This opens the door to a possible run in 2016,” Sagrans said, “and shows Warren’s definitely thinking about it.”
Warren is a liberal hero, and progressive groups on the left have openly urged her to run for the White House. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is the overwhelming favorite to win the Democratic nomination if she chooses to run, but Warren has emerged as a possible rival.
You’d swear something this mind-numbing was satire… it is not.
Thursday, 1 p.m.: 186 whites, 1 black, 4 Latinos, 4 Asians.
Friday, 6 p.m.:647 whites, 6 blacks, 6 Latinos, 7 Asians
Saturday, 11 p.m.:693 whites, 4 blacks, 2 Latinos, 7 Asians.
It’s dangerous to assign race to people simply by glancing at their faces. Some people don’t look at all like their race. Many people are a mix.
But if my recent counts of people in the restaurants, bars and shops in and around Denver’s rehabbed, reopened Union Station are even close, it’s an overwhelmingly white place. How can the new cultural jewel of our city — where 47 percent of the population is minority — draw a crowd that is 98.2 percent Caucasian on a bustling, buzzed Saturday night?
The station’s owner, the Regional Transportation District, worked long and hard to develop a city center that would reflect and showcase Denver’s particular personality. None of the eateries are chains; the beers are Colorado-brewed. The architects, builders and programmers who turned the original 1914 building into a contemporary social hub are nearly all local.
But walking through the station, it doesn’t look at all like Denver in 2014. More like Denver in 1950. More like Boise, Idaho, or Billings, Mont. This is a public place, owned by all of us, open to all, but the invitation to visit was declined by many, and it’s obvious who isn’t showing up. […]
Three months in, the place hums early and late. The Crawford Hotel on the top floors is a hit, and the best 8 p.m. restaurant tables are gone weeks in advance. A few years ago, the station was a ghost town. Now it is wildly popular, and in many ways, a smashing success.
If, that is, you are white and not paying attention. Or if you think diversity doesn’t matter. If you do, you can’t help but feel like something is off amidst all the clinking of martini glasses in the swank Cooper Lounge on the mezzanine, or the low hum of pucks sliding across shuffleboard tables in the Great Hall.
Via Life News:
To the dismay of California’s people of faith, the California Department of Managed Health Care has reclassified abortion as a “basic health service” under the Affordable Care Act and ordered all insurance plans in the state to begin covering surgical abortions immediately. Even churches are not exempt from funding abortions.
Operation Rescue opposes this policy that forces men and women who deeply oppose abortion on religious grounds to fund surgical abortion in violation of their faith, and encourages others to oppose it as well.
“Since Obamacare was first introduced, we warned that the day could come when Christians would be required by the state to violate their consciences through forced payments for abortion,” said Troy Newman, President of Operation Rescue. “Now, with this mandate in California that imposes forced abortion funding on churches, it has come time for men and women of faith to stand against this tyranny and refuse to comply with this unjust law that would make us accessories to the taking of innocent human life.”
Still waiting for that condemnation from CAIR, probably going to be a long wait.
WASHINGTON — Three-month-old Chaya Zissel Braun, the baby girl killed today in Jerusalem during a vehicular terrorist attack, was an American citizen, a US official confirmed to The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday night.
The girl was thrown from her stroller as a car swerved into the Ammunition Hill light rail station, injuring seven others.
State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf has “urged restraint” and calm from both sides after the attack.
“The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms today’s terrorist attack in Jerusalem,” State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said in an evening statement. “We express our deepest condolences to the family of the baby, reportedly an American citizen, who was killed in this despicable attack, and extend our prayers for a full recovery to those injured. We urge all sides to maintain calm and avoid escalating tensions in the wake of this incident.”
The suspected perpetrator has alleged ties to Hamas, Israeli officials say.
“This is a natural response to the crimes of the occupation and invasion of our land by the Jews,” Hamas spokesman Hossam Badran said in response to the attack.