Politico: “Is The Tea Party Ready To Chill Out?”

Via Politico:

Most of their candidates were crushed this year, even as their party won big. Now, many tea party activists are embracing a strategy for 2016 that’s strikingly at odds with the movement’s take-no-prisoners approach.

It’s time, they say, to show a little restraint.

In interviews, more than a dozen conservative leaders said the activist right needs to be pickier about which Republican incumbents it challenges in primaries, acknowledging its total wipeout in primary challenges to resurgent establishment Republicans.

“I would generally urge my conservative friends to not focus on the primaries as much as on open races,” said Richard Viguerie, a veteran tea party operative. “There’s some primaries you have to go out there — and you should — but I wouldn’t spend as much energy and resources on incumbents, particularly for Senate.”

Though many of the conservatives noted that just the threat of a primary challenge can pull a mainstream Republican senator to the right, some questioned the wisdom of targeting relatively reliable conservatives this year, such as Kansas’ Pat Roberts and Kentucky’s Mitch McConnell. As a general rule, they said, the tea party should only go after Republican incumbents who are to the left of their state’s electorate. They mentioned New Hampshire’s Kelly Ayotte, Illinois’ Mark Kirk and Pennsylvania’s Pat Toomey — Republicans representing liberal or moderate electorates – as senators up for reelection in 2016 who may deserve a pass on those grounds.

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The White House And Congress Raided Hundreds Of Millions From Anti-Bioterrorism Funds…

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Of course they did.

Via Daily Signal:

Congress and the Obama White House looked for billions of dollars a few years ago to offset the costs of a legal settlement with black farmers and American Indians, to increase education aid to the states and to develop a vaccine for swine flu.

To get those billions, they looked to the same coffer: Project BioShield, a $5.6 billion fund created specifically to prepare America for a bioterrorist attack and develop treatments for deadly viruses such as Ebola.

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., warned that the BioShield fund was not supposed to be raided as a source of “Monopoly money for politicians.”

However, a review of documents by The Daily Signal found that Congress and the Obama administration have taken or tried to take millions from Project BioShield to pay for priorities that had nothing to do with defending the nation from bioterrorism.

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Singer Pharrell Williams: Why Aren’t We Talking About Michael Brown’s “Bullyish” Behavior?

Pharrell Williams and Helen Lasichanh arrive at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles

Wait, a celebrity actually said this?

Via The Root:

Grammy Award-winning producer Pharrell Williams has previously gotten flak for his comments on race, such as when he told Oprah that “the new black doesn’t blame other races for our issues.” But that didn’t stop the singer-songwriter from voicing his thoughts on Monday’s grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo., although he said he didn’t want to “get … in trouble.”

In an extensive interview with Ebony, the star wondered why there wasn’t more discussion about why Michael Brown exhibited the behavior he did in the convenience store, which Williams described as “bullyish.”

“It looked very bullyish; that in itself I had a problem with,” Williams said, referring to released surveillance video that allegedly shows Brown forcefully stealing cigarillos from a store shortly before he was fatally shot by Officer Darren Wilson. “Not with the kid, but with whatever happened in his life for him to arrive at a place where that behavior is OK. Why aren’t we talking about that?”

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Turns Out Republicans CAN Defund Obama’s Amnesty Order…

U.S. President Obama speaks about Iraq and also the shooting in Ferguson, Missouri on Martha's Vineyard

The real question is: Will they? Probably not.

Via Hot Air:

As Allahpundit observed on Tuesday, congressional Republicans agree that Barack Obama’s executive actions involving the extension of legal status to millions of illegal immigrants have to be fought. The GOP is, however, split on what methods would be the most effective in blunting or even reversing Obama’s actions.

Congress’s more conservative elements believe that a series of symbolic measures should be used in conjunction with more operationally focused tactics. Some, like Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), have suggested that Congress should not invite Obama to Congress for his annual State of the Union Address and that no presidential nominee should be confirmed until these orders are stricken.

…On Wednesday, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) told Breitbart that a report via the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service contends that Rogers is incorrect. The CRS indicated that Congress can deny funds to the immigration enforcement agency despite the fact that it operates primarily on revenues collected through the imposition of fees.

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Islamic Jihadists Are Using Twitter In Attempt To Recruit Angry Ferguson Protesters To Their Cause…

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One protester did have a shirt that said they’d rather be stopped by ISIS terrorist than the Ferguson PD

Via Fox News:

Islamic jihadists worldwide have launched a barrage of recruitment messages amid the latest unrest in Ferguson, Mo., using Twitter accounts to call on African-Americans and others in the United States to join their cause.

Some messages urge direct revolt against the U.S. government, while others evoke the names of former black leaders – among them Malcolm X – in a bid to convince people of color that living under an Islamic caliphate is in their best interests.

“March against tyranny and arm yourselves against the true terrorists of our time: the US government,” says a tweet from a prominent Dutch jihadist in Syria going by the name of Israfil Yilmaz, and carrying “Ferguson Rising” and “Ferguson Decision” hashtags.

Another tweet from a user going by the name of Abu Hamza As Somaal says: “My fellow black community know that #Jihad is the only thing that will bring justice, respect and honor in (the) Ferguson decision.” ­This message is followed by the hashtag “Islamic State.”

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Nearly 1 In 5 Households Will Celebrate Thanksgiving On Food Stamps This Year…

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Happy Thanksgiving, America!

Via CNS News:

(CNSNews.com) – Nearly one in five U.S. households will celebrate Thanksgiving on food stamps this year, according to the latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on participation in the Supplemental Nutrition and Assistance Program.

Back in fiscal 2000, there were 106,061,000 households in the United States and, according to a USDA report published in November 2012, there was a monthly average of 7,335,000 households—or 6.9 percent—getting food stamps that year.

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Gallup Poll: Obama’s Approval Rating Among Working-Class White Just 27%…

Also known as, bitter clingers.

Via Gallup:

President Barack Obama’s job approval rating among white non-college graduates is at 27% so far in 2014, 14 percentage points lower than among white college graduates. This is the largest yearly gap between these two groups since Obama took office. These data underscore the magnitude of the Democratic Party’s problem with working-class whites, among whom Obama lost in the 2012 presidential election, and among whom Democratic House candidates lost in the 2014 U.S. House voting by 30 points.

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Dem Rep. Emanuel Cleaver: Blacks Believe “The Police Represents An Army Patrolling An Occupied Territory”…

It’s always someone else’s fault.

Via Breitbart:

Wednesday on MSNBC’s “The Reid Report,” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) said, ‘African-Americans all around this country believe that the police represents an army patrolling an occupied territory.”

While discussing the Congressional Black Caucus reaction to officer Darren Wilson not being charged in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, Cleaver said, “What happened actually leads further to the furtherance of the distrust between African-Americans and police because African Americans all around this country believe that the police represents an army patrolling an occupied territory.”

HORROR! Family Dresses Man Up As A Man For His Funeral…

For some reason Huffington Post is outraged over this.

In a depressing reminder of the times in which we live and how far we still have to go to reach equality for everyone in the LGBT community, an Idaho transgender woman was presented as male in an open-casket funeral service this week.

Jennifer Gable, 32, reportedly died suddenly of a brain aneurysm while working her job at a Wells Fargo Bank on Oct. 9. At her funeral, Gable, who legally changed her name in 2007, was reportedly not referred to as Jennifer once.

Additionally, the late Gable’s family cut her hair short and presented her wearing a suit, and her obituary reportedly skipped the decade of her life she spent transitioning to live authentically as Jennifer.

“I am disgusted,” Stacy Dee Hudson reportedly posted on Facebook. “A great and dear friend’s mom went to the funeral today. It was not closed casket. They cut her hair, suit on. How can they bury her as Geoff when she legally changed her name. So very sad. Jen you will be missed and people who know you know that you are at peace.”

Do you or somebody you love identify as transgender? Don’t let this happen to you — register your final wishes with an attorney.

Boston Ferguson Protester Bites Police Officer, 50 Other Arrested…

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Biting a cop, how progressive.

BOSTON (CBS/AP) — State Police say 51 people were arrested in Boston late Tuesday night during protests of a grand jury’s decision not to indict a white Ferguson, Missouri, officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager.

All but one were turned over to Boston police for booking Wednesday, most on disorderly conduct charges.

One state trooper was hurt when he was bitten on the wrist by a protester, according to police. He was treated at the scene.

An estimated 1,500 people marched from Dudley Square in the Roxbury down Massachusetts Avenue to the South Bay.

Ferguson-Inspired Looting Spreads To Oakland

Shockingly, if Obama had a son, he would look like most of these looters.

Demonstrators vandalized businesses in Oakland, California during a second night of protests spawned by a Missouri grand jury’s refusal to indict a white police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown. (Nov. 26)

Univ. of Penn Professor: Michael Brown A “Sacrifice” To America’s “God of White Supremacy”…

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Our old friend Anthea Butler doing what she does best, brain dead race baiting.

Via Campus Reform:

An Associate Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania has blamed “America’s racist god” for the killing of Michael Brown.

Anthea Butler, A regular guest on MSNBC, blamed America’s blood thirsty “god of white supremacy,” for the Ferguson tragedy in which police officer Darren Wilson fatally shot teenager Michael Brown during a violent altercation.

“America’s racist god requires black people’s blood to atone for the sins committed by its followers,” Butler writes in Religion Dispatches, an independent non-profit news and commentary blog hosted by the University of Southern California.

“This time, the blood shed in sacrifice to this god of white supremacy was Michael Brown’s,” Butler writes.

Butler continues by likening prosecutor Robert McCulloch to Pontius Pilate and alleging that Darren Wilson acted as agent to the “god of white supremacy.”

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Nanny Bloomberg Gives Liberals Talking Points To Badger Relatives With Anti-Gun Propaganda At Thanksgiving Table…

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Via Bloomberg’s Everytown (click image for rest of their “myths”)

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Islamic State Beheads Ismaili Man For Being An “Apostate”…

In non-Ferguson news, Islamic State fighters are still animals.

BEIRUT, Lebanon — The jihadist Islamic State group on Tuesday said it beheaded a member of Syria’s minority Ismaili community, an offshoot of Shiite Islam, accusing him of “apostasy.”

“Yesterday [Monday] the Islamic police in Homs province carried out the punishment for apostasy against an Ismaili apostate… The punishment was carried out before a group of Muslims,” IS said in a statement distributed on jihadist forums.

IS also distributed graphic photographs of the execution, including one showing the unnamed victim kneeling on the ground as a jihadist raises a sword above his head.

“This is what will happen to every apostate,” read a handwritten sign placed above the shoulders of the victim’s disfigured body.

The Ismaili community numbers some 200,000 people in Syria, where many live in Salamiyeh, a town in the central province of Hama.

T-Shirt Spotted In Ferguson: “I Rather Get Stopped By ISIS Terrorist Than Ferguson PD”…

Prove it.

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Michael Brown Supporters Shut Down San Diego Highway, Fist Fights Breakout Between Motorists And Protesters…

Who wouldn’t be pissed if they got stuck on a highway because of these protesters?

Via News 6:

A human barricade completely stopped traffic in La Jolla Wednesday morning during rush hour. Traffic is just slowly getting back to normal on the 5-North freeway, near Nobel Drive.

This is all in response to the grand jury’s decision not to charge Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of an unarmed teen. Around seven this morning protesters lined the freeway during rush hour – and literally stopped traffic for about a half hour.

About 50 people held signs saying “Hands up, Don’t shoot.” When this line of protesters stood in the middle of the road, things got heated – drivers got out, confronted the group and punches were even thrown.

The California Highway Patrol and San Diego Police set up a staging area, and eventually moved in. No one was arrested and the protesters peacefully marched down the shoulder.

HHS To Try And Enroll Mall Shoppers In Obamacare During Black Friday…

Via Politico:

HHS is hitting the malls this weekend to make sure that Obamacare is on the minds of consumers during the busiest shopping weekend of the year.

The department on Wednesday will announce new partnerships it has made with retail stores, pharmacies and popular websites to spread the word about the current open enrollment season, which began on Nov. 15 and ends Feb. 15. On three key days after Thanksgiving — Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday — as well as dates beyond, Westfield Shopping Centers, the National Community Pharmacists Association and the XO Group will provide consumers with information about how they can sign up for coverage through the exchanges.

The outreach approach is a stark shift from Obamacare’s first year, when HHS utilized celebrities and other high-profile figures to generate buzz about HealthCare.gov. But with a shorter enrollment period this time around, the necessity of capturing renewals and the challenges of messaging in the midst of a frenetic holiday season, HHS is turning to more practical approaches to get people to enroll.

HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell said the Obama administration was excited about the three partnerships and their potential for reaching Americans, “whether consumers are shopping at a mall, online or at their community pharmacy.”

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Michael Brown Mom: It’s The Governor’s Fault My Husband Incited Protesters To “Burn This Bitch Down”…

Naturally.

Via Grabien:

GUTHRIE: “I know you were there in the crowd and this was just after the news came out. What do you have to say about that?”

MCSPADDEN: “That he was just emotional. I don’t feel that he stirred the crowd. The crowd was already stirred. It’s been stirring since August 9th. I hold — I wouldn’t hold him accountable for that. That comes from a higher power, elected official and it’s called the governor.”

GUTHRIE: “Can you explain what you mean by that?”

MCSPADDEN: “They stirred the pot. They had everyone on edge. They had everyone in an uproar and had the city on edge, basically, since August 9th.”

GUTHRIE: “You don’t feel that that made a bad situation even more volatile?”

BROWN SR.: “That was just raw emotion and nobody is condoning violence.”

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