Elizabeth Warren Whines About Being Called Out On Her Bogus Claim That She’s Part Cherokee Indian…

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Waaaah!

Via Daily Caller:

Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren wrote in her forthcoming book that she was “hurt” and “angry” by 2012 reporting on her fraudulent claim to Native American heritage.

“What really threw me, though, were the constant attacks from the other side,” Warren wrote in her book “A Fighting Chance.”

“I would almost persuade myself that I was starting to get the hang of full-throttle campaigning and then — bam! Out of left field, the state Republican Party, or the Brown campaign, or some blogger, would launch a rocket at me,” Warren wrote, adding, “I was stunned by the attacks.”

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Leftist Rag Slate: Right Wouldn’t Support Cliven Bundy If He Was Black…

The left’s obsession with all things racism continues unabated.

Via Slate:

[F]inally, I can’t help but wonder how conservatives would react if these were black farmers—or black anyone—defending “their” land against federal officials. Would Fox News applaud black militiamen aiming their guns at white bureaucrats?

Somehow, given the degree to which right-wing media traffic in racial paranoia, I think we’d be looking at a different situation if the Bundy Ranch belonged to a bunch of black people. And as someone who closely follows the regular incidents of lethal police violence against blacks and Latinos, I also wonder whether law enforcement would be as tepid against a group of armed African-Americans. Judging from past events, I’m not so sure.

Poll: 61% of Americans Think Obama Lies To The Country About Important Issues…

Obama would never tell a lie . . . no, wait, that was George Washington.

Via Fox News:

About six in ten American voters think Barack Obama lies to the country on important matters some or most of the time, according to a Fox News poll released Wednesday.

Thirty-seven percent think Obama lies “most of the time,” while another 24 percent say he lies “some of the time.” Twenty percent of voters say “only now and then” and 15 percent “never.”

Click here for the poll results.

President Obama has been accused by political opponents and media fact-checkers alike of telling falsehoods.  Frequently cited: His repeated claim that under Obamacare “If you like your plan, you can keep it” and his insistence that “the day after Benghazi happened, I acknowledged that this was an act of terrorism.”

The number of voters saying Obama lies “most of the time” includes 13 percent of Democrats.  It also includes 12 percent of blacks, 16 percent of liberals, 31 percent of unmarried women and 34 percent of those under age 30 — all key Obama constituencies.

DSCC Email Mentions Koch Brothers 9 Times…

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Second DSCC email of the day attacking the Koch brothers. In this one almost every sentence has a Koch reference.

NY Times: “To Strike at Kochs, Democrats Revive Tactic That Hurt Romney”

Drew — The New York Times reveals our new strategy to neutralize the Kochs’ unrelenting attacks: tell America the truth about their disregard for the poor and uninsured and discredit their outrageous lies.

It’s exactly how President Obama exposed Mitt Romney for raking in millions at Bain Capital while folks lost their jobs. Our Expose the Kochs Campaign will launch new ads to expose the truth about the Kochs: they aim to buy a Republican Senate that will help them at the expense of the middle class.

But as Koch attacks across battlegrounds go unanswered, it’s crucial that we have the resources we need to reveal the truth about the Kochs. If we fall short, their deceptive attacks could go unchallenged and lead to a Republican Senate takeover.

Before the deadline Friday, we still need 6,000 more Democrats on board to fully fund our response — will you step up?

Supporter Record: VN96C2AFZS
Deadline: 48 hours
Suggested Support: $15

The New York Times reports that “Democrats have used their platform as the majority party in the Senate to drive home the Koch attacks, but conservative groups have far outspent Democrats on advertising.”

With the Senate deadlocked, it’s absolutely crucial that we raise enough to expose the Kochs’ outrageous tactics and neutralize their attack ads. We could really use your help to get there.

Will you please pitch in $15 to the Expose the Kochs Campaign before Friday?

Thanks for your helpl
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CAIR Whines About Islamophobia On Anniversary of Boston Terror Attack, Says Muslims Treated Like Japanese During WWII…

I must have missed it, where are the Muslim internment camps?

VILE: NY Times Smears Combat Veterans As White Supremacists…

Disgraceful doesn’t even begin to describe this op-ed in the NY Times.

Via Vantage Point:

Recently, the Veteran community has been forced to fight back on a disturbing narrative: Veterans are dangerous, violent people that society should be weary of. It doesn’t take much for some media outlets to push this agenda either. It seems all they need is one person, who happened to serve in the military at any time, to commit a heinous act, and the sensationalist headlines driving high ratings start pouring in.

Today, The Opinion Pages of the New York Times posted a story by Kathleen Belew that claims “the return of [Veterans] from combat appears to correlate more closely with Klan membership than any other historical factor,” and linked the murder of three innocent people in Kansas by one man to a generation of Vietnam Veterans.

Even though she admits “the number of Vietnam [Veterans] in that movement was small” and “a vast majority of veterans are neither violent nor mentally ill” she continues disparaging Veterans in general. Ms. Belew interprets information from a nine-page Department of Homeland Security report, which essentially connects extremist views to disillusionment and warns that people who feel ostracized by society can be susceptible to recruitment by radical groups (something we see in other aspects of society), and uses it to promote her view that Veterans are inherently volatile due to their military service and have contributed to the growth of white-supremacist groups in the United States.

Of course hate groups with paramilitary ambitions seek out those with military experience to swell their ranks. I suppose it’s also worthy to mention that large corporations seek out IRS trained accountants to help them with taxes, or political lobbying firms recruit former government executives to help them pass legislation.

The question that Ms. Belew doesn’t ask is why these Veterans felt disillusioned in the first place, and were vulnerable to predatory recruitment. She ignores the social climate around them at the time of their return. She’s been studying these radical groups since 2006, but as a historian she should have dug deeper to find the root cause of this anomaly. Instead she opted for an alarming story.

Imagine, for a second, if she had done the same thing to any other group of people. What would that look like?

Whether she is aware of it or not, Ms. Belew is doing great harm with this piece. She may think she is informing her audience, but she’s actually perpetuating vicious stereotypes that make it harder for Veterans to reintegrate successfully into their communities in the first place. What does she think employers should tell a Veteran applying for work after reading her post? “Sorry, but I can’t hire a person who is one white-supremacist pamphlet away from joining the Klan”?

Articles and headlines like these are the reason why many Veterans take great care in disclosing their service status at job interviews and resumes.

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Pro-Russian Separatists In Donetsk Order Jews To “Register Or Be Deported” For Supporting Ukrainian Rule…

They were also ordered to list all the property they own (so when the time comes it can be seized).

Via Ynet:

A leaflet distributed in Donetsk, Ukraine calling for all Jews over 16 years old to register as Jews marred the Jewish community’s Passover festivities Monday (Passover eve), replacing them with feelings of concern.

The leaflet demanded the city’s Jews supply a detailed list of all the property they own, or else have their citizenship revoked, face deportion and see their assets confiscated.

Donetsk, a Ukraine province with 4.3 million people – 10 percent of Ukraine’s population – and 17,000 Jews, is home to much of the country’s heavy industry, and is thus the biggest prize of the eastern regions where pro-Russian separatists have captured government buildings in the past week.

The leaflet, signed by Chairman of Donetsk’s temporary government Denis Pushilin, was distrbiuted to Jews near the Donetsk synagogue and later in other areas of the city where pro-Russians activists have declared Donetsk as an independent “people’s republic”, defying an ultimatum from Kiev to surrender.

The leaflet was written in Russian and had Russia’s national symbol on it, as well as the Donetsk People’s Republic insignia.

“Dear Ukraine citizens of Jewish nationality,” the flyer began, “due to the fact that the leaders of the Jewish community of Ukraine supported Bendery Junta,” a reference to Stepan Bandera, the leader of the Ukrainian nationalist movement which fought for Ukrainian independence at the end of World War II, “and oppose the pro-Slavic People’s Republic of Donetsk, (the interim government) has decided that all citizens of Jewish descent, over 16 years of age and residing within the republic’s territory are required to report to the Commissioner for Nationalities in the Donetsk Regional Administration building and register.”

Proposed Common Core Standards Omit “Liberty” From America’s Founding Principles…

Just a minor oversight.

Via EAG News:

[T]he state of New York is currently proposing a set of Common Core social studies standards for kindergarten through 8th grade students.

Among the standards is how students will learn about the history of America. On page 32, the draft document deals with “civic ideals and practices.”

“The United States is founded on the principles of democracy, and these principles are reflected in all types of communities,” it reads.

That’s fair enough, we suppose. The early United States had a very limited democratic process, with most states limiting voting rights to male property owners. Only later was the ability to vote and participate in government extended to average men and eventually women.

But then the social studies draft takes a noticeably progressive turn.

“The United States is founded on the democratic principles of equality, fairness, and respect for authority and rules,” the standards document says.

Further, “Students will explore democratic principles such as dignity for all, equality, fairness, and respect for authority and rules, and how those principles are applied to their community,” it reads.

What happened to “liberty”? You know, a word that actually appears in the Declaration of Independence? It’s a word that means more than just about any other word in our national history. It refers to personal freedom, and the right of citizens to live their lives without the intrusion of tyrannical government.

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Nanny Bloomberg To Spare America From A Michael Bloomberg Presidential Campaign…

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Says he has bigger plans, like telling Americans how to lead their lives.

Via Ballot Box:

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Wednesday he’s not interested in running for president.

On NBC’s “Today” show, Bloomberg was asked if he would ever consider launching a bid for the White House.

“’No’ is the answer–plain and simple. I’m going to spend the rest of my life making a better world for myself, for my kids, for my grandchildren,” said Bloomberg, an independent who was also once a Democrat and a Republican.

Asked if there was room for a third party-candidate, Bloomberg said, “This is a two-party country, I think it’s unlikely that you’d ever have a third-party candidate that would win.”

Salon Outraged ABC Hired “Vile Racist” Laura Ingraham…

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Speaking of vile.

Via Salon:

It was once an article of faith among many Americans, including many members of the press, that the news media was a hotbed of left wing propaganda, so filled with liberal bias that one had to use a decoder ring to get the truth. There may have been a grain of truth in it during the early days of Camelot and perhaps in the immediate aftermath of Watergate, but for the most part the media has always shown a bias toward the establishment, regardless of which party or ideology is dominant at a particular time.

However, the modern conservative movement, believing as it does in the All American capitalist maxim “there’s a sucker born every minute” used this perceived bias as a political tactic, what wags called “working the refs,” wherein they would accuse the press of being liberal so often that reporters would second-guess themselves and bend over backwards to accommodate a more conservative viewpoint. Despite the rise of FOX News and hundreds of right wing talk show hosts dominating much of the airwaves, they are still able to convince mainstream news organizations that they are biased  and lacking in authentic conservative voices. Recall a few years back when even the New York Times ostentatiously declared that it planned to devote significant resources to covering “the conservative beat” (which might have been just a bit more understandable if it hadn’t come immediately in the wake of its credulous reporting on the Bush administration’s push for war with Iraq.)

Nobody has been more of a vociferous critic of the news media’s alleged liberal bias than talk radio host and conservative commentator Laura Ingraham. Going all the way back to her years as a notorious campus activist making her name as a vicious homophobe (since partially recanted,) she has been hitting the mainstream media for its so-called liberal bias. [...]

ABC undoubtedly hopes such a fate does not await any shows on which she will appear in the future.  And anyway, it was a few years ago. Surely she’s mellowed by now, right? Well, I suppose it depends on what the meaning of “vile anti-immigrant zealot” is. She may have softened her stance on gays, but she has transferred all of that hatred on to undocumented workers.

Report: British PM David Cameron Invited Muslim Brotherhood Leader To Lunch, Asked Him What UK Could Do To Support His Islamist Group…

Via Middle East Eye:

British Prime Minister David Cameron invited the Muslim Brotherhood’s international spokesman to lunch at Chequers last year in a two-hour seminar in which the Brotherhood presented its vision and the prime minister asked what Britain could do to support it, the Middle East Eye has learned.

Gehad El-Hadad, the international spokesman, was the star attraction of a prime ministerial seminar held on 17 May last year, when the former president Mohamed Morsi was still in power and months before he was due to London on an official visit.

According to a source who was present, Cameron talked of crony capitalism under Hosni Mubarak, and the potential of free markets under Morsi. Cameron questioned El-Hadad on the Brotherhood’s vision and asked what Britain could do to support it.

El-Hadad’s answers were described by those who attended as convincing and were referrred to in Cameron’s own summary at the end of the meeting. The prime ministerial seminar was followed by lunch and a tour of Chequers. Also present was Maajid Nawaz, the co-founder of the Quilliam Foundation, a London-based think tank which focusses on counter-extremism.

The lunch at Chequers was the start of a series of meetings which Downing Street officials and ministers held with senior members of the Brotherhood. On June 5 Gehad’s father Dr Essam El Hadad had a meeting with John Casson in 10 Downing Street, accompanied by Dr Wael Haddara, senior advisor to the then Egyptian president. This was in preparation for a visit by Morsi in July.  Dr El-Hadad also met William Hague and Alastair Burt at the Foreign Office.

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Jimmy Carter Calls On Obama To Reject Keystone Pipeline Because of Global Warming…

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Pipelines cause global warming?

Via WaPo:

Former president Jimmy Carter has joined a group of Nobel laureates who oppose construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, warning President Obama and Secretary of State John F. Kerry, “You stand on the brink of making a choice that will define your legacy on one of the greatest challenges humanity has ever faced – climate change.”

By announcing his opposition, Carter becomes the first former president to come out against the controversial project. Two years ago former president George W. Bush called the proposal “a no-brainer,” and that same year former president Bill Clinton said that the revised route of the pipeline avoided Nebraska’s Sandhills region, “”So, I think we should embrace it and develop a stakeholder-driven system of high standards for doing the work modeled on what was done with auto mileage agreement.”

Prominent Democrats – including those who have worked directly for Obama –remain split on whether the president should grant TransCandada the right to build the nearly 1,700-mile pipeline. Americans continue to support the project by a wide margin, despite the fact that many environmentalists argue it will accelerate global warming by hastening the energy-intense extraction of heavy crude from Alberta’s oil sands region.

Ukrainian Lt Gov Offers 10,000 Dollar Reward For The Capture Of Any/All Russian Invaders

I advocate the “shoot them and throw them in the river approach” like in Newark NJ but whatever, this works too I guess.

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(obviously its in Cyrillic. That’s the gist of what it says though. I’m sure someone in the comments will translate)

Mooch Turns Traditional White House Easter Egg Roll Into An Official “Let’s Move!” Event…

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It’s all about meeeeee!

Via WhiteHouse.gov:

The White House announces the program, activities, and talent line-up for the 2014 White House Easter Egg Roll, a tradition in its 136th year and the largest annual public event at the White House.

The Easter Egg Roll will take place Monday, April 21, on the South Lawn of the White House and in support of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative is focused on promoting health and wellness with the theme, “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape.”  The event will feature live music, sports courts, cooking stations, storytelling and, of course, Easter egg rolling.

Tune in for live streams from the South Lawn on April 21, 2014 on WhiteHouse.gov/live. You can also join the conversation online using the hashtag #EasterEggRoll and get the latest updates by checking out Let’s Move! on Twitter and Facebook.

Joe Biden Touts His Badass Aviator Shades…

He couldn’t be any more lame if he tried.

The first post on Biden’s new official Instagram account:

Vice President Biden’s getting ready to head to Pennsylvania with President Obama this afternoon, where he’ll lay out steps we can take to train America’s workers with the skills they need for good middle-class jobs. Follow @VP for the latest from the Vice President, and the occasional aviators pic.

Elizabeth Warren Reveals The Super Sexist Remark Obama Adviser Made To Her: He Called Me A (Gasp) “Cheerleader!”…

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Oh the humanity!

WASHINGTON – Summoned to the White House in September 2010, Elizabeth Warren met President Obama in the Oval Office and he escorted her outside to a garden patio. Obama described it to Warren as a hidden retreat. But Warren, writing in a new political memoir, says the weather was hot, and the patio, confined between hedges, “felt like a green version of Hell.”

Obama had already told Warren during a previous visit that he would not name her to lead the agency that was her brainchild – the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau — because of objections from Senate Republicans and bankers. “You make them very nervous,” he told her in that previous conversation, which Warren says ended with “a perfunctory hug.”

Now, Obama wanted her to perform the hard work of setting up the agency, even without the promise of the ultimate leadership role. What’s more, she would have to work with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, one of her rivals who had opposed her nomination to direct the bureau. Warren, as she recounts in “A Fighting Chance,” at first rejected the president’s request. [...]

Later, her relationship with Summers would turn frosty. And after legislation creating the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Summers and other Obama advisers reportedly opposed nominating Warren to run it.

Warren recounted that one of Obama’s advisers – whom she doesn’t name — suggested that someone else be named director, while Warren could serve as “cheerleader” for the new agency.

“I assume that was meant as a metaphor, but I had to wonder: Cheerleader?” Warren writes. “Would the same suggestion have been made to a man in my position? I did not rush out to buy pom-poms.”

Kremlin Propaganda Channel RT: “America Is The New Auschwitz” Thanks To Capitalism…

Oh, and capitalism is the new fascism, or something.

I wonder how Putin’s troll brigade will spin this?

Feds Destroyed Water Lines, Fences, Water Tanks, Killed Two Prized Bulls During Bundy Ranch Standoff…

More public relations brilliance by the BLM.

Via Fox News:

The federal agency that backed down over the weekend in a tense standoff with a Nevada rancher is being accused of leaving a trail of wreckage behind.

Fox News toured the damage — allegedly caused by the Bureau of Land Management — which included holes in water tanks and destroyed water lines and fences. According to family friends, the bureau’s hired “cowboys” also killed two prize bulls.

“They had total control of this land for one week, and look at the destruction they did in one week,” said Corey Houston, friend of rancher Cliven Bundy and his family. “So why would you trust somebody like that? And how does that show that they’re a better steward?”

The BLM and other law enforcement officials backed down on Saturday in their effort to seize Bundy’s cattle, after hundreds of protesters, some armed, arrived to show support for the Bundy family. In the end, BLM officials left the scene amid concerns about safety, and no shots were fired.

The dispute between the feds and the Bundy family has been going on for years; they say he owes more than $1.1 million in unpaid grazing fees — and long ago revoked his grazing rights over concern for a federally protected tortoise. They sent officials to round up his livestock following a pair of federal court orders last year giving the U.S. government the authority to impound the cattle.

The feds, though, are being accused of taking the court orders way too far.

On a Friday night conference call, BLM officials told reporters that “illegal structures” on Bundy’s ranch — water tanks, water lines and corrals — had to be removed to “restore” the land to its natural state and prevent the rancher from restarting his illegal cattle operation.

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Al Sharpton: True Meaning of Easter Is The Political “Crucifixion And Resurrection” of Barack Obama…

We don’t call him Chicago Jesus for nothing.

SHARPTON: I think that the message is, no matter what the world may do to unfairly, no matter how your crucified, nailed to the cross at home, or in your personal relationships, or on the job that you can rise if you don’t lose yourself during the hard times and the challenges.

The story of Jesus on the cross. No matter what they humiliated him with. No matter how they mocked him he took it, because he knew he could rise. And the story of Easter and my message for this Easter session is no matter what unearned suffering you go through, that if you know you can rise above it, don’t become like the diseases that you fight.

As I looked at President Obama at our convention last Friday where all he took he’s been able to rise politically again.. I’m not comparing him to Jesus, but I am saying that to every crucifixion there is a resurrection for those who believe.

Poll: By 3-To-1 Margin Americans Think Media Will Be Biased In Favor of Hillary Clinton In 2016 Presidential Election…

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There shouldn’t be a shred of doubt.

Via Washington Secrets:

She hasn’t even announced her bid for president yet, but voters, by a margin of more than three to one, believe that an adoring media will favor Hillary Clinton over the eventual Republican presidential nominee in 2016.

A new Rasmussen Reports survey reveals that 41 percent of all voters believe reporters will “try to help her.” Only 13 percent said the media “try to help her Republican opponent.” A paltry 22 percent said the media would be “unbiased” in a Clinton race, and 24 percent were unsure.

Men, Republicans and conservatives expressed the highest level of confidence that the media would treat Clinton like any other candidate. Some 47 percent of men, 64 percent of Republicans and 68 percent of conservatives told Rasmussen that they expected the press to pitch in for Clinton.

And apparently voters expect to see it unfold that way since 81 percent said that Clinton will likely be the Democratic nominee if she runs. It’s even higher among the Democrats who will actually vote for her, 91 percent.

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