How President New Tone’s “Attack Watch” page portrays the opposition

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I’m sure by now that you’ve heard of Obama for America’s latest snitch efforts by way of a new website they’ve got up called “Attack Watch.” It’s been the subject of widespread ridicule on Twitter by conservatives, including by yours truly. Attack Watch – in addition to having a website which asks you to “report an attack” – also has both a Twitter page and a Facebook page. The site’s mission is to (cough) “Get the facts. Fight the smears.”

Scoot on over to their “Immigration Reform Inaccuracies” page and you’ll find an interesting picture of the adorable Mark Steyn – all colored in an angry red:

Attack Watch

Attack Watch

They’ve done this on many of their “fact” pages to other political opponents like Ambassador John Bolton and Gov. Perry. Other photos are in a grainy washed out grayish color. Oh, and you have to love the overall red and black color scheme. Brilliante.

Steyn colleague Mark Krikorian over at National Review Online is rightfully jealous:

I criticize the president on immigration every day! I’m quoted on this more than anyone! Heck, I even turned myself in yesterday, sending Attack Watch a link to my National Interest piece from last week about how the White House has downgraded immigration-law violation to a secondary offense, like not buckling your seat belt. What do I have to do to get arrested in this town?

I ask myself that question all the time! And I did it a lot when Keith Olbermann was on MSDNC every night declaring who the “Worst Person in the World” was. But he’s not on anymore, and ow, I’ll never get a chance. :( Oh well, at least I can revisit the “fan mail” page anytime I want to …

But seriously, isn’t it mildly amusing that a guy who puts on a very public face of wanting to “reach across the aisle” in order to “get beyond the season of silly” has a website that portrays critics as angry red-faced conservatives? Why, it’s almost as if the Team Obama 2012 has gotten inspiration from the mainstream media … ‘natch.

I swear, the best parody of this administration is … this administration. Seriously.

Why isn’t this man at Treasury?

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**Posted by Phineas

That’s the question I ask myself every time Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks about America’s economic and fiscal problems. Then I remember it’s because we have a (Social) Democratic, corporatist president who prefers someone who is either an admitted tax-cheat or an incompetent.

But I digress.

In the video below, Congressman Ryan describes the three qualities needed in a reformed tax code that is aimed at promoting real economic growth and a return to prosperity: fairness, competitiveness, and simplicity.

Take that, progressives.

And I’m kidding a bit in the headline; while I suspect Ryan would be superb at Treasury (or any economics related job in a new administration), I’d rather he stay in the House as a powerful committee chairman for a good, long time in order to be in place to put the brakes on crazy spending schemes.

Via Dan Mitchell, who has some good comments on Ryan’s video.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

Gunwalker: three more murders linked to Obama admin. scandal

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**Posted by Phineas

CBS reporter Cheryl Attkisson has done the best work among MSM journalists on the growing scandal surrounding Operation Fast & Furious, having been on it since it broke early this year. Now she’s filed a report about three more murders tied to guns the US government knowingly let fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels:

Weapons linked to ATF’s controversial “Fast and Furious” operation have been tied to at least eight violent crimes in Mexico including three murders, four kidnappings and an attempted homicide.

According to a letter from U.S. Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), the disclosed incidents may be only a partial list of violent crimes linked to Fast and Furious weapons because “ATF has not conducted a comprehensive independent investigation.”

When added to the guns found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in the U.S., the newly-revealed murders in Mexico bring the total number of deaths linked to Fast and Furious to four.

According to the Justice Department letter:

One AK-47 type assault rifle purchased by a Fast and Furious suspect was recovered Nov. 14, 2009 in Atoyac de Alvarez, Mexico after the Mexican military rescued a kidnap victim.

On July 1, 2010, two AK-47 type assault rifles purchased by Fast and Furious suspects were recovered in Sonora, Mexico after a shootout between cartels. Two murders were reported in the incident using the weapons.

On July 26, 2010, a giant .50 caliber Barrett rifle purchased by a Fast and Furious suspect was recovered in Durango, Mexico after apparently having been fired. No further details of the incident were given.

Click through for the rest.

So, which scandal do you think will bring about the first cabinet-level resignations and/or a special prosecutor? Gunwalker, in which people have died, or Solyndra, in which the White House sank one-half billion of our dollars into a company it knew was failing? I think it’s almost a dead heat.

So many scandals, so little time.

via Moe Lane

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)