It’s “Spot the Irony” time! Starring … @TheDemocrats

Speaks for itself.

Um. Right. Here goes:

3/4/09 – Via WaPo:

“By any measure,” he said during a March 4 event calling for government-contracting reform, “my administration has inherited a fiscal disaster.”

8/9/11 – Via Reuters:

President Barack Obama said on Monday he inherited many of the country’s problems with high debt and deficits when he entered the White House, sounding a theme likely to dominate his 2012 re-election campaign.

Speaking at a Democratic fundraiser, where families paid $15,000 to get a picture with him, Obama defended his economic record and noted that problems in Europe were affecting the United States.

“We do have a serious problem in terms of debt and deficit, and much of it I inherited,” Obama said. The financial crisis, he said, made the problem worse.

At a fundraiser in June 2012, via The Washington Examiner:

The president also said that Republicans, not Democrats, caused the current budget crisis. “I love listening to these guys give us lectures about debt and deficits. I inherited a trillion dollar deficit!” he said. Obama compared Republicans to a person who orders a steak dinner and martini and then, “just as you’re sitting down, they leave, and accuse you of running up the tab.”

That’s just for starters.

Any questions? ;)

(Video) How Barack Obama is blowing Afghanistan

**Posted by Phineas

Remember how President Obama used to deride the war in Iraq as a “war of choice,” while Afghanistan was the “war of necessity” that the Bush administration had botched and he would do right? Good times, good times.

In this episode of Trifecta, PJTV hosts Stephen Greene, Scott Ott, and Bill Whittle can barely contain their wrath at how President Obama has botched his “necessary war:”

Infighting, back-stabbing, and all-around immaturity topped off by nonexistent leadership from the (try not to roll your eyes) “Commander in Chief.”

Heckuva way to fight a war, isn’t it?

To be fair, rancor in the high command or between the services isn’t a new phenomenon: MacArthur didn’t play well with the Navy in WWII and famously had to be smacked down by Truman during the Korean War. Jealousy and rivalry among commanders was a problem for both the Union and the Confederacy during the Civil War, and the fractiousness and outright insubordination among Winfield Scott’s staff in Mexico was so bad, I’m amazed we won.

But that it happens doesn’t excuse the president from letting it go on. Obama is the only constitutional officer charged with overseeing the military — it is his job, and his alone, to if need be knock heads and give his staff, military and civilian their orders. That he hasn’t or couldn’t is a grave failure on his part.

I have to disagree with Bill Whittle’s summary somewhat: almost all the choices he describes were also faced by the Bush administration. The fact is we never really settled on a strategy for Afghanistan, counterterror vs. counterinsurgency, and whether what worked in Iraq would also work in far more primitive Afghanistan. The war muddled on for years.

But Obama showed those same uncertainties and ramped it up into a full-blown Hamlet act when trying to decide on a surge for Afghanistan, which took him valuable months and, when he did, it was grudging, halfhearted, and undermanned. And which he undercut by launching ludicrous negotiations with the Taliban, who are al Qaeda allies. Then –finally– when General Petraeus was appointed and began making serious progress, Obama pulled him out and sent him to the CIA. I think to sideline a potential electoral rival.

Thus, after three years, the war in Afghanistan is Obama’s and it is Obama who is losing it. That should be part of the record Americans review when making their choice for president next November.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

Dear @DCCC: Why do you encourage stalking the private homes of GOP politicos?

Remember how I’ve said before that things were going to get really ugly this campaign season? Toldjah So:

Video “trackers” are a mainstay on the campaign trail nowadays. Dispatched by candidates to shadow their rivals, they lurk in the crowds and the receiving lines waiting for the opponent to slip up, then capture the embarrassing moment on camera and post it online.

But this season, Democrats are taking the practice to a new and, some say, uncomfortable level by recording the homes of some Republican incumbents.

Two of the recent targets this year have been Ohio Rep. Jim Renacci and Wisconsin Rep. Reid Ribble, whose homes appear in roughly 30-second video clips posted online.

“It really crosses a line,” Ribble told Fox News. “I think it’s fair game for a tracker or the other party to tape what you’re saying. But this doesn’t do anything for them or the political process. And quite frankly it really disturbed my wife.”

In the Ribble video, posted online June 18, his Wisconsin home is filmed from several different angles on a windy day. It’s unclear whether anyone was home when the video, which has no sound, was shot. The Renacci video follows the same formula — straight, raw footage of the congressman’s home posted to YouTube.

Democrats are defending the practice. They say the videos of GOP members’ homes — which are generally spacious, nice-looking dwellings — expose the fact that congressional Republicans used this session to help the wealthy and themselves.

“House Republicans have spent this entire Congress trying to hide that they’re protecting benefits for millionaires and perks for themselves instead of protecting the middle class. But we won’t let them keep it secret any longer,” said Jesse Ferguson, spokesman for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.


Two other Republicans reportedly were the target of aggressive tracking — Rep. Mike Coffman, of Colorado, and David Valadao, a Republican in the California state Assembly. The Coffman video was posted by a group called Colorado Fair Share, though a representative with the organization could not be reached for comment. That clip shows footage of Coffman’s upscale neighborhood, and briefly shows a woman asking an apparent neighbor about Coffman’s whereabouts when he doesn’t answer the door.

Wow. (bolded emphasis above added by me)

Of course, none of this should be all that surprising considering the similar thuggish tactics used by the more militant Democrat party supporters in labor unions, ACORN, and Occupy Wall Street, who have been known to bam on the front doors of the private homes of “evil” bankers, make themselves home on their lawns, not to mention storm the lobbies of private businesses to scare customers and employees in attempts at “sending a message.”

There is a time and place to protest and question the political opposition – in front of their office, before and after public speaking engagements, via phone/email/fax, etc . Harassing them at their private home, or while they’re eating dinner at a restaurant is most definitely not one of those times. Everyone deserves some level of privacy, including celebrities and elected officials.

The level of double standards is breathtaking: Democrats demand you respect the “privacy of a woman” to make her own healthcare decisions – and will demagogue the hell out the opposition over it in hopes they eventually give up, but encourage violations of privacy when it comes to the private homes of that same opposition, saying it’s “necessary” to see how they live. This is not just “tracking” – the criminal term for it is called “STALKING.”

If the word “hypocrisy” hadn’t been invented yet, the word “Democrat” could be an easy replacement for it. This tactic is beyond disgusting and any elected Democrat or Democrat official who endorses and/or promotes it is beyond despicable. Shame on them.