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Monday, May 19, 2014

Dick Cheney Calls Obama Weak And Stumbles Through Putin and Georgia

Awesome Screenshot Capture and Annotate, Cheney and wife on Fox News (hawking a book)

I suppose it is true: "Time heals all wounds.

It appears the US public and US media are willing to actually give Dick Cheney an audience after years of proof the man has serious issues with credibility, honesty and competence. Now, add a bit of salt to the wounds by sprinkling Cheney as a pundit of international affairs.  INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS!  

So soon we forget Iraq, the "Charge of the Bush Brigade" as against Saddam, the failed war in Afghanistan, and outing a CIA agent to facilitate the Great Bush/Cheney Charge.

Selling a war on Iraq
They will welcome us as liberators

On Sunday May 18th, 2014 Dick and his wife (Lynne) appeara together for the first time since leaving the vice presidency. The Fox News slip is 11:53 minutes of disgusting Cheney and wife. I suggest focusing on the 2:30 minute mark to the 3:34 mark. The man actually calls Obama a 'weak" president. 

Before I suggest another snippet from the clip, I simply have to ask, "Who gives one damn about anything from Dick Cheney's wife's mouth?" As I skipped across Lynne Cheney's comments, I found the reason she is sitting on camera. The woman is hawking a book! (As a total news and current event geek, and after eight full years in the White House, I have never seen Lynne Cheney). 

I picked up the segment after she finished an attempt to move the segment to her book. Wallace asked Dick Cheney about Putin's incursion into the nation of Georgia during Bush Administration. After a few seconds of stumbling for an answer, Cheney fired off a few words that are as shallow as his sitting on camera criticizing Obama's handling of Putin's incursions into Ukraine. We pick-up the Fox clip at the 4:08 minute mark to the 5:22 minute mark. 

PunditFact ran a review of Cheney's comments and assigned the comments a "Mostly False." Let me suggest the findings warrant a "Pants on Fire." 

First, take a three minute ride through a Politics Nation segment on Cheney's remarks. 

Cheney "At the mere request from Putin, President Obama withdrew the plans for a missile defense program based in Poland and the Czech Republic."  

Dick Cheney on Sunday, May 18th, 2014 in an interview on "Fox News Sunday"

As the unstable situation in Ukraine continues, former Vice President Dick Cheney was asked Sunday what he thought of President Barack Obama’s handling of Russia and its president, Vladimir Putin.
Cheney said Putin has taken advantage of what he sees as weakness in Obama, and that Obama had sent the wrong signals as early as 2009.
"At the mere request from Putin, President Obama withdrew the plans for a missile defense program based in Poland and the Czech Republic," Cheney said on Fox News Sunday.
Here, we’re fact-checking whether Obama withdrew plans for a missile defense program at Putin’s request.
The Bush plan
In 2006, on advice from Defense Secretary Robert Gates, President George W. Bush pushed for an initiative to install 10 interceptor missiles on the ground in Poland and an advanced radar system in the Czech Republic, to counter the potential threat of long-range missiles from Iran. Russia did not like the idea one bit.
Russian defense minister Sergei Ivanov told the Russian news organization Ria Novosti that Russia was opposed and that the plans did not make "political sense, much less military sense."
During the 2008 election, candidate Obama said he supported the installations in Poland and the Czech Republic but also said he was open to rethinking them.
When Obama took office in 2009, he spoke of making U.S. relations with Russia less confrontational. The symbol of this was a photo-op of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presenting her Russian counterpart with a  "reset" button.
Three years after Bush announced his missile defense proposal, Obama changed course. On Sept. 17, 2009, Obama announced that the United States would pursue a new missile defense policy focused on knocking out short- and medium-range Iranian missiles. The new plan relied on missiles based on American warships and eventually sites closer to Iran.
The response at home and overseas
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, released statements suggesting that Obama was being soft and letting down American allies. Pundits like John Bolton, whom Bush had appointed as ambassador to the United Nations, said Russia and Iran came away as "big winners" in a "bad day for American national security."
Meanwhile, Israel and most NATO countries in Western Europe approved of the move, news stories show, because they thought the missile system provoked Russia. Polish and Czech leaders expressed disappointment.
Obama left it to Defense Secretary Robert Gates to explain the shift. In a New York Times op-ed, and later in his 2014 book Duty, Gates said that Defense Department officials realized the Iranian government was putting more stock into building short- and medium-range missiles over long-range ones. The agency wanted to uproot the old plan to better counteract that threat, and the new tactic Gates and the Joint Chiefs of Staff recommended to Obama was cheaper and took less time to implement.
Lance Janda, chairman of the Department of History and Government at Cameron University, added that the full U.S. strategy included deploying potentially hundreds of interceptor missiles in Eastern Europe starting in 2018. Lost in the GOP fury, Gates wrote, was that the Russians found Obama’s new approach to be even more worrisome than the Bush-era plan.  They worried that those missiles could easily be configured to thwart them as well as Iran.
Our ruling
Cheney said Obama dropped a missile defense plan based in Poland and the Czech Republic on the "mere request" of Putin. While Putin strenuously objected to the plan, a Pentagon reassessment of the nature of Iran’s capabilities was the actual reason for the change. The Pentagon saw a greater danger from Iranian short-and-medium-range missiles than the long range missiles that were targeted in the original plan.
NATO allies and Israel also favored the new approach, which included steps to install a missile defense system in Poland in 2018.
So, Obama did forgo the Bush-era plan, but he didn’t do it at the "mere request" of Putin. We rate the claim Mostly False.

Those of you who grew-up with opportunity to expire the outdoors, do you recall nocturnal snails commonly referred to as "Slugs?" The following is a bit unsettling, but true. Do you also recall pouring salt on the Slug? Since, I mentioned 'salt' on old wounds in the first paragraph, would someone consider pouring salt on Cheney.

If we do not remember of paste we are doomed to repeat the past. The US cannot yet withstand another dose of Republicans in the White House and infesting the US Senate. The horror of a GOP House an GOP SCOTUS us quite enough.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Karl Rove and Fox News Double-down on alleged Hillary Clinton "Brain Injury"

Karl Rove has a history as a GOP Political operative. Rove has to be the catalyst behind Rand Paul's School of Deception, mis-information and lies. We cannot lay Paul's penchant for plagiarizing borrowing material from others and passing it off as his work to Karl RovePaul's deep rooted problem with ethics and personal credibility shortcoming probably preceded his Tea Party election to the Senate. But, Paul is a student and protege of the GOP's 'fruitful liar' Karl Rove. 

Rand Paul to a group of medical students.

The Economic Policy Journal (EPJ) October 2013

The National Journal reports:
Rand Paul was talking with University of Louisville medical students when one of them tossed him a softball. "The majority of med students here today have a comprehensive exam tomorrow. I'm just wondering if you have any last-minute advice."(Steve Brodner)

"Actually, I do," said the ophthalmologist-turned-senator, who stays sharp (and keeps his license) by doing pro bono eye surgeries during congressional breaks. "I never, ever cheated. I don't condone cheating. But I would sometimes spread misinformation. This is a great tactic. Misinformation can be very important."

He went on to describe studying for a pathology test with friends in the library. "We spread the rumor that we knew what was on the test and it was definitely going to be all about the liver," he said. "We tried to trick all of our competing students into over-studying for the liver" and not studying much else.

"So, that's my advice," he concluded. "Misinformation works."

Rove on Obama's spending via Politics Nation,  2012 (1:42 MINUTES)

Misinformation, politicking and the life of the GOP operative.

Obviously, Fox News has "Misinformation Works" as a core vision and operational model (The Five and Shabby video editing) as the network serves as a formidable media outlet for conservative America. For some Americans misinformation is not only a "truism" it is important to their social and political paradigm. But, let's avoid deep digression into Fox News and stay on task.

While Politifact awarded President Obama "Lie Of The Year" in 2013, the following linked pages address overwhelming depth and scope of "Pants on Fire" lies. The vast majority are from Republicans.
 Of course, you will see Debbie Wasserman Schultz, DNC Chair, Obama and other Democrats in a couple of instances, the party on the Left is scarcely represented in the 14 pages of "Pants on Fire" Badges. 

This morning Fox News programming included the ever-present Rove continuing his campaign against an undeclared 2016 presidential candidate. The Rove and Fox News mission is clear: malign Hillary Clinton to the point of inducing a personal aversion to running for the presidency.

Two points about Rove, before the following reading entree from The Raw Story
If you were paid millions to serve as a political operative, would you restrict your communication to facts only? Now, consider a famous quote often used by the Father of Modern Conservatism: Ronald Reagan. "Facts are pesky things." Facts are not an ally of US conservatism its political parties the GOP and its Libertarian party cousin. The answer to the question. "No, you would serve as Karl Rove serves." 

The second point is a bit personal. Do you believe anything that comes out of Rove's mouth? I realize the answer to the question will reach into your social and political paradigm, but work with me a second. Do you consider Karl Rove a viable bringer of and "carnival barker" of facts? The answer for some of you will be like this; so we understand. You don't want to answer the question because the answer places your political paradigm and thoughts of Rove's messages in that part of your brain that houses aversion or "...don't make me do this."

The Raw Story

Karl Rove shocks Fox News panel by doubling down on Hillary’s ‘brain injury’ (via Raw Story )
Republican strategist Karl Rove stunned Fox News panelists on Sunday when he refused to stop suggesting that Hillary Clinton had a “brain injury” even after his own party had shunned him for the personal attack. On Fox News Sunday, Fox News contributor…


Friday, April 25, 2014

The Daily GOP Ignominious: Bundy's Fifteen Minutes Of Fox News Fame, GOP, Tea Party Darlings (VIDEO)

Fox News Heroes and Right-wing darlings!
Bundy's fifteen minutes of fame; derailed by his love of the camera and his inner racist core.  His fifteen minutes doesn't surprise me in any way. What I find interesting are those who so loved him on Wednesday are now covering their faces and disavowing their hero.

I have posted two previous pieces on Bundy and his opportunist hordes.  For now, I  have posted video segments from MSNBC's Ed Show, Politics Nation, ALL In and Hardball. While their is a bit of redundancy in running the Racist's comments about African-Americans, each host provides perspective important to understanding conservative core of many Americans, its dedicated media and the phoniness of using an authentic American moocher as a hero. It is also important to know Cliven Bundy garnered "narcho-terrorist" from across the full scope of the US to what could have been a gun battle. A battle that literally pictured terrorist hiding as snipers and other anarchist speaking of placing women on the front line to be shot first.

A video gallery, if for now other reason a TPI archive for future use.  

The Ed Show

Politics Nation (poignant remarks from guest Jimmie Williams)


Bundy attempts a backtrack that is straight from the Rick Santorum "BLAH People," I did not say black people" strategy.


Steve Kornacki filling-in for Chris Matthews and guests probe Bundy like few others.  We will leave the MSNBC segments with the Hardball segment.   

Do you see the problem?  

For the person who visited the TPI this morning and left a snarky remark about "Getting their news from FOX News...." Well it is great to be a dedicated and loyal viewer and customer. It is the basis for all business in capitalist nations. But, think for a moment about your comment (left anonymously). The essence of your comment is you are paradigmed to Fox News and the stuff they feed you. And "the stuff " is a far distance from news. Bundy is the perfect example. If you need more do a TPI search using Hannity as your search tag.  Poster, how do Bundy actually leave you?  How do you feel about all of the Fox News opportunist who embraced the racist Bundy and their back-tracking now that his inner core is visible beyond insightful liberal and progressives. There is nothing emanating from Bundy that is a surprise to us. You the other hand have two options. You can feign disgust like Van Sustren. Hannity (Bundy's lover), Doocy (the ultimate of stupid) and all others, or you are by default for the lower option, much like Bundy. In either case I admire your devotion to Fox News. But, it is a far greater person who will simply admit their racism and personal disgust Vs. leaving snide "anonymous' remarks (along with you IP address, yes your IP address is captured when you leave comments).

Back on task! For those of you who want to follow Bundy through his feigning ignorance and "not have a big vocabulary" and for those who want to read how the GOP is dropping Bundy like any mention of the Affordable Care Act. GOP (new found) aversion to Bundy includes disavowing remarks from every mouth-piece who affiliated with the racist anarchist and from Reince Priebus, who watched the BLM Vs.Bundy confrontation in all quietness. Priebus adorned his "Superman suit" and spoke-out once, Bundy revealed himself and the press revealed him as a card carrying member of the GOP. "Click Me link" Surprise, surprise, surprise.......

The complete ignorance of Alex Jones via Media Matters, before the New York Times video surfaced. If you click this link, remember these radio comments took place a few hours before Bundy's underwear was exposed.  The link also has a reference that speaks to the utter ignorance of Bundy and his deep rooted racism. He comment today as follows: "Bundy also defended himself by explaining "there's a black man right in my front yard right now" as part of the militia siding with him against the government."

Does this man not realize that both the slavery laden US South, the racists of the US North and decades of Jim Crow found black men in front yards who harbor views thatr are anti-government?  We have today a few who choose to wear horse blinders regarding the party their profess to love (.e.g., Clarence Thomas, Allen West, Allen Keyes, Herman Cain, that fat guy on FOX New Business Network). Bundy need sot recognize these people as "differentiators' with a life's mission in life is to show whites, they are different than the hordes of African-Americans. 

It is important to note, Bundy pulled a Bill O'Reilly and jumped on the Thursday press conference with the very visible black man figuratively in tow. I suppose the visual was to help with the case he is making about having empathy for black people. I wonder if the back man who accompanied Bundy on the stage can reach back into his ancestry for archives about how his people were better off in slavery. Maybe he has already done so and shared the findings with Bundy, providing impetus for Bundy's racist rant. Of course, we know why the black man visited the stage with Bundy. How many times have you seen video of O'Reilly dragging (for a hefty fee) a person of color onto his set to provide validation and serves as a football game-like "color commentator" (pun intentional) for his twisted and often bigoted opine?
GOP says Bundy "over the pale." Excerpts from CNN link above....
Thursday morning, hours after The New York Times story went viral, the Nevada Democratic Party put out a statement saying "These comments are reprehensible, and every Republican politician in the state of Nevada who tried to latch on to Cliven Bundy's newfound celebrity with TEA Partiers and the militia movement should be ashamed of their actions." 
"Every Republican elected official who risked inciting violence to gain political capital out of Cliven Bundy now owes the people of Nevada an apology for their irresponsible behavior of putting their own political future ahead of the safety of Nevadans," added the Nevada Democrats. 
Some top national Republicans quickly condemned the remarks. 
Sen. Rand Paul, who originally supported Bundy's case, issued a statement Thursday morning decrying Bundy's racial comments.
"His remarks on race are offensive and I wholeheartedly disagree with him," said the Kentucky Republican, who's seriously considering a 2016 presidential run. 
GOP Sen. Dean Heller of Nevada, who earlier called his supporters "patriots", also "completely disagrees with Mr. Bundy's appalling and racist statements, and condemns them in the most strenuous way," according to his spokesperson, Chandler Smith. 
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, who had not previously weighed in on the land dispute, said in a statement that "Bundy's comments are completely beyond the pale. Both highly offensive and 100% wrong on race."
Did you notice the insincerity of the statements? Not one can be attributed to the official who's staff issued the statements.  Wow! 

I plan to explore GOP affinity with slavery in another piece.

So, I will end now with....

" I simply wondered if the Negro was better off in slavery."  Cliven Bundy GOP and Fox News hero former hero. 

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Obama Press Conference And 8 Million ACA Enrollees

Obama's short notice press conference this afternoon came after a meeting with insurance industry interest groups.  The message to those executives. Certainly echoed the message he offered the nation with on the first six minutes of the press conference.

There is no need for additional comment from the TPI.

Washington Post TV


I hope you don't feel you have seen enough. This segment is  must watch: "The Death Spiral." StumbleUpon

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Video Quick Hits: Christe and Limbaugh

 We did not have a good day !

Before we get to our salient points, we offer Both John Boehner and Mitch McConnell must have consulted the GOP Playbook on the unemployed. They both mentioned the "J" (jobs) word yesterday.

Now for the quick hits.

According to AL Sharpton's Politics Nation (and each evening MSNBC News show host) yesterday was simply not a good day for conservative America. Chris Christe's flatulence is showing via a "WaterGate" like "BridgeGate" scandal that has parked well within the purview of his "picnic basket." 

Rush Limbaugh took-on our recent dip to severe cold (Polar Vortex) with typical insane rhetoric developed for low information voters (people).  How can people actually listen to Limbaugh as he refutes a weather phenomenon that drove temperatures well into below average less across 85% of the nation?  Well, the demagogue on Clear Channel's EIB Network has steeped on the toes of a well established and competent weather broadcaster.  Al Roker took Limbaugh to task and he did so very effectively. Roker capped his exposition with a "Stuff It" for Mr. Limbaugh.

First, a 12 minute broadcast about Christe's scandal. The twelve minute segment is spot-on and worth every second.

Even the normal restrained Al Roker could no longer sit idly by while Limbaugh mocked reality. It is actually tragic more public figures do not take the Right-wing mouthpiece to task.

America's conservatives are seriously losing it!

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Larry Klayman's Million Person Protest Fizzled To One Hundred (Maybe)

Re-Blog from
The People For the American Way or People For the American Way Foundation,

"Used with the permission of People For the American Way [or People For the American Way Foundation]."

Larry Klayman Rally To Overthrow Obama Draws Slightly Fewer Than The Millions Expected
SUBMITTED BY Brian Tashman on Tuesday, 11/19/2013 12:00 pm

Larry Klayman predicted that his rally calling for the overthrow of President Obama would draw “millions to occupy Washington D.C.” and that those millions would “occupy parks, sidewalks, public areas” until the president leaves office. In the end, no more than a hundred people showed up for today’s big event.

Nevertheless, Klayman told Tea Party activists that he is still confident that the Reclaim American Now rally will force the president to resign and that grateful Americans will beseech Klayman and his allies to organize a new Continental Congress in Philadelphia.

Below are some of our favorite pictures from the revolution.

1. The millions descend...

2. But don't worry they are "not racists."

3. Stop Obama's Sharia!

4. Yes, yes that is a Confederate flag hat.

5. Judgment is coming here.

6. "George Washington" reads the new Declaration of Independence from Obama.

7. Larry Klayman addresses the masses.

8. "God is behind Larry Klayman."

9. Nobama.

10. They are just asking the question!

See more 


MSNBC, Politics Nation, Al Sharpton

When it comments to racism, bigotry and forms of sedition, nothing takes the place of video (with a bit of commentary).


Friday, October 18, 2013

Fox News Caught Misleading Viewers AGAIN! Why Does This Happen Most With Hannity?

I happened to turn on the Hannity show on Fox News last Friday evening. “Average Americans are feeling the pain of Obamacare and the healthcare overhaul train wreck,” Hannity announced, “and six of them are here tonight to tell us their stories.”  Three married couples were neatly arranged in his studio, the wives seated and the men standing behind them, like game show contestants. Salon's Eric Stern.

Hannity again pulls a complete lie! 
FoxPEN (Fox Propaganda and Entertainment Network) 
Fox News as a propaganda network is nothing new.  Fox News on the Right is at times compared to MSNBC on the Left. The comparison is false equivalence without equal.  Yes both network has its audience of liberals and conservatives in face off camps.  But, Fox, never to be outdone, also appeals to a populace that relishes red meat such they accept any lie broadcast on the network. The latest episode of "derangement feed" comes in the form of a group of business people (small business) who claimed (alleged) to have changed their business model to avoid the "grip" of the dreaded Obamacare.

We are unable to provide a direct link to the segment. MSNBC has changed its video-posting formats and so far direct links seem non-existent. I am also unable to reduce the length of the video as the ability to produce sub-clips appear to be a thing of the past.  

Salon Dot Com broke the story on Fox New lies regarding the people depicted in the segment. We are unable to provide any information from Salon beyond this link.  The piece is as revealing a piece on Roger Ailes's Fox News as I have ever read. 

The Hannity episode places Fox in another universe well beyond false editing of tape with Los Angeles palms tress in a Washington DC segment. The piece appears as staged as a fake game show. It wouldn't have taken much effort by Fox researchers to determine suspect aspects of their guests as credible witnesses against the ACA. Of course, I took the liberty of assuming Fox News has research teams; little evidence exist of such teams.

Once the network turns its air-time over to evening propagandist, what comes across in the various shows as unbelievable (to high information viewers/people). The Obamacare piece embedded above should draw the attention of the FCC.

Is there any wonder so many people voted for the very flawed Romney/Ryan ticket? Forty-Seven percent of 2012 voters voted for Romney/Ryan. Those voters fit the following syllogism like a wet leather glove.

Major premise: Fox News delivers false reporting
Minor premise: Most people get their news from television; Fox is the has the largest  cable news audience
Conclusion:  Most cable news viewers are misinformed by the most watched cable new network 

Former insurance industry executive, Wendell Potter, commented on Politics Nation on GOP misinformation in the form of scare tactics on Obamacare. 

Biased reporting is one thing and a sad reality of television cable news. Outright and consistent manipulation of a viewing audience sheds light on the perpetrating network as that of a propagandist.