Weekend Weasel: Illinois Congressman Mark Kirk (R-RHINO, S-Sellout, P-Phony,…)

Sir Mark Kirk THE SELLOUTA few months ago good friend and Webloggin contributor Megan Fox got into it with a rude staffer from Illinois Republican Mark Kirk’s office. Megan was all up in arms over legitimate concerns about Mr. Kirk’s voting record. She had called into his office to voice her complaint and was met by a staffer that tried to convince her that she was wrong and gave her the cold shoulder after learning that she did not live in Kirk’s 10th district (this kind of treatment will hopefully come to haunt Kirk’s potential Senate bid).

Megan was challenged by a reader to her blog to provide evidence that Kirk was as bad as she said he was after writing about her issues with the flimsy Republican.

Before I detail Megan’s illuminating response let’s consider last night’s sellout by Mr. Kirk and 7 other tax and spend Republicans that voted on the bogus global warming boondoggle, forever known as the Waxman-Malarkey bill. Kirk joined another Illinois sellout in endorsing that legislation as he joined hands with Democrat Debbie Halverson who had at one time stated that Barack Obama could not pressure her into voting for cap-and-trade legislation, (video here), Halverson’s lie exposed here.  (please read all about Halverson at the video link provided.)

Elected weasels like Halverson and Mark Kirk couldn’t get away with this crap without the help of a complicit media. Kirk has used his past experience in the military to chum up to the normally responsible radio talk show hosts Don Wade and Roma at WLS. The wade’s son is a flying ace and up and comer in high places in Washington D.C. Every time Kirk shows up on the morning show the hosts give him a kissy lovefest and an agenda is furthered.

That is why bloggers like Megan are so indispensable because they are not afraid to say what needs to be said; and neither are we. We are not afraid to tell the NRCC NOT ONE MORE RED CENT!! Megan did the job that the friendly media refused to do and exposed Kirk for the sellout phony that he is nearly two months ago! Continue reading

Narcissists in Our Midst

Winning council member Wolf Howling asked the following question about Barack Obama after the President initially failed to dis invite the thuggish Iranian theocracy to attend our coveted 4th of July freedom celebrations.

Is he seriously considering throwing the theocracy a life line over the bodies of the dead protesters so that the regime acquiesces on paper to his major demands? Is he really that amoral, narcissistic and detached from reality?

ObamaIranNedaOf course we know the answer. President Obama is all that and more! Wolf continued his discussion of Obama’s failures in dealing with Iran alongside the many reasons that President Obama should be issuing a different response.

According to WaPo, Obama is trying to “calibrate his comments to the mood of the hour” so as to “preserve the possibility of negotiating directly with the Iranian government over its nuclear program, links to terrorism, Afghanistan and other issues.” Indeed, under this rubric, yesterday, while this bloody theocracy was involved in the beating and murder of its citizenry, Obama’s State Dept. took the opportunity took the opportunity to assure the theocracy that they were still invited to attend 4th of July celebrations. That is not merely immoral, its obscene and so contrary to our interests as to be inexplicable.

And Obama is the person explaining to America that our moral compass is broken because the majority of us believe that its okay to waterboard a terrorist if it will save American lives? Obama’s moral compass is the one broken. There could be no clearer demonstration that Obama sees the world through a reality distorting lens then his response to this protest and his continued reaching out to the butchers of Iran’s theocracy.

The reasons to pressure the theocracy and support these protesters are crystal clear, both as a moral and a practical matter. Morally, who can possibly condone or do business with a regime that uses beatings, arrests, and indiscriminate murder to thwart the will of its people. As a practical matter, leading international pressure on Iran can only help the protesters. It matters not a wit to the theocracy, since they are claiming we are the cause of this uprising anyway . It is a transparent pretext that, with the facts established, can fool no one in or outside of Iran.

Alongside Wolf’s fantastic article we found that Christopher Badeaux’s smack down of Andre Sullivan was the week’s best non-Council expose of Weasel worthy activity.

Perhaps the single, common life goal of every intellectual, pseudo-intellectual, and intellectual aspirant, is to be a true Renaissance man — a genius whose force of will and flexible, dominating intellect allows him to master or nearly master not one or two, but a whole host of related and unrelated fields of study and practice.

Sadly, not everyone can be Leonardo da Vinci or Karol Wojtyla. Or Andrew Sullivan.

That simple sarcastic statement proved to be the launching pad to point out the many instances that Sullivan got his facts wrong on which Sullivan further exacerbated his analytical shortcomings with opinion pieces that were farcical at best, misleading and dangerous at worst. Whether the topic was the supposition that Sarah Palin’s baby Trig was actually her daughter’s child, characterizing religious circumcisions as “male genital mutilation” , his various problems with Catholicism, his gushing thoughts on President Obama’s convention speech or Sullivans anti-Semitic ramblings, Badeaux tears Sullivan apart by simply adding a little context to Sullivan’s words.

Please enjoy all of this weeks winning entries:

Council Winners

Non-Council Winners

When Presidents Tell Yarns: A Culture of Deceit

Consider the following as you contemplate the scene this week where the jovial White House press corps laughed away serious questions about Iran and the impending doomsday scenario with the Democrat health care plan.

Mein Kampf contains the blueprint of later Nazi propaganda efforts. Assessing his audience, Hitler writes in chapter IV:

“Propaganda must always address itself to the broad masses of the people. (…) All propaganda must be presented in a popular form and must fix its intellectual level so as not to be above the heads of the least intellectual of those to whom it is directed. (…) The art of propaganda consists precisely in being able to awaken the imagination of the public through an appeal to their feelings, in finding the appropriate psychological form that will arrest the attention and appeal to the hearts of the national masses. The broad masses of the people are not made up of diplomats or professors of public jurisprudence nor simply of persons who are able to form reasoned judgment in given cases, but a vacillating crowd of human children who are constantly wavering between one idea and another. (…) The great majority of a nation is so feminine in its character and outlook that its thought and conduct are ruled by sentiment rather than by sober reasoning. This sentiment, however, is not complex, but simple and consistent. It is not highly differentiated, but has only the negative and positive notions of love and hatred, right and wrong, truth and falsehood.”[5]

As to the methods to be employed, he explains:

Propaganda must not investigate the truth objectively and, in so far as it is favourable to the other side, present it according to the theoretical rules of justice; yet it must present only that aspect of the truth which is favourable to its own side. (…) The receptive powers of the masses are very restricted, and their understanding is feeble. On the other hand, they quickly forget. Such being the case, all effective propaganda must be confined to a few bare essentials and those must be expressed as far as possible in stereotyped formulas. These slogans should be persistently repeated until the very last individual has come to grasp the idea that has been put forward. (…) Every change that is made in the subject of a propagandist message must always emphasize the same conclusion. The leading slogan must of course be illustrated in many ways and from several angles, but in the end one must always return to the assertion of the same formula.”

Fast forward to the June 22nd presser where President Obama needed to provide damage control for his lack of initial response to the Iranian crisis over the stolen election. The White House solution could have been modeled from Mein Kampf as Obama answered a staged question on Iran via a hand picked blogger from the Huffington Post which is apparently the latest (but not solitary) propaganda arm of the Obama White House.

This is an embarrassment, an outrage and a national tragedy because we as a nation allow it to happen. Staged questions in front of the White House press corps could not occur unless there was a complicit media seeking to advance the President’s agenda. Thus we have a colossal deceit on multiple fronts as demonstrated in the same press conference by the fake laughing in response to a question from serious professional reporter Jake Tapper. (listen about 19 seconds into the following video):

Yet the President continues to mislead and the mainstream media laps it up because they are all on the same side. The evidence is clear, whether they are spinning about the steamrolling Waxman-Markey cap and trade bill or the proposed Universal Health Care plan, the White House, Democrats and the media are all working together to mislead the American public. They must be exposed.

Helping to expose the President on this and other world events is the Watcher’s Council that submitted the following for consideration as the week’s best article exposing the week’s biggest weasels.

Council Submissions

Non-Council Submissions

From AmeriCrooks to Ballot Stuffing

This week’s winners in our weekly contest cover two very important topics with regard to freedom, liberty and the right to live without doing so from under the cloud of a corrupt government.

Winning Council Member Wolf Howling discusses the situation in Iran within the context of three main influences :

  1. How a Democratic Iraq influences the IRanian people
  2. Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri’s role while on house arrest in adding legitimacy to the protesters by noting that the actions of the military and police will be judged by God.
  3. The willingness of the State Department and the Obama administration to delicately support regime change,

That last bit about Montazeri weighing in could become critical. Let me explain why. The theocracy imposed on Iran under Khomeini’s theory of the velyat-e-faqi violates over a millenia of Shia apolitical tradition. That tradition holds that there should be separation between mosque and state. Moreover, the theocracy is widely viewed as wholly corrupt, with the wealthiest people in Iran today being clerics. All of this is brought into stark relief by the secular democracy next door in Iraq. And lastly, the Supreme Guide, Grand Ayatollah Khameini lacks religious legitimacy. He isn’t a real Grand Ayatollah.

Make sure to read all of Wolf’s article to understand exactly why the council chose him as the representative voice as the number one council based Weasel Watcher this week.

On the non-Council side I am happy to report that my entry pulled into the top spot! Michelle Malkin did what she does best by informing her readers about the deep corruption and thuggery of the Obama administration with regard to it’s firing of the politically independent Inspector General Gerald Walpin after he blew the whistle on the squandering of taxpayer subsidized funds to a community organizing group called AmericCorps. The Obama administration tried to pull a fast one here. It was soon discovered that the groups squandering the funds were left wing organizations and political contributors to the Obama administration including Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson whose non-profit organization St. HOPE Academy received hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal grants from AmeriCorps; part of which had to be paid back by agreement.

Complicating the matter was the involvement of Michelle Obama who just happened to run an AmericCorps funded non-profit in the late 90’s called Public Allies. This particular non-profit was found to have violated basic eligibility and compliance rules in a 2007 audit. Big surprise.

Not only did the Obama administration seem to be acting politically in the firing of the Inspector General but the reasons they gave for the firing even raised the eyebrows of some Democrats. The IG’s post is supposed to be insulated from the kind of political hit job being waged on it by the Obama administration and the reasons for firing are required to be  sound, conclusive and NOT political in nature. Instead the administration simply said they lost confidence with him. After reason number one fell flat the administration proceeded to conduct a public smear job. This is political thuggery at its best.

Walpin however is fighting back and Michelle Malkin is connecting the dots.

Congratulations to all our entrants!

Winning Council Submissions

Winning Non-Council Submissions

Agitator and Agitprop in Chief

Today’s article is a very difficult one to write. As a rule I do not write about subjects that could inadvertently promote one of the weekly contest submissions over any other. This is my dilemma. So much is happening this week that I find my passion spread over every topic submitted.

One thing is certain however, each topic in the list of submissions essentially has two things in common, Barack Obama, and a corrupt media. One that needs oversight and the other failing to provide that oversight and insight necessary to adequately educate the people they seek to inform influence.

Regardless of the topic you will usually find that Barack Obama is at the root of the problem, not as some sort of problem solver but as an antagonist or an agitprop (whatever it takes to get the agenda accomplished). Whether it is the Obama administration’s missteps on Iran by failing to support democracy and liberty over tyranny and oppression, the illegal firing and subsequent smear campaign against former AmeriCorps inspector general Gerald Walpin or the further degeneration of the mainstream media as ABC teams up with the White House to promote the Democrats plan to get their hands on the Health Care industry and all the dollars that go with it, Barack Obama is a central figure in each of these problems.

So today I leave you with the following submissions that further expand on these and other topics that are near and dear to each and every citizen that is underneath the ever reaching hand of Barack Obama and the Democrats in Congress.

Council Submissions

Non-Council Submissions

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Update: This article has been updated to fix some typos and correct an invalid link.