Bill Gates or Al Franken? Who knows more about Jobs?

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<p><span style=This week’s Franken’s Friday Fail comes once again from the Facebook page of one Al Franken. 

It’s a Facebook post promoting a petition to raise the minimum wage. In the post, Franken argues that such a move would “give our economy a shot in the arm.” 

Well, as you know, Al Franken and Barack Obama have spent the last six years tampering with the free market, and just look where that’s gotten us: record unemployment, massive numbers leaving the work force altogether, and ObamaCare wreaking havoc with the finest health care system in the world. 

I’d also refer you to an 
interview Microsoft founder Bill Gates — someone who knows a thing or two about job creation — gave earlier this year in which he makes mince-meat of Franken’s minimum wage argument. Gates said: 

“You have to be a bit careful: If you raise the minimum wage, you’re encouraging labor substitution and you’re going to go buy machines and automate things — or cause jobs to appear outside of that jurisdiction. And so within certain limits, you know, it does cause job destruction. If you really start pushing it, then you’re just making a huge trade-off.” 

Franken’s Friday Fail is that he’d rather keep his spot as Obama’s #1 cheerleader in the Senate than open his eyes to the truth that leftist redistribution schemes just don’t work. 

Sorry, Al — I’m sticking with Bill Gates and basic math on this one. 

P.S. Barack Obama and Al Franken are up to their old class warfare tactics to divide the electorate again this year. This time they’re pushing to increase the minimum wage and decrease the “pay gap” for women. 

But, according to a recent American Enterprise Institute report, female staffers in Obama’s White House earn only $0.88 on the dollar compared to men. And, a quick numbers crunch on the site Legistorm reveals the median salary for women in Al Franken’s Senate office is $1,408.08 less than for men. Just saying. 

You Might Be a Liberal If You…

And Especially If…

…still have an “Obama 2012″ bumper sticker on your car — right next to your “Obama 2008″ bumper sticker.

…believe that achieving a record low percentage of Americans working, and record high percentage of Americans on food stamps and other “public assistance,” are indicators of a successful economic recovery model.

…feel that voter fraud is a form of “social justice.”

…are certain that any criticism of Obama is rooted in racism.

…believe Bill Maher and Jon Stewart are “journalists,” and everything on MTV and in the New York Times is “journalism.”

…look like “a deer in the headlights” if anyone mentions our Constitution because that is just “right-wing rhetoric.”

… rail against racial discrimination but staunchly support Affirmative Action.

…feel the grassroots Tea Party Movement is a collection of ignorant racists, but the “Occupy Wall Street” movement is a coalition of thoughtful and principled reformers.

…believe CNN and The New York Times are objective, but Fox News and The Wall Street Journal are biased.

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…feel George Soros is a benevolent patriarch but the Koch brothers are evil incarnate.

…support redistribution of wealth, as long as it’s not your wealth.

…use hash tags like #hatewhitey, #taxtherich and #hateTEA on Twitter.

…believe that our Constitution is “living” but unborn children are not.

…are tolerant of diverse opinions as long as they do not divert from your own.

…want the government out of our bedrooms unless they’re providing free birth control and abortions.

…feel people who are opposed to the redefinition of marriage, as Barack Obama was when elected, are bigots.

…feel the free market is where one goes to collect government handouts.

…have no idea that Franklin Roosevelt’s “principle on taxation” was plagiarized from Karl Marx.

…still refer to Stalin as “Uncle Joe.”

…believe that Che Guevara is a saint.

…know more than one vegan.

…oppose the death penalty for the most heinous of convicted criminals, while supporting the death penalty for the most innocent of unborn children.

…believe the only absolute in life is a brand of vodka.

 

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…have joined Al Gore’s cult of earth worshippers and feel “global warming” is all manmade.

…believe Oprah should be Obama’s running mate in his third term.

…believe the phrase “separation of Church and State” is in the Constitution.

…reject the “paper or plastic” question because you’re “bi-sacksual.”

…feel that an open border with Mexico will provide you job security.

…believe jihadist Muslims are misunderstood peaceniks but Christians are cutthroat terrorists.

…protest against state censorship unless it’s directed at anything “conservative.”

…feel it’s OK to require drug tests to keep a job but racist to require drug tests for welfare recipients.

…feel it’s OK to mandate IDs to withdraw your own money from your own bank while it’s racist to require IDs to vote.

…believe that making a “gun-like finger gesture” in elementary school is cause for expulsion while body guards for leftists should be armed to the teeth.

…believe that parents should provide permission slips for middle-school field trips but not abortion referrals.

…believe that “clinging to guns and religion” is subversive anti-American behavior.

…believe that “the right to keep and bear arms” is an obstacle to Liberty rather than its best insurance policy, that “a well regulated militia” refers to the National Guard, and that “arms” refers only to shotguns and hunting rifles.

…feel Bradley Manning and Edward Snowden are heroes for stealing millions of classified documents and making them available to Russia and China.

…trust that Obama’s IRS enemies list is fully justified.

…believe that altering the “Benghazi talking points” is an Italian automaker’s revised marketing plan.

…believe Bill Clinton is the best spokesperson for the Democrats.

…don’t have a problem with a twice-elected mixed-race president who spews racist and classist rhetoric while living as the wealthiest of one-percenters.

…feel the primary objective of ObamaCare is to provide “affordable health care” to the uninsured.

…didn’t know there are now 20 million more uninsured Americans now than when Obama took office.

…believe Barack Hussein Obama is trustworthy.

And finally, you are definitely a liberal if you don’t take issue with any of the statements listed above.

Media BiASS: The Wasteland That is Today’s ‘News’!

CBS’s Pelley Glowingly Wonders How the Pope ‘Inspired’ Obama; Omits Religious Liberty Spat

Friday’s CBS Evening News featured a previously unaired portion of Scott Pelley’s softball interview of President Obama on his recent meeting with Pope Francis. The Vatican noted on Thursday that “there was a discussion on questions of particular relevance for the Church…such as the exercise of the rights to religious freedom, life and conscientious objection” – a reference to the Catholic Church’s objection to ObamaCare’s abortifacient/contraception mandate. But instead of asking about this discussion, Pelley gave the President the kid glove treatment, and wondered how the encounter affected the liberal politician: “What did the Pope say to you in that meeting that inspired you?”

Washington Post’s David Ignatius Cheers On Obama ‘Trying To Understand’ the Way Putin Sees the World

Appearing on CBS’s Face the Nation on Sunday, the Washington Post’s David Ignatius did his best to shill for President Obama following the President’s interview with CBS’s Scott Pelley. Following a clip of Obama relating how Putin sees the world — “I think he’s been willing to show a deeply held grievance about what he considers to be the loss of the Soviet Union” — the veteran Post reporter and columnist opined to host Bob Schieffer: “President Obama I thought was trying to do something that I just heard Henry Kissinger at a private gathering at Yale say, which is that it’s crucial for statesmen to try to see the world as their adversaries see it. And in that comment about the deeply held grievance that motivates Putin, I thought Obama was trying to do that.” Ignatius doubled-down in his defense of Obama and lectured that “ff Putin watched it he would say here is an American President who’s at least trying to understand the way I see the world.”

 

Networks Ignore Ultra-Low Support for ObamaCare; CBS Hypes ‘Surging’ Website Visits

Friday’s CBS Evening News picked up where the Big Three morning shows left off earlier in the day and trumpeted how “visitors have been surging to [HealthCare.gov] – about one-and-half million a day.” Scott Pelley did give a bit of slightly bad news during his 16-second news brief, noting that “today, the ObamaCare website was taken down for about 20 minutes, to fix a problem that affected log-ins.” However, the CBS evening newscast, along with Friday’s NBC Nightly News and ABC’s World News, glossed over the latest Associated Press poll, which found record-high disapproval of the controversial law: “[S]upport for President Barack Obama’s health care law is languishing at its lowest level since passage of the landmark legislation four years ago…26 percent of Americans support the Affordable Care Act.” This omission continues a nearly three-month-long trend by the Big Three networks to paper over bad news about ObamaCare.

Networks Cheer ObamaCare ‘Sign-Up Surge’ as ‘Milestone,’ Ignore Lack of Young Enrollees

On Thursday evening and Friday morning, ABC, NBC, and CBS all touted a “surge” in sign-ups for ObamaCare ahead of Monday’s March 31 deadline. What none of the networks mentioned was that the percentage of young, healthy enrollees was still short of the minimum necessary to sustain the health care law. On ABC’s World News on Thursday, anchor Diane Sawyer hailed the enrollment numbers as an “achievement” for President Obama as she proclaimed: “ObamaCare has hit a new milestone. More than 6 million people have now signed up. That’s almost the original goal of 7 million. They have seen a surge in this final sprint before the deadline on March 31st…”

CBS Frets Over ‘Tough’ Abortion Law Being Upheld, Skips What Ruling Actually Means

While the CBS Evening News on Thursday and Good Morning America on Friday allowed mere seconds to explain a court ruling upholding “tough” “new abortion restrictions” in Texas, only Fox News fully detailed what the decision and law actually do. Evening News guest anchor Sharyn Alfonsi briefly informed, “A federal appeals court today upheld Texas’ new abortion restrictions, among the toughest in the nation. Many abortion clinics have closed since the law was passed.” On Friday’s GMA, Amy Robach did a little better, noting, “The law requires abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and then restricts the availability of abortion-inducing drugs.” But GMA offered a mere 18 seconds and CBS a scant 15 seconds. In contrast, Fox and Friends covered the story three times. Plus, Fox and Friends First co-host Heather Childers described it as “a win for pro-lifers in Texas.”

Big Three Blackout: No Mention of Issa Threatening Contempt Charges for IRS Chief

On Wednesday, Fox News reported that House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa threatened to hold the IRS commissioner in contempt of Congress if he didn’t hand over emails from Lois Lerner and other IRS officials. So far none of the Big Three (ABC, CBS, NBC) network evening or morning shows have mentioned the latest development in the ongoing investigation of the IRS targeting Tea Party groups.

Networks Hail Bush 41 Getting ‘Profile in Courage’ Award for Hiking Taxes

All three network evening newscasts on Thursday found time to cheer the JFK Library Foundation announcing former President George H. W. Bush would the 2014 recipient of its annual Profile in Courage award. So what specific accomplishment did the organization cite from the Republican’s decades of public service? His decision to hike taxes in 1990 that cost him re-election and paved the way for Bill Clinton to become president. On NBC Nightly News, fill-in anchor Lester Holt proclaimed: “Bush had famously said, ‘Read my lips. No new taxes.’ His decision to break that promise not only took courage, as the award says, it also may have cost him re-election.”

Piers Morgan Uses Swan Song to Call for the Disarmament of U.S. Citizens

Piers Morgan got in one last word in favor of gun control during the final episode of his CNN program on Friday, and called for the complete disarmament of the American citizenry: “As my brother, a British army colonel, says, ‘You always want an American next to you in a trench when the going gets tough.’ But that’s where, I think, guns belong…in the hands of highly-trained men and women fighting for democracy and freedom, not in the hands of civilians.” Morgan blasted the NRA by name and politicians for standing in the way of his pet cause: “The gun lobby in America, lead by the NRA, has bullied this nation’s politicians into cowardly, supine silence.”

Media BiASS: No News, No Journalism….Just Crap…

Networks Hype Obama’s ‘Special Bond’ With the Pope, Downplay Disagreements

Thursday’s network morning shows tripped over themselves in their rush to fawn over President Obama meeting Pope Francis for the first time at the Vatican. At the top of ABC’s Good Morning America, co-host Robin Roberts touted how the President “feels a special bond with the Pontiff.” On NBC’s Today, chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd spoke of an “ideological comfort level” between the two leaders, while on CBS This Morning, White House correspondent Major Garrett described their “genuine connection.” While ABC, NBC, and CBS provided a combined 14 minutes 30 seconds of coverage to the papal meeting on Thursday, only 2 minutes 21 seconds of that air time referred to the fundamental disagreements between Obama and the Pope on a host of issues. Instead, the morning broadcasts chose to play up the “common ground” between the two men on issues of “income inequality” and “social justice.”

NBC and CBS Hope Pontiff’s Popularity Rubs Off On Obama

During coverage of President’s Obama meeting with Pope Francis on Thursday, both NBC’s Today and CBS This Morning hoped the papal visit would boost the commander-in-chief’s sinking poll numbers. Today co-host Matt Lauer wondered: “The Pope, enormously popular….Is there something in just rubbing elbows with the Pope for President Obama?”  Chief White House correspondent Chuck Todd observed: “I think that the President, particularly right now where his own approval ratings are not so hot, just being seen with the Pope, particularly in some places where there are a lot of Catholic voters in the United States, it’s not gonna hurt. So, yes, I think the White House sees this as a potential political up side.”

ABC Touts ‘Bond’ Between Obama and Pope; Forgets the Administration’s Birth Control Mandate

All the networks gave positive coverage on Thursday evening to President Obama’s meeting with Pope Francis, but ABC left out the elephant in the room, the massive conflict between the Obama administration and the U.S. Catholic Bishops over the birth control mandate. Each network reported a happy meeting; both ABC and NBC called it “historic.” All the networks highlighted the consensus between the two men on fighting poverty, as ABC noted a “bond” between the two men. “While the two men don’t see eye-to-eye on social issues like abortion and gay marriage, they have clearly formed a bond in other areas, especially in seeing fighting poverty as a moral responsibility,” ABC’s Jonathan Karl reported. However, ABC skipped the conflict between Obama and the American Catholic Bishops that at least CBS and NBC reported.

NYT Compares Obama to the Pope: Each ‘Burst’ Forth ‘as a History-Making Change Agent’

New York Times journalists Jim Yardley and Michael Shear on Thursday compared Barack Obama to Pope Francis. According to the writers, the pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage Barack Obama and the pro-life, anti-gay marriage religious leader have a lot in common. Yardley and Shear connected “an Argentine pope and an American president who each burst onto the global scene as a history-making change agent.” They insisted that each arrived “promising to promote a new post-partisan ethos, each having made the cover of Rolling Stone.”

ABC, CNN, MSNBC, PBS All Skip Political ID for ‘Shocking’ Corruption By Democratic Mayor

ABC, CNN, MSNBC and PBS on Wednesday and Thursday all covered the “shocking” corruption involving the Democratic mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina. Yet, while talking about the tens of thousands of dollars in bribes he sought, none of these networks identified Patrick Cannon’s political party. Only a Fox News host referred to him as a Democrat. On ABC’s Good Morning America, Amy Robach asserted, “Well, the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina has resigned after being arrested during an FBI sting.” On CNN’s New Day, Christine Romans informed that undercover FBI agents “got the mayor to take almost $50,000 in bribes in exchange for favorable treatment by the city.” In contrast, Fox News Jamie Colby revealed, “There’s another Democrat in trouble over accusations of corruption.”

NBC’s Lauer Jokes Nancy Pelosi Needs ‘Food Taster’ for Birthday Gift from John Boehner

On Thursday’s NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer couldn’t resist mocking a nice gesture from House Speaker John Boehner to Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. News reader Tamron Hall explained: “…the House Speaker knows that his Democratic counterpart Nancy Pelosi just loves chocolate. So, for her 74th birthday on Wednesday he gave her something sweet, pints of chocolate gelato.”  Moments later, Lauer remarked: “If there’s ever a need for a food taster, that would be it right there.” After a chorus of “ohs” from his fellow hosts, he added: “I’m kidding.

Bye-Bye Piers! A Top 10 Countdown of the Soon-to-Be Ex-CNN Host’s Most Outrageous Outburst

The following is a countdown the of Top 10 Most Obnoxious Piers Morgan quotes:

10. Barack Obama, the “Perfect Physical Specimen”

“Chris Christie, is his weight a genuine issue for the American people after a fit athletic president who turned out to be not quite what people thought?…After the perfect Barack Obama — who’s a perfect physical specimen to many people’s eyes — does it matter?”
— CNN host Piers Morgan talking to crisis management expert Judy Smith on Piers Morgan Live, December 1, 2013.

9. Morgan Slams Limbaugh Yet Laughs at Maher’s Vulgarity

“Limbaugh’s disgusting comments are the work of an archaic old dinosaur living in a warped, ugly swamp, who thinks it’s okay to degrade decent young women for sport and ratings. Well, it isn’t. Shame on you, Rush Limbaugh.”
— CNN’s Piers Morgan wrapping up his Piers Morgan Tonight, March 2, 2012.

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Host Piers Morgan: “If you had a choice, gun to your head, which one is it? Palin or Bachmann?”
HBO Real Time host Bill Maher: “I would need a gun to my head. I hope Sarah Palin gets in so that they split the MILF vote.” [both laugh] …
Morgan: “May you remain gloriously uncensored on HBO….Love the show.”
— CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, July 11, 2011. MILF is an acronym for a “Mother I’d Like to F—”

8. Post-Partisan Obama vs. “Express Train of Bile”

“Obama, to be fair to him, when he came in to power, he said ‘Look, I’m going to try to change all of this partisan crap that’s going on. I’m going to try and do it a better way.’ What he’s found is he can’t at the moment. I mean, it’s like he’s up against this express train of bile, and he can’t get anything done.”
— CNN’s Piers Morgan to comedian Lewis Black on Piers Morgan Tonight, Sept. 28, 2011.

7. Fawning Over the Dictator of Love…

Host Piers Morgan: “How many times in your life, Mr. President, have you been properly in love?”
Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (via translator): “I’m in love with all of humanity. I love all human beings.”
Morgan: “That might be the best answer I’ve ever heard to that question.”
— CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, September 24, 2012.

6. Morgan Savages “Unbelievably Stupid” Gun Rights Advocate

Gun Owners of America executive director Larry Pratt: “I honestly don’t understand why you would rather have people be victims of a crime than be able to defend themselves. It’s incomprehensible.”
CNN host Piers Morgan: “You’re an unbelievably stupid man, aren’t you?…You have absolutely no coherent argument whatsoever….You don’t give a damn, do you, about the gun murder rate in America?…I know why sales of these weapons have been soaring in the last few days. It’s down to idiots like you. Mr. Pratt….You are a dangerous man espousing dangerous nonsense. And you shame your country.
— From the imported British host’s anti-gun tirade on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, December 18, 2012.

5. “A Lot of Things Are Just Perfect About Barack Obama”

“When you watch the President like that, I always feel he’s got so many pluses, doesn’t he? In a sense, he’s personable, he’s handsome, he can be funny. You know, abroad he has this great image for America. A lot of things are just perfect about Barack Obama.”
— Host Piers Morgan to Obama strategist David Axelrod on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, December 5, 2011.

4. British Host Belittles Constitution: Your “Little Book”

Host Piers Morgan: “The way that the NRA through the ’80s and ’90s and this last decade have deliberately tried to frame this as a left-wing attack on the American Constitution and the Second Amendment — it’s exactly what you’ve tried to do. You come in, you brandish your little book [holds up book] as if I don’t know what’s in that-”
Author Ben Shapiro: “My little book? That’s the Constitution of the United States.”
— Exchange on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, January 10, 2013.

3. Morgan Smears: “You Know Elements of the Tea Party Are Racist”

“I’ve had a lot of guests on recently getting very hot under the collar about the Tea Party….black Americans, leading black Americans who say the Tea Party is racist. And I know that your fairly humorous response is to say, ‘I looked in the mirror and I appear to be a black man, and I’m in the Tea Party,’ which I get and you’re perfectly entitled to say that. But you all know there are elements of the Tea Party who are racist. It’s a trade secret. How do you deal with that as a black man who is now leading the Tea Party charge?”
— Host Piers Morgan to GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, October 19, 2011.

2. Morgan Deplores America’s “Gun Culture”

Host Piers Morgan: “Do you think that the gun debate will ever change in the way that the drunk-driving debate changed in the ’70s, the civil rights debate changed from the ’60s onwards? Do you think it’s one of those things that in the end, it will change?”…
Panelist Margaret Hoover: “You and I both know that there’s a culture in the United States, a gun-owning culture. And it is the difference between rural and urban, coastal and the middle of the country-”
Morgan: “There was a racist culture, there was a drunk-driving culture…”
Liberal panelist Mark Lamont Hill: “A Southern gun owner is not like a Klan member. I mean, come on.”
— CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, May 30, 2013.

1. Tea Partiers Not Bright, Like Hitler’s Mobs?

Host Piers Morgan: “Where is the similar mob to Mussolini’s and Hitler’s in the modern democratic era?…The Tea Party?”
Ann Coulter: “No. No, no, no.”
Morgan: “The nearest thing to it in America?”

Morgan: “Are you wild about them?…The Tea Party?”…
Coulter: “Oh, yeah, I love them.”
Morgan: “See, I don’t really get that….I don’t get that because you’re a smart cookie.”
Coulter: “So are the Tea Partiers!”
Morgan: “What do people think about you? You’re intelligent. You live a provocative life.”
Coulter: “I believe you’re insulting the Tea Partiers.”
Morgan: “Well, they’re not among the brightest of spellers, are they?”
— CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, June 7, 2011.

Media BiASS: Braying Jackasses for Obama and His Minions…

Blackout: Broadcast Networks Ignore GOP Bellwether Victory Against ObamaCare

After a Republican won a bellweather congressional election in Florida on Tuesday night, the broadcast networks made no mention of it on Wednesday evening, not even the CBS Evening News where, the night before, correspondent Nancy Cordes had made it clear the race had serious implications: “Both parties see this race as a referendum on the President’s health care law.” The Wednesday blackout came after the three networks gave a pittance of coverage to the victory on Wednesday morning. In addition, the NBC Nightly News on Wednesday refused to cover its own poll showing President Obama’s approval rating at an all-time low.

Networks Minimize Bad News for Dems, Tout Obama Shopping at the Gap

On Wednesday, the network morning shows gave a combined 53 seconds of air time to Democrats losing a bellwether congressional election in Florida and just 37 seconds to bad poll numbers for President Obama. Meanwhile, Obama shopping at the Gap and pushing regulations to force businesses to pay employees overtime wages got 3 minutes and 36 seconds of coverage.  On NBC’s Today, co-host Savannah Guthrie gushed: “You’re at the Gap, you’re trying to decide between the cranberry or maybe the indigo t-shirt, you look over and who is sizing up the same items but the leader of the free world….It happened to a store full of shoppers here in New York on Tuesday, President Obama popped in.”

CNN’s Cuomo Revolted By ‘Price is Right’ Music at GOP Rally; Omits Bob Barker Backed Candidate

On Wednesday’s New Day, CNN’s Chris Cuomo played up how Florida Republican David Jolly’s campaign played The Price is Right theme music at his victory rally on Tuesday, and remarked that its use was somehow a perfect sign of the influence of big money in political races: “What a metaphor for what politics has become – that they are playing the theme song of The Price is Right when they celebrate a victory, because it’s about the money! It makes me sick.” What Cuomo didn’t realize is that the former host of The Price is Right, Bob Barker, endorsed Jolly.

CBS Hypes That Millions ‘Stand to Benefit’ from Obama’s Attempt to Bypass Congress on Overtime Wages

CBS was the only network on Wednesday evening to report President Obama’s plan to bypass Congress and force businesses to pay management employees extra for overtime work. NBC and ABC both ignored the news. Yet CBS reported the news in a positive manner, noting how “an estimated 10 million workers stand to benefit from the President’s plan.” White House correspondent Major Garrett said it was “part of President Obama’s push to reduce income inequality.”

Uncritical CBS Continues to Gush Over Obama’s Fake Interview: ‘Bravo to the President!’

The journalists at CBS This Morning on Wednesday swooned over Barack Obama’s fake interview with an internet chat show host/actor. Offering almost no criticism of the viral video designed to boost ObamaCare enrollment, co-anchor Gayle King lauded, “Humor works. Bravo to Zach [Galifanakis] and bravo to the President!” In a follow-up interview with senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett, King enthused over the Funny or Die video: “It’s certainly gone viral, which I would think you guys are doing the hula over there.” Jarrett assured her that “we are.” The Democratic strategist then shifted into full-commercial mode and told the hosts: “Everyone who is watching your show, go on the website today. HealthCare.gov. It’s working just fine.”

GOA Helping to Neuter Obama’s Gun Control Agenda

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GOA Helping to Neuter Obama’s Gun Control Agenda

Gun rights advancing, despite adversity

“GOA was the first group to jump in and help with my legal expenses. They really made a difference.” — Connecticut gun owner (and state senate candidate) Walter Reddy, thanking GOA’s Larry Pratt for helping him to get his guns returned from overzealous prosecutors

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There’s been a lot going on around the country, and Gun Owners of America has been at the center of much of it. We thank our grassroots for their involvement in these efforts and for taking action on our alerts.

While this alert will show where we stand right now, please make sure you see the ACTION ITEM at the bottom.

NULLIFICATION BILLS ADVANCE NATIONWIDE

Gun Owners of America has been working with legislators in several states to prohibit state and local officials from enforcing Barack Obama’s gun control agenda.

Go here to read more about these efforts — and to see what you can do to add your voice in opposition to the recent anti-gun regulations promulgated by Health and Human Services.

ANTI-GUNNER BLOCKED IN HIS QUEST FOR ASSISTANT ATTORNEY GENERAL

Despite the fact that the Senate blew up its own rules in order to destroy the filibuster, anti-gunners were not able on Wednesday to trot out the 50 votes needed to break a filibuster of the nomination of Debo Adegbile to be Assistant Attorney General.

You can go here to read more about this vote.
And here to see how your Senators voted.

WILL CT ARREST 300,000 GUNNIES & CONFISCATE THEIR GUNS?

An amazing example of civil disobedience is occurring in the state of Connecticut, but the national media is hardly talking about it.

Go here to read more about this story and to see what GOA is doing in the state.

OBAMA/HOLDER NICS CHANGES TO IMPACT GUN OWNERS

The big story this week relates to Eric Holder’s justice department, which will shortly announce NICS changes that would result in the permanent seizure of large numbers of firearms by executive fiat — and make it harder for gun owners to get their seized firearms back.

Regularly, GOA receives pleas from members who have had guns seized by police, both legally and illegally. The common thread is that law enforcement is seldom cooperative in returning the firearms.

Sometimes police challenge the gun owners to “sue us.” And when there is a form and a procedure, authorities frequently ignore deadlines to respond.

Under Obama’s proposed changes, most gun owners with seized guns would have to go through a new NICS check. Since 8% of NICS checks produce “yellow” responses — and 95% of these are false negatives — you can be sure that few of these 8% are ever going to get their seized guns back.

In addition, Obama would create a centralized computerized registry of veterans and others who failed background checks.

Gun Owners of America will ask Congress to defund these lawless and unconstitutional actions.

ACTION: Contact the three key players in the House Appropriations Subcommittee, who have the power to include legislation to “defund” Obama’s anti-gun Executive Actions in the appropriations bills that will be moving over the next few weeks.

Those three key players are Frank Wolf (R-VA), Robert Aderholt (R-AL) and Andy Harris (R-MD). Those who live in these districts, can contact them by cutting-and-pasting the letter below and using their webforms. Those who live outside of the districts can contact them by fax or phone.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Rep. Frank Wolf, Chairman of the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee

* Webform: https://wolf.house.gov/contact/email-me#.UxjBhqYo6vE

* Phone: (202)225-5136

* Fax: (202)225-0437

Rep. Aderholt, Vice-Chairman of the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee

* Webform: http://aderholt.house.gov/email-me2/

* Phone: (202)225-4876

* Fax: (202)225-5587

Rep. Harris, the most actively pro-gun member of the subcommittee

* Webform: https://harris.house.gov/contact-me/email-me

* Phone: (202)225-5311

* Fax: (202)225-0254

—– Pre-written letters to Reps. Wolfe, Aderholt & Harris —–

Dear

I urge you to include legislation to “defund” Obama’s anti-gun Executive Actions in the appropriations bills that will be moving over the next few weeks.

Eric Holder’s justice department will shortly announce NICS changes that would result in the permanent seizure of large numbers of firearms by executive fiat — and make it harder for gun owners to get their seized firearms back.

Regularly, Gun Owners of America receives pleas from its members who have had guns seized by police, both legally and illegally. The common thread is that law enforcement is seldom cooperative in returning the firearms.

Sometimes police challenge the gun owners to “sue us.” And when there is a form and a procedure, authorities frequently ignore deadlines to respond.

Under Obama’s proposed changes, most gun owners with seized guns would have to go through a new NICS check. Since 8% of NICS checks produce “yellow” responses — and 95% of these are false negatives — you can be sure that few of these 8% are ever going to get their seized guns back.

In addition, Obama’s unilateral actions would create a centralized computerized registry of veterans and others who failed background checks.

So please make sure that upcoming appropriations legislation contains language to “defund” Obama’s Executive Actions.

Sincerely,

Anti-Gun Doctor Poised for Confirmation as Surgeon General

Gun Owners of America

Anti-Gun Doctor Poised for Confirmation as Surgeon General
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On Thursday, the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pension(acronym: HELP!) Committee approved the nomination of anti-gun doctor Vivek Murthy to be Surgeon General of the United States.

Like most of Obama’s nominees, Murthy’s primary “credential” is his rabid support for Barack Obama during the presidential election. As such, the office of Surgeon General — once an honor given to physicians who have distinguished themselves in their field — has now become nothing more than electoral “payback” to a political hack.

And make no mistake about it: Murthy gives the term “hack” a bad name.

Head of Doctors for Obama, Murthy dutifully changed the name to “Doctors for America” just as other Obama house organs were making similar changes. After the shooting in Newtown, Murthy’s group authored an open letter to Obama that urged restrictions on gun rights in the name of the medical profession, stating:

It’s time for common sense gun rules like background checks and banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, as well as a comprehensive plan to address gun violence including ensuring funding for research and data-collection on gun violence and ensuring that health care providers can ask patients about gun ownership in order to counsel them appropriately about safety measures.”

This would put Murthy to the Left of Obama’s public position on gun control.

Murthy’s internet communications reflect a similar hatred for the Second Amendment. The Twitter feed of @vivek_murthy reads, in part:

1. Vivek Murthy @vivek_murthy Apr 21
“Signs of progress-we got 20 votes in the senate in favor of gun violence legislation that we wouldn’t have had 1 year ago. Have faith #dr4a”

2. Vivek Murthy @vivek_murthy Apr 21 “Docs fired up to keep fighting for gun safety laws @Drsforamerica natl conference with @haroldpollack Brina Milikowsky, Eric Fleegler #dr4a”3. Vivek Murthy @vivek_murthy 21 Dec 2012
“NRA press conference disappointing but predictable – blame everything in the world except guns for the Newtown tragedy. #wakeup”

If Murthy, as a mere Obama lapdog, was bent on threatening the Second Amendment, imagine what he would do with his hands in control of federal “health” research funds. We already know that President Obama would like to unleash taxpayer dollars in order to produce junk science supporting gun control.

The fight to defeat Murthy’s nomination is made harder by the fact that anti-gun Senators like Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mark Warner (D-VA), Mark Udall (D-CO), Mark Begich (D-AK) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) have voted to change the Senate rules so that Murthy can be confirmed by 50, rather than 60 votes.

But we are not going to allow the confirmation of this anti-gun crazy without a fight. And Gun Owners of America will score a vote in favor of Murthy as an anti-gun vote.

ACTIONContact your two Senators and urge them to OPPOSE the Vivek Murthy nomination and forward this email to your friends and family.

Miscellany….

Harryass Reid is a lying DemocRAT!!!

And the response to his asinine comments..

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Think Americans have had enough of Obama and his crap?

Yep…

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All around expert on nothing…Buck Ofama…

Except causing problems, which he then blames on anybody he can…

Speaking in California’s Central Valley yesterday, the stupidest president we’ve ever elected, Barack Obama, blamed the drought they are suffering from on so-called climate change, which is the left’s new euphemism for debunked and discredited global warming. The moron-in-chief said the drought is caused by “climate change.”

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More slaughter, of Christians…and from Obama and his Media?

Chirp…Chirp…Chirp..

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Politicians…what exactly do they do?

Certainly NOT make anything work!!

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DemocRATS. To damn stupid to figure out the real problem..

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More proof…Of DemocRATs stupidity

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Really?

An illegal immigrants holiday trumps the American Flag?

Boot them and their supporters back to Mexico…

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Criminal..

Murder…

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Seems to be a special today on DemocRAT stupidity..

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Karma…Palin was right!

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Morning Miscellany ……

Getting worried are they?

They should be…

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Oppression of women?

Feminists do it best….

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Brain dead….Like this…

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Senate reverses pension cut

The only senators to vote against the bill were Tom Carper (D-Del.), Dan Coats (R-Ind.) and Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.).

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Well it is the party of Death for a reason…

More Proof

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And these Humanists are doing what? To help starving kids…what?

Not much except whining about others trying to help them..

Ever notice how that seems to be the leftists way?

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Oh no!!

They are not registering their legally bought guns!!
Even though we made it illegal by passing knee jerk, dumb ass laws!!

I hope they continue to refuse to submit to tyranny..

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