Hello and welcome to the Watcher’s Council’s ‘Weasel Of The Week’ nominations, where we award the famed golden plastic Weasel to a public figure who particularly deserves to be slimed and mocked for his or her dastardly deeds during the week. Every Tuesday morning, tune in for the Weasel of the Week nominations and check back Thursday to see which Weasel gets the votes and walks off with the statuette of shame!
Here are this week’s nominees…
The original $300 million dollar girl in a $500 million town, Louisiana Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu!
The Noisy Room: Louisiana Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu for standing by her remarks that she is struggling for re-election because she is a woman and President Obama is unpopular in her state because he is black. She is struggling for reelection because she has done nothing for job growth in Louisiana and has supported every uber Progressive piece of legislation Obama has put forward – specifically Obamacare. Her stance is one of utter desperation and she is insulting the good voters of Louisiana by calling them racist and sexist. The state has an Indian-American as a governor in Bobby Jindal. Women are elected routinely to office in the state — a state which is colorblind. Shame on you Landrieu, when you have been reelected and in office since 1996. How very bitterly Progressive you sound now that your throne and legacy is in jeopardy in that state.
Landrieu spewed, “The South has not always been the friendliest place for African-Americans. It’s been a difficult time for the president to present himself in a very positive light as a leader. It”s not always been a good place for women to present ourselves.”
Wow. There’s how to win over the people of Louisiana. But, as MSNBC’s Alex Wagner lets us all know: if the Democrats must engage in things like racial agitation and fear-mongering to win … well, so be it. Ends justify the means, you fascist.
Bexar County, Texas Democratic Party chairman Manuel Medina!!
The Independent Sentinel: Race-baiting Democrat Manuel Medina, for his Spanish-language ad on Univision which implied Tea Party Republicans are terrorists and the equal of Jihadists who torture and behead people.
The ad shows a Gadsden flag, often used by Tea Party members. The narrator points out the flag and says: “The flag of Tea Party Republicans. They are radical terrorists who want to take issues into their own hands harming our kids and families with violence and firearms on the border and in our cities.”
When questioned, Medina doubled down and defended the ad — which he created himself — by saying, “The Tea Party is not a political party. They’re a terrorist organization.”
Actress, Attention Whore and Hollywood Flavor-of-the-month Lena Dunham!
The Razor: Lena Dunham, for writing about molesting her younger sister in her book “Not That Kind of Girl,” then threatening to sue Truth Revolt for quoting passages from the book detailing her abuse.
I’ve always thought Dunham was another unhinged Hollywood Lefty and like most of her type I’ve ignored her. But writing about abusing her sister, then threatening to sue a publication for publicizing it strikes me as pretty weasely – hence my nomination for this week.
Virginia Right!: Lena Dunham has always struck me as an ideological idiot with no talent other than being an outrageous liberal with a big mouth.
Now, she has written a book confessing to molesting her younger sister and essentially being a child predator.
A passage from her book (warning – graphic):
One day, as I sat in our driveway in Long Island playing with blocks and buckets, my curiosity got the best of me. Grace was sitting up, babbling and smiling, and I leaned down between her legs and carefully spread open her vagina. She didn’t resist and when I saw what was inside I shrieked.
My mother came running. “Mama, Mama! Grace has something in there!”
My mother didn’t bother asking why I had opened Grace’s vagina. This was within the spectrum of things I did. She just got on her knees and looked for herself. It quickly became apparent that Grace had stuffed six or seven pebbles in there. My mother removed them patiently while Grace cackled, thrilled that her prank had been a success.
More at the the Truth Revolt link.
Congressman Emanuel “Spittlegate” Cleaver
Nice Deb: I nominate Congressman Emanuel “Spittlegate” Cleaver for doing the bare minimum to help sick federal workers in his district collect compensation for their work-related illnesses.
Hundreds of federal workers with cancer, breathing conditions and other illnesses that may have been caused by hazardous materials at a nuclear weapons plant in Kansas City, have been trying for years to collect benefits from federal programs that have been set up to compensate workers like them.
After ignoring them for years, he agreed at the last minute to host a town hall in 2010 that was set up by a former worker from the plant (and the NIOSH ombudsman.) Cleaver went on to completely shut the former worker out of what was supposed to be an open forum.
Later that year, a GSA IG audit showed that the clean bill of health that the plant had previously received had been fraudulent because the GSA had provided misleading information to federal investigators.
Four years later, many sick workers are still getting the runaround and when a local radio host asked Cleaver if he had any comments for workers “fighting the system,” Cleaver said he didn’t know anything about it – exclaiming “it’s not my job!”
Cleaver claimed in a statement to Breitbart News that he had done much throughout the years to help the workers, including holding “informational town halls,” but sources close to the situation say he only hosted the one in 2010, and that was a “dog and pony show.”
Cleaver is trying to weasel his way out of a complicated problem which he very much hopes will go away. Unfortunately, many of the sick workers in his district have.
Well, there it is! Are these worthy weasels or what? Check back Thursday to see which Weasel walks off with the statuette of shame!
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By: Roger Aronoff
Accuracy in Media
While polls suggest that November 4th should be a very good election for Republicans—by most accounts they will take control of the Senate and increase their majority in the House—doubts remain. For one thing, as it is often said, the only poll that counts is the one taken on Election Day. But with many states offering early voting, and in some cases, such as Colorado, mail-in voting only, it is more than just Election Day that can determine the outcome. Among the other factors not reflected in the polls are third-party candidates, voter fraud and media bias.
The mainstream media, as always, are firmly in the corner of the Democrats. In the run-up to this year’s election, one would hardly know that the Obama administration has been caught up in scandal after scandal—from the IRS to Veterans Affairs to Benghazi (“phony scandals,” as the media and the administration label them)—or that the President’s approval rating has been dismal, to the point that almost none of the Senate candidates want the once-popular President anywhere near their state. In fact, the news has been so bad for the Democrats that the three major broadcast network news shows barely acknowledged the elections. In fact, ABC’s World News Tonight went nearly all of September and October without a single story on the mid-term elections.
We have documented the incestuous relationship that exists between the media and the Obama administration, providing the Democrats with a built-in edge.
Last May, Accuracy in Media published a special report by James Simpson titled “Voter Fraud: An Existential Threat to America,” that detailed many of the ways that Democrats have been incorporating voter fraud into their election strategy. Simpson concluded, “Voter fraud, and the corrupt political infrastructure that facilitates, or at best ignores it, is an existential threat to our American Republic.” And we have seen many more examples in the days and weeks leading up to this election.
Here, for example, is the latest video from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, in which several Democratic campaign workers encouraged people they believed to be non-citizens to vote. There have been credible stories about voting machines in Chicago and Maryland in which votes intended for Republicans ended up registering as votes for Democrats.
In addition, the Obama Justice Department has done what it could to block common-sense voter ID laws, claiming that they disproportionately disenfranchise minority voters. But the evidence suggests there is a need for such laws. It’s not just people misrepresenting who they are when they show up at the polls, but as columnist Mona Charen recently cited, there are millions of voters who are registered to vote in more than one jurisdiction, and there are felons and dead people who should have been purged from voting registers in many states.
And what if, in spite of all this, Republicans do very well in the elections, and seize significant majorities in both houses of Congress? Would that show that these concerns were without basis, or rather that the victory was so sweeping that even the media and voter fraud couldn’t overcome it? Perhaps we’ll never know.
But a discussion on CNN on Monday night suggested what the media’s spin might be in case of a Republican victory. According to Maeve Reston, a political reporter for The Los Angeles Times, it would result in either more gridlock, or, “If Republicans are in control, then maybe there will be more of an impetus for them to compromise with the President,” she said. “Maybe they’ll feel that it’s better for them to start making deals with the President, which would certainly be a change from the tenor of the last couple of years.” The CNN host concluded the segment, saying, “I think the voters would be happy with that sort of change, wouldn’t they?”
So there you have it. If the Republicans win an overwhelming victory as a mandate to stop President Obama’s agenda, they should quickly start giving him what he wants, to show how bi-partisan they are. We have already shown the myth of the Republican do-nothing Congress—a Congress that passed more than 360 bills that Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) buried, never allowing them to come up for votes.
But that could be a moot point. If Paul Sperry was right in his recent column for the New York Post, President Obama will be pursuing a unilateral agenda using his “pen and his phone.” In “Obama’s post-election plans for a secret radical agenda,” Sperry outlined the many executive actions that Obama is punting past the current election to avoid the political damage fallout they would cause for Democratic candidates. “The White House reportedly is preparing to provide amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants in late November, including work permits and green cards for up to 34 million,” wrote Sperry. That would presumably kill any hopes of bipartisanship.
Another option for Republicans is to pass bills that reflect their values and their agenda, unconcerned as to whether or not President Obama would sign them into law. The message would be that if the country puts a Republican in the White House in 2016, these bills would be signed into law.
By: Brent Parrish
The Right Planet
Huh, “a theatrical gesture” … New Lies For Old.