1.) Bring the Cain — Looks like the pizza jokes aren’t working. TheDC’s Alexis Levinson reports: “Herman Cain is the new frontrunner to be the Republican nominee, according to a Public Policy Polling poll released Wednesday that found him leading Mitt Romney by eight points. In the nationwide poll of likely Republican primary voters, Cain got 30 percent of the vote. Mitt Romney came in second with 22 percent, and Newt Gingrich has made a stunning surge into third place, taking 15 percent. Rick Perry is in fourth with 14 percent. No other candidate breaks double digits. Cain is also the most popular candidate in the race, with 66 percent saying they have a favorable opinion of him, and just 15 percent saying they have an unfavorable opinion of him. By contrast, Romney’s favorability is 55-31, and Gingrich’s is 57-30.” Keep in mind that none of this is because Republican voters like Cain or agree with anything he says. Oh, no, this is just a clever ploy to divert attention away from their own racism. Or at least that’s what we’re going to hear. “Republicans are racists and we’re not” is such an article of lefty faith that they simply can’t handle this new development. Their cognitive dissonance is getting more and more hilarious. No matter what happens or who prevails, watching libs lose what’s left of their minds is going to be fun.
2.) Jesse Jackson, Jr. is tired of the Constitution — We the People of the United… What’s that? Jesse Jackson, Jr. has something to say? Well, by all means, proceed! TheDC’s Nicholas Ballasy reports: “Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. told The Daily Caller on Wednesday that congressional opposition to the American Jobs Act is akin to the Confederate ‘states in rebellion.’ Jackson called for full government employment of the 15 million unemployed and said that Obama should ‘declare a national emergency’ and take ‘extra-constitutional’ action ‘administratively’ — without the approval of Congress — to tackle unemployment. ‘I hope the president continues to exercise extraordinary constitutional means, based on the history of Congresses that have been in rebellion in the past,’ Jackson said. ‘He’s looking administratively for ways to advance the causes of the American people, because this Congress is completely dysfunctional.’” Constitution? What about it? Rules are rules… until they prevent you from getting what you want. That’s the Chicago way.
3.) Rahm’s selective Solyndramnesia — It’s a good day for everyone who enjoys Chicago politicians saying ridiculous things. TheDC’s C.J. Ciaramella reports: “Funny, former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel just can’t remember a darn thing about White House involvement in the $535 Department of Energy loan to bankrupt solar company Solyndra. In an interview with Chicago radio station WLSAM on Tuesday, now-Chicago Mayor Emanuel said that, while he can’t remember anything about Solyndra because he’s so terribly focused on being mayor of Chicago, the investment had nothing to do with ‘warning signs.’ Emanuel originally dodged questions about Solyndra when asked by WSLAM about it several weeks ago, saying, ‘I don’t actually remember that or know about it.’ However, emails disclosed by the White House show pressure on the Department of Energy and the Office of Management and Budget to approve the loan… When a reporter asked if the emails had perhaps jogged Emanuel’s memory, the former White House Chief of Staff said, ‘No, because I’m focused on exactly what I need to do here in the city of Chicago.’ Another reporter then asked Emanuel if the Obama administration ignored warning signs on Solyndra. ‘Here’s the way I look at it,’ Emanuel responded… ‘It’s not about warning signs, etc. We don’t have a price on carbon. We don’t have a renewable portfolio, so the United States government is left, like it started under George Bush, doing venture capital. Like venture capital, sometimes you’re right, sometimes you’re wrong, and that’s unfortunate.’” Yeah, it’s just like venture capital. Except it’s not their capital they’re venturing. What do they care if it fails? To recap: Rahm doesn’t remember anything about any… what was it called again? “Solardyne,” something like that? Doesn’t ring a bell. But he does know it wasn’t his fault, because hey, these things happen when you gamble huge piles of other people’s money on “green energy” boondoggles. Also, you need to stop asking him about it because he’s the mayor of the city of Chicago. Yep. Airtight.
4.) Issa gets bolder on Holder — And speaking of Obama administration officials who think playing dumb is going to work, C.J. Ciaramella reports: “The House Oversight Committee has issued a subpoena to the Department of Justice demanding documents pertaining to the Operation Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal. In a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, released publicly Wednesday, House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrel Issa requested all communications from top DOJ officials regarding the gun tracking scandal, as well as any communications between the White House and the DOJ. ‘Top Justice Department officials, including Attorney General Holder, know more about Operation Fast and Furious than they have publicly acknowledged,’ Issa said in a statement. ‘The documents this subpoena demands will provide answers to questions that Justice officials have tried to avoid since this investigation began eight months ago. It’s time we know the whole truth.’ Operation Fast and Furious allowed firearms to be smuggled across the U.S.-Mexico border with the intention of tracking their use among Mexican drug cartels. Some of those guns were later linked to the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent, while scores of others have been found in the hands of violent cartels.” Other than that, though, no big problems.
5.) Weiner got busy in Congressional privy? — Remember Anthony Weiner? He probably wishes you didn’t. Now one of his many sext partners is sharing some more of his online creepiness. The Daily Mail really buries the lede: “Anthony Weiner accused his Muslim parents-in-law of being ‘backwards thinking’ and never accepting him because of his Jewish background, it was revealed today. Newly released messages from the disgraced former congressman’s text conversations, obtained exclusively by MailOnline, show how Weiner had explicit exchanges with women comparing them to his wife… The messages are contained in a new book written by one of the women at the centre of the ‘sexting’ scandal, which saw the politician resign from his seat in Congress in June. Former cheerleading coach Traci Nobles, 35, said that she has written ‘I Freinded You’ to set the record straight. Excerpts from the book, which are being published exclusively by MailOnline, show how Weiner, 47, sent explicit messages from his congressional office and boasted about masturbating in the House toilets… In several of the messages, Weiner claims to be ‘sexting’ from his congressional office. ‘It’s a big office and you know that’s not the only thing here that’s big,’ he wrote in one message. In another he told Ms Nobles that he needed to go to the bathroom before going out on the House floor. ‘I had to do some wiping in the bathroom hehe,’ he wrote minutes later.” Hehe indeed. You know, he might just have a tough time patching things up with his wife’s parents. Not to mention the House custodial staff.
6.) Today’s words of wisdom from Alec Baldwin’s Truther, er, Twitter feed — “Can’t we all just get along? #cantwealljustgetalong”
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