1.) Dems rely on voter fraud, says Dem — Every vote counts. And if you’re a Democrat, that goes double. Literally. TheDC’s Neil Munro reports:
“Top Democrats are aggressively pushing the claim that Republicans’ worries about voter fraud are an insincere excuse to suppress voting by African-Americans and Hispanics. But former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis told The Daily Caller that anti-fraud measures are needed to protect African-Americans from corrupt political bosses — many of them African-Americans themselves — who run Democratic Party machines in the South… ‘What I have seen in my state, in my region, is the the most aggressive practitioners of voter-fraud are local machines who are tied lock, stock and barrel to the special interests in their communities — the landfills, the casino operators — and they’re cooking the [ballot] boxes on election day, they’re manufacturing absentee ballots, they’re voting [in the names of] people named Donald Duck, because they want to control politics and thwart progress,’ he told TheDC. ‘People who are progressives have no business defending those individuals.’”
Of course, that’s assuming you believe “progressive” means anything other than “the word ‘liberal’ doesn’t poll well these days, so I’m calling myself this instead.” But still, it’s nice to hear a Democrat admit it, even if it isn’t news to anybody who’s been paying attention since, oh, 1960.
P.S. Speaking of Democrat voter fraud, this story from Wisconsin is a doozy.
2.) Super committee meets its kryptonite: fiscal responsibility — The “super committee” has performed exactly as expected, assuming you expected it to fail miserably. TheDC’s C.J. Ciaramella reports:
“The so-called ‘super committee’ is officially a super failure. The 12-member Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, tasked with finding $1.2 trillion in deficit reductions over the next decade from the federal budget, announced Monday that had failed to reach a bipartisan agreement by its Nov. 23 deadline. In a joint statement, super committee co-chairs Rep. Jeb Hensarling and Sen. Patty Murray said they were ‘deeply disappointed’ in their abject failure but remained hopeful that 535 self-interested politicians can accomplish what 12 could not. ‘After months of hard work and intense deliberations, we have come to the conclusion today that it will not be possible to make any bipartisan agreement available to the public before the committee’s deadline,” the co-chairs said… The super committee was widely expected to fail after negotiations broke down between Democrats and Republicans. Republicans accused Democrats of failing to meaningfully address entitlement reform, while Democrats said the GOP refused to accept any significant revenue increases.”
Hint: “Revenue” means “tax,” and “entitlement” means “things people believe they’re entitled to.” So the Republicans want to stop raising taxes and spending money on stuff we can’t afford; whereas the Democrats refuse to stop spending money on stuff we can’t afford, thereby necessitating higher taxes. And everything is the fault of the GOP. Got it?
3.) Michelle Obama celebrates country music or something — But enough about the government spending our tax dollars on stuff we don’t need and can’t afford. Let’s talk about the White House Music Series! TheDC’s Gracie Ferrell reports:
“Forget the super committee and the threat of another U.S. credit rating downgrade. The White House is getting a ‘lil bit country. In the latest installment of the White House music series, Michelle Obama invited 120 students from Washington, D.C. area schools to the White House Monday to celebrate the history of country music… ‘I want you all to realize, as you sit here, that you belong here,’ the first lady said. ‘I want to make sure that the White House lives up to the name “the People’s House.” I want to be sure that it’s not just a place for senators and diplomats and CEOs who have a chance to come here, but it’s a place for all Americans, especially young people.’”
Maybe not so much for the Americans who cling bitterly to their guns and religion, but whatevs. It almost sounds like she’s proud of her country or something, doesn’t it? Weird. Well, the event was a success, in that at no point in the evening was Michelle Obama booed.
4.) Irksome outfitters — Of course, Americans don’t need to boo out loud in order to show their displeasure with the current administration. They can get it off their chests by putting it on their chests. TheDC’s Caroline May reports:
“This past week, anti-Obama merchandise outpaced sales of pro-Obama merchandise 79 percent to 21 percent at the online clothing store CafePress, which has been tracking sales of election-relevant items. CafePress, an online custom merchandise shop, launched its 2012 ‘Election Meter’ at the beginning of November but has been tracking the trends in candidate merchandise sales since April. According to the clothier, the ‘Meter’ successfully predicted President Obama’s victory in 2008. This week’s data represents a stark contrast to Obama’s sales during the 2008 election cycle. ‘As CafePress saw four years ago (and four years before that), the T-shirt economy has a history of predicting presidential winners,’ said CafePress Director of Marketing Marc Cowlin in April. ‘In 2008, Obama was a consistent fan favorite on CafePress, surpassing sales of McCain t-shirts and gifts by more than 30 percent in the weeks leading up to the election.’”
Just because it mattered then doesn’t mean it matters now. Just because Obama is a flash in the pan doesn’t mean he’s a flash in the pan. Shut up. Shut up.
5.) Today’s words of wisdom from the hero of Canton, the man they call Jayne: Adam Baldwin — “#SuperCommittee Fails. Next up: #TheAllianceCommittee then #TheBorgCommittee … then?”
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