‘A sad day in America’: Sen. Lindsey Graham cruising to reelection

http://twitter.com/#!/PostReid/status/476508078896979968

Running against six challengers splitting the opposition vote, South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham was expected to easily reach the 50 percent margin needed to avoid a runoff election. But 70 percent?

http://twitter.com/#!/thejournalist44/status/476513220161593345
http://twitter.com/#!/cwinston75/status/476511050171686912
http://twitter.com/#!/skropf47/status/476514386786664448
http://twitter.com/#!/TexasLiberty14/status/476512039032983553
http://twitter.com/#!/m_mgrant/status/476513013080813568

Related:

Criminy! What the hell is going on in South Carolina?

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/10/a-sad-day-in-america-sen-lindsey-graham-apparently-cruising-to-reelection/

Thousands flee as Islamist militants ‘seize control’ of Mosul [pics]

http://twitter.com/#!/Charles_Lister/status/476439673842061312

ISIS insurgents have taken control of the city of Mosul. Armored vehicles and weapons provided to Iraqi security forces by the United States have reportedly been captured and are being moved to Syria.

http://twitter.com/#!/niqash/status/476424838710824960
http://twitter.com/#!/Hevallo/status/476418131565744128
http://twitter.com/#!/Lawwwen/status/476412161376272384
http://twitter.com/#!/MsIntervention/status/476359478385053696
http://twitter.com/#!/dandemoustier/status/476425068013420545
http://twitter.com/#!/LizSly/status/476409251863076865
http://twitter.com/#!/kujundzic1/status/476468260515237888

Developing.

Editors note: This post has been updated removing some tweets and pictures which are duplicated in an earlier post.

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Related

‘Obama foreign policy:’ Mosul falls to al Qaeda jihadists, residents flee [photos]

‘This is how Allah blesses’: Islamists gloat over the fall of Mosul [pics]

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/10/thousands-flee-as-islamist-militants-seize-control-of-mosul-iraq-pics/

High school high? Obama tells students he can’t remember his graduation experience

http://twitter.com/#!/KatMcKinley/status/476829294841565184

Leave it to Barack Obama to cross that line.

Delivering the commencement speech today at Worcester Technical High School in Massachusetts, President Role Model shared something special with the graduates:

http://twitter.com/#!/AndrewNBCNews/status/476828183438688256

That’s great, Mr. President. Really. Nice job.

http://twitter.com/#!/KatMcKinley/status/476830957388173312

C’mon, dude.

http://twitter.com/#!/KatMcKinley/status/476831260346970112

Aren’t we all.

http://twitter.com/#!/KatMcKinley/status/476833192989958144

It’s Obama.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/11/high-school-high-obama-tells-students-he-cant-remember-his-graduation-experience/

‘Afraid of the truth?’ Sen. Murphy attacks Bergdahl critics as ‘Obama haters’

http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/473861262326398976

Step forward and collect your prize!

Connecticut Dem Sen. Chris Murphy couldn’t sit idly by while citizens protest the exchange of five Taliban leaders for suspected deserter Bowe Bergdahl. So he took to Twitter to vent:

http://twitter.com/#!/ChrisMurphyCT/status/473849027155746816

Those soldiers who served with Bergdahl? They must be “Obama haters.” It’s always about Obama, after all.

And lest you think that Murphy’s accusations are baseless, he’s got proof:

http://twitter.com/#!/ChrisMurphyCT/status/473849704308961280

From the “real journalists” at Talking Points Memo, no less:

Republican operatives apparently believe there’s something to be gained by painting Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl as a deserter.

The New York Times ran one of the manifold articles Monday focused on resentment toward Bergdahl among some of the soldiers in his unit, and the paper disclosed the interviews were arranged by GOP strategists.

Republicans and conservatives have questioned the legal and national security implications of the prisoner swap that led to Bergdahl’s release. But they have also scrutinized the POW over his 2009 disappearance and his stated objections to the military’s actions. Some on the right have even gone after Bergdahl’s father, Bob.

Well, there you have it. Clearly Bergdahl’s platoon mates are just tools of GOP operatives. What other explanation is there for their negative accounts?

http://twitter.com/#!/bradcundiff/status/473854855560560641

It’s like they’re sharing a brain. A tiny, warped brain.

http://twitter.com/#!/RBPundit/status/473860985833656320

It doesn’t. But that’s of little import. What matters is that these soldiers are making Obama look bad. And according to Murphy, that invalidates everything they have to say.

http://twitter.com/#!/MZHemingway/status/473854379234439168
http://twitter.com/#!/StrikeWilliams/status/473864623037243393
http://twitter.com/#!/sparkey909w/status/473858577485295616
http://twitter.com/#!/LostinStGeorge/status/473855432050499584
http://twitter.com/#!/gabrielmalor/status/473863286715600896
http://twitter.com/#!/FirstTeamTommy/status/473864862700167168
http://twitter.com/#!/FranklinsRule/status/473864791246000129

If only he were capable of shame.

http://twitter.com/#!/pdon115/status/473865939734507520

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Sen. Chris Murphy: No one needs 30-round magazines ‘if they are used to kill kids’

Wahmbulance alert: Sen. Chris Murphy whines about working late because of Cruz

Sen. Chris Murphy threatens to ‘go all Richard Sherman on Republicans’; Nobody in particular intimidated

Sen. Chris Murphy going door to door to sell Obamacare

Twitchy coverage of Bowe Bergdahl

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/03/afraid-of-the-truth-sleazebag-sen-murphy-attacks-bergdahl-critics-as-obama-haters/

‘Aggressively ignorant’: Rep. Brown wigs out, says Fla. VA is ‘doing fine’ [video]

http://twitter.com/#!/FL_Chelle/status/471807173513969664

Don’t try and convince Florida Rep. Corrine Brown that there are any problems with the VA system in her state. She won’t believe you.

At yesterday’s House VA Committee hearing, Brown wanted to make it perfectly clear that her own “reconnaissance in Florida” didn’t turn up anything shady:

http://twitter.com/#!/anitabrenner/status/471807320305856512

Watching her on video really seals the deal:

http://twitter.com/#!/allahpundit/status/472020303137476609

Rich in B.S., anyway.

http://twitter.com/#!/JimmyPrinceton/status/471866079480782849

How is this woman still in office?

http://twitter.com/#!/jmimac351/status/471880402856976384
http://twitter.com/#!/FL_Chelle/status/471807672627777536

Oh, and for the record, Rep. Brown, Florida is not doing “fine”:

http://twitter.com/#!/Heminator/status/472021385100140545

Based on our “reconnaissance,” Rep. Brown is completely full of it.

http://twitter.com/#!/LeonHWolf/status/472021496047882240

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Related:

Jesse Jackson photobombs Rep. Corrine Brown at VRA demonstration

Democrat Rep. Corrine Brown: ‘We shat down the government!’

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/29/aggressively-ignorant-rep-corrine-brown-wigs-out-says-fla-va-is-doing-fine-truth-begs-to-differ-video/

‘You had ONE job’: Senate GOPers to cave on unemployment extension

http://twitter.com/#!/eriContrarian/status/444192748891955200

There had been buzz all afternoon that some Senate Republicans were on the verge of agreeing on an unemployment extension. Now, a deal has reportedly been reached which would provide Harry Reid a filibuster-proof compromise thanks to help from five Republicans:

http://twitter.com/#!/MajorCBS/status/444205799662161921
http://twitter.com/#!/nationaljournal/status/444206297979039744

More details from National Journal:

The bill is paid for by extending customs user fees through 2024 and a process called “pension smoothing” that allows employers to reduce their payments to employees’ pensions. The final agreement would not prevent individuals from collecting both unemployment and disability benefits simultaneously, as previously proposed by Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio.

The bill also reforms the overall program asking state and federal agencies involved to determine why an individual remains unemployed and offer potential ways that the person can improve their prospects for finding work. It would also prevent millionaires and billionaires from receiving the benefits.

Five GOPers are reported to be on board the “compromise”:

http://twitter.com/#!/jamiedupree/status/444209477014007808

Some of the momentum from the David Jolly win in Florida might have lost a little steam already:

http://twitter.com/#!/DrewMTips/status/444203086785966080
http://twitter.com/#!/RMConservative/status/444206011675852800
http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/444198702497136641

The timing could play out just right for the Dems as far as serving as a demagoguing opportunity heading into the home stretch for the November elections:

http://twitter.com/#!/NorthDallas30/status/444210977613963264

That is, if the full Senate does indeed pass the compromise and then it passes the House, which remains to be seen.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/03/13/you-had-one-job-reports-of-senate-gopers-caving-on-unemployment-extension-sparks-disbelief/

‘Ahem … Iraq?’ Nah. @StateDept is ‘focused like a laser beam on fish’

@StateDept
Russia is annexing Ukraine.
Radical Islamists are taking Iraq.
Iran wants nukes.
And you're focused like a laser beam on fish.

— Razor (@hale_razor) June 12, 2014

Earlier this week, the State Department tweeted that it “stands with the people of Iraq.”

http://twitter.com/#!/StateDept/status/476402767938871297

But enough about the sickening and dire situation over there. Let’s talk about fish. Freaking fish.

http://twitter.com/#!/StateDept/status/477074006034894848

Priorities? Check!

#OurOcean2014? Ah, the “promise of hashtag.” Is the State Department sure it doesn’t want to go with #BringBackOurFish to really drive home the pressing importance of this effort?

“Our ocean today is at grave risk, and the damage is not happening by accident,” according to Secretary of State John Kerry.

You know what else is at grave risk?

http://twitter.com/#!/LibertyFarmNH/status/477084759454392321
http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/477075119970717696
http://twitter.com/#!/redsteeze/status/477075650168500225
http://twitter.com/#!/Crapplefratz/status/477079253851594752
http://twitter.com/#!/dutchindian/status/477078587582210048
http://twitter.com/#!/Randy_Shannon/status/477077068459835393
http://twitter.com/#!/Matthops82/status/477077195353890818

Wait for it …

http://twitter.com/#!/iowahawkblog/status/477091374861283328
http://twitter.com/#!/gwwsanborn/status/477089943915745280

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/12/you-tweet-this-as-iraq-disintegrates-statedept-is-focused-like-a-laser-beam-on-fish/

Iowahawk points out some ‘war on women’ news ‘you won’t read about’

http://twitter.com/#!/LauraRosenCohen/status/528973693423476736

As we know, libs tend to lose a sense of reality when promoting their manufactured ‘war on women.’ That is particularly true when they are in desperation mode ahead of an election that could leave Democrats reeling. So let’s talk about how women are treated internationally.

Boom.

But, of course, the Left wouldn’t want such legitimate concerns to take away from the ‘war on catcalling’ or anything.

Related:

‘Men are horrible’: Is there really a ‘catcalling epidemic?’

Hey, feminists! Instead of taking on ‘catcalling epidemic,’ try taking on THIS

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/11/02/because-feminism-iowahawk-points-out-some-war-on-women-news-you-wont-read-about/

Are Ferguson riots comparable to the Boston Tea Party? These people think so

http://twitter.com/#!/Sarcasmicfiend/status/498681761946406912

Does the looting and vandalism in Ferguson, Mo. have anything in common with the Boston Tea Party in 1773?

It does if you ask these people:

http://twitter.com/#!/sirjamesa12/status/498838646917980160
http://twitter.com/#!/authenticallyG/status/498774475295703040

“It’s never good to riot.”
“What good does rioting do?”

Why does no one ever say these things about the Boston Tea Party?— Em Zee (@MZGunter) August 11, 2014

http://twitter.com/#!/__J_R/status/498848207150284800
http://twitter.com/#!/SheSeauxSaditty/status/498840237800312833
http://twitter.com/#!/sefaref22/status/498703084001198080
http://twitter.com/#!/ADBoyntonII/status/498742219482755072
http://twitter.com/#!/HollidAyBayBay/status/498861323472875520
http://twitter.com/#!/CoutureDuchess/status/498839707598721024
http://twitter.com/#!/FeministKillJo/status/498860092864090113
http://twitter.com/#!/TheCosby/status/498727891463831553
http://twitter.com/#!/MauryCompson/status/498832089794740224

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Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/08/11/are-ferguson-riots-comparable-to-the-boston-tea-party-all-these-people-think-so/

Code Pink, American Muslim Alliance welcome home Bowe Bergdahl

http://twitter.com/#!/codepink/status/476456153178972160

Members of Code Pink gathered in front of the White House today to welcome home Bowe Bergdahl, who is reportedly in a military hospital in Germany. They were joined by representatives of Veterans for Peace, ANSWER Coalition and the American Muslim Alliance.

A slightly wider angle shows a rather cozy gathering, with signs calling for an end to the war in Afghanistan and the closure of Guantanamo.

http://twitter.com/#!/The_book_girl/status/476460802887524352

Here’s some Common Core math run on the attendance numbers:

http://twitter.com/#!/sarahsside/status/476470607450611712

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/10/code-pink-american-muslim-alliance-welcome-home-bowe-bergdahl/