When Reagan was in Congress? Democratic Party fails History 101


Is this some sort of trick question? When was Ronald Reagan in Congress?


We’re guessing from the surrounding tweets that this gaffe was part of President Obama’s speech to the DNC:




Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/02/28/when-reagan-was-in-congress-democratic-party-fails-history-101/

Brit Hume: If Jeb Bush is a RINO, what would that make Ronald Reagan?


It’s not Brit Hume making the comparison between Ronald Reagan and Jeb Bush; rather, Hume is responding to a piece in Commentary, “When Conservatives Play the Purification Game.”

What if conservatives held Reagan to the same standards as they now hold Gov. Jeb Bush and other candidates? ” The greatest conservative politician in the 20th century and one of the greatest presidents in American history would have been deemed a RINO, unprincipled, in favor of far too much government in people’s lives, and unable to win over limited-government conservatives,” writes Peter Wehner.

Is there any way for Jeb Bush to shed his RINO image and win over conservative Republicans? He’s certainly no Reagan, is he?


Good point.


So, are we looking at a Bush vs. Clinton race in 2016?



Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/06/brit-hume-if-jeb-bush-is-a-rino-what-would-that-make-ronald-reagan/

‘Embarrassing’: Allen West rips John Kerry’s claim US not at ‘war’ with ISIS


Secretary of State John Kerry has claimed that the U.S. is not at war with ISIS, but rather is engaged in a “very significant counterterrorism operation.”

Allen West has heard enough:

Honestly this is getting embarrassing. Kerry thinks dropping bombs on ISIS isn't war. http://t.co/UkmA5jrNpy #tcot

— Allen West (@AllenWest) September 12, 2014

Here’s the opening paragraph of West’s comments about Kerry’s non-war:

Ok, this is becoming rather embarrassing for America. Let me be clear, when you are dropping a bomb on someone’s head, you are at war with them — unless, you are Barack Hussein Obama or John Kerry.

Do not put West in the “undecided” column.

@AllenWest He's fighting them with word confusion.

— ~April~ (@aprilsidea) September 12, 2014

@AllenWest it's a very significant counter-terrorism operation –> it's a VSCTO! a "vasectemo"!

— Jordan Prescott (@prescottrjp) September 12, 2014

@AllenWest Does that mean they are not going to kill ISIS terrorist but just reallocate their life force

— toefinger (@toefinger) September 12, 2014

“Life force reallocation” does sound like a term this administration might use.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/12/this-is-getting-embarrassing-allen-west-shreds-john-kerrys-claim-us-not-at-war-with-isis/

#FloodWallStreet protesters, police clash; @ExJon asks burning question [photo]


That’s it, they’ve had it. No more Mister Nice-#FloodWallStreet-Protester!

Protesters massing at cordoned off Wall St, trying to escalate #FloodWallStreet

— Ned Resnikoff (@resnikoff) September 22, 2014

#FloodWallStreet tries to rush barriers at Wall St. @CBSNewYork pic.twitter.com/C3B6yYTIsX

— Alice Gainer (@GainerTV) September 22, 2014

Looks like we might have had our first pepper spray incident. Say two marchers pouring water into another's eyes #FloodWallStreet

— Ned Resnikoff (@resnikoff) September 22, 2014

NYPD using pepper spray on #FloodWallStreet folks trying to get through barrier @CBSNewYork

— Alice Gainer (@GainerTV) September 22, 2014

Video: cops spraying #floodwallstreet crowd @ Trinity Church (Manhattan) http://t.co/WlQ51Tiemj

— Amy K. Nelson (@AmyKNelson) September 22, 2014

Police won't let #floodwallstreet protesters enter wall Street. Clashes, pepper spray http://t.co/2BxjxeZJNA

— Rob Shook (@robshookphoto) September 22, 2014

Moments ago, a massive launching of blue chalk into the air at #FloodWallStreet. via @LiborVS pic.twitter.com/ps2cJcs0kx@YourAnonCentral

— Diah M (@dimartianingsih) September 22, 2014

I'm seeing riot helmets on at least some of the officers. The mood out here is very tense. Protesters are pinned in

— Ned Resnikoff (@resnikoff) September 22, 2014

Well no wonder the mood is tense. As the always-observant Jon Gabriel notes:

Rich white males violently attack black cops MT @saxlepres #FloodWallStreet breaking barricades to get to Wall Street pic.twitter.com/a0Elb69GCu

— jon gabriel (@exjon) September 22, 2014

Oh, my!

@exjon @saxlepres "When White Privilege Attacks"

— Thomas Hoyt (@revanstwinbro) September 22, 2014

Isn’t it time for someone to step up?

Dear @BilldeBlasio: Why aren't you protecting African Americans from racial violence by a white mob? #FloodWallStreet pic.twitter.com/a0Elb69GCu

— jon gabriel (@exjon) September 22, 2014

Hmmm … good question. Particularly in light of this:

Just spotted a staffer from @BilldeBlasio 's office in the crowd here at #floodwallstreet

— Azi (@Azi) September 22, 2014

No. Way.

Hard to believe. RT @Azi: Just spotted a staffer from @BilldeBlasios office in the crowd here at #floodwallstreet

— Karol Markowicz (@karol) September 22, 2014



Dying! Progs of pallor at #FloodWallStreet beg for ‘more diversity up front’

Some people noticed something peculiar about attendees of climate marches and it’s hilarious [photos]

Full Twitchy coverage of #FloodWallStreet

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/22/floodwallstreet-protesters-police-clash-exjon-asks-burning-question-photo/

Sandra Fluke says Rush Limbaugh fight showed ‘the kind of leader that I am’


Sandra Fluke’s campaign recently declared victory over Rush Limbaugh, and now the California state senate candidate wants voters to know that her fight against the radio talk show host demonstrated her leadership qualities:


“Leader”? How’s that exactly?

Many couldn’t figure it out:


Fluke has also helped lead a charge to #BanBossy, so that might be prominently featured on her “leadership” resume as well.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/30/not-a-parody-account-sandra-fluke-says-fight-with-rush-limbaugh-showed-the-kind-of-leader-that-i-am/

Dick Durbin says Obama ‘will borrow the power’ to solve immigration problem


During a press briefing in the Capitol Thursday, The Hill reports, Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) demanded that Speaker John Boehner and House Republicans take action on immigration reform soon.

Or else?

“I don’t know how much more time he thinks he needs, but I hope that Speaker Boehner will speak up today,” Durbin said. “And if he does not, the president will borrow the power that is needed to solve the problems of immigration.”

Borrow the power?






Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/06/27/sen-dick-durbin-says-obama-will-borrow-the-power-to-solve-immigration-problem/

President ‘I and me’ always ‘whips out the we’ for problems


The old saying is “success has many fathers but failure is an orphan.” President Obama has a different version though. For him, success has one father (him) but failure is always distributed.

People are starting to spot a pattern in his use of pronouns. Credit tends to be singular but blame is always plural.

Barack Obama: We underestimated ISIL http://t.co/jSCLejb0ML | AP Photo pic.twitter.com/0voyE5Y4xv

— POLITICO (@politico) September 28, 2014

We? Got a mouse in your pocket?

@politico we? …you.

— Army Actor (@AAJAQUITS) September 28, 2014

Obama loves the words "I" &"me," but when not admitting this massive mistake. "@politico: Barack Obama: We underestimated ISIL."

— Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) September 28, 2014

@IngrahamAngle @politico Of course. All gmthe glory none of the responsibility. He's no leader if he can't accept responsibility for failure

— Britt (@FaithBased92) September 28, 2014

.@politico Obama says "WE" underestimated Isis(L), but it was "I" and "me" when Osama was reputed to be put down.

— Scott Allan (@commonguy123) September 28, 2014

"I think THEY underestimated what had been taking place in Syria" MT @politico: Barack Obama: We underestimated ISIL

— Roland Bailey (@champbizzle24) September 28, 2014

@WayneDupreeShow what bullshit – HE underestimate ISIS – not WE – WE informed him years ago and HE looked the other way

— Mike (@Banshee308) September 28, 2014

@Banshee308 @WayneDupreeShow My thoughts exactly. Obama uses "I" in almost every sentence, but switches to "we" when it comes to blame.

— cj kunz (@tpcjk) September 28, 2014

@AAJAQUITS @politico LOL….funny how many times he uses "I" when discussing wins….. but whips out the "we" for problems…

— Laura McGinnis (@Txsleuth) September 28, 2014

@Txsleuth @politico it's definitely one of the signs of a great leader.

— Army Actor (@AAJAQUITS) September 28, 2014

@politico: Barack Obama: We underestimated ISIL http://t.co/tl5KaqXQfB | AP Photo pic.twitter.com/QLkQaq5fEp” "We" LOL?

— Rick Tapia (@rtvision3) September 28, 2014

@politico Who's we?!? Don't you mean you @BarackObama underestimated #ISIS Stop making excuses. @CNNnewsroom @msnbc @60Minutes

— Sal (@SundevilSal) September 28, 2014

But *I* got bin Laden. RT @politico: Barack Obama: We underestimated ISIL http://t.co/3LtvFgTppS ht @joelengel

— Razor (@hale_razor) September 28, 2014


Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/28/president-i-and-me-always-whips-out-the-we-for-problems/

Attendees report Rep. Donna Edwards WPCF dinner speech an ‘epic bomb’


At the Washington Press Club Foundation dinner Wednesday night, tweeters on hand reported that Rep. Donna Edwards (D-Mass.) tried her hand at comedy, and apparently failed miserably:


Let’s not judge too quickly. How about an example of one of the jokes first:



Sen. Jeff Flake had some Nancy Pelosi-style advice for Rep. Edwards:


The only positive reviews for Rep. Edwards came for this “Scandal” parody video which was played at the beginning of her sppech:



Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/02/05/embrace-the-flop-attendees-report-rep-donna-edwards-wpcf-dinner-speech-an-epic-bomb/

News to us! Jay Carney says Obama learned of VA scandal from media reports [video]


A pretty lousy kind — and, according to press secretary Jay Carney, the kind that’s currently occupying the White House. Confronted about the developing Veterans Affairs scandal during today’s press briefing, Carney reassured the press corps — and thus the country — that President Obama only found out about it recently. From the news, natch:



Reporter: “When was the president first made aware of these problems, these fraudulent lists that were being kept to hide the wait times? When was he first made aware of those problems, and when did other White House officials — top White House officials — become aware of these problems?”

Carney: “If you mean the specific allegations that I think were reported first by your network out of Phoenix, I believe, we learned about them through the reports. I will double check if that’s not the case, but that’s when we learned about them.”

Sound familiar? It should.


This isn’t the White House’s first time playing the ignorance card before. And just like back then, citizens are calling B.S.:


Take comfort, though:


The White House is on it!


We’re in capable hands, America.




Hogwash: President Liar Pants claims he heard about IRS targeting conservatives ‘from news’

‘This country has failed its veterans!’ Stacey Dash appalled by deaths at Phoenix VA

Actor Ken Wahl: Instead of fundraising, Obama should visit corrupt Phoenix VA

Dean Cain: ‘Like Obamacare? Check out the VA hospital scandal’

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/05/19/news-to-us-jay-carney-says-obama-learned-of-va-scandal-from-media-reports-video/

Secret’s out! US Secret Service needs refresher course in protecting WH


In that case, it might be time for Josh Earnest to have a serious talk with the president:

So the initial Secret Service account of that fence jumper was… fudged slightly. http://t.co/CKIBK2BRPU

— Andrew Stiles (@AndrewStilesUSA) September 29, 2014

Good God. "@markberman: The White House fence jumper made it to the East Room!? Good. God. Damn." http://t.co/2q6UyR8ynH

— Sean Agnew (@seanagnew) September 29, 2014

Absolutely ridiculous. RT @AaronBlakeWP: WOW http://t.co/UAsE1NW29V pic.twitter.com/thzqiybeKA

— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) September 29, 2014

More from the Washington Post:

The new revelations follow accounts provided to The Post last week detailing how Gonzalez’s ability to enter the White House reflected a failure of multiple levels of security around the compound. The agency relies on these successive layers as a fail-safe for protecting the president and the White House complex.

In this incident, a plainclothes surveillance team was on duty that night outside the fence, meant to spot jumpers and give early warning before they made it over. When that team didn’t notice Gonzalez, there was an officer in a guard booth on the North Lawn. When that officer couldn’t reach Gonzales, there was supposed to be an attack dog, a specialized SWAT team and a guard at the front door — all at the ready.

Maybe “at the ready” is Secret Service code for “not at the ready.” Which is particularly reassuring when you consider scenarios like these:

Imagine if the WH fence jumper was wearing a suicide vest.

— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) September 29, 2014

Not for nothing, but what if this White House fence jumper had a bomb strapped to him? SMH

— Tommy (@FirstTeamTommy) September 29, 2014

I mean, you detonating a bomb inside the East Room….

— Tommy (@FirstTeamTommy) September 29, 2014

The White House needs to get its act together, like, last week. Holy moly.

If our government cant stop one guy from jumping the WH fence, we dont have a chance in hell against ISIS.

— J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) September 29, 2014

I'd have to agree RT @jrsalzman: If our government cant stop one guy from jumping the WH fence, we don't have a chance in hell against ISIS.

— BiasedGirl (@BiasedGirl) September 29, 2014

1. The WH fence jumper made it to the East Room. 2. The WH/USSS LEFT OUT THIS LITTLE DETAIL. Mass firings. Hire PMCs.

— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) September 29, 2014

The fence jumper made it into the EAST ROOM? How can the secret service possibly do their job so poorly?

— Chris Hart (@cfp0608) September 29, 2014

So the guy ran around the first floor of the WH. What the hell is happening in this country?

— Amy (@moderncomments) September 29, 2014

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.



Report: White House evacuated thanks to another fence-jumper; Update: More photos, video; Update: Made it through doors

‘ISIS takes notes’: Fence-jumper makes his way into White House’s front doors

‘Seems insane’: Fox News’ Ed Henry questions how fence jumper made it inside White House

‘So much win’: Richard Grenell has DREAM-y suggestion ‘to be fair’ with WH fence jumper

Yesterday’s White House fence-jumper identified as Omar J. Gonzalez, a homeless veteran with PTSD

White House fence-jumper had 800 rounds of ammo, machete, hatchets in car

Fox News’ Clayton Morris notices something ‘embarrassing’ about new WH ‘fence’; It’s hilarious [photos]

‘Quite sad’ warning on new layer of WH fence missing something; Jim Geraghty zings

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2014/09/29/secrets-out-us-secret-service-needs-refresher-course-in-protecting-wh/