Biden was interviewed by the Daily Beast and dropped this turd, which I’m sure will come as quite a surprise to our troops fighting and dying against the Taliban on a daily basis:
Look, the Taliban per se is not our enemy. That’s critical. There is not a single statement that the president has ever made in any of our policy assertions that the Taliban is our enemy because it threatens U.S. interests. If, in fact, the Taliban is able to collapse the existing government, which is cooperating with us in keeping the bad guys from being able to do damage to us, then that becomes a problem for us.
So here is “not our enemy” doing what they do best, killing innocents!
A British doctor shot dead by the Taliban was part of a humanitarian mission that had helped 2,000 Afghans, an inquest heard yesterday.
Dr Karen Woo was executed alongside nine other aid workers after they tried to cross a mountain river in August last year.
The 36-year-old, who was due to get married a fortnight later, suffered ‘catastrophic’ injuries from two gunshot wounds in the attack.
Shortly before her death she had helped to save the life of a baby boy who was struggling to breathe.
Her team had been halfway through a 120-mile, three-week expedition in the northern Nuristan Province when they were ambushed.
It was one of the worst attacks on aid workers in the region for 30 years.
It’s time we leave Afghanistan and let these false prophet followers and vermin exterminate themselves.
Again, N.O.W. and the UN Human Rights Council unavailable for comment. And coming up tomorrow will be Joe Biden saying it was a mistake by the taliban and that they were sorry.
And then this video of unicef dissing SANTA! Do we really need the freaking ass UN?
How about prisons using human crap for power?(okay, the picture is a bit gross, just a bit)
With ObamaCare still as unpopular as ever — the latest Rassmussen poll shows Americans favoring repeal of the new health-care law by a 53-40 margin — the Obama administration has developed a new theory as to why. We simply don’t trust government enough.
Read the rest HERE.
(The Hill) — The White House and Senate Democrats are going into overdrive to blame the possible death of a payroll tax cut on House Republicans and the Tea Party.
The messaging effort comes ahead of a Monday night vote in the House, which is expected to reject a two-month extension of the payroll tax cut that was approved by the Senate on Saturday.
In separate appearances on morning talk shows, White House officials and senior Democrats sought to portray Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) as beholden to Tea Party Republicans, who were forcing him to back away from the Senate legislation. That bill won 89 votes in the Senate on Saturday.
White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer made similar accusations later, on MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown.”
“You don’t get 89 votes for something like this without there being a complete understanding [that] the House Republican leadership was on board,” Pfeiffer said on MSNBC. “Speaker Boehner got on the phone with his caucus, tried to sell it, we had a Tea Party revolt.” Pfeiffer specifically named two Tea Party favorites, freshman Reps. Allen West (R-Fla.) and Joe Walsh (R-Ill.).
Food Stamps: The Safety Net That Deserves Its Name — The Nation
. . . Ryan’s proposal, and the House budget that grew out of it, were defeated, but not without winning the support of almost every Republican in the House. And now there’s the sudden surge of Republican presidential front-runner Newt Gingrich, which can only portend ill for food stamps. Gingrich has been lobbing anti-SNAP bombs for months, but his most infamous, issued in May and repeated in December, was his slam calling Obama the “food stamp president” — a declaration of barely coded racism that harked back to decades of racially inspired attacks on food stamps, most notably Reagan’s slur about “strapping young bucks” dining out on T-bone steaks. Equally troubling, Jeff Sessions, an Alabama Republican with a record of racebaiting, led a charge in the Senate this past fall to “reform” food stamps by restricting eligibility and undoing a planned $9 billion budget increase, supposedly to crack down on fraud and government excess. (Notably, food stamp errors have reached record lows in recent years: only 2.7 percent of program costs in 2009, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities reported.)
The deep racism at the heart of conservative food stamp critiques offers at least one clue as to why the Obama administration has been unable or unwilling to champion SNAP as a valuable recession antidote: as the nation’s first African-American president, Obama is vulnerable to racist innuendo, which his opponents are only too happy to exploit. Just two months after Gingrich made his “food stamp president” comment, another would-be president, Rick Santorum, picked up the theme, accusing Obama, absurdly, of “pushing more people on food stamps.”
Pelosi Failed To Mention Her “Economic Expert” Was Also A Business Partner And Her Son’s Boss…
This was while she was in the midst of “draining the swamp.”
(Roll Call) — In May 2010, then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi took to a podium in the Capitol to introduce a half-dozen economic experts she had convened for a meeting on how to jump-start the economy. The group had met for several hours with top Democratic leaders, and Pelosi invited them to speak publicly on their perspectives on economic growth.
What Pelosi did not mention is that one of the men in the group was her son’s boss and a partner with her husband in more than a half-dozen investments, including one that generated more than $100,000 in income for the Speaker’s family last year.
It was the fourth time since 2007 that Pelosi had invited San Francisco investment banker William Hambrecht to be part of an economic policy forum on the Hill and the third time she appeared at a podium with him to speak to reporters. At none of those events did the then-Speaker reveal her financial ties to Hambrecht, and House rules did not require her to do so.
At a time when the connection between a Member of Congress’ personal finances and public role has been spotlighted by the proposed STOCK Act — which would prohibit lawmakers from trading on legislative knowledge — the case of Pelosi and her family’s investment adviser is a reminder of how few rules exist to govern these relationships.
According to her personal financial disclosure form for 2010, Pelosi’s husband, Paul, had holdings in more than a half-dozen companies tied to Hambrecht’s investment banking firm WR Hambrecht + Co.
Dems Hyperventilating: We’re In The Midst Of A Tea Party Revolt!…
OMG! Everyone panic, crazed Tea Partiers are on the warpath!
From: Robby Mook
Subject: BREAKING: Tea Party Revolt
Date: December 19, 2011 2:27:27 PM EST
Reply-To: Nancy Pelosi
Here’s the latest: After the Senate — including 39 Republicans — voted for a middle class tax cut, Tea Party Republicans in the House rebelled this weekend to kill the bill.
Now, House Republicans are scheduled to vote TONIGHT to scrap the compromise and sock the middle class with a $1,000 tax hike on January 1st.
The Tea Party is mugging the middle class with a tax increase because they don’t think millionaires and corporations should pay their fair share.
Over 185,000 supporters have already added their name telling Speaker John Boehner, Eric Cantor and Tea Party Republicans to stop the middle class tax increase. Help us reach 200,000 signatures by Midnight!
The truth is that Republicans oppose anything and everything that might help the middle class or force their millionaire friends to pay their fair share. But, our work is paying off.Join us right now and make a crucial difference in this fight.
Thank you for always standing with us.
DCCC Executive Director
Allen West gets things spot on! Constantly….
(Daily Caller) — Florida Republican Rep. Allen West told The Daily Caller on Monday that Attorney General Eric Holder’s use of the race card as a way to attack those who are criticizing him is “reprehensible.”
“I think this is absolutely the last card in the deck, and that shows how weak their ground is,” West said in a phone interview. “But, what that means is they want to make white individuals afraid of continuing to put the pressure on Eric Holder because they don’t want to be seen as racist, and that is something that we have got to move beyond.”
Holder had told The New York Times over the weekend, in a front page Sunday story, that he thinks those who are criticizing him have racial motivations to do so. Holder said some unspecified faction — what he refers to as the “more extreme segment” — is driven to criticize both him and President Barack Obama due to the color of their skin. Holder did not appear to elaborate on who he considered to make up the “more extreme segment.”
“This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him,” Holder said, according to the Times. “Both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we’re both African-American.”