Nothing feels much better than watching Trey Gowdy rip apart a hapless bureaucrat. Here the highly esteemed countermoonbat attack dog sinks his teeth into Secret Service Director Julia Pierson over why her agency didn’t bother to investigate what turned out to be shots fired into the White House:
No wonder Pierson resigned soon afterward.
Turn Gowdy loose on Obama directly and it would take a lot more than the Secret Service to protect the Moonbat Messiah. Investigations into green energy boondoggles and the abandonment of Iraq would make excellent opportunities to showcase his skill at cutting through evasive B.S.
On tips from Nat and Mr. Mentalo.
Fallout continues to pile up from our failure to prevent the disastrous takeover of education by the federal government in violation of the Tenth Amendment:
Much has been made of the nonsensical Math lessons courtesy of Common Core and the elimination of the great classics of literature in favor of informative, progressive pieces. However, one lesson that should concern Americans comes courtesy of Barack Obama himself. His biography has been, not surprisingly, designated as an approved piece of Common Core literature. As a result, 4th graders in some parts of America are being taught a narrative as reality that we have witnessed the President and his lackey media push over the last 5 years. Our children are being taught that America is, at its core, a racist nation.
Here’s what the political apparatchiks who run the schools are ramming down children’s throats:
What other presidents are chummily referred to by their first names in schoolbooks?
As everyone will soon forget, Obama’s mentor didn’t predict that God would damn America; he demanded that God damn America, as the Barack Obama types in the audience, possibly including Obama himself, hooted and whooped. A little reminder, before this goes down the memory hole:
On a tip from Wiggins.
“Enterovirus D-68″ isn’t very descriptive. Considering that it was apparently imported and then methodically distributed to every corner the country using Obama’s army of Central American welfare colonists as vectors, maybe it should be called De Facto Amnesty virus. Like all aspects of Hope & Change, it is taking its toll.
A Long Beach child has been infected with enterovirus D-68 this week making it the first confirmed case of the virus in Los Angeles County.
Dr. David Michalik, a pediatric infectious disease specialist said that the child was critically ill and placed in the intensive care unit at Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach. […]
This was the seventh case of enterovirus D-68 reported in California during September. The Center for Disease Control is investigating whether the virus is responsible for sudden paralysis symptoms in certain individuals who have fallen ill in Massachusetts and Colorado.
The AFP News Agency reported that the outbreak of enterovirus D68 in Colorado coincided with the hospitalization of nine children due to limb weakness since early August. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Monday that the nine children in Colorado “had respiratory illness and later developed neurologic illness.”
Elsewhere in the country,
A child has died from complications of an unusual respiratory virus that has been affecting children across the U.S.
The Rhode Island Health Department said Wednesday that the child died last week of a staph infection associated with the enterovirus 68 virus….
Look at the bright side; at least it isn’t Ebola:
Schoolchildren in Texas may be at risk from Ebola today after five children who attend four different Dallas schools came in close contact with the first patient diagnosed with the deadly virus on U.S. soil.
Officials said on Wednesday that the students were in school this week after possibly being in contact with the patient over the weekend when he had become contagious.
The Ebola patient was named today as Thomas Eric Duncan, who had traveled to the U.S. from Liberia on September 20 to visit family.
Meanwhile, the border remains open and undefended, with the welfare welcome mat and the promise of amnesty continuing to lure in ever more Third World vectors and their exotic diseases.
On tips from Henry and Byron.
Despite over 4,000 American lives recently having been sacrificed to liberate Iraq, the view from the capital city is not cheerful:
Vicar of Baghdad Canon Andrew White yesterday posted an SOS on Facebook, saying, “The Islamic State are on the verge of entering Baghdad. All the military airstrikes are doing nothing. If we ever needed your prayer, it is now.”
Vicar White notes that “People are fearful of what is going to happen.”
Being a prominent Christian, White will almost certainly be dead within a week or two, either beheaded or crucified by the fiends Obama allowed to fill the power vacuum after prematurely withdrawing troops from Iraq for sophomoric political reasons.
This has forced the Obama Administration to confront a pressing problem: How to avoid blame for the horrific and still escalating bloodbath Obama’s policies have caused?
The “I didn’t know nothing, the intelligence community failed me” defense has not been standing up. It has been established that Obama had accurate intelligence regarding the Islamic State before the 2012 election. It didn’t fit the delusional hard left narrative regarding the evils of neocolonialism and the peacefulness of Islam, so he chose to ignore it.
Our supposed Commander in Chief has reduced himself to the position of implausibly denying that he implausibly denied responsibility for letting ISIS take over Iraq:
President Obama wasn’t passing the buck by saying intelligence officials underestimated the threat from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the White House said Monday.
However, buck-passing is what Obama is now best known for. Not even the slobbering Obamaphiles at MSNBC can help but notice it:
As NBC foreign affairs correspondent Richard Engel said on MSNBC Monday: “It’s surprising that the president said that U.S. intelligence missed this one, because it seems that U.S. intelligence was the only group that missed this one. Everyone knew that Islamic extremists were on the rise in Syria and in Iraq; it was well documented. The extremists were publicizing their activities online—they were bragging about it. Journalists, including us, were interviewing foreign fighters. This was no state secret.”
Obama’s erstwhile amen corner at the New York Slimes also sees through his shameful attempt to blame his irresponsibility on the intelligence community:
By late last year, classified American intelligence reports painted an increasingly ominous picture of a growing threat from Sunni extremists in Syria, according to senior intelligence and military officials. Just as worrisome, they said, were reports of deteriorating readiness and morale among troops next door in Iraq.
But the reports, they said, generated little attention in a White House consumed with multiple brush fires and reluctant to be drawn back into Iraq. “Some of us were pushing the reporting, but the White House just didn’t pay attention to it,” said a senior American intelligence official. “They were preoccupied with other crises,” the official added. “This just wasn’t a big priority.”
But then the highly public beheadings of Americans took a toll on his approval ratings.
Clearly Obama needs a strategy — not for defeating ISIS (there is zero chance of that under this president), but for evading the blame for the inevitable massive bloodbath when Baghdad falls.
His liberal media friends are failing him, choosing to shore up their own disintegrating credibility rather than back him slavishly to the end. But his devotees in academia won’t let him down. Unlike the media, they aren’t the least bit answerable to the public; they can ride the Hopey Changey crazy train all the way off the rails.
Sure enough, a pair of academics have come through for the Moonbat Messiah:
Charles Strozier, Professor of History and the founding Director of the John Jay College Center on Terrorism and Kelly Berkell, research assistant at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, wrote a blog piece in the Huffington Post called “How Climate Change Helped ISIS,” where they argue that a four-year drought in Syria, from 2006 through 2010, “devastated the livelihoods of 800,000 farmers and herders; and knocked two to three million people into extreme poverty.”
This presumably produced the Islamic State.
Global warming is at fault for the mess in Afghanistan too:
“If more Americans knew how glacial melt contributes to catastrophic weather in Afghanistan—potentially strengthening the Taliban and imperiling Afghan girls who want to attend school—would we drive more hybrids and use millions fewer plastic bags?”
Obama will be more than happy to take credit for this ingenious solution. He can simply proclaim the Islamic State to be a product of global warming, and then proceed to solve the problem by wasting still more money on electric car subsidies and banning plastic bags.
Obviously this will have no effect whatsoever on ice near the poles (which has actually been expanding), much less the Islamic State, but Obama will have shown that his heart is in the right place and he tried. That’s good enough for a gold star in any public school.
Anyone who disagrees with the new policy can be denounced as a denier, a warmonger, and an Islamophobe.
No serious person has ever doubted that Mumia Abu-Jamal, as Wesley Cook chooses to call himself, is guilty of murdering Philadelphia police officer Daniel Faulkner. He didn’t try to hide it, openly crowing at the time that he shot Faulkner and hoped he died, promising to kill more cops, and carrying on like a wild animal at his trial so that he had to be removed repeatedly. The only question is whether it is a bad thing for a black Marxist in dreadlocks to execute white cops.
According to the liberal establishment, the answer is no. Consequently, his execution was stalled for decades until they finally took him off death row in 2011, 2 days short of the 30th anniversary of the murder.
While in prison, Mumia has exploited his hero status among liberals to pursue a career as a journalist. Taxpayer-subsidized NPR had him recording commentary to play on “All Things Considered,” although Bob Dole managed to pull the plug on that. He published the commentary anyway, and has been a regular commentator for the Marxist newspaper Jungle Welt.
Oakland public schools equate him with Martin Luther King.
Mumia has been called upon to deliver college commencement addresses for UC Berkeley, Antioch College, Occidental College, Evergreen State College, and now Goddard College in Plainfield, Vermont.
Mumia has friends in high places — or at the very least friends of friends. Obama nominated prominent Mumia supporter Debo Adegbile, one of the lawyers responsible for seeing to it that his death sentence was not carried out, to head the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department. The appointment was so obscene that Republicans woke up from their nap and managed to block it, overcoming almost unanimous Democrat support.
It isn’t about nuance. It is about good versus evil. People can either support the Daniel Faulkners of the world, or they can support the Mumia Abu-Jamals. It couldn’t be more obvious which side Obama and the Democrat Party are on.
Tip and graphic compliments of Stormfax.
The bad news is that the first African has been diagnosed with Ebola in the USA. The good news is that top Centers for Disease Control and Prevention bureaucrat Tom Frieden has proclaimed:
“The bottom line here is that I have no doubt that we will control this importation or this case of Ebola so that it does not spread widely throughout this country There’s no doubt in my mind, we will stop it here.”
Whew. What a relief.
Now back to the bad news:
Health officials are closely monitoring a possible second Ebola patient who had close contact with the first person to be diagnosed in the U.S., the director of Dallas County’s health department said Wednesday.
Centers for Disease Control has issued guidelines to U.S. funeral homes on how to handle the remains of Ebola patients. If the outbreak of the potentially deadly virus is in West Africa, why are funeral homes in America being given guidelines?
The three-page list of recommendations include instructing funeral workers to wear protective equipment when dealing with the remains since Ebola can be transmitted in postmortem care. It also instructs to avoid autopsies and embalming.
If this gets out of control, there won’t be time for autopsies or embalming anyway — just mass graves sprinkled with lime.
No worries. I’m sure the federal government will secure the borders and block flights from western Africa any decade now.
On tips from Henry and Ben S.
Due to the power vacuum Obama created by prematurely withdrawing our troops from Iraq, the Islamic State is expanding at explosive speed. Not only has it been beheading Americans in propaganda videos, but it has called upon Muslims who have infiltrated our country to do the same. Alton Nolen (a.k.a. Jah’Keem Yisrael) and Jacob Mugambi Muriithi indicate that this call is being answered.
You would think Obama and his people would be doing something regarding the growing Islamic terror threat — and they are. They are going out of their way to facilitate it:
The Justice Department is set to announce broad restrictions on racial and religious profiling in federal investigations, including those involving matters of national security.
The expected ban comes amid heightened concerns of Islamic militant groups executing a terror attack on U.S. soil and was reportedly opposed by national security officials.
A Justice Department official told Fox News on Monday that outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder will announce the policy change in the coming weeks and that it will also put an end to profiling based on ethnicity and sexual orientation.
Good thing we don’t have a problem with homosexual terrorists. The government would render us defenseless against them for ideological reasons, just like it is doing with Muslim terrorists.
Holding this until Holder is on his way out the door is strategic. He can serve as Obama’s lightning rod for the public’s fury once again.
The finishing touches are still being put on the policy change, but the final version is expected to scale back the authority federal agencies received in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks, including the monitoring of some religious groups and surveillance on mosques without evidence of suspected criminal activity.
Mosques are of course where the terrorists are recruited and the terror plots are hatched.
This absurd edict is the equivalent of trying to fight World War II while under orders not to “discriminate” against Nazis.
Never mind the dog and pony show with the pinprick missile attacks that occur only after warnings have been issued. Obama is for all intents and purposes on the side of ISIS, al Qaeda (sorry, I forgot we are supposed to call it the Khorosan Group now), Hamas, et cetera; that is, he is standing with the Muslims against us, just like he said he would.
On tips from Petterssonp and Ben S.
Don’t spend precious time on football unless you are ready to accept that it has become predominantly a black sport, and consequently everything is always about race. You can’t even compliment anyone without being accused of racism. Here’s the reaction when people call Mike Tomlin of the Steelers a “player’s coach”:
Later Tomlin said he was “not insulted by that term in any way.” But sportscasters are advised not to apply it to him again.
There is literally nothing you can say that won’t be regarded as racist, leaving you with two choices: (1) don’t say anything or (2) don’t give a damn if they call you a racist.
Via The Steelers Fans, on a tip from JusttheTipHQ.
Now that massive Third World immigration (most of it illegal) has turned California from the Land of Reagan into a giant Massachusetts, Texas is all that stands between Democrats and total domination of the federal government. There isn’t much they won’t do to flip it into the socialist column.
James O’Keefe wondered if the Democrat outfit Battleground Texas would report a worker who confessed to violating election laws. Here is the answer:
While this hardly rises to the level of the systematic voter fraud perpetrated by Obama’s alma mater ACORN, neither does it show a high regard for the sanctity of elections.
Previously, Project Veritas nailed Battleground Texas for illegally copying voter data.
On tips from Manuel.
Progressives target children for indoctrination at very young ages. This is why liberals are big on preschool, and why kids are subjected to books like Why Mommy Is a Moonbat:
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a conservative antidote to this crapola? Soon we will:
What better gift for nieces and nephews with liberal parents?
You can back the project and see the rewards for various pledge amounts at Kickstarter.
Obama has continuously broadcast the message that all Third-Worlders are welcome aboard the American welfare gravy train, and has steadfastly refused to seal the border. Two weeks ago he sent thousands of US troops into Ebola-infested Liberia, even while ruling out sending troops to fight ISIS in Iraq. Consequently this story is taking no one by surprise:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States Tuesday.
Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas officials said in a statement Monday that an unnamed patient was being tested for Ebola and had been placed in “strict isolation” due to the patient’s symptoms and recent travel history.
This brings us one step closer to being fundamentally transformed into a Third World country. Once America is indistinguishable from every other diseased, dysfunctional hellhole, liberals won’t have to feel guilty anymore.
On tips from Mr. Mentalo and Byron.
We will know we have reached the end game — the part where the Second Amendment needs to come into play — when liberals stop gradually eroding the Constitution and progress to tearing it to shreds so as to replace it with a new document that will explicitly reject individual liberty and affirm their malign ideology of race-based collectivist tyranny. According to some, that time is at hand:
We need a new constitution: Here’s how we save American democracy from charlatans, loudmouths and the 1 percent http://t.co/klyPA1pMl0
— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) September 28, 2014
The Vice Chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee urges us to heed moonbat college professors writing at Salon.com, who fantasize about inflicting a whole new constitution. They blame the recent decline of the nation not on the lunatic flower child ideology of the 1960s now being imposed by the establishment, nor on Obama’s catastrophic Affirmative Action presidency, but on the same Constitution that made the country great and held it together for over 2 centuries:
The most recent NBC/Wall Street Journal poll says that a clear-cut majority is disgusted with the present political scene and retains little hope that future generations will fare as well as we have. As candidates get down and dirty in the lead-up to midterm elections, 60 percent say the country is in a general state of decline. A mere 19 percent of those polled have a favorable opinion of Republicans in Congress; their Democratic colleagues (or “colleagues”) poll at 31 percent. But the most remarkable number is 79: that’s the percentage of the politicized public that presently voices its discontent with the entire American political system as constituted; and fully half of the respondents said “very dissatisfied.” […]
Though they haven’t articulated it as such, Americans want a new constitution that actually does what the original Constitution was supposed to do: serve the public good.
Or maybe we haven’t articulated our wish to replace the Constitution with the authoritarian leftist document the authors go on to describe at tedious length because we want the Constitution restored, not discarded.
Imagine living under a constitution written by the same people who imposed ObamaCare, at the urging of the sort of communist kooks who publish their malevolent screeds at Salon.com. At least the government would finally build that promised fence on the border. They would need it to keep us from escaping to Mexico.
On tips from Petterssonp.
You would think that scoring a one-on-one interview with the President of the USA right after he kinda sorta declared war would provide a big ratings boost. But not if the POTUS — like his dog and pony show of a kinda sorta war — is an unfunny joke that the American public has tuned out:
CBS’ Sunday lineup fell from last week. […T]he drop was steepest at 7 PM, with 60 Minutes (1.1) off by 69% from last Sunday[…].
That’s quite a plunge. Apparently no one cared to hear Obama tell self-serving lies to obsequious soft baller Steve Kroft.
At least the liberal media establishment that hyped him into power still likes him:
The sympathetic news media is avoiding mentioning his name, instead they are blaming the lack of a football intro for the massive collapse in ratings Sunday night for President Barack Obama’s appearance on CBS’ 60 Minutes. Americans turned away from watching Obama even though he was being interviewed about the nation’s new war on ISIS. […]
A gold star goes to Hal Boedeker at the Orlando Sentinel for apparently being the only reporter to mentioned Obama in reporting on 60 Minutes’ ratings however he did not mention the huge ratings drop.
Reports could either mention the 60 Minutes rating collapse or mention that it featured Obama. Mentioning both would be racist.
On tips from Byron and Petterssonp.
Is this still a free country? If so, we still enjoy the fundamental right of freedom of association. That would mean there will be no retaliation from the Islamophile federal government over Jan Morgan’s announcement that Muslims are no longer welcome at her Hot Springs, Arkansas business, the Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range.
The policy is well-founded. From the owner’s website:
The primary reasons I do not want muslims shooting at my range are listed:
1) The Koran (which I have read and studied thoroughly) and (which all muslims align themselves with), contains 109 verses commanding hate, murder and terror against all human beings who refuse to submit or convert to Islam. Read those verses of violence here.
2) My life has been threatened repeatedly by muslims in response to my publication of those verses from their Koran. Why would I want to rent or sell a gun and hand ammunition to someone who aligns himself with a religion that commands him to kill me?
3) * The barbaric act of beheading an innocent American in Oklahoma by a muslim
* the Boston bombings (by muslims)
* the Foot Hood mass shooting (by a muslim) that killed 13 people and injured over 30 people
* and the murder of 3000 innocent people (by muslims) on 9/11
This is more than enough loss of life on my home soil at the hands of muslims to substantiate my position that muslims can and may follow the directives in their Koran and kill here at home.
4) Two muslims walked in to my range last week with allah akbar ring tone and message alert tones on their smart phones. They spoke very little english, one did not have proof of U.S. citizenship, yet they wanted to rent and shoot guns.
Their behavior was so strange, it was unnerving to my patrons. No one would enter the range to shoot while they were there. Some of my customers left.
(can you blame them?)
5) * Muslims, who belong to and, or, support ISIS, are threatening to kill innocent Americans.
* Muslims, who belong to or support AL Qaeda, are threatening to kill innocent Americans.
* Muslims who belong to or support HAMAS are threatening to kill innocent Americans.
See a common thread here?
6) I have a federal firearms license… The ATF informed us when we received the license that if we feel any reason for concern about selling someone a firearm, even sense that something is not right about an individual, or if we are concerned about that persons mental state, even if they pass a background check, we do not have to sell that person a gun.
In other words, a federal agency has given us this kind of discretion for service based on the nature of the business. I can and have turned people away if I sense an issue with their mental state.
7) I understand that not all muslims are terrorists. […] Since I have no way of discerning which muslims will or will not kill in the name of their religion and the commands in their koran…I choose to err on the side of caution for the safety of my patrons. […]
In summary, people who shoot at my range come from all religious backgrounds… some are atheists… I do not care about their religious beliefs until or unless those beliefs command them to commit violent crimes against innocent people and I witness those crimes increasing, as we all have lately.
If you had received death threats by muslims, would you want the government telling you that you had to allow them in to your home or business and hand them a loaded gun?
I will do whatever is necessary to provide a safe environment for my customers, even at the cost of the increased threats and legal problems this decision will likely provoke.
Jan Morgan- owner / The Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range
Ironically, gun ranges are the one place Americans are relatively safe from Muslims, since everyone there is armed, and any Religion of Peacenik who starts murdering people to please their evil god will be cut down quickly. Nonetheless it is Morgan’s store, and if she doesn’t feel it wise to provide guns to Islamists, that is her decision to make. Any non-Muslim within driving distance is encouraged to patronize her business; she will need every penny she can lay her hands on to fight off the lawsuits and federal government.
If she has the courage to stand up to both Islamic maniacs and the Injustice Department, she can probably withstand being denounced as a “bigot” by foolish moonbats even at pro-gun sites who don’t understand that she is not denying anyone their rights, because her business is private.
We will hear sanctimonious squawking about the First Amendment’s protection of religious freedom from liberals who normally undermine this clause at every opportunity. But even if you regard Islam as a legitimate religion and not a fascistic death cult, the First Amendment protects people from the government, not from Jan Morgan. If you want to worship Allah at the gun range, you are still free to do it at someone else’s.
Kudos to this brave woman.
On tips G. Fox, ScarletPimpernel, Wiggins, and Petterssonp.
For once climate kook doomsayers have some good news. “Climate change” can help you lose weight. This is because the imaginary phenomenon of manmade global warming is effecting gravity itself. From Slate yesterday:
Gravity—yes, gravity—is the latest victim of climate change in Antarctica. That’s the stunning conclusion announced Friday by the European Space Agency.
“The loss of ice from West Antarctica between 2009 and 2012 caused a dip in the gravity field over the region,” writes the ESA, whose GOCE satellite measured the change. Apparently, melting billions of tons of ice year after year has implications that would make even Isaac Newton blanch. …
The biggest implication is the new measurements confirm global warming is changing the Antarctic in fundamental ways. Earlier this year, a separate team of scientists announced that major West Antarctic glaciers have begun an “unstoppable” “collapse,” committing global sea levels to a rise of several meters over the next few hundred years. …
Current best estimates show that global seas could be as much as 50 inches higher by century’s end, due in large part to ice melt in West Antarctica.
Wow, that’s scary. Unless you read this in the same publication a week ago last Thursday:
For four days in a row this week, sea ice surrounding Antarctica has broken all-time records. But—get this—the ice is expanding, not shrinking.
It’s the third consecutive year that the icebergs that surround the continent have expanded into unseen territory.
Oh but that’s sea ice, not land ice. Whatever. The ice isn’t melting because it is not getting warmer, proving the entire theory the hoax is based on to be false.
But maybe if they hype the herd into enough of a panic, not enough people will realize what is going on until they have centralized the economy and it is too late to get our relative freedom and standard of living back.
On a tip from Wiggins. Hat tip: Young Conservatives.
We already know that New York’s rulers do not welcome non-leftists. As Governor Andrew Cuomo put it,
“Who are they? Are they these extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay? Is that who they are? Because if that’s who they are and they’re the extreme conservatives, they have no place in the state of New York, because that’s not who New Yorkers are.”
We also know that according to its leadership, there are no homosexuals in Iran:
Vilified as a Holocaust denier, a supporter of terrorism and a backer of Iraqi insurgents, the president of Iran was actually able to make New Yorkers burst into laughter – though he did not intend to.
“In Iran we don’t have homosexuals like in your country,” Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said at Columbia University … in response to a question about the recent execution of two gay men there.
So no one should be surprised to hear left-wing Senator Chuck Schumer shout that no one in the entire state of New York fails to embrace liberals’ global warming hoax:
“[A]nybody in New York who doubted the effects of climate change changed their minds after Sandy,” Schumer is seen saying in a YouTube video posted by act.tv.
Needless to say, any causal relationship between the 2012 storm Sandy and global warming, or climate change, or global cooling, or climate disruption, or climate non-stasis, or whatever they are calling their crumbling hoax this week would be tenuous at best, even assuming that the climate is determined by human activity and the amount of regulation tyrants like Schumer inflict to restrict it.
The relationship between Democrat rhetoric and reality is still more tenuous.
On a tip from Petterssonp. Hat tip: Weasel Zippers.
Evidence accrues that a vote for Democrats is a vote for Islam and its terror war against Western Civilization:
A Democratic congressman has donated funds to a political group that was implicated in a criminal fund-raising operation for the jihad group, Hamas.
“Thank you Congressman James Moran for his generous personal donation to @CAIRNational at #CAIRturns20,” said a tweet from Linda Sarsour, the host at a Sept. 27 fund-raiser for the jihad-linked Council on American Islamic Relations. …
The Islamic group also gave the Democrat a “Lifetime Achievement Award” during the fundraising event, which provided CAIR with at least $350,000.
What does a congresscritter need to do to get such an award from a terrorist front group, other than give them money? Propaganda support is always appreciated:
Critics say the Democrat has repeatedly suggested that Jews are responsible for starting various wars in the Arab countries.
CAIR mostly serves to generate propaganda itself. But it has also directly raised funds for terrorists.
In 2009, a judge confirmed the Justice Department’s decision to name CAIR, its founder and [Executive Director Nihad] Awad as unindicted co-conspirators in a scheme to smuggle funds to Hamas, which is a jihadi affiliate of the Muslim Brotherhood. …
Five men in the smuggling ring were sentenced to jail in 2009, including two who were given 65-year sentences. …
Separately, five CAIR employees or employees have been jailed or deported for terror-related offenses.
Alarmingly, Moron isn’t the only Democrat on cozy terms with CAIR. As noted here some time ago, plenty of Dems have taken money from these jihadists, presumably in return for influence. Then there is the Stander With the Muslims in Chief:
In June 2012, a top White House official said administration officials have had 100s of meetings with CAIR. “There is [sic] hundreds of examples of departments and agencies that meet with CAIR on a range of issues,” George Selim told The Daily Caller, after being asked if his office refuses to meet with any Muslim groups. Selim is the White House’s director for community partnerships.
CAIR money continues to buy favor in Congress:
The cheapest tickets cost $5,000, and the most expensive were $30,800 per couple, according to the event invite from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which used the cash to fund Democratic candidates.
This may cast some light on why Democrats are willing to go along with Obama’s failed policy of siding with the rabidly anti-American Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Libya.
On a tip from TaterSalad.