Whose ‘War on Women™,’ Sen. McCaskill?

Missouri’s Claire McCaskill is of course taking advantage of Todd Akin’s fit of idiocy, and the Democrats are using Akin for a fresh push on the tired “Republican War on Women™” meme.

Democrats are also thrilled that Bill Clinton is on board with their efforts to re-elect Obama. Bubba has even recorded an ad for Obama.

With that in mind, bringing this “War on Women™” thing full circle is Claire McCaskill, circa 2006, who said she wouldn’t let Clinton anywhere near her daughter:

Having Bill Clinton as one of your front men when you’re going after the other party for a “War on Women™” is like recruiting Michael Moore to lead your effort to convince people your opponents are fat-asses.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled Republican War on Women!

(h/t Dana Loesch)

Team Obama Laments ‘The End?’

This is the end
Beautiful friend
This is the end
My only friend, the end
Of our elaborate plans, the end

–The Doors
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Before reading, for the appropriate background music, click the video below.

From Pundit Press:

In a new mass-email to campaign supporters, President Barack Obama voiced concern over the surge in fundraising that Republican Mitt Romney has put together.

“We’re getting outspent by wide margins in critical battleground states,” he explains, “and what we do about that today could be the difference between winning and losing on November 6th.”

The email, titled “The end?,” further trembles, “It’s August 23rd. And 75 days from now, I’ll either be looking at another four years in the White House — or the end of this opportunity.”

Another four years to continue his “opportunity”? A glance at the results of the first four years worth of “opportunity” indicates that yes, hopefully, with a little luck and a mass electorate awakening — this is indeed the end.

Side note: I’ve been trying to figure out why those dots below are appearing at the end of posts, but so far unsuccessfully.

Barack the Humble: It’s Very Rare I Come to an Event Where I’m Like the Fifth or Sixth Most Interesting Person

The awesome responsibilities of the presidency have certainly pumped The One full of humility:

This evening at the president’s “NBA heroes” fundraiser in New York City, featuring Michael Jordan and Carmelo Anthony, Barack Obama was star struck.

“It is very rare I come to an event where I’m like the fifth or sixth most interesting person,” President Obama said, according to the pool report. “Usually the folks want to take a picture with me, sit next to me, talk to me. That has not been the case at this event and I completely understand.”

No longer the Most Interesting Man in the World — but don’t worry, he’s still the most arrogant:

In other Obama news, have you seen the most fitting picture of Obama ever taken?

(h/t Andrew Malcolm)

Underexposed FLOTUS Serving as ‘Guest Editor’ at iVillage

Michelle Obama makes the Kardashians look reclusive. Here’s the latest place she can be spotted, along with some other, uh, advice:

First Lady Michelle Obama this week is serving as guest editor for iVillage.com, NBC’s “community of online women” that offers sexually explicit material, including graphic sex tips from prostitutes, “20 kinky things you SO can do,” and a list of “naughty” apps for mobile devices.

Michelle Obama is identified as a “Guest Editor” on all of the website’s pages, including several titled “Love & Sex.” Video clips of iVillage interviews with Mrs. Obama appear on some of those sexually-oriented pages, although the first lady herself does not discuss sex.

Here’s the FLOTUS section on the main page:

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Scroll down from that a bit and you’ll find separate iVillage advice gems like these:

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F*#k cabbage sloppy joes… there’s a new “Let’s Move!” in town!

This isn’t unprecedented among First Ladies. America was once exposed to similar placement when Mamie Eisenhower was on the cover of Life:

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Tampa Police to Hand Out ACLU-Written Protester Guides at GOP Convention

Because the cops will have nothing better to do:

Tampa Police will hand out a guide with tips for protesters during the Republican National Convention.

The Tampa Bay Times reports the guide has maps of the official parade route, the designated protest areas, and places to use the restroom, cool off, get water and seek first aid.

The guide lists banned items, gives advice on avoiding heat-related illnesses, and provides phone numbers for the RNC call center, the Hillsborough County jail and the America Civil Liberty Union’s hotline.

The guide was written with input from the ACLU.

Tampa officials say the guide is part of an effort to reach out to groups ranging from downtown businesses to out-of-town protesters.

Places for protesters to use the restroom? Since when is that a problem?

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So, will the police be handing out tips and DNC phone numbers to protesters at the Dem convention in Charlotte? I know… had to ask though.

Todd Akin Ad: Sorry About That Stupid Thing I Said About Rape… Forgive Me?

Missouri voters are looking for any excuse under the sun to rid the Senate of Obama lackey Claire McCaskill. In one idiotic statement, Todd Akin blew his big lead, gave McCaskill new life and could even cost the Republicans a chance at taking control of the Senate.

Forgive him?

When you’re already doing a “please forgive me” ad during the campaign, you’re toast.

Yes, these were just words — it’s not as if Akin had a rest stop romp with a 17 year old boy or did his own rendition of Larry Craig’s hit song “Tap three times on the stall partition if you want me,” but what he said was irretrievably ludicrous. This election is huge, and in the big game, if one of your players makes a dumb mistake at a crucial time, you pull him. At the very least Akin would be nothing but an unnecessary distraction from this point on.

The NRSC has placed Akin on the red-headed stepchild list, and much of the GOP wants him to step aside. Will he? I don’t see how it can be avoided.

Update: Yet another apology ad from Akin:

(h/t Michelle M)

Obama: Nobody Has Accused Mr. Romney of Being a Felon

President Obama hastily called his first press conference in quite a while in order to take political advantage of Todd Akin’s stupidity, which is apparently now responsible for the economic disaster that’s taken place these past few years. But in addition to that, Obama said nobody (in his administration) has accused Mitt Romney of being a felon:

Okay, they haven’t said Romney has committed a felonious act… just that he might have:

Mitt Romney either lied in federal filings that show he worked at Bain Capital through 2002 and could be guilty of a felony, or has lied to the American people in saying he left the company in 1999, the Obama campaign is arguing in light of news reports on the firm’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

“This is serious business,” said Bob Bauer, the Obama campaign’s counsel, in a conference call for reporters coming after the Boston Globe published a story Thursday that calls into question the timeline of Romney’s involvement of the firm that the Republican candidate has been promulgating for years.

Deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter laid out the issue as the Obama team sees it: “Either Mitt Romney, through his own words and his own signature, was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the SEC, which is a felony.”

“Or,” she said, “he was misrepresenting his position at Bain to the American people to avoid responsibility for some of the consequences of his investments,” including layoffs and the outsourcing of jobs.

Greasy Axelrod and Debbie Downer agree, and yet not a single person in the press corps followed up to call BS on Obama’s claim.

Newsweek Finally Decides to Get Serious About Selling Magazines

Compared to Newsweek covers we’re all accustomed to, this is quite a departure:

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More:

Newsweek’s latest cover story comes from none other than noted historian Niall Ferguson. The article, titled “Hit the Road, Barack,” argues that President Obama has proven that he‘s an economic illiterate and that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan’s “path to prosperity is our only hope.”

“Unemployment was supposed to be 6 percent by now. It has averaged 8.2 percent this year so far. Meanwhile real median annual household income has dropped more than 5 percent since June 2009. Nearly 110 million individuals received a welfare benefit in 2011, mostly Medicaid or food stamps,” writes Ferguson.

“Welcome to Obama’s America,” he adds.

“America under this president is a superpower in retreat, if not retirement. Small wonder 46 percent of Americans — and 63 percent of Chinese — believe that China already has replaced the U.S. as the world’s leading superpower or eventually will.”

Team Obama is expected to offer the following stinging rebuttal: “But… Mitt Romney’s not releasing his taxes!”