The “Mainstream Media creepy obsession with Obama” story of the week comes to us by way of Pundit Press:
Tom Foreman is a CNN “reporter” who few have heard of. Maybe no one’s noticed him because he’s been writing letters to President Barack Obama. Often. Every single day, in fact. For four years. That’s 1,460 letters.
Mr. Foreman, however, has declared that he will no longer be sending Mr. Obama any letters, as he proclaimed in his aptly named article My last letter to the president. His article proudly explained:
CNN reporter and anchor Tom Foreman has been writing a letter each day, every day, to President Barack Obama since he was inaugurated four years ago. This is his last one.
What precisely was in the letters, on top of the sheer number of them, is particularly disturbing. The joy that this exercise gave Foreman at times is all the more unnerving.
Mr. Foreman often ended letters asking the President to “call when you can,” because he knows he’s busy. He told him about “a guy [who] started giving [him] a hard time” in junior high. He talked about “Rachel Ray [and] her recipe for Warm Provencal Chicken Salad!”
Uh, if this “reporter” wasn’t an MSM friendly I’m guessing he’d have had a chat with the Secret Service by now. And I’m sure Chris Matthews has already sent Foreman several “step off, bitch, he’s mine!” emails.
Foreman’s article about his daily letter writing campaign to Obama includes this:
I don’t know if he ever read a single line. All I know is that in almost every missive, I invited the president to give me a call. He never did. And I don’t blame him.
Me neither. Does anybody realize how many of these kinds of letters the president probably gets from “objective journalists” each day? It would be impossible for the White House to answer all of them.
After watching Barack Obama get re-elected even after giving the US economy a roundhouse kick to the danglers, the idea that America would put Joe Biden in the White House doesn’t seem as far-fetched as it once did. Plugs is a big sell with the “low information voters” that helped give Obama another four years, and now he’s the default go-to candidate (so far) for the Obama political machine.
Joe Biden summoned more than 200 Democratic insiders to the vice presidential residence Sunday night to chat about the 2012 triumph — but many walked away convinced his rising 2016 ambitions were the real intent of the long, intimate night.
“I took a look at who was there,” said longtime New Hampshire state Sen. Lou D’Allesandro, “and said to myself, ‘There’s no question he’s thinking about the future.’”
He’s right. Biden, according to a number of advisers and Democrats who have spoken to him in recent months, wants to run, or at least be well positioned to run, if and when he decides to pull the trigger. Biden has expressed a clear sense of urgency, convinced the Democratic field will be defined quickly — and that it might very well come down to a private chat with Hillary Clinton about who should finish what Barack Obama started.
“He’s intoxicated by the idea, and it’s impossible not to be intoxicated by the idea,” said a Democrat close to the White House. And the intoxication is hardly new. Officials working on the Obama-Biden campaign last year were struck by how the vice president always seemed to have one eye on a run, including aggressively courting the president’s donors.
However, just because Joe might be excited about a run doesn’t mean he’ll be successful. I mean, this is a guy who nearly had an orgasm about Solyndra let’s not forget, and we all know how that turned out.
I can already hear the slogan — Biden 2016: I’m Going to Give You the Whole Load:
Here’s an actual “Happy Anniversary, Roe v. Wade” video from the Center for Reproductive Rights featuring some actor I’ve never heard of who has appeared in some shows I’ve never watched. Unbelievably, it’s not a twisted parody — at least not intentionally.
Keep in mind as you watch that 55 million babies have been sucked from the womb and discarded since SCOTUS affirmed abortion — so let’s get it on!
Alternate video title: “Hey baby, if I ever knock you up it’s nice to know I won’t have to take responsibility for it… right?”
So the feminists are cool with this? I guess so.
And what about stereotypes? It’s been asked if anybody will be angry that these abortion-peddlers used a black man to shill for the number one killer in the black community? “Paging Jesse Jackson!” (cue crickets)
–Blocked IL law: Born Alive Infant Protection Act. (Oct 2011)
–Opposed born-alive treatment law because it was already law. (Oct 2008)
–Rated 100% by NARAL on pro-choice votes in 2005, 2006 & 2007. (Jan 2008)
–Voted against banning partial birth abortion. (Oct 2007)
–Supports Roe v. Wade. (Jul 1998)
–Voted NO on defining unborn child as eligible for SCHIP. (Mar 2008)
–Voted NO on prohibiting minors crossing state lines for abortion. (Mar 2008)
–Voted YES on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Apr 2007)
–Voted NO on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions. (Jul 2006)
Related story: The fact that lightning didn’t strike here puts my entire belief system in question.
John Boehner sat next to Michelle Obama at the several thousand calorie lunch after the inauguration. As Boehner chatted it up with the president, he made a couple of remarks to FLOTUS. Anybody want to take a crack at reading her body language in this short clip?
Judging from Michelle’s reaction, somebody wanted to focus on her food without interruption. I think Boehner asked her if she wanted to duck out back for a smoke with him.
Actor and “green” activist Leonardo DiCaprio has been working a lot and will be taking a break. Here’s what the environmentalist will be doing with the off time:
“I would like to improve the world a bit. I will fly around the world doing good for the environment,” added DiCaprio, in comments published in German.
Maybe Leo will have time to hook up with Al Gore — who just scored around $80 million by selling Current to a foreign oil cartel — on a “hypocrite environmentalists for reduced fossil fuel emissions” world tour.
Those darn violent Tea Partiers are at it again! Oh, wait:
A Wisconsin activist was arrested Tuesday at the state Capitol building just hours before Governor Scott Walker was to deliver his State of the State Address to Wisconsin lawmakers.
The man, Kvon R. Smith, had reportedly used Facebook to threaten to do harm at the Capitol. Law enforcement was ready for him and arrested him as he attempted to enter the building. Smith then reportedly claimed to have a Molotov cocktail in his backpack. Police evacuated portions of the capitol building and a bomb squad reportedly arrived and handled the backpack. Police did not say whether or not the backpack contained the explosive device the man allegedly claimed it did.
A search of the man’s apparent Twitter account reveals deep sympathies for Palestinians, support for other liberal and far-left causes, and claims of previous felony charges. Smith has also expressed support for the newest leftist movement, which previous Occupy supporters are beginning to flock to, named “Idle No More.” Less than 24 hours before being arrested, Smith stated on Facebook: “I’m in support of the Idle No More Movement.”
Ban Molotov cocktails!
I haven’t heard the MSM talking up that story at all — big surprise I know. A Google search brings up only mentions at Breitbart.com, The Blaze and The Daily Caller. If the affiliations were reversed we wouldn’t be hearing the end of it on every mainstream media outlet.
The White House today released letters from little kids pleading for gun control, just hours before President Obama is to release a comprehensive proposal to limit guns and ammunition. The letters were released to the Associated Press in what appears to be a coordinated effort to help shape the narrative the day of Obama’s announcement.
It’s a textbook, time honored, two-tiered “for the children” approach.
The letters are like this one. If kids wrote to the White House to call for action on the hundreds of thousands of babies abortion kills every year or all the debt they’re being saddled with would the White House release those?
Unfortunately it’s too late to schedule a press conference to start just after Obama is finished featuring children whose lives have been saved by people with guns:
Update: I just posted a list of the 23 executive orders Obama signed today, along with a few other things. Guns now fall partly under the purview of the health care system and the CDC? Just how the Founders envisioned, no doubt.
Later this week, Sheriff Joe Biden is expected to make recommendations to the president as what steps can be taken, in Plugs’ mind anyway, that will reduce gun violence. The White House is reportedly eyeing 19 suggested executive actions, including giving the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention authority on guns (which could come in handy when it comes to suggestions on how to keep my rifle from getting the flu).
Why doesn’t Obama just issue a presidential proclamation calling for all those in favor of gun control — especially the ones in the media who love giving out the names and addresses of people registered to own guns — to put a sign in their yards declaring “this home is proudly gun free” as a way of helping show where the guns aren’t? After all, if no guns makes a place much safer, who would have a problem putting a sign out declaring their home a secure area?
As The Project Veritas demonstrates, that’s an idea that won’t catch on:
There’s a lesson to be taken from things like this, but it’s too bad that it flies over the heads of much of the left.