Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Todd Akin: Don't Go Away Mad...Just Go Away

Todd Akin...another idiotic Republican trying to expound on social issues when the election is all about the economy and repealing ObamaCare. Recall that the GOP tossed away some victories in 2010 because some of their lame candidates foolishly went there.

Memo to GOP candidates everywhere: Never take the bait from the media about social issues, okay?

As Ann Coulter writes, "This is no time for another foot-in-the-mouth, Trent Lott Republican to be dominating the national political discussion. The country is at stake."

Coulter, who sometimes goes off the deep end herself, appropriately recalls the case of former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens, who was railroaded by corrupt federal prosecutors to the detriment of the entire country:
 U.S. Senator Ted Stevens was completely innocent of the crimes he was charged with – as we now know – but because he refused to withdraw from the senate race while he was under investigation in 2008, Republicans lost a sure Senate seat in that election. If Stevens had stepped aside and let another Republican run, Obamacare would not have become the law of the land.
That’s how important a single Senate seat can be.
The Missouri Senate election was destined to be an easy win for the GOP until this fool revealed himself to be a total loser. It's time for him to drop out and let a qualified viable candidate (perhaps Sarah Steelman who ran in the closely contested Republican primary) take over and defeat the very beatable Obama rubber stamp Claire McCaskill.


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Bob Beckel, Racist

The Fox News Channel has gone a recent hiring spree for leftists, which in theory makes the discussions more interesting, assuming the liberal can muster up anything other than propaganda, which they seldom can.

Whose the worst liberal talking head on Fox News? There are so many to choose from, aren't there?

Tamara "it's Bush's fault" Holder and Alan Colmes have to be at the bottom of the barrel, though. Or how about chief Obama apologist Juan Williams, who was fired by NPR because he was too conservative.

But the oafish Bob Beckel of The Five, who revealed himself in this clip to be a stone-cold anti-Semite, is long overdue from being outsourced and testing Obama's wonderful economy that he loves so much. Apart from this bigoted comment, his "I don't know anything about popular culture...I don't know how to use technology" act is very, very lame. Jehmu Greene, who also made a racially charged comment on Fox News but for some reason wasn't fired, is also awful.

To their great discredit, the other panelists on The Five treated this remark as a big joke.

President, Vice President...Close Enough for Government Work

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

In General Counsel Online For Four Years

Thank you for your continued readership of the In General Counsel blog which now marks four years of activity. Because of the crush of other deadline-sensitive work, postings have been light lately, but we will get back on track with fresh content soon.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

ICE Agent Arrests Illegal--ICE Agent Faces Suspension

An ICE agent is threatened with suspension for not letting an illegal alien (age 35) go free.

Obama's Orwellian immigration policy: Up is down, right is wrong, and ignorance is strength:

"A Statistically Impossible Lack of Diversity"

Breaking news: Leftist gatekeepers control academia.
It's not every day that left-leaning academics admit that they would discriminate against a minority.
But that was what they did in a peer-reviewed study of political diversity in the field of social psychology, which will be published in the September edition of the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science.
Psychologists Yoel Inbar and Joris Lammers, based at Tilburg University in the Netherlands, surveyed a roughly representative sample of academics and scholars in social psychology and found that "In decisions ranging from paper reviews to hiring, many social and personality psychologists admit that they would discriminate against openly conservative colleagues."

Gred Gutfeld Calls Out Rahm Emanuel On Chick-fil-A Hypocrisy

"Our Position on Jerusalem Hasn't Changed"

Michael Totten writes at World Affairs that...
White House press secretary Jim Carney refused to publicly name the capital of Israel yesterday. All he was willing to say when asked repeatedly is that the White House position on Israel’s capital hasn’t changed...
It’s a fact—not an opinion—that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital. Anyone who insists otherwise is in denial.  You may wish Tel Aviv was its capital. You may even wish a united Al Quds was the capital of the Arab state of Palestine. But those things can only be true in an alternate universe or in the future. In this universe, in 2012, Israel exists and Jerusalem is its capital.
 Only one of Israel’s national government buildings—the ministry of defense—is in Tel Aviv. All the others are in Jerusalem. And all of them are on the western side of the city inside the internationally recognized borders. The only people who dispute Israel’s right to exist in west Jerusalem are those who dispute Israel’s right to exist anywhere.
Apparently the only people who don't know that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel are those in the Obama administration.