Is PG County Government trying to affect the Governor’s race?

I saw this in my facebook stream yesterday afternoon, and immediately wondered if this was even legal:

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The craziest part about this, is that the information attached to the little video in the facebook post is not correct. Last Sunday’s event was NOT a Candidate Forum, and the Gubernatorial Forum on Disability Issues was held at the National Federation for the Blind on Oct 9th in Baltimore, not Henry Wise High School in Upper Marlboro.

The event held at Henry Wise High was an Anthony Brown campaign event in which Obama spoke on behalf of Anthony Brown. The video is from the campaign event. The transcript of the video, as well as I can make it out is:

“(unintelligible) the systems failing. And these folks trying to make it harder to vote. This and That. There’s always a reason. You know what? There are no reasons. The future is (unintelligible). If you want better policies out of Washington, than you’ve got to vote for ’em. If you want better policies to continue in MD, than you’ve gotta vote for ’em. “

I’m not entirely sure this is legal, as I am new to Maryland, and not up on all of the election laws, so it is possible that no election laws have been broken.  However, it does not look kosher to have official county government pages posting video from a campaign event for the sitting Lt. Governor just 12 days out from the election, and the day before early voting starts.

NJ Gov Christie is smarter than most Conservatives give him credit for.

So just before the 2012 election, a devastating hurricane hit the NY/NJ Shore.  Seaside Heights, one of NJ’s biggest tourist locations, was decimated.  We all saw the images of the roller coaster floating in the water.  Gov. Christie gave President Obama a great photo-op and snuggled up to the BigO just before the election.  Many Conservatives lost their minds, and actually blamed Christie for Obama’s 2012 win.  The simple truth of the matter is that Chris Christie knew whose rear end he had to kiss to make sure the people of his state were taken care off. The Jersey Shore got it’s federal dollars, and today is back up and running, just in time for the summer tourist season.  It’s not all perfect, but it’s much better off than it was in November 2012.  Meanwhile, locations in New York, where Gov. Bloomberg did NOT kiss up to BigO, are still decimated.

Now, a bunch of GOP & conservatives are pissed at NJ Gov. Chris Christie for not just appointing a Republican to fill the slot of recently deceased Sen. Lautenberg.  Turns out, there’s good reason why Christie shouldn’t – NJ Special Election Law is all kinds of FUBAR:

New Jersey law has conflicting provisions on how long a governor’s Senate appointment can last until an election. In this case, it meant either this November or next. (I won’t go into all the details, but this provision suggests he could put it off til the general election in 2014, and this one appears to require that it be done in the 2013 general election.)

Christie might have helped out the national party (marginally) by sticking to his 2014 guns and appointing someone in the meantime, but he would have faced a messy political court battle which he might have lost. Do you want to be the governor who went to court to prevent an election from happening? And what if you lose on top of it all, in your own reelection year?

So instead, Christie rendered the legal dispute moot by doing something that both of the conflicting provisions allow him to do as an alternative — he called a special election. And in doing so, he went with the strict letter of the law in calling it for October 16. Contrary to what some are saying today, he could not have chosen November 5, even if he had wanted to.

via NJ-SEN: Christie called the election for October because he had to by law — sort of | Conservative Intelligence Briefing.

UPDATED: IRS also targets States run by Conservatives

AG & Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Cuccinelli says that the Federal Government is holding onto money owed VA for Medicare Fraud.

“Later, Treasury officials told us they wouldn’t even turn over the $95 million because of the sequester. This is despite the fact that it’s not federal money, but money that a private defendant paid to settle a case – money which was to be turned over shortly thereafter to our office and the other agencies involved in the investigation,” Cuccinelli says in the attorney general’s release. “Now the hold-up is the IRS, which, according to the Treasury Department, refuses to complete its paperwork so the money can be properly distributed,” he continued. “…It doesn’t take a year to complete the paperwork.”

So it now seems that the IRS is also targeting states run by conservatives. But then again, we already knew the Obama Administration was targeting Virginia. That was obvious when they shut down JFCOM the way they did, among other things.

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UPDATE:  Because Ken Cuccinelli gets results:

Calling out the Internal Revenue Service, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli on Wednesday said the federal agency was past due in returning $115 million to the state.

Hours later, Cuccinelli’s office announced that federal officials pledged to settle up.

Read it here.

Susan Rice gets a promotion

UN Ambassador Susan Rice, who is heavily involved in the coverup of the deaths of 4 Americans in Benghazi, has not only not been punished, she just got promoted.

Ms. Rice has just been named as President Obama’s National Security Adviser.

Shaking up his national security team, President Barack Obama tapped diplomat Susan Rice as his national security adviser, defying Republicans who have vigorously criticized her faulty explanation about the attack on Americans in Benghazi, Libya.

“Susan is the consummate public servant – a patriot who puts her country first,” Obama said while announcing Rice’s appointment Wednesday during a Rose Garden ceremony.

Rice will take over the top national security post from Tom Donilon, who is resigning after four years in the White House.

Is this Obama’s planned distraction from Scandalpalooza?

 

President Barack Obama has revealed the US has seen evidence of chemical weapons being used in Syria.

His announcement comes as Russia sends in advanced missiles to Syria in a move that highlights the depth of its support for President Bashar al-Assad.

via Obama’s ‘red line’ is crossed as he reveals US has evidence of chemical weapons being used in Syria while Russia sends advanced missiles to aid Assad | Mail Online.

Remember when Bill Clinton bombed an asprin factory in Sudan to distract us all from Monica news?

 

Boenher needs to go!

 

Cry-Baby Boehner has got to go. Not only does he “absolutely” trust Obama, He doesn’t think the debt crisis is an “immediate threat” & says that he is part of Obama’s “common-sense caucus.”  Somebody in the conservative movement needs to primary his butt.

Read it all at Breitbart.com.

FLOTUS Goes After Obese Parents

I swear this woman has an eating disorder & is forcing her psychosis on the the rest of us.

“But in the end, we also know that it’s not enough to simply change the way our children eat — we have to

change our own habits and behaviors as well. And this is final point I want to make today. We as parents are our children’s first and best role models and this is particularly true when it comes to their health. Research shows that kids who have at least one obese parent or more are then twice as likely to be obese as adults. So, as much as we might plead with our kids to “do as I say and not as I do,” we know that we can’t lie around on the couch eating French fries and candy bars and expect our kids to eat carrots and run around the block. But too often that’s exactly what we’re doing.”  FLOTUS Goes After Obese Parents.

What about those of us who have medical issues that cause us to gain weight? I’ve got a thyroid problem that went undiagnosed for several years, and has resulted in weight gain.

Or the fact that childbirth widens your hips and changes your bone structure?  I was a skinny size 12 when I got married.  I had my first baby, and my hips got so wide I can’t wear anything under a 20 just because of my hips.

I dare this woman to come talk to me.

Because the Obama Administration sees women as nothing but their “bits”

This was on the official Obama campaign Tumblr account:

 

Because, as a woman nothing else matters, right?  Certainly not:

Fast & Furious.
16 Trillion in debt. (That’s $16,000,000,000,000.00!!!)
8+% Unemployment that is really 16% unemployment.
The Obama Administration lying to the American People about the Benghazi Terrorist attack.
Obama’s Attorney General having ties to the Black Panthers & possibly terrorism.

I could go on, and on, and on, and on. But I don’t have enough time right now.

Code Pink, dressed as Giant Lady Parts.

But according to our President’s campaign – the same campaign that has made a 30-something activist law student the star of their campaign because she wants the government to pay for her birth control – according to the President’s campaign, women are nothing more than their “lady parts” and the only issue that matters is Birth Control (read: Abortion).

So, the democrats see me as nothing but a giant walking vay-jay-jay, but it’s the Republicans who don’t respect women and are waging a War on Women?

After blaming GOP for leaving him with the theoretical dinner bill, Obama forgets to pay his dinner tab.

Tuesday afternoon President Obama mixed his metaphors a bit at a fundraiser in Baltimore. (emphasis mine)

“If they start trying to give you a bunch of facts and figures suggesting that it’s true, what they’re not telling you is they baked all this stuff into the cake,” he said.

“I love listening to these guys give us lectures about debt and deficits. I inherited a trillion-dollar deficit. We had a surplus, they turned it into a deficit, built it into a structural deficit that lasts for decades, and — isn’t that something?” President Obama said at a fundraiser today.

“This notion that somehow we caused the deficits is just wrong. It’s just not true. Anybody who looks at the math will tell you it’s not true. If they start trying to give you a bunch of facts and figures suggesting that it’s true, what they’re not telling you is they baked all this stuff into the cake with those tax cuts and a prescription drug plan that they didn’t pay for and the wars,” he said.

“So all of this stuff is baked in, with all the interest payments for it, it’s like somebody goes to the restaurant, orders a big steak dinner, martini, all that stuff and then just as you’re sitting down, they leave and accuse you of running up the tab. That’s what they do,” he said.  (Via RealClearPolitics H/T Salon.com)

The following day, after basically accusing the GOP of skipping out on the bill for a steak dinner & martinis, our Illustrious Leader went out for some BBQ with a few guys, and proceeded to skip out on the bill.  Not.  Kidding.

Amid the bustle of President Obama’s surprise stop for barbecue Wednesday the White House apparently overlooked one key detail: the bill.

Celebrating Father’s Day early, the president had lunch with two service members and two local barbers at Kenny’s BBQ on Capitol Hill.

As the group chatted about fatherhood, the president enjoyed a steaming plate of pork ribs with hot sauce, collard greens, red beans and rice and cornbread.

The bill for the president and his four guests was $55.58, but was left unpaid at the point of sale, according to pool reports.

The White House corrected the oversight and settled up the tab by the end of the business day.  (Via ABCNews, h/t WeaselZippers)

You can’t make this stuff up.

 

UPDATE:  Gateway Pundit gave me a hat tip in his story here.

Because nothing says “Respect for the Presidency” like pounding the President’s face into the ground over & over again.

At yesterday’s Easter Egg Roll at the White House, President Obama’s staff had a very special treat for the kids: a basketball clinic featuring NBA players. And there was a second special treat for the children: the basketball itself featured the stern mug of one Barack Obama, as tweeted by ABC News’ Jake Tapper. As Keith Koffler points out at White House Dossier, “Apparently, the basketball lesson doesn’t include instruction in humility.”

via Breitbart.com.

Seriously?? So much did we the tax payer shell out?  Not just for the custom printed basketballs, but also for the NBA Players’ appearances?

 

Update:  Jake Tapper reports on Twitter that the Obama-Balls were NOT bought using Taxpayer money: