A new political ad created by a conservative group is being called the most outrageously racist and sexist in history.
Turn Right USA, a Republican political action committee, recently created an ad that features two Black men rapping about white California Dem. Janice Hahn. In the video, Hahn is depicted as a stripper who is dancing in between two gun-toting, male, black “gangsters” singing the lyrics, “Give me that cash ho, so we can shoot up the streets.” The ad also shows the stripper giving one of the men oral sex in the ad.
The video claims that Hahn allegedly hired gang members to be “gang intervention specialists” allowing them to get out of jail and commit more crimes.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has denounced the ad.
1.9 Million Fewer Americans Have Jobs Today Than When Obama Signed Stimulus
How do you rate President Obama's handling of the economy? (CNN POLL)
Poor 48% 103882 Fair 29% 62334 Good 24% 51939
USA Today: Obama seeks reshaped image for 2012 run. The Obama Brand in 2008 was pretty simple: Hope and change. Then things got complicated...
WASHINGTON —The Obama Brand in 2008 was pretty simple: Hope and change.
Then things got complicated.
The jobless rate on Friday ticked above 9% again. The housing market nationwide continues to fall. Gas prices are straining family's summertime budgets. President Obama's signature health care law to expand insurance coverage doesn't command majority support more than a year after it was signed into law. Washington negotiations on reducing the budget deficit are as polarized as ever.
Blue smoke and mirrors: A good campaign won’t save Obama
It was at about the same point in his administration that Jimmy Carter gave the so-called "malaise speech," which was originally meant to be a game changer for the administration. Carter had invited scores of party leaders up to Camp David to seek their advice on how to rescue his troubled presidency. Inflation had clocked in at 10.3 percent over the previous year. The price of a barrel of oil had increased by about 50 percent. While the unemployment rate was relatively low (under 6 percent), inflation was eating away at real incomes, leaving people extremely pessimistic about the future, and about the president, whose job approval was by that point in the low 30s. Meanwhile, a tax revolt was brewing on Carter's right, and, on his left, Ted Kennedy was sounding more and more like a presidential candidate.
Obama Blames High Unemployment on ATMs, Media Shrug Off Gaffe
On the June 14 edition of NBC's "Today," President Barack Obama ascribed part of the blame for the high unemployment rate to ATMs, yet most media outlets continue to ignore the gaffe.
"There are some structural issues with our economy where a lot of businesses have learned to become much more efficient with a lot fewer workers," lectured Obama in an interview with NBC's Ann Curry. "You see it when you go to a bank and you use an ATM, you don’t go to a bank teller, or you go to the airport and you’re using a kiosk instead of checking in at the gate."
Mom Charged With Stealing Education For Son, Jailed For Drugs
HARTFORD – Tanya McDowell, a homeless single mother accused of illegally enrolling her son in the wrong school district, appeared in court Monday after being arrested Friday for allegedly selling crack cocaine and marijuana to undercover officers near another school in Norwalk.
Norwalk investigators picked up McDowell on three drug warrants and then found more drugs on her during the arrest, police said, according to CBS affiliate WFSB.
In court on Monday, McDowell’s attorney said the drug cases are in retaliation to all of the negative publicity the city has received after she enrolled her son, now 6, in kindergarten last fall under her babysitter’s address.
“If this is a way to respond to her fighting back, this is a bad way to do it. It’s a terrible message,” Darnell Crosland, McDowell’s attorney said, reports the station.
Get Rid of Government--But First Make Me President!
by Ann Coulter
I consider all Republican debates time-fillers until New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie jumps in, but Monday night's debate did crystallize for me why I dislike libertarians. (Except one, who is a friend of mine and not crazy.)
They lure you in with talk of small government and then immediately start babbling about drug legalization or gay marriage.
"Get the government out of it" is a good and constitutionally correct answer to many questions, but it's not a one-size-fits-all answer to all questions.
It was a good answer, for example, when libertarian Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, was asked about government assistance to private enterprise and government involvement in the housing market.
But it's a chicken-shit, I-don't-want-to-upset-my-video-store-clerk-base answer when it comes to gay marriage.
Lib Comedian Garofalo: ‘Weiner is Being Thrown Under the Bus’
Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), who on Monday admitted that he lied about sending lewd pictures of himself via Twitter to a woman he didn’t personally know and that he had other assorted improper contacts with various women, still has at least one supporter left in Hollywood.
Weiner, whose close friends initially defended him until his confession last week, maintained the support of liberal comedian Janeane Garofalo while many in Hollywood shied away from the thoroughly disgraced Congressman.
The Hill reported that Garofalo appeared on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher,” and told the uber liberal host that “Anthony Weiner deserves to be supported and hopefully he will be mayor of New York one day. I’m serious. He is a Democrat [who] actually fights for the things liberals and progressive and rational people care about.
“I don’t know why he’s being thrown under the bus. He hasn’t done any — he hasn’t broke any laws,” she said.