Saturday, March 10, 2007

Straight From The (W)horse's Mouth


As if on cue, Representative David Obey (D-WI) gave JQWorld the kind of validation that only happens once in a... well, pretty much as often as one pays close attention to the deception vs. reality that happens in the subversive leftosphere.

In case you missed it, when confronted by a war mother in the hallway outside his office, Obey unleashed a torrent of insults against her and another passerby that you have to see to believe: video
here. Transcription here.

Although references were made to Obey's little tirade in certain (translation: non-leftist) media outlets, largely if not completely missed were two things:

- Obey's rants against "liberal groups"

- Obey's admission that his (deceptively-titled) military spending bill, the “U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Health and Iraq Accountability Act,” is actually a cloaked measure to, by his own admission, "end the war"

The first aspect of Obey's tirade that the MSM missed or deliberately ignored was this:

“The liberal groups are jumping around without knowing what the hell is in the bill,” he (Obey) bellowed.

“You don’t have to cut off funds for an activity that doesn’t exist... (S)o many of these liberal groups don’t adequately inform their members. They don’t have the full story about what we’re trying to do and they wind up not being able to distinguish their friend from their enemy. These people won’t take yes for an answer.”

“When you have misinformation or lack of information put into their head’s(sp), it’s a disservice to them and to me,” Obey said.

Gee --- where have we heard something like this, about how liberals (leftists) generate and rely on propaganda to mislead, misinform and/or incite hatred among their followers (and the general public)?

Oh, right ---

here at JQWorld, barely 2 days ago, in regards to Huffington Post, one of the top gathering spots for American leftists... see "Update 2:"

"(W)hile Queen Arianna claims that her site delivers ‘news and opinion,’ and has a fair and consistent ‘Comments Policy,’ let's be clear: at this point, HuffPost is nothing more than a leftist, subversive, propaganda-oriented blogsite with double-jointed double-standards to match --- whose headlines are maliciously crafted to be nothing more than red meat to mislead and incite hateful comments from the most ‘unhinged,’ ‘fringe’ elements (Arianna's terminology; see here) of the rabid left."

And in case you haven’t seen the Huffington Post's reality-manipulation, denial and obfuscation antics that were caught and documented in detail by yours truly last week, here’s a refresher:

HuffPost Insanity Part 3,243: Regret Over Failed Attempt on Cheney By Taliban

As Predicted: HuffPost's Cheney Thread Must Be A Right-Wing Conspiracy

The HuffPost Spin-Machine, Part 1

JQ Banned - 25th (and last) Time at HuffPost

Now, as to the second aspect of Obey's tirade that the MSM also failed or refused to expose to the American people: his deliberate misnaming and misrepresentation of a bill he has sponsored, which he named “U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Health and Iraq Accountability Act.”

Gee, that sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? "Readiness, health and accountability" --- who could possibly be against any of those things? Well, let’s delve a little further into what Obey said in his tirade about this bill, and what is actually in it (again, transcript here):

He (Obey) also continued to skewer “liberal groups” for failing to inform the members and the public that the war supplemental spending bill contains language aimed at ending the war. “Let me be frank: That kind of encounter (with the war mother, on video) is the kind of frustration this stupid war is causing across the board,” he said in an interview with The Hill. “I’m trying to figure out how to get the votes [for a spending bill] that is going to try to end our participation in that Iraq war…”

Asked about passing a resolution to end the war, Obey screamed that they did not have the votes. “We don’t have the votes to pass [a resolution],” he yelled. “We couldn’t even get the votes to pass a non-binding resolution one week ago. How the hell do you think we’re going to get the votes to cut off the war?”

“You cut off the funding,” an onlooker replied.

“How, if you don’t have the votes?” Obey roared in response. “That bill ends the war! If that isn’t good enough for you, you’re smoking something illegal. You’ve got your facts screwed up.” “We can’t get the votes! Do you see a magic wand in my pocket?” he continued, opening his suit jacket as if to display an empty pocket.

“We don’t have the votes for it. We do have the votes if you guys quit screwing it up.

"We do have the votes to end the legal authority for the war, that’s the same as de-funding it.”

Wow. So, let’s be clear: the “U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Health and Iraq Accountability Act” is actually a bill to give the most rabid anti-war, anti-Bush forces exactly what they want --- the de-funding of the war, our troops, and thus, declaring what is essentially our surrender to the jihadists in Iraq.

Our military commanders, soldiers and intelligence experts have all warned that if we are driven out of Iraq, we will have handed our jihadist enemies a victory that we will end up paying an enormous price for, both in the short- and long-term future --- because we will have taught them that if they just hit America hard enough and long enough, and use our own MSM against us (the daily bloodfest with on-the-hour updates, while not showing 1% of the progress that’s being made), they will emerge from this war victorious.

The pathetically hilarious part of this whole tirade of Obey’s is that it isn’t even the Republicans that he is whining about: it is the “new base” of the Democratic Party --- the seething, rabid, lunatic, jihadist-appeasing fringe that now thinks it has bought, and thus “owns” the DNC (according to

“In the last year, grassroots contributors like us gave more than $300 million to the Kerry campaign and the DNC, and proved that the Party doesn't need corporate cash to be competitive.

"Now it's our Party: we bought it, we own it, and we're going to take it back.”

- signed, “Eli Pariser, Justin Ruben, and the whole MoveOn PAC team”

Thanks to an observant person with a video camera, Obey was caught not only expressing his rage at this “new base” --- which actually believes it now "owns" the DNC --- and the way it has been manipulating information and using propaganda against him, but also, admitting what is really in his bill.

All in all, I’d say it was a hell of a day’s work.



Wow.. seems reason might be eeking out for an appearance in the nation's newspapers... if the Review-Journal editorial board is any indication (let's hope!) - read entire editorial here. Excerpts:

Hard-core liberals can't stand the Fox News Channel. Passing a television that's tuned to the conservative favorite forces many of them to close their eyes, cover their ears and scream, "La la la la la la la la la!" Then they dash to their computers and fire off 2,500 e-mails condemning the outlet, none of which are ever read...

But the socialist, Web-addicted wing of the Democratic Party was apoplectic. The prospect of having to watch Fox News to see their own candidates would have been torture in itself. So they set the blogosphere aflame with efforts to kill the broadcast arrangement, or at least have all the candidates pull out of the event. Before Friday, the opportunistic John Edwards was the only candidate to jump on that bandwagon...

The approach of outfits such as is so juvenile it's laughable...

WELL!!! Seems at least ONE of America's newspaper editorial boards hasn't been guzzling the Seething Leftarded Kook-Ade™ that constitutes a large portion of the daily dietary requirements for the rest of the MSM.



Maybe Rep. Obey is looking for a second, post-Congressional career as a "plumber?" Hat tip to Michelle Malkin's HotAir, from the Washington Post:

p>What do House Appropriations Committee Chairman David Obey (D-Wis.) and Richard Nixon have in common? They hate leakers.

So Obey, trying to stop colleagues' leaks about the Democrats' controversial Iraq war funding strategy, tried to trap the leakers.

"Three days ago, I gave several members of our caucus false information on purpose, because I wanted to see who the hell was leaking that information," Obey told National Journal. "So these people aren't being invited to the meetings anymore."

Asked who the suspects were, Obey spokeswoman Kirsten Brost said she had asked Obey but "he told me not to leak that information."

Committee member James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.), for one, said he does not believe he is a suspect. "I may leak, but I don't leak inaccurate information," Moran told our colleague Michael Shear.

Wow!!! And these are senior, experienced Democratic Congressmen.

Wonder what this all portends for Speaker Pelosi's appointment of William ("I don't know how that $90,000 in marked bills ended up in my freezer") Jefferson to the Houses's Homeland Security Committee? Or Patrick "Leaky" Leahy's current gig as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee?

Absolutely nothing, I'm sure.


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darwinita said...

do you know exactly what bill it is?

JonQuixote said...

Yes, it's called the “U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans’ Health and Iraq Accountability Act.”

It is not the "End The War In Iraq" bill, as it should have been named.