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Hewitt Award Nominee

Dec 4 2013 @ 5:15pm

“I think that we should proceed with sanctions so that the Iranians know that this is not an American deal with them … this is a Kerry/Obama deal with them and that the rest of Congress is not behind them,” – GOP congressman Duncan Hunter, in an interview in which he also supported nuclear war on Iran.

This man is not a fringe character. He is senior Republican member of the House Armed Services Committee. In contemplating whether to give Republicans control over foreign policy again, we truly have to grasp how radical they have become. Pre-emptive nuclear war is where the logic of neo-conservatism is leading us.

Update from a reader:

You’ll probably get a ton of emails about this, but Duncan D. Hunter isn’t a senior member of House Armed Services. He’s a member, alright, but pretty rank and file; it’s only his third term in Congress and he’s not even a subcommittee chair. The confusion is easy, though, because his father, who he replaced – also Duncan Hunter – was chairman of the committee for two Congresses before running for president in 2008.

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Oct 25 2013 @ 3:03pm

“Someone had posted something with a picture of Barack Obama and across it said ‘traitor.’ And, you know, I don’t always agree with the guy, I certainly didn’t vote for him but I gotta defend him on this one. I just don’t think it’s right at all to call Barack Obama a traitor. There’s a lot of things he’s done wrong but he is not a traitor. Not as far as I can tell. I haven’t come across any evidence yet that he has done one thing to harm Kenya,” - Larry Pittman, North Carolina state representative.

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Oct 4 2013 @ 3:58pm

“President Obama will negotiate with the Syrian butcher Assad and erase his red line, will capitulate to Vladimir Putin, and he will negotiate with the happy face of the killer regime in Iran, President Rouhani, but not with Republicans over issues all presidents have always negotiated over,” – Hugh Hewitt. (Award glossary here.)

It’s worth noting Hewitt’s constant lies. What president has ever “negotiated” repealing a duly enacted law because one faction in one House has decided that it will shut down the government and destroy the US and global economy if he doesn’t? When has such a thing ever happened before? What are the Republicans offering in return? Nothing but the maintenance of basic government functions. As Ponnuru has noted:

Many [House Republicans] want to force President Barack Obama to make major changes to his health-care law, and in return give him nothing but the debt-limit increase. There is no precedent for the satisfaction of such demands.

In contrast, Hewitt baldly states that all presidents have always done this. Hewitt is not a fool, just one of the most shame-free liars and propagandists in the public arena. And he intends to keep lying, to keep calling this the Democrats‘ shutdown, to keep repeating lies until they can gain some patina of truth among his followers.

Hewitt Award Nominee

Sep 10 2013 @ 11:17pm

“Twelve years after we were attack by al-Qaeda, twelve years after 3,000 Americans were killed by al-Qaeda, President Obama now asks us to be allies with al-Qaeda,” – Rand Paul, in a pre-taped response to the president’s speech. Award glossary here.

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Aug 20 2013 @ 6:39pm
by Patrick Appel

“With the addition of Sunny, the Obamas now have two black Portuguese water dogs. The Obamas do not have any white dogs, ” - Patrick Howley, Daily Caller.

Award Glossary here.

(Hat tip: Joe My God)

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Aug 15 2013 @ 1:29pm

“Where will [Obama] get his ‘national police’? The NaPo will be recruited from “young out-of-work urban men” and it will be hailed as a cure for the economic malaise of the inner cities. In other words, Obama will put a thin veneer of training and military structure on urban gangs, and send them out to channel their violence against Obama’s enemies. Instead of doing drive-by shootings in their own neighborhoods, these young thugs will do beatings and murders of people “trying to escape” — people who all seem to be leaders and members of groups that oppose Obama,” – Orson Scott Card, in an “experiment in fictional thinking” that “sure sounds plausible.” Award glossary here.

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Aug 2 2013 @ 3:40pm

“What I need from you is to know what you can do, you and your fellow non-communist colleagues in the lower House, what you can do to stop these communist tyrannical executive orders laid down by this foreign-born, America-hating communist despot?” – an Alabama tea-party supporter to congresswoman Martha Roby at a town hall meeting. (Awards glossary here.)

Roby did not refute the questioner’s lunatic question, and in fact followed up with a list of her oversight activities.

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Mar 6 2013 @ 6:00pm

“That’s right, you, the American voter, have become Mr. Obama’s voodoo doll, and he is jabbing you all over with sharp pins and placing demonic hexes on you right now as you read this. This is gonna hurt and you are going to feel it! He wants you to feel writhing pain and he wants you to associate that pain with the leaner government espoused by his political opponents — as well as the majority of American voters. In four short years, Obama has gone from hopeful orator promising a bright new future to economic terrorist, a spending jihadist,” – Charles Hurt, The Washington Times. Award glossary here.

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Jan 7 2013 @ 5:06pm

"I'm sure that the Arabs are drinking orange juice and toasting Hagel’s good health," – former New York mayor, Ed Koch, on the nomination of Chuck Hagel to head the Pentagon.

Note his use of the phrase "the Arabs." One amorphous entity. Do you think any public figure could use the equally foul term "the Jews" when discussing those with whom he disagrees? Or do you think he'd be called a bigot – and deserve to be?

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Nov 7 2012 @ 3:18pm

"What happened? A political narcissistic sociopath leveraged fear and ignorance with a campaign marked by mendacity and malice rather than a mandate for resurgence and reform. Instead of using his high office to articulate a vision for our future, Obama used it as a vehicle for character assassination, replete with unrelenting and destructive distortion, derision, and division," - Mary Matalin, NRO.

Award glossary here. Reader submissions are always welcome.

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Nov 6 2012 @ 2:19pm


Awards glossary here.

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Sep 12 2012 @ 11:09am

(Hat tip: Goldblog )

Award glossary here.

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Aug 24 2012 @ 2:37pm

"I love being home, in this place where Ann and I were raised, where but the both of us were born, Ann was born at Henry Ford hospital, I was born at Harper hospital. No one has ever asked to see my birth certificate. They know that this is the place that we were born and raised," – Mitt Romney, campaigning in Michigan. His campaign denies it was a dig at Obama. Awards glossary here.

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Aug 23 2012 @ 11:44am

"[President Obama is] going to try to hand over the sovereignty of the United States to the (United Nations), and what is going to happen when that happens? I'm thinking the worst. Civil unrest, civil disobedience, civil war maybe. And we're not just talking a few riots here and demonstrations, we're talking Lexington, Concord, take up arms and get rid of the guy. Now what's going to happen if we do that, if the public decides to do that? He's going to send in U.N. troops. I don't want 'em in Lubbock County. OK. So I'm going to stand in front of their armored personnel carrier and say 'you're not coming in here'," – Judge Tom Head of Lubbock County, Texas.

Sometimes it feels to me as if this campaign – with its entrenched support for both sides so dominant and the space for actual persuasion so minimal – is less a campaign than a cold civil war. Almost exactly along the same regional and racial lines as the real one.

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Jul 27 2012 @ 2:12pm

"The question is why? Why is the Obama administration shunning potential allies and empowering enemies? Why has the administration gotten it wrong everywhere? In an attempt to get to the bottom of this, and perhaps to cause the administration to rethink its policies, a group of US lawmakers, members of the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees led by Rep. Michele Bachmann sent letters to the inspectors-general of the State, Homeland Security, Defense, and Justice departments as well as to the inspector-general of the office of the director of National Intelligence. In those letters, Bachmann and her colleagues asked the Inspectors General to investigate possible penetration of the US government by Muslim Brotherhood operatives….

In spearheading an initiative to investigate and change this state of affairs, Bachmann and her colleagues should be congratulated, not condemned. And their courageous efforts to ask the relevant questions about the nature of Muslim Brotherhood influence over US policymakers should be joined, not spurned by their colleagues in Washington, by the media and by all concerned citizens in America and throughout the free world," – Caroline Glick, Jerusalem Post.