Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) Says President Obama ‘Too Cautious’ on ISIS
Barack Obama, the Ditherer in Chief …
This Sunday on Meet the Press, Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein called Barack Obama a ditherer in dealing with ISIS. Host Andra Mitchell asked, “The fact is, they have been on the march now for months, if not years. So why does the president still say we don’t have a strategy yet? The Democrat Senator from California Feinstein’s exact response was, “I think I’ve learned one thing about this president, and that is he’s very cautious. Maybe in this instance, too cautious.” In other words, a ditherer.
- to be uncertain or indecisive
- state of indecision
- to act irresolutely; vacillate.
- To be nervously irresolute in acting or doing
ditherer – noun: a person who dawdles or is indecisive, pictorial definition, see Barack Obama.
ANDREA MITCHELL: The fact is, they have been on the march now for months, if not years. So why does the president still say we don’t have a strategy yet? Doesn’t that project weakness from the White House?
DIANNE FEINSTEIN: Well, I mean, I know what you want me to say. But I’m not going to say it in that sense. I think I’ve learned one thing about this president, and that is he’s very cautious. Maybe in this instance, too cautious. I do know that the military, I know that the State Department, I know that others have been putting plans together.
And so hopefully, those plans will coalesce into a strategy that can encourage that coalition from Arab nations, Jordan’s at jeopardy, Lebanon’s at jeopardy, the UAA and other countries are in jeopardy. So there is good reason for people to come together now and begin to approach this as a very real threat, that it in fact is.
ANDREA MITCHELL: The president back in January told The New Yorker magazine, David Remnick, that ISIS is the JV team. That was clearly wrong.
DIANNE FEINSTEIN: Well, I think it’s wrong too. I think it’s a major varsity team. And if you want to use those kinds of monikers. But I see nothing that compares with its viciousness. I’ve been on the intelligence committee now since before 9/11, and I’ve watched this evolution of non-state actors into world terror very carefully and closely.
And this is really the first group that has the wherewithal in terms of financing, the fighting machine in terms of a structure– a heavy equipment, heave explosives, the ability to move quickly, I mean, they crossed the border into Iraq before we even knew it happened. So this is a group of people who are extraordinarily dangerous. And they’ll kill with abandon
Posted August 31, 2014 by Scared Monkeys
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Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid Doesn’t Think Asians Are Smarter Than Anyone Else, Can’t Tell Them Apart
HARRY REID CAN’T TELL RIGHT FROM WONG …
On Friday speaking to the Asian Chamber of Commerce, Harry Reid (D-NV) joked about the stereo-type Asians and then some how thought it was okay to say that he could not keep his Wongs straight as they all looked alike. Are you kidding? Imagine what the fire storm would have been if he said the same thing about blacks? Imagine if these same comments were made by a Republican? There would not be calls for an apology, there would be cries for him to resign.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is making the rounds Friday after video surfaced of him cracking two jokes about Asians at a Las Vegas meeting.
Speaking to the Asian Chamber of Commerce, Reid joked about the stereotype regarding Asian intelligence.
“I don’t think you’re smarter than anyone else, but you’ve convinced a lot of us you are,” he said to chuckles.
Later, when someone mentioned a person with the last name “Wong,” Reid cracked: “One problem that I’ve had today is keeping my Wongs straight.”
National Review reminds us that the hypocrite Harry Reid was quick to go after his 2010 US Senate challenger Sharron Angle when she made an Asian joke:
While on the campaign trail in 2010, Reid criticized Republican challenger Sharron Angle for her own “Asian” comments. Angle came under fire for telling a group of Hispanic students that “some of you look a little more Asian to me.”
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is apologizing for comments he made in “poor taste” about Asian people.
The apology was prompted by remarks he made Thursday to the Asian Chamber of Commerce in Las Vegas and after video was posted by conservative trackers.
On Friday, Reid offered a mea culpa: “My comments were in extremely poor taste and I apologize. Sometimes I say the wrong thing.”
Will Socialist Senator from VT Bernie Sanders Run for President in 2016 … He Could Be Hillary Clinton’s Worst Nighmare
RUN BERNIE, RUN …
Will socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders of the People’s Republic of Vermont run for president in 2016? Sanders proudly embraces the moniker as a a Democratic socialist. Why shouldn’t he, the man is a socialist. One might as embrace what they are. He states in his interview that he describes his credo as a fight to protect America’s working class from what he sees as the threat of an approaching “oligarchic form of society.” In other words, capitalism is evil. Maybe this is exactly what the Democrat Presidential primary needs, an individual who actually reflects what the party has become, socialist. If Sanders puts his socialism where his mouth is, it could represent Hillary Clinton’s, the anointed one, worst nightmare. Many have been looking for Elizabeth Warren to run in 2016, some one that would run left of Hillary. Bernie Sanders certainly fills the bill.
This should be interesting. The reality is that Bernie Sanders more represents what the Democrat party has become these days.
Though Sanders isn’t making any secret of his possible 2016 presidential bid, he said he’s still determining whether he could generate a sufficient level of grassroots support on which to build a campaign.
“Look, it’s easy for me to give a good speech, and I give good speeches,” he said. “It is harder to put together a grassroots organization of hundreds of thousands of millions of people prepared to work hard and take on the enormous amounts of money that will be thrown against us.”
One of Sanders’ most likely competitors, should he choose to seek the Democratic nomination, is Hillary Clinton. And while Sanders praised Clinton for a successful career, he was critical of the Democratic Party’s seeming coronation of the former secretary of state.
“She has accomplished a lot of very positive things in her career, but I’m not quite sure that the political process is one in which we anoint people,” Sanders said.
Though he stopped short of criticizing Clinton directly, he said she is not a sufficient champion of his message for the middle class.
Sen. John Walsh (D-MT) Drops Out of U.S. Senate Race Amidst Plagiarism Scandal of U.S. Army War College Research Paper in 2007
Sen. John Walsh (D-MT) Drops Out of Senate Race …
U.S. Senator John Walsh drops out of the 2014 US Senate race in Montana. As if Democrats were not in enough trouble in losing the US Senate seat in Montana as Republican Steve Daines was firmly ahead of Sen. John Walsh in every poll, now this. The decision to no longer run for the Senate comes amid the controversy over allegations that Walsh plagiarized a US Army War College research paper in 2007. The New York Times reported last month that a review of a 2007 final paper suggests the decorated Iraq war veteran “appropriated at least a quarter of his thesis on American Middle East policy from other authors’ works, with no attribution.”
Democrats will now scurry to replace Walsh on the November ballot. Consider Montana officially gone for Democrats. Honestly, what a “RED” state like Montana is doing with two Democrat Senators is a mystery.
Newsbusters: Ha! Looks like Shannon Bream of Fox News owes Brent Bozell, the president of founder of the Media Research Center, a dinner.
Sen. John Walsh said Thursday he is pulling out of the Senate race because his campaign was distracted by the controversy over allegations that he plagiarized a U.S. Army War College research paper.
Walsh, a Democrat, said he decided to drop out of the race. He had canceled campaign events this week as he and his family discussed what he would do.
The New York Times reported July 23 that Walsh had plagiarized large portions of the research paper in 2007.
Walsh will serve out the rest of his Senate term, which ends in early January 2015.
Classic … Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander Supporters Cannot Name One Single Accomplishment of the Two Term Politician … BEAT LAMAR, VOTE JOE CARR!!!
Sorry, if your own supporters cannot name one accomplishment of a two term US senator, then it is time to retire or be voted out in a primary challenge …
Who say’s we are not fair and balanced? We criticized Hillary Clinton supporters for not being able to name one single accomplishment for her, well we are doing the same for incumbent Republican, two term US Senator Lamar Alexander. Watch the below video from BEAT LAMAR’s Michael Patrick Leahy as he interviewed several supporters of Lamar Alexander as they went in to the exclusive invitation only Lamar Alexander bus stop tour event in Chattanooga, TN on July 29, 2014. The Incumbent US Senator from the Volunteer state is actually have a bus tour that is by invitation only. Yes Tennessee, a real man of the people will to listen to all. UNREAL.
Hey Tennessee … WAKE UP!!! You have an opportunity to affect major change and actually have a true conservative represent Tennessee. Lamar Alexander as an abysmal conservative voting record, including voting with Barack Obama on Amnesty. Are you tired of the same old, same old? Then do something about it. Show up August 7 and cast your vote … BEAT LAMAR, VOTE JOE CARR!!!
CIA Director John Brennan Admits and Apologized For CIA Improperly Accessed/Hacked Senate Computers … Calls For Brennan to Resign
WELCOME TO CIA-GATE
According to a declassified CIA inspector general’s report as reported by ABC News, CIA officers improperly accessed Senate computers, read the emails of Senate staff, and exhibited a “lack of candor” when interviewed by agency investigators. CIA Director John Brennan apologized to Senate Intelligence Committee leaders for the CIA’s conduct, which was quite a a turnabout for the CIA directors previous comments that the CIA did anything wrong. Yup, no separation of powers scandal here.
The document, released Thursday by the CIA, is a summary of an internal CIA investigation that prompted CIA Director John Brennan to abandon his defiant posture in the matter and apologize to Senate Intelligence Committee leaders.
The inspector general concluded “that some CIA employees acted in a manner inconsistent with the common understanding reached between” the Senate Intelligence Committee and the CIA in 2009 regarding access to a shared classified computer network, Boyd said. The shared network had been used by Senate aides to access classified files on CIA interrogations. The CIA penetration occurred after the aides got a hold of documents that the CIA claimed were internal, but which showed that some CIA officials shared misgivings about the treatment of al Qaida detainees.
Central Intelligence Agency officers snooped on computers used by a Senate committee investigating the CIA’s interrogation program, an internal agency report has concluded—a critical finding in a bitter standoff between two government branches.
CIA Director John Brennan apologized to key senators, who were briefed this week on the CIA inspector general’s report, the agency said on Thursday.
The finding bolsters allegations by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.), the Senate intelligence committee chairwoman, who has denounced what she described as a CIA search of Senate computers that may have violated the Constitution’s separation of powers and Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches.
Sen. Mark Udall (D., Colo.), a member of the intelligence panel, on Thursday called for Mr. Brennan’s resignation after a briefing on the report. “CIA unconstitutionally spied on Congress,” he said. “These offenses, along with other errors in judgment by some at the CIA, demonstrate a tremendous failure of leadership, and there must be consequences.”
The CIA declined to comment on Mr. Udall’s call for Mr. Brennan’s resignation.
Five CIA employees, two attorneys and three information-technology staff members “improperly accessed or caused access” to the special network, according to a declassified summary reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. Those efforts included falsifying identities to get on the Senate network, reading emails and taking screenshots, said an official who read the inspector general’s report.
Senate intelligence committee chairwoman Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D., Calif.) accuses CIA of spying on Congress
REMEMBER WHEN BRENNAN SAID THE FOLLOWING REGARDING HACKING INTO SENATE COMPUTERS?
CIA chief denies agency spied on Senate computers … “nothing could be further than the truth, we wouldn’t do that. That’s beyond the scope of reason.”
Two Democratic senators demanded that Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan resign on Thursday after revelations that the CIA snooped on Senate computers.
Administration officials briefed the Senate Intelligence Committee’s membership on Thursday afternoon about an inspector general report that revealed CIA officials improperly accessed computers used by Senate staffers to research a 6,700-page report on the agency’s Bush-era interrogation and detention practices.
“At this point it would probably be better for the agency, frankly, if he did step aside. I think that the level of trust between the committee and the director has hit a new low,” Heinrich told reporters. He said he had not spoken to Brennan recently.
“I have full confidence in John Brennan,” Obama said in response to a reporter’s question at the end of an afternoon press conference.
President Obama remains confident in CIA Director John Brennan’s leadership despite an independent investigation that concluded that the agency had overreached its authority by spying on Senate staffers.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the findings had not diminished Brennan’s standing in the administration.
When asked whether it damaged his authority or credibility in any way, Earnest said: “Absolutely not.”
Brennan first appointed an outside watchdog to conduct an investigation into the allegations, has “been candid” about the “inconsistencies” that the inspector found, apologized and took the step of appointing a panel to review the need for disciplinary action, he said.
Poll: Republicans Gov. Brian Sandoval Beats Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid 53% to 43% in Hypothetical 2016 Nevada Senate Matchup
ARE HARRY REID’S DAYS IN THE US SENATE NUMBERED?
In a recent Harper Polling survey, the poll shows that in a hypothetical match 2016 match-up for the US Senate for Nevada Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval handily defeat Democrat Majority Leader Harry Reid by 10 points, 53% to 43%. The poll also showed that Gov. Sandoval destroys Reid among independents, 65%-28%. OUCH. Have the citizens of Nevada finally grown weary of Dingy Harry? One has to wonder whether the people of Nevada will have to wait until 2016 to rid themselves of Reid. If the GOP does not find a way to blow it, Republicans could take back the Senate in 2014 and Reid would lose is Majority Leader role. One would then have to ponder whether 74 year old Reid would stay in the Senate.
Full poll results can be read HERE (pdf)
Gov. Brian Sandoval leads Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid by 10 percentage points in a hypothetical 2016 U.S. Senate matchup, according to a new poll that represents the first public release of results in this potential race.
The survey, conducted by Harper Polling earlier this week, also shows, as other surveys do, Sandoval cruising to re-election (56-34) over Bob Goodman. The robo-survey of 602 statewide voters has a margin of error of 4 percent.
Sandoval crushes Reid among independents, 65-28. Reid’s 55 percent unfavorable rating is all but fatal — you know, just as it was in 2010.
The NRO reminds us that Harry Reid has proven to be resilient against past challengers like in 2010 when Reid seemed vulnerable, but eventually defeated Republican candidate Sharron Angle by nearly 6 percentage points. However, popular Governor Brian Sandoval is not Sharron Angle. But if it does get to a 2016 Senate race between Sandoval and Reid and the polling is still as one sided toward the Nevada Governor, look for Reid to retire, he will be 80, rather than losing in an embarrassing swan song.
Laura Ingraham Comes to Nashville, TN to Support Joe Carr for US Senate … Beat Lamar Rally … Retire Lamar, Vote for Joe Carr!!!
Laura Ingraham rocks the Millennium Maxwell House.
Conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham came to Nashville, Tennessee in support of Joe Carr in his efforts to defeat establishment GOP US Senator Lamar Alexander in the upcoming Republican primary. At the “Beat Lamar Rally” Ingraham held nothing back and blasted the out of touch incumbent Alexander as a senator who has lost touch with Tennessee in front of a crowd between 600 and 700 people. Laura Ingraham stated out with the old and in with the new as she compared Alexander to an old sweater. Ingraham looks to do for Carr what she did for Tea Party challenger David Brat in his shocking primary victory over Majority Leader Eric Cantor in Virginia.
TENNESSEE … ITS TIME TO TEACH ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS AND THE GOP PARTY A LESSON THAT WILL NOT SOON FORGET!!!
In a speech that seemed to tap into the audience’s deep-seated concerns over immigration and the pace of change in the country, Ingraham spoke for 45 minutes to a packed house at the Millennium Maxwell House Hotel that attended a “Beat Lamar” rally for Carr.
Comparing U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander to an old sweater, a hooked fish, beige wallpaper and a baseball player who has struck out, Ingraham urged listeners to believe Carr, a three-term state representative from Lascassas, can upset the incumbent senator in the Aug. 7 Republican primary.
She said Alexander has failed to stand up to liberals and Democrats, whom she said were more concerned with reshaping America than standing up for their interests.
“I’m here to tell you that he still is not hearing you,” she said.
“I say this, and I mean it: Lamar Alexander, he’s probably not an evil guy, he probably doesn’t hate the Tea Party, I don’t think he knows the Tea Party, I don’t think that’s what he’s about, I really don’t,” she said.
On amnesty, she explained, Alexander was wrong on the number one issue in the country, citing the recent Gallup poll showing that the issue was at the top of voters’ concerns. She criticized Alexander for supporting the Senate “Gang of Eight” immigration bill, working with Senate Democrats like Sens. Chuck Schumer (NY) and Dick Durbin (IL).
“What planet are you living on, are you that naive, that tired, or are you that bought off?” she asked, as the delighted crowd applauded.
Ingraham noted that the modern left was filled with “utter distain” for conservatives and their values, and said today’s Democrats weren’t the moderate Democrats of Alexander’s era.
“They think you are more dangerous any day of the week than ISIS or Al-Qaeda,” she said as the crowd booed.
Ingraham encouraged all voters in Tennessee to work hard for Carr in the remaining days of the election to send a loud message to the Washington establishment.
“We have to grab the establishment by the lapels and say very forcefully — No. You. Won’t,” she said.
Laura Ingraham Coming to Nashville, Tennessee for the Restore America: Joe Carr for Senate Rally … Retire Lamar, Vote for Joe Carr!!! (Update: #BeatLamar)
Restore America: Joe Carr for Senate rally Tuesday, July 22 in Nashville, TN.
The Real CNC opines that conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham will be in Nashville, TN on Tuesday, July 22, 2014 and attending the Restore America: Joe Carr rally. Laura Ingraham recently announced her full support for Joe Carr for US Senator for Tennessee. The Restore America: Joe Carr for Senate rally will be held at the Millennium Maxwell Hotel at 7 pm on Tuesday, July 22.
Take a stand Tennessee!!! Tired of establishment candidates that care more about their power than you? It’s time for new representation for the GOP in Washington, DC. Someone who actually holds true Republican principles, not an establishment candidate like Lamar Alexander who has been part of the problem. It is time to send the Inside the Beltway political ruling class and the Republican party a message. Republicans must stand for Republican values, not be Democrat light. It’s time for a change, Vote Joe Carr!!!
BEAT LAMAR announced today that conservative talk radio host Laura Ingraham will headline a Restore America: Joe Carr for Senate rally Tuesday, July 22 in Nashville, TN.
Ingraham, who just announced her full support for Joe Carr in her nationally syndicated radio program, said “Tennessee is one of the most beautiful states in America, and deserves a Senator who would rather spend his time with Tennesseans at Cracker Barrel than with lobbyists at elite Washington eateries.”
The Restore America: Joe Carr for Senate rally will be held at the Millennium Maxwell Hotel at 7 pm on Tuesday, July 22.
“With tens of millions in our country still out of work and the border crisis worsening, citizens across America are waking up to the shocking failures of the Washington establishment that Lamar Alexander calls home. Electing Joe Carr will be a major victory in this new movement to restore America,” Ingraham said.
The American Conservative Union (ACU), gave Lamar Alexander a 60 percent rating for 2013, 68% in 2012 and a lifetime rating of 76%. What does that tell us? Lamar is becoming more and more liberal in his votes.
The Heritage Action scoreboard gives Lamar Alexander a dismal 49% rating.
Freedom Works gives Lamar a 63% lifetime score. and 50% in 2013.
From RED STATE … check out Lamar Alexander voting record.
- Continuing Resolutions: Over the last four years (12 Continuing Resolutions) Lamar Alexander either for voted for them, or they passed the Senate with unanimous consent. Obama signed all of them.
- Budget/Other Spending/Taxes
- Immigration – Voted YES for the Immigration/Amnesty bill of 2013 (S 744)
- Guns – Voted YES to proceed on 2013 gun control bill by bring Harry Reid’s bill to the floor (S 649)
- Miscellaneous – Voted NO on term limits (S.Amdt. 1488 to S.Amdt. 1470 to S. 2038)
More at BEAT LAMAR!!!
UPDATE I: Laura Ingraham packing them in at The Maxwell House … #BeatLamar
Secretary of State John Kerry Caught on Hot Mic Comment About Israel … “It’s a Hell of a Pinpoint Operation”
Once again the Obama administration treats it’s allies with condemnation … Kerry was for saying it was an Israel hell of a pinpoint operation, before he was against it.
Secretary of State John Kerry was caught on a hot mic during this Sunday morning’s round robin of talk shows with some interesting and blunt remarks as a condemnation of Israeli tactics Kerry said on the open mic, . “It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation” not once but twice.”The Washington Post’s reports:
Kerry’s comments are clear. “It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation,” he says, then repeats it. “It’s a hell of a pinpoint operation.” It’s an apparent reference to Israel’s insistence that its incursion into the region would be limited. “It’s escalating significantly,” the person on the phone replies, and Kerry then says: “We’ve got to get over there. I think we ought to go tonight.” He then calls it “crazy” to be “sitting around.”
Sec. of State Kerry was asked by Chris Wallace on ‘Fox News Sunday’ what he meant by his comments. As reported at Powerline, In an unusual moment during Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace presented Secretary of State John Kerry with video recorded before he came on air and asked Kerry whether he thought that Israel went too far? Let the double talk begin.
“When you said it’s a hell of a pinpoint operation,” Wallace asked, are you “upset that the Israelis are going too far?”
“It’s very difficult in these situations,” Kerry said, repeating that the United States supports Israel’s right to defend itself. He then explained his comments by saying, “I reacted, obviously, in a way that anybody does in respect to young children and civilians.”