A quick trip around Hannity's America...
Biden's Bad Day
The vice presidential gaffe machine was in high gear Tuesday. During a press conference call with reporters, Joe Biden was asked to explain how exactly the administration plans to create 600,000 new jobs this summer.
But according to The American Spectator, when reporters asked the VP to explain how the White House even came up with the 600,000 number, he asked for a pass, saying a question like that is "above his pay grade" and, "I'm sorry, I'm not an economist. My background is in foreign policy."
That is so comforting coming from the guy who President Obama tasked with implementing the stimulus plan.
And that was just the beginning. When he was asked about a proposed $9 billion tunnel between New Jersey and New York, the vice president said, "This totally new tunnel is designed to provide for automobile traffic. It's something people have been clamoring for for a long time."
Luckily, since it was only a conference call you couldn't see the vice president's red face, because the tunnel is for trains, not automobiles!
The White House appears to be on the defensive as the unemployment rate continues to rise in spite of the thousands of jobs that it pledged that their stimulus package would create.
Now clearly Vice President Biden didn't have any answers, so when the going gets tough, it's my buddy Robert Gibbs to the rescue! He is the star of Liberal Translation:
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)
UNIDENTIFIED REPORTER: Do you feel that the White House is winning that battle, the battle for the message with the American people?
ROBERT GIBBS, WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY: Uh...
LIBERAL TRANSLATION: As you can see, I'm in complete command of the White House's message.
GIBBS: I think the American people are not worried about the message battle that's going on in Washington.
LIBERAL TRANSLATION: The American people tune me out whenever possible.
GIBBS: They're worried about whether or not we're taking concrete steps to fix our economy, to improve it for the future, to save and create jobs now.
LIBERAL TRANSLATION: "Save and create." Nobody knows what that means. Let's keep it that way.
GIBBS: I can assure you they're not worried about a bunch of back and forth spin. They're concerned rightly about the steps that we're taking to improve it.
LIBERAL TRANSLATION: And they're concerned rightly that I may have some sort of role in all of this.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
So if the vice president and Robert Gibbs have one thing in common, it's that neither of them are economists.
The Jihad Way
The Great Moment in Liberal Foreign Policy is brought to you by your Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
After the president's speech in Cairo, Mrs. Clinton hosted a conference call for a select group of academics and Muslim leaders billed as a "forum to discuss how to bridge the divide between the U.S. and the Muslim community."
One of the people invited to participate was Esam Omeish, candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates who holds some rather disturbing views:
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ESAM OMEISH, VIRGINIA HOUSE OF DELEGATES CANDIDATE: We, the Muslims of the Washington metropolitan area, are here today in subfreezing temperatures to tell our brothers and sisters in Palestine that you have learned the way, that you have known that the jihad way is the way to liberate your land.
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Omeish was forced to resign from Virginia's immigration commission two years ago when that video came to light.
Madam Secretary, I don't think Omeish is quite as interested in bridging that divide like you are.
Love, Sweet Love
Media Mash features The New York Times and its love affair with the anointed one, President Obama.
In a piece about the president's speech in Cairo, The Times quotes Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr who led the insurgency against the U.S. in Iraq. Al-Sadr says the president was "soft-spoken and eloquent."
The Times went on to note — totally and partially — that, "The American president was polished and poised. His speech broadcast from the elegant surroundings of an ancient Arab university."
The Gray Lady also quotes a university professor who celebrates the president's great success in the War on Terror. "Osama bin Laden and Ayman Zawahiri have been reduced to static voice on the radio, a static voice on TV and a static image and message."
That is change how, exactly, from the way these men were expressing themselves during the Bush administration?
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