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The Ster­ling case is still the big story in the media, and the admin­is­tra­tion is very happy about that, because the rest of the news doesn’t look all that good, such as:

here’s Car­ney insist­ing that the Ben Rhodes email that lit up con­ser­v­a­tive media yes­ter­day, which listed as one of the White House’s goals before Susan Rice’s Sun­day show appear­ances “to under­score that these protests are rooted in an Inter­net video, and not a broader fail­ure of pol­icy,” didn’t nec­es­sar­ily mean Beng­hazi — even though the whole rea­son Rice was booked was because a U.S. ambas­sador had just been killed in the Amer­i­can con­sulate there. It’s basi­cally his ver­sion of “These aren’t the droids you’re look­ing for.” Is it working?

I don’t think I could do a job where I had to life for a living.

Then there’s the ques­tion of Big money, Big Demo­c­rat money that is:

Dur­ing a gath­er­ing here of major Demo­c­ra­tic donors this week that has raised more than $30 mil­lion for lib­eral groups, ques­tions about the party’s split per­son­al­ity on the issue were dodged, rejected or answered with an array of ratio­nal­iza­tions. That is, when they weren’t met with recrim­i­na­tions or even gen­tle phys­i­cal force.

You mean to say the Koch broth­ers are not the only source of big money in pol­i­tics? Who woulda thunk it!

Mean­while while Mr. Ster­ling has said some nasty stuff in pri­vate, a Demo­c­rat con­gress­man is being a lit­tle more pub­lic in his racism and has an expla­na­tion for CNN:

Bash: Isn’t that a racially charged term?

Thomp­son: “For some it is, but to oth­ers it’s the truth.”

Bash: Because look­ing at that and hear­ing that kind of lan­guage, that cer­tainly wouldn’t be appro­pri­ate if it was com­ing from some­body who was white.

Thomp­son: “But I’m black.”

Bash: That makes it OK?

Imag­ine if Cliven Bundy gave that “to oth­ers it is truth” answer, but as Allah­pun­dit put it:

Look at it from his per­spec­tive: He knows he won’t be rep­ri­manded, so why waste time cook­ing up any­thing more than pro forma spin?

Mean­while growth con­tin­ues to be poor:

Eco­nomic growth plum­meted to a dis­mal 0.1% in the first quar­ter of 2104. They’re blam­ing it on the weather…
…Oh well, don’t worry. The econ­o­mists who pre­dicted a 1.1% rise assure us that a strong rebound is just around the corner.

The Polls still stink

a new ABC News/​Washington Post poll that shows Pres­i­dent Obama skid­ding to a dis­mal 4152 approval/​disapproval score. The poll con­tains other bad news for Democ­rats, e.g., by 53%-39%, respon­dents say it is more impor­tant to have Repub­li­cans in Con­gress to check Obama’s agenda than Democ­rats to sup­port it. And the num­bers on Oba­macare are bad.

very bad

On the heels of the release of a Wash­ing­ton Post-​ABC News poll which showed Pres­i­dent Barack Obama sink­ing to the low­est approval rat­ing of his pres­i­dency and Demo­c­ra­tic vot­ers dis­play­ing a lack of enthu­si­asm ahead of the 2014 midterm elec­tions, a Har­vard Uni­ver­sity Insti­tute of Pol­i­tics poll of young vot­ers is set to fur­ther dispirit Democrats.

That sur­vey of 1829-​year-​olds found that only 23 per­cent of young Amer­i­cans say they will “def­i­nitely” vote in Novem­ber, a drop of 11 points from Har­vard IOP’s last poll con­ducted in Novem­ber, 2013.

And Wendy Davis has gone from Demo­c­rat hero­ine to Glenn Close imper­son­ator

The unin­formed opin­ions of a Wash­ing­ton, D.C., desk jockey who’s never stepped foot in Texas couldn’t be less rel­e­vant to what’s actu­ally hap­pen­ing on the ground,” Karin Johan­son, Davis cam­paign man­ager, said in a sur­pris­ing state­ment after Shumlin’s slight.

I will not be ignored Peter

If the left is lucky all of this will con­tinue to be over­shad­owed until a new meme can over­whelm the real­ity for them.

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The Sterling case is still the big story in the media, and the administration is very happy about that, because the rest of the news doesn’t look all that good, such as:

here’s Carney insisting that the Ben Rhodes email that lit up conservative media yesterday, which listed as one of the White House’s goals before Susan Rice’s Sunday show appearances “to underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy,” didn’t necessarily mean Benghazi — even though the whole reason Rice was booked was because a U.S. ambassador had just been killed in the American consulate there. It’s basically his version of “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.” Is it working?

I don’t think I could do a job where I had to life for a living.

Then there’s the question of Big money, Big Democrat money that is:

During a gathering here of major Democratic donors this week that has raised more than $30 million for liberal groups, questions about the party’s split personality on the issue were dodged, rejected or answered with an array of rationalizations. That is, when they weren’t met with recriminations or even gentle physical force.

You mean to say the Koch brothers are not the only source of big money in politics? Who woulda thunk it!

Meanwhile while Mr. Sterling has said some nasty stuff in private, a Democrat congressman is being a little more public in his racism and has an explanation for CNN:

Bash: Isn’t that a racially charged term?

Thompson: “For some it is, but to others it’s the truth.”

Bash: Because looking at that and hearing that kind of language, that certainly wouldn’t be appropriate if it was coming from somebody who was white.

Thompson: “But I’m black.”

Bash: That makes it OK?

Imagine if Cliven Bundy gave that “to others it is truth” answer, but as Allahpundit put it:

Look at it from his perspective: He knows he won’t be reprimanded, so why waste time cooking up anything more than pro forma spin?

Meanwhile growth continues to be poor:

Economic growth plummeted to a dismal 0.1% in the first quarter of 2104. They’re blaming it on the weather…
…Oh well, don’t worry. The economists who predicted a 1.1% rise assure us that a strong rebound is just around the corner.

The Polls still stink

a new ABC News/Washington Post poll that shows President Obama skidding to a dismal 41/52 approval/disapproval score. The poll contains other bad news for Democrats, e.g., by 53%-39%, respondents say it is more important to have Republicans in Congress to check Obama’s agenda than Democrats to support it. And the numbers on Obamacare are bad.

very bad

On the heels of the release of a Washington Post-ABC News poll which showed President Barack Obama sinking to the lowest approval rating of his presidency and Democratic voters displaying a lack of enthusiasm ahead of the 2014 midterm elections, a Harvard University Institute of Politics poll of young voters is set to further dispirit Democrats.

That survey of 18-29-year-olds found that only 23 percent of young Americans say they will “definitely” vote in November, a drop of 11 points from Harvard IOP’s last poll conducted in November, 2013.

And Wendy Davis has gone from Democrat heroine to Glenn Close impersonator

“The uninformed opinions of a Washington, D.C., desk jockey who’s never stepped foot in Texas couldn’t be less relevant to what’s actually happening on the ground,” Karin Johanson, Davis campaign manager, said in a surprising statement after Shumlin’s slight.

I will not be ignored Peter

If the left is lucky all of this will continue to be overshadowed until a new meme can overwhelm the reality for them.

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This blog exists as a full time endeavor thanks to your support. The reporting, the commentary and the nine magnificent seven writers are all made possible because you, the reader choose to support it.

This has been a very bad month we are still  $1042 for a full pay.

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