Morning Briefing: November 12, 2012
by Jen Green
The big news from the weekend was the resignation of CIA Director General David Petraeus. Admitting to an extra-marital “affair,” Petraeus submitted his resignation to President Obama, who accepted it.
That’s what we know for sure. The rest is a tad bit sketchy, as you might suspect when it comes to spies, an election, and a sophomoric regime.
Some are claiming the FBI “stumbled” onto this affair only recently when another women linked to the General started receiving threatening emails from his private account. Turns out, they were sent by his mistress who was apparently a bit jealous of this second woman.
Others say the affair was uncovered long before the election, but was put on hold until after November 6th so as not to make the regime look any worse on foreign policy than it already does.
Others claim the whole thing is an amazing “coincidence” since Petraeus was scheduled to testify just this week on the Benghazi debacle. Now, his (temporary) successor Michael Morrell will be doing so in closed door sessions. It remains to be seen if Petraus will have to testify as a private citizen or not.
More proof they hate us
A talk show host I know pretty well predicted months ago that at 12:01 a.m. on November 7th, a civil war would begin within the Republican party should Mitt Romney lose the election.
He did lose–and the war has started. As Politico reports, the ruling class of the Republican establishment is blaming the conservatives for the loss (you know, because we forced Romney to the “right”). They seem to be a bit off base, though, blaming “entertainment’ media such as Rush Limbaugh and Fox News to be “out of touch” and “extremist.”
Strange, considering Fox was very much in the Romney tank from the get-go. However, radio hosts closer to the grassroots did seem to be more grounded in their opinion of Romney–hosts like Limbaugh and Laura Ingraham. Ingraham’s taking a very pragmatic view of the struggle, “Conservative talk radio continues to thrive, moderate Republican candidates continue to lose. Blaming talk radio for the problems in the GOP elite is hilarious and typical of people who want to continue to get paid to give bad advice to campaigns.”
Rove, of course, has to find someone else to blame since he’s taking an immense amount of heat right now. As Politico reports in this article, “The face of the historic $1 billion plan to unseat President Barack Obama and turn the Senate Republican, Rove now finds himself the leading scapegoat for its failure. And he’s scrambling to protect his status as a top GOP moneyman by convincing disappointed donors to his Crossroads groups that he did the best he could with their $300 million.” Ouch.
Meanwhile, the grassroots don’t seem to be taking the fight lying down. This interesting article by the Business Insider shows that grassroots conservatives, led by powerful behind-the-scenes leaders such as David Lane, are ready to fight to take down Rove and the establishment in the upcoming “war” for the party.
Excellent article about a growing problem in our country
Daniel Greenfield has been a guest on our show in the past. His most recent article for Frontpagemag.com is an inside look into a heinous kind of hate crime that is on the rise here in America–but no one is paying any attention to it.
Muslim women such as Shaima Alawadi are routinely killed in “honor killings” by their husbands. In this case, the husband tried to make it look as though she had been killed by an American who hated Muslims. When that appeared to be the case, every pro-Muslim association took notice, even wanted to arrange a march. When the truth was eventually found out, those groups dropped the issue like a hot potato.
This is happening in our backyards, folks.