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“What is the real advantage to delaying the collapse of Obamacare? Let the grisly damage show itself now — in time for 2014 elections!” tweeted talk radio host Neal Boortz on Sunday.
THE $284 MILLION DIFFERENCE
“The other side has already spent a whopping $400 million in anti-Obamacare TV ads. We don’t have to beat that, but we need to have the resources to fight back,” points out a fundraising outreach released Sunday from Organizing for America, the aggressive grass-roots organization that grew out of President Obama’s 2012 presidential campaign.
Interesting, though. According to calculations from The Associated Press, the Obama administration has spent “at least $684 million” on public campaigns and broadcast ads to promote the Affordable Care Act. Yes, those were taxpayer funds.
MCCAIN’S NEW EMPLOYEE
“Sen. John McCain has hired Elizabeth O’Bagy, the Syria analyst in Washington who was fired for padding her credentials,” notes a dispatch from Foreign Policy. “She begins work Monday as a legislative assistant in McCain’s office.”
This is the same Ms. O’Bagy who worked for the Institute for the Study of War. Her Wall Street Journal op-ed published Aug. 31 in favor of U.S. military intervention in Syria generated headlines after Secretary of State John F. Kerry and the Arizona Republican referred to it, strongly advocating the same tactics. Ms. O’Bagy, however, had falsified her academic credentials and then lost her position with the institute. There were other factors.
“O’Bagy represented herself in media as an unbiased observer who had found that Syria’s rebellion is mostly moderate, and not Islamist, even while she worked with the Syrian Emergency Task Force, which openly advocates for increasing U.S. involvement in Syria’s civil war,” points out Bryan Preston, a Pajamas Media columnist. “But she also vouched for a group that published anti-American material on social media.”
Her hire is “among the most bizarre imaginable,” Mr. Preston says.
“Elizabeth is a talented researcher, and I have been very impressed by her knowledge and analysis in multiple briefings over the last year,” Mr. McCain said in a statement. “I look forward to her joining my office.”
Five months ago, former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura announced he was mulling a run for president in 2016. The former pro wrestler may be moving closer to a declaration of same. He will soon embark on a national tour for “They Killed Our President: 63 Reasons to Believe There was a Conspiracy to Assassinate JFK,” his latest book, to be published Tuesday. “I’ve done my own research from Dallas to Havana,” Mr. Ventura says.
But wait. He’ll also begin his tour in the New York City area, which may or may not tie in with this news:
“Jesse Ventura and radio personality Howard Stern are set Wednesday on Stern’s radio show to discuss the serious possibility of a 2016 presidential run,” says Alex Jones, a syndicated talk radio host who enjoys connecting the proverbial dots, and is the founder of Infowars, an investigative news site.
“Ventura made it clear this is very serious and not a stunt, and that the two are in real talks for a 2016 Ventura-Stern ticket,” he adds.
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