9.22.2012

John Sununu and Newt Gingrich visit The Dana Show

Today on KFTK's The Dana Show, prominent GOP shills John Sununu and Newt Gingrich visited her radio show.


From the 09.21.2012 edition of KFTK's The Dana Show:












Jeremy Stalh at Slate on Loesch's on and off again support of Akin:


With the final deadline for Todd Akin to attempt to have his name removed from the Missouri Senate ballot fast approaching, it will be interesting to see which of the Republicans who disowned him after last month’s disastrous “legitimate rape” comments re-embrace Akin once there is officially no way to get him out of the race.
The calls from the conservative pundit class for Akin to drop out have always been incredibly cynical, with many admitting that they wanted Akin out because of fear he would cost the party a seat that it would otherwise win, and potentially the Senate, and not because of any objection to what he said. None have seemed more calculated—while at the same time pretending to be principled—than Dana Loesch. 
The CNN contributor and Breitbart editor was one of Akin’s earliest and fiercest defenders, but ultimately threw him under the bus just like the rest of the right-wing commentariat. I was captivated by Loesch’s response to L’Affaire Akin in the days after the gaffe, because it was fascinating to watch her position on Akin slowly evolve.
Loesch’s Twitter account was like a real-time barometer of Akin’s falling position within the party, but appearing on a weird 24-hour delay. Since she came out so strongly on the side that Akin’s gaffe was being overblown by liberals when the story first broke, Loesch would have looked foolish had she abandoned Akin as quickly as the rest of the right did. 
But Loesch, a Missourian herself, ultimately did come around to “withdrawing her support” for Todd Akin. And now, with four days to go until Tuesday’s deadline to ask to be removed from the ballot, it appears as though Loesch is one of the first on the right to welcome him back into the fold.
Finally, with one hour and 15 minutes left in Akin’s deadline to withdraw without difficulty and after Akin rejected Romney’s calls to quit the race, Loesch joined the chorus of right-wing pundits saying it would be better for Republicans for Akin to leave the race and that he should do what was right for the party:
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After all that, I’m still not sure whether Dana Loesch has yet fully recommitted her support to Todd Akin, but I do know that I bug her. It’s also clear that she thinks the GOP should back Akin again, and I’m guessing that if she hasn’t made her own support official yet, she will soon. Once we reach Tuesday’s final deadline for Akin to get his name off of the ballot, don’t expect her to be the last one to change her mind on the subject.

9.14.2012

3rd Day of Dana Loesch scapegoating Muslims and Obama for the US Embassy bombings

Yesterday was the 3rd day in a row that Dana Loesch continued her scapegoating on Obama, Democrats, and Muslims for the attacks against US Embassies in Libya, Egypt, and Yemen. She also is still defending Romney's highly controversial critique of President Obama.

Even more of her ignorant lie-filled tweets:


























And Dana's hubby Chris Loesch jumped in as well:




Loesch's preposterous lie from Big Peace: "State Dept Denied Marines From Carrying Live Ammo At Cairo Embassy"


Did the State Department ban Marines from carrying ammo at the U.S. embassy in Cairo? That's what some are reporting, as well as claiming our Ambassador to Egypt, Anne Patterson, had forbidden it.  
At least Marines were present at the embassy in Cairo; despite initial reports, Marines weren't present at our Libyan consulate and Libyan security hired to protect out ambassador gave him up to protesters.
How many other of our embassies lack adequate protection? 

Media Matters Senior Fellow and Loesch's top nemesis Eric Boehlert calls her out on the falsehood on the US Marines:


On Big Journalism Wednesday, Loesch provides cover for Romney's gaffes while blaming Obama:

MSM was furious with Mitt Romney today after he issued a strongly-worded condemnation of the state department's initial apology and today criticized the Obama administration for attempting to placate our attackers. Romney didn't apologize. He condemned. More importantly, he led. It was a move that shamed President Obama by comparison.  
Media went into overdrive to protect Obama, their political investment. Politifact brought out three "apology" experts to help lay the groundwork for Obama to deflect. Multiple outlets attempted to reframe the focus on Romney's response, which they chided, as opposed to Obama's foreign policy fumble and his failure to fortify embassies abroad leading up to September 11th. Romney held a press conference and took questions whereas Obama refused questions and flew to campaign in Vegas. 
Media ignores the recklessness of this administration. The curtain separating the legend of media objectivity from the truth of its propaganda will be shredded if this administration loses its reelection bid. Media is now propaganda. If Obama loses it's not just a referendum on him, it's a rejection of legacy media's mass-market propaganda. 
This evening Obama remarked that Romney "shoots first, aims later." Interesting, coming from someone incapable of aiming. Obama skipped a a week's worth of intel briefings leading up to the attacks -- in fact, he's missed half of his daily intelligence briefings 
 The media cares more about winning an election for the Democrat incumbent than anything else, more than the basic principles of its responsibility. 

Of course, Dana is lying in order to defend Romney, which was widely condemned outside of RWNJ/#TCOT-land, and even some prominent Republicans, such as former Homeland Security director Tom Ridge, fellow 2012 GOP Presidential candidate and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, and Joe Scarborough, a former Congressman who represented Florida's 1st Congressional District and is now the main host of MSNBC's Morning Joe, have gone after Romney. In fact, Romney has made himself into a a dumbass over his anti-Obama comments about Libya.

WaPo's Eugene Robinson has a brutal takedown of Tricky Mitt:


I mean, Mitt Romney. Really. U.S. diplomatic posts are attacked abroad, and your first reaction is to issue a statement blasting the president? J. Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya, and three other officials are killed in a commando-style assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, and your instinct is to seek not safety for other Americans at risk, not justice for the cold-blooded killers, but political advantage for yourself? 
Romney’s rushed statement Tuesday night calling the Obama administration’s response to the violence “disgraceful” was a new low in a campaign already scraping bottom. And Romney’s subsequent decision to double down on the attack, even as Americans mourned the first killing of an ambassador since 1979 and officials began investigating what now looks like a well-planned terrorist attack . . . well, I guess this whole performance says a lot about what kind of man Romney is. 
The most charitable explanation is that he’s in a panic over polls that show Obama opening a lead. If this is not the case, then Romney’s ignorance of foreign policy is more profound — and potentially dangerous — than anyone could have suspected.
But international affairs are different. For one thing, there is general consensus that at times of crisis, the United States must speak with one voice. Most Republicans, even some of Obama’s most adamant foes, have respected this tradition. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) both issued measured statements recognizing that this is a moment for patriotism, not politics.
More important is the fact that words spoken in the heat of international crisis can have life-or-death impact. Romney’s ostensible complaint was that Obama should have spoken up more clearly for American values — presumably, in this case, freedom of speech.



The "movie" was an excuse and the attack on our Libyan consulate was planned, claims one paper. 
The killings of the US ambassador to Libya and three of his staff were likely to have been the result of a serious and continuing security breach, The Independent can reveal. 
The State Department had 48 hours advance warning of the attacks and did nothing. Nothing. Sensitive documents have now gone missing and the names of brave Libyans working with the United States have been exposed to the mobs who would kill them.
Foreign policy President, indeed.
More proof that Loesch is a craven liar.

9.12.2012

Loesch still attacking Obama and Muslims, defends Romney on Libya and Egypt

As the Libya and Egypt stories continue to dominate the news cycle, Islamophobic wingnut Dana Loesch continues to blame Muslims and Obama for the attacks in Libya and Egypt, while defending Romney's insensitive and defamatory anti-Obama attacks about the Libyan bombing incident.


Loesch's senile lie-filled tweets:

































President Obama finally remarked upon the attacks on our consulate in Libya -- but was silent on the attack on our embassy in Egypt -- and stressed the importance of not disrespecting religion in his speech, something he's newly concerned about:

While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the kind of senseless violence that took the lives of these public servants.

It's interesting that only when Islamists riot is Obama concerned for religious respect. I assume that Islam is excluded from what is called his 'war on religion' as he's never before shown any concern for the denigration of other faiths. 
Not only is Obama warring against religion at home, but now with this statement, he's warring against free speech. Islamists don't have the right to not be offended. 



Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood leader, Mohamed Morsi, wants to use the American legal system to suppress the free speech of those who criticize Islam.  
Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi asked the Egyptian embassy in Washington to take legal action in the United States against makers of a film attacking the Muslim Prophet Mohammad, the official state news agency said on Wednesday.
Morsi had requested the mission take "all legal measures", the MENA agency said, without giving further details on what that might involve. 
I'm not quite sure what Morsi's argument is here: is he suggesting that the film somehow defames Islam or will show Islam in a negative light? Because I'm pretty sure that the Islamists burning down consulates and killing Americans do a better job of "defaming" Islam than a film someone makes about the faith. 




The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff today called Terry Jones to tell the pastor to stop promoting the film "Innocence of Muslims" that may or may not exist (there are but two clips on Youtube, screenshot above) and may or may not have been produced by a group of Coptic Christians living in the United States. No one has any idea really, but they are sure of this: a movie that may or may not exist done by some people who can't completely be identified has sparked people who already attacked our Libyan consulate to do it again.  
The Obama administration has called General Martin Dempsey to put a stop to Terry Jones in an effort to quell the Islamist violence. Why Jones? Because he's apparently promoting the film, but not as much as the Islamists talking about it.  
Just when you thought that the Obama administration couldn't bungle up the debacle any more after apologizing, they send a member of the military to tell private citizens to disregard the rule of law, free speech, in our country in favor of the sharia favored by the ruling party in Egypt. Make no mistake, that's exactly what this is: and now Morsi wants to engage in lawfare to further squelch free speech concerning Islam, a tenet of sharia.
It's disturbing that our government has shown they will go right along with it. 

While the Muslim Brotherhood calls for more protests, just months ago the Obama administration had endorsed them in Egypt's elections. 

All of this is more proof that Loesch is a far-right loon who hates Muslims and Obama in order to defend Romney at all costs.


The REAL facts about Romney's Libya and Egypt remarks, from AP:
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The gunfire at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, had barely ceased when Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney seriously mischaracterized what had happened in a statement accusing President Barack Obama of "disgraceful" handling of violence there and at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.
In fact, neither a statement by the U.S. Embassy in Cairo earlier in the day nor a later statement from Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton offered sympathy for attackers. The statement from the Cairo Embassy had condemned anti-Muslim religious incitement before the embassy walls were breached. In her statement, issued minutes before Romney's, Clinton had offered the administration's first response to the violence in Libya, explicitly condemning the attack there and confirming the death of a State Department official.
"I condemn in the strongest terms the attack on our mission in Benghazi today," Clinton said in a written statement received by The Associated Press at 10:08 p.m. "As we work to secure our personnel and facilities, we have confirmed that one of our State Department officers was killed. We are heartbroken by this terrible loss."
It wasn't until Wednesday morning, when the U.S. confirmed the death of the U.S. ambassador to Libya, that Romney's team recognized the severity of the situation - and that, the night before, it had opened itself up to criticism for politicizing a diplomatic crisis.

9.11.2012

Rabid Islamophobe Dana Loesch uses the Libyan and Egyptian attacks on US embassies to demonize Obama and Muslims

Today, on the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks (and her conversion from liberalism to conservatism)rabidly Islamophobic radio host and CNN "contributor" Dana Loesch uses the attacks on US embassies in Libya and Egypt to blame it on Obama, Democrats, and Muslims. She even had the gall to attack the POTUS for "snubbing Israel's leader Netanyahu."

She wrote four articles on breitbart.com's blogs to attack Obama and Muslims for it and falsely accusing Obama of "apologizing to terrorists":
After an angry mob stormed the U.S. embassy in Cairo and tore down the American flag, the embassy apologized for provoking the mob and condemned the free speech back across the Atlantic which hurt the mob's feelings.
The AP says the protesters were largely ultra-conservative Islamists.
Iran's FARS news agency says the film is the work of a group of "extremist" members of the Egyptian Coptic Church in the United States.
Al Ahram online says the film is reportedly being produced by U.S.-based Coptic-Christian Egyptians, including Esmat Zaklama and Morees Sadek, with the support of the Terry Jones Church in the United States.
Jones is the evangelical pastor who stirred controversy last year by threatening to burn a Quran in public.
CNN says the film in question is a Dutch production.
Of course, this is from an administration who endorsed Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt's new leading political party who not only fosters an abuse of women, oppression of Coptic Christians, murder of gays for existing, and crucifixion of political opponents and will be welcoming their leader, President Morsi, to Washington D.C. this month
Egypt's ruling party, the extremist Muslim Brotherhood, blasted the United States after an angry Islamist mob stormed the U.S. embassy's walls and shredded an American flag over alleged offenses in a film that no one can name.
Why hasn't President Obama or the state department demanded that Egypt control its angry mob? It would seem we're the ones owed an apology after they stormed our embassy's walls and tore our flag.
That our administration still treats a religious group like a political party only further exacerbates the problem. 

The President spent the somber 11th anniversary of 9/11 with his admin apologizing to Islamists when they disrespectfully desecrated our flag on 9/11, and snubbing Binyamin Netanyahu.

It is so far the only death from mob attacks in Libya and Egypt over Islamist anger at an alleged film in production by Coptic Christians focusing on Islam. The United States spent 9/11 apologizing for hurting Islamists' feelings in Egypt which incited protesters to desecrate our flag and storm the walls of the U.S. embassy.
Afterwards, President Obama rejected a meeting with Binyamin Netanyahu, saying that his schedule was full, the same day he announced another appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman."
Those four articles posted are proof that Loesch will do anything to marginalize Muslims and Obama at all costs.


Loesch did more demonizing of Obama and Muslims on Twitter.










Of course, Mitt Romney, GOP's nominee for President, used this attack as an excuse to attack Obama.

CNN:

(CNN) - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday issued a paper statement sharply critical of President Barack Obama over his handling of violence in the Middle East earlier in the day.
“I'm outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi," Romney said in the statement. "It's disgraceful that the Obama Administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”




The US Embassy of Cairo, OTOH, has condemned the attacks on the US Embassy of Egypt:


And the US Department of State condemned the attacks on both Libya and Egypt:



9.07.2012

Obama-hating liar Dana Loesch lies during her "fact-checking" of the President

Disgraceful CNN "Contributor" and habitual anti-Obama liar Dana Loesch wrote in breitbart.com's Big Government to tell falsehoods about President Barack Obama's acceptance speech at the DNC 2012 in Charlotte.


Big Government:

At the heart of Obama's speech was the attempt to reprogram the American dream from one found in the freedom of individual liberty and owning one's own output, to "sharing" -- and by "sharing" he means the government will own your output. 
The socialistic phrases were present: 
"They knew they were part of something larger ...
... everyone shared in the pride of that success ...
It will require common effort, shared responsibility,
"I cut taxes for those who need it. Middle class families, small businesses." 
He did? Let's examine. 
The White House report released this week — ahead of the vote in the Senate Wednesday to extend tax cuts for household income below $250,000 — does mention two years of payroll tax cuts that Obama pushed through in 2011 and 2012, but only when talking about how much money the president has saved American families ...
In Obamacare alone there exist 20 new taxes, including taxes on medical device manufacturers and other small businesses. 



Obama said of the auto industry: 
I've worked with business leaders who are bringing jobs back to America – not because our workers make less pay, but because we make better products. Because we work harder and smarter than anyone else.
Except Obama ran Chrysler plants to Mexico and 61% is now owned by Italian company Fiat. GM is heading towards bankruptcy again and it's widely believe that the auto bailout was an utter failure.


Obama talks as though he's the savior of the middle class when his plans to bankrupt the coal industry would only make plentiful, inexpensive energy more expensive for those who can least afford it. 


Obama omitted his failure on free, parental choice in education: 
And now you have a choice – we can gut education, or we can decide that in the United States of America, no child should have her dreams deferred because of a crowded classroom or a crumbling school.
And yet it was Barack Obama who as a senator fought against school choice and he continued to do so as President
Obama shifted his message from "the war on terror is over" to "it's blunted" in his speech.
We've blunted the Taliban's momentum in Afghanistan, and in 2014, our longest war will be over. A new tower rises above the New York skyline, al Qaeda is on the path to defeat ...
Just the other day the Taliban claimed two more soldiers in an attack in Afghanistan. Six more just days before thatAugust was the deadliest month of war for our troops in Afghanistan. Conservatives don't itch for war anymore than the next guy, but the current process of going in without clear objectives and playing checkers with our soldiers' resources is the opposite of getting in if you have to and getting the hell out when you need to do so.
Around the world, we've strengthened old alliances ...
You don't accomplish this by approving of language excluding the capital of your ally and then, when the backlash hits, having Democrats on national television loudly booing the addition of it to your party's platform. 
You don't accomplish this by promising "flexibility" to Russia, or calling Nazi death camps "Polish death camps." (Other gaffes.)
 Obama mentioned Medicare, but just not how he gutted it:
And I will never turn Medicare into a voucher.
Kind of hard to give a voucher for something that, on your watch, won't exist for seniors. His own deputy campaign manager admitted he gutted it. 
President Obama did gut Medicare with his health care law. It was part of the fuzzy math employed to make Obamacare look less expensive than the real price tag. Sacrificing seniors for headlines.
Yadda, yadda, yadda. All lies by Loesch, especially the lies that she misleadingly claimed that "Obama's playing checkers with our soldiers' resources" and her attacks on Obamacare. She also distorted Obama's statement on Medicare.

The facts about President Obama that Loesch either neglected to tell to her readers or spin it against him:


OBAMA: "We will reform and strengthen Medicare for the long haul, but we'll do it by reducing the cost of health care, not by asking seniors to pay thousands of dollars more."
THE FACTS: Some of the proposals the Obama administration has floated in budget negotiations with Congress would ask Medicare beneficiaries to pay more. Among them: revamping co-payments and deductibles in ways that could raise costs for retirees and increasing premiums for certain beneficiaries.
Obama even indicated a willingness to consider raising the eligibility age, currently 65, to 67. As word of some of the proposals leaked out, the president faced a backlash from fellow Democrats. He has since said he would not accept Medicare cuts as a part of a deficit reduction deal, unless it also includes higher taxes on the wealthy. Still, some level of increased costs for middle-class and upper-income Medicare recipients is likely to be part of any future deficit reduction deal.
OBAMA: "You can choose a future where we reduce our deficit without wrecking our middle class. Independent analysis shows that my plan would cut our deficits by $4 trillion."
THE FACTS: Three years ago, Obama pledged to cut in half the deficit "we inherited" by the end
of his first term, a mark he's set to miss by a wide margin. The deficit when he took office was $1.2 trillion, and the $800 billion stimulus bill Obama signed soon afterward increased the shortfall to over $1.4 trillion. The White House predicts this year's federal budget deficit will end up at $1.2 trillion, marking the fourth consecutive year of trillion dollar-plus red ink.
Obama's new $4 trillion target over 10 years resets the goalposts with some fancy budget footwork. For one thing, it includes $1 trillion in cuts already signed into law. And it assumes that Congress will pass the administration's plan to raise the capital gains tax, boost taxes on households earning over $250,000 a year and impose a minimum 30 percent tax on incomes above $1 million. It also assumes a reduction in the amount of interest the government must pay on its debt.
OBAMA: "Millions of students are paying less for college today because we finally took on a system that wasted billions of taxpayer dollars on banks and lenders."
THE FACTS: "Technically it is true," said Bryan Cook, director of the Center for Policy Analysis at the American Council on Education. "How much of a savings is not clear."
OBAMA: "In 2014, our longest war will be over."
THE FACTS: Although most U.S. troops will leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014, thousands are likely to stay and continue a U.S. presence for years. There is no telling what fighting they might be drawn into, despite the decision to end the U.S. combat role.
Military leaders and administration officials have not yet said how many will stay, asserting that such decisions are far from being made. But analysts say the U.S. envisions a post-2014 force of as many as 20,000 American troops to continue training the Afghan forces, hunt terrorists and keep watch on Iran and other nations in the region. 



9.06.2012

Loesch attacks Sandra Fluke's and Cecile Richard's #DNC2012 speeches with blatant insults

Last night during Sandra Fluke's speech at the DNC, radical right-wing moron Dana Loesch took to her twitter account to attack Flukeas expected. She also attacked former Texas Governor Ann Richards's daughter, Cecile, simply because she is the President of Planned Parenthood. Not surprising given Loesch's repeated and vehement anti-choice rhetoric.















Her husband Chris jumped in as well:

This type of stuff is typical of not only Loesch, but the rest of the #TCOT Brigade as well.


More on Loesch's deliberate falsehoods on the "war on women" and attacks on women: 
Dana Busted: EXCLUSIVE: Anti-Women Coward Dana Loesch Falsely Accuses Sandra Fluke Of Chickening Out Of A Debate
Dana Busted: On KFTK's The Dana Show, Loesch defends Akin against the "GOP Establishment that wants him to drop out"
Dana Busted: Dana Loesch falsely implies that "McCaskill and Democrats want to control women"
LGF: Dana and Chris Loesch Defend Akin’s ‘Legitimate Rape’ Comments
Dana Busted: Clueless moron Dana Loesch defends Todd Akin's "Legitimate Rape" comment 
Dana Busted: Anti-choice liar Dana Loesch criticizes Lisa Brown's Vagina Monologues speech
Dana Busted: Loesch on KFTK's The Dana Show: "Progressive Women Suffer From 'Fake Leg Syndrome.'"
Dana Busted: GOP flunky Dana Loesch continues to misleadingly accuse the Dems of "pushing a 'war on women'"

Dana Busted: Loesch defends Kleefisch and Walker from possible recalls
Dana Busted: Loesch visits Chicago, still baselessly claims the "Democrats have a war on [conservative] women" 
Dana Busted: Loesch visits Madison, Wisconsin, and lies her butt off 
Dana Busted: Dana Loesch STILL falsely accusing the "Dems of starting the War on Moms' 
Dana Busted: Loesch falsely trumpets the "Democrats have declared war on [conservative] mothers" 
Media Matters for America: Dana Loesch's constant smears against Sandra Fluke 
Dana Busted: Loesch falsely accuses the Dems of "playing political games with VAWA" 
Dana Busted: Big Journalism's Loesch falsely accuses Jan Schakowsky of "validating misogyny" 
Dana Busted: Loesch defends the sexist Oxycontin Smuggling Hypocrite's attacks on Sandra Fluke 
Dana Busted: Outright moron Loesch still lying about Sandra Fluke 
Dana Busted: On her radio show, Loesch ridicules college-aged women for supporting access to contraception
Dana Busted: Anti-choice whacko Dana Loesch defends Virginia's horrid extremist Ultrasound Law
Dana Busted: Loesch's recent lunacy continues on trucking
Dana Busted: Loesch lies on ABC's This Week on everything
Dana Busted: Anti-Choice liar Loesch: "Liberals only care about breast cancer to push their pro-abortion agenda"
Dana Busted: More anti-choice propaganda from Dana Loesch 
Media Matters: Loesch and guest Katz bash Michelle Obama 
Media Matters: On The Dana Show, Loesch Claims "Democrats Use Women As Prostitutes For Votes" 
LGF: CNN and KFTK’s Dana Loesch Equates Mandatory Trans-Vaginal Ultrasound to Having Sex 
Media Matters: Limbaugh, Loesch join chorus blaming MoveOn for activist beating
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