Well, Jake’s a pro. Setting the scene… you know, I’m not going to bother. Once I say that he was dismantling the ‘arguments’ of a apologist for the Palestinian regime, you can probably figure it out from context:
TAPPER: If you run at a cop with a knife in this country, you’ll get shot.
That is a true fact. It is a true fact here, and in Spain, and the People’s Republic of China, and Belize, and Uganda, and Morocco, and Nepal, and Uruguay, and indeed every other country in the world that has armed police. Which means that Israel is no different. Whether or not certain individuals and organizations approve of that.
The Obama administration is not planning on releasing enrollment numbers on Obamacare until November, senior administration officials said Monday, as they continued to insist that delays with the healthcare.gov website were entirely the result of high volume.
“We will release monthly data when it is available,” a senior administration official told CNN. “We have not given an exact date, but it will be after end of month and we will work with states to collect their data to have a good picture of what’s happening across the country.”
But the administration has released numbers on the total numbers of visits to the federal site, approximately 8.6 million as of Friday, according to Health and Human Services data. A number cited as evidence of interest in the program. However, it is not clear how many of those who have visited the site were able to successfully use it, or stopped because of technical issues and slow speeds.
Short version: four Americans died in Benghazi in a terrorist attack (including our Ambassador), that there was an intolerable lack of security is the only thing that everyone agrees on, and yet nobody is being held accountable for anything – and the Obama administration is clearly taking the position that anybody who doesn’t like the current state of affairs can just go die in a grease fire. For that last bit I am merely articulating what Jake would probably dearly love to say, only he’s on CNN and they don’t approve of such language on the air.
Interesting clip here (H/T: Instapundit) from Next Generation TV: the first segment is the one of interest for this post. It’s essentially about Jake Tapper’s not-very-veiledwarning that certain people on the Left need to start taking seriously the administration’s precedent-setting harassment of reporters before the next administration comes in and really goes to town.
Which they will, if the people who are theoretically supposed to be checks on the naked ambition of this administration don’t wise up and start cleaning house. I cannot stress enough just how insulting it is to be told, cavalierly, that groups like the the IRS and the DoJ can operate with partisan impunity. Well, guess what? …They actually can’t; and our government bureaucracies, collectively, have been just a little too openly Democrat-friendly for just a little too long. I can guarantee that using half of it to fire the other half can be done in such a way as to be wildly popular with the populace, particularly when the dirty laundry gets aired. And there’s always dirty laundry… Continue reading Jake Tapper: you need to worry about the administration’s attacks on reporters.
Before you watch the video below, I invite you to first get a glass of something nice – why not? It’s Friday afternoon; the sun is over the yardarm somewhere – so that you may properly enjoy this next bit from Jake Tapper. He’s reporting on the strange inability of Barack Obama and Mike Bloomberg to publicly understand the difference between an automatic and a semi-automatic weapon:
But it might help the advocates of gun control if – in their advocacy for stricter measures – they seemed more familiar with what, exactly, they’re trying to ban. – Jake Tapper, CNN.
The funny part is? Jake’s not even a conservative. For all I know, he’s an advocate for more gun control. It’s just that he’s just not an idiot.
Background: The President ran into the press briefing (technically, his first in several months) unannounced today, threw out – or up – a few slams at Mitt Romney, graciously allowed himself to be asked about Missouri Republican Senate candidate Todd Akin, then ran out of the briefing again like the jackrabbit that Obama has become*. On the President’s way out the door, Jake Tapper reportedly called to Obama’s back:
“Don’t be a stranger!”
I’m going to give Jake style points for that, at least. To be fair, the entire thing was the media equivalent of a drive-by shooting, and I’m a fair-minded man. I don’t know if I would have done better, under similar circumstances…
*Delicacy, of course, prevents me from speculating whether that particular transformation is perhaps regretted by any of the people in Barack Obama’s life…