He chooses Morning Joe to float this turd of a trial balloon, because he knows nobody at MSNBC is going to pull out a pin to poke at it. Mika Brzezinski held his feet to the fire: DEAN: First of all, in fairness you gotta blame the Republicans. For some of this. Because they delayed everything they possibly could. Threw as many monkey wrenches into the process as they could – BRZEZINSKI: Exactly. DEAN: — with some success here . . . Naturally, there is not a single thing Republicans did that could conceivably have had any effect on the rollout. During the government slowdown, we were constantly told that the defund strategy didn’t matter because the dollars were already appropriated. Republicans can’t be blamed for participating in ObamaCare, either by voting for it, or getting their fingerprints on it in any way. So why does Dean say you have to blame Republicans? Because Dean is a hack on a friendly network, and he can get away with the Big Lie. It’s that simple. This is the emboldening of a strategy Obama himself dipped his toe into the other day, when he implicitly blamed the shutdown : “About three weeks ago, as the federal government shutdown, and the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces opened up across the country,” said Obama. “Well, we’ve now gotten the government back open for the American people and today I want to talk about how were going to get the marketplaces running at full steam as well.” The media didn’t jump on him for that, and now his implications are becoming direct accusations in the mouths of Obama’s mouthpieces. Dean’s just pushing the envelope a little further and seeing how it works. This is their strategy: lie, lie a little more, then lie a lot more — and see if anyone calls you on it. By the time we’re done, the whole botched rollout will be Ted Cruz’s fault.
God bless him. Via Military Times: The White House announced on Monday that former Army Capt. Will Swenson will receive the Medal of Honor on Oct. 15, four years after he braved enemy fire repeatedly while leading U.S. forces through a horrific ambush that erupted in eastern Afghanistan. The Battle of Ganjgal on Sept. 8, 2009, is
A man armed with an assault rifle opened fire today at approximately 8:20 this morning , injuring at least four people on the street outside of Naval Sea Systems Command, on the grounds of the Washington Navy Yard in Southeast Washington D.C. Initial reports suggested that the shooting occured within the Sea Systems Command building, where 3,000 people work, but current developments reveal that the shooting likely occured outside. One victim, male, was shot in the head and received emergency CPR from passersby before being taken to the hospital. Authorities say that there is one gunman, who is labeled an active shooter. D.C. and Capital police are on the scene, along with ATF agents and helicopter patrols. The area is closed, with heavy traffic disruptions. UPDATE: From DCist : The Navy said in a release that there was one confirmed injury. MPD later confirmed that five people, including an officer, were shot. The officer was shot in the legs, according to the Fire and EMS scanner. MPD described the suspect as a black male wearing a black shirt and black hat between 5’10 and 6’0 and 170 pounds. Police say the shooter has barricaded himself in the building, but is still active. Mayor Vince Gray urged people to stay away from the scene. More to come.
In yet another example of the federal government going too far, the Departments of Justice and Education have created a policy that threatens free speech right on college campuses. In a letter to the University of Montana, the departments describe a policy that it explicitly states will be “a blueprint for colleges and universities throughout the country.” It defines sexual harassment as “unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature and can include unwelcome sexual