It’s time once again for the Watcher’s Council’s ‘Weasel Of The Week’ nominations, where we pick our choices to compete for the award of the famed Golden Weasel to a public figure who particularly deserves to be slimed and mocked for his or her dastardly deeds during the week. Every Tuesday morning, tune in for the Weasel of the Week nominations!
Here are this weeks’ nominees:
President of the 57 states and fluent Austrian speaker Barack Obama!!
The Independent Sentinel: I really can’t ignore Barack Obama this week. He’s out-weaseled himself.
His NPR interview was chock full of delusional quotes. We are all living out his dangerous, delusional world view.
During the NPR interview, it became clear that he thinks Iran could be a very ‘successful regional power’:
There’s incredible talent and resources and sophistication inside of Iran,” he said, “and it would be a very successful regional power that was also abiding by international norms and international rules – and that would be good for everybody.”
He thinks he united the world and China, Iran and Russia are working with us:
“I mean, there’s a reason why we’ve been able to get this far in the negotiations. We mobilized the international community at the start of my presidency — a classic example of American leadership. The sanctions worked because we didn’t just get our usual allies’ support of this; we got China in support of it; we have Russia that still is supportive of the position that the P5+1 has taken in negotiations.”
“So, when I came into office, the world was divided and Iran was in the driver’s seat. Now the world’s united because of the actions we’ve taken, and Iran’s the one that’s isolated.”
Someone needs to tell him Iran is still in the driver’s seat.
He thinks the United States is “less racially divided” since he became president, which puts him in direct opposition to reality. He admitted that he has kept the Senate from acting on more than 400 bills languishing there. He is the king of the party of NO!
“There are going to be areas where we agree and I’m going to be as aggressive as I can be in getting legislation passed that I think help move the economy forward and help middle-class families,” he said. “There are going to be some areas where we disagree and, you know, I haven’t used the veto pen very often since I’ve been in office, partly because legislation that I objected to was typically blocked in the Senate even after the House took over — Republicans took over the House.”
He also takes the lead for me after responding so inadequately to the assassination of two NYPD officers.
Former Republican Congressman Michael Grimm!
The Noisy Room: My nomination this week is New York GOP Rep. Michael Grimm for his tax evasions, from 2007 to 2010, in connection with his Manhattan health-food store Healthalicious. He reportedly hid more than $1 million in receipts and wages at Healthalicious, a Manhattan restaurant he owned before he was elected to Congress in 2010. Though Grimm originally said he would continue to serve, he resigned after talking with House Speaker John Boehner, who convinced him to step down because he was embarrassing the party.
The 44-year-old Grimm, a former Marine and FBI agent, faces 24 to 30 months in prison, according to federal sentencing guidelines. He is scheduled to be sentenced June 8th. If the Dems win the seat in NY, it takes the only Congressional seat away from Republicans in the state. Shame on Grimm – I expect better from a Marine.
In last Tuesday’s hearing before Judge Pamela Chen, Grimm pleaded guilty to one count of aiding in the filing of a false tax return in 2009. In a document submitted to the court, he admitted to all the illegal conduct alleged in his 20-count indictment, including hiring undocumented immigrants and lying under oath in a deposition in 2013, when he had been in Congress for two years.
One of the worst parts, in my opinion, is that he lied about being a Tea Party candidate to get the support and endorsement of those such as Sarah Palin. Grimm did not join the Tea Party Caucus within the House, and instead joined the more moderate Republican Main Street Partnership.
After being elected, when asked by Sean Hannity if he was a Conservative, he wouldn’t even say he was one at that point. It is now blatantly obvious he was never a Conservative or a Tea Party adherent. He was a RINO in Tea Party clothing.
University of Virginia President And Male Basher Teresa Sullivan!!
The Razor: My WOTW is University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan for continuing a ban on fraternity activities and refusing to apologize to the Greek community even after the Rolling Stone article that prompted the ban was thoroughly debunked. I am no friend of the Greeks (unless it’s the Ancient Greek philosophers or Greek food) but Sullivan’s capitulation to the rabid PC harpies followed by her sudden mettle after the article was shown to be a lie makes me cast off my typical New Years optimism and reach back into the recent past to anoint Ms. Sullivan our First Weasel of 2015.
Ask Marion: My Weasel of the Week nominee is PETA.
Sarah Palin posted a photo of her 6-year-old special needs son, Trig, trying to help with the dishes. Nobody immediately reacted when he said he needed help to reach the sink, so Trip took it upon himself to solve the problem. He stood on the family dog, Jill, a black lab especially trained to be a companion for kids like Trig who suffers from down syndrome.
When Palin posted the photo, PETA went nuts. Now I’m a dog lover, but really???
Hmmm… funny thing?!? When Ellen DeGeneres, who doesn’t suffer from Downs or the [ike, posted virtually the same photo of herself standing on the family dog as a child, there were crickets from PETA and then they nominated her women of the year.
And when President Obama admitted that he ate dog meat as a child in Indonesia there wasn’t a peep either from PETA.
Or how about when New York Mayor Bill DeBlasio dropped the groundhog, who eventually died, at the yearly celebration? I don’t remember a peep from PETA either.
But like with anything else in today’s climate, if you are a Democrat or a Progressive from either party, you are untouchable and always excused, but if you are a Reublican or worse yet. a tea party Republican, you are fair game with a target on your back for anyone or any group to inflict their fake outrage. Just ask former Governer and GOP Presidential Candidate Romney.
But Sarah Palin responded to PETA like only Sarah can!
Well, there it is! Are these worthy weasels or what? Check back Thursday to see which Weasel walks off with the statuette of shame!
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