Was It a Scripted Moment?

At yesterday’s Rose Garden press conference with Obamacare supporters, a woman fainted while the president was talking. Seemed a bit odd. A closer look has some speculating that it was staged.

DW Ulsterman says

While I would like to think this was a legitimate instance of a woman who might be suffering from low blood sugar, or something related, there is the oddly timed reaction by President Barack Obama who, while reading from his teleprompter, is somehow able to know something amiss is going on behind him – even though the young woman has hardly moved or said anything to indicate she is in danger of fainting. Barack Obama has utilized the “woman fainting” ploy often when campaigning for himself, or an issue. In this case, (rather ironically) it is Obamacare. Would this administration be so desperate and callous as to stage this near-fainting spell as well? I’ll leave that to you to decide…

Here’s the video:

Obama was certainly ready with a quip, wasn’t he?

Shame on Cohen

Our 9th District House representative, Democrat Steve Cohen, has shot off his mouth again. Now he is saying that Tea Party Republicans are “domestic enemies.”

Has he no shame? How can the Democrats talk about bipartisanship in Congress when they continually malign us? They have never wanted to work with our side; they want to obliterate us.

How long are we going to have to put up with this clown? He needs to be voted out of office.

Ad Is Right On

Here’s the ad Rush Limbaugh was talking about on his radio show today.

It’s for Ken Cucinelli, Republican candidate for Virginia governor, who is running against Democrat Terry McAuliffe. The ad was done by Fight for Tomorrow and it has had a tremendously helpful affect on voters who see it, swinging them to Cucinelli.

Rush was saying this is the kind of ad the GOP should run because it’s a winner.

Shell Game at Fairgrounds?

At our last Midtown Republican Club meeting a week ago Tuesday, County Commissioner Steve Basar dropped by. He updated us on what he’s been doing and then gave an interesting warning.

Today, the issue he discussed was on the CA’s front page. It concerns the project to redevelop the Fairgrounds. There was a meeting of the Cooper Young Community Association last night to discuss the project with Robert Lipscomb, the Memphis Housing and Community Development director. Basar attended as did Wes Riddle, a lawyer who is “leading a new group that’s raised questions about the project.”

From the newspaper account Lipscomb faced some doubts in the standing room only crowd. The story says Lipscomb “sparred” with Basar, but they then conveniently failed to tell us about it. Probably Basar was upset that the project is going to take a lot of money; money the city of Memphis does not have to spare. Nor does Lipscomb have to go before the City Council or County Commission to go forward with this. That is worrying.

Basar did warn us about the project at our meeting. He said that $36 million has already been spent and $176 million is the price tag. “The world of Robert Lipscomb sounds like he’s running a shell game to me,” Basar said. He mentioned Lipscomb’s penchant for starting various projects around town. “He has to keep the old game going” by taking 20% to do with what he wants. These shenanigans continue to happen. Nobody know where the money comes from.”

Basar said it would be interesting to look into the firms who benefit from Lipscomb’s projects.

Channel 24 covered more of it here:

Notice how Lipscomb says it’s urgent that this be done. Why? This Fairgrounds effort needs close monitoring. Something’s up and it’s troubling.