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Filmmaker Steve Bannon, friend of arch-conservative Andrew Breitbart, says he will make good on Breitbart’s promise to release tapes that he said reveal Barack Obama as a radical bent on “racial division and class warfare.”
The late Andrew Breitbart
“We are going through a series of tapes of President Obama at Harvard,” Steve Bannon said on the Sean Hannity Show on Thursday night. Bannon said they would be released in a week to ten days.
Breitbart last Friday told the Conservative Political Action Conference about the alleged Obama tapes:
“We are going to vet him from his college days to show you why racial division and class warfare are central to what hope and change was sold in 2008.
“The videos are going to come out, the narrative is going to come out, that Barack Obama met a bunch of silver ponytails in the 1980s, like Bill (Ayers) and Bernardine (Dohrn), who said one day we would have the presidency, and the rest of us slept as they plotted, and they plotted, and they plotted.”
Breitbart, whose six websites are worth an estimated $4 million, had promised to release the tapes March 1, but dropped dead while walking home early Thursday in Brentwood, Los Angeles, at the age of 43.
Mr. Breitbart was said to have been engaged in a spirited political debate at a Los Angeles bar just before he fell dead while walking home.
Bannon said Andrew had heart issues. He said last year Breitbart had been in the hospital and since then he was on medication, he’d dropped weight, he was on a diet and had a personal trainer.
Despite Breitbart’s health issues, conspiracy theorists will argue that someone in the “spirited political debate” at the bar may have put something in Andrew’s drink.
President Barack Obama will attend his 100th reelection fundraiser Thursday night, and GOP officials are using the occasion to portray him as focused on politics, rather than on the nation’s stalled economy.
The reelection fundraisers were 50 times the number of meetings with House and Senate leaders.
An RNC video ends with the claim that “After four years of failed policies, he’ll need every penny.”
The three networks have, thus far, skipped Tuesday's revelation by Energy Secretary Steven Chu that the "overall goal" of the Obama administration isn't to get gas prices down.
This is despite the fact that ABC, NBC and CBS have previously focused on the rising gasoline prices in general.
On Tuesday Secretary Steven Chu said, "The Energy Department isn't working to lower gasoline prices directly." This was in response when a Republican lawmaker scolded him for his now-infamous 2008 comment that gas prices in the U.S. should be as high as in Europe.
The networks have not only remained silent on Secretary Chu’s comments, they have repeated numerous times the Administration story that the high price of gas is mostly because of speculators.
Speculators can raise gas prices but they can’t be blamed for doubling the price of gas since Obama’s inauguration.
As the Supreme Court prepares to hear oral arguments on the constitutionality of President Obama’s health care plan at the end of March, one of the president’s closest advisers has added to the weight of evidence that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) is losing viability among lawmakers and the public.
Last week, while testifying before Congress, the president’s acting budget director Jeffrey Zients undercut one of the central legal defenses of the law, admitting that the penalty imposed on those who do not purchase health insurance does not constitute a tax.
This acknowledgement contradicts one of the most important arguments the administration is making before the court. The administration will argue that the mandate is constitutional because it is a tax, and the government has been granted the power to tax.