Breaking News: New Hillary Clinton Scandal Shakes State Department; Others Implicated

Update: Additional developments documented on Campbell Brown show tonight – see below. Developing…

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Breaking News: Top aides to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are implicated in subpoena’s issued by a federal prosecutor in pay-to-play allegations about her former Senate seat!

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has previously discussed and commented on the pay-to-play allegations – but Secretary of State Hillary Clinton never revealed the subpoenaes from federal prosecutors about her top aides! The lack of transparency and candor from the Secretary of State have heightened already heightened suspicions. The top aides to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are long term operatives of the Clinton machine and have helped guide her career! Some of the top aides to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have previously been involved in troubling real estate deals.

The revelations about the subpoenas to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s are now commanding full coverage on all cable networks. MSNBC and CNN as well as all the major news networks have full teams staked out at the homes of not only Secretary of State Hillary Clinton but all her top aides as well.

The New York Times, USAToday and the Washington Post will devote their entire front pages to the scandal. The newspapers will also feature huge headlines on their front pages about the latest developments in a scandal which has also enveloped New York State Governor David Paterson. Governor Paterson is facing impeachment and removal from office.

The troubles of Governor Paterson however are merely a side issue of a scandal which threatens to bring down the Hillary Clinton headed State Department as well as her many friends throughtout the federal government.

Internet websites too, especially those focused on crime have ceased discussions about Sarah Palin’s mother-in-law and are now also writing exclusively about the Hillary Clinton scandal.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has held many news events recently but has been unable to escape the relentless questions regarding her lack of candor regarding the subpoenas of her top aides. The new Hillary Clinton scandal threatens to destroy the State Department and its mission in an especially perilous time for the United States and foreign policy.

News media analysts have stated that it is important to know whether the Secretary of State is a crook and therefore the round-the-clock investigations and reports on broadcast news outlets and print media are justified.

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The above is just a mild example of what would have happened if the latest news was about Hillary Clinton. Instead the subpoena news is about Barack Obama and his Chicago thug machine.

Sweeping federal subpoenas of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich’s administration include requests for records involving David Axelrod and Valerie Jarrett, senior advisers to President Barack Obama.

Among 43 subpoenas released by the Blagojevich administration Friday, one from Dec. 8 seeks notes, calendars, correspondence and any other data that relate to Axelrod, Jarrett and 32 other people and organizations.

[December 8, 2008] That was the day before the FBI arrested Blagojevich, a two-term Democrat, on charges that he tried to trade his appointment to replace Obama in the Senate for campaign contributions. Wiretapped conversations show Blagojevich thought Jarrett was interested in the seat and he wanted campaign money or a high-paying job in return, according to a sworn statement.

Obama’s staff released a report in December that said his staff had no inappropriate contact with the governor’s office about the Senate seat, nor was anyone aware of any dealmaking. Axelrod, a Chicago political strategist now in the White House, was not mentioned in the report.

The information regarding the subpoenas was obtained because of a Freedom of Information Act request.

The 43 subpoenas released Friday under the Freedom of Information Act, plus seven previously disclosed, cut a wide swath through the beleaguered administration, demanding everything from complex hiring records to Patricia Blagojevich’s appointment calendar. [snip]

The Better Government Association, a Chicago-based public watchdog group, fought a two-year lawsuit over release of the subpoenas, which it won late last month when Blagojevich’s office turned over five subpoenas BGA sought under FOIA. [snip]

The government also has demanded information on Blagojevich appointments to boards and commissions and documents that show “favors, official action or any other benefit” promised to people who were potential donors and records related to anyone who contributed $25,000 or more to his campaign.

The subpoenas sought information on, among others, Antoin “Tony” Rezko, Valerie Jarrett (Valerie Jarett real estate deals information HERE), David Axelrod, the Service Employees International Union, Tom Balanoff, SEIU Illinois president, and Change to Win, an SEIU-affiliated activist group.

Prosecutor Fitzgerald is casting a wide net:

“It’s clearly beyond matters in the criminal complaint, which was sweeping in its own right,” said Jay Stewart, executive director of the Better Government Association, whose legal fight forced Blagojevich to make the subpoenas public late Friday. “It demonstrates the feds have been looking for a long time. And, up to a relatively recent time, they’ve been gathering more information.”

Blagojevich and the Obama thug machine should be investigated.

As Campbell Brown said today, Blagojevich was the first Governor to endorse Barack Obama. Note, Blagojevich also stated on the Campbell Brown program tonight that Obama made recommendations to him regarding appointments which Blagojevich complied with “every single one”.

Investigate, investigate:

At the same time, Blagojevich said “some national figures like Harry Reid,” the U.S. Senate majority leader from Nevada, “are frankly covering their own backside” by asking him to step down because of their discussions with him over the Senate seat vacated by President Barack Obama. Blagojevich is accused of trying to peddle the seat for an Obama administration post, a high-paying job or other favors.

“And for me to just quit because some cackling politicians want to get me out of the way because there’s a whole bunch of things they don’t want known about them and conversations they may have had with me ….. would be to disgrace my children when I know I’ve done nothing wrong,” Blagojevich said in a transcript of the interview.

Blagojevich also maintained that some of the state senators who will decide his political fate don’t want him to present defense witnesses.

“Let me say there are some of those that are sitting in on judgment of me on Monday in the state Senate that were on telephone calls with me during that period of time” when his phones were tapped, Blagojevich said.

Blagojevich, said (on Campbell Brown this evening) that he as a new governor he Obeyed Obama’s possibly corrupt will when it came to appointments. Investigate, investigate, investigate:

And he went so far as to pressure President Barack Obama by demanding he be allowed to call the president’s political operatives as witnesses, which the legislature has denied him as per the request of U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald, so as not to damage the pending criminal case against the governor.

And the politicians, dropping enough hints about the road builders and so on to let them know he’s now dangerous and about to go nuclear.

These are not the calculations of a madman, but a governor hinting at the corruption of his fellows, and for this they call him cuckoo. [snip]

Sure, they’ll hang him, and cut off his political head and pour holy water down his neck. That’s a given. His fellow Democrats want him gone.

He exposed the plan of the Senate to remove him and install Lt. Gov. Patrick Quinn, who will preside over a whopping income tax increase backed by House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Lisa), so Madigan’s daughter, Atty. Gen. Lisa Madigan, can replace Quinn as governor and have all the state treasure she needs to maintain power.

Blagojevich might sing. Sing, Blago, Sing:

He stayed on message, that he’s the innocent victim. He also lobbed a few warning shots toward the Obama White House, saying he could prove his innocence, if only the Illinois Senate would allow him the right to question the president’s chief of staff, Rahm Emanuel, about discussions concerning appointments for Obama’s old Senate seat. [snip]

On “The View” he issued a threat to his estranged father-in-law, Ald. Dick Mell (33rd), the man who made him. The governor said his political problems began after he blocked an illegal landfill supported by Mell. That may have slipped past all the pretend Chicago political experts, but it didn’t slip past Chicago politicians. They know a threat when they hear it.

On page 14 (of 647 pages) of the “stimulus bill” Governor Blagojevich is mentioned:

SEC. 1112. ADDITIONAL ASSURANCE OF APPROPRIATE USE 2 OF FUNDS. -None of the funds provided by this Act may be made available to the State of Illinois, or any agency of the State, unless (1) the use of such funds by the State is approved in legislation enacted by the State after the date of the enactment of this Act, or (2) Rod R. Blagojevich no longer holds the office of Governor of the State of Illinois. The preceding sentence shall not apply to any funds provided directly to a unit of local government (1) by a Federal department or agency, or (2) by an established formula from the State.

Corrupt Blagojevich is being threatened by other corrupt officials. Blagojevich can fight back. Blagojevich can sing.

Antoin “Tony” Rezko once accused federal prosecutors of trying to get him to spill the beans on Blagojevich and Barack Obama. Rezko stated he would never cooperate with the prosecutors. Rezko is now cooperating with the prosecutors.

Rezko is singing.

Blagojevich can fight back. Blagojevich can sing.

Sing, Blago, Sing.

If Blagojevich “flips” and cooperates with federal prosecutors against Obama – will Big Media inform the public or continue to protect Obama?

Big Media would blare headlines if Blago sang a sour note directed against Hillary (or indeed, Sarah Palin).

Will Big Media cover a Blago recital directed at exposing Obama?

Sing, Blago, Sing.

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111 thoughts on “Breaking News: New Hillary Clinton Scandal Shakes State Department; Others Implicated

  1. OMG, I nearly had a heart attack with the beginning of this article. But, it would have been quoted verbatim SHOULD she be the one.

  2. and I’m sure the bot lurkers were absolutely salivating until they came to the punchline, Admin…lol…

    As ShortTermer put it so succinctly, a heart attack…yep…but more to the point, these constant media double standards just make me sick!

  3. ShortTermer, sorry for the possible heart attack.

    We might hear a celestial choir soon. A celestial choir with lead vocals by Blagojevic and Rezko.

  4. Admin, I, too almost had a heart attack! (Phwew!) Good article – it’s all about the double standards.

  5. In the Chicago way, lead vocals by Blagojevich and Rezko may either be bubbly with the fishes, resonating up from tons of concrete or high soprano solos. Those ol’ boys are gonna need some real protection if they decide to sing.

  6. Yes, Acute MI for sure…got instantly nauseous…then wondered in the same nano-second why I would be listening to Greta interviewing Blago if breaking news….because even FOX would be reporting. Unfortunately…wouldn’t surprise me if they tried to “create” such a situation to comfort sweet Caroline. Sob, sob. Wonder if “family situation” occurring mid-day Wednesday was Ed with copy of divorce papers, his PI report, and Jack telling her he would be staying with Dad in NYC – not D.C. along with a teenage threat or two. Hey…they didn’t want to mess up the inaugural celebration for her the day before, right? Reality check came the next day? Ed and Gail Gregg could probably make great art together, including being art directors in a Spielberg classic about the soap opera involving lover Sulzberger. Just one small problem…the Bloomberg machine will attempt to cover this up for all eternity…or until, as Charles and Camilla ….us lowly serfs and peasants have time to adjust. Did someone say popcorn? Barefoot in the Park 2008/2009.

  7. I was reading the article, and thought WTF. This can’t be true. Thank you for the punch line. But, if the was Sec. Clinton, the media would be lover it like flies, over you know what.

  8. ADMIN…just what I have been thinking too…the timing of this whole blago thing is so convenient…so perfect…such a, hmmm, set up? MSM, Special Prosecutor, Illinois Legislature, all together now…you just know he knows where all the skeletons are buried…is this guy safe or does he have to look over his shoulder…

  9. You should have saved that for April fools day. I had a sickness in the pit of my stomach, however, I knew my relatives would have called me immediately if this had happen.

    It was very effective. The bias is criminal, and as you have said before, once betrayed, you are never quite trusted again.

    I don’t have any newspaper subscriptions; I don’t watch the news, but if they start charging for blogging, believe me, I will pay.

  10. Shades of Orson Welles and War of the Worlds!
    First reaction: This can’t be happening! Hillary is all we have!
    The country is really doomed!
    But then I thought “This is not admin! Big Pink has been invaded!”
    Don’t shock me like that! I’m too old to take it! Somebody better warn AMB90!
    Whew!

  11. Subject: Fw: London Daily Mail editoral 1/6/09

    It’s nice to see that at least one newspaper got it right. After listening
    to our media, you’d think the whole world was happy for our election, and
    yet it’s an English publication that finially got it right; too late!!

    LONDON DAILY MAIL editorial 1/6/09 re: Obama’s victory

    Obama’s Victory–A British view

    A victory for the hysterical Oprah Winfrey, the mad racist preacher Jeremiah
    Wright, the US mainstream media who abandoned any sense of objectivity long ago,
    Europeans who despise America largely because they depend on her, comics who
    claim to be dangerous and fearless but would not dare attack genuinely powerful
    special interest groups. A victory for Obama-worshippers everywhere. A victory
    for the cult of the cult. A man who has done little with his life but has
    written about his achievements as if he had found the cure for cancer in between
    winning a marathon and building a nuclear reactor with his teeth. Victory for
    style over substance, hyperbole over history, rabble-raising over reality.

    A victory for Hollywood , the most dysfunctional community in the world.
    Victory for Streisand, Spielberg, Soros, Moore, and Sarandon. Victory for those
    who prefer welfare to will and interference to independence. For those who
    settle for group think and herd mentality rather than those who fight for
    individual initiative and the right to be out of step with meager political
    fashion.

    Victory for a man who is no friend of freedom. He and his people have already
    stated that media has to be controlled so as to be balanced, without realizing
    the extraordinary irony within that statement. Like most liberal zealots, the
    Obama worshippers constantly speak of Fox and Limbaugh, when the vast bulk of
    television stations and newspapers are drastically liberal and
    anti-conservative. Senior Democrat Chuck Schumer said that just as pornography
    should be censored, so should talk radio. In other words, one of the few free
    and open means of popular expression may well be cornered and beaten by bullies
    who even in triumph cannot tolerate any criticism and opposition. A victory for
    those who believe the state is better qualified to raise children than the
    family, for those who prefer teachers’ unions to teaching and for those who
    are naively convinced that if the West is sufficiently weak towards its enemies,
    war and terror will dissolve as
    quickly as the tears on the face of a leftist celebrity. A victory for social
    democracy even after most of Europe has come to the painful conclusion that
    social democracy leads to mediocrity, failure, unemployment, inflation, higher
    taxes and economic stagnation. A victory for intrusive lawyers, banal
    sentimentalists, social extremists and urban snobs.

    Congratulations America !

  12. Great Article the typical double standard that exists in this “fair and balanced media”
    Once Hillary was forced out the obama media set its sights on Governor Palin and defaming her name and family. I Hope she is able to repair her name. Its just sick the power the media has over public opinion
    Sheep mentality.

  13. You sly boots, Admin.

    You made sure we kept reading and you gave more false hope to the Obamabots. Well done!!!!

    But my heart is wonky enough so DON’T DO THAT AGAIN!

  14. Fantastic article…call me weird, but I like the bravado of Blago…maybe b/c I am an atty and it will be fun defending him with all the collateral damage he can do to others ….
    Jimmy Carter pushing , yet, another pro Muslim/Arab book on Larry King Live and sticking it to Bill saying he is more hopeful than he has been in the past 16 yrs..Claims he spoke to Hillary, and ultimately she will go with what Obama wants even if there are slight differences.

    I knew MSM would focus on everything pro-Obama and negative Clinton, and even Bill joked today that he could not get away with an off color joke Bush Sr. made at a joint appearence tooday. I shall support Bill and Hillar to my dying breaht, and Obama, a manipulator and opportunist, is fortunate to habe to follow in the foot steps of Z”W” who set the bar so low, an orangantan would look better…Ifg there is a god, or justice for that matter, Hillary will be our first female President some time in the future.

  15. Freckles and all, apologies for any momentary discomfort. But we did want to provide some hope to the depleted stockpiles of hope stored by the Hopium addicts. Unfortunately the hope we provided was as evanescent as the Obama Hopium.

  16. admin, how does your family feel about all of this? Did they support Obama or did they see through him like you did from the beginning? Also, do you predict that the media will ever turn on Obama or will they protect him for the next four years regardless of the scandals or missteps that he will make? I trust your opinions more than anyone within the PUMAsphere and pro-Clinton bloggers. I feel like you already know what is ahead for us in the next several years! Do you think Blago and Rezko will eventually sing or has Obama and his minions paid them to keep quiet?

  17. OMG!! ADMIN

    I must say i just got home from work and i too had some heart palpitations!!!

    BRILLIANT ARTICLE!!

    ps…. don’t do that again! LOL!!

    NMF: GREAT READ….wish our American :strike:Journalists:/strike: propagandists were so forth coming with the truth

  18. HighlyEducatedHillarySupporter Says:
    January 28th, 2009 at 1:59 am
    admin, how does your family feel about all of this? Did they support Obama or did they see through him like you did from the beginning?

    ==================

    Admin with a family! Forsooth! She is a tiny Chinese lady sitting crosslegged in a brocade throne smoking something musky, wearing much ivory and silk, with chopsticks in her hair like Bea Lillie in Thoroughly Modern Millie.

  19. RE Obama taking Family Planning out of the Stimulus, here’s a very informative post by Alegre with statements from NOW-NYS and Planned Parenthood etc.

    h….slashes no w’s
    alegrescorner.soapblox.net/showDiary.do?diaryId=2144

  20. Just joshing with you, Admin. The joy and laughter at the end was worth a hospital stay. 🙂

    OK — no more making you feel guilty.

  21. LMAO Admin! Guess we’ve been hanging out together too long…I knew where you were going with this article about 3 sentences into it.

    Wonder how many bots will be so excited by your “news” that they will run off to tell all their friends before bothering to read the entire article? LOL…this thought pleases me immensely.

  22. P.S. We also have the exact same thoughts on the signals Blago is sending his friends. In fact, Hubby and I had an argument just yesterday on this very subject. It ended with Hubby getting pissed and saying, ” You act like you have some kind of crystal ball or something! You don’t know what this guy is thinking! ”

    Ummmm, yeah I do. In fact, not only do I know what he’s thinking, I can pretty much tell you, play by play , what he’s going to do next! LOL… bubble bubble, toil and trouble. 😉

  23. Not to worry about this old Hillary soldier.Lump in the throat?Yes.BP up? No.Pulse faster?No.Secret? I always read from bottom up when I do this site and the punch line comes first.I must say though that the bots and nuts will C C and Paste and feed the trough of news swine with this piece of faux meat.And by the way I have decided to refer to to that once mighty media of sunshine and truth as the BRM (Back Room Media).What say you my friends?

    By ABM90 In political survival,stay ahead of the game and we never have to catch up.Good job admin.

  24. ROTF!!!!!

    Admin, You sure got my attention with THAT one! hehehehehe

    And how true.
    Seems like BM is now blag-hand Patterson. He pissed off the wrong people, too.

    BTW, what does everyone else think about BHO doing his first formal TV interview on Al-Aribiya?

  25. “Will Big Media cover a Blago recital directed at exposing Obama?”

    Sadly, I think they’re all in too deep to go that route, ever.

    Like I said upthread, look at Patterson. Now he’s getting the Blago-treatment.

    I pray for Blago’s safety.

  26. basil9: I think BHO and his firs Tv interview with his paypals was
    the first thing he had to do to save face.Remember that old saying? “You Have To Dance With The One That BRUNG You”.He is going to have sore feet for the next four years when his strings are pulled and the Dance (Race Card) is full…

    By ABM90

  27. NewMexicoFan Says:

    January 27th, 2009 at 11:54 pm
    Subject: Fw: London Daily Mail editoral 1/6/09
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    Amen!

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    jbstonesfan Says:

    January 28th, 2009 at 1:24 am

    “Jimmy Carter pushing , yet, another pro Muslim/Arab book on Larry King Live and sticking it to Bill saying he is more hopeful than he has been in the past 16 yrs..Claims he spoke to Hillary, and ultimately she will go with what Obama wants even if there are slight differences.”

    ——————-

    This man is “speaking” for Hillary now?
    After he snubs them?

    Unlike some, I was never a Carter fan. I just wish he would go home and stay there.

  28. JanH

    I bet they all thought HRC would be nothing but a bad memory by now. It must be hard for them to even speak about her. She will be making headlines weekly, if not sometimes daily. It must really upset them. Has anyone heard what Biden, Edward, Kerry, etc are doing lately? Jimmy we know is talking bout his new book. Of course Richardson is busy with the lawyers, and workig as a lame duck with the legislature here right now (It is in session for around 45 days). He has a big deficit to work out, and no job in Washington.

  29. “Remember that old saying? “You Have To Dance With The One That BRUNG You””

    ABM,

    Who’s he saving face with? The Islamic world? Do you think he sold us out? What about now using his middle name? I’m stunned that the media is reporting NOTHING about this although I should know better.
    🙁

  30. Idunn,

    “You act like you have some kind of crystal ball or something! You don’t know what this guy is thinking! ”
    Maybe not a crystal ball but we know you’ve got a huge stock of holy water. 😉

  31. Admin Our reaction to this story has a lot to say about how we value the information on this site. If it was big median, we would have dismissed it, or gone looking for what really happened.

    However, your reputation and the reputation of this site, which provides us with up to the minute truth, is what caused the shock. That we had the reaction we did is a tribute to you. I feel that you would bring the latest truth forward, regardless of who it was about.

    Again, next time do this on April Fools day.

  32. In the category of on-going concerns regarding Obama: for the fact that he is a neophyte messing with lots of things in addition to what the general public is aware of, he is Bush 3. And because I came across this in the morning’s browse:

    … [expanding on Bush’s beginning’s] Obama reportedly plans to change the name from the “Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives” into his own “White House Council for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships.” The old office would become 12 offices to carry out the expanded program. Not exactly the change that many secularists and liberals were hoping for. Obama has assembled an informal faith-based advisory group to assist him in plans to expand the incorporation of religious organizations into government at the cost of billions of dollars each year. Warren will likely be one of those advisers.

    blogs dot usatoday.com/oped/2009/01/faith-based-par.html?csp=34

    I am more uncomfortable than ever.

  33. holdthemaaccountable

    I wonder where Rev Wright is these days. That probably was his job begore the scandal.

  34. January 28, 2009
    Obama’s Blank Screen Deception
    By Tony Blankley

    President Barack Obama is a beguiling but confounding figure. As he said of himself in “The Audacity of Hope,” “I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views.”

    It is indeed audacious that he should proclaim this consciously disingenuous attribute. And as one reads his inaugural address, it is hard not to conclude that it was crafted shrewdly to perpetuate such confusion.

    Run-of-the-mill politicians try to hide their duplicity. Only the most gifted of that profession brag that they intend to confound and confuse the public. Such an effort is beyond ingenious; it is brazenly ingenuous.
    SNIP:

    I believe that Obama intends to craft a new nationalism, using the disassembled timber of our traditional values to build a new, more collectivist and less individualistic ship of state. The planks will look vaguely familiar, but the ship will be quite different. It is as if he would disassemble the warship Old Ironsides and build with its timbers a collectivist’s ark.

    Oddly, my suspicion is confirmed by my liberal friend, scholar and columnist for The Washington Post E.J. Dionne, who wrote last week that “President Obama intends to use conservative values for progressive ends. He will cast extreme individualism as an infantile approach to politics that must be supplanted by a more adult sense of personal and collective responsibility. . And in trying to do all these things, he will confuse a lot of people.”

    Perhaps E.J., hopefully, and I, suspiciously, both have misread Obama. But one is entitled to be suspicious of a politician who openly brags, “I serve as a blank screen on which people of vastly different political stripes project their own views.” That strikes me as a conscious intent to deceive in order to diffuse opposition to his designs until it is too late to block them. Ronald Reagan never hid his policy intentions from public view. Neither, in fairness, did Lyndon Johnson or Walter Mondale or Barney Frank or Nancy Pelosi.

    A politician who will not sail under his own flag sails, in effect, against all flags. Such a strategy may, in time, undercut his support from increasingly suspicious progressives, liberals, moderates and conservatives — once they recognize the deception.

    realclearpolitics. com /articles/2009/01/obamas_collectivist_nationalis. html

  35. OBAMA WATCH CENTRAL
    What did president tell Supreme Court?
    Lawyer in eligibility case seeks records of secret discussions

    Posted: January 27, 2009
    9:47 pm Eastern

    By Bob Unruh
    © 2009 WorldNetDaily

    A lawyer whose case challenging Barack Obama’s eligibility to occupy the Oval Office was denied a hearing in the U.S. Supreme Court says she will demand records of a meeting between the justices and the president.

    California lawyer Orly Taitz, who has several cases pending over the issue of Obama’s status as a “natural born” citizen, told WND she will take action soon.

    SNIP

    But of the Supreme Court’s actions now may become the subject of further questions, because Obama visited with the justices in their private chambers in a meeting closed to the public just before his inauguration. Taitz said a defendant in a legal action meeting with the judges who are deciding the case without have a representative from the other side is unprecedented – and unacceptable.

    “I will file a motion to the chief justice to compel the records of this private meeting, that was held only a few days before my case was supposed to be heard,” Taitz said in a posting on her website.

    “I would like to get information about what was discussed,” she told WND in an interview. “It’s unheard of for the Supreme Court to meet with [one] party when a case is pending.”

    Multiple reports confirmed Obama met in private with eight of the nine justices. Justice Samuel Alito was absent.

    The meeting, wrote Taitz, was “only a few days before my case was supposed to be heard,

    SNIP

    “We believe that Mr. Obama has spent over $800,000 on numerous attorneys
    to keep his original birth certificate sealed, because the original vault birth certificate does not provide any corroborating evidence from any hospital about him being born there,” Taitz said.

    SNIP

    Taitz said the meeting isn’t the only suspicious activity at the Supreme Court. One day after Obama’s inauguration, all of the docketing information about her case suddenly was deleted from the court’s website.

    While it eventually was restored, there has been no explanation of the deletion, she said.

    “I will be demanding from the Chief Justice John Roberts an immediate full investigation as to how the information about a case of national and world importance … disappeared from the docket of the Supreme Court,” she said.

    Berg also has released a statement that his cases, after his emergency requests to the Supreme Court regarding Obama’s eligibility were denied hearings on their merits, have resumed their routes through the court system
    .

    His most recent conference at the Supreme Court had the justices rejecting his request for an injunction. But he said three cases still are pending.

    worldnetdaily. com /index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=87270

  36. basil9:exactly.He has so many political support debts coming up and he will slowly fall out of favor with his financial base and it is beginning to happen.The chorus of skeletons out of the closet will be music to our ears as he comes down from the fence post of self infatuation.Be patient all,time is on our side.

    By ABM90. Dipnotes,the blog site for state.gov is great.Try it ,you will like it.

  37. djia Says:

    January 28th, 2009 at 10:35 am
    January 28, 2009
    Obama’s Blank Screen Deception
    By Tony Blankley
    —————————————————

    djia,

    It makes me feel so much better to know that there are a few media writers who are daring to go against the grain.

    May their numbers grow and prosper!

  38. NewMexicoFan Says:

    January 27th, 2009 at 11:54 pm
    Subject: Fw: London Daily Mail editoral 1/6/09
    ——————————–
    NMF: great posting

    Oh would some power
    The giftie gie us
    To see ourselves
    As others see us

  39. Hillary Clinton leaves quick stamp on US State Department

    WASHINGTON (AFP) — Less than a week after taking over the reins of US foreign policy, Hillary Clinton has left her mark on the State Department with a politician-style charm offensive.

    Since she arrived Thursday at the austere hub of US diplomacy, the former first lady set the tone for a “new era for America” marked by openness and dialogue.

    Greeted with cheers from employees, she immediately thrust herself into a crowd worthy of the intense presidential election campaign she waged for more than a year before yielding to her Democratic rival Barack Obama.

    In order to break clearly with former president George W. Bush’s administration, which was accused of resorting too readily to military force, she retooled US foreign policy along three lines: diplomacy, development and defense.

    In her first news briefing on Tuesday Clinton admitted Washington has “a lot of damage to repair” to its global standing, and said the world is relieved Obama has replaced Bush.

    However, there would not be a total “repudiation” of the past eight years, she said, and noted that the six-party talks on North Korea’s nuclear disarmament pursued under Bush are “essential”.

    Matching words with deeds to break with the previous administration, in one of her first acts Clinton visited the US Agency for International Development where she promised employees extra funds and political will before plunging into the crowds to shake hands.

    In a further show of the new lead on global development, the State Department announced Tuesday it has made an initial contribution of 125 million dollars toward the 2009 operations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

    Within days of her arrival Clinton outlined the new US priorities with the naming of three envoys: former senator George Mitchell for the Middle East; diplomat Richard Holbrooke for Afghanistan and Pakistan; and Todd Stern, a former advisor of her husband and ex-president Bill Clinton, to deal with climate change.

    Unlike her predecessor Condoleezza Rice, who was courteous but brief and formal at similar appointments ceremonies, Clinton has given such events the air of a campaign rally.

    When the talking was over, she plunged into the audience to greet as many people as possible.

    She has been careful to make sure that her former rivalry with Obama is over for good by insisting that the new administration forms a “team”.

    On Monday she took part in a meeting with the new president and Mitchell at the White House, just before the peace envoy left to the region on his maiden trip.

    In her first direct contact with the media, Clinton avoided a formal televised news conference and chose instead to meet in person with more than a dozen journalists in their office space at the State Department.

    Showered with questions on the new administration’s plans, she avoided all the traps and abstained from commenting on potentially controversial subjects.

    Asked about civilian victims blamed on US military strikes in the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan, she said: “I am not prepared to talk about that.”

    Dialogue with US arch-foe Iran? “There is just a lot that we are considering that I am not prepared to discuss,” she said.

    She adopted a diplomatic tone on China when she called for “comprehensive” dialogue in line with its “important role” in the region and world.

    In one week, the secretary of state has telephoned 37 presidents, prime ministers or foreign ministers, according to the State Department media officers.

    She said she sensed from such calls a sigh of relief that the Obama administration had replaced Bush’s team.

    “There is a great exhalation of breath going on around the world as people express their appreciation for the new direction that is being set and the team that is being put together by the president,” said the chief US diplomat.

    Copyright © 2009 AFP.

    google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5h8Nz42mnD4KInXaR7sSafwvKDAsA

  40. From the Financial Times:

    Clinton signals broader focus on Beijing
    By Daniel Dombey and Alan Beattie in Washington

    Published: January 28 2009 02:00 | Last updated: January 28 2009 02:00

    Hillary Clinton, secretary of state, yesterday highlighted a shift by the Obama administration from previous US policy on China as she endorsed a “comprehensive” approach to Beijing that would focus on more than just economic ties.

    In comments that also indicated her interest in taking a leading role on relations with China, Mrs Clinton faulted the Bush administration for its approach, which was largely left in the hands of Hank Paulson, the former Treasury secretary.

    “The strategic dialogue that was begun in the Bush administration turned into an economic dialogue and that’s a very important aspect of our relationship with China, but it is not the only aspect of our relationship,” she told journalists.

    “So we’re going to be working together in the government . . . to design a more comprehensive ap-proach that we think will be more in keeping with the important role that China is playing and will be playing.”

    Her comments came after Tim Geithner, the newly confirmed Treasury secretary, used a politically loaded word – “manipulating” – to describe China’s management of its exchange rate.

    His remarks, in testimony to the US Senate, were widely seen as an early signal of the Obama administration’s intention to increase pressure on Beijing over economic issues.

    In her own testimony to the Senate, Mrs Clinton argued that US “economic policy towards China has to be co-ordinated with our foreign policy”. She added that while the US wanted a relationship with Beijing “where we deepen and strengthen our ties . . . and manage our differences where they persist . . . this is not a one-way effort”.

    Her testimony listed both the US’s desire to work with Beijing on “common challenges like climate change and nuclear proliferation” and its goals for China to become “a more open and market-based society”.

    Former Bush administration officials argue US diplomatic co-operation with China has intensified in recent years, particularly over the six-party talks on North Korea’s nuclear programme. Mrs Clinton yesterday labelled those talks “essential” while stressing the importance of bilateral contacts with Pyongyang.

    The White House has tried to calm speculation that it intends formally to name China as a currency manipulator in its twice-yearly report on exchange rates, due in the spring. Robert Gibbs, White House spokesman, said on Monday that Mr Geithner was merely repeating what Mr Obama had said in the election campaign and that no decision had yet been made about formally naming China.

    In his confirmation hearings, Mr Geithner added the US needed to engage China on a range of economic issues and carefully choose the best means of doing so.
    Copyright The Financial Times Limited 2009

    ft.com/cms/s/0/faa416f8-ecda-11dd-a534-0000779fd2ac.html

  41. Jan:

    I totally Agree!!

    I have come across a few such articles today that was one

    here is another:

    seems the press who didn’t need us or listen to us during the election now wants us & NEEDS LITTLE OLE US…..go figure!

    Press, public need to keep Obama open

    politico.com/news/stories/0109/18044.html

    [last paragraph: two page article]

    If the administration provides information only as a unitary marketing operation, citizens may join the media protest.

    And if it ever seems like Obama’s commitment to grass-roots, two-way communication is fading away, like so many campaign memories, citizens and reporters can collaborate to put meaningful openness on the agenda.

    The public and the press have been at odds lately. Yet when it comes to pressing Obama on coupling transparency with public interaction, as the saying goes, we are the ones we’ve been waiting for.

  42. I bet they all thought HRC would be nothing but a bad memory by now. It must be hard for them to even speak about her. She will be making headlines weekly, if not sometimes daily.
    ————————————-
    The worst of it for them is she has more influence over the messiah than they do. That is because she is grounded in reality and experience whereas they are steeped in utopianism, confusion and infantile behavior. They are the naive people whom social darwinism would have dispensed with long ago were it not for the artifice of civilization. Anyone who ventures forth into dangerous world with their naive view is a target for predators.

    There is a distinction between style and substance. Ultra liberals are so mesmerized by the style that they fail to realize that the brave now world they pine for with tears in their eyes and a lump in their throat is in substance Bush 3. In addition, they fail to understand that the only one who can save them and him from the consequences of their naivetee is Hillary.

    An interesting dilemma for them which they and big media havent the guts to face.

  43. “we are the ones we’ve been waiting for”

    ————————————————-

    I swear that when this sort of stuff comes out of Obama’s mouth, it sounds so narcissistic and disgusting.

    Said as it was in djia’s article post, I just hope some of the media step up.

  44. I think that as long as Hillary is useful to Obama and contributes to the legacy he is looking for, as well as makes him look like the shining star he strives to be…he will mine her knowledge and energy.

    In the meantime, Hillary will continue to accumulate the accolades she deserves, thereby ensuring that her legacy will be that much more important to the nation.

  45. JanH 11:27

    I felt the same when he said about HRC to the State Department, I have brought you a gift. I know others here thought it was a compliment. However, I felt she was not a gift, that she deserved to be SOS, and should have had his job. To me it was like putting her in her place, and elevating himself to King again.

  46. If the administration provides information only as a unitary marketing operation, citizens may join the media protest.
    ——————————-
    Dija: thanks for the article. I must tell you it struck me as a remarkable piece of hypocracy even for a source as corrupt as Politico. What were they during the primary and general election but a “unitary marketing operantion” for the Messiah.

    But now that the election is over and they find that they are now co-equal partners in running government, they give the public whom they shut out in the primaries their permission to join with them in a call for more openess–meaning letting them run government without ever standing for election.

    This is one of those situations where the enemy of my enemy is not my friend. The American People are going to have to figure their way out of this dead end without help from Big Media. They are the root cause of the entire problem.

  47. Why does the NYT’s allow Maureen Dowd to constantly spew her anti-Clinton rhetoric in seemingly articles that have nothing to do with the Clintons’? I heard she through a huge inauguration party at her DC home which was the “event ” to get into. Why, with the exception of a few loyal Clinton supporters calling them out , does the MSM get away with this? I truly dislike “Fox” news, but the former reporter Bernie Goldberg, often a guest of O’Riley , certainly is correct is his portrayal of a biased media.

  48. I think that as long as Hillary is useful to Obama and contributes to the legacy he is looking for, as well as makes him look like the shining star he strives to be…he will mine her knowledge and energy.
    ———————————–
    Jan-as do not see it as quite that exploitive. I dont see it so much as mining her knowledge as telling her handle it and tell me what you need me to do to support you. He is in deep trouble, he knows it and he knows he needs her. This is one of a thousand problems he has. The one he will be judged on is whether he can solve our econmomic problems in the next 18 months and there is no way he can. Wait until they start picking apart the stimulus packgage. Wait until it does not work. For that reason alone will fail and she will rise in the words of the poet.

  49. Obama administration co-opting media analysts
    posted at 10:10 am on January 28, 2009 by Ed Morrissey
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    Politico warns TV news viewers to take political analysis in the Age of Obama with a five-pound bag of Morton’s Salt. Barack Obama’s right-hand man, chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, holds daily conference calls with three prominent analysts who appear regularly as independent voices in the media’s political coverage. The “17-year-long conference call” provides Obama an excellent opportunity for message control:

    SNIP

    the morning calls between Emanuel, [James] Carville, [George] Stephanopoulos and [Paul] Begala — pollster Stan Greenberg is another frequent member of the core group,

    SNIP

    Last April, the Left went nuts when the New York Times reported that the Pentagon had provided briefings for military analysts in the American media for six years without any disclosure from the analysts themselves. Critics claimed that the Bush administration had engaged in a propaganda effort to skew coverage of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars to generate support for both. The actual coverage from the media made that claim rather laughable, but the Pentagon suspended the briefings once they were made public.

    In that case, though, the briefings got conducted by military experts, not political hacks. The Emanuel conference calls look far more egregious than the military briefings. It looks like a deliberate propaganda campaign, especially since none of the three have bothered to mention their cozy relationship with Obama’s right hand man. Viewers should know that these three commentators check in daily at the White House to see what the story of the day might — or should — be.

    hotair. com /archives/2009/01/28/obama-administration-co-opting-media-analysts/

  50. jesus, mary and joseph u just took ten years off my life, didn’t check the blog yesterday, worked the night shift monday and tuesday and have not been watching tv since sunday… don’t do that again.

  51. wbboei,

    I agree that deep down I think he knows that he needs her and that he knows he is in trouble. I just wonder if his ego has pushed this aside and is too big to acknowledge it.

    I just have to say that I love that Hillary is in the SOS position. She is going to run circles around him and her enemies, i.e. his posse will just have to live with it.

  52. OMG! Add me to those who almost had a heart attack. Lord, wouldn’t MSNBC and Campbell Brown on CNN love a story like the above fiction?!

    I think Gov. “Hot Rod” Blagojevich had better sing soon, as opposed to threatening to sing, before he finds himself the victim of a most unfortunate accident. Singing loudly and quickly could save his life.

  53. I was about to post that my reaction to this article was a tribute to how much trust I have in this site, so I concur with that sentiment posted upthread.

  54. jbstonesfan Says:

    January 28th, 2009 at 11:52 am
    Why does the NYT’s allow Maureen Dowd to constantly spew her anti-Clinton rhetoric in seemingly articles that have nothing to do with the Clintons’?
    ——————————–
    1. Because they support Caroline Kenndey as evidenced by the romantic liason between he and their publisher.

    2. By now most people realize how mentally deranged Dowd is. Her pschodramas about the Clintons is about all she knows, hence all she can write about.

  55. WTF?? I clicked on my own name to see what my profile looked like, and this is what I saw:

    ” d884e4f565084bbc8bd4’s page

    I don’t even have a name and the editors are still reviewing me. What’s going on??!! Admin, you’ve had time to review my profile. I gave Hillary Clinton lots of money and support, both before and after the August Dimocratic convention rip-off. Ask her.

    This community member’s page is currently being reviewed by the editors.

  56. djia Says:

    January 28th, 2009 at 11:55 am
    Obama administration co-opting media analysts
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    And yet CNN, Fox, et al will scurrie to get these gentlemen on their shows so they can have access to this very corrupt and exclusive pipeline to their messiah.

  57. Everyone knows Begala and Carville are Dems, so Emanuel talking to them isn’t a big deal. But Stephanopoulos purports to be more independent, so I agree with the author that that’s questionable.

  58. But now that the election is over and they find that they are now co-equal partners in running government,
    ————————–
    Not coequal partners they thought they would be.

    By the way NO ADMINISTRATION can ever accept these jackels as their partner and have any hope of governing. So conflict here is inevitable. Where the Washington Press Corps is concerned it is not about reporting, or having an informed pubic. As we have seen they censor far more objective informantion than they ever report. Why? A five letter word: power. We can break their power if we can find a way around them to the truth. They can do their punch and judy routine with Obama til hell freezes over we need the truth and they dont have it.

  59. [from america’s right website]

    HOUSE VOTES TODAY ON ‘STIMULUS’ BILL !!
    Wednesday,January 28, 2009

    The Senate bill is nearing $900 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal, and the House of Representatives votes TODAY.

    Call your representative. Take 45 seconds and do it NOW. Don’t rely on your neighbor to call, don’t rely on me to call. Call your congressman or congresswoman now and tell them, politely, that ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, that they should vote NAY on the so-called “stimulus” package.

    Remind them gently that, less than two years down the road, they’ll be asking for your vote — and tell them that you prefer to pull that lever for people who have your interests at heart.

    Please call. Please do it now. It takes less time to call than it does to brush your teeth.

    [from michelle malkin website]

    Stop, thief! Kill the bill, melt the phones
    By Michelle Malkin
    On Monday night, the Congressional Budget Office sent out a full analysis of the House stimulus bill — elaborating on the partial number-crunching that were disseminated last week by Republican Hill sources. The new report elaborates on what the first one illuminated: the vaunted infrastructure spending will take years and years and years to kick in. Just 7 percent of the total $800 billion-plus stimulus funding would enter the economy by the end of this year.

    SNIP

    Translation: They can’t spend the stimulus money fast enough to actually stimulate anything other than campaign coffers, media buzz, and bureaucratic paperwork. President Obama asserted that there is no disagreement on the need to Do Something. He’s wrong. Two hundred economists spoke up this week in an open letter disseminated by the libertarian Cato Institute: “More government spending by Hoover and Roosevelt did not pull the United States economy out of the Great Depression in the 1930s,” they said. “More government spending did not solve Japan’s ‘lost decade’ in the 1990s. As such, it is a triumph of hope over experience to believe that more government spending will help the U.S. today.”

    And that must be the message of gimlet-eyed fiscal conservatives in Washington who should wear the “obstructionist” badge proudly. Obstructionism in the name of fiscal sanity is no vice. Panicked profligacy in the name of blind bipartisanship is no virtue.

    ***

    Dissent is patriotic. Light up the phones today. (Or as Top Conservatives on Twitter and GOP Rep. Michele Bachmann are calling it: Operation Melt the Phones):

    ALL AREA CODES ARE (202)

    Senate Main Number: 202-224-3121

    House of Representative Numbers are listed below in alphabetical order:

    michellemalkin. com/

  60. I know it is poor logic but if this is a trillion dollar bill for domestic needs, we must not forget that we have spent at least that much on Iraq. So the real issue here is how that money is being spent, and whether it will achieve the desired result. Because of Iraq we have no margin of error–no room for pork and no room for give away programs with no oversight as we saw with that idiot Paulson. That is where Obama will most likely fail in the long run.

  61. wbboei,

    Lou Dobbs and his researchers are going through this 600 page document and identifying on his show any questionable areas. He started yesterday and is going to continue throughout the week.

    I agree about the Iraq comparison, but I do think some oversight is needed. I can’t imagine that either side of the aisle has read the whole thing through, given the speed with with Obama is trying to push this into legislation.

  62. If the government can and will audit the Hexx out of how MaCain spent his general election money, then there must be a way to put controls on how the Corporations use the stimulas money. First you put very specific languarge in the bill authorizing the money (absolute tie their hands), then you parcel it out by Qtr, and last you audit them.

    If Corporation fails to spend that money as intended, you don’t write the next check.

    So why is that so difficult. I have seen government employees at a high level go to jail for not spending funds the way they were approriated. There are White Collar jails.

    SO WHAT IS THE PROBLEM HERE. WE DON’T HAVE THE RIGHT PEOPLE IN THE RIGHT JOBS IF THEY CANNOT CONTROL THIS SPENDING SITUATION.

  63. Jan-yes, and that was part of my point. There is great suspicion that what Obama and his Chicago thugs are angling for here are is a large pool of money and more of his public-private partnerships predicated on the Rezko business model. That is why strict oversight is necessary.

    I have never been very receptive to the Cato group. They may be right that the New Deal policies did not lift us out of the depression immediately-an argument which is hardly original, but they did alleviate suffereing, built vital infrastructure and may have prevented a revolution. Those points they conviently miss.

    Three things seem important at least to me. First, these spending initiatives must be well targeted, well supervised and free of Chicago thugs. Second, the tax burden Obama proposed on small business must be abandoned, and the tax cuts on individuals must be abandoned as well. We must learn to pay as we go. Third, the cooperation Hillary will achieve on financial and miltiary matters around the world will be a key component in a long term solution to our domestic economic problems.

  64. The big O met with his new found paypals to lobby congress for their payback money.This is “Be Kind to Your Fine Featherd Friends Day”.The Wall Street Vultures that got us into this mess and got him elected.He will soon run out of perfume and after they get their bailout funds ,will turn on him as a bad investment.
    On another bad note.The leader of the BRM,FOX did a piece on Bill’s 08 speaking fees and the horrible risks involved.Mean while tweeties hate lair,brought up the conflict of interests junk that Hillary will be involved in.It is no wonder that the BRM failures are mounting every day.In their case,bad news by bad news outlets is good news for us.

    By ABM 90 We are fortunate to have an honest voice thru ADMIN and a world class SOS in Hillary.

  65. On another bad note.The leader of the BRM,FOX did a piece on Bill’s 08 speaking fees and the horrible risks involved.Mean while tweeties hate lair,brought up the conflict of interests junk that Hillary will be involved in.It is no wonder that the BRM failures are mounting every day.In their case,bad news by bad news outlets is good news for us.
    ———————————-
    Big Media is a sore loser. With war, terrorism and economic collapse all around us this is what they choose to fixate on. For them petty vendettas are more important than the welfar of our county. They have more memories of the past than dreams for the future. That is symptomantic of an institution in decline.

  66. Confluence todays posting:

    Obama Caves – Women’s Groups Shift Focus – part deux
    Posted on January 28, 2009 by sm77

    There, I said it! Obama is an asshole. And??

    The fabulous Taggles aka Sheri Tag broke the news with the response from Planned Parenthood regarding the blame shifting.

    I’m taking it a step further, just so you can see how NARAL and Planned Parenthood are capitulating and triangulating to Obama’s hellbent path to becoming Reagan’s heir, aka Obama Pr0n-ing.

    Let’s rewind the time machine when the story on the gag rule broke last week. President Obama was the apple of every feminists’ eye when this came out:

    Obama ends abortion-related funding restrictions for aid groups

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama signed a memorandum Friday that ends a prohibition on supplying federal family-planning funds and contraceptives to international aid groups that provide abortions, abortion referrals or abortion counseling.

    Both NARAL and Planned Parenthood sung praises to Mr. Feminist-in-Chief (can there be a global gag rule for calling Obama a “feminist” please?) here and here, citing President Obama’s commitment to women’s issues (not!).

    Here’s an excerpt from Planned Parenthood’s:

    “With the stroke of a pen (edited by me: because phallus symbols must be mentioned when speaking of Dear Leader and his wimmen subjects), President Obama has lifted the stranglehold on women’s health across the globe. His repeal of the global gag rule ends eight long years of policies that have blocked access to basic health care for women worldwide. No longer will health care providers be forced to choose between receiving family planning funding and restricting the health care services they provide to women.

    And with a stroke of his pen (because it’s soooo powerful!), OBAMA requested that the Family Planning Provision be cut to appease his Republican Overlords. Daddy Reagan would be so pleased!

    Democratic Leaders Likely To Remove Family Planning Provision From Economic Stimulus Proposal

    President Obama has asked House Democrats to cut a provision of their economic stimulus proposal that would give states more flexibility to expand Medicaid coverage of family planning services, the AP/Austin American-Statesman reports. According to the AP/American-Statesman, several Democratic officials said that House leaders likely would abandon the provision at Obama’s request, which was made “at a time when the administration is courting Republican critics of the legislation.” A final decision is expected on Tuesday, when Obama is scheduled to meet separately with House and Senate Republicans. Under the provision, states would be allowed to expand Medicaid family planning services without having to request special permission from HHS. Republicans had criticized Democrats’ inclusion of the provision as politically motivated, saying that it exemplified wasteful spending in the stimulus plan that would neither create jobs nor help the economy. According to the AP/American-Statesman, Obama’s request to drop the provision from the stimulus package “underscores the administration’s desire to signal a spirit of bipartisanship, a recurring theme for the president in his first week in office.” The Senate is expected to vote on a companion stimulus measure next week, and congressional leaders expect to have finalized legislation for Obama by mid-February (Espo/Taylor, AP/Austin American-Statesman, 1/27).

    Now let’s turn the time machine even further back and see NARAL’s endorsement for now President Obama back in May, 2008:

    NARAL PRO-CHOICE AMERICA ENDORSES SEN. BARACK OBAMA

    Washington, DC – Nancy Keenan, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, released the following statement today, announcing that her organization’s political action committee proudly endorses Sen. Barack Obama for president.

    “Today, NARAL Pro-Choice America PAC is proud to endorse Sen. Barack Obama for president. Sen. Obama has been a strong advocate for a woman’s right to choose throughout his career in public office. He steadfastly supports and defends a woman’s right to make the most personal, private decisions regarding her reproductive health without interference from government or politicians.

    Yeah, right!

    So what is NARAL’s response to President Obama’s request to cut family planning funds from the stimulus package? Not a word. If anyone has a link, please let me know in the comments section.

    Here’s Planned Parenthood’s response from their website, as Taggles reported below:

    Planned Parenthood worked closely with our partners in Washington, DC, to ensure that the economic stimulus package included a commonsense measure — the Medicaid Family Planning State Option — that would have invested in health care and allowed states to expand health care access to more women.

    Unfortunately, the Medicaid Family Planning State Option fell victim to misleading attacks and partisan politics and was cut from the stimulus package yesterday.

    Now here’s a more biting comment from California’s Planned Parenthood Kathy Kneer:

    This weekend, House Minority Leader John Boehner wrongly claimed that the Medicaid Family Planning State Option, a common sense provision to expand basic health care to millions of women, would cost hundreds of millions of dollars.

    The option, which became the victim of Boehner’s misleading attacks and partisan politics, was dropped from the economic stimulus bill.

    “This option rightfully belonged in the economic recovery package,” said Kathy Kneer, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California. “The Republican leadership, which demanded its removal, has once again shown just how divisive and out of touch they are with the American public, which overwhelming supports access to family planning services.”

    Hold up – stop the bus. It’s Boehner’s fault???????

    Did Obama have to triangulate and capitulate to Republicans? HELL NO. It’s a Democratic Majority in both Senate and House! Obama can get anything passed!

    NOWHERE (we have still yet to wait on NARAL) do I see a direct response to President Obama, who is the one responsible for the Family Planning Provision to be cut from the stimulus package. Republicans asked Obama, and Obama obeyed just like they knew he would. See because Obama is not a LIBERAL. Being Black doesn’t instantly qualify you as a Liberal. Colin Powell, Clarence Thomas, Condileeza Rice are a testament to that.

    So now, women OUTSIDE the United States are being given more access to women’s reproductive healthcare (that we pay with our own tax dollars), than women INSIDE the US.

    And neither NARAL nor Planned Parenthood have the ovaries (pun intended) to call Obama out on his bamboozle. Guess what NARAL & Planned Parenthood? You just got Punk’d by the Bamboozler-in-Chief.

    Taggles, could we put a PUMA signal in the sky for Murphy? I’d love to see a lovely PUMAProwl to NARAL & Planned Parenthood. I want them to publically condemn Obama for triangluating and capitulating to Republicans for ordering House Democrats to drop the Family Planning funds – and NOT call Obama out on his triangulation & capitulation is erasing any hope that women have control over their reproductive health care in the United States.

    Our Conflucian Resident Male Feminist, MYIQ2XU (some may not believe it, but he is), said it best in his NOW and Later post:

    What do we want?

    EQUAL RIGHTS!

    When will we get them?

    LATER!

    If we continue to allow groups like NARAL and Planned Parenthood stand down to President Obama, there will never be a NOW or a LATER to our rights. President Barack Obama is Reagan’s love child with Clarence Thomas and we PUMAs saw this coming.

  67. ABM90 Says:
    January 28th, 2009 at 7:11 am
    Not to worry about this old Hillary soldier.Lump in the throat?Yes.BP up? No.Pulse faster?No.Secret? I always read from bottom up when I do this site and the punch line comes first.

    ================

    LOL! Me too, usually. I usually start at the most recent comment to see if anything drastic has happened, and read upwards, replying as I go. So some of my posts ar really out of sync with the conversation sometimes.

  68. NewMexicoFan Says:
    January 28th, 2009 at 9:32 am
    Admin Our reaction to this story has a lot to say about how we value the information on this site. If it was big median, we would have dismissed it, or gone looking for what really happened.

    ==================

    This time I did start at the top and my instant reaction was of course that Admin was doing some kind of snark and satire. I expected that the media was blowing up some minor thing that had really happened about Hillary and Admin was satirizing their over-reaction.

    Never suspected the site of being hacked.

  69. Speaking of this site as being a source for accurate news….

    That means us commentators are doing something veyr worthwhile — questioning and honing the coverage (as well as bringing in good material from elsewhere).

  70. Admin….Grrrh! We owe you one for that lengthy heart stopper!

    just caught this over on one of the only other sites I frequent besides Hillary Unleashed and His44.

    From what I understand there will be a Congressional vote today:

    January 28, 2009

    Quick Rundown outlining proposed Stimulus package:

    Stimulus 101: What’s in the Bills

    CNN Money is outlining what the Stimulus package is supposedly going to revive. Will it be our Economy. Obama and House Democrats laid down the marker with an $825 billion package of spending and tax cuts. (notice the almost $100B increase from the last estimate)

    Preview the Overview:

    Infrastructure

    *The case for*: By investing in renewable energy, health care, education and modern construction projects, the Obama administration expects to create between 3 million and 4 million jobs and address key sustainability issues.

    **The case against**: Opponents argue the spending will lead to a rapidly increasing and unsustainable deficit. They also say that a majority of infrastructure projects will take too long to implement.

    Construction projects

    :$90 billion. Fund the rebuilding of crumbling roads and bridges, build clean water and flood control mechanisms and provide funding for mass transit systems.

    Education

    : $142 billion. Rebuild thousands of schools by modernizing classrooms, labs and libraries. The plan would also increase funding for Pell Grants.

    Renewable energy

    : $54 billion. Double production of alternative energy in the next three years. ***Weatherize low-income homes,*** (sounds like an Acorn subsidy) modernize 75% of federal buildings and update the nation’s electrical grid with a new, cost-efficient “smart” grid.

    Health care records

    : $20 billion. Modernize the health care system by computerizing all of the nations’ medical records in the next five years.

    Science, research and technology

    : $16 billion. Invest in science facilities, research and instrumentation to create new industries, new jobs and medical breakthroughs. Expand broadband Internet access in rural and underserved areas.

    State Relief

    *The case for*: As states face budget shortfalls, Obama’s plan seeks to help states pay for Medicaid and unemployment benefits. State fiscal relief will be allocated to prevent increases in state and local taxes.

    **The case against**: Opponents say the bill should focus on job creation that will make an immediate impact the economy. Republicans have specifically criticized a provision that would expand a government matching program for states that provide abortion and contraceptive funding through Medicaid. A Democratic official told CNN the House Democratic leaders are planning to remove the provision.

    Medicaid

    : $87 billion. Increase Federal Medicaid Assistance Percentage so states do not have to cut eligibility for Medicaid due to budget shortfalls.

    Law enforcement

    : $4 billion for states and municipality funding for law enforcement.

    Safety Net

    *The case for*: Obama proposed temporary programs to protect those most vulnerable to the effects of the recession.

    **The case against**: As with state budget relief, opponents say the bill is too big and should simply aim to create new jobs. Some lawmakers have said some of the “safety net” spending provisions are wasteful, and many have called the bill unfocused.

    Unemployment benefits

    : $43 billion. Extend through December 2009 emergency unemployment insurance assistance to states. Increase weekly unemployment benefits by $25, and provide incentives for states to expand unemployment coverage.

    Cobra

    : $39 billion. Tax credit for recently laid-off employees to help pay for discounted health care. Obama estimates the plan will help 8.5 million people who recently lost their jobs.

    Feeding the hungry

    : $20 billion. Increase food stamp benefits by 13%, and provide support for food banks, school lunch programs and WIC.

    Tax Cuts for Individuals

    *The case for*: The president proposed the so-called “Make Work Pay Credit” as part of an effort to spend at least 75% of the package in the first 18 months after its passage. Obama hopes that fast-spending provisions like tax cuts will quickly help low- and middle-income workers in need of spending money.

    **The case against**: Opponents say the size tax cuts do not go far enough and on the whole don’t make up a big enough portion of the entire package. Furthermore, they oppose giving tax breaks to people who do not pay taxes.

    Middle-class tax cut

    : $145 billion. Tax cut amounting to $500 a year for individuals and $1,000 for couples. The full credit would be limited to those making $75,000 or less ($150,000 or less for workers filing joint returns).

    Low-income tax cut

    : $5 billion. Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit, which is a refundable credit for low-income workers. Furthermore, the Make Work Pay Credit would be refundable, meaning that even tax filers without any tax liability — typically very low-income workers — would receive one.

    Child tax credit

    : $18 billion. Temporary increase in the amount of the child tax credit that would be refundable.

    Tax Cuts for Businesses

    *The case for*: In an attempt to get money out quickly to low- and middle-income workers, the president has pushed for tax cuts for certain individuals.

    **The case against**: Opponents say too small of a percentage of the total package — 2.7% — goes to small businesses. They also say that much of the proposed tax relief essentially amounts to spending, due to the provisions Democrats placed on the tax credits.

    Small business write-offs

    : Obama would increase the amount of expenses small businesses can write off to $250,000 in 2009 and 2010 from the current $125,000 level.

    Tax cuts for companies suffering losses

    : $17 billion over 10 years. Obama would temporarily broaden the “net-operating loss carryback” to five years, up from two years currently. The provision would let companies apply their 2008 and 2009 losses to past and future tax bills so they can get money back on taxes they’ve already paid or would otherwise have to pay.
    =============================================

    I just heard a Congressman say, these Tax Cuts and Bailouts would NOT happen for at least two years and why he would NOT vote for the package as written.
    CNN

    http….. pumasunleashed.wordpress.com

  71. JanH Says:
    January 28th, 2009 at 11:10 am
    From the Financial Times:

    Clinton signals broader focus on Beijing
    By Daniel Dombey and Alan Beattie in Washington

    In her own testimony to the Senate, Mrs Clinton argued that US “economic policy towards China has to be co-ordinated with our foreign policy”.

    ================

    I’d love to read much into how she put that! Like it’s the economic policy that has to adjust to follow foreign policy. Still she probably wouldn’t admit it so blatantly, especially at her confirmation hearig.

  72. USA Today:

    Wednesday, January 28, 2009

    Clinton fans start new grassroots political group:

    President Obama is keeping his campaign network alive through Organizing for America. Yesterday Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin launched SarahPAC.

    And today, Ann Lewis, a key figure in Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign, announced NoLimits.org, a new group aimed at keeping Clinton’s supporters together and her causes on the front burner.

    The name comes from Clinton’s speech last August to the Democratic National Convention (“there are no limits to what is possible in America”), although the site gives the date as last June.

    Lewis’s first post is called “The Journey Continues.” The rationale for the new group:

    Because we want to stay connected with the wonderful people we met and worked with all over the country in the last two years.

    Because we want to share our ideas and experiences, our common goals, and nonpartisan solutions to the challenges that we face – and there are no limits to what we can achieve when we do.

    And because we want to keep working for a better future for every child, from every family – a world in which no limits is not just our goal, but a reality!

    Update at 2:35 p.m. ET: In a pitch to members of Clinton’s “online community,” Lewis says No Limits is not a political organization, it’s a community. She also reiterates that it’s nonpartisan and solutions-oriented.

    blogs.usatoday.com/onpolitics

  73. wbboei Says:
    January 28th, 2009 at 11:52 am
    I think that as long as Hillary is useful to Obama and contributes to the legacy he is looking for, as well as makes him look like the shining star he strives to be…he will mine her knowledge and energy.
    ———————————–
    Jan-as do not see it as quite that exploitive. I dont see it so much as mining her knowledge as telling her handle it and tell me what you need me to do to support you. He is in deep trouble, he knows it and he knows he needs her. This is one of a thousand problems he has. The one he will be judged on is whether he can solve our econmomic problems in the next 18 months and there is no way he can. Wait until they start picking apart the stimulus packgage. Wait until it does not work. For that reason alone will fail and she will rise in the words of the poet.

    ====================

    Makes sense to me. I’m suspicious of my own reaction, which feels like wishful thinking. The 2012 best case of how this turns out, could be very good indeed (or as good as can be expected given the financial situation).

    Hopefully HIllary will be out doign good things for the world, and not publicly involved in US stuff, such as financial. Hopefully domestic failures will be blamed on Obama, and he will have his personal scandals too, and make mistakes trying to deal with them. Iirc, subject to correction … other than Vietnam, didn’t Nixon do a pretty good job? He went down on personal crookedness in Watergate, plus Agnew’s hand in the till.

    So we could end up with Obama in jail and Hillary, havign stayed safe outside the fray, picking up the pieces in 2012.

  74. GOP kicks off 2010 campaign with TV ad against Harry Reid
    The 2010 election cycle has officially begun.

    The National Republican Senatorial Committee says it is starting a TV ad this week in Nevada against Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev. The committee also has a new website called ReidistributeWealth.com.

    The ad, “Trillion,” calls Reid a “super-spending partisan.” It accuses him of helping pay for “vicious attack ads” against past bailouts, then supporting the $700 billion financial bailout last year.

    “Now he wants $1 trillion more in new spending?” the narrator asks. “Tell Harry Reid to stop wasting our hard-earned money.”

    The reference apparently is to President Obama’s $825 billion economic stimulus package, which is aimed at creating jobs and helping the jobless. Here’s the ad:

    Update at 1:40 p.m. ET: The NRSC is now raising money in conjunction with the ad. “We can defeat Harry Reid in 2010, but we need your help,” executive director Rob Jesmer tells potential donors.

    blogs.usatoday.com/onpolitics

    —————-
    there is a link on the usatoday.com/onpolitics site that takes you to the video.

  75. Maria, when I click on your name on your post at h44, it sends me to a Press-Citizen site

    h……w
    press-citizen.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=PluckPersona&U=d884e4f565084bbc8bd4

    This can’t be anything h44 has done. Is it possible that on some past post or registration at h44, you entered a Press Citizen url, perhaps to an article of yours at PC that you wanted support on? If PC has moved or deleted your article, the link may now be defaulting to PC’s profile of you.

    When I register to post at such a site, they often generate some sort of ‘user profile’ of me that I never fill in.

  76. JanH Says:
    January 28th, 2009 at 12:52 pm
    wbboei,

    Lou Dobbs and his researchers are going through this 600 page document and identifying on his show any questionable areas. He started yesterday and is going to continue throughout the week.

    ================

    Pumapac.org is doing something similar.

  77. where can I sign up to help defeat Harry Reid! I’m SO ready to get to work to help kick out the assholes like him.

  78. wbboei sid:
    I have never been very receptive to the Cato group. They may be right that the New Deal policies did not lift us out of the depression immediately-an argument which is hardly original, but they did alleviate suffereing, built vital infrastructure and may have prevented a revolution.

    =================

    If the anti-FDR people go on to say that it was WWII that cured the depression, then wasn’t that government spending also?

  79. Hey, folks! Saw this and thought a bit of schadenfreude would be nice on this cold day:

    hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/R/RICHARDSONS_RETURN?SITE=FLTAM&SECTION=US

    Cut and paste as usual.

    Admin, you about scared the bejeesus out of me. Glad I knew better.

  80. # JanH Says:
    January 28th, 2009 at 8:22 am

    —————————–
    jbstonesfan Says:

    January 28th, 2009 at 1:24 am

    This man is “speaking” for Hillary now?
    After he snubs them?

    Unlike some, I was never a Carter fan. I just wish he would go home and stay there.
    —————————————————-

    Can we lay off spreading bot blatherings? Hill already made a comment along the lines that she and Bill “spoke at length” with the Carters “before the innagural ceremony…” which backs up what President Carter said when he was first accused of a snub.

    We have better things to do at Hillaryis44.

  81. OkieAtty Says:

    January 28th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    “When asked recently if the past couple of months had eroded his clout in the state Capitol, he flatly replied “No.””

    ———————————-

    Dream on Richardson!

  82. Emjay, I sorta agree with JB’s sentiment. He shouldn’t be discussing private conversations. He’s just a hasbeen with a long broke dick trying to seem relevant and hip. I bet his low polls and getting his ass kicked by Satan incarnate prolly put a damper on the ole riser action down below. He could have lusted in his heart all he wanted, his ego was so deflated that lust would have never translated. Carter only gets an audience now to reinvigorate his ego because so many 👿 bots weren’t born yet when he was in office and the rest of us with long memories about what a broke dick he was voted for Hillary. 😆

  83. (CLARIFICATION: I did not mean his dick was long- I would have inserted a comma in that case. I meant it was broken long ago.)

    ROTFLMTWAO

  84. Emjay,

    I agree! There are real reasons for politicians to become enemies — but this stuff about someone snubbing someone or the Kennedys being mad about Hillary’s history lesson about LBJ etc etc is just tabloid gossip projected onto politicians instead of other celebrities.

    Some NY papers are trying to make such a fluffle about the Kennedys’ supposedly having an emotional reaction to Paterson’s appointment of Gillibrand. The Kennedys might in fact hold it against him in future — but all this talk about them being ‘furious’ now over what anon sources did or didn’t say is jut fluff to sell papers.

  85. Hm, sometimes my habit of reading later comments first gives me some interesting puzzles.


    OkieAtty Says:
    January 28th, 2009 at 4:20 pm
    (CLARIFICATION: I did not mean his dick was long- I would have inserted a comma in that case. I meant it was broken long ago.)

    ROTFLMTWAO

  86. turndownobama-com Says:
    January 28th, 2009 at 4:25 pm
    Hm, sometimes my habit of reading later comments first gives me some interesting puzzles.

    OkieAtty Says:
    January 28th, 2009 at 4:20 pm
    (CLARIFICATION: I did not mean his dick was long- I would have inserted a comma in that case. I meant it was broken long ago.)

    ROTFLMTWAO

    ===================

    Hm, would inserting a comma have the effect of an IUD?

  87. Turn, yes and no. Some of it is real behind the scenes gossip. Folks I know who were in DC during Bill’s time in office say the Clintons really don’t care for Carter and vice versa. The Kennedys never cared for LBJ. He was a redneck and a Southerner. Anyone giving him credit for squat should have expected blowback. HRC got blowback. Granted it was manufactured but it was believable based on actual history.

    Funny thing about history- for all the Left’s falling all over the legacy of JFK- he never did anything other than put his foot (or penis) in it. LBJ was the one who twisted arms and made the halls of Congress run red with blood. Teddy did a lot. A whole lot, in fact. Drank, screwed, legislated once he had enough seniority…Bobby was an idealistic sort, but he never did anything. Sad that only Teddy comes close to LBJ in lists of accomplishments.

  88. turn- the insertion of a comma would have meant long modified dick rather than broke. Then again, the insertion of a comma would have been more than I’m certain Rosalyn has enjoyed since Election Eve 1980.

  89. Just got this email from Pumapac.org:

    H.R. 1, the Stimulus Package, is a swindle. Read all about it here:

    h……/
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  90. The Obama Administration in one week has more dicks in it than a Texas Whorehouse and after all, we are getting screwed by them one way or another.

  91. Well I saw the fucker Carter (and I don’t mean he fucks a lot) snub and I mean SNUB both Hill and Bill. Hillary’s look at Rosalyn as she went past her is priceless though.

    Fuck the peanut man (and I don’t mean we all fuck him)

  92. The Obama WH (Whorehouse) is highly appropriate, because after all, he is selling himself to anyone and everyone and is screwing us all in the process. Selling his seat was just the latest prostitution.

    Next he’ll have a checkout till at the door of the rose garden.

  93. They have a snub video on ABCnews.com video section. Hillary looks like she is trying to avoid cooties. And Bill- he looks like, “Come on, old man. Go on. Get out of here. Go have a seat and play some canasta or shuffleboard.”

  94. Hopefully HIllary will be out doign good things for the world, and not publicly involved in US stuff, such as financial. Hopefully domestic failures will be blamed on Obama, and he will have his personal scandals too, and make mistakes trying to deal with them.
    ————————–
    Far from the madding crowd and the duplicitous eyes of our decadent big media. And yes that too turndown.

  95. Call Capitol Hill TOLL FREE: 1-877-762-8762

    =======================

    That worked great! The first time I tried it was busy, but just now I tried again and after a while someone answered “The Capitol”.

    “I’d like to leave a comment for my representative.”

    “What’s your zip code?”

    [gave it]

    “I’ll connect you to his office.”
    …………
    “Congressman Abe Lincon’s office.” It was a nice real human who took the message.

    Very smooth system!

  96. ABM90

    Another appearence by our girl…by video at a conference in Spain. Go to Dipnote on the State Dept site, it is the third video down, titled “Food for Thought.”

    Fabulous, even by long distance…just fabulous.

  97. To those who remain interested in what ONE reporter, backed up by ONE thirty second section of video, has to say about “the snub” –

    Please note there is no one else who makes the snub claim, except by referencing Clinton hater David Wright, the ABC stringer reporter, who admits he was not there, but watched the video clip very carefully…

    And this quote, from President Carter’s office:

    Former Democratic President Jimmy Carter appeared to greet former Republican President George H.W. Bush and his wife warmly, kissing Barbara Bush on the cheek. But as Carter passed fellow Democrats Bill and Hillary Clinton, the two men did not appear to acknowledge each others presence at all.

    President Carter disputes there was any snub and says any suggestion there was is “erroneous.” Through a spokesperson at the Carter Center in Atlanta, the former President told ABC News that he had earlier spent a half hour talking to the Clintons and therefore wanted to use the opportunity to say hello to the Bushes while he could. According to the spokesperson, cameras only caught the later encounter.

    January 20, 2009 | Permalink | User Comments

    User Comments

    Can we leave the petty politics – and reporting – aside for the moment?

    Posted by: Rbyanes | Jan 20, 2009 12:09:11 PM

    LOL, wow, who cares? The guy isn’t even done with flubbing his speech yet and you hyenas are scrabbling for some sort of scandal. The press is the problem with this country, not partisan politics, though frankly if you ask me the Clintons and the Carters deserve to be trapped in an elevator somewhere together.

    Posted by: Squonkamatic | Jan 20, 2009 12:20:35 PM

    Whatever…who really cares?

    Posted by: tom | Jan 20, 2009 12:22:32 PM

    Hmmm… this is newsworthy? How does this news improve our economy? Make us safer as a nation? Make us stronger as a nation? Is this significant? For a gossip page, maybe. For the majority of us who are ready to work for the betterment of this nation and world, this is a waste of space and time. It is ABCNews, not ABCGossip. You can do better than that.

    Posted by: LKH | Jan 20, 2009 12:24:43 PM

    Get off the team mentality of democrats and republicans ..as Bill Clinton’s mentor said, “The argument that the two parties should represent opposed ideals and policies, one, perhaps, of the Right and the other of the Left, is a foolish idea acceptable only to doctrinaire and academic thinkers. Instead, the two parties should be almost identical, so that the American people can “throw the rascals out” at any election without leading to any profound or extensive shifts in policy.”

    ~ Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope: A History of the World in our Time – Now check out http://911essentials.com for a taste of reality you won’t find worrying about horse hockey like this.

    Posted by: Viv | Jan 20, 2009 12:25:54 PM

    I love when bed-wetting liberals show how classless and petty they truly are!!

    Posted by: Barb | Jan 20, 2009 12:27:18 PM

    This is stupid & not one bit important.

    Posted by: Cindy | Jan 20, 2009 12:41:57 PM
    Funny, they had lunch together last week at the White House. Media is making something out of nothing.

    Posted by: muklukmom | Jan 20, 2009 12:50:58 PM

    It is not the ex-presidents that disgust me–it is the posters that have to spew their venom on this of all days, when history has been made, when America is welcoming our new commander in chief, the first African American president. Can’t you all put the past behind and enjoy this day? This should be a day of reconciliation not petty sniping. Shame on all of those who engage in this garbage today.

    Posted by: Larry | Jan 20, 2009 12:51:00 PM

    And how do we even know this story is accurate?

    Posted by: Robin | Jan 20, 2009 12:51:41 PM

    Can we leave the petty politics – and reporting – aside for the moment?

    Posted by: Red Ruffansore | Jan 20, 2009 1:01:17 PM

    That was the first time the Carters had seen Bush, they had seen and greeted the Clinton’s earlier, so there was no need to greet them again when the Carter’s met up with Bush

    Posted by: PG | Jan 20, 2009 1:09:38 PM

    OK kids, let’s all get along now.

    Whoever is in the Oval Office has the hardest job in the world.

    I wish Mr. Obama nothing but the best. Let’s hope he can do something to right what’s gone wrong these past several years.

    History will judge him on his own merits, as it has every other President.
    Posted by: Laurie | Jan 20, 2009 1:10:15 PM

    What a bs story! Who cares???!? Focus on the positive! Come on ABC News!! you should be better than THIS TRASH.

    Posted by: Tim | Jan 20, 2009 1:12:51 PM

    om the joke that is ABC to parrot some
    They had seen each other earlier upon arrival, shown on another video. It wasn’t a snub.

    Posted by: Melissa S | Jan 20, 2009 2:18:55 PM

    i guess nobody saw it… they (abc news) were interviewing donna brazile about the ceremony and she told a story about the fleece throws that were provided for the people on the platform. as it turns out, someone stole donna’s fleece so when she went to shake hands with barry-o she took his off of his seat! now, i will admit, that is funny enough in and of itself, but then when she and the interviewers were finished yucking it up, one of them said “we’ll have to check with the legal dept. to see if that is a felony or a misdemeanor”. donna brazil looked at the camera, held up the fleece and said ” we have a black president…. it’s neither”. that is maybe the funniest thing i ever saw on television!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by: scott | Jan 20, 2009 2:50:54 PM

    Hey, all you so called reporters at ABC News! Wake up. Get to work. The market is tanking now that the Messiah is officially in. And your fabricating a story abotu a Carter-Clinton snub? I hope you go down with Newsweek.

    Posted by: Pat Carroll | Jan 20, 2009 7:28:15 PM

    Now, quit goofing with us! It’s not funny!

    Posted by: stgeorgeschapel | Jan 20, 2009 2:55:18 PM

    ABC News is stooping to a new low. This does not pass as journalism. This is the kind of trash that The Enquirer would publish. I don’t like BHO, but at least give him his day in the sun and don’t publish unverified gossip like this.

    Posted by: Nick | Jan 20, 2009 2:56:51 PM

    The only thing that is pathetic is the press choosing today to continue their tabloid reporting of what was likely not a snub but a simple failure to interact in an environment where there are lots of people competing for the attention of a lot of other people. Clinton had kind words for Carter in his book and Carter had kind words for Clinton after his speech at the 2008 convention. They will never be best friends but there really is no need to make this out to be such drama.

    Posted by: Stephanie | Jan 20, 2009 2:58:28 PM

    We are talking too much on the issue.
    What about if they have meet not long before they came in front of the camera?

    Posted by: Darryl | Jan 20, 2009 3:35:20 PM

    They talked that morning. If he’s already talked, why does he have to say hi to Clinton again…and again. I guess they might have to cover real news if they couldn’t invent contraversy like this.

    Posted by: joe | Jan 20, 2009 4:38:59 PM

    How do any of you know they didn’t have a 20 minute conversation before the cameras were on them and a handshake wasn’t appropriate?

    Posted by: Samples | Jan 20, 2009 4:51:31 PM

    You know what’s sad? It’s that the media inflames partisan emnity by being so overtly partisan and looking to fan everything that happens in this world into a headline.

    It’s the media that should go, and thankfully, it’s on its way out.
    Posted by: A. Schmendrick | Jan 20, 2009 4:51:35 PM

    As far as the snubbing goes, it’s the media trying to make something out of nothing again. As far as the comment posted, there are obviously a bunch of sour grape

    Posted by: DMan | Jan 20, 2009 4:51:37 PM

    Stories like this one are why most people no longer trust the MSM in this country. They manufacture conflicts, embellish endlessly, and always put a spin on the truth. This was probably nothing and even if it was, it is not worthy of any headlines, especially on this historic day. Shame on you ABC.

    Posted by: JRS | Jan 20, 2009 5:26:17 PM

    Soundss like some journalist is just looking to kick around some poop.

    Posted by: tricie | Jan 20, 2009 5:34:36 PM

    If you are going to condemn someone, stick to the facts. Your posts are lacking them.

    Posted by: Troy Street | Jan 20, 2009 5:40:49 PM

    I think the press does stories like this because average people get off on them. Read the comments here. Everyone got a chance to say “Clinton sucks” and “Carter sucks.” If the media print articles with substance, the average person would have to write nothing, or else say “I don’t get it” and “That’s WAY over my head.”

    Posted by: Will Samichael | Jan 20, 2009 5:42:38 PM

    I can’t believe some of the vitriolic comments here. Where do you people come from? Or it is just two or three of you who are making these assinine remarks about Carter and Clinton. It’s clear that the Clintons and the Carters had already greeted each other. So the discussion about that is moot.

    Posted by: Carol | Jan 20, 2009 5:53:57 PM

    Amazing. Apparently 98 percent of people commenting on this story read the headlines but were incapable of reading the story or were just too lazy to do so. Gotta get those predetermined slams in without having a clue as to what the story actually says. The headline, in typical network media fashion, implies, hey, this might have happened. The story indicates that there was no slight. Feel free to trash Carter for making a hash of his presidency. He certainly was in over his head when he ran into the foul cesspool that is Washington, D.C. But here also was a man who put human rights and decency above all else, even when it wasn’t in the interest of our greedy little pocketbooks. Not a man who made the sounds when it was convenient or used those words to support actions completely to the opposite, like those who held the office after him. No, Carter is a man who is truly what a Christian is supposed to be, and I say that though I have never been one myself.

    Now, go back to squealing over Jimmy and Bill and even W., and don’t you worry about this one little comment. Just put it out of your minds, like you do the huge section of reality that conflicts with what your little minds can manage. Read the story. The facts are there. You sound stupid when you comment on it when you haven’t read it, just so you can get in some meaningless shouting.

    Posted by: msrowena | Jan 20, 2009 6:04:40 PM

    Agree with Rbyanes…a rather petty story!

    Good presidents….bad presidents…they reflect the American political landscape at the time they are elected.

    Posted by: freedomfighter2222 | Jan 20, 2009 6:48:17 PM

    C’mon ABC, posters & posterettes, get a life. A lot was going on, and politics never rests. Get over it and report some “real” stories, instead of the pitting one against the other crapola. Geez.

    Posted by: Mike | Jan 20, 2009 8:22:36 PM

    ROM THE VIEWER. SHAME ON YOU.
    don’t ya just love slow news days? every slow news day all ya have to do is go after clinton and poke fun of carter…and viola…you have something to talk about…

    Posted by: Floyd | Jan 20, 2009 8:59:20 PM

    This is a story?
    This is worth reading?
    This is a waste of my time.

    Try getting up from your desk, hitting the street and coming up with a real story. It’s easy. It’s called doing your job.

    This is drivel.

    Posted by: PKJ | Jan 20, 2009 9:04:01 PM
    This is what we call tabloid journalism. Its pathetic when the Enquirer is better than ABC with actual news stories. John Edwards? Now that was news. Obama’s missing birth certificate and records from his schools? Now that is news. Appeared? Did not appear? Hey buddy. Did you graduate from journalism school?

    Posted by: glennmcgahee | Jan 20, 2009 9:04:55 PM

    abc is one of those alphabet networks that will never print the truth. The press is as bad as Aljazeer. ( or however you spell it ) The Media is equivilent to Nazi Germany and the Americans continue to dial in. This is all pretty dangerous. The Media is disgusting
    Posted by: michelle O | Jan 20, 2009 9:10:17 PM

    I doubt any great snub was involved – sometimes we all work way too hard at manufacturing “intel” that’s not really there.

    Posted by: Kaseymoe | Jan 20, 2009 10:14:55 my | Jan 20, 2009 10:53:55 PM
    Who cares? The media has to be more “responsible” than reporting this gossipy non-story in the age of President Obama. Or we can hope.

    Posted by: ken | Jan 20, 2009 11:14:24 PM

    How is this newsworthy?

    Posted by: Whitney | Jan 20, 2009 11:35:51 PM

    The syory is stupid. The video does not show anything the parties did in the minutes prior to the Carters being in the hallway. If the Carters and Clintons had spoken just moments before, it makes no sense to shake hands again.

    That’s like shaking hands and saying “Nice to see you,” to someone you were just talking to minutes before.

    Posted by: B Smart | Jan 21, 2009 2:03:55 AM

    Can anyone tell me the usefulness of this information? With everything that goes on in this world we need updates on this? Bone up dammit.
    Posted by: Dennis | Jan 21, 2009 7:00:05 AM

    This is a pure example of the trivial stories the media dwells on in order to perpetuate division and controversy. The media over the past 10 years or more has gradually gone from good journalism and honest reporting to trying to create interest in the trivial.

    Posted by: James Steele | Jan 21, 2009 8:34:08 AM

    He was just walking in, stoped to say hi to the Bushes..they were being rushed as they wanted people to take there seats. The guy had his hand out and said come this way..you people and press read to much bull sh it into stupid stuff.

    Posted by: earl | Jan 22, 2009 12:42:00 PM

    This is gossipy little piece that does not deserve much attention except as an interesting little aside. I’m not surprised to see the plethora of Republicans running with it to demonstrate a dazzling display of sour grapes.

    Posted by: DLane | Jan 22, 2009 7:48:34 PM

    You guys are making mountains out of molehills. You are the petty classless ones. Get a life.

    Posted by: Betty | Jan 27, 2009 10:25:35 AM

    Come on guys it was obviously not a snub.

    Posted by: Adam | Jan 27, 2009 2:55:28 PM

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