The Tears Of A Clown

Nancy Pelosi, the person we dubbed “the Katherine Harris of this election cycle” in 2008, oozed toxic fluid from her eyeslits yesterday.



Was it Milk? Harvey Milk, that Nancy Pelosi referred to when she supposedly recalled events in San Francisco in the 1970s? Was it brave Harvey Milk from that old school of Gay-American leader who cared more for his community than for the do-nothing oppressors in the Democratic Party who oozed good sounding words but precious few actions in support of the Gay community?

Or was Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi inciting racial hatred? Was Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi calling forth assassins which would make her President by succession if the two above her would disappear in blood? Are we being unfair? Hillary Clinton was accused of calling forth assassins when she recalled the murder of Robert Kennedy. Why cannot we suppose that Nancy, by the logic of Obama Dimocrats, is calling forth assassins?

Was Nancy Pelosi weeping out of shame for her unwillingness to do anything as Speaker of the House for Gay-Americans? We can only imagine what Harvey Milk would have said about the French wave of the hand with which Dimocrats, in total control of the U.S. Senate and a strong majority in the House, have dismissed Gay-Americans. Bill Clinton two decades ago and with far less Democrats in Congress fought for Gay-Americans — and it was Democrats who supported Obama in the primaries (Sam Nunn especially) in 2008 that along with Colin Powell fought against Bill Clinton and Gay-Americans.

Nothing has been done by the creature Speaker from San Francisco for Gay-Americans. And we have to ask: Where are the “die-ins” at the Speakers office by Gay-Americans? There have been no protests targeting Nancy Pelosi because the Gay-American “leaders” have sold out their community to the benefit of Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi.



Where is that other clown? Where is that gay-bashing clown? Where is Bozo Barack the Clown?

We remember Barack the gay-bashing clown inciting and exploiting anti-gay African-Americans in South Carolina and doing precious little to block California’s anti-gay Proposition 8.


Chicago Clown

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On November 6, 2008 we discussed Barack’s World:

During the primary Barack Obama organized a gay-bashing tour exploiting African-American homophobia to his benefit. On election day that homophobia continued.

Proposition 2 in California passed on Tuesday. Proposition 2 benefited farm animals. Proposition 2 protects pregnant pigs, calves and hens as well as any animal in an enclosed area. California farm animals have their rights enhanced in Barack World. California Gay-Americans are sent to the Obama slaughter house.

Proposition 8, with big help from Obama supporters passed in California. Many of those Obama supporters that supported Proposition 8 were African-Americans who voted for Proposition 8 by 70%. Obama said nary a word against proposition 8. Obama’s voice was employed by supporters of Proposition 8 in robocalls to win support for Proposition 8. The Obama South Carolina gay-bashing tour echoed in California.

Many African-American Obama supporters who wept and gloried in the end of racism in America turned on Gay-Americans. [Some wonderful African-Americans fought against Proposition 8 with the same strength that some African-Americans supported Hillary.] Obama said nary a word against the bigotry.

Gay-Americans: Welcome to Reality. .

Welcome to Barack’s World.

And let’s not forget Rick Warren and Benjamin Nzimbi and Obama’s “Christian views”:

I’m a Christian. And so, although I try not to have my religious beliefs dominate or determine my political views on this issue, I do believe that tradition, and my religious beliefs say that marriage is something sanctified between a man and a woman.”

Obama proclaimed himself a Christian when it was convenient and for his self-advancement. Obama was pro-gay-marriage when it was convenient and for his self-advancement. Obama was/is anti-gay-marriage when it is convenient and for his self-advancement. Repeat and repeat: Obama can’t be trusted… he simply can’t be trusted by friend nor foe.

African-Americans can be Gay too but Bozo Barack the Clown does not seem to understand that.

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Speaker Clown Nancy Pelosi oozed something out of her eyes yesterday.

It was hypocrisy.

Save your toxic tears Nancy.

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223 thoughts on “The Tears Of A Clown

  1. Perfect analogy Admin, Pelosi oozed hypocrisy, yes she did. That video her look as crazy as she is. After her Aug. break it looked as if she had some work done, well it showed yesterday as her upper lip looked frozen while she spoke, whoever did this new facial work did not do a very good job and it showed yesterday.

  2. Per my last post, we really should have learned in WWII not to stockpile either our military personel and/or military equipment in one place too long. It sets up a perfect place for the enemy to attack. Another Pearl Harbor in the middle east. Crazy old Ahmandinejad is just crazy enough to try.

  3. Reposted from previous thread:

    CONTIINUED TREND OF COURTING ENEMIES AND DISSING FRIENDS:

    WSJ piece contains this quotable paragraph:

    “The European switcheroo continues Mr. Obama’s trend of courting adversaries while smacking allies. His Administration has sought warmer ties with Iran, Burma, North Korea, Russia and even Venezuela. But it has picked trade fights with Canada and Mexico, sat on trade treaties with Colombia and South Korea, battled Israel over West Bank settlements, ignored Japan in deciding to talk with North Korea, and sanctioned Honduras for its sin of resisting the encroachments of Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez. ”

    online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204518504574418563346840666.html

    Obama’s Missile Offense
    =================
    (It’s better these days to be
    a U.S. adversary than its friend.)

    President Obama promised he would win America friends where, under George W. Bush, it had antagonists. The reality is that the U.S. is working hard to create antagonists where it previously had friends.

    That’s one conclusion to draw from President Obama’s decision yesterday to scrap a missile-defense agreement the Bush Administration negotiated with Poland and the Czech Republic. Both governments took huge political risks—including the ire of their former Russian overlords—in order to accommodate the U.S., which wanted the system to defend against a possible Iranian missile attack. Don’t expect either government to follow America’s lead anytime soon.

    “If the Administration approaches us in the future with any request, I would be strongly against it,” Jan Vidim, a conservative Czech lawmaker who voted for the system, told the Associated Press.

    The White House justifies its decision by claiming to have new intelligence showing that Iran’s long-range missile capabilities are not as advanced as previously believed. Instead, it intends to upgrade and deploy currently available missile interceptors that are useful mainly for intercepting short- and medium-range missiles, where, it says, Iranian capability “is developing more rapidly than previously projected.”

    We’re all for deploying interceptors to stop Iranian missiles of every range. But the Administration’s argument is difficult to credit, not least because our sources told us as early as February that the Administration was prepared to abandon those sites—which is to say, well before the allegedly new intelligence became available.

    It’s also hard to square the intelligence community’s sanguine assessment with Iran’s successful launch of the solid-fuel Sejil missile in May. With an estimated range of 1,560 miles, the Sejil could deliver a one-ton payload as far as Warsaw. That cannot be comforting when the International Atomic Energy Agency is now saying that Iran has “sufficient information” to build an atomic bomb and will also “overcome problems” involved in its delivery system.

    The Administration’s likelier motive for scrapping the interceptors is that it hopes to win Russia’s vote at the U.N. Security Council for tougher sanctions on Iran. Maybe the Russians have secretly agreed to such a quid pro quo, though publicly they were quick to deny it following yesterday’s decision.

    And as Russian opposition leader Garry Kasparov has noted, Vladimir Putin’s Kremlin benefits by keeping the Iranian crisis on a low boil, because the threat of a Middle East crisis drives energy prices up while putting U.S. interests at risk. Russia also likes spooning out dollops of diplomatic help at the U.N. in exchange for material Western concessions. This time, the concession was missile defense. Next time, perhaps, the West can be seduced into trading away the pro-Western government of Georgia, or even Ukraine.

    That’s hardly an idle fear. It has been the tragic fate of the countries of Eastern and Central Europe to be treated as bargaining chips in the designs of their more powerful neighbors. Their inclusion in NATO and EU was supposed to have buried that history, but Russia’s new assertiveness, including its willingness to cut off energy supplies in winter and invade Georgia last year, is reviving powerful fears. Officials in Warsaw surely noticed that President Obama cancelled the missile system 70 years to the day that the Soviet Union invaded Poland as part of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact with Nazi Germany.

    The U.S. decision also undermines the credibility of the U.S. nuclear defense umbrella. The Bush Administration sought to develop a global defense posture in part to reassure allies that they don’t need their own nuclear deterrent, even as rogue regimes seek nuclear arms and the missiles to deliver them. America’s Europe reversal tells other countries that they can’t rely on the U.S. so it’s best to follow the Israeli path and develop their own weapon and defenses. For that matter, this also makes the U.S. East Coast less safe; the ground-based system in Alaska and California covers the East, but barely. The Polish and Czech sites were to provide added protection.

    The European switcheroo continues Mr. Obama’s trend of courting adversaries while smacking allies. His Administration has sought warmer ties with Iran, Burma, North Korea, Russia and even Venezuela. But it has picked trade fights with Canada and Mexico, sat on trade treaties with Colombia and South Korea, battled Israel over West Bank settlements, ignored Japan in deciding to talk with North Korea, and sanctioned Honduras for its sin of resisting the encroachments of Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez.

    We’re reminded of the rueful quip, by scholar Bernard Lewis, that the problem with becoming friends with the U.S. is that you never know when it will shoot itself in the foot.

  4. Repost from the last thread:

    Finally,

    Hillary on Health Care: Take Two Aspirin
    September 18, 2009 12:52 PM

    A rare step into the health care debate from the Secretary of State – an issue with which, she acknowledged laughingly, she has her “own acquaintance.”

    At a Brookings forum this morning, Clinton predicted that health care would pass this year and drew a laugh when she prescribed “two aspirin” and a good night’s sleep to calm the raucous debate over the issue.

    “Will it be everything any one person would want? No, of course not. That’s not the nature of the compromise required in a legislative setting. But I am — I’m quite optimistic. You know, we really have an opportunity now to produce an outcome that will significantly improve the important aspects of health-care reform: controlling costs, increasing quality, expanding coverage,” Clinton said.

    ABC’s Kirit Radia reports from the event, Clinton said she believes Americans have learned more about health care since the failed attempts in 1993-1994.

    “More people know what’s at stake, more people have seen us try other things. I mean, I remember one of the arguments that was made 15 years ago, ‘You know, let the HMOs handle it; we’ll do something called managed competition; that will control costs; that will eventually cover everybody’…. And of course, you know, that was not to be,” she said.

    “So I think that there’s just much more real-world experience that people from all walks of life have that, in the absence of what is being proposed, costs will continue to go up for those of us who are insured, coverage will continue to shrink for those of us who are insured, the numbers of people who have access to any form of insurance will continue to diminish; and therefore, I think we will be successful,” Clinton added.

    blogs.abcnews.com/george/2009/09/hillary-on-health-care-take-two-aspirin.html

    there is also an embedded video on the site.

  5. Birdgal, here is an interesting perspective from Politico of all places:

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0909/Hillary_on_conservative_health_care_plan.html?showall

    Clinton, at Brookings, offered a tacit reminder that President Obama ran at her from the right on health care, and that bills in Congress represent a — for Democrats — quite conservative approach:

    “It’s interesting that what we are proposing is fundamentally so conservative compared with so many of our friends and allies around the world who do a much better job than we do in covering everybody and in keeping costs down and yet some of the political opposition is so overheated,” the Secretary of State added, sounding very much like candidate Clinton in Iowa circa January 2008.

    “So we just have to calm down here, take two aspirin, go to bed, think about it in the morning,” said Clinton, appearing at a Brookings conference on Friday. “But I’m very optimistic.”

  6. Yes, agree with confloyd about Admin’s excellent analogy, as clown Nazi/Nancy incites rioting in (12.2 unemolyment) California, trying to enlist minorities to shout racism, and attempting to pull the strings of the gay community in the subliminal reference to Milk. Speaking of Sean Penn, let he and Nazi/Nancy go stand on the courthouse steps and address the victory they must feel in the final stamping out of THE LAST independent news organization currently underway in Chavez’ tyrannical dictatorial Venezuela. Put a positive spin on that one – total loss of political freedom and original thought. See how well that plays in living rooms across America. After all, that is their vision of “coming to America”.

    One more reason I’m a Texan for Secession. We need more Sam Houston’s in these dangerous times. The tenth amendment was created for a reason, and as far as I’m concerned, desperate times call for desperate measures. Hey – calling all believers in the Constitution, we have lots of land and room here in Texas. Strength in numbers. As far as you socialist/communist/Marxists – Come and take it!

  7. This is just too sad/funny/awful…

    Hi-Ho, the Derry-O

    By Dana Milbank
    Friday, September 18, 2009

    Let’s say you’re preparing dinner and you realize with dismay that you don’t have any certified organic Tuscan kale. What to do?

    Here’s how Michelle Obama handled this very predicament Thursday afternoon:

    The Secret Service and the D.C. police brought in three dozen vehicles and shut down H Street, Vermont Avenue, two lanes of I Street and an entrance to the McPherson Square Metro station. They swept the area, in front of the Department of Veterans Affairs, with bomb-sniffing dogs and installed magnetometers in the middle of the street, put up barricades to keep pedestrians out, and took positions with binoculars atop trucks. Though the produce stand was only a block or so from the White House, the first lady hopped into her armored limousine and pulled into the market amid the wail of sirens.

    Then, and only then, could Obama purchase her leafy greens. “Now it’s time to buy some food,” she told several hundred people who came to watch. “Let’s shop!”

    Cowbells were rung. Somebody put a lei of marigolds around Obama’s neck. The first lady picked up a straw basket and headed for the “Farm at Sunnyside” tent, where she loaded up with organic Asian pears, cherry tomatoes, multicolored potatoes, free-range eggs and, yes, two bunches of Tuscan kale. She left the produce with an aide, who paid the cashier as Obama made her way back to the limousine.

    There’s nothing like the simple pleasures of a farm stand to return us to our agrarian roots.

    The first lady had encouraged Freshfarm Markets, the group that runs popular farmers markets in Dupont Circle and elsewhere, to set up near the White House, and she helped get the approvals to shut down Vermont Avenue during rush hour on Thursdays. But the result was quite the opposite of a quaint farmers market. Considering all the logistics, each tomato she purchased had a carbon footprint of several tons.

    The promotion of organic and locally grown food, though an admirable cause, is a risky one for the Obamas, because there’s a fine line between promoting healthful eating and sounding like a snob. The president, when he was a candidate in 2007, got in trouble in Iowa when he asked a crowd, “Anybody gone into Whole Foods lately and see what they charge for arugula?” Iowans didn’t have a Whole Foods.

    For that reason, it’s probably just as well that the first lady didn’t stop by the Endless Summer Harvest tent yesterday. The Virginia farm had a sign offering “tender baby arugula” — hydroponically grown, pesticide free — and $5 for four ounces, which is $20 a pound.

    Obama, in her brief speech to the vendors and patrons, handled the affordability issue by pointing out that people who pay with food stamps would get double the coupon value at the market. Even then, though, it’s hard to imagine somebody using food stamps to buy what the market offered: $19 bison steak from Gunpowder Bison, organic dandelion greens for $12 per pound from Blueberry Hill Vegetables, the Piedmont Reserve cheese from Everson Dairy at $29 a pound. Rounding out the potential shopping cart: $4 for a piece of “walnut dacquoise” from the Praline Bakery, $9 for a jumbo crab cake at Chris’s Marketplace, $8 for a loaf of cranberry-walnut bread and $32 for a bolt of yarn.

    The first lady said the market would particularly appeal to federal employees in nearby buildings to “pick up some good stuff for dinner.” Yet even they might think twice about spending $3 for a pint of potatoes when potatoes are on sale for 40 cents a pound at Giant. They could get nearly five dozen eggs at Giant for the $5 Obama spent for her dozen.

    But whatever the socioeconomics, there can be no doubt that Obama brought some serious attention to her cause. Hundreds of people crowded the market entrance on I Street as police directed pedestrians to alternative subway entrances. Hundreds braved a light rain and gave a hearty cheer when Obama and her entourage took the stage. “I can’t imagine there’s been a day in the history of our country when people have been more excited about farmers markets,” Mayor Adrian Fenty, Obama’s warm-up act, told the crowd.

    The first lady, in gray slacks and blue sweater, marveled that the people were “so pumped up” despite the rain. “I have never seen so many people so excited about fruits and vegetables!” she said. (Must be the tender baby arugula.)

    She spoke of the global reach of her cause: “The first thing world leaders, prime ministers, kings, queens ask me about is the White House garden. And then they ask about Bo.”

    She spoke of the fuel fed to the world’s most powerful man: “I’ve learned that when my family eats fresh food, healthy food, that it really affects how we feel, how we get through the day . . . whether there’s a Cabinet meeting or whether we’re just walking the dog.”

    And she spoke of her own culinary efforts: “There are times when putting together a healthy meal is harder than you might imagine.”

    Particularly when it involves a soundstage, an interpreter for the deaf, three TV satellite trucks and the closing of part of downtown Washington.

  8. OMG Admin! What a perfect title. LOL…and now I can’t get Smokey’s version out of my head.

    Then again, maybe we could go for: “It’s Nancy’s Turn to Cry”.

  9. wbboei Says:
    September 18th, 2009 at 2:02 am

    Trigger was Snowe’s idea. I wrote about it in one of my posts
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    It was rahams idea before it was snowe’s according to what I read

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

    I have a vague memory of seeing reports of Rahm talking about it before I saw reports of Snow talking about it.

    For what THAT’s worth.

  10. Oh yeah, just look what the media wants to report on now…

    Hillary Clinton Accused of Age Discrimination in Suit

    By Joe Schneider

    Sept. 18 (Bloomberg) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton denied a promotion to a foreign service officer because she would have turned 65 during her term, according to a lawsuit filed today in Washington.

    Elizabeth Colton, a former journalist and chairwoman of the mass communications department at Shenandoah University, was offered a two-year posting as chief of the political-economic section at the U.S. Embassy in Algiers. The offer was withdrawn when human resources officials at the State Department realized Colton would turn 65 when she was 16 months into her term, according to the complaint.

    “Imagine if someone told Hillary Clinton she couldn’t be Secretary of State because she would turn 65 before her term is up,” Thomas R. Bundy III, a lawyer with Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP, said today in a statement. “The mandatory retirement age itself is unconstitutional, lacking any rational basis, and is based on outdated stereotypes and misinformation.”

    Colton served since 2000 as a foreign service officer in Islamabad, Baghdad, Khartoum, Riyadh and Karachi, Bundy said.

    Before joining the foreign service, she was Jesse Jackson’s press secretary during his 1988 presidential campaign and a reporter for Newsweek, ABC News, NBC News and National Public Radio, the lawyer said.

    Darby Halladay, a spokesman at the State Department, declined to comment on the suit.

    The case is Elizabeth Overton Colton v. Hillary Rodham Clinton, 1:09-cv-01772. U.S. District Court, District of Columbia (Washington).

    bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601103&sid=atIrwwiKNp_A#

  11. ACORN and SEIU will be campaign issues. In New York Kristin Gillibrand might have finished off her chances if the Republicans run a credible candidate.

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    She should have voted Present. Or better, gone golfing.

  12. this is only the beginning of Pelosi’s tears. She sees the end of the Obama presidency coming. What violence is she talking about, what does she know? A good friend of mine who works in NY in the financial sector predicts a MAJOR MAJOR market crash in October, It will be the end of Obama as a full year has gone by and the banks have not been fixed. It’s about to happen all over again except this time it won’t be on Bushes watch It’s on his. No getting around this one. People are going to be out for blood when there are no jobs and foreclosures continue to skyrocket. People will not be able to put food on the table for their families. Hope and Change didn’t come. I’m not usually an alarmist but nothing wrong with having some extra goods in the pantry and cash under the mattress.

  13. Great idea, Admin. I’m ready for another “die-in” at Pelosi’s pad. I was there in the summer of last year with Code Pink and the rest of the anti-war groups. You are so right. The Gay leaders have sold us out. I think I will call the Gay Center here and see what they have to say for themselves.

  14. I see Hillary’s defense of obama with regard to the missile shield move as just one more time she is having to reassure the rest of the world after he blusters he way through another mess.

    Friday, September 18, 2009

    Clinton outlines sweeping agenda for U.N. conference

    WASHINGTON (CNN) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Friday laid out an ambitious U.S. agenda for next week’s U.N. gathering, citing issues such as nuclear nonproliferation, climate change, women’s rights and ongoing wars.

    Clinton also strongly defended the Obama administration’s decision to scrap Bush-era plans for a missile defense shield in Europe, calling it a move that ultimately will leave the United States and its allies better positioned to defend against a potential threat from Iran. “Our agenda is ambitious,” she told an audience at the Brookings Institution about the highly anticipated U.N. session, saying it stems from President Obama’s belief the United Nations is “a critical, central institution.” The United Nations “does not have to be just a diplomatic talk shop,” she said. “At its best, it can be an institution that brings the world’s nations together to solve global problems.”

    Obama is slated to make his first appearance before the U.N. General Assembly next week. He is scheduled to address a meeting on climate control on Tuesday, address the General Assembly on Wednesday and chair a special session of the U.N. Security Council dealing with nuclear nonproliferation on Thursday.

    Obama will be the first U.S. president to head a meeting of the council. His high-profile U.N. engagement marks a sharp shift in emphasis from the Bush administration, which generally placed a lower priority on the need to act through international institutions.

    Emphasizing the issue of nonproliferation, Clinton said that Iran’s failure to prove its nuclear program will not be used for military purposes remains a source of “deep concern” to the international community. She promised continuing “costs” for Iran in the form of diplomatic isolation and economic sanctions if Tehran does not allow greater international oversight of the program.

    Clinton defended the administration’s decision to open the door to talks with the Iranian government, which has been criticized for cracking down on domestic political opponents in the wake of its disputed June presidential election. “Dialogue alone doesn’t guarantee any outcome,” she conceded but added that President Bush’s refusal to engage with Tehran didn’t yield any progress on the nuclear issue or reduce Iranian support for terrorist groups. At the same time, she warned, the Obama administration is not seeking greater diplomatic engagement “just for the sake of talking.” She stressed that U.S. officials are hoping for “some movement” on Iran’s part by the end of the year.

    Susan Rice, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, told reporters Friday that she doesn’t expect a direct meeting between Obama and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during next week’s high-level gathering.

    Also Friday, Clinton defended the U.S. troop drawdown in Iraq, noting the relationship between Washington and Baghdad is entering what she termed a “period of transition.” A “new, sustained and more mature partnership” is coming, she said, one in which a stable, sovereign Iraq can contribute to peace in the Middle East.

    Turning to central Asia, the secretary emphasized the need to roll back al Qaeda and other extremists in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Afghanistan’s recent election — with its charges of corruption and a disputed outcome — illustrates both the possibilities and challenges in the embattled Islamic republic, she said.
    “Corruption is as big a national security threat as I can imagine,” she said. The United States has “to take some of the responsibility” for it in Afghanistan. “We aided and abetted it in implicit ways by not demanding more earlier.”

    Regarding the quest for a comprehensive Middle East peace, Clinton said it is fitting that next week’s U.N. gathering is happening at the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and amid the Jewish high holidays of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. The administration is “very patient and very determined” to bring Palestinians and Israelis to the bargaining table, she said. But ultimately, she noted, the decision to reach an agreement is not in U.S. hands.

    Clinton opened her remarks by raising the administration’s controversial decision on missile defense. Obama is not “shelving” missile defense plans, she said. The Pentagon instead will deploy a more comprehensive, proven system on a faster timetable than had been proposed under Bush, she asserted. “We would never, never walk away from our allies,” she said. “We believe this is a decision that will leave America stronger” and more capable of defending against the threat posed by missiles launched by Tehran.

    Clinton brushed off criticism that pressure from Russia — which had opposed the previous system — was a factor in the decision.

    edition.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/09/18/clinton.un.agenda/

  15. I wonder how much that shopping trip cost the american taxpayers. Why couldn’t she had made a list and the aide buy it, sure would have been cheaper on us. I imagine she is insulting the cooks, and not believing the folks have the ability to pick fresh vege’s. I bet she is a condescending B*&T*&!!!

  16. From what I read in this article (which I cited in my post, “What is with the whole foods nation,”) Snowe proposed it months ago and took it to gang of six and others who balked. I guess Rham fell for it.

    washingtonmonthly.com/archives/individual/2009_09/019750.php
    politics.theatlantic.com/2009/09/white_house_floating_snowe_trigger.php

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    # turndownobama Says:
    September 18th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    wbboei Says:
    September 18th, 2009 at 2:02 am

    Trigger was Snowe’s idea. I wrote about it in one of my posts
    ————————————–
    It was rahams idea before it was snowe’s according to what I read

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    I have a vague memory of seeing reports of Rahm talking about it before I saw reports of Snow talking about it.

    For what THAT’s worth.

  17. L’shana tova tikatevu veteḥatemu. http://www.forward.com/articles/114175/

    Listen to the first Jewish religious service broadcast from Germany since the rise of Nazism. (14:32): http://www.ajcarchives.org/main.php?DocumentId=13712

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/18/nyregion/18cantor.html?_r=1&hp

    Like many veterans, Max Fuchs did not talk much about what he did in the war. His children knew he landed at Omaha Beach. Sometimes, they were allowed to feel the shrapnel still lodged in his chest.

    And once, he had told them, he sang as the cantor in a Jewish prayer service on the battlefield.



    On Oct. 29, 1944, at the edge of a fierce fight for control of the city of Aachen, Germany, a correspondent for NBC radio introduced the modest Sabbath service like this:

    “We bring you now a special broadcast of historic significance: The first Jewish religious service broadcast from Germany since the advent of Hitler.”

    Mr. Fuchs, now 87 and living on the Upper West Side, was 22 that day at Aachen.

    “I was just as much scared as anyone else,” he said in an interview in his Manhattan apartment. “But since I was the only one who could do it, I tried my best.”

    Well-known in its time, the battlefield service became lost in obscurity, where it might have remained except for an archivist’s chance find and then, fast forward, unlikely fame on YouTube — where the 1944 service has drawn 310,000 hits — for Mr. Fuchs.

    His grandchildren have been beside themselves with pride, relatives say, and the rabbi at Congregation Ramath Orah on West 110th Street, where Mr. Fuchs and his wife worship, is insisting that he sing at services on Saturday, which is Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year — though Mr. Fuchs says his voice is not what it used to be.

    His performance on that 1944 broadcast, heard throughout the United States and later in Germany, however, brought a special poignancy to the 10-minute open-air service — partly because of his well-trained, stately voice, partly because a few seconds before he began the traditional “Yigdal” hymn, and for the three minutes it took to finish it, the crack of artillery shells exploding nearby could be heard clearly in the background.

    A private first class in the First Infantry Division, Mr. Fuchs volunteered to sing that day because there was no cantor available. In fact, Mr. Fuchs had been studying to become a cantor, when the war broke out. But he had left his studies and was drafted, and never considered the chaplaincy.

    His parents emigrated from Poland in 1934, when he was 12. Some of his aunts, uncles and cousins who remained were killed after the German invasion in 1939, he said in the interview. He wanted to fight the Nazis.

    For 20 years afterward, Mr. Fuchs said, he suffered recurring nightmares about the war. He tried not to think about it too much.

    He married Naomi Groob, they had five children, he worked in the diamond district and served as a cantor at the Bayside Jewish Center in Queens.

    When his children were growing up, there was a photograph on the wall of their living room in Bayside, showing him with a prayer shawl over his Army uniform, singing while a radio reporter held a microphone in front of him.

    Of the picture, “He would say, ‘Yeah, that was when I did the service. They recorded it. It was on the radio,’ ” recalled his daughter, Ester R. Fuchs, now a professor of public affairs and political science at Columbia.

    But that was all he said. And deferring to his reticence, his wife never said more.

    It was half a century before Mr. Fuchs’s children, born after the war, would know more than their father’s incomplete and almost shrouded version of the event.

    In 2000, Professor Fuchs read a newspaper interview about the historic “Aachen service” with a former NBC radio reporter, James Cassidy. She began to put two and two together.

    “Is that what you were talking about?” she asked her father.

    “Yeah, like I said, it was on the radio,” Mr. Fuchs relied.

    If the stories he told were sketchy, his emotions unexposed, it was because there was too much, he said, sitting at a table with his wife and daughter. “On the beach, the corpses every couple of feet. Guys I knew, their feet blown off. Their arms. It was not a pretty picture.”

    As a Jew, and as a man with a web of intimate childhood connections to cousins and other relatives in Poland who were gassed and murdered, “there was a lot of anger, too.”

    He remembered singing and looking over the assembled soldiers in that open field and thinking there was not a single one of them at that service who had not lost family to the Nazis.

    Yet even then, while all of them understood and felt deeply the import of the service they were holding, “There wasn’t much talking going on. We were in a war.”

    The American Jewish Committee had helped make the event possible, locating Sidney Lefkowitz, a chaplain to several hundred Jewish soldiers in the First Infantry Division, and arranging to have his service broadcast that day.

    But even it had lost the institutional memory of the Aachen service.

    Charlotte Bonelli, the organization’s chief archivist, did not know anything about it. She was researching the history of the organization’s radio division when she found a reference to it in 2004, and began to try to recover it.

    Neither the committee nor NBC had the recording. Eventually she found it at the Library of Congress and commissioned a short documentary about it, which was presented at the group’s annual meeting in 2005.

    As an afterthought, she posted it on YouTube.

    David Harris, the American Jewish Committee’s executive director, said its Web master began noticing “some traffic” beginning in early 2006. “There were 1,000 hits, then 3,000, then it was in a lull for a while and all of a sudden it was hundreds of thousands.”

    Max Fuchs’s name, however, was not mentioned on the original YouTube recording. He never asked the photographers at the scene to take his name.

    It was only recently, when another of Mr. Fuchs’s daughters, Hana Fuchs, saw the service on the Internet and contacted the American Jewish Committee, that he received credit on the Web as the impressive voice behind the hymns.

    In the interview the other day, Mr. Fuchs was asked how he selected the two hymns he sang in that service, “Ein Keloheinu” and “Yigdal,” both of which affirm divine providence and the anticipation of redemption in eternity.

    They were familiar hymns, he said, and all the men would know the words.

    But there was another criterion, he added: There was a war going on.

    “They didn’t take too long,” he said.

  18. WTF is MO wearing now????

    Check Drudge. they’re calling it a ‘Bondage Belt.”

    Bwahahahahaha!

    Btw, Happy Rosh Hashanah to all who celebrate the holiday.

  19. Remember Rome was not built in a day, and the house of cards OO will not go down in a day. His ability to succeed will be a function of his ability to change. In the Primary, General and so far I have found very little evidence that he understands the concept of change.

    If he does not reinvent himself, people will find his administration boring at best.

  20. admin Says:

    September 18th, 2009 at 3:57 pm
    Birdgal, here is an interesting perspective from Politico of all places:

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    Admin: Of course ABC leaves out the most important part of what SOS said. She is right, this health insurance reform is more conservative than any other country in the world.. In fact, the present proposal is very, very far right. I don’t think, even McCain’s plan would have been this bad. Thank you for posting the full version of what she actually said.

  21. admin Says:

    September 18th, 2009 at 6:09

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    I don’t get it. Sometimes she looks very nice, but other times it is a head scratcher. What was she thinking?

  22. The Drudge pic is even better (worse) IMHO.

    It’s a full frontal shot so be sure to wear protective lenses when viewing.
    http://www.drudge.com

    BTW, I read an interesting piece in the WSJ about BO and Acorn.
    Obama worked for Acorn and Acorn worked for Obama. That doesn’t mean the president is implicated in any wrongdoing, but it suggests at least that the worse things get for Acorn, the more embarrassing it is for him. If the Justice Department fails to prosecute, it invariably would raise suspicions of political favoritism. This column does not care for special prosecutors, but the case for appointing one would seem to be stronger here than usual.

  23. $##!@#! The spam monster invents text that isn’t there, something like Modo and her ‘boy’ fantasy.

    I did NOT type h t t p but spammie decided that must be what I meant to type. 👿
    The Drudge pic is even better (worse) IMHO.

    It’s a full frontal shot so be sure to wear protective lenses when viewing.
    www dot drudge dot com

    BTW, I read an interesting piece in the WSJ about BO and Acorn.
    Obama worked for Acorn and Acorn worked for Obama. That doesn’t mean the president is implicated in any wrongdoing, but it suggests at least that the worse things get for Acorn, the more embarrassing it is for him. If the Justice Department fails to prosecute, it invariably would raise suspicions of political favoritism. This column does not care for special prosecutors, but the case for appointing one would seem to be stronger here than usual.

  24. On another board, an OBOT believes that BO is working hard, behind the scenes to get a better health care bill. My response: I believe actions, not words.

  25. Basil, I never have trusted him, especially, with whatever comes out his mouth. He lies, lies, lies.

    Obama cannot be trusted by friend or foe.

  26. Comments from BP
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    did you guys know cass “animals can sue humans” sunstein is married to that “monster” samantha powers
    *********

    North Carolina to Allow Illegal Aliens Access to Community Colleges ”

    hmmm… why would anyone come here legally anymore?

  27. did you guys know cass “animals can sue humans” sunstein

    GOOD FOR HIM, IF HE EVER SAID IT, WHICH I DOUBT

    is married to that “monster” samantha powers

    OH DEAR

  28. American Thinker…it doesn’t get any better than this folks!
    ********************************

    September 18, 2009

    Baby ‘Bigots’

    By Jan LaRue
    The Ku Klux Klan may start marketing a line of baby bigot wear if they fall for Newsweek’s Sept. 14, cover story, “See Baby Discriminate.”

    According to the editors at the “we’ve fallen for him and we can’t get up” Barack Obama fan magazine: “Kids as young as 6 months judge others based on skin color.” Thanks to Newsweek, we now know why babies are comfortable in hoods-at least white ones-both babies and hoods, that is.

    If you expected Newsweek to include a photo of a black baby with a white baby to illustrate its cover story, you probably waste too much money on lottery tickets.

    A white baby’s face adorns the cover even though the “research” cited by authors, Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, in their new book, NutureShock, is based on one “test” of 100 white babies and 100 black babies by one researcher revealing the same response by both races:

    How do researchers test a 6-month-old? They show babies photographs of faces. Katz found that babies will stare significantly longer at photographs of faces that are a different race from their parents, indicating they find the face out of the ordinary. Race itself has no ethnic meaning per se-but children’s brains are noticing skin-color differences and trying to understand their meaning.

    Newsweek editors apparently concluded from this “research” that 6-month old white babies are born racists. What else explains Newsweek’s cover question: “Is Your Baby a Racist?” Can Newsweek explain why the cover doesn’t include a photo of a black baby?

    Bronson and Merryman ask, “What’s a parent to do?” Not reading their book and Newsweek comes immediately to mind.

    Bronson and Merryman cite another researcher, Birgitte Vittrup, who tested “about a hundred families, all of whom were Caucasian with a child 5 to 7 years old” in the Austin, Texas area: “The goal of Vittrup’s study was to learn if typical children’s videos with multicultural storylines have any beneficial effect on children’s racial attitudes.”

    The authors don’t mention if they asked the researcher why she didn’t conduct the same research on black families. Nor do they address other possible explanations for children’s responses that have nothing to do with racism.

    Bronson and Merryman include a T-Shirt “test,” which to them “seems to show how children will use whatever you give them to create divisions-seeming to confirm that race becomes an issue only if we make it an issue”:

    Vittrup’s mentor at the University of Texas, Rebecca Bigler, ran an experiment in three preschool classrooms, where 4- and 5-year-olds were lined up and given T shirts. Half the kids were randomly given blue T shirts, half red. The children wore the shirts for three weeks. During that time, the teachers never mentioned their colors and never grouped the kids by shirt color.

    The kids didn’t segregate in their behavior. They played with each other freely at recess. But when asked which color team was better to belong to, or which team might win a race, they chose their own color. They believed they were smarter than the other color. “The Reds never showed hatred for Blues,” Bigler observed. “It was more like, ‘Blues are fine, but not as good as us.'” When Reds were asked how many Reds were nice, they’d answer, “All of us.” Asked how many Blues were nice, they’d answer, “Some.” Some of the Blues were mean, and some were dumb-but not the Reds.

    Were the red shirts all worn by white children? Were the blue shirts all worn by black children? Were the teams mixed? We don’t know. Even though racism wasn’t a factor in the children’s behavior, we’re supposed to conclude that little kids who identify more readily with teammates wearing the same color T-Shirt are susceptible to racism?

    Apparently, Bigler, Bronson and Merryman have never observed children competing in the unifying experience of team sports. Are the “experts” proposing anti-racism indoctrination for Little League, soccer, softball, and Pop Warner Football? Should every team wear the same color uniform?

    “The election of President Barack Obama marked the beginning of a new era in race relations in the United States-but it didn’t resolve the question as to what we should tell children about race,” according to Bronson and Merryman.

    What Bronson and Merryman do admit is that all of the diversity indoctrination and desegregation hasn’t made any significant difference in the fact that whites identify more easily with whites and blacks identify more easily with blacks:

    All told, the odds of a white high-schooler in America having a best friend of another race is only 8 percent. Those odds barely improve for the second-best friend, or the third-best, or the fifth. For blacks, the odds aren’t much better: 85 percent of black kids’ best friends are also black.

    For Bronson and Merryman, desegregation and the election of a black President of the United States by a white majority are not significant indicia that Americans aren’t racist because blacks still tend to have black friends and whites still tend to have white friends.

    White parents don’t discuss race as readily as black parents do, according to Bronson and Merryman:

    From a very young age, minority children are coached to be proud of their ethnic history. … That leads to the question that everyone wonders but rarely dares to ask. If “black pride” is good for African-American children, where does that leave white children? It’s horrifying to imagine kids being “proud to be white.” Yet many scholars argue that’s exactly what children’s brains are already computing. Just as minority children are aware that they belong to an ethnic group with less status and wealth, most white children naturally decipher that they belong to the race that has more power, wealth, and control in society; this provides security, if not confidence. So a pride message would not just be abhorrent-it’d be redundant.

    It’s quite peachy if minority kids are “coached to be proud of their ethnic history.” But it’s “horrifying” and “abhorrent” for Bronson and Merryman to imagine “kids being proud to be white.” If white parents teach their children to be ashamed and feel inferior because of their ethnicity, is that supposed to improve race relations? And Bronson and Merryman wonder why white parents are hesitant to discuss race with their children.

    Newsweek’s depiction of white babies as racists has taken the race card to an all-time low. Including mention of Obama with this shoddy research is a deplorable attempt to shame and bully his critics into silence.

    As scant as the evidence is for congenital racism, it’s as credible as the evidence that homosexuality is inborn. So, maybe racism will also become a protected civil rights class, or at least a defense to a hate crime. They could call it “The Newsweek

    Racist Protection Act” to commemorate Newsweek’s demise.

    Jan LaRue is Senior Legal Analyst with the American Civil Rights Union; former Chief Counsel at Concerned Women for Women; former Legal Studies Director at Family Research Council; and former Senior Counsel for the National Law Center for Children and Families.

  29. wbboei, I sent you two youtube videos of Obama wishing the muslims Happy Ramadan and the Jews Happy new year. I listened carefully to these two videos and what I see is the butt kissing to the muslims and the scolding to the jews. Watch them both and see what you think

  30. From the Weekly Standard, but probably ignored by the state-controlled media. All living fomer CIA chiefs except George Bush, Sr. and the 90 year old Stansfield Turner sent the following letter to the Commander-in-Chief this week regarding his decision to reopen the investigation of CIA operatives by the Attorney General:

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    September 18, 2009
    The President
    The White House
    Washington, D.C.

    Dear Mr. President:

    We have served as Directors of Central Intelligence or Directors of the CIA for Presidents reaching back over 35 years. We respectfully urge you to exercise your authority to reverse Attorney General Holder’s August 24 decision to re-open the criminal investigation of CIA interrogations that took place following the attacks of September 11.

    Our reasons for making this recommendation are as follows.

    The post-September 11 interrogations for which the Attorney General is opening an inquiry were investigated four years ago by career prosecutors. The CIA, at its own initiative, forwarded fewer than 20 instances where Agency officers appeared to have acted beyond their existing legal authorities. Career prosecutors under the supervision of the US Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia determined that one prosecution (of a CIA contractor) was warranted. A conviction was later obtained. They determined that prosecutions were not warranted in the other cases. In a number of these cases the CIA subsequently took administrative disciplinary steps against the individuals involved. Attorney General Holder’s decision to re-open the criminal investigation creates an atmosphere of continuous jeopardy for those whose cases the Department of Justice had previously declined to prosecute. Moreover, there is no reason to expect that the re-opened criminal investigation will remain narrowly focused.
    If criminal investigations closed by career prosecutors during one administration can so easily be reopened at the direction of political appointees in the next, declinations of prosecution will be rendered meaningless. Those men and women who undertake difficult intelligence assignments in the aftermath of an attack such as September 11 must believe there is permanence in the legal rules that govern their actions. They must be free, as the Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, Senator Lieberman, has put it: “to do their dangerous and critical jobs without worrying that years from now a future Attorney General will authorize a criminal investigation of them for behavior that a previous Attorney General concluded was authorized and legal.” Similar deference needs to be shown to fact-based decisions made by career prosecutors years ago.

    Not only will some members of the intelligence community be subjected to costly financial and other burdens from what amounts to endless criminal investigations, but this approach will seriously damage the willingness of many other intelligence officers to take risks to protect the country. In our judgment such risk-taking is vital to success in the long and difficult fight against the terrorists who continue to threaten us.
    Success in intelligence often depends on surprise and deception and on creating uncertainty in the mind of an enemy. As President you have the authority to make decisions restricting substantive interrogation or any other intelligence collection method, based on legal analyses and policy recommendations. But, the administration must be mindful that public disclosure about past intelligence operations can only help Al Qaeda elude US intelligence and plan future operations. Disclosures about CIA collection operations have and will continue to make it harder for intelligence officers to maintain the momentum of operations that have saved lives and helped protect America from further attacks.
    Finally, another certain result of these reopened investigations is the serious damage done to our intelligence community’s ability to obtain the cooperation of foreign intelligence agencies. Foreign services are already greatly concerned about the United States’ inability to maintain any secrets. They rightly fear that, through these additional investigations and the court proceedings that could follow, terrorists may learn how other countries came to our assistance in a time of peril. The United States promised these foreign countries that their cooperation would never be disclosed. As a result of the zeal on the part of some to uncover every action taken in the post-9/11 period, many countries may decide that they can no longer safely share intelligence or cooperate with us on future counter-terrorist operations. They simply cannot rely on our promises of secrecy.

    We support your stated commitment, Mr. President, to look to the future regarding these important issues. In our judgment the only way that is possible is if the criminal investigation of these interrogations that Attorney General Holder has re-opened is now re-closed.

    Sincerely,
    Michael Hayden
    Porter Goss
    George Tenet
    John Deutch
    R. James Woolsey
    William Webster
    James R. Schlesinger

  31. Thanks Admin for posting the vid of the pitiful Nancy Pelosi trying to squeeze a tear or two from her uncooperative tear-ducts. If things were as bad as she claims, she would be fighting back tears not giving us the “poor overworked Nancy” rendition, the same one she uses on her husband when she is caught bringing home her 57th pr of Jimmy Choos after he lectured her the night before about trimming the fat. Sad performance- not the least bit convincing or Oscar ‘nomination’ worthy.

    I did want to post something related to the BC issue though. As we are aware, there are several suits pending throughout the country filed by Orly Taitz. One of them did get thrown out the other day by Judge Land. This is not the same one we’ve been intently watching assigned to Judge Carter.

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    (The author of this article has written it in such a way the facts are confusing and jumbled together with other issues.)

    What I disseminate from the article is the BC case with Judge Carter is still going forward, staggering maybe, but going forward nonetheless. I would appreciate hearing anyone else’s take on what you’re reading here.. that is, if your conclusions are the same as mine.

    Judges of 2 minds on Obama’s birthplace allegations

    Georgia judge dismisses a suit as ‘frivolous,’ while Santa Ana judge is proceeding toward trial.

    Martin Wisckol
    The Orange County Register

    Judge Clay Land’s justice may have been swifter, but Judge David O. Carter’s could prove more irrefutable.

    In Georgia on Wednesday, U.S. District Court Judge Land threw out a lawsuit by Mission Viejo lawyer Orly Taitz, which, among other things, alleged that Barack Obama is not a natural-born U.S. citizen and so is not the legitimate president.

    In the ongoing sideshow to the Obama presidency, Land called the case “frivolous” and threatened to sanction Taitz if she brought another such suit before him.

    Meanwhile in Santa Ana, U.S. District Judge Carter continues not only to consider a similar suit by Taitz, but has weathered incomplete fillings by Taitz, her effort to expel two of her clients from the case (rejected), her request that a magistrate judge be removed from the case (denied), her effort to boot a fellow attorney from the case (unlikely), and her effort to have a witness deliver testimony during an administrative hearing (denied).

    Taitz has an ardent following – roughly 100 people showed up at her Sept. 8 hearing before Carter and cheered her arrival. Rep. Joe Wilson, I suspect, would have also received a warm welcome.

    You can argue about proper etiquette during a president’s speech, about whether illegal immigrants could or should get free health care, about whether ACORN does more harm than good, and about whether Obama should be tainted by ACORN.

    But as far as Land is concerned, there was no argument when it comes to Obama’s birthplace.

    “(Taitz) uses her complaint as a platform for spouting political rhetoric,” Land said in his order. Among other things, he also pointed to more than $300 million spent by Obama’s opponents in last year’s primary and another $84 million spent by John McCain’s campaign.

    “It would appear that ample opportunity existed for discovery of evidence that would support any contention that the president was not eligible for the office he sought,” Land said.

    Carter is taking a different tack. Sure, others have examined documents – including an Aug. 13, 1961, Honolulu Advertiser birth announcement for Obama – and declared him a natural-born citizen. But Carter sounds like he wants the legal route played through, and has chastised Taitz not for frivolity but for distractions – particularly her refusal to work with fellow plaintiffs’ attorney Gary Kreep – that threaten to further slow proceedings.

    “If President Obama fits the qualifications under the rules of the court, the longer the delay the more credibility it lends to the complaint,” he said at a Sept. 8 hearing. “If President Obama does not meet the court’s requirements, the delay also causes a problem.”

    more at link: h… w… ocregister.com/articles/obama-taitz-land-2572977-carter-judge

  32. Judge Clay Land may not be the best judge to hear a case challenging bambis qualifications to be president. He is a Bush appointee, and just look at his pedigee as revealed on Charlie Rose show:
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    Rose: Well right now, we’re waiting for a decision from the federal judge in Columbus. He’s in his federal appeals, and here’s another twist. The federal judge is called Land. He is Clay Land, the great-nephew of John Land. (Laughter) And therefore, the great-grandson of the lynch mob leader A. B. Land. He is the man who now has Carlton Gary’s fate in his hands.

  33. wbb-

    The grounds for the appeal already ringing in my ears. Obama defense attorney’s would have had a field day with Judge Land.

  34. In the ongoing sideshow to the Obama presidency, Land called the case “frivolous” and threatened to sanction Taitz if she brought another such suit before him.
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    I wonder about this judge. To me at least these comments seem intemperate, and certainly unnecessary to dismissal.

  35. I wonder how much longer those who know the secrets on OO will keep them. After all, they have to start seeing him fullfill some of his campaign promises sometime. But then, he was elected into office by the liberals, and seems to be serving the middle of the road conservatives. So how do you feel about being used.

    Saturday is chorizo burrito day. I wait for this all week. I eat half and save the second half for Sunday. That is my exciting weekend.

  36. A Team Player Who Stands Apart
    Tension Between Leading or Blending In Marks Clinton’s Tenure at State

    By Glenn Kessler
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Saturday, September 19, 2009

    With the exception of former senator Edmund S. Muskie’s brief turn as secretary of state at the end of the Carter administration, Hillary Rodham Clinton is the first politician in the job in six decades — the rest have hailed from the fields of foreign policy or the military.

    By all accounts, she is the consummate team player and is often the best-briefed, most prepared person in the room. President Obama’s aides say he values her advice and appreciates her dedication, dampening speculation that he and his erstwhile rival would not work well together.

    But after eight months in office, Clinton, 61, sometimes seems torn between her inclination to lead and her need to function effectively within the administration, creating a certain tension between her aspirations and her status.

    She has been prone to making pronouncements and blunt comments that have put her ahead of, or out of sync with, the rest of the administration. She maintains a robust public persona — her lengthy overseas trips are filled with town hall meetings and softball television interviews — but she is largely invisible on the big issues that dominate the foreign policy agenda, including the war in Afghanistan, the attempt to engage Iran and efforts to address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    She and her aides say she is deeply involved in policymaking and has inserted herself at important moments. But the impression of many foreign policy experts is that she has her own agenda, such as her focus on women’s rights.

    The portrait that emerges from interviews and from the observation of Clinton’s early tenure is one of an intensely political figure who wants to remain above the fray of day-to-day diplomacy and to work well with her fellow Cabinet members, but who also wants to stand alone from time to time. She has had the self-awareness to know that she is not an expert in diplomacy: One senior aide was assigned to spend the first six months listening to Clinton’s public comments in an effort to discern her foreign policy philosophy.

    “I consider myself the president’s chief foreign policy adviser, the country’s chief diplomat and the State Department’s chief executive,” Clinton said in an interview this week, sitting on a sofa in the plush expanse of her State Department office. “That’s how I see my role, and I’m working in all three of those areas.”
    Hillaryland

    Clinton arrived at the department with a large and loyal staff collectively known as Hillaryland. At times, it fits uncomfortably within the State Department establishment, which views the influx as a jobs program for her campaign acolytes. Some close aides still privately harbor hopes she will run again for president.

    State’s director of policy planning, Anne-Marie Slaughter, who is not a longtime Clinton adviser, said her main job in the first six months was to help the new secretary root her thinking into a foreign policy paradigm.

    “I could listen to her and travel with her and listen to her respond at press avails [news conferences] and get a real feel for the constants, what were the north stars,” said Slaughter, a former dean of Princeton’s Woodrow Wilson School. “A large part of what I did for the first six months was to work with her and work with other members of her senior team to identify those themes, and then help bring them together in a more coherent way.”

    Slaughter would write memos, Clinton would respond whether she was in the ballpark, and then Slaughter would refine and sharpen the memos, resubmitting them to Clinton. The result was Clinton’s earnest and thoughtful speech in July, before the Council on Foreign Relations, saying the United States would exercise leadership through partnership with other countries and organizations.

    But if Clinton’s retinue has grated, her skills as a politician and her contacts in Congress and elsewhere have helped her attract accomplished talents and win substantial increases in funding for State in a time of soaring deficits.

    She persuaded two Cabinet members from her husband’s administration, Richard C. Holbrooke and Jack Lew, to accept sub-Cabinet positions and enticed another possible secretary of state, former Senate majority leader George J. Mitchell, to serve as special envoy for Middle East peace.

    The bevy of high-powered envoys has led to commentary in and out of State that she has left the heavy lifting to others while she tours the world holding town halls in obscure places, a criticism she and her aides shrug off.

    “She is collaborative by nature and totally secure,” said Holbrooke, the special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. He said she was instrumental in heading off the breakup of the Pakistani government this year by using contacts she had developed as first lady.

    Both Mitchell and Holbrooke said she oversees their work closely and has been helpful in bluntly assessing the personalities of the people they deal with. “I know there has been a tendency to disparage this as source of experience, but it certainly is a source of knowledge,” Mitchell said, referring to her years in the White House. “She knows all of the parties, she knows what happened on this issue [Israeli-Palestinian peace] for the last 15 years.”

    Clinton maintains her loyalties. When State Department officials objected to her meeting with Japanese families whose children had been abducted by North Korea, she brushed aside any concerns about diplomatic repercussions. “I made a promise to Senator [Daniel K.] Inouye, and I intend to keep it,” she said, referring to the Hawaii Democrat, who heads the Appropriations Committee.

    Clinton has also used charm, humor and an unfailing work ethic to forge close relationships with peers such as Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and national security adviser James Jones.

    Gates said that during his lengthy government career, there has been “more time when secretaries of state and defense weren’t speaking to each other than [when] they were.” By contrast, he said, he and Clinton speak by phone frequently and “seem to take up permanent residence in the White House Situation Room.”

    Clinton is “tough-minded,” said Gates, a Republican and holdover from the Bush administration. “Her general approach on issues is that anytime we make a concession on something, that we get something for it. . . . . Which is very much in tune with my view.”

    Jones, a retired Marine general, marvels at Clinton’ s level of preparation. “I have never seen her not come to meeting prepared with something in her hand that has been well thought out and well written,” he said, adding that she keeps pressing for meetings not only on day-to-day crises. “She has actually beaten me up a bit to say we need more strategic dialogue.”

    Clinton said her years in the White House, where she watched conflicts among President Bill Clinton’s advisers spill out into the open, have influenced how she operates. “You can disagree with the president, you can argue for different policies, but at the end of the day you have to be part of a team that is there to serve the country and the president who the country elected,” she said. “It may sound very old-fashioned, but that is sort of how I view it.”
    ‘You Don’t Really Know’

    Clinton has earned the most headlines for saying things that were either ahead of their time or lacked diplomatic nuance. She likened North Korea to an unruly child and said it was “implausible if not impossible” to believe the country would return to disarmament talks. She accused Pakistan of “abdicating to the Taliban.” She said human rights concerns in China could not interfere with efforts to reach a deal on climate change.

    Her language is unadorned, often without the soothing phrases that obscure differences and smooth over disputes. After her comments on human rights, made on the eve of a flight to Beijing, worried officials and aides traveling with her engaged in a late-night discussion about whether her truth-telling was fresh and provocative, or whether she had given away the store to the Chinese.

    In an interview with al-Jazeera in May, Clinton said about Israel: “We want to see a stop to settlement construction, additions, natural growth — any kind of settlement activity.” Some experts have questioned whether the position should have remained private, since it led to such a breach in relations with Israel.

    Mitchell, who in public has refused to utter the phrase “natural growth,” the Israeli term for the incremental expansion of settlements, defends her comment as “consistent with policy.” He said: “One of the reasons she is so effective is because she is so direct. She is able to state in simple terms complicated issues.”

    Clinton, in the interview, said she was trying to get the negotiations going by setting a bright line in the sand. “It’s been against the backdrop of that very strong statement that we’ve been moving,” she said, vowing that “we will end up in a place that no Israeli government has ever gone before.”

    Jones suggested that she might have jumped the gun. “There are some adjustments in the first few months to your environment,” he said. Indeed, when Obama met with Jewish leaders in July and was asked about a perceived imbalance toward Israel, he responded: “We have been trying not to do this through the press, and other than my comment to the prime minister and a couple by Hillary, we have been disciplined,” according to the contemporaneous notes of one participant.

    Some at State have questioned whether Clinton’s proclivity for throwing verbal bombs has undercut her public authority. “When Condi spoke, you knew that was policy,” said one senior State Department official, referring to Clinton’s predecessor, Condoleezza Rice. “When this secretary speaks, you don’t really know.”

    Ironically, the press operation at Clinton’s State Department is so constrained that virtually every public statement issued by its spokesmen must be reviewed by James B. Steinberg, the deputy secretary of state. He said that is an effort to ensure the government speaks with a single, carefully vetted voice.

    “I’d say she likes plain speaking,” Slaughter said. “She is impatient with language that obscures rather than tells you what she means, and she is impatient with symbolism for symbolism’s sake.”

    With her political hat on, Clinton said she feels an urgent need to help explain to Americans — “somebody who is an unemployed autoworker or a family worried about losing their home or a small-business person struggling with health-care costs” — why it is important to spend money on curbing maternal mortality or improving girls’ education overseas.

    “We have got to take a hard look and be very honest about what we do right and what we don’t do so well,” Clinton said. “I don’t want to be sitting here talking to you in a year or two years or how ever long I am around . . . and say we saw these problems, we deplored them, we regretted them, we fulminated about them and we are still living with them.”

    Clinton said she loves being secretary of state, but conceded, “It is a really hard job . . . a 24-7 job,” and “I feel the weight of it pretty significantly.” Asked if she would be sitting in the same office for eight years, Clinton shuddered.

    “Please! I will be so old,” she said with a shake of her head.

    Staff writer Mary Beth Sheridan contributed to this report.

  37. Unfortuately, HRC, what we have right now is TOO YOUNG AND TOO INEXPERIENCED. Thank god when this country was formed we put George Washington in charge with real leadership, decision making abilities. One has to wonder if we had put someone like Patrick Henry in there. We need both opinions, but in the end, we need someone that can show leadership, and has been around the block.

    Of course the most important thing we need, is someone who is not interested in the MONEY. If we took away the interviews, the fees for speaking, the profits from books, what every they get for commentary, one has to wonder how many of them would do their patriotic duty, for literally nothing. (Oh I forgot the instant totaly retirement plan and the great medical benefits they have).

    That is exactly what our founding father’s did. Oh, I guess they got monuments, and pages in the history books, but financially they profited little. In fact the people who signed the Declaration of Independance really suffered a lot.

    OK, OO/Poopsie/etc tell me again about what a hard job you have.

  38. A Team Player Who Stands Apart
    Tension Between Leading or Blending In Marks Clinton’s Tenure at Stat
    ————————————–
    a subtle hit piece

  39. My feelings on the subject have not changed. If anything they have intensified. It is a mistake to stay in this administration, period. It is the death of a thousand cuts which ends in irrelevancy and blame when the Titanic goes down. I think the respect she commanded from world leaders is diminishing, and certainly she has become a forgotten figure in the national discussion, which big media takes shots at to deflect criticism from Obama, but otherwise completely ignores. Waiting for this situation to turn around is like hoping for the second redoubt. I know where this path leads. The only hope is if Mr. Obama is removed yet she is working in every way to support him. Anyone who fails to see him for what he is is either blind or corrupt or both. As an American, I cannot betray my values for this.

  40. The real challenge today is to find an effective way to confront the big business interests who are attempting to change this country into something which is not a part of us. This younger generation may be indifferent to the risks, and certainly lacks the proper frame of reference to understand what is happening now. Bill Clinton hit the nail on the head when he commended them for their support of The Fraud, and assured them that they more than any other generation will have the unique honor of paying more for his programs, specifically health care. So in the end the little fools got what they hoped for and more–change, recogniton and the ability to participate fully and completely in the tax hikes to come.

  41. The thing that has got me depressed this morning is seeing Hillary defend policies which come out of Obamas imagination, or worse perhaps Soros agenda which are not in the interests of this country. These overtures to Chavez, caving in to Putin, turning our back on Israel, betraying Honduras, and in many other areas. I realize we are playing a weak hand but it becomes weaker by the moment. The way we are headed now the real collapse will come when Obama caves in to China. Expect it. And I believe it will take the form of massive immigration similar to what we saw in Canada, and massive investment in distressed real estate. It is a dark morning here and there is plenty to be depressed about. The only rational solution to all this is exposing Soros and his puppet Obama. General Electric. But that means more and more people must come to their senses, and as a friend of mine put it to me as recently as yesterday he does not destroy this country first.

  42. Divert attention on all that is going on in the BO administration…sic the Republicans and Dims on Hillary. Old habits die hard and they LOVE to trash and bash her. Sean, Bill O, Matthews, Olbermann, et al can hardly keep from reverting to their old ways as it is now.

  43. I spoke to a close friend yesterday who is a fairly senior partner in one of the big Washington DC law firms. He has had to tell a number of promising young people with excellent careers and great potential for the firm that I am very sorry but we have no place for you here. In some cases, these were the same people who he recruited at Ivy League campuses a decade ago, and mentored once they joined the firm. Nothing particularly unique of course. It is happening everywhere. He sees no improvement until at least 2011. Yet if you ask Mr. Soros he will say I am having a nice crisis thank you. And if you ask Mr. Obama he will say only noble things like race is not the “overriding” factor working against him. This begs the obvious question, if that senile shipwreck named Carter got it wrong–hardly the first time, then what is the overriding factor? Incompetence or Pay to Play ala Rezko. Name me one problem this pretender has solved.

  44. Clinton said she loves being secretary of state, but conceded, “It is a really hard job . . . a 24-7 job,” and “I feel the weight of it pretty significantly.” Asked if she would be sitting in the same office for eight years, Clinton shuddered.
    —————————-
    She wont be asked and he wont be there to ask her.

  45. Wbboei, if she wants to get out of the BO mess, how does Hillary do that right now? Is she damned if she does or damned if she doesn’t?

  46. But, things have been changed now. It began with some of his statements about Israel. Then President Carter inserted himself into the Primary Campaign, making some unkind remarks about my hero, “>Hillary Clinton. And now this. Being called a racist because I oppose the way by which Obama became President, but even more, because I oppose his policies. When someone calls me a racist, I gotta say (as we do down here in the South, “Them’s fightin’ words.” And so, I have written this letter to send to the Carter Center when my next payment is due:

    Dear Carter Center,

    On September 15, 2009, President Jimmy Carter claimed that those who oppose President Obama do so because of his race. I cannot begin to tell you how much I resent President Carter’s remarks.

    I used to have a lot of respect for Jimmy Carter. As you can see, I am a long time contributor to the Peace Center. I have been to his Presidential Library, and literally wept when I saw his Nobel Peace Prize. But this has gone too far.

    It was bad enough when President Carter made disparaging remarks about then-Senator Hillary Clinton continuing the presidential race, the person who received more votes than anyone in a Primary EVER, who, had Obama not committed rampant, documented caucus fraud, would easily have had the delegates for the nomination, and as it was, was separated from Obama by just a few delegates – until the Democratic Party committed the worst atrocity in its history on May 31, 2008 – took lawfully cast votes from one candidate to give to another. They took votes certified by the Secretarys of State from one candidate and GIVEN to another. That is about as undemocratic as one can possibly get. Where was President Carter when the DNC did this, the champion of fair elections everywhere in the world but here?

    I guess it never occurred to President Carter (or Rep. Hank Johnson of GA, with his comparisons to the KKK,for that matter) that I, and others like me, oppose Obama’s policies on their MERITS. For that matter, we pick our presidential choices on their MERITS, something sorely lacking with Obama. It has NOTHING to do with the color of his skin – it has to do with his lack of experience, his race-baiting, his misogyny, especially his treatments of Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin; his aforementioned caucus fraud; his payment of $832,000 to ACORN for “voter registration”; his 20 yrs in Rev. Wright’s hate-mongering church; his associations with Rezko, Khalidi, Kilpatrick, Meeks, Ayers, and Kmiec, to name a few; his “present” votes; his lack of holding ONE meeting of the committee charged with overseeing Europe, NATO, and Afghanistan, then having the audacity to claim what a mess Afghanistan was; his thugs; his reneging on FISA, DOMA, DADT, and I could go on and on. Not one of those has to do with the color of the man’s skin – not ONE.

    How DARE President Carter call me a racist because I don’t fall in lockstep that “Everything Obama Does Is GREAT!” I have the CONSTITUTIONAL right to disagree with, and CHALLENGE, my president, when I disagree with his policies – and that does NOT make me a racist, but an AMERICAN.

    It has been Obama, and his representatives, from Jim Clyburn, my representative (who stabbed Bill and Hillary Clinton in the back repeatedly, completely misrepresenting what they said prior to the Primary in SC), to Jesse Jackson, Jr., and now to President Carter, who have thrown around the charge of racism, a serious, serious charge, whenever people have tried to hold Obama to the SAME STANDARDS as every other president, or presidential candidate.

    To NOT hold Obama to the same standards, to NOT require of him all of the same transparency, paperwork, records, etc., is what is truly RACIST, as it treats him differently than every other candidate/president. Therein lies the irony. Those of us who expect accountability for promises made, and scrutinize policies, are not the racists – those who defend him no matter what he does and claim it is because of the color of his skin should take a long, hard look in the mirror before throwing out such a highly charged insult.

    I cannot, in good conscience, continue to send my monthly contributions to the Peace Center. I almost ended my support when President Carter insulted Hillary Clinton, who got 18,000,000 votes – clearly, the PEOPLE’S choice. But I decided to let that go. But not this. It is clearly pointless to submit my professional work on anti-racism, much less the makeup of my extended family. The charge has already been made.

    I have sent my last contribution. From now on, I am sending my money to the Clinton Foundation to support the work of President Clinton who has not called me a racist once.

    Sincerely,
    The Rev. Amy

    What a sad day, for me personally, but also for this nation, when a former president makes such a grievous, and unfounded, charge against over half of the population. Because we have the audacity to judge the president by his CHARACTER, rather than the color of his skin, as Martin Luther King, Jr., charged us to do, we are called a heinous name. How sad, and how infuriating.

    President Carter, as respectfully as I can muster after being called a racist, I would suggest it is time for you to go into retirement, and leave off sharing your political opinions. You are not doing yourself or your legacy any good, to be sure. Even more, you are not doing this nation any good. Rather, you are fanning flames that divide us, not unite us, all to provide cover for a man who, had he been properly vetted in the first place, and had the DNC followed its own rules, would never have gotten this far. Speaking for me only, I am judging Obama on the merits, not the color of his skin. I suggest you do likewise.

  47. Southern Born Says:
    September 19th, 2009 at 12:17 pm
    Wbboei, if she wants to get out of the BO mess, how does Hillary do that right now? Is she damned if she does or damned if she doesn’t?
    ————————————–
    In one sense, you are right. It is the prisoners dilemma. In another sense it is a question of party vs. country. What she is saying now is a repudiation of what she said in the campaign, and it is not as simple as saying he won, etc. First of all he did not win–he cheated. Second. there are times when the organization you work for is corrupt, and then you must make a choice. I know the choice I have made in that situation, and I know it was the right one, but it has its cost. Third, she may tell herself she can save him from himself. Unfortunately, when you are dealing with a sociopath it does not work that way. Or, as someone put it a flake–an idiot with energy.

  48. wbboei, I wish you would give the links or make it very clear where it comes from:

    The cut and paste in wbboei’s post comes from fellow NQ writer, Rev. Amy’s post here, give her some love:

    noquarterusa.net/blog/2009/09/19/thems-fightin-words/

    ———————
    wbboei Says:
    September 19th, 2009 at 12:21 pm

  49. I want Hillary to get out and run for NY Governor. Other Dems who are in support of her could start some story about Paterson being weak and in fact that may be the case because other (strong?) repubs are seeing an opening here.

  50. I kept the taped Beck program that brought it all full circle….everything that we experienced during the Primary with ACORN, Ayers etc., and the Great Bamboozler! I am learning to tolerate Beck’s flair for drama, and am beginning to think it is a good tool for relaying his message; otherwise people would tune out due to boredom. That Beck program brings it all full circle, fills in the blanks, packages it nicely and ties it up with a pretty bow. Thank you Glenn Beck.

    But everytime I see or hear of Poloopsie’s fake tears, all I hear is Beck snearing……IT CRIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wonder if Tweety still gets tingles up his leg? And then I recall the phrase”…help them for they know not what they do.”

    Re: MO’s wardrobe
    Maybe some cultures or The One like big a$$e$ and that is why the dressers go out of the way to make hers look even bigger than it is. I find it nauseating to look at; the latest one looked like she was wearing a balloon tent from the waist down and the view from the back was not very appealling….and those garish colors…sheesh. I loved those First Ladies who dressed in understated elegance and always felt they represented The American Woman well.

  51. pm317 et al, New York needs Hillary Rodham Clinton. The nation needs her. Governor of New York would fit nicely as the next step. A GRREEEat
    interim step would be to write a historical commentary in book form of her experience, and ours, during the Primary. Then follow that with a Tell It Like It Is book on the current administration as she witnessed it from the inside and the annilation of the former Democratic Party/DNC.

    A wonderful final step would be to go down in a blaze of glory in her resignation speech from SOS stating EXACTLY who, what, when, and why; and that she is a patriot who loves her country, its founding fathers, our consitution, and all the citizens in it. And then, onto running for NY Governor and President in 2012/2016.

  52. wbboei, I wish you would give the links or make it very clear where it comes from:

    The cut and paste in wbboei’s post comes from fellow NQ writer, Rev. Amy’s post here, give her some love:

    noquarterusa.net/blog/2009/09/19/thems-fightin-words/
    ———————————-
    It got cut off on the transfer. Glad you noticed the omission.

  53. The Real Jimmy Carter: this is a comment at NQ. It explains who he really is, and why his delusional comments should be taken with a not a grain of salt, but a mule train of it.

    “Carter IS a thinly disguised racist, and blatant anti-semite. Way back when he was Governor of Georgia (when he belonged to an exclusively white congregation), he submarined the chances of Gov. Marvin Mandel of Maryland becoming the president of the Dem. Governors association. Carter’s reason for doing that; “I’m not going to let that Jew bastard become president”.

    Carter is a visciously nasty, ebittered old backstabber. He’s one of the least qualified persons to lecture the rest of us on racism and civility. What an egg sucking rat.

  54. Pelosi doesnt have tear ducts, thats acid flowing through her veins.

    I like to think of Pelosi as the acid dripping alien queen in Alien with Hillary as Ripley going “get away from her you bitch”

    The best part is Pelosi wouldnt need make up to play the part in Alien 5.

  55. Consider the possibility that the stimulus plan favored by Soros and promoted by Obama was never about jobs (although he did promise 600,000 of them which have not materialized), but was really about rewarding donors and suckers who believed him. Then consider the possibility that the grandiose and soon to be emasculated health care program favored by Soros and promoted by Obam was never about health care, but all about tearing health insurance providers away from the other party. Then consider the possibility that the costly and utterly impractical cap and trade bill favored by Soros and promoted by Obama is a thinly desguised attempt to reward Goldman Sacks and General Electric, and the age of old Rezko pattern becomes obvious.

  56. So where are the jobs you promised Mr. Obama when you and your cohorts looted the treasury? That is not a tough question sir: the jobs you promised. Where are they???

    Q-1: is there any national problem you have not characterized as a crisis on the verge of becoming irreversible?

    Q-2: is there any crisis you have not looted the treasury for?

    Q-3: to whom did that money go?

    Q-4: after bloviating about these problems, characterizing them as crises whether or not they were and appropriating trillions in public money for them, can you point to any one of them you have actually solved?

    Q-5: you say it is early but it is never to early to solve a crisis sir.

  57. I almost vomited with headline “Big Step” with MO coming out for womens health insurance rights!!! Isn’t this something Hillary has been doing her whole adult life!!!! Now they are using MO as a champion for health care for women as a ruse to get more female support, and off course it will work b/c of the uneducated lemmings out there. Hillary must be livid at the use of her core issue being distorted so badly by this adm.

    Also, how many african american writers will continue to keep the flames of Jimmy Carters ‘”racist” statement burning ? Robinson , Herbert, et al are having another field day with the so called racial BS.

  58. I think I read where there were less job loses last month. I guess they think we don’t know that temporary employment for the Holiday’s is kicking in.

  59. gonzotx Says:

    September 18th, 2009 at 11:06 pm
    American Thinker…it doesn’t get any better than this folks!
    ********************************

    gonzotx…another perfect example how tv and print news just coordinate this racist BS…they are all on it all the time…drumming it into everyone’s head that it exists…

    …does not matter who you are friends with, married to, admire, work with, respect…forget what you think…the MSM is there to tell you, you are wrong…we have not moved forward in a positive direction…we are all racists…even a white baby that can barely distinguish colors…right in the womb, white racists are being created…

    ************************
    Are you a racist?

    powerlineblog.com/archives/2009/09/024552.php

    These days it’s hard to tell. If you think government-run medicine is a bad thing, former President Jimmy Carter and many other Democrats say you’re most likely a racist. So Missourah.com explains everything in this handy chart; click to enlarge:

    I could be wrong, but I suspect that this is the last time any partisan faction will be able to broadcast the charge of “racism” and have it taken even slightly seriously. The word “racism” used to have a meaning, but no one can remember what it was.
    ***********************************

    check out the chart at the website…I do not know how to bring it here…it about says it all…

    *************************************

    wbboei and pm317…that is a fantastic letter written by Rev Amy…kudos to her…

  60. Robinson , Herbert, et al are having another field day with the so called racial BS.
    —————-
    Evidently, they want a civil war.

  61. wbboei, What an interesting piece on Hillary by the Washington Post!!! The hit part of the article what Obama himself was quoted as saying. So according to this article there has been someone there watching her and indoctrinating her?? I also noticed she said that after BC’s administration she learned that its important to be a team player…that sounds like something she would do.
    I also liked what he said that she is worried about these folks with NO jobs over the things that are being done overseas. This also sounds like Hillary.

    Theres just too much stuff written in this article that sounds too much like Hillary for me to chock this one off as a hit piece. Futhermore, its sounds much like my suspicion is that she has been hijacked for this job so she can be muffled. She also sounds like she won’t be there too much longer, we can only hope her tenure will be short.

  62. wbboei, It also leads me to believe that she is sick about the unemployment.

    OH, OUR HILLARY IS STILL THERE, SHE HAS BEEN GAGGED……WHY????HOW?????

    I am ready for her to go back to New York and run for Governor, as fast as she can, although with things are as bad as they are she may feel the need to stay and try and get these morons to listen to her, THEY WON’T HILLARY, SO LEAVE NOW!!!

  63. Wbboei, maybe our fear is that she would not be able to leave! I wonder if that was what Bambi was talking to BC about at lunch???

  64. wbboei, this would explain the comment by Carville about his admiration for her that is growing daily. Her having to work under such haneous conditions. I have always thought this!

  65. wbboei, we need to investigate this Anne-Marie Slaughter that is mentioned in the article about Hillary at the State Dept. Here is what Wikipedia says about her. She is another Chicago pole.
    She served on the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School from 1989-1994 and then on the faculty of Harvard Law School before moving to Princeton in 2002. She is married to Andrew Moravcsik, who teaches in Princeton’s Department of Politics. They have two children, Edward Moravcsik and Alexander Moravcsik.[4][5]

    Since becoming dean of the Woodrow Wilson School in 2002, she has been credited with vigorously rebuilding Princeton’s international relations faculty, including hiring a bevy of well-respected, left of center academics including Robert Keohane, Helen Milner, and G. John Ikenberry, as well as retaining or hiring influential right-of-center scholars including Aaron Friedberg and Thomas Christensen, who recently returned from public service leave from the School as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

    Slaughter is an influential proponent of the use of international relations theory in international law. She has published two books on international relations and dozens of articles, both in scholarly journals and in mainstream publications. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves as a director on the Council’s Board. From 2002-2004 she served as president of the American Society of International Law. From 2004-2006 she served as co-director of the Princeton Project on National Security. In November 2006 she was chosen to chair the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion.

    In the 1980s Slaughter was part of the team headed by Professor Abram Chayes that helped the Sandinista government of Nicaragua bring suit against the United States in the International Court of Justice for violations of international law, in the case Nicaragua v. United States (1986).

    Slaughter also serves on the Advisory Board of the National Security Network and the Brookings Doha Center.

  66. I will try again. We need to look into Anne-Marie Slaughter, she is another Chicago pole and belongs to the CFR, she is probably a Soros pole. This is what Wikipedia says about her.
    She served on the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School from 1989-1994 and then on the faculty of Harvard Law School before moving to Princeton in 2002. She is married to Andrew Moravcsik, who teaches in Princeton’s Department of Politics. They have two children, Edward Moravcsik and Alexander Moravcsik.[4][5]

    Since becoming dean of the Woodrow Wilson School in 2002, she has been credited with vigorously rebuilding Princeton’s international relations faculty, including hiring a bevy of well-respected, left of center academics including Robert Keohane, Helen Milner, and G. John Ikenberry, as well as retaining or hiring influential right-of-center scholars including Aaron Friedberg and Thomas Christensen, who recently returned from public service leave from the School as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

    Slaughter is an influential proponent of the use of international relations theory in international law. She has published two books on international relations and dozens of articles, both in scholarly journals and in mainstream publications. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and serves as a director on the Council’s Board. From 2002-2004 she served as president of the American Society of International Law. From 2004-2006 she served as co-director of the Princeton Project on National Security. In November 2006 she was chosen to chair the Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion.

    In the 1980s Slaughter was part of the team headed by Professor Abram Chayes that helped the Sandinista government of Nicaragua bring suit against the United States in the International Court of Justice for violations of international law, in the case Nicaragua v. United States (1986).

    Slaughter also serves on the Advisory Board of the National Security Network and the Brookings Doha Center.

  67. I can’t get his posted, my posts are vanishing. I have been trying to say we need to investigate this Anne-Marie Slaughter as she is a graduate of the University of Chicago, is a member of the CFR. There is something strange about this woman.

  68. I could be wrong, but I suspect that this is the last time any partisan faction will be able to broadcast the charge of “racism” and have it taken even slightly seriously. The word “racism” used to have a meaning, but no one can remember what it was.
    ———————————
    This is meta-talk probably from the white community saying I am tired of being accused of something I did not do, or told that I cannot express my views under threat of villification or ostracision. But is the que which the race baiting left–people like Jarret and others are waiting for. They will play the race card further to incite the blacks and youth. This whole tactic originated with Mr. Obama himself and it will not go away by simple pronouncements that it will not work any more. Notice the tactical response by Mr. Obama when he was asked about this. A credible leader who was interested in being post racial would have said it is not a factor, and warned everyone not to go down that path. Is that what he said. No. He said it was not the overriding factor, which means it is still a factor, and he doubled down on the charge. Fox of course massages it by saying he said it was not a factor. He should have said that but he did not. He is determined to exploit the issue for political gain and there is no other way to look at it objectively.

  69. S: I just wish more people, especially blacks and youth, would see Obama for what he is, and how little they matter except as tools to the forces who control him, who are determined to destroy our country.

  70. ShortTermer Says:
    September 19th, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    Yep, and Beck already has a following with a broad based appeal.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Re: MO’s wardrobe

    For her coming out statement, she was dressed like a Barbie Doll, light pink lipstick gloss and all. Dressed for a shopping trip. How does she expect to be taken seriously promoting her husband’s HC agenda?

    Her poll number are sinking faster than her husbands.

    See today’s results:

    Do you support Michelle Obama’s efforts to reform health care?

    No 60%
    Yes 40%

    Total Votes: 33,378
    Note on Poll Results

    In general, what is your opinion of the first lady?

    Unfavorable 53%
    Favorable 47%

    Total Votes: 33,471

  71. Anne-Marie Slaughter
    ————————- maybe I have got her confused with someone else but I though she went back a ways with Hillary. But so did Patty Solid Waste Disposal Doyle.

  72. Do you support Michelle Obama’s efforts to reform health care?

    No 60%
    Yes 40%

    —————————-
    Why would anyone not support Michelles crusade to ruin health care in this country. After all she exhibited great success in turning a 140 k salary into a 300 k salary when the great pretender became senator. Presumably she will approach a reduction in health care costs with the same earnest zeal, without resorting to tax increases or rationing. I predict that she will champion the public option to draw the progressives back into the fold, while her husband does what needs to be done to accomodate big business. Unfortunately, she is an unlikeable personality and the lady bountiful act will go down like a mouth full of grass burrs, or like when a rum ridden debutramp like Caroline Kennedy decides it would be a marvelous idea to sit in a senators seat, and covort with the Occs et al.

  73. Mrs. Smith: the blacks in this country should look at Mr. Obama as Caesar looked on Brutus–whom Caeasar trusted and believed in and say to Mr. Obama as he stabs them in the back for the sake of big business: that was the unkindest cut of all. Where are the jobs you promised Mr Obama–where are they?

  74. wbboei:

    I think they are educating themselves to the way Obama differentiates himself as a black man from the AA who have grown up here in a constant struggle to be successful. They are beginning to realize he could care less about bringing the AA’s children growing up in the gettos out of poverty, out of their drug infested drive-by shooting settings.

    All Obama does is take care of #1, himself.

  75. n the 1980s Slaughter was part of the team headed by Professor Abram Chayes that helped the Sandinista government of Nicaragua bring suit against the United States in the International Court of Justice for violations of international law, in the case Nicaragua v. United States (1986).
    ———————————
    I have friends at Princeton. Kennan who I truly admired was there. But the Woodrow Wilson school is center left. I do not need to read her work to know where she is coming from. These people are proponents of world government which coincides with economic globalism. The nation state concept is irrelevant to their thinking. The fact that she would sue the United States is evidence of that. Pathetic.

  76. “I predict that she will champion the public option to draw the progressives back into the fold, while her husband does what needs to be done to accommodate big business.”

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I am sure you are right, wbb- However, the Lefties are VERY unforgiving. The backlash will be horrific.

    Pre-empting… I am a centrist..

  77. “These people are proponents of world government which coincides with economic globalism. ”

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    So, we can safely assume foreign policy dictates are NOT coming from BO..

    Foreign Policy is being directed by George Soros and David Rockefeller (the scum of the earth)

  78. wbboei Says:

    September 19th, 2009 at 11:25 am

    —————————–

    It’s taken me a long time to turn this corner. But wbboei your post, while frightening, says it like it is.

  79. It’s a shame that while Hillary speaks with honesty, obama speaks with second and third agendas…all anti-Israel…

    —————————–

    Obama fetes Muslims at end of Ramadan

    WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama marked the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan Saturday with his administration stressing the commonality between American culture and the values of Islam.

    “As Muslims in the United States and around the world complete the month of Ramadan and celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr, Michelle and I would like to extend our personal greetings on this joyous occasion,” Obama said in a statement. “Even on this festive occasion, Muslims remember those less fortunate, including those impacted by poverty, hunger, conflict, and disease,” he added.

    Obama highlighted Muslims’ commitment to collecting and distributing charity and said his administration was “working to ensure that Muslims are able to fulfill their charitable obligations not just during Ramadan, but throughout the year.”

    In her own message, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stressed that Eid celebrations at the White House, pioneered by her husband Bill Clinton in 1996 when he was president, ensured that “all faiths have a home here in the United States.”

    “This time of self-reflection reminds us that the values of Islam — charity, community, cooperation, compassion — are values which we hold dear as Americans and which have contributed so much to American culture,” Obama’s top diplomat said. “We know there is more that unites peoples of faith than divides us. So as Ramadan draws to a close, let us hold on to that spirit of community throughout the year to achieve our common goals of peace, prosperity, and stability.”

    Obama, who has Muslim heritage on his father’s side of his family, vowed to forge a “new beginning” for Islam and America in a landmark speech to the world’s 1.5 billion Muslims in Cairo in June.

    google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jRtkmXPAi3w07NJNg-i2rGqwmlWA

  80. Fox anchor lashes out at White House for Sunday snub

    By Michael O’Brien – 09/19/09

    “Fox News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace lashed out at the White House Friday night, calling them “crybabies” for opting to go on every Sunday show but his.

    Wallace, appearing on “The O’Reilly Factor” last night, openly complained about a perceived sensitivity in the Obama administration to negative coverage.

    “These guys, everything is personal,” Wallace said. “They are the biggest bunch of crybabies I have dealt with in my 30 years in Washington.”

    Fox has found itself in a bit of a combative spot this week, being snubbed by the White House and drawing the ire of competitors after Fox ran a newspaper ad claiming that they were the only TV news outlet to cover last weekend’s conservative protests in Washington.

    Wallace compared the current relationship between Fox and the Obama White House to his years covering the Reagan administration for NBC. “You came in the next day, and they always treated you professionally, and I think it came from the top down — the old man,” he said.

    thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/59459-fox-anchor-lashes-out-at-white-house-for-sunday-snub

  81. wbboei, I am going to speculate here. We now know that she was assigned a personal aide to watch her and find out what her foriegn policy feeling really were as per the article posted above.
    We now know she was assigned Anne-Marie Slaughter. We have seen her full speech to the CFR on opening day in which she states how the CFR has moved in right next to the State Dept. and she clearly states in that video that it nice that its close to the state dept. so she doesn’t have so far to go to be told what to think and what to do. Check it out yourselves at “hillary at the cfr”.
    So coupled with this very informative piece by the Washington Post (conservative news), I believe that SOS Clinton is another victim of this corrupt administration. I now believe I have always been right about her being there, maybe she knows Soros well enough not to cross him, we just don’t know how bad this guy really is, do we??

    I do find it hard to understand why all of the sudden the CFR has an outpost near the State Dept. This is another thing we should investigate. How this came about and who was behind the move. It also would be nice to see who is actually stationed there in this new outpost. If anyone has any ideas, let me know.

    I now agree with ABM90, our girl has NEVER left us, she is being held hostage by this Chicago Mob that as taken over our country and plans on destroying us and Israel for Obama’s brothers in the middleeast. Pls remember he has stated that he will always stand with the muslims.

  82. wbboei, I hope you watched those two videos, I think they tell a story of favortism by our POTUS. I think we should ask Admin to post them and let everyone on this blog weigh in on the differences in the style, format and feeling of the two videos.

  83. Confloyd: it should be against the law for academics to marry–and then both go into government. The resulting harm to society is incalcuable.

    I do not mind if they flirt or covort, but if they marry, they must stay out of government, period.

    The problem you see is if they marry and go into government they become four steps removed from reality and in a position to do something about it to the rest of us.

    Case in point, sunstein and monsterpowers, or slaughter, et. ux. I would sooner tolerate poligamy than this–and I am not a big fan of poligamy, believe me.

  84. The so called FOX snub is predicable. Obama is terrified of them. We have seen this before from him. Hard, tough questions shiver his timbers. Also, he is a petty juvenile delinquent. Since they showed the good sense not to broadcast his health care lies, he is going to get even with them by golly. Perhaps now, Mr. O’Reilly will realize the utter futility of kissing bambis ass.

  85. wbboei/janh, We have proof of Carter’s antisemitism?? Do you have a link??
    ————————
    Confloyd: google “carter anti semitism” and you will find two excellent articles dealing with that subject.

  86. I know this will be an unpopular post here, but I am increasinbgly worried that Hillary really is basically onboard with the democrats and their agenda and doesn’t see BO as evil as we do. Her smiles and warmth to him seem genuine. Her comments about being old in 8 years are discouraging also. In fact, she seems to be doing everything possible to discourage our interest in her running for POTUS again.

    Admin, if you know something that we don’t know in this regard…I would love to hear it. I get the definite impression that there are people on this site with somewhat close connections to the Clintons. Perhaps I am wrong.

    Thank you Jan and Admin for the Rosh Hashonah posts. A healthy and happy New Year to all who celebrate it.

  87. I know this will be an unpopular post here, but I am increasingly worried that Hillary really is basically onboard with the democrats and their agenda and doesn’t see BO as evil as we do.
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    The democrats hate Hillary- They stabbed her in the back when they illegally gave her electoral votes to Obama in May of 08′. What makes you think a coup like that could be swept under the rug letting bygones be bygones? Hillary if fighting to KEEP her job.

    If she is replaced with someone else doing everything Soros has requested, we would be signing our own death warrants. Haven’t you noticed how Bill has become a confidant to Obama. I’ll bet they are on the phone every single solitary day. Why? Because Obama is scared sh*tless, Soros is going to leave him holding the bag.. He may agree with Soros in many respects but he is scared he alone will be held responsible for whatever bad is coming our way…that scares him more than anything… Soros can just walk away… Obama cannot!

  88. wbboei, I hope you watched those two videos, I think they tell a story of favortism by our POTUS. I think we should ask Admin to post them and let everyone on this blog weigh in on the differences in the style, format and feeling of the two videos.
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    I would be inclined to hold off for now if it were me. I think we need to focus on the impact of his policies, and how they cut. Perhaps you are right and cfr is a problem. In my time they were not. Organizations do change when the wrong people move in, and evidently that has happened, but to what degree I do not know. I think Hillary looks terrific in that video and that is the only reason to post it. I think they build their case too much around one facetious comment, and the fact that the organization has moved. The point I think is there is alot of brainpower going into how we adjust our foreign policy to conform to new realities. I approve of that. What I do not approve of is the specific people who are taking the lead. I believe their agenda is fundamentally anti American, starting with the one you mention–Slaughter. This is a world Hillary can get lost in because in addition to being a leader she is a policy wonk. She may be one of the few rational voices left and it is tough to clean up the swamp when you are up to your ass in allegators.

  89. Carol, Watch some of her youtube videos and you will see Hillary is quiet a good actress.

    You also must read the above post about how she will not cause trouble for the President because of what she saw in BC’s administration. You must understand that Hillary lives by her morals, when she decides something is right she doesn’t change her mind. I am sure this unemployment situation is worrying her as she is the only one in the last couple of decades with a unusual attachment for the working/poor people of this country. It appears sometimes she has an inborn intuition/caring about this issue. It may be because at the early age of 14 or 15 she actually got on a city bus and went to the Southside of Chicago to help with voter registration. SHe may have had first hand knowledge of poverty. She also lived in Arkansas when it was very poverty stricken before BC’s policies pulled them up quiet a bit.

    I agree with the article above that she is conflicted!

  90. wbboei, I wasn’t talking about the video of Hillary at the cfr, I was talking about the videos of Obama addressing the Muslim’s on Ramadan and the video of Obama addressing the Jewish New year. I sent them yesterday I think. It really shows the difference of how he thinks.

  91. I do not have an inside story here, but what I can tell you is our LTG was a die hard HRC support to the very end, and she knows that she was screwed (she even had lawyers at the State Delegate convention, trying to stop the stealing of one of HRCs delegates). However, she is running for Govenor, and she must do that with in the Party. I see her, and know that she has to say things that have to stick in her throat. However, she will never be Govenor unless she plays the Democratic game. There is no other path to the position that she wants.

    I do not know what HRC will do in the future, but I would expect those answer out of her in the situation she is in. We have a two party system that is fraudulant and corrupt, and unfortunately many honest people must work within that system.

    I understand what they are doing; however, I will never run for Office.

  92. NMF, Thankyou for your above post. She does have to work within two corrupt system, and bless her heart for doing so for us, not for POWER as the right and left now say. She has always been about us,we, the people.

  93. Well…I hope you are all right about Hillary. I will feel better about the situation if she gets out of his administration. I think the Clintons should help him less. Let people see how totally inept BO is.

    I would like to see the 2 videos….is there a link?

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  95. wbboei, I wasn’t talking about the video of Hillary at the cfr, I was talking about the videos of Obama addressing the Muslim’s on Ramadan and the video of Obama addressing the Jewish New year. I sent them yesterday I think. It really shows the difference of how he thinks.
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    For me on a scale of 1-10 it is about a 5. Some of the other things you have been researching and coming up with are in the 9-10 range.

  96. While both parties are corrupt, I do feel that BO is part of the corruption on the left. Perhaps this is why Pelosi is blinking and not completing sentences and looking terribly ignorant most of the time. There all up to there elbows in alligators. This is what happens when you sell your soul to the devil for money and power.

  97. Funny! from Politico poll

    Obama on Sunday
    On which channel do you plan to watch President Barack Obama this Sunday?

    ABC 4 %
    CBS 2 %
    NBC 12 %
    CNN 5 %
    Univision 1 %
    I’m not going to tune in. 76 %

    Results are based on 26803 votes
    Reference Story

  98. If anyone wants to see the videos of Obama giving the address to the muslims on Ramadan and Obama address the Jewish New years, just go to youtube and put those words in and you will see them.

  99. So Mitchell went home from the Middle East with nothing. Poor obama has no bragging rights that he and he alone solved the crisis.

    He promised the Palestinians that he would stop the Israelis from settlement building. He promised them East Jerusalem for their capital. And now they are holding him to his promises.

    Problem is, he never asked the Israelis if they would to agree to his unreasonable promises. He never thought the Israelis would throw his smarmy lies back in his face.

  100. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 32% of the nation’s voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as President. Thirty-nine percent (39%) Strongly Disapprove giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -7.
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    Hasnt that figure been fairly constant for the last couple months? I think it got up to 11 at one point. Given a choice between getting defeating Mr. Obama or defeating Congress, I would much prefer to see Obama go down. He and Soros are a much greater threat our future than the corruption endemic to worlds greatest deliberative body.

  101. Carol,

    I think both Hillary and Bill keep things close to their chests. Especially Hillary. I think she honestly wants to make things better for the party. She is a solid Democrat. Her smiles at obama are indeed friendly in nature. But I doubt very much that she has forgotten his knife attacks. He may think she is in his pocket, but I think she is doing this for America. She holds herself up to a higher standard than he holds himself to.

  102. Carol Says:
    September 19th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Well…I hope you are all right about Hillary. I will feel better about the situation if she gets out of his administration. I think the Clintons should help him less. Let people see how totally inept BO is.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I can’t agree with you more Carol. And nothing would make me happier than seeing her safe as the Gov of NY… The wrath of God will rest on Soros and/or Rockefeller’s head if they are ever, ever, found the least bit responsible for the recently foiled assassination attempt on Hillary’s life when in Kenya.

  103. Jan–the only world leader I have any respect for today is Bibi. He makes sense, and he has courage. I hope to God he succeeds. It seems like he is the only one left to defend Israel and western civilization. Both are well worth defending.

  104. wbboei, this is from the obamafile, can this be true???
    Could this be true? Why isn’t this headline news?

    ConservativeOutcry.com draws out attention to this headline, “Obama To Preside At UN Security Council,” and reminds us that the U. S. Constitution has a few words to say about this:

    “No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.”

    “Chairman of the United Nations Security Council” clearly meets the Constitutional definition of both an Office and a Title bestowed by not only a foreign State but by a huge collection of foreign States. Since Congress has not given its consent, it appears that ONCE AGAIN, Obama ignores the U. S. Constitution, a document he described as, “a charter of negative liberties.”

  105. I think both Hillary and Bill keep things close to their chests. Especially Hillary. I think she honestly wants to make things better for the party. She is a solid Democrat. Her smiles at obama are indeed friendly in nature. But I doubt very much that she has forgotten his knife attacks. He may think she is in his pocket, but I think she is doing this for America. She holds herself up to a higher standard than he holds himself to.
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    But if this whole thing is part of a larger blueprint, then those efforts will be in vain. My feeling about the party is the party be dammed. If I thought there was an endgame here that was good for America, as opposed to Soros and our enemies I would sit back and be patient.

  106. “Obama To Preside At UN Security Council,”
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    Now that he has caved in to Putin this will be much easier to pull off.

  107. “But if this whole thing is part of a larger blueprint, then those efforts will be in vain.”

    ———————–

    I think so too, but I think Hillary’s conscience couldn’t survive her not at least trying. Having said that, I think she has tried and she needs to cut her losses.

  108. Man who once claimed he fathered the child of John Edwards’ mistress now says in a book proposal that the former presidential candidate is the baby’s father.
    • PHOTOS: John Edwards’ Paternity Scandal
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    Nice

  109. Well he might preside at the UN Security Council, but he really is coming with a lot of empty promises, no diplomatic achievements to date worthy of praise, empty pockets with a deficit to beat all deficits.

    He comes with zilch experience and it shows.

  110. Jan;

    I think democrats who support and prop up Obama are actually hurting the party. I think that with dem support, Obama can bring down the whole party and we will revert or boomerang back to conservatives.

    A real opposition within the party is called for. In my lifetime, I have never seen the country so open to a third party run.

  111. I just heard on Fox that BO will be in a three way meet with the Israelis and Palestinians while he is in NY on tuesday.

  112. “I think democrats who support and prop up Obama are actually hurting the party. I think that with dem support, Obama can bring down the whole party and we will revert or boomerang back to conservatives.”

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    I agree.

  113. “I just heard on Fox that BO will be in a three way meet with the Israelis and Palestinians while he is in NY on tuesday.”

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    I wonder what empty promises and pieces of silver he offered Abbas. I hope Bibi has his body armor on.

  114. Jan,

    That includes Hillary and Bill.

    I was never pleased that she joined his administration. The only benefit is that her popularity has improved and it is hard for anyone to tag the b…. label as she is so dammed pleasant and good natured to everybody.

  115. Hillary has also added to her foreign policy creds. All that is helpful if she runs for POTUS again. But if BO is successful and is the party candidate in 2012, then what good is it?

  116. Carol Says:

    September 19th, 2009 at 6:23 pm
    Well…I hope you are all right about Hillary. I will feel better about the situation if she gets out of his administration. I think the Clintons should help him less. Let people see how totally inept BO is.

    ——————————————————

    Carol i totally agree with you

  117. I guess O never learned you can wear you welcome out.

    This reminds me of a story someone told me.

    When company comes over you offer them a drink. If you like the company and want them to stay you keep refilling their glass.

    Once you are tired of them you stop filling the glass. This is a sign to go home.

    This is how people are tuning out O. They stop watching him. It was fine at first. Now they are sick of him

  118. I was never pleased that she joined his administration. The only benefit is that her popularity has improved and it is hard for anyone to tag the b…. label as she is so dammed pleasant and good natured to everybody.
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    True. It has helped with respect to “likeability”. But how relevant is that at this point? It depends on the goal.

  119. Lets get this down to a level where most people can understand Mr. Obama. During the last eight months he has given hundreds of billions to big business and created no new jobs. To me that equates to failure–or worse.

  120. I think so too, but I think Hillary’s conscience couldn’t survive her not at least trying. Having said that, I think she has tried and she needs to cut her losses.
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    agreed.

  121. Just reading the article that Hillary had to have a “monitor” for 6 months!!!

    She should tell them to kiss her ass and leave that bunch of wonkers and do it fast.

    The bambiboat is sinking, slowly but surely.

    Had a long, long convo with my brother today and he was up bambi’s ass like white on rice. He is now totally disgusted with him and in fact with the party as a whole.

    People are waking up.

    The polls are being padded for his minus though .. he is much lower than that and the WH knows it. Talk to people … they all think he’s a dud. They’ve been sold a counterfeit product.

  122. Hillary has to be very careful about leaving though. The media will try to turn it into a coup of some sort. The fact that she’s not been leading in what her job description is .. foreign policy diplomat pisses me off. This excuse of working for womens issues is admirable but that is not what she came on board to do. She’s not the one who is center and front in the negotiating and I think it’s a smack down to her .. most likely a demand by MEschelle. I wish she’d never taken this position. I thought it was great to begin with but I thought she’s have a much higher visability. She’s been used.

  123. Carol Says:

    September 19th, 2009 at 6:28 pm
    ********************
    That is Hilarious!
    ********************
    wbbori

    You r sounding more down about Hillary than usual. I feel the same way. At some point she has to stop supporting the insanity, as does Bill, and let the people know the truth, because they aren’t ever going to hear it from MM. Maybe they really did threaten Chelsea, I don’t know. With all the people dying that supposedly have info on the Fraud, you know these things happen.

  124. ABC 4 %
    CBS 2 %
    NBC 12 %
    CNN 5 %
    Univision 1 %
    I’m not going to tune in. 76 %

    Will watch FOX instead? maybe 30%–or more. If I live to be a hundred. I will never understand why anyone in their right mind would waste time listening to a man who is a liar. It makes no sense to me. Krauthammer article says it all. You do not even need to listen to refute. Wait five minutes and Obama will refute himself. It is one big circle jerk.

  125. wbboei Says:

    September 19th, 2009 at 7:34 pm
    Lets get this down to a level where most people can understand Mr. Obama. During the last eight months he has given hundreds of billions to big business and created no new jobs. To me that equates to failure–or worse.
    ***********************

    The Dow is up 1700 points in the last 6 weeks. I don’t get it. I know some of it is Soro’s manipulation, I guess people are afraid of missing out @ getting their money back and wading in up to their ankles. But this lack of manufacturing, jobs,it is a a Trojan horse IMHO.

  126. The problem with prescience is that people usually don’t want to hear about it.

    I remember talking about the HRC SOS issue a year ago and being shouted down by some (although posters at 44 are usually so pleasant even in disagreement) and insulted by others.

    Now that it’s becoming more clear that she wins on no front by aligning herself with BO, I’m glad others are calling for her to get out while she still can. Personally, i never thought she should take the job. Hopefully, she can still escape with her enhanced reputation intact.

  127. Stephen A Smith

    Admin please embed, you are going to love this. I know this guy from ESPN, or I thought I did. One smart guy and the REpubs would do well to recruit him …from BP

  128. Can you imagine, Edward told that mistress that he would marry her when his wife dies. That is suppose to be published in that book. WHAT AN AXXHXLE.

    Sorry, I just had to get that out.

  129. I may be in the minority here, but I didn’t see that WaPo article about Hillary as a hit piece. I thought it was pretty fair, considering what the MSM usually write about the Clintons. And Hillary’s not going anywhere anytime soon. People here may question the wisdom of her staying on board, but Hillary’s not a quitter and never has been.

    As for her running for POTUS again, even if she were thinking of trying again, she’d give no hint of that now (for obvious reasons). So I wouldn’t be so sure her political career is over.

  130. NMF, I’m with you on Edwards. I had heard that before, and wasn’t sure what to make of it. But if it’s in this guy’s book, I wonder. Elizabeth should kick his sorry ass out of the house.

  131. Confloyd,

    The news that Bo is presiding over the UN Security Council should send chills down everyone’s spine. I’d read about it weeks ago but no one was blogging about it. It’s unspeakable for him to preside over a coalition of foreign governments while presiding over the US. It’s a conflict of interests. It’s treasonous. It’s dangerous.

    And now he’s calling for worldwide regulations of the finance industry, the same way he called for regs on the environmental front. His best friends are Putin, Chavez, Ahmadinijad and Khaddafi, not to mention his cousin Odinga.

    This gets more upsetting by the day. As someone said, the US has to fear being toppled from the inside. That’s precisely what’s happening. (IMHO)

  132. and what kind of a immoral piece of shit parent is this? I mean, i’d love to string this guy up, he could have killed a load of kids. Probably another Acorn field agent.

    NEWARK — Shaheed Wright feared police were closing in on him, authorities say, so he hid his bags of cocaine in his son’s jacket pockets, telling the child that it was candy.

    And when the boy arrived at his daycare center in Newark on Friday morning, he did what any other 4 year old might: The boy handed the white powder out to his friends.

    One girl ate it.

    She was rushed to Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark along with Wright’s son and two other boys from the day care suspected of eating cocaine. They all turned out to be fine and were released to their parents, according to Todd McClendon, a spokesman for Newark Police.

    Wright, meanwhile, was arrested Friday afternoon in the hallway of his apartment building on South Munn Avenue in East Orange. The 25-year-old man is accused of endangering the welfare of a child, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and other charges, including employing a juvenile in a narcotics scheme.

    He emerged shackled yesterday from Newark Police Headquarters, his hair in long dreadlocks, his face downcast. When asked if he wanted to say anything to the parents of the other children, he looked up for a moment.

    “I apologize deeply,” Wright said.

  133. Chairing the UN council , thats a bloody ambassadors job.

    More monkeying around when he should be doing other things, but i forgot this is Obama, anything for a day out partying.

  134. wbboei,

    I am one of the posters here that wanted her to take that job. I hope I wasn’t rude to anyone who disagreed. I wanted her to take it because I honestly believed at the time that she would make a fantastic SOS. And no matter whether she stays or leaves, I still believe she has worked her heart out and is all the better for it.

  135. I for one amongst many here was suspicious of Obama’s motives on the SOS job.

    She really would have been better sticking with NY Senator until 2012 and if the wheels fell off Obama, she was sitting pretty for the nomination. A strong voice on the outside with ability to criticize.

  136. Jan,

    What are you talking about, silly? (I know the post wasn’t addressed to me but I felt like responding). 😉

    That siad, i never thought she should have anything to do with BO and while I’m sorry it’s turning out the way i feared, I’m glad others are sying the same thing.

    It’s too late to turn the clock back and have her stay in the Senate but it’s not too late for her to cut her losses now. And about HRC not being a quitter, sometimes the smartest thing one can do is throw in the towel.

    What’s that sun-tzu saying – those who stop and run away, live to fight another day. (politically speaking, of course). ((IMHO))

  137. She was stuck between a rock and a hard place…either gpoing nowhere in the senate or becoming part of an administration that has de-marginalized her in every way. Tough choices, but I would have preferred her to leave the senate and to simply become force like Bill on the world stage…sort of like the anti-obama.

  138. Basil9@8:30pm, I know and FULLY agree. I truly believe this is what is happening. WHEN ARE PEOPLE GOING TO QUIT CALLING THIS RETHUG AND DEMOCRAT RIVALRY???

  139. I wish I was a political genius, certainly the Clintons are closer to it than I am. I did not want her to be SOS, but she would have been viewed exactly like McCain is being view, a person, who everytime he objects, looks like he just has sour grapes if she had stayed in the Senate.

    I really think she is exhibiting her executive talents in a highly visible way, and like I said before, she wants to stay in the party. Do I want her to stay?, I am not sure. Certainly being Gov of NY, would have visiblity.

    I do think that nothing is set in concrete, and she will make decisions as she goes along. Only a biography in the future will tell if they were the right decisions.

  140. Basil9 To finish what I was saying. I get so upset I accidently hit the submit button before I was finished. Look the MONITOR they put on Hillary for heavens sake wrote the book “The New World Order”. How much more evidence do we need to understand what is going on. I believe our Heros/Shero Bill and Hillary are in up to their elbows. I think they are being told what to do and what to say.
    This UN thing according to the OBama file is legal and against our constitution. We have 4 days until the damn thing convenes. What then??
    Even people whom I truly respect on this blog are not sure we are right in our assumption of what is going on, if we can’t convince our folks here on the Pink, who can we then, we are just SUNK!

  141. We really need to think about that maybe she was told she had to take the job, I imagine so she could be watched, which she was.

  142. A little tidbit I found while surfing the net!

    The main obstacle to a stable and just world order is the United States.”—George Soros

    “George Soros is an evil man. He’s anti-God, anti-family, anti-American, and
    anti-good.” —Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson

  143. More on Slaughter:
    Biography: Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter

    Director, Policy Planning Staff (S/P)
    Term of Appointment: 01/23/2009 to present

    On January 23, 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the appointment of Dr. Anne-Marie Slaughter as the new Director of Policy Planning. Dr. Slaughter comes to the Department of State from Princeton University where she served as Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Bert G. Kerstetter ’66 University Professor of Politics and International Affairs. Prior to becoming Dean, she was the J. Sinclair Armstrong Professor of International, Foreign and Comparative Law and the Director of Graduate and International Legal Studies at Harvard Law School. She also taught at Harvard’s Kennedy School and the University of Chicago Law School.

    Dr. Slaughter is a distinguished writer, commentator, and teacher on a wide range of international affairs issues. Her most recent book, The Idea that Is America: Keeping Faith with Our Values in a Dangerous World, was published by Basic Books in 2007. In 2006 she co-authored the final report of the Princeton Project on National Security, “Forging a World of Liberty under Law,” with professor John Ikenberry.
    Dr. Slaughter earned an A.B. from Princeton University, a J.D. from Harvard Law School, and an M.Phil and D.Phil from Oxford University. Her doctoral dissertation examined “Conceptions of the German Question in West German Domestic Politics, 1975-1985.”

  144. I wish everyone that is trying to give Hillary advice about her future should take a deep breath in admiration for this outstanding woman and her brave decision to accept the SoS position.Aspolitical experts and advice givers to this amazing woman we are stipid is as stupid does.Can you really believe that she would quit and feed the fringe media its daily venom and blackout of her daily activities.Obama cannot fire her.She is Presidential in every word she speaks and every decision she makes.He on the other hand is a spitten image of of a 24/7
    lobbyist for unions.big business Insurance giants.Banking and auto companies.Hillary has a better than 70% approval rating around the world
    while he is being exposed as a fraud
    and a threat to our democracy and our freedoms.Bill and Hillary are two of the most astute political figures in the world.If you advise givers have your way it would eliminate her from the next run for the Oval Office.Let up guys and keep on filling our site with
    Hillarry news 24/7.Let Glenn Beck bring him downHe has caused their
    ratings to soar and his popularity is
    showing how O’reilly and Hannity are
    are just paid shills by FOX and their fair and balanced boasting is phoney.

    BY ABM91. Hillary every day is the only solution that will keep her in the
    news and needed

  145. BY ABM91. Hillary every day is the only solution that will keep her in the
    news and needed

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    ABM91, Thank you for unflappable support and regard for SOS Clinton.

  146. Slaughter has worked with Hill for ages. She was her speech writer. I see no reason to be concerned about Slaughter. I don’t think Hill is impressed with BO’s health policy approach at all. I think that’s why she called it “fundamentally conservative”, which I have been arguing it was forever. My 2 cents ANYWAY.

  147. mj Says:

    September 19th, 2009 at 10:28 pm
    Slaughter has worked with Hill for ages. She was her speech writer. I see no reason to be concerned about Slaughter. I don’t think Hill is impressed with BO’s health policy approach at all. I think that’s why she called it “fundamentally conservative”, which I have been arguing it was forever. My 2 cents ANYWAY.

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    MJ, you’re correct. I remember reading a different article that discussed SOS Clinton’s long association with Slaughter. I wish I could remember where I read it, but it was a couple of weeks ago. The proposed health plan is “very, very fundamentally conservative.” Actually, it could have been written by Republicans, but I don’t think even they would have done such a horrible job. The bill was written by the insurance lobby. There isn’t anything liberal about it, at all.

  148. mj, I have seen that, but you realize we are all worried about Hillary and her position in this position in this corrupt administration.

  149. gonzotx Says:

    September 19th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Ya all need to listen to this man. I am hoping there are far more out there like him and they keep coming out. He has the steet cred and for today’s society, the right color to be heard.

    I am going to send this to Lou, Hannity, and Beck

  150. Confloyd, Yeah, but Slaughter had to be her idea. I think she helped Hill write the women’s rights are human rights speech or something.

    Birdgal said: MJ, you’re correct. I remember reading a different article that discussed SOS Clinton’s long association with Slaughter. I wish I could remember where I read it, but it was a couple of weeks ago. The proposed health plan is “very, very fundamentally conservative.” Actually, it could have been written by Republicans, but I don’t think even they would have done such a horrible job. The bill was written by the insurance lobby. There isn’t anything liberal about it, at all.

    Exactly! It’s Romney Care on steroids. And, you should see the so-called liberals writing hit pieces on Medicare for All. That’s the thing. Remember in the primary, aside from most of the AA vote, Hillary held the working class. That’s because she actually cares about the middle/working class. I don’t even know who these so-called liberals are today. They are ok with giving federal aid to the poor as charity and they seem to hate the working/middle class. They never want to empower the poor or do what is right by the working/middle class. It’s like we now have two repub parties, one slightly more charitable that the other. But regular people do not want charity. They want opportunity. Seriously, who are these people? They act like they are giving us a gift with their mandated private insurance. Thanks, but no thanks.

  151. ABM90, you are right, Hannity and O’Reilly and Beck are paid shills. I admire Hillary and I just wonder what her REAL position is in this corrupt administration. I only hope that Beck brings him down ASAP. THe survival of America is at hand and whoever has the testicular fortitude to oppose this Chicago mobster, I say “more power” to him/her.

  152. Tomorrow is the anniversay of the death of my MOM, she was my political Godmother. When she died I decided that our family needed to continue her love of politics. She was the goto person in the family for who we should vote for. She was a Yellowdog democrat. She absolutely abhored Republicans. Her statement was ” a dollar a day and a pick and shovel” was her description of republicans. She was a Union advocate, and she walked the picked line many times for the Communications Workers of America. I say she was a True American. She loved Bill Clinton, and could be seen daily screaming at the TV over the impeachment proceedings in the aftermath of the Lewisky affair.

    She is sorely missed. My delving into politics is directly related to her. She knew many things that would come about in the last 5 years and sometimes I am astonished that she knew what was going to happen, although she never mentioned Obama.

  153. Exactly! It’s Romney Care on steroids. And, you should see the so-called liberals writing hit pieces on Medicare for All. That’s the thing. Remember in the primary, aside from most of the AA vote, Hillary held the working class. That’s because she actually cares about the middle/working class. I don’t even know who these so-called liberals are today. They are ok with giving federal aid to the poor as charity and they seem to hate the working/middle class. They never want to empower the poor or do what is right by the working/middle class. It’s like we now have two repub parties, one slightly more charitable that the other. But regular people do not want charity. They want opportunity. Seriously, who are these people? They act like they are giving us a gift with their mandated private insurance. Thanks, but no thanks.——
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    MJ, the democratic party no longer has the values of FDR. Donna Brazille was correct, the new party is younger, more urban, and all the other things that she said. Both parties are supported by corporate interests and each one is trying to get their slice of the pie. The insurance and pharmaceutical have a lot of money to throw around and the democrats are trying to get the larger slice of the pie. It is a battle of which party gets the most money from key corporations. For the most part, the congress critters are bought and paid for by the special interests. Our country is being run by corporations, which will only get worse with the repeal of campaign finance legislation. BO is trying to sell this piece of s***, there is no other word for it. It seems like the powers that be are trying to damage the middle class, because nothing else makes very much sense. How are people supposed to save for retirement or college or even pay for a mortagage with the shackles of unregulated mandated insurance coverage? It is nuts.

  154. Birdgal, it is sick. I am just shocked by the neoliberals who call themselves democrats and indeed run the Party. It’s exactly what we did not need now but I suppose exactly what Wall Street wanted now.

    Nite all.

  155. mj, What a TRUE statement ” its like we have two republican parties one slightly more charitable than the other”. That is exactly the way it is.

  156. Imo a key factor in Hillary’s choices is, who would she have to unseat? She wouldn’t run against Gillibrand to get her old Senate seat back. (Nor against Obama in 2012, unfortunately.)

    If there’s not a strong Dem governor candidate for NY Gov, she might see a vacancy there.

    As SOS, she didn’t have to unseat anyone.

  157. Here’s another little tidbit of info that would have never past the newscasters desk without reporting it during GWB administration, but seems to be absent during Obama’s administration is that as of last October the Afganistan war was costing us taxpayers 2 billion a month now cost 6.7 billion a month and this is before the addition of new troops. Its funny how this isn’t being discussed in main stream media.

  158. From elsewhere:

    …jay rockefeller introduces public option amendment
    … trying to salvage the mess of compromise and special interest pandering to the so called health insurance companies that the so called health reform bill is becoming…

    h…..w
    dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/9/19/784232/-543-Amendments-and-a-Public-Option-is-One

    at the very least there would be some negotiated discounts for prescription drug prices…

    check this out and if its something you can support CALL and tell your senator…

  159. Barack Is The Master of The Rezko Deal

    Rezko Deal= Big Business wins/America Loses, or-
    Give Me A Politician Who Stays Bought, or-
    Who Needs A Missile Shield Anyway–Putin Can Be Trusted
    ———————————————–
    Obama helps strengthen General Electric-Putin ties
    By: TIMOTHY P. CARNEY
    Examiner Columnist
    09/17/09 2:06 PM EDT

    (AP Photo/Alexei Nikolsky, Pool)
    Reuters reports an interesting nugget in the wake of President Barack Obama’s decision to grant Vladimir Putin his wish and kill the Eastern European missile shield:

    Shortly after the pullback on the shield programme was announced, Russia’s government said Prime Minister Vladimir Putin would meet several U.S. executives on Friday from firms including General Electric, Morgan Stanley as well as TPG, one of the world’s largest private equity firms
    General Electric may be the company with the closest ties to the Obama administration (if not, GE is second only to Goldman Sachs), and here we see the company benefiting from an abrupt foreign policy change made by President Obama. But GE isn’t the only company benefiting. Reuters paints the broader picture:

    “U.S. companies have arguably lost out to some European companies in joint ventures, and better diplomacy will likely improve the chances for investors in the strategic sectors of the Russian economy,” said Carlo Gallo, senior Russia analyst at London-based consultancy Control Risks.
    GE CEO Jeff Immelt sits on Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, and GE owns MSNBC, the network famously friendly to Obama.

  160. Imo a key factor in Hillary’s choices is, who would she have to unseat? She wouldn’t run against Gillibrand to get her old Senate seat back. (Nor against Obama in 2012, unfortunately.)

    If there’s not a strong Dem governor candidate for NY Gov, she might see a vacancy there.

    As SOS, she didn’t have to unseat anyone
    ———————————
    Turndown: I think she should run for governor in 2010 and for president in 2012. However, I seriously doubt that either one of these things will happen.

  161. Could it be that Mr. Obama gave up a missile defense for Poland and Czechoslovakia, so his campaign contributor and big media assassin general electric could do business in Russia? Let us hope there is more to it than that, but this would not be the first time Obama sold out his constituents ( in this case allies) to assist his big business cronies. I wonder how many times he has to hit his progressive supporters over their heads with this stuff before they finally wake up.

    Obama helps strengthen General Electric-Putin ties
    By: TIMOTHY P. CARNEY
    Examiner Columnist
    09/17/09 2:06 PM EDT

    (AP Photo/Alexei Nikolsky, Pool)
    Reuters reports an interesting nugget in the wake of President Barack Obama’s decision to grant Vladimir Putin his wish and kill the Eastern European missile shield:

    Shortly after the pullback on the shield programme was announced, Russia’s government said Prime Minister Vladimir Putin would meet several U.S. executives on Friday from firms including General Electric, Morgan Stanley as well as TPG, one of the world’s largest private equity firms
    General Electric may be the company with the closest ties to the Obama administration (if not, GE is second only to Goldman Sachs), and here we see the company benefiting from an abrupt foreign policy change made by President Obama. But GE isn’t the only company benefiting. Reuters paints the broader picture:

    “U.S. companies have arguably lost out to some European companies in joint ventures, and better diplomacy will likely improve the chances for investors in the strategic sectors of the Russian economy,” said Carlo Gallo, senior Russia analyst at London-based consultancy Control Risks.
    GE CEO Jeff Immelt sits on Obama’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board, and GE owns MSNBC, the network famously friendly to Obama.

  162. woke up with my neck in a twist again. reading the headlines and it seems that our bambi has asked Gov Patterson to DropOut of the Governors race. Now that my friends is shitty. Instead of campaigning for his “friend” and one of his own race, he’s asking him to drop out! This leads me to believe that maybe that meeting with BC the other day was to test out what they might have in mind for Hillary. Maybe Bambi knows that he is going to be one termer and he wants Hillary to get out while she still could make a go at it and getting out of his ineffective cabinet and into a governorship might be the best way for her.

    I don’t know maybe my Ambien is in some kind of mind altering state. I know I have dreamed crazy stuff all night and I could remember them as I was waking up but once I got awake I can’t remember.

  163. Sorry Dot48. It is not the Ambien that is making you dream “crazy stuff all night” – Obama really is in the White House. We wish it were just a nightmare which morning would dispel.

  164. Dot48 is correct, per NY times. Bambi interfering again.

    WASHINGTON — President Obama has sent a request to Gov. David A. Paterson that he withdraw from the New York governor’s race, fearing that Mr. Paterson cannot recover from his dismal political standing, according to two senior administration officials and a New York Democratic operative with direct knowledge of the situation.

    The decision to ask Mr. Paterson to step aside was proposed by political advisers to Mr. Obama, but approved by the president himself, one of the administration officials said.

    “Is there concern about the situation in New York? Absolutely,” the second administration official said Saturday evening. “Has that concern been conveyed to the governor? Yes.”

    The administration officials and the Democratic operative spoke on condition of anonymity because the discussions with the governor were intended to be confidential.

    The president’s request was conveyed to the Mr. Paterson by Representative Gregory W. Meeks, a Queens Democrat, who has developed a strong relationship with the Obama administration, they said.

  165. The Koolaiders finally dunk themselves head first into the drink.

    Obama was “appointed by God”, we are instructed by a man boasting academic credentials. Writing in the Orlando Sentinel, Jeremy Levitt, “associate dean for International Programs and a distinguished professor of international law at Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando,” makes this case at the conclusion of a rambling attack on critics of ObamaCare and the right in general.

    “I would remind the far right what the Apostle Paul wrote, ” … there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.” Hence, Obama is the U.S. president and leader of the Free World because he was appointed by God.”

    Ahuh………….so let me see by that logic, GWB was also appointed by God and this guy is teaching our kids……jeez.

  166. I hope Paterson replies back Publically.

    “The President has requested that I step down and not seek re-election, I will make him a deal, I will if he will”

  167. President Barack Obama is beginning to look out of his depth (Ouch, finally admitting Hillary was right)

    (UK Telegraphs Obama fellatio newspapers falls out of love)

    Admittedly, the presidential to-do list is terrifying. The economy requires his full-time attention. So does health-care reform. And climate change. Indeed, he deserves praise for spending so much time on thankless foreign policy issues. He is tackling all the big problems: restarting Middle East peace talks, defanging Iran and North Korea and a “reset” of relations with Russia. But none of them are working.

    Regimes in Moscow, Pyongyang and Tehran simply pocket his concessions and carry on as before. The picture emerging from the White House is a disturbing one, of timidity, clumsiness and short-term calculation. Some say he is the weakest president since Jimmy Carter.

    The grizzled veterans of the Democratic leadership in Congress have found Mr Obama and his team of bright young advisers a pushover. That has gravely weakened his flagship domestic campaign, for health-care reform, which fails to address the greatest weakness of the American system: its inflated costs. His free trade credentials are increasingly tarnished too. His latest blunder is imposing tariffs on tyre imports from China, in the hope of gaining a little more union support for health care. But at a time when America’s leadership in global economic matters has never been more vital, that is a dreadful move, hugely undermining its ability to stop other countries engaging in a ruinous spiral of protectionism.

    Even good moves are ruined by bad presentation. Changing Mr Bush’s costly and untried missile-defence scheme for something workable was sensible. But offensively casual treatment of east European allies such as Poland made it easy for his critics to portray it as naïve appeasement of the regime in Moscow.

    Mr Obama’s public image rests increasingly heavily on his extraordinary speechifying abilities. His call in Cairo for a new start in relations with the Muslim world was pitch-perfect. So was his speech in Ghana, decrying Africa’s culture of bad government. His appeal to both houses of Congress to support health care was masterly – though the oratory was far more impressive than the mish-mash plan behind it. This morning he is blitzing the airwaves, giving interviews to all America’s main television stations.

    But for what? Mr Obama has tactics a plenty – calm and patient engagement with unpleasant regimes, finding common interests, appealing to shared values – but where is the strategy? What, exactly, did “Change you can believe in” – the hallmark slogan of his campaign – actually mean?

    The President’s domestic critics who accuse him of being the sinister wielder of a socialist master-plan are wide of the mark. The man who has run nothing more demanding than the Harvard Law Review is beginning to look out of his depth in the world’s top job. His credibility is seeping away, and it will require concrete achievements rather than more soaring oratory to recover it.

    Edward Lucas writes for The Economist and is the author of The New Cold War

  168. Morning all: Tough nite every nite.The attacks on our political system and the blackout on Hillary are with me 24/7.but I will not give up the fight to put her in the Oval Office that she earned ad was stolen by the trash bin called The Congress.For a return of this country to sanity and stability means that we must back Hillary and get rid of the Fringe Media that Glenn Beck has renamed.Hail to the Chief.Hail to the The Thief,while we sing “Look For The The Union Label”
    My sense of past history,tells me that Hillary must stay on as SoS and avoid
    being fired by Bo and his media and
    his race card addicts.THey would destroy her in a minute.This country and the world cannot afford to lose her and have Emperor Bones rise to an evil power in the world.

    By ABM91. The Muslim World should also be worried about what could happen to their future with a phoney
    messiah shaping their futures.

  169. Another snag for ACORN: JP Morgan Chase has been challenged to sever its financial support for ACORN.

    As more video tapes are released of ACORN workers discussing illicit financial schemes, the bank has been called out for funding activities in violation of its own polices. Peter Flaherty, president of the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), in a letter addressed to JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, warns that continued support could jeopardize the institution’s credibility.
    “Continued identification with ACORN harms the company’s brand name and reputation, and carries special risks for this company, a recipient of taxpayer TARP funds,” he wrote. “The New York Times has identified you as President Obama’s `favorite banker.’”

    www dot washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/blogs/beltway-confidential/NLPC-callls-on-JP-Morgan-Chase-to-drop-ACORN-59868422.html

  170. ABM,

    I appreciate your unflagging support for HRC but I’m not in agreement she should stay as SOS.

    After reading about BO giving Dave the heave-ho this morning I admit I’m left scratching my head trying to figure out who he wants to replace Paterson as candidate. the I wonder if this is the golden opportunity for HRC – and if it was planned all along – and then I get misgivings about whether this was a preordained deal – i dunno – What is clear is that Paterson’s out of the picture even if he does mount a campaign and it seems like a way for HRC to bow out of SOS with few if any repercussions from the press.
    Of course, I don’t trust a d@mn thing BO concocts but what of this was HRC’s plan all along?
    From the time she left the Senate she knew Paterson was not going to cut it as gov.
    Just speculating, here.
    BTW, Dot, it’s a great dream but you have visions of sugarplums dancing in your head if you think BO wants to HELP HRC! 😉

    ‘Maybe Bambi knows that he is going to be one termer and he wants Hillary to get out while she still could make a go at it and getting out of his ineffective cabinet and into a governorship might be the best way for her

  171. Another kodak moment…

    Abbas to meet Obama, Netanyahu, but won’t negotiate

    Sun Sep 20, 2009

    By Alastair Macdonald

    JERUSALEM, Sept 20 (Reuters) – U.S. President Barack Obama’s summit this week with the Israeli and Palestinian leaders does not signal a full re-launch of peace talks, which remain blocked by profound disagreement, a Palestinian official said on Sunday.

    “The meeting does not mean negotiations,” a spokesman for President Mahmoud Abbas said after the White House announced the first encounter between Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu since the latter took office in March.

    The summit will take place on Tuesday in New York during the U.N. General Assembly, U.S. officials said. They called it a mark of the president’s personal commitment to Middle East peace but played down the prospect of major immediate developments. “These three leaders are going to sit down in the same room and continue to narrow the gaps,” a U.S. official said.

    However, neither side has shown any shift away from the deadlock that was evident on Friday when Obama’s special envoy George Mitchell completed a week shuttling around the region.
    Each blamed the other for a failure to re-launch talks that were suspended in December while Israel and Hamas fought in the Gaza Strip. Many analysts doubt Obama’s ability to end six decades of conflict in his quest to stabilise the Middle East.

    Israel welcomed a meeting “without preconditions”. But Abbas spokesman Nabil Abu Rdainah repeated Palestinian demands, echoed by Washington since Obama took office in January, that Netanyahu should halt settlement expansion before full-blown talks resume.

    On Friday, Netanyahu offered Mitchell a nine-month freeze in settlement building in the West Bank, Israeli officials said, adding that Mitchell was pressing for a one-year freeze. Abbas wants an open-ended halt that also includes East Jerusalem.

    Abu Rdainah also reiterated a demand that Israel commit from the start of negotiations to reaching permanent resolutions of all the core issues of the conflict — including borders, the fate of Palestinian refugees and the status of Jerusalem.

    Netanyahu, who highlights the fact that Abbas’s authority is limited since Islamist Hamas seized Gaza in 2007, has suggested talks focus on interim improvements in security and prosperity.

    HAMAS REJECTION

    Hamas leader, Ismail Haniyeh, addressing worshippers in Gaza on the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr, repeated that Hamas would not recognise any compromise agreement Abbas made with Israel.

    One or two rockets were fired overnight at Israel from Gaza, the Israeli army said. As with most such sporadic fire since last winter’s war in the enclave, there was no report of damage or injury as Israel took a holiday to mark the Jewish New Year. Israel signed up to a U.S.-backed peace plan in 2003, the “road map”. It called for a halt to building in the Jewish settlements that Palestinians say are eating away at the viability of a future state in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

    While Netanyahu has been under the heaviest U.S. pressure on Israel in years, he has insisted settlers should be allowed to continue building as their families grow and rules out any discussion on sharing Jerusalem with the Palestinians.

    Abu Rdainah said: “First, negotiations should focus on the six final status issues without any postponement of any issue. “Second, all settlement must be halted. “This meeting (on Tuesday) does not mean we are restarting negotiations because there is no agreement on these two issues.”

    A senior Netanyahu aide said: “The meeting will be held without preconditions, as the prime minister had always wanted.”

    Mitchell praised Obama for stepping in: “It is another sign of the president’s deep commitment to comprehensive peace.”

    But though Israeli and Palestinian officials have long said they were unlikely to scorn a joint invitation from Obama, both sides are deeply sceptical of his ability to bring peace. “The Americans have failed to convince the Israelis to halt settlement and now they want a photo opportunity,” a Palestinian official said on Sunday. “It’s a victory for Netanyahu.”

    An Israeli official last week cited the rift between Abbas and Hamas and the strength of settlers in Netanyahu’s coalition for not expecting the mutual concessions needed to make peace. “With all due respect to Obama, this is not realistic,” he said. “Everyone wants a process … but nobody actually wants peace — because peace, you have to pay for.”

    reuters.com/article/latestCrisis/idUSLK553797

  172. Moononpluto – Thank God for the UK. I am seeing more people reading out of the country to get fair and balanced. I don’t know how those online site are financed, but if it is by number of hits, I assume that their repayment for from advertisers goes up. They really laided it on the line. I still don’t understand why at this point, people are mezmerized by words, when you have the job, and the actions are not working out.

    basil9 – unforntnately I do not see O being that unselfish.

  173. This makes me feel a little bit better about Israel’s chances

    ———————

    Israel Finds Strength in Its Missile Defenses
    Advanced System Could Alter Strategic Decisions in Region

    By Howard Schneider
    Washington Post Foreign Service
    Saturday, September 19, 2009

    washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/18/AR2009091801787.html

  174. My favorite John Edwards line from today’s NYT story…

    “In the proposal, which The New York Times examined, Mr. Young says that he assisted the affair by setting up private meetings between Mr. Edwards and Ms. Hunter. He wrote that

    Mr. Edwards once calmed an anxious Ms. Hunter by promising her that after his wife died, he would marry her in a rooftop ceremony in New York with an appearance by the Dave Matthews Band.”

    He cost us Iowa and the election. There isn’t a circle of hell low enough for this P.O.S. who was much too close to being POTUS…

  175. It wasn’t enough to offer to jump over his dying wife’s fresh corpse, for a “rooftop ” wedding in NYC, he had to throw in the Dave Matthews Band as a sweetener…Who knew about this clown and his situation and when did they know it? His candidacy had a HUGE impact on the nomination. Will we ever know what really happened? Look for this to be swept under the proverbial rug…:(

  176. I have no sympathy for Hunter or Edwards. They both understood completely what they were doing. As for his wife, the one time I met her, she seemed like a real person. What I could not understand was her treatment of HRC.

  177. You cannot make chicken salad out of chicken shit. This meeting is on terms that Bibi wanted–remember a few days back bambi was pushing for this meeting and Bibi was saying that he say no point in a meeting but was only interested in a process that ensured Israel’s security and future were protected. I interpret Mitchell’s comments to mean he is getting nowhere in the negotiation. Typically, it is not a sign of hope, but they will try deperately to portray it as something it is not. You cannot turn chicken shit into chicken salad. When people look at Obama they see a Muslim sympathizer and a proven liar, so it is hard to believe that Bibi will be led down the primrose path to the destruction of Israel on the Jokers say so. As far as the people in this country are concerned much of this is beyond irrelevant. Those who are paying attention are seeing how little he has done for them, other than tank their retiremnt and fail to produce the jobs he promised. The bottom line is the electorate doesn’t give a damn about this high wire act. Rather, their priority is on their own lives and he has failed to solve their problems.

  178. Cuomo will…Hillary SHOULD
    —————————-
    This is what I have been pushing for for some time, but as noted above I see nothing in her comments or positioning that gives me any confidence this will happen. The trap here is that our foreign policy problems will continue to roil so whenever she does leave, if she does, someone is bound to say she is leaving because she cannot handle whatever the problem is and then big media will jump in and trash her legacy. Their motives are hardly in doubt: enrich themselves, undermine the country and destroy anyone who is not in lock step with the jackass in the white house. We have seen enough reruns of that movie to convince us that that is just about all they ever do anymore.

  179. It is nice to know however that with maybe 2 out of 10 Americans out of work, Obama is helping his contributors open new markets with Russia and sacrificing our future for theirs and our allies in the process. There was real concern about this over at No Quarter last night.

  180. I think that Hillary leaving the SOS position, diplomatic achievements or not, will not matter to the media. They will still put forth the message that the little woman couldn’t handle the pressure, add it to another failure…that of healthcare during Bill’s administration.

    It won’t be a pretty picture.

  181. NMF,

    That is Dot’s theory, not mine. :LOL:

    (Of course she did make a disclaimer that her post was written under the influence of ambien)

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