Les Jeux Sont Faits: Barack Obama, 10.2% Unemployed, 17.5% Broken

The swank parties do not end. Every week, party after party after party, with dancing, in what is supposed to be the People’s House. The people are suffering but the dancing in the great house tumults, careens forth, and spins.

The fountains get dyed green, the lights turn the great house into a great pumpkin and tents sprout like mushrooms – as the grandees dance with their bailed out buddies just like in the viceregal Chicago Rezko days of old with its Capone cigars and mahogany fireplaces.

A few shouts from the suffering were heard, and dismissed this past Tuesday, but the arrogant one with his stapled eyebrow wife with her gardening pretenses dismiss the shouts along with velvet courtiers who interpret the shouts to be celestial choirs from slack-jawed crowds.

It’s happened before. Les Jeux Sont Faits.

* * * * *

Never will so many be forced by the most powerful to purchase so little for so much.

The corruption vote on health care is another transfer of wealth to more soon to be bailed out buddies. Desperately needed Universal Health Care is now a bait and switch consumer fraud only a Chicago grifter could conceive. The government via its revenue enforcers will collect the tax for the soon to be bailed out, with the full power of its internal revenue agency and the people will be forced to purchase the expensive valueless for what they cannot afford.

As the massive transfer of wealth in deals cobbled in secrecy in that cruel month of February, are prepared, the people and their needs are ignored.

As the unemployment rate surged to 10.2 percent in October, reaching double digits for the first time in 26 years, it suddenly seemed possible that the nation might yet confront the worst joblessness since the Great Depression.

In the six decades since the government began compiling such data, the highest level of unemployment came at the end of 1982, when it hit 10.8 percent. [snip]

“The guy on the street is going to ask, ‘What recovery?’ ” said Stuart Hoffman, chief economist at the PNC Financial Services Group in Pittsburgh. “The job market is still in reverse.”

The sharp rise in unemployment — which climbed from 9.8 percent in September, as the nation lost another 190,000 net jobs — intensified pressure on the Obama administration to show results from the $787 billion package of spending measures unleashed early this year to spur the economy.

Ah yes, the spending, the bailouts, the massive transfer of wealth from the innocents and the gullible to the rapacious and culpable. The trillions in election year slush funds. The dancing continues in the great halls.

Two-hundred-and-thirty-seven members of Congress are millionaires. That’s 44 percent of the body – compared to about 1 percent of Americans overall. [snip]

All told, at least seven lawmakers have net worths greater than $100 million, according to the Center’s 2008 figures.

The great bamboozlement, Robin Hood in reverse, the coffers of the poor and broken looted to pay for the dances in the great halls, for the violin players, for the tambourine princesses:

In all, more than one out of every six workers — 17.5 percent — were unemployed or underemployed in October. The previous recorded high was 17.1 percent, in December 1982.

This includes the officially unemployed, who have looked for work in the last four weeks. It also includes discouraged workers, who have looked in the past year, as well as millions of part-time workers who want to be working full time.

The American people are being ignored, fleeced, muddied, and trampled.

For all that’s transpired since his election as president, public opinion has not moved on the big issue, the current economy. The question a year later is how long Obama’s got until it goes up, or he goes down – possibly with his party in tow.

The danger was evident in Tuesday’s off-year voting, in which the incumbent Democratic Party lost the New Jersey and Virginia governorships, with 89 and 85 percent of voters, respectively, worried about the economy in the year ahead. Majorities were “very” worried – and they voted Republican by wide margins, 61-34 percent in New Jersey, 77-23 percent in Virginia. [snip]

Another concern for Obama’s forces looking ahead to 2010 is the durability of the coalition he assembled in 2008. New Jersey and Virginia this week saw turnout among adults under age 30 drop by roughly 50 percent from a year ago, when Obama won them by record-shattering margins. And in Virginia, young voters who did turn out went to the Republican, McDonnell, by a 10-point margin. Naturally there’s more on Obama’s plate. War is another great threat to presidential popularity, and while Americans haven’t turned broadly against the war in Afghanistan they’re clearly conflicted about it, with support for containing al Qaeda and the Taliban but also concern about the costs and challenges of the war, and a sense the administration lacks a clear plan to handle it.

The people spoke on Tuesday and this Saturday the arrogant ones continue to airily dismiss the warning.

Of all the numbers swirling around this week Capitol Hill this week – health care whip counts, CBO estimates, winning and losing margins in Virginia, New York and New Jersey – one stands out from the rest: 10.2 percent.

That’s the national unemployment rate. And lawmakers from both parties know that, if it doesn’t go down dramatically before next November, they could be adding to it themselves.

“I think anytime unemployment is high and people are concerned about their jobs, the economy, incumbents on both sides of the aisle need to be concerned,” Republican Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker said Friday. “What people care most about is food, clothing and shelter. Period. …. When food, clothing and shelter are sort of impacted, their base lives are impacted, it definitely sours the public as it should. Usually the party in power takes the brunt of that, but it affects all incumbents.”

With control of the White House and Congress, Democrats have the most to lose if jobless numbers remain high. But like Corker, Democrats insist that incumbents in both parties will feel the pain.

The arrogant ones will not listen, refuse to listen:

With independent voters favoring GOP candidates in New Jersey and Virginia, many in Congress wonder whether they’ll lose electoral support themselves if they stick with Obama on controversial issues.

Even before voters went to the polls this week, moderate congressional Democrats were anxious. Would the swing voters who coalesced around Barack Obama almost exactly one year ago stay with the Democrats or defect to the Republicans?

The answer came Tuesday night as Republican gubernatorial candidates swept to power in New Jersey and Virginia, with the help of large packs of self-described independents.

Exit polls circulating on the House floor Wednesday were even more unnerving to Democrats. The Republican candidates, the polls indicated, had received the votes of two-thirds of independent voters.

Now, as the entire House of Representatives and a third of the Senate prepare for next year’s midterm elections, some moderate Democrats are wondering whether they can afford to follow President Obama’s ambitious legislative agenda on such controversial issues as healthcare and climate change. One said the results were a “wake-up call.”

Today the arrogant ones cross the Rubicon. Passage of the health care bill will hurt the people. This is not reform, it is looting.

Today the arrogant ones cross the Rubicon. Passage of the hurtful, harmful bill will destroy the arrogant ones more than passing it by will.

Today the arrogant ones cross the Rubicon.

Alea iacta est.


101 thoughts on “Les Jeux Sont Faits: Barack Obama, 10.2% Unemployed, 17.5% Broken

  1. Regarding today’s vote in the House: We wonder what would happen if the Republicans decided not to provide sufficient votes to pass the abortion funds ban. Would the pro-life contingent then not vote for final passage?

  2. Bring on the guillotines; I’ll get out my knitting … after I help haul the tumbrels down to DC. I’m tired of discussion, tired of rant. I want action – even if it’s bloody. Because they’re leaving us no other choice.

    Allons enfants de la Patrie,
    Le jour de gloire est arrive !
    Contre nous de la tyrannie,
    L’etendard sanglant est leve ! (bis)
    Entendez-vous dans les campagnes
    Mugir ces feroces soldats ?
    Ils viennent jusque dans nos bras
    Egorger nos fils et nos compagnes !


    Aux armes, citoyens !
    Formez vos bataillons !
    Marchons ! marchons !
    Qu’un sang impur
    Abreuve nos sillons !


  3. lil ole grape, AGREED! All this ranting and raving is nothing more than great theatre, they’ve already agreed to screw the middle class way before now, so I say sign the thing, then we will tell them how WE feel about it in 2010. When no incumbents from either party will be re-elected. I think its only fitting that this time they are on the unemployment lines.

  4. All around us, everyday, everywhere I go people are talking about how revolted they are by the behavior of our elected and selected in DC – I have never met so many angry people in all my life! Not only angry, but frightened. This past week alone, it was salespersons at Sears, the waiting room visitors to the chiropractor, the hospital, the post office, the supermarket, and the local computer tech service, not to mention the hardware store, the lumber yard and the veterinarian’s office and a dinner party which turned into an overheated political rant while the food got cold and the wine got spilled.

    And all I can say is, but dammit, what are you DOING about it?! Mon dieu, where are our leaders? Do we have to suffer another whole year before we can make ourselves heard? How many phoney elections must we endure? When do we take our lives into our own hands and out of the control of the greedy leeches who think they own us? Where do we take this anger, this resentment? How much longer before we are desperate enough, righteous enough and organized well enough to re-establish government of by and for the people? Do we wait till we are so poor and disregarded we have nothing to lose by spitting our bitterness through the barrel of our guns, hunting down every lying politician, bombing their homes, their cars, making them afraid to walk the streets?

    I remember the Great Depression. I remember the talk of revolution. I remember my mother looking grimly at my father, saying, “If it comes to that, to revolution, would you join them? Would you use a gun?” And grimly, he answered, “Yes.”
    But then, FDR put people to work — CCC, WPA, Tennessee Valley, etc – began regulating the banks, monopolies, etc, offered us social security. He sent Eleanor out to talk to the poor — even go down in the mines – to see how the people were living. And Eleanor cared, really cared. So everyone forgot all the talk of burning Washington after that. But I remember. And the voices of people I hear today seem déjà vu to me.

    But, on the other hand, the Americans of today are not the Americans of those days. Today, they are mostly soft-living cowards who would rather scramble for the trinkets they think they cannot live without, than stand on their own Emersonian self-reliance to continue the everlasting active vigilance required to be free and truly prosperous. Their prime values are fame and money, which they believe are the keys to happiness and self-fulfillment. Even the doped up hippies had more sense than that!

  5. Lil Ole Grape, Bravo!! That was so well said, it is what is in my gut but could not communicate it well. Thanks for putting it black and white/pink! They are sending Hillary to talk to the countries, when we need her here to talk to the unemployed, the homeless and the disenchanted. I saw a youtube video last night where Zbig, says there is an awakening of the people that threatens the plans they have. It needs to be threaten, this once great country has been picked cleaned by those vipers.

  6. You’re doing YOUR bit, Connie! I follow everything you write. I know where your heart is and I value you and all your research. I’m sure there are many many others who value you, too.

    But oh, where would we go if there were no hillaryis44, what would we do without ADMIN

  7. I know I value this blog, its a haven in a terrible storm. I am greatful for Admin, it would be much harder to bare without this blog, Admin and all my wonderful friends that are here on the 44.

  8. Squat should be ashamed except he has no idea what that word means.

    ‘George W. Bush Visits Fort Hood, Wounded Soldiers
    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) ― Former President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, visited wounded soldiers and their families near the site of the worst mass shooting on an Army post in the United States.’

  9. By Kristina Peterson

    WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)–U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton predicted Friday that the House of Representatives will pass a comprehensive health care bill this weekend.

    “I think we’re going to win a major part of that fight,” said Clinton, who led a failed attempt to overhaul health care in the early 1990s. “I can’t tell you how excited I am that for the first time in history the House is poised to pass comprehensive health-care reform.”

    The House is expected to vote Saturday or Sunday on a health-care bill.

    Clinton spoke Friday at a conference hosted by NoLimits.org, a non-profit, nonpartisan group founded by Clinton supporter Ann Lewis earlier this year after the primary presidential campaign ended.

    Clinton said she is focusing on improving the rights of women and children and reducing the levels of malnourishment and hunger around the world.

    She leaves Saturday for Berlin, where she will represent the U.S. to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

    “That event 20 years ago was the end of an era and as dangerous as the times were, it was easier to explain,” Clinton said. “It was us versus them.”

    Foreign diplomacy now requires more complex judgments, she said.

    Clinton will also travel to Singapore, China and the Philippines next week.

    – By Kristina Peterson, Dow Jones Newswires; 202-862-6619; kristina.peterson@dowjones.com

  10. Texas Army Killer Linked to 911 Terrorists.

    And, no, it’s not being reported in the US, natch. it’s at the UK Telegraph.

    Hasan, the sole suspect in the massacre of 13 fellow US soldiers in Texas, attended the controversial Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Great Falls, Virginia, in 2001 at the same time as two of the September 11 terrorists, The Sunday Telegraph has learned. His mother’s funeral was held there in May that year.

    The preacher at the time was Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born Yemeni scholar who was banned from addressing a meeting in London by video link in August because he is accused of supporting attacks on British troops and backing terrorist organisations.

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    Hasan’s eyes “lit up” when he mentioned his deep respect for al-Awlaki’s teachings, according to a fellow Muslim officer at the Fort Hood base in Texas, the scene of Thursday’s horrific shooting spree.

    As investigators look at Hasan’s motives and mindset, his attendance at the mosque could be an important piece of the jigsaw. Al-Awlaki moved to Dar al-Hijrah as imam in January, 2001, from the west coast, and three months later the September 11 hijackers Nawaf al-Hamzi and Hani Hanjour began attending his services. A third hijacker attended his services in California.

    Hasan was praying at Dar al-Hijrah at about the same time, and the FBI will now want to investigate whether he met the two terrorists.

  11. admin
    November 7th, 2009 at 3:22 pm
    Joe Klein is scum.
    Joe Klein and mika are both magots. Her rolling of the eyes is just so disrespectful but then again she isn’t exactly the lightest bulb in the pack.

    Hillary has her enemies in the White House, of this there is no doubt. But I bet not one of those maggots are as loyal and brilliant as she is.

  12. And the zillions of mistakes the fake messiah has made that have brought America to bankruptcy with umemployment numbers up the wazoo continue to ignored by the media amateurs.

    And what is with the times picture of Hillary?

    Shame on them and their trash magazine.

  13. And finally,

    She has made rogue statements? Given bambi’s “lets give all the terrorist regimes anything and everything they want” apologist policies, it is amazing that with all the bandaids Hillary has to put out there that she doesn’t just slap him silly.

  14. Bloodless President Barack Obama makes Americans wistful for George W Bush

    Barack Obama’s reaction to bad news is to play it so cool that Americans yearn for a bit more drama – and some even for his predecessor, writes Toby Harnden in Washington.

    During the election campaign, Barack Obama’s cool detachment was a winning quality, the “No Drama Obama” a welcome contrast with the “Mr Angry” John McCain, never mind the hot-headed “I’m the decider” President George W Bush.

    A year into his presidency, however, Mr Obama seems a curiously bloodless president. If he experiences passion, he seldom shows it. It is often anyone’s guess as to whether an event or issue truly moves him.

    He has spent more than two months considering a troop increase but do we know how he really feels about the Afghan war?

    In a sign that the Obama honeymoon truly is over, I began to hear this week the first stirrings of a wistfulness about Mr Bush. “I never thought I’d hear myself say it,” one Democrat told me. “But Obama makes you feel that at least with Bush you knew where he was on something.”

    When Mr Bush’s Republicans were defeated in the 2006 mid-term elections, it was the President himself who stepped up and declared that his party had received “a thumpin'”. The Democratic defeats on Tuesday were not on anything like the same scale but Mr Obama acted as if nothing at all had happened.

    Mr Obama had campaigned for Jon Corzine, New Jersey’s Democratic governor, five times, twice just last Sunday. But when Mr Corzine lost by four points in a state Mr Obama won by 15 last year – a 19-point swing to Republicans – White House aides just shrugged.

    In Virginia, which Mr Obama won by six points last year, prompting Democrats to declare an historic political realignment in the state, the Democratic candidate went down by 17 points in the biggest landslide since 1961 – a 23-point swing to the Grand Old Party.

    It took Senator Mark Warner of Virginia to admit that his party “got walloped”. For three days, Mr Obama maintained a studied silence about the results while his aides blamed them on local factors that had nothing to do with the President. And to think that it was Mr Bush who was always accused of being “in denial”.

    More serious perhaps was Mr Obama’s strange disconnectedness over the Fort Hood massacre of 13 soldiers by an Army major and devout Muslim who opposed the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, had praised suicide bombing and shouted “Allahu Akbar” as he opened fire.

    Maybe Mr Obama had been reading the American press, much of which somehow contrived to present the atrocity as a result of combat stress due to soldiers going on repeated war deployments (though Major Nadal Hasan had not been on any) and therefore, no doubt, Mr Bush’s fault.

    When the television networks cut to the President, viewers listened to him spend more than two surreal minutes talking to a gathering of Native Americans about their “extraordinary” and “extremely productive” conference, pausing to give a cheery “shout out” to a man named Dr Joe Medicine Crow. Only then did he briefly and mechanically address what had happened in Texas.

    On Friday, when most of the basic facts were available, Mr Obama tried again. It was scarcely any better. He began by offering “an update on the tragedy that took place” – as if it was an earthquake and not a terrorist attack from an enemy within – and ended with a promise for more “updates in the coming days and weeks”.

    Completely missing was the eloquence that Mr Obama employs when talking about himself. Absent too was any sense that the President empathised with the families and comrades of those murdered.

    It was a reminder that for the past 16 years Americans have had two Presidents who would often extemporise and express emotion. President Bill Clinton could certainly “feel your pain” while Mr Bush sometimes struggled to hold back tears. Mr Obama is more like President George Bush Snr, who famously communicated his concern for people by blurting out: “Message – I care.”

    The White House argues that Mr Obama was not on the ballot last week and there is therefore no need to fret. The problem with this complacency is that voters were angry about the state of the economy, which Mr Obama can’t keep blaming on his predecessor. With unemployment now above 10 per cent, Mr Obama needs to show Americans that he can relate to what they’re going through, and take responsibility.

    It could do him good to show he has a bit of fire in his belly. Perhaps he might make a decision or two based on gut instinct and deep conviction. In other words, maybe he should try being a bit more like Mr Bush.


  15. Soros owns Times Magazine according to what the post yesterday, Obama’s Godfather. Its fitting that he is trashing her, he has a problem with women just like the puppet does.

    Wow, Basil9, what a good find on that Ft. Hood shooter.

  16. Admin, I did notice that they used the term “going rogue”, I guess they are trying to tie her to Palin in a ugly sort of way.
    I like Joe, but that Mika, she is the daughter of that demon Zbig. Daughter of Dracula.

  17. “I think we’re going to win a major part of that fight,” said Clinton, who led a failed attempt to overhaul health care in the early 1990s. “I can’t tell you how excited I am that for the first time in history the House is poised to pass comprehensive health-care reform

    But she isn’t saying she likes the plan, agrees with the plan, or that it’s what she thinks is best. Hasn’t she been really silent about the whole debate overall?

  18. As a matter of fact, die that hair of Zbig’s and he would be the epitome of Count Dracula. Those eyebrows are hideous. He and Soros make a scary pair, Halloween is probably their favorite day!!

  19. American Gal, Yes she has been silent on Healthcare and the economy. Kinda makes you wonder why, doesn’t it??

  20. Here’s the link to the entire article;

    US BM should be arrested for treason for covering up the truth and rebranding this POS as a Pre-PTSD victim.

    www dot telegraph dot co dot uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/6521758/Fort-Hood-shooting-Texas-army-killer-linked-to-September-11-terrorists

  21. I do not want the piece of SH!T HCR bill passed.
    I’ve given up listening to C-Span – it makes me too jumpy.

    Anyone else following it?

  22. basil,

    He is shoving this down their throats because of what happened last Tuesday. He desperately needs a positive spin and doesn’t care if it is the American people he throws under the train to get it.

  23. Basil9, I quit watching anything on healthcare a while back because its all just noise to cover the other stuff they are doing. Its all been agreed on long before this embicile was selected.

    How can you have pre-ptsd?? I thought that was called anxiety. I imagine all soldiers have that, but they don’t go out and shoot fellow soldiers. Those people are called Terrorists. Stupid media, always placating the muslims.

  24. I just love it that GWB has already went to see the soldiers at Ft Hood, and the pretenders is still trying to figure out how to sound concerned about them. LOL!!

  25. confloyd
    November 7th, 2009 at 5:48 pm
    I just love it that GWB has already went to see the soldiers at Ft Hood, and the pretenders is still trying to figure out how to sound concerned about them. LOL!!
    His telepromter is probably broken.
    Someone is teaching him how to show some emotion.
    The man has no HEART

  26. Shame on fox again Unfair and unbalanced.They were covering the uss new york dedication and the cut it out in order to see our elected maggots behind a closed door.At 6bm on fox the covered the USS New york story without a mention or shot of Hillary.The nut job commenting said a navy officer would be dedicating the ship.Fox people are fungus trying to pass themselves off as mushrooms.I read every word she says inher dipnotes and I see a strong wise loyal moderate democrat and she is campaigning while doing her job and an a historic one at that.Go girl.Big Pink is at your back.

  27. And then we had Hillary in New York today speaking to the families of 9 11 victims, at the USS New York dedication, with her heart on her sleeve.

  28. Looking back at that great video about the 3am call,I believe that mr O like in hoops would call his godfather georgie boy soros first and wait for his orders.A very
    frightening thought.

    By ABM90 Can’t wait to see her welcome in Berlin.

  29. I KNOW there’s no such thing as Pre-PTSD!

    But BM doesn’t know it! It’s the new get-out-of-jail- with- your- 72- virgins card for Hasan.

    It’s all over the blogs, cablenews. unfrigginblelievable. Squat has invented a new medical condition to cover his scrawny A$$ Bet that’s what the talking point was during his media nosh on Friday. Bet he and his media pals did a good ole fashioned brainstorming about how to delicately refer to Hasan’s inconvenient terrorism moment. B@STARDS!

  30. Well, answering myself, again,
    According to politico;

    At this moment, Democratic sources say their internal head counts have them breaking through the 218 mark this afternoon. Whether that will mean that more Democrats will come on board, or that Pelosi is going to cut other members lose, is still unclear. But Dems are confident they have won.

  31. USS New York comes to life; ship born of 7.5 tons of World Trade Center steel

    BY Stephanie Gaskell
    Saturday, November 7th 2009

    The New York came to life Saturday, becoming the Navy’s newest warship – and a proud symbol of fortitude. The $1 billion amphibious transport dock carries 7.5 tons of steel from the World Trade Center in her bow stem.

    “The New York will be a visible testament to our resilience,” said Navy Secretary Ray Mabus as the first watch was set and hundreds of sailors and Marines ran onto the decks of the ship, a tradition signaling the official commissioning of the vessel.

    Cmdr. Curt Jones, a native New Yorker, took command during an emotional ceremony at the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum attended by more than 6,000 people, including Secretary of State Clinton, Gov. Paterson and Mayor Bloomberg.

    “There is a lot of emotion that is associated with this ship for all of us,” Jones said. “The steel that is in the bow of the ship, that motivates us literally every day in what we do.”

    The ship, which has a crew of about 360 sailors, will be docked at Pier 88 until Thursday, when it heads to its home port at Norfolk Naval Station in Virginia. “This ship has been the product of a lot of hard work,” Paterson said. “It is not just named the New York – it IS New York.”

    Clinton said the New York will help the nation heal, more than eight years after the World Trade Center attack.

    “In that steel, burned but unbroken, lives the spirit we saw on 9-11,” she said. “Sometimes our pain can lead us to purpose.”

    Mike Petters is the president of Northrop Grumman, which built the ship in Avondale, La. “We needed this ship,” Petters said. “New York needed this ship. And America needed this ship.”

    For Carl Scheetz, a firefighter with Rescue 1 in Hell’s Kitchen, the ship is a reminder of the city’s strength. “To me it’s a show of resiliency to the whole tragedy that happened,” he said. “The crew members are great. I met a Marine and went to say ‘Thank you’ to him. He said, ‘No, sir, thank you very much.’ “We have a lot in common,” Scheetz said.


  32. African-Americans slam Obama in White House protest

    WASHINGTON — Decrying Barack Obama as “white power in black face,” hundreds of African-Americans marched on the White House Saturday to protest policies of the first black US president, and demand that he bring US troops home.

    More than 200 people gathered for the first public demonstration by African Americans against the Obama administration since his historic inauguration in January, and slammed the president for continuing what they described as Washington’s “imperialist” agenda around the world.

    “We recognize that Barack Hussein Obama is white power in black face,” civil rights activist Omali Yeshitela, chairman of the Black is Back coalition which arranged the protest, called into a megaphone as the group marched outside the mansion’s gates.

    “He is a tool of our imperialist enemies and we demand our freedom. And we demand that Obama withdraw all the troops from Afghanistan right now.”

    Protesters also called for Obama to order troops out of Iraq and to scrap Africom, the controversial year-old United States Africa Command, and demanded “hands off” Venezuela and ends to the Cuba embargo and the Zimbabwe blockade.

    Several demonstrators held up placards bearing messages such as “US out of Afghanistan” and “Stop US war against Iraq.”

    Charles Baron, a New York city councilman and former member of the Black Panthers, a Black Power movement in the mid-1960s and 1970s, attacked the president for turning a cold shoulder to the plight of African-Americans. “We’re not satisfied with him, and… this hope and change rap has not been a reality for black people,” Baron told AFP during the demonstration.

    “We are glad that Barack Obama broke up the white male monopoly on the White House, but we were not looking for a change in the occupant of the White House from white to black, we were looking for change in foreign policies and domestic policies,” he added.
    “To have a black person exploiting me just like a white person, that’s no easier pain.”

    The group also was calling for the release of former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal, who was convicted in 1982 of killing a white police officer and sentenced to death. The US Supreme Court upheld Abu-Jamal’s conviction in April and rejected his bid for a new trial.

    Black Americans voted overwhelmingly for Democrat Obama in last year’s election, when he defeated Republican Senator John McCain.

    About 13 percent of US citizens are African-Americans.


  33. And so the blackmail of Israel and the twisted games/temper tantrums of abbas continues…anything so Israel gives up everything and the Arabs give up nothing.

    Nov 8, 2009

    Abbas threatens to dismantle PA, declare peace process failed


    Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is considering dissolving the PA and declaring the failure of the peace process with Israel, PA officials in Ramallah said over the weekend.

    Abbas was now waiting to see if the US and other parties would exert enough pressure on Israel to stop settlement construction and recognize the two-state solution before he makes any decision, the officials said. In his televised speech on Thursday, in which he announced that he has “no desire” to run in the upcoming presidential election, Abbas said that he would also consider taking “other measures” in the future, but did not elaborate.

    He was “threatening” to dissolve the PA in protest against Washington’s failure to support his demand for a complete freeze of settlement construction as a precondition for the resumption of peace negotiations with Israel, the officials said.


  34. AmericanGal
    November 7th, 2009 at 5:10 pm
    “I think we’re going to win a major part of that fight,” said Clinton, who led a failed attempt to overhaul health care in the early 1990s. “I can’t tell you how excited I am that for the first time in history the House is poised to pass comprehensive health-care reform

    But she isn’t saying she likes the plan, agrees with the plan, or that it’s what she thinks is best. Hasn’t she been really silent about the whole debate overall?

    Sorry, she sounds pleased and says as much. Disappointed myself.

    And the maggots that pass this horrible bill will rue the day they did. Hope the Senate has more sense

  35. JanH
    November 7th, 2009 at 7:02 pm
    African-Americans slam Obama in White House protest


    Balck Muslims no doubt

  36. Women are the real losers with this so-called health insurance reform. Where are the women’s organizations in all of this?

  37. birdgal
    November 7th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Same place they were doing the nomibation, handing out bl*w jobs and ha*d jobs to the “one”

    sorry for being so graphic… but I am so upset with them. Not so happy with Hillay’s remark either.

    Glad to see Bush and Laura @ Fort Hood, the fraud will be on a little Camp david break.

  38. JanH, Sounds like they like socialism, hmm, hmm, thats what the black muslims want. Thats why they voted for Obama.

  39. If all these people are so disgusted with the United States, why don’t they go back to their own country?? I am tired of the bitching!

    ABM90, So they cut the programming of Hillary dedicating the New York for the pic of the locked door?? They have gone off their rocker!

  40. I confess I am getting very depressed.

    When we’re going to be screwed out of even more money we don’t have, face longer waiting times at doctor’s offices and are being treated like non-entities while terrorists are protected and promoted, well, I just don’t know anymore.
    WTF is really going on? Why no mention of any of the multiple terrorist acts on this soil within the past few months> Why the BM blackout on Hasan? Why the sudden let’s all jump on the Squat HCR bandwagon and why is HRC praising it.

    I am scared.

  41. Obama doesn’t even know the difference in medals given to soldiers even when he awards them.

    Joe Medicine Crow was not a medal of honor recipient, he was a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, which the fraud awarded him.

    And they talk about Hillary’s gafs in Israel, OMG, this was much worse especially on a day like that.

  42. Apparently there is a gubnatorial candidate that is writing a letter to Obama to request he show his BC. Well most people still believe he was born in Kenya and would make him a British subject. What I am getting at, after December, it won’t make any difference as we will be part of the EU and not America anymore. This is so we can retain power again China,Russia, Iran and North Korea. We apparently are so broke we aren’t even the world’s only superpower so we will have to join the EU in order to maintain that.

  43. They’re only trying to get health care through the house. It’s all for some positive spin for the idiot.

    Once it gets to the senate, it will stall. The final bill with be a mangled one and probably won’t even get passed until next year if it even does get passed.

    In other words, pelosi, reid, dimbama just want another photo shoot for their scrapbooks.

  44. From Ace

    All but over according to Walter Russell Mead….big sigh….Jim Cooper is a piece of trash and Tennessee will vote is worthless ass out of office, guaranteed.

    Henry A. Kissinger senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy, CFR :
    The health care bill took two giant steps forward today, at least on its route through the House. Jim Cooper, a wily Blue Dog Democrat from Tennessee and one of the smartest people in Congress, announced he will support the bill in the House, though he’s not yet committed on whatever bill will emerge from a House-Senate conference down the road. And the Roman Catholic bishops of the United States have indicated that they support abortion language that the House leadership will allow in an amendment.

    Both endorsements matter. Cooper (an old friend, I admit to head off any conflict-of-interest charges) lost his Congressional seat over Hillarycare back in the nineties. Nobody has studied the politics and policy of health care like Jim; if the bill can get his support, however limited, it’s a sign that it’s been shaped in ways that conservative Dems can accept.

    As for the deal with the bishops, that is even bigger news. Democrats need Catholic votes to hold the White House and Congress. In the past, arrogant progressives have been unwilling to meet the church half way and the result was electoral disaster. (In 2004, John Kerry was the first Roman Catholic presidential candidate who failed to get a majority of the Catholic vote.) The compromise on abortion, however unwelcome to some progressive Democrats, is a recognition of political realities that indicates a new realism on the part of the House leadership.

    It’s too early to predict the final fate of health care reform in this Congress. Polls continue to show declining support for reform nationwide, and the election results will not soon be forgotten. But as of today, the Democratic leadership seems to be working from a winning playbook.

  45. Jan, the leadership doesn’t even care what is in this POS bill. They just want a historic win for themselves and for BO. No political courage at all, when it comes to doing something good for the citizens of this country. I will vote against any politician, congressman or senator who votes for this fiasco. It is a total bailout of the insurance and pharmaceutical companies.

  46. From a posting on The Confluence:

    “The Stupak amendment is worse than I thought. It will cover almost everyone. Wow.

    His amendment, Stupak noted, is in fact more restrictive than the language he had previously agreed to include in the bill. The pro-choice crowd, demanding the right to vote their consciences, Stupak said, overplayed their hand and look to be handing him a bigger victory. Stupak’s amendment is extremely restrictive — any individual or any business that gets any subsidy or tax credit — which will be most people in the country — will not be able to purchase a health care plan that covers abortion, even with their own money. They can, however, buy supplemental coverage from a separate plan. Stupak’s amendment would represent the most significant rollback of reproductive rights in decades.”

  47. Just read this comment. Confloyd has already mentioned it. But it just amazes me how really “stupid” BO is without his teleprompter.

    “Obama, often described as “cerebral” by the mainstream media, should know the difference between the Medal of Honor nad the Medal of Freedom, especially since he personally awarded the latter to Crow.”

    This is something Gibbs is really going to have to spin to blame on Bush Jr. Oh, wait, if it can’t be blamed on Hillary or Bush, the media will not consider it newsworthy so it won’t be mentioned.

  48. JanH

    You are right, this is a meaningless battle, played out so that the Reps, who are up for re-election can prove they voted to do something. They all know that the Senate has to pass this or something else. If it is different it goes to a compromise committee.

    HRC is supporting it because she wants to let everyone know she is for health care, as she always has been. She is not particularly supporting this one. I feel like she is continuing to send a message that she understands health care. We all know any bill she would habe brought forward would have been different.

    The big question is what will the Senate pass if anything. They serve much longer, and so a lot fewer of them are up for re-election.

    As someone said, this is a photo op.

  49. gonzotx // November 7, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    I just got through to the office of Solomon Ortiz (Texas) (202) 225-7742 and he is still undecided.

    He is answering his lines, still undecided and i did give them a respectful earful

  50. November 07, 2009
    Obama snubs Ft. Hood to relax at Camp David (updated)
    Clarice Feldman

    Dan Riehl checks the President’s schedule and learns that Obama’s not going to Fort Hood, but rather to Camp David for the weekend. In an update, Dan notes that his predecessor is more sensitive to the situation.

    Fox Reports GWB and Laura spent a few hours at Fort Hood, no photo ops. Now that’s a CIC.

    Are you kidding me? Camp frickin’ David? What, does he have a tee time close by? For heaven’s sakes, he’s the CIC. And he’s taking the weekend off? This guy simply doesn’t care. Unbelievable via Fox.

    11:25AM THE PRESIDENT addresses the House Democratic Caucus – Cannon House Office Building

    2:30PM THE PRESIDENT makes a statement to the press on Health Care – Rose Garden

    2:45PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart The White House en route Camp David – South Lawn

    That Dancing with the Indians conference must have really worn the poor guy out so much he can’t spare time to comfort the survivors of the jihadi Major’s massacre.

    Update: Obama now plans to visit Ft. Hood Tuesday for the memorila service. We’re glad he could squeeze it in sometime this week, just to show how much he cares.

  51. I agree with 95% of what this guy says…but of course I would vote for Hillary…dam few else…American Thinker

    November 07, 2009
    Loyalty and the Lunatic Fringe
    By Thomas M. Kelly
    Where is the loyalty of the RINOs? Arlen Specter joins the Democrats. Colin Powell endorses the Democrat. Dierdre Scozzafava endorses the Democrat.

    I’m not opposed to the Democratic Party out of some sense of style or family history. I’m opposed to the Democrats because I think they are wrong. I think the Democrats are wrong in their basic view of the role of government and my place in society as a citizen. The government isn’t here to solve all my problems. I changed my political affiliation to independent ten years ago — not because the Republican Party was too far to the right, but because the Republican Party did so little to truly implement the policies they endorsed in the campaigns. Smaller, less intrusive government. Have the Republicans done anything to move the country in that direction?

    I’m not Republican. I’m not loyal to the Republicans because they have no loyalty to the opposition of the lunatic Left of the Democratic Party. I want smaller government. I vote against bond issues. They have all the money they need. I vote against incumbents. I vote for third-party candidates. I sometimes leave a particular race blank. But I almost never vote for Democrats in a local election. And I never vote for Democrats in a national or state-wide election.

    Who are the lunatic fringe? I don’t want to micromanage every aspect of your life. I don’t ride a motorcycle. If I did, I suppose a helmet would be a good idea. But I don’t care if you wear one or not. I think the police have better things to worry about, too. I wear my seat belt. It seems like a good idea. I don’t really care if you do. I don’t care if you’ve put on a couple extra pounds because you have a jelly roll every morning. I don’t care what you do in your own bedroom. I do care what you do in my kid’s classroom.

    While in the Illinois Senate, Barack Obama voted against the Born-Alive Infants Protection Act. He thought it would undermine a woman’s right to choose. How do you negotiate with that? There is no middle ground, no compromise, nothing to discuss. That is the lunatic fringe. It’s as if someone were to say that restrictions on automatic weapons are an unreasonable infringement on the right to keep and bear arms. No, restrictions on automatic weapons are reasonable. There are some restrictions on free speech. Libel, slander, and the inciting of riots are not protected forms of free speech. That’s reasonable. There are restrictions on rights that are actually in the Constitution. If it weren’t for the lunatic fringe on the Left, it would be possible to discuss some restrictions or parameters on a right that’s not in the Constitution.

    The lunatics in the Democratic Party say that if we don’t do something right now, the planet is going to boil. Please, could someone give them a pill to calm down? There have been fossils from marine life found in the Himalayas. There have been fossilized plants found in Antarctica. Just 10,000 years ago Yosemite Valley was covered by a glacier. Climate changes. It’s always been changing, but we’re not going to boil. Besides, how can burning more fossil fuels cause that much more change to the climate? I thought the problem with fossil fuels was that we were running out.

    Codependency is not a viable political strategy. You don’t get a drunk to sober up by catering to his behavior. The RINOs aren’t bringing the Democrats to the center. The Democrats are pulling the RINOs to the left.

  52. AMERICAN THINKER… ….Jesus, it just keeps getting worse
    November 07, 2009

    The New Iran Man at the State Department’s Iran Desk
    By Ed Lasky

    John Limbert will be the senior Iran official at the State Department, replacing Dennis Ross, who has moved to the National Security Council (and who has not been heard from publicly since). Should America be concerned? Yes. Limbert is not a neutral arbiter; he serves on the advisory board of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC).

    What is the National Iranian American Council?

    The Council is widely considered the de facto lobby for the Iranian regime in America. It opposes sanctions on Iran, soft-pedals any controversial events in Iran, and counsels “patience” regarding Iran’s stance towards its nuclear program. The NIAC has been at the forefront of lobbying against continued congressional funding of the Voice of America Persia service, Radio Farad, and grants for Iranian civil society. To top it off, the NIAC has reportedly received funding from anti-Israel advocate George Soros, who at the very least was an honored guest and speaker at one of its symposiums. (He called for a more equitable Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and advocated for America to renounce regime-change as a goal).

    The NIAC staunchly opposes any military attacks on Iran. In other words, it all but serves as Iran’s embassy in Washington — though the NIAC vociferously disputes this characterization. However, there is very little sunlight between the views of the regime and the NIAC.

    The NIAC is also headed by the controversial Trita Parsi. Who is Trita Parsi?

    He was born in Iran, but moved to Sweden at the age of four. He pursued a career in international relations, eventually leading him to found the National Iranian American Council (more on that tie later).

    Parsi serves as an adjunct scholar at the Middle East Institute, a “think-tank” that serves as one of the public-relations agencies for the Muslim world in Washington. The Middle East Institute is headed by Wyche Fowler, who has a string of what I called “Fowler Howlers” when I wrote about the Middle East Institute years ago. The Fowler Howlers were statements to the media that were so glowing regarding the Muslim world as to be synonymous with mirages.

    Parsi also is the author of the book The Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran and the United States, which was an expanded version of his dissertation thesis. The book was warmly endorsed and recommended by none other than John Mearsheimer, Zbigniew Brzezinski (who served as Parsi’s dissertation adviser), and the former Foreign Minister for the State of Israel who has become an appeasement-focused dove, Shlomo Ben-Ami — recently seen speaking at the J Street conference. Treacherous Alliance delves into anti-Semitic canards regarding Jewish control of policy in Washington.

    The Treacherous Alliance also traffics in conspiracy-mongering, blaming neo-cons (you know who they are) for trying to push America into war with Iran. Parsi distorts history and willfully mistranslates the Iranian call for Israel to be “wiped off the map.” He omits Iranian responsibility for the Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia that killed so many Americans. He characterizes Iranian rhetoric against Israel as just words. He also blames the West for ignoring and dismissing numerous efforts by the Iranians to accommodate the West and blames the problems between America and Iran on Israeli machinations to turn nations, including our own, against Iran. The book is replete with errors and misinformation. Both Michael Goldfarb of the Weekly Standard and Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic take a skeptical view towards Parsi and the NIAC: Goldfarb calls him “the Iranian regime’s man in Washington,” while Goldberg accuses him of “doing a lot of leg-work for the Iranian regime.”

    The NIAC also has an ambitious plan that it unwittingly disclosed just a few years ago: enhance its power in Washington in order to help steer American foreign policy.

    One curious fact is that board members of the NIAC contribute to J Street, the anti-Israel lobby that tries to pass itself off as “pro-peace” and supportive of Israel (just as the NIAC tries to palm itself off as being pro-American and pro-peace). Not so coincidentally, Trita Parsi himself was on a panel at the recent J Street conference.

    There are a range of efforts that the NIAC has undertaken to enhance its power in Washington: it has placed interns in the offices of Congressmen; persuaded House members to sign a letter to President Bush in 2006 calling for unconditional negotiations with Iran’s regime; and has, among other steps, hired the Iranian-American Press Secretary for Representative Marcy Kaptur (not known to be a stalwart supporter of the America-Israel relationship) to help improve their lobbying in Congress. The key goal of the NIAC, as made clear in their master plan, is to place its supporters into key positions of power in Washington.

    Their efforts have reached fruition: the National
    Iranian American Council now has one of their own as the Iran man (literally and metaphorically) at the State Department. The caviar is flowing in Tehran.
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  53. Camp David, OMG, the bastard is heartless. I don’t know who is advising him but one of his brothers just killed 13 people and injured 31 soldiers, he needs to apologize to the troops for his brethern.

  54. Report: Hasan attended same radical mosque as 9/11 hijackers; Update: “He was a typical fundamentalist Muslim”posted at 6:35 pm on November 7, 2009 by Allahpundit
    Share on Facebook | printer-friendly And so a personnel file already teeming with red flags gets another giant one. If you’re wondering how a British newspaper managed to track down this information when the U.S. military apparently couldn’t, you’re not alone. There’s no question now that we need congressional hearings into how the army missed the warning signs on Hasan, especially given the suspicions as to why they might have looked the other way. Chop chop, Messrs. Boehner and Cantor.
    Hasan, the sole suspect in the massacre of 13 fellow US soldiers in Texas, attended the controversial Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Great Falls, Virginia, in 2001 at the same time as two of the September 11 terrorists, The Sunday Telegraph has learnt. His mother’s funeral was held there in May that year.
    The preacher at the time was Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born Yemeni scholar who was banned from addressing a meeting in London by video link in August because he is accused of supporting attacks on British troops and backing terrorist organisations.
    Hasan’s eyes “lit up” when he mentioned his deep respect for al-Awlaki’s teachings, according to a fellow Muslim officer at the Fort Hood base in Texas, the scene of Thursday’s horrific shooting spree.
    Awlaki turned up in the 9/11 Commission report as someone whose connection to the hijackers might have been more than incidental. WaPo followed up last year and found that U.S. intelligence suspects him of having worked with Al Qaeda in the Gulf after leaving Virginia in 2002. Quote from a U.S. counterterrorism official: “There is good reason to believe Anwar Aulaqi has been involved in very serious terrorist activities since leaving the United States, including plotting attacks against America and our allies.”
    More from the Telegraph piece via another Muslim soldier known as Richard, who was friends with Hasan and who talked about him to a mutual acquaintance, Kamran Pasha:
    Richard had previously argued with Hasan when he said that he felt the “war on terror” was really a war against Islam, expressed anti-Jewish sentiments and defended suicide bombings.
    “I asked Richard whether he believed that Hasan was motivated by religious radicalism in his murderous actions,” Mr Pasha said.
    “Richard, with great sadness, said that he believed this was true. He also believed that psychological factors from Hasan’s job as an army psychiatrist added to his pathos. The news that he would be deployed overseas, to a war that he rejected, may have pushed him over the edge.
    The Telegraph’s got a whole package on Hasan tonight, which I recommend. This piece — which includes details of a mysterious man seen with him for the first time just last week — is also worth reading, and provides the first hard details I’ve come across about him handing out Korans to the neighbors the night before the murders. Exit quotation from the hero of Fort Hood, uttered as her very first words after regaining consciousness: “Did anybody die?”
    Update: Asra Nomani interviewed the congregants at the mosque he attended while living in Maryland. Quote: “He was a typical fundamentalist Muslim.”
    But a closer look behind the doors of the mosque and inside the conversations between the engineer and the doctor reveal a more complex picture of a young first-generation American Muslim man living a life of dissonance between his identity as an American and his ideology as a Muslim who had accepted a literal, rigid interpretation of Islam, akin to the puritanical Wahhabi and Salafi interpretations of Islam that define the theology of militancy inside the Muslim world today, according to community members who knew Hasan.
    “So many time I talked with him,” said Akhter, a community leader who is sort of like a mosque gadfly, challenging congregants to reject literal, rigid interpretations of Islam. “I was trying to modernize him. I tried my best. He used to hate America as a whole. He was more anti-American than American.”
    Despite all the conversations, Akther said, “I couldn’t get through to him. He was a typical fundamentalist Muslim.”
    Follow the link for details of Akhter’s exchange with Hasan about what “jihad” really means.

  55. Hot Air

    Don’t you just love it when a historic bill, that will benefit all Americans, make medicine free, reduce deficits, and finally make America the dream that the Founders imagined that it would one day be, is being voted on in the dead of night on a weekend when no one is watching? Makes you proud of darkness, doesn’t it?

    Weight of Glory on November 7, 2009 at 9:59 PM

  56. Nancy Pelousy is worthless as a woman, leader, and a democrat. She only allowed this amendment to be heard. Kucinich and Weiner’s amendments were not allowed a vote. I despise that woman.

  57. Gonzotx, Thanks for that post about Hasan. I bet our Potus is making sure this is covered up as is his own bc.

    What is really wrong is nobody trusts this fool. He is just hiding too much.

  58. Obama Pelosi and Reid are doing what Kruschev could never do: bury us. If the goal is to turn a recession into a depression then they are about to plunge the ball into the ends zone. It is historic only in that sense.

  59. Muslim rebels want U.S. Secretary of State to drop by in S Philippines


    COTABATO, Philippines, Nov. 8 (Xinhua) — Muslim rebels wants U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to visit volatile southern Philippines to look into the situation a year after fighting erupted following the failure of signing of a deal that would suppose give autonomy to the area.

    Clinton will visit the country next week for talks with top Philippine officials that are expected to include human rights issues.

    “We join the entire Filipinos in welcoming her. It would be good too if she can proceed to Mindanao as a gesture of good will,” Moro Islamic Liberation Front vice chair for political affairs Ghadzali Jaafar told Xinhua by phone Sunday.

    This will be Clinton’s first visit to the Philippines as U.S. Secretary of State where she will making a courtesy call on President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and will meet with her Philippine counterpart Secretary of Foreign Affairs Alberto G. Romulo.

    The United States has been supporting the peace process between Manila and the MILF.
    Last month, top Washington officials from Manila held a secret meeting with Muslim rebel leaders in Maguindanao province where they reaffirmed U.S. support to the peace talks between Manila and the MILF.

    The MILF briefed U.S. diplomats about the currently peace negotiation situation that is moving forward.

    Last year, U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Kristie Kenney also secretly met Murad in Darapanan where she assured the rebel group of her country’s support to the peace talks. The peace talks between the government and the 11,800-member MILF collapsed in August 2008 after the two sides failed to sign an agreement on ancestral domain, prompting some rebel commanders to launch deadly attacks on Christian communities in Mindanao.

    Ancestral domain refers to the MILF’s demand for territory that will constitute a Muslim homeland. It is the last remaining hurdle for a final political settlement that is expected to end the four decades of Muslim insurgency that has claimed more than 120,000 lives. Once signed, both sides are expected to work towards a final peace deal that would include plans for the future of the MILF rebels.

    Jaafar said negotiation would resume anytime in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia.


  60. This is fiscal insanity, and it is part and parcel of the creative destruction program Soros is pushing. I feel sorry for the American People. But then again they elected these bozos.

  61. Nov 8, 2009

    Obama, Netanyahu to meet on Monday

    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will meet US President Barack Obama at the White House on Monday evening, Israel Radio reported overnight Saturday, following weeks of uncertainty and speculation if such an encounter would materialize. An official announcement has not yet been made. It remains unknown if the two leaders will conduct a joint press conference.

    At the same time, Obama has cancelled his planned address to some 3,000 Jewish activists from North America at the UJC/The Jewish Federations of North America’s annual General Assembly, which was scheduled for Tuesday, and instead will be attending a memorial ceremony in Fort Hood, Texas, for victims of the shooting at the military base there.

    However, “we are fortunate that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel will address the GA on behalf of the Obama Administration,” an urgent announcement of the Jewish Federations of North America from Saturday evening, announcing the change of plans, read.

    “In addition, a small group of top leaders from The Jewish Federations will meet with President Obama at the White House,” the announcement continued.

    Netanyahu, who leaves Israel on Sunday, is due to address the GA on Monday, and is currently planning to hold meetings on Capitol Hill later that day before flying to Paris sometime on Tuesday.

    Defense Minister Ehud Barak, who left on Saturday night for Washington, is set to speak on Monday both with US special envoy George Mitchell and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Barak is also expected to address the GA on Monday. Before his return on Wednesday, he is expected to talk with other senior government and security officials to discuss regional issues such as Iran and the stalled Israeli Palestinian peace talks.


  62. Nancy Pelousy is celebrating giving birth to this monstrosity. Now it goes to the Senate, then the conference committee then back to the House and the Senate. This will continue to change and get worse, if that’s possible.

  63. Southern Born
    November 7th, 2009 at 11:13 pm
    39 Democrats voted against hte bill. 1 Rep voted for it.

    If the Dems hadn’t won NJ and the Repub hadn’t sold their soul, they wouldn’t have had enough i think?

  64. The red state democrats and the republican who voted for this government takeover need to be eliminated in 2010. They are nothing more than useful idiots in a much larger game that they have no concept of because they are a mile wide and six inches deep. I have predicted all along that this abortion of a bill would pass. I now predict that it will be analyzed and torn to shreds. I believe it will provide the grist to clean out alot of deadwood in both political parties. Too many of those people are like Barney Frank and Chris Dodd–I dont know if the word traitor is too strong, but it smells about as bad as that. I feel the same way about Joe Kline–who is a proven liar and has been outed for it. How can anyone with any sense take him seriously. I guess I do or I wouldnt even bring it up. He does not belong at the table. But sooner of later something will pass and it will be one more nail in the coffin of the American People because they are not wise to the game that is being played here.

  65. Admin, I am so disgusted by the all-out sellout of the American people by our so-called “leaders.” They are giving everything away to the special interests. What a mess. NO ONE has any political courage to go against this monstrosity of a health care bill.

  66. Jesus this is depressing, feels like 5.31/2008 again.

    We have a lot of work to do to see that this NEVER takes fruition.

  67. wbboei
    November 7th, 2009 at 11:23 pm
    sounds like you on one hand think this bill will be enough to get out the vote for real change but on the other terrified it won’t.

    I am in the same boat, but i am on one hahd empowered by the hundreds of thousands of people, millions, who have not given up, take buses to Washington, camp out @ Reps offices, go to town meetings and VOTE.

    I am more determined then ever to kick the status quo out.

  68. Amazing

    They knew the American people were glued to their TVs watching football, talking about Fort Hood and in the dead of the night, like the vampires they are, they drink the blood of America.

    Time to carve some stakes!

  69. wbboei
    November 7th, 2009 at 11:31 pm
    237 millionaires in congress–it is obscene.

    And they keep THEIR health ins, on our dime of course!

  70. Jesus this is depressing, feels like 5.31/2008 again.

    We have a lot of work to do to see that this NEVER takes fruition.

    Right on both counts. We will not give up. But the odds for our survival suddenly got longer. This country is falling apart and these millionaires dance in the streets.

  71. “This country is falling apart and these millionaires dance in the streets.”

    Along with the Chicago thugs, BO and MO. Whoa! Mr. Cool “his own self” and what ever God forsaken outfit ME-chelle would put together dancing. I’m headed for bed and the image of BO & MO “getting down” is nightmare material.

  72. Just to be clear on what happened here. The millionaires got together again and robbed the middle class. To those who voted for this abortion of a bill–Gather ye rosebuds while ye may, because next year you will be unemployed. Like 17.3 % of the population you never think about.

  73. confloyd
    November 7th, 2009 at 5:13 pm
    American Gal, Yes she has been silent on Healthcare and the economy. Kinda makes you wonder why, doesn’t it??


    There’s some sort of rule about SOS staying out of ‘politics.’ Dunno exactly where it draws the line.

  74. AmericanGal
    November 7th, 2009 at 5:10 pm
    “I think we’re going to win a major part of that fight,” said Clinton, who led a failed attempt to overhaul health care in the early 1990s. “I can’t tell you how excited I am that for the first time in history the House is poised to pass comprehensive health-care reform

    But she isn’t saying she likes the plan, agrees with the plan, or that it’s what she thinks is best.


    Yep. Not long ago she was quoted as saying something like “Everybody take two aspirins and calm down.” She said the plan didn’t have everything that everybody wanted but was still a good step.

    SOS are limited how much they can say about ‘political’ issues.

  75. UberVU at 1:55am
    Two years of high school French failed me, so I googled the movie title and found this at #5:
    Les Jeux Sont Faits: Barack Obama, 10.2% Unemployed, 17.5% Broken …Nov 7, 2009 … Les Jeux Sont Faits: Barack Obama, 10.2 Unemployed, 17.5 Broken … It’s happened before. Les Jeux Sont Faits. …
    Also, from NYTimes: Mr. Obama appeared in the Rose Garden about an hour after his meeting on Capitol Hill with members of the House Democratic caucus.“I reminded them that opportunities like this come around maybe once in a generation,’’ the president said, adding that “most public servants pass through their entire careers without” such an opportunity.“This is their moment,’’ the president said. “This is our moment to live up to the trust that the American people have placed in us, even when it’s hard – especially when it’s hard. This is our moment to deliver.’’

    prescriptions dot blogs.nytimes.com/2009/11/07/obamas-in-the-house/

    Has he any idea how the use of ‘public servants’ and ‘trust … people have placed in us’ rankles?

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