Barack Obama’s Fever Nightmare: Hillary Clinton

We were all set to finally publish our discussion of Item 10 today. We mentioned Item 10 in our article The World Series: The Hillary Clinton Coalition Versus The Barack Obama Coalition, Part III The discussion of Item 10 will be the focus of the first installment in a multi-part series we will publish regularly in the 12 months leading to the 2010 elections. In the series (titled “Mistake In ’08”) we will comprehensively discuss the Secretary of State Project and other topics.

But we yet again postponed publication of “Mistake In ’08” because of an article posted in the comments by JanH. We also wanted to feature a video posted by “S”. The video, as cartoon dad Homer Simpson says – “it’s funny because it’s true:

Obama’s Home Teleprompter Malfunctions During Family Dinner

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ABC News has a story today which echoes our own story from April 5 called World Leaders And North Korea To Barack Obama: “Sucker”.

ABC News notes that Nobel Prize winner Austin Powers Barack Obama truly is an international man of boobery. Reports ABC:

If Mr. Obama hoped that his week-long four-country visit to Asia, his first as president, would yield concrete accomplishments that might silence critics skeptical that he deserves that prize, he might be disappointed.

Though White House aides insist the president’s trip was mainly to reassert a US presence in Asian diplomacy, and that his itinerary set no expectations for major feats, the president has heard disappointing news in the past few days.

On Tuesday, even as one member of the White House National Security Council seemed to signal his belief that President Obama would soon be pushing for economic sanctions against Iran for refusing to cooperate with international diplomatic efforts to end its suspected nuclear weapons program, Chinese President and Paramount Leader Hu Jintao Tuesday signaled he might not be willing to go along if the matter comes up for a vote on the United Nations Security Council. [snip]

Earlier on his trip, in Singapore, the Prime Minister of Denmark, Lars Loekke Rasmussen, the U.N.-sponsored climate conference‘s chairman, formally announced that he did not think there would be an agreement coming out of Copenhagen, and more negotiations will be necessary.

Then, after meeting with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in a side meeting in Singapore, President Obama acknowledged that US-Russian negotiators would almost certainly not make the deadline for a new nuclear disarmament agreement to take the place of the START treaty that expires on December 5.

More frustrations followed.

On Monday, Chinese government officials refused to broadcast live President Obama’s Shanghai town hall meeting on state-run television.

Moreover, Chinese authorities attacked the US economy. China Banking Regulatory Commission chairman Liu Mingkang blamed falsely inflated assets throughout the world on “massive speculation” caused by a weak U.S. dollar and low U.S. interest rates, which he said prompted “unavoidable risks for the recovery of the global economy, especially emerging economies.”

World leaders continue to hold the callow, celebrity craving, clown in contempt. Austin Powers Barack Obama truly is an international man of boobery.

That world leaders continue to hold the callow, celebrity craving, clown in contempt did not surprise us.

What did surprise was an article by Big Time Democratic honcho Robert Shrum. Shrum has spent the entire year lighting incense before the Obama altar and singing a death Mass over the Republican Party and its tactics and prospects. No longer.

Today Shrum, who is a Democratic fixture having run several presidential campaigns and speech writing since the time of the Kennedys, echoes our article Les Jeux Sont Faits: Barack Obama, 10.2 Unemployed, 17.5 Broken. We ended that article with the Latin quote, Alea iacta est – “the die are cast”. Shrumie agrees, although he extends the deadline through December 15, the Ides Of December:

For Barack Obama and the Democrats, three tests in the last month of this year will cast the fate of both president and party. The first — on the economy — is largely decided, although we don’t yet know the outcome. [snip]

To push through major initiatives on climate control and energy, financial regulation, immigration and equal rights, Obama needs a gathering sense of confidence among Americans that the economy is on track. The December unemployment numbers, which will be reported in January, before the State of the Union message, won’t be vigorous enough to achieve that on their own; but they will be a signal of impending job creation or of persistent job losses in the coming months. If the prognosis is bleak, fearful Democrats will desert the Administration next year, and Republicans will dominate the midterm election and go on to block Obama at every turn in the following two years.

Shrumie knows the prognosis on the economy, is bleak already, but he wants to grade Obama on a generous curve. What Shrumie is actually doing is pushing himself away from the albatross called Barack Obama so that he can later on say “I told you so.” Sorry Shrumie, we ain’t buying.

Shrumie admits that Obama will try to waste more money and bigger deficits while at the same time issuing a deceptive call for “deficit reduction”. Shrumie know this will not work:

But it will take time for the effects of more spending to be felt — likely more time than the months remaining before next summer, when voters will settle on the economic verdict they will deliver in November.

Shrumie just threw Obama under the bus.

Next Shrumie shovels dirt on the Obama and Dimocrats’ coffin on the issue of health “care” “reform”:

The final stage of the health reform battle will require an all out effort from Obama himself. At stake is more than a landmark achievement and the president’s subsequent capacity to pursue change across the board. At stake is also his capacity to hold the Democratic Party together. The sights and sounds of liberal dissatisfaction abound — in nightly commentaries on MSNBC, in last month’s 200,000-strong gay rights march in Washington, and across hundreds of different blogs. What modulates the protests, and contains the criticism, is not merely the president’s personal appeal, but a shared commitment to finally realizing health care as a right and not just a costly privilege.

Devotion to that cause has tempered the unease of the Democratic base, giving the White House leeway on decisions ranging from delayed action on global warming to “don’t ask, don’t tell” and the defenestration of White House Counsel Greg Craig, who was smeared for trying to keep the President’s pledge to close Guantanamo. If health reform falls short in December, however, not even White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel will be able to bar the door. Like Congressional Democrats, the President can’t afford to lose this one (which is also another reason the bill is likely to pass).

“Bolt the door, Louise” Shrumie yells, “disaster is a-comin'” for Boob Obama and his enabler Dimocrats. According to Shrumie, Obama won’t even be able to be a “uniter not a divider” for the Dimocrats, let alone the entire country.

On Afghanistan, Shrumie provides more excuses for dithering, inexperienced, unqualified, never held an executive job, Obama.

By the Ides of December, Obama must answer a third critical test — on Afghanistan.

So desperate is Shrumie that he trashes General McChrystal, the man Obama himself appointed with so many blaring trumpets and words, words, words, of promise of CHANGE and HOPE.

If Gen. McChrystal truly believes that fantasy, what can his recommendations be worth?

Trash the military Shrumie, trash the General that dithering, inexperienced, unqualified, never held an executive job, Obama appointed. That’s the way to go to finish off the Obamination called the Obama Dimocratic Organizing for Obama Dimocratic Obamination Party.

Shrumie also advances the notion of Afghanistan as “Obama’s War”.

But if Obama plunges ahead and the conflict still has no end in sight, the Republicans will simply shift their partisan attack to “Obama’s war.”

With all the under-the-bus, “Obama’s War”, Democratic Party falling apart paragraphs, there is only one sentence that contorts Obama’s face and plunges Michelle Obama into a paroxysm of sleeve yanking. There is one sentence which drenches Obama in a Fever Nightmare. The sentence, which when tied to the Hillary Clinton and Sarah Palin someday summit, is this one:

Inconceivable as it now seems, the President could also face a challenge for renomination from within a fractured Democratic Party.

Shrumie ends his job-hunting, Obama distancing article by noting:

By the Ides of December, the die will be cast.

While we don’t think Hillary Clinton will directly challenge Obama for the nomination in 2012, we do think it is the job of sensible Democrats and smart Hillary supporting websites to drive Obama from the 2012 race. It is also the job for American citizens who care about the country.

Did we mention that “two-thirds of the public thinks that Secretary of State HIllary Clinton’s qualified for the Oval Office. That’s more than Vice President Joe Biden, who’s currently next in line for the presidency.”?

The CNN survey indicates that 67 percent of people questioned say that Clinton is qualified to serve in the Oval Office, 17 points higher than the 50 percent of Americans who think that Biden’s qualified to take over as president.

Who else but Hillary?

We’ll echo Shrumie echoing us: Alea iacta est .


158 thoughts on “Barack Obama’s Fever Nightmare: Hillary Clinton

  1. What was the last election Schrum personally worked on that actually got a candidate elected??? He has become a joke imo.

  2. Clintonistas don’t die, we multiply.

    We did not lose in 2008. We had a setback that showed us who the real enemies are.

    We’ll see them in 2012, and we will finish what we started.

  3. Hah Netanyahu just gave the Obama administration, one great big middle finger, the political equivalent of go F… yourself.

    htt p://ww

    US fury as Israel approves 900 new housing units in Gilo settlement

    Strained relations between Israel and the United States hit a fresh low today when the State Department condemned the construction of 900 new housing units in an East Jerusalem settlement suburb as “dismaying”.

    Britain also condemned the controversial decision by Israel to go ahead with the major construction project in Gilo, which was built on land conquered in the 1967 war, calling the move “wrong.”

    The dispute brought to a head simmering tensions between Israel’s right-wing government, headed by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and its major backer, Washington. Almost immediately after he assumed office, President Barack Obama said he wanted a total freeze on all Jewish settlements in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem, considered illegal by the international community, as a means of reinvigorating long-stalled peace talks.

    But Mr Netanyahu has refused, blocking a central plank of the US administration’s policy to end the decades-old conflict. In a rare flash of diplomatic anger today, State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said, “We find the Jerusalem planning committee decision to move forward the approval process for the expansion of Gilo, in Jerusalem, as dismaying.”

  4. Netanyahu obviously realized at his less than hospitable backdoor meeting with BO, that no matter what he does, Obama will not be satisfied. Thus, he must do what is the will of his people.

  5. yeah jbs, The Israeli’s now know they have no friend in the WH, so they have before and will again, go it alone.

  6. Hu does not seem to like Obama’s touchy feel arm grab

  7. The idiot doesn’t have any international experience as his supporters tried to drill in everyone’s head because Obama would have know that the Japanese are not touchy feely people.

    Great article admin. Glad to see we are going to watch “project sec. of state”.

    I believe we must make sure this fool is not the nominee next time around. Our country will not be here if he is. He and his puppeteers need to be run out of town on a rail.

  8. confloyd, not just obama but everyone else that has done the devils bidding needs to be gone as they have proven they will do “anything” as long as they personally profit.

    america needs to examine carefully each and every person running for any local and state office as well.

  9. Actually its a great affront in japan to touch like that. did he just not bother reading up on ettiquete

    htt p://

    Distance & Touching

    The Japanese like more space between themselves than others.
    Bowing too close to each other could be dangerous!

    “Touching is also taboo in Japan. The American pat on the back or arm around the shoulder is to be avoided.”

    Rarely is kissing accepted as a greeting. Some Japanese with extensive European experience will be familiar with this form of greeting.

    Bowing is the common greeting in Japan, however, the handshake is becoming more popular, particularly among those who work with international guests and clients and among young people.

  10. In Asia, its very much like that, Japanese and chinese protocol is nearly identical.

    htt p://


    “The Chinese do not like to be touched, particularly by strangers. Do not hug, back slap or put an arm around someone’s shoulder”

    Do not be offended if you are pushed and shoved in a line. In some circumstances, the Chinese do not practice the art of lining up and courtesy to strangers in public places is not required

    People of the same sex may walk hand-in-hand as a gesture of friendship in China

  11. The picture I linked was about the Chinese PM Hu but it is all the same in Asian countries including India — no touching and definitely no kissing. Obama better not do what he did to Mrs. Biden on the convention stage with any of the Asian ladies. BTW the latest spin from the WH for the deeeep bow is “diplomacy of deference.”

  12. moon,

    lands conquered? Does that mean that the U.S., Great Britain, and all other countries need to give back the land they conquered over the centuries? Get rid of their “settlements?”

    This is beyond ridiculous. Israel took back land that originally belonged to them and is not allowed to keep it?

  13. Exactly Jan, i mean look at all the territories that are part of the US and the Uk and France and Portugal and Spain.

    Its hypocrisy of the first order.

  14. Obama won no concessions from China on points at issue


    What happened to “I have international exerience since I was 6 yrs old”…

    And what is answer to ” to know me is to love me”…more likely “to know me is to great Amwericans deeply screwed since I will not do anything to disappointed other LIKING ME”

  15. Obama gives a good speech but when it comes to hardball, he gets steamrolled.

    The International community know they have him by the balls and he’s set a precedent now that they dont take him seriously, the worst foreign policy mistake to ever make.

  16. jbstonesfan
    November 17th, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    I concede, I am no big Sarah Palin fan as her views on abortion simply are an affrront to me. With that said, the unrelenting attacks upon her by MSM are at best piling it on , and at worst, another case of deep rooted misogyny.


    So — where did you learn about her alleged views on abortion? From that same MSM?

    For herself and family, she seems quite anti-abortion. But she does not seem to want to force her personal religious views on others by law. She seems to make a clear distinction between church and state.

    She is on record favoring contraception and sex education about contraception in schools. Apparently she wants to offer contraception and adoption support rather than outlaw abortion.

  17. The best article yet on our Hillary in Vogue.Log on for a real treat
    and heartfelt treat.

    Great Vogue profile of Hillary Clinton at #hlllarytravel #hillaryclinton

  18. Obama gives a good speech but when it comes to hardball, he gets steamrolled.

    The International community know they have him by the balls and he’s set a precedent now that they dont take him seriously, the worst foreign policy mistake to ever make.
    Absolutely correct. In negotiation you always read your adversary. Obama reads real weak. On a scale of 1-10 a high 2 or a low 3.

  19. US wants ‘credible explanation’ for Syrian uranium

    WASHINGTON — The United States on Tuesday said it hopes for a reasonable explanation from Syria on how traces of uranium were found at a nuclear research reactor in Damascus.

    “That’s what we want: a credible explanation,” said State Department spokesman Ian Kelly.

    “We want them to open up what the IAEA is asking them to open up in terms of access to sites and access to information,” Kelly said.

    The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) confirmed to AFP earlier Tuesday its inspectors were in Damascus after a report from the agency said it doubted Syria’s initial explanation.

    Asked about any possible consequences to situation, Kelly said it would “depend on the response” from Syria to the IAEA’s requests.

    Samples taken at the so-called Miniature Neutron Source Reactor in August 2008 confirmed the presence of “particles of anthropogenic natural uranium of a type not in Syria’s declared inventory,” according to the international nuclear watchdog.

    The discovery of the uranium traces at the reactor raised eyebrows because the IAEA is already investigating allegations that Syria had been building an undeclared nuclear reactor in a remote desert site called Dair Alzour until Israel bombed it in 2007.

  20. White House Vows to Correct Stimulus Reports

    Officials Tell ABC News So Far, They Found 700 Mistaken Congressional Districts Out of More Than 130,000 Stimulus Grants

    Nov. 17, 2009—

    Responding to more inaccuracies discovered in the reporting of spending and job creation from the administration’s economic stimulus plan, the top White House official charged with overseeing the program vowed today to go through the reports with a fine-toothed comb and to correct the mistakes.

    The promise came after ABC News found that, the government Web site created to track the expenditures, had many job creation and stimulus spending figures that were attributed to congressional districts that do not exist, or that were incorrectly identified.

    “The first time out, we knew there were going to be problems,” said Edward DeSeve, special advisor to the president on the stimulus bill. “We don’t think there are a lot of them. There are less than 1 percent in terms of the recent concern about congressional districts of the overall reports. And we’ve got a good commitment from the recovery board to work with us to fix them.”

    Officials tell ABC News, so far, they have found 700 mistakenly credited congressional districts out of more than 130,000 stimulus grants.

    The White House’s Web site claims that more than 640,000 jobs have already been saved and created by the ” $787 billion stimulus program.

    The reports used to come up with that number are riddled with errors. In addition to the jobs in non-existent congressional districts reported Monday by ABC News, in real congressional districts, there are also problems, lots of them.

    Moore’s Shoes in Campbellsville, Ky., claims nine jobs were created from an $890 grant for nine pairs of work boots for the Army Corps of Engineers.

    Head Start of Augusta, Ga., claimed 317 jobs with a $790,000 grant, but it was really just a one-time raise to its 317 employees.

    Chris Whitley is a fiscal officer for Central Savannah River Area Economic Opportunity Authority, which administers the Head Start program in Augusta. He says it was the administration’s stimulus help line that advised them to claim 317 jobs.

    “It wasn’t illegal, immoral or unethical. And they told me to do it, so I did it,” said Whitley.

    The mistakes have prompted anger on Capitol Hill. Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., the powerful chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, was outraged that one sewer project in his district was listed as creating 100 jobs. The real number is five. When asked what he thought when he saw the mistakes in his district, Obey said, “I wanted to strangle somebody.”

    Obey is demanding the administration fix the mistakes.

    “Fix the problem, the blessed problem, so that we’re getting accurate information. I don’t care what people’s bureaucratic niceties are, or how hard it is to do it. I mean, they’ve got to fix the problem, so the American people can understand what the realities are.

    White House Reaction

    Today, the Obama administration told ABC News they are working on it and they expect those mistakes to be corrected by the end of the week.

  21. I also heard Sarah Palin say on Oprah that she did not know her daughter was having sex much less unprotected sex. So she is not against birth control. THe Catholic church does NOT believe in condoms.

  22. confloyd
    November 17th, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    I also heard Sarah Palin say on Oprah that she did not know her daughter was having sex much less unprotected sex. So she is not against birth control. THe Catholic church does NOT believe in condoms.


    The Palins are not Catholic.

  23. Is the WH deliberately briefing against Hillary?

    White House officials told the New Republic magazine this week that the Obama administration has been embarrassed at least twice by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, for revealing in public information and policies that the State Department was supposed to keep private between Israel, the Palestinian Authority, and the U.S.

    According to the sources, Clinton was not supposed to reveal publicly the U.S. demand that Israel institute a total building freeze in Judea and Samaria, fearing that it would lead to a confrontation with Israel – which it did, after U.S. President Barack Obama publicly backed Clinton. The second instance was the famous statement by Clinton in a joint press conference with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on October 31, when Clinton said that Netanyahu had undertaken “unprecedented concessions,” a comment that angered the PA leadership. According to the sources, Clinton has been getting bad advice from her advisers.

    …..more likely Hillary has decided she isnt going to sit back and shut up like a poodle.

  24. Fox trashing Hillary and backing Palin.Attack led by the Lard Arse Morris.He is a poor excuse for a human being.Thet glorify Palin as a real choice for the POTUS job.Example advanced book sales??.At $4.95 a copy it spells desparation on her part.I recall an old business comment when price wars take place “I have no argument with those who sell for less.They know what their product is worth”.Fox should be charged with false and misleading advertising of their fair and balanced status.They must have a copy of the Dr.Josef Goebbles hand book on propaganda for Adolf.

    By ABM90. Hillary is the best of the best choice for POTUS in 2012.

  25. turndown, I never said the Palin’s were Catholic. I said using condoms is not the Catholic message. They use absentance and the billings method of ovulation.
    What I meant was that lots of Catholics are backing conservatives (Palin) and she said on national TV, that her daughter wasn’t using unprotected sex which would not be an evangelical stance on birth control. Evangelical and Catholics believe in abstinance.

    moon, Lets all hope that is what she is doing. She can stand on her own two feet without the idiot in the WH telling her what not to do.

  26. I still believe that these are bambi’s ill-fated decisions that Hillary is passing on and with his blessing. He doesn’t want to be “shot” as the messenger and he and his lunatic buddies are fine with throwing her under the bus whenever things threaten to explode in his face.

  27. Wed Nov 18, 2009

    Clinton in first Afghan visit as top U.S. diplomat

    KABUL (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Afghanistan on Wednesday for her first visit as America’s top diplomat, on the eve of President Hamid Karzai’s inauguration after a fraud-tainted election.

    Clinton’s visit comes at a time when President Barack Obama’s administration is in the final stages of deciding whether to send tens of thousands of extra troops, and election fraud has battered the veteran leader Karzai’s reputation in the West.

  28. Hillary Clinton makes surprise visit to Afghanistan

    November 18, 2009

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in China with President Obama before going to Afghanistan.

    (CNN) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton landed in Kabul Wednesday in a surprise visit on the eve of the inauguration of President Hamid Karzai.

    Clinton went straight into a meeting with U.S. Ambassador Karl Eikenberry and Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, before having dinner with Karzai.

    Her first visit to Afghanistan as secretary of state comes as President Obama is deciding whether to send up to 40,000 more troops to Afghanistan, as requested by McChrystal.

    Clinton will attend Karzai’s Thursday inauguration to a second term, showing U.S. support for his government, after an election which was tainted by fraudulent balloting.

    Karzai is under intense international pressure to clean up corruption within his government, and Clinton is expected to deliver a tough message on the need to show results.

    A major factor in Obama’s decision on how many troops to send to Afghanistan centers on the Afghan government’s ability to partner with the United States to fight the Taliban.

    In the past several weeks Eikenberry sent two cables to Washington expressing reservations about troop increases amid lingering concerns about Karzai and the uncertainty about the government he is going to put in place.

    On Sunday, Clinton said she has “made it clear” the United States won’t provide civilian aid to Afghanistan government agencies without an effective certification process that shows the money will be spent on its intended purposes.

    “We believe that President Karzai and his government can do better,” Clinton said on the ABC broadcast “This Week,” adding that Obama’s administration was “looking for tangible evidence” that the Karzai administration would be more responsive to the needs of the Afghan people. She cited the need for the Karzai government to crack down on fraud and “demonstrate there’s not impunity for those who are corrupt.”

    Clinton told the NBC program “Meet the Press” Sunday that the primary U.S. mission in Afghanistan is to defeat al Qaeda, rather than making a long-term commitment to rebuild the country.

  29. The news this morning is coming out with Obama’s is pist off about leaks about Afganistan. He said when he got back to DC, head were going to roll. They must know who is leaking the information. I wonder who it is?

  30. Ok, folks, I just read on another blog that Rev. Manning is being arrested and that Homeland Security is looking into his dealings. This is just terrible, there is nothing there, the man is trying to warn us about Barack Hussein Obama. OMG!

  31. Here is Rev. Mannings latest video where he tells how Homeland Security and the CIA came to his church.

    h t t p : / / w w

  32. admin: I hope you post those two videos, at least Rev. Manning. He is a very nice man, my sister knows him and his wife and they are people of GOd. I just can’t believe Napolitano would be harrassing this man while they let Rev. Wright off the hook. What is wrong with these people. Rev. Manning is harmless.

  33. Please watch Continental Congress convening in St Charles, IL until Nov 22. Go to or Watch archive videos and speakers. You’ll learn things that wil shock you, such as income taxes are unconstitutional. Please sign the list of grievances the 50 state delegates will post this weekend. Tell everyone please!

  34. confloyd at 8:26
    With all that’s going on here, I’m thinking POTUS is mighty upset not being on hand to stamp out all the fires which currently rage.

  35. Old news from last week, but Lou Dobbs dumped CNN. Supposedly, CNN didn’t like that Dobbs offered “commentary” rather than “dry, neutralize, unbiased news”.

    Hmmmmm, I recall CNN kissing Obama’s butt repeatedly in 2007 and 2008. NOW they want objectivity???

    BTW, CNN is in last place in the ratings game.

    And MSNBC’s new marketing tack is “Holding the President Accountable”. Yeah, do everything in your power to cover up candidate Obama’s inexperience and nastiness, trash his opponents, and hold that chit to get access to the newly elected newbie and to make money selling your books. Yeah, Rachel and Keith get to meet privately with the Resident. Now, they pretend that they did not know Obama would be so weak and ineffective and detached. “I’m shocked, shocked to find that there’s gambling in this establishment”.

  36. ““Bolt the door, Louise” Shrumie yells, “disaster is a-comin’” for Boob Obama and his enabler Dimocrats. According to Shrumie, Obama won’t even be able to be a “uniter not a divider” for the Dimocrats, let alone the entire country.”

    The video, if you care to watch it…

    Obama doesn’t care about his poll numbers. Rumor has it, Obama is poised to give away our Sovereignty at the United Nations Climate Change Treaty, scheduled to be signed in Copenhagen in December 2009. Unless the outcome of the signing is not inclusive of relinquishing our sovereignty, I’m afraid we will be stuck with him in perpetuity.


    “On October 14, Lord Christopher Monckton, a noted climate change skeptic, gave a presentation at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. In this 4-minute excerpt from his speech, he issues a dire warning to all Americans regarding the United Nations Climate Change Treaty, scheduled to be signed in Copenhagen in December 2009.

    Lord Monckton served as a policy adviser to Margaret Thatcher. He has repeatedly challenged Al Gore to a debate to which Gore has refused. Monckton sued to stop Gore’s film “An Inconvenient Truth” from being shown in British schools due to its inaccuracies. The judge found in-favor of Monckton, ordering 9 serious errors in the film to be corrected. Lord Monckton travels internationally in an attempt to educating the public about the myth of global warming.”


    As for myself- I don’t know whether this is true or NOT. Alls I’m saying is, it’s out there and we should be aware of the possibility we will again be blindsided by ObamaNation.

  37. Fox News interview: Barack Obama

    Published: November 18 2009

    Below are quotes from Fox News Channel’s interview with US President Barack Obama that will be presented this evening on Fox News Channel’s Special Report with Bret Baier (6-7pm ET).

    In the interview President Obama spoke with Fox News Channel’s Major Garrett about the future of Guantánamo Bay. President Obama stated that while “a lot” is going to “depend on co-operation from Congress,” he would “anticipate that Guantánamo will be closed next year.”


    “We are on a path and a process where I would anticipate that Guantanamo will be closed next year.”

    “I’m not disappointed, I knew this was going to be hard, it’s hard not only because of the politics, people I think understandably are fearful after a lot of years where they were told that Guantanamo was critical to keeping terrorists out. So, I understood that that had to be processed, but it’s also just technically hard … I just think as usual in Washington things move slower than I anticipated.”

    “There is a set of detainees though that are dangerous to the United States, but unfortunately evidence against them may be tainted. Figuring out how to deal with them always was going to be difficult.”

    “I’m not going to set an exact date because a lot of this is also going to depend upon co-operation from Congress.”


    “[W]e are not going to meddle in GM’s decisions. They now owe the US government money. We are a shareholder but we are not an active shareholder.”

    “We have specifically said that we are not in the business of running a car company; we want to make sure that you did not have the collapse of the US auto industry in the midst of a very fragile economic situation. But we want to get out of that business as soon possible.”

    “I was pleased to see that GM thinks it may be able to repay some of the US government loans sooner than anticipated – that’s something we’d encourage. In the meantime … we’re not getting involved in day-to-day management.”


    “There may be some tax provisions that can encourage businesses to hire sooner rather than sitting on the sidelines. So we’re taking a look at those.”

    “I think it is important though to recognize that if we keep on adding to the debt, even in the midst of this recovery, that at some point, people could lose confidence in the US economy in a way that could actually lead to a double-dip recession.”

    “[O]ne of the trickiest things we’re doing right now, is to on the one hand make sure the recovery is supported and not withdraw a lot of money either with tax increases or big spending … at the same time, making sure that we’re setting up a pathway long term for deficit reduction. It’s about as hard of a play as there is.”


    “I think this is an inexact science … The question now is: can we make sure we’re accelerating job growth? That’s my number one job.”

    “Nobody’s been more disappointed than I have to see how high the unemployment rate has gotten. And I spend every waking hour, when I’m talking to my economic team, about how we are going to put people back to work.”


    “One of the keys to this Asia trip is to start promoting the notion of balanced growth where the US is an exporter again. This is a region where right now we’re sending about 25-26 per cent of our exports. If we just boosted our share of exports by 1 per cent, that might be 250,000 well-paying jobs in the United States.”

    “We are going to be discussing this with South Korea. I want to get the deal done … the question is whether we can get it done in the beginning of 2010, whether we can get it done at the end of 2010, there’s still some details that need to be worked out. Over all, I think it’s a potential good deal for US exporters.”


    “I want this done as soon as possible; and, I think the American people do … It is a big, complicated piece of business. And frankly, Congress is not accustomed lately to doing big complicated pieces of business like this.”

    “We are pushing and prodding as hard as we can. I do think that a lot of the delay has been that the Congressional Budget Office … they’ve been overloaded … I think it’s entirely appropriate for legislators to say we want to make sure we get final numbers on any piece of legislation before we actually vote on it.”


    “I believe in the basic idea that federal dollars shouldn’t pay for abortions … I think there’s some negotiations going on, not just on the Democratic side, but I think among people of good will on both sides, to see if we can arrive at something that meets that criteria and I’m confident we can do that.”


    “The situation in the Middle East is very difficult, and I’ve said repeatedly and I’ll say again, Israel’s security is a vital national interest to the United States, and we will make sure they are secure.”

    “I think that additional settlement building does not contribute to Israel’s security. I think it makes it harder for them to make peace with their neighbours. I think it embitters the Palestinians in a way that could end up being very dangerous.”


    “I probably will not, but I wish her well, you know, it looks like she’s going to do very well without my readership.”

  38. From yesterday’s NYT, NAACP is lightly grumbling about Obama’s lack of interest in job creation. Yet another faction under the bus.

    Will the three people in the US who still think that Obama is doing a “great job” please stand up?

  39. Obama popularity below 50 percent for first time: poll
    (AFP) – 4 hours ago

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s job approval rating has dipped below 50 percent nationally for the first time, as Americans worry about the war in Afghanistan, a new poll released Wednesday found.

    The Quinnipiac University poll showed 48 percent of Americans approve of the way Obama is handling his job as president, compared to 42 percent who disapprove.

    The president also scored low marks from Americans on his handling of the situation in Afghanistan, with just 38 percent saying they approved of his approach, but a majority did say it was the “right thing” for US troops to be in the country.

    Obama is in the process of picking a new strategy for the conflict in Afghanistan and weighing a request from his top commander in the country, General Stanley McChrystal, for an additional 40,000 troops.

    The poll showed Americans favor, by a small margin, the dispatch of those reinforcements to Afghanistan, with 47 percent saying Obama should approve the increase, compared to 42 percent who opposed it.

    Whatever strategy Obama picks, Americans are clearly in favor of an approach that targets extremists and oppose attempts at nation-building.

    Just 37 percent said “building a stable democratic government” in Afghanistan would be a worthwhile goal for US troops to fight and die for, compared to 65 percent who said “eliminating the threat from terrorists” would be a worthy aim.

    As Obama takes his decision on Afghanistan, he has emphasized the need to ensure an exit strategy, and Americans expressed little appetite for extending US involvement in the country indefinitely.

    Just two percent were willing to see US troops remain there for five to 10 years, with 31 percent preferring to see American soldiers return home within the year, but another 27 percent say they would be willing to extend the commitment for “as long as it takes.”

    Of the 2,518 voters polled by Quinnipiac, 53 percent said they trust Obama to make the right decision about troop levels in Afghanistan.

  40. JanH
    November 18th, 2009 at 8:17 am

    Hillary Clinton makes surprise visit to Afghanistan


    I see this development as a good sign.

    Obama is looking to Hillary for advise. Soros and ZBig must be scaring the beejesus out of Obama calling for their warped radical plans to be implemented. Obama turning to Hillary indicates some sanity brought into future plans for Astan.

  41. Well, with Rev.Manning his 1st amendment rights are being violated by the current administration. If you can have Rev. Wright goddamning to United States and you have the CIA and Homeland security harassing a true american like Rev. Manning, it won’t be long before the civilian troops start rounding up all those birthers, afterall they are embarassing the fraud.

  42. Clinton visits Afghanistan with message on corruption
    Karzai needs to ‘make a new compact’ with people, secretary of state says

    By Joshua Partlow
    Washington Post Foreign Service
    Wednesday, November 18, 2009 11:51 AM

    KABUL– On the eve of Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s inauguration to a second term, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Kabul Wednesday with a message that the Afghan leader needed to “make a new compact” with Afghan people by improving governance and cracking down on corruption.

    Clinton’s visit comes as the Obama administration has grown increasingly doubtful of Karzai’s ability to clean up the pervasive corruption that has discredited his administration. She called Karzai’s second term in office, which comes after a disputed election last summer and a failed attempt for a runoff vote, a “critical moment” to “have accountability and tangible results that will improve the lives of the people.” The inauguration marks a time of opportunity, Clinton said, and a potential turning point for a country facing an increasingly deadly insurgency.

    The senior U.S. diplomat spoke briefly in the foyer of the American embassy to staff members who crowded on the stairs and on higher floors to hear her. Accompanied by U.S. Ambassador Karl W. Eikenberry and regional envoy Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, Clinton praised the diplomatic staff for their long hours on a dangerous assignment.

    “We need your help to guide our thinking and strategy in Washington. We need your feedback about what works and what doesn’t work. We need your honest assessment,” she told them.

    Clinton later met with other senior American diplomats and with Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top American commander in Afghanistan, who has recommended that Obama send some 40,000 more troops to combat the growing Taliban presence in Afghanistan. Clinton also planned to meet with Karzai Wednesday evening before attending his inauguration on Thursday.

    President Obama has promised an announcement on troop levels within several weeks.

    Since Karzai emerged victorious from an election this summer that was tarnished by fraud, American diplomats have grown increasingly insistent in their demands that he take steps to improve the legitimacy of his government in the eyes of Afghans. Karzai, who relied heavily on a cast of warlords to win the election, is in the process of choosing a new cabinet, a decision that will signal how seriously he wants to pursue reform.

  43. confloyd

    I read the other day they have have forbidden Rev Manning from making or posting anymore videos criticizing Obama. That was a week or two ago. Apparently, Rev Manning is compelled to speak his mind and will not be deterred from speaking the Truth, even though he has been threatened with incarceration for saying what we all know to be True.

  44. Obama met his half brother in China while he was there, but what I don’t understand is that they have different last names. They are half brothers by the father, so both should be Obama. They do look alike, but the brother looks alot like Davis. It was apparently on Yahoo yesterday.

  45. White House Reports Billions Lost In Improper Payments For Medicare, Other Government Programs
    Print Share Email Topics: Medicare, Health Costs, Quality

    Nov 18, 2009

    The White House announced Tuesday that billions of federal dollars were spent in improper payments in 2009 and that spending in the Medicare and Medicaid programs accounted for more than half of that total. President Barack Obama will issue an executive order to crack down on the problem, officials said.

    CNN: “The federal government made $98 billion in improper payments in fiscal 2009. … [The] total for improper payments — from outright fraud to misdirected reimbursements due to factors such as an illegible doctor’s signature — was a 37.5 percent increase over the $72 billion in 2008, according to figures provided by Peter Orszag, director of the White House Office of Management and Budget.”

    “In an evening media briefing, Orszag was unable to provide an overall figure for what percentage of the bad payments was due to fraud. He also lacked a breakdown on how much of the total improper payments involved spending on Obama’s $787 billion economic recovery package passed in February. … The increase in the total over the previous year was due in part to improved detection through stricter and expanded accounting methods, Orszag said. … Overall, improper payments for the Medicare fee-for-service program and the Medicare Advantage accounted for $36 billion, or more than a third of the 2009 total. Obama and Democratic leaders say that wiping out waste and fraud in Medicare, including the elimination of more than $100 billion in government subsidies for the Medicare Advantage program in which private insurers supplement standard Medicare coverage, will reduce government health care costs by several hundred billion dollars” (Cohen, 11/18).

    Modern Healthcare: “Medicare and Medicaid improperly paid out $54.2 billion in fiscal 2009, with the rate of Medicare fee-for-service errors more than doubling over the previous year, White House’s budget chief Peter Orszag said. … CMS is reporting a 2009 fee-for-service error rate of 7.8%, or $24.1 billion, compared with 3.6% in 2008. … A development that Orszag described as ‘perhaps more troubling’ was that the error rate in Medicare Advantage claims jumped to 15.4% from 10.6% with no changes in methodology, resulting in $12 billion in improper payments in fiscal 2009” (Blesch, 11/17).

    The Associated Press reports Obama “is expected to sign an executive order within the next week aimed at cracking down on government waste and fraud, particularly in Medicare and other benefit programs. In the 2009 report, the government officially reported questionable Medicare payments of roughly $36 billion, but that amount will be revised upward to about $48 billion next year as the Health and Human Services Department fully converts to a new methodology that imposes stricter documentation requirements. Under the executive order, every federal agency would have to maintain a Web site that tracks improper payments, error rates and outstanding payments. If an agency doesn’t meet targets for reducing error rates for two years in a row, the agency director and responsible official will have to directly report to OMB to explain the delinquency and new actions they will take”

  46. Apparently Obama has lost 25 lbs. since in office. Lamecherry is saying he has lung ca. which is bizarre, but a 25lbs loss of weight is something unusual. He does talk about on one of the interviews. I don’t thing he’s going to run again.

  47. confloyd,

    I’m sorry, I’m still confused on this. I’m staying away from the Oprah interview, or any hostile interviews of Palin.

    Sarah believes in at least some contraceptives, certainly in condoms. So why wasn’t Bristol using them? Was it just a one-time fluke, a condom failure or something?

    (I hate having to talk about their personal life!)

  48. confloyd,

    He lost the weight but says it is normal and that he flunctuates back and forth with being 30 lbs more or 30 lbs less and has done so for years. He is also going grayer but this is the first I heard about lung cancer. Do you have any other verifiable sources?

  49. confloyd,

    He lost the weight but says it is normal and that he flunctuates back and forth with being 30 lbs more or 30 lbs less and has done so for years. He is also going grayer but this is the first I heard about lung cancer. Do you have any other verifiable sources?

    OK I am heartless but I do not care….That zero can whittle down another 100lbs as far as I am concerned…and if it is lung cancer —-he was a heavy smoker and a drug addict!!!!

  50. turndown, Apparently Sarah believes in birth control and safe sex, which is not what the hard right and Bush believed.

    Her daughter apparently wasn’t using them, but Sarah was appalled that her daughter hadn’t used protection. You can’t be with your kids 24/7 and sometimes these decisions are made by kids on the spur of the moment. I can imagine Sarah had spoken to her daughter about it.

    Yea, it is her personal life and Oprah asked it, but its now out there. What Sarah was saying that teenage pregnancy is a fact of life and she wanted to confront it and get it out there so we could change the numbers thru safe sex. Which is really a democratic platform message. It was straight from her mouth. You can’t just preach abstinence, you also have to preach protection. The right is all wrong about this issue and so is the Catholic church.

  51. moononpluto, That section you quote is from a Michael Crowley article in the New Republic. I just read the whole thing, and all he talks about is her “gaffes.” There’s nothing about how she’s changing the role and organization of the State Department, or any of the many positive things in relation to other countries. But that’s no surprise. Crowley is a longstanding Hillary-basher, so heaven forbid he’d write something even remotely balanced.

  52. TRIFECTA!!!

    November 18th, 2009 at 2:09 pm
    Apparently Obama has lost 25 lbs. since in office. Lamecherry is saying he has lung ca. which is bizarre, but a 25lbs loss of weight is something unusual. He does talk about on one of the interviews. I don’t thing he’s going to run again.

    He’s dropping the ball, dropping in the polls, and dropping weight.


  53. What Sarah was saying that teenage pregnancy is a fact of life and she wanted to confront it and get it out there so we could change the numbers thru safe sex. Which is really a democratic platform message. It was straight from her mouth. You can’t just preach abstinence, you also have to preach protection.


    Thank God!

    That’s been obvious from Sarah’s promotion of sex ed/condoms in public school, which began years ago. But it’s good for her to say it loud and clear now!

    Still if Bristol is now speaking on the issue, I hope she’s made a clear statement about why/how her mother’s advice and/or the sex ed in her school didn’t take care of her. There’s a big difference in protection that fails once or getting careless once — and not even trying to protect oneself, ever.

  54. President: Sept. 11 Mastermind Will Be Convicted and Executed

    w w

    I’m not an expert on the law, but won’t statements like this from the President affect the trial to be held in NYC?

  55. The piece on Hillary in the New Republic was very disturbing. It seems that she is being set up as BO’s fall As far as Palin, she is anti-choice despite her so-called efforts to promote safe sex. She also comes off very ill informed on most issues and I certainly would not want her as my president(as a caveat, yes, I would voite for her over our current Potus).

  56. jbstonesfan
    November 18th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    TNR article is a piece of trash, to put it quite bluntly. If you want to feel better, read the Vogue article, which is much more complimentary and positive. SOS Clinton has been getting mostly positve press, but there are always the haters present.

  57. It always happens that when the king is shown to have no clothes, that the media and his drugged followers have to fingerpoint at someone else, namely Hillary.

    More and more I see headlines about Hillary’s “gaffes.” My God! What about the umpteen gaffes this fake potus has made? Does the U.S. still have 57 states? Are Americans still “bitter and carrying guns?” Is Hillary still “nice enough?” Is it still okay to approach rogue nations without any preliminary conditions? Has that worked for him? Has bowing to monsters helped him yet? Does meme still have to “think” about voting for Hillary?

    And on and on.

  58. If Lame Cherry is the source for BO’s weight loss, I wouldn’t bet the farm on it.

    As slender as BO is, you’d think a 25 pound weight loss would show up more on him.

  59. AmericanGal
    November 18th, 2009 at 3:51 pm
    President: Sept. 11 Mastermind Will Be Convicted and Executed

    I’m not an expert on the law, but won’t statements like this from the President affect the trial to be held in NYC?

    The way the faux-left sounded before the election, pre-judgment and absolutism and lack of respect for the Constitution would have followed Bush when he packed up on Jan. 19th, 2009.

    Yet here is Obama saying the trial is already over.

    As for Gitmo, yeah yeah, “We’re going to close it…”. I’ll put that in the large pile of promises that are unfulfilled.

    He lied to get in office, and lies every day.


    Coulda had Hillary. A fighter. From Saturday 11/13.

    Bob H. details in the first paragraph three groups thrown under the bus: young, black, poor.

    But there are many more categories, including “left-leaning journalists who were too blinded by Obama’s “promise” to even bother vetting him”.

    A Recovery for Some

    Published: November 13, 2009
    President Obama’s strongest supporters during the presidential campaign were the young, the black and the poor — and they are among those who are being hammered unmercifully in this long and cruel economic downturn that the financial elites are telling us is over.

    If the elites are correct, if the Great Recession really is over, then these core supporters of the president are being left far, far behind — as are blue-collar workers of every ethnic and political persuasion. Nobody wants to talk seriously about class in America, but the elites are smiling and perusing their stock portfolios while the checklist of Americans locked in depressionlike circumstances just grows and grows: construction and manufacturing workers, young men without college degrees (especially young black and Hispanic men), teenagers, and those who were already poor when the recession began.

    The economic environment for all of these groups is an absolute and utter disaster.

    Now we’re learning that unmarried women are among those being crushed by the epidemic of joblessness. As the Center for American Progress has noted, “The high unemployment rate of unmarried women, and particularly the 1.3 million unemployed female heads of household who are primary breadwinners for their families, is devastating to their financial circumstances and standard of living.”

    Mr. Obama announced this week that he would convene a jobs summit at the White House next month to explore ways of putting Americans back to work. It remains to be seen whether the summit will yield anything substantial. But it’s fair to wonder why the president and his party have not been focused like fanatics on job creation from the first day he took office.

    It was the financial elites who took the economy down, and it was ordinary working people, the longtime natural constituents of the Democratic Party, who were buried in the rubble. Mr. Obama and the Democrats have been unconscionably slow in riding to the rescue of those millions of Americans struggling with the curse of joblessness.

    We’ve been hearing that there are six unemployed workers for every job opening in the U.S., but even that terrible figure is deceptive. There are 25 unemployed construction workers for every job opening in their field, and more than a dozen for every opening in the durable goods industries, according to the Center for Labor Market Studies at Northeastern University in Boston.

    This was not a normal recession, and we are not on the cusp of anything like a normal recovery. The unemployment rate for black Americans is 15.7 percent. The underemployment rate for blacks in September (the latest month for which figures are available) was a gut-wrenching 23.8 percent and for Hispanics an even worse 25.1 percent. The poverty rate for black children is almost 35 percent.

    Wall Street can boast about recovery all it wants, much of America remains trapped in economic hell.

    It will take a monumental leadership effort by the administration and Congress to spark the kind of changes necessary to transform this wretched employment landscape. Ross Eisenbrey of the Economic Policy Institute has written: “By itself, the private sector is unable to create jobs in the numbers the United States needs to obtain a robust, full economic recovery.”

    If that’s true, and I have long believed it to be the case, then we need to rethink our entire approach to employment. Conventional efforts to kick-start economic growth are dwarfed by the vast scale of the problem. Bold new efforts — creative efforts — are needed.

    A recent survey for the policy institute found that one in four families had been hit by a job loss during the past year and 44 percent had suffered either the loss of a job or a reduction in wages or hours worked. Economic insecurity has spread like a debilitating virus through scores of millions of American families.

    What kind of recovery are we talking about if blue-collar workers, and men and women without college degrees, and large percentages of ethnic minorities and the young and the poor are not part of it? And how can any recovery be sustained if economic insecurity is a permanent feature of even middle-class life?

    The financial elites have flourished in recent decades to a great extent because they have had government on their side, with the politicians working diligently to ensure that rules, regulations and tax policies established an environment in which the elites could thrive. For ordinary Americans, it has been a different story, with jobs shipped overseas by the millions and wages remaining stagnant, with labor unions under constant assault and labor standards weakened, with the safety net shredded and the message sent out to workers everywhere: You’re on your own.

    We’ll get a chance to see at President Obama’s employment summit whether anything much has changed.

  61. In in his imnterview, he once again is quick to condem Israel, but never once condems those who are respoinsible for terror in the first place…I use to laugh when the righties said some dems “hate america”, but they may have a point with our current Potus.

  62. JanH
    November 18th, 2009 at 4:41 pm
    here is an example of the mostly garbage coming out

    Jan, consider the sources. Crowley is a Hillary hater and The Weekly Standard is a conservative publication started by Bill Kristol. Foreign Policy, Lowery’s assesment was positive and Vogue article was comprehensive and positive. The conservatives are never going to like her.

  63. confloyd
    November 18th, 2009 at 2:09 pm
    Apparently Obama has lost 25 lbs. since in office. Lamecherry is saying he has lung ca. which is bizarre, but a 25lbs loss of weight is something unusual. He does talk about on one of the interviews. I don’t thing he’s going to run again.


    Confloyd, i saw that article in Globe magazine.

    It stated he is still smoking.

  64. TheRealist
    November 18th, 2009 at 5:12 pm
    oops my mistake. Must have been the boredom of the information.


    NY Times gives Bush credit for at least trying to get judges in who were sympathetic to his views. Obama is apathetic. “Whatever dude; I’m popular”.

    Obama’s Judicial Nominations

    The Obama administration is off to a slow start on judicial nominations, but the Senate, which has delayed in confirming the choices President Obama has made, also bears a good part of the blame. The administration and the Senate leadership should pick up the pace of nominations and confirmations in order to restore some balance to a federal judiciary that was pushed sharply to the right by former President George W. Bush.

    Appointing federal judges, who have enormous power and serve for life, is one of the most important presidential responsibilities. President Bush, who was intent on leaving an ideological imprint on the judiciary, made his nominations quickly and pushed hard to have them confirmed. By the end of his first year, according to a report by the liberal group Alliance for Justice, he had nominated 65 federal judges and 28 were confirmed.

    By that measure — and those of the Clinton and Reagan years — Mr. Obama has moved slowly. As of Nov. 4, he had nominated just 26 appellate and district court judges, and only four of them had been confirmed. Even considering that selecting Sonia Sotomayor for the Supreme Court and getting her confirmed took time, the administration’s pace has been disappointing.

    On the confirmation side, the fault lies with the Senate. Obama nominees who have been reported out of the Judiciary Committee have waited months for a vote from the full Senate, far longer than is necessary.

    Senate Republicans have been doing their best to drag things out. In March, every Republican senator signed an outrageous letter to the White House warning that they would filibuster any nominee from their home states if they did not approve the choice in advance. That was a dizzying reversal. In the Bush years, Senate Republicans professed to be so upset about Democrats’ filibustering that their majority leader threatened the “nuclear option,” which would have eliminated the use of filibusters for all judicial nominations.

    Senate Democrats used the filibuster very selectively against Bush nominees who were true extremists. The real outrage was who was approved. Jay Bybee, the author of the infamous legal memorandums justifying the use of torture, is now a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco.

    The Democrats also allowed J. Leon Holmes to be confirmed to the federal bench in Arkansas. He had made a number of offensive statements about women, African-Americans and gay people. In 1997, he wrote that in marriage, “the woman is to place herself under the authority of the man.”

    Republican senators, by contrast, are unreasonably opposing good nominees who are well within the legal mainstream. A current example is David Hamilton, a distinguished federal district court judge in Indiana who has been nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Chicago. Judge Hamilton has decidedly moderate legal views and strong centrist credentials, including the enthusiastic endorsement of Richard Lugar, an Indiana Republican. Judge Hamilton in no way resembles extreme Bush nominees that Democrats opposed.

    There is a good chance the Senate will vote on Judge Hamilton this week. Republicans who oppose him may be trying to send a message that even moderate nominees will have a rough time so the White House should steer clear of more controversial choices.

    The Obama administration should not be deterred. After eight years of flawed Bush nominations, it should work hard to fill every judicial vacancy with the best possible judges — and it should act as quickly as possible.

  66. Neetabug, I think 30 lbs. for a man of his height is a lot and in a short period of time. I did not think he had that much he could lose, he’s already skinny. He did make mention of it during one of the interviews I saw today. He says he’s fine, but thats a lot of weight. The job is getting to him, he is not use to working that hard and he accepted to job for the parties only.

  67. Is this why our govt is saying that our fight is with AlQueda only??? This is from the Obamafile!

    Saturday, My dear friends Jodie Evans and Max Palevsky, invited Richard and me to join them at their table at a fundraiser at the Armand Hammer Museum in Westwood. It was a good evening for lots of reasons. I had never been to the museum and definitely want to go back. Clearly it is a courageous place, very cutting edge. Then, too, I saw lots of friends I hadn’t seen in a long time and I sat next to Jodie who told me a little about her recent trip to Afghanistan with an American delegation that included a retired colonel, and member the State Department (Army Reserves Col. (Ret.) and ex-diplomat Ann Wright). While there, she met with people ranging from the brother of President Karzai, Afghan members of Parliament, activists, to warlords and members of the Taliban (emphasis added.) Jodie is co-founder of the peace organization, Code Pink, and always willing to go to any lengths to try and find out what’s really going on. Bottom line: everyone she met with wants the U.S. Military out of their country. They feel our presence there has brought more violence rather than security. Please read a short article she wrote about the trip which is on the Women’s Media Center website.

  68. birdgal, Who or what news organization can we really believe?? MSM will certainly tell the truth about his weight. JFK also had problems with keeping weight on, of coarse he had addison’s disease.
    This day and age I would rather believe the GLOBE, nowadays they are more credible than BM.

  69. I wonder what all the uproar is for 5 lbs?? Its hardly worth mentioning and of coarse no one could see just a 5 lbs loss especially in a business suit. So I just don’t know if I believe the spin. We all know they lie like a bunch of thieves.

  70. confloyd
    November 18th, 2009 at 7:37 pm
    I wonder what all the uproar is for 5 lbs?? Its hardly worth mentioning

    Confloyd, if the guy passes gas, it is news. LOL!

  71. birdgal, LOL!! your right! You can’t blame for hoping some unforeseen circumstance would cause him to have to ride off into the sunset and get the hell out of the WH. Its seems the very worst people have an iron constitution and never get sick. I don’t wish it on him, but if he had to suddenly retire I wouldn’t mind at all!

  72. IF BO has lost 30 pounds I still think that on a man as slender as he is it would show up more. Did Lame Cherry “think” Obama had lung cancer or does that blog have a source?

  73. Southern Born, The source is the Globe tabloid, you know the one that broke the John Edwards love child story.

  74. I read the Globe story on Obama. They claim to have a white house source who says his staff is concerned because he has coughing fits and has experienced nausea and lack of appetite. Who knows if any of this is true but the recent photos do show him looking gaunt and even though he’s a skinny guy a mere 5 lb weight loss wouldn’t make him look like that.

    My own take is that he is one of those people who loses his appetite when under stress. If anything his weight loss probably shows that he stressed a lot more by all the controversies he has set in place than he is letting people know.

  75. Forgot to add..the Globe source is saying that staff is concerned about lung cancer because of the symptoms he supposedly has and because he is a major smoker who has not quit. The also cited one specific state dinner or some other dinner event (can’t remember which) where the source says he became ill after eating. Again, this is only one story and the tabloids do sometimes print stories that turn out to be false or just speculation. I do agree with others here however that both the Globe and Enquirer have broken legitimate stories far before the mainstream media.

  76. Several years ago, who would ever have thought that the line between the mainstream media and tabloid journalism would be blurred. Who ever thought the day would come when we’d look at the MSM and say, “Yeah, maybe” or “Oh, sure”, like we did about the tabloids but that’s the state of journalism now. It’s biased and twisted.

  77. I had someone that worked for me that would get overwhelmed, and get so up tight they did not eat, and lost weight. The person was a good worker, so I did not understand the fear.

    Actually, I would rather he not have any health problems, as the VP etc is a mess, and the next person is worse.

    But he is the Messiah, so the LC rumor cannot possible be true. But then I don’t know why he smokes if he is the Messiah.

    Maybe it is just because he can.

  78. Weird, the day when the tabloid rags might even be considered on the same level of honesty as main stream media. How strange things are now.

  79. I think Hillary went to Afghanistan because the Fraud is too scared to and she cares deeply for the troops and she knows their moral is low. They will love her for it.

    I wouldn’t put too much into the Frauds health crisis of “5” pounds. His wife is carrying it for him .

    I love that Rev Manning calls the Fraud “long legged Mac Daddy”.

  80. China govt pleased but ordinary folk cool on Obama


    BEIJING — State media heralded President Barack Obama’s maiden trip to China as a triumph, but ordinary Chinese were largely shielded by their government from his most critical remarks and activists were disappointed by the measured tone of those they did hear.

    One blogger even pined for the tough line taken by former President George W. Bush. “Like a star rushing from one show to another, Obama has come and gone, without stirring the slightest ripples,” blogger Zhao Dezhu wrote in an online post.

    Zhao, who writes a popular blog and twitters under the name Hecaitou, said the visit made him miss Bush who “couldn’t speak with flowery language and even made grammatical mistakes but spoke as plainly as an American farmer.”

    Obama, by contrast, speaks “with sweet but empty words.”

    State media portrayed the two-and-a-half day trip as a slam-dunk for China-U.S. relations, saying a joint statement issued by Obama and China’s President Hu Jintao was a breakthrough to inspire the world. “The Sino-U.S. Joint Statement is as worthy as gold,” trumpeted the state-run 21st Century Business Herald while the Beijing Post said it set “a good example for many other bilateral relations.”

    Among regular folk, there was no such sizzle. Maybe it was the rain in Shanghai or the below freezing temperatures in Beijing, but crowds did not line the streets to catch a glimpse of the president’s motorcade — a marked difference from the well-wishers who have clamored to see Obama in Europe.

    Obama does have a following in China, particularly among youth who see him as an exciting contrast to China’s staid leadership, but his visit seems to have had little effect on even those who like him — possibly because many of his comments were not widely disseminated.

    Several young people interviewed Wednesday said they admired Obama, but none had seen his town hall-style meeting in Shanghai and they based their opinions on photos, state media coverage, or things they’d read about him before. They had little to say about his visit specifically.

    “He has a big fan club among the young people of China, because many of us have seen the adversity he has gone through and we look up to him for inspiration,” Li Yuanyuan, a 24-year-old office worker said during her lunch break in downtown Beijing.

    Han Xuanke, 29, an employee of a technology firm in Beijing’s business district said he was more interested in Obama than he had been in Bush or former President Bill Clinton. “He represents energy and something new and exciting that Chinese politicians don’t have,” Han said.

    The town hall was intended to let the president mix with people like Han and Li, but Beijing ensured it was a tightly scripted affair that few people were able to see because it was only broadcast on one regional television channel.

    Obama’s strongest comments during the town hall were directed at China’s Internet controls. “I’m a big supporter of non-censorship,” Obama said. “I recognize that different countries have different traditions. I can tell you that in the United States, the fact that we have free Internet — or unrestricted Internet access — is a source of strength, and I think should be encouraged.” The critical remarks were played down in the Chinese media and scrubbed from some Chinese Web sites.

    The event was streamed live on the White House Web site, but the connection was choppy and delayed. The State Department said later more than 7,000 Chinese Internet users watched the event — a tiny fraction of the more than 300 million Chinese who are online.

    Chinese bloggers who saw it were grateful that he addressed censorship, but many zeroed in on what they considered Obama’s waffling language.

    “Learn English from Obama: Instead of saying ‘I want to eat,’ say ‘I am a big supporter of non-hunger,'” Wang Pei, a writer based in eastern China’s Hangzhou, twittered on Tuesday.

    Many were watching the town hall closely for how Obama would handle China’s poor human rights record, especially after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in February that the United States would not let such concerns interfere with cooperation with Beijing on global crises.

    Obama spoke broadly about basic freedoms but steered clear of the buzz phrase “human rights.” The next day, he more pointedly raised the issue during a media appearance with President Hu, even touching on rights for minorities — a particular sore spot in China, where Tibetans and Muslim Uighurs seek more autonomy.

    “We do not believe these principles are unique to America, but rather they are universal rights and that they should be available to all peoples, to all ethnic and religious minorities,” Obama said.

    Xue Chen, a research fellow of Strategic Studies at the Shanghai Institutes for International Studies, said Obama’s measured tone on such sensitive topics was a positive development that showed a rethinking of U.S. foreign policy since Bush. “They are now more willing to take the role of a listener. And only in this way can the U.S. interests be better met,” he said.

    For many mainland activists, however, the approach fell short.
    Yang Zili, a Chinese dissident recently freed after eight years in prison for forming a political study group, had been expecting something stronger from Obama.
    “Although Obama mentioned some words such as ‘rights’ and ‘freedom’ in the speech in Shanghai, we expect he can do more to promote the improvement of China’s human rights condition,” he said.

    Zhang Jian, a 30-year-old office worker from north China’s Inner Mongolia region said many Chinese were taking a wait-and-see approach to the new leader. “It’s a trip Obama needs to make. … But I don’t think we’re necessarily going to immediately warm up to the U.S. as a result of one trip,” said Zhang who was visiting Beijing on business. “It will be a relationship built over mutual trust and understanding over time.”

  81. Gonzotx, maybe BO ought to start wearing those really wide black leather belts to make himself look a lot bigger…it works for ME-chelle.

  82. As far as Palin, she is anti-choice despite her so-called efforts to promote safe sex.


    Palin is certainly anti-abortion, though she focuses more on alternatives and contraception than on forbidding abortions. She is on record as favoring sex education about contraception in schools.

    Where do you get ‘so-called’ and do you have cites?

  83. AmericanGal
    November 18th, 2009 at 9:11 pm
    Forgot to add..the Globe source is saying that staff is concerned about lung cancer because of the symptoms he supposedly has and because he is a major smoker who has not quit.

    I thought he was never a heavy smoker, and was just sneaking a couple here and there…but what do I know.

    I was probably basing that off big media spin trying to make him into a fitness buff who enjoys basketball, golf, and watching all kinds of sports, anything that doesn’t involve that whole messy bipartisan political thing.

  84. These may be fighting words for Palin fans, but I have a lot of problems with reading about Hillary/Sarah comparisons.

    Yes, Sarah Palin has suffered at the hands of her party and the misbegotten media and accomplished positive change while governing Alaska, but this is more of a recent occurence. Hillary has been fighting this prejudice and accomplishing accolade after accolade for years and years and has the battle scars to prove it.

    However, while I disagree with many of Sarah’s policies, I do like her Israel stance and that she believes obama is wrong to press for settlement stoppage.

    All in all, I wish her well.

  85. Hillary got into national political issues in college (eg civil rights), campaigned for McGovern in 72. I’m not sure of the decade when she (as Bill’s wife in Arkansas) began to be persecuted.

    Iirc Sarah is about 20 years younger than Hillary and got into politics through PTA (obviously later than college) so obviously she has not been in the arena as long.

    But I think Sarah started making enemies and doing positive things in city politics. So Sarah has been in that pattern much longer than she was Governor. And she did it all on her own, without a politican husband.

    Sarah has been fighting her own party for many years. Hillary was mostly persecuted by the GOP — not by her own party till recently, sfaik.

    The factor I see … is the kind of personality that gets into such fights at all. Girls brought up playing hardball with the boys.

  86. Holder had a boffo performance before the Senate yesterday. He sung his aria to the heaven and lost his voice a number of times through but the mainstream media in the orchestra pit did a brilliant job of covering his gaffs, except for the FOX. After yesterdays performance Holder will be a casualty, and it will not be done in New York because they cannot be done with federal money. Big media will pronounce yet another brilliant decision by Obama. And the band played on, but for a minor unanticipated bump on the good ship destroy America first. That murder istnt gonna tell me where he is tried–we just happen. FOX should keep showing those clips of his dismal performance to the American People over and over and over.

  87. Palin on Abortion, contraception etc…

    Opposes use of public funds for abortions
    Q: Do you support or oppose the use of public funds for abortion (e.g., paying for abortion, promoting abortion, subsidizing organizations that provide or refer for abortion)?

    A: I oppose the use of public funds for elective abortions.
    Source: Anchorage Daily News: 2006 gubernatorial candidate profile Oct 22, 2006

    Pro-contraception, pro-woman, pro-life
    What about the social issues that Alaskans, especially the party faithful who often decide primary elections, may find important? Here’s what Sarah Palin has to say about abortion.

    Palin said last month that no woman should have to choose between her career, education and her child. She is pro-contraception and said she’s a member of a pro-woman but anti-abortion group called Feminists for Life. “I believe in the strength and the power of women, and the potential of every human life,” she said.
    Source: Anchorage Daily News, “Little play,” by K. Hopkins Aug 6, 2006

  88. Holder said: that murderer isnt gonna tell me where he is going to be tried. (We just happen to agree on New York and the game is ali ali all for free.)

    I will give you my take on the Hillary meeting in a minute. I read it differently.

  89. Jan, I agree with what you had to say. Comparing Sarah and Hillary, is almost like comparing apples and oranges. They both grew up playing with the boys, but Hillary is the policy wonk and has years and years of education and experience behind her. Hillary has a much more comprehensive grasp of the issues, and her ability to articulate them has more depth and scope than Sarah. I do think, however, that Sarah has the instincts of a natural politician, whereas, Hillary has developed that skill through her many years of public life. And, I do not think that Sarah is qualified for the presidency.

  90. I was told that Obama has lost 10% of his support among blacks. He has dropped from 90% to 80%. If there was another black candidate in the election a good part of that remaining 80% would abandon him as well.

    The 10% drop is not statistically significant when you are riding as high as he is in the polls. Rather, it is who they are that may be important.

    I am told they are AAs who have made it in life and do not want to see to see more of their race in jail or on drugs. They fear that the welfare state policies Obama believes in will exacerbate that problem.

    Soros perspective is different. He wants a docile controlled population.

    The 10% may be influential within their group and then again they may not. Personally I doubt it but I would like to be wrong. Certainly the first ten percent got it and they are the only heroes in my book.

    Mainstream media will continue to tell us he is the greatest president who ever lived. Given the role they played in putting him in there they are estopped from changing their tune.

    Everybody needs to walk away from NBC, CNN, MSNBC, NYT and ABC. No stimulus monies for them. They can sit around in the rubber room telling whopers to each each other while the rest of the world passes by.

  91. Sarah helping Oprah’s rating! LOL!!

    NOVEMBER 18, 2009
    Sarah Palin gives Oprah biggest audience in two years
    Oprah Winfrey’s interview with former vp candidate Sarah Palin scored the talk show host her highest rating in two years.

    Monday’s episode of “The Oprah Winfrey Show” drew a 8.7 household rating and 13 share — the best since Winfrey had the entire Osmond family on the show in 2007.

    That means Palin also topped Winfrey’s heavily viewed interviews with Whitney Houston at the start of the season.

    Palin is making the rounds to promote her new book, “Going Rogue,” which came out Tuesday.

    Winfrey began the interview by asking Palin if she felt snubbed at not getting an invitation to appear on the show last year. Winfrey said she didn’t have any candidates on her Chicago-based show during the campaign because of her support for President Barack Obama.

    Palin said she didn’t feel snubbed and told Winfrey, “No offense to you, but it wasn’t the center of my universe.”

    Palin said in another interview broadcast Tuesday that a 2012 presidential bid is “not on my radar,” but wouldn’t rule out playing some role in the next presidential election.

    “My ambition, if you will, my desire is to help our country in whatever role that may be, and I cannot predict what that will be, what doors will be open in the year 2012,” she told Barbara Walters.

    When asked whether she’d play a major role, the former Republican vice presidential candidate replied that “if people will have me, I will.

  92. wbboei,

    I am told they are AAs who have made it in life and do not want to see to see more of their race in jail or on drugs. They fear that the welfare state policies Obama believes in will exacerbate that problem.

    Soros perspective is different. He wants a docile controlled population.
    Thats why he wants to legalize drugs, then after a few years he wants to double the price. He wants everyone hooked, then double the price so he can get richer while everyone else will struggle for their fix.
    Yes this is the person who is currently running our country and is well on his way to controlling the world.

  93. I am just guessing–just–guessing about this meeting. I think this might be a showdown but even if it is we may never know it. I think Hillary generally supports the position of McCrystal, and I know Obama does not. Obama wants an excuse to get out of Afghanistan if he can find a way to blame it on someone else. I think he has his opportunity to do that when the election fraud occurred but he failed to act quickly enough. Now we have those leaks coming from undisclosed sources in Washington about what he will or will not do–like the split the baby idea–30k. Whether that came out of the State Department or one of the other organizations is not known. But in the paranoid woman hating mind of Obama, it could well be that he blames her. His campaign advisers like Rice, Power and Jarrett are still in the campaign mode so they are probably feeding his paranoia as well. Under those conditions it is quite possible that he would see this as an opportunity to jump to conclusions as he did with the white cop in Boston, and so many other things. With so many things going wrong for him now, and declining support–except in Big Media he may turn this into a bad scene. I do not expect that he is there to take advice–he does not do that too well except from Soros. If this string of unvalidated assumptions of mine are correct then I hope she pushes back for the good of the country. There are so many icebergs in our path that someone who knows what they are doing must take the con.

  94. Confloyd: that continental congress idea originated with Russo. That is quite a story he told about Nick. I think Russo is telling the truth about what Nick told him. I would need to know more about Nick and whether he was under the influence when he said those things in order to evaluate the story further. It would make a great sci-fi movie.

  95. I was at Starbucks this a.m. and happened to glance at the front of the NYT. There was a lovely picture of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton getting off the plane in Kabul and she had a huge smile on her face. It was a great photo.

  96. Kay,

    Very enlightening article. obama may have inherited Iraq, but Afghanistan is all his. His advisors may honestly want to go after Bin Laden and his pals in Afghanistan, but if it is a losing battle as this article states, then precious lives will have been lost for nothing.

  97. If you redefine the war in Afghanistan as a war only against al Quaeda and ignore the Taliban threat then you do not need an additional 40,000 troops. You can start drawing down the troops that are already there. I think Obamas mind leans in that direction. Also, it is consistent with the what Zbig who is not advising him is advising him. Here is something I wrote on that subject recently, with footnotes deleted to avoid spam:

    Soros had an important partner in his shock doctrine spree through Eastern Europe. His name was Zbignew Brzezinski (hereinafter Zbig). He was the National Security Advisor to President Carter. Zbig is that he is the gruff patriarch of an extended clan of intelligence operatives around which an entire coterie of the intelligence community is grouped. He and his son Mark were involved in these Velvet Revolutions. He was also involved in the overthrow of the Shah of Iran which released Islamic Fundamentalism on the world. He wanted it to radiate up to the soft underbelly of the Soviet Union and cause its collapse. Unfortunately, it did not stop there. It led eventually to 9/11.

    (Note: Brzezinski has a relationship with Obama as well. There is informed speculation that they knew each when Obama was at Columbia. He endorsed Obama in 2007, and is a major player in the foreign policy of this Administration. However, Zbig is not directly involved in the Middle East peace process because of his known bias against Israel. Zbig considers himself to be a grand strategist notwithstanding his dire miscalculation on Radical Islam. In a 2007 book called The Second Chance, he lays out his grand theory that there is an awakening going on in the world; its primary purpose is to achieve “dignity”; that it is trans-ethnic and trans-racial; and it is rooted in state particularism, parochialism, and local control. This theory is the ideal catalyst for the break-up of empires, and the installment of world government. It is implicit in the Cairo Speech, and the often actions he takes or more often fails to take


    H and w stuff.

    They seem to think he did not accomplish much on his Asia trip. His staff says he is laying the foundations.

    I guess I am interested in knowing EXACTLY WHEN DOES LEADING FROM DAY ONE START. I am at the point I would like to actually like the date, as I thought it started mid January 2009. Obviously I was wrong


    Poor little Bambi. His life has come down to this:

    Another op’nin’, another show
    In Philly, Boston or Baltimo’,
    A chance for stage folks to say hello,
    Another op’nin’ of another show.
    Another job that you hope, at last,
    Will make your future forget your past,
    Another pain where the ulcers grow,
    Another opening and another show

  100. His staff says he is laying the foundations.
    Or digging the grave of American influence in the world.

  101. NMF,

    He got nothing in Asia except egg on his face. He wanted assurances that the American dollar/world currency would survive. Didn’t happen. He wanted climate change support. Didn’t happen. His spin masters are now saying that he didn’t expect lavish love from his disciples and kodak moments showing their adoration. The people didn’t come out in droves, but sure enough if the Chinese had allowed his campaigning to be broadcast on television and the crowds had shown up…well they would have milked it to death.

  102. Pat Buchanan questions the KSM trial in NY:

    Are we at war – or not?

    For if we are at war, why is Khalid Sheikh Mohammed headed for trial in federal court in the Southern District of New York? Why is he entitled to a presumption of innocence and all of the constitutional protections of a U.S. citizen?

    Is it possible we have done an injustice to this man by keeping him locked up all these years without trial? For that is what this trial implies – that he may not be guilty.

    And if we must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that KSM was complicit in mass murder, by what right do we send Predators and Special Forces to kill his al-Qaida comrades wherever we find them? For none of them has been granted a fair trial.

    When the Justice Department sets up a task force to wage war on a crime organization like the Mafia or MS-13, no U.S. official has a right to shoot Mafia or gang members on sight. No one has a right to bomb their homes. No one has a right to regard the possible death of their wives and children in an attack as acceptable collateral damage.

    Yet that is what we do to al-Qaida, to which KSM belongs.

    We conduct those strikes in good conscience because we believe we are at war. But if we are at war, what is KSM doing in a U.S. court?

    Minoru Genda, who planned the attack on Pearl Harbor, a naval base on U.S. soil, when America was at peace, and killed nearly as many Americans as the Sept. 11 hijackers, was not brought here for trial. He was an enemy combatant under the Geneva Conventions and treated as such.

    When Maj. Andre, the British spy and collaborator of Benedict Arnold, was captured, he got a military tribunal, after which he was hanged. When Gen. Andrew Jackson captured two British subjects in Spanish Florida aiding renegade Indians, Jackson had both tried and hanged on the spot.

    Enemy soldiers who commit atrocities are not sent to the United States for trial. Under the Geneva Conventions, soldiers who commit atrocities are shot when caught.

    When and where did Khalid Sheikh Mohammed acquire his right to a trial by a jury of his peers in a U.S. court?

    When John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln, alleged collaborators like Mary Surratt were tried before a military tribunal and hanged at Fort McNair. When eight German saboteurs were caught in 1942 after being put ashore by U-boat, they were tried in secret before a military commission and executed, with the approval of the Supreme Court. What makes KSM special?

    Is the Obama administration aware of what it is risking by not turning KSM over to a military tribunal in Guantanamo?

    How does Justice handle a defense demand for a change of venue, far from lower Manhattan, where the jury pool was most deeply traumatized by Sept. 11? Would not KSM and his co-defendants, if a change of venue is denied, have a powerful argument for overturning any conviction on appeal?

    Were not KSM’s Miranda rights impinged when he was not only not told he could have a lawyer on capture, but told that his family would be killed and he would be waterboarded if he refused to talk?

    And if all the evidence against the five defendants comes from other than their own testimony under duress, do not their lawyers have a right to know when, where, how and from whom Justice got the evidence to prosecute them? Does KSM have the right to confront all witnesses against him, even if they are al-Qaida turncoats or U.S. spies still transmitting information to U.S. intelligence?

    There have been reports that in the trials of those convicted in the first World Trade Center bombing, sources and methods were compromised, weakening our security for the second attack on Sept. 11.

    If the trial is held in lower Manhattan, how much security will be needed to protect against a car bomber who wants the world to see a mighty blow struck against the Great Satan? And if, as some suggest, the trial should be held on Governors Island, would that not make the United States look like a nation under siege?

    What do we do if the case against KSM is thrown out because the government refuses to reveal sources or methods, or if he gets a hung jury, or is acquitted, or has his conviction overturned?

    In America, trials often become games, where the prosecution, though it has truth on its side, loses because it inadvertently breaks one of the rules.

    The Obamaites had best pray that does not happen, for they may be betting his presidency on the outcome of the game about to begin.

  103. in what will make the Dem party shit themselves in a bad way is the new polls.


    Bambi – 46% Approval, 53% disapproval. 27 strongly approve, 41% strongly disapprove.

    California Gov : Meg Whitman (R) 41%, Jerry Brown (D) 41% – 15% unsure

    New York Gov: Guliani 47%. Cuomo 49%

    2010 is shaping up to be a very troublesome year. Those states should not even be this close at all for Dems but after seeing what happened in NJ, they better be worried.

  104. Rasmussen Generic Ballot

    Republicans 44% Democrats 38%

    If this continues, Next year is going to be a nightmare and we may lose a lot of good people along with the Obama waste.

    in another poll Sarah Palin is now polling higher than Obama with a 51% favourability rating. I’m just laughing.

  105. moononpluto

    Perhaps those good Dim should have fought harder during the primary and the convention. Of course there were a few that do not deserve this, and did fight to the end. But a lot of them just rolled over and folded in (their words, not mine).

  106. NMF, yup unfortunately sooner or later you have to pay the fiddler for the music you listened to and they picked the wrong tune.

  107. I was told that Obama has lost 10% of his support among blacks. He has dropped from 90% to 80%. If there was another black candidate in the election a good part of that remaining 80% would abandon him as well.

    The 10% drop is not statistically significant when you are riding as high as he is in the polls. Rather, it is who they are that may be important.

    I am told they are AAs who have made it in life and do not want to see to see more of their race in jail or on drugs. They fear that the welfare state policies Obama believes in will exacerbate that problem.

    Soros perspective is different. He wants a docile controlled population.

    The 10% may be influential within their group and then again they may not. Personally I doubt it but I would like to be wrong. Certainly the first ten percent got it and they are the only heroes in my book.

    Mainstream media will continue to tell us he is the greatest president who ever lived. Given the role they played in putting him in there they are estopped from changing their tune.

    Everybody needs to walk away from NBC, CNN, MSNBC, NYT and ABC. No stimulus monies for them. They can sit around in the rubber room telling whopers to each each other while the rest of the world passes by.

    Unfortunately in the voting booth they will still fall that Zero!!!!….they will stick together for their “brother”….

  108. Obama Has Failed the World on Climate Change

    By Christian Schwägerl

    US President Barack Obama came to office promising hope and change. But on climate change, he has followed in the footsteps of his predecessor, George W. Bush. Now, should the climate summit in Copenhagen fail, the blame will lie squarely with Obama.

    The folder labeled “climate change” that George W. Bush left behind for his successor on the desk of the Oval Office in January likely wasn’t a thick one. Although Bush once said that America is overly dependent on oil, he never got beyond that insight. He was too busy waging war on Iraq and searching for a legal basis for extraordinary renditions to pay much attention to the real threat facing humanity. “Forget the climate” seems to have been Bush’s unofficial motto.

    But few people expected that Barack Obama, of all people, would continue his predecessor’s climate change plan. When he took office at the beginning of 2009, it was clear that the success of the UN Climate Change Summit in Copenhagen in December depended almost entirely on the US — that America needed to take a clear leadership role on a problem that could shake civilization to its very core.

    Only if the US manages to reduce its excessive energy consumption, commit itself to mandatory CO2 emission reduction targets and help finance poorer countries’ move away from oil is there still a chance that countries like China and India will do the same and that a dangerous warming of the Earth can be stopped. On the weekend, Obama announced that there would be no agreement on binding rules in Copenhagen. It was the admission of a massive failing — and the prelude to a truly dramatic phase of international climate policy.

    Obama Lied to the Europeans

    Barack Obama cast himself as a “citizen of the world” when he delivered his well-received campaign speech in Berlin in the summer of 2008. But the US president has now betrayed this claim. In his Berlin speech, he was dishonest with Europe. Since then, Obama has neglected the single most important issue for an American president who likes to imagine himself as a world citizen, namely, his country’s addiction to fossil fuels and the risks of unchecked climate change. Health-care reform and other domestic issues were more important to him than global environmental threats. He was either unwilling or unable to convince skeptics in his own ranks and potential defectors from the ranks of the Republicans to support him, for example, by promising alternative investments as a compensation for states with large coal reserves.

    Obama’s announcement at the APEC summit that it was no longer possible to secure a binding treaty in Copenhagen is the result of his own negligence. China, India and other emerging economies have always spoken openly about the fact that the US, as the world’s largest emitter of CO2, has to be proactive in commiting itself to targets agreed on by way of international negotiation. But that is not America’s style. The US is quite happy to see itself as the leader of the Western world. But when it comes to climate change, America has once again failed miserably — for the umpteenth time.

    If the rest of the world were to follow the US example in their approach to fossil fuels, the oceans would not only heat up, but would probably soon begin to boil. American per capita CO2 emissions are about twice as high as those in comparable industrialized nations and many times greater than those of the developing world. The climate change bill that is currently making its way through Congress does not go nearly far enough — and that is Obama’s fault. The bill proposed reducing CO2 emissions by a ridiculous 4 percent relative to 1990 levels, by 2020. Climate researchers believe that reductions of 40 percent or more are required.

    The bill has since been watered-down even more — by exactly the kind of lobbying interests that the new US president had promised to overcome. Obama has neglected to communicate the importance of climate change to his fellow citizens by speaking about it in a major speech or in his much-loved “town hall” meetings. And he has left it to the Europeans to take the lead.

    Americans Do Not Look Beyond Their Own Borders

    Obama’s priorities are wrong. Copenhagen is not just any old summit — it is the long-awaited climax of many years of negotiations, negotiations whose failure was only averted at the last minute at the Bali summit two years ago. Industry and energy companies around the world will use the results of the Copenhagen summit as a benchmark when planning their investments for the coming years and decades.

    Obama was quite happy to make the trip to Copenhagen in October to support his hometown Chicago’s bid to host the Olympic Games. But he is currently leaving open the question of whether he will come to the Danish capital in December for the UN Climate Change Conference. In doing so, he has given other world leaders the signal that they do not need to attend. If the Copenhagen summit, which energy strategists and environmentalists have been preparing for two years, is a failure, then it will mainly be Obama’s fault.

    Admittedly, the Europeans have been slow to make concrete pledges of the billions of euros that are needed to help developing countries combat climate change, but at least they are prepared to make significant CO2 reductions of up to 30 percent, relative to 1990 levels, by 2020. The US, however, is dragging its feet, preferring tactics to strategy — just as was the case under George W. Bush.

    Dreamt Up by Hollywood

    For most Americans, the world beyond the US’s borders is nothing more than an irritating nuisance. For this reason, arguments based on appeals about drowning Bangladeshis, starving Africans and flooded islands in Indonesia have little effect. In Hollywood, the United States has an industry that continually pushes the materialistic ideal of Western prosperity to billions of people around the world, while at the same time bombarding them with apocalyptic visions in the form of disaster movies. Many Americans clearly also believe that real climate change is just something dreamt up by the entertainment industry.

    Obama has proven himself to be unable to put an end to the lies that modern American society is based on. He is unable to overcome the entrenched lobbyists of the oil and coal industries and make the reality clear to his compatriots: They are the worst energy wasters on the planet — and are thus, indirectly, a major threat to world peace in the 21st century. Although they do not enjoy a higher quality of life than Europeans, Americans consume twice as much fossil fuel per capita. Their cars are too big, their homes are not energy-efficient, and they have yet to focus their talents for innovation away from trivial entertainment gadgets and toward renewable energy-technologies.

    The Main Culprit

    It may seem arrogant to take the Americans to task to such a degree. But at least in Europe, many are willing to question their own lifestyle and to look at events beyond their own borders. The Copenhagen summit, which is just three weeks away, is not lost yet. But if the worst-case scenario becomes reality at Copenhagen and at the follow-up conferences — if, in other words, world leaders ignore the findings of the global scientific community — then the US will find itself in a very uncomfortable position. America will be seen as the primary culprit of global warming — and this after the US, with its rampant real estate speculation, has given us a global economic crisis that has not only destroyed assets, but pushed 100 million people worldwide into hunger. With that kind of track record, the US hardly has a claim any more to the leadership of the Western world — let alone a Nobel Peace Prize for its leader.

    A world of flooded coasts, dried-up rivers and disappearing rainforests will lead to massive refugee movements and conflict. The Nobel Committee should postpone the award ceremony for the Nobel Peace Prize from Dec. 10 to Dec. 20. Only if Obama has achieved a convincing deal at the Copenhagen conference will there be a real reason to honor him.,1518,druck-661678,00.html

  109. Now Conyers is off the Kool-aid, I linked a video of Michael Moore saying the same thing. Well will wonders ever cease?

    Admin: can you embed?

    h t t p :/ /www

  110. If this keeps up Obama will become a dirty word, even for the dems, LOL!! To think we could of had Hillary!! When Obama leaves I hope he takes Pooplosi with him.

  111. Will here we go again, the boys club just won’t let her be.

    ARTICLECOMMENTS (846)Updated November 18, 2009
    AP Turns Heads for Devoting 11 Reporters to Palin Book ‘Fact Check’
    by Robert Shaffer ,
    Reviewing books and holding public figures accountable is at the core of good journalism, but the Associated Press’ treatment of Palin’s book seems an unprecedented move at the wire service

    Sarah Palin is no normal politician, and at the Associated Press, apparently “Going Rogue” is no normal book.

    When the former Republican vice presidential candidate and former Alaska governor wrote her autobiography, the AP found a copy before its release date and assigned 11 people to fact check all 432 pages.

    The AP claims Palin misstated her record with regard to travel expenses and taxpayer-funded bailouts, using statements widely reported elsewhere. But it also speculated into Palin’s motives for writing “Going Rogue: An American Life,” stating as fact that the book “has all the characteristics of a pre-campaign manifesto.”

    Palin quickly hit back on a Facebook post titled “Really? Still Making Things Up?”

    “Imagine that,” the post read. “11 AP reporters dedicating time and resources to tearing up the book, instead of using the time and resources to ‘fact check’ what’s going on with Sheik Mohammed’s trial, Pelosi’s health care takeover costs, Hasan’s associations, etc. Amazing.”

    AP spokesman Paul Colford said the organization, with more than 4,000 employees, and 49 Pulitzer Prizes earned for asking the hard questions, has the luxury of putting multiple reporters on major stories. He confirmed 11 people worked on the story, but not all full-time. He refused to say, however, if similar number of journalists were assigned to review other political books, or if Palin has been treated differently.

    “One byline appeared on AP’s Fact Check. Others at AP with knowledge of specific areas covered in the book contributed in varying degrees to preparing the Fact Check quickly on Friday,” his statement read.

    Reviewing books and holding public figures accountable is at the core of good journalism, but the treatment Palin’s book received appears to be something new for the AP. The organization did not review for accuracy recent books by the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, then-Sen. Joe Biden, either book by Barack Obama released before he was president or autobiographies by Bill or Hillary Clinton. The AP did more traditional news stories on those books.

    The attraction to Palin doesn’t appear to be partisan, since AP didn’t fact-check recent political tomes by Republicans Rudy Giuliani or Newt Gingrich.

    The AP, however, regularly writes “fact checks” for major political speeches, such as a September health care speech by President Obama.

    Doug Underwood, a University of Washington journalism professor who covered Washington politics in the late 1970s for Gannett, said Palin brings some negative attention on herself with a history of bad interviews and misstatements. In addition, the press cannot ever be perfectly consistent or fair, he said.

    Still, the media treated Biden and Palin differently, he said.

    Biden’s book “Promises to Keep” became an instant best-seller when he was chosen to be Obama’s running mate, but was not fact-checked by the AP and only received passing interest. In a story last year on Biden’s Vietnam War draft deferments due to asthma, the reporter notes Biden didn’t mention the malady in his book.

    Palin is not the standard presidential possibility for 2012, Underwood said.

    “She’s a figure who’s a politician, but also a part of popular culture,” he said.

    Palin supporters believe 11 reporters poring over every word of her book is excessive- and further proof of the media’s obsession and maltreatment of the hockey mom from Wasilla.

    “They’re obsessed with trying to discredit her,” said Adrienne Ross, New York state organizer for the 2012 Draft Sarah Committee. “Because she’s a conservative woman, they make fun of her accent, comment about her looks. She doesn’t come in the package they want her to come in.”

    Meanwhile, Palin is complaining about the cover of Newsweek that shows her posing in sports gear, including short runner’s shorts, accompanied by the headline: “How do you solve a problem like Sarah?”

    The photo was originally published in the August 2009 issue of Runners World. Palin accused the magazine of being “sexist” for using the photo out of context.

    “When it comes to Sarah Palin, this ‘news’ magazine has relished focusing on the irrelevant rather than the relevant,” she wrote on her Facebook page. “The out-of-context Newsweek approach is sexist and oh-so-ex

  112. Our loopy political hacks no longer represent us and this is how they waste our time and money.


    Twas the month before Christmas*
    *When all through our land,*
    *Not a Christian was praying*
    *Nor taking a stand.*
    *See the PC Police had taken away,*
    *The reason for Christmas – no one could say.*
    *The children were told by their schools not to sing,*
    *About Shepherds and Wise Men and Angels and things.*
    *It might hurt people’s feelings, the teachers would say*
    * December 25th is just a ‘ Holiday ‘..*
    *Yet the shoppers were ready with cash, checks and credit*
    *Pushing folks down to the floor just to get it!*
    *CDs from Madonna, an X BOX, an I-pod*
    *Something was changing, something quite odd! *
    *Retailers promoted Ramadan and Kwanzaa*
    *In hopes to sell books by Franken & Fonda.*
    *As Targets were hanging their trees upside down*
    * At Lowe’s the word Christmas – was no where to be found.*
    *At K-Mart and Staples and Penny’s and Sears*
    *You won’t hear the word Christmas; it won’t touch your ears.*
    *Inclusive, sensitive, Di-ver-si-ty*
    *Are words that were used to intimidate me.*
    *Now Daschle, Now Darden, Now Sharpton, Wolf Blitzen*
    *On Boxer, on Rather, on Kerry, on Clinton !*
    *At the top of the Senate, there arose such a clatter*
    *To eliminate Jesus, in all public matter.*
    *And we spoke not a word, as they took away our faith*
    * Forbidden to speak of salvation and grace*
    *The true Gift of Christmas was exchanged and discarded*
    *The reason for the season, stopped before it started.*
    *So as you celebrate ‘Winter Break’ under your ‘Dream Tree’*
    *Sipping your Starbucks, listen to me.*
    *Choose your words carefully, choose what you say*
    not Happy Holiday !*
    Please, all Christians join together and
    wish everyone you meet during the
    holidays a
    Christ is The Reason for the Christ-mas Season!
    If you agree please forward, if not, simply delete.

  113. Holy Mary

    Apparently Rudy Guiliani has decided NOT to run for NY Governor next year choosing instead to run for Hillary’s old seat against Gillibrand.

  114. What I wouldn’t give to see Pooplosie indicted for voter fraud and impeached for anointing Owens D-23 winner before the reults were legally certifiable to get enough HRC votes.

    From The Gouverneur Times, November 19, 2009.

    “VIRUS in the VOTING MACHINES: Tainted Results in NY-23″

    “GOUVERNEUR, NY – The computerized voting machines used by many voters in the 23rd district had a computer virus – tainting the results, not just from those machines known to have been infected, but casting doubt on the accuracy of counts retrieved from any of the machines.

  115. The reason…

    New polling shows that if Guiliani runs against Gillibrand for the US Senate seat he will wipe the floor with her, first polling indicates, 55% for Guiliani against 40% for Gillibrand.

  116. A world of flooded coasts, dried-up rivers and disappearing rainforests will lead to massive refugee movements and conflict. The Nobel Committee should postpone the award ceremony for the Nobel Peace Prize from Dec. 10 to Dec. 20. Only if Obama has achieved a convincing deal at the Copenhagen conference will there be a real reason to honor him.–der spiegel

    He will sign it. For him it is the path of least resistance. Better to piss on the American People than piss off daddy Soros. Mainstream media will provide cover. Stories about volcano eruptions, freezing ice caps, and how obama took one for the planet. It will double the energy cost for Americans and saddle us with a trillion in additional cost. barack will deliver a spellbinder on why we must act globally and we must learn to be less selfish. Big media will kick scratch and punch eachother like a pack of wild animals to get him to opine on how the world would change if we had the wisdom and courage to live up to his exalted words. Nevertheless Congress may balk.

  117. Any one with legal expertise, can you answer this question for me?

    Since Squat said that KMA would be indicted in a criminal trial isn’t that tampering with the jury and isn’t that a reason to throw out charges against KSM, if Holder does succeed in going the criminal route?

    In answer to Chuck Todd’s question the other day, “Can you understand why it’s so offensive for some for this terrorist to get all the legal privileges of an American citizen?”

    Squat responded, “I don’t think it will be offensive at all when he’s convicted and when the death penalty is applied to him.”

    He’s already poisoned the case! He says from Beijing that he’s going to be convicted and he’s going to be put to death. And so KSM’s lawyers can say, “Hey, this has been prejudged by the president who also admitted my client was tortured.”

  118. Unfortunately in the voting booth they will still fall that Zero!!!!….they will stick together for their “brother”
    You are right if the alternative is a white politican. The only way to beat Obama in that group is with another black politician. Too bad because there are plenty of white politicians starting with Hillary who would do far more for black people than Obama, but for those I have talked to they will vote for him regardless. Identification trumps results.

  119. Presidents are subject to an annual physical and the results are a matter of public record.

    Do you really believe that?

    Did we know about John Kennedy’s health?

    Did anyone hear anything about a woman writing a letter to Glen Beck?
    A friend of mine e-mailed the letter to me. Before i post it i wanted to know if anyone has heard about the letter.

  120. if there is fraud in the 23 district voting machines it is hardly surprising.

    (Note: there may well be a fifth part to the Soros strategy to maintain perpetual power—voting machines. It is like the Secretary of State problem inasmuch as Democrats believe the abuse of these machines began with the Republican Party who controlled the voting machine company—Election Systems Software. The Democrats want to change to a new voting machine company—Segovia AVC Advantage, which has been purchased by a Venezuelan Company which is linked to the government of Hugo Chavez. However, the more critical point is this: whichever voting machines are used they can be hacked and votes can be stolen by writing a computer program which had not been invented at the time that the machine was designed. This has been proven by computer experts at leading universities. This could turn out to be another project for Soros supported Blue State Digital. The answer to this entire dilemma is hand counted paper ballots with a secure chain of custody. . That is the only way to ensure clean elections and restore public confidence.)

  121. Squat responded, “I don’t think it will be offensive at all when he’s convicted and when the death penalty is applied to him.”

    He’s already poisoned the case! He says from Beijing that he’s going to be convicted and he’s going to be put to death. And so KSM’s lawyers can say, “Hey, this has been prejudged by the president who also admitted my client was tortured.”

    This is as a good a green light to the radical islamist world……

    His statement is a message that yes we will convict and hang KSM publicly but underneath th emessage is to accept that death a sacrifice….and this provoke more anti-American feeling…..however he will be accepted by the radical muslims as one their own in helping promoting this “sacrifice for their cause”….

  122. moononpluto
    November 19th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Those numbers will drop like a rock if he actually declares he’s running, for anything…nobody likes Rudy in NY, take it from someone who lives there.

  123. neetabug
    November 19th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Presidents are subject to an annual physical and the results are a matter of public record.

    Do you really believe that?

    Did we know about John Kennedy’s health?

    There are a lot of things that went unreported half a century ago, like JFK’s Addison’s disease for instance, or his sexcapades,. People’s personal lives were not fair game then. I am not a conspiracy theorist. The president submits to an annual physical, it’s easy to look them up. Reagan had pictures of his colon on the news for a week when he had polyps removed. So, yes I believe that the president’s health is a matter for the public record, because it is.
    Leave me to my rational delusions…


    Obama arrived on the base 3:19 p.m. local time (1 a.m. Eastern Standard Time) and received a rousing welcome from 1,500 troops in camouflage uniforms, many holding cameras or pointing cellphones to snap pictures.

    “You guys make a pretty good photo op,” the president said.

    Standing on a riser wearing a blue suit and red tie, with a cluster of troops and a large American flag behind him, Obama expressed “the gratitude of the American public” and said his meetings in four countries over eight days in Asia will help deliver a “safer, more prosperous world for all of us.”

    He got a huge cheer when he told them he was increasing military pay. “That’s what you call an applause line,” he said, before boarding his jet and taking off at 4:11 p.m.
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  125. Those numbers will drop like a rock if he actually declares he’s running, for anything…nobody likes Rudy in NY, take it from someone who lives there.

    I hope that is true. I like Gillibrand-so far.

  126. Those numbers will drop like a rock if he actually declares he’s running, for anything…nobody likes Rudy in NY, take it from someone who lives there.

    I hope that is true. I like Gillibrand-so far.

    I like Gillibrand too BUT I ALSO DO NOT WANT TO SEE A 60 DEM MAJORITY!!!!

    So I am willing to accept anybody who can take on BO after 2010 until 2012….

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