Rubio, Palin, Bachman, Brown – The Damage Done

November 2010 will be inventory day for the Dimocratic Disaster wrought by Barack Obama. We at Big Pink can already see the damage done.

Fox News is the dominant news outlet and all, Al Sharpton and Barack Obama included, bow to its power by appearing on Fox programs. Fox News increasingly, when compared to its dull rivals reeking of Lost Weekends on Hopium, is seen as “Fair And Balanced”. “Air America” whose hosts attacked Hillary Clinton and worshiped Obama, no longer exists. The “liberal/progressive blogosphere” is but a chorus of castrati now, singing unpopular tunes off key and off pitch. The once powerful Big Media outlets in print and broadcast are either dying or making moves to shift to Tea and away from Hopium.

But it is the political party futures market where we see the structural damage done. Before the treachery by the Democratic establishment to gift Obama the party nomination and trash Hillary Clinton, the future clearly belonged to the Democratic Party. Supposedly, the Democratic Party was positioned demographically for long term dominance and generations of electoral victory, IF the party provided experienced leadership which bettered the lives of Americans.

Much of the above we are discussing in our series of articles “Mistake In ’08”. Today we look at the Republican inventory sheet.

This coming weekend, the Southern Republican Leadership Conference will open and Republican leaders will assess the quality of White House contenders. But there is no need to watch the convention happenings this weekend to see the future for Republicans.

Sarah Palin managed to rouse at least 10,000 people to travel to see her in remote, hardscrabble, Searchlight, Nevada recently. Yesterday Palin appeared with Michelle Bachman, guns blazing. Tim Pawlenty was there too, but not many cared.



Palin obviously mocked Obama by praising those who love their freedom and “patriots who love their country”. Palin mocked Obama by praising those “proudly clinging to your guns and religion”. Palin praised Michelle Bachman and hockey moms too. The crowd of 11,000 loved the sisterhood on stage. But the story was the almost 100% crowd of women. Palin also noted, with a pride that should bring a chill to the hardened hearts of Obama Dimocrats, the role of women as the majority force and majority leadership of the Tea Party movement.

At some point, someone in the Tea Party movement will notice that the sexually charged mock “teabaggers” is a misogynistic assault. “Teabagging”, without getting overly descriptive, involves the “tea bag” appearance of the male scrotum especially as it is dominantly swung over a passive face. At some point, someone in the Tea Party movement should call out the misogynists and sexists who demean women of the Tea Party movement in the vilest of misogynistic terms.

Perhaps that someone will be Sarah Palin or Michelle Bachman. Sarah Palin last night quoted Margaret Thatcher “In politics, if you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.” Palin added her own memorable and quotable “Behind every good and productive man, stands a very surprised woman.”

Other than Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side, is there another woman politician that garners the same audiences and ratings and star power as Sarah Palin and to a lesser extent, Michelle Bachman? Not Pelosi with her refrigerator talk, not M.O., not any of the Senators, not Ginsberg on the Court, not any talkers like Maddow or Huffington, not Caroline, none.

The “hot” women in politics today, other than a deliberately undercover Hillary Clinton, are on the Republican side. And by “hot” we are not talking sex, we are talking hot political firepower that can fire up a crowd, after having the ability of being able to gather a crowd (as Bart Stupak will soon find out when he gets Tea Partied).

The “hot” white guy is also on the Republican side. Scott Brown did not run in a Republican state but in THE Democratic state. And he won. Is there any white Dimocrat that can match Brown’s star power? Bill Clinton still has fire power but he is not running for political office. Al Franken is as close as it gets, but it is doubtful he can gather massive crowds in a Republican region they way Scott Brown is able to do in a clearly Democratic region. Al Gore, can he gather a crowd outside of Move-on members?

Howard Dean can tingle the legs of his Big Blog boys but few others. John Kerry could not gather a crowd at a Heinz factory. Kaine is a joke, Biden is a joke waiting to happen, as is the rest of the Dimocratic leadership. Reid of Searchlight? – can he attract anyone to his remote hometown?

The black guy that was supposed to lead to generations of Democratic dominance? Al Gore is running away from him now because of oil drilling, not because of failed weatherization job projects. Jobs too continue to flee the country as Obama continues his la-dee-da “focus” on jobs while traveling overseas to oversee new disasters.

Barack Obama can’t save himself or his job or American jobs (let alone others:

Two weeks after President Obama signed the new health care bill, opposition to it remains strong. In addition, the president’s legislative victory did not help his job approval rating, which hit a new low in a Fox News poll released Thursday.

The poll also finds more voters would punish rather than reward incumbents who voted for the health care bill, and that the Democratic win did nothing to energize the party faithful for the midterms.

President Obama’s overall job approval rating dropped to a new low of 43 percent. Nearly half — 48 percent — disapprove. In mid-March, it was 46-48 percent. His current rating among Democrats (80 percent) and independents (38 percent) are among his lowest ratings with these groups. He is now in single digits among Republicans (7 percent). By comparison, former President George W. Bush’s approval among Democrats went as low as 4 percent.

The poll finds by a 54 to 39 percent margin, American voters oppose the new health care law. Just prior to the bill’s passage, 55 percent opposed, while 35 percent favored the overhaul.

Among the key group of independent voters, 38 percent favor the law and 55 percent oppose it. When voting this November, more than twice as many independents say they are less likely (39 percent) to vote for a candidate who favored the bill than say more likely (18 percent).

Even Democrats are drifting away.

It is the story of Latinos that is most intriguing. John McCain tried to woo Latinos and failed. George W. Bush tried to woo Latinos in Texas and in some part succeeded. George W. Bush tried to woo Latinos as President and even Karl Rove tried to woo Latinos. It’s the big growing demographic group which the Obama Dimocrats have pointed to as the key to generations of victories.

Obama Dimocrats thought for sure Latinos will vote Dimocratic in the future. But is that the case? Latinos are in some large part socially conservative. But there has never been a national Latino leader to gather that force. Bill Richardson had a rather “anglo” name but as a Latino had a shot at national leadership. But Judas Richardson finds himself hanging from a tree these days. Cesar Chavez has been long dead and was never an electoral figure. Henry Cisneros long ago was thought of as a potential national figure but his day has passed. Antonio Villaraigosa is also a spent force.

The Republicans have Marco Rubio.

Marco Rubio’s remarkable fundraising haul — $3.6 million this quarter, he just announced — is a reminder of the scale of his stardom inside the Republican Party, all of whose core constituencies seem to like the guy.

He’s already hearing every day (and brushing it off) that he should run for president in 2012, and at the inevitable moment in the cycle (as in every party, every cycle) when Republicans panic about their field of nominees, he’s likely to be uniquely attractive: young, conservative, Hispanic and from a swing state besides.

Imagine Marco Rubio on a national ticket. Would Latinos, massed in key electoral states such as California, New Jersey, New York, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona consider a vote for the “hot” Latino with the best chance ever to place a Latino in the White House? Is such a possibility the ultimate nightmare for identity politics advocates in the Dimocratic Party? We saw in 2008 how African-Americans, except for the brave few, turned their collective backs on a tried and true friend to advocate for a never before seen pig-in-a-poke who every day damages them. Is it possible that Latinos scorn the Dimocratic Party in order to go with the “hot” Latino guy? You betcha!

The buzz for a Rubio candidacy is broad, and deep. Observers like Matt Lewis have made the case publicly, and my impression is that if a swath of conservative leaders haven’t talked up his candidacy, it’s only because they haven’t been asked. I was talking to the Southern Baptist Convention’s Richard Land earlier this year for another story when he brought Rubio up, unasked.

“The longer nobody catches fire, the more space there is for Marco,” he said.  “It wouldn’t be unheard of for a freshman senator from Florida to be the nominee — particularly one who was speaker of the [Florida Assembly].

“He’s got more experience than Obama had,” Land continued. “There are a lot of Hispanics in this country who would find someone with Marco’s ethnic background very appealing. Although I like Sarah [Palin], I think Sarah’s got a lot more impediments to a nomination than Marco Rubio does.”

Obama Dimocrats trashed the value of experience in 2008, and now that trash can easily be dumped on their heads. A young, inexperienced, racially well positioned, good looking, well spoken elected official – that’s Marco Polo Marco Rubio.

The echoes of Obama are unmistakable, and the context of Obama both removes Rubio’s youth and inexperience as issues and intensifies the Republican need for a new face.

The argument is made that Marco Rubio needs an easy victory in Florida so that he can campaign around the country and collect “chits” if he wants to be a national figure. But Marco Rubio is already a national figure. Marco Rubio can raise as much money as needed.

What does Marco Rubio need as a next step that Obama had in abundance? Marco Rubio needs a compliant Republican leadership that will secure him the nomination and stab all others in the back the way the Democratic leadership stabbed Hillary Clinton in the back. And do not think that is such a far fetched scenario.

Other than Palin, the rest of the Republican field for president is dull as dish water. Romney? Does anyone other than a Mormon on the Romney payroll think that Romney has a chance of victory? Huckabee? We can never get past that comic name. Pawlenty? No one noticed he was in attendance at the Palin event. Paul Ryan? Too bookish and too Obamaish for Republicans. Jindal? New Orleans will rise above sea level faster than Jindal will rise to national stature. Only a McDonnell or a Brown have the glow to take top billing away from a Palin or a Rubio.

Obama Dimocrats thought they would profit from treachery and top of the ladder backstabbing. It benefited Barack Obama. But the Dimocratic Party gets no benefit. Barack Obama benefits Republicans.

Instead of respect for experience and trust in a true Democrats who fought for core Democratic principles all her life, the Democratic Party fell for a flash in the pan promoted by the treacherous Democratic establishment. Instead of attacking misogyny and sexism the Democratic establishment emboldened it.

Now we have the worse of all worlds: Experience is a devalued commodity instead of a necessary ingredient for leadership. Women leaders are headlining events on the Republican side while women iron shirts in the Dimocratic kitchen. The Tea Party movement is boiling while PINO Big Blog boys stew in their own frequently released juices.

The Damage Is Done. Hopium kills. It’s a setting sun.



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55 thoughts on “Rubio, Palin, Bachman, Brown – The Damage Done

  1. This came after we published – from Gallup (which confirms findings from previous polls which were attacked by Dimocrats):

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/127262/Democratic-Party-Image-Drops-Record-Low.aspx#1

    Americans’ favorable rating of the Democratic Party dropped to 41% in a late March USA Today/Gallup poll, the lowest point in the 18-year history of this measure. Favorable impressions of the Republican Party are now at 42%, thus closing the gap between the two parties’ images that has prevailed for the past four years.

    Gallup last measured party images in late August/early September of last year. At that point, the Democratic Party enjoyed an 11-point favorable image advantage over the Republican Party. Now, the favorable ratings of the two parties are essentially tied.

  2. Netanyahu won’t attend Obama publicity stunt (though it’s doubtful this is the real reason):

    http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3873471,00.html

    Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not be heading to Washington next week for the nuclear summit organized by US President Barack Obama.

    The PM made the decision Thursday after finding out that several Muslim states intend to bring up Israel’s failure to sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty. Earlier, the PM’s Office issued an official statement announcing the trip.

    “In the last 24 hours we received reports about the intention of various states that will be present at the Washington conference to go beyond the issue of preventing nuclear terror,” a senior source in Jerusalem said. “These states intend to exploit the occasion in order to slam Israel. The prime minister expressed his displeasure over these intentions, and he will therefore not be traveling to the summit.”

    “Israel is usually represented by ministers or specialists at international conferences dealing with this subject,” the source added.

    Minister for Intelligence Affairs Dan Meridor will be representing Israel at the conference instead of Netanyahu along with an expert team.

  3. Well done, Admin. This statement says it all:

    “Women leaders are headlining events on the Republican side while women iron shirts in the Dimocratic kitchen.”

    And anyone who got behind this boobery and misogynistic abuse in ’08 should have known better.

  4. I posted this earlier over at Hillbuzz…I hope Sarah, Michelle and their supporters rise above the usual petty politics and shine as beacons that leave the hypocrites in their dust…

    S – Angeltour Says:

    April 8, 2010 at 11:20 am
    …a bit off topic but I believe the Palin supporters read Hillbuzz…

    I was happy to see Sarah and Michelle together at that big rally yesterday and caught their interview with Hannity last night…

    may I suggest to Palin supporters and especially to Sarah and Michelle that when they are baited by Sean to suggest that only Republican women are the targets of sexism and attacks…that these Republican women take the high road, unlike what the Liberal women did to Hillary…

    I want to hear Sarah and Michelle speak out and say ‘No’ Hillary was always the target of this BS too…they know it, Sean’s knows it (he was a big part of it) and we all know it…so let’s call it like it is…

    I have become an Independent and I think many of us want to hear the TRUTH these days…

    Sarah and Michelle have a unique opportunity to stop the baiting of all the partisans against WOMEN…IT comes from both male and female…from both political parties…to just call it like it is…Sarah has been thru it and she knows what is going on…she has already spoken out for Hillary…now is not the time to go silent…

    I was disappointed that when Sean baited Sarah and Michelle with “Can you imagine if anyone ever treated Hillary like this?”…
    disappointed that Michelle fell for it and agreed with him…and Sarah just sat quiet and changed the subject…

    Sarah has alot of Hillary supporters who have her back…I am counting on her to get past the usual political back and forth and genuinely speak out for women…all women…even if she has to CORRECT Sean Hannity…

    … if she has the strength to be honest about that she will have left the petty, partisan, hypocritical women and men in her shadow…

    Sarah…and Michelle…take the high road for women…all women…the time has come…

  5. Sickening, isn’t it, that the woman who almost shattered the glass ceiling is nowhere to be seen these days.

    Although I confess I am stunned at her silence and inaction in light of Squat’s recent dangerous policies, like cutting back on US nukes, throwing Israel under the bus, banning the use of the term Islamic terrorist….

    Every day he and his policies endanger the country more and more and HRC has to know this.

    Why is she still hanging around?

    Notice there is ZERO mention of the nuke treaty with Russia in lame stream media. I wonder if the HCR boondoggle wasn’t meant to distract from other maneuvers.

    Sorry for the cynicism but I am increasingly troubled by HRC’s continued association with the destroyer.

  6. basil, HRC has somehow managed to establish herself in a quarantine zone within the Obama administration. She plays “bad cop” when she needs to establish cred. She’s got cred as SoS, yet her well-known rift with Obama provides her with the cover she needs.

    For instance, Israel wants to retaliate at Obama, but they know that Hillary is only trying to be seen as siding with Obama; they know they’d be able to trust her if she was in charge.

  7. Glad Bibi will not attend as Bambi and his Muslim brothers from Turkey and Egypt turn it into another anti-Israeli forum.

  8. For instance, Israel wants to retaliate at Obama, but they know that Hillary is only trying to be seen as siding with Obama; they know they’d be able to trust her if she was in charge.

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    Karsai, only trusts Hillary now or why did he call her to clarify his remarks….Obama is a danger to this country!

  9. BACKLASH

    latimesblogs.latimes.com/dcnow/2010/04/healthcare-flap-tea-party-target-stupak-talks-to-family-about-reelection-bid.html

    Stupak considers reelection bid amid healthcare backlash
    April 7, 2010 | 6:56 pm

    The two top-ranking Democrats in the U.S. House fear Rep. Bart Stupak may retire after drawing fierce criticism during the healthcare debate and have urged him to seek reelection, congressional aides told the Associated Press on Wednesday.

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer phoned Stupak recently and encouraged the Michigan Democrat to run for a 10th term, said two Democratic House leadership aides who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about the private conversations.

    A statement released by Stupak’s office said he always consults with family and constituents before deciding whether to seek reelection.

    “This year is no different,” the statement said. “In the meantime, campaign plans are proceeding and the congressman is pleased with the outpouring of support across his district. In fact, he’s already acquired over a thousand signatures needed to file for reelection on May 11.”

    Stupak led a small group of House Democrats who withheld support for the healthcare overhaul until the last minute because of fears it would allow public money to be spent on abortions.

    After President Obama agreed to sign an executive order pledging no federal funding for elective abortions covered by private insurance, Stupak’s bloc cast the votes that provided the legislation’s narrow victory.

    Since then, Stupak has become a symbol for critics of the overhaul.

    The Tea Party Express kicked off a $250,000 television and radio blitz in his district Wednesday.

    “Bart Stupak has lost touch with the people of Michigan, and he has betrayed the public’s trust. It’s time to vote him out of office,” said Mark Williams, the group’s chairman.

  10. PA. BACKLASH: 12% POINT SWING AGAINST SPECTER

    latimesblogs.latimes.com/dcnow/2010/04/poll-toomey-pulling-ahead-of-pa-sen-specter.html

    Poll: Toomey pulling ahead of Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania Senate race
    April 8, 2010 | 9:20 am

    A new poll shows the conservative who drove Pennsylvania Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter out of the GOP is pulling ahead of him in the Senate race.

    The Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday shows Republican Pat Toomey leading Specter 46% to 41%. The margin of error is plus or minus 2.6 points.

    Polling a month ago showed Specter ahead 49% to 42%. Toomey also leads Specter’s key primary challenger, Rep. Joe Sestak, 42% to 34%.

    Toomey is considered the front-runner for this year’s GOP nomination. He narrowly lost to Specter in the 2004 Republican primary.

    Polls have shown Specter and Toomey trading places in front since this year’s race began.

  11. Good one, Admin. Enjoyed reading it. There is NO Democrat right now of good standing, man or woman who commands attention like those women on the Republican side and Rubio is a real threat for the Latino vote. They put all their eggs in “Obama” basket but he does not care about the party — he is set for life.

  12. Gingrich tells it like it IS! At least doing something constructive rather than kvetching about Hillary…
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    Gingrich: Obama is ‘most radical president ever’

    NEW ORLEANS – Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a potential presidential candidate in 2012, called Barack Obama on Thursday “the most radical president in American history” who oversees a “secular, socialist machine.”

    Gingrich reminded conservative activists why he was one of the nation’s most polarizing leaders in the 1990s, opening the Southern Republican Leadership Conference with a biting assessment of Obama’s policies.

    “The most radical president in American history has now thrown down the gauntlet to the American people: ‘I run a machine. I own Washington and there’s nothing you can do about it,'” Gingrich said. He urged his fellow Republicans to stop what he called Obama’s “secular, socialist machine.”

    Highly charged words, for sure. But that’s standard fare at the three-day GOP gathering that is drawing several presidential hopefuls. Friday’s headliner is former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100409/ap_on_re_us/us_republicans_gingrich

  13. Newt coins another gem..

    “We Need a President, Not an Athlete”

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20002098-503544.html

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    The fact that the posted link is fraught with static interference is indicative Gingrich has most definitely struck a sensitive nerve in the Obama camp. If these words go viral, they have a future as a slogan defining Obama’s performance in simple terms.

  14. Newt coins another gem..

    “We Need a President, Not an Athlete”

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20002098-503544.html

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    The fact that the posted link is fraught with static interference is indicative Gingrich has most definitely struck a sensitive nerve in the Obama camp. If these words go viral, they have a future as a slogan defining Obama’s performance in simple terms.
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    A wannabe athlete. Don’t know too many athletic smokers myself. He wants to portray that, but he is sub par, as in all things. Newt gives him WAY too much credit, where credit is not due.
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    Excellent once again!

  15. A NOT SO DISTANT MIRROR
    wbboei

    The liveliest intellects of our time have praised the Obama campaign effusively for defeating the Clinton Machine and rolling over the Republicans.

    But how many of those brilliant people would persist in their delusion if they realized that many aspects of it were drawn from the playbook of an earlier Messiah named Adolph Hitler?

    Consider the evidence:

    1. Both men rose to power in a “time of crisis” and “promised deliverance”. In Hitler’s case, it was a depression and war guilt over World War I. He promised a Golden Age. In Obama’s case it was a recession and war guilt by the elites over the Iraq War. He promised hope and change.

    2. Both men had a “messianic complex”, and practiced what Jung psychologists call “creative visualization”. In Obama’s case, he studied the racist sermons of his spiritual advisor Reverend Wright and practiced them with a teleprompter and mirror.

    3. Both men had an inherent ability to “manipulate others”. Obama has been quite open about this. When he was told that the public would object to something he planned to do he stated plainly: “I can make them believe anything I want them to believe”.

    4. Both men used “symbols, stagecraft and visual effects” to create a cult following. Hitler used the Nuremberg Rallies where he descended from the clouds. Obama used rock concert appearance replete with music, lights, sexual imagery and big media to the same reason.

    5. Both men had “compliant media” experts to guide them. Hitler had Lennie Riefenstahl. Obama has big media. In both cases the media people abdicated their professional roles, and created a propaganda mill to seduce the population and scapegoat legitimate adversaries. Not surprisingly, Axelrod was once a reporter for the Chicago Tribune.

    6. Both “appealed to the subconscious” of their audience in order to “impose their will” upon them. This is done through the speech pattern, and measured cadences, punctuated by wild fury and emanations of hatred. In Obama’s case, this black magic came from Reverend Wright.

    7. Both created a “cult” following who would practice “blind loyalty” and will “viciously attack” any adversary. In Hitler’s case, it was the SS (Schutzstaffel), and Hitler Youth. In Obama’s case, it is the Black Panthers, ACORN, Move-on.org, Daily Kos, Talk Left and free lancers.

    8. Both played the “race card”, albeit in a somewhat differently. Hitler used it wantonly and aggressively whereas Obama uses it selectively and obliquely. In private, it comes out more blatantly as we saw with Obama’s condescension toward white people who live in small towns, etc.

    9. Both rely on “archetypes” common to that culture. Hitler presented himself as the archetype was Siegfried the symbol of Teutonic valor who would defend Germany against it enemies. Obama presented himself as a post racial figure who would exorcise the ghost of slavery.

    Conclusion: does this mean Obama is Hitler? No. Nevertheless, these similarities are critical. Why? Because they help to explain the fatal attraction many have toward Obama, and why they refuse to see that Obama is the Destroyer of Worlds.

  16. This is from the Burnt Orange Report in Texas…

    Arianna Huffington in Austin

    by: TFN
    Mon Apr 05, 2010 at 11:06 AM CDT
    ( – promoted by Karl-Thomas Musselman)

    To celebrate our 15th year, the Texas Freedom Network is bringing Arianna Huffington to Austin for a very special evening. One of the most influential women in the media, Huffington will share her unique insights on the current political climate, as well as the far-reaching effects of the resurgence of extremism – including the damage done by the far-right faction of the Texas State Board of Education. The event will take place on Monday, May 3rd at 7 p.m at Congregation Agudas Achim (Dell Jewish Community Campus) located at 7300 Hart Lane Austin, Texas 78731. Tickets cost $25 and are available at http://www.tfn.org. Seating is limited, so it is recommended you buy your tickets today.

  17. A most excellent post; it seems women and Republicans are ‘rising to the top’ despite the best efforts of The People’s self-proclaimed benefactors.

  18. Good advice RGB44.

    But I am increasingly worried about what squat is doing to the country. He really is trying to destroy it. And HRC has to know.

    As for those who accuse others of ‘kvetching’ about HRC, get a life.

    Criticism is not kvetching although to be honest that’s such an ugly friggin word I guess I’m not entirely suire what it means.

    But anyone who can back Gingrich after he orchestrated the blue-dress near impeachment of one of our best presidents, well, maybe some purging is in order. Some kvetching and purging.

  19. I has offended by lecture that FLOTUS MO gave to a gathering oy young children on obesity and junk food.She refered to these youngsters as “you guys’ and repeated :You know” you know” over and over.While she and BO produce their oun foods on the spacious WH lawns with an army of gardeners paid by the taxpayers.The Royal Couple
    must eat well as part of their redistribution plans.Fire them all and let them eat what we eat.Shop Wal-Mart.Like most of we common Peons.

  20. Important speech today by HRC at 3:3o
    Sunday she and Bob Gates on “Meet The Press

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    Dipnote – Offical Blog of the U.S. State Dept.

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    Watch Live: Secretary Clinton’s Remarks on Nuclear Nonproliferation at University of Louisville
    International Roma Day
    The New START Treaty and Protocol
    Secretary Clinton Outlines Nuclear Security Strategy in International Op-Ed
    Assistant Secretary Valenzuela’s Trip to Ecuador
    Watch Live: Secretary Clinton’s Remarks on Nuclear Nonproliferation at University of Louisville

    Posted: 08 Apr 2010 07:39 PM PDT

    Secretary Clinton will deliver remarks entitled “No Greater Danger: Protecting our Nation and Allies from Nuclear Terrorism and Nuclear Proliferation” at the University of Louisville as part of the McConnell Center’s Spring Lecture Series, in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday, April 9 at 3:30 p.m. The remarks will be carried live on http://www.state.gov and DipNote.

  21. This may have already been posted, however, I just heard on FOX that Bart Stupak is resigning and will announce it today.

  22. Who said she is not running again.Hillary is the smartest and best qualified person on the political scene that can save us from the disaster that BO (with the help of the Don of the Chicago Mob )has inflicted on the entire wworld.Glenn Beck in this case is correct in his statement that we need the restoration of three principals to guide all of us regardless of uor religious prefrences “FAITH HOPE CHARITY”

    Now take a good look and remember Hillary has already chosen her path to saving our country.Time and place are hers to divulge to her countrymen and countrywomen.

    Daily Appointments: Daily Appointments Schedule for April 9, 2010
    Fri, 09 Apr 2010 07:37:50 -0500

    Daily Appointments Schedule for April 9, 2010

    Washington, DC

    April 9, 2010

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    SECRETARY OF STATE CLINTON

    Secretary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates tape joint interviews with ABC’s “This Week,” CBS’s “Face the Nation” and NBC’s “Meet the Press” to air on Sunday, April 11.

    3:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton delivers Remarks Entitled “No Greater Danger: Protecting our Nation and Allies from Nuclear Terrorism and Nuclear Proliferation” as Part of the University of Louisville McConnell Center’s Spring Lecture Series, in Louisville, Kentucky.
    (OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
    The event will be live-streamed on http://www.state.gov and shown on BNET and in the PA Conference Room (2208) at the Department of State. For more information, click here.

    DEPUTY SECRETARY JACK LEW AND USAID ADMINISTRATOR RAJ SHAH

    Deputy Secretary Lew and USAID Administrator Shah are traveling to Pakistan and Afghanistan on separate, but coordinated trips. This is Dr. Shah’s first trip to the region as USAID Administrator. They will assess staffing and budget resources, review civilian and security assistance programs, and efforts to promote governance and economic reform.

    UNDER SECRETARY ROBERT HORMATS FOR ECONOMIC, ENERGY AND AGRICULTURAL AFFAIRS

    Under Secretary Hormats travels to China and Vietnam from April 6-13 for bilateral meetings and to participate in the Bo’ao Forum for Asia (the Chinese Davos Forum).

    ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR WESTERN HEMISPHERE AFFAIRS ARTURO VALENZUELA

    Assistant Secretary Valenzuela travels the week of April 5 to Ecuador, Colombia, and Peru. He concludes his trip in Peru, where he will meet with high level government officials, political and economic analysts, and examine the Peruvian government’s comprehensive approach to confronting drug trafficking. For more information, click here.

    ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR AFRICAN AFFAIRS JOHNNIE CARSON

    Assistant Secretary Carson is traveling to France, the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa), and the United Kingdom from April 8 to April 19. He begins his trip in Paris, where he delivers a speech on Transnational Security Challenges in Africa. For more information, click here.

    DEPUTY SPECIAL ENVOY ON CLIMATE CHANGE JONATHAN PERSHING

    Deputy Special Envoy Pershing leads the U.S. Delegation to the UNFCCC Meetings April 9 -11 in Bonn, Germany.

    PRESS BRIEFING SCHEDULE

    1:00 p.m. Daily Press Briefing.

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  23. Thank ABM90

    O’s tricks and fraud might have stolen the nomination from HRC, but it is alway so obvious, when you print her schedule who could do the job from day one.

  24. And perhaps some more damage coming from something that’s supposed to stay under the rug.
    For the record: I care not where Obama was born. The fact that he did not produce proper birth documents at the first moment inquiry was made to the candidate tells me all I need to know about him.
    However, it appears that a bit of poetic justice may come to POTUS shortly. The 2 million Puerto Ricans living in the U.S. with Puerto Rican birth certificates will find those birth certificates declared null and void on July 1st of this year.
    Apparently P.R. birth certificates are prime sellers on a black market in that country. The fix was engineered by the PR Government and US Homeland Security in December. Marie DeNoia Aronson, NJN Senior Correspondent points out that birth certificates are crucial to applying for passports, driver’s licenses….. The concern stated within this coverage is that the PR facility issuing new certificates will be overwhelmed by the surge of requests expected. Perhaps others too, will have concerns.
    http://www.njn.net/television/webcast/njnnews/thursday.html – video. This story begins at the 10:20 mark.
    caveat: NJN will record over this segment when preparing for it’s April 15th newscast.

  25. BYE-BYE BART

    news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100409/ap_on_el_ho/us_stupak_retiring

    Michigan’s Stupak, a tea party target, is retiring
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    By JOHN FLESHER, Associated Press Writer John Flesher, Associated Press Writer – 17 mins ago
    TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Rep. Bart Stupak, an anti-abortion Democrat targeted for defeat by tea party activists for his crucial role in securing House approval of the health care overhaul, said Friday he would retire from Congress this year.

    The nine-term congressman told The Associated Press he could have won re-election and insisted he wasn’t being chased from the race by the Tea Party Express, which is holding rallies this week in his northern Michigan district calling for his ouster. Instead, Stupak said he was tired after 18 years in office and wanted to spend more time with his family.

    “The tea party did not run me out,” he said in a telephone interview. “If you know me and my personality, I would welcome the challenge.”

    Three little-known hopefuls are seeking the GOP nomination, and Stupak faced a primary challenge from a Democrat who supports abortion rights.

    Stupak, 58, said he had considered retirement for years but was persuaded to stay in Congress because of the prospect of serving with a Democratic majority and helping win approval of the health care overhaul, which he described as his top legislative priority.

    “I’ve fought my whole career for health care and thanks to Barack Obama and my colleagues, we’ve gotten it done,” he said.

    A political moderate, Stupak is known for an independent streak that sometimes put him at odds with his party’s leadership. He voted against the North American Free Trade Agreement and an assault weapons ban in the 1990s, despite appeals from then-President Bill Clinton.

    During the health care debate, Stupak emerged as spokesman and chief negotiator for Democrats who withheld support from Obama’s plan because they feared it would allow public funding of abortions.

    At one point, Texas Republican Rep. Randy Neugebauer shouted out “baby killer” during a floor speech by Stupak.

    Just hours before the vote, Stupak reached an agreement with the White House under which President Barack Obama would issue an executive order confirming that the legislation would not allow federal funding of abortion. With that, Stupak and other anti-abortion Democrats voted for the bill, sealing its passage.

    Since then, Stupak has become a symbol for critics of the overhaul. The Tea Party Express labeled him its No. 2 target for defeat after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada.

    The group kicked off a $250,000 television and radio blitz in Stupak’s district Wednesday, ahead of rallies that began Thursday night and were continuing through the weekend.

    “The surprising announcement that Congressman Bart Stupak is abandoning his campaign for re-election shows the power of the tea party movement,” said a statement posted Friday on its Web site.

    Michigan’s 1st District is notoriously difficult turf for anyone trying to unseat the incumbent. Measuring 600 miles wide, it takes in about half the state’s land mass — including the entire Upper Peninsula — and has no major media market. The largest city, Marquette, where Stupak was planning to officially announce his retirement later Friday, has about 20,000 residents.

    Stupak has routinely won re-election by wide margins, defeating former state Rep. Tom Casperson with 65 percent of the vote in 2008, and said he was confident of prevailing again.

    He acknowledged the criticism he received over the health care overhaul — including telephone threats to his office — had taken a toll, but said he had thrived during the debate. What wore him down, he said, was the grind of constant travel across his sprawling district.

    “When I come home I can’t stay home,” he said. “I’m there 12 hours and take off. That has gotten hard.”

    Stupak said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer had urged him to seek re-election. Republicans represented his rural, blue-collar district for nearly three decades before he won in 1992, and his departure will create a strong opportunity for the GOP.

    Still, he said a moderate Democrat would have a good chance.

    “There are a lot of great Democratic elected officials and activists throughout the entire district. I’m confident we’ll have a very strong candidate,” said Mark Brewer, chairman of Michigan Democratic Party.

    Democrat Connie Saltonstall, an ex-teacher and ex-Charlevoix County commissioner, was endorsed last month by the National Organization for Women in her bid to win the 1st District seat.

    “This retirement presents Republicans with a very promising opportunity heading into the November elections,” said Tom Erickson, spokesman for the National Republican Congressional Committee. They’re certainly going to have a tough time trying to hold on to this seat.”

    Stupak said he reached his decision this week after talking with his family and was making a quick announcement to give other Democratic hopefuls time to organize and get their names on the primary election ballot.

    “I feel like I can finally step away,” Stupak said. “I can be home more often with my wife. I’m young enough to start a new career. I’m at peace and very comfortable with my decision.”

  26. AH…”SPEND MORE TIME WITH FAMILY”

    So THAT’S Stupak’s real reason.

    I thought it had to do with politics.

  27. I just got breaking news confirming that Bart Stupak will announce his retirement Friday.
    ————————————–
    When these so called representatives of the people break faith with their constituents, and their professed moral compass, there is only one way to go, and that is out the door for good. Why? Because their kitchen cabinet, the one every legislator has but does not necessarily talk about but relies upon as a sounding board, consigliere and support group cannot defend his actions. At that point their donor network falls apart and they are dead men walking. In the case of Bart Simpson Stupak he gave up his 9 term political career to have an airport named in is honor, and lacked the courage of his convictions. Yes, it makes a nice epitaph. He did not have to make this a cause celebe but he did, and then he sold out celebre.

  28. JUSTICE STEVENS RETIRING
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    I never had any use for this guy. He was appointed I believe by Nixon. If there is such a thing as a liberal fascist he is the one. Not always, but in most cases. Let us hope there are no eulogies for him. They would be in poor taste.

  29. Stupak said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer had urged him to seek re-election. Republicans represented his rural, blue-collar district for nearly three decades before he won in 1992, and his departure will create a strong opportunity for the GOP.
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    Pelosi and Steny Whooya hiding in the Fuerher Bunker making frantic calls as Allied tanks roll into Berlin. The defensive perimeter is collapsing.

    Back to yesterday, there was a Republican senator who was all buddy buddy with Obama. No I do not mean Snowe who is in love with him. I mean a male who may or may not be in love with him. I have forgotten his name. I wonder if it was Coburn.

  30. It will be important to watch who Bambi appoints to replace John Paul Stevens. If it is an ideologue like Sontemeyer then we may see a fight. That would indicate a combative and throw caution to the wind by Bambi. On the other hand it would help him neutralize the Court as a check and balance on his plan to destroy the Constitutional system. If it is a moderate, or more likely a stealth candidate (probably what they are looking for) then the opposition must cross examine that individual closely.

  31. I have a friend who is a tribal elder in a tribe located in Stupak’s home district. They were converted to Catholicism somewhere back in the mists of time. The moment he caved in on health care deform she predicted he would end up resigning. She knows her constituents and at this point so does he.

  32. It’s funny the way fear can manifest itself sometimes. Take HCR for example: when the Democrats in Congress were in fear of losing the debate, that fear manifested itself as a violent attack on an unarmed black man perpetrated by purple clad union thugs. More recently, we saw this fear manifest itself as a concocted tale of bigotry and an over active salivary gland on the steps of the Capitol.

    Today we see another manifestation of fear by the left … prayers for the death of Gov. Christie.

    “Dear Lord this year you have taken away my favorite actor, Patrick Swayze, my favorite actress, Farrah Fawcett, my favorite singer, Michael Jackson, and my favorite salesman, Billy Mays. I just wanted to let you know that Chris Christie is my favorite governor.”

    You see, Gov. Christie has the Bergen County Education Association’s [read that as teachers’ union] knickers tied in knots. In order to battle the overspending in the NJ budget Gov. Christie has opted to cut $173 Million from higher education.

    When confronted on this fear manifested as hate, Association president Joe Coppola is reported as saying:

    the “prayer” was a joke and was never meant to be made public.

    Wait, it wasn’t meant to be public? Neither were the Watergate tapes.

    Sucks, don’t it?

    Aaron B. Gardner

  33. Roenberg is a fellow at Media Matters, so what does that say about them? I do not remember Neville Chamberlain being this confrontational toward his political adversaries. This leading progressive is a cornucopia of hatred toward America. And of course he is a huge Obama supporter.
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    Why Are Americans Pro-Israel? They Hate Muslims
    NOAH POLLAK – 04.08.2010 – 4:04 PM

    M.J. Rosenberg is a leading light in the “progressive” scene. He was formerly at the Israel Policy Forum and today posts embarrassing rants at the Talking Points Memo blog and is a “Senior Foreign Policy Fellow” at Media Matters. His new obsession is calling people racists. Here he is today saying in one short post that Jeffrey Goldberg, Lee Smith, and Rob Satloff are all racists (and Smith’s latest Tablet piece is “Islamophobic neocon claptrap,” an interesting charge coming from someone who has barely spent any time in the Islamic world against someone who has spent much of the past several years living in Cairo and Beirut).

    A couple of weeks ago he appeared on a New America Foundation panel to discuss “American perceptions of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.” Here is Rosenberg’s analysis:

    The whole south shifts to the Republican Party over one issue, they don’t like black people…so you have the racism thing, the fact that we’ve eradicated the separation of church and state essentially, which started I have to say when Jimmy Carter was first elected. As a Jew I noticed it — first president who talked about Jesus Christ, and that was sort of like, “whoa, presidents don’t talk about Christ!”…and now you have the modern Republican Party that has to cater to these racists and that gets me to my fundamental point, it is not that they are pro-Israel. They are anti-Muslim. They do not like Muslims. They are on the side of Israel because Israel is — they don’t like Jews that much to start out with, either — but compared to Muslims, they like Jews fine.

    They’re infatuated with the Israeli army. Why? Because the Israeli army kills Muslims. I mean, this is what it’s all about….When you hear them talk to the, I don’t want to say the average American, but certainly the average American south of the Mason-Dixon line, “these Muslims” — well, someone said to me the other day, “how’s Keith Ellison doing?” Because he’s a Muslim member of congress, with all these crazy wackos wandering around, I said “how’s Keith Ellison doing?” and he said, “oh, they don’t bother with Keith Ellison, he’s just Al-Qaeda.” …

    And that’s what we saw on Saturday, the sheer hatred that has infused our politics, and the strongest strain in it right now, and one you are allowed to get away with, is the anti-Muslim strain. So I just don’t buy into the pro-Israel thing so much as it’s anti-Muslim.

  34. VOMIT ALERT (TOO RIDICULOUS TO LIST OUT IN FULL HERE…)

    Shrum-bag draws comparisons between the Great Reagan and the soon-to-be-appreciated Great Obama, from the vantage of “hindsight of the 2012 re-election”.

    First, I thought Reagan was a bad president abetted by a compliant media. Another dunderhead buffoon who didn’t understand the issues. Another celebrity. Kinda like W. Kinda like O.

    So where Shrum sees “success”, I see disaster. Let’s fire the air traffic controllers, to look tough. Let’s drive the nation into a death-spiral of debt.

    theweek.com/bullpen/column/201718/Ronald_Wilson_Obama

    Ronald Wilson Obama
    ==================

    Looking back, from the vantage of Barack Obama’s decisive 2012 re-election victory, we can see the building blocks of a transformative presidency. Ronald Reagan would find it strikingly familiar
    posted on April 8, 2010, at 7:11 PM

    [snip…refuse to post total bullshit]

    Idiot!!!

  35. It’s easy for Shrum to “predict the future” and make up scenarios.

    It’s easy for Shrum to help Obama as much as he can, for access, so he can write a book, and live in the country, and eat at nice restaurants. These kind of people don’t have to worry about staring at the mailbox wondering when the foreclosure notice is coming. They don’t go to the unemployement office, and wonder if the unemployment benefit period will be extended by Congress. They can sit in their ivory tower “sounding smart” and listening to the sounds of their own voices as they read their own articles aloud.

    Must be nice.

  36. Well, Bambi has got me really confused. He wanted to give the self confessed killer of nearly 4000 Americans the benefits of a civil trial and the constitutional rights of a criminal defendant. I am sure this would Rosenberg and his fellow progressives very happy. And the reason Bambi did this was to demonstrate our moral superiority to the rest of the world, that we could give a fair trial to Satan himself. Then all the preening, posturing and hubis that followed. A thoughtful man in a thoughtful house in a thoughtful administration according to Bob Herbert or Eugene Robinson.

    But now this? Targeted assassination under his signature? No custodial interrogation? No Miranda warnings? No right to counsel? No presumption of innocence? No trial by jury? For an American citizen of Islamic descent? Just kill or capture justice at the point of a bullet. Bambi Bambi Bambi whither goest thou?
    ————————

    This Is What Tyranny Looks Like

    By CRAIG DELLA PENNA on April 9, 2010 at 9:00 AM in Civil Liberties & Rights, Current Affairs, impeachment

    I remember the day after George W. Bush opened his illegal, immoral, unprovoked war on Iraq – based on nothing but lies – when an email petition came through advocating that we start impeachment proceedings against him. I knew it was a non-starter, politically speaking, but I thought we should, at the very least, let those evil folks know what we thought of them. So I sent the email on to a few ‘friends’ who were a wee bit more to the right than I… and got back blistering responses of the barking mad variety (the word ‘traitor’ was used). Apparently impeachment was only to be used for blow jobs… one guy I’d known for 20 years threatened to call the cops if I ever emailed him again.

    I was surprised then and I have the feeling I’m going to be surprised again…

    Something happened yesterday that has, so far as I can see, gone unmentioned in the Directorate of Propaganda (otherwise known as the Mass Media): we have made a giant step down the road to tyranny.

    Yesterday Barack Obama issued a worldwide ‘kill or capture’ order on an American citizen. No indictment has been offered, no court has issued an arrest warrant, no officer of the court or the law was consulted, no military tribunal was invoked, JAG was not asked for an opinion, habeus corpus was not involved. The American citizen who is the subject of the ‘kill or capture’ order was investigated by Barack Obama, indicted by Barack Obama, tried by Barack Obama, convicted by Barack Obama and sentenced to death by Barack Obama… all very neatly and legally (the laws were perverted by BushCo for just this purpose and BO(zo) was happy to use them as such).

    This next part is remedial civics for those folks who were asleep in class. If you are among those who understand why the paragraph above is a “bad thing” (apparently there are very few of us) feel free to join me in my state of high dudgeon.
    Note to the Right Wing Wacko Brigade: this is what happens when you allow abysmally stupid perversions of law in the name of ‘please, please protect us from the terrorists’. This is the real world, wackos, some people out there hate us. It’s time for you to grow some balls and stop trading in our rights for your cowardly macho notions of safety.

    Note to the Faux Left Wing Sycophant Brigade: Darth Cheney pushed through this legislation in the GWB Thugocracy, but even Dubya, human stain that he is, couldn’t bring himself to use this particular piece of legal excrement. What does that tell you about “The One”?

    Because I suspect that neither set of wackos has the mental acuity to think their collective way out of a paper bag, I’ll spell it out for you:

    This is not about fighting terrorism.

    This is not about whether Anwar al-Awlaki is a bad man (he is)

    This is not even about whether Anwar al-Awlaki is a traitor (probably, but Hint: we need a TRIAL to find out)

    This is not about protecting the American Way of Life (actually it is, just not how you’re thinking)

    This is about the most fundamental property of Western Civilization: The Rule of Law (this should be animated and the sound should come from a pillar of fire and knock your socks off).

    The Rule of Law means that no one, repeat NO ONE can kill you without going through due process. Yes, this is about you. It may seem to be about some nameless fool who just doesn’t understand… no, this one really is about you.

    This abomination is not about the people you hate, the gays, the rednecks, the furriners, the rightwingnuts, the haters, the racists… it really, really is about you.

    For the brain dead among you, here’s how it works: we start out as apes, savages really, and we dance about beating our chests and howling insults at everyone else around us. This of course leads to real fighting and, in the grand scheme of things, the biggest, baddest, nastiest bastard wins. This goes on for a very long time. Eventually, the rest of the tribe gets a bit sick of it and they start casting about for another, any other, solution. Eventually (and you’ll have to go back to your civics classes for this, if you had any) the apes figure out that they have to have a set of rules that applies to EVERYONE or it doesn’t really mean anything.

    This is called “The Rule of Law”, it is the basis of western civilization. It means that no man, or woman, can make a decision, all by themselves, about what is right or wrong – they have to refer to the law to decide that. The law being the set of rules everyone in the society agrees on.

    Are you beginning to see what I mean? Does the enormity of the crime start to become apparent to you?

    Just in case you are confused about it, I will state it for you:

    President Obama has just overturned the most fundamental principle of western civilization and of any free society. He has arrogated to himself the right to accuse, try, convict and kill an American citizen without reference to the Constitution, the Bill of Rights without due process or Habeus Corpus or two centuries of ironclad, settled law of the land. …Just because he says so…

    I can’t believe I have to say this, but: YOU could be next. Think about it, take your time and think it through (this is actually an insult but you’d have to have read Protector to get it).

    In a, now typical, Obama blow job piece, the toilet paper formerly known as the New York Times goes all the way back to Gerald Ford to rationalize this deeply criminal act here .

    Glenn Greenwald has a scathing article with many more details here about this disgrace, writing as one constitutional scholar to another.

    So, knowing all this, do you think we should militate for the impeachment of President Obama? Or shall we wait for the next step on the road to dictatorship?

    “All that is required for evil to triumph, is for enough good men to do nothing.”
    – Edmund Burke

  37. Another awesome post Admin…..so freakin’ sad on so many levels for us Clinton Democrats.
    The Fraud and his mob have lowered the bar for experience, Reconciliation, Chicago backroom deals and reinforcing that glass ceiling for women.
    We had hoped we could fix our party with the caucus fraud, but now we without Hillary in the Whitehouse, we have to tear it down to the ground and start at square one by voting the incumbent bums the heck out of office!!!

  38. I betcha if Sarah or Michele B tossed their hat in the ring to run for President, the Repug men would start ripping them to shreds.

    The Repugs like to use women as their draw, cheerleaders……

  39. Admin: Welcome to the same page about Hillary’s plans.The Univ of Louisville Speech was truly a work of art and covered a wide range of non-political situations that she would and will cover when she breaks out.I have been a strong an old supporter of Hillary and she will strike with the news when the “Iron is Hot”.She does not have to announce unless it is on her terms.
    Obama cannot do a thing to her that will stop her momentum and the growth of admirers that stand ready to make her CIC.I agree that Kentucky is the Waterloo that is his expressway out of office and back to REZKO roots.Now just sit back and see what is left of the so called media has to say.Holding her cards close to the vest has saved her from being battered and slandered for the past months as SOS.She will be
    Hillary is 45.

  40. Can a constitutional Expert tell me if we can recall a lousy presidential occupant of our hallowed Whitehouse before he destroys our country?

  41. ABM90, not to make your blood boil, but prepare for the stories which try to ship Hillary to the Supreme Court. It will not happen, but the Obama B.O.T.s will try to talk that up.

    It’s already started from PINO women (and btw, the answer to your question is there is no recall provision for president in the Constitution):

    http://www.slate.com/id/2250251/

    “I didn’t support Hillary Clinton’s candidacy for president but I think she’d be a rock star of a Supreme Court justice. Clinton has all the makings of a full-throated, strong-minded liberal stalwart on the bench. She’s been an advocate for children and for families for as long as she’s been in public life. They are in need of as much help as they can get on the court. (Wait for this term’s ruling on whether juveniles can serve life without parole to see what I mean.) She knows how to frame ideas for a wide audience, which would help the liberal wing of the court counterbalance the genius rhetoric of Antonin Scalia. She’s a celebrity, which means she’ll automatically command the kind of attention that a junior member of the court usually does not. She’s served as secretary of state long enough to make a graceful exit. She is as former senator, which should win her some courtesy and deference during the godforsaken nomination process—will the Republicans who worked with her personally really throw grenades when they question her? And of course, she brings a weath of real-world political experience to the court. The only knock on Clinton is that at 62, she won’t necessarily serve for decades upon decades. But she looks healthy and energetic as ever and I’d trade a few extra years for her mettle and character.”

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