Bitter And Clingy Obama Supporters Refuse To Hope And Change

It’s time to hoist the Obama Hopium Guzzlers on their own petard. Their very own words and theories denounce them.

During the primary elections of 2008 and the general elections of 2008 and ever since, Obama and his Hopium Guzzlers hurled accusations against those that saw Barack Obama for the cheap hack and Chicago politics pimp that he has always been. The lines of attack against those who looked to history to analyze Barack Obama’s pimp politics are still on parade today.

“Racist” is still the preferred weapon in the garbage can arsenal of accusations. Hillary Supporters were called old hags who felt entitled to power; McCain supporters were called old and white reactionaries; small town America was trashed by Obama himself as “bitter” and “clinging” to outdated realities and too stupid to recognize where their interests lay and in who represented their interests the best. Obama and the Hopium Guzzlers sold a snake oil remedy called “Hope” and insisted we enter with cheers into their gas chambers of “Change”.

Now the world has clearly turned, the world is changed, but the Hopium Guzzlers still cling, with bitterness, to their world of non-reality and “soft bigotry” which masks a profound and disturbed genre of racism.

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Once they called themselves the “reality based community”. Once they called themselves the “creative class”. Now the tethers to reality are a few frayed straws and the creativity is in the myriad and innovative self-delusions in which they swill. We always saw them for what they were and held a mirror to their faces, for which they despised us.

While they shouted “racists” and “old hags”, it was always obvious to those willing to engage reality that Hillary Supporters included many young women and young men who had the courage to stand up for what they believed in and not run with the herd. It was always obvious to those willing to engage reality that Hillary Supporters included many African-Americans, men and women of all ages. These African-Americans had the courage to stand up for who they supported – despite the pull of many Americans, especially African-Americans of finally achieving “The Dream” Dr. King prophesied. But that was fools gold. It was fools gold, because Barack Obama was not the real thing, he was New Coke.

Many if not most of the Congressional Black Caucus supported Hillary Clinton and many of her most powerful surrogates were African-Americans. Then the thuggery exerted itself more forcefully and even once courageous men like John Lewis, surrendered courage in order to preserve their own political fortunes. And the black community has suffered ever since, or at least the poor and middle class black community has suffered disproportionately ever since.

As for the white Big Blog boys swilling Hopium laced Kook-aid what drove a lot of the Obama obsessions were a combination of self-hate (we’ll have an article on this aspect real soon) and a profound bigotry about black and brown people. To these white Big Blog boys a black, or half-black candidate, had to be cool, and hip, and a pimped car joy riding liberal with verve.

In their bigotry they could not imagine that black people are like everyone else. A few are good, but many are rotten, arrogant (cue wealthy Henry Louis Gates “you don’t know who you are messing with”) and worse. But Barack Obama in their eyes was the black guy who in their eyes could not be an arrogant, self-interested, rip-off artist. That would, in their small minds, be a “racist” thought. The racism from these “creative class” types is the inability to accept that humanity for good or ill (and in our misanthropic moments we think most, if not all, humanity is for ill and rotten to the core) is replicated in all races – some are “good”, some are “bad”. That type of self awareness requires genuine introspection and creativity.

DailyHowler, who failed us all during the primaries by not speaking forthrightly and without surrender to the forces of Obama, assesses the latest race-baiting from the creative class against the Tea Party movement. Writes Bob Somersby who appears to have regained his flair for right between the eyes truth-telling:

“Repeat: Liberals love calling people racists—as long as the people in question belong to The Other Tribe. It often seems that liberals know no other political move. [snip]

Moral of the story? If a study calls the Tea Party a bunch of bigots, its results will be trumpeted widely by “liberals,” even if the study is so bungled that it’s a virtual hoax. But so it goes as the “liberal” world pretends to care about race. So it goes as the “liberal” world keeps showing us how liberals lose.”

In 2008, the “racist” race-baiting against the “Other Tribe” was directed at Hillary Clinton supporters. And we have not forgotten that reality based history.

On the Republican side, John McCain was not a favorite of the conservative establishment and they abandoned him in the general election in order to preserve control of a Republican Party that would remain an opposition force not a junior coalition partner to Democrats. Conservatives abandoned McCain and some even embarrassed themselves and embraced the Chicago flim-flam man. But a great deal of Republicans simply stayed home. A few days after the November 2008 elections the numbers were clear: there was no massive new turnout, the Republicans stayed home.

“A downturn in the number and percentage of Republican voters going to the polls seemed to be the primary explanation for the lower than predicted turnout,” the report said. Compared to 2004, Republican turnout declined by 1.3 percentage points to 28.7 percent, while Democratic turnout increased by 2.6 points from 28.7 percent in 2004 to 31.3 percent in 2008.

In the general elections, small town America knew something was wrong with the Chicago pimp-meister. Occasionally Big Media peeled back the curtain a little bit and we saw what the future, now the present, would bring. We quoted Ron Fournier the premier reporter for the Associated Press concerning the real Barack Obama:

“But both Obama and his wife, Michelle, ooze a sense of entitlement.[snip]

Privately, aides and associates of Obama tell stories about a boss who can be aloof and ungracious. He holds firmly to views and doesn’t like to be challenged, traits that President Bush packaged and sold under the “resolute” brand in the 2004 election. For Bush, those qualities proved to be dangerous in a time of war and in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.”

The Hopium Guzzlers defended Obama with the “uppity” defense. They denounced such clearheadedness about Obama’s character as code language meaning “uppity negro” and “racist” in the extreme. But that was all race-baiting to defend the object of the Cult. Americans now see the sense of entitlement in action from the Gulf of Mexico oil Katrina and waterlogged unheeded Tennessee, to the lavish parties in recession America and the ceaseless credit card spending sprees with taxpayer monies.

The Hopium Guzzlers also loved to trash Hillary Clinton and her wonderful decades ago work at Wal-Mart when the company was just beginning to grow. The Hopium Guzzling Big Media loved to attack Hillary on all matters Wal-Mart while ignoring the more recent connections of Barack Obama and Michelle Obama to the now grown powerful and arrogant Wal-Mart.

As we wrote at the time, while Barack Obama was attacking Wal-Mart and saying he would not shop there, his campaign was busy buying at Wal-Mart. While Barack Obama was attacking lobbyists his political aides were registered as lobbyists for “dozens of corporations“, most notably Wal-Mart and British Petroleum. Few in Big Media mention Obama’s ties to British Petroleum from the very start and heart of his national campaign even as the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico grows.

Today Michelle Malkin mentions Wal-Mart and the corruptions of Michelle Obama and her assorted fakeries, aided and abetted by hubby:

“In June 2005, a few months after her husband was elected to the U.S. Senate, Mrs. Obama hustled a seat on the corporate Board of Directors of TreeHouse Foods, Inc. Despite zero experience, the food-processing company put her on its audit and nominating and corporate governance committees. For her on-the-job training and the privilege of putting her name and face on their literature, the company forked over $45,000 in 2005 and $51,200 in 2006 to Mrs. Obama — as well as 7,500 TreeHouse stock options worth more than $72,000 for each year. [snip]

The corporation-bashing Mrs. Obama would have continued raking in her TreeHouse cash if it hadn’t been for her husband’s pesky pledge to pander to Big Labor and swear off Wal-Mart. The retail giant, you see, happened to be TreeHouse’s biggest customer. And Wal-Mart is to Big Labor as sunshine is to Dracula.

In May 2007, Obama told AFL-CIO workers in Trenton, N.J., that Wal-Mart was dead to him. “I won’t shop there,” he pledged, with an eye toward embarrassing then-chief rival Hillary Clinton, who had served on Wal-Mart’s board from 1986-1992. The AFL-CIO has waged relentless attacks on Wal-Mart, dubbing it the “Poster Store for Greed.” That, by extension, would make Mrs. Obama — all-too-happy recipient of a Wal-Mart dependent compensation package worth more than $100,000 in 2008, according to Securities and Exchange Commission records — a Poster Child for Ancillary Avarice.

Candidate Obama shrugged off his wife’s conflict of interest. “Michelle and I have to live in the world and pay taxes and pay for our kids and save for retirement,” Obama explained to Crain’s Chicago Business magazine before his White House bid. Political expediency, alas, required that the candidate’s wife step down when the issue reared its head after Obama’s Wal-Mart bashing during the presidential campaign cycle.”

Malkin mentions the junk food-processing TreeHouse connection to Michelle Obama in order to point out the hypocrisies of Michelle Obama’s publicity stunts on childhood obesity and nutrition. Those hypocrisies and conflicts of interest will be denied by the Hopium Guzzlers but their world is crumbling apart. Reality continues to intrude.

Obama is Poison now and a skull and bones warning is affixed to every political appearance he makes. The great uniter, as we predicted, is the great polarizer:

“At a minimum, it was his first public argument for why he thought the country should elect him, as opposed to the dozen or so other candidates who would enter the race. It remained a critically important idea throughout his candidacy. Remember, the Obama campaign was an “audacious” act of line-jumping within the Democratic Party. His justification was that the country couldn’t afford to keep playing the same old political games. The hook of his candidacy was: America, do you really want to do Bush-Clinton-Bush-Clinton?

Yet here we are, breaking records for polarization. How did that happen? Why has Obama failed to do what he promised?”

By his own standards Barack Obama is a failure. “Obama’s implicit claim throughout his candidacy was that public divisiveness was somehow a failure of leadership.” His own words condemn him.

“While hypocritical (given the president’s own slippery relationship with the truth) this critique is strategically clever. For those still inclined to believe it, the message reinforces Obama’s fading image as a truth-telling, above-it-all academic (see the Michigan speech in particular for a bunch of we need to get beyond the tired debate about big-vs.-small-government claptrap). And for the straight-journalism types this is a soothing tongue-bath from the Sensible Centrist in Chief that reinforces their own self-pity/importance and gives them even more motivation to go after the real lying liars: The ones who noisily and hyperbolically oppose the policies of the most powerful man on earth.”

The same clods who continue to defend Barack Obama and raise money to support the Obama Dimocratic Party are the same ones who in places like Pennsylvania discover their biggest enemy is Barack Obama and the Obama Dimocratic Party. That’s the brilliant “reality based community” which continues to fluff Obama and get him cash for more treacheries. Meanwhile corrupt Dimocrats who supported Obama’s health scam find themselves, even if they have served 15 terms, cast out by the voters.

As to the health care treacheries, the Big Blog boys swallowed because they did not want to defy their Cult object, increasingly the Obama health scam is rejected. States in opposition to the Obama health scam now number 33 and growing:

“Efforts to block a key provision of the new health-care overhaul law are underway in 33 states, as a growing roster of mostly Republican officials have mounted legal and legislative challenges to an eventual requirement that virtually all Americans buy health insurance or pay a penalty tax.

This Friday, seven more states will formally join a lawsuit originally filed by Florida and 12 other states in late March.”

It is possible that court decisions will come soon. The big legal challenge to the Obama health scam will be argued in court this September and the Virginia challenge will be fully briefed by May 24. Referenda will soon be on the ballot too in states like Missouri and Tennessee.

Meanwhile the Obama economy crumbles under the assault of deficit after deficit:

“The United States posted an $82.69 billion deficit in April, nearly four times the $20.91 billion shortfall registered in April 2009 and the largest on record for that month, the Treasury Department said on Wednesday.

It was more than twice the $40-billion deficit that Wall Street economists surveyed by Reuters had forecast and was striking since April marks the filing deadline for individual income taxes that are the main source of government revenue.

Department officials said that in prior years, there was a surplus during April in 43 out of the past 56 years.

The government has now posted 19 consecutive monthly budget deficits, the longest string of shortfalls on record.[snip]

White House budget director Peter Orszag told Reuters Insider in an interview on Wednesday that the United States must tackle its deficits quickly to avoid the kind of debt crisis that hit Greece.”

The Obama rhetoric will be to get rid of deficits and debt but the actual Obama budgets will be accumulated massive debt and deficits. It’s what Obama has always done. All the treacheries from FISA to health care lobbyist deals to gay rights…. well the list of treacheries is long. But the Hopium Guzzlers still cling to delusion and will not embrace the real Hope And Change – which is a country rid of Obama and all his works.

The world has changed and that has made the Obama Hopium Guzzlers bitter. The world has changed but the Hopium Guzzlers still cling to the past like old hags. The world has changed but the Hopium Guzzlers are reactionary and will not accept the needed Change.

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  1. The party continues for the privileged:

    http://dailycaller.com/2010/05/11/top-obama-advisers-jarrett-and-axelrod-given-car-privileges-traditionally-reserved-for-national-security-officials/

    President Obama has expanded the very small group of top aides who are given the privilege of taxpayer-funded personal drivers — who take them from their house to work and back home again each day — to include two top political advisers.

    The Bush White House did not give the same privileges to any of its political advisers, according to former Bush administration officials. There is a record of the Clinton White House doing so once for two months, according to documents obtained by The Daily Caller.

    Valerie Jarrett and David Axelrod, both senior advisers to the president, have been given the luxurious and prestigious perk of being picked up at their homes and driven to work or around town throughout the day in government vehicles chauffeured by military drivers, according to a list of those given the benefit provided to The Daily Caller by the White House.

    In addition, Jarrett has been made a “protectee” of the Secret Service, a spokesman for the agency said. It is not clear to what extent Jarrett receives protection. Neither the White House or Secret Service would comment on the matter.[snip]

    But except for a few weeks after 9/11, political advisers to Bush such as Karl Rove did not have Secret Service details with them except for the rare occasion where they gave a speech where protesters were expected.

    Axelrod was given protectee status in the late summer of 2009, according to a blog written by a former Washington Post national security reporter. It is unclear whether he retains that status. Donovan declined to comment on Axelrod’s status.

    Regardless, one knowledgeable source indicated that Jarrett has regular or semi-regular detail protection, which has left some questioning whether the close friend of the president’s, whose portfolio involves mostly outreach to the business sector and domestic policy, really needs the high level of security.[snip]

    One eyewitness, on the morning of April 15, saw Jarrett being ferried to work on Pennsylvania Avenue in a black Dodge Charger SRT8 with official police lights mounted on the grill. There was a man in a suit and tie driving and another man in suit and tie in the passenger seat. Jarrett was in the back seat and appeared to be asleep.

    The White House said it was not aware of Jarrett being driven to work in such a vehicle, since it is not a model usually used by the Secret Service or in the White House motor pool.

    As for the car privileges, the term of art for being picked up and dropped off at home is “portal to portal.” The president is allowed to designate a small number of aides who can receive the service outside of those who get it automatically.

    “We drew the line at who needed secure communications pretty much constantly,” said Joe Hagin, who was deputy White House chief of staff for operations. “Counsel didn’t have it. Karen Hughes, Dan Bartlett, they never had it. Karl [Rove] never had it. Barry Jackson never had it.”

  2. Admin: If Dr. King had lived to see the 2008 primary, then I am quite sure he would have voted for Hillary.

    He would know the difference between style and substance.

    He would know that Obama, a descendant of Arab slave traders had no legitimate claim to the civil rights mantle.

    He would see that the fatal attraction Obama has to guilt ridden white liberals and would not want his people to be anyone’s mascot or vehicle for atonement.

    The question he would ask is which candidate was in the better position to DELIVER what African Americans need and deserve, and put them in a position to contribute even more than they already have to the success of this country.

    He would see Hillary as a leader and Obama for a cipher he is. He would never let skin color dictate his choice. His mantra was to look to the character of a person, and that is why he would choose Hillary.

    He would take a dim view of Obama’s racist minister. And he would bitterly condemn the use of racism as either a sword or a shield. And he would see through a race baiting Harvard Huckster like Gates in a New York minute.

    He would take pity on John Lewis for deserting the true faith of Hillary, and succumbing to the snares and delusions of Obama. He would tell Lewis to be strong, and do the right thing because virtue is its own reward.

    Finally, he would see the peril to the whole issue of race relations posed by race baiting Obama and his minions in the press and in other venues.

    Therefore, it is clear to me from what I know about the man that he would have voted for Hillary.

  3. Illegal immigration is the new slavery. Neo-lib Obama supports it, and so do neo-cons Grover Norquist, and Bill Kristol. These people are in the Republican Party but not of it. However, it started with Reagan.
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    Posted by Lori Ziganto (Profile)
    Wednesday, May 12th at 5:15PM EDT

    Illegal immigration is another area where the true racist and misogynistic tendencies of Liberals/Leftists appear. They have turned a blind eye to things like human trafficking as well as other extremely harmful aspects of illegal immigration, not only to our own economy, but to the people coming here illegally themselves.

    Instead, they are currently more concerned with demonizing the state of Arizona and it’s new illegal immigration law than they are concerned with protecting the rights of citizens. They’ve also proven that they care not one whit about the people coming here illegally. They aren’t human beings to them; they are merely political pawns and cheap labor.

    For instance, the feminist sites are up in arms over Arizona’s new law. Naturally, they do not understand the law in the slightest; most have not even read it, I’m sure. That doesn’t stop them from opening their mouths and proving their foolishness, though, as always. Take this article at Feministe, for example, full of hysterical screeching prior to the bill’s passage:

    In Arizona, the legislature looks set to pass a truly terrifying anti-immigration bill that would, among other thing, allow police to arrest undocumented immigrants on the charge of trespassing simply for being in the state.

    Um. Isn’t that what being illegal means? That you are not in the state legally? Feministing (I know. Can’t they come up with more original names?) had this to say, after the bill’s passage:

    I attended this vigil on Saturday night in DC to protest the Arizona anti-immigrant legislation and stand in solidarity with the people of Arizona.

    Apparently, she doesn’t understand what standing in solidarity means, as 70% of Arizonians approve of the bill (as do close to 60% of the American people as a whole). Nor does she understand the English language. The bill aims to fix the problem of illegal immigration. It’s not anti-immigration itself. As usual, the truth doesn’t matter to the left. The rest of the article goes on to demonize Arizona further, mentioning ways to take “action against the legislation.”

    What isn’t mentioned ever? Concern for The Children ™ who are suffering due to strained medical and educational resources. Concern for our own minority and lower income communities who are losing jobs or are earning lower incomes due to the cheap labor in the form of illegal immigration. Apparently, having their lawns manicured and their tables bussed cheaply means more to the left than the human beings providing such services. Why have legal immigrants when you can have illegal ones as figurative slaves, huh, left?

    Nor do they show concern For the Women, who are brought here, smuggled in illegally, as slaves. This time, I mean that literally.

    Colonel Randy Powers with the Guilford County Sheriff’s Department said Caballero was one of four men inside the home holding a female against her will. He says all four men are in the U.S. illegally. He didn’t reveal the age of the victim, but also said she is not from the U.S. “We have good reason to believe she was being forced to have sex with patrons that were coming in,” says Powers when explaining the abuses the victim suffered.

    Human trafficking and the exploitation of women is a direct result of condoning and allowing wide open borders and massive illegal immigration. And the left doesn’t care. What’s a little enslavement and forced prostitution if it gets us some cheap labor and more bodies at the ballot box? Because that’s what they are to them. Just bodies. Super oppressed pawns, used to their own political means. Like the woman in the story above, many females smuggled in illegally are being prostituted twice. Once at the hands of their human traffickers and a second time at the hands of the left.

    I am pro-immigration. I welcome all who strive for a better life for themselves and for their children. Who are willing to come here, obey our laws, work hard and embrace freedom. Legally.

    I also believe in human dignity and the sanctity of life. As such, unlike the left, I recognize illegal immigration for what it is:

    The new slavery.

  4. Jbstonesfan: this is what I mean when I say Obama’s approval rating will fluctuate. Yesterday the spread between strongly oppose vs strongly favor was 10%. But as of today it is back up to 13%. This is utterly amazing after White House reports that he is guiding European leaders to a soft landing on the Greece, Spain and Italy situations. And setting himself up for another Nobel Prize for doing nothing. Perhaps the American people finally see Obama for the cipher he is.

  5. …one more thing to add to this very insightful posting…

    O was perceived as exciting…and an inspirational orator…now he is seen for what he actually is…as a redundant and boring teleprompter reader….

  6. Just got home from work, haven’t read the Admin’s great post up top yet…but,
    I am so excited…I just got my 2010 Presidential Survey to grade and give my comments about the Fraud’s performance and my feedback to the DNC.

    I am going to roll up my sleeves and let them have it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I don’t recall ever getting a report card for any Dem president, and of course they beg for money at the end………..I am going to tell them why they don’t deserve one red cent from this Hillary supporter.

    I’m glad I hung onto my Dem card for this!!!

  7. Okay…I just caught the tail end of a conversation between Dick Morris and O’Riley…they were talking about Hillary, something she said that is in conflict with ‘her boss’…they were talking about how much Hillary wants to still be President. They both agreed that because the Fraud is doing so poorly in office, that the Dems will need someone that can win in 2012 and they will encourage Hillary to run to save the party. They talked about her high poll numbers and Morrison said he warned Obama (in person) NOT to give Hillary the SoS job, it would be like Lyndon Johnson putting Bobby Kennedy in his cabinet.

  8. Also…Morrison said it is obvious that Hillary is not for the Obama Hell Care bill nor the way Obama has handled the economy.

  9. I watched the whole Bill O’Reilly segment. Twice.

    He started by playing a clip of Hillary in a recent interview (60 Minutes, I think) saying that foreign leaders are coming to her complaining that the US economic weakness is causing problems and they can no longer rely on us and that we have to get our economic house in order. Ouch.

    O’Reilly is asking why Clinton is jabbing Obama.

    Morris says that Obama is about to exerience the biggest bloodbath in the November midterms of any President in history. Not only are the Democrats going to lose both the House and the Senate, but “an entire generation of Democrats is going to get wiped out….” His theory is that the Democrats will be so decimated by the rejection of Obama that the party will have no choice but to turn to a different leader.

    I happen to agree with Morris that the Democratic Party is going to get wiped out in November. I agree with him that an entire generation of Democrats will be lost. It’s becoming the laughing stock party. I disagree about turning to Hillary. I think Democrats are too stupid to come in out of the rain, let alone save their own asses.

  10. Wbboei, I was just going to mention Wbboei that he is at 48.6% today!!!!
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    Jbstonesfan: that rcp average has frustrated me for many years.

    I tell myself three things: first, it is based on many polls which are not necessarily neutral. Second, it does not reflect likely voters. Third, it does not focus on the strongly for vs strongly against, who are the people most likely to persuade others to vote their way.

    The tagline of the article I posted the other day sums it up nicely: given a choice between believing a New York Times poll vs believing Rassmussen, believe Rassmussen–Mickey Klaus. Also, they came closer than any other pollster to predicting the actual outcome of the 2008 general election.

    The only thing about the RCP poll that concerns me at all is the fact that it can be used to drive a headline by the the forces of evil. Otherwise, I think it is a case of garbage in vs garbage out. Also, the real attacks on Obama, Pelosi and Reid have not yet begun. Those should move the numbers. In the long term, I focus on big losses in 2010 and a witching hour in 2011, and whatever disasters Obama’s incompetence will engender in the days ahead.

  11. hwc

    Thanks for filling in the rest of the story that I missed, but I did see Hillary say that on 60 Minutes and I love the idea that the Dems will be on their bended knees, begging Hillary to save the party. That would be so darn wonderful but if it ever happened, it would probably be in private and we might not know of it.
    I can dream…

  12. admin wrote:

    Regardless, one knowledgeable source indicated that Jarrett has regular or semi-regular detail protection, which has left some questioning whether the close friend of the president’s, whose portfolio involves mostly outreach to the business sector and domestic policy, really needs the high level of security.[snip]
    &&&&&&&&&&&

    Jarrett is going to need all that security once the tax-paying public finds out what she’s costing them.

    Supposedly, Obama was going to be a marked transition from Bush’s secrecy and entitlement. HA!!!

  13. Those polls average out using the greatly distorted outliers, which you can see the worst offender erring on the side of President Dickhead is the New York Fucking Times / CBS “pollsters”.

    One can imagine how they ask their questions.

    NYT: “Do you consider Pres. Obama to be worse than getting syphillis?”

    Pollee: “umm, no.”

    NYT: “Check, another ‘favorable'”.

  14. wbboei, just want to say thanks for clearing that up for me about Helms…you remember one night we were talking on the phone and I told you I found one of my moms books about the NWO…his name is in it as one of the folks that was fighting against it. This books stops before Clinton so he isn’t in it. It talks about republican and democrat alike that are involved with this.

    Beck had a play on words today about it…he says there’s are difference between global governance and global government…some folks will be sucked in by that word game!

    Now I must read Admins article…it looks enticing!

  15. If the bloodbath Morris predicts occurs, then it will be seen as a direct reflection on his leadership and his misbegotten priorities. It will prove to all concerned that Obama is a down ticket liability. And for those who say Blue State democrats are safe, the counter example of what happened to Obama supported Martha Coakley will show that no Democrat is safe, not after that health care deform bill–the gift to Republicans which keeps giving. I made the argument to super delegates prior to Denver that Obama would be a down ticket liability. In most cases it did not wash. But after November it will. Why? Because seeing is believing. And all politicians will do whatever it takes to survive. They will find a way to throw him under he bus if it comes down to a question of him or them. And if the Blago trial casts a stain on him, and if we have the witching hour in 2011 as many now predict, and/or some disaster gets by him, then I predict his numbers will go down like a head shot goose. The problem at that point will be to separate Hillary from him in the eyes of the public, just as the minions of FOX News will try to do the reverse. But if that is what happens, then I think Hillary still has the edge. Most people realize that competence matters and she is the only competent one on the stage.

    And if you do not believe that believe this. There is trouble ahead for this country and Obama will not be able to handle it.

  16. BTW, I agree with O’Reilly and Morris that Hillary was taking a shot at Obama’s disasterous economic policy. She does not say things by accident. As Morris said, there’s nothing “spontaneous” about Hillary Clinton.

  17. rgb: Acutally the proper answer is yes. He is worse. Why? Because syphilis is curable with penicillin.

  18. If the bloodbath Morris predicts occurs, then it will be seen as a direct reflection on his leadership and his misbegotten priorities.

    It will be seen that way by same people, which does not include Democrats and media sychophants. They will figure out some way to deny it as a referendum on Obama. Just like they are in denial now about the coming bloodbath, trying to portray it as “anti-incumbent”. Baloney. The only Republicans being tossed out on their asses are Republicans who voted with Obama.

  19. One thing I have a hard time understanding is why Pelosi would travel abroad and insinuate herself into diplomatic meetings. She was there in Copenhagen, and has shown up in other foreign venues as well. I used to think it was to get bonus miles until I realize that she has that gas guzzling 737 paid for at taxpayer expense. When she gets to these places, she wanders around in the room like a sleep walker. Anything to get out of Washington.

  20. We did not see tonight’s O’Reilly show (we’ll catch it later). We look forward to seeing it. Morris said much the same thing it appears on December 4, 2008:

  21. It will be seen that way by same people, which does not include Democrats and media sychophants. They will figure out some way to deny it as a referendum on Obama. Just like they are in denial now about the coming bloodbath, trying to portray it as “anti-incumbent”. Baloney. The only Republicans being tossed out on their asses are Republicans who voted with Obama.
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    Don’t you think they will be thinking about there own survival when it becomes obvious that he is toxic? That is basic human nature.

  22. They need to start running polls on whether big media is seen as credible and worthy of belief. I would do it by network. If it showed that they are not believed then that could further dilute their influence in the electoral process.

  23. admin,

    I really hate the news shows now. Whatever happened to just reporting the news and not trying to make the news? Fox’s pundits drive me nuts.

  24. Don’t you think they will be thinking about there own survival when it becomes obvious that he is toxic? That is basic human nature.

    Have you seen any signs of survival instinct this year among Democrats? I didn’t see any when they were cramming health care through Congress. Hard as it may be to believe, it really does appear that they are that brain dead. Sure beats me.

    I’ve reached the conclusion that Democratic politicians, by and large, just ain’t right in the head. When someone like Martha Coakley says that maybe Catholics shouldn’t be nurses, it doesn’t sound at all unreasonable to these Democrats today. That’s the way they think. I don’t get it. Seems crazy to me, but these are the same wackos who are going off the deep end because the Wall Street Journal published a flattering photo of Kagan playing softball.

  25. Wbboei,
    One thing I have a hard time understanding is why Pelosi would travel abroad and insinuate herself into diplomatic meetings. She was there in Copenhagen, and has shown up in other foreign venues as well. I used to think it was to get bonus miles until I realize that she has that gas guzzling 737 paid for at taxpayer expense. When she gets to these places, she wanders around in the room like a sleep walker. Anything to get out of Washington.
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    This just makes me want to vomit…the thought of my tax money being used to fund Pelosi’s vile aspirations makes me sick!

    The woman appears to be on drugs, she seems so lost all time. I see folks like her in the hospital all the time. She’s been snorting those lines too long!

  26. Poll: Broad support for Arizona immigration law (73%)

    AP Arizona-A new poll shows that 59% of Americans approve of Arizona’s new law cracking down on illegal immigrants while only 32% disapprove.

    Specific provisions of the law enacted last month draw even more support: Fully 73% endorse its provisions requiring people to show police officers documents proving their legal status when asked. And 67% approve of police detaining anyone who can’t prove their legal status.

    The telephone poll by the Pew Research Center was conducted on May 6-9 and released Wednesday. It surveyed 994 adults and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4%age points.

    http://www.kswt.com/Global/story.asp?S=12472716

  27. Time to punish Bloomberg and Paterson for the behind the scenes shenanigans against Schumer/Gilibrand/Obama:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2010/05/12/2010-05-12_homeland_security_decides_to_slash_new_york_antiterrorism_funds_11_days_after_ti.html

    The Department of Homeland Security decided Wednesday to go through with cuts to New York anti-terrorism funding, just 11 days after the Times Square car bombing attempt.

    Rep. Pete King’s office said the final DHS budget decision for the year gives the New York City area $111 million for transit security – a 27% cut from last year’s funding of $153 million.

    Also, the port security program for the metro-area is area is getting chopped from $45 million to $33.8 million – a cut of 25%.

    The cuts had been proposed before but King said he thought that after the botched bombing attempt in Times Square – a literal crossroad and major transit hub – that officials would reconsider.

    “The fact that the Obama administration would cut New York’s homeland security funding just 11 days after the Times Square car bomb attempt is dangerous and unconscionable,” the Long Island Republican said.

    “The threat against New York City, the top target of al-Qaeda, is increasing, not decreasing. In fact, since 9/11, New York City has been the target of at least 11 foiled terror plots. Yet the Obama Administration is inexplicably slashing New York’s homeland security funding,” he said.

    Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) joined the chorus of outrage.

    “For the administration to announce these cuts two weeks after the attempted Times Square bombing shows they just don’t get it and are not doing right by New York City on anti-terrorism funding,” he said, “Instead of distributing funding all over the country, they should focus their attention where the greatest threat exists — right here in New York.”

  28. rgbhrc44/wbboei

    syphyllis…thats what I thought Obama was…the antibiotic resistant kind…thats why he’s been hard to remove from office. LOL!!

  29. Let me share a little good news…another hospital in the chain that I have been working in called today…they have more hours and will use me more than the other one. So I am excited! I start orientation Tuesday!

  30. Of course the Obots are not going to consider Hillary right now, they still have Hope and think their messiah can pull a rabbit out of his xxx.

    Wait until the destruction in November, a lot of them will wake to the nightmare of Nancy and Reid being tossed off their throne… and watch their bro become a very, very lame duck.

    He will flounder and flop around, try to make his little teleprompter speeches, and when all Hope is lost…Hillary will be bigger than life. The real Democrat will shine as she always does. Their little meat heads don’t want to give into being wrong…………………………..but, will they take a chance on another 4 years of a lame duck.

    I think not.

    They gave the half black guy a chance, now they need to pony up and let the woman clean up his mess.

    It took a Clinton to clean up after a Bush.
    It will take a Clinton to clean up after the Fraud.

  31. Hoping this is a stealth Smoking Gun- Yahoo!!
    ______________________________

    9 indicted on charges of accessing Obama’s records

    Source: Washington Post

    DES MOINES, Iowa — Nine people were indicted Wednesday on federal charges of accessing President Barack Obama’s student loan records while they were employed for a Department of Education contractor in Iowa.

    The U.S. attorney’s office said a grand jury returned the indictments in U.S. District Court in Davenport.

    All nine are charged with exceeding authorized computer access. They are accused of gaining access to a computer at a Coralville office where they worked between July 2007 and March 2009, and accessing Obama’s student loan records while he was either a candidate for president, president-elect or president.

    U.S. attorney spokesman Mike Bladel referred questions to online copies of the indictments.

    Arraignments are scheduled for May 24. The charge is punishable by up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/05/12/AR2010051204675.html
    _______________________

    Apparently, these patriotic hero’s know something. Could it be something that would damage the Fraud’s credibility?

  32. admin
    May 12th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    We did not see tonight’s O’Reilly show (we’ll catch it later). We look forward to seeing it. Morris said much the same thing it appears on December 4, 2008:
    ————
    Yes Admin, that is a very similar conversation only this time the Fraud’s poll numbers have been low for quite awhile and the two guys were more in agreement this time and not joking. 😉

  33. Hwc, more proof of the madness:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704247904575240812672173820.html?mod=e2tw

    Republicans have solidified support among voters who had drifted from the party in recent elections, putting the GOP in position for a strong comeback in November‘s mid-term campaign, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.

    The findings suggest that public opinion has hardened in advance of the 2010 elections, making it tougher for Democrats to translate their legislative successes, or a tentatively improving U.S. economy, into gains among voters.

    Republicans have reassembled their coalition by reconnecting with independents, seniors, blue-collar voters, suburban women and small town and rural voters—all of whom had moved away from the party in the 2006 elections, in which Republicans lost control of the House. Those voter groups now favor GOP control of Congress.

    This data is what it looks like when Republicans assemble what for them is a winning coalition,” said GOP pollster Bill McInturff, who conducts the survey with Democratic pollster Peter Hart.

    He said the Republican alliance appeared to be “firmer and more substantial” than earlier in the year.

    Mr. Hart noted that, to his own party’s detriment, a series of major news events and legislative achievements—including passage of a sweeping health-care law, negotiating a nuclear disarmament treaty with Russia and making a quick arrest in the Times Square terrorism attempt—has not measurably increased support for Democrats. “A lot has happened,” he said, “but the basic dynamic of the 2010 elections seems almost set in concrete.

    A big shift is evident among independents, who at this point in the 2006 campaign favored Democratic control of Congress rather than Republican control, 40% to 24%. In this poll, independents favored the GOP, 38% to 30%.

    Suburban women favored Democratic control four years ago by a 24-point margin. In the latest survey, they narrowly favored Republicans winning the House. A similar turnaround was seen among voters 65 and older.

    This is the inverse of where we were four years ago, and in a way that projects to substantial Democratic losses in November,” Mr. McInturff said.[snip]

    Rather, nearly two-thirds said they were motivated by opposition to Mr. Obama and Democratic policies.

    Republicans ran us under financially, and the Democrats are worse,” said poll respondent William Lina, 80, of Alden, N.Y., who is a registered Democrat but plans to vote a straight Republican ticket in November.

    He cited frustration with the Democrats’ health-care overhaul and the economic stimulus program.

    Joe Carter, a 53-year-old Republican from Kingsport, Tenn., who has voted for Democrats in the past, said he, too, would likely vote a straight Republican ticket.

    “Both parties do things I disagree with,” Mr. Carter said. “But just to stop what’s going on now, I will vote Republican.”

    Overall, the survey found that voters were split over which party they preferred to control Congress after November, with 44% favoring each party.

    But that finding masked the overwhelming Republican advantage among the voters most likely to cast ballots on Election Day.

    The voters who said they were most interested in the November elections favor Republican control of Congress by a 20-point margin, with 56% backing the GOP and 36% backing Democrats—the highest gap all year on that question.

    Mr. Obama’s approval rating in the survey has remained stable, with 50% approving of his job performance, compared with 48% in March.

    In the wake of the attempted Times Square terrorist attack, a plurality of respondents approve of his handling of terrorism.

    But, despite White House predictions that passage of Mr. Obama’s health-care bill would boost Democrats in November, the issue still appeared to be more of a drag on the president’s party.

    Some 44% called the health plan a bad idea, compared to 38% who saw it as a good idea.

    The poll also showed sharp divisions among voters on the subject of illegal immigration.

    Among all adults, support is high for the new Arizona law that makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally and requires law enforcement officers to question people if they have reasonable suspicions about their immigration status.

    Some 64% said they strongly or somewhat supported the law, compared with 34% who strongly or somewhat opposed it.

  34. confloyd:

    You have more experience in the health care sector than the dumb bunny owners who are nickel dime-ing you to death with your hours. Now couldn’t you with all your experience figure out what they should be doing to streamline their operations; as a consultant/efficiency expert?

  35. Thanks everyone!

    Mrs. Smith,
    I know I could run the entire hospital better than the numbskull they are paying 244,000 a year for a 30 bed hospital…This is the same guy who got rid of everyone in my dept and then cut the wages down 5.00 an hour…I guess they are getting ready for the influx of cheap mexican labor….when Obama opens the door to all mexicans.

    I really can’t work full time with my husband…he goes slightly off his rocker when I am gone for too long.

  36. Mrs. Smith,

    Its funny you should say that because for years I preached to this little hospital that they needed to get rid of the 3 shift workday…its needs to be 2 shifts and two on two off matrix…but all the little suck asses would quit because they don’t work Sat. and Sun. or holidays…that has always been a thorn in my side…this is healthcare…if you don’t want to work odd hours…don’t get into this field…but they do because they watch to stupid doctor shows on TVEE.

  37. What Coakley said VERY SENSIBLY was that people who would refuse to give emergency contraception to a rape victim should not work in the Emergency Room.

    She’s damn right, too.

  38. Time to punish Bloomberg and Paterson for the behind the scenes shenanigans against Schumer/Gilibrand/Obama:

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

    Huh? Paterson appointed Gillibrand despite pressure from Obama; Obama wanted Caroline Kennedy.

  39. Admin:

    “The findings suggest that public opinion has hardened in advance of the 2010 elections, making it tougher for Democrats to translate their legislative successes, or a tentatively improving U.S. economy, into gains among voters.”
    _____________________

    Huh? Wha? Is this the prelude to a hypothetical poll validating or rather inoculating Obama’s reckless incompetent behavior; using plausible deniability as an excuse for not taking responsibility as a failed US president unable to govern the country?

  40. confloyd
    May 12th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Mrs. Smith
    ______________________–

    Well, confloyd. I have an idea we can speak to another time. Thinking outside the box.

  41. TurnDownObama, the NY situation is complex. Bloomberg has been causing all sorts of problems for Gilibrand and Schumer. Paterson has been causing all sorts of problems for Cuomo and Gaspard. The “problems” range from organizing donor groups to challenge Dimocratic favorites to a whole series of issues ranging from Terrorism to Israel.

    Paterson is not happy with the way he has been treated and is not in the mood to help anyone. The situation will get much more volatile this June when the Dims meet in convention. The rumors are that Spitzer is planning on a comeback and will either run for Governor or AG. The backstabbing and crosstides in New York politics are at a high water mark.

  42. admin:

    Yes, those polling numbers support what I’m sensing. I think that, by and large, the American people are recoiling in horror at the over-reach of the Democrats in power. The spending. The government takeover of everything that moves. The arrogance of ramming the health care bill through Congress despite the clear wishes of the American people. The naivete of the approach towards terror. I don’t think this is simple disagreement with policies. This is the American people seeing the Democrats as cartoon characters of crazy liberals running amok.

    I think Dick Morris is very likely correct. The bloodbath in November may be unprecedented.

  43. I’m watching a Ronnie Hawkins documentary with plenty of Bill Clinton in it. Oh, to be a fly on the wall….

  44. Have you seen any signs of survival instinct this year among Democrats? I didn’t see any when they were cramming health care through Congress. Hard as it may be to believe, it really does appear that they are that brain dead. Sure beats me.

    I’ve reached the conclusion that Democratic politicians, by and large, just ain’t right in the head. When someone like Martha Coakley says that maybe Catholics shouldn’t be nurses, it doesn’t sound at all unreasonable to these Democrats today. That’s the way they think. I don’t get it. Seems crazy to me, but these are the same wackos who are going off the deep end because the Wall Street Journal published a flattering photo of Kagan playing softball.
    ———————–
    hwc: Do I see signs of them waking up? Well,Bayh, Dodd, Obey, Baird, possibly Feingold will not run again. Evidently, they have woken up. Key governor races in Virginia and New Jersey have been lost. Everyone knows about that. Scott Brown won Teddy Kennedy’s seat in a landmark election. Next week we may see more incumbent defeated starting with Obama’s friend Arlen Specter. McCaskill and other traitors are nowhere to be seen. This is a work in progress . . . .

    Are the democrats stampeding? Not at this point. Are they nervous? I rather suspect they are. How could they not be? Are they copasetic with the race baiting that their party is engaged in? I doubt it. Do they know they are persona non grata in their districts because of health care. Yup. Do they trust their leadership to save their jobs? That question has not yet been answered. November 2010 will tell the story. If there is the bloodbath Morris predicts, they may break loose from their moorings. If they conclude that he cannot protect them and is indeed a liability then they will be open to rational alternatives. What would it take for them to bolt? I have already offered my thoughts on the subject.

  45. Here’s one of Obama’s friends…I thought you might like to see how widespread how antisemitism is on america’s campus’s.
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    David knows what he is doing. He was a student radical himself during the Viet Nam War. He knows how to counterattack his attackers.

  46. Yes, those polling numbers support what I’m sensing. I think that, by and large, the American people are recoiling in horror at the over-reach of the Democrats in power. The spending. The government takeover of everything that moves. The arrogance of ramming the health care bill through Congress despite the clear wishes of the American people. The naivete of the approach towards terror. I don’t think this is simple disagreement with policies. This is the American people seeing the Democrats as cartoon characters of crazy liberals running amok.

    I think Dick Morris is very likely correct. The bloodbath in November may be unprecedented.
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    True. I would go a step further. I honestly believe the opposition to him reflected in the poll numbers is understated. For the very reasons you suggest. Most people are not willing to trash this country or tolerate someone like Obama who does. Most people are uncomfortable with race baiters like Obama. Most people realize how far he has gone to promote a radical agenda. So millions of people are scared about the future and very angry towards him. That is not the ideal reaction if you want to get re elected.

  47. When the Republicans take back the House, and John Boehner becomes Speaker, the first thing he should do is call a press conference and declare that the days of irresponsible spending are over, and to show you that I mean it, I will be returning the personal jet airplane commandeered by former Speaker Pelosi to its rightful owners the Air Force and the American People. As long as I am speaker, I promise you that my staff and I will travel on commercial jets, like ordinary Americans do every day. We are the servants of the American People, not their masters, and I will hold both parties accountable on that issue.

  48. Wbboei, When that happens, lets all have a conference call so we can toast a new begining???

  49. wbboei,
    Are the democrats stampeding? Not at this point. Are they nervous? I rather suspect they are. How could they not be? Are they copasetic with the race baiting that their party is engaged in? I doubt it. Do they know they are persona non grata in their districts because of health care. Yup. Do they trust their leadership to save their jobs? That question has not yet been answered. November 2010 will tell the story. If there is the bloodbath Morris predicts, they may break loose from their moorings. If they conclude that he cannot protect them and is indeed a liability then they will be open to rational alternatives. What would it take for them to bolt? I have already offered my thoughts on the subject.

    ———————————————

    I sometimes worry that Obama and Co. has some plan to keep the WH and the power…I am so scared we won’t get this straightened out before its too late for the country and the american people. I was talking to a friend of mine tonight an RN, a Gulf War veteran, and a good guy, he believes that an armed revolt by the american people looks more like a possibility everyday…when normal folks feel that way…things are really out of hand.

    I was trying to find GlennBeckClips so I could post some of his stuff today…he is advocating that it is only the dems that are globalists and we know it runs in both parties. Bush I was the first to mention and it goes back to Eisenhouer…people are going to be fooled again…Beck is being paid to brain wash the multitudes…I pity the government if the people find out they will have another Bush/Obama in office and they were lied to again…it will be bad!

  50. THis maybe where Rev. Manning has gotten his information about Obama’s student records…he sure seems to know that Obama was NEVAH a student at Columbia, but received an honorary degree…

    GlennBEck says we are not a nation already…Bush signed us over and Obama finished it off.

  51. admin: must confess I did not know WalMart/BP connections of either 2008 pres. candidate.
    As to Obie’s NY visit today, it should be very interesting. He’s combining thanking police for getting Times Square bomber with a fundraiser which one TV anchor said was connected with Wall Street. The funds are for Congressional Democrats.
    wbb @ 2:13 am: Key governor races in Virginia and New Jersey have been lost.
    —————-
    NJ Gov. Christie (R) is doing a fantastic job of cutting costs. He has lots of angry union members (NJEA, CWA). Many of the more entitled (IMHO) crying NIMBY. (cannot resist an example: Teachers protesting at many locations where Christie is speaking; their message is ‘save the children.’ NJEA runs many TV ads in protest. Yet by my own close friend’s statement, many are retiring early because, going forward, they will not be able to accumulate sick pay days as they now do. Believe there will be other pension consequences. They are all for the children, but will retire early and leave the horrible younger teachers to educate your children. For the sake of their personal finances.)
    Now, getting back to Christie, I heard commentary on NJN News suggesting that the new governor could well be used as the model for Republicans going forward. I give no links for anything I specifically mentioned this time. I do hope that some of you will browse around the video archives found at www dot njn.net/news/ just to hear the man speak. Christie is featured most every day. Pity of it all is that NJN itself will be a victim of the new governor’s decreased state spending. It is the finest source of NJ info I know, but may not survive into 2011.

  52. confloyd
    May 12th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

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    It is a brave man who continues to fight for his people no matter how insiduous the brainwashing of these young people are.

    He is a good man. Thanks for the link.

  53. OBAMA LEADS DEMS…INTO THE WILDERNESS

    Heckuva job, Obambi.

    online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704247904575240812672173820.html?mod=rss_com_mostcommentart

    MAY 13, 2010
    Voters Shifting to GOP, Poll Finds
    ========================

    By PETER WALLSTEN, NAFTALI BENDAVID and JEAN SPENCER

    Republicans have solidified support among voters who had drifted from the party in recent elections, putting the GOP in position for a strong comeback in November’s mid-term campaign, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll.

    The findings suggest that public opinion has hardened in advance of the 2010 elections, making it tougher for Democrats to translate their legislative successes, or a tentatively improving U.S. economy, into gains among voters.

    Republicans have reassembled their coalition by reconnecting with independents, seniors, blue-collar voters, suburban women and small town and rural voters—all of whom had moved away from the party in the 2006 elections, in which Republicans lost control of the House. Those voter groups now favor GOP control of Congress.

    “This data is what it looks like when Republicans assemble what for them is a winning coalition,” said GOP pollster Bill McInturff, who conducts the survey with Democratic pollster Peter Hart.

    He said the Republican alliance appeared to be “firmer and more substantial” than earlier in the year.

    Mr. Hart noted that, to his own party’s detriment, a series of major news events and legislative achievements—including passage of a sweeping health-care law, negotiating a nuclear disarmament treaty with Russia and making a quick arrest in the Times Square terrorism attempt—has not measurably increased support for Democrats. “A lot has happened,” he said, “but the basic dynamic of the 2010 elections seems almost set in concrete.”

    A big shift is evident among independents, who at this point in the 2006 campaign favored Democratic control of Congress rather than Republican control, 40% to 24%. In this poll, independents favored the GOP, 38% to 30%.

    Suburban women favored Democratic control four years ago by a 24-point margin. In the latest survey, they narrowly favored Republicans winning the House. A similar turnaround was seen among voters 65 and older.

    “This is the inverse of where we were four years ago, and in a way that projects to substantial Democratic losses in November,” Mr. McInturff said.

    The new survey gives incumbents of either party little reason for comfort. Only about one in five respondents approved of the job Congress is doing.

    People in the survey felt overwhelmingly negative toward both political parties.

    Nearly one-third of respondents said they “almost never” trust the government in Washington to do what is right—about triple the number who felt that way when the question was asked in October.

    Those feelings were evident in the past week, with the ouster of longtime incumbents from each party. After 18 years in office, Sen. Robert Bennett (R, Utah) was rejected for re-nomination at Saturday’s Utah GOP convention.

    On Tuesday, Rep. Alan Mollohan (D, W.Va.) lost his primary election by a surprisingly large 56% to 44% margin. He had served 14 terms in the House.

    “It is a tough year for incumbents, no doubt about that,” said Sen. Arlen Specter (D, Pa.).

    Mr. Specter didn’t express great confidence that he would prevail Tuesday in his own primary contest, in which polls show him neck-and-neck with Democratic U.S. Rep. Joe Sestak.

    “I don’t make predictions; I run for re-election,” Mr. Specter said. “I’ve been in a lot of tough races, and I’m slugging it out.”

    While the survey results foreshadow a strong showing for Republicans, they also show that voters were far more motivated by their frustration with Democrats and government in general than by an affinity for the GOP.

    Just 30% in the survey said they felt positively about the Republican Party—a smaller share than for the Democratic Party and the tea party movement.

    Of those who want to see Republicans control the House, less than one-third said that was because they support the GOP and its candidates.

    Rather, nearly two-thirds said they were motivated by opposition to Mr. Obama and Democratic policies.

    “Republicans ran us under financially, and the Democrats are worse,” said poll respondent William Lina, 80, of Alden, N.Y., who is a registered Democrat but plans to vote a straight Republican ticket in November.

    He cited frustration with the Democrats’ health-care overhaul and the economic stimulus program.

    Joe Carter, a 53-year-old Republican from Kingsport, Tenn., who has voted for Democrats in the past, said he, too, would likely vote a straight Republican ticket.

    “Both parties do things I disagree with,” Mr. Carter said. “But just to stop what’s going on now, I will vote Republican.”

    Overall, the survey found that voters were split over which party they preferred to control Congress after November, with 44% favoring each party.

    But that finding masked the overwhelming Republican advantage among the voters most likely to cast ballots on Election Day.

    The voters who said they were most interested in the November elections favor Republican control of Congress by a 20-point margin, with 56% backing the GOP and 36% backing Democrats—the highest gap all year on that question.

    Mr. Obama’s approval rating in the survey has remained stable, with 50% approving of his job performance, compared with 48% in March.

    In the wake of the attempted Times Square terrorist attack, a plurality of respondents approve of his handling of terrorism.

    But, despite White House predictions that passage of Mr. Obama’s health-care bill would boost Democrats in November, the issue still appeared to be more of a drag on the president’s party.

    Some 44% called the health plan a bad idea, compared to 38% who saw it as a good idea.

    The poll also showed sharp divisions among voters on the subject of illegal immigration.

    Among all adults, support is high for the new Arizona law that makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally and requires law enforcement officers to question people if they have reasonable suspicions about their immigration status.

    Some 64% said they strongly or somewhat supported the law, compared with 34% who strongly or somewhat opposed it.

    Just 30% in the survey said they felt positively about the Republican Party—a smaller share than for the Democratic Party and the tea party movement.

    Of those who want to see Republicans control the House, less than one-third said that was because they support the GOP and its candidates.

    Rather, nearly two-thirds said they were motivated by opposition to Mr. Obama and Democratic policies.

    “Republicans ran us under financially, and the Democrats are worse,” said poll respondent William Lina, 80, of Alden, N.Y., who is a registered Democrat but plans to vote a straight Republican ticket in November.

    He cited frustration with the Democrats’ health-care overhaul and the economic stimulus program.

    Joe Carter, a 53-year-old Republican from Kingsport, Tenn., who has voted for Democrats in the past, said he, too, would likely vote a straight Republican ticket.

    “Both parties do things I disagree with,” Mr. Carter said. “But just to stop what’s going on now, I will vote Republican.”

    Overall, the survey found that voters were split over which party they preferred to control Congress after November, with 44% favoring each party.

    But that finding masked the overwhelming Republican advantage among the voters most likely to cast ballots on Election Day.

    The voters who said they were most interested in the November elections favor Republican control of Congress by a 20-point margin, with 56% backing the GOP and 36% backing Democrats—the highest gap all year on that question.

    Mr. Obama’s approval rating in the survey has remained stable, with 50% approving of his job performance, compared with 48% in March.

    In the wake of the attempted Times Square terrorist attack, a plurality of respondents approve of his handling of terrorism.

    But, despite White House predictions that passage of Mr. Obama’s health-care bill would boost Democrats in November, the issue still appeared to be more of a drag on the president’s party.

    Some 44% called the health plan a bad idea, compared to 38% who saw it as a good idea.

    The poll also showed sharp divisions among voters on the subject of illegal immigration.

    Among all adults, support is high for the new Arizona law that makes it a state crime to be in the country illegally and requires law enforcement officers to question people if they have reasonable suspicions about their immigration status.

    Some 64% said they strongly or somewhat supported the law, compared with 34% who strongly or somewhat opposed it.

    Divisions were even sharper between whites and Hispanics. Among Hispanic respondents, 70% opposed the law, while 69% of whites in the survey supported it.

    The survey oversampled Hispanics to increase accuracy.

    Hispanics also held a different view of immigration generally than did white respondents.

    In the survey, 58% of Hispanics said that immigration helped the U.S. more than it hurt, while 56% of white respondents said that immigration hurt more than it helped.

    The survey found that, at the moment, Hispanics greatly favored Democrats over Republicans, particularly among Hispanics under age 40.

    That stands as a danger sign for the GOP given the rapid growth of that voter bloc.

    But Hispanics were far less interested in this year’s elections than key Republican-leaning groups, meaning that the benefits of this trend might not accrue to the Democrats until at least the 2012 elections.

  54. Why am I just now hearing on HillBuzz that Obama has Parkinson’s??? That’s what I just read!

  55. MORE BOGUS “OPTIMISM”

    In trying to bolster Obama, the media has been pushing the “green shoots” angle quite a bit. Things are “turning the corner”. Yadda yadda.

    Yet Obama’s stimulus and government programs may not be the cure-all that they have been sold to be.

    finance.yahoo.com/tech-ticker/housing-bulls-are-%22not-paying-attention%22-to-the-facts-says-dean-baker-483703.html?tickers=xhb,^dji,^gspc,xlf,tlt,tbt

    Housing Optimists Are “Not Paying Attention” to the Facts, Says Dean Baker
    ==========

    Posted May 12, 2010

    Among the crowded ranks of economists and market watchers, Dean Baker stands out. Baker presciently called the housing bubble when he published “The Run-up in Home Prices: Is It Real or Is It Another Bubble?” in 2002.

    So does our guest Baker see the so-called housing recovery now? “No. I mean I think people that are saying that just aren’t paying attention to what’s in front of their eyes,” says Baker, an American economist and co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research.

    “I think we’re going to see a big fall-off in purchases for the rest of 2010 and even into 2011,” Baker says. “So the idea that somehow the market is stable, that housing prices will rise anytime soon – it’s really hard to make a case for that.”

    Baker lays out several reasons for his bearish case:

    1. Programs that lifted the market, including the tax credit for first-time buyers, have expired.

    2. The Federal Reserve is exiting the mortgage market, which will likely push rates to 5.5% to 6% by the end of the year.

    3. There’s still an inventory glut and rental rates are falling in many markets, notes Baker, author of “False Profits: Recovering from the Bubble Economy.” He says the rental market doesn’t lie.

    Naturally the housing bulls disagree. Hedge-fund manager John Paulson, for example, said housing prices in hard-hit California will begin to rise this year, setting the stage for a wider recovery, as the FT reports.

    So what are the chances of, say, another tax credit or purchase of mortgage-backed securities? “I think they’d be reluctant to do that because of the signal it would send,” Baker says in the accompanying clip. “I mean it would send this unambiguous signal things really are bad, worse than had been advertised.”

  56. confloyd
    May 13th, 2010 at 11:16 am
    Why am I just now hearing on HillBuzz that Obama has Parkinson’s??? That’s what I just read!
    &&&&&&&&&

    I thought Douche-Baggers Syndrome. They still don’t know what causes it, but they know it when they see it.

  57. LE’BRAMA.

    LeBron James echos Obama yet again. Remember Obama’s overconfident statement, about why 2010 won’t be like 1994? “Because you got me”.

    Here’s LeBron last night. Tom Withers, AP Sports writer:

    “Game 6 in Boston, however, is a chance for redemption and James believes Cavaliers fans should be confident. Why?”

    “They got me,” he said.

  58. #
    confloyd
    May 13th, 2010 at 11:16 am

    Why am I just now hearing on HillBuzz that Obama has Parkinson’s??? That’s what I just read!
    —-

    Ah those buzzsters aren’t always serious, they get an idea and…………..run with it. 🙂

  59. shadowfax, I did not know that? If they were going to make up a disease they should of selected Addison’s, which could be!

  60. shadowfax,

    Is it always routine for an ambulance to trail the President when he goes on the road?? They showed a film of his motorcade when he recently visited New Orleans, it had an ambulance with it…I know we had one for Cheney but that was because his heart was so bad! Why would we need one for LeBron, baby??

  61. Speaking of Hillbuzz, they are also speculating on that email the Big Dawg sent out to pay down Hillary’s campaign debt:

    Very Interesting Development in Hillaryland: Why is President Clinton fundraising for Hillary ’08 debt again — when it was all repaid in 2008?

    We don’t know what’s going on here, but this is incredibly interesting.

    President Clinton sent out an email a few days ago, with another of the contests he’s used in the past to fundraise for Hillary Clinton’s campaign — this time, it’s a contest to win a day with him in New York City, where each donation is an entry into a raffle for this prize. During the 2008 campaign, there were several of these opportunities offered — but the last time the Clintons did this was in December of 2008.

    Here’s the email: [snip]

    Do you notice something interesting right off the bat?

    The “Hillary Logo”, used during 2008 is back, just without the “for President” underneath it next to the American flag swirl.

    Now, this logo has not appeared for a while.

    Usually emails from President Clinton come to us from the Clinton Foundation, or by way of NoLimits.org, which is the organization Ann Lewis is running for the Clintons, to keep all of Hillary’s campaign volunteers and friends in contact. NoLimits.org effectively took the place of HillPAC — since Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State and removed herself from politics.

    In December 2008, two big events at the close of the year were supposed to clear all of Hillary’s campaign debt: one was the “Conversation with Hillary Clinton” hosted by America Ferrara, and the other was the John Mellencamp concert a week or so later. We remember hearing in January 2009 that all the campaign debt was gone — and we heard several times that all of the 2008 books had to be closed by the time Hillary was sworn in as Secretary of State.

    We have not heard anything else about campaign debt since 2009.

    Now, almost a year and a half later, there’s this email from President Clinton fundraising for the debt again.

    It just doesn’t make any sense.

    UNLESS what’s happening is that HillPAC is back up and running again, clandestinely, and the Clintons intend to use this fundraising to funnel money into candidates nationwide they support, but the DNC doesn’t.

    This trick was used by the Obots in Missouri recently. Claire McCaskill pretended to hold a fundraiser for herself last month, because Robin Carnahan did not want to stand on the stage with Obama. So, McCaskill did it instead, and then funneled all the money raised at the event to Carnahan. She probably kept at least $1.00 — but said “the excess” went to the Democrat actually running for office in 2010 (which would be Carnahan, since McCaskill isn’t up for re-election — and humiliating defeat — until 2012).

    Now, the last part of all of this that’s truly fascinating is that late last night we emailed someone from Hillary’s 2008 Illinois Finance Committee and asked him what was up with all of this. This is a guy who’s very important, and doesn’t respond to every email, especially if we’re asking about something crazy, or badgering to know whether Hillary will run for president again. The guy wrote back this time, and told us “that is interesting” and then told us to contact another person we know, who talks to the Clintons regularly.

    So, there’s something there.

    SOMETHING is going on.

    We just don’t know what yet.

    If we had to guess, we’d say this is about how bad of shape the Democrat Party is in right now. Obama is dragging down Democrats all across the country. Anyone he campaigns for fails miserably. Obots are losing primaries left and right. Fundraising is way down. The party is clearly Whigging out of revelance.

    Are the Clintons being called in as the last-ditch effort to save the party…or is this Clintonian 11th dimensional chess for 2012?

    We’ve also noticed several instances where Hillary Clinton has been noting lately how tiresome it is to be traveling the world so much…and all the comments she’s been making about looking forward to daughter Chelsea’s upcoming wedding and finally being a “Mother of the Bride”.

    So, to recap:

    (1) NoLimits.org is not only still very active, but recently went through an upgrade

    (2) Several “Hillary is 45″ and “Hillary 2012″ groups recently energized email updates and reaffirmed their contact lists

    (3) The old Hillary campaign logo is alive and well and living on in President Clinton’s emails — for the first time in a year and a half

    (4) The Clintons are fundraising again for Hillary’s campaign apparatus

    (5) Team Hillary here in Illinois agrees “something” is going on

    (6) The Democrat Party is in real trouble, and everyone knows it

    (7) Hillary Clinton keeps making statements that make it appear she’ll be resigning as Secretary of State after November’s elections

    Your guess is as good as ours as to what the real deal is…but it’s all very, very interesting.

  62. You know it’s bad when the best James Carvelle can come up with is, “maybe things will improve between now and November…”

    In this ABC video interview Carvelle essentially confirms that all the polling he’s done shows an absolute bloodbath for Democrats if the election were held today.

    The man needs a bowl of gumbo. He’s so down in the dumps.

  63. hwc
    May 13th, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    You know it’s bad when the best James Carvelle can come up with is, “maybe things will improve between now and November…”
    ——–
    Carvelle knows the Dems got what they paid for.

    Personally, I would love to see more good candidates run as Independents and give both parties a run for their money.

    It was mentioned again on Greta last night that the tea party voters could hurt the Repubs in the election if the Repubs didn’t tow the line…hope that doesn’t mean the spoils could help the Fraud in the long run…

  64. Thanks hwc. This is why I do not pay much attention to rcp. It aint real clear politics when they show polls that merely reflect general approval of Obama. As George Step and Fetch It For Obama points out the general approval rating is even, whereas the likely voters shows a 20% spread. And, if you dig into the likely voter numbers and determine who is strongly opposed vs strongly in favor, it gets even more refined because these are the influencers. I am no expert on polling but that much seems relatively clear. The other imponderable is whether the people who would vote against Obama would say one thing to a pollster and do another in the privacy and seclusion of a voting booth. As we have seen Obama supporters are willing to stand up and tell the world they are idiots, whereas people who oppose him are not idiots but may be reluctant to confess their opposition to a stranger over the telephone for fear that they will end up on somebody’s hit list. If you think that is paranoid, let me remind you that in Seattle the publisher of a left wing newspaper The Stranger published the names and addresses of people with McCain signs in their yards, and there were acts of retaliation and property damage.

  65. BP has no clue…

    BP delays dome action as spill threatens U.S. coast

    A small containment dome won’t begin trapping oil from BP’s leaking oil well until at least next week instead of later on Thursday, a spokesman for BP Plc said, a fresh setback in efforts to contain what could become the worst oil spill in U.S. history.

    London-based BP has changed its timing for placing the undersea dome meant to pump oil from the mile-deep leak to a vessel on the surface, after a company executive on Wednesday told reporters the device could be in place by late Thursday.

    “Probably toward the end of next week is when we will start to move it and put it over the leak,” BP spokesman Jon Pack said. “So nothing particularly noteworthy is happening with that right now.”

    This is its latest attempt to control the roughly 5,000 barrels (210,000 gallons/795,000 liters) per day that has been gushing from the broken well for more than three weeks.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6430AR20100513

  66. I like James Carville, but he does look a little glum at this point. In the book he published only last year, James predicted 40 years of uninterrupted Democratic Rule. Forty years is looking more like 6 months as far as Congress is concerned, and without a Democratic Congress, and exploding deficits it is hard to see much hope or change ahead for The One. If it proves to be the bloodbath we hope it is then the question which will reverberate through the country will be is this also a referendum on Obama. Obviously, big media will deny that it is, but it is like on cross examination of an adversarial witness, sometimes the question is more powerful than the answer to the jury, because they expect the witness to deny it, and they do not believe him when he does. Every sentient being knows big media is in the bag for Obama, and is the instrument class warfare.

  67. wbboei
    May 13th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    instrument OF class warfare–by the elites against the middle class.
    ——-
    One important thing they seem to forget, us little people with the power of our vote…are the majority.

    Elites and their bussed in, first time voters…not so much.

  68. Actually, there are some, including Eric Erikson over at Red State, who believe that Obama wants a Republican majority in Congress because it gives him something to run against in 2012. It allows him to return to his blame it on the racist Republicans spiel.

    Erikson has posed a rhetorical question to Democratic incumbents. Do you think Obama cares one whit about your re-election?

  69. Shadowfax
    May 13th, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Very Interesting Development in Hillaryland: Why is President Clinton fundraising for Hillary ’08 debt again — when it was all repaid in 2008?
    &&&&&&

    I could imagine the Big Dawg saying, “It’s important to take Hillary’s debt of $53 from 2008 and make that debt NEGATIVE $10,000,000 dollars. You know, just in case she has to campaign for some, ahem…Democrat”.

  70. O’Reilly And Morris Spin Their Conspiracy Theories About Hillary Clinton in 2012

    May 13, 2010

    Bill O’Reilly put his head together with Dick Morris last night to figure out whether Hillary Clinton had taken a jab at President Obama during her 60 Minutes interview over the weekend and whether that signaled that she planned to challenge Obama for the nomination in 2012. It was a slender enough thread that O’Reilly had plucked from Clinton’s interview. But why on earth he didn’t consult someone like Karl Rove, who was on the show in an earlier segment, I’ll never quite understand. Morris is the guy who wrote a book about the 2008 election called Condi vs. Hillary: The Next Great Presidential Race and he’s the guy who predicted that Clinton’s 22-point lead in the polls in her 2006 Senate race indicated she was in trouble. Those were just two of Morris’ many erroneous predictions and very dubious “analyses.” With video.

    The statement that made O’Reilly’s ears prick up was when Clinton said in the interview, “You’ve got countries who are explicitly saying to me in private, ‘Well, look, we always look to you because you had this great economy. And now look. You’re in the ditch. And you’ve dragged other people into the ditch.’ And I happen to believe it’s one of the critical challenges before us. Our nation has to be strong fiscally at home in order for us to be strong abroad.”

    “What’s the Secretary of State doing running down the U.S. economy?” O’Reilly asked. He did acknowledge he could have misinterpreted her intent.

    Morris said he thought it likely that Obama would lose Congress, that it was possible his ratings would “crater into the 20’s and 30’s,” and that that would create an opening for Clinton. Morris added, sarcastically, that if a grassroots movement for another candidate came about, Clinton’s sense of “integrity and loyalty would preclude a candidacy.” He meant she’d be on it quicker than you can say “fair and balanced.”

    Morris went on to predict, “Obama is going to face… the biggest wipeout any president has ever faced in an off-year election… We are not just talking about taking control of both Houses of Congress. We are talking about the virtual obliteration of an entire generation…of Democratic politicians. And this party is going to be in terrible shape.” Apparently, that would be good news for Clinton.

    Morris continued, “I think that there’s a subtle distancing going on.” He claimed that because Clinton did not “lead the charge” for Obama’s health care reform or on the economy, that indicated she was allowing Obama to “take the fall” in those areas. Morris waved off O’Reilly’s point that, as Secretary of State, health care and the economy were completely out of her purview.

    O’Reilly said he created the segment because “it just hit me (when he was watching 60 Minutes) because I know how much Hillary Clinton wants to be president. She wants to be president more than you want your book to sell five million copies. That’s a lot. She REALLY wants to be president. And I don’t think she’s got the patience to wait.”

    Nobody pointed out that Clinton has stated unequivocally that she does not plan to run for president again. I guess what she says doesn’t count next to what these two “know” about her.

    Morris reiterated his theory that when Obama collapses, that will be Clinton’s opening. He added that when Obama had appointed Clinton Secretary of State, “I said, ‘You’re Lyndon Johnson putting Bobby Kennedy in the cabinet.”

    “Interesting,” O’Reilly said.

    http://www.newshounds.us/2010/05/13/oreilly_and_morris_spin_their_conspiracy_theories_about_hillary_clinton_in_2012.php

  71. I liked this comment that was posted below the above article:

    “What, in the wide world of sports, could the Clintons have done to Morris, to merit 10+yrs of extreme hatred? It sounds entirely personal when he speaks about their ambitions(which seems like that would be a positive to a campaign advisor like morris) Also, a book on when exactly his predictions started going completely freaking wrong, would be very helpful. probably a long read though.”

  72. I think Carville did what many Dems who were not for Obama did (including Bill and Hillary), which is put on your best fake smiley face and say, “Go, Dems!”.

    But as shrewd political insiders, they can see when the game is being mismanaged, that Obama is pulling a lackluster LeBron ego act, all for himself but not caring about The TEAM.

    Smart players know that in team sports, you need to get the whole team on the same page.

  73. Actually, there are some, including Eric Erikson over at Red State, who believe that Obama wants a Republican majority in Congress because it gives him something to run against in 2012. It allows him to return to his blame it on the racist Republicans spiel.
    ———————–
    Yes, Eric has taken that position, some Clinton supporters have cited it as a counterargument to their own case that it is better for Hillary and I have cited that argument myself in some discussions. Obviously, it has some surface appeal. After all, if the Republicans take control of Congress, then it gives him someone to blame, whereas now he is loathe to blame his own party. For example, when we begin making cuts he can play the game of please don’t throw me in the briar patch.

    But there are serious downsides to a Republican victory for him.-, and I believe they vastly outweigh the aforesaid advantages:

    1. It will cause people to question his political strength since he will be blamed for those losses, regardless.

    2. It will put him in a position less like Bill Clinton and more like Jimmy Carter.

    3. It will thwart many aspects of his agenda, and may make him seem even more impotent than he is now.

    4. It will enable the opposition to force debate over issues which he could previously bottle up in committee.

    5. It will deny him he fig leaf, because the minute he blames Republicans for thwarting his agenda, someone will point out that when he had super majorities in Congress he pursued the policies of Bush.

    6. It will prevent thwart his efforts to undermine our country by signing treaties without the consent of Congress, or promulgating regulations which infringe upon our freedom and pocket books.

    As far as Eric is concerned, it makes business sense that he would take the contrary position, and say a loss of Congress is a not a bad thing for Obama. He is a guest on MSNBC and CNN as I recall. I commend him for that, and it is health to have someone who is not a bot opining on that network. But if you wanted to be invited to appear again on those networks, I suspect you would be a very welcome guest on those networks if you claimed as a Republican that a loss of Congress is not a bad thing for Obama, since that is the meme they will be seeking to promote at that point.

    diminishes his stature in the sense that he is no longer running the show. It reduces his options. And if the executive department fumbles the ball on any issue, the Republicans will have the votes to rake him over the coals on issues. It will make his job much more difficult, and the Republicans can then be seen as reigning in the kind of excesses that characterized his first two years of absolute power. The other thing you will hear from people in Big Media is that this bloodbath was predictable–even though they themselves were predicting the opposite before Scott Brown, based on the precedent of 1994. But the truth is our economic situation were not nearly as precipitous as they are now, and the inability to right the economic ship of state will be his greatest liability.

  74. Read PARADISE LOST. (Milton’s.)
    —————————–
    Point of clarification turndown: is Morris Satan or Beelzubub Prince of Devils?

  75. morris is a slug (my apologies to other slugs out there). He has no credibility so why does he keep getting asked back on these news shows? Just to attack the Clintons?

    I can’t believe anyone would by a book by this twit.

  76. here’s what I don’t get: When the fox commentators who claim that they are so profoundly patriotic that they must attack a sitting president go after the Clinton’s it only serves to alienate me and I am sure others who voted for S o S Clinton. For whatever reasons they may despise her but are they doing their own agenda any good by alienating the Clinton base? Oh never mind its about ratings. I can only bring myself to watch Fox when its Behr or Sustern. Others may occasionally have valid points but it so often wrapped in such garbage that I cannot tolerate. Fox ratings are through the roof so painting the Secretary as something of a traiter to the o admin works for them.

  77. Yesterday or the day before someone posted about a book on the o’s rise to power and said it was unavailable on Amazon. I was racing through and didn’t make note of book, but will definetely(sp?) place an order for when it is. Any help with the title will be greatly appreciated.

  78. henry, it’s The Manchurian President. But there are rumors that Amazon was showing it “sold out” even as the publisher was saying it wasn’t. Methinks there are some Obots at Amazon that do not wish it to sell.

  79. Morris, Hannity, Beck , O’Reiley, Olberman, Maddow, Mathews are all equally scumbags.

  80. I don’t think Bill O’Reilly was “attacking the Clintons” in that piece. I think he was quite reasonably reacting to a startling comment from the Secretary of State.

    Having said that, O’Reilly is causing indigestion for Obama. The last thing he needs is talk about Clinton challenging him for the 2012 nomination. The very mention of that possibility is a nightmare for him.

  81. HillaryforTexas
    all the more reason to order it.
    Place the order and when its available it is shipped. You are not charged til its shipped and you can make complaints to the seller when it takes too long.

  82. hwc
    I still have yet to recover from O’Reilly repeatedly letting o touch his leg during an interview. I found it very very creepy.

  83. Okay just went on Amazon and the book does not say unavailable but says usually ships in one to three months. WTF is that how can an in demand book take that long?

  84. henry
    May 13th, 2010 at 4:02 pm
    Okay just went on Amazon and the book does not say unavailable but says usually ships in one to three months. WTF is that how can an in demand book take that long?
    &&&&&&&

    So that for each book ordered, Obama’s newly created Dept. of Free Speech can censor out the parts that make Obama look bad.

  85. henry
    May 13th, 2010 at 4:00 pm
    hwc
    I still have yet to recover from O’Reilly repeatedly letting o touch his leg during an interview. I found it very very creepy.
    &&&&&&&

    Obama also does that controlling “shoulder grab” move. The dude is not self confident, so he needs to pretend to be some Power Player. Tacky. Disrespectful. Creepy.

  86. Having said that, O’Reilly is causing indigestion for Obama. The last thing he needs is talk about Clinton challenging him for the 2012 nomination. The very mention of that possibility is a nightmare for him.

    ———
    And the thought of the Fraud having indigestion over worrying about Hillary taking his job……….makes my day.

    He should be completely gray by Nov 2012.

  87. I think Drudge secretly loves Hillary. He puts up a lot of her photos and anything that she says…and the photos are normally nice ones. (Not sure about in the ‘old days’, I didn’t watch Drudge before 2008.

    Cute photo of Hillary today, the auction of Bill to pay off her 2008 debt…

  88. Finally some humor today as posted on NQ…

    First You Laugh, Then You Cry »

    Tuesday oil industry executives from BP, Halliburton, and Transocean were on Capital Hill to give Senate testimony on what happened to cause the explosion and spill at Deepwater Horizon. As you might imagine the execs did a lot of finger pointing, but provided almost no information. So Jimmy Kimmel put Judge Judy in charge.

  89. Another stupid move by the O’administration to add to the list:

    President Barack Obama travels to lower Manhattan on Thursday afternoon to thank the NYPD for its heroic thwarting of an attempted Times Square bombing — but the photo op may not go according to plan.

    The Department of Homeland Security told congressional officials Wednesday that it’s moving to make cuts in planned anti-terror funding to New York City, less than two weeks after cops helped thwart and attempted car bombing in Times Square — an effort the White House has since pinned on the Pakistani Taliban.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0510/37174.html#ixzz0nqVpf5fS

  90. I still have yet to recover from O’Reilly repeatedly letting o touch his leg during an interview. I found it very very creepy.

    I wouldn’t know. I haven’t watched an Obama interview or speech since summer 2007.

  91. Of coarse Carville is down in the dumps…his candidate was robbed as was his party. Carville is a true democrat like I am. Its very disheartening to watch this. He knows the treachery of Obama!

  92. Russia warns U.S. against unilateral Iran sanctions

    By Conor Humphries

    MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned the United States and other Western nations on Thursday against imposing unilateral sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, Interfax news agency reported.

    The European Union has said it may impose unilateral sanctions if a U.N. Security Council resolution fails.

    U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration has been lobbying Western companies not to do business with Iran, but has not imposed sanctions against them.

    Countries facing Security Council sanctions “cannot under any circumstances be the subject of one-sided sanctions imposed by one or other government bypassing the Security Council”, Lavrov was quoted as saying by Interfax.

    “The position of the United States today does not display understanding of this absolutely clear truth.”

    Russia is in talks with the United States and other U.N. Security Council members on a fourth round of sanctions. Moscow has indicated it could support broader sanctions but has stressed they must not harm the Iranian people.

    Washington has not publicly warned of unilateral sanctions but has made clear it wants tougher measures than veto-wielding Security Council member Russia is likely to accept.

    Permanent Security Council member China has joined Russia in opposing Washington’s plans to impose tough, wide-ranging sanctions on the Islamic Republic over its refusal to suspend sensitive uranium enrichment activity and open up fully to U.N. nuclear inspections.

    Lavrov’s warning came just before the arrival in Russia on Thursday of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of Brazil, a non-permanent member of the Security Council that is also opposed to further sanctions against Iran.

    Lula was expected to meet senior Russian officials on Friday to discuss how to revive a stalled nuclear fuel swap deal meant to minimize the risk of Tehran using enrichment for military purposes. Lula will travel on to Iran on Sunday.

    Lavrov, speaking to deputies from Russia’s upper house of parliament, said the United States tended not to see international law as having pre-eminence over national laws.

    “We are now confronted with this problem during discussion of a new U.N. Security Council resolution on Iran.”

    Despite his criticism, Lavrov said that relations with the United States had shown clear signs of improvement, specifically with the signing of a nuclear-disarmament treaty that would reduce their deployed nuclear warheads by about 30 percent.

    He said the document would soon be submitted to Russia’s parliament for ratification.

    http://www.worldjewishdaily.com/toolbar.html?4t=extlink&4u=http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE64C1SU20100513?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews

  93. In the Age of Obama, nothing makes sense. The latest examples:

    1. Attorney General Eric Holder, an intellectual giant in his own right, appears before Congress and lambastes a bill which, by his own admission, he has not bothered to read. If you think this is a bundensome request, since none of the Dims in Congress, or their mouthpiece Bill Maher read the health care bill they passed on straight partisan lines. But there is one difference between lazy legislators and lazy Eric. Their health care bill is 2700 pages long (so far) but the Arizona bill he finds fault with is 10 pages long? He is too busy to read a 10 page bill before he appears before congress to testify about if. I think we should charge him with criminal negligence and read him his Miranda rights.

    2. A school Administrator decides to be a conscientious objector to the right of Arizona citizens to protect themselves from drug related violence, and a tidal wave of illegal immigrants. But rather than simply stating an opinion on the subject, the Administrator abuses their public position by refusing to send a girls basketball team to that state. Naturally, the Administrator is from Illinois, once the land of Lincoln and now the Land of The Combine–put that on their license plates. This Obama loving wack job should be canned. Or, better still, the Administrator should be sent on Sabbatical to the War Zone on the border to talk reason to the drug gangs. Teach them to play basketball if they are nice. Somehow, I think they will know what to do with the Administrator. No hostage negotiations please. . . .

  94. An excellent political move by a possible Republican contender for President in 2012.

    Republicans introduce bill to prevent Euro bailout
    After a week of preemptive attacks on a possible IMF bailout of Greece, Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) introduces the European Bailout Protection Act, aimed at preventing taxpayer dollars from going to a rescue plan.

    “This legislation would require that countries like Greece cut spending and put their own fiscal house in order,” says Pence, backed up by other members of the House GOP, “instead of looking to the United States for a bailout. We face record unemployment and a debt crisis of our own, and American taxpayers should not be forced to bear the risk for nations that have avoided making tough choices.”

    The full release is below the fold, with the detail that the bill “does not permanently prohibit the IMF from lending” to the troubled counties. Nevertheless, Ezra Klein is not a fan of this proposal.

    (Thanks to my colleague Ben Pershing.)

    U.S. Congressman Mike Pence, Chairman of the House Republican Conference, joined Conference Vice-Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee Rep. Jerry Lewis, Rep. Jeb Hensarling, and Rep. Kay Granger in introducing legislation today to stop U.S. tax dollars from being used by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for bailouts for European countries. Rep. Pence released the following statement today as the European Bailout Protection Act was introduced:

    “The American people are fed up with taxpayer-funded bailouts and deserve to know we are bailing out Greece and possibly other European countries. If the Obama Administration has its way, the U.S. will contribute to a nearly trillion dollar bailout of European countries with economic crises that are a direct result of wasteful government spending.

    “This legislation would require that countries like Greece cut spending and put their own fiscal house in order, instead of looking to the United States for a bailout. We face record unemployment and a debt crisis of our own, and American taxpayers should not be forced to bear the risk for nations that have avoided making tough choices.

    Background

    The European Bailout Protection Act would:

    1) Prohibit any funds that have yet to be drawn by the IMF from being used to provide financing to any EU countries until all EU nations are in compliance with the debt to GDP ratio requirement in their own collective growth pact.

    2) Require the Treasury Secretary to oppose any IMF loans to EU nations until all EU countries are in compliance with their debt to GDP ratio requirement.

    The bill does not permanently prohibit the IMF from lending to these nations; it simply prohibits the U.S. from participating in the proposed European bailout.

  95. The Republicans worked Holder over pretty good today. Fox News had clips:

    a) Admitting that he hasn’t read the Arizona law, despite condemning it.

    b) Refusing to say that radical Islamic terror could have been one of the possible motivations in the attempted Times Square bombing. Wow.

    ——

    Oh and Red State has the story of legislation introduced in the House by a Wisconsin Dem requiring the states to maintain a database of the height and weight of every child (2 to 18) and submit it to the federal government. The feds will make taxpayers pay for government tracking of our teenage daughter’s weight.

    I swear to god, people are going to take it to the streets before November. These people have lost their frickin’ minds.

  96. I don’t think Bill O’Reilly was “attacking the Clintons” in that piece. I think he was quite reasonably reacting to a startling comment from the Secretary of State.
    ———————————–
    I guess I am the only one who is not startled by it. It is possible for a Secretary of State to comment upon one of the most significant obstacles she faces in her current role, one that she hears from many foreign leaders, namely that the economic power of the United States is a shadow of what it once was, and cannot be relied upon to deliver, without entertaining ambitions to run against a current president. Obviously, I want to believe it is more than that, but I am awaiting further evidence. Other things are more probative to me than that comment, such as the resumption of fundraising by Bill, and the imminent collapse of the Democratic majority. As for O’Reiley he is an Obama lover.

  97. Russia warns U.S. against unilateral Iran sanctions
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    The truth is, under Obama, the fear factor of the United States is gone. Gone, and gone. Nobody fears him. And if he takes a position, it is an open secret that he has 99 sequential fall back positions his in his arsenal. Thus, the smart thing for an adversary to do is to keep pushing, and pushing and pushing knowing that he will always fold. He is like the schlomeister who show you a watch, and then says if you dont like this one then I have another, and another and another.

    Lets review the positions which Obama has gone through to date.

    1. First, he told us he would sit down with the head of Iran within the first year of his presidency. Did he do it?

    2. Second, he told the Arab blew a dog whistle to Arab terrorists in his Cairo speech. Israel noticed.

    3. Third, he tried to beat Israel into submission, but met a man tougher that he is–Bibi (hero)

    4. Fourth, he reached down to tie his shoe when he stood before the King of Saudi Arabia–Gibbs defense.

    5. Fifth, he forbade Israel to take military action.

    6. Sixth, he gave Iran the time it needed to build and deploy nuclear weapons.

    7. Seventh, he demanded pre conditions from Israel and blamed them for the lack of progress.

    8. Eighth, he witheld vital intelligence information on Iran from public disclosure in deference to his Utopian Speech.

    9. Ninth, he prompted the French President to tell him we live in a real world not a virtual one.

    10. Tenth, he humiliated the leader of a key ally Israel a on the world stage.prompting the French President

    11. Eleventh, he then turned around and said our commitment to Israel is unshakeable.

    12. Twelfth, after chasing his tail to build a consensus for sanctions against Iran he failed/

    13. Thirteenth, his humiliation was compounded today when Putin forbade him from taking unilateral sanctions.

    As Shakespeare said, nothing will come of nothing–Barack. The Daley playbook has no chapter on what to do now.

  98. Newton said it best. An object is either at rest or moving. In the case of diplomacy it must be moving forward. If it is moving forward it has inertia, and future movement becomes easier. When it is at rest, or moving in too many directions, it is confusing to adversaries, vexing to allies, and nobody can plan around it. He has not advanced the agenda, he has weakened it, and he has weaken us along the way. The one point I do agree with Gelb on is that a world without US leadership can easily descend into a Hobbsian War of all against all–with nukes in play. Not at all what he promised. But a promise is mere words, What counts is execution. And Obama has a bad habit of freeing up–as we first saw with the pirates. It is his personality.

  99. wbboei
    May 13th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    ——————
    Excellent writing. I was thinking about this as well today. Why would any country take this idiot seriously as a leader?

  100. We won! Get in line behind us! So screamed the bots.

    Then and now our answer is this: nev–ere.

    We are like the character Uncle Ethan in the movie The Searchers–starring John Wayne and directed by John Ford, who painted on a canvass of celluloid film, a picture and a story worthy of the western painter Charlie Russell. The greatest movie ever made, according to Speilberg. Someone said you mean the greatest western. He said no, I mean the greatest movie.

    From summer to fall to winter to spring to summer across a rugged and unforgiving frontier Ethan chases a warrior chief named Skar, who murdered his relatives and abducted a young girl Debbie, portrayed by Natalie Wood. There comes a time when his young sidekick wearies of the seach and wants to get back to civilization/ He makes the logical assumption that the girl is either dead, or is so taken in by the Indian ways that rescue and repatriation to white culture would be futile.

    Whereupon Wayne tells him he will never give up the quest for what is right. He compares himself to a critter that just keeps coming at you no matter what you do and no matter how long it takes. In the end, Uncle Ethan is successful. Skar is disposed of and Debbie is rescued.

    Get in line for Obama? Impossible.

  101. Okay, this made me want to stand up and cheer. NJ gov Chris Christie just slaps around a whiny assed titty baby reporter and cuts right to the chase.

    http://minx.cc/?post=301543

    Gov Christie calls S-L columnist thin-skinned for inquiring about his 'confrontational tone'
  102. HFT: excellent video clip. That is the way to defeat big media. Whenever they ask a loaded question, i)question the question, ii) say what you stand for and iii) dare them to report it accurately.

  103. wbboei, that’s what I loved about it. Whether you agree with Christie in all things or not, it is so damn refreshing to see someone not kowtowing and fearful of the Almighty Media, and saying plainly what he thinks and what he plans to do.

    If all politicians did that, instead of mealy-mouthing everything, we’d at least know what the hell we were voting for, and make our choices accordingly.

  104. 7:02 pm

    May 13, 2010

    )

    By Frank James and Allison Richards

    NPR’s Richard Harris has learned that much more oil, 70,000 barrels a day or more than ten times the official estimate, is gushing into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon pipe, based on scientific analysis of the video released Wednesday.

    That’s the equivalent of one Exxon Valdez tanker full every four days.

    The U.S. Coast Guard has estimated that oil was gushing into the ocean at the rate of 5,000 barrels a day. But, again, NPR has been told that estimate is very low.

  105. -A CALL TO ARMS-

    1. BACKGROUND: Senator Dodd has introduced a bill which was written by Wall Street interests. It is to be his final act before leaving the Senate and taking a lucrative job in the private sector. The bill authorizes future taxpayer bail-outs for speculative financial interests foreign and domestic. Not surprisingly, the Obama White House strongly backs this bill. The global financial interests who engineered his candidacy are the direct beneficiaries. And recently the CEO of Goldman Sachs acknowledged as much to his shareholders.

    To their credit, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) have introduced an Amendment to the Dodd bill. Senators Harkin (D-IA) and Feingold (D-WI) are its co-sponsors. It is Senate Amendment 3884. The text can be found here: http://www.larouchepac.com/node/14396 The fundamental purpose of this Amendment is to prevent the kind of bank speculation which led to the financial crisis we find ourselves in today, which has wrecked our economy and destroyed millions of jobs. Not surprisingly, the Obama White House strongly opposes this Amendment for the reason noted above.

    2. NECESSITY: As Senator Cantwell explains: “Behemoth banks are putting their money into risky, get-rich-quick Wall Street schemes instead of investing in Main Street. So much U.S. taxpayer-backed money is going into speculation in dark markets that it has diverted lending capital from our community banks and small businesses that depend on loans to expand and create jobs. This is stifling America and it is why we must re-enact the safeguards that protected Americans for decades after the Great Depression. It’s time to go back to separating commercial banking from Wall Street investment banking.”

    As Senator McCain points out: “I want to ensure that we never stick the American taxpayer with another $700 billion — or even larger — tab to bail out the financial industry,” said Senator John McCain. “If big Wall Street institutions want to take part in risky transactions — fine. But we should not allow them to do so with federally insured deposits. It is time to put a stop to the taxpayer financed excesses of Wall Street. No single financial institution should be so big that its failure would bring ruin to our economy and destroy millions of American jobs. This country would be better served if we limit the activities of these financial institutions.”

    As Senator Harkin observes: “It’s no coincidence that our financial sector got completely out of line once the Glass-Steagall prohibitions were overturned in 1999. By consolidating commercial banking, investment banking and insurance into single financial companies, institutions grew so large and became so interconnected that they were too big to fail,” said Senator Tom Harkin. “It is clear to me that going back to the Glass-Steagall era regulations will help end the problem of too big to fail and will restore order to our financial sector.”

    And, as Senator Feingold recalls: “Prior to Glass-Steagall , devastating financial panics had been a regular feature of our economy, but that changed with the enactment of that momentous legislation, which stabilized our banking system by implementing two key reforms. First, it established an insurance system for deposits, reassuring bank customers that their deposits were safe and, thus, forestalling bank runs. Second, it erected a firewall between securities underwriting and commercial banking so financial firms had to choose which business to be in. That firewall was a crucial part of establishing another protection—deposit insurance—because it prevented banks that accepted FDIC-insured deposits from making these speculative bets with that money.

    The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act tore down that firewall, as well as the firewall that separated insurance from Wall Street banks, and we have seen the disastrous results of that policy. I voted against tearing down the firewall that separated Main Street from the Wall Street banks. I did it for the same reason I voted against the Wall Street bailout: because I listened to the people of Wisconsin who did not want to give Wall Street more and more power.”
    3. THE POLITICS: if you want to understand the forces in play, then you must listen to the interview of my friend Harley Schlanger: http://www.larouchepac.com/lpactv?nid=14449

    As for the politics, two factors are salient:

    First, Obama is on the side of the global financial interests. After all, his mentor is George Soros, who is the world’s largest currency trader, the “Man Who Broke The Bank of England” in 1992, and the one who precipitated the Asian financial crisis in 1998. What is more, his second largest contributor Goldman Sachs. Need I say more?

    Second, if Hillary were involved in politics today, she would support this Amendment. After all, Maria Cantwell was a loyalist, McCain was a friend, and everytime Hillary and Obama locked horns in the campaign on global issues, she came down on the side of the American People and he came down on the side of the global business interests.

    (Note: who can forget the time he told the people of Ohio that he would re-examine NAFTA, just as Hillary would, and thereafter he dispatched his agent Goulsbee to tell the Canadians that he was not serious. Also, Hillary favored regulation of international speculators whereas Obama did not. Finally, Hillary was cautious in her approach to nuclear power based on safety and disposal concerns, whereas Obama was an enthusiastic supporter of nuclear power, as favored by GE who owned Hillary bashing MSNBC, which was sold only after they got their man into the White House.)

    ACTION STEPS: Time is of the essence. This critical amendment is being debated now. It will be voted on this weekend. Given what is at stake, it is reasonable to assume that the Democratic sponsors are being threatened by Obama and his cronies. In the past, those threats have been very effective in silencing dissent. Therefore, the pertinent question is what can we we do to support this Amendment. The answer is very simple:

    1. First, recognize the critical importance of what is at stake here, namely our sovereignty, our wealth and our future.

    2. Second, asap flood the offices of Senators listed above with phone calls and emails.

    a. Senator Cantwell: http://www.congressmerge.com/onlinedb/cgi-bin/newmemberbio.cgi?lang=&member=wajr&site=congressmerge

    b. Senator McCain: http://www.americanpatrol.com/FEATURES/030529-MCCAIN-OPEN-BORDER/ContactJohnMcCain.html

    c. Senator Harkin: http://harkin.senate.gov/

    d. Senator Feingold: http://feingold.senate.gov/contact.html

    3. Third, asap contact your senators. Advise them that their constituents expect them to vote in favor of this Amendment.

    4. Fourth, asap transmit this information to PUMAS and other support groups who will read these materials and follow up.

    Once again, time is of the essence.

  106. Your comment is awaiting moderation. Don’t worry, it might simply be an overactive spam filter.
    May 14th, 2010 at 6:13 am
    -A CALL TO ARMS-

    1. BACKGROUND: Senator Dodd has introduced a bill which was written by Wall Street interests. It is to be his final act before leaving the Senate and taking a lucrative job in the private sector. The bill authorizes future taxpayer bail-outs for speculative financial interests foreign and domestic. Not surprisingly, the Obama White House strongly backs this bill. The global financial interests who engineered his candidacy are the direct beneficiaries. And recently the CEO of Goldman Sachs acknowledged as much to his shareholders.

    To their credit, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Senator John McCain (R-AZ) have introduced an Amendment to the Dodd bill. Senators Harkin (D-IA) and Feingold (D-WI) are its co-sponsors. It is Senate Amendment 3884. The text can be found here: http://www.larouchepac.com/node/14396 The fundamental purpose of this Amendment is to prevent the kind of bank speculation which led to the financial crisis we find ourselves in today, which has wrecked our economy and destroyed millions of jobs. Not surprisingly, the Obama White House strongly opposes this Amendment for the reason noted above.

    2. NECESSITY: As Senator Cantwell explains: “Behemoth banks are putting their money into risky, get-rich-quick Wall Street schemes instead of investing in Main Street. So much U.S. taxpayer-backed money is going into speculation in dark markets that it has diverted lending capital from our community banks and small businesses that depend on loans to expand and create jobs. This is stifling America and it is why we must re-enact the safeguards that protected Americans for decades after the Great Depression. It’s time to go back to separating commercial banking from Wall Street investment banking.”

    As Senator McCain points out: “I want to ensure that we never stick the American taxpayer with another $700 billion — or even larger — tab to bail out the financial industry,” said Senator John McCain. “If big Wall Street institutions want to take part in risky transactions — fine. But we should not allow them to do so with federally insured deposits. It is time to put a stop to the taxpayer financed excesses of Wall Street. No single financial institution should be so big that its failure would bring ruin to our economy and destroy millions of American jobs. This country would be better served if we limit the activities of these financial institutions.”

    As Senator Harkin observes: “It’s no coincidence that our financial sector got completely out of line once the Glass-Steagall prohibitions were overturned in 1999. By consolidating commercial banking, investment banking and insurance into single financial companies, institutions grew so large and became so interconnected that they were too big to fail,” said Senator Tom Harkin. “It is clear to me that going back to the Glass-Steagall era regulations will help end the problem of too big to fail and will restore order to our financial sector.”

    And, as Senator Feingold recalls: “Prior to Glass-Steagall , devastating financial panics had been a regular feature of our economy, but that changed with the enactment of that momentous legislation, which stabilized our banking system by implementing two key reforms. First, it established an insurance system for deposits, reassuring bank customers that their deposits were safe and, thus, forestalling bank runs. Second, it erected a firewall between securities underwriting and commercial banking so financial firms had to choose which business to be in. That firewall was a crucial part of establishing another protection—deposit insurance—because it prevented banks that accepted FDIC-insured deposits from making these speculative bets with that money.

    The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act tore down that firewall, as well as the firewall that separated insurance from Wall Street banks, and we have seen the disastrous results of that policy. I voted against tearing down the firewall that separated Main Street from the Wall Street banks. I did it for the same reason I voted against the Wall Street bailout: because I listened to the people of Wisconsin who did not want to give Wall Street more and more power.”

    3. THE POLITICS: if you want to understand the forces in play, then you must listen to the interview of my friend Harley Schlanger: http://www.larouchepac.com/lpactv?nid=14449

    As for the politics, two factors are salient:

    First, Obama is on the side of the global financial interests. After all, his mentor is George Soros, who is the world’s largest currency trader, the “Man Who Broke The Bank of England” in 1992, and the one who precipitated the Asian financial crisis in 1998. What is more, his second largest contributor Goldman Sachs. Need I say more?

    Second, if Hillary were involved in politics today, she would support this Amendment. After all, Maria Cantwell was a loyalist, McCain was a friend, and everytime Hillary and Obama locked horns in the campaign on global issues, she came down on the side of the American People and he came down on the side of the global business interests.

    (Note: who can forget the time he told the people of Ohio that he would re-examine NAFTA, just as Hillary would, and thereafter he dispatched his agent Goulsbee to tell the Canadians that he was not serious. Also, Hillary favored regulation of international speculators whereas Obama did not. Finally, Hillary was cautious in her approach to nuclear power based on safety and disposal concerns, whereas Obama was an enthusiastic supporter of nuclear power, as favored by GE who owned Hillary bashing MSNBC, which was sold only after they got their man into the White House.)

    4. ACTION STEPS: Time is of the essence. This critical amendment is being debated now. It will be voted on this weekend. Given what is at stake, it is reasonable to assume that the Democratic sponsors are being threatened by Obama and his cronies. In the past, those threats have been very effective in silencing dissent. Therefore, the pertinent question is what can we we do to support this Amendment. The answer is very simple:

    1. First, recognize the critical importance of what is at stake here, namely our sovereignty, our wealth and our future.

    2. Second, asap flood the offices of Senators listed above with phone calls and emails.

    a. Senator Cantwell: http://www.congressmerge.com/onlinedb/cgi-bin/newmemberbio.cgi?lang=&member=wajr&site=congressmerge

    b. Senator McCain: http://www.americanpatrol.com/FEATURES/030529-MCCAIN-OPEN-BORDER/ContactJohnMcCain.html

    c. Senator Harkin: http://harkin.senate.gov/

    d. Senator Feingold: http://feingold.senate.gov/contact.html

    3. Third, asap contact your senators. Advise them that their constituents expect them to vote in favor of this Amendment.

    4. Fourth, asap transmit this information to PUMAS and other support groups who will read these materials and follow up.

    Once again, TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE.

  107. NJ gov. sets tone for US

    In a movie version of this important story of our time, the bold, undaunted officeholder would look much like the boyish, handsome David Cameron — Great Britain’s new Conservative prime minister — who called on his countrymen Tuesday to embrace an “age of austerity.” But this is America. So the fearless leader willing to be honest with voters, to part with what cannot be paid for, is actually not dashing, nor is he eloquent. He is an overweight Bruce Springsteen devotee, a former prosecutor with a remaining trace of a Turnpike accent who is intent on rescuing New Jersey. If he succeeds, Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) could become a major political force in the years to come, whether he likes it or not. As the United States watches a debt crisis in Greece like a fiscal oil spill, waiting to see where it will spread first and when it will make landfall on our shores, Christie is tackling the nation’s worst state deficit — $10.7 billion of a $29.3 billion budget. In doing so, Christie has become the politician so many Americans crave, one willing to lose his job. Indeed, Christie is doing something unheard of: governing as a Republican in a blue state, just as he campaigned, making good on promises, acting like his last election is behind him. Upon taking office Christie declared a state of emergency, signing an executive order that froze spending, and then, in eight weeks, cutting $13 billion in spending. In March he presented to the Legislature his first budget, which cuts 9 percent of spending, including more than $800 million in education funding; seeks to privatize numerous government functions; projects 1,300 layoffs; and caps tax increases. Teachers unions are incensed, fighting Christie’s proposal that — in order to avoid cuts to education — teachers accept a one-year wage freeze and contribute 1.5 percent to the generous-by-every-standard healthcare plans they now enjoy for free. New Jersey, which has the highest unemployment in the region and highest taxes in the country, lost 121,000 jobs in the private sector in 2009 while adding 11,300 new education jobs. During the last eight years, K-12 enrollment rose just 3 percent while education jobs increased more than 16 percent. According to the Newark Star-Ledger, during the recession that has cost many residents their homes and jobs and scaled back hours and pay for the employed, teachers’ salaries rose by nearly 5 percent, double the rate of inflation. Christie is adamant about lowering taxes. After taxes were raised 115 times in the last eight years, he said the wealthy are tapped out. Property taxes rose nearly 70 percent in the last decade, and studies show top earners — the 1 percent of taxpayers paying 40 percent of income tax — are fleeing the Garden State. The goal is not just to crawl out of crisis but ultimately to lead, said Christie in his budget address. “If we make the tough decisions now, we will be one year ahead of 80 percent of the states in the race to economic growth. If we fail to act, we will fall even further behind … by going first, we can become first.” Can Christie succeed? We will find out on June 30, when the Legislature must pass a budget . But no matter the political price, Christie is determined. “You just have to stand and grit your teeth and know your poll numbers are going to go down — and mine have — but you gotta grit through it because the alternative is unacceptable,” he told The Wall Street Journal. The alternative is unacceptable — words a growing majority of Americans desperately want to hear from their elected officials.
    thehill dot com/opinion/columnists/ab-stoddard/97603-nj-gov-sets-tone-for-us

  108. Iran not cooperating, Clinton tells Turkey

    ÜMİT ENGİNSOY
    ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News
    Friday, May 14, 2010

    Tehran is not cooperating with the rest of the world on its nuclear program and is merely seeking to delay international sanctions, the U.S. secretary of state told Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu.

    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s call is widely seen as an effort to fend off a Turkish-Brazilian call for more negotiations on Iran’s controversial energy program.

    “The secretary spoke this morning with Davutoğlu regarding Iran. During the call, the secretary stressed that, in our view, Iran’s recent diplomacy was an attempt to stop Security Council action without actually taking steps to address international concerns about its nuclear program,” State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley told reporters in Washington late Thursday.

    “There’s nothing new and nothing encouraging in Iran’s recent statements. It has failed to demonstrate good faith and build confidence with the international community,” Crowley said, according to a State Department transcript.

    Speaking to Davutoğlu, Clinton reportedly said, “The burden is with Iran, and its lack of seriousness about engagement requires us to intensify efforts to apply greater pressure on Iran,” according to Crowly.

    The U.S. remarks came on the eve of a planned visit to Tehran by Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. U.S. officials said Clinton was expected to give a similar message to Brazil’s foreign minister.

    Iran is seeking to use such visits to gain time to prevent

    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=iran-not-cooperating-and-deserves-sanctions-clinton-tells-turkey-2010-05-14

  109. When Prime Ministers want clarity honesty and complete up to date mature information world situation they call for Hillary.

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    0:15 a.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Marshall Islands President Iroij Jurelang Zedkaia, at the Department of State.

    10:45 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command Admiral Robert Willard, at the Department of State.

    11:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with British Foreign Minister William Hague, at the Department of State.

    1:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton and British Foreign Minister William Hague hold a Joint Press Availability, at the Department of State.

    3:20 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with the staff of the Office of the Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    Secretary Clinton will meet with British FM William Hague, which means no more David Miliband…as some of you have already noted in the comments . Miliband is apparently positioning himself to be Labour leader, which is good since I think he would make a great Prime Minister some day.

  110. Woooo, I wasn’t able to get on the blog for quite awhile…did anyone else have trouble?

  111. Better start watching the stock market. It’s appears to be going down. Again.

  112. Our website has been down for a couple hours. That may explain the lack of response to the above email. But I wanted to reinforce the importance of supporting the Glass Stegall Amendment to the Dodd Bill. Without it, the Dodd bill is a license t steal masquerading as reform. Dodd is Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee. You do not get to be Chairman of the Senate Banking Committee without being cozy with Wall Street. His constituents know that which is why he is resigning and taking a lucrative job in the private sector. Also, there is that small matter of him receiving a sweetheart loan from Countrywide. His father was a Senator, and he too was ethically challenged.

    I am very impressed with Cantwell for taking a stand on this matter. I must tell you I used to think of her as a wall flower but this move going against the leadership of her party is very bold. Feingold and Harkin are honest liberals. They will do what is right for the country just as honest conservatives will. But as noted above they are now targets, and desperately need our help in the few short hours that remain.

    I spoke with the fellow who brought this matter to my attention last night on the way to the nursing home to see my mother. He alerted me to the fact that Paul Volker has been brought into the administration. Paul is a slash and burn austerity guy who Reagan brought in to get inflation under control after Carter left office. The other thing he mentioned was that the financial people have come up with a smoke and mirrors solution which involves regulation of banking interests engaged in speculation, as opposed to the separation of banking and speculative entities called for in Glass Stegall.

    I asked him to tell me to treat me as a skeptic and tell me why the Administration proposal does not cure the problem. His response to me was too philosophical. I urged him to go back to the drawing board and lay out a clear concise argument as to why we must have Glass Stegall, as opposed to the alternative concocted by Wall Street shills. In the final analysis however, he who pays the piper calls the tune. Obama is a Wall Street shill, and anyone who know his background and how he got there and is a rational human being will not doubt that proposition. A bill that gives Wall Street the upside, and Main Street the downside of speculative activity is terminal cancer to the body politic.

    If you are going to do anything about this yourself, then now is the time to do so. I am doing everything I can in the short time that remains. Time is of the essence.

  113. holdthemaccountable
    May 14th, 2010 at 2:21 pm
    wbboei: all kinds of bad news.
    DJIA was down 195 at 2:07; down 233 at 2:20
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    It follows as night follows day. This is how speculators make their money. They create bubbles and time the market. The game is as old as the Baron who sold short on a Napoleon victory at Waterloo. Speculators not create value. They destroy it. This is the temper of our time and the heart of the argument which is playing out in our country and the world at this pivotal moment in history. It is a struggle writ large between monetarists, and those who believe in a physical economy which creates tangible value. Like glass chards in a kalidescope as you turn the base the pattern of conflict becomes incresingly crystal clear.

    This is what Hillary was fighting against but could not say she was fighting against during the campaign. I got a brief glance of it at a high dollar fund raiser in November 2007 when she said difficult times lay ahead and while she did not worry about the wealthy people in the room ( I am not wealthy, but I scraped together the money to attend to listen to the greatest leader of our time) but she worried greatly about the future of he American People. If you think back to it this was the theme of her campaign was that the globalists have put the American People in the unenviable position where we are on our own. Obama=s campaign was all about make believe. A triumph of hope over experience, and emotion over rational thought all designed to give global financial interests control over the world’s largest economy and a fulcrum to restructure the entire global system consistent with their interests.

    During that same time period I met with the Chief Executive Officer of one of the largest seaports in this country. He was also a member of the Federal Reserve. He warned me that the world was poised for change and we would not recognize this country in ten years. He mentioned sovereign wealth funds, the influence of speculators and how America was for sale. He envisioned the insability in markets we are seeing now. He foresaw the catastrophic consequences. It cannot be otherwise.

    And that is why this Cantwell Amendment is absolutely essential to the future of our country. If we go with regulation of financial interests, then the financial obligarchs will buy the regulator. And if they cannot buy the regulator they will buy the man above him. There is always another Barack Obama or Chris Dodd there to do their bidding. The only answer is to permanently separate commercial banking and speculative activities. Period.

  114. admin
    May 14th, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Apologies, there was a needed upgrade performed at an inopportune time.

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    I’m just glad Pink is back…

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