Obama Is Poison Election Day

Update: Rand Paul, strong ally of the Tea Party movement wins in Kentucky and is now the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate. We are still waiting, along with many others for the results from Pennsylvania. Obama apologist Richard Cohen today published this about legs akimbo, helpless Obama:

“Obama presiding over the unpresidable, the president overseeing the incomprehensible, the full panoply of meaningless power — Air Force One, Marine One, the limo, the motorcade, the briefcase with the nuclear launch codes — all amounting in this case to man railing against the sea, a somber lesson for us all. The spill goes on. The war goes on. The debt grows — and so, for too many of us, does denial.”

Too late, Dick. You bought him, you own him. And stop apologizing. The United States is governable, if we had a qualified president.

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On election day 2009 Barack Obama proved to be the poison we have contended he has always been. On election day 2010 Barack Obama is a more powerful, distilled, deadly poison.

Today the White House unleashed a comic disclaimer meant to protect Obama by stating that Obama is ‘not following the elections that closely’. That defense is as believable as Dick Blumenthal and his swift boat style stories of stolen valor. That defense is as believable as Barack Obama’s attempts to ignore as no longer relevant those pesky issues left over from the 1960s such as civil rights, and even the Vietnam War and its lessons. Oh, yes, Vietnam. As Obama’s harlequin poll fluffer, Nate Silver, acknowledges:

“Perhaps there’s more to the story, but Blumenthal’s team hasn’t really denied the story so much as tried to spin it (and they certainly haven’t tried to apologize). And the non-sequitur, blame-shifting response from the DSCC (“Its no surprise Republicans would want to smear Dick Blumenthal, considering all of the debauchery at [WWE] under Linda McMahon’s watch”) points to just how difficult it might be to dig out from.

And perhaps my gut reaction is atypical. But to Americans a generation removed from me — the baby-boomers who were most directly impacted by Vietnam and who vote most reliably in midterm elections — the question of Blumenthal’s service is liable to be more resonant rather than less.”

Why it took a Linda McMahon opposition research presentation to the New York Times to reveal the real Dick Blumenthal is not much of a mystery. Big Media has failed to investigate Barack Obama too. However, if the Hillary campaign had provided the evidence of the real Obama, she, not he, would have been deemed the scoundrel. But that’s another discussion for yet another day. Today is election day in Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Kentucky and Oregon.

The most important thing to watch will be turnout of Dimocrats and Republicans. According to a Gallup poll conservatives are all fired up and ready to throw the bums out (and it appears that it is conservative Democrats who are the most ready to vote in November, not Obama Dimocrats). We’ll be watching with most of our attention on the election for congress in the 12th district of Pennsylvania (John Murtha’s former district). That race will tell us a great deal about November’s results. The closer the Republican gets to victory, the worse it will be for Obama Dimocrats in November. If the Republican Tim Burns actually wins – Ohhh, my!

We’ll laugh and cheer whatever happens in the senate race in Pennsylvania. We’ll laugh and cheer whatever happens in Arkansas, Kentucky and Oregon. We’ll laugh and cheer because most of the winners in today’s primaries are getting a ticket to nowhere – well, at least the Dimocrats. [Things look so bad for Dimocrats even Newt Gingrich is thinking of running for President (maybe Arianna Huffington will return to him and we’ll finally be rid of her)].

The Dimocrats are in trouble, and we’ll be watching the race in Pennsylvania 12 to finally have a gauge with actually numbers to project the November results. The Dimocrats are in trouble and here’s why:

“WAYNESBURG, Pa. — Sam Boyd has been a Democrat his entire adult life, just like many here in this mostly rural, economically impoverished southwestern corner of the state, where the party’s roots run as deep as the coal underfoot.

But in Tuesday’s closely watched special election to succeed the late Representative John P. Murtha in the state’s 12th Congressional District, Mr. Boyd, 65, is leaning toward casting his vote for the Republican candidate, Tim Burns, a millionaire former software entrepreneur who got involved in politics through the Tea Party movement.

I’m for Burns for the reason I was for Obama,” said Mr. Boyd, a retired general contractor who served as an unpaid campaign liaison for Mr. Murtha in his county. “I want change.

Whether or not Mr. Burns pulls off a victory over his Democratic opponent, Mark Critz, in what polls suggest is a competitive race, voters like Mr. Boyd embody the nightmare scenario for Democrats nationally: that even committed Democrats will turn on their party.”

Yes, that does happen – especially when the party turns on you.

Americans Hope for Change from the current Obaminations:

“Democratic leaders hope that improved economic news will help Mr. Critz, as well as their party nationwide. But that may not be enough to convince voters like Mr. Boyd, who only a year and a half ago was putting up Murtha and Obama signs across Greene County, the southwestern-most part of this sprawling district.

Mr. Boyd’s path to discontent since then traces the bumpy legislative path in Washington, from the auto bailouts to the stimulus plan to the passage of the health care overhaul.

His decision on Tuesday, as well as that of other voters like him in this heavily Democratic district, represents a test of Republicans’ ability to make the midterm elections a referendum on President Obama and the Democratic-led Congress.

Mr. Boyd, who first joined his local Young Democrats club as a 14-year-old, says he now regrets voting for Mr. Obama, even though he hastened to add that he still found the president personally appealing.

I just think I bought the sizzle, not the steak,” he said.”

Readers of Big Pink are not surprised that a man who proudly became a Democrat at age 14 is regretful of his 2008 vote and volunteering for Barack Obama. Unless devastating defeats destroy the Obamination called the Dimocratic Party in November and we have a restored Democratic Party (even this scenario is already too late for many Democrats) others will join the exodus from the Obamination Dimocratic Party:

“With mostly white, blue-collar voters, it is also the kind of district that gave the Obama campaign fits. It is the only district in the country that voted for the Democratic presidential nominee, John Kerry, in 2004 and for the Republican nominee, John McCain, in 2008.[snip]

Advertisements by Mr. Burns, as well as the National Republican Campaign Committee, have almost invariably sought to tie Mr. Critz, who was Mr. Murtha’s district director, to Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is extremely unpopular in the district, and to a lesser extent President Obama, whose approval ratings here are similarly abysmal.

“It’s going to come down to, do you think country is on the right track under this administration or the wrong track?” Mr. Burns said in an interview at his campaign headquarters in Washington, Pa. “I know the majority of the people in this district are not happy with Washington.”

Meanwhile, Mr. Critz has sought to draw a bright line between him and national Democratic leaders, saying he would have opposed the health care bill, as well as cap-and-trade climate legislation that is viewed coolly in this area where coal mining remains a way of life.”

Even Critz, wants nothing to do with Obama. Obama is poison.

“It is the angry talk among longtime Democrats, albeit ones who often sounded decidedly like Republicans, that is potentially most worrisome to party leaders.

“I just think we need a better balance of power in Washington,” Jim Stephenson, 62, a retired electrician, said at the Airport Restaurant here, where both he and Mr. Boyd often spend their mornings.

With Mr. Boyd, the Obama administration’s communications challenges are clearly evident. He said he was not necessarily opposed to the health care law but would “like to know what’s in the thing,” calling it “smoke and mirrors.” As for the stimulus plan, he said he only knew what he could see. And, he said, he had not seen the economy improve.

It is the growing deficit that riles him the most, he said. Rumors of a potential second stimulus package last year caused him to sink into a depression for several days. With four grandchildren, he said he was worried for their future.”

That is astounding. A voter, a Democrat, who is so upset about a potential “stimulus” that he sinks into a depression over worries about the future of his grandchildren. That is what drives the Tea Party movement and what the “creative class” sniff at. But that is a powerful combination of emotion and economics.

The combination of emotion and economics will be gauged tonight:

“An angry electorate, which already has delivered a series of shocks to the political system, will render a fresh verdict on Washington, incumbency and both party establishments in a slate of high-stakes contests Tuesday that are shaping up to form one of the most important voting days of the year.

Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) could be the next incumbent to fall, but by late Tuesday night, everyone from President Obama to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) could feel the sting of voter anger that has shaped the election climate and that could produce a dramatic upheaval in Congress by November.

Everyone has a different definition of the anger: anti-incumbent; anti-Obama; anti-establishment; anti-Washington. But the expressions of displeasure are everywhere. Some voters think Washington is spending too much and is infringing on their rights. Others say Washington is not doing enough — to penalize bankers or to oversee the cleanup of the Gulf of Mexico as oil gushes from a broken well.

Democratic pollster Peter Hart said anyone searching for meaning from Tuesday’s races need only look to grievances that have been building for months. “How many times do we need to tell the same story, which is that voters are looking for something that is not in Washington right now,” he said.

In the past seven months, the discontent has taken many forms. Republicans have picked up the governorships of Virginia and New Jersey and, in a seismic shock, the Senate seat in Massachusetts long held by the late Edward M. Kennedy. Last weekend, Sen. Robert F. Bennett (R-Utah) was defeated at a party convention; a few days later, Rep. Alan B. Mollohan (D-W.Va.) lost his primary.

Whit Ayres, a Republican pollster, said the contests this week — dubbed the Super Tuesday of 2010 — must be seen through this prism: “They will be another measure of the depth of anger at Washington and the current state of the country.”

The races are many, the results will send a message:

“The marquee race is the Democratic Senate primary in Pennsylvania where Specter, who switched parties in 2009, is trailing Rep. Joe Sestak. Elected five times as a Republican, Specter defected to the Democrats because he feared he might lose his bid for re-nomination in the Republican primary. Now he could lose as a Democrat, although he enjoys the support of Obama and the Democratic establishment.

A second Democratic senator, Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, is also fighting for survival, against Lt. Gov. Bill Halter.

Whoever wins the Democratic nominations in those states will face stiff competition in the fall.[snip]

In addition, Oregon is holding primaries Tuesday.”

The results tonight will be one and the same: Barack Obama is Poison. A poison that must be purged from the body politic.

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  1. Results from the elections will begin to come in a few hours.

    Weather report from Pennsylvania:

    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/breaking/20100518_Primary_election__More_than_rain_has_dampened_mood.html

    “Low turnout and the comments of voters indicate that today’s primary election is lacking in a key component – passion.

    “People just don’t know what the primary is,” Francis Pierce, 65, said outside the Norristown Public Library. “People just don’t know the names.”[snip]

    Nasatir, 41, an attorney and longtime Democratic party player from Lafayette Hill, was surprised to get to the polling place and find he was basically alone.

    He also said he fielded e-mails from other campaign volunteers who found the same lackluster turnout.

    “There was so much enthusiasm two years ago and now there’s this huge drop-off,” he said.

    Nasatir said he wondered if voters figured they did their civic duty in 2008.[snip]

    The longest line before then was at 7 a.m., when three voters were waiting for the poll to open, according to the local judge of elections, Yvonne Platts.

    “This is extremely slow,” said Cheryl Johnson, 53, a poll worker.

    She hadn’t voted yet and didn’t know who was running for governor. As for the senate race, that was a little easier. “I’m going to vote for Specter because that’s who [President] Obama asked me to vote for,” she said.

    Platts, 50, a community organizer, said the weather wasn’t the only factor in the low turnout.

    A lack of any local races – like school boards or commissioners – also tamped down the interest, she said.

    “We don’t have anything local driving it,” she Platts said.[snip]

    Gladys Corrodi, 71, of Wayne, said she voted for Sestak over Specter, noting she could not forget Specter’s handling of the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and how he treated Anita Hill.

    “You couldn’t pay me to vote for him,” she said. “I was so angry.”

    The retired high school teacher said Specter had done “some good things” for Pennsylvania but she thought it was time for a change. His age and health issues, she said, were not a factor in her decision.

    “They’ve all failed,” he said of the politicians in power. “If they were in the private sector, they’d be fired.”

  2. Assad: Peres offered us ‘Golan for Iran’

    http://www.worldjewishdaily.com/toolbar.html?4t=extlink&4u=http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3891241,00.html

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    So this is where things stand in the Middle East.

    Syria, Lebanon, and Gaza have aligned themselves with Iran. They are now well mobilized thanks to Iran, Russia, and new buddy bambi’s good ole U.S.A. No amount of negotiation will smooth these antisemitic racist and terrorist waters. The mantra is now to blow Israel sky high and return it’s land to the monsters of the world.

    Israel stands alone while America continues to be run by an egotistical maniac. America used to be the most powerful and most admired country in the world. Thanks to barky, this is no longer the case.

    Okay…rant over and I don’t feel any better.

  3. Polls are closed in Kentucky. Rand Paul appears to have beaten the Republican establishment. The numbers will be in soon.

  4. JanH, the uniter, not divider, is showing his true colors.

    Fineman details the obvious strategy:

    http://www.newsweek.com/id/238109?

    When he ran for president, Barack Obama’s effervescent campaign was about hope, optimism, national unity, and, above all, the future. He offered a vision of a new world cooperatively shaped by a new generation. The message was mostly positive and upbeat, in part because it was obvious that outgoing Republican President George W. Bush had made a hash of the economy and led the country into two controversial wars. Americans, Obama strategists felt, wanted the uplift of looking forward.

    Two years later the president is tentatively unveiling the strategy he and fellow Democrats will pursue in this fall’s election season, and it has a heavy dose of … looking backward. It’s going to be as much about history as hope, and more about attacking Republicans than promoting his own vision. The goal is to give pause to independent voters eager to punish Obama for their economic insecurity by voting for GOP candidates. The message: we can’t return power to the very people who gave us the catastrophic Great Recession to begin with.

  5. I am guessing of course, but it would seem to me that low turn-out in the Pennsylvanis democratic primary favors Sestak. Since Bambi is on record saying that he loves Specter and wants Pennsylvanians to vote for him, low turn-out suggests that the bots did not turn out in force to support Bambi’s man. We shall see soon enough whether that supposition is correct. From a mid-term election standpoint it is more serious. Low turn out suggests apathy among democrats in the fall and that condition favors Republicans. Frankly, I am quite sure the Republicans would rather run against Specter than Joe. Toomey would beat incumbent and party switching and woman hating Specter. He would have a much tougher time against Joe. And the ironic part is Obama would try to support him, after opposing him before. That would be tough for the pea brained bots to deal with, but if past is prologue, they will behave like the good little nazis they are, and blindly follow their fuerher.

  6. Fineman details the obvious strategy
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    And I think that is a losing strategy. But it is all they have got to work with. They have nothing positive to show for their two years, except record deficits, failed foreign policy, continuation of Bush strategies, race baiting, health care deform, bribes and threats to their own and 10% unemployment–which was 8% when they took over, despite the fact that they had control of both houses of congress.

  7. Simply put, all that Bambi, Reid and Pelosi have shown us is a pattern of self aggrandisement for themselves, and policy failure for the country, and arrogance writ large. Not a good track record to run on. By the way, it is wishful thinking thta they can win elections by running against Bush. He is no longer President. Sure, he left them with problems, big problems. But to a degree every president leaves his successor with problems. The question is do any of them get solved. In the case fo these three the answer is no, and we are finding that sometimes the cure is worse than the disease.

  8. The closing times for the polls: Kentucky polls close at 7 ET.

    Pennsylvania closes at 8 ET

    Arkansas polls close at 8:30 ET

    Oregon polls close at 11 ET.

  9. Polls are closed in Kentucky. Rand Paul appears to have beaten the Republican establishment. The numbers will be in soon
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    Very interesting. This result, and the ousting of Bob Bennet in Utah, and Crist’s demise in Florida all suggest a trend. It is not an anti incumbent tend in their party as it is an earnest desire to put candidates in office who will fight against Obama’s effort to destroy America as we all knew it. That is a more powerful incentive than the usual throw the bums out which they used to say about politicians in general and the Brooklyn Dodgers.

  10. “It’s going to be as much about history as hope, and more about attacking Republicans than promoting his own vision.”

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    Brainwashing again. Please tell me that his “bots” are not going to be taken in by his poison again.

  11. admin: I can’t believe it…Rand Paul the winner…this is good!! No more bs candidates!

  12. Shadowfax
    May 18th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    I was talking about what the uncle had to say about this young man, husband, father and soldier, not Rush.

    Also, I use to vote for most females, if not all Dem females, because we have such low representation. But again, they have ALL voted with the fool on the hill ad laden us with trillion dollars in debt and numerous other infractions. The incumbents must go. Past good deeds are now worthless.
    If you want America and the REAL Dem party, the Clinton party back, we must sleep with what we have now or quite honestly, lose it forever.

    One might ask, “why the hell didn’t they speak up for us?” They have no courage. Fools. If they would have led, we would have followed in mass.

  13. Yep. Fox has called the KY primary for Rand Paul as well. He’s a lot like his dad, but not as isolationist on foreign policy. He’s like Ron Paul lite, I think.

  14. From what I am seeing and hearing on both liberal and conservative sites, it’s not so much anti-incumbent as a) anti-Obama agenda and b) anti-machine politics. People on both sides of the aisle are SICK of the parties carefully choosing our candidates for us. The People are rebelling, and telling both the D and R machines to STFU and listen.

  15. HillaryforTexas
    May 18th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Anyone that has won and is serving is an incumbent and you are right. We are sick and tired of the establishment not listening.

    CAN YOU HEAR US NOWWWWWWWW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. gonzotx, I am not a conservative, but I have more in common with even my most conservative neighbors than I do with any of those gasbags in Washington. This is about bread and butter and our COUNTRY, not ideology. Someone has to right this ship, and the people are sick of having smoke blown up their butts. They are taking matters in their own hands.

    I’d like to see the power of the machines on both sides BROKEN. I’d like to see real grass roots candidates from both the Left and the Right start kicking ass in the primaries. At least then we’d have real choices, not just 2 parts of the same machine that happen to have R and D after their names.

  17. They are trying to hang Hillary with that idiot that apologized to China for Arizona…Fox smells blood in the water with this one….I hope Hillary says something sooon.

  18. Unless devastating defeats destroy the Obamination called the Dimocratic Party in November and we have a restored Democratic Party (even this scenario is already too late for many Democrats) others will join the exodus from the Obamination Dimocratic Party:

    I know that the above is certainly true with me. I have to say that it really burns my a$$ when democrats will chastise life long Democrats like me for feeling this way. Their common rejoinder is “well, you were never a Democrat then”. My answer to comments like that: FU.

  19. From what I am seeing and hearing on both liberal and conservative sites, it’s not so much anti-incumbent as a) anti-Obama agenda and b) anti-machine politics. People on both sides of the aisle are SICK of the parties carefully choosing our candidates for us. The People are rebelling, and telling both the D and R machines to STFU and listen
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    Yes. When Dimocrats vilify the populist backlash to their imperious policies, and compare them to Timothy McVeigh they miss the fundamental point: tea party members believe in the system, and believe it can be fixed. The right wing radicals are convinced that it cannot be fixed therefore it must be destroyed, before it destroy us. That is the fire which the elites are playing with. The more they vilify the tea party people, and the more they ignore the fact that the system is not working for them, and the more they turn a deaf ear to what is being said, the more likely that tea party people who believe in the system will become radicalized. That came close to happening during the 1930’s until Roosevelt came along and listened. He was alot like Hillary in that respect.

  20. They are trying to hang Hillary with that idiot that apologized to China for Arizona…Fox smells blood in the water with this one….I hope Hillary says something sooon.
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    I expect that she is mad as hell at this over educated idiot. She knows politics stops at the waters edge. The man lacks the most important of all attributes: common sense.

  21. Sorry Gonzotz, I gotta stick to helping women stay in congress more than you will. I would love to replace all Dem women with new Dem women…but I am afraid too many women see the way Hillary and Sarah were treated and say nuts to that abuse, who needs it.

    BTW, I was talking about Rush because he took a very sad situation and ran with it attacking Dems as if the Repub party had no part in this disaster.

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    Admin-

    We’ll laugh and cheer whatever happens in the senate race in Pennsylvania. We’ll laugh and cheer whatever happens in Arkansas, Kentucky and Oregon. We’ll laugh and cheer because most of the winners in today’s primaries are getting a ticket to nowhere – well, at least the Dimocrats. [Things look so bad for Dimocrats even Newt Gingrich is thinking of running for President (maybe Arianna Huffington will return to him and we’ll finally be rid of her)].

    Yikes, the thought of the newt and Huffpuff makes my head spin.

    Hope tonight proves to be a Barry – Slice and Dice Night.

  22. The freakin’ idiots in a city in my state, (Nasty’s city) are trying to pass a bill that lets illegals vote!!! Hell NO!!!
    It will be on a future ballot, along with legalized pot for all.

    Pass the bong…

  23. Good evening from Texas!! I’ve been an eternal lurker since May 31, 2008 when I gave up on the national democratic party and the mainstream media. God bless te admin, the writers and the regulr posters here (and at NoQuarter, The Confluence and Uppity Woman) for being my only trusted news source. In the vain of democrats lost, I kept my party affiliation to see what they were doing and become a thorn in their side, and I want ed to use this opportunity to make my first post. I received a 2010 presidential survey in the mail. I’d like to share with you all what I wrote for the Section V comments. The allotted 3 lines, so I wrote a page and included it with the survey. (BTW – I donated 50 cents AND I didn’t put a stamp on it, so actually donated 6 cents.) Keep up the good work!!!

    SECTION V: COMMENTS
    Please tell us your thoughts about President Obama, the Democratic Party, and the issues our nation is facing:
    I am one of the MANY Clinton Democrats that feel that the Democratic Party has been hijacked by corrupt leaders within the party in association with a corrupt business community. Even though mine is the party in power, the ENTIRE Republican agenda is being enacted on a daily basis. The joke that was passed that this administration considers health reform is nothing more than a Heritage Foundation/pharmaceutical industry/insurance industry mash of nonsense designed to indenture the American middle class to the health insurance industry. The worthless response to the oil spill in the Gulf demonstrates the lack of concern this administration has towards both the environment AND real energy reform. The absolute lack of concern that this administration has towards the economic situation in this country borders on the criminal. The selection of Elena Kagan for the Supreme Court over Diana Wood demonstrates a total lack of vision in terms of returning the highest court to a fairer and more liberal court for the next 15-25 years. The continued insistence that anyone opposed to this president is racist has set race relations in this country to a place where crying ‘racist’ is like crying ‘wolf’ as in the story. The continually bellyaching about how the problems of this country are all related to the failed Bush years show a lack of vision as to how to correct the country’s many many ills. The numerous vacations this president takes while so many people are out of work demonstrate a complete lack of touch with the populous of this country. I haven’t even STARTED to talk about this president’s foreign policy.
    The Democratic Party is not immune from this overflow of spite. How is it that this party’s leaders AGREED to pass that worthless piece of legislation that was dubbed health reform? That legislation limits access and proper health care to women, creates wealth for insurance companies and is constructed with so many loopholes that things will ultimately get worse for the middle class. The performance tax currently in the House right now will be the death of many minority-owned radio stations. How is it that this party’s leaders continue to try to pass it in opposition to the will of the people? The Republican congresses of the past can at least say that they represented their constituencies. Blaming them for all the negatives in this country is laughable to someone like me who keeps up with politics. With majorities in both the House AND the Senate, which will be lost in November, this country SHOULD be moving in a much better direction. Yet what we see is a party that looks only to increase its coffers at the expense of the people. If you think we don’t see what you are doing, you are sadly mistaken. The day of reckoning is coming and when it comes, you should blame no one but yourselves.
    There are those of us that want you back. We want you to be the Democrats that defend and represent us like you all said you would in elections past. We want you to protect against the plutocracy that Citibank’s internal memos correctly assess the country’s political environment to be. Since I correctly saw this president as the greater of two evils, I cried at the polls when, for the first time in my voting history, I voted for John McCain. If your actions continue in the manner you have demonstrated since the shameful sabotage of Hillary Clinton during the ’08 campaign, that trend will continue. More and more democrats will leave the party or stay home during election days to come if we continue to see this trend of treachery. You have been warned….

  24. Re: libertarians, I would rather have a libertarian (who maybe can be nudged left on providing SOME govt services) than a Statist who wants to grab every bit of power in sight for “good ends”. IMO, the former would be less dangerous than the latter. At least the libertarians, despite some things on which we disagree, are not likely to be in bed with “the system”, and have some respect for the constitution. Most of the libertarians I know yelled about Bush just as loudly as they yell about Obama.

    I don’t want a whole govt full of them, but a few libertarians sprinkled around in Congress is a good thing, IMO – and a check on abuse.

  25. @wbboei
    The only way I see radicalization is if the peoples’ will is thwarted through Soros-backed voter fraud.

  26. HillaryForTexas, Sarah Palin pretty much made your argument on Sean Hannity just now. She backed Rand Paul against the Republican establishment and said his victory is no surprise to anyone who looks to the people not the establishment.

  27. TheRock-

    Loved your comments…

    There are those of us that want you back. We want you to be the Democrats that defend and represent us like you all said you would in elections past. We want you to protect against the plutocracy that Citibank’s internal memos correctly assess the country’s political environment to be. Since I correctly saw this president as the greater of two evils, I cried at the polls when, for the first time in my voting history, I voted for John McCain. If your actions continue in the manner you have demonstrated since the shameful sabotage of Hillary Clinton during the ’08 campaign, that trend will continue. More and more democrats will leave the party or stay home during election days to come if we continue to see this trend of treachery. You have been warned….

    Awesome!!!

  28. Rock, I could’ve said it better…glad you finally posted!

    The sabotage of Hillary Clinton is/continues to bite him in the ass…November will be a full on frontal attack…

    HT4…I can deal with the libertarian…better than the Rino!

  29. obama will throw each of his disciples under the bus one by one until there is no one to take responsibility, no one to blame, no one left to listen to his babble, and no one left to care.

    It will be a joyous day when he melts into nothing.

  30. Jan,

    We’ve been a laughing stock since Bush hoisted the office. Remember, before 9/11, protesters in Europe were greeting Bush by mooning him. Obama is a disaster but no where near the disaster that Bush is.

    As for our military, except for the exhaustion due to fighting two wars for 7 years now, we are still, by far, the most powerful nation in the world. Our defense budget is bigger than the military budgets of all the rest of the world combined. Obama, ever eager to suck up to corporate America, has continued the increase in spending.

    He’s a terrible president – the worst Democratic president since Buchanan. But the previous president was probably the worst in our nation’s history – by far. Obama’s failures are catastrophic because Bush was so terrible.

  31. I do think you need some brains/work ethic to follow a scumbag! Bush is no better than Ahmandinejad, both are ready for their messiah to return and did/does everything possible to make that happen….watch the film “W”…he felt he was inspired by God…SURE HE WAS!!!

  32. We updated with this:

    Update: Rand Paul, strong ally of the Tea Party movement wins in Kentucky and is now the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate. We are still waiting, along with many others for the results from Pennsylvania. Obama apologist Richard Cohen today published this about legs akimbo, helpless Obama:

    “Obama presiding over the unpresidable, the president overseeing the incomprehensible, the full panoply of meaningless power — Air Force One, Marine One, the limo, the motorcade, the briefcase with the nuclear launch codes — all amounting in this case to man railing against the sea, a somber lesson for us all. The spill goes on. The war goes on. The debt grows — and so, for too many of us, does denial.”

    Too late, Dick. You bought him, you own him. And stop apologizing. The United States is governable, if we had a qualified president.

  33. The boob shows once again that he hasn’t a clue. From Gateway Pundit:

    That’s crazy sick. Obama told reporters yesterday that the video of Islamic radicals sawing off a Daniel Pearl’s head with a butter knife “capured the world’s imagination.”

    “Obviously, the loss of Daniel Pearl was one of those moments that captured the world’s imagination because it reminded us of how valuable a free press is.”

    No, Barack. It was horrifying.

    And… It had nothing to do with freedom of the press. They beheaded Daniel Pearl because he was an American and a Jew. They beheaded Daniel Pearl because they were Islamic radicals. Something you have not yet figured out.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8HNG6Z9LbA&feature=player_embedded

  34. “Obama is worse than Bush IMO. And I DESPISED GWB.”

    Couldn’t have said it better myself. Bush looks good compared to the fool in the WH. However much I despised Bush, at the very least he was not apologizing for America and I appreciate that now.

    And the whole Posner thing, Posner is a idiot! and so is his boss, a idiot republican Hunstsman who hired Posner, Glad to see Sarah Palin yell at Huntsman directly!

    (Hillary had nothing to do with these fools that the fraud in the WH hired!!)

  35. I think Burns is going to lose to Critz for Murtha’s seat. The Dims will claim victory, ignoring the fact that D-Critz actually ran to the RIGHT of R-Burns. Critz ran against TARP and Healthcare Deform.

  36. and one more item, if Critz wins, there is another election in november for this same seat, so Critz would have to continue to be that right or he will be clobbered on November 2 2010

  37. @basement

    Obama is worse than any nightmare I could have ever thought possible. Every.Single.Day.is.A.NIGHTMARE.

    I’ve never voted for a GOP in my life. I honestly quit voting after 92. But I’ll say this, I will NEVER vote Dem until there is a complete purge over these marxist tolaitarian wannabes. I will never again sit back and think “it doesn’t matter”, or “how bad could it be?” I see how bad it is. A.NIGHTMARE. This fool does not have a CLUE as to what he is doing, unless he is purposely trying to bring us to third world status, in that case, he’s doing a damned fine job of it.

    You worry about what people in Europe think of the US? I don’t imagine they think very much of an “ally” that has pretty much abandoned the fledgling eastern european democracies to the Russian bear. Think they admire that? Now it appears Israel is about to be strangled by the anti-democratic forces that surround it, encouraged by pResident jackass’s weakness and appeasement policies. North Korea recognizes a pansy and sinks a South korean ship to see have far they can push it. Well, they’ll keep pushing because BHO not only does nothing, he won’t acknowledge that it was done, along with his lapdog MFM enablers to cover up for him.

  38. WH official: “We got what we needed out of Spector”

    This WH official told Breit Bair on Fox privately. I didn’t like Spector, but I loath that PO$ in the WH who threw yet another person under the bus after he finished using Spector!

  39. ” But I’ll say this, I will NEVER vote Dem until there is a complete purge over these marxist tolaitarian wannabes.”

    Ditto. Might I add, all the chicago thugs have to be purged out as well.

  40. Tonight feels really slow in getting election returns.

    In the Pennsylvania special election there is only 39% of the vote in.

    Critz at 54%
    Burns at 43%

    We have no clue as to where in the district those votes are coming from.

  41. basement,

    I think the U.S. is still powerful, I just think that between poor leadership and debt to China that obama has done a lot of damage. Bush too.

  42. JBStonesFan, Lincoln has to win 50% to avoid a runoff. She is at 48%. Right now there are only 13% of the precincts reporting.

  43. Joe Sestak declared the winner over Arlen.

    Arlen beat himself by campaigning as a gravy train freeloader. He looks and sounds like a human antique as he concedes his loss.Wbboei we picked a winner.

  44. admin: in Arkansas, if no one gets 50%, the candidate have to run again in their respective primaries?

  45. I do not know whether I am more elated over Joe’s win or Specter’s loss but I am very elated. Sticking to the positive Joe was a strong Hillary supporter, a great Naval officer, a great legislator and a great American. Probably the only guy in congress who I do not judge by that health care vote because in his case as bad as that was there is more good in the man. I think Joe will win the general election.

    Blanche Lincoln’s win in the Arkansas primary is simply a temporary stay of execution which will take place at the polls in November. Among republicans and independents she is toast. Servant of a corrupt master.

  46. With 25% of precincts reporting: Lincoln at 45%, Halter at 41%
    —————————–
    By the end of the evening I hope I can say I stand corrected. I am just not sure that will happen.

  47. Everybody here is wonderful! Thank you for the encouraging words. One by one, the cancers that are the Demcratic turncoats will fall. I can’t WAIT to hear how that GIBBon of a press secretary spins the inevitable questions about Specter. Didn’t Obumbles tell democrats that the difference between now and ’94 is that ‘…they have him…?’ Howz that working out? Let them fall…….

  48. Burns concedes to Critz
    ————————-
    No surprise. I campaigned in that district for Hillary. Parts of it are economically depressed, including where I was.

  49. Even when she does good and saves face for the idiot potus, the praise is still grudgingly given.

    —————-

    MAY 19, 2010

    Hillary at the Buzzer

    She avoids a debacle on Iran—for now.

    Give Hillary Clinton credit for hitting a half-court shot at the buzzer. A day after Iran agreed to a nuclear deal with Brazil and Turkey that threatened to derail the U.S. sanctions effort, the Secretary of State announced that China and Russia had agreed to a “strong draft” of a U.N. Security Council resolution. Assuming the vote comes off, that’s a diplomatic victory we didn’t expect—but it’s still only halftime.

    Mrs. Clinton surely pulled out every stop to get Russia and particularly China—which initially welcomed the Turkish-Brazilian proposal—on board. The good news is that this means the Obama Administration will not be sandbagged by very nearly the same deal it proposed eight months ago. That deal would have required Iran to park nearly half of its existing stockpile of low-enriched uranium in a third country in exchange for uranium enriched to 20%. Since Iran has continued to enrich uranium at an accelerated rate, the new proposal would have allowed Iran to keep more than enough of its stockpile to produce a bomb’s worth of uranium even as it escaped sanctions.

    But there’s also bad news. Though some of the details leaked to the press about the resolution suggest the sanctions are stronger than in previous rounds, the U.S. almost certainly had to make concessions to win Chinese and Russian acquiescence. Nobody seriously expected that any U.N. sanctions would have the kind of teeth needed to persuade Iran’s leaders to abandon their nuclear ambitions, but it might have held out for more had it not been rushed into an agreement by the Turkish-Brazilian “breakthrough.”

    As it is, the main utility of U.N. sanctions is symbolic—a demonstration that the world is united against Iran’s nuclear defiance. The Obama Administration made its own concessions to get a deal, including withdrawing the ballistic missile defense sites from Poland and the Czech Republic and signing an arms control treaty to gain Russia’s cooperation.

    Meanwhile, Turkey and Brazil—which currently occupy nonpermanent seats on the Security Council—are unlikely to vote for the sanctions, as is Lebanon, another rotating member. That’s unlikely to affect the outcome of a Security Council vote, where a total of nine yeas (and no vetoes) are needed to approve a resolution.

    But a nonunanimous vote is itself a victory for Iran, since it shows how effectively it has divided world opinion. By contrast, the first two rounds of U.N. sanctions imposed during the Bush Administration passed unanimously, while the third was passed 14-0, with one abstention. So much for the claim that Mr. Obama’s 16-month engagement with Iran would produce greater diplomatic gains.

    The larger point is that, even as Mrs. Clinton may have headed off a diplomatic debacle, Iran continues to march ahead on its weapons program. The willingness of Brazil and Turkey, both friends of the U.S., to so brazenly defy American wishes on such a high priority suggests that neither country thinks the U.S. is serious about stopping Iran. They are thus unwilling to make any economic or diplomatic sacrifices to follow America’s lead.

    Mrs. Clinton surprised us with an impressive shot yesterday, but it’s a long way from a game winner.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703957904575252600443502256.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_AboveLEFTTop

  50. http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0510/37414.html

    With nearly all precincts reporting in Kentucky, Paul was drawing 59 percent of the vote to Grayson’s 35 percent – a yawning lead over a candidate once viewed as a sure bet for his party’s nomination and openly backed by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

    In his victory speech, Paul applauded the tea party movement and issued a stern warning to the political establishment: “I have a message, a message from the tea party, a message that is loud and clear and does not mince words: We’ve come to take our government back.

    The tea party movement is about saving the country from a mountain of debt that is devouring our country and that I think could lead to chaos,” Paul said grimly, laying into President Barack Obama for his participation in last year’s Copenhagen summit on global warming and accusing Obama of trying to “apologize for the industrial revolution.”

  51. I like Rand Paul, I will be contributing to him. He need to stay focused on the economy and the tsanami of debt headed our way. This Friday, America’s national debt will cross the 13 Trillion mark.

  52. Burns was for the VAT, and Critz ran that in his ads. I personally think that’s what sunk him.

  53. This makes me mad! Obama did this same crap to Hillary during the South Dakota primaries as well as many other primaires. Shame on you Blanche Lincoln, looks like the entire dimocrat party has been taken over by chicago thugs! they all need to be expelled!!

    http://blogs.cqpolitics.com/eyeon2010/2010/05/campaign-declares-lincoln-has.html

    “Polls will be open for another hour in Arkansas, but Sen. Blanche Lincoln’s (D) campaign manager released a memo Tuesday night declaring that the Senator had “weathered one of the toughest primary challenges of her career.”

    Lincoln “has taken the best shots that outside groups can give for ten weeks and emerged as the stronger candidate,” manager Steve Patterson wrote. “Sen. Lincoln has demonstrated that she is battle tested and will claim the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate.””

  54. Blowme,

    I was responding to someone who claimed that Obama had turned us into a laughing stock. Well, no, he didn’t “turn” us into one – we’ve been a laughing stock for the rest of the world for the past nine years. He hasn’t even made it worse.

    And if we are no longer a potent threat (which would be an absurd claim), the reason for that lies not in Obama’s inept presidency, but in the abuse of our military from the previous presidency.

    I’m not defending Obama. I’m simply pointing out that Bush was an even worse disaster.

  55. …you can almost bet msnbc will begin to turn on O…they do not like backing losers…

    they are agenda driven…they turned on Bill…they went against Gore…they kissed Bush’s butt…those were the days when Bush made Matthews’s leg tingle…

    …msnbc bet the farm on O…but even they can see the tide is turning…caught O’Donnell saying it like it is…an endorsement from the WH is useless…means nothing…or worse…ha, ha, ha!

    you can see it on their faces…MSNBC looked drained…their bravado deflated…there will be many internal meetings in the upcoming days and weeks and how to spin the fall of O…so funny…oh the irony…msnbc is part of the establishment that the country is turning against…finally a good night and something to cheer about…

    I hope Sestak will keep his independence…and not start to mouse out and fall into line…he should always remember he is one step away from this WH and crew from throwing him under the bus…they cannot be trusted in any way…he owes them nothing!

    O can now be seen so clearly for what he is…an opportunist, clearly concerned for only himself…no loyalty…no honor…no integrity…they got what they wanted from Spector and left hanging out to dry alone…that’s the O admin in a nutshell…

  56. to be honest, I used to like Sestak because he defended and supported Hillary, but lately all I hear from him: “I will be Obama’s strongest ally in the Senate”, WTH? NO! I don’t want more radical allies, I want centerist dems, I cannot belive these fools continue to support that fool in the WH.

  57. S
    May 18th, 2010 at 11:11 pm
    …you can almost bet msnbc will begin to turn on O…they do not like backing losers…

    Earlier today when I was looking for election results, I turned to Tweety show on MSNBC. Lo and behold, Tweety ACTUALLY said that he thinks the Obumbles seems like every other politician. D’uh!!!!!!!

  58. @basement

    Sorry if I came off harsh. I loathe pResident jackass. I disagree and believe Obama is worse than Bush by far, and Bush sucked, but you never doubted, despite his just plain DUMB moves, that he loved this Country. I don’t think Obama loves anything not named Obama.

  59. blowme0bama
    May 18th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    I don’t think Obama loves anything not named Obama.

    Amen.

  60. Tim…

    I agree, that is what worries me about Sestak…I loved his loyalty to Hillary but I, too, have heard him over the last week or so going on about supporting Obama and being an ally, bla, bla…he needs to understand that we do not want a yes man for obama…if Sestak is to be successful or taken seriously he has to be his own man…and stick to his principles…if he is going to be an obama clone we do not need him…

    The Rock

    …yes, expect to hear more and more critical analysis of O on msnbc…Fineman had to control himself and bite his tongue…he was letting a lot of the insider stuff out on the air…the apologists are still there…check Johnathan Alter…but denial is getting more difficult…

    …sooner or later…they will begin to understand that many of the dems have become indep or just walked away from the Chicago controlled O dim party…the MSM has refused to believe that many Dems have walked away from the O WH…maybe now they will understand that we think for ourselves…

    oh god…just heard Begalia on CNN going on about what a great night tonight was for Barack Obama…give me a break…when dems start talking such nonsense, they sound like fools…no spin is going to make anyone, including this arrogant WH, believe that…

  61. Shadowfax
    May 18th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    The freakin’ idiots in a city in my state, (Nasty’s city) [….]
    It will be on a future ballot, along with legalized pot for all.

    Pass the bong…

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

    I’ve just thought of another reason for legalizing pot. When the pot heads still get raided by the feds, maybe they’ll notice that Obama has been dishonest about pretending to respect state marijuana laws.

    He appointed some anti-pot crusader to head the federal department that really enforces that, and they have gone right on raiding medical marijuana centers in spite of Obama’s and Holder’s speeches.

  62. tim
    May 18th, 2010 at 11:16 pm
    to be honest, I used to like Sestak because he defended and supported Hillary, but lately all I hear from him: “I will be Obama’s strongest ally in the Senate”, WTH? NO! I don’t want more radical allies, I want centerist dems, I cannot belive these fools continue to support that fool in the WH.
    **********************

    I agree. This is the problem. People want to forgive “their” guy or gal and hope others vote out the other guys and gals. These people will vote with and for this thugs crippling agenda no matter what they are saying in their campaigns. As we know, they are just “words”. It is the action we must judge, and not past action, but recent action such as fraudcare, Tarp, Stimulus bill,Cap and Trade, etc. Just because someone is a woman or voted differently in calmer times should not earn our vote. These are the times of courage. I see none from the Dem’s and not enough from the Repubs. Throw them all out I say, Feinstein, Sestak ( if he makes it )included.

  63. oh god…just heard Begalia on CNN going on about what a great night tonight was for Barack Obama…give me a break…when dems start talking such nonsense, they sound like fools…no spin is going to make anyone, including this arrogant WH, believe that…
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&

    Because? Jesus, that guy has ALWYS given me the creeps

  64. I will be Obama’s strongest ally in the Senate
    ———————————————
    If that is what he is saying them belay my last. If that is what he is really saying then is an enemy. I hope that is not what he is saying.

  65. Blowme

    I don’t believe for a second that Bush loved this country. I think he doesn’t give a rat’s ass about anything but making money. Over 4000 American military are dead because that worthless lied his way into a war that we didn’t need to fight. 4000 families now devastated. he cut taxes on wealthy people and demolished the balanced budget while wages collapsed and unemployment rose. The amount of pain and grief that this country experienced because of Bush is mind-boggling. Bush didn’t do a single thing in eight years for ordinary people. And while we’re fretting about the threat Iran presents to Israel, remember that Valerie Plame, whom the Bush admin outed, was the CIA agent tasked with tracking Iran’s development of a nuclear weapon. Bush subordinated preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon to the political agenda of going to war against Iran.

    Yes, Obama is by any standard, a terrible president. He’s stupid, unbelievably corrupt, completely dishonest, unmotivated, lazy and narcissistic. But unlike Bush, he has some good people in his cabinet. There are good things happening in State, and in the Energy Department. Nothing’s perfect but you cannot say the same about Bush.

  66. No it was not a great night for bambi. That is just the party line. What we saw again is he has no coattails. The candidate he supported Specter lost big. As far as the Congressional District is concerned that district is controlled by the democratic machine and it is a powerful one for a rural area. I know this because we set up a ran our campaign for Hillary out of that office. The fact that the Republican came as close as he did to winning is unheard of–and yes I saw the polls.

  67. Sorry if I came off harsh. I loathe pResident jackass. I disagree and believe Obama is worse than Bush by far, and Bush sucked, but you never doubted, despite his just plain DUMB moves, that he loved this Country. I don’t think Obama loves anything not named Obama.
    ————————————–
    I felt Bush loved America, but had no use for Americans. Obama hates America and has no use for Americans. That is the difference that I see.

  68. blowme0bama
    May 18th, 2010 at 10:36 pm
    Lincoln is running against an even further left Lt. Gov.
    —————————————————-
    That is interesting. Then really all this primary is about is the left vs the far left–and the lines cross at a point somewhere to the left of Karl Marx. Wunderbar. And no bellweather of the general election.

  69. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Begala says it was a “great night” for Bambi? Well, here is what the Republicans are saying about it.
    ——————————————————————————————————————————
    In Summation

    Posted by Erick Erickson (Profile)
    Tuesday, May 18th at 11:43PM EDT
    27 Comments
    Arlen Specter is no more. Hahahahahahaha. This makes the fourth person in a statewide race to lose after Barack Obama campaigned for him.

    Trey Grayson went down in flames to Rand Paul, who openly embraced the tea party label.

    Tim Burns lost the special election in PA-12, but will now run in the general election for November against the Democrat. It is important to note that the Democrat, Critz, to get the win had to run to the right, repudiating large portions of Barack Obama’s agenda.

    In Arkansas, it looks like Blanche Lincoln will make it into a runoff, but her margin of victory is so close to Lt. Gov. Halter, she could lose the run off. She too ran against Barack Obama.

    The only Democrat to survive out and out the night running to the left was Joe Sestak. And Pat Toomey is going to beat him in November.

    Oh, and on Saturday, Charles Djou, a Republican, is going to win in a heavily Democrat district in Hawaii.

  70. More on global warming:
    http://antoniseb.livejournal.com/840908.html

    including this:
    A Saudi Prince owns the second largest share of one of our most popular news sources, so if FoxNews tells you the Gulf of Mexico is clean and healthy, that there is no global warming, and that the consumption of foreign oil is not destroying our nation, be skeptical.

  71. Tim,

    Bush apologized repeatedly for the US and was the first president in our nation’s history to apologize to a Communist nation. Remember his apologies to China for spying on them? He apologized twice to China.

    Obama is a bad president. Bush looked the other way and didn’t even raise airline security levels knowing that a planned hijacking was on the way. He then took the deaths of 3500 Americans and used that to lie his way into a war against a nation that had no ability to defend itself against the mightiest military in history, and embedded us in a war that cost our nation the lives of 4000 more Americans.

    When asked to testify to the 9/11 commission as to their experience of that day, he and Cheney only agreed to testify together, without taking an oath, with no recording devices present, for an hour and commission members were not allowed to bring pencils into the room to take notes. Go ahead – tell me what Obama has done that is more morally deplorable than that. I can’t imagine what you people are thinking when you say this shit.

    He looked the other way while Wall Street went on a corrupt spending binge that has destroyed our economy and created the greatest unemployment problem since the Great Depression. When he first took office, he looked the other way while Enron manipulated energy prices and cost California residents billions in increased energy bills. I have friends whose businesses went bankrupt because of what happened with the energy crisis. His administration outed a covert CIA agent in order to push a political agenda.

    Obama is continuing too many of Bush’s policies but worse than Bush? No way. No way in hell. We will probably never have another president as bad as Bush in our nation’s history.

    Bush and Cheney were unprecedented disaster that cost the lives of thousands of Americans and the livelihoods of millions. Obama isn’t up to the task of dealing with that situation and doesn’t actually care to do it. But he didn’t create it. he isn’t dealing with it either but he didn’t create it.

  72. JanH @ 10:43 pm Oh dear. What oh what will Arlen do now???
    and wbboei @ 1:12 am How do I get my campaign contribution to Sestak back.
    ——————–
    Arlen’s going to help Joe with his GE campaign!

  73. basement angel
    May 19th, 2010 at 2:38 am
    Bush and Cheney were unprecedented disaster that cost the lives of thousands of Americans and the livelihoods of millions.

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

    Well, Obama has only been in for 18 months. Give him time.

    g,d,r….

  74. “The combined April global land and ocean average surface temperature was the warmest on record at 58.1°F (14.5°C), which is 1.37°F (0.76°C) above the 20th century average of 56.7°F (13.7°C).” NOAA report highlights

  75. http://blog.al.com/spotnews/2010/05/jefferson_county_teacher_who_u.html
    a student in Harrison’s class said the incident has been “blown out of proportion.”
    “We were going over a test and getting reviewed for our finals and were going over tangency,” sophomore Malia Drummond said. “A student walked in and said, ‘Well, if you shoot the president…’ and the teacher picked up on it and said, ‘OK, if you shoot off his ear, that is a point of tangency.'”

  76. holdthemaccountable
    May 19th, 2010 at 6:31 am
    JanH @ 10:43 pm Oh dear. What oh what will Arlen do now???
    and wbboei @ 1:12 am How do I get my campaign contribution to Sestak back.
    ——————–
    Arlen’s going to help Joe with his GE campaign!
    ——————–
    Good. Never interrupt an enemy in the middle of a mistake. Guilt by association works. And when he does, the attack ad will do a split screen where Sestak says I support Bambi, I love Arlen and my name is General Paulus, and Arlen will say I love both of them not because they are worthy of anyones love, not because they are loyal Americans, but because I want to win. Arlen is like a beauty contest contestant who did not win the big prize but is angling for Miss Congeniality.

  77. As to who won? All you have to do is see who they interviewed today, Rand Paul. That has got to send a message.

  78. wbboei @ 9:40 Never interrupt an enemy in the middle of a mistake.
    ——-
    priceless.
    How about this:
    Some of the nation’s largest banks have agreed to contribute enough money to save Chicago-based ShoreBank, the community lender with strong ties to the Obama administration, FOX Business has learned. The banks have agreed to contribute $140 million to bail out the bank, while the federal government will donate tens of millions more, according to people close to the talks. In addition to major Wall Street firms like Goldman Sachs (GS: 138.07, 0.66, 0.48%), which agreed to contribute $20 million to the bailout effort, as well as Citigroup (C: 3.78, 0.06, 1.61%) and JPMorgan (JPM: 39.21, 0.19, 0.49%), General Electric’s (GE: 16.8684, -0.3616, -2.1%) GE Capital will also contribute $20 million to the rescue effort. All the firms have either received massive government assistance during the financial crisis or, in the case of Goldman Sachs, are facing multiple regulatory investigations into their business practices. The bailout has been controversial. Senior Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett served on a Chicago civic organization with a director of the bank, and President Obama himself has singled out the bank for praise in lending to low-income communities. But the bank has made its share of bad bets, and some of the Wall Street firms that have given money have said they’ve received political pressure to contribute to the bailout of a business that under normal circumstances would have been left to fail. It’s still unclear how much the federal government will contribute to save the bank because it’s unclear exactly how much is needed to save the institution, which without the bailout would have been taken over by the FDIC. An announcement on the bailout is expected Tuesday morning.
    www dot foxbusiness.com/story/markets/industries/finance/lenders-agree-prop-ailing-shorebank/

  79. Bush and Cheney were unprecedented disaster that cost the lives of thousands of Americans and the livelihoods of millions. Obama isn’t up to the task of dealing with that situation and doesn’t actually care to do it. But he didn’t create it. he isn’t dealing with it either but he didn’t create it.
    ****************

    You sound like a Fraud apologist. he is destroying America from within.

  80. gonzotx

    I agree. But people are beginning to think he takes responsibility for Nothing. A leader takes responsibility from day one. He does not have the personality of a leader, and that I think is something you don’t learn.

  81. The ultimate survivor meets defeat
    Specter can’t convince Democrats to extend 30-year Senate career

    It took Arlen Specter becoming a Democrat for Democrats to finally beat him.

    In Tuesday’s primary in Pennsylvania, Democratic voters ended Specter’s career, something they had been unable to do in five Senate elections, starting in 1980.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37218262/ns/politics-capitol_hill//

  82. paula
    *******

    Analysis: Specter’s Defeat Bad News for Obama
    Tuesday, 18 May 2010 08:53 PM Article Font Size
    By: David A. Patten

    The defeat of Sen. Arlen Specter, the longest serving senator in Pennsylvania history, marks the end of a political era.

    It also proves that Washington politicians that lived by the rule of political expediency are finished, as far as American voters are concerned.

    The Specter defeat also is a blow to Barack Obama’s political power. Specter strongly backed Obama’s $787 billion stimulus package and his massive healthcare overhaul.

    Though Obama strongly backed Specter, and put his political muscle behind the turncoat Republican, along with the powerful political machine of Democratic Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell, Democratic voters sent a jarring message Tuesday night by picking maverick and conservative Joe Sestak as their nominee.

    Initially, Specter’s April 2009 abandonment of the Republican Party appeared to be a Houdini-like escape.

    It enabled him to avoid a primary slugfest against GOP challenger and former Congressman Pat Toomey, a contest that polls showed Specter losing.

    Specter believed he had an ace in the hole. He could trade his support in the Senate for Democratic support. In return, he would give President Obama and Democratic Majority Leader Harry Reid the coveted 60th vote to head off a GOP filibuster over healthcare reform.

    The deal was set, but it ignored one crucial player: the voters of Pennsylvania.

    Millions flowed into Specter’s campaign coffers. Democrats mobilized Organizing for America, the president’s campaign group, to help Specter. And Obama, Vice President Biden, and Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell all campaigned for Specter as well.

    In a campaign ad, the president credited Specter with helping to “pull us back from the brink” because of his vote for the stimulus package. “I love Arlen Specter,” Obama professed.

    Rep. Joe Sestak, D-Pa., the retired admiral and congressman who defeated Specter on Tuesday, even claimed during the campaign that the White House had offered him a high-level government position, in return for dropping his challenge to Specter.

    Sestak hasn’t been able to offer much in the way of specifics to support that claim, but making it helped establish him as a principled candidate not operating purely out of self-interest.

    Democratic voters were faced with a choice, picking the principled Sestak or Specter, who brazenly bragged to reporters that he switched parties simply to win re-election.

    On the campaign trail, Sestak suggested at every opportunity that he was the only real Democrat in the race. A conservative on foreign and military policy, he even picked up endorsements from the Democratic left, which broke from the party’s establishment to oppose Specter.

    Both the strategy and timing of Specter’s ad campaigns are being hailed as brilliant. The ads offered subtle suggestions that the 80-year-old Specter was ripe for retirement.

    “It’s time for a new generation of leadership,” one recent ad declared.

    The ads compared Sestak’s voting record to Specter’s, which naturally leaned more Republican.

    Also, Sestak relentlessly aired ads that showed Specter saying, “My change in party will enable me to be re-elected.”

    In the end, however, what spelled Specter’s doom was the wave of voter frustration with Washington and growing worry, even among Democrats, that Obama has gone too far left. Pennsylvania Democrats had strongly backed Hillary Clinton in the heated Democratic primary during the 2008 race. Sestak has long been aligned with the Clinton wing of the party.

    Specter’s defeat will only give greater currency that if Obama’s approval falls further, Mrs. Clinton may have the support to challenge Obama in 2012.
    It is easy to dismiss Specter as simply a victim of anti-incumbent feeling.
    The spin along those lines has already begun.

    “I am surprised at the depth of anti-incumbent feeling,” Gov. Rendell commented earlier this week about the campaign trail.

    And Specter was the state’s most visible incumbent.

    But Sestak was no Washington outsider. He was the candidate labeled unkosher by the Obama White House.

    As the vote results showed Tuesday, Democratic voters are not taking their cues from Washington, and they are looking for integrity in a time of economic turmoil.

    Throughout his controversial career, Specter had played the dangerous game of flirting with conservatives and progressives alike, without ever really committing to either side.

    It was a political formula he’d used to become Pennsylvania’s only five-term senator. But it was also an approach that, in the era of big bailouts and Obamacare appeared out of step with an increasingly partisan Washington.
    Specter had held elective office as a Republican for 44 years, prior to his fateful decision to leave the GOP.

    A Yale law grad, his entrée into politics came when then-Rep. Gerald Ford recommended him for a job with the Warren Commission, which was investigating the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Specter proposed the “single-bullet theory” the Commission used to conclude no conspiracy had occurred.

    Since first being elected senator in 1980, Specter had staked out a middle ground.

    He played a key role in killing the nomination of Judge Robert Bork to the Supreme Court. But later he angered Democrats with aggressive questioning of Anita Hill, who accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment. Specter accused her of committing “flat-out perjury.”

    At times in his career, Specter’s position in the political center gave him leverage and influence. But as Washington faced the most polarizing President who pushed a radical economic and social agenda in Congress, there was little room for aisle-jumping moderates. One senator openly mocked Specter to Newsmax, saying colleagues called nicknamed him “Spector the Defector.”

    In June of 2009, a Rasmussen poll showed Specter with nearly a 20 point lead over Sestak. But buoyed by a stalled economy and anger over a healthcare plan that calls for massive cuts to Medicare, Sestak was able to make steady progress. Pennsylvania has the highest number of Senior Citizens per capita in the nation.

    On his Washington Post blog The Fix, Chris Cillizza observed Tuesday that, “White House officials at the highest level played an integral role in Specter’s party switch and did everything they could to convince Sestak to reconsider his bid.”

    Given the president’s personal involvement, Cillizza wrote, a Specter loss would inevitably “raise questions [about] the approach the White House is taking to these contested races.”

    When he switched parties, Specter thought he’d snagged a return ticket to Washington.

    On Tuesday, voters in Pennsylvania gave him a one-way ticket home.

  83. does donna brazilla now work for abc?
    Clicked a link to hear about bambi’s failure last night and the skank was there spewing. she repulses me.

  84. Speaking of tickets, maybe Arizona should try the opposite approach. Instead of sending illegal aliens back home, they should offer the aliens a free ride to all the cities and states that are criticizing Arizona.

    They could have buses waiting at the border to take the aliens straight to San Francisco and wherever. No papers required, no ticket required!

  85. May 19, 2010

    Mean Street: The White House’s Own Little “Abacus” Deal.

    If Goldman Sachs ends up paying a billion dollars as punishment for misleading investors in the Abacus deal, what should Washington pay for misleading the American people?

    Given the utter failure of the Obama administration’s $75 billion mortgage modification program (a.k.a. the HAMP), it’s worth a thought.

    After all, here was a plan that lots of folks at the White House and the Treasury must have known wouldn’t work as advertised. But they went ahead anyhow – and now that it’s not working, who ends up paying?

    You know the answer to that one.

    Now, I’ve got no hard proof that anyone at the White House “knew” the mortgage modification plan would fail.

    But consider this – on its launch date, February 18, 2009, it was pretty obvious to me – and my brain functions at a significantly lower speed than either Larry Summers’ or Tim Geithner’s. Please read my column “Why Obama’s Homeowner Rescue is Bound to Fail” from that day.

    No doubt, defining a program’s success or failure can be a fuzzy affair. So let’s look at some hard numbers taken from the government’s April HAMP report.

    To start, the HAMP is nothing more than a giant taxpayer-funded foreclosure prevention scheme. It works by doling out government subsidies (up to $10,000 a mortgage) to both lenders and borrowers to “modify” or reduce a mortgage.

    Today, the U.S. has more than 6 million homeowners at risk of foreclosure. And with the HAMP, the White House pledged it could keep 3 to 4 million of them – the “responsible homeowners” – in their homes.

    What’s a responsible homeowner, you ask? It’s just a PR phrase invented by the White House to stick single-family mortgage deadbeats into the HAMP and leave out the speculators.

    But here we are, well over a year into the HAMP and there are only 295,000 responsible homeowners with “permanent” modifications. It’s less than 10% of the much-hyped 3 to 4 million figure.

    And that shortfall matters. After all, scale is everything with the HAMP. It makes little difference if you save one house in the neighborhood from foreclosure. But save a dozen and you’ve saved the neighborhood.

    With the HAMP, you can forget about the neighborhood. Keep that 3 to 4 million figure in mind and consider that so far there have been only 1.2 million borrowers who have even signed up for a “trial” or test modification.

    And the number of those signing up is barely growing, just 37,000 last month. In the final reckoning, HAMP will be lucky to get 1.5 million trials and 500,000 permanent modifications.

    And we’ll be even luckier if a good chunk of those 500,000 don’t actually re-default. The “permanents” are currently paying 64.3% of all their income in various mortgage, credit card, car-lease and alimony payments. They’re shaky credits at best.

    So HAMP’s a failure. But it’s worse than that – it’s a predictable failure. There were never 3 to 4 million “responsible homeowners” facing foreclosure. How can someone be “responsible” while putting down less than 5% on his house or taking out a “no doc liar loan”?

    It’s hard to figure how all the White House PhDs missed this and got their numbers so wrong. Unless of course, they didn’t miss it – but simply judged the HAMP to be politically expedient policy. Not that anyone in Washington ever fesses up to doing that kind of thing.

    In the meantime, the Treasury and HUD still rate HAMP a great success. “As the number of homeowners receiving permanent modifications continues to increase, the Administration’s comprehensive efforts are making an impact in the housing market’s overall recovery,” said David Stevens, FHA Commissioner and HUD Assistant Secretary for Housing, in Monday’s press release.

    That’s Washington-speak for “we’re praying housing prices don’t collapse again.”

    It will be amusing to see how President Obama defends the HAMP come the November mid-term elections.

    Here are the arguments we can expect: “We had to slow the collapse of house prices.” “We had to do anything we could to stop foreclosures.” “We’ve ended up helping hundreds of thousands of responsible American homeowners.”

    But forgive me for sharing my own private daydream. I see a Senate Investigations Subcommittee hearing. I see Larry Summers giving testimony. And I see Carl Levin screaming at him – “So this is your email, Mr. Summers…What did you mean HAMP is a sh**ty program?”

    http://blogs.wsj.com/deals/2010/05/19/mean-street-the-white-houses-own-little-abacus-deal/tab/print/

  86. #
    NewMexicoFan
    May 19th, 2010 at 10:08 am

    As to who won? All you have to do is see who they interviewed today, Rand Paul. That has got to send a message.
    ——-

    The tea leaves I like to read in this cup are that,

    “The voters are comin’ to get ya!”

    Both parties are in the tar pit, and we are bringing the feathers.

  87. S
    Cannot wait to see sestak go down in November
    He won a primary not a ge and he wil not win in November
    Know nothing personally bout the guy but I’m hearing he has a huge closet

  88. Barack Obama’s Lost Years

    Barack Obama’s neighborhood newspaper, the Hyde Park Herald, has a longstanding tradition of opening its pages to elected officials-from Chicago aldermen to state legislators to U.S. senators. Obama himself, as a state senator, wrote more than 40 columns for the Herald, under the title “Springfield Report,” between 1996 and 2004. Read in isolation, Obama’s columns from the state capital tell us little. Placed in the context of political and policy battles then raging in Illinois, however, the young legislator’s dispatches powerfully illuminate his political beliefs. Even more revealing are hundreds of articles chronicling Obama’s early political and legislative activities in the pages not only of the Hyde Park Herald, but also of another South Side fixture, the Chicago Defender.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/015/386abhgm.asp?pg=1at

  89. The left wing talking points crowd do not understand the significance of the Paul victory. They are so goddam invested in their worship of the fraudster that all they can see is the demise of the National Republican Party which they take as sure sign that the Fraudster will coast into a second term.

    If these benighted people were strategists rather than propagandists they would see the deeper logic in this development.

    The nomination of Ron Paul, coupled with the rise of funding organizations outside the scope of the RNC is symptomatic of a sea change within their party, whereby the grass roots are rising up in opposition to the elitist interests within their party and are preparing to do battle with the people in Washington who are destroying America under the guise of change.

    It is the earnest desire of these grass roots interests to take back their party from the country club types like like Coburn, Hatch, McConnell, and the Bushes who have controlled their party and took it to the brink of disaster. People who are now more interested in appeasing the dictator in the White House than in stopping him cold in his tracks before he destroys this country.

    Failing to see that, Josh Marshall and his cult miss real zeitgeist and the meaning of what happened last night.

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