Kick Obama Ass Election Day And The ‘Lie Or Die’ Strategy

Update II: Bill Clinton gets a lot of credit for yesterday’s win in Arkansas by Blanche Lincoln. The Nutroots got beat bad (yes, you are all that wrong); Labor threw away millions, again. Somewhere, stronger than ever Joe Lieberman, is laughing. Another big winner last night is Sarah Palin.

A Palin endorsement was usually gold. Palin endorsed Nikki Haley in South Carolina and Haley soared to front-runner status and stayed there. Palin also endorsed winners Carly Fiorina, Terry Branstad, and Cecile Bledsoe.

The most striking news from last night however is the quickly evolving strength of the Republican Party. To good looking white guy Scott Brown and good looking Latino guy Marco Rubio add some more rainbow flavor. Republicans now have, for all intents and purposes, a second governor of Indian heritage. Nikki Haley (of South Carolina!) joins Bobby Jindal as a new face for Republicans. Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman are also two more women who along with Haley bolster the role of women in the Republican ranks.

Obama Dimocrats are still scratching their heads wondering why women and the elderly are quickly moving out the door.

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Update: The Head Kook cries tonight. The Nutroots/Labor “unprecedented alliance” lied and died. Can’t beat that Bill.

Bill Clinton saves Blanche Lincoln” is tonight’s headline, again. Barack Obama is still poison. Anyone seen Obama campaigning for anyone lately?

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It’s Election Day so we take an interlude from Impeach, Remove, Imprison – Barack Obama.

It’s also the first day of the Blagojevich trial in Obama’s home swamp; the second day of the Campaign for America’s Future conference (Nancy Pelosi got booed and thrown stuff at); and the day yet another disaster has been proof positive uncovered in the Gulf.

Most of today’s elections are near meaningless because the Dimocrats who win today, will lose in November. Whatever today’s results, which we will keep a close watch on in the comments, there is plenty to laugh about today.

Scandal ridden Congressman Charles Rangel introduces our laugh fest with this nugget of the obvious:

As for Obama’s sinking approval ratings, Rangel said, “We had perhaps higher expectations than we should have.

No kidding Sherlock.



Charlie, in the same interview, took a little time out to essentially say what we have been saying since Obama bungled the oath of office: “Obama = Bush III”.

“Rep. Charles Rangel compared President Obama to former Vice President Dick Cheney Saturday for their shared commitment to the Iraq War, one the Harlem Democrat argues is based on the country’s hunger for oil.

“I challenge anyone to tell me we aren’t there because of the oil,” said Rangel, who kicks off his re-election campaign for a 21st congressional term in Washington Heights Sunday.

“The lack of an honest explanation [for the war] is consistent with Bush and Cheney,” he told the Daily News during an hour-long interview that touched on his ongoing ethics probe, relationship with the President and ability to get work done in Washington.

A Korean War hero, Rangel criticized the Obama White House for staying in Bush-triggered wars, saying, “We are trying to buy our friends there … stuff like that makes Cheney look good.”

Charlie, in another interview had this to say about the Gulf, but it is appropriate to much more:

I don’t think the administration has the slightest clue.

Charlie might be a tax cheat and crook with apartments, but unlike the Head Kook he does not lack courage to blurt out the truth sometimes.

The Head Kook at the big “creative class” confab in Washington called Campaign for America’s Future recommended a stealth campaign for Dimocrats. “Lie Or Die” said the Head Kook:

“We’re going to take out Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas,” said Moulitsas. “It’s an unprecedented alliance between netroots labor and the environmental movement … to realize that we have to hold people in D.C. accountable. … They are immune to reason, they are immune to public opinion. … They are not immune to losing elections, and that’s where it hurts.”

But even Moulitsas acknowledged what White House officials have tacitly acknowledged for months — that selling elements of the liberal agenda to the wider public is a political nonstarter.

Moulitsas counseled against progressives drafting a specific policy platform for politicians to adopt: “What you get is irrelevant and scary to the American people. … If we’re talking to people, the less details the better.”

The little lying coward! “The less details the better.” Details such as this:

“Part of the health care overhaul due to kick in this September could strip more than 1 million people of their insurance coverage, violating a key goal of President Barack Obama’s reforms.

Under the provision, insurance companies will no longer be able to apply broad annual caps on the amount of money they pay out on health policies. Employer groups say the ban could essentially wipe out a niche insurance market that many part-time workers and retail and restaurant employees have come to rely on.

This market’s limited-benefit plans, also called mini-med plans, are priced low because they can, among other things, restrict the number of covered doctor visits or impose a maximum on insurance payouts in a year. The plans are commonly offered by retail or restaurant companies to low-wage workers who cannot afford more expensive, comprehensive coverage.

Depending on how strictly the administration implements the provision, the ban could in effect outlaw the plans or make them so restrictive that insurance companies would raise rates to the point they become unaffordable.”

No wonder the details had to be kept hidden until passage.

“Well, Nancy Pelosi did tell us that we wouldn’t know what was in the ObamaCare bill until it became law. However, this development really isn’t a surprise, but actually part of the plan. [snip]

This is entirely deliberate, although Congress apparently never considered the timing. Barack Obama and Pelosi continually harped about the “underinsured,” and the mini-med plans are what they had in mind. They wanted to put an end to such cost-efficient plans and force employers to either provide comprehensive insurance or kick their employees into the state-run exchanges, where the newly-uninsured would get welfare payments to buy their own plans in the individual market.

Democrats will get their wish — but the employees won’t get their coverage. [snip]

It’s also worth noting the irony of the timing. The mandates kick in in September, which is probably when the insurers will terminate the coverage. That means up to a million people will get the first-hand impact of ObamaCare just nine weeks before going to the polls in the midterm elections. That certainly qualifies as an unintended consequence.”

But not to worry Dimocrats. There is a plan already in place to place a tax cheat in charge of an effort to bamboozle the American public with a many millions of dollars campaign of lies – Lie, or Die.

“Former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-S.D.) and Victoria Kennedy — widow of Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) — are expected to be named co-chairmen of a $125 million campaign that White House allies are rolling out to defend health care reform amid growing signs Democrats are failing to get political traction on the issue.

The extraordinary campaign, which could provide an unprecedented amount of cover for a White House in a policy debate, reflects urgency among Democrats to explain, defend and depoliticize health care reform now that people are beginning to feel the new law’s effects.”

Lie or Die – with an $125 million budget to lie.

This Election Day morning, Barack Obama took his bamboozlement campaign to the Today Show. Today’s Obama appearance is a good indicator about why Obama Dimocrats will lose in November. A TV critic more used to Ugly Betty or Glee than presidential politics explains:

“Well, the president took thin skinned to a new level Tuesday morning in his interview with Matt Lauer on NBC’s “Today” show. [snip] But I have never seen Obama look and sound more petty, petulant and tinny.[snip]

Lauer was prepared, focused and gave the President very little room to play his usual TV interview games. Lauer did a very good interview, and good for Lauer and “Today” and for all of us who want the best information we can get about the man running the country in these tumultuous times.

Lauer asked Obama directly about the comparisons of the president’s performance in the Gulf with that of George W. Bush during Katrina.

That’s when the “cool and elegant” Obama started getting riled and announced, “This is not theater… I don’t always have time to perform for the benefit of the cable shows.”

Really? This is the guy who has been on every cable channel in America it seems — cooking steaks with Bobby Flay, shooting hoops and filling out NCAA brackets with any ESPN or CBS Sports analyst who shows up at the White House with a basketball, trading barbs with comedians and talk show hosts at the drop of a ht.

For most of his first year in office, it seemed as if Obama was always on TV in safe settings — and no one played the TV-as-theater game better since John F. Kennedy.

But not any more. The TV gods have abandoned Obama…”

Obama attempted to bamboozle the audience that he was on the job from Day 1. Obama attempted to bamboozle the audience into thinking that he cares – he doesn’t. Obama flailed at sounding tough and in command – he isn’t.

“I was down there a month ago, before most of these talking heads were even paying attention to the gulf,” he told Lauer. “A month ago I was meeting with fishermen down there, standing in the rain talking about what a potential crisis this could be. And I don’t sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminar; we talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick.”

Who is he kidding?



BP has had part ownership of Obama since 2007. Now Obama tries to convince us that he is his own man and that he knows how to get tough. To borrow from Bobby Rush ‘the brother from Hawaii’ is trying to go all ghetto on us. It’s not believable. Al Capone’s accountant was not a tough guy even when he tried to pretend to be so.

And the pretense that Obama cares or did not try to hide the disaster in the Gulf from the American people is equally laugh inducing.

“It was the so-called talking heads like NBC’s Brian Williams, Mr. President, who helped the America people first get a sense of what a catastrophe this was — even as your administration helped BP keep cameras away from the accident, while allowing Hayward and his minions to egregiously low ball the amount of oil gushing into the Gulf. It was your administration, Mr. President, that allowed, if not helped, Hayward and BP lie to us about the horrible thing that was happening to our country.

Even the TV guy gets what we have been writing.

What will kill the Obama Dimocrats this November is they enabled an unqualified creature of dubious character. Obama Dimocrats put party above country.

“Obama was comfortable when running for office, when he could get by on rhetoric and as a legislator — where no one is really responsible for anything. What he’s ill-equipped to do is govern and lead. Plenty of people are hired for jobs beyond their abilities and outside their areas of competence. Unfortunately, the damage done by placing someone of that ilk in the White House is grievous and in some cases irreversible.”



We’ll discuss the elections tonight in our comments. But they are meaningless. The issue tonight is Barack Obama. The issue in November will be Barack Obama. Barack Obama is poison.

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  1. A quick guide to tonight’s elections:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/09/us/politics/09zeleny.html?hp

    Of all the incumbents on the ballot across the nation Tuesday, of all the establishment figures whose careers are on the line in this midterm election year, there is no bigger target than Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic majority leader.

    But will Mr. Reid’s prospects rise after Tuesday night?

    That’s one of the questions that will be answered when the outcome of primary contests in 11 states — the biggest day so far this election season — provides a layer of clarity as to how Republicans and Democrats will be positioned in their battle for control of Congress over the next five months.[snip]

    NEVADA: Mr. Reid faces no serious Democratic opposition on Tuesday, but he will find out who his Republican challenger will be. [snip]

    Three Republicans are locked in a vigorous fight for the chance to run against him. The candidate who has been leading in the polls is Sharron Angle, a favorite among Tea Party activists in the state. If she prevails over the former chairwoman of the Nevada Republican Party, Sue Lowden, and a Las Vegas businessman, Danny Tarkanian, the outcome would provide the latest example that the anti-establishment tide is alive in both parties.[snip]

    Nevada voters also are choosing nominees in the governor’s race.

    Gov. Jim Gibbons could become the first governor across the country this year — and the first in the state’s history — to lose a primary contest. A variety of polls have showed that Mr. Gibbons is trailing Brian Sandoval, a former federal judge, by a double-digit margin.

    ARKANSAS: Will Senator Blanche Lincoln, a Democrat, become the latest incumbent to fall in a primary this year? [snip]

    Mrs. Lincoln fell short of winning 50 percent in the Democratic primary last month, forcing Tuesday’s runoff election against Lt. Gov. Bill Halter. While she has the support of former President Bill Clinton, along with President Obama, Mr. Halter has the multimillion-dollar backing of organized labor. And Democrats rank the seat atop the list of those that they could lose in the fall, with a strong Republican candidate in John Boozman, a congressman who won the Senate primary last month.

    CALIFORNIA: Republicans will select nominees for Senate and governor, with two former business executives poised to become the party’s standard bearers in the fall.

    In the governor’s race, Meg Whitman, the former chief executive of eBay and a billionaire, has invested a small share of her personal fortune in her race against Steve Poizner, the state insurance commissioner, who put up $24 million of his own money into his primary campaign.

    It’s a back-to-the-future race. The winner will challenge Jerry Brown, the state’s attorney general, who was first elected governor of California three decades ago.

    In the Senate primary, Carly Fiorina, a former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard, is running against Tom Campbell, a former congressman, and Chuck DeVore, whose candidacy has drawn the backing of many Tea Party activists. The winner will face Senator Barbara Boxer, a Democrat, in the fall.

    Representative Jane Harman, who represents the state’s 36th District, in Southern California, will find whether she, too, is swept aside by the anti-incumbent sentiment. Ms. Harman, a centrist Democrat, is facing Marcy Winograd, a leading figure in the progressive movement in Los Angeles.

    SOUTH CAROLINA: The race to replace Gov. Mark Sanford, a Republican ineligible for re-election because of term limits who has been hobbled politically by a sex scandal, has become one of the most drama-filled contests of the season. A state representative, Nikki Haley, is seeking to become the state’s first female governor. In recent weeks, she has been accused of infidelity twice, allegations she has fiercely denied.

    After receiving the endorsement of Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor, Ms. Haley became the front-runner for the G.O.P. nomination. The three other Republicans in the race are Andre Bauer, the state’s lieutenant governor; Henry McMaster, the attorney general; and J. Gresham Barrett, a congressman. There is a Democratic primary, too, but the Republican-leaning state is not expected to change directions in the fall.

    Both nominations could be ultimately decided in a June 22 runoff election.

    One incumbent to watch is Representative Bob Inglis, a Republican who is locked in a challenging primary in a district he has represented for six terms. He could become the latest political casualty of the 2008 vote to bail out the nation’s banking industry.

    NEW JERSEY: There are no statewide offices on the ballot, but Republicans and Democrats are selecting nominees in seven of the state’s 13 congressional districts.

    Party strategists did not expect the contested primaries to produce any upsets, but the races provide a test of the strength of Republican candidates in the state, including some supported by Tea Party activists. [snip]

    IOWA: The anti-establishment theme of the 2010 election year will be tested anew in the state’s Republican primary for governor. Terry Branstad, who served as governor from 1982 to 1998, is back. If he prevails over two other opponents, he will face Gov. Chet Culver, a Democrat and one of the party’s most endangered incumbent governors.

    MAINE: Who will be the next governor of Maine? Who knows.

    A wide-open race has unfolded to replace Gov. John Baldacci, a Democrat who is prevented from running again because of term limits. There are seven Republicans and four Democrats running in their primaries.

  2. It’s probably happening here too:

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article7145784.ece#cid=OTC-RSS&attr=2015164

    Inmates are converting to Islam in order to gain perks and the protection of powerful Muslim gangs, the Chief Inspector of Prisons warns today.

    Dame Anne Owers says that some convicted criminals are taking up the religion in jail to receive benefits only available to practising Muslims.

    The number of Muslim prisoners has risen dramatically since the mid-1990s — from 2,513 in 1994, or 5 per cent of the population, to 9,795 in 2008, or 11 per cent. Staff at top-security prisons and youth jails have raised concerns about the intimidation of non-Muslims and possible forced conversions. [snip]

    All prisons offer a halal menu, which some inmates see as better than the usual choices. Muslims are excused from work and education while attending Friday prayers. Some converts, who are known as “convenience Muslims”, admitted that they had changed faith because they got more time out of the cells to go to Friday prayers. One quoted in the report said: “Food good too, initially this is what converted me.”

  3. It’s interesting that Markos is advising that less info is better. Liberal politics aren’t sold on emotion. They’re sold on information – this is the best policy and this is how it makes your life better and the country more stable. Without information, people will move to the right. Big mistake, Markos.

    Well, I guess it’s not the first big one he’s made.

    BTW, it dawned on me today that the Democrats in office are treating their voters the same way that the Republicans normally treat their voters. Conservatives have been pining for a balanced budget for years now, but conservative lawmakers are typically the worst at running deficits. Abortion rights have never been overturned even when the votes were likely there to do so. Immigration hasn’t been handled aggressively during a Republican presidency, either. I’ve always made fun of the GOP for sticking by their man even as he was sticking it to them. Now, the Dems are taking their voters for the same type of fools. I guess it’s that personality cult thing.

    Great article.

  4. Those poor Gulf residents – tough guy is going back:

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100608/ap_on_go_pr_wh/us_obama_getting_tough

    First he was going to make BP pay for the Gulf oil mess. Then he declared himself in charge. Now he’s trying to find out “whose ass to kick” and making clear he’d fire BP’s chief if only he could.

    President Barack Obama is talking ever tougher as the Gulf oil spill crisis drags on, the public’s patience wears thin and the peril to his presidency increases. With pressure building on Obama to fix the crisis, the White House said he’ll be heading back to the scene, spending next Monday and Tuesday inspecting oil damage in Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

    Obama’s salty comments broadcast on NBC’s “Today” show on Tuesday raised questions about his escalating anger and angst — are they real or calculated for political effect?

    Long viewed as a political positive, Obama’s unflappable temperament may be working against him now. Despite his claims of being on top of things from Day One, Obama has come under fire even within his own party, accused of being slow to recognize the political danger of the spill and for appearing somewhat detached.

    “I think it’s hard for him to get angry. His anger obviously is motivated by the fact that there’s increasing anger in the country,” said Thomas E. Cronin, a political scientist at Colorado College and co-author of a book “The Paradoxes of the American Presidency” that examines how difficult it is for presidents to live up to expectations.[snip]

    Obama’s dialing up his anger thermostat comes as a new Washington Post poll shows nearly half of those surveyed — 48 percent — now saying he does not understand the problems of people like them, the highest of his presidency.

    And a new Pew Research Center poll shows a sharp rise in the number of people who say Obama’s policies are making the economy worse rather than better.

    “There are increasing doubts about what he’s doing. And he’s got a world of troubles here, from BP to the economy to last week’s disappointing jobs report,” said Pew pollster Andy Kohut.

  5. Am I the only one who is disturbed by the language used by POTUS?

    I have always thought that O speaks poorly….not like a highly educated person. But I am surprised that no media is commenting on the inappropriateness of using expressions like “whose ass to kick” on TV in a public forum.

    His faux man of the people language is either transparent or he really doean’t have a clue as to what is appropriate.

  6. With the nomination of the Second Women in History to run for Vice President, and the current indication that more Republican women are poised to take office, I am beginning to believe that I am registered with the wrong party.

    Who would have thought!

  7. Carol:

    http://www.usnews.com/articles/news/washington-whispers/2010/06/08/cnbc-host-says-obama-sullied-office-with-ass-to-kick-line.html

    Not everybody was pleased with President Obama’s uncharacteristic line on the Today Show, spoken in the pre-school hours Tuesday morning, that he wants some “ass to kick” in the Gulf oil crisis.

    Becky Quick, who co-hosts Squawk Box with lead anchor Joe Kernen and co-host Carl Quintanilla, slapped Obama for using unpresidential language in an interview he knew would be aired as children prepared for school.

    “If you’re the president of the United States and you go on the Today Show which is a morning show, where you’re going to have a lot of kids sitting around watching this, I think you choose your words more carefully,” said Quick. “Using the A word when you are on the Today Show talking with Matt Lauer, yeah, that disturbs me. But I also think that this is a way of trying to prove that I’m mad, to do exactly what everybody’s been pushing me to do, and it doesn’t ring true.”

    Obama has been under pressure in the media and even among his friends, notably film director Spike Lee, to air more passion when addressing the oil crisis. But Quick, who said she likes the president, said he sullied the office on the Today Show.

    “When you are the president of the United States, you should speak of the office and there are events and time and places where maybe you get fired up about things. It sounded like he was using this to try and prove that he was mad and I think that’s silly,” she added.

    “You can point to people who say these things all the time, we’ve used these words, but again, if you’re the president of the United States and you are on the Today Show I would expect a different choice of words,” she said.

  8. Robert Reich, who attacked Hillary for the benefit of B.O., wants action now. Too late Bobby.

    http://robertreich.org/post/676762657/when-everything-seems-out-of-control-the-president

    As voters head to the polls today for primaries in 12 states, their anger is showing.

    A Washington Post/ABC News poll released today shows that fewer than three in 10 voters say they will support their representative in the House in the mid-term election four months from now. That’s a lower percentage than in 1994 — when Republicans recaptured the House and Senate.

    Their anger is rooted in the continuing awfulness of the economy. Fed Chair Ben Bernanke said today the economy appeared to have enough momentum to avoid a double-dip recession. That’s hardly reassuring to 15 million jobless Americans. Nor to all those with jobs who are earning less than they did three years ago because they’re temps or part-timers or have had to settle for lower wages.

    I put the chances of a double-dip at 50 percent. Consumers don’t and can’t keep the recovery going because they don’t have the dough. They can’t use their homes as ATMs as they did before the crash, and they’re trying to get out from under a pile of debt. Meanwhile, the states are raising taxes and cutting services – just the opposite of what’s needed. State constitutions bar them from running deficits even when deficit spending is appropriate. Their fiscal drag on the economy comes at precisely the wrong time. (Europe and China are moving toward fiscal austerity, too.)

    The White House should present a plan to Congress to give states interest-free loans, which they can repay when the economy turns up and their revenues return.

    Meanwhile, the gusher in the Gulf continues – a symbol of the government’s impotence. President Obama said this morning he’d fire BP’s Tony Hayward if he were his boss. Obama said he’s looking for an “ass to kick.”[snip]

    The public is angry because everything seems out of control. The President can’t control the economy or the gusher. But he can at least take charge.

  9. “The White House should present a plan to Congress to give states interest-free loans, which they can repay when the economy turns up and their revenues return.”
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    No Reich. Goverment “services” across the board must be cut. Why can’t you tin-eared Sacks-0-!@#$ get that through your skull. The party on taxpayers dime is OVAH!

  10. The Virginia races are pretty much over.

    Republican Winners:

    Witman wins in the 1st
    Rigel wins in the 2nd
    Hurt wins the 5th
    Fimian wins the 11th
    The 8th is close.

  11. 08.06.10

    Reuters under fire for removing weapons, blood from images of Gaza flotilla

    News agency rejects charges of biased coverage, says it reverted to use of ‘original set’ of images once cropping discovered.

    By Natasha Mozgovaya

    The Reuters news agency has been accused of removing images of activists wielding weapons and bloodied and wounded Israeli naval commandos from photographs taken on board a ship headed for Gaza during deadly clashes last week.

    Nine people were killed and dozens others, among them Israel Defense Forces soldiers, were hurt when the clashes erupted as IDF troops tried to board the Mavi Marmara ship in order to prevent it reaching its destination in Gaza.

    The ship was one of six vessels that made up the “Freedom Flotilla,” a convoy carrying aid that set out from Turkey in an attempt to break Israel’s blockade on the Gaza Strip. Five of the boats in the convoy were boarded by IDF troops without incident, while passengers on the sixth fought the troops as they came onboard. All six boats were towed by the Israel Navy to the Israeli port city of Ashdod.

    Reuters on Monday rejected accusations of biased coverage, adding that it had reverted to the use of “the original set” of images, once the organization realized that the photographs it had published had been cropped.

    A Reuters spokesman told Haaretz: “Reuters is committed to an accurate and impartial reporting. All images that pass over our wire follow a strict editorial evaluation and selection process.

    “The images in question were made available in Istanbul in following normal editorial practice were prepared for dissemination which included cropping at the edges. When we realized that the dagger was inadvertently cropped from the images Reuters immediately moved to the original set as well.”

    This is not the first time that Reuters has been criticized for images that appear to be biased against Israel. During the Second Lebanon War in 2006, the news agency admitted that one of its pictures of destruction caused by Israel’s bombing of Beirut had been altered with a computer graphics program.

    Political commentator Tom Gross told Haaretz that “this isn’t the first time Reuters had been caught altering photos to make them less sympathetic to Israel. They did so, for example, in the 2006 Lebanon war.”

    “Everyone makes mistakes, including journalists, but every time Reuters says it makes a mistake, it does so to Israel’s detriment, and this looks suspiciously like a deliberate pattern.”

    “The father of Julius Reuter – the German Jew who founded Reuters – was a rabbi. He must be turning in his grave at how Reuters if helping to stir up delegtimization against the Jewish state.”

    http://www.worldjewishdaily.com/toolbar.html?4t=extlink&4u=http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/reuters-under-fire-for-removing-weapons-blood-from-images-of-gaza-flotilla-1.294780

  12. Another kick ass post, Admin.

    As for Obama’s sinking approval ratings, Rangel said, “We had perhaps higher expectations than we should have.“

    No kidding Sherlock.

    ——
    Always appreciate your humor in these days of corruption and heart sinking disasters.

    JibJab….good to see that video again, one thing they got right……………….the EARS!

    Obama’s Bat Ears….nothin’ like um.

  13. Some unusual votes numbers coming in from Arkansas. Precincts which Halter won are coming in for Blanche Lincoln. Everyone expects a Halter win. But, the voters might have a different idea.

  14. MoonOnPluto, if Lincoln does the impossible and wins, it will be entirely due to Bill Clinton.

  15. The only downside to a Lincoln victory is more Soros $ could be wasted in a November loss to whoever the pubs run.

  16. I want a wipeout in Nov whatever happens, the Democratic party needs a stern lesson for what they did in 2008 to the Clintons and the country.

  17. We usually remark at the 10%, 30%, 50% then 70%. But sometimes there are exceptions. With only 5.7% in Lincoln at 53%, Halter 47%.

  18. Blanche Lincoln is winning by 6 points so far, I hope she kicks his ass with the help of PUMA women’s votes. Go Blanche!!!!

  19. If Blanche wins, the Big Dawg and Hillary will have to be seen as the only real leaders of the Formally Known as Democratic Party.

  20. Hannity just admitted that Blanche will ‘probably’ win…and a Dem on the show, called her the ‘Come Back Kid’……………why didn’t he just say it, she is supported by the Come Back Kid.

  21. …O says he talks to people to know whose “ass to kick”
    “ass to kick”…my a–! O has not even spoken to the CEO of BP…give me a break!

    I repeat…DAY 50 AND O has not even spoken to the main spokesperson for BP!!!

    I see a pattern…O goes on and on about Arizona without readying the law and never spoke to the governor until he was forced to…funny though, how O finds not only plenty of time for his fun time…but also for his secret meetings with Big Pharma, Insurance, banking executives and their bonusus, etc…no problem there…but he does not see the importance in directly speaking to the spokesperson for the biggest environmental disaster in our history…

    is anyone buying this? this guy is going to go down as the biggest fake and worst ‘leader’ we have seen in years…

    Go Blanche…one more for the Big Dawg/Silver Fox…

  22. Greta reporting that Bill is still loved in Arkansas and it with show his influence in helping Blanche…

  23. Yipes that sentence is pretty messed up …

    Greta reporting that Bill is still loved in Arkansas and it WILL show his influence in helping Blanche…

  24. 44.4% of the precincts in.

    Lincoln 51%
    Halter 49%

    But his strong district is pretty much counted.

  25. Has anyone checked with the “creative class” a.k.a. Nutroots? They thought this would be an easy win for them. But then, along came Bill… Bill Clinton.

  26. I live in Calif, and if Meg Whitman wins, I think I will have to shoot myself rather than listen to her tv ads non-stop until November. She puts out the same ad, two of the same ad, back to back, each and every commercial break………….my Gawd!!!!

    I hope she goes broke or STFU!!!!

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    admin
    June 8th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Has anyone checked with the “creative class” a.k.a. Nutroots? They thought this would be an easy win for them. But then, along came Bill… Bill Clinton.

    ———-
    Yup, the Come Back Kid saves the day, again. And, Halter was supported by MoveOnDotBS and the Unions and the GOP pushed money in to support him.

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    admin
    June 8th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    At 56.5%, there’s been a flip.

    Halter 51%
    Lincoln 49%
    ————

    Oh no!!!!

  29. We’re approaching the 70% mark. It’s tight, but it looks good for Lincoln.

    66% in

    Lincoln 51.2%
    Halter 48.8%

  30. S, you can rely on Nate Silver to see only the absolutely obvious. Now that the vote is in at 77% Nate Silver gets a clue.

    77%

    Lincoln 51.3
    Halter 48.7

  31. so true about Silver, Admin…I just like having to see him admit it

    Fox just called it for Blanche as the winner

  32. AP called the race a WIN for Blanche Lincoln!!!!

    Yahooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Lincoln 51.7%
    Halter 48.3%

  33. Once again Bill saves the day. What would bambi do without him?

    The moral here is not to have obama withing 3 states of an upcoming vote and to send Bill out over and over and over again.

  34. you know what i find interesting…a few days ago there were articles about O and his admin basically telling Blanche Lincoln she was on her own…another one under the bus they did not want to be connected to…

    …her win says alot…the clinton people are present, relavent and ready…

  35. #
    admin
    June 8th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Our update:

    Update: The Head Kook cries tonight. The Nutroots/Labor “unprecedented alliance” lied and died. Can’t beat that Bill.

    “Bill Clinton saves Blanche Lincoln” is tonight’s headline, again. Barack Obama is still poison. Anyone seen Obama campaigning for anyone lately?

    ——–
    Worth repeating…wish there was a way to program text with flashing lights. 😉

  36. Great choice of music to celebrate by – Admin.

    It feels so good to see a win in the right direction for a looooooooooooooog frikin’ time.

    Smack down on MoveONDotBS
    Smack down on Barry
    Smack down on the bad Dems
    Smack down on the GOP playing with the Dem election
    Smack down on the stupid ass unions

  37. We do feel sorry for Bill Clinton however. Now even more Dimocrats are going to beg and crawl so that he campaigns for them. Obama is Poison.

    Oh, and can we see that bright smile on Hillary tonight!

  38. #
    admin
    June 8th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Anyone venture to the sulfur orange to see how the Head Kook spins this big loss?
    ———-
    No thanks, I don’t wanna get kooties.

  39. Went to the orange website–sheesh, what a crackpot place that site is…

    They are predicting Lincoln will be defeated in November because no progressives will vote for her…

  40. #
    admin

    We do feel sorry for Bill Clinton however.

    ———- Not too sorry, Bill loves the attention and to outshine the Fraud. Karma for calling the Big Dawg a racist and pointing his finger at Hillary &&&&&&

    Dimocrats are going to beg and crawl so that he campaigns for them. Obama is Poison.
    ———-Houston, they have a problem!

    Oh, and can we see that bright smile on Hillary tonight!

    ———- ……….and one of her great laughs!!

  41. NewMexicoFan

    Bill has the longest coattails. But let’s face it, O had no coattails at all.
    ———-
    I can think of two other parts the Fraud doesn’t have………

    (oops, did I say that?)

  42. Hilarious comment from the orange site:

    How can so many Americans remain so stupid as to vote for politicians who place big business above all else?
    ______________________

    Yes, why DID all those people vote for Obama? I just don’t get it either…..

    Oh, and some are proudly stating this is the first time a candidate supported by Obama has actually won (funny, I remember reading that Obama just wrote off Lincoln entirely..)

  43. In Nevada Sandoval beat incumbent governor Gibbons. This makes the Lincoln survival in Arkansas even more remarkable. South Carolina Rep. Bob Inglis also faces a runoff. Bill really did pull off a miracle for Lincoln.

  44. JanH
    June 8th, 2010 at 11:16 pm
    I am sorry to post this but…

    Bill Clinton to stump for Reid in Vegas

    ********************************************

    geesh, Bill is a giver…what more can this man do for this pathetic skeleton of a democratic party he left behind…

    I find it so ironic because all his so called friends that turned on him (Kerry, Richardson, etc) and the press are always complaining that with Bill it is always about Bill…Bill only cares about Bill…Bill sucks up all the oxygen in the room…bla, bla, bla…

    …but Bill is always the one everyone turns to…he always has to come to someone’s rescue…some country’s rescue, Haiti, Indonesia…some dimwit’s rescue, some americans in Korea rescue

    …and look at the way he gets treated in return…called a hasbeen, whose page should be turned…a racist…etc…

    …the man with the big heart that keeps on giving…

  45. JanH
    June 8th, 2010 at 11:16 pm
    I am sorry to post this but…

    Bill Clinton to stump for Reid in Vegas

    President CLinton is one of my heros, but this move is really really depressing from him. After them mess this ASSHAT put Hillary through, he shouldn’t be in the same room with him. I still love me some Bill, but I’m don’t at all agree with this move…..

  46. Straight from the Orange Koolaid site, now they can eat their own words:

    AR-Sen: Bill Clinton tries to save Blanche Lincoln
    by kos

    Fri May 28, 2010 at 05:17:56 PM PDT

    The former president had some tough words for real progressives:

    Using unusually vivid language to describe the threat against Sen. Blanche Lincoln, Clinton urged the voters who nurtured his career to resist outside forces bent on making an example out of the two-term Democratic incumbent.

    He pounded the podium with Lincoln at his side, warning that national liberal and labor groups wanted to make her a “poster child” in the June 8 Senate run-off to send a message about what happens to Democrats who don’t toe the party line.

    “This is about using you and manipulating your votes to terrify members of Congress and members of the Senate,” Clinton said in the gym of a small historically black college here.

    Clinton didn’t mention Lt. Gov. Bill Halter’s name – the lieutenant governor worked in the former president’s administration – or single out any specific liberal groups. But he didn’t need to.

    Too bad for Bill, and Lincoln, no one gives a shit about them anymore

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2010/5/28/870957/-AR-Sen:-Bill-Clinton-tries-to-save-Blanche-Lincoln

  47. Bill should sit back and do nothing this November. But maybe he is planning ahead for something or other.

  48. #
    admin
    June 8th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Shadowfax, Obama’s coattails are shriveled up. 🙂 Bill has big coattails. 🙂

    ——–

    Indeed 😉

  49. #
    TheRock
    June 8th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    JanH
    June 8th, 2010 at 11:16 pm
    I am sorry to post this but…

    Bill Clinton to stump for Reid in Vegas

    President CLinton is one of my heros, but this move is really really depressing from him. After them mess this ASSHAT put Hillary through, he shouldn’t be in the same room with him. I still love me some Bill, but I’m don’t at all agree with this move…..
    ———–
    Or you could look at it a different way,

    maybe Bill is clearing the path for his lady to run again…making sure the good Dems are still around and thanking them for being loyal to Hillary.

  50. Admin…I wish Bill would do nothing in November but we know he will be helping someone somewhere…it is in his blood, dna…

    btw…just thinking about your comments above re: Silver…the exact same thing can be said for TM…amazing how their analysis (esp TM) just shift with the winds and then state the obvious…laughable!

  51. Via email, we’re told that Keith Olbermann said that Halter would be the winner by 10:00 tonight. K.O. is as much of a boob as B.O.

  52. Shadowfax
    June 8th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Or you could look at it a different way,

    maybe Bill is clearing the path for his lady to run again…making sure the good Dems are still around and thanking them for being loyal to Hillary.

    Good Dems – YES. Reid – Complete ASSHAT. I’ll never forget in ’08 when he announced the Senate Dems energy plan after one of the primaries (I think North Carolina). It was Hillary’s minuus the windfall profits tax. It was scored and ready to go and would have given Hillary a great lift had it been announced before the primary. And he backs this president which gives him NO credibility in my book. He is a true ASSHAT. A dumbass asshat to be precise…..

  53. It’s just SO hard for the media to give President Clinton credit for his BIG coattails.

    I listened to some Republican elite who obviously has CDS talk about
    Arkansas.

    I was born and raised there and my family has been in Arkansas since 1830 and most are still there. That dude does NOT understand Arkansans. Big Dawg does!

  54. TheRock

    Good Dems – YES. Reid

    ———-
    Agreed, but Bill is good at giving a half-assed endorsement too, that is flat as a pancake.

  55. Bill is collecting as many chits as he can. Hillary’s running for president again – you can be very sure of that. He wants as many people in his debt as possible and having Harry Reid in his debt will be productive.

    This administration is producing some very screwy alliances. Normally, I’d be on the side of labor and opposed to Lincoln’s re-election. She’s way too conservative for me, and I probably like Halter more. Obama supports Lincoln because she is a reliable pro-corporate vote. But we need to shatter the “creative class” alliance right now. I guess I’m hoping Clinton pulls Lincoln to the left once Hillary’s in office.

    Congrats to Bill on his win tonight.

  56. admin
    June 8th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    It’s Meg Whitman vs. Jerry Brown in California for Governor.
    ——–
    Called when the polls have only been closed 47 minutes????

    Oh no, my ears with Meg’s ads…………

    Maybe I will need to Tivo everything to zip past them for the next few months…………ugh.

    I hope she will go broke.

  57. Shadowfax
    June 8th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Agreed, but Bill is good at giving a half-assed endorsement too, that is flat as a pancake.

    And in his defense, he is a brilliant politician. Who knows if he is using this as a way to isolate Reid as legislator post Hillary becoming president in 2012.

  58. Shadowfox, Admin

    I just love how you all got the drift of that coattail stuff, because when I wrote it, that is exactly what I had in mind.

    I sure hope Bill comes to NM, as our LTG is going to have a heck of a fight against Martinez, and the way she supported HRC right to the floor of the convention, she deserve to be our Gov.

  59. Admin, will HRC be allowed to campaign for the General or not? I was hoping that she could come to NM for the LTG.

  60. isn’t it ironic that the big Kook himself, Markos, was just going off a day or two ago about how they were going to put away Lincoln:

    twincities.com/allheadlines/ci_15245970?nclick_check=1

    it bears repeating…from Markos:

    Obama’s decision to back Sen. Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., however anemically, against Lt. Gov. Bill Halter in the Democratic primary has pitted him against big labor.

    Halter supporter Markos Moulitsas, founder of the Daily Kos blog, never called out Obama by name, but said that a Lincoln loss would send a message to the D.C. establishment.

    “We’re going to take out Blanche Lincoln in Arkansas,” said Moulitsas. “It’s an unprecedented alliance between net-roots labor and the environmental movement … to realize that we have to hold people in D.C. accountable … They are immune to reason, they are immune to public opinion … They are not immune to losing elections and that’s where it hurts.”

    ********************************************************

    boomerang…right back at ya!

    But even Kos acknowledged what White House officials have tacitly acknowledged for months — that selling elements of the liberal agenda to the wider public is a political non-starter.

    Moulitsas counseled against progressives drafting a specific policy platform for politicians to adopt: “What you get is irrelevant and scary to the American people … If we’re talking to people, the less details the better.”

  61. #
    JanH
    June 8th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    I draw the line at him helping Pelosi. I hope that doesn’t happen.
    —————
    Me too! If that happens, I will ride over there and talk to the Big Dawg myself. 😉

  62. I worked the Las Vegas primary for Hillary in 2008, and the Reid people didn’t lift a finger for us.

    Clintnistas should consider a email bomb to Bill letting him know we wish he would stay far away from Reid.

    I’m glad Lincoln defeated Daily Kook and the Democrap establishment. They clearly tried to “Hillary” her. Kos now knows 2008 is dead and buried. The Clintons are back to being the only Democrats that matter.

    Glad Blanche won, but she voted for the health scam, she has to go in November, sorry.

    Clinton is magic. Obama is poison.

  63. Fiorina will be the California Senate nominee for the Republicans. It looks like Angle, the Tea Party candidate will win in Nevada.

  64. S

    More worthless words to be eaten.

    Hopefully they will see us posting their BS and really make them crazy.

    I also hope MoveOnDotBS ticks off all the folks that donated to throw Blanche under the bus.
    And tick off the Union members who’s dues were wasted, and all the crackpot GOPs that tossed some of their 401Ks into a Dem race that was none of their business. Ca-ching…………wasted money for nothin’.

  65. What does Kos think Obama is being ‘progressive’ ABOUT? Hillary is to the left of him on everything.

  66. What does Kos think Obama is being ‘progressive’ ABOUT?

    ———- progressively dysfunctional?

  67. It bears repeating = Bill wants as many Democrats in office as possible for when Hillary takes the presidency, and he wants them in his debt.

    If you want Hillary to be able to get stuff done when she’s office, she’s going to need Democrats to do it.

    Pelosi doesn’t need any help. I doubt she even gets a Repubican challenger. Reid will be more effective for Hillary in 2013 than any Republican running.

  68. basement angel
    June 9th, 2010 at 12:32 am

    It bears repeating = Bill wants as many Democrats in office as possible for when Hillary takes the presidency, and he wants them in his debt.

    If you want Hillary to be able to get stuff done when she’s office, she’s going to need Democrats to do it.

    ————
    Yup.

  69. This quotes a version edited by the people who caught the gotcha. So where’s an unedited version of the tape?

    http://www.counterpunch.org/leupp06082010.html
    White House journalist Helen Thomas, covering a Jewish American Heritage Month celebration at the White House May 27, is accosted on the sidewalk by someone who asks: “Any comments about Israel? We’re asking everybody today—any comments about Israel?”

    Smiling in grandmotherly fashion—-the way an 89 year-old woman might do when suddenly approached by an 17 year old boy who seems sincerely interested in her thoughts—she replies: “Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine.”

    “Oooh…” responds the questioner. “Any better comments?” (A voice in the background: “Helen is fun!”)

    “Hah hah hah,” laughs Helen. “ Remember these people are occupied, and it’s their land, not German, and not Poland.”

    “So where should they go? What should they do?”

    “They could go home. Poland. Germany.”

    “Where’s home? You’re saying Jews should go back to Poland and Germany?”

    “And America and everywhere else.”

    A week later this video of the impromptu interview appears on “RabbiLIVE.com,” website of Rabbi David Nesenoff. [….]

    According to one report the questioner was Adam Nesenoff, David’s son. [….] And once it was online, the White House [….] immediately condemned the journalist.

  70. Defiant One, as an example of subtle misogyny, some online Bill Halter people wrote “Bill Halt Her!”

  71. ANd why it matters:

    http://seminal.firedoglake.com/diary/53523
    On April 23, 2008, Helen Thomas put Dana Perino on the spot by calling out Bush Administration lies that the US does not torture when the evidence pointed out that waterboarding had been approved at the highest levels. Just a few days prior to this exchange, George W. Bush had publicly admitted to approving this form of torture.
    [….]
    She was there, day after day, asking the hard questions that no other member of the Washington press corps dared ask. She tried to lift the veil of disinformation and spin daily coming from the White House briefing room, whether the administration in charge was Democratic or Republican. On this particular issue, she knew that the President of the United States had admitted publicly to committing a war crime, and she was the only person in the room willing to point it out.

    It should come as no surprise then, that when Thomas is caught on tape making inappropriate remarks, there is no investigation to see whether there has been selective editing of the tape to make her remarks more inflammatory. Instead, the Obama White House has joined the attacks on Thomas, condemning her remarks and blithely tossing her legendary career away. That is very much to their advantage, since the Obama White House is busy hiding the crimes of the Bush White House. With Thomas out of the picture, there is nobody left to ask the difficult questions.

  72. >>>>Congrats to Blanche…and Bill. He’s still got it; Smart Dems avoiding OTD (Obama Transmitted Disease)….

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/house/most-top-2010-races-being-wage.html?

    Most top 2010 races being waged in (Hillary) Clinton country

    By The Fix | June 8, 2010; 1:30 PM ET

    There’s a reason that Bill Clinton was making the closing argument for Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) just days before today’s runoff, while the senator has made strides to separate herself from President Obama.

    This is Clinton country.

    Yes, Clinton is from the state, but it also went hugely for his wife in the 2008 presidential primary — 70 percent to 26 percent to be exact. The state was one of Obama’s worst showings in the general election too.

    Arkansas is an extreme example, but many 2010 battles are being waged in similar territory. In fact, a majority of top 2010 races are being held in districts and states where Obama struggled in the Democratic primary fight two years ago.

    Much has been made of Republican efforts to win the four dozen (or so) Democratic-held districts where Obama lost to John McCain in 2008. But looking at places where Obama lost to Hillary Clinton can also be instructive when it comes to understanding how the President, who is not on the ballot this fall, will nonetheless impact the fight for congressional control.

    According to a Fix analysis, of the 27 Democratic-held House seats and 10 Senate races listed as toss-ups by the Cook Political Report, Obama lost roughly half of each by wide margins to Clinton during the primary season.

    Obama lost to Clinton in seven of the 10 states with top Senate races, and in about 60 percent of the top 27 House districts. Five of those states and 13 of those House districts went for Clinton by double digits.

    If Republicans can effectively tie candidates in these areas to Obama, it appears it could pay dividends by either wooing Democrats or getting them to stay home.

    Arkansas and Pennsylvania’s 12th district, where Democrats won a special House election last month, epitomize the kind of areas where Obama’s looming presence could impact House and Senate candidates. Both places are filled with the white, working class voters where he lost to Clinton by big margins.

    That Pennsylvania special election, which was won by Rep. Mark Critz (D-Pa.) in mid-May, took place in an area where Obama took less than one-third of the vote in the 2008 primary. It was also the only district in the country that went for Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) in 2004 and then McCain in 2008.

    Given that, Critz ran against his party in Washington — most notably on health care — and did what he could to separate himself from Obama. It worked.

    While Critz was able to win in Pennsylvania with a focus on local issues, it’s far less clear whether other Democrats sitting in districts like his will be able to avoid the associations with the President on the November ballot.

    Obama got crushed in the 2008 Democratic primary in Rep. Suzanne Kosmas’s (D-Fla.) district as well as seats held by Reps. Alan Grayson (D-Fla.), Baron Hill (D-Ind.) and Harry Teague (D-N.M.) and outgoing Reps. Alan Mollohan (D-W.Va.), Marion Berry (D-Ark.) and Bill Delahunt (D-Mass.). In none of those districts did Obama take more than 40 percent, and he was well below that in a few of them.

    In two toss-up districts in Michigan, held by Reps. Bart Stupak and Mark Schauer, Clinton won big majorities while Obama (who was forced to run as “uncommitted” due to party politics) was stuck in the 30s.

    As for key Senate races, Obama’s 26 percent showing in the Arkansas Democratic primary was particularly low. But he also took less than one-third of the primary vote Kentucky, which is holding key open-seat contest this year.

    Obama will, undoubtedly, be a benefit to candidates in some races with the Senate and governor’s races in Illinois being the prime example. But much of the territory that Democrats must defend if they want to hold critical House, and, to a lesser extent, Senate seats, are places where the President struggled during the 2008 campaign to connect.

    Expect to see lots of Democratic candidates keeping Obama at arm’s length and a few even running directly against him and his agenda this fall.

    — Aaron Blake

  73. Kingsgrove,

    That’s fascinating. I’ve been saying that the next person I vote for is Hillary Clinton, but I now think that if Bill comes out to campaign, I’ll vote for whoever he is supporting.

    Thanks for that article.

  74. Not only did the Big Dawg campsign for Lincoln, but he attacked moveon.org and the SEIU in the process. Basically, he went after Obama’s goons.

  75. hwc
    June 9th, 2010 at 2:18 am

    Not only did the Big Dawg campsign for Lincoln, but he attacked moveon.org and the SEIU in the process. Basically, he went after Obama’s goons.

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

    It’s so crazy, when Obama is really much further right, more corporatist, than the Clintons or the DLC.

    Seems like the unions at least would do their homework.

  76. Update II: Bill Clinton gets a lot of credit for yesterday’s win in Arkansas by Blanche Lincoln. The Nutroots got beat bad (yes, you are all that wrong); Labor threw away millions, again. Somewhere, stronger than ever Joe Lieberman, is laughing. Another big winner last night is Sarah Palin.

    A Palin endorsement was usually gold. Palin endorsed Nikki Haley in South Carolina and Haley soared to front-runner status and stayed there. Palin also endorsed winners Carly Fiorina, Terry Branstad, and Cecile Bledsoe.

    The most striking news from last night however is the quickly evolving strength of the Republican Party. To good looking white guy Scott Brown and good looking Latino guy Marco Rubio add some more rainbow flavor. Republicans now have, for all intents and purposes, a second governor of Indian heritage. Nikki Haley (of South Carolina!) joins Bobby Jindal as a new face for Republicans. Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman are also two more women who along with Haley bolster the role of women in the Republican ranks.

    Obama Dimocrats are still scratching their heads wondering why women and the elderly are quickly moving out the door.

  77. As for Obama’s sinking approval ratings, Rangel said, “We had perhaps higher expectations than we should have.“
    ————————————————————————————————————-
    Other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?

    And as for you Charlie you low life crook who pray tell was it who set the expectations so high. Evidently Messiahs play by a different set of rules because among mere mortals the generally accepted wisdom is under promise and over deliver–never the reverse if you want to preserve credibility.

    On a related note, one can only wonder whether the Nobel committee “perhaps had higher expectations that it should have”. Or, perhaps they are considering a new Nobel prize for the fine art of bamboozling, with the Latin equivalent of there is a sucker born every minute.

  78. Personally, I doubt Bill can deliver victories in the general election for blue dog candidates. The argument the Republicans make is this: bill is no longer president, toxic Obama is, and candidate X voted for Obama care. As long as that seat is held by a democrat they will talk like a conservative but vote like a bot. Past if prologue.

    I say that with some regret because I know a few of them–like Henry Cuellar. He is a great American, a strong Hillary supporter and a credit to the State of Texas. But it is hard to withstand a tidal wave. Tip O’Neil was famous for saying all politics is local, but when the local economy sucks as well, the incumbent is toast.

  79. Actually, I think Henry will be safe. He is really in touch with his local community and has an excellent staff. He deserves to survive.

  80. I am also surprised at how many women the repubs have put forth, which only tells me they know Hillary will be running!

  81. On Fox & Friends they are celebrating women….can you believe it?? Of coarse they weren’t the worst woman bashing network in 08′, but certainly have had their share.

    I saw Twickle toes Morris, he looked like crap…his woman bashing days are coming to an end…there are just too many women out there now….THANKS TO HILLARY CLINTON!

    I think the world knows now it shoulda been Hillary!

  82. I think it is a huge mistake for Bill to campaign for Reid.

    I have been thinking of taking my Hillary 2012 bumber sticker off of my car. Now I have decided to do it.

    I still want Hillary to run in 2012, but The bumper sticker message is now muddied. I don’t want anyone to think I support this democratic party. ….certainly not Reid….he HAS GOT TO GO!

  83. I am also starting to believe that the democratic brand is going to be so destroyed by Obama and friends that no democrat, even one as popular as Hillary, will have a chance in 2012.

    If there were dems in opposition to O…….like the Clintons if they took a stand…..then people would direct their disgust against Obama and not all democrats.

    At some point there will be too much “guilt by association”. Personally, I wish there was a democratic antidote to the Tea Party. The tea party is successfully co-opting the repugs by taking their voters. I wish that the Clinton supporting candidates who win these primaries would come out against O and his policies and argue for a different kind of democrat.

  84. wbboei
    June 9th, 2010 at 4:37 am

    Personally, I doubt Bill can deliver victories in the general election for blue dog candidates. The argument the Republicans make is this: bill is no longer president, toxic Obama is, and candidate X voted for Obama care. As long as that seat is held by a democrat they will talk like a conservative but vote like a bot. Past if prologue.
    _______________________________

    Why not, Bill will be the only voter friendly democrat left standing. He is reclaiming his position as head of the Dem Party and will have it done by the general. We agree, Bill and Hillary are centrists which is where they need to be to capture the vote. Obama is neither a R or D. He relates to no one’s political philosophy or values because he is an opportunistic carpetbagger out of his league on the world stage.

  85. Bill campaigned for Coakley in MA. Where is she today? No worries about who Bill is campaigning for- He does the obligatory endorsements. Those who are Clinton democrats know their style and can make distinctions between party and candidate endorsements.

  86. Karl Rove says outright this morning on Fox that “an endorsement from Bill Clinton is more important than an endorsement from Obama.”

  87. Hillary is still the only fully qualified person and woman to be our next President.Oblama is rapidly feeding his self destruct mind-set so that he can blame others for his failures and being driven from office.I am certain that this scenario is his way out of the destruction he has caused throughout the world.I believe Hillary will end her SOS term as soon as Otrauma and big Mo crawl out of the WH and take asylum in Kenya or Mecca.
    Hillary and Bill have devoted their lives for us and our country and no 0ne can be allowed to destroy
    it day in and day out with incompetentcy and egotism.

    Hillary the world wants and needs you and we have your back for the day you decide to step in the arena and be counted.

    “To Think We have Had The Solution right along” so let her campaign begin.

  88. Here’s the flip side of this discussion. I subscribe to WND; sometimes, like today, they have something which interests me:
    The Stand Up America Blog
    Lincoln Reagan Dinner
    Published on 06/08/10
    Virginia City, Montana, June 5th, 2010
    By Paul E. Vallely
    snip “We the People” have had enough. Enough is Enough. The Obama White House and identifiable Members of Congress are now on a progressive socialist, treasonous death march and are bankrupting and weakening the country. We have watched them violate their sacred oath of office. “We, the People” cannot wait for and solely rely on the next round of elections in November of this year. It is now and each day that these public servants must put the citizen’s interests above self-interest by resigning immediately.
    Our so-called Representatives and Senators are more interested in party loyalty than performing their duties. So, do not expect them to resign en masse or be impeached. Therefore the “people” must decide. A civil uprising is brewing. We now must call for the immediate resignation of Barry Soetero (AKA President Barack Hussein Obama) …..based on Incompetence, Deceit, Fraud, Corruption, Dishonesty and Violation of the US Oath of Office and the Constitution. And a call for a National Petition for new elections to select the next President of the United States of America must be initiated. We can wait no longer for a traditional change of Power and New Government.
    standupamericaus dot com/lincoln-reagan-dinner:33318
    WND describes Vallely as a retired U.S. military leader who now is a presence on the Internet.

  89. Also, having hung around Big Pink for as long as I have, I’m coming to understand that BC must work within certain confines, or he will become irrelevant to the power structure of DC. Therefore, I’m granting him a long leash. Besides, who else do we have?

  90. If the devil can quote scripture then we should not be surprised that Obama should now be wearing an American flag on his lapel after having proudly declared “I feel no need to wear that symbol on my chest” and used that goofy we are the world symbol in its stead and place with its Martian symbolism. And he finds it most convenient to do this when he seeks to divert public anger which is now aimed at him for knowingly failing to act, and rejecting offers from foreign governments that would have mitigated the disaster by crudely declaring that he was looking for some ass to kick. As they say, charity starts at home and in this case so does ass kicking, so stop trying to bamboozle us with symbols you dont believe in and phony displays of bravado. Nobody is fooled. I would rather that he revert to his prior position of I feel no need to wear that symbol on my chest, as I am not a fan of flag desecration. I cannot imagine that hundreds of thousands of prior generations of Americans fought and died in the battlefield so the Fraud could occupy the White House, etc.

  91. Mrs. Smith, I could be wrong but I am convinced that Americans tend to be brand buyers, they now have an aversion to Obama just as they once did to Bush. At this point it registers in the Rassmussen poll only. These blue dogs are seen as allies to Obama based on their voting behavior. And Bill is no longer president. While you and I see possible strategic maneuvers here they see only the fact that he is campaigning to save the jobs of people like Reid, who is almost as bad as Obama in the minds of many people, and decrying tea parties which are a legitimate expression of opposition to Obamas efforts to destroy the country. If they were not brand buyers they might ask the kind of questions you and I do like what kind of answers do the Republicans have to the current problems, but the public does not operate on that level, and the media which could have shot its wad. Nobody with any judgment trusts their opinions any more, with a few notable exceptions.

  92. Here we go…

    Bill Clinton Hurts the Democratic Party … Again

    by Paul Hogarth‚ Jun. 09‚ 2010

    In a stunning upset, Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln defeated a primary challenge last night from Democrat Bill Halter – a race she had been favored to lose. For that, she can thank Arkansas’ favorite son – former President Bill Clinton, who campaigned all over the state in the final days for her re-election. Lincoln is a doomed incumbent with awful poll numbers – and her primary victory now gives Republican John Bozeman a far better chance at prevailing in November. But it wasn’t the first time Bubba reared his head to hurt the Democratic Party – all in the name of a thinly veiled centrism. Clinton taught Democrats throughout the 1990’s that they should run against their base – proving their “toughness” by trashing progressives. It’s a legacy that gave us George W. Bush, Arnold Schwarzenegger and House Speaker Newt Gingrich – while Clinton Democrats fed at the corporate trough. Lincoln practiced the art of Clintonism, by killing a public option for health care and then bragging about it to voters. She may have won last night’s battle, but it was Bubba who really had more riding on it – losing Blanche Lincoln would have ended Clintonism.

    http://www.beyondchron.org/articles/Bill_Clinton_Hurts_the_Democratic_Party_Again_8205.html

  93. HTA:

    “I’m granting him a long leash.”
    __________________________

    It’s all the Clintons have ever asked for- that and to keep the faith. They’ve proven themselves worthy of our Trust. Remember the 8 yrs of Peace and Prosperity? It wasn’t an accident or happenstance. It was Bill and Hillary’s hands creating an environment where everyone wins. Just realize, they have grown so much more as people and learned much more how the system operates since 92′- And, so have WE!

    “Besides, who else do we have?”
    ______________________

    Precisely! Who else has the track record that could possibly warrant our support? Another smart, fast talking politician?… eww… when I think of the original lineup of men/candidates to choose from… with vivid memories arguing for Hillary to their supporters. The most raucous group of people I’ve ever met who maintained the republican standard of Hillary hate until their drop-out candidate breathed his last breath-

  94. I am also starting to believe that the democratic brand is going to be so destroyed by Obama and friends that no democrat, even one as popular as Hillary, will have a chance in 2012.

    I believe that is correct. I believe that the American public is recoiling in horror at what the Democrats have done with full control of both Houses of Congress and the White House. It will be several election cycles before those images of incompetence and excess fade from memory and give Democrats another opportunity.

    People say they don’t like gridlock in Washington, but gridlock (a balance of power) is the only thing that saves the two parties from their own excesses. The images of Obama, Pelosi, and Reid won’t fade quickly.

  95. #
    wbboei
    June 9th, 2010 at 10:17 am

    “Mrs. Smith, I could be wrong”

    wbb- you are never wrong- after a few considerations.:)

    “but I am convinced that Americans tend to be brand buyers, they now have an aversion to Obama just as they once did to Bush.”

    Clinton is a brand- a Bentley compared to a GMC and a Jeep.

    “At this point it registers in the Rassmussen poll only. These blue dogs are seen as allies to Obama based on their voting behavior.”

    My understanding is the Blue Dogs will be extinct by the general.

    “And Bill is no longer president. While you and I see possible strategic maneuvers here they see only the fact that he is campaigning to save the jobs of people like Reid,who is almost as bad as Obama in the minds of many people”

    Bill as a past president carries with him more prestige than the current resident…I’ll have to stop you there- as I said, up thread, he campaigned for Coakley and she lost. Reid will also lose. Repeating myself once again, you have to be aware of how the Clintons do things… is it the obligatory Party support or is it a full throttle support party and candidate? That same question came up during the HCR Vote. As I explained then- Hillary doesn’t support Obama’s entire HC program under the terms it was written. All she was happy about was the structure was in place to be amended and changed at a future date.

    “If they were not brand buyers they might ask the kind of questions you and I do like what kind of answers do the Republicans have to the current problems, but the public does not operate on that level, and the media which could have shot its wad. Nobody with any judgment trusts their opinions any more, with a few notable exceptions.”

    We’ve reached the stage of: “the worm has turned” lessons learned. The proof? Cable tv shows are going the way of the dinosaur. Big media is no longer “the word”. The media has breached the public trust and have proven they cannot be relied on for the truthful reporting encapsulating the news after a dissemination of facts.

    The resilient public has found another more reliable source. The Internet and have learned a great lesson. “Think for yourself not how someone else tells you to think”. Bring facts to the table to make your point, then discuss. The biggest danger we face now is from the IDEALISTS. They have created the perfect world inside their heads and measure people places and things against a yardstick of their own creation because they are afraid or unwilling to grow. They live in an insulated world placing their own interpretation of ‘labels’ on people, places and things. How they ‘should’ be… never considering or realizing we are “past the point of hoping things can change” . The fact is we have to be in motion to change things.. not pontificating for the better or the worse from the sidelines. They will be the hardest nuts to crack, if that would even be a distinct possibility.

  96. JanH
    June 9th, 2010 at 10:19 am

    Here we go…

    Bill Clinton Hurts the Democratic Party … Again

    by Paul Hogarth‚ Jun. 09‚ 2010
    _____________________

    The Democratic Party deserves to be hurt after what they’ve done to US! This will give us the opportunity to sort through various candidates in the primaries.

  97. Reid and Pelosi are the most hated democrats to date.
    Flying tomatoes should be their accolades.

  98. I would love to see some analysis on all the women who won…

    …for example, what percentage of Hillary (Clinton) supporters actually crossed over to vote for repub women and centrist blanche…

    also how many democratic women…or men…who have left democratic party and turned independent voted for repub women…

    …or, for that matter, how many centrist dems crossed over and supported repub women

    …and finally how many all time independents voted for repub women…

    ********************************

    I heard Jaun Williams, who I like, say something really foolish last night…he thinks all these repub women competing are going to make Dem women so mad that they will get want to get even against repub women…guess Juan did not observe the so called Democratic progressive women in action against their own…or how Nancy P goes out of her way to make sure no woman messes with her power niche…

    hardly, too many democratic progressive women wanted the perfect woman that fit their mold…Hillary – can you imagine – Hillary was not good enough for them…imo, the “establishment” far left women cannot be trusted…they are proven hypocrites…the only women they want to see evolve are women who fit their agenda…

    …during the primaries it became quite clear that these progressive women did not really care about all women at all…just their kind of woman…and they could get just as down and dirty as the rest of them…randi rhodes and stephanie miller come immediately to mind…along with many, many others…they sold out their objectivity and integrity to create sound bites…and against the best and brightest woman we had…

  99. S, I agreee about Dim women. I remember all of the women in congress gather about 2 years before the 2008 election (the vast majority Dims), and at the end of it, they asked HRC about running. You could feel the cold chill in the air from the other Dim women in the room. Instead of stating we would enthusiastically endorse HRC or any other qualified women, they acted like they were jealous.

    Compare that to Palin’s statement of support of HRC, and her empathy on how she was being treated.

    Dim women want the power and money just like the men, and they will sell their souls and the souls of other women to get it.

    Therefore you reap what you sow.

    In my estimations they have built no loyalty in women voters, and they may very well regret that in November.

  100. Kingsgrove
    June 9th, 2010 at 11:44 am
    ————-
    Good to see you posting again.

    All I can say is if that artist is going through kool-aid withdrawal, no sympathies here. He helped elevate the idiot’s worth way beyond original value.

  101. Carol,

    The Democratic brand is getting trashed but that doesn’t mean that people actually like the Republicans. It’s going to be a chaotic few years.

  102. Trying to ketch up on the posts I missed from last night…

    #
    hwc
    June 9th, 2010 at 2:18 am

    Not only did the Big Dawg campsign for Lincoln, but he attacked moveon.org and the SEIU in the process. Basically, he went after Obama’s goons.

    ——–
    I think there is more to it than that, wasn’t MoveOnDotBS originally a structure set up by Bill, and if so, they turned on Hillary and supported Obummer way early in the campaign (that was my first WTF moment)…making Bill’s move against them even more of a triumph.

  103. #
    confloyd
    June 9th, 2010 at 6:15 am

    I am also surprised at how many women the repubs have put forth, which only tells me they know Hillary will be running!
    ——–
    Don’t count your chickens before they come home to roost. (Yea, I like to mix metaphors.)

    Two women that won in the Repug camp in Calif have big wallets, huge wallets.

    Meg and Carly are corp. women and in Calif that does not sit well, nor does their stance against women’s (abortion) rights, nor gay rights. If they mention, “Drill Baby Drill”, they will be dead in the water. This is way far left territory out her, just cause the Terminator and Raygun won in the past, Repubs are not favorites her even with a Palin endorsement.

    That being said, I will be shocked if they win. Winning against weak men in the Repug party was easy, now they have to go up against social issues that Calif. women do not like.

  104. Mrs. Smith
    June 9th, 2010 at 9:27 am

    wbboei
    June 9th, 2010 at 4:37 am

    Personally, I doubt Bill can deliver victories in the general election for blue dog candidates.


    Why not, Bill will be the only voter friendly democrat left standing. He is reclaiming his position as head of the Dem Party and will have it done by the general. We agree, Bill and Hillary are centrists which is where they need to be to capture the vote. Obama is neither a R or D. He relates to no one’s political philosophy or values because he is an opportunistic carpetbagger out of his league on the world stage.

    ——-
    Mrs. Smith, I totally agree with you.
    So many Obots were I live, (About 98%) are very unhappy with the Fraud and many are wishing they had voted for Hillary.

    Also, Fox keeps talking about how the tea party conservatives may hurt them in the General Election…

  105. Get out the bullhorns when this happens on Fox…
    ——–

    #
    Carol
    June 9th, 2010 at 9:39 am

    Fox speaking favorably about Bill just now. Saying he is centrist….not Obama.
    #
    HillaryforTexas
    June 9th, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Karl Rove says outright this morning on Fox that “an endorsement from Bill Clinton is more important than an endorsement from Obama.”

  106. rollingstone.com/politics/news/17390/111965?RS_show_page=0

    The Spill, The Scandal and the President

    The inside story of how Obama failed to crack down on the corruption of the Bush years – and let the world’s most dangerous oil company get away with murder

    Tim Dickinson
    Jun 08, 2010 4:30 PM EDT
    This article originally appeared in RS 1107 from June 24, 2010.

    On May 27th, more than a month into the worst environmental disaster in U.S. history, Barack Obama strode to the podium in the East Room of the White House. For weeks, the administration had been insisting that BP alone was to blame for the catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf – and the ongoing failure to stop the massive leak. “They have the technical expertise to plug the hole,” White House spokesman Robert Gibbs had said only six days earlier. “It is their responsibility.” The president, Gibbs added, lacked the authority to play anything more than a supervisory role – a curious line of argument from an administration that has reserved the right to assassinate American citizens abroad and has nationalized much of the auto industry. “If BP is not accomplishing the task, can you just federalize it?” a reporter asked. “No,” Gibbs replied.

    Now, however, the president was suddenly standing up to take command of the cleanup effort. “In case you were wondering who’s responsible,” Obama told the nation, “I take responsibility.” Sounding chastened, he acknowledged that his administration had failed to adequately reform the Minerals Management Service, the scandal-ridden federal agency that for years had essentially allowed the oil industry to self-regulate. “There wasn’t sufficient urgency,” the president said. “Absolutely I take responsibility for that.” He also admitted that he had been too credulous of the oil giants: “I was wrong in my belief that the oil companies had their act together when it came to worst-case scenarios.” He unveiled a presidential commission to investigate the disaster, discussed the resignation of the head of MMS, and extended a moratorium on new deepwater drilling. “The buck,” he reiterated the next day on the sullied Louisiana coastline, “stops with me.”

    Tim Dickinson blogs about all the news that fits, from the Beltway and beyond on the National Affairs blog.

    What didn’t stop was the gusher. Hours before the president’s press conference, an ominous plume of oil six miles wide and 22 miles long was discovered snaking its way toward Mobile Bay from BP’s wellhead next to the wreckage of its Deepwater Horizon rig. Admiral Thad Allen, the U.S. commander overseeing the cleanup, framed the spill explicitly as an invasion: “The enemy is coming ashore,” he said. Louisiana beaches were assaulted by blobs of oil that began to seep beneath the sand; acres of marshland at the “Bird’s Foot,” where the Mississippi meets the Gulf, were befouled by shit-brown crude – a death sentence for wetlands that serve as the cradle for much of the region’s vital marine life. By the time Obama spoke, it was increasingly evident that this was not merely an ecological disaster. It was the most devastating assault on American soil since 9/11.

    Like the attacks by Al Qaeda, the disaster in the Gulf was preceded by ample warnings – yet the administration had ignored them. Instead of cracking down on MMS, as he had vowed to do even before taking office, Obama left in place many of the top officials who oversaw the agency’s culture of corruption. He permitted it to rubber-stamp dangerous drilling operations by BP – a firm with the worst safety record of any oil company – with virtually no environmental safeguards, using industry-friendly regulations drafted during the Bush years. He calibrated his response to the Gulf spill based on flawed and misleading estimates from BP – and then deployed his top aides to lowball the flow rate at a laughable 5,000 barrels a day, long after the best science made clear this catastrophe would eclipse the Exxon Valdez.

    ARTICLE CONTINUES AT LINK ABOVE

  107. HillaryforTexas
    June 9th, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Karl Rove says outright this morning on Fox that “an endorsement from Bill Clinton is more important than an endorsement from Obama.”
    _______________________

    An inflammatory statement if I ever heard one. Meant to be divisive and plant the seeds of fear and doubt in Obama; even if it is true.

    Rove is the master of manipulation taking just the right tone using just the right words. We learn something from him everyday-

  108. Carol,

    Maybe you should get a bumper sticker made saying
    HILLARY YES REID NO

    Or HILLARY YES DEMS NO

  109. moveon.org arose spontanously (so the story went at the time) and was originally to finish off the impeachment by telling congress to “move on”. Then it went on to try to elect moderate candidates of both parties instead of the impeachers in their safe seats (didn’t succeed iirc).

    Then it started supporting more and more far out neolib causes and I dropped out.

  110. What next, throwing infected turds???

    TALIBAN fighters are burying dirty needles with their bombs in a bid to infect British troops with HIV, The Sun can reveal.
    Hypodermic syringes are hidden below the surface pointing upwards to prick bomb squad experts as they hunt for devices.

    The heroin needles are feared to be contaminated with hepatitis and HIV. And if the bomb goes off, the needles become deadly flying shrapnel.

    Senior backbencher Mr Mercer said yesterday: “Are there no depths to which these people will stoop? This is the definition of a dirty war.”

    Razor blades are also being used. All Royal Engineer and Royal Logistic Corps bomb search teams have been issued with protective Kevlar gloves.

    Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/campaigns/our_boys/3005443/Taliban-using-HIV-bombs.html#ixzz0qNL5zAHS

  111. Another Leftie turns on Barry:

    ‘Obama Deceives the Public’

    Daniel Ellsberg, legendary leaker of the “Pentagon Papers” in 1971, still has a bone to pick with the White House. In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, the 79-year-old peace activist accuses President Obama of betraying his election promises — in Iraq, in Afghanistan and on civil liberties.

    SPIEGEL ONLINE: Mr. Ellsberg, you’re a hero and an icon of the left. But we hear you’re not too happy with President Obama anymore.

    Daniel Ellsberg: I voted for him and I will probably vote for him again, as opposed to the Republicans. But I believe his administration in some key aspects is nothing other than the third term of the Bush administration.

    SPIEGEL ONLINE: How so?

    Ellsberg: I think Obama is continuing the worst of the Bush administration in terms of civil liberties, violations of the constitution and the wars in the Middle East.

    SPIEGEL ONLINE: For example?

    Ellsberg: Take Obama’s explicit pledge in his State of the Union speech to remove “all” United States troops from Iraq by the end of 2011. That’s a total lie. I believe that’s totally false. I believe he knows that’s totally false. It won’t be done. I expect that the US will have, indefinitely, a residual force of at least 30,000 US troops in Iraq.

    SPIEGEL ONLINE: What about Afghanistan? Isn’t that a justifiable war?

    Ellsberg: I think that there’s an inexcusable escalation in both countries. Thousands of US officials know that bases and large numbers of troops will remain in Iraq and that troop levels and bases in Afghanistan will rise far above what Obama is now projecting. But Obama counts on them to keep their silence as he deceives the public on these devastating, costly, reckless ventures.

    SPIEGEL ONLINE: You doubt not only Obama’s missions abroad but also his politics back home in the US. Why exactly are you accusing the president of violating civil liberties?

    Ellsberg: For instance, the Obama administration is criminalizing and prosecuting whistleblowers to punish them for uncovering scandals within the federal government …

    SPIEGEL ONLINE: … Such as the arrest, confirmed this week, of an Army intelligence analyst for leaking the “Collateral Murder” video of a deadly US helicopter attack in Iraq, which was later posted online at WikiLeaks.

    Ellsberg: Also, the recent US indictment of Thomas Drake.

    SPIEGEL ONLINE: Drake was a former senior official with the National Security Agency (NSA) who provided reporters with information about failures at the NSA.

    Ellsberg: For Obama to indict and prosecute Drake now, for acts undertaken and investigated during the Bush administration, is to do precisely what Obama said he did not mean to do — “look backward.” Of all the blatantly criminal acts committed under Bush, warrantless wiretapping by the NSA, aggression, torture, Obama now prosecutes only the revelation of massive waste by the NSA, a socially useful act which the Bush administration itself investigated but did not choose to indict or prosecute!

    Bush brought no indictments against whistleblowers, though he suspended Drake’s clearance. Obama, in this and other matters relating to secrecy and whistleblowing, is doing worse than Bush. His violation of civil liberties and the White House’s excessive use of the executive secrecy privilege is inexcusable.

    SPIEGEL ONLINE: Why would Obama reverse himself?

    Ellsberg: He’s a good politician. He said what he needed to say to get elected, and now he’s just taking advantage of the office. Like any administration before, his administration caters to the profits of big corporations like BP and Goldman Sachs — even though I think BP won’t get off that easily this time. His early campaign contributions, the big corporate contributions, came from Wall Street. They got their money’s worth.

    In fact, during the campaign of 2008, three candidates were backed by Wall Street: Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. If you look at the rhetoric, the most promising was John Edwards. Too bad he turned out to be a jerk.

    SPIEGEL ONLINE: But Obama has been very verbal about his criticism of Wall Street.

    Ellsberg: His actions are totally uncoupled from his public statements. I don’t even listen anymore. He has turned 180 degrees. Another example: His promise to filibuster a law giving the phone companies legal immunity for any role they played in the Bush’s domestic eavesdropping program. Then he not only voted not to filibuster it, he also voted for the law — against the wishes of his backers.

    SPIEGEL ONLINE: Do you think that will backfire for the Democrats in the upcoming midterm elections?

    Ellsberg: I don’t think what Obama is doing is the best way to get votes. But it’s the best way to get campaign contributions.

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,699677,00.html

  112. The Democratic brand is getting trashed but that doesn’t mean that people actually like the Republicans. It’s going to be a chaotic few years.

    It doesn’t matter whether they like Republicans. The only thing that matters is stopping the out-of-control Obama/Pelosi/Reid regime. The Republicans could nominate a ham sandwich and I’ll say, “pass the mustard, please.” I didn’t need to know anything about Scott Brown beyond the fact that he would be the 41st “no” vote in the US Senate. That’s where the country is.

  113. #
    mp
    June 9th, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Thse spiegel types are the worst…they will still vote for the fraud in the end!!!!!!
    ——-
    Yea, if another Dem doesn’t run against him. He won’t vote for a Repug.

  114. hwc
    June 9th, 2010 at 12:56 pm
    The only thing that matters is stopping the out-of-control Obama/Pelosi/Reid regime. The Republicans could nominate a ham sandwich and I’ll say, “pass the mustard, please.” . . . That’s where the country is.
    _________________________________

    Reality. I don’t have the luxury of being apolotical any longer. All hands on deck to oust these freaks.

  115. Karl Rove says outright this morning on Fox that “an endorsement from Bill Clinton is more important than an endorsement from Obama.”
    —————————————
    Leave it to Bush’s brain to figure that one out.

    Here is the difference. President Clinton (who is no longer president) is more important to a campaign than President Obama (who is president) and who (Obama I mean) fancies himself the world’s greatest campaigner who single handedly brought down the Clinton Machine. If I did not know better and were not as crude as Barack who is looking to kick ass over the oil spill (to save his own), I might be tempted to say that Barack and the media cowards who kiss his feet and promote this fantasy of the death of Clinton are a lying sack of shit. But I am too civilized to say something crude like that just because Barack does.

  116. Pelosi isn’t going anywhere. Even if she’s no longer the Speaker, she’s still a powerhouse. But the odds of the Dems losing the House are fairly small, still.

    The Clintons want as many Democrats in office, in 2013, as they can get. They don’t want Republicans in office, because Hillary has an agenda that the right isn’t going to sign on to.

  117. Mrs. Smith
    June 9th, 2010 at 9:27 am

    wbboei
    June 9th, 2010 at 4:37 am

    Personally, I doubt Bill can deliver victories in the general election for blue dog candidates.


    Why not, Bill will be the only voter friendly democrat left standing. He is reclaiming his position as head of the Dem Party and will have it done by the general. We agree, Bill and Hillary are centrists which is where they need to be to capture the vote. Obama is neither a R or D. He relates to no one’s political philosophy or values because he is an opportunistic carpetbagger out of his league on the world stage.

    ——-
    Mrs. Smith, I totally agree with you.
    So many Obots were I live, (About 98%) are very unhappy with the Fraud and many are wishing they had voted for Hillary.

    Also, Fox keeps talking about how the tea party conservatives may hurt them in the General Election…
    —————————-
    You may both be right, but bear in mind this can be read more than one way. So let me play the devils advocate/

    On the one hand, Bill proved that he could beat the Obama machine in one state–his home state–the state where he remains popular. And Lincoln won barely. This gives him bragging rights against the bots who felt they could end it all in Arkansas.

    On the other hand, Bill supported other candidates in other primaries who did not win. So it is an open question how far his influence would extend in a future general election, against a republican or independent opponent. I do not think it will pull many votes for Harry Reid, or Pelosi if he also decides to campaign for her. It will tarnish him.

    You will notice the headlines today ascribe what is happening now to anti incumbent fever. Even the Wall Street Journal promotes that idea. I believe that is a self serving lie. I think 2010 and 2012 will be as much of mandate on Obama as 2008 was a mandate on Bush. Both men are captives of elite interests, and are unable to solve the problems of this country.

    If you believe as I do then the question you are asking yourself is why is Bill shilling for Obama, Reid, Specter, etc. and carrying messages to drive Hillary supporters like Sestak out of the race? If the purpose is to pave the way for Hillary to run again, then I do not object, since that is the goal the people on this site are devoted to. But if it is to prop up Obama and stay relevant, then I for one have a different take.

    To me Obama is the big turd floating in the punch bowl with failure written all over it. The public hates Obama care, the democrats own it, and therefore the backlash on that front cannot be dismissed as anti incumbent. It is a vote against the party of Barack Obama which is what the democratic party is today.

    If you see Hillary make a move then I will be the happiest one in the world, and I think my record for her speaks for itself. But if she does not make a move then I will be forced to conclude that this is all about Bill. And is Bill supports people like Reid and Pelosi, then there is no way I can support him. For most Americans that is a bridge too far. Not even Bill can turn chicken shit into chicken salad.

  118. #
    basement angel
    June 9th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Pelosi isn’t going anywhere. Even if she’s no longer the Speaker, she’s still a powerhouse. But the odds of the Dems losing the House are fairly small, still.

    The Clintons want as many Democrats in office, in 2013, as they can get. They don’t want Republicans in office, because Hillary has an agenda that the right isn’t going to sign on to.
    ——

    Yup again, and no strong Democrat ever runs against Nasty in the primary, and San Francisco will not vote for a Repug nohow.

  119. wbboei

    Bottom line is – will Hillary run again?

    If not her (I shutter at the thought of even going there), will any good Democrat run in 2012 or 2016?

    Bill, nor do we, have a crystal ball, and all we can do is lay the ground work for good Dems to step up. (At least, that is my plan)

    If the entire country decides Republican’s are the new saviors and puts in people that will continue the Bush/Raygun years (as President and majority), then will that be any better? Could good ol’ boy Mittens handle the gulf spill better than the Fraud? I have my doubts.

    Honesty, I just believe that Bill and Hillary will do what they can to keep as many good Dems in, and give halfassed endorsements to people like Reid and be too busy for the backstabbers like Nasty.

    I too, want the current Dem frauds in the White House and congress to be replaced, but I do not want the Republican’s to take over with majority rule.

  120. Daniel Ellsberg, legendary leaker of the “Pentagon Papers” in 1971, still has a bone to pick with the White House. In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, the 79-year-old peace activist accuses President Obama of betraying his election promises — in Iraq, in Afghanistan and on civil liberties.
    ———————————————–
    He is absolutely right about that. He needs to go to the next step now and explain why Obama is betraying his core election promise and pursuing the very policies he decried as a candidate. That is where the meat of the coconut is. And the bottom line is Obama like Bush before him is captive of special interests, and does not represent the American People.

  121. Bill Clinton gets the good election news in Colombia

    By Karen Tumulty

    One of the biggest winners in Tuesday night’s primary battles wasn’t even in the country when he got the news.

    Former President Bill Clinton–whose vigorous support was a major factor in Sen. Blanche Lincoln’s victory in their shared home state of Arkansas–was in Colombia on election night. He is on a four-country swing through South America, visiting development projects in impoverished areas that have been started by Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative.

    But Clinton being Clinton, he was getting a steady feed of election results through the office of his counselor Doug Band.

    Band emailed that the former President spoke to Lincoln, and congratulated her for beating back a strong runoff challenge from Lt. Gov. Bill Halter and his alliance of labor and liberal groups that had targeted the Arkansas Senator for defeat.

    Clinton “had an even better night than Strasburg,” quipped one former top aide in the Clinton White House, referring to the Washington Nationals’ pitching sensation Stephen Strasburg, who piled up 14 strikeouts in his first major league outing.

    But while Clinton may deserve a bit of personal satisfaction for the vindication of his own brand of centrist politics, he’s holding off a bit on claiming his bragging rights.

    “He was happy for her and for the nation,” Band wrote. “He believes she has worked hard for people of Arkansas and this country. They are old and close friends.”

    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2010/06/bill-clinton-gets-the-good-ele.html?wprss=44

  122. basement angel
    “Hillary has an agenda that the right isn’t going to sign on to.”

    Hillary has a way of working with the right. She managed to get S-CHIP legislation passed with bipartisan support in the Senate because she worked freely with the likes of Lindsey Graham, and McCain of course. That may even have been why the Senates Dems went against her, because she had as many friends among Republicans as among Dems.

  123. That is where the meat of the coconut is.

    Too many images conjure up in my mind with that line… 😆

  124. Honesty, I just believe that Bill and Hillary will do what they can to keep as many good Dems in, and give halfassed endorsements to people like Reid and be too busy for the backstabbers like Nasty.
    ——————————————————————————-
    Yes indeed. You could argue it that way as well. What you would say is that the reason Bill is staying as involved as he is is to make sure for that the party and indeed the country have a viable alternative to a decade of Republican rule when Obama is no longer supported by the party. And, every politician gives endorsements and there is a difference between a committed one and one that is just lip service. My crystal ball is hazy. I hope you are right. I hope for the sake of millions of Americans that Hillary is elected president in 2012, and that last nights results were a step on that road to redemption. This nightmare needs to end.

  125. That is where the meat of the coconut is.

    Too many images conjure up in my mind with that line…
    —————————
    Sorry.

  126. I hope for the sake of millions of Americans that Hillary is elected president in 2012, and that last nights results were a step on that road to redemption. This nightmare needs to end.

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    I hope so too.

    (Don’t ya just hate that Barry turned the world ‘HOPE’ into a twisted word, that when using it you seem to feel you need to clarify it as, a more pure version of the word?)

  127. Even if she’s no longer the Speaker, she’s still a powerhouse
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    No. In that case she is an unwelcome guest of Christmases past. If you go back over history, what happened to Jim Wright, Tom Foley, Dick Gephard, Tom Dashale, etc when they lost the speaker position. They did not remain power houses? On the contrary they lost stature, in many cases they were defeated for re election and they tended to get blamed for their party losses.

    It will be worse on Pelosi however for many reasons. There alot of people who have no use for her in her own party. She is a poster child for an out of control congress, put on earth to make republicans look good. What I would anticipate if the Republicans take control of the House then they will ride just as roughshod over her as she did to them. This is de rigeur.

  128. I will make you this bet: if the republicans take over the house then Pelosi will not be the minority leader. There is too much animosity.

  129. I have been hearing on Fox that the oil is seeping UP thru the sand and it looks like it might be 2feet deep.
    HOW CAN THAT BE?? We are not being told half of the real story. Obama is controlling what is coming out. There’s a beach in Louisiana with one road into the town, BP has blocked it off, no one is allowed in to the little town. A news crew got in and that’s where they saw all the oil seeping upwards.
    How can a foreign company block an American road without Obama’s permission?

    How can the CIC not talk to the CEO???

  130. well the blog has been depressing today, not many on here believe Hillary will run! We have the fraud and the dead sea gulf of mexico…depressing!

  131. How can a foreign company block an American road without Obama’s permission?

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    They can’t. FEMA apparently is designating authority to determine access to BP, just like Obama is kicking back letting BP do everything.

  132. Castrated chicken Chris Matthews reportedly said last night that Hillary is the explanation for the recent success of some republican women in primaries, most notably South Carolina etc. That comment drew this excellent response from someone I think I know with whom I usually agree.
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    Chris Matthews is an idiot, but Hillary Clinton did influence the political landscape. Just not in the way he’s thinking. He has no idea the depth and breadth of disenfranchisment still felt by Clinton Democrats. Remember, she won virtually every large primary state. The sexism exhibited by the Democratic left and the beltway pundits left very bitter feelings. The traditional blue-collar Democrat — the Reagan Democrats — are lost to the current Democratic party and I am sure that they are playing in role in many of these states. They certainly did in Massachusetts.

    I would vote for a ham sandwich over a Democrat in November. Martha Coakley was a college classmate of mine. I don’t care. I was thrilled to vote for Scott Brown. This country can’t survive one party rule with no checks and balances. It’s amazing how brain dead these politicans are. You have to keep beating them over the head with a 2 by 4, over and over and over again. The only power the voters have is to throw the bums out and then, next time, throw the new bums out… until somebody starts listening.

    clintonformccain Wednesday, June 9th at 3:16PM EDT (link)

  133. I hate to post anything from Tingles on the blog, but here he speaks of Hillary………..

    Chris Matthews Praises Hillary Clinton: 2010 Women Candidates Owe

    If Chris Matthews’s 2008 self could see him now.

    Just weeks after calling out President Obama over his handling of the oil spill, Matthews — who ferociously backed Obama during the 2008 Democratic primary and faced regular accusations of sexism for his commentary on Hillary Clinton — has come out praising Clinton for her trailblazing role in politics.

    Matthews said Tuesday night that Clinton’s political achievements could have a lot to do with the string of women seeking high-profile political office in the 2010 election cycle

    The “Hardball” host pointed to the plethora of prominent women candidates in Tuesday’s primary — from Carly Fiorina and Meg Whitman in California to Nikki Haley in South Carolina — as evidence that “politics is increasingly the place for women.”

    He then connected their respective races to Hillary Clinton’s decision to run for the Senate and the presidency:

    Here’s a fact to remember: Hillary Clinton would not have been such a strong contender for the Presidency in 2008 if she had not had the courage to run for the Senate in 2000. That took her to the highest level of political competition. It could well be that her strong showing is what’s inspired these other women to test their mettle in the ring this year.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/09/chris-matthews-praises-hi_n_606082.html

  134. wbboei,

    Tell me what you think of Dick Cheney. I understand that he and Bush were on the outs as the administration came to an end. Is Dick Cheney and Rino or is he a real conservative?? What do you know about Liz Cheney? She seems to understand the dynamics of what is going on.

  135. Bill and Hillary have information we don’t. They see much finer distinctions. I don’t believe they take permanent likes or dislikes to other political figures like we do. THey work for causes, and for whatever short term issues will favor their good causes. We can’t take some little thing they do now (such as stumping for candidate X not Y) as some indicator of whether Hillary is going to run in two years.

    One thing to consider. Someday Hillary will be too old. Who will be the leader of our faction of the Dems then?

    If Hillary is THE ONLY ONE REMAINING, then we’re screwed by, say, 2024 at the latest. Imo we need to be looking at who her successor can be, and helping that person (or few good people) now. Not sacrificing them as we did Coakley.

    Leaving Hillary as the only one standing — is not healthy for the future.

  136. Neil Cavuto has the SIEU person on there and is playing back what Bill said at Blanche’s rally. I think its quiet interesting, it seemed Bill singled out the union as the one who is manipulating folks against the centrist democrats.

  137. Ugh, this is from FOX, they are scared shit-less that Hillary will run in 2012 or they wouldn’t bring this up…

    Notice at every event, they are talking more about the Clinton’s than Barry and his boyz…

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    Why Hillary Will Be On Obama’s Ticket In 2012

    While the country digests yesterday’s primaries, the White House political machine is undoubtedly working overtime on a more distant challenge – how to get President Obama reelected in 2012.

    Here’s a prediction: the Obama administration will bounce Joe Biden off the 2012 ticket, and invite Hillary Clinton to run in his stead.

    The move will aim to bolster Obama’s standing and provide some excitement among core Democrats – something that Biden fails to provide. Hillary will agree, because just four years later she will be superbly positioned to run for president – ever the rainbow on her personal horizon.

    At present, her polls are high, with 58% of voters viewing her at least somewhat favorably.

    Wistful Dems who wonder these days what could have been will tout her hard work and pragmatic diplomacy as she chases one impossible Obama pipe dream after another to all corners of the globe.

    Certain wishful Dems are hoping she will challenge Obama in a primary. I don’t think so. As Ted Kennedy found when he tried to pick off Jimmy Carter in 1980, even an unpopular incumbent is still an incumbent.

    If the White House political team brings Clinton on board over the next year, they can remove whatever threat exists from that quarter. Meanwhile, Hillary can bide her time and husband her resources, eventually running against Obama’s legacy.

    She will have better answers on health care, a subject she has studiously avoided discussing, and could adopt her husband’s centrist approach to trade and taxes to win over independents.

  138. As far as I am concerned, Hillary won EVERY major blue collar state. I do not consider Illinois to be a state. I consider it to be a criminal enterprise within the meaning of RICO. Illinois Combine. Before 2008 it preyed only on its own citizens whereas today it preys on the entire nation. And the Blago trial should prove the truth of that assertion.

  139. Here’s a prediction: the Obama administration will bounce Joe Biden off the 2012 ticket, and invite Hillary Clinton to run in his stead.
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    Remember I speculated on this weeks ago.

    Here is why it does not work: -1 + 1 = 0

  140. “Bill and Hillary have information we don’t. They see much finer distinctions. I don’t believe they take permanent likes or dislikes to other political figures like we do.”

    Well, certainly they’re privy to insider information. And of course, they’re political chess masters, good plotters, and know how to play the game.

    That doesn’t mean they don’t miscue sometimes, or that their loyalty doesn’t bite them in the behind. Remember 2008? They were blindsided by the betrayals and accusations of racism. Many of their supporters saw it coming (including this website) long before they did.

    Even the wise can benefit from the counsel of those who love them. It is out of our respect and admiration for the Clintons that we warn them that Obama is poison. As in 2008, they ignore us at their peril.

    “Someday Hillary will be too old. Who will be the leader of our faction of the Dems then?”

    Maybe Gillibrand? Maybe Bayh? Shuler (or is he too conservative)? Coakley was okay until she changed her position on the health insurance deform scam. Showing once again that Obama is poison.

  141. I voted for this, let’s see what happens.

    2010 California Primaries: Voters passed Open Primaries –

    LOS ANGELES — Blaming political parties for California’s dysfunction, voters dumped the state’s partisan primary but got no guarantee it would change government.

    The passage of Proposition 14 on Tuesday gave the nation’s most populous state an open primary in which voters can cast ballots for any candidate.

    Thomas Garner, 65, said he voted for the initiative because he can’t see a difference between Republicans and Democrats.

    “They fight like cats and dogs, but in the end they’re all the same. The system is broken,” said Garner, an attorney from San Diego.

    “Californians hate their state’s politics, and they are looking for measures to change it,” added Jack Pitney, a political science professor at Claremont McKenna College.

    Still, it’s doubtful Proposition 14 will be the panacea to political stalemate in Sacramento, he added.

    Democrats will likely continue representing liberal regions, with Republicans elected in conservative areas.

    One of five initiatives on the ballot, Proposition 14 was backed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has long argued that centrist candidates rarely win primaries dominated by party activists.

    He praised voters for “bringing real accountability to government and putting the people back in charge of the politicians.”

  142. For the republicans that would be the dream ticket to run against. That is a losing ticket. With Hillary at the top of the ticket however it is a winning ticket.

  143. If this house of cards collapses between now and 2012 I think it is not unlikely that we would have a bi partisan ticket of Hillary and some estimable Republican with a proven ability to put Humpty Dumpty together. That is how serious I believe this whole thing is going to get.

  144. Maybe Gillibrand? Maybe Bayh? Shuler (or is he too conservative)? Coakley was okay until she changed her position on the health insurance deform scam. Showing once again that Obama is poison.
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    This is not the same democratic party that it was 10 years ago. Blue collar whites and seniors have no seat at the table. This is a party dominated by blacks, white elitists, labor unions, and elitists. The people listed might succeed in the old democratic party but not the new one. The Obama coalition has no heir apparent because it is a cult. Thus, when he leaves the stage, or is taken away in handcuffs, the likely successor will be Jessee Jackson, Al Sharpton, Deval Patrick or someone like that. They are what the democratic party is becoming. They are the true representatives of the new coalition. They might be a little tough for the pinky ringed elitists to accept but as long as they do what they are told they will be supported/

  145. Right now, I think Hillary Clinton is the ONE PERSON in this Country who could bring this entire corrupt administration down and out of our nightmare, by resigning and then publicly opposing teh won on every point she believes he is wrong – sort of a Sarah Palin on facebook approach.

    The difference between SP and HC doing it is that HC has the experience, and prominence in the DEM party to carry some weight.

    The longer she stays in this Admin, the worse the stench attaches to her.

  146. This will make you feel REALLY GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Blanche Lincoln Win Sparks Furious Sniping Between White House, Labor

    The loss of Lt. Gov. Bill Halter in the Arkansas Senate Democratic primary runoff election resulted in a rare outburst of intense, sometimes nasty, griping between the White House and the organized labor community on Tuesday night.

    Shortly after Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-Ark.) emerged victorious, an anonymous White House aide began spreading word that the President Obama’s political team thought that the money unions had spent on Halter’s candidacy was a massive waste and damaging to the party.

    “Organized labor just flushed $10 million of their members’ money down the toilet on a pointless exercise,” the unnamed official said to Politico’s Ben Smith. “If even half that total had been well-targeted and applied in key House races across this country, that could have made a real difference in November.”

    Another senior Democrat (who also would not be quoted by name) echoed the point in an exchange with the Huffington Post. “Labor is humiliated,” the source said. “$10 million flushed down the toilet at a time when Democrats across the country are fighting for their lives, they look like absolute idiots.”

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/09/blanche-lincoln-win-spark_n_605443.html

  147. The longer she stays in this Admin, the worse the stench attaches to her.

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    She is smelling like a rose as SoS, her poll numbers of approval ratings for Dems, Indi and Repugs is higher than it’s ever been.

    So far at least, that blows holes in your theory blowmeBarry.

    Let’s hope she continues to run between the raindrops. 😉

  148. Shadowfax
    June 9th, 2010 at 4:50 pm
    This will make you feel REALLY GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Blanche Lincoln Win Sparks Furious Sniping Between White House, Labor

    😀

  149. blowme, She might be undercover, how would you feel if thats what she was doing??? Afterall Bill just blew the lid on Moveon.org and SEIU in one quick move, didn’t he. We now know that it was those two organizations working in unison that screwed Hillary, don’t we. I agree Bill and Hill know more than they can tell us, so I’m satisfied that Bill just screwed those two organizations and his friends (Carville& others) are screwing the “One”. Sit tight I think the tornado is just getting started.

  150. “This is a party dominated by blacks, white elitists, labor unions, and elitists. The people listed might succeed in the old democratic party but not the new one. The Obama coalition has no heir apparent because it is a cult. Thus, when he leaves the stage, or is taken away in handcuffs, the likely successor will be Jessee Jackson, Al Sharpton, Deval Patrick or someone like that.”

    Blacks and labor unions were integral to the old school Democrap coalition too. Frankly, I blame mostly the white elites as represented by the Facebook/YouTube groupies and the Big Media, and also sellout Obama Republicans and independents who should have known better.

    For obvious reasons I won’t begruge black people for voting for Obama in 2008, although in 2012 there’s no excuse. And unions will and have supported any general election Democrat.

    The supposed “college-educated” white elite, the independents, and the so-called Obama Republicans never had any valid excuse for supporting the Fraud. These same groups have rejected Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton as Democratic nominees multiple times.

    Patrick is disagraced. Jackson and Sharpton are 80s leftovers. Obama will look to a (boring) loyal minion like Arne Duncan, Tim Kaine, Hilda Solis, Cory Booker, Kathleen Sebelius, Beau Biden, Claire McCaskill, or Brian Schweitzer to try and carry on his tattered legacy.

  151. Good thing most of us are too frickin’ poor these days to buy a worthless new toy……… (Sorry, if you have one…I’m a PC person) I will tie it in to potitics, promise. 😉
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    Apple has suffered another embarrassment. A security breach has exposed iPad owners including dozens of CEOs, military officials, and top politicians. They—and every other buyer of the wireless-enabled tablet—could be vulnerable to spam marketing and malicious hacking.

    The breach, which comes just weeks after an Apple employee lost an iPhone prototype in a bar, exposed the most exclusive email list on the planet, a collection of early-adopter iPad 3G subscribers that includes thousands of A-listers in finance, politics and media, from New York Times Co. CEO Janet Robinson to Diane Sawyer of ABC News to film mogul Harvey Weinstein to Mayor Michael Bloomberg. It even appears that White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel’s information was compromised. (God, I hope Obama didn’t send one to the Queen of England.)

    It doesn’t stop there. According to the data we were given by the web security group that exploited vulnerabilities on the AT&T network, we believe 114,000 user accounts have been compromised, although it’s possible that confidential information about every iPad 3G owner in the U.S. has been exposed. We contacted Apple for comment but have yet to hear back. We also reached out to AT&T for comment. A call to Rahm Emanuel’s office at the White House has not be returned.

    The specific information exposed in the breach included subscribers’ email addresses, coupled with an associated ID used to authenticate the subscriber on AT&T’s network, known as the ICC-ID. ICC-ID stands for integrated circuit card identifier and is used to identify the SIM cards that associate a mobile device with a particular subscriber.

    AT&T closed the security hole in recent days, but the victims have been unaware, until now.

    http://gawker.com/5559346/

  152. blowme, She might be undercover, how would you feel if thats what she was doing??? Afterall Bill just blew the lid on Moveon.org and SEIU in one quick move, didn’t he. We now know that it was those two organizations working in unison that screwed Hillary, don’t we. I agree Bill and Hill know more than they can tell us, so I’m satisfied that Bill just screwed those two organizations and his friends (Carville& others) are screwing the “One”. Sit tight I think the tornado is just getting started
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    I’ll pray. I am not exaggerating when I tell you that at this moment, I am feeling very ill after reading Part II of Impeach, Remove, Imprison BHO

  153. Obama will look to a (boring) loyal minion like Arne Duncan, Tim Kaine, Hilda Solis, Cory Booker, Kathleen Sebelius, Beau Biden, Claire McCaskill, or Brian Schweitzer to try and carry on his tattered legacy.

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    Yes. And who will the Clintons look to to carry on theirs?

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