Earth To Barack Obama Supporters And Sarah Palin/Hillary Clinton/Tea Party Haters: Shut Up!

They need to shut up. No one should read or listen to their opinions.

The same people who called Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton “racists” now call the Tea Party (they use the anti-Gay “teabaggers” terminology) “racists”. The same people who said the more than qualified Hillary Clinton was “not the right woman” to be president now say that Sarah Palin is “not the right woman” to be president because she is not qualified enough even though Palin is more qualified than Barack Obama ever was. If you are a woman you are either too qualified or not qualified enough. The same people who screamed in outrage when Hillary called Obama “irresponsible and frankly naivenow yelp in pain as they realize he is a boob.

Barack Obama and his nest of cheap hoodlums and thugs called Bill Clinton a “racist” but now Barack Obama and his Dimocrats want Bill Clinton to presumably go to South Carolina and other scenes of Bill Clinton’s “racist” truth telling and tell “black folk and white folk’ something like this: “Please vote for Obama and his Dimocrats this November because I am a white racist cracker.” Barack Obama is now trying to attach himself to “racist” Bill Clinton for survival. And anyone who does not realize that all the talk of a Hillary challenge to Obama in 2012 does not have Obama desperate to forestall such an eventuality, and that is why Obama is so attentive to Bill Clinton lately, is not paying attention.



“Racist” is as “racist” does. When we look for “racists” let’s look at who has helped black people, or white people, or yellow people, or red people, or green people, or beige people. How are black people and the rest doing under Barack Obama’s boot, and how did black people and everyone else do during Bill Clinton’s administration? But even the idiots who “have never been a huge admirer of the Bill Clinton administration” have to admit that “Bill Clinton’s still got it” and that he is better than Obama.

Will “cracker” Bill Clinton be called “racist” again by Obama and his thugs? You betcha! Someday, they will strike again. As we wrote yesterday, the only thing that Obama has left is race-baiting and he will race-bait anyone and anything. That goes for his supporters too. Fortunately, even as the NAACP tries to run away from its calumnies, the Tea Party activists are fighting back against the smears, and Andrew Breitbart refuses to back down and indeed says he has tape proof of NAACP racism.

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Let’s quickly look at some of the above. Remember the “naive” charge and outrage? Remember when European idiots or the too far removed from the U.S. thought Obama was something other than a naive boob? Remember when Obama was celebrated in Europe as a celebrity? Remember when John Kerry and Andrew Sullivan and other dumb white people hailed Obama as a messiah because of “his face” and because America’s enemies would say “Gee, Obama’s black so now we can stop hating and killing Americans and learn to love America and all those gay people and liberated women and those Jews and those refugees from strife ridden lands and stop plotting to blow them up.” Well, it turns out that Hillary Clinton is a big hit all over the world and everything she touches turns to gold, but that everything Obama touches turns to something else.

“Europe’s disappointment with President Barack Obama’s presidency was laid bare Thursday as the EU’s most senior figure called for a dramatic effort to revive transatlantic relations.

The President of the European Commission said the new era at the White House was in danger of becoming a “missed opportunity” for Europe.

José Manuel Barroso said the EU-U.S. relationship was not living up to its potential. The criticism follows a series of fundamental disagreements on how to deal with the economic crisis, climate change and trade reform.

The feelings of a deepening rift are mutual. Senior U.S. figures said Obama could never live up to Europe’s sky-high expectations.”

Blame the victim. Obama and his Hopium addled Big Blog Boys raised “sky-high expectations” with those easiest to please and now that they have failed utterly to produce “change” it’s blame the victim for believing your lies. The Europeans should have been the easiest to please and Obama has failed utterly with them. Time to yank that Nobel prize the same way Michelle yanks those sleeves. It’s even worse in regions of the world, like the Muslim world, that Obama promised to heal.

“Obama’s open-hand policy now becoming clenched fist? Or, in other words, welcome to 2007, Mr. President. Joe Klein reports that Barack Obama has decided after eighteen months of his ineffective outreach to Iran that the mullahs really do want a nuclear weapon more than they want peace, love, and understanding. Suddenly the military-strike option has returned to the table:”

Hillary was correct when she said Obama was “irresponsible and frankly naive”. For that Hillary was attacked. Hillary Clinton was also attacked on an illiterate and utterly bogus charge of “dynasty”. We responded with a definitive refutation of that silliness. We noted how real dynasties are celebrated by Dimocrats. Think of the dynast Chappaquiddick Chauffeur and Bobby both of whom ran for president to Democratic cheers, (don’t forget Caroline’s bungled display of entitlement), the Udall family, the Rockefellers, the Gores, the Cuomos, and the Salazars (Interior Secretary Salazar has proved he is an utter boob). Mitt Romney, a true dynast, never had the “dynasty” charge flung his way either and he is still running for president. But none of these men were slapped with the “dynasty” charge.

Hillary Clinton was also recognized as eminently qualified to be president, but she was either too “polarizing” or just not the “right woman” to be president “at this time”. A nincompoop raised by wolves who voted “present” and ignored his constituents as they froze in winter and associated with criminals as well as took credit for the work of others and both he and his wife profited handsomely remained unvetted and protected by political hacks in Chicago and Big Media nationally. Now it is Sarah Palin’s turn to be called “too polarizing” and to undergo the vetting that Obama has never been subjected to.

But Sarah Palin is doing well no matter how much she is attacked:

“No, this is not coming from Rasmussen or an internal GOP poll, but from the normally Democrat-sympathetic Public Policy Polling. PPP pitted Barack Obama against five potential Republican challengers for the 2012 presidential campaign, and the only one Obama beat was … Jan Brewer. Even that, PPP admitted, resulted from Brewer’s lack of name recognition. The headline, though, is Sarah Palin’s dead heat with the President:

With his approval numbers hitting new lows it’s no surprise that Barack Obama’s numbers in our monthly look ahead to the 2012 Presidential race are their worst ever this month. He trails Mitt Romney 46-43, Mike Huckabee 47-45, Newt Gingrich 46-45, and is even tied with Sarah Palin at 46.”

Mitt Romney’s thugs immediately replied with “She’s not a serious human being.” Perhaps dynast Romney can argue that Palin is not a serious candidate, but human being? Women are no longer human beings? Or is it just Sarah Palin that somehow lacks the DNA or the somatic organization which denotes human-ness?

Remember when Hillary Clinton choked up in New Hampshire and it was a shock to so many that “she’s human” (see our coverage HERE, which also includes another instance of us, not Bartle Bull, calling Obama a “Hustler”)? Only when she faced certain defeat in New Hampshire were Hillary haters able to suggest that she was “human”. Sarah Palin, prepare for the same.

Right after she defeated Obama in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton was again stripped of her humanity and history and labeled a “racist” by Obama thugs. It proved once and for all that the sexism and misogyny were political manifestations and manipulations. Not that sexism and misogyny are not triumphant in America. But what the episode demonstrated was that Democrats would indeed exploit sexism and misogyny in the same way we used to accuse Republicans as willing and able to exploit sexism and misogyny. Sarah Palin, prepare for the same.

If you are a woman you are going to be attacked. It does not matter if you have a limited amount of experience (as Sarah Palin does) or if you have tons of experience (as Hillary Clinton does) – you will be attacked. PUMA P.A.C. today cited a not so amusing but accurate observation by Tennessee Guerrilla Women:

“It’s just too damn bad that the Dems don’t have a liberal woman, with the star power of Sarah Palin, doing for women on the left what Sarah Palin does for women on the right.

Damned if you are too qualified, damned if you are qualified, damned if you are not qualified – but only if you are a woman. Which brings us to “Shut Up!”

Today Mark Halperin has a Sarah Palin in 2012 article published in Time magazine. The entire article is written in hindsight and even though it is fair to Sarah Palin it demonstrates how unoriginal and unimaginative Mark Halperin is. Only now does Halperin think Palin is not stupid. Our point is that no one should listen to people like Mark Halperin because they have been repeatedly wrong and lacked judgment to see the obvious – such as Obama being a hustler and a race-baiter.

But what triggered us to write this today was Mark Mckinnon’s article in The Daily Beast today, which Halperin also cites in his tedious piece. Recall, that Mark McKinnon would not work for John McCain because he loved Obama so. Now McKinnon thinks Sarah Palin should listen to his advice. McKinnon was a good advisor to George W. Bush. But McKinnon’s lack of judgment about Obama impels us to say “Shut Up!”.

McKinnon writes:

“See Sarah run.

This one is different than the others. Sounds different, looks different. This one inspires deep loyalty, and deep fear. Short on experience but untainted by Washington, this one is in touch with the people.

Two years out from the 2008 presidential election, these words described Barack Obama. But that was then.

This is now. And it just as accurately describes Sarah Palin.”

Why should anyone listen to these fools who Obama duped so easily? McKinnon rightly lauds the financial powerhouse which is Sarah Palin and the dedication of her supporters as well as the wisdom of cultivating the “Mama Grizzly” vote. But when he writes “Palin isn’t ready to run. And the country isn’t ready for her to run” why should Sarah Palin listen to him?

Why should anyone listen to any of the boobs who Obama fooled with such ease? No one should listen to the Obama gulled Hopium Guzzlers.

The entire planet Earth demands that those whom Obama fooled with such ease, those who attacked Sarah Palin with gusto, those who slimed and smeared Hillary Clinton, those who call everyone they disagree with such as Tea Party activists “racists” to Shut up! Go away! Join another cult and leave us alone.

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181 thoughts on “Earth To Barack Obama Supporters And Sarah Palin/Hillary Clinton/Tea Party Haters: Shut Up!

  1. Obama can’t be trusted by friend nor foe. We are not the only ones who realize that truth.

    http://thehill.com/opinion/columnists/ab-stoddard/108873-obamas-trust-issues

    “As the Obama agenda tanks in the polls, critics rail against the administration’s suit against Arizona’s new immigration law, the healthcare reform law, new financial-services regulation they claim will further stifle credit and therefore the economy and an ill-advised approach to Middle East policy, among other complaints. Yet as the Obama administration nears the 18-month mark and wades into Bushian unpopularity, it is becoming clear that all roads lead back to the stimulus.

    After President Obama gets an earful from irate congressional Democrats, takes the measure of polls showing the public’s disapproval with his performance and begins planning his next campaign for reelection, it may help him to rewind the tape and accept just how much the Recovery and Reinvestment Act brought his presidency to a point from which it is now in need of recovery.[snip]

    The combination of promise, process and price tag poisoned the well for the rest of the Obama agenda, from healthcare reform, which passed and remains unpopular, to energy and immigration reforms, which probably won’t pass. Poll show voters don’t trust the president or the Democrats running Congress, and at this point Democrats don’t trust the president either.”

  2. Posting Oprah’s ratings going down for the third time isn’t a redundancy as much as it is a reality. Oprah is joining the one at the bottom of the heap where they both belong as she feigns ignorance of Obama’s leadership skills with the excuse, (re: the oil leak) “What is he supposed to do?” 🙁

    Thanks gonzotx!
    __________________________

    gonzotx
    July 15th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    About time!
    ************
    July 15, 2010
    ‘Oprah Winfrey Show’ hits all-time ratings low
    “The Oprah Winfrey Show” sunk to an all-time low in the most recent ratings report, falling below the 3.0 mark for the first time in the show’s history.

    The syndicated program averaged 3.8 million viewers for the week of June 28. …

  3. Has this poll been posted? PPP ran a survey pitting Obama against possible challengers for 2012 (of course, they did not include Hillary).

    The results: Obama 46%-Sarah Palin 46%, Mitt Romney 46%-Obama 43%, Mike Huckabee 47%-Obama 45%, Newt Gingrich 46%-Obama 45%. The Republicans are getting an edge because of Independents who have left Obama in droves.

    AND the poll oversampled Democrats and also sampled Registered voters (which usually favors Democrats) so the actual percents against Obama could be even higher…

    I hope some other organization does the same poll but includes Hillary–I wonder what those numbers would be…

    More at h t t p://hotair.com/archives/2010/07/15/ppp-obama-palin-tied-4646-in-2012-polling/

  4. Great Article admin…there’s just never the right woman at the right time according to some.

    The song from the Family Guy show is up for an emmy, you know the one in which they make up a character that has down’s syndrome and the mother is the governor of Alaska…the little jackasses think its ok to make fun of the special needs people…this shows the kind of people Obama inspires. Its disgusting that that song would even be considered for an emmy, but then again Obama got a Nobel Peace Prize too.
    This is one upside down, inside out world we are living in now….thanks to the “ONE”!

  5. The entire planet Earth demands that those whom Obama fooled with such ease, those who attacked Sarah Palin with gusto, those who slimed and smeared Hillary Clinton, those who call everyone they disagree with such as Tea Party activists “racists to Shut up! Go away! Join another cult and leave us alone.

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    Hell yes Admin!!!! And that also includes people from the left, the right and middle that attack these women. Hillary and Sarah stand up not only for themselves, but ALL American’s and finally give a women a voice. Their policies are somewhat different, but their message is the same…take women seriously, and we women are finished being the underpaid servants of mankind.

    Great flippin’ post Admin!!!!!!

  6. Yes, indeed, Shadowfax. The video is super but no better than one would be with Administrator’s comments.

    Admin., you are brilliant…we can’t say that enough. THANKS

  7. Admin- I really wonder who you are.
    Are you a man, or are you a woman?
    Is the Admin only one person or many working together?

    It is sometimes frustrating because you are everyone, yet no one specific.

    Can you at least give me a clue????

    I am a very curious woman. 😉

  8. I pray everyday that the two folks I will have to decide on who to vote for in 2012′ will be either Hillary or Sarah…all others are either garbage or mediocre.

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    lorac
    July 16th, 2010 at 2:05 am

    from end of last thread:

    lorac
    July 16th, 2010 at 2:02 am

    Shadowfax – Uppity Woman would like to see the survey you got from the DNC about if you would like to see a loser run for a second term. She’s very excited about it!

    http://uppitywoman08.wordpress.com/
    ———
    Lorac,
    I already mailed the survey in. Maybe there is a copy online some where?
    Am I the only registered Democrat PUMA alive? 😉

  10. I would love to see either Sarah or Hillary win — and appoint the other to HER cabinet.

    Sarah would make a great Sec of Energy, and Hillary … anything!

  11. lorac
    July 16th, 2010 at 2:05 am

    from end of last thread:

    lorac
    July 16th, 2010 at 2:02 am

    Shadowfax – Uppity Woman would like to see the survey you got from the DNC about if you would like to see a loser run for a second term. She’s very excited about it!

    ———–
    I don’t have a blog in set up over at Uppity’s site, so feel free to pass it on to her for me.
    I found a copy online:

    http://www.haverhillforobama.com/docs/Democratic_Survey.pdf

  12. Hmmm, there may yet be some justice left in this world….as it seems, at least according to the following article, that Oprah wasn’t invited to Chelsea’s wedding after all!?!!?

    Bonus: Obama is likely not attending, but more than that, may have been snubbed an invitation also!

    Chelsea Clinton Wedding Reject List

    http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=38088

  13. Shadowfax
    July 16th, 2010 at 2:43 am

    Yup turndown, I have hoped the two women would work together too.

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

    I think they’d work great together. Both pragmatic, looking for practical solutions, avoiding ideology, ‘governing from the center.’

  14. Wow, what an upper this post is. There is much in it to praise, much to reflect with joy. I started with Bill Randall (sadly, I’d not know of him until now). In addition to what we can tell of him from his excellent response to NAACP, there is this from his campaign website:
    Bill Randall is a confident, intelligent individual with a long track record of accomplishments spanning his military, business and personal life. He greets people and challenges with genuine head-on enthusiasm. During conversations he “listens” intently, responds straight-forwardly and adds a sprinkle of personal anecdotes about time-honored family values, God, country, and the individual rights, liberties and welfare of all. Joining the U.S. House of Representatives as North Carolina’s 13th District representative is his newest, possibly most consequential challenge. Past achievements, know-how, education and first-hand experience with his constituents’ needs and poor legislation results has prepared him for this task. Growing up in New Orleans’ (LA) lower 9th ward taught him the important connection between government integrity, personal industriousness and the achievement of a better life. He believes that politicians that ignore and devastate their voters’ dreams do not deserve a place in our government – they fail one of our Republic and Founding Fathers’ main beliefs – putting the people’s rights and needs first.
    h t t p://www.randallforcongress.com/learn/biography.html

    America has reached a critical turning point; ‘she’ no longer immediately and involuntarily caves to contrived charges of racism. This is big.

  15. I think Peggy Noonan has finally stopped drinking the Koolaid….took her long enough.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/david-cameron/7893777/David-Cameron-dont-follow-Barack-Obama.html

    David Cameron, don’t follow Barack Obama

    When David Cameron visits America next week he will learn a lot – about how not to run a country, says Peggy Noonan.

    Dear Mr Cameron, welcome young friend. Welcome to America. Bring your bright, dashing self to our shores. Speak your piece with affection and modesty and go home a wiser man.

    As for your own leadership, here is some advice. Do not imitate Mr Obama. He has been a disappointment; learn from his mistakes. America is not Britain and Britain is not America, but the culture of our politics – the polls, the imagery, the fixation on sound bites, the nonsense, the essential shallowness of presentation and of thinking, the inability of political figures to think long term – has grown similar. To your detriment, by the way.

    ——snip

    In Mr Obama’s poll numbers this week, CBS News reports 13 per cent of the people think his economic leadership has bettered their lives. That means 87 per cent do not – that is rather a lot. The Rasmussen Reports’ daily tracking poll yesterday showed 43 per cent strongly disapprove of his leadership and 26 strongly approve. This is low. These are only two examples of the general slide you discern as people talk about Obama.

    Here are the things he got wrong. In the middle of an economic crash, and in the middle of record-breaking federal budgets and budget deficits, Mr Obama started a new entitlement. This struck people, by which I mean almost everyone, as off-point. We are in a crisis, part of the crisis involves spending money we don’t have, and our answer is to spend more? It wasn’t a policy, it was a non sequitur.

    Moreover, the President’s decision to focus his entire first year on health care, when the voters were focused on the economy, on unemployment, on deficits, demonstrated, in the end unhappily for him and frustratingly for his fellow citizens, that he simply wasn’t thinking about what they were thinking about. In a high economy this might have been forgiven if he’d been generally understood to be a visionary. But he didn’t come across as a visionary – “We will go this way, the path may not be clear to all but I can see the sunlight through the hills beyond.” No. He came across as a detached academic who believed in abstract notions he’d picked up in the faculty lounge.

    To make it all worse, just before he went down the health care pass, he put forward, and saw passed, a stimulus Bill that shockingly – I am not being ironic – could not draw the support of a single Republican congressman. Not one. He should have done everything he could, made whatever painful compromises, to garner just a little grouping of Republican support. He needed a Bill he could claim as bipartisan.

    Instead, he and his geniuses in the Democratic caucus in Congress decided to do it their way, get the Bill they wanted, and paint the Republicans on the Hill as mere obstructionists – “the party of No”. But being the party of No to Obama/Pelosi came to look pretty good pretty fast, and the President united the Republicans in opposition. Before his first year they’d been at each other’s throats; now they were at his. He forgot to keep his foes confused.

    Most seriously, he neglected to hold the centre. He came to be seen, and again it’s reflected in the polls, as a leader who governs from the Left. But at a time when America feels torn up in many ways, a president who held on to the Left and Right and stood in the centre was what was needed. And the institutional Left is barely grateful: he gave them as much as he thought he practically could and they bang their spoons on the highchair none the less.

    Finally, he confused business with Wall Street. No one likes Wall Street after the crash, even Wall Street. They’re all dyeing their hair and going to art shows down there. But business? Everyone in America is in business, they want favourable conditions, a sympathetic environment, they want a president who takes steps that encourage them. Or who at least has a sense of what the hell they do.

    It’s the faculty-lounge problem again: people in business deal with real things, people in faculty lounges deal with ideas, abstractions, theories; they’re swayed by this school of thought and that; they’re macro. Businessmen must be micro: “Hey buddy, I’m trying to open a dry cleaners over here!”

    So: you get only one chance to make a first impression, and President Obama made one over the past 18 months, and it wasn’t good. He’s losing the room.

    ……go read the whole thing, She actually lays right into Obama with a pitchfork.

  16. I think Peggy Noonan has finally stopped drinking the Koolaid….took her long enough.

    h tt p://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/david-cameron/7893777/David-Cameron-dont-follow-Barack-Obama.html

    David Cameron, don’t follow Barack Obama

    When David Cameron visits America next week he will learn a lot – about how not to run a country, says Peggy Noonan.

    Dear Mr Cameron, welcome young friend. Welcome to America. Bring your bright, dashing self to our shores. Speak your piece with affection and modesty and go home a wiser man.

    As for your own leadership, here is some advice. Do not imitate Mr Obama. He has been a disappointment; learn from his mistakes. America is not Britain and Britain is not America, but the culture of our politics – the polls, the imagery, the fixation on sound bites, the nonsense, the essential shallowness of presentation and of thinking, the inability of political figures to think long term – has grown similar. To your detriment, by the way.

    ——snip

    In Mr Obama’s poll numbers this week, CBS News reports 13 per cent of the people think his economic leadership has bettered their lives. That means 87 per cent do not – that is rather a lot. The Rasmussen Reports’ daily tracking poll yesterday showed 43 per cent strongly disapprove of his leadership and 26 strongly approve. This is low. These are only two examples of the general slide you discern as people talk about Obama.

    Here are the things he got wrong. In the middle of an economic crash, and in the middle of record-breaking federal budgets and budget deficits, Mr Obama started a new entitlement. This struck people, by which I mean almost everyone, as off-point. We are in a crisis, part of the crisis involves spending money we don’t have, and our answer is to spend more? It wasn’t a policy, it was a non sequitur.

    Moreover, the President’s decision to focus his entire first year on health care, when the voters were focused on the economy, on unemployment, on deficits, demonstrated, in the end unhappily for him and frustratingly for his fellow citizens, that he simply wasn’t thinking about what they were thinking about. In a high economy this might have been forgiven if he’d been generally understood to be a visionary. But he didn’t come across as a visionary – “We will go this way, the path may not be clear to all but I can see the sunlight through the hills beyond.” No. He came across as a detached academic who believed in abstract notions he’d picked up in the faculty lounge.

    To make it all worse, just before he went down the health care pass, he put forward, and saw passed, a stimulus Bill that shockingly – I am not being ironic – could not draw the support of a single Republican congressman. Not one. He should have done everything he could, made whatever painful compromises, to garner just a little grouping of Republican support. He needed a Bill he could claim as bipartisan.

    Instead, he and his geniuses in the Democratic caucus in Congress decided to do it their way, get the Bill they wanted, and paint the Republicans on the Hill as mere obstructionists – “the party of No”. But being the party of No to Obama/Pelosi came to look pretty good pretty fast, and the President united the Republicans in opposition. Before his first year they’d been at each other’s throats; now they were at his. He forgot to keep his foes confused.

    Most seriously, he neglected to hold the centre. He came to be seen, and again it’s reflected in the polls, as a leader who governs from the Left. But at a time when America feels torn up in many ways, a president who held on to the Left and Right and stood in the centre was what was needed. And the institutional Left is barely grateful: he gave them as much as he thought he practically could and they bang their spoons on the highchair none the less.

    Finally, he confused business with Wall Street. No one likes Wall Street after the crash, even Wall Street. They’re all dyeing their hair and going to art shows down there. But business? Everyone in America is in business, they want favourable conditions, a sympathetic environment, they want a president who takes steps that encourage them. Or who at least has a sense of what the hell they do.

    It’s the faculty-lounge problem again: people in business deal with real things, people in faculty lounges deal with ideas, abstractions, theories; they’re swayed by this school of thought and that; they’re macro. Businessmen must be micro: “Hey buddy, I’m trying to open a dry cleaners over here!”

    So: you get only one chance to make a first impression, and President Obama made one over the past 18 months, and it wasn’t good. He’s losing the room.

    ……go read the whole thing, She actually lays right into Obama with a pitchfork.

  17. Former DOJ Colleagues Confirm Whistleblower Adams’ Accusations

    http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/affidavit-of-former-fec-commissioner-hans-von-spakovsky/

    Sworn affidavits from Hans A. von Spakovsky and Karl Bowers, who worked with J. Christian Adams in the DOJ’s Civil Rights Division, offer broad confirmation of the whistleblower’s accusations of bias in enforcing voting rights.

    Former FEC Commissioner Hans A. von Spakovsky : “I can confirm a number of facts stated by Mr. Adams in his testimony before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about the voter intimidation lawsuit filed against the New Black Panther Party and several individual defendants.”

    Click here to read the full affidavit. von Spakovsky discusses his affidavit here.

    Civil Rights Division Attorney Karl Bowers: “In my experience, there was a pervasive culture in the Civil Rights Division and within the Voting Section of apathy, and in some cases outright hostillity, towards race-neutral enforcement of voting-rights laws among large segments of career attorneys.”

  18. Remember when Obama was celebrated in Europe as a celebrity?

    Obama went to Europe to avoid the American people. He couldn’t exactly go into hiding, but if he stayed around during that fairly long period of time he would have surly made a slip or perhaps we would have started to notice that his speeches were empty teleprompter reruns, or started wondering why he should be able to refuse debates.
    His handlers made a good choice, for him, he got to avoid all the hard stuff (which we now know is an Obama hallmark) and at the same time look like a rock star. Was that hard to do, for someone like Axelrod, arrange a big free concert and then pretend Obama was the big draw?

  19. I would love to see a poll on Hillary vs Obama for 2012 potus.

    In the meantime…

    46% say Obama is pro-Palestinian

    By GIL HOFFMAN
    07/16/2010

    Jpost poll: Only 10% of Israelis think US president is pro-Israel.

    US President Barack Obama’s efforts to reach out to the people of Israel last week – when he hosted Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu for a positive meeting at the White House and gave his first interview as president to an Israeli television station – were not very successful, according to a Smith Research poll for The Jerusalem Post.

    When asked whether they saw Obama’s administration as more pro-Israel, more pro- Palestinian or neutral, just 10 percent of Israeli Jews said more pro-Israel, 46% said more pro-Palestinian, 34% said neutral and 10% did not express an opinion.

    The poll of 515 Jewish Israelis, representing a statistical sample of the adult Jewish population, was taken on Monday through Wednesday and had a 4.4 percentage point margin of error.

    After Obama’s earlier meetings with Netanyahu were portrayed as adversarial, Obama made a point of treating the prime minister with the utmost respect last week, accompanying him to his car and constantly commending him in particular and Israelis in general during his press conference with Netanyahu on Tuesday, and his interview with Channel 2 anchor Yonit Levy two days later.

    But what was widely described as a “charm offensive” did not immediately sway many Israelis in his favor, the JPost/Smith poll indicates. There was only a 1 percentage point rise in Israelis who consider the US administration headed by Obama to be more pro-Israel than pro-Palestinian since the last such poll was taken in March.

    The question asked was exactly the same as in four previous polls sponsored by this newspaper since May 2009. The first poll, which was taken before the first Netanyahu-Obama meeting in the White House and Obama’s landmark speech in Cairo in June 2009, found that 31% considered this presidency more pro- Israel and 14% more pro-Palestinian.

    The next poll, taken just one month later, found a huge shift, with the proportion calling the Obama administration more pro-Palestinian rising from 14% to 50% and the proportion calling it more pro-Israel falling from 31% to only 6%.

    Those calling the Obama presidency more pro-Israel than pro-Palestinian fell in August 2009 to a nadir of 4% and rose to 9% in March 2010.

    Since then, the latest poll shows, the share who consider this White House more pro-Palestinian fell by 2 percentage points, from 48% to 46%, and those saying it is neutral rose from 30% to 34%.

    Respondents who consider themselves right-wing or haredi were more likely to call the Obama administration more pro-Palestinian.

    Sixty-eight percent of haredi respondents and 63% of right-wingers gave that response, compared to 46% of the general Jewish population.

    Among Likud voters, 52% called the administration more pro-Palestinian and 14% said it was more pro-Israel.

    The Jewish Israelis who were mostly likely to respond that the Obama administration was more pro-Israel were those who said they intended to vote for Labor or Meretz in the next election, at 25%, compared to 10% of the general population.

    When asked last week by interviewer Levy why he felt Israelis did not believe he had a special connection to their country, Obama blamed it on superficial reasons and ruled out it having anything to do with policies or his behavior.

    “Some of it may just be the fact that my middle name is Hussein, and that creates suspicion,” Obama said. “Some of it may have to do with the fact that I have actively reached out to the Muslim community, and I think that sometimes, particularly in the Middle East, there’s the feeling of the friend of my enemy must be my enemy. And the truth of the matter is, is that my outreach to the Muslim community is designed precisely to reduce the antagonism and the dangers posed by a hostile Muslim world to Israel and to the West.”

    When Netanyahu was asked why Israelis disliked Obama, in an interview with CBS news anchor Katie Couric last week, Netanyahu said that Israelis did not have all the facts before them like he did.

    “Maybe they don’t have the opportunity to have the kind of conversations that I had,” he said. “And maybe they’re not aware also of the ongoing cooperation between Israel and the United States. In the fields of security, intelligence – the fact that the Iron Dome program to protect against missiles is something that has been bolstered by this administration and by this president. We have a common goal to achieve a secure peace. I’m looking forward to working with him to achieve it.”

    When Couric followed up by asking why he did not advocate more strongly on Obama’s behalf, Netanyahu replied that he had invited the US president to Israel and that he hoped he would find an appropriate time to come. He predicted that Israelis would start liking Obama “when people get to know him.”

    Opposition leader Tzipi Livni this week praised Obama for talking directly to Israelis in the interview with Levy. She blamed the antagonism between Israelis and Obama on Netanyahu, for not taking steps to advance the diplomatic process.

    “What has to happen is progress on essential matters, not just a nice photo-op,” Livni told The Jerusalem Post, in her first comments on the meeting. “The US and Israel have the same interests. What Obama said [in the briefing and the interview] was honest, and I am sure the message reached Israelis, despite what the poll says.”

    http://www.worldjewishdaily.com/toolbar.html?4t=extlink&4u=http://www.jpost.com/International/Article.aspx?id=181594

  20. Chelsea Clinton Wedding Reject List

    That is as it should be. This restores some of my faith in the Clintons.

    A wedding is a very personal event…not political theatre. All the guest should be people who have a realationship with either the bride or groom.

    People who are not involved with the couple do not belong and should not be offended.

  21. Angry Old Ladies for Hillary: We will not be intimidated

    Posted on July 15th, 2010 by Nancy Reyes

    Did Hillary Clinton actually win the Democratic nomination in 2008, but lost the caucus vote because of intimidation by Obama’s minions?

    That’s what an up and coming film is claiming.

    A film is floating around with interviews with many people who claim intimidation, vote stealing, and other shenanigans aimed at winning the small caucus votes resulted in Obama “winning” many state caucuses.

    Those of us who backed Hillary Clinton were aware of this problem, which was essentially ignored by the mainstream media. As I wrote in 2008:

    Problem two: The caucuses went to Obama big time.

    It is easy for well organized groups (in this case the “Move On” left) to win caucuses.

    Here’s a few examples from Wikipedia.

    Alaska caucus Obama 9; Clinton4

    Colorado caucuses Obama 35; Clinton 20

    Minnesota caucuses Obama 48; Clinton 24

    North Dakota caucuses 8 5

    The most egregious example of how caucus voters may not represent the grass roots can be found in the Texas Primary versus Texas Caucus figures.

    Texas primary voters: Obama 61; Clinton 65
    Texas caucuses: Obama38 ; Clinton29

    Total delgates: Obama 99 Clinton 94.

    So Hillary won the popular vote by 100 000 votes (3.5%) , but her win is not mirrored in her delegate count.

    Problem three: The popular vote in the Democratic primaries was essentially tied.

    popular votes Obama Clinton who won?
    Vote Total 17,535,458 /48.1% 17,493,836 /48.0%

    Winner: Obama +41,622 +0.1%

    Vote total including caucus votes:Estimate w/IA, NV, ME, WA

    17,869,542 /48.2% 17,717,698 47.8%

    Winner: Obama +151,844 +0.4%

    Popular Vote (w/MI) (i.e. including the banned MI primary votes)

    17,535,458 /47.4% 17,822,145 48.1%

    Winner: Clinton +286,687 +0.8%

    Popular vote of all above plus estimates of Maine Washington and Iowa popular votes:

    17,869,542 47.4% 18,046,007 47.9%

    Winner: Clinton +176,465 +0.5%

    So despite all the “OBAMA IS THE BIG WINNER” hype I was hearing in the news for the last six months, that was not quite true. It was close, very close, and even when you add the limited caucus votes as ordinary voters, the “win” is less than one percent.

    The Washington Post finally noticed a story on voter intimidation by Black Panthers, a story that has been floating around the right wing blogosphere for awhile. Without knowing the neighborhood, I couldn’t tell you if they were viewed as a threat or not. But when elections are close, the joke “vote early and vote often” ceases to be funny.

    The right wing blogosphere is hinting that Hillary would have made a better president than President Obama, and now we read hints that she should run in 2012. Just politics, racists trying to undermine our beloved President, right?

    Except that a Hillary Clinton in 2012 would be terrible news for Republicans, who now seem to have only bland Republican frontliners or a much less experienced Sarah Palin who might be nominated for their party.

    So the next time you read an editorial or blogpost suggesting that Hillary would have made a better president or that she should run in 2012, just remember: She is waiting in the wings, and a lot of us still are angry: because we figure that without the intimidation, the press bias, and the voter manipulation, she would be president right now.

    Nancy Reyes is a retired physician living in the rural Philippines.

    http://www.bloggernews.net/124909

  22. Before reading your article, I had this very discussion with a buddy. STFU all you movie stars, TV stars, old movie and TV Stars, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Superdelegates, Unions, because the proof that your recommendations are worthless is very visible. The man who said he could lead from day one, has only enough sense to find his way to the nearest golf course, and plan his next vacation which he would like the US government to pay for, at least his portion.

    I, the small town, average bitter voter, really understands leadership so much better than you do, yet I would would never put out my recommendation like it was gospel. When people ask me who I am voting for, I tell them who and why, but I also tell them, you must weight your issues, and make that decision for yourself. That is what we should do in a Democracy.

    So to all you so called Newspapers, TV & Movie Stars, Economist, Politicians, Superdelegates, Investors, Unions, etc, STFU.

  23. Sarah Palin reponds to Mitt Romney’s attack:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2010/07/16/palin-aide-romney-squad-immature-out-of-control/

    It didn’t take long for Sarah Palin’s team to respond in kind to insults reported by Time’s Mark Halperin from an unnamed aide to Mitt Romney. After the anonymous adviser sniffed that Palin is “not a serious person,” an anonymous “longtime” adviser to Palin told Politico’s Andy Barr that Romney and his team seem a lot more interested in self-promotion for 2012 than in getting Republicans elected in 2010. Furthermore, the source said, Romney’s “finger in the wind” leadership seems to have led his own team out of control:

    “It shocks me that anyone would try to do that,” the aide said. “You’d think we’d all be working together toward a common goal – that being 2010 – and that should be the focus right now. Those who try to claim the mantle of Reagan would be good to follow one of his most sacred tenets.”

    “For Washington consultants to sit around and personally disparage the Governor anonymously to reporters is unfortunate and counterproductive and frankly immature,” the aide, who spoke on condition of anonymity, continued. …

    Further, the Palin aide criticized Romney’s staff for launching into attacks focused on the 2012 Republican presidential primary rather than focusing on November’s midterm election.

    “She’s not focused on promoting herself or disparaging other Republicans,” the aide said. The Republican Party is “not worried about 2012. We should be focused on 2010.”

    Perhaps not, but this sounds like an argument for 2012:

    “She’s not a finger-in-the-wind kind of leader. She supporting candidates who share her common sense values,” the aide said. “When you have a team of consultants and strategists that big it’s hard to control.”

    Sounds as though Palin and her team are not afraid of playing a little hardball within the party, or at least not afraid of fighting fire with fire. The shot from the Romney camp does seem to indicate some control issues. After all, while candidates will certainly jockey for position in 2010, it’s far too early to be taking public shots at each other. The question of being a “team player” is rather important in the midterms. Both Romney and Palin have done a good job in raising money and supporting candidates for Congress — and that’s exactly where the focus should remain.

  24. Remarkable Woman as our President in waiting.

    Daily Appointments: Daily Appointments Schedule for July 16, 2010
    Fri, 16 Jul 2010 08:35:13 -0500

    Daily Appointments Schedule for July 16, 2010

    Washington, DC

    July 16, 2010

    ——————————————————————————–

    SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

    7:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton calls UK Foreign Secretary William Hague.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    9:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Senator Johnny Isakson, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    11:20 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with the 2010 Foreign Service Youth Awards Honorees, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    12:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton and Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke co-host a luncheon for participants in a CEO business roundtable discussion, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

  25. New Gallup poll:

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/141341/Palin-Favorable-Among-Republicans-Tops-Others-GOP.aspx?utm_source=tagrss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=syndication&utm_term=Politics

    Hot Air has the details:

    Right on time, Gallup polls Republicans and Americans in general on favorability among the perceived 2012 contenders. Among Republicans, Palin gets a 76/20, while Romney gets a 54/19. In general, Palin’s slightly underwater at 44/47 (and has the highest levels of both favorability and unfavorability), while Romney gets a 36/28. At least as a candidate and an activist, Palin should be taken seriously by Romney.

  26. Fox News has a new poll out. The poll discusses “who has more clout?” Who has more value as an endorser? Is it Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, or Bill Clinton? No surprise – Bill Clinton wins, again. 🙂

    We’ll post the poll as soon as it is available.

  27. I guess to my previos post on all those people STFU, I should have excluded Former Presidents, or at least Bill Clinton. The bad boy of Politics that always touches the soul of the people and really relates to them on a very direct and personel level.

    He never talks down to them, and they never cease to want to listen to him.

  28. RE: “It didn’t take long for Sarah Palin’s team to respond in kind to insults reported by Time’s Mark Halperin from an unnamed aide to Mitt Romney….. “You’d think we’d all be working together toward a common goal – that being 2010 – and that should be the focus right now. Those who try to claim the mantle of Reagan would be good to follow one of his most sacred tenets.”

    It’s the “mantle of Reagan” that makes me less than enthusiastic about Gov. Palin or any other Republican candidate. The Republican Administrations have been a *disaster* for this nation – especially Reagan’s and Dubya’s. Worse than Obama’s.

  29. I haven’t had a chance to read previous comments so perhaps this has already been posted.

    FOX News is talking about the possibility of JEB BUSH throwing his hat in the ring for 2012. Some say he is the only one who could defeat Obama out of the Republican field of candidates to emerge so far.

  30. Obama is poison. Bill Clinton is the antidote.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/07/16/fox-news-poll-obama-hindrance-fall-elections/

    Fox News Poll: Obama a Hindrance on Fall Elections[snip]

    Nearly half of voters (49 percent) would be less likely to vote for a candidate if President Obama campaigns for them. That’s 10 points higher than the number that would be more likely to vote for that candidate (39 percent).

    It’s about the same for former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin: 51 percent would be less likely to vote for a candidate she backs and 37 percent more likely.

    Former Republican presidential candidate and Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney also risks doing more harm than good: 31 percent of voters would be more likely and 39 percent less likely to vote for a candidate if Romney campaigns for them.

    Only former President Bill Clinton receives an overall positive response. By 45-41 percent, voters would be more likely to vote for a Clinton-backed candidate, rather than less likely.

    By 16 percentage points, independents are more inclined to vote for a candidate supported by Clinton (47 percent) than Obama (31 percent). Clinton also outperforms Palin among independents by 24 points.

  31. Amen to the sentiments in this post! Sarah Palin is not stupid, but those Americans who believe the stooopid Obama hustling media certainly are.

    They do need to leave us alone! Maybe they can all form the POS party… the Party of Stupid, which has a natural leader in the pos Obama.

  32. henry
    July 16th, 2010 at 5:04 am

    Don’t know if it is silly But sophie b Hawkins video needs to go viral
    ——–
    Henry
    I would be perfectly happy if you post this video once a month from now until the end of time.
    It is so uplifting to me.

  33. http://www.facebook.com/?ref=home#!/group.php?gid=217466661668

    This group wants you to join to impeach O. They listed a lot of reason. But it is obvious in America we need the incentive of an inappropriate act with a women, which the President then lies about to congress to get excited about impreaching the President. All the while of course this is happening, most of the accusers are having side actions of their own.

  34. It is evident from the poll cited above that independents who have negative views of Sarah Palin are not paying attention, and that is unfortunate.

  35. “FINANCIAL REFORM” HEADING FOR ANOTHER PHOTO-OP “OBAMA WINS ANOTHER” SIGNING

    Just like all the Frankenbills slapped together, this bill too is being hailed as a win for Obama that will make things better…until you get to the fine print and the implementation.

    forbes.com/2010/07/15/dodd-frank-failure-regulation-opinions-contributors-james-henry-laurence-kotlikoff-wall-street.html?boxes=opinionschannellighttop

    The Main Street Journal
    Financial Reform, R.I.P.
    James S. Henry and Laurence J. Kotlikoff, 07.15.10, 01:20 PM EDT
    The Dodd-Frank bill does nothing to deal with Wall Street’s central problem: systemic non-disclosure.

    So long Glass-Steagall. Hello Dodd-Frank–the most comprehensive rewrite of financial rules since 1933. This 2,319-page colossus–10 times the length of Glass-Steagall–took 1.5 years to produce and will cost $30 billion and many more years to implement. Will all this time and treasure make Wall Street safe for Main Street?

    No.

    Dodd-Frank is a full-employment act for regulators that addresses everything but the root causes of the financial collapse. It serves up a dog’s breakfast covering proprietary trading, consumer financial protection, derivatives trading, executive pay, credit card fees, whistle-blowers, minority inclusion and Congolese minerals. Dodd-Frank also mandates 68 new studies of carbon markets, Chinese drywalls, and person-to-person lending, and many other irrelevancies.

    Root Causes
    None of this deals with the central problem–Wall Street’s ability to hide behind claims of proprietary information to facilitate the production and sale of trillions of dollars in securities whose true values are almost impossible for outsiders to determine.

    This policy of “systematic non-disclosure”–the absence of complete transparency about what financial firms really owe and are owed–left only its CEOs and their top consiglieres in a position to know what their companies really owned and owed. Consequently, the valuation of Wall Street firms came down to trusting the bank’s senior executives–those who often had the greatest stakes in the non-disclosure system.

    As news of all this widespread Wall Street chicanery spread, investors eventually realized that the “grownups”–rating companies, boards of directors, regulators, and politicians–had been well-paid to look the other way. So public trust took a holiday. Wall Street’s house of cards collapsed, taking Main Street down in the process.

    All this malfeasance was no organized conspiracy, but a self-organizing, automatically expanding gravy train. Its participants included many of the world’s largest and most prestigious banks, insurance companies, hedge funds, credit raters, law firms and accounting firms.

    What share of financial institutions’ assets and liabilities were fundamentally toxic may never be known. But that is beside the point. With no way to independently verify, in real time, the precise nature of financial firms’ assets and liabilities, they are all vulnerable to panics by investors, counterparties, and depositors, based on rumors and speculation as well as fact.

    The resulting serial collapse of Wall Street behemoths, in turn, led Uncle Sam to step in and issue his own brand of increasingly hard-to-value securities–some $24 trillion (according to Neal Barofsky, Congress’ TARP watchdog) in contingent guarantees to all manner of financial companies.

    This is a colossal liability, almost twice U.S. gross domestic product. If another massive bank run hit Wall Street–say, next week–Uncle Sam would be forced to print trillions to cover these guarantees. The prospect of getting paid back in watered-down dollars might then lead people to run even faster to the banks, to get their money and buy something tangible before prices skyrocket. Ultimately, Uncle Sam’s guarantees are only worth what they are written on–paper.

    So Uncle Sam didn’t lead us out of the woods; he led us deeper into the woods. While he (temporarily) saved Wall Street, he may have gravely endangered Main Street.

    Meanwhile, many major players on Wall Street have been laughing all the way from their banks. One top banker after another has been able to leave office with their generous golden parachutes, starter castles and yachts intact.

    In contrast, during the 1930s, Citibank’s CEO and the head of the New York Stock Exchange did serious jail time for financial peccadilloes; in the late 1980s, the S&L crisis led to more than 1,000 felony convictions. This time around, aside from blatant thieves like Bernie Madoff and “Sir” Alan Stanford, we’ve been more forgiving. Of course Dodd-Frank does instruct the U.S. Sentencing Commission to re-examine its guidelines for financial fraudsters, but sentencing presumes conviction.

    Yet the real criminal that needs to stand trial is this: our phony system of systematic non-disclosure about what financial firms are really worth.

    Pictures of Food
    ————–

    Dodd-Frank no doubt contains some useful provisions–inevitably, in a 2,319-page bill. Overall, however, this law is like being invited to dinner and served pictures of food.

    Far from streamlining regulations, mandating greater transparency, and reducing uncertainty, Dodd-Frank provides government bureaucrats with unrestricted hunting licenses. Only one of the roughly 115 federal and state agencies currently involved in financial regulation has been consolidated. At the same time, the new law creates 12 new regulatory bodies and gives them vast amounts of rule-making discretion. In the next two years these and other financial regulators will hold an estimated 243 new rule-making procedures.

    The new law still provides no single regulator for deposit-taking institutions. The SEC and the CFTC continue to share authority over derivatives. A toothless National Insurance Office will “gather information” from 50 state regulators; the Fed’s new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection will have to tip toe around the SEC, the FTC, and the Federal housing agencies; a new SEC Credit Rating Agency Board will try to rate credit raters; the Fed also gets unfettered discretion to delay implementation of the Volcker Rule until 2023, and …. you don’t want to know.

    Dodd-Frank is not just a prescription for regulatory sclerosis. It is a bonanza for Wall Street lobbyists and lawyers, who will help determine what this law’s 283,985 words actually mean.

    In 1990-2009 Wall Street and its friends in the insurance and real estate industries spent an average of $2,973 (in 2010 dollars) per congressman and senator per day on campaign contributions and lobbying. All this spending kept full financial disclosure off the table and helped today’s top 10 financial giants to dominate the industry.

    Paths Not Taken
    ————–

    In 1982 seven people died in Chicago from consuming Tylenol tainted with cyanide by some criminal who is yet to be caught. Overnight, Johnson & Johnson ( JNJ – news – people ) found no market for its global 30 million bottles of Tylenol. Talk about a toxic asset!

    J&J recalled all 30 million bottles, threw them away, and replaced them with safety-sealed bottles. In so doing, it disclosed the contents to be Tylenol not cyanide. Its toxic asset problem was solved for good.

    Dodd-Frank’s approach is different. This law is akin to J&J restocking the shelves with the same unsealed bottles, hiring thousands of people to randomly inspect drug store aisles in the hope of catching the miscreant, and contracting with funeral companies to quickly pick up the dead. Indeed, a major part of Dodd-Frank focuses on arranging speedier funerals for failing financial institutions rather than preventing such funerals in the first place.

    Dodd-Frank also relies heavily on the failed “good bank”-“bad bank” model of regulation. In this model, “bad banks” that take extra risks will be allowed to fail, while “good banks” are protected.

    Earth to Congress! We tried this in September 2008. “Bad bank” Lehman was allowed to fail, which blew up in Uncle Sam’s face. Citigroup ( C – news – people ), a “good” bank, would have failed but for a bailout; Goldman Sachs ( GS – news – people ), a “bad bank,” might have failed had Uncle Sam not intervened indirectly. AIG ( AIG – news – people ) wasn’t even a bank. But it was bad, and it was saved. When push comes to shove, this regulatory ring-fence never works.

    The Right Financial Fix
    Were we really serious about fixing our financial system, there’s a very simple alternative–Limited Purpose Banking. LPB would transform all financial intermediaries with limited liability into mutual fund companies. Under LPB a single regulatory agency–the “Federal Financial Authority”–would organize the independent rating, verification, custody and full disclosure of all securities held by the mutual funds.

    Voilà, by dint of competition and transparency, “liar loans,” off-balance sheet gimmickry, and toxic assets would all disappear. LPB would let the financial sector do only what Main Street needs it to do–connect lenders to borrowers and savers to investors.

    The financial sector’s job is not to take taxpayers to the casino and collect the winnings. This kind of “cowboy capitalism” is far too dangerous to maintain. But Dodd-Frank does precisely this, albeit with many more regulatory cops on the beat.

    In contrast, LPB would put an end to Wall Street’s gambling with taxpayer chips. Since mutual funds are, in effect, small banks with 100% capital requirements in all circumstances, they can never fail. Neither can their holding companies. Under LPB, financial crises and the massive damage they inflict on the entire (global) economy would become a thing of the past.

    Of course, there would be losers. Some Wall Street executives might have to find employment in Las Vegas or offshore banks. Some lobbyists, lawyers, credit analysts and accountants might need to find higher callings. Some politicians might even have to solicit more support from Main Street.

    Alas, Dodd-Frank bears no resemblance to Limited Purpose Banking. But bad laws don’t always last, and this one may eventually lead us to LPB by showing us precisely what not to do–if we ever get another chance.

    &&&&&&&&
    James S. Henry is an economist, lawyer, and investigative journalist and former chief economist for McKinsey & Co. He is the author of Banqueros y Lavadolares (1996),The Blood Bankers (2005), and Pirate Bankers (forthcoming). Laurence J. Kotlikoff is a professor of economics at Boston University and author of Jimmy Stewart Is Dead–Ending the World’s Financial Plague with Limited Purpose Banking.

  36. FOX News is talking about the possibility of JEB BUSH throwing his hat in the ring for 2012. Some say he is the only one who could defeat Obama out of the Republican field of candidates to emerge so far.
    —————————————————————————–
    These are Jeb Bush supporters who are saying this of course.

    Many of them have their eye on ambassadorships.

    1. three generations of idiots is enough–Holmes

    2. three bush presidents is politically unrealistic.

  37. MORE ON FAUX FINANCIAL REFORM: SPECIFICS OF RULES TO FOLLOW

    Money quote:

    “Another key reason Wall Street is upbeat: Most of the rules are still to be written, giving the banks more time to influence the process and stave off drastic changes.”

    Here’s the whole deal:

    abcnews.go.com/Business/financial-bill-set-pass-wall-street-returns-form/story?id=11165278

    Financial Reform Nothing for Wall Street to Cry About
    ================

    With passage of the Dodd-Frank financial reform bill appearing to be a lock today, one might expect the mood on Wall Street to be somber. Instead, the financial industry is feeling as though it dodged a bullet, industry recruiters said, pointing to a recent upswing in hiring.

    That relief is seen in a whirlwind rally with the Dow up 7 percent in six trading sessions through Tuesday and in the fact that investment bankers and traders are back in demand. If financial overhaul was supposed to spoil the party, it seems as though Wall Street didn’t get the memo.

    “The rules change but they don’t end the game,” said Lawrence Kaplan, a Washington, D.C.-based attorney in the bank regulatory practice at the law firm of Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker.

    The regulatory legislation has drawn sharp criticism from conservatives (too costly, doesn’t address Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae problems) and from the liberals (too toothless) in recent weeks as the finish line came into view. “The banks realize this could have been much worse,” one securities headhunter said. “Hiring, across the board, has taken off, especially relative to 18 months ago,” the recruiter said.

    The optimism on Wall Street stems, in part, from a long looming regulatory crackdown — a big unknown — giving way to closure and clarity, industry members explained. A U.S. corporate earnings season that is expected to be solid, as well as a European bailout plan that seems workable, are also factors seen as sparking the latest rally. The Dow closed up Wednesday, although only barely so with the S&P 500 closing slightly down. But banks stocks are getting a boost. JPMorgan Chase just reported a blowout quarter. Hedge funds, meanwhile, are being extended more leverage as banks loosen lending standards, a Fed survey showed.

    Reacting to the most cataclysmic financial crisis in nearly a century, U.S. lawmakers have spent the past 22 months rebuking bankers, probing their alleged misdeeds and hammering out new laws aimed at avoiding future meltdown. Still, some of Wall Street’s worst fears — no longer being able to deal instruments such as credit default swaps, for example — were put to rest as the bill became finalized. The controversial “Volcker Rule,” named for Obama adviser and former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker and aimed at preventing banks from engaging in certain forms of hedge fund-style trading, ended up being watered down.

    Indeed, banks will have as long as 12 years to ultimately rid themselves of proprietary trading businesses and hedge fund investments, Kaplan said.

    Another key reason Wall Street is upbeat: Most of the rules are still to be written, giving the banks more time to influence the process and stave off drastic changes.

    Eleven regulatory agencies will be tasked with formalizing 243 rules. Many of them are the crucial measures cutting to the heart of what caused the crisis in the first place, such as deciding how much, at a minimum, actual capital banks need to keep on their books versus what they can borrow on a daily basis to stay afloat.

    In the case of banks requiring bailout funds in late 2008, many of the institutions were not so much insolvent as they were temporarily illiquid, meaning that, in some cases, with respect to their overnight borrowing, they had bitten off more than they could chew on a short-term basis.

    Simon Johnson, MIT professor and among the most vocal critics of Wall Street, blogged recently that the banks “have won completely – here we go again.” Even the right-leaning Wall Street Journal editorial page Wednesday said of the regulatory package ” … the biggest financial players aren’t being punished or reigned in.”

    But not everyone agreed that the Street is doing a victory lap.

    Scott Talbott, a lobbyist with the Financial Services Roundtable, said “anyone who thinks this legislation is a gift basket to Wall Street is sorely mistaken. There are a lot of things in the bill that will severely impact the banks’ bottom lines and their ability to lend. No one on Wall Street is happy about the negative impact of this bill, trust me.”

    Randall Guynn, head of the financial institutions practice at the law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell, also disputed the notion that bankers and traders were spared the rod, so to speak.

    “Institutions are going to be subject to more oversight, and more stringent capital and collateral requirements,” Guynn said. “Those changes and the Volcker rule could cause banks to exit certain businesses, such as hedge funds and private equity.

    “In terms of preventing another AIG type catastrophe, the bill goes a long way toward accomplishing that.”

  38. It would be instructive to the readership if some enterprising graduate student did a dissertation on how big media failed to do its job when it came to Obama. If that is ever done, then I would hope that this would include a graph for each talking head. The X axis would depict the passage of time from the primary up to the time he is impeached, assuming that happens. That axis would also include the unemployment rates and other significant events. The Y axis would make some attempt to quantify that journalist’s level of support for Obama as it rose and fell during that period. This would show how in the tank they were and how they failed to react to objective reality in real time.

  39. I’d be very worried in the Dumb party HQ, if I was them.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2010/election_2010_senate_elections/washington/election_2010_washington_senate

    Washington’s Senate race looks increasingly like a referendum on incumbent Democrat Patty Murray with two Republican candidates edging past her this month.

    A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in Washington State finds Republican hopefuls Dino Rossi and Clint Didier both earning 48% support in match-ups with Murray. She, in turn, picks up 45% of the vote against the two GOP challengers. Less than 10% of voters in both cases prefer some other candidate in the race or are undecided.

    In June, Murray and Rossi were tied as they have been in virtually every survey this year. Since the beginning of the year, Murray has earned 46% to 48% of the vote, while Rossi’s support has ranged from 46% to 49%.

    Incumbents that fall short of 50% at this stage of a campaign are considered potentially vulnerable, but worrisome for Murray is that this is her poorest showing of the year. She was reelected to a third term in 2004 with 55% of the vote.

  40. With regards to Jeb Bush running in 2012, I know I read somewhere that Newt Gingrich was also considering a run.

  41. Admin: Sarah vs. Mittens…. perhaps the republicans would like to replicate the excitement of 08′ between Hillary and Obama. You have to admit the race between those two generated much excitement.

    Mittens is just mean and nasty. He has had ugly things to say about Hillary from day 1 and still says insulting things about Hillary even while Hillary is not even in politics…Perhaps Mittens is a male chauvanist pig???

  42. Perhaps Mittens is a male chauvinist pig???
    ——-
    No doubt, he has the same arrogant personality that Barry does.
    He thinks he deserves to be President.

    I will leave the country if this ahole is #45.

    Actually, I will be totally pist if Hillary isn’t our next President.

  43. Shadowfax, Me too. If Hillary isn’t it, I’m moving. The thought of another Bush being Potus is nauseating. If it ain’t Hillary or Sarah forget about it.

    I just hope Obama gets impeached…I know there’s no chance of it because Nasty made some sort of a deal about Bush/Cheney.

    We only impeach for blowjobs….real crimes are OK.

  44. Looks like Lee Iococa has decided to go rogue on Obama. This is shocking stuff. Saying mean mean things about the Messiah. I think I need smelling salts. This is from the book Where Have The Leaders gone. (Incidentally Mrs. Smith, I felt the same way about Henry Cabot Lodge who was a half a generation earlier–and they were alike in many respects.)
    ————————————————————————————————–
    Iacocca Says:

    ‘Am
    I the only guy in this country who’s fed up with what’s happening?
    Where the hell is our outrage with this so called president? We
    should be screaming bloody murder! We’ve got a gang of tax
    cheating clueless leftists trying to steer our ship of state
    right over a cliff, we’ve got corporate gangsters stealing us
    blind, and we can’t even run a ridiculous cash-for-clunkers
    program without losing $26 billion of the taxpayers’ money,
    much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad,
    everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians
    say, ‘trust me the economy is getting better.’

    Better?
    You’ve got to be kidding. This is America , not the damned
    ‘Titanic’. I’ll give you a sound bite: ‘Throw all the
    Democrats out along with Obama!’

    You
    might think I’m getting senile, that I’ve gone off my rocker, and
    maybe I have. But someone has to speak up. I hardly recognize
    this country anymore.

    The
    most famous business leaders are not the innovators but the guys in
    handcuffs. While we’re fiddling in Afghanistan, Iran is
    completing their nuclear bombs and missiles and nobody seems
    to know what to do. And the liberal press is waving
    ‘pom-poms’ instead of asking hard questions. That’s not the
    promise of the ‘America’ my parents and yours traveled across
    the ocean for. I’ve had enough. How about you?

    I’ll
    go a step further. You can’t call yourself a patriot if you’re not
    outraged. This is a fight I’m ready and willing to have. The
    Biggest ‘C’ is Crisis! (Iacocca elaborates on nine C’s of
    leadership, with crisis being the first.)

    Leaders
    are made, not born. Leadership is forged in times of crisis. It’s
    easy to sit there with thumb up your butt and talk theory. Or
    send someone else’s kids off to war when you’ve never seen a
    battlefield yourself. It’s another thing to lead when your
    world comes tumbling down.

    On
    September 11, 2001, we needed a strong leader more than any other time
    in our history. We needed a steady hand to guide us out of
    the ashes. A hell of a mess, so here’s where we stand.

    We’re
    immersed in a bloody war now with no plan for winning and no plan
    for leaving. But our soldiers are dying daily.

    We’re
    running the biggest deficit in the history of the world, and it’s
    getting worse every day!

    We’ve
    lost the manufacturing edge to Asia, while our once-great companies
    are getting slaughtered by health care costs.

    Gas
    prices are going to skyrock again, and nobody in power has a lucid
    plan to open drilling to solve the problem. This country has the
    largest oil reserves in the WORLD, and we cannot drill for it
    because the politicians have been bought by the flea-hugging
    environmentalists.

    Our
    schools are in a complete disaster because of the teachers
    union.

    Our
    borders are like sieves and they want to give all illegal’s amnesty
    and free healthcare.

    The
    middle class is being squeezed to death every day.

    These
    are times that cry out for leadership.

    But
    when you look around, you’ve got to ask: ‘Where have all the leaders
    gone?’ Where are the curious, creative communicators? Where
    are the people of character, courage, conviction,
    omnipotence, and common sense? I may be a sucker for
    alliteration, but I think you get the point.

    Name
    me a leader who has a better idea for homeland security than making
    us take off our shoes in airports and throw away our
    shampoo?

    We’ve
    spent billions of dollars building a huge new bureaucracy, and all
    we know how to do is react to things that have already
    happened.

    Everyone’s
    hunkering down, fingers crossed, hoping the government will
    make it better for them. Now, that’s just crazy. Deal with
    life.

    Name
    me an industry leader who is thinking creatively about how we can
    restore our competitive edge in manufacturing. Who would have
    believed that there could ever be a time when ‘The Big Three’
    referred to Japanese car companies? How did this happen, and
    more important, look what Obama did about it!

    Name
    me a government leader who can articulate a plan for paying down the
    debit, or solving the energy crisis, or managing the health
    care problem. The silence is deafening. But these are the
    crises that are eating away at our country and milking the
    middle class dry.

    I
    have news for the Chicago gangsters in Congress. We didn’t elect you
    to turn this country into a losing European Socialist state.
    What is everybody so afraid of? That some bonehead on NBC or
    CNN news will call them a name? Give me a break. Why don’t
    you guys show some spine for a change?

    Had
    enough? I’m not trying to be the voice of gloom and doom here. I’m
    trying to light a fire. I’m speaking out because I have hope – I
    believe in America. In my lifetime, I’ve had the privilege of
    living through some of America s greatest moments. I’ve
    also experienced some of our worst crises: The ‘Great
    Depression,’ ‘World War II,’ the ‘Korean War,’ the ‘Kennedy
    Assassination,’ the ‘Vietnam War,’ the 1970’s oil crisis,’
    and the struggles of recent years since 9/11.

  45. Sarah Palin: 51 percent would be less likely to vote for a candidate she backs and 37 percent more likely.

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

    Itt would be interesting to see a breakdown on this by demographics, locality, etc. There may be some congressional districts where she would be very helpful — outweighed in the totals by other districts which are urban, liberal, etc. And vice verfsa for Obama. We’d have to see how this looks on a map of electoral college votes.

  46. The salient difference between Ioccoca and Welch is Lee is a patriot and Welch is a traitor. Welch is the grand architect of the sell off of ge and the sell out of big media to big business. He is as culpable as Greenspan.

  47. AmericanGal
    July 15th, 2010 at 11:48 pm
    Has this poll been posted? PPP ran a survey pitting Obama against possible challengers for 2012 (of course, they did not include Hillary).

    The results: Obama 46%-Sarah Palin 46%, Mitt Romney 46%-Obama 43%, Mike Huckabee 47%-Obama 45%, Newt Gingrich 46%-Obama 45%. The Republicans are getting an edge because of Independents who have left Obama in droves.

    AND the poll oversampled Democrats and also sampled Registered voters (which usually favors Democrats) so the actual percents against Obama could be even higher…

    I hope some other organization does the same poll but includes Hillary–I wonder what those numbers would be…

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

    THAT IS THE $64,000 BIG QUESTION…Obama vs Hillary – who would you vote for???

    …just wait…that will evolve…that will become the question…it is too early now…but once Hillary is out of his administration, say after the midterm elections, or resigns before the 2012 election…THAT will be the question everyone is wondering about and will start asking…

    …of course the weasal knows it…

  48. confloyd

    We only impeach for blowjobs….real crimes are OK.
    ——
    No kidding!

    Especially the holier than thou’s that were preaching from their soap box… while many of them were doing the same or worse.

    Most in politics are the scumballs of the earth, they put on their Sunday face to get elected, then they lie, cheat, steal and get rich on our dime.

    It’s a game of, ‘Who do you trust’. And most American’s never look past the Sunday face image until it’s too late.

  49. Hillary hater Gail Collins weighs in on Sarah’s family and then dailer howler weighs in on Collins herself in a fitting tribute to her triviality and stupidity, with a fleeting reference to modo:
    ————————————————————————————————–
    Last week, when Collins wrote about Levi, she pretended to fold in a message about the best way to avoid teen pregnancy. This week’s column makes no such pretense. This morning’s column is simple snark, from its start right through to its end. In this column, Lady Collins, 64 years of age, clucks and snarks at a couple of teens, and at a big dope who’s 20.

    The sheer inanity of this project defines one part of our age. “We can’t agree on how to fix the economy,” Collins notes, pretending to care (see above). But then, when upper-class “journalists” simper this way, it ain’t real hard to see why.

    For the past several decades, your society has groaned beneath the weight of this trivia-soaked “journalistic” elite. Lady Dowd has always been their avatar, ever since she noticed that Walter Mondale didn’t know who to hug first (see THE DAILY HOWLER, 6/30/10). But right there on the same op-ed page, Lady Collins peddles this nonsense twice weekly, fiddling as our communities burn.

    We hope she’s devoting her body to science. Some day, when science has advanced, science may want to examine brain slices to learn where inanity comes from.

    Question: What do typical Times readers think when they encounter such columns? Have we all become so addled that we see this as political commentary? Meanwhile, if you’re a liberal, we’ll only say this: When conservatives see derisive work of this type, they are hardened in their sense that they shouldn’t pay any mind to the world which brought Collins forth. This makes it harder for seek consensus. But can you really blame them?

    Back to that Carol Leifer joke, the one which popped into our head as we read Collins’ column this morning:

    Carol used to tell a joke about the way people pretend to throw a ball, then laugh when their pet dogs are baffled. We thought of Carol’s punch line as we read today’s column. Her punch line went something like this:

    How far down the evolutionary scale are we willing to go to find someone to whom we can feel superior?

    For Lady Collins, the answer is clear. Lady Collins is pleased to announce that she’s brighter by far than Levi Johnston’s (teen-aged) sister.

    We hope arrangements are being made to study this lady in the future. Her columns will help our ancestors know how we came to ruin.

  50. This is an easy, informative read with some snark:

    He came, he saw, he spent
    By Henry Payne / The Michigan View
    In the latest stop on his “Recovery Summer” tour, rock star President Barack Obama landed in Holland, Michigan Thursday, insulted its congressman, handed American stimulus dollars to a Korean corporation, and proclaimed Obamanomics a success even as Michigan has lost 94,000 jobs since his Recovery Act was enacted. All in all, another day in the life of an increasingly unpopular president who seems to be living in an alternative universe. That universe insists that government is the source of jobs, and so Obama was in Western Michigan to declare another victory in Washington’s mission to create a new green economy. But the green economy looks like a lot of green for the well-connected. The president handed $150 million in stimulus money over to Korean CEO Peter Bahnsuk Kim of LG Chem. LG Chem is an $11 billion Korean conglomerate that hardly seems a candidate for the American Recovery Act. No wonder the program is so unpopular. Accompanying Obama was Governor Jennifer Granholm – Obama praised her as “one of the best governors in America” even as she presides over the nation’s second highest unemployment rate – who has been complaining that Washington Republicans are denying her the $500 million in stimulus money she needs to plug Michigan’s Medicaid budget hole. So here she was in West Michigan celebrating $150 million for Corporate Korea. Huh? Obama said his benevolence would create 300 jobs in Holland – but that’s $500,000 per job. At least it’s a bargain compared to the $ $1.25 million per job Obama spent on two solar companies in Arizona over the July 4 weekend. The president cheered that LG Chem batteries will go into GM’s electric plug-in Chevy Volt “so when you buy one of these vehicles, it will be stamped ‘Made in America.’” But precious few Americans will buy the $40,000 Volt (that’s BMW 3-series sticker territory) as they are targeted at well-healed consumers making over $100,00 a year in places Silicon Valley. West Michigan is suffering 12 percent unemployment yet President “Audacity of Hope” had the audacity to suggest that the stimulus “efforts we took we are no longer bleeding jobs.” In fact, since his $1 trillion Recovery Act was passed a year ago, Michigan has lost nearly 100,000 jobs. Obama couldn’t even get his manners right. Ever the partisan, he took a shot at his host, Holland Congressional representative Pete Hoekstra who was in the audience. Despite opposing the Recovery Act, Hoekstra attended the ground-breaking ceremony, he told The View, “out of respect for the office of president.” The respect was not returned. “Some made the political calculation that it’s better to obstruct than to lend a hand,” sneered Obama at the end of his remarks. “Now that doesn’t stop them from being at ribbon cuttings, but that’s OK.”

    And then the president jumped in his 10 mpg Caddy limo and headed to the next stop on his tour to transform what Americans drive.
    h t t p://www.detnews.com/article/20100715/MIVIEW/100715001/1467/opinion01/He-camehe-sawhe-insulted

  51. More Hillary 2012 articles…

    http://www.sdnn.com/sandiego/2010-07-16/politics-city-county-government/oconnor-even-the-wsj-wants-hillary-clinton-for-vp-i-told-you-so#ixzz0tsmjGqYh

    O’Connor: Even the WSJ wants Hillary Clinton for VP! I told you so!

    Now even the Wall Street Journal wants Hillary for Vice President.

    I Told You So!

    My favorite four words. I told you so!

    Weeks ago I wrote that “rumor and reality” teamed up to push Hillary Clinton as the only alternative to chaos and decline for the Democratic Party.

    Now, Wall Street Journal columnist Pete du Pont is pushing her for Vice-President, and failing that, for President.

    “All this [bad news] must be obvious to the inner circle of the current president’s administration. So what is [Obama] to do? That’s pretty simple. Just add his secretary of state to the 2012 ticket as his new running mate.”

    The bad news DuPont is cataloging is too obvious and too long for one column. However, Thursday’s Public Policy Polling poll shows Obama is in trouble. More new low marks all around. The potential Republican challengers for 2012 score higher than the President, with the exception of Sarah Palin who ties him.

    Weeks ago, the political bush-telegraph suggested Hillary replacing Biden as Vice President as soon as this summer. Biden could claim ill health, fatigue, a need to “spend more time with his family,” etc. He could then fall on his sword, allowing the more popular Hillary to campaign non-stop for the dozens of moderate Democrats in need of help.

    Already, the Obama White House has pulled Bill Clinton in for advice on the economy, plucked Hillary Clinton’s top budget advisor from the State Department, and tried to quiet congressional Democrats who are complaining and loudly and publicly about the White House’s indifference to their fate.

    [I also suggest in a much earlier column that Speaker Pelosi should “Save the People’s House, Not the White House.” ] Pelosi did the heavy lifting for the Obama Administration while getting nothing but a T-shirt stenciled “unpopular” in return.

    Hillary Clinton remains the only credible Democratic female counterpuncher to the lightening-like strikes of Sarah Palin—who lands effective blows from a Facebook page! Obama’s team wilts and whines to no avail.

    California Democrats are desperate for some aide against the projected $150 million campaign of gubernatorial candidate, and former eBay CEO, Meg Whitman. Her aggressive and hard-hitting campaign is lifting all Republican boats in this liberal state. It is only one of several potential Democratic disasters looming.

    Should Whitman win the Governor’s race, there is every likelihood that her “get out the vote” campaign apparatus—in an off-year, low turnout, huge rage election—will haul lots of “down the ticket” Republicans.

    Hillary Clinton is the only effective antidote for the Democratic party against a new wave of “Mama Grizzlies” and megawatt women who are stealing the feminist thunder from the left—who, by the way—spent decades building up massive gains for the women challenging them today.

    Ironically, Republican women and their daughters have enjoyed the legal, financial, and political achievements of the very women they are currently trying to oust.

    Who else consistently voted for equal pay, equal access to colleges, universities, medical schools, law schools, business schools, boardrooms, and now the last remaining closed door the “glass ceiling”?

    This is the Republican hidden advantage. They are riding a generational wave, created by their Democratic sisters, and calling it the “new feminism.” In addition, these women are attractive, fearless, and many are beyond rich. They are underwriting their own races.

    The private wealth of candidates like Meg Whitman is forcing Democrats to spend precious resources on a liberal state like California that used to be a “gimme.”

    Indeed, a recent Survey USApoll actually shows both A.G. Jerry Brown and Senator Barbara Boxer trailing their female Republican opponents. This pattern—liberal Democrats in trouble— is being replicated in several other, once impregnable Democratic strongholds.

    Small wonder that Speaker Nancy Pelosi is openly feuding with the White House and that her own House members have been rather raucous in caucus.

    That this possible scenario is the opening calculus for the 2012 Presidential campaign is obvious. Watch the Governors’ races this fall. The Republicans will trounce the Democrats and then control the redistricting battles, the census count funds, and the state political infrastructure to put their own over the top. The Democrats appear trapped in their own “happy talk bubble.”

    I told you so before. I tell you so again. Without Hillary Clinton the campaign trail, Republican women will crack that glass ceiling first.

    And to measure the threat Hillary poses to Obama, watch MSNBC news—the channel that channels the White House “talking points.” If Chris Matthews and company start bashing Hillary again, it is proof positive that the While House team is in desperate disarray, and more afraid for themselves, than for their party or their country.

    If either Biden or Obama is more statesman than politician, and more character than ego, he will do the right thing and move Hillary Clinton into play to checkmate the Republicans. Otherwise, I may get yet another “I Told You So” column.

  52. This was just posted by j.c. jones at Team Hillary 2010

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    Peggy Noonan wrote earlier this month, “the conclusion one hears from most “normal” American people is that the president “is in over his head, and out of his depth.” Even most progressives agree that “the Obama presidency has been a big disappointment,” according to Eric Alterman of The Nation. “That means there’s a big opportunity for Mrs. Clinton.”

    “Over the past year, its “been one failure after the next” in Obama’s Administration, and some Democratic leaders are counting on Hillary to keep the White House in 2012. Our country is sinking.
    Americans have learned Obama is too inexperienced, and Sarah Palin has to stay in Alaska .”

    After reading the latest from MANY OF THE NATIONS BIGGEST EDITORIALS, it is apparent that some in the hiarchy of the Democratic Party are definately kicking around the idea of Hillary challenging Obama in 2012 or maybe even asking Obama not to run again (stranger things have happended in the life of Hillary Rodham Clinton) and the idea even has the “mighty” Bill Oreilly and Chris Mathews talking and we all know how much they both “Love” Hillary….

    A few links for reading and watching…

    http://www.mediaite.com/online/move-over-sarah-the-hillary-for-president-drumbeat-has-begun/

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704518904575365482705270718.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_MIDDLESecond#?=&cb=fb2c76d60e379f&origin=http://online.wsj.com/f23751349b8c86&relation=parent.parent&transport=flash&type=resize&height=22

    http://www.mediaite.com/tv/bernie-goldberg-on-2012-president-race-keep-an-eye-on-hillary/

    http://www.hillaryis44.org/2010/03/03/hillary-clinton-2012-part-ii-its-the-economy-stupid/

    http://www.politicususa.com/en/Hillary-Clinton-Plans-to-Run-in-2012

    With all of this in mind we want to ask team Hillary to click the link at the bottom of the page & take the time this weekend to write to the DNC… Tell them your thoughts, tell them where you are at politically and if you agree with us – tell the DNC … Run Hillary & SAVE OUR NATION…
    Hillary’s time is NOW… and her 18 Million are Ready, Able, and Willing!
    If Hillary is asked by the Party – because of her supporters, and to save our nation – she’ll do it…We know she will…

    http://my.democrats.org/page/s/contactissues

  53. A recent NY Times Op-Ed on political winners and losers.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/16/opinion/16iht-edcohen.html

    Winners and Losers
    By ROGER COHEN
    Published: July 15, 2010

    NEW YORK — The Clintons threw a big Washington bash on June 30 for Hillary Clinton’s longtime aide, Huma Abedin, and what struck one of the many guests was the absence of anyone from President Obama’s tight White House inner circle.

    Congressional heavyweights thronged the garden of the Clinton spread on Embassy Row, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The city’s big powerbrokers and various State Department honchos were there for a party marking Abedin’s marriage to Congressman Anthony Weiner of New York. But top White House insiders largely stayed away.

    Well, as Bill Clinton told CNN recently, “I did everything I could to defeat President Obama and I wanted Hillary to win” — old wounds do not heal overnight. Indeed, they may not heal at all. When my informant said something about the old grievances not going away, the response from the hosts went something like this:

    No, they don’t and they never will. But, we’re public servants and suckers for punishment, so we soldier on.

    Speaking of soldiering on, Mrs. Clinton left for Europe the next day and while Americans celebrated July 4, she was in Armenia trying to sort out the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute and — equally thankless task — mediate between Armenia and Turkey on their disagreement over what happened in 1915.

    You’ve got to salute Hillary. She’s got guts to go with that razor-sharp mind. It’s a heck of a job being secretary of state when the White House puts a tight collar around the big issues — Afghanistan, Iran, Israel-Palestine and Iraq — and you’re left with Nagorno-Karabakh, disputed Ottoman crimes of World War I and, if you’re lucky, U.S. bases on Okinawa.

    The situation might be slightly less troubling if the boys in the White House — and they are overwhelmingly boys — were foreign-policy heavyweights. They’re not. Indeed, I’m told Henry Kissinger refers to them as “the kids.”

    Hmm, I’ll admit, there was a bit too much of a throwback to the Tina Brown “Hillary Burqa” mem (you’re about a year behind, Mr. Cohen)…. but I loved how he called the WH’s inner circle “little boys.” Couple that his a bit too late realization (like much of the media) that Hillary is far more talented than the idiots currently in the WH, and it was a good read. LOL.

  54. I wasn’t able to read your whole post this morning, but came back now to finish it and your last paragraph had me in the twilight zone for a minute. You wrote:

    The entire planet Earth demands that those whom Obama fooled with such ease, those who attacked Sarah Palin with gusto, those who slimed and smeared Hillary Clinton,…

    Here’s why: One day last week I got a letter from the democratic candidate who is trying to unseat Michelle Backmann. Across the front of the envelope in large font was “What will she say next?” I wrote a letter and enclosed it in lieu of the requested cash. I wrote that what she has said already was enough to get my vote if I lived in her district. While Betty McCullum and Amy Klobuchar were selling my children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and so on for ever, into indentured servitude with out even reading the bill of sale, Michelle was heard loud and clear to say “Whose looking out for the American people here.” This demonstrated that if Betty or Amy had the principles to speak out against the sexism and misogyny during the primary or against the atrocity committed by the rules and by laws committee – I would have been able to hear them. They didn’t speak out so the only conclusion I have is they were in collusion. What we the people of Minnesota gave them by electing them to office was not enough – they stood and stand like beggars with their tin cups hoping for something more from the thugs. To that end they respond to anything asked of them by pulling their forelock and saying “yes sir, yes sir!”

    This story is getting away from me. Anyway I told the would be Backmann challenger that if she was willing to review the minutes of the R and B committee meeting from May 31, 2008 and if she agreed with me that it was a travesty and renounce it publicly and promise to work as an elected official of the democratic party to bring the thugs who perpetrated it to justice, maybe I would consider supporting her.

    Then I called Amy Klobuchar, I don’t call McCullum any more as she is a short timer now. I told her what I wrote and asked her “How does that make you feel Thug Amy?”

    Then late last Saturday I read what Fox was going do and I called Amy and said “You know, Amy have you ever noticed that when an idea occurs to one person I simultaneously occurs to a thousand others. Fox news is going report on crap you pulled during the primary (I always hold Amy accountable for anything the democratic party/Obama does). – now here is the point of the whole story –

    I told her it is like the whole universe is straining to get the truth out.

  55. wbboei
    July 16th, 2010 at 2:27 pm
    Hillary hater Gail Collins weighs in on Sarah’s family and then dailer howler weighs in on Collins herself in a fitting tribute to her triviality and stupidity, with a fleeting reference to modo:
    ————————————————————————————————–
    Last week, when Collins wrote about Levi, she pretended to fold in a message about the best way to avoid teen pregnancy. This week’s column makes no such pretense. This morning’s column is simple snark, from its start right through to its end. In this column, Lady Collins, 64 years of age, clucks and snarks at a couple of teens, and at a big dope who’s 20.

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

    that would be the same Gail Collins I mentioned a few weeks ago who rolled her eyes on, I think it was MTP, because she was so tired of the oil spill story…just so tired of hearing about it…

  56. fifth dimention, I just wanted to tell you that I loved the article about Hillary’s inner circle…I am toooo glad their still pist….as we all are.

    I just hope Hillary will run!

    RUN HILLARY RUN!

  57. /sarcasm on

    Palin’s in trouble! She only ties Obama!

    /sarcasm off

    ==========

    “Thursday’s Public Policy Polling poll shows Obama is in trouble. More new low marks all around. The potential Republican challengers for 2012 score higher than the President, with the exception of Sarah Palin who ties him.”

  58. I wish you all could see my new profile photo on Facebook. It features The Won and a letter. The letter reads: Dear America, I resign. It has what looks like his signature and the masthead reads: The Great American Dream.

    I wish I may, I wish I might, have the dream I dream tonight as I used to recite in my childhood.

  59. the Idjit in Chief calls this “Recovery Summer”. It’s a sure sign of real trouble when the foreign press is our source of news.

    “Fed’s volte face sends the dollar tumbling

    Rarely before have a few coded words in the minutes of the US Federal Reserve caused such an upheaval in the global currency system, or such a sudden flight from the dollar.”
    (snip)

    “The signs of a deep and sudden slowdown in the US are becoming ever clearer as the “sugar rush” from the Obama fiscal stimulus wears off and the inventory boost fades. California, Illinois and other states are cutting spending, tightening US fiscal policy by 0.8pc of GDP.

    Thursday’s plunge in the Philadelphia Fed’s July index of new manufacturing orders to –4.3 suggests that the economy may have buckled abruptly, as it did in mid-2008. The Economic Cycle Research Institute’s ECRI leading indicator has tumbled, reaching –8.3pc last week. This points to a sharp slowdown or recession within three months. ”
    (snip)

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/currency/7893238/Feds-volte-face-sends-the-dollar-tumbling.html

    If these economic estimates are even 1/2 accurate, Obama is finished after two years in office.

  60. #
    confloyd
    July 16th, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    fifth dimention, I just wanted to tell you that I loved the article about Hillary’s inner circle…I am toooo glad their still pist….as we all are.

    I just hope Hillary will run!

    RUN HILLARY RUN!
    ————-
    you are so darn cute…shamelessly I have now stolen two of your words in less than a month:
    Rethugs and pist!

    Yes, please dear Hillary, run again. This time we will be more prepared for the FIGHT!

  61. It’s a sure sign of real trouble when the foreign press is our source of news.
    —–
    Ain’t that the truth!!

  62. Speaking of soldiering on, Mrs. Clinton left for Europe the next day and while Americans celebrated July 4, she was in Armenia trying to sort out the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute and — equally thankless task — mediate between Armenia and Turkey on their disagreement over what happened in 1915.
    —————————————————–
    Is this the kind of crap they are giving her to do…well it must really sux for them when she fixes it, ROTFLMAO!

  63. If these economic estimates are even 1/2 accurate, Obama is finished after two years in office.
    ———————————————————————————————-
    Yes. The world has no confidence in Obama. He inherited a recession and he is turning it into a depression. It is reflected in job losses and the declining value of the dollar.

    Herbert Hoover Obama. That has a nice ring to it. Four years of Obama will make good on Kruschew’s promise to bury us, under a mountain of inextinguishable debt reaching from here to the moon.

    What happens to ordinary people is not his concern. Bogie and Bergen will always have Casablanca. The One and The Scowl will always have Hawaii (and the Rezko mansion in Chicago.)

    The only thing he lacks is his proper place at Mt. Rushmore. Soros will find him the stone masons, in the same place he bought the Nobel Prize. Some Turkish bazaar not to far from . . you guessed it, Casablanca–where everything is for sale.

  64. Speaking of soldiering on, Mrs. Clinton left for Europe the next day and while Americans celebrated July 4, she was in Armenia trying to sort out the Nagorno-Karabakh dispute and — equally thankless task — mediate between Armenia and Turkey on their disagreement over what happened in 1915.
    —————————————————–
    Is this the kind of crap they are giving her to do…well it must really sux for them when she fixes it, ROTFLMAO!
    ——————
    Don’t you think she sets her own itinerary and agenda? I do. And I think that is a pretty good place to be right now. After all, we would like to have Turkey’s help on concessions for Iran, and possible military action if it comes to that. This will give Hillary a great opportunity to meet the leadership of Turkey again on a different basis that before, and talk about a myriad of common issues. Also, it leaves Mr. Obama at home to stew in his own juices, give American taxpayer money to Corporate Korea and insult Republicans. He is not winning many friends at the moment, except for his loyal comrades in Big Media.

  65. My comment was not where she was, but what she was working….something that happened in 1915 and they are still fighting about it.

    No I think she doing a wonderful job and I have gotten the drift that she is out there working on the Iran sanctions whereever it leads her.

  66. Shadow fax
    well I did my best to bring attention to the video but sadly it only went up 49 views 48 were mine 1 yours.

    I just don’t get it. Bambi had the upper hand because of how he efficiently co opted the news.

    Every network every local paper plays very close attention to what the buzz is. Love the fact that there are now hundred of no bama sights but without a concerted specific piece the voices wont be heard.

    If Damn I wish you were president got a half of a million hits in a night. It would be everywhere. Buzz or trending now are the terms. The alphabet may ignore the truth but they embraqce the buzz.
    What the hey I’ll give it another shot

  67. This month: July 1 4:05 p.m., July 2 7:03 p.m., July 4 5:43 p.m., July 7 2:39 p.m., July 9 3:10 p.m., July 11 8:36 a.m., July 12 3:29 p.m., July 14 4:03 p.m., July 15 11:12 p.m.

    Administrator, you’ve spoiled us with super afternoon articles. You are hitting it out of the ball park and I’m may be speaking for everyone when I say that we wait for your articles every afternoon as if they were mana from Heaven.

    Last night’s post was a great surprise and treat.

    Okay, I admit it, I’m sitting here salivating at the thought of another article TODAY. It’s past afternoon and I need a fix!

  68. Way off the mark here, but in my world it is Christmas in July weekend. My peeps do it all out with the lights the trees the whole shabang. Started out as it was an easy way for everyone to get together without comprimising in laws. Takes place in Somerset and Santa in full gear rides around on golf cart as reindeer can’t fly with the humidity. Everyone has an Rv or a trailer or a tent. Lights are strung, mountain pies are made differences are forgotten or ignored for the sake of the little ones. Carols are sung around the campfire.

    Anywho I wish you all a very Merry Christmas in July

  69. On Greta, the guy that make the West Wing is going to make the movie about JohnBoy Edward the Snake.

    Greta said she has a poll on Gretawire on if you are starting to feel sorry for John Edwards……………….

    As if……….

    Bummer, I loved West Wing, I hope that guy doesn’t make Edwards into some poor guy that was just unable to handle fame and power.
    He is a RAT!!!

  70. Henry, you’re going to laugh when you see tomorrow’s article. We were going to post it today but decided to wait. We’re all thinking alike. You are not way off the mark. 🙂

    BTW, Monica Crowley substituted for O’Reilly tonight and her opening was all about Hillary.

    Southern Born, you’ll have to wait until tomorrow. 🙂

  71. Just got an email asking me if I’d like to congratulate Chelsea Clinton and Marc Mezvinsky on their nuptials. Email states they are so touched by the outpouring of good will but they request all donations be made to a Haiti fund in their name.
    \
    What a great scam. I reported it. They probably should have waited until a day or two before the wedding as it might haqve gone unnoticed.

    I do have to say of all the scams I’ve been hit with this is one of the better ones. Also came into my inbox and not spam.

  72. admin
    Post it now pretty pretty please. I beg I beseech I implore. I don’t like to wait. And I have six frigging dogs to take care of so my freak relatives can create an I Know Man. Yeah its that corny. We build a snow man out of all the books everyone has read throughout the year. One year there were thirty I Know Men. All the books are then donated some where. Oooh and guess what these simple hard working folk are not all white not all straight and may cling to religion and a right to bear arms but I’d lay money that collectively we spent more hours last week trying to color the world in a beautiful way than that commander in thief and icky icky poo poo monster of a wife have done in their sad little cruel lives.

  73. henry
    July 16th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Shadow fax
    well I did my best to bring attention to the video but sadly it only went up 49 views 48 were mine 1 yours.
    ———-
    Now henry, if I were more sensitive, I might get upset with your polls. You get a bazillion more than I got……..

    Hehe, actually I posted it on my facebook page and put an enticing message before it. I know all the PUMAs will watch it and the few obots that I allowed to be ‘friends’ will just have to “stew in their juices” (wbb) that this Hillary supporter is still pist and beating the Hillary drum ‘in their faces’!!!!
    Too bad, so sad…….. 😆

  74. #
    admin
    July 16th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Henry, you’re going to laugh when you see tomorrow’s article. We were going to post it today but decided to wait. We’re all thinking alike. You are not way off the mark. 🙂

    BTW, Monica Crowley substituted for O’Reilly tonight and her opening was all about Hillary.

    Southern Born, you’ll have to wait until tomorrow. 🙂
    ————
    Admin, you are such a tease!!!!

  75. Gotta run up the thread and find the link too, henry.
    I’m in the mood for Hillary…….

    I guess we have to entertain ourselves since Admin just wants to tease………. 😉

  76. Well we can’t possibly feel sorry for Johnboy because if we did we would have to feel sorry for the rest of the slimeballs that started screwing around on the dying wives, such as Newt, Julianni. Forget about it…I don’t feel sorry for any of those cheaters. I draw the line on cheating when someone is dying….otherwise I don’t care who cheats on who…its their business. The hypocrites are the worst too! How could you ever trust someone who would lie and cheat on a dying person…do we think they would grow some scrupels all of the sudden??

  77. Ouch Cousin Carol is not very happy with me. We always take the garbage books from the I Know Man and add them to the fire. Way too dog earred, food stained(usually mine) or otherwise beat up books. My bad lots of bambi went afire. OOps I thought I was sorting out the trash. Oh the argument was genius. I am sitting on a porch by myself with a lap top deciding which books will be fodder and she catches me ripping “inadaquacy of Hope’ in half ans sending a cousin off with it to the fire. Best part ever ever ever is that she is so mad at me she is going to order all of Hillary’s books and then destroy them. I contained my laughter and told her she better not. Glee is what I feel she will go to the mall tomorrow and buy every Clinton book she can find and then destroy them. So funny.

  78. Damn if only I knew how to drive I’d be at the mall when it opened and give a hundred dollars or blow the whole staff to have my cousin walk in and see nothing but Hillary books at and around the register. She’d buy them all. Too funny.

  79. Well lookie what I found, Sophie Hawkins has her own blog, and here is what she wrote about Hillary before the very end of the primary. (Also, she has a post 7-3-2010 when she went to the Gulf of Mexico…)

    http://sophiebhawkins.com/wp/?cat=3

    How Could This Happen in 2008
    Author: Sophie
    05.13.2008

    Race Is Over’: Polling Firm to Quit Asking Clinton Questions

    National polling firm Rasmussen Reports announced on Friday that it
    will stop polling people about the presidential campaign of Sen.
    Hillary Rodham Clinton because her opponent, Sen. Barack Obama, will
    win the Democratic nomination.”

    No matter who your candidate- there is no question that the media has
    treated Hillary Clinton with disdain and disrespect. She is “Tanya
    Harding him, she is like Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction (this from
    NPR), she cackles, she is castrating, she needs to be taken behind the
    barn, she is in the drivers seat-and drives like a typical woman” and
    so it went. The DNC jumped if they thought there was any hint of race
    baiting but sexism-Hey- Iron my shirt bitch–no problem. This can
    never happen to a women in public life again. The media has determined
    how frightened we should be after 9/11 (yes, the NY Times included) and
    who we should nominate- No doubt they love John McCain as well -we’ll
    see who “they” choose for our President- Still not sure how women and
    the men who love them could let this happen? Is it just so endemic
    that we don’t even notice? We better start paying attention.

    Quitters Never WinBy Ellen R. Malcolm
    Saturday, May 10, 2008; A15
    When I was growing up in the 1960s, I wanted to play basketball. In
    those days, the rules said girls could dribble only three steps and
    then had to pass the ball. To make sure we didn’t overexert ourselves,
    we weren’t allowed to cross the half-court line. It’s a wonder our fans
    (our mothers) could stay awake when a typical game’s final score was
    14-10.

    It’s remarkable that my generation of women entered the workforce
    and began to compete in business, politics and the hurly-burly of life
    outside the home. How did we ever learn to locate, much less channel,
    our competitive instincts in a world that made us play half-court and
    assumed that we would be content staying home to iron the shirts? It’s
    a tremendous tribute to women of my generation that we sucked it up and
    learned to compete in the toughest environments.Which brings us to
    Hillary Clinton running for president. This brilliant woman believes
    that she can compete for the most powerful office in the world. She
    believes that she can do a better job than any of the men running to
    lead our country through these challenging times. And millions of
    Americans, women and men, believe that she is correct.Yet over and over
    again the media and her opponents have claimed that she is defeated –
    it’s over, she can’t win, she’s a loser. And over and over again — in
    New Hampshire, on Super Tuesday, in Texas and Ohio, in Pennsylvania
    last month, and in Indiana this week — female voters poured out of
    their homes to cast their ballots for her. They know that women can
    compete, and they want to make sure that women, especially this woman,
    can win.

    It’s not surprising that low-income working women are the
    cornerstone of Hillary’s success. Many of these women live on the edge
    of disaster. A pink slip, a family member’s illness, a parent who can
    no longer live alone, a car that won’t start or a mortgage rate that
    goes up — all are threats that could devastate the family. And yet
    these women do what women have done for ages. They put on a confident
    face, feed their children breakfast and get them off to school. They
    don’t quit. They suck it up and fight back against whatever life throws
    their way.

    They see in Hillary Clinton a candidate who understands the
    pressures they face. As they watch her tough it out against all odds,
    refusing to quit and continuing to compete against whatever the media
    and her opponents throw her way, they see a woman as tough and
    resilient as they are. They clearly want her to win. Her victory, I
    believe, is their victory.So here we are in the fourth quarter of the
    nominating process and the game is too close to call. Once again, the
    opponents and the media are calling for Hillary to quit. The first
    woman ever to win a presidential primary is supposed to stop competing,
    to curtsy and exit stage right.Why on earth should one candidate quit
    before the contest is finished? Democrats need not be so fainthearted.
    Both of the party’s remaining candidates have raised tens of millions
    of dollars. Both have the respect of Democrats nationwide. Each has a
    progressive agenda that stands in stark contrast to Sen. John McCain
    and his adherence to Bush administration policies.So why are some
    Democrats so afraid? We simply need to count every vote, let the
    remaining states have their say and see the process through to its
    conclusion.Hillary Clinton certainly has the right to compete till the
    end. But I believe Hillary also has a responsibility to play the game
    to its conclusion. For the women of my generation who learned to find
    and channel their competitiveness, for the working women who never
    falter in the face of pressure, for the younger women who still believe
    women can do anything, Hillary is a champion. She’s shown us over and
    over that winners never quit and that quitters never win. We’ll cheer
    her on until the game is over. And we hope that when the final whistle
    blows, we will have elected the first female president and the best
    president our country has ever had.

    The writer is founder and president
    of Emily’s List.

  80. #
    henry
    July 17th, 2010 at 12:08 am

    Damn if only I knew how to drive I’d be at the mall when it opened and give a hundred dollars or blow the whole staff to have my cousin walk in and see nothing but Hillary books at and around the register. She’d buy them all. Too funny.
    ———-
    Take a taxi henry, then take the covers off of Hillary’s books and put them over Barry’s books, so she will end up burning the appropriate books.

  81. Take a taxi henry, then take the covers off of Hillary’s books and put them over Barry’s books, so she will end up burning the appropriate books.

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

    Shadowfax, I wanta play on your team…you got some good ideas!

    By the way, I’ve forgotten how to make those little smiley icons on a comment. Can anyone help me out?

  82. shadowfax it is brilliant as she actually believes if she buys the books she’ll be hurting hillary.

    I got in so much trouble today. I had dog duty everyone goes to the beach and strings Christmas lights and whatever. All of the food all of the expenses is all paid for collectively. That way no one doesn’t attend cause they can’t pay. All inclusive four day get away with your family in Western Pa. Well I had doggy duty and found eight fillets wrapped in bacon in the fridge along with craw fish and scallops. Well as I believe in things being egalitarian I cooked up the fillets and scallops and made some asparagus with a crawfish butter cream sauce. i ALSO TWICE BAKED POTATOES(DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME) What I learned from my admonishment is that apparently dogs are not scallop eater and they wouldn’t know a crawfish butter cream saquce from a bernaise if it bit them in the ass.

  83. #
    Southern Born
    July 17th, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Take a taxi henry, then take the covers off of Hillary’s books and put them over Barry’s books, so she will end up burning the appropriate books.

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

    Shadowfax, I wanta play on your team…you got some good ideas!

    By the way, I’ve forgotten how to make those little smiley icons on a comment. Can anyone help me out?

    ——-
    You can play on my team any day Southern Born, I can teach new tricks.

    To make smiley just type these three symbols together

    : – )

    or these three together ; – )

    or a moving smile put all next to eachother : lol :

  84. See what lengths we have to go to amuse ourselves, Administrator, when you tease us like this!

  85. Well maybe Admin should break out the new post before we drag in the translator and post in Chinese.

    Henry, were you on PUMApac when we all did that?
    Someone also figured out how to post upside down.

  86. Obviously, we arent’ going to get any manna, scallops, doggie or otherwise, or the new article dropped on us tonight from that “big tease”. As my great grandma used to say, “I’ve done gone and starved.” So I’m off to bed.

    It’s been fun. 😆

  87. I was curious about the head of the New Black Panther Party. So I went to David Horowitz blog for an answer. David is now a conservative activist but he was a pink diaper baby, his parents were both members of the CPUSA, and he was one of the leading voices in the anti war movement of the 1960s, which he recounts his book Radical Son. I figured if anyone would know anything about this guy then he would. And, not surprisingly, he did. This is the guy that Barack’s AG Eric Holder was protecting when he dropped the charges against the New Black Panther Party. Unfuckingbelievable (Pardon The French).
    ——————————————–
    Racist and anti-Semite
    Leader of New Black Panther Party

    Born Paris Lewis in about 1970, Malik Zulu Shabazz has become an increasingly well-known figure in radical Black Muslim politics since the mid-1990s. He currently heads the New Black Panther Party (NBPP), whose twin hallmarks are anti-white and anti-Semitic hatred. A practicing attorney and a frequent speaker on college campuses, Shabazz earned a bachelor’s degree from Howard University and a J.D. from Howard University Law School. During his undergraduate college years, he was an aggressive campus organizer; in 1988 he founded Unity Nation, a self-described “black revolutionary” student group.

    In the 1990s, Shabazz’s militant temperament caught the eye of Khalid Abdul Muhammad, protégé of Nation of Islam (NOI) leader Louis Farrakhan; Muhammad called the young Shabazz “one of the greatest student leaders of all time.” Notorious for his venomous anti-white and anti-Jewish rhetoric, Muhammad would soon become Shabazz’s revered mentor who, according to Shabazz, “helped to shape my life and was a captain and minister over me.”

    The other major influence on Shabazz’s intellectual development was Louis Farrakhan. “I met Minister Louis Farrakhan on my college campus and it absolutely changed my life,” says Shabazz.

    Like his mentors, Shabazz is a racial separatist. “The perfect world for us [blacks] would be … a nation of our own,” he says. “… It seems almost impossible to achieve real justice within the confines of White racist America.”

    After graduating from law school and passing the bar exam, Shabazz worked as a campaign aide and spokesman for Marion Barry, the scandal-plagued, three-term mayor of Washington, DC. During that same period, Shabazz became a member of the rap music group The Defiant Giants; he took the stage name “Zulu King Paris” and helped record the album Rise, Black Man, Rise.

    Soon thereafter, Shabazz became a member of NOI. In 1995 he helped organize Farrakhan’s October 16th “Million Man March” in Washington, DC. The day before the rally, Shabazz emceed a local “Black African Holocaust Nationhood Conference,” where he declared: “America should be glad that every black man is not on a killing spree for all the suffering they [white Americans] have done.”

    In 1997 Shabazz followed his mentor Khalid Abdul Muhammad into the NBPP, quickly becoming the party’s National Attorney and National Spokesman.

    In 1998 Shabazz was named “Young Lawyer of the Year” by the National Bar Association. That same year, he ran unsuccessfully for the Washington, DC city council, garnering just 8 percent of the vote. That same year, Shabazz co-organized (with Khalid Abdul Muhammad) an NBPP-sponsored “Million Youth March” in Harlem, New York, which drew only a sparse crowd (about 6,000) and ended in clashes between the attendees and city police. Just prior to that event, Shabazz had threatened to kill any officers who might be tempted to “interfere” with the proceedings. In his address to the marchers, Shabazz said: “The only solution any time there is a funeral in the black community, is a funeral in the police community.”

    At Al Sharpton’s “Redeem the Dream” rally at the Lincoln Memorial in August 2000, Shabazz was a featured speaker and delivered what he titled his “I Have a Black Dream” speech, which specifically called for a race war in America. “For every casket and funeral in our community,” he declared, “there should be a casket and funeral in the enemy’s community.”

    In October 2000, Richard J. Rosendall, an openly gay writer and the former president of the Gay and Lesbian Activists Alliance of Washington, DC, sent Shabazz an email needling him about his poor showing as a candidate in the aforementioned 1998 city council election in DC. Shabazz’s response to Rosendall contained the following sentiments, all in capital letters: “LEAVE ME ALONE SICK LITTLE FAGGOT. …YOU WILL GET CRUSHED, LITTLE DEVIL …”

    When Khalid Abdul Muhammad died unexpectedly in February 2001, Shabazz was disconsolate. “I was beyond hurt,” said Shabazz. “I was devastated. I was crushed. … He was so strong. He was so beautiful. He was so brilliant.”

    With Muhammad gone, Shabazz took the reins of NBPP and relocated the organization’s headquarters from New York to Washington, DC. Soon thereafter, he organized a boycott against a local Korean-American-owned store after a dispute between the merchant and a black teenage girl. The demonstrators chanted, “Death to the Bloodsucker.” The store was eventually firebombed, though Shabazz and NBPP claimed no connection to that incident.

    In the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Shabazz defended Osama bin Laden and blamed President George W. Bush for the horrors of that day. During an NBPP meeting on March 22, 2002 — six months after 9/11 — Shabazz held up picture of bin Laden and praised him as a Muslim “brother” and “a bold man” who was “not bowing down” to the West, but rather was “standing up” for his beliefs and “bringing reform to this world.” Shabazz reasoned that because bin Laden had caused both President Bush and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to be “shaking and quaking,” the al Qaeda leader “got to be some kind of friend of yours and mine.” Urging his listeners to “give [bin Laden] his respect,” Shabazz said: “Let’s give him a hand, man.” His listeners responded with enthusiastic applause.

    At a pro-reparations rally in 2002, Shabazz blustered, “The President wants to talk about a terrorist named bin Laden. … The real terrorists have always been the United Snakes of America.” On a number of occasions, Shabazz has intimated that Jewish conspirators possessed exclusive foreknowledge of the 9/11 attacks and saved their own lives that day by not going to their jobs in the World Trade Center.

    Shabazz regularly trumpets his outrage over the alleged epidemic of white-on-black violence in the United States. “If any racist, straw-chewin’, tobacco-chewin’ racist redneck lays their hand on any black man or woman in this county,” he said at an April 2001 news conference in Bowie, Maryland, “crush that devil that is trying to do you harm and to do you evil in the name of God and in accordance with your legal rights.”

    Shabazz believes that all black prisoners in the United States should be set free, on grounds that they could not possibly have been tried fairly by the racist criminal-justice system of a racist nation. In 2002 he expressed his solidarity with then-murder suspect Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, who was ultimately convicted of killing a black sheriff’s deputy in Georgia. Shabazz is also a devoted supporter of convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu Jamal. In 2003 Shabazz created Black Lawyers for Justice, an organization promoting the notion that black inmates have been unjustly railroaded into their prison cells.

    Shabazz reserves perhaps his largest measure of contempt for Jews. “I say to all Jewish people and all white people,” he told a Howard University audience in April 1994 “… stop pushing your Holocaust down my throat, when the black holocaust is the worst holocaust humanity has ever seen.” Five months later at the same school, Shabazz warned: “We will never bow down to the white, Jewish, Zionist onslaught.”

    Regarding the Arab-Israeli conflict in the Middle East, Shabazz has said:

    “The New Black Panther Party stands in 100 percent solidarity with the Palestinian people. As you know, we’re strong opponents of Zionism. We’re strong opponents of the U.S. policy of strictly supporting Israel. We find no legal or legitimate basis, really for the existence of the Zionist state. … I say to the Palestinian people to continue to stand up and continue to resist and never forget the blood of the martyrs that went before them.”

    At an April 2002 protest outside B’nai B’rith headquarters in Washington, DC, Shabazz said: “Kill every goddamn Zionist in Israel! Goddamn little babies, goddamn old ladies! Blow up Zionist supermarkets!”

    Shabazz reads American history as an unpunctuated narrative of white-perpetrated racism and oppression, a reality he says the schools are afraid to teach. For example, he asserts that George Washington was little more than a slave owner who “raped black women.” “Ol’ Thomas Jefferson,” adds Shabazz, “old wooden-teeth-wearin’, wig-wearin’ Thomas Jefferson, [was] nothin’ but a slave-master, a slave-owner, an Indian-killer. Andrew Jackson! Indian killers, slave traders, slave owners!”

    In Shabazz’s calculus, not much has changed in more recent centuries. He asserts that white people continue to “get joy out of either physically hanging you [blacks], or they get joy out of mentally and politically hanging you.” In short, Shabazz considers white racism to be modern America’s defining, ever-enduring attribute.

    In the wake of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of New Orleans in September 2005, Shabazz visited that city and reported that “[w]holesale police brutality is being waged against the [mostly black] victims of this natural disaster.” He charged that police sniper units were trying to provoke black residents into behaviors that could justify “opening fire on groups of black males randomly and indiscriminately.” “[T]his is more of a racist occupation of subjugation rather than a relief effort,” said Shabazz.

    Shortly after Election Day of 2008, Shabazz became the subject of controversy when it was revealed that he had dispatched two members of his NBPP to stand outside an open polling station in Philadelphia and intimidate white voters with racial slurs and threats of violence. Shabazz instructed the men (one of whom was armed with a nightstick) to “use all means at your dispoal” to “stop angry whites” from voting against Barack Obama. On January 7, 2009, the Justice Department under President Bush filed criminal charges against Shabazz and the two men for violating the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The failure of all three Panthers to appear in court led to an order by U.S. District Judge Stewart Dalzell to seek judgments or sanctions against them. In May 2009, however, the Justice Department — now under President Obama — dismissed the case.

  88. Hey I just got off work…what you guys smokin anyway???LOL! Coded messages or secret messages…its all quiet amuzing!

  89. While everyone is asleep I thought I would post a classic song…if you are old enough to remember it….
    I have been grabbing music off of youtube and thought I would share.

    Blind Faith……….Do what you like.

    Kind of appropriate title for PUMAs in exile.

  90. take the covers off of Hillary’s books and put them over Barry’s books, so she will end up burning the appropriate books.

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

    Good, then people who want an Obama book will get a Hillary book and learn something.

    People who want a Hillary book won’t get an Obama book, because they’re too smart to judge a book by its cover.

  91. Shadowfax – what do you mean, grabbing music off youtube? Do you mean grabbing the video, or can you get the music alone (and then put it on itunes…?)

  92. Tell me how….

    Sarah Palin can soar like an eagle when her own family doesn’t realize how special she is? Where is Mr. Palin when his wife needs a family behavior wrangler?

    Bristol Palin Getting Married… to a Male Gold Digger

    Now we know why Levi Johnston apologized to former Republican VP candidate, Sarah Palin, for all the dirt he spilled about her: he wanted to get back in good with her daughter now that his aspirations for fame & fortune have fizzled.

    You see, Levi Johnston stands to make more money if he is back in the good graces of Palin’s family.

    If you recall, Johnston made an azz of himself posing for Playgirl magazine. The issue sold poorly and Johnston became a laughing stock for, shall we say… his shortcomings?

    Now Johnston has announced his engagement to his baby mama in an US Weekly exclusive. But Sarah Palin does not approve of her daughter marrying a man who publicly disrespected her entire family.

    “Bristol Palin, 19, and Levi Johnston, 20, are engaged again, Us Weekly exclusively reveals.

    “We got engaged two weeks ago,” Bristol tells the magazine. “It felt right, even though we don’t have the approval of our parents.”

    That’s right — Sarah Palin doesn’t approve. But the couple says they reconnected three months ago, while hashing out the custody details for their 18-month-old son, Tripp. Bristol and Levi were engaged once before, but called it off just weeks before she gave birth.

    “I really thought we were over,” Levi tells Us Weekly. “So when I went, I had no hope. I think we both just started talking — and then we took Tripp for a walk.”

    Bristol finishes the tale: “When he left that night, we didn’t hug or kiss, but I was thinking how different it was. He texted me: ‘I miss you. I love you. I want to be with you again’ … I was in shock.”

    Desperate women make desperate choices. Can you blame Sarah Palin for not approving of this idiot marrying her daughter? A mother knows…

    http://sandrarose.com/2010/07/bristol-palin-getting-married-to-a-male-gold-digger/
    ________________________

    Maybe Todd Palin can get off his Ski-mobile long enough to do some serious parenting, counseling his daughter against the marriage before they have to face the prospect of the next issue for public ridicule, the inevitable scandal before the divorce. The morally bankrupt Levi Johnston can’t be the only guy left in Wasilla as a marriage prospect; can he?

  93. FOX AND FRIENDS has the piece about the electon being stolen from Hillary after the commercial.

  94. FYI… Watch MSNBC this week at 1:00 EST Andrea Mitchell Reports. She will be with the Secretary on her travels this coming week.

    Got this off the Team Hillar 2012 site.

  95. I sure hope the rethugs are not stupid enough to run Newt or Jeb Bush because if they do, the dems may let Obama run and he would probably win.

    I hope to G-d that we have better choices.

    No way will I vote for Newt, Bush or Huckabee and I know many, many people who feel the same.

    We would be forced not to vote.

  96. DEMS DESERT OBAMA

    By DICK MORRIS & EILEEN MCGANN

    Published on DickMorris.com on July 16, 2010

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    Throughout the Obama Administration, the president has been able to count on the solid support of Democrats. Not anymore.

    According to the FOX News/Opinion Dynamics poll, Obama’s job approval among Democrats has dropped from 84% two weeks ago (June 29-30) to 76% on July 13-14. At 76%, this level of job approval is below any the Fox News poll has ever recorded.

    Why the collapse? Most likely it is due to liberal disappointment with the continuation of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the continued use of Guantanamo, Obama’s inability to cope with the oil spill, and his refusal to push immigration reform when he could have passed it before he lost his 60 vote majority. Undoubtedly, the renewed sluggishness in the economy is also playing its part.

    Nothing could be worse news for Obama as he enters the 2010 Congressional campaign. Democratic dissatisfaction saps turnout and undermines the president’s efforts to keep his majorities in the House and the Senate.

    But Obama is making his troubles worse by his insistence on focusing on his minority voters to the exclusion of even the white liberal electorate. Consider Obama’s decision to sue Arizona over its immigration law. The general electorate backs the Arizona statute by 59-29 according to the FOX News poll. But 38% of Democrats support it as well (50% oppose it). Obama’s refusal to prosecute the Black Panthers for voter intimidation after they stationed themselves outside a Philadelphia polling place in military uniforms with clubs also underscores the growing exclusion of whites of all stripes — including liberals — from the Obama base.

    Polarizing the electorate over hot button issues has long been a viable strategy, especially for incumbents in political trouble. But usually they do so along lines that still gives them a majority of the voters. Obama has polarized the voters but has given himself only the short end of the stick. Not very smart.

  97. With the torrid pace of HRCs life, I think they will more than one reporter. 🙂 However, one should be plenty for Os golf games. 😆

  98. Yes, indeed, NewMexFan, it’s Christmas in July time and we need a gift from administrator. (Hint, hint) 😆

    Or more idle entertainment…trying something new 🙁

  99. So why would Andrea Mitchell follow HRC around for a week?

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    Maybe Andrea wanted to see what a REAL woman is like…

    Okay who knows how to make the little smiley face with horns?

  100. Polarizing the electorate over hot button issues has long been a viable strategy, especially for incumbents in political trouble. But usually they do so along lines that still gives them a majority of the voters. Obama has polarized the voters but has given himself only the short end of the stick. Not very smart.
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    The Civil Rights movement of the 1960s produced 3 opposing views on race relations: i) color blind neutrality, ii) racial preferences, and iii) separatism. The first view, i.e. color blind neutrality was the position of Dr. King, the old NAACP, the old Democratic Party, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The second view, i.e. racial preferences was the position of the new Democratic party, the new NAACP, and the 1972 Amendments to the Civil Rights. It was controversial because it led to reverse discrimination, racial quotas and an inability to effectively address performance related issues. The third view, i.e. separatism was the view of Elija Mohammed, Malcolm X, Reverend Wright, NBBP posits the theory that whites are devils, blacks are innocent victims and they cannot live together in peace.

    Where does Barack fit within that framework? The truth is he embraces all three.

    If you judge him solely by his words, as many white liberals have up to this point, then Barack is the promise and fulfillment of a color blind society, who will heal the wounds of colonialism, tear down the walls that divide us and inspire a constructive dialog among nations of the world. In 2008, 56% of the electorate bought into that view of him.

    If you judge him by his actions, then Barack is the proponent of racial set asides, reverse discrimination and quotas. Not surprisingly, his new Financial Bill does that. So does his position on amnesty. And ultimately he will seek racial reparations for slavery. He then fends off critics with charges of reverse discrimination. He may or may not lose congress. But that is not material because he will use executive orders if necessary to achieve these perverse objectives. Conservatives get this whereas most white liberals do not.

    If you judge him by what is in his heart, then Barack is in many respects a separatist. His long term association with Reverend Wright cannot be dismissed as white liberals did, as simply a private choice of religion. His decision to protect the New Black Panther Party from prosecution despite it self avowed racist and anti semitic platform, his private remarks about white people tells you where his heart is. He is willing to use these groups to promote his power.

    In the movie Anatomy of A Murder, actor Jimmy Stewart makes a profound observation that nobody is all one thing. That is true of Barack as well. But if you had to dead reckon who he really is, then it is fairly clear that he is not a proponent of color blind equality, but is at least a proponent of racial preferences, and at times he leans toward certain tenets of black separatism, protects them and uses them in an effort to maintain power and reshape society in perverse ways.

  101. The bleeding heart socialist Obama is at it again:

    “Obey: White House Suggested Cutting Food Stamps to Pay for Education Program”

    http://washingtonindependent.com/91851/obey-white-house-suggested-cutting-food-stamps-to-pay-for-edujobs-funding

    Obama’s Sec. of Education, Arnie Duncan, is another Chicago corporate hack. He is in the pocket of “Big eduction”, ie testing companies, companies who make a buck teaching how to take tests, etc. A good example is “Kaplan Education Services” The cash cow owned by the Washington Post.

  102. I really getting excited about this next post…it must really be something! Of coarse I’m always excited about the posts but this one seems to be one everyone is anticipating!:)

    Some wacko has just maligned Hillary on Fox…talking about the BP/Lockerbee bomber BS…she was such a mean beoch…I wish I knew who she was!

  103. lorac

    Only video, music videos or other video.
    PC tricks, there are ways on a Mac, but you would have to research how.

  104. Whats with FoxNews having all these female pundits griping about Hillary. I guess they think its alright for another women to demean her…are they forgetting we had that too in 08′? We only accept real gripes without all the demeaning remarks that always go with them.

    All day its pick on the State Dept….something must be up!

  105. I apologize in advance because what I am going to write is a contrary to the euphoria of the most recent comments on this blog with regards to Hilary’s near term prospects for the presidency or *gag* the VP. My thought is not until the Obamacrat party is thoroughly destroyed. The party must be cleansed of the Obama enablers and ass kissers, and toe suckers before I will once again support a Democrat. This is not all about Hillary. It’s about reclaiming a political party that has been hijacked by a undemocratic, anti-American, anti-plain folk, elitist crowd that will continue to infest and destroy the party if they are allowed to remain within the party. There has to be a grand purge or people like myself will not be around to support it. Cancer is stopped by removing the cancerous tissue. This must be done.

  106. Confloyd, I don’t know that the possibly Christmas in July post by administrator is going to be a real zinger or not.

    He/she has given we hungry Hillary supporters some “red meat” the past few posts and it builds our hopes that Hillary will go for it. We’ve endured the starvation diet of Obama and gotten sick at the the thought of kool aid.

    So our engines are reving and ready to go. We’ve wondered around in the wilderness of the MSM and BO and Company long enough. SO when we are thrown a bone with a tiny bit of red meat on it, we are going wild for MORE, MORE, MORE.

  107. Maybe Todd Palin can get off his Ski-mobile long enough to do some serious parenting, counseling his daughter against the marriage before they have to face the prospect of the next issue for public ridicule, the inevitable scandal before the divorce. The morally bankrupt Levi Johnston can’t be the only guy left in Wasilla as a marriage prospect; can he?

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    Let me just say I am no fan of Levi Johnson, no excuse for his behavior…
    But as far as Todd or even Sarah’s parenting skills at this point, their daughter is of legal age to marry and being a woman with a child, she has the right to make that mistake and her parents can’t stop her. Also, their religious beliefs include ‘forgiveness’. (Personally, I am more in favor of ‘stung me once, you will do it again…’)

    Also, these two youngins have chemistry, raging hormones and good luck turning that off while they have a child together.

    To me, it kind of goes along with the idea of right to life, if you don’t believe a woman should ever have an abortion under any circumstances, then you also have to believe that every child has a right to be taken care of by both parents that want to be together.

    I am not a pro lifer by the way, I believe in a woman’s right to choose, without using abortion as a form of birth control in itself.

  108. Bristol palin is an adult, Sarah and Todd did their best as parents. I don’t cast any judgement on either Sarah and Todd,

    the only thing I would caution Sarah and Todd about is that this scumbag Levi has probably figured out that Sarah Palin is a powerful voice now, and potentially a president one day, and now wants to hitch his sorry self to that star.
    If I was Sarah or Todd, would not trust Levi J. one bit… not one!

    What a disgusting scum this Levi J is.

  109. shadow,

    Good points about Bristol Palin! It is in their culture that sex, especially producing a child, makes a permanent bond and he should ‘make an honest woman of her’ and ‘be a father to his child.’ By this old standard, the way he’s behaved in the press would be a minor, temporary blunder; but marriage would repair the major sin of fornication. Not that the kids’ hormones are thinking like this, 😉

    Imo Sarah’s comment was great:
    a statement read on the Today show Wednesday morning. “Bristol believes in redemption and forgiveness to a degree most of us struggle to put in practice in our daily lives.”

    That’s a way of saying he would need a lot of redemption and a lot of forgiveness!

    As to parenting skills — I agree with you. In a different class the parents might have been able to appeal to reputation, avoiding scandal.

  110. With regards to the children of Sarah Palin I think it is none of my business. I got brothers and sisters nephews nieces cousins and people that are always around that I assume are somehow related and I don’t think that I have ever agreed or understood their selections with regards to partners. Unless someone is a hypocrite I have zero interest in their sex life. Unrealistic to believe that an individual who rises to the top of political power wouldn’t express that power in a carnal way. Lewinsky story bored me Gore’s massage made me wretch. Funny that was completely dropped after less than a week.

  111. If I where a teacher trying to explain what enabling means to a freshman class. I think I would choose the kennedys. And give the role of enablers and co- dependents to the pathetic state of affairs that is the American media. Excuses , excuses, excuses.

  112. So wierd that a young girl had a baby and kept it and she is an anethema? A mother who stands beside her daughter come rain or high water is vilified? Palin’s response to the Levi story only increases my respect for her and magnifies the double standard our silly press kids try to pass off as news. Bristol had a baby with a boy that they hadn’t planned. Scary stuff even when you are not famous, but the media is all over it and again the pig gore story got two three days. Unreal.

  113. admin
    Just so ya know I am sitting at my keyboard with a fook in one hand and a knife in the other pounding my desk demanding your new post. And I don’t think I am alone. Bet if you opened your window you’d be able to hear the relentless chant of many of your readers.

  114. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is heading to South Asia on a mission aimed at refining the goals of the nearly 9-year-old conflict in Afghanistan as fears mount about the war. U.S. lawmakers are increasingly questioning the course of the war. The number of U.S. and NATO casualties in Afghanistan is on the rise. Corruption is a deep problem in Afghanistan, and members of Congress wonder about the utility of massive aid to both Afghanistan and Pakistan. Clinton will attend an international conference in Kabul on Tuesday where the Afghan government is expected to outline plans to improve security, reintegrate militants into society and crack down on corruption. She also plans to stop in Pakistan to push greater cooperation between Islamabad and Kabul. Clinton, who left Washington on Saturday, will meet up later in the week with Defense Secretary Robert Gates in South Korea, where tensions with the communist North have risen after the sinking of a South Korean warship that was blamed on the North.She will finish her trip in Vietnam for discussions with regional leaders. Among the topics will be the upcoming elections in Myanmar. snip
    h t t p://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/07/17/clinton-heads-afghanistan-fears-mount-war/

  115. A little more work on what I posted above. This is what people need to understand about Mr. Obama whatever else they may think about him, in my opinion. He is not a product of mainstream civil rights movement, but an aberration.
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    THE RACIAL POSITION OF MR. OBAMA

    The Civil Rights movement of the 1960s produced three (3) opposing views on race relations: i) color blind neutrality, ii) racial preferences, and iii) separatism. The first view, i.e. color blind neutrality was the position of Dr. King, the old NAACP, the old Democratic Party, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. It enjoyed broad support within the society. The second view, i.e. racial preferences was the position of the new Democratic party, the new NAACP, and the 1972 Amendments to the Civil Rights. It was controversial because it led to reverse discrimination, racial quotas and an inability to effectively address performance related issues. The third view, i.e. black supremacy was the view of Elijah Mohammed, Malcolm X, Reverend Wright, NBBP that whites are a priori devils, blacks are innocent victims and this must be redressed through revolution. Until now this was a fringe movement.

    Where does Barack fit within that framework? The truth is he opportunistic and panders to all three views to one degree or another. However, the inevitable drift of his presidency will be from moderate to increasingly extreme as we approach 2012.

    1. If you judge him solely by his speeches, as many white liberals have up to this point, then Barack is the promise and fulfillment of a color blind society, a great shaman and healer of the wounds of colonialism, an enlightened citizen of the world who will tear down the walls that divide us and unite the planet. In 2008, 56% of the electorate bought that view of him. Now white liberals who believed his words complain whatever became of the candidate I voted for.

    2. If you judge him by his actions, then Barack has shown himself to be a proponent of racial set asides, reverse discrimination and quotas. Not surprisingly, the “reform” legislation he has passed does precisely that. So does his position on amnesty. And you can be sure he will seek racial reparations for slavery. His criticism of the Supreme Court for not going far enough to redress social consequences of racial inequality is the tip-off. He labels those who oppose him for whatever reason as racists. Conservatives understand that he is a race hustler whereas most white liberals do not.

    3. If you judge him by what is in his heart, then Barack is in many respects a black supremacist . His long term association with Reverend Wright cannot be dismissed the way white liberals did, as simply a private choice of religion. His decision to protect the New Black Panther Party from prosecution despite its self avowed racist and anti -Semitic platform, his refusal to prosecute black on white voting rights crimes, his racist remarks about white people and his promotion of black revolutionary Van Jones to Czar speaks volumes on where his heart is.—and where his actions will ultimately lead.

    In the old Hollywood movie ”Anatomy of A Murder”, actor Jimmy Stewart makes a profound observation that nobody is all one thing. That is true of Barack as well. But if you had to dead reckon who he really is, then it is fairly clear that he is not a proponent of color blind equality, but believe is an advocate for racial preferences, and at times he leans toward certain tenets of black separatism. This distinction is critical to understanding who Obama is and what he will do. The message to white liberals and all others who made the mistake of voting for him is this: talk is cheap, actions are what counts, and actions will follow what is in the heart.

  116. This is hilarious if it were not so sad. That fucker Brezenski(whatever is his spelling) now thinks Obama has failed to address the malaise (oh, he shouldn’t have gone there) that little people are feeling with one overarching idea (he does not know what it is either) or failed to articulate a resounding response to the little malaise-originators like Palin, Gingrich or Romney..

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2010/07/16/carters_nsa_brzezinski_senses_malaise_with_obama.html

  117. “That fucker Brezenski(whatever is his spelling)”

    you mean the same one who said “what does Hillary know about governing, all she did is serve Tea and have Tea Parties”

    and then said about Sarah Palin “nothing but a joke”

  118. color blind neutrality was the position of Dr. King, the old NAACP, the old Democratic Party, and the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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    Does anyone have handy some good quotes supporting ‘color-blindness’? Some people now are reflexively attacking that term.

  119. Eat the rich.

    You should check out the headline photo of Barry on Drudge.

    Barry is gonna be pist, again…………

  120. Oh……….and this is nice on Drudge too:

    OBAMA NOW DEFENDS HEALTH INSURANCE MANDATE AS A TAX… DEVELOPING…

  121. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is heading to South Asia on a mission aimed at refining the goals of the nearly 9-year-old conflict in Afghanistan as fears mount about the war.

    U.S. lawmakers are increasingly questioning the course of the war. The number of U.S. and NATO casualties in Afghanistan is on the rise. Corruption is a deep problem in Afghanistan, and members of Congress wonder about the utility of massive aid to both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    Clinton will attend an international conference in Kabul on Tuesday where the Afghan government is expected to outline plans to improve security, reintegrate militants into society and crack down on corruption. She also plans to stop in Pakistan to push greater cooperation between Islamabad and Kabul.

    Clinton, who left Washington on Saturday, will meet up later in the week with Defense Secretary Robert Gates in South Korea, where tensions with the communist North have risen after the sinking of a South Korean warship that was blamed on the North.

    She will finish her trip in Vietnam for discussions with regional leaders. Among the topics will be the upcoming elections in Myanmar.

    At the Kabul conference, she will renew Washington’s commitment to support Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s government, but press him to follow through on reform pledges he made earlier this year.

    Richard Holbrooke, President Barack Obama’s special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, has said the conference “will be a very important international demonstration of support” for Karzai and his administration.

    But Holbrooke acknowledges concerns that the war and the reconstruction effort are not going as hoped or planned.

    He told Congress this past week that “there are significant elements of movement forward in many areas, but I do not yet see a definitive turning point in either direction.”

    Last month was the deadliest of the war for international forces: 103 coalition troops were killed, despite the infusion of tens of thousands of new U.S. troops. So far in July, 54 international troops have died, 39 of them American. An American service member was killed by a blast in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, and an American died in a blast in the south on Friday.

    At the same time, international troops working with Afghan forces say they have killed or captured dozens of senior insurgent figures since April as they aggressively step up operations against the Taliban leadership. But those successes haven’t slowed the pace of militant attacks, which continue daily, killing dozens of people each month.

    The administration has said it will review its Afghan strategy at year’s end. The slow progress against the Taliban and the disruptive effects of the firing of the outspoken American commander there last month, have led to a growing unease among many in Congress, including leading members of Obama’s own party.

    Democratic Sen. John Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said it’s not clear that the administration has a solid strategy for prevailing. The committee’s top Republican, Sen. Richard Lugar, decried “a lack of clarity” about U.S. war goals.

    Democratic Sen. Carl Levin, who leads the Senate Armed Services Committee, has said that while there remains “solid support” for the war among Democrats, “there’s also the beginnings of fraying of that support.”

    In the House, Democratic Rep. Nita Lowey has put a hold on nearly $4 billion in assistance to Afghanistan, demanding that allegations of corruption be addressed and that the Afghan government be held accountable.

  122. what the hell?

    Arthel Neville is now on Fox News. Wasn’t she on CNN before?

    Was she like Roland Martin? another Obot?

    I cant remember how she was like on CNN, but I am sure Fox won’t stand for any idiot Obots on their lineup.

  123. Turndown, in 1896 the US Supreme Court decided the case of Plessy vs Ferguson, which established the doctrine of separate but equal which remained the law of the land until Brown vs Board in 1954. Justice John Marshall Harlan (the elder) was the sole dissenting justice in the Plessy case and he is the one who first enunciated the doctrine of a color blind constitution, which Obama and his cronies would now sweep away, not by words but by conduct:

    “Our Constitution is color-blind, and neither knows nor tolerates classes among citizens.… In my opinion, the judgment this day rendered will, in time, prove to be quite as pernicious as the decision made by this tribunal in the Dred Scott case.… The present decision, it may well be apprehended, will not only stimulate aggressions, more or less brutal and irritating, upon the admitted rights of colored citizens, but will encourage the belief that it is possible, by means of state enactments, to defeat the beneficient purposes which the people of the United States had in view when they adopted the recent amendments of the Constitution.”

  124. Turndown, when we think of the name Harlan today we think of the conservative member of the Supreme Court who along with Frankfurter wrote alot of dissenting opinions, since they were outnumbered by Warren, Black, Douglas, Brennan and a passing parade of swing voters who typically and characteristically swung left, i.e. Clark, Goldberg, Fortas, etc. That John Marshall Harlan was a product of the Ivy league, trained as a prosecutor under Emery Bruckner and was a first rate legal mind. As a matter of fact, he is the one who coined the term reverse discrimination.

    As I recall, Harlan (the elder) was his grandfather and was a man of the western frontier. His values and judicial temperament were forged in that challenging environment which prized rugged individualism over other characteristics. I have no doubt that during the course of his early career he met black buffalo soldiers and freed slaves who proved their mettle to him. Like the rest of his peers he was swept along by the wave of manifest destiny and he had the courage to dream about a new society which would be based on merit and would reject the race and class based pecking order of the east.

  125. I refuse to be labeled a racist by people who don’t have a clue about the word’s origins. Perhaps they do, but the gig is up now. As easily as I learned who created that word (Trotsky) and the purpose, so will others.

    “It turns out that the word was invented by none other than one of the principal architects of the 74-year Soviet nightmare, the founder and first leader of the infamous Red Army, Leon Trotsky.”

    “…the actual concept behind the word (even though he hadn’t invented it quite yet) — that ethnocentric “backwardness” must take a back seat to “enlightened” internationalism — was often used by Army-Navy Commissar Trotsky as a rallying cry for good Red Army communists to embark upon murderous rampages against peoples who resisted having their traditional way of life paved over and replaced with an alien system.” Sounds familiar?

    NAACP using true and tried tactics, what a surprise…not.

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