Medical Alert: Hopium OD; And Hillary Clinton’s Warning To The Tea Party

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Today Politico is advancing the notion that Hillary Clinton has issued a “warning” to the Tea Party. We’ll report, you decide. Is Hillary Clinton talking about the Tea Party or someone else?

Clinton’s warning for the tea party

Getting elected will bring candidates propelled by the tea party “down to earth,” Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in an interview on Thursday.

“Well, I’ve seen a lot of people run for office and say a lot of things, and then when they have the burden of holding office and the responsibility that goes with it,” Clinton said, “I’ve seen them become very sobered, very quickly, about the challenges we face domestically and internationally.”

“You know, nobody said it better than Mario Cuomo, who said, ‘You campaign in poetry, and you govern in prose.’ Sometimes the poetry can get kind of hot,” Clinton added, “and a little over the top, but the prose brings you down to earth.”

Clinton spoke in Jerusalem with Christiane Amanpour of ABC’s “This Week,” which will show the interview on Sunday.

Um… who has campaigned “in poetry” with flowery words? Certainly it has not been the Tea Party activists. If anything the charge is that the Tea Party is a bunch of screaming loons. There is someone… who provided “tingles” up the legs of Big Media “personalities” but it has not been Tea Party people.

Has Christine O’Donnell campaigned “in poetry”? Has Sharon Angle campaigned “in poetry”? Has Sarah Palin been a font of poetic language? Certainly that has not been the charge.

There is one person who gave flowery speeches that Hillary Clinton knows all too well. Who is that?



[Update: JanH found a link to the Hillary interview. Unfortunately the code is disabled but you can watch the video HERE. Notice how Hillary answers the question about foreign policy and the Tea Party by adding “domestic” policy into the mix. As to the Hillary is “out of politics” line by Amanpour, lately Hillary reminds everyone that “by law” she is out of politics.

And any doubt that Hillary Clinton was referring to Obama in the clip is dispelled with this find by Fifth Dimension:

“Yes, found it. From January 2008:

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-502443_162-3701251-502443.html

“COMMERCE, CALIF. — Lately Hillary Clinton has taken to quoting former New York Governor Mario Cuomo on the stump. “You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose,” Clinton tells her crowds. It’s another subtle way to target Barack Obama. The Clinton camp feels that the path to the Democratic nomination runs through her ability to paint Obama as a “talker not a doer.”]

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Hillary Clinton is absolutely correct when she says that results are what matter. Saying you will close Guantanamo Bay prison is easy to say. Closing Guantanamo Bay, when zero facts have changed from the time you made the promise to the time you assumed office, is another matter entirely.

Saying you will be a “uniter not a divider” is easy to say. Talk is cheap. Cheap hucksters say things all the time. It’s results that matter.

It’s results that matter not “Hope” or promises to “heal the planet”. Results.

Yesterday we discussed the latest bumbling from the Obama OAF operation at the DNC. Not Your Sweetie has the fun details. Instead of results Obama OAFs at the DNC decided to “brand” a new logo.

As Wbboei pointed out Logos are one of Obama’s obsessions.” Not results but logos. More propaganda rubbish.

Lorac added:

“One of the first was the totally-made-up “Office of the President Elect”, with their cutting-edge logo around it.

Maybe we’ll see a new, equally historic, new logo soon, “The office of the outgoing (lame duck) President”, and below it could say “Historic marker No. 345, BO historically becomes the first black president to lose his bid for a second term”

The “lame duck” logo – that will be “unprecedented” to employ one of Obama’s favorite idiocies. Perhaps we can expect a logo to explain why Republicans have the “hot” candidates and Obama Dimocrats have losers. In an article about why there are no equivalents to Sarah Palin or Glenn Beck on the Left there is this bit about the Obama “brand” which is the only thing that has concerned Barack Obama ever (recall why Obama dumped Jeremiah Wright – it wasn’t “God Damn America” but rather Wright’s personal slams against Obama):

“Certainly President Obama himself has had celebrity similar to Beck and Palin, says branding expert Mark Stevens. But that celebrity has taken a beating. “For a pure branding perspective, it’s the greatest rise and fall of a brand in world history, he says. Obama had risen to a rarified stratosphere of fame and impact, he says, the kind achieved by few – a human brand on the level of a Martin Luther King or Muhammad Ali. But that turned around quickly. “When Obama had his hand on the Lincoln bible at inauguration, he never could have believed if we would have told him Glenn Beck’s brand would be more important than his two years later.”

To have goodwill associated with a “brand” the product has to be a worthy one. The Obama obsession with his brand and the sparkling new DNC/OAF logo is a joke because the product they are trying to brand is a piece of junk. As we wrote yesterday:

“At the center of the Oval Office website redecoration is the new logo for Obama Dimocrats – a big “O” surrounding a little “D”. No doubt this is some sort of Maoist paean to Barack Obama and now the once great Democratic Party of FDR is the “O”bama Dimocratic Party.

To us however it is a call for Obama Dimocrats to continue to OD on death dealing Hopium peddled by an addled flim-flam con artist from Chicago.”

The new DNC/OAF logo is but the latest flim-flam from the Obama operation. A few days ago Jon Stewart’s interview of DNC Chair Tim Kaine provoked guffaws:

With the midterm elections looming and the Democrats looking to take more losses than many predicted just a few months ago, DNC chairman Tim Kaine bravely joined Jon Stewart on The Daily Show last night. Stewart has been a consistently vocal critic of the Democratic Party’s political efforts and was not reluctant in sharing his criticism to the former Governor of Virginia and current party chair. The segment opens with Stewart plainly stating “you’re in trouble dude,” and gets more entertaining from there.

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon – Thurs 11p / 10c
Tim Kaine
www.thedailyshow.com
Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party

You’re in trouble dude because your obsession with logos and brands and poetry only fascinate Haiku writers like “creative class” Hopium drug mules like Chris Bowers. As to Kaine’s assertions that so much has been done by this Corrupt Congress of Doom, Julian Zeilzer has a warning:

“The list of legislation that has passed the 111th Congress is impressive: an economic stimulus bill, health care reform and financial regulation, among others. Some commentators have compared this Congress with the 73rd and 74th (the early New Deal) and the 88th and 89th (the Great Society).

It is too early to tell whether this Congress will have the same kind of impact as those earlier ones. We don’t yet know what will happen to the measures that have passed when they are implemented, whether they will have the same kind of long-term success in achieving their objectives as measures such as the Wagner Act (1935) and the Civil Rights Act (1964). Nor do we know whether the bills will last over time. It is important to remember that there are many landmark bills, such as the loophole-closing Tax Reform of 1986, that unravel after passage.”

Zeilzer has a warning about the “poetry” that has been forced on the nation:

“But we can discern three important differences between the current Congress and those of the past that can help us understand the challenges facing everyone who operates in the current fraught political environment.

The first difference is that the 111th Congress passed major controversial bills that impose many costs but don’t provide a clear set of universal benefits.

One of the defining aspects of the New Deal and Great Society periods was that Congress passed legislation that provided sizable benefits to large portions of the population. Between 1933 and 1936, millions of Americans went to work and received paychecks as a result of the public works programs that Congress put into place. Industrial workers could finally join unions and act as a collective bargaining force as a result of the Wagner Act. The law gave workers a new sense of economic security and a path into the middle class. The Old Age Assistance and Old Age Insurance programs, both part of the Social Security Act of 1935, alleviated the problem of poverty among the elderly.

Similarly, the 88th and 89th Congresses delivered. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 transformed the lives of African-Americans by ending public segregation and protecting their right to vote. Medicare provided hospitalization insurance and physician coverage to all elderly Americans who had participated in the work force. The Immigration Act of 1965 ended the national origins quota that had been a source of anger for two generations of Americans — most of them middle-class voters — whose families had entered the U.S. between the 1880s and 1920s. In both periods, Congress offered powerful incentives for beneficiaries to remain loyal to the Democratic Party. Even after the conservative revolution of the 1970s, conservatives would discover the difficulty of retrenching these popular programs or winning over Democratic beneficiaries.

The new Congress has not passed as much legislation that offers these kinds of universal benefits. The economic stimulus bill came closest, but Democrats, with the White House resisting, did not devote as much to public works programs as in the 1930s or to assistance for state and local governments. While the health care reform legislation will provide coverage to more than 30 million Americans, the bill will also leave a majority of middle-class Americans holding the same health care plans as before and will require millions of others to purchase coverage. Future cost savings are unclear because many provisions were stripped from the bill in response to the health care lobby. The financial regulation attempts to curb certain kinds of speculative behavior on Wall Street, but the bill does not deliver tangible benefits to most Americans.”

Obama’s national health scam is the same scam he ran in Chicago. Obama conspired, at the height of his popularity when he did not need to strike corrupt deals, with the very people (Billy Tauzin) he attacked during the campaign “in poetry” to produce a “reform” which is a lie.

Perhaps we will get a new logo to explain why Dimocratic candidates are spending more money on anti Obama health scam advertisements than on pro Obama health scam advertisements. Perhaps we will get a logo to explain why in the golden age of Obama poverty is soaring. More from Zeilzer:

“Congress has passed these programs, moreover, with few bipartisan votes. This leads to a second difference. The 111th Congress is much more polarized than those of the New Deal and Great Society periods.

While partisan tensions remained high throughout the 20th century and the leaders of the parties were always willing to fight over key issues, bipartisan coalitions formed on a large number of bills from 1933 to 1936 and from 1965 to 1967.

Within most congressional committees during those earlier periods, bipartisan alliances were strong (to the frustration of many liberals). Southern committee chairmen worked closely with ranking Republicans to pass bills that some members of both parties could support. Within the House Committee on Ways and Means, Chairman Wilbur Mills (D-Ark.) worked closely with Rep. John Byrnes (R-Wis.) to design the fiscal and administrative structure of programs such as Medicare. When Lyndon B. Johnson pushed for the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Sen. Everett Dirksen (R-Ill.) helped him end the Southern filibuster and brought 27 GOP votes. [snip]

The third difference is the frenzied media environment in which legislators now govern.

The earlier Congresses took place at the height of the newspaper-based, objective era of professional journalism. Reporters tried to keep their viewpoints out of stories, and politicians had time to consider their response to them. When Johnson was president, there were still only three television networks, each of which devoted only a half-hour to the news.

Today, the media have gone wild.”

Obama supporters who deplore Republicans somehow can’t explain the broken “uniter not a divider” promise. Hillary Clinton warned that the special interests would not go away. She was mocked by Obama goons who heard celestial choirs. Hillary Clinton warned that Republicans would stick by their political viewpoints and guns. Hillary was denounced, by Barack Obama himself, as the problem whose “scars” were due to her own intransigence and unwillingness to work with Republicans.

Likewise, the many Obama supporters who called for Obama’s election because he was a “media darling” now bemoan the news reports of Obama’s bumbling. The JournoListers made Obama the “media darling” and now we all pay the price. The Big Media Party elected their unqualified stooge and foisted him on the American public and now the public is fighting back.

Barack Obama and his thugs want to “brand” a piece of junk. The Nobel Peace Prize used to have a great brand – the gold standard of achievement. But now the Obama “brand” has reduced the Nobel Peace Prize into a solid gold piece of junk. It was an undeserved award to a man of zero accomplishments.

The DNC/OAF can wave their new logo or Nobel Peace Prize medal like a glass marble in the hands of a hypnotist all they want. But logos and prize medals won’t change the fact that the underlying product is a piece of junk.

This November Americans will throw out the garbage.

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227 thoughts on “Medical Alert: Hopium OD; And Hillary Clinton’s Warning To The Tea Party

  1. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_election_lookaheadhttp://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_election_lookahead

    Tilted toward the GOP from the start of the year, the political environment has grown even more favorable for Republicans and rockier for President Barack Obama and his Democrats over the long primary season that just ended with a bang.

    With November’s matchups set and the general election campaign beginning in earnest Wednesday, an Associated Press-GfK poll found that more Americans say the country is headed in the wrong direction than did before the nomination contests got under way in February. Also, more now disapprove of the job Obama is doing. And more now want to see Republicans in control of Congress rather than the Democrats who now run the House and Senate.

    The country’s pessimism benefits the out-of-power GOP, which clearly has enthusiasm on its side. Far more people voted this year in Republicans primaries than in Democratic contests, and the antiestablishment tea party coalition has energized the GOP even as it has sprung a series of primary surprises.

  2. I wonder when the new Øbama coloring book comes out? Maybe the administration will bring out a new Colorforms doll of Michelle Obama where the little ones can put on the hideous outfits that Michelle has modelled for the world in the past. A new video game of Øbama saving the Muslim world from the infidel Christian crusaders would sell millions, no doubt. Wouldn’t that be fun for everyone? I can’t wait to see what other gimmicks these marketing geniuses have up their sleeves.

  3. Chris O’Tingles must be trying to drum up viewership from the meager Hopium soaked he usually gets. O’Tingles is saying things the Hopium Guzzlers don’t want to hear:

    http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2010/09/15/chris-matthews-bets-liberal-guest-christine-odonnell-wins-november

    Chris Matthews on Wednesday departed from the liberal media conventional wisdom that Tea Party candidate Christine O’Donnell’s defeat of Republican favorite Mike Castle was good news for Democrats and President Obama.

    Quite the contrary, the “Hardball” host has become extremely pessimistic about Democrat chances to retain Congress in the upcoming midterm elections, so much so that he likened his Party to the Titanic.

    The boat is sinking,” he told fellow liberal David Corn. “The establishment is sinking.”

    When Corn tried to push back on Matthews’ view, the devout liberal said, “I take O`Donnell. How many points are you going to give me?” (videos follow with transcripts and commentary):

    DAVID CORN, MOTHER JONES: Two points. First, you have — we have to see how these Tea Partiers do with a general election audience. And the second point —

    CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Oh, you`re taking the –

    CORN: No, no, no.

    MATTHEWS: You are trying to deny —

    (CROSSTALK)

    CORN: See what happens.

    MATTHEWS: You`re still denying it.

    CORN: I was on last night. You know I`m not denying it. I think they`re major threats to the Democrats. But we got to see what happens.

    MATTHEWS: Well, let me get this straight. As the Titanic sinks and it`s all the way up to the top decks, and it`s already up to the top decks, well, let`s see how it affects the first class passengers. The boat is sinking. The establishment is sinking.

    CORN: Listen, Leonardo is still holding on tight. And we see how — what happens to him.

    (LAUGHTER)

    CORN: But the other point is, you know that presidential primaries are like family holiday gatherings. All of the internal dysfunctions get played out. And so, really what happens right now, whether the establishment comes and supports people like Christine O`Donnell or not, those passions are going to be really stirred up and if you see Karl Rove continuing to battle with the Tea Party forces, then I think it will put more pressure and create more anger on the far right that will turn into explosive.

    MATTHEWS: OK.

    CORN: You know — it will be explosive.

    MATTHEWS: You`re using a lot of words, David. Usually, you`re much more punchy. The reason you`re taking a lot of words —

    CORN: I`ll make it simple —

    (CROSSTALK)

    CORN: I think it`s still hard for the Republicans.

    MATTHEWS: I look at Rand Paul, that the guy is going to win. I look at Pat Toomey now and I hate to say, this is a guy who`s going to win. I think the right has got the upper hand now going into this general election. And I`m looking at these numbers —

    CORN: But they always — they always did.

    MATTHEWS: They have the upper hand. Your thoughts.

    Wow! Matthews now thinks Paul and Toomey are going to win. But it gets better:

    MICHELLE BERNARD, MSNBC POLITICAL ANALYST: But if you look at the people who have been basically sent running from the Republican Party this year, we`ve got Crist, Arlen Specter, Lisa Murkowski — there is definitely a lot of dissension within the Republican Party, and, quote-unquote, “establishment people,” could literally see themselves completely knocked out of Republican politics by the time we get to 2012.

    CORN: But at the same time — but at the same —

    MATTHEWS: So, the establishment lost every one of these races, they`re at the bottom of the league. The people that are winning are all the challengers. And I just — every night it happens, I say, this can`t happen. Castle can`t lose. Specter can`t lose. They all lose.

    The establishment of the politics of America is playing defense now and they`re losing.

    CORN: The Republican establishment — all those Republicans who are beaten, most of them would probably have done very well in general election. What we`re worrying about now, what some people are worrying about is that — is that Castle would have done better than Christine O`Donnell.

    I mean, Murkowski would have an easy walk to re-election, right? Joe Miller probably will win, but he has a smaller chance of winning, at least that`s the constitution wisdom at the moment.

    MATTHEWS: I take O`Donnell. How many points are you going to give me?

    CORN: How many points will I give you?

    MATTHEWS: Yes, how many you give. Because you keep acting like this is all over, that she`s going to lose.

    CORN: No, but I don`t believe it`s all over.

    MATTHEWS: Right.

    CORN: But I do believe that the Republicans have this internal split —

    MATTHEWS: OK. OK. I get back to this.

    CORN: — that they still haven`t dealt with.

    MATTHEWS: I can`t see the Republican convention meeting, wherever they`re going to meet, in Tampa, right? They`re down there and they`re thundering in there with delegates, one of these Tea Partiers after another, storming the gates, all excited about they`re going to get rid of the 14th Amendment, get rid of, what, the 17th Amendment, energize the 10th Amendment, love the Second Amendment, and then they go pick Romney, Tim Pawlenty.

    CORN: But who`s the Tea Party candidate?

    MATTHEWS: I don`t see how it happens.

    CORN: But who`s the Tea Party candidate? Sarah Palin? Who else?

    MATTHEWS: Yes.

    CORN: Well, what if she doesn`t run?

    MATTHEWS: Well, I don`t know what happens.

    CORN: What happens to them?

    MATTHEWS: I don`t see what — I`m asking the question.

    BERNARD: I don`t — I don`t think this is the death now for, quote- unquote, “establishment people,” like Mitt Romney. He`s a good guy. I think — we just don`t know. I know you think it`s funny —

    (CROSSTALK)

    MATTHEWS: I think you like establishment-type Republicans.

    BERNARD: I do.

    CORN: He also knows — he knows how to change his skin. He already sent money to Christine O`Donnell.

    BERNARD: But he`s also never going to campaign like Christine O`Donnell. We are never going to see that type of a flip-flop, I hope, from Mitt Romney or others, I hope.

    (CROSSTALK)

    BERNARD: We`re not going to see someone like Christine O`Donnell —

    MATTHEWS: — abortion rights.

    CORN: These guys run the way they run and then they look to the vice president to sort of send that message.

    BERNARD: We will not see a Christine O`Donnell on the Republican ticket in 2012.

    (CROSSTALK)

    MATTHEWS: The tea point is boiling and steaming and it`s going to make that whistle sound when it`s ready to coffee.

    BERNARD: Absolutely.

    MATTHEWS: The whistle is making that sound.

    (CROSSTALK)

    MATTHEWS: You try to put a lid on that (INAUDIBLE).

    In the final segment of “Hardball,” Matthews really drove this point home:

    MATTHEWS: Let me finish tonight with a question. Just where do you think this explosion of voter anger we saw last night in Delaware and have seen growing in voters in Pennsylvania, Florida, Utah, Nevada, Kentucky, Colorado and in just about every poll across the country is going to take us?

    Last night, as the dust began to clear, I heard progressive glee that the anger was on the verge of burning itself out, that the victory of Christine O`Donnell in Delaware like that of Sharron Angle in Nevada, was throwing away the election. How could voters in the general election go so far as to elect one of these candidates the angry primary voters have kicked pup?

    I supposed I had my eyes on something different. While others were seeing dead people, the defeated Mike Castle, who was supposed to be strong this November, I saw the strength of the flames that consumed him and will consume many others this rapidly approaching election night. I have waited all my adult life for an election in which voters have the fire to reach up and burn those who have been running the show for decades. But I didn`t know it would come from the right and center.

    2010 could be the first year in modern times when being in office in Washington and part of Washington is the worst possible credential when facing voters. I don`t know how far the fire will burn. Based upon last night`s returns, I expect it has a long way to go. It could topple the House and, yes, the U.S. Senate. It could bring the defeat of people who feel even now they are not endangered. It could produce an election night spectacle of name brand politicians standing before stance supporters saying their careers are kaput.

    Why is this happening? Because this economic system is failing to produce the security and opportunity people have come to expect in this country. In this middle-class country, the middle class are scared and when people are scared, they get angry. They sense a rot at the top and are ready to chop it off.

    If the plan of those in power to raise a ton of cash and run nasty TV ads saying you can`t vote for this new person, that he or she is flawed — I expect the voter will say, “Are you telling me I have no choice but to vote for you? Are you saying that I, this little voter out there, dare not take a chance on someone who has not yet let me down as you have? If that is what you`re telling me, that I have no choice, well, Mr. Big Stuff, you just have to wait — stay up late election night and see what I have done.”

    Wow! It appears Mr. Matthews is starting to understand just how strong this anti-Democrat, anti-big government movement is.

    The only question remaining is when will the rest of his liberal colleagues in the media?

    Will they get it before Election Day?

  4. From close to the getgo, Hillary warned that Obama’s words were devoid of meaning. When you think about it, was that not an incredible and very public statement she made near ‘the beginning’? How could it be so? All those trillions of words … meaningless?
    Yep. As she always does, Hillary chose her words carefully, accurately.
    Thanks admin, for bringing this to the fore.

  5. Great post! This is what you get when you hire a used car salesman for President, lemons. “THe establishment is sinking”…Hillary’s karma is almost full circle.

  6. Tweety had an ad on Fox advertising his Hardball show. No, Tweety, I will not forgive you for your audacity. No, no matter how much you repent. Never. You are wasting your ad dollars….too little too late. Never. Ever.

  7. A can not believe that was Tingles talking!

    Maybe it’s a sucker-punch – you know, lower expectations? I mean, is he serious?

    Stunning.

  8. ROUND 2012:
    HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON (D) vs. SARAH PALIN (GOP)

    One thing I learned: Never convince a voter to change party affiliation.
    I never knew who Sarah Palin was.
    Then someone gifted me with her best-selling tome and I went rogue.
    Before Sarah Palin there was Hillary Rodham Clinton.
    I loved the way she exclaimed, “Absolutely!”
    When interviewed for her autobiographical masterpiece,
    Copies of which I bought for giveaways.
    I voted for Hillary Rodham Clinton in the primary.
    Kith and kin voted for Barack Hussein Obama (Hmm, hmm, hmm).
    There’s a lot of drama within our familial and familiar circles.
    United in our diversity.
    We were divided and subdivided
    By political fortunes as well as misfortunes.
    The immediate members of our family were Republicans.
    I was the lone Democrat.
    When Barack Hussein Obama (Hmm, hmm, hmm)
    Materialized, they declared themselves Independent.
    My vote was all set for Hillary Rodham Clinton.
    Journolists in the payroll of male chauvinist piglets hillaried her for his audacity of hope
    A la Rev. Wright g_ddamning America.
    As far as I know, had it been a Republican primary,
    Hillary could have grabbed the nomination.
    In fact she reached the highest ceiling of popular votes.
    The day she conceded I died a certain death.
    From the chrysalis of my grief
    I metamorphosed into a Republican.
    The rest of kith and kin switched party affiliation.
    The rest of kith and kin turned Democrats..
    It’s the fault of George W. Bush, they said.
    No, I countered, it’s the fault of Botox Pelosi and Dirty Harry
    And the rigging of the caucuses by ACORN left wingers
    While moderates like Ferraro, Feinstein and Carville ate their heart out in dismay and horror.
    Stop whining, kith and kin hushed me.
    Oprah’s Choice is our shepherd: we shall not want.
    He will honeycomb the bitterness of our church-going, gun-slinging anxieties,
    He will deliver Fortress America from its manifest entitlement and feeling-special madness.
    We are the change we are waiting for.

    Frankly, Mother doesn’t give a damn.
    Trust me. Not one in our family is named Scarlett,
    Or Vivian. My nephew Clark
    Left the house in response to a 2:30 a.m. call.
    No Douglas, he never promised to return. No, he wasn’t
    Drafted for the Biden Who?-Joe Bite Me? surge.
    He just vanished like a midsummer night’s dream. Must have been
    The fault of George W. Bush!
    Have you lost your job yet?
    The fault of George W. Bush.
    Why’s the economy like Bo palling with the Black Panthers?
    It’s the fault of George W. Bush.
    O tempora! O mores!
    It’s the fault of George W. Bush.
    Or of Dick Cheeney and his feisty daughter Lynn.
    Or of Karl Rove and his readable column at The Wall Street Journal.
    Or of Sarah Palin! Or of Hillary Rodham Clinton!
    Or of Ann Coulter and Pat Buchanan..
    Or of Limbaugh and Ingraham and Beck.
    Or Newt Gingrich’s Contract with America Updated.
    Where has Donald Rumsfeld gone?
    Has Holder indicted him yet for the killing of Saddam Hussein?
    You betcha! We’ve got to move on:
    HRH Princess Caroline and closet reactionaries who pride themselves as women’s libbers
    Will most probably endorse neither Hilllary Rodham Clinton nor Sarah Palin
    Umm, in Camelot America, you know,
    Ladies First rules, so once they finish, you know,
    They can wait, umm, on their menfolk, you know.
    Get out and vote. Get out and vote. Get out and vote.
    Every election is a celebration of freedom.
    Every vote is sacred.
    Every ballot is secret..
    Vote whom you wish to vote.
    Vote Angle. Vote Reid.
    Vote Fiorina. Vote “Call me Senator” Boxer.
    Celebrate freedom. Celebrate life. Vote.
    You don’t need a teleprompter to vote.
    On November 2, get out and vote.

    God bless America.
    America, bless God.

  9. MATTHEWS: I can`t see the Republican convention meeting, wherever they`re going to meet, in Tampa, right? They`re down there and they`re thundering in there with delegates, one of these Tea Partiers after another, storming the gates, all excited about they`re going to get rid of the 14th Amendment, get rid of, what, the 17th Amendment, energize the 10th Amendment, love the Second Amendment, and then they go pick Romney, Tim Pawlenty.

    CORN: But who`s the Tea Party candidate?

    MATTHEWS: I don`t see how it happens.

    CORN: But who`s the Tea Party candidate? Sarah Palin? Who else?

    MATTHEWS: Yes.

    CORN: Well, what if she doesn`t run?

    MATTHEWS: Well, I don`t know what happens.

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

    Yeeeeeee-betcha-hawwww!

  10. If the plan of those in power to raise a ton of cash and run nasty TV ads saying you can`t vote for this new person, that he or she is flawed — I expect the voter will say, “Are you telling me I have no choice but to vote for you? Are you saying that I, this little voter out there, dare not take a chance on someone who has not yet let me down as you have? If that is what you`re telling me, that I have no choice, well, Mr. Big Stuff, you just have to wait — stay up late election night and see what I have done.

    Actually, having watched him for years, Tweety CAN be politically astute when he bothers to be. When he pulls his head out of his ass and isn’t hating on a wimminz or drooling over a flashy young man, he DOES have a decent political brain. He’s demonstrated this in the distant past. Maybe he is paying attention now, and telling the truth as he sees it. Because what he said right there is dead-on.

  11. Why we think it is wise to reassess de novo all our preconceived notions about heroes and villains and make evidence based conclusions as new evidence emerges (these days we are getting a lot of hidden history and new evidence):

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/119227-jimmy-carter-blames-kennedy-for-blocking-healthcare-reform

    Former President Jimmy Carter lashed out at the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), whom he blamed for the lack of comprehensive healthcare in the U.S.

    Carter lashed out at Kennedy, who passed away in August of 2009, for the 1979 clash between the two over the national healthcare plan Carter had proposed.

    The fact is that we would have had comprehensive healthcare now had it not been for Ted Kennedy’s deliberately blocking the legislation that I proposed,” Carter said in an interview to air Sunday on “60 Minutes” on CBS. “It was his fault. Ted Kennedy killed the bill.”

    Carter and Kennedy famously clashed during the one term the Georgian had in the White House. Kennedy ran a primary campaign against Carter in 1980, but fell short. Carter went on to lose the 1980 general election to Republican Ronald Reagan.

    The jab at Kennedy comes almost six months after a healthcare reform fight in Congress in which Kennedy’s legacy was frequently invoked. Kennedy wrote that healthcare reform was the “cause of [his] life,” and, after his death, there were some suggestions that the ultimately successful bill be renamed for Kennedy.

    The 1979 fight centered around the implementation of a public insurance plan. Kennedy, according to an account by Time magazine, favored a government insurance program that would have been implemented quickly, while Carter favored a similar plan that would have been phased in.

    Carter hinted that the contentious relationship led to Kennedy’s decision to primary him in 1980.

    He did not want to see me have a major success in that realm of life,” Carter said.

  12. The Right has Sarah and Glen Beck, and the left has……..
    ………………….
    …………………
    drum roll please………………

    Hillary and Bill Clinton!

    I would pick our heros over their heros any day.

  13. Patti Solis Doyle waxing poetic on how common nowadays it is for females participating in campaigns than it was when she signed up for her first campaign in 91′ working for the Clinton campaign. I confess, I could not find anything in her statement expressing the level of commitment and loyalty necessary to your candidate if you intend on being in their employ. Oh, well- How important can that be. 🙁 After all, you are getting a “lousy” pay… for breaking your neck doing a job your candidate is likely going to lose…

    I’m getting bad vibes from PSD.. almost like an episode seen on the Sopranos.
    “Junior needs to eliminate risky business practices.”

  14. For all you lovers of Meg Whitman, she has now out spent anyone in American history for paying for her campaign.
    $119 million so far. (I think that was the figure on the news.)

    I wish all of you that love her in other states would have to sit though the endless bs ads she puts on, they make me gag.

    My only wish is that she goes broke, (I know, she is mega rich from her profit on ebay), and doesn’t win.

    I would laugh my hat off.

    I wish she was running in your state, so YOU could vote for her. 😉

  15. JanH
    September 16th, 2010 at 3:25 pm
    Political adviser Solis Doyle opens National Agenda series
    _________________________

    Patti Solis Doyle waxing poetic on how common nowadays it is for females participating in campaigns than it was when she signed up for her first campaign in 91′ working for the Clinton campaign. I confess, I could not find anything in her statement expressing the level of commitment and loyalty necessary to your candidate if you intend on being in their employ. Oh, well- How important can that be. 🙁 After all, you are getting a “lousy” pay… for breaking your neck doing a job your candidate is likely going to lose…

    I’m getting bad vibes from PSD.. almost like an episode seen on the Sopranos.
    “Junior needs to eliminate risky business practices.”

  16. The one vuror that did not give in to peer pressure and stood up for what she felt was right.
    Blago’s hero.

    Blagojevich holdout explains vote (Poor taste in a title)

    Battling stomach pains and fatigue, JoAnn Chiakulas would take the train into the city each morning knowing that her resolve was disappointing some people and infuriating others.

    But the 67-year-old grandmother said she also knew that as a juror in Rod Blagojevich’s corruption trial, she had a responsibility to follow her conscience and the law. She said she did not believe he or his brother committed a crime with their actions to fill Barack Obama’s Senate seat, so she would not find them guilty despite what other jurors, prosecutors and, perhaps, the general public wanted.

    If it was going to be 11-1, so be it.

    “I could never live with myself if I went along with the rest of the jury,” Chiakulas told the Tribune in her first media interview since the trial ended. “I didn’t believe it was the correct vote for me.”

    The jury deliberated on the sweeping corruption charges for 14 days and, in the end, convicted Rod Blagojevich of one count of lying to the FBI. The panel was split on the 23 other counts, prompting the judge to declare a mistrial and the government to promise a retrial.

  17. I love the way Hillary talks about one thing, but makes it clear she is criticizing Barry, and anyone that does not take the job they are running for seriously.

  18. “Well, I’ve seen a lot of people run for office and say a lot of things, and then when they have the burden of holding office and the responsibility that goes with it,” Clinton said, “I’ve seen them become very sobered, very quickly, about the challenges we face domestically and internationally.”

    “You know, nobody said it better than Mario Cuomo, who said, ‘You campaign in poetry, and you govern in prose.’ Sometimes the poetry can get kind of hot,” Clinton added, “and a little over the top, but the prose brings you down to earth.”

    Wow, did Hillary really say that?! This is very significant.

  19. I just got an email from the Dem party with their stupid logo on it. This was my reply:

    I didn’t vote for this fraud, you did. I voted for Hillary and will never support him.
    Keep your sticker and stop emailing me.
    By the way, your new logo is terrible. Get back to work and fix the broken Democratic Party!

  20. Delaware Connecticut. Someone tell Blumenthal “Obama is Poison”. Say good-bye Blumenthal.

    http://blogs.abcnews.com/thenote/2010/09/does-delaware-giveth-and-connecticut-taketh-away-from-dems.html

    On the same day that President Obama is scheduled to travel to Connecticut to fund raise for Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, the Cook Political Report looks at tightening polls and the extensive campaign war chest of former WWE CEO Linda McMahon and moves the race from lean Democrat to toss up.

    Blumenthal remains distinctly ahead, according to polls and Obama’s fund raising in Connecticut will also raise more than $1 million for the DNC. But as Democrats consider the political firewall strategy that ABC Political Director Amy Walter has reported on, there is no denying that trend lines in Connecticut are bad for Democrats.

    After a flap over several instances where he overstated his military record – in most instances he did not – Blumenthal’s lead has dropped steadily.

    Polls that once showed him with more than 60 percent support now show him closer to 50 percent.

    It is a very different story than what is occurring in Delaware. The victory of Tea Party favorite Christine O’Donnell in the Republican primary there this week gave Democrats hope their chances to maintain control of the Senate were improving.

  21. #
    admin
    September 16th, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    PM317, it certainly is significant. Can’t wait for the video. Wonder what the Bots will say.
    ——–
    I bettcha they will never admit that Hillary is talking about their BoyKing. They think Barry is the smartest man in the universe and only speaks the ‘truth’ to the ignorant little people that cling to their guns and work to pay their taxes to keep the elite well paid in office.
    Pass the bong.

  22. admin: Another great article…

    How anyone could think Hillary was talking about the “tea party”, is beyond me. She was talking about Obama….she used these very same words during her campaign….I remember! I can’t remember where I put my keys, but I darn sure remember just about every word Hillary said during the campaign that I got to see. I did not watch her campaign for the pig that is in office.

    I hope she is going to run because the alternative is just not good. Its like being 60 now….I hate it…but the alternative is not good!

  23. I am fairly certain that Hillary was in fact speaking of Obama with her recent comment because I believe Hillary in fact employed the “You campaign in poetry, govern in prose” argument against Obama during the primaries!

    How do I know this? Because I used that line myself in an argument with BOTs during the primaries. I had to have heard it from her (or one of her surrogates) first in an article or a debate.

    The news media may be trying to make it all about the Tea Party, but my guess is she is talking about zerO.

  24. Yes, found it. From January 2008:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-502443_162-3701251-502443.html

    COMMERCE, CALIF. — Lately Hillary Clinton has taken to quoting former New York Governor Mario Cuomo on the stump. “You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose,” Clinton tells her crowds. It’s another subtle way to target Barack Obama. The Clinton camp feels that the path to the Democratic nomination runs through her ability to paint Obama as a “talker not a doer.”

  25. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cristina-page/post_830_b_712565.html

    I live two blocks from ground zero. …. We’ve had to explain far too early to our children, born in the years after 9/11, the jarring images sold by local street merchants to tourists, because no matter how old you are planes, soaring buildings and fire all together create an image that causes questions. In these years the neighborhood as healed, incorporating past tragedy, and changing it, making it part of everyday life, and now, finally, hope for restoration.
    ….
    One block south of my apartment, on Park Place, which is one block north of Ground Zero …. Park51, the proposed Muslim Community Center, has police stationed in front today. It’s an empty shell of a building now on a block that was abandoned well before the devastation that happened one block below it nine years ago. The white noise about Park 51 masks important truths: the Muslim community that wishes to build there has been apart of our neighborhood for years and well before the attacks of September 11. …. That they wish to invest 200 million dollars back into the neighborhood, revive a deserted block, and join with the community that they have always been apart of gets little push back from those of us who live here. What better way to thumb our noses at terrorists than to show that Muslims stand united with us against terrorism committed in their name and will even help in our rebuilding?

  26. confloyd
    September 16th, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    You are absolutely right, confloyd. I remember the same quote, and I found an article with a mention back from January 2008.

  27. I’m having a drink, i just lost one of my little cats to some idiot driving far too fast.

    I wish these people would slow down.

    I need a drink, i think.

  28. #
    admin
    September 16th, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    PM317, it certainly is significant. Can’t wait for the video. Wonder what the Bots will say.
    ———————

    Admin, she is getting her mojo back, yay! Remember the CFR comments too. Wonder why now. I have my theory but I’ll leave it at that.

  29. Moon, I am sorry! I worry about my dogs all the time. Our animals are part of the family at our house and its sounds like its that way at yours!

  30. Hillary is making it very clear to everyone, its a “i told you so”, its alright to mouth off hopey changey shit but when it comes down to it, you have to govern realistically not with unicorns and heavenly choirs.

  31. Hillary was absolutely talking about Mr. Hopey-Changey. She is astute not enough to diss the Tea Party, considering so many of her 2008 voters are also strong supporters of the Tea Party.

  32. I wish I could find that video of her saying ” enough with the speeches, but I can’t find it.

    Listening to her on the campaign trail again in O8′, makes me sick….we could have been so much further along….now we are going to have a much harder time if she runs again.

  33. Confloyd, we have 2 big dogs and about 20 odd cats, i keep on getting abandoned animals, the situation here in Turkey is deplorable for abandoned animals, you’d cry if you saw what its like here for animals being dumped.

  34. “Wow, did Hillary really say that?! This is very significant.”

    ——————
    I posted this video on the last thread and with admin’s permission I will post it again. She did indeed say those very words. See below.

    Hillary Clinton on Peace Talk Progress

  35. I spoke with my DE relatives, they will not be voting for Coons nor will they be staying home. Apparently Castle’s people really went after O’Donnell in a completely disgusting way today.

    They will be voting and campaigning for O’Donnell.

    and the whole Harry Reid’s “pet” has them pissed. They may not like O’Donnell that much, but they hate Harry Reid even more, and anyone opposing Harry Reid by proxy has got their vote. And these are solid JFK dems like me.

    Wonder how many other DE people feel this way.

  36. JanH, Even though they framed the question, by asking about candidates in the Tea Party….she was going back on her experience as a candiate running against Obama.

  37. For what it’s worth:

    “White House Insider on Obama: “the President is Losing It.”

    (snip)
    But after Obama was sworn in, things began to change? Almost immediately. Obama loved to campaign. He clearly didn’t like the work of being President though, and that attitude was felt by the entire White House staff within weeks after the inauguration. Obama the tireless, hard working candidate became a very tepid personality to us. And the few news stories that did come out against him were the only things he seemed to care about. He absolutely obsesses over Fox News. For being so successful, Barack Obama is incredibly thin-skinned. He takes everything very personally.
    (snip)
    What about Hillary Clinton? Obama is scared to death of Hillary. He doesn’t trust her – obsesses over her almost as much as he does Fox News. He respects her though, which might be why he fears her so much as well. He talks the game
    , but when it comes down to it, she has played the game on a far tougher level than he has, and Obama knows that.
    (snip)
    So if Obama doesn’t appear interested in the job of president, what does he do day after day? Well, he takes his meetings just like any other president would, though even then, he seems to lack a certain focus and on a few occasions, actually leaves with the directive that be given a summary of the meeting at a later date. I hear he plays a lot of golf, and watches a lot of television – ESPN mainly. I’ll tell you this – if you want to see President Obama get excited about a conversation, turn it to sports. That gets him interested. You start talking about Congress, or some policy, and he just kinda turns off. It’s really very strange. I mean, we were all led to believe that this guy was some kind of intellectual giant, right? Ivy League and all that. Well, that is not what I saw. Barack Obama doesn’t have a whole lot of intellectual curiosity. When he is off script, he is what I call a real “slow talker”. Lots of ummms, and lots of time in between answers where you can almost see the little wheel in his head turning very slowly. I am not going to say the president is a dumb man, because he is not, but yeah, there was a definite letdown when you actually hear him talking without the script.
    (snip)
    Ok, back to President Obama then. In just a few words, how would you describe him these days? Like I said, it’s been a while since I was last at the White House, but I don’t have a problem saying that the president is losing it. I don’t mean he is like losing his mind. I mean to say that he is losing whatever spark he had during the campaign. When you take away the crowds, Obama gets noticeably smaller. He shrinks up inside of himself. He just doesn’t seem to have the confidence to do the job of President, and it’s getting worse and worse. Case in point – just a few days before I left, I saw first hand the President of the United States yelling at a member of his staff. He was yelling like a spoiled child. And then he pouted for several moments after. I wish I was kidding, or exaggerating, but I am not. The President of the United States threw a temper tantrum. The jobs
    reports are always setting him off, and he is getting increasingly conspiratorial over the unemployment numbers. I never heard it myself, but was told that Obama thinks the banking system is out to get him now. That they and the big industries are making him pay for trying to regulate them more. That is the frame of mind the President is in these days. And you know what? Maybe he is right, who knows?
    (snip)
    Hillary Clinton should have been the nominee. Hillary was ready to be president. Obama was not ready. He had never lost a campaign. Everything was handed to him. He doesn’t really understand the idea of work – real, hard, get your heart and soul into it work
    . And frankly, that is very disappointing to a whole lot of us…

    http://newsflavor.com/opinions/white-house-insider-on-obama-the-president-is-losing-it/#ixzz0ziJ3YgP

    Real or fabricated bullshit?? I suspect that after Nov. 2, 2010 we will be reading a lot more “insider” tell alls.

  38. SHV, Thanks for that link…there’s more on it…they are talking about the marriage…problems before and now its worse.
    Yesterday we say Bruni say MO hates being first lady, BO hates being Potus….and we all hate them there…so ride off into the sunset Barack!

    No wonder the media flounced on the wedding ring thing…there’s problems in fantasy land.

  39. Kay, I know where our left’s SP is…she in Jordan today..she is working hard for us under extremely difficult situations….my hope is she will break the chains that are holding her down soon.

  40. Kay
    September 16th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Nice Trailer- Where is the woman that began the modern woman’s movement fighting openly for women’s rights while she was First Lady? And in 08′ had the presidential nomination stolen from her by this President?

    Please don’t tell me Conservatives…. Republicans are going to try to take credit for the Woman’s Movement.

  41. It deals in part with his dissociation and the imbibing of the anthropologist perspective from his mother

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

    Somewhere in 1950democrat livejournal com I had links to some good pre-koolaid profiles. What they said about his mother would fit with ‘anthropologist perspective’ tho I don’t recall that phrase.

    She was iirc atheist or agnostic but raised her children to ‘respect’ all religions, visit whatever church was having a holiday, etc. She gave them each toys etc appropriate to each one’s race! African for Barack, Oriental for his half-sister.

    What may have been more important imo was his time age 10-college with white guilt liberal grandparents; well described in one of his autobiographies (Dreams iirc). Steve Sailer had a blog with the best quotes.

  42. Hillary Clinton should have been the nominee. Hillary was ready to be president. Obama was not ready. He had never lost a campaign. Everything was handed to him. He doesn’t really understand the idea of work – real, hard, get your heart and soul into it work
    . And frankly, that is very disappointing to a whole lot of us…
    *********************

    Amen

  43. #
    Kay
    September 16th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    I guess she is not seen as currently from the Heartland
    _______________________

    Hillary Clinton is larger than life. It’s impossible she is not seen currently from the Heartland. Hillary is the face of America throughout the World. Madame Secretary is at the Genesis of the Women’s 20th century Movement….

    What is possible though, is Ann Counter needs a vehicle to set herself in the spotlight for the 2012 elections. Coulter needs to feel relevant.

    I suspect Coulter will be Hillary’s greatest most vocal critic in the days to come. Using the Women’s movement for getting face time is a new all time low… even for her.

  44. warehouse553
    September 16th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    We may have a problem!

    O’Donnell In 1996: Investigate Bill Clinton For Murder Of Vince Foster
    ______________________________

    If O’Donnell intends to win the election, she should apologize to Bill Clinton and move on.

  45. warehouse553
    September 16th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Hi. Yes, that’s what my DE relatives forwarded me, seems like they don’t really care anymore. I thought they were going to sit this out, but looks like they will be backing O’Donnell. They cannot stand Harry Reid, and as soon as they read the piece I forwarded them about “Pet” Coons, they emailed me back that they will not be sitting at home, O’Donnell it is.

  46. The article has been updated with this:

    [Update: JanH found a link to the Hillary interview. Unfortunately the code is disabled but you can watch the video HERE. Notice how Hillary answers the question about foreign policy and the Tea Party by adding “domestic” policy into the mix. As to the Hillary is “out of politics” line by Amanpour, lately Hillary reminds everyone that “by law” she is out of politics.

    And any doubt that Hillary Clinton was referring to Obama in the clip is dispelled with this find by Fifth Dimension:

    “Yes, found it. From January 2008:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-502443_162-3701251-502443.html

    “COMMERCE, CALIF. — Lately Hillary Clinton has taken to quoting former New York Governor Mario Cuomo on the stump. “You campaign in poetry. You govern in prose,” Clinton tells her crowds. It’s another subtle way to target Barack Obama. The Clinton camp feels that the path to the Democratic nomination runs through her ability to paint Obama as a “talker not a doer.”]

  47. Regarding the Vince Foster nonsense from O’Donnell, it’s instructive to remember she was a leader in that SALT (Savior’s Alliance To Lift Truth) organization which was one of those abstinence organizations that popped up in the 1990s. As an somewhat young advocate for socially conservative causes she said a lot of stuff at the time which we term “busybody” politics.

    In the past couple of days videos were posted here of O’Donnell singing Hillary’s praises so this will probably insulate her from the Vince Foster silliness she talked about with such fervor in the 90s. Remember, according to the wacko theories of the time it was Hillary that murdered Vince Foster in some jealous rage or something (even though these people also said that she was a Lesbian, which sort of fit into the crazy Lesbian narrative of overactive imaginations).

    If crackpot Vince Foster murder conspiracies is all O’Donnell has to worry about, she will be lucky. She can point out how all those theories are now discredited even by the Ken Starr’s of this world and that she appreciates Hillary and admires her. It does not seem like much of an issue and hopefully an older and wiser O’Donnell realizes how truly stupid she was in the 1990s.

  48. I supposed I had my eyes on something different. While others were seeing dead people, the defeated Mike Castle, who was supposed to be strong this November, I saw the strength of the flames that consumed him and will consume many others this rapidly approaching election night. I have waited all my adult life for an election in which voters have the fire to reach up and burn those who have been running the show for decades. But I didn`t know it would come from the right and center.

    2010 could be the first year in modern times when being in office in Washington and part of Washington is the worst possible credential when facing voters. I don`t know how far the fire will burn. Based upon last night`s returns, I expect it has a long way to go. It could topple the House and, yes, the U.S. Senate. It could bring the defeat of people who feel even now they are not endangered. It could produce an election night spectacle of name brand politicians standing before stance supporters saying their careers are kaput.

    Why is this happening? Because this economic system is failing to produce the security and opportunity people have come to expect in this country. In this middle-class country, the middle class are scared and when people are scared, they get angry. They sense a rot at the top and are ready to chop it off.

    If the plan of those in power to raise a ton of cash and run nasty TV ads saying you can`t vote for this new person, that he or she is flawed — I expect the voter will say, “Are you telling me I have no choice but to vote for you? Are you saying that I, this little voter out there, dare not take a chance on someone who has not yet let me down as you have? If that is what you`re telling me, that I have no choice, well, Mr. Big Stuff, you just have to wait — stay up late election night and see what I have done.”
    ———————–
    I hate Matthews. No, let me rephrase. I hate that dirty white rat Matthews with a passion for what he did to Hillary, and the way he whored for Obama. He and his msnbc cohorts are pare delicto for the pain and misery engulfing the country. If there is a god in heaven he will pay, pay, and pay.

    That said, if you look at the four paragraphs posted by Admin above I must say this much for him. He may not be an oceanographer, he may not know where Woods Hole or Scripts are, but sure as god made little green apples he knows what a tidal wave looks like. In addition, he understands the forces behind it. That is more than I can say for Corn who remains clueless. As clueless as Dukakis in a tank. But the guy who says he likes establishment republicans, he makes me sick.

    On a related point, Obama is attacking Boehner openly and Boehner has mounted only a tepid defense. He has baggage. In addition, Boehner blew the key question on Face The Nation, and thereafter issued a retraction. This caused concern in many quarters. If they take the House, I hope the Republicans consider Eric Cantor for speaker, especially if Pelosi is not allowed to become minority leader. From what little I know of Cantor, he is tougher, he has no baggage and does not make gaffs. His rise within a hidebound party has been meteoric, and is based on ability as opposed to seniority. Those are the qualities the Republicans will need in a Speaker in order to defeat Caligula Obama.

  49. Mrs. Smith,
    I tell you all these conservative women just got their wings after Hillary opened up the glass ceiling. My personal opinion, is they are going to portray Hillary as a victim. I heard this loud and clear from that trailer….It is going to be a fight to the finish…that I can tell. Hillary has to be the first woman President, we can accept no substitutes!

  50. If somehow she prevails in Delaware, the shock wave will be so huge, that I truly believe Obama will not run for a second term! In less than two years, he has revived and strengthened the Republican beyond anything imaginable.

  51. BTW, I love Hillary in that pant suit she was wearing today. I believe its orange. She also looks like she’s lost a couple of pounds and I love her hair, it looked great pulled back.

    I think her retirement from the state department will come soon. I HOPE!

  52. warehouse, Obama needs to step down to save the party, so Hillary can patch it up before 2012′, otherwise I don’t know what will happen.

  53. warehouse553
    September 16th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Yes. Frankly, I was a little stunned when my relatives there emailed me back that quickly after I sent them the “pet” coons article. They main not like O’Donnell that much, but they hate and cannot stand Harry Reid even more.

    I found it very interesting that O’Donnell mentioned Hillary dems helping her in those interviews O’Donnell did, my family in DE were staunch Hillary centerist dems, and it just makes me wonder how many other hillary dems will vote for O’Donnell.

    Not only are my DE relatives going to vote for O’Donnell, they plan to campaign for her. I was and am pretty stunned.

  54. admin
    September 16th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Regarding the Vince Foster nonsense from O’Donnell, it’s instructive to remember she was a leader in that SALT (Savior’s Alliance To Lift Truth) organization which was one of those abstinence organizations that popped up in the 1990s. As an somewhat young advocate for socially conservative causes she said a lot of stuff at the time which we term “busybody” politics.
    _________________________

    Admin: Thank you for the refresher and clarification. I didn’t know about the SALT organization or it had completely slipped my mind. But I do remember the blowing up of the Vince Foster story (pre-Impeachment)… Rove and Starr hoping the smear would be enough that something would materialize and eventually stick. That whole saga about Hillary blown off forever.

  55. Kay–I never believed Obama was all that inspirational. Insipid? yes. A bullshit artist? roger. Corrupt? Ya sure youbetcha. But inspirational??????????????? The I saw that video trailer you posted and all at once it struck me that I was wrong. He has inspired millions of people to take to the streets to prevent him from destroying the country. I suppose you could call that inspirational. But not in the way big media thinks of it. Notice I did not attach the word leader to inspirational. He is no leader. When he took office, he had to put up or shut up. Well he has failed to put up and although he refuses to shut up nobody with integrity and common sense pays attention to him.

  56. Kay said:

    Mrs. Smith
    September 16th, 2010 at 11:49 am
    Ref the women in his life. This is a great article on that very subject published in the heat of the election by the Asia Times. It deals in part with his dissociation and the imbibing of the anthropologist perspective from his mother

    http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/JB26Aa01.html
    ____________________________

    The abandonment issues, the Cold calculating anti-America mother. The 6 yr old child learning to hate America at his mother’s knee. The money quote in the Asian Times article was this one:

    “Spouses do not necessarily share their likes, but they must have their hatreds in common. Obama imbibed this hatred with his mother’s milk.”

    Hand meets glove!

  57. Hillary Clinton should have been the nominee. Hillary was ready to be president. Obama was not ready. He had never lost a campaign. Everything was handed to him. He doesn’t really understand the idea of work – real, hard, get your heart and soul into it work
    . And frankly, that is very disappointing to a whole lot of us…
    ———————–
    The only reason this insider (“and a whole lot of other people”) would be disappointed that Obama is lazy, listless and indolent is because he (and that whole lot of other people) failed to do his (their) homework on Obama. Past is prologue.

  58. Mrs. Smith, O’Donnell was a complete jerk in the 1990s. We suspect she has not changed that much since then. However, it truly oooly disgusts us that the Vince Foster story is being used by whore sites like TPM to attack O’Donnell. We remember, and do not forget ever, that during 2008 slimy websites like DailyKooks attacked Hillary using – Vince Foster.

    All these Obama Dimocrats now want to save Obama’s Dimocrat Senate by tarring O’Donnell with her stupid and disgusting Vince Foster quotes. But these Obama Dimocrats did not hesitate to attack Hillary for her RFK remark – they claimed she was calling for the murder of Obama. These Obama Dimocrats smeared Hillary and Bill Clinton, oftentimes by saying they now understood that perhaps Vince Foster was indeed murdered.

    O’Donnell was stupid in the 1990s but at least she can say that all the reports debunking the Vince Foster story were not yet published when she said her stupid statements. These DailyKooks and assorted Obama Dimocrats smeared Hillary with the Vince Foster story in 2007/2008 (they also threw in every “scandal” against Hillary in order to worship at the Obama throne) years after all these “scandals” were debunked thoroughly.

    Obama Dimocrats are using the Vince Foster story to subtlety remind everyone of the Vince Foster story and smear Bill Clinton but most importantly to preserve Obama Dimocratic control of the Obama Senate. Screw them.

    We’ll go with a nutjob and stupid candidate who opposes Obama and will remove his blight to a hypocrite Obama Dimocrat who will only serve to be a “pet” to Obama and his tawdry allies. Screw them. It is too late now to pretend outrage about smears against Bill and Hillary Clinton from the very people who stabbed us all in the back with their lies and “racist” mudballs. Screw them.

  59. Look, it’s obvious what is happening here. The public, unfortunately mostly just on the Repub side(so far) is throwing out the establishment. When you think about it, it is perfectly logical. The establishment Repubs have been huge losers since 2006. People are also looking for candidates the middle class and working people can relate to, who speak their language. They are sick and tired of being talked down to. I have to rethink my consideration of Plain as a candidate for President. Given what we see here, I think it is plausible she could win. She clearly has the base like no Repub since Ronald Reagan. Everything up is down. Elecatble is now unelectable. The establishment is dead. If Obama is the candidate against Romney in 2012, Obama probably wins because they are both milquetoast establishment candidates, but I think he would lose to Palin. We need Hillary in 2012, the turn of events beginning with the election of Scott Brown says that.

  60. mj, I do too think Palin could win…against Obama easily….but not so easy against Hillary. Hillary would take her down on the first debate.
    Obama can’t debate at all and with the help of the crackpots in the media he’d be lost and have to debate with a telepromter.
    I have to say, I am loving Rove, being pist off and acting like a fool…it couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

  61. O’Donnell quoted:

    “The reason that you don’t tell [people] that masturbation is the answer to AIDS and all these other problems that come with sex outside of marriage is because again, it is not addressing the issue,” she said. “You’re just gonna create somebody who is, I was gonna say, ‘toying with his sexuality.’ Pardon the pun.”

    I’m not clear as to when O’D said this (2008? Fox? MTV?), but in the 90s Bill Clinton fired Surgeon General Jocelyn Elder for recommending telling kids just that!

  62. #
    wbboei
    September 16th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Hillary Clinton should have been the nominee. Hillary was ready to be president. Obama was not ready. He had never lost a campaign. Everything was handed to him. He doesn’t really understand the idea of work – real, hard, get your heart and soul into it work
    . And frankly, that is very disappointing to a whole lot of us…
    ———————–
    The only reason this insider (”and a whole lot of other people”) would be disappointed that Obama is lazy, listless and indolent is because he (and that whole lot of other people) failed to do his (their) homework on Obama. Past is prologue.
    ********

    I think the “insider” is a rethug troll but this narrative is closer to reality than Obama’s fictional life story or the crap that comes from his fluffers that “he is the smartest, hardest working President ever.”

  63. SHV
    September 17th, 2010 at 12:50 am

    I agree, it is a rethug. For one thing, this person doesn’t know Obama suffered a crushing defeat to Bobby Rush when he tried to primary Rush. Indeed, Bill Clinton came in an campaigned for Rush, which is part of why Obama hates him. Also, the person says things a Democrat would never say… I support “welfare” program, the Democrat Party, etc..

    What’s clever about it is that it’s believable because it is the opinion so many people have formed about Obama.

  64. tim
    September 16th, 2010 at 11:24 pm
    ————————————-

    Tim, that was a quick about-face on your Christine O’Donnell comments. You first indicated that you would donate to Castle if he ran as an independent, and that your family thought O’Donnell was a whack job. You now seemed to have changed your opinion a bit. I’m not mocking you by noting this. I am bringing it up because it heartens me that average people are so inclined to vote in patterns that are not normal. I would vote for Christine O’Donnell just to spite the Demonrats, and I find no better reason to do that right now. The admin is correct in that Christine O’Donnell said stupid things in the 90’s, and she may even say some stupid things from this day forward, but she is not an Øbamacrat, and that is more important than anything. Coons is an Øbamacrat, and every stinking one of them needs to be sent packing, or needs to be prevented from obtaining office so that Øbama’s agenda is utterly destroyed. Thank your family for me because I think that they are doing the right thing. If Christine is bad at representing them, they will have the option in 4 years to remove her from office, too.

  65. Democrat Party
    ********
    That is always a dead give away. As in “I have been a Democrat all of my life but I will never give money to the Democrat Party again.” I think the premise of the article is a lie but the contents are a pretty good summary of what is known about Obama’s behavio.

  66. I don’t understand O’D’s point either.

    I do know that Jocelyn Elder was fired by Bill Clinton in 1994 for saying something like the following:

    Former Surgeon General Jocelyn Elder was immediately dismissed by President Clinton in 1994 after she stated that masturbation “is something that is part of human sexuality and its part of something that perhaps should be taught.”[3]
    [3] Frankel D. US Surgeon General forced to resign. Lancet 1994; 34:1695.

    Wikipedia gives this version:
    In 1994, she was invited to speak at a United Nations conference on AIDS. She was asked whether it would be appropriate to promote masturbation as a means of preventing young people from engaging in riskier forms of sexual activity, and she replied, “I think that it is part of human sexuality, and perhaps it should be taught.”

  67. mj
    September 17th, 2010 at 1:03 am

    SHV
    September 17th, 2010 at 12:50 am

    I agree, it is a rethug. For one thing, this person doesn’t know Obama suffered a crushing defeat to Bobby Rush when he tried to primary Rush. Indeed, Bill Clinton came in an campaigned for Rush, which is part of why Obama hates him. Also, the person says things a Democrat would never say… I support “welfare” program, the Democrat Party, etc..

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

    I agree it’s some kind of troll posing as a PUMA. Anyone who really opposed Obama that much during the campaign would not have become an ‘insider’ to Obama’s WH.

    I think it’s someone trying to attract PUMAs. Too much of this coming from GOPs. I bet they are fakign this ‘Hillary 2012’ just to cause trouble among the Dems.

  68. I think he would lose to Palin. We need Hillary in 2012, the turn of events beginning with the election of Scott Brown says that.

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

    Nice to daydream. Palin wins GOP nomination early. Dems draft Hillary as the only one who could beat Palin.

    Hillary in acceptance speech thanks Palin for breaking the glass ceiling on POTUS nomination!

  69. I think the “insider” is a rethug troll but this narrative is closer to reality than Obama’s fictional life story or the crap that comes from his fluffers that “he is the smartest, hardest working President ever.”
    ———————–
    Yes, for the reason mj mentioned. Nevertheless, in the absence of firm proof the the contrary, I think it is beneficial to proceed on the assumption that this John or Jane Doe as a dimocrat who has awakened, seen the light and believes in Hillary. In that case it provides yet another testimonial that Hillary should have been the candidate in 2008 and should be the candidate in 2012 as well. And it spreads the word.

  70. We’ll go with a nutjob and stupid candidate who opposes Obama and will remove his blight to a hypocrite Obama Dimocrat who will only serve to be a “pet” to Obama and his tawdry allies. Screw them. It is too late now to pretend outrage about smears against Bill and Hillary Clinton from the very people who stabbed us all in the back with their lies and “racist” mudballs. Screw them.
    ———————————————
    Bravo. My thoughts precisely. They failed to speak out on the Foster matter at the time. They do so now only to protect Obama. They have said worse things about Hillary themselves, for the same reason–to protect Obama. Under the circumstances they have no standing to object to what what O’Donnel said twenty years ago. They are hypocrites to even try.

  71. O’Donnell looked all of 22 when she made her stupid comments about the Clintons. She was a kid, and certainly had some learning to do. I won’t mock her for her masturbation comments, either, nor will I mock someone who promotes abstinence.

    This is going to be one heck of an election in November. I am starting to get a little excited about it right now. I want to see utter despair with obamanuts. It will make up for a part of the indignities that they caused in 2008. I want to see journalists booted out of their jobs, too. Politicians, and journalists… gone, and replaced with people who deserve the jobs. I want to see Donna Brazile relegated to the back bench of political punditry, never to cause my eyes and ears to burn again. I want her to eat crow.

  72. mj
    September 17th, 2010 at 1:56 am

    turndownobama
    September 17th, 2010 at 1:33 am

    I love it!

    ————–

    I think Hillary is just smart enough to do that, too! Remember how she played Letterman, hinting that she’d offered Obama the VP … then saying it was between Letterman and Leno. Or something like that.

    Imagine in accpetance speech 2012, the growing wave of delight and applause, where the actual words get drowned out because the audience has got what’s coming….

    “And I’d like to thank those who came before, Geraldine Ferraro, and…”

  73. admin
    September 16th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    “Obama Dimocrats are using the Vince Foster story to subtlety remind everyone of the Vince Foster story and smear Bill Clinton but most importantly to preserve Obama Dimocratic control of the Obama Senate. Screw them.”

    So, we use it against them. It failed the first time when Rove used it- Once a lie has been disproven, the second and third time is just so much Tabloid fodder. Just think. If that is all they have as smear worthy; they are worse off then we thought.

    “We’ll go with a nutjob and stupid candidate who opposes Obama and will remove his blight to a hypocrite Obama Dimocrat who will only serve to be a “pet” to Obama and his tawdry allies. Screw them. It is too late now to pretend outrage about smears against Bill and Hillary Clinton from the very people who stabbed us all in the back with their lies and “racist” mudballs. Screw them.”

    Ay-yup- Somebody send O’D a brochure where she can seek remedial training for standing up to the coming wave of biting accusations. And like you said: Screw them.. We are more than ready… Let the dogs out!

  74. Pelosi does her dictator impression

    Maxine Waters’s aides are expelled from event of Speaker Pelosi’s

    Three staffers working for embattled Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) were asked by security officers to leave an event in downtown Washington on Thursday after they tried to display large campaign signs just as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was about to speak.

    The aides were holding lawn signs that defended Waters from the ethics charges she is facing in the House.

    Three staffers working for embattled Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) were asked by security officers to leave an event in downtown Washington on Thursday after they tried to display large campaign signs just as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was about to speak.

    The aides were holding lawn signs that defended Waters from the ethics charges she is facing in the House.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/house/119331-aides-working-for-maxine-waters-asked-to-leave-pelosi-event

  75. Shadowfax @ 6:14 pm: I just got an email from the Dem party with their stupid logo on it.
    ————————-
    Only a matter of time until they place a draped flag in the bottom curve of the O.

  76. nomobama
    September 17th, 2010 at 1:23 am

    Yes. It was an about face for me, I frankly didn’t reallly know who Mike Castle is, but I know who Harry Reid is, and his pet=love for Coons tells me everything I need to know.

    Yes, my family were very strong supporters of Hillary, and frankly the instults by O’Donnell years ago makes no difference, she was very young then. Apparently they knew about it, and frankly don’t care considering this same party called Hillary a racist, and Biden, a senator then, didn’t lift a finger to defend Hillary or Bill just 2 years ago.

    They cannot afford to make contributions to O’Donnell, I thought DE was doing well compared to other states, but I had no idea just how much business has left DE. My family lives in New Castle County, which I think is a dem strong hold, but yes, they told me they will campaign for O’Donnell, this isn’t about stopping Coons, as much as it about stopping Obama.

    I am actually going to send O’Donnell some more money. Coons is nothing but an Obama-Reid follower, that is all I needed to know to make an about-face.

  77. warehouse553
    September 16th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Yes, it looks like he is. Coons is really bad. I am planning on donating more to O’Donnell, and you know from my past comments what doubts I had about O’Donnell, but this is about stopping Obama now, and for them [dems] to even use statements made years ago about Hillary is laughable considering this this the same party that called Bill and Hillary racists 2 years ago, and so much worse things, like stealing votes from Hillary, 4 delegates!

    Check out admin’s post at 11:52. I agree with that. Coons = Obama, that is the connection my DE relatives have made after the whole Pet statement by Reid.

    They will not be sitting this out, they can’t contribute much, can’t afford to, but they will joining the O’Donnell campaign to help her win. They live in New Castle County.

    As they said, this is about stopping Obama, and Coons is Obama and Reid. There is no distinction
    between Coons and Obama.

  78. Mississippi Rep. Gene Taylor has become the first Democratic co-sponsor of a Republican effort to repeal the health care law, joining 172 GOPers to call for a vote to end the legislation. Taylor, an 11-term lawmaker known as a Blue Dog for his fiscal moderation, issued a statement Thursday saying that he is joining the “discharge petition” proposed by Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King to repeal the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law on March 23. “I didn’t vote for it, people don’t want it, and the taxpayers cannot afford it,” Taylor said in a statement issued on his website.

    He told Fox News that he’d rather see Congress deny health insurance firms their antitrust law exemption — something lawmakers have tried to do. “I want to see competition in insurance,” Taylor said. If 218 lawmakers sign a discharge petition, it forces a bill to be brought to the House floor for a vote, although the majority leadership has maneuvers to avoid a vote. No House Republicans supported the bill and 31 Democrats opposed it at the time of the vote. Several Democrats are campaigning for re-election on their disapproval of the bill. However, even if the legislation gets 218 people to sign on, and it is approved in the House, and a like-minded bill passed the Senate, it’s not likely President Obama would sign off on abolishing his hallmark legislation. But opponents of the law say it’s important to get on the record in support of a repeal.
    h t t p://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/09/16/democrat-joins-house-gop-effort-repeal-health-care-law/?test=latestnews?test=latestnews

  79. The “interview” with the close WH associate is an opposition research job. But it is a fairly effective one in that it will be widely read and discussed, hints at all kinds of dirt, and has many long held suspicions clearly delineated. Obama is lazy, Obama is not very bright. Obama will not listen. These are things even a child could figure out if they observed him for 10 minutes. This suggests to me that the Republicans have his number and it up. Obama has been untouchable with personal criticism due to the media’s obsession with political correctness. This oppo piece is floating personal criticism to get it out in the media, the elites, and the troglodytes (sarcasm) like us to discuss. In it they are testing how far they can go in attacking him and it is pretty damn far. They know he is prickly and thin skinned plus close-minded. It is also setting up the scenario for future disaffected and unemployed Democratic enablers to rat him out. Overall fairly clever.

  80. Nomobama,

    My sentiments exactly!

    ‘This is going to be one heck of an election in November. I am starting to get a little excited about it right now. I want to see utter despair with obamanuts. It will make up for a part of the indignities that they caused in 2008. I want to see journalists booted out of their jobs, too. Politicians, and journalists… gone, and replaced with people who deserve the jobs. I want to see Donna Brazile relegated to the back bench of political punditry, never to cause my eyes and ears to burn again. I want her to eat crow.’

  81. Bill Clinton is coming to NM to campaign for Diane Denish. Great, that means she is within striking distance of Suzanna Martinez. Remember Diane Denish was an HRC supporter until the end, and went against her party here in NM. Below is one of her releases on his coming.

    “President Clinton knows a thing or two about how to turn an economy around and I am very excited to have his strong support,” Denish said. “He presided over an economic recovery and one of the longest sustained periods of job growth our country has ever seen. That’s the kind of economic leadership I want to bring to New Mexico.”

  82. Political adviser Solis Doyle opens National Agenda series

    http://www.udel.edu/udaily/2011/sep/national-agenda-solisdoyle091610.html
    ———————-
    If she is going to make a habit of this–presenting herself as a Hillary confidante and someone who has run campaigns, then Hillary supporters need to descend on those forums and start asking her what they used to call have you stopped beating your wife (or in this case husband) questions, wherein any way you answer it you lose. The question would be how ethical was it for you to switch horses in the middle of a campaign, and why do you think they wanted you after you lost Iowa? If a more fulsome examination were possible it might proceed along the following lines:

    Q-1: you have known Hillary Clinton since at least 1992, true?

    Q-@: you were originally her scheduler?

    Q-3: she trusted you did she not?

    Q-4: in fact, she trusted you so much that she made you her campaign manager when she ran for president?

    Q-5: and as campaign manager you were privy to the strategy and highly secretive details of her campaign, true?

    Q-6: based on your expertise in politics would that kind of inside information be useful to an opponent during a campaign?

    Q-7: Barack Insane Obama was Hillary’s opponent in the 2008 Democratic primary campaign was he not?

    Q-8: and you were Hillary’s campaign manager in first state in that campaign Iowa?

    Q-9: and the campaign you managed lost Iowa did it not?

    Q-10: did you have any personal contact with Axelrod, or the Obama campaign either directly or indirectly at that time?

    Q-11: if I were to produce a witness who would testify to the contrary would they be lying?

    Q-12: to your knowledge, did any member of the Hillary campaign (including you) pass inside information to Axelrod, the press or his cronies while you were campaign manager?

    Q-13: shortly after Hillary’s campaign lost Iowa, you left the campaign did you not?

    Q-14: in fact, you were relieved of your responsibilities correct?

    Q-15: and shortly after you were relieved of your responsibilities (laughing and rolling eyes) you went to work for Hillary’s opponent while the primary election was still raging?

    Q-16: if I understand your testimony, you were Hillary’s camapaign manager and her trusted confidante. You had a access to the most intimate details of her campaign. And yet you switched horses and went to work for the enemy campaign in the middle of that primary? Is that true?

    Q-17: do you expect us to believe that because you supposedly worked for Biden that you did not share the campaign secrets of your former boss with your new employer who was of course the Obama campaign? (comment: we may be dumb but we are not stupid)

    Q-18: well now that just shows how wrong everyone could be. Most of us assumed that when you went to work for the Obama campaign and a bitter partisan like Axelrod crowed about it he was crowing about alot more than that.

    Q-19: Patty, does it make sense that Axelrod would hire you for your political acumen after you demonstrated your world class ineptitude by losing Iowa? Do you expect us to believe that was his motive? Or yours?

    Q-20: Young lady, you may be the only virgin in the Obama campaign whore house, but the law of probability suggests otherwise.

    Q-21: oh, one more question: please tell us how much you were paid in salary, tips, gratuities and anything else of value for working for the Obama campaign while Hillary was still in the race. Did you receive any bonus, including but not limited thirty pieces of silver for the services you rendered? Did the Obama people play any role in providing you with this forum, and the income earning opportunity it presents?

    No further questions.

  83. Feingold down 7 points with new Rasmussen

    Wisconsin Senate: Johnson (R) 51%, Feingold (D) 44%

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2010/election_2010_senate_elections/wisconsin/election_2010_wisconsin_senate

    This would explain why Feingold is probably going to lose

    Johnson is backed by 94% of Republicans in Wisconsin, while 86% of the state’s Democrats support Feingold. Johnson holds a nearly two-to-one lead among voters not affiliated with either major political party.

    its the indies again, they really hold the hammer in this years elections.

  84. tim
    September 17th, 2010 at 6:37 am
    warehouse553
    September 16th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Yes, it looks like he is. Coons is really bad.
    ———————————————
    If O’Donnell’s people are any good, they could use the theme song of a video to burn the Harry Reid comment that Coons is his pet into the political mix. The still photographs could show the flotsam and jetsom of Harry Reids disasterous tenure, and have Coons morph into Harry and then fade to black.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wc7g96GYBx0

  85. Nah all you need is a poster with Harry leading Coons around on a dog lead feeding him pork treats from the senate barrel.

  86. When asked about the videos that they are digging up of a very young O’Donnell talking about masturbation, etc, she brushed it off gracefully.

    She said something like, “I was very young, in my twenties, and a newly converted Christian who was very excited and enthusiastic about my new faith. I assure you my faith has matured. And as senator I would be concerned with the constitution and the country, not my personal beliefs.”

    I think I’ll withhold judgement before declaring her “batshit crazy”. I hate the “she’s nuts and a slut” crap that keeps being thrown at outside-the-beltway women. Disagreeing with her on a lot of stuff, or on degree of belt-tightening needed, is not the same as “ZOMG she’s nuts!!!” Coons is Obama-lovin nuts too, and Castle was just a slimy member of the good old boyz club. No stellar choices in DE this year.

  87. Another good sign… Oh, Happy Day! See the hook?

    The wheels of Justice grind slowly but they grind finely!

    Soros insider trading case to be reviewed

    By Jane Croft

    September 15 2010

    George Soros, the international investor and one of the world’s richest men, is to have his 2002 criminal conviction for insider trading reviewed by the European Court of Human Rights.

    Mr Soros appealed to Strasbourg after he was convicted by a French court of insider trading in 2002 in relation to his conduct during a takeover battle in 1988 involving one of the country’s biggest banks, Société Générale.

    In 1988, an investor invited Mr Soros to take part in an operation to buy up shares in SocGen in a bid to take it over. After studying the offer, he declined. A few days later he had his investment company buy $50m worth of shares in four French companies including the bank and subsequently sold some of the stock.

    The case took 14 years to come to trial because of delays securing information from the Netherlands, Britain, Luxembourg and Switzerland. At the time of the trial, his lawyers argued that the delay in bringing the case to court was unreasonable and infringed the European human rights convention.

    Mr Soros was found guilty of insider trading in 2002, allegations he has always denied, and received a fine of €2.2m – no more than his profits from the trades – which was reduced on appeal in 2007 to €940,507.

    He lodged a complaint against his conviction with the European Court of Human Rights in December 2006 and on Wednesday a chamber of seven judges decided that his application to have the case reviewed was at least partly admissible.

    Mr Soros had launched a complaint under article seven of the Convention of Human Rights, in which he alleged the law applicable at the relevant time had been too unclear for him to realise that he was doing anything wrong.

    The chamber of judges ruled on Wednesday that this complaint “raised complex issues of fact and law” and required further examination.

    However, other complaints brought in Mr Soros’s application, including one about the excessive length of the trial, which he claimed had affected his ability to recall facts, were rejected by the court.

    The chamber also declared inadmissible a complaint by Mr Soros that the burden of proof had been shifted on to him and that he had not been given the benefit of the doubt. He alleged that he had been convicted without having been able to prove his innocence several years after the event.

    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/d488e5a4-c10c-11df-afe0-00144feab49a.html
    ___________________________________

    Looks like this case review will get Soros’ attention. Once they get him in their sights, heres hoping they never let him go. This bane on mankind is long overdue for a permanent home elsewhere.

  88. Sounds like a valid statement to make, its quite grown up to say, i was immature, my outlook has matured and will govern not by personal beliefs but by whats is best for the state, actually quite a good way of putting it.

  89. “And as senator I would be concerned with the constitution and the country, not my personal beliefs.”

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

    Now that sounds like what I see in Palin!

    I’m suspicious of old, minor things the media digs up. Rand Paul on a 50 yr old civil rights bill, Palin on Wasilla flaps, now this. If the targets are really such awful people, there should be plenty of current, important things to attack them on.

    And apparently Sharon Angle was misquoted on some things — what a concept!

  90. turndown, I feel the same way about Coons comment about being a “bearded marxist” in college. Irrelevant. I could care less if a zealous young college student feeling his political oats said such a thing. It’s common for the young to get caught up in bombastic and utopian views, whether they be religious or political.

    What I care about is whether he “outgrew” that bent, and became one who believes in practical, sane governance and love for this country. So far, I don’t see that he outgrew a damn thing, but rather built on it.

  91. Part of a long and thoughful rebuttal to Krugman, who like Reich is fundamentally wrong about so many things. Historically, the right policies for society came out of the Democratic Party. The rise of Obama has ended that, and the moral imperative now is to remove him from office for the same reason that the captain of the Titanic should have been relieved of command before a fatal disaster took place. The same goes for the dimocrats who vote for his programs. They are a sad sorry lot. I hope Mr. Obama gives us lawful grounds to impeach him within the next twelve months. With a little bit of luck he will.
    ———————————————————————–
    Market and finance people like me tend to believe that there is a fundamental linkage between risk and reward, cast in stone when the Hebrew God wrote the Ten Commandments. (“Thou shalt not leave thy gamma-exposure unhedged.”) Other people insist that the linkage is not fundamental. They say it’s not only possible, but actually a moral imperative to construct a society in which most people have a job that is both well-paying and secure, so they can rest easy at night.

    Which of these views is true is a deep question that I can’t answer. But I will say that we achieved (or appear to have achieved) a near facsimile of the prosperous, stable promised land in the decades after World War II. These of course were the good old days of high labor-union participation.

    But they were also days of extremely high rates of capital investment, and a generally closed economy with relatively little dependence on trade. They were the days when Detroit automakers could sign lavishly expensive labor contracts, incorrectly believing that they would never face real competition, and therefore needed no cost-structure flexibility.

    We can’t go back to that world. But the fact that it existed suggests that we might be able to construct something like it.

    Right now there is a notable lack of new ideas for macro policy that can foster a return to high real growth in the long term. This is what all the headscratching, chinpulling, and posturing from pundits, economists, and elected officials is all about. They got nuthin’.

    But I think we can find our way back to the answer. As always, real answers and real change will come from people not heavily invested in the status quo. (Having a Nobel Prize in either economics or peace is a contrary indicator for new ideas and the ability to change.) In the absence of actual good answers, the intelligent policy is for government to step back and leave the private sector to either find the answers or not. This is the essence of the opportunity, and the challenge, facing the Republicans who will be returned to power this November.

    The middle class is disappearing because the lack of long-term growth means that we don’t have enough prosperity to give most people a comfortable, risk-free life. This is a secular trend, having nothing to do with the recession that ended twelve months ago. We know that we can have a middle class because we did it once. But we also know that it was very much a historical anomaly.

    There’s a right way to do this and a wrong way. Nostalgia for the Fifties is the wrong way. I don’t know what the right way is, but 20 million entrepreneurs will probably be able to find it.

    As long as we stop taxing and regulating them to death.

  92. Am I the only one here who doesn’t think Palin can win potus even if Hillary doesn’t enter the race and also doesn’t want Palin to become potus at this time?

    And no I am not bashing her.

  93. September 17, 2010

    Hillary Clinton, Warren Buffett and women who rule

    by Patricia Sellers

    I’ve been less than prolific on Postcards lately. Pardon the layoff–it’s temporary. And it’s just because I’ve been running around working on what is going to be, I think, Fortune’s best Most Powerful Women issue yet.

    The issue, our 13th since we began the act in the magazine in 1998, will hit newsstands on Monday, October 4. That’s also the day we begin the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, which is in Washington, D.C. this year for the first time ever. This week, Hillary Clinton confirmed as a keynote speaker. On Wednesday, October 6, the Secretary of State will be interviewed by Ann Moore, the chairman and CEO of Time Inc. (TWX), Fortune’s parent.

    Elizabeth Warren, the consumer-protection advocate just named to a key post in Treasury, also joined the Summit program this week. She’ll be on a panel called “The Enforcers.” The other Enforcers in this session: FDIC boss Sheila Bair, SEC chairman Mary Schapiro, and Justice Department Antitrust chief Christine Varney.

    This year’s gathering of 400 includes a record lineup of Fortune 500 CEOS. Including: Indra Nooyi of Pepsico (PEP), Irene Rosenfeld of Kraft (KFT), Andrea Jung of Avon (AVP), Ursula Burns of Xerox (XRX), Angela Braly of WellPoint (WLP), Pat Woertz of ADM (ADM), Ellen Kullman of DuPont (DD), Carol Bartz of Yahoo (YHOO). And one guy who has become a Summit regular: Warren Buffett (BRKA) is coming back to share his wisdom and outlook with Fortune’s own Carol Loomis.

    Another MPWomen Summit regular is uber-analyst Meredith Whitney. She’s one of the more popular people I write about on Postcards (big traffic whenever I mention her). So I must share this C-SPAN interview that Whitney did last week. In fact, if you scan to minute 13, you’ll catch her talking about the MPWomen list and Summit. “There are so few women on Wall Street,” she says, as if to explain why she likes hanging with other powerful women. About Wall Street, she says, “I call it a man zone.”

    Though this year, we do have a few others from Wall Street who will be with us. Besides Whitney, they include Bank of America (BAC) wealth management chief Sallie Krawcheck and hedge fund owner Zoe Cruz, ex-Morgan Stanley (MS). Cruz has been under the radar since losing her job as co-president in late 2007 over huge trading losses.

    More than ever on Wall Street, it’s survival of the fittest. (Just ask Oliver Stone.) Last week, Whitney predicted that employment on Wall Street will drop by 10% between now and early 2012. For three years, she’s been making bearish calls on the financial-services industry and overall economy. Whitney’s only recommended stocks today: Visa (V), Mastercard (MA), and Jeffries (JEF).

    http://postcards.blogs.fortune.cnn.com/2010/09/17/hillary-clinton-warren-buffett-and-women-who-rule/

  94. The eulogies to Tapeworm Castle are pouring in from all of the conservative movement. Many of them read like this one:
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    MIKE CASTLE, GOODBYE YOU WORM!

    Good grief, liberal-voting Castle loses to a conservative gal and THEN you learn a LOT about this worm. He has been drawing a gov-meant check for 40 years (40 years) but won’t go away (aka Byrd Syndrome).

    Castle voted for the resolution to impeach Bush. He votes democrat way over half the time. He supported Cap-n-Tax. He still has not called O’Donnell after 2 days! He has talked to Obama though. He whines (always a victim, never his voting record) to Fox that Hannity and Rush lied about him without giving a single example (of course).

    Castle is a perfect pantywaist crybaby secular socialist (aka liberal). He MADE THE VOTES and we are supposed to feel sorry for this political backstabbing tapeworm?

    Time to haul all these dead RINOs to their country home. What a poster child for the big gov-meant, higher taxes and secular value secular socialist.

    Now we have to endure all the lying smearing flack from the fake media which has NO ethical or moral bounds. Their demons will arise to take the place of actually talking about the national issues, the fear will rule, there will be trash can exams and serial lies…all the silly democrats have left are distractions, lies and smears to promote or defend their toxic policies. They cannot sell their secular socialism.

    Give us strength before we flush that toilet called congress!

    http://conservablogs.com/theconservativecrawfish

  95. The conference is not only virtual but in person as well. Oh how I wish I could go and listen to Hillary Clinton on this issue.

  96. Am I the only one here who doesn’t think Palin can win potus even if Hillary doesn’t enter the race and also doesn’t want Palin to become potus at this time?
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    Then let me put the obvious question to you: if the alternative was Obama?

  97. JanH, I have my doubts that Palin could win a general election. Not because I think she’s the worst R candidate out there – she may actually be one of the best from my point of view. But it would be a tough haul.

    Still, I think she has learned a lot and become very savvy about politics on the national scale over the last 2 years. And I have to say that while once I would have deemed it impossible, it is now at least in the realm of possible.

  98. wbboei,

    I don’t want either of them. But are you telling me that if I don’t want Palin that obama will just waltz away with it? And the voters will let him?

    How sad.

    I would like to wait and see if any others jump out at me from now until then.

  99. wbboei, good thoughts on the vanishing middle class, and the need for new ideas. The old structures are not going to work anymore (steel, cars, etc), but I believe that Americans could find a new way, and innovate, if they were given the atmosphere in which to do it.

    Part of the problem is that we have a whole big contingent in govt who are not concerned with America’s prosperity, but with global “equalization” and global “justice”. They will feel guilty if we succeed but others don’t – oh, my, how selfish and colonial of us! We need some “America First” people in DC. We need to get rid of morons who think that if I succeed and you don’t, I am somehow a bad country who is oppressing you. I don’t mean that I want to go around deliberately exploiting and cheating other countries, not at all. But the guilt-mongers of the Left have made it a “sin” to have any self-interest at all.

  100. Neither the great Obama, or the heads of the DNC and RNC, or the hallowed voices of our beloved big media, understood what they were dealing with. Instead they tried to dismiss it, disparage it and keep it bottled up. The labelled it as racist, in an effort to protect their own nest, but that effort failed. Only now, as the waters rise above the gunnels do they begin to see the light. This force will not dissipate in one political cycle, in two or in ten. Megapolitics is driving this, it is restructuring our economy in a way that is detrimental to 80% of the population as SHV recently observed and as neither party is able to cap this gusher it will drive the political process in a direction which is not clearly foreseeable now, but what Hedges is saying is the most likely scenario. This article touches upon it.
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    The Tsunami Heads to Shore
    The GOP casualties are over. Now the voter uprising is aiming right at the Democrats.
    Wall Street Journal
    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703743504575493651785072296.html

    The pros tell us that 2010 will be a “wave” election, and if that’s true then think of Republicans as passengers on a ship who have just watched the tsunami roll over them. A few were washed overboard on the port side, but the GOP is likely to suffer no more losses. Now the huge wave is roaring toward shore, heading directly for the Democrats who are running American government.

    Democrats and their media retinue are pointing to the tea party upset in Delaware as a sign of GOP “civil war” that will cost them at least a Senate seat. And so it probably will. Christine O’Donnell is the weakest of the successful tea party primary challengers this year, with little career achievement and a history of suing her friends. She is already a two-time loser in the state that President Obama carried with 62% of the vote.

    Yet the mere fact of her improbable primary victory speaks to the depth of the public uprising against the ruling political class. The upset owed less to Ms. O’Donnell’s virtues than to Mike Castle’s 18-year voting record in a primary season when Republican voters want candidates who will clean out the Augean stables, not find a corner to lie in. Until the very end, Mr. Castle’s TV commercials were aimed at general election voters, bragging about the pork he had brought home. This is not a pork-selling year, and after 44 years in public life Mr. Castle had lost touch with his small state’s primary voters.

    The challenge now for Sarah Palin, South Carolina GOP Senator Jim DeMint and the tea partiers who endorsed Ms. O’Donnell is to show they can deliver seats in the Senate rather than merely conduct an intra-party cleansing. If they really want to change Washington with a revived GOP, they will have to deliver Senate victories in November in most of the states where their candidates prevailed—Kentucky, Colorado, Nevada, Alaska and Delaware. Otherwise their insurrection will merely have helped Democrats retain their majority.

    The challenge for the GOP establishment, meanwhile, is to focus on feeding the tsunami rather than engage in recriminations over who lost Delaware. The peevish leaks to the media on Election Night that the party apparatus won’t support Ms. O’Donnell in November (since repudiated) will only alienate tea party and independent voters who mistrust Republicans as much as they do Democrats.

    Even if it does cost the GOP a Senate seat, Mr. Castle’s defeat will nonetheless be highly educational for Republicans who have dodged or survived the wave. For the most part in the primaries, the voter revolt against Washington ousted those Republicans who were the least Republican. Don’t expect many GOP votes next year for cap and tax or another round of spending stimulus.

    Republicans who adapted to this year’s public mood, such as former Senator Dan Coats in Indiana or John McCain in Arizona, survived. The Washington press corps has pronounced itself disappointed that their once favorite GOP “maverick” moved right this year, but Mr. McCain would have suffered his second straight loss had he followed the counsel of the same media allies who dumped him in 2008 for their latest infatuation, Barack Obama.

    In New Hampshire on Tuesday, former state Attorney General Kelly Ayotte won narrowly despite her establishment credentials because she competed for conservative votes on taxes, health care and other issues. Despite a raucous primary, Ms. Ayotte is leading in the polls against Democrat Paul Hodes, a two-term Congressman who has voted for nearly all of President Obama’s agenda.

    As the tsunami rolls on, it is now heading straight for Democrats like Mr. Hodes. They may save a seat or two by claiming, as Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell is now putting it, that GOP candidates “are nuts.” Bill Clinton hit this theme this week, as only he can, saying Republicans now make George W. Bush “look like a liberal.” He didn’t say—but probably thinks—that the Obama Democrats are in such trouble because they have governed far to the left of the way he did after he got his own electoral thumping in 1994.

    The real story of this election year is that the voters are massing to repudiate two years of the most liberal governance in two generations. It is Mr. Obama’s agenda that has polarized the electorate and set off this voter backlash. Democratic candidates, incumbents or not, are admitting as much by fleeing from Mr. Obama, his priorities and even their own voting records.

    In New York, Democrat Andrew Cuomo sounds like New Jersey Republican Chris Christie as he campaigns for governor by running against Albany, which is run by Democrats. In California, Jerry Brown is trying to regain the governorship by saying he won’t raise taxes without voter approval. In Missouri, Democratic Senate candidate Robin Carnahan is attacking Congressman Roy Blunt from the right—as an “insider” who supported earmarks. Across the country, the only Democrats running on ObamaCare are those who opposed it.

    These stories and so many others show that the primaries have already moved the national debate sharply to the right. They have ended the boasts, so trendy in 2009, about a new era of liberal dominance. The tsunami is about seven weeks from shore, and the only question now is how many Democrats it washes out to sea.

  101. Public Schedule for September 17, 2010

    Washington, DC

    September 17, 2010

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    SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

    AM Secretary Clinton returns from foreign travel.

    10:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd, at the Department of State.
    (JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 10:35 A.M.)

    Pre-set time for video cameras: 10:00 a.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance.
    Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 10:20 a.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance.

    11:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton chairs the first U.S.-Indonesian Joint Commission meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa, at the Department of State.
    (OPEN PRESS COVERAGE FOR OPENING REMARKS)

    Pre-set time for video cameras: 10:45 a.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance.
    Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 11:15 a.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance.

    12:45 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting and working luncheon with Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa, at the Department of State.
    (JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 2:00 P.M.)

    Pre-set time for video cameras: 1:15 p.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance.
    Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 1:45 p.m. at the 23rd Street Entrance.

    2:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton conducts a Swearing-In Ceremony for Ambassador to Yemen Gerald Feierstein, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    3:15 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Indian Foreign Minister Nirupama Rao, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    Wonder Woman

    “DRAFT HILLARY”

    “IMPEACH the LEECH”

  102. The Tsunami Heads to Shore
    The GOP casualties are over. Now the voter uprising is aiming right at the Democrats.
    Article

    The pros tell us that 2010 will be a “wave” election, and if that’s true then think of Republicans as passengers on a ship who have just watched the tsunami roll over them. A few were washed overboard on the port side, but the GOP is likely to suffer no more losses. Now the huge wave is roaring toward shore, heading directly for the Democrats who are running American government.

    Democrats and their media retinue are pointing to the tea party upset in Delaware as a sign of GOP “civil war” that will cost them at least a Senate seat. And so it probably will. Christine O’Donnell is the weakest of the successful tea party primary challengers this year, with little career achievement and a history of suing her friends. She is already a two-time loser in the state that President Obama carried with 62% of the vote.

    Yet the mere fact of her improbable primary victory speaks to the depth of the public uprising against the ruling political class. The upset owed less to Ms. O’Donnell’s virtues than to Mike Castle’s 18-year voting record in a primary season when Republican voters want candidates who will clean out the Augean stables, not find a corner to lie in. Until the very end, Mr. Castle’s TV commercials were aimed at general election voters, bragging about the pork he had brought home. This is not a pork-selling year, and after 44 years in public life Mr. Castle had lost touch with his small state’s primary voters.

    The challenge now for Sarah Palin, South Carolina GOP Senator Jim DeMint and the tea partiers who endorsed Ms. O’Donnell is to show they can deliver seats in the Senate rather than merely conduct an intra-party cleansing. If they really want to change Washington with a revived GOP, they will have to deliver Senate victories in November in most of the states where their candidates prevailed—Kentucky, Colorado, Nevada, Alaska and Delaware. Otherwise their insurrection will merely have helped Democrats retain their majority.

    The challenge for the GOP establishment, meanwhile, is to focus on feeding the tsunami rather than engage in recriminations over who lost Delaware. The peevish leaks to the media on Election Night that the party apparatus won’t support Ms. O’Donnell in November (since repudiated) will only alienate tea party and independent voters who mistrust Republicans as much as they do Democrats.

    Even if it does cost the GOP a Senate seat, Mr. Castle’s defeat will nonetheless be highly educational for Republicans who have dodged or survived the wave. For the most part in the primaries, the voter revolt against Washington ousted those Republicans who were the least Republican. Don’t expect many GOP votes next year for cap and tax or another round of spending stimulus.

    Republicans who adapted to this year’s public mood, such as former Senator Dan Coats in Indiana or John McCain in Arizona, survived. The Washington press corps has pronounced itself disappointed that their once favorite GOP “maverick” moved right this year, but Mr. McCain would have suffered his second straight loss had he followed the counsel of the same media allies who dumped him in 2008 for their latest infatuation, Barack Obama.

    In New Hampshire on Tuesday, former state Attorney General Kelly Ayotte won narrowly despite her establishment credentials because she competed for conservative votes on taxes, health care and other issues. Despite a raucous primary, Ms. Ayotte is leading in the polls against Democrat Paul Hodes, a two-term Congressman who has voted for nearly all of President Obama’s agenda.

    As the tsunami rolls on, it is now heading straight for Democrats like Mr. Hodes. They may save a seat or two by claiming, as Pennsylvania Governor Ed Rendell is now putting it, that GOP candidates “are nuts.” Bill Clinton hit this theme this week, as only he can, saying Republicans now make George W. Bush “look like a liberal.” He didn’t say—but probably thinks—that the Obama Democrats are in such trouble because they have governed far to the left of the way he did after he got his own electoral thumping in 1994.

    The real story of this election year is that the voters are massing to repudiate two years of the most liberal governance in two generations. It is Mr. Obama’s agenda that has polarized the electorate and set off this voter backlash. Democratic candidates, incumbents or not, are admitting as much by fleeing from Mr. Obama, his priorities and even their own voting records.

    In New York, Democrat Andrew Cuomo sounds like New Jersey Republican Chris Christie as he campaigns for governor by running against Albany, which is run by Democrats. In California, Jerry Brown is trying to regain the governorship by saying he won’t raise taxes without voter approval. In Missouri, Democratic Senate candidate Robin Carnahan is attacking Congressman Roy Blunt from the right—as an “insider” who supported earmarks. Across the country, the only Democrats running on ObamaCare are those who opposed it.

    These stories and so many others show that the primaries have already moved the national debate sharply to the right. They have ended the boasts, so trendy in 2009, about a new era of liberal dominance. The tsunami is about seven weeks from shore, and the only question now is how many Democrats it washes out to sea.

  103. Rove at WSJ–re. Obama and 2012: “obama’s words have been utterly devalued”.
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    So will the failure to coordinate the Democratic message on jobs, stimulus, energy, immigration and other issues. This has led to campaign themes being used briefly and then discarded like tissues, hurting Democratic chances in the midterms.

    This reactive, scattershot approach has kept Mr. Obama from laying the groundwork for any major legislative initiative for 2012. And the administration’s current policies make it unlikely the economy will grow at the rate of between 8% and 9% per quarter it did in the runup to Ronald Reagan’s 1984 reelection.

    Also puzzling is Mr. Obama gratuitously wading into the mosque issue. The way he handled the issue hurt America abroad. The New York Times headline after his comments at his White House Iftar dinner on Aug. 13 said “Obama Strongly Backs Islam Center Near 9/11 Site.” After he backtracked less than 14 hours later, the Washington Post headline blared “Obama: Backing Muslims’ right to build NYC mosque is not an endorsement.” That flip-flop made him look weak.

    There have been other less serious public relations missteps, including lavish vacations and playing more golf in 20 months than his predecessor did in eight years. These are not big deals, but they are unlikely to sit well with American families hard-pressed to get to the beach, lake or park once during this “recovery summer.” It’s little wonder that 49% of voters in this week’s Quinnipiac Poll say Mr. Obama does not share their values.

    It is too late for Mr. Obama to do a makeover before the midterms. After suffering a massive repudiation in November, will Mr. Obama continue down this road of attacks, recriminations and self-pity? Or will he return to the conciliatory, inspirational themes of his 2008 campaign? If his choice is the latter, the president will have to prove himself by deeds. His words have been utterly devalued.

  104. It was so obvious that she had her shix together from day one. However, he has to have something handed to him five minutes before. People really did not understand the importance of that slip.

    They criticized HRC stating that she did not run a good primary. What a bunch of bull. When you are lying cheating, frauding, have the media forming secret coalitions, having people deep sixing your records, others ghost writing your bio, preparing emotionally ladened speeches which remind you of a person brainwashing the public, calling for HRC to step down after one primary in a minor state, down playing impossible win after impossible win, using fear stating that there would be riots in the streets, I think we are really talking about not a poorly run primary, but a stack deck against her.

    The thing to do is place yourself in a visible positon, and watch him fail. I think she really has her act together.

  105. Much of the attack on the tea party candidates is based on experience or rather the lack thereof and it emanates from the same people who told us that experience or rather the lack thereof was immaterial in the case of Obama. But the larger lesson of 2008, the one these hypocrites will not acknowledge in behavioral in nature. If an administration or party is seen as destroying the hopes of the American People for a secure future, and at the same time demonstrating what can only be described as serial incompetence, then such experience as they now have is not seen as an asset, but as a real liability. The party of Obama and big media are now resting on the opposing edge of that knife. Whether they know it or not.

  106. Do not underestimate the significance of the statement “Obama’s words have been devalued”. It means he has lost irretrievably the most powerful weapon any president has at his disposal to shape policy and future events–the bully pulpit. But that is not the whole of it, because he has also become an object of derision by the late night comics. No president can hope to govern effectively with those disabilities. He will get eaten alive.

  107. I got this in an email. No wonder people do not understand what he has done. What he has done is obliverated by all of his broken promises.

    _____________________________
    Here’s an opinion piece by Chuck Green who writes “Greener Pastures” for the Denver Post Aurora Sentinel…one of the more liberal papers in the country. Additionally, Mr. Green is a life long Democrat…so this is rather a stunning piece…

    Obama is victim of Bush’s failed promises
    Greener Pastures Column — 5/15/10

    Barack Obama is setting a record-setting number of records during his first year in office.
    Largest budget ever. Largest deficit ever. Largest number of broken promises ever. Most self-serving speeches ever. Largest number of agenda-setting failures ever. Most hours in Air Force 1 ever. Most vacations ever. Least hours in the White House ever. Fastest dive in popularity ever.
    Wow! Talk about change.

    Just one year ago, fresh from his most expensive ever inauguration celebrations, President Obama was flying high. After one of the nation’s most inspiring political campaigns, the election of America ‘s first black president had captured the hopes and dreams of millions. To his devout followers, it was inconceivable that a year later his administration would be gripped in self-imposed crisis.

    Of course, they don’t see it as self-imposed. It’s all George Bush’s fault.

    George Bush, who doesn’t have a vote in congress and who no longer occupies the White House, is to blame for it all.

    He broke Obama’s promise to put all bills on the White House web site for five days before signing them.

    He broke Obama’s promise to have the congressional health care negotiations broadcast live on C-SPAN.

    He broke Obama’s promise to end earmarks.

    He broke Obama’s promise to keep unemployment from rising above 8 percent.

    He broke Obama’s promise to close the detention center at Guantanamo in the first year.

    He broke Obama’s promise to make peace with direct, no precondition talks with America ‘s most hate-filled enemies during his first year in office, ushering in a new era of global cooperation.

    He broke Obama’s promise to end the hiring of former lobbyists into high White House jobs.

    He broke Obama’s promise to end no-compete contracts with the government.

    He broke Obama’s promise to disclose the names of all attendees at closed White House meetings.

    He broke Obama’s promise for a new era of bipartisan cooperation in all matters.

    He broke Obama’s promise to have chosen a home church to attend Sunday services with his family by Easter of last year.

    Yes, it’s all George Bush’s fault. President Obama is nothing more than a puppet in the never-ending failed Bush administration.

    If only George Bush wasn’t still in charge, all of President Obama’s problems would be solved. His promises would have been kept, the economy would be back on track, Iran would have stopped its work on developing a nuclear bomb and would be negotiating a peace treaty with Israel . North Korea would have ended its tyrannical regime, and integrity would have been restored to the federal government.

    Oh, and did I mention what it would be like if the Democrats, under the leadership of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, didn’t have the heavy yoke of George Bush around their necks? There would be no ear marks, no closed-door drafting of bills, no increase in deficit spending, no special-interest influence (unions), no vote buying (Nebraska, Louisiana).

    If only George Bush wasn’t still in charge, we’d have real change by now.

    All the broken promises, all the failed legislation and delay (health care reform, immigration reform) is not President Obama’s fault or the fault of the Democrat-controlled Congress. It’s all George Bush’s fault.

    Take for example the decision of Eric Holder, the president’s attorney general, to hold terrorists’ trials in New York City . Or his decision to try the Christmas Day underpants bomber as a civilian.

    Two disastrous decisions.

    Certainly those were bad judgments based on poor advice from George Bush.

    Need more proof?

    You might recall that when Scott Brown won the election to the U.S. Senate from Massachusetts , capturing “the Ted Kennedy seat”, President O bama said that Brown’s victory was the result of the same voter anger that propelled Obama into office in 2008. People were still angry about George Bush and the policies of the past 10 years. And they wanted change.

    Yes, according to the president, the voter rebellion in Massachusetts was George Bush’s fault.

    Therefore, in retaliation, they elected a Republican to the Ted Kennedy seat, ending a half-century of domination by Democrats. It is all George Bush’s fault.

    Will the failed administration of George Bush ever end, and the time for hope and change ever arrive?

    Will President Obama ever accept responsibility for something… – anything?

    (Chuck Green is a veteran Colorado journalist and former editor-in-chief of The Denver Post.)

  108. Another thing I am seeing as I cruise the blogs both left and right, and talk with average Joes and Janes, is a rejection of political orthodoxies in the American public.

    People realize that this country is in trouble, and are sick and tired of being herded into their respective ideological camps by either party. They are willing to try “a little of this, a little of that” to save this country.

    People seem to be more willing to look at an article or whatever and rather than saying “It’s from the left, so it’s all crap! Or it’s from the right, therefore I’ll stick my fingers in my ears and go lalalalala not listening!”, they are thinking and picking and choosing. They are more able to say “I think he’s full of crap on a and b, but he has a point regarding c.”

    Americans are thinking outside the boxes. And that is terrifying for the R and D Beltway Boys and the media, whose base of power is in keeping those boxes clearly defined and sacrosanct.

  109. The thing to do is place yourself in a visible positon, and watch him fail. I think she really has her act together.
    ———————————————
    No question about it. It is like the old song I want to be around to pick up the pieces. And while he fails in his job, she succeeds in hers. Her polls go up and his go down. And the Obama lovers all say what a beautiful couple they make, and look how well they work together, these former adversaries.

  110. HillaryforTexas
    September 17th, 2010 at 11:24 am
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    True. This is like a maritime salvage operation. First, you must seal off the hatches so the water stops gushing in and achieve water tight integrity. That means defeating Obama and those who supported his toxic legislation. But then you must seal the hull with a temporary patch and tow it to dry dock. That means we must make temporary provision for the people who are ready willing and able to work, but cannot find a job. Finally, we must repair the vessel new for old, as the marine insurance form reads, so it can be put back to sea on a new voyage. That means we must retool this economy so it works once more for American CITIZENS. But who is to do it. I mean who besides Hillary?

  111. Clinton to attend East Asia Summit in Hanoi
    (AFP) – 46 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Friday that she will attend the 16-nation East Asia Summit in Hanoi in late October.

    “I will be attending the East Asia summit to be held at the end of october in Hanoi,” Clinton said during a press conference with Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd.

    Southeast Asian countries agreed earlier this year to invite the United States and Russia to join the summit on issues ranging from security to trade and the environment.

    Diplomats said their inclusion would also help to “counterbalance” the dominance of regional superpower China.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5ja1y4B5doT5Whv36AWbn3KabTNCQ

  112. Hillary to visit Australia in November Washington

    September 18, 2010

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced she will travel to Australia in November, after having cancelled a trip there in January because of the earthquake in Haiti.

    “I’m delighted to announce that I will visit Australia in November,” Mrs Clinton said yesterday as she stood next to visiting Australian Foreign Minister Kevin Rudd.

    http://www.theage.com.au/world/hillary-to-visit-australia-in-november-20100918-15gm0.html

  113. NewMexicoFan
    September 17th, 2010 at 11:21 am
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    Thank you so much for posting this. The extensive list was factual, and all in one place. I need to pass it around because this is a summary of failure that is easily digested, and it shows how ludicrous the attempts have been of blaming George Bush for the failures of the man-child barack obama who just doesn’t seem to want to take responsibility for his own actions.

  114. First, you must seal off the hatches so the water stops gushing in and achieve water tight integrity. That means defeating Obama and those who supported his toxic legislation.

    Yup, wbboei. That’s my primary aim this year. I for one am not alarmed at the ascendancy of the tea party movement, because I do believe that it’s genuine grassroots, and that a strong reaction is needed to undo Obama’s damage.

    I also believe that empowering the people is a good thing, whether I agree with all of them or not. Because if, in later years, the uber-conservatives go too far and cut too much, then it is going to take an empowered populace to yank them back as well. We need to get away from the idea that we can just elect a certain group with a certain philosophy, hand them the keys to the nation, go on auto-pilot, and 6 years down the road it will all still be fine. I wouldn’t even do that with Hillary. The preservation of our Republic calls for eternal vigilance by the voters. It’s all about balance, and accountability.

    It’s we the people who sometimes need to give the govt some gas pedal, and sometimes the brakes. We need to remember that WE are in control, not them. So stick a conservative in there to get some fiscal sanity, and when he’s done that job, throw him out too. Maybe then you’ll need a lefty for a bit to counter some of the conservative extremes. Empower the people and let us herd THEM down the right road for a change.

  115. HillaryforTexas
    September 17th, 2010 at 10:12 am
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    Oy. Comments like that do concern me. It’s one thing to make a statement like that, and then add some form of repudiation, but to sound like your proud of it tells me that one is a little too comfortable with that frame of mind.

  116. nomobama, that’s why I said the fact by itself that he said it at 20 isn’t a big deal. Lot’s of 20-somethings get pie-in-the-sky ideas about extreme “causes”. Whether or not he has continued in that vein IS a big deal. If he’s currently backing that up and saying he’s proud of it, then that’s not good.

  117. I wonder if the breaking news means they will get out early?
    —————

    Drill hole reaches trapped Chilean miners, officials say. It will take weeks
    to widen so miners can escape.
    ———–

  118. Israel says it won’t extend settlement curbs
    By Marius Schattner (AFP) – 7 hours ago

    JERUSALEM — Israel reiterated on Friday its refusal to to extend curbs on settlement building that expire this month, despite US pressure and Palestinian threats to walk out of peace talks.

    “The prime minister has not changed his position on this issue, there is no question of extending the moratorium,” a senior government official told AFP, asking not to be named.

    The 10-month measure to curb construction of settler homes in the Israeli-occupied West Bank concludes at the end of this month.

    The decision not to renew the partial moratorium, which does not cover annexed east Jerusalem, was taken this week by the Forum of Seven top cabinet ministers, according to the daily Israel Hayom, which is close to the government.

    The decision was communicated to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was in the Middle East this week in a bid to push forward the peace process, the newspaper said.

    The issue of settlements is among the thorniest in Middle East peace negotiations, which Israel and the Palestinians restarted this month after a 20-month hiatus.

    The two sides remain deeply divided on the renewal of settlement construction, a senior Palestinian official said after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas and Clinton met for two days of trilateral talks this week.

    The official said the negotiations held in Egypt and Jerusalem had failed to resolve the row which threatens to derail the peace process.

    Abbas told Netanyahu during the talks that he would walk out of the negotiations if Israel does not renew the moratorium, according to an aide.

    In a bid to resolve the row, the Americans have suggested a three-month extension in which the two sides could agree on borders, which could bring a “final halt to settlement on the lands of the future Palestinian state,” a Palestinian official said.

    The official added that US negotiators wanted a complete halt to settlements while Israel was insisting on continuing to build in major settlement blocs it hopes to keep in any final peace accord.

    The killing Friday of a local commander of the Ezzedine al Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas in the West Bank, highlighted the continuing tension in the region despite the renewed peace efforts.

    Israeli soldiers shot dead Iyad Shilbaya, 38, during a raid on the Nur Shams refugee camp in the northern West Bank.

    “The assassination is a dangerous escalation that further weakens the credibility of an already shaky political process,” Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad said in a statement.

    Hamas, the Islamist movement that rules the Gaza Strip and is committed to the destruction of Israel, called Shilbaya “a martyr.”

    “The murder was the fruit of the negotiations,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said.

    US envoy George Mitchell was meanwhile in Beirut to meet with Lebanese President Michel Sleiman as part of the renewed push by Washington to broker a comprehensive Middle East peace accord.

    He travelled to south Lebanon, where he visited the headquarters of the United Nations peacekeeping force deployed there.

    Asked by AFP whether Mitchell’s discussions with senior peacekeeping officials addressed the sensitive issue of Hezbollah’s weapons, deputy spokesman Andrea Tenenti said they concerned “only the issues related to activities on the ground.”

    Israel, which fought a devastating war with Hezbollah in 2006, has repeatedly accused the Shiite militant group of stockpiling weapons.

    Syria and Lebanon are still technically at war with Israel and Washington is hoping to convince both states to enter into negotiations with the Jewish state and to support the Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

    Mitchell travelled to Lebanon from neighbouring Syria.

    In Damascus, he said a peace deal meant an “agreement between Israel and the Palestinians, between Israel and Syria and between Israel and Lebanon and the full normalisation of relations between Israel and its neighbours.”

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hzOwcvfM2LGO7t9QoqYzT38FA8vg

  119. ABM90
    September 17th, 2010 at 10:58 am
    Public Schedule for September 17, 2010

    Your excellent post gives us Hillary’s schedule for a single day. Compare and contrast the busy schedule of Obama as he steers our economy out of the doldrums. Some might call him a lazy good for nothing celebrity wannabe who wastes our time and money on frivolous gala affairs rather than governing. But if you are asking me, well I really couldn’t comment.
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    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama have a packed social schedule this week, with two major galas and a reception for college athletes.

    On Monday evening, the president will welcome collegiate star athletes to the White House for a reception at 5:45 p.m. The annual event, first held by former President George W. Bush, recognizes outstanding student athletes in more than a dozen sports, including field-hockey, lacrosse, and volleyball. Neither of Obama’s alma maters, Columbia University and Harvard University, made the grade.

    On Wednesday the First Couple will don black tie for the annual Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute gala, one of the more entertaining political galas of the Washington fall season. A number of entertainers are being honored with awards, including Eva Longoria Parker, five-time Grammy winner Arturo Sandoval, and musician Sheila E. Also participating in the festivities will be Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

    Hopefully the Obamas get some rest Thursday or Friday, because they will be back in formalwear on Saturday night for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s (CBCF) annual Phoenix Awards dinner. The dinner will mark the culmination of the foundation’s 40th Annual Legislative Conference.

    Well, to be fair, having to spend an evening with Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi really would be painful. Maybe tonight and tomorrow Obama can look for more people whose pain he can feel — while in the company of reporters — to pass the time.

    Got an Obamateurism of the Day? If you see a foul-up by Barack Obama, e-mail it to me at obamaisms@edmorrissey.com with the quote and the link to the Obamateurism. I’ll post the best Obamateurisms on a daily basis, depending on how many I receive. Include a link to your blog, and I’ll give some link love as well. And unlike Slate, I promise to end the feature when Barack Obama leaves office.

  120. 17.09.10
    Russia: We will provide Syria with advanced missiles, despite Israel, U.S. protests

    Remark by Russia defense minster comes amid reports that Israeli officials, including PM Netanyahu and Defense Minister Barak, had reportedly warned arms could be used by Hezbollah.

    By Haaretz Service

    The deal involves the sale of advanced P-800 Yakhont supersonic cruise missiles to the Syrian military, weaponry which Israel considers as capable of posing significant danger to its navy vessels in the Mediterranean Sea.

    Last month, Haaretz reported that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had tried to sway his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, from completing the deal, reportedly saying the missiles could be transferred to Hezbollah and used against IDF troops, as was the case in the Second Lebanon War.

    Speaking Friday, however, the Russian defense minister indicated that Russia would indeed go forward with the 2007 contract, saying that “the issue of selling the missiles to Syria was raised during the talks with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates… Undoubtedly, it [the contract] would be fulfilled by the Russian side.”

    Responding to the Haaretz report last month, Sergei Prikhodko, a senior adviser to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, told RIA Novosti that Moscow would fulfill all agreements it had made with foreign countries and would not halt the deal.

    “Lately, some Israeli media outlets have been actively disseminating information distorting Russia’s position on the implementation of its obligations to Syria, including in the sphere of military and technical cooperation,” Prikhodko said. “I would like to stress that the Russian Federation honors all the agreements that were previously signed between Russia and Syria.”

    In his talks with Putin last month, Netanyahu indicated Syria’s transfer of advanced Russian anti-tank missiles to Hezbollah during the 2006 war, also mentioning the incident in which Syrian-acquired Chinese-made C-802 anti-shipping missiles were used by Hezbollah to target an Israeli destroyer.

    Earlier this month, Defense Minister Ehud Barak made another reported attempt to stop the planned arms deal in conversations with both Putin and the Russian defense minister during his official visit to Russia.

    http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/russia-we-will-provide-syria-with-advanced-missiles-despite-israel-u-s-protests-1.314339

  121. HillaryforTexas
    September 17th, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    I understand and I agree with you. Unless I misunderstood something, if he made that comment, and did not qualify it with a “but I was young and stooopid during that time”, then he is kinda, sorta bragging about it as if he is proud of it. That’s not a good thing.

  122. A shadow of things to come under Obamacare no doubt:

    Part of rebuilding New Orleans caused residents often to be challenged with the task of tracing home titles back potentially hundreds of years. With a community rich with history stretching back over two centuries, houses have been passed along through generations of family, sometimes making it quite difficult to establish ownership. Here’s a great letter an attorney wrote to the FHA on behalf of a client. You gotta love this lawyer…

    A (white) New Orleans lawyer sought an FHA loan for a client. He was told the loan would be granted if he could prove satisfactory title to a parcel of property being offered as collateral. The title to the property dated back to 1803, which took the lawyer three months to track down. After sending the information to the Obama FHA, he received the following reply:

    (Actual reply from FHA): “Upon review of your letter adjoining your client’s loan application, we note that the request is supported by an Abstract of Title. While we compliment the able manner in which you have prepared and presented the application, we must point out that you have only cleared title to the proposed collateral property back to 1803. Before final approval can be accorded, it will be necessary to clear the title back to its origin.”

    Annoyed, the lawyer responded as follows:

    (Actual response): “Your letter regarding title in Case No.189156 has been received. I note that you wish to have title extended further than the 206 years covered by the present application. I was unaware that any educated person in this country, particularly those working in the property area, would not know that Louisiana was purchased by the United States from France in 1803, the year of origin identified in our application. For the edification of uninformed FHA bureaucrats, the title to the land prior to U.S. ownership was obtained from France, which had acquired it by Right of Conquest from Spain . The land came into the possession of Spain by Right of Discovery made in the year 1492 by a sea captain named Christopher Columbus, who had been granted the privilege of seeking a new route to India by the Spanish monarch, Queen Isabella. The good Queen Isabella, being a pious woman and almost as careful about titles as the FHA, took the precaution of securing the blessing of the Pope before she sold her jewels to finance Columbus’s expedition. Now the Pope, as I’m sure you may know, is the emissary of Jesus Christ, the Son of God, and God, it is commonly accepted, created this world. Therefore, I believe it is safe to presume that God also made that part of the world called Louisiana. God, therefore, would be the owner of origin and His origins date back to before the beginning of time, the world as we know it, and the FHA. I hope you find God’s original claim to be satisfactory. Now, may we have our d*** loan?”

    The loan was reluctantly approved.

  123. JanH
    September 17th, 2010 at 10:23 am

    Am I the only one here who doesn’t think Palin can win potus even if Hillary doesn’t enter the race and also doesn’t want Palin to become potus at this time?

    And no I am not bashing her.
    ____________________________

    Sarah Palin is at the beginning of her career. Ten years in this business is nothing in terms of a lifetime. The main reason why seniority is so respected and revered in political life. It means you have mastered the longevity factor.

    Expect too much from SP early on or pushing her into something she is not ready for could irrevocably damage her career especially if she fails. WE love Sarah Palin but I can’t say males feel she is anywhere near qualified to be president. IMO- They would go the anti-fem route saying they would rather date her than vote for her for president… SP needs time to build a record of accomplishments to strengthen her credibility.

  124. So now the left is having a cow over the fact that O’Donnell, who opposes gay marriage, has…*gasp*…. a sister who is a lesbian! And they are close!

    You know, I have an aunt who, because of her strict catholicism, thinks that divorce for anything other than adultery is a sin. That’s her belief, and she’s not backing down from it. However, when I got divorced, it did not affect by one iota my aunt’s love for me, or mine for her. Families deal with this sort of thing. The fact that she believed that I was wrong did not mean she “hated” me, nor that she tried to make me feel bad. As a matter of fact, it didn’t even come up. We just believed differently, that’s all. I didn’t try to change her mind, she didn’t rail on me – we just loved each other. Is that so hard to comprehend?

  125. New Mexico Fan, Wow, Bill said that PResident Obama wasn’t invited, well did Bill know the WH said he was invited and decided not to go…I think I even remember Obama saying just that.

  126. Mrs, Smith,
    That was just such a polite way to say what I’ve heard many male Dr.’s say about Sarah Palin. Those men are pigs!

    I do think your right, but I think she can win because America still has not learned their lesson yet….they still want an American Idol President, and believe it or not sex has a lot to do with it. How many times during the 08′ primary did I hear how sexy Obama was….personally I never thought that and still don’t, but I like my Presidents nerdy, smart with a whole lots of personality, example…President Johnson. He was actually the last President that I liked.

  127. HillaryforTexas
    September 17th, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    I hope the comments about Christine’s sister backfire, and cause many gays to say “enough”!

  128. People witihn families have different opinions, doesnt mean i disown my sister because she doesnt believe in gay marriage, if she did, besides its not all their way, just as there are plenty of gay people out there who do not believe in gay marriage, just no one bothered to ask their opinion on it. The gay community is like everything else, it has a wide range of opinions, its usually the most vocal that just gets heard though.

  129. I read a comment on Hillbuzz a few minutes ago that I thought was cute. In light of the new DNC logo, the commenter referred to the Democratic party as the Democratic Potty. Kind of has a New England type of sound to it.

  130. This was a comment on the Dems website. I agree with this. When I first saw the site, it looked so amateurish. Really, are they this incompetent?

    “This is really sad. Not only is the “new” logo just plain ugly, the whole web site looks like something I would have cooked up using a free program or template from my ISP. The color scheme is soft and fuzzy looking. It has no power or visual impact. The drop-down boxes on the menu are hard to read for anyone over 30 years old.”

  131. wbboei
    September 17th, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    I WANT THAT LAWYER TO REPRESENT ME IN ALL MATTERS FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LMBAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU FOR THAT WBBOEI!!!!!!!!

  132. moon, There are hateful people of all stripes. SOME people who believe that homosexuality, or pre-marital sex, or extra-marital sex are moral wrongs are ALSO hateful people. They exist. But many aren’t. They just want to be left alone to hold whatever belief they hold, and have no more problem loving and interacting with a gay person than they do loving and interacting with a single hetero person who is having sex. Both are activities they consider morally wrong. But they have no intention of getting in anyone’s face about it, but they also don’t want to be forced to renounce their own moral belief, whether I think that moral belief is silly or not.

    I happen to be someone who doesn’t think homosexuality is immoral. But I have come to see that not everyone who believes otherwise is a hateful hating hater. Some are just the “mind your own damn business” types, who believe what they believe, but treat others just fine. It’s not a perfect world. We all need to give each other some space to differ, so long as we are not discriminating against, or mistreating, or legally oppressing anyone.

  133. Krugman rebuttal?

    Good grief.

    We’ve HAD derugulation since the 70s. Reagan, Bush, Clinton w GOP Congress, Bush again. Those GOPs are who GOT us in this mess.

  134. they are thinking and picking and choosing. They are more able to say “I think he’s
    They are willing to try “a little of this, a little of that” to save this country.

    “full of crap on a and b, but he has a point regarding c.”

    Americans are thinking outside the boxes.

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

    Great point. I hope you’re right. That would fit with more people polling as Independents.

    “a little of this, a little of that” was Bill Clilnton’s ‘third way’, and (without using the words and giving credit) was what Obama ran on. And I think it’s what Palin did when actyually in office.

  135. Unless I misunderstood something, if he made that comment, and did not qualify it with a “but I was young and stooopid during that time”, then he is kinda, sorta bragging about it as if he is proud of it.

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

    Seems like by saying it at all, he’s showing he’s moved beyond it. And nothing wrong with being proud of something you did at the time, even if you have later moved beyond it.

    Attributed to Churchill: “If a man is not a Socialist at 20, he has no heart. If not a Tory at 40, he has no brain.”

  136. SP needs time to build a record of accomplishments to strengthen her credibility.

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

    Where is she going to buildl it, now that she’s no longer Governor?

  137. Apparently they’ve just arrested a man and woman at Los Almos Nuc facility…giving nuc secrets to Venezuelan govt. One person was a naturalized citizen the other an american…

    Gee, this is why our President doesn’t love America…he is not a natural born citizen of US.

    I know some of you don’t agree, but both his parents needed to be born in America for him to be President….we learned this in the 4th grade.

  138. Sour Grapes

    ……………………………………..

    Apparently, according to Murkowski staffers, Murkowski has decided NOT to wage a sore-loser write in campaign, but she will still be a sore loser and will not endorse or support Miller. (Although Miller doesn’t need her.) The official announcement is supposed to come later today. So this is just breaking news.

    Talk about being nasty, she lost fair and square but yet will not support the winner.

  139. NOBODY at the top level endorses gay marriage, not even Hillary. Sounds like the usual sort of media gotcha attempt.

  140. or is she

    By Dan Fagan Publisher The Alaska Standard

    Just as Frank and Lisa Murkowski put their own interests ahead of the nation’s eight years ago with nepotism, Lisa will once again put political ambition ahead of love for country.

    Your television screen will reveal to you something very important today. At five today Sen. Lisa Murkowski will announce live that she is running as a write-in candidate after losing her Republican Primary bid for senate.

    The thing to look for is those who will be standing behind her. The Murkowski camp has been sending out invitations to legislators and other key supporters requesting they come down to the Anchorage Convention Center this evening at five and stand behind Murkowski to show support.

    Take a close look at those standing behind Murkowski. You will be looking into the eyes of establishment Republicans desperately trying to hold onto our country’s big government, special interest ways. The Murkowski live news conference will reveal to us those in the party who probably never were conservatives.

    It will reveal to us those in the party who don’t quite get the fact that we are broke. We are out of money and the pork they so desperately want Murkowski to bring to Alaska will be paid for by our kids since every dollar the feds spend now is either borrowed or printed.

    The folks standing behind Murkowski cannot seem to grasp the immorality of leaving our children with a debt so heavy, big, and overwhelming it will surely mean a quality of life much inferior to the one we live today.

    The folks standing behind Murkowski today on your TV screen at five don’t understand there is a movement rising up made up of folks who say enough is enough when it comes to big government. This movement is sweeping the nation and Alaska and will prevail in November.

    Most Alaskans and Americans understand our country is spending itself into oblivion and unless we begin to show fiscal discipline, our nation is heading toward a cliff.

    Watch closely tonight at five on your TV screen and you will see folks standing behind Lisa Murkowski who are on the wrong side of history.

    …………..

    so which is it?

  141. Obama faces mutiny from own party as 31 Democrats demand tax cuts for the rich

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1312696/Obama-faces-mutiny-party-31-Democrats-demand-tax-cuts-rich.html#ixzz0zoXaoQM5

    President Obama was facing a mutiny within his own Democrat Party tonight over his pledge to deliver tax cuts for America’s struggling middle class.

    A group of 31 rebel Democrat congressmen and women have broken ranks to demand that all income levels are given tax breaks, including the wealthy.

    Mr Obama insists he is targeting Americans earning less than £160,000-a-year.

    But the breakaway Democrats fear that increasing taxes, even for the rich, could jeopardise the party’s chances in the looming mid-term elections.

    The claim any hint of raising taxes could be political suicide at the ballot box in November.

    The rebellion is a major blow to Mr Obama who is desperately trying to coral Republican support for the tax bill that was one of his key promises during his presidential campaign.

    Speaking at the White House on Wednesday, he lambasted the Republican leadership for holding the middle class tax cuts ‘hostage’ to boost the pay packets of ‘millionaires and billionaires.’

    He complained that extending the cuts to everybody would mean the government would have to borrow another £450 billion ‘to fund these tax cuts for the very wealthiest Americans.’

    ‘We simply can’t afford that. It doesn’t make any sense,’ he added.

    The leader of the Democrat group, Congressman Jim Matheson, insisted yesterday: ‘In the short run with our economy where it is right now, I don’t think we should be raising taxes.’

    He claimed that by extending tax breaks brought in under the Bush administration for another one to two years it would give a major boost to small business owners the rebels claim make up one-third of upper-income taxpayers and are ‘the backbone of our economic recovery.’

    The congressman said the two parties should work together to get the country back on its feet.

    ‘People are tired of that bickering. They expect people back here to act like big boys and girls,’ he added.

    Many of the rebels are in tight races in states that could easily swing to the Republicans in the polls.

    They have all signed a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer urging across the board tax relief.

    ‘We believe in times of economic recovery it makes good sense to maintain things as they are in the short term, to provide families and businesses the certainty required to plan and make sound budget decisions,’ they wrote.

    The split was revealed just a day after Mr Obama announced that two Republican senators had crossed sides to help pass a bill providing £20 billion in extra loans for small businesses.

  142. turndown @ 2:01

    On deregulation vs regulation, I don’t think that’s the correct argument. It’s a matter of what kind. You say we have had deregulation since Reagan, but actually we’ve had both. We’ve had a massive growth in reams and reams of crippling regulation that do NOTHING to address actual malfeasance. Tons of it. On the other hand, any reasonable regulation that would actually help make the playing field fair has not happened.

    We just passed a huge financial regulation bill that does not address in any way the reasons for the crash. Yet it creates mountains of paperwork and more state control over the banks. It’s not going to curb the abuses. But boy, does it have a crapload of new regulation in there!!

    Regulation can be good or bad, depending on what it is. We have indeed had tons of regulation over the past 2 decades, that has amounted to nothing more than power grabs by the federal govt, loading up pressure on businesses, and ways to game the free market to benefit their favored banks and businesses.

    We need MORE regulation in the sense of rules to make sure no one is cheating. That could be accomplished with a few very simple rules, and also enforcing the rules we already have. And we also need to GET RID of the reams of regulation that are nothing more than byzantine smokescreens for porkapalooza bureaucratic power. Instead we do the opposite – pile on more bureaucracy, while ignoring the actual problem of monopolies, scams, cheating, illegal trading, cooking the books, etc.

    Set the rules, be the referee, then let the free market go do its thing, and may the best companies win. Instead, we get no rules that are actual “referee” rules, we get the govt and their cronies on the field trying to hog the whole game.

    Fascists had plenty of regulation – loads of it. More regulation, rather than less, is not in itself the answer. Nor is less regulation. The question is, what is the purpose of that regulation? To referee the field for fair competition, or to game and control the field?

  143. Am I the only one here who doesn’t think Palin can win potus even if Hillary doesn’t enter the race and also doesn’t want Palin to become potus at this time?

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

    It’s a daydream. She’d have a lot of opposition, and may not have learned enough yet about how to handle the Gibson/Couric kidn of stuff. If she got in, the worst case is she MIGHT make big mistakes.

    However the best case is she might pull off some stuff as good as she did in Alaska. New ideas, something no one has thougth of. She’d certianly do some housecleaning.

    Obama is sure to do more damage, as are most of the GOP.

  144. HillaryforTexas
    September 17th, 2010 at 2:52 pm

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

    Yes. I was posting hastily and carelessly. It’s just that what the quoted article finsiwhed with, was so like what Reagan and Bush got elected on. Deja vu. We’ve BEEN there with people who talk like that. That’s what they say — then look what they do when they get in.

    And the uninformed masses they rode in on, too….

  145. I agree, turndown. People need to get off the “more regulation is good, no all regulation is bad!” dichotomy and look at what our govt is actually doing to us. Regulation is a neutral thing – it’s amoral, depending on the purpose to which it it used.

    And just like healthcare, you really don’t need 2000 pages of it to accomplish a goal – that can be done much more efficiently. But that’s possible only if your goal is actually what you said it was, rather than other motives. You can’t hide a lot of pork and power-grabs and new agencies and hidden surprises and govt expansion in a simple bill that just addresses the problem.

  146. I have been reading though the posts, still behind but I am sad that folks this election go-around will have to vote for unqualified and rightwing wackjobs just to stop Barry in his tracks.

    I know, what other choice do folks have…but what a terrible place we are now in when voting for a good candidate is not part of the mix.

    Throw the bums out, but try to vote good folks in, as much as possible, or the ‘new’ congress is going to make huge mistakes in governing before their long term is out.

  147. h4t,

    Yes, on the whole the regulations that actually get written and enforced, are usually tools of the big/established intrests to keep the small/new ones out (or help the big ones gobble up the little ones, etc).

    But the Reagan types who TALK about ‘de-regulation’ will cancel the regulations that are actually needed, and keep the bad ones.

  148. #
    confloyd
    September 17th, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    Shadowfax, If its any consilation to you…the Rove Republicans don’t like it either.
    ——–
    Hehe, well at least the Rethugs aren’t happy either. And Rove was a real jerk on Hannity the other night.

    I personally don’t like any rightwing people, but more centralists are okay, like McCain. Some of the new boyz on the Rethug block aren’t too bad, as long as they don’t go all religious on us, but the Rethugs in my state are terrible and I refuse to vote for them.

  149. I am sad that folks this election go-around will have to vote for unqualified and rightwing wackjobs just to stop Barry in his tracks.

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

    That’s what the media is telling us….

  150. Shadowfax, unfortunately what you describe is exactly the position we are in.

    We wish that there was a divine Biblical force that could take the wicked and spare the good as in the Sodom and Gomorrah story (even in that story all the residents of the Cities of the Plain are killed). But we are mere mortals, unlike Obama, not divine figures. The scythe this November will take the good and the bad. Obama Dimocrats, even reluctant Obama Dimocrats who don’t really buy into Mess-iah all have to be destroyed. The electoral system is such that a vote for any Democrat/Dimocrat is a vote for Obama. That is the reality of the political world we all reside in.

    If we could spare the righteous and punish the wicked we would. But that is the province of the Almighty.

  151. moononpluto
    September 16th, 2010 at 7:22 pm
    I’m having a drink, i just lost one of my little cats to some idiot driving far too fast.

    I wish these people would slow down.

    I need a drink, i think.
    &&&&&&&

    My sympathies to you for your cat.

    I’m a “cat rancher”. Currently, one of the bunch (Sparky, a really wonderful puss) escaped over the very high fence five days ago. We saw him once on Sunday, then he’s gone off somewhere. We are concerned…

  152. warehouse553
    September 16th, 2010 at 10:11 pm
    We may have a problem!

    O’Donnell In 1996: Investigate Bill Clinton For Murder Of Vince Foster
    &&&&&&&

    Probably every Republican said that.

    Just like every Dem was saying, “Look into Bush’s (W, 43rd) background and skeletons in the closet (National Guard, coke, DUI, shady dealings).”

  153. When a company is poorly led it perishes and when it perishes good and bad employees alike lose their jobs. The good employees find other jobs, and the bad employees vote for Obama. The army as a whole suffers the impact of poor generalship. So must a political party. It cannot b otherwise. The principle of accountability is paramount in a democracy. That is my view.

  154. Good line on new democratic logo, “Looks like an optimistic grade for the obama presidency.”

    On Palin, I think her role as kingmaker is nothing short of amazing, she certainly has the midas touch with endorsements. Give her 4 to 8 years. Barring any great FUBAR’s she will be quite electable, but let’s have Hillary in 2012 and 2016.

  155. Admin-
    What’s that other line, tossing the baby out with the bath water?

    I’m not that fond of biblical stories, but would rather have a few Frodos around in congress, the few that are still there. 😉

  156. Lemme take a wild guess, everyone on the blog is going to vote straight Rethug, all the way down the line this November?

  157. http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/09/10/alan.grayson.florida/index.html?iref=obnetwork

    It seems Mr. Grayson is being targeted as one of the top Dems that the Tea Party wants to see defeated. I dislike this man very much. He is a nasty person. The link indicates that he cries when talking about certain things like his family. I think he is emotional only because he knows that his idiocy, when he believed like the rest of the far left that they were ascendant, will be answered with a kick in the pants come election day. Jerk that he is. Waaaaaah, waaaaaah, but I’m an obamacrat! Bye, bye now.

  158. The Buckley rule

    By Charles Krauthammer
    Friday, September 17, 2010

    Tuesday in Delaware was a bad day not only for Republicans but also for conservatives. Tea Partyer Christine O’Donnell scored a stunning victory over establishment Republican Mike Castle. Stunning but pyrrhic. The very people who have most alerted the country to the perils of President Obama’s social democratic agenda may have just made it impossible for Republicans to retake the Senate and definitively stop that agenda.

    Bill Buckley — no Mike Castle he — had a rule: Support the most conservative candidate who is electable.

    A timeless rule of sober politics, and particularly timely now. This is no ordinary time. And this is no ordinary Democratic administration. It is highly ideological and ambitious. It is determined to use whatever historical window it is granted to change the country structurally, irreversibly. It has already done so with Obamacare and has equally lofty ambitions for energy, education, immigration, taxation, industrial policy and the composition of the Supreme Court.

    That’s what makes the eleventh-hour endorsements of O’Donnell by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Sarah Palin so reckless and irresponsible.

    Of course Mike Castle is a liberal Republican. What do you expect from Delaware? A DeMint? Castle voted against Obamacare and the stimulus. Yes, he voted for cap-and-trade. That’s batting .667. You’d rather have a Democrat who bats .000 and who might give the Democrats the 50th vote to control the Senate?

    Castle wasn’t only electable. He was unbeatable. Why do you think Beau Biden, long groomed to inherit his father’s seat, flinched from running? Because Castle, who had already won statewide races a dozen times, scared him off. Democrats had already given up on the race.

    O’Donnell, a lifelong activist who has twice lost statewide races, is very problematic. It is not that the Republican establishment denigrates her chances — virtually every nonpartisan electoral analyst from Charlie Cook to Larry Sabato to Stuart Rothenberg has her losing in November.

    Nor is opposition to O’Donnell’s candidacy a sign of hostility or disrespect to the Tea Party. Many of those who wanted to see Castle nominated in Delaware have from the beginning defended the Tea Party movement from the mainstream media’s scurrilous portrayal of it as a racist rabble of resentful lumpenproletarians. Indeed, it is among the most vigorous and salutary grass-roots movements of our time, dedicated to a genuine constitutionalism from which the country has strayed far.

    And its complaint that it is often taken for granted by the Republican establishment (interestingly parallel to the often-heard African American community’s complaint against the Democratic Party) is not to be dismissed. Tea Partyers should not, as many of them fear, simply be used by the Republican Party as a source of electoral energy while their own candidates are ignored and dismissed. But the question is: Which of their candidates?

    Marco Rubio in Florida is strong, serious, dynamic. He has a great future as a Republican leader. Joe Miller, who upset the Murkowski dynasty in Alaska, is a man of remarkable achievement: West Point graduate, decorated veteran, judge. Both will win.

    Moreover, geography matters. Rand Paul may not be the best candidate in the world — it is not a very good idea to start your general election campaign by expressing reservations about the Civil Rights Act — but he is running in Kentucky. He will almost certainly win.

    Delaware is not Kentucky. If Republicans want to be a national party, they cannot write off the Northeast, whose Republicanism is of a distinctly moderate variety. Scott Brown broke Republican ranks to vote for Obama’s financial reform. Are conservatives going to now run him out of the Senate? Wasn’t it just eight months ago that his victory in Massachusetts was hailed as a turning point in the campaign to stop the Obama agenda?

    You don’t stop that agenda by nominating an O’Donnell in Delaware and turning a Senate seat from safe Republican to safe Democratic.

    If DeMint and Palin want to show that helping O’Donnell over the top — she won late and by six points — wasn’t a capricious spreading of fairy dust, perhaps they should go to Delaware now and get her elected to the Senate.

    You made it possible. Now make it happen. I would be happy to be proved wrong about O’Donnell’s electability — I want Republicans to win that 51st seat. Stay in Delaware and show us you were right. The beaches are said to be lovely in the fall.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/09/16/AR2010091604899.html

  159. OOh someones gonna be in big doodoo for this and they call the republicans the nasty party?

    http://biggovernment.com/sright/2010/09/17/dem-congresswomans-supporters-participate-in-palin-as-hitler-rally/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BigGovernment+%28Big+Government%29

    Dem COngresswomen’s Supporters Participate In “Palin-As-Hitler” Rally

    A video showing protesters outside an Americans For Prosperity event has surfaced on the internet. It shows the protestors with signs depicting Sarah Palin and Glenn beck with Hitler mustaches and the label “Naz-Tea Party” over their pictures. Also depicted as Hitler is GOP candidate Adam Kinzinger running against Rep. Debbie Halvorson (IL-D) in the 11th District in Illinois.

    As protests go, it’s a bit limp and poorly attended, but the offensive and inflammatory signs certainly grab your attention. Especially considering the Democratic Party and the NAACP’s very high-profile condemnation of inflammatory signs that have appeared at Tea Party events.

    What makes this video so compelling is what it shows after the protest.

    Once the scene breaks up, a handful of the protesters, including one gentleman in a striped shirt who is earlier seen leading the group in a chant, walk two blocks away and enter a well-lit office.

    The well-lit office happens to be Halvorson’s campaign headquarters. You can clearly see Halvorson’s campaign manager Julie Merz sitting in the window chuckling with the team as the wind-down after a long night of hanging out with people who like depicting the former Vice-Presidential candidate as a mass-murdering fascist.

    We eagerly await Rep. Halvorson’s condemnation of the hate that was on display at this protest and we expect her to immediately purge from her staff any and all participants who readily accepted the depiction of Beck, Palin and Kinzinger as Adolph Hitler-Like Nazi’s.

    We also ask the NAACP and Democratic leadership to condemn these “Astro-turf” protestors as hate-mongers and bigots for likening Ms. Palin to Hitler.

    We’re sure Speaker Nancy Pelosi will want to investigate who was behind the funding for this event and the printing of those signs. We’re sure Ms. Pelosi won’t have any trouble getting that information, after all, Julie Merz – Rep. Halvorsen’s campaign manager who is depicted at the end of the video – was just recently the Deputy Director of Member Services on Ms. Pelosi’s staff.

  160. YES! The Clintons are talking this Sunday!!!

    Guest lineup for the Sunday TV news shows:
    ___

    ABC’s “This Week” — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

    ___

    CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Former President Bill Clinton; Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell.

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    NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Bill Clinton; former Secretary of State Colin Powell.

    ___

    CNN’s “State of the Union” — Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C.; Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine; former Rep. Tom Davis, R-Va.; Anita Dunn, former Obama White House communications director

    “Fox News Sunday” _ O’Donnell; Karl Rove, former adviser to President George W. Bush.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i7oAJjPIfIEPNvO2KdwO2GChiMkwD9I9TET00

  161. US, world powers to hold talks on Iran next week

    WASHINGTON — The United States and five other world powers which are seeking to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions will hold talks next week on the sidelines of the the UN General Assembly, officials said.

    US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is expected to join her counterparts from Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany at a meeting next Wednesday in New York, Clinton’s spokesman Philip Crowley said.

    “We would anticipate a leader at the ministerial level, plus the political directors,” Crowley told reporters.

    He said attending the meeting will be William Burns, the US undersecretary for political affairs, and his counterparts from the five permanent members of the UN Security Council, plus Germany, a grouping known as the P5-plus-one.

    In June, the UN Security Council imposed a fourth round of sanctions against Iran for its refusal to halt uranium enrichment, which the West fears masks a drive to build a nuclear bomb. Iran denies the charge.

    Amid a wave of new international concern over Iran’s activities, the United States, Britain and France said Wednesday that more countries must report on how they are implementing the four rounds of sanctions.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5i87RyGMIDQz_lIG583KD4uIr3wNA

  162. That POS Chris Wallace is at it again..innuendo’s and bashing the Clintons….anyone watch Sheppard Smith today?? I am going to see if I can find the video and post it.

  163. “‘Draw Mohammed’ cartoonist goes into hiding, paper says”

    A cartoonist for Seattle Weekly in Washington state is in hiding after she received death threats for mocking the Prophet Mohammed five months ago, the newspaper reported.

    The alternative weekly’s editor in chief reported this week that artist Molly Norris is “going ghost” on the advice of FBI security specialists. She will be moving and changing her name, Mark Fefer wrote.

    “You may have noticed that Molly Norris’ comic is not in the paper this week. That’s because there is no more Molly,” he said. “She is, in effect, being put into a witness-protection program – except, as she notes, without the government picking up the tab.

    http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/09/17/draw-mohammed-cartoonist-goes-into-hiding-paper-says/?hpt=T2
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    Any sense of outrage from the NY Imam, his “interfaith crisis team”, the “moderates”?????

  164. JanH
    September 17th, 2010 at 5:38 pm
    The Buckley rule

    By Charles Krauthammer
    Friday, September 17, 2010
    ***************

    He is dead wrong this time. They are all out of here.

  165. On Palin, I think her role as kingmaker is nothing short of amazing, she certainly has the midas touch with endorsements. Give her 4 to 8 years. Barring any great FUBAR’s she will be quite electable, but let’s have Hillary in 2012 and 2016.

    ———————-

    If Hillary runs and the Clintonistas take back the Dem party, we won’t NEED Palin in 2020; I hope a new Clintonista will be ready to take over.

    Palin is a good second choice if Hillary doesnt’ run. And it would be great to see her as the “new face of the GOP” in any case. If she were Hillary’s Gingrich, they could get some good stuff done.

    What do you think Palin should do for the next 4-8 years? Wouldn’t the kingmaker thing get old? Tho it’s fun to think about her and Bill running around promoting pawns, er, making kings, getting ready for a big dust-up.

  166. SHV, I linked that article here yesterday I think. It made me angry that there are these people who will kill her. It is all about holding people hostage or blackmailing people, or terrorizing people. You’re right. How about the ‘moderate’ GZ Imam calling for a truce on this and asking those fuckers to lift the fatwa? Educate his people to become hmmm.. tolerant.

  167. Palin Opens Up About Possible 2012 Run, Says She’s Willing to ‘Give It a Shot’

    Sarah Palin may be edging closer to a 2012 presidential run, telling Fox News “I would give it a shot” if the American people think she’s “the one.”

    The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee was in Des Moines, Iowa, Friday for the Reagan Dinner, a big GOP fundraiser in the heart of water-testing country for presidential candidates.

    Palin has remained coy about her ambitions, but she elaborated a bit in an interview with Fox News, attaching several conditions to the possibility of a 2012 presidential run.

    “If the American people were to be ready for someone who is willing to shake it up, and willing to get back to time-tested truths, and help lead our country towards a more prosperous and safe future and if they happen to think I was the one, if it were best for my family and for our country, of course I would give it a shot,” she said.

    “But I’m not saying that it’s me. I know I can certainly make a difference without having a title. I’m having a good time doing exactly that right now.”

    Palin, a Fox News contributor and best-selling author since leaving the governor’s mansion last year, has become one of the Tea Party movement’s biggest allies. She’s also thrown her clout around in the GOP primary season with a string of endorsements.

    She said in February that she’d be “willing” to take on President Obama in two years, and White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Friday he suspects she’s testing the water.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/09/17/palin-opens-possible-run-says-shed-shot/

  168. This is outrageous. A Mass public school took children on a field trip to a mosque, and had some of the kids join prayers (just the boys, the girls obviously couldn’t). Oh, and this mosque had up on its website a lovely admonition for men to hang a whip in plain view in the house, as a reminder for wives who might get uppity.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7-I9Qp3d4Y

  169. JanH

    September 17th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    YES! The Clintons are talking this Sunday!!!

    CBS’ “Face the Nation” — Former President Bill Clinton; Delaware Republican Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell.
    _________________________

    Excellent! Bill is getting to O’Donnell on Sunday. And according to Jan’s schedule, O’D is on with Rove later on on FOX News Sunday.

  170. Jan H, What a line up for Sunday….I hope Odonnell puts on her armor…she’ll need it for ROve….that is a set up if ever I’ve ever seen one…

    That’s the one to watch because I always thought Rove has been in bed with Obama….if he hangs O’Donnell and I believe he will, it will prove it.

    Hillary and Dinnerjacket…WOW!

    I guess they are trying to trick Bill Clinton with O’Donnell.

  171. HillaryForTexas, that is a shocking video if it is accurate as to the events that took place. Kids taken to a mosque and allowed to pray? A Jewish boy praying there too? Separation of church and state is dead in Massachusetts? Weird.

  172. The alternative weekly’s editor in chief reported this week that artist Molly Norris is “going ghost” on the advice of FBI security specialists. She will be moving and changing her name, Mark Fefer wrote.

    “You may have noticed that Molly Norris’ comic is not in the paper this week. That’s because there is no more Molly,” he said. “She is, in effect, being put into a witness-protection program – except, as she notes, without the government picking up the tab.

    http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/09/17/draw-mohammed-cartoonist-goes-into-hiding-paper-says/?hpt=T2

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

    Fefer doesn’t seem very worried about her. If she were really going to change her name etc — would he be telling the world about it? More likely a publicity stunt.

  173. jtjames
    September 17th, 2010 at 2:36
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    I want him back too…or the better half, he always says Hillary is the smarter of the two, with that being said, I do not agree with his comments about the Tea party. I think he is afraid there wont be any Dem party for Hillary to run on. Also sad about his voting for the present HCB.

  174. Shadowfax
    September 17th, 2010 at 3:34 pm
    I have been reading though the posts, still behind but I am sad that folks this election go-around will have to vote for unqualified and rightwing wackjobs just to stop Barry in his tracks.

    I know, what other choice do folks have…but what a terrible place we are now in when voting for a good candidate is not part of the mix.

    Throw the bums out, but try to vote good folks in, as much as possible, or the ‘new’ congress is going to make huge mistakes in governing before their long term is out.

    _________________

    It will not happen in one election. In my view it would take several elections with a great deal of vigilance to get your politicians sorted out. In Canada at one point we voted out an entire party to the point that we had only 2 Conservative members. However, within a short period of time we had a more right-wing group of Conservatives in power, thankfully only as a minority government. Other Canadians do not have to agree with me (and maybe will not) that we should have held to our guns and cleaned the party out entirely – and then turned on the Liberals who really are no better than the Conservatives these days. I have voted Conservative before but there is nothing that would enduce me to vote for the Harper Conservatives. It appears that in most countries there are no leaders left, which is probably the reason the world is in the mess it is. I think there should be some mechanism put in place against special interests and lobbyists, who unfortunately now run our politicians.

    That is just my opinion. It will take constant vigilance over several years in order to weed out the corrupt from government.

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