Situation Comedy Canceled – Barack Obama Is The Daily Show Joke

The New York Times proves it is worthless with a story today called “Obama Coalition Is Fraying“. We know many who voted for Obama are drenched in regret. But the Obama Coalition is a “situation comedy” demographic of African-Americans, the temporarily young, and well off gentry white liberals, not what the New York Times describes.

The Obama voters who are voting GOP this year were never part of the patchwork crazy-quilt Obama strategists and the truly stupid Democratic “leaders” envisioned as the new Obama Dimocratic Party.

The Obama “situation comedy” coalition in fact was a rejection of the winning coalition of FDR/Hillary Clinton. The “situation comedy” coalition was never a way to build a party. Now the consequences are clear as the snubbed and disenfranchise get the message and walk away:

“Republicans have wiped out the advantage held by Democrats in recent election cycles among women, Roman Catholics, less affluent Americans and independents. All of those groups broke for Mr. Obama in 2008 and for Congressional Democrats when they grabbed both chambers from the Republicans four years ago, according to exit polls.

If women choose Republicans over Democrats in House races on Tuesday, it will be the first time they have done so since exit polls began tracking the breakdown in 1982.

The poll provides a pre-Election Day glimpse of a nation so politically disquieted and disappointed in its current trajectory that 57 percent of the registered voters surveyed said they were more willing to take a chance this year on a candidate with little previous political experience. More than a quarter of them said they were even willing to back a candidate who holds some views that “seem extreme.”

Obama and the Obama Dimocratic Party dumped senior voters, snubbed white working class voters, insulted women and gay citizens, in favor of the weak “situation comedy” coalition of frat boys, gentry whites, and besotted with skin color “pride” African-Americans – a weak foundation on which to build a political party. This then is the result:

“With a week to go until Election Day, House Democrats face the potential of a political bloodbath the size of which we haven’t seen since the presidency of Franklin Delano Roosevelt.”

While the Obama “situation comedy” is in the process of being canceled Barack Obama flew to The Daily Show. It was a Halloween display of petulance, promises, and prickliness. In short it was further embarrassments.

“On Comedy Central, the joke was on President Obama Wednesday night.

The president had come, on the eve of what will almost certainly be the loss of his governing majority, to plead his case before Jon Stewart, gatekeeper of the disillusioned left. But instead of displaying the sizzle that won him an army of youthful supporters two years ago, Obama had a Brownie moment.

The Daily Show host was giving Obama a tough time about hiring the conventional and Clintonian Larry Summers as his top economic advisor.

“In fairness,” the president replied defensively, “Larry Summers did a heckuva job.

“You don’t want to use that phrase, dude,” Stewart recommended with a laugh.

Dude. The indignity of a comedy show host calling the commander in chief “dude” pretty well captured the moment for Obama. He was making this first-ever appearance by a president on the Daily Show as part of a long-shot effort to rekindle the spirit of ’08. In the Daily Show, Obama had a friendly host and an even friendlier crowd.”

Obama, having made a fool of himself with the “heckuva job” blunder followed up that blunder by saying “pun intended”. Larry Summers, the egotistical Harvard professor was pushed under the bus because Obama did not want to admit that he had just compared his economic team to the George W. Bush Hurricane Katrina team. Of course, the strong argument can be made that the Obama economic team is less capable than the Bush team at Katrina savaged New Orleans.

Barack Obama was petulant on The Daily Show. His inner Urkel insecurities were on display for all to see as he was mocked and laughed at even though it was a very friendly audience prepared to give the boob a break.

“But, as in his MTV appearance a couple of weeks ago, Obama didn’t try to connect with his youthful audience. He was serious and defensive, pointing a finger at his host several times as he quarreled with the premise of a question.

Stewart, who struggled to suppress a laugh as Obama defended Summers, turned out to be an able inquisitor on behalf of aggrieved liberals. He spoke for the millions who had been led to believe that Obama was some sort of a messianic figure. Obama has only himself to blame for their letdown. By raising expectations impossibly high, playing the transformational figure to Hillary Clinton’s status-quo drone, he gave his followers an unrealistic hope.

“You’re coming from a place, you ran on a very high rhetoric: ‘hope’ and ‘change.’ And the Democrats this year seem to be running on ‘Please, baby, one more chance.‘” Stewart observed. “Are you disappointed in how it’s gone?”

Obama replied that he was advised after the election that “two years from now, folks are going to be frustrated” — a prediction he did not make public to his starry-eyed suporters at the time.

We have done things that some folks don’t even know about,” Obama ventured.”

We expect the Republican Congress will push aside the rocks and uncover exactly what “things” have been done “that some folks don’t even know about.” Expect that sentence to be the one that Barack Obama will most come to rue because it reeks of deeper meanings.

Stewart mocked Obama: “Is the difficulty that you have here the distance between what you ran on and what you delivered? You ran with such, if I may, audacity…. yet legislatively it has felt timid at times.” Obama bristled. Obama finger-pointed. Obama admitted that the foundation of his policies “is corrupt”

“Still, the president did not really quarrel with Stewart’s notion that Obama has done some of his work in a “political manner that has papered over a foundation that is corrupt.

“I think that is fair,” Obama granted.”

Corruption was not papered over, it was slathered on like syrup on a child’s ice cream treat.

On The Daily Show “Yes, We Can” sank to “Yes We Can, but, it’s not going to happen overnight.” The celestial choirs howled with laughter.

So degraded is Barack Obama that on Politico the story of the day is Jon Stewart, not Barack Obama. Think about that. A supposed website about politics is focused on how important a comedian is on the day after said comedian just interviewed a goofball president.

Today the authors of Game Change wonder if Obama will “change the game again“. they write:

“On the line for Obama will be his place in history: whether he retains the possibility of being a seminal historical figure or sees his presidency rendered as a failed, one-term accident.

For Obama to avoid the latter fate, he will need to muster all of the considerable talent he displayed in 2008. He will need to persuade the country that he is on the way to fulfilling the grand and sweeping promise he embodied for many in that campaign. To make further transformation seem essential while arguing in favor of continuity. To rouse the passions of those he has disappointed and to allay the fears of those he has turned wary. He will need, in other words, to change the game again.”

The authors of Game Change don’t know what they are talking about. Barack Obama is not a “one-term accident”. Barack Obama is the product of decisions and actions by JournoListers and Big Media to ignore the corruption which brought Obama to power.

Barack Obama is the product of schemes and dreams crafted by corrupt power players such as Ted Kennedy, Tom Daschle, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi 2×4 Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, and Rahm Emanuel. Barack Obama is the product of strategists who fooled themselves and others into thinking that a political party could be built by snubbing white working class voters, women, and instead snipping together a patchwork coalition of disparate interests. Barack Obama is the product of dupes and dopes like Donna Brazile and Big Blog Boys and Nutroot activists who are well educated but lack common sense and discernment. It was the gullibility of the cynical.

There was no “considerable talent” displayed by Obama in 2008. What was considerable was the Big Media attacks on anyone who dared question the blivet that is Barack Obama. What was considerable was the rescue squads from the Democratic establishment and Big Media as Obama fumbled, bumbled and was dragged to the finish line.

What was considerable was the theft of votes in Michigan, and Florida and even from Hillary Clinton, votes that were won by election, not selection.

What was considerable was the economic crisis that eventually persuaded most Americans to throw out the GOP. What was considerable was the exhaustion with George W. Bush who by the end of the year returned to the front pages along with the economic crisis. Now Americans, according to polls, prefer even George W. Bush to Barack Obama. Americans want Obama fired in 2012. So much for “transformational”.

In Barack Obama’s “situation comedy” Dimocratic Party it is OK to call a woman the most sexist and misogynistic terms what was done to Hillary Clinton is now aimed at Meg Whitman, Sarah Palin, Sharon Angle – and the mainline fake women groups stay silent. It’s all one big joke to call women running for election “whores” and “bitches”.

It’s all one big joke. The biggest joke of all is Barack Obama. On Tuesday, Americans will have the last laugh.


190 thoughts on “Situation Comedy Canceled – Barack Obama Is The Daily Show Joke

  1. The indignity of a comedy show host calling the commander in chief “dude” pretty well captured the moment for Obama.
    It’s all one big joke. The biggest joke of all is Barack Obama. On Tuesday, Americans will have the last laugh.
    admin, with comments like those above, you rival the best of the Daily Show! And, another mood elevator!

  2. Somali militants execute 2 girls; town horrified

    MOGADISHU, Somalia – The two accused spies died amid a fusillade of bullets from a firing squad organized by a hardline Islamist militia. The condemned pair were only girls, aged 15 and 18, and their grieving relatives say they were uneducated, usually stayed at home and could not have spied for anyone.

    Horrified residents of the town of Belet Weyne, in western Somalia, were forced to watch the execution by al-Shabab on Wednesday. One woman fainted as the girls were gunned down by 10 masked executioners.

    “Those who watched the event could not bear the painful experience. Two very young girls were shot as they watched and no one could help,” said Dahir Casowe, a local elder.

    Al-Shabab is linked to al-Qaida and has carried out whippings, amputations and executions to enforce its own strict interpretation of Islam. But this was the first public execution of girls in Belet Weyne, which al-Shabab took over just over a year ago.

    Only shortly before the executions, Sheik Mohamed Ibrahim sentenced the girls to death for spying for government soldiers fighting al-Shabab. The only qualifications Ibrahim needed to be appointed a judge by al-Shabab were that he be male and know the Quran.

    Abdiwali Aden, a witness, told The Associated Press by phone that al-Shabab militiamen had walked through Belet Weyne’s streets, using microphones and handheld speakers to order residents to attend the pending executions.

    Later, Ayan Mohamed Jama, 18, and Huriyo Ibrahim, 15, wearing veils and blindfolds, were brought before the hundreds of gathered residents. As they were mowed down with assault rifles, the girls shouted “There is no God but Allah,” said a witness who asked not to be named for fear of reprisals. A woman fainted, said Da’ud Ahmed, another witness….


    Allah Akbar! Allah Akbar! I think not.

  3. “If women choose Republicans over Democrats in House races on Tuesday, it will be the first time they have done so since exit polls began tracking the breakdown in 1982.”

    I wanted them scared, and I am thrilled beyond measure that they are. I have to remember to make those ginger-molasses cookies and get a bottle of port this weekend. Maple-flavored icing to sandwich between the cookies with a dash of the port. It will make a wonderful evening snack on November 2nd.

    ” … frat boys, gentry whites, and besotted with skin color “pride” African-Americans … ”

    African-Americans who ignored the little warning voice in their heads and got suckered, you mean. They figured that a darker-than-usual white man that gentry whites called “black” was close enough for them. They should have asked themselves why gentry whites of all people liked the asshole in the first place. I think they knew it deep down, though. I can sure tell when I’m being shoved forward toward the microphone as the Token Girl. Your average black person is savvy enough to sniff out when the same thing is happening to them — they sensed it. They knew that this man wasn’t one of them, but they made that deal with the devil without reading the fine print.

  4. Its the last weekend of campaigning and frankly, i dont think it will make a shred of difference, people have made up their minds and most undecideds now will break for the challengers, this is not good news for Democrats.

    I hope they have truckloads of indigestion relief ready for Tuesday night, they are gonna need them.

  5. Hahah Janis and I are going to be on the port on Tuesday night, that means I’m gonna be in a sarcastic witty mood, prepare yourselves.

  6. “We expect the Republican Congress will push aside the rocks and uncover exactly what “things” have been done “that some folks don’t even know about.””

    Seriously, don’t hold your breath. There’s plenty of Republican bodies under those rocks, too. True prosecution is ALWAYS off the table because there is no such thing as single-sided corruption. It’s mutually assured destruction in the government; any Dem who is backed up against the wall can sing like a bird on just as many Repub toadies, and vice versa. They will never truly prosecute one another.

    ” … well educated but lack common sense and discernment.”

    Here, let me rephrase that:

    ” … pissed around for four years at expensive schools but didn’t actually learn a damn thing aside from partying and networking with the rich parents of their equally rich fellow students.”

    They went to pricey schools, and that is ALL they did. Most of them failed, wound up on academic probation, or got shitty grades while there, but these are the types of schools where good grades and actually attending class and learning aren’t necessary. You go to them for four years, fuck around, drink a lot, manage somehow to stay off of academic probation, then get a white-collar job in your uncle’s law firm. Actually studying is for the working-class slobs who need to use their brains to get through life and not their family connections.

  7. Excellent! Yes, Americans will have the last laugh on Tuesday. I am still concerned about some of the more liberal voters out there, like the many who live in New York, and California. Will they ever admit that they are wrong? Even the residents of liberal Illinois are willing to hand the Senate seat that was once Øbama’s to a Republican.

    I am hoping for a major upset in Delaware. Christine O’Donnell may not be a favorite here, but she’s an ordinary American running against a forgetable bearded marxist Democrat, and it would be nice to see someone from the proletariat win.

  8. No-one suggest that we all take a drink everytime a Republican wins a seat on Tuesday, we may all end up in the hospital, if we did that or at least one hell of a hangover.

  9. Janis, I agree. But for now, it’s the Democrats that we need to flush out from under those slimy rocks. The Republicans can get there’s the next go around, especially if they are incapable of showing that they have what it takes to run the country.

    Let the Republicans flush out the most corrupt Democrats as an example to the others. If they obtain a solid majority in the House of Representatives, which I believe they will, and then possibly take the Senate away from Democrat control, which I believe is an even bet, then I don’t think that Republicans are going to worry about finding their own under those rocks, especially if they are selective as to which rocks they decide to look under.


    And oh, by the way, the polling sample — 38 percent Democrat and 27 percent Republican — is more dramatically skewed toward the Democrats than just about any other poll (OK, there’s Newsweek, but not even James Carville takes that seriously).

    Obama has managed to lose his own standing, take his party down with him, and convince core Democratic constituencies to vote Republican. And it took him only two years.

  11. Still reading the Admins post, but after watching the ‘Dude’ clip, I am really shocked.
    Everyone knows that I am no fan of Barry, but this is what I saw:

    1- A very angry President that is out there, selling his soul to the Devil on tv, allowing himself to be laughed at, and so drugged out on anti-depressants that he doesn’t have the zip and swift mockery comeback he usually does.

    2- He has taken his snake oil show on the liberal comedy shows to try and reach the kids he gave iPods to for a vote.

    3- Stewart feels like he is Barry’s equal. He is equal with the President of the United States because he has a successful comedy show. This shows us what little respect Stewart really has for Obama.

    Barry is going down fast………..

    I guess 2010 is going to give Obama real abandonment issues.

  12. Shadowfax
    October 28th, 2010 at 12:17 am

    That was an interesting post you made on the last thread.

  13. nomobama

    That’s why I mentioned being drudged out on anti-depressants, it seemed possible from the way he acted in the video Admin posted.

    I wonder if the insider is correct?

  14. #
    October 28th, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    I am seeing more and more would-be journalists plagiarizing Admin’s work. I suppose it could be considered a compliment. At least it’s a change from all the badmouthing that went on before.

    And this is a ‘Good Thing!’ Admin’s successful predictions have preceded her/his knowledge of the political process. Journalist addicted to Obamaisms working their way out of the fog created by the now defunct Obama machine are at a loss for words/thoughts. They are floundering at the task of writing their columns in a coherent, substantive manner relating any useful material projecting the midterms with any credibility at all.

    Ok- I’m gonna say it…/ We Won!

    Bill, YOU WON! Patting Bill on the shoulders!

    You WON! 😀

    p.s. we’re not done yet…

    HILLARY in @)!@

  15. admin
    October 28th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    And oh, by the way, the polling sample — 38 percent Democrat and 27 percent Republican

    That may be valid. Not because “there are more Dems than Repubs” (at least not this year)…don’t forget, ACORN or shadow orgs doing ACORN’s dirty work may ensure that dead voters vote early, and vote often.

    For some reason, dead voters are not phased by this whole “enthusiasm gap”.

  16. For anyone interested in the Caprio/Chafee/Robitalle race:

    Carcieri has just about bankrupted the state of Rhode Island. The DNC is running an ad… where I learned Robitalle is a Carcieri underboss/aide. And for all the damage Carcieri has done to the state, not a whimper from any journalist from The Providence Journal willing to take a stand! Hmmm… where is Charles Bakst?

  17. The analyst suggests that he had considerable talent, because they need a reason to justify why they voted for him. If you dareto ask them just exactly what his considerable individual talents were, I think they would be hard press to put together a reasonable list.

    Just as when people noted he had no specific plan on anything, the Obama drinkers suggested he did not have to have one as he was so smart and talented.

    Both of those are projections of images that they cannot really justify or prove, yet they elected a person President using those techniques.

  18. The Obama Dimocrat message to the bitter and the clingy (but not delivered with a fifteenth of honesty or passion):

  19. Iiiinteresting. News just broke that Bill Clinton, at Obama’s behest, tried to pressure Meeks in FL to drop out. And “someone” has leaked the news 5 days before an election, and one of Bill’s aides has confirmed.

    Gee, why would Bill make that known? LOL!!! Ahhhh, he’s a sly old dawg, my Bill. He’s subtle. He’s a master.

  20. OMG- The NBC evening news political analyst for our local Governor’s race is:

    ….Lisa PELOSI. Is this Nasty’s daughter? She is reconfirming that Frank Caprio has made a fatal error in his miscalculated dissing of Obama’s snubbed endorsement.

  21. nomobama
    October 28th, 2010 at 3:54 pm
    Somali militants execute 2 girls; town horrified

    MOGADISHU, Somalia – The two accused spies died amid a fusillade of bullets from a firing squad organized by a hardline Islamist militia. The condemned pair were only girls, aged 15 and 18, and their grieving relatives say they were uneducated, usually stayed at home and could not have spied for anyone.
    only girls, only girls, only girls, only girls, only girls, only girls, only girls, only girls, only girls, only girls, only girls, only girls, only girls, only girls, only girls, only girls, only girls, ….where is turndown to defend the islam nation….

  22. HillaryforTexas
    October 28th, 2010 at 7:21 pm?

    Didn’t he get in trouble in Pa for the same thing? I mean if he is a representative of the WH?

  23. Whoops Bill just threw a spanner, if it was at Obama’s request, then the AA’s are not going to take to this kindly.

    Bill Clinton pushed Kendrick Meek to quit Florida race


    I’ve guessed they have been trying to do this and I bet Bill is letting this be known this is Obama’s doing because Obama is obviously going to drop Bill in it and Bill probably got wind of Obama’s setup.

    Obama can’t be seen as trying to muscle an AA out of the race but wouldnt think twice of blaming Bill for it.

  24. All this does is give Rubio a baseball bat to batter them both with now, that Crist and Meek are trying to subvert the voting process, This will be hand votes by the bucketload to Rubio.

  25. moon, Bill is smart. Say “yeah, sure”, do what the party asks of him, then leak it at the opportune time, when the Dims need to motivate the AA vote to have a prayer in hell of even surviving this landslide.

    The Dimocratic Party thought they’d neutered Big Dawg. But Big Dawg doesn’t just react on the spot- he plays the long game. I am grinning ear to ear over this.

  26. However though, letting this be known today that Obama wants Meek out of the race follows right on the heels of Obama not supporting Caprio in RI.

    Are you listening hard Dems, thats right, Obama will not support you, you cannot trust him.

  27. Moon on Pluto at 7:46PM

    When Caprio found out he said Obama can take his endorsement “and shove it”. Telling Obama to “shove it” is something a majority of Democrats are already doing and it might just be a matter of time before the whole party as well as the country tells him to shove it in 2012.

    No presidential candidate in memory and certainly none since Richard Nixon was as provably deceitful, dishonest, duplicitous,and had a record of serial lying as did Barrack Obama, all of which was overlooked in the name of electing “the first black president” which in and of itself was a lie since the truth is he is mixed race which for some reason wasn’t good enough for those promoting his candidacy. The difference between Obama and Nixon was that Nixon’s deceit was about getting even, Obama’s about getting ahead.

  28. The problem is, Pres. Clinton’s the one being blamed for stabbing Meek in the back – Not Obama. I’m not sure I see the wisdom behind this “strategy”.

  29. “The White House, Democrats said, had knowledge of the plans and viewed them as a path to capturing the Senate seat, but did not initiate the talks.”

    translation, we approved it but cant be seen to do it.

  30. Whatever happens, this will seriously damage the Dem brand, you run under a D but don’t expect to be backed by the WH.


    I swear the headlines at Drudge are as big as I have ever seen them

  32. Bill Clinton is not going to take this lying down if he’s been set up. This means war if its Obama dirty tricks on Bill. Which it could well be.

  33. Yep, that slimeball Drudge is putting those two things together in his big headline with what the hell is going on?

  34. Kind of a funny twist as she is a write in candidate and he won’t say her name.

    Damn…Alaska Supreme Court Rules Princess Lisa Is Special Afterall

    Some bad news to offset the good news in the last post.

    Alaska Supreme Court rules that election officials can provide voters with a list of names of write in candidates.

    After a day’s worth of back-and-forth, the Alaska Supreme Court on Wednesday said voters can look at a list of certified write-in candidates when they go to the polls.
    The Supreme Court’s decision late Wednesday blocked a lower court ruling made earlier in the day from taking effect while the high court further considers an appeal.

    The Alaska Democratic Party and the Alaska Republican Party joined forces this week in court seeking to keep the list out of voting places. They thought they’d won the case Wednesday morning when the lower court judge told the state Division of Elections to remove the list from voting places statewide.

    But the Supreme Court decision allows voters at early voting sites to see the lists if they say they need help and want to be shown a list of write-in candidates. The decision could aid Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s write-in U.S. Senate bid; her campaign had fought to keep the lists at polling places.

    “This stay will ensure that Alaskans can continue to get the assistance they’re entitled to under law,” said campaign manager Kevin Sweeney in a statement.

    The Supreme Court did say the lists must not disclose the party affiliation of the write-in candidates. And the ballots of those voters who ask for the list must be segregated from the ballots of other voters, pending any additional appeals.

    Funny how this comes up now that Mercywitcki is a write in but not before when other candidates went the write in route. I wonder if daddy Merzkowsky appointed any of these judges.

    More bad news for Miller…Slu sends along a poll which says Miller is in third place. Poll is of adults, not even registered, let alone likely voters so it’s meaningless (thanks to Greggory in the comments for pointing that out).

    Is Alaska really going to send this go along, get along hack back to the Senate over an actual conservative and war hero?

    I blame Eisenhower.

    Joe Miller for Senate

    Thanks to Rebecca Grunewald for the heads up on the AK Supreme Court story.

    Looks like Miller has a big event in Anchorage today with some big time firepower coming in for the occasion.

  35. Janis
    October 28th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    …ginger-molasses cookies and get a bottle of port this weekend. Maple-flavored icing to sandwich between the cookies with a dash of the port.

    I was just asking everyone what they wanted to have to snack on while we watch returns. Besides the port of course, that was a given.

    I think I’ll hunt for that recipe and give them a try. I really like ginger-molasses with lemon flavored icing for sandwiching. Maybe I will do both.

  36. Miami Gardens, FL — Kendrick Meek campaign manager Abe Dyk released the following statement regarding the Politico article.

    “The article is not true. Kendrick Meek was never dropping out of this race, is never dropping out of this race, and will never drop out of this race. Kendrick Meek will always stand up for the middle class and will not leave Floridians a choice between two lifelong conservative Republicans who only stand with the special interests. Kendrick is the Democratic nominee so if anyone should drop out, it’s Charlie Crist.”

    Someone is lying here, its a total clusterfuck?


    I wonder if Bill is gonna flip out because someone is abusing his trust and help here.

  37. Regarding the alleged Bill Clinton/Kendrick Meek article, there are many odd things that come to mind about this.

    First and foremost, the reason why many rejected getting Meek out of the race was because there was great fear that African-American voters would stay home if Meek dropped out. The other candidates on the ticket wanted Meek to stay on the ballot. So then why try to get Meek out and kill all the other candidates, who are not doing so well right now anyway?

    Second, why get this information out at this late date? If this is supposed to muscle Meek out, now it won’t work and will really make Meek supporters angry. If it does work, ditto. If this is supposed to signal to all that Crist is now the Dimocratic candidate, for all intents and purposes, again it could really make Meek supporters angry.

    Third, as the article states there are two big reasons for such a desperation play: (1) the Senate is still viewed as vulnerable; (2) there is great fear of Marco Rubio who is viewed at “a potential national figure” (we wrote a short while back that the Rubio and Feingold race are the two most important races in the country).

    A point of clarification which will be missed is that Doug Band from Clinton’s office was asked to be an intermediary between the Crist and Meek camps. Bill Clinton got involved in the talks only after Meek said he was considering such a move. It is not surprising that Meek would ask Bill for advice.

    The one question we have: Is this yet another example of blowing up the party? Getting Meek out via an ugly leak is sure to cause a firestorm in Florida and many people are going to be disgusted and not vote. Is this the purpose? Was blowing up the Florida Dimocratic party a birthday gift for Hillary (the Meek switcheroo was supposed to take place on October 26).

  38. moononpluto
    October 28th, 2010 at 8:35 pm


    It has Obama fingerprints all over. Kill two birds with one stone and with slimeballs like Drudge and Ben Smith to put it out there, sure why not.

  39. Something is certainly up Admin, it justs adds to the meme of the Dems out of control and Obama is doing a Macavity.

  40. The Dems as a whole have defunded HOW many women candidates? And one implication that a black candidate should sit it out turns into a firestorm?

  41. Obama wants Crist. This whole thing casts doubt in Dems minds about Meek’s winning. Looks to me like Obama is eating his cake and eating it too. Why is Drudge doing Obama’s bidding?

  42. GonzoTx, Drudge really loves Obama and hates Bill Clinton – ergo the headlines.

    BTW, Rubio should measure the drapes for his office after this fiasco.

  43. Yup, Obama has used Bill for the midterms, now they are nearly over he’ll try to screw him to make him unusable after midterms and hurt Hillary.

    Would not put it past him. Meeks is obviously expendable. Beware Dems, Obama will screw you all.

  44. Hannity just lapped it all up. BC is a good campaigner and Repubs needed to make him look bad and of course Obama wanted the same thing. I will be curious to see how Clinton’s camp handles this.

  45. The Dem’s panic over Rubio is not about the Senate seat, really. They know if he makes it, he becomes a national figure, as admin has said.

    The man is appealing. He is vastly appealing. And he’s Hispanic. He is a HUGE future existential threat to the Dems.

  46. Why is Drudge doing Obama’s bidding?

    Because he’s been handed a big fat check taking care of healines until the election.

  47. Meeks calls for press conference tonight 9:30pm

    Charlie Crist confirms Meek/Clinton talks: Meek schedules press conference tonight Charlie Crist said on MSNBC that he doesn’t expect Kendrick Meek to drop out of the three-way U.S. Senate race: “I think that all three of us will be on the ballot.”

    But he said he knew about the Clinton conversations. “How would I know?,” he said, answering a question host Keith Olbermann said had been asked by the Meek campaign. “Because I had numerous phone calls with people very close to President Clinton. It’s true.”


    fight……Meeks says not true, Crist calls him a liar which would ensue that Meeks must also be calling Clinton’s aide liars. Yup it just got worse.

    Bill needs to come out and settle this because we now have 2 sides to this.

  48. gonzotx


    Firedog is a progressive organization isn’t it?
    I have no clue. I just remember the article that came out from that site about Rove and Brazillenut scheming to hatch Barry as Pres.
    It sent shivers down my spine, so I go back there every now and then to see what’s up.

  49. We’ll have more on this tomorrow after we make a bunch of phone calls to get a better idea of what is going on.

    Right now we have two words: early voting.

    Already 1.6 million votes cast in Florida so much of this comes much too late.

    BTW, we do not think this helps Obama Dimocrats in the least.

  50. HillaryforTexas
    October 28th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    So Obama wants Crist to win and of course Meek is the spoiler (with no clear prospect for a win) and BC is the scapegoat (at least for now).

  51. moononpluto

    October 28th, 2010

    “Bill Clinton is not going to take this lying down if he’s been set up. This means war if its Obama dirty tricks on Bill. Which it could well be.”


    Do we honestly think that Bill Clinton is this gullible not to know what is going on and using it all to his advantage?

  52. Exactly Admin, if anything, it makes it way way worse.

    Sink is probably most definitely sunk now too.

    The people of Florida must be wondering what the hell is going on.

  53. Mrs. Smith

    Why is Drudge doing Obama’s bidding?

    Because he’s been handed a big fat check taking care of healines until the election.
    Or…trying to destroy the Big Dawg, they hope will derail the Clinton’s rise, and keep Hillary from running again.???

  54. JanH, we’ve seen it before, Crist is Obama’s guy, Meeks is Clinton’s guy. There is a war here, i can’t believe that Bill would ask Meek to get out, this is coming from Crist and Obama.

    This could well be revenge for Bill backing Caprio in RI over Obama and the others he’s backed. Obama is said to be furious with Bill.

    There’s a secret war going on here, Obama’s guys against Clintonians. This is rooted in there, the whole story could be a Obama plant to take Meeks out and embarrass Bill and as usual has backfired as do all Obama plots.

  55. I keep thinking about Obamacare and Hillary.

    I wonder if this could happen…

    1- Hillary took the SOS job to stay out of politics while building her network with leaders all over the globe, being constantly in the public eye and doing her magic in front of the world as a hard-worker, brilliant and a champion for all.

    2- While the President flips, flops, blunders and falls…Hillary keeps working, and shining like the star she is.

    3- Obamacrats bomb in the 2010 election, blasting the most powerful crooks, Nasty and Reid off their perches, ending careers of the lemming Dems that followed the fraud off the cliff.

    4- Hillary bails on the SOS job after the election, taking time to regroup and reconnecting with her army.

    5- She runs and wins (again) for President, going to work to fix the HellCare bill and put out the spending fires that Barry set.

    6- She lets Obama take the fall for passing a terrible health care bill, but swoops in to restructure it to a real Universal Health Care Bill before the Rethugs overturn it…

  56. moon,

    Of course there is a war going on and those bloodsucking media vampires are enabling their master with their lies to reach the finish line first.

    Hillary and Bill have been through this before in 2008. It has never stopped. Does anyone really think that obama and his dimwits wanted Hillary as SOS for any reason other than to watch her fail? Did we really think that obama and his slaves would take Bill’s campaigning for Hillary’s supporters lying down?

    The truth will out. It always does. Bambi constantly goes on the attack, whether personally or undercover and if we give it a little time, he will end up with pie on his face like he always does.

  57. Shadowfax
    October 28th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Or…trying to destroy the Big Dawg, they hope will derail the Clinton’s rise, and keep Hillary from running again.???

    Well, confloyd brought up a good point. The Republicans could be paying Drudge to really give the democratic pot a good, incindary stir……

    Keep Hillary from running? Oh, right. Hillary scares easy just like Bill.

  58. From Allahpundit:

    “When writing the earlier post, I completely forgot that Crist was doing an interview tonight on, er, “national” cable news. So that explains the timing of this story — they coordinated it so that Crist would have a large-ish platform to broadcast the fact that Meek is (allegedly) having doubts about his candidacy. If you’re trying to sandbag him and peel away Democratic base voters in Florida, what better chance to do it than during a chat with the left’s most highly rated ranting clown?”
    Looks like the job of Crist and Obama camps.

  59. Ddi anybody watch Meek’s press conference? This was a comment at NQ about it:

    “MEEKS just had a press conference and said none of this is true as far as him dropping out or that pres. Clinton asked him to do this. So maybe we should hold up on the condemnation untl we know the REST of the Story! Actually he seems to be blaming crist”

  60. So that fucker Keith Olbermann

    The Oberturd is still on the air, I hoped they would have put him out to pasture by now.

    When Keithie started trashing Hillary, I never went back to MSNBC. Believe it or not, I would Tivo his show before then, so I didn’t miss his rants against Bush.

    I guess that Hannity is a similar replacement, he rants against Barry, but I have a feeling he will make me sick when the Rethugs take over the House.

  61. Mrs. Smith


    Well, confloyd brought up a good point. The Republicans could be paying Drudge to really give the democratic pot a good, incindary stir……

    ….Would Drudge take greenbacks from Obama to destroy the Clintons/Bill??
    I guess it would help the Rethugs in the long run…

    Keep Hillary from running? Oh, right. Hillary scares easy just like Bill.

    Yea… 🙂

  62. Would Drudge take greenbacks from Obama to destroy the Clintons/Bill??

    Drudge is a not Republican, he is an opportunist like the fraud.

  63. Drudge is a not Republican, he is an opportunist like the fraud.

    Ahhhhhhhh, I had no idea. Thought he was a true red Rethug.

  64. It almost makes one hope for a Reid re-election and may be why BC campaigned for Reid.

    Schumer Readies Possible Effort for Senate Post

    Luke Sharrett/The New York Times

    Senators Charles E. Schumer of New York and Richard J. Durbin of Illinois flank the majority leader, Harry Reid of Nevada.

    Published: October 28, 2010

    WASHINGTON — Senator Charles E. Schumer shipped $500,000 to Nevada in recent weeks to help Harry Reid, the Senate majority leader and Mr. Schumer’s political patron and close friend, as he fights for his political life.

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    At the same time Mr. Schumer, a New York Democrat, made out a smaller check, for $20,000, to the Democratic Party in Vermont, where the gift earned him the good will of Senator Patrick J. Leahy, even though Mr. Leahy is not believed to be in any serious re-election jeopardy.

    “Senator Leahy takes no election for granted and is grateful for Senator Schumer’s support,” said Carolyn Dwyer, campaign manager for Mr. Leahy.

    The two donations underscore the excruciatingly delicate position Mr. Schumer finds himself in these days. He is doing everything he can to help his friend Mr. Reid fend off a challenge from the Tea Party candidate Sharron Angle and prevent the embarrassing ouster of the party leader.

    Yet given his own deep political ambitions and drive, Mr. Schumer is also very carefully laying the groundwork to move on a moment’s notice to try to secure the top Democratic job if Mr. Reid is defeated on Tuesday.

    The situation for Mr. Schumer is further complicated by the fact that his partner in the Senate leadership and Capitol Hill housemate, Senator Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, is also positioning himself in the underground campaign to replace Mr. Reid, though both men have made it clear they would greatly prefer that Mr. Reid return. The senators and their aides declined to comment for this article.

    Mr. Schumer, one of the party’s most prolific fund-raisers, has distributed $4 million from his own campaign coffers to the party and his colleagues this election cycle, including the $500,000 turned over to the Nevada Democratic Party to help Mr. Reid. Mr. Durbin has given nearly $500,000 to the campaign effort of Senate Democrats, and has appeared at fund-raisers and events and barnstormed with Mr. Reid.

    Neither Mr. Schumer nor Mr. Durbin appears to be openly courting support for the job. And in the treacherous world of Senate leadership elections, even a hint of acting before Mr. Reid’s fate is known could be costly.

    “With all of the problems our party is having this cycle, he has really put the kibosh on any conversations about Harry Reid other than we all have to support him,” Senator Claire McCaskill, Democrat of Missouri, said of Mr. Schumer. “I think everyone has respected Chuck’s leadership in that regard.”

    But the political activities of Mr. Durbin and Mr. Schumer in recent weeks reflect a sophisticated and nuanced effort to build support for a race that would break out almost immediately if Mr. Reid lost.

    Mr. Durbin has appeared or is scheduled to appear at events in California, Delaware, Kentucky, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Washington and Wisconsin. He has traveled twice in recent weeks to Nevada on behalf of Mr. Reid.

    “It is good to be here,” Mr. Durbin said as he gave a pep talk to labor activists in Henderson, Nev., last week. “Not only to be here with you but to be here with my best friend and the best majority leader in the United States Senate, Harry Reid of Nevada.”

    Mr. Schumer has given $50,000 to the state party in Colorado, where Senator Michael Bennet is running; $50,000 to the state party in Washington, where Senator Patty Murray is running; and $50,000 to the state party in Wisconsin, where Senator Russ Feingold is running, according to finance disclosure statements. He even pumped $50,000 into Maryland at the request of Senator Barbara Mikulski, who is expected to cruise to re-election but who was eager to help other Democratic candidates in her state.

    Dwight Pelz, chairman of the Washington State Democratic Party, said the party was happy to get $50,000 recently from both Mr. Schumer and Mr. Durbin. There was speculation around his office, Mr. Pelz said, that the checks may also be indicative of a race for the leadership should Mr. Reid fall.

    Given his successful run as chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, adding 15 Democratic seats from 2006 to 2008, Mr. Schumer has generally been considered the favorite in any potential leadership fight because of his alliances and formidable skills. He is among the most media savvy, politically astute and aggressive members on Capitol Hill.

    But several people close to him say he has spent considerable time in the Senate trying to dispel an image that hung over him in the House: that of the sharp-elbowed politician who puts his own interest ahead of his party’s, a reputation that has led him to move very cautiously at the moment. In addition, leadership elections can be unpredictable and Mr. Durbin has his own advantages, like his support among the more liberal Senate Democrats.

    For Mr. Schumer, it would be bittersweet to seek Mr. Reid’s post. People close to both men say that Mr. Schumer considers Mr. Reid a close friend and attributes much of his success in the Senate to him.

    It was Mr. Reid who created a special post in the party leadership structure, Democratic vice chairman, specifically for Mr. Schumer in November 2006 when the New Yorker was itching for a larger role in the national party. Mr. Reid also gave Mr. Schumer a seat on the powerful Finance Committee.

    “Harry Reid has played a key role in helping Chuck Schumer become the senator he is today,” said Phil Singer, a close adviser to Mr. Schumer. “And Chuck knows that better than anyone else.”

    The relationship between the two was on display at a recent fund-raiser that Mr. Schumer organized on Mr. Reid’s behalf in Brooklyn. Introducing Mr. Reid to a group of wealthy New York City donors, including the developer Bruce C. Ratner, Mr. Schumer said Mr. Reid “is like a brother to me,” according to a person in attendance. (Recently, Mr. Reid bought Mr. Schumer a Netflix subscription.)

    A longtime admirer of Mr. Schumer’s political instincts, Mr. Reid persuaded Mr. Schumer to take charge of the Democratic campaign committee after the disastrous results of the 2004 elections for Senate Democrats.

    Mr. Reid had just become Democratic leader then after the party’s previous leader, Senator Tom Daschle of South Dakota, was defeated in his re-election bid. Mr. Reid nailed down the support to replace Mr. Daschle, a man he often referred to as his brother, within hours of the results.

    Carl Hulse contributed reporting from Washington, and Ben Werschkul from Nevada.

  65. By the way, the picture on Drudge, two in fact, are:

    1.) BC looking old and Meeks looking sideways at him as if he doesn’t trust him
    2.) Meeks looking joyful at the Fraud. Aha, two brothers in arms vs the not to be trusted Whitey. You know, those Racist Clinton’s.

    Yes the fraud will be running in 2012…sad to say.

  66. “Obama can’t be seen as trying to muscle an AA out of the race but wouldnt think twice of blaming Bill for it.”

    JUST TODAY – JUST STARTING TODAY – JUST NOW, FIVE DAYS BEFORE THE ELECTION – Obama runs ads supporting Meek on the radio.

    Can you believe this goy? AND the ad was “phoned”. Not highly produced but a recording from a telephone.

    What a phony. What an amateur.


    Admin – what an article!

  67. “The press reports that are, thee press report that is out there from Politico is inaccurate at best. President Clinton and I are good friends and that’s well documented, everyone knows that,” Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-FL), candidate for U.S. Senate, said at a press conference.

  68. Remember this article from September 3.

    Look at what the last line says:

    In truth, Obama and the Democrats are doing just enough to keep up appearances, all the while sticking the shiv in Meek’s back behind the scenes, and cavorting with Charlie Crist on the side.

    Exit question: Time to start a pool on when Obama dumps Meek officially? I’ll take October 20.

    The speculation that Obama would dump meek has been around for at least a month; Admin mentioned it last month and we are just seeing it finally take place now. But the fact of the matter is, Obama had it in for Meeks from the beginning.

    What I don’t get is why is Bill Clinton involved in this? Are they just trying to blame it on Bill, in order to distract anyone figuring out that it was the WH behind this all along?

  69. the “story” about Meek, Clinton, Crist breaking today are interestingly timed with the Obama for Meek radio ads. I mean, Obama has had MONTHS to endorse Meek, and narry a peep. If you recall, it was Crist, not Meek, who just “happened” to be in Martha’s Vineyard when Obama vacationed there.

    Once again, Obama cannot be trusted.


  70. Fifth Diemnsion, watch Greta’s video I linked above. Crist is lying about BC’s involvement — it is some aides in the WH who know BC who told Crist this story. Look at him stammer on Greta.

  71. Remember also this article from the Hill back in August.

    One of the worst-kept secrets in Washington and in the media who care to report the actual news is that President Obama and key Democratic leaders, particularly those who control and influence the purse strings, are giving a wink and a nudge to big donors to write checks to Crist instead of Meek. Crist is now being supported by the dirty, sexy money from Establishment Democrats, and is certain to lose what little Republican support he may have been able to hold onto up to this point, significantly increasing the chances for a Marco Rubio (R) win in November. Crist needs Obama, and Obama needs Crist. And like a Lifetime Channel tearjerker made-for-TV movie, we all know where this leaves Kendrick Meek.

    In light of what we know of how Obama acted toward Meek this entire election cycle, I’d say the current story has Obama’s fingerprints all over it. They may be trying to blame it on other people, but given what we know from before, I’d say the WH is behind this.

  72. Crist is on TV spilling the beans. Claims he spoke directly to the Whitehouse.

    Looks like the “blame Bill” ploy just went kaboom.

  73. pm317
    October 28th, 2010 at 11:06 pm


    Oh yeah, Crist is definitely trying to cover up for the WH in that video!! He’ll name Mr. Band, but won’t name names at the WH? GMAB. What’s the difference Crist, if there’s nothing to hide and your story is ‘supposedly’ on the up and up?

  74. HillaryforTexas
    October 28th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Crist is on TV spilling the beans. Claims he spoke directly to the Whitehouse.

    Looks like the “blame Bill” ploy just went kaboom.



  75. How do we get that slimball Drudge to take down his headline? OTH, that headline may wake up FL voters to Obama and Crist shenanigans.

  76. I will be voting next week for the umteenth time in my adultlife since the end of WWII and I learned long ago not to listen or brlieve any polition when they are onthe home stretchof their campaigns.Early on you must keep an open mind and listen carefuly to their words.Politicians are not all trustworthy and they lose theirgoals and patriotism. the lure of big money gravey train goodies and being a member of the boys club is a sure lure for a robber baron lifetime.

    Bill and Hillary are decent and patriotic public servants that will never let us down and they have proved it in their service to our country and our people We need them badly as do the many foreign leaders that respect admire and adore Hillary The best known and loved woman in the world “DRAFT HILLARY” and “DUMP THE CHUMP”

  77. The thing was many in the audience started laughing as soon as he said ‘heckuva job’ but he is a little slow. He didn’t fully comprehend what happened until Stewart called him dude.

  78. Marc Ambinder (not too fond of quoting him, but nevertheless) has an interesting chronology of what happened in the Meeks/Crist/WH matter (sorry if this has been posted already).

    So here’s what happened:

    Crist is incredibly ambitious. He’s also ruined his credibility among Florida voters by seeming to act in the best political interests of Charlie Crist when circumstances warrant. He knows that the one trump card he holds is that he can choose to caucus with the Democrats were he to win the Senate race.

    So when it becomes clear that Crist’s shtick ain’t working, and Marco Rubio is set to be the next senator of Florida, Crist calls up former President Clinton’s fixer, Doug Band, whom he knows not very well, and asks him to ask President Clinton to send out feelers to Kendrick Meek. If Meek drops, Crist will caucus with the Democrats if he wins.

    President Clinton makes sure the White House is aware of Crist’s intentions. The White House becomes aware. The WORST kept secret in Florida politics is that the White House tried to get Clinton to do this several months ago. At the time, Clinton told the White House to stick it where the sun don’t shine. He has real affection for Meek.

    So — the White House don’t object. Just…you know.. don’t really pressure Kendrick too hard, they told him. Obama likes Kendrick. He’s a real talented politician, a guy who has a solid political base, a guy who, even losing the Senate race, has a future. The last thing Clinton would want to do is to be heavy handed about it. In any event, that’s why conversations like these are kept secret. If you’re going to do a deal, do it in private. But if it works, and it happens early enough, it could swing the Senate race around. It’s a gamble — a gambit — but it could have worked.

    Clinton, according to Ben Smith of the Politico, calls Meek twice. Meek seems to Clinton to be on the verge of agreeing to the deal. What Meek gets out of it is not clear. The deal isn’t sealed. [snip]

    Instead of shutting up, Crist appears on television to…fully confirm the story. He sends out a statement acknowledging the truth of the story while pretending to disdain the focus on process.

  79. Look at how many have jumped on that Ben Smith story. He now has a second story saying his original story was obtained from BC’s spokesman(?) and Crist trying to make it look like Meek was not telling the truth.

    Ben Smith / The Politico:
    Bill Clinton pushed Kendrick Meek to quit Florida race — Bill Clinton sought to persuade Rep. Kendrick Meek to drop out of the race for Senate during a trip to Florida last week — and nearly succeeded. — Meek agreed — twice — to drop out and endorse Gov. Charlie Crist’s independent bid …
    Link Search: IceRocket, Google, and Ask
    Discussion: ABCNEWS, CNN, The Plum Line, The Note, Top of the Ticket, Talking Points Memo, Ben Smith’s Blog, Politics Daily, The Atlantic Online, Sister Toldjah, The Page, Taylor Marsh, The Daily Caller, Gateway Pundit, Hot Air, The Reid Report, TPMDC, Salon, Orlando Sentinel, Broward Politics, National Review, YID With LID, The Eye, Washington Post, Booman Tribune, This Just In and

  80. Now Greg Sargent at the WaPo is saying it was Charlie Crist who initiated this all along.

    Charlie Crist asked Clinton camp to suggest Meek drop out, source says

    Charlie Crist personally called a top adviser to Bill Clinton and asked if the former president would discuss with Kendrick Meek the possibility of dropping out of the Florida Senate race, according to a source close to Clinton.

    The revelation adds a bit more detail to a story breaking tonight that’s roiling the Florida race. Politico’s Ben Smith reported this evening that Clinton tried to persuade Meek to drop out of the race and almost succeeded. Meek has adamantly denied that he ever considered dropping out.

    According to a source close to Clinton, the former president’s conversations with Meek were directly initiated by Crist. He called top Clinton lawyer Doug Band and asked him if Clinton would make the appeal directly to Meek, the source tells me.

    Crist’s role in trying to get Clinton to persuade Meek to consider dropping out will add to a sense of Crist’s desperation in the final days of a race that appears to be swinging towards Marco Rubio.

  81. Carol
    October 27th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    ps….I don’t approve of the slam against Susan Boyle…sexist and not nice….


    Guess not — but the article sure was funny, and I can imagine Boyle laughing at the whole idea.

  82. Now we know why Orange Charlie Crist was visiting Øbama on Martha’s Vineyard this summer. Sounds to me like the Dems were tying to hoodwink the brother. Bamboozle him. Give him the ol’ Okie Doke. Ya’ll know about the okie doke, right?


    Former President Bill Clinton says he talked to Rep. Kendrick Meek about ending his bid for Senate twice, but that he never discussed the issue with the White House.

    “He was trying to determine what was the best thing for him to do,” Clinton said in an interview with CNN’s Susan Candiotti Thursday. “I knew it was being discussed, people had discussed it on and off… it was no secret.”


    In an appearance on Fox news Thursday night Republican-turned-independent Senate candidate, Florida Gov. Charlie Crist said he spoke with Rep. Kendrick Meek and “several people” at the White House about having Meek step out of the race.

    Crist would not specify to whom he spoke at the White House, but he did say he spoke to Meek about the possible shift and that Meek was “considering it.”

    Crist confirmed that he spoke with Doug Band, a counselor to former President Clinton, who Crist said acted as an intermediary, relaying information about whether or not Meek would end his Senate bid.

  85. Do we honestly think that Bill Clinton is this gullible not to know what is going on and using it all to his advantage?


    Deja vu all over again. What was the other guy’s name, Sestak?

  86. Balancing 306 inflammatory words with c. 316 positive words.

    The Quran says: “O mankind! Be careful of your duty to your Lord Who created you from a single soul and from it created its mate and from them twain hath spread abroad a multitude of men and women. Be careful of your duty toward God in Whom ye claim (your rights) of one another, and toward the wombs (that bear you)” (Quran 4:1).

    This verse clearly demonstrates that men and women in Islam are equal to each other both intrinsically – within the very act of creation – and extrinsically, with respect to both their relationship with one another and their duties before God. In fact, the singling out of women at the end of this verse for special reverence as de facto mothers is the only indication of relative inequality, albeit in favour of women.
    Political and religious leaders in some of the more traditionally conservative Muslim societies, such as the tribal areas in Pakistan, should respect the Quranic view of women’s status and rights and work to build on that dictum. Islam granted rights of inheritance to women 12 centuries before they were granted to European women: “Unto the men (of a family) belongeth a share of that which parents and nearer kindred leave, and unto the women a share of that which parents and near kindred leave, whether it be little or much – a legal share” (Quran 4:7).
    The teachings of Islam must take precedence over the cultures and customs with embedded bias against women’s constructive role in many Muslim societies, ironically in the name of the very religion that has granted women far greater rights than these social structures are willing to accept.
    Islam was revealed at a time and in a society in which women themselves had been inherited as property; it was nothing short of revolutionary for them to have their own inheritance rights recognized.

    The author, Dr Aftab Ahmad Khan, is a retired professor and author of many books

  87. ugh enough of the muslim defense squad stuff… the bad ones will always overshadow the good ones no matter what you try to present…

    so 100 people went and registered in Alaska to be write in senators…
    From Kyle Hopkins in Anchorage —

    In a movement one pro-Sarah Palin website is calling “Operation Alaska Chaos,” at least 100 people filed paperwork Thursday to register as write-in candidates in the U.S. Senate election, according to the Division of Elections.

    A stream of would-be senators filtered through the elections office in Midtown Anchorage late in the day, many saying the effort is meant to protest an order by the Alaska Supreme Court on Wednesday allowing a list of write-in candidates to be shown to voters who ask for assistance.

    read more at link…

  88. I never seen so many crooks all hooked up together….do they really think the public can’t figure out what they are doing?
    Obama is nothing but the head Don of the Daley/Kennedy mob!

  89. In a movement one pro-Sarah Palin website is calling “Operation Alaska Chaos,” at least 100 people filed paperwork Thursday to register as write-in candidates in the U.S. Senate election, according to the Division of Elections.

    A stream of would-be senators filtered through the elections office in Midtown Anchorage late in the day, many saying the effort is meant to protest an order by the Alaska Supreme Court on Wednesday allowing a list of write-in candidates to be shown to voters who ask for assistance.


    Oh, cool! I wonder who put them up to that. :-))))

  90. Just got up, what a total clusterfuck in Florida.

    Seems like Crist has lost the plot, how the hell anyone can back this creep now is beyond me.

  91. There Are 5,000 Janitors in the U.S. with PhDs

    There are 18,000 parking lot attendants in the U.S. with college degrees. There are 5,000 janitors in the U.S. with PhDs. In all, some 17 million college-educated Americans have jobs that don’t require their level of education. Why?

    The data comes from a the Bureau of Labor Statistics

  92. Why do i get the feeling that Clinton actually is the one who told Kendrick to stay in and not do Obama’s bidding, this is why Obama and Crist is pissed.

  93. A snip from a Yahoo! news story. I thought it funny, especially the second paragraph. The kiss of death. …

    Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias (D) is up with a new TV ad featuring footage of President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama praising the candidate at a campaign event.

    “Alexi’s my friend,” President Obama says in the ad. “I know his character. You can trust him. You can count on him.” At the ad’s close, Michelle Obama says that Giannoulias “is in this for the right reasons. He will be a phenomenal U.S. senator.”

    Giannoulias is locked in a tight race against Rep. Mark Kirk (R) for the president’s former Senate seat. The ad comes days ahead of President Obama’s scheduled visit to Chicago on Saturday to rally the Democratic ticket.

    The two Senate hopefuls faced off Wednesday night in their final debate of the race.

    As at their previous slugfests, the two hit each other on the issues of trust and character — Kirk slamming Giannoulias for his family bank’s lending of money to criminal figures, and Giannoulias hitting Kirk for misstatements of his military record.

    Kirk again apologized for the embellishments of his record, which he called “careless,” before then going on to compare his service to Giannoulias’ who, he said, “hasn’t served a day in his life.”

    At one point, as Kirk was hammering him on the bank issue, Giannoulias took aim at his opponent for receiving campaign contributions from donors who later were charged with corruption, saying that Kirk, too, took money from “criminals.” Giannoulias also slammed Kirk on another familiar theme: outside groups’ spending on the campaign.

    Kirk touted his moderate record, while Giannoulias pointed to the fact that his campaign has begun running only positive ads. Still, if the rancor at the debate was any indication, the two remain locked in a contest that looks to be among the closest in the country

  94. turndownobama
    October 29th, 2010 at 12:29 am
    October 27th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    ps….I don’t approve of the slam against Susan Boyle…sexist and not nice….


    Guess not — but the article sure was funny, and I can imagine Boyle laughing at the whole idea.

    I don’t know who said what about Susan Boyle but she has the last laugh. In fact, she now can laugh all the way to the bank. She had the highest selling cd in the world last year and her royalties, etc., have been estimated at over $15 million. She released her autobiography about a month ago and her second cd will be out on November 6th. She sang solo at the Papal Mass in Scotland about a month ago.

    There are inspirational billboards all over the United States saying, “She Dreamed a Dream”, encouraging others to dream as well. She now has enough recognition to offset anything some buffoon says about her.

    Do not worry about Susan Boyle. For her, finally, life is good.

  95. “Headline” of latest Carly Fiorina email:
    Election Alert: Breaking News: Boxer Violates CA Campaign Law – Solicits Teachers to Recruit Student Volunteers. Senator Boxer Says She’s Sorry.

    So far I’ve not seen this anywhere else. Proves she’s been with Obama too long – thinks using youth for skewing elections is OK.

  96. Around here, Wednesday and Thursday nights were debate nights on the local PBS station. I watched both. Democrats were IMO intolerably nasty. The 10th district, Carney vs Marino may be available on The 11th district, Kanjorksi vs Barletta was recorded simultaneously by cspan. 55 minutes, but it doesn’t take long to see Kanjorski was on the attack:

    Pennsylvania 11th Congressional District Debate – C-SPAN Video Library
    The Pennsylvania 11th Congressional District Debate between Rep. Paul Kanjorksi and Lou Barletta was shown. Rep. Kanjorski was running for his 13th term. Mr. Barletta was the mayor of Hazleton, PA and was known for making stringent policies against illegal immigrants. His policies culminated in the .. Read More

  97. All the headlines blaming Clinton are still there. Bastards! That weaselly, pimply Ben Smith in his second version says, no, no, Clinton is still the actor here and the blogger boys are saying WH had nothing to do with it.

  98. Following the Rhode Island Gubernatorial Race:

    Friday night, last debate @ 7:30 nbc 10 between the three contenders for RI governorship. Caprio’s chance to nail his opponents …Robitaille offers more of the same austerity for suffering out of work Rhode Islanders. He presents himself as an outsider when his current job is working as an under boss/aide for Gov Carcieri. Chafee proposes levying a new tax on hundreds of non-taxable items and services. In essence, creating laws for taking more money out of the Tax Payer’s pockets rather than finding ways of saving Tax Payers money.

  99. Meek said he had talked with Clinton about the idea while the president was campaigning for Meek. He said Clinton privately asked him about rumors that he would quit the campaign.

    “I told him I didn’t have any thoughts about getting out of the race. He didn’t encourage me to get out of the race,” Meek said on ABC’s “Good Morning America”;_ylt=Ahh1Q1DH1FZMfWeDwQ8lYkms0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTNwZnRnZnJkBGFzc2V0A2FwLzIwMTAxMDI5L3VzX2Zsb3JpZGFfc2VuYXRlX2NsaW50b24EY2NvZGUDbW9zdHBvcHVsYXIEY3BvcwMxBHBvcwMzBHB0A2hvbWVfY29rZQRzZWMDeW5fdG9wX3N0b3J5BHNsawNmdWxsbmJzcHN0b3I-

  100. An insightful comment from The Independent. H/T Not your Sweety

    The Real Reason Obama Has Let Us All Down
    On the night he won, I too shed a little tear; but the people weeping today are those having their homes repossessed
    by Johann Hari
    October 26, 2010

    For two years now, most of the good and honorable people who desperately wanted him to beat John McCain – as I did –have watched his actions through a distorting haze of hoping for the best. So when Obama set us all up for another global crash by refusing to reregulate the banks or stop even their riskiest practices, we looked away. When Obama set us all up for more terror attacks by trebling the troops in Afghanistan and launching a vicious air war on Pakistan that is swelling the ranks of jihadis, we didn’t want to hear it. When Obama set us all up for environmental disaster by refusing to put the brakes on his country’s unprecedented and unmatched emissions of climate-destabilizing gases, we switched over to watch’s YouTube rejig of the President’s “yes, we can” speech. And when a week from now he is beaten at the mid-term elections – after having so little to show the American people – by a group of even more irrational Republicans, we will weep for him.

    In the Land of the Fee, Obama was brought to power by the “donations” – actually investments – of Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, IBM, Morgan Stanley, General Electric, and others. So it is unsurprising that his Presidency has largely served their interests, which are very different from our interests. His first act after the election was to appoint an economics team headed by the people who caused the crash: the Clinton-era deregulators and the former heads of Goldman. They proceeded to ensure that any reregulation to prevent another crash was gutted, while the bankers’ bonuses continued to flow. In his official report to Congress, Treasury Department Inspector General Neil Barofsky warned this year: “It is hard to see how any of the fundamental problems in the system have been addressed to date? We are still driving on the same winding mountain road, but this time in a faster car.

  101. You See California is not in the bag for Brown or Boxer : Rasmussen places both California races back in Toss up.

    Latest Rasmussen

    Senate : Boxer 49% Fiorina 46%

    Gov : Brown 49% Whitman 45%

    Neither of them have pulled away as some would have you believe, neither have topped 50% and both within margin of Error.

  102. Why do i get the feeling that Clinton actually is the one who told Kendrick to stay in and not do Obama’s bidding, this is why Obama and Crist is pissed.
    You can make book on that.

  103. moononpluto
    October 29th, 2010 at 2:36 am
    Why do i get the feeling that Clinton actually is the one who told Kendrick to stay in and not do Obama’s bidding, this is why Obama and Crist is pissed.

    Bingo! Clinton played nØbama……..again.

  104. hahaha

    One of the people filed for write-in for Alaska is a Lisa M. Lackey (Republican) – Write-in.

    Thats gonna put a dent in voter intent things for Murkowski.

  105. Regarding the nØbama-created Meek disaster, please place a check mark next to the event that you think will occur first:

    __The NAACP will come to Meek’s defense and accuse the nØbama White House of racism

    __Reverend Al will cry foul and launch a massive last-minute fund raiser for Meek

    __Reverend Jesse will ride into town in defense of Meek screaming racism and seeking nØbama’s intervention on Meek’s behalf

    __The Congressional Black Caucus will take a stand for one of its potential new members

    __Someone, ANYONE, from the LSM will criticize Chairman MaØbama about the backroom dealing

    __Hell will freeze over

  106. 1. “Blogger boys are saying WH had nothing to do with it.”

    2. But when Crist who has personal knowledge of what transpired was asked he refuted this saying that he spoke with Rep. Kendrick Meek and “several people” at the White House about having Meek step out of the race. That refutes the blog boys, including jurnolister and all around mental midget Ben Smith.

    3. When Kendrick says he spoke to Bill about it and will not step out of the race, it warrants an affirmative inference namely that Bill advised him to stay in the race, not to step out. Bill comments are corroborative of this. This testimony refutes drudge whose bona fides are highly suspect at this point.

  107. A while ago on Fox someone was interviewing Howard Dean’s guy Trippi (?) about negative ads. The announcer said democrat’s neg ads are up ~17% and republicans are down. Trippi explained that back in ’08 the republicans were in trouble and their neg ads were up because of that. He added that it is when you are “desperately trying to hold on” that you resort to negative ads and the last minute.

    Those are not the exact words but close. If I was a candidate being subjected to neg democrat ads I would use my last dime to air that clip. And save it for 2012 too because we are beginning to get the hint that the mother of all “desperate hangers on” running for re-election.

  108. Wbboei, i had a good sleep on this and come to the conclusion, this is Obama spitting nails at Bill Clinton, he is furious that Bill is backing people that he won’t back and Clinton is defying the messiah.

    Bill Clinton is having none of Obama’s crap.

    There is going to be open warfare soon.

  109. This is excellent news, Derval Patrick in deep shit.

    Massachusetts Governor: Patrick (D), Baker (R) Nearly Tied

    The Massachusetts governor’s race is now closer than it has been all year.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the state finds incumbent Democratic Governor Deval Patrick with 46% support, while Republican challenger Charlie Baker gets 44% of the vote. Democrat-turned-Independent Tim Cahill remains a distant third with six percent (6%). Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, but just one percent (1%) is still undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

    The race now moves from Leans Democrat to a Toss-Up in the Rasmussen Reports Election 2010 Gubernatorial Scorecard.

    Less than two weeks ago, Patrick held a 47% to 42% lead over Baker. The incumbent has led the field in surveys since March, but Baker broke out of the 30s in mid-September as support for Cahill began to fade.

  110. The question de jour: knowing how Obama operates, will the dead people who received stimulus checks vote in favor of the left wing dimocrats who carry Obama’s water in the mid term election? Perhaps Gallup should poll the cadavers now to determine the answer to that outcome determinative question. If not then the assumption would be yes, since the dead have no mind of their own, any more than a bot does.

  111. Bill Clinton Wows UBS Roundtable Discussion

    29 Oct 2010

    On Wednesday, Bob McCann, CEO of UBS Wealth Management, hosted a roundtable discussion on politics and the economy with some heavyweight Wall Streeters. The attendees included Blackstone founder Stephen Schwarzman and former Senator Phil Gramm.

    But by far the highlight of the event was Bill Clinton’s one on one talk with McCann. We were told by people familiar with the matter that Clinton waived his usual speaking fee—said to be six figures—because of McCann’s history of charitable work in Northern Ireland.

    Clinton spoke about the economy and the upcoming midterm elections.

    Perhaps not surprisingly, he thinks that the Democrats won’t fare as badly as many predict next week.


    Poor Russ. 9/15 polls showed him narrowly ahead of his rival. One week later, the situation was reversed, and now Ron Johnson is up by 7ish pct.

  113. Betty
    October 29th, 2010 at 10:43 am
    A while ago on Fox someone was interviewing Howard Dean’s guy Trippi (?) about negative ads. The announcer said democrat’s neg ads are up ~17% and republicans are down.

    BTW, Cuomo running for NY’s governor’s seat is running some really outright nasty ads against Paladino. If Cuomo’s race is completely sewed up as the pundits say, why is he risking going so negative.

    By now, he should be running “Can’t we all get along” type ads and secretly be leaking the color of the drapes.

    Maybe their nervous? Maybe they know something the rest of us don’t?

    I’m not saying it will be close…but it is a lot closer than what one would normally expect from such a heavy weight Dem in a big Dem state against a Republican being painted as unstable, and who has made some questionable moves.

    What gives, Andy?

  114. #
    October 29th, 2010 at 10:45 am

    Wbboei, i had a good sleep on this and come to the conclusion, this is Obama spitting nails at Bill Clinton, he is furious that Bill is backing people that he won’t back and Clinton is defying the messiah.

    Bill Clinton is having none of Obama’s crap.

    There is going to be open warfare soon.

    All these little dust ups from the O’Titanic crew are just the Chicago dirty tricks that will help convince Hillary to go back into battle.

    There is no way the Clinton’s will have second thoughts of hurting Obama after all this bs.

    Clearing out Nasty and Reid and all the lemmings, is Phase 1.


    He wastes all this ink trying to re-emphasize that Tea Party-backed candidates are all lunatics who escaped the asylum.

    It’s sad that he can’t recognize a large movement that is having a large impact on this election by influencing not only the Republican party, not only independents, but also moderate Dems.

    Eugene Robinson has become a joke (which is what he is claiming these candidates to be).

  116. Haha, good to be able to sit back and now watch the Rethugs deal with this…
    They didn’t give a ratsAss when it happened to Hillary voters…

    Concerns grow about election fraud, voter intimidation

    WASHINGTON — As if this election season weren’t already tense enough, fears about voter fraud — and some of the steps that are being taken to combat it — have created more worries.

    With control of Congress in the balance, both political parties are gearing up for a possibly wild and woolly Election Day around the country.

    Read more:

  117. wbboei
    October 29th, 2010 at 11:02 am

    The question de jour: knowing how Obama operates, will the dead people who received stimulus checks vote in favor of the left wing dimocrats who carry Obama’s water in the mid term election? Perhaps Gallup should poll the cadavers now to determine the answer to that outcome determinative question.


    Heh. I just pictured Miller supporters in Alaska coming to register as write-in’s dressed as zombies.

    May not be fair, I dunno if dead people vote in Alaska. Unless you count Murkowski….

  118. dWell I just got up and I see the race baiter’s are still up to no good, but at least this time we have a quality black man in Kendrick Meeks that is not on Obama’s payroll and is a true friend of Bill and Hillary. I certainly hope Florida realizes this before its too late….Crist looks like shifty eyed POS. Lying comes naturally to him…so that’s right up Bambino’s alley!

  119. Jan H,
    In Chicago, that’s how it goes or you suddenly have a brain aneurism or heart attack! Some have even cut their own throat!

  120. Rahm’s opponent drops out………….

    That’s rich!

    Ain’t it great the way the golden path just lights up when certain members of the Chicago mob want a job?

  121. Is this Chicago dirty politics again?
    That’s what I’m thinking. As I recall the article is very short on details.

  122. All Patriots ‘Know’ that Moses Wrote the Constitution – Garrett Epps – National – The Atlantic

    the basic truth about the Constitution: God wrote it. It comes directly from the government instituted by Moses when he led the Children of Israel out of Egypt. That system was re-instituted in England around 450 A.D. by the Anglo-Saxon rulers Hengist and Horsa. The Founding Fathers, led by Thomas Jefferson, copied the Constitution directly from the “ancient constitution” of the Anglo-Saxons.


    Now what we have to understand, is that people who believe this are the basic truth about CHristianity. No matter if there are a few ‘moderate’ CHristians around, these bad Christians are the ones who predominate.


  123. This was posted on No Quarter for the Nov 2nd voting theme song…

    The Good, The Bad and the Ugly. (It’s awesome!)

  124. Not all of this Krauthammer comment will sit well here, but nonetheless it has value. First paragraphs are also worth a read.

    …The beauty of this year’s campaign, and the coming one in 2012, is that they actually have a point. Despite the noise, the nonsense, the distractions, the amusements – who will not miss New York’s seven-person gubernatorial circus act? – this is a deeply serious campaign about a profoundly serious political question. Obama, to his credit, did not get elected to do midnight basketball or school uniforms. No Bill Clinton he. Obama thinks large. He wants to be a consequential president on the order of Ronald Reagan. His forthright attempt to undo the Reagan revolution with a burst of expansive liberal governance is the theme animating this entire election. Democratic apologists would prefer to pretend otherwise – that it’s all about the economy and the electorate’s anger over its parlous condition. Nice try. The most recent CBS/New York Times poll shows that only one in 12 Americans blames the economy on Obama, and seven in 10 think the downturn is temporary. And yet, the Democratic Party is falling apart. Democrats are four points behind among women, a constituency Democrats had owned for decades; a staggering 20 points behind among independents (a 28-point swing since 2008); and 20 points behind among college graduates, giving lie to the ubiquitous liberal conceit that the Republican surge is the revenge of lumpen know-nothings. On Nov. 2, a punishing there will surely be. But not quite the kind Obama is encouraging. My prediction: The Dems lose 60 House seats, eight in the Senate. Rangers in seven.

    You just have to love this phrase: And yet, the Democratic Party is falling apart.

  125. Personally, I can’t wait til Tuesday…I getting up to vote on that day because I want to see the turnout. I did not vote early for that specific reason. Of coarse my little vote won’t mean much here in Texas as its red already, especially my area. I still want to do my part!

  126. I’d like to be up there in the Northeast in mud, blood and the beer. It appears to be hand to hand combat there…LOL!

  127. Can anyone tell me who Max and Stephanie Sandlin are…LM has alot on those two’s association’s with Obama. I’ve never heard of them before.

  128. Take a look at this link that someone posted on Hillbuzz yesterday as a comment in one of their articles. It’s called the “world’s smallest political quiz”. I had never seen it before, so I decided to take it. I came out as the centrist that I always thought that I was, but one on the center left, not the center right. This is how a centrist is described on that site:

    Centrist prefer a “middle ground” regarding government control of the economy and personal behavior. Depending on the issue, they sometimes favor government intervention and sometimes support individual freedom of choice. Centrists pride themselves on keeping an open mind, tend to oppose “political extremes,” and emphasize what they describe as “practical” solutions to problems.

    It really is a very short quiz. I recommend it.

  129. Hm, saying stupid things about the Constitution versus raping nine years old to death …

    Well, yeah! That’s totally a wash!

  130. confloyd
    October 29th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Lame Cherry writes about Stephanie in very negative terms. She’s a congresswoman in South Dakota.

  131. confloyd – I never vote by mail either, I love going to vote, standing in line and getting my little sticker to sick on the edge of all my Hillary 2008, Hillary 2012 bumper stickers. I am going to keep adding to my Hillary stickers until she is in the Oval office or gets sick of politics and doesn’t run again.

  132. nobama, Sometimes Lamecherry is right on target,but sometimes I can’t figure him out. I am assuming he is male because of all the women’s pics he has on there all the time. I don’t thing a female would depict women in those terms.

    Sandlin does seem to have a husband that is in this IGR group which has connections to lots of lobbiest firms…Lamecherry says they are bad. I don’t know!

  133. Shadowfax
    October 29th, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Actually, why should the Republicans have cared about the fraud that Democrats were perpetrating against other Democrats? The Republicans were busy with their own business. It’s understandable that they would be concerned now because it’s Democrats fraud against Republicans that they are concerned about. It should have been good Democrats taking on the Democrat fraudsters, and although it was the case that Democratic party members demanded action against fraud, the Democratic higher ups did not listen because they were the ones perpetrating and orchestrating the fraud. So… I don’t relish that the Republicans now have to address this since fraud should never be happening in the first place. Fraud is a reflection on the morality of the Democratic party. It’s one LARGE issue that I have with them. I don’t like it one bit. One (wo)man = one vote without corrupt interference.

  134. Nomobama, I knew I was a centrist before I took that quiz.
    I like the social issues of the left, and Universal Health Care of Hillary’s, yet I want the borders closed, federal accountability and low debt. I don’t believe in all tax breaks for the rich, nor religion defining women’s health issues.
    I’m pretty much smack dab in left of center.

  135. #
    October 29th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Your a bit of a rebel aren’t you??? LOL!
    Hehe, always have been, always will be. Born on Halloween, so what else would I be. 🙂

    You’re pretty much a rebel too confloyd, my friend.

  136. Personally, I don’t believe its just the dem’s that cheat on elections…I do remember 2000′. I think both sides are pretty slimely. Let’s face it, politics is a nasty business and borders on illegality more than it does on the legal side.
    I always thought kickbacks were illegal, but the legislature seems to run on them. I don’t know but that why I like Hillary and Palin…they are honest as any politician can be.

  137. confloyd
    October 29th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Your a bit of a rebel aren’t you??? LOL!
    Hehe, always have been, always will be. Born on Halloween, so what else would I be. 🙂

  138. confloyd
    October 29th, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Personally, I don’t believe its just the dem’s that cheat on elections…I do remember 2000′.


    Thank God somebody remembers! And 2004 in Ohio, wasn’t?

  139. nomobama

    The Rethugs were aware of the corruption Hillary Dems were going though, Lordie, how many reports in the news and millions of email from PUMAs does it take to alert the Rethugs that this is the mo of the Obamacrats.

    To think that those same corrupt ways would not repeated in 2010 is just amazing to me. It will continue in 2012 if Barry runs again. Us little voters can only do so much, it’s up to the big cats in politics to make the necessary changes or this corruption will continue for years.

  140. I just could not sit back when we have Hillary addressing our toops on her two weeks swing to the far east.Otrauma could never have the back-bone and the love of our country to do so.He is going to visit his Muslim constituents and sing praises to them for their support as their Messiah.

    Secretary’s Remarks: Meeting with U.S. Armed Forces
    Fri, 29 Oct 2010 09:05:57 -0500

    Meeting with U.S. Armed Forces

    Hillary Rodham Clinton
    Secretary of State
    Andersen Air Force Base, Guam

    October 29, 2010


    SECRETARY CLINTON: Thank you very much. Please sit down, those of you who have a place to sit. It is wonderful to be here and to be back in Guam and to thank you in person for what you’re doing every single day for our country. I just flew in from Honolulu and I could see out the window of the plane the vastness of the Pacific and I felt all the better that you were here in Guam standing watch and providing defense, not only for Guam and the United States, but for so many of our friends and allies in this region.

    I want to thank Governor Felix Camacho for being here today and thank him for his service to the people of Guam. And I’m grateful for the leadership of Rear Admiral Paul Bushong, Commander of Naval Forces Marianas and Brigade General John Doucette, Commander of the 36th Wing, and I think that’s a Global Hawk sitting there. So I see the signs, welcome to Global Hawk country. And I just saw some of the imagery and I think I recognized my cousin on the street.

    We have men and women here from the Army, the Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard, and National Guard. So let me ask you: Who’s here from the Army? Whoa, lonely group. (Laughter.) A hardy, brave group in this outpost of everyone else. What about here from the Navy? (Applause.) (Laughter.) Oh, I could barely hear you all. Who’s here from the Navy? (Applause.) All right. What about the Marines? (Laughter.) (Applause.) Well, I don’t think you’ll be lonely for too long. What about the Air Force? (Applause.) Now, I don’t have a noise meter up here, but I think it’s pretty close between the Air Force and the Navy. And how about the Coast Guard? (Applause.) (Laughter.) And I met a National Guardsman, too. How about the National Guard? (Laughter.) Oh, yeah.

    Well, I am delighted to see and to hear every single one of you and I know that some of your units have just come back from deployments all over the Pacific from our Medevac detachment unit in Basra, Iraq. Thank you for your service. From Afghanistan, thank you for your service. (Applause.) We are grateful to each and every one of you and we’re also grateful to your families. Because I know that maybe one of you is actually in uniform, but the entire family serves. And so please express my appreciation to them as well.

    I’m here on my sixth trip as Secretary of State to the Asia Pacific region, because this is the center of much of the change and many of the challenges of the 21st century. I gave a speech, I guess it was yesterday now in Hawaii, outlining some of those changes and challenges and explaining what we are doing to meet them. We are engaging evermore actively in this region with our allies, our partners, with emerging powers, with institutions that are being built in order to keep the peace, advance prosperity and stability. This is an opportunity for me to come to Guam, the home of 170,000 very loyal American citizens who care deeply about our country and who are part of our extended defense.

    I will go from here to Vietnam, a country that we are developing stronger relationships with that were unimaginable even 10 years ago, let alone 40 years ago. And then for me it is on to China for a brief stop to discuss the upcoming trip to the United States of President Hu Jintao, then to Cambodia and Malaysia and then on to Papua New Guinea and then to New Zealand, Australia and my last stop will be American Samoa. In just a few weeks, President Obama will be visiting India, Indonesia, Japan, and South Korea as well. So you can see we’re paying a lot of attention to what’s going on in the Asia Pacific region, because the United States is both an Atlantic and a Pacific power. And one of our goals coming into office 20 months ago was to reassert the American presence in Asia. And everywhere I travel on your behalf, I hear from leaders and citizens alike that they are glad America is back.

    As we step up our engagement, we will depend more than ever on each of you. The men and women of our armed forces are one of the most important assets we have for engaging in the world. And your mission is evolving for the 21st century and no one understands that better than you do. You’re called to provide a wide range of services and activities in a variety of places. For instance, earlier this year, sailors from Guam were part of a five-month humanitarian deployment of the USNS Mercy delivering medical and dental care to the people of Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, and Palau. America’s military might married to our values, our humanitarian compassion is what sets us apart. No one doubts the ferocity of our defensive and offensive ability. But everyone counts on who we are as Americans and how we convey those fundamental connections human being to human being.

    And after the devastating earthquake in Haiti last January, the Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle that’s based here was used to survey the damage and identify safe landing places for aircraft carrying relief supplies. I know that firsthand, because every day I saw the images and, with a group of us from across the government, tried to plot out how we could most quickly deliver services and figure out how to move people to safety. These humanitarian missions are some of the purest expressions of American generosity and I thank you for showing what is the best about all of us.

    More and more you are also called on to cooperate with forces from other countries. And these efforts strengthen our joint security and they show our allies that we remain deeply committed to them. I had a two-hour meeting yesterday in Honolulu with the Japanese foreign minister and we discussed a broad range of matters. But it’s important to Japan, to South Korea, to the Philippines, to Australia, to Thailand, who are our allies with whom we have security agreements that the United States is there. And increasingly, it is important to other nations that we are as well.

    I know that today the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 5 is hosting members of the South Korean military for joint training and identifying and implementing a plan to eliminate improvised explosive devices. Those of you who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan know what a scourge those IEDs are and how important it is we do even more to prevent them and to find them and to destroy them before they harm any of our people or innocent civilians. This is the kind of collaboration that saves lives and improves the relationship between us and other countries.

    Finally, I want to acknowledge that while there’s an obvious upside to serving in Guam – I was looking out the window of the plane. The last time I was here, it was dark. So I didn’t see those beaches as clearly as I did this time. I know it comes with a downside as well. Many of you miss your families. Although, in today’s world you can communicate instantaneously and virtually with them, it’s not the same. So I’m sure there are times when you feel very, very far away. And I can’t resist saying as a mom, I hope you’re calling and emailing often so that people know that you’re okay out here in the Pacific.

    With Veteran’s Day approaching, I want you and your families to know that the American people remain grateful and proud for your service. The dedication and sacrifices of the American military are very obvious in this region. We’ve been there standing sentinel. We’ve been there defending and taking the fight to those who would undermine freedom, our way of life, and the opportunity for millions and millions of others to have a chance to live up to their own God-given potential. It’s a great honor for me to have a chance to come here and personally express the appreciation and gratitude of all of those who may not know your names and may never come to Guam, but because you’re here, they sleep more soundly at night.

    I look out at all of you and it makes me very proud to be the Secretary of State of our great country. In fact, everywhere I go and every place I visit being able to say I represent the United States of America never ever ceases to send a chill down my spine. My dad was a World War II Navy vet. And I know from my own growing up how important it is that you’re on duty for me, for my family, for your families, and for all of us and for future generations. Thank you and God bless you.

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