The Welcome Homes – Welcome Home Hillary Clinton, Welcome Home Barack Obama, Welcome Home George W. Bush, Welcome Home Nutroots, Welcome Home Everybody

For Fat Duck Boy it’s a return to where he belongs – Indonesia. “Homecoming in Jakarta” swooned Politico, as the Fat Duck Boy took time to attack Israel while in the capital of Muslim Indonesia (Obama stayed silent on the UN declaring the tomb of Jewish matriarch Rachel a mosque). Welcome Home Barack.

For the Head Kook, it’s back up the tree to the land of Nuts. “Democrats will pounce in 2012” says the Head Kook – apparently unaware of the redistricting Hell to come in the House, the 23 Dimocrat Senate incumbents (including the #1 “hit” on our “List” Claire McCaskill) from Red states, and the deep unpopularity of Fat Duck Boy. Welcome back Home Kooks.

For George W. Bush, it’s back to the headlines and radio talk shows as well as back to attacks from Republicans and conservatives for some of the sensible things he did (with Hillary yet!) and attacks from Dimocrats for being the first and second Obama terms (“I’d have endorsed Obama if they’d asked me.” says Bush). Welcome Home George!

For Hillary Clinton, it is Welcome Home to America (psst, Obama’s finally left so you don’t have to worry about being seen with that loser). It’s also a sort of Welcome Home to Sanity for America and Americans and Away From Celebrity Madness and Race-Baiting:

“Hillary Clinton would trounce fellow Democrat President Barack Obama by a 20-percentage-point margin in a head-to-head race for the presidency, according to a Newsmax/SurveyUSA poll conducted after Tuesday’s midterm elections. [snip]

The survey of 1,000 registered voters was conducted Nov. 3-4, after Republicans won the House and gained six seats in the Senate — results widely interpreted as a rejection of Obama and raising questions about whom the Democrats might field as a candidate in 2012.

In the poll, respondents were asked: “If there were an election for president of the United States today, and the only two names on the ballot were Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, whom would you vote for?”

The poll found that, overall, 60 percent of respondents chose Secretary of State Clinton, while 40 percent chose Obama.

There was virtually no difference between male and female respondents in the poll — 60 percent of women and 59 percent of men chose Clinton over Obama.

Older voters were more likely to vote for Clinton — 67 percent of respondents 65 and older and 60 percent of those 50 to 64 chose Clinton. But even among the youngest age group that was considered solid Obama territory, 18- to 34-year-olds, a majority of 54 percent opted for Clinton.

Clinton also polled strongly among Hispanic voters (55 percent), independents (60 percent), Republicans (74 percent) and conservatives (82 percent).

Obama polled strongest among blacks (65 percent) and liberals (55 percent).”

These numbers should be studied by the Head Kook and other Hopium Guzzlers because they spell out clearly what Obama faces in 2012 (President Obama Isolated Ahead Of 2012 writes Politico). These numbers, weakness with just about every demographic other than African-Americans, bode doom for Obama Dimocrats in 2012 as well.

Michael Barone explains:

“According to the National Conference on State Legislatures, Republicans gained about 125 seats in state senates and 550 seats in state houses — 675 seats in total. That gives them more seats than they’ve won in any year since 1928.

Republicans snatched control of about 20 legislative houses from Democrats — and by margins that hardly any political insiders expected. Republicans needed five seats for a majority in the Pennsylvania House and won 15; they needed four seats in the Ohio House and got 13; they needed 13 in the Michigan House and got 20; they needed two in the Wisconsin Senate and four in the Wisconsin House, and gained four and 14; they needed five in the North Carolina Senate and nine in the North Carolina House and gained 11 and 15.

All those gains are hugely significant in redistricting. When the 2010 Census results are announced next month, the 435 House seats will be reapportioned to the states, and state officials will draw new district lines in each state. [snip]

Republicans look to have a bigger advantage in this redistricting cycle than they’ve ever had before. It appears that in the states that will have more than five districts (you can make only limited partisan difference in smaller states), Republicans will control redistricting in 13 states with a total of 165 House districts and Democrats will have control in only four states with a total of 40 districts. You can add Minnesota (seven or eight districts) to the first list if the final count gives Republicans the governorship and New York (27 or 28 districts) to the second list if the final count gives Democrats the state Senate.”

These numbers are catastrophic (add New York to the Barone list as Republicans indeed have won the State Senate). The House will be Republican due to redistricting for years to come and the Senate appears to be a duck shoot with 23 Dimocratic targets in 2012. It’s either Dump Obama now or harvest more dead elections.

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The Confluence today links to an article on Alegre’s Corner, which links to a comment from a Hillary Clinton organizer and fundraiser (Jeff Campagna) which was posted on FaceBook.

“Has Obsession Over A Primary Ever Lasted This Long?:

When in your lifetime can you remember such a large chunk of either political party obsessing over the losing candidate from the previous presidential primary two and a half years after the end of those primaries? Just an observation.

It’s not obsession. It’s not even that a great injustice has been committed. It’s something much, much bigger… it’s something very very uncomfortable, it’s something no one wants to discuss… it’s something we don’t want to discuss… and we’ll discuss it next time – as we return home to the being the teller of uncomfortable truths. Welcome Home Everybody.


196 thoughts on “The Welcome Homes – Welcome Home Hillary Clinton, Welcome Home Barack Obama, Welcome Home George W. Bush, Welcome Home Nutroots, Welcome Home Everybody

  1. No one listens anymore:

    President Obama may sit by a fireside in his weekly YouTube videos, but they haven’t exactly caught fire.

    Unlike the series of radio addresses President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously gave as the “fireside chats,” the current president’s weekly speeches have mostly passed under the public’s radar.

    Since taking office in January of 2009, Obama has given 95 weekly addresses. As with most recent presidents, they were written for the radio, though few stations bother to air the addresses any more. 

Obama’s team updated the concept by adding video and posting them on YouTube.

    The most-viewed video, his very first weekly address on Jan. 24, 2009, has been seen more than 1.2 million times. But viewership has since decreased steadily.

    Since May of last year, no video has had more than 100,000 views and most have been closer to 20,000, numbers far below the millions of his campaign videos. 

Some presidential watchers wonder if the time for the weekly radio address has passed. [snip]

    “The topics have been superficial and tangential,” he said. “It seems to me that the President is not passionate about these messages. When you’ve got one of these to do every week, it just becomes a routine chore. They come off as rather tired and boring.”

    Roosevelt’s chats, which created a sense of national unity when the country was struggling with the Great Depression, received much more attention. After every address, millions of letters from listeners would pour into the White House.

    When President Ronald Reagan, a one-time radio sportscaster, revived the practice in 1982, he aimed to deliver messages free of the media’s influence and interpretation. His speeches often made headlines in newspapers the next day.”

  2. “It’s not obsession. It’s not even that a great injustice has been committed. It’s something much, much bigger… it’s something very very uncomfortable, it’s something no one wants to discuss…”

    RAYCIZM!!!!!! Aww, look at those poor foolish working-class white people … If only they were as enlightened as we gentry whites are! I feel only pity for them.



    Sorry. I must have been channeling every single Barkybot I ever knew there for a second …

  3. Welcome home Admin, it’s been a boring day until your great post.

    “Has Obsession Over A Primary Ever Lasted This Long?

    This is no obsession, this is the death of our party and the continuing destruction that we have had to watch from under the bus since 2008.

    We have no party we can identify with, only the memories of what was.

    We don’t know if Hillary will ever run again, or if there will ever be a party that we support or can trust.

    Rebels without a party.

  4. We have no party we can identify with, only the memories of what was.

    We don’t know if Hillary will ever run again, or if there will ever be a party that we support or can trust.

    Rebels without a party.



  5. Shadowfax
    November 9th, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    We have no party we can identify with, only the memories of what was.

    Welcome to my world since around 94, and the memories are only of my naivete’ for believing politicians believed the lies they told us.

  6. moononpluto
    November 9th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    He is not saying anything we don’t know already.. He is using a different style. It is one of the new more imaginative blogwriting styles that has cropped up. On the comedic side, Michelle Obama’s Mirror or the TOTUS blog (is it still around?) are the two that stand out. There may be others I don’t know of. But kudos to Ulsterman for thinking of this.

  7. This is a HUGE part of why I’m voting women only without apology and without exception. I have no party. Why bother pretending to vote “party lines” when I have no party, and every party there is is rubbing its hands together gleefully and creaming their pants at the idea of women reduced to voting against our interests no matter what, or sitting home and not voting … upon which point we go back to the way things were pre-1920, only this time it will have been because women made the rational realization that voting doesn’t matter when all you are doing is being magnanimously granted the right to choose which gang rapist will fuck you first?

    Yes, that was inflammatory language. I don’t care. Women only. I don’t give a shit if she’s a John-Bircher. Women only. No party lines anymore, women only.

  8. moononpluto
    November 9th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Deep throat sounded actually terrified to speak of the birther issue because of the secrecy surrounding the question and the million or so dollars already spent out of Obama’s own pocket defending the onslaught of lawsuits evoked by the question itself.

  9. Deep throat did not want to talk about birther issue because if proved it is a HUGE scandal of monumental proportions that would not only rock this country but the entire world. Can you imagine what happens to American democracy if it is proved that it elected a guy constitutionally unfit. It will become the laughingstock of the entire world and the perpetrators of that farce will not be able to show their face to the world again. It will never go that far. They will ask him to step down before the truth if there is one is ever revealed. That is what Deep throat (aka Ulsterman) is saying.

  10. Can you imagine what happens to American democracy if it is proved that it elected a guy constitutionally unfit.


    Nothing would happen. They’d just make fun of anyone who thought it was important, or even talked about it.

  11. Are you kidding me? They are already doing what you say. And that is not what I am saying at all. If tomorrow somebody leaked Obama’s true birth certificate and it showed he was not born in this country, then what? that is the scandal the Ulsterman and co are referring to.

  12. “It will become the laughingstock of the entire world and the perpetrators of that farce will not be able to show their face to the world again. It will never go that far. They will ask him to step down before the truth if there is one is ever revealed. That is what Deep throat (aka Ulsterman) is saying.”

    Laughing stocks blow over. Thats not the reason. The real reason is the laws of the land, treaty’s signed with foreign countries and the legislation that has been passed under Obama’s pen would become null and void. That would be the major repercussion resulting from a complete revelation of the fraud of Obama’s birth. You see, he would be considered a naturalized citizen and why Deep Throat designated him an American in his last report.

    But Obama would be ineligible under Constitutional Law to have been run as a candidate for US President by the Democrats. And the real reason why Ulsterman doesn’t want to go there. Too many heads would roll if it is made public. I think they have the proof in hand… will show him they have it and ask him to resign or agree not to run for a second term because they have more on him that would humilate him, his family and the country in a catastopic defeat should he not take the deal offered.

  13. If tomorrow somebody leaked Obama’s true birth certificate and it showed he was not born in this country, then what?


    They’d claim it was a forgery. No one would ever admit this.

    The GOP wants Obama in there as a surrender boob till they can vote him out and replace him with a Republican. If he were thrown out now, some better Democrat would replace him.

  14. yeah of course it is a given that there will be legal implications and ramifications but the humiliation is what will stop them from making such a truth public. There will be unimaginable chaos.

  15. pm317
    November 9th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    yeah of course it is a given that there will be legal implications and ramifications but the humiliation is what will stop them from making such a truth public. There will be unimaginable chaos.

    The legal implications are the priority. The humiliation and blacklisting are the threat bringing him to heel.

  16. Moon – this is good!

    Do you mind if we switch gears just a bit? With the short time we have left I want to throw a bunch of questions at you. Is that ok? Sure – fire away kid. No promise I’ll give you an answer though.

    Ok – so you still think Hillary Clinton is thinking of running for President in 2012? Yes.

    What will be the biggest factor in her final decision? The economy. If it does not improve she is in. She will run.

    How long before that decision is made by her? By spring – a few more months or so. But she won’t be the first to jump in against Obama. Word is there will be a break the ice candidate.

    Break the ice candidate? What is that? Someone will step in to challenge Obama – break the ice. That will allow Hillary to come in after and not be the party crasher so to speak. The first candidate comes in and creates the chaos – she follows after to calm it all down and play up her experience. She is saving the party and saving the country. If Hillary gets into the race for president, some version of that process is how it will go down.

    You know this? How? There is no real “know” in politics. Things are changing – but Hillary wants in. She wants to be president. So, now they just have to wait and plan for the right opportunity. That opportunity may come, and it may not. They are looking at deciding by spring though, that much I do know. For instance, if the scandal breaks – that would give her a prime opportunity to step in now wouldn’t it?

    Yes, I guess it would. If Hillary Clinton were to seek the presidency, would you support her? Absolutely – I have said that to you already. Yes, I would absolutely support her. And I would gladly be a part of her campaign. Hey Hillary – call me! (laughs)

    How about the new Republican Congress? Do you think they will get those Bush tax cuts extended? Probably. The Democrats are trying to exclude the top bracket cuts. Make the issue about the Republicans wanting to protect the rich. That’s from a very old playbook, right? The Republicans are aware of that trap, and will work to give a blanket extension for all tax payers. In the end you will see the lower brackets given the permanent extension and the upper brackets given a temporary extension – say two years.

    Why two years? Because that will work in the Democrats’ favor for 2012. They will be able to once again say how the Republicans want to give tax cuts to the rich. It’s a simple trap – but the Republicans are stupid enough to fall for it. Just watch. 50/50 they actually fall for it. Boehner…he’s not all that bright you know.

    Even with Democrats like yourself being so open about it? The “trap” that is? Sure. This little blog of yours won’t make one difference on that. The media is already trying to set it up for Democrats. The messaging is already initiated. Look for the Republicans to make the same mistake the Democrats did after 2008 – thinking the American people are on their side. No – the American people despise both parties. Well, now that Republicans won back the House in 2010, they can once again be painted as the party for the rich, for the bankers, for big business, etc. With a Republican Speaker, it will make that task much easier for us. Losing the House has made me far more hopeful that Democrats can do well – or at least much better, in 2012. There will be a lot of bumps along the way, but our chances have greatly improved.

    You sound a lot more positive than you were before. What happened to all the crisis in the Democratic Party talk? Oh, the party is still in crisis, and there is going to be much more to come…what’s that saying? First comes denial, then anger, and finally acceptance. Maybe I’m at the acceptance stage now. People in the party are talking, things are forming, I see a new and stronger direction for 2012 and beyond. Unless of course, Nancy Pelosi somehow manages to keep her leadership role within the party. That would be…incredibly stupid of us. But you never know what Democrats are capable of right? If Pelosi retains her position, there will be more staff leaving the White House because that will signal the party has truly lost its political compass and the White House will have been proven powerless in correcting it. Nobody wants to work for a loser. The poor bastards who were around for Carter – it took them years to recover their careers, and some never really did.

    How likely is it she keeps her role as Democrat leader in the House? She is out. I just cannot see it happening – her being allowed to be minority leader. No way. Yeah, it could happen – it’s possible, but very unlikely. And if it does happen…well, you can throw all of my hope for 2012 out the window. Pelosi is too mixed up in what is coming at us in the coming months.

    The White House scandal? Yes, that, and the ethics investigations of Rangel and Waters, and likely some others. The Republicans will drag those out for optimal impact. We know that – we’ve accepted that. Having Pelosi out in front as the face of the party during this time would be a horrible decision.

    Specifically on the White House scandal again – I was told a report was coming soon. Something from a mainstream media outlet. Have you heard something similar? Where did you hear that? Your newspaper days coming back to you now?

    Just something I heard – reliably. Have you heard anything similar? (pause) Yes. Many people have. This thing is percolating just under the surface right now. Sooner – not later, the pot is gonna start boiling. Yeah, someone is about to test the waters with this thing. I’ve heard that. Then again, I’ve heard that for a while now, so who knows, huh? I’d watch yourself though – told you that before. Be very careful who you are talking to on this. These people don’t play nice.

    But nothing more specific? A name? No-no-no. Not going there – not yet. I don’t have the protection. Read the Times. Somebody there has sniffed it out. And a guy over at the Post. If the Post starts to get on it, the Times will probably go ahead and break it open, loyalty to the White House be damned. I told you before, parts of the story have already been given out publicly here and there. One part will lead to another and then another. It’s underway right now. Every week a little bit more shows itself.

    You really like this cloak and dagger stuff don’t you? (laughs) Yeah, I suppose I do. But I also take it seriously, and you should too. Your blog thing is reaching the eyes and ears of some people very high up, and it’s driving them absolutely nuts.

    Ok, I gotta ask this. And I don’t mean any disrespect to you but so many of my readers bring this up and some of them make pretty credible arguments on the subject that I’ve wanted to ask you about it for awhile…(leans forward) You got my attention – what’s the question?

    The birth certificate issue…is it…is there some validity to… (eyebrows raise up) You’re going to ask me a Birther question! (laughs) I’m not laughing at the question, I’m laughing at how uncomfortable you are in trying to ask it!

    Well, it does seem to go right into full on conspiracy stuff which I don’t like to pay much attention to. Hey, almost every great government scandal began as a silly conspiracy right? It’s how one side effectively discredits the other – just call them crazy. I have done it many times. Not so much because I enjoy it but because it works.

    So…any truth to the birth certificate thing? Hell if I know – and I’m not sure I want to know. Do you realize the mess that would create if it was true? There would be violence of the kind this country has not seen in our lifetimes – or at least your lifetime. I forget sometimes how old I really am.

    C’mon, you’re dancing around it. Is there any credibility to it? (leans back, folds arms across chest) Look, I will say this- people seem to have spent a considerable amount of time and money keeping others from finding out. I don’t know why more than to say this president has been very protective of almost everything in his past. From college transcripts to medical records to writings…he’s clearly very concerned with his privacy. I don’t necessarily fault him for that, but it does make you wonder – I understand that. If you are asking me if Obama is an American I say yes. I have no doubt about that. If you are asking me if Obama was born in America…

    That’s exactly what I am asking you. Yeah…that one is a little tougher to say. I sure as hell hope so, because if he wasn’t, and somebody is able to prove it – holy hell we got problems.

    You really think President Obama might not have been born in America? Whoa – don’t take it that far, ok? I’m not comfortable with you putting it quite like that. It’s not so much I don’t think he was born in America, it’s more that I am open to the possibility of that. Or I’m at least sympathetic to people who wonder about it themselves. But I don’t want to go there – it’s irrelevant to me. It’s too dangerous to consider. And it’s Obama’s own fault. He has covered up his past. Beyond his books, which frankly from what I have seen of him firsthand I don’t think he wrote entirely himself, there really is very little we know about the guy. The one most responsible for all of these conspiracy stories is Barack Obama. When you have White House staff – people who were involved in the day to day decisions coming out of the West Wing saying they have no clue who Obama really is, that shows an environment that is going to create a lot of this conspiracy stuff surrounding the president. And how about I ask you what you believe? Do you think Obama wasn’t born in America?

    I’m not sure. I used to ignore that talk. Now I’m not sure. Like you said, there has been so much cover up of his past. Why? And you seem to have the same kind of doubts I do. Hmmm…I wouldn’t go quite that far. I think you want to believe in that Birther stuff. I don’t. I hope to God it’s not true. You on the other hand…

    Now you’re putting words in my mouth. I don’t want it to be true either, I am just starting to wonder if…well, it appears there is smoke and maybe there’s fire. Fair enough. I can understand that.

    So I take it this White House scandal you’ve been talking about has nothing to do with the birth certificate issue? No – not to my knowledge, no. Good lord, no. Don’t tie me up to that subject matter! And we gotta wrap this one up, ok?

    Nervous? No – just in a hurry. We can pick this up again when I have more to tell you.

    One last question. Make it quick please.

    Who is the next to leave the White House? You correctly predicted Summers and Emanuel before anyone else. Can you give me another prediction on who the next administration figure who is on the way out? Sure – but there is going to be a whole rash of departures coming up you know. Top to bottom.

    Can you give me a big name – somebody important who is leaving? You testing me?

    Maybe – just seeing if you are still getting good information. Oh – I see. I’m only as good as my last success, is that it?

    Sure – something like that. Gibbs.

    Gibbs? Yeah – the fat -expletive- Gibbs is gone. And good riddance.

  17. Just watching Hannity out of the corner of my eye, while he interviews George Bush…George talking about how much he likes the Big Dawg and Hannity squirming like a little gummy worm…

    Hahaha Hannity, you lose, again!

  18. JanH
    November 9th, 2010 at 9:21 pm


    Awesome, thanks for this find of the movie.
    Too bad Team Hillary put their title across the middle of the screen though out.

  19. “Can you imagine what happens to American democracy if it is proved that it elected a guy constitutionally unfit.”


    This is not going to happen with Obama. No one with that much power really wants to get rid of him.

  20. “Too bad Team Hillary put their title across the middle of the screen though out.”


    I agree.

  21. Yada yada yada, MoveOn idiots are running around with their “Republicorps” signs, progressive blogs foaming at the mouth about the evil Republicans being in league with the big corporations, etc. Same old same old memes.

    Meanwhile, here’s a little TRUTH:

    Now that election 2010 is over, let’s go back over to OpenSecrets and look at which evil corporations stole our democracy and bought Congress for the Republicans — the RepubliCorp!

    First suspect: the military-industrial complex!

    Defense Contractors: 55% Democrat, 44% Republican ($18 million)

    Oh, really? Well, then, it must have been Wall Street! That’s it: Wall Street bought Congress for the GOP!

    Securities & Investment: 53% Democrat, 46% Republican ($8.2 million)

    Oh. Well, even if Wall Street as a whole preferred Democrats, it must have been the real bad guys, those risky Hedge funds and exotic investors…

    Hedge Funds: 53% Democrat, 46% Republican ($6.8 million total)
    Venture Capital: 64% Democrat, 40% Republican ($6.4 million)
    Private Equity: 56% Democrat, 43% Republican ($4.6 million)

    Huh. Well, then, it must have been the big health insurers and for-profit hospital corporations! They didn’t want reform! I know because I heard President Obama say so at least 64 times!

    HMO/Health services: 58% Democrats, 40% Republicans ($9.4 million)
    Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: 51% Democrats, 48% Republicans ($10.4 million)
    Medical Supply: 57% Democrats, 42% Republicans ($4.4 million)
    Hospitals/Nursing Homes: 63% Democrat, 36% Republican ($14.9 million)

    Huh. Well…then it must have been those evil lobbyists that President Obama has been fighting against ever since he got to Washington! That’s it!

    Lobbyists: 65% Democrat, 34% Republican ($23.5 million)

    What? You mean all that time I’ve spent watching Keith Olbermann hasn’t taught me any real facts???? You mean my head is now full of garbage and White House propaganda?

    Read more at the Washington Examiner:

    Got news for ya, kiddies. The party who is MOST in bed with big Money and big corporations ain’t the Republicans. Its the Dimocrats. The progressives can scream all they want that the R’s are worse, but based on the numbers. it isn’t so. So who is buying elections again?

  22. “The party who is MOST in bed with big Money and big corporations ain’t the Republicans. Its the Dimocrats. The progressives can scream all they want that the R’s are worse, but based on the numbers. it isn’t so. So who is buying elections again?”

    The Republcans haven’t GOT a candidate strong enough to to run for president and beat Hillary. Thats right. The Dems still hold a few Aces in spite of their defeat election day. All they need to regroup is new leadership and that will be Bill Clinton, Terry MacAuliff by proxy, and we’ll see James Carville pick up where he left off in the last Clinton campaign.

  23. Mrs. Smith, I hope so. But my point was that the current Dimocratic Party and their “progressive” bloggers are running around yelling about all the corporate money going to the Rep party, and it’s simply NOT TRUE. It’s a flat out lie.

    The Dims are in bed with Big Money in a major way, especially the Financial Industry. I think that’s who did not want Hillary 2 years ago. Remember, she gave a speech where she talked about her belief that market manipulation was going on, and said if elected she would have her DOJ investigate it. Right after that was when all hell broke loose against her.

  24. HillaryforTexas
    November 9th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    November 9th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    The Dems didn’t want Hillary as their nominee because she couldn’t be bought or manipulated. Hillary is her own person. She truly cares about her country and creating a better life for the people who live in America and now for that matter people around the world. During Bill’s presidency, he proved a better life for Americans was possible. By the millions of jobs he created during his tenure and the huge surplus he left behind after almost paying off the national debt in eight short years.

    The Dems were in it for the money… The Greed factor. They waited so long to retire the Republicans they were light headed with delusions of grandeur taking money and favors from lobbyists with both hands. They forgot all about the people thinking only of the power and $$$. They became the people they spent years detesting, the elitist Neocons. Your post provided the proof, the aftermath of the election debacle has not weakened the Dem Party at all. New leadership can pickup the pieces and reconstruct what was the former and successful Dem Party, the Party of FDR. That is where we are headed with the Clintons.

  25. Somebody with a lot less ‘power’ got rid of Nixon, if our use of the phrase ‘Deep throat’ is not clue enough.

  26. pm317
    November 9th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    It was so sad when he came out and he was not in good health and it seemed like a whimper, not a roar.

  27. With Nixon, the opposition party (Dems) had no reason to protect him. With Obama, the oppostion is the GOP and the money backers, who do have reason to protect their puppet.

  28. Rachel’s Tomb Mosque per the UN

    UN Declares 1,700 Year-Old Rachel’s Tomb a Mosque
    Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, November 9, 2010, 12:42 PM
    Founding Bloggers reported:

    UNESCO, has angered Jews around the world by recognizing Rachel’s Tomb a mosque.

    The Jerusalem Post reported:

    On October 21, UNESCO (the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) declared that Rachel’s Tomb near Jerusalem is the Bilal ibn Rabah mosque

    Rachel’s Tomb is located on the northern outskirts of Bethlehem some 460 meters south of Jerusalem’s municipal boundary. The site has been identified for over 1,700 years as the grave of the Jewish matriarch Rachel. The copious literature of Jewish, Christian and Muslim pilgrims identifies and documents the spot as the place where Rachel is buried.

  29. SouthernBorn – I’m with you about the “ban the belt” movement for MO. But so often when she doesn’t wear belts, she wears her waistband way up there. She has some strange need to have something rather binding right up under her breasts. Weird.

  30. Her strange need is to cover up her pre-menopausal tummy bump. think of all the bows, little frills, and such. If she followed her own advice (‘let us move’ 😉 ) she might have a flat tummy. Don’t get me wrong — I dream of a flat tummy too.

  31. Tell me something because I really want to know. Why is it the star of the interview of Hillary and Bob Gates is not them but that plug ugly Cynthia McFadden. Go back if you like and watch the camera pan on her? Who cares about her? Who cares about her stupid managed question given to her by state run media. It just gets me how these big media flunkies, like Step and fetch it or young david gregory get the idea that they are the story. Speaking only for myself, if I see none of those phonies again it would be too soon. But since that is an unlikely scenario, I would be somewhat satisfied if they would spare us one more camera shot of Cynthia McFadden–and all those silly nose in the air sideways looks, she is just not very interesting. I would rather watch the two people she is supposedly interviewing. If she feels some obsessive need to emote in front of a camera, then for god sake do a separate video on that called the seven faces of eve, but keep the focus of this interview on the two subjects who have something relevant to say if she lets them.

  32. pm317
    November 9th, 2010 at 11:19 pm
    Somebody with a lot less ‘power’ got rid of Nixon, if our use of the phrase ‘Deep throat’ is not clue enough.

    Exactly- and the phrase ‘John Dean and the (Nixon)tapes’ was the turning point leading to Nixon’s demise. That happening was because of one man… with the power to dethrone a sittng president. And he did just that.

  33. The reason I said plug ugly is because she bears an uncanny resemblance to Ariana Huffington who bears an uncanny resemblance to Shrek and Shek is hardly the stuff dreams are made of unless you happen to be Mrs. Shrek who bears an uncanny resemblance to Ariana Huffington who bars an uncanny resemblance to Cynthia McFadden proving what we already know which is that big media is absolutely positively incestuous and they thing the American People are too dumb to notice–and that is where they are wrong.

  34. Mrs. Smith
    November 10th, 2010 at 12:24 am

    Some people like to play dumb just to be argumentative, if you know what I mean. Right now half the Dem party has no interest in ‘protecting’ Obama and I would guess the same and more of the Republican party. There are powerful interests who brought him in but their shenanigans are not air tight. It is not hard to imagine a Deep Throat in their midst who does not lose much personally by divulging damning info.

  35. I spoke to someone tonight who reminded me of who LBJ was. He was a progressive and when he passed his major programs and the country threw out his party at the 1964 mid term he stayed the course on the left, and got enmeshed in the war, and there came a point where he was told that he would not be running again. That scenario is not unlikely when it comes to Obama.

  36. pm317
    November 10th, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Yes, I know. It’s a waste of time.
    I agree. When rats/employees are deserting a sinking ship; it’s every man for themself.

  37. Didn’t Hillary say in that interview with Gates, that (paraphrasing) she hopes Gates won’t leave next year and that they both started together and should leave together? Is that a tell that she will leave if Gates leaves?

  38. pm317 – it sounded to me like she’s been “working on him” to get him to hang around a little while longer. Plus, it also gave me the thought, maybe they’ll start something else together, too…. he as her VP 🙂

    About MO – Someone needs to tell her that her strategy is backfiring! And anyway, she probably needs the belly bump to balance out the butt bump so she doesn’t fall over lol oh I’m being cruel tonight!

  39. lorac, I am chuckling reading your ‘bump balance’ line..well MO has a knack for asking for it. who asked her to go after ‘fat duck boys’ in this country?

    I am going to claim credit here — I mentioned Clinton/Gates pair up on this board long before anyone did.. 🙂 As I remember I didn’t get much reaction when I mentioned it. But I am happy she has a good partner in Gates after everything she was put through in the primary.

  40. To my CA friends here, I am in SF for business and planning to go up north Thursday to Mendocino and then turn east and go to Lake Tahoe before going back home. Any suggestions on what I should not miss.

  41. I don’t believe I’ve ever seen her in pants before – AND they’re a solid color. And they’re waaaaay too long. Maybe her scarf rule also required that she not show ANY foot flesh!!!!!!! or maybe she was wearing HUGE high heels, and had to take them off – now she’s stuck with pant bottoms forming a bridal train around her feet!

  42. Admin: I enjoyed your article and it was quiet informative as usual.

    Deepthroat is giving these little interviews quiet regularly now and gave some interesting tidbits this time.

    Well I won’t mind if Gibbs the doughboy is gone.

    Beck is questioning why Obama is the blackberry…so his puppetmaster can call him directly. hmm, hmmm!

  43. gonzotx
    November 9th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Rachel’s Tomb Mosque per the UN

    Where was the veto? I heard this was in the works but never in a million years did I think they would go through with it.

    My answer to this?

    Build on Israel. Build in East Jerusalem all you want.

  44. Inspector General finds Obama WH edited drilling ban report:

    “The inspector general’s finding that the blanket-drilling moratorium was driven by a politics and not by science is bitter news for families who, because of it, lost their jobs, savings, and way of life,” Cassidy said Tuesday. “Candidate Obama promised that he would guided by science, not ideology. If that were true, at least 12,000 jobs and 1.8 billion dollars of economic activity would have been saved on the Gulf Coast.”

    Read more:

  45. blowme0bama
    November 10th, 2010 at 8:47 am
    Inspector General finds Obama WH edited drilling ban report:

    buck! buck! bambi’s chickens are coming home to roost. I hope this goes viral.

  46. Gibbs, US commando unit ruffle feathers

    Wed Nov 10 2010

    New Delhi, Mumbai : The “domineering attitude” of White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs and security personnel accompanying Barack Obama during his visit has not gone down well with New Delhi.
    Sources said Gibbs violated the agreed pool size of photographers when US and Indian mediapersons were taken for the mandatory photo-op at Hyderabad House on Monday before the meeting between Obama and PM Manmohan Singh.

    Normally, a pool size is agreed upon to click pictures or record footage before the talks between heads of states and governments. In this case, a pool size of five photographers and cameramen from each side had been agreed upon.

    However, Gibbs reportedly wanted to bring in nine photographers from the US press corps. When Indian security officers objected, he threw his weight around and threatened that he would “pull out” Obama from the talks. Even intervention of Indian diplomats did not get Gibbs around.

    In Mumbai, before First Lady Michelle Obama’s visit to the University of Mumbai, a stand-off was witnessed between the US Secret Service and the police after the Americans called in their commando unit, the Counter Assault Team (CAT), to stop the Mumbai Police nodal officer from entering the university. This and a few other incidents “where the US agencies violated the protocol line” will now be sent by the Mumbai Police Commissionerate to the state agencies, which will take it up with the Centre.–US-commando-unit-ruffle-feathers/708942

  47. Our Grl is back home and hard at work.Gulliver POTUS keeping on the run and avoiding the Impeachers digging up the goods on this enemy within.

    tags: Hillary Clinton, State Department, Secretary of State, Daily Appointment Scheduleby stacyx10:15 a.m. Secretary Clinton announces the transfer of budget assistance funds to the Palestinian Authority, in the Press Briefing Room at the Department of State. Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad participates via digital video conference.

    11:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Vice President Biden, at the White House.

    1:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Egyptian Foreign Minister Aboul Gheit, at the Department of State.

    3:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Slovak Prime Minister Iveta Radicova, at the Department of State.

    5:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago Kamala Persad-Bissessar, at the Department of State.

  48. On this birth certificate issue. If some of the Dems and Repubs know about O birth certificate if this is true. Why would they let this man become president.
    This is very serious.

    As my mother use to say, what goes on in the dark, will come to light, no matter how you try and hide it.

  49. neetabug

    It is a reflection on who we elect to office these days. Thy hide it for their own power and purposes. They did not give one flip of concern about the people, country and the constitution.

  50. henry,
    That was the funniest song I’ve heard lately!

    I don’t think the huge scandal is just the birth certificate, but Nancy Pelosi was involved in it and I also believe Clyburn was involved in some voter fraud in South Carolina. James Clyburn is a crook of the highest order.

  51. To follow up….i hope they get pasted over this, this is just incredulous that they thought they could get away with this.

    Report: White House altered drilling safety report

    WASHINGTON — The Interior Department’s inspector general says the White House edited a drilling safety report in a way that made it falsely appear that scientists and experts supported the idea of the administration’s six-month ban on new drilling.

    The inspector general says the editing changes resulted “in the implication that the moratorium recommendation had been peer reviewed.” But it hadn’t been. The scientists were only asked to review new safety measures for offshore drilling.

    “There was no intent to mislead the public,” said Kendra Barkoff, a spokeswoman for Interior Secretary Ken Salazar, who also recommended in the May 27 safety report that a moratorium be placed on deepwater oil and gas exploration. “The decision to impose a temporary moratorium on deepwater drilling was made by the secretary, following consultation with colleagues including the White House.”

    The Interior Department, after one of the reviewers complained about the inference, promptly issued an apology to the reviewers during a conference call, with a letter and personal meeting in June.

    read on…………….

  52. MOP, I read that and I agree I hope Obama gets drilled for that too, among other things! I hope someone finally uncovers his voter fraud with Soro’s help.

  53. “There was no intent to mislead the public,” said Kendra Barkoff, a spokeswoman for Interior Secretary Ken Salazar,


    Then why else would you edit it, you don’t edit public reports like this unless you are deliberately trying to alter perception or play politics and any other suggestion that its not is bullshit of the highest order.

  54. #
    November 10th, 2010 at 1:18 am

    To my CA friends here, I am in SF for business and planning to go up north Thursday to Mendocino and then turn east and go to Lake Tahoe before going back home. Any suggestions on what I should not miss.
    When in Mendocino, ask the locals to point out the spot, where there is a big hole in the ground, when you look down it, you see the waves breaking on the beach. Awesome. Also, go to the local restaurant in town…last time I was there, food was great. Take some time to wonder around the town, lots of artists there.

    Lake Tahoe, stay on the North side if possible, pretty and there may be snow?

    So much to see in the area, best to not go to too many cities and explore these two.

    Have a great time.

  55. pm317

    I don’t know if that picture is photoshopped but there are more here on this page in that unflattering pant suit. She should take some pointers from Hillary.

    They look like a huge pair of jammies, with no feet.

  56. Ooooooooooooo this is going to be a satisfying couple of years watching the fraud get his just desserts. He’ll probably just quit.

  57. I asked this question pre-election because Mookowski may be difficult spelling for some. Someone said the ballots would br pre-printed… I guess, not all of them were… Miller is suing.

    Miller sues over ‘Murkowski’ spelling on Alaska ballots

    It was probably only a matter of time: The bizarre hard-fought race for Alaska’s U.S. Senate seat is turning into a dispute over voters’ spelling skills.

    Republican challenger Joe Miller filed a federal complaint (PDF) on Tuesday arguing that any misspellings of incumbent Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s name on write-in ballots shouldn’t be counted in her favor. (She became a write-in candidate after Miller defeated her in the GOP primary.)

    Miller argues that election officials’ announcement Monday of their standards for write-in ballots–indicating they would interpret voter intent in some cases of misspellings–violated state law. Officials point to past procedures for tabulating write-in ballots as a precedent for assessing voter intent in the Murkowski case.

    As we’ve reported, the question of how write-in voters would spell Murkowski’s name has been an issue ever since she announced her write-in bid. Murkowski even issued wristbands during the campaign in order to help voters correctly spell her surname.

    Other procedural questions have dogged Murkowski’s bid. During the campaign, state parties cried foul over write-in candidate lists that the state made available at polling stations, arguing that the lists, which included Murkowski’s name, offered her an unfair advantage.

    Of the ballots currently counted, 40 percent are write-ins. Miller has received 35 percent and Democrat Scott McAdams has 23 percent. The write-in ballots have not yet been opened, so it’s unknown how many are for Murkowski. State officials are scheduled to begin opening and counting write-ins Wednesday.

    Miller’s lawyers have requested that state courts expedite his lawsuit and grant the candidate a hearing Wednesday afternoon.;_ylt=Av_DGPREGugbkJpxfheM_KwGw_IE;_ylu=X3oDMTQ3a3UwdmdrBGFzc2V0Ay9zL3libG9nX3Vwc2hvdC9taWxsZXItc3Vlcy1vdmVyLW11cmtvd3NraS1zcGVsbGluZy1vbi1hbGFza2EtYmFsbG90cwRjY29kZQNnbXBlBGNwb3MDNARwb3MDNARzZWMDeW5fdG9wX3N0b3JpZXMEc2xrA21pbGxlcnN1ZXNvdg–

  58. blowme0bama
    November 10th, 2010 at 9:09 am

    Obama lied, jobs died.
    Who pays a guitar here?

    Sounds like Blow is startin’ a song of his own? 😉

  59. Mrs.Smith, THis Alaska thing is just sooo important…you can see how the control over the regular folks voting is being manipulated by big oil. There is a huge “mob” controlling this country. I pray Miller wins. We have got to get the crooks out. I hope I live long enough to see that happen because it takes time. Of coarse, they are all pist about those of us who talk about it on the internet.

    Shadowfax…Nope I don’t, you plan on running this year?? LOL!

  60. Thanks much, Shadowfax.. I have driven on 1 from SF to Mendocino before but long time ago and we didn’t really spend a lot of time there. So looking forward to it this time. Drive through Jenner, Bodega Bay (remember Hitchcock’s Birds?) is absolutely beautiful.

    About that pant suit on MO, what a huge Faux pas.. Most everyone thinks about where they are going and what they need to wear to be comfortable. She has hundred assistants.

  61. Those pics of MO are ridiculous….she is having to hold up her pant legs so she won’t trip and there’s also one that shows some kind of shirt under pant suit coat. She looks ridiculous. She did however bring her wig…I saw one pic when she had long hair. I guess her real hair is bad.

  62. London students are rioting over tuition rate increases. I imagine some of it has to do with this austerity measure too.


    Dem Senators privately to Scarborough about Obama “this guy has no idea what he’s doing.” The Scarborough 7.

    Dem Senators privately griping to Joe Scarborough about Obama?
    By Greg Sargent

    Is it possible that some of the most powerful Dem Senators in the country are privately bitching to Joe Scarborough, of all people, about President Obama?

    No idea if it’s true or not. But that’s what Scarborough alleged on MSNBC this morning. Before you jump on me for quoting Scarborough on this, allow me to make a point about it.

    Scarborough, much to Republicans’ delight, claimed that Dems in Washington have been “horrified by this president’s handling of things for a year and a half now,” adding that the “top Democrats in the United States Senate have all told me individually this guy has no idea what he’s doing.”

    Scarborough specifically claimed that “Democratic chairman in the Senate” — among the most powerful Dems in Congress — had complained privately to him that Obama had failed to adequately include Reublicans in the governing process:

    Sure, Scarborough could very well be exaggerating wildly or makin’ it up. But you know something? Having watched Congress up close for the past two years — the backbiting, the shortsightedness, the scheming, the elevation of individual careers over party, and the bizarre addiction some Dems have to currying favor with journalists and outlets who are openly hostile to them — It wouldn’t surprise me at all if there’s some truth to it.

  64. No one listens anymore
    Admin: I am informed that the audience of listeners has shifted to the world, specifically to India where laugh when he tries to be multicultural and then mispronounces sacred name and places, to Indonesia who claims him as the prodigal son and then disclaims any further interest in him because even for them the thrill is gone, to G-20 where China, Russia and Germany recoil at his gratuitous attempts to defend the federal reserve at their expense. Tough times for this citizen of the world. Even tougher when he is at home. It would appear that being a 24-7 messiah ain’t all it is cracked up to be. Instead of roses they now throw tomatoes to honor his divine presence. And him? Why he is a glutton for punishment–like a rubber ball.

  65. Shadowfax: To take your question seriously, I think it’s around Sept 15 2012, ie after the parties have chosen their nominees and VP choices.

    The more important question is, when do you have to file for each primary, and how much does it cost. I think this differs for each primary, perhaps 6 weeks or 2 months before the vote. A draft-Hillary effort, though, would press for a write-in vote, for which you don’t have to register of course.

  66. Those pics of MO are ridiculous….she is having to hold up her pant legs so she won’t trip
    Actually she is just trying to wade through all his bullshit. Life preservers are recommended. But if you are Oprah you have all the ballast anyone would need right at the belt line and above.

  67. I don’t know if you guys have heard Donald Trump lately, but he’s really turning my head…if Hillary doesn’t run, I think I might like Trump. We’ll see though, but he’s been talking about China and that’s my favorite subject.

  68. Moon: did you happen to notice the twisted logic of Greg Sargent in the article you posted above? The man is disingenuous. First, he reports that Scarborough claims that that a democratic committee chairman told him that Obama does not know what he is doing. Whereupon, Sargent pretends to take a big chance by conceding that “this” might be true. Wow! What a brave progressive he is. But then watch the bait and switch. Instead of calling this an important insight by a power broker in the party who has worked with Obama and knows whereof he speaks he characterizes it as “bitching”. And then for the coup d grac he refuses to deal with the possible truth of the underlying allegation, i.e. that Obama does not know what he is doing, but instead implies it cannot be true because this unknown congressional leader must be a “scheming backbiter seeking to advance his interests over those of the party” just like the rest of them he has observed. What a disingenuous fool this guy is. What a partisan hack. Indeed, what a liar. When it comes to journalism Greg Sargent is guilty of malpractice. And that is the best thing I can say about him.

  69. Fox News, this will go down like a lead baloon…..

    Breaking News: Obama Debt Panel Recommends Cut in Social Security Payments, Eyes End to Mortgage Deduction

    no link yet.

  70. Jan h, I can’t believe Nasty is on the list and Hillary isn’t? Doesn’t Soros own a huge part of this magazine? I think its fully owned by Ted Turner….what can you say…all male chauvanist pigs!

  71. MOP, I think we are headed for something like is happening in London when they really implement these things…I also think this is what they want…all this chaos is planned.

  72. Confloyd
    Shadowfax…Nope I don’t, you plan on running this year?? LOL!

    Maybe I should run, I have as much experience as Barcko and more morals and nothing to hide. 😉

    I was wondering how long we would have to wait to see if Hillary will run or not in 2012.

  73. Here’s why I just can’t stand this guy!


    Perry calls Social Security bankrupt ‘Ponzi scheme’
    By Josh Baugh – Express-News Web Posted: 11/10/2010 12:00 AM CST Gov. Rick Perry signs copies of his book “Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington” at Augie’s Barbed Wire Smokehouse Bar-B-Que near Brackenridge Park. BILLY CALZADA/
    Gov. Rick Perry stopped off in the Alamo City on Tuesday for a bite of barbecue and a bit of promotion for his new book — and called for completely repealing President Barack Obama’s health care legislation while he was at it.
    In his 12-minute speech at Augie’s Barbed Wire Smokehouse Bar-B-Que near Brackenridge Park, Perry took on the federal government, from health care reform to Social Security. Perry pushed for a repeal of Obama’s health care legislation “in its entirety.”

    “You can’t go through this piece by piece. You need to repeal it in its entirety,” he said. “Then let’s have them start anew from the premise that the states can better handle these questions.”

    Perry criticized President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal and an early 20th-century “progressive era” movement that “gave the federal government access to our wallets via taxation.”

    Calling the New Deal “a glut of federal programs,” Perry said the creation of the Social Security system did very little to end the Great Depression.

    “Unfortunately, the New Deal has essentially become the third rail of American politics that indiscriminately kills the political careers of any leader bold enough to criticize it or any program it created,” he said.

    In a post-speech news conference, Perry further attacked Social Security — as he did in his book “Fed Up! Our Fight to Save America from Washington” — and said he did so to create a “national dialogue.”

    “I want people to be afraid not to talk about that Social Security is bankrupt and is a Ponzi scheme and if you’ve got a young 20-something-year-old, they know for a fact that they’re not ever going to see that,” he said. “So let’s fix it.”

    Perry’s speech, in which he also railed against government intrusion into citizens’ lives, focused largely on national issues. He’s been on a whirlwind tour since winning an unprecedented third term as governor, under the auspices of promoting his anti-Washington book — making appearances on CNN, Fox News and Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”

    Perry is consistently asked if he’s ramping up for a run for president. He denies it.

  74. Biggest story of day: Chairs of WH debt commission recommending spending cuts, tax reforms to reduce deficits by $4 trillion by 2020.

    Key proposals from WH fiscal commission prelim report: $200 bil cut in defense and domestic spending, cutting tax breaks,end AMT MORE

    The proposals include smaller Social Security beneifts, slow rise in retirement age, limt fed spending to 22% of the economy

    Fiscal commission to vote on the recommendations by Dec, 1, their last public mtg. Votes may not be there for official recommendation

  75. Shadowfax,
    I’d vote for you….you certainly could do a better job than Odumbo!

    I know I want to know the timeline too, its hard to sit and wait.

    On a good note…I’ve totally turned my Obot Phillipino friend into a avid Hillary supporter….she watched the “State dept” special and she was impressed.

  76. Shadowfax,
    He is an idiot and what’s with all these idiots writing books….I would no more buy Nasty’s book or Perry’s book. I only read the books of people who actually have done something for America or I feel like they could do it…such as Palin’s book.

  77. I’ve always thought Pelosi was on drugs, now I know she is…she is saying the election was not about the rejection of President Obama…OMG! that kool-aid is really habit forming.

  78. Why does he always find time to go to a Mosque but could not find time to pay his respects to that poor Jewish family, whom among others, where slaughtered in Mumbai.

  79. Puhleeeeeeeeze run for office.

    Could I possibly win with only 2 votes?


    Believe me, if I didn’t have to support my family and had the money to just campaign, I would run.

    The media would have a field day posting all my blog comments against Fat Duck Boy…

    Hillary and Sarah can’t do it alone.

  80. Can’t believe stupid reporters….this BBC guy just asked a bunch of chinese students standing in front of the army in beijing live on BBC “is democracy good for china”. Hope those students dont disappear…………………what an idiot.

  81. “I want people to be afraid not to talk about that Social Security is bankrupt and is a Ponzi scheme and if you’ve got a young 20-something-year-old, they know for a fact that they’re not ever going to see that,” he said. “So let’s fix it.”


    People have been saying that for decades. I said it when I was 20. But SS is well designed and I’m grateful for it now.

    Hillary said there is nothing wrong with SS.

  82. Actually SS is designed non-Ponzi. The larger generations (Boomers etc) paid in more in FICA taxes when they were working (because there were more of them, doh!). Their money went into a reserve fund that has been earning interest ever since. Now it has earned enough to pay their benefits with.

  83. JanH
    November 10th, 2010 at 1:59 pm
    Someone tell me why Hillary Clinton isn’t on this list and the rest of these bozos are?

    Good point. My comments interspersed.

    The Candidates:
    Julian Assange Who is this??
    Glenn Beck so much better than HRC?
    David Cameron he’s in frikkin England
    The Chilean Miners I feel bad for them, but Person of the Year??
    Arne Duncan who?
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan
    Jonathan Franzen Who??
    Lady Gaga Culturally important if you are under 30.
    Robert Gates
    Tony Hayward Who?
    Hu Jintao
    LeBron James Maybe Coward of the Year, or World’s Largest Ego.
    Steve Jobs
    Hamid Karzai
    David and Charles Koch
    Liu Xiaobo
    Barack Obama NOT AGAIN??!!!
    Sarah Palin
    Nancy Pelosi She gets credit for what…???
    Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf
    Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert
    The Unemployed American
    Person of the Year for collecting unemployment? not that people can help it, but…
    J. Craig Venter
    Elizabeth Warren, Mary Schapiro and Sheila Bair
    Mark Zuckerberg

    Yeah, just skip over that Hillary person, she is just a former First Lady who was embroiled in scandal after scandal, with no real achievements under her belt.

  84. Jbstonsefan, Blowmeobama: would you care to venture an opinion on whether Joe Miller’s request for injunctive relief and a declaratory judgement in the case of Miller vs Campbell and the Alaska Elections Commission will be granted? The complaint is set forth below, but I have not seen the answer. I will go out on a limb and say it will not issue, and hope that I am wrong. The business establishment in Alaska are in Murkowski’s corner and that is why I say that. On the other hand, I read on the FOX website that 40% of the ballots in Alaska are filed absentee and Murkowski’s lead is withering away. (Note: I hope I spelled her name right). If that trend continues then the issue may become moot.

  85. Jan h, I can’t believe Nasty is on the list and Hillary isn’t? Doesn’t Soros own a huge part of this magazine? I think its fully owned by Ted Turner….what can you say…all male chauvanist pigs!
    Ted is out of the picture entirely. The parent company is AOL Time Warner. Soros pulls strings with those people and he always has. Interestingly, Beck is now presenting a lot of the information on Soros that we did a couple years ago. Nevertheless a friend of mine is very frustrated because he is only scratching the surface. She tells me that she now has six very large file folders documenting his nefarious attempts to bring down the United States and control the world. The problem is people do not believe it and Soros himself has greased the right palms and blackmailed the right people so the public is blind to what is happening. Frankly, I have done all I can about it and it produced no traction to speak of. I did send our materials to Beck and others but there was no acknowledgment. Maybe Beck will have better luck.

  86. Potus just weighed in on the cuts to SS and cutting medicare…he says he looking forward to seeing the final bill. I knew he would not fight for the working man…I knew it!

  87. Soros isn’t the only bad man…there are several working together….Z-big is one right off the top of my head…I just think Beck’s crap is to tie Hillary into the mess, which I have been reading on the blogs today.

  88. The question is what can we learn from this? You must discount some of this because it is Zogby and he has known ties to the Obama Administration. I made the same guess Morris did about late voters and it turned out to be wrong. I was wrong about Murray too, for the same reason.
    Obama’s last-ditch attempt to turn out his voter base worked — and changed the 2010 election from a tsunami of epic proportions into a mere catastrophe for the Democrats.

    John Zogby’s post-election polling reveals that voters who made up their minds about how to vote within the last week voted Democrat by 57-31 while those who made up their minds earlier backed the Republican candidate, 53-44. Zogby’s data indicated that it made no difference whether the voter decided for whom to vote two or three weeks before the election or more than a month before. Both groups backed Republicans by 10 points. But those who decided in the voting booth or in the week immediately before voting backed the Democrat by large margins.

    Fortunately for the GOP, only 8 percent of the electorate were late deciders. A full 46 percent were early voters.

    These Democratic late deciders were all straight from the party’s base:

    . 15 percent of single voters decided late, and singles voted 64 percent Democrat.

    . 14 percent of under-$25,000-income voters decided late, and voters in this income category voted Democrat by 59-36.

    . 20 percent of voters 18-29 decided late, and this group backed Obama by 56-37.

    So Obama’s appearances on “The Daily Show” and in youth-oriented media worked well to his party’s advantage.

    Race, age and marital status were the key predictors of how a person would vote.

    Racially, the Zogby poll shows that blacks cast only 10 percent of the vote and Latinos only 8 percent in the 2010 elections. In 2008, they cast 13 and 10 percent, respectively.

    Obama did well among Latinos. His appeals based on immigration worked. Hispanics voted Democrat by 58-37. But, surprisingly, Zogby showed erosion among black voters, who backed the Democrat by only 72-24, well below their percentage for Obama himself in 2008.

    Age played a key role in determining one’s vote:

    . Among the youngest voters, 18-24, Democrats got 66 percent of the vote.

    . More broadly, those aged 18-29 voted Democrat 56-37.

    . Those aged 30-49 were split fairly evenly, with Democrats winning 47 percent and Republicans 50 percent.

    . Voters 50-64, the baby boomers, have shifted to the Republicans, backing them by 54-43.

    . And, thanks to ObamaCare, the over-65 voters backed Republicans by 57-38.

    But voters under 30 constituted only 11 percent of the vote, and those 18-24 were just 3 percent. The failure of these groups to turn out in larger numbers did much to doom the Democratic candidates.

    Marital status continued to be one of the key variables in our politics:

    . Married men voted Republican by 60-35.

    . Married women followed suit by 58-40.

    . Unmarried men voted Democrat by 50-42.

    . Unmarried women voted Democrat by 61-34.

    Oddly, Obama’s last-minute appeal seems to have been effective based largely on demographics, not on union membership. The unions are the Democratic Party’s financial base, but not their voters. Union members broke evenly, with 49 percent backing Democrats and 47 percent voting Republican.

    Historically, Democrats “come home” as Election Day approaches, and those whose involvement in politics is most marginal — who tend to be poorer, less educated and more Democrat — make late decisions to support Democrats. The 2010 election was no exception to this trend.

    I had thought that it would be. Based on the solid Republican trend that continued well into October, I believed that the late deciders would tend to side more with the GOP than usual. I felt that those who normally voted Democrat would stay at home. They didn’t. And Obama’s last-minute campaigning had a lot to do with it

  89. Lots of luck with this one my friend. Look around you right now. All you see is commies–the same kind of people who were fighting in Viet Nam where you won the Navy cross. Only now you are marching on their ranks. Truth to tell, the presumptive and presumptous poseur who left your soldiers to die in the Battle of Dien Ben Foo has more in common with Ho Chi Min than FDR–or Reagan whom you once served as Secretary of the Navy. As long as Obama is in charge there is no home for Reagan Dems in your adopted party. You will not be listened to in the future any more than you were listened to before when you tried to tell him that what he was doing was wrong. I say that as a supporter of you and what you stand for because character is what counts. Your adopted party is the antithesis of character and your position is therefore vulnerable.

    Dear ,

    Happy Birthday to all Marines, and may we all take a moment on Veterans Day tomorrow to honor and remember those who have served and sacrificed for this great nation.

    We thought you may be interested in David Paul Kuhn’s recent article: Jim Webb: Why Reagan Dems Still Matter, which was published on the RealClearPolitics website on Monday, November 8, 2010.

    The following excerpt gives some insight into Senator Webb’s uniqueness on Capitol Hill:

    Jim Webb went to the White House last September. The Virginia senator was meeting with the president to discuss Guantanamo detainees. The conversation soon shifted to healthcare. “I told him this was going to be a disaster,” Webb recalls. “The president believed it was all going to work out.”

    Democratic leaders broadly believed it was all going to work out. The stimulus, healthcare, cap and trade. Americans were to come around to the left side.

    We’re talking about why voters didn’t come around. Webb is weighing my report the morning after the election: Democrats won the smallest share of white voters in any congressional election since World War II.

    “I’ve been warning them,” Webb says, sighing, resting his chin on his hand. “I’ve been having discussions with our leadership ever since I’ve been up here. I decided to run as a Democrat because I happen to strongly believe in Jacksonian democracy. There needs to be one party that very clearly represents the interests of working people … I’m very concerned about the transactional nature of the Democratic Party. Its evolved too strongly into interest groups rather than representing working people, including small business people.”

    Webb’s one of the last FDR Democrats. An economic populist. A national security hawk. His Democratic politics are less concerned with social groups than social equality (of opportunity, not outcome). His values were predominant in the Democrat Party from FDR to JFK, the period in the twentieth century when Democrats were also dominant.

    “In his [Webb’s] book “Born Fighting” you see that he understands what a lot of Democrats don’t,” said Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics. “That is the white working class, long time Americans who never made it, who lost jobs. It’s really a problem that has existed since the 1960s. Webb is also exactly the kind of Democrat who ought to be showcased and given more visibility and authority.”

    Please make sure to read the entire article on the RealClearPolitics website.


    Jim Webb

  90. Do they always have to attack Hillary when they are going after Obama?


    Now It’s Obama Who Is ‘Bitter’ and Clinging to Something

    By Dan Hill
    November 10, 2010

    Look at President Obama’s face during his White House press conference following last week’s post-midterm election debacle, and what do you see? You may not be a facial coding expert like I am, but anybody can recognize –and maybe even be shocked by—the degree to which Barack Obama has gone from the ebullient campaigner of 2008 to a very bitter, frustrated man. The pressed lips and especially the bulge beneath the lower lip betray anger, disgust and sadness, with the last of those emotions accentuated by the narrow, lowered eyes that also reveal disappointment.

    How, beyond the ghastly specter of partisan sniping and gridlock over pressing national issues, did it come to this point? Why has the president’s originally attractive cool confidence begun to strike many (especially independent) voters as aloof arrogance worth rejecting instead?

    To answer that question, let me back up to the two most decisive impressions I got of Barack Obama during the Democratic debates of 2008. Both came in Philadelphia, with the first on October 30, 2007, when Hillary Clinton was caught by the late Tim Russert in a lie about whether she truly wanted to seek the release of Bill Clinton’s presidential papers, as a way to validate her White House experience. When Russert held up a copy of a letter from the Clintons asking for the papers withheld until 2013, first John Edwards pounced, and then by degrees Barack Obama weighed in.

    In Obama’s case, he did so with all the bumbling earnestness of his very best impersonation of Jimmy Stewart in “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.” Seizing on Hillary Clinton’s dishonesty and linking it to George W. Bush’s secrecy, Obama established himself as the authentic alternative and I immediately changed my odds of Obama upstaging her for the Democratic nomination to no better than 2-to-1 in favor of Hillary.

    The final Democratic debate of 2008 also took place in Philadelphia, on April 16. By then Obama was the front-runner, but under siege, having just made a huge, revealing goof. At a private fundraiser in San Francisco days earlier, he’d infamously said:

    “You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone for twenty five years and nothing’s replaced them. So it’s not surprising then that [people there] get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

    During that debate, Obama tilted his head back (literally looking down his nose at people), faintly curled his upper lip in a sign of disgust and at times even averted his eyes from the viewing audience, as if to say: “I can’t stand the stench in the trench.” Watching that night, I said to myself: a couple of more debate performances like this one, and the White House will never be yours.

    Now flash-forward to the recent mid-term elections, and Obama’s take on things. In the run-up to the mid-terms, Obama spoke at an event in New York City about how people’s thinking gets muddled by fear. In dismissing the emotional dynamics of voters caught up in economic distress, let alone a very reasonable, profound concern that the country isn’t headed in the right direction, Obama struck me as confirming the fact that the “bitter” comment he made in San Francisco wasn’t a one-time blooper.

    For all his talent and ability to pin his campaign to emotions, i.e., hope, this isn’t a president who is as emotionally literate—and empathetic—as he is an intellectual prone to elitism. But don’t just take my word on it. As the retiring Democratic governor of Tennessee, Phil Bredesen, recently said, “There doesn’t seem to be anybody in the White House who’s got an idea what it’s like to lie awake at night worried about money and worried about things slipping away. They’re all intellectually smart. They’ve got their numbers. But they don’t feel any of it, and I think people sense that” (emphasis added).

    President Obama can try to view the midterm slaughter of Democratic candidates as less of a referendum on him and his vaunted communication skills than on the 9.6% national unemployment rate. But just as Hillary Clinton was caught in a big lie by Tim Russert, if Obama’s not more honest with himself in private, then he’s guilty of the reality that in life the biggest lies are the ones we tell ourselves in order to protect our self-image, energy level, and ability to project ourselves as a winner capable of attracting allies.

    The bigger truth is that, ironically enough for a former, caring, grassroots community organizer, Obama thinks his feelings more than he feels them. He can feel free to take the high road in life, but frankly the vast majority of us—and really all of us—live on the low road where our emotions, not reason, drive our decisions and behavior, including how we vote on Election Day.

    The president had better find some way to get viscerally in touch with voters, and quickly, because in 2012 he won’t be able to campaign on hope. Instead, he’s got to convince voters through results and the ability to, in so many words, indicate that he “feels their pain.”

    It’s been said that courage is the absence of self-deception. It’s now time for the audacity of hope to give way to finding the heartfelt courage and fortitude that both America at large and this president in particular will need to be successful in the years ahead.

  91. The one thing I noted is that where the Complaint was quoting authority, when it came to the portion about the spelling must be identical to the candidate’s name in order to be counted towards that candidate’s total, the quotations were dropped, then immediately picked up in the next authority quoted. May be an oversight.

    If we assume there is some authority requiring the name to be spelled identically to the name of the candidate, then its going to depend upon the judge – re: substantial compliance v. strict construction. Any idea on the background of the judge?

  92. GOP Must Curb Union Influence
    Tuesday, 09 Nov 2010 01:12 PM
    By Dick Morris

    One of the first orders of business to come up in the new Republican-controlled House of Representatives will be the demand for bailouts of states where expenditures have been especially profligate — California, New York, Michigan, Illinois, and Connecticut.

    Throughout 2009 and 2010, these state governments have stayed above water by repeated infusions of federal cash. These one-shot stimulus payments must be repeated each year. They are all non-recurring expenditures requiring separate annual appropriations.

    The Republican House must say no and hold the line, stopping this raid on the federal Treasury. The cry in the caucus must ring loud: “No more bailouts!”

    But, as the Republicans demand fiscal discipline and refuse to make the citizens of the other, more responsible states subsidize the wayward finances of California and New York, we need to focus on the union power that has forced states, localities, and school boards to raise taxes, borrow money, and — ultimately — to depend on federal bailouts.

    These unions have forced contracts on their states, localities, and school boards that provide for ever higher wages, benefits, and pensions. Even now, teachers are on strike in a suburb of Pittsburgh because they feel a 4.5 percent annual wage increase is inadequate!

    The House must create a federal bankruptcy procedure for states that cannot make ends meet requiring, as happens in corporate bankruptcies, that the state governments abrogate all their union contracts.

    The new state bankruptcy procedure should offer all states — and through them, their localities, counties, and school boards — the ability to reorganize their finances free of the demands and constraints of their union agreements.

    This measure will return our state and local governments to the sovereignty of the people and take them away from the thug-ocracy of public employee unions.

    When states like California and New York come to Washington begging for relief, they will threaten us with the closure of their schools and the release of their prison inmates if we deny them subsidy. Liberals and President Obama will try to portray the battle as school children vs. stingy Republican legislators.

    But the real fight will be between school children and citizens on the one hand and unions on the other. The House must shape the issue so that it exposes the real cause of the state shortfalls: the excessive agreements public employee unions have won over the years.

    The unions are about to fall prey to what Margaret Thatcher identified as the terminal drawback of socialism — that eventually one runs out of other people’s money!

    Such an approach will also have a larger political impact.

    Election Day 2010 demonstrated the enormous power of public employee unions and their integral relevance to the Democratic Party. In state after state, the vote totals of Democratic candidates, particularly those running for Senate, exceeded the predictions of all pollsters.

    This gap between pre-election anticipation and Election Day results had one main cause: the militancy, money, and manpower of public employee unions.

    It was the combined efforts of the SEIU (Service Employees International Union), the NEA (National Education Association), the AFT (American Federation of Teachers), and AFSME (American Federation of State and Municipal Employees) that preserved the Democratic control of the U.S. Senate

  93. I used to know a Alaska judges–Horton, Singleton etc–good people. But that was a generation ago. I do not know any of them today. I have no clue about the Judge who is or will be assigned to this case. The case itself is a hot potato.

  94. Jan–do you have any idea what this guy Dan Hill is talking about? What alleged lie to Russert? His outfit claims they are non-partisan and do no work for Obama or the Democratic party. But that statement seemed mighty partisan to me. I intend to follow up with this guy either way. This is the kind of allegations that we need to challenge if for no other reason than the integrity of the process.

  95. wbboei,

    He’s talking about the Clinton papers being released and Hillary saying there was no problem during a debate and Russert showing her a letter saying that the Clintons had asked that the papers be held back.

  96. a lie about whether she truly wanted to seek the release of Bill Clinton’s presidential papers, as a way to validate her White House experience. When Russert held up a copy of a letter from the Clintons asking for the papers withheld until 2013, first John Edwards pounced, and then by degrees Barack Obama weighed in.
    I do not see that as a lie. I think the motive changed over time. The original plan was to seal the records for a period of time as all presidents do. However, then the media attacked her claim of experience, and the late White House counsel Craig sought to belittle her credentials she sought to open them up to validate her experience. In the end however it was not her decision. This is not lying, so if that is the best he can do then he should refrain from such foolish statements. As for Craig his treachery was reciprocated by Obama. He was axed unceremoniously for failing to execute on the closure of Gitmo. And then he went whining to everyone in Washington DC who would listen. It was disgusting.

  97. Personally, I think that Russert and his cohorts used every flimsy excuse to go on a tirade against Hillary Clinton.

    Given the softball questions he gave obama, this is fair practice debating at the lowest level possible

  98. Who would be the ice-breaking candidate? Dean, perhaps. There are rumors.

    pm317- What a great time to visit NorCal! I live in Humboldt and I drive to see my family in Tahoe a lot. I take Hiway 20 which is on the north side of Ukiah off 101. 20 skirts around Clear lake and then climbs into some hills covered with live oaks. Should be pretty at this time of year. 20 takes you to 5, then to 80 and off to Tahoe. Shadowfax is correct. I only go to North shore. A LOT less people, but if you want to gamble/party then South Shore. Have a blast.

  99. hi crazy horse, thank you! I am ready with my camera. We are staying at Harrah’s in the south but will drive around a lot. I love coming to CA.

  100. How do you all like the idea of 68 being the age for full retirement???
    Just a quick thought on one facet of this. Being 68 and having lived in a relatively sane culture and society to that point is a different thing from being 68 having struggled through the muck of a degenerating culture and society–the former is more likely to be in better shape (just look at medical-dental care for one reason, but there are many.)

    What we are experiencing is the herd being culled of unprofitable creatures. Human beings are regarded as beasts or statistical entities instead of the amazing creative force we are when unchained to explore the world and universe and bring forth stuff like inland canals, transcontinental railroads, atoms for peace, etc. Great art, great literature…

    We are being herded into forced labor camps and stacks of corpses. How many people can see? To me, this is the “something much, much bigger… …something very very uncomfortable, …something no one wants to discuss, …something we don’t want to discuss…”

    And the top-beasts don’t love children any more than they love or respect the elders. Children are just cute animals to them.

  101. pm317…. If your staying in South Shore don’t miss Emerald Bay State Park and be sure a take a tour of Vikingsholm which is in the park. Don’t forget your jacket!

  102. Thanks, crazy horse. Jacket, yes. 🙁 Some people from Denmark I met at my meeting were happy it felt like their cool summer.

  103. As usual……hmmmm

    Big Obama donor/fundraiser Jim Torrey, a hedge fund guy, just got appointed to board of Overseas Private Investment Corporation

  104. The House Republicans’ transition team is considering a range of possibilities for scheduling activity next year, including an option to have the House in session only in alternate weeks.

    1 week in capital, 1 week in congressional districts. Maybe they might see voters a bit more often then.

  105. JanH
    November 10th, 2010 at 4:45 pm
    Personally, I think that Russert and his cohorts used every flimsy excuse to go on a tirade against Hillary Clinton.

    Given the softball questions he gave obama, this is fair practice debating at the lowest level possible
    Jan–this joker is going to call me on Friday, so if you have anything I can use to hit back at him, please let me know. My sense is the that I should ask him why after all the lies Bambi has told he refuses to call him a lawyer and ask him how long he has been a sexist. I would like to have something more pointed if you have it.

  106. Mrs Smith,
    Rushed here, and gotta run, but below reply makes sense to me.
    FREEMAN: OK, Lyn, the next question comes from a leading Democratic Senator, who did manage to get re-elected. And he says, “Lyn, coming—in the days leading up to the election, we were well aware of the fact that the Democrats would lose the majority in the House, and right now, we’re just somewhat thankful that we managed to hold onto the U.S. Senate. And certainly, there has been a lot of discussion about the fact that the period between the election and the swearing in of the new Congress is an absolutely critical one for our nation. It’s an interval when many things can get done. And it’s also an interval when the tone must be set.
    “As I think you know, Washington right now is gripped by austerity mania. And we knew this, and we were more or less prepared to deal with it—at least some of us were—by going for the jugular of Wall Street and the banks.
    “Now, here is the problem. My original question to you was going to be, a question concerning the order of battle, as to what you thought this lame duck Congress should fight to ensure in the days that we have left. And my question was, on the one hand, broad, but on the other hand, very specific. As I think you know, while I and many other members of the Senate, agree with Glass-Steagall, we unfortunately failed to get an adequate hearing for it in the last Senate. It’s still alive. We can certainly take it up, but I had questions as to whether we needed to, because, as I think you know, there are enough loopholes in the Dodd-Frank bill, that if we wanted to implement it to its extreme, it would essentially serve as Glass-Steagall, and perhaps we could put our energies elsewhere.
    “But, all of that has now been somewhat put into question, because in the days since I last talked with your representative,

    we’ve been informed by the GOP leadership, that they have plans of their own for the lame duck session. And that they have no intention of waiting for January to get down to their agenda. And this has to do with two very specific threats that have been made.

    “One is, as I think everyone knows—one of the principal tasks that the Congress is going to face when it comes back to Washington, is the passage of a continuing resolution, to keep the government going. And the Republicans have made very clear that they intend to shut down the government, unless the continuing resolution has already built into it, major cuts of a whole variety of programs, including Social Security, Medicare, and various other social programs that we absolutely can not cut in the midst of a depression. What they are saying is, ‘No cuts, no votes. We’ll filibuster.’

    “The other issue that has come up, with similar threats, is the question of unemployment. As I think you know, two weeks before Christmas, extended benefits run out for approximately two million Americans, who right now, are long-term unemployed. And we have been told by the Republicans, that there will be no extension of unemployment benefits unless it’s coupled with approximately $5 billion in cuts that would go into effect immediately. That if the Democrats fail to respond to this, then again, they’ll filibuster.

    “So, we’re now faced with something of a different situation. And I wanted to make sure that you were aware of it. But also, any advice that you have on how to approach this situation would be most welcome.”

    REPLY: The American people are still there. And they’re very angry. Now, if—suppose that the Congress, the Republicans in the Congress, decide to do a filibuster to prevent any remedy on this expiration of unemployment insurance, what do you do with that? Suppose they do that—you take it to the American people. You take it there.

    You say, “These sons of bitches have said this. These sons of bitches have done this. These sons of bitches are threatening this.” Take it to the American people. There’s your constituency. Your constituency is not the members of the Congress. Your constituency is the American citizen. And the American citizen, which has had it, up to here, with these recent sessions of the past ten years of government. They’ve had it up to here.

    You’re going to have a mood. And you’ll find that the constituency of members of Congress still have the power to influence the members of the Congress. Look, you’re staging a fight. But you’re not going to win without staging a fight. You’ve got to have the guts to stage the fight with the intention to win it. You’ve got to let these guys know who’s boss. The American people are the boss, between themselves and the President.

    The first move you have to do, is get this guy impeached! See, if you shrink from that, if you say, “We want this guy out, on the bad things he has done to the population on his bills”—his health care bill, and so forth and so on, you are showing the public what the Congress heretofore has refused to do with this President. So you’ve got to go back and do what you should have done beforehand. And use this against him. Attack him on this.

    So you go for the removal of the President from office. If you don’t go for that as the step which must be taken first, no other step you would take or try, will work. I laid it out very carefully on this. I went through this very carefully. You must first remove this President from the Presidency! Until you do that, you can accomplish nothing on any issue. That’s your problem.

    Until Nero dies, or retires, you’re not going to be able to do anything. You can not let your cowardice on one issue be an excuse, for your failure to face another. If you do not remove this President from office, on legitimate grounds, of his insanity, then you are responsible for everything bad that happens to this country and its people. And you personally are responsible. Maybe for reasons of cowardice. Fine. Cowardice is a good excuse, I suppose. But it’s cowardice, nonetheless.
    Do you want that? Do you want that record? Do you want that image? The image of the coward? The coward who betrayed his country, when he could have acted? There’s nothing you can do, now, without causing the removal of this President from office, now!

    He’s insane. He must be removed. We have the amendment. The amendment means what it says. It’s very carefully crafted. It’s very accurate. The evidence is conclusive. Implement it! Enforce the law! Get him out of there. Otherwise everything else will be a failure.

  107. boy now there is a freudian slip==call him a liar, my fingers slipped and I typed the wrong word, and if anyone confronts me I will swear I never said that.

  108. Perhaps Pelosi does not have the votes after all…maybe its all in her head?

    Democrats pressing Pelosi to step aside

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fresh sign of turmoil among defeated Democrats, a growing number of the rank and file say they won’t support House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a politically symbolic roll call when the new Congress meets in January.

    “The reality is that she is politically toxic,” said Illinois Rep. Mike Quigley, one of several Democrats who are trying to pressure Pelosi to step aside as her party’s leader in the wake of historic election losses to Republicans last week.

    Pelosi startled many Democrats with a quick postelection announcement that she would run for minority leader. She has yet to draw an opponent for the post.

    Party elections are scheduled for next week, although a postponement is possible.

    In the interim, Pelosi’s critics have become more vocal in their efforts to retire her from the party leadership.

    There’s “starting to be a sense that this may not be as much of a done deal as people might have thought,” Rep. Jason Altmire said of Pelosi’s quest to remain the top Democrat.

    “If enough people come out and voice a little discomfort with the idea of her continuing on, maybe she would reconsider,” said the Pennsylvanian, one of a handful of Democrats who said he won’t cast a ceremonial vote for her.

    The election of a party leader occurs behind closed doors. A separate election for speaker to be held on Jan. 5, a few hours after the House convenes for the first time, is a very visible one. One member of each party is typically nominated, and each lawmaker is then called by name to stand and declare a choice. The event is customarily televised live.

    Defections from party discipline are rare in such circumstances, but several Democrats said they would not support Pelosi. They did not specify how they would vote instead.

  109. ohanson
    November 10th, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Mrs Smith,

    Rushed here, and gotta run, but below reply makes sense to me.

    If for the good and safety of the country and in the interests of national security the president needs to be replaced, then, get it done-

  110. wbboei,

    Finally, this is all I can find…

    a review from Amazon for one of his books…

    “Have you ever seen something that looks to go to be real or even wonder how much of a front someone is putting up? Well that’s the case with Dan Hill. His message seems good but meeting him in person was a completely different expereince. For someone that makes his life dealing and reading people you would think that the man would be more responsive and respectfull of people. I have a feeling that this book and person is a completely front.”

  111. When ever I comment on something that really ticks me off, I start out with, “Ain’t it great…”. (As if you didn’t already know) 😉

    Deficit Panel Pushes Cuts
    Plan to Save $3.8 Trillion Targets Medicare, Pentagon, Middle-Class Tax Breaks

    Ain’t it great that now that Baracko has given a free pass and tax payer money for decades to the banks, auto companies, health insurance companies, big pharma, ACORN and a list of other of his payback for stealing the election pals, they now think the answer to fixing the debt for all his spending, golf and vacations around the world…should fall on the backs of those that paid and worked all of their frickin’ lives…Social Security, working class and those needing health care.

    What a freakin’ joke! He is a criminal…get the lawyers fired up.

  112. Shadowfax
    November 10th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    I agree, Shadowfax. Things are moving really fast, now that a new Congress is in place. Things are going to start poppin! Fasten your seat belt; it’s ging to be a bumpy ride! attribution: no truer words spoken by Ms. Bette Davis..

  113. November 10th, 2010 at 3:25 pm


    Representative John Shimkus insists we shouldn’t concerned about the planet being destroyed because God promised Noah it wouldn’t happen again after the great flood.

    John Shimkus: ‘Global warming won’t destroy planet because God promised Noah’ | Mail Online


    Good thing we don’t judge a whole religion by some nuts.

  114. We don’t if the “nuts” in the religion are not blowing people up, making videos of throat-slitting and stoning women for kicks.

  115. Hi JanH-thanks for asking. Feeling so-so and with the demands of civil litigation, 3 kids ages 4 1/2, 14, 17 and 20th wedding anniv. coming up, doing the best I can. Hope all is well with you.

  116. FiredogLake

    Hell, No! Tell President Obama and His Catfood Commission: Hands off Social Security

    Social Security cuts are coming for “virtually every American alive and those yet to be born,” in the words of Eric Kingson, co-chair of the Strengthen Social Security Campaign.

    And for what? Corporate tax cuts.

    Seriously: the co-chairs of President Obama’s deficit commission want to cut Social Security benefits for everyone making more than $25,000 a year. And then cap corporate taxes at just 26%.

    Every member of this commission, every member of Congress, and President Obama himself must reject these insane ideas. We’re starting an emergency petition to President Obama, and his Catfood Commission to take Social Security cuts off the table.

    The proposed cuts to Social Security are so deep, for so many people. This is a direct attack on America’s middle class for the benefit of Corporate America.

    We have an opening to keep Social Security safe. Today’s report consists of the recommendations of the Catfood Commission’s co-chairs, who were appointed by President Obama. You’ll remember one of them: Alan “Social Security is a Milk Cow with 310 Million Tits” Simpson. He’s the guy who also said the Catfood Commission had to cut Social Security to “help the lesser people of society.”

    Simpson’s ideas are so awful, sixteen other members of the Catfood Commission didn’t want to touch it. Problem is, this is the “starting point” for discussions. This will be negotiated, and many of these awful ideas could be in the final proposal.

    We owe our citizens better than a retirement with cat food on the dinner table. That’s why we call it the Catfood Commission: the proposed Social Security cuts to virtually every American would mean far less money in their pockets.

    It’s bad enough to even think about cutting Social Security – but to do it to pay for corporate tax cuts? That’s insane. We need to make sure they hear us loud and clear: hands off of Social Security.

    Click here to sign our petition to President Obama and his Catfood Commission: don’t touch Social Security.

  117. Turndown – When the “few nuts’ BECOME the culture – we judge:


    ” Muslim religious channel in Britain is being censored after allowing presenters on air to condone marital rape and violence toward women, and for calling women who wear perfume in mosques “prostitutes.”

    The U.K. Daily Mail reports that in one program, the host told viewers that it was “not strange” and “not such a big problem” for a man to force his wife to have sex.

    The U.K.’s T.V. watchdog, Ofcom, ruled the Islam Channel breached the broadcasting code in five different programs between May 2008 and October 2009.

    In a program that aired in May 2008, Ofcom says the presenter clearly believes some physical violence is acceptable against women.

    During the program, the presenter stated: “In Islam we have no right to hit the woman in a way that damages her eye or damages her tooth or damages her face or makes her ugly. Maximum what you can do, you can see the pen over here, in my hand, this kind of stick can be used just to make her feel that you are not happy with her,” U.K. Daily Mail reports.

  118. jbstonesfan
    November 10th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Humpf! So-so isn’t good enough, my friend. I hope you feel better soon.

  119. Off to dreamland folks. See ya later. ALWAYS great reading here. Too bad Admin doesn’t get paid for link-clicks like that scum Drudge does!

  120. Watch this, Ratigan, Cenk and Greenwald on SS..

    I say bring it on (on SS).. that is one quick way to detox the morons..

  121. Norma Desmond
    November 10th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Turndown – When the “few nuts’ BECOME the culture – we judge:

    [ quotes excerpts from five programs out of over a year on one channel ]


    Laws in almost every state of a large, ‘highly developed’ nation are much more representative of nuts ‘becoming’ the culture. But still we don’t judge the whole world-wide Christian religion according to them. Thank God.

    A Marriage Evasion statute, at its most basic, allows a state to disregard valid out-of-state marriages where such marriages are “against state policy.” They were popular at the turn of the last century, and intended to prevent minors, divorcees, and mixed-race couples from going to another state with less stringent marriage laws to get hitched and then returning to their home states and demanding recognition. [….]
    So it goes in Colorado (with some really mind boggling language), Delaware (more straightforward, so to speak), Florida, Georgia, Idaho (with an explicit marriage evasion statute), Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, seriously, I’m only on P?!, South Carolina (this one is worth a read), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

    The Mini DOMA, it’s the new Marriage Evasion Statute. But I’ll tell you what, Wisconsin really takes the wedding cake.

    Let’s say you live in Wisconsin and you go to Massachusetts to get married. (Although Iowa’s probably geographically closer, but the east coast is so nice this time of year.) So you get married. Congratulations. And then you head back home knowing full well that you’re marriage won’t be recognized. But what you don’t know is that under 765.30(1)(a) of the Wisconsin code, “Any person residing and intending to continue to reside in this state who goes outside the state and there contracts a marriage prohibited or declared void under the laws of this state” — and that means, you, gay couple who just got married — can be fined up to $10,000 or imprisoned for up to 9 months, or both.

    [ Woof, suddenly lots to catch up on here, just today. And I was way behind already. ]

  122. Faint damns here:

    The bigger truth is that, ironically enough for a former, caring, grassroots community organizer, Obama thinks his feelings more than he feels them. He can feel free to take the high road in life, but frankly the vast majority of us—and really all of us—live on the low road where our emotions, not reason, drive our decisions and behavior, including how we vote on Election Day.
    The president had better find some way to get viscerally in touch with voters, and quickly, because in 2012 he won’t be able to campaign on hope. Instead, he’s got to convince voters through results and the ability to, in so many words, indicate that he “feels their pain.”


    Why does Hill claim Obama was ever a ‘caring’ Community Organizer? Does he think that’s a requirement for the job? The job consists of bullying officials, Alinsky treatment: isolate, ridicule, etc. In theory a person might bully officials because he cared about the people — but where’s any evidence Obama did? He sure didn’t care about Alice Palmer of all the people she had been helping.

  123. Contd.

    Why does Hill claim Obama was ever a ‘caring’ Community Organizer? Does he think that’s a requirement for the job?

    I used to have a site with a lot of stuff from a real communithy organizer saying the job was not warm fuzzy organizing positive events, but bullying officials etc. That was at ClintonDems which later went archive only, but I could dig for it if anyone wants to use it.

  124. Nancy Pelosi reminds you alot of the fictional character Miss Havisham in Charles Dickens’ novel Great Expectations. Swindled by her fancy man–Barack Insane Obama, and abandoned at the alter she sits around for the rest of her days like a skeleton with moving eyes in the tattered remains of her wedding dress in a gloomy room of a decaying mansion with only a cellar full of Grey Goose secreted from the storage compartment of her government 727 to entertain her. She is blamed for the party’s staggering losses which she caused and never really believe would happen and all she can do now is try to turn chicken shit into chicken salad as she extols the dubious virtues of the treasonous legislation she passed to the detriment of all concerned.

  125. Sarah Palin’s new philosophy on life taken from a comment that her daughter Bristol made to her: “Mom, no matter what I do, I’m going to be criticized, so I might as well go dance”. Bravo!

  126. Moulitsas and Huffington are like Øbama. They cannot be trusted. They cannot be trusted by their friends. They cannot be trusted by their enemies. They cannot be trusted by anyone.

  127. I honestly feel that global warming caused by man is a fraud. Man is obviously causing pollution, but the change in climate, I doubt that very much.

  128. Sarah Palin’s new philosophy on life taken from a comment that her daughter Bristol made to her: “Mom, no matter what I do, I’m going to be criticized, so I might as well go dance”. Bravo!


    Ooh, very good! That sounds like Hillary’s attitude too.

  129. From the admin’s Fat Duck link above:

    Finally, the Times relates a story from one of Obama’s boyhood friends that some might say presaged the future.

    One time, recalled the elder son, Slamet Januadi, now 52, Mr. Obama asked a group of boys whether they wanted to grow up to be president, a soldier or a businessman. A president would own nothing while a soldier would possess weapons and a businessmen would have money, the young Obama explained.
    Mr. Januadi and his younger brother, both of whom later joined the Indonesian military, said they wanted to become soldiers. Another boy, a future banker, said he would become a businessman.
    “Then Barry said he would become president and order the soldier to guard him and the businessman to use his money to build him something,” Mr. Januadi said. “We told him, ‘You cheated. You didn’t give us those details.’ ”
    “But we all became what we said we would,” he said

    Good grief! Øbama is so creepy.

  130. turndownobama
    November 11th, 2010 at 12:45 am

    That’s what I thought, too. Hillary keeps on going not matter what.

  131. Nomobama,
    I think that has been Hillary’s philosophy since 1992′. Palin is smart and so are her children. The haters are always going to criticize, it somehow makes them feel better about themselves.

  132. I think Glenn Beck owes us some money….he is not saying a thing that we didn’t dig up and Wbboei wrote about!

    Fear mongering is going full steam….until the rioting starts these people aren’t going to be satified.

  133. Glenn Beck is taking down Hillary with his expose on Soros…the first segment has Hillary praising Soros….of coarse there’s no telling how old that film was. That is what he is doing though. I am so disgusted with politics.

  134. Useless…..but i thought he was a God to foreigners

    Where’s the Beef? President Obama Comes Up Short on South Korean Trade Agreement

    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA — President Obama and his trade negotiators failed to convince their South Korean counterparts to expand market access for American automobiles and beef Thursday, sinking hopes that President Obama would leave Seoul with the free trade agreement his administration has pursued so vigorously.

    President Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak acknowledged the bottleneck at a joint press conference. Both leaders tried to spin the impasse.

    President Lee said that he and President Obama have agreed to give South Korean trade minister Kim Jong-hoon and US Trade Representative Ron Kirk “more time so that they can finalize the technical issues. And President Obama and I will continue to work together so that we can have a mutually acceptable agreement at the earliest possible date.”

    After meeting with President Lee in June, President Obama seemed to hope the agreement would be close to done by now – which, sources said, it is not. “I want to make sure that everything is lined up properly by the time that I visit Korea in November,” President Obama said then. “And then in the few months that follow that, I intend to present it to Congress.”

    The president’s ability to keep that timeline seems to be questionable.

  135. White House Gives In On Bush Tax Cuts – folded like a cheap suit. Lefties going mental. This will be fun to watch the hopium baloon deflate.

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s top adviser suggested to The Huffington Post late Wednesday that the administration is ready to accept an across-the-board continuation of steep Bush-era tax cuts, including those for the wealthiest taxpayers.

    That appears to be the only way, said David Axelrod, that middle-class taxpayers can keep their tax cuts, given the legislative and political realities facing Obama in the aftermath of last week’s electoral defeat.

    “We have to deal with the world as we find it,” Axelrod said during an unusually candid and reflective 90-minute interview in his office, steps away from the Oval Office. “The world of what it takes to get this done.”

    “There are concerns,” he added, that Congress will continue to kick the can down the road in the future by passing temporary extensions for the wealthy time and time again. “But I don’t want to trade away security for the middle class in order to make that point.”

    It has been widely assumed that the president would have to accept an across-the-board deal of some kind, but Axelrod’s remarks were the first public confirmation of that fact — and by a figure regarded as closer to Obama than any other White House staffer.

    Also dealing “with the world as we find it,” Axelrod declined repeatedly to comment on any of the controversial debt-reduction measures suggested by the chairs of the president’s own commission — even those, such as raising the Social Security retirement age, that go against Obama campaign pledges and strike at the heart of Democratic constituencies.

    He said that the White House would wait until the commission made its final recommendations on Dec. 1 before adding, “the president’s commitments haven’t changed.”

    read on……………

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