It’s A Pink World – Hillary Clinton 2012

Another Obama promise broken today. We’ll give Michelle Malkin gloating rights on the Third Bush Term:

“Buzz out of Washington this morning is that the Obama administration has signaled it will end efforts to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in a civilian trial and instead will use the Gitmo military tribunal system pursued by, yes, George W. Bush.”

Male Republican/conservative HotAir chortles, “The Obama administration finally surrendered to political and military reality today.” Didn’t Obama say for years that Guantanamo had to be closed because it was a horror pit that made America evil? Well, never mind those promises. And it bears repeating that as we have written many times before, not a single fact changed from the time Obama made his promises to today.

Add to those broken promises on Guantanamo and military trials the rising tsunami of Obama health scam waivers which have yet to swamp the shore. The waivers will continue to come in waves because Obama and his Obama Obamination party know that “A vote for health reform reduced election margins by six to eight percent for Democratic members of Congress in the 2010 midterm elections, according to a new study by two political scientists to be unveiled this weekend in Chicago.”

Things are so bad that crazy stories are emerging that Big Media might actually decide to report, not distort, in 2012. In an interview with Howard Kurtz Politico’s Roger Simon said “The bloom isn’t entirely off the rose between Obama and the press, but reporters are starting to concentrate more than ever on what he says rather than how he says it.” Don’t bet on it. Politico will soon be mainlining syringes filled with Hopium into corroded veins.

Barack Obama on military trials and Guantanamo is not alone is doing a back flip 180 degree turn. Saturday’s The Hill article trumpeting the turn of the tide on economic issues in favor of Obama Dimocrats is today 180ed by The Hill:

“A plurality of likely voters believes Republicans have been more reasonable than Democrats in the negotiations over spending cuts.

A new poll conducted for The Hill showed 41 percent polled said the GOP had been “more reasonable,” while 29 percent said Democrats had been more sensible. Twenty-two percent said neither party was more reasonable than the other, and 7 percent were not sure.”

Little wonder then that both Michelle Malkin and HotAir both feature this Emily/Gilda Youtube moment:



Into this stinking stew Barack Obama has thrown his empty hat. Prepare for a gag reflex as we bring you the video designed to appeal to the gullible and, gulp, bitter clingers:



Andrew Malcolm displays bad manners by telling the truth as he compares the video to a DeVry commercial:





The equally bad mannered blokes at HotAir are yelling something about an Emperor who struts naked:

“The Obama 2012 team released its first web ad this morning, but other than a couple of long-distance clips, Obama himself is nowhere to be seen. Equally absent — any hint of issues or claims of accomplishments

How much trouble does O-12 face? They couldn’t even find enough enthusiastic people to fill out a commercial. In 2008, it was all about the passion, and yet only one person even mentions this, and only to say that Obama’s too busy to work that magic again. One of the last voices we hear in the ad comes from a North Carolina man who admits that he doesn’t agree with Obama on “everything,” but that he “respects” Obama. Yes, that’s the kind of momentum one longs to see at the start of a presidential campaign.”

Where’s the HOPE? Where’s the CHANGE?

Naughty Bill Clinton in an interview on Good Morning America diluted a warning to Republicans with a batch of ‘maybe’s’. Then Bill Clinton lowered the boom:

“A government shutdown might not have a “traumatic” effect on the economy, former President Bill Clinton said Monday.

Clinton, who faced a shutdown during his 1995 budget negotiations with congressional Republicans, said he wasn’t sure whether President Obama was giving too much ground to the GOP in current negotiations, but suggested that a shutdown could backfire against Republicans, much as it did in the ’90s.

It will not have the traumatic effect it probably had last time,” Clinton said during an appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” He said changes had been made to the system that would ease the hardships brought about by a shutdown. [snip]

It is unclear which party would suffer the most this year if there is a shutdown.”

Bill, your comments are not helping Obama. You know that don’t you? Naughty boy.

Uppity Women ask, Where is the dag-blasted HOPE and CHANGE? Where are those darn Celestial Choirs of unity?

John Phillipsof Talk Radio 790 KABC has an idea and some reality to offer:

“If Hillary Clinton’s primary voters and President Obama had their relationship status listed on their Facebook pages, it would change from “Married” to “It’s complicated.”

To be fair, Hillary voters never fell in love with Obama, they just fell in line. Their relationship is less like a Julia Roberts chick flick and more like a Bengali arranged marriage.

Because of their arrangement, Hillary-loving Obama voters are quick to jump ship whenever Mr. Hope-and-Change looks like he’s getting played again by his political opponents, is in over his head or is dissing their girl.

Despite Obama’s anti-climactic campaign announcement just now, according to all the recent polls, Hillary voters aren’t only jumping ship –- they’re taking their fins, snorkels and pina coladas with them.”

Many Hillary Clinton voters, desperate for a change from George W. Bush swallowed the poisonous Hopium and hoped for the best in 2008. Maybe those who strayed from pink paths know better now:

“A new Quinnipiac University poll shows President Obama’s approval rating at….
…a pathetic 42% –- down four points from early March. The American public isn’t impressed with his handling of the crisis in Libya either -– with 47% of the public against the war and 58% of registered voters saying the president has not clearly stated U.S. goals for the mission.

These numbers are bad –- really bad –- CNN prime time ratings bad.

To put them into context, according to Gallup, 76% of Americans supported military action against Iraq in 2003, 90% gave the A-OK for strikes against Afghanistan in 2001, and 65% approved of putting boots on the ground in Somalia in 1993.

It’s also important to state that this isn’t part of a “throw all the bums out” mood directed at Washington.

The approval numbers for Hillary are nearing an all-time high –- with Gallup showing 66% of Americans giving “Hill the Thrill” a big thumbs up –- up from 61% in July.”

To quote from Pope John Paul II when he addressed the natives of Papua New Guinea in their pigeon English: “Me likum you.” Me likum you Hillary.

NObama 2008, NObama 2012, NObama forever:

“This leads to the questions: Why are one out of three Hillary lovers giving Obama bad marks? Will they stick with him in November 2012?

And, most importantly, if she senses enough blood in the water, will Hillary quit the administration and launch a primary bid against Obama?

Check out the Phillips article. There are some great Hillary 2012 campaign buttons all ready to go posted. There’s also the ad that is true and ready to recycle:



“Hill-rage at Obama

Hillary Clinton’s big selling point during the 2008 Democratic primaries was that she was an experienced hand who’s been around the block a few times…not like how her husband has been around the block…but, you get the point.

Then-Sen. Clinton’s “3 AM Phone Call” ad drove that point home. The 30-second TV spot raised the possibility of a future world crisis and asked voters who they would want in the White House making the big decisions if all hell broke loose.

Hillary voters ate it up with a spoon –- deciding that an awakened and enraged Clinton with cold cream on her face and curlers in her hair is far scarier to third-world despots than an ex-Illinois state senator.

The military action in Libya is Team Hillary’s ‘I told you so’ moment…with Hillary serving as the realistic, aggressive war hawk and Obama being a not-ready-for-prime-time waffler.

This frustration was expressed by a Clinton insider in the British newspaper The Daily, who said, “Obviously, she’s not happy with dealing with a president who can’t decide if today is Tuesday or Wednesday, who can’t make his mind up…it’s like playing sports with a bunch of amateurs. And she doesn’t have any power. She’s trying to do what she can to keep things from imploding.”

This may not be a vote of no confidence…but at a minimum, it’s voting ‘present.'”

NObama then, NObama now, NObama forever:

Hill today, gone tomorrow

Hillary voters weren’t swooned by Obama in the 2008 Democratic primaries and many are abandoning him in public opinion surveys today. But are they mad enough to ride the elephant in 2012?

Get out the saddle, because that’s exactly what they did in 2010.

In the midterm elections, while it’s true the Democrats were routed everywhere, they got especially creamed in states where Hillary did well. In House races, the Democrats lost four seats in Florida, six in New York, five in Ohio, four in Pennsylvania and three in Texas –- all states Hillary carried in the 2008 Democratic primaries.

Meanwhile, the Democrats strengthened their hand in places that went heavily for Obama in 2008 –- with pickups in Hawaii, Delaware and the MSNBC prime-time lineup.

The lesson: Hillary voters aren’t only willing to pull the plug on their fellow Democrats -– they’re willing to yank it like they’re starting a lawn mower.

It’s time to cut the grass. There’s an ass that needs kicking too:

“What the Hill? Hillary in 2012?

While it’s true the Clintons are ambitious people, they’ve never been known to go on suicide missions -– those are for terrorists and hotel chains willing to rent rooms to Charlie Sheen.

Despite her contemporary denials, Hillary would only throw her hat in the ring if she thought she had a better than even chance at moving back into the White House. Obama is looking weak, but not weak enough to justify a primary challenge…yet.

If Libya turns into a full blown disaster…resulting in billions of dollars wasted, boots on the ground and abysmal public opinion numbers, my money is on Hillary resigning her post as secretary of State and jumping in the 2012 primary.

She can even rerun the “3 AM Phone Call” ad…with the tagline ‘See, I told you so.'”

Robert Shrum, had this to say on the last day of March:

April is the unforgiving month that will make or break the Obama presidency. It will be a fitting climacteric for a half-term in power that has been an unremitting succession of crises. This month, from Moammar Gadhafi to the U.S. Capitol, Barack Obama will have to master events or see his credibility — and America’s — degraded, and his political future — and his party’s — imperiled.

It’s too late Bob. Time for the “A” Team.



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  1. Well said admin.

    “The lesson: Hillary voters aren’t only willing to pull the plug on their fellow Democrats -– they’re willing to yank it like they’re starting a lawn mower.“

    —————
    Exactly.

  2. Late-night’s best: Harry Houdini, Hillary Clinton, and Kenya speaks out on Obama’s birthplace

    April 4, 2011

    Letterman: So now the CIA is arming the Libyan rebels. Great! You know what that means? In 10 years we’ll be fighting THEM.

    Fallon: Big show biz news: TLC will air new episodes of ‘Kate Plus 8’ starting this week. And they’re going to KEEP airing them until Kadafi steps down.

    Fallon: President Obama says the U.S. has ‘clear and focused’ goals in Libya. Says he will share those goals with us as soon as Hillary shares them with him.

    Conan: President Obama reportedly scheduled his speech on Libya so it would not interfere with “Dancing With the Stars.” So as of now the Obama policy is: “Willing to embroil us in a third war, but not willing to interrupt the Karate Kid’s Macarena.”

    Fallon: Yes, Obama’s Libya speech was timed to avoid DWTS. That’s ridiculous. It’s a major historical event that affects millions. I can’t believe that show was nearly interrupted by Obama’s speech.

    Leno: So, finally President Obama addressed the nation on Libya. This changes his previous policy on Libya, which was “don’t ask, don’t tell.’

    Leno: I love this part: Instead of calling our mission in Libya a war, the White House is calling it “a kinetic military action.” Which sounds better than “potential endless quagmire.”

    Letterman: Speaking of Libya, Obama says we’re staying only a short time and then leaving. Yeah, that’s what my relatives always say.

    Conan: Al Qaeda magazine’s spring issue profiles Libya’s Kadafi. It also features a piece on women’s fitness called, “Death to Cottage-Cheese Thighs!”

    Leno: No opening day baseball pitches for President Obama this year. Unless you count that curveball he threw us on Libya.

    SNL: Sure hope Kadafi has learned his lesson. If you don’t relinquish power, we will bomb you for two weeks. Every 27 years. Like clockwork.

    Leno: President Obama called Joe Biden into the Oval Office Friday to ask for his advice on Libya. Joe sat down. Obama said, “April Fools!”

    Fallon: President Obama’s approval rating hits all-time low 42%. To put that in context, that escaped Bronz Zoo cobra has an approval rating of 43%.

    Letterman: So this Moussa Koussa guy defects from Kadafi’s regime. Been with Kadafi for 30 years. Yeh, he started in the mail bomb room.

    Leno: President Obama’s approval rating is now at a new all-time low. In fact, it’s so low that Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the United States.

    Letterman: So far the Libyan operation has cost Americans $1 billion. A billion bucks. Whoo! That’s Mrs. Tiger Woods money.

    Fallon: A reporter in Florida says he was forced into a closet by Joe Biden’s staff to keep him from talking to guests at another fundraiser. The guy said it wouldn’t have been so bad, if Biden wasn’t already in there for the same reason.

    Conan: Maine Republicans are trying to relax child labor law to allow younger kids to work more. That explains Maine’s new license plate motto: “Back to work, Timmy.”

    Conan: A new company promises guys a pretend Facebook girlfriend for others to see. Another engineering triumph from the folks at Sadtronics.

    Fallon: The Census Bureau says that 50 million Hispanic people now live in the U.S. You know what that means -– 800 million Hispanic people now live in the U.S.

    Leno: Another Harvard survey says 55% of college students still approve of President Obama’s job performance. That will probably change the minute they graduate and try to find a job.

    Fallon: Some sad news, you guys. The pizza chain ‘Sbarro’s’ is filing for bankruptcy. I’m sorry, Sbankruptcy.

    Conan: Los Angeles holds a meeting to debate if building a 100,000 seat NFL stadium in the middle of downtown would make traffic worse. The meeting lasted nine seconds.

    Letterman: So Denny’s has a new dessert item: A chocolate sundae topped with smoked bacon bits. All part of Michelle Obama’s national healthy diet program.

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2011/04/obama-kenya-birth-certificate-gadaffy-kadafi-libya-biden-hillary-clinton.html

  3. And Holder’s 180 on KSM is more bad news for BO. repost;

    Holder does a 180 on the KSM trial in a presser. Man, he is PO’d that the congress obstructed his plan.

    Whiny SOB just like his POS boss.

    ‘Unfair and unfounded criticisms. Many who know better expressed doubts. It was misguided and wrong to criticize my conclusion.’

    What a frigging idiot!
    ‘Let me be clear, our national security demands prosecuting terrorists in courts.’

    Ohhhhhh. poor baby. The congress insults him and his people for not rolling over and playing dead for his tactics.

    ‘Sadly, case marked by needless controversy.’

    Just like his boss, he accepts blame for nothing and calls it scoring political points.

    I can’t wait until he, Jarrett, Rice, Jackson, the sturgeon general and the whole Bo club is out.

  4. BTW,

    This from Simon made me gag.

    “We will stipulate that he’s the greatest orator of modern times, but now we’re looking beyond that in every speech for what he’s actually telling us.”

    WTF is wrong with those jackstraps? I have never found him to be a “great orator.” As a matter of fact, listening to him is like nails on a chalkboard. He is such a hollow man with a hollow voice and a hollow heart.

  5. basil,

    Shouldn’t his teleprompter be receiving that title? I mean bambi could just stay home and the same message would be delivered…nothing.

  6. Agreed.

    These LSM types are like teenage girls with a crush. It is disgusting for grown men to make such idiotic statements. How can anyone take seriously anything they say? It shows such a lack of judgment, such naivete, such foolishness.

  7. Fallon: President Obama says the U.S. has ‘clear and focused’ goals in Libya. Says he will share those goals with us as soon as Hillary shares them with him.

    Sounds about right.

  8. Prepare for a gag reflex as we bring you the video designed to appeal to the gullible and, gulp, bitter clingers:

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    Is this the caliber of people that will represent the ‘new and improved’ Barry campaign? Not big thinkers, not the well informed. Bring out Acorn, the jailbirds and the under-legal-age voters to add to the few unicorn herders.

    If this ad is the best he can do, he is done!

  9. Like moonopluto, I still can’t believe how braindead the new BO crew is to use the acronym WTF for their campaign when everyone knows it stands for What the F**k.

  10. votermom,

    It is a completely boring, irrelevant, bland ad.

    I’m beginning to hope that BO’s accomplishment deficit will come back to bite him on the butt. He has done NOTHING good for the country and the ad doesn’t herald his achievements. It’s just a couple of obots speaking about how much they love the one – for no reason.

  11. At least Harold realized he was wrong and redeemed himself at the end. I have no such hope for BO.

    Like Holder, today, he thinks he’s right about everything.

  12. basil9

    obots speaking about how much they love the one – for no reason.

    ———-

    They have no REASON to admire him, that’s where the HOPE comes in.

    Little crushes, little thinking going on…

    I just want to rush up to that gray haired man in the video and punch him in the kisser for being so stupid at his age.

  13. basil, I could not see the comments on my work computer but now on my home computer I see the comments (on the national journal Mark Ambinder article). What did they do? I am really pissed.

  14. Ya gotta love Drudge story-link headlines sometimes….

    “USA pushing for removal of president… “

  15. Basil, no the best one is the one they are using today in the re-election ads….

    Are you in…….

    Now you could read it that way, i prefer to read it as

    R U IN…….RUIN?

    There election ad agency they hired must be Hillary voters.

  16. By the look of the media today, i’d say no one gives a flying feck that Obama has announced re-election, its like, yeah ok, whatever, no trumpets, no enthusiasm.

  17. By the look of the media today, i’d say no one gives a flying feck that Obama has announced re-election, its like, yeah ok, whatever, no trumpets, no enthusias
    ——————————-
    Gone is the romance
    That was so sublime
    Its broken and cannot be ended
    He will goes his way
    And they will go theirs
    Now that the love dream has ended

    Let’s hope

  18. The BILLION DOLLAR PRESIDENCY…

    …that should tell the PINOS all they need to know…do they think O’s going to get that from small donations from people who have lost their homes and lost their jobs since O took over? hardly…

    so much for the democratic party that cared so much for campaign finance reform…O had demolished any chance of that in our lifetime…what a bunch of crooks…

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

    btw…my intuition tells me that the O camp definitely monitors this website…

  19. Moon

    i’d say no one gives a flying feck that Obama has announced re-election, its like, yeah ok, whatever…

    ——-

    😆

  20. btw…my intuition tells me that the O camp definitely monitors this website…

    ——

    I can only hope so, then he knows we have not shut up and sat down and we still are ready for Madam President Hillary Rodham Clinton to be OUR President.

  21. Move over, President Obama. You may have won the hearts of the electorate in 2008, but your former primary opponent is stealing them back.

    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s approval rating has reached 66 percent, her highest during Obama’s term and second-highest of all time, according to Gallup. She handily beats other top members of the administration, including Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who clock in at 54 percent, 46 percent, and 52 percent, respectively.

    Clinton’s highest rating ever, 67 percent, came just after her husband was impeached amidst the Monica Lewinsky scandal. After her entry into politics as a New York senator, Clinton’s approval rating dropped into the 40s. Throughout her term and the 2008 election, her approval hovered between the mid-40s and mid-50s, and then began a steady rise.

    In January 2009, just prior to Obama’s inauguration, she reached 65 percent approval. Since then, her rating has remained in the 60s, peaking at 66 percent in the latest poll.

    She is also a much less polarizing figure in the administration than she has been in the past, drawing 40 percent approval among Republicans, 62 percent among independents, and 92 percent from Democrats.

    As Gallup notes, the position she occupies is a likely factor in her popularity. Recent secretaries of State have also enjoyed high approval ratings. But she still may not be able to parlay her popularity into the presidency if she decides to seek office in 2016. “While Clinton’s broad appeal would seem an auspicious foundation for seeking the White House, the presidential track record of secretaries of state is not-the last time a former secretary of state won the presidency was James Buchanan in 1856,” writes Gallup’s Lydia Saad.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_exclusive/20110331/pl_yblog_exclusive/ms-popular-clinton-tops-obama-others-in-administration

  22. (CNN) — Eman al-Obeidy, the woman who said she was raped by forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, spent 72 hours under interrogation after being dragged away from the Tripoli hotel where she tried to tell journalists of her alleged abuse, she told CNN by telephone Monday.

    Interrogators poured water on her face and threw food at her during the relentless questioning, which ended only after she was examined by a doctor to prove she had been raped, she told CNN’s “AC360.”

    “And when the test came it verified that I was raped and tortured, and then I was freed,” she said, speaking by telephone through a translator.

    Al-Obeidy said that in contrast with the brutality she endured at the hands of Gadhafi loyalists, her treatment after being taken from the hotel was more abusive psychologically than it was physically.

    But she said the public statements from a state TV anchor and government officials, who initially called her mentally ill, drunk and a prostitute, have ruined her reputation.

    Al-Obeidy said people laugh at her now and that her spirits and morale are low. She said she has nightmares.

  23. S of course they do, its also entirely possible we may have spy or two amongst us.

    So we have a message for Barack and his spies though …we are not letting up on you, we will rain hell on you come 2012, we are going to take your record (for all there is of it) and batter you round the head with it 24/7. You got that. we have our own Union here, The Pinksters.

    signed yours lovingly

    The Pinksters.

  24. …and O cannot count on Florida this time around…frankly, if Trump jumps in (if Hill does not) then T may give O a go for his billion dollars in New York…

    …that would really be the final death knoll for the dims to lose NY thanks to O…

  25. Not that I give a hoot about Beck, but even he is talking about this article and thinking Hillary will primary the boyKing…

    Beck: Hillary Will Primary Obama

  26. moononpluto
    April 4th, 2011 at 6:56 pm
    Shadowfax, i said that lovingly with a 2×4.
    _________________

    I thought I saw (2) 2x4s- One in each hand-

    getting them comin’ and goin’!

  27. Mrs. Smith
    April 4th, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Move over, President Obama. You may have won the hearts of the electorate in 2008, but your former primary opponent is stealing them back.

    Sorry to be so picky but: Move over, President Obama. You may have -STOLEN – the hearts of the electorate in 2008, but your former primary opponent is – WINNING -them back.

  28. Tell me about it, me and the husband, who as you know is Indian, watched this, tense would not be the word, what a great match it was.

  29. RUIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Perfect!

    That’s the only thing he’s good at.

    R U In.

    I’m in the Pinkster Union.

  30. Comments on this article went from 170+ down to 5 and now up to 21.. All of them have consistently been anti-Obama..no registration needed if you want to comment. I am surprised at the lack of enthusiasm and even the blogger boys are not spinning it.
    ___________________________________

    Wow, back down to four comments, and three of them are “place your comment here”.

  31. well, it didn’t take them long to delete my comment (at the national journal article).. cowards.

  32. Thanks, basil! I am less of cricket fan than may be moon is, 😉 but it feels good to see them have fun.

  33. I am no Beck fan, Shadowfax, but I found this bizarre. (couldn’t get the link to work).
    I think HRC’s name is brought up to drum up ratings, sell, newspapers, etc. Let’s face it, the media would love to have HRC to kick around again. Fothermuckers.

    “Glenn Beck hummed the theme song to “Jaws” as he suggested that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton smells blood in the water and predicted that she will “reluctantly get into the race for 2012.” Beck’s theory did not come completely out of nowhere, since today the LA Times published an op-ed titled Why Hillary Clinton Must Run In 2012. Beck thought this piece was just the beginning of the drumbeat to get Hillary to run, yet Beck’s radio crew remained highly skeptical.

    Even though Obama’s poll numbers remain above 40% now, Beck’s crystal ball hints that Obama’s numbers will continue to drop because “May is going to be the beginning of the banking crisis again.” As a result, Beck sees revolutionaries taking to the street to cause unrest that will “tear us apart.” Soon after such turmoil, Beck predicts Hillary will receive a call from George Soros who will stoically say, “Hillary, it is time now for you to run.”

  34. pm317,

    I don’t understand the game (as is the case with me for most sports) but the Indian fans are having a blast.

    Good for them.

  35. I went to the NR site and it’s down to 9 comments. Maybe an obot or two is flagging them?

    The comments are consistently negative.

  36. We were walking around the tidal basin looking at the cherry blossoms on Sunday and stopped at the refreshments kiosk for a soda. A young skateboarder went around the crowd shouting CIA did 9/11 and then standing in the line behind me this woman in a head scarf who was there with her husband and a child starts applauding him.

  37. admin
    April 4th, 2011 at 5:11 pm
    ———————
    Professor Harold Hill had a problem with his college records too.

  38. wbboei
    April 4th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    admin
    April 4th, 2011 at 5:11 pm
    ———–

    Wow, that link took me back in time. basil, I see you there. Where is Idunn? wonder if she lurks around now or people move on unlike some of us, 🙂

  39. PM – I was just thinking about Idunn yesterday. Remember the NAFTA crazy day? When Obama LIED TO AMERICANS about his NAFTA stance and we flushed him out AND it made the news!

    YEA!

  40. Leno: President Obama’s approval rating is now at a new all-time low. In fact, it’s so low that Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the United States.

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

    LOL!

  41. My friend Bill is stoking the embers keeping the fire under Obama HOT!
    ____________________

    admin an interview with BC is at the link:

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/bill-clinton-birther-claim-ludicrous-us-arm-libyas/story?id=13288554

    EXCLUSIVE: Bill Clinton Calls ‘Birther’ Doubts About Obama’s Citizenship ‘Ludicrous’

    ABC News 04/04/2011

    Continuing outcry by “birthers” — a small but vocal movement which questions whether President Barack Obama was actually born on U.S. soil — could possibly end up hurting the Republican party, former President Bill Clinton said in an exclusive interview with ABC News.

    A recent poll indicates that 51 percent of Republicans who will vote in the 2012 presidential elections don’t believe Obama was born in the United States. Obama — who is expected to announce his re-election campaign today — so far has done little to fight back against the erroneous claims, but Clinton thinks that will change.

    “I think he will fight back,” the former president said, “but I think one of the elementary rules of combat is you don’t want to get in your opponent’s way if he’s shooting himself in the foot ….”

    Clinton on Birther Claim: ‘Everyone Knows It’s Ludicrous’

    (what Bill? We can’t hear you. LOUDER!)

    He pointed out that “a very different America” tended to show up to a presidential election than to a Congressional one.

    “The economy will be better,” he said, speaking of the next presidential election. “If I were them, I’d be really careful riding that birther horse too much. Everyone knows it’s ludicrous.”

    The former president was speaking in an exclusive interview to Weekend “Good Morning America” anchor Bianna Golodryga Sunday in San Diego. The interview touched on the U.S. economy, obesity and the civil war in Libya.

    Clinton said he believed the U.S. should consider arming the rebels who were fighting against Libyan leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi.

    “I think that for the United States to be on the side of this freedom movement without implying that we have either interest or the capacity to send armed forces on the ground and to do everything is a good thing,” Clinton said.

    Speaking about what the scope of the U.S.’s role should be regarding intervention in Libya — given that it gets relatively little oil from that country compared with some European nations which get far more, Clinton said he took “a broader view” of America’s national interests.
    “I think we’re trying to build a world in which people resolve their differences in non-violent ways,” he said. “And we’re trying to build a world where no ruler can cavalierly kill its unarmed civilians.”

    The uprising in Libya started in February during a wave of social and political unrest in the Middle East. Fighting has escalated in key cities all across the country, but the rebels have found themselves outgunned by Gadhafi’s forces, which are better equipped. Gadhafi’s troops have been brutal.

  42. “Leno: President Obama’s approval rating is now at a new all-time low. In fact, it’s so low that Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the United States.”
    ____________________

    Hillarious! 🙂

  43. Absent Trump running, there is not one potential candidate that can beat Obama…The economy, as President Clinton states, will get better which is the most important issue to voters. Also, with a billion dollar war chest, a likely repeat of the huge African American and under age 30 voter turnout, I just can’t see any real chances of him being defeated. The fact that big donors are now coming back into the fold also bodes well for him. I do not expect it to even be a close election.

  44. jbstonesfan
    April 4th, 2011 at 10:53 pm
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    Let us join the cult and HOPE for CHANGE this time, 😉

  45. for what it’s worth…caught a bit of o’rielly and bernie goldberg states that he has it from very good sources today that Trump is ‘in’ and going to run…as in “are you in” (heh, heh!)

    if Trump gets in he can sell that he knows how to create jobs…Trump’s latest appearences and his hosting on The Apprentice project him as yes, a big ego, but also approachable, likeable, funny…and a good listener as well as bombastic…

    He is a walking example of a doer…he gets things done…on last night’s Apprentice with his tattered B or C list cast…he gave them a project where they all drew some amateur art and pulled in about $ one and half million dollars in about 2 days…true, charity/celebrity contributions made it happen…but the point is, T is capable of creating ‘out of the box’ possibilities…and O is so completely boring next to him…

    I am wishing for Hill…but T is probably the most realistic option out there…

  46. Is the under 30 vote and black vote enough to get Obama reelected? I thought that he attracted large numbers of independent voters in 2008 and that was the key to victory. Those voters have left him in droves.

    Also, the economy may or may not improve but even if it does improve (which may be just a small amount–it’s not likely to improve to the booming 90’s by Nov. 2012) Obama has the rest of his record to defend. I don’t think it will be a cakewalk even with the money he has–it’s a different time than ’08 with more worries on the horizon and four years of watching Obama in action..

    If the Republicans sit this one out by not running a viable candidate or fighting aggressively then I think he will indeed be reelected…

    just my two cents….

  47. Absent Trump running, there is not one potential candidate that can beat Obama…The economy, as President Clinton states, will get better which is the most important issue to voters. Also, with a billion dollar war chest, a likely repeat of the huge African American and under age 30 voter turnout, I just can’t see any real chances of him being defeated. The fact that big donors are now coming back into the fold also bodes well for him. I do not expect it to even be a close election.
    ——————————
    With massive inflation about to hit, no sustainable improvement in the economy, states on the verge of bankruptcy, these wars etc it is hard for me to see how things are getting better. This is orthodoxy now among bots and big media, but I for one do not buy it for a minute. I do think that among Republicans, Trump would be the strongest candidate.

  48. jbstonesfan
    April 4th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Bill Clinton knows millions of people think what Trump is asking. He also knows, anyone asking about Obama’s bithright is quickly silenced. He also knows, Trump will stand up to Obama on the birth certificate question until he gets an answer.

    Obama has met his match in Donald Trump-

    The entire article I posted w/BC also comes with a video- An interview by George Steph- with Bill Clinton is ALL done tongue in cheek.

    Of course, the economy won’t comeback; not while Obama is president. The only way the economy will comeback is if Obama is replaced one way or another.

    If you want to hear what AAs have to say about Obama, look at admin’s last video posted in the original post-that video is a real indicator of how sick and tired the AAs are of defending Obama.. Obama is not going to have the suport he had once upon a time in 08′.. it will never happen-

    If you view the video in my link- the “tell” is the very last thing Bill says-: “In war when the opposition is doing everything wrong is when you DON’T Fight… you let him go and continue shooting himself in the foot”… (he’s talking about Obama!)

  49. admin; what a another great post.

    “It is unclear which party would suffer the most this year if there is a shutdown.””

    Well, I’m just one voter, I was still a loyal dem back in the 90’s, I for one absolutely 100% blamed repubs for that one.

    This time, if there is a partial shutdown to save money, I will give credit to the repubs, and absolutely 100% blame the damn dems, especially the Chuckster “extreme” Schumer.

    I made myself watch that WTF-ad, and if this Waffles is reelected, I am selling my business and closing shop, I cannot compete with the big boys business who can bribe Waffles all day long while pretending to be berated by that jerk. And this is before Obamacare is even fully implemented, which will wipe out many thousands of small businesses, and they know that.
    And I can say with much certainty, I will not be the only small biz owner who knows this and sees this.

    If Waffles wins, I’m sitting back on my bitterclinger chair and let the govt provide everything, isn’t that what Waffles promised? I sure as heck won’t be working my butt off in a rigged system further being created and sustained by Waffles, aka the post turtle.

  50. AmericanGal
    April 4th, 2011 at 11:15 pm
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    Excellent analysis. I wanted to give jbstonesfan some assurance that his worst fears about 2012 are not the likely scenario, but you did a better job of doing that than I did. The problems with our economy are structural as opposed to cyclical, thus the notion that things will be much better by the summer of 2012 seem unrealistic.

  51. nomobama:

    I’m running a scan on my computer. I think I picked up the same bug you did- I thought it was strange Adobe was asking me to update twice in one week- when I said no- is when the problem started..

    see you all domani- maybe- 🙂

  52. That Huffpo is a useless publication. They cannot bring themselves to report the truth or to not deal cards from the bottom of the deck. Pure propaganda. They are not just bad–they are terrible.

  53. tim, a mix but I am surprised at the criticism coming from people who seemed to have supported him and lack of strong support, and that huffpo is not deleting anti-obama comments.

  54. pm317
    April 4th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Thank you for answering, I refuse to go to that vile disgusting website after 2008.
    I have no doubt in my mind that all these “anti-Obama” comments will come around, they are nothing but mindless drones, can be whipped into a hate-filled frenzy and will fall for any crap of hopey changey by the time 2012 comes around.

  55. wbboei
    April 4th, 2011 at 11:32 pm
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    I am looking at obot strongholds to see what the comments are like.

  56. There will not be a government shut down. This is all bullshit theater. A deal has been cut, the media whores are not privy to it, and now each side is trying to bring its constituents to the edge of the abyss, get them all to gasp and then pull them back to they can look like heroes–rather than the sell-out artists they truly are. Been there. Done that.

    If you want to know why I am so sure there will not be a shutdown then read this. It comes from the top echelon of the Republican Party economists–and policy makers. And it indicates that they are achieving their cost cutting objectives through these continuing resolutions. This is the grand strategy from that side of the aisle.

    The salient paragraph reads as follows: “We can see such a sensible budget strategy starting to emerge. The first step of the strategy is largely being addressed by the House budget plan for 2011, or HR1. Though voted down in its entirety by the Senate, it is now being split up into “continuing” resolutions that add up to the same spending levels.”
    ———————————————————
    Time for a Budget Game-Changer
    By GARY S. BECKER, GEORGE P. SHULTZ AND JOHN B. TAYLOR

    Wanted: A strategy for economic growth, full employment, and deficit reduction—all without inflation. Experience shows how to get there. Credible actions that reduce the rapid growth of federal spending and debt will raise economic growth and lower the unemployment rate. Higher private investment, not more government purchases, is the surest way to increase prosperity.

    When private investment is high, unemployment is low. In 2006, investment—business fixed investment plus residential investment—as a share of GDP was high, at 17%, and unemployment was low, at 5%. By 2010 private investment as a share of GDP was down to 12%, and unemployment was up to more than 9%. In the year 2000, investment as a share of GDP was 17% while unemployment averaged around 4%. This is a regular pattern.

    In contrast, higher government spending is not associated with lower unemployment. For example, when government purchases of goods and services came down as a share of GDP in the 1990s, unemployment didn’t rise. In fact it fell, and the higher level of government purchases as a share of GDP since 2000 has clearly not been associated with lower unemployment.

    To the extent that government spending crowds out job-creating private investment, it can actually worsen unemployment. Indeed, extensive government efforts to stimulate the economy and reduce joblessness by spending more have failed to reduce joblessness.

    Above all, the federal government needs a credible and transparent budget strategy. It’s time for a game-changer—a budget action that will stop the recent discretionary spending binge before it gets entrenched in government agencies.

    Second, we need to lay out a path for total federal government spending growth for next year and later years that will gradually bring spending into balance with the amount of tax revenues generated in later years by the current tax system. Assurance that the current tax system will remain in place—pending genuine reform in corporate and personal income taxes—will be an immediate stimulus.

    All this must be accompanied by an accurate and simple explanation of how the strategy will increase economic growth, an explanation that will counteract scare stories and also allow people outside of government to start making plans, including business plans, to invest and hire. In this respect the budget strategy should be seen in the context of a larger pro-growth, pro-employment government reform strategy.

    We can see such a sensible budget strategy starting to emerge. The first step of the strategy is largely being addressed by the House budget plan for 2011, or HR1. Though voted down in its entirety by the Senate, it is now being split up into “continuing” resolutions that add up to the same spending levels.

    To see how HR1 works, note that discretionary appropriations other than for defense and homeland security were $460.1 billion in 2010, a sharp 22% increase over the $378.4 billion a mere three years ago. HR1 reverses this bulge by bringing these appropriations to $394.5 billion, which is 4% higher than in 2008. Spending growth is greatly reduced under HR1, but it is still enough to cover inflation over those three years.

    There is no reason why government agencies—from Treasury and Commerce to the Executive Office of the President—cannot get by with the same amount of funding they had in 2008 plus increases for inflation. Anything less than HR1 would not represent a credible first step. Changes in budget authority convert to government outlays slowly. According to the Congressional Budget Office, outlays will only be $19 billion less in 2011 with HR1, meaning it would take spending to 24% of GDP in 2011 from 24.1% today.

    If HR1 is the first step of the strategy, then the second step could come in the form of the budget resolution for 2012 also coming out of the House. We do not know what this will look like, but it is likely to entail a gradual reduction in spending as a share of GDP that would, in a reasonable number of years, lead to a balanced budget without tax rate increases.

    To make the path credible, the budget resolution should include instructions to the appropriations subcommittees elaborating changes in government programs that will make the spending goals a reality. These instructions must include a requirement for reforms of the Social Security and health-care systems.

    Health-care reform is particularly difficult politically, although absolutely necessary to get long-term government spending under control. This is not the place to go into various ways to make the health-care delivery system cheaper and at the same time much more effective in promoting health. However, it is absolutely essential to make wholesale changes in ObamaCare, and many of its approaches to health reform.

    The nearby chart shows an example of a path that brings total federal outlays relative to GDP back to the level of 2007—19.5%. One line shows outlays as a share of GDP under the CBO baseline released on March 18. The other shows the spending path starting with HR1 in 2011. With HR1 federal outlays grow at 2.7% per year from 2010 to 2021 in nominal terms, while nominal GDP is expected to grow by 4.6% per year.
    Faster GDP growth will bring a balanced budget more quickly by increasing the growth of tax revenues. Critics will argue that such a budget plan will decrease economic growth and job creation. Some, such as economists at Goldman Sachs and Moody’s, have already said that HR1 will lower economic growth by as much as 2% this quarter and the next and cost hundreds of thousands of jobs. But this is highly implausible given the small size of the change in outlays in 2011 under HR1, as shown in the chart. The change in spending is not abrupt, as they claim, but quite gradual.

    Those who predict that a gradual and credible plan to lower spending growth will reduce job creation disregard the private investment benefits that come from reducing the threats of higher taxes, higher interest rates and a fiscal crisis. This is the same thinking used to claim that the stimulus package worked. These economic models failed in the 1970s, failed in 2008, and they are still failing.

    Control of federal spending and a strategy for ending the deficit will provide assurance that tax rates will not rise—pending tax reform—and that uncontrolled deficits will not recur. This assurance must be the foundation of strategy for a healthy economy.
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    Mr. Becker, the 1992 Nobel economics laureate, is professor of economics at the University of Chicago and senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. Mr. Shultz, secretary of Labor (1969-70), secretary of Treasury (1972-74) and secretary of State (1982-89), is a fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution. Mr. Taylor is a professor of economics at Stanford and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution.

    Wall Street Journal

  57. “Critics argue that we are inconsistent, even hypocritical, in our military interventions. After all, we intervened promptly this time in a country with oil, while we have largely ignored Ivory Coast and Darfur — not to mention Yemen, Syria and Bahrain.

    We may as well plead guilty. We are inconsistent. There’s no doubt that we cherry-pick our humanitarian interventions.

    But just because we allowed Rwandans or Darfuris to be massacred, does it really follow that to be consistent we should allow Libyans to be massacred as well? Isn’t it better to inconsistently save some lives than to consistently save none?”

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

    I agree.

  58. wbboei
    April 4th, 2011 at 11:32 pm
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    I am looking at obot strongholds to see what the comments are like.
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    Good idea. I am just venting.

  59. wbboei

    thank you for posting that article, if that is the strategy, its a good one, cut some amounts at a time or then do a CR, but at the same time make sure the important functions of govt stay functioning.

    I always learn so much from this website.

  60. The BIG launch is already off the page on memeorandum site..no sign of it except for the article on why Hillary must run.

  61. An informative article:

    http://scholarcitizen.williamcronon.net/2011/03/15/alec/
    “After watching the sudden and impressively well-organized wave of legislation being introduced into state legislatures that all seem to be pursuing parallel goals only tangentially related to current fiscal challenges–ending collective bargaining rights for public employees, requiring photo IDs at the ballot box, rolling back environmental protections, privileging property rights over civil rights, and so on–I’ve found myself wondering where all of this legislation is coming from.”

  62. tim
    April 5th, 2011 at 12:08 am
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    Schultz and Becker are heavyweights. I believe that article in today’s Wall Street Journal was designed to lay down some markers to both sides in the current discussions, to galvanize support among the elites who control Obama and to assure the foreigners who show up to buy our T-bills that nothing stupid is going to happen. They want those investors to believe that we are getting our financial house in order, are preparing to make the tough political decisions on entitlements, and the economy itself is gradually improving. A government shutdown would send a different signal and could have a chilling effect on the fragile recovery.

  63. parallel goals only tangentially related to current fiscal challenges–ending collective bargaining rights for public employees, requiring photo IDs at the ballot box, rolling back environmental protections, privileging property rights over civil rights, and so on–I’ve found myself wondering where all of this legislation is coming from.”
    ————————
    1. If you believe this tripe, then it appears that the other side does not want to let a good crisis go to waste either–as emanuel would say. But let us parse this out before we get too carried away here.

    2. Parallel goals only tangentially related to the financial crisis he says. Bullshit. The agenda items all seek to bring costs in line with revenues. That is what balancing a budget is about. The only alternative is to raise taxes, or curtail projects.

    3. Rolling back environmental protections and privileging property rights he says. That is a questionable statement given the fact that the Dims control the White House and Senate. If his assertion is correct then it must be the Dims doing this. This is all a big surprise to me, since the EPA has been pretty tough on business–rather than the other way around.

    4. Where exactly have they sacrificed civil rights to property rights. Maybe what he is referring to here is Obama’s illegal covert surveillance of law abiding citizens. But it would be nice to see the proof, because the proof trump unsubstantiated allegations, or at least it did, before the age of Obama when serial lying is in vogue.

  64. 5. And I do agree that it is a unfair to force people to prove that they are eligible to vote, and to produce identification. It is unfair because it makes it harder for them to cheat.

  65. I think Trump could be a stalking horse….in political terms, its the one sent out to do enough damage to a sitting leader that the eventual real candidate has to be drafted in.

  66. moononpluto
    April 5th, 2011 at 3:39 am
    I think Trump could be a stalking horse….in political terms, its the one sent out to do enough damage to a sitting leader that the eventual real candidate has to be drafted in.
    _______________________

    I agree- In horse racing, a speed horse running at beakneck speed for 6 furlongs draws in the leader hoping to tire him out enough using up his reserves early on running out of gas over the distance to the finish line.

    Ulsterman mentioned an “icebreaker” candidate would appear- Trump definately fits the bill and as we’ve seen and heard has just begun. Trump isn’t afraid to get nasty.

    Go Donald!

  67. Is cheap energy an excuse worth poisoning every ocean on the planet for the Greed mongers? Funny- the same people who refuse to support recycling organic matter for fuel are making fortunes at the expense of all of us and killing the planet-
    ________________________________________

    Japan to release radioactive water into the sea

    TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese engineers on Monday were forced to release radioactive water into the sea while resorting to desperate measures such as using bath salts to try to find the source of the leaks at a crippled nuclear power complex.

    Engineers also planned to build a giant silt curtain in the ocean to stop the spread of more contamination from the Fukushima Daiichi plant.

    The plant operator had to release low-level radioactive seawater that had been used to cool overheated fuel rods after it ran out of storage capacity for more highly contaminated water, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yukio Edanosaid.

    Operator Tokyo Electric Power(TEPCO) said it would release over 10,000 tons of contaminated water that was about 100 times more radioactive than legal limits.

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/04/04/japan-to-release-radioactive-water-into-the-sea/

  68. moononpluto,

    I think you might be right. Also, Trump has announced several times over the years he “may” run for prez and never has.

    admin, I have seen the dog rescue clip before but it’s worth watching 100 times. What a miracle that pooch survived for almost 3 weeks with no discernible source of fresh water or food. I wonder if maybe there were stray food supplies in the wreckage of homes but still, it is a miracle and so inspiring.

  69. I don’t know this C.S. Lewis book, That Hideous Strength (1946) but the quote, posted at Hotair, made my skin crawl.

    “They have an engine called the press whereby the people are deceived.”

    Here’s some more.

    The Propaganda Machine a.k.a. The Ministry Of Truth delivers the The Truth from The Government to the people. That’s The Truth.

    At least, that’s what they say. In fact, a Propaganda Machine is only employed by The Empire and used to brainwash people into Gullible Lemmings who believe that everything is all right when in fact, it isn’t, and that the very people who could help them are their enemies. Vigorously hated by La Résistance because it turns the very people they are trying to do good for against them.

    Habitually indulges in Malicious Slander toward its scapegoats and enemies. Opposed by the Voice Of The Resistance.

    When the government actually does provide for the people to lull them into content, it’s Bread And Circuses.

  70. I have always been a Clinton supporter but my support is definitely waning.

    I believe Bill is wrong on the bc issue and wrong on arming Libya. We have a history of ending up at war with scum that we previously armed. I think both Hillary and Bill are damaging their credibility by their continued support of O and his policies. They seem more committed to the d party than the American people…..so sad….because their is so much brilliance and ability there.

    Although staunchly liberal my entire life, I now find myself out of the d party, disagreeing with so much they and the CLintons profess to believe.
    My area has seen a 140% increse in Hispanic population…..much of it illegal…in the last decade where most of the nation has seen only a 40% increase. Dems no longer support the law. NY gives medicaid, welfare and an education to all of these people. The country is destroying itself from the inside. We don’t need enemies, we just have rampant stupidly from a population educated in our over priced, under performing schools.

  71. Carol
    April 5th, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Although staunchly liberal my entire life, I now find myself out of the d party,
    ______________________________________

    Yeah, that’s an interesting phenomenon I’ve been struggling with late. Sometime around 93-94 I became wholly apolitical. I seem to have moderated much over the years, though I maintained a recoil reflex to GOP (though I didn’t vote in 2004, after Bush was elected, I hosted a “come as your favorite GOP” costume party for inauguration (complete parody spirit).

    When 08 came and I began looking into just how inexperienced O was and how murky his background was, I was ALMOST moved to go vote GOP, but I just couldn’t do it.

    After seeing disastrous decision / inaction after disastrous decision / inaction pile up the last two years, and the extreme anti-democratic and irrational acts of the left, I find myself siding heavily with conservative small government ideals. It really feels strange to be in this position.

  72. Tuesday April 5th 2011 Daily Appointments for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
    April 5, 2011
    tags: Daily Appointment Schedule, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of Stateby stacyx7:45 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Vice President Biden, at the Vice President’s residence.

    12:10 p.m. Secretary Clinton joins President Obama’s working lunch with Israeli President Shimon Peres, at the White House.

    2:35 p.m. Secretary Clinton joins Under Secretary Burns’ meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Sergey Ivanov, at the Department of State.

    5:45 p.m. Secretary Clinton attends a meeting at the White House

  73. I believe Bill is wrong on the bc issue and wrong on arming Libya. We have a history of ending up at war with scum that we previously armed. I think both Hillary and Bill are damaging their credibility by their continued support of O and his policies.

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

    Why are people talking as though Libya were an Obama policy that Hillary is only reluctantly supporting? Hillary and Bill are the ones who pushed it in the beginning, and Obama finally reluctantly supported them.

    Remember her throwing rocks at the White House to wake Obama up at 3 am?

  74. Here’s the LA Times (from Admin’s article) also writing as though Hillary were not involved with the Libya action and could blame it on Obama.

    “If Libya turns into a full blown disaster…resulting in billions of dollars wasted, boots on the ground and abysmal public opinion numbers, my money is on Hillary resigning her post as secretary of State and jumping in the 2012 primary.”

  75. Carol, I linked a video of BC’s interview with Tina Brown couple of threads ago. He gave a brilliant explanation for why Libya was relevant. Basically two reasons — that it was not a fair fight because Gaddafi was hiring mercenaries at $2000 dollars a day to kill his own people and they asked for help; and that he was holding back oil/natural resources from his own people and when they protested as they are doing now they are killed by hiring mercenaries, not a fair fight and the world should intervene for these reasons.

    This following exchange was brilliant — he asked if given a choice where would you live, Riyadh or Cairo and he surmised that many of us would pick Cairo but not Saudis, they would go for Riyadh and the way they would rationalize is that the country is moving in the right direction even if the changes are incremental. And there will be countries where people will protest and get killed to get those reforms but may not ask for outside intervention and in fact, would not like it if the outside interfered.

  76. Just to use White Guilt Speak for a moment…. 😉

    All this about ‘inconsistency’ about the US intervening in some Asian countries but not others … is really an insult to Asians because it assumes that all their countries are alike and having identical situations.

    They all look alike from X-thousand feet?

  77. To continue my comment, Clintons are not the problem here. It is the boob who waited to act and then said stupid things like Gaddafi must go but didn’t do anything to make it happen.

  78. The media’s unwilling fascination with Hillary just amazes me.

    —————

    Will Hillary run for 2012? Poll shows 68% approval rating among Americans

    By Daily Mail Reporter
    5th April 2011

    The possibility of a last-minute presidential dash by Hillary Clinton has been raised after it emerged that her popularity among voters has almost reached an all-time high.
    The Secretary of State’s favourable rating among Americans has soared to 66 per cent from just 61 per cent in July 2010.
    The Secretary of State’s favourable rating among Americans has soared to 66 per cent from just 61 per cent in July 2010.

    The impressive figures raised hopes among her supporters that Clinton will take advantage Obama’s nose-diving popularity and run for president in 2012.
    A stand-out candidate has yet to emerge in the early days of the presidential and the promising figures suggest that Clinton could become the first U.S. female president.
    Clinton first became widely known among Americans when her husband, then president Bill Clinton, faced perjury charges after being caught in a sex-scandal with Monica Lewinsky.
    At this point her popularity was at its highest point. Two further dips in form saw her rating dip to 44 and 45 per cent before jumping to 65 per cent when she was sworn in to the Obama administration.
    The role of Secretary of State has traditionally been viewed favourable among voters. Colin Powell, a previous holders of the position, saw his ratings soar to as high as 80 per cent and Madeleine Albright reached 69 percentage points.

    But the challenge for Clinton should she run for president will be to retain her popularity during an election campaign that will see her policies scrutinised.
    With a 66 per cent rating revealed in a Gallup poll, Clinton is more popular than the president, more popular than the vice president, and more popular than she has ever been for much of her time in the national spotlight since 1993.
    Obama receives a 54 per cent favourable rating, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, 52 per cent, and Vice President Joe Biden, under half at just 46 per cent.
    Clinton enjoys extraordinary popularity among women with 77 per cent of women over 50 backing her. She also receives support from a solid slice of support from independents and 40 per cent of Republicans.
    Even among men across the age spectrum her popularity was found to be 59 per cent.
    A second poll from Quinnipiac University released yesterday showed that 48 per cent of voters disapproved the job President Obama is doing and almost half said that he does not deserve to be re-elected in 2012. The figures are all-time lows in the university’s tracking of the president.

    Clinton campaign would see her pitched against her former boss, Obama, who recently announced he will run for a second term term of office in 2012 in what advisers are hoping will be a billion-dollar campaign.
    A second term would enable him to cement and expand the policies he has begun at the White House but the fanfare that greeted his success in 2008 has largely diminished.
    The announcement to run for president will allow the President to begin raising money in earnest for what advisers hope will be a record-breaking haul of more than $1 billion.
    But if he does win re-election, Clinton has signalled her intention to step down as Secretary of State fuelling speculation that she could be lining up a run in 2016.
    She has reportedly been unhappy with Obama’s failure to show leadership during uprisings in the Middle East.
    ‘Obviously, she’s not happy with dealing with a president who can’t decide if today is Tuesday or Wednesday, who can’t make his mind up,’ a source told The Daily.
    ‘If you take a look at what’s on her plate as compared with what’s on the plates of previous Secretaries of State — there’s more going on now at this particular moment, and it’s like playing sports with a bunch of amateurs. And she doesn’t have any power. She’s trying to do what she can to keep things from imploding.’
    The other candidates who have declared their intention to stand for president include Randall Terry from the Deomcrats, Newt Gingrich from the Republicans and Sarah Palin.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1373622/Will-Hillary-Clinton-run-2012-Poll-shows-68-approval-rating-Americans.html

  79. The link to that video of the interview with Bill Clinton is misleading because I did not hear him say the birth certificate issue is ‘ludicrous’. What the video does say is that a smart strategy is to stay out of your opponents way when he is shooting himself in his foot. Possibly Bill Clinton knows of some plan the Obama’s have up their sleeve to discredit any candidate that pursues the bc issue and BC is just sending out a warning. And it sounds like he is taking Trump seriously by even talking about the bc issue. He also says he needs more info but he would not close the door to arming the Libyan rebels. That’s hardly screaming for arming the rebels, IMO.

  80. Carol
    April 5th, 2011 at 9:14 am

    very interesting, I’ve heard the same from my former democrat in-laws. I hear you.

  81. moononpluto
    April 5th, 2011 at 3:39 am
    I think Trump could be a stalking horse….in political terms, its the one sent out to do enough damage to a sitting leader that the eventual real candidate has to be drafted in.
    ———————
    With his ego??? I do not see him playing second fiddle to anyone, other than God–and even that is supposition and conjecture.

  82. I do not trust Powers and I never will. As for the rest, the U.N. retracting is not enough. If this does not show it’s bias and complete uselessness, I don’t know what does.

    EDITORIAL: Israel vindicated
    Goldstone backtracks on U.N. charges against the Jews

    The Washington Times
    Monday, April 4, 2011

    In February 2010, President Obama’s genocide muse, National Security Council senior director of multilateral affairs Samantha Power, harshly criticized Israel’s reaction to the controversial Goldstone report on the 2008-2009 Gaza War. “Is the correct strategy fighting Goldstone on all fronts?” she asked. Turns out it was; good thing the Israeli government ignored Mrs. Power.

    The report of the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict – known as the Goldstone report after its principle author, former South African Judge Richard Goldstone – was a cudgel used to batter Israel’s international reputation since it was issued in September 2009. The report broadly charged Israel with a variety of war crimes and human-rights abuses allegedly committed during the 22-day Operation Cast Lead. For the last year-and-a-half, whenever the topic of Israel came up in international forums, the Goldstone report was drawn like a gun.

    But last week, in a rare public display of intellectual honesty, Mr. Goldstone renounced the key sections of the report that criticized Israel. Detailed investigations held since the report was rushed out after the war had vindicated the Jewish state. In particular, there is no evidence that the nearly 1,000 civilian deaths in Gaza were premeditated or committed under orders. “While the investigations published by the Israeli military and recognized in the U.N. committee’s report have established the validity of some incidents that we investigated in cases involving individual soldiers,” Mr. Goldstone wrote, “they also indicate that civilians were not intentionally targeted as a matter of policy.”

    The flaws in the Goldstone report were mainly due to insufficient information. Israel was undertaking methodical internal reviews in 2009 that didn’t fit the more brisk United Nations timeline and hampered cooperation with the U.N. mission. As well, Mr. Goldstone states that the U.N. Human Rights Council’s “history of bias against Israel cannot be doubted,” which also made Israel hesitant to cooperate. The reviews supported Israel’s version of events, and Mr. Goldstone added that had “evidence explaining the circumstances in which we said civilians in Gaza were targeted,” been available at the time, “it probably would have influenced our findings about intentionality and war crimes.”

    The question of intent is the key dividing line that distinguishes a war crime from a regrettable instance of civilian casualties in the heat of battle. This distinction was largely ignored during the conflict, when news reports proliferated of mass-casualty incidents inflicted by the Israel Defense Forces, often taken from pro-Hamas sources. To hear the opponents of Israel talk, every civilian death was the result of some form of vengeance killing, or perhaps attempted genocide.

    These charges were simply terrorist propaganda being transmitted as fact. As The Washington Times noted when the Goldstone Report was published in 2009, “The incidental, unintentional civilian deaths Israel caused during the Gaza conflict are condemned as war crimes; the widespread and intentional Hamas attacks on Israeli civilians are basically ignored. The Goldstone model makes it impossible for civilized states to strike effectively against the world’s barbarians who are fighting a shadow war against decency that views innocent noncombatants as both legitimate targets and useful shields.”

    The Goldstone Report did in fact call out Hamas for its crimes, though this was mostly overlooked, especially by Hamas. Early in the conflict, U.N. General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon implored both sides to “take all necessary measures to avoid civilian casualties,” but targeting civilians is all Hamas does. If they stopped committing attacks on innocents, they would have to give up being terrorists. The report instructed Hamas to undertake the same internal reviews Israel did, but terrorist leaders – knowing their supporters in the international community would never expect them even to pretend to show accountability – did nothing.

    Mr. Obama still doesn’t seem to understand what separates the legitimate use of force from terrorist violence. After a March 24 terror bombing in Jerusalem in which one woman was killed and 38 wounded, Mr. Obama expressed his “deepest condolences.” But in the same note, he expressed sympathy to Palestinians killed in an Israeli counterstrike against Hamas missiles launched against Israeli cities from crowded residential areas in Gaza. The implicit message was that Israel is on the same moral plane as the terrorists. Since Mr. Obama is racking up scores of civilian deaths by Hellfire missile in Pakistan, it’s strange he’s not more sensitive to this critical distinction.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/apr/4/israel-vindicated/

  83. The problem Donald has is convincing party bosses to support him, because they too want a candidate they can control. He may be too independent for their blood. I hope not, but I know better. That to me is the big challenge. But I still think he can do it.

  84. I do not trust Powers
    ————————
    Nor should you. I am sure she has terrorist connections.

  85. I will go out on a ledge…my two cents…I think Trump will run…if he does say he is running in June…then he is in it to win…not set it up for someone else…his ego would never allow that…

    and if he does run watch him match O’s ego at every turn…remember O’s grecian columns…I would bet on T to outshowboat O and reduce O to the person he really is behind his tellieprompter…er, make that ‘tellie’prompters…

  86. wbboei
    April 5th, 2011 at 11:11 am
    The problem Donald has is convincing party bosses to support him, because they too want a candidate they can control. He may be too independent for their blood. I hope not, but I know better. That to me is the big challenge. But I still think he can do it.
    **********************************

    in the long – national – run…that could work to T (and the repubs) advantage…Trump could turn out to be very appealing to independents…he is not a politian…and can really claim to be a successful businessman and an outsider…
    he can portray himself as a contrast to the outsider and uniter O tried to sell himself as…

    Trump can be a mirror that reflects the fraud and amateur O really is…

  87. I heard on Fox’s show, I forget which one, that Trump is running. I can just see Trump saying to Waffles:

    “you ran on being a community organizer, lets just take a look at this community you so called “organizer”, buildings condemned, people evicted, what the hell did you accomplish? except for putting this nonexistant job on your thin resume? Calling yourself a community organizer is an insult to real hardworking community organizers, you are more of a community agitator”

    and that’s just a start. I agree with S, if Trump is in, he is in to win, I would love for him to run. He’s got enough money to fend off the chicago Obot mafia.

  88. I’m having trouble picturing Trump stepping back from his business interests long enough to run a campaign much less a country if he is elected. Don’t candidates usually put their assets in a trust that someone else runs while they campaign and govern. I can’t see him doing that either.

  89. It is just mind bogling to me that dems are supporting O. I can not understand that party leaders don’t see how destructive that is. I can’t understand that so many Americans still support him.

  90. Carol, yes, those mind numbed drones can be whipped into a hate filled frenzy, first Hillary, then Sarah, I’m sure Trump will be next.

    hope you’re sitting down for this whopper:

    “Obama played up the threats posed by Republicans to his agenda while boasting of “hav[ing] had the most successful legislative initiative of any president over the last 50 years.””

    see, WTF-Waffles is the most important president ever!

  91. in the long – national – run…that could work to T (and the repubs) advantage…Trump could turn out to be very appealing to independents…he is not a politian…and can really claim to be a successful businessman and an outsider…
    he can portray himself as a contrast to the outsider and uniter O tried to sell himself as…

    Trump can be a mirror that reflects the fraud and amateur O really is…
    ——————————
    You have articulated the strongest rationale for his candidacy, and why they should accept him. He really is the man for the job on the Republican side. The man, the moment and the message. No other declared candidate inspires any degree of confidence that he can get the job done. What the country needs now if it is to succeed in the future is a REAL GAME CHANGER to reverse Bush I II and III. No one who lives in the same world as most of us can suspend disbelief that Obama is a game changer, or a viable leader. He is an embarrassment to this country and a standing joke.

  92. Wbboei – I have asked before. I would like to talk with you re: 2008 – Caucus cheating.

    If you don’t still have my address (and we even spoke on the phone! LOL) you can contact me through my friend FreedomFairy at her blog.

    Also – anyone else who saw it, can document it and will speak about it, please do the same. (That includes lurkers who are not so happy with Obama now that you have seen him in action! LOL)

    Thanks – Norma

  93. “those mind numbed drones” are drunk on power, filled with hate, and need a touchable God to fill their empty lives. Indeed, they have much in common with what English Parliamentarian and strong supporter of the American Revolution called the mobs in France circa 1789: “the rabble of Paris”–armed in this instance with computers.

  94. Carol
    April 5th, 2011 at 11:47 am
    It is just mind bogling to me that dems are supporting O. I can not understand that party leaders don’t see how destructive that is. I can’t understand that so many Americans still support him.
    ___________________________________________

    EVERYONE is disgusted with him. I question the methodology of any poll that finds support for him in the 40%+ range. That just does not square with any reality.

  95. Norma Desmond
    April 5th, 2011 at 12:05 pm
    Wbboei – I have asked before. I would like to talk with you re: 2008 – Caucus cheating.

    If you don’t still have my address (and we even spoke on the phone! LOL) you can contact me through my friend FreedomFairy at her blog.

    Also – anyone else who saw it, can document it and will speak about it, please do the same. (That includes lurkers who are not so happy with Obama now that you have seen him in action! LOL)

    Thanks – Norma
    ——————
    I will send my email address to Admin and telephone number to Admin. I know you and I have communicated before, but it was back in 2007.

  96. Thank you Admin for posting those videos of the canine survivor.
    Always good to see something heart warming these days when everything has gone to $hit.

    This pet should be the Pinkster Union mascot.

  97. Wbboei – THANKS! I’ve had 2-3 computers since then, otherwise I would just email! LOL I now back up off site!

    Admin – would you mind?

    Thanks!

  98. wbboei
    April 5th, 2011 at 11:59 am

    The man, the moment and the message. No other declared candidate inspires any degree of confidence that he can get the job done

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

    I agree completely…T is blunt, passionate, has a track record,and is a doer…and as you state…he is the ultimate, out of the box “REAL GAME CHANGER”

  99. EVERYONE is disgusted with him. I question the methodology of any poll that finds support for him in the 40%+ range. That just does not square with any reality.
    ——————–
    Once you realize that they use these polls to drive headlines, the motive to create a phony number becomes obvious. I believe Rassmussen and that is about it.

  100. publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2011/04/romney-leads-in-nh-trump-makes-things.html

    Romney leads in NH, Trump makes things interesting
    Mitt Romney’s still the clear early front runner to take the Republican primary in New Hampshire next year but for the first time in our polling of the race PPP finds someone within single digits of him…Donald Trump.

    snip…

    Bottom line in New Hampshire- Romney remains your favorite but there are some cracks there and the Donald could make things very, very interesting.

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

    …like we just said…very, very interesting…even more interesting if he goes toe to toe with O…

  101. S
    April 5th, 2011 at 12:14 pm
    wbboei
    April 5th, 2011 at 11:59 am

    The man, the moment and the message. No other declared candidate inspires any degree of confidence that he can get the job done

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

    I agree completely…T is blunt, passionate, has a track record,and is a doer…and as you state…he is the ultimate, out of the box “REAL GAME CHANGER”
    __________________________________________________

    I watched the Fox interview on the video clip posted in this thread. Did it not bother anyone else when asked about raising taxes he replied [paraphrasing], essentially, China competes unfairly, if we fix our relationship with China, we won’t have to raise taxes?

    See, this is what I was getting at a few days ago – he says things in ways that evince a lack of grasp on details but “sound good”. Reminds me of Zero. If it came down to him and zero, I’d vote for T, but these big personalties as candidates … haven’t we had rather disappointing results with these folks in the past? Stated differently, insanity is doing repeating the same conduct, blah, blah.

  102. One thing about Trump. He might not be brilliant, but he’s not stupid either. I understand the concern of simplistic answers, but remember, Trump is a successful business man for a reason. At least he has some record of accomplishment to point to while Øbama has nothing. Is it possible that Trump speaks for many of us simpletons to understand without being technical? Is there not some appeal for this method of speaking? Øbama got away with it in 2008, right?

  103. blowme0bama
    April 5th, 2011 at 12:37 pm
    S
    April 5th, 2011 at 12:14 pm
    wbboei
    April 5th, 2011 at 11:59 am

    you said:

    If it came down to him and zero, I’d vote for T, but these big personalties as candidates … haven’t we had rather disappointing results with these folks in the past? Stated differently, insanity is doing repeating the same conduct, blah, blah.

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

    I hear you blow…but frankly that’s what I think we are talking about…who it comes down to…we all want Hillary…heaven knows we want her…

    John Smart has a good and imho, very realistic response to the possibility of Hillary ‘primaring’ O at:

    johnwsmart.wordpress.com/2011/04/04/once-more-with-meaning/

    …having said the obvious, without Hillary, then who? I think what Wbboei, Tim, Shadowfax ?, and I and others…are saying is…we have to deal in reality…and in that context, what do you suggest?

    he is not our first choice, but speculating from that point on…then who?

  104. Carol, I wonder if you are more libertarian than liberal? You have written comments about illegal immigration before, and I believe your comments do not sound as if they are from a committed liberal. I am not criticizing your for that because I have very similar beliefs in that regard. I also hate to see the Clintons cooperating with the Democratic party as it exists today. If Hillary were to run, she will need to explain her actions, and that answer should not be “I was constrained by the Democratic party and supported this or that of their agenda in order to get along”. That type of answer would not sit very well with me.

    I also agree with turndownobama that although Øbama seems to be signaled out now for his purported support for military action in Libya, Hillary was definitely promoting that action. I personally agree with Hillary on this, but I wonder how this would play out for Hillary if she were to run against the bØØb in 2012. That is why I am hoping that things go good for the Libyan conflict, and that Gaddafi is removed by his people ASAP, and that the new leaders are friendly toward the west.

  105. I was just wondering what kind of implant was put into Øbama’s skull. That’s a very large scar. 😉

  106. moononpluto
    April 5th, 2011 at 3:39 am
    =========================

    Interesting. It’s plausible, but yet I have to wonder if a Trump ego can play second fiddle to someone else. If this were true, I wonder who he is working with?

  107. admin
    April 4th, 2011 at 10:42 pm
    &&&&&&&

    Thanks for the heart-warming story. What a cute doggie.

  108. basil9
    April 4th, 2011 at 3:30 pm
    ===========================

    So true for me, too! I don’t listen to him at all. The speech that he had given at the Democratic convention when he first got “noticed” wasn’t that great either. I don’t need to be told if someone is a genius because I will tend to recognize that on my own. So far, my genius meter has not risen above “0” for Øbama, but my bullshit meter is off the charts with him!

  109. jbstonesfan
    April 4th, 2011 at 10:53 pm
    Absent Trump running, there is not one potential candidate that can beat Obama…The economy, as President Clinton states, will get better which is the most important issue to voters. Also, with a billion dollar war chest, a likely repeat of the huge African American and under age 30 voter turnout, I just can’t see any real chances of him being defeated. The fact that big donors are now coming back into the fold also bodes well for him. I do not expect it to even be a close election.
    &&&&&&

    Ummm, have you not been looking at those polls. In January, you said that Obama was rebounding, a sure sign that he will be re-elected. I poked holes in that argument because the numbers and averaging were suspicious.

    Now he tumbles again, to lowest point yet, and yet due to Repubs not wanting to stick their toes into the water to early (just like Obama in 2007, to avoid early scrutiny), you say he’s a lock.

    At least you’re consistent, you are sure Obama will still be in office by 2016.

    Many of us here think he’s an awfully weak candidate, and that his “successes” are causing him as much trouble as his overt failures and overt lack of leadership.

    And the polls’ “wrong track” numbers are disastrous for him.

    Even the positive jobs numbers come with asterisks, that they are way too tepid compared to other recoveries (if you can call what we are in a “recovery”), and too susceptible to some looming issues. Yesterday’s NY Times covered that.

  110. I hadn’t realized that the dog’s owner got him/her back. The poor dog look terrified in the first video when he was brought back to land. He/she was searching for his owner’s face in a sea of photographers. I love, love, love this happy ending!

  111. Also, AA’s will continue to vote for him at that percentage, but the turnout will be lower. Especially since many are feeling either betrayed or underwhelmed by his term in office.

    And the under 30 crowd too will not turn out in the same numbers. And for those who do, there have been many changes of heart.

    Have you been ignoring these facts presented here?

  112. AmericanGal

    Has this article been posted?

    Left Seeks Foe for Obama in Primary

    ———-
    Barry does need to have a good Dem oppose him, but a group like Code Pink asking candidates to run is laughable.

  113. He is -1.2 on RCP….first time in a while he is in negative territory. However, if you look at the current group of potential candidates (sans Trump whom I do not think will ultimately run) can you name one that honestly has a chance to defeat Obama??? The Independents will not vote for candidates like Palin, Huckabee, and the others would be a good prescription to listen to if you suffer, like I do, for insomnia.

  114. Mrs. S. and moononpluto

    April 5th, 2011 at 3:39 am
    I think Trump could be a stalking horse….in political terms, its the one sent out to do enough damage to a sitting leader that the eventual real candidate has to be drafted in.
    _______________________

    Ulsterman mentioned an “icebreaker” candidate would appear- Trump definately fits the bill and as we’ve seen and heard has just begun. Trump isn’t afraid to get nasty.

    ———-

    Maybe you both are correct but I have trouble thinking of Trump running for something and not trying to WIN it in the end. Especially if he plans to put his own $ in the race. (I think he said he would be willing to put $600 million of his into it…)

    Are you both thinking there is someone on the Rethug side he hopes to encourage, or he wants to give our Hillary a nudge?

  115. moononpluto
    April 5th, 2011 at 2:14 pm

    Lets put it like this, Trump has them all rattled and he aint even got into the race yet.

    ——-
    Yup, he has Obamacrats and the Rethugs all worried. The Young Guns thought they were the new Boy Band and Trump, with his big mouth and ego to match his wallet just makes the rest of them seem like children.

    I but the white men in the Rethug elite are shaking in their boots.

    If Hillary won’t run, Donald is the only Rethug that is center enough I could toss a vote for…so far.

    One vote for putting the A-hole Barry in his place.

  116. I have the best poster idea for Obama’s re-election poster.

    Can someone take the 2012 disaster film poster and put the Obama 2012 logo thing on it instead. Perfect vision, place falling apart and Obama plastered right on it.

  117. Moon

    Can someone take the 2012 disaster film poster and put the Obama 2012 logo thing on it instead. Perfect vision, place falling apart and Obama plastered right on it.

    ——-
    And on the bottom, it could say, “Do you want 4 more years of this?”

    Hillary 2012

  118. I can’t tell you how many people I freak out daily with one little bumper sticker on my car’s back window that says:

    Hillary 2012

  119. You know i get a little bit of pleasure everyday when i come home and look at my house number and it reads : 44

    I find that such fun, gives me a smile.

  120. Oh look at this! from the good old Ben at politico

    The National Republican Senatorial Committee’s parody of Obama’s 2012 campaign, released Friday, now has 665,000 views on YouTube.

    Obama’s real launch video, released yesterday: Just 168,000.

    YouTube’s metrics tend to lag a bit, but the numbers suggest that — energy-wise — we’re in 2010, not 2008.

  121. admin, my comment in the spam.. and what it said was the youtube video of NRSC parody was getting more views than Obozo’s launch video.. (from politico)

  122. One thing about Trump. He might not be brilliant,
    ————————–
    God save us from “brilliant people”. I want a strong mind–NOT a brilliant one. Let the staff people around him be the brilliant ones. But the leader must be well grounded, and not too clever by the halves. Obama is brilliant. Brilliant. Brilliant. How do I know? Big media tells me so. So let us stipulate that he is brilliant. Let us also stipulate that as leaders go he is clueless.

  123. Obama: “Budget Politics Won’t Cut It”
    ————————————–
    We agree. So don’t tell us. Tell Schumer. You preening pontificating asshole.

  124. jbstonesfan
    April 5th, 2011 at 1:57 pm
    He is -1.2 on RCP….first time in a while he is in negative territory. However, if you look at the current group of potential candidates (sans Trump whom I do not think will ultimately run) can you name one that honestly has a chance to defeat Obama??? The Independents will not vote for candidates like Palin, Huckabee, and the others would be a good prescription to listen to if you suffer, like I do, for insomnia.
    ________________________________________________

    Obama will take a thrashing on his record from just about anyone who opposes him. There is no way in hell anywhere near 50% of voting age Americans approve of the “job”, if you want to call it that, has done.

  125. There is no way in hell anywhere near 50% of voting age Americans approve of the “job”, if you want to call it that, has done.

    ———
    I know a lot of young obots that voted for the fraud that now regret what they did. Most of them can’t find a job.

    Would they vote for a Republican, probably not, but they would vote for Trump.

  126. Carol
    April 5th, 2011 at 9:14 am
    ***************

    I understand exactly where you are coming from. I do not believe we should be in Libya although I know many of us would ethically want to help the people and destroy Gadaffy. We know he supported terrorist and was responsible for deaths of countless Americans.

    But there are many like him and we do not raise the flag. It has to be two fold, oil and a chance to get him.

  127. And yes, Trump is a Republican, but more of a centrist and doesn’t stand on a soap box about his religious beliefs and doesn’t seem threatened by women’s rights. (Unless he changes his mind, which will make a big difference to me.)

  128. nomobama
    April 5th, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    So if we are going to label people here nomobama, what does a ” committed liberal” feel on immigration?

    Personally I think most people are a mixed bag, I know I am.

  129. JanH
    April 5th, 2011 at 11:08 am
    I do not trust Powers and I never will. As for the rest, the U.N. retracting is not enough. If this does not show it’s bias and complete uselessness, I don’t know what does.

    EDITORIAL: Israel vindicated
    Goldstone backtracks on U.N. charges against the Jews
    __________________

    Great story and well written in clear concise terms..

    Can be used again and again, every time she climbs on her discriminatory high horse- The sword cuts both ways!

    This editorial slaps Power upside the head on her flinging absolutes at people before having all the facts!

  130. gonzotx

    I still have my Dem card and I want the damn borders closed and don’t want to pay though the nose for their services, period.

    I can barely support my little family as it is.

  131. Election time in WI for Supreme Court…If the ultra – liberal gets in the public union collective bargaining rights and a shift to blue again may be in the workings, hence all the money sent to WI but the Dem’s and unions. It is WI or bust. The fraud has to have it to win re-election.
    *******

    The Wisconsin Voter
    The Journal Sentinel’s Craig Gilbert explores political trends in a purple state.

    Outside factors could affect Wisconsin’s Supreme Court race
    e-mail print By Craig Gilbert of the Journal Sentinel
    March 29, 2011

    Related coverage
    The Wisconsin Voter: Outside factors could affect Wisconsin’s Supreme Court race
    Prosser touts rulings beneficial to county
    As a case study in how circumstance and timing can dictate an election, it’s hard to top the April 5 Supreme Court contest in Wisconsin.

    There was a time when Justice David Prosser was expected to coast to re-election.

    But consider these three factors shaping the race:

    First, of course, is the firestorm Gov. Walker touched off over collective bargaining rights. It galvanized labor and the left, the constituencies most likely to oppose a conservative such as Prosser. It raised the profile of the court race as the first important election since the bitter budget debate began. And it raised the stakes of the race. It created a situation where the court could decide the future of the labor fight and the labor fight could decide the future makeup of the court.

    Second is the convergence of the court race with down-ballot races.

    Walker’s election as governor last fall vacated his post as Milwaukee County executive before the end of his four-year term. That meant that the race between Prosser and JoAnne Kloppenburg would coincide with a new election for Milwaukee County executive. In an unrelated twist, it would also coincide with a new election for Dane County executive, thanks to incumbent Kathleen Falk’s decision last fall to retire in the middle of her four-year term.

    The result: The two biggest and most important Democratic counties in the state likely will be turning out in larger than normal numbers for the Supreme Court contest because of two local elections that normally would never occur together and would not have occurred this April under the regular political calendar.

    What sort of impact might these races have on turnout?

    Madison City Clerk Maribeth Witzel-Behl said Monday that early absentee voting was “unusually high” for an April election. She expects to have as many or more early absentee ballots cast in Madison as in the high-turnout 2008 presidential primary between Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton. When the pace of “early” voting began to exceed that of last fall’s governor’s race, the city ordered more absentee ballots.

    The Madison area has a convergence of factors fueling turnout: the race for Dane County executive; a competitive mayor’s race; and the fact that Dane County is ground zero in the labor fight and home to a large concentration of state employees and students mobilized in massive budget protests.

    In the case of Milwaukee County, history suggests that county executive races have a dramatic impact on the size of the Supreme Court vote. The chart below shows the huge variation in total votes cast from Milwaukee County in recent Supreme Court contests.

    The lowest bars coincide with uncontested court races. The two big spikes are 2000 and 2008, when a race for Milwaukee county executive coincided with a state Supreme Court race. The county generated an average of roughly 165,000 votes for state Supreme Court in those two years. In the other contested court races when there was no county executive race (2009, 2007, 2003), Milwaukee County generated an average of 93,000 votes for Supreme Court.

    It’s the difference between Milwaukee County accounting for 11 or 12 percent of the statewide court vote when there’s no county executive contest, and for 20% of the statewide vote when there is one.

    While Milwaukee County is heavily Democratic, the county hasn’t always backed the more liberal court candidate. Spring elections are non-partisan and the electorate is smaller and has a different make-up than in the fall. The more liberal court candidate carried the county in 2008 and 2009 while the more conservative court candidate carried the county in contested races in 2000, 2003 and 2007.

    But with the added element of the state’s budget fight, it’s seems more likely that a turnout surge in Milwaukee County would be left-leaning rather than right-leaning. The court race could influence the county executive race as much as or more than the other way around.

    Either way, we can expect a larger than normal Supreme Court vote out of both Milwaukee and Dane counties. While state election officials have forecast a statewide turnout that’s fairly typical for a contested Supreme Court race (20% of voting-age adults), it would be surprising at this point if it weren’t higher, given the politics of the budget battle and local election factors. (You can find the Government Accountability Board’s chart for turnout in all Supreme Court races since 2000 here).

    Finally, there’s one last wild card. This is the first election conducted under the current public-financing system for state Supreme Court races. It also may be the last.

    Under this system, both Prosser and Kloppenburg agreed to accept public funding for their campaigns in exchange for foregoing private contributions and adhering to spending limits. Their general election grants are worth $300,000 each. In the real world of statewide elections, $300,000 is a pretty small sum. Thus both judicial candidates find themselves in the middle of an unusual and highly symbolic election with little personal ability (compared to what interest groups can spend) to influence the campaign debate through paid advertising.

    Under the old rules, candidates would have raised and spent much higher sums than that. As the incumbent, Prosser would have been expected to raise far more money than his opponent, even though Kloppenburg might have tapped into the fundraising energy on the left unleashed by the budget debate.

    This may be turn out to be the only state Supreme Court race ever conducted under these rules. That’s because the Walker budget takes aim at public financing. And in oral arguments Monday over a similar law in Arizona, members of the US Supreme Court’s conservative majority appeared ready to strike down a provision that’s also at the heart of the Wisconsin system.

    However things turn out April 5, Prosser’s re-election is in the grip not only of forces outside his control, but of a volatile convergence of one-time circumstances.

  132. Waffles is by no stretch of the imagination “brilliant”, I know many people with no college degrees, got their GEDs later in life, they had to work.

    How the hell is he “brillant”, for a supposed “constiuttional professor” he has not published one damn paper on anything!!!!!!!! He never wrote anything for the Harvard Law review, oh yes he was the editor, but he sure as hell didn’t write any opinions, no articles, nothing!

    the only thing he wrote (and that’s debatable) is his own damn biography, about what? who the hell knows?

  133. tim,

    And according to Bill Ayers in comments March 24 at Montclair State University, BO didn’t even write that. Ayers said he did.

    Of course we already knew that.

  134. This is a fact that should scare every independent thinking American, Treasury releases its stats from the prior month.

    for the month of march, we took in 1/3 the revenues that we spent, so we spent $3 for every $1 that was collected in revenue, and this trend is only accelerating, its was about $2 for ever $1 i January.
    Hyperinflationary depression? I think we are seeing the beginning stages of it, and if this debt is not controlled, it will happen, and within a few years, and at point, unless there are severe austerity cuts, we will not be able to reverse it on our terms.

  135. Shadowfax
    April 5th, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    I fell very similar. I think a lot of financial problems we are facing can be linked to the 10 year wars and illegal immigration. The Repubs wouldn’t dare bring up messing with Medicare but now due to the disaster of the economy and horse blinders by both parties we may see the destruction of this greatly needed program.

    As a nurse I see the Medicare/Medicaid fraud on a daily bases. We don’t need whole families making subsidies a way of life for “asthma and bipolar disease”, there needs to be some changes but the Rebubs want to literally destroy it.

  136. basil9

    I saw that article, I absolutely believe it, you know who else believed it? Donald Trump, he was some talk show and brought that up.
    I love that he does not hold back.

  137. Good post SaraK

    …..…..Mr. Trump, having done his homework, knows that there is a broad swath of likely voters, cutting across the primary and general elections, which will be drawn to him. Among primary voters, Mr. Trump appeals to:

    a) the majority who question Obama’s eligibility and believe Obama should show his long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate;

    b) the majority who are fed up with lifelong politicians and ready to try an executive who is a proven workaholic with an unparalleled record of success in international business; and

    c) the majority who crave the straightforward bullshit-free fearless style that Trump epitomizes.

    According to a new PPP poll, at least 21% of New Hampshire Republican primary voters already favor Trump, compared to 27% for Mitt “Ken Doll” Romney. That’s a remarkably impressive showing for Trump, considering that Romney already ran an extended race for the presidential primary in New Hampshire just 3 years ago, and has limited potential to re-introduce himself, whereas Trump hasn’t even officially announced his candidacy and hasn’t yet spent one day campaigning there.

    PPP explains that Trump’s strength emerges from two sub-sectors within the Republican primary population: “birthers” and “tea partiers.” Huh? Tea partiers? Aren’t they the far-right extremists of the Republican party? How does Trump, a former Democrat and Independent, win the Tea Party vote over Mitt Romney, forever conservative?

    This is where Old Media screws up, and where Donald Trump mines his opportunity. Pundits and pollsters love to cluster voters into neat groups such as “birthers” and “tea partiers,” but Donald Trump understands that likely voters don’t fit so neatly into fictitious categories. Mr. Trump knows that a significant percentage of both Independents and disenfranchised Democrats also question Mr. Obama’s eligibility, are fed up with career politicians, and crave a brassy straight-shooter who will put America’s economic and strategic interests first. Mr. Trump understands what Hillary’s Army intuitively knows: likely voters are just ordinary Americans with a common set of hopes and expectations for their nation: prosperity, security, integrity.

    Whereas conservative commentators such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and even Dick Morris routinely refer to Hillary Clinton supporters as “far-left” liberals, Donald Trump knows that enough Hillary voters think Obama is a flim-flam Gumby man who should retire to Hawaii, where he will easily re-acclimate to a laid-back Island lifestyle, sooner rather than later, before President Gumby further ruins our great nation. Donald Trump knows something about Hillary’s Army because he himself was a Hillary Clinton voter in 2008, before he became a John McCain voter.

    Limbaugh, Hannity, et al misunderstand Hillary Clinton’s base. We are the centrist “Reagan Democrats” of Bill Clinton’s party. We have no problem voting against a lazy Gumby President and voting for a former Hillary Clinton-turned-John-McCain can-do self-made family man like Donald Trump

    (I never was a Ray-gun supporter, but I fit most of the rest)

  138. wbboei

    I too am sick of these supposed elistist “Brilliant” politicians, most of these people couldn’t even run a lemonade stand.
    I don’t expect anyone to know everything about everything.
    I want someone who is independent minded person who knows what he knows, and is secure enough to know what he doesn’t know and asks the right questions as to how it helps or hurts Americans, and America, not how it helps any damn political party.

    I don’t want the smartest person, especially arrogant ones who have never done anything, I would rather have a common sense hardworking man or woman, failed, suceeded, failed again and dusted themselves off and tried again. Truman is a perfect example, not a college educated man, but a humble,hardworking man, and oh yes he was a democrat! not the saul aliksky type demonRat, but a solid pro-america politician.

    Sarah Palin reminds me of this type of person, Hillary as well, and donald trump as well.

  139. and yet another dumb establishment repub John Sununu, why does he hate Sarah Palin and donald trump, they cannot be controlled by the establishment, and will answer to the American people

    this is actually a reponse on americanthinker’s site in response to Sununu’s idiotic article in the Boston Globe.

    “I found myself thinking of the Cincinnatus Trap as I read an opinion piece from former Republican senator John Sununu in the Boston Globe on Monday. Sununu criticizes prospective GOP presidential candidates Donald Trump and Sarah Palin for being “captivated by the idea of being President,” which makes them “exactly the type of political figure our country’s founders were worried about.”

    Sununu goes on to recount the Founders’ abiding suspicion of populism, reminding us how they were “troubled – some might say preoccupied – with the potential dangers of ambition, factions, and concentrated power.” Although he assures us he doesn’t “view Palin or Trump as a threat to the republic,” he feels “ill at ease with officeholders or candidates who are too enamored with the idea of holding a particular office.”

    Here’s the problem: no one will win a modern Presidential race unless they want the Oval Office like Gollum wants the One Ring. The 2012 race will be an incredible test of endurance and character. No matter how affable and inoffensive they might seem today, any candidate who runs against Barack Obama will be mercilessly savaged. The media will sit up nights preparing ambush interviews, and magnify the smallest gaffe into evidence of greed, stupidity, or psychosis. Every moment of the candidate’s history will be scrutinized, every element of their personal lives will be weaponized, and every member of their families will be a target.”

  140. gonzotx

    …We don’t need whole families making subsidies a way of life for “asthma and bipolar disease”, there needs to be some changes but the Rebubs want to literally destroy it.

    ——-I totally agree on you with this, and we don’t often agree on things.

    I do not trust the Republican’s that they will do what is best with SS nor Medicare for our at risk citizens. People that are seriously ill in our country, without health insurance, or loss of a job need something to keep them healthy and shouldn’t be ignored.

    Having a lot of money and only caring for your own family isn’t okay with me. This isn’t India where we only have the very rich and the very poor, we have the working, middle class that needs help when a crisis hits them, and the gov. should keep their mitts off of SS.

  141. nomobama
    April 5th, 2011 at 1:06 pm
    Carol, I wonder if you are more libertarian than liberal? You have written comments about illegal immigration before, and I believe your comments do not sound as if they are from a committed liberal. I am not criticizing your for that because I have very similar beliefs in that regard. I also hate to see the Clintons cooperating with the Democratic party as it exists today. If Hillary were to run, she will need to explain her actions, and that answer should not be “I was constrained by the Democratic party and supported this or that of their agenda in order to get along”. That type of answer would not sit very well with me.

    I also agree with turndownobama that although Øbama seems to be signaled out now for his purported support for military action in Libya, Hillary was definitely promoting that action. I personally agree with Hillary on this, but I wonder how this would play out for Hillary if she were to run against the bØØb in 2012. That is why I am hoping that things go good for the Libyan conflict, and that Gaddafi is removed by his people ASAP, and that the new leaders are friendly toward the west.
    __________

    I have neever been and will never be a libertarian. I had been a politically active, committed democrat my entire adult life. My views have not changed, but the D party has. I believe in law and order. The D party is advocating not enforcing the law and that fact is putting this country on the road to bankruptcy. One Latino told me that the Southern part of the US really belongs to them but they will conquer us with illegal migration and a high birth rate. We are well on our way to becoming a bilinqual Spanish / English speaking country.

    As for Libya, I believe that civilized nations should not allow a genocide of a civilian population again. So I agreed with leveling Libya’s air force. I do not believe that arming the rebels is a smart thing to do. Those weapons can easily end up in terrorist or enemy hands. History indicates this is quite likely. American inteloligence about these rebels is apaarently quite poor.

    I also believe the country is in bad shape and needs to get its own house in order before venturing into another war. Perhaps we should just let the warring arabs all kill each other and only concentrate on saving peaceful civilians.

  142. “Obama played up the threats posed by Republicans to his agenda while boasting of “hav[ing] had the most successful legislative initiative of any president over the last 50 years.””

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    Well, he may have rolled over the most times while fatcats passed legislation with phoney Dem labels on it.

  143. Betty
    April 5th, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    I think its probably temporary, Tim Kaine just announce for the Senate in VA.

  144. I miswrote it, in March we spent 8 times as much as we took in.

    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/march-madness-feds-spent-more-eight-time

    “(CNSNews.com) – The U.S. Treasury has released a final statement for the month of March that demonstrates that financial madness has gripped the federal government.

    During the month, according to the Treasury, the federal government grossed $194 billion in tax revenue and paid out $65.898 billion in tax refunds (including $62.011 to individuals and $3.887 to businesses) thus netting $128.179 billion in tax revenue for March.

    At the same time, the Treasury paid out a total of $1.1187 trillion. When the $65.898 billion in tax refunds is deducted from that, the Treasury paid a net of $1.0528 trillion in federal expenses for March.

    That $1.0528 trillion in spending for March equaled 8.2 times the $128.179 in net federal tax revenue for the month.

    The lion’s share of this federal spending went to redeem Treasury securities that had matured during the month—most of which were short-term Treasury bills that have terms of one year or less.”

  145. I also agree with turndownobama that although Øbama seems to be signaled out now for his purported support for military action in Libya, Hillary was definitely promoting that action. I personally agree with Hillary on this, but I wonder how this would play out for Hillary if she were to run against the bØØb in 2012. That is why I am hoping that things go good for the Libyan conflict

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

    If Libya goes badly, we can nuance that HIllary had the right idea at the right time but Obama blew it by dithering and doing too little too late. But that won’t convince any bots.

    Certainly not the people who keep saying Hillary voted “for” the Iraq war. They dont’ even get the nuance that she voted for the AUMF as a weapon for Powell to bluff the UN, not thinking Bush would actually use it.

    They’ll just lump the two wars together and blame Hillary for both.

  146. I was just wondering what kind of implant was put into Øbama’s skull. That’s a very large scar.

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

    Well, he’s got a very large ego. 😉

  147. I have to wonder if a Trump ego can play second fiddle to someone else.

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

    Just for the sake of speculation … would Trump know? Some people might be enouraging him to run without telling him they were really planning for someone else.

  148. And the under 30 crowd too will not turn out in the same numbers. And for those who do, there have been many changes of heart.

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

    After 8 years, some of the bots will no longer BE under 30. And the kids who come of voting age since 2008 — how will they feel about last decade’s idol?

  149. I forget, what is the story with Hillary and Wasserman?

    How about those votes that were stolen from Hillary and gifted to Barry, was that MI or FL?

    Something sinks in Denmark!

    No Hillary (woman) for President, is this supposed to make Hillary voters support BarryBoy? Not gonna happen!!!

    ——

    President Barack Obama has chosen Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) as the new chair of the Democratic National Committee, top Democratic sources said Tuesday.

    Wasserman Schultz, 44, was chosen for her strength as a fund-raiser and as a television messenger, and for her clout in the crucial swing state of Florida, the sources said.

    She will succeed Tim Kaine, who announced earlier Tuesday that he will run for U.S. Senate from Virginia.

    The final choice came down to Wasserman Schultz and former Ohio governor Ted Strickland, the sources said.

    Wasserman Schultz becomes the third female DNC chief in history and the first in over 15 years.

    The choice of Wasserman Schultz over Strickland represents a party head whose strength will be in rallying the base rather than reaching out to heartland swing voters.

    It also heads off the possibility of a revolt by the party’s base over abortion issues: Wasserman Schultz is a strong supporter of abortion rights, whereas Strickland’s record on the issue is mixed.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/52605.html#ixzz1IgsQkbJQ

  150. Wasserman Schultz announced her support of Hillary Clinton for her party’s 2008 presidential nomination, and in June 2007 was named one of Clinton’s national campaign co-chairs.

    Once Senator Barack Obama became the presumptive Democratic nominee, she endorsed him and joined Senator Ken Salazar of Colorado and Representative Artur Davis of Alabama to second his nomination at the 2008 Democratic National Convention.

    ———

    So, is this payback to Wasserman for drinking the kool-aid?

  151. shadowfax,
    Now the truth will come out on these folks and who betrayed Hillary and why the payola time has come….
    He is a horrid, horrid man…

  152. Trump stalks Florida

    palmbeachpost.com/news/state/trump-to-headline-tea-party-tax-day-rally-1377963.html

    Trump to headline Tea Party ‘tax day’ rally in Boca Raton

    By George Bennett
    Palm Beach Post Staff Writer

    Updated: 6:22 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2011

    Posted: 6:20 p.m. Tuesday, April 5, 2011

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    In the latest sign that Donald Trump is giving serious thought to a 2012 Republican presidential bid, the South Florida Tea Party announced today that the billionaire and part-time Palm Beacher will be keynote speaker at a tea party rally in Boca Raton on April 16.

    “This I think shows that he wants to talk to the average person and see how they feel about him running for president,” South Florida Tea Party Chairman Everett Wilkinson said.

    A Trump spokesman didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

    Republican operative and longtime Trump friend Roger Stone says the appearance shows Trump is focusing on key primary states as he weighs a White House bid.

    “Obviously Trump understands the importance of the Florida primary…His speaking in South Florida is a recognition of that,” said Stone, who emphasized that he is not involved in Trump’s exploratory efforts.

    Stone, who advised Trump in 1999 when he considered a presidential run, said he hopes Trump runs in 2012 and guesses the chances he will are “somewhere around 8 out of 10.”

    Trump also agreed recently to speak in June at a state GOP dinner in Iowa, traditional site of the nation’s first presidential caucuses.

    Florida’s primary is scheduled for January 2012, but the Republican National Committee is pressing the state to move it back to March to comply with national party rules.

    The South Florida Tea Party’s third annual “tax day” rally is scheduled for 1 p.m. on April 16 in Sanborn Square in Boca Raton. The group’s first tax day rally, in West Palm Beach in 2009, featured then-underdog Republican Senate candidate Marco Rubio as keynote speaker.

    A recent poll by Democrat-oriented Public Policy Polling for the liberal Daily Kos website found 46 percent of voters nationally have an unfavorable view of Trump, while 28 percent have a favorable opinion. Those who identify themselves as part of the tea party movement, however, viewed Trump favorably by a 49-to-18 percent margin, the poll found.

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

    my two cents…T is ‘in’

  153. And the kids who come of voting age since 2008 — how will they feel about last decade’s idol?

    PS – continuing this thought.

    For a test, who were some entertainers popular among 20-somethings in 2003? And in the famous words, where are they now?

  154. So, is this payback to Wasserman for drinking the kool-aid?
    __________________

    I dunno about that- but DWS owes Hillary & Bill Big Time!

  155. BigCatLover
    April 5th, 2011 at 11:35 am

    I’m having trouble picturing Trump stepping back from his business interests long enough to run a campaign much less a country if he is elected. Don’t candidates usually put their assets in a trust that someone else runs while they campaign and govern. I can’t see him doing that either.
    ______________________

    Being a sweet target for lawsuits, he most likely has his assets in a Trust and has had for many years.

  156. Interesting that Debbie Wasserman Schultz is the DNC head. If I remember right she was a staunch supporter of Hillary’s through the primary but that may not mean much because she threw herself into supporting Obama vociferously then and now.

  157. gonzotx
    April 5th, 2011 at 4:10 pm
    ==============================

    I also believe that most people are a “mixed bag” when it comes to political beliefs.

    I might be wrong, but is it not fair to say that most liberals are for open borders? They are the ones typically clamoring for the rights of illegals, who by being illegal in the first place, should not be afforded the rights of an American citizen. Aren’t the liberals the people who stand up for minorities, for less law, and more disorder? What I mean by this is that liberals typically are trying to tie the hands of law enforcement in a number of ways. They are against capital punishment (of which I am also, but from a religious standpoint). They seem to stand for perps rights over victims rights. If law enforcement’s duties include arresting illegal aliens, then is it not fair to say that liberals are in favor of neutering law enforcement with their attempts of addressing the illegal immigrant situation by arresting the culprits? You don’t see conservatives out there protesting for illegal immigrant’s rights. In the past, and this is not meant to offend anyone here, in different political campaigns one would see descriptions of “law and order conservatives”. I don’t think that I have ever seen a politician described as a “law and order liberal”. I think that is why when I read Carol’s comments about immigration, I did not feel them to be of liberal origin.

  158. Has anyone be reading the Lame Cherry blog recently? I have thought the past few postings to be pretty good. I now believe him to be male because of a comment that he made recently. I wasn’t always sure in the past of his gender identity. Anyway, I just wish that he would write in a more clear fashion. I don’t like having to read something over again to understand what a writer has written. In Lame Cherry’s case, there are times that even rereading his comments has not helped me understand them in their entirety. He is a fan of Reagan so I know that will turn the vast majority off, but yet, I think that he has some keen insights. He knocks O’Reilly, Ann Coulter, and Glenn Beck, but it is also obvious that he is not a Clinton fan. He abhors Øbama, and I believe he also likes Donald Trump. I know he likes Sarah Palin.

  159. A little lengthy- but certainly, a worthwhile informational read-
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    A visit to the Pennsylvania fortress of “The World’s most Dangerous Islamist”

    Fethullah Gulen, allegedly “the most dangerous Islamist on planet earth,” is alive, well, and living in Pennsylvania with over $25 billion in financial assets.

    From Pennsylvania, he has toppled the secular government of Turkey, established over 3,000 schools throughout Central Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States, created a new country called East Turkistan, and formed a movement that seeks to create a New Islamic World Order.

    This reporter made a recent visit to Gulen’s 28-acre mountain complex at 1857 Mt. Eaton Road in Saylorsburg, PA – – the very heart of the Pocono Mountains.

    The complex consists of a massive chalet that is surrounded by numerous out buildings, including recreational centers, dormitories, and cabins for visiting foreign dignitaries. The property also contains a large pond, a helicopter pad, and, reportedly, firing ranges.

    The first floor of the chalet contains a dining hall capable of serving a small army. The second floor is an open area with a library, computer station, and open areas with divans where disciples pour over Turkish newspapers, Islamic texts, and the collected wisdom of their Hocaefendi (“religious master”). Gulen himself resides on the third floor and rarely emerges to meet with his followers, let alone inquisitive reporters.

    The road leading into the complex is blocked by a metal gate and a sentry hut.

    Within the hut are high definition televisions that flash images from the security cameras that have been strategically placed throughout the complex. The post is manned day and night by Turkish guards, who speak little or no English.

    Before the hut is a sign that reads “Golden Generation Worship and Retreat Center.” No visitor in his or her right mind could believe that the tiny, one room building serves as a house of worship, let alone a place for a weekend retreat. The building contains only a metal desk, two straight chairs, the monitors, and the sentries who, upon the occasion of this reporter’s visit, offered no word of welcome but instead called upon other members of the complex to escort this reporter and his photographer sidekick from the premises.

    The neighbors complained to this reporter of gunfire from fully automatic weapons coming from the complex and the presence of a surveillance helicopter that combs the property in search of unwanted intruders.

    They maintain that an army of approximately 100 Turkish guards stand watch over the property in order to protect their reclusive leader.

    Combing the parameters of the property, one can easily spot the guards. They wear suits, white shirts, and ties and do not look like traditional Islamists in cloaks and turbans.

    According to a source within the compound, the guards and other members of the compound follow their Hocaefendi’s orders without question and refrain from marrying until age fifty per his instructions. When they do marry, the spouses are expected to dress in the Islamic manner, as dictated by Gülen himself.

    The women do not live within the complex but rather in modest houses along Mt. Eton Road.

    Little about Gulen, as U.S. Attorney Patrick Meehan discovered, is known – – not even his date of birth. Some of his followers maintain that he was born in 1934; others 1938; and still others 1942.

    How dangerous is Gulen?

    In his public statements, Gulen espouses a liberal version of Sunni/Hanafi Islam and promotes the Muslim notion of hizmet – – altruistic service to the common good.

    Despite the presence of the armed guards at his Pocono fortress, Gulen has condemned terrorism and called for interfaith dialogue. He claims to have met with Pope John Paul II, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomeos, and Israeli Sephardic Head Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron.

    Whether these meetings with Christian and Jewish leaders actually occurred is questionable. On his website, Gulen says that he has a UNECO award from Pope John Paul II in October, 2005. John Paul II died on April 2, 2005.

    In private, Gulen has stated that “in order to reach the ideal Muslim society every method and path is acceptable, [including] lying to people.”

    In a sermon that was aired on Turkish television, Gulen said:

    You must move in the arteries of the system without anyone noticing your existence until you reach all the power centers … until the conditions are ripe, they [the followers] must continue like this. If they do something prematurely, the world will crush our heads, and Muslims will suffer everywhere, like in the tragedies in Algeria, like in 1982 [in] Syria … like in the yearly disasters and tragedies in Egypt. The time is not yet right. You must wait for the time when you are complete and conditions are ripe, until we can shoulder the entire world and carry it … You must wait until such time as you have gotten all the state power, until you have brought to your side all the power of the constitutional institutions in Turkey … Until that time, any step taken would be too early—like breaking an egg without waiting the full forty days for it to hatch. It would be like killing the chick inside. The work to be done is [in] confronting the world. Now, I have expressed my feelings and thoughts to you all—in confidence … trusting your loyalty and secrecy. I know that when you leave here—[just] as you discard your empty juice boxes, you must discard the thoughts and the feelings that I expressed here.

    Under the AKP, Turkey has become a militant Islamic state, transferring its alliance from Europe and the United States to Russia and Iran
    Anyone doubting the incredible power wielded by Gulen need only take note of the achievements of the Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkinma, AKP)- – a party Gulen formed this party as soon as he arrived in Pennsylvania. By 2003, the AKP became the governing party in Turkey and a powerful force throughout the Muslim world. Abdullah Gul, Turkey’s first Islamist President, is a Gulen disciple, along with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Yusuf Ziya Ozcan, the head of Turkey’s Council of Higher Education.

    Under the AKP, Turkey has become a militant Islamic state, transferring its alliance from Europe and the United States to Russia and Iran. It has moved toward friendship with Hamas, Hezbollah, and Syria and created a pervasive anti-Christian, anti-Jewish, and anti-America animus throughout the populace.

    Speaking at the inauguration ceremony of “TRT al Turkiye”, the new channel of the state run TV station TRT, Prime Minister Erdogan said Turkey will always be on the side of Muslims wherever they are.

    Within Turkey, Gulen also formed a vast conglomerate called Kaynak Holding, which today includes some 15 companies involved in the retail, I.T., construction, and food industries. The main division, Kaynak Publishing, maintains 28 publishing labels. It produces hundreds of books per year on and by Gülen, in addition to books on the glories of the Ottoman Empire and the achievements of militant Islam.

    Gulen also owns Feza Media Group, which publishes the Today’s Zaman (Turkey’s leading daily newspaper) and the magazine Aksiyon. A subsidiary of Feza is Samanyolu Broadcasting, which operates most of Turkey’s TV stations. Gulen and his followers also control Bank Asya, now Turkey’s largest Islamic bank, with billions of dollars in assets, and TUSKON, a Turkish businessmen’s association, with 50,000 companies as members.

    With his vast resources, Gulen established thousands of schools throughout Central Asia – – – Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Azerbaijan – – in order to create a massive pan-Islamic state. Noted whistleblower Sibel Edmonds explains: “Turkey shares the same heritage/race as the entire population of Central Asia, the same language (Turkic), the same religion (Sunni Islam), and of course, the strategic location and proximity.”
    According to Bayram Balci, a Turkish scholar, the Gulen schools seek to expand “the Islamization of Turkish nationality and the Turification of Islam” in order to bring about a universal caliphate ruled by Islamic law.

    Because of the subversive nature of these institutions, these schools have been outlawed in Russia and Uzbekistan.

    Even the Netherlands, a nation that embraces pluralism and tolerance, has opted to cut funding to the Gulen schools because of their imminent threat to the social order.

    But Gulen’s 150-plus charter schools in the United States, which advance Gulen’s international agenda have received little national attention.

    All of these charter schools – – which advance the New Islamic World Order – – are fully funded by American taxpayers.

    A partial listing of the Gulen schools throughout the U.S.A. is as follows:

    Arizona
    Schools Operated by Daisy Education Corporation

    •Sonorant Science Academy-Tucson Middle-High School 2325 W Sunset Rd., Tucson
    •Sonorant Science Academy-Tucson Elementary School 2325 W Sunset Rd., Tucson
    •Sonorant Science Academy-Broadway Kindergarten – Grade 8, 6880 E Broadway Blvd., Tucson
    •Sonoran Science Academy-Phoenix Kindergarten – Grade 10 4837 E McDowell Rd., Phoenix
    •Daisy Early Learning Academy, 2325 W Sunset Rd., Tucson, AZ
    •Davis Monthan Air Force Base
    Arkansas

    •Lisa Academy 21 Corporate Hill Dr., Little Rock
    •Lisa Academy-North 5410 Landers Rd, Sherwood
    California

    •Magnolia Science Academy 1, 18238 Sherman Way, Reseda
    •Magnolia Science Academy 2, 18425 Kittridge St., Reseda
    •Magnolia Science Academy 3, 1444 W Rosecrans Ave., Gardena
    •Magnolia Science Academy 4, 1010 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA
    •Magnolia Science Academy 5, 1530 N Wilton Place, Hollywood
    •Magnolia Science Academy 6, San Carlos
    •Momentum Middle School, 6365 Lake Atlin, San Diego
    •Bay Area Technology School (Bay Tech) 4521 Webster St., Oakland
    •Pacific Technology School-San Juan
    •Pacific Technology School-Santa Ana
    Colorado

    •Lotus School for Excellence, Aurora
    Florida

    •Orlando Science Middle School, 2427 Lynx Lane, Orlando
    •River City Science Academy, 3266 Southside Blvd., Jacksonville
    •Sweet water Branch Academy 1000 NE 16th Ave, Building C, Gainesville
    •Stars Middle School 1234 Blountstown Highway, Tallahassee
    Georgia

    •Fulton Science Academy Middle School, 1675 Hembree Road, Alpharetta
    •Technology Enriched Accelerated Charter High School, 4100 Old Milton Pkwy, Alpharetta
    Illinois

    •Science Academy of Chicago, Grade 1-Grade 8, 8350 N. Greenwood Ave, Niles
    •Chicago Math and Science Academy Secondary School, 1705 West Lunt Ave, Chicago
    Indiana
    Operated by Concept Schools, Inc.

    •Indiana Math and Science Academy, Grade 6-Grade 12, 4575 W 38th Street, Indianapolis
    Louisiana

    •Abramson Science and Technology 5552 Read Blvd., New Orleans
    Maryland

    •Chesapeake Science Point Secondary School 1321 Mercedes Drive, Hanover
    Massachusetts

    •Pioneer Charter School of Science Grade 7- Grade 10, 51-59 Summer Street, Everett
    Missouri

    •Broadside-Frontier Math and Science School Secondary School, 5605 Troost, Kansas City
    •Broadside Charter and Day School Elementary School, 5220 Troost Ave., Kansas City
    Nevada

    •Coral Academy of Science-Las Vegas, 8185 Tamarus St., Las Vegas
    •Coral Academy of Science-Reno Secondary School, 1350 East Ninth Street, Reno
    •Coral Academy of Science- Reno Elementary School, 1701 Valley Road, Reno
    New Jersey

    •Bergen Arts and Science Charter School, K-8, 200 MacArthur Ave, Garfield
    •Paterson Charter School for Science and Technology, 276 Wabash Ave., Paterson
    •Tuition Schools
    •Pioneer Academy of Science, K-12, 366 Clifton Avenue, Clifton
    Ohio
    Operated by Concept Schools, Inc.

    •Horizon Science Academy-Cincinnati Middle School-High School, 1055 Laidlaw Avenue, Cincinnati
    •Horizon Science Academy-Cleveland High School, 6000 South Marginal Rd., Cleveland
    •Horizon Science Academy-Cleveland Middle School, 6100 South Marginal Rd. Cleveland
    •Horizon Science Academy-Cleveland Elementary School, 6150 South Marginal Rd. Cleveland
    •Horizon Science Academy-Columbus High School 1070 Morse Rd. Columbus
    •Horizon Science Academy-Columbus Middle School 1341 Bethele Road, Columbus
    •Horizon Science Academy-Columbus Elementary School, 2835 Morse Rd., Columbus
    •Horizon Science Academy-Dayton, 545 Odlin Ave., Dayton
    •Horizon Science Academy – Denison, K-1, Grades 4 – 8, 1700 Denison Avenue, Cleveland
    •Horizon Science Academy – Springfield, Grades 5- 8 630 South Reynolds Road, Toledo, OH 43615-6314
    •Horizon Science Academy – Toledo, Toledo High School, 425 Jefferson Avenue, Toledo
    •Noble Academy-Columbus, K-Grade 8, 1329 Bethel Road, Columbus
    •Noble Academy-Cleveland 1200 E. 200th Street, Euclid
    Oklahoma
    Schools operated under the Cosmos Foundation, TX.

    •Dove Science Academy-OKC Secondary School, 919 NW 23rd St., Oklahoma City
    •Dove Science Academy-OKC Elementary School, 4901 N Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City
    •Dove Science Academy-Tulsa, 280 S Memorial Dr, Tulsa
    Tuition school affiliated with Raindrop Turkish House

    •Bluebonnet Learning Center of Tulsa Nursery, Pre-School and Pre-Kinder Education, 280 S Memorial Dr., Tulsa
    Pennsylvania

    •Truebright Science Academy Secondary School, 926 West Sedgley Avenue, Philadelphia
    •Snowdrop Science Academy Pre-School – Grade 7, 233 Seaman Lane, Monroeville
    Texas
    Operated by The Cosmos Foundation

    •Harmony Science Academy-Austin Secondary School, 930 East Rundberg Lane, Austin
    •Harmony School of Science-Austin Kindergarten- Grade 8, 11800 Stonehollow Drive, Suite 100, Austin
    •Harmony Science Academy-North Austin, Grades 6- 10, 1421 Wells Branch Parkway, W Suite 200, Pflugerville
    •Harmony Science Academy-Beaumont, Kindergarten- Grade 10, 4055 Calder Ave, Beaumont
    •Harmony Science Academy-Brownsville
    •Harmony Science Academy-Bryan/ College Station
    •Harmony Science Academy-Dallas Secondary School, 11995 Forestgate Dr., Dallas
    •Harmony Science Academy-Dallas Elementary School, 11995 Forestgate Dr., Dallas
    •Harmony Science Academy- El Paso, 9405 Betel Dr., El Paso
    •Harmony Science Academy-Fort Worth
    •Harmony Science Academy-Grand Prairie, 1102 NW 7th St, Grand Prairie
    •Harmony Science Academy-Houston Secondary School, 5435 S. Braeswood, Houston
    •Harmony School of Excellence-Houston, Elementary and Secondary School, 7340 North Gessner Rd, Houston
    •Harmony School of Innovation-Houston, 9421 West Sam Houston Parkway, South Houston
    •Harmony School of Science-Houston, 13415 W Belford Ave., Sugar Land
    •Harmony Science Academy-Northwest, Kindergarten- Grade 10, 16200 Tomball Parkway, Houston
    •Harmony Science Academy-Laredo, 4401 San Francisco Avenue, Laredo
    •Harmony Science Academy-Lubbock, 1516 53rd Street, Lubbock
    •Harmony Science Academy-San Antonio, 8505 Lakeside Parkway, San Antonio
    •Harmony Science Academy-Waco, 1900 N. Valley Mills Dr., Waco
    •Texas Gulf Institute Career Center Adult Education, 9431 W Sam Houston Pkwy., S #203, Houston
    Operated by Riverwalk Education Foundation, Inc

    •School of Science and Technology Discovery, K-12, 5707 Bandera Road, Leon Valley
    •School of Science and Technology-San Antonio Secondary School, 1450 NE Loop 410, San Antonio
    •School of Science and Technology-Corpus Christi
    Tuition schools affiliated with Raindrop Turkish House

    •Bluebonnet Learning Center of Houston Nursery, Pre-School and Pre-Kinder
    •Education, 9303 W Sam Houston Parkway South, Suite 200, Houston
    •Bluebonnet Learning Center of Dallas Nursery, Pre-School and Pre-Kinder Education, 1416 E Collins Blvd., Richardson
    •Bluebonnet Learning Center of El Paso Nursery, Pre-School and Pre-Kinder Education 9405 Betel Dr., El Paso
    Utah

    •Beehive Science and Technology Academy, Secondary School, 1011 Murray Holiday Rd., Salt Lake City
    Wisconsin

    •Wisconsin Career Academy Middle-High School, 4801 S 2nd Street, Milwaukee

    ___________________

    http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/35130

  160. pm317

    yes, Debbie was a hillary supporter and then drank the koolaid. I have lost all respect for her. nothing but Obot lemmings, all of them.

  161. I always wonder how they could sleep at night, knowing what we did about him, then they turned around and liked his butt. I asked a few of them that also, and they just went silent, like I did not know how the game was played. I got news for them. A fraud is a fraud, and now he is your responsibility.

  162. NewMexicoFan
    April 5th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    I could not agree with you more, she knows what was done to Hillary, and yet like a lemming follows him and the undemocratic party.
    Wrong is wrong, I would have a million times more respect for anyone who speaks out, she followed like another Obot lemming.
    Same goes for all these idiots, the chuckster from NY, all of them, nothing but power hungry lemmings.

  163. tim, yeah, the dims made fools of themselves rejecting a strong woman presidential candidate and now the best they can do for 2012 is to put a woman’s face on DNC. Pathetic. And where is the face of women in the Dims party? Do they have anybody for 2016? They talk about Hillary for 2016 as some consolation prize for the dimocrat women. The truth is they don’t have anyone other woman than Hillary for 2012 or 2016.

  164. pm317
    April 5th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    I think the undemocratic party is too busy calling Palin, and other conservative women “b*tiches” and the “c” word, now that Hillary is off their hate-list, they have moved on to other targets, so to speak.

  165. so Trump is relentless. I really hope this man runs. He appeals to both sides. He calls it “fraud”, the whole BC issue. Calls out reporters for “giving him a free pass”

  166. Trump in that interview I just posted, he calls out the whole Rezko,

    “”I think the Bush era has really hurt us and, you know, the Bush era gave us Obama. Without Bush and without the mistakes Bush made, we wouldn’t have Obama as president right now….Bush gave us Obama.””

    Mr. Trump, PLEASE RUN.

  167. well, off to do other work, admin, sorry, I don’t know how to embed videos, could you please post the video link I just posted. It is a very good interview by Trump, he is relentless against Waffles, “not equiped to be president”, about Jeb Bush “don’t talk to me about another Bush in the WH”, “I don’t know if he’s [Waffles] born here, I could produce my long form BC in 24 hours, why can’t Waffles?”, “why do the media give him a free pass for everything?”

    Mr. Trump, please run.

  168. crooksandliars says:
    Gee. Imagine that. That’s supposed to be the test of scientific theory: when the same experiments produce the same results.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-climate-berkeley-20110404,0,772697.story
    A team of UC Berkeley physicists and statisticians that set out to challenge the scientific consensus on global warming is finding that its data-crunching effort is producing results nearly identical to those underlying the prevailing view.

    The Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature project was launched by physics professor Richard Muller, a longtime critic of government-led climate studies, to address what he called “the legitimate concerns” of skeptics who believe that global warming is exaggerated.

    But Muller unexpectedly told a congressional hearing last week that the work of the three principal groups that have analyzed the temperature trends underlying climate science is “excellent…. We see a global warming trend that is very similar to that previously reported by the other groups.”

  169. tim
    April 5th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Tim,

    thanks for posting that interview…now this is what we are talking about…this is what we needed during O’s first run…if we had someone that was ‘relentless’ like that during the last primaries Hillary would be President Clinton today…

    I honestly feel and agree that T is frankly the only voice that is going to lay it all out there and SPELL IT OUT for the media and the VOTERS this time around…

  170. Aren’t the liberals the people who stand up for minorities, for less law, and more disorder?
    ************************
    You generalize pretty liberally in these characterizations. I was a dem and a liberal most of my voting life, but I definitely do not support ILLEGAL immigrants or anything else that is illegal. But I always did stand up for minorities to be given the same opportunities as the majority. And believe it or not I did vote for both parties from time to time. Don’t judge liberals by Obama, he is a thug.

    Debbie Wasserman Schultz is very ambitious and a hard worker and it may be simply that Obama needs the support of Florida in the next election, especially after how he disenfranchised them in 2008. If her chief competition was Strickland of Ohio, he is out of office after losing to Kasich in 2010, so he is not a winner in Obama’s eyes.

  171. “In private, Gulen has stated that “in order to reach the ideal Muslim society every method and path is acceptable, [including] lying to people.”

    ————————
    Mrs. Smith,

    That about says it all doesn’t it. And the fact that this is allowed to go on in the United States is truly horrifying.

  172. this is a quote from T from that utube Tim posted…this is what we can expect from him…

    Trump says re: O: “He’s a disaster, he shouldn’t be President…the man should not be president…he’s a total disaster…the man is not equipped to be President”

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

    ah…finally…

  173. 10 Reasons Obama is Just As Bad or Worse Than Bush

    April 5, 2011

    George W. Bush was clearly a mentally-challenged puppet of the military/banking/oil elite. The policies put it in place at breakneck speed after 9/11 were provably predetermined by think tanks well in advance. Not that other presidents were any less controlled by this hidden agenda, but there was a noticeable in-your-face quickening of corporate-government tyranny under Bush.

    These policies like wars of aggression, illegal surveillance of Americans, torture of detainees indefinitely held without formal charges, unfair “free trade” agreements, and bank bailouts rightfully enraged many progressives during the Bush years. Yet, not only have these policies accelerated under Obama, even more of the draconian playbook is unfolding.

    After 8 years of Bush’s reign that ended with a record low presidential approval rating in the low 20s, Obama’s promise of hope and change inspired many beyond mainline progressives. His campaign speeches were so powerful that they landed him the Nobel Peace Prize without having done anything for world peace except to offer the idea in order to get elected.

    As a Constitutional law professor and attorney, Obama appeared to have a greater understanding of rights and the balance of power than did flunky Bush.

    Bank/Corporate Bailouts: Although the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), otherwise known as the bankster bailout, occurred on Bush’s watch, Obama fully supported it as necessary. (full read at link)

    Betrayal of the Poor: Bush never pretended to give a damn about the poor and the systematic mechanisms that keep them poor; openly calling the “haves and have mores” his “base.” (full read at link)
    Expansion of Free Trade: Obama excoriated NAFTA, GATT and other so-called “Free Trade” agreements that were put in place under Clinton and Bush (with CAFTA). One of Obama’s campaign mailers to Ohioans read “one million jobs have been lost because of NAFTA, including nearly 50,000 jobs here in Ohio.”
    (full read at link)

    Escalating Wars of Aggression: Whoever thought it couldn’t get worse than Bush in regards to wars of aggression — especially by a Nobel Peace Prize recipient — have been proven dead wrong (fral)

    Torture and Sport Killing: Bush accepted some blame for the Abu Ghraib torture debacle. Rightly so, as it was his Administration that set forth more enhanced interrogation permissions down the chain of command that ultimately resulted in such disgusting behavior. (fral)

    Illegal Domestic Surveillance: It seems the monster surveillance-industrial complex that was kicked off under Bush remains in full swing under Obama. Obama voted for the Bush/Cheney FISA-telecom immunity after vowing to support a filibuster of it while he was a Senator. (fral)

    Rule of Law is Dead: The Rule of Law is an ancient concept that means a society is governed by rational, objective written laws, as opposed to the personal whim or arbitrariness of some king. fral)

    Free Speech Restrictions: Bush mainly used fear, intimidation, access and fake reporters to control the establishment message. He and the media cartel acted in concert to sell gigantic lies to the public. (fral)

    Internet Rights Eroding: The open and free Internet is under full assault under Obama’s leadership.

    Obamacare Fascism: Even many progressives view Obamacare as a purely fascist policy. When a progressive tries to defend Obamacare these days, the best argument they can give is “at least Obama tried to fix the problem.”
    ___________________________-

    America doesn’t stand a chance without an honest assessment of what she represents and where she is heading under the policies outlined above. The Bush-Obama evolution is as blatant as it gets that the current two-party system has morphed into one that would more properly be labeled The Corporatist Party. We might do better to look beyond the two teams that so many root for, and realize that there is one central clubhouse from which they both operate.

    http://www.activistpost.com/2011/04/10-reasons-obama-is-just-as-bad-or.html

  174. haha,, the Donald.. ‘I don’t want to hear about Bush right now..’ he neutralized a lot Obots and Obama sympathizers and Bush haters in one sentence..

  175. Mrs. Smith,

    That about says it all doesn’t it. And the fact that this is allowed to go on in the United States is truly horrifying.
    ______________

    Really surprising- seeing that PA is Teresa Kerry’s home base and Sen Kerry is Chair of the Foreign Relations Com. and they do NOTHING! I don’t think it is legal for having armed guards from another country guarding a compound on American soil.
    ________________

    I wrote something to you earlier you may have missed.
    __________
    Mrs. Smith
    April 5th, 2011 at 4:17 pm

  176. oh no! look at this.. she is just a puppet, a pretty one at that who can talk well on camera.. it is a pity..

    … Wasserman Schultz didn’t get any of the House leadership jobs that she sought last year, particularly the chair of the DCCC (which is now Rep. Steve Israel). Notably, leaders in Ohio and Florida were the final options for the job…

    There would most likely be an operations head to fulfill the day-to-day duties of the DNC chair while Wasserman Schultz did her job in the House. She would basically be used for messaging and high-profile events.

    http://news.firedoglake.com/2011/04/05/debbie-wasserman-schultz-picked-to-head-dnc-replacing-senate-candidate-kaine/

  177. Mrs. Smith,

    I did miss what you posted before. Thanks for alerting me.

    obama’s bff list keeps getting longer and longer with corrupt names world over.

    But heck what does that matter as long as the celestial choir backs him up and the AA’s think he is the new messiah.

  178. I stomached another hour of Hannity tonight, I don’t know why, but his panel discussed what Rethug could beat Barry’s ass…

    Guess who screamed the loudest that Trump could not win the primary and could not beat his sweetness Messiah, the one damn Dim on the panel.

    I think Obamacrats are scared to death of Trump running, why?

    – He is rich and doesn’t need to bend over for campaign contributions.

    – He doesn’t follow the party line to be in the pack.

    – He doesn’t follow anyone and doesn’t play by the rules.

    – He has a bigger ego and mouth than the Fraud and he has confidence because he is a financial success. He knows Barry is a fraud and he is tired of Obama getting a free pass.

    Go get ‘um Trump!! Rip the Obamacrats and the MSM to shreds.

  179. There are no candidates that can hold a candle to our girland she must be drafted or this country will sadly and quickly become a third world unwanted and tagged as the mess that BO and MO built with greed and ignorance.

    Now take a look at our real POTUS.

    On January 21, 2009, Hillary Rodham Clinton was sworn in as the 67th Secretary of State of the United States. Secretary Clinton joined the State Department after nearly four decades in public service as an advocate, attorney, First Lady, and Senator.

    Secretary Clinton was born in Chicago, Illinois on October 26, 1947 to Dorothy Rodham and the late Hugh Rodham.
    She attended local public schools before graduating from Wellesley College and Yale Law School, where she met Bill Clinton. In 1974, Secretary Clinton moved to Arkansas, a year later then married Bill Clinton and became a successful attorney while also raising their daughter, Chelsea. She was an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas School of Law, and after working to strengthen the local legal aid office, she was appointed by President Jimmy Carter in 1977 to serve on the board of the Legal Services Corporation, which she later chaired.

    During her 12 years as First Lady of the State of Arkansas, she was Chairwoman of the Arkansas Education Standards Committee, co-founded the Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, and served on the boards of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and the Children’s Defense Fund.

    In 1992, Governor Clinton was elected President of the United States, and as First Lady, Hillary Clinton became an advocate of health care reform and worked on many issues relating to children and families. She led successful bipartisan efforts to improve the adoption and foster care systems, reduce teen pregnancy, and provide health care to millions of children through the Children’s Health Insurance Program. She also traveled to more than 80 countries as a representative of our country, winning respect as a champion of human rights, democracy and civil society. Her famous speech in Beijing in 1995 — when she declared that “human rights are women’s rights, and women’s rights are human rights” – inspired women worldwide and helped galvanize a global movement for women’s rights.

    With Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, Secretary Clinton worked to launch the government’s Vital Voices Democracy Initiative. Today, Vital Voices is a non-governmental organization that continues to train and organize women leaders across the globe.

    In 2000, Hillary Clinton made history as the first First Lady elected to the United States Senate, and the first woman elected statewide in New York. In the Senate, she served on the Armed Services Committee, the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, the Environment and Public Works Committee, the Budget Committee and the Select Committee on Aging. She was also a Commissioner on the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.

    As a Senator, Clinton worked across party lines to build support for causes important to her constituents and the country, including the expansion of economic opportunity and access to quality, affordable health care. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, she was a strong advocate for funding the rebuilding of New York and the health concerns of the first responders who risked their lives working at Ground Zero. She also championed the cause of our nation’s military and fought for better health care and benefits for wounded service members, veterans and members of the National Guard and Reserves. She was also the only Senate member of the Transformation Advisory Group to the Department of Defense’s Joint Forces Command.
    In 2006, Senator Clinton won reelection to the Senate, and in 2007 she began her historic campaign for President. In 2008, she campaigned for the election of Barack Obama and Joe Biden, and in November, she was nominated by President-elect Obama to be Secretary of State.

    Secretary Clinton is the author of best-selling books, including her memoir, Living History, and her groundbreaking book on children, It Takes A Village. She and President Clinton reside in New York.

  180. And the fact that this is allowed to go on in the United States is truly horrifying.

    ————

    Why believe that story? Do you believe everything Ulsterman says too?

  181. ABM90
    April 5th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    There are no candidates that can hold a candle to our girl

    ———–
    Yes, no one can.

    But will she run or would she even accept a draft nomination?
    That is the question we all want to know.

    I will never give up waiting for Hillary.

  182. At this point all they have are the die hard Dem party loyalists, easily impressionable 20 yo college students and AAs.. Others are waiting for a viable alternative.

  183. Liberalism is very broad. Here is a definition of “classical liberalism”. If I were asked to define this, I would have never gotten it correct. It almost seems conservative to me.

    Classical liberalism in the United States (also called laissez-faire liberalism[13]) is the belief that a free market economy is the most productive. It may be represented by Henry David Thoreau’s statement “that government is best which governs least.” Classical liberalism is a philosophy of individualism and self-responsibility. Classical liberals in the United States believe that if the economy is left to the natural forces of supply and demand, free of government intervention, the result is the most abundant satisfaction of human wants. Modern classical liberals oppose the concepts of social democracy and the welfare state.

  184. I will try to attend that event in Boca on the 16th with trump. As for Wasserman Shultz, I like her as she was pro Hillary….unfortunately, she then became a very vociferous supported of Obama and did little imo to stand up to Obama’s unmitigated attacks on Israel.

  185. There is a story about Bristol Palin making 260+ thousand on Yahoo! news for being a spokesperson for The Candie’s Foundation effort to raise awareness for teen pregnancy. The comments against her are brutal. Palin derangement syndrome from some pretty nasty people.

  186. Larry @ No Quarter

    Obama and his team of amateurs have managed to produce the worst of all outcomes. We have alienated our friends and failed to strongly back reformists that are not inspired by extreme theological visions. Like it or not a cold war between Sunnis and Shias is heating up. This conflict pits Iran against Saudi Arabia. If our interest is in stabilizing the world’s oil market and tamping down inflation then we need to back the Saudis and back them strongly. If our interest is in destabilizing the Sunni extremists and promoting the spread of Shia influence then we ought to be seeking to rekindle relations with Tehran. But we are not doing either. We are sitting on the sidelines watching events unfold and exercising little influence in the process.

    The most apt metaphor in my opinion is the Chicago fire. The fire has spread to all neighborhoods. Some of those neighborhoods are better off if burned to the ground. Some, however, hurt us if they go up in smoke. Firefighter Obama is just watching. And his inaction is jeopardizing the future security of our country.

    When Mrs. O’Leary’s cow kicked the lantern
    In Chicago town
    They say that started the fire
    That burned Chicago down
    That’s the story that went around
    But here’s the real low-down
    Put the blame on Mame, boys
    Put the blame on O-BAHHH-MAH

  187. Here is a video interview with Christian Adams, the former assistant US Attorney in the Voting Rights Section of the Obama Justice Department. As you will recall, he is the one who blew the whistle on the racist Obama Administration for dropping the case against the new black panthers who committed egregious acts of voter intimidation against white voters in Philadelphia. Here, Adams provides important insight on how Obama plans to cheat to win in 2012–and how we can stop him. Watch because this will have application in your state as well. These are evil people hell bent on stealing our democracy.

    http://libertypundits.net/article/doj-whistleblower-christian-adams-there-are-tools-were-not-using-to-prevent-election-fraud/

  188. Best line i read in ages…..

    “President Obama’s approval ratings are so low now, Kenyans are accusing him of being born in the United States.”

  189. Prosser, Kloppenburg virtually deadlocked as Supreme Court race remains tight
    By Larry Sandler and Patrick Marley of the Journal Sentinel
    Updated: April 6, 2011 |(78) COMMENTS

    Spring 2011 election
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    Justice David Prosser clung to a narrow lead over Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg in the state Supreme Court race early Wednesday, after a hard-fought campaign dominated by political forces and outside interest groups.

    But even with 97% of the vote counted, less than 2,000 votes separated the candidates.

    That close margin had political insiders from both sides talking about the possibility of a recount, which Wisconsin has avoided in statewide races in recent decades. Any recount could be followed by lawsuits – litigation that potentially would be decided by the high court.

    The razor-thin result was the latest twist in Wisconsin’s ongoin

  190. Might be the “late” Dane co votes. I am sure they will find a few lost ballot box’s some ‘too” tired worker took home tomorrow.

  191. Yes it is Dane county that is holding out. This election is going to be stolen I think. Sound familiar?

  192. Shadowfax:
    “But will she run or would she even accept a draft nomination?
    That is the question we all want to know.”
    ******

    Do you really think we can wangle a draft nomination? I think the best we can do is to get a few delegates for her with a write-in campaign. That will, however, oblige her to take a public stance on the matter. If she demurs, we hit harder. Eventually, I don’t see how she can refuse.

    Another pertinent question is, what part would WJC play in such a draft-Hillary effort? He could and would in no way discourage it, but he couldn’t encourage it either, ie in public, at least not at the outset. Perhaps he could be prevailed upon to advise the draft movement, contribute financially, or even direct it from behind the scenes. Maybe he has already been in touch with William Dejean? Is that why Dejean removed his Facebook page and went ‘private’ again?

    WJC’s potential role, rather than Hillary’s reaction, is the real brain teaser for me. He’s a loose cannon, and a big one. His public statements in support of O are always tepid and, when you think about them, there is an underlying criticism with an indication of a better path that could be followed. He can also make statements about domestic policy that Hillary cannot make.

    Perhaps, though, the best path to a successful Hillary draft runs through someone like James Carville. There is no doubt in my mind that Carville would back an HRC run from the getgo. He would make no bones about backing Hillary, whom he respects as much as we do, and dumping O, whom he despises as much as we do.

    Also, Carville has smarts, a big mouth, guts, impunity (ie nothing to lose), strong Jacksonian credentials, knowledge of the media, he is accessible and has access to the Clintons. There may be others like him, but he’s the only one I know to possess all those qualities.

    A Carville could get the bandwagon rolling and then other larger figures among the Ds could jump on board – think Gillebrand and even the Kennedys – and maybe even some Republicans. I can see WJC now, saying “I wish James wouldn’t do that”!

  193. Obama Picks Campaign Spokesman
    “After surviving an intense tryout in the Chicago mayor’s race,” the Chicago Tribune notes Ben LaBolt “is being given a possibly even tougher assignment for a press spokesman: President Obama’s reelection campaign.”

    The 29-year-old LaBolt “will move to the Obama reelection campaign after the mid-May inauguration of Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel, for whom he acts as communications director.”

    He does likes those young men round him….

  194. http://www.advocate.com/News/Daily_News/2011/04/05/Obama_Rehires_Gay_Spokesman/

    Ben LaBolt, the gay public relations whiz who helped elect Barack Obama in 2008, will serve as spokesman for the president’s reelection campaign.

    LaBolt currently serves as communications director for Rahm Emanuel, Chicago’s mayor-elect and the former chief of staff to President Obama. The 29-year-old LaBolt will move to Obama’s camp following Emanuel’s swearing-in as mayor in mid May. An Illinois native, LaBolt will work out of Chicago.

    Between his 2008 campaign efforts for Obama and taking over communications for Emanuel, LaBolt worked at the White House’s press office, specializing in environmental, justice, and energy issues and guiding communication efforts around the nominations and eventual appointments of Supreme Court justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan.

  195. Is it just me or does Obama like surrounding himself with attractive young gay men. Michelle will be hocking sleeves off again.

    I mean he has Jon Favreau, (the speechwriter who everyone in the world seems to know is gay), Kal Penn ( and his mysterious mugging and hanging around of Dupont) and now his campaign spoekesman Ben Labolt.

    Does he intended to have one of us for everyday of the week.

  196. “A Carville could get the bandwagon rolling and then other larger figures among the Ds could jump on board – think Gillebrand and even the Kennedys – and maybe even some Republicans. I can see WJC now, saying “I wish James wouldn’t do that”!
    _________________________

    Agreed- because for the most part posters just don’t get Clinton-speak and we waste days and time arguing BC’s message. Even when it is fully explained to them, they continue obfusticating, objectifying and pretty much tiring out the people who afford the Clintons unconditional support and who are ready to act.

    The message BC conveys to the masses only because he has to remain within the parameters of supporting Obama and keeping Hillary out of it, for now-

  197. moononpluto
    April 6th, 2011 at 7:35 am
    ==========================

    I didn’t realize that you were gay.

  198. Mrs. Smith
    April 6th, 2011 at 8:37 am
    =============================

    I think that we get it, but we just don’t like it… the game, that is. Why does it even have to be played in the first place. Let there be new rules if it does have to be played.

  199. moononpluto
    April 6th, 2011 at 3:00 am
    ———–
    haha, no transcripts, nothing to release. Not sure, if we ever will know the truth on any of this one way or another. A lot of this seems like hiding it in plain sight which is why he has got this far and makes entertaining the idea of such a magnificent con job just plainly ludicrous. I don’t think we will ever know.

  200. Hypocrisy of the week : The same party that fled Wisconsin and Indiana to shut down state legislatures now says a government shutdown would be apocalyptic.

  201. OMG..it made the MSM … in UK!
    _____________

    The Rense photographs are awesome.

    It’s only a matter of time before they start calling Obama, “The Manchurian Candidate”- and outcry will be for his Birth Certificate. I have no idea how the Obots will spin this..

    how can they make an effective believable argument about those scars?

  202. “I think that we get it, but we just don’t like it… the game, that is. Why does it even have to be played in the first place. Let there be new rules if it does have to be played.”
    ______________

    Thats just it- it’s not a game. It’s War.
    Bill Clinton uses the rules for “The Art of War” by Sun Tsu in his political strategy. When the premise is understood and the successes/failures already realized, the questions soon abate.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Art_of_War

  203. Mrs. Smith – they cannot make an effective believable argument about A N Y T H I N G because it has all be put under lock and seal. A L L O F I T.

    The real thing that American’s should be DEMANDING loud and clear is that ALL OF IT be released.

    So long as the White House, the DNC, Congress and the MSM whistle in the dark and put their fingers in their ears and say “la-la-la-la-la”, conspiracy theories will abound.

    This is why Trump is ruffling feathers. He is DEMANDING to know, as should we as a nation.

  204. This is why Trump is ruffling feathers. He is DEMANDING to know, as should we as a nation.
    __________________

    I’m here, as well as a few other, all the time. We are not new to what Trump is doing and appreciate his effort at undoing whatever charismatic hold Obama has had over voters in the 08′ election. Trump is working to dismantle the image Obama created for himself in his books as this black man, who never knew his father and blah, blah, blah and made it to the WH-

    What I hope is the plan, is that Trump in the end, turns his support to Hillary and Trump supporters turn to Hillary as the next president along with her loyal supporters who have been with her and on this blog since 07′. And hopefully, others who formerly supported Edwards, Richardson and Biden become staunch supporters of the pack supporting Hillary.

  205. Norma, I can’t believe what is going on here. It is daylight robbery in plain sight and so many people involved. Just show us the documents that everybody else did/does, right?

  206. Mrs. Smith: “What I hope is the plan, is that Trump in the end, turns his support to Hillary and Trump supporters turn to Hillary as the next president along with her loyal supporters who have been with her and on this blog since 07′. And hopefully, others who formerly supported Edwards, Richardson and Biden become staunch supporters of the pack supporting Hillary.”
    *****

    All possible, hope springs eternal… my up-front concern is getting the ball rolling, with an ice-breaker candidate (Feingold anyone?) and some savvy leader in the Dem ranks. After Carville, I think of Harold Ickes.

  207. Real POTUS at work.

    Public Schedule
    Washington, DC

    April 6, 2011

    ——————————————————————————–

    SECRETARY OF STATE HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON
    9:15 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with the management team, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    10:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton delivers remarks at “Rescue and Refuge: A Tribute to Persons of Courage,” an event marking the 60th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention, hosted by the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, at the Department of State.
    (OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
    Pre-set time for video cameras: 9:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
    Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.

    12:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton speaks with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    3:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini, at the Department of State.
    (JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 3:35 P.M.)
    Pre-set time for video cameras: 2:45 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
    Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 3:15 p.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lob
    2:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Steinberg attends a meeting at the White House.
    (MEDIA DETERMINED
    9:30 a.m. Deputy Secretary Nides meets with Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Paul Brinkley, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)Initiative, in Washington DC.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

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  208. OMG..it made the MSM … in UK!

    Oh, that article made my day! The tabloids smell blood in the water…

  209. Lots of talk today, like we said there would be about Paul Ryan as the VP slot in 2012.

    I’m pretty sure he would be a good choice for the rpeublicans actually, telegenic, likeable and intelligent.

  210. Mrs. Smith – I was just making a general reply – not specific to you or anyone on Big Pink! I too have been here since January 08 or so, when I learned about it on Hillary’s Web Site in the comments.

    We have ALL WORKED HARD to unmask this FRAUD, and PM317 is totally correct. Daylight Robbery of the American Political System and Voting rights.

    I am working hard at the moment with the folks of “We Will Not Be Silenced” to add more actual footage of Caucus and Election Fraud in ’08 because even if it gets little attention NOW, I feel so strongly about this that the historical importance of this documentary will provide for lessons going forward, or, at the least, provide another ‘benchmark’ of where we as a nation lost COMPLETE control of our rights as citizens to choose our leaders.

    And although election fraud is as old as dirt, it REALLY became a problem in 2000 with Bush v Gore, when the two arms of the same tree of TPTB pitted Americans against Americans to achieve their common goals. It happened again, less blatantly in 2004, but the DNC and the Obamacrats doubled down, as you know, in 2008.

    We are no longer represented as citizens, and the flagrant disregard by the Administration and the MSM of these important and critical issues tells us in no uncertain terms we as citizens no longer count.

    That being said, if anyone here has VIDEO from caucus cheating in 2008, or knows someone inside, please let me know and I will get it to the Producers.

  211. Interestingly, Rove said last night that prior to Obama’s glorious speech yesterday he gave odds of 75-25 that there would not be a government shutdown. He called him out for a craven lack of leadership and duplicity, and wonders whether the dims have not become prisoners of their own tactics. Between now and November 2012 we will see rioting across the country, I am afraid.
    ——————-

    Obama Votes Present On Budget

    Posted by Erick Erickson (Profile)
    Wednesday, April 6th at 9:10AM EDT

    It really is amazing to me that Barack Obama is digging in his heels on the fluff of his budget. He has chosen to vote present on his own Deficit Commission’s report. He has chosen to vote present on entitlement reform.

    Obama gives a great speech. He says we need entitlement reform. But he is not willing to offer up actual reform. Paul Ryan did and now Obama is attacking Paul Ryan.

    John Boehner, this morning, called out Mr. Obama for the attack. In a statement released this morning, Boehner said

    “I’m disappointed but not surprised that the White House has chosen to attack Chairman Ryan’s budget proposal. Chairman Ryan has put forth a ‘serious, honest, and straightforward approach’ to addressing our nation’s enormous fiscal challenges.’ Those aren’t my words, but rather those of the bipartisan co-chairs of the president’s own deficit commission, whose recommendations he ignored when putting together his budget. Instead, he presented Congress with a budget that punts on the drivers of our debt while raising taxes by $1.5 trillion, a surefire recipe for destroying jobs in America. The president is certainly entitled to disagree with our budget, but what exactly is his alternative? If he wants to have an ‘adult conversation’ about solving our fiscal challenges, he needs to lead instead of sitting on the sidelines.”

    It is worth noting that boht the Deficit Commission Democrat Co-Chairman, Erskine Bowles, and the Republican Co-Chairman, Alan Simpson, are calling Paul Ryan’s budget a step in the right direction. Likewise, Erskine Bowles recently wrote that the President does not go far enough.

    Obama has, yet again, voted present.

  212. Norma Desmond
    April 6th, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Mrs. Smith – they cannot make an effective believable argument about A N Y T H I N G because it has all be put under lock and seal. A L L O F I T.
    ____________________

    Norma Desmond
    April 6th, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Mrs. Smith – I was just making a general reply – not specific to you or anyone on Big Pink! I too have been here since January 08 or so, when I learned about it on Hillary’s Web Site in the comments.
    _________________

    Oh?

  213. And Trump is talking about forgeries too, so when and if Obama releases those documents, many won’t believe they are for real. Trump has the trump card.

  214. Norma Desmond,
    I just want to thankyou for all your work getting this to the forfront of the american public…I wish you the best of luck.

    This fraud was first done by the rethugs in 2000 against Gore…the Brazoid was enlisted to do it for the “one”, because he was the chosen one to continue what the Bush’s have started….

    Did you happen to see the look on Obama’s face when he put that “medal of honor” around HW Bush’s neck??? That looks tells me all I need to know about who/what is behind Obama….of coarse its the Bush’s….they control the oil and now they’ve bought the land over the largest aquifier in the America’s….yah think they might want to control that in the future too????
    If the people don’t wake up soon, we are in big trouble!

  215. Obama launch video still has less than 1/2 views of the Republican parady. Obama sent out to over 13 million……lack of enthusiasm much.

  216. What’s Pataki Mulling?

    Former New York Gov. George Pataki (R) “held a secretive lunch with supporters yesterday, fueling speculation that he might make a 2012 run for president,” the New York Post reports.

    Said a spokesman: “It was not a fund-raiser. He got together with some friends and supporters… They did talk about politics, they talked about the future.”

  217. Norma Desmond
    April 6th, 2011 at 10:46 am

    “That being said, if anyone here has VIDEO from caucus cheating in 2008, or knows someone inside, please let me know and I will get it to the Producers.”
    ______________________

    What producers?

  218. Norma,

    I have the info you are looking for and I have Lynette Longs’ research in video format.

  219. The Producers of “We Will Not Be Silenced”

    I am working with them as a volunteer because I believe so strongly in what they are doing. Outing the fraud, bringing attention to the Caucuses and how unfair and easily manipulated they are, and trying to stop them in the future.

    As for “Oh?”

    Yes, I was here. Under a few different names, the first being my real business name, where I had my ID usurped by a Pro-Obama bunch of buffoons and had to deal directly with the Office of the Atty General of Missouri to file complaints. I was here when Idunn was, when OkieAtty used to post regularly, and even when BMerry – now Brenda Elliott of RBO was a regular. Wbboei, Anitabug and many others knew me way back when. Since that time, life changes being what they are, I didn’t comment much for a year or so, but read with regularity Admin’s posts and the comments string.

  220. democrat1
    April 6th, 2011 at 10:40 am
    Read….

    Sounds like Republicans have been in Honolulu passing out 100’s. They are getting the dirt and dribbling it out through sites like Ulsterman. I still think that site is a Republican ratf#@%ing outfit. I also think O’Reily and loony Beck are part of the playacting so they can come around and say they did not want to believe it and they are so sad when it implodes. They are the good Republicans as if there is such a thing.

  221. Norma Desmond: here is an account of the caucus fraud and intimidation perpetrated by Obama thugs against Hillary supporters in the Texas primary. It came from one precinct in El Paso, but it was part of a statewide effort to subvert the democratic process–and it avers as much. For example, in Houston it was worse. In Laredo, where I was, BOTS tore the doors off the gymnasium at one precinct, and there were six squad cars there by the time I arrived. The following account may be particularly useful to your people. It is a credible for a number of reasons, and Pacific John would be hard pressed to retract it at this point, regardless of how much pressure he is subjected to:

    1. First of all, this is a CONTEMPORANEOUS ACCOUNT. In other words, these facts were recorded at or near the time of the event. That is important because experience has shown that memory fades, or gets embellished with the passage of time. That is one badge of credibility

    2. Second, this account comes from an election observer appointed by the Democratic Party. His DEFINED ROLE was to ensure that the rules of procedure were strictly adhered to by both parties in the caucus setting. His observations are wholly consistent with and in furtherance of that role. That is another badge of credibility.

    3. Third, the election observer who authored this account has BROAD EXPERIENCE in the field of election monitoring. This is evident from the fact that he did similar work for the Party in California. Therefore, he had some objective, comparative basis for reaching the conclusions he does. That is yet another badge of credibility.

    4. Fourth, the election observer who authored this account is NEUTRAL. He makes it clear at the outset that he is not part of the Hillary team. In that sense, he has no stake in the outcome, and is simply there to enforce the rules. That is yet another badge of credibility.

    4. FIFTH, these observations amount to a form of WHISTLE BLOWING by a Party insider. His purpose is clear: to alert party officials that a grave injustice has been done by one side, and the victims are the Party and the Hillary supporters. And to demand that something be done to address it. He does this at sufferance to is own standing within the party. That is yet another badge of credibility.
    ————————————————————
    by Pacific John, Fri May 02, 2008 at 10:08:18 PM EST

    Following my friend Lois Capps’ endorsement of Barack Obama, it became clear that I had done her and other delegates a disservice by not disclosing information I witnessed at the Texas caucuses, and that endorsements should be made with the benefit of this information. After her endorsement, I wrote to Rep. Capps so that she can be fully informed in the event that delegates are forced to shift from one candidate to the other as the party forms a consensus behind the stronger of the two candidates.

    I need to point out that I am not on the Hillary for President campaign staff, and that the campaign has gone to significant lengths to keep this dirty laundry out of the press. However, it is my strong feeling that we should not withhold evidence of crime, particularly since it is inconsistent with the public Obama image of being above “anything it takes to win,” and it sheds significant light onto the otherwise puzzling difference between the popular vote and caucus results. Here are excerpts from my letter to Rep. Capps.

    I was a volunteer field organizer in El Paso, Texas and investigated irregularities for three weeks after the election.

    As a Democratic Coordinated Campaign Regional Director in 1996 and as a volunteer on campaigns in the 1990s, I have the ethical obligation to report what I saw in Texas.

    When California 22nd CD Republican candidate Tom Bordonaro famously tried to suppress the vote by phone banking under a false name, many of us in the Capps campaign immediately said that we would walk away from a campaign if our side were similarly unethical. That moment kept replaying through my head election night in El Paso. Simply put, the Obama campaign made Tom Bordonaro look ethical.

    Lois Capps is correct when she wrote that Sen. Obama is inspiring. However, many of the actions of his campaign that I witnessed and investigated are criminal.

    I know this information is jarring, and puts DNC delegates in an uncomfortable situation, but if the time comes for delegates to endorse or get behind a consensus candidate, this information should be available. As I wrote to Rep. Capps, I apologize for not illuminating this earlier.

    My observations in Texas were that caucuses were broadly illegitimate. In a few well-run counties, Hillary’s caucus vote was the same or better than the popular vote, but in chaotic counties, she fell behind by double digits. While Texas is the only state to have both a binding popular vote and a caucus vote, we saw similar results in Washington State, where Obama’s numbers plunged in the unofficial primary compared to the caucuses .

    This stands out: only four major Texas counties were orderly enough to report most of their caucus results election night, and in three of these, caucus preference mirrored the popular vote (HRC popular/caucus): El Paso (69/75), Austin/Travis (37/34), San Antonio/Bexar (56/57). In the case of Austin, I have read reports that that both sides ran their caucuses well.

    These counties had exceptional organizations, but it should not take heroics to run a fair election.

    On election night in El Paso, it became obvious that the Obama field campaign was designed to steal caucuses. Prior to that, it was impossible for me to imagine the level of attempted fraud and disruption we would see. It was far worse than any GOP campaign I have organized against on the Central Coast, worse than Tom Bordonaro’s, worse than Andrea Seastrand’s, worse than the Dole campaign whose supporters vandalized our headquarters.

    We saw stolen precincts where Obama organizers fabricated counts, made false entries on sign-in sheets, suppressed delegate counts, and suppressed caucus voters. We saw patterns such as missing electronic access code sheets and precinct packets taken before the legal time, like elsewhere in the state. Obama volunteers illegally took convention materials state-wide, with attempts as early as 6:30 am. Some of this was presented in a press release from Clinton Campaign Counsel Lyn Utrecht, but I witnessed worse than what she disclosed.
    In one example of fraud that I witnessed, one of my precinct captains, an elderly Hispanic woman, called me to report that BHO supporters had illegally seized control of the convention. During our series of phone calls, Mrs. “A.” reported that the Obama people took the convention materials and did not have a legal election of officers. Like nearly all of El Paso, BHO people would have lost such an election in this majority-Hillary, Hispanic, mostly elderly precinct convention.
    The Obama people ordered Mrs. A. to sit across the room during the delegate calculation, and excluded Hillary supporters from the process. Mrs. A. overheard an Obama supporter call in a false delegate count to Austin. In a 13 delegate precinct where Obama should have won approximately 4 delegates, the Obama supporters attempted to award 19 delegates to Obama. This was not innocent. During my attempts at cell phone diplomacy, the Obama “chair” hung up on me, and refused to talk to the ethical Obama organizer I was paired with at another precinct convention. As with all major attempts at fraud that we identified, this delegate count was rectified in private at the county TDP headquarters, according to TDP rules, but there were no public charges or sanctions. It is my opinion that people should be in jail, but there is not a mechanism for this sort of prosecution, certainly not within TDP rules.

    Although I have only volunteered in one state, virtually every Clinton staffer I have talked to has similar stories from other caucus states. While the Hillary field campaign operates and feels very much like typical Democratic campaigns, the Obama campaign is something new to Democratic politics. From my perspective, it looks like it has copied the worst attributes of Republican campaigns, but with unprecedented zeal.

    Ironically, only in very well-organized areas like El Paso were we able to even identify the scale of the attempted irregularities. In these areas, we were also able to rebuff most attempts at fraud, correct fraudulent delegate counts, and protect our voters. In less well-organized areas, we did not have enough eyes and ears to identify or stop fraud, and our numbers plunged.

    Although affidavits have not been made public, I have copies and records of the voter complaints for which I did interviews. Although the Hillary campaign has not gone public with evidence of fraud, the national legal team has approximately 200 such affidavits and 2000 voter complaints. The campaign intends to win the popular vote without airing these charges in public, but I suspect the campaign will provide authorities with this evidence upon request.

    My own sense is that this information should not be withheld from delegates, since it both casts the Obama campaign as stunningly unethical, and it severely undermines the general credibility of caucuses. It also points out that perception and reality are upside down. The campaign that will “do anything to win,” including the illegal acts documented in affidavits, is not Hillary’s.

    In fact, I was as proud of the integrity and transparency of the Hillary campaign in Texas as I was of the Capps and Clinton/Gore campaigns of the 1990s.

    I would be happy to share records in my position with appropriate authorities.

    It is true that elements of the Obama campaign appeal to our better angels, but, in the moment of truth when the Obama campaign echoed Republican Tom Bordonaro’s, I made the personal decision that Sen. Obama cannot be our nominee.

    I am positive that any Democrat who witnessed what I did would stand against Sen. Obama now, and I have faith that some endorsements like Rep. Capps’s are temporary. This is wrenching for a Democratic activist like me who has served on county and Assembly District committees, but I cannot support a candidate with a criminal campaign.
    Here at MyDD, I’ll try to make time to answer factual questions
    7:42 (pacific) Housekeeping note: I have to leave right now, but will check back in this evening.

    Update 1

    There have been some good question in the comments.
    In this one, there is the question about a challenge by Obama supporters, lawyer/judge Don Williams. My position is that the rules should be followed, and the process be as transparent as possible. I understand that 77% of UTEP sign in sheet preference was for Hillary, after there were a few correction related to fraud from Mr Williams’ side. I understand this challenge should be resolved by the state credentials committee, along with a large number of other challenges, prior to the Austin convention. As I understand it, the challenge states that the rules in the nominations committee at UTEP were misinterpreted. But what I saw was fraud, not a difference of opinion about convention rules. I would support any legitimate adjustment to delegate counts, be it from a correction of fraudulent sign-in sheets, or a correction of a faulty ruling.

    This post raises a lot of good questions, too many to handle adequately without a new diary:
    I’ve yet to hear any verified account of fraud. Two months, but nothign. Why after going for a month and half now on Wright do think the media would just shut out any attempt to challenge the legitimacy of the caucuses? Where is the reporting?! Why is it that you saw this, but no reporters, police officers, judges, lawyers or others who would be compelled to speak up about it and document it?
    If there is evidence of this I want to hear it. This would be criminal and I’m not.

    Finally, Hillary won El Paso by 75%. How with that overwhelming majority did you allow a minority to override the will of the majority? Even in the example of Mrs. A (you told us you witnessed this personally, but the only evidence you give is a person not named and the precinct not given), there was a majority of Hillary supporters. How did they let a minority overrule a majority? That doesn’t make sense. Please explain it to me.

    First, why did I keep quiet? I followed the campaign’s guidance to resolve these issues behind closed doors. There were a few elements of this: the campaign’s first concern was make as many corrections to the delegate count as possible within TDP rules, in TDP offices. Once the deed was done, an orderly audit benefited our side, and pushing these charges in the press would have created a circus (a la Florida) that would have shut down the process of verifying sign in sheets and delegate calculations.

    Second, why no reporting? Because the press did not seek to investigate this, even though the Clinton campaign published the linked press release that we had evidence of widespread illegalities. I called a reporter from the El Paso Times who did not return my call. Also, this did not get pushed in the press after the initial press release because the TX Hillary campaign chose to trust the process and grind out the delegate count. Since the TDP is run by people who support both campaigns, there would have been a serious lose of face to air these charges, and would have strained the professional relationships between all in the campaigns and in the party. In the specific case of El Paso, I am told Chair Danny Anchondo did not want to humiliate leading Obama-supporting Democrats who he will have to live with for years to come.

    Third, how did a minority faction override the majority? In the end, they did not. We had the best field operation I have ever seen, and in most cases, had a few trained people in each precinct. I should add, our organization was so overwhelming, the Obama campaign abandoned their precinct captain program about a week before the election, placing their bets on an election-day blitz by out of state organizers. We were also transparent, and included people with ties to the Obama campaign in our caucus training program. We knew that an orderly process favored Hillary. We would not have known about Mrs. A’s precinct if we did not have trained people in the room. So, we were able to over-turn problems like Mrs A’s precinct after the fact. How did the Obama organizers seize the convention in the first place? By intimidation, by physically controlling the legal documents, and by ignoring the legal process that called for an election of officers. They took the convention package and never let go of it.

  222. Mrs. Smith – I know those making the documentary know Lynette Long, but I don’t know what they have on video via her. We are trying to expand from just talking heads.

    ANYTHING you can offer would be a great help. I can be reached through FreedomFairy’s Blog and we can connect to talk (email or phone), if that is to your liking. Or, however you suggest!

  223. Wbboei –

    “How did the Obama organizers seize the convention in the first place? By intimidation, by physically controlling the legal documents, and by ignoring the legal process that called for an election of officers. They took the convention package and never let go of it.”

    Is there any of this STILL AVAILABLE on Video? As you can imagine, YouTube has been ‘magically’ unhelpful. There used to be a lot of this stuff there.
    Guess that’s what you get when Google not only controls America’s information, but the White House as well!

    It’s fine and well to read recounts, and to have ‘talking heads’ say they saw stuff that we ALL know really happened, but as they say a picture is worth a thousand words.

    Thank you – I will pass it on.

  224. Norma,

    I see we have something in common. I had the unfortunate circumstance of persecution by BO supporters at DU under the moniker, Tellurian. I was banned from DU because I asked one simple question.

    “Where is Obama’s Birth Certificate?”

    If you go back in Pink’s archives, I was the first or second member here along with Wbboei who did the research as to the order of our tenure.

    Also, I along with another Pink poster, Oakie-Atty were working with atty Phil Berg who was attempting to get a TRO on the DNC, Dr. Dean, Nancy Pelosi and the Dem Nominating Committee in Denver preventing them from Nominating Obama because of Obama’s uncertain citizenship issue. Naturaly, we were thwarted. Anyone attempting to serve papers was barred from entering the convention premesis.

    You can try this site Pumas Unleashed and it’s sister site, Hillary Unleashed which are both mine. Pumas Unleashed is a huge archive of factual information regarding Obama’s agenda. Plus a special page devoted to “We will Not be Silenced” that hopefully has the info you are looking for.

    http://pumasunleashed.wordpress.com/we-will-not-be-silenced/

  225. Norma-

    If you have accessed the Puma Unleashed site and read the third comment on that page… you will see the skull-duggery even within wordpress.. BO supporters were undermining our efforts for archival of evidence where the videos of part 2 and part 3 of the caucus irregularities mysteriously disappeared. I always knew where to find them on youtube. Here they are in the left hnd column:

    http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=we+will+not+be+silenced&aq=0

  226. Parts of the Gigi Gaston film are there as well. She and Brad were hired by PumaPac to film the fraud occuring in Texas and a few other caucus states.

    I never heard what happened to all their filming material as the end all…

  227. Thanks Mrs. Smith – The skulduggery certainly exists. What I am really wanting to find is all the OLD stuff – the caucus stuff on video people posted from their own phones and such. I have some and have sent it to Gigi, but i KNOW there is more somewhere.

    I KNEW folks who had a lot, and some now don’t and some just won’t talk.

    BBL

    have too go make a living!

    Thx!

  228. What I am really wanting to find is all the OLD stuff – the caucus stuff on video people posted from their own phones and such.
    _________________

    That is the OLD stuff, reported directly from the caucus workers with real names who can be reached for an update for what they went through during the caucuses…

  229. A little over 200 votes in WI
    ******

    ELECTION 2011 |

    Supreme Court race too close to call, Kloppenburg has narrow lead over Prosser ( incumbent Repub )

  230. Too weird
    *****
    Glenn Beck Leaving Fox News Show

    Will transition off later this year; produce other projects for FNC

    By Andrea Morabito — Broadcasting & Cable, 4/6/2011 12:44:08 PM

    Glenn Beck is giving up his daily program on Fox News Channel later this year, it was announced Wednesday.

    Beck’s production company Mercury Radio Arts will work with Fox News to “develop and produce a variety of television projects for air on the Fox News Channel as well as content for other platforms including Fox News’ digital properties,” according to the press release.

    Beck’s Fox News show is the third highest rated in cable news.

    Developing…

  231. turndownobama
    April 5th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    ——————
    I am really shaking my head here. Instead of always going for the jugular, why on earth don’t you ever just show me proof of your side of things.

    And yes I believe what Mrs. Smith posted. And no I don’t believe everything Ulsterman posts. He posts enough to make it feasible and that is where my support ends.

    Mrs. Smith, on the other hand, I trust 100%. She has given me know reason to doubt her posts and research.

    And finally, this is not the first time I have read about this Muslim invasion of sorts. Which lends to its validity to me.

  232. John McCain: Hillary Clinton is an ‘international star’

    Sen. John McCain (R) is sharply critical of the multilateral approach that the Obama administration has taken on Libya. But at a Monitor breakfast on Wednesday, he praised Hillary Clinton.

    Sen. John McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, calls Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton an “international star” but sharply criticizes the Obama administration’s policy on Libya.

    At a Monitor-sponsored breakfast for reporters on Wednesday, Senator McCain, the 2008 Republican candidate for president, was asked to rate President Obama’s national security team. “I think the international star is Secretary Clinton,” McCain said. “She has done a really tremendous job.”

    But the Arizona senator was sharply critical of how the Obama administration has responded to the uprising against Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi. “The president continues to rely on multinational efforts. I am all for multinational efforts; I am all for getting coalitions together,” McCain said. “But the United States still has to lead. And if the United States doesn’t lead, then nobody leads.”

    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2011/0406/John-McCain-Hillary-Clinton-is-an-international-star-video

  233. Well, I am not one of the first people on this blog. I know I was excited to find it, and I appreciated that Admin had created it, and so many political savy people participated in it. You have educated me, and helped me through the difficult times. You have also taught me new places to look for information that is more acccurate then I knew.

    I am really glad to be still hanging on here, and learning everyday.

  234. April 5, 2011

    Obama Gets Invitation to Israel.The push is on for President Barack Obama to return to the Middle East. This time to Israel.

    Mr. Obama met Tuesday at the White House with Israeli President Shimon Peres, and was presented with an invitation to visit the Jewish state in the coming months, according to Israeli officials. Many Israeli public commentators have clamored for the U.S. president to make the trip, arguing he’s already visited key Middle East capitals, such as Cairo and Istanbul.

    Israel’s public has proven skeptical of Mr. Obama, due to his highly public spats with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the issue of Jewish construction in disputed territories. President Peres is believed to have a more amicable relationship with Mr. Obama and is paving the way for a spring visit by Israel’s prime minister.

    One potential target date for an Obama visit to Israel is late June. Mr. Peres annually holds his Israeli Presidential Conference that month in which a number of world leaders normally attend.

    “There has been no commitment, though,” said an official briefed on the meeting between Messrs. Obama and Peres.

    The two men also discussed the current political turmoil bracing the Middle East and the threat posed by Iran’s nuclear program. The two men also agreed on the need to resume Arab-Israeli peace talks, particularly as a successful outcome could help shape more moderate governments emerging from the democratic surge rippling across the Middle East.

    “With the winds of change blowing through the Arab world, it’s more urgent than ever that we try to seize the opportunity to create a peaceful solution between Palestinians and Israelis,” Mr. Obama told reporters Tuesday.

    http://www.worldjewishdaily.com/toolbar.html?4t=extlink&4u=http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2011/04/05/obama-gets-invitation-to-israel/?KEYWORDS=israel

    ————————–

    I doubt obama will ever visit Israel. I’m sure he feels it would taint him.

  235. nomobama
    April 5th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Liberalism is very broad. Here is a definition of “classical liberalism”. If I were asked to define this, I would have never gotten it correct. It almost seems conservative to me.
    ——-
    Well either I am a true Liberal, which I always thought, or the Rethugs are bsing us again and trying to sound like the party of white knights, stealing these beliefs…or just trying to paint them in the worst possible light.

    My idea of the FAR left folks, is they are ‘Progressives’ some Marxists. Those are words they use for themselves where I live.

  236. Obama in Israel in June…hmmm,hmmm! Is this when the antichrist is signing the peace treaty….LOL!

    It’s all bullshit, the whole government…the whole freaking enchilada!

  237. Some congressman is going to Libya to talk to Ghadafi…what is the name and the political affiliation???

  238. Obama No Longer Bothers to Vote Present–He Just Skips Town

    During the election of 2008, many pundits pointed to Obama’s nasty habit of abstaining from key votes in the Illinois State Senate, sadly during much of his Presidency so far, he has tried to do the same thing, voting present instead of being the leader the country needs. Lately though, it seems as if Obama is changing his strategy, instead of voting present, he is simply skipping town.

    Just a few weeks ago, he declared War Kinetic Military Action on Libya and then went to South America. Today as the federal government is about to shut down declare a static bureaucratic operation, the President is going on a campaign jaunt. Curiously he is doing so despite the fact that he has been criticized for a lack of leadership in this ongoing budget battle.

    Remember his impromptu words yesterday?

    A fiery President Obama insisted Tuesday that if he and congressional leaders couldn’t reach a deal to avert a government shutdown, “I want a meeting again tomorrow here at the White House.”

    “I will invite the same folks that we invited today,” he added. “And if that doesn’t work, we’ll invite them again the day after that. And I will have my entire team available to work through the details of getting a deal done.”

    The president is scheduled to make two campaign speeches today, one on energy in the Philadelphia suburbs, and another tonight to a group of black political activists in New York.

    Obama’s town hall on energy will be held at a wind turbine plant in the town of Fairless Hills in Bucks County, a well-known political bellwether in the Philadelphia area. While the city of Philadelphia overwhelmingly votes Democratic, its suburbs swing between the Democratic and Republican parties, making them crucial for Obama’s 2012 campaign.

    On the bright side (for the President) Fairless Hills expected to have good golf weather most of the day:

    http://yidwithlid.blogspot.com/2011/04/obama-no-longer-votes-present-he-skips.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+YidWith

  239. Perez and company had best not get too close to Obama. He is radioactive from a political standpoint. Inviting him to Israel in June is not an encouraging sign. Too much eyewash about an Arab spring.

  240. OBAMA’S EMPTY “RECOVERY”

    Some say Obama is a shoo-in for re-election because a few tepid months of positive jobs numbers (which are a mere shadow of reality) indicate a recovery. But these two NY Times articles explain why this is the Recovery that “ain’t”, indicating that any talk of him bumbling through a second oath of office is a huge overreach.

    Yes, there are jobs being created, but:

    a) many don’t pay well enough (see second article).

    b) the “labor force” (defined as “working” or “looking for work”) continues to shrink, down to 64.2% of adults. That’s more than 1/3 who DON’T COUNT. Here’s an excerpted quote from 4/2 NYT:

    nytimes.com/2011/04/02/business/economy/02jobs.html

    “Yet March’s numbers also offered more than a few cautionary signs that the national economy was not cured of all its ills. The ranks of Americans who have been without a job for 27 weeks or more remain painfully high, at more than six million. And the labor force has shrunk steadily since the beginning of the recession, to a point that just 64.2 percent of adults are either in the work force or looking for a job. That is the lowest labor participation rate in a quarter-century.

    For several months now, economists have expressed hope that unemployed Americans will take heart from signs of new hiring and re-enter the work force. That did not happen in March; the labor participation rate was unchanged.”

    &&&&&&&&&

    Here’s another article from 4/1 NYT documenting how middle and lower class Americans (many who voted for Obama in 2008) are not seeing results from Obama’s plans:

    nytimes.com/2011/04/01/business/economy/01jobs.html?_r=2&smid=tw-nytimesbusiness&seid=auto

    Many Low-Wage Jobs Seen as Failing to Meet Basic Needs
    ===============

    Hard as it can be to land a job these days, getting one may not be nearly enough for basic economic security.

    The Labor Department will release its monthly snapshot of the job market on Friday, and economists expect it to show that the nation’s employers added about 190,000 jobs in March. With an unemployment rate that has been stubbornly stuck near 9 percent, those workers could be considered lucky.

    But many of the jobs being added in retail, hospitality and home health care, to name a few categories, are unlikely to pay enough for workers to cover the cost of fundamentals like housing, utilities, food, health care, transportation and, in the case of working parents, child care.

    A separate report being released Friday tries to go beyond traditional measurements like the poverty line and minimum wage to show what people need to earn to achieve a basic standard of living.

    The study, commissioned by Wider Opportunities for Women, a nonprofit group, builds on an analysis the group and some state and local partners have been conducting since 1995 on how much income it takes to meet basic needs without relying on public subsidies. The new study aims to set thresholds for economic stability rather than mere survival, and takes into account saving for retirement and emergencies.

    “We wanted to recognize that there was a cumulative impact that would affect one’s lifelong economic security,” said Joan A. Kuriansky, executive director of Wider Opportunities, whose report is called “The Basic Economic Security Tables for the United States.” “And we’ve all seen how often we have emergencies that we are unprepared for,” she said, especially during the recession. Layoffs or other health crises “can definitely begin to draw us into poverty.”

    According to the report, a single worker needs an income of $30,012 a year — or just above $14 an hour — to cover basic expenses and save for retirement and emergencies. That is close to three times the 2010 national poverty level of $10,830 for a single person, and nearly twice the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

    A single worker with two young children needs an annual income of $57,756, or just over $27 an hour, to attain economic stability, and a family with two working parents and two young children needs to earn $67,920 a year, or about $16 an hour per worker.

    That compares with the national poverty level of $22,050 for a family of four. The most recent data from the Census Bureau found that 14.3 percent of Americans were living below the poverty line in 2009.

    Wider Opportunities and its consulting partners saw a need for an index that would indicate how much families need to earn if, for example, they want to save for their children’s college education or for a down payment on a home.

    “It’s an index that asks how can a family have a little grasp at the middle class,” said Michael Sherraden, director of the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis, who consulted on the project and helped develop projections for how much income families need to devote to savings. “If we’re interested in families being able to be stable and not have their lives disrupted and have a little protection and backup and be able to educate their children, then this is the way we have to think.”

    The numbers will not come as a surprise to working families who are struggling. Tara, a medical biller who declined to give her last name, said that she earns $15 an hour, while her husband, who works in building maintenance, makes $11.50 an hour. The couple, who live in Jamaica, Queens, have three sons, aged 9, 8 and 6.

    “We tried to cut back on a lot of things,” she said. But the couple has been unable to make ends meet on their wages, and visit the River Fund food pantry in Richmond Hill every Saturday. With no money for savings, “I’m hoping that I will hit the lotto soon,” she said.

    To develop its income assessments, the report’s authors examined government and other publicly available data to determine basic costs of living. For housing, which along with utilities is usually a family’s largest expense, the authors came up with “a decent standard of shelter which is accessible to those with limited income” by averaging data from the Department of Housing and Urban Development that identified a monthly cost equivalent for rent at the fortieth percentile among all rents paid in each metropolitan area across the country.

    They chose a “low cost” food plan from the nutritional guidelines of the Department of Agriculture, and calculated commuting costs “assuming the ownership of a small sedan.” For health care, they calculated expenses for workers both with and without employer-based benefits.

    Ms. Kuriansky said that the income projections do not take into account frills like gifts or meals out. “It’s a very bare-bones budget,” she said.

    Obviously, the income needs change drastically depending on where a family lives. Ms. Kuriansky said the group was working on developing data for states and metropolitan areas.

    The report compares its standards against national median incomes derived from the census, and finds that both single parents and workers who have only a high school diploma or only some college earn median wages that fall well below the amount needed to ensure economic security.

    Workers who only finished high school have fared badly in the recession and the nascent recovery. According to an analysis of Labor Department data by Cliff Waldman, the economist at the Manufacturers Alliance, a trade group, the gap in unemployment rates more than doubled between those with just a high school diploma and those with at least a four-year college degree from the start of 2008 through February.

    For some of the least educated, Mr. Waldman fears that even low wages are out of reach. “Given the needs of a more cognitive and more versatile labor force,” he said, “I’m afraid that those that don’t have the education are going to be part of a structural unemployment story.”

    Even for those who do get jobs, it may be hard to live without public services, say nonprofit groups that assist low-income workers. “Politicians are so worried about fraud and abuse,” said Carol Goertzel, president of PathWays PA, a nonprofit that serves families in the Philadelphia region. “But they are not seeing the picture of families who are working but simply not making enough money to support their families, and need public support.”

    In New York, Áine Duggan, vice president for research, policy and education at the Food Bank for New York City, estimates that about a third of the group’s clients are working but not earning enough to cover basic needs, much less saving for retirement or an emergency. She said that among households with children and annual incomes of less than $25,000, 83 percent of them would not be able to afford food within three months of losing the family income. That is up from 68 percent in 2008 at the height of the recession.

    As the nation’s employers add jobs, it is not yet clear how many of them are low wage jobs, especially those that do not come with benefits, like health care. Manufacturing, for example, has been relatively strong and tends to pay higher wages.

    Over the last year, wages adjusted for inflation have been essentially flat. “If we were creating more low-paid jobs,” said John Ryding, chief economist at RDQ Economics, “we would expect more of a decline in real wages.”

  241. Too close to Chicago. Can we never get a fair election and recount in this country?
    ******

    In Wisconsin, the Secretary of State will supervise a recount. In this case, it is someone named Douglas J. La Follette. La Follette is a long time liberal Democrat, with associations to all sorts of far left leaning groups. He has been fined several times for improprieties in office. In his last election, he beat back a strong Republican surge in Wisconsin to keep his office. His top four contributors to his campaign were:

    The Wisconsin State AFL-CIO
    Wisconsin Laborers District Council
    The Operating Engineers local
    The Electrical Workers local

    One of the times La Follette was fined, he was allowing a far leftist group to use his Secretary of State’s office for political events. Do we have any confidence he will conduct this recount in a fair manner?

  242. Remember his impromptu words yesterday?

    A fiery President Obama insisted Tuesday that if he and congressional leaders couldn’t reach a deal to avert a government shutdown, “I want a meeting again tomorrow here at the White House.”

    “I will invite the same folks that we invited today,” he added. “And if that doesn’t work, we’ll invite them again the day after that. And I will have my entire team available to work through the details of getting a deal done.”

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

    I heard someone yesterday quoting the ‘big, bad authorative O stating the words above…and demanding that the congress act like grown ups and he will have them back at the WH until a deal is done…

    …the only problem is…that what O is talking about is last years budget…the same budget that did not get completed when O and the dims were in control and had the majorities and power to run the agenda…

    …NOW all of a sudden O gets involved in LAST YEAR’S BUDGET…

    what a joke…

    O tries to act like he is doing something and as if he is in charge…one year too late…what the hell is he going to do now that he has less power and this years budget is around the corner…time for more traveling…

  243. poor Obots having trouble reconciling their fantasies and the reality they got with O

    …not so fired up these days…

    Blogger John Moyers proposes some new Obama slogans:

    “Change you can believe in: As long as you don’t expect ME to get out front and make a forceful argument for it.”

    “Change you can believe in: As long as the GOP and the Chamber of Commerce approve.”

    “Change you can believe in: As long as it doesn’t really challenge the power of Wall Street or inconvenience the wealthy.”

  244. Obama just jumped the shark….

    Obama tells man complaining about price of gas for his SUV: “if you’re getting 8-mpg, you might want to think about a trade-in.”

  245. Not Your Emperor’s War
    By John Batchelor on April 6, 2011 at 11:00 AM in Current Affairs

    NATO [from video below the fold]: “…they are the ones who have been systematically attacking…civilians…attacking their own people…” “Human shields…is one of the primary reason the planes are returning without dropping their weapons…” “It’s one of the reasons…a combination of factors…” “…no further details…” “we take any reports of civlian casualtiues very seriously….” “the right of self-defense…” Reporter: “is there a gap there in air capacity…?”

    Am told that the Benghazi sitrep detriorates and that the next phase is to search for a ceasefire before Q forces make Benghazi unbearable. POTUS pulled back too soon; the morale blow to the opposition is palpable. Also, is France overcommitted? Afghanistan, Libya, Cote D’Ivoire?

    [Text continues below the video.]

    The UN and French forces at Abidjan have Gbagbo trapped, but he will not quit. The holdout methodology has benefits.

    Now the ICC Inquisitors are prowling around, as if there is a standard of conduct for dictators and warlords.

    Welcome to the Metternichian stew of the Second French Empire of Louis-Napoleon III (below the death mask of the Emperor, 1873).

  246. moononpluto
    April 6th, 2011 at 2:41 pm
    Obama just jumped the shark….

    Obama tells man complaining about price of gas for his SUV: “if you’re getting 8-mpg, you might want to think about a trade-in.”
    ___________________

    If only that man had been thinking faster on his feet-

    He could have said: “I am thinking of a trade-in…

    YOU IN 2012!” hahahha!

  247. Obama: Coal “contributes to weather patterns’ changing” — he seems to be staying as far away as he can from cap-and-trade/global warming

  248. Obama just jumped the shark….

    Obama tells man complaining about price of gas for his SUV: “if you’re getting 8-mpg, you might want to think about a trade-in.”
    ________________________

    Point taken. But why stop there? Let’s hoist the asshole by his own petard. Watch: Obama is costing this nation trillions of dollars per year. Voters who are not loons themselves “might want to think about a trade-in” and not expect that the one they are trading in has much blue book value for the average American.

  249. Talk about sticking the knife in Obama with kindness lol….how does this look.

    Full text of Gaddafi’s letter to Obama, via AP: Our son, Excellency,
    President Obama
    U.S.A
    We have been hurt more morally that physically because of what
    had happened against us in both deeds and words by you. Despite all
    this you will always remain our son whatever happened. We still
    pray that you continue to be president of the U.S.A. We Endeavour
    and hope that you will gain victory in the new election campaigne.
    You are a man who has enough courage to annul a wrong and mistaken
    action. I am sure that you are able to shoulder the responsibility
    for that. Enough evidence is available, Bearing in mind that you
    are the president of the strongest power in the world nowadays, and
    since Nato is waging an unjust war against a small people of a
    developing country. This country had already been subjected to
    embargo and sanctions, furthermore it also suffered a direct
    military armed aggression during Reagan’s time. This country is
    Libya. Hence, to serving world peace … Friendship between our
    peoples … and for the sake of economic, and security cooperation
    against terror, you are in a position to keep Nato off theLibyan
    affair for good.
    As you know too well democracy and building of civil society
    cannot be achieved by means of missiles and aircraft, or by backing
    armed member of AlQuaeda in Benghazi.
    You yourself said on many occasions, one of them in the UN
    General Assembly, I was witness to that personally, that America is
    not responsible for the security of other peoples. That America
    helps only. This is the right logic.
    Our dear son, Excellency, Baraka Hussein Abu oumama, your
    intervention is the name of the U.S.A. is a must, so that Nato
    would withdraw finally from the Libyan affair.Libya should be left
    toLibyans within the African union frame. The problem now stands
    as follows:-
    1. There is Nato intervention politically as well as military.
    2. Terror conducted by AlQaueda gangs that have been armed in
    some cities, and by force refused to allow people to go back to
    their normal life, and carry on with exercising their social
    people’s power as usual.
    Mu’aumer Qaddaffi
    Leader of the Revolution
    Tripoli 5.4.2011

  250. DAILY NEWS ELECTION 2012 POLL RESULTS (4/6/11)-
    NOT LOOKING GOOD FOR OJACKASS:

    If the election were held today, who would you vote for?

    President Obama 9%
    Any GOP candidate 83%
    I’m not sure yet. 1%
    It depends on who else is running. 6%

    http://www.nydailynews.com/nydn/poll.do?pollCmsUniqueId=20110404_election_2012&pollTitle=Election+2012&pollQuestion=If+the+election+were+held+today%2C+who+would+you+vote+for%3F&voteExpirationDate&option_labels=President+Obama%3BAny+GOP+candidate%3BI%27m+not+sure+yet.%3BIt+depends+on+who+else+is+running.&20110404_election_2012=2&vote=vote

  251. and once again the spin is building. Can’t help thinking that the media wants to post such ridiculous speculation because none of them want to be caught empty handed on the less than iffy chance that Hillary changes her mind and does run.

    ——————

    April 06, 2011

    Is a 2012 Clinton 45 Win Unthinkable?

    By Lee Cary

    Hillary Clinton would make a formidable 2012 presidential opponent running against any of the current crop of likely GOP candidates. Maybe that’s why so many of them are keeping their powder dry, so far. They’re waiting to see what she does.

    Political intelligence can be, like military intelligence, an oxymoron. (This I learned in both venues.) The two crafts are not dissimilar. Each collects and examines shards of possible evidence; rates the veracity of each piece; searches for connections; tests each against an unfiltered range of suppositions; sprinkles in magic dust made from the ground-up intuitive glands of a dozen woolly worms; and then glues together a propositional urn that, they hope, holds water. But, all too often, it holds nothing. Think WMD’s in Iraq.

    With that avowal in place, imagine the world turning toward a Democratic Party 2012 presidential primary where Hillary Clinton challenges Barack Obama, one more time.

    A September 10, 2010, American Thinker article entitled “Hillary Clinton’s Campaign for ’12 Is Underway” posited that “Hillary’s campaign for the Democrat nomination for president in 2012 began last June 8 [2010], when, during an interview with an Ecuadorean television reporter, she announced the Department of Justice’s plan to bring a lawsuit against Arizona’s immigration act.” Lately, signs have surfaced to keep that notion alive.

    First, though, let’s review Hillary’s stated plans beyond the office of Secretary of State (SoS). On December 3, 2010, according to Reuters, she said,

    “I think I’ll serve as secretary of state as my last public position and then probably go back to advocacy work, particularly on behalf of women and children.”

    William Tecumseh Sherman once said he’d rather spend four year in prison than four in the White House. But that was just Uncle Billy being candid. We ought to take Hillary’s stated disinterest in a higher office at its particular face value — it means nothing, particularly when prefaced with “I think.” She could change her mind. When she ran for a second Senate term in 2006, that office had an implicit finality about it, too.

    Furthermore, several things have changed since she became SoS. For one, her approval rating has risen considerably. According to a recent Gallup poll,

    “Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s favorable rating from Americans is now 66%, up from 61% in July 2010 and her highest rating to date while serving in the Obama administration. The current rating is just one percentage point below her all-time high rating of 67%, from December 1998.”

    As the New Socialist Democratic Party projects an increasingly leftist image, most notably to those moderate swing-voters coveted by both parties, Hillary has remained detached from what moderates allegedly perceive as partisan bickering between the left and the right. (Never mind that partisan bickering began with Jefferson v. Hamilton and never stopped.) Consequently, Hillary is positioned to emit the fragrance of compromise with the Rodney King bouquet of “Can’t we all get along?” amidst the scent of a woman…”It’s her turn!”

    Next, factor this in: In the drama that preceded the U.S. military intervention in Libya, the media promoted the image of a Hillary growing impatient with Obama’s dithering as the nation awaited President Godot to return from S. America and do something…decisive.

    Hillary, White House Advisor Samantha Power, and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice were heralded as the three musketeerettes who successfully lobbied Obama for aggressive U.S. intervention in Libya. Hillary got the lioness’ share of the kill credit.

    That eventually fed into MSNBC’s Chris “Tingle Leg” Matthews’ slobbering comments following Hillary’s March 18th comments concerning Libya.

    “Well that’s the look at Hillary Clinton, Commander in Chief. Didn’t you get the sense that she was president? I’m not knocking it! Didn’t she look strong? She looks like she knows what she’s doing. She doesn’t want to have Gaddafi there five more minutes. The President is operating a balancing act, which doesn’t have as much stir to it. She seems to know what she’s doing. “I’m getting rid of Gaddafi!” She much more hawkish. At least a couple notches, right?”

    Stir in the curious rumor that Samantha Power is being considered as the next SoS. (Who’s promoting her, and why?) The pro-Hillary website HillBuzz labeled Power as an “ultra-leftist.” You may remember that Power resigned from the Obama campaign after she was reported to have called Hillary a “monster.”

    Meanwhile, John Philips of the Los Angeles Times came close to calling on her to run in 2012.

    “Despite her contemporary denials, Hillary would only throw her hat in the ring if she thought she had a better than even chance at moving back into the White House. Obama is looking weak, but not weak enough to justify a primary challenge…yet.

    If Libya turns into a full blown disaster…resulting in billions of dollars wasted, boots on the ground and abysmal public opinion numbers, my money is on Hillary resigning her post as secretary of State and jumping in the 2012 primary.”

    Then there’s the memory of that decidedly derisive gesture Obama directed toward Hillary during their battle for the 2008 nomination. Perhaps she holds a grudge. Perhaps the sun will rise tomorrow.

    Except for those moments when she’s center stage, where she’s often been during the Libyan drama, Hillary has seldom displayed the demeanor of the Happy Camper.

    So, are we to accept her stated plan to finish her four-year stint as SoS, and then do advocacy work for woman and children, whatever that means? Or, might Obama’s poll numbers sink to a level where she hears the bugle call “Charge” and makes one last run to be Clinton 45?

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/04/is_a_2012_clinton_45_win_unthi.html

  252. HURT: Reporters continue to be snookered by Obama

    By Charles Hurt
    The Washington Times
    Tuesday, April 5, 2011

    ANALYSIS/OPINION:

    Even among the nuzzling press here in Washington, the shine of President Obama has worn off.

    Hope and Change has crashed upon the craggy shores of reality.

    Gitmo is still open and open for trials – a perfect double backflip rare even by Washington standards.

    And then there were Mr. Obama’s worldly-wise assurances that peace would reign and everybody would love us if only we had a sophisticated, multilingual president who had lived abroad, on other continents, with roots in the Muslim world.

    Instead, he has shepherded us from feared and loathed to just loathed. And, of course, mocked.

    Even reporters, the most ardent foot soldiers of Mr. Obama’s 2008 campaign, have felt the sting of his unkept promises.

    He accepted an award for his much-bragged-about “openness” behind closed doors. And he barred entry to even a single reporter when he signed a historic treaty to further reduce our nuclear defenses.

    White House reporters grumbled privately that even the scorned Bush administration never would have clamped down so tightly on the free press.

    Now comes Mr. Obama’s new re-election campaign slogan: “It begins with us.”

    In other words, he is not seeking a second term. He wants a do-over.

    Understandably.

    So, it stands to reason, the press will not be snookered again. Or, at least it won’t be out there shamelessly trying to snooker voters this time around.

    Think again. Your trusted mainstream media is every bit as much in the bag for the Obama campaign this time as it was last time.

    The most stunning example of this has played out in the two weeks since the release of grisly photographs showing our own troops murdering Afghan citizens and posing for gruesome pictures with the corpses.

    The last time America suffered such dishonor committed by a handful of rogue soldiers was in 2004 when disturbing pictures surfaced of soldiers abusing prisoners at Abu Ghraib.

    The press was savage. The treatment of the prisoners, reporters insinuated, was a clear indication of beliefs held at the highest levels of the Bush administration.

    In the weeks after Abu Ghraib came to light, White House reporters took every opportunity to demand answers from the very top of command.

    In the course of just two press briefings and one short “gaggle” on Air Force One with the White House press secretary, reporters asked 97 questions about Abu Ghraib. President George W. Bush was compelled to give two interviews exclusively about the photos, and he was pressed about it during an unrelated event in the Rose Garden. The scandal dominated news coverage for months.

    It would be fair to assume, then, that with the release of pictures so much more horrifying, revealing crimes so much more heinous, and against innocent civilians, that the press has been just as outraged and every bit as relentless in demanding answers from the top of command.

    In the two weeks since the first photographs were revealed, just once has the White House been pressed publicly about the pictures. And that one time was just a “quick follow” to a question about another matter.

    This, mind you, while the White House press corps in 15 briefings and gaggles over the past two weeks has managed to squeeze in eight questions about how that crazy preacher in Florida who burned the Koran is to blame for violence in Afghanistan.

    Even when the press had an opportunity to personally grill Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. – who, as a senator, called for high-level resignations in the wake of Abu Ghraib – not a single question.

    Now that is some change you can believe in.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/apr/5/reporters-continue-to-be-snookered-by-obama/

  253. Mrs. Smith, on the other hand, I trust 100%.

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

    Oh, dear. I agree with her on some things (eg Libya) but some of the things she pastes … ooof!

    Jan, I think of you as a nice, calm, sensible person. So I’m shocked when you seem to accept craziness unthinkingly.

  254. Ok, we’ve reached Loonyland, ding ding everyone off……

    Police in Ohio said a man was charged with a misdemeanor count of teasing a police dog after he was spotted making barking sounds at the canine.

    Mason Police said Officer Bradley Walker was investigating a car crash outside the Mason Pub at about 2:30 a.m. Sunday when he heard the police dog in the back seat of his car “barking uncontrollably” in response to Ryan Stephens, 25, “making barking noises” and “hissing” at the animal, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Wednesday.

    Walker said Stephens began to walk away from the scene and ignored commands to stop. He said he caught up with the suspect and asked him why he was harassing the canine.

    “The dog started it,” Stephens allegedly replied.

    Stephens, who Walker said appeared “highly intoxicated,” was released to a bar employee who promised to drive him home. He was ordered to appear in court April 21 to face a charge of teasing a police dog.

  255. “That is the OLD stuff, reported directly from the caucus workers with real names who can be reached for an update for what they went through during the caucuses…”

    Sorry Mrs. Smith – I guess I did not look closely enough on your site. I was trying to get out of here to get to a client’s.

    Will go back and thoroughly examine. I just saw the WWNBS clips – which we know are available!

    Mybad!

    Norma

  256. oooh slapdown…..

    House Speaker Boehner at press conference: ‘I like the president personally … but the president isn’t leading’ on the budget

  257. Moon – everyone always says they “like him personally.”

    But I ask, how can you LIKE someone as feckless, as inexperienced, as self-centered and such a liar as Bam has turned out to be?

    I guess it take one to know one, and maybe Boehner sees in him (Bam) the same upstanding qualities as described he sees in himself and all his cronies….

  258. Carol
    April 6th, 2011 at 3:24 pm
    DAILY NEWS ELECTION 2012 POLL RESULTS (4/6/11)-
    NOT LOOKING GOOD FOR OJACKASS:

    If the election were held today, who would you vote for?

    President Obama 9%
    Any GOP candidate 83%
    I’m not sure yet. 1%
    It depends on who else is running. 6%
    ______________________________________________

    I realize that’s just an internet “click contest”, but it actually looks closer to what I imagine Obama’s support is than these polls showing his approval at 40%+

  259. Norma Desmond
    April 6th, 2011 at 3:51 pm
    Moon – everyone always says they “like him personally.”

    But I ask, how can you LIKE someone as feckless, as inexperienced, as self-centered and such a liar as Bam has turned out to be?
    ______________________________________________

    Same question I ask when I hear or read that “although Americans personally like the President …”.

    WHAT is “likeable” about him? He’s aloof, arrogant and snotty. When he speaks he wags his finger and lectures us. When he speaks to other nations, he throws us under the bus while blowing smoke up their collective ass about their cultures’ greatness. I don’t see anything likeable about him to an American. An American hating effete, self-styled “elite”, yeah, but not any normal person.

  260. turndownobama
    April 6th, 2011 at 3:31 pm
    Mrs. Smith, on the other hand, I trust 100%.
    __________________________

    Oh, dear. I agree with her on some things (eg Libya) but some of the things she pastes … ooof!
    ________________________

    And don’t think for a minute when you agree with me, I don’t double check my results to make sure they are accurate and can be substantiated.
    ______________________

    Jan, I think of you as a nice, calm, sensible person. So I’m shocked when you seem to accept craziness unthinkingly.
    ______________________

    Jan is not only nice but is in possession of a logical mind based in facts and logical conclusions. What she means about you is… your comments are always pulled out of thin air as you posit your own opinion whether you know what you’re talking about or not.. and provide nothing in the way of hard evidence to back it up for discussion.

  261. Norma D

    ….That being said, if anyone here has VIDEO from caucus cheating in 2008, or knows someone inside, please let me know and I will get it to the Producers.

    ——
    Basementangel (RIP) and her husband filmed a lot of caucus fraud and put it in their film for Murphy and Riverdaughter. All the footage should be shared, but you need to go to their sites and see if you can all work together on this.

    I was really disappointed that this info didn’t come out before the General election in 2008, and hope it will come out before any election in 2012.

    Good luck on this project.

  262. turndown,

    I don’t know what to say to your latest comments about me because they don’t just insult my intelligence, but they also attack someone else’s whom I hold in high regard here.

    Therefore, I’ll just hope that you have a nice day and leave it at that.

  263. Shadow-

    Isn’t Basement Angel and Gigi Gaston one and the same? At least I thought they were.. If not, I hope somebody here knows…and can let us know for sure..

    This just came over the wire:
    ________________

    ACORN Pleads Guilty to Voter Registration Fraud in Nevada
    The defunct political advocacy group ACORN has pleaded guilty to one count of an election law violation in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    ACORN attorney Lisa Rasmussen told Fox News that a plea agreement was worked out with the state attorney general. The violation was for unlawfully providing compensation for registering voters based on the total number of people registered. Sentencing for the organization is set for August 10th, and the potential fine is a maximum of $5,000.

    ACORN itself was named as a criminal defendant for allegedly running an illegal voter registration scheme called “21,” or “Blackjack,” which paid ACORN workers bonuses based on the number of voters they registered in Nevada during the 2008 election.

    This is the only case in the country in which ACORN itself was named as a felony defendant, and it has since filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

    The deputy regional director of ACORN, Amy Busefink, was sentenced to a year of probation in January after she pleaded the equivalent of a no-contest to two misdemeanor counts of conspiracy in relation to the voter registration payment plan.

    ACORN field director Christopher Edwards copped a plea with prosecutors and agreed to testify against Busefink and ACORN.

    The original complaint filed in May of 2009, included 26 counts of compensation for registration of voters, a felony At the time Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller, a Democrat, said “we would be aggressive in our pursuit and prosecution of any fraudulent activity that might threaten the integrity of the election process.”

    Among the fake names proseuctors said that were filed by ACORN were members of the Dallas Cowboys’ starting lineup, including quaterback Tony Romo.

    ACORN has long faced criticism after dozens of its workers allegedly committed voter registration fraud during the 2008 election. The group dissolved amid falling revenues last year after conservative activists posing as a pimp and prostitute caught some of its workers offering tax advice to them.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/04/06/acorn-pleads-guilty-voter-registration-fraud-nevada/
    _________________________

  264. The real bombshell that Murphy or one of the Puma posters has is Obama’s donation report that was meticulously itemized pointing out questionable donors and violations of federal donor laws.

    McCain left several million in his campaign to cover expenses for a full forensic audit of his campaign donations. Obama’s audit was deemed unnecessary by the FEC as the response to posters requesting information regarding the disposition of his campaign donations.

    To this day, I doubt if Obama’s last presidential campaign could pass the sniff test for legitamate donations.

  265. Morris’s Take on the Budget Crisis:

    If House Republicans accept a “compromise” of less than $61 billion in budget cuts, it will demonstrate that they will never really make good on their sole bargaining chip — a government shutdown. If they don’t do it over the continuing resolution (CR), they won’t do it over the debt limit or the 2012 budget.

    If the Republicans in the House accede to Democratic and administration demands that they accept a lesser figure in budget cuts, they will throw away all their power and be revealed as toothless and impotent, though still noisy. In this one act, they will throw away the victory of 2010.

    And there is no need to cave in! The prospect of a government shutdown is not the only alternative. A targeted shutdown, which zero-funds programs we want to go away anyway and which the public will never miss, is the real option.

    Don’t shut down the government. Shut down the State Department and the Agency for International Development. Alone, that would generate the $61 billion in cuts. Zero-fund PBS and the Endowment for the Arts and Humanities. Zero-fund the Bonds for America Program ($12 billion). Zero-fund the stimulus programs for infrastructure construction and repair.

    Senate Democrats and the Obama administration will not dare shut down the rest of the government in retaliation. If they do, the entire fight will be posed as: Do we want to eliminate foreign aid, or shut down the entire federal government to save it?

    Once the Republicans win the fight in principle, they can back off the zero-funding and negotiate a CR that makes more sense and spreads the cuts more widely but still totals $61 billion. But during the shutdown phase, the shutdown must be targeted at agencies that have no popularity or domestic constituency.

    Once Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and President Obama realize that House Republicans won’t pull the trigger on a government shutdown (entire or targeted), there is no reason for them to negotiate seriously with the House. The GOP’s leverage will evaporate, and its capacity to fulfill any of its campaign promises will have been vitiated.

    Are the Democrats seriously to believe that House Republicans will kill the debt-limit increase if their demands are not met or will close the government on Oct. 1 if their budget is not adopted? Once the House Republicans back off on the CR, there is no way they can be taken seriously.

    For Speaker John Boehner (Ohio), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (Va.), Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (Wis.) and Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (Ky.), the stakes are their credibility within their own conference. The Tea Party Republicans and most of the freshmen are not going to support retreat from the $61 billion in cuts. They will be sustained by a massive outpouring of opposition to any compromise by their ground troops. By trying to do Harry Reid’s work and jamming a compromise down the throats of the freshmen and Tea Party Republicans, Boehner, Cantor, Ryan and Rogers all risk a profound division in the party. In effect, they will be announcing a kind of coalition majority in the House, discarding the leftist Democrats and the Tea Party Republicans with equal disdain. The Republican House campaigns of 2012 will be riddled with primary contests and much of the establishment of the party will be swept from office in a sea of anger and outrage at their failure to keep their promises.

    Any Republican who votes to compromise on the $61 billion is inviting a primary fight — one in which I will happily participate. We elected the House Republicans to stand firm. We put them in office not to cave in. And now, we will find out what they are made of.

  266. Mrs. S-

    basement angel’s blog

    Lorenda Starfelt 1955-2011

    Sat, 03/19/2011 – 4:38pm — basement angel

    My name is Brad Mays and I’m the husband of Lorenda Starfelt, AKA Basement Angel.

  267. Mrs. Smith
    April 6th, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    The real bombshell that Murphy or one of the Puma posters has is Obama’s donation report that was meticulously itemized pointing out questionable donors and violations of federal donor laws.

    ——-

    Yes, that is an entire part of the blog called the FECK Team, many gals over there, especially ‘Headclunker’ have put a lot of time into this:

    http://pumapac.org/forums/feck-obama-team/

  268. Fox News and Republicans always say they like Obama personally so they won’t be accused of ‘Obama Hate’ which implies they hate him because he is, umm, not white. They do this because the repubs love to charge others of ‘hating Bush’ meaning you could not possibly just disagree with Bush’s policies and actions, so you must just hate him. They are masters at the word game.

  269. http://www.politico.com/blogs/bensmith/0411/GOP_lawyer_circulates_Obama_impeachment_articles.html?showall

    GOP lawyer drafts Obama impeachment

    A prominent libertarian constitutional lawyer and civil libertarian has drafted an article of impeachment against President Obama over his attack on Libya, throwing down a legal gauntlet that could be picked up by some Congressional Republicans

    Bruce Fein, a former Reagan administration official in the Department of Justice and chairman of American Freedom Agenda writes in his 15-page argument of Obama’s course that “Barack Hussein Obama has mocked the rule of law, endangered the very existence of the Republic and the liberties of the people, and perpetrated an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor.”

    Fein is a small-government conservative who worked on the impeachment of President Bill Clinton and also called for the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, and his work doesn’t represent the Republican Party line. But it comes as some Republicans on the Hill, led by Senator Rand Paul, object vociferously to Obama’s decision to strike targets in Libya without Congressional authorization.

    “He’s been more bold than any other president,” said Fein, who said Obama has failed to secure congressional approval for his military action in a much more brazen way than previous administrations.

    “If he can wipe out the war powers authorization, why can’t he wipe out Congress’s authority to spend?” asked Fein. ” If we’re going to be a government of laws, and not descend into empire, this is Caesar crossing the Rubicon.”

    Fein said a number of Congressional offices have expressed interest in his proposal.

    “They actually need to defend constitutional prerogatives,” said Fein. “There’s definitely been interest on the Hill. There’s at least two dozen who have been open to the idea that this is a serious constitutional crisis.”

    Fein’s articles of impeachment discuss the run-up to the Libya conflict and conclude, “In all of this, President Barack Obama has acted in a manner contrary to his trust as President and subversive of constitutional government, to the great prejudice of the cause of law and justice and to the manifest injury of the people of the United States.”

    The article of impeachment and three subsections are after the jump.

  270. So essentially Obama’s first term,

    first 2 years, travelling around to swish places doing nothing, last 19 months of, travelling around in campaigning mode in swish places doing nothing.

  271. So the left wing advertisers were successful in getting Beck off Fox…I liked a lot of his educational shows. He often talked about many of the things we do here and the frauds dangerous associations. I know, I know, he was not in our girls corner. I just don’t want the fraud back in 2012 and if they are successful in getting the third most popular show in cable off the air, I just don’t feel good about this.
    ***********

    Two George Soros Events Aim to Remake the Financial Order and the Media — So Where’s the Reporting?

    By Dan Gainor

    Published April 06, 2011 |

    FILE: Billionaire financier George Soros speaks at a Reuters Newsmaker event in New York on Sept. 15, 2010.
    Apparently, megalomaniacs need schedulers.

    Just ask George Soros. The left-wing billionaire is helping fund two major conferences that start on the same day, in two different locations just a three hours apart by car. Two liberal events packed into one long weekend. God created the world in six days. Apparently, Soros, who sees himself as “some kind of god,”needs just a long weekend to start remaking today’s world in his image.

    The emphasis of both conferences is a familiar one to American voters – change. Soros wants to begin changing the global economy in one event. In the other, his flunkies want to “Change the world. Change the media.”

    Now that is change you can believe in. Sadly, those who actually report the news must believe in it because they sure as heck aren’t reporting on Soros or either event. And that’s even though staffers or even executives from Reuters, the Financial Times, NPR, PBS, The Washington Post and other major media outlets are speaking at one event or the other.

    The first gathering in Bretton Woods, N.H., is an economic conference Soros once described as “a grand bargain that rearranges the entire financial order.” In October 2009, Soros committed $50 million to the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET). A week later, the glib lefty investor wrote a column calling for a new Bretton Woods event, to recreate the one that helped design the post-WWII economy. Only he wants this one to knock America down a peg or three.

    Now, it’s been a little over a year later and the group he funded is making King George’s wish come true – bringing together a whole slew of important people to discuss how to change the global economy. In Soros speak, that means “establish new international rules” and “reform the currency system.”

    The announced speakers include a lot of prominent lefties, globalists and economists on the board of the organization he has throwing the event – more than two-thirds of the overall total have ties to Soros. To underscore their connection to history, INET is hosting the conference at the Mount Washington Resort, the very same hotel that held the first gathering.

    INET Executive Robert Johnson defended his event in a March 31 interview with Lou Dobbs. Johnson, a former managing director at Soros Fund Management, who is on the Board of Directors for the Soros-funded Economic Policy Institute, avoided saying “Soros” despite Dobbs mentioning Johnson’s boss several times. In his last response, he tried to rationalize the Soros connection, by saying “I have a group of funders including George Soros.” With $50 million, Soros alone makes a pretty big group. Of course, Soros will also be speaking in Bretton Woods about “The Emerging Economic and Political Order.”

    Just down the road in Boston, a Soros-funded media conference is trying to manipulate that emerging order as well. Close to 350 left-wingers from a variety of organizations are gathering there for the National Conference for Media Reform.

    That “change the world” conference includes two commissioners from the FCC, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Bernie Sanders, four Democratic representatives, the head of Columbia University, and assorted left-wing journalist types, from Salon’s Glenn Greenwald to disgraced former MSNBC host David Shuster, who now works for a Soros-funded investigative operation.

    The rest of the list reads like a “Who’s Who” of left-wing organizations and talking heads, including the president of PBS, a senior vice president with American Public Media, an Al Jazeera English executive, the president of the Newspaper Guild – CWA and Washington Post columnist Rob Pegoraro. Many others have Soros connections, such as:

    Common Cause, which has been going after conservative Supreme Court justices who have some connection to the Koch brothers. Common Cause seems immune to similar investigations of their own gravy train.

    Columbia Journalism Review’s Dean Starkman. He is chief of the review’s “The Audit” section and a 2006 Katrina Media Fellow with the Open Society Institute, the primary Soros charitable foundation.

    Free Press, which is holding the conference. Free Press has received more than $1 million from Soros since 2003 and has 18 presenters pushing for things like “strong public media” or an extremely expensive national broadband plan they quaintly describe as “universal access to communications.”

    Think Progress’s Koch-hating Lee Fang. Think Progress is a project of Democrat John Podesta’s Center for American Progress, which was founded with Soros money. Fang is on the panel for: “Real Issues vs. Astroturf: Confronting the Koch Brothers,” and makes the laughable claim “this is not about liberals versus conservatives” when the entire goal of the left is to shut down the Kochs to defund the right.

    Everywhere you they go in Boston, they’ll be making more left turns than NASCAR. It’s an event filled with lefties dissatisfied that the news media aren’t even more liberal, and their goal will be to make that happen. Whether it’s “Beyond Pronouns: Creating Real Stories About Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming People” or pushing for illegal immigrant rights, the conference is a predictable liberal take on pretty much everything.

    But the over-arching theme is getting government to fix the media. Columbia University President Lee Bollinger, whose school also includes the well-known and partly Soros-funded Columbia School of Journalism, is one of several speakers advocating for increased government funding for media. He called for federal funding of the media in a 2010 Wall Street Journal piece with the terrifying headline: “Journalism Needs Government Help.” Bollinger pushed for the creation of a public media that combines NPR, PBS and Voice of America. He also wants to “end to the regulation of ‘indecent’ language and images in broadcast programming” and return to the Fairness Doctrine.

    Two other speakers, Free Press founder Robert McChesney and co-author John Nichols, have been pushing for $35 billion a year to fund media. Though their solution has gone from $20 billion a year for three years to $35 billion indefinitely, they are consistent in wanting U.S. media to be more like it is in Europe and oppose the “fantasy of a free-market solution.”

    That’s not surprising. Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, who is speaking at both conferences, is wildly critical of people who support free markets, or what he calls “free market fundamentalists.” Free markets are directly in opposition with the Soros-funded group think that sees Big Government as merely a starting point for Ever Bigger Government.

    This weekend, we get two visions of taxpayer-funded solution, only most in the news media are too short-sighted to see them.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2011/04/06/george-soros-events-weekend-aim-remake-financial-order-media-wheres-reporting/#ixzz1ImbFIPOz

  272. Shadowfax
    April 6th, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Now that is something worthwhile sending to Trump. He has the resources and a trusted staff that can go over all that research and audit it with a fine tooth comb and comeout with credible evidence suitable for a test in Court.

    I Googled his fax number so it is available if you think Headklunker is willing.. I guess, with Murphy’s permission…

    OMG- Just had Déjà vu… writing this…

  273. Mrs S

    That part of the blog is public, so anyone can see it, where other parts are private.

    I don’t know if they support anything Trump would do or not. He may have money, but this task should be up to the Rethug party to research and bring charges against Barry, not just one person that might run for President. I know some folks passed some of this info on to Republicans years ago and they couldn’t be bothered.

    The laundry list of Obamacrat corruption is extensive.

  274. moononpluto
    April 6th, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    GOP lawyer drafts Obama impeachment

    A prominent libertarian constitutional lawyer and civil libertarian has drafted an article of impeachment against President Obama over his attack on Libya, throwing down a legal gauntlet that could be picked up by some Congressional Republicans

    Bruce Fein, a former Reagan administration official in the Department of Justice and chairman of American Freedom Agenda writes in his 15-page argument of Obama’s course that “Barack Hussein Obama has mocked the rule of law, endangered the very existence of the Republic and the liberties of the people, and perpetrated an impeachable high crime and misdemeanor.”
    _____________________

    Reading this statement and knowing the case the Repubicans were hanging their hat on during the Impeachment hearings.- Bill Clinton’s private idiosyncracies.

    Something just occured to me…using a BJ and lying about it as the source for the charges- of High Crimes and Misdemeanors; how does this “joker” expect a WIN in this case, when it was the Libyans themselves publicaly asked the US for aid and it was sanctioned by the UN?

    This Bruce Fein must be lonely having little to do and in need of FREE advertising… to resurrect this 2 x loser.

  275. Someone else is tossing shoes at Barry, so to speak…

    (CNSNews.com) – Reporting from Baghdad, Iraq yesterday, NBC’s Tom Brokaw said the Saudi Arabian monarchy is “so unhappy with the Obama administration for the way it pushed out President Mubarak of Egypt” that it has sent senior officials to the Peoples’ Republic of China and Russia to seek expanded business opportunities with those countries.

  276. I don’t know if they support anything Trump would do or not. He may have money, but this task should be up to the Rethug party to research and bring charges against Barry, not just one person that might run for President. I know some folks passed some of this info on to Republicans years ago and they couldn’t be bothered.
    ________________________

    Well, we know the Republicans aren’t anxious to lose Obama as their co-consort and most people wouldn’t have the resources to do a forensic audit, although, at the time, I think the researchers did an admirable job. ( I remember some of the findings noted in the posts)

    Obama’s campaign donations should be public knowledge. If violations have occured, the public has a right to know- Many spent their hard earned money on getting him elected and they were duped out of money they could have spent elsewhere on their own necessities but because they believed he was an honest candidate for the presidency, they gave- they gave until it hurt.

    This isn’t something you assign strictly as the responsibility of an opposing Party to investigate. Once you have the facts in line pointing out the irregularities, it takes attorneys and MONEY to get at the Truth. Get it recognized for hat it is and dealt with- This is a case of a “Violation of the Public Trust”.. and is a Big Deal because Obama is running again-

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