Stop Whitey Friday – The Ultimate Birth Certificate Issue – Where’s Willard’s?

[Note: just as we were about to publish there was some late breaking news: A new PPP poll now has Donald Trump “running away” with the Republican race. Not only that the theory that Trump is popular because of “name recognition” is blown away too:

Only 38% of Republican primary voters say they’re willing to support a candidate for President next year who firmly rejects the birther theory and those folks want Mitt Romney to be their nominee for President next year. With the other 62% of Republicans- 23% of whom say they are only willing to vote for a birther and 39% of whom are not sure- Donald Trump is cleaning up. And as a result Trump’s ridden the controversy about Barack Obama’s place of birth to the highest level of support we’ve found for anyone in our national GOP polling so far in 2011…

Among that 23% only willing to vote for a birther Trump is cleaning up even more, getting 37% to 13% for Huckabee and Palin, and 10% for Romney and Gingrich. He’s a lot weaker with the 38% who say they’re perfectly happy to vote for someone who’s dismissed the birther theory- with them Romney leads at 23%, with Huckabee at 18%, Trump at 17%, Gingrich at 10%, and Palin at only 7%.”

Below is the article we wrote before this poll hit. BTW, the results from Wisconsin also came in today. As we had written Wisconsin was the wrong place/wrong time to fight – Prosser beat Kloppenburg. ]

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Is Donald Trump even smarter than he thinks? Probably not, he thinks he is pretty smart. But his use of the missing Obama birth certificate issue might be smarter than many of us have realized. Is this his way of getting rid of not only Barack Obama but finishing off Mitt Romney?

Maybe it is that we are smarter than we think. But a funny thing dropped into the Big Pink head as we prepared for our sometime “Friday Follies” jovial article, April 15 edition. As we have previously stated it is possible that Donald Trump was just throwing spaghetti on the wall to see what sticks when he first started fooling around with running for president in this election cycle. Trump has toyed with the idea in previous election cycles but backed away and that is one of the reasons cited by JournoListers as an excuse for not taking The Donald seriously this time.

Fair enough. It is very possible that The Donald was just putting himself out there, getting some publicity, throwing out the bait to see if anything would bite. Then came the polls from New Hampshire and Trump was tied for second and Mitt Romney on first. Placing a close second to Mitt Romney in New Hampshire was big news because Mitt Romney is the presumed Republican nominee, he’s a one-time neighbor Massachusetts governor, and Romney must win big in New Hampshire or die once again when the Republican primaries move south.

Mitt Romney must win New Hampshire big and Mitt Romney knows it. The moment the poll was published which showed The Donald moving up along the rail on The Mitt, the Romney people began to dump dirt on Trump. Indeed when Romney announced he’s running for president he took a direct shot at Trump by attacking the birth certificate issue thereby making himself a “serious” candidate in the eyes of Big Media.

So here we have Donald Trump demanding to see a birth certificate from Barack Obama and denouncing in the strongest terms the possibility that the Constitution has been violated and saying someone who is not legally qualified to be president is now president – while on the other side we have Mitt Romney denouncing the birth certificate issue:

“I think the citizenship test has been passed. I believe the president was born in the United States. There are real reasons to get this guy out of office,” Romney told CNBC’s Larry Kudlow the day after he formally announced that he’s exploring a run for the White House. “The man needs to be taken out of office but his citizenship isn’t the reason why.”

Enter Joan Vennochi of the Boston Globe, a known Mitt Romney hater:

IF DONALD Trump is so interested in birth certificates, he should ask Republican rival Mitt Romney to produce his.

That could finally solve the mild Mitt-stery surrounding Romney’s given name.

His first name is “Willard,’’ after the hotel magnate J. Willard Marriott, his father’s best friend.

His middle name comes from his father’s cousin, who played quarterback for the Chicago Bears from 1925 to 1929. That cousin’s name was “Milton’’ and his nickname was “Mitt’’ — a totally understandable preference for a football player or a presidential candidate. But what does the birth certificate belonging to the presidential candidate actually state?

Four years ago, I asked Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom to settle the matter.

“It’s Willard Mitt Romney on the birth certificate,’’ he replied, via e-mail.

Could I see it? I asked. “Sure. He was born in Detroit. City Hall should have it,’’ he e-mailed back.

Birth records are restricted in Michigan and only a person or parent named on the record, or a legal guardian or representative can request a copy. “That shouldn’t be a problem for an old reporter like you,’’ Fehrnstrom responded. It was.”

Yup. Mitt Romney can easily produce his birth certificate but he won’t. Get him Donald. Get that white boy too. Wouldn’t that be an easy way for The Donald to swat away the “racist” race-baiting and hit Mitt, er, Willard between the eyes.

And the name Willard? We’ve heard of Waldo (he has a D.C. address, has a muscular sleeve hating wife, but he is never there). Willard? Really?

The last famous Willard sang love songs to rats.



Okay, that video is from the Willard remake, not the original film, – but did you hear the Donald Trump line “You’re fired”? And doesn’t that Willard look remarkably similar to the Willard who thinks he is going to be president? Gee Willikins.



Here’s the original Williard (who had his father’s business stolen too, just like Mitt is going to find out) as a Friday bonus:



But we digress.

Back to Joan:

“A Boston Globe timeline on Mormonism and the Romney family, which was produced as part of a major series during his last presidential run, states that in 1947, “Willard Milton ‘Mitt’ Romney is born on March 12 in Detroit.’’

The origin of Romney’s name was a topic of minor interest during the last presidential campaign cycle.

In November 2007, Time asked, “Raise your hand if you knew that Mitt Romney’s given name was actually Willard Milton. Anyone?’’ Blogging for the Chicago Tribune in April 2007, Eric Zorn riffed about “Willard’’ and “Mitt,’’ then added: “Not that Romney’s real first name is a big deal or anything. But I wonder how many of you out there who’ve been obsessing about Barack Obama’s middle name (Hussein) and the minutia of the biographical details of his childhood had ever even bothered to ask or wonder about Romney.’’

When John McCain emerged as the 2008 Republican presidential nominee, the ex-governor of Massachusetts and his moniker stepped out of the spotlight. Now that Romney’s back in it, it will be interesting to see how he handles the Trump-inflamed controversy over President Obama’s birth certificate.

Earlier this year, Romney took a light-hearted approach toward names and birth records. During a February appearance on David Letterman, Number 10 on his “top 10’’ list was: “Mitt is short for Mitt-thew.’’ Number 2: “I have absolutely no idea where my birth certificate is.’’

Did Donald Trump know that the birth certificate issue can be used to beat up on Mitt Romney too. Is Donald Trump buying wholesale, not retail? It’s a twofer. It’s a twofer that Trump can use to not only beat up on Barack Obama but also demonstrate that Mitt, er, Willard’s lack of interest in birth certificates is self-interest. Is Donald Trump THAT smart? Gee Willikins.

More Joan on Willard, er, Mitt, er, Romney:

“Are queries about the name on Romney’s birth certificate a trivial pursuit? Or, is the answer a telling test of truthfulness? Ask those who see Obama’s birth certificate as a way to challenge his personal honesty and the legitimacy of his presidency.

The evidence that Obama was born in Hawaii includes a short-form birth certificate and two newspaper announcements at the time. The Honolulu Advertiser and the Star Bulletin published announcements of the birth of a son to Mr. and Mrs. Barack Obama on Aug. 4, 1961. Like Michigan, Hawaii restricts who can request a birth certificate. The state is prohibited from releasing a long-form document “unless the requestor has a direct and tangible interest in the record.’’ Obama has not made such a request.

Yay Joan, you actually state the facts as they are regarding the fact that Obama can legally get his long-form birth certificate but has refused to do so. We’re making progress because as you know the lies from Big Media that Obama cannot legally get his birth certificate have been many – as we have proven. Thanks Joan for making it real simple.

More Joan:

“When it comes to birth records, Obama and Romney have something in common. Raising questions about Obama’s birth certificate is a way to remind people of the differences that set him apart. Those include his skin color, white mother, Kenyan father, and an upbringing that took him out of the country. Raising questions about Romney’s birth certificate can also be a way to remind people of the differences that set him apart. Those include his Mormon religion and its intricate ties to his family history.

The good news for Obama: if Romney gets past Trump and the “birthers,’’ the anti-Mormon bigots and the Romneycare-bashers, he is unlikely to turn birth records into a major campaign issue.

The bad news for Obama: If Romney somehow becomes the GOP nominee, he will be a serious challenger, no matter what the name on his birth certificate.

Gee, isn’t the Big Media party line that the birth certificate issue hurts Republicans not Obama? Joan seems to think the birth certificate issue hurts (ta da) Barack Obama – and that is a reason for Republicans to nominate… Willard?

Let’s get one thing straight: Mitt Romney is not going to be the Republican nominee. When Ted Kennedy was losing to Romney in a 1994 senate race, Ted Kennedy campaign officials went to South Boston and reminded the Catholics there that Romney was a Mormon. Kennedy won after almost losing. Remember this was the Ted Kennedy whose brother had to fight anti-Catholic bigotry in the 1960s. Today’s evangelicals who are a powerful determinant force in Republican primaries will not, ever, nominate a Mormon.

This Mormon issue is one non-evangelicals do not understand or choose to devalue. The bottom line is that Mormon’s are considered by evangelicals to be a perverse sect that is doctrinally anti-Christian while posing as Christians. We’ll discuss this further on some other day, not a Friday, in the future.

Mitt Romney is not going to be the Republican nominee. Big Media wants Romney to be the nominee. Romney supporters want him to be the nominee. But Willard Romney is not going to be the Republican nominee – and it’s not just because Willard is a Mormon:

“This week, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s announcement that he was forming a presidential exploratory committee coincided with the five-year anniversary of his signature legislative accomplishment, the Bay State’s health care law.

Much of this week’s political analysis has focused on whether Romney could survive the Republican primary given the striking similarities between his health care law and the one President Obama signed last year. But there hasn’t been much consideration about how, if he survives the issue, a Romney nomination would affect the rest of the Republican Party. [snip]

Throughout the health care debate and in recent months, Obama and his surrogates have noted the similarities between his plan and Romney’s. On Tuesday’s anniversary, Democrats posted a mocking video thanking Romney for health care reform. The only thing that’s preventing this strategy from gaining more traction is that Romney is just one Republican among many.

But should Romney manage to overcome the health care issue and win the nomination through attrition as Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., did in 2008, he would suddenly become the de facto leader of the Republican Party.

Obama will be able to use Romney as a foil to effectively neutralize the health care issue. Just as Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., was an ineffective critic of the Iraq War given his prior vote to authorize the use of military force, Romney will struggle to explain why he was for the key elements of Obamacare before he was against them.

Can you see the ads? “Willard was for Obamacare before Obama.” “Willard was for Obamacare before he was against it.”

Romney is not going to be the Republican nominee no matter how much Big Media wants that to be the contest. Big Media has a great deal of power, Hillary Clinton supporters know that. But are Republicans are stupid as Democrats and allow Big Media to dictate the nominee? Traditionally Republicans are much more hostile to Big Media than Democrats so we tend to think that the Republicans will resist the rat cellar by nominating Willard, er, Mitt.

While we’re at it, Jon Huntsman is not going to be the Republican nominee either. Republicans will not nominate a Republican white man who thinks Obama is a “remarkable” (underlined yet) leader:

“Jon Huntsman, President Obama’s outgoing ambassador to China, is considering running against his boss in 2012 as a Republican.

But two handwritten letters from Huntsman obtained by The Daily Caller raise the question of why he’s not campaigning for Obama instead.

You are a remarkable leader,” Huntsman wrote to Obama in an Aug. 16, 2009 note, underlining the word “remarkable,” “and it has been a great honor getting to know you.”

Go back to Utah Jon (that Mormon thing again). Take that whitey.

Willard Romney’s operatives have been busy trying to destroy Donald Trump in much the same way they attacked Sarah Palin – anonymously. Their handiwork can be seen on DrudgeReport today, which features quotes from Donald Trump.

The supposed shocker, is that Donald Trump said George W. Bush was “evil” had nice things to say about Obama in 2008 – but – that last night on Sean Hannity’s show Trump said that Obama is the worst president ever. How all this counters the Willard Romney flip-flops and the problem of his healthcare “for it before against it” plan as the twin of Obama’s healthcare scam is beyond logic.

Here’s the shocking story (from 2008) Willard thinks will help him destroy The Donald:

“McCain, really, that was almost an impossible situation,” said Trump. Bush has been so bad, maybe the worst president in the history of this country. He has been so incompetent, so bad, so evil that I don’t think any Republican could have won.” [snip]

While he had harsh words for the outgoing president, he had a much different opinion of President-elect Barack Obama.

I think he has a chance to go down as a great president. Now, if he’s not a great president, this country is in serious trouble,” said Trump.

“I think [Obama’s] going to lead through consensus,” continued Trump. “It’s not going to be just a bull run like Bush did. He just did whatever the hell he wanted. He’d go into a country, attack Iraq, which had nothing to do with the World Trade Center and just do it because he wanted to do it.”

Trump was then asked if he ever thought he would see an African-American president in his lifetime.

“They always said 100 years before a black man or woman could be elected president. And the 100 years turned out to be, like, one year. He’s done an amazing job,” said Trump.”

WHAT???? This is the big scandal? Donald Trump thought Jimmy Carter was the worst president ever… until George W. Bush became president and then Bush was the worst president ever. Donald Trump attacked George W. for not leading by consensus, thought Obama would lead by consensus and thought Obama would be a “great” president and that if Obama was not a great president the country would be in “serious trouble.” This sounds like Donald Trump is being consistent and gave Obama a fair shake until Obama proved himself a total boob.

A great many Americans in 2008 wanted Obama to be a great president. But now, according to Gallup, most Americans know Barack Obama is at best… a B, double O, B – BOOB.

White boy Willard is getting nervous. He better come up with a birth certificate. Willard better explain why he sides with Barack Obama on healthcare and keeping documents secret. Barack Willard Obama. Willard Barack Romney.

Oh yeah. Donald Trump was on Hannity last night. Might he run with a black guy (Allen West says “o.k.”)? The Donald will be on again tonight. Here’s last night interview:



Donald Trump will be on Sean Hannity again tonight. What anonymous rat cellar will Willard be in?

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252 thoughts on “Stop Whitey Friday – The Ultimate Birth Certificate Issue – Where’s Willard’s?

  1. So Romney doesn’t want to go after the BC issue coz he’s got a problem himself?

    When will it end???????????????????

    BTW, another memorable quote by the usurper-in-chief.

    “The Oval Office, I always thought I was going to have really cool phones and stuff,” he said during a small fundraising event at a Chicago restaurant. “I’m like, c’mon guys, I’m the president of the United States. Where’s the fancy buttons and stuff and the big screen comes up? It doesn’t happen.”

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/04/15/obama-disappointed-lack-cool-phone-oval-office/#ixzz1JdUNpVMx

  2. moonopluto,

    I really thought THIS deserved a re-post. 😀

    ‘Oh get down off the cross honey, someone else needs the wood.’

  3. Admin, I am getting more and more interested in Obama’s social security number problem, as it appears that there is actual documentation of possible identity theft and/or fraud. Think about it: a passable birth certificate could be generated with a little help from Barry’s island friends. But if the reports are accurate about his use of SS numbers, I see no way that Barry can re-write that history. I read a comprehensive report on the matter here: http://www.thepostemail.com/2011/04/15/its-the-social-security-number-stupid/.

    I have reason to trust that Trump has been briefed on the SS # issue, especially since O’Reilly spotlighted the matter this week when he falsely stated that Obama Sr. probably got the Conn. SS # when he (Sr.) lived in Conn. (which of course he never did).

    From my perspective, it’s okay that Trump is imperfect in his interviews. Maybe he says something inconsistent or gets a fact wrong, which he later corrects. The reason he is surging is that more and more people know intuitively that Barry Soetoro Obama is hiding something big (probably many things)about his life, and Trump is fearless in exposing BoBo’s secrets while all the other prospective GOP candidates cower in the corners.

    The campaign that takes place over the next 18 months must be about exposing the secrets. The rest of it — poor economy, weak character, radical policies — may not be enough to oust him.

  4. nomobama
    April 15th, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    I’ve been seeing an awful lot of comments about Øbama and his “Jew handlers”. I am totally dumbfounded that people believe this. Any comments about this type of belief?

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    Not sure what you mean? Can you give a few examples? Are you talking about Soros? If so, I doubt there is one Jewish person in the world who accepts him as still being Jewish…given his horrid background.

  5. Donald Trump must be gearing up…..did you see what he just bought?

    Greta Van Susteren | April 15, 2011 5:55 PM

    Palm Beach post reports that Donald Trump, who is leading in the GOP poll just out, just bought a new 757 (twice the size of his 727….and a 727 is huge!) The paper reports that he bought the 757 from Microsoft’s co founder Paul Allen.

  6. Clinton Says Iran Trying To Hijack Mideast Revolts

    BERLIN April 15, 2011

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday accused Iran of trying to hijack democratic revolutions around the Mideast and warned Arab nations not to permit intolerance against women and religious minorities.

    Clinton said Iran was clearly trying to use uprisings around the region to further its own goals and foment broader unrest while at the same time cracking down on its own reform movement.

    “I think that that everyone is aware if its efforts to exploit and even hijack what are legitimate protests. But certainly in an era of instant communication we hope that people will not be fooled by their tactics.”

    Clinton said the U.S. sees “no evidence yet that Iran instigated such protests but we do see activities by Iran to try to take advantage of these uprisings.”

    Clinton also warned that rising intolerance toward women and religious minorities threatens to undermine democratic transitions around the Arab world and spread violent extremism.

    Accepting an award named for a pre-Nazi era German Jewish businessman, politician and foreign minister who was murdered for his promotion of inclusion and tolerance, Clinton said she was disturbed by recent developments in post-revolt Egypt in which women and Coptic Christians were singled out for attacks and abuse. They are signs, she said, that extremists are intent on seizing transitions for their own aims.

    The 1922 assassination of Walter Rathenau, was “a cautionary tale about how these transitions can be undermined by intolerance and hijacked by extremists,” she told a ceremony in Berlin.

    She said the incidents in Egypt were testing the unity of pro-democracy demonstrators whose peaceful protests ousted Egypt’s authoritarian president and could fracture the reform movement.

    Clinton said she feared similar backsliding elsewhere in the Mideast and stressed it was critical for Egyptians and other Arabs whose nations are in the throes of change to resist intolerance and demand that their new leaders embrace open and inclusive governments.

    “It will be critical,” she said, for citizens and leaders “to work together to resist these dangers and keep their nations on track to become open, inclusive, pluralistic democracies.”

    “Democracy is a never-ending task that requires participation and protection and it is only possible if every citizen can enjoy its benefits,” she said. “Societies thrive when all their people contribute and participate. But they stagnate when women are excluded or minorities are persecuted.”

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=135447033

  7. Wow, look at this new Facebook poll. Nearly 2 million have voted:

    Does Barack Obama Deserve a Second Term as President?

    Yes 411, 171

    No 1,528, 052

  8. After today’s poll, more states will follow:

    http://gatewaypundit.rightnetwork.com/2011/04/az-birther-bill-passes-senate-requires-presidential-candidates-to-show-proof-of-citizenship/

    If Barack Obama wants to be included on the ballot in Arizona in 2012 he will have to show proof of citizenship. The Arizona senate passed their “birther” bill last night. The bill will now be sent to Republican Governor Jan Brewer who will sign it into law.
    AZ Central reported:

    The Arizona Legislature has become the first in the nation to pass a measure requiring presidential candidates to provide proof of citizenship in order to get on the state’s ballot.

    House Bill 2177 got final approval Thursday night from the House. It will be transmitted to Gov. Jan Brewer, who will then have five days to sign it, veto it or do nothing and allow it to become law. [snip]

    “It’s essential that we bring back the integrity to the office,” Rep. Judy Burges, R-Skull Valley, said during a recent debate on one of the so-called “birther” measures.

    HB 2177, sponsored by Rep. Carl Seel, R-Phoenix, would require presidential and vice presidential candidates to provide the Arizona secretary of state with documents proving they are natural-born citizens.

    Those documents can be either a long-form birth certificate or two or more other permitted documents, including an early baptismal certificate, circumcision certificate, hospital birth record, postpartum medical record signed by the person who delivered the child or an early census record.

  9. Donald Trump donates $100,000 to Rush Limbaugh charity “cure-a-thon”. Then Trump explains why he is now ahead in the polls:

  10. Obama: ‘I am Keeping My Czars,’ Even Though Required to Relinquish them by Law Admin- please post video at link:

    http://punditpress.blogspot.com/2011/04/obama-i-am-keeping-my-czars-even-though.html

    President Obama has a potentially disturbing message for Congress: he is keeping his czars and there is nothing Congress can do about it. That’s right, despite his czars being defunded in the new budget that he signed yesterday, the President has decided to “ignore” what the law says.

    In a statement released to Congress, the President wrote in regard to his requirement to get rid of his czars (emphasis mine):

    “The President has well-established authority to supervise and oversee the executive branch, and to obtain advice in furtherance of this supervisory authority. The President also has the prerogative to obtain advice that will assist him in carrying out his constitutional responsibilities, and do so not only from executive branch officials and employees outside the White House, but also from advisers within it.

    “Legislative efforts that significantly impede the President’s ability to exercise his supervisory and coordinating authorities or to obtain the views of the appropriate senior advisers violate the separation of powers. Therefore, the executive branch will construe [the law as to] not to abrogate these Presidential prerogatives.”

    In other words, even though Congress has passed a law and he signed it, he intends to ignore it. Let me repeat that: he (the President) is ignoring Congress because it “violates the separation of powers.” Following that logic, no matter what the Congress passes, President Obama believes he can utterly disregard it.

    And he was a Constitutional “professor?” Even he should be ashamed to do something so illegal.

  11. ‘Willard’ …are you serious Admin?

    Mr. Ed’s owner? 😆

    Willard Mittens –

    I think I am going to choke on laughter.

    BTR Back to reading…

  12. I have to admit, I don’t understand this whole “willard” thing with romney.

    As for the article someone posted in the last thread, it was a noonan article I believe.
    Talk about chutzah, if her suggestion is that only “serious” candidates run, well then hell, only serious writers should be paid for their work, did she read the $hit she wrote about Waffles in 2008? and the same goes to Micheal Goodwin.

    These aholes act like we all have temporary amnesia or something. They wanna go after Trump for saying Carter, then Bush, then Waffles were horrible, the most horrible presidents ever? well that is the order they came in!

    The only thing I didn’t like about Trump is in his book, he says he wants a canadian style healthcare system, I completely disagree with that, but the fact that he now says he wants to repeal Deathcare I sort of trust. Frankly, I don’t see anyone else being able to out-gutter Waffles, can’t send in a ken doll like Romney that only a street fighter like Trump will do. At this point, I don’t see anyone else being able to outst the Waffles.

  13. admin the AZ bill that will soon be signed, so a certificate of live birth that Waffles is peddling around is not suffiencent for 2012 in AZ, is this correct?

  14. Tim, Obama will have to get something other than that certificate of live birth he has been peddling.

  15. as for the signing statements, I don’t know why the repubs trust a word this chicago thug says. This is not a honorable man, this a chicago thug, pure and simple.

  16. LOL, go trump!! “he dropped Wright and Ayers like a dog”
    Can anyone see ken doll romney going after Waffles like this??

  17. note to Trump, I don’t care who you dated, you’re kids turned out decent, that tells me everything I need to know.

  18. Applause also for talking about Obama’s poor grades yet he gets into great schools. Trump has done his homework.

  19. I hope Trump sets up a website with paid researchers, and people can submit information to that site so Trump is armed with all sorts of information.

    Like the certification of the letter by the DNC signed by Pelosi that are missing the words “constitutionally qualified”

  20. LOL admin, loved how he says “Ayers — bad guy, but smart guy, I wonder who wrote the second book”, Ayers will not be able to resist it, I’m hoping.

  21. I had to leave for awhile and missed the Hannity interview. When the video is posted somewhere, please post part 2. Thanks.

  22. Poll: Donald Trump Beating Entire GOP Field by 9 Points (PPP Poll)

    April 15, 2011

    A new PPP poll released on Friday shows Donald Trump leading the Republican presidential primary race by much more than a hair.

    In fact, the poll shows the brash real estate tycoon turned reality TV show host posting a large nine-point lead on the nearest competition. It’s the latest in a flurry of recent surveys to show the Donald running strong in the GOP field, but it’s the first to show him all alone at the front of the pack.

    Trump garnered 26% of the vote, followed by Mike Huckabee (17%), Mitt Romney (15%), Newt Gingrich (11%), and Sarah Palin (8%.) Ron Paul earned 5%, while Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty took 4% each.

    But despite Trump’s sudden sprint to the front of the field, his wide lead isn’t necessarily a sign of his strength so much as a sign of the weakness of the overall GOP field at this point.

    [::]

    The PPP poll found a sizable birther base within the party, as 23% of respondents said they’d be “unwilling” to vote for any candidate who says Obama was born in the U.S. Additionally, only 38% said they would be willing to vote for such a candidate, while 39% were unsure.

    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/04/poll-donald-trump-leads-gop-primary-by-wide-margin.php

  23. newsflavor

    This week’s press conference on the U.S. debt given by President Barack Obama was an exercise both in the surreal and the absurd. Obama placed blame once again on the Bush years, while going to great lengths to excuse his own record setting deficits since taking office nearly two and a half years ago. Even Democratic Party operatives are quietly admitting among themselves the speech was too partisan, too bereft of responsibility, and utterly lacking in an actual plan for improvement beyong the tired progressive mantra of “tax the rich”.

    Let us not forget that President Obama already submitted his own budget two months ago – a budget that continues to spend the nation into economic oblivion at a tune of 1.65 TRILLION in additional deficit spending. This past week, Mr. Obama made nary a mention of that just 8-week old budget proposal, instead blaming the deficits of the 1980s and the previous decade for the current fiscal challenges. The president washed his hands of his own trillions in deficit spending by simply stating it was “necessary”. And while Republicans are now at least appearing somewhat legitimate in their concerns for dealing with America’s debt crisis, President Obama attacked that concern in a manner beyond mere partisan politics. By declaring Republicans were pitting children with autism or Down’s syndrome against every millionaire and billionaire in our society, Obama found himself absent of anything resembling presidential yesterday. He was quite simply, a progressive political hack of the worst order.

    Read more in US Politics

    « President Obama Plans to Bring Budget Back to 1990s Style
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    While Republican Paul Ryan submitted a deficit reduction plan that attempts to preserve, protect, and make more affordable the country’s future social responsibilities, Barack Obama simply indicated his desire to continue expanding government without any semblance of a plan on how to responsibly pay for it. He once again pitched Obamacare as a means of controlling health care costs, choosing to ignore recent studies from the Congressional Budget Office indicating Obamacare will actually raise overall health care costs and further add to the federal deficit.

    And what of “taxing the rich”? Repeated studies have indicated that even if the top 2% of taxpayers in the nation were taxed at a full 100% of their earnings it would not come close to paying for all of President Obama’s spending ambitions. Mr. Obama’s tax the rich posturing is simply more class warfare politics at a time when the country is desperate for real leadership.

    Barack Obama has now fully embraced his role as President Titanic. As America faces a tidal wave of debt that risks to sink present and future generations, Obama is simply teleprompting the moving around of the deck chairs, and blaming everyone and anyone but himself for having purposefully steered the nation into these increasingly troubled waters.

    Read more: http://newsflavor.com/politics/us-politics/the-ulsterman-report-president-titanic/#ixzz1Je7rS6IY

  24. “a sign of his strength so much as a sign of the weakness of the overall GOP field at this point.”

    What an a$$sine statement by this article’s author, duh! as Homer Simpson would say, that’s what strenght is!

  25. If only we would consider supporting and voting for candidates…NOT because of the color of their skin or their youth, rock star status, their coolness or good looks but because they are the most experienced, qualified, brightest, tough, hard working with good content of character.

    Hope we have learned something and won’t go down that hole again.

  26. annual deficit spending as percentage of gdp is 4 % and less for the past 6 presidents with Bama’s at 10 percent.

  27. #
    AmericanGal
    April 15th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    Wow, look at this new Facebook poll. Nearly 2 million have voted:

    Does Barack Obama Deserve a Second Term as President?

    Yes 411, 171
    No 1,528, 052
    &&&&&&&&

    And that’s the “cool young person thing” (Facebook), not so much older folks (AOL, AM radio, stone tablets, whatnot).

    Fuck Obama. He’s going down.

  28. tim
    April 15th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    I hope Trump sets up a website with paid researchers, and people can submit information to that site so Trump is armed with all sorts of information.

    ————–
    I’ve been thinking that too, and saving up many of the things I sent in 2008 to Hannity and his pals.
    I hope he has a digital drop box like Drudge that makes it easy.

  29. admin
    April 15th, 2011 at 9:17 pm
    Rezko, Rezko, Rezko… we’re fainting….
    *****************************************************

    OMG…incredible…i, too, am catching my breath…

    my impression is that the BC was the first shot…and by the time T gets done with O, the BC will be a blip…T has got his metaphorical guns loaded and ready to go…

    the WH must be freaking out…they must know that T has every little thing they buried during the campaign with the help of the MSM…and T is just the big, loudmouth that is going to let every little dirty secret out of the bag…

    …T loves to dish and you can tell he is dying to talk about all of it…all in due time…

    …frankly, with the exception of Hillary jumping in, which would be the best…this turn of events is better than our wildest dreams…

    we may all need pink brocade couches to hold onto during this ride…

    are we all smiling yet? WOW!

  30. Admin- I hope Hannity puts all the video on Trump on his site, and doesn’t edit out anything. This is a great interview where Trump talked about what he wanted and Hannity had to sit back most of the time and let him go for it.

    Thanks for the Willllllllllbeeeeeeeeerrr correction, 😉

  31. Shadowfax
    April 15th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Oh yes, that includes me, my wife, so many PUMAs I know kept records of everything, we never deleted it at all. I sent it all to so many websites, never amounted to much.

  32. rgb44hrc
    April 15th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Do you need a facebook account to vote on that? is there a link? I would like to vote but I don’t have a facebook account.

  33. admin, thanks for the updates on the new AZ law.

    Gee, don’t all 50 states already have enforceable laws on the books guiding how to hold fair elections, including making sure a candidate it ELIGIBLE for whatever office they are running for??

    If not, why??? How can you run a fucking state with loosey-goosey election laws. If you wanted that, stay a fucking Territory. Territory of Nevada, Territory of Ohio…

    http://www.270towin.com/

    So now, if what we suspect is true, look at the link above for the 2012 electoral map. You can see that unless a HUGE SURPRISE is pulled out of the magician’s hat, Obama will be forfeiting the game in Arizona. Gosh, it’s ONLY 11 ELECTORAL VOTES…

    How many more states can this fucker afford to give up??

    And how many more states will either pass stricter laws, or enforce what’s already on the books?

  34. …and the other great thing T is doing is calling out the press…he is going to nail them and start shaming them…

    …T to the press “right back at ya”…

  35. btw, regarding Romney:

    He always seemed like such a phoney to me. Kinda like Purdy Boy John Breck Hair Girl.

    Trump’s hair is…well, NOT as bad as Trent Lott’s hair. I called him Helmet Hair.

    And Trump gets kudos for having four balls, two of own, the the two Obama never had.

  36. S

    …T loves to dish and you can tell he is dying to talk about all of it…all in due time…

    …frankly, with the exception of Hillary jumping in, which would be the best…this turn of events is better than our wildest dreams…

    we may all need pink brocade couches to hold onto during this ride…

    are we all smiling yet? WOW!

    ———-
    Yup, yup, yup!

  37. The smelling salts worked. Still a little tipsy…

    The strong point Trump has regarding Rezko is that Trump is known as a real estate guy. He knows his stuff on buying and selling land.

  38. you are so right Admin…T speaks with authority and you feel like you are learning something about how it works…he starts talking about consultants and this and that, etc…

    well, O like to talk about ‘a teachable moment’…here it comes…

    btw…I bet that rally in Boca Raton tomorrow is going to massive…i wish i could go but have other plans…hopefully JBStones can give us a report…

  39. admin also Trump knows and is friends with most or many of Waffle’s big donors, and when they start moving and changing sides, that’s when Waffles is in D.E.E.P doo-doo
    I was at the airport a few days ago waiting for a flight, CNN is on, and some idiot says “Waffles had tremendous grassroot support in 2008, people donating $20, $30, $40, etc” What a load of crock, all one has to do is go to opensecrets to see all the bogus names that were in fact stolen names Waffles used, he used paypal, so that overseas people could donate without trace.

    the media will prop up their Messaih for 2012, there is no question about it.

  40. Trump has the worst hair doo on the planet, but if Hillary doesn’t run, (Darn girl, I really want YOU!), I will skip all the way to the primary where I can vote for a Rethug or a Dim, and vote for The Trumpster!

    I need a new bumpersticker, “If not Hillary in 2012 – then The Donald!”

  41. and with Trump they[Waffles donors] will feel they are backing a winner, so they would feel safe changing sides. As much as I like Palin, she cannot win this onslaught, they don’t even report on her words correctly, they did that with Trump, just once, and he within 30 minutes got them to correct it, and if they do it again, Trump will rip them apart on another media outlet.

  42. and……….Trump said when the MSM goes after him on his real estate deals and his love life, he is going to tell them to “…investigate the Rezko deal he had with Obama!”

  43. For once we can talk about a male candidate’s hair! Gender equality.

    Has Pawlenty withdrawn his announcement yet?

  44. This Republican/conservative website is not happy with Trump’s alleged position on health care and they don’t think he can win the nomination. Then they write this:

    http://amerpundit.com/2011/04/15/trump-supported-government-run-health-care/

    You know the sad thing? I’m pretty sure Trump could actually beat Obama in the general. He’s just dirty enough to bring up William Ayers and Jeremiah Wright like McCain never did.

    And he’ll be willing to spend the money to have the famous “typical white grandmother”, “spread the wealth around”, “energy prices will need to skyrocket” quotes saturate the airwaves.

    He’s just dirty enough to go one-on-one with Obama, who plays dirty but uses hack proxies to do so. In short, he’s a fighter who’d be willing to bring up aspects of Obama’s past that are nuclear yet largely untouched by the mainstream.

    The problem for him is the GOP primary.

  45. tim
    April 15th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    rgb44hrc
    April 15th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Do you need a facebook account to vote on that?
    &&&&&&&
    I think so.

    I found my old flame on Facebook, and you have to sign up in order to contact someone via Facebook.

    I signed up, but haven’t contacted her yet. But she was like, wow, gorgeous, sweet and wonderful. Betty Lou. 30 years and I still can’t forget her. I’d say that’s pretty impressive.

  46. Can you imagine when Trump’s hair is on fire? 😉

    When he takes on the stupid kool-aid head media attacks.

    Get the popcorn ready, this is gonna be like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride.

    I can’t wait for Trump to announce in the next ‘few’ days.

  47. and Tim, the other thing is that with T’s money, he can buy blocks of air time if he wants…remember back in the day when Perot bought something like a half hour to give us a lesson on our economy…

    T can outfox O at many turns…especially those debates…he can go directly at him and leave him whimpering…O will not know what hit him…

    I think you are correct, at a certain point, as O continues to tank…look at today’s low, low polls, and if T continues to rise…the big money people will jump ship

    …we have always said Karma is a B…this rings of divine intervention…

  48. admin
    April 15th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    This Republican/conservative website is not happy with Trump’s alleged position on health care and they don’t think he can win the nomination
    &&&&&&&&

    The Republican / conservative dogmatics often have bad ideas, which is why I had been in the Dem camp for my whole adult life. Trump to my knowledge is like a Christie Whitman, Chris Chris Christie “fiscal conservative”, that is, “moderate”.

    Gee, that’s so terrible…don’t have extremist social or fiscal policy positions, and govern from the center. GASP!

  49. “The problem for him is the GOP primary.”

    Guess the cocktail repubs haven’t figured out what the TP people already have, Trump at least is openly saying DeathCare needs to be repealed, I would give much respect to ken doll Romney if he even had the courage to admit a mistake.

    And hell yes, Trump would go after Waffles on everything, he would absolutely win in the general, and he’s already winning in the primaries[guess they don’t know that yet either]. I am planning on reregistering temp. as a repub to vote for Trump and then switch back to independent.

  50. Basil9 posted this earlier, before tonight’s interview:

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/04/that_donald_trump_is_pretty_sh.htmlThat Donald Trump Is Pretty Shrewd

    By Kyle-Anne Shiver

    Well, I don’t even pretend to know everything there is to know about Donald Trump, but from what I’ve seen over the past several weeks, I can easily declare that that man is one pretty shrewd guy. “The Donald,” as I’ve heard him referred to by businessmen I know, hasn’t amassed a fortune as a builder/developer/real-estate tycoon without knowing precisely how to acquire the land he seeks, how to demolish any existing buildings and how he plans to develop the property into another golden chunk of Trumpland.

    Now that we can pretty well assume Mr. Trump is running for president, it’s obvious that he has done a prerequisite full survey of Obamaland. He has, as all successful builders are wont to do, gotten the plans of the existing structure and knows precisely which cornerstone and support beams are holding President Obama’s house upright. And as any truly great builder would, Trump has carefully, critically, logically listed every risk/benefit ratio of every strategy we now see him publicly employing.

    Every time Donald Trump attacks a piece of the Obama narrative to a dumbfounded interviewer, he knows exactly what he is doing. He has considered the risk beforehand and calculated its rewards. He knows the media is most vulnerable because early on in 2008, the collective media declared these Obama truth-searches out of bounds for respectable people, who were obliged (in the media elitists’ minds) to give Obama’s blackness all benefit of doubt in every instance. For nearly three full years now, the media has held its locked grip on every tidbit of missing or discordant information regarding the Obama narrative and are now shocked — shocked, I tell you — that anyone would dare to broach these media-deemed taboo subjects.

    John McCain accepted these media-imposed, stacked-deck rules and the rest is history.

    But Donald Trump is no John McCain. Donald Trump is a great American entrepreneur. And he is the quintessential builder/developer.

    I’ve a great deal of respect for builders. I grew up in a family of them. And even as a child, I delighted in just listening to these men deliberate over whether to take on a new development project. The problem-set of each individual undertaking was immense and I loved observing how the builders never, ever allowed problems to take them by surprise if they could possibly help it beforehand. To this end, they each played devil’s advocate on every detail — from how hard and expensive it might be to acquire the land, to how formidable the permit obstacles might be, to how much it would cost to demolish existing structures.

    In my mind, as I grew older, I began to believe that these brothers were successful builders not due to any great vision or design skills they possessed, but because of their ruthless willingness to preemptively tear their own plans apart if they could not determine feasible solutions to every conceivable problem in advance — before the first penny was ever laid down upon the banker’s table.

    I think Americans can be fairly certain at this point in Donald Trump’s presidential bid that he knows precisely which beams in the Obama-built house are providing the only support this president has. In poll after poll after poll, actual Obama policies have the approval of only about one fourth to a third of the American people.

  51. rgb44hrc
    April 15th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Thanks
    very nice, that’s great, good luck with contacting her.

    I’ll look into borrowing my niece’s facebook account, I really don’t want one of my own, I just want to vote on that poll.

  52. Romney will say “Waffles misled the american people”

    Trump will say “Waffles lied to the american people and seems to be incapable of telling the truth”

    and here is the difference between a cocktail party dc repub and a man who built a multibillion dollar company, not afraid to fight, and fight hard.

  53. “The pink brocade fainting couch is full.”

    Sounds like a great title for a play sort of like if o’Neil and Carrie Fisher collaborated.

  54. ‘the problem for him is the GOP primary’

    …those fools, they still think they are controlling what happens…they think they can force those four boring men on us or the repub party and people will have to settle…those days are gone…McCain was the end of that road…they can talk about it all they want…just like the rest of the MSM that is still holding on to the ‘publicity stunt’ meme…these people are soooo out of touch…

    like Rove on Greta tonight…he is trying to dismiss T…Rove goes against T and sounds like he supporting O…so out of touch…they don’t get it…the establishment isn’t is charge anymore…they don’t get to decide who “adds to the discussion” who is ok, and who isn’t…they are in denial about their own tea party…

    (you can hear a lot of the repub establishment starting to push Paul Ryan)

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

    the other thing I really loved about T on Hannity tonight was when he called out O on what a snake he is…how unloyal he is…how he throws his friends under the bus…

    …that is something that hits O on his character…T is making it personal about O’s character and credibility…

  55. Well, on Greta, the pompous Rove just expounded on how Trump has already lost by becoming a birther kook.

    Maybe Trump needs to also sic his dogs on the Rove/Brazillnut connection getting the boyking to ‘stop’ Hillary.

    Rove is a big bag of wind who isn’t as smart as he thinks he is.

  56. admin above:

    The problem for him is the GOP primary.
    &&&&&&&

    Hmmmm, he seems to have a good start navigating those waters so far.

    Thanks for uncovering the Romney birth certificate angle too. And you’re right, his Mass. health care law would be used to bolster the piece of shit legistlation Obama…sponsored?…hinted at?… suggested? It really is difficult to describe how this Obama guy performs the job of president. He doesn’t use the bully pulpit effectively, he delegates out all the legistlative details, and just plays Mayor McCheese, cutting ribbons and greeting sports champions. A total fucking joke.

  57. Shadowfax
    April 15th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Well, on Greta, the pompous Rove just expounded on how Trump has already lost by becoming a birther kook.
    &&&&&&&&&

    Rove likes to fancy himself as the master chess AND ultimate hit man, like Musashi (whom John Belushi satirized on SNL with samurai warrior schtick). Musashi was a true, brutal warrior, but also brilliant, and diverse.

    Rove is just caught up in himself, kissing the mirror. He’s just an ass kisser. Brazile and him are a nice couple…both traitors, both media whores, who fancy themselves as something much greater.

  58. Shadowfax
    April 15th, 2011 at 10:39 pm
    S

    Are we twins?
    ****************************

    we are on the same wavelength…

  59. Tim – excellent idea!

    tim
    April 15th, 2011 at 9:10 pm
    I hope Trump sets up a website with paid researchers, and people can submit information to that site so Trump is armed with all sorts of information.

  60. I said this earlier today and will now repeat I have never seen anything like this. People are talking and they are talking Trump. “He loves the country”He’s got balls” “About time” A working day places me in coffee shops (and bars) by myself and I over hear a lot. Even at it’s height the bambi fraud never generated this much. Interestingly from what I have gleaned there seems to be a perception of The Donald as being young and virile. Maybe its the message as I seriously doubt the college kids I listened to know who Marla Maples is.

  61. It seems as though republicans are slamming Trump because they don’t want him to overshadow their own favored candidate.

    With Rove there might be an added incentive. Remember how Rove worked with Brazilla Monster to get BO into office? If any of the slimy things the DNC did become commonly known and verifiable, a lot of the players may face charges. That might include Rove. So it’s in his best interests to get Trump to shut up, to keep any investigations headed off…..

  62. They said on Greta just now that Jan Brewer might not sign the bill which requires presidential candidates to prove their natural born citizenship. This AZ bill has morphed from simply requesting the long form birth certificate, into a bill which says 2 of 5-6 different certifications must be turned in (baptismal record, early census record, etc). But those don’t prove birth here, anyway.

    But the governor’s hesitance, AFAIK, is that she needs to find out if a state law can supercede a federal law. I’m not quite sure how it supercedes federal law, unless it is by requesting non-direct evidence (or rather, suggestion) of American birth.

    I want her to sign it, but I don’t want it to be something that’s going to be overturned on rules they didn’t need to break…. they probably should have just kept it simple. Because, really, a baptismal or census record is not evidence of American birth, and American birth is the point.

  63. Thank you, thank you, thank you, Admin for all the delicious posts at this site. I heart this site. I read every day but don’t often comment.

    I, too, am considering registering as a repub if The Donald runs so I can vote for him in the primary and then go back to being Independent.

    The Donald is becoming the man of my dreams and I’m a lesbian. Go Donald.

  64. People on TV will ask each other (recently), “why won’t he show his long form certificate” – but has ANYone asked BO that question directly?

  65. Norma – in a year, on Valentine’s Day, we have to meet in New York at the top of the Empire State Building. And maybe we’ll find a cute little boy kid with a cute little teddy bear. Or maybe you have a tall building where you live and that will suffice lol

  66. Birth records are restricted in Michigan and only a person or parent named on the record, or a legal guardian or representative can request a copy.

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

    Since how long? Maybe HI didn’t just make that up lately?

  67. S
    April 15th, 2011 at 10:20 pm
    as O continues to tank…look at today’s low, low polls, and if T continues to rise…
    ________________________________

    I don’t think the two are unrelated. The more Trump talks, the more people are willing to entertain the doubts they’ve considered themselves or thought were “debunked” by lying MSM.

  68. Anyone remember back in the 80s when Trump took over the ice skating rink, Wollman Rink in Central Park? Koch was mayor and it had been closed for years for repairs and it seemed it would never reopen. i was a teen so the details are at best hazy.Do recall Trump stepped in and it was open within months. Tried a search but came up with next to nothing.

  69. ruh oh.

    Looks like Rovey is mightly worried that people are going to make up their own minds this time around. Trump rising this swiftly must have caught the RNC very much off guard. Heck even the DNC as well, they haven’t had a chance to call Trump a racist 24/7 yet.

    Note to Rove: when you call Trump a joke candidate, you are calling those same voters you will need a joke as well. And this was the brilliant “architect”?

    http://freedomslighthouse.net/2011/04/15/karl-rove-attacks-donald-trump-as-inconsequential-and-a-joke-candidate-because-he-questions-obamas-birth-certificate-video-41511/

  70. Trump is in his book, he says he wants a canadian style healthcare system

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

    Really? Anyone have details of that handy?

  71. Henry:

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

    The rink was closed in 1980 for an announced 2 1/2 years of renovations. When the work was not completed by 1986, Donald Trump persuaded Mayor Ed Koch to let him complete the work and he completed the renovations in four months to have it open by the end of the year. Koch initially objected to the proposal but public pressure prompted him to reverse his position.[2]

    Wollman Rink is currently operated by the Trump organization, and is today known as the Trump Wollman Skating Rink. Donald Trump operated the rink from 1987 to 1991

    http://www.nytimes.com/1987/04/01/nyregion/trump-reports-large-profit-from-wollman-rink.html

    By ANDREW ROSENTHAL
    Published: April 01, 1987

    New Yorkers were grateful when Donald J. Trump finished ahead of schedule and under budget in renovating the Wollman Memorial Rink, where the city had spent six years and $12 million trying to produce ice.

    But even the Trump Organization, which controls a network of real estate developments and management corporations, did not expect to make a profit.

    Yesterday, on a wet spring morning that would have been three months from the scheduled completion date if the city had not relinquished the project in Central Park, Mr. Trump announced that he had made a profit.

    Closing the ice-skating rink until the fall, Mr. Trump said it had made a profit of about $500,000 on $1.5 million in receipts since re-opening in November. The money will go to several charities and will be used for public works projects.

    The executive vice president of the Trump Organization, Anthony B. Gliedman, who ran the renovation project, said the profit was about $450,000 to $500,000.

    But the Parks Commissioner, Henry J. Stern, was more conservative, saying he thought the profit was about $400,000, although neither the Trump Organization nor the city Department of Parks and Recreation have final figures on the number of people who used the rink.

    All three did agree that the profit was a pleasant surprise.

    According to the Trump Organization, it spent $1 million to operate the skating rink since November. As part of its agreement with the city, besides giving most of its profit to charities and public works projects, the organization will also reimburse the city $50,000 for electricity use. In addition, some of the money will be given to the parks department.

    The organization has already set aside $200,000 for three charities in New York City, a public works project and the rink’s electric bill.

    The remainder will be distributed by the city and the Trump Organization once a total has been made.

    It’s so much beyond any expectation,” said an ebullient Mr. Trump, who had said that he had hoped to just break even or turn a modest profit of about $100,000. ”This is a little different ending than most city stories.”

    Mr. Stern agreed that the rink was ”enormously successful.

  72. Four years ago I posted the evelyn Pringle stories on the Tony Rezko trial and the Obama connections to Rezko.She is a smart investigating reporter and her coverage can now bear fruit in exposing the fraud in the OO..Just Google her name Evelyn Pringle Investigative Reporter covering the Rezko trialOpen an d learn about the WH occupant and his deals with the Chicago crime lords.

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    November 1, 2008
    Barack Obama – a figment of your imagination and Axelrod’s creativity
    Topics: Political News and commentaries
    Steve Wampler, commenting in the Tracy Press, offers an excellent compilation of the ties between Sen. Barack Obama and William Ayers (via FR); the piece should serve as a last minute reality check for all – before heading off to the voting booth:

    Sen. Barack Obama and his chief image maker, David Axelrod, like to portray the Democratic presidential candidate as a reformer, as a uniter, and as someone above the political fray.

    It’s a wonderful image that has been crafted with the aid of hundreds of millions of dollars and a docile, adoring American media, but it bears little resemblance to reality.

    Obama is a product of the political system of one of America’s most corrupt cities. He is a Chicago machine politician – and he has acted like one from his very first race for the Illinois State Senate in 1996 to now.

    In that race, Obama hired a fellow Harvard Law School alumnus and challenged the legitimacy of signatures on petitions until he managed to get all four of his Democratic primary rivals removed from the ballot. The man who talks about giving a voice to the voiceless didn’t level the playing field, he cleared it.

    Throughout his years as a state senator and later as a U.S. senator from Illinois, Obama has always chosen to back a corrupt status quo and never endorsed reform candidates. In 2007, as Chicago City Hall reeled from two major corruption scandals, Obama supported Mayor Richard Daley.

    In keeping with Chicago politics, felon and slumlord Tony Rezko was Obama’s “political godfather” and without Rezko’s money, Obama never would have made it to the Illinois senate or U.S. Senate, according to Chicago reporter Evelyn Pringle.

    Obama, who has had a 17-year association with Rezko and at times spoke daily with him, likes to be seen as someone who stands up for the people. At times, however, Obama stood up for Rezko instead of his own constituents.

    While Rezko apparently committed fraud or stole money meant to provide quality low-income housing, poor people who lived in Obama’s district lived in broken down Rezko-owned units without heat during the winter and were plagued by drug dealers and squatters. Obama wrote letters to get more money for Rezko but never condemned Rezko’s practices or called for a probe.

    But it is in his repeatedly dishonest statements to the American public about his associations with unsavory people like Rezko, Rev. Jeremiah Wright and domestic terrorist William Ayers that Obama shows he will do or say anything to gain the presidency.

    Obama has claimed that Ayers “is a guy who lives in my neighborhood” and “he’s not somebody who I exchanged ideas from (sic) on a regular basis.” The first comment may have an element of truth, but these Obama statements are blatant and deliberate lies.

    Ayers and Obama have had at least a 10-year relationship and possibly much longer. Ayers and his wife, fellow terrorist and Weather Underground co-founder Bernardine Dohrn, hosted a political fundraiser for Obama in their home. And, Ayers and Obama worked together on the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC); they helped draft the group’s by-laws; they attended seven CAC top-level oversight meetings; they were co-panelists at a 1997 juvenile-justice colloquium organized by Michelle Obama; Obama praised a 1997 book written by Ayers; they met a dozen times as board members of the Woods Fund; they were co-panelists at a 2002 University of Illinois-Chicago seminar; they exchanged e-mails and phone calls as recently as 2005; and Ayers has made one political donation in his entire life – to Obama.

    A long-time associate of Obama, Ayers participated in 30 bombings, including New York Police Department headquarters, the U.S. Capitol and the Pentagon.

    Claims by Obama supporters that Ayers has repented or turned over a new leaf are totally without merit. Ironically, on Sept. 11, 2001, the same day that nearly 3,000 Americans died at the hands of Islamic terrorists, Ayers was quoted in the New York Times as saying: “I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough.”

    Ayers’ fellow Weathermen terrorists not only killed policemen in New York, but in 1970 Ayers’ group amassed 60 sticks of dynamite, an anti-tank shell and a nail-filled bomb. They planned to explode the bomb during a non-commissioned officers’ dance at New Jersey’s Fort Dix Army Base, maiming and likely killing soldiers, their wives and dates. As Ayers has said, the bomb would have ripped “through windows and walls and, yes, people, too.”

    Any person who wants to be America’s commander-in-chief should not be an associate or friend of people and groups who have tried to kill our military personnel and killed police officers.

    A Tracy native, Steve Wampler holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of Kent in Canterbury, England. He works as a public information officer.

  73. President Obama Plans to Bring Budget Back to 1990s Style

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

    How about some 1990s substance?

    As for taxing the top 2%, how about taxing the top 3%, 4%, etc?

  74. Senneth
    I am a gay man who is quite taken by The Donald. This shocks and confounds my straight friends as he has said flat out he is against gay marriage. I have a long list of why I vote the way I do. Essentially it comes down to what is best for my country for the future of the horrid monsters my siblings have beget over the last 20 years. Trump came out of no where and I haven’t had much of a chance to discuss him with any of my friends who are friends of Sappho but the one I did talk to at length expressed to me that she thinks T loves women. She also noted that he always speaks of Hillary with veneration. She thinks it is childish and stupid to think that an uber rich man wouldn’t get laid by a hottie.

  75. More on Tony and Barry

    Barack Obama – The Wizard Of Oz

    By Evelyn Pringle

    28 March, 2008
    Countercurrents.org

    The most trusted leaders of the Democratic party, such as John Kerry and Ted Kennedy, ought to be ashamed of themselves for supporting Barack Obama. With use of the internet, a fifth grader could connect the dots to show a picture of a guy who was picked up in college and carried up the political ladder by a corrupt gang of influence peddlers.

    John McCain is just drooling waiting for Obama to become the nominee so that he can come out with the trail of dirt that the Democratic party is too afraid to reveal this late in the in the game. If nominated, Obama will not survive a month when faced with the Republican attack machine.

    If he becomes the nominee, the web of corruption leading to Obama’s rise to power that this investigative journalist was able to untangle in less than three weeks, will be front page news right up until election day, handing the Republicans their only chance in hell of winning the White House.

    Instead of the leaders of the Democratic party doing their homework, a small group of investigative reporters in Chicago will be credited with exposing the corrupt backbone of Obama political career and the mainstream media need only follow their lead if the Democrats hold him out to be a viable candidate.

    The list of reporters deserving of credit for doing the investigative work that should have been done by the leaders of the Democratic party before they got behind Obama, includes, but is not limited to, Chicago Sun-Times reporters, Tim Novak, Dave McKinney, Fran Spielman, Chris Fusco, Natasha Korecki, Steve Warmbir and Lynn Sweet. Chicago Tribune reporters especially deserving of credit include Jeff Coen, Bob Secter, John Chase, Virginia Groark, Rick Pearson, David Jackson, John McCormick, Mickey Ciokajlo, Rudolph Bush and Dan Mihalopoulos.

    This article is the first in a series that will give the details of Obama’s rise to fame.

    As for the most recognized allegation against Obama, that helped slumlords operate in Chicago, while accepting their campaign contributions, its true. Obama was a member of the political machine that helped a whole gang of slumlords funnel local, state and federal tax dollars, over the backs of poor people in need of affordable housing, to line their own pockets and fund the campaigns of politicians in positions to recommend and award contracts.

    The Davis Miner Barnhill & Galland law firm, where Obama worked for nearly a decade, served as a hub for a slew of slumlord deals, many that benefited the firm’s founder, Allison Davis, and Obama’s claims that he knew nothing about the inner workings of this small firm, represent an insult to the intelligence of the American public.

    Tony Rezko was Obama political Godfather. Obama received his first contributions of $2,000, to launch his political career as a state senator on July 31, 1995, from Rezko. Obama started out saying that Rezko only raised $50,000 or $60,000 for his political career but after a year of lying his way through the primaries, the latest total he gave to the Sun-Times and Tribune during interviews on March 14, 2008, adds up to $250,000.

    For a year, he also minimized his relationship with Rezko by telling the media that he only had dinner or lunch with Rezko one or twice a year. But when confronted by Sun-Times reporters during the March 14 interview, with the allegation that an FBI mole saw him coming and going to Rezko’s office often and that three sources said he talked to Rezko on the phone daily, Obama changed his tune.

    Now the story is that he may have talked to Rezko daily at times during campaigns but sometimes he went for a whole month without talking to him. “I have to say we’re talking over the course of 10 years,” Obama said, “there might have been spurts where I talked to him daily.”

    But then he added: “There might have been stretches over a month where I wouldn’t have talked to him at all.”

    This story is a far cry from the picture Obama gave to the public of him and Rezko meeting once or twice a year, and he never did respond to the allegation by the Times reporter that an FBI mole “saw you coming and going from Rezko’s office a lot.“

    Without Rezko’s fundraising, Obama would not have been elected to the Illinois senate, or the US Senate, and he would not have sold the books he wrote about himself because like the Wizard of Oz, Obama is nobody special.

    Even with Rezko’s massive fund raising, Obama could not beat former Black Panther, Bobby Rush, in his 2000 bid for a seat in Congress. And the only reason he won the US Senate race was because his viable opponents had to drop out due to the public airing of personal scandals. Beating Alan Keyes is hardly a victory to brag about.

    The media needs to quit grouping all the Obama backers under the name Antoin “Tony” Resko because the list of contributors to his political campaigns includes the names of many individuals and entities with their own agendas.

    The trail of corruption involving the people raising money for Obama’s political career stretches from the city of Chicago to the Illinois tollway to the O’Hare airport all the way over to Iraq. And testimony in Rezko’s corruption trial reveals that an equal number of Democrat and Republican crooks benefited from all the moneymaking schemes.

    Rezko is not a Democrat; he’s an equal opportunity profiteer. He supported President George Bush and attended a Christmas party at the White House in December 2003, at the same time that he was a top fundraiser for Obama’s US Senate campaign.

    Rezko co-hosted a $3.8 million Chicago fundraiser for Bush in 2003, and on December 9, 2003, he donated $4,000 to Bush, as a “self-employed businessman,” and gave another $2,000 on December 19, 2003, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

    Prior to backing Rod Blagojevich for governor of Illinois, Rezko threw his money behind Republican candidates for governor, including George Ryan, who was convicted of doling out leases and contracts to cronies and sentenced to prison for more than 6 years.

    Rezko then switched horses and chose Blagojevich in 2002 and Obama has supported Blagojevich, even when his administration was embroiled in corruption investigations.

    Recent testimony in the Rezko trial by his co-conspirator, Chicago businessman, Stuart Levine, explained that Rezko had plans for Blagojevich to be Presidential, not Obama. However, anybody following the trial knows that Blagojevich is more likely to be headed to the “Big House” rather than occupying the White House.

    Obama’s entering into real estate deals with Rezko, while it was public knowledge that he was under investigation for funneling illegal contributions to Illinois politicians, was not a “boneheaded” move, it was motivated by pure greed. While knowing that he would get caught up in a major scandal, Obama went ahead with the deal because he and his wife wanted that mansion, with four fireplaces, six bathrooms, and a wine cellar, period.

    On March 16, 2008, the Boston Globe added an interesting twist to the story when reporting that Donna Schwan, of MetroPro Realty, which listed the mansion and lot next door for the owners, “said it is her recollection that the Obamas may not have made the highest bid, and that other bidders may have matched Rezko’s bid,” but the willingness of both buyers to close in June 2005, “was decisive.”

    Which logically means had Rezko not been willing to buy the lot in June, the deal was off.

    According to an article by Edward McClelland in the February 1, 2008 Salon Magazine, when asked who approached her about the house, Donna Schwan told Salon, “I honestly don’t remember. Tony Rezko lived across the street, so he’d been interested in the lot.”

    Any claim that Obama was unaware of the investigations into the corrupt dealings of Rezko with Illinois politicians in June 2005 is ridiculous. On February 15, 2005, the Chicago Tribune reported:

    “Gov. Rod Blagojevich long has vowed to purge the Illinois tollway of cronyism, yet two of his closest friends and political advisers have links to food vendors awarded lucrative contracts to operate inside the toll road’s sleek new oases, government records show.”

    “The Subway sandwich shops and Panda Express Asian restaurants now being installed in the tollway’s seven revamped rest stops are controlled by firms with strong ties to the food-service empire of Antoin “Tony” Rezko, a Blagojevich confidant who has seeded the governor’s cabinet with former business underlings.”

    Christopher Kelly, Blagojevich’s chief fundraiser, “who also recommended the tollway’s executive director for his job, is an investor in at least one Rezko-controlled food firm,” the Tribune wrote. On March 16, 2005, the Tribune reported that:

    “City officials alleged Tuesday that a minority contractor at O’Hare International Airport acted as a front for a firm run by Antoin “Tony” Rezko, a top adviser and fundraiser for Gov. Rod Blagojevich….

    “Rezko, a member of Blagojevich’s kitchen cabinet of advisers, has come under increased scrutiny in recent weeks following questions about his links to operators of new tollway oasis franchises. The revamp of the oases is a showcase project for the Blagojevich administration.”

    On May 15, 2005, the Sun-Times reported that the accusations by his father-in-law that Blagojevich doled out jobs for campaign contributions had “resulted in dozens of grand jury subpoenas being sent to the governor’s office, his unpaid advisers, agency directors and his top fund-raisers”.

    Among those subpoenaed for documents, sources told the Times, were “Blagojevich’s biggest money men, Christopher Kelly and Antoin “Tony” Rezko.”

    On May 20, 2005, less than a month before Obama bought the mansion, the Tribune reported that Resko, “has had a business relationship with First Lady Patti Blagojevich for eight years, the governor’s office acknowledged Thursday.”

    Six month before Obama bought the strip of land from Rezko’s “wife” to enlarge his yard, on August 28, 2005, Natasha Korecki reported in the Sun-Times that, “there’s so much corruption to investigate in the Chicago area, the FBI is adding manpower.”

    Robert Grant, FBI Special Agent in Charge, told the Times that he had reorganized the bureau to add a third public corruption squad, giving Chicago the largest corruption unit in the country, even bigger than those in New York and Los Angeles.

    “It is the second time in two years the FBI in Chicago has expanded its public corruption force,” Korecki noted.

    On November 6, 2006, the Times asked Obama why he did not reveal the land deal with Rezko before it was reported by the Tribune stating: “Why did you not publicly disclose the transaction after Rezko got indicted?”

    “At the time, it didn’t strike me as relevant,” Obama answered. It seems like a lot of events were not relevant a couple months before he announced his candidacy for president.

    In the November 2007, Chicago Magazine, James Merriner described a “fashion show” that took place in the first week in November 2006, to benefit St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, which he said, “attracted little if any media coverage, which may have been exactly as its organizers and sponsors had hoped.”

    “The invitation to the affair,” he wrote, “offered a veritable guidebook to political influence in Illinois, much of it centered on one St. Jude benefactor, Antoin “Tony” Rezko.”

    “Just three weeks earlier,” Merriner pointed out, “Rezko had been indicted on charges of extorting kickbacks from businesses seeking contracts from the Blagojevich administration.”

    The “fashion show” was chaired by Rita Rezko, co-chaired by the Governor’s wife, Patti Blagojevich, and Michelle Obama was a special guest that day, according to Merriner.

    Two weeks after the “fashion show,” on November 17, 2006, the Sun-Times reported that Blagojevich’s wife Patti got nearly $50,000 from a real estate deal in late 2002 involving Rezko.

    In terms of dollar amounts of campaign contributions directly from Rezko in Illinois, the top four earners were, the now deceased President of the Cook County Board, John Stroger, Blagojevich, Chicago Mayor, Richard Daley, and Obama – in that order.

    Rezko was the head of Stroger’s campaign finance committee at the same time that he served on Obama US Senate finance committee.

    When it came time for Stroger’s reelection campaign, in the midst of the erupting Rezko scandals in the media, on April 8, 2005, the Tribune reported that Stroger “has selected beleaguered businessman and political powerbroker Antoin “Tony” Rezko as one of the honorary chairs of his campaign fundraiser next month.”

    Stroger appointed Rezko’s wife Rita to the Cook County Employee Appeals Board, which hears cases filed by fired or disciplined workers, at a part-time salary of $37,000 a year.

    According to documents filed in the Rezko corruption case, this was Rita’s sole income when she supposedly came up with a $125,000 down payment and secured a $500,000 mortgage to buy the $625,00 lot next to Obama. Less than a year after Obama bought his strip of land, Rita sold the rest of the lot to attorney Michael Sreenan, and made a profit of more than $50,000.

    On February 27, 2007, the Sun-Times pointed out that Obama’s “new neighbor, Michael Sreenan,” had contributed $5,000 to Obama’s campaigns. Less than a year after buying the lot, Sreenan put it up for sale for $1.5 million in October 2007.

    Of course John Stroger will not be answering any questions about corruption, or any other matter, because he died on January 18, 2008. His former chief of staff and godson, Orlando Jones, will not be talking either because he was found dead of self-inflicted gun wounds in September 2007, “just as a corruption inquiry targeting him was heating up,” according to a September 7, 2007 report by CBS News channel 2 Chicago.

    “Jones left his position in county government to create a lobbying firm in association with Tony Rezko, who has been indicted on fraud charges,” CBS reported.

    Cook County Commissioner Tony Peraica told CBS that Orlando Jones’ death raised many questions about the Cook County president’s office. “Some of these matters Jones was involved in that are currently being investigated by the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office are reaching to the highest level of county government,” Peraica said.

    Obama endorsed John Stroger’s son, Todd Stroger, in his bid for Cook County Board President after his father died. Todd was in the news as recently as March 24, 2008, when the Sun-Times published a front-page article reporting that his cousin Donna Dunnings, the county’s new chief financial officer, was receiving a 12% pay increase.

    Dunnings’ salary will be the largest increase of any county employee, with the average increase being around 5%. She will make nearly $160,000 with the pay increase, or roughly $5,000 more than her predecessor made at the job, according to the Times.

    Mayor Daley endorsed Obama immediately after he announced he was running for president and in return, Obama endorsed Daley’s reelection for Mayor right smack in the middle of major federal investigations of corruption in the Daley Administration.

    Obama’s ties to the corrupt Daley machine began when he was dating his wife Michelle and she brought him into the fold. Valerie Jarrett, the deputy chief of staff to Mayor Daley, hired Michelle as her assistant in 1991. Daley made Jarrett the chairman of the Chicago Department of Planning and Development and Michelle worked as her assistant in that Department during 1992-93.

    From there Michelle moved up the political tiers to the University of Chicago and ultimately got an overnight pay raise from about $121,000 to close to $317,000, after Obama became a US Senator, as a vice president at the University of Chicago.

    Susan Sher, was corporation counsel in the Daley Administration when Michelle was hired back in the early 1990s, and Sher is now Michelle’s boss at the University of Chicago, according to the April 22, 2007 Chicago Tribune.

    Shortly after Obama entered the US Senate, Michelle was also handed a position on the board of TreeHouse Foods. Wal-Mart is the largest customer of TreeHouse Foods. Factoring in stock options and other payments, the value of her compensation package for serving on the board in 2006 was $101,083, according to the Tribune report.

    On May 14, 2007, during a meeting with the AFL-CIO in New Jersey, Obama was asked about Wal-Mart and he said: “I won’t shop there.” Michelle resigned from the board of TreeHouse eight days after husband said he would not shop at Wal-Mart, CBS News reported on May 27, 2007.

    When it came time for Obama’s US Senate campaign, Valerie Jarrett became the campaign finance chairman and worked hand and hand with fellow finance committee members, Rita and Tony Rezko, and his former boss at the law firm, Allison Davis, in fundraising endeavors. The committee raised more than $14 million, according to Federal Election Commission records, Tim Novak reported in the Sun-Times on April 23, 2007.

    Jarrett is now the CEO of Habitat Co, a real estate development and management firm which manages the housing program for the Chicago Housing Authority, the entity mandated to administer public housing, and she serves as an unpaid advisor to Obama’s Presidential campaign.

    Mayor Daley’s brother Bill also became an Obama advisor. Mayor Daley’s chief image defender, David Axelrod, is a top strategist for Obama’s campaign and he was also the media consultant for Obama’s US Senate campaign.

    On April 1, 2007, Dick Simpson, a former Chicago alderman who is now chairman of the political science department at the University of Illinois at Chicago, told Ben Wallace-Wells in the New York Times: “David Axelrod’s mostly been visible in Chicago in the last decade as Daley’s public relations strategist and the guy who goes on television to defend Daley from charges of corruption”.

    The scandals involving the Daley administration have no beginning and no end. In January 2004, the Sun-Times published a three-part series exposing widespread corruption in the Hired Truck Program and revealed that some companies were being paid for doing little or no work and that some had mob connections or were tied to city employees.

    On January 25, 2005, the Associated Press reported that trucking company manager, John Cannatello, the 16th person charged in the scandal, was charged with getting $6.6 million in city hauling work “by giving campaign contributions and cash to officials and falsely claiming his firm was eligible for jobs set aside for women-owned businesses.”

    According to the article, city officials said the Hired Truck program, “which at its height doled out $38 million worth of work in one year to contractors without bids, was designed to save taxpayers money by outsourcing hauling jobs that otherwise would require the city to buy trucks and insurance.”

    On June 6, 2006, the Sun-Times reported that the brother-in-law of Cook County Commissioner, John Daley, was sentenced to 18 months in prison “for taking about $5,400 in bribes to steer city business to a Hired Truck company.”

    Of course John Daley is another brother of Mayor Daley.

    On January 6, 2006, the New York Times ran the headline, “Corruption Scandal Loosening Mayor Daley’s Grip on Chicago,” and reported that a “wide-ranging federal investigation into what prosecutors describe as “pervasive fraud” in hiring and contracts at City Hall has led to 30 indictments, including two senior administrators close to the mayor, and a dozen cabinet-level resignations. ”

    The Tribune broke the hiring scandal on April 29, 2005, after federal agents carried out an all-night raid of Daley’s patronage office at City Hall and less than three months later, Robert Sorich, the patronage chief in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, and three former city officials, were arrested and charged with fraud to rig city hiring for 12 years.

    During the criminal trial, prosecutors produced a list of more than 5,700 politically connected job applicants, and Patricia Molloy, a longtime secretary in Mayor Daley’s office, testified that aides kept track of applicants and their political sponsors during much of Daley’s time in office, according to a July 7, 2006 report by Rudolph Bush and Dan Mihalopoulos in the Tribune.

    City officials testified that they “were heavily involved in politics and directed city workers and aspiring public employees to knock on doors and work the phones for political candidates endorsed by the mayor,” the July 7, 2006 Tribune report noted.

    “Witnesses who marshaled pro-Daley political groups testified that they took campaign orders from top Daley aides,” the Tribune wrote, “and later got jobs and promotions from the mayor’s office for loyal and effective political workers.”

    Sorich and three others were convicted on July 5, 2006, of carrying out what prosecutors described as fraud in hiring, “complete with sham interviews, rigged test scores and color-coded charts to track political sponsors,” according to the July 6, 2006 Sun-Times.

    Chicago attorney, Michael Shakman, whose federal lawsuit against the city led to anti-patronage decrees, told the Tribune on July 7, 2006, that Daley was to blame for the political hiring system. “You have to lay the responsibility squarely at the feet of Mayor Daley,” he said. “These [defendants] are his people, who never would have thought of doing this without his approval.”

    At the sentencing hearing in November 2006, US District Judge David Coar told Sorich: “If I thought that by sentencing you I could stop this type of hiring corruption in the city of Chicago, I would throw this building at you…. But it won’t,” the Tribune reported on November 21, 2006.

    Obama is a political psychopath. He exhibits no shame, no matter where his money comes from. On September 5, 2007, the New York Post reported that, “Alexi Giannoulias, who became Illinois state treasurer last year after Obama vouched for him, has pledged to raise $100,000 for the senator’s Oval Office bid.”

    “Giannoulias is so tainted by reputed mob links,” the Post noted, “that several top Illinois Dems, including the state’s speaker of the House and party chairman, refused to endorse him even after he won the Democratic nomination with Obama’s help.”

    If the Democratic party places Obama on the ballot against John McCain, Democratic voters will have no choice in this election. Once the whole truth becomes public, and it will the minute he becomes the nominee, no honest American could support sending Obama and his corrupt gang of cronies to the White House.

    evelyn-pringle@sbcglobal.net

    (The second article in this series will be “Obama and the Slumlords”)

    (Evelyn Pringle is a columnist for OpEd News and an investigative journalist focused on exposing corruption in government and corporate America)

  76. 2 of 5-6 different certifications must be turned in

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    Better check the actual bill. Iirc, those different certifications are ALTERNATIVES to a long form bc.

  77. admin
    April 15th, 2011 at 9:09 pm
    Applause also for talking about Obama’s poor grades yet he gets into great schools. Trump has done his homework.
    **************

    I think Admin he has done his Hillaryis44.org 101. He is a very good student Admin, congratulations!

  78. ABM90
    April 15th, 2011 at 11:52 pm

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    Good summary. THough imo the writer gets bogged down with Ayers and is a little unfair there.

  79. ADMIN
    Thank you.
    I was able to find the first article but it was so damned dry. The second was what I was looking for. Will be emailing it tomorrow along with the obamas tax records showing what they have given to charity as a response to friends that claim republicans are cold and callous and don’t care about people

    Am I alone in finding the last weeks news delicious? I Think not. Lots of humor here now. I went back and read stuff from a month ago. Do it yourself– the difference is extreme.

  80. Laura was sitting in for Billo and said that the Fox something or other news has done the research and believe the fraud was born in America…fools all of them. They could have the golden apple, but then maybe they already do, Bush 3, the fraud.

    Show us the reseach Laura…show me the MONEY

  81. More good summary from above:

    Throughout his years as a state senator and later as a U.S. senator from Illinois, Obama has always chosen to back a corrupt status quo and never endorsed reform candidates. In 2007, as Chicago City Hall reeled from two major corruption scandals, Obama supported Mayor Richard Daley.
    [….]
    Valerie Jarrett, the deputy chief of staff to Mayor Daley, hired Michelle as her assistant in 1991. Daley made Jarrett the chairman of the Chicago Department of Planning and Development and Michelle worked as her assistant in that Department during 1992-93.

  82. Another segment of the EVelyn Pringle Coverage of BO and his shady friends and deals

    Obama-Rezko: Cook Co. Clerk Lists Attorney as Owner Of Obama Chicago HomePosted on December 14th, 2008 by mondoreb in Breaking News, Illinois News, US NewsRead 1,894 times.Why is William Micelli Listed on the Cook Co. Tax Records
    As the Owner of Barack Obama’s Home?
    5046 South Greenwood, Chicago Illinois

    The blog, Strata-Sphere, has turned up some interesting information relating to Obama’s Chicago home.

    Listed in the Cook County Records Property Tax Assessments as “owner” of Obama’s home isn’t the President-elect, nor his wife, but attorney William Miceli. The same attorney cited as a source by the Washington Post and Chicago Sun-Times regarding Obama’s ties to Tony Rezko. Miceli was Obama’s former supervisor at the Davis Law firm that represented Rezko.

    5046 South Greenwood, Chicago Illinois

    The Cook County property tax assessment information lists William Miceli as the “owner” of 5046 South Greenwood, the recording date, 6/21/2005, in the amount of $1,650,000. The borrower is listed as Northern Trust Company.

    William Miceli is a partner at the Chicago law firm, Miner, Barnhill, and Galland, formerly Davis, Miner, Barnhill, and Galland, when Allison S. Davis headed the firm. Miceli’s website lists his current areas of expertise: “not-for-profit corporations, urban renewal transactions, federally qualified health centers, and social service organizations”. Obama was employed by the firm from 1993-2002 with Miceli as his supervisor.

    In April, 2007, the Chicago Sun-Times interviewed Obama’s campaign about his relationship with Tony Rezko and Rezko’s company, Rezmar Corp.

    According to the Sun-Times, Tony Rezko was a client of Obama’s firm and a “close personal friend” and “business partner” of Allison S. Davis. According to Obama and his campaign, Rezko was a longtime friend and campaign donor during Obama’s Congressional and Senate campaigns.

    Central Woodlawn Project

    The Sun-Times interview centered on a specific deal made by Rezmar, the Central Woodlawn Project, with Obama’s law firm handling the legal issues. The Sun-Times wanted to know who Obama reported to in his firm while working on the deal:

    Sun-Times question: Please explain what legal work the senator performed on each of those Rezmar projects. I have a copy of a legal bill showing Sen. Obama worked on the Central Woodlawn project. Please include the number of hours he spent on each Rezmar deal, the dates he worked on those deals, and to whom he reported at the firm, whether that was Allison Davis and/or William Micelli.

    What was the Obama campaign’s answer?

    Continue reading: Obama’s Rezko Ties: Cook County Clerk’s Office Lists Attorney as Owner Of Obama Chicago Home

    by LBG/Mondo
    Source: Obama’s Rezko Ties: Cook County Clerk’s Office Lists Attorney as Owner Of Obama Chicago Home

    Mondoreb blogs at Death By 1000 Papercuts. Interested readers can e-mail him at
    mondoreb@gmail.com. All DBKP stories are filed under Mondoreb at BNN. This article is by LBG.

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  83. gonzo, I, too, was glad that Trump brought up that Obama had bad grades and then got into Columbia and Harvard.

    I hope he’ll move on to a better presentation, though. He seems to throw the tip of the iceberg out there and not develop it, on other issues, as well. I would have liked him to have then said, “how does that happen, that someone with bad grades could get into two of the hardest schools? He must have had help from people with power. Who could those people have been? Are we so sure those people are Americans?” In other words, I’d like to see him develop his issues just a little bit more.

    I am so glad he is stirring things up. But I have noticed in his interviews that he interrupts his interviewer, frequently talks over him. Trump said a couple of times that he is the best negotiator – I can’t imagine you can negotiate too well if you aren’t showing listening skills. I’m not sure I want a bulldozer in office! I’ve noticed he even interrupts himself – he starts one thought, and before finishing the sentence, he starts a different subject.

    I guess it seems like he’s doing a good job of throwing out a lot of stuff (and it hasn’t all been proven either way, ie the grades) and seems to be getting people awakened and thinking. But I hope he does a better job of developing and connecting.

    In terms of connecting, I’m thinking of something like BO’s history of not working, but taking credit for others’ work. The votes of “present”, the 26 bills that Emil Jones stole from other IL senators and put Obama’s name alone on, the time some senators were walking up to a mike to discuss a bill they had just passed, and BO, who had had nothing to do with it, jumped in with them, took the mike, and claimed leadership on that bill’s development and passing. And let’s not forget the primary debates, “what she said”. And not being able to make a decision in office until he takes his polls and gets lots of administration people to give him lots of different opinions. Or how about having no presence in the budget battle, but showing up at the end to claim it, and then appearing the next day at the Lincoln Memorial to charm the visitors taking credit and basking in their applause. A pattern.

    That’s just one example of what I mean by connections – there are others, as you know. But these patterns speak to his personality style, one which is not suited to the presidency.

    I think the winning strategy would be present this information (and there is so much about BO) in an organized manner, not just throwing one liners out left and right. A more organized fashion will help the listener to finally understand the idiot who duped them. Maybe Trump needs to get more info from various sources – maybe he’s been relying on one main source. Different sources have different takes and different parts of the puzzle.

    Anyway, that’s my thought….

  84. Okay I think this would make a great Trump ad

    Old school Seseme Street singing which one of these things is not like the other, Show Hrc Palin and The Donald with their hands on thier hearts, then show he pretender not doing the same
    let them cry racism as they will who cares. HRC/Palin/Trump love this country and that is te differenve

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FClGhto1vIg

  85. “I hope he’ll move on to a better presentation, though. He seems to throw the tip of the iceberg out there and not develop it, on other issues, as well. I would have liked him to have then said, “how does that happen, that someone with bad grades could get into two of the hardest schools? He must have had help from people with power. Who could those people have been? Are we so sure those people are Americans?” In other words, I’d like to see him develop his issues just a little bit more.”

    Agree.

    It’s still early in the game though…*crosses her fingers*

  86. lorac…T has not even declared he is running yet…the repub field is not set yet…he is not going to show his whole hand at this stage of the game…

    he is playing it just right…throwing out ‘the tease’…just enough to make them want more and to wonder what is he talking about…we have a long road to go yet…he knows what he is doing…

    and frankly, as some of us stated here tonight…he has already thrown out quite a bit…in fact, almost more than was thrown out in the whole primary season…give the guy a chance and some time to do it his way…

    he is not going to lay it all out there before the game even begins…the ride is just beginning…

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

    one last thought tonight…the right establishment is going crazy over T…Mark Levin has attacked Trump viciously…my two cents…the criticism they are throwing at T is going to make him appealing to a wider audience…more independents will like some of his moderate positions…probably alot of Hillary peeps…

    therightscoop.com/levin-rips-donald-trump-to-shreds/

    T is smart…he has already gone after the tea party…he is appealing to them and praising them…now the far right and establishment are trying to take T out, but their criticism make him sound more moderate and normal and like a man with common sense…instead of far right crazy…

    things are aligning in an interesting way…

  87. one last thought…if T appears with Herman Cain along the trail and they click… that would put the fear of hell in the WH, the dems and the establishment repubs…

  88. glad that Trump brought up that Obama had bad grades and then got into Columbia and Harvard.

    I hope he’ll move on to a better presentation, though. He seems to throw the tip of the iceberg out there and not develop it

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    Consider the context: hostile interviewers who will interrupt and/or edit and/or soundbyte out of context. He may as well just pepper them with bullet proof soundbytes in the first place. 😉

    Also — seems like he’s using very solid simple facts as his soundbytes/tip of iceberg, rather than opinion (‘develop’).

  89. A Tribute to Donald Trump as well . . .

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjJ5h4hjKYw

    He is the only one standing up for the country now

    Red State editor sent an email out this morning which accuses establishment Republicans of being “wimps” who are getting rolled.

    If Trump were in charge this would not happen.
    ———————————————-

    it is increasingly clear that the Republicans are a bunch of wimps.

    In the past week, Democrats have said the Republicans want women to die and old people to starve. They’ve accused the GOP of hurting kids. Barack Obama himself has entered the fray. He says the GOP would turn the nation into a third world state. He says the Republicans want to hurt the elderly with their Medicare reforms. Nevermind that he is the champion of death panels.

    All the while, the Republicans keep talking about wanting to reach across the aisle. They are perfectly willing to go along with the Democrats in raising the debt ceiling. They are perfectly willing to help the Democrats cut only $353 billion from this year’s deficit. They are perfectly willing to let Obama keep lobbing bombs at Tripoli for no apparent reason.

    The Republicans have gotten it in their head that if they just play nice and look leaderly, the nation will embrace them. Instead, the GOP is getting defined by the Democrats. They are getting pinned down by a media willing to push the Democrat talking points and their polling is correspondingly going down hill.

    John Boehner and Mitch McConnell don’t seem to understand that we need fighters not lovers right now. The Republican Party has turned into the Party of Wimps. If they don’t start throwing punches soon, they’ll be undone and so will the nation.

    – Erick Erickson

  90. “one last thought…if T appears with Herman Cain along the trail and they click… that would put the fear of hell in the WH, the dems and the establishment repubs…”

    Let’s be honest, if Trump declares that Lil John, Latoya, NeNe or Star Jones is *ahem* “HIRED,” it will pretty much neuter the racist card. Perhaps Trump will make the ultimate ‘affirmative action’ decision. Bigger than the one made in 2008 even. He does get the final say.=)

  91. I will say it again. I know both Boehner and McConnell. I have thrown fundraisers for them. They are not the men for this job. Not tough enough. De Mint, in time Rubio, yes perhaps. The bottom line is Obama and the media elites hate America. Judge them not by what they say but by what they do, and that conclusion becomes obvious.

  92. I do not know much about Cain but in one of the tea party states he blew the rest of the republican candidates out of the water. He is black, entrepreneurial and sounds like a leader.

  93. Doesn’t feel so great, from my point of view, knowing that women had to wait 50 years after black men to get the vote, then had a great female candidate for president be pushed aside for a black man, that now women may also have to wait behind black men for the vice presidency….sigh…..

  94. turndown, he actually isn’t just presenting simple “facts” – most of what he presents are things we’ve long heard about, but much of it has never been verified. The bad grades are a good example. Also, I believe he said that BO was “born as Barry Soetero”.

  95. Here is the great Gwen Verdon playing the role of John Boehner after he heroically averted a government shutdown last Friday, and before he realized that he had given the store away to the evil empire:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHHbExYN1_w

    But the funniest part was to watch Karl Rove trash that sort of deal before the fact, and then praise it from high once it was done.

    Rove was open to a Trump candidacy initially and now he is dismissive of it because of the birth certificate issue. He his protecting someone–probably Willard since that would be the order of succession.

    If past is prologue, then Rove will reach across the aisle to someone like fluff. We saw what he did with Hillary. The fat bastard Rove has no moral scruples.

    As a result, it does seem to me that the sooner Donald can get something out there which is substantive on the birth issue the better.

    I would not let too much time go by without feeding something to the piranhas.

  96. how does that happen, that someone with bad grades could get into two of the hardest schools?
    ————————-
    During the primary, a well connected black leader in New York City revealed to the media that a member of the Saudi royal family wrote a letter of recommendation to Harvard on Bambi’s behalf. And because the Saudi royal family has endowed two faculty seats at Harvard, their recommendation was sufficient to permit admission notwithstanding mediocre undergraduate grades. But that begs the further question of why the Saudi royal family would do this and the answer to that question remains unclear.

  97. The approval ratings for Trump are a joke. He is easily 10x what the clowns are reporting. I work on the street and I am hearing it first hand, Over and over and over again I keep hearing he loves our country. Not his not mine but our.

  98. Hi Henry,
    My partner and I both love The Donald and what he is doing. I loved his interview with Sean tonight.

    Many of my lesbian friends voted for the fraud and we no longer talk politics so I don’t know what they think. It’s hard enough to overlook that they supported that jackass.

  99. Senneth
    but it must speak volumes that at least two gays are being vocal in support of a repug. Talk about losing your base. For the last 20 years no one has called China out. Evaporation ls what has happened to domestic employment and only Trump has said a word

  100. Greenwald at Salon:
    Adopting “centrist” or even right-wing policies will always produce the same combination — approval of independents, dilution of GOP anger, media raves, and continued Democratic voter loyalty — that is ideal for the President’s re-election prospects.

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

    So Occam doesn’t need even as much as a ‘please his fatcat donors’ conspiracy.

  101. Greenwald at Salon:
    Adopting “centrist” or even right-wing policies will always produce the same combination — approval of independents, dilution of GOP anger, media raves, and continued Democratic voter loyalty — that is ideal for the President’s re-election prospects.

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

    So Occam doesn’t need even as much as a ‘please his fatcat donors’ conspiracy.

  102. I think Trump needs to throw a charcoal party to declare his run. The Black and White parties are huge and they are DULL.
    He gets Palin and Gulianni to endorse him during the height of the gay party sumer season. Maureen Dowd would give her left testicle for n invite

  103. House of sand beginning to shift; thank you Donald Trump. Perhaps The People will prevail after all.

  104. This article to be viewed as an exercise in the vanity of the author and Meacham’s ignorance of history trumping Trump’s go at Barack Obama’s birth certificate/ (Hot Air- indeed!) The we have Rahm Emanuel’s vintage quote:
    “Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste.”

    So- if the question of Obama’s citizenship is of no concern to him; why the push especially now, for a change in the Constitutional Rule?
    __________________________

    Jon Meacham: Let’s undo the Birther “horror” by repealing the natural-born citizen clause

    by Allahpundit

    In case you were wondering what the guy who used to edit Newsweek is up to these days, wonder no longer. I agree with him about the natural-born requirement, incidentally: It’s one of the most antiquated and unnecessary parts of the Constitution, especially in light of the original intent he describes. But … “horror”? Are the delicate flowers who populate PBS’s viewership so delicate that they recoil at the very idea of The One being asked to show his birth certificate? The beginning here sounds like a parody of bien-pensant liberalism — almost physical revulsion at what’s not only a minor thoughtcrime, but one rejected by all major Republican candidates except Trump (who isn’t really a major Republican candidate). Good lord, man. Get a hold of yourself.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2011/04/15/jon-meacham-lets-undo-the-birther-horror-by-repealing-the-natural-born-citizen-clause/comment-page-1/

  105. This article to be viewed as an exercise in the vanity of the author and Meacham’s ignorance of history trumping Trump’s go at Barack Obama’s birth certificate/ (hot air- indeed!) The we have Rahm Emanuel’s vintage quote:
    “Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste.”

    So- if the question of Obama’s citizenship is of no concern to him; why the push especially now, for a change in the Constitutional Rule?
    __________________________

    Jon Meacham: Let’s undo the Birther “horror” by repealing the natural-born citizen clause

    by Allahpundit

    In case you were wondering what the guy who used to edit Newsweek is up to these days, wonder no longer. I agree with him about the natural-born requirement, incidentally: It’s one of the most antiquated and unnecessary parts of the Constitution, especially in light of the original intent he describes. But … “horror”? Are the delicate flowers who populate PBS’s viewership so delicate that they recoil at the very idea of The One being asked to show his birth certificate? The beginning here sounds like a parody of bien-pensant liberalism — almost physical revulsion at what’s not only a minor thoughtcrime, but one rejected by all major Republican candidates except Trump (who isn’t really a major Republican candidate). Good lord, man. Get a hold of yourself.

  106. Admin:

    Spammy spam-a-lot is holding a post in the pink filter, one without a link is ok-

    Rahm Emanuel’s vintage quote: “Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste” is showing up in the most interesting places..

  107. During the Hannity interview, Hannity kept trying to expose Trump as not really a conservative……translate died in the wool right wing nut….Trump wasn’t biting. Maybe it’s time to redefine conservative or rather create a new breed of Republicans. Perhaps the center of ther country could now take over the R party in a tea party like movement.

  108. I think I will change my registration to R. I am still a registered D since I was hoping that there would be a D primary. What if all the indys start registering R so they can vote Trump.

  109. If Trump is successful in exposing O fraud, some media whores should go down with O. The media will really be exposed as incompetent and partisan. I
    can’t wait for that to happen. How many people do you think would be murdered to keep that from happening?

  110. How wonderful, thank you Donald !
    We Americans deserve this, a white knight, Mister Toad, an American patriot, some one to cheer for, and cheer again, he makes them all look as sick as they are, all pennies waiting for change.

    I think Obama will withdraw if not flee the country.

  111. The media whores will just claim that they were lied to so how could they possibly know the real Obama, blah, blah, blah. Just like they did about Bush and all his lies.

  112. question?

    if the saudis wrote a letter of recommendation for Harvard, etc. What must they think of him now after Barry threw Mubarack under the bus, from what I have read, they won’t even return his calls.

  113. if the saudis wrote a letter of recommendation for Harvard, etc. What must they think of him now after Barry threw Mubarack under the bus, from what I have read, they won’t even return his calls.
    ————————–
    bad bargain perhaps. I hope Trump reveals this one, because it is unknown to 99.999% of the population since it has been covered up by big media under 6 feet of dirt (their own). But inasmuch as the disclosure came from a black politician in New York, I fully expect that Donald is aware of it–and has the tape.

    On a related note, there must be tremendous peer group pressure within the industry, to prevent big media journalist who wish to be thought of as anything more than total whores, from abdicating their role as reporters in favor of endorsing the big lie. That plus the abiding fear of being pink slipped.

    Nevertheless, I have little sympathy for them, because in the course of suppressing relevant evidence, promoting Obama mawkishly and attacking his opponents in the most banal manner, these people have failed themselves, their profession and the American People. There is no living with that if you have any honor or decency.

  114. If Trump is successful in exposing O fraud,
    ——————-
    That is essential. And their editors. And the media organizations themselves. I noticed last night that Laura Ingraham sitting in for Bill O’Reilly–a substitution which should be permanent one would hope, they had the great horizontal Sally Quinn on. She is as you know the diva of the Washington establishment, as she pumps quarts of morphine into the decaying corpse of Ben Bradley and complains about Hillary. What I find interesting about that is that FOX is getting rid of Beck and bringing in people like Mayflower Sally as guests to move more to the so called center. Personally, I am not thrilled by that but from a business standpoint, it takes audience away from CNN, NBC and ABC who are the primary shills for Obama, and puts greater pressure on the far left business model of those organizations.

  115. wbboei from what I understand Trump has friends in the Saudia empire, I look at it this way, you have to be friendly with everyone, but when “the lights of the media has dimmed and crowds go away” as hillary once said, I want someone who will never forget that its his damn job to always look out for the American people. smooze all you want with everyone and anyone in the world, but when push comes to shove, I want someone who will 100% back America and her interests, not because it makes him/her popular, but because that is in our interest.

    Waffles is going around pushing his damn interests and popularity, his concern is not America.

  116. henry
    April 16th, 2011 at 3:31 am

    Senneth
    but it must speak volumes that at least two gays are being vocal in support of a repug. Talk about losing your base.
    ——————————————————
    It’s a lot more than two. After what they did to Hill, I told them to kiss this gay, democratic ass GOODBYE (and there are more of us). Trump/West Trump/Ryan? I’m in!

    The only dem I have any respect for is Diane Feinstein.

  117. I saw Trump on Hannity on the rerun last night. I thought Hannity was like a mouse — self conscious and muted. I didn’t like how he talked over Trump though on all the Wright/Ayers/Rezko thing. Hannity is a bad messenger but Trump bringing those up is gold especially what he said about the only deal Obuma made namely Rezko, if any of us had done it, we would be behind bars. The other interesting thing was Trump pointing out how easily Obuma shoves people under the bus, how disloyal he is. Now wouldn’t it be nice if they started leaking things.

  118. tim
    April 16th, 2011 at 10:24 am
    ——————————
    It is a fiduciary responsibility which is an essential element of high office. Obama breaches that responsibility every waking breathing moment, but he is a left wing radical and a surrogate of international business. If that juxtaposition is hard for people to get their mind around, then they need to study the Soros model, not the Rooselvelt model. This is not liberalism, not progressivism in the true sense of the word, it is global capitalism.

    A friend of mine is a high end interior decorator who works for Gates and others like him. He travels the world looking for art objects, or just to get ideas. He tells me that China is now looking to colonize Africa, and has given a 20% across the board wage increase to its factory workers to counteract incipient dissent. Also, they are going after people who promote political freedom or criticize the government over the internet. That is where Obama aims to take us, by all appearances. Also, he mentioned what a huge power Brazil is becoming and how their upper class is now investing heavily in the rest of South America, while Obama feeds them with taxpayer dollars. By any objective measure, the man is a traitor.

  119. How wonderful, thank you Donald !
    We Americans deserve this, a white knight, Mister Toad, an American patriot, some one to cheer for

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

    Mr. Toad?

  120. far left business model of those organizations

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

    Huh?

    ——————-
    State capitalism like you see in China. Obama’s handlers–Soros, Brzeznski and Imelt are self proclaimed devotees of that model. This is far left stuff, sometimes referred to as fascism.

  121. wbboei
    April 16th, 2011 at 10:17 am
    if the saudis wrote a letter of recommendation for Harvard, etc. What must they think of him now after Barry threw Mubarack under the bus, from what I have read, they won’t even return his calls.
    ————————–
    bad bargain perhaps. I hope Trump reveals this one, because it is unknown to 99.999% of the population since it has been covered up by big media under 6 feet of dirt (their own). But inasmuch as the disclosure came from a black politician in New York, I fully expect that Donald is aware of it–and has the tape.

    On a related note, there must be tremendous peer group pressure within the industry, to prevent big media journalist who wish to be thought of as anything more than total whores, from abdicating their role as reporters in favor of endorsing the big lie. That plus the abiding fear of being pink slipped.

    Nevertheless, I have little sympathy for them, because in the course of suppressing relevant evidence, promoting Obama mawkishly and attacking his opponents in the most banal manner, these people have failed themselves, their profession and the American People. There is no living with that if you have any honor or decency.
    ______________________________________

    re – Saud letter / black politician – are you talking about that Reverand Manning fellow? Last year he promoted some “people’s jury” that I didn’t pay a lot of attention to, but I’m thinking the House of Saud letter was part of it (along with Columbia University fraud)

    re – jounalist whores – I don’t think there is peer pressure for these assholes to be damned reporters. Personally, I think they have to be hit in the pocketbook with a reversal of the NY Times malice standard to allow for liability for at least reckless publication.

  122. crazy horse

    The only dem I have any respect for is Diane Feinstein.

    ———–

    Feinstein and the Clintons for me.

  123. Mrs. Smith, your comment is now fished out of the overactive filters. It sometimes happens that the filters pick a victim and block their content. It appears today is the day for the filters to victimize you. This filter prejudice happened to someone else recently and to someone else last week. The filters are our friends as they keep spam out and the Obama fiends out too – but as we learn in life, sometimes friends can be a big pain. 🙂

    As a consolation prize here is the video of that idiot Jon Meachem and the latest defense from Big Media on the Obama birth certificate issue – change the Constitution to get rid of the natural born requirement:

    Watch the full episode. See more Need To Know.

  124. So I felt like I needed to do something to show support for Donald J Trump. Standing on my porch and screaming thank you didn’t work out so well So I bought a ton of hard cover books by the man on Amazon and sent them to the resistance in my address book. The most expensive was 8 cents(plus shipping).Think I am going to order a few more and have them sent to local abc/nbc/cbs/fox. I have waited far too long for this moment.

  125. State capitalism like you see in China. Obama’s handlers–Soros, Brzeznski and Imelt are self proclaimed devotees of that model. This is far left stuff, sometimes referred to as fascism

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

    More commonly described as far right.

  126. Shadowfax,
    I cannot help it I get a kick out of Ed Rendall. Don’t know why as he is a buffoon but he speaks his mind and at times seems to lack the ability to self sensor. Never smelled the man but he looks like he’d have the odor of Michael Caine(read musty sock drawer)

  127. admin sorry I posted some links to Trump’s second part interview, they seem to have been caught in the filter.

  128. What if everything we think we know about the president’s political
    Here is Noonan’s two cents worth.

    You know the conventional wisdom. It is that unemployment ticking down, plus the economy inching back, plus the power of the presidency to affect events, equals a likely Obama victory in 2012. Smart people, especially Republicans, believe this. But how about this for a thought: It’s not true. It’s all wrong. Barack Obama can be taken, and his adversaries haven’t even noticed. In fact, he will likely lose in 2012. Only one thing can save him. More on that further down.

    Let’s start with the immediate and go to the overarching. The president is immersed in another stressed and unsuccessful spring after a series of losing seasons. Internationally, he’s involved in a confused effort that involves bombing Libyan government troops and sometimes their rebel opponents, leaving the latter scattered and scurrying. Responsibility to protect is looking like tendency to deflect.

    Domestically, the president’s opponents seized the high ground on the great issue of the day, spending and debt, and held it after the president’s speech this week. In last week’s budget duel, the president was outgunned by Republicans in the House and outclassed by Paul Ryan, who offered seriousness and substance as a unique approach to solving our fiscal problems.

    Main Street Columnist William McGurn analyzes Barack Obama’s re-election strategy and previews the campaign.

    In this week’s polls: An Ipsos survey says 69% of Americans believe the country is on the wrong track, up five points since March. Zogby has only 38% of national respondents saying Mr. Obama deserves re-election, with 55% wanting someone new. Mr. Obama carried Pennsylvania in 2008 by double digits; a poll there this week shows only 42% approving of his leadership, with 52% disapproving. Gallup had the president’s support slipping among blacks and Hispanics, with the latter’s numbers dramatic: 73% supported him when he was inaugurated, 54% do now. Support among whites on Inauguration Day was 60%. Now it is 39%.

    We’re all so used to reporting the general trend of these polls that we fail to see their significance: The more that people experience his leadership, the less they like his leadership. There’s no real reason to think upticks in this direction or that will seriously change this. Another way to say it is that there have been upticks that might have benefited the president, and so far they haven’t.

    At this point everyone mentions Mr. Obama’s personal approval numbers, which are consistently higher than his leadership numbers. The RealClearPolitics average puts his personal approval at 47.6%, which doesn’t sound bad.

    But let me offer a hunch based on conversations with people from many walks of life and all regions the past 18 months. The president’s personal numbers are probably lower than the polls report. Not that the polls are dishonest, but the American people don’t want to not like Mr. Obama. They don’t want to tell a young pollster that they don’t like a man they elected two years ago, with excitement and hope, by a margin of 9.5 million votes. There are two things I have never heard, not once, in the past year: “I love this guy—I love Obama,” and “If only John McCain were president, everything would be better.”

    I suspect, and it’s only a suspicion, that there’s a degree to which people tell pollsters they like Mr. Obama to take the sting out of the fact that they just told the pollster they don’t approve of his leadership.

    We all get stuck in the day-to-day and lose sight of the overarching, but the overarching fact of Mr. Obama’s presidency is that he made a bad impression his first years in office and has never turned that impression around.

    He spent his first 14 months moving on what he was thinking about—health care—and not what the public was thinking about: the economic crash, jobs, spending. He seemed not to be thinking like everyone else, which underscored the idea that he was unresponsive to the crises they were seeing. It’s hard to get past that.

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    His speech this week brought together all the strands of his flawed leadership. It was at moments clever, but merely clever, not up to the needs of the moment—and cleverness in a time of crisis comes as an affront. The speech seemed oblivious to recent history, as if the president had just discovered something no one knows about, a problem with spending, and has decided to alert us to the danger. He said other politicians attempt to cut by focusing on “waste and abuse,” but he knows the real secret: The problem is entitlement spending. But addressing entitlements is all anyone serious has been talking about for years; it’s what the Ryan plan is all about!

    The speech was intellectually incoherent. An administration that spent two years saying, essentially, that high spending is good is suddenly insisting high spending is catastrophic. The president appealed for bipartisan efforts, but his manner and approach leave his appeals sounding like diktats. His attempts to seem above the fray leave him seeming distanced and unwilling to risk anything.

    Most important, the speech signaled that the White House, after all this time, sees the question of spending as a partisan tool, a weapon to be deployed in an election, and not an actual crisis. This is disrespectful toward citizens who feel honest alarm.

    Because of these flaws, the speech will have no afterlife, and a major speech with no afterlife might as well not have been given.

    ***
    You would think Democratic professionals, who read the same numbers Republicans do and pick up similar trends, would be hanging their heads in despair.

    They are not. They have hope. Their hope is that Republicans in the early caucus and primary states will go crazy.

    They hope the GOP will nominate for the presidency someone strange, extreme or barely qualified. They hope that in a mood of antic cultural pique, or in a great acting out of disdain for elites, or to annoy the mainstream media, Republican voters will raise high candidates who are unacceptable to everyone else. Everyone else of course being the great and vital center, which hires and fires presidents. The Democrats’ hope is that centrists will look at the Republican nominee and, holding their nose, choose the devil they know. Especially if the one they don’t know seems to have little horns under his hair.

    Republicans voting in recent presidential primaries have tended to pick the candidates who are viewed as the moderate in the race—Bob Dole in 1996, George W. Bush in 2000, John McCain in 2008. But in truth, there are some pretty antic candidates out there this year.

    The great question of the coming year is not, “Will Obama reignite his base?” or, “Will the Democrats outraise and outspend the GOP?” It is: Will the GOP be serious? Will Republicans be equal to their history, their tradition and the moment? If they are—if they recruit and support candidates who can speak to the entire country, who have serious experience and accomplishments, who are grounded and credible, then they will win centrist support. And with it they will likely win the thing without which they cannot achieve the big changes they seek, and that is the presidency.

  129. More commonly described as far right.
    ————————
    Which is a common misnomer. The Nazis were the National SOCIALIST party.

  130. There is an article in Red State which concludes that Prosser has won the race for the Supreme Court seat in Wisconsin, and will survive a recount because his 7300+ advantage is “beyond the margin of fraud”. I did not do the numbers but I suspect the margin of fraud is less than 1%. What was it–7300 divided by 1.4 million, I’ll be damned if I know. But here is an important point because it goes to show how fraudulent the democratic primary was. In that election, given the actions of the RBC the margin of fraud was 100%. Thus, it is hardly surprising that the candidate they chose was himself a total and complete fraud and would behave as such if he became president. Only in that sense can we safely say he has not been a disappointment.

  131. “They are not. They have hope. Their hope is that Republicans in the early caucus and primary states will go crazy.”

    and idiots like Mark Levin don’t get this. Sarah Palin will not win, Michelle Bachmann won’t win, sorry they won’t, I like Palin, etc, but they won’t win. Trump is the only one who can win, he knows how to fight against the fraud and the media that protect him. And idiots like Mark Levin want to live in their nice little ivory tower, not understanding they are dealing with a chicago thug.

  132. More commonly described as far right.
    ————————
    Which is a common misnomer. The Nazis were the National SOCIALIST party.
    ==============

    Then calling the Nazi’s ‘far right’ would be the misnomer.

    Not to restart an old question, which iirc, Admin a while back tried to settle by saying that both far right and far left end in totalitarianism. But imo you’re going a bit too far in your latest post, even if China did start from the left side.

  133. Saud letter / black politician – are you talking about that Reverand Manning fellow?
    ——————–
    absolutely not. This was an elderly gentleman who was a fixture in the black power structure in New York.

  134. I like Palin, etc, but they won’t win.

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

    Sadly I agree. Bored or disillusioned bots will still turn out to vote AGAINST Palin etc.

    Trump — might even attract some of those voters. As Perot got about equal numbers from both Dem and GOP. Even Zonker Harris voted for him.

  135. Then calling the Nazi’s ‘far right’ would be the misnomer.
    —————————–
    They both attack the bourgeois class from different sides of the fence. Once the middle is destroyed they attack each other. Their common goal is control of the public mind and behavior. And they insinuate themselves into all institutions of society. Like the child molesters they are they prey upon the young. They are in that sense both totalitarian in their orientation.

  136. admin
    April 16th, 2011 at 12:03 pm
    As a consolation prize here is the video of that idiot Jon Meachem and the latest defense from Big Media on the Obama birth certificate issue – change the Constitution to get rid of the natural born requirement:

    The hubris, the unmitigated gall, the self absorption, the narcissism to the point of psychopathy is what the zombies of Obama are exhibiting in now trying to switch the discussion around to its a stupid old rule anyway to drown out the increasing cries of where is the damned BC. We are supposed to amend the constitution so one asshole doesn’t have to show their medical attendant reported BC or lack of one. The birth certificate apologists are nuts.

  137. If the govenmnet mandates buying private hc insurance and also limits competition — that’s fascist, and it’s already happening.

    If the government were to offer honest single payer hc and outlaw sugar and tobacco and mandate exercise — that would be far left totalitarianism (arguably communism). But we’re nowhere near that point.

    So in the meantime, using too- extreme terms just muddies the current water and loses credibility.

  138. Jon Meecham is an anti Hillary dirt bag who destroyed Newsweek magazine and just got this sorry ass canned by Tina Brown. He needs to be stuffed down the garbage shoot, emptied into a truck, taken to a dump, compressed with other compost and trucked off to the desolate praire for burial. Someone would have to file an environmental impact statement.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyOlFt9r6Oc

  139. Reposting this gem from admin last night
    Too good to be missed

    http://www.nytimes.com/1987/04/01/nyregion/trump-reports-large-profit-from-wollman-rink.html

    By ANDREW ROSENTHAL
    Published: April 01, 1987

    New Yorkers were grateful when Donald J. Trump finished ahead of schedule and under budget in renovating the Wollman Memorial Rink, where the city had spent six years and $12 million trying to produce ice.

    But even the Trump Organization, which controls a network of real estate developments and management corporations, did not expect to make a profit.

    Yesterday, on a wet spring morning that would have been three months from the scheduled completion date if the city had not relinquished the project in Central Park, Mr. Trump announced that he had made a profit.

    Closing the ice-skating rink until the fall, Mr. Trump said it had made a profit of about $500,000 on $1.5 million in receipts since re-opening in November. The money will go to several charities and will be used for public works projects.

    The executive vice president of the Trump Organization, Anthony B. Gliedman, who ran the renovation project, said the profit was about $450,000 to $500,000.

    But the Parks Commissioner, Henry J. Stern, was more conservative, saying he thought the profit was about $400,000, although neither the Trump Organization nor the city Department of Parks and Recreation have final figures on the number of people who used the rink.

    All three did agree that the profit was a pleasant surprise.

    According to the Trump Organization, it spent $1 million to operate the skating rink since November. As part of its agreement with the city, besides giving most of its profit to charities and public works projects, the organization will also reimburse the city $50,000 for electricity use. In addition, some of the money will be given to the parks department.

    The organization has already set aside $200,000 for three charities in New York City, a public works project and the rink’s electric bill.

    The remainder will be distributed by the city and the Trump Organization once a total has been made.

    ”It’s so much beyond any expectation,” said an ebullient Mr. Trump, who had said that he had hoped to just break even or turn a modest profit of about $100,000. ”This is a little different ending than most city stories.”

    Mr. Stern agreed that the rink was ”enormously successful.”

  140. switch the discussion around to its a stupid old rule anyway to drown out the increasing cries of where is the damned BC.

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

    That is funny. It’s like admitting that he was really born outside the US. But pre-emptive surrender is the Obama style….

    The harder Obama fights against showing a real long form, the more serious it looks. He should just admit it’s embarrassing or non-existant, and call up other witnesses and evidence of US birth. Maybe he could meet the requirments of the Arizona law instead. 😉

  141. If it is proven that bambi has something on his bc which is less than copacetic doesn’t that mean every bill he signed is null and void? What happens then? Can the government run as he has signed budgets?

  142. Don’t know about you but I am a little exhausted.. we are reliving the same things we went through in 2008 hoping at every turn somehow the media will come around and expose the lies and getting excited at the person who defies the media and establishment and goes against the grain. It was Palin then and Trump now.

  143. pm317
    I beg to differ, apples and oranges as it were
    Palin never stood a chance. The lame stream media went after her with a vengeance. She fought back and did so well but she was new and not “branded” so the fuckwits were able to “paint” her as they chose. The Donald has been tabloid fodder for 30 plus years. He is immune to the hijinks and he is clever. His use of the View was brilliant. Went in knowing they were going to be bambi’s champions and he let them speak and hang themselves. Can Whoopie have yelled one more time isn’t Hawaii a state? They were clowns and made Donalds argument for him

  144. I also reject the argument that he is getting away with this because he is a guy. He’s getting away with it because he can. He is a celebrity and beyond rich. He speaks his mind and what he is saying is what tens of millions of Americans are thinking. Who else talks about China like him

  145. Believe it or not, my friend broke down and cried when she listened to Trump last night on Hannity. She is a Hillary supporter through and through and has waited so long for someone strong to come out and attack obama the way he has.

  146. tim
    give another listen to the link you posted and take note of how the “reporter” pronounces thoroughly when stating that the bc issue has been resolved. Shame on that ignorant child. He is a disgrace to his profession.

  147. Clinton Visits Seoul to Discuss North Korean Denuclearization Talks

    Jason Strother | Seoul April 16, 2011

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived in Seoul Saturday for a two-day visit. Her trip comes as multinational efforts to pressure North Korea to end its nuclear weapons program remain deadlocked. The visit started days after Pyongyang said it is holding a U.S. citizen on unknown charges.

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is in Seoul to discuss efforts to resume six-nations talks on North Korea’s nuclear program.

    Those talks, which involve the United States, both Koreas, China, Japan and Russia, have been on hold for more than two years.

    The United States and South Korea say the discussions cannot resume until North Korea shows it is sincere about honoring past promises to dismantle its nuclear program.

    Some analysts say other South Korean preconditions are making it more difficult for the talks to resume.

    Moon Chung-in, a politics lecturer at Seoul’s Yonsei University, says Seoul’s insistence that Pyongyang apologize for last year’s sinking of a South Korean warship and shelling of a South Korean island is preventing the negotiations from starting again.

    “South Korea has been calling for inter-Korean talks first and get an apology from North Korea. Then it will allow to resuscitate the six party talk process. But Washington and Beijing appear to have a sense of urgency in resuming the six-party talk processes,” said Moon.

    North Korea denies it had anything to do with the March 2010 sinking of the South Korean ship, which killed 46 South Korean sailors. An international investigation said the ship was torpedoed. Pyongyang also says it was provoked by the South’s military to bomb Yeonpyeong Island, an attack that killed four.

    The United States and South Korea also want to bring North Korea’s uranium enrichment program to the United Nations Security Council. Pyongyang had denied for years that such a program existed, but last year revealed it to a visiting American scientist.

    Moon says China, which has so far blocked any discussion of the enrichment program at the U.N., has a better approach.

    “The United Nations Security Council has already adopted two sanctions resolutions but they are not working. The Chinese government has been arguing that it is much wiser to deal with the enriched uranium program in the six party talks process rather then going through another sanctions regime,” said Moon.

    Clinton’s trip to Seoul comes days after North Korea announced it will try a detained U.S. citizen on unknown charges.

    Some observers say North Korea could use this as a bargaining chip to win concessions from Washington.

    But Moon notes during previous incidents where Americans were arrested in the North, Pyongyang did not gain anything from releasing them.

    Last August, former U.S. president Jimmy Carter traveled to Pyongyang to win the release of an imprisoned American human rights activist. Mr. Carter is expected to return to North Korea later this month with a group of other former world leaders for talks on regional tensions. It is not clear if he will also try to gain the release of the detained American.

    http://www.voanews.com/english/news/Clinton-Visits-Seoul-to-Discuss-North-Korean-Denuclearization-Talks-119970809.html

  148. pm317 – if I’m understanding your intent correctly, I wholeheartedly agree. I find myself becoming very excited that Trump is calling BO out, and then I remember so many ups and downs during the election, being certain that THIS thing would wake people up, but he was teflon. So while I am so happy that Trump is verbally challenging BO, I’m trying to keep my hope a little in check, in case once again disappointment is around the corner. It is exhausting.

  149. henry
    April 16th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    oh yes, disgrace is an understatement, I want Trump to call these a$$hole out and say “resolved? by who? you?? I don’t know anywhere in the US Constitution where it says because ABC says its resolved, its resolved!”

  150. Obama’s 41% Gallup job approval lower than both Reagan (42%) and Clinton (48%) at the same time of their presidencies.

  151. moononpluto
    April 16th, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    and that is with the Obot kissing media propping him up 24/7, I remember Clinton was not protected this much, Reagan sure wasn’t either.

  152. JanH
    April 16th, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Believe it or not, my friend broke down and cried when she listened to Trump last night on Hannity. She is a Hillary supporter through and through and has waited so long for someone strong to come out and attack obama the way he has.
    ———–

    Yup Jan, I feel the same way as your friend and that’s why I am excited about Trump. It would be more difficult for me to be behind him now if he hadn’t backed Hillary, and if he were some religious right winged Republican. I see the Donald as more of a centrist like Hillary.

  153. JanH
    “Believe it or not, my friend broke down and cried when she listened to Trump last night on Hannity. She is a Hillary supporter through and through and has waited so long for someone strong to come out and attack obama the way he has.”

    I have been saying this for days Trump is not just up in the polls he is a phenonemon(sp?) I have been active in politics since Olympia Dukakas’s cousin ran but never have I witnessed such fervor. Not for bambi and not even when we were fighting tooth and nail for HRC. This is huge. What I have gathered from eavesdropping is that everyone loves that he loves the USA. And wouldn’t diss while playing golf on the taxpayers dime.

  154. The cutting edge question for those in big media and the politicial who have tried to shutdown investigation into Obama is this: what does Trump have that they dismissed that Obama is hiding? The answer to that question could end a lot of careers–and I do not mean Trump’s.

  155. is a former Waffles bundler and supporter is one of the main “political pit bulls” behind Trump, and with Trump’s resources and friendships with many of these waffle’s supporters, I just wonder how much dirty laundry Trump knows, I suspect A LOT.

  156. oh my goodness, Trump is now mentioning that wolmark ice rink that henry mentioned.

    does he or his people read this website?? 🙂

  157. wbboei
    Would not a class action suit against the journolisters under the RICO statutes be icing on the cake The picture of Maureen Dowd in shackles makes me smile

  158. “Saud letter / black politician – are you talking about that Reverand Manning fellow?”
    —”—————–
    absolutely not. This was an elderly gentleman who was a fixture in the black power structure in New York.”

    It was Percy Sutton speaking of Khalid al Mansour. I believe Mr. Sutton has since died but not before the ageist pigs running the Obama campaign blamed Mr. Sutton’s age for all the “confusion” in his recollection of the Obama/Harvard Letter story.

    As if you would mix up Khalid al Mansour with just any old person. His videos on youtube are eye-openers, fo sho.

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

  159. She fought back and did so well but she was new and not “branded” so the fuckwits were able to “paint” her as they chose. The Donald has been tabloid fodder for 30 plus years.

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

    Good point. He’s also got more money and more power.

    Maybe we shouldn’t exhaust ourselves with wild hope, but he sure deserves looking into and deserves support on what he’s saying about Obama.

  160. I also reject the argument that he is getting away with this because he is a guy.

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

    Imo that’s part of it. Meg Whitman got CRITICIZED for being rich.

  161. tim
    Wollman Rink is an absolute treasure in NYC. Couldn’t exist anywhere else. The Staten Island Ferry and the Rink are musts when anyone visits

  162. turndownobama
    Meg Whitman is no Donald. He’d have handled the illegal immigrant employee fiasco dead on. She didn’t She let the media write the narrative and it cost her.

  163. Darn the live stream of Trump is on weather, I must have missed it.

    If anyone finds a video of this, please post.

  164. turndown

    Imo that’s part of it. Meg Whitman got CRITICIZED for being rich.

    ———
    Jeeze Louise……………….

  165. wbboei
    April 16th, 2011 at 3:02 pm

    —————————
    And will they fight to the death to keep his secrets secure?

    This will get very bloody before it is finished.

  166. lorac
    April 16th, 2011 at 2:39 pm
    ————–
    Yes, you understood what I was talking about.

    Henry, I was not comparing Palin and Trump in their effectiveness just that somebody like them had to come along to challenge Obuma..We will see where this Trump thing will take us.

  167. sorry guys, i came in about half way through the donald’s speech.

    he was all over the place; birth certificate, grandma, kenya, 2 mil spent on cover-up, lousy grades, great schools, rezko real estate deal, nobel peace prize, bill ayers, reverend wright, etc. the one thing that stood out was his comparison of the two BO books. (bill ayers penned first book vs the second BO book). trump compared the two as “chicken salad” to “chicken shit”.

  168. trump compared the two as “chicken salad” to “chicken shit”.

    ——–
    Glad Trump changed his dialogue a little, on Hannity he was saying Ayers writing the first book was like Hemmingway, vs a regular person writing the second book.

    This gave Ayers waaaaaaaay too much intellectual credit.

  169. Shawdowfax…. Yes, Feinstein and the Clintons.

    Should have said “other than the Clintons”.

  170. JanH
    April 16th, 2011 at 4:08 pm

    Shadowfax,

    Trump has made it legitimate to hate obama without being a racist.

    That is huge.
    ———–
    I don’t think it’s about ‘hate’, but it is about calling out the media and handlers, and the cover-up of his fraud-ness.

    Someone calls Trump a racist, he would fire back and insult instead of trying to whimper though a defense.

    That’s my kind of man. 😉

  171. I hope Trump gets some bodyguards, if he doesn’t already have them. People around BO have died unsolved deaths….

  172. If anyone has a link to the Donald’s speech could you please post it?

    (Tim, the cnn link didn’t work without enabling a pop-up which I refused to do).

  173. I also think a big part of the Trump mystique is that he laughs at himself. Pretty hard to ridicule someone when they beat you to the punch. “Rules for Radicals” does not apply to someone who has graced the cover of Star and the National Enquirer for forty years

  174. henry
    April 16th, 2011 at 4:33 pm

    I also think a big part of the Trump mystique is that he laughs at himself. Pretty hard to ridicule someone when they beat you to the punch. “Rules for Radicals” does not apply to someone who has graced the cover of Star and the National Enquirer for forty years

    ———-
    True, Henry.

  175. okay need to say how freaking exquisite is Etta James. Hot hot hot and all time dignified. I like beyonce but what was she thinking. Don’t touch.

  176. basil9
    April 16th, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I’m sorry, I didn’t get that pop up, but I have norton virus and I usually get no pop ups anywhere. If I find his speech, I’ll make sure to post it.

  177. henry
    April 16th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    one of my favourites, they don’t make music like that anymore. Another artist/group I love is Martha and the Vandellas, love their music.

  178. Until we get a video of his speech, here are two reports, one of last night, the other today’s event. (Note first headline. His name is so amenable to this current situation. Gotta wonder how the name originated.)

    Trump Stumps In South Florida « Trump Stumps In South Florida « CBS Miami
    …The questions continue to swirl around a possible Trump candidacy as a Republican for 2012. Trump refuses to commit saying he’ll decide by the beginning of June, which leads some to believe he is flirting with the presidency as a way to boost ratings for his show, “Celebrity Apprentice.” Trump dismissed that, saying he’s so serious about a possible run that he cannot commit to an extension of the show. “I cannot make a decision yet and that’s a big commitment because you’re talking about a lot of money – even for a rich person,” Trump told reporters. Some voters — like Vinny Valentino — say they believe Trump has the business acumen to be president but few other qualifications. Valentino sees Trump’s actions as a publicity stunt. “Of course it is,” Valentino told CBS 4′s Carey Codd. “You know that and I that. Come on. He’s a great entrepreneur of getting people to follow him….”
    http://miami.cbslocal.com/2011/04/15/trump-to-stump-in-south-fla/

    Offering #2
    The Associated Press
    BOCA RATON, Fla. — Donald Trump is beginning to sound a lot like a presidential candidate.
    At a tea party rally Saturday in Boca Raton, the real estate mogul repeatedly told a raucous crowd he had the qualities the United States needs in a president. He attempted to align himself with conservative ideals, saying he is against abortion rights and gun control and would repeal the health care law. He even said he was looking forward to releasing his financial disclosures.
    Audience members seemed to like what they were hearing, waving signs supporting Trump and wearing T-shirts and buttons festooned with his name.
    Read more: w w w .miamiherald.com/2011/04/16/2170535/trump-addresses-tea-party-crowd.html#ixzz1JjYABOQZ

  179. tim tim tim
    gotta disagree. Forget Rehab but give Amy Whinehouse a listen and as much as I hate to admit it I like Adele and Florence and the Machine. You can sample them all for free on youtube

  180. Returning to Bambi’s preposterous stance regarding the economy, NJN’s Thursday news reported this conundrum:
    NJ March employment numbers are in – more jobs, but more unemployment.
    Reason given was the increasing impression that economic things are looking up which encouraged those who had previously quit looking for jobs to return to the search.
    Tsk, tsk, Obama.

  181. Need to correct myself. I love Rehab by Amy Winehouse. I believe ” I said no no no” is up there with the greatest refrains ever beats lollipop lollipop by a mile

  182. Prosser Wins Re-Election

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative justice has weathered attempts to link him to Wisconsin’s governor and a divisive union rights law and won re-election, according to county vote totals finalized Friday.

    Tallies from each of the state’s 72 counties show Justice David Prosser defeated challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg by 7,316 votes. State election officials said they will wait to declare an official winner until the deadline for Kloppenburg to seek a recount passes. She has until Wednesday to call for one. Kloppenburg’s campaign is weighing whether to seek a recount.

    Kloppenburg faced an uphill fight against Prosser, a 12-year court veteran and former Republican Assembly speaker. But she got a boost in the weeks leading up to the election as her supporters worked to turn anger against Gov. Scott Walker and the union rights law against Prosser.

    The law, which Walker wrote, strips most public sector workers of nearly all their collective bargaining rights. It also requires them to contribute more to their health care and pensions, changes that will result in an average 8 percent pay cut.

    Walker, a Republican, has said the law is needed to help balance the state budget and give local governments the flexibility they need to absorb deep cuts in state aid. Democrats see it as an assault on unions, which are among the party’s strongest campaign allies.

    Tens of thousands of people converged on the state Capitol for weeks to protest and minority Democrats in the Senate fled the state in a futile attempt to block a vote in that chamber. The law is currently tied up in the courts and hasn’t taken effect. Those legal challenges look destined for the state Supreme Court.

    The law’s opponents hoped a Kloppenburg upset over Prosser would tilt the court to the left and set the stage for the justices to overturn the measure.

    Turnout in the April 5 election shattered expectations. Unofficial returns from election night initially showed Kloppenburg had bested Prosser by 204 votes. Kloppenburg declared victory on April 6, but the next day the Waukesha County clerk announced she had forgotten to save 14,000 votes on her computer. Those new votes tipped the election to Prosser, giving him an unofficial 7,500 vote lead.

    The clerk, Kathy Nickolaus, worked for Prosser as a member of the Assembly Republican caucus in the mid-1990s. Democrats have demanded she resign, and authorities launch an investigation into why she didn’t immediately report the votes. State election officials are reviewing Nickolaus’ operations, but she has refused to step down, saying she made an honest mistake.

    http://www.todaystmj4.com/news/local/119934504.html

  183. moononpluto
    I don’t get why you are blaming bsmbi for this. Their business model sucked and they have been looking fr awhile o fault the big bad government

  184. Wbboei
    April 16th, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    Saud letter / black politician – are you talking about that Reverand Manning fellow?
    ——————–
    absolutely not. This was an elderly gentleman who was a fixture in the black power structure in New York.
    ____________

    Percy Sutton, a civil rights leader, I believe, although his family tried to deny it.

  185. “trump compared the two as “chicken salad” to “chicken shit”.

    ——–
    “Glad Trump changed his dialogue a little, on Hannity he was saying Ayers writing the first book was like Hemmingway, vs a regular person writing the second book.

    This gave Ayers waaaaaaaay too much intellectual credit.”

    _________________________________

    Perhaps Trump was appealing to Ayers’ ego, hoping to get a(nother) rise out of him. He did say Ayers had been wronged by Obama to Hannity, too. Ayers’ has to want some credit for his work and he has a big mouth when it comes to how great he thinks he is, so it doesn’t bother me so much that Trump has made too big a’deal about his writing skills. And regardless of whether Ayers would ever genuinely fess-up, I don’t believe that he is in any rush to shut Trump up for Obama’s sake.

    I think Trump is saavy and has a strategy. He’s an actor on a reality tv show, but an actor none-the-less, and he knows how to make his quirky image work for him.

  186. “Perhaps Trump was appealing to Ayers’ ego, hoping to get a(nother) rise out of him. He did say Ayers had been wronged by Obama to Hannity, too. Ayers’ has to want some credit for his work and he has a big mouth when it comes to how great he thinks he is,”

    That is the impression I got, Trump must know another big ego when he sees one, it sounded almost like egging him on to openly say yes I wrote Waffle’s book.

  187. henry I just listened to Amy Whinhouse? I like it, I have never heard of her, she is a new artist? very good music. thanks for the recommendation!

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