Fore More Years

Hooray for us. Today is our anniversary. Four years and still kicking.

Four years of warning about Barack Obama and now much of our writing is conventional wisdom. Those in the Democratic Party that shouted HOPE, CHANGE, RACISTS, agree with us:

“The budget deal, angrily rejected by Nancy Pelosi as it passed Thursday, was the last straw. Patricia Murphy on why some liberals are now pushing for a primary challenge to the president.

As President Obama headed to Chicago Thursday afternoon to kick off the first official fundraiser of his re-election campaign, he left behind a sizable collection of dispirited Democrats.

They were not relishing the chance to vote on a budget-cutting bill that had been forged without their input and that most found repugnant. [snip]

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO), chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, warned that the $38 billion in promised cutbacks would hurt the most vulnerable Americans. “We don’t have enough time to talk about the ways it violates our values,” he told The Daily Beast.

There is no more visible symbol of Democratic disgruntlement than the woman who was perhaps the president’s closest ally when she wielded the speaker’s gavel. When Nancy Pelosi voted against the budget measure Thursday, she did little to hide her anger with the White House over the fact that Obama, for the first time, had left her out of the negotiations on a major deal. Instead, he chose to work directly with Boehner and Reid to hammer out the compromise that each could take back to their caucuses for approval.

“I have been very disappointed in the administration to the point where I’m embarrassed that I endorsed him,” one senior Democratic lawmaker said. “It’s so bad that some of us are thinking, is there some way we can replace him? How do you get rid of this guy?

Isn’t that just sad? “How do you get rid of this guy?. You bought him, you own him. Wallow in your misery. We told you he was a flim-flam con man from Chicago and nothing he says can be believed or trusted:

“For many Democrats, the budget bill was only the latest in a string of disappointments served up from the White House since 2009, when Obama swept into office on a tide of goodwill and a platform of base-pleasing promises they say he hasn’t lived up to. On the list are his pledges to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, pass comprehensive immigration reform, and end the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.

In 2008, for example, Obama promised Latino groups that he would pass comprehensive reform within a year of taking office. But he made no serious push to do so when the Democrats controlled the House and Senate. Latinos are further incensed over the fact that his administration is deporting a record number of illegal immigrants, more than under George W. Bush.”

Isn’t that just sad? The fools believed him. They actually believed him. Now the tears are flowing like pink champagne:

“But a number of Democrats are past protesting the president, discussing among themselves ways to recruit a primary challenger in 2012.

I have been very disappointed in the administration to the point where I’m embarrassed that I endorsed him,” one senior Democratic lawmaker said. “It’s so bad that some of us are thinking, is there some way we can replace him? How do you get rid of this guy?” The member, who would discuss the strategy only on the condition of anonymity, called the discontent with Obama among the caucus “widespread,” adding: “Nobody is saying [they want him out] publicly, but a lot of people wish it could be so. Never say never.”

They sound like “racists”.

A Marist poll out today pegs Obama approval at 44%. The poll undersamples Republicans and oversamples Dimocrats. Likewise a new Washington Post/ABC poll pegs Obama approval at 47% but it too manifests the same sample problems. Those who will absolutely vote for Obama in 2012 are 28%. Those who will absolutely NOT vote for Obama are a solid 45%.

Obama is not doing much better in Gallup polls:

“The latest Gallup Daily tracking three-day average represents a new low for Barack Obama, with just 41 percent of Americans approving his job performance as president. This matches his previous lows in August 2010 and October 2010, just before the mid-term elections, and it is significantly down from his 2011 average of 48 percent. The president’s disapproval rating now stands at 50 percent, the highest point since August last year. In contrast, George W. Bush’s approval rating at this stage of his presidency stood at 70 percent (April 2003), and the average for US presidents in the ninth quarter stands at 57 percent.

Disconcertingly for the White House, his ratings have plummeted among independents, from an average of 44 percent in 2011 to just 35 percent this week, devastating figures if translated at the ballot box in 2012, where securing the independent vote will be vital. Even among Democrats, support for the president is now running at just 77 percent, down four points from the 2011 average, and down seven points from the average for 2009-11.

As Gallup points out, Obama is now as unpopular as he has been at any stage of his presidency:”

How do we get rid of this guy?

“The latest Gallup figures are even worse than the most recent Quinnipiac University national poll released at the end of March, which tracked Obama at just 42 percent approval. As I noted in a previous piece, President Obama receives strong negativity ratings for his handling of virtually all key issues, including the economy, budget deficit, health care, foreign policy and energy policy:”

Obama’s reaction is to ramp up on the petulance. Brad Watson took on Obama fairly and he got the treatment from Obama that Trump is gets from the Republican/conservative “leadership”. “Let me finish my answers the next time we do an interview…” cried the petulant one. Maybe that’s why he is so “unpopular in Texas” and the Dimocratic House caucus.



In an unrelated matter, Allen West took a page from Trump and compared Obama’s arrogance to a “third world dictator.” At least Texan George W. Bush was only called a “cowboy.”

How do we get rid of this guy? Donald Trump is trying but the Republicans/conservative “leadership” prefers L.L. Bean decked high school guidance counselors. The “leadership”, as opposed to the rank and file of Republicans/conservatives, don’t like the birth certificate issue The Donald employs to beat up on The Fraud:

“A new survey shows doubters of President Barack Obama’s birthplace well-represented among Republicans in critical caucus-state Iowa.

48 percent of Iowa GOPers don’t think Obama was born in the U.S.

26 percent say they aren’t sure.

• Another 26 percent believe he was born in U.S.

• 63 percent of Iowa Republicans say they won’t support a candidate who endorsed a health insurance mandate – an issue that has bedeviled Mitt Romney.

• Like so many Iowa polls, Mike Huckabee is on top of the pack. He nets 27 percent of the vote, followed by Romney at 16 percent and Donald Trump at 14 percent. No one else breaks into double-digits.”

Polls like that spur the “leadership” of the Republican/conservative movement into attacking, not Obama, but Trump. Big Media is all in on the “Dump Trump, Fluff The Fraud” hijinks:

“Republican activists in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina appear deeply intrigued by, and open to, a run by Donald Trump, the publicity-loving business tycoon and host of NBC’s “The Apprentice,” even as he perpetuates falsehoods about Obama’s citizenship and questions the legitimacy of his presidency.

I hear more and more people talking about Donald Trump,” said Glenn McCall, Republican Party chairman in South Carolina’s York County. “He’s got people fired up.”

Trump has got Republicans/conservative activists “fired up” and Obama “wee-weed up”. Instead of allowing The Donald a chance to bloody The Fraud, the “leadership” is in protect Obama mode, just like Big Media. The “leadership” does not want “forceful, colorful” – the “leadership” wants bland and threadbare. Big Media, eager to exploit the supporters of other candidates, is busy creating narratives with which to protect their golden calf:

“These Republican officials and activists stopped short of saying they see Trump as the eventual nominee. But they said their party is hungry for forceful, colorful figures to attack Obama and other Democrats on health care, spending and other issues. [snip]

There’s a political vacuum in the GOP, insiders say, and it’s being filled by an unusually large and diverse number of White House hopefuls. [snip]

Palin’s apparent fade and Trump’s rise are arguably the most surprising events in recent weeks, as more establishment-oriented contenders, including former governors Romney of Massachusetts and Pawlenty of Minnesota, took formal steps toward full-fledged candidacies. [snip]

This early in the race, polls measure name recognition more than anything else. That may help explain strong showings by Trump and Huckabee. The Arkansas Republican won the 2008 Iowa caucus and hosts a TV show, but has done little to signal he will run again. Trump, meanwhile, is turning heads in early voting states, including Iowa where he’s slated to headline the state GOP’s summer fundraiser June 10.

He is causing conversations,” said Trudy Caviness, the GOP chairwoman in Iowa’s Wapello County.

McCall said Trump “is saying on the national stage what other people won’t talk about.

That includes talking about trade, China and oil dependency. But Trump’s biggest buzz stems from his embrace of the claim that Obama wasn’t born in the United States, and therefore is constitutionally barred from being president.

Documents, including Obama’s birth certificate, show he was born in Hawaii in 1961.

Several Republican activists said they don’t care much about Obama’s birthplace, but they’re tired of waiting for the more establishment-backed challengers to challenge the president often and fiercely. For some, Trump fills that void. [snip]

Trump also said he opposes increasing the nation’s debt limit, even though experts have said that could cause the government to default on its debts. “I wouldn’t raise it,” he said. “You’re going to have to make a (political) deal someplace. You might as well do it right now. I’d do it right now. I’d stop it right now.”

In New Hampshire, Republican activist Phyllis Woods of Dover said she was surprised by the commotion Trump is causing.

Not all GOP insiders embrace Trump.

“You’ve got Donald Trump on TV making a fool of himself,” said Leigh Macneil, the Republican chairman in New Hampshire’s Merrimack County. Macneil said Trump is filling a regretful vacuum because more mainstream candidates are holding back. “We’re looking for people who will step up,” he said. He wishes more outspoken, forceful candidates would jump in, especially New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Indiana Rep. Mike Pence.”

It’s divide and conquer and the Republican/conservative “leadership” does not see it – or wants to join the Big Media narrative in order to embrace non-candidates they audaciously dream will come to save them. These other “serious” candidates will then be beaten up by Big Media. The “leadership” wants to stuff Ronald Reagan with sawdust and parade him around the country as the candidate of choice.

Too bad the voters don’t agree. Republicans/conservatives in the rank and file, as opposed to the “leadership” are about to experience what Hillary Clinton supporters experienced from the Democratic “leadership”.

Years after we declared Obama the Third Bush Term (check the side panel morph pictures and articles) McClatchy Newspapers acknowledges our claim:

“He ran as the anti-Bush.

Silver-tongued, not tongue-tied. A team player on the world stage, not a lone cowboy. A man who’d put a stop to reckless Bush policies at home and abroad. In short, Barack Obama represented Change.

Well, that was then. Now, on one major policy after another, President Barack Obama seems to be morphing into George W. Bush.

Imagine that. The flim-flam con man from Chicago said one thing and does something else. Who would’a thunk it? The Third Bush Term:

“On the nation’s finances, the man who once ripped Bush as a failed leader for seeking to raise the nation’s debt ceiling now wants to do it himself.

On terrorism, he criticized Bush for sending suspected terrorists to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and denying them access to U.S. civilian courts. Now he says he’ll do the same.

On taxes, he called the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthy wrong, and lately began calling again to end them. But in December he signed a deal with Republicans to extend them for two years, and recently he called the entire tax cut package good for the country.”

Democrats and Republicans, Bush Haters, Bush Lovers – we can all now agree on one thing

Obama simply cannot be trusted. Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.

Willard Romney is busy eating sawdust just in case the “leadership” decides to parade him around as the “winner”. The “leadership” is busy:

Leading Republicans are mounting an attack on real estate tycoon Donald Trump, worried that his flirtation with a 2012 presidential run hurts their chances to field a serious challenge to Barack Obama.

Many Republican officials doubt the billionaire and celebrity TV star known as The Donald actually wants the pain and suffering that comes with a presidential campaign. They see him as a self-promoting publicity hound and his talk of a White House bid as a stunt drawing more attention to himself.

But polls show Trump getting a bounce from his highly public consideration of a campaign and his foray into “birther” politics, the idea some conservatives cling to that Obama was born in Kenya instead of Hawaii and so can not legally hold the presidency.

Concerns voiced by party elites suggest they are worried that the news media’s fascination with Trump is crowding out some of the attention normally bestowed on the most serious of the Republican candidates.

Even if Trump emerged victorious as the Republican nominee, influential party players seem to doubt that he’d be able to defeat Obama.

Karl Rove, who was the architect of Republican George W. Bush’s two presidential victories, called Trump a “joke candidate” for focusing on Obama’s birth certificate. [snip]

And conservative newspaper columnist George Will told ABC News’ “This Week” online “Green Room” segment that Trump is a “blatherskite.””

“That is a word my grandmother was fond of as someone who blathers promiscuously,” Will said.

All this leads Jennifer Cook, a political expert at the non-partisan Cook Political Report, to conclude: “It does seem that the GOP establishment is now engaged in a serious effort to undermine Trump’s candidacy.”

“Blatherskite”? Aren’t pundits then “blatherskites” by definition? Trump took on a “blatherskite” this morning:



Trump is showing the way to fight the Chicago way. Don’t back down. If the “blatherskites” ask for your tax returns, ask for the birth certificate. If the “blatherskites” defend Obama tell them “George, they’ve co-opted you.” Then there is the Al Sharpton reverse racist card. The “blatherskites” will shout “Al Sharpton” in the same way that Obama Dimocrats shout “racists” – to shut you up – but don’t you let them shut you up.

After four years, the “blatherskites” have not shut us up. They won’t shut us up in 2012 either.

This past Sunday tornadoes killed 45 Americans in southern states. Five Americans were killed in Afghanistan, casualties of a suicide bombing. Obama went golfing.

“Fore” more years. “Now, watch this drive.”

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453 thoughts on “Fore More Years

  1. For fans of “Mean Girls”:

    http://dailycaller.com/2011/04/19/barack-stop-trying-to-make-winning-the-future-happen/

    “The president was in Virginia today, speaking once again to a college-aged crowd about his plans to “invest” in tons more really important stuff but also cut the deficit.

    CBS’s Mark Knoller reported on the event.

    “Obama says we can put America’s fiscal house in order and at the same time ‘win the future.’”

    Every time I hear him say “winning the future,” I think of the “fetch” scene from “Mean Girls.”

    Barack, stop trying to make “winning the future” happen.

  2. People like the Roverster, tells me everything I need to know when he attacks Trump stronger and more bittely than Waffles.

    Its all a f*cking game to all these establishment people on both sides.

    Admin, what a treat, another superb article, LOL, I watched little bitty george, I remember in that interview with Hillary he did in ’08, they were both sitting down, she stood up to talk, and little shorty georgie had to stand up as well, he looked so so scared like a rascal whittle rabitt. And Hillary was taller than him.

  3. These fools are waiting for Mike Pence to attack?? seriously? Mike Pence? I like the man, but he is no pit bull, he looks like the type of person who could sit on some unconfortable object and not make a sound.
    Looks like repub/conservative women have more spine and courage than any of the repub men, guess they don’t want to appear too mean, in case they get disinvited from the DC cocktail parties.

  4. Yes, yes, and yes- admin:

    “Trump is showing the way to fight the Chicago way. Don’t back down. If the “blatherskites” ask for your tax returns, ask for the birth certificate. If the “blatherskites” defend Obama tell them “George, they’ve co-opted you.”

    Then there is the Al Sharpton reverse racist card. The “blatherskites” will shout “Al Sharpton” in the same way that Obama Dimocrats shout “racists” – to shut you up – but don’t you let them shut you up.”

    “After four years, the “blatherskites” have not shut us up. They won’t shut us up in 2012 either.”
    ____________________________

    Orwell said:

    “In a time of universal deceit, telling the Truth is a Revolutionary Act.”

  5. Congratulations! It has been a long 4 years but I still remember the relief I felt when I found your blog in 2007.

  6. Trump/Palin in 2012? Is it possible Trump would actually choose a woman as strong as Palin.

    Four years, it hardly seems possible that it’s been four years.

  7. Dang, I wanted to be the first to say Happy Anniversary, fourth? It still feels like yesterday. Thanks for saving my sanity.

  8. when you hear the like of Karl Rove defending O to the extent that not only was he born in the USA but his friend went to school with him, etc…when the repub establishment is going to such an extent to PROTECT O…then it makes me think that the repub establishment is basically happy with O and they can live with him…

    their strategy may be to keep the House, take over the Senate…and then roll O for everything they can get for the next four years…

    …if they continue to go after their own to protect O, then something is becoming very TRANSPARENT…it’s called one party corporate politics…

  9. gonzotx, you’re still the first to say Happy Anniversary, I say congrats, you say happy anniversary..

  10. “Palin is on Hannity saying she respects Trump.”
    ___________________

    Palin can be an asset to Trump. She was caught off guard with the Tuscon shooting but she has nothing to fear, she has done nothing wrong. Her words will resonate once again and her supporters will follow.

    In time people will gravitate towards the willfully strong. Serious people who speak putting their money where their mouths are… becoming one voice sending a message loud and clear to Obama… when America says, enough is enough, they are not to be taken lightly or ignored.

    That time has come.

  11. Off topic but scary
    *****

    Michigan: Police Search Cell Phones During Traffic Stops

    ACLU seeks information on Michigan program that allows cops to download information from smart phones belonging to stopped motorists.

    The Michigan State Police have a high-tech mobile forensics device that can be used to extract information from cell phones belonging to motorists stopped for minor traffic violations. The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan last Wednesday demanded that state officials stop stonewalling freedom of information requests for information on the program.

    ACLU learned that the police had acquired the cell phone scanning devices and in August 2008 filed an official request for records on the program, including logs of how the devices were used. The state police responded by saying they would provide the information only in return for a payment of $544,680. The ACLU found the charge outrageous.

    “Law enforcement officers are known, on occasion, to encourage citizens to cooperate if they have nothing to hide,” ACLU staff attorney Mark P. Fancher wrote. “No less should be expected of law enforcement, and the Michigan State Police should be willing to assuage concerns that these powerful extraction devices are being used illegally by honoring our requests for cooperation and disclosure.”

    A US Department of Justice test of the CelleBrite UFED used by Michigan police found the device could grab all of the photos and video off of an iPhone within one-and-a-half minutes. The device works with 3000 different phone models and can even defeat password protections.

    “Complete extraction of existing, hidden, and deleted phone data, including call history, text messages, contacts, images, and geotags,” a CelleBrite brochure explains regarding the device’s capabilities. “The Physical Analyzer allows visualization of both existing and deleted locations on Google Earth. In addition, location information from GPS devices and image geotags can be mapped on Google Maps.”

    The ACLU is concerned that these powerful capabilities are being quietly used to bypass Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches.

    “With certain exceptions that do not apply here, a search cannot occur without a warrant in which a judicial officer determines that there is probable cause to believe that the search will yield evidence of criminal activity,” Fancher wrote. “A device that allows immediate, surreptitious intrusion into private data creates enormous risks that troopers will ignore these requirements to the detriment of the constitutional rights of persons whose cell phones are searched.”

    The national ACLU is currently suing the Department of Homeland Security for its policy of warrantless electronic searches of laptops and cell phones belonging to people entering the country who are not suspected of committing any crime

  12. Admin(s?)Thanks so very much for all your hard work and WONDERFUL WRITING over these past four years. You are a vision in the Pink Mist of political analysis. I really appreciate your insight, wit, humor and ability to prognosticate.

    And I almost blew iced tea all over my keyboard when I read this:

    “Willard Romney is busy eating sawdust just in case the “leadership” decides to parade him around as the “winner”.”

    OH ROFL! Such a visual. Raggedy Andy wearing a V-neck sweater and unsoiled topsiders instantly came to mind.

  13. Allen West took a page from Trump and compared Obama’s arrogance to a “third world dictator.”

    All his associates and pals are rubbing off on him, Wright, Farrakan, Gaddafi, Chavez, but all he wants to be is the Chinese guy Hu Jintao..

  14. S: “their strategy may be to keep the House, take over the Senate…and then roll O for everything they can get for the next four years…”

    A very astute political researcher said this to me exactly – but excluded the “may” and inserted “is”

    They could care less about the White House right now. They want to steamroll him for all they can get – and have a veto proof majority in both chambers.

  15. Trump defended Sarah Palin this morning.
    What did he say?

    Btw, congrats on your 4 year anniversary!

  16. A Trump/Palin ticket would not only win, it would completely annilate the dem. party. Only hillary dems, blue dogs dems will be able to survive, and honestly, the dem. party I rememeberbeing a part of all these past years, it was a relatively conservative party, far far lefties did not really exist, or maybe I just wasn’t paying attention because they hid behind the more moderate, centerist dems.

    The foundations of a pro-America, pro-growth, pro-protection of a safety net for those who need it, a pro-financially responsible, a pro-US consitution, a pro-US military used to be present as a foundation in both parties, that cannot be said anymore, when I see tapes of Waffle’s supporters say they “want to wipe their a$$ with the American flag”, no words anymore.

  17. “How do we get rid of this guy? Donald Trump is trying but the Republicans/conservative “leadership” prefers L.L. Bean decked high school guidance counselors. The “leadership”, as opposed to the rank and file of Republicans/conservatives, don’t like the birth certificate issue The Donald employs to beat up on The Fraud.”

    “Polls like that spur the “leadership” of the Republican/conservative movement into attacking, not Obama, but Trump. Big Media is all in on the “Dump Trump, Fluff The Fraud” hijinks.
    _______________________

    Republicans have always had a short list plan (5yrs) and a long list plan (10-20 yrs). The Pubs have things just the way they want them because the deal was struck with Obama’s handlers long before he was elected and why Hillary was faced with fighting both sides of the political spectrum. Use the Dems to get him into the WH letting them have the first 4 yrs… and “we” [Rs] takeover after the re-election. The R’s are not about to let George Soros spoil the plans Republicans are waiting to implement further impoverishing whats is left of the Middle Class. I guarantee, Obama’s Tax Trigger posted today was their underhanded contribution to Obama while he gave it the old soft sell pretending the Congress and the WH’s feet will be held to the fire to ensure a deficit reduction..

    Then comes a man fed-up with how the country is being run into the ground- that man would be Donald Trump… The Republicans will do everything in their power to stop him from being their spoiler, just like they did to Hillary… while they sit back and enjoy watching Obama taking a beating from Trump. They will only let him go so far- and they will work along with Obama loyalists to stymie Trump’s rise any further than the foot of the WH steps. Unless something changes-

  18. Another punk ABC “reporter” on Greta’s show saying “we shouldn’t take Trump seriously”

    really? who the hell are you to tell us we should take or not take someone seriously?

    “He will be scrutized on his flip-flops.” Really? nice to see Waffles gets a free pass, but anyone else “will be put through the ringer”.

    Hate to agree with Hannity, but “Journalism is dead”, I agree.

  19. Reading The Donald’s The America We Deserve, published in 2000. I find I agree with him a lot. Didn’t know that he has never had a drink, a drug, a cigarette or a cup of coffee. I have had all of the above and find that the youthful recklessness of obama and bush did nothing to build character in either. I for one seriously doubt bambi’s drug history I think it was all part of his mythology. Never met anyone able to kick the stem fast diet without a major prolonged struggle.

  20. Tim, I watched that punk who is supposedly reporter or has his own show? I can’t think of any time recently that I’ve wanted to jump through the TV as much as tonight and wipe that smug, nasty demeaner and look off that guy’s face. He was an a$$hole.

    Now that is not ladylike and my southern grandma is probably flipping over in her grave to hear me talk like that!

  21. Southern Born
    April 19th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    you and me both, my wife turned off the TV, the smirk is what set me off. What an arrogant punk.

  22. LOL, Dr K and others they are offended by the “crass language of Trump”

    LOL. really? have they ever heard a sailor or a marine curse? So cursing upsets their sensativities, but giving the finger to Hillary or calling Palin a c*nt” is a-ok!

  23. Yes, indeed. Tha nasty Donald. BO must still have virgin his ears in tact. Remember he sat in a church for 20 years and never heard
    “G-Damn” America or “bitch” relating to Hillary. I’m sure he and his minions are just shocked, shocked at that horrible Donald’s crass mouth!

  24. Congratulations on 4 years !!!! You have been an inspiraton too many whom the democratic party through under the bus.

  25. tim
    when I watched the Comedy Central Roast of Trump and he dropped the F-bomb on TV I wondered why he would agree to the roast and then why he didn’t stay above the use of profanities. Some R votes are lost to him (marriages, not civilized like the polite gentlemen) and I’m sure he is aware. Doesn’t pretend to be anything else. He did get himself two hours of exposure on a youth skewering network for free as the proceeds went to charity.

  26. Boy, Donald Trump is so so dumb. Isn’t he dumb? He’s so dumb he is going to headline a fundraiser on June 10 in IOWA. He’s so dumb he thinks the birth certificate issue is going to help him in IOWA. Donald Trump is so so dumb. Isn’t he?

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1378669/Only-26-cent-Iowa-Republicans-believe-Obama-born-U-S.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

    “Only a quarter of Republicans in critical caucus-state Iowa believe that President Obama was born in the U.S.

    A massive 48 per cent of GOP voters in the Hawkeye State, who said that they will vote in the first caucus of the presidential election race, said they doubted the President’s place of birth.

    Some 26 per cent said they believed the President, 26 per cent said they were not sure.

    The poll gives a boost to Donald Trump’s ‘birther crusade’, which has seen the reality star and entrepreneur push widely discredited questions about Obama’s nationality back into the national spotlight.

    In the Public Policy Polling survey of 419 usual Iowa Republican caucus voters, held between April 15 and 17, Trump came third in a list of preferred GOP candidates.

    The Donald polled 14 per cent of the vote, just two points behind Mitt Romney with 16 per cent.

    But former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who won the caucus in the 2008 race, remained popular with Iowa Republicans, topping the poll with 27 per cent support.

    While Romney is polling second in the state, only 11 per cent said they would be willing to vote for someone who backed a state-level bill mandating that voters have health insurance, as Romney did as governor of Massachusetts.

    Sarah Palin only polled eight per cent of the vote, only two points of fellow Tea Party darling Michele Bachmann.

    Iowa’s caucus is significant as it will be the first state in the nation to have a chance to show its support for candidates when it goes to the polls on February 6.

    Despite the high number of ‘birthers’ among Republican voters in Iowa, the pollsters who ran the survey said support for Trump is below the level seen in other areas.

    When PPP polled New Hampshire Republicans a few weeks ago, Trump was the only candidate who came close to that primary’s frontrunner, Mitt Romney, lagging only six points behind.

    Dean Debnam, president of PPP said: ‘Iowa still loves Mike Huckabee. If he doesn’t get into the race Mitt Romney will be the nominal front runner in the state.

    ‘One person Iowa Republicans definitely aren’t too interested in right now is Donald Trump.’”

    No room to grow huh? Donald Trump is so so dumb, isn’t he?

  27. Oh my goodness, I read some of the enteries, has it been 4 years already?

    Happy birthday on a pultizer-winning worthy blog admin. And thank you for this absolutely superb blog.

  28. If anyone is interested in the Trump Roast it can be found in segments on youtube. Some of the toughest comics called him out on many things. He laughed along. Great sport with a sense of humor. I’d post the links but some might be offended.

  29. Happy Birthday, Hillaryis44.com. I appreciate this blog, and learn so much from it. Thanks for everything that you do.

  30. Huge contrast in those two interviews. We see passive-aggressive Obama, eyes boiling with repressed anger. Trump is aggressive and dominant, but there’s nothing psychological about it, it’s just a conversation to him. If stopolous ever went after Obama like that, he’d melt down right on camera.

    I like how Trump won’t change his answer when stop keeps repeating the same question. Stop trying to dominate Trump is comical. It’s like George Plimpton trying to tackle Bronko Nagurski.

  31. Hillary is 44 has been such a lifesaver to those of us who need a safe haven in which to respectfully praise the Clintons and honestly critique the imposter in the tarnished White House.

    Congrats to admin for doing such an amazing job here. And thank you to my fellow posters for making this such an interesting and educational place to be.

  32. JanH, I couldn’t have said it better so “ditto”.

    Happy Birthday, Hillary is 44 and Administrator and MANY MORE.

  33. Happy Birth(er) Day Big Pink!

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    Gotta love this Trump character. He’s like a pit bull who won’t let go of a bone on this birth certificate issue. After four years of jounolisters burying the question, they can’t get Trump to shut up. The more they say he’s a crack pot, the more he asks for the birth certificate, and the higher the poll numbers of people who want to see it.

    The White House hacks must be going nuts.

    Trump’s like the enforcer on a hockey team. The bruiser you send out to bloody the other team’s star, knowing that he’ll probably spend the rest of the game in the penalty box. Let him go all Tonya Harding/Jeff Gilloly on pretty boy’s kneecap for a few months and then a boring Republican can walk in late. I still think people are underestimating Haley Barbour. You know the White House is nervous about him. Every time he gets a headline, they send the Journolisters out to say, “Psssst. He’s a white guy from Mississippi. He must be a racist….”

  34. Still reading…as always. 😉

    Admin……..

    “These Republican officials and activists stopped short of saying they see Trump as the eventual nominee. But they said their party is hungry for forceful, colorful figures to attack Obama and other Democrats on health care, spending and other issues.

    —-
    What do Hillary, Palin and Trump all have in common?

    They fire up the middle class, and all of them are not ‘wanted nor good enough’ for both the party elites, the party money, or those that decide who the media will support.

    Do they really think that the working class voters can be controlled? Are Republican’s making the same stupid decisions that the Dims did to Hillary voters?

    Big mistake, watch the Independent party grow, made up of all the disenfranchised voters that don’t pay tribute nor donate to either major party, (PUMAs and Tea Party people too).

    I would love to see any or all of the three above run as an independents, and give the third finger salute to the GOP and DNC.

    BTR Admin’s great post.

    Happy Birthday Big Pinkers and especially to it’s fantastic leader…ADMIN!!!!

  35. Bronko Nagurksi!!! It’s always a good day when you learn something new. Never heard of the wonderfully named Bronko before. What a guy:

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

    Bronislau “Bronko” Nagurski (November 3, 1908 – January 7, 1990) was a Canadian American football player. He was also a successful professional wrestler, recognized as a multiple-time world heavyweight champion.

  36. ““Psssst. He’s a white guy from Mississippi. He must be a racist….””

    yep, and:
    ““Psssst. That Hillary, how dare she run against baby Jesus She must be a racist….”, Bill too!
    ““Psssst. She’s a white lady from Wasilla saying mean things against our Messaih. She must be a racist….”
    ““Psssst. He’s a white guy from NYC questioning my birth certificate. He must be a racist….””

  37. After four years, the “blatherskites” have not shut us up. They won’t shut us up in 2012 either.

    ————
    Amen Admin, Amen.

  38. I loved the way Donald Trump handled the little Greek. At the very end, the expression on Georgie’s face brought a smile to my face. I like Meredith Vieira as a person, so let’s see if Georgie is held up to the same standard that was set for her when she was faced with a Donald Trump interview. I guess you could say that the Greek was being argumentative, but that was unbecoming of him in my opinion. Donald was in control of that interview, not Georgie, and Georgie didn’t like that one bit. Donald seems to make mincemeat out of interviewers, both good people and bad, if they try to play him.

  39. admin
    April 19th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Trump defended Sarah Palin this morning. Now Palin is on Hannity saying she respects Trump.
    ———–
    I saw that too Admin, it looked like Hannity was going to ask Sarah if she would consider running with Trump…but he caught himself. 😉
    Maybe thinking Trump would never run as the second bill, and Sarah already did the #2 position with Mc Cain.

  40. Unfortunately, one has to take the good with the bad, so I watched the Øbama interview. I am glad that the ending was captured where he chastised the interviewer. I think it puts him in a bad light, especially from what I saw, the interviewer did not seem to be cutting him off from answering anything. Am I wrong?

  41. I don’t even know why people called little Georgie a “reporter”, he has a degree in political science, rode Clinton’s coattails to the WH, worked there until he openly admitted “breaking out in hives for not being able to handle the pressure”, then left, then used those coattails to This Week on ABC, and this latest gig.

    He is no reporter, he’s another jour-o-list.

  42. Shadowfax
    April 19th, 2011 at 11:34 pm
    =====================

    I learned something is a Sociology class a few years ago. Many people don’t realize the difference between working class and middle class in America. I had always considered myself as part of the middle class in this country, but in reality, I have always been working class if one goes by the definition for that group. I wonder how many people that read this blog and consider themselves middle class are actually working class people?

  43. nomobama

    I know what you mean about middle class and working class. I noticed that ‘middle class’ seems to be on a scale of income that I don’t quite fit into, but always thought I did. Working class is often considered more like blue collar wages, even for college educated.

    Honestly, I think it’s all bunk or semantics.
    To me, if you work for a living, and don’t live off a trust fund, you are the working class.

    If you live in an apartment, but take care of yourself and your family, or you live in a nice home, you are all middle class.

  44. Admin- thank you for not being too busy with your own life to keep this blog going, and doing such a superior job of keeping us informed and laughing though some terrible years.

    I hope we will all still be here together when we celebrate Hillary moving back into the WhiteHouse.

    Thank you.

  45. The two most recent Lame Cherry blogposts are interesting. One deals with Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann, while the other is totally non-political, dealing with computers. The article about Michelle Bachmann deals with his desire to have a conservative government, so I assume many here will not like what he wrote, but yet, I still find his comments intriguing regardless. Additionally, I am conservative on some issues, more so than others. I am more inclined to be against the far left than I am to be against the right in general. I do not mention the “far-right” because I consider them to be as bad as the far left. I am only indicating that I believe not everything on the right is “bad”.

  46. Anything to stop Trump. Time magazine is so desperate to stop Trump they are even saying nice things about Sarah Palin (for now):

    http://swampland.time.com/2011/04/18/five-reasons-not-to-count-palin-out-for-2012/

    The conventional wisdom inside the Beltway is that Sarah Palin’s relatively low profile means she’s peaked, she’s over, she’s not running for President. I’m not so sure. In fact, I think all signs point to Palin laying the tracks for a run. Here are five reasons not to count out a Palin candidacy:

    1. She just launched a new website yesterday that could significantly boost her grassroots outreach and fundraising. [snip]

    2. Palin has said repeatedly that she’d only get into the race if there was no other viable candidate. “I would consider it if there is no one else running who represents the common sense principles our country needs to secure our children and grandchildren’s futures,” she told me last November. Now, let’s look at the brouhaha stirred up by Donald Trump; can we seriously say the base isn’t hankering for a candidate with a little more flair? [snip]

    3. Palin has always set herself up as the anti-Obama. She told me last November that the only path to victory is by drawing the strongest contrast. [snip]

    4. Palin has always promised to be an untraditional candidate who refuses to kiss up to the establishment (In Madison, she declared: “I’ll take on the GOP establishment… We didn’t elect you just to rearrange the deck chairs on a sinking Titanic. We didn’t elect you to just stand back and watch Obama redistribute those deck chairs. What we need is for you to stand up, GOP, and fight.”) It may be old news, but there’s no escaping the fact that she has made all the traditional motions of a presidential candidate in waiting: She published two books; she endorsed, campaigned and raised money for midterm candidates in 2010; and she traveled abroad to Israel earlier this year, an essential pilgrimage for any Republican presidential wannabe.

    5. Palin has been unusually low-key of late — she’s not putting herself out there as relentlessly as she did in 2010. If absence makes the heart grow fonder, some distance from the spotlight might be exactly what Palin needs to recover from low approval ratings. Her true believers will be all the more thrilled if and when she launches herself back into the fray for 2012.

  47. “I have been very disappointed in the administration to the point where I’m embarrassed that I endorsed him,” one senior Democratic lawmaker said. “It’s so bad that some of us are thinking, is there some way we can replace him? How do you get rid of this guy?”
    —————————–
    How do you get rid of this guy? asks one senior Democrat.

    Same way you get rid of herpes: you don’t.

  48. Obama To Blame For S&P Downgrade

    Posted by Erick Erickson (Profile)

    Tuesday, April 19th at 4:50AM EDT

    If you have been away for the past twenty-four hours, you missed that for the first time since its founding in 1941, Standards and Poor downgraded our nation’s credit outlook. S&P believes there is a 33% change it will downgrade the nation’s AAA credit rating in the next two years.

    For the past year, Democrats have spent freely arguing that their free spending ways did not matter. In fact, Barack Obama’s proposed budget for 2012 increases the national debt to 116% of gross domestic product, even while adding $2 trillion in tax increases.

    It is not that budget proposal that became the straw to break the camel’s back.

    It was not even his trillion dollar stimulus plan or his multi-trillion dollar stimulus plan than became the straw to break the camel’s back.

    In fact, it was Barack Obama’s disastrous speech last week that broke the camel’s back.

    As James Pethokoukis noted, Obama’s muddled plan to solve the crisis was “fastened together by the chewing gum and sticky tape of rosy economic assumptions and fiscal opacity.” But more so, it was Barack Obama’s angry words and denunciation of Paul Ryan’s own plan that drove S&P to its conclusion.

    S&P said

    We view President Obama’s and Congressman Ryan’s proposals as the starting point of a process aimed at broader engagement, which could result in substantial and lasting U.S. government fiscal consolidation. That said, we see the path to agreement as challenging because the gap between the parties remains wide. We believe there is a significant risk that Congressional negotiations could result in no agreement on a medium-term fiscal strategy until after the fall 2012 Congressional and Presidential elections. If so, the first budget proposal that could include related measures would be Budget 2014 (for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2013), and we believe a delay beyond that time is possible.

    Remember, up until the President’s attack, even Democrats on the Deficit Commission were praising Paul Ryan’s willingness to engage the issue “at an adult level.” Everyone expects congressional partisans to take pot shots, but for the President of the United States to have a temper tantrum over it akin to a three year old denied a lollipop? That’s unheard of.

    The President’s open hostility to an adult plan while offering no substantive plan of his own was the straw that broke the camel’s back. And because Mr. Obama still cannot deal with the issue as an adult, we will keep heading down this treacherous road.

  49. wbboei

    How do you get rid of this guy? asks one senior Democrat.
    ——————————————————————
    You secretly assist PUMAs to find out the truth behind His Hole-i-ness’ BC and leak it to the press.

  50. Admin:

    Thanks once again for doing the hard work in order to keep us informed in such an entertaining manner; and to all of the commentators here as well.

    Trump is being mocked on MSNBC today for interrupting an interviewer (don’t remember her name) who continually interrupted him and wouldn’t let him speak. I guess that’s a pejorative trait if Trump does it; if the Fraud ever did it (ha!), he would be cheered as feisty, wouldn’t he? This is the level to which the media have sunk in order to search for a narrative to destroy Trump. That compilation should be juxtaposed with the Fraud’s meek complaining at the end of his interview and it’s pretty clear who is a leadership material.

    I think it’s to be expected that Trump would be attacked by the Repub establishment, MSM, et al, because he cannot be controlled. The worst nightmare of the established order in Washington – a loose cannon who is independently wealthy, incapable of being intimidated by the establishment and, most important, gaining traction with the masses by telling the truth in plain terms that anyone can understand.

  51. http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/264841/be-cheerful-2012-will-not-be-rerun-2008

    For an allegedly great communicator, most of Obama’s efforts to move public opinion since taking office have fallen flat. He never moved the numbers on health care. He’s no good as a surrogate for Democrats, as Jon Corzine, Creigh Deeds, Martha Coakley, and scores of Democrats learned in the midterms. He and his team can’t resist overpromising; his team put out a laughable chart about how the stimulus would keep unemployment low, and by September 2010, “Recovery Summer” was a punchline.

    Jimmy Fallon had one of the first jokes that really hit Obama, just before Christmas 2009: “Michelle Obama’s not that excited about Christmas this year. It seems every year the president makes her this great big promise about how great a present he’ll get her, and then he never delivers.” The joke killed. People began to draw a conclusion about Obama: He always promises the moon and gives you much, much less.

  52. Hooray for us. Today is our anniversary. Four years and still kicking.
    ——————————-
    Here, here!
    Big Pink is incredibly important in this household: gives me hope to carry on.
    ———
    Overnight several stories seemed to link themselves together for me. It begins with this one which provides background for the most recent event:
    Republicans challenge Carl Lewis’s state senate campaign
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42616713/ns/local_news-delaware_valley_panj/
    The Carl Lewis issue was further reported on last night at NJN News’s Tuesday video @ 5:56 mark.

    Earlier this morning I submitted this melding of events to NJN feedback:
    It seems to me there is a general assault on the restrictions traditionally placed upon candidates who would run for office within this Republic. These restrictions were placed to help ensure the capability, familiarity, and allegiance of office holders. I believe that Carl Lewis is joining a trend to distance the legalities of eligibility from the realities of common sense and morality. Rahm Emmanuel recently succeeded in becoming mayor of Chicago even though everyone knows he was very busy in D.C. for 2+ years, and President Obama is likely withholding his detailed birth certificate in order to force a hearing before SCOTUS which he believes would rule on his behalf.

  53. admin: In retrospect, last night’s reading of Big Pink’s diary of Hillary’s journey to the White House beginning in April 07′ from our point of view had me thinking; “We’ve Come a Long way Baby”- and the progress made since then, all due to the pioneering spirit of our beloved Hillary.

    Here is a video of the back story we didn’t dwell on enough when Hillary was running for the O/O. The life and times she endured eventually giving notice, changing the public’s perception of routine misogynistic behavior by the news media and her male counterparts is unacceptable everywhere but especially in the public domain.

    The names you encounter in this video shall remain forever indelible in your mind to (BO’s) ‘Winning The Future’ as it applies to the status quo-

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke64670GkZ8

  54. Why Obama is so far behind the times

    Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post and others have noted that President Obama seems a few beats behind things; unable to anticipate things as they develop, and awkward when forced to catch up. When he responds, his answers seem lacking.

    Good politicians are in tune with their times, great ones foresee them, but Obama seems out of step with his times, and behind them.

    He is in the right job (he thinks), at the wrong moment, handed a crisis he never expected, and is doing his best to ignore. He was told, and believed, he was the new FDR at the start of a new age of expansion, and it would be his job to redeem the old liberal vision.

    How could he know that a few months into his term the welfare state would implode both at home and in Europe, and that, instead of restoring the liberal creed to Depression-age glory, he would preside over its final demise?

    Two years ago, Time had him on its cover as FDR redux, and Newsweek was saying that we were all socialists now. Soon after that, the real socialists threw in the towel in Europe, admitting their system had not been successful, urging retrenchment and large cuts in government spending.

    Obama’s response was to spend still more money, tout speed rail and windmills, and treat warnings at home and abroad of a debt-fueled disaster as part of a ploy by the Right in its drive to starve children.

    He seems largely annoyed at being driven off message, “distracted” (a favorite term) from the goal he came in with. This doesn’t fit in with his prior agenda. Don’t we know he has real work to do?

    He treated it all as a political problem, but his reactions here have been out of sync also, and every assumption made by his friends has been wrong. They thought economic collapse would make people long for the strong hand of government; they were wrong about that.

    They thought people would love health care reform (they didn’t) and not resent the way it was handled (they did.) They called Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., a “teabagger,” and Brown won handily.

    They called the Tea Party racist, and it elected Hispanics, blacks, women, and children of Indian immigrants. They said it was violent, and the death threats were coming — from union supporters.

    They said Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s cuts in Wisconsin made him a pariah, and his surrogate won a judicial election. They said House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s plan was a “suicide note” on behalf of his party, and a hit list directed at women and children.

    At the end of last week, the Gallup poll had Obama’s approve-disapprove ratings at a 41-50 deficit, while his approval among independents (who elected him in the first place) stood at a staunch 35 percent.

    FDR inherited a government that was puny and weak and enhanced it; Obama took one that was already obese and tried to expand it, and these two are not the same thing. FDR planned Social Security to kick in at age 65 (the average age of death, and the age he would die at); he never foresaw a world in which people lived into their 80s and 90s with knee replacements and open-heart surgery.

    In 2008-2009, magazines showed Obama with FDR’s hat and cigarette holder; in 2011, the National Review gave them to Ryan, as the New Deal’s reviser. History gave Obama his chance to make history by creating a sustainable safety net for the 21st century, and he is blowing it. If he doesn’t do it, someone else will.

    Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/2011/04/why-obama-so-far-behind-times#ixzz1K449z76k

  55. Obama referred to Americans as “slugs”

    http://biggovernment.com/amarcus/2011/04/20/confirmed-cbs-editors-refuse-to-release-full-audio-of-obama-hot-mic-recording

    CONFIRMED: CBS Editors Refuse To Release Full Audio Of Obama Hot Mic Recording!

    Last weekend, His Presidency Barack Obama was captured making potentially offensive comments to a group of big money donors who had paid large sums of money for special access to His Presidency.

    We observed that CBS only released “selectively edited” moments from the raw tape. We know how much the mainstream media values complete and full disclosure of recordings of this nature, so we found it curious, to say the least, that there was not one drop of intellectual curiosity from these guardians of media purity regarding the content of the full recording.

    Maybe CBS’s motive has nothing to do with protecting His Presidency from potential embarrassment. Perhaps, like Nixon before them, CBS accidentally erased the portions of the recording that they have not released. Anything is possible, right?

    Alas, no. John Romano, Publisher of the blog “Yes, But, However!” has confirmed with CBS’s Mark Knoller (via Twitter) that CBS has decided that they are not going to release the complete recording.

    @markknoller Why haven’t you released all of the audio of President Obama’s “donor meeting”? If you have please link?

    @markknoller This is my third request. Why will you not release the full audio of Obama’s donor conversation?

    @yesbuthowever My editors decided against it.

    People can speculate as to what their motive is, but we suspect that they do not want to jeopardize their White House access leading into campaign season by being the ones to release the audio of His Presidency referring to Americans as “slugs.”

  56. Obama getting from every direction today

    http://michellemalkin.com/2011/04/20/obamas-crooked-campaign-cash-o-matic-machine/

    Obama’s crooked campaign cash-o-matic machine

    Ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching. President Obama’s perpetual campaign cash-o-matic machine kicks into high gear again this week as the celebrity-in-chief heads to Hollywood for several high-priced fundraisers. But while the Democrats’ 2012 re-election team stuffs its hands into every liberal deep pocket in sight, questions about the Obama 2008 campaign finance operation still fester.

    Last week, the laggard watchdogs at the Federal Election Commission announced an audit of the Obama 2008 campaign committee — which raised a record-setting $750 million. White House flacks are downplaying the probe as a “routine review.”

    But there’s nothing routine about the nearly $3 million Obama has spent on legal expenses to address federal campaign finance irregularities and inquiries. Roll Call reports that Obama’s campaign legal fees have exceeded all other House and presidential campaign committees, including members of Congress under ethics investigations.

    There’s nothing routine about the whopping $6 million that Team Obama has refunded to individual donors since Obama took office.

    And there’s nothing routine about the 26 warning letters to Obama for America totaling “more than 1,500 pages of questions and data that outlined compliance concerns — including the longest one ever sent to a presidential candidate,” according to Roll Call.

    Among the Obama 2008 campaign committee’s shadiest transactions that have gone unpunished:

    – Foreign funny money. Federal election law bans foreign nationals from contributing to American candidates. But during 2008, the Obama campaign was forced to return an illegal foreign donation worth $31,100 made by two brothers in the Gaza Strip, and even mainstream news outlets reported that candidate Obama’s money-handlers had routinely failed to verify citizenship by checking donors’ passports. As the Associated Press reported at the time: “One donor, Tom Sanderson of Canada, made clear his $500 contribution came from a foreign source. He included a note that said, ‘I am not an American citizen!’ Obama’s campaign took the money anyway…”

    Another illegal foreign donor, Australian Richard Watters, contributed $1,000, “entering a fake U.S. passport number — a random jumble of numbers and letters” onto the Obama donation website. “He said he also checked a box stating that he was an American living overseas, ‘because I could see it wasn’t going anywhere if I didn’t do that.’”

    Obama raked in at least $2 million in overseas donations.

    – Online donor credit-card fraud. Weeks before the 2008 presidential election, investigative journalist Ken Timmerman blew the whistle on rampant phony straw contributors slipping through the Obama donation site. Just one example: “Mr. Good Will” from Austin, Texas. Mr. Good Will listed his employer as “Loving” and his profession as “You.” Timmerman’s analysis of 1.4 million individual donations to the Obama campaign discovered “1,000 separate entries for Mr. Good Will, most of them for $25. In total, Mr. Good Will gave $17,375. Following this and subsequent FEC requests, campaign records show that 330 contributions from Mr. Good Will were credited back to a credit card. But the most recent report, filed on Sept. 20, showed a net cumulative balance of $8,950 — still well over the $4,600 limit.”

    Subsequent digging by conservative bloggers found that the Obama campaign’s donor website appeared to intentionally disable security protocols and facilitate illegal donations with bogus names, shell addresses and untraceable credit cards. Among Obama’s online “donors”: Bart Simpson, Family Guy, Daffy Duck, King Kong, O.J. Simpson, Mr. Doodad Pro, John Galt, Della Ware, Crazy Eight and Adolfe Hitler.

    – Social justice funny money. In 2008, the Obama campaign wrote checks totaling more than $800,000 to a nonprofit offshoot of ACORN called Citizens Services Inc. The campaign claimed the money went to nonpartisan get-out-the-vote services. But receipts showed the funds paid for polling, advance work and event staging supplied by a nonprofit that supposedly does simple canvassing work on behalf of low-income people. The FEC allowed Obama to wave his magic wand and amend the records to change political expenses into non-political ones. As a Republican National Committee staffer commented at the time: “For a candidate who claims to be practicing ‘new’ politics, his FEC reports look an awful lot like the ‘old-style’ Chicago politics of yesterday.”

    On a related front, ACORN whistleblower Anita MonCrief filed an FEC complaint last year over illegal coordination between ACORN and the Obama campaign. MonCrief publicly released Obama donor lists supplied to ACORN affiliate Project Vote, which were allegedly used to target maxed-out presidential donors. The scheme involved converting the expenditures by Project Vote, ACORN and ACORN-affiliated entities to illegal, excessive corporate contributions to the Obama presidential campaign, in violation of federal law.

    Nothing to see here, move along? The only “routine” business as usual being conducted here is Chicago-style self-exemption business as usual: Rules are for fools. Let the crooked cash flow in.

  57. http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/265223/obamas-tax-promise-reaches-another-expiration-date

    Obama’s Tax Promise Reaches Another Expiration Date

    Obama already broke his campaign promise on tax hikes by raising the tobacco tax and the tanning bed tax, and his Obamacare legislation also includes six provisions that enact new taxes, eliminate or cap deductions, and eliminate the tax benefits of withdrawing from a Health Savings Account. But now he’s considering breaking an even more explicit promise:

    U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday backed boosting the amount of individual income subject to Social Security taxes, one of the first concrete proposals he has endorsed to put the retirement program on a stronger fiscal footing.

    The president’s deficit commission late last year proposed raising the income cap on Social Security taxes, now at about $107,000, but Obama has shied away from supporting specific proposals.

    Social Security taxes are also known as payroll taxes. In September 2008, as he defended himself from McCain’s accusation that he would raise taxes, Obama emphatically insisted that he would not raise any tax for any American making less than $250,000 per year. No wiggle room or caveats. Watch for yourself:

    He said it because he needed to say it to win, not because he meant it.

    Video at link

  58. HSECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

    9:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with the management team, at the Department of State.

    11:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton speaks with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.

    11:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Haitian President-elect Michel Martelly, at the Department of State.

    12:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a working lunch with Haitian President Elect Michel Martelly, at the Department of State.

    4:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton and Former Secretary Dr. Kissinger participate in “Conversations on Diplomacy, Moderated by Charlie Rose,” at the Department of State
    illary and Kissinger on with Charlie Roes today.While the pride of Nigeria is out raising money at taxpayer expense.

  59. Let’s hope this is his last journey.Move to Chicago to get close to Tony Rezko and his political roots and boosters. From the Whitehouse to a Packing House.May the road be bumpy and terminal for the
    Bojangles.

  60. Happy Happy B or A which every turns you on. I have not been here from the beginning, but I hope I have been here through thick and thin. It is good to see old posters. I know they were reading, and I am glad they are posting again to enhance our conversation. I have always thought this post worthy of Pulitzer award.

    Thanks for giving us a place to explore all the options, and really understand what is going on in this so called democracy. I particularly like the live posting on the election nights, and during the speeches. To me, it really broadens the experience, not to mention provides places on the internet where you can actually see the results by county. Plus there are experts on the blog who know which counties are lean which way, so as the results happen you can have a more meaningful understanding of what is going on. It use to be people forgot, and politican could con them into forgetting they ever took the opposite position. But today, the blogs go a long way to keeping them honest.

    I will be here with you when HRC walks into the White House.

  61. Big Media . . . why does anyone trust them?

    Time and again they prove themselves to be nothing more than liars.

    Liars. Nothing more.

    We saw it in spades in the 2008 primary.

    We saw it again in the general election.

    And we see it now in his failed presidency.

    Time and again, they cover up anything negative on him.

    Time and again, they savage, hunt down and kill his opponents.

    Time and again, they betray the institution of democracy.

    These people are no fucking good. Period. No fucking good.

    When Trump tells the little G(r)eek they (Obama) have co-opted you

    The same can be said for everyone who draws a paycheck from

    NBC, CNN, ABC, NYT, WashPo

    Simply put, there are no virgins in the whorehouse

    The thing that the American People need to understand it this

    One: big media is controlled by the same business interests

    Who corrupted democracy to install Obama to do their bidding

    This is not conspiracy theory–the FEC records corroborate this

    And the history of the 2008 primary, RBC confirm it

    Individually, these pundits are motivated by wealth and power only

    They love Obama because he rewards the Washington DC quarter–them

    At the expense of middle America

    If we listen to big media, if we trust them, if we believe them

    Then our democracy will drown in a cesspool of corruption

    For these people there can be no redemption.

  62. I wish that in politics there were such a thing as a general court martial because I would love the bring these lying bastards before the mast, and charge them with the crimes they have committed. Let us be perfectly clear on one thing. We are all entitled to our opinion. But there must be a higher standard imposed on them, because they have the ability to influence millions, to deprive voters of vital information and thereby undermine the entire institution of democracy. And today, because they love Obama, that is precisely what they do. They clog the arteries of feedback and accountability and eventually kill the patient.

  63. This is interesting on Drudge :

    COMING LATER THIS AM ON DRUDGE: Missing records in Hawaii. Missing records in Kenya, Indonesia… BOOK TO REVEAL OBAMA’S ‘TRUE’ IDENTITY?

  64. moononpluto
    April 20th, 2011 at 8:47 am

    Obama referred to Americans as “slugs”
    ________________

    The Anti-America president needs to be exposed for the apostate he really is-

  65. #
    moononpluto
    April 20th, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Mrs Smith, as usual, the presstitutes are in full blowjob mode.
    __________________

    Maybe we’ll get lucky and a bribeable employee is in need of a little extra spending money to pay for his gasoline now topping $5.00/gal thanks to BO.

  66. moononpluto

    Looks like a paid promotion for Jerome Corsi’s new book, which WND has been advertising for a while.

  67. I love the play on four as fore. What does that mean. To me it is what golfers say when they are telling people to get our of the way.

    So, if that is true, is admin say: Get the hexx out of the way, as Big Pink will be here four more years.

    I hope so. Anyone else have any thought, my dear friends.

  68. By the way, the gas prices will play havoc with our economy, which is not good for O. I think we are all seeing people line up for the mass transite. It is obvious now that our standard of living has gone south. We felt that in the middle working class you could own a home, and drive to work. Susie Q says we must now be satisfied with renting, and the looks on peoples faces as they wait in he cold to board a bus is not happy.

    Remember, Admin always said it was the economy stupid, and who they run for the Republicans.

  69. Abercrombie is looking a bit strange lately growing a funny new nose. (Pinnochio)
    _________________

    Trump, Abercrombie spar over “birther” issue

    Apr 20, 2011

    By Brooks Baehr – bio | email

    HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – There is evidence to refute the claim that President Barack Obama was not born in Hawaii, and therefore is not eligible to be president of the United States, but “birthers” persist with their claims that Obama is in office illegally. Donald Trump is the latest to question the president’s birthplace.

    Former state Health Director Chiyome Fukino has said several times she has personally inspected President Obama’s birth certificate twice. In an interview earlier this month she said claims Obama was not born here are “ludicrous” and “silly.”

    Both the Honolulu Star Bulletin and the Honolulu Advertiser ran announcements in August, 1961 saying Mr. and Mrs. Barack Obama had a son on August 4 of that year.

    But Trump and others continue to demand Obama make his birth certificate public.

    “If he has a birth certificate he should release it,” Trump told NBC News.

    Trump exudes confidence. He is so sure of himself he says he may run for president in 2012.

    “First of all, my successes, and I think you will attest to this, have been vast,” he told NBC’s Michael Isakoff. “I have built a great company. I’ve done a great job. I’ve put a lot of people to work,” Trump added.

    When Isakoff asked Trump if he thinks officials in Hawaii are lying about the birth certificate, Trump answered, “The governor of Hawaii said he was there when he was born. Now do you really believe that the governor of Hawaii was there when he was born? I don’t.”

    Hawaii News Now caught up to Governor Neil Abercrombie and asked him to clarify what he meant when he said he was “there.”

    “Of course here in Hawaii,” Abercrombie said.

    “Not in the room?” we asked.

    “Let’s be serious. It is simply reprehensible to have this kind of conversation. Insulting someone’s mother and father speaks about the person who is doing it,” Abercrombie said.

    Abercrombie said Trump is questioning Mr. Obama’s birth place because Trump has a political agenda. Abercrombie questioned Trump’s credibility and said Trump has ruined lives by spending investors’ money on failed real estate ventures.

    “It is really difficult to accept inquiries from a serial bankrupt like Donald Trump,” Abercrombie said.

    As for Obama’s roots in Hawaii, Abercrombie told Hawaii News Now he first laid eyes on baby Barack Obama a few days after he was born. Abercrombie said Obama’s parents introduced their newborn to friends at the University of Hawaii where Abercrombie was going to college with the president’s father.

    “We not only saw him and were with them, but were introduced to him of course at our gatherings, our student gatherings. And of course over the years then as he was raised by his mother and his grandparents we of course saw him frequently because he was with his grandfather all the time,” Abercrombie added. (How convenient- when we know BOsr couldn’t get far enough away fast enough from Stanley and Baby enrolling in Harvard almost immediately after Bo-Bo’s birth.)

    http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/14479029/trump-abercrombie-spar-over-birther-issue

  70. I hope this book on Obama is revealing and gets to the bottom of this hoax perpetrated by the elites on the American People. The fundamental question, however, is how does this shit happen in the first place. Normally, in any conspiracy, there is a weak link someplace, and over time the chain proves to be no stronger than its weakest link.

    I was speaking with a friend of mine who went to Princeton. He had a friend at Yale, where a number of these elite secret societies–like Skull and Bones, Scroll and Key–and others exist. To speak of them is verbotten. To reveal their inner secrets is to be ostracized altogether. Hence they are the perfect vehicle for nepotism, business contacts which endure throughout life, and social control. Part of their rituals is to force members to do embarrassing things which others can hold over them. And it thrives on grey mail–I will not do you a favor you need unless you do me a favor–which you might not want to do. It is more intense than the typical fraternity stuff–way beyond the Greeks–or so I am told.

    The way it works is this. You enter a place like Yale, and you get noticed by these people. It may be for family contracts, athletics or something else. One day you are standing somewhere and someone you do not see walks up behind you and taps you on the shoulder and says do not turn around. You have been chosen to join our society–if you do not want to join keep walking. If you do then turn around and I will tell you where to go. If the latter then you report to their lodge and you go through the ritual. Bush, Kerry and others all did this once upon a time. Their secret society was Skull and Bones.

    My friend had a friend who was asked to join Scroll and Key many years ago.

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

    The friend invited him to Yale on the weekend of the Yale Harvard football game. However, instead of going to the game, they sneaked into the sanctor sanctorum of Scroll and Key. From the outside, the building looks like what you see in the Wiki photograph. Inside, I am told it has a long corridor, which leads to a podium where there is a huge white leather book which records the random observations of its members since the society was founded. He looked through it. Beyond the podium, there is a set of stairs that go up to a second floor and down to a common area. Adjacent to the common area is a cloak room with scarlet hoods in it–which are used for their ceremonies.

    (We got off and a different subject–the masonic lodges and their connections to Egypt. We never got back to the Scroll and Key subject. If there had been a lot more to it, I am sure he would have done so. But what he did tell me shed new light on how the elites manage to keep secrets like the origins of Obama secret.)

    Let us hope that Corsi, Trump and others can pierce that veil successfully. We shall see.

  71. I wanted to post this, this is what lefty lunatic blogs are doing for inspiration.
    Making fun of a disabled little kid, on his birthday no less. These are all Waffles’s supporters.

    Tim, I clicked on that link and now I need to dunk my brain in bleach. What disgusting sorry excuses for human beings those sick haters are.

  72. I wasn’t here for the blog celebration last night, but listening to Elvis, Barbara Streisand and the Beatles this morning got my day off to a great start. Happy anniversity, Admin.

  73. Tim
    April 19th, 2011 at 7:53 pm (previous thread)

    “Trump lays it all on the line. “What is he, baby Jesus?” he quipped in an interview with Bill O’Reilly. “People have birth certificates…He doesn’t have one…”

    LOL! does anyone have the tape of this interview?
    ——————————————————

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/4622091

    Full Interview: Donald Trump on ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ (34 minutes)

    “What is he, baby Jesus?” comes from O’Reilly’s mouth at about 19:45 as he’s being dismissive of the birth Certificate issue. IMO, Trump wins this argument within two minutes or so.

  74. It is all Bush’s fault? Really? Here is why that defense does not work:

    Barack Obama Is Directly To Blame For the S&P Downgrade

    Posted by Erick Erickson (Profile)

    Tuesday, April 19th at 4:50AM EDT

    If you have been away for the past twenty-four hours, you missed that for the first time since its founding in 1941, Standards and Poor downgraded our nation’s credit outlook. S&P believes there is a 33% change it will downgrade the nation’s AAA credit rating in the next two years.

    For the past year, Democrats have spent freely arguing that their free spending ways did not matter. In fact, Barack Obama’s proposed budget for 2012 increases the national debt to 116% of gross domestic product, even while adding $2 trillion in tax increases.

    It is not that budget proposal that became the straw to break the camel’s back.

    It was not even his trillion dollar stimulus plan or his multi-trillion dollar stimulus plan than became the straw to break the camel’s back.

    In fact, it was Barack Obama’s disastrous speech last week that broke the camel’s back.

    As James Pethokoukis noted, Obama’s muddled plan to solve the crisis was “fastened together by the chewing gum and sticky tape of rosy economic assumptions and fiscal opacity.” But more so, it was Barack Obama’s angry words and denunciation of Paul Ryan’s own plan that drove S&P to its conclusion.

    S&P said

    We view President Obama’s and Congressman Ryan’s proposals as the starting point of a process aimed at broader engagement, which could result in substantial and lasting U.S. government fiscal consolidation. That said, we see the path to agreement as challenging because the gap between the parties remains wide. We believe there is a significant risk that Congressional negotiations could result in no agreement on a medium-term fiscal strategy until after the fall 2012 Congressional and Presidential elections. If so, the first budget proposal that could include related measures would be Budget 2014 (for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, 2013), and we believe a delay beyond that time is possible.

    Remember, up until the President’s attack, even Democrats on the Deficit Commission were praising Paul Ryan’s willingness to engage the issue “at an adult level.” Everyone expects congressional partisans to take pot shots, but for the President of the United States to have a temper tantrum over it akin to a three year old denied a lollipop? That’s unheard of.

    The President’s open hostility to an adult plan while offering no substantive plan of his own was the straw that broke the camel’s back. And because Mr. Obama still cannot deal with the issue as an adult, we will keep heading down this treacherous road.

  75. The S&P downgrade is apparently a thing of the past, the Dow is up 177 points. Anyone thing the markets are NOT being controlled?

  76. Interesting…..what does it spell for Obama in 2012

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/the-decline-of-the-majority-black-district-and-what-it-means/2011/04/19/AFTqqACE_blog.html

    The decline of the majority-black district, and what it means
    By Aaron Blake

    The last decade hasn’t been kind to majority-black congressional districts across the country.

    While the black population nationally ticked up 12 percent in the just-released Census numbers, eight of the top 10 majority-black districts across the country actually experienced population loss, losing an average of more than 10 percent of their black population, according to a review of Census data by The Fix.

    Many of these districts lost voters of other races too, and are now in need of significant expansion during this year’s redistricting process.

    The population loss is really more of a migration. The black population is moving from the major metropolitan areas – where most of these districts are – and into the suburbs. In fact, of the 15 districts with the greatest black population growth over the last decade, all of them are in the suburbs of these metro areas.

    And that could play right into the hands of a Republican Party that controls redistricting in an unprecedented number of states and will be drawing many of these districts.

    “The practical effect is great for the GOP; in state after state, it’s allowing Republicans to pack more heavily Democratic close-in suburbs into urban black districts to make surrounding districts more Republican,” said Dave Wasserman of the Cook Political Report.

    In effect, the Voting Rights Act makes it permissible for Republicans to combine as many black voters – the most reliable Democratic voting bloc in the country – into some of the most creatively drawn districts in the country. This is known as “packing,” and while it makes for a series of very safe Democratic districts, it also takes Democratic voters out of neighboring districts — making them easier for Republicans to win. (“Packing” is a form of gerrymandering — the process of benefitting politically by drawing districts that are often oddly shaped.)

    The migration is staggering in many areas.

    Detroit Democratic Reps. John Conyers and Hansen Clarke, for instance, lost nearly one-quarter of the 800,000 black voters their districts had in 2000. But Rep. Sander Levin’s (D) neighboring suburban district took in many of those voters, gaining the ninth-most black voters in the country. Nearby Reps. Thad McCotter (R-Mich.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) also saw their district pick up tens of thousands of African-Americans.

    Ditto Washington, D.C., which saw its black population plummet 11 percent over the last decade, while suburban D.C. Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) gained more black voters than anyone outside of the fast-growing Atlanta area. (Fellow Maryland Democrats Donna Edwards and Chris Van Hollen also gained lots of black voters.)

    read on…….

  77. I want a T- shirt that says “What is he, baby Jesus”? it could have a pic of the fraud in long corn rolls…

  78. If you listen to O’Reilly blather on and on and on and on, you get the impression that in his view there is nothing that can be done to save this country, because whatever you do–or want to do entails risk. And O’Reilly is risk adverse. As far as I am concerned he is not a tough guy. Tough guys run away when they encounter risk. He does. If he is not a tough guy then what is he? Just another flaming asshole in my opinion. His schmary defense of Obama and deference to him in interviews is the clincher.

  79. When Isakoff asked Trump if he thinks officials in Hawaii are lying about the birth certificate, Trump answered, “The governor of Hawaii said he was there when he was born. Now do you really believe that the governor of Hawaii was there when he was born? I don’t.”

    Hawaii News Now caught up to Governor Neil Abercrombie and asked him to clarify what he meant when he said he was “there.”

    “Of course here in Hawaii,” Abercrombie said.

    “Not in the room?” we asked.

    “Let’s be serious. It is simply reprehensible to have this kind of conversation. Insulting someone’s mother and father speaks about the person who is doing it,” Abercrombie said.

    ****

    Yes, lets be serious

  80. The good news? Employment is ticking back up. The DOOM! news?
    Most of the jobs aren’t going to take full advantage of that astrophysics degree you took on $200K in debt to get.( quote from ACE )

    April 20, 2011
    We’re Stuck In a “McJobs” Style Downturn
    By Investor’s Business Daily

    Employment: When a fast-food “National Hiring Day” resembles the Depression’s unruly food lines, it doesn’t back up President Obama’s rosy picture of economic recovery. Want some fries with that “hope and change”?

    If it were a Republican president in office at a time when high unemployment is so persistent that McDonald’s holds a nationwide help-wanted day, the establishment media would be sinking their teeth into him like a Quarter Pounder with Cheese.

    The legendary hamburger chain has promised to expand its company workforce by 7% by hiring 50,000 new employees in a single day, thus scoring a publicity boon by having Ronald McDonald personally give the jobs market a shot in the arm.

    But the event comes after Obama and the Congress have spent trillions on a stimulus strategy that hasn’t stimulated.

    Companies sit on potential investments that could generate many millions of jobs – because they see no hope of this ever-increasingly regulated economy rewarding them for their risk.

    Yet the president gets a pass from the liberal-dominated press for his McJobs economy – and for claiming to have “saved millions of jobs” and promising to “keep making the investments that create jobs.”

    Government spending is not “investment.” Investment is what investors do with their own money.

    When the government spends at unprecedented levels, as it is doing today, it leaves investors with neither enough of their own money to invest, nor feasible destinations for their investments.

    Nearly two years ago Obama’s Treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner, brandished the president’s hit-the-ground-running policy “to enact the largest economic recovery plan since World War II.”

    Geithner promised that “by the time the plan has been fully implemented by the end of next year, we will have injected nearly $800 billion into the U.S. economy, saved or created 3.5 million jobs and raised our real gross domestic product over where it would otherwise have been by more than 3%.”

    Since we remain in the economic doldrums, the president and his minions have been forced to make the absurd contention that his administration saved America from another Great Depression.

    But it’s what we saw at all those McDonalds this week – massive throngs unhappily settling for work burger-flipping, and nearly rioting in Cleveland, where three were hit by a car because of a fight – that is reminiscent of the 1930s slump.

    Ronald Reagan was falsely accused by Democrats of presiding over a recovery that produced miserable “McJobs.” In Obama’s case, unexpectedly large crowds around the country are vying to get hired for actual jobs working at McDonald’s.

    The statistical indicators are alarming. As USA Today recently reported, “Only 45.4% of Americans had jobs in 2010, the lowest rate since 1983,” and, “Last year, just 66.8% of men had jobs, the lowest on record.”

    Even liberal economists are not on Obama’s side on this. Eileen Applebaum of the Center for Economics and Policy Research, for instance, says that in a healthy economy another 25 million people would be working.

    And last September, Chuck Marr of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities criticized Obama’s latest “recovery plan” consisting of business tax writeoffs for equipment purchases; Marr recommended payroll tax exemptions on new hires instead.

    In fact, what we really need is a rollback of big government, high taxes and hyper-regulation – the kinds of things that are inimical to job creation. And that begins with a repeal of the ObamaCare government health care takeover.

    Nothing against McDonald’s, mind you. It’s a fine corporation. But it’s time to give anxious-to-work Americans the break they deserve, and get up and get away from Obamanomics.

  81. The good old days: The fruitful years of the 1990s

    By Jeremiah Yates
    Tuesday, April 19, 2011

    What a great time for America. It seems when looking at the decade from today’s perspective, pretty much everything was a little better.

    Every genre of music was revolutionized by artists of the time; the same artists who are now being ripped off by cheap auto-tuned imitations.

    Movies had much better plot lines and didn’t rely on Computer Generated Imaging to bring viewers into the theaters.

    And television programming didn’t consist of washed-up actors trying to revitalize their careers on reality shows.

    Yes, it was a good time to be alive, even though I was still in grade school.

    Everything about the 1990s was simply better; most of all, being our economy.

    When thinking of our economy during the nineties, the saying “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it” comes to mind.

    Anyone who thinks our economy was broken during that time is terribly mistaken.

    During the Clinton presidency, the gross domestic product grew by an average of 4 percent per year, which is nearly double the amount of increase between 1973 and 1993.

    The unemployment rate dropped from over 7 percent in 1993 to under 5 percent in 2000.

    But, according to Republicans, the higher tax rates among the top 5 percent destroyed jobs.

    There is a reason Clinton’s approval rating didn’t drop after his infamous scandal with Monica Lewinsky. It’s because the majority of Americans were working and could afford comfortable lifestyles. Not many people really cared about his private life, as long as his duties as president were fulfilled.

    It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to see most of the Republicans who favor the Bush-era tax cuts don’t have the greater good of America in mind.

    They only want to make sure those who are in the top 3 percent are making as much money as possible and damn the rest.

    In their eyes, the poor are poor because they are lazy and want to live off of the rest of the nation.

    But what the richest of the rich don’t realize (or don’t care) is that the poor IS the rest of the nation, comparatively.

    When the average American family of four makes a little over $50,000 each year, they need as much help as they can get.

    Just think. The average cost of a home in America is $121,747, according to realestateabc.com. For some one who makes $50,000 per year, that doesn’t leave someone a whole lot of money to spare at the end of each month, considering he or she probably has many other bills to pay – it is a family of four.

    Now, if the main breadwinner in the home loses his or her job, how can they continue to pay their mortgage and everything else?

    There probably isn’t much money in savings, due to living from paycheck to paycheck.

    This is where the “trickle down effect” most Republicans are so sure of, fails.

    The average American holds up the economy by living this way.

    Just look at the crisis in 2007 when foreclosures were happening around the country. Once the middle class fell, the rest of the country started to fall as well.

    Clinton knew this during the 1990s, when he proposed to raise the taxes on the rich to give the middle class more help.

    And, just like they argue today, Republicans claimed the burden on the top percent of tax payers would kill jobs and the economy.

    But as the 1990s progressed, the unemployment rate and the national deficit dropped.

    It wasn’t a fluke. The nation witnessed our largest economic enhancement due to the fact the middle class could afford more.

    But the Republicans want to argue how Democrats want to raise taxes during a recession.

    Taxes are the only way to pay down the deficit.

    The middle class cannot afford that burden, but the top 5 percent of taxpayers can.

    http://www.thedaonline.com/opinion/the-good-old-days-the-fruitful-years-of-the-1990s-1.2184105

  82. MR. OUT-OF-STEP

    Nice recap on how O’bummer is not exactly on the ball.

    washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/2011/04/why-obama-so-far-behind-times

    Why Obama is so far behind the times
    ==========================

    By: Noemie Emery
    04/19/11 8:05 PM

    Ruth Marcus of the Washington Post and others have noted that President Obama seems a few beats behind things; unable to anticipate things as they develop, and awkward when forced to catch up. When he responds, his answers seem lacking.
    Good politicians are in tune with their times, great ones foresee them, but Obama seems out of step with his times, and behind them.

    He is in the right job (he thinks), at the wrong moment, handed a crisis he never expected, and is doing his best to ignore. He was told, and believed, he was the new FDR at the start of a new age of expansion, and it would be his job to redeem the old liberal vision.

    How could he know that a few months into his term the welfare state would implode both at home and in Europe, and that, instead of restoring the liberal creed toDepression-age glory, he would preside over its final demise?

    Two years ago, Time had him on its cover as FDR redux, and Newsweek was saying that we were all socialists now. Soon after that, the real socialists threw in the towel in Europe, admitting their system had not been successful, urging retrenchment and large cuts in government spending.

    Obama’s response was to spend still more money, tout speed rail and windmills, and treat warnings at home and abroad of a debt-fueled disaster as part of a ploy by the Right in its drive to starve children.

    He seems largely annoyed at being driven off message, “distracted” (a favorite term) from the goal he came in with. This doesn’t fit in with his prior agenda. Don’t we know he has real work to do?

    He treated it all as a political problem, but his reactions here have been out of sync also, and every assumption made by his friends has been wrong. They thought economic collapse would make people long for the strong hand of government; they were wrong about that.

    They thought people would love health care reform (they didn’t) and not resent the way it was handled (they did.) They called Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., a “teabagger,” and Brown won handily.

    They called the Tea Party racist, and it elected Hispanics, blacks, women, and children of Indian immigrants. They said it was violent, and the death threats were coming — from union supporters.

    They said Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s cuts in Wisconsin made him a pariah, and his surrogate won a judicial election. They said House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s plan was a “suicide note” on behalf of his party, and a hit list directed at women and children.

    At the end of last week, the Gallup poll had Obama’s approve-disapprove ratings at a 41-50 deficit, while his approval among independents (who elected him in the first place) stood at a staunch 35 percent.

    FDR inherited a government that was puny and weak and enhanced it; Obama took one that was already obese and tried to expand it, and these two are not the same thing. FDR planned Social Security to kick in at age 65 (the average age of death, and the age he would die at); he never foresaw a world in which people lived into their 80s and 90s with knee replacements and open-heart surgery.

    In 2008-2009, magazines showed Obama with FDR’s hat and cigarette holder; in 2011, the National Review gave them to Ryan, as the New Deal’s reviser. History gave Obama his chance to make history by creating a sustainable safety net for the 21st century, and he is blowing it. If he doesn’t do it, someone else will.

  83. Joy Behar is Scared. On the View today, they were having their usual discussion. They were not specifically taking about the BC. However Joy puts in that she know this person who is from Hawaii, and who the state of CA asked for his Birth record and it was not the long form but the Record of Live birth. She is taking loud and quickly, like nervous, again stating when this is the way it is now, you show your certificate of live birth.

    Interrupting, loud, and taking fast to me are all signs that she is afraid that it is not true, and also bring it up when it was not reall being discussed just emphasises the point, she is reassuring herself, and she is trying to reassure the world so they will quit asking (Yah verifly I say unto you).

    JOY, you should be afraid, as not one of those fact finders, Govs, or people in the vital stats area have signed a verifying statement to the effect that they absolute know of this Birth in Hawaii. They can’t or if found wrong the repercussion would not be pretty.

    Even in the Civil War they had to prove Birth, and this was before BC. They had to have someone write a letter who could validate they were their when they were born. They also accepted bible records.

    Well first, Os grandparents or mother might not have had a bible so we don’t have that (no one offered it up), and second, no one has signed any statement or document stating that they were present, have personnel knowledge.

  84. Did Obama flunk out of Occidental? I heard that last night. Knowing his MIA study habits like we do, and that picture of him posing as a pimp, it is not beyond the realm of possibility. I suspect we will learn more about the mystery man in the weeks ahead.

  85. I just listened to John Smart’s Blog talk show with a guy called Tamerlane. He is getting into the vast holes in Obama’s past. The SSN from Connecticut is a massive problem as there is no reasonable explanation. If anyone has the time listen to the last half of the broadcast. Tamerlane is not letting disinfo and spin color his analysis.

  86. MoonOnPluto, thanks for that article on redistricting. We wrote a similar article months ago (December 2010) after looking at the census data. What we predicted will happen beyond doubt:

    http://www.hillaryis44.org/2010/12/21/census-apportionment-data-the-rise-of-the-black-party/

    “What this means is that Republicans, under guise of living up to the spirit of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, will redistrict blacks into majority minority districts. Black Obama Dimocratic leaders will love this because it will increase their power within the Dimocratic Party.

    Republicans will enjoy creating majority minority districts because, while they herd Black Americans into congressional ghettos, the bottom line will be that the mathematics of the situation also mean many more Republican leaning districts will be created than majority minority districts. Added benefits include: black Dimocratic leaders for their own benefit will assist Republicans to create these districts; the inevitable shouts from these black leaders of “racism” if Dimocratic Party officials wise to the danger attempt to thwart this racial gerrymandering; and most important the increased marginalization of the Dimocratic Party as “the Black Party” as black Dimocratic leaders cement their hold.

  87. Janny Scott / New York Times:
    Obama’s Young Mother Abroad
    — The photograph showed the son, but my eye gravitated toward the mother. That first glimpse was surprising — the stout, pale-skinned woman in sturdy sandals, standing squarely a half-step ahead of the lithe, darker-skinned figure to her left.
    Link Search: IceRocket, Google, and Ask
    +
    Discussion: Wonkette, The Political Carnival, The Daily What, Don Surber, Swampland, The Awl, Oliver Willis and The Page
    —————————–

    He needs more than this article. He needs a ‘Dreams from my Mother’ book to regroup all the fleeing white voters.

  88. Michelle Bachman is an idiot. She now says the matter of the birth certificate is “settled” because George Stephanopoulos showed her Obama’s Certificate of Live Birth. She does not know what she is talking about. Idiot.

    http://blogs.abcnews.com/george/2011/04/rep-michele-bachmann-says-president-barack-obamas-certificate-settles-birther-issue.html

    Stephanopoulos: Last night you were on Fox News suggesting the president should come forward with his birth certificate as well —

    Bachmann: Well, what I have said about that is, I was asked a question about that and Republicans are constantly asked to vouch for the authenticity of the birth certificate. The only one who can is the clerk of court in the county where someone is born and that’s where people should go. Don’t ask Republicans, go ask the clerk of court.

    Stephanopoulos: Well, actually one of your supporters in the state of Iowa has put forth a bill that would require presidential candidates to file their birth certificate with their candidacy, do you support that?

    Bachmann: Well, Governor Jan Brewer just vetoed that bill in Arizona because she felt that that was a bridge too far, that it wouldn’t be up to the authenticators in each state to do that, that that would be a federal issue. There is a federal piece of legislation that hasn’t gone anywhere that would also require that candidates put forward their birth certificate. I have no problem giving my birth certificate, it wouldn’t bother me at all. I’ve got one, its authenticated, take it.

    [Bachmann was referring to H.R. 1503 which would have required presidential campaign committees to file “a copy of the candidate’s birth certificate.” Iowa Senate bill 368, which was introduced by Bachmann supporter Kent Sorenson, contained similar language, saying a candidate should file “a copy of the candidate’s birth certificate certified by the appropriate official in the candidate’s state of birth.”]

    Stephanopoulos: Well, but so does the president. According to the bill ‘a candidate for president or vice president shall attach to and file with the affidavit a copy of the candidate’s birth certificate certified by the appropriate official in the candidate’s state of birth.’

    Bachmann: That’s right.

    Stephanopoulos: Well I have the president’s certificate right here. It’s certified, it’s got a certification number. It’s got the registrar of the state signed. It’s got a seal on it. And it says ‘this copy serves as prima facie evidence of the fact of birth in any court proceeding.’

    Bachmann: Well, then that should settle it.

    Stephanopoulos: So it’s over?

    Bachmann: That’s what should settle it. I take the president at his word and I think– again I would have no problem and apparently the president wouldn’t either. Introduce that, we’re done. Move on.

    Stephanopoulos: Well this has been introduced. So this story is over?

    Bachmann: Well as long as someone introduces it I guess it’s over.

    Stephanopoulos: It’s right there.

    Bachmann: Yeah, there you go. Because that is not the main issue facing the United States right now.

  89. http://hotair.com/archives/2011/04/20/marist-say-obama-might-have-a-big-problem-getting-re-elected/

    Marist released more data from its poll this week, the same survey that found a significant slide in Barack Obama’s approval ratings — the survey with a +8 advantage for Democrats in the sample. In fact, Democrats comprised 35% of the sample, while Republicans only accounted for 27%. And yet, according to Marist, Obama only has 37% of their respondents committed to a second term for the President (via Newsalert):

    President Barack Obama has officially announced that he will seek re-election next year, but he faces an electorate that still needs convincing. According to this McClatchy-Marist Poll, a plurality of registered voters nationwide — 44% — say they definitely plan to vote against Mr. Obama in 2012. 37% report they definitely plan to vote for him, and 18% are unsure.

    Despite the president’s transition into campaign mode, little has changed on this question since McClatchy-Marist last asked it in November. At that time, 48% of voters said they will not support the president in his re-election bid while 36% thought they would. 16%, at the time, were unsure.

    Even among Democrats, Obama isn’t a slam-dunk. He gets 70% of that 35% to commit to his re-election bid, but 12% “definitely” plan to vote against him. Obama-cons are in short supply as well, as only 3% of Republicans in the survey will vote for the incumbent. Nearly a majority of independents have made up their mind to oppose Obama, 47%, with only 32% planning on casting a vote for him and 21% undecided.

    On other demographics, Obama doesn’t fare much better. He only holds 66% of self-described liberals, with 19% planning on opposing him. Moderates split 44/34 in his favor, a weak result, but not nearly as weak as the income demographics. Obama loses both the under-$50K and over-$50K demos by almost identical splits, 37/45 and 39/45 respectively. Among age demos, Obama only leads among the youngest bloc (18-30YOs), and that just barely a majority, 51/29. Perhaps most alarmingly, he’s losing among both men and wome, 37/43 and 38/45 respectively.

    Do Republicans benefit from Obama’s woes? Mitt Romney gets into a statistical dead heat with Obama at 45/46, but so far he’s the only one who does. Mike Huckabee comes close at 43/48, and both improved significantly since January. Sarah Palin, on the other hand, not only doesn’t put a dent in Obama’s numbers at 34/56, it’s almost identical to her January result of 30/56. Donald Trump loses by a similar margin, 38/54. Bear in mind, though, that the eight-point sample skew towards Democrats plays a big role in the head-to-head numbers, and the movement in this series is what actually matters. Romney closed twelve points in the gap, and Huckabee closed ten points, since January.

    The Republican nominee matters, but the incumbent has big problems no matter who he ends up facing. Unless Obama can make the economy move in the next year, he is on his way to a single term in office.

  90. pm,admin on Bachmann
    ——————
    Here’s another reason. Back when we all knew Tingles would honor Big Dawg with the man of the world designation, Bachmann was collecting money to run nasty ads about our male Clinton hero. I immediately unsubscribed from her site, but have kept quiet until now.

  91. SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON – 20 April

    9:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with the management team, at the Department of State.

    11:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton speaks with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan.

    11:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Haitian President-elect Michel Martelly, at the Department of State.

    12:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a working lunch with Haitian President Elect Michel Martelly, at the Department of State.

    4:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton and Former Secretary Dr. Kissinger participate in “Conversations on Diplomacy, Moderated by Charlie Rose,” at the Department of State.

    A conversation, in my view, between humanist Hillary, who has always worked for humanity to thrive and develop, and neo-malthusian, racist Kissinger, who has always worked to undermine development at the behest of the new global imperium.

    —————

    Note:

    How strange: Yesterday, I commented about the title of the show,

    “Also, the word “diplomacy” is like fingernails on a blackboard to me, as I prefer “republic.”

    My mind had slipped a gear or two and perceived the title as, “Conversations on Democracy and Diplomacy.”

    Today, reading the title, I was surprised to see the word “democracy” had been removed. In fact it had never been there except in my mind. Sorry for any confusion that might have caused. 😳

    —————

    Check local listings for when the conversation with Hillary and Kissinger will be broadcast on Bloomberg TV. It will of course be on the Charlie Rose website and archived after. http://www.charlierose.com/

  92. Was he trying to say white when he said Republican? But look who stopped the blacks from voting, historically speaking in TX, the Democrats!

    —————
    http://pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/118944/

    DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT HISTORY: Obama: “Texas has always been a pretty Republican state, for, you know, historic reasons.”

    Apparently, when Obama taught Constitutional Law he never got around to teaching the Texas White (Democratic) Primary cases. Or talking about which side was which in the Civil War . . . .

    Updated to make clear to people who don’t click the link that it was the Texas Democrats who excluded black voters (and Mexican-Americans) from their primaries (and then dodged further with the Jaybird Democratic Association when the courts struck down the White Primaries). This is a major set of cases under state action, and I’m surprised that Obama is unfamiliar with this history. I wonder what he covered in his Constitutional Law classes?

  93. They said Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s cuts in Wisconsin made him a pariah, and his surrogate won a judicial election.

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

    Spinning out of context. Before the protests etc, Wallker’s Prosser was a shoo-in, and Klopperwhosis was unknown. After the flap, the contest was a near-tie.

    Also it wasn’t Walker’s ‘cuts’ — the unions agreed to those. It was his attack on collective bargaining per se (and the no-bid sales in his bill, etc).

  94. FDR planned Social Security to kick in at age 65 (the average age of death, and the age he would die at); he never foresaw a world in which people lived into their 80s and 90s

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

    Woops, again Bzzt! ‘Average age of death’ — including infant mortality? How many people were actually older than 65 in that time? (FDR had, er, unusal health problems.)

  95. Obama already broke his campaign promise on tax hikes by raising the tobacco tax and the tanning bed tax

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    Oh, noez! The cartoons draw themselves….

  96. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, ADMIN…BIG PINK…You make our day…thank you for all your insight and limitless courage…fearlessness begins at Big Pink…

  97. a few thoughts, imho…

    Hailey Barbour, Gingrich and Pawlenty do not stand a chance of winning the Prez…I do not care who says what…lately Kruthammer is pushing Barbour…in their dreams…

    re: the article about why O is always a little behind…

    O is behind simply because he is too distracted, too unfocused, INEFFECTIVE, as T says, and bottom line unprepared…

    O surrounds himself with his czars to mask his insecurity and lack and breath of concrete information and relevant analysis…

    O is no Bill or Hillary Clinton that would burn the candles through the night to make sure they understood every detail inside out and from every angle about an issue they were called upon to address and/or represent…as we know O instead takes time off to do whatever…

    …as long as O knows he can read the words someone else downloaded to the ‘telli’prompter then O feels he can wing it…that is the bottom line…

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

    Basil9…Cookie is adorable and so is Boozle…is Boozle yours?

    NMF…in case you missed it, Joy Behar is going to have Donald Trump’s wife on her show tonight on Headline News channel…it will be interesting to see how Joy tries to ridicule and insult The Donald…

    …also Elizabeth Hasseback/The View (or whatever he name is) has gone soft…she has become another O protector…i guess the pressure of working on that show in NYC and where her bread is buttered finally got to her because she has become a wimp…

  98. admin
    April 20th, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Mrs. Smith, the video you posted is a great reminder.
    ________________

    I agree- watching that video again is shocking. An almost unbelievable period of time when the mean spiritedness of the media had gone unchecked.

    Once again demonstrating the power of one voice with courage belonging to Hillary Clinton fighting back the male chauvinist PIGS under the illusion of superiority to their female counterparts.

    Because of Hillary’s continued fight for female equality, I doubt society will sit-by idly allowing a repeat of their tragic, de classe behavior like they did in 08′.

  99. Well first, Os grandparents or mother might not have had a bible so we don’t have that (no one offered it up), and second, no one has signed any statement or document stating that they were present, have personnel knowledge.

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

    Except, of course, the grandmother in Kenya who says she watched the birth — in Kenya. So of course she doesn’t count.

  100. pm317
    April 20th, 2011 at 1:52 pm
    Was he trying to say white when he said Republican? But look who stopped the blacks from voting, historically speaking in TX, the Democrats!

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

    PM317…i wish that texas reporter had come back with…

    “well, Hillary cleaned your clock during the primaries here in texas…that is, until you sent in your Chicago thugs in to intimidate the little old ladies and cheat at the caucuses…Hillary won the votes and you won the caucus …admit it, Mr. President, that is how you won all those caucuses, isn’t it…you cheated”

  101. admin
    April 20th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Michelle Bachman is an idiot.

    ____________________________

    They both are. Worse, their whole schmaltz is stagnant. Their TV strives to uphold an illusion of things changing, when in fact, it’s the same old nonsense.

    Trump manifests a moving-forwardness. He could convey his message in black and white TV with but a single camera in the studio.

  102. My mind had slipped a gear or two and perceived the title as, “Conversations on Democracy and Diplomacy.”

    In fact it had never been there except in my mind. Sorry for any confusion that might have caused.

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

    LOL, join the club! My eyes and mind do that sort of thing all the time, with interesting results.

    I read ‘transite’ or something above as ‘transvestite’.

  103. They are getting desperate over Paul Ryan….Daily Kos again is a sick place.

    Liberals attack Paul Ryan because his father died young, resulting in survivor benefits

    Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/opinion-zone/2011/04/liberals-attack-paul-ryan-because-his-father-died-when-paul-was-16

    At the age of 16, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., suffered the death of his 55-year-old father. Because of his father’s early death, the government made survivor payments for a few years to Paul Ryan’s family – including for Paul Ryan himself. Ryan collected benefits for two years, until he turned 18.

    The net effect of the death of Paul Ryan’s father was likely to reduce taxpayer expenditures on Ryan’s family, since retirees typically collect at least a decade’s worth of benefits. (My own father died five years short of retirement. The result was that my mother, who could otherwise have collected spousal benefits when he retired, instead had to wait well over a decade for benefits, reducing her lifetime social security benefits. She was effectively punished for his death.)

    But the Daily Kos blog is now using his father’s early death against Ryan. A Daily Kos diary attacks Ryan in a post entitled, “Entitlement-hating Paul Ryan collected Social Security benefits until he was 18.” Never mind that Ryan’s recent budget proposal doesn’t in fact seek to abolish entitlements, much less get rid of Social Security. It merely seeks to cut the rate of growth of exploding Medicare costs by eventually giving its recipients vouchers they can use to shop around for medical care.

    Not all Daily Kos diaries reflect the views of Daily Kos as a whole, but this one does, since it was briefly featured on the top of the front page of Daily Kos, and is still listed as a “recommended” blog post in the sidebar on the right side of Daily Kos’s main page. More than 183 Daily Kos readers have commented in response to it – virtually all in agreement with its hateful sentiments.

    Even if Ryan’s recent proposal cut Social Security, rather than just reforming a different program – Medicare — there would be nothing hypocritical about his wanting to rein in the costs of an increasingly costly program simply because he received modest benefits under that program as a child, when financial decisions were presumably made for him by his parent or guardian (people who had themselves paid into that very program with their tax dollars). Social security payments have risen faster than inflation since Ryan was a child, and have increased radically as a percentage of our economy.

    Liberal bloggers frequently smear conservatives and libertarians as hypocrites for seeking to collect social security and other benefits. For example, Ayn Rand was attacked by the liberal blog Balloon Juice as being a “welfare queen” for receiving Medicare benefits even though she had contributed lots of tax money in her lifetime through income and self-employment taxes she paid based on her best-selling books.

    But there’s nothing hypocritical about criticizing a government program as being a bad deal for the public, and yet wanting to recover some of the tax money you were forced to pay into that program in benefits. Refusing to accept such benefits is as stupid as refusing to accept the return of stolen money. If a program is wasteful, people should be encouraged to criticize it so that the program will be reformed, not punished by being denied the same benefits that every other taxpayer receives – including people who are too lazy or uninformed to demand reforms.

  104. re: the article about why O is always a little behind…

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    Imo it’s becasue he tries to ignore/deny new problems in hopes people will stop talking about them.

  105. [Ryan’s budget] seeks to cut the rate of growth of exploding Medicare costs by eventually giving its recipients vouchers they can use to shop around for medical care.

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

    Under Medicare I shop around for any doctor anywhere who accepts Medicare, and there are plenty of them, and they bill Medicare. Under Ryan’s plan, I’d get a ‘voucher’ not for the doctor but toward a HEALTH INSURANCE POLICY with an existing HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANY (of the few allowed to sell in my state). That policy, after a big annual deductible, might let me after waiting in line to see a beancounting gatekeeper get a referral to some doctor IN THEIR ‘NETWORK’.

    SHV was talking about that a while back. Why he (who can afford insurance) chose to use Medicare instead for his own needs.

  106. O.M.G.
    :gagging:
    Only for those with strong stomachs.
    Descriptions of Anne.
    She is corn-fed, white-bread, whatever Kenya is not. In “Dreams From My Father,” the memoir that helped power Obama’s political ascent, she is the shy, small-town girl who falls head over heels for the brilliant, charismatic African who steals the show.

    …the stout, pale-skinned woman in sturdy sandals, standing squarely a half-step ahead of the lithe, darker-skinned figure to her left. His elas¬tic-band body bespoke discipline, even asceticism. Her form was well padded, territory ceded long ago to the pleasures of appetite and the forces of anatomical destiny. He had the studied casualness of a catalog model, in khakis, at home in the viewfinder. She met the camera head-on, dressed in hand-loomed textile dyed indigo, a silver earring half-hidden in the cascading curtain of her dark hair.

  107. According to a Rolling Stone interview (2007?), Obama also said his mother had “jungle fever”, marrying two non-whites and taking Obama to see a movie “Black Orpheus.”

  108. While bewailing that rich like himself don’t pay enough in taxes, Obama took $22,000 in foreign tax credits…..HYPOCRITE.

    How About Forgoing Those Tax Credits, Mr. President?

    President Obama, last Wednesday: “I say that at a time when the tax burden on the wealthy is at its lowest level in half a century, the most fortunate among us can afford to pay a little more… I don’t need another tax cut.”

    The Wall Street Journal, examining Obama’s tax returns: “Obama reduced his tax burden by taking $22,215 in foreign tax credits for income earned overseas from sales of his books.”

    The most fortunate can afford to pay more, and he doesn’t need another tax cut… but that doesn’t mean he won’t partake of tax credits he’s entitled to enjoy. (To the president’s credit, he donated large amounts to charity; more than $245,000.)

    What’s more, the U.S. Treasury has a Bureau of Public Debt that accepts voluntary payments to reduce the debt. In fiscal 2010, Americans gave $2.84 million; so far in fiscal 2011, about $645,000.

    So every time Obama laments that he doesn’t pay his fair share in taxes, he could be reminded… no one is stopping him from paying more.

    Well, other than the accountants who made sure he took those foreign tax credits.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/265296/how-about-forgoing-those-tax-credits-mr-president

  109. I don’t understand why it seems he hates her so.

    I try not to speculate about his inner mental malfunctions.

  110. Shadowfax
    April 19th, 2011 at 11:40 pm
    After four years, the “blatherskites” have not shut us up.
    &&&&&&&&&

    Trump accused of “salty language”, and yet George Will gets away with “blatherskites”.

    “My dea-ah. I’m overcome by the vapors” [fan, fan, fan]

  111. admin
    April 20th, 2011 at 12:21 am
    You know who this goes out to:
    &&&&&&&&&

    Wonderful song, but, I have NO IDEA who that was going out to.

  112. basil9,
    That’s a great pic you posted of Obama and Anne and him dressed up in a pirate outfit….well she looks very, very young and there is NO wedding ring on her finger that I can see…..hmmm, hmmm!

    Admin: Happy Aniversary! I’ve enjoyed each and every article you’ve written….hope to keep coming here to read them too…..the race is beginning to show signs of interest now that the “Donald” is in….for now anyway!

  113. White House mulls campaign gift disclosure

    April 20, 2011

    WASHINGTON, April 20 (UPI) — The White House is considering measures to limit anonymous campaign contributions of the type that helped fund attack ads in the 2010 election, aides said.

    Under provisions of a draft executive order being floated, companies seeking government contracts would be required to disclose contributions to groups that air political ads either attacking or supporting candidates, Politico reported.

    Last month, for example, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued a decree that could give shareholders a greater say in corporate election spending, Politico reported. Democratic appointees to the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Election Commission also are advocating measures that could publicize currently anonymous contributions to outside groups. Democratic FEC commissioners also are attempting to limit political contributions made by U.S. subsidiaries of foreign corporations.

    The moves come after Congress failed to pass legislation last year that would have blunted the impact of the Supreme Court’s January 2010 decision in Citizens United v. FEC that removed longtime restrictions on corporate and union political ad spending.

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is among the critics latching onto the document, calling it evidence President Obama is using his executive power to punish political adversaries and reward supporters.

    Chamber spokeswoman Blair Latoff called the draft “an affront to the separation of powers … [and] to free speech” that would create a litmus test for companies wanting to work with the federal government.

    Congressional Democrats and White House allies say the executive order would prevent the 2012 elections from being taken over by undisclosed, high-rolling special interests on both sides of the political aisle.

    “The fact that congressional Republicans may oppose disclosure does not mean that efforts to obtain it are, by definition, partisan,” Fred Wertheimer, president of Democracy 21, a non-profit group favoring stricter campaign finance rules, told Politico.

    http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2011/04/20/White-House-mulls-campaign-gift-disclosure/UPI-15131303316024/

  114. The ball is in the air, she grabs it while it hits her in the head, mussing up her hairdo.

    She carries the ball a short distance, then trips over an imaginary stone, falling flat on her face.

    The crowd boos and yells for her to go home.

    —-

    pm and Admin – admin
    April 20th, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Michelle Bachman is an idiot. She now says the matter of the birth certificate is “settled” because George Stephanopoulos showed her Obama’s Certificate of Live Birth. She does not know what she is talking about. Idiot.

    ——–

    Uneffingbelievable.

  115. moononpluto
    April 20th, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    Bachmann probably just lost the republican and tea party backing.

    ——-
    God, let’s hope they are smart enough to dump her.

    She’s always been a Stepford queen to me.

  116. basil9
    April 20th, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    Never mind.
    ——
    [snip]

    She met the camera head-on, dressed in hand-loomed textile dyed indigo, a silver earring half-hidden in the cascading curtain of her dark hair. She carried her chin a few degrees higher than most.

    ——–
    Who writes like this, besides an author of Fabio type romance novels…….(gag)

  117. Jerome Corsi’s book is #2 on the Best Seller List on Amazon-

    and it is’t even available yet!

  118. ACROSS ALL POLLS: NEGATIVE APPROVALS

    Even CNN has him with higher disapproval ratings. Overall RCP average is -4.7%. He’s sucking big time.

    This is while he’s “revving up his re-election engine”, and trying to get his cash cow machine working again. Oh, the magic’s gone.

    realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_obama_job_approval-1044.html

    RCP Average 45.3 50.0 -4.7
    Gallup 42 49 -7
    Rasmussen 46 53 -7
    ABC/WashPo 47 50 -3
    McClatchy 44 49 -5
    Demo. Corps 44 50 -6
    CNN 48 50 -2
    Reuters/Ipsos 46 49 -3

  119. basil9
    April 20th, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    O.M.G.
    :gagging:

    —–
    This was written by Barry?

    No it isn’t…what son writes about his mother’s body like that?

    If my son did, I would smack him all the way around the block and back.

  120. Who writes like this, besides an author of Fabio type romance novels…….(gag)

    Hey, don’t diss them romance novels!!!! 🙂

    The chin tilt thing though is definitely something BO got from mom.

  121. Shadowfax,

    I KNOW! that’s why I included the warning! Can you friggin BELIEVE the trash???????????

    UGH!

    Confloyd, pm317 mentioned the article and I dug it up.

    S,
    Alas, my Venus, a blue-front Amazon, has me by the heart. She knows I expect nothing more of her than to look beautiful. She is fully flighted and is my pc-mate, either sitting on my lap under the keyboard, where she thinks she’s nesting (I haven’t tried to persuade her otherwise)
    or sitting on my shoulder and occasionally preening my hair. Or if she’s in the office at the same time as Wyntre, the quaker, she’s busy chasing him around the room.

    She CAN speak but only does so in private, when she thinks I can’t her her. (manipulative little bytch).

    Boozle is some kind of Amazon parrot but I’m not sure of the species.

  122. I bookmarked this article 3 yrs ago. The article is an accurate assessment of Obama’s mother AND Michelle by an author written in an objective manner… read on-

    For sure he’s not selling margerine!
    ___________________

    Obama’s Women Reveal His Secrets

    By Spengler

    “Cherchez la femme,” advised Alexander Dumas in: “When you want to uncover an unspecified secret, look for the woman.” In the case of Barack Obama, we have two: his late mother, the went-native anthropologist Ann Dunham, and his rancorous wife Michelle. Obama’s women reveal his secret: he hates America.

    We know less about Senator Obama than about any prospective president in American history. His uplifting rhetoric is empty, as Hillary Clinton helplessly protests. His career bears no trace of his own character, not an article for the Harvard Law Review he edited, or a single piece of legislation. He appears to be an empty vessel filled with the wishful thinking of those around him. But there is a real Barack Obama. No man – least of all one abandoned in infancy by his father – can conceal the imprint of an impassioned mother, or the influence of a brilliant wife.

    America is not the embodiment of hope, but the abandonment of one kind of hope in return for another. America is the spirit of creative destruction, selecting immigrants willing to turn their back on the tragedy of their own failing culture in return for a new start. Its creative success is so enormous that its global influence hastens the decline of other cultures. For those on the destruction side of the trade, America is a monster. Between half and nine-tenths of the world’s 6,700 spoken languages will become extinct in the next century, and the anguish of dying peoples rises up in a global cry of despair. Some of those who listen to this cry become anthropologists, the curators of soon-to-be extinct cultures; anthropologists who really identify with their subjects marry them. Obama’s mother, the University of Hawaii anthropologist Ann Dunham, did so twice.

    Obama profiles Americans the way anthropologists interact with primitive peoples. He holds his own view in reserve and emphatically draws out the feelings of others; that is how friends and colleagues describe his modus operandi since his days at the Harvard Law Review, through his years as a community activist in Chicago, and in national politics. Anthropologists, though, proceed from resentment against the devouring culture of America and sympathy with the endangered cultures of the primitive world. Obama inverts the anthropological model: he applies the tools of cultural manipulation out of resentment against America. The probable next president of the United States is a mother’s revenge against the America she despised.

    Ann Dunham died in 1995, and her character emerges piecemeal from the historical record, to which I will return below. But Michelle Obama is a living witness. Her February 18 comment that she felt proud of her country for the first time caused a minor scandal, and was hastily qualified. But she meant it, and more. The video footage of her remarks shows eyes hooded with rage as she declares:
    For the first time in my adult lifetime, I am really proud of my country and not just because Barack has done well, but because I think people are hungry for change. And I have been desperate to see our country moving in that direction and just not feeling so alone in my frustration and disappointment.
    The desperation, frustration and disappointment visible on Michelle Obama’s face are not new to the candidate’s wife; as Steve Sailer, Rod Dreher and other commentators have noted, they were the theme of her undergraduate thesis, on the subject of “blackness” at Princeton University. No matter what the good intentions of Princeton, which founded her fortunes as a well-paid corporate lawyer, she wrote, “My experiences at Princeton have made me far more aware of my ‘Blackness’ than ever before. I have found that at Princeton no matter how liberal and open-minded some of my White professors and classmates try to be toward me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don’t belong.”

    Never underestimate the influence of a wife who bitch-slaps her husband in public. Early in Obama’s campaign, Michelle Obama could not restrain herself from belittling the senator. “I have some difficulty reconciling the two images I have of Barack Obama. There’s Barack Obama the phenomenon. He’s an amazing orator, Harvard Law Review, or whatever it was, law professor, best-selling author, Grammy winner. Pretty amazing, right? And then there’s the Barack Obama that lives with me in my house, and that guy’s a little less impressive,” she told a fundraiser in February 2007.

    “For some reason this guy still can’t manage to put the butter up when he makes toast, secure the bread so that it doesn’t get stale, and his five-year-old is still better at making the bed than he is.” New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd reported at the time, “She added that the TV version of Barack Obama sounded really interesting and that she’d like to meet him sometime.” Her handlers have convinced her to be more tactful since then.

    “Frustration” and “disappointment” have dogged Michelle Obama these past 20 years, despite her US$300,000 a year salary and corporate board memberships. It is hard for the descendants of slaves not to resent America. They were not voluntary immigrants but kidnap victims, subjected to a century of second-class citizenship even after the Civil War ended slavery. Blackness is not the issue; General Colin Powell, whose parents chose to immigrate to America from the West Indies, saw America just as other immigrants do, as a land of opportunity. Obama’s choice of wife is a failsafe indicator of his own sentiments. Spouses do not necessarily share their likes, but they must have their hatreds in common. Obama imbibed this hatred with his mother’s milk.

    Michelle Obama speaks with greater warmth of her mother-in-law than of her husband. “She was kind of a dreamer, his mother,” Michelle Obama was quoted in the January 25 Boston Globe. “She wanted the world to be open to her and her children. And as a result of her naivete, sometimes they lived on food stamps, because sometimes dreams don’t pay the rent. But as a result of her naivete, Barack got to see the world like most of us don’t in this country.” How strong the ideological motivation must be of a mother to raise her children on the thin fair in pursuit of a political agenda.

    “Naivete” is a euphemism for Ann Dunham’s motivation. Friends describe her as a “fellow traveler”, that is, a communist sympathizer, from her youth, according to a March 27, 2007, Chicago Tribune report. Many Americans harbor leftist views, but not many marry into them, twice. Ann Dunham met and married the Kenyan economics student Barack Obama, Sr, at the University of Hawaii in 1960, and in 1967 married the Indonesian student Lolo Soetero. It is unclear why Soetero’s student visa was revoked in 1967 – the fact but not the cause are noted in press accounts. But it is probable that the change in government in Indonesia in 1967, in which the leftist leader Sukarno was deposed, was the motivation.

    Soetero had been sponsored as a graduate student by one of the most radical of all Third World governments. Sukarno had founded the so-called Non-Aligned Movement as an anti-colonialist turn at the 1955 Bandung Conference in Indonesia. Before deposing him in 1967, Indonesia’s military slaughtered 500,000 communists (or unfortunates who were mistaken for communists). When Ann Dunham chose to follow Lolo Soetero to Indonesia in 1967, she brought the six-year-old Barack into the kitchen of anti-colonialist outrage, immediate following one of the worst episodes of civil violence in post-war history.

    Dunham’s experience in Indonesia provided the material for a doctoral dissertation celebrating the hardiness of local cultures against the encroaching metropolis. It was entitled, “Peasant blacksmithing in Indonesia: surviving against all odds”. In this respect Dunham remained within the mainstream of her discipline. Anthropology broke into popular awareness with Margaret Mead’s long-discredited Coming of Age in Samoa (1928), which offered a falsified ideal of sexual liberation in the South Pacific as an alternative to the supposedly repressive West. Mead’s work was one of the founding documents of the sexual revolution of the 1960s, and anthropology faculties stood at the left-wing fringe of American universities.

    In the Global South, anthropologists went into the field and took matters a step further. Peru’s brutal Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) guerilla movement was the brainchild of the anthropologist

    pg 2
    http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Front_Page/JB26Aa02.html

  123. CBS: COVERING BUTTS SELECTIVELY

    biggovernment.com/amarcus/2011/04/20/confirmed-cbs-editors-refuse-to-release-full-audio-of-obama-hot-mic-recording/

    CONFIRMED: CBS Editors Refuse to Release Full Audio of Obama Hot Mic Recording!
    ==============================

    by Andrew Marcus
    Last weekend, His Presidency Barack Obama was captured making potentially offensive comments to a group of big money donors who had paid large sums of money for special access to His Presidency.

    We observed that CBS only released “selectively edited” moments from the raw tape.

    (this is a hypertext link to bigjournalism.com/amarcus/2011/04/18/media-doesnt-ask-for-obamas-full-hot-mic-remarks-heavily-edited-video-available-only/)

    We know how much the mainstream media values complete and full disclosure of recordings of this nature, so we found it curious, to say the least, that there was not one drop of intellectual curiosity from these guardians of media purity regarding the content of the full recording.

    Maybe CBS’s motive has nothing to do with protecting His Presidency from potential embarrassment. Perhaps, like Nixon before them, CBS accidentally erased the portions of the recording that they have not released. Anything is possible, right?

    Alas, no. John Romano, Publisher of the blog “Yes, But, However!” has confirmed with CBS’s Mark Knoller (via Twitter) that CBS has decided that they are not going to release the complete recording.

    @markknoller Why haven’t you released all of the audio of President Obama’s “donor meeting”? If you have please link?

    @markknoller This is my third request. Why will you not release the full audio of Obama’s donor conversation?

    @yesbuthowever My editors decided against it.

    People can speculate as to what their motive is, but we suspect that they do not want to jeopardize their White House access leading into campaign season by being the ones to release the audio of His Presidency referring to Americans as “slugs.”

  124. basil9
    April 20th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    Shadowfax,

    I KNOW! that’s why I included the warning! Can you friggin BELIEVE the trash???????????

    ———
    Is this the crap book everyone talks about being so Hemmingway/genius…or is it another book?

    This stuff sounds like it’s written by perv to me…

    “Oh, oh…………oh, Fabio!” she screamed, as he……….

    Gack!

  125. Ooooh, can’t miss.

    Obama LIVE Facebook Town Hall event!

    Another speech! With technology!

    Okay, it’s a town hall, so he’ll pretend to listen.

    Paid Stooge #3: “Mr. President, can you repeat why you are so wonderful?”

    Obama: “I’m glad you asked that question”.

    Can’t wait to update my facebook, tweet, and donate to the Obama campaign in $199 units. WTF! (win the future).

    &&&&&
    Heh, heh. Rot in hell.

  126. She met the camera head-on, dressed in hand-loomed textile dyed indigo, a silver earring half-hidden in the cascading curtain of her dark hair. She carried her chin a few degrees higher than most.

    ——–
    Who writes like this, besides an author of Fabio type romance novels……

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

    Ayers? 😉

  127. She met the camera head-on, dressed in hand-loomed textile dyed indigo, a silver earring half-hidden in the cascading curtain of her dark hair. She carried her chin a few degrees higher than most.

    ………………………….

    Jesus, this is such shitty writing, who falls for that crap.

  128. Yes, it’s objective based on Stanley’s anthropological background- If you notice, the Fabio version is not in dispute with the analytical assessment I posted.

  129. rgb44hrc
    April 20th, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    Reading drudge this am- said: less than 1% had signed up for the Town Hall
    roundtable. You know what that means- Imports!

    Obama will be busing in a hand picked pd to participate audience.

  130. Shadow-

    The Fabio story of Obama’s mother may have arrived now as a maneuver to pre-empt the Corsi book threating to be a real block-buster topping the sales charts.

    I haven’t cked out the NYT BSL yet… going to ck now-

  131. Jesus, this is such shitty writing, who falls for that crap.

    😆 Seriously, what idiots think this is brilliant and not

    psychoFabio?

  132. ohanson
    April 20th, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Thank you for posting that.

    votermom
    April 20th, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Yes, these are some sick sick people.

  133. if its real, its real oedipus, that was one fucked up relationship, i think. Could explain the love and hate aspects.

  134. “Michelle Bachman is an idiot. She now says the matter of the birth certificate is “settled” because George Stephanopoulos showed her Obama’s Certificate of Live Birth. She does not know what she is talking about. Idiot. ”

    Agreed. What an idiot considering she was on Fox just an hour or so later saying Waffles should release his BC. In my opinion, her support will not last after making such an ignorant statement. Hell, I should just print up a degree from Harvard and say, see I graduated from Harvard because I have a piece of paper that says so. Bachmann, an idiot, and she just revealed it with that bit on little Georgie’ show.

    Palin and Trump seem to the be only ones who will “fight like a girl!”.

  135. is Corsi’s book out? I’m ordering a couple and sending one to the library.

    The fact that it even reaches the top 5 is a major deal, most importantly people in the military must be more openly questioning it, by refusing orders.

  136. It still beggars belief that we have a President that refuses to confirm his birth details and no one is forcing the fucker to do it. They are all scared shitless.

  137. tim
    April 20th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    is Corsi’s book out?
    __________________

    The book is coming out on May 19th. Advance orders have it in 2nd place.

    I have a feeling the book is going to be a huge embarrassment to Obama. So much so, he’ll have trouble seeing the crowds he’s accustomed to on the trail unless, they are pd to attend?

  138. moon-

    “They are all scared shitless.”
    __________________

    Trump made a kool move, thinking fast on his feet and attaching the BC to releasing his financials.

  139. I meant to say if the book even reaches and stays in the top 5, it will garner so much attention, that it will also reach the ranks of the US military, and there will inevitabely be military personnel who will demand proof from their CIC to prove he is consitutionally legit or they will refuse orders and go to jail, I think one air force colonel already has.

  140. #
    Shadowfax
    April 20th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Jesus, this is such shitty writing, who falls for that crap.

    😆 Seriously, what idiots think this is brilliant and not

    psychoFabio?
    ____________________

    The writing of the book had to be engineered long before Trump got involved. They chose a romance novel type theme to soften the hard anthropological edges of what Stanley Dunham is really all about.

    All the planning they did falls flat since Trump entered the ring-

  141. I am praying that Hillary still believes in a Jewish state.

    ——————–

    Wednesday, April 20, 2011

    Are the United States and Europe Seeking Israel’s Demise?

    The Los Angeles Times reports that the Quartet (the U.S, European Union, Russia and the UN) has said it may formally recognize a Palestinian state if peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians are not renewed.

    This may be a dumb question, but how can there be negotiations between the two sides when one side has been told that it will get everything it wants if the negotiations break down? What incentive do the Palestinians have to compromise (the essence of negotiation) if they will ultimately get everything they want anyway?

    The answer: they don’t. The announcement is a veiled way of telling Israel: to hell with you, you either do what we say…or you do what we say. Israel must accept a Palestinian state, based on the 1967 borders with its capital in East Jerusalem.

    There are contradictory reports as to whether Washington endorses this Quartet initiative. AFP reports:

    The United States again Tuesday rejected Palestinian plans to seek recognition for an independent state unilaterally from the United Nations without reaching a peace accord with Israel.

    “We don’t believe it’s a good idea, we don’t believe it’s helpful,” said U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner.

    But the Los Angleles Times suggests that America is on board with the rest of the Quartet:

    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton signaled last week that international patience over the stalled peace process was growing thin and that the recent Arab world unrest made a resolution of the conflict more pressing. She promised “active American leadership” and a reinvigorated U.S. approach that would be announced in coming weeks.

    “The status quo between Palestinians and Israelis is no more sustainable than the political systems that have crumbled in recent months,” Clinton told an audience at the U.S.-Islamic World Forum in Washington. Some viewed the statement as a signal to Netanyahu to move quickly with his own plan.

    And what would this Palestinian state be like? Peaceful and democratic? Well, what incentive would such a state have to curb violence given its unconditional international backing? Far more likely, the new Palestinian state would be quickly overrun by Hamas, which would use its newly gained territory to launch rockets at Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and every other part of Israel.

    Surely the Quartet must realize they are setting up conditions for an anarchic, failed radical Islamist state on a weakened Israel’s borders? What could be their motivation for that?

    Could it be they’ve decided it’s time for the state of Israel to come to an end?

    http://www.worldjewishdaily.com/america-demise.php

  142. Everybody that I know and work with is voting for Trump….they of coarse want to know his religion….so he better get one soooon!

  143. Trump is showing the way to fight the Chicago way. Don’t back down. If the “blatherskites” ask for your tax returns, ask for the birth certificate. If the “blatherskites” defend Obama tell them “George, they’ve co-opted you.” Then there is the Al Sharpton reverse racist card. The “blatherskites” will shout “Al Sharpton” in the same way that Obama Dimocrats shout “racists” – to shut you up – but don’t you let them shut you up.—Admin/
    ——————————
    Spot on. Why give any ground to the Obama shills in big media. Shove their faces in their own shit. Donald rolled over Georgie boy Step and fetch it–former aid then later betrayer of the Clintons. Here is a tribute to Boy George–The Chameleon. (Skip the ad)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmcA9LIIXWw

  144. Here is a clear exposition of why the Fraud is unfit to live in White House

    Dr Kate’s Letter to Donald Trump

    Mr. Donald J. Trump
    The Trump Organization 725 5th Ave.
    New York, NY 10022

    Subject: Natural Born Citizen
    We write with urgency regarding the “natural born citizen” requirement for the office of the President and Commander in Chief of the United States of America. The need to see a forensically authenticated ‘birth certificate’ is just one part of the natural born citizen clause, namely geography. The other necessary part of ‘natural born citizenship’ is the citizenship of both parents—who must be citizens of the United States at the time of a child’s birth. Being born in the United States is a necessary but not sufficient condition for natural born citizenship.

    While a large part of the discussion of the constitutional eligibility of Mr. Obama is focused on birth place , or geographic location, the other necessary element of natural born citizenship– the U.S. citizenship of both parents –is also required to be constitutionally eligible. In reality, there are two tests for a natural born citizen: a geographic location test, and a parental citizenship test.

    This is important to understand because national security is the ultimate goal of the requirement that the President be a natural born citizen. Not merely a citizen, but a natural born citizen. As articulated in Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 of the Constitution:

    No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States.

    The two highlighted phrases appear only once in the U.S. Constitution, and are intended only for the President, and by extension Vice President. Historical research reveals that these words were chosen with intent and specificity.

    National Security , Natural Born Citizen, Allegiance

    The terms “natural born Citizen”, and “Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution” were used by the Framers as a national security safeguard to ensure that the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces would have sole, singular allegiance to the United States.

    That the Article II requirements for the President were aimed specifically at national security is revealed in a statement by John Jay to George Washington as the contents of Article II were drafted:

    “Permit me to hint, whether it would be wise and seasonable to provide a strong check to the admission of Foreigners into the administration of our national Government; and to declare expressly that the Commander in Chief of the American army shall not be given to nor devolve on, any but a natural born Citizen.”

    A natural born citizen is a person born of citizen parents owing no allegiance to foreign countries and born in the United States or its territories. A natural born citizen owes his allegiance solely to the United States. No act of law can convey natural born citizenship.

    A natural born citizen is not the same as an English common law citizen. A natural born citizen owes allegiance only to the people of the United States through the Constitution; an English common-law citizen is a subject who owes allegiance to an individual.

    The principle of natural born citizenship is derived from the Founder’s use of and reference to nature’s law and the Law of Nations in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Absent a Constitutional Amendment or a Supreme Court definition of natural born citizen, the Constitution’s definition must stand.

    Thus, the question of birth place may not be separated from citizenship of the parents.

    Verifying Natural Born Citizenship

    While the question of ‘where’s the birth certificate?’ is valid and has now broken into the ‘mainstream’, the proper, complete question—a demand really—should be ‘verify Natural Born Citizenship!’. This means not only the production of a forensically authenticated long-form Hawaiian Birth Certificate, but also the necessary forensically examined evidence to verify his ‘life story’ as discussed in his book ‘Dreams From My Father’.

    Because Mr. Obama has hidden all his records there is no way to verify Obama’s natural born citizenship—either the geographic location of his birth place or the true identity and citizenship of his parents.

    If his autobiography is true, then Mr. Obama’s life story immediately disqualifies him under Article II of the Constitution, and he fails the parental citizenship test because his father, Barack Obama, was never an American citizen. If his hidden birth certificate proves he was born outside the United States, he also fails the geography test. If he can prove he was born in Hawaii, and his life story is true, then he is simply an American citizen, not a natural born American citizen.

    Congress, the Parties, the Courts, and Mr. Obama Fail the Constitution

    The failure to verify the natural born citizenship status of Mr. Obama lies first with Obama himself. Without any evidence to the contrary, Mr. Obama knowingly evaded the constitutional eligibility requirements of the Constitution. He did so with the apparent knowledge of the leadership and members of the Democrat and Republican parties, the media, the State of Hawaii, political advisors, and other members of his cabinet and inner circle.

    To avoid the meaning of ‘natural born citizen, the discussion of the Obama campaign, the media, the pundits, and nearly all of the Congress, was diverted away from natural born citizen to simply birth place (geographic criterion), that is, the birth certificate. This allowed Mr. Obama, and everyone else, to claim that an electronic version of a certification of live birth (COLB) was a valid, authentic “birth certificate and to not grasp the import of Mr. Obama’s autobiography where he admits his Kenyan father was never an American citizen. Mr. Obama knowingly deceived the American public by placing his name on the ballot in every state.

    Congress is required by the Twentieth Amendment to certify the President’s constitutional eligibility through a joint session of Congress in early January of the year the President-elect is sworn into office. The Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate are required to ensure that any and all objections are raised and addressed before certifying that the President elect is constitutionally eligible for the office. If for any reason the President elect is not verified, the Twentieth Amendment provides a procedure for filling the vacancy until the President elect qualifies or a new President is elected.

    The Congress, led by the House Speaker and President of the Senate, failed America’s national security and the American people by failing to certify Mr. Obama’s constitutional eligibility. In doing so, they have failed to uphold their oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution.

    Constitutional Remedies

    The Constitutional remedies available to resolve this problem begin with the full disclosure of information by Barack Obama. Such information would enable the verification of the natural born citizen status of Barack Obama and thus his constitutional eligibility. The release and examination of information, and findings based thereon, would finally put to rest any speculation.

    The two basic components of information needed from Barack Obama in order to ascertain whether he is a natural born citizen are:

    1. Verification of Barack Obama’s birth place in Hawaii, USA, to meet the geographic criterion of natural born citizenship. A forensically verified authentic long form birth certificate showing the name Barack Obama, and indicating birth place, parents, doctor’s signatures, and hospital/midwife/witnesses is the basic prima facie evidence of birth in the United States.
    2. Verification that Barack Obama’s life story as told in his autobiography “Dreams from My Father” is true and correct, particularly the identity and citizenship of his parents.

    If Mr. Obama makes this information available for forensic analysis, and if it verifies both of these elements, Mr. Obama is an American citizen but not a natural born citizen because of his father’s citizenship, and is not eligible to hold the office of the President. But simply verifying his birth in Hawaii does not make him a natural born citizen, hence the birth certificate (proof of birth in the U.S.) is only one aspect of natural born citizenship.

    A President that cannot, and did not initially qualify as an Article II natural born citizen, must step down or may be removed from office immediately under the Twentieth Amendment. Mr. Obama is ‘disabled’ under the Twenty Fifth Amendment and could be removed from office by the Cabinet and/or Congress. A process for transitioning the government to a constitutionally qualified President is provided in the Twentieth Amendment.

    We urge you to study this letter and referenced material so as to address the full meaning of the Constitutional requirement for the Presidency embodied in Article II.

    No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States.

    Thank you for your honesty and courage in raising this issue on behalf of our Nation.

    http://drkatesview.wordpress.com/2011/04/19/we-write-with-urgency/#more-5944

  145. Michelle Bachman is an idiot. She now says the matter of the birth certificate is “settled” because George Stephanopoulos showed her Obama’s Certificate of Live Birth. She does not know what she is talking about. Idiot
    ———————–
    This is the second time I have had cause to doubt her bona fides. I think she is a party insider–which is not at all what she pretends to be. If that is the case, then it could well be that she was given the nod so she could neutralize Sarah who is a true outsider. I no longer trust Bachman for that reason.

  146. Mrs. Smith

    They chose a romance novel type theme to soften the hard anthropological edges of what Stanley Dunham is really all about.

    ———–
    I only read a little of this piece of crap, by Barry.

    But, this anthropological spin is in at Universities these days. I think it is a bunch of baloney.

  147. confloyd
    April 20th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Everybody that I know and work with is voting for Trump….they of coarse want to know his religion….so he better get one soooon!
    ———-

    Trump said he is a Protestant, I think he said a Presbyterian. I think the interview was on Hannity a couple of nights ago, anyone else remember where it was?

  148. Admin and the rest of us could right a book on all the reason’s Barry doesn’t deserve to be President.

  149. Bachmann is a joke.. with her phony and unsure smile (I have to look nice for the camera look) and her deer in the headlights eyes and all that stupid nervous stuttering answers, very irritating candidate. I don’t know why people like her and Pawlenty bother but I will go along with your theory.

  150. Yup, Confloyd….here ya go for your coworkers:

    Donald Trump highlighted his religion in an interview with the Christian Broadcast Network, declaring “I am Christian” and saying he stores away Bibles he gets sent from fans.

    “I believe in God. I am Christian. I think The Bible is certainly, it is THE book,’ Trump told CBN’s David Brody.

    “It is the thing. I was raised and I gave you a picture just now and perhaps you’ll use that picture I found it from a long time ago. First Presbyterian Church in Jamaica Queens is where I went to church,” he said. “I’m a Protestant, I’m a Presbyterian. And you know I’ve had a good relationship with the church over the years. I think religion is a wonderful thing. I think my religion is a wonderful religion.”

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0411/52942.html

  151. JanH
    April 20th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    I am praying that Hillary still believes in a Jewish state.
    ___________________-

    Your prayers have already been answered. Don’t forget about who her SIL is and who her in-laws are… yes?
    ___________________

    Shadowfax:

    The article I posted upthread (see time stamp below) is a true account profiling MO and SD.

    Mrs. Smith
    April 20th, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    I bookmarked this article 3 yrs ago. The article is an accurate assessment of Obama’s mother AND Michelle by an author written in an objective manner… read on-

    For sure he’s not selling margerine!

    Obama’s Women Reveal His Secrets

    By Spengler

  152. I saw that Bachmann interview again, and its almost like she’s an insider trying hard not to look like one. She does not want to offend little Georgie asking basic questions, “George, that’s a nice document, but still doesn’t answer the question why he is spending 2 million + to not show that document?”

    So far, I only see Palin or Trump fighting like a girl!

    I just heard on Hannity that Waffles is now saying coal creates asthma, one of my nieces has asthma, what a load of crock! And a new low for the new party of the left, they are now going after Ryan’s father’s death.

  153. Trump’s mother was a naturalized citizen from Scotland so he was raised Presbyterian. My maternal grandfather was also a Presbyterian born in Scotland who immigrated with his parents as a toddler.

  154. democrat1
    April 20th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Here is a clear exposition of why the Fraud is unfit to live in White House

    Dr Kate’s Letter to Donald Trump
    __________________

    Excellent summary laying the puzzle pieces out end to end. Then you have the glitch that stole (Christmas) the 2008 Election laid bare with all the details.

    Thanks for posting Dr Kate’s letter-

  155. She now says the matter of the birth certificate is “settled” because George Stephanopoulos showed her Obama’s Certificate of Live Birth. She does not know what she is talking about. Idiot. ”

    Agreed. What an idiot considering she was on Fox just an hour or so later saying Waffles should release his BC.

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

    Live? Taped? Which statement actually came last?

  156. There are articles all over the internet marginalizing the constitutional eligibility requirement. It is sickening.

    Where is the outrage? Kids today, and most of their parents know very little of the constitution and the reasons behind it. One could say the dumbing down of our schools, another may be the incredible influx of illegals in this country which have no knowledge, no history and no commitment to something that limits them and they have no interest in. Hell, in southern CA they still support the Mexican National soccer team over the US. I think we can surmise where their true allegiance is.

  157. Mrs. Smith..

    Everything is fantastic for me…LOL! For once in my life I have no complaints for the exception of the slowness of this weight loss…LOL!

    Been looking at deck shoes!

  158. He describes his mother in such derogatory terms and she actually is pretty and has a pretty figure. Maybe he was having an Oedipus complex as she was very young.

    Jesus, look what he ended up with. I was sent the usual round of pictures that show MO in her usual awful dress choices…many from the back. Holy Jesus, I don”t know if you have seen them. I usually don’t comment on the visual, have my own issues, but let me just say, that girl has a lot of nerve to come out telling people what to eat!

  159. Glad to know he’s a Christian….I didn’t know and I will tell them.

    I could care less if he’s a Christian…I want a fighter for American’s….not just the religious ones but all of us…

    I am tired of the idiots that have been in charge for the last two terms….after Bill Clinton…all others are a let down.

  160. #
    confloyd
    April 20th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Mrs. Smith..

    Everything is fantastic for me…LOL! For once in my life I have no complaints for the exception of the slowness of this weight loss…LOL!

    Been looking at deck shoes!
    __________________

    Awesome! How much have you lost now?

    If you are looking for deck shoes, get ‘Topsiders’. We carried them at our Ship’s Store at our marina- They wear like iron and take the abuse.

    Captains are pissy about heel marks on their deck- 🙂

  161. Oh Lord, is anyone watching Greta. What a PO$ Rove is, he is attacking Trump harder than he ever Waffles.
    “Trump was pro-abortion then against it, in Trump’s book Trump was for universal healthcare, then against it”

    Gee, a flip-flopper, sounds like Romney.

  162. I agree that Michelle Bachmann fell into a trap that made her look uninformed, but I won’t go so far as to call her stupid. Her comment was definitely stupid, though. She is going to have to backpedal quickly.

  163. HotAir on idiot Michelle Bachman:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2011/04/20/michele-bachmann-obamas-certification-of-live-birth-is-good-enough-for-me/

    Even a RINO candy-ass non-Birther like me is well enough acquainted with the nuts and bolts of the issue to know that Stephanopoulos doesn’t have his “birth certificate” in hand there. He has the Certification of Live Birth, the same document produced by The One’s campaign three years ago showing that he was born in Hawaii, which is based on information in the long-form birth certificate but isn’t the same thing. The actual long-form birth certificate is still under lock and key at the Hawaii health department; it does exist, according to a former department chief who says she’s seen it, and it does authenticate Obama’s birth in Hawaii, but neither Steph nor anyone else will get a copy until The One requests one and hands it out. Maybe Stephanopoulos knows that and is being coy by offering the COLB to Bachmann to see how she’d react, or maybe he hasn’t done his homework and genuinely thinks this is the secret document about which Birthers have been obsessing.

    More interesting, though, is Bachmann’s reply: Either she’s so eager to be done with this issue that she’s willing to play along with Steph’s ignorance to lay it to rest, or she herself is so disinterested in Birtherism that she hasn’t bothered to learn the distinction between the long-form certificate and the COLB. Based on what she told Fox last week, I think it’s the latter. It sounds like she’s willing to play ball when asked about this, since some people take it seriously enough to keep posing the question, but she’d obviously rather talk about ObamaCare and the debt crisis. So she gives the constitutional answer — yes, let’s all check the natural-born box by producing our birth certificates — but she’s not so invested in the issue as to be a stickler about which “certificates” qualify. A mild surprise given her status as a hero of the base, which is where most Birthers seem to reside, but also proof that she’d rather focus on fiscal issues than question The One’s legitimacy.

  164. “which is where most Birthers seem to reside,”

    I find this such an amusing phrase. I didn’t realise new independents like me who just want the truth are now considered right-wing extremes.

  165. The little dough boy is praising Romney, Pawlenty, and Haley Babour while hitting Trump with both barrels on GRETA. He really is a slimey like ask-h-o-l-e, isn’t he.

    Ol’ Karl is one dangerous little man that’s for sure.

  166. “Either she’s so eager to be done with this issue that she’s willing to play along with Steph’s ignorance to lay it to rest, or she herself is so disinterested in Birtherism that she hasn’t bothered to learn the distinction between the long-form certificate and the COLB.”

    I don’t think its either, when you listen to her Fox news interview, she explicitly says the person who can resolve this is Waffles by getting that long form BC released, yet she goes on little Georgie’s show and drops the entire thing because he shows her a piece of paper, almost like, please don’t make fun of me if I agree with you.

    I’ll agree with noobama, she’s not stupid, but she is an opportunitist, at least that is how she looks to me. If you can be swayed that quickly and easily, then the core of your beliefs wasn’t that strong to begin with.

  167. tim
    April 20th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Oh Lord, is anyone watching Greta. What a PO$ Rove is, he is attacking Trump harder than he ever Waffles.
    “Trump was pro-abortion then against it, in Trump’s book Trump was for universal healthcare, then against it”

    Gee, a flip-flopper, sounds like Romney.
    ———–
    Yup, Rove is really attacking Trump.

    I am disappointed that Greta seems to be falling for Rove’s bullcrap.

  168. Yup, Rove is really attacking Trump.

    I am disappointed that Greta seems to be falling for Rove’s bullcrap.
    *****

    They all are

  169. Please specify when you use the term birther whether you mean those who believe O was not born in the US or whether you are also including those who want to see his bc (as well as his other documents). I think the term birther is designed to imply it’s only those who believe he was not born here, narrowing the focus and leaving those called birthers open to ridicule. And totally ignoring those who want some documentation that his sis who he says he is. Either one can be both repubs, dems and indies.

  170. BigCat

    The left has attached the ugly term ‘birther’ to anyone that questions Barry and all his BC issues.

  171. Tim, I went to the Wonkette website two different times today to read the article about Trig Palin that you posted earlier. I wrote a comment earlier that said “The only thing retarded is this website”. That comment, plus an additional 260+ commenta have been removed. I have since added another comment. I wonder how long that one will last there. Some are now going after the site’s advertisers, and I think it is working because some of the adds are gone.

  172. Mrs.Smith,

    Thanks I had no idea about deck shoes…I’ll look!
    I still stuck at 63 lbs…but I’ve been in Sugarland without my treadmill for a week….so I didn’t get much exercise….
    We are going to get one for the Sugarland house soon…as I can’t be without my treadmill very long if I want to have this weight off before the voyage…LOL!

  173. Donald wants your questions on Twitter

    Donald J. Trump
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  174. I just don’t get Rove…attacking Trump…Rove’s is the one who put Obama in the WH and I am seeing this more and more…they were so afraid of Hillary and now they are afraid of Trump.

    I did hear Gingrich say that if an American President lies ( BC ) he needs to get impeached…and go to jail and so should his wife (Hillary). I can’t stand Rove.

  175. Yup, Rove is really attacking Trump.

    I am disappointed that Greta seems to be falling for Rove’s bullcrap.
    *****

    They all are

    ————–
    They are desperate. He is destroying Obama, and showing how weak and inadequate the Republicans are. I believe Trump is enjoying himself, and he is a counter puncher. If he decides to start taking Rove apart, then the fat man may fall. You see Rove and others were planning to try to rehabilitate Bush, and Trump is keeping the memory of his failed presidency alive even as he attacks Obama. Thinking people in this country realize how corrupt both parties are and want no part of either one of them. Trump has tapped into that, and the establishment republicans are running scared just like the democrats are. They are in pare delicto, and most people know it.

  176. It is so funny. The media is as obsessed with Donald’s celebrity and bravado, as they are with repudiating him. As a result, he has eclipsed all the mainstream Republican candidates. That is the other part of Rove’s problem–his candidates all look like timid back benchers by comparison.

    I was listening to Erickson tonight in Atlanta (Red State Blog) and he was saying that in his opinion, none of the Republicans who ran for president in 2012 should run in 2012. That means Romney. He pointed out that Sarah did not run for President, so he supports her running. Red State is a conservative site, and is one of the most effective attackers of establishment Republicans and Obama.

  177. The little dough boy is praising Romney, Pawlenty, and Haley Babour
    —————————————–
    They will get four votes at most.

  178. when you listen to her Fox news interview, she explicitly says the person who can resolve this is Waffles by getting that long form BC released, yet she goes on little Georgie’s show and drops the entire thing because he shows her a piece of paper

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

    AGain, which show was taped first? If she’s really nervous, she might have mistaken George’s short form for a long form, not knowing what they really looked like.

  179. The left has attached the ugly term ‘birther’ to anyone that questions Barry and all his BC issues.
    ********************
    And we shouldn’t perpetuate the term here was my point.

  180. Oops I hit Submit before I finished my comment. If we use the term birther we are also implying that there is no validity to the idea of wanting to see the bc to find out what else is on it, not just because he may not have been born in the US.

  181. #
    admin
    April 20th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    The Corsi book is now at #1 on Amazon.
    ___________________________

    haha- Next thing will be a 2nd printing! 😆

  182. Stephanopoulos: Last night you were on Fox News suggesting the president should come forward with his birth certificate as well –

    Bachmann: Well, what I have said about that is, I was asked a question about that and Republicans are constantly asked to vouch for the authenticity of the birth certificate. The only one who can is the clerk of court in the county where someone is born and that’s where people should go. Don’t ask Republicans, go ask the clerk of court.

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

    Ok, that should clear up the chronology of her statements. First she wanted it released, then Steph faked her out with a COLB, which she accepted.

  183. Today is our anniversary. Four years and still kicking.

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

    Direct object missing. “Still kicking [you know what].” And bravo for you, forever!

  184. wbboei
    April 20th, 2011 at 10:42 pm
    Yup, Rove is really attacking Trump.

    I am disappointed that Greta seems to be falling for Rove’s bullcrap.
    *****

    They all are

    ————–
    They are desperate. He is destroying Obama, and showing how weak and inadequate the Republicans are. I believe Trump is enjoying himself, and he is a counter puncher. If he decides to start taking Rove apart, then the fat man may fall. You see Rove and others were planning to try to rehabilitate Bush, and Trump is keeping the memory of his failed presidency alive even as he attacks Obama. Thinking people in this country realize how corrupt both parties are and want no part of either one of them. Trump has tapped into that, and the establishment republicans are running scared just like the democrats are. They are in pare delicto, and most people know it.
    ************************************************************************

    the ‘groupthink’ of the establishment repubs has been established at Fox…the only one I hear rebeling is Hannity…and Hannity always qualifies that he is not committed but he likes T’s fight…

    I heard a few minutes of the Rove attack and turned to Bravo for Top Chef…imho, who cares what Rove has to say…he is so yesterday…he is the past…

    Donald if you are reading us here at Big Pink…just verbally dismiss Rove as ‘the old way’ ‘yesterday’ ‘the failed past’…the tea party came into existence as a backlash to Bush…they were/are freaked out by what Bush did…

    …the PUMAS came into existence because of what the dems did to the democratic party and Hillary…

    …there are so many people that no longer live by loyalty to a political label and they hear what T is saying and simply like all the BS T is cutting through…he is daring to say things…including what he is saying about China, the oil, the USA paying for everything while we are going broke, etc, etc, etc…T is forecefully saying things that none of the other compromised politicians from BOTH parties will dare to say…basically the candidates from both parties are the status quo…

    T has the opportunity and the chance to break through all of it…and the establishment politicians are terrified that their little secure and profitable perches might get nicked or disturbed if the status quo is disrupted…or with T’s impatience…demolished…the corporate alliance that supports both parties might catch a beating…and be completely exposed for what it is…and has become…

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

  185. If we use the term birther we are also implying that there is no validity to the idea of wanting to see the bc to find out what else is on it, not just because he may not have been born in the US.

    ———————-

    Right on all points!

    It’s the usual bot style. If someone diaagrees with Obamacare, they must be racist! If someone wants to find out what Obama is trying to hide — they must think he was born in Kenya. Don’t recognize a reasonable concern.

  186. confloyd, keep it up!! I have totally given up oil (well, I get some like less than 10% of DV with my cereal, snack and such) and I have seen a marked difference in the last two weeks, almost 3 lbs loss — cutting down fat is key. Lots of veggies and I also let my husband cook a lot more and you can’t eat too much of what he makes, 🙂

  187. There is a ridiculous video of Andrea Mitchell on NQ where she and another reporter are going after Trump. Obuma was never subjected to that kind of scrutiny and it is ludicrous to see them frothing in the mouth at the prospect of vetting Trump.

  188. just had this thought…Donald Trump is like the embodiment of many of us that have been asking ‘WTF? is going on with our country? everything is going downhill…

    …and the status quo…O, the dim party, Rove and his establishment repub buddies and so called possible presidential candidates are saying to T:

    “….shhhhhh….shhhhh….you are not supposed to say that…don’t say that…”they” are not supposed to know about that…we can’t have “them’ connecting the dots…
    …don’t mess things up…we have got this worked out…don’t blow it for us”

    …and T just comes back with “WTF?”

    of course, “we” are the “they”…that the status quo wants to continue to bambozzle, brainwash and control…and steal our taxes, paychecks, homes, jobs, etc…while they are at it…

  189. Now is the time for Trump to look the fat man (Rove) in the eye and say this:

    Karl, you have a right to your opinion, even when it is wrong. But spare me your threats Karl. They do not become you–lard ass.

    The truth is, Karl, I am not here to please you or the fat-cats you
    represent.

    Frankly, Karl, you and your cabal have had it your way for too damned long. And you need to know there is a new sheriff in town, Karl.

    I am here for the rest of the people–those who do not have lobbyist to corrupt the system, tons of money and k street law firms to defend them when they overreach like you did in the Scooter Libby affair.

    So as Patton said, lead, follow or get out of the way Karl. The earth is moving now, and if you stand where you are, you will get hit with a tsunami sooner or later Karl.

    The thought of you as a beached whale brings tears to my eyes, Karl.

  190. confloyd-

    I have a twitter account.

    Where are you on Twitter?

    Found several posters Tweeting me from DU and Capital Hill looking for me..

    Gave them Pink’s address- should be a ton of newbies coming here soon.

  191. Mrs. Smith,
    I have a twitter acct., but I have never used it….really don’t know how….But it should be good for getting the word out…
    I hope they force this BC issue…this has been sealed off by the press and Obama way too long…

    Everyone I know is looking a Trump….he’s saying all the right things…and now so is Sarah…people want someone to go after all the lies of the establishment rethugs and Obama….

    I can’t understand how the press can go after Trump and give Obama a “free pass”. It’s unimaginable…what does he own the news or what?

  192. Mrs. Smith
    April 21st, 2011 at 12:10 am
    Norma Desmond-

    Just signed up with Twitter-

    I invited DT here- gave him Pink’s web address!
    ——————-
    Good job as usual Mrs. Smith. You are ahead of the power curve. As you may recall, I sent Admin’s analysis on how to defeat Obama to the McCain campaign prior to the third debate (the only one he won) with full accreditation. After he won that debate, the head of the campaign sent me back a note through a former Secretary of the Navy thanking me for this excellent analysis and saying that those insights helped John win that debate. From that point forward the campaign, (which had refused to accept anything I sent them before, and would not meet with me and the PUMAS in Seattle with whom I was associated) asked me to send them everything I had. But of all the things I sent them, they liked Admin’s insights the best because they were so effective against Obama. Likewise, I am quite certain that Donald and his people will be interested and grateful for Admin’s work.

  193. Tim,

    With regards to your Wonkette link, the writer of that article actually apologized for calling Trig Palin “retarded”.

    Greatest Living American: A Children’s Treasury of Trig Crap On His Birthday

    UPDATE: I regret this post and using the word “retarded” in a reference to Sarah Palin’s child. It’s not nice, and is not necessary, but I take responsibility for writing it. For those who came and are offended by this post: I’m sorry, of course. But I stand by my criticism of Sarah Palin using her child as a political prop.

    –Jack Stuef

  194. confloyd-

    google Twitter and register- they send a conf to your e-mail-
    and your in..
    let me know your moniker on Twitter and I will look for you.

  195. Mrs. Smith
    April 21st, 2011 at 12:10 am

    Norma Desmond-

    Just signed up with Twitter-

    I invited DT here- gave him Pink’s web address!
    ————

    Heh Mrs. S.
    I invited him to this blog yesterday on another site, (I think it was the draft Donald site), explained who we are and that many of us are behind his taking on the party elites and the Media.

    When Donald declares his candidacy, and opens his own website, we can send the stuff no media would report on about the Primary and other goodies we discovered.

  196. Additionall, here is what the Daily Caller wrote about the article on Wonkette. Notice how going after advertisers has an effect, and I believe that is the primary reason for the apology, however lame it was.

    Wonkette stoops to new low, mocks Trig Palin for mental disability

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/04/20/wonkette-stoops-to-new-low-mocks-trig-palin-for-mental-disability/#ixzz1K858oSU1
    The satirical, left-leaning blog Wonkette seems to have gone too far in a recent post titled, ”Greatest Living American: A Children’s Treasury of Trig Crap On His Birthday.”

    The post, written by Jack Stuef, contains numerous off-color “jokes” about Sarah Palin’s 3-year-old special needs son Trig Palin, and implies he may have been conceived as a result of incest.

    “What’s he dreaming about? Nothing. He’s retarded,” wrote Steuf.

    The piece also includes several Youtube clips of Trig which mock the child and his disability.

    Mediate columnist Tommy Christopher, the father of two special needs children himself, emailed Wonkette chief editor Ken Layne, requesting a comment on the post. Layne’s response was unapologetic: “On whose account are you requesting that Jack Stuef remove a post mocking Sarah Palin’s well-documented use of her special needs child as a political prop? Is this coming from Mediaite? Which editor?”

    Despite Wonkette’s lack of remorse for publishing the piece, some of the blog’s ad sponsors do not seem to find any humor in making fun of children with mental disabilities.

    Papa John’s, Vanguard, and Huggies all announced today that they will be dropping their advertisements from Wonkette.

    “Thank you for alerting us to this. We’ve taken step to make sure our advertising doesn’t appear on that site in the future,” tweeted Papa John’s Pizza’s corporate twitter account.

    Wonkette shot back at Papa John’s, tweeting, “We beat up on Sarah Palin’s craven use of her son as a POLITICAL PROP. Child protective services should take Trig away.”

    In another tweet, Wonkette called on consumers to boycott Papa John’s.

    However, later on in the day, Layne told Adweek, “Jack [Stuef] has been admonished and put on night probation until further notice. Anything involving Palin, I want to make it extra clear that *Palin* is the problem with America. Not her kids. Not her little kid, anyway.”

    Layne also sarcastically noted that giving Stuef comment deletion duties was fair punishment because “he gets to read all the Palin fans’ insane unmoderated comments calling him an asshole and threatening to kill him.”

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/04/20/wonkette-stoops-to-new-low-mocks-trig-palin-for-mental-disability/#ixzz1K84mJf2t

  197. Admin, my last comment at 12:39am is in moderation due to accidentally including two duplicated links in it. Would you please release it.

  198. Likewise, I am quite certain that Donald and his people will be interested and grateful for Admin’s work.
    _________________

    Everything DT wants to know is here in Pink’s archives.

    Last night, I read from April 19 07′ to the end of June…

    We were sooo naive then- BUT….

    We’ve Come a Long Way Baby! 🙂 Encore!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ke64670GkZ8

  199. Ok, so I just read the following…

    Obama’s Facebook Townhall crashes; conservative group claims credit

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/04/20/obamas-facebook-townhall-crashes-conservative-group-claims-credit/#ixzz1K86BTn17

    I am not all that sure that I like this type of thing since it could be used against any political party or politician. Let them have their discussions regardless of if you agree with them or not. Personally, I don’t listen to Øbama anyway, so it’s not like I was tuned in to his townhall anyway. Those who don’t want to listen to him, won’t.

  200. Heh Mrs. S.
    I invited him to this blog yesterday on another site,
    ________________________

    I invited him on Twitter for my virgin Tweet! 🙂
    ____________________

    Did you know the “Draft Hillary” website has been taken down?

  201. “Obama’s Facebook Townhall crashes; conservative group claims credit.”
    ________________

    No one showed up and the Obama Team crashed it themselves…

    Remember- “Never Let a Crisis Go to Waste?”

    It was a BIG embarressment to them so they CRASHED it themselves then pointed a finger at someone else. Ask yourself, where’s the outrage from Obama’s team?

  202. The Robin of Berkeley blog referenced “We Will Not Be Silenced” in her most recent blogpost for the American Thinker website, which was cross posted on her own blog.

  203. #
    nomobama
    April 21st, 2011 at 12:53 am

    The Robin of Berkeley blog referenced “We Will Not Be Silenced” in her most recent blogpost for the American Thinker website, which was cross posted on her own blog.
    ______________________

    nomobama- Pumas Unleashed is the Wallmart of dirty do-ins by Obama-

    The videos of ‘We will NOT be Silenced’ is there too (Top tab)!

  204. Mrs. Smith
    April 21st, 2011 at 12:47 am

    Heh Mrs. S.
    I invited him to this blog yesterday on another site,
    ________________________

    I invited him on Twitter for my virgin Tweet! 🙂
    ____________________

    Did you know the “Draft Hillary” website has been taken down?
    ———–

    Virgin tweet – POP! 😉

    It’s sad that so many Hillary supporters now think she won’t toss her hat in the 2012 ring at all.

    “No, no, no!” For some reason, that is the first time I thought she really was fed up with the idea.

    (sniff, sniff)

  205. #
    Shadowfax
    April 21st, 2011 at 1:01 am

    Mrs. Smith
    April 21st, 2011 at 12:47 am

    Heh Mrs. S.
    I invited him to this blog yesterday on another site,
    ________________________

    I invited him on Twitter for my virgin Tweet! 🙂
    ____________________

    Did you know the “Draft Hillary” website has been taken down?
    ———–

    Virgin tweet – POP! 😉

    It’s sad that so many Hillary supporters now think she won’t toss her hat in the 2012 ring at all.

    “No, no, no!” For some reason, that is the first time I thought she really was fed up with the idea.

    (sniff, sniff)
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    “Virgin tweet – POP! ;-)”

    I think it was more like a PING! 🙄
    ___________________________

    “It’s sad that so many Hillary supporters now think she won’t toss her hat in the 2012 ring at all.”

    It’s not over till it’s OVER!

    We shall see- 🙂

  206. Sometimes I think that Hillary needs to be protected from the progressive left. Although I would have like to see her as president, and still do for that matter, I would hate to see her attacked again like she was previously. Would she be able to respond in a way that is effective? I am not so sure that she did that the last time around, and I definitely want to see Øbama out of office in 2013. If Hillary was a street fighter, as Robin of Berkeley refers to Donald Trump, then I would say “Go for it, Hillary! Clobber the bum!”

  207. Mrs. S

    It’s not over till it’s OVER!

    We shall see- 🙂
    ———
    What is the very last date she can jump in? This summer?

  208. Mrs. Smith
    April 21st, 2011 at 12:57 am
    =========================

    It sure is!

    I mentioned Robin of Berkeley because she describes herself as a recovering liberal who is now pretty darn conservative, even going so far as to embracing Christianity even though she is a non-practicing Jew. The fact that she mentioned this in her article with a link no less, allows even conservatives to become familiar with what happened in 2008. She even indicated in her post about donating money to Hillary Clinton, although I am not too sure she would do that again.

  209. Nomobama

    Hillary’s a fighter, but more connected to the old Democratic Party that many of us hope will be reborn in the future.

    Not only does Trump have a fat wallet, but he is in a pitbull type of profession where he has had his way, for quite awhile, plus….he is not so beholdin’ to a political party. I think he wants to run as a Rethug, to get the primary and support, but if they turn on him, I could see him run as an Independent, if he thought he could win.

    I really wish that Hillary would run as an Independent until Nasty, Reid and Barry are kicked out, but I don’t think she ever would. Plus, Bill was President and a Dem, which is more of a pull for her to stay loyal to the party.

  210. Boy, this sentence came out all wack…let me try again.

    I really wish that Hillary would run as an Independent – BUT until Nasty, Reid and Barry are kicked out, I don’t think she ever would.

    Plus, Bill was President and a Dem, which is more of a pull for her to stay loyal to the party.

  211. In another tweet, Wonkette called on consumers to boycott Papa John’s.

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

    Now that’s something else to tell Wonkette’s remaining advertisers about. Not just an offensive entry, but an unprofessional reaction to complaints.

  212. turndownobama
    April 21st, 2011 at 1:32 am
    ======================

    I thought the same thing when I read his tweet about Papa John. That is probably the main reason why he has been put on night duty, or whatever his punishment was.

  213. Shadowfax
    April 21st, 2011 at 1:21 am
    ===========================

    I can’t deny that Hillary is a fighter. I witnessed what everyone else witnessed here. My concern was that her method of fighting was not as effective as someone like Donald Trump’s methods seem to be. Like Hillary, Donald has the media and his party against him, but still, he is hitting the Øbama administration hard, and effectively. Hillary was just a little too nice in that regard. I wished that she would have come out swinging like Donald has, but I also understand her predicament with the race card, and the possibility of turning off the black vote that she would have needed to win.

  214. From Twitter :

    Reporters forced to guess at how much Obama is taking in at fundraisers: neither his campaign nor DNC wlll disclose:

    Must’nt be good or Obama’s team would be trumpeting it from high heaven.

  215. Obama says It’s going to take more than one term for us to finish everything that we need to do.” At Obama re-election fundraiser tonight in SF,WH sr advisor David Plouffe says more will be asked of supporters now than in 2008.

    ……………………………………………

    Well you done fuck all to help in the first term, so why would we re-elect a chump like you. Fat chance they will come out to help you like last time. They all know you are a fraud.

  216. The BIG Givers read the polls also. They do not back losers, because they are donating for something (inflence, a favor, consideration). A loser buy you nothing. Just like business are pulling their advertising from hard copy to the web and blogs. They have a better chance of people seeing their ads on the website. People are even downloading magazines at this point.

    I was shocked at how small those publications have become, and how sophisticated the online ads are becoming.

    Believe me the Big Givers want something, and they do not come without strings. A -15 swing has to make it tougher to justify the donation. It would be amazing that the one thing that got him into office, the economy (that slipped in the economy during the 2008 general election), would be the one thing that takes him down.

    I wonder how long after he is not re-elected before we see the long form BC. At that point, it is worth nothing, and people keeping quiet to gain influence, and what ever else will have a useless piece of paper on their hands, except for writing a book on how and why they kept Os secret.

  217. From TPM:

    Wisconsin Democrats announced late Monday that they are filing recall signatures against a fourth Republican state senator [Sheila Harsdorf of the 10th District], in the political battle over Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-public employee union agenda. And with this development, the momentum is growing for control of the chamber to be up for grabs in the coming months.

    The St. Paul Pioneer Press, whose readership includes people across the Minnesota state line in Harsdorf’s northwestern Wisconsin district, reports:

    Democratic Party of Wisconsin spokesman Graeme Zielinski said a petition will be filed with the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board on Tuesday. While he didn’t have a total signature count Monday afternoon — signatures were still coming in — Zielinski said the number is well over the 15,744 needed.

    Democrats on Monday filed petitions against Republican state Sen. Luther Olsen, and had previously filed petitions targeting state Sen. Dan Kapanke and state Sen. Randy Hopper.

  218. The first political philosopher of the western world, Thucydides, provides answers to the pressing political questions of our time.

    Q-1. How has Obama managed to succeed in his effort to destroy the United States?

    “In the discussion of human affairs the question of justice enters only where the pressure of necessity is equal, and that the powerful exact what they can, and the weak grant what they must.” (Note: in our case, the elite interests backing Obama are the strong and the American People are the weak, because they got bamboozled, and gave him the power to destroy their country, their constitution and their future. He is now on our 20 yard line thanks to big media).

    Q-2. Will the American People ever wake up and realize he is destroying their future?

    “Justice will not come to Athens until those who are not injured are as indignant as those who are injured”

    Q-3. What makes Donald Trump a great man?:

    “The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.”

  219. At this point, we have seen Obama in all his glory. We have witnessed him dither on important questions, double down on Bush policies, and betray the American People for the benefit of Soros et al. Therefore, on the subject of Barack Huessein Obama I shall not scruple to say this: anyone who still supports Obama at this point is one of two things: a certifiable idiot, or a traitor to this country. It cannot be otherwise. If there was a voodo doll handy right now, I would be looking for a pin.

  220. S: we need to stop calling him Rove, the architect, FOX news analyst or any of those euphemisms. He is what he has always been: “Bush’s brain”. Since Bush was no brain, Rove was really the other end.

    It is like the old joke. The brain and the asshole both wanted to be boss. The asshole went on strike, the body became constipated, the brain could not function and was eventually forced to surrender to the dominion of the asshole. Morale to the story: to be the boss, you do not need to be a brain–just an asshole.

    Suffice it to say Karl Rove is a case in point.

  221. a pin, i’d be driving a stake through the heart of it.
    ————————
    A silver stake perhaps?

  222. –Jack Stuef
    ———————
    You take responsibility for what you said.

    That is real courageous of you– Maggot Jack.

    But tell me, just what does taking responsibility entail?

    Do you admit that you are an idiot?

    Do you intend to apologize?

    A little self flagellation will do nicely, Maggot Jack.

    But thank god you stand tall on other matters.

    Like your condemnation of commercializing mental disability.

    It is wonderful to meet someone with such high moral standards.

    Which have nothing to do with what Sarah did

    But you do sound a little bi-polar.

    A little misogynistic too maggot jack streuf whoever you are.

  223. That is really a courageous thing to do–to say something which is slanderous, be called on it and then say I TAKE RESPONSIBILITY. Politicians do this as a matter of course. It is alot like shooting your parents and then pleading clemency on the grounds of being an orphan. On the other hand, the Honorable Larry Craig never took responsibility–he just resigned. Frankly, that took more courage than taking responsibility. Perhaps Maggot Jack can try it and give us a full report in triplicate.

  224. If I were advising Trump at this point, I would tell him to stay the course. Polling results indicate it is getting traction–not with the elites, but with the American People. In a sense the issue represents a proxy on what think of the elites as a whole–particularly big media and establishment political figures. If Donald has something substantial on Obama–the Saudi connection, it does not have to be the birth certificate issue then he is shitting in tall cotton, and he needs to use it. If the Corsi book has new evidence on the birth certificate issue, and most likely it does, then it will sent the elites into a new tizzy and that will widen and deepen the gulf that exists between them and the American People, excluding Maggot Jack.

  225. Not only does Trump have a fat wallet, but he is in a pitbull type of profession where he has had his way, for quite awhile, plus….he is not so beholdin’ to a political party. I think he wants to run as a Rethug, to get the primary and support, but if they turn on him, I could see him run as an Independent, if he thought he could win.
    ————————
    Rove may be a good political strategist, but Donald is a better negotiator. Rove and his Texas backers may be able to prevent the Republican Party from nominating Trump. But Trump can prevent the Republican Party from winning the Presidency by running as an independent–even though he has stated otherwise. This is where Rove makes a mistake. If he disses Donald too badly, then Donald may say I no longer care if the Republican ticket, I am going to run as an independent and do what is right for the American People. Rove is forcing him into that position by his continuing attacks, and is doing a grave disservice to the Republican Party and the country. He needs to be fired.

  226. See what I am saying: Donald is not the problem for the Republican Party. The problem is Rove. Many insiders believe that. In fact, I heard Bush hate tonight from Republicans who called in on Erickson’s radio show in Atlanta.

  227. Rove is on not on Trump’s payroll. He is a hired gun and does not open his nasty mouth unless he is representing some interests for which he is being paid or has been remunerated in the past. Trumps should just send him a check and say now you can STFU. The same applies for 90% of the media.

  228. Bambi bombed.

    Despite the promise that President Obama’s first Facebook town hall would open a new level of two-way communication with his constituents, social-networking technology didn’t add much to the conversation.

    Obama answered just eight questions during Wednesday’s hour-long session at Facebook’s secondary headquarters building in Palo Alto

    Facebook employees who won a company lottery for the chance to sit in the live audience. That left hundreds of questions posted on the event’s Facebook wall unanswered.

    Judging from comments posted on Facebook after the event, viewers noticed.

    “Not bad, but not great,” wrote Rose Berendes. “How could there not have been a question that addressed the military and wars that we are in? The cost in human life and the monetary stress that it puts on the economy were not addressed. Would like to know if there was a prior agreement to stay off that topic? Were the questions random? Just wondering?”

    Cynthia Spurling posted: “What a joke Facebook! So glad you had this town hall for your employees. The Ask Question button is a joke!”

    In announcing the event last week, Facebook and the White House invited people to click a button on the event’s page and post their questions for the president, who has 19.3 million Facebook followers.

    The page drew hundreds of comments, although many were for subjects that Obama was certain not to touch, such as questions about the legalization of marijuana and his place of birth.

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/04/21/MNJD1J4UTM.DTL

  229. wbboei
    April 20th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    As I was reading your comment this morning I heard in the background the talkers on Fox interviewing Michele Malkin who was being complementary to Bachman. I believe what you write about her being a insider set to dilute Sarah Palen. I think she must have been promised favorable press if she saved Stephanopoulos’s face and undermined Donald Trump, time will tell.

  230. Now, Haley seems sensible and courageous.

    http://online.wsj.com/article/APf2c0c0f82d3e4b7c8b80452b3bab30c2.html

    COLUMBIA, S.C. — Real estate tycoon Donald Trump has called South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and is serious about a White House bid, the Republican governor said Wednesday.

    “Anybody that thinks he’s doing this for name recognition — that’s just not true. He’s very serious about it and he’s convinced he can win,” Haley said.

    The governor’s endorsement would be important for any 2012 GOP presidential hopeful in this early primary state.

  231. bwahahahaha, this editorial is a big fat ouch.

    “Not because his comments were caught, but because suddenly he’s sounding more like Travis Bickle (“You talkin’ to me?”) than the president of the United States.”

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704658704576275061542909404.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEADTop

    Obama’s Likability Gap
    Obama today is different than the 2008 candidate.

    If it is true, as Michelle Obama said in February, that her husband isn’t smoking anymore, maybe he’d better start mellowing out with the cigs again before it costs him the presidency.

    The Barack Obama we’ve been seeing lately is a different personality than the one that made a miracle run to the White House in 2008.

    Obama.2008 was engaging, patient, open, optimistic and a self-identified conciliator.

    Obama.2011 has been something else—testy, petulant, impatient, arrogant and increasingly a divider.

  232. Rove may be a good political strategist, but Donald is a better negotiator. Rove and his Texas backers may be able to prevent the Republican Party from nominating Trump. But Trump can prevent the Republican Party from winning the Presidency by running as an independent–even though he has stated otherwise. This is where Rove makes a mistake. If he disses Donald too badly, then Donald may say I no longer care if the Republican ticket, I am going to run as an independent and do what is right for the American People. Rove is forcing him into that position by his continuing attacks, and is doing a grave disservice to the Republican Party and the country.

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

    Rove’s strategy would be bad if he wanted Obama defeated. What if he’d rather have Obama elected than have an honest Republican (ie Trump) elected?

  233. These people should learn not to make an enemy of Donald Trump, he does not sit back and take it especially from overblown hasbeen diva.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/trump_blasts_seinfeld_pullout_0S8zYf2OzIeUveWAFr88MO

    Trump blasts Seinfeld pullout

    Donald Trump wasn’t laughing when funnyman Jerry Seinfeld canceled an upcoming appearance at a benefit for his son’s Eric Trump Foundation.

    Seinfeld pulled out of the Sept. 13 event benefiting the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital because he disagrees with The Donald’s questioning of Barack Obama’s citizenship, his reps said.

    “I just learned you canceled a show for my son’s charity,” Trump fired off in a scorching letter to Seinfeld yesterday, “because of the fact that I am being very aggressive with respect to President Obama, who is doing an absolutely terrible job as our leader.”

    “Celebrity Apprentice” star Trump piled on the insults, saying he wished he’d canceled his appearance on Seinfeld’s “failed” NBC show, “The Marriage Ref.”

    “We don’t care that you broke your commitment,” he wrote, “even though the children of St. Jude are very disappointed, and despite the fact that your manager clearly stated you are ‘truly a man of his word.’

    “What I do feel badly about is that I agreed to do, and did, your failed show, ‘The Marriage Ref,’ even though I thought it was absolutely terrible . . . Despite its poor ratings, I didn’t cancel on you like you canceled on my son and St. Jude. I only wish I did.”

    The letter ends with the kiss-off, “You should be ashamed of yourself!”

    Back in January, before Trump announced a possible presidential run, Seinfeld agreed to perform at the foundation event at the Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor. But “Jerry has grown increasingly uncomfortable” with Trump’s questioning Obama’s citizenship, said a Seinfeld rep.

    “Jerry . . . feels this kind of demagoguery has no place in public discourse . . . He has respectfully withdrawn from the event, and is making a contribution both to the Eric Trump Foundation and to [St. Jude].”

    Now the Trumps won’t need to fulfill Seinfeld’s snack-heavy rider, which included demands for Hershey’s Almond Kisses, original Fig Newtons and cold vegetable trays (no baby carrots). Inexplicably, Jerry also insisted on “NO CUSHIONED STOOLS!” Bret Michaels is taking over his slot.

  234. from your wsj article moon:

    “Somehow voters are apparently expected to “like” whichever version Mr. Obama chooses to give them. It is asking a lot. By definition, this is a gap, and it’s looking like it could be a dangerous one for the incumbent.
    ________________________

    I wouldn’t call the Grand Canyon a “gap”…

  235. wbboei
    April 21st, 2011 at 5:10 am
    ——————-
    Trump was on Fox at 10 am and gave it back strong about Rove. He said (paraphrasing) this is the guy who gave us Obama because he gave us Bush and advised Bush badly which was all one big disaster and asked if we should really take this guy seriously. Trump is resonating with people because he is saying it like it is, logical and commonsensical.

  236. Thursday, Apr. 21, 2011

    Hillary Clinton

    By Joseph S. Nye Jr.

    When Hillary Clinton became Secretary of State, she pledged a “smart power” policy that meant striking up a close working relationship with Secretary of Defense Robert Gates while reshaping the State Department to emphasize development and people-powered diplomacy. She deployed her personal star power in direct contacts with the public overseas, speaking clearly about human rights and freedom of expression on the Internet.

    She’s been tough too. When China was overassertive about the South China Sea last year, she rallied other nations; when Libya’s Muammar Gaddafi threatened to massacre civilians in Benghazi, she was key in building support in the U.N. for the multilateral military action that is helping to protect those civilians. She has strengthened American alliances in Europe and Asia while also engaging the emerging powers of China, India and Brazil.

    But above all, Hillary, 63, has set a model of how to be a member of a team of rivals. Unlike in many Administrations that have suffered from friction between State, Defense and the White House, Barack Obama’s strongest rival in 2008 has become one of the most effective and loyal supporters in an Administration that has been notably cohesive on foreign policy.

    Nye is the author of The Future of Power and a dean emeritus of the Kennedy School

    http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2066367_2066369_2066248,00.html

  237. NMF, Repubs are behaving the same way.. Look at how much resistance there is toward Trump. They don’t want to win with Trump.

  238. But above all, Hillary, 63, .. (from JanH article)
    ————

    Do they always mention the age of the person they talk about in various articles?

  239. 21.04.11

    Clinton: Talks are the only way to establish Mideast peace

    U.S. Secretary of State urges Israel, Palestinians to return to the negotiations’ table, reiterates Washington’s opposition to a unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood.

    By Natasha Mozgovaya

    Israel news Hillary Clinton US Middle East peace Palestinians
    U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that Israelis and Palestinians must immediately return to negotiations, even amidst the Arab revolutions recently sweeping the region.

    In an interview with PBS’ Charlie Rose, Clinton urged that it is in the best interests of both the Israelis and the Palestinians to return to “the hard work of determining borders, determining the security requirements and dealing with all the other issues that they have to face.”

    Clinton reiterated the U.S. opposition to any unilateral effort by the Palestinians to declare a state in the United Nations and emphasized the importance of a two-state solution through negotiations.

    “Negotiations are the only way” of achieving a two-state solution, said the Secretary of State.

    According to Clinton, both the Israelis and Palestinians had their reasons for being concerned about proceeding with negotiations even before the upheaval in the Arab World, and are now trying to analyze what impact the uncertainty of the region will have on their future positions.

    Clinton also commented on Iran, saying that the United States doesn’t want Tehran to be given “one iota of credit” for the revolutions recently sweeping the Middle East.
    Clinton said Iran is trying to take advantage of the situation in the Arab world, and emphasized that the U.S. sees Iran as the major threat to the region.

    With regards to the revolutions sweeping the Arab world, Clinton said, “We are now in scene one of act one of a five-act drama that will develop over a considerable period of time, and in which we have to determine our interests, our range of influence and what conflicting motivations may be involved.”

    http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/clinton-talks-are-the-only-way-to-establish-mideast-peace-1.357222

  240. “Not because his comments were caught, but because suddenly he’s sounding more like Travis Bickle (”You talkin’ to me?”) than the president of the United States.”

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

    Dunno Bickle, but the only thing wrong with Obama’s threat to veto an anti-Planned Parenthood bill is that he’s probably lying.

    He should be protecting Medicare from the GOP, too.

  241. “Donald Trump wasn’t laughing when funnyman Jerry Seinfeld canceled an upcoming appearance at a benefit for his son’s Eric Trump Foundation.”
    ___________________

    Seinfeld’s cowardly act will reflect more on his integrity than it ever will on Trump’s crusade for Obama’s Birth Certificate.

    Shame on Seinfeld is RIGHT! Is Jerry oblivious to the insults Obama constantly volleys at Israel? I guess, Seinfeld, the ignorant, will be supporting the man who in a heart beat would allow the PA to destroy Israel. Get off the Kool-Aid Jerry and stand-up like a man.

  242. moononpluto
    April 21st, 2011 at 10:19 am

    Obama.2008 was engaging, patient, open, optimistic and a self-identified conciliator.

    Obama.2011 has been something else—testy, petulant, impatient, arrogant and increasingly a divider.
    &&&&&&&&&&

    I beg to differ with that article.

    We here knew all along that Obama in 2007, 2008, and earlier, was test, petulant, impatient, arrogant, a divider, a lightweight, the list keeps going.

    But the media treated him with reverential awe, partly because of the potential of him making “history”, although Hillary “making history” didn’t seem as thrilling. Plus, these fuckers wanted to suck up to Obama, for access, and everyone writes a book about Obama or the campaign, and goes home with a fat check.

    So they had their angle, reasons for spinning him as even-keel (“No drama Obama”, yeah, right), extremely intelligent, conciliator, yadda yadda.

    But the truth eventually comes out, they no longer can hide that the “king wears no clothes”, and it looks ugly and they look like schmucks when they try to cover up for him. So then they change their tune and write articles like “the president is losing his touch…” type bullshit.

    They probably come here to do their research.

  243. But above all, Hillary, 63, .. (from JanH article)
    ————

    Do they always mention the age of the person they talk about in various articles?

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

    Good point. Seldom except for Hillary and McCain.

  244. rgb44hrc
    April 21st, 2011 at 10:44 am
    ———————–

    I was going to comment along the same lines. ‘baby jesus’ was never tested during the campaign like he is now. It was always a ‘have another pillow’ and nomination and success were guaranteed without much of any effort from him. Even then we saw flares of his current attitude and behavior which is why and how we formed our opinions of him and warned others.

  245. Well, if you can’t stand up like a man- Here’s something new for those having trouble Standing UP!
    ___________________

    A BRITISH firm have brewed the first beer laced with VIAGRA.

    The new tipple, which is guaranteed to beat brewer’s droop, goes on sale this week.

    Downing just three bottles is equivalent to taking one of the blue pills which enhance men’s sexual performance.

    The brew, called Royal Virility Performance, has been specially created to mark the forthcoming Royal Wedding.

    The 7.5 per cent ABV India Pale Ale also contains extra aphrodisiacs including Horny Goat Weed and even chocolate.

    The label features the words ‘Arise Prince Willy’ and ‘Celebrate Big Willy Style’ — and makers BrewDog have sent several bottles to Prince William for the wedding night.

    Just 40 bottles of the £10 tipple will be produced initially, and will go on sale on April 29 at BrewDog.com. All the proceeds go to the charity Centrepoint, which Wills supports. But buyers will be limited to one bottle each due to the powerful effects.

    The firm plan to continue production if it is a success.

    A string of British brewers have already created special edition royal wedding beers, including Adnams’ Royal Wedding Ale and Castle Rock Brewery’s ‘Kiss Me Kate’.

    James Watt, co-founder of BrewDog, said: “As the bottle says, this is about consummation, not commemoration.”

    oy vey!

    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3534902/New-Brit-beer-is-made-with-Viagra.html

  246. Rove’s strategy would be bad if he wanted Obama defeated. What if he’d rather have Obama elected than have an honest Republican (ie Trump) elected?
    —————–
    I know Turndown. The problem with that argument is if you believe it, then you must also believe that the Republican Party is not interested in winning high political office. I cannot accept that argument. The reason why Rove conspired with the DNC to defeat Hillary is because they did not believe they believed they would defeat in the general election–not because he is a de facto Republican or they could control him.

    (Note: there were times in the past when I heard Republicans I respect say things like we must lose some elections for the sake of principles. However, that pledge was soon forgotten when the starting gun for the campaign was fired and from that point forward to the end of the campaign their manifest objective was to win. As previously stated, their raison d etre is two-fold: to win elections and to collect campaign contribution. Neither objective is served if they make a habit of losing elections. The Whigs did that rather nicely–and where are they today?)

  247. Correction:

    The reason why Rove conspired with the DNC to defeat Hillary is because he and his fellow Republicans did not believe they could defeat Hillary if she was the candidate and were equally convinced that if Obama was the candidate then they could defeat him. That was the reason, and it had nothing to do with the widely held assumption that Obama was a Republican or that they believed they could control him. If control was their issue, they would have more control over their own candidate. And political defeat is no way to win.

    There is a personal motive to this as well which I neglected to mention. The campaign manager for McCain told me there was bitter personal animosity by McCain toward Rove because of the smear that Rove orchestrated in South Carolina. McCain never forgot it and vowed that Rove would have no place in the campaign, the administration or by inference the party itself if McCain became President. But at the time he was secretly aiding the DNC, McCain was not the candidate. Therefore, that cannot be the explanation for his actions.

  248. I watched HRC on the Charlie Rose show last night with Henry Kissinger, who was surprisingly deferential to her. She was very firm on 3 subjects: Iran, Gaddafi must go, and the Palestinians must not try to win a state status unilaterally, but should continue negotiations for a 2 state settlement. There were some nice shots of the rooms inside the State Dept. also.

  249. Mrs. Smith–call me when you get a chance. I know exactly what you should sent Trump to expose and sink Karl Rove.

  250. But above all, Hillary, 63, .. (from JanH article)
    ————

    Do they always mention the age of the person they talk about in various articles?

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

    Good point. Seldom except for Hillary and McCain.

    ——————-
    Never once with Obama. I will say this much for big media: they are consistent in their love of Obama and their contempt for the American People. In that respect, they are the mirror image of Obama–his alter ego.

  251. If you have any doubt whatsoever that Barack Hussein Obama is an enemy of the American People then consider what his campaign theme will be for 2012. Erickson talked about it last night on his radio show, but I missed the initial segment. The following article however suggests:

    First, it ain’t about hope and change. Second, it ain’t about solving our problems. Third, it is about saving Obama by doing the very thing de Tocqueville warned would be the end of democracy, i.e.

    “The American Republic will endure until the day Congress discovers that it can bribe the public with the public’s money.”

    Obama’s 2012 Strategy

    Posted by Erick Erickson (Profile)
    Thursday, April 21st at 10:50AM EDT

    Gas prices have more than doubled since Barack Obama took office. His deficit spending makes George Bush look like a rank amateur. 78% of Americans recognize inflation is on the rise. One dollar bill buys less and less. We’re a little bit more pregnant in Libya, but just barely. Our foreign policy is rudderless and often against our best interests.

    Today comes news that for the first time since the Great Depression, more Americans get government money than give the government money. Americans are dependent on Washington for the livelihoods.

    Also out late yesterday, CNS News reports that we will hit the legal limit on the national debt in less than a week. This is surprising news to pretty much everyone. But the data comes from the Treasury Department itself.

    This is no way to enter a re-election campaign. Barack Obama cannot run on hope or change. Instead, he is going to run on fear. It is abundantly apparent and confirmed to me by several Democrats who’d know. Barack Obama’s re-election strategy will be a scorched earth campaign.

    Over the next few months, Barack Obama will seek to define the Republicans as willing to kill the old and young, pass radical legislation, and send us into the league of the third world. “But wait,” you say. “Barack Obama has already done that.”

    In essence, yes. So Obama is not going to run on defending his record. He’s going to run on saying that Republicans will be even worse than him and, oh by the way, none of it is his fault.

    Barack Obama has largely gotten a pass his whole life. He’s never been in a real executive role. By his own admission in his book he was largely a failed community organizer. And now he is failed President.

    The only way to hang on to his job is to peddle fear and intimidation of those who’d stand in his way. This is also one reason so many Republicans are waiting to announce their runs. They all know the moment they come out swinging, Obama’s union goons and money will savage them.

    At the same time, the GOP has yet to mount a successful attack on Obama to make him own high gas, high inflation, declining dollars, and our declining standing in the world. If they don’t get out there soon, the hill they have to climb will be even higher.

    Category: 2012, Barack Obama

  252. The problem with that argument is if you believe it, then you must also believe that the Republican Party is not interested in winning high political office.

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

    Rove =/= the Republican party.

    What’s controlling both parties, and controlling Rove and many other individuals in both parties, is corporate elites. They don’t care which party is in, just so the individual POTUS does what they want (Obama, Romney, etc).

    Even among more sincere Republicans, some insiders want their own position in the party more than they want a competing Republican in the White House in 2012.

  253. Sometimes I think that Hillary needs to be protected from the progressive left. Although I would have like to see her as president, and still do for that matter, I would hate to see her attacked again like she was previously. Would she be able to respond in a way that is effective? I am not so sure that she did that the last time around, and I definitely want to see Øbama out of office in 2013. If Hillary was a street fighter, as Robin of Berkeley refers to Donald Trump, then I would say “Go for it, Hillary! Clobber the bum!”
    ———————-
    At this point, I am less worried about Hillary being attacked by the radical left, and more worried that she will be used somehow by Obama to further his re-election campaign. The fact that Obama loving Time magazine who eviscerated her as a candidate is now giving her high marks as SOS confirms my apprehensions in that respect. I hope that the seductive pull of party politics does not cause Hillary and Bill to support a man who is destroying our nation. I am sorry to say that is about how I feel at this point. Her vigorous campaigning for him in 2008 which negated the truth she spoke in the primary are troubling. However, I am also mindful of the box they put her in at that point. It is different now, because she has shown her loyalty to the party uber alles, and can be forgiven if she forgoes campaigning for him again in 2012. If she remains on the sidelines, because she is still SOS then there is no way she can be blamed for his defeat.

  254. In that interview on Fox this am, Trump also said that the R budget plan went to far….that he would not cut any money to seniors,,,,that he would get the $ from China, better fiscal policy, etc.

  255. What’s controlling both parties, and controlling Rove and many other individuals in both parties, is corporate elites
    ———————–
    Then you believe the elites comprise one big monolithic structure? No competing interests, as we see in every other aspect of life?? I have given you my theory on this before: there is a schism in the elites between the old economy and the new economy, the national vision and the globalist vision, etc. And I have mentioned (guessed) at whom I believe they are. They may come together for awhile, but they cannot be expected to do so at this time, because even for them it is becoming more of a zero sum game. I think Trump is the man to call them out from the shadows–to drag those dark movers from behind the scenes to the place where the American People can see for themselves what corporate evil looks like.

  256. In that interview on Fox this am, Trump also said that the R budget plan went to far….that he would not cut any money to seniors,,,,that he would get the $ from China, better fiscal policy, etc.
    ——————
    He has said that before, I have agreed with him in my comments here and I am glad he is saying it again. Do not get too far out in front on this issue–just keep challenging the dims for failing to be serious. Shove the IMF report in their faces every chance you get. Otherwise this is likely to be the Charge of the Light Brigade, and Rove will walk away from Ryan before he knows it.

  257. He’s going to run on saying that Republicans will be even worse than him

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

    Sadly, apparently the current (and many past) Republicans ARE even worse than him.

  258. pm317
    April 21st, 2011 at 10:36 am
    wbboei
    April 21st, 2011 at 5:10 am
    ——————-
    Trump was on Fox at 10 am and gave it back strong about Rove. He said (paraphrasing) this is the guy who gave us Obama because he gave us Bush and advised Bush badly which was all one big disaster and asked if we should really take this guy seriously. Trump is resonating with people because he is saying it like it is, logical and commonsensical.
    ————–
    I am delighted to hear that pm 317. Trump is where the American People are at this point–well ahead of the political class, who have been wounded by the fact that a major public figure is now shouting from every balcony in the land that the emperor has no clothes, and there is a cloud over the legitimacy the elites have bestowed on him.

  259. Then you believe the elites comprise one big monolithic structure? No competing interests, as we see in every other aspect of life??

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

    And nor is “the Republican party.” Most Republicans too are individuals with competing interests. Some want the party to hold high office in 2012. Others want to hold their own high offices within the party. (Or to benefit their own income.)

  260. It is a two-fer alright:

    1. Obama is not legitimate.

    2. Obama is destroying the country.

    The Republicans refuse to seriously engage on either issue. But Trump does. That is the difference. And it is all the difference he needs to win the support of the American People–in trying times like these.

  261. Rove’s strategy would be bad if he wanted Obama defeated. What if he’d rather have Obama elected than have an honest Republican (ie Trump) elected?
    _____________________

    Yes, I agree with that statement. The Republicans prefer Obama as their puppet, paying him to screw the people with the promise of millions to be made in deals we may not be aware of i.e. future stocks in companies such as GE put in place until he is out of office…(when has he ever smiled so big at a company making billions in profits? see Drudge) Just like they did with Ken Lay of Enron fame. The company went BK- employees lost their 401Ks and their life savings- Ken Lay’s wife got millions in compensation after his supposed suicide.. (or extensive plastic surgery after a phony death claim)

    They could never get away with this with the Clintons who have been investigated up one side and down the other and are as clean as the hair on a hound. They tried really hard to find something they could use on them proving dishonesty. We know they failed. They resorted to the basest of all entrapments… tempting Bill with SEX… he wasn’t paying attention… and it worked!

    The Republicans didn’t want Hillary elected because she would have handled the mortgage crisis quite well with little or no noticeable collateral damage done to the people. They knew they couldn’t trade one policy for another as you see where Ryan wants to privatize Medicare and cut Social Security.. They knew she would raise Taxes on the Rich- They knew Obama would play the game and pretend to care, but would ultimately give them what they want…

    First and foremost in the Republican mindset is “control”. They knew they could control Obama because of his past history associating with mobsters like Rezko. Obama has become a valuable asset to the Republican Party because if there is money to be made, you can count him in as long as he is far enough away leaving no visible fingerprints pointing directly at him.

    Congressional Legislation voted on by both sides is a cloak and shield constantly used by congressional fat cats to screw the people. Obama;s veto pen is always his ace in the hole; if he there’s nothing in it for him, he will use it.

    The days of honesty are long gone with this administration after they slammed the door shut with the help of the Republicans on Hillary in the Primary.

    The last honest president in the US is standing in the wings, watching and waiting for a window to open. It will, as sure as God made little green apples! Patience-

  262. …along with the other things mentioned that T said this morning was the dismissal of Rove…T stated flatly that he is going to continue doing what he is doing…period…

    …and that he (love this one) doesn’t need advice from Karl Rove…snap!

    as mentioned T smartly mentioned that he will never do anything to hurt the seniors…

    T is creating a centrist…middle way…independent way for himself…a way that makes sense to many sides…this guy is a smart negotiator, we are starting to see him in action…he covers many bases…

    …also…Trump is estimated to be worth over $7 BILLION with over $250 million in cash

    newsmax.com/InsideCover/Trump-7billion-Forbes-president/2011/04/21/id/393652

    …this coupled with the fact that he is going to do things his way and as we are seeing he strikes back…ask Rosie O’Donnell, Seinfeld, Rove…and O…

    …another thing I love about T is he can give as good as he gets…O thinks he is so smug and above things with his sarcasm…me thinks he may have met his master…as I like to say…T is going to smash the O myth to smithereens…

    …T’s fighting spirit and $ 7 BILLION make him very formidable…what the MSM and opponents are now fearing is T’s declaration to run day…no longer will they be able to fall back on ‘it’s a publicity stunt, bla, bla…then his critics will only be left to REACT to T and try to take him out…that day is coming…soon…

  263. Obama says it will take more than 1 term to do what he wants to do. Well, maybe if he cut out all that golf and fundraising….

  264. Carol
    April 21st, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    In that interview on Fox this am, Trump also said that the R budget plan went to far….that he would not cut any money to seniors,,,,that he would get the $ from China, better fiscal policy, etc.

    ——————

    Never thought I would say this, but I find myself liking this guy more and more.

  265. Mrs. Smith

    Jump in? No-

    If Trump Wins, pick her for the VP slot.

    ———
    I mentioned this the other day, but don’t know if Hillary would take it or not.

    She definitely deserves the spot at the top, we all know that, but if the Trupster put her in the VP spot and asked her to straighten out Barry’s Hell Care bill (public option), then he only runs one term and gets $ out of all the countries that we have ‘helped’, jobs back in the USA, etc. she could run in 2016.

    I would stamp that!

  266. S
    April 21st, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    YES, Yes, and a big FAT YES-

    Trump knows Rove is a washed-up has been. Trump is a threat to Rove; not the other way around. Trump could not care less about Rove and for that matter so can the Republican Party. The Tea Party can take care of Rove with one Tea bag in the Tea Pot..

  267. Ryan wants to privatize Medicare

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

    What’s the latest on that? Did it pass the House?

  268. pm

    Trump was on Fox at 10 am and gave it back strong about Rove. He said (paraphrasing) this is the guy who gave us Obama because he gave us Bush and advised Bush badly which was all one big disaster and asked if we should really take this guy seriously.

    —–
    Good for Trump.

  269. I mentioned this the other day, but don’t know if Hillary would take it or not.
    _____________

    I posted it when Trump got involved because it fit in with Ulsterman’s prediction of an “Ice-breaker” candidate. I think you called it baloney…or maybe that wasn’t you- don’t remember. All I know is, I was alone in my thinking…

    Anyhow, I missed it if you changed your mind–

    As far as Hillary taking it- I never put the cart before the horse, not when there is so much room between the cup and the lip.

  270. “She definitely deserves the spot at the top, we all know that, but if the Trupster put her in the VP spot and asked her to straighten out Barry’s Hell Care bill (public option), then he only runs one term and gets $ out of all the countries that we have ‘helped’, jobs back in the USA, etc. she could run in 2016.”
    _____________________

    Deserving has nothing to do with strategy… it’s a given. Trump takes Hillary as VP and resigns after 6mos because of other commitments.. Is that simple enough or what? He does all the fighting and she ends up in the O/O where she always wanted to be. Take it- nothing to take. It was always hers in the first place. Sometimes ya gotta think outside the box… People will call you crazy… but who cares what people say- I don’t. Join the crowd!

  271. Amen Moononpluto

    He say he will do everything he has promised, but only if he gets a second term. Now why should you believe him. He did literally NOTHING his first term except window dressing.

    Oh, I know, with the crisis we were in, like we could afford 4 years of doing nothing but running for his second term (like he did in the Senate, run for President from day one), because his ego so deserves two terms in office, and the working class have no one else to vote for.

    Actually, I think I just figured out, what he is capable of doing from day one, RUNNING FOR OFFICE.

    He is not organized, he cannot negotiate, he does not know how to use a majority to his advantage, but still keep he communication open with the opposition. We really cannot tell if he knows how to write, or even teach anything. We do know he can use a telepromtor, but should it fair is miserable at ad libbing.

    Just what we need for a second term. People, even the opposition respect a tough leader. He has never shown he is one. He could not even select a good charity to give his peace prize to. Most Americans know you need to know how much is actually going to charity.

    I agree with Trump. This country needs a strong leader NOW, and the one we got need not apply.

  272. Obama heckled and shouted down.

    Obama morning SF fundraiser interrupted by protesters wanting Bradley Manning set free.

    Far Lefties are really pissed at him.

  273. The last honest president in the US is standing in the wings, watching and waiting for a window to open. It will, as sure as God made little green apples! Patience-

    ——
    [sigh…sniff, sniff}

  274. When I think Rove, I think Bush.

    No MORE Bush! I hope that Jeb does not involve himself in political pursuits again.

  275. JanH

    Never thought I would say this, but I find myself liking this guy more and more.

    ——

    😆 (Gotta look past the hair…)

  276. Moon

    Is America ready for a reality TV president?

    …………………………………………

    I think we need to point out we’ve got one right now.

    ———

    The key word is ‘REALITY’… not teleprompterspeek.

  277. I admire and respect Greta with one exception. Why is Rove almost a constant on her show. He has to be the most obnoxious republican idiot out there.

  278. Ahhh Mrs. S

    I would never call your posts baloney. I agree with you most of the time.

    The icebreaker theory, the only thing I differ in that is, that I don’t think the Donald would run full tilt, especially if he put in any of his own money, and then back out at the last minute to let Hillary take over.

    Didn’t the icebreaker theory apply to another Dem running against Barry, not a ‘conservative’ like Trump?

  279. ‘Obama heckled and shouted down.’

    HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bummer is the WORST president in history. No one else has come close. He hates this country, hates its citizens, wants to change it and give everything to his thieves-in-chief.

    He’s a disgusting lowlife lying SOB and I can’t wait to see him go down in flames along with his horrible wife.

    😡

  280. Shadowfax
    April 21st, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    sorry, if I came across as rude- I don’t mean to. I’m guilty of being blunt. My thoughts are running at lightening speed and I can’t type fast enough to keep up. I have to give up the elegant flowery prose to get the important words down to make my point. That is the bane of dyslexics. There was a time when I could not spell correctly.. then spell check came along and gave me the will to write… the next challenge is mastering syntax.

  281. Mrs S

    Deserving has nothing to do with strategy… it’s a given. Trump takes Hillary as VP and resigns after 6mos because of other commitments.. Is that simple enough or what? He does all the fighting and she ends up in the O/O where she always wanted to be. Take it- nothing to take. It was always hers in the first place. Sometimes ya gotta think outside the box… People will call you crazy… but who cares what people say- I don’t. Join the crowd!

    ——–
    That would be great.

  282. “Didn’t the icebreaker theory apply to another Dem running against Barry, not a ‘conservative’ like Trump?”
    __________________

    Not that I recall- a general statement: An “icebreaker” candidate will challenge Obama. And there can’t be any doubt Trump is challenging him! 🙂

  283. JanH
    April 21st, 2011 at 12:34 pm
    Carol
    April 21st, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    In that interview on Fox this am, Trump also said that the R budget plan went to far….that he would not cut any money to seniors,,,,that he would get the $ from China, better fiscal policy, etc.

    ——————

    Never thought I would say this, but I find myself liking this guy more and more.
    *****************************************************************************

    Yes…that is what I was getting at with T creating his own path…instead of the “either/or” “less of two evils” “dem vs rep talking points and strident, hardened solutions”…

    T is introducing other ways of solving our problems without pitting all of us against each other…I like how he keeps drumming that if we start getting what is actually owed to our country…if we even out the playing field with our trade partners, etc…then we won’t need to hurt each other…cut medical services to seniors, etc…

    …T is going to make both parties look outdated with their ususal back and forth…he is presenting a better business plan for our country…one that makes more sense…it makes you wonder…just why have been getting so screwed while the profiteers still make big bucks…did you see today’s headlines with GE increasing profits by 77% and they still pay no taxes? GE, the big contributor and financial advisor to O…another WTF? moment…

    T can start pointing out all these things that both parties want to keep hidden and silent…the things both parties are saying “shhhhh…don’t tell anybody we are getting away with that…shhhh!”

    I also hope Donald has lots of security around him…there is so much corruption he can shine a light on…

  284. Now 44% of Americans say they WON’T vote for Obama in 2012 (but at least they know his name… 53% can’t name a single Republican)

    By Daily Mail Reporter
    21st April 2011

    Almost half of Americans will not support Barack Obama in next year’s presidential election, according to a new poll.

    Some 44 per cent of the registered electorate have said they would definitely vote against their current leader in 2012, according to the survey.

    The results will come as sobering news for the American president who has seen a dip in his popularity in recent months and is set to spend $1billion in his bid to cling on to power.

    However, he can take some comfort from the fact that the majority of the electorate are apparently unable to name any Republican candidates.

    The McClatchy-Marist poll released yesterday revealed only 37 per cent of people will definitely back him while 18 per cent of the 1,084 registered voters surveyed were unsure.
    In yet another blow for the leader, the survey also showed he had a very narrow one per cent lead over Republican Mitt Romney when voters were asked who they would support if the two men ran head-to-head.

    Only 46 per cent of those polled pronounced themselves Obama supporters while 45 per cent said they would back Romney who is considering a possible presidential run. Nine per cent of respondents said they were undecided on the question of who should lead the country.

    Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, this month formed an exploratory committee to raise money to challenge Obama in the 2012 election. According to the poll, he presents a greater threat than other possible Republican candidates.

    Donald Trump has enjoyed a recent rise in the polls though 53 per cent of voters are unable to name a Republican. However, his lead could well have something to do with the fact that 53 per cent of voters are apparently unable to name a Republican.

    This lack of knowledge could also account for Donald Trump’s recent rise in the polls.

    The business magnate and television personality, who already benefits from widespread recognition, has hit the headlines in recent weeks after his flirtation with the presidential race.

    In the Pew Research Center survey, 26 per cent of Americans named Trump as the candidate they had heard the most about lately.
    This was a larger figure than the number of people who named Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich and Tim Pawlenty combined.

    ‘If there is a silver lining for his (Obama’s) re-election, it’s the lack of clarity in the GOP field,’ said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, referring to the potential Republican candidates.

    Obama led former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee 48 per cent to 43 per cent with 9 per cent undecided. Huckabee has said he will wait until the summer to make a decision on whether to seek the Republican nomination to face Obama.

    Pitted against former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Obama led 56 per cent to 34 per cent with 10 per cent undecided. Obama held a similar lead against real estate tycoon Donald Trump — 54 per cent to 38 per cent with 8 per cent undecided.

    The poll had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1379180/Now-44-Americans-say-WONT-vote-Obama-2012-know—53-single-Republican.html

  285. Mrs. S

    sorry, if I came across as rude-

    ——–
    I didn’t take it that way, no need for an apology. I understood what you were saying and just wanted you to know I respect your posts and may differ slightly, here and there.

    Maybe you are more optimistic than I am at this point in time, that’s a good thing.

  286. S

    …T is introducing other ways of solving our problems without pitting all of us against each other…I like how he keeps drumming that if we start getting what is actually owed to our country…if we even out the playing field with our trade partners, etc…then we won’t need to hurt each other…cut medical services to seniors, etc…

    ——-
    This is one of the things that hooked me on Trump in the first place, besides his strong support of Hillary.

    I am sick and tired of working to pay taxes to be in a country that not only gives away jobs and the farm, but walks away acting like the pro-bono police of the world.

  287. yes, Shadowfax…and a country that wastes and actually loses track of billions of dollars of our money…

    Greta had a show last week that discussed the latest “billions of overpaid money to the UN”

    the pentagon regularly can’t explain missing billions and claims it is too big to be audited…not to mention these corrupt govts we support in Afghanastan, etc…T is so right…no wonder they laugh at us…

    …and then has the nerve to come back to us and ask for more cuts in our services and to raise our taxes even more … so they can continue to “lose” our money in patronage and bonsuses that end up going to crooks…

    our hard earned money and what do we get…jobs disappear, our homes confiscated and our taxes lost in big, black holes…

    enough is enough…

  288. HA! Will Bower from P.U.M.A just Tweeted me-

    This is going to be fun-

    I used Hillary’s pink campaign button, His44, as my Tweeter moniker.

    I hope it sends a shiver down the spines of the Obots posting there.

  289. Jbstonesfan: this will brighten your day:

    Real Clear Politics Poll
    Job Approval Approve Disapprove Spread

    Obama 45.3% 50.0% -4.7%

    Right Direction Wrong Track Spread
    RCP Average 26.0% 67.0% -41.0%

  290. Democrats Join Threat to Hold Up Debt Ceiling Vote Without Spending Cuts

    Reuters

    In this June 12, 2010 photo, Sen. Mark Pryor speaks at a media conference at a command center near Caddo Gap, Ark.
    President Obama is starting to feel pressure from his own party to tie spending cuts to a vote to raise the debt limit, even as the administration expresses confidence that Congress will ultimately raise the cap.

    The latest moderate Democrat to draw a line in the sand is Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., who told members of a local political group Wednesday that he’ll need to see a commitment to cut spending and overhaul the tax code in order to vote to raise the $14.3 trillion cap. The government is expected to reach that ceiling by mid-May.

    “What I’ve told anyone who will listen to me in Washington, including my leadership, is that I’m not going to vote for that unless there is a real and meaningful commitment to debt reduction,” Pryor told the Political Animals Club at its monthly meeting at the governor’s mansion.

    Pryor said he believed the upcoming vote on the debt limit would prove whether lawmakers in Washington have the political will to begin addressing government spending. Meanwhile, three Democrats and three Republicans in the Senate are trying to strike an agreement by early May that would call for spending cuts, as well as changes in the tax code, over the next decade.

    Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner suggested in interviews last weekend that bipartisan congressional leaders have assured the White House they would vote to raise the limit absent a deficit-reduction agreement. Geithner described such an agreement as necessary, but argued that it should not be tied to the debt vote as the possibility of not raising the cap is too fraught with financial risk.

    Republicans, though, continue to demand some semblance of a commitment to cut spending as a condition for their support. And a handful of Democrats have started to tiptoe over to their side.

    After Obama outlined a deficit-reduction plan a week ago, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said he needs to make sure the government is not paying for a “blank check” with borrowed money.

    “So let me also continue to be clear about my position on the debt ceiling,” he said in a statement. “I strongly believe we must adopt a long-term, responsible and realistic fiscal plan that reflects our values and defines priorities, or I will vote against raising the debt ceiling.”

    Reps. Mike Ross, D-Ark., and Dan Boren, D-Okla., leaders of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition in the House, also suggested in an interview with Fox News two months ago that members of their group would balk at the vote unless they see “significant cuts.”

    “We can’t default on our loans,” Ross said at the time. “There’s going to be a compromise, though.”

    Administration officials and Democratic congressional leaders have warned of catastrophic consequences if Congress fails to raise the ceiling. The Treasury Department could avoid hitting the ceiling for several weeks beyond the projected mid-May deadline by employing some last-resort measures, but officials warn that eventually benefits payments would stop and the country would default.

    A number of Democrats in the rank-and-file have echoed those concerns. Dozens of House members have signed on to a letter from Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., calling for a “clean extension of the debt ceiling.”

    “The debt ceiling vote is about one thing — affirming that America pays its bills,” they wrote, noting that the vote would not automatically authorize new spending, but rather allow the country to pay off existing obligations.

    Pryor, though, said the debt ceiling vote would have to coincide with a plan that includes spending cuts, major tax code changes and efforts to grow the nation’s economy. He said every program will have to experience some cuts.

    “Everybody’s going to have a cut, no matter how worthy your program is or how much wise you’ll be with the money or the great things you’ll do. Get ready, because everything’s going to get cut,” Pryor said.

    Pryor also faulted both parties for their approach to tax policy.

    “Democrats think that if we can just raise enough taxes on millionaires, we can solve our problems. Republicans think if we never raise another tax for any reason under any circumstance ever again, we’ll solve all our problems,” Pryor said. “The truth is, the math doesn’t add up for either of those positions. What we need is real tax reform. There’s a ton of inequity in our tax code.”

    Pryor said he believed the debt commission appointed by Obama has provided a guide for lawmakers as they address the issue. That commission issued its recommendations, which included a mix of spending cuts and tax increases, but fell short of the votes needed to forward the recommendations on to Congress.

    Under the commission’s recommendations, about $4 trillion would be slashed from the budget over the coming decade — three-fourths of it through spending cuts and the other fourth from higher taxes. Pryor said he believed the so-called gang of six senators working on a bipartisan compromise is looking at those recommendations as a guide.

    “My sense is they’ll take the debt commission’s recommendations and they’ll overlay that on top of the federal budget,” Pryor said.

    Pryor, however, said he’s not on board with every recommendation from the commission. For example, he said he wouldn’t support the commission’s recommendation to eliminate the mortgage interest deduction on federal income tax.

  291. Just remember how much money Bummer and his crew have spent.

    When he took office the debt was $1.2 trillion. Now it’s over $14.2 trillion. That’s over a 40 percent increase in two years.

    And why did he spend all that money? So he could justify raising everyone’s taxes so he can spend even more of YOUR money.

    And what is he spending the money on? He’s spreading the wealth to his pals, his cronies, deadbeats who think the country OWES them.

    F*** them all. I am so 😡 !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  292. thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2011-04-21/donald-trump-interview-with-meghan-mccain-youre-hired/2/

    T dishes with Meghan McCain

  293. Obama interrupted by singing woman at fundraiser

    (CNN) – A woman wearing a T-shirt supporting WikiLeaks suspect Bradley Manning interrupted President Barack Obama at a California fundraiser Thursday by breaking into song.

    After completing her song, in which others at her table joined as it progressed, the unidentified woman was escorted out by two White House aides as she said: “Free Bradley Manning. I’m leaving. I hope I don’t get tortured in jail.”

  294. The protestors may have had to pay thousands of dollars to attend the fundraiser, unless they snuck in, unlikely at a pres. event.

    The refrain of the protest song was “We paid our dues, where’s our change?” The song tells Obama “we’ll vote for you…what else can we do.”

    Obama tried to move on quickly when the interruption ended – continuing his remarks saying “Where was I?”

  295. I am so glad “The Donald” is giving it to old Rove….I hate old Rove as much as I do Newt/Mittens….

    The Donald is some kind of trumpet, isn’t he….he’s got to be reading the big pink, cause he saying everything we’ve all wanted to say for “4” years…..I love it…..

  296. basil9
    April 21st, 2011 at 1:11 pm
    ‘Obama heckled and shouted down.’

    HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bummer is the WORST president in history. No one else has come close. He hates this country, hates its citizens, wants to change it and give everything to his thieves-in-chief.
    _______________________________________________

    It will take us many, many years to rebuild what this assclown has destroyed in two.

  297. Here is the coup d gras on Rove: he gave us Obama . . . not just when he was Bush’s brain, but equally important, when he conspired with the Democratic National Committee to promote him and destroy Hillary. Knowing how most Republicans feel about Obama, I rather suspect that they would be unpleasantly surprised to learn that Rove was one of his enablers. In that case, good old turd blossom Rove and his infallible pronouncements about what is good for the country and good for the party would go down like a mouth full of grass burrs. Here is the smoking gun. I hope someone gets this to Trump quickly because it is timely game changing impeachment material which he could use against Rove.

    I realize that we on this blog have seen this before. But it is quite possible that Donald and his people have not–which is why we need to get it to him. Can anyone here help do that? It needs to go email.
    —————————-
    The Donna Brazile – Karl Rove Connection
    By The City Edition on July 27, 2008 at 8:01 AM in DNC, Democratic Nomination, Democratic Party, Donna Brazile, Florida, George Stephanopoulos, Hillary Clinton, Howard Dean, Iowa, Karl Rove, Lobbyists, Nancy Pelosi, Ohio, Republicans, Rules and Bylaws Committee, South Carolina,Texas, Valerie Plame Wilson, Washington state
    A guest column from the newspaper,TheCityEdition.com ||Letters to the Editor
    ________________________________________
    In order to “save” the Democratic Party, Brazile resolved back in 2003 that she might have to destroy it first. And who better to help her in this lofty pursuit than her new best friend, the man neoconservatives call “The Architect”.
    …………………………..
    BY ROSEMARY REGELLO
    It’s not every activist politico who gets to write a post in the Washington Times that begins like this: “As I sat by my window and staring out at the wonderful Washington, D.C., landscape, my office announced a phone call from Air Force One.”
    Evidently, Donna Brazile was reminding all the little people on Capitol Hill that she had friends in high places. In summer of 2007, Bush senior advisor Karl Rove wasn’t answering any subpoenas from Congress, but he didn’t mind talking to Brazile. From his perch at 20,000 feet, he informed her that this was probably a good time for him to get out of Dodge.
    “Mr. Rove’s resignation is not a retirement,” Brazile reassured readers of the right of center newspaper. “It’s just another opportunity for him to create that lasting Republican majority he envisioned years ago and to spend his waking days doing what he so enjoys — beating Democrats in the alleys and gutters. Just ask Sen. Hillary Clinton, Mr. Rove’s target when he called in to speak to Rush Limbaugh. He couldn’t help it. Mr. Rove just had to take one last shot before riding out of town. More to come, Team Clinton.”
    Brazile’s breezy account confirms what many have long since suspected. Rove’s claim to be sitting out the 2008 race is hogwash. The mastermind of today’s unraveling U.S. constitution is in no position to kick back, down gin fizzes and watch the country collapse under an Administration he put into office twice. The list of crimes that Bush’s top henchman could potentially be charged with – everything from fraud to war crimes – should be enough to keep him and his fellow Sopranos in hair-trigger mode until the next president gets sworn in. And the notion that he’d leave the choice of commander-in-chief in less capable dirty hands than his own requires more than the willing suspension of disbelief. It requires medication.
    That’s why the Rove-Brazile tryst merits further exploration. They first hooked up some time in 2002, according to a New York Times article. The connection might have been a means for Brazile to expand her clientele, but she dismissed that angle in an interview, implying she had bigger fish to fry. It was the Democrats’ lackluster relations with African Americans and poor track record in elections, she said, that led her to start trailblazing new frontiers. To put it in a Brazile nutshell, the Republicans had a better machine.
    ”The idea is to re-energize the African-American electorate and revive the Democratic Party at the same time,” she told Times reporter Katharine Seelye, ”I want to revitalize the party from the grass roots up. We’re losing voters.”
    With that noble cause in mind, she and Rove began to “chirpily exchange e-mail, chat on the phone and write letters, indulging in their shared zeal for the inner workings of politics,” Seelye wrote.
    Rove said he’d sometimes call Brazile before a press appearance to get feedback on various Bush policy angles he planned to discuss. In exchange, he furnished Brazile’s clients with access to White House social events.
    “People think I’m crazy talking to Karl Rove,” the strategist confessed to theWashington Post a month after the Times story appeared, “but there’s something about this guy.”
    Yes, there certainly is something about Karl Rove. In consultation with Vice-President Cheney’s office, it was Rove who outed Valerie Plame’s C.I.A. identity over a flap about uranium in Niger. Three years later, those subpoenas were overflowing his in-box because he’d told Alberto Gonzalez to fire nine U.S. Attorneys who refused to do his bidding. Rove is also under investigation for an entrapment scheme that put Alabama Democratic Governor Don Siegelman in prison for two years.
    Those Republicans sure do know how to close the deal in politics. In addition to basking in The Architect’s dapper charm and irresistible company, Brazile opened diplomatic ties across town with archconservative Grover Norquist. Norquist heads one of Jack Abramoff’s favorite charities, Americans for Tax Reform, and is famous for his remark that he’d like to see federal government crippled to the point where he can take it home and drown it in his bathtub. For a brief window of opportunity, he set aside that morbid fantasy to help one of Brazile’s closest friends, D.C. Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes, push some legislation to increase revenues in her district.
    According to the same Times article, “Mr. Norquist said he and Ms. Brazile, both Washington residents, were devising a plan to urge Congress to allow the city to raise the height limit on buildings as a way to broaden the tax base and improve schools.”
    Brazile served as Holmes’ chief of staff and press secretary during the nineties. In that same action-packed year, her old boss teamed up with other D.C. officials to schedule an unauthorized, nonbinding earlybird presidential primary for 2004. DNC chair Terry McAuliffe sent sent out calls to the candidates to boycott the affair, but Howard Dean didn’t heed the directive. The former Vermont governor swept into D.C. and gobbled up almost as many endorsements as another candidate, Rev. Al Sharpton. Who needed those arcane DNC rules, anyway?
    The Brazile Factor
    At the time of these contentious political developments, Brazile chaired the DNC’s Voting Rights Institute, a program set up after the Florida recount debacle in 2000. During that earlier episode, she’d experienced firsthand Karl Rove’s unscrupulous knack for snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. Now she was tasked with brainstorming new strategies to prevent any future gaming of the electoral system.
    In 2004, Dean ended his presidential bid after the Wisconsin primary and Kerry lost the general election. This time, Rove generated thousands of extra Bush votes in key Ohio precincts where only a few hundred Republicans lived. Not surprisingly, Brazile remained unimpressed with her party. That winter, she submitted an essay for the left-leaning website Slate.com, which was running a series called “Why Americans Hate Democrats – A Dialog”.
    Hard as it must have been to top that inspirational title, the political strategist managed with her piece “Tapping the Obama Factor”. The Chicago politician had just been elevated to the U.S. Senate, but instead of offering an introduction to him, she mostly dwelled on her own life story – rising up from poverty in Louisiana, listening to her grandmother read scripture, etc. etc. Eventually, the essay worked its way back to the stated topic.
    “This is a new moment to identify and recruit better messengers,” she wrote. “Perhaps it’s time to tap into the ‘Obama’ factor: Scour statehouses for young, energetic, inspiring, and emerging leaders with the ability to connect the head and heart. Too many of the old Democratic guard have stayed in Washington, D.C., too long to fully recognize how most Americans live their lives.”
    It was a novel way to spin the Illinois election. Obama did score a landslide victory that year, but it had little to do with his age, energy level or the obsolete nature of the Democratic Party establishment. His campaign manager David Axelrod ran the classic Rovian smear campaign, first accusing Obama’s top primary contender of sexual impropriety. After disgracing Blair Hull out of contention, Axelrod used the same device against the G.O.P. primary winner, Jack Ryan.
    Of course, this is where things get interesting. House Speaker Dennis Hastert decided he must stick his oar into the battle, calling on Ryan to end his senate bid. The candidate dutifully bowed out, and in his stead, the Illinois Republican Party fielded an unknown, African American bible-thumper from Maryland named Alan Keyes. Clearly, the G.O.P. wanted Obama to win that election. No other explanation can account for the party sacrificing a senate seat to a (supposedly) liberal Democrat who’d (supposedly) spoken out against the Iraq War in 2002.
    A Hollywood script writer couldn’t have come up with this storyline. Within a year of arriving in Washington, Brazile’s rising star – the product of a globe-trotting Kansas woman and a philandering tribal leader in Kenya – had launched his presidential exploratory committee. The Internet fundraising team of Howard Dean signed on for the ride. So, too, did some of Wall Street’s biggest investment banks, corporate law firms, and energy giants. By the end of 2007, Obama would post a record-breaking haul of $100 million in campaign contributions. And all while he was still “introducing himself”, as Brazile and other analysts put it, to the American public.
    Who exactly brought the banks and oil companies to the table still remains to be ferreted out, but it wasn’t Dean or Brazile, or even the man who placed Obama on the speaker’s list at the 2004 Democratic Convention, John Kerry. It’s more likely that Karl Rove huddled with top Bush fundraisers to set that gravy train in motion. Among the candidate’s money bundlers were George Kaiser and Robert Cavnar, both oil industry executives. Other Bush campaign pioneers joined the bandwagon soon afterward.
    Now Brazile was impressed. Judging from another My Day installment penned in 2005, following Hurricane Katrina, she sounded like a woman who had been born again:
    “While my family was hurting, when they were on the edge feeling left to fend for themselves, the last thing I wanted to do was whine. I got into the groove quickly and contacted Ken Melhman, Chairman of the Republican National Committee and an old friend, Karl Rove, Deputy Chief of Staff for the White House.”
    Then she started tossing out the cupcakes: “President Bush, who promised to rebuild the Gulf coast in a speech at Jackson Square, invited some African American leaders over to the White House on December 7th to discuss a broad range of issues…To my great surprise, the meeting with President Bush was cordial and candid. The President listened intently and reassured us that his Administration would not drop the ball.”
    Funny how such innocuous fluff takes on a new and sinister meaning when read in hindsight. Yet even from the perspective of a contemporary audience, those claims were a stretch. For people living in New Orleans, the Katrina ball had already been dropped. When the levees broke, Sec. of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff was attending a conference on bird flu, the President relaxing on his Crawford ranch. Back in Brazile’s home state, over a thousand people drowned during three days of waiting for rescuers to reach their homes. Several million homeless residents survived, homeless, only to a second disaster called FEMA.
    But Brazile didn’t let facts on the ground spoil her picnic. Continuing her upbeat dispatch, “Since then, I have met once more with President Bush and other leaders who are committed to working together to restore the lives and the communities devastated by these two hurricanes…I can tell from the meetings that the rebuilding of Louisiana remains high on his list of priorities.”
    Preparing for Battle
    One can only speculate on Brazile’s motives in streaming out that hallucination. As she would mention in the Washington Times article two years later, her “old friend” Rove had hit the ground running with the start of the 2008 election cycle, appearing on talk shows to bash frontrunner Hillary Clinton. Behind the scenes, G.O.P. rank and file activists were organizing crossover voting drives to knock Clinton out of the race before November. In the red states, they could easily outnumber Democrats at the caucuses, enriching Obama’s delegate count and allowing him to boast later “I’ve won more states.”
    To recruit additional foot troops for this effort, New Hampshire G.O.P. leader Stephen DaMaura started the Facebook website “Stop Hillary Clinton (One Million Strong AGAINST Hillary).”
    On the Democratic side, it became Brazile’s job to smooth over Obama’s path to the nomination. That required manipulating the primary calendar. Picking up on the diversity argument of Eleanor Holmes and the D.C. coalition, she pressed for an earlybird South Carolina primary and a Nevada caucus to augment the Iowa and New Hampshire dates.
    While the advantages of South Carolina were obvious, by necessity the second contest required a less obvious, more covert action plan to avoid any accusations of stacking the deck. Although the Clinton camp didn’t realize it at the time, a caucus in Nevada (like a caucus anywhere) would naturally benefit Obama, since her base of blue-collar, older and non-English-speaking supporters would not be driving across town to attend some meeting run by disorganized volunteers. On the other hand, motivated Republicans could be counted on to show up, especially if the G.O.P. candidates could be persuaded not to campaign in the state. (They didn’t.)
    Nevertheless, the reason for adding more earlybird contests in the first place centered on ethic diversity, so selling the DNC (and the public) on Nevada required some tweaking of those caucus parameters. That’s why arrangements were made to allow the state’s casino workforce of some 60,000 predominantly Latino workers to attend specially set up caucus sites just for them.
    But wouldn’t this huge Hispanic voting block put Clinton over the top in Nevada? Not necessarily. It turns out that the union representing casino employees, S.E.I.U., would be backing Obama, just as they had supported Dean in his presidential bid. So those voters could now be added to the Obama column.
    Thus, with caucuses scheduled in Iowa and Nevada, a primary in South Carolina with its near majority African American demographic, and the New Hampshire Republican brass on the job in that state, the chance of Clinton heading into Super Tuesday at cruising altitude had spectacularly diminished.
    “Including two more states will not only be good for our country, it will be good for our party and good for our nominee,” Brazile told the Los Angeles Times in August 2006.
    Sounding an early portent of doom, the South Carolina delegate on the rules committee said in the same article, “If you campaign in a state that is outside the rules, then you’re not entitled to delegates from that state.”
    A year later, that scenario unfolded like a bad dream for the DNC. Over the objections of Florida’s state Democratic Party, a Republican-controlled legislature moved its primary to January 29, 2008, one week before the official February 5thcusp adopted by both the Republican National Committee and the DNC.
    On August 25, 2007. the DNC rules and bylaws committee met to adjudicate this unspeakable crime. State party chair Karen Thurman testified at the meeting, walking the committee through the chronology of her long and fruitless battle to overturn the date switch. The Republicans had attached it as a rider to another bill, one authorizing the replacement of electronic paperless voting equipment with more traditional optical scanners. Unable to defeat the rider on a partyline vote, the Democrats begrudgingly approved the larger measure.
    Anyone who has watched the re-broadcast of those DNC proceedings on CSPAN can’t help but be dumbfounded by the discussion that followed Thurman’s presentation. A slam-dunk case for a rule waiver turned into a shameless bout of piling on, as committee member Brazile and several others accused the state party of not trying hard enough to change the date. (One also noticed from the broadcast the unusually high number of African Americans on the 30-member committee, as opposed to near zero representation for other minorities.)
    When asked by Brazile why she hadn’t made any plans to hold a caucus in place of the primary, Thurman balked. The logistics and $8 million price tag, she said, were beyond comprehension, given that Florida boasts 4 million eligible Democrats.
    “I understand how states crave to be first,” Brazile blustered in a Washington Postinterview the next day, as if none of what Thurman told her had registered. “I understand that they’re envious of the role that Iowa and New Hampshire have traditionally played, The truth is, we had a process . . . We’re going to back these rules.”
    Later, the head of the DNC Voting Rights Institute published an op-ed in the same newspaper, this time under the combative heading, “Why We Stood Up to Florida”. With the cockiness that was fast becoming her trademark, Brazile griped, “It was hardly an extraordinary act, although you wouldn’t know it from the furious reaction that ensued in some quarters…Why the uproar? It’s simple: state envy.”
    She went on to list all the economic benefits coveted by states vying to hold early primaries, again diverting from the core issue of Republican meddling in Democratic affairs. Inexplicably, the press coverage of the showdown also overlooked the G.O.P.’s role in moving up the primary date.
    The same week the rules committee stripped Florida of all its convention delegates, Michigan’s state legislature voted to move up its primary to January 15th. Both states could have easily been pegged as Clinton strongholds, making their exclusion from the election cycle suspect. Michigan is an industrial blue-collar enclave with few of the upper-middle-class voters and college students that represent Obama’s base. Florida’s Hispanic population is huge, and combined with an abundant supply of New York retirees, would likely also resist the Obama “surge”.
    Moreover, using Republican crossover voting to shave points off Clinton’s victories posed problems in both states. In Michigan, native son Mitt Romney had a significant campaign apparatus in place, while Rudi Giuliani was expecting to draw his line in the sand in Florida. Where these battleground territories were in play, neither gentleman would appreciate Rove siphoning away their voters. Better just to invalidate the primaries on the Democratic side. That way, Clinton’s delegate lead could be held in check on Super Tuesday.
    “Seeds of Doubt”
    With the votes of the country’s fourth and eighth largest states thus consigned to the junk heap, Brazile turned to other pursuits. Hired as a paid election analyst for CNN, she carried on a double life – one as an official DNC spokesperson, the other as a partisan campaigner for Barack Obama. In February, when best-guess estimates gave Clinton the support of two-thirds of the superdelegates, she declared, “If 795 of my colleagues decide this election, I will quit the Democratic Party.”
    If party leaders were as worried about negative fallout and damage control then as they claimed to be a month later, they might have reeled in their contract employee at this point for a heart-to-heart chat. That didn’t happen. Brazile just reloaded her pistol and repeated her empty threat to all who would listen. On another occasion, she accused former President Bill Clinton of being a racist. It was inexcusable, she said, that during a speech Clinton referred to Obama as a “kid” and suggested his presidential bid amounted to little more than a “fairy tale”.
    “And I will tell you,” Brazile bristled with emotion, “as an African American I find his words and his tone to be very depressing.”
    To be sure, Clinton said Obama’s evolving position on the Iraq War was a fairy tale, not his candidacy. As for alluding to his youth, Brazile and other cheerleaders for the Illinois senator had been doing it themselves for the past four years. It was a classic example of the Mark Twain quip that a lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth has put its shoes on. Only CNN’s presence in the equation gave the adage literal meaning. Surely, the DNC would intervene now that Brazile had insulted a former Democratic president on national television. But nothing.
    Notwithstanding the character smears and 24/7 swiftboating by the American media, Sen. Clinton persevered, scoring big wins in the Texas, Rhode Island and Ohio on March 4th. On March 5th, she was accused of engaging in a “negative” campaign designed to “destroy” her adversary.
    “Despite Obama’s impressive victories in February, Clinton’s comeback is based on sowing political seeds of doubt,” Brazile informed the Associated Press that day, “If these attacks are contrasts based on policy differences, there is no need to stop the race or halt the debate. But, if this is more division, more diversion from the issues and more of the same politics of personal destruction, chairman Dean and other should be on standby.”
    (ABC’s Jake Tapper went Brazile one better, claiming Clinton was exercising the “Tanya Harding option”.)
    In response to the call to arms, Dean promptly petitioned Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi to intervene in the protracted race, while Senators Dodd, Richardson and Leahy demanded that Clinton end her candidacy for the good of the party.
    Now this sounded familiar. Jack Ryan must have been chuckling to himself from his perch inside a bar, drinking rot-gut whiskey. In Washington, meanwhile, Reid promised that “things will be done” to determine a nominee before the convention. Pelosi told George Stephanopolis on his Sunday talk show that the superdelegates should not overturn “the will of the people”, but denied rumors that she was telling members of Congress that Clinton, if nominated, would be a “drag” on their own campaigns. As the Democratic Party version of the Adams Family was thus occupied in their hand-wringing, chest-beating and sharing of apocalyptic visions, Clinton pressed ahead, picking up 9 out of the final 13 primaries. Three of them she won by more than 30 points.
    But no sooner had the daylight begun to shine at the end of the tunnel when another Rove-Brazile shoe dropped. For some reason, her triumph in the popular vote was not matched proportionally by delegates earned, and it had something to do with Obama’s phenomenal gains in the caucus states of Idaho, Nebraska, Kansas, etc. One would not have expected an African American liberal to clobber his opponent by a two-to-one margin as he did in many cases. More importantly, her delegate gains in the primaries involving millions of voters seemed to pale in comparison. This made no sense.
    In late May, a disability activist named P. Cronin appeared on scene to sort out the Twilight Zone phenomenon. Cronin, who like most disabled people is not a big fan of caucuses, spent some time in late May analyzing the tallies from the 2008 Democratic contest, comparing the impact of the two different voting methods on the race.
    According to Cronin’s study, nearly all of Obama’s 138-delegate lead over Clinton could be traced to 12 red state caucuses. In most of these contests he routinely won by 2-1 margins, even though polls in those states showed the candidates much closer. In Idaho, for instance, with its scant African American population, few colleges and relatively few Starbucks outlets, he captured 15 of the state’s 18 delegates.
    Something fishy was going on here. Did Dean’s so-called 50-state strategy include the recruitment of pro-Obama activists to organize on the candidate’s behalf in caucus states? Did the number of DaMaura’s G.O.P. crossover voters wildly exceed expectations? Or was there just downright lying in the computation of the vote tallies?
    The case of Washington state underscores the mystery of this Bermuda Triangle for Clinton delegates. On February 9th, Obama earned a whopping 52 of the Washington’s 78 delegates after a 36-point victory in the party-run caucus. Over 240,000 allegedly eligible voters cast ballots in that contest. But a week later, just ahead of a state-run certified primary, the polling data showed that Clinton might actually win the election. On February 19th, after 650,000 ballots were counted Obama eked out a 5-point victory, hardly the 2-1 margin responsible for his 26-delegate net gain in the state. Unfortunately, the primary was non-binding.
    Cronin notes in the study that those states that furnished the newcomer’s vast delegate booty contribute a grand total of 69 electoral votes in the general election. Few of these territories have voted Democratic since 1964.
    It also appears that the votes of those lucky caucus-goers counted for 5-10 times more than the traditional Democrats who attended primaries. Obama netted more delegates in his Idaho win, for instance, than Clinton in her entire Ohio-Texas-Rhode Island romp on March 4th. The following table illustrates the questionable validity of these dispersements. Notice that the last column shows the delegate gain for the winner:

    2008 Democratic Presidential Preference Election © 2008 P. Cronin
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    Even in the Navada caucus that Clinton won, Obama was awarded more delegates. The New York senator couldn’t seem to win for winning. There, the S.E.I.U. endorsement dissolved into wishful thinking when the casino workers broke for Clinton two to one, giving her a 6-point victory. A few months later, Obama left the state convention with 3 more delegates.
    While there’s no evidence implicating Dean in Obama’s caucus routs, the DNC had maintained staff on the ground in all 50 states since 2005, when he first became the chair. In August 2007, a few weeks before his rules and bylaws committee stripped Florida of its delegates, he announced in a press release that his 50-State Strategy project, the Voting Rights Institute and another DNC division known as the National Lawyers Council were collaborating on a nationwide survey of voter databases, registration procedures and other “election mechanics”. According to the release, DNC staff would work with local election boards in gathering information in advance of the 2008 presidential election. “Protecting the right of every eligible American to vote is a top priority for our party,” Dean and Brazile said in a joint statement. “Every eligible American deserves the confidence that when they go to the polls to cast their ballot they can do so without fear of intimidation or harassment, and that their vote will be counted fairly and accurately.”
    Throwing Mama Under the Bus
    On May 31, 2008, the rules committee reconvened to discuss those “eligible Americans” living in Florida and Michigan. A week before the meeting, the Democratic Party tried to attach an air of legitimacy to the proceedings by having legal counsel weigh in on the dispute. Although by Brazile’s own account, the Supreme Court gives political parties wide latitude for determining how they pick their nominees, the lawyers claimed it would be unlawful to fully honor the certified votes of January 15th and 29th . The committee could do no more than restore half the nearly 350 convention delegates up for grabs.
    Always amenable to compromise, the Clinton campaign accepted that limitation but rejected a proposal for Obama to receive some of her Michigan delegates, plus those of all the other candidates in the Michigan primary. After all, the Illinois senator voluntarily withdrew his name from the ballot, then vetoed a re-do primary which Clinton donors raised $10 million to fund. In a sane world, one could argue that he forfeited the state and therefore deserved no delegates.
    Former Governor of Michigan Jim Blanchard didn’t present that line of attack, however. The Clinton spokesman stuck to the modest request that the candidate receive delegates in proportion to the votes cast for her. A few minutes later, it was Brazile’s turn to speak, and the CNN analyst first took the opportunity to congratulate herself for displaying restraint in the meeting up until that point. Then she repudiatedBlanchard as if he were a child.
    “My mama taught me to play by the rules and respect the rules…When you decide to change the rules, especially, in the middle of the game, it’s called cheating.”
    Dispatching the governor to go stand and in a corner and contemplate the error of his ways, Brazile’s committee allocated the Michigan delegates according to a fruitcake-like recipe involving exit polls, alleged write-in votes for Obama, the palm-reading of a psychic (just kidding) and the actual tally. In the end, Clinton gained a mere 4.5 delegates from the contest.
    Any masochist following the 2008 election knew by then that Brazile had disregarded her own mother’s counsel long ago. Neither she nor her co-horts have lost any sleep over the thousands of complaints filed about the conduct of the caucuses, including some 2,000 submitted in Texas alone. Voter intimidation, stacks of fabricated sign-in sheets slipped in with the legitimate records, phony declarations from Republicans about their intention to switch parties, votes delayed until deep into the night, inaccurate tallies called in by phone, and other dirty tricks have yet to warrant even a cursory investigation by those who preach that playing by the rules represents a core value of the Democratic Party.
    Even in the aftermath of her power grab, Brazile continues to denigrate those who challenge the authority of the party’s new African American leadership. In a July 22ndpost on Daryl Cagle’s website, she groaned, “How many ways do these Hillary delegates, voters and supporters need to hear it before they get it? Sen. Barack Obama is the party’s nominee. He won. He will get to choose his running mate. Obama sets the agenda for the convention, and, while I understand their passion in wanting Hillary to be on the ticket and to have a prominent role at the convention, it’s not her decision… As much as we all would have loved to see a woman in the Oval Office, it wasn’t Hillary’s time. Period.”
    It’s ironic when you think about it. The DNC’s Voting Rights Institute was created to stop exclusionary practices and increase participation at the polling booth. Now its chairwoman is presiding over one of the most hostile and fraudulent campaigns since those newspaper delivery trucks ran over the boy scouts in Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.
    “Mr. Rove proved you can win elections with rumors, fear, division and manipulation.” Brazile wrote back in 2007, after that friendly exchange with Air Force One. “But you can’t win hearts that way.”
    No, you can’t. But then, this influential political fixer no longer appears to have use for that particular organ. Which may be why she finds men like Karl Rove and Grover Norquist so appealing.
    – Rosemary Regello editor@thecityedition.com
    (For more on the G.O.P. manipulation of the Democratic Primaries, see our in-depth report Bamboozling the American Electorate Again)

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  298. #
    Shadowfax
    April 21st, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    I really like Will, Mrs. S.
    Met him in Denver.

    I take it Will is excited over Trump too?
    _____________________

    Yes, he’s been following him since he threw his hat into the fray-
    He sounds positive. The “fight” itself has a face and a voice this time…

  299. If anyone here can do that make sure to include a caveat that this is something which we believe to be true, but his people should check out for themselves before they take any position on it.

  300. wbb

    The Donna Brazile – Karl Rove Connection
    By The City Edition on July 27, 2008 at 8:01

    ——
    Yup, this is the article that shook me to the core and made me first fear that Hillary might not make it to the WhiteHouse.

    The date on this is very late, I read it months before this, a PUMA said it was “lifted” off a server.

    You should post this on Trump’s website when he sets it up.
    Maybe one of his researchers will read it here?

  301. wbb-

    Trump has the Hillary is pink website. I sent it to him last night and Shadowfax sent it to him, I believe, last week. It’s all been mentioned on the blog. That way, we aren’t overlapping sharing info.

    The Prime target is the top of the totem, Obama.

    When he falls, the house of cards on both sides fall.

  302. If I were advising Trump, I would recommend a sit down with old man Bush in the near term. If that could be arranged, then I would suggest he tell Poppy something like this: with respect, it is far better for the country, the party and all people who care about this country that we be friends– not adversaries. But the only way that is going to happen is for you get your man Rove under control. Left to his own devices, he will conspire with Obama people, as he has done before. And that would be a disaster for the American People.

  303. Hey Mrs. S

    Could you post Trumps twitter handle again.

    I am going to have to dig up my password and twitter him too.

  304. Shadowfax
    April 21st, 2011 at 3:08 pm
    Hey Mrs. S

    Could you post Trumps twitter handle again.

    I am going to have to dig up my password and twitter him too.
    ———————
    Yes. Can you post it there. I believe time is of the essence.

  305. Trump most likely has a team in place researching pertinent information sent to them for further discussion. heh- we spent hours trading info and ideas here- I don’t think he has the time to do it all himself..

  306. I finally found my Twitter passwork, logged in, and everything is blank for my page. No text, nada.

    Is this normal if you don’t tweet in a year?

  307. …just wondering…if T does get the nomination…then what are all these establishment repubs going to do and say…

    they are digging big, big holes for themselves…if T gets the nomination after most of the repub talking heads on tv have called him the ‘vanity candidate’, someone not to take seriously, publicity seeker, bla, bla, bla…

    then what…suddenly they get the T koolaid…or they continue to bad mouth him and support and defend and protec O…and continue professing that O is born in the USA…

    oh brother…

    what a bunch of idiots we have running our country as so called ‘leaders’

  308. Timing is everything… Too soon to sit down with Poppy.
    He hasn’t even announced he is running..when he does; I’m sure Poppy will test the water… if Trump looks strong- Poppy will be on the phone to Trump- He’s no dummy…

  309. Shadowfax
    April 21st, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    Look at the top of the page. The old page… click on it and see if friends are there.. otherwise you’ll have to start from scratch… they are ramping up a new format for Twitter.

    Trump’s handle:

    Donald J Trump

  310. Even if Bush Sr. is pulling Rove’s strings, which I personally doubt, I would take the position that it is Rove’s doing, because that way you start from the premise of I am okay and you are okay. He may have known that Rove was working to defeat Hillary since she was the perceived front runner. But at that point, I doubt that he anticipated that Obama would become president, and would drag the Bush family name through the mud. He is close to Jeb. Jeb is a pretty good man, and he is the one who should have run instead of George. It is too late for that now. But Jeb, to his credit, is very committed to education, and it is not unlikely that in a Republican Administration he would become Secretary of Education and a credit to the country in that capacity. If Trump were president, he could easily deal on that issue.

  311. Then what…suddenly they get the T koolaid…or they continue to bad mouth him and support and defend and protec O…and continue professing that O is born in the USA…
    ______________________

    Funny enough Obama had Springsteen’s Born in the USA playing when he walked in the door to the DC ballroom… Trump is going to have both wings against him.. he’s a very brave heart to take this on for us, is all I can say- we’re looking at natural born killers on both sides of the aisle.

  312. who is Poppy?
    ——————
    George Bush Sr. This was a name given to him at Yale, since he served in WW II was much older than his classmates.

  313. Funny enough Obama had Springsteen’s Born in the USA playing when he walked in the door to the DC ballroom… Trump is going to have both wings against him.. he’s a very brave heart to take this on for us, is all I can say- we’re looking at natural born killers on both sides of the aisle.
    ——————–
    True enough. However, the American People are listening. And the funny part of it is Big Media is so obsessed with proving him wrong on the bc issue that it is as if the problems of the world have taken a back seat. Meanwhile, the Obama operatives are just wishing the issue would go away. When all is said and done, the elites will be left with one big problem: you cannot un-ring a bell.

  314. This is War- Trump is at the forefront standing between the People and disaster. The Republicans and the Democrats are the enemy. No time for making small talk between enemy lines. The People will do the talking for Trump if he runs.. unless someone or something changes the status quo-

    Trump is using Sun Tsu rules of engagement. Theres nothing in there making small talk with the opposition as the way to go-

  315. http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/265416/norquist-coburn-drop-out-robert-costa

    Norquist to Coburn: Drop Out

    Grover Norquist, the president of Americans for Tax Reform, is declaring political war on Sen. Tom Coburn (R., Okla.).

    Norquist, in an interview with National Review Online this afternoon, called on Coburn to drop out of the “Gang of Six,” a bipartisan group of senators working on deficit reduction. “Coburn is negotiating with President Obama’s best friend in the Senate, Dick Durbin,” he said. “They are playing Coburn like a Stradivarius. Durbin is walking him down into an alley where he is going to get mugged.”

    “He should walk away as soon as possible,” Norquist said. “He should say that all the Democrats want to do is raise taxes, and we’ve got the Ryan plan, so let’s fight this out in 2012. Otherwise he is going to cost us Senate seats right across the board.”

    Earlier today, Coburn appeared on Laura Ingraham’s radio show and said that the “Gang of Six” has “no plan to have a significant tax hike on anyone.” He also hinted that some people may “pay increased taxes,” if the group decides to lower marginal rates and eliminate various tax credits.

    Norquist emphasized to NRO that if this is type of agreement is brokered, it will be political poison. “Anything that smells like Simpson-Bowles will not be politically popular, but it will enable Democrats to say, ‘We have a plan that is okay, and it’s not Ryan.’”

    Norquist argued that by supporting such a “Gang of Six” deal, Coburn would be throwing a rope to vulnerable Democrats by making “Durbin seem reasonable.” Voters, he predicted, may ask, “‘What’s wrong with Ben Nelson? What’s wrong with Bill Nelson? Why not keep Sherrod Brown?’ Voters will wonder why you need more Senate Republicans if Coburn makes Durbin and others look reasonable.”

    “This allows Democrats to pretend to be for something,” Norquist said. “The guy who is most damaged by Coburn is Sen. John Cornyn of Texas, whose job is to elect Republican senators in 2012. Coburn is stabbing Cornyn in the back. It just muddies the water about the differences between the parties.

    “Coburn and the others can, with dignity, back off,” Norquist said. “All three have personally told me that they will not vote for tax increases, on the phone and in writing, that only increases in revenues they would tolerate are ones driven by growth, not tax increases.”

  316. In a comment I read earlier that contained a letter to Donald Trump which discussed the Natural Born Citizen requirement in the Article II of the constitution. It seemed to be saying – a natural born citizen is a person born in the United States geographically and additionally born of two American citizens.

    Is that true, did I understand that correctly? If it is then have we all been played as fools? Obama is keeping the “where was he born” controversy going to distract us from the true dis qualifier – one of his parents was not an American citizen. Is it that easy? Why isn’t it? Are there two valid camps on the definition of Natural Born Citizen? Is everyone afraid to come right out and say he is holding the office of president of the US illegitimately?

  317. The Art of War by Sun Tzu, 600 BC.

    A leader leads by example not by force.

    “Swift as the wind
    Quiet as the forest
     Conquer like the fire
     Steady as the mountain”

    To know your Enemy, you must become your Enemy.

    Opportunities multiply as they are seized.

    Build your opponent a golden bridge to retreat across.

    Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory.
    Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.

    Pretend inferiority and encourage his arrogance.

    He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot will be victorious.

    All warfare is based on deception.

    Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.

    Speed is the essence of war. Take advantage of the enemy’s unpreparedness; travel by unexpected routes and strike him where he has taken no precautions.

    To a surrounded enemy, you must leave a way of escape.

    Management of many is the same as management of few. It is a matter of organization.

    A military operation involves deception. Even though you are competent, appear to be incompetent. Though effective, appear to be ineffective.

    For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill.

    It is said that if you know your enemies and know yourself, you will not be imperiled in a hundred battles; if you do not know your enemies but do know yourself, you will win one and lose one; if you do not know your enemies nor yourself, you will be imperiled in every single battle.

    If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him.

    Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy’s strategy.

    There is no instance of a nation benefiting from prolonged warfare.

    One defends when his strength is inadequate, he attacks when it is abundant

    pg 2

    http://refspace.com/quotes/The_Art_of_War/s:20

  318. Pres. Obama heading to Los Angeles to do 3 re-election fundraisers tonighyt including one at Sony Studios. Top ticket price $35,800.

  319. wbb-

    You would be the perfect person as a candidate for “The Apprentice”.

    The age requirement has been left open and is no longer an obstacle.

    I think, Trump found the young whippers are not all that- so, the field is wide open…

  320. OMG…just came in from driving in my car…was going thru the channels…happened upon Hannity’s radio show…he had Rove on…

    Rove is going to have a heart attack going at Trump and defending O…

    Hannity was trying to reason with Rove and clarify that T was making a distinction re: live birth and long form birth and that T also was saying that perhaps there is something O does not want us to see on the BC…

    well…Rove went nuts…freaking out to validate that O is a citizen…on and on…

    …it is just amazing the length Rove is going to – to discredit T and validate O…even with today’s statistics indicating that majority of R’s question O’s BC

    Rove needs to go on a long, long vacation…he is losing it…

  321. moononpluto
    April 21st, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    Pres. Obama heading to Los Angeles to do 3 re-election fundraisers tonighyt including one at Sony Studios. Top ticket price $35,800.

    ———
    Not to sound racist or anything, but the mini-shindig Barry held in SF had mainly AA guest speakers, and about 2 thousand something were stupid enough to fall for the unicorn.

    He is gonna bleed any obot for their last nickel, and if they are stupid enough to donate to Barry…let them support his pathetic role as Prez while he and MO use it to party like it’s 1999.

  322. S

    I think Hannity likes Trump. He seems to not kick him around these days.

    …Rove needs to go on a long, long vacation…he is losing it…

    ——
    Good, let Rove be carried out in a straight jacket, it’s what he deserves…..sitting drooling in a corner and having smoke coming out of his ears.

  323. JanH
    April 21st, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I wish all of you a happy and safe Easter holiday!
    ——
    Thanks JanH and a Happy Passover to you.

  324. …msnbc…T all day long…every estab repub on to trash T…earlier female repub trashing T – calling him a between a circum and meth house…they are really going low…again, if he gets the nom, what happens to establ repub party…they either do an 180 degree really fast…of fold and lose…

    OT…what in the hell did Cynthia Tucker do to her hair? whoever did that cut needs to be unemployed…

  325. that was meant to say, the female repub saying that “someone” she know went to speak to T and that it was like between a circus and a meth house…

    they are going very low…

  326. ‘between a circus and a meth house…’

    WTF!

    Nasty POS’s. May they all go down with the Brotanic.

  327. BREAKING: Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) to announce he’s resigning

    en. John Ensign will announce as soon as tomorrow that he plans to resign from the Senate, according to a well-placed source.

    The Nevada Republican announced earlier this year that he would not run for re-election in 2012, saying “there are consequences to sin,” referring to an extramarital affair he admitted having with the wife of his former top aide.

    A request for comment left for Ensign’s spokeswoman, Jennifer Cooper, was not immediately returned.

  328. I wonder if this is so the Republican Nevada Gov can appoint someone so that they have time to get settled in the seat with election coming up.

  329. http://drudgereport.com/flash8.htm

    San Francisco — ***Protestors in high-end fundraiser – see below***

    Motorcade left the Intercontinental Hotel at 9 am local and arrived at the St. Regis for President Obama’s last Bay area fundraiser. A couple dozen demonstrators are on a corner across the street from the hotel. They have signs – “Yes We Cannabis” and “Protect Marijuana Patients Rights” – and are chanting something your pooler couldn’t make out. One of them also has sign of Uncle Sam’s face with “LIAR” written on his hat.

    About 200 donors were at the breakfast fundraiser, per a Democratic official.Your pooler counted 15 tables with 10 chairs each, however, and not all tables were full, including one in the back where Valerie Jarrett, Jay Carney and Patrick Gaspard sat with two other people. Tickets are $35,800 each. The money goes to The Victory Fund, a joint account of the Obama campaign and the DNC. $5,000 goes to the campaign, and $30,800 goes to DNC.

    POTUS was introduced by Nancy Pelosi. “We can thank him for bringing hope where there was despair for some,” Ms. Pelosi said. POTUS, she said, was a job creator from the start.”His reelection is absolutely essential to our country’s future,” Ms. Pelosi said. POTUS spoke with a handheld mic. “I’ll admit I sort of slept in,” POTUS said.

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein, Lt Gov. Gavin Newsom was seated front, former Mayor Willie Brown, “no matter how hard I try, Willie is still better dressed than me – although I’m still getting used to the no mustache thing.” POTUS called Ms. Pelosi one of the greatest speakers in history. He started to launch into his stump speech when Ms. Pelosi interrupted to say Gov. Jerry Brown had been there.

    Mr. Obama was in the middle of his remarks when a woman in a white suit stood up and said, Mr. President we wrote you a song. POTUS tried to get her to wait until later, but she persisted and the table of 10 broke into a song that pointed out they’d just spent $5,000 donating to his campaign and went on to protest the treatment of Pfc. Bradley Manning. The woman stayed standing as they sang. Mr. Obama looked to Ms. Pelosi and asked, Nancy did you do this? Ms. Pelosi had a look on her face, as she stared at the singing group, that definitely said she did not. The song – will send quotes after transcribe – talked about Bradley Manning and how he is “alone in a cell…”

    The 10 singers then passed around 8.5×11 signs that said “Free Bradley Manning” or had a photo of him.Then the woman in the white suit stripped off her jacket to reveal a black T-shirt that said Free Bradley Manning, with an image of him. “We paid our dues. Where’s our change?” they sang. USSS and WH staff had moved near the table at this point. The woman was escorted out. Two others left on their own. (The rest stayed and applauded at the end of POTUS’s speech.)

    “That was a nice song,” a displeased Mr. Obama said. “Now where was I?” POTUS asked. As was indicated by that song, “Over the last 2 and a half years, change turned out to be tougher than we expected,” POTUS said.

  330. female repub saying that “someone” she know went to speak to T and that it was like between a circus and a meth house…

    —–
    S

    “someone” she knows – Now that’s real reporting.

    Trump is getting some of the same treatment they gave Hillary, and everyone loves to say how nasty the far left is…heh, sounds like they are just as bad.

  331. Norma Desmond
    April 21st, 2011 at 5:53 pm

    Trump on Greta again tonight

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    Oh yea!

    Rove had better run for cover.

  332. “there are consequences to sin,”

    If this were true, no one would be in Congress right now.

    Guess this ‘God fearing man’ is getting his ass kicked by his wife. 😉

  333. I’m told Ensign in process of informing staff in DC, NV of resignation. Gov likely to appoint Conressman Heller to the Senate.

  334. Trump on Greta again tonight

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    Oh yea!

    Rove had better run for cover.

    ——

    Then again, maybe Rove will be on too, and we will watch Rove have a stroke mid rant.

  335. So fundraisers are not full;
    Townhalls are not going well;
    Hecklers and protesters on the street;
    Polls are crashing;

    and Trump has not even released anything yet.

    I hope Trump will show him up and then you know who steps in, 😉

  336. usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/2011-04-20-Trump-tells-Obama-to-come-clean.htm

    Trump’s view: Obama, come clean

    By Donald J. Trump Posted 1d 7h ago |

    On any given day, I receive hundreds of requests from television, radio and newspapers to provide comments on various topics. There is not one interview when the “birther” issue is not raised multiple times during the conversation.

    OUR VIEW: ‘Birther’ Trump revives dumbest political fight

    I have made my point of view well-known, including the continued request for President Obama to be transparent with the American people and provide his birth certificate for forensic review. Only Obama is in a position to put to rest this long overdue and controversial issue. If there is nothing to hide, come clean.

    There are many important and pressing issues that, should I elect to run, I will address — including China, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, the price of fuel, unfair trade, unsustainable debt, the creation of jobs and the rising price of food.

    Most Americans would prefer to have a serious conversation about these critical issues, followed by a competent and fearless leader who can advance them. Sadly, the press has en masse chosen to glom onto but one of the myriad issues I have discussed and would tackle as president.

    Allow me to repeat here what I have said on numerous occasions: I have spoken my piece on this issue, and many people have the same doubts as I have. My concern lies with people like the single mom who recently wrote to me that she now works a third job to pay for the gas to get to the other two.

    My ability as a leader has already been proven. If I should run, and if elected, I will create jobs, balance the budget, negotiate strongly with foreign countries, inspire my fellow Americans and make the United States respected again.

    Donald J. Trump is a real estate developer and TV celebrity who is considering running for the Republican presidential nomination.

  337. huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/21/singing-dnc-donors-disrupt-obama-speech_n_852135.html

    this has the video clip of the singers singing at the fundraiser with O just standing there…

  338. Trump Bristles at Rove Slams — Especially After $100,000 Donation

    Donald Trump is fuming at the man George Bush called “the Brain” and says he may target him just as he did Rosie O’Donnell. Trump is telling business associates that Karl Rove will lead Republicans right down the drain just like he did with Bush’s final moments in office.

    Trump is particularly angry because he says he donated mega-bucks to Rove’s political committees last year but now finds the strategist on Fox News attacking him and the idea of a possible presidential bid.

    A Newsmax source attended a sit-down meeting when Trump talked with about a half-dozen heavyweight Republican donors in Manhattan — largely hedge-fund guys — about his political ambitions.

    According to the source, Trump spent the first 10 minutes talking not about Obama but rather, about Rove, angrily referring to him several times as “the loser” and the man who’s destroying the Republican Party.

    Trump already had voiced his displeasure with Rove, who appeared on Fox recently and slammed the billionaire as a “joke candidate” for his talk about Obama’s birth certificate. He said Trump has put himself on “the nutty right” by raising Obama birth questions and added, “The American people are not going to be hiring him and certainly the Republicans are not going to be hiring him in the Republican primary.”

    On Monday, Trump struck back at Rove during an appearance via phone on “Fox & Friends.” Trump told the audience that Rove doesn’t “love me” because he, Trump, had been critical of Bush.

    “I am very upset with Bush. He gave us Obama and Karl Rove was Bush.

    “You could have backed Abraham Lincoln and he couldn’t have beaten Obama at that time because of what Karl and Bush had done.”
    Rove moderated his return volley on Wednesday, calling Trump “the flavor of the week” during an interview with Fox News’ Greta Van Susteren. Rove said Trump is leading the pack of potential GOP presidential candidates in several polls because he “says outrageous things.”

    The source said: “Trump is angry because he donated to the guy.”

    According to the participant at the meeting, Trump told the high-level donors that Rove saw him shortly before last year’s congressional election. Rove asked for a meeting and Trump agreed.

    The two met at Trump’s Fifth Avenue offices in New
    York. Trump told the group that Rove asked for, and received, a hefty donation from Trump of $100,000, split between two groups Rove was advising to help Republicans in the midterm elections.

    A spokesman confirmed that Trump was at a private meeting and made comments about Rove, but would not confirm or deny the quotes attributed to him here. The spokesman confirmed that Trump did meet with Rove and that he had made a “substantial” donation to Rove’s organizations.

    It has been reported that Rove’s PAC and its sister organization, an issue-advocacy group, raised more than $70 million. Most of the money was raised by the issue-advocacy group, which did not have to release information about its contributors because it did not expressly advocate a candidate.

    Trump told the GOP biggies that he gave without hesitation at Rove’s request and he was shocked to see Rove’s negative attitude towards him on Fox, and thought Rove was a very disloyal guy.

    “He totally kissed my a** when he came to my office. He told me I was the smartest guy in the universe. I couldn’t believe it when he opened up his mouth on Fox,” Trump told the group, according to the source.

    Trump recounted how he destroyed Rosie O’Donnell, who smeared him, and how he didn’t let her get away easily. Trump publicly called O’Donnell a “real loser.” Later, O’Donnell acknowledged that she had made a big mistake going after Trump.

    Karl Rove was unavailable for comment. However, Jonathon Collegio, communications director for American Crossroads, one of Rove’s political organizations, confirmed to Newsmax that Trump had donated to Crossroads.

    “We are very, very grateful for Donald Trump’s 2010 donation of $50,000 to support American Crossroads and our efforts,” he said.

    http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/Trump-Rove-Obama-donation/2011/04/21/id/393697

  339. S.. that was a stupid song and they paid money to do that and there were not even press cameras.. what fucking morons.. Like Charlie Sheen would say, Obuma already got their money.

  340. So Rove doesn’t want to scratch Trumps back after all those donations that Trump made. No doubt Trump must be plotting a cold dish of revenge against GWB’s peripheral Brain.

  341. Trump’s hackles are up over Rove’s cavalier attitude ridiculing him calling him a “clown” after he gace Rove a hefty donation last year-

    Time is right to send your article wbb-

  342. Wbboei – send the City Edition Article through this link

    http://shouldtrumprun.com/contact-us/
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    Done. Thanks Norma. I also told the Trump people that this Hillaris44 is supportive of his efforts to speak truth about Obama, and that if they check this out, they will see it for themselves.

  343. OUR VIEW: ‘Birther’ Trump revives dumbest political fight

    I have made my point of view well-known, including the continued request for President Obama to be transparent with the American people and provide his birth certificate for forensic review.


    That’s what I like to see!

    None of this, “I practically delivered baby Baaarakkkk, changed his nappies and baby sat him until he gave that speech in the Convention”.

    We’re tired of the endless excuses for him, the friends that told friends that told friends, they ‘knew’ him.

    Get out the forensic scientists, like it’s the Shroud of Turin, and tell us when they see the real deal.

  344. Now is the perfect time to reprint that Brazile and Rove article since she’s been made the behind the scenes head of the DNC. Bring her 2008 machinations back into the limelight.

    Charles Krauthammer said on the news tonight that Trump called him today and was very calm and reasonable and wanted to explain why he is a serious candidate. Krauthammer said he felt he needed to give Trump his due about the phone call, then he had to warn Trump that tomorrow’s column will be really rough on Trump again.

    Eliot Spitzer was all over Trump’s finances tonight again, doing CNN’s bidding IMO trying to paint as not that good a businessman. They are trying to go after him where he lives.

  345. Rove is the ugliest version of Mata Hari in history. But the small minded snakes who betrayed her and the big media shills who condemned her to death as a German Spy are a distant mirror of our own Big Media and Bot nation. First the verdict, then the facts, no never mind the facts they might contradict the verdict–and then where would we be? Her story is worth remembering in that context:
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-474631/Mata-Hari-interested-thing–wasnt-espionage.html

  346. Krauthammer says that we must raise the debt limit.

    Krauthammer has been and is critical of Donald Trump. Says he has not changed his opinion or him and unseriousness of the candidacy but said Trump was gracious and nice which surprised Krauthammer.

    Isn’t it amazing that these so called pundits who we many have FORMALLY respected can write critical stuff as if they actually knew a person and are surprised when they actually meet them and discover that they are not like the media drivel would have us believe. Where have we heard that before and how many people commented favorably about Hillary when they ACTUALLY met her.

    Krauthammer?????

  347. We need more good polls for Donald now to prove that the big media attacks are futile, and that the American People trust him more than they trust the political class who are too busy lining their own pockets to do what is right for the country.

  348. miamiherald.com/2011/04/21/2179721_p2/donald-trump-is-turning-republic.html

    Donald Trump is turning Republican Party heads

    Donald Trump ranks high in polls among potential Republican presidential candidates, but is he serious about being commander-in-chief?

    It’s not just about Donald Trump’s celebrity or Barack Obama’s birth certificate. It’s certainly not about his hair.

    Despite the jokes, ridicule and eye-rolling The Donald provokes, polls consistently show him narrowly trailing Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination. Trump has tapped into something.

    “People like the confidence and brazen attitude,’’ said Javier Manjarres, a conservative blogger in Fort Lauderdale who saw Trump at a tea party rally in Boca Raton Saturday. “They know he’s got a lot of issues, but most people are desperate for change. They’d rather compromise with him instead of someone who’s more PC like a Tim Pawlenty or Mitt Romney.”

    For a considerable segment of the Republican base, especially those who closely associate themselves with the conservative tea party movement, Trump’s pugnacious and outrageous attacks on Obama are a refreshing departure from most bland and cautious mainstream politicians. Certainly, the bombast gets him loads of media exposure while other contenders are barely visible.

    Trump the outsider is filling a vacuum in a field of potential Republican candidates — including former Massachusetts Gov. Romney, former Minnesota Gov. Pawlenty , Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, and former Speaker Newt Gingrich — that generates little grass roots enthusiasm. It’s why many activists are still pining for a figure like Jeb Bush or New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to run, and why even people skeptical of Trump are giving him a look.

    “I’m not sure if Trump’s in it for publicity or not, but I do like the fact that he’s willing to challenge and stand up for beliefs he feels strongly about,” said Karen Jaroch, a conservative activist and founder of the Tampa 912 Project, who had hoped South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint had run. “Too often we’re seeing the Republicans bow down and cave in.”

    A Pew Research Center poll released Wednesday found 39 percent of Republicans knew Trump was a possible candidate, more than all the other possible candidates combined.

    “The birther issue definitely isn’t part of our core values, but what Donald Trump is doing is questioning things and saying, ‘Why do we have to just accept everything? Who really is Barack Obama?,’ ’’ said Everett Wilkinson, chairman of the South Florida Tea Party that hosted the rally with Trump last weekend. “He definitely adds some excitement to the race. Finally, someone is standing up and saying we have some serious problems here in America, and if we don’t do something soon there won’t be an America.”

    In Florida last weekend, Trump veered from calling for America to launch a trade war with China to saying America should seize the oil in Iraq and Libya to suggesting that radical former Weather Underground bomber William Ayers authored Obama’s first book.

    “The man that wrote the second book didn’t write the first book. The first book was written by Ernest Hemingway plus. The second book was written by a high school graduate. The difference was like chicken salad and chicken s—,” he said.

    The crowd loved it.

    Few analysts think Trump has a real shot at winning the GOP nomination, but if he does run he could have a big impact on the race — at least its tone. The reality TV star would be a force in debates and compel the other candidates to respond to him.

    But he also would face tougher questions about his business record, and his past support for abortion rights, Democratic candidates, tax increases and a single payer healthcare system.

    “Our people are our greatest asset. We must take care of our own. We must have universal healthcare,” Trump wrote in his 2000 book, The America We Deserve.

    He has said he will announce his intentions by June on his hit show, The Celebrity Apprentice. The conventional wisdom is that he ultimately won’t run.

    “The real winner in this stunt is NBC. He’s getting all this face time for saying things that are a little extreme and at the same time it’s impossible to go on TV or radio without the person interviewing him mentioning his hit show on NBC, The Apprentice,’’ said Joe Culotta, an Orlando-based Republican new media consultant, who thinks Trump’s provocations damage the GOP with swing voters.

    Republican strategist, Roger Stone of Miami, a longtime lobbyist for Trump and Chairman of his 2000 presidential exploratory committee, said the show helped turn Trump into a formidable potential candidate.

    “NBC spends millions of dollars promoting an image of him in which he looks cool and decisive and strong. That’s an image you’re are not getting from Washington. All you get is vacillation,’’ said Stone, noting that polls consistently show Trump performing best among middle-class, middle-income voters and worst among high-income voters.

    Certainly the GOP establishment is horrified by Trump. Karl Rove called him “a joke.” And columnist Charles Krauthammer went with “clown.”

    Trump doesn’t need Wall Street and Washington elites to be a tough candidate, though.

    “They’re elitist and he’s not. They think of him as nouveau riche,” Stone said. “But he speaks the language of the streets.”

    Adam C. Smith can be reached at asmith@sptimes.com.

  349. Southern Born, I have no respect for Krauthammer after how he treated Hillary and sucked up to Obuma. I saw the segment where he was talking about Trump today. He irritates me.

    wbboei, I’m quite surprised at the durability of the Donald. I thought he might fizzle away given the extent of opposition from all sides. Goes to show there may be something here.

  350. for what it is worth…during AI commercial, flipped channels and caught a bit of Laurence O’donnell’s vicious attack on T…

    according to Laurence O…here we go…T is a…you guessed it…a racist…T is the leader of all the RACISTS…T is the leader of all the haters…Seinfeld made much more money for NBC than T…T is a racist who cares little for truth and decency…those were the words coming from Laurence O’Donnell…the same SOB that went after Bill and Hillary…he is the hateful slanderer…vicious and hateful…

    …bla, bla, bla…

    today i was working at home and had tv on in background a lot (and radio when I went out)…everytime i flipped to msnbc to monitor they were talking about T and trying to make him a clown, a circus, and by the eve, with LO’D they had come right out and declared he is a racist…Matthews has been on it for weeks now, although you can sense he fears the power of T…i can’t bare to even look at Ed Shultz but god only knows what that maniac had to say…and as i reported earlier – all the repub pundits and the spokesperson from politico all had only negative and insulting things to say about T

    as someone commented above Spitzer is also stalking T…

    …the full court press is on…

    (btw…there is a good clip of Melania, T’s wife from her appearance on Joy Behar show last night…i did not see the show, but the clip is on Joy B’s website…Melania got her point across very well from the little I did see…

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    if T has his peeps starting to read us…when the time comes…buy some blocks of time to refute all these liars…you have supporters and it is not just the tea party…there are many independents listening to you…you are appealing to the middle class and working people…you are a different voice speaking with common sense and courage…thanks for punching back…continue to be a straight shooter…and start talking and focusing on jobs, jobs, jobs and making things in our country again…

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