Trump Triumphant, Trump Teaching, Trump Trashed

Let’s imagine some horrible, possible, scenarios for the future. It’s 2012, Barack Obama is the Dimocratic nominee and Willard Romney is the Republican Party nominee. Barack Obama and his race-baiters pull the race card out of their dirty deck (as scheduled) and call Willard a “racist” and much of his campaign “racist” code. Willard’s church, the Mormon Church, with its actual history of racist exclusion of blacks is repeatedly raised by Obama’s henchmen. How does Willard Romney respond?

Next: same scenario but in this future the Republican nominee is Tim Pawlenty. Instead of the Mormon Church the Obama race baiters talk about “lily white” Minnesota and Pawlenty’s German mother. The race card is played – call Pawlenty a “racist” and much of his campaign labeled “racist” code. How does Tim Pawlenty respond?

Rinse, repeat the above scenario for every “establishment” candidate. Republicans/conservatives better know that the above scenarios are not conjecture, they will happen. Republicans/conservatives who trash Donald Trump either because he is an “outsider” not one of their own, or because they want a “real” conservative or “serious” candidate, or they are holding out for their favorite delusion candidate (think Paul Ryan, Chris Christie, Allen West, Jeb Bush, “Dark Horse as yet unnamed Ronald Reagan straw-stuffed superhero”), or simply because they don’t like the brash loudmouth from New York, better watch out – you and your preferred candidate will soon be a “racist” too.

Other than Sarah Palin (the Republican establishment hates her too and has already, possibly successfully but not completely yet, “trumped” her and turned her into a “not serious” candidate) and Donald Trump the Republican/conservative candidates thought of as “serious” will be successfully race-baited.

Willard Romney, to answer our earlier question, will make apologies for the racial history of the Mormon Church then proceed to promise never to question the wonderfulness of Barack Obama or the healthy wonderfulness of Obama’s policies – because “I Willard,er, Mitt Romney am not a racist and don’t want racist votes and I will campaign on the issues not personal attacks on Obama or any issue which could in any way be construed as racist and that includes calling Obama a celebrity wannabee do-nothing or questioning his wisdom on economic, health, national security, energy, golf, basketball, or any issue which could in any possible way be construed as racist or any personality or association which could be construed as race code or oh my gosh racism is just so bad and so out of bounds… and omg… only racists would mention black bees…

Tim Pawlenty, again answering our own question, would have a wet noodle response that he himself would think was brutal tough. Pawlenty: “The political history of Minnesota has caused some concern and the allegation has been made that the state I come from is too lily white for me to understand the broad mosaic which is our diverse and wonderful country – but just because it is a white state and I am white and my mom, who died when I was sixteen, is from a country with a certain historical resonance I want to state with full vigor that I am not a racist and I deplore racists and racism and one of the first things I did to prove I am not a racist was to denounce birthers and others who question Barack Obama and let’s not forget that Minnesota elected white men like Hubert Humphrey and Walter Mondale and it has elected a lot of Democrats like them so Minnesota cannot be racist and I am not a Mormon and I will not do anything or say anything or racially code anything or imply anything that any of the many wonderful and serious Washington pundits could in any way be upset about and demote me from the “serious” category and everyone should be assured that I am not a Mormon and as everyone knows I am the safe and serious alternative to just about every other candidate and I too like that Mormon will not say or do anything which is or can in any way be construed as racist and further I will defend Barack Obama and his policies from any attack which serious men like Al Sharpton could in any way construe as racial or race code or in any way white or not approved by the open minded Washington wise men…”

There is a way for Republicans to answer the “racist” charge. We told them, how to answer two years ago – get the Hillary Clinton super-secret weapon. Donald Trump is doing exactly what we suggested – he is hitting back and teaching Willard and Timmy how to do it:

“PORTSMOUTH – Crediting himself with forcing President Barack Obama to make public his Hawaiian birth certificate, billionaire businessman Donald Trump today accused the President, his supporters and the national media of playing the “race card” against him.

In an interview with UnionLeader.com, Trump, who is seriously considering a run for the GOP presidential nomination, said the media is trying to make his pursuit of Obama’s birth certificate issue “a race card,” and, “This has nothing to do with race. Absolutely nothing.

“There is nobody who’s less of a racist than me,” said Trump. [snip]

But in Portsmouth on his first visit to the leadoff primary state since the late 1980s, Trump, in an interview, focused on Obama’s strategy during his bitter 2008 campaign against Hillary Clinton
for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Trump said, “And he did it with (former President Bill) Clinton. Clinton was made into a racist by Obama, and he’s never forgotten it. And there’s nobody that’s less of a racist than Bill Clinton.

“He did it with Bill Clinton, and with Hillary,” Trump continued. “He made them into racists. That’s why I was amazed that Hillary went to work for him.”

He said the President is “probably” trying to do the same to him, “and there’s nobody who’s less of a racist than me.”

Trump said, “Here’s two people, Hillary and Bill Clinton, who really devoted a lot to African-Americans. They did probably as much as anybody, and he made them into racists.”

Trump, insisting that the national media “is very protective of” Obama, said he was still not convinced the birth certificate is real.”

See how easy it is Republicans/conservatives? In mid-April we showed how the race card was about to be deployed against Donald Trump.

There is an important history that all Americans should acquaint themselves with. We wrote about that history in “‘Call Them Racists’ – The New Racism And The Political Importance Of JournoList JournoGate…” and we wrote about it in “Hillary Was Smeared First – DailyCaller, Race-baiting JournoList, And DailyKos DailyKooks....” Donald Trump has done his homework and understands what he have written. Republicans/conservatives, candidates and partisans of those candidates had better get acquainted with that history too if they want to be part of the 2012 discussion.

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In The Trump Card we wrote:

“If Barack Obama ever comes up with a legitimate birth certificate that contains no damaging information on it we will all be able to thank Donald Trump. If Obama refuses to ever produce a birth certificate The Donald will continue to hammer Obama.”

Why Republicans/conservatives were concerned that somehow Trump was a “distraction” from the “serious” issues is something that never made much sense. We understand why partisans of other candidates did not like that Trump was disrupting their preferred dull narrative. But the “distraction” argument from honestly concerned Republicans/conservatives never made much sense. Democratic pollster Douglas Schoen explains “The First Lesson From The Trump Candidacy”:

“… with the release of President Obama’s birth certificate Wednesday, there will be an increasing hue and cry from the Left that Trump is either illegitimate, ill-informed, or unqualified to be president. And he may well be some, if not all, of those things.

But, we live in a time of crisis, and the American people are looking for leadership. And what the underlying message of the Trump campaign has been, irrespective of substance, is that he is a leader, able to provide solutions and answers, at a time when the American people lament the absence of direct and obvious approaches to the nation’s problems.

Trump’s rise in the Republican primary polls, not withstanding today’s reports, will not be lost on a Republican field that is desperate to get traction. And those Republican candidates who ultimately announce and go forward will realize is one fundamental truth: The only way for them to gain support and visibility is to take the fight directly to the president, both in terms of their own perception of his lack of personal qualifications, as well as their substantial disagreements with White House policy both at home and abroad.

That last sentence is what Trump is teaching, is why Trump is Trashed, and explains why Trump is triumphant.

As Schoen writes, Trump is not the only one who will be trashed:

“The fact that the White House felt compelled to rebut Trump directly indicates that they will run a more aggressive, and I dare say, more negative campaign against the Republicans.

Put simply, if this election is a referendum on Obama, the administration is increasingly convinced they will lose. If the election is a referendum on the Republicans, the White House believes they have a better than 50% chance of winning.

What the Trump candidacy shows is, even if he is wrong, and fundamentally wrong on a number of his assertions, his style, his approach, and his persona are what the Republicans need if they are to successfully take the fight to an increasingly unpopular president.

The “Racist Smear” has been deployed and like they Syrian army attacking other Syrians will only escalate and get uglier and uglier.

“Party like it’s 2008: Access bloggers deploy the racist smear

2012 already? I love it! Alas for our Nobel Peace Prize-winning* Beloved Leader’s remaining defenders in the career “progressive” tribe, the racist smear is the only card they’ve got. Which is why they play it all the time.

Last I checked — Readers, please refresh my memory — we don’t have Obama’s college transcripts, we don’t know how Obama got into Columbia from Occidental, and Obama never published anything at Harvard Law (yeah, notes in the Law Review are anonymous, but nobody’s produced even a single plausible candidate for a note that might have been written by Obama). That’s what we don’t know, and all factions across the spectrum don’t know it. So, is it racist to point out what we don’t know?

RACIST JOAN WALSH (hey, we are not the ones who accuse her of being a “racist” – those accusations come from Obama lovers and the redundant race-baiters who call Glenn Greenwald and anyone who dares not worship Obama a “racist”) is very upset that Donald Trump won yesterday:

“Will the media, and the majority of likely Republican primary voters who say Obama wasn’t born here, get the message? My fear is that they won’t. Trump the Carny beat the president to the media, taking credit for the release of the birth certificate, but moving on to demand that Obama now show Americans the grades that got him into Columbia and Harvard. “I’ve heard he was a terrible student at Occidental,” Trump blathered. “I don’t know why he doesn’t just release his records.” The cretins at World Net Daily told Justin Elliott that Obama’s still lying.

I understand why the president made the decision he did, and I fervently hope it works the way he wanted. But I worry that bowing to bullying rewards bullies, and this paranoid, vicious faction in American politics, the one that says a black president has to show extra papers, extra credentials to be accepted, will never be satisfied. It is time for the media to ignore Trump and Taitz and Corsi and their lies.”

We never heard racist Joan Walsh angry that Obama was bowing to dictatorial bullies who hate America and Americans. We don’t understand how racist Joan Walsh, a supposed journalist, gets so upset that Obama is being held to the promise he himself made to be the most transparent president ever. Why does racist Joan Walsh not tell Valerie Jarrett that not releasing more Obama documents is racist? Why does racist Joan Walsh not want Obama to show how great his grades were and prove all those wonderful things he did for his constituents and thereby release all the boxes of documents Obama cannot seem to even locate? Why does Joan Walsh hate the black man?

Racist Joan Walsh is correct about her surmise that yesterday was not a good day for Obama but was a good day for Donald Trump. Some Republican/conservatives who think they are “serious” are coming up with some kooky theories about what is going on and why Obama did what he did yesterday and are inciting attacks on Trump. These serious Republican/conservatives concoct the oddball theories that Obama wanted to pump up Trump – along with other crazy – not aware we answered the “why?” question yesterday. The Associated Press today agrees with us that Trump had stomped Obama.

Trump is triumphant today but only some Republicans/conservatives want to take that as good news. Trump is Triumphant:

“A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters finds Trump with 19% support, just ahead of the former governors, Massachusetts’ Romney at 17% and Arkansas’ Huckabee with 15%.

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin and ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich are tied for fourth place with nine percent (9%) each, closely followed by Texas Congressman Ron Paul at eight percent (8%). Rounding out the list are former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty (5%) and Mitch Daniels, the current governor of Indiana, at three percent (3%). Five percent (5%) like some other candidate, and 11% are undecided when presented with this list of candidates.

In January, before Trump began making noises about seeking the GOP nomination, Romney led the pack among likely primary voters with 24% support, followed by Palin (19%), Huckabee (17%) and Gingrich (11%).”

If those numbers don’t convince Trump is Triumphant, listen to faded child star Joey Lawrence. Out of the mouth of babes:

“He’s somebody out of the box and I think that some of the stuff he’s saying makes sense. It sounds like you and I would say it, and it’s time. I’m tired of ’so politically correct’ every step of the way. It’s like there are times when we need to say, ‘We’re getting our rear ends kicked, we are the world leader, we need to step up and act like it.’” [snip]

“Obama was something fresh, and new, and people wanted to put their faith in his message of being different and ‘change’ … but that fell flat because he gets in there and it’s pretty much the same old thing,” Lawrence said. “I think everybody can agree on that, there’s no real change.”

After expressing concern for the country’s debt situation and Obama’s fund-raising plans, Lawrence commended Trump for being a successful businessman.

Everyone is so afraid to say anything,” Lawrence said. “I keep my political views private; I think that’s the best way to do it. But I have no problem calling a spade a spade. I think Donald is an interesting character. He’s an amazing CEO, this is a business. This is a business, running this country is a business and it has not been run the last decade the right way, whether it’s Republican or Democrat, so it’s not really a party issue, it’s more of a person issue. Somebody has to get in there and really hold people accountable.”

Watch out with that “calling a spade a spade” talk Joey… you too will be called a “racist.”



Craig Shirley at Politico thinks that yesterday was a triumph of “new media” versus “old media”:

“This is a significant story and not because President Obama caved so easily to political pressure to release his birth certificate.

Whether he was born in the United States is irrelevant. What is relevant is he reacted to the pressure of the New Media.

The “New Media” has defeated the “Old Media.”

The New Media of talk radio and websites and bloggers and conservative columnists have, in the past, won skirmishes over the Old Media of the networks and the big-city newspapers. But this was a major battle in which the odds were against the New Media, as it wasn’t even unified on this issue, as the Old Media was defending Obama.”

We’re not sure about that “new media” versus “old media” stuff. A lot of the “new” is the “old” in new digital bottles. And kudos to ABC’s Jake Tapper for calling Obama’s reasoning of yesterday rubbish.

We hope for change from Big Media outlets like ABC and that they start to denounce the race card. The race card is being played already and it is not yet 2012. Yesterday Whoopi Goldberg made an explicit declaration that the race card is now in play. Poopie Goldberg is not alone in shouting “RACIST!

Big Media is on the warpath and will call anyone who opposes Barack Obama a “racist.” Joey Lawrence knows this. Do Willard and Timmy know this? Do the Republicans/conservatives who are attacking Donald Trump know this?

Jesse Jackson is race-baiting about the birth certificate issue. Big Media Bob Schieffer is race-baiting about Obama’s grades and as a supposed journalist he does not want anyone asking for documents – he wants to believe in the faith of Mess-iah. For Bob Schieffer any question about Obama is “racist”.

No Big Media figure asked Obama yesterday when he angrily said “I have more important things to do” what golf course Obama was going to.

We don’t know exactly what golf courses Obama will be going to. But we do know that, to borrow George W’s mangled genius phrase – Obama is on a low rode on his high horse. Even African-American columnists are getting race-baited and it is going to get worse:

“… whenever I write something even mildly critical of President Barack Obama, the phone calls and e-mails come with protestations from his many sycophants. [snip]

It’s a shame that some folks (especially black ones) feel he is beyond critique. Their ridiculous rationale is that if I critique him, then I am only doing dirty work for the Republican Party; plus making it harder for him to be re-elected. I beg to disagree. Barack Obama is only human; he is not infallible.”

Obama has unleashed the race-baiters. Donald Trump is ready to stomp them down. Don’t count on Willard and Timmy to fight.

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184 thoughts on “Trump Triumphant, Trump Teaching, Trump Trashed

  1. and omg… only racists would mention black bees…”
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    LMAO. I knew you were stalking me, Admin.

  2. Wilard is DoA because they can’t go after Obamacare. They think they can make the state vs. fed difference but the crooks in Obama and his handlers will make mincemeat of that.

  3. Great post Admin.

    Trump is triumphant.

    The word ‘triumphant’ looks like:

    Trump + elephant

    One good thing about pulling the race card on anyone that isn’t an Obama supporter, after 2012 the card will be worn out and no one will care if it’s pulled on them again, something that PUMAs are already used to.

  4. Britain withdraws Syria’s wedding invitation

    Britain on Thursday withdrew the Syrian ambassador’s invitation on the eve of the royal wedding, while it emerged that Kate Middleton will not promise to obey Prince William in her marriage vows.

    Seeking to end a diplomatic spat that was fast becoming a headache for organisers, Foreign Secretary William Hague said it was “unacceptable” for the envoy to attend because of Syria’s crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.

    “In the light of this week’s attacks against civilians by the Syrian security forces, which we have condemned, the Foreign Secretary has decided that the presence of the Syrian ambassador at the royal wedding would be unacceptable and that he should not attend,” a Foreign Office statement said.

    http://royalwedding.yahoo.com/blogs/britain-withdraws-syria-invite-royal-wedding-7353?nc
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    What does Kate Middleton’s wedding vows have to do with this story?

  5. The Republicans have two choices: nominate Donald Trump or hoist the white flag. There is no other serious option. None. The rest of their field are back benchers. They cannot solve problems. They cannot inspire independents. They cannot even excite their own base. In a word, they are pathetic. If Trump is the only one speaking for the American People, and you want to destroy him, then we do our level best to destroy you.

  6. BigCatLover, we’re not stalking, but we could not resist that shout out to the uppities. 🙂

    BTW, now Syria and Obama have something in common – they are not wanted at the wedding. Others might not have gotten invites but the Brits did not want B.O. stinking up the proceedings.

  7. And Confloyd–you thought I was a Republican? Ha. Well, . . . as they say in the Ozarks, I wuz but I aint.

  8. I am so darn glad Trump has decided to take on Barry.

    This election without Hillary would be another war of WhoCares candidates spinning more bs and apathy would be the national pass time.

    When the new boy band labels themselves the ‘Young Guns’ and shows up with water pistols…we knew we were in deep $hit.

  9. Wilard is DoA because they can’t go after Obamacare.
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    True. If they do not nominate Trump, and I realize that is a longshot, I believe they will end up with the forever folksie Huckabee.

  10. One good thing about pulling the race card on anyone that isn’t an Obama supporter, after 2012 the card will be worn out and no one will care if it’s pulled on them again, something that PUMAs are already used to.
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    No. If it succeeds again in 2012, it will never ever go away. Why not? Because in politics, nothing succeeds like success. Negative campaigning is de rigeur even though it is decried. And there are large demographic groups who respond like lemmings to that scurrilous charge.

  11. I read Bob $hitfier called Trump a racist, maybe Bob $hitfier needs to have a little talk with Dan Rather who last year said Waffles looks like a man trying to sell watermelons on the side of the road (I’m paraphrasing).
    And the media completely covered up for danny rather.

  12. With all the problems folks are finding on the bc, when is someone going to say ‘Obama thinks the American people are fools?’

  13. This election without Hillary would be another war of WhoCares candidates spinning more bs and apathy would be the national pass time.
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    My crystal ball tells me that deteriorating events will trump conventional political wisdom.

  14. wbb

    Nope, I disagree with ya on the race card.
    It isn’t made of titanium.

    Negative campaigning will never go away, saying that this half black guy is protected by the race card is another.

  15. hmmm… I still have my hopes pinned on sarah.
    Hillary would be awesome if she was running.

    the dream would have them run against each other so either way we couldnt lose.
    my opinion 😉

  16. Trump needs to face this race card head on, and I mean head on. No backing down. People are sick and tired of it and they know its being played.
    Waffle’s support in PA, you know that bitter clinger state, will continue to plummet as Trump brings up Rev Wright, “clinging to guns and religion”, etc

    there needs to be 2 tracks, one on how to get jobs back, how to build a strong middle class, etc. Second track, bring up everything the lame media covered up in 2008, and there is a $hitload of stuff there.

  17. Frankly, the next time the WH even infers that Trump is a racist, Trump needs to punch hard and fast and ask explicitly: “So is the Obama administration planning on calling everyone who critizes them a racist?”, “I know he thinks Americans cling to guns and religion and now I guess he thinks everyone who doesn’t worship him is a racist!”, watch then as the Waffles shrinks and runs to Okra.
    PA people remember, I have family in PA, they have not forgotten and those that were fooled into voting for Waffles now are admitting they were bamboozled.

  18. There is one explanation for these false charges of racism directed against Donald by big media, and any sentient person knows exactly what it is. Obama’s disclosure caught them entirely off guard, and they were shown to be liars. After all, they took the position that he could not obtain a copy of his long form birth certificate, and he undercut that position by showing the world that indeed he could. Hence, their misplaced sense of pride is hurting.

  19. More information about this fake/irrelevant document posted yesterday as Barack Øbama’s birth certificate. (From a comment on GatewayPundit)

    No, the doc presented this morning is NOT a copy of the original long form birth certificate issued and filed in 1961 (assuming it exists). THE HAWAII DEPT OF HEALTH HASN’T CLAIMED IT TO BE ANYTHING BUT A COMPUTER-GENERATED COPY OR “ABSTRACT.”

    The operative phrase at the bottom is that it is a “COPY OR ABSTRACT” (abstract meaning lifted summary information; not necessarily complete information or a reproduction of the entire document.)
    (hat tip to DrCary, commentator at Post & EMail News)

    What’s important to know: Fuddy of the HDOH says this is a “computer-generated certified copy” produced outside their usual policies, which she gave herself authority to waive, just in Obama’s case, because he’s the president. What’s a computer-generated certified copy? That could include and probably does include a photoshopped image like we see here. This in no way is an actual photocopy of the original long-form birth certificate.
    (hat tip to SapphireSunday, commentator at Post & Email News)

    From Fox News: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/04/27/obama-birth-certificate-moved-secure-location-months-ago/#ixzz1Km2BoUni

    “Officials in Hawaii had said state law PROHIBITS THEM FROM RELEASING THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE FULL BIRTH CERTIFICATE FILING – EVEN IF THE PRESIDENT HIMSELF REQUESTED A COPY. But that didn’t stop the president from requesting last week two certified copies of certificate of live birth from Director of Health Loretta J. Fuddy. On Monday, Fuddy complied. ‘As director of health for the state of Hawaii, I have the legal authority TO APPROVE THE PROCESS by which copies of such records are made. Through that authority, in recognition of your status as president of the United States, I am MAKING AN EXCEPTION to the current departmental policy which is TO ISSUE A COMPUTER-GENERATED CERTIFIED COPY,’ she wrote.”
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    The exception was to issue a COMPUTER-GENERATED certified copy. So they admit it’s computer generated. That might include all the photoshopping that seems to be in evidence. Another exception might be to not print the late or delayed or amended notification. Another exception might be to make this an abstract containing only the LATEST (most recent) permutation of all the facts contained in the “full birth certificate filing.” Which might mean elimination of the names of the biological parents, if he was adopted, replaced by the adoptive parents. Which might mean elimination of his name at birth, as opposed to what it is now, after being amended in their records. Which might mean elimination of the fact that at birth no father was named, but one was later added, via amendment, but this computer-generated abstract isn’t showing that out of deference to his status as president. You see how it goes?

    Even he can’t get access to the FULL information. So what was embarrassing on the original that is now not evident on this supposed long-form which is NOT a TRUE COPY OF HIS ORIGINAL LONG-FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE? It’s a computer-generated abstract, created just for him outside their usual policies and procedures. Didn’t a legislator want to pass a law so they could do just this? Create a “something” especially for Obama? Well, looks like it’s been done without a special law.
    (again, thank you to SapphireSunday, commentator at Post & Email News, for the preceding two paragraphs. I could have rewritten them and made them my own, but why mess with perfection?)

    From Fox News: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/04/27/obama-birth-certificate-moved-secure-location-months-ago/#ixzz1Km2BoUni

    [Said Attorney General David Louie,] “Director Fuddy exercised her legal authority in a completely appropriate manner in this unique circumstance.

    (snip)

    Abercrombie issued the following statement on Wednesday:

    “Considering all of the investigations that have been done and the information that has been provided, no rational person can question the President’s citizenship. We have found a way – once again – to confirm what we already knew: the President was born here in Hawai‘i. State officials of both parties have verified that President Obama’s birth records show that he was born in Honolulu.

  20. note to Trump’s people with respect to the BC issue:

    When confronted by the Waffles worshipping media, ask them to ask Waffles why did they hide it for over 3 years? Trump needs to say something like this: “Well, I don’t know why they hid it for over 3 years, I think its because they thought it was politically beneficial to them to hid it, when it wasn’t they had to release it. Unfortunately, there was an Air Force colonel that could have avoided jail time if he was allowed discovery to get the BC, instead Waffles hid the BC because he was more beneficil to him politically, so its pretty amazing to see a CIC put his political advantages above a decorated US military Air Force colonel”

  21. Frankly, the next time the WH even infers that Trump is a racist, Trump needs to punch hard and fast and ask explicitly: “So is the Obama administration planning on calling everyone who critizes them a racist?”, “I know he thinks Americans cling to guns and religion and now I guess he thinks everyone who doesn’t worship him is a racist!”, watch then as the Waffles shrinks and runs to Okra.
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    The false charge of racism is a hit and run tactic of the left. I would like to see Trump confront it harder, and slam the accuser who bears false witness in the moment. False charges of racism are the last bastion of scoundrels. They are a form of slander, blackmail and perjury. They are license to witch hunt innocent people. People who make false claims of this nature should be called to answer in the public square for their sins.

  22. Admin, I have a comment created at 8:19pm that is in moderation due to the number of links in it. It is about the authenticity of the fraud’s birth certificate. Could you please release it? Thanks in advance.

  23. It’s obvious that many are taking what was presented yesterday as BØ’s birth certificate as truth. Personally, I think that it is a lie AGAIN.

  24. “The false charge of racism is a hit and run tactic of the left. I would like to see Trump confront it harder, and slam the accuser who bears false witness in the moment. False charges of racism are the last bastion of scoundrels”

    wbboei I absolutely agree with you, Trump needs to hit much, very much harder and then keep hammering, “I saw what Obama did to Hillary and Bill in 2008, calling them racists, now he’s doing that to me”.
    hey Trump, hit hard and then play the race card victim.

  25. tim
    I think we are both from the Keystone State and if I am correct I urge you to pick up the phone and give the PA Republican party a swift kick in the ass. They are doing nothing to take down Casey, he has voted over and over again against the interests of PA. 100% behind bambi. Pa Repugs are doing nothing to hold the man accountable. Zip. nada. zilch.
    Why?

  26. LOL, I just watched the video admin posted above, Trump calls Charles Krathhammer “a sad fool”

    HA HA, that is too funny and pretty accurate, Trump really has a way with words. He explained his position, and then said this is what I think, and it makes sense to most Americans, and then the elitists like Charles K who disagree with Trump, he called him “a sad fool”

  27. pm317
    April 28th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    This is what presidential looks like, wow!

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    Great photo of our President!

  28. henry — good point, I will definitely have to press my relatives there to get more involved, especially since they were Hillary dems, now independents.

    here is Trump’s full press conference from yesterday (my apologies I did not post the complete one yesterday), the man is on fire!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aszpJ1Iuroo

  29. tim
    April 28th, 2011 at 8:24 pm
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    If Trump consents to an interview with Scheiffer, he should make it a point to call Scheiffer out on it without prior notice, and watch the son of a bitch stammer. How does Scheiffer–a Rather lieutenant, know whether Trump is a racist or not. Like a mindless fool he is just hurling words around. It is no different than other members of the left calling conservatives nazis. I have a lot of respect for the people of Fort Worth, and I cannot believe they would be rather disappointed with their favorite son on that fine point.

  30. …on the last thread i mentioned that this constant and overuse of the ‘race card and anyone criticizing O is a racist’ is insulting to thinking people…and it is particularly insulting to AA men and women…it is demeaning…obviously it is meant to drive a wedge, create division and shut people up…to censor what they are allowed to say…as Joey Lawrence said today ‘Everyone is afraid to say anything’ Shhhhhh….Shhhhhh…

    …thankfully T can read the tea leaves (so to speak)(and hopefully Big Pink) and he is going to turn the tables and PUSHBACK…

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    re: today’s polls and T being Triumphant…

    T can add another term to his repertoire “…WINNING!” : )

  31. Just a quick comment on the Doprah interview with the Precious yesterday. Doprah looked like hell.

  32. Is anything on the news besides the coverage of the Royal Wedding?

    I cried over Diana’s death, but I am not into the excitement of this wedding. A couple of photos, a short clip in the carriage and one of the dress in the church, and I’m done.

    I really don’t care about the rest.

  33. What we wrote about years ago- repeated today at National Review:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/265880/birth-certificate-where-are-indignant-questions-obama-andrew-c-mccarthy

    One of the things Obama said yesterday was unintentionally striking. He contended that no one should ever have questioned his birth certificate because credible people who had seen it had described it in affidavits. Naturally, he didn’t mention why they were in the position of having to describe it in affidavits: namely, because Obama had refused to authorize production of the actual birth certificate, which he could have done at any moment over the last three years. Look how easy it would have been.

    When I read in Dan’s post yesterday about how the White House was also releasing the relevant correspondence between Obama’s lawyers and the Hawaii health department regarding the certificate, I said to myself: “Okay, we are finally going to learn that there’s been some bureaucratic complication beneath all this intrigue.” But no: The request for certified copies of the birth certificate was (finally) made last week, on a Friday, in two short letters — including a four-sentence letter signed by the president that obviously took him considerably less time to review than it takes to stretch before teeing off at the first hole. The birth certificate was produced the following business day (Monday) — with the health department expressing hope that its production “will end the numerous inquiries” it had gotten over the years, which “have been disruptive to staff operations and have strained State resources.” And Obama was able to do his dog-and-pony show yesterday morning, only five days after asking the health department to produce the document.

    If George W. Bush, Sarah Palin, or even a Republican the media likes (say, John McCain) had taken purposeful steps to block examination of so basic a document, the media would surely have turned such obstinacy into a scandal. The public might not have leapt to extravagant conclusions about whether they’d really been born in Kenya, or on Mars, or wherever. But they’d have thought it was intolerably strange that campaigns were retaining lawyers and amassing affidavits rather than just producing a seemingly innocuous, readily producible document. The story would never have been about the people asking for the birth certificate; it would have been about the candidate who was moving heaven and earth to prevent people from seeing it.

    And let’s not ignore that Obama did move heaven and earth. This is not just a matter of him thumbing his nose at a fringe collection of nutty “birthers.” There have been several court cases. It is flat out bizarre that one should have to be sued to compel conformance with a routine that millions of Americans comply with every day. Many of these court cases, if not all, could have been short-circuited (indeed, many of the later ones would not have been filed at all) if Obama had just produced the birth certificate. Instead, he not only refused to produce it; he and his campaign paid thousands of dollars in legal fees (in some places it is reported to be well over a million dollars) to fight the lawsuits — and Obama’s lawyers even threatened to seek disciplinary sanctions against lawyers for daring to file the lawsuits. Since Obama has been president, moreover, not just the time of courts and private lawyers has been tied up; government lawyers have had to spend their time — on the public’s dime — on this nonsense. [snip]

    The constitutional question material to the matter of Obama’s eligibility — and one that is unlikely ever to get serious consideration — is whether Obama is a “natural born” citizen. That question centers on the ramifications, if any, of the fact that Obama’s father was not an American, and of Obama’s status as a dual citizen (of Kenya for a time, and possibly of Indonesia). Obama had to know that he had nothing to fear from production of the long-form certificate on this score — it doesn’t provide any relevant information that wasn’t already known.

    So, assuming as we should the legitimacy of the long-form birth certificate produced yesterday, the only thing that makes sense is that Obama knows the mainstream media is in his hip pocket. That is, he knew that he would not be held to the same standard as other politicians, and that if he acted in an unreasonable manner by withholding basic, easily available information that any other person seeking the presidency would be expected — be compelled — to produce, the media would portray as weirdos those demanding the information, not Obama and his stonewalling accomplices. And he also knows that, having now finally produced the document only because the game was starting to hurt him politically, the media will not focus on how easy it would have been to produce the birth certificate three years ago, or on how much time and money has been wasted by his gamesmanship; they’ll instead portray him as beleaguered and the people who have been seeking the basic information (i.e., doing the media’s job) as discredited whackos.

    It’s hard to say what’s more depressing, Obama’s cynicism or the zeal with which the media does his bidding.

  34. David Corn: keep on whoring Big Media:

    http://motherjones.com/politics/2011/04/why-obama-took-on-birthers

    In the minutes before Obama’s appearance in the press briefing room, White House reporters observed that this moment seemed absurd. “This is like a movie,” Todd said. The most powerful fellow in the world was going to answer the most ridiculous question in recent political history—and the media was jumping up and down in anticipation. (Obama’s case proven.) But as is their way, Obama and his aides were looking to use this episode to their advantage and make (if not score) larger points. But can he turn the end of birtherism into a teachable moment? That may well depend on how the media covers it.

  35. I’m not watching the wedding either, I wish them the best, but I really couldn’t care less about this whole thing. My wife, nieces, SIL, don’t seem that interested either, they are all somewhat curious about the dresses, flowers, food, etc, but that’s about it.

  36. “Instead, he not only refused to produce it;”

    Not only that, a decorated air force colonel could have been kept out of prison, all he requested was prrof that Waffles was consitutionally legimate, and yet his lawyers were not allowed any discovery.

    Pretty obvious to see Waffles couldn’t give a damn about military personnel, as long as something is politically advantageuos to him, he couldn’t care less if it hurt military personnel.

  37. I’ve been watching the tornado stories on the internet. How heartbreaking for those affected by these storms.

    I am starting to hear thunder right now here in Florida. I hope that we don’t experience anything similar to what others have experienced yesterday throughout the south. Since I moved here about 5 years ago from NJ, there was one tornado outbreak in February 2009 I believe, that killed 20+ people that night. The tornadoes first touched down a few miles away from here and skipped across the center of the state. I remember being up about 2:00am with the TV on while being on my desktop. The warning came on the television and there was supposedly rotating winds just off the coast a couple miles away. I remember that day being a really weird weather day here since the winds were so strange coming from all different directions. It was so windy that day. Even when I lived in the mountains of NJ, there was a tornado that touched down about 5 miles away from where I lived. It destroyed most of a dairy farm. As a matter of fact, there was another tornado about 5 miles away from where I worked that travelled west along Rt. 8o during evening rush hour. It just shows that these storms can pop up almost anywhere.

  38. James Carville writes an smart article but wimps out at the end by allowing the suggestion that Obama was somehow smart (instead of what he clearly thinks – that Obama boobed again):

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/04/27/carville.birther/index.html

    Today’s big winner is Donald Trump. His news conference this morning was an utterly brilliant performance in which he claimed, with considerable justification, that he alone was able to get the president of the United States to accomplish what no one else could, not the Clintons, not the press, not anybody: the release of President Obama’s “long form” birth certificate.

    Trump then parlayed this remarkable feat into something even bigger, taking the Saudis and the Chinese to task to increase oil production and to fairly value their currency, respectively.

    There is no question that today’s events gave Trump a huge political opening. It is also agreed by all, including myself, that despite his exceptional brilliance on this morning of April 27, he would be a completely disastrous nominee for the GOP. [snip]

    Was it, as they claim, that the administration was so driven to the point of distraction that members were no longer able to focus on the multitude of serious issues facing the country? Or is there another explanation that makes more sense and would lead one to hope that the White House is smarter than it looks?

    With these bids duly reviewed and the bluffs factored in, even Ms. Nippy would surely conclude that these facts “trump the trick.”

    So, in the words of Jack Cafferty, “Here’s my question to you:” What motivated the White House to become a part of the spectacle at this stage in the game? Was the posting of the birth certificate an intentional move to bolster the political standing of Donald Trump? This is one Democrat that hopes it was, as it would demonstrate a political move of great sophistication and overall strategic brilliance.

  39. A political move of great sophistication and overall strategic brilliance? Let’s see. What brilliance has this fraud shown since in office? Carville is definitely smarter than that comment. If anything, it was a political move made to try to salvage a struggling boob who realized that the issue was now starting to hurt him politically as the Donald made inroads into independents. Øbama was being reactive, not proactive, thus, negating the strategic brilliance meme.

  40. Obama’s Response to Fatah-Hamas Unity? Silence

    Thursday, April 28, 2011

    A terrorist organization called Hamas has joined the “moderate” unelected government of Mahmoud Abbas, thus “uniting” the Palestinian people.

    Does the president of the United States have a response? Not yet, and that is troubling, writes Jonathan Tobin at Commentary.

    … what remains to be seen is how President Obama will respond. Obama has been rumored to be mulling his own Middle East peace plan even though advancing one under these circumstances is an invitation to disaster and diplomatic humiliation. But Abbas’s decision to ally itself with an entity that the United States rightly considers a terrorist group means that Obama must now decide, not only whether to pressure Israel to deal with the new Palestinian axis, but also whether to sanction the PA as well.

    There is little question that there will be some voices within the administration raised in favor of ignoring or downplaying the fact that the PA is now formally part of a terrorist partnership. If Obama is serious about standing up against terrorism and for peace he must denounce this deal. Even more, he must show Abbas that there are consequences for those who cross the United States in this manner. The flow of aid, which is the lifeblood of the bankrupt PA must be threatened if not cut off. Even more, Obama must serve notice on the Palestinians. So long as they choose to be represented by Hamas, they will get no help from the United States in their quest for statehood.

    Members of Congress have already responded by calling for an end to Palestinian aid.

    How will Obama respond? Is he truly dedicated to Israel’s peace and security, or is that lip service? We will see in the days and months ahead.

    http://www.worldjewishdaily.com/obama-unity-deal.php

  41. What motivated the White House to become a part of the spectacle at this stage in the game? Was the posting of the birth certificate an intentional move to bolster the political standing of Donald Trump? This is one Democrat that hopes it was, as it would demonstrate a political move of great sophistication and overall strategic brilliance.

    ———-
    I don’t know about this paragraph. I find that when something has a possible double meaning, the not so hidden meaning is what the author is after.

    On the one hand, how could Carville praise a Rethug that trumped the Dem President without trying to undercut him in the end to show his loyalty with the Dem party?

    Where is the brilliance of Obama on this move? How could it possibly hurt Trump? Either the BC long form is real and unaltered, or it isn’t. Either way, it shows something of Obama, either the truth or more lies.

  42. The title of the article is: Chris Matthews, you ignorant slut.

    http://www.redstate.com/moe_lane/2011/04/28/chris-matthews-you-ignorant-slut/

    I begged The Right Scoop for the embed code for this clip that they did for Ace of Spades HQ. Begged for it:

    For those without video access: it shows two clips from the same episode of the Chris Matthews show. In the first clip, Matthews and guests laughingly question George Bush’s (who is, I hear, a white guy and former American President) academic credentials; and in the second clip, Matthews and other guests bitterly whine that… nobody ever questions a white President’s academic credentials.

    This, ten minutes later.

    I’m very tempted to rant about this, but I keep coming up against the awkward problem that this would require me to take the utterances of Chris Matthews more seriously than Chris Matthews does himself. So I won’t. But remember this the next time that somebody tells you that MSNBC needs to be taken seriously in the field of political analysis (or even in the field of has-the-wit-to-come-in-out-of-the-rain); this is an impressive nadir of credibility, even for them…

    Moe Lane

    PS: Underpants go on inside the trousers, Matthews. Just in case the sequence has been getting tricky, lately.

  43. When the media, elitist, blacks, etc start screaming that it is RACIST that the first black president has been asked for his birth certificate, school records, grades, background and when they attack Donald Trump in the most vicious ways, maybbe he and others should agree that racism IS taking place.

    Then he should say:

    How dare anyone not treat President Obama like every other president who has been vetted and investigated and their backgounds made public. Now it is truly RACIST that the media would not check out BO like all the other presidents and maybe go way overboard like they did with Bill Clinton. Shame on the media for being so racist to Obama. He needs to be treated like the white presidents.

  44. pm317 – did you see this on the last thread? I think that Lame Cherry person must have read this blog last night! lol

    democrat1
    April 28th, 2011 at 4:46 pm
    I do not know if it is true, but I wish it is true.

    From Lame Cherry Blog
    ———————–

    …..The fluidity of this is that Donald Trump as a Reformed Republican taking this on using Emanuel’s insider information is going to put Obama in deep tutu………..which then opens the door for Hillary Clinton without rival to take the nomination of the Democrats in 2012.

    Donald Trump is doing the dirty work.

  45. admin
    April 28th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Long article on Soros at Politico:
    ______________________

    Obama’s poll numbers for 2012 are not what they were in 08′. The reason why Soros is having difficulty deciding where to put his money. In spite of the fact, he has personally validated the SOS’s in every battleground state as “pliable” and “flexible” to his pov- still, would the gap in the results of the 2012 election be too overwhelming to overcome- Seeing Obama is becoming the most despised man in America and the World- Europe sending a subtle signal, they do not want him around publicly dis-inviting the Obamas to William and Kate’s nuptials scheduled tomorrow morning.

    Or to put it another way: Obama’s poor performance as a US president with the only requirement for the job being ‘a people pleaser’ has failed so miserably and with the latest revelation Obama does not qualify under the Constitutional requirement for the US presidency- Soros is weighing whether $750M can overcome the fractured image Obama now presents as a good bet for 2012?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLMr_itdepA&NR=1

  46. admin@11:59
    Chris Matthews is losing it. First the tingle up his leg, and now he has near term memor lose. I guess they don’t even listen to themselves.

    I was at the grocery store, in line discussing the BC, and the young check out person, who obviously voted for O said, Oh, they validated it yesterday. I said they did not. I am a researcher in this area and all they did was show a computer scanned document. No expert has been hired to validate, and not one has come forward like they do at Christies auction house and signed an affadavide that this is the genuiune. If they do, and it is found to be a fake, there credentials and careers are down the tubes.

    I just don’t understand why that has not been noticed. NO ONE HAS SIGNED ANY DOCUMENT THAT STATES I AM AN EXPERT, BASED ON SUCH AND SUCH, AND I VAIDATE THAT THIS IS A TRUE DOCUMENT.

    I guess validator had to have experience in validating. Don’t think neighborhood organizer would hack it.

  47. Trump in Las Vegas last night (earlier tonight):

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-trump-las-vegas-20110429,0,2737679.story

    Trump gives Las Vegas Republicans an earful

    In a speech peppered with expletives, the billionaire and possible presidential hopeful continues to go after Obama, but gets the most applause for foreign policy ideas such as demanding oil and payment from nations where the U.S. plays a big role.

    Reporting from Las Vegas—
    Donald Trump brought his presidential flirtation to Las Vegas Thursday night, portraying President Obama as a weak leader and pushing an aggressive foreign policy agenda that involves, among other things, extracting oil from war-torn countries as the price for American protection.

    “In the old days, when you won the war, it was yours,” Trump said to applause. “When we win a war … we leave with nothing.”

    He added: “I’m interested in protecting none of them unless they pay.”

    Speaking in a casino ballroom, the combative developer and reality television host seemed to embrace this town’s let-loose ethos, delivering a wide-ranging and expletive-laced speech that touched on topics including Obama’s citizenship and drilling off the Gulf Coast. He was in Las Vegas to attend the wedding of Las Vegas casino mogul Steve Wynn, his friend and business competitor.

    The trip is his second in as many days to one of the states that will help determine the Republican presidential nomination. On Wednesday, Trump visited New Hampshire and claimed credit for Obama’s release of his long-form birth certificate, despite having questioned its existence for weeks. In Las Vegas, a jubilant Trump basked in applause once again.

    He did it because we went after him hard. We’re tough negotiators like this country needs,” he said. “I just ask him one thing: Why didn’t he do it two or three years ago? Why does he have to put this country through turmoil?

    (Obama released the legally recognized version of his birth certificate in 2008.)

    Trump attacked Obama’s healthcare reform, saying it had hampered American businesses with uncertainty and calling on the Supreme Court to strike it down. “At least we’d know what the hell we’re doing,” he said.

    He blamed the administration’s policies for Nevada’s continuing high unemployment and foreclosure rates, ticking off a laundry list of the state’s problems. “I don’t want to make you people depressed, but this is what you’ve got,” he said.

    The event, hosted by several Republican women’s groups, attracted hundreds of activists and had all the trappings of a Las Vegas revue: an open bar, an ice sculpture emblazoned with Trump’s name, even a Trump impersonator. It took place at Treasure Island, a resort in the shadow of Trump International Hotel, a 64-story building wrapped in 24-karat-gold glass and his sole Las Vegas venture.

    His foreign policy stances won him the biggest applause. While admitting that he “made a lot of money in China,” he repeated his call for a 25% tax on the country’s imports. “They are professionals at manipuation,” he said of China. “They are abusing this country like we’ve never been abused before.”

    He blamed Obama for failing to lower gas prices by challenging OPEC.

    “You are going to be paying $5, $6 a gallon for gasoline,” he said. “We don’t have someone in Washington who says, ‘You’re not going to raise that …price.”

    He proposed that the country take over the oil fields in Libya and Iraq — and demand compensation for military protection elsewhere.

    “I’d say to South Korea, ‘All those televisions you sell us, all the billions you make — we’re going to protect you and make sure you’re in good shape, but you’re going to pay for it,'” he said. “You know something, they would do it in two minutes.”

    He added: “While we’re spending billions of dollars being policemen of the world, China is spending billions of dollars a day buying the world.”

    Moving to domestic matters, Trump also called for offshore drilling in Alaska and the Gulf Coast, making no mention of last year’s oil spill disaster.

    “In China and other countries, they just burn whatever the hell is available,” he said. “Over here, we want clean technology. What the hell good is green here if this guy over here is spewing all sorts of crap into the air?”

    As for his presidential ambitions, Trump merely promised to make a decision soon. Some in the crowd suggested the enthusiastic reception was more an indication of the unsettled Republican field than support for Trump.

    “I love the fact that he speaks his mind and is forcing some issues that no one else wants to force,” said Rhonda Means, who lost her job as an assistant in a medical office last year. “But it depends on who else runs.”

  48. There might be a run on fainting couches.

    http://www.8newsnow.com/story/14538361/donald-trump-delivers-speech-in-las-vegas

    During a speech in which he unleashed f-bomb after f-bomb, real estate mogul Donald Trump was straight and to the point on several issues, including oil prices.

    “They want to go in and raise the price of oil, because we have nobody in Washington that sits back and said, ‘You’re not going to raise that price. You understand me,'” Trump asked.

    Trump also addressed the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    “We go to Afghanistan. We go to Iraq. We build a school. We build a road. They blow up the school. We build another school, another road. They blow them up. We build again. In the meantime, we can’t get a school built in Brooklyn,” he said.

    Trump wasn’t straightforward about whether he is going to run for president in 2012.

    “If I run and if I win… you’re going to be really pleasantly surprised. We’re not talking long, believe me, before June,” he said.

    In front of a crowd of more than 600 people – most of them Republicans – Trump flirted with a presidential run. He criticized President Obama on everything from health care to gas prices to Libya.

    Trump also took credit for forcing Obama to release his long-form birth certificate after months of speculation by some that the president was not born in the United States.

    I accomplished something that nobody else had accomplished, nobody,” Trump said. “It was amazing.”

    Trump says the world views the United States as “stupid idiots” and says he’ll restore our nation’s credibility.

    “We have the potential to have a great country again,” he said. “I have to say again, we’re not a great country now. We’re not a great country. We love our country, but we’re not a great country.”

    His speech, which came across to some as unscripted, received mixed reviews.

    “It was a little extreme for a lot of the mainstream Republicans,” said attendee Alicia Huffaker. “Just another entertainer, another entertainer.”

    I thought he was great,” said speech watcher Eunice Allen. “He was wonderful. I love him, and I’m going to vote for him.

    Donald Trump referred to a few of his ideas as the “Trump Doctrine”. He says he’ll make his announcement about a potential presidential run by June 1. Trump is in Las Vegas for Steve Wynn’s wedding.

  49. Well you know, it’s not my fault about the bees. If they would shore up the damned Bee Border, those foreign bees wouldn’t be coming here taking jobs away from American bees.

  50. Yum, cocktails and appetizers! Wonder if there was any Dom Perignon? Pink Champagne? Neuhaus chocolates?

    http://www.lvrj.com/news/trump-gets-rock-star-treatment-as-he-spreads-hints-of-political-ambitions-120936399.html?ref=399

    At a raucous rally of more than 900 Republican faithful Thursday evening in Las Vegas, Donald Trump sounded like a man running for president.

    Using salty language at times, he dismissed critics who say he has no business seeking the White House because he has no political experience.

    “I’ve been dealing with politicians all my friggin’ life,” Trump said, earning a round of applause.

    He noted that a new Rasmussen poll out Thursday showed he was leading the crowd of potential GOP candidates with 19 percent support compared with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney at 17 percent at No. 2.

    Who’s number one? Trump!” he said, adding he would decide by June 1 whether to jump into the race. “I’ve never done this before and who knows what will happen.”

    The crowd treated Trump like a political rock star, the day after he forced President Barack Obama to release his long-form birth certificate after years of questions about whether he was born in Hawaii — questions that have been mocked by much of the political world.

    Trump said his ability to squeeze the document out of the president shows how tough he would be in negotiating deals with other countries like China, who he said is “ripping off” the United States when it comes to trade with a $300 billion deficit. He said he’d tax the Chinese 25 percent on goods to even the score.

    I got so much credit for that because I accomplished something nobody else could accomplish,” Trump said of his success in forcing Obama to release it. “He did it because we went after him hard. We’re hard negotiators.”

    Besides the first reference near the start of his speech, Trump left the birth certificate issue largely behind, saying he wanted to focus on why the United States is losing its competitive edge.

    I want free trade but ideally where we make $300 billion,” he said, accusing China of manipulating its currency to gain an advantage.

    He criticized Obama for giving Chinese leaders a state dinner despite the trade imbalance.

    If he were president, he said he would go to China and tell its leaders, “If you make a deal you get a state dinner. If you don’t make a deal you take McDonald’s and go home.”

    He also criticized the Obama administration for sending an aircraft carrier and Naval ships to protect South Korea against a recent North Korean missile threat at a high cost to U.S. taxpayers. He said if he were in charge, the United States would get paid for using its military to protect other countries.

    “What would I do?” he asked at one point.

    “Run for president!” a woman yelled.

    “Thank you, darling, I’ll think about it,” said Trump, who seemed to gain energy as he teased the crowd at the Treasure Island about his potential run. “I think I’m going to make you very happy.”

    Trump’s supporters lived it up before his 40-minute speech, dining on cocktails and appetizers, including lobster. A sculpted ice Trump tower like the real golden hotel on the Strip decorated the main table.

    The guests of several GOP clubs filled 600 chairs in the ballroom and several hundred people stood to hear Trump, applauding often and loudly in what played out like a campaign rally.

    “I love you Donald,” one woman shouted.

    “I love you, too,” he answered.

    After the event, the New York developer seemed jazzed by the response he’s getting from crowds in Nevada and New Hampshire, an early voting state where he was mobbed Wednesday by supporters and the media.

    You see the love in that room?” Trump asked in an exclusive interview in his Cadillac SUV as he was driven to his Trump hotel. “They want me to run. I get that reception everywhere.”

    Trump said he was a “poll-driven guy” and would continue to stay out in the public eye to test his popularity before making a final decision.

    I do know how to make great deals and this country needs great deals right now,” Trump said. “Right now I’m leading in every poll and people are surprised by it. But I think people want tough leadership because our country is going to hell and we need to fix things.”

    Asked if he was mulling over any campaign mottos, Trump thought for a minute.

    Success and victory for the country, not for me,” he said. “Yeah, success and victory.

  51. Who knew? Donald Trump film critic. And look at the film he reviews and what he says [hint: it’s relevant]:

  52. The impressive thing about that press conference was Trump already knew exactly what to do if and when Obama produced the bc. He’s so ahead of the game. And there’s no doubt Trump has read Hillaryis44.

    “Trump paid $85,000 for full-page ads in four city newspapers in 1989 calling for the death penalty for Santana and four other teens”

    NY1 in NYC broadcast this false statement about Trump in the notorious Central Park Jogger case. The teens were convicted of gang-raping a young woman based on coerced confessions and later exonerated. Trump did not call for the teens to be executed. He called for reinstatement of the death penalty in murder cases. ” … when they kill, they should be executed for their crimes.” The jogger victim was not killed. Yes, Trump exploited the high profile rape to push for reinstatement of NY’s DP — but for murder, not for the 5 wrongfully convicted teenagers. (Repub Gov Pataki signed a DP bill in 1995, suspended by the state supreme court in 2004. Attempts to ‘fix’ the constitutional flaws in NY’s bill have gone nowhere. As of today, there is no valid DP law in NY, just the dormant unconstitutional statute. )

    talkleft psychotic douchebags are of course repeating the false statement. Re Trump’s ad, the Times itself says ‘The ad does not name any defendant, instead referring collectively to ”roving bands of wild criminals.”‘ Yes, in 1989 NY was plagued by roving bands of wild criminals, I saw them and it was terrifying. It was as if the kids were possessed.

  53. msnbc news team falling flat on their faces during coverage of the run up to Will and Kate’s wedding- Willy Guiest(?) having dificulty relating to Americans all with their perky hats smiling, hanging out on the sidewalks in Trafalgar Sq watching the huge Jumbotron as are the other 700,000 onlookers waiting for the festiviies to begin. Willy must have forgotten to pack his mud puddle. The one he shares to wallow in with Mica and Joe… 🙂

    I believe another hr and a half before the big event for the future Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge. Good Luck to the couple. Your Mom raised a fine son!

  54. “During a speech in which he unleashed f-bomb after f-bomb, real estate mogul Donald Trump was straight and to the point on several issues, including oil prices.”

    I don’t agree with this, I thought the man did great with the chicken salad vs chicken #hit line at the Tea Party rally in FL, but F bombs?? NO. I do not agree with this one bit, because I can just see the media Trump painting him like the repub NY candidate who ran just last year against Cuomo, Carl Paladino?
    I can guarantee this is what the Obot media will do.

    Trump needs to be very hard hitting, but no F bombs, there are many many ways to be hard hitting without using the F bomb.

  55. “Letterman calls Trump a racist-”

    This is going to just creat so much just plain tiredness, anyone and everyone who questions the Messaih is a racist.

    Maybe Waffles and his adoring media needs to have the slogan for 2012: “Here’s another chance to prove you’re not a racist, Vote for Waffles.”

  56. It is done-

    Mr and Mrs William Mountbatten-Windsor.
    are husband and wife- tra-la!

    The bride is beautiful, the prince is handsome in his scarlet coated uniform of the Royal Air Force complete with blue sash and shoulder braided adornments. It’s a real fairy tale wedding-

    The best part? NO scowling OBAMAS to look at- 🙂

  57. “The best part? NO scowling OBAMAS to look at- 🙂 ”

    Can’t argue with that, I’m sure there was a sleeve tearing episode at the WH, they both can’t stand not having the attention on themselves & Michelle Antoinette has expressed how much she really wanted to go, maybe that’s why they are heading to the shuttle launch instead.

  58. There continues to be so much great information/analyses here. The link below is intended as fodder for the concern made by henry
    April 28th, 2011 at 8:37 pm. It’s a reminder certain to make our blood boil again. The article date is in the link.

    Obama and Casey’s Mutually Helpful Friendship
    By Shailagh Murray
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Hopefully Ted Kennedy isn’t the jealous type, because it looks like Barack Obama has a new best friend: Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania. Their weekend road show across the Keystone State stopped at factories, hot dog stands, sports bars and bowling alleys, where the two kept score as “Bar” and “Bob.” The freshmen senators played basketball, milked cows in matching new Timberland boots, and shared the stage here Sunday at Penn State University before 22,000 cheering fans….
    Obama spoke gushingly of Casey at the Penn State rally: “He is not just smart, not just dedicated, not just hardworking — one of the finest senators we have — but he’s also a decent, moral, kind person, and you don’t always find that in politics….” http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2008/03/30/obama_and_caseys_mutually_help.html

  59. From the 8:42 Trump clip; His last comment.

    “I would make this nation rich again. I would make this nation powerful again. I would make this nation respected again.”

    Works for me;

    :grin:;

  60. lorac, yep, that was one of the things I thought of when Trump surfaced. wouldn’t that be a nice outcome?!

  61. ATGIF: Friday April 29th 2011 Daily Appointments for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
    April 29, 2011
    tags: Daily Appointment Schedule, Diplomacy, Hillary Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State, State Departmentby stacyx

    9:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt, at the Department of State.

    10:40 a.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Mexican Foreign Minister Patricia Espinosa, at the Department of State.

    11:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton participates in the U.S.-Mexico Merida High Level Consultative Group meeting with Mexican Foreign Minister Espinosa, at the Department of State.

    3:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton attends a meeting at the White House.

    5:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Japanese Foreign Minister Takeaki Matsumoto, at the Department of State.

    Another busy day for the real POTUS. Hillary Rodham Clinton while HOCUS POTUS is on the escape tour of avoiding the media.He seems to be spending most of his time on what I call Smellavision,campaigning.

  62. With Trump, he is not just going after Obama, he is going after the media too (necessitated by them trying to take him down). That seems to have given more courage to right leaning media (like the national review article, admin linked above) to go after the lefty media and their protection of Obuma in greater detail. Everything that is going on right now is what we Hillary supporters wanted in primary 08. Better late than never and certainly better before 2012.

  63. This to be seals the deal on Trump, I saw the same thing with Hillary and Palin.
    Waffles promotes Waffles, Trump/Hillary/Palin promote America!

    Asked if he was mulling over any campaign mottos, Trump thought for a minute.

    “Success and victory for the country, not for me. Yeah, success and victory.”

    The man has enought power and money, I believe his sincerity when he says he wants success and victory for America.
    And who do I think America should hire?? Trump, and if not Trump, then at the very least Waffles needs to be evicted from the WH soon.

  64. They don’t want to damage him too soon, certainly not before the primary and he is nominated.

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

    That seems likely. And they may not want to damage him at all. They probably like him up there doing what they want and keeping real Dems from fighting them.

  65. WOW-

    Using IE browser this morning, I got a warning, cannot find this website’s certification. Warning advising not to continue… the site is not secure.

    I hope admin- is standing by somewhere in case a full fledged attack happens.

  66. James Carville on Obama releasing bc: This is one Democrat that hopes it was, as it would demonstrate a political move of great sophistication and overall strategic brilliance.
    *****************
    I may be giving Carville too much credit, but I think that was snark.

  67. Obama’s Approval Remains at All-Time Low for Second Week in Row, Says Gallup

    April 28, 2011
    By Terence P. Jeffrey

    CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama’s weekly approval rating remained at its all-time low for the second straight week, according to the Gallup poll.

    In the week of April 11-17 and again in the week of April 18-24, 43 percent of the Americans polled by Gallup said they approved of the job Obama was doing as president.

    That matched the all-time low for Obama’s weekly approval in the Gallup poll. Previously, Obama had earned a 43 percent approval rating in the back-to-back weeks of Aug. 16-22, 2010 and Aug. 23-29, 2010.

    Obama’s weekly approval rating peaked at 67 percent in the week of Jan. 19-25, 2009—the week he was inaugurated.

    Gallup publishes approval ratings for the president on both a daily and weekly basis. The daily approval number is based on a three-day average. The lowest three-day average approval the president has ever received is 41 percent. Obama’s three-day approval rating has hit that nadir five times—including for the three-day periods of April 12-14, 2011; April 13-15, 2011; Oct. 21-23, 2010; Aug. 16-18, 2010; and Aug. 15-17, 2010.

    For the three-day period ending yesterday, Obama’s approval rating was 42 percent, one point above its all-time three-day low.

    Gallup typically asks more than 3,000 people per week whether they approve or disapprove of the job the president is doing. Last week, the polling firm asked 3,037 people of they approved or disapproved of the job Obama is doing, and the week before that it asked 3,614.

    The complete weekly trends in Obama’s approval rating since the beginning of his presidency is available on the Gallup website here.

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/122465/Obama-Weekly-Job-Approval.aspx
    _______________

    I think they are still giving Obama a pass- Until he reaches the point of no return. We shall see what happens the middle of next monthe when Trump makes his announcement. I am sure he will run-
    _________________

    Tim

    I agree about Trump’s bad language. He shouldn’t make it a habit.

    However, he used words Obama cannot use- except in the privacy of his home or car.. heh! If it annoys Obama- I can live with it- but I do agree in principle.

  68. Director of Health Loretta J. Fuddy. On Monday, Fuddy complied. ‘As director of health for the state of Hawaii, I have the legal authority TO APPROVE THE PROCESS by which copies of such records are made. Through that authority, in recognition of your status as president of the United States, I am MAKING AN EXCEPTION to the current departmental policy which is TO ISSUE A COMPUTER-GENERATED CERTIFIED COPY,’ she wrote.”

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

    Which which, which old never mind.

    Does “which is” apply to the “EXCEPTION” or to the “current departmental policy”? Probably it applies to the policy. What’s at whitehouse.gov looks much more like a real photocopy of a real 1961 document than like something a computer would generate.

  69. False charges of racism are the last bastion of scoundrels. They are a form of slander, blackmail and perjury. They are license to witch hunt innocent people.

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

    Witch hunt, heresy hunt, thought crime….

    Even McCarthy accused people of carrying cards, not of having heretical attitudes or using ‘code words.’

  70. I wonder if Trump would hire Mary Matalin as his campaign chair? 🙂
    ________________________________

    Republicans, meet your new front-runner

    April 27, 2011|By James Carville, CNN Contributor

    Today’s big winner is Donald Trump. His news conference this morning was an utterly brilliant performance in which he claimed, with considerable justification, that he alone was able to get the president of the United States to accomplish what no one else could, not the Clintons, not the press, not anybody: the release of President Obama’s “long form” birth certificate.

    Trump then parlayed this remarkable feat into something even bigger, taking the Saudis and the Chinese to task to increase oil production and to fairly value their currency, respectively.
    There is no question that today’s events gave Trump a huge political opening. It is also agreed by all, including myself, that despite his exceptional brilliance on this morning of April 27, he would be a completely disastrous nominee for the GOP.

    My mother, Ms. Nippy Carville, was an accomplished bridge teacher and always cautioned her students to “review the bidding” before the play. In keeping with her advice I would like to review these facts:

    We have seen various forms of proof, from contemporaneous newspaper articles announcing his birth to verified statements from Hawaiian officials and certified legal documents that have allowed all of the major news organizations to determine and report beyond any reasonable doubt that President Obama was born in Hawaii on August 4, 1961.

    Yet the political world came to a standstill as the president of the United States appeared personally to deal with what has to be the most idiotic issue in the history of politics. Was it, as they claim, that the administration was so driven to the point of distraction that members were no longer able to focus on the multitude of serious issues facing the country? Or is there another explanation that makes more sense and would lead one to hope that the White House is smarter than it looks?

    With these bids duly reviewed and the bluffs factored in, even Ms. Nippy would surely conclude that these facts “trump the trick.”

    So, in the words of Jack Cafferty, “Here’s my question to you:” What motivated the White House to become a part of the spectacle at this stage in the game? Was the posting of the birth certificate an intentional move to bolster the political standing of Donald Trump? This is one Democrat that hopes it was, as it would demonstrate a political move of great sophistication and overall strategic brilliance.

    The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of James Carville.

    http://articles.cnn.com/2011-04-27/opinion/carville.birther_1_donald-trump-political-move-brilliance?_s=PM:OPINION

  71. if true, REALLY SCARY

    Thr FRAUD IS LOSING IT

    From John w smart (http://johnwsmart.wordpress.com/2011/04/28/friday-scuttlebutt/#more-3187)

    Thursday night I received the email below regarding D.C. scuttlebutt surrounding Obama’s mental state . The source is anonymous and I’ll leave it at that – though I will say personally I trust the person. Think what you want. Please remember this is a blog, not a newspaper, therefore I urge readers to keep this in the interesting rumor category.

    I believe the first part was mentioned on FDL but can’t find the link now.

    More in-depth eyewitness reports from President Obama’s recent San Francisco campaign fundraiser make it ever more clear that the President is stark-raving mad, and is more and more acting like Nero and Hitler in the bunker. According to several eyewitness accounts, President Obama was absolutely furious at the singing disruption of his recent San Francisco fundraiser, and arbitrarily accused Nancy Pelosi of engineering the scene. Not only did Obama reach across several people seated at the head table to glare at Pelosi and ask her if she was behind the disruption.

    The second part is even more compelling: At a private, smaller cocktail reception right afterwards, Obama reportedly stalked Pelosi, yelling at her and almost bringing her to tears, according to one of her close friends. Obama ranted about how Pelosi double-crossed him on the budget deal with Congressional Repub.

    And this: We are getting other similar reports of vindictive and petty acts of insanity on the part of Obama from all across the country. According to a senior Democratic Party source, the reason that Obama killed the funding to rehire firefighters, even after the Republican-majority House passed the amendment by a wide margin, was because he wanted revenge against the union’s president, who had been a critic, and an ally of Machinists Union President Thomas Buffenbarger, Obama’s leading opponent in the AFL-CIO. Because Obama got pissed at Harold Shaitberger, the firefighters president, half a billion dollars, that would have paid to rehire most laid-off firefighters for the next three years, was torn from the budget. How many Americans are going to die because of Nerobama’s act of vengeance?

    Another report from Democratic Party officials indicated that Obama spent an entire meeting with a former Democratic elected official, telling stupid stories about his choose-up basketball games with Education Secretary Arne Duncan, until the official cut him off and said, “Mr. President, I don’t give a f__k about basketball. How are we going to solve the problems of this nation, which are killing us?” Obama stood up and stormed out of the meeting.

  72. I think TRUMP knows what he’s doing with regards to salty language. He is not going to let the media paint him as an over the hill bland white guy. He knows his edge is an asset. He is not behaving like a candidate should and he is giving the lame stream media more than enough rope. I mean really did letterman actually say he crossed a line? Pot, kettle line one.

  73. I wish SNL had some cajones or ovaries or what ever it is that fuels one to take a brave stance. a playground skit with the view ladies protecting poor bambi from TRUMP would be hilarious. How sad is it that the President of the USA is defended by the likes of whoopie and joy. he is becoming a joke to the world beyond the Big Pink. Finally.

  74. James Carville on Obama releasing bc: This is one Democrat that hopes it was, as it would demonstrate a political move of great sophistication and overall strategic brilliance.
    ———————
    If that is James’ criterion of “strategic brilliance” then I take it letting the middle class fail, and calling every white person a racist, which are the two guiding principles of the dimocratic party, are further examples of strategic brilliance. In that case, when James decried the destruction of the Gulf Coast because of the gross negligence of Obama well, James was morally wrong to have uttered a negative word about the Messiah. I no longer buy the efforts by former Clinton advisors to kiss the ass of this bastard. If he is destroying the country, then history will judge all of them in the same light. If on the other hand we are looking at full employment, an end to wars, an economic miracle and all the other crap this con man promised the rubes who voted for him, then I guess I am wrong and this whole presidency has been an exercise in “strategic brilliance”.

  75. wbboei
    carville and the rest of the lame stream defenders can sit and spin and spin. it cannot be undone and bambi comes across as pathetic and WEAK. I pray that the view coven continues to defend him as it screams of desperation.

  76. Mrs. Smith
    April 29th, 2011 at 8:43 am

    In the week of April 11-17 and again in the week of April 18-24, 43 percent of the Americans polled by Gallup said they approved of the job Obama was doing as president.

    ______________________________________________________

    I cannot fathom how 43% of Americans approve of Obama’s “job” as president.

  77. ” I no longer buy the efforts by former Clinton advisors to kiss the ass of this bastard. If he is destroying the country, then history will judge all of them in the same light.”

    Agreed.

    henry I agree with you about the edge of Trump, I do still think he needs to lay off the F bomb, I can tell you, the Obot media will try and immediately paint Trump as the “Carl Paladino” type. He can be extremely blunt without having to curse, especially using the F bomb, “crap”,”BS” most peple are fine with, the “F bomb” I can tell you turn people off.

  78. “Obama reportedly stalked Pelosi, yelling at her and almost bringing her to tears, according to one of her close friends. ”

    WHAT A WOMAN HATING PUNK. Now perhaps Pelosi will see what an asshole she defended. My guess, no.

  79. Soon as I say that, someone is thinking, you idiot, you missed the subtlety of his comment, the way he said it, and why it sent a signal to people who were really listening. It was merely a reflection of the calculations of power, so get wise.

    Sorry. This is no time to be sending or receiving double entents. Discrimination so subtle is a feat beyond the compass of ordinary minds. This where Trump really shines. First, he says what he means plainly, in terms people can understand–unlike people like McCain who claim to do the same thing but don’t. Second, he produces results, rather than kicking the can down the road to a committee or a posterity which has no vote.

    In sum, the absence of problem solving insight and political courage by our benighted political class is mindbogglingly. I withdraw my prior comments about the French Revolution. But for Trump, I would be inclined to say why knock it until you have tried it.

  80. I pray that the view coven continues to defend him as it screams of desperation.
    **********************
    Good one henry.

  81. WHAT A WOMAN HATING PUNK.
    —————————–
    I agree with your premise in general, but in the specific case at hand, being a woman is no defense. Tears? How about what she and others did to Hillary. And Hillary shed no tears, because she meets problems head on and does not flinch. Pelosi, on the other hand, chokes up and I will tell you why. Contrary to what the Ms Magazine hypocrites would have yo believe, Pelosi is no leader. That much was clear to my friend when he and Jimmy Herman who was the head of the International Longshoremen and Warehouseman’s union would have lunch with her often in San Francisco back in the 70’s. Herman fell hard for her but my friend was never ever smitten. He saw her for what she is–not a leader, but a Stalinist bureaucrat. If you want to know the difference, compare her to Hillary. Hillary is a leader–by any definition of the word. For that reason, I hope she does make a run at Obama, but I am also a realist about what she is up against.

  82. wbboei
    April 29th, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Oh I completely agree with you, I was just saying I wonder if Pelosi now has an understanding of what a woman hating punk Obama is. Remember that smooch between Waffles and Pelosi and how Pelosi dissed Hillary and then at the DNC convention Pelosi tried to shake hands and hug Bill, and he turned away.
    Pelosi is no leader, just another power hungry fool like the Messaih she worships.

  83. Me starting to believe TRUMP is a brilliant stratagist. He orchestrated this whole bc thing with aplomb. Went back a few weeks and watched his interviews. He doesn’t bring it up. Bambi’s defenders do time and time again. TRUMP didn’t make it the issue it became the nitwits did. What a well laid trap.

    I rarely use an expletive but I am not at all offended when someone else does. As a kid I could get away with f*ck you but if I said shut up I was seriously punished.

    Anywho bambi is a story. Created sold and packaged for consumption. His tale is epic. Problem is that his manufacturers paid little if any heed to the back stories. When I work with kids writing short stories I always insist that they create a history and a life for their characters. Story might take place on a boat battling a fish but for your hero to exist in the minds of your readers he/she has to be real to you. Takes a lot of work to create a multi-dimensional character and seems to me that the waffles creators didn’t invest much time into the waffles saga. The slightest bit of scrutiny and he seems fabricated.
    What can take him down? How do you dissemble a myth? Need something larger than life.
    Step up to the plate Mr. TRUMP.
    A search for larger than life yielded this
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVPAvlXC9AA
    Wow the 80’s were astonishingly cheesy

  84. I cannot fathom how 43% of Americans approve of Obama’s “job” as president.
    —————————
    40% of the surveyed group are rubes with no critical thinking skills, and are bamboozled by smoke and mirrors. (Note: brainwaves are warped–no beta pattern (the problem solving frequency found in noral adults, i.e.),mostly alpha theta (the reverie and borderline sleep prevalent in children) with borderline delta (deep sleep).

    2% have enough financial security that they are insulated from his mistakes, and do not wish to admit they were wrong. (alpha theta as well, with some delta).

    1% are just plain certifiable. (Most of big media).

    (Note: the margin of error in this poll is zero)

  85. I like Paul Ryan, don’t agree with all his policies, but I think he’s a standup guy who genuinely trying to fix problems.

    And he even calls out Astroturf in a polite, jovial way.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2011/04/morning-examiner-70s-flashback?utm_source=feedburner+BeltwayConfidential&utm_medium=feed+Beltway+Confidential&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BeltwayConfidential+%28Beltway+Confidential%29feed&utm_content=feed&utm_term=feed

    “USA Today exposes the fraud that is activist-organized protest at Republican town halls this recess. Their story opens with Paul Ryan calling on a man in the front row before recognizing him, “You changed clothes!” USA Today reports that the man had been at a separate event six hours earlier. Politico reports that “Citizens Action of Wisconsin and the Milwaukee Labor Council have enlisted a traveling band of seniors to follow Paul Ryan’s every move.” But the leftist activists have been unable to match genuine support for Ryan. The Weekly Standard’s John McCormack posts video of constituents giving Ryan a standing ovation after a town hall near Milwaukee.”

  86. Our first couple just arrived in Alabama in a smaller shorter version of Air Force One so it can land on this runway. How many versions of Air Force One is there. (Fox News)

  87. Carville is an undercover PUMA (he actually WORE puma sneakers proudly after the word got invented) and he hates BO, specially after the BP spill. I read his article as a Trump endorsement.
    Trump is still viewed suspiciously by a lot of GOP voters as not a real conservative. It would not help Trump to get any Dem praise. So Carville is praising his brilliance and saying the WH blundered but still making a faint, undefended attack saying he would be disastrous.
    I would bet $10 that if Trump is the nominee, Carville would secretly vote for him.

  88. “I cannot fathom how 43% of Americans approve of Obama’s “job” as president.”
    _______________________

    I don’t believe it either- the reason I said, Gallup is giving Obama a pass… for now-

    If Obama keeps up this unstable behavior, he is going to be arrested. I believe, afetr he thought about the LFBC announcement, he realized admitting his father? ObamaSr. was a British subject, put him undeniably in the catagory of dual citizenship, which has reams of case law pointing to ‘naturalized’ status.

    IOW- Obama screwed himself by not thinking things through before releasing the LFBC and why Soros is unsure of where he will place his backing for 2012. The up yonder post about Soros had to be done several weeks ago- so, even at that point, he sees the writing on the wall and isn’t making any promises. No doubt Soros is receiving daily reports of Obama’s mental state. One thing Soros won’t do is bet on a loser, except in the case of the dollar. Which is currently making him happy. The dollar is losing ground rapidly as the world’s currency.

    If that happens, the Fed can no longer print money at will. The economy will tank, turning us into the newest Third World country on the block.

  89. John Kass writes a comic post today which is not pro-Trump and suggests (mistakenly) that Obama is trying to build up Trump. [Note the impish suggestions about the relationship with Rahm.] John Kass recites the Chronicles of Barack:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-met-kass-0429-20110428,0,543754.column

    As an infant, the tiny Obama was placed in a reed basket, which floated gently down the Chicago River. The current carried him to the South Branch of the river, to the Kingdom of Bridgeport, where the women of the Daley clan found him bobbing against the far bank.

    They took the babe and nurtured him. And Obama was made a royal prince. He grew tall and strong, confident that he would perform many miracles, such as providing health care at no additional cost.

    Others say that he was not found in a reed basket, but that instead, Obama sprang fully formed from the forehead of convicted influence peddler Tony Rezko (right between those bushy, bushy eyebrows).

    Either way, the Daleys so loved Obama that they dipped the child in the Kelly green waters of the Chicago River on St. Patrick’s Day, hoping to make him immortal The Chicago Way.

    The dipping was done by Cook County Commissioner Johnny Daley, the least formidable of the Daley brothers. Johnny lowered the babe into the water, holding the kicking child by the ears. Those ears, never submerged, would forever be known as Obama’s spots of weakness.

    Once Obama had been dipped into Chicago’s mystical river, he continued his journey. And that’s when he met another young hero by the name of Rahmulus.

    Amazing hieroglyphs found hidden in a crawl space at the University of Chicago suggest that Obama and Rahmulus became as close as brothers. In one panel, Rahmulus and his adopted sibling Barack are depicted suckling the milk of a she-wolf to gain strength and cunning.

    Eventually, they built empires together. Obama became president. Rahmulus became mayor of a great Midwestern city.

    Yet before Obama could earn his seat in the Pantheon of Chicago Politics, the young prince was given a list of great labors to accomplish.

    First he had to stomach the crazed sermons of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and smile, and then pretend not to have listened to Wright for years. Later, he was compelled to seek the political blessing of terrorist William Ayers.

    And then he challenged hundreds of signatures on the nominating petitions of state Sen. Alice Palmer, brutally knocking Palmer and others off the ballot in 1996 so he could run unopposed in the Democratic primary. And all this he did in the name of democracy and fairness and liberal idealism.

    After he completed these tasks and many others, Obama was rewarded when Rezko became his personal real-estate fairy, and helped Obama get that dream house in Kenwood.

  90. As to Carville- seriously. He’s toying with Obama’s head and not worth worrying about. He s a loyalist through and through- I guarantee it!

  91. votermom
    I hope you are correct as I find the guy fascinating especially when he goes off.
    By the way I see you everywhere. And it is always a pleasant thing.
    For the most part i only post here save for really idiotic things I’ll write on DU or Kos but it always backfires with people agreeing with what I had meant as a joke.

  92. henry, you must lurk at crawdad & corrente then. I hope you will comment at crawdad too sometimes. 🙂

    admin, hilarious:
    The dipping was done by Cook County Commissioner Johnny Daley, the least formidable of the Daley brothers. Johnny lowered the babe into the water, holding the kicking child by the ears. Those ears, never submerged, would forever be known as Obama’s spots of weakness.

  93. votermom
    sorry miqi2xy is way too funny and absurd. I confess I am intimidated by his depravity, if only i could be so mentally challanged. Alas I am minor league.

  94. Mostly good news from a good analyst:

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2011/04/29/the_keystone_to_obamas_re-election_109702.html

    “If you’re looking for ways to boil the 2012 Presidential race down to its simplest form, here’s one of the easiest: it’s nearly impossible to envision any way Barack Obama can win re-election next year if he loses Pennsylvania. No Keystone State, no second term. It really is that simple.

    As of right now, things are looking dicey for the President in Pennsylvania. Two weeks ago, the Democratic polling firm PPP released a survey showing the President’s job approval rating at just 42% among Pennsylvania voters.

    Yesterday, Quinnipiac University confirmed PPP’s findings with a survey of their own conducted in Pennsylvania last week showing an identical job rating of 42% for the President – a new low for Obama since taking office.

    Worse still for the President, for the first time the Quinnipiac poll found a majority of Pennsylvania voters saying that Obama does not deserve to be re-elected.

    The numbers show a sharp decline in Obama’s standing in the Keystone State over the last nine weeks – particularly among Independents. In the last Quinnpiac survey, taken in mid-February of this year, Independents approved of the job Obama was doing as President by a net 4-point margin, 50 to 46. Today they disapprove of the job he’s doing by a net 20-point margin, 37 to 57. [snip]

    Additionally, G. Terry Madonna, Director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Penn., says President Obama’s demeanor and perceived lack of empathy may also be creating a disconnect with the state’s Independent voters.

    “Like Obama or not,” says Madonna, “he just doesn’t relate very well. He hasn’t been very good or very sensitive on matters of the recession.”

    Obama’s trouble with Independents in Pennsylvania is no small matter, because most experts believe he can’t win the state without them.

    The bulk of Pennsylvania’s Independent voters are clustered in the four counties surrounding Philadelphia (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery) and two counties in the Lehigh Valley (Berks and Lehigh).

    These voters are best described as quintessential suburbanites – more moderate and less ideological in their views, more liberal on social issues but more conservative on fiscal matters.

    Obama cleaned up with this bloc in 2008, winning all six counties by large margins en route to an easy 11-point victory over John McCain.

    But these Independents moved heavily back toward the Republicans in the 2010 midterms: Democratic Senate candidate Joe Sestak and Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Dan Onorato managed to carry only two of the six counties last November. Both men lost.

    Right now the one bright spot for Obama is the perceived weakness of the Republican field. Despite the President’s horrid ratings in Pennsylvania, he’s still running even or ahead of most of the prospective GOP hopefuls.

    Still, this election will first and foremost be a referendum on the President. If Republicans nominate a candidate who isn’t viewed as “out of the mainstream,” Obama will face a significant challenge in recovering lost ground with Pennsylvania’s Independent voters.

    It’s a challenge with dire consequences.

    “If Obama can’t win Pennsylvania, he will almost certainly lose Ohio and Florida,” says Madonna.

    And if Obama can’t win any of the “Big 3″ battleground states in 2012, it’s very hard to see him winning back the White House.”

  95. admin
    I live in a suburb of Pittsburgh(my borough actually abuts Pittsburgh and I have a Pittsburgh zipcode) and I have never witnessed what I am now. Bus stops. grocery lines. bars. People are talking and they are talking about Donald J TRUMP. What seems to resonate most is that he is viewed as loving America. Just a snapshot– I am one of six my siblings are all married with kids. We grew up with active Democrat parents. Not voting was never an option. In 08 all voted Hillary in the primary. Two brothers and my mother voted for waffles in the general. Easter sunday all three were saying they made a mistake. Read whatever polls but in the real world of western PA bambi is not popular. TRUMP is.

  96. Just for the fun of it I am going to buy a box of wine and then conduct a poll on bambi. I know how to do one. Already created the spreadsheets. I have looked up precincts were bambi won by huge margins and those will be where I call,

  97. admin
    April 29th, 2011 at 11:18 am
    “Like Obama or not,” says Madonna, “he just doesn’t relate very well.

    The zeitgeist has shifted. Prior to the past few weeks the electorate was told they had to relate to Obama or else we all know what they would be accused of and the media and political establishment was (and is) front and center announcing this and enforcing it. Now the pollsters are picking up the fact that the populace is tired of this crap and he does not relate to US. It is his fault. It is him not us. Obama is the one with problems on not being able to relate and it is his “demeanor and perceived lack of empathy” (it is not perceived it is real) that is driving his plummeting polls. It was inevitable and Trump has accelerated it.

  98. Just a minor peeve at NBC’ stupid Today hosts – they keep calling Kate “Princess Catherine”.
    This article on the official website specifically lists her title as Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge.
    http://www.officialroyalwedding2011.org/blog/2011/April/29/Titles-announced-for-Prince-William-and-Catherine-Middleton
    She becomes Princess when William becomes Prince of Wales (i.e. sometime after the Queen dies and Charles invests him as heir).
    Minor thing but just underscores NBS’s inept laziness.

  99. re: that article above from John Smart…I tend to believe it because you can coordinate what he is saying with the information we are receiving about the reporter that Obama has banned from the press pool because she let the rest of us have a look at the protestors at the SF fundrasier…so that all makes sense…see the article below (and others are talking about this)

    sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/bronstein/detail?entry_id=87978

    The hip, transparent and social media-loving Obama administration is showing its analog roots. And maybe even some hypocrisy highlights.

    White House officials have banished one of the best political reporters in the country from the approved pool of journalists covering presidential visits to the Bay Area for using now-standard multimedia tools to gather the news.

    The Chronicle’s Carla Marinucci – who, like many contemporary reporters, has a phone with video capabilities on her at all times -shot some protesters interrupting an Obama fundraiser at the St. Regis Hotel.

    She was part of a “print pool” – a limited number of journalists at an event who represent their bigger hoard colleagues – which White House press officials still refer to quaintly as “pen and pad” reporting.

    But that’s a pretty Flintstones concept of journalism for an administration that presents itself as the Jetsons. Video is every bit a part of any journalist’s tool kit these days as a functioning pen that doesn’t leak through your pocket.

    In fact, Carla and her reporting colleague, Joe Garofoli, founded something called “Shaky Hand Productions” – the semi-pro, sometimes vertiginous use of a Flip or phone camera by Hearst reporters to catch more impromptu or urgent moments during last year’s California gubernatorial race that might otherwise be missed by TV.

    The name has become its own brand; often politicians even ask if anyone from Shaky Hand will show at their event. For Carla, Joe and reporters at other Hearst newsrooms where Shaky Hand has taken hold, this was an appropriate dive into use of other media by traditional journalists catering to audiences who expect their news delivered in all modes and manners.

    That’s the world we live in and the President of the United States claims to be one of its biggest advocates.

    Just the day before Carla’s Stone Age infraction, Mr. Obama was at Facebook seated next to its founder, Mark Zuckerberg, and may as well have been wearing an “I’m With Mark” t-shirt for all the mutual admiration going back and forth.

    “The main reason we wanted to do this is,” Obama said of his appearance, “first of all, because more and more people, especially young people, are getting their information through different media. And historically, part of what makes for a healthy democracy, what is good politics, is when you’ve got citizens who are informed, who are engaged.”

    Informed, in other words, through social and other digital media where videos of news are posted.

    The President and his staffers deftly used social media like Twitter and Facebook in his election campaign and continue to extol the virtues and value. Except, apparently, when it comes to the press.

    So what’s up with the White House? We can’t say because neither Press Secretary Jay Carney nor anyone from his staff would speak on the record.

    Other sources confirmed that Carla was vanquished, including Chronicle editor Ward Bushee, who said he was “informed that Carla was removed as a pool reporter.” Which shouldn’t be a secret in any case because it’s a fact that affects the newsgathering of our largest regional paper (and sfgate)and how local citizens get their information.

    What’s worse: more than a few journalists familiar with this story are aware of some implied threats from the White House of additional and wider punishment if Carla’s spanking became public. Really? That’s a heavy hand usually reserved for places other than the land of the free.

    But bravery is a challenge, in particular for White House correspondents, most of whom are seasoned and capable journalists. They live a little bit in a gilded cage where they have access to the most powerful man in the world but must obey the rules whether they make sense or not.

    CBS News reporter, Mark Knoller, has publicly protested the limited press access to Obama fundraisers, calling the policy “inconsistent.” “It’s no way to do business,” wrote Politico’s Julie Mason, “especially [for] a candidate who prides himself on transparency.”

    A 2009 blog by the White House Director of New Media states that “President Obama is committed to making his administration the most open and transparent in history.”

    Not last week.

    Mason referred to the San Francisco St. Regis protest as “a highly newsworthy event” where “reporters had to rely on written pool reports…”

    Except, thanks to Carla’s quick action with her camera, they didn’t.

    I get that all powerful people and institutions want to control their image and their message. That’s part of their job, to create a mythology that allows them to continue being powerful.

    But part of the press’ job is to do the opposite, to strip away the cloaks and veneers. By banning her, and by not acknowledging how contemporary media works, the White House did not just put Carla in a cage but more like one of those stifling pens reserved for calves on their way to being veal.

    Carla cannot do her job to the best of her ability if she can’t use all the tools available to her as a journalist. The public still sees the videos posted by protesters and other St. Regis attendees, because the technology is ubiquitous. But the Obama Administration apparently wants to give the distinct advantage to citizen witnesses at the expense of professionals.

    Why? Well, they won’t tell us.

    Some White House reporters are grumbling almost as much as the Administration about Carla’s “breaking the rules.” I can understand how they’d be irritated. If you didn’t get the video because you understood you weren’t supposed to, why should someone else get it who isn’t following the longstanding civilized table manners?

    The White House Press Correspondents’ Association pool reporting guidelines warn about “no hoarding” of information and also say, “pool reports must be filed before any online story or blog.” While uploading her video probably was the best way to file her report, Carla may have technically busted the letter of that law.

    But the guidelines also say, “Print poolers can snap pictures or take video. They are not obliged to share these pictures…but can make them available if they so choose.”

    Then what guidelines is the White House applying here? Again, we don’t know.

    What the Administration should have done is to use this incident to precipitate a reasonable conversation about changing their 1950’s policies into rules more suited to 2011. Dwight Eisenhower was the last President who let some new media air into the room when he lifted the ban on cameras at press conferences in 1952.

    “We’ve come full circle here,” Tom Rosenstiel, director of the Pew Foundation’s Project for Excellence in Journalism told me today. “A newspaper reporter is being punished because she took pictures with a moving camera. We live in a world where there are no longer distinctions. The White House is trying to live by 20th century distinctions.”

    The President’s practice not just with transparency but in other dealings with the press has not been tracking his words, despite the cool glamour and easy conversation that makes him seem so much more open than the last guy.

    It was his administration that decided to go after New York Times reporter James Risen to get at his source in a book he wrote about the CIA. For us here in SF who went through the BALCO case and other fisticuffs with the George W. Bush Attorney General’s prosecutors, this is deja vu.

    Late today, there were hints that the White House might be backing off the Carla Fatwa.

    Barack Obama sold himself successfully as a fresh wind for the 21st century. In important matters of communication, technology, openness and the press, it’s not too late for him to demonstrate that.

    Posted By: Phil Bronstein (Email, Twitter) | April 28 2011 at 04:48 PM

  100. MO is not going to be happy!!!! This was her consolation “adoring crowds” moment because she didn’t get invited to the wedding.

  101. I agree with tim re: F-bomb…that won’t help and could divide…Donald is tough and blunt enough…his natural style with language gets right to the point…people get what he is saying…he doesn’t need the F bomb…

    …i would love to see T include a charity donation for the tornado victims at the end of his Apprentice show…he could say something like he is donating an additional (insert amount) to the red cross or a charity he sets up specifically to help the tornado victims that have lost everything…

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    also i hope the day comes when Donald gets to debate O and pin him down – minus teleprompter- and ask him directly just what has he done about a, b, c , d, e and what kind of results has he gotten…

    I cannot wait for the day the T can go mano y mano – man to man – brain to brain – with O and expose the stuttering, O brand for the imposter and manufactured myth it is…

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    lasvegassun.com/news/2011/apr/29/us-immelt-fed/

    just saw that Jeff Immett is resigning from the NY Fed…huh? he is on O’s financial advisory board and the CEO for GE…the same guy that has paid no income tax for GE to USA and taken hundreds/thousands of jobs out of usa…the same guy who is supposed to be creating jobs for O in the usa…

    …conflict of interest anyone???

  102. Sworn in by Hillary Clinton

    on Apr 28, 2011

    Secretary Clinton administers oath to kids for Take Your Child to Work Day

  103. you can most likely add Florida to the list with PA that O will not be counting as a victory…no Fla, no PA…no O victory

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    also re: the Royal Wedding…MO probably was not invited because it is protocol that you must – MUST – wear sleeves…and no cleavage…at the church ceremony…

  104. But bravery is a challenge, in particular for White House correspondents, most of whom are seasoned and capable journalists. They live a little bit in a gilded cage where they have access to the most powerful man in the world but must obey the rules whether they make sense or not—Phil Brownstein
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    Then they are not journalists and to me the word seasoned just means old. But as he says, the real issue is bravery–or the lack thereof. This is not rocket science. All they need to do is think back on what happened when this Administration tried to de-frock FOX News. Do you remember how the rest of the news organizations banded together? And what did the Administration do at that point? They backed down, did they not? In other words, the tactic to defeat this kind of shit is sitting there right under their noses. And they should assume that a scurrilous people like Obama will always be testing their resolve and trying to eliminate dissenting voices. Yet they refuse to fight back, and let the Administration walk all over them. Useless fuckers that they most definitely are. They are church mice. They have no respect for the country, or their profession. So once again the issue is bravery–or the lack thereof. They need to pursue protected concerted activity against this sort of shit, or Obama will divide conquer and own their worthless asses, as he has up to now. Who would have thought it, but seeing is believing.

  105. democrat1
    April 29th, 2011 at 9:08 am

    if true, REALLY SCARY
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    If true, something tells me all these disgruntled Dems will be calling Trump with their experiences, 😉

  106. Was the posting of the birth certificate an intentional move to bolster the political standing of Donald Trump? This is one Democrat that hopes it was, as it would demonstrate a political move of great sophistication and overall strategic brilliance.

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    Sounds like good old Southern sarcasm.

  107. Tim,

    LOL.

    YOU posted the video! The parts I quote are in the last few minutes.

    Tim
    April 28th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

  108. eff Immett is resigning from the NY Fed
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    Jesus Christ. Imelet was on the NY Fed? Printing money like a drunken sailor no doubt. Nice work on that front! Oh by the way, isn’t he also the President’s top economic advisor? Nice work on that front! And I seem to recall that he is the President’s jobs czar? He ships his own jobs overseas? Nice work on that front! And for sure, he is the head of an industrial giant that gives our military secrets to China? Nice work on that front! A company that abused the sacred trust of a media organization to censor the truth and install this politician for hire Obama? Yes, he is divina and delovely alright.

    But please, just answer me one question: How many other chicken coops is this cannibal supposedly guarding for the welfare of the American People? He is worse than Kim Filby during the cold war.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Philby

  109. From @admin’s John Kass story above:

    They took the babe and nurtured him. ..

    I read this line as ‘…neutered him’ honestly. sorry, if that is in bad taste.

  110. admin
    April 29th, 2011 at 10:57 am

    John Kass writes a comic post today which is not pro-Trump and suggests (mistakenly) that Obama is trying to build up Trump. [Note the impish suggestions about the relationship with Rahm.] John Kass recites the Chronicles of Barack:

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-met-kass-0429-20110428,0,543754.column
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    ROFL, when I visited Chicago last year, I went in the Tribune building and told the security gaurd to say Hello and Thanks to Kass! This guy kept our sanity through the primary.

  111. democrat1,

    democrat1
    April 29th, 2011 at 9:08 am

    I can’t open the link. Can you post the rest of the article?

  112. I like Paul Ryan, don’t agree with all his policies, but I think he’s a standup guy who genuinely trying to fix problems.

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    Privitizing Medicare is trying to fix problems? Did Ryan oppose Obamacare? Then why turn Medicare INTO Obamacare-gray? Why throw seniors to the private insurance sharks?

  113. “I cannot fathom how 43% of Americans approve of Obama’s “job” as president.”

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    Well, iirc 12% of Americans are Black.

  114. Just a minor peeve at NBC’ stupid Today hosts – they keep calling Kate “Princess Catherine”.
    This article on the official website specifically lists her title as Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge.

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    ‘Princess’ may be more of a generic term. I knew a lady from Austria born early 20th century who was referred to as a ‘princess’ though she said she was technically a ‘Grand Duchess.’

  115. admin could you please unmoderate my comments at 155pm. They are the youtube links to Trump’s speech.

  116. From @admin’s John Kass story above:

    They took the babe and nurtured him. ..

    I read this line as ‘…neutered him’ honestly. sorry, if that is in bad taste.

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    Very appropriate! /applauds/

  117. nomorebarry
    April 29th, 2011 at 1:26 pm
    Trump and the F&%&* bomb.
    He is good.

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    omg…wow! beyond our dreams…time to order a few pink brocade couches…this really is going to be a ride unlike any other…

  118. nomorebarry
    April 29th, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Trump and the F&%&* bomb.
    He is good.
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    I would much rather hear an appropriate Fbomb by Trump than all the lies and bs 99% of the other politicians are spreading.

    I a so over political correctness which stands for, nice words covering up the truth.

    If it hurts peoples little ears, they can waste their vote on the Huckleberry.

  119. nomorebarry
    April 29th, 2011 at 1:26 pm
    Trump and the F&%&* bomb.
    He is good.
    *********
    If Trump starts asking how, if state owned oil companies in OPEC are price gouging, Exxon-Mobile et al are making record profits??; then I will know that he is serious about helping 95% of the American people. Or how is it that Americans are going to be paying $4-6/gallon while Exxon-Mobile et al get massive American tax payer subsidies and pay no US taxes on increasingly record profits???

  120. #
    Shadowfax
    April 29th, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Okay, I am ready for 5 minutes of the wedding. Anyone have a good site with photos?
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    Just go to google.com and click on their doodle.

  121. Thanks pm

    Could the long awaited kiss be any shorter?

    What’s up with these Brits? Before the mini-kiss, their fast, continuous waves to the crowd seemed as though they were embarrassed.

    Why didn’t Kate put a ring on Will’s finger?

    I wish them a much happier life than Charles gave Diana.

  122. Y’all, I’m sorry, but this idea that Trump is going to dictate to other nations what they can do with their own resources is just nuts and, frankly, scares the hell out of me. The idea that the US provide “protection” in exchange for resources in a mercenary manner is extremely troubling as well. That commerce naturally occurs when the protection exists is one thing, but demanding price mandates or leaving them to the threat of chaos is another.

    Yeah, he’s taking asshole to task, and it’s very satisfying to hear someone who isn’t in protect bambi mode get a word in edgewise for a change, but think about the other things he’s saying.

  123. Y’all, I’m sorry, but this idea that Trump is going to dictate to other nations what they can do with their own resources is just nuts and, frankly, scares the hell out of me. The idea that the US provide “protection” in exchange for resources in a mercenary manner is extremely troubling as well.
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    His goal is not to scare you. It is to scare those nations who are taking advantage of us. There are many ways to play that hand once you have gotten their attention. This tour d force has gotten their attention. This is the stuff that keeps him in the headlines, and when the media he says you said the leaders of this country are stupid or fuck you to the Saudis guess what–they demand to know how he could say anything so ludicrous, whereupon he tells them that it is perfectly rational and people say at least he has some new ideas, some solutions and will not sell us down the river. And this point, it is talk, he is playing to multiple audiences and he speaks for millions when he says in the vernacular we are mad as hell and we will not take it anymore. In my view, the path we are on now is a death by a thousand cuts. We have to get off it or we are toast. I would rather take a chance on Trump than on what we have today, because it is pretty obvious where that train leads. Yes, it is a gamble, but it has the potential to restart our country, whereas what we have now is a sure thing, and a sure path to the poorhouse.

  124. f Trump starts asking how, if state owned oil companies in OPEC are price gouging, Exxon-Mobile et al are making record profits??; then I will know that he is serious about helping 95% of the American people. Or how is it that Americans are going to be paying $4-6/gallon while Exxon-Mobile et al get massive American tax payer subsidies and pay no US taxes on increasingly record profits???
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    That will be the other half of his argument.

  125. It is a mark of genius, or a shrewd businessman to see through the fog clearly, and realize that the status quo ,such as it is, is not working, for the critical mass of its people, and, to then muster the courage and acumen, to fix the status quo, before it breaks down completely and everything goes to hell. I give Trump very high marks in this area, and it is critical to our collective future. I give Obama an F- for this and ditto big media. I give Republicans a good sold D. Trump is A+.

  126. basil9
    April 29th, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Surprisingly the article disappeared from J W Smart Blog. I wonder if Obots tampered with his blog site.

    Any way I pasted almost every thing worth reading in that article.

  127. “All the physical indicators are consistent with a warming world. There is no doubt the trend of temperature is upwards since the early 20th century. And that trend is accelerating.”
    Global warming: Critics’ review unexpectedly supports scientific consensus on climate change – latimes.com

  128. From elsewhere:

    during the reign of King Louis the XIV – popularly known as The Sun King. While the ruling classes and the clergy were practically exempt from all taxation, the farmers, peasants and merchants took it on the chin. At the same time the King was constantly engaged in warfare against the German states, what’s now Belgium and the Netherlands, Spain and England. The Royals partied, made love and war while the soldiers – drawn from the common folk, fought the wars.

    Which brings me to the latest Republican budget proposal.

    Within, there are cuts to every benefit to the majority of the population – Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security – the list goes on and on but not one – NOT ONE – mention of any cuts to our massive War budget.

  129. US, Mexico hold high-level talks
    (AFP) – 3 hours ago

    WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her Mexican counterpart Patricia Espinosa led talks between their two countries aimed at fighting drug cartels and boosting broader cooperation.

    Posing for the cameras, Clinton thanked Espinosa and her government “for the very important work we are doing together between our two countries and also for Mexico’s leadership on so many regional and global issues.”

    The chief diplomats headed delegations that included the heads of defense, security, law enforcement, immigration and border agencies.

    “We will review our cooperation in many areas, and particularly the areas of security,” Espinosa said, adding Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his US counterpart Barack Obama have “given clear instructions” to both sides to cooperate.

    “This is the only way that we will be able to face the challenges in this area.”

    When she visited Mexico in March 2009, Clinton acknowledged that the United States shares blame for Mexico’s drug wars in which she said security forces are often outgunned by military-style equipment bought in her country.

    More than 34,600 people have been killed in suspected drug-related violence since Calderon launched a widespread military crackdown on criminal gangs at the end of 2006, according to official figures.

    The United States, which shares a 2,000-mile (3,200-kilometer) border with Mexico, has promised training and equipment to Mexico’s security forces under the three-year, $1.3 billion Merida Initiative to tackle organized crime.

    About 95 percent of the estimated cocaine flow toward the United States transits through Mexico, according to a March report by the State Department, which found Mexico to be a major supplier of heroin, marijuana and methamphetamines to the United States.

    Attending the talks besides Clinton and Espinosa were US Defense Secretary Robert Gates, his Mexican counterpart Guillermo Galvan, US Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Mexican Interior Minister Francisco Blake, US Attorney General Eric Holder and his counterpart Marisela Morales.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5iVSPnG1MPCuHMN8l7B4Lhj7LktCg?docId=CNG.3db96e277294aa7a83f199ba527c97c8.6a1

  130. I am a bit surprised that nothing has shown up yet using the McDonald’s ad campaign “I’m lovin it” with the Donald. Soooo easy it writes itself. I for one am loving it.

  131. turndownobamaApril 29th, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    “I cannot fathom how 43% of Americans approve of Obama’s “job” as president.”

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    Well, iirc 12% of Americans are Black.

    A friend of mine who possesses more melatonin than I says bambi is toast if and when someone calls him “bitch” as nothing is worse than a weak black man. Referring to the male anatomy he referenced shriveled, flaccid and just not “up” for the job. Claims there is an image impossible to live up to for African Americans males and that waffles evokes shame and not empathy.
    He voted for the pretender but I was shocked to learn that he was finished with the teleprompter reading fool back when the military went against his wishes and rescued the hostages held by Somali pirates a little while back. I had forgotten about that. With regards to the Donald he says the man is abrasive but he can respect that. He is 45, black a small business owner, a father of four and he sees bambi as a “disgrace” His word not mine.

  132. …just thinking…maybe part of T’s strategy with the swearing is to appeal to men…using that familiar tough guy talk they…many men…relate to…the working class and business guys…he is talking their language…

    …and in the meantime he makes O look even more wimpy

  133. S
    I am thinking he is exhibiting a touch of genius.
    He knows what a brand means and he would not risk tarnishing his own without cause.
    He knows the far right is a lost cause for him. Never gonna get that vote. Instead of pandering he is asserting who he is. Rough edges and all. A big part of the bambi fiction was his ability to connect with the youth.
    Republicans are seen as dull old white men stuffed in cheap suits. The Donald does not fit into that paradigm. And I think he knows it and is breaking the mold. He is bright and I’d say at least one step ahead. An f bomb is not what it once was and he knows it. yet here he is the day after creating a PR avalanche in the WH getting headlines for saying f*ck.
    Compare if you will Donald/ Willard/ Pawlenty/ hucka something/ Neutered/ sixpence/ awful guy from PA. Who you gonna call?

  134. I think Trump’s strategy is to woo the working class Dem votes and take them away from Obama. If he gets the R nomination, he will work on wooing them.

  135. basil9

    Here’s the latest Ulsterman Report.

    It’s about the Jarrett/Daley War.
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    Thanks for posting the link, I was afraid the Insider was over or busted as a hoax.

    So far, to me anyway, the story seems quite plausible.

  136. I think when TRUMP screams f*ck OPEC. He is speaking for a lot of us. My voice has been ignored for far too long. I celebrate anyone who is calling attention to what I have been screaming. If some takes offense too bad I am offended by what has been done to my country over the last 10 years.
    Sometimes you have to scream to be heard. Like others here I have written/canvased/called and i was dismissed by my selected representatives. Well if it takes a boisterous f bomb– I am all for it.
    Can you hear me now?

  137. basil9
    Are you here?
    Well if you are I have to say THANK YOU. I gotta crud who is my grand niece and I’ve had her everyday for years, She loves the Disney fairy tales. Me not so much. Beautiful girl asleep waiting to be rescued by handsome guy. Nope didn’t work for me and not what I wanted my pup to grow up in so we created our own. Princess Anna Leese. She is 50 something had cancer and moved away from it all but what she found was she had a lot to give. She becomes a writer and shares her stories with the creatures of the woods. Anyhow lonely angry woman striving to find comfort and beauty in the natural world runs smack into a neglected child. Corny kids stuff but she has to share who she is to become what she is meant to be. Little girl has to listen and learn. The backdrop for the story is an autumn leaf blowing in the wind gradually reaching a resting place.

    Probably a silly story and I pray that you do not find it offensive. I needed to make it with my brat as I ache to make sure that she sees the world as more than My Little Pony.
    I guess I really just want to say THANK YOU. You shared some and it planted a seed and hopefully my posterior pain gleaned something from it.

  138. Henry, YIKES!

    Are you saying I’m the inspiration for your story? I can’t remember ever being especially eloquent on this blog so you must share with ME! 😉

    And, offended? At what? That I’m “lonely” and “angry?’ (in your story, of course). Although I do find “comfort and beauty in the natural world.”

    And then I commune with a neglected child?

    I am flattered. If you’d like to share more I will give you my biz email and if you make contact I will then give you my personal addy.

    Here goes:

    hilaryhawke at gmail dot com.

    BOL with your grand niece. She is lucky to have you.

  139. O.M.G. Henry,

    I am rereading your post and I am cracking up! I’m Princess Anna Leese??????

    I always knew there was royalty in my background.

    😀

  140. basil9
    I am ecstatic that you don’t hate the story. I got this little person by mistake. I was in from NYC and she is my nephews kid. Neglected doesn’t come close to describing how her parents were treating her. i picked her up and she wrapped her little arms around my neck and I was never walking away from that baby. i didn’t have a choice, She taught me so much in that brief embrace, So guess you can see that Princess Anna Leese is little bit of me.
    On another note Shayla has all the toys you can imagine DC/Wii/xbox. I am not crazy about them. I had two open heart surgeries before I was 5 and i suppose my parents thought I was just going to die anyhow so they let me run a bit wild. I climbed trees. To the top everyday. Reckless abandonment,
    I took my baby girl on a long bus ride to where i grew up and we climbed a tree. Sat on a branch looking at the river and talking. How funny is that picture I am 44 she is 4 we are sitting in a tree.

  141. Obama said in 2008 that his father served in WWII?????

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    Grandfather and/or great uncle. On his Kansas side. On our side in the war.

    Dunno which side his African relatives would have been on.

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