Obama Boobery And Disaster In Wisconsin

Well… we have two things to say about last night’s Wisconsin festivities:

(1) We told you so; and

(2) We’re sorry – we thought getting pedicures (and reading fun ‘contact Hillary Clinton and beg her to run against the Boob’ as well as the latest luscious Hillary Clinton stuff) was more important than watching the election returns.

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Last night and today we received several e-mail rebukes chastising us for the lack of comment and focus on the election returns from Wisconsin. ‘Where is everybody?‘ we were asked.

Sorry, but we thought we had written all that needed to be written about Wisconsin a while back starting before the 2010 elections. To understand what happened last night in Wisconsin let’s go back to a pre-2010 election article we wrote:

“The two most important individual elections this cycle are races which test the long-term theories and strategies of both major political parties. In earlier Mistake In ’08 installments (see HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE) we have outlined the massive historical mistake the Democratic establishment inflicted on the now dead party of FDR/Hillary Clinton by gifting Barack Obama the nomination. The Mistake in ’08 is coming home to roost this November. [snip]

Instead of endless victories and a “cemented” and expanded Democratic majority in 2010, Obama has led the party to an electoral Waterloo. Not only will Republicans expand, if not cement their majority in 2010, they will do so in a post census redistricting year. [snip]

So which races are the two most important races this election cycle? Think Russ Feingold in Wisconsin and Marco Rubio in Florida.”

Rubio won and Feingold lost. For Rubio it is growing superstardom and for Feingold… well, last night tells the story. In the same pre-2012 election article we wrote this about what a Feingold loss would signify:

“If Russ Feingold loses, this iconic “progressive” defeat will prove that indeed Obama is “dangerously radioactive”. If Russ Feingold loses, the idea that “Blue Dogs” who opposed Obama are endangered and will be wiped out – thereby moving the party to the left – is a bankrupt idea: [snip]

In 2011 what will be clear is that Barack Obama is poison and destructive to those who follow him. [snip]

Russ Feingold will become an electoral victim of the lies of David Axelrod and Barack Obama and the delusions of the “creative class” nutroots who rejected reality for the soft pillows of their delusions: [snip]

The importance of the Russ Feingold race is that he was not a particularly big supporter of Barack Obama. But he was enough of a supporter that he too will likely suffer.

Feingold might not have been a big Obama supporter but he did not separate himself from Barack Obama either. The strategy for Obama Dimocrats to win is to renounce Obama:

Which brings us to this year. Why are we discussing Barack Obama when he did nothing in public to help the unions in Wisconsin? Why are we discussing Barack Obama instead of half a dozen Republican state senators? In February (during the fight over the new law proposed by Governor Scott Walker) of this year we wrote Thunderball In Wisconsin which explains why our focus today is on the treacherous Boob Barack Obama:

“Why is there such a hubbub in Wisconsin? Why is Barack Obama sending his thugs and thug machine OAFs to Wisconsin? Why are there tens of thousands of demonstrators out on the streets and in the state capital? Why are the labor unions finally so aroused? Why is there a scent of camels (not the cigarette) and Cairo in the air? It has almost nothing to do with paying more for health benefits or pensions.

What is happening in Wisconsin is that Obama realizes he is mortally threatened. What is happening in Wisconsin is that the Obama Dimocratic Party knows it is mortally threatened. That’s why now, all of a sudden, Obama Dimocrats are so concerned about “the workers”.

We had a lot to say in that article regarding how labor unions cut their own throats after years of ignoring their workers and treating those workers as serfs. In subsequent articles we provided advice to the labor unions (such as concentrating their efforts in bigger states in which they had a chance of winning). Some labor leaders are doing what we suggested and trying to get labor to worry about the people that pay their paychecks and stop spending money to help Barack Obama and the Obama Dimocratic Party.

Barack Obama sees labor unions and workers as a source of money for himself. That is why Barack Obama and the Obama Dimocratic Party demanded a fight in Wisconsin to block Walker’s new law. In March we wrote WTF – The Obama Press Conference Post The Battle Of Wisconsin:

“A lot of union supporters were shocked Wednesday night when the Wisconsin Senate voted to pass the most controversial part of the Governor Scott Walker “budget repair” or “union busting” bill, depending on your point of view. They should not have been surprised. It was politically obvious all along that the bill was going to pass – with all the geologic certainty that earthquakes will move the earth.

In our very first article on the Wisconsin law we pointed out that this was not going to end well for union supporters. We also pointed out in that article that this law was a dagger aimed at the Obama Dimocratic Party and the unions were “collateral damage”. At the time we wrote that first article the discussion in most of Big Media was about how unions would be hurt. Little mention was made that the point of the law was against the Obama Dimocratic Party. Now our view has become the conventional wisdom. [snip]

What was this “Battle of Wisconsin” all about? Why were so many genuinely shocked when the inevitable happened? Perhaps surprise at the speed with which the Wisconsin Senate moved the bill is warranted. But the bill was going to pass at some point and the shock and surprise of union supporters are what shocks and surprises here. Lesson: Don’t double down on a bet when you have nothing and the opponent has aces.

What was this all about? As we wrote in our first article about Wisconsin it is about the money unions in swings states such as Wisconsin wanted to spend in 2012. It’s all about the money to be extracted with fake promises of never to come victory from union supporters who were angry but not thinking. What was never explained was the end game. What was the exit strategy? The decision to heighten the issue to a national “movement” was not a concern to those that led the charge of this light brigade. It was all about the money:

Yup, the unions and the Obama Dimocratic Party did not give a fuc… fig about the workers losing collective bargaining or paying more for pensions and health benefits – all Obama and the Obama Dimocratic Party cared about was the money Obama would lose in swing states like Wisconsin.

Barack Obama and the Obama Dimocratic Party wanted to use the union issue in order to “fire up” the Obama voters of 2008 who are now disgusted with Obama. Obama and the Obama Dimocratic Party demanded desperate measures wasting millions of dollars to try to first get a judge on the Wisconsin Supreme Court to lose election, then try a batch of foolish recall elections, all in order to force a recall election against Governor Walker very early next year and an immediate repeal of the law that will deprive Barack Obama of millions in dollars and organization in 2012 if it is not repealed. It’s all about Obama and money for Obama and assorted opportunists such as the “Progressive Change Campaign Committee”.

Any Obama Dimocrat who HOPED or even believed Wisconsin’s recall elections would turn into a glorious battle with Obamarific results is certainly a fool after the results of the Prosser Supreme Court race – as we wrote on that fateful day:

“Today was supposed to be Day 1 in the big counteroffensive by Obama Dimocrats. Today was supposed to herald more victories in recall elections in Wisconsin. Today was supposed to be a day when union power was flexed and indeed a “sleeping giant” would prove to be awakened.

Instead of an apocalypse featuring a mighty giant, awake and roaming the land stomping out enemies, what we have is a display of weakness and a looming recount of an election starting by April 20. [snip]

How afraid will Republican governors in other states be now that supposedly liberal Wisconsin with unions and students up in arms at best produced a few hundred votes more for their candidate?:

“Yesterday’s supreme court election in Wisconsin spelled doom for democrats.

In a race where democratic groups and unions dumped millions of dollars into television ads and get out the vote efforts the far left came up short (so far) in capturing a state-wide race for Supreme Court justice.

Democrats, the liberal media and union goons gave their all – they even released disgusting fraudulent ads accusing their opponent of sex crimes – and still they found themselves in a tie.

Compare yesterday’s results to the election results from 2008:

In 2008 Barack Obama and his team of community organizers won the state by 400,000 votes or 14%.”

Finally, this is what we wrote in March of this year about the recall elections which floundered last night:

“As to recalls against individual senators, the ones that are legally susceptible to recall are those that won election in 2008 because the law requires that to be eligible for a recall petition you must have been in office for at least a year. A Republican in Wisconsin who survived the 2008 elections has little to fear in 2011. The Wisconsin Senators who should be worried are those Obama Dimocrats who came into office in 2008 – they are the ones whose fortunes have fallen since their election year. Shills like Greg Sargent promote today a Move-on paid for poll that shows two Republican senators as vulnerable to recall. Good luck with that money waster. [snip]

As we warned at the outset, there was no exit strategy and disaster was sure to follow. It has.

Millions have all ready been raised with false promises of victory. Millions more will be raised in futile attempts to depose Walker with Russ Feingold, who lost his last election, as the cat’s paw: [snip]

Instead of focusing efforts on states with weak governors or even a slight chance of “success” the groups supporting the unions, the unions themselves, along with Obama Dimocrats, chose to fight a battle against impregnable Wisconsin Republicans. The foolish “stratergery”, sans exit plan, has proved to be a trendsetter and led to defeats elsewhere: [snip]

Can you spell s-t-u-p-i-d?”

Millions of dollars, tens of millions from both sides, wasted. And for what? The Crawdads remind us that next week the Republicans are at bat and targeting two Obama Dimocrats:

“Millions of dollars spent for nothing. The Cheesehead Democrats needed to win 3 of 6 contests this week and both recalls next week to take control of the state senate.

They failed.”

Anyone who does not understand the scope of the disaster -that is wasting millions of dollars, volunteers, and messaging time is a total fool. Last night Ed Schultz of the mess that is MSNBC denounced all the “outside money” spent by Republicans without mentioning the outside money and outside volunteers Obama Dimocrats shipped in. Republican/conservative Sister Toldjah has the details on that hypocrisy and foolishness:

“In other words, Democrats, union bosses, and progressives, for your $30,000,000 and all your bussed in, slogan-chanting help, and even if you save those two seats next week, you’ll have won nothing. Zip. Zero. Nada. Bupkis.

So go ahead, try to recall Walker next year.”

All that waste of money, energy and volunteer time in Wisconsin for what – for Zip, Nada, Bupkis. The only open question now is whether as some speculate last night was a Gettysburg style defeat. As that possibility hit Al Sharpton last night (he’s the guy who pretended not to be an Obama Hopium eater in 2008 so he could provide “impartial” analysis even though, as we have documented, in private he had assured Barack Obama that he was in love) the rich Reverend lost his word magic and became incoherent.

It might not be Gettysburg for Democrats who oppose Barack Obama but it sure is a disaster for Barack Obama if he persists on inflicting himself on the nation.

The Professor however, was eloquent with his borrowed word structure:

“Never in the field of human conflict have so many been so disappointed so frequenttly in so short a period of time at so high a cost of money with so few lessons learned.”

HotAir was not as eloquent as the Professor in their analysis of the Battle of Wisconsin Part Deux. That website resorted to quoting Chris Cillizza of the Washington Post:

“If these results stand, its an undeniable defeat for labor and for progressive activists.

Democrats and their allies are arguing taking down two incumbents is itself a victory, given that recalling an official is in­cred­ibly difficult and rare. But they invested very heavily in taking back the state senate and fell short.

Whether those groups will continue to push for the recall of Gov. Scott Walker (R) is unclear.”

Obama Dimocrat fortunes in Wisconsin are doing as well as Wall Street (which lost another 500 points today).

Every day Obama makes it worse. Obama makes everything worse. It’s time for Obama to get out of the 2012 race.

Obama must get out of the 2012 race NOW and we must force him to do it. With Barack Obama out, an experienced and strong leader will emerge and she can restore sanity to the domestic and foreign policy of the United States. To this end, mind if we recycle an old protest slogan by Democrats against President Nixon? Lets recycle the old slogan:

Obama pull out now, like your father should have.

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81 thoughts on “Obama Boobery And Disaster In Wisconsin

  1. Investigate:

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0811/61025.html#ixzz1UeeLupAB

    House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King (R-N.Y.) on Wednesday demanded an investigation into a report that the White House is cooperating with a film on the mission to kill Osama bin Laden.

    In a letter to the Defense Department and the CIA, King asked for a probe and classified briefing about any cooperation or consultation between the agencies and the producers of the film, set to be directed by Kathryn Bigelow, who in 2008 made “The Hurt Locker,” which won six Oscars, including best picture and best director.

    “The administration’s first duty in declassifying material is to provide full reporting to Congress and the American people, in an effort to build public trust through transparency of government,” King wrote. “In contrast, this alleged collaboration belies a desire of transparency in favor of a cinematographic view of history.”

    White House spokesman Jay Carney called the claims “ridiculous” during his daily press briefing.

    Carney said the White House is offering the same level of cooperation to the filmmakers as it does with other journalists.

    “We don’t discuss classified information,” he said.

    The spokesman also took a shot at King, saying he hoped that his committee would find more important things to do given that the country is fighting a war on terror.

    Word of the Obama administration’s cooperation with Bigelow was first reported on Sunday by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, who wrote that the White House was hoping the film, set for an Oct. 12, 2012, release date, would boost Obama ahead of next year’s election.

    Dowd wrote that the “White House is also counting on the Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal big-screen version of the killing of bin Laden to counter Obama’s growing reputation as ineffectual. The Sony film by the Oscar-winning pair who made ‘The Hurt Locker’ will no doubt reflect the president’s cool, gutsy decision against shaky odds. Just as Obamaland was hoping, the movie is scheduled to open on Oct. 12, 2012 — perfectly timed to give a home-stretch boost to a campaign that has grown tougher.”

  2. First!
    🙂

    Great post, admin!

    Btw, sarahpac just announced that Sarah Palin is back on the bus this week, heading to the Iowa State fair. Poor Mitt, she’s stepping on his toes again, LOL.

  3. Votermom, Palin should stay a bit longer and step on Obama’s toes. He’s going to be there early in the week.

  4. Old Karl Rove’s ears must be BURNIN’…
    __________________________

    Rove: Obama Arrogant, ‘Disconnected’ on Economy

    10 Aug 2011

    By Hiram Reisner

    Former presidential adviser Karl Rove says President Barack Obama displayed arrogance in the debt-reduction negotiations and his response to S&P’s downgrade of America’s credit rating shows he is “disconnected” from the fundamentals of the nation’s fiscal crisis. Rove also told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Tuesday Obama in recent months has wiped out his image as a strong leader.

    “I think the debt negotiations and the downgrade and the president’s involvement in the former and his response to the latter show three things: They show first of all, the president is at times arrogant and disconnected,” Rove said. “Second of all, that he really is somebody who, while he can say the words, can’t do the words. That is to say, he can talk about the need to have a plan — and then not produce a plan.”

    Rove told Hannity Obama’s responses to the nation’s fiscal malaise — or lack thereof — also show his policy to “spend our way to prosperity has come to a dead and screeching halt.”

    “The president is unable to deal with that — and as a result, he’s stripped away over the last seven, or eight months in particular, a lot of the image that he had as a strong leader — and that’s the most precious asset a president has,” Rove said. “If we see a strong leader, it gives us confidence. If we see a strong leader, even if we don’t necessarily agree with him on everything, it gives us willingness to say, well, maybe he knows better than I do and I’m willing to follow him.

    “But how the president has handled himself, particularly in the last 10 days, how he’s handled himself, if he is defeated, we’ll look back and say, this was the moment where things got locked in,” Rove said.

    Hannity noted there are reports the Obama campaign’s prime objective is to make former Massachusetts governor and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney look bad, because the president can’t run on his record.

    “Look, for weeks — for months — it has been apparent with these lousy economic numbers, the only way the president and his people see that they have a path to victory is to radiate the Republican nominee, to take whoever that is, whether it is Romney or you name it, and . . . disqualify them in the views of the American people,” Rove said. “What’s interesting to me, is this comes from the president who denounced this kind of campaign in a fashion that I heard in 2008 — because he kept saying he was going to get rid of Karl Rove’s style [of] politics.

    “But look, this is exactly what they are going to do — it is the only way that they can win,” he said. “And I hate to say it that conceivably, if we have a weak candidate with a weak response to this kind of thing, they could conceivably win,” he said.

    http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/Rove-Obama-economy/2011/08/10/id/406744

  5. Yes Admin, it seems as though yesterday was pedicure day…no big whoop from anyone on WI deflated recall balloon. Unions taking a hit isn’t as bad as what almost everyone is already feeling from their lost job, financial ruin or just massive stess over their future.

  6. Here’s the cite and details on HIllary winning bigger over McCain than Obama did in Nov 2008. And note this is exit polling, so it doesn’t even count those HIllary supporters who stayed home.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-502163_162-4596620-502163.html
    As voters left the polls on Election Day, many were asked how they would have voted if the election match-up were between Hillary Clinton and John McCain rather than Barack Obama and McCain. 52 percent said they would have backed the former Democratic candidate; 41 percent would have voted for McCain, wider than Obama’s 7-point margin over McCain.

    Interestingly, 16 percent of McCain voters said they would have voted for Clinton, the Democrat, if she had been her party’s nominee.

  7. White House Compromising Intelligence with bin Laden Movie?

    Did the Obama administration compromise intelligence and sensitive military information by giving a Hollywood director high level access to details of the killing of Osama bin Laden? That’s what Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.), chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, wants to investigate.

    In a letter to the inspectors general at the Department of Defense and the CIA, King expresses concern about the cooperation between the White House and the filmmakers of an upcoming movie about the raid in Abbottobad, Pakistan, that killed bin Laden. He refers to Maureen Dowd’s August 7 column in the New York Times in which Dowd reported that director Kathryn Bigelow and her crew were “getting top-level access” to the details of the operation.

    “The Administration’s first duty in declassifying material is to provide full reporting to Congress and the American people, in an effort to build public trust through transparency of government,” King writes. “In contrast, this alleged collaboration belies a desire of transparency in favor of a cinematographic view of history.” Read the whole letter here.

    In addition to the questionable content of the film, the timing of its planned release—October 2012, a month before the presidential election—is also suspect, though it wouldn’t be the first time Hollywood has tried to brazenly influence an election. 2000’s The Contender, starring Gary Oldman, Joan Allen, and Jeff Bridges, sympathetically depicted a Democratic vice presidential candidate with a trumped up sex scandal. The movie also came out about a month before the election, in October 2000.
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    Obama Disapproval Creeps Back Up to 51 Percent

    Aug 10, 2011 • By MICHAEL WARREN

    According to Gallup’s daily tracking poll, President Obama’s disapproval rating has risen to 51 percent, while his approval rating hovers near his all-time low, at 41. The graph below shows the trends for the president’s approval and disapproval over the last month:

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-disapproval-creeps-back-51-percent_588174.html
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    By next September, Obama’s approval rating will be in the 60s%.. and that is when he will be the most dangerous. Beware!

  8. Let’s get this one in circulation – here’s another one and it is linked with a picture of Hillary at Drudge:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/us-politics/8692054/Democrats-doubt-Barack-Obamas-reelection-chances.html

    Democrats doubt Barack Obama’s reelection chances

    President Barack Obama is facing mounting doubts within his own party about his re-election prospects, with fellow Democrats beginning to ask if Hillary Clinton would have made a better president. [snip]

    “This is the downside of him not being terribly political like Bill Clinton was. Bill Clinton woke up every day relishing this kind of fight, and Hillary is just a tougher person. The Clintons are much more combative, they are always ready to go to Defcon 1 (‘war is imminent’ state).”

    Mr Reid added that the president remained a formidable campaigner and fund-raiser and should not be ruled out of the fight in 2012. But he said some Democrats were feeling “buyer’s remorse” for selecting the president in his epic battle with Mrs Clinton for the 2008 Democratic nomination.

    “The notion everyone is talking about is ‘is he Jimmy Carter or will he be a one-term president’,” he said.

    Gary Pearce, a Democratic strategist in North Carolina, a swing state Mr Obama is likely to struggle to retain in 2012, said: “Democrats are worried. He looks weak, he doesn’t say anything that grabs you, and people are looking for some kind of magic.”

    He said some activists were asking “do we need someone tougher to fight the tea party?” “You see a yearning for a Bill Clinton-type approach and Hillary would reflect that. Obama is just a different political animal, he is a low-key guy,” he added.

    Mr Obama’s approval rating has fallen dramatically since the killing of Osama bin Laden in early May, and he has failed to outline a vision for how he will improve chronic unemployment and a housing market in which one if five mortgage holders are in negative equity.

    A 2012 primary challenge by Mrs Clinton is currently regarded as unlikely, but growing number of party activists and old hands are hoping that she changes her mind.

    On his nightly television show, liberal host Bill Maher dismissed Mr Obama as a Republican, and asked his panel if Mrs Clinton would have made a better president.

    “Yes,” replied astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, an African American astrophysicist and broadcaster, adding that the Secretary of State would have been “a more effective negotiator in the halls of Congress”.

    An article in the New York Times by Drew Westen, a professor of psychology at Emory University and a specialist in political messaging, summarised the dismay at Mr Obama’s performance and was rapidly circulated online by liberals.

    “Those of us who were bewitched by his eloquence on the campaign trail chose to ignore some disquieting aspects of his biography: that he had accomplished very little before he ran for president,” he wrote.

  9. “Democrats doubt Barack Obama’s reelection chances

    President Barack Obama is facing mounting doubts within his own party about his re-election prospects, with fellow Democrats beginning to ask if Hillary Clinton would have made a better president.”
    _______________________

    It stands to reason the Democrats won’t support him. How many Dems did he throw under the bus during the Mid-terms when they needed him most? I’ve lost count- But then he had his own agenda- Give the House to the Republicans- I have deals to complete with them!

    Every Democratic Representative and Senator alike should be standing on their desks SHOUTING OBAMA DOWN- FORBIDDING HIM TO RUN!

    Backing it up with: “We Won’t Give You The NOMINATION!” So, There!

  10. Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. This is not a way of life at all in any true sense. Under the clouds of war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron.
    — attributed to President Dwight D. Eisenhower

  11. admin:

    I was going to ask you if I could buy a vowel (i) and 2 consonants
    (d and s) spelling disapproval to correct my misstatement.. here @ 8:55pm:

    “By next September, Obama’s *approval* rating will be in the 60s%” 😀

  12. More boobery from the WH. White House photo sparks protest is the most current stink bomb set off by the re-election campaign. Not only did Obama et al ignore the wishes of the families of the KIA Seals but they managed to lie to the press about no photos allowed (except the WH campaign photographer) and to the Pentagon and Joint Chiefs. Then they released the forbidden photo as WH “photo of the day” and passed it out to the press. Methinks Panetta is not going to cover Obama’s behind for this one.

  13. I’ve been hearing that the repubs believe that obama and his dim bulbs are going to run the dirtiest campaign ever this time around.

  14. “…you’ll have won nothing. Zip. Zero. Nada. Bupkis.”

    ———————————–
    Amen. Well said, Admin.

  15. admin
    August 10th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Let’s get this one in circulation – here’s another one and it is linked with a picture of Hillary at Drudge:
    ———–
    I wonder if this was the reason Hillary had to meet with the BoyKing in the WH today? Is he worried that she will primary him?

    It’s always a great day when an article like this with a decent photo of Hillary shows up on Drudge.

  16. 10:11pm

    “An official White House photo of a saluting Obama was distributed to news media and published widely. It also was posted on the White House website as the “Photo of the Day.” It showed Obama and other officials in silhouette and did not depict caskets.”
    ______________________

    This is BAD! Obama using the arrival of the caskets carrying the downed SEALS as re-election props is a disgrace to the military and over the top, even for him. He is acting in desperation clinging to American heroes hoping courage and bravery will somehow rub off on him for political gain. By doing this without giving it a second thought how his opportunism is going to be received by the public and the SEAL families. The blowback can only be characterized in two words, political suicide.

  17. “Barack’s Satan Sandwich Only The First Course: Will We Re-Hire the Chef in 2012 Anyway?”

    “Liberal talk show host Thom Hartman was a textbook picture of the confused and persistent state of denial among progressive Obamites on live TV earlier this week.

    Hartman agreed with Kansas City congressman Emmanuel Cleaver that the deal following the debt hoax was “a satan sandwich,” forced upon the nation by President Obama’s refusal to stand with and for the tens of millions who elected him. The debt deal was sure to result in waves of further cuts, deepening poverty and greater unemployment, while safeguarding the profit margins and tax immunities of corporations and the wealthy. It was the shortest route to a new Great Depression.”
    *****
    Professional Democrats — including almost all black elected and appointed officials on local, state and federal levels, and a class of wannabees a layer below them — have tied themselves to this president, no matter what he does or doesn’t do. They have become his indispensable enablers, shields and apologists. It is they who are accountable to the president, rather than the president being held to any meaningful accountability by those that elected him. Accountability, they say, is seriously overrated. After all, he’s black, not white, and a Democrat, not a Republican. That’s all we need to know. It’s almost a foregone conclusion that the elected officials and other political figures, the Tavis Smileys and the Cornel Wests who are edging away from Barack Obama now will beg us to circle the wagons around him one more time in 2012.”
    ***
    “Thanks to chef Obama, a “supercommittee” of a dozen members of Congress has assumed the power to repeal decades of progressive legislation by simply cutting the funds for it. By 2012 all the prattle about “hope” and “change” will ring hollow for millions. We’ll be chowing down on that second course, with a new pretend-crisis debt ceiling upon us. The progressives and Congressional Black Caucus members who are edging away from President Obama now will be reminding us that after all, he’s black, not white, and a Democrat, not a Republican. Republicans are white supremacists, remember? ”
    ****
    The progressive Democrats will be reminding us that we have no choice — not because we have no choices, but because they have already made theirs. Political progressives are, after all, married to their careers, not to the people. As long as our vision stretches no further than the next election, they almost make sense.
    ***
    Limiting our own vision to what elected officials and their consultants deem “polticially possible” is always a dead end. Fifty and fifty-five years ago all the demands of the Freedom Movement were “premature”, “unrealistic” and “political suicide” for so-called progressives already in office.

    It’s time to get unrealistic and unreasonable again.”

    http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/baracks-satan-sandwich-only-first-course-will-we-re-hire-chef-2012-anyway

  18. The Failed Obama Presidency

    August 08, 2011

    The news Friday night of Standard & Poor’s downgrade of the sovereign debt of the United States of America pretty much says all that needs to be said about the leadership abilities of Barack Obama.

    Though the ratings agency, in announcing it was cutting America’s AAA bond rating to AA+, cast blame on both Democrats and Republicans, the House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, liberals and conservatives, the greatest, unspoken criticism is of the president himself.

    For a man whose presidential campaign was based upon hope and change, telling Americans “Yes We Can,” his 32 months in office have led to nothing but bitter disappointment for his supporters, anger on the part of his political enemies and bewilderment and cynicism from the great middle of the country.

    During the Democratic primary season in 2008, the party seemed to be searching for something, someone to take them, and the nation, forward into a new era. Frontrunner Hillary Clinton, who would be the first female president, was seen as a face from the past with more baggage than the party wanted to deal with.

    And onto the stage strode Barack Obama. A U.S. senator for less than two years, an Illinois state senator for four years, a part-time law professor at the University of Chicago. His life story and the fact he was a blank slate upon which dreamers could write anything they wanted propeled him past Clinton and, ultimately, into the White House.

    Even going into the 2008 election, there were conservatives who, though they would never vote for Obama, hoped he might prove to be a liberal version of Ronald Reagan, “The Great Communicator,” who could lift the nation out of its funk and get us all moving forward again, united.

    But in office, Obama has utterly failed as a leader and as a politician.

    The economic stimulus of early 2009 was the first of many examples of his failed governing style. Instead of proposing a plan to the Democratic Congress, he allowed party leaders to lay out the plan’s specifics, and what we got was a mishmash of pet projects, special interest deals and lobbyist gifts masquerading as an economic stimulus, with a pricetag of $787 billion.

    On health care, the same modus operandi. He turned over to congressional Democrats the crafting of the plan with the result being a piece of legislation few Democrats knew the contents of. And because of continuing questions about its constitutionality, it’s a law that today is a drag on the U.S. economy.

    The debt crisis was a crisis he allowed to fester by his own inaction. By not proposing a budget to Congress for two years, by ignoring the report of his own debt commission, by calling for fiscal prudence and then proposing a budget that would have added $1.5 trillion to the debt, he rendered himself merely a political footnote.

    Obama has just 14 months to turn around his presidency. Is it possible? Who knows. But the country can’t take much more of this.

    http://www2.newsadvance.com/news/2011/aug/08/failed-obama-presidency-ar-1225229/

  19. Most Americans say U.S. on wrong track: Reuters/Ipsos poll

    By Steve Holland

    WASHINGTON | Wed Aug 10, 2011

    (Reuters) – Economic fears are weighing heavily on Americans, with a large majority saying the United States is on the wrong track and nearly half believing the worst is yet to come, a Reuters/Ipsos poll said Wednesday.

    The poll reflected growing anxiety about the U.S. economy and frustration with Washington after a narrowly averted government default last week, a credit rating downgrade by Standard & Poor’s, a stock market dive and a stubbornly high 9.1 percent jobless rate.

    President Barack Obama was politically bruised in the brutal, weeks-long debt debate, and negative views on the economy are worrisome signs for his 2012 re-election bid.

    His approval rating dropped to 45 percent from 49 percent a month ago, according to the poll conducted from Thursday to Monday. Obama’s predecessor, President George W. Bush, never saw his approval rating dip below 46 percent in Gallup polling in his re-election year of 2004.

    The Reuters/Ipsos poll found 73 percent of Americans believe the United States is “off on the wrong track,” and just one in five, 21 percent, think the country is headed in the right direction.

    The survey found that 47 percent believe “the worst is yet to come” in the U.S. economy, an increase of 13 percentage points from a year ago when this question was last raised.

    This is the highest measure since March 2009, when concern peaked at 57 percent, at the height of the recession.

    Ipsos pollster Julia Clark said the wrong-track measure reflects widespread unhappiness with the economy and frustration at both political parties, but “you can’t say it’s a predictor of how Obama will fare” in 2012.

    The level of discontent was 10 points higher than a July survey and is the highest in an Ipsos poll since it reached 73 percent in October 2008, at the height of the financial crisis. The polling organization found 77 percent felt the country was on the wrong track in July 2008, during Bush’s final year in office.

    Gallup has found even higher levels of dissatisfaction at various points over the past 30 years, but it is rare.

    2012 IMPACT?

    Republicans appear to be suffering the most from the last-minute debt deal last week that was reached only after anguished negotiations between Obama and congressional leaders.

    The survey found 49 percent of Americans held a negative view of Republicans after the deal was reached, and 42 percent held a negative opinion of the conservative Tea Party movement. Tea Party conservatives stuck closely to their demand that deficit reduction be handled solely through spending cuts and were willing to risk a default to achieve their aims.

    By contrast, 40 percent of those polled saw Democrats in a negative light.

    “Coming out of this, the Republicans are I think taking the balance of the blame for the debt deal negotiations,” Clark said.

    Obama was viewed negatively by 42 percent as a result of the debt deal, while House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner, the top U.S. Republican, was viewed negatively by 37 percent.

    A new Washington Post poll, shows nearly 75 percent of Americans say they have little or no confidence in Washington to repair the economy. Nearly 80 percent say they are dissatisfied with the way the political system is working and more than seven in 10 say Washington is focused on the “wrong things.”

    A USA Today/Gallup poll this week suggested possible evidence of an anti-incumbent wave building, saying only 24 percent of Americans believe most members of Congress deserve re-election, the lowest percentage since Gallup began asking the question in 1991.

    Clark said Obama’s approval is in relatively safe territory, but that his re-election could be threatened if he were to dip into the 30s.

    “A difficult economic situation will create a difficult situation for the president when it comes to re-election a year from now,” she said. “When the economy is bad, people look for a change.”

    The debt agreement that consumed weeks of debate and resulted in a two-staged arrangement to cut spending is not getting rave reviews.

    More people surveyed, 53 percent, held a negative view of the compromise agreement, compared to 38 percent who think it is a good deal.

    Democrats were more balanced in their views, with 47 percent approving it and 45 percent disliking it. A majority of independents, 53 percent, and Republicans, 63 percent, did not like it.

    “The process was very damaging to Washington,” said Clark.

    Americans held mixed views on the best way to stimulate economic growth. Cutting spending, 49 percent, and taxing the wealthy, 46 percent, came highest, followed by investment in infrastructure, 34 percent.

    Democrats are urging Obama to move away from the debate over how to reduce America’s structural deficits and concentrate solely on creating U.S. jobs. Obama has signaled he plans to do this.

    “Shift the focus on job creation,” former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson told MSNBC.

    The Reuters/Ipsos poll of 1,055 adults, including 885 registered voters, had a margin of error of 3 percentage points for all respondents and 3.1 points for registered voters.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/08/11/us-usa-poll-idUSTRE7794EX20110811?feedType=RSS&feedName=topNews&rpc=71

  20. JanH
    August 10th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    The Failed Obama Presidency

    August 08, 2011
    …. During the Democratic primary season in 2008, the party seemed to be searching for something, someone to take them, and the nation, forward into a new era. Frontrunner Hillary Clinton, who would be the first female president, was seen as a face from the past with more baggage than the party wanted to deal with.

    __________________

    Couldn’t read it all, but as far as I got: Gosh what hogwash!

    Hillary had more baggage than the party wanted to deal with? She won the primary, the party choose her!! The Democrat party’s TRAITOROUS LEADERS (Brazilla and Dean, 2X4 Schumer, Kerry and Kennedy, Pelosi,

    AND MOST SHAMEFUL OF ALL ROOSEVELT)

    had already sold the party (us) out – cheap, and couldn’t let her have the nomination she won along with the hearts of most all Americans.

  21. Actually, the article says LBJ was the target of the ‘pull out now’ slogan, not Nixon. It reminds me those were real anti-war activists who didn’t base their protest on what party the President belonged to. Not like the nutroot hypocrites who let Jon Edwards run as a ‘piece candidate.’

    Pat Buchanan, the anti-war conservative and Nixon’s hatchet, calls for transformational defense cuts as part of debt reduction. I hope Buchanan’s influence in his party grows, and he’s successful in his fight to wipe out the Neocons. I’m amazed to say, I’d vote for Pat Buchanan for President today. Nixon, I’d vote for in a heartbeat.

  22. The Country Cannot Take Much More of this is Exactly the way I feel. I think the whole country is depressed at this point, and we need a plan and a budget to cling to to get us out of this mess, things that O does not and will not do.

    How could we possible have allowed a President to run this country, without a plan. He gave plenty of evidence that he never had specific plans, although he certain did criticize those that did. He cannot put together a plan, budget, change (kind of ironic) his methods, and his hope is nothing but a fantasy, yet people state, I will hold my nose and pull the lever for him in 2012.

    We have such great people in this country. Too bad we have developed a political system that is so fraudulent and corrupt that a great leader cannot make it through.

  23. Canaan, as you wrote, LBJ was the first target of the ugly jibe. It was recycled for Nixon. As good and rational environmentalists we recycled too. 🙂

    You are also right that those were genuine anti-war activists who went after LBJ and then went after Nixon. As to your spelling of “piece candidate” – you are a very naughty person.

    And as for the hated Richard Nixon – he would be a very strong liberal by today’s measure. “I’d vote for in a heartbeat” is shocking but entirely reasonable. It’s shocking that we have come to this.

  24. Perhaps the most damning indictment of Obama I’ve read to date:

    ” You have global chaos, market terror and brave Americans who died in a far-off land fighting for American freedom. If ever there was a moment for magic and inspiring oratory, it would be now.

    “These are the moments great men live for and for which great speeches are made. Just imagine what the Barack Obama of 2008 would have done with such a moment.

    “Sadly, it turns out that was just a mirage. Something we wanted to see. Now, he has lost his nerve. He has gone mute. And he stuttered through a sorry speech that tanked the markets another 300 points.”

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/aug/9/fallen-off-olympus-obama-stammers/

  25. From S&P on some reasons they downgraded the US:

    S&P: The political brinksmanship of recent months highlights what we see as America’s governance and policymaking becoming less stable, less effective, and less predictable than what we previously believed.

    RIGHT!

    S&P: The statutory debt ceiling and the threat of default have become political bargaining chips in the debate over fiscal policy.

    RIGHT!

    S&P: In addition, the plan envisions only minor policy changes on Medicare and little change in other entitlements, the containment of which we and most other independent observers regard as key to long-term fiscal sustainability.

    BOO!

  26. Obama pull out now, like your father should have.
    ————-
    admin, that is wickedly funny!

    CBS is advertising that a Scott Pelley interview with HRC will air tonight on the evening news.

    In mentioning the House discontinuance of its high school page program, a TV crawl attached the string “and Pelosi” to Boehner’s name – as in: Boehner and Pelosi announce cost-cutting move to eliminate … page program at the House. Like the Poops has gone bipartisan?

  27. An odd Fox News piece:

    Obama’s 2012 Presence in Iowa Is a Stark Contrast to 2008 Campaign

    By Steve Brown

    Published August 10, 2011

    In 2007 and 2008, Iowa got an Obama-thon.

    Then-Senator Barack Obama was in Iowa a lot. He had to be. Obama was up against the most famous brand name in Democratic politics, Clinton — Hillary Clinton.

    And when it got close to the ’08 caucuses (which fell on January 3rd), the entire Obama family was moved to a West Des Moines hotel. The lights from the Christmas tree could be seen outside.

    That’s how much time the future president spent in Iowa. It paid off.

    Obama won the Democratic Caucuses and breezed to an Iowa win in the general election that November.

    Those are fond memories for Iowa Democrats. Memories they should try to forget for the sake of the 2012 re-election campaign.

    “What Iowans have to remember and they are not good about remembering… is that (President Obama) has to run in 49 other states,” says former Iowa Democratic Party Communications Director Carrie Giddins, “Iowa was spoiled in 2007 leading up to the caucuses they basically had all Obama, all the time.”

    He is the president. It is a very time-consuming full-time job being the leader of the free world. So, in 2012 there are new rules of engagement in Iowa.

    “We are the voice of the President…now…until the general election kicks up,” says Sue Dvorsky, the chairwoman of the state Democratic Party.

    Dvorsky talks about the honor and privilege of knowing President Obama is their nominee, but some extra work comes with the territory.

    All those Republican candidates visiting Iowa? The Iowa Democratic Party is riding shotgun on all of them, watching them, and calling out what it feels are inaccuracies and inconsistencies of opposition campaigns.

    Of particular interest to Iowa Democrats is Mitt Romney, who has made a small handful of Iowa visits.

    “I understand it’s his right to make that decision,” says Dvorsky, “I just don’t know that it matches with the rhetoric that he’s putting out that he’s the front runner.”

    And Dvorsky notes with a smile there are 35,000 more Iowa voters registered Democrat than Republican. But while true, that’s a sharp departure to the 110,000 registered voter advantage Iowa Dems had in 2008.

    That’s not the only thing that’s changed in Iowa. Unemployment is at 6 percent. That’s lower than the national average of 9.1 percent. But since November of 2008, Iowa’s lost over 22,000 manufacturing jobs.

    Just last year, incumbent Democratic Governor Chet Culver lost his re-election bid to former Republican Governor Terry Branstad. That was the first time a sitting Iowa governor has lost a re-election bid since 1962.

    Iowa Republicans see it all as a signal that Obama is vulnerable in the Hawkeye State.

    Matt Strawn Iowa GOP chairman says, “It’s amazing in the state that launched Barack Obama just three-plus years ago. How dramatic the landscape has changed.”

  28. When the public awaken this morning and realize this president has stepped over the line once more, the outrage to put it mildly is going to be as HOT as the fires burning in the city of London.

    Reading at Huffpo this morning, a few samplings:
    ___________________

    “Absolutely outrageous ! The families ask for privacy during their time of grief and the “Narcissist In Chief” dishonors their wishes with yet another cowardly act of disrepect. Just when I think I’ve seen the extent of this kind of behavior from him, he manages to raise the bar higher. The media should have also respected the wishes of the families by not publishing the picture above. It’s very clear that Obama intends to use the Bin Laden Raid as a campaign event. Hollywood is gearing up to present a dipiction of it in a movie timed to release right before the election. I’m sure he’ll be portrayed as an instrument­al part in all of it. Bin Laden was caught due to the heroic efforts of our military and intelligen­ce community. Not by a community organizer who was opposed to either group pursuing him in the first place until he saw an opportunit­y to derive political advantage from it. The picture and this film disgust me in ways I cannot put into words.”
    _________________________________________

    “It was photos of the remains that the families didn’t want. This photo isn’t of the remains.
    It is just a photo of the remains of a failed administra­tion.”
    ________________________________

    “Was he facing East toward Mecca”
    Of course, its Ramadan ..”
    _________________________

    “Only a Muslim, would disrespect the wishes of military families !!

    HE is NOT one of us….fore­ign bred foreign born !!

    GO CASH IN, OBAMA ……..go collect those big campaign dollars !!

    SICKENING !!”
    ____________________________

    “It is more important to this president to get coverage than to respect this time for the families mourning their loved ones. Besides, since when has Obama given one care as to how the American people feel anyway.”
    _____________________

    “Absolutely outrageous ! The families ask for privacy during their time of grief and the “Narcisist In Chief” dishonors their wishes with yet another cowardly act of disrespect. Just when I think I’ve seen the extent of this kind of behavior from him, he manages to raise the bar higher. The media should have also respected the wishes of the families by not publishing the picture above. It’s very clear that Obama intends to use the Bin Laden Raid as a campaign event. Hollywood is gearing up to present a depiction of it in a movie timed to release right before the election. I’m sure he’ll be portrayed as an instrument­al part in all of it. Bin Laden was caught due to the heroic efforts of our military and intelligen­ce community. Not by a community organizer who was opposed to either group pursuing him in the first place until he saw an opportunit­y to derive political advantage from it. The picture and this film disgust me in ways I cannot put into words.”

  29. turndownobama: “52 percent said they would have backed the former Democratic candidate [HRC]; 41 percent would have voted for McCain, wider than Obama’s 7-point margin over McCain.

    Interestingly, 16 percent of McCain voters said they would have voted for Clinton, the Democrat, if she had been her party’s nominee.”

    =========
    Another interesting point is that the exit polls favored Clinton five months after she had backed out of the race and stopped campaigning for herself. The ‘movement’, if I dare call it such, had that much sticking power.

    Those 16% of McCain voters (9.6 million votes) were mostly PUMAs – let’s say 8.5 million votes.

    One-third of PUMAs said they would vote McCain and 2/3 or 17 million said they would abstain. That means that the full PUMA weight was 3 x 8.5 or about 25 million voters.

    Extrapolating on a politico-ideological level, I contend that this disgruntled bloc of 25 million voters formed the core of what was to become the Tea Party, because:

    (i) How else can you explain such a large and coherent bloc of politically savvy people cropping up in viril opposition to a ‘landslide’ president just 3 months after he takes office?

    (ii) The “balanced budget” theme has been a Tea Party constant from the outset, and was also, if you remember correctly, a bedrock issue in the HRC campaign. Hillary began many debate answers with “I begin with fiscal responsibility”.

    (iii) The Tea Party has amazing sticking power, just like the PUMAs who are still obsessing over the Secretary of State 3 years after the end of the D primaries.

    (iv) While the Tea Party is generally regarded as a conservative branch of the Republican Party, the Republican Party itself is actually beholden to the TP: In my view, the TP is independent of both parties, supported R candidates in 2010 just to upend the D powers that be, and would be perfectly willing to back HRC in 2012 if she runs.

  30. WH operatives out and about attempting to limiting damage appeasing public outcry.. Blaming campaign operatives.

    I’m sure there will be more excuses to come.

    From the NY Post:

    Call Off the ‘SEALs-ploitation’:

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/call_off_the_seals_ploitation_zVWRo9uhloUjLKlalgzTqJ
    ______________________

    The duplicate commenter’s post above was an indication of the fear of the commenter’s post disappearing after s/he had written and posted it once before and after several hours had vanished.

  31. BREAKING: Rep. Peter King Asks For Probe Into White House’s Role in Bin Laden Movie

    House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King (R-N.Y.) on Wednesday demanded an investigation into a report that the White House is cooperating with a film on the mission to kill Osama bin Laden.

    In a letter to the Defense Department and the CIA, King asked for a probe and classified briefing about any cooperation or consultation between the agencies and the producers of the film, set to be directed by Kathryn Bigelow, who in 2008 made “The Hurt Locker,” which won six Oscars, including best picture and best director.

    “The administration’s first duty in declassifying material is to provide full reporting to Congress and the American people, in an effort to build public trust through transparency of government,” King wrote. “In contrast, this alleged collaboration belies a desire of transparency in favor of a cinematographic view of history.”

    White House spokesman Jay Carney called the claims “ridiculous” during his daily press briefing.

    Carney said the White House is offering the same level of cooperation to the filmmakers as it does with other journalists.

    “We don’t discuss classified information,” he said.

    The spokesman also took a shot at King, saying he hoped that his committee would find more important things to do given that the country is fighting a war on terror.

    Word of the Obama administration’s cooperation with Bigelow was first reported on Sunday by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, who wrote that the White House was hoping the film, set for an Oct. 12, 2012, release date, would boost Obama ahead of next year’s election.

    Dowd wrote that the “White House is also counting on the Kathryn Bigelow and Mark Boal big-screen version of the killing of bin Laden to counter Obama’s growing reputation as ineffectual. The Sony film by the Oscar-winning pair who made ‘The Hurt Locker’ will no doubt reflect the president’s cool, gutsy decision against shaky odds. Just as Obamaland was hoping, the movie is scheduled to open on Oct. 12, 2012 — perfectly timed to give a home-stretch boost to a campaign that has grown tougher.”

    politico.com

  32. Something to think about.

    Why isn’t Obama concerned at how the shoot down of a SEALS aircraft happened? Doesn’t it stand to reason a CIC would be concerned how this tragedy occurred to prevent the same tragedy from happening again? Wouldn’t this be a priority for a US President as Chief of the Military?

    All I’ve read is an investigation into the ID’s of the SEALS killed. Nothing in the way of the WH demanding an accounting from military officials looking for clues into what protocols weren’t followed giving insurgents an opening for this to happen.

  33. Good someone else asking the same questions. They appear to be knowledgeable of military operations.

    “Obamadinajad is going to be represented in a “staring ” role in a movie about how HE led the capture, kill mission on Bin Laden. Obama Bin Biden have already revealed too much, talked too much about the Bin Laden mission. So yes Mr King, you ask the questions, get answers from Defense and the “Company”. Who is doing the “authenticity, realism, factual” advising on this Obama campaign booster movie?

    What are the Taliban, Al Qaeda, Muslim Brotherhood, Iran and other terrorists nations going to learn about OUR “Secrets”, OUR Special Operations Forces and missions.

    Somebody, Obama, Defense needs to answer the questions.

    Why were 31 of our Special Operations Troops on ONE “Jolly Green Giant” chopper. They are noisy, slow and apparently this one had NO anti-missile evasion defenses. More wasted young lives of our troops because this moron couldn’t lead a horse to water.”

  34. Paolino looks like a first-degree asshole. Listen to this:
    *********

    NEW: Michelle Obama Coming to RI for Fundraiser

    Wednesday, August 10, 2011

    Stephen Beale, GoLocalProv News Editor

    First Lady Michelle Obama will be coming to Rhode Island next month for a campaign fundraiser at the former of former Providence mayor and long-time Clinton supporter Joe Paolino.

    The fundraiser is Sept. 30 at Paolino’s home on the East Side of Providence. Tickets start at $1,000 and go all the way up to $35,800. Paolino said organizers hope the even raises hundreds of thousands of dollars. “I don’t want to put a figure on it,” he said this evening.

    Obama will be at least the second First Lady to visit Paolino’s home. He has also hosted Hillary Clinton. Other guests have included Bill Clinton and former Second Lady Tipper Gore.

    Those who donate $5,000 will get a picture taken with Obama. Those who contribute the maximum will meet with her privately before the event. Money raised will go into a general fund to benefit Obama’s re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee.

    “We’re looking to have a great event,” Paolino said.

    With Hillary Clinton not involved in the race and Obama doing a “great job” as President, Paolino said he was pleased to back Obama. He said plans for the fundraiser came together this at an event for financial supporters of Obama held in Washington, DC earlier this week.

    Paolino said the host committee for the event includes House Speaker Gordon Fox and former state Democratic chairman Mark Weiner. Organizers are coordinating Obama’s visit to Rhode Island with the staff for Mayor Angel Taveras and Governor Lincoln Chafee.

    In an interview, Paolino said he isn’t too concerned about Obama’s GOP challengers in the general election. “I don’t see how they can beat him,” Paolino said. “I don’t see anything there. I don’t see any substance.”

    ***********
    Comments:

    Great place for a good ol Philly style fuel air bomb drop, worked there!

    Comment #1 by John boone on 2011 08 10

    “great job as president”..that’s Paolino code for “I want another Ambassador position” and can I get a “pardon” for Cianci ??
    Joe wouldnt pay $35,800 for anything but some nit wit will..check or plastic??

    Comment #2 by Buc Kner on 2011 08 11

    Go for it Joey, hook your wagon to a failing Presidency. Hey, maybe you might get appointed Ambassador to Congress – maybe you can talk to them better than what’s his name can.

    Comment #3 by Lance Chappell on 2011 08 11

    how about ambassador to SIX FLAGS

  35. and Obama makes more records…..

    US trade deficit widens in June to highest level since 2008 as exports fall for 2nd month – AP

  36. The 2012 election will be a defining monent for America. Although Americans have shown extremely poor judgement in the last several election cylcles, I still need to believe that democracy and the will of the people will force an acceptable candidate to emerge, one with the intelligence, integrity and ability to put this nation on a better course. Had democracy been allowed to prevail, Hillary would be POTUS today. Will the voice of the people be thwarted again? I don’t think so.
    The economy will force people to pay attention beyond the soundbites and propaganda news. If not Hillary, then a candidate like Trump needs to emerge with the guts to run.

  37. More about the Dover photo:
    …”The White House routinely releases photos taken by the White House photographers in specific circumstances where it would be inappropriate to include members of the media,” Carney said. “In this case, the White House released the photo, in the interests of transparency, so that the American people could have as much insight as possible into this historic and sobering event….”

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/08/11/white-house-photo-ceremony-for-us-troops-killed-in-afghanistan-sparks/#ixzz1UjqmsONT

    So what about the case of bin Laden’s burial? Guess you did not want to give the American peopleas much insight as possible into this historic and sobering event.

  38. jeswezey
    August 11th, 2011 at 8:29 am

    Paolino looks like a first-degree asshole. Listen to this:
    *********

    NEW: Michelle Obama Coming to RI for Fundraiser
    ___________________

    I know who Joe Paolino is- and I know his sister Beverly and her husband Jim. We had attended several of their eloquently put on parties at their home and at Rose Cliff in Newport, RI.

    They are classy, wonderful people. All of them. The naysayers posting negative comments about JP are the usual ham and egg types who are too lazy to do something useful with their lives. Don’t believe a word they’re saying. Jealousy and covetousness is rampant in RI. There is always someone in RI who wants what you have and they will stop at nothing to get what they want. I know- I’m experiencing it first hand.

    As for Cianci- he served his prison term and has his own radio talk show. Just goes to show you how credible those comments are- Cianci created a beautiful interesting city in Providence- he took it from the decaying dregs of a run down city to a tourist destination, a Renaissance City to be proud of- there again, jealousy and powerplays seeped trying to destroy Cianci. To a degree they succeeded. However, I read some time ago, Buddy read the rules of eligibility and in a few years, he is eligible to run for the US Senate. If he does, theres no doubt about it, he will win!

  39. Another busy day for our Girl.

    Public Schedule for August 11, 2011

    Public Schedule
    Washington, DC

    August 11, 2011

    SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

    9:15 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with the assistant secretaries of the regional bureaus, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    11:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton delivers remarks on “From Famine to Food Security: Meeting the Challenge in the Horn of Africa,” at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), 2033 K Street, NW, Washington, DC.
    (OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
    Watch live here. Space is limited. Media should RSVP to m.pietrowski@cgiar.org.
    Pre-set time for video cameras and still photographers: 9:00 a.m. on the 4th Floor of 2033 K Street.
    Final access time for journalists without equipment: 10:00 a.m. on the 4th Floor of 2033 K Street.
    Click here for more information.

    12:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton attends a meeting at the White House.
    (MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

    2:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton officiates the swearing-in ceremony for Ambassador-designate to Macedonia Paul Wohlers, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

  40. I have been thinking about teh London riots. I am reading some lefty blogs take on the London riots and a lot of them are saying well, it’s because these are poor disadvantaged youth and it’s somehow the fault of govt not providing enough for them.
    (The irony being that these are the same bloggers who always say that Tea Partiers are rabble and are destroying society. So people peacefully assembling and using lawful means of shaping political debate are scary and terroristic while people rioting and looting victims of societal oppression and marginalization finally fighting back?)
    I don’t get it. I have been, ever since Sicko came out, envying the UK for it’s healthcare, as well as for it’s safety net, and then I see these violent kids trash their own.
    I am thinking that maybe the UK govt should provide one more thing — employment via required conscription into the military, for all youth. I think that at least would provide rudimentary discipline and respect for legitimate authority that seems very lacking.

  41. “Michelle Obama Coming to RI for Fundraiser”

    ——————–

    I guess this is more important than taking the time to pay your respects to the Seals families.

  42. JanH, definitely. She’s got to hustle to get to the $1Billion. I’m sure there are still a lot of Obamacare waivers she can sell.

  43. Spin and more spin…There is also a poll you can vote in…

    Should Hillary Clinton Challenge Obama in the Primaries?

    Could anyone beat Obama in a Democratic primary contest?

    By Paul Bedard
    Posted: August 11, 2011

    With a new poll showing that 32 percent of Democrats are eager for President Obama to be challenged by somebody in his own party, is it time for a Democrat to get into the 2012 primary?

    Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders said yes recently, though history frowns on challengers. Just ask the late Edward M. Kennedy who failed to knock off Jimmy Carter in 1980 as the former president faced economic troubles and bad polls similar to what Obama is up against.

    Pew was out with a poll analysis yesterday that said “32% of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents say they would like other Democrats to take on Obama for the nomination, while 59% say they would not.”

    Pew said that Obama is actually in a better situation than Bill Clinton was before his re-election. “Far fewer Democrats want to see Obama challenged for the nomination than supported a primary challenge to Bill Clinton in December 1994. At that time, 66% of Democrats and Democratic leaners wanted to see Clinton challenged, shortly after the GOP won control of Congress for the first time in 40 years.”

    But who would that challenger be and could they win?

    http://www.usnews.com/news/washington-whispers/articles/2011/08/11/should-hillary-clinton-challenge-obama-in-the-primaries

  44. David Frum: Obama campaigners to deploy ‘weirdness’ factor against Romney

    Jim Young
    National Post Aug 11, 2011

    A Politico report this week indicated that the Democrats’ plan to hold onto the White House despite President Obama’s weak record is to “destroy Romney.”

    Assuming the former Massachusetts governor wins the nomination, it said, Obama campaigners plan to play up his “weirdness” and his many changes in political position. They will be careful not to mention the fact he’s a Mormon, but to many Americans “weird” and “Mormon” are synonyms, so perhaps the inference won’t be missed.

    David Frum, writing in The Week, suggests the strategy may be a way to knock Romney off his game plan, which has involved sticking to the issues, without getting sucked into the vortex of the Tea Party/Rush Limbaugh/birther crowd of Obama haters. The more Romney stays above that fray, the better positioned he is to challenge Obama’s record. Frum argues there “are two possible ways (OK, a lot more than two — but two obvious ways) to mess up such a campaign.”

    The first is to change the subject. Like all hard-pressed Democrats since Jimmy Carter in 1980, Obama will accuse Republicans of planning to destroy Medicare. Back in 1980, Ronald Reagan was able to chuckle “there you go again,” and the accusation bounced harmlessly away. This time, it will not be so easy. The Paul Ryan budget does indeed withdraw the Medicare guarantee from Americans under age 55, and congressional Republicans overwhelmingly voted their support for that budget.

    On the other hand, a nominated Romney will be less vulnerable to the Medicare attack than any other Republican. He can say, “I didn’t vote for the Ryan plan. And as governor of Massachusetts, I was the first leader in the nation to bring health coverage to all citizens of my state. I just took a beating in my party primary over that plan, but I refused to apologize for it. Frankly, Mr. President, looking at your performance in 2011, I think I can do a better job standing up against wrong-headed Republicans than you.”

    Now here’s the other way that a Republican presidential campaign can go wrong. It can allow itself to be swayed by the rage and contempt for Obama that have consumed the conservative media world. It can be infiltrated by the emotions that Rush Limbaugh and so many other Republican talkers and authors have so successfully micro-targeted. It can forget that most potential anti-Obama voters see Obama as a disappointment, not a menace. It can snarl and sneer and vilify.

    http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2011/08/11/david-frum-obama-campaigners-to-deploy-weirdness-factor-against-romney/

  45. #
    votermom
    August 11th, 2011 at 11:20 am

    JanH, definitely. She’s got to hustle to get to the $1Billion.
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    yeah, better ck the WH inventory too and see what is missing. They replaced some of the historical artwork, ahem, with pieces more to their taste a few years ago. Soros would love to have a rare painting from the collection and even create a copy to replace it as the original… There is no LOW for these people.

    Better do it now when they least expect it-

  46. Today’s Ulsterman: Right Again!

    I remember all the geniuses chirping: “He’s a fake trying to confuse the issues”. “I don’t believe there is a real person really inside.” “I’m not putting any stock in his predictions..”
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    Some people just can’t bear reading an article from someone that, OMG, knows more than they do! They all just got Gob smacked!

    Kudos to you, Insider- you got it right! 😉
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    As Predicted – Democrats Now Openly Challenging Barack Obama

    “Watch for an uptick in Democrats openly speaking out against Obama.”

    -INSIDER: June, 2011.
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    For the thousands following our continuing White House Insider reports, you know well the repeated descriptions by Insider of the growing dissension between rank and file Democrats and Barack Obama. At a time when the mainstream media was attempting to portray Republican infighting, it was Insider who remained resolute in stating it was in fact Democrats who were at their most divisive. A just breaking report by the Daily Caller appears to once again substantiate those Insider claims. The Daily Caller piece also compliments another article in The Hill describing rank and file liberal House Democrats giving open allegiance to Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi – and NOT President Barack Obama.

    According to The Caller report, former Democrat Senator Mike Gravel is giving strong public hints at a primary run against the president in 2012. According to Gravel, “Somebody should challenge Obama, there’s no question about it. He is what he is, and it’s not what we want…If [supporters] would put up $1 million, I probably would run. And that would at least fund enough activity to get a message out.”

    Gravel now joins a handful of other Democrats who have expressed an interest in running against Obama for the Democratic Party nomination, and while the possibility of actually defeating Obama in the primary would be slim, it appears the intent by these Democrats is to then simply weaken the president as he prepares for his challenge against the eventual Republican nominee in the General Election. This scenario again mirrors much of what our White House Insider has stated was going to happen:

    “Where we are at in all of this is now a fully integrated operation against Barack Obama’s re-election bid that includes both Democrats and Republicans. We will continue to work to further develop the political scandal, as well as limit as much as possible, the fundingand organizational machine that allowed Barack Obama to be elected in 2008. If the scandal is successfully buried prior to the 2012 election, we must ensure that Obama faces political defeat at the ballot box. The powers now aligning against Obama are significant. They are motivated. And they are very-very serious about defeating Barack Obama.” -INSIDER: June, 2011

    http://newsflavor.com/politics/us-politics/as-predicted-democrats-now-openly-challenging-barack-obama/

  47. Almost forgot who Mike Gravel was: (during the 08′ debate. Potted plant comment ring a bell?)

    “Former Democrat Senator Mike Gravel is giving strong public hints at a primary run against the president in 2012. According to Gravel, “Somebody should challenge Obama, there’s no question about it. He is what he is, and it’s not what we want…If [supporters] would put up $1 million, I probably would run. And that would at least fund enough activity to get a message out.”
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    ewwh- He is rowdy and crass… whata guy! perfect!

  48. yeah, better ck the WH inventory too and see what is missing. They replaced some of the historical artwork, ahem, with pieces more to their taste a few years ago. Soros would love to have a rare painting from the collection and even create a copy to replace it as the original… There is no LOW for these people.

    Mrs Smith, I was actually wondering yesterday if they are doing something like this.

  49. Clinton Announces $17 Million More in Aid to Horn of Africa

    Thursday, 11 Aug 2011

    (NewsCore) – Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced Thursday Washington would send $17 million in new aid to famine-crippled East Africa, with $12 million designated for those starving in Somalia.

    The latest funding brings total US humanitarian assistance to the region to more than $580 million this year, including $105 million announced Monday by President Barack Obama.

    In a speech to the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Clinton said the food and refugee crises in the Horn of Africa were “the most severe humanitarian emergency in the world today and the worst East Africa has seen in decades.”

    Clinton predicted famine conditions in Somalia, which she called the “epicenter of the emergency” are “likely to get worse before they get better.”

    She also cited reports that the terrorist group al Shabaab had prevented humanitarian assistance from reaching Somalis in need and threatened aid workers.

    “I once again urge al Shabaab to heed the calls of the international community, including the Arab League, and allow the secure, quick delivery of relief to all afflicted people,” she said.

    In her remarks to the IFPRI, which analyzes policies for meeting food needs in developing countries, Clinton also warned, “we must remember that time is not on our side. Every minute, more people die, more people become sick and more people flee their homes.

    “We need to rise to the level of the emergency by acting smarter and faster than we have before — to achieve both short and long-term progress.”

    On Wednesday, UN officials warned that ten percent of Somali children under five are dying every 11 weeks in that country’s famine.

    The UN has asked for $1 billion for Somalia, but Catherine Bragg, the deputy UN emergency relief coordinator, said less than half the sum has been raised.

    The UN considers the famine the worst in Africa since about 500,000 people died from food shortages in Somalia in 1991-92.

    http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpps/news/clinton-announces-$17-million-more-in-aid-to-horn-of-africa-dpgonc-20110811-fc_14527485

  50. It would be great to see an article from someone who really knows things that haven’t been posted and predicted in H44 long ago. 😉

  51. THE REAL THING BY JOHN W SMART FROM HIS BLOG

    Interesting talk with my brother tonight. He’s a true conservative with an evangelical streak – and also a brain. His views put him somewhat at odds with much of my family. But he’s not a fire breather. And he’s sincere and thoughtful. He thinks the GOP ticket will be Romney/Bachmann. Romney leaves me nonplussed. Nothing about him sends shivers down my spine. And lord knows nothing about him excites me.

    Bachmann is another matter. Her views are off kilter, dangerous and have this added horror – she actually believes what she says. Also, she’s dumb but not stupid. She botches the basics because she’s smart enough to know they don’t matter in 2012. In this particular Obama paved the way in 2008. We are no longer a nation that values basic historical knowledge. Or basic knowledge at all.

    I’m not sold on Romney’s ability to fight off Rick Perry. And don’t think either man will hand the gift of VEEP Bachmann to Axelrod. Both my brother and I agreed that Obama is almost toast. Chances are very good he’s a one termer.

    Which left me thinking on the subway coming home. Why can’t I get over Hillary Clinton? The answer is politically simple: I see no other option in 2012 that can stop 8 years of a GOP President named Perry or Romney. Obama can’t. He really can’t. July made the guilty as charged verdict beyond the shadow of a doubt. He’s a weak man or a trojan horse. Either way he’s toast. He left the debt negotiations without even his base.

    But beyond the fact that 270 electoral votes is increasingly impossible for Obama in 2012 there is simply my respect and affection for Mrs. Clinton. I understand (or think I do) the fierce response many women had as women to Clinton’s treatment. The legacy of her campaign for the women’s movement is vital and muscular. But it does not speak to why I want her in the White House. I’m glad it does speak to many. I’m not one of them.

    Her name being Clinton got me on the bandwagon early. I admit this. We needed to correct the Bush mistake and who better to do this than a Clinton. Her name is not why I stuck around though. She emerged in that campaign, fully orbed, her own person, fierce, and intelligent. She became a giant on the American landscape in the same way Bobby Kennedy did late in his life.

    No, I don’t really care that she is a she. It’s nice. It adds. It’s time. All that’s true. And other than having the Big Dawg around – an asset for any POTUS – her name is largely beside the point too at this late date. By the Philadelphia debate in 2008 Bill Clinton was no longer essential to Hillary Rodham Clinton. The dynamic had flipped. She was no longer his wife. He was her husband.

    It comes down to this: She is the one person on the national scene who has all the requisite talents, tenacity, and intelligence to right the ship. 2008 was the exact right moment for a person with her traits. We have almost always landed the right person in tough times. Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, FDR, Truman…even Ike. All these people matched the moment. Lincoln in particular was an astounding piece of luck or providence…take your pick. Our ‘luck’ ran out in 2008. Obama’s driving traits are the antithesis of what was called for in 2008. He’s a small man with few real political skills in a time that demands a big personality with finely nuanced leadership skills.

    So I was kicking around politics with my brother tonight. It’s something we do in my family. I rode the train home trying to think of who I could feel good about supporting in 2012. There is no one other than Hillary Clinton. I really could not come up with anyone else. Maybe her husband if it was legal. Maybe there is some governor out there I don’t know about. Most of the GOP field is ridiculous. Truly silly. The thought of Huntsman or Romney is bearable, though sad. The thought of 4 more years of Obama is unbearable. We just cannot do it. I don’t know that we’d survive it. Those who wish this country ill will eat him and us alive.

    BUT we have a skilled, experienced alternative – if she’ll join the battle. I don’t care about her gender or her name. It really does not matter anymore. It’s too late in the day for it to matter. We must have someone who can rise to the occasion. She can. We know this. Her life, her work, her talents were not conjured. She’s not a hologram. She’s the real thing.

    http://johnwsmart.wordpress.com/

  52. Extrapolating on a politico-ideological level, I contend that this disgruntled bloc of 25 million voters formed the core of what was to become the Tea Party

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    Sorry, but I disagree on this point. For one thing, there was a good poll of TP that showed iirc 60% had been GOP (for, presumably, longer than since summer 2008).

    Overall, imo a lot of the McCain voters were GOP who would have crossed over to Hillary if she’d been on the ballot.

    Good point about this being AFTER H had dropped out and spent months campaigning for Obama!

  53. Democrat1, here’s one for your Smart’s brother (and TurnDownObama, ain’t it the truth that they are all catching up to what was obvious in 2007):

    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view/2011_0811belatedly_but_finally_heading_for_hill/srvc=home&position=1

    Some of us (me) have made a career of bashing Hillary Clinton.

    Some of us (me) really blew it.

    And as more of us get fed up with Barack Obama, more Hillary supporters, and even some detractors, are saying she should challenge Obama in 2012.

    It’s all over the Internet: “Dems turn on Obama, turn to Clinton.” It’s whispered among insiders and fund-raisers: “I’m beyond disgusted,” one unnamed businessman told The Daily Beast.

    “She knows how to deal with difficult men,” said uber-leftie Bill Maher on his “Real Time” TV show. Then he sighed.

    “I told you so,” Janet O’Brien, 63, an ardent Hillary supporter, told me yesterday. I’d first met her three years ago at the New Hampshire rally where triumphant Obama met with runner-up Hillary for the first time. O’Brien said then that Hillary was the true seasoned pro, ready for ruthless hardball — not some conflict-averse mansy-pansy.

    “(Obama) needs to be the president, not our friend,” O’Brien told me yesterday. “We have enough friends.”

    At least she didn’t laugh at me.

    Suffolk County Sherriff Andrea Cabral, however, laughed heartily, happily, and for a very long time when I called yesterday to admit I may have made an itty-bitty mistake.

    Cabral was among the most prominent local Hillary supporters in 2008. And she took extra heat for it because she’s black. Yesterday she took extra delight in making fun of me.

    “This is just absolutely hysterical, your calling me to say this. It’s really funnier than you could ever know.” Then she laughed some more.

    Will Hillary actually run? Who knows? But Cabral would be with her. So would I.

    OK, so I got seduced by The One, The Eloquent, The Elegant, The Liquid, Lithe and Cool in his fashion forward Wayfarers.

    I listened to Oprah.

    Why?

    Meanwhile some of us (I was not quite this bad) trashed Hillary for everything. Cankles. Unwanted cleavage. Awful pantsuits. Rush Limbaugh said Americans couldn’t bear to watch her age. MSNBC’s David Shuster said she’d “pimped out” Chelsea to campaign for her. Pundit Tucker Carlson talked of a Hillary nutcracker doll.

    But couldn’t we use a nut-cracking commander-in-chief about now?

    “I don’t know if you can put this in the paper,” said Janet O’Brien. “But she has more . . . than he does.”

    You’re right, Janet, I can’t put that in the paper.

    You were right about Hillary, too. And I was wrong.

    It wasn’t an “itsy bitsy mistake”. It was a catastrophe.

    And a big HOORAY for Andrea Cabral who once again reminds us that our African-American (especially women) brother and sister supporters of Hillary took an extra big hit for supporting content of character not color of skin.

  54. But couldn’t we use a nut-cracking commander-in-chief about now?

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    LOL! That’s a great rallying cry for recovering Bots.

  55. turndownobama
    August 11th, 2011 at 5:06 am

    OF course I meant long live SS/Med, and BOO! to S&P for dissing them.

  56. I admire Palin, and have thought of another reason for voting for her or some other GOP for POTUS. If a GOP POTUS tried any of the faschist things Obama has been doing, the Dems would be free to oppose them strongly. It’s Obama who is neutering Dem supporters of SS/Med etc etc.

    Not that Palin would try anythign taht bad, though I don’t like her attacking Planned Parenthood.

  57. TDO, Yes, the Dems at least do some pushback when they are the minority party. It’s when they are in power that they are worse than useless.

  58. Perry is in, announced, official on Saturday. Mitt just shit himself. Clever took the debate spotlight away tonight.

    http://biggovernment.com/publius/2011/08/11/spokesman-gov-rick-perry-running-for-president/

    Spokesman: Gov. Rick Perry Running for President

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry is running for president, a spokesman confirmed Thursday, a move certain to shake up the race for the GOP nomination much to the delight of conservatives looking for a candidate to embrace.

    Perry spokesman Mark Miner said the governor would make his intentions known on Saturday while visiting South Carolina and New Hampshire just as most of his presidential rivals compete in a test vote in Iowa.

    Official word of Perry’s entrance into the race came just hours before eight candidates, including GOP front-runner Mitt Romney, were to appear on stage during a nationally televised debate.

    It wasn’t much of a surprise. The longest-serving governor in Texas history has flirted with a presidential run since spring and has spent the past few months courting Republicans in early voting states and laying the groundwork for a campaign. He met privately with potential donors from California to New York and gave rabblerousing speeches to party faithful, casting himself as a fiscally responsible social conservative.

    His intentions became even clearer over the past few days when officials disclosed that he would visit an important trio of states, a campaign-like schedule timed to overshadow the debate and the Iowa straw poll and, perhaps, wreak havoc on a field led by Romney.

    Unlike others in the race, Perry has credibility with the at-times warring camps of the GOP’s primary electorate. The pro-business tax-cutter who has presided over Texas’ recent economic growth also is a devout social conservative with deep ties to some of the nation’s evangelical leaders and Christians who dominate the pivotal Iowa caucuses.

    But Perry also has never run a national campaign before, and it’s unclear whether his Texas swagger and contemplation of state secession will sit well with GOP primary voters outside his state. Also an open question is whether he can raise the money necessary to mount a strong campaign against those who have been in the race for months or more.

  59. Hillary Clinton 2012 is about to be discussed on that boring show that replaced Glenn Beck. On Fox News right now, the discussion about Hillary will be on soon.

  60. Hey, as long as Hillary is a pragmatic leader, which I have no doubt that she will be, then things should be ok. If, by the slight chance, she condones and promotes leftist foolishness and boobery, then even I will not stand by her.

  61. turndownobama
    August 11th, 2011 at 4:58 pm
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    May I ask what’s so special about Planned Parenthood that they should not be questioned at times? Seriously, that organization has not been totally angelic throughout the years.

  62. admin
    August 11th, 2011 at 3:39 pm
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    Yes, a big thank you to African Americans who did not fall for the Øbama fakery.

  63. Maybe I am a little misguided, but I don’t picture Hillary Clinton “fighting the tea party” as was referenced in one of the articles posted above. I see her as co-opting reasonbable ideas from the tea party. I believe that the Clintons at least have a basic understanding of economics, and fiscal responsibility. If they were to bad mouth the tea party, then they will have a fight on their hands. Right now, I believe that some of the support for a Hillary Clinton run would come from certain segments of the tea party. The tea party is not some monolithic grouping. There are Democrats within, and I count myself as one of them.

  64. admin
    August 11th, 2011 at 1:05 am

    So true. It’s like being born again, Jesus how my eyes have opened!

  65. nomobama
    August 11th, 2011 at 6:16 pm
    admin
    August 11th, 2011 at 3:39 pm
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    Yes, a big thank you to African Americans who did not fall for the Øbama fakery.
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    All 1%

  66. nomobama
    August 11th, 2011 at 6:38 pm

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    I am not implying that Hillary walks on water, but I wonder if there would have even been the need to establish a Tea Party if she had been allowed to take her rightful place as potus.

  67. Admin- I am a day late and a penny short, is Hillary being discussed on Fox? Bill O is on now in CA…did they say anything new???

  68. TDO, Yes, the Dems at least do some pushback when they are the minority party. It’s when they are in power that they are worse than useless.

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    Under Obama they have been worse than useless. From 2006-2008 they didn’t have full power (but sure didn’t use waht they had). With Hillary as leader, they might do something (particularly if they had people like Weiner and Coakley).

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