Draft Hillary Or Die, Part II – The Dilemma

This is what a fighter looks like:

“Together let’s give America the kind of comeback New Hampshire has just given me.” America needs this kind of leader.

That was a night when one woman fought against her party establishment, sexism, misogyny, and the entire Big Media power and won. But, this is not a nostalgia trip down memory lane. We’re pissing on the shrubs – marking our territory.

Our “territory” is the resurrection of the Democratic Party. Our “territory” is the up on the hill country fighting for the complete and total removal of Barack Obama and his thugs from the political life of the country. Years from now we won’t be ashamed. We’ll have fought the good and correct fight. We’ll mark our territory now because after November, if Obama runs for reelection, the fight to resurrect the Democratic Party and kill off the Obama Dimocratic Party begins anew.

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In Draft Hillary Or Die, Part I we discussed some behind the scenes moves to get rid of Barack Obama and restore the Democratic Party of FDR/Bill/Hillary Clinton. That now dead Democratic Party won elections honestly, had integrity and principles, and embraced the white and black working class. That dead Democratic Party is needed now more than ever.

For our efforts over these past years, Obama thugs have done everything possible to malign and subvert us. The cannon fodder left has called us “Republicans” and anything they can concoct to protect their one true love – Barack Obama.

All these attacks against us are futile because “a lie cannot live forever” but more importantly because this country needs a party representing interests like those represented by the Republican Party and a party representing interests represented by the Democratic Party of FDR/Bill/Hillary Clinton. The Democratic Party will eventually return and bury the Obama abomination in the disgraceful swamps from whence it came.

In a real sense we don’t have to do anything to bring back the Democratic Party and bring about the destruction of Barack Obama and his enablers. We can sit back and watch the flood waters rise until the destruction is complete then say “I told you so.” But some, as we wrote in Draft Hillary Or Die, Part I don’t think this is a wise course – to watch the country sink lower and lower wasting another decade.

The origins of the Draft Hillary idea never really left since mid-2008 and in August 23, 2011 Steffen Schmidt of the Des Moines Register, Iowa State University, an author, WNYC and CNN en Español analyst and commentator as well as a writer for InsiderIowa.com wrote “Some Dems Think Unthinkable: Not Obama“.

Schmidt was hearing what we were hearing. Obama Chief of Staff William Daley who today packed his bags for Chicago (the most CoS resignations at this point for any president demonstrates how hapless Obama is) surely heard what we all were hearing.

A lot of insiders heard what we heard. A lot of Big Media types heard the same thing but only thought of how to save their Frankenstein monster.

The savior of choice? Hillary Clinton. Today Bill Keller the former executive editor of the New York Times, who has hated Hillary for so long, described his fantasy of the once, to him, cold shrew bringing “missing warmth” to the Obama campaign:

“In the late winter or early spring, Hillary steps down as secretary of state to rest and write that book. The president assigns Biden — the former chairman of Senate Foreign Relations — to add State to his portfolio, making him the most powerful vice president in history. Come the party convention in September, Obama swallows his considerable pride and invites a refreshed Hillary to join the ticket. Biden keeps State. The musicians play “Happy Days Are Here Again” as if they really mean it.

Of course, this is more exciting if it’s a surprise, and now I’ve spoiled it. Sorry. But not as sorry as I’ll be if — as I fear — it’s just a fantasy.”

It is just a fantasy and even if it became reality we would not support Hillary as Elsa Lancaster to monster Obama. We reject Obama and Obama’s Dimocratic Party no matter how many organ transplants or plastic surgeries are grafted. For all the brave whistles past the graveyard Keller knows that without Hillary Clinton the Republicans will come marching in probably for decades or generations thus ending the deadlock of the political system.

As we have repeatedly discussed Hillary Clinton would not consider running as VP to B.O. There are many sound reasons for this. The reason that most is pitched to us (Keller pitches this reason today as well) to try to get us to inject Hopium is the nonsense that Hillary as V.P. would then have the “inside track” on 2012 and Obama’s support. But we know better. Obama is treacherous and so are his thugs and minions and his promises are worth less than nothing. In either case Obama is doomed. Why should Hillary latch herself onto the steam pipes of the Obama Titanic?

In Summer of 2011 what many of us were hearing was that Obama was about to go down and take every rat down with him. The desperation built up and the search for a strategy to drive Obama out began. Would Hillary Clinton ever challenge Obama openly for the nomination and be branded a “racist” over and over and over again? Was there anything Hillary Clinton supporters and even treacherous Obama supporters could do to (a) get rid of the Obamination in the White House; (b) get Hillary Clinton the nomination in 2012?

The possibility of a lesser candidate to challenge Barack Obama, weaken him so that a stronger candidate (Hillary) comes in (this is the LBJ, Eugene McCarthy, Robert Kennedy scenario) was discussed here and elsewhere. Then, from the Des Moines Register in Iowa came the new report, the possibility, a new strategy, a new, um, Hope:

“I think we need a write-in candidate for the 2012 Iowa Democratic caucuses and Hillary would be my choice.

This kind of talk can get you into serious trouble, but I share it with you because while we are all concentrating on the horrendous problems the GOP is having in its presidential candidate search we have badly neglected the disaffection, disappointment and outright anger that President Obama has triggered in his own trenches.

Challenges to incumbent presidents from his own party occur but success is difficult. In recent history Eugene McCarthy ran against Lyndon Johnson in 1968 because LBJ was too conservative. Johnson decided not to seek re-election. Ronald Reagan ran against Gerald Ford in 1976 because Ford was too liberal. Ford lost. Sen. Ted Kennedy ran against Jimmy Carter in 1980 because Carter was too conservative. Carter lost. Pat Buchanan ran against George H.W. Bush in 1992 because Bush was too liberal. Bush lost.

However, the lesson is that presidents who are challenged within their own party are often wounded politically and lost the election to the other party. A serious challenge to an incumbent president is a canary in the political coal mine. Something is wrong.”

Those who think those were summertime blues and love and appreciation for Barack Obama and his promises would grow as we headed into 2012 were hallucinating on some very strong Hopium.

Everyone who had inside contacts knew there was a palace coup in formation. The Obama minions began their threats to protect their golden calf and now this defiant yelp will also serve as an epitaph to the Obama enablers:

“I mean let’s get serious: We have the gravest threat to progressive government that I have seen in all the years I’ve seen in politics.

“And if Obama can’t win in the next election, progressivism will take a huge, huge hit. Anybody who wants to nitpick with him as the nominee of our party is smoking something that isn’t legal. It’s ridiculous. I mean we will rise or fall based on how Obama does.

If these past years are an example of “progressivism” we will do everything we can to make sure it falls. We will etch “rise or fall based on how Obama does” on their tombstone.

The report from the Des Moines Register in August 2011 described the alarm and the solution as Democratic Party and union officials we heard from said it:

“I recently had drinks with respected senior Democrats in New Hampshire. They were Barack Obama supporters in 2008 and now have serious buyer’s remorse.

They were alarmed at the lack of leadership, which they feel Obama showed while he still had a substantial majority in the House and Senate. “Steffen, that health care monstrosity used up all his goodwill and has scared the crap out of voters. They just don’t understand what’s in there and he has done nothing to explain it.’ [snip]

They were unanimous in blaming him for the avalanche of Republicans and the tea party movement ascendance that has paralyzed Washington. “Obama never stepped up to the plate and gave the Democrats a vision of how to retain power,” one said. “In 2010 he just walked away. He’s worse than Bill Clinton. It’s all about the Big O.”

Reading that comment about Bill Clinton is a reminder that these Obama worshipers of 2008 need to be utterly destroyed. For all their new-found awareness that Obama is a treacherous boob they still have that Clinton hate which blinds them. Perhaps what must happen is that they be wiped out in totality and mercilessly before the party of FDR and Hillary/Bill Clinton can or should be restored. That’s our dilemma.

There was more from Schmidt:

“I literally choked on my next sip of a nice New England summer ale when one of them said, “New Hampshire was right. Hillary Clinton would have made a better president.


Then the other shoe dropped. “I think we need a write-in candidate for the 2012 Iowa Democratic caucuses and Hillary would be my choice.

This kind of talk can get you into serious trouble, but I share it with you because while we are all concentrating on the horrendous problems the GOP is having in its presidential candidate search we have badly neglected the disaffection, disappointment and outright anger that President Obama has triggered in his own trenches. [snip]

The re-election of a sitting president requires an iron discipline and unflagging support from his own party leaders and the party voting base plus a substantial percentage of independent, no-party voters. In spite of his impressive fund-raising successes, President Obama may have trouble right here in River City.

From where I sit, watch, listen, check my abundant email and phone messages, I know many, many Democrats in Iowa who are deeply troubled by Obama’s policies and lack of firm leadership pushback against the Republicans. Whether they will dare to launch a caucus write-in insurgency for Hillary Clinton or some other Democrat is still uncertain. But even just talk of that should get the attention of the White House.”

It did get the attention of the White House and many others. Why do you think so many are leaving the sinking ship? James Carville is publicly worried and difficult to shut up.

By October even the Clinton hating Dimocratic establishment was muttering shocking things:

“At a recent private lunch, a Democratic senator stood up to tell his colleagues that he missed the good ol’ days under former President Bill Clinton, a not-so-veiled shot at Barack Obama.

But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), perhaps Obama’s closest ally on Capitol Hill, was having none of it. Reid stopped the meeting and pointed out that Clinton was the inventor of “triangulation,” the tactic of playing Democrats and Republicans off against one another in order to help Clinton win a second term in the White House.

“This is not going to go on,” Reid warned his fellow Democrats, according to people in the room. Obama is the head of the Democratic Party, and they are going to stick with him no matter what happens, Reid declared.”

The idea of a draft Hillary movement was tepidly discussed and mostly dismissed as a fantasy. It certainly was not denounced as a “Republican ratf*cking operation” but then it became a genuine threat to the Obama lovers, disguised or not.

Steve Rosinski, a true Democrat, not a “Republican ratf*ucking operation” wrote a Draft Hillary Petition and he explained why on the Neil Cavuto show.

Steve Rosinski wrote the Draft Hillary Petition and things began to pop.

Soon a website not affiliated with Rosinski called RunHillary appeared and the Obama thugs lunged for the throat of that voice. The origins of the website was questioned not the reasons why it’s existence was so logical and reasonable considering Obama’s record. Politico immediately tried to drum up a GOP plot the moment robocalls graced phones around the nation:

“Still, the calls are getting around, which implies that there’s real cash behind them.

One union staffer contacted me, in amazement, to say one of his friends had received one moments after reading about it; A handful of Hillaryland veterans experienced the same phenomenon this week.

“This seems slightly deeper than I expected,” wrote a one-time Clinton volunteer. “I work with older, working class Latinas in the Los Angeles area (IE Hillary’s base). I was speaking with one this morning who mentioned that she had received a robocall asking her to dial another number if she wants to help Hillary run. Outside of being a voter she is not a regular campaigner or volunteer of any kind.”

Politico went into emergency Obama protection. “Hillary supporters” on a listserv somehow got to dictate to the Hillary supporters actually doing something to draft Hillary. Politico searched for robocalls and found them flowering everywhere.

What escaped Politico‘s reporting was the very well publicized campaign by Bill Clinton’s former pollster and Jimmy Carter’s former pollster to draft Hillary. What escaped that “one-time Clinton volunteer” who works with Latinas was the low standing of Obama with Hispanics.

Politico somehow did not understand what Rosinski understands and what Brent Budowsky understands:

“The true political state of the union is best revealed in a recent poll in Time magazine that found that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton would win an epic and possibly realigning landslide in a presidential election against any Republican candidate. [snip]

These are realigning numbers. In this hypothetical match-up, the Clinton landslide would be so huge, and the Republican defeat so catastrophic, that Democrats would almost certainly regain control of the House and maintain control of the Senate.

While it is true that Hillary Clinton’s huge popularity is partly due to her being removed from partisan politics as secretary of State, there are other powerful messages for both parties in her soaring popularity.

Hillary Clinton represents the brand of the Democratic Party embodied by traditional Democratic presidents in hard economic times. She is identified with the great prosperity of the Bill Clinton presidency. But there are other powerful forces at work:

Hillary Clinton is part of what I once called “The Female Century.” Throughout the nation and around the world there is an epochal movement toward true equality for women. [snip]

In the eyes of voters, Hillary Clinton is the North Star of an America where Democrats act like Democrats and where every woman deserves equal pay, every worker deserves a job and nobody should be left behind.

The great source of Clinton’s strength is that the dreams of women are the dreams for all. Dorothy Rodham was one great mom who raised one great daughter. If Democrats remember why, they will do just fine in 2012.”

The problem with Budowsky’s analysis is that he somehow persists in ignoring the corruption and ugliness of Barack Obama. Democrats are not going to do fine in 2012 because Democrats DON’T “remember why”. Budowsky also appears not to understand that the likely result of 2012 will be a realignment (a real one this time that will last) with Republicans controlling every branch of the federal government and most state legislatures and governorships as “progressivism” and Obama Dimocrats are viewed with loathing and contempt. DRAFT HILLARY OR DIE.

Some Republicans are smart and realize the threat and promise of Hillary Clinton. They put country above party – same as we do. In August 2011 S.E. Cupp even suggested that “if no Republican can beat Barack Obama, let’s settle for a Democrat who can.

“Hillary Clinton in 2012: If no Republican can beat Barack Obama, let’s settle for a Democrat who can. [snip]

Incidentally, I’m also finding less and less humor in the idea that Hillary should run.

Before you start calling me a rabble-rousing right-wing partisan, let me be clear: I am against virtually everything that Hillary stands for. I don’t want a(nother) President Clinton. But I love this country and the children I one day plan to raise in it, and if no Republican can beat Obama, I would settle for a Democrat who can.

As I see it, things are that bad. Obama’s presidency has ranged from frighteningly inept to just plain frightening, as we’ve watched him fumble his way through pressing economic and foreign policy matters either without direction or in the wrong direction completely. Whether he’s been crippled by ideology or incompetence, it’s clear that the elusive Obama Doctrine – whatever that is – isn’t working.

The Devil you know is better than the Devil you don’t. And at least we know who Hillary is. Both in her capacity as senator from New York and secretary of state, she’s proven herself to be, above all else, practical and politically shrewd. She is also protective of her brand as a reasonable and moderate Democrat, and very much concerned with her place in history.”

Would Republicans vote for Hillary and her abilities (even as they disagree with her policies) if that is what it takes to get rid of Frankenstein Obama? Will Hillary supporters and Democrats vote for whatever Republican emerges from the primaries if that is what it takes to get rid of Frankenstein Obama and begin the process of resurrecting the Democratic Party?

Joe Battenfeld of the Boston Herald is threw himself on the Hillary bandwagon too:

“This probably won’t go over too well down on Blue Heron Farm, but the Democrats’ best chance of keeping the White House next year may be to adopt Barack Obama’s old slogan, “change.”

And by change, I mean dumping Obama. [snip]

But Democrats do have a good opportunity to keep the White House, and her name is Hillary Clinton.

The former first lady is still beloved by most Democrats, but more importantly, she has deniability. While the economy has been tanking, Clinton has been jetting around the world worrying about foreign policy.

Can you imagine if Obama pulled a Lyndon Johnson and pulled out of the race before the convention, allowing Hillary to jump in? Republicans would suddenly face an opponent they can’t blame for Obama’s economic failures. Clinton would also energize disaffected voters in her own party. No elected Democrat would admit it publicly right now, but many — including a certain Massachusetts mayor and several members of our congressional delegation — feel she would have been a better president than Obama.

That “certain Mayor” and others heard the same thing and know the same things we do: Draft Hillary Or Die. It really is that simple.

Remember Hillary Clinton supporter Tom Buffenbarger so hated by Obama supporters because Tom told the truth? Listen to what Tom said and remember what Obama has done and not done (in Wisconsin and elsewhere).

That speech is exactly right today as it was four years ago even if Obama supporters think it is “right wing talking points”. What does Buffenberger think now?:

“Looking back, Buffenbarger said he has no regrets about deriding the future president as a “thespian,” and boasted that his speech helped Clinton win the Ohio primary by about 10 points.

“Part of that is, I’m told, that the speech in Youngstown resonated with a lot of the type of folks I represent — hardworking, middle-class Americans,” he said.

And he said that in retrospect, he may have been right about Obama.

We were the invisibles, the working people,” he said. “And now, as we fast forward to 2011, we still don’t see any recognition coming at us from the White House.”

Previously we discussed Hillary Clinton’s Dilemma. Hillary Clinton supporters have a dilemma as well. To a certain extent, but not much, Republicans have a potential dilemma as well.

Our dilemma, in brief, is this: Do we really want it? If somehow Hillary Clinton is on the ballot in 2012 what do we do? We don’t mean as VP. We mean Hillary Clinton running for President in 2012 either by Obama withdrawing, an unexpectedly successful Draft Hillary movement, or so many scandals and infighting that Michelle pulls a Mary Todd and goes stark raving nuts along with her stinky hubby.

We’ve repeatedly written that it is not only Barack Obama that must be run out of town and his influence on the Democratic Party purged – it is also those who enabled Barack Obama, who organized from leadership posts in the party to gift Obama the nomination, who corruptly twisted rules and by-laws to steal Hillary Clinton delegates and gift Obama delegates even though he was not even on the ballot in those delegate elections.

So, do we really want Hillary Clinton to run in 2012 or do we let the whole stinking corruption known as the Obama Dimocratic Party to sink into deepest Hell? Will only hellfire defeats purify? Is that going to be necessary? An epic punishment for an epic crime against reason in 2008? Will the punishment have to fit the crime even if we all have to suffer for generations?

We think the dilemma should be resolved in favor of the country. Whatever it takes to get rid of Barack Obama and his treacheries and corruptions must be done. We cannot lose another decade.

The Obama Dimocratic Party will soon enough learn that they either DRAFT HILLARY OR DIE. For our part we want Hillary and will work for Hillary Clinton as president. But we will accept no Obama as substitute. No Biden either. But if Hillary 2012 does not come to pass: NOBama!

In August 2011 when the dread of Obama became palpable even in the dens of Hopium in Williamsburg Brooklyn, an Obama lovin’ nest of Obama 2008 stupidity, there appeared on lamp posts and building walls a poster, featuring Obama’s face superimposed over the Frankenstein monster.. Similar posters appeared in L.A. and elsewhere. The artists of Obama Bohemia sensed a change in casting. It’s time for all of us to pick up the pitchforks and the torches and run this particular monster out. And the ones responsible for his creation must be driven out and torched as well.

Tomorrow New Hampshire votes. Perhaps there will be enough write in votes to make some stand up and take notice. Perhaps the Republican race has taken up too much public space to get real Democrats out to write in Hillary Clinton’s name. But in a sense it won’t matter. The party that used to be the Democratic Party will either DRAFT HILLARY OR DIE. It’s that simple.


115 thoughts on “Draft Hillary Or Die, Part II – The Dilemma

  1. Wow, interesting angle, someone to come in and weaken Obama, just the way John Edwards hung in there past his time (and with skeletons in the closet) to help weaken Hillary for Obama.

    Hey, what about John Edwards???

  2. Internet polls are not much use, but this one is fun:


    When it comes to how Americans view President Obama going into the new year, there appears to be very little spirit of Auld Lang Syne. Instead, according to the new Washington Whispers poll, many voters aren’t forgetting what they dislike about Obama and want him out office.

    In our New Year’s poll, when asked what news event they fear most about 2012, Americans by a margin of two-to-one said Obama’s reelection. Only 16 percent said they fear the Democrat won’t win a second term, while 33 percent said they fear four more years.

  3. Geeze, after reading:

    democrat1 (post)
    January 9th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    It appears Mr. RICO will be paying the WH a visit..

  4. Below 50% means loss for Obama. Shadowfax posted this earlier:


    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, run neck-and-neck with President Obama in a general-election matchup, according to a new CBS News poll released late on Monday that shows the two front-runners in Tuesday’s New Hampshire GOP primary running stronger against the president than their fellow Republicans.

    Romney posts a two-point lead over Obama, 47 percent to 45 percent, within the poll’s margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points. He leads Obama, 45 percent to 39 percent, among independent voters.

    Obama’s lead over Paul is just one point, 46 percent to 45 percent, as Paul leads among independents by 7 points.

    The president posts more significant leads over the other GOP candidates, but against each he is below the critical 50-percent threshold: He leads former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, 49 percent to 41 percent; former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, 48 percent to 41 percent; Texas Gov. Rick Perry, 49 percent to 42 percent; and former Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., 47 percent to 43 percent.

    Among all adults, just 45 percent of Americans approve of the job Obama is doing as president, slightly worse than the 47-percent approval rating he posted last month. Among independents, 38 percent approve of Obama’s job performance, while 49 percent disapprove.

    Results released earlier Monday among Republicans who said they intend to vote in their state’s presidential nominating contest showed Romney running slightly ahead of the rest of the field, but nearly a third of Republicans are undecided or seeking a candidate not currently in the race.

  5. I totally agree. We cannot afford to wait another 4 years. The chicken shxt Dems must take the right action, or they will not see daylight for a long time. In addition, the country will be set on a destructive course.

    Interesting that the true enemy of America, which could destroy it, comes from within, not Iran or Iraq.

  6. Today was another shutdown at work by one of my bosses, she voted for Barry and has buyer remorse. Somehow politics came up…(I couldn’t resist). 😉

    Five minutes later I had to tell her that Santorum really wasn’t going to stop people from using birth control, Paul didn’t write racist papers and there really is a petition to Draft Hillary.

    Her hands started flying in the air and she said we had to stop talking about this, she already knew I didn’t like Obama and she was starting to shut down.

    Maybe she was really afraid I was working up to saying…”I told you so!”

    I have no one I can talk to in hopium land…thank God for Big Pinkers!

    Damn obots!!

  7. S
    January 9th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Gingrich is an


    Yep. Hope he’s a dead horse by now.

  8. I just got an email from Americans elect saying:”Guess who just entered the race” Of course I went and checked. I am following Hillary and a few others but never spent much time there so I was really thrown a curve to read what they are saying are Hillary’s answers under a heading called CORE QUESTION ANSWERS. Have I drifted that far or are they trying to sabotage Hillary?


    I bet they’re just saying that to get publicity for themselves. Hillary wouldn’t do that herself, unfortunately. I bet they pulled old Hillary quotes from other sources.

  9. Hillary will not run against an incumbent Democratic President, especially “the first black one”

    O would have to be pushed out first, made to step down and get out of the race for some concocted reason…then Hillary could step in…


    I agree. The only ‘draft’ she would accept, is if Obama were to first step out, or be conclusively defeated by others. She wouldn’t fight him.

  10. But Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), perhaps Obama’s closest ally on Capitol Hill, was having none of it. Reid stopped the meeting and pointed out that Clinton was the inventor of “triangulation,” the tactic of playing Democrats and Republicans off against one another in order to help Clinton win a second term in the White House.


    Reid is disgusting! ‘Triangulation’ meant Bill found solutions so good that both parties had to agree with them. (The same principle that Huckabee hoped to use: instead of pulling back and forth Left-vs-Right, upgrade to a solution better than either was offering.)

  11. I had to tell her that Santorum really wasn’t going to stop people from using birth control


    He probably wouldn’t be able to stop everyone, even if he became President. But I think there have been some legitimate videos of him stating that kind of position.

  12. GOP Assembly Leader Dies in NJ Statehouse

    The Republican minority leader in New Jersey’s Assembly, Alex DeCroce, died late Monday night as a lame duck session of the legislature was just ending.

    DeCroce, 75, had served in the Assembly for 22 years, representing a large part of Morris County, and had led the Republican minority for the past eight years.

    “It was awful,” said fellow legislator Jon Bramnick (R-Union) in describing the scene at the statehouse.

    Bramnick, who serves as conference leader for the Assembly Republicans, told NBC New York that DeCroce had described a pain in his left arm about an hour earlier and said he wasn’t feeling well but nonetheless stayed on the Assembly floor for the closing moments of the legislative session.

    “Just as we broke, he went into the bathroom,” Bramnick said. Moments later, someone found him collapsed on the floor.

    Among the legislators who rushed to his aid, according to Bramnick, was Assemblyman Herb Conaway, a private physician and a Democrat.

  13. Syria’s Assad on TV giving a speech that sounds vaguely like a Gaddafi Evil American speech. Total Fruit Loop.

  14. moononpluto January 10th, 2012 at 3:43 am
    GOP Assembly Leader Dies in NJ Statehouse
    Croce was mentor for Gov. Christie who is devastated at sudden passing. Instead of State of the State speech today, he will give testimonial at State House.

    Sure hope an autopsy is forthcoming.

  15. tweet from donnabra:
    The results are in for #Dixville notch. Three voted for Obama. One for Gingrich, two for Huntsman, one for Paul and two for Romney. Tie?

    btw. Seems to me henry is among the missing. Hope he’s OK.

  16. This really is a happening- Looks like his suspension is going to be permanent- unless…

    MSNBC suspends Pat Buchanan

    An activist group whose leaders object to the beliefs of Pat Buchanan, a senior adviser to three American presidents, a candidate for the Republican nomination in 1992 and 1996, and the Reform Party’s presidential candidate in 2000, is announcing victory in its campaign to have the author of multiple best-selling books removed from MSNBC.

    “ColorOfChange.org welcomes MSNBC’s decision to indefinitely supend (sic) Pat Buchanan,” ColorOfChange.org Executive Director Rashad Robinson posted in an online statement.


    AP noted in its report that Buchanan’s book includes chapters named, “The End of White America,” and “The Death of Christian America.”

    The group’s outrage was prompted by the warning from the author of six New York Times best-sellers that the America that was founded and built by those who considered the Christian faith important is disintegrating.

    Buchanan traces the collapse to three historic changes: America’s loss of her cradle faith, Christianity; the moral, social and cultural collapse that followed that loss; and the slow death of the people who created and ruled the nation.

    America was born a Western Christian republic, he explains, but is being transformed into a “multiracial, multicultural, multilingual, multiethnic stew of a nation that has no successful precedent in the history of the world.”


  17. holdthemaccountable
    Thanks for the concern. Still here and read several times a day.
    Rough Holidays(custody stuff) but looks like the resolution will be favorable. Somethings are worth fighting for.
    So disgusted with the pool of potential nominees can’t get behind any of them, but I am firmly ABO.

  18. The news gets worse every day.

    Obama is not worried about the muslim brotherhood’s threat to kill the peace treaty with Israel. He has had assurances from them on their commitment to human rights.


    He is either lying or he is totally incompetent. Either way, he should be removed from office!

  19. “Now let me get this straight–they hire that disgusting Al Sharpton who is a lying racist
    ((remember Tawana Brawley) and then MSNBC has the audacity to call Pat Buchanan a racist who is “not appropriate for the national dialogue”? Upside-down world we live in.”

    Looks likely a Muslim takeover is just a matter of time. Freedom of Religion doesn’t exist in the new colorful America as stated in the Constitution? Not quite, but a truth teller authors a book, losing his job because his depiction of a historical change in the pov of the new America floundering on it’s knees in a sea of corruption is considered too racially biased?

    So, in this new world the media is proclaiming as the fair and balanced way of thinking, Christians no longer have standing
    in a world founded by our forefathers?

    Strange, when did msnbc become the Supreme arbiter of the embedded Constitutional rights of Americans?

    I don’t know how this counterculture divide is going to play out when Americans fully realize, the America they once knew doesn’t exist for them anymore…

  20. Of course, something as shocking as this new development on PB wouldn’t be discussed @ 7am on nbc. More important to know Jayze rented an entire floor in a hospital for birth of his child. Best wishes to them… but isn’t this news usually found in the Celebrity News column?

    a few more comments:

    “Remember, this is a black group who forced a TV station to remove a White man. If it had been a White group who forced a TV station to remove a black man there would be riots in the street. Gotta love the double standards!!!”

    “What’s MSNBC? Is this a new Government agency?”

    “So much for free speech and an honest exchange of ideas. Question? Is there anything that PB says that is factually inaccurate? Is his analysis flawed in anyway based on historical precedent? More recently the race riots in France demonstrate the failures of multiculturalism and bad policy.

    Pat’s not saying that Whites are superior. He is only trying to point out and emphasize that multiculturalism does not work and that it will at some point pull apart the structural and cultural knitting that holds this great nation together.

    PB asks great questions and if we do not have honest debates about how best to handle immigration, language education, cultural integration, etc. and how best to move forward with effective policy…we’re doomed. I have come to realize that it is usually the same close minded bigots and racists who run around screaming that everything and everyone is racist…except for themselves of course.”

  21. Mrs. Smith
    January 10th, 2012 at 8:27 am
    I have come to realize that it is usually the same close minded bigots and racists who run around screaming that everything and everyone is racist…except for themselves of course.”


  22. Mitt Romney is planning to turn Barack Obama’s 2008 strategy against him.


    There’s been a meme around recently that Mitt Romney’s campaign looks a lot like Hillary Clinton’s in 2008.

    But in terms of organisation and approach, it looks a lot like Barack Obama’s. The painstaking accumulation of delegates in all 50 states (though Obama, even more ambitiously, went for 57) and the preparation for a war of attrition were – though hope and inspiration obviously played a big part – keys to victory in 2008 and have been features of the Romney approach.

    Stuart Stevens, Romney’s chief strategist, has described “the best campaign organisation ever put together”. He is fond of quoting from Obama 2008 campaign manager David Plouffe’s book The Audacity To Win

    Looking ahead to the general election – “if we are lucky enough to be the nominee (no one in Romneyworld wants to be quoted as counting chickens) – Stevens said that he viewed 2012 as similar to four years ago.

    By this analysis, Romney will the anti-status quo candidate just as Obama was in 2008 while Obama will be the unpopular incumbent as Bush (and McCain by association) was in 2008.

    “It’s in many ways like the ’08 campaign when Barack Obama ran as a candidate to be an alternative to George W. Bush. That was true in his announcement speech in Springfield [in February 2007].

    “This was true when Ronald Reagan ran [against Jimmy Carter in 1980]. We went back and looked back at his [Obama’s] speech. He closed it out offering an alternative to George W. Bush, much to John McCain’s frustration.

    In 2012, the economy would be the “one big, dominant issue” as in 2008. “This race is about the economy and a referendum on Barack Obama.”

    In terms of New Hampshire this week, however, the Romney campaign looked long and hard at what Obama did here in 2008 when he arrived in the state from Iowa with momentum from his win there and a poll lead in the Granite State. It all evaporated on voting day when Hillary Clinton won.

    read on…………….

  23. admin
    The LA Times article got me De-friended on Facebook(How do you even do that?)I posted a WTF comment to the article when it first appeared not realizing I was logged into my account and it didn’t go over well. never ceases to amaze me the same people think it’s okay to say Uncle Tom???

  24. admin
    the mEEEEEchelle Antoinette article reminds me of a very provocative/evocative/prescient post you made years ago with regards to the since cancelled nbc show Kings. I’d attempt to find it in archives myself but I am stuck with a netbook today running Linux and for some reason it takes forever and a day to just reload a page — no unlimited data.

  25. Isn’t that cute of O’Reilly saying he doesn’t report on internet stuff because it really doesn’t matter much.

  26. moononpluto
    January 10th, 2012 at 9:57 am

    Mitt Romney is planning to turn Barack Obama’s 2008 strategy against him.

    There’s been a meme around recently that Mitt Romney’s campaign looks a lot like Hillary Clinton’s in 2008.

    But in terms of organisation and approach, it looks a lot like Barack Obama’s. The painstaking accumulation of delegates in all 50 states

    But I read that is was the Ron Paul organization who told their people to stay late and catch the trip to the convention.

  27. by Ulsterman on January 9, 2012
    Today Obama White House Chief of Staff William Daley made official his resignation and return “back to Chicago”. In light of this development, we now take our own look back at the related words of Insider spoken months ago on the possibility of this very scenario…


    …what I will say is that those are two of the three tactics we are engaging in against Barack Obama’s re-election – continuing to push Eric Holder out of the DOJ, securing a primary challenger, and the other thing…it relates to a staffing issue. The loss of a critical member of the Obama staff. A resignation that will further the growing perception that the Obama White House is a place of internal disarray– which it absolutely is. And this event will also be a signal to those in the Democratic Party that Barack Obama’s re-election is not in their best future interests. It is time we cut our losses and begin the rebuilding process sooner rather than later. And I’m not just talking about the Democratic Party – I’m talking about the country. All of us. All of us need to correct this mistake, and that’s what the election of Barack Obama was. At its core, that’s what it really was – a huge mistake.”


    Worth reading the ‘fight’ that went on in the Whitehouse between Daley and Jarrett and Reggie long lost Love stepped in. He is gone and now Daley is too.

  28. When I was in college and wasted a lot of money on a silly core requisite requirement on an Intro to Sociology class we were taught that America was not a melting pot but rather a tossed salad. I was an engineering major but still had to take the class. Easiest A ever. Too bad I wasn’t paying for a grade but an education and definitely not an indoctrination. Remember one very bright student took exception to the professor’s dissing of American culture by reminding him that when something melts in a pot it takes time and it changes the essence of the entire thing. Prof did not want to hear maintained America was a vile racist place. Kid countered back well why would you want to move to a place and reap it’s benefits if you are not willing to become a part of it. Why should that society provide basic services if your goal is simply to supplant your failed culture. I was 17 and way to naive to appreciate the argument but both were passionate in a 500 person lecture hall. The kid who challenged the teacher taught me more.

  29. Another thing which is really kinda silly that bothers me is that O’really is an idiot. He just comes across as so smug and to hear him say Antoinette said “Let them eat cake” is offensive. My french is abysmal and my history of the France not much better, but I do know she no one can attribute such a statement to her. If she said it it was let them eat brioche not cake. She also is so strikingly different a woman than the sleeve cutter. MA was so far removed from the reality of the people mo is a pretender. The historical manipulation of MA fits mo to a tee.

  30. Wow
    So sorry
    I was on the phone with people doing business and when on hold tried to craft a defense of Marie Antoinette against that woman married to the guy who stole a presidential election.

  31. I’ve always thought ‘melting pot’ was the wrong metaphor; ‘tossed salad’ would be a better description of what people used to refer to when they said ‘melting pot.’ They meant something like a ‘block party’ where one house had a Jewish family, one a Mexican family, etc, all with their own food and clothing and language. But all getting along. The idea wasn’t to melt them all down to indistinguishable, but to tolerate and enjoy each other’s differences.

    “multiracial, multicultural, multilingual, multiethnic” would be a pretty good description of that old Normal Rockwell ideal.

  32. tdo
    If you move to another country I would assume you want to be a part of it not to redefine it into what you claim to have fled. Melting pot. have you ever used one?

  33. What kind of ‘melting pot’? I thought it meant like for metal, where the different metals really blend into some new metal, indistinguishable.

    ‘Stew’ would be a better metaphor for the old ‘block party’ ideal. Each ingredient changes somewhat, at least on its surface, but they keep their identity and differences.

  34. Mrs Smith
    I apologize i can not cite the specific post but you mentioned in the last day or two that the gays all jumped to obama after Hillary.
    You are only somewhat correct. The gay establishment in every major city is controlled by a few well connected wealthy gay men and they are in bed with the DNC. No chance of the Republicans getting the “gay vote” when Saint Torem is pontificating, but almost every gay man over the age of 30 I know voted for voted for McCain. I will be 45 in two weeks and amongst my peers there is more concern about children/nephews/nieces than about my government acknowledging a marriage. I think civil unions should be the law of the land.
    Hillary is a hero because more than anyone she just said heh there are gays.

  35. tdo
    I always thought it referred to cooking. When you add a new ingredient you have to monitor the temperature to preserve the dish. You cannot just throw in something foreign turn up the hit and expect a good result

  36. Rick Santorum’s form of birth control……….

    his uglyass sweater vests.

  37. Gay men like myself have only themselves to blame if they blindly follow whats spoonfed to them.

    I refuse to be pigeonholed and told who and what to vote for. I make my own decisions.

  38. admin
    I don’t think that is it. I distinctly remember you referencing the nbc show and I recall being upset when I watched the program. I am for most of today stuck on a netbook which allows next to nothing on the screen– three for words per line– too hard to scroll and do not know how to search for “Kings” when using Linux.

  39. “Rick Santorum’s form of birth control……his uglyass sweater vests.”
    “Ricks sexy sweater vests, driving all people lustfully crazy.”

    FUNNY. We all need a laugh on this day.

  40. Yes Moon, the multifunctional sweater vest not only is useful as a form of birth control but also

    hides a wrinkled shirt,
    attempts to hide a big belly
    and is cheap gift to give to friends like Sean Hannity on his tv show.

  41. All that static from his woolies make me go all weak. I mean he’s got how many kids, he must like getting his leg over or he’s at least good at it.

  42. moononpluto
    We are not 18 year olds filled with crippling self doubt and fear as to where if anywhere we fit into the world. Easy to manipulate. Since 08 I often view the dimocrats as a sort of predator.
    I do not like Saint Torem but my god if you read the gay press you’d think he wants to extinguish all gay men. And Michelle Bachmann is only running to get more boyz for her hubby.
    I am a gay man and I believe the best place for a child is with his/her parents unless of course that is not the case.
    Gay marriage seems to be the least pressing issue for me right now. Econometric collapses but a couple of rich men can send their kid to private school. Trade-off does not work for me

  43. Well said Henry. Too many kids sitting in orphanages and care homes when they could be with any loving parents and lets face it, a good home is one that provides the care and love needed, i dont give a shit who makes up that family as long as the child gets whats needed.

  44. Wikipedia has a long article about the historical meaning of the term ‘melting pot’, with a lot of good historical quotes, all with the ‘metal smelter’ or ‘crucible’ meaning. They all support breaking down the differences, producing a homogenous result.

    [….] by the melting and intermixture of silver and gold and other metals a new compound more precious than any, called Corinthian brass, was formed; so in this continent,–asylum of all nations,–the energy of Irish, Germans, Swedes, Poles, and Cossacks, and all the European tribes,–of the Africans, and of the Polynesians,–will construct a new race, a new religion, a new state, a new literature, which will be as vigorous as the new Europe which came out of the smelting-pot of the Dark Ages [….]
    — Emerson

  45. moon
    I do have a problem with people using children to define and give meaning to their own life. Too many kids out there in need of a home. If love is what you have in excess and need to adopt why not a special needs child. They need you as much as you need them

  46. And the greenies continue their out-of-control tactics.

    A Fine for Not Using a Biofuel That Doesn’t Exist


    WASHINGTON — When the companies that supply motor fuel close the books on 2011, they will pay about $6.8 million in penalties to the Treasury because they failed to mix a special type of biofuel into their gasoline and diesel as required by law.
    But there was none to be had. Outside a handful of laboratories and workshops, the ingredient, cellulosic biofuel, does not exist.

    In 2012, the oil companies expect to pay even higher penalties for failing to blend in the fuel, which is made from wood chips or the inedible parts of plants like corncobs. Refiners were required to blend 6.6 million gallons into gasoline and diesel in 2011 and face a quota of 8.65 million gallons this year.

    “It belies logic,” Charles T. Drevna, the president of the National Petrochemicals and Refiners Association, said of the 2011 quota. And raising the quota for 2012 when there is no production makes even less sense, he said.

    Penalizing the fuel suppliers demonstrates what happens when the federal government really, really wants something that technology is not ready to provide. In fact, while it may seem harsh that the Environmental Protection Agency is penalizing them for failing to do the impossible, the agency is being lenient by the standards of the law, the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act.

    “From a taxpayer/consumer standpoint, it doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense that we would require blenders to pay fines or fees or whatever for stuff that literally isn’t available,” said Dennis V. McGinn, a retired vice admiral who serves on the American Council on Renewable Energy.

    Michael J. McAdams, executive director of the Advanced Biofuels Association, said the state of the technology for turning biological material like wood chips or nonfood plants straight into hydrocarbons — instead of relying on conversion by nature over millions of years, which is how crude oil originates — was advancing but was not yet ready for commercial introduction.

    Of the technologies that are being tried out, he added, “There are some that are closer to the beaker and some that are closer to the barrel.”


  47. as you know Henry, its not that easy firstly, finances would be a big problem for a lot of people to adopt special needs children in a lot of cases, the love may be there but the reality is, it costs a lot. Not everyone could handle that situation either.

  48. Drudge has a photo of BO and his MO in the top headline and this title:

    Slightly Fewer Americans Obese in 2011

    Leading to a poll, is this photo and link trying to imply MO has helped the size of everyone’s rear except her’s?

    How’s about the idea of the slight weight loss being:

    – Cooked poll numbers to prop up the only thing MO has tried to do in 3 years?

    – Credit where credit is due, to the owner of the big buns that lost some weight by either dieting or not having enough money to buy food?

  49. Okay
    Way off topic but the green police just had what I guess was supposed to be a PSA about bath towels. I am a complete slob and will wear jeans a few times but t-shirts, socks, under wear and bath towels are one shot deals. This local news advisory said not to go more than 14 days without washing your towel. Yuck.(So turndownobama doesn’t go all green peace on me. I don’t sort wash it all together once per week in cold)

  50. moon
    I know. I get a little sensitive as I did not choose to care about a little one. Fought it. Did not want it ever in my life. But they are devious creatures. Sometimes when you are flat out miserable they just smile or giggle. Just so much to take on and it is a job that never ever ends as long as you are alive. Gay/straight whatever there is no returning. Cannot remember a time when I could just go out and get passed out drunk. I have tried but always back of your mind a kid.

  51. I believe the info re Michelle in the book has helped stop some of the gains he was making in the polls. What is interesting is the complete transformation they have attempted , with some success, in how she is portrayed. I was watching a kids show with my 5 yr old daughter last night, and guess who is going to be appearing on the kids show to save the day-Michelle!!!! She must be so pissed at having to do this stuff .

  52. The clock is ticking. The Mayans are saying “Draft Hillary Or Die” 🙂


    By at least one measure, the world just got that much closer to apocalypse.

    The Doomsday Clock, a figurative timepiece used as a barometer of humankind’s fate, was moved one minute closer to midnight on Tuesday, the first time it has been nudged forward since 2007. It is now 11:55, five minutes before the appointed hour. [snip]

    Since being unveiled in 1947, the clock has been reset 20 times. It came closest to doomsday in 1953, when the start of the nuclear arms race pushed its hand to two minutes to midnight, and moved the farthest away in 1991, when the signing of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) by the United States and the Soviet Union gave the world 17 minutes until midnight.

  53. jbstonesfan
    Do not get me wrong I am no fan of m.o., but I have watched a ton of videos posted which were meant to ridicule here for the let’s move campaign and I have to say if I didn’t despise her I’d like her if I met her in that arena. No scowl no affectation. First Lady appearing on a kid’s show with a positive message is always a good thing.

  54. EDITORIAL: Obama cooks the unemployment books

    Don’t believe bureaucrats, unemployment is really 11.4 percent

    The Washington Times
    Monday, January 9, 2012

    The White House has trumpeted recent rosy employment figures, but in their guts Americans know things aren’t getting better. They should trust their instincts.

    Jobs are the No. 1 issue going into the 2012 election, which makes the unemployment rate a particularly important indicator. Lately, the trend seems to be favoring the White House. The December unemployment numbers showed a drop to 8.5 percent, down 0.2 percent from the previous month and over half a percentage point from August. In the “jobless recovery,” small moves like that take on outsized significance.

    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in the last 12 months, a net of 1.5 million more Americans found work. This sounds like good news, but the civilian non-institutional worker population increased by 1.7 million over the same period, and the raw percentage of Americans working has basically flatlined at 58.5 percent. To the extent there are new jobs, it has more to do with the fact that there are more people creating more demand, not with any fundamental expansion in the economy.

    This raises the question why the unemployment rate continues to improve. The answer is that the “official” workforce is shrinking. Only those working or actively seeking employment “count” in the unemployment statistics. The discouraged, the dropouts and those who don’t even bother trying to find work aren’t included in the official unemployment rate. The 30-year average participation rate – that is, the percentage of Americans in the workforce – is 65.8 percent. During the last three years, this number has fallen sharply to around 64 percent. While the potential worker population rose last year by 1.7 million, the official workforce only went up 275,000. Counting like that makes it easier to report better employment numbers.

    An analysis posted last week at the Zero Hedge website looked at what the unemployment picture would be if participation rates were held steady. Using more realistic long-term average participation rates, the study calculated a current unemployment rate of 11.4 percent. While the Obama administration’s numbers keep getting better, rates based on long-term participation do not. Factor in the number of Americans who hold down two or three jobs just to get by, and those who are chronically underemployed make the picture even grimmer.

    It’s twisted that President Obama benefits from a flawed formula that generates a positive outcome when frustrated potential workers simply give up. This is what passes for progress in the jobless economy. A lower official unemployment statistic makes a good headline and a good talking point, but it would be better if more Americans were actually finding good jobs. The Zero Hedge analysis notes that by extending the logic of reporting progressively fewer labor-force participants, “America will officially have no unemployed when the Labor Force Participation rate hits 58.5 percent, which should be just before the presidential election.” Sounds like excellent timing, which exposes what the government statistics are intended to do: Get Barack re-elected.


  55. Wiber is getting smacked around about Bain again…

    Rick Perry is back on Mitt Romney — in a big way.

    At a town hall here, he reprised his attack on Romney’s Bain Capital, but took it a step further.

    “I will suggest they’re just vultures,” he said of firms that “loot” other companies. “They’re vultures that are sitting out there on the tree limb, waiting for a company to get sick. And then they swoop in, they eat the carcass, they leave with that and they leave the skeleton.”

    UPDATE: Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul emails with a response that gives as good as Romney has gotten (or comes close.)

    “It is no surprise that, having spent nearly half a century in government between them, Speaker Gingrich and Governor Perry have resorted to desperate attacks on a subject they don’t understand. We expect attacks on free enterprise from President Obama and his allies on the left — not from so-called ‘fiscal conservatives,’” she writes. “Speaker Gingrich and Governor Perry seem to think that running against the private sector is the way to revive their floundering campaigns. Governor Romney will continue talking about his experience in the real economy, his vision for getting America back to work, and how important it is that we defeat President Obama in November.”

  56. Calling another fellow candidate a vulture and picking of the bones is so much funnier and colorful than one half black guy always waving the white flag and crying, ‘Racist!’.

  57. Ron Paul Defends Romney, Lashes Out at His Critics

    In an exclusive interview outside a Manchester polling place, Ron Paul lashed out at fellow Republicans for making unfair and ignorant attacks on Mitt Romney’s business record.

    “I think they’re wrong. I think they’re totally misunderstanding the way the market works,” Paul told me. “They are either just demogoging or they don’t have the vaguest idea how the market works.”

    Paul also came to Romney’s defense for saying “I like to be able to fire people.”

    “I think they’re unfairly attacking him on that issue because he never really literally said that,” Paul said. “They’ve taken him way out of context. … He wants to fire companies.”

    In Paul’s view, Romney is right to say that he created jobs by restructuring companies.

    “I think they’re way overboard on saying that he wants to fire people, he doesn’t care, Paul said. “You save companies, you save jobs when you reorganize companies that are going to go bankrupt. And they don’t understand that.”

  58. I stopped at the grocery store this afternoon on the way home from Wellesley, MA.

    We go through loaves of bread here like Grant took Richmond. Anyway- I usually buy a three pack of whole grain but today, I couldn’t believe my eyes- The three pack was replaced with a 2 pack of whole grain for the same price. An unexplained chill ran over me and took it as a dire warning of what is coming at us… rising instability of food prices going through the roof and scarcity of a variety of fruits and veggies we usually take for granted… This is a bad sign, when the price of bread went up 50% overnight.

  59. This says an awful lot.


    Obama picks immigration reform advocate to lead domestic policy
    By Amie Parnes and Erik Wasson – 01/10/12 03:30 PM ET

    President Obama has picked a strong advocate of immigration reform to head his Domestic Policy Council.

    The White House announced Tuesday that Cecilia Muñoz, a former senior vice president of the National Council of La Raza, would replace Melody Barnes at the top of the council. White House press secretary Jay Carney announced the appointment during his press briefing.

    Muñoz is now serving as the White House’s director of intergovernmental affairs and is in charge of outreach to state and local governments.

    “The president has asked, she has accepted,” Carney said.

    Muñoz is an immigration expert who worked for the National Council of La Raza, the largest Latino civil rights and advocacy organization in the United States, until she joined the administration in 2009. The group works to improve opportunities for Hispanic Americans and advocates legislation that would provide a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

    Obama has frequently been criticized by pro-immigration reform advocates for not pressing harder for changes to the country’s immigration laws. Hispanic groups also have complained that the administration has stepped up deportations of illegal aliens.

    All of this has led to questions about whether Obama will garner strong support from Hispanics in his 2012 reelection bid. It is crucial to Obama’s reelection that he win a large majority of the Hispanic vote, particularly in critical swing states such as Florida, New Mexico and Colorado.

    Carney called Muñoz “the best person for the job.”

    In her new role, Muñoz will become the president’s senior adviser on domestic affairs that fall outside the strict purview of the National Economic Council, which is headed by Gene Sperling.

    “Over the past three years, Cecilia has been a trusted advisor who has demonstrated sound judgment day in and day out,” the president said. “Cecilia has done an extraordinary job working on behalf of middle class families, and I’m confident she’ll bring the same unwavering dedication to her new position.”

    A senior administration official credited Munoz’s work on immigration and disaster relief and said she has successfully brought the voices of local and state officials into the White House through her work at the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.

    “She’s the perfect fit for this job,” the official told The Hill. “This is someone who is very much ready for the position.”

    read on.

  60. 4 Years ago, as the New Hampshire Primary took place, we were all nervous, we could sense A Hillary win but were not sure after all the dirty tricks thrown at her.

    Its important to remember, this was the night HRC dealt a right hook at Obama, little did she know what betrayal lay just ahead by her own party.


  61. Steven Rosinski was interviewed a short while ago (we’ll try to get the video and put it up on our later NH primary coverage article) on the Neil Cavuto show. Rosinski did very well again. The chrono on the screen noted the Draft Hillary write in campaign in New Hampshire. The attention is rather late but better late than never.

    Congratulations to Steve Rosinski on a job well done.

  62. “The attention is rather late but better late than never.”

    sort of obvious- Obama wouldn’t want voters dwelling in nostalgic memories of Hillary’s Primary WIN in NH. (and reminded of his loss to her)

  63. Exit poll leaks : looking at record high independent turnout in NH primary, per preliminary exit poll results.

    in prelim date from exit polls – some 6 out of 10 say economy was No. 1 issue

  64. Is this why Daley left? Notice the envirowackos have their fingers in every pie?
    According to Ulstermann, two months ago Daley was getting ready to investigate Solyndra.

    The White House has ordered an independent review of all Energy Department loan guarantees in response to Solyndra’s collapse.

    An interesting tidbit found within the various media reports regarding former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley’s rather sudden departure from the Obama White House – just two months earlier Daley had ordered a comprehensive review of all Department of Energy loan guarantees following the Solyndra scandal. Coincidence?

    While the White House is brushing aside questions on the reasons behind Bill Daley’s resignation just a year after accepting his position as Barack Obama’s second White House Chief of Staff, there are whispers within D.C. of a festering battle between more business-friendly Daley and the hardline progressive environtmentalism of others at the Obama White House.

    Take the following quote from Frank O’Donnell, president of Clean Air Watch, who made clear his disdain for Bill Daley’s more moderate environmental policy stance:
    “I say good riddance, goodbye, get out now.”

    Last year, both Barack Obama and EPA officials were attempting to implement tough new ozone standards – standards that many American manufacturers were warning would decimate an already unstable industry during a time of recession. According to a Politico report, it was Bill Daley who managed to shift the president’s decision to not favoring the stricter ozone regulations. How he managed to do so remains unknown.

    Another Politico report indicated the following approximately two months ago:
    The White House has ordered an independent review of all Energy Department loan guarantees in response to Solyndra’s collapse.

    Chief of staff Bill Daley tasked former Treasury Department official Herb Allison to lead the 60-day review into more than two dozen loan guarantees approved since the start of the Obama administration

    It should be noted that Herb Allison, the son of an FBI agent and a veteran of the Vietnam War, is also a Republican – and Bill Daley chose him to head up the investigation into the failed Obama green loans program.

    And now Bill Daley is gone from the Obama White House…

  65. Nice clips although the singer and the music on the 2nd was irritating. But the message was great.

    The first had wonderful pix of HRC.

    Amazing the stuff anyone with a computer and some extra time to kill can turn out these days.

  66. Exit poll shows 30 percent independent support for Romney, besting Paul and Huntsman–could be big for Mitt

  67. Fox News: Early exit polling shows independent vote making up 44% of those voting so far. Of those, Rom 30%, Paul 20s, Hunts 20s

  68. CNN Anchor just said, “i’ve been all over, Egypt, Libya and President Obama is seen somewhat of a disappointment, that he has not changed a thing in America”……no shit Sherlock Holmes.

    I’m amazed it came out of a CNN mouth.

  69. moononpluto
    January 10th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    Carville on CNN looks like he’s been made to suck lemons all day.

    He always looks that way. 😉
    I still love Carville.

  70. As a reminder: this was Romney’s vote total in NH in 2008 when he lost to McCain — 31.6% of the vote- 75,675 votes

    He needs to better that really.

  71. OMG!

    The Seamus the Irish Setter story is all over the net and people are trying to use it to sink Mitt.

    Honestly, no one is a bigger animal lover than me but people’s reactions are way over the top.

    For God’s sake, my parents used to put some of us 9 kids in the trunk of the car when we went to the drive-in so they wouldn’t have to pay for us. I remember camping trips with 9 kids and all the gear packed into a friggin’ sedan with the family dog stuck in the back seat with us and I’ll bet poor Mugsie would have loved to be in a kennel on top of the roof for those ten hour trips, instead.

  72. Early read on NH exit polls: Voters want electability.

    Early results from exit polls in New Hampshire show that many voters say that the Republican nominee should be the candidate who can best take on President Obama.

    “About a third of voters are saying they’re most interested in electability – the candidate who has the best chance to defeat Obama,” ABC News’ Gary Langer, of Langer Research Associates writes. “Just over a quarter are looking for the most experienced candidate and about a quarter say they care most about strong moral character. Far fewer – about one in seven voters – say they’re looking mainly for a true conservative, a contrast from last week when a quarter of Iowa caucus-goers said so.

    “In a separate question about electability, Romney leads by far as the candidate seen as most likely to defeat Obama – more than half of voters pick the former Massachusetts governor,” Langer writes. “Among his own supporters, Romney’s named by 95 percent as best able to beat Obama in November – but among voters who are supporting some other candidate tonight, three in 10 also pick Romney as likeliest to beat Obama.”

    Six in 10 voters (in preliminary results) say they’d be satisfied with Mitt Romney as the nominee. He leads the other candidates in this category.


  73. Am hearing of exit polls indicating clear Romney win – 35-37 percent, 2nd place in low 20s. Fox reporting “big night” 4 Romney.

  74. exit polling apparently showing Huntsman and Ron Paul very close for second place about 15 points behind Romney

  75. Internal campaigns confirm early exits had Romney with 36-37, Paul with 21, Huntsman at 19, Gingrich-Santorum at 11-10

  76. Now you know Obama is running unopposed in NH, now i’ve just seen some results from Hillsborough county and Obama is only getting 80% of the Dem vote, there seems to be at present a write in amount of approx 15%.

    We will see how that progresses.

  77. Big ward result for Romney….

    Manchester ward 1 reaults: Romney 927, Sant 162, Hunt 403, Newt 255, Perry 10, Paul 341

  78. I know its early but Obama at present is only pulling 71% of the Dem vote at 3’023 votes, write in has 665 votes (16%) others in there too.

    Protest vote?

  79. Thanks moononpluto.

    I am going to watch the results in the living room.

    Write-in #’s are interesting.

    BTW, I think the repubs best friend is Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. She is such an idiot!

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