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February 17, 2009 - David Letterman - Top Ten Things Hillary Clinton Wants To Accomplish On Her Trip Overseas

10 Exchange U.S. dollars for currency that's worth something

9 Win respect defeating Japan's top-ranked sumo wrestler

8 Shift world's perception of America from "hated" to "extremely disliked"

7 Personally thank all of her illegal campaign donors

6 Three words: stylish Indonesian pantsuits

5 Visit burial site of revered Chinese military leader, General Tso

4 Get drunk with that Japanese finance minister guy

3 Convince China to switch from lead-tainted products to mercury-tainted products

2 Catch Chinese screening of Benjamin Button entitled "The Strange Adventures of Freaky Grandpa Baby"

1 Pick up carton of duty-free smokes for Obama

February 16, 2009 - David Letterman - Top Ten Things Abraham lincoln Would Say If He Were Alive Today

10 "Sup?"

9 "I see Madonna's still a slut"

8 "Who's that handsome sumbitch on the five?"

7 "Is that free Grand Slam deal still going on at Denny's?"

6 "I just changed my Facebook status update to, Tthe 'ol rail splitter is chillaxing'"

5 "How do I get on 'Dancing with the Stars'?"

4 "Okay, Obama, you're from Illinois, too. We get it!"

3 "Hey Phelps, don't Bogart the weed!"

2 "What's the deal with Joaquin Phoenix?"

1 "A Broadway play? Uhhh, no thanks. I'm good."

January 28, 2009 - David Letterman - Top Ten Things Overheard at the Meeting Between Barack Obama and the Republicans

10 "I miss the Clinton administration when we'd meet at Hooters"

9 "Can we wrap this up? I've got tickets to the 4:30 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop"

8 "Smoke break!"

7 "You fellas really need to take it easy on the Old Spice"

6 "Mr. President: don't misunderestimate the Republicans"

5 "Another smoke break!"

4 "What was the deal with Aretha Franklin's hat?"

3 "About that tax the rich stuff -- you were joking, right?"

2 "Sir, it's refreshing to have a Chief Executive who speaks in complete sentences"

1 "Senator Craig's offering his stimulus package in the men's room"

January 27, 2009 - David Letterman - Top Ten Ways Rod Blagojevich Can Improve His Image

10 Star in new television series, "America's Funniest Haircuts"

9 Quit politics and become a fat, lovable mall cop

8 Start pronouncing last name with Jerry Lewis-like "BLAGOOOYYYJEVICH"

7 Offer a senate seat with no money down, zero percent interest

6 Team up with John Malkovich and Erin Brockovich for hot Malkovich-Brockovich-Blagojevich sex tape

5 Change his name to Barod Obamavich

4 Safely land an Airbus on the Hudson River

3 I don't know...how about showing up for his impeachment trial?

2 Wear sexy dresses, high heels and say, "You Betcha!"

1 Uhhh...resign?

January 16, 2000 - David Letterman - Top Ten Signs Obama's Getting Nervious

10 New slogan: "Yes we can... or maybe not, it's hard to say"

9 In moment of confusion, requested a $300 billion bailout from the bailout industry

8 He's up to not smoking three packs a day

7 Friends say he's looking frail, shaky and...no, that's McCain

6 He's so stressed, doctors say he's developing a Sanjay in his Gupta

5 Been walking around muttering, "What the hell have I gotten myself into?"

4 Offered Governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, $100,000 to buy his old Senate seat back

3 Standing on White House roof screaming, "Save us, Superman!"

2 Sweating like Bill Clinton when Hillary comes home early

1 He demanded a recount

January 8, 2000 - David Letterman - Top Ten Barack Obama Plans To Fix The Economy

10 Encourage tourists to throw spare change in the Grand Canyon

9 End our dependence on foreign owls

8 Sell New Mexico to Mexico

7 Put a little of that bailout money on the Ravens plus 3 at Tennessee. Come on! It's a mortal lock!

6 Rent out the moon for weddings and Bar Mitzvahs

5 Lotto our way out of this son-of-a-bitch

4 Appear on "Deal or No Deal" and hope to choose the right briefcase

3 Bail out the adult film industry -- not sure how it helps, but it can't hurt

2 Release O.J. from prison, have him steal America's money from China

1 Stop talkin' and start Obama-natin'!

January 7, 2000 - David Letterman - Top Ten Things Overheard At The Presidents' Lunch

10 "Sorry, you're not on the list, Mr. Gore"

9 "If Hillary calls, I've been here since Monday"

8 "Laura! More Mountain Dew!"

7 "You guys wanna see, 'Paul Blart: Mall Cop'?"

6 "Call the nurse -- George swallowed a napkin ring!"

5 "Hey Barack, wanna go with us to Cabo in March? Oh that's right, you have to work!"

4 "Kissey kissey"

3 "Obama? I think he's downstairs smoking a butt"

2 "Did you ever see a monkey sneezing?"

1 "I hope Clinton's unbuckling his belt because he's full"

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Big Media And The Obamas

Where oh where can anyone possibly get the idea that lantern jawed Michelle Obama is a nasty piece of work?


MichelleNoBelle

How can anyone think that Michelle Obama is low class trash that attacks her betters?



Can’t run your own house or the White House can you Scowly? Don’t think for a second we have forgotten or forgiven.



Lantern jawed Michelle Obama and her goofball Lurch of a husband have been protected, and they continue to be protected, by Big Media.

Obama Hopium guzzlers will dispute what we write. “Look at that book about “The Obamas” that just came out” they will say. “Look at all the other critical books that have come out” they weep. Rubbish. Barack Obama and his scowling wife have been and continue to be protected by Big Media.

After the presidential election of 2008, on November 8, 2008 we wrote “After The Lovin‘” and included these videos:

“The L.A. Times buried their revealing Obama story but Newsweek throughout the campaign protected and pushed Obama and trashed Hillary and McCain. Now Newsweek’s Jon Meacham and Evan Thomas reveal Obama is “creepy” and “deeply manipulative“.

Shameful Rush Limbaugh, a Hillary Hater, who bears some responsibility for Obama getting gifted the Democratic nomination has some relevant comments on Newsweek and its lovin’ of Obama [transcript]:

Limbaugh asks the same question about Tom Brokaw. Charlie Rose and Tom Brokaw of the Obama lovin’ NBC admit they don’t know who or what Obama is or represents:

Only now, when it’s too late for the American voter, only now, after the lovin’, do Newsweak’s Jon and Evan tell us Obama is “creepy”. Brokaw adds a hapless ‘Obama who?’ after years of NBC shilling for Obama.

Have a cigarette Barack – you made it past the lovin’ – now give Jon and Tom and Evan ten dollars each and kick them out the door.”

One video has been deleted but you can get a taste from this video and a partial transcript HERE:



What we wrote at the time was “Why didn’t they say this when it mattered?Big Media was busy literally masturbating on the most prestigious pages of the most prestigious papers about Barack Obama. Think we exaggerate? Judith Warner, New York Times:

“The other night I dreamt of Barack Obama. He was taking a shower right when I needed to get into the bathroom to shave my legs, and then he was being yelled at by my husband, Max, for smoking in the house.”



It gets much worse and much creepier as we practically read Warner unwrap the dildo and grease it up. Of course the dildo was so far up in Andrew Sullivan even Warner plunging her arm up to her pits could not find it.

It was only after the November 2008 election when we were told by one of Obama’s most loyal fluffers that the Obama marriage was a bed of rocks:

“She was angry at his selfishness and careerism; he thought she was cold and ungrateful.”

How come none of this came out when brawny Michelle was talking trash against Hillary and running your own house and the White House? Ordinarily we would defend women from personal attacks. But Michelle Obama deserves every bit of payback she is getting. We recall when Michelle Bachmann was assaulted for losing her chief of staff. But not much was said as Michelle Obama lost staff on a regular basis and everyone knew it was because lantern jawed Michelle Obama was a nasty piece of trash.

Let’s look at another book that recently published, The Operators. The book was written by Michael Hastings of Rolling Stone magazine. The book is a follow-up to the article Hastings wrote that destroyed the career of General McChrystal.

Hastings writes that when Barack Obama as a candidate for president went to Iraq Barack Obama complained about having to take pictures with American soldiers and diplomats. Americans should have known that fact. Americans did not know it because Big Media protected Barack Obama.

The weak case can be made that Hastings squirreled away that hurtful to Obama story for his book. The weak case can be made that this is not “bros before hos” but more “profits before people”. But then where oh where were the rest of Big Media journalists and personalities? Why didn’t they report this important story? They were JournoListing, protecting Barack Obama.

Michael Hastings is not to be complimented but condemned. Where were you Hastings with information that mattered when it mattered? Hastings will act the high class journalist but he is more low class hooker servicing the Obamas.



As to Jodi Kantor of the New York Times, as interesting as her book might be for the stories it tells, the bottom line is that this is all too late. The book does confirm items we wrote about long ago. Our many stories about the vacations and the lifestyle and let-them-eat-cake, and Marie Antoinette/Mary Todd, culture-of-corruption, “they do not care and they do not care that you know they do not care“, all come to life again.

Marbella, Spain whereMichelle Obama paraded her cheap Chicago self through the streets of Marbella, Spain, in her Dolce Vita John Paul Gaultier Halloween Eurotrash outfit in her movie-stars-wear-these sunglasses she was telling economically distressed Americans “I don’t care and I don’t care that you know that I don’t care.” Now Jodi Kantor admits that yes, Michelle Obama used state trips paid for by the tax payer to hide her extravagant vacations and that thug Gibbs tried to stop it or rather hide it.

We reported it long ago, now some of the nonsense gets exposed via Kantor:

“Then-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel offered his resignation to President Barack Obama in the winter of 2010 after a series of columns appeared depicting him as the lone element keeping the Obama presidency intact. According to then senior adviser David Axelrod, Emanuel understood that the stories “were an embarrassment” to the president. The president, already suffering from a setback to his health care reform effort, declined Emanuel’s offer to resign, despite being convinced that his chief of staff was the main source for the columns. [snip]

The dramatics that surrounded the passage of health care reform — culminating in Emanuel’s near-resignation — reflect the type of high-pitched struggle that routinely erupted between Emanuel and the first lady during the first two years of the Obama administration. The two jockeyed for influence over the president even before he formally took office. [snip]

Emanuel, in turn, had been opposed to bringing Valerie Jarrett, the Obamas’ longtime mentor, into the White House as a senior adviser.

Once the administration began, the frictions only escalated. Emanuel rejected Michelle Obama’s efforts to be part of his 7:30 a.m. staff meeting. The administration did not outfit her with a speechwriter for some time. And the first lady’s office grew so isolated from the rest of the presidential orbit that aides there began, as Kantor writes, “referring to the East Wing as ‘Guam’ — pleasant but powerless.”

“Michelle and Rahm Emanuel had almost no bond; their relationship was distant and awkward from the beginning. She had been skeptical of him when he was selected, and now he returned the favor; he was uneasy about first ladies in general, several aides close to him said, based on clashes with Hillary Clinton in the 1990s that became so severe that she had tried to fire him from her husband’s administration,” writes Kantor.”

We’ve written about how Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton had to demote Emanuel to the basement until he learned to behave and improved his performance. We’ve written repeatedly that hiring all the former Clinton administration officials in the world would never help because BARACK OBAMA IS THE PROBLEM. Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton knew how to deal with slime like Emanuel and to keep him in his cage. But Barack Obama and Michelle Obama could not run their own house, let alone the White House. Snap.

Recall that “flawless” transition that we exposed as a mess. Recall that brilliant “team of rivals” nonsense we derided. And that “smooth running operation” myths perpetrated by the Halperns and Heilemans? Big Media made that all up. It was always a mess from the very beginning and it’s only now that some of the disgruntled former workers are beginning to tell the truth about the Mistake in ’08:

“The tug of war between Michelle Obama and Rahm Emanuel for the president’s spiritual or political soul contributed to a White House that was far more disorganized and friction-filled than the public perception holds. Kantor reports that then-White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs was often deployed to push back against the first lady, informing her that she couldn’t take a private vacation on a state visit, spend large amounts on White House redecoration, or buy expensive clothes.

Michelle Obama, who came to politics skeptically but saw her husband as someone capable of lofty achievements, lashed out against her isolation. She sent emails to Jarrett when she had complaints about news coverage, which Jarrett would forward to others after removing the first lady’s name from them. When she couldn’t wedge herself into her husband’s schedule, she would send her missives to Alyssa Mastromonaco, the president’s director of scheduling. The emails, Kantor writes, “were so stern that Mastromonaco showed them around to colleagues, unsure of how to respond to her boss’s wife’s displeasure.”

Notice how Kantor weasels. We’re finally informed that the Obama White House was a mess. Kantor weasels that fact as contrary to what “the public perception holds.” And who is responsible for that “public perception”? It was Big Media and Kantor and her pals like Warner at the New York Times.

Those of us that noted the ugliness of recession America forced to pay for Michelle Obama’s Mary Todd crazy spending were attacked. But we were right. We have been right. It’s only now that Big Media accepts what we write but will not publish it in order to protect Barack Obama and fellow corrupt treacherous clown Michelle Obama, the patient dumper from Chicago.

On immigration we were right that Obama was not doing anything purposefully. Jodi Kantor paints Michelle Obama with sympathy as a helpless Wookie frustrated and flailing and furious. But Michelle Obama the patient dumper and nasty Chicago grabber of goods deserves all she is getting and much much more.

A pitiful, pitiless helpless Wookie – and angry:

“When the whole enterprise seemed to have fallen apart, following the election of Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown, a Republican, the first lady was furious. Instead of letting her husband down easy, which top staff hoped she would do, she lit into him.

“She feels as if our rudder isn’t set right,” the president told his aides. “They had the sense that was not the actual language she had used.” [snip]

When the House of Representatives managed to pass the bill, the president and members of his team celebrated in his residence. It was the first time many of them had been there, as the first family had tried to separate it as much as possible from the office of the president.

The first lady, however, wasn’t there to cheer the achievement. She was in New York City watching television coverage “alone in her suite at the Waldorf Astoria, according to an aide, as her daughters slept.”

Pathetic, nasty Wookie.

At the New York Times – conflict. Confusion whether as to continue to protect Barack Obama by attacking their own reporter or help their reporter? The answer by the Times is not to ask why Jodi Kantor did not report these anecdotes in a timely manner and to pretend that the book is not in any way harmful to The Obamas:

“Michelle Obama was privately fuming, not only at the president’s team, but also at her husband. [snip]

The first lady never confronted the advisers directly — that was not her way — but they found out about her displeasure from the president. “She feels as if our rudder isn’t set right,” Mr. Obama confided, according to aides.

Rahm Emanuel, then chief of staff, repeated the first lady’s criticisms to colleagues with indignation, according to three of them. Mr. Emanuel, in a brief interview, denied that he had grown frustrated with Mrs. Obama, but other advisers described a grim situation: a president whose agenda had hit the rocks, a first lady who disapproved of the turn the White House had taken, and a chief of staff who chafed against her influence.

The Michelle Obama of January 2012 is an expert motivator and charmer, a champion of safe causes like helping military families and ending childhood obesity, an increasingly canny political player eager to pour her popularity into her husband’s re-election campaign. But interviews with more than 30 current and former aides, as well as some of the first couple’s closest friends, conducted for “The Obamas,” a new book, show that she has been an unrecognized force in her husband’s administration and that her story has been one first of struggle, then turnaround and greater fulfillment.”

The New York Times wants to have it’s Marie Antoinette cake and eat it too. Michelle Obama was “furious” and nasty – but we are informed that is all in the past. Does anyone believe that rot? A Wookie doesn’t change its fur.

We’re told Mary Todd wanted to stay in the Rezko house and commute to Washington. And lo and behold, Jodi Kantor finally discusses “experience” and responsibility:

“Mrs. Obama’s difficulties illuminate some of the president’s central challenges in the White House, including how the Obamas’ freshness to political life, a selling point in 2008, became a liability in office. Her worries about his staff point to a chief executive with little management experience who clung to an inner circle less united than it appeared. (Mr. Emanuel’s relationship with the president grew so strained that the chief of staff secretly offered to resign in early 2010; Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, had a tense relationship with Mrs. Obama and with Valerie Jarrett, another adviser). She shared the president’s ambivalence about political chores and the back-patting and schmoozing that can help get things done in Washington. [snip]

She ultimately decided to go to Washington immediately, not because of the obligations of office, but because of “wanting her family to be together,” Ms. Jarrett said. [snip]

A Harvard-trained lawyer, she had given up her career for what initially seemed to her a shapeless post, and she tried to wriggle out of some ceremonial events that she saw as not having much purpose, including the annual luncheon for Congressional spouses held by the first lady since 1912. She tried to limit her public exposure, saying she would work only two days a week; inside the White House, the difficulty of getting Mrs. Obama to agree to doing an event became a running joke.

It’s all me, me, me. We wrote back in 2008 about how Michelle didn’t want to do any work for the campaign unless she was compensated. Chicago pols don’t work for nothing. In the White House, there was no pay, no play.

The Wookie thought it was all about herself, her race, the racists waiting for a Tyler Perry movie to unreel:

“Mrs. Obama often found herself caught in an internal debate about how the Obamas should look and live, travel and entertain. As the first African-American first lady, she wanted everything to be flawless and sophisticated; she felt “everyone was waiting for a black woman to make a mistake,” a former aide said.

But her husband’s advisers — in particular, Mr. Gibbs — were worried that the White House might appear oblivious to public anger about joblessness, banker bailouts and bonuses. The result was constant, anxious give-and-take between the East and West Wings about vacations, décor, entertainment, even matters as small as whether to announce the hiring of a new florist.

“We all have watched what happens when people get caricatured,” Mr. Gibbs said in an interview, explaining why he policed such personal matters. With a mistake like John Edwards’s $400 haircut in 2007, “there’s no way to correct that.” Other aides said there was a reason Mr. Gibbs became the main enforcer of the rules of political life: because Mr. Obama, all too aware that his wife never wanted that life, would not.”

So Barack was to chicken to tell his wife to cut off the Mary Todd nonsense. Gibbs who was the one to leak news about the John Edwards $400 haircut (our original reporting which took Big Media years to finally admit) feared a haircut type story. What goes around comes around.

All those stories published by Big Media about how Michelle Obama was such a big big help to Barack? Those stories were just a way to entice a nasty Michelle to do her job which she refused to do for over a year:

“Her reluctance to campaign left Mr. Emanuel incredulous, according to two aides: The elections were already looking like a potential bloodbath, and the White House was going to face them without the president’s popular spouse?”

Work? Are you kidding?:

“She had little appetite or expertise for policy detail, and she knew the history of first ladies —like Nancy Reagan and Mrs. Clinton — who had been deemed meddlers, unelected figures who wielded unearned power. [snip]

In September 2010, after a summer of infighting throughout the West Wing, things finally exploded.

Early on Sept. 16, Robert Gibbs was scanning the news when a story stopped him short: according to a new French book, Michelle Obama had told Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, the French first lady, that living in the White House was “hell.” It was a potential disaster — the equivalent of the $400 haircut, Mr. Gibbs feared, coming just weeks before election day and on the heels of a vacation in Spain that had drawn accusations of lavish spending.

Mr. Gibbs asked her aides to find out if she had said anything even close (no, the answer came back), and then fought the story back for hours, having the book translated and convincing the Élysée Palace to issue a denial. By noon the potential crisis had been averted.

But at Mr. Emanuel’s 7:30 a.m. staff meeting the next day, Ms. Jarrett announced that the first lady had concerns about the White House’s response to the book, according to several people present. All eyes turned to Mr. Gibbs, who started to steam.

Don’t go there, Robert, don’t do it,” Mr. Emanuel warned.

“That’s not right, I’ve been killing myself on this, where’s this coming from?” Mr. Gibbs yelled, adding expletives. He interrogated Ms. Jarrett, whose calm only seemed to frustrate him more. The two went back and forth, Ms. Jarrett unruffled, Mr. Gibbs shaking with rage. Finally, several staff members said, Mr. Gibbs cursed the first lady — colleagues stared down at the table, shocked — and stormed out.

Mr. Gibbs later acknowledged the outburst but said he had misdirected his rage and accused Ms. Jarrett of making up the complaint. After the book incident, he “stopped taking her at all seriously as an adviser to the president,” Mr. Gibbs said, adding, “Her viewpoint in advising the president is that she has to be up and the rest of the White House has to be down.”

If you wonder why the White House is horrified by the tame book, The Obamas, consider this meeting before the 2010 midterm elections which went so badly for The Obamas:

“The location was the president’s domain, but the meeting was held to appease the first lady, who was finally agreeing to campaign for the midterm elections. One by one, members of the political team came before the Obamas, laying out arguments, details, statistics about how the first lady could help capture votes. In an interview the year before, the first couple had rejected the idea that they were using their marriage for political gain. (Most photos of them are “ somebody else’s images,” the first lady had said.) Now they absorbed polling data that showed that Democratic voters loved seeing them together, according to several participants at the meeting. [snip]

Still, Mrs. Obama agreed to only eight campaign stops, fewer than the political team had wanted. “She basically agreed to do nothing,” one aide said.”

Michelle Obama and Barack Obama don’t do anything unless they get a majority of the benefit. Now they are in push back mode against “The Obamas” because the narrative hurts them in a most personal way and eventually in a most political way.

Michelle and Barack Obama know the truth will set them back. Big Media does not want to publish the truth anymore than Barack and Michelle want it to be told:

“Good morning, Mainstream Media. How are things under the Obama bus? Please tell Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers we say hello. You remember them. You helped Obama hide them there.

Frequently, I refer to the mainstream media as Obama’s Palace Guards. But maybe “secret service” would be a better term today, because this time the MSM has apparently decided to take a public relations bullet for Their Precious One.

The story goes a little something like this. Over Halloween in 2009, during the depths of the Great Recession, the White House threw a lavish party for children from all walks of life, including local DC kids, military families, and friends of the President’s two young daughters, Malia and Sasha. The theme was “Alice In Wonderland” and director Tim Burton, whose film based on the classic story was about to be released in theatres, attended, as did his star, Johnny Depp, who reportedly greeted guests in character and costume as the Mad Hatter.”

It was Malice in Wonderland as Michelle and Barack partied while the peasants revolted. The White House tried to keep this story hidden and Big Media cooperated:

“But the most important thing we now know is that the White House is claiming they hid nothing from the media and in response the media is… saying… nothing… in… their… defense…

For instance, nowhere in that Politico report does Politico clarify what they knew and when they knew it. If Politico did know about the party, why was there no reporting? If Politico didn’t know about the party, why not report that fact?

And so we are now left to ponder the following: did the MSM know about the party at the time and choose not to cover it in order to protect Obama? Or is the White House statement about the MSM knowing about the party untrue but in order to protect Obama the MSM isn’t reporting that it’s untrue?”

Like the New York Times, all of Big Media is convulsed. Finally though, Big Media is coming to the rescue of the desperate and “livid” Michelle Obama:

“Michelle Obama said depictions of friction in a new book, “The Obamas,” between her and former top aides to her husband, President Obama, aren’t true.

In a wide-ranging interview with “CBS This Morning” co-host Gayle King, the first lady also said that some have tried to portray her as an “angry black woman” since Mr. Obama first announced he was seeking the presidency.

More from the interview: Michelle Obama on how she’s changed

” … I guess it’s more interesting to imagine this conflicted situation here and a strong woman and– you know? But that’s been an image that people have tried to paint of me since the day Barack announced, that I’m some angry black woman.” [snip]

“You know, I just try to be me. And my hope is that over time people get to know me. And they get to judge me for me.”

Isn’t that the problem, the more we see of The Obamas, the uglier they appear. And Gayle King? Really? The best friend of Barack Obama supporters Oprah? Why not have CBS hire Axelrod and have him conduct the interview?

Too bad Gayle could not afford to buy the Washington Times that day because she could have asked Michelle Obama about the “Obamas top let them eat cake episodes”.

What Michelle Obama does in these Gayle King massages is prove herself to be uglier by the second. No one has accused Michelle Obama of being a Tyler Perry style “angry black woman”. She’s just a nasty scowling creep from Chicago.

What Michelle Obama is engaged in with these Gayle King sessions is race-baiting. Jodi Kantor tried today to appease the White House Wookie by denying the “angry black woman” charge. But sorry Jodi, you are now officially a racist for not saying something that Michelle Obama said you said but didn’t say. Racist rat bastard!

While Republicans are busy attacking other Republicans - Ron Paul Versus Rick Santorum - Perry losing backers over his Bain attacks Romney Superpacs versus Gingrich Superpacs crying over the Romney dog – or is Newt set to back off Bain attacks on Romney?Sarah Palin responded to other rubbish from Michelle Obama:

“Appearing on Fox News’ Hannity, Sarah Palin reacted in disgust to a clip from Gayle King‘s interview with First Lady Michelle Obama, where she said Americans were “confused” about how much had been accomplished by the President. “Oh, Lord. Oh, Lord — what are we just a bunch of numbskulls out here in the heartland of America?” Palin exclaimed incredulously. “Just a bunch of numbskulls who can’t read the unemployment numbers and see that 5 trillion dollars in new debt later under her husband, President Obama? 5 trillion dollars more! And we have fewer jobs today than we had before we took over, but, no, we’re numbskulls out here and we don’t know what the numbers actually represent!”

You go girl!



The Obamas are fighting back against “The Obamas” because they don’t want Americans to see them as they really are (and don’t buy any Big Media excuse that The Obamas have changed). The Obamas versus “The Obamas”. Phony books with made up stories helped Obama. Now a real book about the phony Obamas threatens Obama. It’s enough to make Michelle go the way of Mary Todd.

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252 comments to Big Media And The Obamas

  • moononpluto

    and more like we guessed….

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/buzzfeedpolitics/book-depicts-cranky-obama-on-baghdad-visit

    Book Depicts Cranky Obama On Baghdad Visit

    Michael Hastings’ new book, The Operators, jabs at what could be a vulnerable spot for the Obama Administration, the president’s relationship with the troops.

    The book describes a visit to Baghdad:

    After the talk, out of earshot from the soldiers and diplomats, he starts to complain. He starts to act very un-Obamalike, according to a U.S. embassy official
    who helped organize the trip in Baghdad.

    He’s asked to go out to take a few more pictures with soldiers and embassy staffers. He’s asked to sign copies of his book. “He didn’t want to take pictures with any more soldiers; he was complaining about it,” a State Department official tells me. “Look, I was excited to meet him. I wanted to like him. Let’s just say the scales fell from my
    eyes after I did. These are people over here who’ve been fighting the war, or working every day for the war effort, and he didn’t want to take fucking pictures with them?”

  • BASIL99

    You GO, admin!

    MO is the ugliest, nastiest, most bitter, self-indulgent POS to have ever set foot in the WH.

    She gives me the creeps. She is evil, vindictive and a disgrace to the country.

    Getting rid of her is of equal importance, to me with getting rid of BO.

  • BASIL99

    moononpluto.

    Cranky? How about an ungrateful, cold, arrogant SOB. Friggin “reporters” lie through their teeth and always use the safe words. I HATE it.

    I cannot wait to see that couple get theirs. The sooner the better.

  • mcnorman

    She redefines the B in bitter. The woman is tasteless, bitter, and arrogant. She obviously did more listening during Rev Wright’s b*s* racist sermons. Her honest dissertation should have been mandatory reading for every uninformed voter. She truly has earned the description of being petty and self indulgent. Well, there is so much more but I can barely contain the vomit everytime the MSM offers me their poignant view of Meechelle. Selling her as cranky is such a benign description for a malicious and toxic human.

  • mcnorman

    The cranky comment refers to both of them. How can we possibly be surprised about Barack’s crankiness moonpluto? They need to go.

  • BASIL99

    moononpluto,

    I don’t know if you have ever checked this site but OI have a feeling you would appreciate it.

    It’s MOTUS – Michelle Obama’s Mirror. Best MO snark anywhere with lots of fun pix.

    http://www.michellesmirror.com/2012/01/lady-m-does-damage-control-watch-it.html

  • Shadowfax

    Oh admin, I have just started looking at the videos you posted about MO and my blood pressure is pounding in my neck at seeing:

    Can’t run your own house or the White House……

    can you Scowly? Don’t think for a second we have forgotten or forgiven.

    I need to step away for a minute after that one.

  • admin

    More Hopium injected faster:

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0112/71363_Page2.html

    “If you’re willing to work even harder in this election than you did in that last election, I promise you change will come,” he added.

  • admin

    Caitlin McDevitt calls Michelle Obama a liar in the most simple way possible: a picture. It’s clear in the picture that Bo the dog is the one in charge (Cesar fans will know Michelle is no pack leader).

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/click/2012/01/michelle-obama-keeps-bo-in-line-110641.html

    Michelle Obama says that she’s the boss when it comes to the first family’s dog.

    In a recent interview with CBS’s Gayle King, the first lady said their Portuguese Water Dog, Bo, answers to her first.

    Asked who takes best care of the pup, Obama replied, “I think the girls do a pretty good job because they do most of the walking, but you know I’m the alpha to him in the house … me and Barack.”

  • BASIL99

    PROOF that not requiring voter ID leads to voter fraud. The New Hampshire AG is now investigating.

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/01/11/video-nh-poll-workers-shown-handing-out-ballots-in-dead-peoples-names/

  • moononpluto

    Beyonce is selling and designing Obama 2012 election clothes…..well thats the last i buy that 2nd rate lounge singers cds.

  • BASIL99

    But look at the headline. Mo keeps Bo in line.

    BTW, I agree with shadowfax. This particular collection of clips from MO’s archives got my blood boiling, too.

    Very effective.

  • admin

    The Obama campaign has sent out this email called “FLOTUS”:

    Friend –

    When you become president, one thing that happens overnight is that you and everyone you love get a bunch of new nicknames.

    I was already pretty used to this. But “FLOTUS,” short for First Lady of the United States, is really something else.

    I’m writing because our FLOTUS, Michelle, turns 48 on Tuesday, and I know I’m not her only fan out there.

    Will you join me in wishing her a happy birthday?

    The decision to become part of this campaign was deeply personal for a lot of people, and Michelle and I are no exception. But we both knew, like anyone else who believes in what we’re trying to do here, that this was never going to be easy.

    This fall, Michelle and I will have been married 20 years. The next 10 months will be harder than any we’ve experienced together, and I couldn’t do it without her. I know she’d love to hear from you today:

    http://my.barackobama.com/For-Michelle

    Thanks for your support,

    Barack

    P.S. — This weekend, people are getting together to volunteer in their communities in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Find out how you can join in at serve.gov.

    Is “serve.gov” a government website?

  • moononpluto

    Thats a big no-no, using gov websites for campaign literature.

  • BASIL99




    Mo’s 5 ugliest pix.

  • henry

    Basil99
    have I told you lately I get a kick out of you.

    Arguments against voter ID are absurd. I really want to meet these disenfranchised people who are capable of living without ID.

  • BASIL99

    Henry,

    “I really want to meet these disenfranchised people who are capable of living without ID.”

    They exist only in the deepest recesses of what’s left of certain freaks’ minds.

    :shock:

  • henry

    BASIL99
    I have filled out hundreds of welfare applications when I was doing some literacy stuff. Cannot get aid without ID. Need social and photo ID. a PA issued card costs 12 dollars and takes a few hours of just waiting by the poorly run DMV. Once they call your number it is 10 minutes.
    Beyond that voter ID requirements allow for provisional ballots. So I fail to see how it blocks anyone.

  • henry

    jeswezey
    Sorry if it seemed I was reacting negatively to your post. Not my intention.
    I was raised Catholic and while I do not consider myself to be a christian I am profoundly grateful for my upbrining and my parent’s religion was a big part of that. Lived in Manhattan for most of my adult life and there are things I just would not even consider doing that i watched others do without a trace of compunction. To me getting on my knees and praying is about being honest with myself and then living a life in accordance with that honesty.
    Lots of Catholic bashing. I take no umbrage at your statement just think it should be pointed out that there are many crisis centers that open their doors to women and children fleeing horrendous abuse and most of those are run by Catholic Charities. Often the women and kids live months in hiding.
    Remind me what is it that NOW does?

  • BASIL99

    henry

    “I fail to see how it blocks anyone.”

    It doesn’t – except those who want to rig the system for their own means to get their preferred candidates (s)elected.

    You need an ID for everything in this world from driving a car to getting a library card, from getting a passport to buying alcohol.

    Voting is a RIGHT, NOT an entitlement and to take part in choosing this country’s representatives people should have to prove they are eligible to exercise that right.

  • henry

    Basil99
    Funny things keep coming back to Catholicism of late for me.
    Absent weddings and funerals I have not been in a church in 25 years Yet I tithe when I can, always have. St Jude’s is my fallback. But I believe in being thankful 15% of my income is a small price for my being a relatively poor person but a very fortunate man. I will buy an ID for a person who can prove that he cannot get one. On top of that I will pick him up and take him to where it needs to be done.
    of course last part is contingent on me passing my driver’s test. 45 years old and i am just learning to drive. I was a mess before I got behind the wheel. Shaking and thought i was going to puke. i had no problems once i started. Almost 30 years of being afraid and in 10 seconds i was in love with driving

  • Southern Born

    Administrator, good article! Thanks.

  • Southern Born

    Newt Gingrich is on Hannity. He pretty much takes credit for anything good that happened during the Clinton administration, he never fails to connect himself to Ronald Reagan, and Newt is one nasty, mean SOB! I’d just as likely vote for ME-chelle or BO the dog as ol Newt.

    He is just about on the same level with Barack Obama. Just hearing their voices and seeing them on TV makes me want to throw something at the screen!!

  • jbstonesfan

    They are pushing back hard on this new portryal as his poll numbers went negative again. They don’t want to have to do another re-do of her image this election. On another note, I am very much rooting for Romney, but the thing about him is he is just too much of a gentleman at times. He is really going to have to fight harder if he hopes to face what team Obama and big media have in store for him in the general election.

  • JanH

    I think that Hillary is quiety smiling at the information coming out about the obamas. It’s not coming out from her or Bill so no one can point the finger. The obamas did this to themselves. The dim party created these monsters and now how to live with the mess they have sown. It is my hope that they have more fires than they can handle in the coming year to put out for these wannabes. It will put a jittery obama off message if the love doesn’t keep flowing to his overblown ego.

  • turndownobama

    photo ID. a PA issued card costs 12 dollars and takes a few hours of just waiting by the poorly run DMV.

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

    Thanks for admitting some of the hassle it takes to get a photo ID from DMV. Plus the $12 and whatever documentation they make you bring (certified birth certificate, $20).

    Now suppose you’re someone who has to ride the bus and has many children and an invalid relative to take care of at home. Is it really going to be worth her while to go through this hassle and cost just to get to vote (assuming that she’s able to make it to the polls on voting day).

    The same Hillary voters who stayed home from the caucuses will stay home from this DMV hassle too. So many Hillary votes will be lost unnecessarily.

  • turndownobama

    henry said:
    I have filled out hundreds of welfare applications when I was doing some literacy stuff. Cannot get aid without ID. Need social and photo ID.

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

    Henry, when this was discussed some time ago, iirc you said that you had helped some of these people to get ID for the first time. So — you knew some people who lacked it.

    Should they be excluded from voting till they go through the hassle of getting photo ID?

  • gmanedit

    The MSM in action: Al Hunt rewrites O’s history on propaganda organ Charlie Rose: http://www.countingcats.com/?p=11445

    “The real Barack Obama has vanished. No mention of his Marxism or of his financial corruption – on the contrary he is a lovely man whose mother came from Kansas (heart of the heartland). And he is so hard working (not the lazy man he actually is), and he had humble origins (which he did not) and has had to do everything for himself, all his life – in fact he has had everything in his life given to him on a plate and has never done a day’s work in his life.”

  • admin

    We were right about Occupy Wall Street. Black Agenda Report:

    http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/occupy-wall-street-joins-occupy-dream-it-cooptation-or-growing-movement

    Occupy Wall Street organizer David DeGraw tied the knot with the Dream team at a Washington Press Club conference on December 14, invoking Dr. Martin Luther King’s Poor People’s campaign and the need to “penetrate deeper into the African American community.” Dr. Chavis said, “If Dr. King were alive today, he would be part of Occupy Wall Street,” and Rev. Bryant, pastor of Baltimore’s 10,000-member Empowerment Temple AME Church, pledged that Occupy The Dream will work “in lock-step” with OWS. The OWS/OTD alliance would begin, they announced, with a multi-city action at Federal Reserve Bank offices on MLK Day, January 16.

    The very next Sunday, Rev. Bryant was at his pulpit exhorting his congregation to get out the vote for the president.

    Dr. Chavis is also an active Obama booster. In his November 30 syndicated column for Black newspapers, titled “Brilliant First Lady Michelle Obama,” Chavis wrote:

    “As we are about to enter into the heated national political debates and campaigns of the 2012 national election year, President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will be under intense pressures to maneuver through what may be one of the most difficult periods of time to maintain resilience and hope.

    “I am encouraged and optimistic, however, that President Obama will be reelected if millions of us do what we are supposed to do and that is go out and vote in record numbers 12 months from now.”

    Chavis followed with an even more direct appeal:

    “All of us should be responding by lending a helping hand, giving of our time, energy and money, and to make our own contributions to push forward for more progress to ensure the reelection of President Barack Obama. Let’s determine the future by how we act today.”

    It appears that Occupy Wall Street’s new Black affiliate is also in “lock-step” with the corporate Democrat in the White House, whose administration has funneled trillions of dollars to Wall Street and greatly expanded U.S. theaters of war.

  • henry

    tdo
    i admit if you are impoverished 12 dollars for id might be undoable
    who does not have ID. How can you get an apartment or cash a check?
    That being said no one is being denied the right to vote if you do not have ID you fill out a provisional ballot
    Argument is laughable. How many people do not have ID and of that number how many vote.

  • moononpluto

    Oh the irony……..Obama really cant use this now.

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/45979278?__source=yahoonews&par=yahoonews

    Romney’s Former Firm Bain Advised Obama on Auto Bailout

    Mitt Romney told CNBC Wednesday that he’s happy to have a debate about private equity alleged role in killing American jobs — because President Obama also forced companies to shed jobs at car dealerships during the auto bailout.

    So it is somewhat ironic that Romney’s former firm, Bain & Company, was among the private consulting firms that advised the Obama auto bailout team.

    And what did Bain recommend? Cutting dealerships.

    Romney’s ties to Bain Capital and its predecessor firm Bain & Company have come under scrutiny in recent days as his GOP rivals accuse him of “vulture capitalism” that made profits for him and his partners but resulted in the loss of jobs for average workers.

    The car dealership episode was one of the most controversial of the auto bailout — as many dealers across the country complained they were being put out of business by government fiat. A special inspector general looking into the matter concluded that the decision to slash dealerships resulted in the loss of thousands of jobs. But the Obama administration argued at the time that there were too many dealerships chasing too few customers and streamlining them was an important piece to getting GM [GM 24.67 0.20 (+0.82%) ] and Chrysler back on their feet.

    In an interview on CNBC’s Squawk Box Wednesday, Romney, the front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination, said: “I’m looking forward to having the debate with president Obama. Because as you know, he became a private equity owner. He took over General Motors and Chrysler. And he cut, shut down factories, shut down dealerships, laid off thousands of people as a result of that. And the reason he did that was to try to save the business.”

    read on…..oh the irony.

  • turndownobama

    “i admit if you are impoverished 12 dollars for id might be undoable”

    $12 + $20 for a certified birth certificate.

    “who does not have ID. How can you get an apartment or cash a check?”

    Using non-photo ID. Renting from individuals or using a bank account they’ve had for a long time, before these new requirements.

    You knew people who were living without photo ID, because you helped them get ID. How did they rent and cash checks? If they lived in a place rented in someone else’s name, and received cash — should they not be allowed to vote?

  • moononpluto

    must have broken Reuters hearts to write this………

    Obama unlikely to break billion-dollar fundraising mark

    President Obama appears increasingly unlikely to break the billion-dollar fundraising mark for his 2012 reelection campaign — although he will almost certainly have a financial advantage over his eventual Republican opponent in November.

    Because Obama raised $770 million for his 2008 bid, there has been speculation that as an incumbent he might break the 10-figure mark. His campaign has worked hard to fight that notion.

    With the Obama team releasing its final 2011 fundraising numbers on Thursday, it now appears that the billion-dollar mark is nearly out of reach. The president reported raising $42 million in the final three months of last year, bringing his total collected in 2011 to $130 million. His campaign did not release its cash-on-hand total on Thursday.

    To raise the $870 million he would need to reach $1 billion, Obama would have to take in about $87 million each month between now and the end of October.

    Is that possible? Sure. Is it probable? No.

    “There is no way President Obama will meet the billion-dollar goal on his current pace,” said Jack Oliver, who served as national finance director for George W. Bush’s 2000 presidential bid.

    Although Obama seems likely to fall short of $1 billion — it was a figure his campaign regularly scoffed at as simply pie in the sky — he does remain a remarkable fundraising force.

    “That’s a pretty good start,” campaign manager Jim Messina said of Obama’s fourth-quarter take in a Web video sent to supporters Thursday morning. He added that the campaign received donations from 1.3 million people in 2011 — including 583,000 in the final three months of the year. “This enthusiasm is in stark contrast to what we’ve seen on the other side,” Messina said.

    The $130 million Obama raised in 2011 dwarfs the totals put up by the Republicans hoping to unseat him in November. Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney announced this week that he raised $24 million in the fourth quarter and $56 million total in 2011.

    Other GOP candidates ran well behind Romney. Rep. Ron Paul (Tex.) is expected to report bringing in $13 million over the final three months of 2011, while former House speaker Newt Gingrich (Ga.) has said publicly that he collected $9 million during that period.

    “The Obama filing was unquestionably impressive,” said Jonathan Mantz, who led the fundraising efforts for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2008 presidential bid. “The fourth quarter is never an easy fundraising quarter, especially during these past few months when the political spotlight has been on the Republican presidential candidates.”

    What that fundraising disparity means is that Obama will be able to set the terms — or at least take a first crack at setting the terms — of the general election.

    But when will it make sense for Obama to start spending all that money?

    Conversations with a variety of Democrats, media gurus and party strategists revealed a widespread consensus that Obama should not begin spending freely on television advertising until the Republican attacks on Romney slow.

    “I think he waits until the GOP guns against Mitt stop firing,” Democratic pollster Paul Maslin said. “And even then he can wait a while longer.”

    Mark Penn, who served as the chief strategist for Clinton’s presidential campaign, suggested that Obama make no advertising decisions until after his State of the Union address on Jan. 24 — three days after the South Carolina Republican primary.

    “The State of the Union is his major communications opportunity to lead the nation and frame the debate on the campaign,” Penn said. “I’d suggest spots after it, not before.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-unlikely-to-break-billion-dollar-fundraising-mark/2012/01/12/gIQANYaRuP_story.html?wprss=linkset&tid=sm_twitter_postpolitics

    ……………….

    So actually republicans took more than Obama campaign in the last quarter.

    Obama $42 Million.
    Romney 24 + Paul 13 + Gingrich 9 + others = $46 million plus.

    So actually republicans beat him last quarter.

  • holdthemaccountable

    Bravura, admin. Bravura!

  • Mrs. Smith

    New Hampshire attorney general to revisit voting procedures

    Controversial conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe has pulled off a hit again. Yesterday, the sting operationist released video footage of New Hampshire poll workers handing out ballots in the names of deceased individuals — and folks sat up and took notice. The video was uploaded just yesterday, but already boasts 125,055 views.



    The attorney general in New Hampshire is probing the state’s voting procedures in response to a video released Wednesday by conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe showing how easy it is to vote in the name of someone who is dead. …

    O’Keefe told TheDC that the operation was done to bring attention to fraud since the state does not require identification to vote. Law enforcement seems to be watching.

    “Based on the information we received on election day and the information obtained on the video, we are undertaking a comprehensive review of voting procedures with the Secretary of State’s office,” assistant New Hampshire attorney general Richard Head told TheDC by phone on Thursday.

    The response of the New Hampshire attorney general’s office to O’Keefe’s investigative work is a tiny testament to the power of visual representation of a problem. As I read recently, “If you spend the time and resources necessary to truly understand and define the problem, then the solution will be staring you in the face.” In this case, O’Keefe and the other members of his organization, Project Veritas, spent the time and resources. Now, we’ll see whether New Hampshire law enforcement are able to see the obvious solution: Require identification at the polls.

    “The attorney general in New Hampshire is probing the state’s voting procedures in response to a video released Wednesday by conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe showing how easy it is to vote in the name of someone who is dead. …”

    “O’Keefe told TheDC that the operation was done to bring attention to fraud since the state does not require identification to vote. Law enforcement seems to be watching.”

    article @ hotair.com
    video @ dailycaller.com

  • Mrs. Smith

    Obama to Congress: I’ll decide what’s constitutional

    Election season is here, and you might think President Obama would be going out of his way to show voters that he can be trusted with the powers of the presidency.

    But you would be wrong. Just a few days before Christmas, Obama served notice to all Americans that he will continue to abuse executive privilege by seeking new ways to vilify gun owners and further his anti-gun agenda.

    Congress placed a provision in the $1 trillion omnibus spending bill for 2012 designed to bar the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from using any of its $30.7 billion taxpayer funds to “advocate or promote gun control.” However, upon signing the bill into law, President Obama issued a caveat of his own:

    I have advised Congress that I will not construe these provisions as preventing me from fulfilling my constitutional responsibility to recommend to the Congress’s consideration such measures as I shall judge necessary and expedient.

    In other words: “Congress may pass laws, but I decide which of its laws are constitutional and which I can simply choose to ignore.”

    Of course, the Constitution doesn’t actually give the president this power, but Obama won’t allow a little thing like the U.S. Constitution get in his way. And in the present case, Congress is right to try to prevent him from using a federal health agency, not to mention our tax dollars, as a weapon in his ongoing war against the Second Amendment.

    As The Washington Times reports, NIH has wasted over $5 million since 2002 producing deceptive studies aimed at furthering gun control — including one study that tried “to prove that a home without firearms was essential to a child’s safety and well-being.”

    Even more importantly, Congress knows that there is no scheme too radical, or dangerous, for the Obama administration when it comes to using federal agencies to push its anti-gun agenda.

    Last month, email exchanges surfaced between employees at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE) that show the administration helped illegally transfer guns to violent Mexican drug cartels in order to manufacture a case for gun registration. Now gun dealers in four Southwest border states must abide by a new gun registration requirement, courtesy of BATFE, that forces them to register the sales of any law-abiding American who purchases more than one semi-automatic rifle within five business days.

    Congress never passed any law like this. Rather, Obama’s BATFE orchestrated the deadly “Fast and Furious” gun-walking scandal to give cause for its unconstitutional gun-control edict. Given this, how hard is it to envision the Obama administration issuing a phony “health” study that maligns gun owners?

    Obama may not have a majority in Congress, or the will of the people, behind his anti-gun agenda. But that isn’t stopping his administration from finding deceitful ways to evade Congress and build public support for gun bans, gun registration and other regulations designed to weaken and destroy our Second Amendment rights.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/01/05/obama-to-congress-ill-decide-whats-constitutional/#ixzz1jKvbQPhx

  • Mrs. Smith

    Admin, I am surprised MO’s thesis hasn’t been published. Americans need to read the loving dissertation of the woman pretending she is not an angry black woman. How can mainstream spin her own words into the grateful, appreciative woman who got herself a free pass to Princeton?
    ___________

    “We know from her angry, radical thesis at Princeton she is in fact an angry radical. And that she cannot spell. And based on the fact she was never proud of America until Obama was nominated, she doesn’t love this country, except for what she can get out of it, like $300K hack hospital jobs and cut rate Chicago mansions.

    Her health initiative is a joke. The most dangerous place in DC is between Michelle and a bag of Five Guys fries.

    She is an angry, hateful woman. And we are tired of being fed this nonsense that she is some beautiful, wonderful woman. Obama and his campaign know it, which is why we will see less of the Sasquatch.”

    “Squatch” is a shortened version of the above used by conservatives who can’t wait for the Squatch and the Kenyan to abandon our WH.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/01/11/michelle-makes-it-worse/#ixzz1jKx7tGtg

  • Mrs. Smith

    The Top 5 Reasons Obama Must Be Removed as Commander-in-Chief

    Obama recently signed a mysterious new law that proclaims all American soil is a “battleground,” thereby allowing the president to indefinitely detain any American citizen without charges.

    Critics fear Obama will use his fun new unconstitutional powers to make his political enemies disappear, but that may not be necessary.

    The way things are going, most patriotic Americans will soon be six feet under, felled by apoplectic strokes brought on by reading the latest outrage committed by our “Commander in Chief.” He may not have a limit to what he’ll inflict; but our collective blood pressure may have a limit to what we can bear.

    With each passing hour, the question becomes not if America can survive a second term, but whether we can survive another day. It’s not just the $15 trillion in debt, the Muslim Brotherhood in the catbird seat, and our bleeding open border. It’s the never-ending deliberate assaults against our safety and security laughingly committed by the cold-eyed man with the nuclear code.

    Here are the top 5 reasons Obama must be removed as Commander-in-Chief. Please read them while seated.

    ONE – LightSquared: If we had an actual media, you should be able to wake up an average fourth grader at 3 AM and ask, “Who’s General William Shelton?” and the fourth grader would chirpily recite: “He’s the Air Force Commander who was pressured by the White House to change his testimony about LightSquared.”

    The facts are not in dispute. A four-star general has testified to Congress that he was pressured by the White House to alter his testimony to make it friendlier to a broadband company backed by a major Democratic donor.

    The problem with LightSquared’s new wireless project is that it could disrupt all military communications and GPS. But what worth has the entire capacity of the military’s communication system against the pleadings of LightSquared’s biggest investor, Philip Falcone, who shovels cash to Obama?

    TWO – Fast and Furious: No matter how many times you hear the facts they never get less sickening or bizarre. The United States Department of Justice deliberately ran thousands of guns to Mexican drug cartels, which then used them to commit at least 11 violent crimes in the US and 200 violent crimes in Mexico. A Fast and Furious gun was used to murder U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry and possibly U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent Jaime Zapata.

    ATF Agent Vince Cefalu was fired for whistleblowing about this surreal horror show. Attorney General Eric Holder perjured himself to Congress, pretending he knew nothing about it. And newly released emails confirm that the motivation for supplying weapons to Mexico’s most violent criminals was to use the ensuing chaos to enact stricter gun control laws here.

    Not content to unleash murder and mayhem, the Department of Justice also went into the money-laundering racket, washing clean millions of dollars for Mexico’s drug cartels. Your tax dollars at work! And while this evil madness was raging, Obama conducted a hysterical campaign against Sarah Palin for using an image of a target on her website.

    THREE – Giving Top-Secret Technology to Our Enemies: Last week brought word that Obama is planning to share U.S. missile defense secrets with Russia, over the strenuous objections of security officials who say it could devastate the effectiveness of our entire defense system. They also fear Russia will share our secrets with China, Iran and North Korea.

    Remember how Obama’s Mommy and Daddy met in Russian class? If only they could see their little boy now.

    Obama also gave a freebie of our most classified intelligence to Iran, refusing all three options to destroy a downed U.S. drone. Instead, he let the mullahs paw their way through our most sensitive high-tech secrets. Not to worry — he did politely ask them to give it back.

    FOUR – Waging War Against Libya Without Congressional Approval: Obama’s handlers dreamed up a catchy new doctrine called Responsibility to Protect (R2P), and they were itching to try it out. So Obama gave them a nice, peppy little war to conduct in Libya. Why not take out the mad transvestite, Qadaffi? Nobody likes him, anyway.

    Flagrantly flouting the War Powers Resolution, Obama spent a billion dollars to wage an unconstitutional war. The grand result is Al Qaeda’s flag waving over Benghazi and 20,000 anti-aircraft missiles missing, which will probably wind up blasting towards us.

    FIVE – Hollowing Out Our Military: This week we learn that Obama is slashing the defense budget, planning to lay off 14% off our troops, reduce our nuclear arsenal, shelve key weapon systems and explicitly cripple our ability to wage ground wars. What hath Saul Alinsky wrought!

    Already, Obama has strait-jacketed the military in political correctness, forbidding discussion of the nature of radical Islam and sanitizing the jihad-crazed murder of 13 soldiers at Fort Hood into “workplace violence.” But that was not enough for our Commander-in-Chief.

    Our troops are so heroic that even in straitjackets, they can win. And if there’s one thing Obama will not tolerate it’s American victory.

    From George Washington to Barack Obama – it’s been quite a ride.

    Stellapundit@aol.com.

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/01/the_top_5_reasons_obama_must_be_removed_as_commander-in-chief.html#ixzz1jL1o3Wp7

  • holdthemaccountable

    Mrs. Smith 6:53am: “forbidding discussion of the nature of radical Islam”
    ——————–
    A current case in point. I had to dig deep to get to the accused’s name. Impossible to ignore at dinnertime yesterday, teevee news reported that a Park’s employee had been arrested and suspended from his job for hanging a black baby doll, noose fashion. Since the name and a picture were not provided on either of the stations I saw (WPIX & NBC) my assumption was that the perp was black.
    This morning, the incident has disappeared. Altogether. So I went digging. Did a Scroogle search for 50 results. Found just a couple on the arrest. All the rest were about the incident which was thorougly covered when it was discovered.[Racial, ya know.] Then to top it all off, seems the perp may be Muslim. Even more reason to hide the facts. From the one teevee station who has some of the details I sought:

    A Parks Department worker pleaded not guilty Thursday after he was arrested on hate crime charges and accused of a hanging a doll by a noose in the department’s Bronx headquarters. Fariz Ahmemulic, 28, was arrested Wednesday after two fellow employees said he told them he had put it up. He was charged with multiple counts, including aggravated harassment as a hate crime. The arraignment came after the doll was found last month near the working space of an African American employee. Ahmemulic said he had nothing to do with the incident. In a statement he gave to police, Ahmemulic said he actually found the doll, took it down and brought it to a supervisor. Ahmemulic has been suspended without pay and was released without bail. The Parks Department is investigating and officials say they regret that the suspect is a Parks employee.
    http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/154077/city-worker-pleads-not-guilty-to-hate-crime-charges-in-connection-with-parks-hq-noose

  • moononpluto

    this, i kid you not, is one of the top headlines on the yahoo homepage: “Source: Obama seeks greater power to shrink government”

    http://news.yahoo.com/apnewsbreak-obama-seeks-power-merge-agencies-110243338.html

    APNewsBreak: Obama seeks power to merge agencies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will ask Congress on Friday for greater power to shrink the federal government, and his first idea is merging six sprawling trade and commerce agencies whose overlapping programs can be baffling to businesses, a senior administration official told The Associated Press.

    Obama will call on Congress to give him a type of reorganizational power last held by a president when Ronald Reagan was in office. The Obama version would be a so-called consolidation authority allowing him to propose mergers that promise to save money and help consumers. The deal would entitle him to an up-or-down vote from Congress in 90 days.

    It would be up to lawmakers, therefore, to first grant Obama this fast-track authority and then decide whether to approve any of his specific ideas.

    Obama was expected to announce his plans Friday. The official confirmed the details to the AP on condition of anonymity ahead of the president’s event.

    In an election year and a political atmosphere of tighter spending, Obama’s motivation is about improving a giant bureaucracy — but that’s hardly all of it.

    To voters sick of dysfunction, Obama wants to show some action on making Washington work better. Politically, his plan would allow him to do so by putting the onus on Congress and in particular his Republican critics in the House and Senate, to show why they would be against the pursuit of a leaner government.

    Obama also has an imperative to deliver. He made a promise to come up with a smart reorganization of the government in his last State of the Union speech. That was nearly a year ago.

    At the time, Obama grabbed attention by pointing out the absurdity of government inefficiency. In what he called his favorite example, Obama said: “The Interior Department is in charge of salmon while they’re in fresh water, but the Commerce Department handles them when they’re in saltwater. And I hear it gets even more complicated once they’re smoked.”

    The White House said the problem is serious for consumers who turn to their government for help and often do not know where to begin.

    Not in decades has the government undergone a sustained reorganization of itself. Presidents have tried from time to time, but each part of the bureaucracy has its own defenders inside and outside the government, which can make merger ideas politically impossible. That’s particularly true because “efficiency” is often another way of saying people will lose their jobs.

    Obama hopes to enhance his chances by getting Congress to give him the assurance of a clean, relatively speedy vote on any of his proposals.

    There is no clear sign that Obama would get that cooperation. He spent much of 2011 in gridlock with Republicans who control the House and can halt votes in the Senate.

    Should he prevail, Obama’s first project would be to combine six major operations of the government that focus on business and trade.

    They are: the Commerce Department’s core business and trade functions; the Small Business Administration; the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; the Export-Import Bank; the Overseas Private Investment Corporation; and the Trade and Development Agency. The goal would be one agency designed to help businesses thrive.

    The official said 1,000 to 2,000 jobs would be cut, but the administration would do so as people routinely leave their jobs over time.

    The administration said the merger would save $3 billion over 10 years by getting rid of duplicative overhead costs, human resources divisions and programs.

    The point, the official said, is not just making the government smaller but better by saving people time and eliminating bureaucratic nightmares. The idea for the consolidated business agency grew out of discussions with hundreds of business leaders and agency heads over the past several months.

    The administration official presented Obama as the CEO of an operation who should have more power to influence how it is designed. According to the White House, presidents held such a reorganizational authority for about 50 years until it ran out during Reagan’s presidency in 1984.

    ………………….

    Do not trust this idiot with anything.

  • turndownobama

    Yesterday, the sting operationist released video footage of New Hampshire poll workers handing out ballots in the names of deceased individuals — and folks sat up and took notice. The video was uploaded just yesterday, but already boasts 125,055 views.

    youtube.com/watch?v=9-uVhhIlPk0&feature=player_embedded

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

    The video shows people being told they don’t need any ID at all. This is a different issue from requiring PHOTO ID.

    Here is detailed information about what kinds of ID are accepted in which states. Many accept non-photo IDs or photo IDs not issued by the DMV.

    http://www.ncsl.org/?tabid=16602#State_Reqs

    Also, when the same volunteer has been working this poll for many years and recognizes a neighbor, imo that should be sufficient identification.

  • Mrs. Smith

    holdthemaccountable
    January 13th, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Most likely a Hate Act was a threat to an AA refusing to convert to Islam-
    ___________

    Dead People Receive Ballots in NH Primary

    The point is… just a name is sufficient in NH for receiving a ballot in NH and officials are looking into developing a better system preempting voter fraud.. i.e. photo ids

  • Leanora

    Mrs. Smith
    January 13th, 2012 at 6:27 am
    Obama to Congress: I’ll decide what’s constitutional
    —————–

    This article and a few of the others posted today, show why we must not allow obama to have another term.

    Our country can not survive it!

  • holdthemaccountable

    a threat to an AA refusing to convert to Islam-
    ————–
    sobering if so.
    more sobering that media will sit on it.

  • holdthemaccountable

    mcn: MeMe pregnant with child known already to be male? Obie having more of his fun? Look dumb for awhile, then have last laugh?

  • BASIL99

    Indiana 2008 Presidential Primary Election Fraud Probe Heats Up
    By Eric Shawn

    Charity Rorie, a mother of four, sat in her Mishawaka, Ind., kitchen, stunned that her name appeared on a 2008 Democratic presidential primary petition for then-candidate Barack Obama.

    “That’s not my signature,” she told Fox News, saying her signature is “absolutely” a fake. She also said she was troubled someone forged both her signature and that of her husband, Jeff, and listed personal details such as their address and birthdays.

    “It’s scary,” Rorie said. “It’s shocking. It definitely is illegal. A lot of people have already lost faith in politics and the whole realm of politics, so that just solidifies all of our worries and concerns.”

    Robert Hunter Jr. said his name was faked, too.

    “I did not sign for Barack Obama,” he told Fox News, adding his signature supporting the then-Illinois senator’s effort to get on the primary ballot was also a forgery.

    As he examined the Obama petition he held in his hands, Hunter pointed out that “I always put ‘Junior’ after my name, every time … there’s no ‘Junior’ there.” He said the signature on the petition looks “very close” to his real one, but it clearly is not.

    “My wife and I actually signed a petition for Hillary Clinton,” he said. “I am an Obama fan, but not in the primaries I wasn’t.”

    The prospect that theirs are two of an estimated 150 signatures that may have been forged on the petitions has raised the question of whether President Obama actually reached the legitimate number of signatures needed to be placed on the ballot in Indiana. Under state law, presidential candidates need to file 500 signatures from each of the state’s nine congressional districts. Indiana election officials say that in St. Joseph County, the Obama campaign qualified with 534 signatures; Clinton’s camp had 704. The certified signatures were never challenged.

    “I had always thought that, now-President Obama, had earned his victory in Indiana,” said the state’s Republican chairman, Eric Holcomb. “But then I quickly learned that he had cheated his way on to the ballot in the primary.”

    The allegations that election fraud touched a race for the highest office in the land are at the center of an investigation by St. Joseph County Attorney Michael Dvorak. He would not comment, but sources say the probe is gaining steam as prosecutors delve into the petitions that sailed through the St. Joseph County Voter Registration Board, located in South Bend. There have been reports that as many as seven people may have been involved in an alleged conspiracy to fake the petitions.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/01/12/indiana-gop-get-schooled-on-election-fraud/#ixzz1jLg1shGe

  • ABM90

    This is what our “FIRST LADY OF THE WORLD”does every day.

    Public Schedule: Public Schedule for January 13, 2012
    01/13/2012 07:11 AM EST

    Public Schedule for January 13, 2012

    Public Schedule
    Washington, DC

    January 13, 2012

    SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

    9:25 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Central American and Dominican youth ambassadors, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    9:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Ambassador to the UN Susan Rice, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    10:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Counselor Mills and Special Adviser for Global Youth Issues Ronan Farrow, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    2:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    3:45 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with President Obama, at the White House.
    (MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

    Allways busy for us while “Scowly no sleeves spends down our Treasury like a leaky Radiator on a Mack Truck.

  • holdthemaccountable

    ABM – dealing with Susan Rice today too. That counts double or triple.
    —————–
    I’ve had an epiphany of the nonreligious type: could the Obama’s be planning to adopt some sons? Should they be Latino, Muslim, or Chinese? What do you think?

  • Betty

    turndownobama
    January 12th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Thanks for admitting some of the hassle it takes to get a photo ID from DMV.

    So sorry about the hassle: I read about American women who were thrown in jail, brutalized and held for days while fighting for the right to vote for all women; about farmers fighting the British army and their Prussian mercenaries for all our freedom. About the horrific battle of Gettysburg to hold a Union of States together while outlawing slavery. Maybe our rights were not threatened by the Kizer but some of our citizens left their families and went to help others regain theirs, same for the next war.

    Besides, in Mn over 80 of the population approved a voter id law that the legislature passed but Mark Dayton the democratic governor vetoed it saying “we don’t need no voter id law in MN”

    That’s because democrats (Amy Klobuchar and Betty McCollum) intend to get the majority of their votes from illegal aliens and dead people. Who care what actual citizens think or want when you can control the voting process.

  • henry

    Betty
    I live in Pittsburgh and will shell out whatever money is needed to get an ID for anyone who can not,

  • holdthemaccountable

    Betty: So sorry about the hassle
    ———————————-
    Yes, and to go back a little further to examine hassles, to the 1750′s and the French and Indian War. I’ve just recently become duly aware of “George Washington’s First War” when the Brits and Colonials worked together to oust the French from Fort Duquesne at the confluence of the Allegheny and Monongahela Rivers, aka henry’s home town. Incredibly great sacrifices were given there; all of it was planned and directed by a man named Forbes who was terminally ill yet continued on, Washington was not anxious to take on his role in it, many other tragic situations arose, and there came a point when the decision to give up had already made because winter was close at hand. The entire mission a whisker’s breadth from being lost. Then a chance conversation, the fire of freedom reignited in a desolate army, and incredibly, a miracle as the French, weaker by far than Washington could know, blew up their own fort and headed back just ahead of the Colonial/British contingent, leaving Washington to declare victory. Some wonder how the Revolution would have turned out if Washington had not had that earlier experience, even to the point of realizing 1776 might never have happened at all.

  • JanH

    Hillary Clinton Condemns Video of Marines Urinating on Taliban




  • JanH

    Hillary partisan gathers gillibrand supporters for a Huntsman Fundraiser

    By Reid Pillifant
    2:39 pm Jan. 12, 2012

    Jon Huntsman is taking a detour from the conservative confines of South Carolina this evening to attend a fund-raiser hosted by third-party advocate Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild at her home on East 52nd Street in Manhattan.

    Rothschild, who was a staunch supporter of Hillary Clinton in 2008 (and continued to wage a rearguard anti-Obama campaign on Clinton’s behalf long after the primary contest was resolved), has been an enthusiastic backer of Huntsman this cycle, and tonight’s $1,000-per-person cocktail reception is organized in hopes of capitalizing on his third-place finish in New Hampshire.

    A quick scan of the host committee illustrates the un-Republican nature of Huntsman’s support in New York, with a number of figures who, like Rothschild, supported Clinton in the last cycle, and a fair number who, unlike Rothschild, supported Huntsman’s old boss, President Obama.

    A number of the hosts have contributed on a local level to Democratic officials like Kirsten Gillibrand and Chuck Schumer.

    Here’s a quick account, based on FEC records:

    Dan Arbess, a partner at Perella Weinberg, donated to Mitt Romney in the spring, before maxing out to Huntsman after he announced in June. Prior to that, Arbess had given mostly to Democrats, including Kirsten Gillibrand in 2008, and Rahm Emanuel in 2005.

    Howard Berkowitz, an investment manager at Blackrock, maxed out to Huntsman in June. He supported John Kerry in 2004, when he also gave $2,500 to the left-leaning website MoveOn.org.

    Ilan Kaufthal, a senior adviser at Irving Place Capital, maxed out to Huntsman in July. He previously gave to local officials on both sides of the aisle, including Hillary Clinton, Chuck Schumer, Rick Lazio, Nita Lowey, Ed Towns and Charlie Rangel. (In 2004, he gave to George W. Bush, after giving to Al Gore in 2000.)

    Peter Kellner, an invester at Richmond Global, was also a Hillary donor in 2006, and an Obama donor in 2008.

    William Lauder, of the Estee Lauder company, has given tens of thousands of dollars to candidates, also maxed out to Gillibrand in March, and contributed to Obama in 2008. He gave to both Eric Cantor and Dianne Feinstein in 2010.

    Nancy Lieberman, a partner at Skadden Arps, maxed out to Huntsman in June, three months after she did the same for Kirsten Gillibrand. (In 2007, she supported Obama, and gave to Kerry in 2004.)

    Dan Lufkin, a self-employed investor, has also been one of Gillibrand’s supporters, going back to her days in the House, and has supported Chuck Schumer. He gave $10,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee in 2005, 2006, and 2007.

    Barry Sternlicht, the CEO of Starwood Capital, also maxed out to Romney earlier this year, after giving to Obama and Clinton in past cycles.

    http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/politics/2012/01/4992398/hillary-partisan-gathers-gillibrand-supporters-huntsman-fund-raiser

  • admin

    Recently Big Media has been all talk about how we are in recovery. We said “no recovery is visible”. The Obama Hopium guzzlers said “recovery”. If there is a recovery, why this:

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/45977098

    Fed to Weigh Further Easing Amid Doubts About Recovery

  • turndownobama

    just a name is sufficient in NH for receiving a ballot in NH and officials are looking into developing a better system preempting voter fraud.. i.e. photo ids

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

    Doesn’t have to be PHOTO ids. NH wasn’t requiring any id at all. Could have required Social Security card or statement, or utility bill, or credit card, or anything — or being known by a longtime volunteer or by someone known to the volunteers.

  • mcnorman

    @holdthemaccountable

    You’re right.

  • mcnorman

    Wants more power, not satisfied with steamrolling.
    The funny thing about this guy is that he always asks to be trusted because he knows best.


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  • Southern Born

    If a person dies and still has their Social Security card, could someone else take it with them, show it and get to vote in the election in the dead person’s name? We still have two of our deceased parent’s cards. Could we vote in their names?

    Is there a data base accessible by the poll workers to check immediately to see if the SS card is no longer valid because of death?

    If the utility bill or credit card is in your spouse’s name, can you still use it as ID to vote?

  • Southern Born

    Also if questioned about the SS cards could we just pull an Obama and ask to be trusted because we know best and can guarentee that neither of our father’s would have voted for BO?

  • ABM90

    Secretary’s Remarks: Remarks on Burma
    01/13/2012 11:31 AM EST

    Remarks on Burma

    Remarks
    Hillary Rodham Clinton
    Secretary of StateTreaty Room

    Washington, DC

    January 13, 2012

    Good morning. When I visited Burma in December on behalf of President Obama and the United States, I encouraged authorities to continue along the path of reform. In particular, I urged them to unconditionally release all political prisoners, halt hostilities in ethnic areas, and seek a true political settlement. This would broaden the space for political and civic activity, and by doing so, it would lay the groundwork to fully implement legislation that would protect universal freedoms of assembly, speech, and association. I also urged that they sever all illicit military ties with North Korea.
    Since then, we have seen progress on several fronts. Today, I join President Obama in welcoming the news that the government has released hundreds of political prisoners, several of whom have languished in prison for decades. This is a substantial and serious step forward in the government’s stated commitment to political reform, and I applaud it, and the entire international community should as well. Aung San Suu Kyi has welcomed these dramatic steps as further indication of progress and commitment.
    Many of the people released today have distinguished themselves as steadfast, courageous leaders in the fight for democracy and human rights at critical times in their country’s recent history. And like all of the people of their country, they want and deserve to have a voice in the decisions that affect their lives.
    I also warmly welcome news of a ceasefire agreement between the government and the Karen National Union. The KNU has been involved in one of the longest-running insurgencies anywhere in the world, and entering a ceasefire agreement that begins to address the longstanding grievances of the Karen people is an important step forward. It is in that spirit that I urge the government to enter into meaningful dialogue with all ethnic groups to achieve national reconciliation, to allow news media and humanitarian groups access to ethnic areas.
    In addition to the ceasefire and the release of political prisoners, the civilian leadership has taken other important steps since assuming power in April 2011, including easing restrictions on media and civil society; engaging Aung San Suu Kyi in a substantive dialogue and amending electoral laws to pave the way for the National League for Democracy to participate in the political process; setting a date for the by-elections this year; passing new legislation to protect the right of assembly and the rights of workers; beginning to provide humanitarian access for the United Nations and NGOs to conflict areas; and establishing their own national Human Rights Commission.
    As I said last December, the United States will meet action with action. Based on the steps taken so far, we will now begin. In consultation with members of Congress and at the direction of President Obama, we will start the process of exchanging ambassadors with Burma. We will identify a candidate to serve as U.S. Ambassador to represent the United States Government and our broader efforts to strengthen and deepen our ties with both the people and the government.
    This is a lengthy process, and it will, of course, depend on continuing progress and reform. But an American Ambassador will help strengthen our efforts to support the historic and promising steps that are now unfolding. I have also instructed my team at the State Department to identify further steps that the United States can take in conjunction with our friends and allies to support the reforms underway. And I intend to call President Thein Sein and Aung San Suu Kyi this weekend to underscore our commitment to walk together with them on the path of reform.
    Of course, there is more work to be done, and we will continue to work with the government on their reform and reconciliation efforts, including taking further steps to address the concerns of ethnic minority groups, making sure that there is a free and fair by-election, and making all the releases from prison unconditional, and making sure that all remaining political detainees are also released.
    But this is a momentous day for the diverse people of Burma, and we will continue to support them and their efforts and to encourage the government to take bold steps that build the kind of free and prosperous nation, that I heard from everyone I met with.

    Our Hillary has shown that there is no one else that has accomplished so much for world peace and unity in today’s political scene.Too bad that rules must require that she must mention BO in her press releases even though his ratings are so low he could crawl under a snake’s belly wearing a high hat.

    DRAFT HILLARY IMPEACH BO MO and their misguided supporters.

  • S

    I wanted to thank Admin for the last thread…that very comprehensive update on all that relates to Hillary and what may or may not happen…and of course we all want Hillary at the TOP of the ticket so, so much…

    …however as you suggest, if it does not happen, O still has to go…so it makes perfect sense for us to explore and debate a Plan B…

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

    and this thread will send MO screaming and no doubt to her closet to rip out more sleeves…why just yesterday the MSM, I think, ‘the insider’ or one of those entertainment shows, were telling us what a fashion icon MO is and what incredible style she has! (the brainwashing continues as if we cannot see the mismatched mess)

  • ShortTermer

    This is heartwarming, please share and make it go viral. This video has a potent message, especially for the young ones. Better men inspire the making of better men; and you never know who may depend on you for inspiration:

    http://www.flickspire.com/m/share_this/ChangeForADollar#.TxB9Q6RzIjQ.facebook

  • Mrs. Smith

    Southern Born
    January 13th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Sure- in TD’s world, two tombstones could walk-in together at the voting place, verify each other as neighbors, and cast their fraudulent votes.- No need for photo-Ids.

    After that video was posted of the NH Primary, they are looking into stricter methods for voter registration and recognition-

  • jbstonesfan

    Disappointed in Palin..it is obvious to me that the far right would rather see four (4) more years of Obama than elect Romney.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Against the ODDS:

    Homeless whiz kid and her family will get a new home

    Long Island teen is a semifinalist in $100,000 Intel science competition. After parents are evicted for a second time from their home moving into a homeless shelter in LI NY.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45987883/ns/technology_and_science-science/

  • ShortTermer

    Just for fun…but then TDO will argue with a signpost:

    THE WORLD’S PROBLEMS WOULD BE SOLVED IF WE COULD ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS: If I’m here to help others, what are the others here for? Do Lipton Tea employees have a coffee break? If 4 out of 5 people suffer from diarrhea, do 1 out of 5 enjoy it? Why are croutons packaged in airtight pks. when they are already stale? If people from Poland are Poles are people from Holland Holes? If Fed Ex and UPS merged, would they be FEDUPS? If a person who plays the piano is a pianist, is a race car driver a racist? When a pig loses its voice is it disgruntled? What hair color do they list for a bald man on his driver’s license? If we feed babies with tiny little spoons and forks do people in China feed their babies with toothpicks? Do people already know how to swear before they learn to drive? If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked are electricians delighted, musicians denoted, cowboys deranged, models deposed, tree surgeons debarked and dry cleaners depressed?

  • jbstonesfan

    Great/touching video..thanks for sharing.

  • admin

    No tears here: John Edwards life threatening condition. Not even sure we believe this to be true.

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0112/71421.html

    John Edwards has a life-threatening heart condition that requires surgery and his trial has been delayed, according to reports Friday.

    In Greensboro, N.C., U.S. District Judge Catherine Eagles revealed that two cardiologists wrote to her that the former presidential contender and senator has a medical procedure scheduled next month and starting his trial on Jan. 30 would “reduce the chance for success,” WRAL reported.

  • mcnorman

    It’s called black heart admin.

  • Mrs. Smith

    admin
    January 13th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    No tears here: John Edwards life threatening condition. Not even sure we believe this to be true.
    _________

    His deceased wife probably bore the burden of answering those pesky lawsuits… while Johnny was too busy pouting, if a hair was out of place.

  • Mrs. Smith

    At this point, Kathy Griffin would be an improvement. Michelle will never last keeping up the sweet, pleasant facade of a wonderful women. When people know they are being conned once again with showy, sweet smiles, I think people will be even angrier.
    ________________

    Obama White House Scrambles To Improve First Lady’s Negative Image

    Will a new Twitter account and a dancing appearance on a popular kids television show be enough to soften the growing perception of an angry and elitist First Lady?

    Following excerpts from a soon-to-be published book detailing the often volatile inner-workings of the Obama White House – volatility that encircles an aggressive and domineering First Lady Michelle Obama, the White House is on the offensive to alleviate the negative image that is becoming the trademark of the wife of the current president. This morning, Obama-friendly MSNBC was touting the popularity of a just-created Michelle Obama Twitter account that already enjoys over 200,000 followers. This was soon followed up with footage of the First Lady appearing on the also Obama-friendly Nickelodeon network’s i-Carly kids show to lend support for a military-themed episode.

    So once again, when public sentiment turns negative against the Obamas – they scramble to embrace their “support the troops” theme as has been repeatedly warned about by INSIDER . (Don’t forget though – it was candidate Obama who once accused these very same American soldiers of “air raiding villages and killing civilians”.)

    And for those who might miss the episode, here is a clip of First Lady Michelle Obama in all of her “kinder and gentler” mode, dancing away in all of her glory. Leaves one rather warm and fuzzy does it not?

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/01/13/obama-white-house-scrambles-to-improve-first-ladys-negative-image/

  • Shadowfax

    Standard & Poor’s will cut the credit ratings of Italy, Spain and Portugal by two notches and downgrade France and Austria by one notch, a French newspaper said Friday, without citing its sources.

    The newspaper, Les Echos, said that S&P would spare Germany, the Netherlands, Finland and Luxembourg in its long-awaited adjustment of euro zone sovereign ratings.

    It said the announcement would come at around 4:30 pm ET, after the US stock market has closed.

  • Shadowfax

    Michael the jerk Moore Warns Obama: “There Are Enough Pissed Off People That Will Go Somewhere Else”

    Michael Moore comes out swinging at President Obama at a Tavis Smiley forum on poverty in America.

    Moore feels taken advantage of by Obama and warns him that his support could dry up. Moore tells the audience “don’t let Barack Obama play that card of ‘where else are you going to go?’

    “There are enough pissed off people that will go somewhere else,” he said.

    Moore also took at a jab at Obama’s reelection efforts. “How many people now are saying ‘Hey, I can’t wait to get back on those phonebooks?’” Transcript below.

    MICHAEL MOORE: “They’re so desperate to be elected, that [it] is more powerful than the money than they’re getting from these corporations is your vote. They can’t win without your vote — and don’t let the Democrats and Barack Obama play that card of ‘Well, where else are you going to go?’ You know? They do not want to do that. They really don’t want to do that because hey saw what happened in 2000. There’s just enough pissed off people that will actually go somewhere else and can cause a huge ruckus as a result of that. So, they do not have to go back very far to think of an example of what happens when you punk on those who have less. Don’t do that, President Obama and the Democratic party. Stand up now.

    “Imagine Obama calling a press conference in the morning and going “I have decided that this year I am returning all the money I’ve received from Wall Street and I’m not taking one dime from Wall Street in this election right now.” What do you think would happen? What do you would think would happen? Think about the support he would have. People right now — how many in here went door to door and phone calls and everything in ’08? Ask how many people can’t wait to get back on the phone banks? It’s not there.”

    (My guess is some may flock to Ron Paul?)

  • Mrs. Smith

    I don’t believe it!

    Does Michelle have Secret Service standing with her on the stage in I-Carly? Sure does look like it to me..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VMlEL8Kx3I4

  • Mrs. Smith

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    See the girl standing against the wall dressed in a white blouse, blk pants and jacket? She sure looks like one of four or five agents surrounding Michelle.

    Moosie must be getting death threats.. ya think?

  • S

    If you want to see the MSM having a flustered fit to protect MO…you need look no further than Soledad O’Brien this morning interviewing Jodi Kantor on her book, The Obamas…I just happened to catch it and O’Brien was going crazy defending MO (she was screaching)…Kantor was calm and cool and remained composed…

    …if…and possibly when…Romney…starts taking the lead from O (or better Hillary)…the media is going to be freaking out…they cannot control themselves…I predict Matthews will be the one with the serious heart threatening condition…he is already consumed…now he is trying to sneak in the Mormin stuff…amazing how he and the left go to great lengths to protect Muslims…but they want Romney to be that wierd Mormon…(their darling Huntsman gets a pass)

  • S

    of course i meant better if Hillary were to take the lead from O…just to be clear…

  • JanH

    I am thoroughly disgusted by this.

    I thought PBS had more class, but it is pretty obvious that they have now sunk as low as bambi and mimi and are joining them in ensuring that Hillary never runs again.

    They say that timing is everything so for an election year, the smear campaign against the Clintons has re-ignitedin the dirtiest way.

    ——————

    New PBS Bill Clinton documentary spends full HOUR on his infidelity… and it’s being funded by taxpayer’s dollars

    By Beth Stebner
    13th January 2012

    A two-part PBS special set to air in February will detail the entire life of former president Bill Clinton, from his childhood in Arkansas to his rise to the White House.

    The four-hour documentary will also dedicate a full hour to his sexual dalliances and the highly publicised affair with then White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

    It also looks at the struggles of former first lady Hillary who, as the documentary says, had to deal ‘with Bill’s constant womanizing.’ And all of it will be funded by the taxpayer’s dime.

    The Public Broadcasting Service, founded in 1969, is sponsored in large part by viewer’s donations, but receives an annual stipend from the government as well.

    The special will highlight many of the former president’s involvements. Mr Clinton’s former congressional campaign aide Maria Crider remembers that women were ‘literally mesmerised by this man.’

    ‘It was absolutely like fly on honey. And he needed that. He needed that kind of adoration,’ she said.

    But it is the Lewinsky scandal that is that takes centre stage. The segment, as Politico reports, takes up nearly 40 minutes of the four hour special.
    Robert Reich, who served as Mr Clinton’s Labour secretary, said in the documentary: ‘I’ve asked myself a number of times why he put himself and his presidency in jeopardy in such a careless way.’

    Mr Reich said when he first heard the news of the affair; he thought it was a setup. ‘He’s got all these enemies who were out to get him.

    ‘He wouldn’t be so stupid as to jeopardise his entire (presidency).’

    Though neither Mr nor Mrs Clinton was interviewed in the documentary, more than 70 other interviews were conducted, including many former aides.

    Producer Barak Goodman said they also did not include interviews from Ms Lewinsky or Linda Trip, saying: ‘We felt it would tilt (the project) towards sensationalism,’ the Hollywood Reporter said.

    William Jefferson Clinton was born in 1946 in Arkansas and was elected to the presidency in 1992 with just 43 per cent of the popular vote. His sexual affair with White House intern Monica Lewinski came to light in 1998, amid charges of perjury and abuse of power. He was the second president to be impeached, but was found not guilty in the Senate. He later publically apologised to the nation. Though he left his second term as one of the most well-liked presidents, his personal conduct has been a point of contention in many circles.
    .Mr Goodman added: ‘You can’t ever tie (Mr Clinton) up in a neat bow, he’s so vastly contradictory as a person.’

    The perspective taken is quite different from MSNBC’s Chris Matthews documentary President of the World, which aired on President’s Day last year.

    The special was labelled as ‘overly fawning’ and was trashed by critics as a love letter to the generosity and genius of Mr Clinton.

    ‘There were almost these sparks flying between them from the first moment when they saw each other,’ Duquesne University law professor Ken Gormley said.

    The service provides educational and informative programming through its more than 350 member stations.

    Clinton airs February 20 and 21 on PBS.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2085948/PBS-Bill-Clinton-documentary-spends-HOUR-infidelity-Monica-Lewinsky.html?ito=feeds-newsxml

  • Southern Born

    Do you reckon that in our lifetime we will ever see a documentary that is NOT fawning and not an over the top love letter about Barack Obama and one that will spend an hour on his “body men” and one that delves into his REAL relationship with his wife, his REAL background, his REAL education experience?

    Once we ever get rid of this abomination as president, who would even care or want to even hear his name?

  • lost democrat

    The class warfare tactic used by the DNC is just an act of desperation. Celebrities like Michael Moore are jumping ship. If the DNC can’t get their left base motivated. The game is over. When there is only one person on the ballot in the New Hampshire Democratic primary(Obama) and he only gets 80%, it means a lot of democrats have jumped to the other side or will be sitting out the election.

  • Mrs. Smith

    JanH
    January 13th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    February 20th- is Presidents Day in the US.

    There’s NO Doubt about it, this is an Axelrod production designed to taint and attempt to take away all the LOVE and ADMIRATION Bill and Hillary have earned from us for just being themselves. The Clintons don’t know how to be any other way. They are good people who work their hearts out everyday trying to make the world a better place for humanity. They’ve had their troubles. What married couple hasn’t? They worked through it. They became stronger. It’s their business. Shame on PBS for agreeing to air this valueless piece of garbage.

    This insulting film production engineered by the Obama Hate Team which is scheduled to be shown on President’s Day is nothing more than jealous ruthlessness coming at us from the White House Mafia attempting to knee-cap the Clintons cutting them down in the eyes of the World and seeking to embarrass and humiliate them. It’s going to backfire-

    Why. would they want to do it? They are afraid THE DRAFT HILLARY movement will catch on- The more people who realize the Obamas are the biggest LOSERS ever squatting in OUR White House. The Obama’s fear voters will look elsewhere for real help, someone capable of digging them out of this deep dark hole the Obama presidency has pushed us into. With the groundswells of contempt coming at the Obamas from every corner of the globe, they know it is their reality. It’s obvious Obama himself can no longer pretend he doesn’t feel the disgust and disapproval coming from Americans as he campaigns from state to state. Obama’s chances of being reelected are just about nil. He is running on empty and running scared.

    Michelle his spendthrift wife, spending Millions of Tax Payer dollars for her elaborately planned luxury vacations and her extensive wardrobe, has been oblivious to the pain, suffering and sacrifice endured by millions of people in dire straights since they entered the WH. The Obama’s feel above it all.They are entitled because they are the first people of color to captain this country their way.. Their priorities are taking care of the people and corporations that take care of THEM. Monied sources that can do them some good. They are GRIFTERS in the truest sense of the word living with impunity off the blood and backs of the American people. They don’t belong in the White House. They never did-

    Now they are attacking the very people who have protected us the best way they know how – by becoming the glue keeping this world together.Keeping populations from all corners of the earth from falling into total chaos. Not for the accolades they earn for themselves, but working hard for the people who need help the most. Getting us through this depression helping us, giving us survival skills.

    Bill’s new book, “Back to Work”, must have had Michelle foaming at the mouth because it exposed the Obamas for the riff-raff they are of big hard-boiled city people with no more personality or work ethic than a paper cup.

    The Clintons are loved beyond words by people around the world. Wherever they walk, they are well received, by Americans as well as Foreign dignitaries. The work Hillary has done building bridges with unlimited borders is keeping America safe through her foreign policy work. The life saving programs in Third World countries implemented by the Clinton Global Initiative has gained International recognition everywhere.

    Obama is frightened to death. The Public has lost faith in his presidency and he has lost the Trust and Good Will of the American people. The Lies and Broken promises for CHANGE Obama swore would come with his presidency have not materialized and never will. The jig is up. The Obamas know it. The chickens have come home to roost. It’s payback time for their costly mistake of thinking they could endlessly bamboozle the American people . We know better- Our history of past presidents is proof, we’ve lived it. The Obama’s are swinging a Tiger by the Tail doing their pitiful best to hang on- They’ve made a decision thinking they will gain some ground by attacking our first line of defense, the Clintons.

    I have to end this rant with, The day of reckoning is coming, coming soon!

  • admin

    We’re not part of any stinkin’ “civility project”. In 2007 we were told to play “nice”. We explained this is a “whine free” zone. We would not whine, we would hit back.

    As we explained in the article we would ordinarily defend women from attacks. But when a woman like Michelle Obama who attacked Hillary at a personal level and the Obama lovers who attacked Hillary at a personal level (do we have to list all the “shillary” and “cankles” and “cackles” comments?, not to mention “likeable enough” from the Boob?) deserve it, we will give as good as is deserved.

    Apparently some people at other websites think they are too above it all and don’t like when we disrespect the “first lady”. Well, she ain’t no lady, honey. Go join the “civility project” if you don’t like us calling Michelle out as we see it. When she and her lump of a husband and their supporters apologize for what they have said about Hillary supporters (do we need to remind you of “hags”, “vaginas”, “racists”?) and Hillary we will consider considering a retraction. Until then no apologies for the Wookie.

    “Civility” is just another way these days of saying “shut up”. We won’t.

  • Shadowfax

    “Civility” is just another way these days of saying “shut up”. We won’t.
    ———–
    I’m with you admin. Just because someone’s gender is female doesn’t mean she gets away with being a disrespectful, mean, loudmouth.

    MO isn’t gonna get any respect from me because she didn’t earn it.

    Respect is something earned – not a given.

  • turndownobama

    two tombstones could walk-in together at the voting place, verify each other as neighbors, and cast their fraudulent votes

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

    Maybe I wasn’t clear enough, so I’ll say it again adding emphasis:

    “Could have required [...] being known by A LONGTIME VOLUNTEER or by someone known to the [ LONGTIME ] volunteers.”

  • Mrs. Smith

    Froma Harrop- The name sounded familiar..

    I looked her up learning she is living in my Baileywick… sigh..

    wiki excerpt:

    “Harrop later became a business editor for The New York Times News Service. She returned to her reporting roots as a business writer for the Providence Journal in Rhode Island and subsequently joined the Journal’s editorial board, where she remains a member. Harrop currently resides in Providence.”

    I can safely say her brand of journalism wouldn’t go over well in RI. She isn’t incentive enough for RI’er looking to propagate nastiness in the way of political criticism disguised as irony because she exudes an unbalanced mind.

    The majority of residents in this state would be staring at her with sideways glances, whispering what ‘booby hatch did she come out of’… eventually labeling her as ‘certifiable’…and be done with her.

  • turndownobama

    “If a person dies and still has their Social Security card, could someone else take it with them, show it and get to vote in the election in the dead person’s name? We still have two of our deceased parent’s cards. Could we vote in their names?”

    How many people are really likely to have those cards and to want to cheat? But if it really worries you, some dated thing could be used, such as a SS statement or utility bill.

    Or, more likely, any two or three of several different EASY proofs of residence would be required, some of them dated.

    Better yet, the voter list should be purged ever so often against death records.

    “If the utility bill or credit card is in your spouse’s name, can you still use it as ID to vote?”

    If not, then I’m sure you can use your — ta-da — Photo ID, which of course everyone has.

  • turndownobama

    “We still have two of our deceased parent’s cards. Could we vote in their names?”

    Btw, there’s always the chance that one of the poll volunteers (or some bystander) actually knew your father and knows you aren’t him, or knows he is dead — and will call the police and have you arrested.

    Actually that’s a chance that any Bot would take trying to walk in and vote as a dead person. So how likely are Bots to even try that?

  • turndownobama

    Mrs. Smith
    January 14th, 2012 at 1:39 am
    Froma Harrop- The name sounded familiar..

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

    Where was she mentioned? Ctl-Find couldn’t find Froma or Harrop on this thread or the previous.

  • holdthemaccountable

    [video]Jamie Klatell – 01/14/12 06:30 AM ET
    President Obama will propose tax incentives for companies that create jobs and will try to eliminate tax breaks for companies that outsource jobs, he said in his weekly address.
    http://thehill.com/video/administration/204161-obama-proposes-tax-breaks-for-investing-in-america

    Like, Obie, no one ever thought of this before? Not even you? It should prove to be a good talking point on the campaign trail. Yeh. It might work. It could bring in some of those live voters.

  • NewMexicoFan

    holdthemaccountable
    January 14th, 2012 at 8:30 am
    ——————
    Of course it has been thought about before, on this blog. I guess someone is reading it to him.

  • holdthemaccountable

    NMF: My intent was to mock him over that. This is more his speed:
    The Obama campaign’s under-40 organizing arm, Generation 44, is hosting a dance party on Jan. 18 to raise funds for the president’s reelection campaign. The party, held at Boston dance club The Goodlife, will charge $20 per ticket and feature local Boston performer DJ MR McNeill. Billed as “A Dance Party for Obama” the event is a 21-and-over event and will run from 7-ll PM. To RSVP for the event, prospective participants are taken to an Obama donation page where they are prompted to buy tickets via credit card, or make a donation without buying a ticket.
    http://visiontoamerica.org/7208/obama-campaign-to-host-dance-party

    I did wonder what’s with the “Generation 44″ reference, so I went to the CNSnews site mentioned for a continuance. But instead, just what was already told was repeated and then came their plea for financial help. I’d taken it to be a regular news site, so am surprised they’re asking for money. Everybody is asking for money.

  • NewMexicoFan

    YES, I knew you were.

    Amazing that O has to fund raise at that lower level. I thought all he would have to do was snap his fingers and #1Billion would be there.

    There are obvious signs that the funding and support are not there like it was in 08. Business people know, and they put their money on a winner to maintain influence. We know that O will not pull the plug. It is a question of whether the party will, or will they all go down with him.

  • mcnorman

    @Shadowfox

    MO isn’t gonna get any respect from me because she didn’t earn it.

    That is the bottom line…she didn’t earn it.

  • JanH

    Clinton to visit Ivory Coast, other W. African countries

    WASHINGTON — US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will travel next week to Liberia, Ivory Coast, Togo and Cape Verde, the State Department said Friday.

    Clinton’s whirlwind January 16-17 tour is “to demonstrate US commitment to post-conflict return to peace, good governance and economic development as well as to emphasize US focus on democratization,” spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said.

    In Liberia, Clinton will attend Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s inauguration, Nuland said.

    In Ivory Coast, she will meet with President Alassane Ouattara to “showcase our support for national reconciliation and strengthening democratic institutions” after the elections in December, Nuland said.

    In Togo, Clinton, the first US secretary of state to visit that country, will meet President Faure Gnassingbe “to demonstrate US support for Togo?s democratic progress and economic reforms,” Nuland said.

    In Cape Verde, Clinton will meet Prime Minister Jose Maria Neves to discuss cooperation on regional issues like counter-narcotics, good governance, sound economic policies,” Nuland said.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gVvf69oZv80rTnrK9EF6xDxOn38Q?docId=CNG.1329a5298ebd1e5db375cb847cc8fb3e.2b1

  • JanH

    President Clinton Announces Guests, Program For ‘Health Matters’ Conference

    By Erik Sandoval,
    January 12, 2012

    LA QUINTA, Calif. — After months of planning in New York, President Bill Clinton unveiled the program and featured attendees he has in store for the Clinton Foundation’s inaugural health conference.

    “Health Matters: Activating Wellness in Every Generation” will bring together more than 200 professionals in the health care industry, public policy, business, education and individual wellness. the community, and the workplace.

    The conference comes right before the Humana Challenge PGA tour. formerly known as the Bob Hope Classic.

    Organizers for the event said the conference highlights the tournament’s commitment to health and well-being, and builds on the work of the Clinton Foundation, which has a mission to improve global health, strengthen economies, protect the environment, and promote healthier childhoods through its Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

    Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs will act as the lead hospital.

    Participants in Indian Wells will include: President Clinton; Chelsea Clinton; Reed Alexander; Notah Begay III, Health and Wellness Advocate; Travis Bogard, CMO, Jawbone; Dr. Deepak Chopra, Author and Co-Founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing; James Curleigh, CEO of KEEN Footwear; Susan Dell, Founder, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation; Tim Finchem, Commissioner, PGA Tour; Lorena Garcia, Chef and Restaurateur; Richard Gephardt, President and CEO, Gephardt Government Affairs; Goldie Hawn, The Hawn Foundation; Dr. Mark Hyman, Chairman of the Institute of Functional Medicine; Billie Jean King, Founder, Women’s Sports Foundation; Bob Lanier, Special Assistant to the Commissioner and NBA Cares Global Ambassador; Michael McCallister, CEO, Humana; Jillian Michaels, Health and Wellness Expert; Dr. Dwayne Proctor, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Anita Rao, Alliance Youth Advisory Board Member; Dr. David Satcher, Former U.S. Surgeon General and Director, Satcher Health Leadership Institute, Morehouse School of Medicine; Pete Shankle, Alliance Healthy Schools Champion; Lakeysha Sowunmi, Mom; Annika Sorenstam, Founder, Annika Foundation; and Dr. Nancy Snyderman, Chief Medical Editor, NBC; Karolee Sowle, CEO, Desert Regional Medical Center; Jerry Tarde, Editor in Chief, Golf Digest; Casey Wasserman, Chairman and CEO, Wasserman Media Group; Dr. Howell Wechsler, Division Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Dr. Toni Yancey, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles.

    The conference will be streamed live online.

    http://www.kesq.com/news/30198908/detail.html

  • Mrs. Smith

    holdthemaccountable
    January 14th, 2012 at 8:30 am

    [video]Jamie Klatell – 01/14/12 06:30 AM ET
    President Obama will propose tax incentives for companies that create jobs and will try to eliminate tax breaks for companies that outsource jobs, he said in his weekly address.
    ____________

    Safe for Obama to say it now- His corporate donors have topped of their donor limit now and given up any leverage they had with him before he picked their money tree bare.

    Obama doesn’t care about them any longer because he’s bled them to the max with promises he no longer intends to keep. Obama now turns to the little people who elected him asking them to a dance party not really for a party but an occasion created for them, voluntarily standing for a money bloodletting of $10-$20-$30 dollar donations… He might even have wealthy people/celebs hiding in back rooms at a special party… (like the Johnny Depp Halloween Party at the WH) Celebs/foreign donor operatives donating thousands more that can be broken up between the smaller donor’s with a legitimate name, address and a job, who can absorb the flow of ca$h Obama is putting into the system the smaller donors aren’t even aware of-

    After all, he is the more corrupt president we’ve ever had- and little by little we are figuring out how he operates his donation schemes and cover-ups to enrich himself while accruing funds for big bribery payoffs.

    The Bushes must feel almost HOLY compared to this monstrosity.

  • jeswezey

    “55% of Americans say that O is more luberal than they are.”

    Bad news for the liberals.

    Actually, I don’t know what “liberal” means anymore. For that matter, I don’t know what “conservative” means either. Guess I’m a little of both, or maybe neither.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Responding toyour post:

    holdthemaccountable
    January 14th, 2012 at 8:30 am

    [video]Jamie Klatell – 01/14/12 06:30 AM ET
    President Obama will propose tax incentives for companies that create jobs and will try to eliminate tax breaks for companies that outsource jobs, he said in his weekly address.
    ____________

    Safe for Obama to say it now- His corporate donors have topped of their donor limit now and given up any leverage they had with him before he picked their money tree bare.

    Obama doesn’t care about them any longer because he’s bled them to the max with promises he no longer intends to keep. Obama now turns to the little people who elected him asking them to a dance party not really for a party but an occasion created for them, voluntarily standing for a money bloodletting of $10-$20-$30 dollar donations… He might even have wealthy people/celebs hiding in back rooms at a special party… (like the Johnny Depp Halloween Party at the WH) Celebs/foreign donor operatives donating thousands more that can be broken up between the smaller donor’s with a legitimate name, address and a job, who can absorb the flow of ca$h Obama is putting into the system the smaller donors aren’t even aware of-

    After all, he is the more corrupt president we’ve ever had- and little by little we are figuring out how he operates his donation schemes and cover-ups to enrich himself while accruing funds for big bribery payoffs.

    The Bushes must feel almost HOLY compared to this monstrosity.

  • moononpluto

    Friday night doc dump: WH knew before Solyndra workers flew

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/01/14/friday-night-doc-dump-wh-knew-before-solyndra-workers-flew/

    Two months ago, Congressional investigators discovered that the Department of Energy urged the now-defunct Solyndra in late October 2010 to delay the announcement of hundreds of layoffs to just after the midterm elections. Last night, the Obama administration conducted a Friday-night document dump in a long-awaited response to a demand for documentation on communications related to Solyndra, and it turns out that the White House knew about the layoffs in advance, too:

    The Obama administration knew before the 2010 election that Solyndra LLC, a solar-panel maker that received a $535 million U.S. loan guarantee, planned to fire workers, according to e-mails released today.

    The messages don’t indicate that anyone from the White House directed Solyndra to delay announcing the layoffs until after the vote. Previously released e-mails, indicating the Energy Department urged Solyndra to postpone the cuts, have been cited by House Republicans who say politics influenced Solyndra’s award and last-ditch rescue bid that put taxpayers behind $75 million in private investment.

    Perhaps the messages don’t indicate direction from the White House to Solyndra, but the dates on those messages certainly suggest it. This is what — and more importantly, when — an Obama adviser on climate change wrote on October 27, 2010:

    “Here’s the deal — Solyndra is going to announce they are laying off 200 of their 1200 workers,”Heather Zichal, a White House adviser, wrote to Carol Browner, then director of the office of Energy and Climate Change Policy, and other officials on Oct. 27, 2010. “No es bueno.”

    Here’s what transpired on the DoE/Solyndra end:

    Solyndra’s chief executive warned the Energy Department on Oct. 25, 2010, that he intended to announce worker layoffs Oct. 28. He said he was spurred by numerous calls from reporters and potential investors about rumors the firm was in financial trouble and was planning to lay off workers and close one of its two plants.

    But in an Oct. 30, 2010, e-mail, advisers to Solyndra’s primary investor, Argonaut Equity, explain that the Energy Department had strongly urged the company to put off the layoff announcement until Nov. 3. The midterm elections were held Nov. 2, and led to Republicans taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives.

    “DOE continues to be cooperative and have indicated that they will fund the November draw on our loan (app. $40 million) but have not committed to December yet,” a Solyndra investor adviser wrote Oct. 30. “They did push very hard for us to hold our announcement of the consolidation to employees and vendors to Nov. 3rd – oddly they didn’t give a reason for that date.”

    Let’s straighten out that timeline and connect a couple of dots, shall we?

    10/25/2010 — Solyndra CEO writes to the DoE that he will announce worker layoffs on 10/28.
    10/27/2010 — In the White House, climate change adviser Zichal sent out an e-mail to Obama adviser Browner and several other officials warning of a layoff announcement in very specific terms — “200 of their 1200 workers” — and added, “No es bueno,” which is Spanish for “not good.”
    10/28/2010 — No announcement comes forth from Solyndra on layoffs.
    10/30/2010 — Solyndra investor explains that the DoE “push[ed] very hard” for a delay on the announcement until November 3rd, the day after the election, even remarking that the DoE “oddly they didn’t give a reason for that date.”

    One does not have to be Sherlock Holmes to see the game afoot in this sequence. The DoE alerted the White House to the “no es bueno” situation at Solyndra, which would have undermined Democratic arguments that their spending spree in 2009 created real jobs rather than unbearable risk for borrowed taxpayer funds. After the White House got alerted to the situation, suddenly the Solyndra announcement never takes place, and two days later the primary investor has to explain internally that the DoE pressured them to delay the announcement.

    Something smells very badly. It’s clear that the Obama administration at some level used taxpayer funds as leverage to manipulate a private enterprise for purely electoral benefit to the President, and it seems clear that the direction to do this came from the White House. I’ll bet we have a few more Friday night document dumps to go in this scandal.

  • moononpluto

    Sharyl Attkisson CBS : Sources: (fastandfurious) Head of US Atty arizona criminal div patrick cunningham resigns

  • Mrs. Smith

    Admin- I have several posts caught in the filter cigarettes Mr Spammy is smoking.. please release them…

  • holdthemaccountable

    This article sides with author Jodi Kantor andmentions the site SheThePeople. So FWIW:
    Michelle Obama’s complaints about Jodi Kantor book unjustified
    By Melinda Henneberger (anchors She the People, a forum for women writing on politics, culture and news.)

    Michelle Obama has no reason to complain about her treatment at the hands of Jodi Kantor, whose book, “The Obamas,’’ presents her in such overwhelmingly positive light that Connie Schultz’s New York Times review said admiringly that it was the first book about the Obama presidency to give the first lady her due. So it’s more than surprising to see the first lady pushing back against . . . nothing, defensively telling Gayle King on “CBS This Morning,” “I guess it’s more interesting to imagine this conflicted situation here and a strong woman — you know. But that’s been an image that people have tried to paint of me since the day Barack announced [that he was running for president] : That I’m some angry black woman.”
    Wowza….
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/she-the-people

  • Mrs. Smith

    Safe for Obama to say it now- His corporate donors have topped of their donor limit now and given up any leverage they had with him before he picked their money tree bare.

    Obama doesn’t care about them any longer because he’s bled them to the max with promises he no longer intends to keep. Obama now turns to the little people who elected him asking them to a dance party not really for a party but an occasion created for them, voluntarily standing for a money bloodletting of $10-$20-$30 dollar donations… He might even have wealthy people/celebs hiding in back rooms at a special party… (like the Johnny Depp Halloween Party at the WH) Celebs/foreign donor operatives donating thousands more that can be broken up between the smaller donor’s with a legitimate name, address and a job, who can absorb the flow of ca$h Obama is putting into the system the smaller donors aren’t even aware of-

    After all, he is the more corrupt president we’ve ever had- and little by little we are figuring out how he operates his donation schemes and cover-ups to enrich himself while accruing funds for big bribery payoffs.

    The Bushes must feel almost HOLY compared to this monstrosity.

    This post is directed to HTA- @ 8:30am

  • Lu4PUMA

    I think MO should consider her participation in Reverend Wrong’s Church of Hate before she makes claims that perceptions about her are biased with racism and sexism. Both Obama’s abuse rights to considerations way too much, to the detriment of those who really deserve them. But I also think the post would have been alot better without so many references to her physical characteristics.

    On the other hand, what I like best, in the post, the reference to BO as her “goofball Lurch of a husband”. BBBBbbwwwwwwwwahahahahahahaha!

  • Mrs. Smith

    JanH
    January 13th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I am thoroughly disgusted by this.
    ____________

    Interesting mo one else on the board has even commented on it…

  • turndownobama

    henry
    January 13th, 2012 at 10:13 am
    I live in Pittsburgh and will shell out whatever money is needed to get an ID for anyone who can not,

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

    LOL! Hadn’t you better put some limitations on that? Like any H44 poster, or any PUMA blog poster?

  • Mrs. Smith

    Safe for Obama to say it now- His corporate donors have topped of their donor limit now and given up any leverage they had with him before he picked their money tree bare.

    Obama doesn’t care about them any longer because he’s bled them to the max with promises he no longer intends to keep. Obama now turns to the little people who elected him asking them to a dance party not really for a party but an occasion created for them, voluntarily standing for a money bloodletting of $10-$20-$30 dollar donations… He might even have wealthy people/celebs hiding in back rooms at a special party… (like the Johnny Depp Halloween Party at the WH) Celebs/foreign donor operatives donating thousands more that can be broken up between the smaller donor’s with a legitimate name, address and a job, who can absorb the flow of ca$h Obama is putting into the system the smaller donors aren’t even aware of-

    After all, he is the more corrupt president we’ve ever had- and little by little we are figuring out how he operates his donation schemes and cover-ups to enrich himself while accruing funds for big bribery payoffs.

    The Bushes must feel almost HOLY compared to this monstrosity.

  • turndownobama

    Amazing that O has to fund raise at that lower level. I thought all he would have to do was snap his fingers and #1Billion would be there.

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

    Someone had a theory that he wants a lot of small donations to bring the average amount down, so he can claim he’s funded by small donors.

  • Mrs. Smith

    The small donations gathered by Obama are just another venue he’s perfected for perverting a strictly regulated donation system.

  • henry

    i have been to all 57 stated with one left to go exploring voter ID laws. Not one prohibits anyone from voting. Mythical person of someone unable to spend 12 dollars for ID does not exist. If you think i am wrong. Show me and I will be on the phone with whatever state Attorney General fixing that asap

  • henry

    just want to relate this. i bought a place and the realtor kept apologizing because everything in the bathroom was 1970′s pink. Tackiest room I have ever seen in my life. Love it. Only thing i am going to change is the drapes in the shower. yep curtains in the bathtub. Gross Gonna put in one of those floor to ceiling translucent warming windows

  • henry

    Need to express this
    Shut the fuck up occupy wall Street.
    I know something about being poor. Really poor.i lived off 168th street in Manhattan and worked at a minimum wage job on 16th and Eighth Avenue. Several times I was so broke and had to get to work. No choice I had to get there. I would find something blocks away and say to myself just get there. I always made it somehow
    To this day I dump stuff off in shelters. No one ever needs to be so hungry they shake

  • holdthemaccountable

    JanH January 13th, 2012 at 9:07 pm I am thoroughly disgusted by this.
    ____________

    Interesting mo one else on the board has even commented on it…
    ##############
    I was going to, but decided it’s a battle I’ve fought and lost for the moment. By way of explanation, I made a big stink about PBS bias in general when Christie was gifting New Jersey Network News to the Adubato family (WNET, PBS NYC). Hope I put some chinks in their armor, but there is no discernible difference for my effort. As far as the specific Clinton bias goes, it will die when the moneymakers notice it is costing them. Which might be sooner than they realize.

    To take this comment further than I probably should, I see individual news stations expanding the hours they report on their “news.” Most have been starting their mornings at 4 am or 4:30am for the longest time. Many now start the evening news at 4 pm. They pepper it all with teases. Start a story, then say we’ll have more on this at the 6 o’clock hour, or 10 pm hour or 11.They are spending lots of their ad time touting their own news capabilities. Not certain where they figure they are going with this or why. But it’s obvious.

    Windup here. Had to laugh at the movies the other day (I’d not been at one for many a year). Oprah doing so bad on her private network that she advertises at the movies!

  • holdthemaccountable

    But it’s obvious s/b The trend toward increasing news time is obvious.

  • holdthemaccountable

    Mrs. Smith – great comments in reply to mine.

  • henry

    Think this so funny my brat called me a drip today. She is 5 so I said okay smarty pants what does that mean. Monster did not skip a beat just said i was boring. love her even more now

  • admin

    Toby Harnden regurgitates much of what we have written years ago about Boob and the Scarecrow:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2086438/Michelle-Obama-Does-hope-husband-kicked-White-House.html

    Barack Obama had been constantly dissatisfied with where he was in life.

    When he was elected to the state senate in Illinois, he immediately began complaining that the body was not serious and referred to his colleagues as idiots.

    As soon as he entered the U.S. Senate, he felt frustrated.

    At his first hearing on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he sat listening to a long-winded address by Senator Joe Biden — later to become his vice-president — and passed a note to an aide that said: ‘Shoot. Me. Now.’ [snip]

    After Mr Obama shot to international attention with a scintillating speech at the Democratic National Convention that summer, she had made a point of telling people that he was a man, not a prophet, and he hadn’t yet achieved much.

    As if to keep his feet on the ground, she would talk publicly about his failure to pick up his dirty socks or put the butter away, and revealed he was so ‘snorey and stinky’ in the mornings that their daughters did not want to crawl into bed with them.

    Abandoned by his father and sent by his mother to live with his grandparents in Hawaii for his schooling, Mr Obama had little sense of what ordinary family life was like.

    Michelle had to teach him basic things, such as phoning home every day from a trip. [snip]

    After he won the 2008 election, the logistical complications of his wife remaining in Chicago meant she soon abandoned the idea and moved with him into the White House.

    As Miss Kantor’s bombshell book reveals, once there she was far from happy. Clothing had long been her ‘compensatory pleasure’ for dutifully enduring the demands of her husband’s political career.

    ‘If I have to go, I’m getting a new dress out of it,’ she would tell neighbours before flying to Washington when he was a senator.

    When she became First Lady, White House advisers cringed when she wore a $515 pair of trainers by French designer Lanvin during a trip to a food kitchen for the poor.

    They were furious when she broke the White House rule of no foreign holidays and went on a four-day trip to Spain.

    Her decision to hire trendy designer Michael Smith — who had decorated houses for Steven Spielberg and Rupert Murdoch — to refurbish the White House caused tension.

    There was almost another rift when Michelle decided she wanted to appear on the cover of Vogue. During a biting recession, there were fears she was projecting a Marie Antoinette image.

    Her reluctance to attend charity lunches and political events became a standing joke. An adviser noted airily that ‘this is not a First Lady who just does lunch’.

    For her part, Michelle resented her husband’s aides. Her objections to them, Miss Kantor writes, ‘tended to sound a lot like her personal complaints about her husband over the years’.

    Charges of ‘not planning, not keeping her informed, focusing on his needs and taking on risky projects without seeing their potential for failure’ had all been ‘levelled against him since the beginning of their union’.

    Bemused West Wing aides noted that Mrs Obama complained about being out of the loop, but had made it clear she wanted to work only two days a week.

    Miss Kantor writes that the stalemate in Washington over healthcare reforms, among other initiatives, led the Obamas to muse that losing the 2012 bid for re-election might not be so bad.

    They began to feel that life in the White House was something to be endured rather than savoured. [snip]

    Mr Gibbs had lost his temper over a story that broke in 2010 that Mrs Obama had told her French counterpart, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, that living in the White House was ‘hell’.

    Told in a crisis meeting afterwards that the First Lady was unhappy with him, he shouted: ‘Well, f*** her, too, then.’ [snip]

    But Ms Kantor’s assertion that Michelle is at peace with her role as First Lady is one of the least convincing aspects of the book.

    Certainly, its publication has been greeted with panic and fierce denials by the White House.

    Nothing we didn’t write long ago. But the “F*** her too” anecdote from Gibbs-the-thug is a welcome addition to our inventory about the boy raised by wolves.

  • turndownobama

    henry siad:
    Mythical person of someone unable to spend 12 dollars for ID does not exist.

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

    Well, if you think someone is “able” to pay $12 by going without food … plus the $20 for a birth certificate … plus bus fare … plus missing a day of work to spend it sitting in the badly run DMV … plus getting someone else to take care of their kids all day….

    Well, sure, you can define ‘unable’ any way you want to. But how about making your offer more public, maybe through a Pittsburgh news media … where applicants would go to the journalist instead of straight to you.

  • Mrs. Smith

    admin
    January 14th, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Toby Harnden regurgitates much of what we have written years ago about Boob and the Scarecrow:
    ___________

    Convincing back-story for sure- nothing about it seems contrived or over the top.

    I guarantee Kantor has a few anecdotes she had not sent to the book publisher. Saving them for another time when Obama is brought low enough by the general consensus changing the trend lines from ‘One Term President’ to a one word meme: “UNELECTABLE”
    ________________

    holdthemaccountable
    January 14th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Mrs. Smith – great comments in reply to mine.
    ___________

    Thanks- for a while there, I felt like I was dancing in the dark with the devil trying to get my post to you posted.

    apologies for the duplicates, triplicates and quads…

  • ShortTermer

    holdthemaccountable
    January 14th, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    I had wondered how well Orca might be doing with her new network when I saw her box ad on FoxNews.com…………as bad as I had hoped, I guess. And a glance at her programming schedule shows that she only has those that either she has supported and brought along for years, like Gayle King, or those that she launched careers for. It could not happen to a hice person; as she ‘sold’ him and her as ‘He’s the one…’
    and the silly women without brains believed her.

  • ShortTermer

    henry
    January 14th, 2012 at 11:49 am

    It has been a state requirement for enrollment in school since forever in my home state. The parents even have to show the original birth certificate/record for children starting Pre-K as well as an immunization record. How is it that ‘adults’ do not have an original birth record and some form of photo id is beyond imagination in this day and time; this is such a moot point. And ANYONE who is against protecting the voting rights of law abiding citizens in requiring a voter id and knowledgable people in the voting precints is just UNAMERICAN!!!! Maybe we should start a fund to move them to whatever country that alrady does things the way they want, along with Donna Brazille?

  • turndownobama

    “How is it that ‘adults’ do not have an original birth record”

    I never needed a copy of mine till a few years ago when I was 62. DMV didn’t require a bc for my driver’s license years ago.

    ” Maybe we should start a fund to move them to whatever country that alrady does things the way they want, ”

    Most states have never required photo ID at the polls (and some places don’t require ID at the polls at all, though I think they should require something easy).

  • henry

    tdo
    how is it that someone can get a job without ID. Your arguments are silly.

  • henry

    tdo
    provisional ballot
    Need i say more. no state prohibits anyone from voting

  • henry

    ShortTermer
    you find a country which will accept the likes of Donna Brazille and I will buy that one way ticket

  • turndownobama

    how is it that someone can get a job without ID.

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

    This issue is about PHOTO ID, not easier kinds of ID.

    Housecleaning or yard work for an individual needs photo ID?

    Was your offer to pay even the $12 serious or not? If it’s serious, are you willing to offer it outside H44?

  • henry

    tdo
    Are you for real? I have hired a lot of people. I need proof they are who they claim to be or I do not hire them. Four times a year I have to pay payroll tax and i have to make bi-weekly deposits on that. I get no interest on that money. You need some schooling on jobs. if someone is making more than 20 dollars a month they are required by law to be taxed on what they are earning and that includes yard work.

  • henry

    tdo
    yes i am serious about funding an individual who finds it impossible to get an ID. I will spend 12 dollars. i spent more than that today at the grocery store for a woman. Not going to place my credit card number online but hell yeah I will spend 12 dollars to help someone step into the 21 century.

  • henry

    turndownobama
    I also issue you a real CHALLENGE.
    I spend 10 bucks a month to get three kids dental care. I do not even know them. Dentist gives them a cleaning two times a year and some xrays. He is eating more of the loss than I and he doesn’t know them either. Bad gums lead to bad health, I can swing toothpaste and mouthwash gladly give it away beats a 35 year old with a heart condition

  • dwp

    Thanks for your support,
    Barack
    P.S. — This weekend, people are getting together to volunteer in their communities in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Find out how you can join in at serve.gov.
    ————–
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. takes second place to MO’s birthday???
    ::::::::THUD::::::::::

  • turndownobama

    henry
    January 14th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    tdo
    yes i am serious about funding an individual who finds it impossible to get an ID. I will spend 12 dollars. i spent more than that today at the grocery store for a woman. Not going to place my credit card number online but hell yeah I will spend 12 dollars to help someone step into the 21 century.

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

    Will you make that offer known outside of H44? Like to a local tv news program?

    How many Pittsburgh people are you willing to do this for?

  • BASIL99

    DO you have any idea or do you care how completely revolting you are?

    Why don’t you FR**K off and climb back under that rock you crawled out from under.

    You are such an obnoxious bore and you are the reason many posters leave this site.

    Satisfied?

    Bet you are.

    :evil:

  • turndownobama

    A provisional ballot is not really a solution. A person who already can’t go through the DMV hoops to get a photo ID … would have to get one in a few days and then find an election official to show it to!

    http://www.ncsl.org/?tabid=16602#State_Reqs
    Strict Photo ID (8 states): Voters must show a photo ID in order to vote. Voters who are unable to show photo ID at the polls are permitted to vote a provisional ballot, which is counted only if the voter returns to election officials within several days after the election to show a photo ID.

    ncsl.org is an excellent site that has the requirements of all the states on one page.

  • Southern Born

    What were the words of the song sung by I think it was Dionne Warwick…”just walk on by”.

    Perhaps that is what we should do now. We won’t be able to change a mind and our minds will not be changed.

    So maybe we all should just “walk on by”.

  • Mrs. Smith

    JanH
    January 14th, 2012 at 10:43 am

    President Clinton Announces Guests, Program For ‘Health Matters’ Conference-
    __________________

    Amazing! Billy is going to Town taking NO prisoners.
    Pretty soon the Kenyan will be begging him to leave a donor or two he can chicken pluck for his re-election campaign.

  • admin

    The story is not about vegetables in schools. The point is Big Media protection of The Obamas:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/01/michelle-obama-booed-by-school-kids-over-healthy-lunches/

    School kids in Virginia booed Michelle Obama yesterday.
    The local ABC 7 Channel skipped the booing part in their report:

    News One reported:

    The Examiner reported:

    During a question-and-answer session with students, Obama drew a handful of playful boos when she was asked about school lunches and talked about legislation she and her husband supported to add more vegetables to the school lunch program.

    Taking note of the reaction, she said, “But this is for you all. … It’s hard to do what you do if you’re not healthy.”

    She concluded with a simple admonition: “Eat your vegetables.”

    Notice the use of “playful”:

    http://newsone.com/nation/associatedpress6/michelle-obama-dances-the-monkey-and-the-jerk/

    During a question-and-answer session with students, Obama drew a handful of playful boos when she was asked about school lunches and talked about legislation she and her husband supported to add more vegetables to the school lunch program.

    Taking note of the reaction, she said, “But this is for you all. … It’s hard to do what you do if you’re not healthy.”

    She concluded with a simple admonition: “Eat your vegetables.”

  • Shadowfax

    She concluded with a simple admonition: “Eat your vegetables.”

    ———-

    Eat your peas, and donate all your earned income to the entitled cheaters.

  • JanH

    And the garbage continues. Do these idiots really think Hillary supporters would be appeased by a little crumb making her V.P.? Do they not realize the the puppet potus has to be dumped…trashed…impeached…and never come back?

    January 14, 2012

    The Big Switch

    By Albin Sadar

    Now that the 2008 idea to “make history by voting for the first African-American president” is yesterday’s news, what will be done to spice up the current election season? Two more white guys running on the Republican side? Not a chance. But a woman as a running mate for the Democrats? Now, that could do it. And not just any woman, but the woman who was left high and dry the last time around. The woman currently ranked more popular than Oprah. Yes, a “reluctant,” hope-we-can-convince-her Hillary Clinton.

    And, best of all, having Hillary replace Joe Biden on the ticket would be the perfect way for a do-over, a way for voters to atone, to collectively tell Hillary: “We’re sorry!” Many are regretting that Hillary didn’t get the nod for the top spot four years back. Now they’ll be perfectly willing to enhance their race-oriented vote of 2008 with a gender-targeted one in 2012, even if it does mean resigning Mrs. Clinton to second chair.

    On Bill O’Reilly’s show a few nights back, a couple of pundits were arguing that replacing Joe Biden on the ticket would be tantamount to the Democrats admitting that the Obama/Biden ticket is in trouble. Although true, these pundits failed to realize that the yellow-stream media would spin a Biden jettison in a positive way. He’s graciously taking one for the team, they’d say, and, pointing to his long and noble years of public service, they’d tout his well-deserved, well-earned retirement.

    These same O’Reilly analysts also asked, “Why would Hillary want to leave her current role as secretary of state? It’s a terrific position of power and influence.” But what is the truest desire of both Hillary and Bill Clinton? The historic First Female President trophy. As Obama’s vice president, in four years, Hillary could quite easily slip right into the presidency.

    We need to admit it: Hillary on the ticket would truly be a brilliant move. It would reinvigorate the dreary Dems and certainly give the wall-sitting independents a reason to jump back on board the history-making bandwagon. And, again, Hillary is a known commodity — she’s been thoroughly vetted (not like, as we were told, that far-off-in-Alaska, far-off-base Sarah Palin). Mrs. Clinton has the all-important foreign policy part down pat as well. Since foreign affairs seem to be the only area of quasi-success in the Obama administration’s tenure, why not give the “successful” secretary of state a seat in the trumpet section?

    And the timing for the big switch will be incredibly well-orchestrated. Most likely it will come this summer in Charlotte at the Democratic National Convention. We can expect a very big tuh-do with lots of hugs and hype and maybe even Joe Biden himself, in a “terribly gracious” speech, introducing his replacement.

    However, if you see the ticket remaining Obama/Biden as the convention comes and goes, do not rule out a September — or even a traditional October — surprise. The liberals and progressives cannot and will not let the transformation of America be stunted. The Obama presidency may be their last best hope. Look for some sort of tricky ailment (heart problems? stroke-like symptoms, perhaps?) that will force Joe to very reluctantly step aside. Then who could blame the Democrats for pulling the last-minute switcheroo?

    So what can be done to minimize the effect of a Clinton vice presidential bid?

    The Republicans have to do something they haven’t been able to do in a long time — beat the Dems at their own game. They have to get way out in front of the Big Switch.

    In fact, just by letting Americans know loudly and clearly that this sort of game plan may be in the works, the Republicans can knock the steam right out of the Democratic engine. If and when the switch is finally announced, then at least the result will be a fizzled thrill-factor. The best result: voters would see that they’re being distracted from the abysmal Obama/Biden record — and manipulated into a knee-jerk voting response to boot.

    It’s been said over and over again, here at American Thinker and in many other places, that this nation will simply not survive four more years of Barack Obama. If that is true (and it certainly is), what, then, will America be like after four — or even eight — additional years of Hillary Clinton?

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/01/the_big_switch.html

  • Southern Born

    “Do these idiots [The American Thinker] really think Hillary supporters would be appeased by a little crumb making her V.P.? Do they not realize the the puppet potus has to be dumped…trashed…impeached…and never come back?”

    Of course not. They have been so eaten up with CDS for years that they never stopped to consider what American was like after eight years of their precious, George Bush. If we knew the truth, probably they would rather see BO have another term than see Hillary as president.

    ,

  • JanH

    “If we knew the truth, probably they would rather see BO have another term than see Hillary as president.”

    —————————–
    And how sad is that. The “cut of your nose to spite
    your face/we want a lobotomy presidency syndrome.

  • Mrs. Smith

    “It’s been said over and over again, here at American Thinker and in many other places, that this nation will simply not survive four more years of Barack Obama. If that is true (and it certainly is), what, then, will America be like after four — or even eight — additional years of Hillary Clinton?”
    ______________

    AT is a Right Wing site- However, lately they have posted wonderful seething articles about BO and MO. In your article Jan, they are trying to lash Hillary to the sinking cruise ship, the USS Obama. With one swipe she can wipe any notion of that away- If she is drafted, he will be the focus of how NOT to Lead a country. The theme for her campaign will be a writers delight and SNL will have a heyday creating caricatures of the reoccurring roles of the newly retired M/M McBama.

    I can see it all now- MO in a neon rainbow colored tu-tu, with a WIDE belt cinching in her 42″ waste… (I’m afraid they will have to find a man to play her.. 6’2″ 220)
    B McO sitting on a hassock in front of the tv chain smoking talking to his bookie waiting for odds on the day’s basketball, football, hockey and soccer games…

  • lorac

    TDO – your $12 and $20 and certainly no more than $5 for a one day bus pass (although, since they must not drive, they probably already buy low-income monthly bus passes, which here at least are given for free to people who have County Medical Services (CMS)) – that’s $37. They can save $2/week and in under 5 months have enough to get the birth certificate and the photo ID. The birth certificate will last forever (assuming they don’t choose a lifestyle that leads to their losing another one, and the photo ID will last 8-12 years – they’re now good for a whole BUNCH of elections. Not a lot of work or money in exchange for a bunch of elections. Now, they may not get it together for this current election, but they’ll be all set for the forseeable future. They’ll feel pride in themselves to have done it the right way and successfully worked towards a goal.

    That’s what we do in life – we make priorities, and if we have to save to get them, that’s what we do. American poor are not like poor Africans – they actually get taxpayer money every month (for which they undoubtedly had to show photo ID, but we’re pretending they don’t, right?). They can afford to save $2/month for a priority. If it’s not a priority, then they won’t bother. And if it’s not a priority, then they don’t get to vote. That’s the way the world works for all of us. If we want a car, we make payments every month. If we don’t pay our car payments, they take the car away. If we don’t show up at work, we get fired. If we want certain things, we have to follow some rules. If we don’t follow the rules, there are consequences. We all make priorities in life. If voting is a priority, people will do what they need to.

    And anyway – voter ID at the polls is to show you are the person who is registered to vote. It seems to me that you have to show that voter ID to get registered in the first place. So what’s the big scream about them having to show that photo ID at the polls? IF they are already registered to vote, they’ve already shown a photo ID.

    If they’re not registered, then they need to start saving a tiny amount of money, to get the photo ID – the same photo ID they already must have shown to get their welfare check, their food stamps, their low-income bus pass, to write a check, to get a money order, to buy a bottle of liquor or cigarettes, to get into a courthouse in some cities that have security staff checking ID and belongings to get into the courthouse.

    They either aren’t citizens, or are citizens who want to live outside the grid to avoid detection by police or the IRS or some such agency, or they’re substance abusers who don’t live any kind of organized life, and for whom the substance is way more important than voting. American poor get taxpayer money – they’re not rich, but they’re not destitute, either – they can save a little bit of money every month, save for a short period, and get the required documents (which they probably already have).

    The safety of our voting process is vastly more important than a tiny percentage of the population which chooses not to get registered to vote. And by the way, we don’t hear these people screaming that they want to vote without ID (but again, how did they get registered to vote without that ID?), what we hear are the dem politicians insisting that anyone should be able to waltz in to vote. It’s not about the people – it’s about TPTB wanting to be able to manipulate the system by having very loose voting regulations.

    This is just becoming ridiculous.

  • Jen the Michigander

    Clinton backers want her to seek the presidency

    http://www.star-telegram.com/2012/01/14/3660253/clinton-backers-want-her-to-seek.html

    [quote]Four years hasn’t been long enough to forget.

    Some supporters of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential bid, including Texans, remain bitter over how the last primary turned out, and they want their candidate back on the ballot this year, one way or another.

    Petitions are being circulated to encourage Clinton to resign as secretary of state and run for president; write-in efforts are under way to put her name at the top of the ballot.

    Some say they wouldn’t mind if President Barack Obama did what has long been whispered: swap the jobs of Clinton and Joe Biden, making Clinton the vice presidential nominee and potentially pumping new energy into the Democratic base. A potential worst case, some say, would be teaming Clinton with Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul to create a bipartisan ticket for an emerging third party known as Americans Elect.

    “The way Democrats felt in 2000 because of [George W.] Bush v. [Al] Gore is how PUMAs felt about Obama v. Hillary in ’08,” said Will Bower of Washington, D.C., who helped create the group known as PUMA, which stands for People United Means Action or Party Unity My A– and counts a number of Texans as members. “There was a moral victor and a technical victor and the two weren’t the same person.

    “We felt robbed of our vote and haven’t gotten over it,” he said. “We would still like to see history corrected one way or another — with Hillary as vice president in 2012 or as the presidential nominee in 2016.”

    Four years ago

    For some Clinton supporters, the 2008 Democratic primary seems like yesterday, when they watched Clinton and Obama battle in state after state, month after month.

    In a race in which every delegate counted, frustration grew for many reasons as they saw Obama gain advantages and delegates in Texas and other states. Their dissatisfaction culminated in May 2008, when they say a Democratic National Committee rules panel unjustly parceled out delegates from Michigan and Florida to Obama.

    “We considered it violation and piracy,” Bower said. “That is when PUMA was born.”

    Officials with the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee say that the delegate decision was not preordained to benefit Obama and that rules were “followed and interpreted fairly.”

    Most PUMA members left the Democratic Party, even though they continued to support Clinton, and many voted for Republican presidential nominee John McCain in the general election. Many remain independents, asserting that Obama was “selected, not elected.”

    “There was a lot of really ill will when we saw somebody totally take votes away from one person and give it to another,” said Linda Brooks of Arlington, who supported Clinton in 2008 and considers herself an independent. “We are not going to get over that.

    “There are a lot of us out there [even though] they pretend we don’t exist.”

    PUMA has long been criticized for supporting McCain and his vice presidential nominee, Sarah Palin, especially since Clinton asked her own backers to vote for Obama.[/quote]

    —————————-
    There’s much more to the article, including some veep talk. There’s also some talk of Hillary and Ron Paul running on the same ticket as part of the Americans Elect party, but that just seems totally ridiculous. I can’t see either of them accepting.

  • turndownobama

    Here’s a random telephone poll showing that 11% of all voting age Americans lack photo ID, 18% of elderly lack it, and 10% of everyone who has a photo ID does not have all the information current.
    brennancenter.org/page/-/d/download_file_39242.pdf

  • turndownobama

    Here’s a young school librarian with a SS card and an expired driver’s license who does not have a current photo ID. I’ll omit her hassle trying to get one from the DMV.
    http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2011/12/12/387601/wisconsins-voter-id-law-forces-woman-to-pay-unconstitutional-birth-certificate-poll-tax-to-get-photo-id/

  • turndownobama

    According to the S.C. Election Commission, 178,175 registered voters do not have photo IDs. [....] 64 percent of S.C. voters without an ID are white, according to the S.C. Election Commission. About 53 percent are age 45 or older.
    http://www.thestate.com/2011/07/18/1901858/no-photo-id-these-doctors-are.html

  • turndownobama

    Most of those without photo ID are ELDERLY WHITE WOMEN.

    http://www4.uwm.edu/eti/barriers/DriversLicense.pdf
    An estimated 23 percent of
    persons aged 65 and over do not have a Wisconsin drivers license or a photo ID. The
    population of elderly persons 65 and older without a drivers license or a state photo ID
    totals 177,399, and of these 70 percent are women. While racial data was not available on the
    state population with photo IDs, 91 percent of the state’s elderly without a Wisconsin drivers
    license are white. An estimated 98,247 Wisconsin residents ages 35 through 64 also do not
    have either a drivers license or a photo ID.

  • turndownobama

    Okay, I’ve now posted evidence that people without photo ID do exist — and most of them are elderlly white women.

    So how about some EVIDENCE of these supposed vote frauds where someone actually comes into a polling place impersonating a dead voter, thus risking arrest. (O’Keefe doesn’t count, because he wasn’t risking anything.)

  • jeswezey

    Must say that, while voting is a privilege, it is also a right for US citizens over 18 who are not in prison. Asking anybody to pay anything at all, no less go through any hassle, to exercise a right is abusive. It would be like telling people that you can only get police protection if you give a Christmas gift to the police chief.

    There should be a centralized voter registration system where someone can go and get photographed and even finger-printed free of charge and, by supplying their social security number (which can be verified online in national records), have a voter registration card issued with a zip code attached to it based on the person’s own declaration. The ID would be good for at least 10 yr, and later replaceable (for the photo) at no cost.

    Thereafter, the person would have one vote in one district and, at voting time, it can easily be checked online that the person does not vote in two districts. If the person moves to another district, she declares that again and keeps her voter registration up to date.

    Photo and finger-print (which can be compared by computer with other registrations) would prevent double registration such as that of deceased persons.

    Because of the 5th and 9th amendments, ID cannot be required in the US. So, the above ID system would have to be voluntary and it could not be used for other purposes than voting, but that does not stop states or the Fed from requiring photo ID for a vote. Photo ID can be required for voting, but it should not be at cost of money or time.

  • turndownobama

    http://loyalopposition.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/12/dead-voters-in-south-carolina-maybe-maybe-not/
    South Carolina passed a voter ID law in 2011. The Justice Department has blocked implementation of that law [....] South Carolina officials wanted to fight the ruling, which is their right. So they set out to assemble data to bolster their case. One question was whether a significant number of eligible voters doesn’t have the government-issued photo ID required by the law. A comparison between voter rolls and state-issued drivers licenses or IDs revealed that nearly 250,000 people fell into that category.

  • turndownobama

    Better distinguish:
    1. Dead names still on the voter list
    2. Live people listed as dead
    3. Ballots cast in actually dead names BY VOTING OFFICIALS
    4. Ballots cast by walk-ins impersonating dead people with no ID at all
    4. Ballots cast by walk-ins impersonating dead people with non-photo ID

    That #4 category will be awfully small if you can find any cases at all. But it’s the only category that will be affected by the PHOTO ID laws. What the laws will do is cause massive amounts of work by the DMV, the birth certificate agencies, the poll volunteers — and the elderly white women voters who don’t have photo ID.

  • holdthemaccountable

    Jeswezey: Asking anybody to pay anything at all, no less go through any hassle, to exercise a right is abusive.
    —————————————-
    By that reasoning, ObamaCare (supporters claim it is a right) is abusive!

  • holdthemaccountable

    Do these idiots … really think Hillary supporters would be appeased by a little crumb making her V.P.?
    —————————
    I guess only those in our shoes understand the morality of it, and I may distance myself further from some here by saying: For me, it’s less about Hillary and more about the Democratic Party failing to honor its members’ 2008 mandate. However, the fact that they passed up a gem for a jerk/creep/dolt only makes it easier to remember.

  • Leanora

    This is from a conservative website, but I thought you might be interested:

    http://conservativeblogscentral.blogspot.com/2012/01/websites-all-over-to-go-dark-on-jan-18.html

    All websites are going dark on the 18th?

    This is the first I’ve heard about this.

  • holdthemaccountable

    Leanora, it is in protest to this legislation which I confess I am not well-informed about:
    SOPA Delayed; Cantor Promises It Won’t Be Brought To The Floor Until ‘Issues Are Addressed’ [dated 1/13/2012]
    from the holding-fire dept
    Some late breaking news here: following Lamar Smith’s announcement that the new manager’s amendment for SOPA will remove DNS blocking (to be added back at a later date after it’s been “studied”), Rep. Issa has announced that he will now postpone the “nerd” hearing that he was holding in the House Oversight Committee, which was originally scheduled for Wednesday. The key reason? Majority Leader Eric Cantor has promised him that he will not bring the bill to the floor unless there’s real consensus on the bill. That’s big news — though, as Issa notes in his statement, it’s worrisome that Senator Reid still seems to want to move forward with PIPA:

    “While I remain concerned about Senate action on the Protect IP Act, I am confident that flawed legislation will not be taken up by this House. Majority Leader Cantor has assured me that we will continue to work to address outstanding concerns and work to build consensus prior to any anti-piracy legislation coming before the House for a vote,” said Chairman Issa. “The voice of the Internet community has been heard. Much more education for Members of Congress about the workings of the Internet is essential if anti-piracy legislation is to be workable and achieve broad appeal.”

    “Earlier tonight, Chairman Smith announced that he will remove the DNS blocking provision from his legislation. Although SOPA, despite the removal of this provision, is still a fundamentally flawed bill, I have decided that postponing the scheduled hearing on DNS blocking with technical experts is the best course of action at this time. Right now, the focus of protecting the Internet needs to be on the Senate where Majority Leader Reid has announced his intention to try to move similar legislation in less than two weeks…..”
    http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20120113/23560217407/sopa-delayed-cantor-promises-it-wont-be-brought-to-floor-until-issues-are-addressed.shtml

  • turndownobama

    Looks like OWS has won a big victory. ;-) Here’s even that extreme Rightwing site conservativeblogscentral.blogspot.com using the term “the 1%”.


    President Obama meets with the 1%
    – (14 Jan 2012)
    from Bluegrass Pundit …and they are giving him a lot of money….

  • holdthemaccountable

    Hold on…. Here we go:
    With ‘angry black woman’ remark, first lady addresses race head-on
    By Niall Stanage and Amie Parnes – 01/15/12 06:00 AM ET
    Michelle Obama finally went there.
    The first lady jumped head first into a discussion about racial issues.
    She and her husband, the first African-American president, have mostly avoided addressing race except in oblique terms since reaching the White House.

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/204185-with-angry-black-woman-remark-first-lady-addresses-race-head-on

    She and her husband … have mostly avoided addressing race HUH??????????????????????????????????????????????

  • jeswezey

    “Asking anybody to pay anything at all, no less go through any hassle, to exercise a right is abusive.”
    —————————————-
    holdthemaccountable: “By that reasoning, ObamaCare (supporters claim it is a right) is abusive!”
    ===========

    However, I am not an Obamacare supporter and do not regard healthcare is a right. Anyway, Obamacare is going to go down for other reasons. HEW is not defending the individual mandate on the grounds that healthcare is a right.

  • lorac

    TDO – you posted stats on how many people in WISCONSIN don’t have photo ID? ROFL

    Wisconsin offers free photo ID for voting purposes. Evidently those people who don’t have one aren’t interested in voting. And what does it matter if they’re WHITE – you’re suggesting that means it matters MORE? Or are you suggesting that means that white people are rich and still don’t have ID? What does COLOR have to do with it? Isn’t that awfully obotty?

    http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/drivers/apply/idcard.htm

    Free Wisconsin ID cards for voting
    A free ID card is available under Wisconsin law to anyone who:

    will be at least 18 years of age on the date of the next election and;
    requests an ID card for the purpose of voting.
    A free ID card is NOT available under the following circumstances:

    If you currently have a valid, unexpired driver license (DL), you are not eligible under Wisconsin law to obtain an ID.
    If you will not be at least 18 years of age on the date of the next election.
    If you already have a Wisconsin ID card that is not eligible for renewal (you may renew your ID card up to one year prior to its expiration date).
    If you are not eligible to vote in Wisconsin.
    DMV does not have information regarding voter eligibility, poll locations, voter registration information or other election information. Please contact your local election officials or county clerk for election information. The Government Accountability Board is another useful source of information:

    Website: http://gab.wi.gov
    Email: gabhelpdesk@wi.gov
    Call: (608) 261-2028

    (and Jeweszy, we DO pay for the police – it’s called taxes)

  • lorac

    TDO – you posted stats on how many people in WISCONSIN don’t have photo ID? ROFL

    Wisconsin offers free photo ID for voting purposes. Evidently those people who don’t have one aren’t interested in voting. And what does it matter if they’re WHITE – you’re suggesting that means it matters MORE? Or are you suggesting that means that white people are rich and still don’t have ID? What does COLOR have to do with it? Isn’t that awfully obotty?

    http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/drivers/apply/idcard.htm

    Free Wisconsin ID cards for voting
    A free ID card is available under Wisconsin law to anyone who:

    will be at least 18 years of age on the date of the next election and;
    requests an ID card for the purpose of voting.
    A free ID card is NOT available under the following circumstances:

    If you currently have a valid, unexpired driver license (DL), you are not eligible under Wisconsin law to obtain an ID.
    If you will not be at least 18 years of age on the date of the next election.
    If you already have a Wisconsin ID card that is not eligible for renewal (you may renew your ID card up to one year prior to its expiration date).
    If you are not eligible to vote in Wisconsin.
    DMV does not have information regarding voter eligibility, poll locations, voter registration information or other election information. Please contact your local election officials or county clerk for election information. The Government Accountability Board is another useful source of information:

    (and Jeweszy, we DO pay for the police – it’s called taxes)

  • lorac

    TDO – you seem to equate the minority number of people without photo ID with people who absolutely cannot afford to get one. Did it occur to you that until now, they didn’t need photo ID to vote, so maybe they didn’t need to have one in their life? And you’re saying that most are older – so I guess they’ve stopped driving, their social security and medicare benefits have already been established, and THEY just don’t need one anymore.

    Given that older folks are the most reliable voters, I’ll bet they’ll figure out how to get a photo ID again once they need one again in order to vote. I’m sorry, but your view of people seems very paternalistic – you seem awfully sure that people can’t figure out how to get things done – that’s rather insulting to those people.

  • lorac

    And South Carolina you mentioned – not a big demand for a ride to the DMV to get the photo ID – most who called just wanted info on how to get it, and then went to get it themselves

    http://www2.wjbf.com/news/2011/sep/27/3/dmv-25-sc-residents-get-free-photo-id-ride-ar-2473128/

  • turndownobama

    Hi, Lorac, nice to see you. I think you’re coming in late on this discussion. The points you mention have already been talked about and cites given.

  • lorac

    Again, I believe your logic is suspect. Just because X number of people don’t have photo ID doesn’t mean they can’t vote. It also doesn’t mean they can’t get a photo ID. They aren’t equivalencies, as you are using them.

    It can just mean they haven’t needed (for whatEVER reason) photo ID right now in their life. If a law passes that they need photo ID to vote, and they WANT to vote, they’ll get the dang ID. If they aren’t RICH people, they’ll save a few bucks for a few months and they can get their identification. That is NOT prohibitive.

  • lorac

    TDO, that was ME you were responding to last night.

    I think it’s interesting you cited how many people in WI don’t have photo ID, but are glossing over MY cite that WI provides free photo ID for voting…?

  • Carol

    The easy answer to the voting issue and illegal immigration and many other problems is easy. Every person in the country should be issued a tamper proof ID card…..one color for citizens and different colors to denote other status.

    For example, all tourists on visa would have a certain color card and a swipe of the card would reveal the valid dates of visa…same for students from foreign countries, etc. When coming or going from the country, a swipe of the card would electronically rgister compliance with the visa. Computers could easily spit out any and all persons in violation. Cards would be required for voting, registering for benefits, putting children in school, job applications, etc.

  • Carol

    I wass just listening to an American from the sunken Italian liner talking about the chaos and confusion. She compared it to Carnival Cruises where each passenger has a ship “card” which is scanned when they leave or return to the ship so they can account for their passengers….especially important in an emergency.

  • jeswezey

    lorac: “(and Jeweszy, we DO pay for the police – it’s called taxes)”

    Gee I didn’t know that!

    Giving a Christmas gift to the police chief is not called taxes, it’s called corruption.

  • holdthemaccountable

    Carol. As much as I hate being forced to have ID’s, I know it is coming. My grandchildren in NJ already have State student ID’s. EVERYTHING about their school work is done via computer,including homework assignments which are posted on the web. So, your suggestion sounds good to me especially due to its simplicity.
    ——————
    I think I’m the only postcard writer here, or anywhere for that matter, but I’ve come up with something I’m going to send. Maybe others would like the text enough to grab it and paste it somewhere else. It starts out with the picture admin has first on this post with a caption because the people I send to probably won’t recognize Mrs. Sarkozy. The rest of it is “As in the photo above, I’ve noticed FLOTUS can appear to be an angry woman. But Michelle herself added in the word black. She and the President think much more often of their race than I do. Yet it will become a campaign issue bound to favor those who introduced it. I doubt Martin Luther King Jr., who was honored by all this past weekend, would approve such strategy, but there it is. http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/204185-with-angry-black-woman-remark-first-lady-addresses-race-head-on

  • NewMexicoFan

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/current_events/media/24_will_rely_on_internet_for_most_political_news_in_2012

    24% will rely on Internet for Most Political news in 2012. 9% will rely on newspapers. That media is in trouble. However, the 24% has been a big increase, and I see it rising even faster. Why? I think that people are going to get very turned off by the TV ads. So you turn off the TV, and head to the computer, where the ads are much more passive.

    Seeing the same ad over and over again (negative or otherwise), results in numbness, even irritation. Positive or othewise, I think you get sick of them. Those poised to vote Dem or Rep will do so, and I think the rest will start turning off the TV and going to the internet to seek information, and to escape the abuse of the constant ads.

  • ABM90

    Morning All: Cooooooold 2 above Zero here north of
    :The Burgh.

    Just watched MTP and BO Bosom Buddy Sen. Harry Reid
    spouting out high praise for his Muddy Buddy in the WH.I have to beleive that Harry has had “THE BOTOX TREATMENT”. Nothing on his face moves above his big mouth.He must be running for something soon.A lot of new faces turning up to fool the poor taxpayers.
    What do you think?

  • holdthemaccountable

    Goods ones, ABM!

  • moononpluto

    The Worst White House Aide
    Valerie Jarrett’s perfect record . . . for giving bad advice.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/worst-white-house-aide_616736.html?nopager=1

    It’s about time. Many have wondered—and the Washington Post asked last year—“What, exactly, does Valerie Jarrett do?” No one has a clear answer. Whatever she does, the U.S. taxpayer pays her $172,200 a year to do it. A confidante of the Obamas for more than two decades, variously described as the president’s “closest adviser” and a member of the “innermost ring” of influence, Jarrett clearly has the first couple’s ears. She seems to function as a sort of third party to the Obama marriage, guarding the president and his wife from bad news and outside influence while meeting with Lady Gaga. Her lack of any national political experience whatsoever—she had never been to Iowa before Obama competed there three years ago—has not prevented her from shaping the White House’s political strategy and influencing economic and foreign policies. One might liken her to Don Corleone’s consigliere Tom Hagen, bedecked in a designer shawl, except Hagen gave better advice.

    What Valerie Jarrett does best is represent the Obama administration in microcosm. She embodies its insularity, its cronyism, its cluelessness. Born in Iran to a prominent African-American family from Chicago, she took degrees at Stanford and Michigan Law. She worked briefly as a corporate lawyer but hated every moment. So she decided to “give back,” which is Chicago code for cashing in. She campaigned for Harold Washington, Chicago’s first black mayor, and worked for him in the corporation counsel’s office. Washington died in 1987, but Jarrett remained in government, working for his successor, Mayor Richard M. “Richie” Daley, son of legendary boss Richard J. Daley. It was all upward from there.

    Before long Jarrett stood at the intersection of private interest and public power. She became Daley’s deputy chief of staff and was later appointed to various boards and quasi-governmental agencies that award lucrative contracts—the Chicago Transit Board, the Commission for Planning and Development for the City of Chicago, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and so on. Her social standing, combined with her positions in government and her well-compensated seats on the boards of many companies, magnified Jarrett’s power. She knew everybody. Everybody wanted to know her.

    In 1991, another disillusioned attorney, Michelle Robinson, applied for a job in Mayor Daley’s office. Jarrett interviewed her. The two women were instant friends. Before accepting the position, however, Robinson made an unusual request: Would Jarrett mind having dinner with her and her fiancé, Barack Obama? Jarrett accepted, and she has never been far from the couple since.

    President Obama, who grew up partly in Indonesia, seems to be drawn to Americans who have spent considerable time abroad, who feel askew in their native land. Jarrett told author David Remnick that the reason she bonded with Barack Obama was that “he and I shared a view of where the United States fit in the world, which is often different from the view people have who have not traveled outside the United States as young children.” Remnick goes on to write that Jarrett viewed America “as one country among many, rather than as the center of all wisdom and experience.” Sounds like the president, all right.

    Jarrett was an early supporter of Obama’s political career. From her post at the nexus of Chicago business and politics, she was helpful in introducing the ambitious state senator to rich and well-connected figures. The association was not without embarrassment, however. Jarrett was an occasional collaborator with the developer Antoin Rezko, whose 2006 arrest for public corruption became a shallow pothole in Obama’s road to the White House. And Jarrett herself provided some bad headlines: In addition to her public burdens, she ran Habitat Co., which received taxpayer subsidies to manage low-income housing projects seemingly into the ground. The feds seized one complex in 2006; another, Grove Parc Plaza, was exposed as a decrepit slum by the Boston Globe in 2008.

    The Chicago method was on full display after Obama defeated John McCain, when functionaries from across the state of Illinois lobbied for the president-elect’s now vacant Senate seat. Evidence released at the trial of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich reveals that Jarrett, who has never been elected to anything, wanted to replace her protégé in the Senate. This was something incoming chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was only too happy to make happen, since he had no desire for Jarrett to join the Obamas at the White House. But the president-elect overruled both advisers. He wanted Jarrett by his side. Later she became mistrustful of Emanuel when she learned that he had tried to sideline her.

    The feeling was mutual. One of Obama’s more flowery hagiographers, journalist Richard Wolffe, divides the administration into “revivalists,” who want the president to be true to the spirit of hope and change, and “survivalists,” who believe compromise is necessary in a divided country. Jarrett is the leader of the revivalists, and her fingerprints are on every blunder and boo-boo the White House has ever made. She bragged to a conference of leftwing bloggers that she had hired noted environmentalist and 9/11 Truther Van Jones, later forced to resign. She campaigned extensively for Obama to travel to Copenhagen and make the case for holding the 2016 summer games in Chicago before the International Olympic Committee. Obama took the trip; the IOC chose Rio. During this time Jarrett met with George Kaiser, the Obama bundler and investor whose solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra was up for a huge loan guarantee. Jarrett, according to government documents, was warned about Solyndra’s shaky finances on the eve of the president’s visit to the company’s facility in Fremont, California. Obama went anyway.

    One could be forgiven for thinking that the president tends to side with the revivalists because they feed his ego. Jarrett’s descriptions of Obama are adoring. “I knew the unique combination of leadership qualities that Barack has would push him to greatness,” she told Richard Wolffe. “They always have. Barack has this kind of a—what’s the way to describe it?—restless spirit.” Obama, she told Remnick, has “been bored to death his whole life. He’s just too talented to do what ordinary people do. He would never be satisfied with what other people do.” Fed a constant diet of words like these, is it any wonder Obama decided to press on with his health care overhaul after Scott Brown won in Massachusetts, refused any meaningful compromise with Republicans during last summer’s debt ceiling fight, and insisted on giving one “major” address after another even though they have done nothing to advance his agenda or salvage his underwater approval rating?

    The House is lost, Obama’s reelection looks dicey, but Jarrett is flying high. In one sense she is the most successful Obama courtier of them all: She has outlasted her rivals. Gibbs is gone. Internal clashes led to Emanuel’s sudden discovery that he had always wanted to be mayor of Chicago. Emanuel’s replacement, fellow Chicagoan Bill Daley (brother of Richie), was muscled out last week; word is he fought with Jarrett too. Her persistence is matched only by her tone-deafness. Wolffe describes the president’s first visit to Chicago after his inauguration. From the window of his helicopter Obama could see that his arrival had caused a major traffic jam. “We shouldn’t have come here in rush hour,” he reflected. This was too much for Jarrett. “You know what, Mr. President?” she said. “You may not be enjoying your new life, but I am.”

    Better enjoy it while it lasts—which won’t be for long if Obama continues to listen to his inept political fixer.

    ………….

    I detest this Jarrett woman with a passion.

  • jeswezey

    NMF: “Seeing the same ad over and over again (negative or otherwise), results in numbness, even irritation. Positive or othewise, I think you get sick of them. Those poised to vote Dem or Rep will do so, and I think the rest will start turning off the TV and going to the internet to seek information, and to escape the abuse of the constant ads.”
    =========

    This can’t happen fast enough. I turned off the TV in 1972 and haven’t watched more than about 4 hr of TV (movies) since, on my neighbors’ TV in France (no commercials). My objection was not only the ads but the content. TV was superficial and too action-oriented. 1972 was before the expression “sound bite” was invented and things weren’t quite as bad as they seem to be now.

    For news, I have relied on an occasional newspaper; but my main source of news is to hear it from friends and colleagues and sometimes from chance acquaintances in bars. That way I get they news the way different people think about it. I get different sides of a story and can talk things over with people. I’m known among family and friends as always being a day or two behind on the latest news, but surprisingly well advised about what happened last week or earlier.

    Nowadays, I also rely heavily on the Internet. I was one of the first of the 24% you speak of and H44 is a favorite source of the news.

  • nomobama

    I think Michelle Obama should be nicknamed “Sybil” since I can’t figure out which personality she will decide to be from one day to the next. I must say that the nickname Chewbacca makes me chuckle, too.

  • nomobama

    A person has 4 years between general elections to obtain voter Id’s. If one cannot do so within 1400+ days, then that tells me that the person is not capable of voting for whatever reason be it mental illness, apathy, etc. It’s more important for me to know that an election was held fairly and that the votes were counted accurately without any fraud.

    Turndownobama’s arguments do not even take into consideration that the non-voter did not want to vote in the first place. Many are not registered to vote because they just don’t care to do so. Additionally, I continue to see her refer to these voters as “Hillary” voters which causes me to ask “what makes you so sure of that”?

  • democrat1

    If you want to remove fraud from elections, Voter Ids are a must.

    In this country, any one can just register as a voter, simply by filling up a voter registration form saying that he is a citizen. I do not know what mechanism they have in place to make sure that only legitimate citizens are registering as voters.

    If it costs money to obtain a voter ID, it should be the responsibility of the government to make the photo IDs available to all legitimate voters free of charge if they request them

    In India, a poor country compared to US, all the voters are given free photo IDs by the Govt. If India can do it, surely US can do.

  • admin

    But she will only work two days a week and will refuse to learn any of that policy stuff:

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/01/14/michelle-obama-for-senate-in-2016/

    In November 2016, Illinois voters will go to the polls to decide who they want to occupy the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Republican Sen. Mark Kirk. And although it is a long way off, could one of the names on the ticket be first lady Michelle Obama?

    At the end of this weekend’s broadcast of “The McLaughlin Group,” show host John McLaughlin made that bold prediction, saying a Michelle Obama run for the seat her husband won in 2004 would happen.

    “Michelle Obama will run for the United States Senate in 2016 and she will be thereby mimicking, if that’s not the right word [then] duplicating the career of Hillary Clinton,” McLaughlin said.

    Should Barack Obama win re-election in 2012, Michelle Obama would indeed be following in Clinton’s footstep, running immediately after her husband’s term is up as president.

    And she would deservedly lose.

  • NewMexicoFan

    In NM where we don’t ask for voter ID, every registered voter is given a voter non photo ID card at the states expense.

  • holdthemaccountable

    Some feel voter registration increases chance of being called to jury duty and evidently feeling accountable for nothing, do neither unless the premise is incorrect & they are called for j duty.
    ————————————————-
    I’m still stuck of the audacity of MO and black woman; evidently the author of the recent book feels a similar injustice:
    Jodi Kantor, the author of a new book on the Obamas, on Sunday pushed back against any suggestion that she had tried to portray Michelle Obama as an “angry black woman. Those words aren’t in the book. There’s nothing that implies that she is,” Kantor, whose book has come under strong criticism from the White House, said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/204217-author-obamas-book-doesnt-paint-first-lady-as-angry

  • NewMexicoFan

    Yes, saw that this morning. In fact the total book was complimentary toward her. Of course she says she will never bother to read it. Kind of amazing, or should we say short sighted to criticize a book you have never read. In addition adding words that are not there.

  • moononpluto

    Hmmmmm who was he meeting this time….

    White House leaves press pool behind again

    http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/01/white-house-leaves-press-pool-behind-again-110858.html

    President Barack Obama again left the White House without some of the reporters assigned to travel everywhere with him.

    The White House abruptly changed the call time for media to assemble to 8:15 a.m. this morning, and informed them of this change at 8:16 a.m. As a result, Obama left the White House without a handful of the journalists assigned to write dispatches and reports to other reporters. The president traditionally travels with members of the White House press corps at all times.

    Fox’s Bree Tracey did manage to make the trip as the television pool, and filed a dispatch reporting that the president and first lady went to their daughter’s basketball game.

    Still, the hastily assembled trip and the email time stamped after the altered call time have some members of the White House press corps privately steaming. And it’s not the first time the White House has abandoned the press corps. In April 2010, the president left for one of his daughter’s soccer games two hours before the media was supposed to gather.

    UPDATE: White House spokesperson Jamie Smith explains to the pool reporter that “the president decided to attend his daughter’s basketball game. The pool was assembled as soon as possible to be there.”

    …………………………………

    So who was he meeting this time.

  • Betty

    ABM90
    January 15th, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Morning All: Cooooooold 2 above Zero here north of
    :The Burgh.

    Just watched MTP and BO Bosom Buddy Sen. Harry Reid
    spouting out high praise for his Muddy Buddy in the WH.
    ________________

    ABM90 did you notice the big gulp he had to take when he talked about job creation?

  • holdthemaccountable

    Someone has Dems all spiked up:

    Saying it’s time to rebuild America by working together to create jobs, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Sunday prepared for Congress’ return to Washington this week with a warning to Republicans to leave Tea Party “extremism” behind and “learn what legislation is all about.I would hope that they understand that everything doesn’t have to be a fight. Legislation is an art of working together, building consensus, compromise. And I hope that the Tea Party doesn’t have the influence in this next year that they had in the previous year,” Reid said. Repeating three times his claim that Republicans are engaged in “obstructionism on steroids,” the Nevada Democrat said President Obama for two and a half years “bent over backwards” to reach out to Republicans, only to find a fist rather than a hand to shake.
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/01/15/reid-on-bipartisanship-republicans-drop-tea-party-extremism/

    I’ve been waiting for this. From my vantage point, Reid just declared war against the will of the people.
    And Obama bent over backwards for nothing regarding Obamacare. Republicans were verboten.

  • holdthemaccountable

    OK. I’ve had an awful lot to say today. Gonna sign off and watch the late Dominick Dunne: Power, Privilege & Justice and see some good guys win.

  • Shadowfax

    I freakin’ can’t believe that the continued discussion about having a photo ID to vote is still going on day after day after day.

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz……

  • moononpluto

    i know, its like give over already, we get it.

  • turndownobama

    @ lorac and others who have just joined the discussion:

    Could you please look at posts earlier in the thread? People are complaining about too many posts on the subject of voter photo ID, so I didn’t want to repeat earlier material.

    It’s not just what DMV does or does not charge over their own counter (some states $12). It’s also the documentation you have to bring to the DMV, usually a certified copy of your birth certificate, usually costing $20. It’s also the hassle of dealing with DMV: long trip, long waits, misinformation requiring another trip, etc. This can add up to some people missing a day at work. Details and cites on all this are posted earlier in the thread.

    One study I quoted last night said that (iirc, quoting from memory) around 20% of elderly people don’t have a photo ID, and most of those who don’t have it are ELDERLY WHITE WOMEN. That’s the Hillary ‘bitter knitter’ demographic: the same people who don’t come to caucuses.

  • Leanora

    NY Gallery Displays Smelly T-Shirts From #OWS Radicals

    Calls It Art.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/01/195389/

    Quite Disgusting. UGH!

  • Mrs. Smith

    All the Left Wing Nuts @ DU are supporting NO Voter IDs-

  • Mrs. Smith

    Skinner has revamped the format at his site-

    No mo Presidential thread.. has he seen the light?

  • BASIL99

    Shadowfax,

    “I freakin’ can’t believe that the continued discussion about having a photo ID to vote is still going on day after day after day.

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…”
    Agreed. And it’s always brought up by the same person. I wish admin would give us a “flag” option so we could zap away megalomaniacal posters who, if they have that much (they think) to say, should just start up their own blog rather than torturing us here at big pink.

    :mad:

  • BASIL99

    “All the Left Wing Nuts @ DU are supporting NO Voter IDs.”

    It figures.

  • admin

    How desperate and worried is the committee to re elect the president in the wake of the book The Obamas? So desperate Michelle Obama and Barack had to go to church today.

    http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/01/obamas-go-to-church-110919.html

  • BASIL99

    This seals the deal for me. Anything Holder is for is not good for America. And now he wants the ballots to be available in spanish. Give me a friggin break. Voter fraud, anyone?

    Maybe this is where some people are getting their talking points.
    ***************************************************************************
    Attorney General Eric Holder announces his plan to “improve the lives of others” by fighting against simple state-mandated voter identification requirements, securing the possibility of rampant voter fraud in the 2012 election.

    Holder’s 15-minute speech was given to a large gathering of Utah political power players in which the Attorney General used Martin Luther King Day as a platform upon which to build his oddly selective vision of “inclusion” as it pertains to voting rights. Holder’s words of course were in stark contradiction to one of the initial decisions he made after being appointed Barack Obama’s attorney general when he dismissed a civil rights case that involved members of the New Black Panther party intimidating white voters during the 2008 election. That case had both video evidence and an initial investigation that proved it to be a clear case of voting rights violation. Further investigations pointed to an environment of discrimination against non-minority cases within the Holder Department of Justice, and Eric Holder himself has often utilized the race card when he and his department has faced scrutiny.

    The Utah speech also revealed, yet again, the Obama administration’s continued attempt to use the American military as a means of fostering public support for its policies. Holder indicated his hopes to secure voting rights for all Americans was particularly important to those soldiers serving abroad. Again, the contradiction in Eric Holder’s words and his actions over the last three years are rather strong, for it was Eric Holder who has been among the most aggressive proponents of charging members of the U.S. intelligence community with a laundry list of alleged abuses for methods utilized to obtain critical information from suspected terrorists – the same methods that helped to reveal the location of Osama Bin Laden.

    Obama’s Attorney General also promised to require all voting ballots to include Spanish language to ensure Hispanics can more easily vote in the upcoming election. In essence then, the man charged with upholding the laws of the nation wants NO requirement regarding identification of voters, while simultaneously making it easier for potential illegal voters to vote Democrat in future elections.
    Such is the Age of Obama…

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/01/15/eric-holder-urges-americans-to-fight-for-voting-rights/

  • nomobama

    The following is from a recent article in the ‘New Hampshire Herald’. It fits nicely with the admin’s chosen topic. I will provide the link to the article in my next comment as my Iphone isn’t allowing to add it in this current comment.

    From the desk of the editor of the New Hampshire Herald

    Larry Sinclair was leading a private and silent life until September of 2004. That year, sitting on his couch in Mexico, he says he turned on his television set and began watching what appeared to be the
    democratic national convention of that year.

    Then, suddenly, a man he recognized, a man he says he had not only met, but with whom he had had drug transactions and a two-time, gay-sex encounter with was the person on the television addressing
    the convention.

    This man, Sinclair says, was at that time, Illinois State Senator Barack Obama — the man who will
    later become President of the United States. As Obama lectured the audience at the convention,
    Sinclair says he had no doubts about the speaker’s identity. He immediately recalled his affair with the
    man while watching him speak.

    The man on the television broadcast was just another fallible politician, so Sinclair said he thought at
    the time. He says it was not until 2007, as Obama became presidential material, that he resolved to go
    public about the drug deal and illegal relationship he had had with Obama in Chicago in 1999.

    Why he decided to go public is part of the theme of this interview. Since coming out with the revelations
    of that relationship with Obama, Sinclair says he has been the subject of attacks, blackmail and
    ridicule.

    As if that were not enough, there is ample evidence that agents from some political quarters have
    continued to fight relentlessly to kill the story. The story, however, has refused to die. Sinclair has now
    written a book in which he paints the picture of the incident.

    This story is very important and timely because a few weeks ago, a number of women made
    unsubstantiated harassment allegations against Herman Cain. The media ran with the stories even
    when it was increasingly becoming very evident that the allegations had no legs. The uproar caused
    some character assassination for Cain and ultimately halted his campaign for president.

    Right now, the same media wants the public to believe that Newt Gingrich is not good material for the
    Presidency because of his past infidelities. If this argument is good for Cain and Newt, why isn’t the
    media holding President Obama to the same standard by demanding that he defends the allegations
    of drug deals and infidelity being levied against him by Larry Sinclair?

    When Obama ran for president, Sinclair says the candidate’s surrogates successfully stifled
    discussion on the subject. It is our hope in printing this interview that it will spur on that discussion, if
    not at the national level, at least here in the Granite State. After all, the Granite State makes up an
    integral part of the electorate.

    It is important that the Obama campaign comes out and tells the American people what is known or
    unknown about the allegations that Larry Sinclair has made against Obama for all intents and
    purposes.

    We are not by any means attempting to suggest here that what Larry Sinclair has told us is the gospel
    truth. We’re not in a place to make that judgment. As you read the interview and make your own
    research, it is incumbent upon you to arrive at your own conclusions. That’s why we chose a Q&A
    format for the story.

    Space constraints do not allow us to print the entire interview in a single edition. What you read here is less than half of the whole interview. We promise to bring you more of the story next edition.

    In that part of the interview, we confronted Larry Sinclair with questions surrounding his own past life, one littered in criminalities. This is the main charge the media has trumped up to discredit his
    testimony. Read on.

  • ShortTermer

    God D@#$@, er Bless AMerica, TDO. All elderly have to have id to collect retirement and social security benefits…..take your head out of your…the ground. I recall back in the 1960s that my grandmother, who had no hospital record since she was born at home, had to travel to get relatives to sign affidavits that they knew her, knew where she was born, and knew she was a citizen in order to draw social security.

  • nomobama

    Here is the link, that provides the first portion of Larry Sinclair’s interview with the New Hampshire Herald newspaper.

    http://www.newhampshireherald.com/sinclairinterview.html

  • turndownobama

    lorac,

    If you’re talking about the 2011 SC study, pls note that it looked at VOTER ROLLS.

    January 15th, 2012 at 5:45 am
    http://loyalopposition.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/12/dead-voters-in-south-carolina-maybe-maybe-not/
    A comparison between voter rolls and state-issued drivers licenses or IDs revealed that nearly 250,000 people fell into that category [of no photo ID].

  • Mrs. Smith

    nomobama

    This is Larry Sinclair’s official website-

    We tried very hard in 08′ to get him heard. I am surprised he is still alive and able to tell the truth that Obama has covered up for so long.. The death threats never stopped coming..

    http://www.larrysinclair.org/

  • democrat1

    The Worst White House Aide
    Valerie Jarrett’s perfect record . . . for giving bad advice

    If for nothing else, Jodi Kantor’s The Obamas will be remembered for an anecdote from 2010. After he spent hours disputing an allegation in the French media that Michelle Obama thought life in the White House was “hell,” press secretary Robert Gibbs encountered senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. She told him the first lady was unhappy with his work. Gibbs exploded in a rage, informing Jarrett that she didn’t “know what the f— you’re talking about” and that if Mrs. Obama was displeased, well, “f— her too.” Subsequent relations between the senior adviser and press secretary were strained. Gibbs told Kantor he stopped taking Jarrett seriously “as an adviser to the president of the United States.”

    ROBERT GIBBS, VALERIE JARRETT, AND PRESIDENT OBAMA AT WEST POINT, DECEMBER 2009

    NEWSCOM

    It’s about time. Many have wondered—and the Washington Post asked last year—“What, exactly, does Valerie Jarrett do?” No one has a clear answer. Whatever she does, the U.S. taxpayer pays her $172,200 a year to do it. A confidante of the Obamas for more than two decades, variously described as the president’s “closest adviser” and a member of the “innermost ring” of influence, Jarrett clearly has the first couple’s ears. She seems to function as a sort of third party to the Obama marriage, guarding the president and his wife from bad news and outside influence while meeting with Lady Gaga. Her lack of any national political experience whatsoever—she had never been to Iowa before Obama competed there three years ago—has not prevented her from shaping the White House’s political strategy and influencing economic and foreign policies. One might liken her to Don Corleone’s consigliere Tom Hagen, bedecked in a designer shawl, except Hagen gave better advice.

    What Valerie Jarrett does best is represent the Obama administration in microcosm. She embodies its insularity, its cronyism, its cluelessness. Born in Iran to a prominent African-American family from Chicago, she took degrees at Stanford and Michigan Law. She worked briefly as a corporate lawyer but hated every moment. So she decided to “give back,” which is Chicago code for cashing in. She campaigned for Harold Washington, Chicago’s first black mayor, and worked for him in the corporation counsel’s office. Washington died in 1987, but Jarrett remained in government, working for his successor, Mayor Richard M. “Richie” Daley, son of legendary boss Richard J. Daley. It was all upward from there.

    Before long Jarrett stood at the intersection of private interest and public power. She became Daley’s deputy chief of staff and was later appointed to various boards and quasi-governmental agencies that award lucrative contracts—the Chicago Transit Board, the Commission for Planning and Development for the City of Chicago, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and so on. Her social standing, combined with her positions in government and her well-compensated seats on the boards of many companies, magnified Jarrett’s power. She knew everybody. Everybody wanted to know her.

    In 1991, another disillusioned attorney, Michelle Robinson, applied for a job in Mayor Daley’s office. Jarrett interviewed her. The two women were instant friends. Before accepting the position, however, Robinson made an unusual request: Would Jarrett mind having dinner with her and her fiancé, Barack Obama? Jarrett accepted, and she has never been far from the couple since.

    President Obama, who grew up partly in Indonesia, seems to be drawn to Americans who have spent considerable time abroad, who feel askew in their native land. Jarrett told author David Remnick that the reason she bonded with Barack Obama was that “he and I shared a view of where the United States fit in the world, which is often different from the view people have who have not traveled outside the United States as young children.” Remnick goes on to write that Jarrett viewed America “as one country among many, rather than as the center of all wisdom and experience.” Sounds like the president, all right.
    Jarrett was an early supporter of Obama’s political career. From her post at the nexus of Chicago business and politics, she was helpful in introducing the ambitious state senator to rich and well-connected figures. The association was not without embarrassment, however. Jarrett was an occasional collaborator with the developer Antoin Rezko, whose 2006 arrest for public corruption became a shallow pothole in Obama’s road to the White House. And Jarrett herself provided some bad headlines: In addition to her public burdens, she ran Habitat Co., which received taxpayer subsidies to manage low-income housing projects seemingly into the ground. The feds seized one complex in 2006; another, Grove Parc Plaza, was exposed as a decrepit slum by the Boston Globe in 2008
    The Chicago method was on full display after Obama defeated John McCain, when functionaries from across the state of Illinois lobbied for the president-elect’s now vacant Senate seat. Evidence released at the trial of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich reveals that Jarrett, who has never been elected to anything, wanted to replace her protégé in the Senate. This was something incoming chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was only too happy to make happen, since he had no desire for Jarrett to join the Obamas at the White House. But the president-elect overruled both advisers. He wanted Jarrett by his side. Later she became mistrustful of Emanuel when she learned that he had tried to sideline her.

    The feeling was mutual. One of Obama’s more flowery hagiographers, journalist Richard Wolffe, divides the administration into “revivalists,” who want the president to be true to the spirit of hope and change, and “survivalists,” who believe compromise is necessary in a divided country. Jarrett is the leader of the revivalists, and her fingerprints are on every blunder and boo-boo the White House has ever made. She bragged to a conference of leftwing bloggers that she had hired noted environmentalist and 9/11 Truther Van Jones, later forced to resign. She campaigned extensively for Obama to travel to Copenhagen and make the case for holding the 2016 summer games in Chicago before the International Olympic Committee. Obama took the trip; the IOC chose Rio. During this time Jarrett met with George Kaiser, the Obama bundler and investor whose solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra was up for a huge loan guarantee. Jarrett, according to government documents, was warned about Solyndra’s shaky finances on the eve of the president’s visit to the company’s facility in Fremont, California. Obama went anyway.
    One could be forgiven for thinking that the president tends to side with the revivalists because they feed his ego. Jarrett’s descriptions of Obama are adoring. “I knew the unique combination of leadership qualities that Barack has would push him to greatness,” she told Richard Wolffe. “They always have. Barack has this kind of a—what’s the way to describe it?—restless spirit.” Obama, she told Remnick, has “been bored to death his whole life. He’s just too talented to do what ordinary people do. He would never be satisfied with what other people do.” Fed a constant diet of words like these, is it any wonder Obama decided to press on with his health care overhaul after Scott Brown won in Massachusetts, refused any meaningful compromise with Republicans during last summer’s debt ceiling fight, and insisted on giving one “major” address after another even though they have done nothing to advance his agenda or salvage his underwater approval rating?

    The House is lost, Obama’s reelection looks dicey, but Jarrett is flying high. In one sense she is the most successful Obama courtier of them all: She has outlasted her rivals. Gibbs is gone. Internal clashes led to Emanuel’s sudden discovery that he had always wanted to be mayor of Chicago. Emanuel’s replacement, fellow Chicagoan Bill Daley (brother of Richie), was muscled out last week; word is he fought with Jarrett too. Her persistence is matched only by her tone-deafness. Wolffe describes the president’s first visit to Chicago after his inauguration. From the window of his helicopter Obama could see that his arrival had caused a major traffic jam. “We shouldn’t have come here in rush hour,” he reflected. This was too much for Jarrett. “You know what, Mr. President?” she said. “You may not be enjoying your new life, but I am.”

    Better enjoy it while it lasts—which won’t be for long if Obama continues to listen to his inept political fixer.

    Matthew Continetti is a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and editor of the Washington Free Beacon.
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/worst-white-house-aide_616736.html?page=2

  • democrat1

    The Worst White House Aide
    Valerie Jarrett’s perfect record . . . for giving bad advice

    If for nothing else, Jodi Kantor’s The Obamas will be remembered for an anecdote from 2010. After he spent hours disputing an allegation in the French media that Michelle Obama thought life in the White House was “hell,” press secretary Robert Gibbs encountered senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. She told him the first lady was unhappy with his work. Gibbs exploded in a rage, informing Jarrett that she didn’t “know what the f— you’re talking about” and that if Mrs. Obama was displeased, well, “f— her too.” Subsequent relations between the senior adviser and press secretary were strained. Gibbs told Kantor he stopped taking Jarrett seriously “as an adviser to the president of the United States.”

    It’s about time. Many have wondered—and the Washington Post asked last year—“What, exactly, does Valerie Jarrett do?” No one has a clear answer. Whatever she does, the U.S. taxpayer pays her $172,200 a year to do it. A confidante of the Obamas for more than two decades, variously described as the president’s “closest adviser” and a member of the “innermost ring” of influence, Jarrett clearly has the first couple’s ears. She seems to function as a sort of third party to the Obama marriage, guarding the president and his wife from bad news and outside influence while meeting with Lady Gaga. Her lack of any national political experience whatsoever—she had never been to Iowa before Obama competed there three years ago—has not prevented her from shaping the White House’s political strategy and influencing economic and foreign policies. One might liken her to Don Corleone’s consigliere Tom Hagen, bedecked in a designer shawl, except Hagen gave better advice.

    What Valerie Jarrett does best is represent the Obama administration in microcosm. She embodies its insularity, its cronyism, its cluelessness. Born in Iran to a prominent African-American family from Chicago, she took degrees at Stanford and Michigan Law. She worked briefly as a corporate lawyer but hated every moment. So she decided to “give back,” which is Chicago code for cashing in. She campaigned for Harold Washington, Chicago’s first black mayor, and worked for him in the corporation counsel’s office. Washington died in 1987, but Jarrett remained in government, working for his successor, Mayor Richard M. “Richie” Daley, son of legendary boss Richard J. Daley. It was all upward from there.

    Before long Jarrett stood at the intersection of private interest and public power. She became Daley’s deputy chief of staff and was later appointed to various boards and quasi-governmental agencies that award lucrative contracts—the Chicago Transit Board, the Commission for Planning and Development for the City of Chicago, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and so on. Her social standing, combined with her positions in government and her well-compensated seats on the boards of many companies, magnified Jarrett’s power. She knew everybody. Everybody wanted to know her.

    In 1991, another disillusioned attorney, Michelle Robinson, applied for a job in Mayor Daley’s office. Jarrett interviewed her. The two women were instant friends. Before accepting the position, however, Robinson made an unusual request: Would Jarrett mind having dinner with her and her fiancé, Barack Obama? Jarrett accepted, and she has never been far from the couple since.

    President Obama, who grew up partly in Indonesia, seems to be drawn to Americans who have spent considerable time abroad, who feel askew in their native land. Jarrett told author David Remnick that the reason she bonded with Barack Obama was that “he and I shared a view of where the United States fit in the world, which is often different from the view people have who have not traveled outside the United States as young children.” Remnick goes on to write that Jarrett viewed America “as one country among many, rather than as the center of all wisdom and experience.” Sounds like the president, all right.
    Jarrett was an early supporter of Obama’s political career. From her post at the nexus of Chicago business and politics, she was helpful in introducing the ambitious state senator to rich and well-connected figures. The association was not without embarrassment, however. Jarrett was an occasional collaborator with the developer Antoin Rezko, whose 2006 arrest for public corruption became a shallow pothole in Obama’s road to the White House. And Jarrett herself provided some bad headlines: In addition to her public burdens, she ran Habitat Co., which received taxpayer subsidies to manage low-income housing projects seemingly into the ground. The feds seized one complex in 2006; another, Grove Parc Plaza, was exposed as a decrepit slum by the Boston Globe in 2008
    The Chicago method was on full display after Obama defeated John McCain, when functionaries from across the state of Illinois lobbied for the president-elect’s now vacant Senate seat. Evidence released at the trial of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich reveals that Jarrett, who has never been elected to anything, wanted to replace her protégé in the Senate. This was something incoming chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was only too happy to make happen, since he had no desire for Jarrett to join the Obamas at the White House. But the president-elect overruled both advisers. He wanted Jarrett by his side. Later she became mistrustful of Emanuel when she learned that he had tried to sideline her.

    The feeling was mutual. One of Obama’s more flowery hagiographers, journalist Richard Wolffe, divides the administration into “revivalists,” who want the president to be true to the spirit of hope and change, and “survivalists,” who believe compromise is necessary in a divided country. Jarrett is the leader of the revivalists, and her fingerprints are on every blunder and boo-boo the White House has ever made. She bragged to a conference of leftwing bloggers that she had hired noted environmentalist and 9/11 Truther Van Jones, later forced to resign. She campaigned extensively for Obama to travel to Copenhagen and make the case for holding the 2016 summer games in Chicago before the International Olympic Committee. Obama took the trip; the IOC chose Rio. During this time Jarrett met with George Kaiser, the Obama bundler and investor whose solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra was up for a huge loan guarantee. Jarrett, according to government documents, was warned about Solyndra’s shaky finances on the eve of the president’s visit to the company’s facility in Fremont, California. Obama went anyway.
    One could be forgiven for thinking that the president tends to side with the revivalists because they feed his ego. Jarrett’s descriptions of Obama are adoring. “I knew the unique combination of leadership qualities that Barack has would push him to greatness,” she told Richard Wolffe. “They always have. Barack has this kind of a—what’s the way to describe it?—restless spirit.” Obama, she told Remnick, has “been bored to death his whole life. He’s just too talented to do what ordinary people do. He would never be satisfied with what other people do.” Fed a constant diet of words like these, is it any wonder Obama decided to press on with his health care overhaul after Scott Brown won in Massachusetts, refused any meaningful compromise with Republicans during last summer’s debt ceiling fight, and insisted on giving one “major” address after another even though they have done nothing to advance his agenda or salvage his underwater approval rating?

    The House is lost, Obama’s reelection looks dicey, but Jarrett is flying high. In one sense she is the most successful Obama courtier of them all: She has outlasted her rivals. Gibbs is gone. Internal clashes led to Emanuel’s sudden discovery that he had always wanted to be mayor of Chicago. Emanuel’s replacement, fellow Chicagoan Bill Daley (brother of Richie), was muscled out last week; word is he fought with Jarrett too. Her persistence is matched only by her tone-deafness. Wolffe describes the president’s first visit to Chicago after his inauguration. From the window of his helicopter Obama could see that his arrival had caused a major traffic jam. “We shouldn’t have come here in rush hour,” he reflected. This was too much for Jarrett. “You know what, Mr. President?” she said. “You may not be enjoying your new life, but I am.”

    Better enjoy it while it lasts—which won’t be for long if Obama continues to listen to his inept political fixer.

    Matthew Continetti is a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and editor of the Washington Free Beacon.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/worst-white-house-aide_616736.html?page=2

  • democrat1

    The Worst White House Aide
    Valerie Jarrett’s perfect record . . . for giving bad advice

    If for nothing else, Jodi Kantor’s The Obamas will be remembered for an anecdote from 2010. After he spent hours disputing an allegation in the French media that Michelle Obama thought life in the White House was “hell,” press secretary Robert Gibbs encountered senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. She told him the first lady was unhappy with his work. Gibbs exploded in a rage, informing Jarrett that she didn’t “know what the f— you’re talking about” and that if Mrs. Obama was displeased, well, “f— her too.” Subsequent relations between the senior adviser and press secretary were strained. Gibbs told Kantor he stopped taking Jarrett seriously “as an adviser to the president of the United States.”

    It’s about time. Many have wondered—and the Washington Post asked last year—“What, exactly, does Valerie Jarrett do?” No one has a clear answer. Whatever she does, the U.S. taxpayer pays her $172,200 a year to do it. A confidante of the Obamas for more than two decades, variously described as the president’s “closest adviser” and a member of the “innermost ring” of influence, Jarrett clearly has the first couple’s ears. She seems to function as a sort of third party to the Obama marriage, guarding the president and his wife from bad news and outside influence while meeting with Lady Gaga. Her lack of any national political experience whatsoever—she had never been to Iowa before Obama competed there three years ago—has not prevented her from shaping the White House’s political strategy and influencing economic and foreign policies. One might liken her to Don Corleone’s consigliere Tom Hagen, bedecked in a designer shawl, except Hagen gave better advice.

    What Valerie Jarrett does best is represent the Obama administration in microcosm. She embodies its insularity, its cronyism, its cluelessness. Born in Iran to a prominent African-American family from Chicago, she took degrees at Stanford and Michigan Law. She worked briefly as a corporate lawyer but hated every moment. So she decided to “give back,” which is Chicago code for cashing in. She campaigned for Harold Washington, Chicago’s first black mayor, and worked for him in the corporation counsel’s office. Washington died in 1987, but Jarrett remained in government, working for his successor, Mayor Richard M. “Richie” Daley, son of legendary boss Richard J. Daley. It was all upward from there.

    Before long Jarrett stood at the intersection of private interest and public power. She became Daley’s deputy chief of staff and was later appointed to various boards and quasi-governmental agencies that award lucrative contracts—the Chicago Transit Board, the Commission for Planning and Development for the City of Chicago, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and so on. Her social standing, combined with her positions in government and her well-compensated seats on the boards of many companies, magnified Jarrett’s power. She knew everybody. Everybody wanted to know her.

    In 1991, another disillusioned attorney, Michelle Robinson, applied for a job in Mayor Daley’s office. Jarrett interviewed her. The two women were instant friends. Before accepting the position, however, Robinson made an unusual request: Would Jarrett mind having dinner with her and her fiancé, Barack Obama? Jarrett accepted, and she has never been far from the couple since.

    President Obama, who grew up partly in Indonesia, seems to be drawn to Americans who have spent considerable time abroad, who feel askew in their native land. Jarrett told author David Remnick that the reason she bonded with Barack Obama was that “he and I shared a view of where the United States fit in the world, which is often different from the view people have who have not traveled outside the United States as young children.” Remnick goes on to write that Jarrett viewed America “as one country among many, rather than as the center of all wisdom and experience.” Sounds like the president, all right.
    Jarrett was an early supporter of Obama’s political career. From her post at the nexus of Chicago business and politics, she was helpful in introducing the ambitious state senator to rich and well-connected figures. The association was not without embarrassment, however. Jarrett was an occasional collaborator with the developer Antoin Rezko, whose 2006 arrest for public corruption became a shallow pothole in Obama’s road to the White House. And Jarrett herself provided some bad headlines: In addition to her public burdens, she ran Habitat Co., which received taxpayer subsidies to manage low-income housing projects seemingly into the ground. The feds seized one complex in 2006; another, Grove Parc Plaza, was exposed as a decrepit slum by the Boston Globe in 2008
    The Chicago method was on full display after Obama defeated John McCain, when functionaries from across the state of Illinois lobbied for the president-elect’s now vacant Senate seat. Evidence released at the trial of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich reveals that Jarrett, who has never been elected to anything, wanted to replace her protégé in the Senate. This was something incoming chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was only too happy to make happen, since he had no desire for Jarrett to join the Obamas at the White House. But the president-elect overruled both advisers. He wanted Jarrett by his side. Later she became mistrustful of Emanuel when she learned that he had tried to sideline her.

    The feeling was mutual. One of Obama’s more flowery hagiographers, journalist Richard Wolffe, divides the administration into “revivalists,” who want the president to be true to the spirit of hope and change, and “survivalists,” who believe compromise is necessary in a divided country. Jarrett is the leader of the revivalists, and her fingerprints are on every blunder and boo-boo the White House has ever made. She bragged to a conference of leftwing bloggers that she had hired noted environmentalist and 9/11 Truther Van Jones, later forced to resign. She campaigned extensively for Obama to travel to Copenhagen and make the case for holding the 2016 summer games in Chicago before the International Olympic Committee. Obama took the trip; the IOC chose Rio. During this time Jarrett met with George Kaiser, the Obama bundler and investor whose solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra was up for a huge loan guarantee. Jarrett, according to government documents, was warned about Solyndra’s shaky finances on the eve of the president’s visit to the company’s facility in Fremont, California. Obama went anyway.
    One could be forgiven for thinking that the president tends to side with the revivalists because they feed his ego. Jarrett’s descriptions of Obama are adoring. “I knew the unique combination of leadership qualities that Barack has would push him to greatness,” she told Richard Wolffe. “They always have. Barack has this kind of a—what’s the way to describe it?—restless spirit.” Obama, she told Remnick, has “been bored to death his whole life. He’s just too talented to do what ordinary people do. He would never be satisfied with what other people do.” Fed a constant diet of words like these, is it any wonder Obama decided to press on with his health care overhaul after Scott Brown won in Massachusetts, refused any meaningful compromise with Republicans during last summer’s debt ceiling fight, and insisted on giving one “major” address after another even though they have done nothing to advance his agenda or salvage his underwater approval rating?

    The House is lost, Obama’s reelection looks dicey, but Jarrett is flying high. In one sense she is the most successful Obama courtier of them all: She has outlasted her rivals. Gibbs is gone. Internal clashes led to Emanuel’s sudden discovery that he had always wanted to be mayor of Chicago. Emanuel’s replacement, fellow Chicagoan Bill Daley (brother of Richie), was muscled out last week; word is he fought with Jarrett too. Her persistence is matched only by her tone-deafness. Wolffe describes the president’s first visit to Chicago after his inauguration. From the window of his helicopter Obama could see that his arrival had caused a major traffic jam. “We shouldn’t have come here in rush hour,” he reflected. This was too much for Jarrett. “You know what, Mr. President?” she said. “You may not be enjoying your new life, but I am.”

    Better enjoy it while it lasts—which won’t be for long if Obama continues to listen to his inept political fixer.

    Matthew Continetti is a contributing editor to The Weekly Standard and editor of the Washington Free Beacon.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/worst-white-house-aide_616736.html

  • Mrs. Smith

    We watched Brad Pitt’s new movie Moneyball- last night… You’ll never guess what-

    About half way through the movie, there is a scene where he is talking to his daughter in the kitchen and making her a sundae.

    The scene begins with Casey instructing him how to make the sundae then pans over to Brad for his response… You’ll never guess what his Hunter Green T-Shirt has emblazoned in uber large letters across his chest… PUMA!

    I laughed like crazy! He’s ONE of US! :-)

    GO BRAD!

  • Shadowfax

    nomobama
    January 15th, 2012 at 4:58 pm
    Here is the link, that provides the first portion of Larry Sinclair’s interview with the New Hampshire Herald newspaper.

    http://www.newhampshireherald.com/sinclairinterview.html

    —–
    Thanks for this link nomobama. This is more detailed than I have read before…I wish somone like Hannity would get it and talk about it. MO should see this article!

    Strange how none of those women that came out against Cain are speaking up since he left the race.

  • Mrs. Smith

    admin, please post the video at the Link-

    This is the first I’ve heard disgust in news anchor’s voices, ever, about Obama!
    ________________

    BOMBSHELL CBS REPORT:

    11 More Solyndras In Obama Energy Program.
    5 of them Going Bankrupt!

    Obama’s energy department didn’t stop with the failed crony company Solyndra. In total; the failing/failed ‘clean energy’ companies were collectively approved for $6.5 BILLION in federal (taxpayer) assistance.

    Five have filed for bankruptcy. The junk bond rated Beacon Power, Evergreen Solar, Spectra Watt, AES (a subsidiary of ‘Eastern Energy) and of course Solyndra.

    The others are not far behind; Nevada Geo Thermo (NGP) personally endorsed by Harry Reid, the recipient of $98.5 MILLION in loan guarantees, warns of multiple potential defaults, Sun Power received a $1.5 BILLION loan guarantee after a French oil company took it over, now owes more than it is worth, First Solar (the biggest S&P 500 loser in 2011) even though the CEO was forced out, taxpayers were forced to pony up $3 BILLION in loans.

    CBS News takes a look at 11 more Solyndras that were part of Obama’s Energy Program

    CBS video at link:

    http://libertynews.com/2012/01/15/bombshell-cbs-report-11-more-solyndras-in-obama-energy-program-5-going-bankrupt/

  • Mrs. Smith

    The doors have been flung open on the irresponsible Bernake and his dimwit assistant, Timothy Geithner. You wouldn’t trust either one of these dilettantes as house sitters never mind running the Federal Treasury…Lucy and Ethel could have done a better job. At least they eat their mistakes…
    _____________

    Fed’s image tarnished by newly released documents

    By Zachary A. Goldfarb,

    The leaders of the Federal Reserve went around the room saluting Alan Greenspan during his last day as chairman of the central bank. Then Timothy F. Geithner, the future Treasury secretary, made a prediction.

    “I’d like the record to show that I think you’re pretty terrific, too,” Geithner, who was president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, told Greenspan amid laughter on Jan. 31, 2006. “And thinking in terms of probabilities, I think the risk that we decide in the future that you’re even better than we think is higher than the alternative.”

    On Thursday, the Fed released transcripts of its meetings in 2006, offering a new window into what was on the minds of some of the nation’s top economic and financial thinkers just ahead of the financial crisis and subsequent great recession. The transcripts, which are customarily released after five years, show that Fed leaders, armed with the best economic data available, had little idea of what was looming less than two years off.

    Trusted to look toward the future and make decisions to keep the economy strong, they spent some of their time patting their leader on the back and even found time to joke about what turned out to be early-warning signs in the markets. While Fed officials — including several who are in key positions today — were aware that the nation’s rapid increase in housing prices was coming to an end, they significantly underestimated how much damage the popping of the real estate bubble would cause in the rest of the economy.

    more of the same at the link:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/greenspan-image-tarnished-by-newly-released-documents/2012/01/12/gIQAvh0mtP_print.html
    ________

    The speed at which these worrisome revelations are coming, it’s beginning to look as if Obama’s entire administration needs to be pink slipped and investigated.

  • Southern Born

    “The speed at which these worrisome revelations are coming, it’s beginning to look as if Obama’s entire administration needs to be pink slipped and investigated.”

    Why not go straight to the head of the snake and bring charges against him NOW?

    But BO would probably have to be rolling around on the WH lawn with Harry Reid and Joe Biden in a threesome in broad daylight for his activties to get even the tiniest bit of attention of the media. I can imagine the caption if some reporter happened to photograph the scene. The President, VP and Pres. of the Senate take time from their busy days to exercise and particpate in the First Lady’s Get Healty American campaign. The glistening firmness of the shirtless trio is evidence of their buffness. They eat their veggies.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Southern Born:

    “Why not go straight to the head of the snake and bring charges against him NOW?”
    __________

    They could, if he wasn’t the president. The Constitution affords the president immunity until he’s OUT of office. (This perc was given to the Executive Branch when the Founders crafted the Constitution as a way to balance power against the other 2 branches)

    Obama’s firewall is Eric Holder. If they can remove Holder and appoint a half way decent AG , then I would venture his days are numbered. However, it is the House’s responsibility to bring the charges if they feel they have enough proof implicating the president. That has been the problem all along- Holder stands between Obama and prosecution.

    If the accumulated evidence they have right now is enough to warrant an investigation, I think they could go forward if they feel the evidence rises to the level of High Crimes and Misdemeanors.

    Just guessing here- I think they need a witness to stand up and point a finger implicating Obama directly. Someone close to the situation who will turn states evidence in return for immunity from prosecution giving testimony on the stand under oath against him.

    Timing is everything- the Repubs may be waiting to get their nominee in place before tackling an Impeachment debacle.

  • Southern Born

    So Janet Reno was not a firewall for Bill Clinton?

    Is there any doubt in anyone’s mind that Obama’s behavior is in the High Crimes…forget about the Misdemeanors category?

    I hope you are right, Mrs. Smith. TIMING is everything and it will happen just not right now but some time SOON.

    So would a special prosecutor have to be appointed if the House was even thinking about going after BO for all he has done?

    Is Issa going to do anything with Fast and Furious or is he going to let it drop?

  • JanH

    turndownobama
    January 15th, 2012 at 3:29 pm
    @ lorac and others who have just joined the discussion:

    —————–

    Er…what discussion? Oh you mean the zillion of posts you have made in the past few days in order to take over the site?

    Once again God…er…you have spoken!

    Now I’m asking you to back off and let our people go. Learn to agree to disagree with everyone and stop the madness…puhleeze!

  • turndownobama

    lorac said:
    It can just mean they haven’t needed (for whatEVER reason) photo ID right now in their life. If a law passes that they need photo ID to vote, and they WANT to vote, they’ll get the dang ID.

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

    I think this point would apply better to the idea that some people are not registered because they “don’t want to vote.” So far, registering is much easier than getting a photo ID. Even if someone had never wanted to vote previously, at any time they may decide to register and vote. The difficulty of getting a photo ID is a larger obstacle than needing to register.

    Actually, not being currently registered doesn’t mean someone doesn’t “want to vote.” There are many reasons that a past voter may be dropped from the roll of registered voters. Moving, change of name — or bureaucratic error that they have no way of knowing about.

  • Shadowfax

    Another one bites the dust….

    ABC News’ Michael Falcone reports:
    Jon Huntsman will drop out of the Republican presidential race  on Monday, a campaign spokesman told ABC News.
    A source close to the Huntsman campaign said the former ambassador to China and Utah governor was “proud of the race that he ran” but “did not want to stand in the way” of rival Mitt Romney, the current front-runner for the Republican nomination.
    Huntsman plans to endorse Romney at an 11 a.m. press conference Monday in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

  • moononpluto

    John Huntsman has probably been offered something in a Romney administration, i’m guessing Romney offered him Ssecretary of State, if Romney wins. This is basically to push a blowout for Romney in SC to put an end to the race.

  • Mrs. Smith

    A Big spotlight needs to be shined on this Iranian cockroach- Long but good read, if we are to understand what we are up against-
    _______________

    The Worst White House Aide

    Valerie Jarrett’s perfect record . . . for giving bad advice.

    If for nothing else, Jodi Kantor’s The Obamas will be remembered for an anecdote from 2010. After he spent hours disputing an allegation in the French media that Michelle Obama thought life in the White House was “hell,” press secretary Robert Gibbs encountered senior adviser Valerie Jarrett. She told him the first lady was unhappy with his work. Gibbs exploded in a rage, informing Jarrett that she didn’t “know what the f— you’re talking about” and that if Mrs. Obama was displeased, well, “f— her too.” Subsequent relations between the senior adviser and press secretary were strained. Gibbs told Kantor he stopped taking Jarrett seriously “as an adviser to the president of the United States.”

    t’s about time. Many have wondered—and the Washington Post asked last year—“What, exactly, does Valerie Jarrett do?” No one has a clear answer. Whatever she does, the U.S. taxpayer pays her $172,200 a year to do it. A confidante of the Obamas for more than two decades, variously described as the president’s “closest adviser” and a member of the “innermost ring” of influence, Jarrett clearly has the first couple’s ears. She seems to function as a sort of third party to the Obama marriage, guarding the president and his wife from bad news and outside influence while meeting with Lady Gaga. Her lack of any national political experience whatsoever—she had never been to Iowa before Obama competed there three years ago—has not prevented her from shaping the White House’s political strategy and influencing economic and foreign policies. One might liken her to Don Corleone’s consigliere Tom Hagen, bedecked in a designer shawl, except Hagen gave better advice.

    What Valerie Jarrett does best is represent the Obama administration in microcosm. She embodies its insularity, its cronyism, its cluelessness. Born in Iran to a prominent African-American family from Chicago, she took degrees at Stanford and Michigan Law. She worked briefly as a corporate lawyer but hated every moment. So she decided to “give back,” which is Chicago code for cashing in. She campaigned for Harold Washington, Chicago’s first black mayor, and worked for him in the corporation counsel’s office. Washington died in 1987, but Jarrett remained in government, working for his successor, Mayor Richard M. “Richie” Daley, son of legendary boss Richard J. Daley. It was all upward from there.

    Before long Jarrett stood at the intersection of private interest and public power. She became Daley’s deputy chief of staff and was later appointed to various boards and quasi-governmental agencies that award lucrative contracts—the Chicago Transit Board, the Commission for Planning and Development for the City of Chicago, the University of Chicago Medical Center, and so on. Her social standing, combined with her positions in government and her well-compensated seats on the boards of many companies, magnified Jarrett’s power. She knew everybody. Everybody wanted to know her.

    In 1991, another disillusioned attorney, Michelle Robinson, applied for a job in Mayor Daley’s office. Jarrett interviewed her. The two women were instant friends. Before accepting the position, however, Robinson made an unusual request: Would Jarrett mind having dinner with her and her fiancé, Barack Obama? Jarrett accepted, and she has never been far from the couple since.

    President Obama, who grew up partly in Indonesia, seems to be drawn to Americans who have spent considerable time abroad, who feel askew in their native land. Jarrett told author David Remnick that the reason she bonded with Barack Obama was that “he and I shared a view of where the United States fit in the world, which is often different from the view people have who have not traveled outside the United States as young children.” Remnick goes on to write that Jarrett viewed America “as one country among many, rather than as the center of all wisdom and experience.” Sounds like the president, all right.

    Jarrett was an early supporter of Obama’s political career. From her post at the nexus of Chicago business and politics, she was helpful in introducing the ambitious state senator to rich and well-connected figures. The association was not without embarrassment, however. Jarrett was an occasional collaborator with the developer Antoin Rezko, whose 2006 arrest for public corruption became a shallow pothole in Obama’s road to the White House. And Jarrett herself provided some bad headlines: In addition to her public burdens, she ran Habitat Co., which received taxpayer subsidies to manage low-income housing projects seemingly into the ground. The feds seized one complex in 2006; another, Grove Parc Plaza, was exposed as a decrepit slum by the Boston Globe in 2008.

    The Chicago method was on full display after Obama defeated John McCain, when functionaries from across the state of Illinois lobbied for the president-elect’s now vacant Senate seat. Evidence released at the trial of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich reveals that Jarrett, who has never been elected to anything, wanted to replace her protégé in the Senate. This was something incoming chief of staff Rahm Emanuel was only too happy to make happen, since he had no desire for Jarrett to join the Obamas at the White House. But the president-elect overruled both advisers. He wanted Jarrett by his side. Later she became mistrustful of Emanuel when she learned that he had tried to sideline her.

    The feeling was mutual. One of Obama’s more flowery hagiographers, journalist Richard Wolffe, divides the administration into “revivalists,” who want the president to be true to the spirit of hope and change, and “survivalists,” who believe compromise is necessary in a divided country. Jarrett is the leader of the revivalists, and her fingerprints are on every blunder and boo-boo the White House has ever made. She bragged to a conference of leftwing bloggers that she had hired noted environmentalist and 9/11 Truther Van Jones, later forced to resign. She campaigned extensively for Obama to travel to Copenhagen and make the case for holding the 2016 summer games in Chicago before the International Olympic Committee. Obama took the trip; the IOC chose Rio. During this time Jarrett met with George Kaiser, the Obama bundler and investor whose solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra was up for a huge loan guarantee. Jarrett, according to government documents, was warned about Solyndra’s shaky finances on the eve of the president’s visit to the company’s facility in Fremont, California. Obama went anyway.

    One could be forgiven for thinking that the president tends to side with the revivalists because they feed his ego. Jarrett’s descriptions of Obama are adoring. “I knew the unique combination of leadership qualities that Barack has would push him to greatness,” she told Richard Wolffe. “They always have. Barack has this kind of a—what’s the way to describe it?—restless spirit.” Obama, she told Remnick, has “been bored to death his whole life. He’s just too talented to do what ordinary people do. He would never be satisfied with what other people do.” Fed a constant diet of words like these, is it any wonder Obama decided to press on with his health care overhaul after Scott Brown won in Massachusetts, refused any meaningful compromise with Republicans during last summer’s debt ceiling fight, and insisted on giving one “major” address after another even though they have done nothing to advance his agenda or salvage his underwater approval rating?

    The House is lost, Obama’s reelection looks dicey, but Jarrett is flying high. In one sense she is the most successful Obama courtier of them all: She has outlasted her rivals. Gibbs is gone. Internal clashes led to Emanuel’s sudden discovery that he had always wanted to be mayor of Chicago. Emanuel’s replacement, fellow Chicagoan Bill Daley (brother of Richie), was muscled out last week; word is he fought with Jarrett too. Her persistence is matched only by her tone-deafness. Wolffe describes the president’s first visit to Chicago after his inauguration. From the window of his helicopter Obama could see that his arrival had caused a major traffic jam. “We shouldn’t have come here in rush hour,” he reflected. This was too much for Jarrett. “You know what, Mr. President?” she said. “You may not be enjoying your new life, but I am.”

    Better enjoy it while it lasts—which won’t be for long if Obama continues to listen to his inept political fixer.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/worst-white-house-aide_616736.html?nopager=1

  • Mrs. Smith

    admin.. again- so soon? Another post caught in the spam filter. Please fish it out..
    Trigger word must be Mrs Smith…

  • holdthemaccountable

    admin January 15th, 2012 at 4:27 pm How desperate and worried is the committee to re elect the president
    ——————–
    From the link there:
    “And when collection baskets were passed along the pews, the president placed “what looked like a white envelope” in a basket.” Maybe there are some Presidential coins in that envelope. Like the ones he and MO left at Fort Hood for each victim.
    &
    I forced myself to watch a bit of PBS Bill Moyer’s Need to Know (I think that the show’s name). They were interviewing at Zucotti Park. Picked older people in suits who looked a little more respectable. One named two of the worst Congressional offenders: McConnell & Boehner. One from the Senate, one from the House, and both Republicans.

    Guess I may as well report this morning’s nooze did not include anything about MeMe’s racial rant, but Juan Williams is following up on the theme at The Hill.

  • moononpluto

    I’m renaming you Spamela Smith. That filter hates you for some reason.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Southern Born
    January 15th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    So Janet Reno was not a firewall for Bill Clinton?
    _________

    Apparently not! I don’t remember exactly if Reno was BC’s 2nd or 3rd choice for attorney general. He couldn’t get senate approval for his first choice for AG and I don’t remember who his first choice was…I was new to politics then and didn’t mentally archive the whole scenario… good google question though…

    Reno was a coward- To me she had become a hard person to like being so fearful of powerful Neocons.. she wasn’t a ‘stand up’ and fight individual. She was dealing with a chronic debilitating illness and was not in any shape to handle this type of stress. Easier to roll over and let everyone else figure it out.

    In hindsight, even BC has come a long way since 92′, as well as myself, understanding the viciousness and bloodsport of politics. If he had known what he was in for- Impeachment.. He might have played his cards differently. Bill gave up his Presidential immunity to prosecution after years of persecution by Republicans and their Special prosecutors investigating both Clintons. Costing mega millions of Tax Payer dollars producing nothing in the way of wrongdoing.

    TG- He and Hillary are both good lawyers. I marveled at BC being able to handle the world’s problems with the constant daily headlines hammering him in the newspapers and msnbc.. Thats when I learned a new word
    “compartmentalize”. He was able to do that to his benefit which in my own life has come in handy during times of exceptional stress. yeah, it really does keep you sane-

    The bottom line here is Bob Dole talked BC into giving up his presidential immunity.. and for me, became an axiom I sometimes forget..

    “never TRUST a Republican.”

  • Mrs. Smith

    moononpluto
    January 16th, 2012 at 7:45 am

    I’m renaming you Spamela Smith. That filter hates you for some reason.
    _______________

    Designating the filter female… the usual female affectation… jealousy. :)

  • Mrs. Smith

    moononpluto
    January 16th, 2012 at 7:45 am

    I posted a good article about Valerie Jarrett I thought everyone would want to read..absorbing the full impact of the Obama admin.. through their eyes..

    If you want to read it in it’s entirety, you can read it here:

    PUMAS UNLEASHED

  • Mrs. Smith

    Oh Boy- hardball…

    try this:

    http://pumasunleashed.wordpress.com/

  • holdthemaccountable

    Harry will use the Tea Party for any purpose whatsoever:
    “I think the tea party’s dying out as the economy’s getting better slowly,” he added.
    http://dailycaller.com/2012/01/15/harry-reid-the-tea-partys-dying-out-as-the-economys-getting-better-slowly-video/

  • nomobama

    Mrs. Smith, Thanks for the link to the Valerie Jarrett story. She is as creepy as they come. If Bill Daley couldn’t control that grifter, I wonder who can? I have to wonder if the Gang of Three (BO, MO, VJ) will ever be exposed for treason? If so, I hope that the punishment is appropriate.

  • jbstonesfan

    I love it when they try to portray themselves as church going, g-d fearing, people. They sat in the pews of one of the most hostile congregations for 20 years and got a big pass/praise by MSM for his so called race speech. All the while they played the race card against Hillary and more so against Bill, who uncharacteristically, took it hook, line, and sinker in S. C.

  • Shadowfax

    I think Newt’s flip flop on being the Raygunesk candidate that doesn’t attack fellow Rethugs, then has his superpac make a 28 minute hit piece on Wilber…info in that video will be used by Barry to attack Mitt later in the general election…this move will be seen as the biggest sin of the election if the Retugs do not win the 2012 election.

    Newt could have been the smartest in the group of candidates, but this proves that when it comes to big picture intelligence…he falls short. Best not to have this short term thinker as our Pres.

  • Mrs. Smith

    thanks, nomobama- heres a post for you “stony”with a good three pg analysis I think you will like:
    ________________

    A Very Beatable President

    But the GOP can still blow it.

    We are a little over 10 months from Election Day, and the Christmas hope of many conservatives is that voters next November will deliver a decisive rebuke to President Barack Obama. Obviously, a lot can happen in 10 months. Nevertheless, many of the fundamentals of the race are already in place. And the news is not good for the president.

    Horse race polls are of limited value this far from Election Day. The 10 to 15 percent of the electorate in the middle—the slice of voters who swing elections—aren’t paying much attention. Sometimes these voters do not make a decision until the very last minute, as was the case in the 1980 campaign between Ronald Reagan and Jimmy Carter.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/very-beatable-president_613473.html

  • jbstonesfan

    encouraging but never underestimate the GOP for stupidity….they should win this things hands down, but have ripped apart their best candidate and the real right wing nuts will have a hard time voting for Mitt.

  • JanH

    Group spends $6 million linking Obama to Solyndra in ad

    CNN’s Kevin Liptak

    (CNN) – A conservative group announced Monday they were spending millions to spotlight President Barack Obama’s involvement in the failed green energy firm Solyndra, which received loan guarantees from the federal government before it declared bankruptcy.

    Americans for Prosperity said they spent $6 million to run the minute-long spot in the battleground states of Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, Wisconsin, Virginia and Iowa. The ad began airing Monday.

    see below…

    Obama Sacrifices Pawns for Politics




  • holdthemaccountable

    Here’s a video that is easy to understand. Hope Americans For Prosperity can afford to make it go viral on the teevee.
    Obama Sacrifices Pawns for Politics
    Uploaded on Jan 13, 2012 Americans for Prosperity exposes the outrageous cronyism and disregard for American taxpayers in the growing Solyndra scandal.



  • holdthemaccountable

    Video. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Missouri) on getting something done about high black unemployment: “A white president, frankly, could be pushed a great deal more than we would push President Obama because nobody would accuse him or her of having partiality towards African-Americans. So its a tough spot and it also mean we still have a long way to go in terms of race relations in this country and the President has, I think, moved through these troubled waters about as well as any African-American could become the first black president.”
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/01/16/rep_cleaver_white_president_could_be_pushed_more_than_what_we_would_push_obama_to_do.html

    So, is Rep. Cleaver saying he’s easy on Obama so as not to force Obama into speaking harshly of AA’s? AG Eric Holder had a similar moment a number of months back. Dear Geraldine Ferrarro must be restless in her grave about now. Time to refresh some memories.

  • Mrs. Smith

    SC Debate tonight- again…

    MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The first live South Carolina GOP Presidential Primary Debate with all five remaining candidates: Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, and Newt Gingrich, will air on Fox News tonight at 9 p.m. E.S.T. (The Associated Press is reporting that Jon Huntsman will announce his withdrawal from the race later today).

  • Mrs. Smith

    “A white president, frankly, could be pushed a great deal more than we would push President Obama because nobody would accuse him or her of having partiality towards African-Americans. So its a tough spot and it also mean we still have a long way to go in terms of race relations in this country and the President has, I think, moved through these troubled waters about as well as any African-American could become the first black president.”
    ___________

    Cleaver needs a reality slap. I’m not smellin what he’s steppin-in if he thinks we’re buying his crap!

    I don’t believe Obama thinks like AA’s do who were born here. Obama thinks he is above American born Blacks. He’s always felt special that he is somehow better than Blk Americans chosen as a member of the elites of color..

  • Southern Born

    Mark Levin on NEIL CAVOTO just said that Barack Obama is a Marxist.

  • Southern Born

    “Cleaver needs a reality slap. I’m not smellin what he’s steppin-in if he thinks we’re buying his crap!

    I don’t believe Obama thinks like AA’s do who were born here. Obama thinks he is above American born Blacks. He’s always felt special that he is somehow better than Blk Americans chosen as a member of the elites of color..”

    Yes, indeed. You nailed that one exactly.

  • Mrs. Smith

    please post this video…

    this used to be our reality we took for granted-




  • Mrs. Smith

    Southern Born
    January 16th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Cleaver must feel the restlessness building in his AA constituency. He’s making excuses for Obama. I don’t believe a thinking man will buy it either.

  • admin

    Amazing. If it is a white president the claim is they don’t care enough because they are white. If it is a black president he is excused because he is black. Just amazing.

    Meanwhile Newsweek says Michelle is attacked by racists:

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/01/13/michelle-obama-confronts-racial-stereotypes-in-white-house-tell-all.html

    The fact that a conversation about the attitude and disposition of Mrs. Obama remains such a hot-button topic is a major disappointment for those who thought times would change after her husband’s election in 2008. Many in the African-American community were certain the mere presence of Michelle Obama on the international stage would effect perceptions of black women worldwide.

    Surely it would be impossible to ignore the grace, charm and intellect of the 5’11” Chicago native, with her Harvard Law degree, committed marriage, and two young daughters. Society would come to realize that Michelle Obama was not the exception but more often the rule in the black community. Magazines would have covers featuring women of all hues and Hollywood would expand storylines to offer more detailed and diverse descriptions of women of color. Terms such as “angry black woman’’ would die a fitting and long overdue death.

    “The looming shadow of racism is always there and it’s very sad,’’ says Mikki Taylor, a former editor at Essence and author of Commander in Chic, about Michelle Obama. “Who was more feisty than Barbara Bush? Laura Bush always spoke her mind, but Michelle Obama takes the heat for being an independent-thinking woman. It’s so clearly based on race and backward ways of thinking.’’

    The Obamas are treacherous and Barack is also a boob – something the race-baiters will not acknowledge because to do so destroys their worldview.

  • turndownobama

    Obama thinks he is above American born Blacks.

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

    Aww, he’s not being nationalist. He thinks he’s above everybody.

  • Mrs. Smith

    What a difference with those videos posted-

    when you just see the title, you aren’t getting the full effect the visualization is meant to impart…

    “a picture is worth a thousand words” is so True…
    ……….

    Here is another video needing some help:



    I posted the President Clinton video first for a stark comparison to the divisive talking points in Jarret’s latest video.

  • Mrs. Smith

    January 16, 2012 7:43 pm

    Capitalism in crisis: Perilous path to prosperity

    As the West sinks, Eastern economies soar..

    A few years ago, it would have been difficult, if not impossible, to imagine European leaders, begging bowl in hand, turning to China for a financial bailout. Equally, few would have predicted that Chinese leaders visiting Washington would publicly berate US policymakers about their mismanagement of the world’s biggest economy. But the world has changed. The implosion in 2008 of the financial system in the US and Europe and last year’s European sovereign debt crisis have accelerated the shift of economic momentum to Asia.

    In 2012, the US and Europe are likely to be flirting with recession for much of the time. Barring a hard landing in China, Asia-ex Japan should continue to clip along nicely at around 7 per cent, according to most economists.

    http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/1d92589a-3090-11e1-9436-00144feabdc0.html#axzz1jfFCTAcg

  • admin

    NEW ARTICLE IS UP.

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