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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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Fractured Fairy Tales – Obama State Of The Union

Barack Obama will attack the nation tonight with a rising sea of useless words. We have fortified ourselves for the past few weeks with various potions designed to fight nausea in preparation for tonight. Yup, it’s State of the Union night and we will watch and laugh.



What will we be watching for? Anyone who watches Obama give a speech and takes it seriously is not, well… serious. The man is a clod always at the ready to back slap, bamboozle and bore. There are things to watch for that are important though.

Tina Korbe, a Republican/conservative makes sense when she writes: “To know what the president plans to say tonight, take a look at the guest list.” The problem with that analysis however is that it dignifies with some seriousness the Boob’s speech tonight.

Rather than pay attention to guests or words we think a wiser investment of time will be to watch what they wear. We written this before and it always proves to be a valuable lesson.

First up, watch to see what tie Obama wears. Obama’s choice of clothes is limited unless he becomes a fashion maverick and chooses a Kilt or a Muumuu. Obama wants to project an air of vigor, manliness, virility, engagement, and strength. But to do that Obama will have to have put on more makeup than a French trollop hooking for clients.

Obama will choose a suitable tie to get him to look young and happening. Grey hairs, which he used to dye, will make him look more frail than Ron Paul after a long jog. But Obama does want to look young to fool the young ones into thinking he is one of them so he will darken the follicles just a touch.

We’ve written this before and it bears repeating tonight:

“Another big concern for tonight will be whether to wear a red or a blue necktie. We’re betting he will wear blue in order to make the verbiage more palatable to Obama Dimocrats. However, the history of Obama’s neck-wear is that he will go with red because it makes him feel more manly.”

Michelle Obama of course will be the one to watch. In fact this State of the Union will for her be more about the state of her union, or lack thereof, with her “stinky” hubby. The book The Obamas has Mary Todd and her Abe on edge. What to do? What to do?

In years past we noted that Michelle wears cocktail dresses and sleeveless outfits no matter if it is colder outside than her heart. But this year there is a problem, that darn book.

In the book The Obamas much of our reporting is confirmed yet again. The life “high on the hog” is what Michelle wants. Her extravagant trips to Marbella, Spain, her Lanvin sneakers to homeless events, her anger, Robert Gibbs telling her to “f*ck” off, all contribute to the likelihood that Michelle Obama will stun the nation and wear something sensible with long sleeves.

Michelle Obama must wear sensible clothes appropriate to the event and to the weather because hubby needs her to appear human. If Michelle wears one of her usual outré and garish horrors, then bolt the door – she is telling Barack and his campaign to “f*ck off.”

If Michelle does wear a reasonable outfit then it means she has locked her lantern jaw and is ready to do what it takes to help “stinky.”

That’s about all you are going to get tonight. The rest will be TelePrompTer hogwash. Sound and fury, signifying nothing.

We do have to compliment the Republicans for one thing tonight. Republicans released an ad on the State of the Union and Barack the Boob and Bill Clinton is frequently heard:



Republicans are beginning to take our advice and utilizing the Clintons to wage war against Obama. As we have written many times before Obama has been waging a war against Bill and Hillary Clinton. We’ll discuss that war in our next article and that Ryan Lizza article too.

Now take your Dramamine and watch Obama lie to the nation in this election year.

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263 comments to Fractured Fairy Tales – Obama State Of The Union

  • admin

    Bolt the door! Michelle is wearing an electric blue cocktail dress, sleeveless, which tells the campaign to “f*ck off, I’ll do what I want.”

    “Stinky” is in a red tie.

  • rgb44hrc

    rgb44hrc
    January 24th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    I didn’t just “forget to tune in” to the SOTU, I turned it off before I had to see one second more of his face (I saw Hillary for a sec, that was pleasant).

    Nope, I am not going to waste this hour.

    Not sayin’ the rest of us here shouldn’t tune in and monitor what Pres. Slimebag will spew out, I watched more than one SOTU with W. (yelling the whole time).

    God, I HATE this douche.

  • rgb44hrc

    I didn’t just “forget to tune in” to the SOTU, I turned it off before I had to see one second more of his face (I saw Hillary for a sec, that was pleasant).

    Nope, I am not going to waste this hour.

    Not sayin’ the rest of us here shouldn’t tune in and monitor what Pres. Slimebag will spew out, I watched more than one SOTU with W. (yelling the whole time).

    God, I HATE this douche.

  • admin

    More Fractured Fairy Tales:

  • rgb44hrc

    sorry about the dupe.

  • admin

    Osama Bin Laden is no longer a threat to this country, says “stinky”. But Barack Obama is still a threat to this country.

  • admin

    We need more Dramamine already.

  • admin

    Grecian Formula? “Stinky” looks less grey tonight.

  • admin

    Obama won’t accept responsibility for the bailouts and TARP but he wants to lecture the nation on “the facts”.

  • admin

    Obama is saying that there are so many jobs and he is fighting the deficit too. Amazing. Now he says he is going to grow a pair.

  • mcnorman

    Before she walked out, there was the “do you think this makes my bum look bigger” moment.




  • admin

    Now the clunker-in-chief defends cash for clunkers.

  • admin

    Obama takes credit for Ford Motor Company doing well, but Ford did not take Obama bailouts.

  • admin

    Now he wants changes to the tax code? It must be an election year.

  • admin

    He says he’ll go anywhere in the world to open up markets. But he’s been all over the world already and guess what? No new markets.

  • admin

    In an election year he is going to start investigating countries that engage in unfair trading practices. In other words, more government paid jobs for his cronies in an election year.

  • admin

    Reading ahead in the transcript, get ready for a new website. Obama loves websites for people to go to when they don’t have jobs.

  • jbstonesfan

    Hillary got a warm welcome and most rushed to greet her. It was, however,
    Sickening watching her shake hands with Kerry and have Barry kiss her .

  • jbstonesfan

    Is that Michelle’s real hair or a wig? It looks pretty good tonight.

  • admin

    The Dramamine we’re taking isn’t working.

  • admin

    He’s threatening colleges and universities??? Lower tuition or else? What’s he on?

  • mcnorman

    Oh, I don’t know admin. I’ve been playing along with the drinking game. ITS THE STATE OF THE UNION OMGWTFBBQ!!!1!!one!!!

    http://nakeddc.com/2012/01/24/its-the-state-of-the-union-omgwtfbbq1one/

  • Southern Born

    Does the color on our TV need tuning or does BO’s make up make him look kinda yellow? His coloring is off. Maybe he needs ME-chelle’s make up artist work on him next time.

  • jbstonesfan

    So far very uneventful….tingles must be nervous.

  • AmericanGal

    If you read the text version, at the end of the speech he refers to Hillary as “the woman who ran against me for president”. You’d think he could at least refer to her by her title…

  • admin

    Southern Born, that’s why he wore the red tie. Imagine a yellow tie. He would look like a Van Gogh sunflower painting.

  • admin

    Obama just made his defense of Solyndra crony capitalism.

  • Southern Born

    Admin, :smile: But BO is more likely a pansy than a sunflower.

  • Shadowfax

    I thought I was going to come home and just read comments by admin on the Hope and Change speech part 147….but freakin’ Fox is covering oit too……gack.

  • admin

    Now he says “no bailouts.” Now he calls for responsibility. It reminds us of Perry’s question, “Are you better off today than you were four Trillion dollars ago.?”

  • Mrs. Smith

    Just tuning in-

    Timmy doesn’t disappoint.

    He always looks like he just rolled out of bed! Sitting up front with his purple people eater tie on!

  • admin

    AmericanGal, thanks. We’ll include that in our next article. That’ his nasty little way of hitting Hillary.

  • Southern Born

    Speaker Bohner’s face looks like a big pile of dog poop just landed in front of him…oh, wait, maybe it did.

  • Mrs. Smith

    I read today, BO is going to be asking for more Stimulus/Bribery money soon-

  • Shadowfax

    Does he pay Joe to laugh at his bad milk jokes……

    We are never going to bail out any more…yes, that was a STUPID mistake that is on the backs of tax payers….

  • admin

    Obama is turning loose fast-and-furious Holder to investigate what happened three years ago.

  • Shadowfax

    Did he promise pink unicorns yet?

    How much free stuff will we get from Barry?

  • Shadowfax

    Oh, that’s why Buffet’s sec. Got a free seat up front.

  • Mrs. Smith

    SB- You mean Obama looks a little Jaundiced?

  • Shadowfax

    Tax raises on the rich, Boner is gonna start to cry now.

  • Shadowfax

    Who’s counting the blinks?

  • Southern Born

    Well, Mrs. Smith, I can’t decide if he is a little jaundiced or if it is a really bad make-up job. The color of his hands seem normal ut he looks really yellow. And without the red tie he might look like a yellow sunflower as Admin suggested.

  • Has the Crooner in Chief belted out a few tunes yet?

  • admin

    “Washington is broken.” Didn’t he run in 2008 on fixing Washington? Where’s the HOPE? Where’s the CHANGE?

  • Southern Born

    I can’t remember when I’ve ever seen Hillary wear total black to a SOTU address? Wonder if that is significant?

  • Mrs. Smith

    Southern Born
    January 24th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Obama looks like HE has the spray tan against Bohner’s perennial sun tan-

    I have the sound turned off- I didn’t hear a thing he said- I did catch Hillary at the opening of the ‘show.’

    She looked marvelous- Greeting Gaby and giving her a going away hug- Her hair sparkled like a diamond.. and the narrow headband set her do off perfectly.

  • Southern Born

    Hillary does NOT look happy.

  • admin

    It is still amazing how often Obama utilizes “I” and “my”. State of the Union speeches used to be about the country. On occasion the president would say “I will send to Congress legislation to…” But with Obama the “I” and the “my” are everywhere.

  • Southern Born

    Who’s the woman with the bad hairdo sitting next to ME-chelle?

  • Southern Born

    Now he is reliving the Osama bin Laden take down. Some of the Seals may have been Reps and some may have Dems, it didn’t matter BO said.

  • AmericanGal

    Did you see Hillary’s response when Obama referred to her as “a woman who ran against me for President”

  • Mrs. Smith

    admin
    January 24th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    It’s when he uses the phrase “my” White House that really ticks me off! The dictator dictating his phoney agenda to the sleeping masses.

  • admin

    Our crate of Dramamine bottles is empty. One more second of Obama and stomachs would not last.

  • AmericanGal

    I had the speech on with the sound off and it even looked boring visually. Obama didn’t look fired up at all

  • Southern Born

    OH NO! Hillary just told BO that that was the best speech.

  • Shadowfax

    Oh Hillary looks bored and pissed at all his false promises.

  • jbstonesfan

    I saw that!!!!!!!!!!

  • mcnorman

    @Southern Born

    Not sure, but I think that is Warren Buffet’s secretary. You know, the one that pays more in taxes than he does. Not watching, but she was supposed to have been invited to sit with Moo.

  • Shadowfax

    Southern Born

    OH NO! Hillary just told BO that that was the best speech.

    ——–
    She knows he won’t keep these promises….nice words….that’t all he’s got.

  • S

    anyone catch pelosi’s comments today re G “Newt won’t be president,there is something I know” really?

    …if the choice is between who would make the best president out of O, R, and G…the best chance of getting things done, even if boring, is R…

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

    kudos to anyone who sat thru that, speaking of boring, deserves a stiff cocktail of their choice…make that a double…

  • jbstonesfan

    The guy talking now makes Romney look exciting.

  • AmericanGal

    The GOP guy looks like my dentist–about as interesting a speaker as well..

  • Shadowfax

    Speaking of Nasty, seemed strange not seeing her pop up like a Jack in the Box over Dear Leaders speech.

    Instead, Boner looked ticked and bored.

  • Shadowfax

    Yea, that GOP guy is the one they wanted to run for Prez….poor guy is so milk toast I just…………zzzzzzzzz

  • Shadowfax

    Raised eyebrows is the most dramatic part of his speech………zzzzzzzzzzz

  • admin

    Hillary Clinton: Best speech ever. Bazinga!

  • S

    re: Gingrich constantly bringing up Reagan…

    i kept waiting for someone…romney, Santorum, even Paul to say to G:

    “I knew Ronald Reagan…and you are NO Ronald Reagan”

    and one of them…Santorum could have even thrown in the dig that Clinton cleaned your clock and you failed your repub team…to G when he keeps trying to take credit for Clinton’s admin…(while G lurched and conspired trying to throw him out of office…)

  • Southern Born

    “I knew Ronald Reagan…and you are NO Ronald Reagan”

    I have thought the exact same thing, S.

  • S

    I thought it was you that mentioned the Reagan reference earlier…i wasn’t sure, I have been catching up

  • Betty

    I couldn’t watch the whole speech, just checked in from time to time. Obama looked green on my tv, I kept looking at other peoples skin tones and theirs seemed normal. Couldn’t help but think of the insider guy.

    I saw Hillary when she first came in greeting Kerry and she looked happy but then I saw her two other times and she looked pissed. Specially the shot where she is so slowly clapping – what happened?

  • rodeconn

    To be honest I haven’t watched a single republican debate….these guys are all so boring….wait I think I watched the first one.

    The one with Bachmann and her 23 children….geez, the guys are so boring….Trump is the only thing that was half way interesting this season…

    The I N C (idiot n chief) was so boring tonight and was telling so many fairytales I turned him off…if this keeps up I doubt I’ll be able to get enough energy to get off the couch and vote this year….

    To think I lived, ate and breathed politics in 07′, 08′ and some of this idiots term….I just can’t believe I can’t get it up for these boneheads running…on either side…disgraceful!

    Trouble is we only believe one person and she’s not running….the rest are paid monkeys….

  • rodeconn

    Its pretty bad when the only thing interesting at the SOTU was whether Hillary looked happy, pist, or clapped slowly or vigorously….geez…have we all given up or WHAT?

  • S

    rodeconn
    January 25th, 2012 at 12:08 am

    ….geez, the guys are so boring….
    *****************************************

    that about says it…all of them…the way i see it…

    if it is O vs G…it amounts to from bad to worse…

    if it is O vs R…there will be one smart…and boring…adult in the room…like Father Knows Best in the house…

  • S

    check that…

    if it is O vs G…it amounts to from VERY, very, very, very, very, bad to worse…

  • S

    …been thinking about that Pelosi statement about G…and think it might be linked with the attack R hit G with when he went beyond Fannie Mack and on to “influence peddeling” between Newt, with his other “small” companies and approaching republican congressman…there is something there…there…

    someone as “meek and mild mannered” as R does not throw around an “influence peddaling” charge if there isn’t smoke and fire…metaphorically speaking…

  • S

    also…Basil99…thank you for that bio material on R…it was interesting…bottom line…this guy isn’t a fighter…he is more of a humble, optimistic, ‘happy’, self confidant man who excels at what he does…more as someone who puts things together – good example, The Olympics…that is a massive undertaking…the markings of a leader…his style is not to go out there and insult and throw bombs …he is more of a builder than bomb thrower…if he catches a break i contend he can beat O…

    Kristen Powers stated the stats tonight and R beats O with independents by I think 30 points…my impression is that common sense independents and moderate repubs will not vote for G and rather will suffer threw 4 more years of the devil they know rather than the devil who is psycho…and too damn growling angry…spare us from 4 years of that voice that was described earlier (Shadowfax? SB?) …and the drama…

  • ShortTermer

    What was all that kissy kissy sh!t? Sickening. So disingenuous.

  • Mrs. Smith

    YAY! YES!
    _________________

    NAVY SEALS RESCUE AMERICAN HOSTAGE IN SOMALIA IN OVERNIGHT RAID

    By Jim Miklaszewski, NBC News chief Pentagon correspondent

    WASHINGTON — In a daring nighttime raid Tuesday, U.S. Navy SEALs rescued two hostages, including one American, who were being held by kidnappers in Somalia, U.S. officials tell NBC News.

    American Jessica Buchanan, 32, and a 60-year-old Dane, Poul Thisted, were working for a Danish relief organization in northern Somalia when they were kidnapped last October. U.S. officials described their kidnappers as heavily armed common criminals with no known ties to any organized militant group.

    According to the U.S. officials, two teams of Navy SEALs landed by helicopter near the compound where the two hostages were being held. As the SEALS approached the compound on foot gunfire broke out, the U.S. officials said, and several of the militants were reportedly killed. There is no word that any of the Americans were wounded.

    The SEALs gathered up Buchanan and Thisted, loaded them onto the helicopters and flew them to safety at an undisclosed location. The two hostages were not injured during the rescue operation and are reported to be in relatively good condition.

    The two had been working for the Danish Refugee Council on a demining project in northern Somalia. The humanitarian group has been providing relief to some 450,000 refugees in the Somalia-Kenya border region.

    News reports at the time said the two were kidnapped Oct. 25 along with a Somali colleague when their three-car convoy was stopped on the way to an airport. A self-proclaimed Somali pirate said they had been kidnapped for ransom by pirates stymied by Western nations’ efforts to stop the seizure of ships off the coast. The fate of the Somali colleague was unclear.

    The first indication of the rescue operation came Tuesday night in Washington from President Barack Obama himself.

    As the president entered the House chambers to give his State of the Union Speech, he pointed to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta standing in the crowd and said, “Leon. Good job tonight. Good job tonight.” The president made no mention of the hostage rescue, but finished his speech with a reference to the killing of Osama bin Laden last May in a similar operation to the one conducted by Navy SEALs Tuesday night.

  • Mrs. Smith

    We Don’t Need Him to Be President- Dumb Ass! He can lower Obama’s polling numbers by August!
    __________________

    Pelosi On A Gingrich Presidency: “That Will Never Happen”

    John King, CNN: “You make your case there passionately for President Obama. But also understand that this is a tough reelection climate for any president, Democrat or Republican in this economy. Because of your history with Speaker Gingrich, what goes through your mind when you think of the possibility, which is more real today than it was a week or a month ago, that he would be the Republican nominee and that you could come back here next January or next February with a President Gingrich?”

    Rep. Nancy Pelosi: “Let me just say this. That will never happen.”

    King: “Why?”

    Pelosi: “He’s not going to be President of the United States. That’s not going to happen. Let me just make my prediction and stand by it, it isn’t going to happen.”

    King: “Why are you so sure?”

    Pelosi: “There is something I know. The Republicans, if they choose to nominate him that’s their prerogative. I don’t even think that’s going to happen.”

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/01/24/pelosi_on_a_gingrich_presidency_that_will_never_happen.html

  • Mrs. Smith

    Progressive? Another word for Socialism
    ____________

    Winning Our Future ad — Think You Know Mitt?




  • Mrs. Smith

    They’re hiring field directors, setting up phone banks, building get-out-the-vote teams and crafting a message strategy worthy of a presidential candidate…

    And they are doing what Gingrich’s topsy-turvy campaign hasn’t been able to: raise lots of money quickly and build a campaign infrastructure ready to go up against the massive operation of his leading rival, Mitt Romney. How well they succeed could shape what is now widely seen as a two-man contest — and determine how many weeks, or even months, it will take to decide the race…

    Winning Our Future appears to be defining more broadly than anyone what super PACs do. The group is testing the Supreme Court decision by using unlimited donations for such on-the-ground activity as phone-banking that might be construed as going beyond protected speech. And, by setting up a shadow campaign complete with field directors, volunteers, poll workers and drivers, they are testing the law that prohibits any coordination between a super PAC and the campaign it supports…

    “It would be virtually impossible for Gingrich to raise the funds he needs for an elaborate ground operation at this very late stage of the game,” said Robert Kelner, another election lawyer with the D.C.-based firm Covington & Burling. “The super PAC can do it easily and quickly. It’s sort of a positive thing; they’re taking us back to an earlier time where it was possible to come in from the blue as a viable candidate late in the game.”

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/01/24/brutal-gingrich-super-pac-ad-meet-the-men-who-gave-us-obamacare/

  • holdthemaccountable

    “Washington is broken.” Didn’t he run in 2008 on fixing Washington? Where’s the HOPE? Where’s the CHANGE?
    ————-
    Yep. And now that he’s pointed that out again, he’s leaving town to campaign. Shoulda spent the next 3 days (or whatever it takes) on The Hill.

    admin, a beautiful job with this post. I enjoyed the real fractured fairy tale; had somehow missed them. Linking the Obamas’ trivial priorities to the aura of SOTU – brilliant. The power couple screamed “In your face” tonight. Of course, ‘in your face’ is synonymous with eff off.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Obama thinks he’s Warren Buffett? Obama’s usual misinformation campaign..
    __________

    FactCheck: Obama wrong on teachers’ tax rate (Another Obama lie)

    1/25/2012

    President Obama’s claim that he pays a lower tax rate than a teacher making $50,000 a year isn’t true. A single taxpayer with $50,000 of income would have paid 11.9% in federal income taxes for 2010, while the Obamas paid more than twice that rate — 25.3% (and higher rates than that in 2009 and 2008). And if the $50,000-a-year teacher were in Obama’s tax situation

    — supporting a spouse and two children

    — he or she would have paid no federal income taxes at all.

    The outcome is the same whether we count payroll taxes or not, and even if we look at what the $50,000 earner will pay on 2011 income. Whatever the assumption, the rates Obama paid were higher — and usually much higher.

    The president was on safer ground when he stuck to talking about billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who wrote in a much-quoted Aug. 14 New York Times opinion piece — headlined “Stop Coddling the Super-Rich” – that he paid a lower effective tax rate than any of the 20 other people who work in his office. That may well be true, though we have no access to Buffett’s tax returns or those of his employees.

    But the president went too far when he started using his own tax rate to make the argument that “millionaires and billionaires” should pay higher taxes.

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/factcheck-obama-wrong-teachers-tax-rate/story?id=14625973#.Tx_ng4HW6IQ

  • Mrs. Smith

    Rasmussen poll puts Gingrich up by 7 nationally (Newt-35, Mitt-28, Santorum-16, Paul-10)

    Rasmussen conducted a national poll of 1,000 likely Republican primary voters yesterday, and it confirmed what Gallup’s tracking poll also shows — Newt Gingrich’s second boomlet is for real. In the Rasmussen poll, Gingrich has vaulted to a seven-point lead as Romney settles back into the mid-20s:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/01/24/rasmussen-poll-puts-gingrich-up-by-7-nationally/

  • Mrs. Smith

    Wish-List Not a To Do List
    ________________

    FACT CHECK: Obama pushes plans that flopped before

    President Barack Obama’s array of plans in his State of the Union speech was light on a key piece of context—namely, that his hands are so tied until after the election that it is doubtful many if any of them can be done in the remainder of his term. There can be little more than wishful thinking behind his call to end oil industry subsidies—something he could not get through a Democratic Congress, much less today’s divided Congress, much less in this election year.

    And there was more recycling, in an even more forbidding climate than when the ideas were new: He pushed for an immigration overhaul that he couldn’t get past Democrats, permanent college tuition tax credits that he asked for a year ago, and familiar discouragements for companies that move overseas.

    A look at Obama’s rhetoric Tuesday night and how it fits with the facts and political realities of the day.

    Read more here:

    http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9SFNI382&show_article=1

  • holdthemaccountable

    Smith: President Obama’s claim that he pays a lower tax rate than a teacher making $50,000 a year isn’t true.
    ———————
    He so wants to establish that he’s a rich man now.

  • AmericanGal

    The Republicans have put together a video of qoutes from the SOTU speech last night that are the same as Obama has said in previous speeches.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/havent-we-heard_618462.html

  • holdthemaccountable

    Newt alert … please scroll by if you find him annoying/sickening/other negative.

    He’s found my email. I’ve enjoyed reading his schpiel (?) for money, part of which is:
    “…If I become the nominee, I will hold President Obama accountable. I will defeat him in the debates and show the American people that there is a better, more conservative direction. This is not just a Presidential campaign. It’s a battle for the future of this country. That’s why I will immediately challenge President Obama to a series of three hour Lincoln-Douglas style debates, and make him defend the passage of ObamaCare, 15 trillion dollars in debt, and out-of-control unemployment. I’ll even let him use his teleprompter!”

  • holdthemaccountable

    Lest this be overlooked:
    Issa Cries Foul After Key Player In Fast And Furious Scandal Refuses To Testify
    As Arizona state officials open their own probe into Operation Fast and Furious, the head of the House panel investigating the gunrunning scandal is crying foul over a key player’s move Tuesday to assert his Fifth Amendment right to refuse to answer questions.
    Patrick Cunningham, the chief of the criminal division of the U.S. attorney’s office in Arizona, was excused from a deposition after refusing to give more than his name and title, Fox News has learned. Cunningham informed the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee through his attorney that he would use the Fifth Amendment protection after being subpoenaed last week to testify in front of congressional investigators regarding his role in the operation that sent more than 2,000 guns to the Sinaloa drug cartel. Guns from the failed operation were found at the murder scene of Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry in 2010. Committee Chairman Darrell Issa called the decision a “startling development” and in a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder wrote that the refusal to testify implies that “Mr. Cunningham may have engaged in criminal conduct with respect to Fast and Furious is a major escalation of the department’s culpability.”
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/01/24/key-player-in-fast-and-furious-scandal-refuses-to-testify-in-congressional/?test=latestnews

  • Betty

    I listened to that Nancy Plosive clip and I am so pissed. She isn’t talking to the republican party, who she knows full well doesn’t want Newt to get the nomination, she is talking to us voters. The thought occurs to me that she is doing this in cahoots with establishment republicans.
    What she is really telling us is: vote for him if you want but tough, it isn’t going to happen. It pissed me off on its face yesterday but when I realized she was really talking to me, I was disgusted, she embodies the democrat disregard for the will of the people of this country.

    I hope Newt points out any way he can who she was really talking to too.

  • Betty

    holdthemaccountable
    January 25th, 2012 at 6:48 am

    Smith: President Obama’s claim that he pays a lower tax rate than a teacher making $50,000 a year isn’t true.
    ———————
    He so wants to establish that he’s a rich man now.
    ____________

    Yeah, I picked up on that just after the world found out how underpaid and pimped out Buffet’s secretary is.

  • Mrs. Smith

    holdthemaccountable
    January 25th, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Lest this be overlooked:
    Issa Cries Foul After Key Player In Fast And Furious Scandal Refuses To Testify
    _____________

    So, what would Bush/Cheney do?

    water-boarding?

  • ABM90

    Last night Hillary acted and her comments were very appropriate as the SOS.Watch her closly and listen aPublic Schedule
    Washington, DC

    January 25, 2012

    SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

    9:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with the senior management team, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    10:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Brazilian youth participating in the Youth Ambassadors program, at the Department of State.
    (OPEN PRESS)
    Please click here for more information.
    Pre-set time for video cameras: 9:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
    Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.

    10:15 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    2:45 p.m. Secretary Clinton delivers remarks and participates in a question and answer session at the Inaugural Steering Committee Meeting with the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)nd you will realise that she is campaigning for her party and makes no enemies.Smartest person in that great room.You had to be watching C-Span to get longer and better camera shots of her.
    MO looked shameful in her bad taste gown.

    Here is our girls schedule for today.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Betty
    January 25th, 2012 at 8:49 am

    I listened to that Nancy Plosive clip and I am so pissed. She isn’t talking to the republican party, who she knows full well doesn’t want Newt to get the nomination, she is talking to us voters.
    _____________

    You got that right, Betty! Pelosi is as much an embarrassment to herself as she is to the Dem party. If BO wins re-election you can bet he will throw her under the bus quicker than he can light his next cigarette. He despises her but needs her thugishness to BULLY people heightening their fears.

    I smiled this morning when Gingrich called her out on the Today Show- telling her to Bring it!

  • Betty

    Thank you Mrs. Smith

  • holdthemaccountable

    Just listened to Poop & thought she was saying (sing-songy like a kid) “I know something you don’t know.” Any way it’s viewed is is obnoxious. BTW she’s had one serious makeover. Heard Reid might have had one too.
    Mrs. S. @ 9:03, not following your drift. :(
    BBT

  • Betty

    Read this comment on another site and had to bring it back and share it – in total disregard for what I said about picking repeating slurs just to get our jollies.

    “Pelosi is a walking nightmare who hasn’t been the same since that house landed on her sister.”

  • turndownobama

    Betty,

    LOL! At least the “Gingrich used his daughter” thing was about a specific political action of Gingrich’s.

  • Mrs. Smith

    “Pelosi is a walking nightmare who hasn’t been the same since that house landed on her sister.”
    ________-

    yeah, we better check and see if she’s wearing red and white striped stockings..
    __________________

    “Mrs. S. @ 9:03, not following your drift.”

    I take it you mean the water-boarding comment?

    Cheney is a proponent of water boarding combatants who “won’t talk”..

  • nomobama

    I suppose it can’t be helped, but comments about the mild mannered Romney and the psycho Gingrich are all based on emotion. Romney is being presented as the guy who makes you all warm and comfortable inside, much like Obama was presented in 2008. A big f’ing yuck as far as I am concerned. Someone in the business that he was in needs a little more than a humble nature to make the decisions that needed to be made to accomplish their sought after goals. I don’t imagine a lot of “pretty pleases” being uttered during Romney’s work. In other words, I view Romney as the consumate back room politician/businessman who smiles in your face in order to take you off guard while he goes about making plans that just might destroy your life as you know it. Gingrich, on the other hand, seems to tell you up front what his intentions are, like them or not. Hey, they both are politicians which automatically makes their character suspect anymore. What it boils down to is the need for a fighter if you want the White House door to slam on the Obama’s a$$e$. Newt is the guerilla fighter while Romney reminds me of the colonial British generals who marched the troops directly into the colonist’s bullets. I’ll vote for either of the two against Obama because again, ABO… anyone but Obama is the goal with me.

  • Shadowfax

    33% of GOP Voters Say It Would Be Good If New Candidate Entered Presidential Race

    While many pundits have taken to describing the race for the Republican nomination as a two-man competition, a third of all voters nationwide think it would be good for the GOP if someone else jumped into the fray.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 34% of Likely U.S. Voters think it would be good for Republicans if another candidate entered the race for the party’s presidential nomination. But nearly as many (31%) say it would be bad for the party, while 24% believe it would have no impact. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure.

    ————

    Hello Trump, are you listening?

  • nomobama

    Also, my cynicism leads me to believe that the hostage rescue in Somalia was just a little excercise by the Obama regime to allow Obama some faux news buzz the next day as people hear that the usurper said “good job tonight” to Panetta. Although I am pleased that the mission was a success, it probably could have been accomplished plenty of times before or after his State of disUnion Address. Shameful political ploy taken from the Obama handbook of “Playin’ Americans”.

  • nomobama

    Shadowfax, so what are they talking about, likely voters or likely “Republican” voters? The title of the article states Republican voters, but then the article, if I understand how it is written, states all voters.

  • JanH

    01/24/2012

    State of the Union address: plenty of partisanship, few ideas

    By Jennifer Rubin

    President Obama’s third State of the Union address was, as expected, a transparently partisan kick-off speech for his 2012 election campaign.

    The president began shamelessly by hyping the complete withdrawal of all troops from Iraq. (“For the first time in nine years, there are no Americans fighting in Iraq. ”) This is an applause line for him, but his failure or unwillingness to negotiate an agreement with Iraq to keep troops present has unleashed a wave of violence, considerable angst among allies, and cheers in Tehran.

    After an easy applause line for killing Osama bin Laden, Obama then plunged into his economic defense. He then reviewed the financial collapse, making sure we all knew it wasn’t on his watch that the banks and economy melted down. From there it was bromides mixed with attacks on Republicans. (“As long as I’m president, I will work with anyone in this chamber to build on this momentum. But I intend to fight obstruction with action, and I will oppose any effort to return to the very same policies that brought on this economic crisis in the first place.”)

    Fairness, of course, was much on his mind: “Or we can restore an economy where everyone gets a fair shot, everyone does their fair share, and everyone plays by the same set of rules. What’s at stake are not Democratic values or Republican values, but American values. We have to reclaim them.” By that, he is talking about equality of income and outcome. He’s not talking about a flat tax (which would truly be treating all taxpayers alike), but a redistribution of wealth.

    His actual agenda was meager, however. Yes, he asked for tax reform and breaks for manufacturing companies, but presented no plan of his own. (“Send me these tax reforms, and I’ll sign them right away.”)

    Perhaps hearing Mitt Romney’s footsteps, he, too, offered to get tough with trade-cheating countries. The big idea? “[A] Trade Enforcement Unit that will be charged with investigating unfair trade practices in countries like China.” Wow.

    He talked about training programs, ordering states to keep kids in school until they are 18 years old, and more college aid. Then came a cynical call for immigration reform — after three years of inaction on his part. Even that didn’t seem serious: “We should be working on comprehensive immigration reform right now. But if election-year politics keeps Congress from acting on a comprehensive plan, let’s at least agree to stop expelling responsible young people who want to staff our labs, start new businesses, and defend this country. Send me a law that gives them the chance to earn their citizenship. I will sign it right away.”

    Then there was a long plea for domestic energy development — a truly nervy demand given his rejection of the Keystone Pipeline. The hypocritical call for an “all of the above” energy strategy brought some incredulous looks to the face of Republicans. He then got revved up with the prospect of more taxes on big, bad oil companies.

    Next was the equally cynical call to reduce regulation. This comes from the author of Obamacare, the fan of Dodd-Frank, and the cheerleader for the EPA. He then celebrated all the financial regulations he’s implemented and rubbed the legislators’ noses in his legally questionable non-recess appointment. “So if you’re a big bank or financial institution, you are no longer allowed to make risky bets with your customers’ deposits. You’re required to write out a ‘living will’ that details exactly how you’ll pay the bills if you fail – because the rest of us aren’t bailing you out ever again. And if you’re a mortgage lender or a payday lender or a credit card company, the days of signing people up for products they can’t afford with confusing forms and deceptive practices are over. Today, American consumers finally have a watchdog in Richard Cordray with one job: To look out for them.”

    Then, nearly three quarters of the way through the speech, he got to our fiscal trainwreck. But once again it was little of substance and more partisan cheers to tax the rich:

    When it comes to the deficit, we’ve already agreed to more than $2 trillion in cuts and savings. But we need to do more, and that means making choices. Right now, we’re poised to spend nearly $1 trillion more on what was supposed to be a temporary tax break for the wealthiest 2 percent of Americans. Right now, because of loopholes and shelters in the tax code, a quarter of all millionaires pay lower tax rates than millions of middle-class households. Right now, Warren Buffett pays a lower tax rate than his secretary. . . .
    The American people know what the right choice is. So do I. As I told the Speaker this summer, I’m prepared to make more reforms that rein in the long term costs of Medicare and Medicaid, and strengthen Social Security, so long as those programs remain a guarantee of security for seniors.

    But in return, we need to change our tax code so that people like me, and an awful lot of Members of Congress, pay our fair share of taxes. Tax reform should follow the Buffett rule: If you make more than $1 million a year, you should not pay less than 30 percent in taxes. And my Republican friend Tom Coburn is right: Washington should stop subsidizing millionaires. In fact, if you’re earning a million dollars a year, you shouldn’t get special tax subsidies or deductions. On the other hand, if you make under $250,000 a year, like 98 percent of American families, your taxes shouldn’t go up. You’re the ones struggling with rising costs and stagnant wages. You’re the ones who need relief.
    Where is his entitlement reform? Where is his tax-reform plan? He can’t be bothered with actual governance.

    There were the mandatory “I am really not going after the rich” lines. He declared: “When Americans talk about folks like me paying my fair share of taxes, it’s not because they envy the rich. It’s because they understand that when I get tax breaks I don’t need and the country can’t afford, it either adds to the deficit, or somebody else has to make up the difference – like a senior on a fixed income; or a student trying to get through school; or a family trying to make ends meet.” (Left unsaid is the reality that the tax code is already extremely progressive.)

    Again, the math is phony; all the tax increase he could stomach would not make a dent in the debt without meaningful entitlement control. In a line worthy of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, he hollered to cut defense and to instead nation-build at home. Eliminating the entire defense budget wouldn’t do the trick, given the rate at which he spends money.

    At the tail end, he came back to foreign policy. With a straight face he declared: “Our oldest alliances in Europe and Asia are stronger than ever. Our ties to the Americas are deeper. Our iron-clad commitment to Israel’s security has meant the closest military cooperation between our two countries in history.”

    On Iran he insisted rhat his diplomacy was working, although he recited his determination to leave all options on the table.

    But we are at war in Afghanistan, and the sum total of his remarks was this: “From this position of strength, we’ve begun to wind down the war in Afghanistan. Ten thousand of our troops have come home. Twenty-three thousand more will leave by the end of this summer. This transition to Afghan lead will continue, and we will build an enduring partnership with Afghanistan, so that it is never again a source of attacks against America.” No mention of sacrifices and no call for victory. Shameful.

    It was a painfully long and shapeless speech, designed to cheer Democrats and stick his finger in the eyes of Republicans. (He’s not going to let them poison kids with mercury, thank goodness.) He talks about Washington being broken as if he were a passive observer — which I suppose he is. He decries nasty partisanship, as if he had not accused Republicans of putting party over country.

    As far as his own policy initiatives, however, it was a shockingly barren speech. But of course, it’s not about governing. It’s about getting re-elected.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/right-turn/post/state-of-the-union-address-plenty-of-partisanship-few-ideas/2012/01/24/gIQAGHC2OQ_blog.html

  • Shadowfax

    nomobama
    January 25th, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Shadowfax, so what are they talking about
    ——
    I don’t know any more than what the article said. Maybe beyond the GOP they are talking about Independents?

  • Shadowfax

    Some freakin’ good news…

    Supreme Court: Sorry Obama, Police Cannot Invade Property, Track Without Warrant

    Police-state proponents sent back to the drawing board as highest court beats back Fourth Amendment erosions

    In a blow to the President Obama and pro-police state organizations like the Fraternal Order of Police, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled [PDF] that police and federal agents cannot track U.S. citizens via GPS without a warrant. The decision is a dramatic departure from lower courts, including a U.S. Federal Court of Appeals, which had previously opined that police could invade citizens’ private property and plant tracking devices on their vehicles for 24-hour surveillance.

    I. Obama v. The Fourth Amendment

    The issue all boils down to the Fourth Amendment in the Bill of Rights, part of the Constitution — the U.S. federal government’s most important legal document. The Fourth Amendment states:

    The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

    The argument has revolved around whether efforts to invade “suspects’” property without court authorization and tracking them without court authorization counts as “unreasonable searches”.

    By looking to creatively redefine the meanings of “reasonable”, “searches”, and “effects”, the Obama administration, Bush administration, and others have looked to subtly erode Fourth Amendment protections, allowing the government to remove the burdensome civil liberty, which has long stood in the way of those whose goal is unchecked federal power.

    http://www.dailytech.com/Supreme+Court+Sorry+Obama+Police+Cannot+Invade+Property+Track+Without+Warrant/article23851.htm

  • Betty

    JanH
    January 25th, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    01/24/2012

    State of the Union address: plenty of partisanship, few ideas

    By Jennifer Rubin
    …The president began shamelessly

    ____

    You know what I found shameless, when Obama recited a list of stuff that ended with “AND ALL PLAY BY THE SAME RULES” and those a$$hole retards who represent us sat there and clapped. Each and every one of them knows what Obama did/does to get elected – and they sat there and played the game.

  • Shadowfax

    Internet MPAA Chief Threatens Obama, Congress for SOPA Rejection

    Ex-democrat threatens his former Senate colleague

    “Don’t take us for granted.”

    That was the message the former Democrat Senator from Connecticut Chris Dodd sent his old Senate colleague — and now President — Barack Obama on Thursday in an exclusive Fox News interview.

    I. MPAA Threatens SOPA opposers

    But Mr. Dodd, now CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, didn’t stop there. He went on to threaten his former Congressional colleagues — both Republican and Democrat — who together formed the bipartisan resistance that sunk the House’s “Stop Online Piracy Act” (SOPA) (H.R. 3261) and Senate’s “PROTECT IP Act” (PIPA) (S.968).

    http://www.dailytech.com/MPAA+Chief+Threatens+Obama+Congress+for+SOPA+Rejection/article23842.htm

  • Shadowfax

    A couple of photos of Hillary at the SOTU last night…

    One that will raise your blood pressure…why does Hillary have her nails dug into Barry’s arm while he kisses her on the cheek ;-)

    http://www.thepoliticalgirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/hc_headba-d.jpg

    Hillary not looking all that impressed and visibly bored…

    http://www.thepoliticalgirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/sotu_hc1.jpg

  • Shadowfax

    Promise I will stop posting for awhile and not be a blog hog…

    But this is a great photo of Hillary (and Joe) in the rain.

    http://www.thepoliticalgirl.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/secc.jpg

  • Mrs. Smith

    I Love Hillary’s headband- I have the same one. It has little beads on it that look like jewels. I like it because it doesn’t pinch your head.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Newt’s lead increased according to polling this afternoon to 40%.. His numbers jumped 5 more points. Romney strategy attacking Newt Tuesday nite was a Big mistake.

    Reading Obama addressing his opponent in the general as Romney… heh- keep thinking it.

    Wonder if Hillary will get a 3 am phone call asking what to do about Newt? hahaha..

    Oh, Not for Nothin’- theres no such thing as a Blog Hog- just disgruntled partisans too lazy to scroll/

  • BASIL99

    Way way way off topic but has anyone else seen this clip about BO’s criminal ties to Kenya as charged by Us Attorney Andrew McCarthy?

    This is chilling.

  • BASIL99

    Andrew C. McCarthy, the former U.S. attorney who investigated the American embassy bombing in Nairobi, Kenya, charges that Obama interfered in Kenya’s internal politics possibly in violation of the Logan Act.

    The centuries-old law bars Americans who are “without authority of the United States” from conducting relations “with any foreign government … in relation to any disputes or controversies with the United States, or to defeat the measures of the United States.”

    In “The Grand Jihad: How Islam and the Left Sabotage America,” McCarthy says Obama undermined U.S. relations with a strong anti-terrorism ally in an African region where al-Qaida operates. In 2006, he details in the book how Obama campaigned for a pro-communist candidate running against Nairobi’s pro-American government – “in outrageous contravention of U.S. policy and, probably, federal law.”

  • ShortTermer

    I have heard of a yellow streak down a back; but a yellow face? Is he jaundiced? Obummer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • BASIL99

    McCarthy is the former federal prosecutor who convicted the notorious “Blind Sheikh” and other jihadists for waging a terrorist war that included the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. In his national bestseller, Willful Blindness: A Memoir of the Jihad (Encounter 2008), he explored government’s conscious avoidance of the terrorist threat, which made the nation vulnerable to mass-murder attacks. In The Grand Jihad he exposes a more insidious peril: government’s active suppression of the Islamist ideology that unabashedly vows to “conquer America.”

    I am going to buy both books.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Gingrich: Pelosi comments ‘hysterical’

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jan/25/gingrich-pelosi-comments-hysterical/

    Mrs. Pelosi, like Mr. Gingrich a former speaker of the House, said on CNN this week that a Gingrich presidency “will never happen.” Asked how she could be so confident, the California Democrat said, without further explanation: “There’s something I know.”

    Mrs. Pelosi, who served on the House Ethics Committee when it reprimanded Mr. Gingrich in 1997, referenced that investigation when she offered up similar comments about Mr. Gingrich last month.

    Mr Gingrich challenged Mrs. Pelosi to “put up or shut up.”
    ____________

    The one thing we all know is Gingrich has a better chance of the presidency than Fancy Nancy! These crude remarks coming from her just make her look like another Obama Thug.

    “Most recently, Pelosi faced questions from liberal “60 Minutes” and conservative investigative author Peter Schweitzer about a 5,000-share Visa stock purchase she made with her husband as the House was considering credit card regulations. She made a “killing” off the highly sought-after initial public offering. The stock holdings more than doubled in a few weeks; the credit card regulations were put on ice somewhere in the back of Pelosi’s fridge.”
    ….

    We will never forget how fast she slammed the gavel down nomination night when she asked the question; are there any more names for submission for the democratic nomination?
    “NO”.. Boom!

  • Mrs. Smith

    BASIL99
    January 25th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Way way way off topic but has anyone else seen this clip about BO’s criminal ties to Kenya as charged by Us Attorney Andrew McCarthy?

    This is chilling.
    ___________

    Good Find, Basil- the video really brings it home! Islam oversight on other religions. Just like they want to do here-

    Odinga, I believe is related to Obama. They are cousins (?) I remember when he asked him to campaign for him in Africa.. the beauty of this, it’s on tape!

    McCarthy had better double up his security detail. No joke when it’s the Chicago Mob you’re dealing with!

  • JanH

    Remembering Richard Holbrooke at an A-List Georgetown Book Party

    Washington’s power players—including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton—come together to celebrate the legacy of the late diplomat and political adviser.

    By Carol Ross Joynt

    It’s interesting to watch Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrive at a party. She slips in quietly. There’s no bombast. But suddenly the gravitational pull of the room shifts subtly in her direction. There’s a frisson, a buzz; you see the top of her head, the flip in her long blond hair; you see people move toward her but also make way. She has a wide, warm smile for friends, and it was mostly friends Tuesday evening at an A-list book party at the Georgetown home of Gahl Burt. Clinton dropped by on her way to the Capitol for the State of the Union.

    The party was for Derek Chollet and Samantha Power’s new book, The Unquiet American: Richard Holbrooke in the World—but it was, most of all, a gathering of his nearest and dearest, which means diverse Washington power players, many of them as complicated and beguiling as Holbrooke himself. Clinton, of course, but also Power, who co-edited the book. Power is now a special assistant to President Barack Obama, though during the last election she resigned from her adviser position after calling candidate Hillary Clinton a “monster,” a comment she thought was off the record.

    But on Tuesday, there they were, in an elegant candlelit living room together, with Power having arrived mid-sentence as Clinton praised Holbrooke, who died in December 2010 after suddenly falling ill at his State Department office. The diagnosis was a torn aorta, which many of his friends attributed to working at epic full tilt on his principal responsibility: US special representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, advising both Obama and Clinton. Secretary Clinton said that “the day to day with him was not always easy,” but lauded the book “for helping us keep in mind who he was.” When the remarks were done, Clinton moved smoothly to another part of the room, having no apparent interaction with Power.

    Many at the event were friends and colleagues who contributed essays to the book, which was overseen by Holbrooke’s widow, Kati Marton, who called the project a “labor of love” that helped her work through her grief. It also includes a number of Holbrooke’s own writings. Marton said she’s working on her next book, Paris: A Love Story, a memoir of their love affair, which began in the City of Light in the early ’90s when both were on separate holidays and happened to connect. At the time Holbrooke was the US ambassador to Germany, just one of his many notable posts in a long diplomatic career.

    It was during his term in Germany that Rosemarie Pauli first came under the employ of Holbrooke. She worked closely with him at the State Department and was with him when he collapsed. At the party she recalled how when she first reported to work in Bonn, her new boss was difficult and obstinate, and tried to scare her away—in many ways, classic Holbrooke. That, she said, was the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Today she is assistant chief of protocol, working with Capricia Marshall, the chief of protocol.

    Power and Chollet preface the book by noting, “Richard Holbrooke loved history.” They also say that after his death his friends went wild with stories about him, sharing them via e-mail, on websites, and over dinner: “Lacking the ability to talk or write to Holbrooke, we consoled ourselves by talking and writing about Holbrooke.” These stories are woven throughout the book. Marton said to her husband’s friends, “Thank you for remembering my husband, and please keep telling those stories, because he loved you all.”

    Gahl Burt, who was social secretary during the Reagan administration, welcomed her guests as she stood with Clinton by the fireplace. Of Holbrooke, she said, “As I read the book, there were things about him I learned in death that I wish I’d known in life.” Burt introduced former Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott, who then introduced Clinton. Also in the room was Obama’s social secretary, Jeremy Bernard, who said he’s called on Burt for advice but Burt graciously said she didn’t think he needed any. Sophie Delattre, the wife of the French ambassador, who has not been seen out much, quickly entered into animated conversation with many of the other guests, especially Abeer Al Otaiba, wife of the United Arab Emirates ambassador, Yousef Al Otaiba.

    Others at the party: White House press secretary Jay Carney; Gary Smith, executive director of the American Academy in Berlin, which Holbrooke founded; Elizabeth Bumiller, Ann Jordan, Leon Wieseltier, Walter Pincus, Polly Kraft, Liz and George Stevens, Kay Kendall, David Bradley, Carolyn Peachey, Kate Lehrer, Judy Woodruff, Jane Harman, Norm Pearlstine, Barbara Balaj, and Tom Farmer.

    http://www.washingtonian.com/blogarticles/people/capitalcomment/22546.html

  • Mrs. Smith

    Big Blow to the Romney Campaign as his support dwindles- I am not a political strategist but I knew going negative on Gingrich Tuesday night was a bad idea.
    ____________

    7 reasons voters are souring on Mitt Romney

    http://news.yahoo.com/7-reasons-voters-souring-mitt-romney-094700884.html

  • Mrs. Smith

    JanH
    January 25th, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Remembering Richard Holbrooke at an A-List Georgetown Book Party
    ______________

    I’ve edited down the piece a little to reveal the important information…

    “but also Power, who co-edited the book. Power is now a special assistant to President Barack Obama.”
    ………

    Who is her replacement for her dept of Global Humanitarian Oversight?

    ……….

    “in an elegant candlelit living room together, with Power having arrived mid-sentence as Clinton praised Holbrooke, who died in December 2010 after suddenly falling ill at his State Department office.”

    “but lauded the book “for helping us keep in mind who he was.” When the remarks were done, Clinton moved smoothly to another part of the room, having no apparent interaction with Power.”
    __________

    No Love lost there…

  • Southern Born

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/newt-gingrichs-fine-line-on-lobbying/2012/01/24/gIQAVo0dOQ_story.html?wpisrc=nl_opinions

    Newt in Wonderland

    By Kathleen Parker, Published: January 24

    When it comes to Newt Gingrich’s post-speaker activities on the Hill, it all depends on what your definition of “lobbying” is.

    In Monday’s debate, Mitt Romney charged Gingrich with “influence-peddling.” But Gingrich insists that he was merely working as a historian when he collected $1.6 million from Freddie Mac over a six-year period. Which, in some version of reality, could be true. Broadly speaking, a historian who is hired to dig ditches is still a historian.

    But, strictly speaking, Gingrich did sign a contract with the mortgage giant at a time when Republicans wanted to end its special status as a government-backed private entity. And he was a cheerleader for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, according to political action committee donors who heard him speak in 2007, before he became a critic insisting that others who backed the mortgage companies should be jailed.

    Under pressure from the Romney campaign, Gingrich’s consulting firm released a copy of one year of its contract with Freddie Mac, which leaves another five years unaccounted for and only shows earnings of $300,000. That leaves a significant time gap and a chunk of change, but the operative question is whether Gingrich acted as a lobbyist for the company. The question is crucial to the issue of character because the American people and congressmen deserve to know whether someone is being paid to advocate for a position.

    A lobbyist for Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae whose tenure overlapped with Gingrich’s told me on background that both signed the same contract. This person immediately registered as a lobbyist and said that Gingrich was clearly exerting his influence, though he may have been able to maintain a legal, if not entirely ethical, distance from the definition of lobbying.

    The law is very specific about what constitutes lobbying, having to do with, among other things, the number of times one meets with legislators and/or how many times one speaks to a particular group. If you come just under that number, then you’re technically within legal bounds.

    Gingrich was familiar with relevant law, as one might imagine, and in 2000 even hired the co-author of a legal text on lobbying to advise him. He didn’t want to step over the line, clearly, and may not have. But it is fair to ask whether such line-walking is appropriately transparent and forthright for a presidential candidate. If you meet only once with a high-level government official to advance a position for which you are being paid, does anyone really believe that’s not lobbying?

    Gingrich’s claim to have been hired as a historian, meanwhile, is a hard sell when no such role exists. It is also a stretch for him to present himself as an ­anti-establishment, Reagan-conservative rebel when he is raking in money for his association with companies, some of whose interests are anything but conservative.

    Yet another mother lode for Gingrich has been the health care industry. Various companies paid Gingrich $55 million between 2001 and 2010, according to Bloomberg News. When asked what the companies received in return, Gingrich told The Post that they got to visit with “a really important guy who really knows a lot and who really has lots of information.” That person would be Gingrich’s Holy Trinity — Me, Myself and I.

    He also earned more than a million from drugmaker Novo Nordisk, reportedly to help expand the U.S. market for its diabetes treatment. Again, there’s nothing wrong with this as long as Gingrich was honest about his role with the company. The company’s annual report to shareholders listed Gingrich under “public-policy activities,” which, the company added, “are often referred to as lobbying.”

    He also personally urged GOP congressmen to support the $395 billion Medicare prescription drug benefit, according to, among others, Rep. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) and former congressmen Jeff Bradley (R-N.H.) and Butch Otter (R-Idaho). Gingrich is unapologetic for supporting the Medicare benefit, especially while campaigning in Florida, where an appreciative elderly population is otherwise known as a significant voting bloc. And it was, after all, a Republican initiative under President George W. Bush, even though many conservatives opposed it then as now.

    Gingrich has insisted that throughout these dealings he was merely acting as a private concerned citizen, chatting up his colleagues about issues of mutual interest. This may well be the case, even within the legal definition of lobbying, but most people don’t get paid millions to shoot the bull over massively lucrative legislative initiatives.

    For Gingrich in Wonderland, as Humpty Dumpty explained to Alice, “When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.”

  • Shadowfax

    Another one bites the dust…

    The U.S. Treasury Department confirmed on Wednesday that Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will not stay on for a second term under President Obama.

    Speculation now swirling over who Geithner’s replacement will be…

    Ulsterman

  • Shadowfax

    OBAMA HAS HEATED ARGUMENT WITH AZ GOV (Jan Brewer)
    (I am pretty sure Greta will get the lowdown on this, she follows Jan pretty closely…)

    POOL REPORT

    President Obama arrived in Phoenix at 3:15 pm local time, finding the chilly weather of Iowa giving way to sunny skies and temperatures in the high 60s.

    He stepped off Air Force One at 3:28 pm and was greeted by Gov. Jan Brewer. She handed him a handwritten letter in an envelope and they spoke intensely for a few minutes. At one point, she pointed her finger at him.

    Afterwards, your pooler spoke with the governor.

    “He was a little disturbed about my book, Scorpions for Breakfast. I said to him that I have all the respect in the world for the office of the president. The book is what the book is. I asked him if he read the book. He said he read the excerpt. So.”

    Asked what aspect of the book disturbed him, Brewer said: “That he didn’t feel that I had treated him cordially. I said I was sorry he felt that way but I didn’t get my sentence finished. Anyway, we’re glad he’s here. I’ll regroup.”

    On the letter, she said it was personal letter asking him to sit down with her to discuss the “Arizona comeback.”

    She said she “reiterated an invitation that I’ve extended to him before with regards to coming to arizona and going to the border with me.” She said she would take him to lunch.

    “We’ve had a remarkable comeback here and I want to share that with him.”

    She said the president brought up the book.

    “I thought we probably would’ve talked about the things that were important to him and important to me, helping one another. Our country is upside down. Arizona was upside down. But we have turned it around. I know again that he loves this country and I love this country.”

    It was clear from the moment they greeted one another that this would not be a run-of-the-mill encounter between the president and a local official. At one point, she was pointing her finger at him and at another, they were talking at the same time, seemingly over each other.

    He appeared to walk away from her while they were still talking, and she confirmed that by saying she didn’t finish her sentence.

    When Brewer spoke with your pooler, the AP and an NBC producer for several minutes afterwards, she appeared a bit flustered and taken aback by the conversation. Asked if she was, that’s when Brewer said, “I’ll regroup.”

    Drudge

  • Shadowfax

    Help, help. Bring back the Clinton’s…

    ——

    Time to bring back Bill Clinton

    If Republicans, in their fervor to rid the White House of Barack Obama, are yet again experiencing The Temptation of Newt, then Democrats have only one illogically rational response in this modern American political hall of mirrors.

    They should bring back Bill Clinton.

    Of course, the law prohibits the Comeback Kid from coming back to serve a third term, and Obama might not go for it, but only old-school twits would let any of that get in the way. The Constitution and its amendments are so 18th, 19th and 20th century. The notion of persuading good ol’ Joe Biden to step aside in favor of Hillary as vice president is not sufficiently grandiose when it comes to going after Gingrich. As the former speaker his ownself might declare, Democrats frankly must unequivocally and eloquently undertake fundamental change so extraordinarily revolutionary that America will not be the same again.

    Enter the Big Guy.

    [snip]

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/time-to-bring-back-bill-clinton/2012/01/22/gIQApTrbJQ_print.html

  • Shadowfax

    Maybe this is why Timmy the Tax Cheat is taking a hike…

    Fed Signals That a Full Recovery Is Years Away

    [snip]

    The announcement means that the Fed does not expect the economy to complete its recovery from the 2008 crisis over the next three years. By holding short-term rates near zero beyond mid-2013, its previous estimate, the Fed hopes to hasten that process somewhat by reducing the cost of borrowing.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/26/business/economy/fed-to-maintain-rates-near-zero-through-late-2014.html?_r=1&hp

    Ain’t this just great…keep Barry in office and it’s a sure bet we will be circling the drain for 5 years.

  • BASIL99

    shadowfax,

    BO can’t handle strong women. The report says he cut her off mid-sentence and walked away. Apparently he didn’t like how he was portrayed in her book. What a wimp.

    Mrs. Smith,

    That clip was powerful. I am going to but both of McCarthy’s books. I was living in the NYC area during the blind sheik trials.

  • BASIL99

    “Thin-Skinned, Depressive, Distracted Man Who Has Trouble Prioritizing Assails Woman Over Book”

    I just could not resist stealing this from AOS.

    It seems both Bo and MO don’t take criticism well.

  • BASIL99

    Oh, brother. This is what’s leading the nation????

    Here’s the excerpt mighty BO took exception to.

    “It was though President Obama thought he could lecture me, and I would learn at his knee,” she wrote, according to Capitol Media Services. “He thinks he can humor me and then get rid of me.”
    *********************************************************

    From a news report of the tarmac meet.

    A White House official confirmed the invitation and described the encounter in more bureaucratic terms: “The President said he’d be glad to meet with her again, but did note that after their last meeting, a cordial discussion in the Oval Office, the governor inaccurately described the meeting in her book. The President looks forward to continuing taking steps to help Arizona’s economy grow.”

    The pool reporter, POLITICO’s Carrie Budoff Brown, said the scene was far from the norm. Aside from the pointing, they appeared to talk over each other and he appeared to walk away from her while they were still talking.

    Brewer said the president brought up the book.

    “I thought we probably would’ve talked about the things that were important to him and important to me, helping one another,” she said, appearing flustered. “Our country is upside down. Arizona was upside down. But we have turned it around. I know again that he loves this country and I love this country.”

    Brewer is not accompanying the president during a visit to Intel.

    The passage in Brewer’s book that the president was apparently referring to recounts a meeting at the White House when they discussed border security and immigration.

    “It was though President Obama thought he could lecture me, and I would learn at his knee,” she wrote, according to Capitol Media Services. “He thinks he can humor me and then get rid of me.”

  • ShortTermer

    Jan Brewer should have b!tch slapped him, but then again that is MO’s job. lol

    Got this is in an email. I have not checked the Fox schedule, however:
    Subject: Fwd: FOX NEWS THIS SUNDAY
    > > > VERY IMPORTANT–SUNDAY NIGHT > This Coming Sunday– Set Your DVR for the Fox News channel at 9:00 PM eastern. Maybe this is why the White House has been discounting FOX. Sounds like this could be history in the making – someone may go down – either Obama or Fox News. It may be that Fox has been holding this information back due to the sensitivity of it and out of courtesy. But, Obama has taken on Fox and it appears they are ready to spill the ugly beans of truth about the background of this individual who has had an extremely radical past. This Sunday, Fox News is going to air a very important documentary about Barack Obama, Sunday night at 9 P.M. Eastern. The report will go back to Obama’s earlier days, showing even then his close ties to radical Marxist professors, friends, spiritual advisers, etc. It will also reveal details about his ties to Rev. Wright for 20+ years, i.e., how he was participating with this man, and not for the reasons he stated. The report has uncovered more of Obama’s radical past and we will see things that no one in the media is willing to put out there. It will be a segment to remember. Mark your calendar and pass this on to everyone you know: Sunday night, 8 PM CT; 9 PM ET. Democrat or Republican, this report will open your eyes to how YOUR country is being sold down the road to Totalitarian Socialism. If you care about the direction of our country, pass this notice on to everyone you know. >

  • Mrs. Smith

    ShortTermer
    January 25th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Jan Brewer should have b!tch slapped him, but then again that is MO’s job. lol
    ___________

    Short Termer, I would rate that news as BLOCKBUSTER That is if it actually gets to play on their show. I know Soros has been after FOX to have their FCC License revoked designating them a HATE station. It may happen the WH issues a Cease and Desist order to FOX for the showing of the documentary…

    This should be an interesting barometer of our Freedom. If the WH is able to prevent this from airing… them you know how close we are to a dictatorship.

  • NewMexicoFan

    I am not sure what difference it will make. They have been told a lot of this before, and they just ignored it. Of course that was when they had hope and change visions.

  • Mrs. Smith

    NewMexicoFan
    January 25th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    No one payed attention to it in 07′ and 08′-

    I think they will now that more than a million people have lost their homes, Three Million more homes are in foreclosure with 1.5 Million more 3 mos behind in the payments. No work- No jobs- Time to get out the hook!

    If Fox is able to get this documentary aired, I think it’s going to torpedo Obama’s chances for reelection ni matter who runs against him.

    What we are looking for is to have him removed as the democratic nominee at the Convention in August-

  • NewMexicoFan

    Mrs. Smith
    January 25th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    I am with you on that one!

  • Mrs. Smith

    NewMexicoFan
    January 25th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Mrs. Smith
    January 25th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    I am with you on that one!
    _________

    Yup, Hi-5′s girl!

  • Shadowfax

    Jan Brewer will be on Greta in a minute…

  • AmericanGal

    Thou Shall Not Write Bad Things About Obama

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/thou-shalt-not-write-bad-things-about-obama_618603.html

    Evidently Obama had similar behavior towards Bobby Jindal–that time over a routine letter…

  • Southern Born

    Did anyone see Jan Brewer on Gretta? How’d it go?

  • Shez ZK

    The 3 ballot challenges filed against Obama in Georgia that goes before Administrative Law Judge Mahili tomorrow morning at 9am in Atlanta is getting real interesting. The judge has denied all motions to quash from Obama’s lawyer Michael Jablonski. At the last minute Jablonski tried to go behind the judge’s back today when he wrote a whacked out panic letter to the Georgia SOS to demand that the SOS stop the hearings. His arrogant last sentenced read: “We await your taking the requested action, and as we do so, we will, of course, suspend further participation in these proceedings, including the hearing scheduled for January 26.”

    SOS Kemp has responded to Jablonski & Obama this evening:
    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2012/01/obamas-attorney-jablonski-slapped-down.html

    Michael Jablonski
    260 Brighton Road, NE
    Atlanta, Georgia 30309
    michael.jablonski@comcast.com

    RE: Georgia Presidential Preference Primary Hearings

    Dear Mr. Jablonski:

    I received your letter expressing your concerns with the manner in which the Office of State Administrative Hearings (“OSAH”) has handled the candidate challenges involving your client and advising me that you and your client will “suspend” participation in the administrative proceeding. While I regret that you do not feel that the proceedings are appropriate, my referral of this matter to an administrative law judge at OSAH was in keeping with Georgia law, and specifically O.C.G.A. § 21-2-5.

    As you are aware, OSAH Rule 616-1-2-.17 cited in your letter only applies to parties to a hearing. As the referring agency, the Secretary of State’s Office is not a party to the candidate challenge hearings scheduled for tomorrow. To the extent a request to withdraw the case referral is procedurally available, I do not believe such a request would be judicious given the hearing is set for tomorrow morning.

    In following the procedures set forth in the Georgia Election Code, I expect the administrative law judge to report his findings to me after his full consideration of the evidence and law. Upon receipt of the report, I will fully and fairly review the entire record and initial decision of the administrative law judge. Anything you and your client place in the record in response to the challenge will be beneficial to my review of the initial decision; however, if you and your client choose to suspend your participation in the OSAH proceedings, please understand that you do so at your own peril.

    I certainly appreciate you contacting me about your concerns, and thank you for your attention to this
    matter.

    Sincerely,
    Brian P. Kemp
    Georgia Secretary of State

    Now, is anyone still wondering why the news of Timmy G. leaving came out of the blue tonight? We can all spell THURSDAY NEWS CYCLE. They certainly can’t have ‘Obama in Contempt of Court!’ dominating the news, right. Night is young though. We expect the panic stricken Jablonski/Jarrett/Holder to try to wake up threaten the GA Gov tonight, or somebody, anybody, next. Unfortunately (for them) some current astro aspects have been bearing down hard on the Rule of Law to be upheld.

    I’ll be checking out the live streaming of the 3 hearings, sponsored at the new Article II SuperPac site. (The founder Helen was a big Hillary supporter) You can read all of the pleadings and motions filed on this page:
    http://www.art2superpac.com/georgiaballot.html

  • Mrs. Smith

    Romney defends Debate Moderators and media-

    video at link- what a sickening piece of sh*t he is-

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/206423-romney-blasts-gingrich-over-attacks-on-debate-moderators-news-media
    __________

    TG- people are waking up.

    from a commentator on the Hill site:

    re: Gingrich’s campaign:

    These are the true feelings of Americans throughout the country. You see, Gingrich is the light that is shining on all the cockroaches that have infested every nook and cranny of our society.

    These cockroaches are the people stealing the wealth, raping the land, and stripping us of our freedoms, liberties, and rights. These are the people who have perverted society, twisted our laws, and are indoctrinating our children to become dependent, uneducated, spineless cowards who can’t think for themselves. Look around you, open your eyes, unplug your ears before it’s too late.

    Now you have Romney siding with moderators? How convenient for him to use this so the voice of America and their dislike, disdain, and distrust of him is not heard.

    It is the voice of opposition, the voice of the people not the moderators and media that are protected under the First Amendment, and Mitt Romney is trying to strip you of that Right.”

  • Mrs. Smith

    Game On! GA Secretary of State Slams Obama Attorney

    January 25, 2012

    National Patriot

    Hours ago, we became aware of a letter sent from Obama attorney Michael Jablonski to the Georgia Secretary of State. In that letter, Jablonski made it clear than neither he, nor his client, Obama, would appear in a Georgia court tomorrow morning.

    The case regarding Obama’s eligibility and his inclusion on the Georgia 2012 presidential ballot is ON.

    This evening, the Georgia Secretary of State, the Hon. Brian P Kemp issues the following letter in response to Jablonski!!!

    see link:

    http://www.thenationalpatriot.com/?p=4122

  • Shadowfax

    Southern Born

    Did anyone see Jan Brewer on Gretta? How’d it go?

    ———
    Brewer said that she was happy that Berry came to AZ, she wrote him a nice letter and asked him to come to the border with her so she could show him what it was like and she would treat him to lunch. He didn’t seem to care about what she was saying, that he was upset over her book, saying she didn’t paint him in a good light. He showed no interest in talking to her…she said he has a thin skin, and he walked off when she tried to talk to him.

    Sounded like she tried to give him a chance to discuss securing the border but he wasn’t interested.

    She is great, he…not so much to say the least.

  • AmericanGal

    Mrs. Smith, that is fascinating. Has this gotten any coverage in the mainstream media at all?

  • AmericanGal

    This group is going to provide live coverage of the hearing..

    http://www.art2superpac.com/livevideo.html

  • Southern Born

    Thanks, Shadowfax. Now I can go to bed and not stay up to see the rerun of Greta’s show tonight.

    BO really does have a thin skin and could care less about anything but praise to him and winning. YUCK!

    Imagine what would happen if the MSM started treating him like all the other candidates and quit giving him pillows. He’d have a FIT. It’d take more than yellow makeup to erase his anger.

  • Shez ZK

    Game on is right lol. I’ve had a comment in moderation that quotes the response from SOS Kemp to Jablonski also. (admin, I failed to close an italic tag in it) It has a link to watch the hearings live streamed at 9am.

    The first 2 hearings will be very interesting. Attorney Irion has narrowed his motion to the specific definition of Natural Born Citizen. The 2nd hearing has J. Mark Hatfield as attorney, and he is also a GA State Rep. He has a firm grasp on the issues, and the law. The last one is Orly Taitz, where of course she has thrown the kitchen sink at Obama as usual.

    Have you read Leo Donofrio’s amicus brief that he filed and it was accepted for these hearings? Beautiful piece of work:
    http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/2012/01/23/amicus-brief-georgia-potus-eligibility-cases/

    His latest post today has the Obots all wee weed up, they are in full meltdown as it goes viral too:
    http://naturalborncitizen.wordpress.com/2012/01/25/the-current-ins-officially-recognizes-a-delineation-between-natural-born-and-native-born/

    It’s building. Everyone can feel it.

  • turndownobama

    Oh, Not for Nothin’- theres no such thing as a Blog Hog- just disgruntled partisans too lazy to scroll/

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

    Right. Though there’s no need to insult them, either.

  • turndownobama

    so what are they talking about, likely voters or likely “Republican” voters? The title of the article states Republican voters, but then the article, if I understand how it is written, states all voters.

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

    Usually the article is written first and then the headline is written by some errand boy who didn’t read the article. ;-)

  • Shez ZK

    Thanks AmericanGal @12:18 am , that’s the link. Helen that started this new Article II SuperPac was a big Hillary supporter. She’s worked on Obama’s Eligibility Problem from day one.

    Capt Pamela Barnett formed the Obama Ballot Challenge 2012 site.
    http://obamaballotchallenge.com/
    They are filing challenges in every state and US territory for primaries and the general if they have to. There’s a couple more unnamed groups partnering in, to insure that several challenges are filed in each state.

    The regime-stream media doesn’t know whether to shit or go blind at this point. Their fraud rat is getting cornered big time at last. I must say though we were mildly shocked to see fair reports on TV clips out of Georgia. No ‘birther’ slurs. Actually finally used the correct term and issue: Natural Born Citizen.
    Bret Baier on Fox has done a decent if brief job on it too. The one blurb I saw that got a hoot out of me was from the AP, where she spun the usual lies so bad you could only groan.

    One thing that sends me ballistic is to see people say things like why don’t they make an amendment to change A2S1C5. WHAT?? I say just the opposite! I’d like to see the 12th Amendment expanded to include MORE people (besides just the VP) need to be NBC in the Prez Succession list.

  • wbboei

    Obama’s idiosyncratic behavior toward Brewer is exactly what I would have expected. Here an excerpt from a paper I am writing which which pertains to the topic:

    III. A PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE
    A. A Pattern of Peculiar Behavior:
    From the beginning, Mr. Obama has exhibited a consistent pattern of peculiar behavior. It goes back to his chaotic childhood when he referred to himself as “King Obama”; to the time he played the race card against Bill Clinton in South Carolina and many times he invoked it thereafter; to the sexist quips he made toward Hillary; to the condescending remarks he made to the San Francisco elites about Americans who live in small towns, and cling to religion and Bibles; to his statement to a confident at the convention: “I can make the American People believe anything I want them to believe!”;
    To his bias toward the white Cambridge cop; to his boorish behavior toward the Prime Minister of Israel; to constant attempts to prove himself superior to Bill Clinton; to his cheap shots from the podium to Associate Justice Alito, Congressman Paul Ryan, Donald Trump when they were in no position to respond; to his disparagement of the work ethic of the American People; to his unstable behavior in the debt ceiling negotiation; to his invocation of class warfare in the current campaign; to his buzzing New York City in Air Force I; and now to the baited hook he created with the birth certificate.
    What are we dealing with? To his supporters, that will seem like an inappropriate question. But in point of fact, it is an unavoidable one. He is after all President, therefore he holds the fate of the nation in his hands, therefore when he demonstrates an odd pattern of behavior, we have the right to ask what is going on between his ears. But we are not experts and it is best not to speculate. Therefore, we must turn to those who are, provided they have had an opportunity to observe him. Fortunately we have not one but two qualified medical experts who have opined on this very subject, namely the mental health of Mr. Obama.
    B. The Medical Diagnosis:
    Dr. Krauthammer is a Washington Post columnist, a FOX News political commentator and a distinguished medical expert. He has called Mr. Obama a “narcissist” without explaining what that medical term means.
    Dr. Sam Vaknin is the leading authority in the world on narcissism. He concurs with that diagnosis, and has gone on to explain not only what it means but how it applies to Mr. Obama. Therefore his analysis is highly probative. It is reasonable to assume that every nation we deal with as a friend or foe has profiled Mr. Obama that way. This was evident a year ago he refused to confront Iran on a real world violation because he was too absorbed in his own thoughts about a nuclear free world. Whereupon, President Sarakozy made the tell-tale statement to Mr. Obama “we live in the real world, not a virtual one”. Obviously, he had done his homework.
    C. How Does One Become A Narcissist?
    According to Dr. Vaknin, narcissism is a specific reaction to deep trauma in the patient’s early life. (In Barack’s case there were multiple traumas including abandonment, cultural displacement, mixed race, etc.). The narcissist constructs an alter ego to compensate for that trauma. The alter ego is god-like and omnipotent. (In those days, he called himself King Obama). The narcissist engages in magic thinking to sustain it. The narcissist projects the god-like alter ego to the world. The world falls in love with the god-like alter ego. The god-like alter ego attracts co-dependent people. Those co-dependent people form a cult around the narcissist. The narcissist does nothing to discourage this. Behind the mask is the stunted, immature, angry, ossified child. In time, alter ego and the inner child merge, and you end up with a tyrannical god.
    E. What Are The Telltale Signs?
    The specific markers of Obama’s personality are as follows:
     Messianic vision of himself, his life and his mission. (Magic thinking).
     Tenuous grip on reality exacerbated by trappings of power (theater vs. reality)
     Fosters and encourages a personality cult.
     Surrounds himself with obsequious sycophants. (Admirers are co-dependents).
     Cannot handle a hint of criticism or disagreement.
     Paranoia and feels he is a victim.
     Sublimates aggression and holds grudges. (Inner sense of rage)
     Manipulative and conniving.
     Pronoun density (Uses I, my, & me excessively in speech pattern)
     Glibness and superficial charm.
     Covertly hostile and domineering. (Likes to humiliate victims)
     Pathological lying. (Extremely convincing).
     Shifts positions, views, opinions and ideals opportunistically (Flip flops)
     Shallow emotions. (Feigned rather than experienced).
     Lack of shame remorse or guilt. (Deep sense of inner rage).
     Lack of empathy. (Contempt for feelings)
    F. How Does This Affect His Leadership?
    As president, we find that Mr. Obama displays a cosmic vision, lives in a fantasy world and engages in magic thinking. He believes he can circumvent existing structures and go directly to the grass roots. He is more concerned with theater than real life, appearance than substance, public relations than policy. This can be seen in his tried and failed public relations initiatives in the Middle East, his passage of bills in Congress, and his tendency to grandstand. His speech patterns feature pronoun density, whereby he uses the word I, me or myself 5 times more than an average speaker and conflates the United States with himself. He flip-flops on his stated ideals, opinions and views without explanation or apology. He maligned Bush during the campaign and has since adopted all of Bush’s policies. Once he implements a policy he loses interest in it. He never asks the results of his initiatives, i.e. whether the economy improved, the health care system got better, or the Iranian government listened as a result.

  • Shadowfax

    My local news was just talking about this, it may take a few years to perfect…

    CNN reports that researchers in New York have discovered a possible vaccine, and it happened by accident.

    Researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute have created a vaccine designed to kill cancer cells in the body, and prevent them from coming back … launching a new clinical trial that will harness the power of the immune system to fight cancer. 

    The vaccine, produced in a special chamber at Roswell that strictly controls temperature and atmospheric gases, will use a special protein that will recruit an army of killer immune cells that seek out and destroy cancer. 

    What is truly remarkable about this discovery, is that the vaccine is designed to train the body’s defenses to never forget how to kill cancer cells. 

    Roswell Park Immunologist Dr. Protul Shrikant discovered that a drug called Rapamycin, used for many years to prevent rejection of organ transplants, also produces immune cells that, in a sense, have memory, always remembering that cancer cells are bad, and should be attacked and killed.

    He said the discovery was quite accidental. 

    “It is kind of serendipitous because we just tested this concept that came from nowhere in a laboratory setting, and it did work. It’s hard to imagine,” says Dr. Shrikant tells CNN.

    Eighteen to twenty patients fighting many different forms of cancer will be chosen for the first phase of clinical trials.

    http://www.connecttristates.com/news/story.aspx?id=711762#.TyEB59l5mf0

  • Andy Lewis

    “Stinky” is in a red tie.

    That’s a secret code to let the insiders know he’s really a Republican.

  • holdthemaccountable

    From way up thread: waterboarding haha. Just highlighting how acceptable lack of accountability is in DC.
    —————————
    Loving Jan Brewer even more. Breath of fresh air we’ve gotten here.
    I really stopped by just to submit this “Who knew” tidbit (from a local paper for which I’d have to pay to see more of the article):

    Delaware Valley grad contributes to Obama speech
    A Delaware Valley High School graduate had a part in writing President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address. Christopher Finan, 34, is on a team that contributed two paragraphs to Tuesday night’s speech.

    Here a paragraph.
    There a paragraph.

    Maybe that’s his problem!

  • Mrs. Smith

    SOROS: No Difference Between Romney and Obama

  • Mrs. Smith

    Obama works for the 1%, Romney IS the 1%.

  • holdthemaccountable

    LSM playing this for all it’s worth. Note, MeMe is along for the ride:

    U.S. President Barack Obama is pictured with first lady Michelle Obama while making a phone call from the U.S. Capitol immediately following his State of the Union Address, to inform John Buchanan that his daughter Jessica was rescued by U.S. Special Operations Forces in Somalia, in this photograph taken on January 24, 2012 and released on January 25. U.S. special operations forces swooped into Somalia on Wednesday and rescued two hostage aid workers after killing their nine kidnappers, a rare and daring raid in the Horn of Africa nation to free foreign captives. Obama authorized the raid on Monday and military commanders gave the final go-ahead on Tuesday, Pentagon officials said.
    http://www.daylife.com/photo/0aYq01Q57S95Z?__site=daylife&q=Michelle+Obama

    Today The Hill has a real schmooze piece on BO: Confident Obama struts his stuff

    So I’m at least triply glad Gov. Brewer popped up.

  • Mrs. Smith

    holdthemaccountable
    January 26th, 2012 at 6:32 am

    From way up thread: waterboarding haha.
    __________

    yes, the comment was a bit of joke- :)

  • Mrs. Smith

    “to inform John Buchanan that his daughter Jessica was rescued by U.S. Special Operations Forces in Somalia, in this photograph taken on January 24, 2012 and released on January 25.”
    _____________

    Obama never has any trouble taking credit for other people’s successes. Probably used the same technique throughout HS and his college years.

  • Mrs. Smith

    I hope Jan Brewer has the photo of her with a finger pointing at Obama blown up to poster size.
    The image is powerful when used with words attributed to representing the people.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Reagan’s National Security Advisor Endorses Newt Gingrich

  • holdthemaccountable

    On the subject of physically interacting with Gabby Giffords in DC, I could not help but notice the difference between Obama and Boehner:
    Obama hugged, then rocked her back and forth to enhance HIS photo op, while Boehner anticipated she might need help. She did, and Boehner was ready.

  • nomobama

    As an admitted birther, I hope Obama’s history comes out in Georgia.

  • BASIL99

    Yowza!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Kemp takes no prisoners!

    I tied to copy his letter to Jablonski but no could do. Check link at 11:35 to read in full. I’m going to the livefeed beong provided at 9 a.m.

  • BASIL99

    HERE IT IS!

    Michael Jablonski
    260 Brighton Road, NE
    Atlanta, Georgia 30309
    michael.jablonski@comcast.com

    RE: Georgia Presidential Preference Primary Hearings

    Dear Mr. Jablonski:

    I received your letter expressing your concerns with the manner in which the Office of State Administrative Hearings (“OSAH”) has handled the candidate challenges involving your client and advising me that you and your client will “suspend” participation in the administrative proceeding. While I regret that you do not feel that the proceedings are appropriate, my referral of this matter to an administrative law judge at OSAH was in keeping with Georgia law, and specifically O.C.G.A. § 21-2-5.

    As you are aware, OSAH Rule 616-1-2-.17 cited in your letter only applies to parties to a hearing. As the referring agency, the Secretary of State’s Office is not a party to the candidate challenge hearings scheduled for tomorrow. To the extent a request to withdraw the case referral is procedurally available, I do not believe such a request would be judicious given the hearing is set for tomorrow morning.

    In following the procedures set forth in the Georgia Election Code, I expect the administrative law judge to report his findings to me after his full consideration of the evidence and law. Upon receipt of the report, I will fully and fairly review the entire record and initial decision of the administrative law judge. Anything you and your client place in the record in response to the challenge will be beneficial to my review of the initial decision; however, if you and your client choose to suspend your participation in the OSAH proceedings, please understand that you do so at your own peril.

    I certainly appreciate you contacting me about your concerns, and thank you for your attention to this
    matter.

    Sincerely,
    Brian P. Kemp
    Georgia Secretary of Sta

  • BASIL99

    I L.O.V.E. this line!

    “…if you and your client choose to suspend your participation in the OSAH proceedings, please understand that you do so at your own peril.”

  • BASIL99

    Here’s the livestream. Court is packed.

    http://www.art2superpac.com/livevideo.html

  • holdthemaccountable

    Basil – can’t get on will count on your reporting.

  • nomobama

    Ann Coulter’s take on Gingrich, and it ain’t pretty. There is a tug of war going on in Republican/conservative circles right now. I want Obama out. Right now, either candidate will do for me. Whoever wins better bring their best “weapons” to the BO fight.
    ———————-

    RE-ELECT OBAMA: VOTE NEWT!
    January 25, 2012

    To talk with Gingrich supporters is to enter a world where words have no meaning. They denounce Mitt Romney as a candidate being pushed on them by “the Establishment” — with “the Establishment” defined as anyone who supports Romney or doesn’t support Newt.

    Gingrich may have spent his entire life in Washington and be so much of an insider that, as Jon Stewart says, “when Washington gets its prostate checked, it tickles [Newt],” but he is deemed the rebellious outsider challenging “the Establishment” — because, again, “the Establishment” is anyone who opposes Newt.

    This is the sort of circular reasoning one normally associates with Democrats, people whom small-town pharmacists refer to as “drug seekers” and Ron Paul supporters.

    Newtons claim Romney is a “moderate,” and Gingrich the true conservative — a feat that can be accomplished only by refusing to believe anything Romney says … and also refusing to believe anything Gingrich says.

    – Romney’s one great “flip-flop” is on abortion. (I thought the reason we argued with people about abortion was to try to get them to “flip-flop” on this issue. Sometimes it works!)

    Nearly two decades ago, when Romney was trying to defeat champion desecrator of life Sen. Teddy Kennedy, he sought to remove abortion as a campaign issue by declaring that he, too, supported Roe v. Wade.

    (Nonetheless, Kennedy ran a campaign commercial against him featuring a Mormon woman complaining that Romney, as a Mormon elder, had pressured her not to have an abortion, but to give the child up for adoption. Are you getting the idea that Massachusetts is different from the rest of America, readers?)

    Romney changed his mind on abortion — not when it was politically advantageous, but when it mattered. As governor of liberal, pro-choice Massachusetts, he vetoed an embryonic stem cell bill and “worked closely” with Massachusetts Citizens for Life. The president of MCL recently issued a statement saying that, “since being elected governor, Mitt Romney has had a consistent commitment to the culture of life.”

    He didn’t defend his changed position by saying he was a “historian,” or denounce people who raised the switch as “fundamentally” dishonest asking “absurd” questions, or go back and forth and back and forth. He just said he changed his mind.

    Meanwhile, Gingrich, who has run for office only in a small, majority Republican, undoubtedly pro-life congressional district, lobbied President Bush to support embryonic stem cell research.

    – Romney is now the only remaining candidate for president who opposes amnesty for illegals. (Ever since President Bush’s amnesty plan cratered on the shoals of public opposition, no Republican will ever use the word “amnesty,” despite wanting to keep illegals here — just as Democrats refuse to say “abortion,” while supporting every manner of destroying human life.)

    Romney supports E-Verify and a fence on the border. As governor he promoted English immersion programs for immigrants, signed an agreement with the federal government allowing state troopers to enforce federal immigration laws, and opposed efforts to give illegal immigrants in-state tuition or driver’s licenses.

    At the same time, Romney says he’d like to staple a green card to the diploma of every immigrant here on a student visa who gets a higher degree in math or science.

    Gingrich supports importing a slave labor force from Mexico under a “guest worker” program and wants to create government “citizen review boards” to grant amnesty on a case-by-case basis (i.e. all at once) to illegal aliens.

    – Romney supports entitlement reform along the lines of the Paul Ryan plan, as he has said plainly, but without histrionics, in the debates.

    Just last year, Gingrich went on “Meet the Press” and called Ryan’s plan — supported by nearly every House Republican — “right-wing social engineering.”

    He apologized for those remarks, then took back his apology, still later doubled down, calling the Ryan plan “suicide,” and now — currently, but it could change any minute — Gingrich supports Ryan’s entitlement reform efforts.

    For the latest updates on Newt’s position on the Ryan plan, go to http//twitter.com/#whatcheapshotgrandstandymovewillworknow?

    – As for crony capitalism, Romney made all his money in the private sector by his own diligence and talent — even giving away all the money he inherited from his parents. He’s never lived in Washington or traded on access to government officials.

    Meanwhile, without the federal government, Gingrich would be penniless. He has been in Washington since the ’70s, first as a congressman, then becoming a rich man on the basis of having been a congressman.

    Most egregiously, he took $1.6 million to shill for Freddie Mac, one of the two institutions directly responsible for the housing crash that caused the financial collapse. (Or one of three, if you consider Barney Frank an institution.)

    If the tea party stands for anything, it stands in absolute opposition to government insiders shoring up Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac at the very time those institutions were blowing up the economy.

    – Romney could not be more forceful in saying he will issue a 50-state waiver to Obamacare his first day in office and then seek its formal repeal. Whether you like a state-wide insurance mandate or not, it’s a world of difference when the federal government does it. Conservatives, having read the Constitution, ought to understand this.

    It was on account of the difference between state and federal powers that the Supreme Court overturned the federal Violence Against Women Act. The court was not endorsing rape, but reminding us that states make laws about rape, not Congress.

    To act as if Obamacare is the same thing as “Romneycare” is just a word game, on the order of acting like a “gun” has the same properties as a “gunny sack,” or “fire” is the same thing as a “firefly.”

    Romney supported the idea of other states doing something along the lines of his health care bill, but always opposed insurance mandates from the federal government (just as I oppose the federal government issuing general laws about rape, but support state laws against rape.)

    For those of you who still think Romneycare is the worst possible sin a Republican candidate could commit — even worse than taking money from Freddie Mac as it destroyed the economy — that doesn’t help Gingrich: He supported Romneycare.

    (While we’re on the subject, the nation’s leading conservative think tank, The Heritage Foundation, helped draft Romneycare. Indeed, Bob Moffit, Heritage’s senior fellow on health care issues, can be seen in the picture of the bill-signing ceremony, standing proudly behind Romney.)

    But Gingrich did more than support Romneycare. As former senator Rick Santorum has pointed out, Gingrich supported a FEDERAL individual mandate to purchase health insurance from 1993 until five minutes ago — i.e., at least until a “Meet the Press” appearance just last May.

    Asked by Maria Bartiromo in the CNBC debate last November to explain what he would do to fix health care, Newt attacked the question as “absurd” and said he would need a “several-hour period” to answer it.

    In a world where words have meaning, Mitt Romney is not the “moderate” in this race. He is the most conservative candidate still standing, with the possible exception of Rick Santorum, who is bad on illegal immigration. (Santorum voted in the Senate against even the voluntary use of E-Verify by employers, which means he doesn’t want to do anything about illegal immigration at all.)

    Romney is “moderate” only in demeanor — which is just another word game. His positions are more conservative than Gingrich’s, but he doesn’t scare people like Gingrich does. Ronald Reagan and Jesse Helms were moderate in demeanor, too. No one would call them political moderates.

    Romney is the most electable candidate not only because it will be nearly impossible for the media to demonize this self-made Mormon square, devoted to his wife and church, but precisely because he is the most conservative candidate.

    Conservatism is an electable quality. Hotheaded arrogance is neither conservative nor attractive to voters.

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  • Betty

    Makes me wonder.

    Yesterday morning part of a comment I wrote included the words “…Warren Buffet’s underpaid, pimped out secretary.”

    And last night on Durdge there was an post about how much she is paid and this morning her salary was mentioned on Fox and Friends.

    I can’t help but remember a few years ago when I made a comment about that fat selfish Roosevelt who sold out our country and the honor of his family for filthy lucre. I was hoping as I wrote it that he would hear of it – hope is renewed.

    Gosh, can’t believe how I hold a grudge.

  • Shez ZK

    Our good friend Matt (My Two Cents radio) lives in Atlanta, we’ve been on the phone. He tried to get into the courtroom this morning but was turned away because it was already full. Damn!

    Something is starting

  • nomobama

    The following is a tale of Florida. It’s sad, but true, and I assure you that Polk County is not the only county suffering in this manner. I live in an adjoining county, and it’s no better here. The country needs help, and Obama is not the one to provide it. Manu know it. I hope they vote in November with this knowledge in mind.
    —————–

    Los Angeles Times (ALANA SEMUELS) 01/26/2012 8:11
    Builders started to manicure this patch of land in the middle of Florida, creating cookie-cutter houses flanked by cypress trees and laying down pavement for roads and driveways. Then they abruptly stopped, leaving a half-built community where red “available” signs sit in octagonal windows and rough patches of grass grow where homes were supposed to be.

    “You want to hear about our failed community?” asked Josiane Jones, 57, who bought a house in the Hampton Hills development four years ago, and saw her home’s price plummet as developers abruptly stopped building. “This was considered one of the most desirable places to live.”

    It’s not just this development that has been abandoned. A nearby movie theater has been shuttered, and the mall a few blocks away is plagued by empty big box stores and the ghosts of retailers that have gone belly up. Drive down Florida Avenue through the middle of Lakeland, and it seems that every other commercial building has an “available” or “for lease” sign in the window – but for the fast-food restaurants and gas stations.

    This is the ground where much of the state’s presidential contest will be conducted in advance of the Jan. 31 primary and the general election. It lies along the I-4 corridor in a region that houses both everyday families the candidates court and many of the state’s 2 million independent voters. Polk County was the only one of four along the key segment of the I-4 that President Barack Obama didn’t win in 2008. Mitt Romney played to the region’s concerns with his first Florida ad, released Monday, that excoriated Newt Gingrich for earning more than $1 million from mortgage giant Freddie Mac “while Florida families lost everything.”

    “In this area, you get the middle-class and family-type voters,” said Susan MacManus, a political science professor at the University of South Florida, Tampa. “Those type of families are important to tell how Florida is going to go, and how the nation will.”

    An inland area halfway between Orlando on the east side of Florida and Tampa on the west, Polk County was one of the fastest-growing regions in the state over the last decade, as families and retirees priced out of the coast moved inland in search of cheaper real estate. Its population grew 24 percent from 2000 to 2010, faster than the state as a whole, according to census data.

    But when the economy crashed, so did Polk. People lost jobs and couldn’t pay mortgages; near-retirees who had planned to move to the region saw their investments plunge and held off on retirement. Inland Florida, like California’s Inland Empire, was left to bear the brunt of the economic slowdown, without attractions such as sand, sea, or amusement parks that could still draw tourists or wealthy homebuyers.

    “There was a real housing boom taking place here in the middle of the decade, and we all know what’s happened to the housing market,” said Gordon Kettle, a professor of economics at Polk State College. “We’ve really felt the pain.”

    The situation in inland Florida suggests the campaign discussion will be very much centered on the economy. The Polk County unemployment rate is 10.7 percent, and the county has the fifth-highest suburban poverty rate in the nation, just behind Fresno, according to a 2010 report from the Brookings Institute. About one-third of Polk County households with children under 18 don’t have enough income to provide them adequate food, according to a report by the Food Research and Action Center.

    The housing market remains in a slump. Home prices fell 11 percent in December, compared with a year earlier, while in coastal areas such as Miami, Fort Lauderdale and Coral Gables prices rose from the previous year. Builders pulled just 89 single family home permits in Polk County in September 2011; in the same month in 2005, they pulled a record 1,692 permits. About half of homeowners in Polk County owe more on their mortgages than their homes are worth.

    “We’re just trying to stick it out. We don’t want to lose our home,” said Nija Thomas, who lives across the road from the Hampton Hills development in another planned community decimated by the housing downturn. A majority of the single-family homes in her development are rented, rather than owned, and foreclosures have befallen many of her neighbors.

    Thomas is a nurse by training, but is working part time doing taxes, since she hasn’t been able to find a job in her field. The value of her home has fallen 33 percent to $130,000 since she bought it, so she can’t move for work unless she wants to sell her home at a loss. She fears there won’t be any buyers, though, in a region where people can snap up foreclosed homes on the cheap.

    “There isn’t any other choice but to stick around,” she said.

    While Thomas says she would vote for Obama no matter what, economists say that many residents of the I-4 corridor are independents, and their vote will depend very much on economics.

    There are signs of slight improvement. Legoland just opened a new park in nearby Winter Haven, which could draw tourists and tax dollars. Publix, one of the nation’s largest supermarkets, still employs thousands, and there’s a hearty demand for citrus, one of the region’s biggest crops.

    But the pace of the recovery is slower than in many parts of the country, and that could determine Florida’s political fate. Current polls show Obama neck in neck with both Romney and Rick Santorum. If recovery comes fast to Polk County, Obama could benefit, MacManus said.

    “Every time employment ticks up, presidential approval ticks up a little bit too,” she said.

    Still, many Polk County voters say they’re too wrapped up in keeping their families afloat to care about politics. They include Charlene and Eric Vasquez, who moved to Lakeland from Miami for the cheaper cost of living. Though they pay only $975 monthly for a four-bedroom house, both are unemployed, and they have to resort to yard sales to make money.

    “It’s tough. We live week by week,” said Charlene Vasquez, who was organizing boxes in her garage on a balmy winter evening. “It’s hard to find a job that pays enough.”

    They’ve lived in three separate houses in the development, forced from the first two when the owners lost them to foreclosure. They say their neighborhood is still suffering foreclosures, and they don’t see much reason for hope.

    “I haven’t seen much change,” Eric Vasquez said. “There’s a moving truck here every weekend.”

  • ABM90

    Public Schedule
    Washington, DC

    January 26, 2012

    SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

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

    10:15 a.m. Secretary Clinton holds a town hall meeting on the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR), at the Department of State.
    (OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
    This event will be broadcast live on BNET.
    Pre-set time for video cameras: 8:30 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.
    Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 9:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Entrance Lobby.

    11:45 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with General James Mattis, Commander, U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    12:40 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with participants from the U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) Washington Ambassadors Conference, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    12:50 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with participants from the U.S.-Philippines Bilateral Strategic Dialogue, at the Department of State

  • Anybody getting this crap on their social network pages ? I had to delete this crap off my page like 3 times with all of these fibs

    1. Got Osama bin laden…check 2. Unemployment rate 8.5%…check. 3. 1.6 million jobs created with no GOP help…check 4. 22 months of job and economic growth with no help…check 5. Ended war in Iraq …check 6. DADT repeal…check 7. Not one tax hike in 3 years….check 8. Still carries 80% of the African American vote…check 9. Same wife for 15 years with no extra marital affairs…check 10. Saved the auto industry and 1.5 million jobs.. check 11. Assisted in ousting Khaddafi…check 12. Only active President to receive Nobel Peace prize while in office. 13. Mortgage modification to prevent home owners from losing their home. 14. STILL fighting for middle class families. 15. Reform Affordable healthcare…. check Despite what the GOP would have you believe the President has been doing these things and more by himself. Obama 2012 – RE-POST to support

  • moononpluto

    Perdue is doing a runner…shoe dropping on her?

    Numerous sources say Gov. Bev Perdue will not seek re-election in 2012.

    Perdue will turn 65 this month. Her likely opponent in the next campaign will be Pat McCrory, former Charlotte mayor and a Catawba College graduate.

    Sources at the Associated Press are working on a story at this time.

    The Raleigh News & Observer is reporting Perdue is expected to make an announcement this afternoon. The News & Observer is also reporting that Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton has about $600,000 in the bank, according to campaign finance reports.

    Others likely to make a run include current Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, Attorney General Roy Cooper and former White House Chief of Staff Erskine Bowles.

    State Rep. Bill Faison had earlier threatened to challenge Perdue.

    More information as it becomes available.

  • BASIL99

    holdthemaccountable.

    The first two attorneys did a good job – short, brief and to the point. Witnesses were guys who had applied to be Georgia presidential candidates and pointed out the requirements under Georgia Law and the attorneys tried to point out that BO hadn’t complied – I think. The audio was terrible.

    But then Orly cam on and has been holding court for the past hour introducing roughly a half dozen witnesses testifying on everything from the social security number to the BO law records and his name.

    Again, very incoherent.

    She put up a couple of Immigration officers (ex) who said they would have insisted on BO’s docs, and a couple of people who were knowledgeable about forgeries and went into great detail about how the BC finally released by the WH was fraudulent.

    Orly was distracting – her english is not so good and that, added to the poor audio, makes it difficult to figure out what is going on.

    The judge is clearly annoyed with her.

    The worst thing is at the end she put herself on the witness bench and attempted to cross examine herself.

    Oy vey.

    :mad:

  • BASIL99

    Here’s a decent transcript of the first part of the hearing. Seems like my understanding of who said what was off – very poor audio.

    http://giveusliberty1776.blogspot.com/

  • gonzotx

    Issa Demands Access to Second US Attorney who Supervised Operation Fast and Furious

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa demanded in letter to Attorney General Holder that the Justice Department make Arizona U.S. Attorney’s Office Assistant United States Attorney Michael Morrissey available to speak with Committee investigators about his role in and knowledge of Operation Fast and Furious. His supervisor, Patrick Cunningham, has stated he will exercise his Fifth Amendment and refuse to answer any questions pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious – such an assertion is extremely rare and suggests possible criminal culpability on the part of a high ranking Justice Department official. Morrissey, who reported directly to Cunningham’s and was intimately involved with Operation Fast and Furious.

  • gonzotx

    ONE-FIFTH of young Germans have never heard of Auschwitz, survey reveals

    By ALLAN HALL
    Last updated at 2:33 PM on 25th January 2012

    A survey carried out two days before Holocaust Memorial Day shows more than a fifth of young Germans do not know the name of Auschwitz or what happened there.
    Twenty one per cent of people aged between 18 and 30 quizzed about the most notorious Nazi extermination camp had not heard of it, the survey revealed.
    And almost half of all those canvassed by the Forsa research institute said they had never visited a concentration camp despite the fact Germany has made all of those on its soil permanent memorials to the dead.

    Horrors: A survey has revealed one fifth of young Germans have never heard of Auschwitz or the crimes perpetrated there by the Nazis
    This Friday is the 67th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Red Army in 1945.
    By the time Russian soldiers got there, some 1.2million of the six million victims of the Holocaust had been murdered there.
    German government officials, camp survivors and Israeli politicians will be among those attending commemorations at the site of the camp built by the Nazis in occupied Poland during World War Two.
    The survey, published in Stern magazine, showed that of people over 30, 95 per cent had heard of Auschwitz and the crimes committed there.

    Vulnerable: Berlin is concerned that youths ignorant of the crimes of the Nazis are being targeted by a rise in neo-Nazis violence in Germany
    But less than 70 per cent could name the country it lies in.
    Berlin, which is concerned about a rising tide of neo-Nazi crime and sentiment in Germany, is dismayed by the survey which underwrites the belief that ignorant youth in particular are vulnerable to far-right propaganda that claims the Holocaust is a myth.
    The Nazis built six extermination camps – Auschwitz, Chelmno, Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka and Majdanek – all of them in occupied Poland.
    The murder of prisoners, most of them Jewish, began in 1941 when Nazi officials enacted Hitler’s ‘Final Solution of the Jewish Question’.
    Most of the camps included gas chambers and many victims were then cremated as the Nazi’s attempted to hide evidence of the Holocaust.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2091572/One-FIFTH-young-Germans-heard-Auschwitz-survey-reveals.html#ixzz1kaD1FzB0

  • nomobama

    Here’s another endorsement of Newt from a Reagan administration insider. I wish I knew the real reason why people like Coulter are so against him.

    http://spectator.org/archives/2012/01/24/reagans-young-lieutenant/4

  • gonzotx

    Newt made a lot of enemy’s, is arrogant and has the ego with no boundaries. Personally I don’t like him, but I like his fighting spirit and his willingness to say the things he is saying right now. I really do not want him as President, the choices are mind blowing horrible.

  • Shadowfax

    A two-man fight for Florida is emerging ahead of the state’s final Republican presidential debate Thursday, with polls showing the race neck and neck as Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich pound each other over personal and professional vulnerabilities.

    A new Rasmussen poll out Thursday has Romney retaking the lead with 39 percent over 31 percent for Gingrich. Rick Santorum had 12 percent and Ron Paul was taking 9 percent of the vote among the 750 likely GOP voters polled.

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/01/26/race-tight-in-florida-as-romney-gingrich-target-each-other/#ixzz1kaKPwYAO

    ———
    Trump was on Greta last night, he says although the candidates being in the spotlight for a longer election cycle is good in some ways, he thinks the dirt and mud that is being slung between them is terrible for the candidate that ends up running against Barry.

  • sirmrks

    results of the obama cases from: http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2012/01/live-internet-video-feed-from-inside.html

    Anonymous said…[Reply]
    witness # 1 identified obama’s internet birth certificate and a passage in “dreams of my father” citing Barack Sr’s Kenyan passport was revoked.
    January 26, 2012 6:39 AM

    Anonymous said…[Reply]
    witness #2: filed a freedom of information act and found Barack Sr. was at Harvard as a foreign student. barack sr. was not a us citizen at the time of barack jr. birth.

    attorney proffers explanation of NATURAL BORN CITIZEN ARTICLE II WITH A POSTER BOARD DISPLAY:

    CONGRESS CANNOT ALTER THE CONSTITUTION, BUT CAN ADD AMENDMENTS. 14TH AMENDMENT DOES NOT APPLY HERE.

    not all citizens are natural born citizens.
    January 26, 2012 6:44 AM
    Anonymous said…[Reply]
    Attorney explaining Minor v Happersett 1875 decison

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Minor_v._Happersett
    January 26, 2012 6:50 AM
    Anonymous said…[Reply]
    Attorney close:

    Case about the CONSTITUTION. POLITICS IS ABOUT PUBLIC SERVICE.

    Witnessess have shown Barack Sr. has never been a US citizen; Therefore he is not “constitutionally eligible” for the Presidency.

    Case # 2 Mark Hatfield, Attorney

    Carl Swensson v Barack H. Obama Jr.

    Witness # 1 Carl Swensson

    identifies official Georgia ballot challenge for Obama to be on the DNC Ballot

    identifies divorce records of Obama’s parent Stanley and dunam and Barack Sr.

    identifies certified copy of Nomination of Barack Obama

    identifies discrepancy between democratic and gop certificate of nomination to POTUS. Dems do not use “constitutional requirement” gop does.

    identifies immigration and naturalization document

    identifies jablonski letter to kemp suspending proceedings by defendant obama
    January 26, 2012 7:05 AM
    Anonymous said…[Reply]
    Witness #2

    identifies 181 page microfilm doc from immigration and naturalization service regarding barack sr. and stanley ann dunham sotoro and lolo sotoro:

    barack sr. was NEVER A CITIZEN

    MORE ONE WEBSITE NEED TO GO SORRY

  • Betty

    I found this at Moe Lane’s site. I don’t know how to embed, hope it works.

  • JanH

    Hillary Clinton dodging political ‘high wire’

    20 minutes ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she is paying no attention to the Republican presidential primary debates and is again tamping down speculation that she might stay in government if President Barack Obama wins a second term.

    Clinton told State Department employees Thursday that she is ready to step off “the high wire of American politics.” She said she wants to find out just how tired she really is after 20 years as first lady, senator, aspiring presidential candidate and top U.S. diplomat.

    As secretary of state, Clinton is barred from partisan politics and she acknowledged that it was a bit odd not to be participating this time. But, she said she is enjoying being away from the fray and has not watched any of the Republican debates.

    http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i122DBHRT2-oLEVw6aTKKwwyneaQ?docId=8c81f5a09f674faa8608c180b4861c67

  • JanH

    a little more…

    Hillary Rodham Clinton ignoring GOP debates, wants off political ‘high wire’

    Thursday, January 26, 2012

    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she wants to step off the “high wire of American politics” after two decades and is again tamping down speculation that she might stay in government if President Barack Obama wins a second term.

    Clinton told State Department employees on Thursday that she is ready for a rest and is paying no attention to the Republican presidential candidate debates. She said she wants to find out just how tired she is after working flat out as first lady, senator, aspiring presidential candidate and finally the top U.S. diplomat.

    “I have made it clear that I will certainly stay on until the president nominates someone and that transition can occur” if Obama wins re-election, she told a town hall meeting. “But I think after 20 years, and it will be 20 years, of being on the high wire of American politics and all of the challenges that come with that, it would be probably a good idea to just find out how tired I am.”

    But, she appeared to leave the door open for a possible eventual return, adding to laughter from the crowd that “everyone always says that when they leave these jobs.”

    As secretary of state, Clinton is barred from partisan politics and she acknowledged that it is unusual not to be participating in this election season. But, she said she is enjoying being away from the fray and hasn’t watched any of the GOP debates.

    “It is a little odd for me to be totally out of an election season,” she said. “But, you know, I didn’t watch any of those debates.”

    Clinton said she expected the campaign for November’s election to “suck up a lot of the attention” normally devoted to foreign policy issues but she joked that that might actually help the State Department.

    “The good news is maybe we can even get more done if they are not paying attention, so just factor that in.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/hillary-rodham-clinton-ignoring-gop-debates-wants-off-political-high-wire/2012/01/26/gIQAnuQATQ_story.html

  • holdthemaccountable

    Basil, thank you so much. Betty 12:45 video
    ————-
    Good one ending “What else will they do to America?”
    And that IS the salient point. IMO.

  • ShortTermer

    Re: nomobama
    January 26th, 2012 at 11:58 am

    They are FOR Romney because they are ESTABLISHMENT Republians….they are following party dictates, just like Debbie Wasserman Shcultz is on the Dimocratic side here in Florida. This elections is about freeing our nation from the ESTABLISHMENT that is destroying our country.

  • gonzotx

    Maybe they are for Romney ST because Newt is more than a little unstable and Dems will love to reunite AGAINST the one man who was most responsible for pushing the impeachment agenda against Clinton while engaging in like behavior ( I know it suppose to be because he “lied” under oath, who wouldn’t Jesus )

  • ShortTermer

    Re: SOROS: No Difference Between Romney and Obama

    Nuff said. Why is ‘I’m so spectacular, here let me flip my hair back, Ann Coulter” so gungho for Romney? Methinks she does protest too much. Personally, this is one thing I take Soros’ word for, he sure as the devil should know.

  • ShortTermer

    IMPEACHMENT: give me a break. I know that hurt but it is time to consider an even more important event. If ObaMAO gets re-selected our country is in the shitter. Permanently. Get over the impeachment; help the one person that is a FIGHTER. You were there; you know how low down and dirty and what thievery and thuggery the Dimocrats can and will use. Romney is a plastic personality who probably would be a nice guy in other circumstances; but he is not a fighter. It is not in his nature; he is more of a pacafist. And Rick Santorium is holding on to false hope; and that is hurting the conservative side of the Republican campaign. I like Rick Santorum, like his wife better, but all it will take, unfortunately, is for his wife and children to be threatened and he will fold like a cheap suit. Neither Romney nor Santorum are fighters; good policiticians maybe, no no fighter. If Soros has stated that there is no difference between Romney and ObaMAO, I take him at his word for that is what I see, too.

  • Shadowfax

    gonzotx

    Yup.

  • ShortTermer

    And yes I am getting that crap too: VANITY4USA
    January 26th, 2012 at 11:07 am

  • nomobama

    I am not trying to be snotty here, but I don’t buy the “poor Bill Clinton” meme anymore. As I have gotten older, my conclusion is that Bill should have kept his peter in his pants where it belonged, and then there would not have been any issue to impeach him. Obviously, Gingrich was also letting his horse wander, bu he wasn’t the president, nor was he doing it in the White House. Both are sleazeballs for what they did. Yet, i am not concerned about that anymore. I voted for Clinton twice. I will vote for Gimgrich if need be. Neither of the two are shining examples of virtue, but that doesn’t mean that they are stooopid when it comes to governing.

  • nomobama

    Every once in a blue (maybe red?) moon, I visit the Free Republic website. I am copying something below that makes me have a little hope that the dope is finally getting his jist desserts. Please let the usurper be exposed!
    ———————-

    I just got off the phone with Dean Haskins who was in the courtroom this morning assisting with the Art 2Pac live stream. Judge Malihi talked to the attorneys in chambers before the hearing this morning and told them that he was going to enter a DEFAULT JUDGMENT against Obama and recommend that Obama’s name not be on the Georgia ballot! All of the attorneys expressed a desire to put an abbreviated streamlined case on the record and the judge agreed.

    How does the mainstream media spin this?

    The Georgia SOS has already indicated that he will follow the judge’s recommendation. That means that Obama will not get any popular vote or electors from the great state of Georgia!

    Congratulations to all freedom-loving Americans!

  • Mrs. Smith

    OBAMA works for the 1%. ROMNEY IS the 1%

    People that haven’t been in politics for at least 10yrs or majored in political science, haven’t a clue how to Fight or know what it takes to WIN!

    That is the long and the short of it- When we were for Hillary they were supporting someone else. That is usually the case.

    Don’t upset yourself over it just scroll on by.. If Hillary ends up being the nominee, they will fall in line..

  • nomobama

    Here are some responses on the Free Republic site to the information above.

    ———-
    To: justlurking
    – That means that Obama will not get any popular vote or electors from the great state of Georgia! –
    No it doesn’t. it just means that Obama’s name won’t be on the ballot.

    In November, we will vote for electors, party electors. In essence, we will choose which political party will be allowed to cast an electoral ballot in Congress. You and I vote for electors. The candidate’s name appears on our ballots as a convenience to the political party. But you and I do not vote directly for the candidate, we vote for a party elector. Read the ballot carefully, you’ll see.

    The absence of the candidate’s name does not prevent the elector from voting for Obama.

    22 posted on 01/26/2012 12:00:33 PM PST by Cboldt

  • BASIL99

    Good ad, Betty, but I think it should have pointed out total debt for Solyndra – a half billion and counting – and the total national debt – 15 trillion and counting.

  • Mrs. Smith

    How does the mainstream media spin this?
    __________

    I dunno how they will spin this but GA has just set a precedent. Obama will have to Appeal the ruling… and who knows how long that will take to be heard. States can imitate GA not putting Obama’s name on the ballot until the ruling is changed.

    This is definitely a “glitch” in the Obama Campaign machine.

  • BASIL99

    “Judge Malihi talked to the attorneys in chambers before the hearing this morning and told them that he was going to enter a DEFAULT JUDGMENT against Obama and recommend that Obama’s name not be on the Georgia ballot!”

    OUTSTANDING, if only symbolically!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • nomobama

    AND:
    ………

    To: justlurking
    This is actually HORRIBLE news!

    Under the Georgia statute, it is the candidates responsability to show that they are eligible. And it’s the judges job to determine if the candidate has done so. So, since the judge is entering a default judgement, all he needs to say in his ruling is – “the candidate did not appear to show he is eligible for the office he is running for, therefore it is the courts opinion that he not be placed on the ballot”.

    This means that the evidence presented at the hearing was for show only! The judge is not going to rule on Minor v Happersett being precedent on the definition of ‘natural born citizen’.

    The SOS may, or may not put Obama on the ballot, but there will be nothing coming from this hearing that will be usefull in removing Obama from any other state ballot.

    28 posted on 01/26/2012 12:06:09 PM PST by MMaschin
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  • Mrs. Smith

    nomobama
    January 26th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    I don;t know how true that is.. considering Obama’s name wasn;t on the Michigan ballot and the Rules and By-Laws Committee are the ones who handed Hillary’s electoral votes to him.

  • Mrs. Smith

    The SOS may, or may not put Obama on the ballot, but there will be nothing coming from this hearing that will be useful in removing Obama from any other state ballot.
    ____________

    Just remembering, Soros hand picked the SOS’s in all the battle ground states…

    There should be a reliable legal opinion from an elections attorney specialist soon…

  • Shadowfax

    The SOS may, or may not put Obama on the ballot, but there will be nothing coming from this hearing that will be usefull in removing Obama from any other state ballot.

    ——–
    Symbolic isn’t good enough. What about all the states that passed bills saying Barry has to show his BC to be placed on their ballots? If he produces the multi-layered, altered, pdf version…is that okay with them too?

    All of this just sucks and shows that our country has laws and a Constitution that are partly symbolic and can be used as a pinata by the leaders of our country.

  • BASIL99

    Very interesting, from Ulsterman via P&E interview with one of the attorneys today.
    The argument:

    Here it is: Barack Obama’s father was never a U.S. citizen. The Supreme Court, in Minor v. Happersett, defined “natural born Citizen” under the Constitution as “being born in this country with both parents being U.S. citizens at the time the candidate was born.” That’s “natural born Citizen;” that’s the Supreme Court’s definition; it’s never been overturned or challenged or questioned; therefore, Barack Obama is not qualified to be president by his own admission. Here’s the thing: the defense still has not addressed that substantive argument. They throw up all kinds of procedural arguments; they throw up all kinds of interpretations of Georgia code that don’t allow us to get to our argument. But at the end of the day, there’s one thing that’s very simple: Georgia code is very clear such that even if my client doesn’t have standing to raise this, even if no voter has standing, the Secretary of State, according to one specific code, “shall determine the qualifications of the candidate before the election.” It’s one sentence. It does not give them any option to not do it. And they can, at any time before the election, look into those qualifications. So if this court decides that David Welden doesn’t have the ability to raise this because of the procedural arguments brought up by the defendant, this court’s purpose is only to advise the Secretary of State, and the Secretary of State absolutely has to address, by law, the substantive qualifications of this candidate.

    “So even if you find that you have to dismiss our case, you still have to tell the Secretary of State what to do with this argument wherein the Supreme Court has defined the term “natural born Citizen,” and Barack Obama has repeatedly admitted that he doesn’t meet those qualifications. You can’t avoid the substantive issue even if you rule against us on a procedural matter.”

    “Is there a way that the judge could declare that having one citizen parent is enough to qualify a person as a ‘natural born Citizen?’”

    Let me answer your question with a truism: a judge can do anything he wants. They are the final arbiters of what’s right and wrong. The fact that a higher court can overturn them is always there. It’s also true that that usually doesn’t happen. No matter how many levels of appeal you have, getting a higher court to overturn a lower court is always an unlikely outcome in any appeal. It’s difficult. They do it only when the lower court has made a glaring error or they philosophically completely disagree with the judge who happens to be sitting in the lower court

  • nomobama

    I noticed the following about Drudge today and was concerned that the Republicans are doing their best to throw the uocoming election. They need to let the people choose their candidate, and then support that candidate to the fullest. Stop it already!
    ————–
    Drudge leads conservative backlash against Gingrich

    By Eric Schulzke , Deseret News

    Published: Thursday, Jan. 26 2012 11:24 a.m. MST

    Matt Drudge is on the warpath. The conservative mega-blogger is functioning as a one-man virtual Super PAC, driving story after story after story critical of Newt Gingrich , challenging his claim to the conservative mantle. A few of Drudge’s nuggets …

    Drudge’s dominant image Thursday is that of Reagan linked to a National Review article with anti-Reagan quotes from the 1980s: “Measured against the scale and momentum of the Soviet empire’s challenge, the Reagan administration has failed, is failing, and without a dramatic change in strategy will continue to fail. . . . President Reagan is clearly failing.” Gingrich claimed the CIA, State and Defense “have no strategies to defeat the empire.” But of course “the burden of this failure frankly must be placed first on President Reagan.” He also called Reagan’s meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev “the most dangerous summit for the West since Adolf Hitler met with Neville Chamberlain in 1938 in Munich.”

    Drudge also links R. Emmet Tyrel over at the fiercely conservative American Spectator, who castigates the man he calls William Jefferson Gingrich: “Newt and Bill, as 1960s generation self-promoters, share the same duplicity, ostentatious braininess, (and) a propensity for endless scrapes with propriety and the law. They are tireless hustlers.”

    Ann Coulter, who has been openly supporting Romney for weeks, continues to pound the electability theme. Gingrich is simply unelectable, she says: “Romney is ‘moderate’ only in demeanor — which is just another word game. His positions are more conservative than Gingrich’s, but he doesn’t scare people like Gingrich does.”

    Drudge’s page is also sprinkled with numerous other tidbits challenging Gingrich, including more on his messy divorce history.

    The Drudge outburst seems to reflect a growing sense among the conservative opinion commentariat that Gingrich as nominee is a serious liability in a pivotal election year, a fact the GOP base has yet to fully grasp. The pundits apparently view themselves as the sober older sibling warning a starry-eyed sister about the hot guy on the Harley who’s been around enough to leave a mark.

    Eric Schulzke writes on national politics for the Deseret News. He can be contacted at eschulzke@desnews.com.

  • turndownobama

    if it is O vs G…it amounts to from VERY, very, very, very, very, bad to worse…

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

    Very likely.

  • BASIL99

    Here’s a thorough recitation of what happened in the courtroom.

    http://www.thenationalpatriot.com/?p=4138#comments

  • Shadowfax

    Drudge leads conservative backlash against Gingrich

    I noticed tons of links on Drudge over the past day or two, mainly negative on Newt and I was going to post this observation earlier today, but decided not to for those that support him here.

  • nomobama

    A transcript of a discussion on Limbaugh today….

    Will Republicans Go After Obama the Way They’re Going After Each Other?
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 26, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    Posted on January 26, 2012 3:27:52 PM EST by Kaslin

    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT

    RUSH: Mike in Fremont, Ohio. Great to have you, sir. You’re next. Hello.

    CALLER: Yeah, mega dittos there, Rush.

    RUSH: Thank you there very much, sir.

    CALLER: Okay, I was wondering about what’s gonna happen if Newt is the nominatee and he does get to be president because I think he can beat Obama. All these guys trashing him, all these leader Republicans, how they gonna work with him?

    RUSH: I don’t know because I think they really hate him.

    CALLER: Yeah, they do. I can tell that too.

    RUSH: They hate this guy, and I don’t think they want him to win. If he gets the nomination, I don’t think they want him to be president.

    CALLER: Well, they don’t. I think he could really take it to Obama, and that’s the problem, and these other guys are just gonna suck up. So…

    RUSH: Well, the way politics is, at the end of the campaign they’ll find a way. It always happens. This isn’t the first internecine battle of this kind. This is not the first campaign where people have asked the question that you’re asking here: “Oh, my God, how are these guys gonna put it back together and love each other?” I just take you back to 2008. They hated Romney! The McCain people hated Romney. Huckabee haaaaaaaaaaa-aa-ted Romney. Now they’re endorsing him. It’s politics. Let me tell you why: The money. If they win, they control the money. That’s power. They will find a way to love each other. Never fear. Republicans want to be in charge of the money. You know, the sad, sad thing is that we really don’t have a free market. We have the illusion of one.

    One of the really true facts of life in America today is that big corporations don’t want a free market. They want intimate relationships with powerful politicians. They want intimate relationships with the powerful politicians who regulate the market. They want to be on the winning side when politicians start regulating the market. I give you as an example (and there are countless examples) Jeffrey Immelt at General Electric. These CEOs all know that no matter which party’s in charge, they’re going to be regulating business. It’s not a roll of the dice. It’s standard operating business procedure. If the government has the power to regulate your business, you get in bed with them to limit the damage and maybe on the upside get regulations in your favor. Sadly, folks, that’s the truth. That’s the way it happens.

    BREAK TRANSCRIPT

    RUSH: I hope, at the end of all this, whoever is coordinating this on Newt has the guts and the gumption to go after Obama this way. But I have my doubts. Because a I’ve heard the stories about the RNC interviewing various polling groups seeking advice on how best to go after Obama. “Ohhhh, don’t be critical!” They’re telling them. “Oh, no, no! Don’t be critical. Obama’s loved, personally popular! It’s… Don’t call him a socialist. Don’t call him anything. Oh, no, no, no, no, no! You’ve gotta oppose Obama and his policies.” Fine. So we’ll treat Obama with kid gloves. We will destroy ourselves. We’ll eat each other alive. I just hope that there is some of this in reserve for Obama.

    Maybe part of this game plan is to get Newt to self-deport like out of the race. That came up in the debate the other night, who was it, Romney, well, we’re gonna do self-deportation as immigration control. The economy here is not that hot. People are leaving. There are no opportunities here for the illegals; they’re self-deporting themselves. They’re hoping Newt self-deport himself out of the campaign. Isn’t gonna happen. But there is a debate tonight, and this is a massive coordinated attack. I don’t know it’s a conspiracy. But it’s coordinated. All of this stuff has hit in one day.

  • Mrs. Smith

    And you have to realize the O Campaign are paying Big Bux to Drudge to run a one man campaign against Gingrich. Just goes to show you how much they want Romney as the nominee and the threat of Gingrich winning the nomination has them BONKERS!

  • nomobama

    The following seems to be a good summary about the proceedings today in Georgia. It is a must read if only because it shows some comments made about the usurper that even I did not anticipate. It is written in a play by play format that will allow you to understand exactly what is going on down in Georgia. Interesting to say the least. From the nationalpatriot.com website:
    ————-
    OBAMA ELIGIBILITY COURT CASE…BLOW BY BLOW
    By Craig Andresen on January 26, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Given the testimony from today’s court case in Georgia, Obama has a lot of explaining to do. His attorney, Jablonski, was a NO SHOW as of course, was Obama.

    The following is a nutshell account of the proceedings.

    Promptly at 9am  EST, all attorneys involved in the Obama Georgia eligibility case were called to the Judge’s chambers. This was indeed a very interesting beginning to this long awaited and important case.

    The case revolved around the Natural Born clause of the Constitution and whether or not Obama qualifies under it to serve. More to the point, if found ineligible, Obama’s name would not appear on the 2012 ballot in Georgia.

    With the small courtroom crowded, several in attendance could be seen fanning themselves with pamphlets as they waited for the return of the attorneys and the appearance of the judge.

    Obama himself, who had been subpoenaed to appear, of course was nowhere near Georgia. Instead, Obama was on a campaign swing appearing in Las Vegas and in Colorado ignoring the court in Georgia.

    Over the last several weeks, Obama’s attorney, Michael Jablonski, had attempted several tactics to keep this case from moving forward. He first tried to have it dismissed, then argued that it was irrelevant to Obama. After that, Jablonski argued that a state could not, under the law, determine who would or would not be on a ballot and later, that Obama was simply too busy with the duties of office to appear.

    After all these arguments were dispatched by the Georgia Court, Jablonski, in desperation, wrote to the Georgia Secretary of State attempting to place Obama above the law and declared that the case was not to he heard and neither he nor his client would participate.

    Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, fired back a letter hours later telling Jablonski he was free to abandon the case and not participate but that he would do so at his and his clients peril.

    Game on.

    5 minutes.

    10 minutes.

    15 minutes with the attorneys in the judge’s chambers.

    20 minutes.

    It appears Jablonski is not in attendance as the attorneys return, all go to the plaintiff table 24 minutes after meeting in the judge’s chambers.

    Has Obama’s attorney made good on his stated threat not to participate? Is he directly ignoring the court’s subpoena? Is he placing Obama above the law? It seems so. Were you or I subpoenaed to appear in court, would we or our attorney be allowed such action or, non action?

    Certainly not.

    Court is called to order.

    Obama’s birth certificate is entered into evidence.

    Obama’s father’s place of birth, Kenya East Africa is entered into evidence.

    Pages 214 and 215 from Obama’s book, “Dreams from My Father” entered into evidence. Highlighted. This is where Obama indicates that, in 1966 or 1967 that his father’s history is mentioned. It states that his father’s passport had been revoked and he was unable to leave Kenya.

    Immigration Services documents entered into evidence regarding Obama Sr.

    June 27th, 1962, is the date on those documents. Obama’s father’s status shown as a non citizen of the United States. Documents were gotten through the Freedom of Information Act.

    Testimony regarding the definition of Natural Born Citizen is given citing Minor vs Happersett opinion from a Supreme Court written opinion from 1875. The attorney points out the difference between “citizen” and “Natural Born Citizen” using charts and copies of the Minor vs Happersett opinion.

    It is also pointed out that the 14th Amendment does not alter the definition or supersede the meaning of Natural Born. It is pointed out that lower court rulings do not conflict with the Supreme Court opinion nor do they over rule the Supreme Court Minor vs Happersett opinion.

    The point is, to be a natural born citizen, one must have 2 parents who, at the time of the birth in question, be citizens of the United States. As Obama’s father was not a citizen, the argument is that Obama, constitutionally, is ineligible to serve as President.

    Judge notes that as Obama nor his attorney is present, action will be taken accordingly.

    Carl Swinson takes the stand.

    Testimony is presented that the SOS has agreed to hear this case, laws applicable, and that the DNC of Georgia will be on the ballot and the challenge to it by Swinson.

    2nd witness, a Mr. Powell, takes the stand and presents testimony regarding documents of challenge to Obama’s appearance on the Georgia ballot and his candidacy.

    Court records of Obama’s mother and father entered into evidence.

    Official certificate of nomination of Obama entered into evidence.

    RNC certificate of nomination entered into evidence.

    DNC language does NOT include language stating Obama is Qualified while the RNC document DOES. This shows a direct difference trying to establish that the DNC MAY possibly have known that Obama was not qualified.

    Jablonski letter to Kemp yesterday entered into evidence showing their desire that these proceedings not take place and that they would not participate.

    Dreams From My Father entered.

    Mr. Allen from Tuscon AZ sworn in.

    Disc received from Immigration and Naturalization Service entered into evidence. This disc contains information regarding the status of Obama’s father received through the Freedom of Information Act.

    This information states clearly that Obama’s father was NEVER a U.S. Citizen.

    At this point, the judge takes a recess.

    The judge returns.

    David Farrar takes the stand.

    Evidence showing Obama’s book of records listing his nationality as Indoneasan. Deemed not relevant by the judge.

    Orly Taitz calls 2nd witness. Mr. Strump.

    Enters into evidence a portion of letter received from attorney showing a renewal form from Obama’s mother for her passport listing Obama’s last name something other than Obama.

    State Licensed PI takes the stand.

    She was hired to look into Obama’s background and found a Social Security number for him from 1977. Professional opinion given that this number was fraudulent. The number used or attached to Obama in 1977, shows that Obama was born in the 1890. This shows that the number was originally assigned to someone else who was indeed born in 1890 and should never have been used by Obama.

    Same SS number came up with addresses in IL, D.C. and MA.

    Next witness takes the stand.

    This witness is an expert in information technology and photo shop. He testifies that the birth certificate Obama provided to the public is layered, multiple layered. This, he testifies, indicates that different parts of the certificate have been lifted from more than one original document.

    Linda Jordan takes the stand.

    Document entered regarding SS number assigned to Obama. SS number is not verified under E Verify. It comes back as suspected fraudulent. This is the system by which the Government verifies ones citizenship.

    Next witness.

    Mr. Gogt.

    Expert in document imaging and scanners for 18 years.

    Mr. Gogt testifies that the birth certificate, posted online by Obama, is suspicious. States white lines around all the type face is caused by “unsharp mask” in Photoshop. Testifies that any document showing this, is considered to be a fraud.

    States this is a product of layering.

    Mr. Gogt testifies that a straight scan of an original document would not show such layering.

    Also testifies that the date stamps shown on Obama documents should not be in exact same place on various documents as they are hand stamped. Obama’s documents are all even, straight and exactly the same indicating they were NOT hand stamped by layered into the document by computer.

    Next witness, Mr. Sampson a former police officer and former immigration officer specializing in immigration fraud.

    Ran Obama’s SS number through database and found that the number was issued to Obama in 1977 in the state of Connecticut . Obama never resided in that state. At the time of issue, Obama was living in Hawaii.

    Serial number on birth certificate is out of sequence with others issued at that hospital. Also certification is different than others and different than twins born 24 hours ahead of Obama.

    Mr. Sampson also states that portion of documents regarding Mr. Sotoroe, who adopted Obama have been redacted which is highly unusual with regards to immigration records.

    Suggests all records from Social Security, Immigration, Hawaii birth records be made available to see if there are criminal charges to be filed or not. Without them, nothing can be ruled out.

    Mr. Sampson indicates if Obama is shown not to be a citizen, he should be arrested and deported and until all records are released nobody can know for sure if he is or is not a U.S. Citizen.

    Taitz shows records for Barry Sotoro aka Barack Obama, showing he resides in Hawaii and in Indonesia at the same time.

    Taitz takes the stand herself.

    Testifies that records indicate Obama records have been altered and he is hiding his identity and citizenship.

    Taitz leave the stand to make her closing arguments.

    Taitz states that Obama should be found, because of the evidence presented, ineligible to serve as President.

    And with that, the judge closes the hearing.

    What can we take away from this?

    It’s interesting.

    Now, all of this has finally been entered OFFICIALLY into court records.

    One huge question is now more than ever before, unanswered.

    WHO THE HELL IS THIS GUY?

    Without his attorney present, Obama’s identity, his Social Security number, his citizenship status, and his past are all OFFICIALLY in question.

    One thing to which there seems no doubt. He does NOT qualify, under the definition of Natural Born Citizen” provided by SCOTUS opinions, to be eligible to serve as President.

    What will the judge decide? That is yet to be known, but it seems nearly impossible to believe, without counter testimony or evidence, because Obama and his attorney chose not to participate, that Obama will be allowed on the Georgia ballot.

    It also opens the door for such cases pending or to be brought in other states as well.

    Obama is in it deep and the DNC has some…a LOT…of explaining to do unless they start looking for a new candidate for 2012.

  • nomobama

    More embarrassing news for Obama and the Dimocratic party. Hehehe.
    —————
    Shared Sacrifice: Dozens of White House Aides Owe Back Taxes
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Posted on January 26, 2012 4:02:42 PM EST by Kaslin

    Perhaps America’s Top “Fairness” Fetishist should get his own house — The White House — in order before prattling on about “fair shares” to justify raising taxes on American job creators and small businesses.  Surprise:
     

    A new report just out from the Internal Revenue Service reveals that 36 of President Obama’s executive office staff owe the country $833,970 in back taxes. These people working for Mr. Fair Share apparently haven’t paid any share, let alone their fair share.

    Actually, maybe this isn’t all that big of a surprise.  Two current members of Obama’s cabinet faced confirmation hurdles due to tax flaps, including the (outgoing) Treasury Secretary, so why hold lower level staffers to a higher standard?  In any case, recent data indicates that working for The One is a pretty lucrative endeavor, historically speaking:
     

    Previous reports have shown how well-paid Obama’s White House staff is, with 457 aides pulling down more than $37 million last year. That’s up seven workers and nearly $4 million from the Bush administration’s last year. Nearly one-third of Obama’s aides make more than $100,000 with 21 being paid the top White House salary of $172,200, each.

    This delinquency problem isn’t confined to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  Not by a long shot.  Federal workers owe Uncle Sam billions in back taxes:
     

    The IRS’ 2010 delinquent tax revelations come as part of a required annual agency report on federal employees’ tax compliance. Turns out, an awful lot of folks being paid by taxpayers are not paying their own income taxes. The report finds that thousands of federal employees owe the country more than $3.4 billion in back taxes. That’s up 3% in the past year. The tax offenders include employees of the U.S. Senate who help write the laws imposed on everyone else. They owe $2.1 million. Workers in the House of Representatives owe $8.5 million, Department of Education employees owe $4.3 million and over at Homeland Security, 4,697 workers owe about $37 million…

    In other words, if we could simply induce government employees (whose salaries are paid by US taxpayers) to cough up what they already owe, that alone would amount to the “savings” equivalent of the president’s recent federal streamlining plan.  The sad reality is that none of this matters to Democrats.  They aren’t really the least bit concerned about debt reduction, or even fairness, for that matter.  If they had truly seen “inequality” in the tax code as an urgent matter, they could have moved to rectify the problem when they controlled everything in Washington for two full years.  Hey, they could have even outlined the plan in, say, a formal budget.  Instead, they’ve racked up nearly $5 Trillion in new debt, and are only now wringing their hands about tax fairness because they’re counting on class envy politics to help stave off another shellacking in November.  Plus, even as they feign ignorance, Democrats surely know the arithmetic:  If the government taxed every single American earning at least $100,000 per annum at a confiscatory 100 percent rate, the resulting revenues wouldn’t even retire this year’s deficit.  That’s the deficit, not the $15 Trillion national debt or the tens of trillions we will owe in unfunded liabilities.  Democrats look at these numbers, reject all meaningful solutions, and plow ahead with politically-motivated “soak the rich” rhetoric as the republic crumbles.  I hope the fleeting power rush is worth it, guys.

    UPDATE – Following up on yesterday’s post, does Warren Buffett’s secretary make mid-six figures, or $60,000, as she claims?  Maybe she and her husband file jointly, which could explain the evidence suggesting that her household is quite well off indeed.  I’d be curious to see the numbers.

    UPDATE II – Hey Democrats, aren’t you outraged that an uber-loaded Massachusetts politician paid an outrageously low effective tax rate, and employed numerous (legal) maneuvers to help keep his final bill as low as possible?  Can you believe that your opponents might actually nominate this guy for president?  Click the links, and soak in the hypocrisy.

  • Shadowfax

    Georgia court told Obama slam-dunk disqualified
    Sworn testimony reveals fake Social Security number, other gaps

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/01/georgia-court-told-obama-slam-dunk-disqualified/

  • nomobama

    “Andrew Restuccia of The Hill is reporting that Ener1, a battery company that President Obama referenced in his State of The Union Speech on Tuesday as an example of successful energy investments, has just filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy.”. LOL!

  • gonzotx

    ShortTermer

    There are many reasons I don’t like Newt. Romney and God help women, Santorium. You may be politically savvy, but the majority of Dems are not, hence the overt over throw of the Dem party on 5/31/08, and not a whimper. The wounds that the Newt perpetrated on the Dem party, with the news now that he was engaged in not only the same, but in many minds worse, will be drummed and drummed and drummed by the main media.People vote emotionally most of the time IMHO.If they voted paycheck I wouldn’t be worried, but I am. Hell, for a man involved in politics for so long, how the hell did he ever have such a poorly run campaign that he can’t even get on all the state ballots for the nomination?

    By the way, the fraud is one of the 1% as is Newt as is Romney…You can take that to the bank

    I wouldn’t trust a word Soro’s says

  • gonzotx

    nomobama
    *********

    Rush finally speaks truth about the system. Sadly

  • gonzotx

    All these truths about the fraud would be great if the masses had a MM that actually reported the news instead of regurgitating the company line from the WH.

    People never hear about them for the most part.

  • gonzotx

    nomobama
    January 26th, 2012 at 4:13 pm
    “Andrew Restuccia of The Hill is reporting that Ener1, a battery company that President Obama referenced in his State of The Union Speech on Tuesday as an example of successful energy investments, has just filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy.”. LOL!
    ************\
    Do they have no one in the WH that does any research? it is funny nomobama

  • turndownobama

    As I have gotten older, my conclusion is that Bill should have kept his peter in his pants where it belonged, and then there would not have been any issue to impeach him.

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

    I think you mean “no pretext to impeach him.” Barr drew up impeachment papers long before the sex scandals got going. They had not yet decided on a pretext. If this hadn’t turned up, they’d have made up some campaign finance charge etc.

    Gingrch, Barr, etc impeached Bill because of his policies — and because they could, and because of Clinton Derangement Syndrome.

  • nomobama

    - Catholics in the United States are rising up in a Tide of Resistance to the unjust actions and edicts of the Obama Administration. They might determine the outcome of the 2012 Presidential election in the United States.-

    http://www.catholic.org/national/national_story.php?id=44541

  • turndownobama

    Get over the impeachment

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

    Have you got over the Rules and By-laws Committee?

  • Mrs. Smith

    Had enough of Drudge/Beck/Coulter/Fox bashing Newt? Obama’s paid operatives for a Romney win-

    Go to NEWT.ORG, make calls to give Newt FLA win.

    Are you tired of the slanderous attacks against Newt Gingrich from Glenn Beck, Matt Drudge, Fox, and the establishment GOP? We must give Newt a BIG grassroots FLORIDA victory! Newt encourages grassroots citizen participation.

    The other candidates just want your vote and then they don’t want to hear from you again. Please go to newt.org and volunteer to make calls or volunteer on the ground to get out the vote in Florida.

    Let’s “bury” Romney and the elite in Florida!!!

  • Southern Born

    “The other candidates just want your vote and then they don’t want to hear from you again.”

    How do we know that and how can we insure that Newt would be any different?

  • turndownobama

    ONE-FIFTH of young Germans have never heard of Auschwitz, survey reveals

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

    On a quick read of this post, it looks like the wrong questions were being asked, or at least reported in this DailyMail UK story. It does not talk about how many people surveyed knew about the larger event, the Holocaust in general. It’s just about details like the name and location of one camp.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Southern Born..

    We don’t want him for president… we just need him for kneecapping Obama…That why Bambi is so skeeerd!
    ____________

    Gingrich announces support from Florida Tea Party folks

    Crowley Political Report just received this release from the Newt Gingrich campaign touting support from the Florida Tea Party Coaltion:

    Lake County, FL – Newt 2012 FL announced the formal support of more than 30 Florida based Tea Party leaders who have pledged their support to Newt Gingrich for President of the United States. The coalition of Florida Tea Party Leaders will help elect Newt and defeat Massachusetts Moderate Mitt Romney and then President Barack Obama.

    “I’ve considered all the candidates, and Speaker Gingrich has the right combination of vision and experience to lead this country out of the economic misery created by government overreach that has been occurring for generations,” said Peter Lee, Founder and Director of the East Side Tea Party of Orlando. “It is clear to me and many others in the Tea Party movement that Newt is the Reagan Conservative that America needs – not a Massachusetts Moderate.”

    “I stand with Newt because I know he will stand up to the establishment and insist on fiscal reforms. Obama and his failed policies have met their match. With the Speaker’s leadership, and engaged citizens, we can restore prosperity to America,” concluded Patricia Sullivan, Patriot Army Founder.

    Coalition supporters hosted Speaker Gingrich at the Lakeside Inn for a Tea Party rally.

    http://www.crowleypoliticalreport.com/2012/01/gingrich-announces-support-from-florida-tea-party-folks.html

  • TexasDarlin

    I just tried to access thenationalpatriot and thepostemail websites to get updates on the Georgia hearing, and they both appear to be down.

  • turndownobama

    Dunno what Energ1′s problem was. Solyandra’s problem was that China figured out a cheaper way to make solar components and out-competed them.

    Which is evidence that solar tech in general is IMPROVING, becoming cheaper and more practical. Trust Obama to find dinosaur companies to back even in an improving industry.

  • Mrs. Smith

    ‘January 26, 2012

    More Obama allies funding anti-Romney ads to help Gingrich in Florida

    Ed Lask

    Recall the Godfather proverb that “the enemy of my enemy is my friend”? That is certainly true in politics as practiced by Democrats. Democrat-linked groups are pouring money into Florida to help the candidate they would prefer run against Barack Obama: Newt Gingrich.

    First it was the union for government workers. Now Obama’s favorite union is stepping up to the plate. The Service Employees International Union has made big ad buys in Florida to bash Romney. Brian Mooney reports for the Boston Globe:

    Complicating matters for Romney, the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees union has launched a $1 million ad campaign in Florida attacking him on the theme of “corporate greed.” Nearly $100,000 of the buy is on the Internet. Meanwhile, the Service Employees International Union and the pro-Obama super PAC Priorities USA Action intend to spend more than $100,000 on Spanish-language radio ads accusing Romney of having “two faces” when it comes to the Latino community.

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/01/more_obama_allies_funding_anti-romney_ads_to_help_gingrich_in_florida.html#ixzz1kbiBFgpT

  • Mrs. Smith

    Thank You- Thank You- Thank You SEIU..

    more and more people are doing what needs to be done to get the elitist out of our WH..

    we started out admin/Mrs S/nomobama.. just the three of us.. and apparently the strategy is catching on- TG!

  • Mrs. Smith

    Heres the thing- Newt doesn’t have a campaign war chest, yet- His headquarters are a sparse rag tag organization. People are jumping in from all over to give the underdog some support.

    Most of his statements are coming from youtube.

    He’s Fighting Obama- that is what the people want to see-

    No Other Candidate is doing what he does effortlessly-

  • Mrs. Smith

    Oops, sorry, Short Termer, didn’t mean to not include you- you’re on the list for supporting Newt too!

  • Shadowfax

    Another debate…

    Tune in to CNN at 8 ET Thursday night as the GOP candidates debate the issues from Jacksonville days before Florida’s primary.

  • Shadowfax

    Rep. Barney Frank to marry longtime partner, Jim Ready.

    I have no words…

  • Betty

    I just made one small comment I don’t know what all that other stuff is that is included in my comment.

  • Betty

    I guess I will run a anti-virus. My cursor keeps getting stuck too.

  • Tony Stark

    TexasDarlin

    Here’s a good summary of what transpired today in Georgia:

    http://obamareleaseyourrecords.blogspot.com/2012/01/georgia-ballot-hearing-judge-wanted-to.html

  • Shadowfax

    NY O’Times

    Previewing the Republican Debate in Jacksonville
    By MICHAEL D. SHEAR

    This one could be the nastiest, most personal debate yet.

    Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are each signaling a willingness to go nuclear on the other in Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate in Jacksonville, a crucial face-off just five days before the primary in Florida.

    Look at the words that are coming from their campaigns in the hours before the event:

    From Mr. Romney’s campaign: Mr. Gingrich is “unhinged.” He’s a “historian who re-writes history.” He is unpredictable, a “Dr. Newt and Mr. Hyde” character. He’s a failed speaker whose ideas were “off the wall.”

    And from Mr. Gingrich’s campaign: Mr. Romney has stocks in a bank that “forecloses on Floridians.” He is a “guy who has Swiss bank accounts, Cayman Island accounts.” He is slinging a “sea of mud.”

    There will be two other candidates on the stage on Thursday — Ron Paul and Rick Santorum. But with polls showing both men trailing badly in Florida, the focus of the night is sure to be squarely on Mr. Romney and Mr. Gingrich.

    The two-hour, nationally-televised debate will begin at 8 p.m. Eastern and will be broadcast on CNN. It is co-sponsored by the Florida Republican Party.

    Here are a few things to watch for as the debate unfolds tonight:

    1. THE AUDIENCE. The biggest change from Monday’s debate will be the return of the raucous, uninhibited audience. CNN will not attempt to restrain applause from the crowd, which will once again be filled with eager Republican activists.

    Get yer popcorn ready…blood on the floor again?

  • gonzotx

    turndownobama
    January 26th, 2012 at 4:59 pm
    ONE-FIFTH of young Germans have never heard of Auschwitz, survey reveals
    ************

    I had a German exchange student in 2001, she was extremely bright and literally clueless about WWII and the Nazi’s/Jewish final solution. By the way, my daughter went to visit 2 years ago and the grandparents, who were part of the Hitler youth @ the time in WWII, had nothing but good things to say about him.

    I told my daughter it was good she was the one there because I would have given them a history lesson, including a trip to Auschwitz.Pretty sure I wouldn’t be invited back.

  • nomobama

    Mrs. Smith, if I remember correctly, holdthemaccountable indicated that she supported Newt, and I believe that in his recent visit back to this blog, Tim wrote a great comment that indicated he supported Gingrich, too. Henry is on record, too.

  • gonzotx

    Oh goody, we are the dividing up with the anti-Newts vs the pro-Newts. Oh, I guess only the smartest among us understand the true dynamics of this complicated situation and therefore support Newt.

    oh whoa is me…

  • rodeconn

    Well its now finally getting interesting….Newt and Romney going at each other….yes I will get the popcorn…

    I think Obama could take on Romney in a debate, but there’s no way without a lot of help from the media could he come close to being in the same league as Newt…..Hillary could…but not the “Won”…

    I see Hillary’s retirement news is making headlines today….

    Why is she saying if Obama is re-elected she will not serve again….kinda of a play on words…like she is good at…LOL!

  • gonzotx

    and I wonder why the posters have dwindled.

    Hmmm

  • Mrs. Smith

    nomobama
    January 26th, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    “Tim wrote a great comment that indicated he supported Gingrich, too.”
    _____________

    Nein- Tim declared for mega millionaire Romney.

    I don’t recall if HTA made a statement in support of Newtie.. I think henry is on it..though.. yes, just saw his words in recall. He is for Gingrich.

    Not much in the way of advertizing the debate tonight @ 8 pm on CNN though..

  • Mrs. Smith

    Gallup is showing Newt ahead of Romney 25% to 31%

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/election.aspx

  • democrat1

    Texasdarlin:

    I went to your site to get your take on this and disappointed not to see any thing there.

    JBJD feels that nothing comes out of this. I hope he is wrong.

  • democrat1

    Oops.

    That is about georgia administrative hearing.

  • tim

    Good Evening all.

    Waiting for admin’s post for today’s debate.

    “Nein- Tim declared for mega millionaire Romney.” actually I do like Mitten, when compared to the Newt, who I cannot stand. I’m firmly in the ABO camp. I want someone who will beat that America-hating fraud in the WH this November.

  • Mrs. Smith

    Thanks tim for stepping out of the shadows… :)

    “I want someone who will beat that America-hating fraud in the WH this November.”
    __________

    Well, Hands down, thats Hillary- she’s not running yet.. but, who knows?

  • tim

    Good evening Mrs. Smith

    Hope you are well. Yes, my schedule has opened up a bit so I’m able to spend some time on the Internets, business is winding down. I supported Hillary because I did think she was the most qualified, of course the “democratic” party didn’t want a qualified candidate, they wanted to shove down an unqualified boob on America. I hope she and Bill will not campaign for this fraud, in 2008, I understood they had no choice, they had to do it, but if they do it now in 2012, I will have a hard time seeing them in the same light or respect.
    Mitten or Newt, whoever has a better chance of kicking out Barry gets my vote and my money. ABO above all else.

  • Shadowfax

    rodeconn

    I was gonna write something to you last night confloyd, but I forgot your new name.

    I can’t wait for Trump to start tossing scuds at Baracko too…
    Trump is a little pist that Newt and Mitt are slinging so much mud at each other and not so much at BarryTheFraudKing.

  • BASIL99

    I’m with Tim. Whoever can beat BO gets my vote.

    As far as mega-millionaires, what difference does that make? There are plenty on this forum who were all in favor of Trump – including me – and he’s practically a billionaire.

    Newt, I’m quite sure, is also a millionaire. We are NOT the 99 percenters here so why begrudge anyone their fortune, especially if they earned it? Heck, I have no doubt I am among the most financially modest on this blog but I have no problem with other people’s wealth.

    To disqualify a candidate because of wealth would disqualify a lot of people.

  • tim

    Is it true Govenor Brewer calling Barry “thin skinned”?

    LOL, good for her, seems like Barry has a problem with strong women, he insulted Hillary, Palin, Brewer. He really seems to detest strong women. I don’t remember W Bush or Bill Clinton being disrespectful to a sitting governor, i.e. walking away from them while they’re still talking. What a punk!

  • tim

    BASIL99
    January 26th, 2012 at 7:45 pm
    Yes, agreed.

    They’re all millionaires, Buffet’s sec. makes 200K+. I don’t care, I’m not a millionaire, on paper the business makes seem like I am, but all that money goes back into the business, barry has no basic understanding how a small business runs, not everyone who files as a S corp making 250K has that money, its the business, not the person.
    The money pie is not limited, Barry seems to think if someone is not rich, its because the rich ones have stolen it from the poor. The wealth pie can be grown bigger. Bill Clinton understood this, so did Reagan, have a strong safety net for those who need help, but it should be temporary and help them up, not a permamnent hand out. And then allow for a strong growing economy with a wide base of tax paying citizens. Not this classware bullcrap Barry loves pitting one side against another.

  • Kingsgrove

    turndownobama
    January 26th, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    I think you mean “no pretext to impeach him.” Barr drew up impeachment papers long before the sex scandals got going. They had not yet decided on a pretext. If this hadn’t turned up, they’d have made up some campaign finance charge etc.

    Gingrch, Barr, etc impeached Bill because of his policies — and because they could, and because of Clinton Derangement Syndrome.

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

    Yes. Gingrinch has no remorse. CDS is very much alive and well on the right. Let’s not kid ourselves!

    http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1201/20/ebo.01.html

    ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT

    Interview with Newt Gingrich; South Carolina Primary

    Aired January 20, 2012 – 19:00 ET

    BURNETT: And I had asked them for questions for you. There were questions about a lot of different things, but the main question that came actually was about last night. And it was about what you had said in 1998, talking to your PAC. April 22nd, you said, referring to the Monica Lewinsky scandal, “I will never again as long as I am speaker make a speech without commenting on this topic.” There is a perception that is hypocritical –

    GINGRICH: Yes.

    BURNETT: — you have been so aggressive on President Clinton about that and now say that you’re past is not relevant.

    GINGRICH: But you’re very smart. What was the problem there? What was Clinton’s problem? He lied under oath in front of a federal judge, which is a felony. It wasn’t his personal behavior in the Oval Office. He lied under oath to a federal judge. He committed a felony.

    BURNETT: So, that’s the oath that bothered you, not the marital oath that he would have broken –

    GINGRICH: Well — look Clinton had a long — there have been many articles for a long time starting with Gennifer Flowers. The problem was and you can judge that as a private citizen and say I don’t like it or I do like it. The problem was perjury and he’s a lawyer, so there’s no excuse. Perjury in front of a federal judge in a case like that has jail time. Now you get to a point where you say are we going to become a third world country and as long as your poll numbers are good, who cares if you break the law or are we going to enforce the law.

    And that’s what the case was about. And there was enormous — you know I actually think the country probably got to the right solution. He was impeached by the House. The Senate refused to convict. But we set a pretty tough standard for future presidents that says, don’t break the law. You’re not above the law just because you happen to be popular this week.

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/01/25/gingrich-on-clinton-impeachment-telling-the-truth/

    Doral, Florida (CNN) – At a Latino forum Wednesday Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich talked about character and perceived hypocrisy related to his personal history.

    Univision anchor Jorge Ramos asked the former House speaker about his role in the impeachment proceedings against President Bill Clinton in the late 1990s when he was engaged in an extra-marital affair.

    “People think that’s hypocritical to criticize President Clinton for doing the same thing that you were doing at the same time,” Ramos said to Gingrich at the forum sponsored by Univision Network, U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Miami Dade College.

    “I didn’t do the same thing. I have never lied under oath. I have never committed perjury. I have never been involved in a felony. He was,” the former speaker said, referring to the allegations of perjury involving the Paula Jones sexual harassment civil case and Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky.

    Gingrich added, “The fact is I’ve been through two divorces. I have been deposed both times under oath. Both times I told the truth in the deposition because I know that it is – and I’m not a lawyer – I know it’s a felony.”

  • admin

    NEW ARTICLE IS UP.

  • ABM90

    Public Schedule for January 27, 2012

    Public Schedule
    Washington, DC

    January 27, 2012
    Sit and wait Hillary while the glue gang destroy themselves and you will be welcomed at your rightful home. “THE WHITE HOUSE”America needs you.

    SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

    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 President of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Dinah Shelton and commissioners.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    3:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with President Obama, at the White House.