Andrew Breitbart Strikes From The Grave: Barack Obama The Race-Baiter Protected By Corrupt Big Media

Update: Yup, it’s all racism. CNN beclowns itself painting Breitbart editor-in-chief as racist. Discuss the real Obama and you too are a racist – aren’t we right Bill Clinton?

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We should call this article “Dumb White People, Part II”. In March of 2008 we wrote “Dumb White People” and everything we wrote then is being constantly confirmed.

In “Dumb White People” we documented Andrew Sullivan asking Americans to vote for Barack Obama because Obama has a black face. “Black face” ordinarily would be minstrelry but for Obama Hopium Guzzlers this was a most excellent reason to vote for the corrupt clown from Chicago. In “Dumb White People” we documented John Kerry saying vote for Obama “because he’s a black man“.

In “Dumb White People” we also quoted from a profile of Barack Obama which gained almost zero attention. After reading that profile we wrote:

“Amazing how the recollections of Obama’s friends over and over again conflict with Obama’s fictionalized accounts of his life story.”

In this case the recollection, clear as a memory from Dumbledore’s pensive, questioned one of the central pillars of the Obama faithful: the notion that Barack Obama was “post racial”. Post racial? Barack Obama? Race-baiter is more like it. From the profile:

Keith Kakugawa was a close friend of Obama’s at the Punahou School. (He appears in “Dreams” as a revised character named “Ray” who may be a composite of more than one Obama friend.) He says that Obama, being a dark-skinned kid growing up in a white household, sensed that something was amiss. “He felt that he was not getting a part of who he was, the history,” says Kakugawa, who is also of mixed race. He recalls Obama’s reading black authors —James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes—looking for clues. Keith didn’t know at first that Obama’s given name was Barack. “We were in the library and there was a Malcolm X book,” Kakugawa tells NEWSWEEK. “He grabbed it and looked at it and he’s checking it out, and I said, ‘Hold on, man. What you gonna do? Change your name to something Muslim?’ He said, ‘Well, my name is Barack Obama.’ And I said, ‘No it isn’t.’ And we got in an argument about that in the library and they had to tell us, ‘Shhhh’.”

Back in Hawaii in the 1970s, it could seem that everyone was some kind of a minority. The fact that Obama was half-black and half-white didn’t matter much to anyone but Obama, Kakugawa says: “He made everything out like it was all racial.” On one occasion, Obama thought he’d gotten a bad break on the school basketball team because he was black. But Kakugawa recalls his father’s telling the teenager, “No, Barry, it’s not because you’re black. It’s because you missed two shots in a row.” (Here, Kakugawa’s memory is different from Obama’s. The Ray character in the book is the one obsessed with being discriminated against.)

Yeah, in Obama’s fictionalized books he is the racial healer. Obama’s lies are self interested. Keith Kakugawa’s memories are more reliable first of all because his name is not “Ray” as Obama prefers and because Kakugawa has no need to distort the truth. Obama fictionalizes himself as the racial healer and his friend “Ray” as the “one obsessed with being discriminated against”. But it is Obama for whom race is the be all and end all. It is for Obama and his Hopium Guzzlers that the color of skin is what matters not the content of character.

When we wrote “Dumb White People” the Pennsylvania primaries loomed large. Obama trashed small town America as populated by “bitter” people who “cling” to guns and the Bible and that was Obama’s understanding of why small town America would not worship at his altar.

We now know that an army of news reporters and opinion writers at the time were secretly meeting at a listserve called “JournoList”. We now know that the JournoListers conspired to willfully “kill” the Jeremiah Wright story. The JournoListers understood that the Jeremiah Wright association with Barack Obama killed the “post racial Obama” lies that Obama spun.



Today, from the grave, Andrew Breitbart rises to challenge race-baiter Barack Obama’s lies and fictional history. Called to once again rescue Barack Obama? – JournoLister Ben Smith:

“Earlier today, Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith announced on Twitter that video researcher Andrew Kaczynski had released “the mysterious Harvard/Obama/race video that the Breitbart folks have been talking about.

The video, which Kaczynski says was “licensed from a Boston television station,” shows a young Barack Obama leading a protest at Harvard Law School on behalf of Prof. Derrick Bell, a radical academic tied to Jeremiah Wright–about whom we will be releasing significant information in the coming hours.

However, the video has been selectively edited–either by the Boston television station or by Buzzfeed itself. Over the course of the day, Breitbart.com will be releasing additional footage that has been hidden by Obama’s allies in the mainstream media and academia.

Breitbart.com Editor-in-Chief Joel Pollak and Editor-at-Large Ben Shapiro will appear on The Sean Hannity Show to discuss the tape. The full tape will be released tonight on Fox News’ Hannity.

Isn’t it amazing that television stations had footage of Obama which would have hurt him severely in 2007/2008 but they kept Obama protected and the video secret.

The first comment at Breitbart.com sums it up:

“So let me get this straight:

After all these years, Buzzfeed just happens to find the same video Breitbart promised to release. A video no one in the mainstream media — with all their resources — could be bothered to find during the ’08 election cycle.

Now, with the threat of the Bigs publishing it, Obama’s palace guard preemptively distributes it — with severe edits.

The corruption in the media has gone too far. They are open partisans and must be countered with everything we have.”



In Dumb White People we cited Barack Obama calling his grandmother, the grandmother who took good care of him while his mother was tramping around the world looking for third world men to satisfy her fetish of non-white men, as a “typical white person“. Imagine the outrage if anyone called Barack Obama or his lantern-jawed hulking wife “a typical black person”.

Barack Obama and his henchmen have spent years and millions of dollars trying to hide the real Barack Obama. Pictures of Barack Obama smoking and in leather jackets with wide brimmed pimp hats were successfully hidden from sight by Big Media in 2007/2008. But those pictures emerge bit by bit now.

In “The Persistence of Memory“, we documented that the strategy has been to keep the real Obama hidden from sight:

“The L.A. Times is the latest cheerleader for the unvetted Obama.

Obama can thank Jack for keeping the roll of photographs she took of him in 1980 out of circulation until he was elected. Nine were first published in Time magazine’s December “Person of the Year” spread on Obama; now 21 of the 36 photos, plus a blow-up of her original contact sheet, make up “Barack Obama: The Freshman,” an exhibition opening Thursday at M+B Gallery in West Hollywood.

Jack rummaged for the long-ignored negatives in her Minneapolis basement early in 2008, after it became clear Obama was a serious contender for the presidency. The callow kid kicking back on a couch in a living room near L.A.’s Occidental College, where he and Jack were students, may not have been the image the Obama campaign wanted to project.

It was a strategy to keep information about the real Barack Obama from the public in order to put him in the White House all the while denouncing anyone who called Obama the “Manchurian Candidate”. Big Media and everyone who wanted their Manchurian Candidate in the White House knew that the truth would hurt Barack Obama and they purposefully deceived the public by purposefully hiding the truth:

“I’m sure Hillary would have paid a fortune for them: ‘Is this who you want picking up the phone at 3 a.m.?’ ” Jack said from Minneapolis, her discourse earthy, humorous and freewheeling, sometimes salty. “I could have made a boatload of money, probably, but I wanted to do it right.”

As we noted at the time, the Time photo editor, Alice Gabriner, who saw the Obama-as-pimp photographs before the election but kept the secret from the American public now works for Barack Obama:

As his bandwagon rolled toward the White House last year, Jack knew her pictures would have both historical interest and cash value. At Time magazine, chief photo editor Alice Gabriner viewed the contact sheet Jack had sent on spec before the election and was impressed. “She’d captured something we hadn’t seen before.” When the discussion turned to payment, Gabriner said, “She was really a novice. I told her, ‘You have to think what’s the right home for these. I’m sure a tabloid would pay you a lot of money.’ She said, ‘No, no tabloids.’ ”

Gabriner, who left Time in March to become deputy director of the White House photo staff, says she’s never heard what Obama thought of Jack’s pictures.

Dead Andrew Breitbart is more of a journalist and more active in the pursuit of truth than all the Ben Smiths which populate Big Media.

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427 thoughts on “Andrew Breitbart Strikes From The Grave: Barack Obama The Race-Baiter Protected By Corrupt Big Media

  1. We shall see if Hannity and Fox have the balls or ovaries the good Lord gave them tonight. In the end it will tell us a lot.

  2. “Dead Andrew Breitbart is more of a journalist and more active in the pursuit of truth than all the Ben Smiths which populate Big Media.”

    Amen, admin.

    And isn’t it pathetic that we have to fight tooth and nail for the truth, the simple truth, Knowledge is power and it has been deliberately withheld from American citizens for 4 years. But the truth, as always, will come out. Let’s just hope it’s in time to get rid of the POS.

    Let’s hope Johnny Mack starts singing. Let’s hope HRC starts talking about the blackmail. Let’s hope Rahmbo and Billy start tattling on valjar. Let’s hope Rezko and Blago start singing from their cages. let’s hope LSM media channels dies and all news comes from the intenets and talk radio. Let’s just hope we survive this. Let’s hope no more of the truth tellers die.

    RIP dear Andrew.

  3. [Obama] also decried any limits on abortion, saying the government has an interest in “preventing increasing numbers of children from being born in to lives of pain and despair.”

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    I’d say “Thank God”, except that Obama Cannot Be Trusted.

  4. The fire or the frying pan? That is the question.
    What is the difference? May as well continue the status quo.

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    If you mean Romney is a RINO puppet of the elites and Obama is their DINO puppet, then at least a defeat for Obama might lessen his influence in the Democratic party. Which I thought was the point.

  5. Third party? Just mail it in for the fraud.

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    Heh. The world is turned upside down. I never thought I’d suggest following Nader’s example of a third party getting a Democrat defeated.

  6. admin-

    In reading your post, it appears the video we will be seeing on Hannity tonight is an edited/sanitized version of the tape Breitbart has alluded to in his initial announcement that “his” tape will take down Obama. yes?

  7. BASIL99
    March 7th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

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    The following is a current comment from a Lutheran pastor.


    Who is speaking up for the mothers who, under HHS mandate, have been falsely coerced into feeling that to be a woman means to have “control” of their own bodies?
    [Joshua Genig is pastor of The Lutheran Church of the Ascension in Atlanta, GA and is finishing a Ph.D. in systematic theology at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland.]
    http://www.firstthings.com/onthesquare/2012/02/obama-pastor-in-chief

  8. Romney is nothing more than a vanilla version of Obama? For the most part, we see Romney as a pawn in this vociferous game of pretend, he will be any better as president than the current resident, absolutely not?

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    Hm? Is Romney a Muslim? Does he hate Israel? Did he pal around with terrorists? Is he trying to crash the US social net so he can declare martial law?

    If not, then either Romney is somewhat different, or perhaps the Rightwing should reconsider some of their claims….

  9. They released the “whitewash” version of the frauds video on AOL. They want to put this version in peoples minds, minimize the reaction and then say Breitbarts is edited to show the fool in bad light.

  10. just got home…

    let me add my BRAVO to ADMIN…the one thing I have always loved about this site is ADMIN’S “GUTS”…I love your fearless bravery…we need sooo much more of it from many more…

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    let me add to Basil’s hope list above…let’s hope that the final, full circle Obama Karmaic wheel is “coming home to roost”…let’s hope whatever Hannity has is the BEGINNING of the vetting that we never get…

    by chance when i walked in the door i turned on the tv and flipping thru channels there was Sharpton spinning about the video and he showed about 3 seconds of it and basically said “nothing there”…

    look, we all know there is a concerted effort to continue all the cover up…and in addition, many of us are beginning to see that with things they way they are…they is also a concerted effort to BRAND Romney as the “gaf a day” weak elite rich guy who no one likes or can relate to…sound familiar…we been there and done that…last time around…

    the fight is on…we cannot afford to be fractured…from the start O and his admin have not wanted R – we don’t have to like/love him but the man has some winnable attributes when placed in a national election…

    frankly, i think he is doing us and himself a favor by not doing cartwheels to get the support of the ultra conservatives…that is what will hurt him in a national election…he has to hang in there and tack center in the national and project as experienced, focused, mature and determined…and successful…the man will never be a rock star or an over the top debator but he will be able to project stability, solid family values, intelligence and a kind of humble confidence…he is not a bragger…

    I think when opposing O and MO…Romney can come across reassuring to the middle class…he has some psychological chops over O…

    Karma…time to kick in…

  11. No surprise here
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    ‘Game Change’s’ Top Stars and Execs: $200K to Democratic Causes; $0 to Republicans

  12. I agree gonzotx…enough with the rock stars…let’s get someone wonky in there who isn’t afraid to do some hard work…and do his homework…someone who is prepared and will get results…not give speeches telling us how great he is ad nauseum…some who “plays/pretends” at being president while he golfs and squanders his days away on our dime…

  13. What was this video suppose to show that did not come out in 2008? I am confused!Like i said when Andrew died we was never going to get the real video. Somebody must have edited out his buddy’s ayers etc

  14. I don’t know what else is in this video. Supposedly, they’re going to show the full version tonight on Hannity.

  15. Sarah calls out the hypocrites.Is anyone listening is the question?

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    Good for Palin!


    http://www.thedaily.com/page/2012/03/07/030712-news-web-limbaugh-fluke/
    Maher, who recently donated $1 million to a pro-Obama super PAC, has a history of his misogynistic slurs.

    Last year, he was rebuked by the National Organization for Women for calling Sarah Palin [ ….]

    “palin is right to point out that bill maher has said some pretty disgusting things about women, comedian or not. they are rush like,” Austan Goolsbee, the former chairman of President Obama’s Council on Economic Advisors, and currently a professor at the University of Chicago, tweeted.
    [….]
    Palin challenged Priorities USA to return Maher’s donation.

    “Pres. Obama says he called Sandra Fluke because of his daughters. For the sake of everyone’s daughter, why doesn’t his super PAC return the $1 million he got from a rabid misogynist?,” Palin wrote Tuesday on her Facebook page.

  16. More Breitbart videos to be released next week-

    This isn’t over folks- just the beginning of something good- ironically, for a ‘Change’…

  17. Excellent article admin

    I happened to be listening to Mark Levin tonight and he was taking calls from dems/liberals about the whole Rush thing. Mark Levin pointed out that Obama supporter Bill Maher has said even more disgusting things about Palin, Bachmann, etc.
    All the liberals who called where making the distinction that since Palin is a public figure, its ok to make fun of her, even in the most vile sexist ways, so I got to thinking on how the democrats cannot see the farce they now represent.

    1) they want to be able to continue to bash Rush, and use him to say “repubs have a war on women”, use it for fundraising, talking points, etc.
    2) YET, they still want to be able to bash conservative women (or women in their way, aka Hillary in 2008) in a vile sexist way , have liberal men & women say the most disgusting things about them with no shame; so they defend Maher with all his mysogeny, its all good as long as its directed at women opponents they disagree with. So, the “war on women” line for liberals only applies to the women they agree with, any other woman is fair game, they aren’t offended that any woman is called a “slut, c*nt” etc, the liberals are only selectively outraged.

    How the DNC, DCCC and liberals think both 1 and 2 can exist together is beyond me. How they think people, even ex-dems, independents, cannot see through this double standard is beyond me. How they call themselves “the party of women” is beyond me.

    http://nation.foxnews.com/david-axelrod/2012/03/07/obama-adviser-slams-romney-limbaugh-while-planning-go-maher

    Plus.. from the Daily caller: “Alabama’s Democratic Party has recruited controversial comedian Bill Maher to headline a fundraiser March 17, amid calls by President Barack Obama and other Democrats for greater civility in public debate.

    Maher has donated $1 million to aid a superPAC that is aiding Obama’s re-election campaign. He is popular among Democrats, but is reviled by many GOP advocates for his frequent sexually-themed insults of Republican women.

    Last March, for example, he called Gov. Sarah Palin a “c*nt” during a live show in Texas “

  18. ATTENTION MORONS, while we talk about what we already know……. Brazil is gaining as the number 6th economy in the world, the government is writing down all we do, Syria and Egypt is about to erupt in full blown brotherhood, Israel is about to attack Iran (THANK GOD) .. but here we go wasting time on Obama being *GASP* a radical liberal socialist.

  19. AlexRod slams Romney for Rush, yet he plans to go on Bill Maher’s show, where women are reviled in the most sexist disgusting way. Yeah, that “war on women” the DNC keeps speaking of, might want to look in the mirror DNC, DCCC.

  20. I bet Breitbart has more tapes than just the one on the rally. There have to be at least a few dissolutioned former supporters of Obama out there willing to spill the dirt on him now .

  21. Read this and then ask how can anyone support BO and MO.

    GroundbreakersEarly Career Ambitions: Astrophysicist, doctor, or teacher

    Most Cherished Accomplishment: Her daughter, Chelsea Clinton

    Most Meaningful Advice Received: Her mother told her that everyday she was given the choice to either be the lead actor in her own life, or a reactor to the performances of others

    The Moral Imperative of the 21st Century: “The empowerment of women”

    Wellesley College seniors had never before chosen a commencement speaker from their own ranks when Hillary Rodham stepped to the podium on the last day of May in 1969. Education, she said, must grant “the courage to be whole” and permit people to live “in relation to one another in the full poetry of existence.” The speech received national attention and marked Rodham as a leading light for the young women of her generation.

    By now, it’s safe to say that the early promise has been borne out; had Hillary Rodham Clinton “merely” attended Yale Law, served on the staff of the Senate Watergate Committee, become a respected children’s rights advocate, been the first female partner at her law firm, been a mother, and served as First Lady of Arkansas, we would think of her as a leader. And yet she has by now spent two additional decades at the very heart of the national consciousness—as a sometimes-embattled First Lady, as a distinguished senator from New York, as a groundbreaking 2008 Presidential candidate, and now as the 67th Secretary of State. Clinton has outlasted the smears to top Gallup’s “most admired woman in America” a record 16 times since 1993. “The courage to be whole,” indeed

  22. Joe the Plumber says he will run a super nice campaign on the issues; sorry, Joe, but they won’t let you…don’t box yourself in, they will call you a liar when you are losing because they go nasty, and that is IF you want to win. Carpetbombs are a dime a dozen, and the DNC can buy lots of them.

    Tea Party candidate wins in Ohio. I can’t remember his name but he is a physician and a former soldier; he defeated Schmidt.

  23. http://www.esquire.com/blogs/politics/Obama_Ducks_the_question
    Late in the [press conference, Obama] was asked by Jessica Yellin of CNN whether or not he agreed with “some Democrats” — specifically, with Democratic National Chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz — that the Republican party is engaged in a “war on women.” [….]
    The president ducked the question. Here’s what he said:
    Here’s what I think. Women are going to make up their own mind in this election about who is advancing the issues that they care most deeply about. One of the things I’ve learned being married to Michelle, is I don’t need to tell her what it is that she thinks is important. And there are millions of strong women around the country who are going to make their own determination about a whole range of issues.
    It’s not going to be narrowly focused just on contraception. It’s not going to be driven by one statement by one radio announcer. It is going to be driven by their view of what’s most likely to make sure they can help support their families, make their mortgage payments, who’s got a plan to ensure that middle class families are secure over the long term, what’s most likely to result in their kids being able to get the education they need to compete. And I believe that Democrats have a better story to tell to women about how we’re going to solidify the middle class and grow this economy, make sure everybody has a fair shot, everybody’s doing their fair share, and we got a fair set of rules of the road that everybody has to follow. So, I’m not somebody who believes that women are going to be single issue voters. They never have been. But I do think we’ve got a strong story to tell when it comes to women.
    And, as a follow-up:
    You know, Jessica, as you know, if I start being in the business of arbitrating… Right, and what I do is I practice it. And so I’m going to try to lead by example in this situation, as opposed to commenting on every single comment that’s made by either politicians or pundits. I would be very busy. I would not have time to do my job. That’s your job to comment on what’s said by politicians and pundits.
    Not a simple, mumbling word about the right to decent health-care, let alone the right to choose. Given a golden opportunity to say flatly that he and his administration were foursquare behind these rights, he gave the whole thing a pass. I’m sure he’s got poll numbers that tell him not to say “abortion” in public but, damn, this was disappointing.

  24. So Romney’s delegate count is 429

    Santorums 169
    Gingrich 118
    Paul 67

    So Romney 429, the others 354

    So Romney already has over 50% of the current delegates distributed on his own.

    A little math

    Romney now has 37.5% of the delegates needed to win.

    Santorum has 14.77% of the delegates needed.

    Gingrich has 10.31% of the delegates needed to win

    Paul has 5.85% of the delgates needed to win.

    Can anyone else see the catch up problem here for the others.

    The longer this goes on, the more Romney stretchs his lead, i fail to see why the GOP dont start winding this up and get the battle commence but i do see why they are doing it, its the same thing the Dems are doing, its sucking the air out of Obama, the longer the gop fight goes on, the less time Obama has to fundraise and the lesstime his sycophants control the airwave agenda.

  25. Romney now has 37.5% of the delegates needed to win.

    Santorum has 14.77% of the delegates needed.

    Gingrich has 10.31% of the delegates needed to win

    Paul has 5.85% of the delgates needed to win.

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    Well, if all the non-Romney’s combine, and there are some Uncommitted, it would be pretty close.

  26. Romney now has 37.5% of the delegates needed to win.

    Santorum has 14.77% of the delegates needed.

    Gingrich has 10.31% of the delegates needed to win

    Paul has 5.85% of the delgates needed to win.

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    Well, if all the non-Romney’s combine, and there are some Uncommitted, it would be pretty close.

  27. Gingrich gets lion’s share of Georgia delegates (53)

    Newt Gingrich stands to gain more than 50 delegates in the Republican presidential race, thanks to his overwhelming victory in Tuesday’s Georgia primary.

    The former U.S. House speaker and Georgia congressman, easily won the state with more than 47 percent, according to the latest tally of the vote, which is nearly final. Only a handful of precincts statewide had not reported by late Wednesday.

    If the totals hold, Rick Santorum would fall about 3,500 ballots shy of reaching 20 percent of the statewide vote. Failing to meet that threshold means Santorum was shut out of a share of 34 delegates awarded based on the statewide vote. Only Gingrich and Romney met that minimum percentage.

    Based on his vote total alone, Gingrich stands to win 16 statewide delegates; Romney 8. Under the state GOP rules, the remaining 10 statewide delegates are awarded one-by-one to both Gingrich and Romney, which would give Gingrich a total of 21 statewide delegates and Romney 13.

    The other 42 state delegates are awarded by the result in each of the state’s 14 congressional districts. By winning a majority of the vote in the 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, 13th and 14th districts, Gingrich wins all three delegates in each. He also finished first, but without a majority, in six other districts, each of which gains him two delegates. Romney finished first in the 5th and 6th and second in three others. A second-place finish earns a candidate one delegate.

    Based on the delegate allocation rules written by the Georgia Republican Party, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution estimates that Gingrich will win 53 of the state’s 76 delegates, Romney 20 and Santorum 3.

    http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-politics-elections/gingrich-gets-lions-share-1377150.html

  28. Gingrich getting under the president’s skin? Well, no one else running is as effective as he is at causing sparks-
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    Obama jabs at Gingrich’s “phony” gas price promise

    (CBS News) President Obama’s visit to Mt. Holly, North Carolina on Wednesday to discuss energy policy and the economy was technically not a campaign stop, but he didn’t shy away from adding some politically-tinged remarks during his taxpayer-sponsored visit.

    “The next time you hear some politician trotting out some three-point plan for $2 gas, you let ’em know, we know better,” Mr. Obama said, seemingly referencing Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s pitch to bring gas prices down to $2.50 if he becomes president. “Tell ’em we’re tired of hearing phony, election year promises that never come about.”

    Mr. Obama toured the Daimler Mount Holly Truck Manufacturing Plant, where he reiterated his support for an “all-of-the-above” energy strategy. He commended the plant for building trucks that use less oil, remarking that while domestic oil production should be increased, “we’re not going to be able to just drill our way out of the problem of high gas prices.”

    Mr. Obama announced an initiative to make it easier for towns and cities to build fueling stations for cars that run on electricity, biofuels or natural gas. The initiative would also give tax breaks to families that buy those cars or companies that buy alternative-fuel trucks.

    “We’re going to give communities across the country more of an incentive to make the shift to more energy-efficient cars,” he said.

    Mr. Obama has taken heat from Gingrich and other Republicans over rising gas prices. The former House speaker, who is continuing his campaign despite winning just two primary victories so far, says his administration would aim to bring gas prices down to $2.50.

    While Mr. Obama’s trip today was official business, North Carolina is likely to be a pivotal state in the general election. Mr. Obama won the state narrowly in 2008, and his re-election team was busy registering voters there over the weekend.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57392631-503544/obama-jabs-at-gingrichs-phony-gas-price-promise/?tag=re1.galleries

  29. admin: please embed

    Obama’s Derrick Bell Believes White People Have A Sense Of Entitlement (Video)


    What new information can be learned from what Andrew Breitbart was talking about? Further insight into President Obama’s radical philosophical awakening is what we are learning. Derrick Bell is one figure getting a closer look at. Here is Bell saying that our society may not be able to exist without racism and that white people feel entitled because they are white.

    Obama got the academic version of Jeremiah Wright before he was fed the theological version. I found this with just a simple search, so who knows what else is out there. Blaming white people for all of societies ills is not going to help Obama get re-elected. Beside that, we have his disastrous Presidency now. More than enough to send him packing.

  30. Obama chomping at the bit to sink his teeth into Romney showing him up to be a wimp compared to the CIC. Is Romney looking for the door yet?
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    Obama aides: Romney couldn’t face down Limbaugh, how will he face down Iran?

    By Olivier Knox

    If Mitt Romney wasn’t brave enough to break with Rush Limbaugh, why should voters think he has the courage to go toe-to-toe with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad? That was the question posed by David Axelrod, senior strategist for President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign, on a conference call Wednesday with reporters.

    “If you don’t have the strength to stand up to the most strident voices in your party, how are you going to stand up to Ahmadinejad? How are you going to stand up to the challenges of the presidency?” said Axelrod.

    But Axelrod was undeterred and pressed his case that not picking a fight with a politically influential conservative in the heat of a party primary had predictive power over how Romney would deal with a foreign leader universally reviled in the United States.

    “The Limbaugh case was a good example. The fact that they, and particularly Romney, were so timid in response speaks to the dynamic of the Republican primary—they were afraid to challenge the de facto boss” of the party, said the strategist.

    Axelrod said Romney’s advisers should not “think they can wipe the slate clean” or get “a do-over” between the primary and the general election.

    “We take his words seriously and his positions seriously, and we’re going to hold him to them. This is not a game. You’re running for president of the United States,” he said.

    Other tidbits from the call:

    – Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said the campaign next week will release a 17-minute documentary helmed by “An Inconvenient Truth” director and producer Davis Guggenheim. The short film will “put into perspective the enormous challenges” America faced when Obama took office and highlight the “great strides” taken since then. The trailer for the film should be released in the coming days, a campaign aide said later.

    – Messina ducked a question about whether support for gay marriage would ultimately be part of the Democratic platform—describing Democrats as “the big-tent party” with “a great record” on issues like repealing “don’t ask, don’t tell,” but insisting that the unchallenged incumbent president’s hands are tied by party procedure.

    “There’s not even a delegates platform committee yet,” he said. “There will be a process for that, and we’ll go through that process.”

    – And Axelrod allowed that, in one critical way at least, the drawn-out Republican nominating process hurts the president’s re-election drive.

    “Candidly, I do think that it is easier to raise money when you have one opponent” he said.

    Axelrod hit that point several times on the call—each time focusing on Romney’s response to the controversy triggered when the iconic conservative talk radio host branded Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke a “slut” for advocating for health insurance coverage of birth control. Conservatives have angrily charged that the White House is guilty of hypocrisy for not taking a harder line on Obama-backing TV comic Bill Maher’s obscenity-laced assault on Sarah Palin.

    But Axelrod was undeterred and pressed his case that not picking a fight with a politically influential conservative in the heat of a party primary had predictive power over how Romney would deal with a foreign leader universally reviled in the United States.

    “The Limbaugh case was a good example. The fact that they, and particularly Romney, were so timid in response speaks to the dynamic of the Republican primary—they were afraid to challenge the de facto boss” of the party, said the strategist.

    Axelrod said Romney’s advisers should not “think they can wipe the slate clean” or get “a do-over” between the primary and the general election.

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/obama-aides-romney-couldn-t-face-down-limbaugh-181636426.html

  31. Once again- Romney Flip-Flops… Think the opposing party won’t use it against you? Sure- they’ll give you a pass because they think you’re classy and good looking. pandering without thinking?? ho-hum..
    ________________________

    After outcry from right, Mitt Romney reverses stance on minimum wage

    It didn’t get much notice amid the buildup to Super Tuesday. But after conservative outcry over his support for raising the minimum wage, Mitt Romney quietly reversed his position this week.

    “There’s probably not a need to raise the minimum wage,” the Republican front-runner told CNBC’s Larry Kudlow on Monday.

    As recently as January, Romney said he was in favor of a hike in the minimum wage. “My view has been to allow the minimum wage to rise with the CPI [Consumer Price Index] or with another index so that it adjusts automatically over time,” he told a staffer for a labor-backed group that supports a raise. And he confirmed that stance last month, telling reporters: “I haven’t changed my thoughts on that.”

    Romney took the same position as governor of Massachusetts, an office he held from 2003 to 2007, and as a candidate for president in 2008.

    As Yahoo News reported last month, Romney’s support for a minimum wage raise—something Democrats have been pushing for and Republicans have generally opposed—provoked a furor on the right. “All it does is give the base another reason to be unenthusiastic about him,” conservative publishing magnate Steve Forbes, who made his own bids for the GOP nomination in 1996 and 2000, told us.

    The Wall Street Journal editorial page, the Club for Growth and several other major conservative players also slammed Romney’s stance, arguing that raising the minimum wage makes small businesses less likely to hire workers. A 1993 study by the economists Alan Krueger—now President Barack Obama’s top economic adviser—and David Card found no such effect.

    None of Romney’s rivals for the nomination support raising the minimum wage, and one of them, Rep. Ron Paul, has said the concept should be scrapped.

    Romney’s new stance may help him consolidate his position on the right, but could hurt him in November. According to Gallup, public support for raising the minimum wage has consistently exceeded 75 percent over the past two decades.

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/outcry-mitt-romney-reverses-stance-minimum-wage-181557691.html

  32. Here is Larry Mendtes’ two cents:
    Romney Trudges Along – WPIX
    By Larry Mendte Staff reporter
    11:03 pm EST March 7, 2012
    NEW YORK (PIX11)—
    The Mitt Romney campaign is trudging ahead much like I think a Romney White House would work – methodical. In the end I think Romney will win, but nothing is assured.
    A confluence of unprecedented campaign rules has made this a long hard primary. First, the Republicans decision to allot delegates proportionally makes it impossible for a candidate to put the race away early. Second, the advent of SuperPacs mean that also rans can stay in the race with just one billionaire donor (I’m looking at you Newt Gingrich.)
    …Ultimately, the delegate math may be on Romney’s side, but the immediate primary schedule, it seems, is not. Romney has to hold on for dear life and hope he survives the rough patch
    http://www.wpix.com/news/blogs/wpix-larry-mendte,0,6748019.story

    Now my two cents.
    Regardless of how any Nobama voters decide to respond on 11/6/2012:
    Those who are Nobama and stay home
    Those who are Nobama and vote anything other than the Republican nominee
    will discover that they’ve lost considerable credibility when b&tching about the second term Obama.

  33. ““If you don’t have the strength to stand up to the most strident voices in your party, how are you going to stand up to Ahmadinejad? How are you going to stand up to the challenges of the presidency?” said Axelrod.”

    LOL. AxelRod doesn’t seem to reliase Rush has already apologized, and Romney actually never even touched this issue like Santorum did. And if that’s the argument this idiot is using, I would ask if OTurd cannot even return 1 million from his superPac from a mysogenist pervert Obot like Bill Maher, what credibility does OTurd have in lecturing the rest of us on civility. Not only that, AxelRod is now going to go on that show, maybe they will both call Palin a “c*nt”, all the while using Rush as a whipping boy.

  34. Yep, this article summarized why AxelRod is appearing on Bill Maher’s show, he will appear to berate Bill Maher for his comments in the past, so then the fake “war on women” theme can still be used by the OTurd, and that 1 million doesn’t have to be returned. These people are so obvious at this point.
    Excellent article.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/03/07/too-good-to-check-after-ripping-on-rush-limbaugh-axelrod-planning-appearance-on-bill-mahers-show/

    “In a conference call with reporters today, Axelrod invoked Limbaugh on several occasions.

    He could cancel on Maher, but because the show is dogmatically liberal and merrily vicious towards the right, the media considers it “hip” and Axelrod doesn’t want to squander that brand. Besides, why forfeit an opportunity to push his “war on women” garbage? Better to show up and follow a script in which he pretends to scold Maher for his language towards women and Maher pretends to be contrite. (Maher’s sufficiently uncomfortable with the attention he’s gotten lately for his own rhetoric that he’s taken to Twitter to try to call off the dogs on Rush.) That’s win/win — Axelrod gets to look chivalrous and Maher gets to symbolically seek redemption. A perfect ending to the ridiculous melodrama of the past two weeks.

  35. Does this mean Arpaio’s investigation has fallen silent and his findings have been relegated to an e-book?
    _____________________

    Did threats silence media on Obama probe?

    The lead investigator in Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s review of the authenticity of Barack Obama’s birth certificate today unloaded a bombshell about the case:

    that he was told by sources members of the media were threatened with federal investigations should they continue to report on the birth certificate issue.

    Lead investigator Mike Zullo told WND that as he was preparing information to be presented to the public “it was clear that the mainstream media was not going to be in attendance” at the sheriff’s scheduled new conference, where he revealed facts suggesting both fraud and forgery in the image of a Hawaiian birth certificate that the White House released as “proof positive” of Obama’s eligibility for office last year.

    “During our investigation, we actually were told [that media] had been threatened with FTC investigations. Commentators [had been] threatened with their jobs,” Zullo said. The threats were so intimidating that some individuals quit their positions over safety concerns for their families, he said.

    So the problem became to get the information to the American public in spite of an intentional media blackout, since citizens still must make critical leadership decisions about their government through the election process.

    (…)

    He cited the discoveries from the Arpaio investigation.

    “Such a bombshell should have led the national news coverage throughout the country. Instead, it was completely ignored by a corrupt network of media elites who are decidedly liberal and wholeheartedly support Obama’s re-election,” he wrote. “The vast majority of the American people have been denied the truth by a media who want to shield Obama.”

    He called reporters nationally “liberal sycophants” and said, “If these allegations had been made about a Republican president there would have been a media firestorm greater than Watergate and Iran/Contra combined.

    “Not surprisingly, the media acted like partisan Democrats in the news conference after Arpaio’s team announced their findings. Instead of asking questions about the Obama documents, the reporters were more interested in asking Sheriff Arpaio about his political affiliation, his relationship with the tea party and his motives for the investigation.

    “What the media conveniently overlooked was the expert testimony and the evidence presented by Arpaio’s group of investigators. Potentially, a major crime has been committed at the highest levels of our government, and the media attacked the messengers.”

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/03/did-threats-silence-media-on-obama-probe/

  36. Tim:

    LOL. AxelRod doesn’t seem to reliase Rush has already apologized, and Romney actually never even touched this issue like Santorum did. And if that’s the argument this idiot is using, I would ask if OTurd cannot even return 1 million from his superPac from a mysogenist pervert Obot like Bill Maher, what credibility does OTurd have in lecturing the rest of us on civility.
    _________

    The thing is Romney runs away from controversy. Rather than using it as a tool in his empty tool box. His adversaries find him to be an easy mark and will chew him up and spit him out within an hour after he receives the Republican nomination.

    Romney is NO MATCH for the Obama/Axelrod machine. He’ll curl up into a fetal position and go blah-blah-blah with meaningless rhetoric never scoring a ding in Obama’s armor plated campaign.

    Romney is knotty pine governor material; no where near the strength of a mighty oak as presidential timber.

  37. Good Morning Mrs. Smith, you very well may be correct. Romney doesn’t have punch power that Newt does, but he also doesn’t the revulsion that Newt seems to elicit, my wife cannot stand Newt, but she seems to be ABO, no matter how much she may dislike them, its all relative to OTurd. For me, I’m in the ABO camp as well, but I do like Romney, but there’s something about all of them I like, but I feel Romney may be the best in terms of beating of OTurd. I guess we’ll see, I’m voting for ABO.

  38. Obama said running up $4 trillion in new debt was “irresponsible” and “unpatriotic.” He’s now run up $4.87 trillion.

    and look …crickets.

  39. http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/292956/us-set-reach-another-debt-milestone-under-obama

    The total U.S. public debt will probably hit $15.5 trillion today.

    On Tuesday, according to the Department of the Treasury, it was $15,499,023,629,682.44, to be precise.

    That figure was $10.6 trillion the day Barack Obama took office.

    That is an increase of $4,872,146,580,769.36 — let’s just say $4.8 trillion — over 1,142 days.

    Remember, on the campaign trail, Obama said that adding $4 trillion in debt over Bush’s eight years was “irresponsible” and “unpatriotic.”

    That’s an average of $4.26 billion — $4,266,328,004.18 — in new debt per day during Obama’s presidency.

    For comparison, the national debt increased $4.9 trillion — $4,899,100,310,608.44, to be precise – during the eight-year presidency of George W. Bush.

    In other words, when the debt increases another $27 billion — $26,953,729,839.08 — Obama will have run up as much debt in three years and a couple months as Bush ran up in eight years. Obama will reach that milestone in a few days. (Back in August, I predicted the Obama would hit this milestone on the Ides of March.)

    Oh, and recall that Obama declared in his debate with John McCain that he would enact a net spending cut.

    videos at link.

  40. Iran’s supreme leader lauds Obama

    TEHRAN — In a rare positive remark about the U.S. administration, Iran’s supreme leader lauded President Obama on Thursday for saying he was trying to avert war with Iran.

    “Two days ago, we heard the president of America say: ‘We are not thinking of war with Iran.’ This is good. Very good. These are wise words. This is an exit from illusion,” said Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to state television.

    But he also criticized the U.S. president for “still harboring illusions” that sanctions would force Iran to give up uranium enrichment, a key demand of world powers.

    Iran and six world powers — the five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council plus Germany — are scheduled to pick a date for new talks on Tehran’s nuclear program soon.

    The timing of the remarks, in Khamenei’s first speech after Friday’s parliamentary elections, appeared to reflect a boost in self-confidence among Iranian leaders after what officials said was a high turnout.

    Khamenei accused the United States of trying to split the Iranian people from their leaders, and he hailed the elections as proof that such “calculations” had been wrong. According to official figures, nearly 65 percent of voters cast ballots in the elections for a new 290-member parliament. Iranian leaders had stressed beforehand that the elections would be a “slap in the face” of the United States.

    “If there is any deal to be made with the West, the timing is now,” said one analyst who spoke on condition of anonymity. “Khamenei in his speech is saying that he will respond to positive remarks by the U.S.”

    Khamenei is the architect of a policy he calls “threats against threats,” in which Iranian officials respond aggressively to Israeli threats of war and U.S. remarks that the military option is on the table. Recently, several commanders and officials have responded to Israeli threats to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities by warning that Iranian missiles could destroy the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.

    Another analyst asserted that Khamenei’s remarks were nothing new and merely confirmed the worldview of Iran’s highest leader.

    “It shows that our assertive polices are working,” said Ahmad Bakhshayesh, an analyst close to Iran’s elite politicians. “The U.S. has no other option than to compromise on our stances and accept our nuclear program.”

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/irans-supreme-leader-lauds-obama/2012/03/08/gIQAD4J4yR_story.html

  41. “Two days ago, we heard the president of America say: ‘We are not thinking of war with Iran.’ This is good. Very good. These are wise words. This is an exit from illusion,” said Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to state television.

    “But he also criticized the U.S. president for “still harboring illusions” that sanctions would force Iran to give up uranium enrichment, a key demand of world powers.”
    _______________

    So basically, representation of anything the US has to say about Iran building nuclear weapons is meaningless and of no consequence to Iran- because the US president is content giving Iran a pass allowing them to continue building nuclear weapons in spite of the calamitous path their actions portend for the world.

  42. so, essentially, even Iran knows OTurd is just another weakling, nothing to be afraid of. I didn’t see that coming. /sarc

  43. Lol, they really know how to scream racist…what the idiot didnt know was the guy he accused of being racist has a bi-racial wife, half black, half white born in South Africa.

    A long way from “Cheers”: Actor Jay Thomas suggests live on CNN a man who married a black woman is motivated by racism:

    http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/cnn-panelist-why-are-you-afraid-black-people/417791

    ctor Jay Thomas this morning challenged Breitbart.com’s Joel Pollak on CNN this morning, accusing him of airing the previously unseen Obama Harvard video because he was “frightened” of black people.

    “Can I say this as a white person, What are you frightened of? Are you frightened that some black people are going to do something to you?” asked Thomas. “What are you frightened of, is there a secret black movement that’s going to start killing white people, what are you talking about as a white guy?”

    “I’m glad you played the racism card. You’ve accused me of being a racist.” Pollak responded, “You’ve accused me of being afraid of black people and it doesn’t deserve a response. . . this is typical mainstream media behavior, you’re judging me by the color of my skin.”

    Thomas responded that he was only trying to talk to Pollak, “white guy to white guy.”

    What Thomas didn’t know is that Pollak’s wife was born in South Africa, as noted in this political ad from 2010.

  44. Tim you are spot on about Romney. The fraud must be worried to be sending out the dogs and trying to dismiss him at the same time before the primaries are even done!

    I don’t think Romney will be intimidated by the fraud. You don’t become a successful businessman by being timid. He has a tightrope to walk to get to the nomination, he was very smart not to take the bate on Rush.

    One can always count on the numerous anti Romney posts.Tough to be number one.

  45. Public Schedule: Public Schedule for March 8, 2012
    03/08/2012 07:30 AM EST

    Public Schedule for March 8, 2012

    Public Schedule
    Washington, DC

    March 8, 2012

    SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

    9:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Libyan Prime Minister Abdurrahim ElKeib, at the Department of State.
    (JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL AT 9:35 A.M.)
    Pre set for cameras: 8:45 a.m. from the C Street entrance lobby.
    Final access for writers and still photographers: 9:15 a.m. from the C Street entrance lobby.

    10:30 a.m. Secretary Clinton and First Lady Michelle Obama meet with International Women of Courage participants, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    11:00 a.m. Secretary Clinton hosts and delivers remarks at the International Women of Courage Awards Ceremony with First Lady Michelle Obama, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
    (OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
    Pre-set time for cameras: 5:00 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance lobby.
    Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street entrance lobby.

    2:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Melinda Gates, at the Department of State.
    (CLOSED PRESS COVERAGE)

    3:30 p.m. Secretary Clinton joins President Obama’s meeting with Ghanaian President John Atta Mills, at the White House.
    (MEDIA DETERMINED BY WHITE HOUSE)

  46. gonzotx
    March 8th, 2012 at 11:08 am
    Tim you are spot on about Romney. …I don’t think Romney will be intimidated by the fraud.

    ++++++++++++++++++

    Yeah, like he didn’t fold under mild criticism of his support of minimum wage increases tied to the cost of living.

    OH NO! My bad, he did flip on that just last week. Like I said he will wither on the vine if-or-when he has to face the dirty wind from Chicago.

    And we will of had to support a sheep in wolf’s clothing and will end up HOLDING THE BAG AGAIN!

  47. moononpluto
    March 8th, 2012 at 10:48 am
    ——————-

    Hotair has longer video of CNN’s panel and that Soledad, mocking and laughing nervously, is this what journalism has become and how does she even keep her job — her talking style is so grating not to mention the content.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/03/08/video-cnn-beclowns-itself-painting-breitbart-editor-in-chief-as-racist/

    {Last night’s video was a bit of a confused muddle. The point they should make is that the media did not show any of this in 2008 and they hid it. Amy Holmes tries to make that point in the CNN video. And that idiot Soledad falls right into that trap, flailing all over the place. Vetting, and more vetting. Pollack seems articulate and will perhaps come around to beating that drum as his vetting campaign moves along.}

  48. tim
    March 8th, 2012 at 9:15 am

    Good Morning Mrs. Smith, you very well may be correct. Romney doesn’t have punch power that Newt does, but he also doesn’t the revulsion that Newt seems to elicit, my wife cannot stand Newt, but she seems to be ABO, no matter how much she may dislike them, its all relative to OTurd. For me, I’m in the ABO camp as well, but I do like Romney, but there’s something about all of them I like, but I feel Romney may be the best in terms of beating of OTurd. I guess we’ll see, I’m voting for ABO.
    __________________

    When I hear about Newt’s baggage which relates to his personal life- I think of it this way-

    Think of the candidate who would best represent you as president, as your lawyer.

    You have been charged with onerous activity in a lawsuit. This lawsuit, just by it’s very existence has taken a huge toll on your life and your family. The stress of unseemly stories floating around is becoming unbearable. Your personal misery extends to your neighbors and community. They know you have been confronted with a serious problem. Some are judging you in a negative light from your past history, even though your history has nothing to do with the accusations you are facing. You are close to financial ruin as your home mortgage is 6 mos behind in arrerage payments and may be facing foreclosure. You can barely get to work because of the rising cost of gasoline.

    You need a good lawyer to cut through the trumped up charges getting you out of this situation whole and unharmed. You interview (2) lawyers-

    The first attorney is a popular guy- He smiles at you graciously. Asks if you would like a coffee and a donut as you sit before him laying out the problems confronting you from a frivolous lawsuit brought by a former business partnership you dissolved years ago related to integrity issues. You explain you are basically a good person and didn’t ever want to be accused of doing anything illegal..You and your business associate parted ways over your differences.

    The first thing this smiling attorney tells you is… have you been to a NASCAR Race lately, I know the owners of one of the car’s in the race.. and proceeds telling you about his experience with shady business partners he continues in this vein using up just about all of you free consultation time.. saving the best for last- he announces he needs $20,000 up front and if the case goes to trial, an additional $5,000. Your mind is spinning…thinking where can I get $20k when my house if going about to go to foreclosure and my family needs to eat… what to do- what to do? You rise up shake hands and tell this attorney, you will get back to him after you talk to your wife.

    The next day, he keep the apt with the second attorney. He’s all business.. he asks who the players are in your scenario- and after telling him their names… he tells you he is familiar with previous cases he’s aware of where this man has gotten paid either through a settlement of the case or not so for him when taken to trial. The attorney tells you how the man suing you is able to
    win cases by intimidating the defendant.. forcing them to settle.. You feel a moment of encouragement- this attorney understands where you’re at- He is aware of the tactics used by the plaintiff and you can visually see this attorney is mentally formulating a plan to help defend you against this charlatan. You rise up shake hands with him, dare to crack a smile- asking what about your fee? The attorney says, can you bring $1000 to get started. I intend on structuring a counter suit based on this man’s history of extorting money from people.

    You feel a whole lot better after talking to this attorney because he actually is going to try his best to help you but you tell him you need to talk to your wife.

    To make a long story short, your wife doesn’t like the attorney because he’s had several wives and too much personal baggage and doesn’t want his name associated with yours as defending your family’s name and property.

    Which scenario makes more sense to you?

  49. pm317
    March 8th, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Soledad O’Brien is the same “reporter” who got fooled by a hoax receipt, in her rant against the “1%”, I guess it didn’t even occur to them to do basic reporting 101 to ask the restaurant is the receipt was even a real one. A local newstation called the restaurant, and they told the local station it was a photoshopped one.

    Here is O’Brien in her rant against the 1%, next post is her saying that it was a hoax. How she thinks she’s even a real “journalist” is stunning. She isn’t, she got fooled by a basic photoshoped receipt, and then in a later clip posted where she reveals its a hoax, she is so mystified why someone would even do this. These idiots are so predictable at this point

    First her rant against the “1%”:

  50. I was hoping the tape that was shown on Hannity last night would be something with more meat in the bun.

    So far, this release, without any more background info is not going to bring Barry down. Hopefully there is much more meat.

  51. Shadowfax
    March 8th, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Unfortunately, I doubt there is a smoking gun so to speak, its more a confirmation of OTurd being a radical in his own words, with a protective media running interference for him, it will not change the minds of drones who will vote for him irregardless. However, what it will do is erode the independent supporters who might have doubts about him, and seeing him say things that confirm the talk radio shows’s view of him being a radical will just make it easier to nudge people to not vote for him.

  52. pm317
    March 8th, 2012 at 11:43 am
    moononpluto
    March 8th, 2012 at 10:48 am
    ***********************

    They must be really worried about what is coming.

  53. Betty, he didn’t say he was against minimum wage, he said he didn’t think it needed to be raised. One can speculate different things from that statement. Personally I could say he was stating raising it now, vs later. Remember the tight rope he needs to walk in the land of ultra conservatives. It depends on the definition of what is is.

    I get it, you don’t like him. Surprise

  54. gonzotx
    March 8th, 2012 at 11:08 am
    Tim you are spot on about Romney. The fraud must be worried to be sending out the dogs and trying to dismiss him at the same time before the primaries are even done!

    I don’t think Romney will be intimidated by the fraud. You don’t become a successful businessman by being timid. He has a tightrope to walk to get to the nomination, he was very smart not to take the bate on Rush.

    One can always count on the numerous anti Romney posts.Tough to be number one.
    ***************************************

    I agree with you on this one, Gonzotx..

    btw…caught abit of Morning Joe this morning while getting ready for work…they are freaking unbelievable…not that we here do not know it…but they are like a pack of wolves that go from one prey to another…

    they started with Hillary…and then it was negative Hillary all day long nonstop…making up lies while they were attacking her…
    then they went to Palin…and it was tunnel vision negative Palin all day long…

    now…no surprise…it is Romney…that’s all they do it attack him nonstop…and Joe S has become such a kiss up to MSNBC…he leads the pack attacking Romney and repubs nonstop…

    and to top it off, they are not even honest, they are shorting R on his delegate count…they can’t even get the numbers right…

    …regarless if you like R or not, there is a plan to knock him out just as there was a concerted plan to knock Hillary and Palin out…

    why? because they always go after who they fear the most…they focus on the demonization and destruction and humiliation…this is their formula…

    we have to fight back…not pick up their talking points and repeat them…time to start looking ahead realistically…

  55. oh Goody. Judas is now turning up on Fox News, after slamming Fox in 2008 for even attempting to be vetting his man OTurd.

  56. It is possible the Breitbart team is baiting the media.. nothing to see here, move along.. and then BOOM! Even if they effectively just raise the question of why the media hid these things in 2008 and why there was no vetting, I think that should be enough. Hillary’s mantra was do the vetting, where is the vetting and it helps to bring that back now. It also puts them under microscope as far as how they treat the Republican nominee. Make them vulnerable where it hurts the most — discredit everything they say.

  57. pm317
    March 8th, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    My wife thinks that’s what they are doing. Not waiting for approval from Barry’s MSM about how radical OTurd is, but exposing the double standard Barry’s MSM is so entrenched in. To Breitbart’s credit, he knew there were 2 opponents, Barry and his protective MSM.

    Speaking of double standard, here’s the lovely Ms. Randi Rhoades, first calling Hillary a “white whore”, now this. So, pro-choice to them apparently only means respect for the choice they approve of. If I had not seen the vileness the left spewed at Hillary & her supporters in 2008, I never would have seen the double standard.

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/liberal-radio-hosts-wild-rant-repossess-conservative-womens-ovaries-cut-em-off/

  58. Betty
    March 8th, 2012 at 11:42 am

    Yeah, like he didn’t fold under mild criticism of his support of minimum wage increases tied to the cost of living.

    OH NO! My bad, he did flip on that just last week. Like I said he will wither on the vine if-or-when he has to face the dirty wind from Chicago.

    And we will of had to support a sheep in wolf’s clothing and will end up HOLDING THE BAG AGAIN!
    ___________________

    Romney is a hi-riding slug. He was a horrible governor of MA and he will be another puppet manipulated by the GOP establishment. Romney as the nominee will ensure Obama’s re-election.

    You can mark my words on that one!

  59. Obama Digs In: ‘Personally Lobbying Democrats to Reject’ Keystone Pipeline (Senate to Vote Today)

    President Obama is digging in on the Keystone XL pipeline. He is “personally lobbying Democrats to reject an amendment calling for its construction,” Politico reports.

    The White House lobbying effort, including phone calls from the president to Democrats, signals that the vote could be close when it heads to the floor Thursday. The president is trying to defeat an amendment that would give election-year fodder to his Republican critics who have accused him of blocking a job-creating energy project at a time of high gas prices.

    The amendment, proposed by Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.), states that Obama would have no role in such cross-border permitting decisions since, in this case, the pipeline would originate in Canada. The measure would need 60 votes to pass, and Obama has already lost two Democrats who back the proposal – Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Mary Landrieu – and is at risk of losing more moderates and vulnerable Democrats.

    The Keystone XL pipeline would create an estimated 20,000 jobs and, likely, drive down the price of gasoline in the long run. It would seem to be a good move at a time of high unemployment and high gas prices.

    And, in fact, most Americans like the idea of the Keystone pipeline. According to a November poll, of likely U.S. voters, 60 percent “at least somewhat favor building the pipeline which President Obama has delayed until at least 2013 because of environmental concerns.”

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-digs-personally-lobbying-democrats-reject-keystone-pipeline_633318.html

  60. Ron Paul needs to step out of the Race?..

    considering supporting other candidates..

    The main super PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is reassessing its heavy financial support of the Texas congressman following his disappointing Super Tuesday performance, an official confirmed to POLITICO.

    “Yes, we are reassessing our efforts, but we have always felt that we are a part of a larger movement rather than just a single election,” Endorse Liberty super PAC leader Abe Niederhauser said. “We will continue to support Dr. Paul, but ultimately, we support an idea. We will support candidates who uphold the principles of liberty. We may also get involved in some of the Senate and House races.”

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/73733.html

  61. The Breitbart video is not getting much traction so far. MSM again doing it’s best to cover for Obama.

  62. Joe S has no moral compass, he’s for sale. I remember him during the Clinton impeachment. He couldn’t find camera’s quick enough. Now he is their Chief lap dog.

    They have Dems crossing over to vote for SANATORIUM in large numbers, they are doing the same thing Rush had Repubs do in 2008. All disgusting. My best guess Mitt would be ahead 5-8% more and we all know Hillary won hands down.

    I hear you S. We have to fight back

  63. Obama was -0.3 last week but today plus 2.2% on RCP. The Rush thing really helped him.He is ahead 48% to 44% on Romney which is not to bad considering the damage Palin and others have done to his campaign.

  64. http://www.politico.com/blogs/under-the-radar/2012/03/eric-holder-reports-of-nypd-spying-on-muslims-disturbing-116830.html

    Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday that he finds “disturbing” reports that New York Police Department conducted broad surveillance of Muslims outside New York City as part of counter-terrorism efforts.

    “At least what I’ve read publicly, and, again, just what I’ve read in the newspapers, is disturbing,” Holder said during a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing Thursday morning. “And these are things that are under review at the Justice Department.” [snip]

    Asked for comment on Holder’s reaction, NYPD Deputy Commissioner Paul Browne defended the program.

    “The NYPD is proactive because New Yorkers’ lives depend on it,” Browne said in an e-mail to POLITICO. “The NYPD practices mirrored those provided for in Justice Department/ FBI guidelines,” Browne said, pointing to a series of terrorism cases he said were cracked as a result of NYPD “intelligence gathering.”

    Browne also noted that at a House hearing on Wednesday, FBI Director Robert Mueller said: ‘Ray Kelly has done a remarkable job in protecting New York. New York has been and will continue to be a terror target.”

    The attorney general provided few details Thursday on the Justice Department’s plans to study the NYPD program. “There are various components within the Justice Department that are actively looking at these matters,” he said.

  65. JBStone

    They are terrified at what is coming down the road. You saw Solodad try to get it out of him. She was furious she couldn’t. Their talking about it is at least a win.

    He will be vetted more than 2008. We were the only ones SCREAMING in 2008 to vet him, literally begging the MM, Repubs to do their job. No one listened. I remember sending hundreds of emails with links and data to every source, newspapers, radio, tv, with thousands of other people who understood what this scum was about. No one listened. Phone calls answered by uninterested staffers who generally thought I was either nuts or a right wing racist sore loser.

    I personally called local new stations every week and talked to Lou Dobbs several times. He was one that I believe understood the gravity of the situation and they were successful getting him off and Glenn Beck. For all of Becks drama, he understood what the hell was going on with this Administration and the fraud. Now their sites are once again on Rush. As much as I can’t stand him, we can’t let this happen.

  66. Holder should read this (video at link):

    http://www.ny1.com/content/top_stories/157048/nypd-s-muslim-surveillance-efforts-get-show-of-support

    Muslim leaders joined Long Island Congressman Peter King Monday in support of the New York City Police Department’s efforts that some say unfairly targets the Muslim community.

    The group spoke at a morning news conference outside 1 Police Plaza, organized by the American Islamic Leadership Coalition.

    They say the police department’s counter-terrorism efforts – including the monitoring of Muslim communities in and around the city and at area colleges – is necessary to keep New Yorkers safe.

    Supporters say it also stopped a Herald Square subway station from being blown up and broke up a plot to bomb a Manhattan synagogue.

    “The NYPD is carrying out effective surveillance. If they were not doing what they are doing to me they would negligent and remiss in their duties,” King said.

    “They are doing surveillance at mosques which are public spaces, it’s fine. I have nothing to hide. I have no problem with a police officer monitoring my mosque praying right next to me…does not bother me. As a Muslim American I have nothing to hide,” said Samir Abdelkhalek of the Muslim Liberty Project.

    Also voicing support at the rally was American Islamic Leadership Coalition Founder and President Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, who narrated the controversial film “The Third Jihad”, which accuses some Muslim groups in the U.S. of supporting terrorists.

    Police Commissioner Ray Kelly appeared in the film, which was shown to some at an NYPD training center.

    Kelly has since said his appearance was a mistake, as was showing it to officers in the department.

    “It’s rather denial to not recognize we have a responsibility to root out that radicalization,” Jasser said.

    At one point during Monday’s rally, Congressman King also went after CAIR, one of the groups that’s targeted by the film and that’s condemned the NYPD surveillance program.

    King, who’s Chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, says the Council on American Islamic Relations is not at all what it professes to be.

    “Instead of calling CAIR a Muslim civil rights organization refer to them as what they are: Unindicted co-conspirators in the most major terrorist financing case in the United States,” King charged.

  67. “The NYPD is proactive because New Yorkers’ lives depend on it,” Browne said in an e-mail to POLITICO
    ***********

    Hell yes Admin

  68. admin
    March 8th, 2012 at 2:22 pm
    ************

    Nice to see King, who should have security now, and the American Leadership, who also will need security, take on Holder and support the police.

  69. Yup, gotta protect those damn Muslims in NY, doesn’t matter that a pack of them boarded planes and killed 3k of our innocent citizens.

    They are people of color, that’s all that matters.

    We need a huge Dyson to clean out the Justice Dept, the WhiteHouse and the crackpots put in office by Barry.

    Nitwits and thugs.

  70. Sorry, I posted this in an old thread.

    Very funny Chevy Volt parody. It was removed from YouTube after 367,000 hits. It pretty much slams the Obama admin and the Chevy Volt.

  71. *shuddering*


    Michelle Obama added that Clinton, “is a role model for me in so many ways.”

    “I don’t think she realizes how what she has done has made what I am doing partially possible.” she continued, “So with all the respect and admiration that I can give to her, I will be wherever she needs me to be, whenever she needs me to be there.”

    gee, I guess this didn’t happen:


  72. gonzotx
    March 8th, 2012 at 12:14 pm
    Betty, …I get it, you don’t like him. Surprise

    If he wins the nomination and the election after that I will apologize to you. Right now my country is way more important to me then Romney and I will not settle for a slug till I have to.

  73. YHeitman, it’s a “ReVolt”:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/03/08/revolt-obama-wants-you-to-pay-even-more-for-cars-nobody-wants/

    In a speech before the Daimler Trucks North America manufacturing plant in Charlotte, N.C. today, the president delivered his answer to rising gas prices: He wants to increase the $7,500 tax credit for alternative-energy vehicles to $10,000, earmark $1 billion to reward cities that provide infrastructure for such vehicles, earmark an additional $650 million for a research program to increase the range and decrease the price of the vehicles, and repeal $4 billion of tax incentives for oil and gas companies.

  74. Betty, may I ask who you’re supporting? And if that said candidate does not win the repub nominee, are you in the ABO camp for the general?

  75. I personally think a longer GOP nomination race is good for weakening OTurd, a moving multi-target is hard to hit.

  76. tim
    March 8th, 2012 at 3:32 pm
    *shuddering*

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

    Yeah, Tim…O and MO must be watching the primaries where O is not getting all the votes…they must know that he does not have total support and many Hillary supporters will not be coming back…so sure, now it is time to build Hillary up when they can use her for their own motives

    …got to say wish Bill would stay away from the O fundraising

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

    Betty, I have read you comments and I know you lean toward NG, but what is your strategy in him winning the national election…surely you do not think that because he is a “good” debater and a “tough” guy that that is going to swing all the people that don’t like him to actually vote for him and overpower O…I don’t understand your logic…

    as has been mentioned NG did not even get 50% in his own state of Georgia…btw…R, who some think was such a bad MA governor got over 70% of the vote…

    Moononpluto has done a great job of bringing us the numbers and percentages of the votes…

  77. This at a time Republicans are in an intra-party fight which brings down their numbers and brings up OBoobs numbers (and yes, we know, his approval numbers should be 1%):

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/153152/Obama-Approval-Averages-February.aspx

    President Obama’s average job approval rating for the month of February in Gallup Daily tracking was 45%, with 47% disapproving, unchanged from January.

    Obama’s job approval in February exceeds the lows seen last summer, when his monthly approval rating dipped to 41% from August through October. That followed a slide from 50% in May after the successful U.S. military mission in Pakistan to kill Osama bin Laden. However, despite the recent improvement in his score, it has yet to recover to the level seen at the start of 2011, when 49% approved and 43% disapproved.

    Apart from the rally in approval after the bin Laden mission, the last time Obama’s monthly approval rating averaged 50% or better was two years ago, in February 2010.

    The 50% approval mark is a crucial one for presidents in a re-election year. All incumbents who have been elected to a second term had a 50% or higher average approval rating by February of that year, and in the case of all but George W. Bush, they maintained that through Election Day.

    Whether Obama can break out of this inauspicious pattern in an election year remains to be seen. But it is noteworthy that no elected president from Dwight Eisenhower through George W. Bush saw his approval rating drop below 50% for this long leading up to his re-election year. Rather, all seven presidents — including Jimmy Carter and George H.W. Bush, both of whom lost their re-election bids — received at least 50% approval at some point late in their third year or early in their fourth year, if not routinely throughout their first term.

    Apart from his monthly averages, and aside from the bin Laden rally period, the last time Obama had approval ratings of 50% or better for even several consecutive days in Gallup Daily tracking was in January 2011. Obama’s sub-50% approval ratings are continuing thus far in March, with his approval rating registering between 43% and 48% in Gallup’s three-day rolling averages.

    That half of Americans say Obama’s presidency to date has been a “failure” underscores the challenge the president faces in convincing voters he deserves a second term. The 44% today saying Obama has been a success contrasts with the 64% saying this of Bill Clinton just a few months before his re-election in 1996.

    Most Democrats consider Obama’s presidency a success while most Republicans call it a failure. Independents’ views are similar to the national average, with the slight majority calling it a failure.

    President Obama averaged 45% approval from Americans in February, slightly improved over the 41% last summer, but no higher than it was in January, suggesting the rebound from last summer’s lows has slowed or stalled. Apart from a brief spike to 50% average approval last May after the killing of bin Laden in Pakistan, Obama has not enjoyed sustained majority approval from Americans since his first year in office — a dubious distinction in the history of modern presidents.

    Obama still has time to correct that, and with 45% average approval last month, he is not far from the mark. Gallup polling also shows him running competitively against his potential Republican challengers in voter preferences for the fall election.

  78. admin,

    it appears Soledad is a fan of Prof Bell… just from her twitter account:

    Soledad O’Brien
    ✔@Soledad_OBrien Just starting re-reading Derrick Bell’s “Ethical Ambition”. Read it. RIP Prof. Bell.

    CNN, a joke.

  79. S
    March 8th, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Newt brings out voters, Romney suppresses voters, go and look.

    My strategy is to fight for my country. Do you really think the “one” who has threatened and bullied, lied and cheated, possibly even killed people will take a chance on losing the next election and finally face investigations? Do you think the Obama’s, Aires, Pelosi, Schumer and the rest of the dirty traitors will sit back and toast each other while laughing about how they pulled one over on the American people? They have laid their plans carefully, picked Obama early and groomed him, no one can tell me the extent of their ambition was to pull one over on the American people and then sit back and live on the glory, the way Aires did when he killed people with bombs.

    That is why I want someone who fights, even if at times I don’t agree with him, ex. shutting down the federal government on Bill Clinton, at least I know he will fight to a stand still.

  80. S
    March 8th, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    PS – If you go back and check my comments you will see that I also supported Ron Paul, till I learned what he planed on doing with his delegates.

  81. Betty, I support you in aligning with Gingrich. To compare Gingrich’s wins with Romney is a little shortsighted, imho. All we need to say is IT AIN’T OVER TIL THE FAT LADY SINGS! Romney will likely not become the nominee by getting less than fifty percent of the votes most places which tells the world he can not seal the deal,and there may be a brokered convention…let us just wait and see. Better people that those naysayers here have counted Gingrich out more than once. Don’t let them bamboozle you into changing your mind.

  82. Re: Mrs. Smith
    March 8th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    I, too, am on the reocrd that should Romney be the nominee by hook or crook; it will assure ReSelection in 2012. Mark my words.

    I marvel at those who think the current administration or their strategists would ‘telegraph’ who they ‘fear’ running against as a nominee. That tactic would never become strategy. Silly. Just silly. And naieve.

  83. I will vote ABO but I do certainly have a problem with Romney. There just something plastic about him that creeps me out. If I could choose who I wanted to run against the fraud it would be Gingrich. I would love to see the two of them in a debate. I think Gingrich would mop the floor with Obama but as I said, I will vote for a dog rather than see Obama back in the WH.

    Why, oh why, didn’t Bill take him out when he had the chance. I think Bill & our girl knew stuff that could of ended his candidacy but for some reason (the D party?) they didn’t use it.

  84. tim 10:52 am
    Joe the Plumber campaign site
    http://www.joeforcongress2012.com/

    a bit more about his primary victory:
    Last month, Wurzelbacher’s campaign received an endorsement from onetime Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain. It also benefited from an impressive war chest – spending almost $60,000, six times that of opponent Steve Kraus, a real estate agent, according to Politico.
    Wurzelbacher narrowly beat Mr. Kraus, 51 to 48 percent.
    Now, defeating Representative Kaptur will be a more difficult task, says Justin Vaughn, a political scientist at Cleveland State University. The new district swings heavily toward Democrats.
    “There’s nothing to suggest that Joe the Plumber will be successful, even if he was running for an open seat,” Professor Vaughn says. “No Republican in their right mind would run in that district.”

  85. Good debates could very well elect a candidate, especially against someone whk is considered to be a failure. If a debate performance provides a stark difference, it could sway people. There would be many variables to consider, though, including an unfair media. I must ask you S, what makes you so certain about Gingrich?

  86. This was on Breitbart.com today…

    Below is footage of Barack Obama praising and hugging Professor Derrick Bell.  It was spliced and diced by the media to avoid showing just how close Obama was to Bell. More than that, a close associate of the Obama campaign, Harvard Law School’s Professor Charles Ogletree, admitted on our exclusive tape, “We hid this throughout the 2008 campaign. I don’t care if they find it now.”
    Well, we found it. And it is damaging, because Barack Obama was as close or closer to Derrick Bell than he ever was to Jeremiah Wright. Obama didn’t merely sit in the pews – or not — for Derrick Bell. He didn’t just hang out with Derrick Bell for prayers. He said:
    “Open up your hearts and your minds to the words of Professor Derrick Bell.”
    If we did, here’s what we’d be opening our hearts and minds to. This is a close associate of Jeremiah Wright, a man who was quoted by Jeremiah Wright regularly. This is a man who posited that the civil rights movement was too moderate because it accepted the status quo, and believed that the entire legal and constitutional system had to be transformed in radical fashion. This is a man so extreme that, as we’ve reported, he wrote a story in 1993 in which he posited that white Americans would sell black Americans into slavery to aliens to relieve the national debt, and that Jews would go along with it.
    There’s far more coming on Derrick Bell. This is just the beginning. And this video is a smoking gun showing that Barack Obama not only associated with radicals, he was their advocate. 

  87. Pretty much what we wrote:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/03/08/video-cnn-beclowns-itself-painting-breitbart-editor-in-chief-as-racist/

    The only intelligent comment from the panel comes from Amy Holmes, who asked why the media didn’t cover this in 2008, and why the MSM didn’t exhibit any curiosity at all about Obama’s days in college and his activism there. Holmes scolds the media for acting as gatekeepers in the service of protecting Obama, which is of course the Breitbart point in releasing these videos now. Of course, that’s probably because Amy Holmes is afraid of black people, or something.

    Frankly, it’s clear that no one at CNN does critical thinking, on race theory or anything else. The point of Andrew’s final project isn’t so much to make Obama’s early radical ties clear; it’s to point out how the media tried to keep them quiet. This uninformed attack from O’Brien and most of the CNN panel is a great demonstration of the very point that Andrew wanted to make with these videos. All they needed to say — and what Holmes tried to say at one point — is that plenty of people toy with radicalism in college, but drop those passions when they get into the real world, and that college activism isn’t terribly germane twenty years later with a term as President already in place. They fell into the trap set by Andrew and Joel, and somewhere Andrew is enjoying a mighty laugh over it.

  88. nomobama
    March 8th, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    This was on Breitbart.com today…
    _________________

    The article falls a hair short of calling Obama a Traitor to the Realm. Obama should be branded a traitor by the people/Congress and taken out of the wh cuffed and stuffed into a military vehicle and off to prison- Held in solitary confinement without BAIL until Trial! He will be remembered as the most hated president in the history of the United States.

  89. Here’s Mooch. Ready for her close-up (of her stinky feet)

    In May 1988, Harvard Law students, borrowing from Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, and foreshadowing the Occupy movement of 2011, occupied the Harvard Law School’s dean’s office. The students were supporting Professor Derrick Bell’s demand that the law school hire professors on the basis of race.

    One of the students “dressed in black” and occupying the dean’s office appears to be Michelle Obama (Harvard Law ’88). Here is a link to the grainy video. (lower right at about ten seconds in, wearing white Keds):

    It is important to note that I had the opportunity to review all of the original Betamax videotapes in Boston where the video quality was significantly higher than the internet version. While there is some chance this is not Michelle trespassing and “occupying” the dean’s office for racial hiring preferences, the Betamax video version leaves very little doubt it is her. Perhaps someone in the mainstream media will ask the East Wing if Michelle Obama participated in a trespassing occupation of the Harvard Law School dean’s office to demand race-based hiring of professors.

    http://pjmedia.com/jchristianadams/2012/03/07/more-obama-tapes-michelle-obama-a-race-agitating-occupier/

  90. ShortTermer
    March 8th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    Betty, I support you in aligning with Gingrich.

    Thank you and Mrs.Smith too!

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

    yheitman
    March 8th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    Why, oh why, didn’t Bill take him out when he had the chance. I think Bill & our girl knew stuff that could of ended his candidacy but for some reason (the D party?) they didn’t use it.

    Bill and Hillary Clinton are patriots and have lived and breathed America from their youth so what does “for some reason” suggest to you?

  91. Sound familiar?

    Anita Dunn. BO. Bauer.

    Guess who is now representing Ms. Fluke?

    Yup Ms. Anita.

    My my what a small world.

  92. Almost certainly due to the Soledad O’Brien/Joel Pollack (Breitbart) interview, Wikipedia’s description of Critical Race Theory was edited heavily today.

    Here is the URL for Critical Race Theory that was on Wikipedia on July 11, 2011:

    http://web.archive.org/web/20110718005601/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_race_theory

    Here is Wikipedia’s description of Critical Race Theory after it was edited today:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Critical_race_theory

    They scrubbed references to White Supremacy and Racial Power.

  93. They scrubbed references to White Supremacy and Racial Power.
    ____________

    It can be re-edited and put back in- as it was.

  94. ShortTermer
    March 8th, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Re: Mrs. Smith
    March 8th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    I, too, am on the reocrd that should Romney be the nominee by hook or crook; it will assure ReSelection in 2012. Mark my words.

    I marvel at those who think the current administration or their strategists would ‘telegraph’ who they ‘fear’ running against as a nominee. That tactic would never become strategy. Silly. Just silly. And naive.
    ________________

    Obama has a dossier on Romney ready to tear him apart limb from limb. You have to realize many Hillary supporters voted the Democratic ticket in 08′ because ‘then’ the cry was they didn’t want a Republican president. The same foolish crew are up on Romney, playing right into Obama’s strategy.

  95. Betty, I really don’t know. That’s why I said “for some reason.” Hillary and Bill were treated horribly by the Obama machine (remember the “Wash My Shirt Bitch” tee shirts) and the D party and sometimes it just felt (to me) that Bill was holding himself back from saying something. Maybe it was something he knew about Obama that would tear the party apart and he felt it was his duty to his country that prevented him from saying anything. Maybe he just wanted to tear into Obama verbally and was holding himself back. He never said anything really negative about Obama and I wish he would have but he is a gentleman all the way. That’s why I said I don’t know but it just felt that way to me.

  96. Obama has a dossier on Romney ready to tear him apart limb from limb
    ****************

    I am sure they have plenty on all of them. Then again, didn’t we think Hillary had one on the fraud?

    I think the fraud’s record is dossier enough.

    He just beat back the Repub amendment for the pipeline again. They let 11 Dems cross over, probably to protect themselves in re election. Just how stupid can the American people be?

  97. I published a similar article a while back on Pumas UNLEASHED.. gleaned from our good friend Ulsterman…

    h.. pumasunleashed.wordpress.com/2011/12/20/leo-gerard-the-man-who-controls-the-obama-agenda/

    h.. pumasunleashed.wordpress.com/2011/12/18/union-leader-leo-gerard-granted-use-of-american-military/

    The Indy Sentinel just sent me a repub with more facts:
    __________________

    Leo Gerard, the Radical USW President Who Bought the Presidency

    Leo Gerard, an OWS planner and instigator, who was one of the architects of President Obama’s 2004 rise to the top, is quite well off financially. He makes $188,000 a year plus benefits and expenses, though that was hardly an easy figure to find since Solis eliminated union transparency (which included salaries).

    In 2008, before the curtain was lowered on union salaries/transactions, he made $165,000+, benefits of $41,076, expense account of $7,789, his union comrades made –

    SEIU President, Andrew L Stern – $249,080
    AFSCME President, Gerald McEntee – $370,016
    Teamsters President, James P Hoffa – $287,949
    AFT President, Edwin D Hill – $282,782
    IBEW President, Edwin D Hill – $282,782
    UAW President, Ron Gettelfinger – $157,117

    (Source: 2008 LM-2 financial reports posted on the U.S. Department of Labor Web Site)

    Obviously, in four years, they have gotten raises, so I ask you, how are they the 99% in any real sense? Certainly, their salaries put them closer to the top 2 – 5% without counting any investments they likely have. According to Wiki, the top 5% of households, three quarters of whom had two income earners, had incomes of $166,200.

    Gerard is also a member of the AFL-CIO’s executive committee and chairman of its public policy committee. He has won an honorary college degree and attended galas in his honor – he’s quite elite and would undoubtedly never sleep in Zuccotti in a tent.

    He has served on the board of the Apollo Alliance (WND describes Apollo as an organization of radicals including commie VanJones. Apollo helped write the Obama Stimulus), and served on the board of the Economic Policy Institute, a George Soros front.

    Gerard heads the tony-sounding Blue-Green alliance [in which he is an investor], which links labor to wealthy environmentalists who profit from Obama’s largesse with taxpayer dollars.

    He is a member of the IMF and ICEM global labor federations and was instrumental in creating Workers Uniting – the first GLOBAL labor union. They are socialists, communists, and other assorted statists who have gone worldwide (as have the OWS).

    Gerard played a significant role in the WTO protests that took place in Seattle in 1999. (Source: Ulstermann)

    Gerard is a fan of communist, Frances Fox Piven. Piven, a member of the Progressives (commies) for Obama group, is co-author of the Cloward–Piven strategy, which calls for overloading the U.S. economy to precipitate a crisis that would lead to a replacement of the welfare system with a national system of “a guaranteed annual income and thus an end to poverty. In other words, just like the OWS, she wants a salary for everyone regardless of whether they work or not. That’s what Obama’s expanding welfare program is about.

    Gerard is the appointed adviser to President Obama’s National Commission on Energy Policy and President’s Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations. Gerard is not merely “connected” – he appears to in fact be the direct link between labor unions, globalization, radical environmentalism, and the highest levels of American politics.

    He IS one of the Obama socialist elite. Socialists are elitists who keep their favored members smaller and more preferential than capitalists. They eliminate the nuisance of having the lower echelon working their way up the economic ladder to prosperity. It’s a class system where everyone is dragged down into poverty except the elite.

    The United Steel Workers were a visible presence on Wall Street on September 17th of last year, the first day of the occupation and continued to be throughout.

    How radical and violent is Leo Gerard?

    Newsbusters posted the following interview between Schultz and Gerard on 11/16 that gives us a good idea –

    GERARD: You’re damn right Wall Street occupiers speak for us. They do in Pittsburgh, they do in Chicago, they do in Oakland, they do in San Francisco, they do all across the country. And I think what we need is, we need more militancy.

    Just in case the Occupy movement fails, or rather when it does, Gerard wants union members to engage in “more militancy.” (see audio clips)

    Here’s the clip of Gerard making a pitch for this on Ed Schultz’s radio show Monday and actually making Schultz sound normal in comparison – no small feat (audio) – transcript at link:

    http://www.independentsentinel.com/2012/03/leo-gerard-the-radical-usw-president-who-bought-the-presidency/

  98. What I want to know is why McCain held back? You can almost understand the reluctance of HRC and BC but McCain? Who got to him, how and when?????

    That’s the zillion dollar question, to me.

  99. “President Obama is digging in on the Keystone XL pipeline. He is “personally lobbying Democrats to reject an amendment calling for its construction,” Politico reports.”
    ********
    Just like everything else involving Congress and Obama, the “conflict” over Keystone is street theater. I’m not sure who the big winners are but the certainty is that the American consumer will be screwed, again. As an example, the Republicans are opposing an amendment that requires that oil that is refined from “Keystone” oil will be used domestically. The Republican think that it’s just fine for the American citizen to suck it up for potential environmental problems and let Big Oil get more profits with exports.

  100. Basil, that’s because Mccain is actually a wimp, he may have survived being a POW, but he was practically campaigning for OTurd, Palin wanted to fight back, but his campaign did not want her to, Mccain appeared to be the throw away candidate by the repubs.

  101. For me, it boils down to who I think is the person who will go for the jugular, and not let go. I believe it to be Gingrich. The eventual nominee needs to destroy the fallacy that is Obama. I am not sure that Romney is as capable of doing this, but of course i will vote for him if need be. It’s ABO for me. I note that some here have not written if they will vote for Gingrich if he is the nominee. Is everyone who writes here, besides turndownobama, ABO or not? Just wondering. I am inclined not to tear into Romney since he will need all of our support, but I will not hesitate to write who I prefer at this time.
    One other point, and I have already written this once before. Reagan won even though he was that big, bad conservative, and he wasn’t exactly the darling of the masses when he was first introduced to the public at large. I also believe that any of the current candidates could realistically beat Obama. Obama is Jimmy Carter.

  102. “It’s ABO for me.”

    noobama, ditto on that for me as well. I will vote for a paper clip or my dogs’s poop if that’s the Republican nominee. I’m not staying home, and not voting, ABO all the way.

  103. NO- [We?] didn’t think Hillary had a dossier on Obama. Patti Solis Doyle insisted to Hillary she shouldn’t GO NEGATIVE on Obama. Hillary was convinced by PSD the Rezko Trial would implicate Obama and the scandal would take him out of the running. We waited- too long. The connection of Obama to Rezko was never made. Fitzgerald never subpenaed Obama to testify. The connection of Rezko the Chicago Gangster to Obama never materialized. Obama rolled on- Little did we know, the whole time Patti Solis Doyle was working for Hillary’s campaign she was a mole for Obama. PSD’S brother was a Chicago Selectman. She funneled Hillary’s campaign plans and strategy to her brother- He relayed the plan to Axelrod- PSD SOLD HILLARY OUT to Obama- Until Bill finally stepped in a few days before the IOWA Caucus and fought to fire PSD and the lot of them after Hillary finished THIRD.. After the firing, Doyle went to work for Obama… end of story- There was NEVER a dossier on Obama PSD convinced Hillary it was an all girls campaign and she would be accused of flying on Bill’s coat tails if he was involved.

    BAD decision- To this day, Bill is the only person in this whole wide world, she can Trust. I hope she never makes that same mistake again-

  104. Of course there was dossier on the fraud, she chose not to use it. None of us were in the war room with Hillary, maybe she was afraid because of the media protection for the fraud. Hell, you couldn’t say anything and it was, and still is, racist.She would have been crucified.

    Just today Hannity said he had numerous calls from the Hillary campaign in 2007 , they gave him much of the info we had and I dare say she probably had much more. We will never know I guess till Bill writes his book, if ever.

    I saw the Iron Lady today, I couldn’t help but think of Hillary.

  105. I don’t have to, Hillary isn’t stupid, it’s how the game is played. Feel free to spend your time proving different.

  106. You’re ALL Talk.. but you can’t walk the walk!

    All the information about Obama was buried and still is.. anyone that believes anything you say is a MORON!

  107. Moving on…for those who haven’t seen the Iron Lady, Meryl does outdo herself, however the approach the director took was disturbing to say the least. Margret Thatcher is very much alive and suffering dementia and that is precisely the approach he took. Margret is shown in present time with flashbacks. Here is the only female PM Great Britain has known, an incredible and forceful figure played elderly and demented trying to hold onto shreds of dignity. With the fade away at the end, you think she has died if you didn’t know better.

    My understanding is the family refused to attend. I definitely understand.In the end, despite the performances, I walked away with very mixed feelings. This movie should not have been made while she was alive and I think the director choose a most unfortunate angle when he didn’t have to, and you have to wonder why.

  108. http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/09/bankofamerica-mortgages-idUSL4E8E90TT20120309

    Bank of America, one of five banks in $25 billion settlement with the U.S. government over foreclosure practices, has struck a side deal that will allow it to reduce penalties in return for bigger cuts to borrowers’ mortgage balances, the Wall Street Journal said.

    Bank of America will make deeper and broader cuts than other banks, which will allow it to avoid as much as $850 million in penalties and give more than 200,000 financially strapped households the opportunity to sharply reduce their mortgage balances, the paper said.

    The side deal is unique to Bank of America, the Journal said, citing a senior administration official. It added that many of the write-downs will be made on loans originated by Countrywide Financial Corp, which Bank of America bought in 2008, and then packaged into securities.

    Investors in those securities could then be affected by the side deal.

    Bank of America said on Feb. 9 that under the government settlement, write-downs will be made on loans originated by Countrywide Financial Corp prior to and for a period following the bank’s acquisition of that lender.

    Borrowers who qualify are expected to receive principal reductions averaging more than $100,000, Bank of America spokesman Dan Frahm told Reuters.

    The side deal offers qualifying borrowers a chance to cut their mortgage balances to their home’s current market value. Whereas other banks are required under the national settlement to cut principal to no more than 120 percent of the home’s value, the Journal said.

    Bank of America, the bank with the most liability from the fallout of the housing crash, is set to pay the lion’s share of the government’s settlement, around $11 billion of it.

    The other banks accused of abusive mortgage practices that settled with the government were Wells Fargo & Co, JPMorgan Chase & Co, Citigroup Inc and Ally Financial Inc.

    ……………………………………..

    So who exactly is gonna end up paying for all this…………….ridiculous.

  109. slippery slope its headed on, it teaches nothing of responsible financial actions by people if the govt is gonna reduce bills. No one made you sign the mortgage.

  110. BASIL99 said:
    March 2nd, 2012 at 8:45 pm
    [Limbaugh] likened it to a woman he didn’t know knocking on his door asking for money for contraception because she wanted to go and have sex with 3 guys that evening.

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    Here’s the real situation: Georgetown students buy their healthcare coverage through the University’s student health insurance plan. It’s just like an employee health insurance plan, but for students. In fact, students at Georgetown, as at many universities, are required to carry this insurance (or prove that they have coverage elsewhere). The premiums run something like $1900 a year. And yet, even though female students are paying for their own health insurance, their birth control prescriptions aren’t included. That’s because Georgetown specifically excludes women’s contraceptive pills from the prescription plan, on account of the fact that the Catholic Church hates women. So female students have to buy health insurance plus pay for their ladyparts prescriptions out of pocket. Even if they have a serious disease that requires the pill as treatment.
    http://www.reclusiveleftist.com/2012/03/06/the-myth-of-free-birth-control/

  111. Guess that woman was right when she was screaming “Obama’s gonna pay my mortgage”

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    You trust Obama to really help the homeowners? I think he’s got a fake bill and the money will really go to his crony banks.

  112. Guess that woman was right when she was screaming “Obama’s gonna pay my mortgage”

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    You trust Obama to really help the homeowners? I think he’s got a fake bill and the money will really go to his crony banks.

  113. The reason Hillary could not go negative on Obama is simple. As a democrat, she would need blacks to vote for her in the general. McCain was a gentleman but he lost because of the financial meltdown. No republican could have won with the millstone of bush around their neck.

    Romney doesn’t need blacks to vote for him so he could care less about appeasing them. He has raised voter turnout among the wealthy and with voter id laws, he will win. PA just passed theirs.

    But best of all, Romney will be a weak President. He’ll be frail enough for Hillary to beat in 2016!

  114. But best of all, Romney will be a weak President. He’ll be frail enough for Hillary to beat in 2016!

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    Now that’s a good argument! More fun if she beats Gingrich, though.

  115. Basil99: “Let’s hope Rezko and Blago start singing from their cages.”

    Yes, I’ve been wondering about Rezko for some time. He must have been paid off, or his family threatened, by the Obama gang.

    He hasn’t been sentenced because he can plea-bargain his way out of 300 years of jail term, for example by serving all 23 terms simultaneously or getting extenuating circumstances and so forth. His best bet for getting out early is to “sing”, as you say, i.e. bring down some others with him, namely Obama.

    Remember he said in early 2011 that his deadline for sentencing was September, i.e. the beginning of the presidential campaigns? There must have been some payoff or threat to keep him in jail without sentencing for another year.

    It’s been 3 1/2 years now that he’s in jail without being sentenced. There must be some kind of statute of limitations on imprisonment without a sentence, just as there is for holding a person without charges – habeas corpus. Obama can’t pardon him just yet, it would be too obvious. Besides, Rezko isn’t sentenced, so I don’t think he can even ask for a pardon. To do anything at all for his buddy, Obama has to wait until he’s elected to a second term.

  116. Finding this information this morning is something that needs airing- According to information from the RNC, Gingrich is in second place NOT Santorum.
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    RNC’s delegate count shows Gingrich ahead of Santorum

    Rick Santorum may have won more primaries but the Republican National Committee’s current delegate count shows former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has more bound delegates than Mr. Santorum in the race for the party’s presidential nomination.

    Frontrunner Mitt Romney has earned 339 delegates to the August nominating convention in Tampa, Fla., or more than the rest of the field combined, according to a chart the RNC sent to its members on Thursday.

    Mr. Gingrich is second with 107 delegates, topping Mr. Santorum’s 95 delegates and the 22 delegates pledged to Rep. Ron Paul of Texas.

    Winning the nomination will take 1,144 delegates.

    Press reports have put Mr. Santorum in second place based on projections about how delegates will be allocated in some of the caucus states where voters have cast their ballots, but where the actual delegates won’t be decided until later, at county, district and state conventions.

    Delegates have yet to be fully awarded in Iowa, Colorado, North Dakota, Minnesota, Maine and Washington. Mr. Santorum won the first four of those contests, while Mr. Romney won the other two.

    Mr. Santorum and Mr. Gingrich are battling to be the conservative alternative to Mr. Romney in the race, and Mr. Santorum says his victories in seven primaries and caucuses gives him a leg up.

    Mr. Gingrich, meanwhile, has won just two primaries — Georgia and South Carolina. But both those states bind most of their delegates to support the Primary winner.

    Meanwhile, Mr. Santorum has notched close wins in places such as Oklahoma, where he collected 14 delegates for his victory. But the Sooner State awards its delegates proportionately and so Mr. Romney and Mr. Gingrich earned 13 delegates each, meaning Mr. Santorum’s victory gains him almost no ground on his rivals.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/8/rncs-delegate-count-shows-gingrich-ahead-santorum/
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    The NYT is reporting via API just the opposite that Santorum is 2nd and Gingrich in third place… anyone knowledgeable about this system please help clarify.

  117. From what I’ve read pledged delegates do the nominating. Not the unpledged. It is the arithmetic now, and Newt’s got the arithmetic margin lead in pledged delegates against Romney.

    Santorum simply won the wrong states. He won states with fewer delegates in the first place. He won caucus states and not primary states in the second place. Until last night he had not won a single primary state.

    He is stuck with UNPLEDGED delegates. Horse race continues.

  118. The Greenpapers show that hundreds of people actually voted for some who had dropped out of the race, some they evidently wished were in the race, and some voted for people I have never heard of…perhaps themselves? What morons; wasting votes when this election is so crucial to America’s future. Some people deserve the government they get; but that would mean that the generations too young to vote would suffer. These nimrods are poster children for birth control.

  119. Short Termer..

    I believe this is what contributes to the confusion. There are so many candidates running in the process, the soft delegates can change affiliations (for whatever reason) to another candidate and the delegate totals continue shifting with the exception of the hard delegates; they are stationary and the ones that really count.

    Not only that- Gingrich’s dispute for the Fl delegates between Romney and Santorum has not been resolved (correct me if I am wrong-) Rom and San will have to give up half of their delegates to Gingrich…

    So the cat-calls for Gingrich to get out of the race are the same as was done to Hillary. He may just win the nomination after all- He is speaking about issues the public is mot concerned about and they are listening to him because he makes sense…

    I would reconfirm the question asked by nomobama last night regarding the election. We agreed ABO when Romney appeared to be the frontrunner… If Gingrich is the eventual nominee, will the Romney supporters still vote ABO? yeah, I wonder about that too-

  120. Mitt beat Rick, but Newt beat Barack

    (article written by Obama’s cousin)

    by M. Wolf

    Only one Republican has made Obama squirm

    This wouldn’t be the first time the media missed the real story. In the wake of a split Super Tuesday, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum scored wins against each other, but it was former Speaker Newt Gingrich who single-handedly drove President Obama into panic mode.

    Mr. Romney deserves enormous credit for his success in the early primaries, but the undeniable fact remains that he has not demonstrated the ability to win a race without vastly outspending his opponents, often by 5-to-1 and even 12-to-1. He will not enjoy this luxury against the sitting president and the billion-dollar Obama machine. Veteran political writer John Fund says Republicans are “fooling themselves” if they ignore this sobering reality.

    Mr. Santorum has outperformed expectations but continues to make himself an easy target for Democrats. Eagerly taking the bait, the former senator declared of birth control, “It’s not OK.”

    Mr. Santorum offered up the verbal equivalent of former President Lyndon B. Johnson showing off his gallbladder surgical scar by doubling down on his prior assertion that former president John F. Kennedy’s speech on the separation of church and state makes him want to “throw up.” Sigh. The commercials write themselves.

    And Ron Paul. Few love our Constitution as much as Mr. Paul, and for that, many of us love him dearly. If only we could convince him that a nuclear Iran poses as much of a threat to our Constitution as does the Federal Reserve. Should Mahmoud Ahmadinejad successfully launch a strike against Israel, or worse yet, America, brace yourself for a beefed-up Patriot Act 2.0 and a military budget that expands faster than Terry Bradshaw’s waistline before Nutrisystem.

    And then there was Newt Gingrich, the Lazarus of the presidential campaign, as the Drudge Report recently called him, ready to rise once again. While the mainstream media stayed focused on the game of checkers between Mr. Romney and Mr. Santorum, Mr. Gingrich forced President Obama into an astonishing game of chess.

    In a 30-minute video titled “$2.50 per Gallon Gasoline, Energy Independence and Jobs,” Mr. Gingrich unveiled his vision for renewed American prosperity centered around oil and natural-gas production. He demonstrated his unparalleled insight into the intersection of energy, security and prosperity. Mr. Gingrich rightly declared that never again should an American president bow before a Saudi king. Meanwhile, Mr. Obama, stung by his recent half-billion-dollar failed Solyndra boondoggle, began floating his latest green fantasy of harvesting algae to cure the pain at the pump.

    Panicked by Mr. Gingrich, Mr. Obama was forced off his game and repeatedly tried to respond, only making matters worse for himself. He stayed true to the Democrats’ anti-energy agenda and mocked Republicans for wanting to drill for new oil. This made the president the butt of a joke for Jay Leno on “The Tonight Show”: Democrats claim that new drilling for oil won’t help us for at least 10 years, but haven’t they been saying that now for more than 10 years?

    Mr. Obama boasts that oil production is up under his administration. True, but only because the president hasn’t yet stopped production on privately owned land. Mr. Gingrich cut right through his profound dishonesty: “Under President Obama, because he is so anti-American-energy, we have actually had a 40 percent reduction in development of oil offshore, and we have had a 40 percent reduction in the development of oil on federal lands,” Mr. Gingrich pounced. “So in the area he controls, production is down and the area that is hard at the free enterprise stuff where people get rich, production is up. So he is now claiming credit for the area he can’t control in order to have us think he is actually for what he opposes.”

    Mr. Gingrich reduced the once-confident “Yes, we can!” 2008 version of Mr. Obama into the backpedaling “It’s not my fault” 2012 version right before our eyes. A defensive Mr. Obama dissembled: “We know there’s no silver bullet that will bring down gas prices or reduce our dependence on foreign oil overnight.” Wait, what about that algae?

    Newt had Barack right where he wanted him.

    “A presidential pen could today sign approval of the Keystone pipeline. That’s 700,000 barrels a day. A presidential pen could today sign approval to go back to the Gulf of Mexico. That’s about 400,000 barrels a day. A presidential pen could today approve areas of Alaska that we know have oil.” With three signatures, Mr. Gingrich instructed the president, “you would have 2.3 million barrels a day of additional energy in the United States. So I would say, we’re not looking for silver bullets. We’re looking for presidential leadership.” Check and checkmate.

    With this, Peter Ferrara, former adviser to President Reagan, declared that Mr. Obama had just lost his first debate. The GOP race remains open. So ask yourself this: Which Republican candidate beside Newt Gingrich has demonstrated the ability to make Barack Obama squirm?

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/8/mitt-beat-rick-but-newt-beat-barack/
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    Dr. Milton R. Wolf, a Washington Times columnist, is a radiologist and President Obama’s cousin. He blogs at miltonwolf.com.

  121. For our fervent Newt supporters here, the link to what his campaign is calling an infographic
    http://www.newt.org/news/whos-leadership-beats-obama-gingrich-vs-santorum/
    Perhaps this may give some help with talking points for you. I support your spirit!

    And in support of the subject of this post, a rather tell-all footnote under the Prof Bell entry at wikipedia:
    Raising Hell for a Cause : Education: Two years after Harvard Law’s first tenured black professor left his job to protest the lack of faculty diversity, little has changed. Derrick Bell’s still angry, and so are his critics.”. L.A.Times. 11/05/1992

  122. A Public Service Announcement

    TDO must be getting desperate.

    Twice, recently, she has credited me with quotes I never made.

    But why would anyone expect any accuracy from the contraception-fairy?

  123. I only watched a few Bell videos yesterday but in one quick second I thought “Ah Ha”. Bell was behind it all and he was using race, a (unwilling, totally aghast) woman professor and the students (useful idiots) to try to force Harvard into giving him some chair after someone else retired – didn’t catch more then that and never replayed the video.

    Is that typical or what, and did Obama learn from his mentor or not! I am so glad the proto-racebator Bell “either quit or was fired” from Harvard.

  124. Betty, thanks for the Bell info. It’s been hard for me to understand just what the man believes. I’m mailing out something for friends who understand less than I. lol
    ————————–
    The movie about Sarah Palin is coming to tee vee: “The Undefeated” will make its network television premiere on REELZ on Sunday, March 11 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. “The Undefeated” chronicles the rise from obscurity to national prominence of former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. Monday, March 12 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT, Sunday, March 25 at 5:30pm ET/ 2:30pm PT

  125. What is the matter with me, I think I saw another light? I have to ask if anyone, besides me, thinks Obama, Wright and Bell might have cooked that phony protest up in Chicago?

  126. Rasmussen daily tracking now has Romney up 2 over Obama for the first time in a long time.

    Romney 47%, Obama 45%
    Obama 47% Santorum 42%

  127. Bell can do whatever he wanted and that is irrelevant. How this should be viewed (IMHO) is that Obama minions wanted to portray an image of post-racial or race-neutral Obama and all these videos and images got in the way of making that message loud and clear (they feared) and they therefore hid it and Big media was complicit in it and that is the story.

  128. Romney surprisingly strong in Alabama.

    One poll has him up on the other 2 and Rasmussen pits it as a 3 way tie of Gingrich 30, Santorum 29 and Romney 28%. I’m actually surprised but voters are saying they want electability more and going for Romney.

  129. Discouraging as jobs report positive ans unemployment did not go up from 8.3% like many had predicted.

  130. I think Romney is going about it as methodically as his Mormon roots. He is not going to throw zingers to get popular applause nor will he throw religious bigotry to get support. He is the only one seriously looking to see how or what happens after the election. I like his attitude of not showing all his cards about how he will attack Obama. Newt’s big argument is he can ‘debate’ Obama, yes he can. Santorum’s big argument is — I don’t know what? Turn back a century and make women breeding machines and home school superintendents. Neither was serious enough to put together an organization and get on the ballots of all states and win delegates. Now they are accidentally propelled to courting the front runner, they are scrambling. The meme that Romney is weak is straight out of Obama campaign and the media. He is weak, weak they say and everybody else picks up on it.

  131. Yes, galvanizing Christians worldwide. This is definitely the path I thought Christian would take.
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    With tensions high in Mideast, evangelical Christians tighten embrace of Israel

    Thousands of miles from their home in Seymour, Tenn., Scott and Theresa Johnson host Shabbat dinners in their Jerusalem apartment every Friday night for “lone soldiers” — as the young men and women who travel from foreign countries to serve in the Israeli army are known.

    Typically, 20 or 30 of the soldiers join the Johnsons for a traditional meal and wine and to join in a rousing rendition of “Shalom Aleichem,” an old Hebrew song sung to greet the Sabbath day of rest. Scott Johnson leads the song wearing a “kippah” — a traditional Jewish head cover — and standing beneath a painting of Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier held prisoner in Gaza for five years before being released in October.

    http://worldnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/03/09/10613560-with-tensions-high-in-mideast-evangelical-christians-tighten-embrace-of-israel

  132. Greta Van Susteren taking the Devil by the Horns:
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    I refuse to go to the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner – no one should go

    by Greta Van Susteren

    Another pig….and a media association has hired the pig, Louis C.K., to be their headliner for the big media dinner? Really? I am not going. I refuse to go. Everyone in the media should join me in this boycott.

    The headliner of this year’s Radio and Television Correspondents Dinner is “comedian” Louis C.K. Comedian? I don’t think so. Pig? yes.

    He uses filthy language about women…..yes, the C word…and yes, even to describe a woman candidate for Vice President of the United States. It isn’t just Governor Palin he denigrates. He denigrates all women and looks to the crowd to laugh.

    I refuse to show any support for this guy or for the Radio and Television Correspondents Association Dinner Committee who hired him. I think the organization that hired him is just as bad as he is. It is no secret that he denigrates women.

    Here is a sample of what he said about Governor Sarah Palin and you tell me whether any member of the media should sit in the crowd while he speaks to them:

    Click to read a few examples of his the misogynist slurs:

    http://gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com/2012/03/08/i-refuse-to-go-to-the-radio-and-television-correspondents-association-dinner/

  133. nomobama
    March 8th, 2012 at 7:07 pm
    Good debates could very well elect a candidate, especially against someone whk is considered to be a failure. If a debate performance provides a stark difference, it could sway people. There would be many variables to consider, though, including an unfair media. I must ask you S, what makes you so certain about Gingrich?
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    thank you for your thoughtful question nomobama…i just got back…

    imho…this is what i think…for example, yheitman says:

    yheitman
    March 8th, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    I will vote ABO but I do certainly have a problem with Romney. There just something plastic about him that creeps me out. If I could choose who I wanted to run against the fraud it would be Gingrich. I would love to see the two of them in a debate. I think Gingrich would mop the floor with Obama but as I said, I will vote for a dog rather than see Obama back in the WH.

    Why, oh why, didn’t Bill take him out when he had the chance. I think Bill & our girl knew stuff that could of ended his candidacy but for some reason (the D party?) they didn’t use it.

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

    let’s get something straight…I do not disagree that Romney can come across maybe plastic, to me, it is more out of touch and kind of square and goofy…and he does not know how to self sensor and makes very silly word choices and amateur mistakes…I am not in love with Romney…

    …if there were another candidate in the race like a Christie, Ryan or Trump from months ago…it would be a no brainer…

    …BUT, there isn’t…you know, there are alot of things I would like…I would like Hillary running or better our President right now…I would like to win the lottery this weekend, BUT, the odds are strongly against both..

    SO because I really want to see O defeated, I believe Romney is the best chance based on some other comments I have made all along…in the match up against O and MO, R is stable, experienced, successful, has multiple examples of jobs, out of government, that he has been successful at…he has alot to draw on…he can get testimonials from Staples workers, Olympic workers…on and on…he comes across as a basic ‘good’ guy and an adult…solid family values

    the comparison vs O is compelling…so having said that, right now, I think he’s the best we have to work with and should start pushing back on the “MSNBC/NBC” type propoganda…the MSM is going to use the same tactics against R that they did with Hillary…AND they have already have begun…(notice how O keeps trying to step on repubs and R…competing speeches and press conferences, etc)

    …as for Newt Gingrich…this is my opinion and my belief and I could be wrong…but I honestly do not think that I am…Gingrich, first of all, comes across as egotistcal, angry, old and frankly, boring…he is yesterday…the past…that last speech he gave on super tues was rambling, dull and self serving…I am sick of these obvious self serving politicians…i rank Newt Gingrich with O in the self serving and arrogant, egotistical category…

    NOW, if i believed that NG had the slightest chance with all the baggage he carries and his grating personality I might give him some consideration but i firmly do not believe he has a chance in hell of winning a national nomination…

    I don’t know if you or Betty, Shorttermer or Mrs Smith, objectively talk to any of your republican friends…or your MODERATE republican friends, but I have…and they are repulsed and embarrassed by the thought of NG and will never vote for him…they will stay home and suffer through another term of O…there is not trust in NG…and that is speaking about moderate repubs…not ultra conservative repubs who will have much less power in the general election…

    …next, the MSM will crucify NG…you can take that to the bank…by the time they get done with NG he will be more disliked than he currently is…

    …further, in most of the REPUBLICAN primaries, NG is coming in either last or next to last…so what does that tell you?

    …which brings me to my final point…in the national election, all those numbers are going to get worse not better for NG…most independents will run back to O, many moderate Repubs will stay home, women will run in droves from NG…and many Hillary dems cannot stand the thought of voting for him for any reason…

    for the record…the RCP delegate count is:

    R 409 38% (I have heard even higher, and MSNBC is saying in the 300’s)

    S 163 27.3%

    G 111 14%

    P 61 11.3%

    …this is in a republican primary…and NG’s numbers are mostly coming from winning SC and his home state of Georgia…two very conservative states in the south that the repubs will most likely win regardless of what repub is the nominee…he is LOSING everywhere else…

    I simply do not believe NG has the power to garner enough votes to overpower O…and his strident approach will probably turn off even more voters…

    I do respect all the opinions of the other posters, but I am looking big picture and I don’t see NG increasing his traction…and i think he will give O a landslide win…

    …and for the record, this is meant to be a discussion, not a name calling, attacking others with other opinions, routine…

  134. Obama Pal Derrick Bell: “I live to harass white folks”

    Derrick Bell, the radical left-wing professor with whom Barack Obama developed a long association, once admitted during a television interview that he, “lives to harass white folks”.

    Video emerged the other day of Obama as a law school student embracing Bell’s teachings on Critical Race Theory, the idea that the American political and justice systems are inherently racist.

    Obama says in the video, “Open your hearts and open your minds to the words of Prof. Derrick Bell,” before physically embracing Bell. White House records show Bell repeatedly visited Obama in 2010.

    video @ link:

    http://amerpundit.com/2012/03/09/obama-pal-derrick-bell-i-live-to-harass-white-folks/

  135. S

    If you read the articles beginning today @ 6:53 am, the RNC themselves put NG in second place in the polls with adjusted delegates for Romney and Santorum placing third. Gingrich, according to their official numbers, is still a viable candidate for the R Nomination. If he is the eventual nominee, will you still vote ABO?

  136. Mrs Smith, R is the only one beating O in the polls…

    If I thought he had the slightest chance I might consider it, but since I do not believe he has…the answer is no

    Mrs S…the republican party was freaking out when NG was frontrunner…they know the points I made above as it pertains to a national election are correct…he will give O a landslide…

  137. re: alabama…that is a great example, in deep south Alabama G is only 2 point ahead of R

    NG did not even hit 50% in his home state of Georgia…talk about a weak candidate…there you go…

  138. If I thought he had the slightest chance I might consider it, but since I do not believe he has…the answer is no.
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    The question was, if NG is the nominee will you vote ABO- and it looks like Gingrich will take the South as expected.
    _________________

    Mrs S…the republican party was freaking out when NG was frontrunner…they know the points I made above as it pertains to a national election are correct…he will give O a landslide…
    __________________

    That wasn’t the Republican Party S- The Republican Party is SPLIT- into The Establishment Republicans, which are the group supporting Romney, The Tea-Party Republicans supporting Gingrich and the Evangelicals… who will support Gingrich if Santorum fails.

  139. in the national election, any repub will take the deep south…

    let’s just see how things go…

    sounds like you actually support and believe in NG beyond a strategy to beat O…in that instance I vehemently do not…

  140. NG did not even hit 50% in his home state of Georgia…talk about a weak candidate…there you go…
    ____________

    You’re going by headlines and not reading the articles in depth. Gingrich walked away with the Lion’s share of the Georgia delegates. And if I recall, Romney took only two counties in GA.

    Florida hasn’t yet divided the delegates according to the percentage margins. When they do.. Romney and Santorum lose HALF their delegates to Gingrich. So as said earlier, it’s a still a horse race and Romney is not a shoe in for the nomination.

  141. perhaps, we will have to see how that pans out re: delegates, because everyone is playing fast and furious with the numbers, but in a national election we go by votes…and he cannot get the votes…not even in his home state…

  142. sounds like you actually support and believe in NG beyond a strategy to beat O…in that instance I vehemently do not…
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    Well then, you’re not reading our posts. We’ve all said ABO. That means whoever the (R) nominee is- whether it’s Rom, Ging or whoever steps in at the last minute as an Indy-

  143. ok, fair enough…however you sounded like you truly believe in what he stands for, “bold changes”, etc

    would love to go back and forth, but have to go now…will catch up with you later

  144. The Republican National Committee themselves place Newt Gingrich in second place…I don’t understand where selective choosing of favorable headlines changes what the Republican Committee themselves have ascertained as stated results?

    There is an article from the RNC I posted this morning @ I believe 6:32 or 6:39 that explains what I’ve just said, if you still can’t beleive what you are reading…

  145. ok, fair enough…however you sounded like you truly believe in what he stands for, “bold changes”, etc
    ____________________

    No.. I’ve never used those words..I’m not a fan of Gingrich but Wobboei is- we’ve had many discussions about Gingrich in the past and at least for me, what I admire about him is his brilliant mind plus the fact he refuses to be owned by anyone and be a puppet for the Establishment Republicans. Wbboei feels a deep kinship for Gingrich as he’s followed his career all his life.. and if you really want to know, it’s the reason Wbboei isn’t writing here for now because he doesn’t want to get into fights with Romney supporters and be upset all day… And as I understand our most prodigious Hillary news reporter JanH has left for the same reason. When a group has made her feel unwelcome because she too sees the merit in supporting Gingrich… It just isn’t right…

    I’m happy to just report the facts.. thats all. And I’m unafraid to state my position clearly because I want that monster out of the WH that bad… ABO!

  146. Public Schedule: Public Schedule for March 9, 2012
    03/09/2012 07:48 AM EST

    Public Schedule for March 9, 2012

    Public Schedule
    Washington, DC

    March 9, 2012

    SECRETARY HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON

    9:40 a.m. Secretary Clinton attends the 2012 Innovation Awards for the Empowerment of Women and Girls, at the Department of State. Please click here for more information.
    (OPEN PRESS COVERAGE)
    Pre-set time for cameras: 8:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.
    Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 8:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.

    10:45 a.m. Secretary Clinton holds a bilateral meeting with Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Kim Sung-hwan, at the Department of State.
    (JOINT PRESS AVAILABILITY FOLLOWING BILATERAL MEETING AT APPROXIMATELY 11:35 A.M.)
    Pre-set time for cameras: 10:45 a.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.
    Final access time for journalists and still photographers: 11:15 a.m. from the 23rd Street Lobby.

    12:15 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Special Envoy Ellen Tauscher, at the Department of State.Hillary still giving her all.

  147. Funny Rasmussen saying opposite of CNN.

    Mississippi GOP Primary: Romney 35%, Santorum 27%, Gingrich 27%, Paul 6%..

  148. Figure out the media that are Obama’s mouthpieces and you’ve got your answer. I just spoke to wbboei and he has good reliable information that the Obama campaign have oppo research that will tear Romney to shreds within the matter of a month-

    Mainstream is being pumped by the O campaign giving people a false sense of security Romney is the strongest candidate. He isn’t, not by a long shot. Granted he might be the candidate who appears to be the most likeable in the campaign but ‘likeable’ isn’t the most powerful attribute needed or good enough to beat Obama-

  149. Here is an Axelrod quote and a summary outlining why Romney is Obama’s choice for an opponent- besides the fact they have been holding oppo research on him for 2 yrs just fomenting waiting to release their hounds on Romney as their chosen R Nominee:
    ……..

    “Now, I’m not claiming that David Axelrod is behind the coincidental airing of a potentially damaging interview by a GOP candidate’s ex-wife, but when all signs point to “he did it” who am I to argue?

    But why would Axelrod, the quintessential poster boy for disingenuous sleaze politics, want to attack Gingrich? Axelrod, Valerie Jarrett and the rest of Obama’s Progressive operatives are certain that Mitt Romney is going to be the GOP candidate in the fall. Why would they want to destroy Gingrich? Simple: They are pushing for Romney because they believe he will be easier to beat.

    Defendable or not, in Romney, as the candidate, Obamacare would have to be off the table due to the similarities between the insurance mandate currently in place in Massachusetts and Mr. Obama’s signature socialized health insurance legislation; the Massachusetts mandate instituted under Mr. Romney’s watch. Mr. Romney is vulnerable on his financial history and on many of the positions he took in the past while an elected official. Axelrod also feels that Mr. Romney’s debating style is one that would pale in comparison to Mr. Obama’s. So, in an effort to misdirect – a favorite tactic of the Progressive Left – Mr. Axelrod, Ms. Jarrett and the rest of the non-transparent Obama team float the falsehood that they believe they will run against Mr. Romney in the fall. The media is falling for it – or at least complicit in the canard, and, therefore, the mass of the “I’m too busy and too important to do my own homework on the issues and the candidates” populace drinks the Kool-Aid.

    In Mr. Gingrich, Axelrod fears a slaughter in the debates. Even a half-awake second-grader would be able to tell you, with confidence, that Newt Gingrich would have Barack Obama weeping and in the fetal position behind the podium after the first ten minutes of the first debate. In fact, I believe that if Mr. Gingrich does win the GOP nomination, Mr. Obama will be counseled to opt out of any and all debates with Mr. Gingrich. Honestly, if he chooses to debate, we will all understand that Mr. Obama has become a victim of his own media manufactured persona.

    Mr. Axelrod also fears a Gingrich nomination for the fact that Mr. Gingrich – even though some of his brethren Conservatives and Republicans try to make the case against his Conservative credentials – has a record of accomplishment in the face of partisan adversity.”

    http://kajunman.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/an-axelrod-esque-moment-for-gingrich/

  150. “Under President Obama, because he is so anti-American-energy, we have actually had a 40 percent reduction in development of oil offshore, and we have had a 40 percent reduction in the development of oil on federal lands,” Mr. Gingrich pounced.

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

    Well, IF that’s true, it’s one thing Obama’s done right. Although as Palin said, drilling on our own backyard land is safer, because spills are less likely and easier to fix.

  151. sounds like you actually support and believe in NG beyond a strategy to beat O…

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    That could apply to many posts about many Republican candidates, unfortunately.

  152. if Mr. Gingrich does win the GOP nomination, Mr. Obama will be counseled to opt out of any and all debates with Mr. Gingrich.

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

    And whatever token debate he’s forced into, will be moderated by his cronies and the news stories and transcripts will be edited by his cronies.

    Whatever fighting Gingrich can do, he can do just as well as VP or as non-candidate.

  153. Whatever fighting Gingrich can do, he can do just as well as VP or as non-candidate.

    Yeah, I hadn’t of that angle. He should just endorse Romney and criss-cross the states with his zingers. Then Romney can focus on the economy and Newt can focus on his zingers. We get the best of both worlds.

  154. basil,

    Here is the direct link to your comment which I quoted:
    http://www.hillaryis44.org/2012/02/28/michigan-and-arizona-republican-primary-night/#comment-368252
    Some browsers may take a minute to bring up the comment, which you made at March 2nd, 2012 at 8:45 pm.
    The part I quoted comes soon after your like of * stars.

    It is not clear where you are quoting Hotair and where you are adding your own remarks.

    What other quote from you do you need a direct link to?

  155. He should just endorse Romney and criss-cross the states with his zingers. Then Romney can focus on the economy and Newt can focus on his zingers. We get the best of both worlds.

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

    And Gingrich himself will not be a main target for media hit pieces. He’ll be sniping from cover; Palin is doing fine that way.


  156. Why Mitt Romney has what it takes to beat Obama and become president
    Posted on March 3, 2012, 1:31 pm by Bill Spetrino

    Mitt Romney is not a community organizer or a professional politician who just peddles influence

    Mitt Romney is a PROBLEM SOLVER

    In July 1996, the 14-year-old daughter of Robert Gay, a partner at Bain Capital, had not come home and was missing. She had attended a rave party in New York City and was disoriented from the drug ecstasy and was missing for 3 days

    Her grieving father had no idea where she was. Romney took immediate action. He closed down the entire firm and asked all 30 partners and employees to fly to New York to help find Gay’s daughter. Romney set up a command center at the LaGuardia Marriott and hired a private detective firm to assist with the search.He established a toll-free number for tips, coordinating the effort with the NYPD, and went through his Rolodex and called everyone Bain did business with in New York, and asked them to help find his friend’s missing daughter.

    Romney’s accountants at Price Waterhouse Cooper put up posters on street poles, while cashiers at a pharmacy owned by Bain put flyers in the bag of every shopper. Romney and the other Bain employees scoured every part of New York and talked with everyone they could prostitutes, drug addicts, anyone.

    That day, their hunt made the evening news, which featured photos of the girl and the Bain employees searching for her. As a result, a teenage boy phoned in, asked if there was a reward, and then hung up abruptly. The NYPD traced the call to a home in New Jersey, where they found the girl in the basement, shivering and experiencing withdrawal symptoms from a massive ecstasy dose. Doctors later said the girl might not have survived another day.

    Romney’s former partner credits Mitt Romney with saving his daughter’s life, saying, It was the most amazing thing, and I’ll never forget this to the day I die.

    If you go to snopes.com this story was verified

    Many people are unaware of the fact that when Romney was asked by his old employer, Bill Bain, to come back to Bain & Company as CEO to rescue the firm from bankruptcy, Romney left Bain Capital to work at Bain & Company for an annual salary of one dollar. When Romney went to the rescue of the 2002 Salt Lake Olympics, he accepted no salary for three years, and wouldn’t use an expense account. He also accepted no salary as Governor of Massachusetts.

    Look America is 16 trillion dollars in debt and President Obama who didn’t cause this debt,is unwilling and unable to unite his own party let alone deal with the country’s trillion dollar deficits and debt

    I don’t know what Mitt Romney will do as president, What I know is he is a BI PARTISAN Problem solver erasing Massachusetts debt while working with a legislature that was 75% Democratic

    Obama’s budget in 2011 was rejected 97-0 by the Democratic controlled senate and his jobs bills and latest budget were rejected by the Democratic led Senate as well

    With all due respect Mr Obama does not seem to work well with EITHER party while the country suffers and he deals with a more important task

    His reelection
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  157. This is how I use to envision Repubs and frankly most liberal minded people still do. This is not going to help the Republican cause.from ACE. Funny if it wasn’t so real.
    **************************

    Overnight Open Thread (3-8-2012)
    —Maetenloch

    Oh Noes: SC GOP Not Down With the AoSHQ Lifestyle

    Attention morons – your ilk is not welcome to run in the Laurens County, SC Republican Party primary.

    Because they have standards.

    Standards that you can’t possibly meet – well unless you have access to a time machine. And in that case we’re gonna want to talk to you about why you’ve been holding out and not offering to do a little 2008 retconning.

    Before you can join the Laurens County Republican Party in South Carolina and get on the primary ballot, they ask that you pledge that you’ve never ever had pre-marital sex – and that you will never ever look at porn again.
    Last Tuesday, the LCGOP unanimously adopted a resolution that would ask all candidates who want to get on the primary ballot to sign a pledge with 28 principles, because the party “does not want to associate with candidates who do not act and speak in a manner that is consistent with the SC Republican Party Platform.”

    And what happens if you fall off the pr0n wagon?

    The pledge, which all Republican candidates must sign if they expect to be on the Republican ballot, also says, in its introduction, that the local party will “… seek to hold me into account …” if the candidate is negligent in upholding the principles set forth in the Pledge.
    The process for “holding into account” is not specified in the document.

  158. gonzotx
    March 9th, 2012 at 2:50 pm
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    It is stories like that that will help seal the deal. I think people (I for one) are tired of Obama antics and also the idea of going after him. I would prefer a strategy of highlighting Obama failures and just getting on with the business of governing a country. I think that is where Romney is headed. If people don’t care about the oppo research on Romney that Obama will dump, how effective will that be? I hope people are ready to just ignore political games and ask — ‘what will you do for us and for the country.’ His response to the contraceptives issue when George S. brought it up in one of the debates was classic. He didn’t take the bait and he remained untouched with it whereas both Santorum and Newt (more so Santorum) waded into it and took the bait that would drive away the indies in the GE.

    I have come to like Ann Romney too. In one of the introductions on the campaign trail, she hit just the right note of exasperation (and anger) when she said people are hurting and let us get on with helping them.

  159. Mrs. Smith
    March 9th, 2012 at 12:03 pm
    Obama Pal Derrick Bell: “I live to harass white folks”
    ———————————————
    20 years of my working in Newark NJ, and I can confirm the mentality. It’s in a comment somewhere on this blog. As a smoker at a time when smokers were increasingly required to be outside to carry out the unfortunate habit, there were droves and droves of AA’s who would request something of me – cigarette, match, time, tissue, cough drop. Many instances. On my last day of work ever, a woman standing with the guy using that ploy on me told me not to “mind” him … he likes to aggravate. AA’s recall these instances with relish; I overheard that sort of laughtert when I took the local bus home. I came to realize, once I’d learned of Obama’s Chicago church, that that kind of hate was fostered in churches such as TUCC; so yes to Betty. That rally could have been hatched as you suggest.

  160. Before you can join the Laurens County Republican Party in South Carolina and get on the primary ballot, they ask that you pledge that you’ve never ever had pre-marital sex

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

    LOL! The Gingrich jokes write themselves.

  161. Short Termer:

    “there were droves and droves of AA’s who would request something of me – cigarette, match, time, tissue, cough drop. Many instances. On my last day of work ever, a woman standing with the guy using that ploy on me told me not to “mind” him … he likes to aggravate. AA’s recall these instances with relish; I overheard that sort of laughtert when I took the local bus home.”
    ______________

    What was their reaction when ‘you’ needed a light, cig, time or tissue?

    Did they look at you sideways? Perhaps asking you… don’t you have a job?, money?… etc… 🙂

  162. Mrs. Smith. That was I.
    Due to the appearance of these folk (generally the young dregs of society) I would ask nothing of them. lol. However, if they were smarter, they could have used what you are suggesting to annoy me even further….

  163. RE Basil99s link to Ulsterman’s WSI post….

    Sounds like the meeting that Barry had with Bibi was to say that no matter what Iran does with building it’s nukes, the Fraud will not enter an attack to help Israel until after the Nov 2012 election………if Israel attacks before then, they are on their own…?

    [snip]

    WSI: Obama! The son-of-a-bitch Obama! That pathetic, preening political abortion that now holds the title of President of the United States! What he asks of Israel…for HIS re-election? What kind of human being thinks on such…the dangers…if he thinks the danger is only to Israel…he is putting ALL of us at risk! The entire world! And he doesn’t care. Nothing! Nothing matters but his…the campaign. The money. The legacy. Let me tell you this young man…let me say this of our current “president”. If every man, woman, and child now living in Israel were to be wiped off the face of the earth in order to secure Barack Obama’s re-election…THAT possibility is something the president would qualify as one worth considering! And if he thinks we are to simply allow that…NO. Not this time. NEVER AGAIN. We will fight this kind of evil this time. Victory may allude us…but this time our souls shall remain intact. There are those of us…we who are not simply Jews in name only in America…but the offspring of survival…the living and breathing embodiment of having survived the kind of evil that walked this earth not so long ago…we will not simply stand down and hope the future serves to protect us. NO. This old Jew has some fight in him yet! This old Jew is at war against this evil! Yes, I am tired…bent, fearful, sick, – but I will not simply allow the world of my children and grandchildren and their children and grandchildren to once again be given over to the corruption of appeasement! NO. NOT THIS TIME. The bones of so many in my family were ground under the heals of a modern political evil. Their lives are not forgotten. That lesson was learned. The blessings…such blessing that this country has afforded me – simply because my parents were just quick enough – just a little quicker than others to flee while others remained because they could not fathom that such evil actually existed. Such evil DID exist young man. And that kind of evil now exists AGAIN. It was elected President of the United States in 2008 and hopes to be re-elected again in 2012!

    BTR

  164. holdthemaccountable
    March 9th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Mrs. Smith. That was I.
    _________________

    ah, sorry about that… I should have known better. Never heard ST talking about smoking before. Thought she was retelling an experience in a previous life… I’m into the 4th version of my life.. and didn’t realize it wasn’t you I was addressing… mea culpa… good friend… In my life’s current version, it’s all hands on deck for taking on this rotted wh and it’s contents. Besides my family, there is nothing more important in the world to me than supporting the strongest candidate willing to risk his life using the words he will use to defeat him. (if that is even possible) I am not interested in supporting a presidential prototype that doesn’t have the bullocks, the knowledge and the acumen to beat the current cancer infecting our WH… I want a fighter. Out of the string of Republican candidates, only one imperfect but worthy patriot fills the bill.

  165. BTW – Rove said the other day, he thinks Barry will attack Iran just before the election to give him a ‘bump’ before the elections…which means the attack is only played if Barry needs it to win the election, not to defend Israel nor America.

    Would that be treason?

  166. Ulsterman’s post held a scarry bit of information. We are in a battle for our lives. My take on it… is that Iran will ATTACK Israel and obliterate Israeli citizens from the face of the earth before his term is over… Obama is holding Israel back leaving them wide open for an attack by Iran..

    All he will say after they attack Israel and leave it a desolate nightmare of dead people and contaminated land is… OOOPS.. I was mistaken…

    Obama doesn’t care and neither do the Iranians.. they are working from the same playbook!

  167. Out of the string of Republican candidates, only one imperfect but worthy patriot fills the bill.

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

    The “worthy patriot” who impeached Bill Clinton!?

  168. But best of all, Romney will be a weak President. He’ll be frail enough for Hillary to beat in 2016!”
    WTF So people want to wait til 2016 to get obama out? The damage will be done by than… wow #icant

  169. No problem, Mrs. Smith.

    There is some buzz about an open mic that supposedly ObaMAO revealed some info.Here is what one poster said about the incident:

    I confirmed the live mic incident with Congressman Paul’s office yesterday upon listening to link posted by birdie in the last post birdie
    March 7, 2012 at 6:57 am

    In the meantime, enjoy this video of Obama captured on a hot mic talking about how “the powers that be want it to be Romney” and “look what they did to Paul in Maine” and “Rick doesn’t stand a chance – he’s done” from today.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQXeGtfqCOw&annotation_id=annotation_131767&feature=iv

    I suggested that Congressman Paul impeach Obama for the gross misdemeanor of conspiring with the Republican establishment to cheat Ron Paul out of his victory in Maine. I challenge Congressman Paul to ride us of this threat to the Constitution forthwith.
    _________________________________________________________

    I listened to the tape and it may or may not be ObaMAO, sounds enough like him, his cadence and his thought process to be him. However, supposedly the facts spoken appear to be true.

    Romney is the ESTABLISHMENT candidate; the ESTABLISHMENT demands him to be the nominee by hook or crook. They has spoken! As I have said repeatedly the Dimocrats and the ESTABLISHMENT Republicans are the two wings of the same bird; either way this country is doomed.
    _________________________________________________________

    Mrs. Smith, we can lead the horse to the water, but we can’t make him/her drink. It is at that point now. There is none so blind as those who refuse to see. Facts are stubborn things and no poll smoll, or statistical manipulation, can circumvent facts unless someone wants to be okey doked. Since some of the Romney proponents will not answer the simple question posited to them of should it be anyone other than Romney, will they be ABO tells me a lot.

  170. pm317 says
    March 9th, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    Whatever fighting Gingrich can do, he can do just as well as VP or as non-candidate.

    Yeah, I hadn’t (thought) of that angle. He should just endorse Romney and criss-cross the states with his zingers. Then Romney can focus on the economy and Newt can focus on his zingers. We get the best of both worlds.
    *************************************

    right on, again…that keeps us above the O knife fight and the “focused, successful, experienced adult makes our case”

    also, for those that don’t think that there are volumns of oppo on Newt rest assured there is…

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

    Mrs S…there is no reason anyone should be forced to leave here or be hounded for their opinions…in fact, i needed a breather a while back when all that obnoxious in-fighting was going on about trolls and who should be forced out bla, bla…

    in fact, people who support NG (not Wbboei or Jan H) but others here have often acted like Obots do and called others idiots, morons, and on and on…you can check the quotes for yourself…

    I have not heard anyone that is proposing Romney as our best choice speak to anyone in those personal terms…I have read people state their positions firmly…and that is how it should be…frankly to be on a Hillary site and be called a moron or whatever because you take a position not in support of NG is ridiculous…

  171. gonzotx
    March 9th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    THOMAS SOWELL

    —-I can’t say where I work, but I see this stuff going on with several races every day. Not easy to keep my mouth shut and keep my job too.

  172. There is absolutely tons of oppo research on each and every candidate; but for some reason none of the oppo research on The One seems to stick….ever. So what does it really matter? The Clinton’s team was famous for oppo research. Until the oppo stuff starts sticking to Him, then nuff said.

    Re: the Derrick Bell effect

    Thinking back on school days; black students would often call other black students an Oreo or Uncle Tom or the N word. This was especially true when a black student was praised by a [white]teacher; or a [white]teacher was talking to a black student or students about upping achievment. No one seemed to care since it was black on black. So now we know that they were being indoctrinated on the Bell curve.

  173. Well that didn’t go well. The whole of the excerpt is gone. Here it is with no attempts at fancyness.

    Thought police at Univ. Rochester
    Comments
    Permalink
    Posted by William A. Jacobson Friday, March 9, 2012 at 8:30am

    From University of Rochester (NY) Professor Stephen E. Landsburg, a blisteringly refreshing view of Sandra Fluke, Rush to Judgment (via Althouse h/t Instapundit):

    But while Ms. Fluke herself deserves the same basic respect we owe to any human being, her position — which is what’s at issue here — deserves none whatseover. It deserves only to be ridiculed, mocked and jeered. To treat it with respect would be a travesty. I expect there are respectable arguments for subsidizing contraception (though I am skeptical that there are arguments sufficiently respectable to win me over), but Ms. Fluke made no such argument. All she said, in effect, was that she and others want contraception and they don’t want to pay for it….

    But whether or not he chose the right word, what I just don’t get is why the pro-respect crowd is aiming all its fire at Rush. Which is more disrespectful — his harsh language or Sandra Fluke’s attempt to pick your pocket? That seems like a pretty clear call to me.

    Ooooohhhhh! Must be rebuked at the highest levels, via Althouse’s post:

    Joel Seligman, president of the University of Rochester, issuing a statement:

    I was deeply disappointed to read UR Professor Steve Landsburg’s recent blogs praising Rush Limbaugh for a “spot-on analogy” with respect to his offensive remarks about Georgetown student Sandra Fluke (although Landsburg parted company with Limbaugh for calling Fluke a “slut”). Landsburg went further. He stated that Ms. Fluke’s position deserved “only to be ridiculed, mocked and jeered.” He further stated that the right word for her position was “extortionist,” characterized those who disagreed with his view as “contraceptive sponges,” and added that there is nothing wrong with being paid for sex.

    Why did the President of the University feel the need to get involved? Is he the thought policeman?

  174. Re: VANITY4USA
    March 9th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Romney presidency – Frail? Weak?

    Does anyone who supports Hillary reallllly think she needs a frail and weak candidate as an opponent?

  175. gonxotx.

    thx for posting that R clip above…I think there are probably many more testimonials from everyday people to come that are being saved for the national election…R may be a “Ward Cleaver” type but he is not stupid…focused and forward…he will have to get thru the month of March with the South…but April should be much better…

    as you state above:

    Gonzotx says:

    Look America is 16 trillion dollars in debt and President Obama who didn’t cause this debt,is unwilling and unable to unite his own party let alone deal with the country’s trillion dollar deficits and debt

    I don’t know what Mitt Romney will do as president, What I know is he is a BI PARTISAN Problem solver erasing Massachusetts debt while working with a legislature that was 75% Democratic

    Obama’s budget in 2011 was rejected 97-0 by the Democratic controlled senate and his jobs bills and latest budget were rejected by the Democratic led Senate as well

    With all due respect Mr Obama does not seem to work well with EITHER party while the country suffers and he deals with a more important task

    His reelection

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

    those comments, in many ways, refect why R will be strong in the national election…people are sick of the posturing…we want results…R has a proven record of results…he can embody what O claimed he would be…to work with both sides of the aisle…he has done it…

    and R’s success is beyond just Gov of MA, he can exploit his success with the Olympics, Staples, etc…

    R won’t be a bomb thrower, he is not a bragger type…but what’s that expression…more with honey than vinegar…more with steady confidence than me, me, me, I, I,I

    He isn’t afraid to speak out and makes his points…he just does it in a calmer way…

  176. btw…(Mrs S you might want to scroll by)…regarding the visuals…

    has anyone noticed that R resembles a young Stuart Granger and also has the Ronald Reagan “look”?

  177. “Since some of the Romney proponents will not answer the simple question posited to them of should it be anyone other than Romney, will they be ABO tells me a lot.”
    ___________

    Of course- and the reason why Obama was elected. The Kool-Aid drinkers pulled the D Lever and voted for Obama. Their sensibilities would have been offended voting in protest for (gasp) an R.. the arguments were similarly nuanced as the current ones- personal preference over country-

    The distinct difference is.. this time we are literally in a fight for our lives… they still don’t and never will get it… pride or what have you… they can shove it where the sun don’t shine.

  178. The MSM attacks on Romney is that they fear him. I’m not saying Romney is the best candidate but he does have the financial resources to fight the Obama media complex. When Obama’s allies have to start attacking him now is because they know that Obama is is trouble. He could not hold on to his own Senate seat in Illinois. Obama is the candidate in trouble with a 45% approval rating and $4.50 to $5.00 coming this summer. Rassmussen has Obama at -16 today. This is about the same number he had in November 2010 & we know how the Democrats got clobbered in 2010 mid term election. The MSM is still in denial about that. It is truly amazing all the pro -Obama spin and voters are still leaving the Democratic party by the millions.

  179. Gingrich atop poll of Republican voters in Mississippi

    (CBS News) Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is leading Mitt Romney in the latest poll of likely Republican primary voters in Mississippi, where voters head to the polls Tuesday to choose the candidate they want to take on President Obama in November.

    Gingrich garnered 35 percent support in Mississippi, compared to Romney’s 31 percent in a poll released Friday by American Research Group, Inc. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum took 20 percent while Texas Rep. Ron Paul received just 7 percent.

    Gingrich, who won his home state of Georgia three days ago, has said Mississippi and Alabama are must wins for his campaign, which is behind front-runner Romney and Santorum.

    Santorum defeated Gingrich in Tennessee on Super Tuesday, which Gingrich had also hoped to win to jumpstart his candidacy which had not had a win since late January when he won the South Carolina primary.

    The Gingrich campaign said it was spending slightly more than $200,000 combined in Mississippi and Alabama on television ads to build support ahead of Tuesday’s contests.

    Among men, Gingrich has nearly double the support of either Romney or Santorum, according to the poll. Gingrich took 39 percent of men compared to 21 percent each for Santorum and Romney. Among women, Romney leads Gingrich 42 percent to 30 percent, followed by Santorum’s 19 percent and Paul’s 2 percent.

    Among those who identify with the conservative Tea Party wing of the party, Gingrich took 49 percent, more than twice Romney’s 24 percent support. Santorum took 17 percent of the tea partiers and Paul just 5 percent.

    The telephone poll of 600 likely Republican primary voters living in Mississippi was conducted March 7 through March 8 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4 percentage points.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57394419-503544/gingrich-atop-poll-of-republican-voters-in-mississippi/

  180. YAY! Greta- you pushed that filthy pig out the door and off your turf- Good Job, ma/lady! Enjoy the correspondents dinner!
    _______________

    Louis C.K. Pulls Out of Radio & Television Congressional Correspondence Dinner Speech

    The comedian and TV star was scheduled to headline the annual event; Fox News host Greta Van Sustren said she would refuse to attend if he hosted.

    Louis C.K. will not be speaking at the 68th annual Radio & Television Congressional Correspondents dinner, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
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    The standup comedian and creator/star of FX’s Louie had been announced as the headlining act for the journalists’ celebration back in January, but CNN’s Peter Hamby, who first tweeted the news, wrote that the star’s agent explained that “He just didn’t want to do it anymore.”

    Fox News host Greta Van Susteren wrote on her blog Thursday that she would refuse to attend if he hosted.

    C.K. is an Emmy winner for his work on The Chris Rock Show and earned four more nominations last year for his edgy FX series and his standup special

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/louis-ck-pulls-radio-television-298151

  181. The Vetting: Obama’s Supreme Court and Critical Race Theory

    Yesterday, Breitbart.com Editor-in-Chief Joel Pollak appeared on CNN to discuss the story of Derrick Bell and Barack Obama with host Soledad O’Brien. When Joel tried to explain the meaning of Derrick Bell’s Critical Race Theory (CRT), Soledad interjected that his entire description of was “a complete misreading.” (You can view the full exchange here.)

    Joel responded by challenging Soledad to explain, in her own words, what CRT was. There was a delay, and then she offered an answer which was remarkably similar to the first line of the Wikipedia entry for CRT.

    O’Brien said: “Critical race theory looks into the intersection of race and politics and the law.”

    Wikipedia reads: “Critical Race Theory (CRT) is an academic discipline focused upon the intersection of race, law and power.”

    Either anodyne description of CRT is about as helpful as describing the sinking of the Titanic as the intersection of a ship, the ocean, and an iceberg. It’s not that it’s false exactly, but it does leave out nearly all of the important detail.

    Fortunately, we have another description of Critical Race Theory from an unimpeachable source: Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan.

    In 1993, Kagan was asked to present a lecture on CRT. Her notes for that class, dated October 25, 1993, became part of the record during her confirmation hearings in 2010–but the Senate failed to press her on her support for a theory that, by her own admission, was race-obsessed and radical.

    Kagan’s lecture notes are instructive. After saying that CRT had expanded to the point of being somewhat nebulous, Kagan offered two descriptions. This first one was in summary form (page 153 of this pdf):

    Still some things can be said to define and describe the movement as a whole. Most generally, what critical race theorists ask about is how legal doctrine — legal doctrine of all sorts, ranging from constitutional law to labor law, from criminal procedure to civil procedure — reflects and perpetuates racial subordination in America. What most critical race theorists believe is that law, in a variety of ways, works to maintain the subordination of members of minority groups. And what most critical race theorists believe is that the achievement of racial justice in this country, if possible at all, will require not merely the more even-handed application of current laws — that will do less than nothing – but a root and branch transformation of the legal system.

    Kagan then offered four “features” that define work that falls under the rubric of CRT:

    Pervasiveness of racism: First, CRT takes as a given — as its first premise — that racism infects every aspect of American law and American life. That racism is deep and pervasive — some would go so far as to say inevitable and permanent.

    “Neutral” law as mechanism of racial subordination: Second, CRT attempts to show that the claims of the legal system to neutrality, to impartiality, and to objectivity are false claims. CRT attempts to show that the law — even when it seems neutral and even-handed — in fact works in the interest of dominant groups in American society and particularly in the interest of dominant racial groups. CRT attempts to show that the so-called “logic of the law,” that so-called “neutral principles” are a sort of cover for a deeply ingrained system of racial domination.

    Critical of civil rights strategies: Third, CRT generally is extremely critical of the activity — the strategy and even the goals — of the traditional civil rights movement. The thinking here is that the traditional civil rights movement believed that all that needed to be done was to make the laws neutral– to end legal segregation in the schools, for example — in order to achieve racial equality in America. But such reforms, critical race theorists say, were ineffectual, and necessarily so — because they ignored the way even neutral laws could effect racial subordination. In addition, it might be said that critical race theorists see the civil rights movement as too “reformist,” too “gradualist,” not sufficiently committed to the broad-scale social transformations necessary to achieve racial equality.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/03/08/Kagan%20Taught%20Critical%20Race%20Theory?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+BigGovernment+%28Big+Government%29

    Insistence on incorporation of minority perspectives and use of stories: Fourth, and relatedly, critical race theory insists that the law –legal doctrines of all sorts — be reformulated, fundamentally altered, to reflect and incorporate the perspectives and experiences of so-called “outsider groups,” who have known racism and racial subordination at first hand. Critical race theorists often write not in traditional, lawyerly terms, but with parables, and stories, and dialogues. The thinking is that these techniques can better demonstrate the actual experiences of members of minority group — experiences which should be accepted by and incorporated in the law. In addition, the decision to spurn traditional techniques of legal argument reflects the belief that these apparently neutral techniques are not neutral at all — that they have been the means of promoting not some objective system of truth and justice, but instead a system based on racial power.

    Finally, Kagan demonstrated that Derrick Bell is an “examplar” of critical race theory:

    Derrick Bell as examplar: Now Derrick Bell’s writing illustrates each of these four aspects of critical race theory. He believes that racism is a pervasive– and a permanent –aspect of American society. Read 1. He believes that the legal system is a means of promoting a system of racial subordination–even, or perhaps especially, when it makes claims to objectivity and neutrality. Read 2. He is deeply critical of the strategies and goals of the traditional civil rights movement–of which he used to be a part. And he insists that law must take into account the experiences of minorities, which he attempts to explicate through dialogues and stories.

    Incidentally, Kagan is not the only one of Obama’s Supreme Court appointees who is thought to have more than a passing familiarity with Critical Race Theory.

    The issue came up in legal circles during debate over the nomination of Justice Sonya Sotomayor, particularly with regard to her comments that a “wise Latina” might reach a “better conclusion” than a white male, and her ruling (later overruled) against white firefighters alleging discrimination in the Ricci case.

    Regardless, Critical Race Theory is emerging as an important theme among some of President Obama’s most important influences–and most important appointments.

  182. hmmm..we’ll see…

    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Prosecution-Obama-Romney-economy/2012/03/09/id/432000

    Romney Campaign Plans ‘Prosecution of Obama’ Over Economy
    Friday, 09 Mar 2012 11:01 AM

    By Greg McDonald

    He doesn’t have the Republican nomination wrapped up yet, but Mitt Romney’s campaign is already putting together its “Prosecution of Obama” project aimed at attacking the president’s handling of the economy.

    Quoting a Romney campaign associate, Washington Examiner columnist Paul Bedard wrote Thursday that the project would feature ads and speeches dealing with “how Barack Obama’s policies have hurt the middle class, given more and more people concerns about their jobs and prices, and put downward pressure on households.”

    The campaign insider told Bedard, “What Obama has done so far hasn’t worked and, when needed, he didn’t lead.”

    Romney campaign officials tell the Examiner they hope to launch the “Prosecution of Obama” project at the end of April, when they expect to have the nomination wrapped up. Ads will also feature Romney’s alternative storyline, which will focus on his business background and his plan to boost the economy and create new jobs.

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    I hope they make a strong effort to explain the truth about the unemployment number…also show how the numbers always seem to get “revised” a month or so later…and also do a breakdown of the jobs and what they actually pay that O is bragging about creating…because I willing to bet that most of them are around minimun wage or slightly above…and have been rigged in some other way…(like in the past with temp holiday hiring, mcdonalds expanded hiring, etc)

  183. I. Want. Iran. Destroyed. NOW. By. Israel.

    We’ll pick up the pieces later.

    I want an all-clear for Israel to take out those barbaric dooragged fothermuckers. All of them. And may the gods smile on us and make sure BO is there along with M. Bo kibbitzing with the Ayatollahs and his harem o virgins when the missiles hit.

    I want Iran wiped off the map. Now. Before it is too late.

  184. Way to go Greta!!!

    She always stands up for women on the left and the right, one of the very few women in the media and the law.

    My respect for Greta has been strong since the OJ trial, and she just earned another big, flashy GOLD star.

  185. Another WTF article on Drudge…what is it with these weirdo people and their freakin’ attachment to people’s hair????????

    Why did Bush go to war over there to ‘win their freedom’ when they are this barbaric?
    —–

    Iraqi teenagers stoned to death for “emo” haircuts

    At least 90 Iraqi teenagers with “emo” appearances have been stoned to death by religious extremists in Baghdad in the past month after an inflammatory interior ministry statement dubbed it “devil worshiping”, activists said.

    Iraq’s Moral Police released a chilling statement on the interior ministry’s website condemning the “emo phenomenon” among Iraqi youth, disturbingly declaring its intent to “eliminate” the trend.

    “The ‘Emo phenomenon’ or devil worshiping is being followed by the Moral Police who have the approval to eliminate [the phenomenon] as soon as possible since it’s detrimentally affecting the society and becoming a danger,” the statement read.

    “They wear strange, tight clothes that have pictures on them such as skulls and use stationary that are shaped as skulls. They also wear rings on their noses and tongues, and do other strange activities,” it continued.

    Religious extremists caught onto the interior ministry statement, and have been harassing and killing teenagers with “strange” or “emo” appearances.

    A group of armed men dressed in civilian clothing led dozens of teenagers to secluded areas a few days ago, stoned them to death, and then disposed their bodies in garbage dumpsters across the capital, according to activists.

    http://m.english.al-akhbar.com/content/iraqi-teenagers-stoned-death-emo-haircuts

  186. Romney: no son of the south

    [snip]The expectations for Mitt Romney in the Alabama and Mississippi primaries on March 13 aren’t very high. But that doesn’t mean the good people of the Deep South aren’t getting the full Romney treatment.

    Here’s what that looks like: a buttoned-down millionaire son of a Michigan governor talking about grits and stepping on bugs at campaign rallies. Really. [end snip]_____________________________________________

    Bless his heart, he did what someone told him to do, a strategist?, and tried to speak like us; ya’ll and all. You just can’t fake southern, and it looks so disingenuous when a politician like him tries. Why, he even recited some of the lyrics to the song Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier from when I was a kid.
    He should have been singing Yankee Doodle Dandy. That is what, in my gut, I do not like about him; he is fake. Now tries to fake it southern style. There is one thing about true southerners, they are not fake. They are Git-R-Done people. He is fake. He is plastic. He brought MA RomneyCare; he will not get ride of ObamaCare. According to a poster here from MA, he was not a great, or even good. governor. Southerners can spot fake a mile away; they are making fun of him; he is all hat and no cattle.

  187. I expect there are respectable arguments for subsidizing contraception (though I am skeptical that there are arguments sufficiently respectable to win me over), but Ms. Fluke made no such argument. All she said, in effect, was that she and others want contraception and they don’t want to pay for it….

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

    That’s a lie. She said that it should be included in the health insurance that she and other students at Georgetown DO pay for (and she did not say it should be included at current premiium cost). She also made an important point, that the same medication is used by many who do not need contraception but to control hormonal problems, and under they ‘no contraception’ rule they have trouble getting it.

  188. “Since some of the Romney proponents will not answer the simple question posited to them of should it be anyone other than Romney, will they be ABO tells me a lot.”

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    Well, one thing it shows is that Romney may get some votes that Gingrich and Santorum would not get.

  189. admin- please embed Utube-

    ShortTermer
    March 9th, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    Thank God for Greta.
    ________________

    Besides dismissing Lewis CK- Look at Bill Maher and the shepac effect.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=5ISKQD7ytSk

    shepac… love the name.

    h… //shepacsuperpac.uscontributions.com/hplb030912

    Shepac is taking on the loose lipped misogynists like Maher, the chubbed out version of Pee-Wee Herman and Obama, the smiling, closet smoking misogynist..

    Maher’s documentary was laughable. After interviewing Francis Collins, a Christian scientist who revolutionized the field of biochemistry and led the human genome project, Maher’s conclusion was that religion dumbs down the population. Look up Francis Collins, and then watch Maher’s documentary. Your jaw will drop.

  190. frankly to be on a Hillary site and be called a moron or whatever because you take a position not in support of NG is ridiculous…

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    LOL, yes!

  191. Trump on Greta ..did not, IMO, seem as confident that Obama can be beat if economy keeps improving.

  192. VANITY4USA
    March 9th, 2012 at 5:02 pm
    But best of all, Romney will be a weak President. He’ll be frail enough for Hillary to beat in 2016!”
    WTF So people want to wait til 2016 to get obama out? The damage will be done by than… wow #icant

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    Er, if Romney* gets in in 2012, that means Obama goes out in 2012.

    *or any Republican

  193. jbstones – I don’t know – they tell us about economic indicators, but people aren’t feeling it in their real lives. Gas is going up, jobs are still elusive, homes are still being foreclosed, grocery prices keep going up.

    So I’m not sure that the economic indicators they trot out (which can be manipulated) are going to be the guiding light for voters. I think it’s going to be how financially secure they feel. Another “are you better off than you were four years ago?” situation.

  194. Well, that didn’t work right lol I thought I blockquoted what YOU said, but your part didn’t even show up, and MINE ended up blockquoted!

  195. gateway has a post about Obama organizing a 3 day prayer vigil for his healthcare debut at the Supreme Court. Here is the comment I left there:

    AFP has for a month or more, been advertising a demonstration on March 27th. Buses scheduled to come from the states of MI, NY, NJ, PA, MD, etc. The effort is supported by various organizations including some tea parties.

    E Petition to be presented to Supreme Court and link to sign up for trip:
    http://americansforprosperity.org/handsoff/

    No doubt Christianity is being co-opted by POTUS to give the appearance of “holier than thou, tea partiers” [Vigil to be 3 day affair: 3/26 – 3/28.

  196. No doubt Christianity is being co-opted by POTUS to give the appearance of “holier than thou, tea partiers”

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    LOL! And that proves that Christianity has from the beginning 2,010 years ago been a plot by the Bots and Soros!

  197. No doubt Christianity is being co-opted by POTUS to give the appearance of “holier than thou, tea partiers”

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    LOL! And that proves that Christianity has from the beginning 2,010 years ago been a plot by the Bots and Soros!

  198. Gingrich disputes accuracy of latest jobless numbers

    GULFPORT, Miss. – Reacting to the latest jobs report, Newt Gingrich suggested Friday that the Labor Department fudged its calculation of February unemployment.

    “If we had the same level of participation in the labor force we had the day Obama was sworn in, it would be 10.8 percent,” Gingrich said, disputing the calculation released Friday that unemployment hovered at 8.3 percent for a second straight month.

    The candidate was basing his statement on analysis by James Pethokoukis of the conservative think tank American Enterprise Institute, who said that if the size of the labor force as a share of the total population was the same as it was when President Obama took office, then the unemployment number would be 10.8 percent.

    Gingrich slammed President Obama’s handling of the economy, saying “his achievement has not been creating jobs, his achievement has been driving people out of the workforce. That’s not progress, that’s going backwards and it makes him the best food stamp president in American history.”

    It was a particularly feisty speech for Gingrich, who showed up over an hour late for his appearance at Gulfport High School. He apologized to the audience of over 200 people for his tardiness, explaining he was late because he made an impromptu decision to record a video after learning there was a drilling rig along the way to Gulfport.

    The campaign video, described by Gingrich as part of his “Educate Barack Obama Tour,” shows Gingrich grandstanding in front of an oil rig with a message for the White House: “I just wanted to point out Mr. President that this is how they get natural gas. This is drilling. They don’t get natural gas from algae. They don’t get it from electric batteries, they get it by drilling.”

    “I want to invite the president to come down to Mississippi and maybe spend part of Monday with me and we can go to a couple of natural gas drilling rigs and he can see for himself, it actually works,” he told the Gulfport audience. “It’s actually worked historically. It’s actually working right this minute.”

    And while Gingrich may say that Mitt Romney likes to fire people, he indicated no hesitation in calling for a third member of President Obama’s cabinet to resign.

    “I have been told that the Secretary of Defense has suggested that international agreements override the Congress,” Gingrich said, drawing boos from the audience. “If he believes that, he should resign tonight!” The audience cheered.

    “Let me be clear, Leon Panetta needs to learn we do not have a United Nations secretary of defense, we have a United States secretary of defense,” he said. On the campaign trail, Gingrich has also called for the resignations for Energy Secretary Steven Chu and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar.

    Gingrich’s castigation of Panetta was based on remarks the defense secretary made before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday. Pushing back against fresh calls for the U.S. to act unilaterally in Syria, Panetta said the administration would “seek permission” from the United Nations to intervene.

    The remarks came after Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., criticized the White House for bypassing Congress when it decided to participate in the NATO coalition in Libya.

    “We spend our time worrying about the U.N., the Arab League, NATO and too little time, in my opinion, worrying about the elected representatives of the United States. As you go forward, will you consult with the United States Congress?” Sessions asked.

    Panetta replied, “You know, our goal would be to seek international permission. And we would come to the Congress and inform you and determine how best to approach this, whether or not we would want to get permission from the Congress.”

    Defense officials have reportedly said Panetta wasn’t ceding U.S. authority to an international governing organization but emphasizing the need for an international mandate.

    http://politics.blogs.foxnews.com/2012/03/09/gingrich-disputes-accuracy-latest-jobless-numbers

    ………….

    Yeah, right- Panetta ceding our sovereignty to the International Community? Get rid of these traitors-

  199. If Economy is Recovering, Why Are U.S. Cities Going Bankrupt?

    As pundits chatter about an economic recovery, 80 miles east of San Francisco you’ll find a city (pop. 292,000) facing bankruptcy:

    Stockton is on the verge of becoming the largest city in the United States to declare bankruptcy…

    Bloomberg reports (2/25) that it costs the city $175,000 just to get a consulting firm’s fiscal evaluation. Management Partners issued a report which said:

    …the city took on a large amount of debt in anticipation of ongoing growth that now exceeds the city’s ability to pay. Compensation packages exceeded sustainable levels and the city assumed a significant liability for improved retiree health coverage without sufficient recurring revenues to cover growing costs…

    Stockton also has one of the nation’s highest home foreclosure rates and has been called “Foreclosureville USA.”

    And Moody’s just downgraded Stockton’s rating to Ba2, which is two levels below investment grade.

    In the same Bloomberg article, the California State Treasurer said “The reputational stain can bleed onto other local issuers and the state, and that can hurt taxpayers in the bond market.”

    Yet in recent months investors have been enamored with municipal bonds. Our December Financial Forecast said:

    No matter how thick the storm clouds over state and city finances become, the belief in a bullet-proof municipal bond market just seems to grow. As the [chart below] shows, the ratio of AAA municipal bond yields to comparably-dated U.S. Treasury yields rose…in August.

    Other municipalities facing recent bankruptcy include:

    Jefferson County, Alabama (home of Birmingham)
    Central Falls, Rhode Island
    Boise County, Idaho

    Jefferson County, Alabama is the biggest U.S. municipality to face bankruptcy; Stockton is the biggest city.

    In fact, as of December there were eleven municipal bankruptcies in 2011. Many other cities face extreme financial woes.

    Economic recovery? (Is that a JOKE?)

    Look under the hood so you can see what kind of condition our economic engine is really in. Prepare for what’s ahead.

    http://www.marketoracle.co.uk/Article33533.html

  200. Wikipedia Editing War Erupts Over Obama’s Connection to Radical Derrick Bell

    n light of video surfacing this week showing President Barack Obama fully embracing radical Harvard Professor Derrick Bell, the man who said he lived to “harass white folks,” an editing war on the Derrick Bell Wikipedia page has erupted. It looks as though editors are arguing about whether or not to even mention Obama’s affiliation with Bell, despite evidence showing that the two were closely connected. It also looks like the page was set as “protected” at one point to avoid controversy. Notice the editing war started on the evening of March 7, just after the connect between Bell and Obama was made on Fox News’ Hannity and has continued since then.

    Some of the highlights from the screen shots below:

    Unprotected Derrick Bell: maybe I erred, maybe there really is trouble here. I’m not sure, but getting involved here is more hassle than it’s worth”

    “Academic contributions: no need for a lengthy quote from a harshly critical opinion piece”

    “Relationship to President Barack Obama: rm unsourced and false. the entire video has been on pbs.org for years.”

    “Relationship to President Barack Obama”

    “Removed dubious from Obama video reference. Nothing dubious about it”

    Screenshots @ link:

    http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2012/03/10/wikipedia_editing_war_erupts_over_obamas_connection_to_radical_derrick_bell

  201. In line with Mrs. Smith 9:12, this which is viewed locally as an incredible tragedy in the land where much about the Delaware and Hudson Company efforts were concentrated eg Gravity Railroad, Roebling-designed canal across the Delaware River, first locomotive in America:
    UNKNOWN FUTURE FOR HISTORIC HONESDALE TRAIN
    March 9, 2012
    A decrease in ridership could be the demise of a historic railroad in Honesdale.
    The Wayne County Chamber of Commerce announces that the 2012 Stourbridge Line Rail Excursions will be put on pause until more funding can be found. Over the past 32 years grants have helped keep the railroad operational but due to a drop in passenger and an increase in operational costs the train had to be parked. The train has brought over a half a million visitors to Honesdale and with its closure many local merchants question the future of their business.
    The chamber is looking at any and all solutions to the closures. Right now the train is looking at over $60,000 dollars in repairs and a number of updates to the tracks.
    http://www.brctv13.com/local_news.shtml

    When this story aired on tee vee there was also the mention of decreased money from gov’t sources. Don’t know if the omission in the text recap is accidental.

  202. Romney’s faith adds an extra obstacle in South
    Anti-Mormon views stronger in the region

    ……

    There are other strikes against Romney in the Deep South. He is a multimillionaire with strong Wall Street ties. He hails from Massachusetts, a liberal, Yankee state. His conservative credentials have gaps, given his change from supporting abortion rights to opposing them and his universal health care plan in Massachusetts.

    But his Mormon faith also exerts a drag on his candidacy in places like Mississippi and Alabama, which hold primary elections on Tuesday. Romney has done especially poorly in the 2012 primaries among religious conservatives, who dominate Republican primary elections in the South.

    http://bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2012/03/10/mormon-faith-exerts-drag-mitt-romney-candidacy-south-but-extent-bias-difficult-measure/ZKwMVzKw5iGmRHKZastLhK/story.html

  203. holdthemaccountable
    March 10th, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Exactly- the beauty that was America getting plowed under by priority restraints.

    The only solution is private fundraising from the one or two million locomotive and train enthusiasts.

  204. TOO-Funny! Short Termer, now you why Romney gives you the creeps. Good article-
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    Mitt Romney’s weirdness means he can’t connect with American voters

    (…)

    Romney delivers every emotion – anger, humour, sadness, elation – in the same giddy voice of a carpet salesman who’s only got ten seconds before you close the door in his face. On Friday, he swung down South and affected love for the region. He called himself an “unofficial Southerner” because he’s eaten grits and learned out to say “y’all.” Then there was a truly bizarre moment when, in the middle of admitting that he knows nothing about agriculture, he broke away mid-sentence to crush a bug beneath his foot. He said, “Oh look at that, look at that…

    It’s one of the great injustices of modern politics that Mitt Romney is considered peculiar but Rick Santorum isn’t. Santorum’s faith might be a little more orthodox than Romney’s, but it’s no less colourful. Rick rails against contraception and abortion in all cases, wants to “throw up” at the thought of separating church and state, and has warned America against the “attacks of Satan.” One of his staff even opined that we could never have a lady President because it is “God’s highest desire” for women to stay at home.

    Despite these flaws, Santorum still seems infinitely more normal than Mitt Romney. It all comes down to character. Love him or loathe him, Rick is a recognisable type. His big stature is redolent of the college football player, while his sweater vests invoke an Andy Williams Christmas special. The flashes of annoyance and anger throw it all together into a package we might label “Grumpy Dad Angry About The Stuff Young People Get Up To.”

    Familiarity is important in politics. It accords with the theory of Ethnosymbolism, which argues that nations express character through dress, language, cultural reference etc. The key to successful leadership, the Ethnosymbolists argue, is the ability of a politician to embody a nation’s self-image. Think Churchill’s bulldog face or Reagan’s cowboy swagger. Santorum’s grim religiosity is, likewise, identifiably American.

    Mitt Romney’s character is not. In fact, everything he does “throws” the American voter at a subconscious level. Everything seems over-thought yet poorly pitched, unlikely, disconcerting, and downright odd. He doesn’t connect.

    This isn’t about religion. On the contrary, Romney has handled the faith question well and only received sympathetic media coverage on that issue. No, it’s about him. The most potent example of his oddness is the strange tale of Romney’s dog, Seamus, who Mitt once drove to Canada strapped to the roof of his car. En route, poor Seamus lost control of his bowels and covered the car in effluence. Mitt pulled over into a gas station and blasted the mess off with a hose. The family continued their journey to Canada, where Seamus did the sensible thing and ran away on arrival.

    I’m not alone in being obsessed with this story. New York Times columnist Gail Collins admits to writing about it “10 million times.” It’s the image of a future President of the United States a) cajoling a large animal into getting into a box strapped to the roof of his car, b) the moment when someone first spots that Seamus is in trouble and c) Romney calmly hosing the diarrhea off the trunk of his car, perhaps whistling You’re the Best Around by Joe Esposito. Incidentally, a group called Dogs Against Romney drove to a protest in Colorado with a model of a pooch strapped to their vehicle and they were stopped by the police. The legality of Seamus’ terror drive is in doubt.

    The love of dogs is central to Western man’s self-image, so this represents a key example of Romney failing to tap into Ethnosymbolism. His efforts to do so invariably misfire. Take hunting. All Republican candidates have to hunt, whether they like it or not. The Rickster hunted pheasants in Iowa and boasted that he got “four clean kills.” But for Romney, it’s been difficult to sell himself as a Man of the Wild. When he was running in 2008 he told reporters that he had “been a hunter pretty much all of my life.” Turns out he had actually only been on a hunting trip twice, which led to a humiliating climb down. “I’m not a big-game hunter,” he admitted. “I’ve made that very clear. I’ve always been, if you will, a rodent and rabbit hunter. Small varmints.” To make light of the “varmint” story, Romney appeared at an event in Texas with a toy squirrel mounted on wood. The effect was macabre.

    (…)

    If Romney defies all sympathetic archetypes, he does conform to one paradox: politics often attracts people who shouldn’t be in politics. At the root of politics – a career based on gregariousness – ought to be empathy. Is it not the nature of democracy that we should elect people like us, people who can literally represent their constituents? But in Romney we have the geek who wanted to be class president, who fantasised about the day when people he otherwise didn’t quite get would get him. His rise this far is a remarkable tribute to his tenacity. Perhaps that’s what he should be running on: not charm but effort.

    http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/timstanley/100142831/why-is-mitt-romney-considered-weird-but-rick-santorum-isnt/

  205. Time for Americans to show their religious tolerance in electing a Mormon. After all they proved they were not racists despite all race baiting in the last election. I didn’t like it one bit when Rev. Graham said Romney was not Christian. Among all the candidates Romney is the only one who exhibits modest and restrained behavior when it comes to preaching morals (a man who seems to be in a happy monogamous marriage for decades who didn’t leave his MS and cancer stricken wife when she needed him) — of the other two, we have one who acts holier than thou and wants to turn back the clock on women (scary) and the other a serial adulterer (now has a wife who is is his daughter’s age but perhaps calibrated her appearance to look 10 years older to bridge the age gap). There are the choices, take your pick.

  206. Shadowfax
    “Yup, gotta protect those damn Muslims in NY, doesn’t matter that a pack of them boarded planes and killed 3k of our innocent citizens.”
    ====

    Hey, there you go mouthing the official version!

    A list of 19 muslim men, with photos, showed up magically on nationwide TV on Sept 13, 2001.

    However, 2 years later, it was shown that 7 of the 19 were alive and well, and that another of them had died a year before 911. Of those alive and well, they were all in good standing with the US govt and no charges were ever brought against them.

    Another thing: “Only” 1624 persons were actually identified among the dead. It is entirely possible that the remaining 1200 missing persons, presumed dead, were spirited away for a new life elsewhere while their families got insurance money plus $1 million apiece from the US taxpayer. This method of people going through a real “re-birth” to a new life was invented by the French Foreign Legion and has been used extensively by intelligence agencies and the military for a very long time. Two years after 911, 2000 security and other contractors mysteriously showed up in Iraq coming from nowhere. How many of them were survivors of 911?

  207. If past history is prologue, serial adulterers make the BEST presidents- i.e. Kennedy, Roosevelt, Clinton.. they must have a common thread.. Intelligent, Innovative, Compassionate, Governed the country for the Public good, Well loved by the people.. Seems to be the Hallmark for the best president compared to their curious rivals.

    Good point.

  208. …stopping in for a quickie to read comments before leaving town for the weekend…

    …just want to say that I am happy pm317 has returned to offer his/her voice and comments…

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

    it is time to start the push back and not just repeat the MSM talking points that are all over the place…to me, that is just being part of the problem, not the solution…

    Have a good weekend all…

  209. Romney’s latest Excuse Begs One Question:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_L5xXtGRs_c&feature=youtu.be

    Actually, Romney mirrors Obama’s political views and private life. Romney is ObamaII.

    Romney is running out of excuses as the layers of lies about his position on socialized medicine peel away like an onion. There’s not much -left- to cover up and his last attempt to differentiate from Obamacare begs One Question-

  210. Some people have a pretzel-shaped vision of reality. Here’s a weird thing from Huff & Puff:
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    Hillary in a Sweater Vest?

    To the casual observer no two politicians could be more different than Hillary Clinton and Rick Santorum — the career woman who calls herself a “government junkie” and the “true conservative” whose wife home-schools their seven children. But look a little closer, and you’ll find some surprising similarities.

    They’re the only two national politicians who actually criticize the fundamental American idea of “the pursuit of happiness.” Running for president in 2007, Clinton scoffed, “We can talk all we want about freedom and opportunity, about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, but what does all that mean to a mother or father who can’t take a sick child to the doctor?” Santorum denounces “this idea that people should be left alone, be able to do whatever they want to do,” and laments that “we have a whole culture that is focused on immediate gratification and the pursuit of happiness . . . and it is harming America.”

    Hillary wrote a book called It Takes a Village, Santorum wrote It Takes a Family. What they agree on is that individuals can’t manage their own lives, and that what “it” really takes is an expansive, nurturing government telling individuals what’s best for them. Clinton envisioned a federal government constantly advising, nagging, hectoring parents: “Videos with scenes of commonsense baby care — how to burp an infant, what to do when soap gets in his eyes, how to make a baby with an earache comfortable — could be running continuously in doctors’ offices, clinics, hospitals, motor vehicle offices, or any other place where people gather and have to wait,” she wrote. Santorum proposed such federal programs as national service, promotion of prison ministries, publicly financed trust funds for children, community-investment incentives, strengthened obscenity enforcement, covenant marriage, assorted tax breaks, and economic literacy programs in “every school in America.”

    Both oppose gay marriage. As first lady, Clinton supported the Defense of Marriage Act to override state marriage laws and refuse any federal recognition of same-sex marriages (though she has softened her position). Santorum has made opposition to gay marriage a signature issue. And he supports a constitutional amendment to overrule state marriage laws, which Clinton opposes.

    As senators, both tried to raise prices for American consumers by supporting protectionist legislation for industries in their states. Santorum had a better overall record on free trade, but he often supported direct subsidies, trade tariffs and import quotas for American steel companies.Clinton opposed many trade agreements as senator and presidential candidate, and in life-imitates-parody echo of the free-trade economist Frederic Bastiat, she even supported 100 percent tariffs to protect New York candle makers.

    Both think America would be a “cultural vacuum” in the absence of government arts funding. Bucking fellow conservatives in Congress, Santorum regularly supported full funding for the National Endowment for the Arts, saying in 1997, “The arts foster a strong sense of community and bring new ideas and cultures to many individuals and families all over the nation. Elimination of such programs would create a cultural vacuum that could not be easily filled.” A year earlier, Clinton said, “This is an ominous time for those of us who care for the arts in America.

    A misguided, misinformed effort to eliminate public support for the arts not only threatens irrevocable damage to our cultural institutions but also to our sense of ourselves and what we stand for as a people.” As I pointed out at the time, no one was proposing to “abandon” the arts. Some Republicans were proposing that of the $37 billion then spent on the arts in the United States (according to the American Arts Alliance), the $167 million that is coercively extracted from taxpayers should be eliminated.

    Who could view such a cut as “threatening irrevocable damage” or a “cultural vacuum”–except someone who looks at the bounty of civil society and sees a barren wasteland enlightened only by the activities of the federal government?

    Clinton and Santorum disagree on a great deal. But in their view of adult Americans as helpless without the all-embracing support of the federal government, their disdain for the founding idea of America, and their curious notion the most dynamic culture in the world would be a “vacuum” without modest taxpayer funding, they are siblings under the skin.

    David Boaz is executive vice president of the Cato Institute.

  211. So Romney just won North Marianas islands and collected another 9 delegates, thats 18 delegates he has collected today and 0 to everyone else.

    Romney won 87% of the caucus vote.

  212. Banks foreclosing on churches in record numbers | Reuters
    Reuters) – Banks are foreclosing on America’s churches in record numbers as lenders increasingly lose patience with religious facilities that have defaulted on their mortgages, according to new data.
    snip
    The church foreclosures have hit all denominations across America, black and white, but with small to medium size houses of worship the worst. Most of these institutions have ended up being purchased by other churches
    snip
    Churches are among the final institutions to get foreclosed upon because banks have not wanted to look like they are being heavy handed with the churches,” said Scott Rolfs, managing director of Religious and Education finance at the investment bank Ziegler.
    Church defaults differ from residential foreclosures. Most of the loans in question are not 30-year mortgages but rather commercial loans that typically mature after just five years when the full balance becomes due immediately. Its common practice for banks to refinance such loans when they come due. But banks have become increasingly reluctant to do that because of pressure from regulators to clean up their balance sheets, said Rolfs.”A lot of these loans were given when the properties were evaluated at a certain level in 2005 or 2006,” Rolfs said. “Banks have had to reappraise the value of these properties, whether it’s a church or a commercial office building. Values have gone down, so the loans cannot continue in the same form….”
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/09/us-usa-housing-churches-idUSBRE82803120120309

  213. If past history is prologue, serial adulterers make the BEST presidents- i.e. Kennedy, Roosevelt, Clinton.. they must have a common thread.. Intelligent, Innovative, Compassionate, Governed the country for the Public good, Well loved by the people.. Seems to be the Hallmark for the best president compared to their curious rivals.

    Good point.

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

    Yes. 😉 We should have cultivated Weiner.

    But I’m not sure what you mean by ‘serial’. Those men only did it once (or only got caught once). And they all continued to support their wives. For serial ‘marry then publicly dump them’ politicians like Guilliani and Gingrich, the common thread may be different.

  214. Is this a repeat? In any case I’ll quit looking for articles after this last one:

    Arizona sheriff finds Obama presidential qualifications forged – English pravda.ru
    snip On April 27, 2011, President Barack walked into the White House Press room with a Cheshire cat like grin and a “Long Form Birth Certificate” from the State of Hawaii in hand. From the podium in the press room, Mr. Obama said, “We’re not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers,”. Quite the barb from a man holding a forged document.
    That’s right, forged.
    The president himself created the scene; one filled laughter from an adoring press corp., a scene of unprecedented fanfare while holding a forged document which was later posted on the White House website. This was the news Sheriff Arpaio revealed on March 1, 2012 in Arizona.
    Arpaio asserts that his investigators discovered, during a 6 month long investigation which is ongoing, not only was the “Long Form” likely a digitally created forgery, but the presidents Selective Service Card (Draft Card), allegedly filed in 1980, was also a forgery. These documents are what Barack Hussein Obama relies upon to prove his constitutional eligibility to the office of President of the United States.
    Forged documents are being used to qualify a President of the United States for the office he holds. Or is usurped the more accurate term?
    The silence from the main stream media in the US is deafening. It almost seems as if the press is terrified to even think the question, let alone ask it: Is the President a criminal? The press in Arpaio’s audience were certainly asking him to state precisely that, yet nowhere has the question been asked of the White House by the press. Instead the American Press is aggressively protecting the presumed President of the United States, pushing the fraud upon both America and the world, supporting a man who may well have usurped the office. snip
    http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/07-03-2012/120708-arizona_sheriff_obama-0/

  215. I saw that “shock poll”headline on Drudge showing Romney ahead today. The Breitbart
    thing got little traction(O”Riley said something to that effect last niigata), but maybe
    subliminally people are beginning to put together the cumulative re his associiations.
    Romney needs to do this in the GE and pick apart the so called economic recovery.

  216. Gingrich grandstanding in front of an oil rig with a message for the White House: “I just wanted to point out Mr. President that this is how they get natural gas. This is drilling. They don’t get natural gas from algae. They don’t get it from electric batteries, they get it by drilling.”

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

    This is misleading. Natural gas is cleaner than oil in many ways. And if there’s a leak, it blows away with less damage than an oil spill in the ocean.

  217. Years ago when we lived in Holland we had a Toyota Corona that ran on natural gas. We toured all over Western Europe in it.

  218. “Gingrich grandstanding in front of an oil rig with a message for the White House:”

    This isn’t to defend Obama, but to question Gingrich’s credibility on this issue (or perhaps the credibility of the posted story).


    http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-01-29/obama-pushes-natural-gas-fracking-to-create-600-000-jobs.html
    Jan. 25 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama pushed drilling for gas in shale rock and support for cleaner energy sources to boost the economy in his final State of the Union address before facing U.S. voters in November.

    Hydraulic fracturing, the process of injecting water, sand and chemicals underground to free gas trapped in rock, could create more than 600,000 jobs by the end of the decade, Obama said [in January].

  219. Romney’s Failed U.S. Hostile Takeover

    (nice graph at link)

    The illusion that is Mitt Romney will keep trying to win a Presidential Nomination with lies and smears. The former is easily discredited, and the latter comes with horrific baggage. The result is that his negative ratings are going through the roof. He now sits on a close to 50% negative rating among voters, and its showing at the polls.

    The old adage, a win is a win, does not apply to Presidential Primaries. It is not enough to win the most votes in any one state. You need to win over 50% of the vote. This becomes an impossible task when your negative ratings are as high as Romneys.

    This strategy, of trashing your opponent, is classic corporate takeover stuff. Guys like Romney made their fortunes by driving down the value of a company before they acquired it. Destroying perceived value is how vulture capitalists made their fortunes. Romney micro-manages his own campaign, he can’t help himself. Since he can’t be trusted, he doesn’t trust anyone else.

    Businessmen traditionally make lousy presidents-

    Santorum and Gingrich will release their delegates to that “dark horse” candidate in the second or third round of delegate voting. Jeb Bush will end up with the Republican nomination.

    http://pauldrockton.com/Romney5.html

    Some Mormons would like to believe that this is an anti-Mormon bias. Modern day persecution. Yet, the polls don’t bear this out. When asked if they would vote for a Mormon, only 20% of registered Republicans say no. The number rises to 31% for Southern Evangelicals. (Source)

    In politics, a 31% disapproval rating is a gift from God. It means you can still take 69% of the vote. Remember, a dog with a note can grab 31% of the vote away from any politician. Romney lost 29% of the electorate in Taxachusettes, without facing any organized opposition in his adopted “home state”.

    Romney’s high disapproval ratings, and his inability to get more than 35% of the vote in states that don’t end in chusettes, or have a large Mormon population, cannot be blamed on anti-Mormonism.

    People just don’t like the guy. Former Ohio Senator, Mike DeWine explained it best. BTW, Dewine was a former Romney supporter that switched to Rick Santorum:

    “yeah. romney — it was 12-1. $12 million to about $1 million. my wife and i were home sunday afternoon for five hours, got off the campaign trail, we got five phone calls from romney . you cannot turn on a radio. you cannot turn on tv with more anti- santorum ads run by mitt romney . so, i think though the one thing it tells us… this is a fundamentally flawed candidate, romney.. cannot really appeal to the average voters and what he has done by winning time after time is taken all that money and leveled that gun directly at whoever is challenging him. and so i think, you know, he has got a real problem and he may win tonight, he may not whip tonight in ohio but either way , it is going to be close and i don’t think romney can look at this as a great victory tonight.” (Source)

    This strategy, of trashing your opponent, is classic corporate takeover stuff. Guys like Romney made their fortunes by driving down the value of a company before they acquired it. Destroying perceived value is how vulture capitalists made their fortunes. Romney micro-manages his own campaign, he can’t help himself. Since he can’t be trusted, he doesn’t trust anyone else.

    Businessmen traditionally make lousy presidents:

    “Probably the most successful president with real business experience (and success) was George H.W. Bush. Before going into politics he founded Zapata Petroleum, which ultimately became Pennzoil. Bush 41 ended up a one-term president unable to kick-start an economy in a recession and seemingly out of touch with the problems of the common man. Sound familiar?

    It gets worse from here. Jimmy Carter, another one-term president beset with economic woes, was a success in agribusiness (peanut farming) before getting into politics. He generally falls into the lower half of the historians’ rankings.” (Source)

  220. so why should we reelect the boob?

    Ask the Lousy. She says it is

    TO KNOW WHAT HE INTENDS TO DO.

    FLASH: When asked today about Obama’s intentions in a potential second term Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said,

    “We need to re-elect the President so the public can find out what he intends to do.”

    Asked to elaborate she added, ”It’s like the healthcare law, if we pass Obama for a second term we’ll find out what’s in him. Many people suspect deep inside he’s full of dangerous anti-Americanism or even extreme narcissism. But I have it on good authority that he’s chock full of delightful buttercrunch toffee. Now, if you’ll excuse me I’m scheduled to open the Fresno Food Stamp Carnival sponsored by Pizza Hut this afternoon. You should come by. As you know food stamps are good for the economy. Plus we’re giving away wings!”

    http://johnwsmart.wordpress.com/2012/03/09/pelosi-on-an-obama-second-term/#more-5939

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  221. This strategy, of trashing your opponent, is classic corporate takeover stuff. Guys like Romney made their fortunes by driving down the value of a company before they acquired it. Destroying perceived value is how vulture capitalists made their fortunes. Romney micro-manages his own campaign, he can’t help himself. Since he can’t be trusted, he doesn’t trust anyone else.

    Businessmen traditionally make lousy presidents:

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

    This article is emotionalistically trashing Romney on vague charges. As for business people, Palin built her business from nothing and was a good Governor — and many of us like Trump also.

  222. Re: from a post elsewhere this info would make a nice ad against The Won, is any of it untrue?

    America’s Most Biblically-Hostile U. S. President?

    I. Acts of hostility toward people of Biblical faith:

    1. 2008 – Obama speaks disrespectfully of Christians, saying they “cling to guns or religion” and have an “antipathy to people who aren’t like them.”

    2. February 2009 – Obama announces plans to revoke conscience protection for health workers who refuse to participate in medical activities that go against their beliefs, and fully implements the plan in February 2011.

    3. April 2009 – When speaking at Georgetown University, Obama orders that a monogram symbolizing Jesus’ name be covered when he is making his speech.

    4. 2009 – Obama declines to host services for the National Prayer Day (a day established by federal law) at the White House.

    5. April 2009 – In a deliberate act of disrespect, Obama nominated three pro-abortion ambassadors to the Vatican; of course, the pro-life Vatican rejected all three.

    6. October 19, 2010 – Obama begins deliberately omitting the phrase about “the Creator” when quoting the Declaration of Independence – an omission he has made on no less than seven occasions.

    7. November 2010 – Obama misquotes the National Motto, saying it is “E pluribus unum” rather than “In God We Trust” as established by federal law.

    8. January 2011 – After a federal law was passed to transfer a WWI Memorial in the Mojave Desert to private ownership, the U. S. Supreme Court ruled that the cross in the memorial could continue to stand, but the Obama administration refused to allow the land to be transferred as required by law, and refused to allow the cross to be re-erected as ordered by the Court.

    9. February 2011 – Although he filled posts in the State Department, for more than two years Obama did not fill the post of religious freedom ambassador, an official that works against religious persecution across the world; he filled it only after heavy pressure from the public and from Congress.

    10. April 2011 – For the first time in American history, Obama urges passage of a non-discrimination law that does not contain hiring protections for religious groups, forcing religious organizations to hire according to federal mandates without regard to the dictates of their own faith, thus eliminating conscience protection in hiring.

    11. August 2011 – The Obama administration releases its new health care rules that override religious conscience protections for medical workers in the areas of abortion and contraception.

    12. November 2011 – Obama opposes inclusion of President Franklin Roosevelt’s famous D-Day Prayer in the WWII Memorial.

    13. November 2011 – Unlike previous presidents, Obama studiously avoids any religious references in his Thanksgiving speech.

    14. December 2011 – The Obama administration denigrates other countries’ religious beliefs as an obstacle to radical homosexual rights.

    15. January 2012 – The Obama administration argues that the First Amendment provides no protection for churches and synagogues in hiring their pastors and rabbis.

    16. February 2012 – The Obama administration forgives student loans in exchange for public service, but announces it will no longer forgive student loans if the public service is related to religion. 16

    II. Acts of hostility from the Obama-led military toward people of Biblical faith:

    17. June 2011 – The Department of Veterans Affairs forbids references to God and Jesus during burial ceremonies at Houston National Cemetery. 17

    18. August 2011 – The Air Force stops teaching the Just War theory to officers in California because the course is taught by chaplains and is based on a philosophy introduced by St. Augustine in the third century AD – a theory long taught by civilized nations across the world (except America).

    19. September 2011 – Air Force Chief of Staff prohibits commanders from notifying airmen of programs and services available to them from chaplains.

    20. September 2011 – The Army issues guidelines for Walter Reed Medical Center stipulating that “No religious items (i.e. Bibles, reading materials and/or facts) are allowed to be given away or used during a visit.”

    21. November 2011 – The Air Force Academy rescinds support for Operation Christmas Child, a program to send holiday gifts to impoverished children across the world, because the program is run by a Christian charity.

    22. November 2011 – The Air Force Academy pays $80,000 to add a Stonehenge-like worship center for pagans, druids, witches and Wiccans.

    23. February 2012 – The U. S. Military Academy at West Point disinvites three star Army general and decorated war hero Lieutenant General William G. (“Jerry”) Boykin (retired) from speaking at an event because he is an outspoken Christian.

    24. February 2012 – The Air Force removes “God” from the patch of Rapid Capabilities Office (the word on the patch was in Latin: Dei).

    25. February 2012 – The Army orders Catholic chaplains not to read a letter to parishioners that their archbishop asked them to read. 25

    III. Acts of hostility toward Biblical values:

    26. January 2009 – Obama lifts restrictions on U.S. government funding for groups that provide abortion services or counseling abroad, forcing taxpayers to fund pro-abortion groups that either promote or perform abortions in other nations.

    27. January 2009 – President Obama’s nominee for deputy secretary of state asserts that American taxpayers are required to pay for abortions and that limits on abortion funding are unconstitutional.

    28. March 2009 – The Obama administration shut out pro-life groups from attending a White House-sponsored health care summit.

    29. March 2009 – Obama orders taxpayer funding of embryonic stem cell research. 29

    30. March 2009 – Obama gave $50 million for the UNFPA, the UN population agency that promotes abortion and works closely with Chinese population control officials who use forced abortions and involuntary sterilizations.

    32. May 2009 – The White House budget eliminates all funding for abstinence-only education and replaces it with “comprehensive” sexual education, repeatedly proven to increase teen pregnancies and abortions. 31 He continues the deletion in subsequent budgets.

    33. May 2009 – Obama officials assemble a terrorism dictionary calling pro-life advocates violent and charging that they use racism in their “criminal” activities.

    34. July 2009 – The Obama administration illegally extends federal benefits to same-sex partners of Foreign Service and Executive Branch employees, in direction violation of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

    35. September 16, 2009 – The Obama administration appoints as EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum, who asserts that society should “not tolerate” any “private beliefs,” including religious beliefs, if they may negatively affect homosexual “equality.”

    36. July 2010 – The Obama administration uses federal funds in violation of federal law to get Kenya to change its constitution to include abortion.

    37. August 2010 – The Obama administration Cuts funding for 176 abstinence education programs.

    38. September 2010 – The Obama administration tells researchers to ignore a judge’s decision striking down federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.

    39. February 2011 – Obama directs the Justice Department to stop defending the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

    40. March 2011 – The Obama administration refuses to investigate videos showing Planned Parenthood helping alleged sex traffickers get abortions for victimized underage girls.

    41. July 2011 – Obama allows homosexuals to serve openly in the military, reversing a policy originally instituted by George Washington in March 1778.

    42. September 2011 – The Pentagon directs that military chaplains may perform same-sex marriages at military facilities in violation of the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

    43. October 2011 – The Obama administration eliminates federal grants to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for their extensive programs that aid victims of human trafficking because the Catholic Church is anti-abortion.43

    IV. Acts of preferentialism for Islam:

    44. May 2009 – While Obama does not host any National Day of Prayer event at the White House, he does host White House Iftar dinners in honor of Ramadan.

    45. April 2010 – Christian leader Franklin Graham is disinvited from the Pentagon’s National Day of Prayer Event because of complaints from the Muslim community.

    46. April 2010 – The Obama administration requires rewriting of government documents and a change in administration vocabulary to remove terms that are deemed offensive to Muslims, including jihad, jihadists, terrorists, radical Islamic, etc.

    47. August 2010 – Obama speaks with great praise of Islam and condescendingly of Christianity.

    48. August 2010 – Obama went to great lengths to speak out on multiple occasions on behalf of building an Islamic mosque at Ground Zero, while at the same time he was silent about a Christian church being denied permission to rebuild at that location.

    49. 2010 – While every White House traditionally issues hundreds of official proclamations and statements on numerous occasions, this White House avoids traditional Biblical holidays and events but regularly recognizes major Muslim holidays, as evidenced by its 2010 statements on Ramadan, Eid-ul-Fitr, Hajj, and Eid-ul-Adha.

    50. October 2011 – Obama’s Muslim advisers block Middle Eastern Christians’ access to the White House.

    51. February 2012 – The Obama administration makes effulgent apologies for Korans being burned by the U. S. military, 51 but when Bibles were burned by the military, numerous reasons were offered why it was the right thing to do.

  223. Short Termer. I guess FoxNews did not consider any of the accomplishments of teh one since he hijacked the Oval Office.

    Fears Of Protracted GOP Primary Battle Echo Dems’ Concerns In 2008 Primary
    snip But what about the epic and expensive struggle between then-Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, four years ago? A review of the video and commentary from that period easily turns up much of the same kind of hand-wringing from professional analysts, who fretted that the “sharp attacks” and “bruising” nature of the Democratic dogfight were inflicting potentially mortal wounds on the party’s eventual nominee.
    “(People) were forecasting how badly the Democrats were being hurt in April and May (2008) by the primary fight between Obama and Clinton,” Karl Rove, the former Bush campaign architect and current Fox News contributor, said during an appearance on “The O’Reilly Factor” on Wednesday. “And obviously that didn’t turn out to be true.”
    That the Clinton-Obama contest at times grew nasty is undeniable. In Clinton’s rendering – if not in so many words – Obama was an empty suit who couldn’t be trusted. Likewise, in his portrait of her, she was a pawn of Beltway special interests whose views shifted with the winds.
    “If you’re going to talk,” Clinton scolded her opponent at a rally in Harrisburg, Pa., on March 11, 2008, “then you ought to mean what you say, so that people can count on it.”
    “That’s the difference between me and my Democratic opponent,” she had said earlier, on Feb. 14, in Warren, Ohio. “My opponent makes speeches; I offer solutions.”
    “In this campaign,” Obama shot back the next day, during an appearance in Milwaukee, Wis., “she has taken nearly double the amount from lobbyists than any Democrat or Republican running for president. That’s not being a part of the solutions business. That is being in the business-as-usual business.”
    And on March 21 in Salem, Ore.: “She doesn’t believe in transparency,” Obama said. “She doesn’t believe in, I think, bottom-up democracy.”
    Most famously – and repeatedly in early March of that year – Clinton said she and the GOP nominee, Sen. John McCain, offered a “lifetime of experience” on foreign policy issues, while Obama offered only “a speech he gave in 2002” opposing the Iraq war. That same month, Obama dismissed recent comments by his opponent as “ridiculous” and “wrong-headed.” And the two exchanged negative attack ads.
    Schoen told Fox News that such remarks show how tame the 2008 Democratic primary was when contrasted with the current Republican contest.
    snip
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/03/09/fears-protracted-gop-primary-battle-echoes-dems-concerns-in-2008-primary/

  224. Re: from a post elsewhere this info would make a nice ad against The Won, is any of it untrue?

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

    Is any of it true would be a better question. Most of these items sound very unlikely and/or distorted.

    2, 22, and 48 contain factual errors that could easily be debunked.

  225. Gingrich Gains 21 Points on Obama among Independents

    Three weeks ago, Rasmussen’s poll of likely voters showed Speaker Newt Gingrich trailing President Barack Obama by a whopping 27 percentage points (51 to 24 percent) among independent voters.

    Now, Rasmussen shows, Obama’s lead over Gingrich has shrunk to just 6 points (41 to 35 percent) among independents.

    Obama also leads Gingrich by 6 points (44 to 38 percent) among all likely voters.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/gingrich-gains-21-points-obama-among-independents_607854.html

  226. Have a good weekend S. I have been at work and will be going back shortly, as usual, you have a clear head. True that .

  227. I tried to post this earlier but I guess it was too long and had too many links in it. So here is the title with two teasers and me telling you it is a good read.

    …but it was former Speaker Newt Gingrich who single-handedly drove President Obama into panic mode…

    While the mainstream media stayed focused on the game of checkers between Mr. Romney and Mr. Santorum, Mr. Gingrich forced President Obama into an astonishing game of chess.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/mar/8/mitt-beat-rick-but-newt-beat-barack/

  228. WATCH THIS TO PUT A SMILE ON YOU FACE!

    Meryl Streep talks about Hillary in a way that she easily could be counted as one of us Hillary fans

    http://bit.ly/9tx4dq go to the images bellow and find A TRIBUTE BY MERYL STREEP and also watch Hillary speech and how Meryl and she embrace very warmly and Hillary can’t believe all Meryl said about her! it’s a treat for us!

  229. Betty:
    I liked this part very much: Mr. Romney deserves enormous credit for his success in the early primaries, but the undeniable fact remains that he has not demonstrated the ability to win a race without vastly outspending his opponents, often by 5-to-1 and even 12-to-1. He will not enjoy this luxury against the sitting president and the billion-dollar Obama machine. Veteran political writer John Fund says Republicans are “fooling themselves” if they ignore this sobering reality.

  230. Re: Mrs. Smith
    March 10th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Exactomundo!

    Re: holdthemaccountable
    March 10th, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    Wise of Fox to concentrate on what Hillary stood for as opposed to what The Won stood for, er, talked about….have you been witness to the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal- YETTTTT?

  231. Re: Mrs. Smith
    March 10th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Is this not proof postive that the TROLL is an ObaMAO supporter from WAAAAAAAAAYYYYY back? roflmbo

  232. jeswezey
    Shadowfax
    “Yup, gotta protect those damn Muslims in NY, doesn’t matter that a pack of them boarded planes and killed 3k of our innocent citizens.”
    ====

    Hey, there you go mouthing the official version!

    A list of 19 muslim men, with photos, showed up magically on nationwide TV on Sept 13, 2001.

    However, 2 years later, it was shown that 7 of the 19 were alive and well, and that another of them had died a year before 911. Of those alive and well, they were all in good standing with the US govt and no charges were ever brought against them.

    ——-
    Are you saying the Muslim men that drove the planes full of Americans into the twin towers were not connected to Bin Laden and terrorism?

  233. gotta protect those damn Muslims in NY, doesn’t matter that a pack of them boarded planes and killed 3k of our innocent citizens.”

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

    A pack of NY Muslims, huh.

  234. My fervent and heartfelt wish for you is that you end up as one of the many wives of one of these so called poor,misunderstood pack of Muslims.

    wishes do come true.

  235. A pack of NY Muslims, huh.

    ——-

    Don’t twist my words TDO.
    If you don’t follow, please just skip over my posts.

  236. Shadowfax said:
    “gotta protect those damn Muslims in NY, doesn’t matter that a pack of them boarded planes and killed 3k of our innocent citizens.”

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

    It is not just your words, it’s your meaning here that equates the current NY Muslims with the al Qaeda hijackers.

  237. http://nation.foxnews.com/bill-oreilly/ … ndra-fluke

    By Bill O’Reilly
    As we reported last night, “The Factor” believes that the Sandra Fluke contraception controversy was manufactured to divert attention away from the Obama administration’s disastrous decision to force Catholic non-profit organizations to provide insurance coverage for birth control and the morning after pill. That might very well be unconstitutional.

    Anyway, we’re having trouble tracking down just who is sending Sandra around to the media. It’s very strange. So far, the 30-year-old activist has appeared on eight national news programs where she was not challenged at all. Last week, we called Sandra on her cell phone and invited her on “The Factor.” She didn’t call back, very unusual. There was no other public contact for the woman, just her cell phone.

    A man named Mike has booked her on a few programs, but we can’t even get his last name. And Mike doesn’t provide call-back numbers to those with whom he speaks. So Mike, who are you? And why the subterfuge?

    Now, late today we found out that Ms. Fluke is now being repped by the progressive PR agency SKDKnickerbocker where Anita Dunn, the former Obama communications director is the managing editor… a-ha.

    So, this whole deal comes back to the White House, at least indirectly. So, let’s run down what we know. Sandra Fluke is a former head of the group “Georgetown University Law Students for Reproductive Justice.” On February 9th, a group called “The Feminist Majority Foundation” arranged for Sandra to appear at press conference criticizing the Catholic bishops for objecting to President Obama’s contraception mandate.

    After that, Congressman Elijah Cummings, the former Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, invited Sandra to testify in front of the House Oversight Committee. But she was turned down by the chair, Congressman Darrell Issa, because she had no expertise in the church/state subject matter.

    Nevertheless, Ms. Fluke went to the hearing and afterward complained to ABC News that she had been denied. A week later, Nancy Pelosi staged a mock hearing starring Sandra. After which Rush Limbaugh made derogatory comments elevating her to left-wing martyrdom.

    So it seems there is a powerful presence behind Sandra Fluke. And as the polls show the controversy has benefited the President of the United States, who is on the ropes with the church deal. This is all the more amazing because the controversy Sandra is embracing is completely bogus as I explained on “The View” today.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/wat … others-de/

    PICKET: Tactics used against Limbaugh and others described in Media Matters strategy docs

    ← return to Water Cooler

    By Kerry Picket

    March 8, 2012, 02:33AM

    The coordinated attacks to pressure advertisers (and now radio stations) to drop Rush Limbaugh is something everyone should be concerned about, as it is no coincidence that the Georgetown University Law Center student Sandra Fluke, the 30 year old woman at the center of the storm (background here),told viewers of ABC’s “The View” to go to the Media Matters website “for examples of commentators who attacked her.”

    How convenient. This is the same Media Matters that drew up a plan, known as Project 2012, a document that outlines the organization’s long term strategy to politically combat conservative messaging in the media. This is also the same Media Matters, whose president, David Brock, met with former White House Communications Director Anita Dunn on a regular basis. Finally, this is the same Sandra Fluke who received a sympathetic phone call from the White House after Mr. Limbaugh made critical but offensive remarks on the radio about Fluke.

    Although Limbaugh later apologized both on his website and on the air on Monday, saying that he sank to liberals’ level when he insulted Ms. Fluke, Fluke refused to accept the apology.

    Mr. Limbaugh said that he is not concerned about losing advertisers from his radio program, as there are other advertisers he had to turn away in the past.

    As I mentioned in my last post, the “Media Matters Project 2012” strategy is being followed precisely by liberals right now—and not just in the Limbaugh case, by the way.

    Here are some strategy excerpts from Media Matters Project 2012 to consider when the left attacks Limbaugh and how they attack others who do not relay their agenda to the masses.

    In the section MMFA titles “Creating a Culture of Corporate Accountability” the organization recognizes that while it has been aggressively attacking “the out-of-power right-wing noise machine,” it has also found that its “successful advertising targeted campaigns in 2009, proving that by highlighting the damage that certain media outlets and individuals do to political discourse and the opportunity for reasoned accurate, and informed debate, we can prevail on advertisers, the media, and the public to act in the public interest.”

    The section then goes on to describe examples of their advertiser targeted campaigns against former Fox News host Glenn Beck. Mr. Beck lost advertisers when a firestorm of complaints were sent to the companies who bought airtime on the Fox News Channel during his time slot.

    MMFA also cites their “Drop Dobbs” campaign against the former CNN anchor and now Fox Business host Lou Dobbs. MMFA discusses how they went after CNN’s advertisers during Dobb’s program time. Eventually, Dobbs was forced out after too many advertisers dropped from his show.

  238. Shadowfax: “Yup, gotta protect those damn Muslims in NY, doesn’t matter that a pack of them boarded planes and killed 3k of our innocent citizens.”

    Me: “… it was shown that 7 of the 19 were alive and well, and that another of them had died a year before 911. Of those alive and well, they were all in good standing with the US govt and no charges were ever brought against them.”

    Shadowfax: “Are you saying the Muslim men that drove the planes full of Americans into the twin towers were not connected to Bin Laden and terrorism?”
    ====

    I am saying that, yes; and no one has any credible evidence otherwise.

    Furthermore, I say that only one plane was flown into one tower (the second), and another plane was shot down (as eye witnessed testified) over Pennsylvania. Those were the only two airliners involved. There was no first plane, and the damage to the Pentagon was done by a missile, not an airliner.

    You say “… the Muslim men that drove the planes…” but there is no evidence either that the pilots or other hijackers were Muslim.

  239. To understand the 911 hoax, you have to follow the money: à qui profite le crime?

    Actually, the money path is pretty clear. A lot of people, beginning with the Port Authority who owned the buildings, wanted to get rid of them because they were a white elephant. It’s a long story, but I can tell it to you if you want.

  240. http://www.crimefilenews.com/2012/03/eyewitness-speaks-out-about-andrew.html

    Los Angeles, CA—It was just after midnight when Christopher Lasseter was walking his little dog in Brentwood. He watched a man he now knows to be Andrew Breitbart crossing Barrington from The Brentwood.

    Beritbart was walking without apparent distress in the direction of the Starbucks across the well-lit street. Once Breitbart stepped up on the curb, as Lasseter put it, “He fell hard like a sack of Potatoes.”

    A man unknown to Lasseter called 911. The 911 operator told them to begin chest compressions on Beritbart until the police and paramedics arrived.

    The very top photo shows where Breitbart died on his back with his head close to the lamp post on the left and his feet under the newspaper vending machine to the right.

    Lasseter described Breitbart’s skin color as bright red.

    I obtained the interview on video but it’s now property of TMZ.com so look for it over there. I will post a link here once it’s available.

    We will be waiting with bated breath for the Medical Examiner’s and the Toxicology Reports to know exactly what cut a young man’s life short.
    Posted by Crimefile at 3/02/2012 05:39:00 PM
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    Labels: Andrew Breitbart, Brentwood, death investigation, LAPD, murder, TMZ.com
    22 comments:

    Anonymous said…

    “Lasseter described Breitbart’s skin color as bright red.”

    Sounds like cyanide poisoning.

    •The skin of a cyanide-poisoned person can sometimes be unusually pink or cherry-red because oxygen will stay in the blood and not get into the cells. The person may also breathe very fast and have either a very fast or very slow heartbeat. Sometimes the person’s breath can smell like bitter almonds, though this can be difficult to detect.
    March 02, 2012 9:00 PM
    Anonymous said…

    That sounds exactly like cyanide or carbon monoxide poisoning. Except with CO poisoning, he’d have likely fallen unconscious and not been walking around. Good call.
    March 03, 2012 12:39 AM
    Anonymous said…

    Looks like ACORN pulled a Richard Leonard “The Iceman” Kuklinski.
    March 03, 2012 6:07 AM
    32.and.Stewart said…

    Great work Paul. Stay on them.
    March 03, 2012 2:18 PM
    Anonymous said…

    Careful Paul, don’t dig too deep!!! They’ll blame your untimely demise as “police officer with a substance abuse problem”……God Bless You!!!
    March 03, 2012 6:09 PM
    Terry Canaan said…

    Flushed skin can be a symptom of cocaine or other stimulant overdose. Rich Hollywood type — not much of a stretch. We’ll have to wait for toxicology on that one.

    In any case, if the witness turns out to be reliable, we know it’s not the widely speculated heart attack. In those cases, the victim turns pale, ashen, or even bluish.

  241. disastrous decision to force Catholic non-profit organizations to provide insurance coverage for birth control

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

    Which their organizations in more than 20 states have already been providing for years, by state law, without fuss. DINO woman-hater Obama has rolled back that mandate, making women’s health a negotiable item.

  242. ShortTermer
    March 10th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Re: Mrs. Smith
    March 10th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Is this not proof postive that the TROLL is an ObaMAO supporter from WAAAAAAAAAYYYYY back? roflmbo
    _______________

    You bet she is.. and she’s NOT even American. She uses Google for historical information regarding Bill and Hillary and anything related to US History. Turndown is NOTHING more than an Obama mole getting paid by the post. She infiltrated Pumapac using them as her vehicle for authenticity and they in turn, use her as their chief disruptor of this forum to advance their misplaced agenda.

    OWS is an example of their last failed agenda. Supporting the wrong causes for the right reasons it typical when they step out of their element of expertise… Research is not their strong suit!

  243. jeswezey
    March 11th, 2012 at 6:32 am
    ***********************

    The White coats are coming,step from the ledge.

  244. If people do not believe this is a real threat and Obama is paving the way for a dictatorship; they had better think again- ever wonder why Congress, to date, has failed to Impeach him for subversive activities?
    ___________________

    Bloodless Coup D’etat: Pentagon & Obama Declare Congress Ceremonial

    March 11, 2012

    Congressman Jones introduces bill (Bill H.R. 107.IH) that would subject Panetta & Obama to impeachment. Remembering when Germany allowed the dissolution of Parliament. Shades of Adolf Hitler.

    http://pumasunleashed.wordpress.com/2012/03/11/bloodless-coup-detat-pentagon-obama-declare-congress-ceremonial/

  245. gonzotx
    March 11th, 2012 at 8:04 am

    That’s so easy isn’t it?

    jeswezey
    March 11th, 2012 at 6:32 am

    I don’t know much about your position, or even if it is your position I guess, but there are some inconvenient truths that nag at me.

    Those buildings were filled with Asbestos and Haliburton was libel for the removal costs.

  246. Mrs. SMith 8:09 am I’ve read your post at the link. Chilling. Add this into the mix:

    Reid condemns shooting of Afghan civiliansBy Andrew Restuccia – 03/11/12 08:15 AM ET
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) condemned a U.S. soldier who reportedly killed 16 civilians in Afghanistan Sunday.“It was absolutely wrong,” Reid said during an interview on CNN’s State of the Union. snip
    http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/policy-and-strategy/215331-sen-reid-condemns-us-soldier-accused-in-deaths-of-afghan-civilians

  247. Last week, we called Sandra on her cell phone and invited her on “The Factor.” She didn’t call back, very unusual.

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

    That would be like Palin going on a show to be questioned about her water breaking and whether she was faking a pregnancy.

  248. Betty: I don’t know about asbestos, it may be an interesting point. There were other reasons that people wanted to get rid of those buildings, mainly that they were a bad investment and were losing a lot of money because they were less than half filled.

  249. A list of 19 muslim men, with photos, showed up magically on nationwide TV on Sept 13, 2001.

    However, 2 years later, it was shown that 7 of the 19 were alive and well, and that another of them had died a year before 911. Of those alive and well, they were all in good standing with the US govt and no charges were ever brought against them.

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

    So a wrong photo went out on TV. That doesn’t prove anything. TV gets things wrong.

  250. disastrous decision to force Catholic non-profit organizations to provide insurance coverage for birth control
    =====================
    Which their organizations in more than 20 states have already been providing for years, by state law, without fuss.
    DINO woman-hater Obama has rolled back that mandate, making women’s health a negotiable item.

    Exactly. Liberal women and young women (who don’t keep up with politics) are too stupid to notice or acknowledge this fact. GoP is all consumed in its embrace of religion and fear of sex that it won’t point this detail out. So who will educate the dumb women that Obama is as much a problem as the GoP on this?

  251. GoP should not have got into this contraception debate at all. Romney did not take the bait and his reaction to George S. was ‘are you kidding me talking about contraception of all the issues?’. Their approach should have been — ‘see, this is another problem with Obamacare and it will go away when we repeal it,’ instead of making it a church and state and religious freedom argument. Limbaugh put his fat foot in his mouth making it even worse. And of course we have the holier than thou Santorum fanning the flames and the (new found) warrior on religion Newt getting into it with the wrong approach despite all his intelligence. Republicans are dumb, and dumber for taking the bait. In the middle of all this, women are pawns in the political games that men on the left and right play.

  252. Vcal
    March 11th, 2012 at 9:29 am
    ——–

    Thanks for the link. Watched the Meryl Streep video last night from your previous comment/link. It is heartening to see that she gets the recognition she deserves. But at some level, some of these women should be ashamed that they didn’t make bigger noise in primary 2008 for her candidacy.

  253. As with any successful politician, luck is often evident in the Obama biography, and we are seeing it again this year. He began his presidency with so many seemingly intractable problems that the most trenchant assessment of his dilemma came from the satirical Onion headline “Black Man Given Nation’s Worst Job.” Yet now, how lucky for him that the Republican candidates maul one another in their frenzy to replace him. How fortuitous that they keep veering further right, giving the president the opportunity to seize the middle and possibly win back the persuadable voters who will decide this election.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-turning-point-in-barack-obamas-political-career/2012/03/08/gIQAv5W61R_story.html

    I just listened to a GOP guy from Alabama propping up Santorum {shiver}.

  254. “A list of 19 muslim men, with photos, … 7 of the 19 were alive and well, and that another of them had died a year before 911. Of those alive and well, they were all in good standing with the US govt and no charges were ever brought against them.”

    turndownobama: “So a wrong photo went out on TV. That doesn’t prove anything.”
    ====

    No, it doesn’t prove anything; but it does disprove something: namely that almost half the accused muslim hijackers were innocent while the American public still thinks, as shown by Shadowfax’ statement, that 911 was a plot hatched by OBL and executed by 19 muslims.

  255. holdthemaccountable
    March 11th, 2012 at 8:48 am

    Mrs. SMith 8:09 am I’ve read your post at the link. Chilling. Add this into the mix:
    __________________

    A chickenhawk like Reid who never served in the military, has no right to condemn a soldier under the stress of combat. If Reid had any backbone or integrity, he would demand immediate withdrawal from Afghanistan. Trying to convert a 12th century country to 21st century thinking is impossible. All we are doing is fueling the hatred of America by the Afghan people. That does NOT make us safer.

    Furthermore, facts are not known if those civilians were armed-

  256. Spaghetti and meat balls for dinner? How about a grilled hamburger on a bun?
    ____________

    ‘Pink Slime’ Beef Reportedly Fills Supermarket Shelves

    09 Mar 2012

    (NewsCore) – Hold onto your stomachs.

    The former director of food safety for Beef Products Inc., the South Dakota-based company that manufactures the now-infamous “pink slime,” told The Daily that there’s even more of the noxious concoction in supermarket meat than in the nation’s school lunches.

    While the US Department of Agriculture limits the amount of ammonia-treated meat byproducts in a serving of ground beef to 15 percent, ex-Beef Products Inc. director Kit Foshee said that big meat suppliers routinely add even greater portions of pink slime to store-bought hamburger.

    “Originally, there was no limit to the amount of this stuff you could mix in,” Foshee said. “And some of these companies are adding as much as 25 percent to their beef.”

    Foshee said he was fired by BPI after he refused to mislead the company’s customers about health benefits of adding its “lean finely textured beef,” or LFTB — trim that contains connective tissue and glands which is ground and treated with ammonia — into pure ground beef.

    Pink slime was thrust into the national spotlight following stories by The Daily and other news organizations which revealed that the substance is found in school lunches. With all the media attention, Foshee said he wanted people to know that the problem is much more extensive.

    Contacted for comment, BPI said it was unable to answer questions.

    Leading the industry pushback on the pink slime story, the American Meat Institute countered that ammonia-treated LFTB was “valuable, lean, nutritious, safe beef.”

    “The USDA, after consultation with the FDA, has determined that this use of ammonium hydroxide is safe and it has been in use for this purpose since 2001,” the AMI said in a prepared statement.

    http://www.myfoxny.com/dpps/health/pink-slime-beef-fills-supermarket-shelves-dpgonc-20120309-kh_18460330

  257. UGH!

    That is one of the many reasons I will not eat meat, fish or poultry.

    It is disgusting what is done to those poor animals.

  258. The video that B might have given his life for to release is no BIG deal, according to the Journalists.

    However, that photo of O, with that defiant chin in the air speaks volumes, and I guess they did not get a chance to photo shop that. He looks angry. However, the Journalists are too busy spinning the Economy as turning around (unemployment remained the same, but that number is not important unless it goes down, so the media ignores it).

    They are telling us that the price of homes in this part of the country is going to go down for the next 3 years. I guess, I don’t think the economy is going to turn around until the housing industry gets better all over the country.

  259. sirmrks posted
    March 11th, 2012 at 3:27 am

    http://nation.foxnews.com/bill-oreilly/ … ndra-fluke
    By Bill O’Reilly
    “So far, the 30-year-old activist has appeared on eight national news programs where she was not challenged at all.”

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

    Googling for [ “Sandra Fluke” ], on the first two screens today I saw only five stories that were either positive or neutral.

    Does Google give other people here a different result?

  260. This is one of the five stories Google found that were NOT strongly bashing Sandra. Even it begins negative, but then shows that Limbaugh etc were wrong on the facts.


    http://swampland.time.com/2012/03/08/sandra-fluke-on-her-role-in-the-contraception-controversy-i-would-do-this-again/
    Limbaugh’s central point — that taxpayers shouldn’t pay the tab if students choose to use birth control — is in fact predicated on a fallacy. [….] But Limbaugh has conflated the two concerns. Taxpayer dollars aren’t used for the contraception rule, which puts the burden on insurers.

    “Other than that it’s popular to say the taxpayers end up paying for this, I don’t see the argument,” says Timothy Jost, a law professor who studies healthcare at Washington and Lee University in Virginia. “There’s no direct subsidy there.” In fact, as Jost notes, “there’s good evidence that contraception in fact reduces abortion and sterilization and births, and that that saves money.” A recent study published by the Brookings Institution suggests that each dollar spent to reduce unplanned pregnancies could save between two and six dollars down the line. For both insurers and the government, pregnancies are more expensive than the pill.

  261. jeswezey
    March 11th, 2012 at 10:22 am
    **************888

    All it says is that it was a Nation in shock and trying to get answers fast. Yes. mistake were made, but your premise of an inside job is something so out there in conspiracy land it is hard to believe you are posting it.

    I suppose all those eye witness accounts of TWO planes hitting the Towers were on acid?

  262. True that pm317, no one should have taken the bait about the contraceptives. They just keep on letting the fraud run the narrative. Glad Romney saw that and minimized it.

  263. Clarification on Issa’s congressional hearing that did not allow women to testify for contraception.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/meet-sandra-fluke-the-woman-you-didnt-hear-at-congress-contraceptives-hearing/2012/02/16/gIQAJh57HR_blog.html
    “Namely, no one testified in favor of the contraceptives mandate. Moreover, no women participated in the first, three-hour panel (two women did testify against the provision [of contraceptives] in the second panel.)”

  264. ObaMAO is so Jimmy Carteresque…
    Jimmy Carter: “I Trust The Muslim Brotherhood And Think They’ll Keep Peace With Israel”
    savingtherepublic.com

    Jimmy Carter, the former really bad president, is the one who relied on his grandchildren or children pointing out to him who to vote for in 2008 as if he did not have the wisdom that should come with age or the unique experience of being a president himself. Evidently he realized he did not know what a GOOD president would look like since he was such a BAD one himeself. And it is my opinion that he has not learned a darn thing from an even worse president that himself who has become a totalitarian these last three plus years.

  265. Re: Mrs. Smith
    March 11th, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Where is she operating from? I really do have a problem with anyone outside of America instructing us on our own country; how can one know they have our best interest at heart or are just pawns for evil like the contratian fairy?

  266. #gonzotx
    March 11th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    True that pm317, no one should have taken the bait about the contraceptives. They just keep on letting the fraud run the narrative. Glad Romney saw that and minimized it.
    ————–

    Not only that, a frustrated Axelrod tried to draw him into the Limbaugh controversy by saying Romney did not denounce him strongly enough, knowing well that if Romney said anything strong about Limbaugh, he would risk alienating the conservatives. Romney was too smart to fall for that either.

  267. It’s wise not to follow a lemming off of a cliff with no more “evidence” than the lemming’s own petty, creative-story troublemaking.

  268. Those were the only two airliners involved. There was no first plane, and the damage to the Pentagon was done by a missile, not an airliner.
    *********************************************************

    Then what happened to the passengers who were on the plane that supposedly crashed into the Pentagon?

    Where is Barbara Olsen the writer and wife of Ted Olson? She was on that plane.

    Are you next going to tell me that all of the passengers were kidnapped and hidden somewhere?

  269. This is funny. On the one hand, many climate change deniers say that climate fluctuations have been happening for millenia, larger fluctuations than the global warming we’re worried about now. But here’s Inofe saying God would never allow any changes at all!

    (Hm. Maybe the fossils were a hoax too, by God!)

    http://thinkprogress.org/green/2012/03/09/441515/inhofe-god-says-global-warming-is-a-hoax/?mobile=nc
    Inhofe: God Says Global Warming Is A Hoax
    “Well actually the Genesis 8:22 that I use in there is that “as long as the earth remains there will be springtime and harvest, cold and heat, winter and summer, day and night.” My point is, God’s still up there. The arrogance of people to think that we, human beings, would be able to change what He is doing in the climate is to me outrageous.”
    Inhofe went on to attack evangelical leader Rich Cizik, the former Vice President of the National Association of Evangelicals, who has made the religious case for fighting climate change pollution. Inhofe said Cizik has been “exposed as a liberal” and that he is like idolatrous Romans described in the Bible as those who “give up the truth about God for a lie.”
    In the interview, Inhofe did not mention he has received $1,352,523 in campaign contributions from the oil and gas industry, including $90,950 from Koch Industries.

    Related Posts

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  270. Gingrich calls for Panetta resignation

    The Republican House and the rest of the so called presidential candidates hide under a rock!
    ___________________

    CNN ^ | 03.09.12

    Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich on Friday called on Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to resign, rebuking him for telling a congressional panel that the U.S. would “seek international permission” before intervening in the ongoing bloodshed in Syria.

    “I have been told that the secretary of defense has suggested that international agreements override the Congress,” Gingrich told supporters in Gulfport, Mississippi. “If he believes that, he should resign tonight.”

    Responding to a statement that the U.S. was placing military resolutions of the United Nations, NATO and the Arab League ahead of those made by Congress, Panetta told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday: “You know, our goal would be to seek international permission.

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/09/gingrich-calls-for-panetta-resignation/

  271. I found this entertaining little post this morning over on legal insurection:

    Mark Steyn views the Fluke fiasco from Down Under:

    The brave middle-aged schoolgirl had the courage to stand up in public and demand that someone else pay for her sex life….

    …. No taxation without rubberization, as the Minutemen said. The shot heard round the world, and all that….

    No, the most basic issue here is not religious morality, individual liberty, or fiscal responsibility. It’s that a society in which middle-aged children of privilege testify before the most powerful figures in the land to demand state-enforced funding for their sex lives at a time when their government owes more money than anyone has ever owed in the history of the planet is quite simply nuts.

    Nuts it is.

  272. Betty
    March 11th, 2012 at 10:49 pm
    “I found this entertaining little post this morning over on legal insurection:
    Mark Steyn views the Fluke fiasco from Down Under:
    The brave middle-aged schoolgirl”

    Entertained by lies?

    She is 30, and a third year law student.

    Suggest you read the summary of what Limbaugh and others have said about her at http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cts=1331525148955&ved=0CCcQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fen.wikipedia.org%2Fwiki%2FSandra_Fluke&ei=VHNdT77zHI7JiQKz2YmLCw&usg=AFQjCNFkPj2AWgI3b5kowAH3FpfQhbGf0A&sig2=Clb_7mSroemMu62YVx7kBg

    You might find that even more entertaining.

    PS. The website “Sandra Fluke” redirects to “Rush Limbaugh – Sandra Fluke”.

  273. Fox Poll Results asking which of the candidates has run more negative ads:

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    Mitt Romney 62.53% (5,980 votes)
    Newt Gingrich 17.16% (1,641 votes)
    Rick Santorum 15.17% (1,451 votes)
    Ron Paul 5.14% (492 votes)

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  274. Fox Poll Results asking which of the candidates has run more negative ads:

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    More total minutes, or more negativity?

  275. Shadowfax: “Sorry, i just don’t buy into your alternative story.”
    ====

    What alternative story are you talking about? You mean that none, repeat none, of the accused men were involved in the 911 hijackings?

    Security videos are taken while passengers go through a boarding gate. A security video was offered for just one of the accused men, Mohammed Atta, who was purportedly the ringleader. It was later found that the video was of Atta boarding a plan in Portland, Maine, thus not eitherof the planes that were hijacked.

    There were no security videos for any of the other men, and of course there was nothing about the 7 men who were found to be alive after 911 or the man who had died the year before.

    I am not telling an “alternative story” here, because I am not trying to tell you who actually boarded and hijacked the planes.

    All I am doing is debunking the official version, which you seem to have swallowed whole. If you want absolutely to believe what Dubya wanted you to believe, then please give some credible evidence that Dubya was right, because Dubya himself did not do so.

  276. Surprise! Another one of Obama, Turndown, supported green jobs sham goes belly-up.
    ___________________

    The Year Solar Goes Bankrupt

    Get ready for a new round of green bankruptcies, as Europe trims back subsidies for solar companies and taxpayers lose their appetite for subsidizing green power.

    “The mini-bubble resulting from the rush to cash in on solar subsidies in European and U.S. markets is ending, as feed-in tariffs drop in Europe while loan guarantee and tax credit programs tighten up in the U.S.,” says a new report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch according to CNBC.com.

    Germany is dialing back subsidies for solar this month by 29 percent with subsequent decreases each month, according to Bloomberg.com.

    Rasmussen has recently released a survey of voters that show a diminishing number of voters support subsidizing the production of the Chevy Volt.

    Only 29 percent of likely voters agree with Obama’s latest proposal to include a $10,000 subsidy in the federal budget to support the purchase of every electric vehicle.

    The survey found that 58 percent oppose the plan, while 13 percent remain undecided.

    And make no mistake, without subsidies solar, electric vehicles, wind power and other alternatives remain a chimera.

    “Steven Cortes, CNBC contributor and founder of Veracruz Research, also sees solar stocks declining further and wonders about the impact of the recent natural gas boom on the sector.

    “’As much as I love sun, I hate the solar space. This is not a real business, it’s a political construct,’” Cortes said on Fast Money Wednesday. “’And they can’t compete with natural gas at these levels.’”

    According to the Associated Press the U.S. now has 2.433 trillion cubic feet in storage.

    “That figure is 48.3 percent more than the five-year average, the Energy Department said,” reports the AP. “Natural gas fell 3 cents to finish at $2.27 per 1,000 cubic feet in New York. The price has fallen about 27 percent this year and is at the lowest level in a decade.”

    Last week Abound Solar announced it would lay off half its workforce despite receiving a $400 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy last year. The rating agency Fitch’s hit Abound over failures to meet stated goals, old technology, calling the company “highly speculative” according to ABCNews.

    Reports ABC:

    It remains way too early to determine whether Abound is poised to follow the trajectory of the best-known solar manufacturer to receive a sizeable government loan — Solyndra, the California firm that filed for bankruptcy in September after having burned through the bulk of its $535 million federal loan.

    Perhaps.

    However, there is an old saying in the market that the tape doesn’t lie.

    And the tape on solar companies is horrendous.

    In the second quarter of 2008 First Solar (Symbol: FSLR) briefly touched $300 per share. Today it trades at $27.49. That equals losses of about $24 billion in market capitalization in just four years.

    In April of last year Trina Solar LTD (Symbol: TSL) was trading just under $30 and is now trading at about $7.31. Earnings estimates have gone in the last few months from Trina losing about 17 cents per share for 2012 to losing about 63 cents per share.

    The Guggenheim Solar ETF (Symbol: TAN) has also moved down from around $300 per share in mid 2008, until it trades now at $27.02.

    And the fundamentals aren’t getting better for solar soon, because solar can’t compete with coal-fired or nuclear generated electric.

    “Fewer solar panels will be installed this year,” reports Bloomberg “as the first drop in more than a decade worsens a glut of the unsold devices that’s already slashed margins at the top five manufacturers, an analyst survey showed… Without government incentives, even record low prices for solar panels may not be cheap enough to encourage solar farm developers and homeowners to install them in the volumes needed to work through the glut, said Rozwadowski, the most pessimistic analyst in the survey. He expects installations to drop to 20.7 gigawatts.”

    It’s important to note that the poor performance of the solar industry came at a time when government financial support has been at an all-time high world-wide. It only goes to show that politics and public policy are poor substitutes for free market economics.

    Expect the solar industry to continue to crash and burn as government money continues to dry up along with public support.

    http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/johnransom/2012/03/12/the_year_solar_goes_bankrupt

  277. Obama’s approval rate plunges due to gas prices

    Monday, Mar 12, 2012

    WASHINGTON – US President Barack Obama’s job approval rating, weighed down by soaring gas prices, has plunged below 50 per cent, giving his political opponents what appears to be an opening in the November election, a new opinion poll showed.

    The survey by ABC News and The Washington Post indicated that only 46 per cent of Americans now approved of the way Obama is handling his job and 50 per cent disapproved.

    The situation was a reversal from early February when 50 per cent approved of the president’s performance and 46 per cent disapproved.

    According to the survey, the drop was attributed to soaring gas prices threatening to crimp America’s slow recovery from a recession.

    The American Automobile Association (AAA) predicts gasoline prices across the United States could average $4.25 (S$5.33) a gallon by May, up from over $3.60 (S$4.52) today.

    Between 1998 and 2004, prices ranged from $1 to $2.

    Prices vary wildly between regions, however, and last week, gasbuddy.com, a website that tracks prices in all 50 states, reported $5.09 a gallon at one Mobil and two Chevron stations in greater Los Angeles.

    Given that 76 per cent of Americans drive themselves to work, and a trip to the store can often mean a long drive to the mall, higher gas prices are a critical issue – especially in a presidential election year.

    The polls also found that 59 per cent of Americans had given Obama negative ratings on the economy, and 65 per cent disapproved of his handling of the gas price situation.

    The president’s sliding approval rating appeared to give new hope to Republican presidential contenders. The survey showed that if the election were held today Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney would beat Obama 49 per cent to 47 per cent.

    The president was barely ahead of former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, who is running second in the Republican pack – 49 per cent to 46 per cent.

    Previously, Obama held significant leads over both.

    http://news.asiaone.com/News/Latest%2BNews/World/Story/A1Story20120312-332953.html

  278. admin, if you can embed this video proof positive, Romney is NOT the man for the O/O-

    Romney has problems remembering which side of his mouth he’s speaking from- confused…then… he finds himself in trouble…
    _____________________

    Romney’s Blunt problem with the pro-life movement

    March 2, 2012 (LifeSiteNews.com) – I have received numerous e-mails over the last 36 hours asking if Mitt Romney really flip-flopped on his support of the Blunt Amendment, a motion to re-establish employers’ religious freedom over health insurance coverage. He did not, despite frantic coverage of his answer to a confusingly worded question from an Ohio reporter. But his reply signals that pro-lifers have a far deeper problem with the Republican presidential hopeful: he’s disengaged from our issues, dismissive of our concerns, and disinclined to give us the time of day.

    The Blunt amendment controversy can be attributed to another case of media malpractice. Ohio News Network (ONN) [1] reporter Jim Heath told Romney, “The issue of birth control, contraception, Blunt-Rubio, is being debated, I believe, later this week. It deals with banning, or allowing employers to ban, providing female contraception.” The question meandered a bit longer before Romney replied, “I’m not for the bill. But look, the idea of presidential candidates getting into questions about contraception within a relationship between a man and a women, a husband and a wife, I’m not going there.”

    The motion’s sponsor, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-MO, defended Romney, saying, “The question was about as confusing and disjointed as you could be.” There is no “Blunt-Rubio” bill – they are two entirely different measures, neither of which conforms to the dominant media template of “banning” female contraception, something no presidential candidate has suggested. Romney has publicly, admirably supported religious liberties on this issue.

    His problem is perhaps best conveyed by a headline in the hard-Left magazine Mother Jones: “Romney Didn’t Know What the Blunt Amendment Was.”

    “Democrats are accusing Romney of another characteristic flip-flop, but that’s not really what happened here,” wrote Adam Serwer. “Either this whole ‘war on religion’ rhetoric is entirely overblown, or Romney just doesn’t care enough to be minimally conscious of what’s happening on the front lines.”

    That is precisely the issue. For advocates of religious liberty, the First Amendment, and protecting the unborn, there has been no issue as pressing as overturning the HHS mandate. These two measures (the Blunt and Rubio amendments), the only pending legislative remedies, are known to virtually everyone in our movement. Dr. Richard Land, Dr. Albert Mohler, the USCCB, and legions of our readers in the United States are familiar with both pieces of legislation by name. Rick Santorum surely is, as well. Even if asked such a misleading question as Jim Heath’s, they would have understood what was being discussed.

    Mitt Romney did not. Had Heath butchered a question about the capital gains tax or R&D credits, Romney would have undoubtedly caught the drift of his inquiry. But when it came to the First Amendment’s protection of religion, he got lost and needlessly embarrassed himself.

    The fact that he was not conversant with these measures is symptomatic of his candidacy’s wide, broad, deep, and well-cultivated estrangement from the pro-life movement.

    In a nutshell, Romney campaigns as though we did not exist.

    Social issues rarely if ever pass his lips unbidden. He alone skipped pro-life debates hosted in Iowa, South Carolina, and Florida. In bypassing our events, he either takes our votes for granted or has written them off.

    If he feels he can win without the pro-life, pro-family movement, he will conclude that he can govern without the pro-life, pro-family movement.

    He has signaled his intention to do as much by refusing to sign the pro-life pledge, drawn up by the Susan B. Anthony List, “to select only pro-life appointees for relevant Cabinet and Executive Branch positions” and the federal bench. Do pro-lifers believe they will play as big a role in a Romney administration as they would in a Santorum, Gingrich, or Paul administration?

    In politics, personnel is policy. If pro-life conservatives are not present when major decisions are about to be made in a Romney administration, their concerns will be ignored.

    Romney’s record is not especially reassuring. He was not known for surrounding himself with pro-life advocates, nor appointing strict constructionist judges.

    (Click “like” if you want to end abortion! )

    Romney has said he believes Roe v. Wade was “improperly decided,” but the twists and u-turns in his circuitous route from pro-life to pro-choice to pro-life have sometimes been determined by poll results rather than personal conviction. He has been credibly accused of forcing Catholic hospitals to distribute the “Plan B” morning-after pill based on his private counsel’s advise, even when liberal officials disagreed with that conclusion.

    Pro-life leaders around the country maintain their concern at his diffidence. And every so often, one of Romney’s supporters jumps out of the woodwork to heighten their sense of unease.

    Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecil Richards said last year of Romney, “He used to come to Planned Parenthood events. He asked for our endorsement.”

    David Nierenberg, a national Romney 2012 finance chair and major fundraiser, describes himself as a “proper New York Jewish liberal Democrat” who supports Planned Parenthood. He gave $225,0000 to the Washington state Democratic Party to support pro-abortion Governor Christine Gregoire, who recently signed the same-sex “marriage” bill. Nirenberg told the media he backed Romney to save the nation from “a lot of angry people running for president this year,” who do not focus on “fundamentals” like creating a “muscular” foreign policy. (It would be difficult to conceive of a more activist foreign policy than that of Rick Santorum, who promised to launch “airstrikes” against Iran.)

    In 2003, Romney endorsed Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson. Anderson’s history as a former board member of the Planned Parenthood Association of Utah and former president of the state chapter of the ACLU did not stop Romney from calling him “a strong leader and a great man.”

    If Romney seeks to staunch doubts over his commitment to the right to life, he must ask for our support – and provide concrete reasons we should offer it.

    He could begin by appointing someone to keep him engaged on the issues most vital to us. He proved this week he is incapable of doing so on his own.

    http://www.lifesite.net/news/romneys-blunt-problem-with-the-pro-life-movement

  279. Mitt Romney, the weakest GOP front runner for the Republican nomination in 92 years:

    OBAMA vs ROMNEY 1st Debate campaign ad:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y81_mlzz5so&list=UUSC8zMXYIAordIvPT-8BMTQ&index=1&feature=plcp
    ___________________

    Text:

    Obama to Romney in their first nationally televised debate: “But Mitt, how can you say that you will rescind ObamaCare as president? Your own consultants helped us craft ObamaCare. It was mostly based on your RomneyCare plan which you claimed was your crowning achievement as governor that was endorsed by Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, and Planned Parenthood.

    We don’t have the free abortion coverage yet like RomneyCare has. But that’s our goal. Perhaps you can help us craft the legislation in my second term to help us get there. You know…show us how you did it up there in Massachusetts.

    And hopefully you can help us “legalize” same-sex “marriage” as you were able to do in Massachusetts (even though the court never ordered you to as you have claimed).”

    Game, set, match for Obama…

  280. PRAVDA- no less!
    _____________

    Pravda asks: What happened to American media?
    Accuses U.S. press of ‘deliberately hiding evidence’ of Obama’s ‘fraud’

    It’s a twist of irony: The Russian news website Pravda has published an accusation that the American media is “tame,” afraid to publish news and is “deliberately hiding the evidence published on the internet about [President Obama’s] defrauding of the American public and the deliberate evisceration of the Constitution of the United States.”

    In a March 7 Pravda column, “Arizona sheriff finds Obama presidential qualifications forged,” Dianna Cotter, a senior at American Military University, blasts America’s mainstream media for their virtual silence about Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s six-month investigation into the controversy surrounding Obama’s birth certificate and his constitutional eligibility for office.

    “A singularly remarkable event has taken place in the United States of America,” Cotter wrote. “This event occurred in Arizona on March 1st and was an earth shattering revelation. … Yet, in the five days since [Arpaio’s] revelations there has been little in the way of serious reporting on the findings he presented in his presser. With 6 short videos, the Sheriff and his team presented a devastating case, one the tame US press is apparently unable to report.”

    Cotter recalls Obama April 27, 2011, press conference in which he [Obama] “walked into the White House Press room with a Cheshire cat like grin and a ‘Long Form Birth Certificate’ from the State of Hawaii in hand.”

    Speaking from the podium, Obama declared, “We’re not going to be able to solve our problems if we get distracted by sideshows and carnival barkers.”

    “Quite the barb from a man holding a forged document,” Cotter wrote. “That’s right, forged.

    She notes that the investigation also uncovered an allegedly forged Selective Service Card for Obama.

    “Forged documents are being used to qualify a President of the United States for the office he holds,” she contends. “Or is usurped the more accurate term?

    “The silence from the main stream media in the US is deafening. It almost seems as if the press is terrified to even think the question, let alone ask it: Is the President a criminal? The press in Arpaio’s audience were certainly asking him to state precisely that, yet nowhere has the question been asked of the White House by the press. Instead the American Press is aggressively protecting the presumed President of the United States, pushing the fraud upon both America and the world, supporting a man who may well have usurped the office.”

    She asks, “What has been the response from the Obama era press?

    “Silence.

    “Silence so loud it can be felt.”

    Cotter lays out detailed evidence of a widespread cover-up and concludes:

    The American Press is deliberately hiding the evidence published on the internet about this defrauding of the American public and the deliberate evisceration of the Constitution of the United States. It is hiding Barack Obama’s Fraud as it has been revealed by a Sheriff in Arizona. The silence of the American press would be unbelievable if it weren’t so blatantly obvious.

    It is nearly as egregious as the audacity of Obama’s fraud itself.

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/03/pravda-asks-what-happened-to-american-media/

  281. Romney claims he will repeal ObamaCare- but will he flip flop once again?
    ________________

    ObamaCare Subjects Nearly Every Phone and Computer to Government Control

    As we have been again reminded by the Barack Obama Administration’s fraudulent Sandra Fluke, abortion-pill-and-birth-control assault on the First Amendment, we are staring down the barrel of the ObamaCare gun.

    Its 2014 full-on implementation will lead inexorably to more and more rescissions of our Constitutional rights, a downward spiral of poorer, slower medical attention, rationing thereof – and ultimately all of us herded into the government-only Communal Care Pit.

    This is not just another assault on individual health care. It is yet another attack on the entire Internet and technology free market Xanadu that exists – and has only just begun to develop.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/03/12/obamacare-subjects-nearly-every-phone-and-computer-to-government-control

  282. The collapse of American democracy

    12 March 2012

    One week ago, US Attorney General Eric Holder delivered a speech asserting the right of the president to secretly order the assassination of American citizens. Citing the so-called “war on terror,” he claimed that this never-before-asserted authority was lawful under the president’s war-making powers and was not subject to judicial review.

    Holder stressed that the president’s power to order extra-judicial killings was part of a range of powers including the abduction of suspected terrorists and their indefinite internment, without trial, either in civilian or military prisons. Having noted that terrorists “reside within our own borders,” he insisted that the government’s authority to use lethal force was “not limited to the battlefields of Afghanistan.”

    In an attempt to give a constitutional gloss to this assertion of police-state powers, Holder made the astonishing assertion that “due process and judicial process are not one and the same… The Constitution guarantees due process, not judicial process.”

    The speech was in response to pressure on the administration to provide a legal rationale for the targeted killing of three US citizens in Yemen last fall. Anwar al-Alawki, an alleged Al Qaeda leader, was killed in a drone attack along with another US citizen, Samir Khan. Two weeks later, Awlaki’s 16-year-old son, Abdulrahman Alawki, was killed in a separate drone attack.

    One would think that such a sweeping and extraordinary speech, asserting the right of the US government to summarily kill its own citizens, would become the focus of political discussion and the topic of heated debate. In fact, the media and the political establishment virtually ignored it. None of the three network news programs mentioned it. Articles in the major newspapers reporting the speech were relegated to the inside pages.

    Last Tuesday, the day after Holder’s speech, Obama held his first White House news conference of the year. Not a single reporter asked Obama about the speech or raised the issue of presidential assassinations.

    It is a measure of how far the decay of American democracy has progressed that some four decades ago the House Judiciary Committee voted to impeach Richard Nixon for “abuse of power” and “violating the constitutional rights of citizens” by ordering punitive tax audits and illegal wiretaps. Today, when the arrogation of dictatorial powers has reached the point of ordering the extra-judicial murder of citizens, there are not only no calls for impeachment, the issue is not even the subject of debate.

    It took the New York Times six days to comment on the attorney general’s speech. What it produced in an editorial published Sunday is a statement raising objections of a minor and procedural character while endorsing Holder’s basic argument and evading any consideration of its immense and ominous constitutional implications.

    “A president has a right to order lethal force against conventional enemies during conventional war,” the Times declares, “or against unconventional enemies in unconventional wars.” [Emphasis added]. This is a blanket endorsement of the “war on terror” and the US government’s proclaimed right under that pretext to murder those who run afoul of American imperialist interests.

    The newspaper acknowledges that President Obama “has become the first president to claim the legal authority to order an American citizen killed without judicial involvement, real oversight or public accountability.” It takes issue with Holder’s distinction between due process and judicial process, writing, “The executive acting in secret as the police, prosecutor, jury, judge and executioner is the antithesis of due process.”

    But, according to the Times, this problem can be overcome and due process restored simply by setting up a new secret court along the lines of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA), which routinely sanctions the unconstitutional surveillance of US citizens, to provide a judicial fig leaf for state murder. The Times’s cynicism and contempt for constitutional rights are on full display when it cites the fact that “the FISA court works with great speed and rarely rejects a warrant request” to argue that a new star chamber would not “slow a strike on a terrorist.”

    Nowhere does the Times make a clear statement that Obama’s policies are unconstitutional and a violation of his oath of office, which commits the president to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. The Fifth Amendment is unequivocal in outlawing such things as detention without trial, torture and extra-judicial killings. Its injunction that “No person shall be… deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law” is perfectly clear.

    The editorial concludes by urging the administration to publish the Justice Department memo that set forth the supposed legal basis for assassinating the three US citizens in Yemen. “We cannot imagine why Mr. Obama would want to follow the horrible example set by Mr. Bush in withholding such vital information from the public,” the newspaper writes disingenuously.

    This is an approach that treats such momentous questions as the shredding of the Constitution on the superficial level of personalities. In reality, such developments can only be the outcome of deep-going historical and social processes. The astonishing rapidity with which the entire edifice of constitutional checks and balances and democratic rights has collapsed over the past decade shows that this process is rooted in the underlying contradictions of American society.

    The United States is run by a plutocracy whose existence stands in violent conflict with the most basic needs of the people. Along with the social counterrevolution being carried out in its interests is a legal counterrevolution.

    The adage of Lenin that imperialism is “reaction all down the line” is being confirmed every day by the spread of militarism and war, the assault on jobs and living standards, and the turn to state repression and dictatorial forms of rule. Democratic rights can be defended today only through the mass mobilization of the working class in the fight for socialism.

    Barry Grey

  283. Just a quick comparison of points from several articles (totalling 3,958 words) which Mrs. Smith posted between March 12th, 2012 at 7:04 am and March 12th, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Mrs. Smith
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:04 am

    “green jobs sham goes belly-up.”

    Natural gas fell 3 cents to finish at $2.27 per 1,000 cubic feet in New York. The price has fallen about 27 percent this year and is at the lowest level in a decade.

    Last week Abound Solar announced it would lay off half its workforce despite receiving a $400 million loan guarantee from the Department of Energy last year. The rating agency Fitch’s hit Abound over failures to meet stated goals, old technology, calling the company “highly speculative” according to ABCNews.”

    [[ Note old technology means that Abound Solar (like Soylandra) could not compete with the new solar technology just developed in China. IE, some US companies are going brokeBECAUSE solar technology worldwide is improving and becoming cheaper. ]]

    Source: townhall . com
    [ Btw note Rightwing emotionalistic rhetoric throughout]

    ……………………..

    Mrs. Smith
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Obama’s approval rate plunges due to gas prices [….]

    The American Automobile Association (AAA) predicts gasoline prices across the United States could average $4.25 (S$5.33) a gallon by May, up from over $3.60 (S$4.52) today.

    Source: asiaone . com

    [[ So natural gas is becoming cheaper and gasoline is getting more expensive. Maybe the gasoline industry will go belly-up. ]]

    ……………………

    Mrs. Smith
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:15 am

    Romney’s Blunt problem with the pro-life movement

    March 2, 2012 (LifeSiteNews com) –[….]

    “Either this whole ‘war on religion’ rhetoric is entirely overblown, or Romney just doesn’t care enough to be minimally conscious of what’s happening on the front lines.”

    [[ Okay, the front lines of an overblown metaphor. ]]

    [….] If he feels he can win without the pro-life, pro-family movement, he will conclude that he can govern without the pro-life, pro-family movement.

    He has signaled his intention to do as much by refusing to sign the pro-life pledge, drawn up by the Susan B. Anthony List, “to select only pro-life appointees for relevant Cabinet and Executive Branch positions” and the federal bench. Do pro-lifers believe they will play as big a role in a Romney administration as they would in a Santorum, Gingrich, or Paul administration?

    [[ Well, that deserves a few votes from Hillary supporters. ]]

    Source: lifestyle . net

    ………………….

    Mrs. Smith
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:23 am

    Text:
    [….] We don’t have the free abortion coverage yet like RomneyCare has. [….] show us how you did it up there in Massachusetts.

    And hopefully you can help us “legalize” same-sex “marriage” as you were able to do in Massachusetts (even though the court never ordered you to as you have claimed).”

    [[ And a few more votes from Hillary supporters, if this were true. ]]

    ………………….

    Mrs. Smith
    March 12th, 2012 at 10:05 am

    The United States is run by a plutocracy [[ the 1% ! ]] whose existence stands in violent conflict with the most basic needs of the people. Along with the social counterrevolution being carried out in its interests is a legal counterrevolution.

    The adage of Lenin that imperialism is “reaction all down the line” is being confirmed every day by the spread of militarism and war, the assault on jobs and living standards, and the turn to state repression and dictatorial forms of rule. Democratic rights can be defended today only through the mass mobilization of the working class in the fight for socialism.

    Barry Grey

    [[ Speaking of socialist workers, the ‘Recall Walker’ movement in Wisconsin is progressing along.
    google.com/search?rlz=1C1CHMC_enUS396US397&aq=f&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=wisconsin+walker+recall
    ]]

  284. Not much news out there today….

    This is a snip from the Washington Insider:

    …UM: And the union angle – it was pushed in the Task Group 120 report. I saw that. What I don’t quite get – what I didn’t see clearly connected was the push to unionize the American military from that report. It hinted at it – but it wasn’t right out in front. At least not to me.

    WSI: That’s how these things are done. Slowly. Slowly. Then it simply becomes part of the discussion and before you know it – that discussion has turned into the reality. Task Group 120 is very much part of that process. Note how much time is devoted to – I believe the actual term within that report was “disparity in salary and benefits” between various NATO forces. Make no mistake here – Barack Obama is absolutely devoted to the idea of unionizing the American military. And not just that – but having it join with an international union no less. That is among the primary factores being laid out within that Task Group 120 study. And the evidence of that is happening right in front of you – and it seems once again you are missing it.

    UM: What?

    WSI: Afghanistan. The Koran controversy. It has been manipulated from the outset.

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/03/12/wall-street-insider-task-group-120/

  285. Will the Golden State matter to Republicans after all? After Rick Santorum’s strong Super Tuesday showing, and Newt Gingrich’s win in Georgia and his vow to press on through the Texas primary in May and the California vote on June 5, it’s possible that this state may finally enjoy the clout it deserves.

    But don’t hold your breath. Mitt Romney may not have sealed the deal, but he is inching closer. By the time it’s our turn to vote three months from now, chances are we’ll just be going through the motions. The candidates love us for our money, but they spend it in states with earlier primaries. June may be just too late.

    It wasn’t like that four years ago. That’s because in 2008 California moved its traditional June primary to February, which the parties decided would be a new, early Super Tuesday. Voters here mattered. Democrats went for Hillary Rodham Clinton; Republicans picked John McCain. Clinton didn’t end up with the nomination, but California voters had a voice.

    LA Times

  286. Boo fucking hoo, what an idiot…..you knew the guy did this to everyone, what did you expect you unprincipled moron.

    Specter says Obama ditched him after he voted to pass health law

    http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/215379-specter-says-obama-ditched-him-after-he-provided-60th-vote-to-pass-health-law

    Former Sen. Arlen Specter (Pa.) writes in a new book that President Obama ditched him in the 2010 election after he helped Obama win the biggest legislative victory of his term by passing healthcare reform.

    Specter also claims that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) did not uphold his promise to grant him seniority accrued over 28 years of service in the Senate as a Republican.

    Specter, who rocked Washington’s political establishment and made headlines around the country when he left the Republican Party to join Democrats in April of 2009, has kept quiet about these slights until now.

    He makes surprising revelations about Republican leaders, as well — he writes that former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole (R-Kan.) told him that he would have made the same decision to defect from the GOP if he had been in Specter’s position.

    Specter says that one of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell’s (Ky.) first concerns after learning of the impending party switch was that he might be blamed for driving Specter out of the GOP.

    Specter declined to discuss the behind-the-scenes machinations of his party switch when he granted an interview with several news outlets on his final day in the Senate, when he reminisced about his career in his hideaway on the first floor of the Capitol.

    He promised instead to put the juicy details in his memoir, “Life Among the Cannibals,” which will go on sale later this month. The Hill obtained an advanced copy.

    It was written with his former communications director, Charles Robbins.

  287. And here is part of what Hillary said:

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2012/03/hillary-clinton-extremists-control-women-/1#.T15brOV6ong

    “Why extremists always focus on women remains a mystery to me. But they all seem to. It doesn’t matter what country they’re in or what religion they claim. They want to control women. They want to control how we dress, they want to control how we act, they even want to control the decisions we make about our own health and bodies.”

    Clinton went on to say that the United States “needs to set an example for the entire world” and “reject efforts to marginalize any one of us.”

    The conference was sponsored by The Daily Beast and featured notable female activists, politicians, business leaders and celebrities from around the world. Actress Meryl Streep introduced Clinton.

  288. Latest UM. READ IT!

    …You wish to know something of that meeting between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanhayu? The prime minister stared into the eyes of our president…and he saw the truth of the man. He understood fully and completely the corruption of his heart.

    “My god…my god…what has become of America?”

    Good! Now we know what we are truly dealing with!

    And on that meeting – at this time…I SAY NO MORE.

    UM: Could the Israelis be intentionally creating a bit of chaos in the Middle East to cause gas prices to rise this summer which would play out against the Obama campaign?
    Read more in News

    (Long silence)
    UM: You got a problem with the question?

    WSI: Not often…but sometimes you…such a question indicates this is a political matter for the Jewish nation. Politics? Really? Would you think so little of what Israel now faces? Iran…a people ruled by religious fanatics who openly call for the complete and total destruction of Israel. Is such a…is such a condition politics? No – it is survival. THAT is what the Jewish people face now. Have faced for some time. This president is playing politics yes – Barack Obama and those around him…yes. Playing politics with every man, woman, and child living in Israel. This president worries over gas prices with little regard to the impact those prices have on Americans, but only through the prism of how those prices may hurt his short term political outlook. He has created the dynamic, and yes, some will use it against him – as they should.

    But…the Jewish nation is not involved in that game…for them this is no game. This is life or this is death. And that truth appears to be of far less concern to Mr. Obama.

    UM: Who are those “some” who will use the gas price issue against Obama?

    WSI: Republicans. Business. Wall Street…(pause)…ME.

    UM: Did you – did any of you…”trap” Obama on the issue? With Keystone? The use of the environmental lobby?

    WSI: You wish for a direct answer?

    UM: Yes – that would be a welcome change.

    WSI: Yes – we did.

    UM: So you are saying Israel isn’t playing politics with the issue in the Middle East – but you are more than willing to play politics with the issue of higher gas prices here in America. That the American consumer will have to suffer because of those politics? Families trying to make ends meet – and you and others are pushing up gas prices for the summer to use against Obama?
    WSI: No – I did
    n’t say that.
    UM: Ok then – explain what you meant.

    WSI: The subject of domestic energy…it is one that impacts all Americans. It impacts their everyday lives…it impacts the security of the country. Barack Obama…he…since he became president has waged a war on American energy. He and those around him have worked to reform this country’s energy policy into a version…a purely ideological version which examples such as Solyndra are there for all to see. If the media was but impartial to what this administration has done in that regard…I believe…this president would now be facing criminal charges. He has been protected and coddled from the outset, and has grown very comfortable in that environment – where so little accountability is required of him.

    Anyone attempting to state this president has not been at war with the more traditional forms of American energy production…look at the evidence! Oil sources shut down. Refining shut down. A pipeline shut down. Billions upon billions given away in the green energy scam…the ties to General Electric…it goes on and on…the scope of corruption is absolutely stunning. And yet – even when information is given to those who could pose a direct challenge against the president…they falter. The use of fear and intimidation…it remains…significant. -Name deleted- knows about that fear. They put on quite a bit of…what’s the term…bluster? A lot of bluster when speaking with you…but they are very afraid.
    As well they should be.

    UM: You gave information to be used against the president? Recently?

    WSI: I did.

    UM: And?

    WSI: While being told it was appreciated…nothing yet has really come of it. Like our friend…they too are fearful. Though with such things, patience is required…but like you I grow very impatient.

    UM: Solyndra?

    WSI: Pardon?

    UM: Was the information – was it related to Solyndra?

    WSI: Not directly…no.

    UM: Then what?

    WSI: Laundering. California.

    UM: What -name deleted- shared? The operative? The California Attorney General?

    WSI: Yes – all related. And more…

    UM: But so far – nothing? No…no repercussions? Against the president?

    WSI: It’s quite a mess. Quite…very murky all of it. But what I shared…it could help to reveal some of it. If there were those who wished to use it.
    UM: They won’t use it? Who – if you can’t say who – what kind of authority are we talking about here?
    WSI: They haven’t yet used it – I did not say they won’t use it. Please note the distinction. And I am speaking of Congressional authority here.
    UM: What is preventing them from doing so?

    WSI: I will simply state that Mr. Holder now has MY full attention.

    UM: Eric Holder?

    WSI: Yes – Attorney General Eric Holder. A very formidable man. Surprisingly so.

    UM: Obama’s firewall – that’s what -name deleted- calls him. The stop-gap to everything.

    WSI: I would call that…an accurate and deserved title.

    UM: So you’re joining the – the battle to remove Eric Holder from his position at the DOJ?

    WSI: Yes. I should have done so sooner. But…I and others have determined Mr. Holder has become a far too…difficult and dangerous situation to this country. He needs to be removed from the Department of Justice. Be it by Congress or the ballot box – how would our friend put it? Eric Holder must go.

    Just as the fundraising has been made to slow for the Obama campaign – at least from particularly affluent sources…just as there has and will continue a far more formidable media driven challenge against Obama in 2012 than what we saw in 2008…the ongoing friction between the administraiton and the American military…these and other things I promised you would come to pass – I give you that same assurance regarding Eric Holder.

    UM: With all due respect – I don’t want promises. I want results.

    WSI: I have already given you those – the situation with Eric Holder will be no different.

    UM: We’ll see.

    WSI: (Smiles) Yes – we will.

    UM: Can we go back to what you mentioned about the conflict with the military – the tension between the military and the Obama administration. You told me to look into Task Group 120, right? How that was part of the plan to try and unionize the military. (LINK)
    WSI: Yes – and you did a good job of quickly locating that information.

    UM: I want to confirm with you here what I uncovered – can you do that for me? Confirm I’m on the right track here?

    WSI: Certainly.

    UM: So this Task Group 120 – it’s a NATO thing. Has some UN ties as well of course. Came about the same time Obama becomes president. Is that right?

    WSI: Yes.

    UM: It was – a lot of it had to do with forming a Human Resources policy for these multi-national military operations. Correct?

    WSI: Again – yes. You have it.

    UM: And the union angle – it was pushed in the Task Group 120 report. I saw that. What I don’t quite get – what I didn’t see clearly connected was the push to unionize the American military from that report. It hinted at it – but it wasn’t right out in front. At least not to me.

    WSI: That’s how these things are done. Slowly. Slowly. Then it simply becomes part of the discussion and before you know it – that discussion has turned into the reality. Task Group 120 is very much part of that process. Note how much time is devoted to – I believe the actual term within that report was “disparity in salary and benefits” between various NATO forces. Make no mistake here – Barack Obama is absolutely devoted to the idea of unionizing the American military. And not just that – but having it join with an international union no less. That is among the primary factores being laid out within that Task Group 120 study. And the evidence of that is happening right in front of you – and it seems once again you are missing it.

    UM: What?

    WSI: Afghanistan. The Koran controversy. It has been manipulated from the outset.

    UM: How so? It’s – it’s related to unionization?

    WSI: How unfortunate for those American soldiers, y
    es? To be blamed for such a thing? And then the ones who have been killed during the backlash. The unintended destruction of some copies of a book that had already been damaged by the very individuals now claiming to have been wronged? And Barack Obama and high ranking military giving promises that those responsible will be made accountable? They wish to punish our own military? Make an example of them? If only those soldiers had proper representation to protect them – right? Now think on that. Those soldiers…the American operation in Afghanistan is now a near-fully integrated international operation, correct?

    UM: Is it? I wasn’t aware of that.

    WSI: It is. And this controversy will provide two things – an excuse to withdraw and justification for setting up a proper system by which soldiers can be protected from unfair blame. The withdrawal scenario will further the idea that America should not involve itself militarily unless it is part of an international force – we are tired of doing it all ourselves, right? That increased involvement as part of an international force requires of course a new set of rules by which the American military is to function. That is Task Group 120. And of course, we must do something about the economic disparity between soldiers of one country vs soldiers of another country – yes? That is Task Group 120. That is unionization.
    It’s already begun. Barack Obama – his people, those behind him…those who placed him in power – they are now rolling this agenda out. It is happening now. And even you, who are to be watching all of this – you did not see it. That is how…how well they are engaging all of this. It has been rather impressive.

    If they get a second term…if the Unite
    d States bestows upon Barack Obama four more years – the unionization of our military will likely then be completed. All out of fairness and compassion for the soldiers of course.

    UM: The healthcare costs – the increases to the military. That has to be linked to this as well.

    WSI: Absolutely. The very people who are initiating that proposal are then creating an environment in which soldiers will be demanding union protection.

    Again – impressive how they are going about it all.

    UM: Can I ask you about the 2012 race? Your thoughts on the Republican field?

    WSI: I am not a political operative…I don’t have much to offer in that regard.

    UM: No – I just want to know who you are supporting. You and others like you.

    WSI: A specific candidate you mean?

    UM: Yes – I assume you’ve picked one?

    WSI: I have – some time ago…
    ______________________

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/03/12/wall-street-insider-task-group-120/

  289. My inner conspiracist is out in full force today.

    1 – Breitbart was MURDERED The next day, Arpaio immediately shuts his yap.

    2 – The American solider on a killing rampage against poor innocent Afghans? How very convenient for the anti-American forces.

    3 – Koans burned a the behest of Islamic clerics and yet the blame is throwm on the Americans.
    4 – Bo does nothing while Rome burns. Asks bibi to wait until after the November election to take action. Bibi is certifiable if he goes for that.
    5 – The military healthcare hikes – meant to unionized American soldiers and then world soldiers?

    We are so screwed. Oh, and for you-know-who:

    “WSI: The subject of domestic energy…it is one that impacts all Americans. It impacts their everyday lives…it impacts the security of the country. Barack Obama…he…since he became president has waged a war on American energy. He and those around him have worked to reform this country’s energy policy into a version…a purely ideological version which examples such as Solyndra are there for all to see. If the media was but impartial to what this administration has done in that regard…I believe…this president would now be facing criminal charges. He has been protected and coddled from the outset, and has grown very comfortable in that environment – where so little accountability is required of him.

    Anyone attempting to state this president has not been at war with the more traditional forms of American energy production…look at the evidence! Oil sources shut down. Refining shut down. A pipeline shut down. Billions upon billions given away in the green energy scam…the ties to General Electric…it goes on and on…the scope of corruption is absolutely stunning. And yet – even when information is given to those who could pose a direct challenge against the president…they falter. The use of fear and intimidation…it remains…significant. -Name deleted- knows about that fear. They put on quite a bit of…what’s the term…bluster? A lot of bluster when speaking with you…but they are very afraid.
    As well they should be.”

    From UM.

  290. WOW- wordcounter = 3,958 words. Getting paid by the posts you respond to-? TROLL..

    The TROLL/MOLE still pushing Obama’s agenda. The heck with lowering Gas prices for the general public. No money to be made for him [Obama]there-

    But on the other hand, Buffet, in partnership with George Soros are developing a new (Natural) Gas engine for 18 wheelers. Obama will make money on the sale of those engines, privately of course, because Obama will continue shrinking oil production in the US and negotiating fair pricing from ME supply imports.. forcing US Truckers to fish or cut bait if they want to continue working to support their families.

  291. Just watched Sarah Palin in the HBO movie:

    GAME CHANGER

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPhh7mch5zo

    Highly recommend watching it- The McCain handlers did the very same thing to her that happened to HIllary- McCain never planned or tried to win the presidency… the two partys viewed as one party agreed to let Obama Win. That simple.

    They forbid Palin to call out Obama on Rev Wright, Bill Ayers, know Communists and anti-America activists all friends of Obama.

    McCain’s campaign and Palin’s advisers used subterfuge to undo Palin, doing everything they could to undermine her credibility… Her McCain coach is married to Mark Wallace, the former Ambassador to the UN… (red flag there)

    The FIX was in from the beginning- 2012 is a repeat of 08′ One difference is, the former R candidate’s name was John and this one’s name is MITT… Either way, the elites win if Mitt is elected or Obama is reelected. One thing for sure, the American people lose and lose everything the Founders Fought for establishing a Free Democracy in America.

    Something good has got to happen soon for us… Bush set up the Patriot Act for Obama, now Obama with all his signings and onerous additions to the PACTII has us really under the gun… passing the mantle to Romney to finish us off.

  292. Should have mentioned SARAH PALIN *shines* in Game Change–

    1 – Breitbart was MURDERED The next day, Arpaio immediately shuts his yap.

    2 – The American solider on a killing rampage against poor innocent Afghans? How very convenient for the anti-American forces.
    _______________________

    # 1.. What is the latest on that, Basil

    # 2.. MSNBC ran the story ALL weekend on their internet Front Page- just sickening…

  293. Are Democrats starting to turn on Barry’s firewall?

    ——-

    ‘No comment’: Democrat refuses to support Holder amid resignation calls

    Oklahoma Democratic Rep. Dan Boren won’t say if he supports Attorney General Eric Holder amid a surge in the number of House members who have demanded Holder’s resign over Operation Fast and Furious.

    A spokesperson for Boren, a conservative Democrat who is a member of the Blue Dog Coalition, said the congressman had “no comment” on whether he still has confidence in Holder.

    This is the first time a Democrat has openly refused to support Holder as 120 congressmen, three senators, two sitting governors and all major GOP presidential candidates demand his resignation.

    Boren was one of 31 Democrats who signed a letter to President Barack Obama on June 3, 2011, asking him to direct the Justice Department and Holder to provide all information and documents related to Fast and Furious to congressional investigators.

    Obama and Holder have apparently ignored the request from Boren and his colleagues, and are still withholding more than 70,000 pages of lawfully subpoenaed documents from House oversight committee chairman Darrell Issa and Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley. Holder has, however, provided the documents to the DOJ’s internal Office of the Inspector General.

    The other 30 Democrats who signed that letter did not immediately respond to TheDC’s requests for comment.

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi also didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment about whether she continues to have confidence in Holder. It’s unclear if she does.

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/03/12/no-comment-democrat-refuses-to-support-holder-amid-resignation-calls/

  294. From ACE, the article in whole is not complimentary to BC, but then they never have Clinton supporters, not how they roll. Friend of a friend sort of thing till the fraud is disposed.
    *******************
    Bill Clinton’s Fantasy: Gee, I Wish I Could Have Been as Awesome as Obama by Whacking bin Laden [JWF]
    —Guest Blogger

    The propaganda documentary forthcoming from Team Obama, narrated by Forrest Gump and directed by Al Gore’s co-conspirator Steven Guggenheim, has already given us priceless moments such as this clip where Guggenheim said there was nothing negative in the 17-minute film because Obama was just too perfect and the only negative has been the obstructionist Republicans.

    Now as the buildup continues before the release Thursday (admit it, you’re very excited), along comes Bill Clinton in a supporting role, admitting he’d hoped to have been as shrewd as Obama by ordering a daring raid on terror kingpin Osama bin Laden.
    Former President Bill Clinton says in a forthcoming Obama campaign documentary that he hopes he’d have made the same decision as President Obama to authorize the daring raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
    “He took the harder and more honorable path,” Clinton says in a newly released excerpt of “The Road We’ve Traveled.” “When I saw what had happened, I thought to myself, ‘I hope that’s the call I would have made.’”

  295. Everywhere I go; I can’t escape his ugly mug, his…his….

    On YouTube in the right hand column there is a video on how ObaMAO Stands by Israel; then are there are pop up comments tauting the same thing……………ENOUGH!

    Of course we know the lamestream media, ooooogle, and DuoTube works to promote Him.

  296. YES!!!!!! You GO Townhall!

    This data adds an exclamation point to my series of poll posts over the last few days. Go ahead, Lefties, explain to me how CBS News and the New York Times are colluding to deflate this president’s approval numbers:

    President Obama’s approval rating has hit the lowest level ever in CBS News polling, according to the latest CBS News/New York Times survey. The drop may be partially attributable to rising gas prices. Just 41 percent of Americans approve of the job Mr. Obama is doing as president, according to the poll, conducted from March 7 to 11. Another 47 percent disapprove of his performance, up from 41 percent last month. Mr. Obama’s approval rating was 50 percent last month.

    The percentage of Americans satisfied with Obama’s handling of the economy remains very weak (39/54), and the country’s overall dissatisfaction is starting to seep over and infect other areas of the Obama brand:

    Mr. Obama’s job rating on the economy remains about the same as it was last month – 39 percent approve, while 54 percent disapprove. The economy and jobs remains the most important problem facing the country today, according to 51 percent of Americans. Three in four Americans think the economy is at least somewhat bad, including 30 percent who say it is very bad. While his rating on the economy is about the same as last month, Mr. Obama’s rating on foreign policy has dropped 10 points. Now, just 40 percent approve of his handling of foreign policy, while 41 percent disapprove. This is the first time since the killing of Osama bin Laden in May 2011 that more Americans disapprove than approve of the job Mr. Obama is doing handling foreign policy.

    Finally, the piece de resistance:

    NYT/CBS: The President lost some support among women over the past month, even as the debate raged over birth control insurance coverage.

    Time to pick a new faux-controversy/distraction, Democrats. As I suggested earlier, the time has come to cut and run from the “War On Women!” shrieking. You’re embarrassing yourselves. A parting admonition: As always, these ugly stats for Obama are fleeting. He will rebound. Future polls will look dire for Republicans. Amidst those inevitable gyrations, just remember that this president’s re-election position is extremely tenuous. He absolutely can be beaten. That doesn’t mean he will be, but he can be — and don’t let any pundits — right, left, or center — tell you otherwise.

    http://townhall.com/

  297. Maybe the Enquirerer, the Globe, the UK Mail, the UK Telegraph or Pravda will have to break this story and cover the world with it so the American psuedo-journs will have to cover it.

    It seems like our only hope. Remember how someone got to John Edwards? We gotta get someone to Arpaio. Soon. Before he keels over from a heart attack. He’s not a young man.

  298. Buffet, in partnership with George Soros are developing a new (Natural) Gas engine for 18 wheelers.

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

    That would a good use for the cheap natural gas in one of your articles:

    Mrs. Smith
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:04 am
    According to the Associated Press the U.S. now has 2.433 trillion cubic feet in storage.
    “That figure is 48.3 percent more than the five-year average, the Energy Department said,” reports the AP. “Natural gas fell 3 cents to finish at $2.27 per 1,000 cubic feet in New York. The price has fallen about 27 percent this year and is at the lowest level in a decade.”

    AIUI, natural gas burns cleaner and is safer to handle than gasoline/diesel; the problem is that getting it by fracking may be bad for the environment.

  299. NYT/CBS: The President lost some support among women over the past month, even as the debate raged over birth control insurance coverage.

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

    Maybe some women noticed that what he did was throw women under the bus: making birth control which was already law in 28 states, into a controversial negotiable ‘accomodation’ item.

  300. NYT/CBS: The President lost some support among women over the past month, even as the debate raged over birth control insurance coverage.

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

    Maybe some women noticed that what he did was throw women under the bus: making birth control which was already law in 28 states, into a controversial negotiable ‘accomodation’ item.

  301. This brilliant man, Dinesh D’Souza has captured the essence of Obama perfectly, presenting the facts in a full Full Monty movie in the summer of 2012.

    The movie title: “2016”

  302. Mrs. Smith @ 5:56
    ———————-
    Good to know.

    Lots of good information, high quality speeches at that CPAC convention.
    Also there was Jennifer Stephano who is a strain of tea party stock. She’s very impressive. I first met her at a Scranton AFP-PA event; then watched her participate in a CPAC panel,and yesterday received notification of this exchange on FOX:
    http://www.americansforprosperity.org/031212-pennsylvania-state-director-jennifer-stefano-appears-hannity

  303. HTA-

    Yes, finally academia is pulling their heads out of the sand and following through to conclusion Breitbart’s vetting quest. D’Souza possesses the gift of clarity of mind and communication in expressing his thoughts succinctly, cutting through all the nuanced garbage surrounding Obama as his firewall.

  304. Vcal, Mrs. Smith and holdthemaccountable thanks for the videos this morning. How lucky we are to have the three of you bring your thoughts and ideas here for all of us.

  305. These are the last two paragraphs of an article on AT this morning titled who is the leader of the free world.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/03/who_is_the_leader_of_the_free_world.html

    Two heads of state delivered speeches last week in Washington, D.C. They spoke from the same podium on consecutive days. The subject was the right of a sovereign nation to defend itself from a country run by radical Islamic fundamentalists that may soon possess nuclear weapons and has vowed to use them against its sworn enemy in order to eliminate it from the face of the earth.

    One of the speakers was Barack Obama, president of the United States.

    The other was Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, leader of the free world.

  306. Betty, I too should have acknowledged Vcal’s video tip.

    My FB account is associated with family, and yesterday I was indirectly chided to quit posting the depressive stuff there. So with firm resolve this morning, I scrubbed out the IMPORTANT (“offensive”) stuff from my wall; and deleting my profile picture back forcing it back to the default – just another female. Doing so was to indicate visually my decision to abdicate my role as an individual, thus signalling my intent of falling into the prevailing atmosphere of cheeriness: Isn’t it a lovely day? I feel like singing! Junior was so cute yesterday….

    Now mind you, I have an acceptable appreciation for all such happy situations, but I did experience silent umbrage that there was NO ROOM there for some mention of the concerns we share here. However, despite my earlier decision, after hearing the long version of Streep’s tribute, I trotted right back over to FB and posted her video. I did so without comment, and the default picture of me will remain. Point being, Vcal, that video was just too darned good not to take a chance that some of my FB family/friends will take the bait and learn some things I’m certain they do not know about Hillary.

    So thanks to you too.

  307. turndownobama
    March 12th, 2012 at 7:44 pm
    NYT/CBS: The President lost some support among women over the past month, even as the debate raged over birth control insurance coverage.
    &&&&&&&&&&&&

    Despite the fact that Obummer has had the full protection of the media, to foment the birth control “controversy”, to push the meme about “green shoots” in the economy, to slant his polling numbers to its rosiest possible, they still can’t convince the American public the Obama’s McTurd Burger tastes good.

    For instance, that poll showed that more of the polled people think the economy “is improving” than those who say it isn’t…But that 75% (!!!) can’t help but see the obvious, that the economy is still in bad shape. So, we have gone from “terrible” to merely “bad”. Not exactly the resounding confidence builder his re-election team is looking for.

  308. Hmmmm, I thought he was so POPULAR.

    Maybe it’s too early for team Obama to break out the bubbly. And maybe Congressional Dems may want to consider keeping themselves away from his coattails.

    Hey, jbstonesfan, I was saying for some time that those rosy 49%, 50% approvals were just an illusion…

    Some key quotes from today’s front page NYT article about Stinky’s poll numbers:

    * “…his weakening position cut across all major demographic groups, even among those with which he has kept an edge over his Republican challengers: independents, moderates, college graduates and younger voters.”

    * “Mr. Obama’s drop was particularly pronounced among low-income households that may be feeling the pinch of the higher gas prices — as well as increases in prices for groceries and some retail items — more than others.”

    * “At a time of rising gas prices, heightened talk of war with Iran and setbacks in Afghanistan, Mr. Obama’s approval rating dropped substantially in recent weeks, the poll found, with 41 percent of respondents expressing approval of the job he is doing and 47 percent saying they disapprove — a dangerous position for any incumbent seeking re-election.”

    * “The poll provides a statistical reminder of how unsettled and unpredictable this year’s political landscape remains. Just one month ago, Mr. Obama reached a critical benchmark by winning approval from 50 percent of Times/CBS News poll respondents, his re-election prospects lifting along with confidence that the nation was finally emerging from the aftermath of the Great Recession.”

    * Americans are still expressing confidence that the economy is staying the same or getting better, with those who believe that outnumbering those who view the economy as getting worse by nearly three to one. (Then again, 75 percent view the nation’s financial picture as “fairly bad” or “very bad.”)

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/13/us/politics/obama-approval-rating-down-in-new-york-times-cbs-poll.html?_r=1&hp

    Obama’s Rating Falls as Poll Reflects Volatility
    =========================

    Despite improving job growth and an extended Republican primary fight dividing his would-be opponents, President Obama is heading into the general election season on treacherous political ground, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

    At a time of rising gas prices, heightened talk of war with Iran and setbacks in Afghanistan, Mr. Obama’s approval rating dropped substantially in recent weeks, the poll found, with 41 percent of respondents expressing approval of the job he is doing and 47 percent saying they disapprove — a dangerous position for any incumbent seeking re-election.

    The poll provides a statistical reminder of how unsettled and unpredictable this year’s political landscape remains. Just one month ago, Mr. Obama reached a critical benchmark by winning approval from 50 percent of Times/CBS News poll respondents, his re-election prospects lifting along with confidence that the nation was finally emerging from the aftermath of the Great Recession.

    Mr. Obama’s approval numbers measure his performance against expectations. But elections are choices between candidates, and on that score, he showed greater resilience in the poll.

    In a hypothetical matchup against his most likely Republican opponent, Mitt Romney, Mr. Obama had a 47 percent to 44 percent advantage, a statistical dead heat given the poll’s margin of sampling error of 3 percentage points. Against Rick Santorum, the president drew 48 percent compared with 44 percent. In both cases, the difference between the candidates was slightly smaller than it was last month.

    In the head-to-head matchups, Mr. Obama also maintained much of the advantage he had built in the last year among important constituencies, including women, although he lost some support among women over the past month, even as the debate raged over birth control insurance coverage.

    Americans are still expressing confidence that the economy is staying the same or getting better, with those who believe that outnumbering those who view the economy as getting worse by nearly three to one. (Then again, 75 percent view the nation’s financial picture as “fairly bad” or “very bad.”)

    Mr. Obama appears to be retaining much of his gains among important demographic groups, erasing inroads that Republicans made in 2010, especially among women. But his falling approval rating in the last month extended to his handling of both the economy and foreign policy, the poll found. And his weakening position cut across all major demographic groups, even among those with which he has kept an edge over his Republican challengers: independents, moderates, college graduates and younger voters.

    Sharp as the drop in Mr. Obama’s approval rating was in the Times/CBS News poll, it was not in isolation. The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, released on Monday, also reported a drop in Mr. Obama’s overall approval rating, to 46 percent from 50 percent last month. The latest tracking poll from Gallup, also released Monday, showed Mr. Obama with an approval rating of 49 percent.

    Yet, polls capture only a particular moment in time, and can be influenced by the way questions are asked or the mix of people who are surveyed. In The Times/CBS News poll, the margin of sampling error could mean the president’s approval rating is as high as 44 percent or as low as 38 percent, at a 95 percent confidence level. The telephone poll was conducted March 7 to 11 with 1,009 adults nationwide.

    Mr. Obama’s aides have expressed concern for weeks that rising gas and fuel prices and outside forces like the turmoil overseas or a spike in unemployment could harm his political standing.

    The decline in Mr. Obama’s approval rating has occurred as Americans are confronted by rising gas prices on filling station billboards and the evening news. Republican presidential candidates have sometimes tried to connect the price increases to the Obama administration’s approach to Iran.

    Mr. Obama’s drop was particularly pronounced among low-income households that may be feeling the pinch of the higher gas prices — as well as increases in prices for groceries and some retail items — more than others.

    Over all, 54 percent of poll respondents believed that a president can do a lot to control gas prices, as opposed to 36 percent who believe they are beyond a president’s control.

    “I think just being the president of the United States of America, you would have some type of control over gas pricing,” said Jamie Haber, 39, an independent voter of Orlando, who voted for Mr. Obama in 2008 but says he will not this year. “We’re out here doing everything we can to make a living, and gas prices keep going up,” he said in a follow-up interview.

    While the Republican candidates for president have for the most part been united in their criticism of Mr. Obama over his handling of Iran, the public is more or less evenly divided on his approach, the poll found, with 42 percent approving and 39 percent disapproving.

    The public is similarly split on what the United States should do if Israel seeks to force an end to Iran’s nuclear program through a military attack. Almost half, or 47 percent, said the United States should support such an attack, while 42 percent said it should stay out of any conflict.

    In spite of a considerable dip in approval for Mr. Obama’s handling of foreign affairs — to 40 percent from 50 percent a month ago — nearly 58 percent said they were somewhat or very confident in his ability as commander in chief, giving him an edge over his Republican rivals.

    In the race for the Republican presidential nomination, Mr. Santorum was supported by 34 percent of Republican primary voters and Mr. Romney by 30 percent, a difference that is within the poll’s margin of sampling error of plus or minus 6 percentage points for that group. Newt Gingrich was supported by 13 percent, and Ron Paul’s support dropped to 8 percent.

    As the primary race shifts once again to the South, where Mr. Romney has had trouble, Republican primary voters in the survey continue to view him as having the best chance to beat Mr. Obama in the fall, by far.

    On the economy, however, nearly three-quarters said they were somewhat or very confident in either Mr. Romney’s or Mr. Santorum’s ability to make the right decisions. And while more than a third of Republican voters said Mr. Romney was “not conservative” enough, only 11 percent said that about Mr. Santorum; 70 percent said his views on most issues are “about right.” Mr. Santorum also led 41 to 27 percent over Mr. Romney among women, while men were more evenly divided.

    In recent weeks, there has been much debate over the government’s role in guaranteeing insurance coverage for contraception, including for those who work for religious organizations. The poll found that women were split as to whether health insurance plans should cover the costs of birth control and whether employers with religious objections should be able to opt out.

  309. please, watch this,is Hillary’s reaction at Meryl Streep speech (the first 2 minutes are really funny) Hillary asks the audience:”so,how do you like my jacket?” and turns around for everybody to see her jacket as if she was a model, as Meryl S did refering how everybody pays attention to Hillary’s wardrobe;Hillary is adorable and authentic!

    http://still4hill.com/2012/03/10/video-hillary-clinton-at-women-in-the-world-2012/

    if it doesn’t work type VIDEO:HILLARY CLINTON AT WOMEN IN THE WORLD 2012 and then scroll down to it.

  310. rgb44hrc
    March 13th, 2012 at 9:09 am
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    How can such statistics for a sitting President be interpreted as anything other than a disaster.

    1. The Reps don’t seem to have been hurt much by the in fighting, so when they choose and go after him he has no place to fall, no cushion of support. Free falls are hard to stop.

    2. That is not much confidence by the electorate in a sitting President, who was suppose to hit the ground running on day one, and after four years can not even break even. He not only was not ready, he has not learned.

    3. Of course the price of gas is a factor, and there are a lot of indicators out there it could get a whole lot worse. Yet as usual, he is not leaning forward in the foxhole, with a step by step plan. All we get is his staff is worried about it.

    I just don’t understand how the media can think this is anything other than a disaster.

    People like decisiveness, even if it is the wrong decision. I am not sure what he decides.

  311. Vcal

    Loved this video and the tribute by Meryl before she spoke.

    Put them both up on my FB page, and my profile picture I changed back in 2008 to one of Hillary’s photos. I tell family, friends etc. not to friend me if they think Obama walks on water and if they can’t handle my political view.

    Too bad, so sad. Turns out my surviving family members all feel the way I do, pretty much.

  312. The Mainstream Media Blackout Of The Arpaio News Conference

    We are living in strange times.

    The Russian news service Pravda has written an extremely detailed article not only about Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s revelation of the forgery of Obama’s birth certificate and Selective Service document,but has picked up on the long-time charge of Obama’s obvious usurping of the presidency by ignoring the natural born clause of the U.S. Constitution. What is strange about this? Only that the article decries—almost mocks—the total mainstream media blackout.

    The mainstream media couldn’t simply pretend that Arpaio’s news conference didn’t occur,stuffing it down an Orwellian memory hole,so they came up with another Obamabot explanation:that Arpaio is simply paying back the DOJ and Obama for their various criminal investigations of his department.

    This has been repeated ad nauseam before and after the press conference as if Arpaio has already been charged and convicted of these various “high crimes and misdemeanors.” Strangely,minutes after Arpaio’s conference,these various “charges” were repeated by a single Associated Press writer,Jacques Billeaud,and parroted verbatim within hours by literally hundreds of news organizations.

    Billeaud’s basis for the dismissal of Arpaio forgery charges:“Some critics suggest Arpaio’s aim is to divert attention from his own legal troubles while raising his political profile as he seeks a sixth term this year. The sheriff vehemently denies such strategies are in play.” Like the Body Snatchers movie,this blurb was used in hundreds if not thousands of news organizations and websites,and repeated not as opinion,which it is,but substantiated fact.

    Add to the news organizations that simply rewrote the article under someone else’s name and changed a few words,and this number would be in the tens of thousands. It makes the old Soviet Politburo in terms of speed and efficiency look like child’s play.

    The “legal troubles” Billeaud refers to is Obama’s rogue DOJ alleging that Arpaio routinely uses racial profiling to make arrests,among other things. The evidence for this? When Arpaio,in customary fashion said,in effect,show me the money,DOJ,as they always do when someone stands up to their Brown Shirt tactics,retreated,babbling incoherently.

    As if a DOJ that is so corrupt dozens of lawmakers are calling for Holder’s resignation,if not impeachment,whose filthy hands are all over the Fast and Furious debacle,whereby hundreds of Mexican citizens have been murdered,and at least two U.S. citizens,and in which Holder has been mired in subverting justice at least back to the 1990s,versus a Sheriff that has had an exemplary career in the DEA,working all over the world,previously heading the DEA in Arizona,and now has been crowned with the title “America’s toughest Sheriff” for taking on the Obama machine— he is somehow less credible than what many have called the Department of “Injustice?” I don’t think so.

    Back to the Pravda article:the article,written by Dianna Cotter,discusses the Obama forgery and natural born citizen issue in such a detailed matter,coming in a close second to Jerome’s Corsi’s Where’s the Birth Certificate? even going into the Obamabots in 2008 scrubbing law citation databases’ reference to the one definition of natural born citizen,as defined by the Supreme Court in Minor v. Happersett (88 U.S. 162) 1875. Cotter is incredulous that America is standing by with what she calls a usurpation of the presidency.

    She is not the only one who is incredulous.

    The millions of us who slowly discovered beginning in 2008 of how truly radical Obama is;how he had surrounded himself as far back as at least the mid-80s with socialists,communists,anarchists,and now,with Media Matters working as a Soviet-style Politiburo for Obama,and Center for American Progress basically writing policy,he has added openly anti-Semitic organizations.

    With those of us before Obama was even sworn in screaming from the highest mountain tops,the mainstream media in 2008 and to this day surrounded and still surround Obama in his glass house,protecting him from all stones. In the past week,of course,it has not been as subtle. With the beginning of the Breitbart revamped “Bigs” carrying on the work of Andrew Breitbart, on March 4,the first vetting of Obama began with the curious tale of “Barack’s Love Song to Alinsky.”

    With this article and the subsequent accompanying articles and videos,the spigot was turned on,where it was detailed that one Senator “Baracka” Obama in 1998 had taken part in a panel after a play whose subject was the hagiography of one Saul Alinsky,hero of the Left.

    In one instance of an obvious mainstream media circling of the wagons,CNN,in interviewing Brietbart.com’s Editor-in-Chief Joel Pollack about the first video tape of Obama’s ties to radical professor Derrick Bell,Soledad O’Brien,seeing the gorilla in the room,literally had a meltdown on live TV trying to prove that Derrick Bell was not a radical jew-hating racist,and oddly tried to prove that it was Joel Pollack,not Bell,who was the racist.

    O’Brien,in trying to prove Bell was not a radical,spoke generally and blandly about Bell and his theories,it later being determined that a Wikipedia article on Bell’s theories was being whispered in her ear by her producers. Further,it was later learned that O’Brien was not only a Bell apologist,but had been a long-time fan of his.

    So what do we do now? The forged birth certificate and Selective Service document is only the beginning of America’s troubles. Obama’s healthcare law has foisted on America an unconstitutional mandate for all Americans to buy a certain product—health insurance—to which if the federal government can force Americans to buy one product,why not another product?

    Electric cars? Michelle Obama’s menu of what to eat? And if they can tell us what to buy,then why not what not to buy? Fast food causes obesity,causes health problems and thus increases the price of health insurance,so why not shut down fast food restaurants by forbidding Americans to buy hamburgers and French fries? There is no end to Obama’s power grab (we won’t even go into the attack on Religion with his HHS mandate and “accommodation”).

    Obama has routinely usurped the power of Congress by his bland “If Congress won’t act,I will” routine,by executive order fiat,appointing a shadow government via White House czars,and now,apparently,he doesn’t even need Congress to go to war,with Defense Secretary Panetta’s March 7 statement that the UN and NATO trump the U.S. Congress.

    If Obama has usurped the Presidency with false documents and a shadow government;has routinely usurped Congress on matters of policy and war,what is to stop him from usurping the power of the Supreme Court?

    If the Supreme Court later this year decides that the Obamacare individual mandate is unconstitutional,what is to stop Obama stating,“If the Supreme Court won’t act,I will.” If he tramples on two branches of government,why not a third? Why not the entire basis for the tripartite form of U.S. government—the Constitution? We could easily envision the same statement:“If the U.S. Constitution will not permit me to act,I will!”

    We are living in strange times. A Russian puppet government with widespread voter fraud electing Putin has a news service that produces a scathing attack on the U.S. media for suppressing information about an obvious usurper;and a U.S. democracy that has a free press and acts as a Soviet Politburo. Not even George Orwell could have envisioned such a thing as this.

    http://www.exposeobama.com/2012/03/12/the-mainstream-media-blackout-of-the-arpaio-news-conference/

  313. From the NYT article above:
    The poll found that women were split as to whether health insurance plans should cover the costs of birth control and whether employers with religious objections should be able to opt out.

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

    And NYT doesn’t bother to tell us what the split was. :-/

  314. Votes on Drudge

    NEWT GINGRICH 17.1% (33,410 votes)

    RON PAUL 24.65% (48,152 votes)

    MITT ROMNEY 37.89% (74,004 votes)

    RICK SANTORUM 20.36% (39,768 votes)

    Total Votes: 195,334

  315. I hope Romney prevails today. I fear Santorum more than I fear Gingrich. The way both are threatening to go all the way to the convention makes me think if they are working for Obama. They can’t even get their own party to vote for them in majority but they want the nomination. Go figure!

  316. The heck with lowering Gas prices for the general public. No money to be made for him [Obama]there-
    But on the other hand, Buffet, in partnership with George Soros are developing a new (Natural) Gas engine for 18 wheelers.

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    But if the trucks use natural gas, that WILL lower gasoline prices for the general public who still use gasoline. It’s called ‘supply and demand’. 😉 Lower demand for gasoline, will mean lower gasoline prices.

    (And per another article Mrs. Smith posted, the price of natural gas is coming down, so using it in the trucks should help out gasoline users for quite a while.)

  317. Hey, jbstonesfan, I was saying for some time that those rosy 49%, 50% approvals were just an illusion…
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    He is down -1.2% today b/c of that one poll that had him at 41%. At this point, the best possible thing would be for the Romney to end this thing and start making his case against Obama. Unfortunately,Newt and Rick are hell bent on taking this to the convention and further damaging the goods. It’s really hard to gauge imo, as on the one hand, if the economy continues to improve it helps Barry. On the other hand, a viable GOP candidate could point out how O’s policies made a bad condition worse and slowed the recovery. A lot may hinge on the Mideast, oil prices, jobs, etc. It is difficult to beat any incumbent, let alone someone like O who has virtually every MSM outlet in his hand and untold billions from super pacs which will make Romney’s cash flow look like a welfare campaign.

  318. Betty
    March 13th, 2012 at 7:45 am

    Vcal, Mrs. Smith and holdthemaccountable thanks for the videos this morning. How lucky we are to have the three of you bring your thoughts and ideas here for all of us.
    _____________

    Betty, the main thing is NEVER give-up! If you watched the CPAC video narrated by D. DeSouza, I liked when he said, (paraphrased) “there’s an old saying in India.. “after you climb the mountain, what do you see next?” … “More mountains”…

    This is exactly where we are right now- facing ‘more mountains’… most likely for a protracted period of time until we get him out of the WH.

  319. I don’t look at the polls. They are all manufactured by the Obama Team for playing in concert with their solidly owned media. Which means, they are manipulating the Republican candidates poll numbers, as well as Obama’s.

  320. This is BIG- The WH NEVER retracts anything!
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    WH retracts claim that Gingrich ‘is lying’

    Joel Gehrke:

    March 13, 2012

    White House Press Secretary Jay Carney retracted his suggestion yesterday that Newt Gingrich “is lying” when he says that a change in energy policy could lower gas prices to $2.50 a gallon.

    “I shouldn’t have gone to motivations,” Carney told reporters during the press briefing. “I should have asaid that anybody who said that doesnt know what he’s talking about.”

    Carney was moderating a barely-veiled attack on Gingrich. “What [President Obama] is not willing to do is to look the American people in the eye and claim that there is a strategy by which he can guarantee the price of gas will be $2.50 at the pump,” Carney said yesterday. “Any politician who does that is lying.” Gingrich has built his campaign in recent weeks around energy policy proposals that he says would lower gas prices to $2.50 a gallon.

    On Fox and Friends this morning, Gingrich said he did not want to debate Obama’s “spokesman,” but offered to debate energy policy with the president “in any gas station.”

    http://newsok.com/wh-retracts-claim-that-gingrich-is-lying/article/feed/358985

  321. If there is justice this should finish Obama off.

    CBO NEARLY DOUBLES OBAMACARE ESTIMATE…

    CBO: Obamacare to cost $1.76 trillion over 10 yrs

    http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/cbo-obamacare-cost-176-trillion-over-10-yrs/425831

    President Obama’s national health care law will cost $1.76 trillion over a decade, according to a new projection released today by the Congressional Budget Office, rather than the $940 billion forecast when it was signed into law.

    Democrats employed many accounting tricks when they were pushing through the national health care legislation, the most egregious of which was to delay full implementation of the law until 2014, so it would appear cheaper under the CBO’s standard ten-year budget window and, at least on paper, meet Obama’s pledge that the legislation would cost “around $900 billion over 10 years.” When the final CBO score came out before passage, critics noted that the true 10 year cost would be far higher than advertised once projections accounted for full implementation.

    Today, the CBO released new projections from 2013 extending through 2022, and the results are as critics expected: the ten-year cost of the law’s core provisions to expand health insurance coverage has now ballooned to $1.76 trillion. That’s because we now have estimates for Obamacare’s first nine years of full implementation, rather than the mere six when it was signed into law. Only next year will we get a true ten-year cost estimate, if the law isn’t overturned by the Supreme Court or repealed by then. Given that in 2022, the last year available, the gross cost of the coverage expansions are $265 billion, we’re likely looking at about $2 trillion over the first decade, or more than double what Obama advertised.

    ……………………………

    This needs to be spread far and wide.

  322. The Vetting: Obama’s Favorite Congressman Hangs With Commies VIDEO

    The Breitbart vetting of President Obama continues with this 2004 video of Obama. Danny K. Davis caught walking out of the offices of the Communist Party USA, Obama says “He shares our values”. If anyone still seriously doubts Barry Obama is a Marxist, they need their head examined.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/03/12/The%20Vetting%20Obamas%20Favorite%20Congressman%20Hangs%20At%20Communist%20Party%20HQ

  323. Clusterfuck if you ever saw one, how much has this monstrosity cost already.

    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/obama-healthcare-costs-trillion/2010/05/12/id/358810

    Obama Threatens Veto of Obamacare as Cost Estimates Soar Above $1 Trillion

    Reacting to the surprise announcement that congressional budget referees now predict healthcare reform could top $1 trillion, the Obama administration threatened Wednesday to veto parts of its own healthcare bill.

    The politically explosive revelation, which is likely to give new impetus to the GOP’s repeal movement, came after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) said the law potentially could add at least $115 billion to government healthcare spending over the next 10 years.

    This comes after a separate Medicare office report found that the bill would raise spending by about 1 percent during the next decade. Still the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) stood by the administration’s original claims that the law would reduce the deficit. Obama tasked Congress with making that happen through tax increases or spending cuts. If that doesn’t happen, the administration is vowing to make program cuts itself.

    OMB spokesman Kenneth Baer said Wednesday that the healthcare law “will reduce the deficit by more than $100 billion in the first decade, and that will not change unless Congress acts to change it. If these authorizations are funded, they must be offset somewhere else in the discretionary budget.

    “The president has called for a non-security discretionary spending freeze, and he will enforce that with his veto pen.”

    House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, said the new CBO analysis “provides ample cause for alarm,” according to a report on ABC News.

    “This comes just weeks after the Obama administration itself released an analysis confirming that the new law actually increases Americans’ healthcare costs,” Boehner said. “The American people wanted one thing above all from healthcare reform: lower costs, which Washington Democrats promised, but they did not deliver. These revelations widen the serious credibility gap President Obama is facing.”

    Meanwhile, Jennifer Hing, spokeswoman for Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee, told Fox News: “If Congress were to approve all of this new discretionary funding authorized in the healthcare bill, almost all of the administration’s highly touted savings would be made null and void.”

    If Congress approves all the additional spending called for in the legislation, it would push the 10-year cost of the overhaul above $1 trillion — an unofficial limit the Obama administration set early on.

    The CBO said the added spending includes $10 billion to $20 billion in administrative costs to federal agencies carrying out the law, as well as $34 billion for community health centers and $39 billion for Indian healthcare.

    The costs were not reflected in earlier budget office estimates, although Republican lawmakers argued strenuously that they should have been. Part of the reason is technical: the additional spending is not mandatory, leaving Congress with discretion to provide the funds in follow-on legislation — or not.

    “Congress does not always act on authorizations that are put into legislation by drafters,” Baer explained. “Authorizations for discretionary spending are not expenditures.”

    Congressional estimators also said they simply had not had enough time to run the numbers. Costs could go even higher, because the legislation authorizes several programs without setting specific funding levels.

    The healthcare law provides coverage to some more than 30 million now uninsured, offering tax credits to help buy health insurance through new competitive markets that open for business in 2014. When Congress passed the bill in March, the CBO estimated the coverage expansion would cost $938 billion over 10 years, while reducing the federal deficit by $143 billion.

    ………………………………………….

    This is gonna blow a hole below the waterline of his campaign.

  324. moononpluto
    March 13th, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    If there is justice this should finish Obama off.

    CBO NEARLY DOUBLES OBAMACARE ESTIMATE…

    CBO: Obamacare to cost $1.76 trillion over 10 yrs
    ____________

    It would be nice if it finished him and his ObamaCare off at the same time.

  325. Re: pm317
    March 13th, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    And yet we wanted Hillary to take it to the convention; double standard much?

  326. 5 PM ET: NETWORK EXITS SHOW ALABAMA TIGHT; ROMNEY TAKES MISSISSIPPI… DEVELOPING

    Will be interesting to see if that happens.

  327. Obama admin wants more secrecy

    March 13, 2012 | Richard Lardner

    WASHINGTON (AP) – In the middle of Sunshine Week, a period dedicated to government openness, the Obama administration is urging Congress to change the Freedom of Information Act to keep secret new categories of information that it says have been put a risk by a Supreme Court ruling.

    Melanie Ann Pustay, director of the Justice Department’s office of information policy, said Tuesday that lawmakers need to protect against disclosures of material about cyber security, critical U.S. computer networks, industrial plants, pipelines and more. Businesses have sought such protections for at least 10 years.

    Pustay told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the March 2011 court ruling narrowed an exemption under the open records law and left federal agencies unable to protect such secrets, even though the Justice Department since then has recommended other ways under current law for officials to guard the data.

    Public interest groups applauded the Supreme Court’s decision because it restricted when the government can keep secret information about internal personnel rules and practices.

    Keith Bunting, executive director of the National Freedom of Information Coalition, urged the committee not to give government “carte blanche” to withhold information. “Exemptions that are too broad, too loosely defined, and give too much far-reaching, unchecked authority for government to withhold information are in no one’s interest,” Bunting said.

    Pustay told the committee that federal agencies have made significant progress in meeting President Barack Obama’s order to make government more transparent. Agencies responded to more FOIA requests in 2011 than the year before, she said, and proactively made more information publicly available on their websites.

    But Sen. Charles Grassley, the committee’s top Republican, said the Obama administration has fallen well short of its promises.

    “Based on my experience in trying to pry information out of the executive branch, I’m disappointed to report that agencies under the control of President Obama’s political appointees have been more aggressive than ever in withholding information from the public and from Congress,” Grassley said.

    http://www.gopusa.com/news/2012/03/13/obama-admin-wants-more-secrecy/?subscriber=1

  328. moononpluto
    March 13th, 2012 at 4:31 pm
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    The first thing they cut will be Women’s health, you can take that top the bank.

  329. DRUDGE POLLING DATA:

    AL
    ROMNEY 32.07%
    SANTORUM 25.24%
    GINGRICH 23.6%

    MS
    ROMNEY 33.55%
    GINGRICH 24.62%
    SANTORUM 22.15%

  330. ShortTermer
    March 13th, 2012 at 4:44 pm
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    Eh, Surprised to see a comment like that from a purported Hillary supporter on a Hillary blog. Hillary was winning more than Obama and you bet your we wanted her to take it to convention especially after May 31 and all the stolen delegates.

    Here two losers are saying to one another, ‘you quit, no you quit’ and meanwhile neither can get traction to win the majority and the nomination.

    You should get out more and look around what republicans are saying on other blogs about your candidate.

  331. Thats Drudges own poll on their site. Its useless.

    However we are hearing Mittens will win Missisippi and may also take Alabam, if that happens, i think it kills Newt stone dead and may also finish off Santorum.

  332. Errr.. not so fast-

    The (2) so-called LOSERS.. have delegates. If Romney has enough delegates, which I doubt he will, after sharing half the delegates he won in FL with Gingrich and possibly Santorum. The (2) so-called Losers, will be positioned to use them as bargaining chips trading their delegates and their support for elite jobs in the Romney administration should Romney win the presidency. hmmm… not so dumb after all- who knew?

  333. heh, yeah, make Santorum the HHS secretary so you can feel his presence in your bedroom (but you are past menopause and without a partner, may be you don’t care) and make Gingrich the Secretary of State so he can lecture everybody around the world how much he knows about history, or throw a tantrum if some Chinese diplomat insults him.

    I am not fine with them going to convention if they continue at the pace they are now. They will just be in the way. At least if it was just one of them and he put up a good fight to Romney, yeah take it to the convention and slug it out. But that is not the situation now — they are saying to each other, you quit, no you quit. Yeah, 2 losers.

    My bet is Romney will not have either of them anywhere near his administration — they may try blackmailing him with their delegates (if that is what they are trying to do, it is despicable). He will pick Rubio for VP.

  334. Newt does have great one liners

    Gingrich has campaigned hard in recent weeks on claims that his his policies as president eventually would reduce gas to $2.50 a gallon.
    “President Obama said just recently that my plan was just not realistic, that you could not reduce gas to $2.50 a gallon,” Gingrich said. “Well, I’d be happy to debate him at any gas station in America,” Gingrich added as the crowd of 400 plus laughed and clapped.

  335. pm317
    March 13th, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Nice try with a lateral move, sorry to disappoint you.

    Nevertheless, I am eligible to vote. Are you?

  336. Yeah, so far I have voted for Kerry, Hillary, and McCain. Is that illegal? I also gave Hillary the maximum amount and my husband too (more than you can afford, I bet). Is that illegal?

  337. Gingrich is in 2nd position to Romney- You need to read more. You’re barking up the wrong tree.. the blind leading the blind-
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    Newt Gingrich Has More ‘Bound’ Delegates Than Rick Santorum, RNC Says

    So even though Gingrich has only won two primary contests, in South Carolina and Georgia, and former Sen. Santorum (R-Pa.) has won seven — in Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota, Misssouri, North Dakota, Oklahoma and Tennessee — Gingrich has the lead in delegates that are solidly in his column.

    That’s because Santorum’s wins have come mostly in caucus states, where for the most part delegates are not bound to a candidate in the first round of voting. Delegates to the national convention are usually allocated at the state conventions instead, and even then, they have fairly wide latitude to shift allegiances at the national convention.

    In the Associated Press estimate of potential delegates, which includes unbound delegates, Santorum has a fairly large lead over Gingrich, with 181 delegates for Santorum to 107 for Gingrich.

    But the RNC count does not credit Santorum with the 13 delegates in Iowa, 18 delegates in Colorado, 37 delegates in Minnesota, and 11 delegates in North Dakota that he is estimated to have won.

    Gingrich is the only candidate whose delegate total is higher in the RNC tally than in the AP’s estimate. The numbers for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) come down, too, because the RNC does not count their wins in caucus states.

    Romney’s delegate total is 339 in the RNC count, down from 421 in the AP estimate. And Paul has just 22 bound delegates, according to the RNC, compared to a total of 47 in the AP estimate.

    But a big part of the Paul campaign’s strategy is to do well in caucus states and then compete hard at state conventions for not only the delegate spots they have been estimated to have won, but also to try to fill other candidate’s delegate spots with Paul supporters.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/08/newt-gingrich-rick-santorum-delegates_n_1333337.html

  338. pm317
    March 13th, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    Yeah, so far I have voted for Kerry, Hillary, and McCain. Is that illegal? I also gave Hillary the maximum amount and my husband too (more than you can afford, I bet). Is that illegal?
    _____________

    We give what we can. The most important part of elections is casting our VOTES…

    Laughable- Insecure silly woman-

  339. moononpluto…we know you are great with the numbers…so far, cnn reporting Santorum first R, second in Alabama, and Romney first in Mississippi…what are you seeing

  340. She has time to waste- like a babbling brook.. all it does is babble on and doesn’t have a clue…

    Like i said… The blind leading the blind..

    Ck who has the most bound and unbound delegate after this past week-end. there’s a difference…

  341. Romney so far taking 81% of the evangelical votes…here come the conservatives to the common sense…if they want to beat O…now is the time to start kicking in…

  342. CNN MiSsissippi exits: Romney 35 Newt 30 Santorum 29 …huge if Romney wins Mississippi, fatal for Newt perhaps.

  343. you really make me laugh…go back and check your quotes…you were the one that interrupted a discussion I was having with someone a few threads ago and said, paraphrase, “Why are you even talking about NG, he’s not even on the ballot in Virginia? Who cares about NG?

    …that was when you were sure NG would force O out of the race and Hillary would step in…

    enough said…from here on I cannot take your comments seriously…you like to try to control everyone and their pov and on top of it you get really immature and low about it…sorry…not possible…we think for ourselves…some of us like to be clearheaded and rational…

  344. CNN changed its projection in Miss to Romney 33, Santorum 31.

    Making it up as they go along. Close exit polls are never right, may end up a draw or by more.

  345. Votes coming in Alabama, Obama only getting 63% of the vote………………we may have another protest vote here tonight.

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