Unforgettable

On Memorial Day 2008 we explained the origins of the holiday. The day to remember the fallen began during the Civil War.

Since then on the last Monday in May the nation remembers. From the Civil War to Afghanistan, the nation remembers.

For some the pain of loss is ever present.


Memorial Day

They will never forget.

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In that same 2008 article we knew we could not forget what happened in 2007/2008. It was then that the Democratic Party Civil War began. These few years later we still remember. We remember what happened.


No Flag Salute

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We’ll remember how MSNBC observes Memorial Day 2012. We remember what was done to all of us in 2008.

We’ll never forget.

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473 thoughts on “Unforgettable

  1. I am a pacifist and don’t like wars. But some wars are inevitable, I guess. I would however never support the military industrial complex that people on the right promote. But I will also never sneer like the people on the left do about military folks. I respect and admire those who are ready to give up their ultimate, their life in support of their belief in their country.

  2. Prayers for those who grieve the loss of a loved one who died as a soldier of the USA. Please know that Americans feel your pain, and we thank our military men and women for their valiant service to our country. We are forever grateful.

    To those who currently serve in the military, THANK YOU for all that you do! Your sacrifices are appreciated. May God protect you all.

  3. More gimmickry for the women’s vote from Obama:

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/michelle-obama-sponsors-submarine-uss-illinois_645946.html

    The White House announced today that First Lady Michelle Obama will sponsor the USS Illinois, the first all female submarine force. The newest submarine “is expected to join the fleet in late 2015,” according to the White House.

    This is Michelle Obama’s second ship, so to speak. “First Lady Michelle Obama also serves as the sponsor for the recently commissioned Coast Guard Cutter Stratton, based in Alameda, California,” according to the White House.

    The White House places Michelle Obama’s sponsorship of the USS Illinois in context, stating “the First Lady joins a tradition of First Lady sponsorship of U.S. Navy submarines. First Lady Laura Bush is USS Texas’ (SSN 775) sponsor and christened it in 2004; First Lady Hillary Clinton is USS Columbia’s (SSN 771) sponsor and christened it in 1994. As sponsor, the First Lady will establish a special link to Illinois, her Sailors, and their families that extends throughout the life of the submarine.”

    Today, President Obama and the first lady met with 24 women who have been “accepted into the Navy’s nuclear submarine program after completing an intensive training program.” Here’s a picture, which also includes Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Navy Secretary Ray Mabus:

  4. NOMOBAMA – I couldn’t have said it better myself. I feel the same way. My thanks to all you brave men and women out there serving our great country so that we can continue to be free.

  5. Those who protect this country or try to, against great odds from a$$hats like Chris Hayes, the MSNBC jerk who says he doesn’t consider all soldiers heroes and the BO gang which has done everything possible to defund, demoralize and dismiss the troops deserve our thanks that we can still enjoy freedoms others in thew world can only dream of.

    Most of the wounded and fallen of most wars were/are young men in the prime of their lives.

    Hayes and MSNBC make me want to puke.

    Anyone else catch the coward in chief laying the wreath at Arlington this morning? He was flanked by a large, lean mean weathered general who in his hat, uniform and medals made Barry look like a despicable soaked rat. Even the soldier who carried the wreath to Barry looked more distinguished, competent and patriotic than the rat in chief.

    Barry looked lost, stoned and uncomfortable. The general had to assist Barry in leaving the ceremony as the POS had no idea of proper protocol. And his ugly a$$ wife stood scowling in the roped off visitor’s section. At least her sleeves were covered but the dress material resembled a mardi gras combat fatigue pattern and made me wonder if she chose it to mock the military.

    Her very presence is a mockery to the fallen heroes as is that of her POS husband.

  6. I think the hatred of Obama by many Americans now exceeds the hatred the left had for Bush. And it will intensify as time goes on. I think they see Obama as a punk supported by a corrupt media establishment hell bent on destroying this nation. He has never paid the price for his transgression. My sense is he is about to. On the electoral college question this analysis from Breitbart contributor:
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    This weekend, the Associated Press published an analysis of the state of the campaign. Including “solid” and “leaning” states, Obama had 247 electoral votes to Mitt Romney’s 206. The race to get to the 270 votes needed to win would come down to seven states, according to the AP analysis; Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio and Virginia.

    As the campaign develops, there will inevitably be other states thought to be “in play”, but, assuming both camps run strong campaigns, it is very likely that these states will decide the election. The advantage for Romney is that he simply needs these states to revert to their historical pattern to prevail. Obama needs to, yet again, defy history. The challenge for Obama is that he is no longer the challenger with a simplistic message of “change”, but rather an incumbent saddled with a weak economy and unpopular policies.

    The biggest prizes among the seven toss-ups are Florida, Ohio and Virginia. Although they have been fairly reliable states for the GOP at the Presidential level, Obama scored narrow wins in each in 2008. He was helped by massive turnouts of young and minority voters, general voter fatigue with the GOP after 8 years of Bush and an inept McCain campaign. The latter two are off the table this year and the first is unlikely to replicate 2008.

    All three states have moved much more solidly to the GOP since 2008. Florida and Ohio are both still suffering a stalled economy and housing slump. Obama will find it difficult to avoid at least some blame for the economy here. If, as expected, the economy remains stalled through the summer, expect these states to move steadily towards Romney. In the end, it is probable all three will revert to their historical mean and back Romney over Obama.

    The race then comes down to the final four. If Obama sweeps all four, he will be reelected. But, if Romney just wins one of those four, he will take office next January. It will require a pitch-perfect campaign for Obama to sweep all four. Colorado and Nevada are two more historically GOP states that Obama took in 2008. Nevada’s economy is still mired in recession and Obama’s early-term admonition to “not go to Vegas” will certainly be reintroduced to voters there. New Hampshire has recently been fickle for the GOP, but the state practically ran into the party’s arms in 2010 and Romney is uniquely positioned to attract votes there. Iowa, well…I went to school in Iowa and I still can’t figure out the politics there.

    Obama’s chief challenge is that he must again win a handful of states that have historically voted Republican. A number of factors aligned to allow him to do that in 2008. Few of those are present today. Romney’s advantage is that he doesn’t have to win difficult states like Michigan, Pennsylvania or, even Wisconsin. He just has to win traditional GOP states. I know where I’d put my money.

  7. The affluent voters that Obama needs dislike class warfare.
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    Perhaps. Not in the sense that they are physically threatened. They have gated communities and private police forces to protect them. If you doubt this, drive around the periphery of Bel Air around mid night and you will see every path up the hill blocaded by their private police forces. But they are vulnerable in a different sense. These people support Obama for the same reason they make charitable contributions–so they can pretend to be superior people, flaunt their supposed social conscience and preen in front of the cameras. But too much of this class warfare business can cast them in an entirely different light–as predators upon society. That comes too close to the truth, so they would not like that. And this is why, in some respects, the fraud’s campaign is walking a dangerous line.

  8. pm317
    May 28th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Dems are doubling down on Bain, says today’s WaPo (no link). It isn’t working, but that’s the only thing they have as a negative attack against a clean Romney. People realize that private equity is not like corporate raiders. They are more like venture capital than vulture funds (raiders). Bain has invested in 300+ firms and they were successful with 80% of them. Excellent record for a PE fund. The made up horror stories were mostly those went down after Romney left Bain and/or after Bain exited those firms. Bain has a clean image in investment circles and Romney is the one that created the brand.

    From the WaPo report:
    Rep. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) said he attended a roundtable session last week with about 30 bioscience companies, some with 10 employees and others with thousands, and said many there told him they viewed the Obama campaign’s attacks as a “shame campaign” against the private-equity and venture capital sectors.

    “I think people in Colorado understand that this is attacking a very positive opportunity for Colorado, which is trying to find investment opportunities to help their small businesses,” said Gardner, who was elected in a swing district in 2010. “This is a very entrepreneurial state. The president’s campaign is at odds with the entrepreneurial spirit of Colorado.”

    Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), also elected in 2010, said she hears the same thing from voters in her state.

    “It’s punishing success, which to me doesn’t really resonate with people in New Hampshire,” she said. “Basically what you’re doing is trying to demagogue a whole industry that tries to rescue failed companies. For many of those failed companies it’s the last resort of ability to get financing and keep the company afloat before they try to declare bankruptcy.”

  9. While this article is about another article by a social psychologist who has studied the effects of elitist advertising, specifically organic products, upon those who are susceptible to it, it very graphically describes attitudes and cognitive makeup. He sounds like he is describing Obama fanatics.

    http://reason.com/archives/2012/05/26/do-organic-consumers-shop-exclusively-at
    “His latest paper, “Wholesome Foods and Wholesome Morals? Organic Foods Reduce Prosocial Behavior and Harshen Moral Judgments,” looks at whether people exposed to organic food marketing are so self-satisfied that they are less likely to express empathy toward others.”
    ““I’m not arguing that organic food itself is making people harsh judgers or non-altrustic,” he tells me by email. “What the data suggest is that mere exposure to organic labeling can be enough to lead people to affirm their moral identities, which in much past research can lead people to act unethically later.
    “This research points to the idea that its marketing might entice people to affirm their moral identities,” Eskine says. “I think it’s important for eaters of all types to be mindful of their decisions and try to extend their altruism beyond mere food purchases.”

    This reminds me of the Obama marketing campaign in 2007 and 2008 and can be extrapolated to his voters. It is the essential identity of the progressives and shows in the body of the article how they attack anything that they perceive as critical exactly the way they go after critics of Obama.

  10. For many of those failed companies it’s the last resort of ability to get financing and keep the company afloat before they try to declare bankruptcy.”
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    No question about it. I just love, however, to see the Obama fat cat supporters squirm. The same indictment launched against Bain could be launched just as easily against them. If they have any sense at all–many like buffett have no common sense outside the narrow realm of stockpicking, hence he gets used without even realizing it, but for the rest of them, they have got to see where this trail will lead, and that is right back to them. The time for them to jump ship from the Obama administration was yesterday. Tomorrow may be too late.

  11. Columnist Andrew McCarthy gives us what probably is the most important question regarding the upcoming presidential election….

    “…..if Mitt wins the nomination, as seems very likely, I will enthusiastically support his candidacy. For my friends who have hesitation on that score, I’d just ask you to keep four things in mind:

    1.. Justice Scalia just turned 78

    2.. Justice Kennedy will turn 78 later this year

    3.. Justice Breyer will be 76 in August

    4.. Justice Ginsburg turned 81 about a week ago.

    We wish them all well, of course, but the brute fact is that whoever we elect as president in November is almost certainly going to choose at least one and maybe more new members of the Supreme Court — in addition to hundreds of other life-tenured federal judges, all of whom will be making momentous decisions about our lives for decades to come.

    If you don’t think it matters whether the guy making those calls is Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, I think you’re smokin’ something funky….”

    So for anybody who is thinking of not voting because your favorite didn’t get nominated, or writing in a candidate who can’t win…

    Imagine this: SUPREME COURT JUSTICE ERIC HOLDER

  12. ““I’m not arguing that organic food itself is making people harsh judgers or non-altrustic,” he tells me by email. “What the data suggest is that mere exposure to organic labeling can be enough to lead people to affirm their moral identities, which in much past research can lead people to act unethically later.
    “This research points to the idea that its marketing might entice people to affirm their moral identities,” Eskine says. “I think it’s important for eaters of all types to be mindful of their decisions and try to extend their altruism beyond mere food purchases.”

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    Maybe the ‘pro-life’ people should not let that alone affirm their moral identities, but also extend their altruism to the unwanted babies after they are born.

  13. I would however never support the military industrial complex that people on the right promote. But I will also never sneer like the people on the left do about military folks. I respect and admire those who are ready to give up their ultimate, their life in support of their belief in their country.

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    Sadly, it’s the people on the right who promote the military industrial complex — who send the brave soldiers into harm’s way for their profits.

  14. wbboei
    May 28th, 2012 at 3:19 pm

    “I think the hatred of Obama by many Americans now exceeds the hatred the left had for Bush.”

    I hope you are right.

  15. Just a teeny reminder of why extreme Islam is a crazed religion, one that doesn’t belong in the U.S.

    And why we need protection from the military to keep these lunatics off U.S. territory.

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/05/28/pakistan-islamic-clerics-sentence-four-women-two-men-to-death-for-dancing-together-at-wedding/

    ISLAMABAD (AFP) — Four women and two men have been sentenced to death in northern Pakistan for singing and dancing at a wedding, police said yesterday. Clerics issued a decree after a mobile phone video emerged of the six enjoying themselves in a remote village in the mountainous district of Kohistan, 176 kilometres (109 miles) north of the capital Islamabad.

    Pakistani authorities in the area said local clerics had ordered the punishment over allegations that the men and women danced and sang together in Gada village, in defiance of strict tribal customs that separate men and women at weddings.

    “The local clerics issued a decree to kill all four women and two men shown in the video,” district police officer Abdul Majeed Afridi told AFP. “It was decided that the men will be killed first, but they ran away so the women are safe for the moment. I have sent a team to rescue them and am waiting to hear some news,” he said, adding that the women had been confined to their homes.

  16. Hayes “apologizes” about insensitive comment on military. Someone’s trying to keep his job.

    Idiot BO distances himself from Hayes during speech in which, strangely, he keeps referring to “she” instead of “they” as future generations who should know about the country’s fallen.

    Another POS liar.

    Interesting Hayes initially referred to the military as a “small portion of our population.”

    Um . . . . 13% of the population are vets – slightly more than AA’s.

  17. Hayes “apologizes” about insensitive comment on military. Someone’s trying to keep his job.
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    Does he really think that a belated apology changes anything? He said what he believes, and what his employer believes. He would be better served to heed the words of John Wayne: never apologize Mr. It is a sign of weakness. The one who needs to apologize is the head of msnbc for running a network that wreaks of anti Americanism. And that would be that homer simpson look alike Phil Griffin.

  18. 13% of the population are vets – slightly more than AA’s.
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    Basil: what a great point. I never thought about that comparison.

  19. The left wing elite establishment has fixated on Obama as their tool to control this country and our presence in the world. These people have much in common with the British Left between the wars, which was reduced to virtual irrelevancy by World War II, but still managed to produce social engineers like Karl Popper and the rest of the reds at the London School of Economics, and Soros was their protogee and our Frankenstein. And now Soros and his ilk control Obama. The rest of them are just along for the ride, thinking that they are really on the inside when in fact they are not.

  20. I rarely agree with Ann Coulter, but in the case of MSNBC’s Chris Hayes’ bellyache about heroes, I have to agree with her tweet:

    “Chris Hayes ‘Uncomfortable’ Calling Fallen Military ‘Heroes’ — Marines respond by protecting his right to menstruate.”

  21. turndownobama
    May 28th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    Maybe the ‘pro-life’ people should not let that alone affirm their moral identities, but also extend their altruism to the unwanted babies after they are born.

    Huh? Did you read a single word of the article? I am pro-choice myself but how you can blindly equate every single thing with various pro-life whatever is weird. You either don’t understand what most of us are talking about or you are so busy beating out trollish remarks by the bushel round the clock that you don’t have time to read anything and must rely on the same old stuff. Read. Expand your mind. You might like it. Evolve like Obama.

  22. Mormaer
    May 28th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Please don’t feed the troll. It’s how it gets its nutrition to keep tormenting us all with its inane posts.

  23. 4.. Justice Ginsburg turned 81 about a week ago.
    [….]
    If you don’t think it matters whether the guy making those calls is Mitt Romney or Barack Obama, I think you’re smokin’ something funky….”

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    If Ginsburg (a liberal appointed by Bill Clinton) is hanging in, that might tell us what she thinks of DINO Obama.

  24. Dems are doubling down on Bain, says today’s WaPo (no link). It isn’t working, but that’s the only thing they have as a negative attack against a clean Romney.
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    Oh, I think it is working well. It is dividing the party and scaring off donors–and he has not yet begun to fight, as they say. Moses told the people get off your ass, get on your camel, we are headed to the Promised Land. Obama says sit on your ass, light up your reefer (and by god inhale), this is the Promised Land, until I finish my appointed task of destroying it, for the new global order.

  25. mere exposure to organic labeling can be enough to lead people to affirm their moral identities

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    Could be a fun study to take this article apart, but too long and off topic for this blog.

  26. To our friends in Texas… Dem challenger John Wolfe will be on your primary ballot tomorrow. He got over 40% of the vote in the Arkansas primary. Let’s hope he can match those numbers– or better– in Texas!

  27. Obama is convinced that he will win this election–for the three reasons mentioned before.

    But not everyone is quite as convinced as he is. And some of the doubt may be ooozing out of his own party.
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    Obama’s Election 2012 dilemma: the DOOM that came from suburbia?
    Posted by Moe Lane (Diary)

    Monday, May 28th at 9:00PM EDT
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    Right now, somebody in the DNC’s HQ is likely sitting in a room somewhere getting morosely drunk, and it’s because of articles like Michael Barone‘s. You see, Michael sat down and looked at the various reactions to Barack Obama’s possibly ill-advised (and certainly ill-executed) Bain Capital-themed line of attack on Mitt Romney, and concluded: it’s likely to provoke a backlash among affluent voters (particularly those in suburbia). And the reason why people should care about that is because 2008 exit polling showed that voters from households making more than $100 grand a year made up a quarter of the electorate, and that they split their vote down the middle between Obama and McCain.

    And how are they voting now? Michael sees some interesting trends:

    The popular vote in House elections is a good proxy for presidential and party support, and voters with incomes over $100,000, evenly split in 2008, voted 58 to 40 percent for Republicans in 2010.

    Northern Virginia, which Obama carried 59 to 40 percent and which provided 95 percent of his statewide popular vote margin, went 52 to 47 percent for House Republicans in 2010. Nine suburban Denver counties voted 53 to 46 percent for Obama but switched in 2010 to 54 to 42 percent Republican.

    There’s more data – Michael Barone mentions similar shifts in Pennsylvanian and Michigan suburbs – but the concept that Virginia and Colorado are slipping out of the Democrats’ fingers would be sufficiently unnerving to operatives of that political party as it is. I truly believe that Team Obama expected to be fighting out 2012 in North Carolina and Florida, and possibly Iowa, with all the implications about the larger electoral picture that one might expect from that (i.e., a narrower but decent win for the Democrats). Fighting in Virginia, Colorado, and possibly Michigan instead implies something else. Something wonderful.

    Unless you’re a Democratic operative. Hence, the entire ‘getting morosely drunk’ thing.

    Moe Lane (crosspost)

    PS: This, of course, does not mean that Mitt Romney has a lock on the election. And the Republican party needs to keep the electoral pressure on until the moment that Barack Obama gets on television and congratulates Romney for his victory (no doubt through gritted teeth). But we do seem to have caught a break, for once; as Michael Barone notes. Romney did very well in precisely the suburban areas that Obama seems so determined to alienate. Provided that Republican activists can continue to keep fostering in the candidate a laudable wariness – not to mention healthy fear – of provoking us, we stand an excellent chance of shifting this election from a 50/50 squeaker to a full-throated repudiation of Obama’s Chicago Way…

  28. Obama’s Bain Attacks Could Backfire
    By Michael Barone

    The ham-handed Barack Obama campaign attack ads on Mitt Romney’s former firm Bain Capital have drawn a lot of ire from other Democrats.

    And not just because they were sloppily fact-checked (the ads hit Romney for layoffs long after he left Bain) and because a leading Obama money bundler is a Bain executive himself.

    Chiming in with various degrees of disapproval were Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker (“nauseating”), former Rep. Harold Ford, Obama car czar Steven Rattner, Sen. Mark Warner and former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell.

    There are other signs of unease among Democratic elites. Obama contributions from Silicon Valley and Wall Street have failed to match 2008 numbers.

    But what about the voters? Will the Bain ads help Obama? Or could there be some Bain backlash at the polls?

    Start with the fact that class warfare themes have less appeal than some people think. The last Democrat elected president on a class warfare platform was Harry Truman in 1948.

    One reason is that affluent voters are turned off by demonization of the successful. Back in Truman’s day, affluent voters outside the South voted Republican by huge percentages. There just weren’t enough of them to elect Thomas Dewey.

    Today, there are a lot more affluent people. The 2008 exit poll told us that 26 percent of voters had household incomes over $100,000. Half of them voted for Obama. He needs those votes again.

    My hunch is that Obama’s attacks on Bain will strike most affluent voters as off-putting and that Romney’s calm responses will strike them as reassuring. If you want more jobs created, you don’t go around attacking job creators.

    Most affluent voters believe that free markets, appropriately regulated, tend to produce fair outcomes. They see investors not as vultures but as creators of jobs and promoters of innovation that increase national productivity and make everyone better off. They see class warfare as attacks on themselves.

    Another vulnerability for Obama among the affluent may be his penchant for crony capitalism. The best known is the $535 million loan guarantee to the failed solar firm Solyndra, championed by an Obama fundraiser with plenty of access to the Obama White House.

    It’s not the only example. The Hoover Institution’s Peter Schweizer reports that 71 percent of Obama Energy Department grants and loans went to Democratic bundlers and contributors.

    That’s part of a pattern of political payoffs. Unions spent $400 million to elect Democrats in 2008. In return, one-third of stimulus money went to state governments — a payoff to public employee unions — and bondholders were deprived of their legal rights in the auto bailouts in favor of the United Auto Workers, an episode I called “gangster government.”

    Or you call it “the Chicago way.” Why should government contracts go to people who lost the election? The only problem is that people in the suburbs don’t like it.

    There’s evidence that Obama has already lost many affluent voters. The popular vote in House elections is a good proxy for presidential and party support, and voters with incomes over $100,000, evenly split in 2008, voted 58 to 40 percent for Republicans in 2010.

    Northern Virginia, which Obama carried 59 to 40 percent and which provided 95 percent of his statewide popular vote margin, went 52 to 47 percent for House Republicans in 2010. Nine suburban Denver counties voted 53 to 46 percent for Obama but switched in 2010 to 54 to 42 percent Republican.

    Virginia and Colorado are on everyone’s target state list. But Obama also hurt the Democratic brand among affluent voters in other states.

    The four suburban counties outside Philadelphia voted 57 to 42 percent for Obama but 52 to 47 percent Republican in 2010. The six suburban counties outside Detroit voted 54 to 45 percent for Obama but 53 to 44 percent Republican in 2010. That means Pennsylvania and Michigan could be in play.

    Affluent suburbs outside the South trended heavily toward Democrats from 1992 to 2008. Now they seem to be trending Republican.

    And, as it happens, Republicans have a nominee who demonstrated affirmative appeal in affluent suburbs in primary after primary. They were the base on which he won the nomination.

    Romney’s background as the son of an auto company president has been treated as a liability. But his record as a market innovator and private equity investor (without inherited money, by the way) may be a plus.

    “This is what the campaign is about,” Obama said of the Bain ads. That might not go over well in affluent suburbs.

  29. Notice how big media continues to tout poll numbers based on registered voters rather than likely voters. This is one of the six tricks Keating Holland at CNN IS famous for in his continuing effort to prop up Obama.

  30. THIS CAN’T BE GOOD NEWS FOR OBAMA: NYT: Longer Jobless Benefits Winding Down

    That means that people are going to be losing their unemployment benefits and there will be even more resentment with Obama in office. Feel really bad about people sometimes losing their sole source of income but we need a huge change to see a better economy. That means throwing Bozo out of the White House.

  31. Sign of the times and an indicator that everything is not right at all with this economy.

    Biggest US law firm collapses.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/9296677/Dewey-files-for-Chapter-11-biggest-US-law-firm-collapse.html

    Dewey files for Chapter 11 – biggest US law firm collapse
    The crippled law firm Dewey & Leboeuf filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday night and will seek approval to liquidate its business after failing to find a merger partner, marking the biggest collapse of a law firm in US history.

    Once one of the largest law firms in the US, Dewey has been hit by the loss of the vast majority of its roughly 300 partners to other firms amid concerns about compensation and a heavy debt load.

    Dewey had warned employees earlier this month of the possibility the firm may shut down, and a person familiar with the matter had told Reuters that the firm was considering a bankruptcy filing.

    “Dewey’s failure is rocking the industry in the sense that most firms are saying to themselves, if Dewey could go down, could we?” Kent Zimmermann, a legal consultant at the Zeughauser Group, said in an email Monday night.

    Dewey said in a filing it had decided to wind down its business following unsuccessful negotiations with other law firms to strike a deal. It said it would ask about 90 employees to remain on staff to assist in the liquidation, which it expects to be completed in the next few months.

    Negative economic conditions, along with the firm’s partnership compensation arrangements, created a situation where its cash flow was insufficient to cover capital expenses and full compensation expectations, Dewey said.

    “During the first quarter of 2012, the firm was confronted with liquidity constraints that led to the precipitous resignation of over 160 of the firm’s 300 partners by May 11,” the New-York based firm said.

    Dewey listed liabilities in the range of $100m to $500m, according to the filing. It had already terminated 433 of its 533 New York employees earlier this month, according to the state’s labor department.

    The firm’s collapse is expected to be the subject of years of court proceedings, and a number of former partners have already retained lawyers to represent them.

    Monday’s filing follows months of turbulence, as wave after wave of partner defections shattered the high-profile firm from within. In April, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office launched a criminal probe of former firm chairman Steven Davis. He has denied any wrongdoing.

    The result of a 2007 merger between Dewey Ballantine and LeBoeuf, Lamb, Green & MacRae, Dewey & LeBoeuf had about 1,450 attorneys at its peak, according to The National Law Journal.

    But the firm was eventually undone by a combination of the economic downturn, excessive compensation and governance problems, according to former partners and others in the industry. In particular, Dewey’s management promised millions in packages to about 100 partners, according to the court filing, leaving it strapped for cash when revenues fell during the recession.

  32. It was Brooks, then Friedman, followed by Barone. Now it is Heilemann. Sequel to Hope is not Prosperity, it is Fear! And it may not work. Maybe all these people could write the same book next year about how Obama lost.

    http://nymag.com/print/?/news/features/barack-obama-2012-6/

    The Obama effort at disqualifying Romney will go beyond painting him as excessively conservative, however. It will aim to cast him as an avatar of revanchism. “He’s the fifties, he is retro, he is backward, and we are forward—that’s the basic construct,” says a top Obama strategist. “If you’re a woman, you’re Hispanic, you’re young, or you’ve gotten left out, you look at Romney and say, ‘This fucking guy is gonna take us back to the way it always was, and guess what? I’ve never been part of that.’ ”

    Thus, to a very real degree, 2008’s candidate of hope stands poised to become 2012’s candidate of fear. For many Democrats, this is just fine and dandy, for they believe that in the Romney-Republican agenda there is plenty to be scared of. For others in the party in both politics and business, however, the new Obama posture is cause for concern. From the gay-­marriage decision to the onslaught on Bain, they see the president and his team as coming across as too divisive, too conventional, and too nakedly political, putting at risk Obama’s greatest asset—his likability—with the voters in the middle of the electorate who will ultimately decide his fate.

    Whichever side is right, one thing is undeniable. For anyone still starry-eyed about Obama, the months ahead will provide a bracing revelation about what he truly is: not a savior, not a saint, not a man above the fray, but a brass-knuckled, pipe-hitting, red-in-tooth-and-claw brawler determined to do what is necessary to stay in power—in other words, a politician.

  33. This is not well-said, but I like the message:
    Brit Hume: Obama ‘doesn’t get how the whole system works’ | The Daily Caller
    On this weekend’s “Fox News Sunday,” network senior political analyst Brut Hume took a couple of jabs at President Barack Obama.
    According to Hume, there is a disconnect between Obama and how the economy works.
    “The president and his team seem to think that the idea of creating wealth is unrelated to creating jobs,” Hume said. “Every business person who runs a hamburger stand understands you are trying to make a profit, and that the business of making a profit has jobs as a bi-product. Not as if there is a favorite industry called ‘Jobs R Us,’ which is in the business for the purpose of creating jobs.”
    Hume went on to explain why that “disconnect” calls into question Obama’s grasp of the economy.
    “That isn’t how it works, and I think it makes the president sound to people who are not deeply sophisticated about Wall Street like he doesn’t get how the whole system works,” he continued. “I think it may in fact be true that he doesn’t get how the whole system works.”
    http://dailycaller.com/2012/05/27/brit-hume-obama-doesnt-get-how-the-whole-system-works/

  34. holdthemaccountable
    May 29th, 2012 at 9:06 am
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    Obama is the smartest man who ever became president. This one one of the 10,000 accolades heaped upon him by the self proclaimed best and brightest of big media. They like him because he is a lot like them, in terms of his world view, and talking head forte. But being that smart it is perfectly understandable that he would not understand something as trivial as how an economy works. It was the same with Einstein–could never quite get how to drive a car. The only difference is that it was not important for Einstein to understand how to drive a car, whereas it is crucial for a president to understand how an economy works lest he transgress the first rule of the Hippocratic Oath: first, do no harm. In Obama’s case, the harm he has done has been vast, and calculable–only big media would rather distract us with wild claims of racism and sexism than acknowledge the elephant in the living room which is destroying so many lives, while Obama lives the life of Riley. They are the ones responsible.

  35. Correction: he is not living the life of Riley. Riley was a working class guy played by William Bednix. Obama is living the life of The Great Gratsby, worshiped and catered to by the elite social class, who are ignorant as swans. Most of them are inherited wealth, or recipients of corporate welfare, so they do not get a pass when it comes to charges of class warfare. If you strip away the pretense, class warfare and ignorance is what put Obama into the Presidency in the first place.

  36. holdthemaccountable
    May 29th, 2012 at 9:06 am
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    Saw a snippet of Bob Schieffer sounding like that. And curiously they all have started saying how he was all about hope and change and now it is all about fear.

    A government enterprise has no notion of profit which is why Obama does not understand private sector and also because he is ‘stupid’.

  37. pm317
    May 29th, 2012 at 7:53 am
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    I do not like Heilman. His partner is Halperin. The two of them were conspiring to write a book about Obama’s first term casting him in the role of Christ. It has not worked out that way. That pereoration at the end is a bit much. If Obama is all the things Heilman says he is, i.e.a brass-knuckled, pipe-hitting, red-in-tooth-and-claw brawler determined to do what is necessary to stay in power—in other words, then he is much worse than your ordinary politician, despite what Heilman claims. As for the effort to avatar of revanchism that too is a bit over the top. Romney is more like Ward Cleaver, and he epitomizes the notion of stability in very uncertain times. We may find in due course that he is none of those things, but thus far that is how he comes across. And that has a certain appeal to the masses and is not without precedent. During the 1920s the last Tammany Hall mayor of New York ran the town and he was photogenic and flamboyant in some of the same ways that Obama is. But when the crash hit, and the wolf was at the door, the electorate chose a new mayor who was likewise avatar of revanchism. His name was Fiorella La Guardia–the little flower. It is hard for these Harvard trained sophisticates who lives are untouched by this economic depression and an economy which cannot produce jobs to comprehend that essential fact of political life, but that does not mean it is not there and will not bite all of them in the ass under the right set of inducements.

  38. Saw a snippet of Bob Schieffer sounding like that. And curiously they all have started saying how he was all about hope and change and now it is all about fear.
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    See how the talking heads have picked up the Republican talking point which was invented within the last 60 days and adopted it as their own. The genius of this talking point, which no one mentioned at the time that I know of, is it gives big media a way off the hook, i.e. we were not wrong about him in 2008–he has changed, and the old avatar of hope and change can no longer explain what is happening in the real world, ergo to continue to interpret current events from that perspective looks foolish. They have run out of excuses. Notice, the first one to jump off the bat mobile was CBS, and I have long maintained that of all the big media outlets they are the least culpable, and have done some exemplary journalistic work, whereas cnn, abc, nbc, are nothing but liars.

  39. There is a problem with what our lives used to be like – Norman Rockwellesque? Oh, to have my children and grands and greats to experience that kind of unburdensome world for children when famiilies were together and the neighborhood was safe….especially my greats. I so disagree with Brit Hume: ObaMAO knows exactly what is is doing; and he is doing it quite well in my book. He is meeting his objectives one by one, much to the destruction of our country and the people will live to regret his actions for generations. I can not understand why Hume does not see that, he is much closer to the problem than me. Or perhaps it is simply that he does not have the courage to speak truth to power which seems most likely to me. Even the seem-so-normal people are STILL giving him a pass…..before it is too late forever, call a spade a spade.

  40. THIS CAN’T BE GOOD NEWS FOR OBAMA: NYT: Longer Jobless Benefits Winding Down

    That means that people are going to be losing their unemployment benefits and there will be even more resentment with Obama in office. Feel really bad about people sometimes losing their sole source of income but we need a huge change to see a better economy. That means throwing Bozo out of the White House.
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    That will lead to violence and political instability. If we had had Hillary in 2008 we would not be in this position, trust me on that one. I went to a high dollar donor event at the home of one of her supporters in Seattle in the fall of 2007, and she said she was deeply worried about the fate which would befall millions of Americans, if things did not change, and she intended to call on BUSINESS people like those in the room (not professors)to avoid that debacle. In that room were Bill Gates Sr., Howard Schultz (Starbucks), and some of the financial leaders. When Obama took office, he never called on business types to play an active role. I spoke with a member of the Reagan Administration later, who had visited with Axelrod and Emanuel later, and he was struck with the fact that the there were no business men and women in the administration, instead professors, who deal in theory rather than the real world. But that is what Obama has given us and the adverse impact of that improvident decision has been felt throughout the world. A mistake of epic proportions. Big media can tell us that he has changed but the truth is he has not changed one iota. But unless you do the research and vet him, you would never know it. Big media is like the doctor who prescribes a cure without doing the diagnosis.

  41. Obama created a trap for himself after the 2008 crash. Instead of going after the culprits, he cowardly went after the whole finance industry vaguely and abstractly and got into demonizing wall street thinking that would give him the easy votes. And that made it difficult for him to walk back and embrace business and profit making and job creation.

  42. ShortTermer
    May 29th, 2012 at 10:03 am
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    The deterioration in our cultural software has been underway for generations, and has more than one cause. Certainly, the Hollywood elites, and the counter cultural movement have had a lot to do with it. But one thing that I do not doubt, and which no one who lives in the same world as most of us can doubt, is that those forces which have long sought to tear down this country at the foundations, have found a made to order tool for their perverse designs in Mr. Obama. And, there is no question that is actions are intentional, as opposed to negligent. The people behind him are tied in one way or another to the global economy, and the nation state stands in its way. Borders are a source of friction to the free movement of goods and services, and international government, which is created at the expense of the American People becomes, per force, the solution. But that is not a good solution for us.

  43. Wonderful to know- Even better, US government says… “it’s OK, it’s still safe.” They said the same thing when milk (you put in your coffee)showed up with over the safe limit of Cecium levels. The fact is, Japan’s nuclear powered reactors are still flushing radioactive water used for cooling the meltdown into the very ocean currents heading for the US West Coast and has been for the last year.

    Why isn’t the government doing anything to alert the entire west coast to this dangerous radioactivity polluting the fish and sea food they eat besides the water they drink and use for swimming and recreational purposes? Are they waiting for glow-in-the-dark people for proof?
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    Tuna carry Fukushima Japan quake radiation across Pacific to California

    LOS ANGELES — Across the vast Pacific, the mighty bluefin tuna carried radioactive contamination that leaked from Japan’s crippled nuclear plant to the shores of the United States 6,000 miles away — the first time a huge migrating fish has been shown to carry radioactivity such a distance.

    “We were frankly kind of startled,” said Nicholas Fisher, one of the researchers reporting the findings online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

    The levels of radioactive cesium were 10 times higher than the amount measured in tuna off the California coast in previous years. But even so, that’s still far below safe-to-eat limits set by the U.S. and Japanese governments.

    Previously, smaller fish and plankton were found with elevated levels of radiation in Japanese waters after a magnitude-9 earthquake in March 2011 triggered a tsunami that badly damaged the Fukushima Dai-ichi reactors.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/47592012/ns/us_news-environment/

  44. Obama created a trap for himself after the 2008 crash. Instead of going after the culprits, he cowardly went after the whole finance industry vaguely and abstractly and got into demonizing wall street thinking that would give him the easy votes. And that made it difficult for him to walk back and embrace business and profit making and job creation.
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    Absolutely. Instead, he opted to go after guitar companies that use exotic wood products. And he was keen to give constitutional protections to terrorists. His entire game revolves around theater as opposed to governing. He has no idea how to govern and no interest in the subject. Just grand speeches which mean less and less as time goes on. Words, not action. And when there is action, it tends to be perverse. Too bad nobody ever went broke–or lost an election underestimating the intelligence of the American elites.

  45. It is amazing really that he did not go after Wall Street. He would have had public opinion and the reform elements on Wall Street squarely on his side. It must be that such prosecutions would have dug up similar crimes by his donors. I suspect that is the reason he did not act when the wind was clearly at his back.

  46. Admin: this video from today’s WSJ is important. I hope you can embed it so everyone sees. The title is Julia Breaks For Romney. It reflects a recent poll which shows Romney beating Obama, and Obama trying the same old sale pitch on constituent groups where the sign reads no sale. If this trend continues, you will see the narcissist–the ossified child which lies behind Obama’s mask emerge with arresting clarity.

    http://online.wsj.com/video/5AF3C99D-5EA4-4736-A65E-306BB1C93741.html?wsj_article_tboright

  47. moononpluto
    May 29th, 2012 at 7:36 am

    Sign of the times and an indicator that everything is not right at all with this economy.

    Biggest US law firm collapses.
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    The biggest Law Firm in the US goes BK? This is definitely a sign the end is near.. Nice having a template for hocus-pocus Chapter 11 filings navigating the end of the US economy. Just wait until the government starts laying off thousands of DOD workers pairing every government dept to the bone-

    They [Sr.Law Partners] are sequestering their holdings and assets in a safe place- most likely off-shore claiming zero assets and a mountain of debt up for collection… Great plan- the board of directors and Full Partners grab the money and run.. shedding the working attorneys doing all the grunt work..

    “The firm’s collapse is expected to be the subject of years of court proceedings, and a number of former partners have already retained lawyers to represent them.

    Monday’s filing follows months of turbulence, as wave after wave of partner defections shattered the high-profile firm from within. In April, the Manhattan District Attorney’s office launched a criminal probe of former firm chairman Steven Davis. He has denied any wrongdoing.”
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    Yup, if there is an investigation forthcoming- someone or many in the firm’s top decision makers took the initiative to cut bait and swim. Better to err on the side of security, protecting their families and their assets for the coming onslaught of austerity for the rest of the country knowing it will take years to sort out this clusterph*ck…

  48. LACK OF MEANINGLESS “THEME/SLOGAN” SPELLS TROUBLE FOR OBUMMER

    In 2008, the blank slate candidate with no paper trail and all records sealed up could campaign on just an empty slogan, “Change you can believe in”.

    Apparently, in 2012, that won’t be good enough. His records are sealed, but he’s had his fingerprints all over the past four year…so running again as a blank slate won’t be possible.

    Obama struggles with campaign theme
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    By Niall Stanage and Amie Parnes
    05/28/12 05:00 PM ET

    President Obama’s campaign has yet to find a clear 2012 reelection slogan that carries the heft of 2008’s “Change You Can Believe In,” raising worries among his supporters — and hopes among Republicans — that he is having trouble articulating a concise case for a second term.

    “It’s a problem because in 2008 he had an absolute winner of a slogan in ‘hope and change,’ ” said Tobe Berkovitz, a Boston University professor and expert on political advertising. “It said it all, and the things that he has tried so far this time haven’t worked in the same way.”

    Berkovitz is not sure that the Obama team can conjure something so effective this time around, and suggests the campaign is “struggling to find a core message.”

    Obama formally launched his campaign this month with the message of “Forward,” but one senior Democratic Party official told The Hill that people who thought that would be the campaign’s lasting official slogan should “stay tuned.”

    Obama at various times over the past year has taken “Winning the Future,” “A Fair Shot,” “An America Built to Last” and “We Can’t Wait” for test drives, but none has found lasting traction. Vice President Biden has suggested one possible bumper-sticker slogan: “GM’s alive; bin Laden’s dead.”

    The president’s Twitter feed earlier this week featured a picture of him throwing a football at Chicago’s Soldier Field along with the words “Clear eyes, full hearts.” The slogan concludes with “can’t lose” and is borrowed from the TV show “Friday Night Lights.” It has been adopted as a semi-official rallying call by Obama loyalists, and can be seen displayed on walls — and a chalkboard or two — around the reelection team’s Windy City headquarters.

    At rallies and fundraisers this month, Obama insisted that this bid still incorporates the foundational themes of his successful 2008 quest.

    “If people ask you what this campaign is about, you tell them, it’s still about hope,” Obama told supporters at a rally in Columbus earlier this month. “You tell them it’s still about change.”

    Jen Psaki, who served as deputy communications director in the Obama White House and as a press secretary during the 2008 campaign, sought to reinforce the message of continuity.

    She said that although “we’re at a different time,” it was nonetheless the case that Obama is “still the person arguing that we can bring about change.”

    But Pete Snyder, the chairman of the Republican Virginia Victory 2012 group, said the message isn’t working, equating Obama’s current slogan to the ignominious attempt by Coca-Cola to introduce “New Coke” in the 1980s.

    “It’s rather interesting that ‘Forward’ appears to be 100 percent about the past,” Snyder said. “If you go to any Obama event now they’re playing the same music from 2008 and trying to gin up the same vibe. It’s like a bunch of aging hippies looking for that old-time feeling.”

    Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney faces his own challenges on messaging, however.

    Perhaps the most memorable slogan Romney’s team has come up with so far is “Obama Isn’t Working,” a barely disguised co-option of a famous poster that helped British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher ascend to the premiership of her country a generation ago.

    Romney seems to have settled on “Believe in America” as an overarching slogan, but his search has included other options, like “More jobs, less government.”

    Republican consultant Kim Alfano argued that Romney has, for the moment, foundation enough simply by virtue of being the alternative to the president.

    “Later in the campaign, he needs to give voters more,” she said. “But his message right now simply has to be ‘I’m not Barack Obama.’ ”

    Obama faces difficulties on several fronts in trying to devise a new message.

    The nation’s continuing economic troubles make it virtually impossible to run on a message as unambiguously optimistic as President Reagan’s 1984 “Morning in America” ad.

    More broadly, the mere fact that Obama now has a record of both achievements and disappointments makes him less of a blank canvas onto which voters can project their own desires.

    “Forward” dominates Obama’s headquarters and the merchandise — and Democrats insist it will be the primary slogan during the campaign, even if it is augmented.

    “The country has a decision to be made between going forward or going back,” the Democratic official said. “The more we thought about it, [‘Forward’] is the right frame for the discussion we’re having with the American voters.”

    Steve Elmendorf, who served as deputy campaign manager of John Kerry’s 2004 presidential bid, also gave the slogan a thumbs-up. But Elmendorf said campaign slogans can get “over-researched and overthought, particularly if you’re the incumbent.”

    Even though he’s a campaign veteran, he said he struggled to remember even one of the slogans used on the Kerry campaign.

    “I really don’t think they’re all that important,” Elmendorf said. “You’re not going to encapsulate the campaign in one word, three words or five words.”

    But Alfano, the Republican consultant, argued that the Obama campaign’s earlier failure to find a simple slogan seemed odd given the reputation for effectiveness and creativity that attended the then-senator’s 2008 effort.

    “They shouldn’t be road-testing [slogans] so publicly,” she said. “It gives off the impression that these are growing pains, and for a reelection campaign that’s never a good sign.”

  49. moononpluto
    May 29th, 2012 at 11:01 am

    Its like the Law Firm version of Lehman Brothers.
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    Exactly- moon.. only worse. With Lehman Brothers there was nothing to gain by saving a company with one man holding 90% of the shares in the company. The primary reason Geithner cut Richard Fuld [Leahman Bros] loose scrambling to save Bear Stearns, American International Group and Citigroup, letting Lehman Brothers fail. Leaving Leahman embroiled in a battle with JP Morgan..

  50. moononpluto
    May 29th, 2012 at 11:01 am
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    Finley Kumble Wagner, Lord Day and Lord, Bogle Bogle and Gates (aka Bungle Bungle and Overcharge) three mega firms I have done business with over the years have fallen apart in the same manner–in good times and bad. We shall see what is at the heart of this case.

  51. If there was one common element in these schemes, it was the same problem we saw with Joseph Profaci, head of the Columbo family in the 1950s-60s. The people at the bottom earning the money, and the people at the top hording it for themselves. Crazy Joey Gallo was not as crazy as his name implies. And he was a house guest of two people from Hollywood whom I do admire. The late actor Paul Newman and his wife. When the high producers in the firm, the rainmakers do not receive their fair share, they bolt from the firm, and the collapse begins. Once it starts it is hard to stop.

  52. rgb44hrc
    May 29th, 2012 at 11:09 am
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    I would summarize the situation this way:

    Obama campaign theme: believe in Obama.

    Romney campaign theme: believe in America.

    That, it seems to me, is the bottom line. You cannot win on the Obama theme. And it is too late for him to change horses. That is why Romney will win.

  53. If you think about it for a minute, you will understand why Bill refers to Obama as an amateur. Obama had all the pieces to win a second term and now it seems to me at least highly unlikely. To have the national press covering for you, to have a crisis which you must not let go to waste, to have had a commanding majority in Congress as he did in his first two years and to have blown it all and be left with the argument don’t believe in America–believe in me, Obama, who have nothing to show for the last four years after Obamacare bits the dust, is the epitome of failure writ large.

  54. Good article from Ulsterman- I don’t waste my time reading, watching or talking about talking heads or journalist formerly or currently in the tank for Obama since 08′- Who really cares what they say? They still haven’t called him out with the real words that describe him.. words like FOOL, INEXPERIENCED, OUT OF HIS DEPTH.. LAZY- Do not describe who Obama is or what he’s about… (they can’t if they do… they are fired and out of a paycheck-)

    He is a focused cold calculating predator that has fooled 95% of American people because he has an agenda…His agenda is to destroy America and our way of life by whatever means necessary to accomplish this task. If you shut off cable channels dragging you around encapsulated in circular logic trying to define him to your taste when all you have to do is listen to your gut and begin preparing for the worst chaos you could have ever imagined happening to you and your family and act accordingly… Romney is not a savior by any means especially if we do not even make it to the November election..and we are under Martial Law.. Got food? Got protection? Can you stay in your home for three mos without going needing food and water? If you can’t do these things… why not? What are you waiting for, a bump over the head? If you want to be a victim… don’t let me stop you!

    Now for more common sense from Ulsterman… with another article defining him to a T at the link…
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    NY Times Confirms What WHI Said Long Ago – “Obama Loves Blowing The Hell Out Of People.”

    “He gets off on it.” -WHI

    The only thing Obama has taken a real interest in are the drones. Apparently he loves those drone attacks. Thinks they’re cool – how they fly in and just blow the sh-t out of people. No fuss. No muss. President Obama gets off on it. The same guy who was so concerned with giving those GITMO fellas a nice citizen trial because he was concerned with their rights – he loves blowing the hell out of people. A real power trip for him apparently. So much so the military brass are becoming increasingly uneasy. -White House Insider: October, 2011

    WHITE HOUSE INSIDER: “President Obama Gets Off On It”

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    And today in the New York Times it is revealed via the Mainstream Media how Barack Obama refers to drone killings as “an easy call” and how military officials have grown increasingly uncomfortable with the ease and enthusiasm exhibited by a president so willing to utilize drone technology – technology that related reports suggest is now being prepared for use within the United States:

    15 Qaeda suspects in Yemen with Western ties. The mug shots and brief biographies resembled a high school yearbook layout. Several were Americans. Two were teenagers, including a girl who looked even younger than her 17 years.

    …Mr. Obama has placed himself at the helm of a top secret “nominations” process to designate terrorists for kill or capture, of which the capture part has become largely theoretical.

    …In interviews with The New York Times, three dozen of his current and former advisers described Mr. Obama’s evolution since taking on the role, without precedent in presidential history, of personally overseeing the shadow war with Al Qaeda.

    They describe a paradoxical leader who shunned the legislative deal-making required to close the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba, but approves lethal action without hand-wringing.

    …even when it comes to killing an American cleric in Yemen, a decision that Mr. Obama told colleagues was “an easy one.”

    …Drones have replaced Guantánamo as the recruiting tool of choice for militants; in his 2010 guilty plea, Faisal Shahzad, who had tried to set off a car bomb in Times Square, justified targeting civilians by telling the judge, “When the drones hit, they don’t see children.”

    Dennis C. Blair, director of national intelligence until hewas fired in May 2010, said that discussions inside the White House of long-term strategy against Al Qaeda were sidelined by the intense focus on strikes. “The steady refrain in the White House was, ‘This is the only game in town’ — reminded me of body counts in Vietnam,” said Mr. Blair, a retired admiral who began his Navy service during that war.

    Secret ‘Kill List’ Proves a Test of Obama’s Principles and Will

  55. The great challenge Romney will face in governing is described by Jay Cost in this morning’s article:

    If we hope to continue a regime of limited government, we have to get people back to work. Otherwise, sooner or later the country will vote the Democrats back in, and their promise of perpetual government assistance. As the Great Depression proved, it’s hard to be a committed constitutionalist when you cannot make your ends meet, and the left wing is promising to help at the expense of the old regime of limited government.”

    If he can solve that problem, he will win in 2016. He must approach the issue of job creation in the same way Hillary would have–throw out the professors, bring in the business people, and pretend Japan has just bombed Pearl Harbor.

  56. NY Times Confirms What WHI Said Long Ago – “Obama Loves Blowing The Hell Out Of People.”
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    The last bastion of a passive aggressive like him.

  57. “It’s the economy, stupid.”

    That is the exact phrase widely used during Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign against George H.W. Bush. And it worked. Clinton was elected in large part due to the poor performance of the economy during the last few years of Bush’s term.

    That’s not the way things should be. It is just the way they are.

    It doesn’t matter if the state of the economy is the result of actions taken by the current president. More often than not, presidential elections come down to money . . . that is to say, how much money is sitting in the pockets of the 300 million voters.

    Consider this: Jimmy Carter and George Bush Sr. are the only two presidents over the last 31 years who have not been granted a second term. Both were damned with a dismal economy on Election Day.

    Read more: Meltdown on Main Street: Three Dangerous Numbers Reveal Why Obama Will Lose the Election

  58. What impact will a Scott Walker victory have in Wisconsin? If Barrett wins, then big media will say it was really a referendum on Obama and if he loses then they will say it is not a referendum on Obama. They are less than worthless, and whatever they do say is no reflection on reality. The truth is I do not know for sure, but logic suggests it is one more nail in the coffin. Most likely, it is an indication that Wisconsin will turn Republican in November, in which case Obama may have to write the state off and deploy his resources elsewhere. If this is a close race then those electoral votes may be missed, unless of course Biden can go in there and make magic and escape the tar and feathers which await him in more and more venues now. Hillary–whatever you do, stay off that ticket. There is nothing in it for you.

    http://www.redstate.com/moe_lane/2012/05/29/latest-scott-walker-ad-crime-wirecall/

  59. “Every business person who runs a hamburger stand understands you are trying to make a profit, and that the business of making a profit has jobs as a bi-product.”

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    And to make a profit, you have to have some customers for those hamburgers: some ordinary people who have the income to buy them. It’s called ‘demand side’.

  60. What has me concerned is…
    JimmyGee (Diary) Tuesday, May 29th at 12:11PM EDT (link)

    1. The Dane County judge that overturned the voter ID law. (Can you guess which political side he identifies with?)
    2. Early GOTV by the liberals/unions/DNC. This past weekend, Milwaukee had early voting on a SUNDAY!
    We need to vote early if possible. We need to tell everyone that supports Scott Walker, Rebecca Kleefisch to man the phone banks to support the GOTV. It is easy to do, and a lot of fun. I want to see Barrett CRUSHED! We cannot have a close race to give liberals/Unions/DNC wiggle room.

  61. Romney’s background as the son of an auto company president has been treated as a liability. But his record as a market innovator and private equity investor (without inherited money, by the way) may be a plus.

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    Without inherited money — like Obama was going to ignore registered DC lobbyists? I’m going out, I don’t have time to check carefully, but a quick look for Romney’s father found a claim that he died in 1995. Inherited or given as estate planning, are we supposed to believe that Romney’s family, car company exec and Governor, didn’t help him at all with his business? (And didn’t hire a maid or anything for Ann Romney?)

  62. Here is why Obama is so determined to diminish the American role in the world, while elevating his own:
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    “I hesitate to say this, especially at a time when so many radicals from abroad have been reshaping American academia and even the mass media. So I will quickly add that this must be combined with a deep sense of American values, appreciation for the United States, and a refusal to adopt the stances of adversaries. The very fact that the United States is such an exceptional country is demonstrated precisely by the need to make some adjustments for comprehending how others from different types of societies act and view the world. Otherwise, as I point out in a new article that I invite you to read, “Bush and Obama Together At Last: In Misunderstanding the Middle East,” your vision isn’t going to work”

    Note: the author of this piece, Rubin, spotted the glaring flaw in Obamas approach to the middle east long before others did.

    http://pjmedia.com/barryrubin/2012/05/28/true-strategic-genius-what-edward-luttwak-teaches-us-about-america-and-the-world/

  63. I detest Axelrod. He planted PSD in Hillary’s campaign, spread the story that she wanted Obama assassinated and in the story which has not come out is a political blackmailer of the first order. And the fact that Hillary helped him with his disabled child merely confirms Bill’s point that there is no such thing as loyalty in politics.

    We shall see how good Axelrod is now, with a record to defend. My guess is–not that good. Not nearly as good as Carville or Rove. But now he is pitted head to head against Romney’s operative who, at first blush, looks fairly good. Much better than the revolving door of people McCain had who were the bete noir of his state campaign chairmen in 2008/
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    http://townhall.com/columnists/salenazito/2012/05/29/the_man_behind_mitt_romney

  64. You know, I look at a guy like Trump and I say he had his moment in the sun, he was all backswing and no follow through, and therefore he is no longer newsworthy.

    What I do care about is Edward Klein’s book which has succeeded in making a dent in the political universe where so many of its precursors, have been easily vilified and dismissed by our totalitarian big media.

    This book cannot be dismissed because it is a compilation of two hundred interviews of people who knew him–meaning first hand information, and portrait it reveals which was kept carefully hidden from the American People is of a man at war with the very values and identity which define this country. He is for that reason a destroyer of worlds, which makes it curiouser and curiouser that 90% of the african americans fully support him.

    This book is an object lesson to those who wish to consider themselves journalists on how to vet a political candidate. It shows up big media in the worst possible way, and I doubt their credibility will ever be what it once was. It is a goner.

  65. Now would be the right time for the Republicans to say its over for big media. Henceforth, we will have the debates on public television. I would bend them over and break their back while the opportunity to do so still exists.

  66. Yes, I know PSD was a scheduler in Hillaryland before she became campaign chairman, but somewhere along the way, probably in 2007 he got to her. I will bet you she has a big house and a big bank account now. And notice, she has disappeared from the scene.

  67. This is a very good American Crossroads anti-Bo ad called Public Equity.

    Contrasts the difference between losing jobs with private vs. PUBLIC (tax payer dollars) equity and points out how many jobs were lost when BO closed over 2,000 dealerships and continued investing in “green” energy despite knowing it was a “failing proposition.”

    admin, please embed if you can.


  68. “which makes it curiouser and curiouser that 90% of the african americans fully support him.’

    Not so, wbboei. Having worked with predominantly black and hispanic populations for several decades I can say unequivocally they HATE whitey and are delighted, as is BO, to see America brought to its knees by the tan man.

    I wish what I say was not true but it is.

  69. Quote of the Day
    “I have no interest in politics. Never have. Never will.”

    — First Lady Michelle Obama, on The View, when asked if she would ever run for office.

    ……………………

    Thank God.

  70. Get in the queue…you aint special….

    Kevin Costner on Obama snub: “I voted for O…stumped for him in Colorado. Then I never heard from him.”

  71. Not so, wbboei. Having worked with predominantly black and hispanic populations for several decades I can say unequivocally they HATE whitey and are delighted, as is BO, to see America brought to its knees by the tan man.
    ———————
    I agree with you Basil. The point I was making was rhetorical. But it is left wing whites who have taught them to feel that way. And that is the really insidious part. An extreme example is Father Pheglar of the Archi diocese of Chicago–a white sleezeball sky pilot with his collar turned around.

  72. “NY Times Confirms What WHI Said Long Ago – “Obama Loves Blowing The Hell Out Of People.”
    ********
    I read through that NHY piece and it’s just another story where the NYT writer is acting as a stenographer for Dear Leader’s ministry of propaganda. When I see this kind of shit in a “news” story, I know it’s a fraud.

    “Mr. Obama is the liberal law professor who campaigned against the Iraq war and torture, and then insisted on approving every new name on an expanding “kill list,****— it is the president who has reserved to himself the final moral calculation.”

    “*** Mr. Obama’s evolution since taking on the role, without precedent in presidential history, of personally overseeing the shadow war with Al Qaeda.”

    (This is the best!!!!)

    ” Aides say Mr. Obama has several reasons for becoming so immersed in lethal counterterrorism operations. A student of writings on war by Augustine and Thomas Aquinas, he believes that he should take moral responsibility for such actions.***

    The mental gymnastics that these Obama fluffers go thought trying to explain the behavior of a sociopath is mind numbing.

  73. On the other hand, perhaps they are right for the wrong reasons. Assume, for the sake of discussion, that in his socio-pathic mind that Obama fancies himself to be God; and then consider the following passage:

    “For Augustine, it is God ultimately who controls and guides the outcome of all wars ‘according to his pleasure.”

    That said, I doubt that Obama ever considered the philosophical condundrums that Augustine pondered. In his case, it is more like the ossified child behind the mask playing a computer game. That is how deep he is.

  74. wbboei,

    Agree completely.

    ‘But it is left wing whites who have taught them to feel that way.’

  75. The drones have been effective. The hypocrisy is that the lefties went nuts with Bush using said tactics, but give O a pass as usual. Strangely, his use of force on terrorists is one of his stronger arguments re foreign policy.

  76. WZ asks if this is legal? Blog lawyers, what say you?

    Attorney General Eric Holder, the IRS, and the liberal lawyers at the ACLU will brief several hundred pastors in the African American community on how to participate in the presidential election — which the Congressional Black Caucus chair expects will help President Obama’s campaign.

    “We will have representatives from nine denominations who actually pastor somewhere in the neighborhood of about 10 million people, and we’re going to first of all equip them with the information they need to know about what they can say and what they cannot say in the church that would violate their 501c3 status with the IRS,” Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, D-Mo., told MSNBC today.

    “In fact, we’re going to have the IRS administrator there, we’re going to have the Attorney General Eric Holder there, we’re going to have the lawyers’ organization from around the country, the ACLU — all giving ministers guidance about what they can and cannot do,” he noted.

    Cleaver said they would not tell pastors which candidate to support. They will let them know who to regard as the bad guys, though (hint: not Democrats). “We’re going to talk about some of the draconian laws that have cropped up around the country as a result of the 17 percent increase in African American votes,” Cleaver said, describing voter ID laws as a form of Jim Crow-style “poll tax” on seniors and black voters.

    The CBC chairman is confident that “President Obama is going to get 95 percent of the [African American] vote,” and wants to keep that turnout high. “We want to let them know that there is a theological responsibility to participate in the political process, at least in the Judeo-Christian tradition.”

    http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/holder-brief-black-pastors-campaign-2012/567501

  77. What the hell is happening with all these freaky attacks happening all over the place.

    The face eating guy in Florida yesterday.

    The Guy in NJ today who stabbed himself repeated, then threw his skin and intestines at police.

    The guy in Florida biting kittens lips off.

    Mystery rashes in Florida schools.

    Seriously getting freaked out, multiple reports from all over of people biting.

  78. A Palm Coast man is charged with cruelty to animals after his roommates’ kittens were maimed and at least one killed, according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

    A black and white one named Oreo had its lips bitten off and an ear burned, another was choked to death and others had their whiskers burned, the arrest report said. Two are unaccounted for.

    Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2012-05-29/story/kittens-maimed-least-1-dead-palm-coast-man-arrested#ixzz1wIQWIKC4

    Is there some kind of psychotic drug been spread in Florida because the weirdness coming out of there the last few days is just mad.

  79. moononpluto
    May 29th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    Get in the queue…you aint special….

    Kevin Costner on Obama snub: “I voted for O…stumped for him in Colorado. Then I never heard from him.”
    ————–

    No $hit Sherlock, that’s called a ‘One night stand’.
    Too bad, so sad…

  80. May Barry get his @$$ kicked in Texas, and all those Hillary voters that got their caucus votes stolen in 2008, I hope they pay him back tonight…
    ———-
    In tonight’s Texas primary, President Obama faces another set of red-state voters — and with it the possibility that some little known challenger could wrack up some significant portion of the Democratic vote.

    Challenging Obama for the Democratic primary nod will be John Wolfe, the Tennessee attorney who took over 40 percent of the primary vote in Arkansas, Florida author Darcy G. Richardson and Chicago investor Bob Ely.

    “I think the President might have some protest votes against him in the Texas Democratic primary today,” said Harold Cook, a veteran Democratic strategist in the state. “Many conservatives here vote in the Democratic primary, driven mostly by local contested races.” But he added, the vote has “absolutely no significance for November.”

    Matt Angle, another expert on Texas Democratic politics, concurred. ”In Texas, the people who don’t like Obama vote in the Republican primary,” he said.

    A look at the numbers suggests that Obama will perform better in Texas than in Arkansas, Kentucky and West Virginia — all states where he lost upwards of 40 percent of the Democratic primary vote. Even so, the Lone Star state could still cause the Obama campaign a bit of heartburn.

    Here’s why that protest vote will likely be smaller than it was in those three primaries.

    * Antipathy towards Obama in Texas does not go as far back as it does in those other states. In the 2008 Democratic primaries Obama nearly tied Hillary Clinton in Texas and won the state’s subsequent caucuses. Clinton won overwhelmingly in Arkansas, Kentucky, and West Virginia.

    Obama is not as unpopular in Texas as he is in the three states where he has performed poorly, according to Gallup. That said, his approval rating in the state is still below the national average. A recent Texas Tribune/University of Texas poll found Romney beating Obama in Texas by twenty points.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/will-obama-get-snubbed-again-in-texas-primary/2012/05/29/gJQAz7ePzU_blog.html

  81. MoonOnPluto, we hope the guy ripping out his intestines is not on some radical new diet. It seems rather too extreme a way to lose weight. 🙂

  82. “We want to let them know that there is a theological responsibility to participate in the political process, at least in the Judeo-Christian tradition.”
    ——————————
    Perhaps the author of this passage can cite me the biblical reference which says this. If not then I shall be constrained to say he made it up. Not the first time black pastors have led their flock down the primrose path to a future in which they will be worse off not better. And I know a couple black pastors, one of whom served as the best man at Rush’s wedding who will call them out on this. And there is one in New York City who is a pillar of the community and rejects this left wing crap too. This is Clyburn slime, made to look spiritual.

  83. MoonOnPluto, we hope the guy ripping out his intestines is not on some radical new diet. It seems rather too extreme a way to lose weight. 🙂
    ————————–
    It is the last stage of Bots Disease. It is not untreatable.

  84. moononpluto…evidently in the face eating case it was brought on by a new drug trend “bath salts” which is supposed to be like a cheap LSD effect

    http://miami.cbslocal.com/2012/05/28/causeway-cannibal-identified-fears-grow-over-drug-possibly-involved/

    the other thing that we are hearing about down here that is screwing kids up is “synthetic marijauna”

    …notice way more often than not…there is always the Florida connection…more nutcases concentrated here than New England, the Midwest and the West coast combined…

    …sorry to Floridians…but let’s face it, it’s true…(some good people too!)

  85. The thing that I will never get over is in 2008 we could have had the best, i.e. Hillary, and we ended up with the worst excuse for a leader this country has ever seen, i.e.Obama, and even to this day, after seeing the havoc he has wrought millions of ignornati think he is likeable because he is always grinning and will cast their ignorant vote accordingly–voting against their own interests in many cases.

  86. wbboei, it must be a full moon the last number of days and nights, for on my FB community the liberal loons have been pushing it hard; even with phony media reports to prove their golden calf is still the One. One of the prolific posters is a female and she keeps up the retort that she may be crazy, but crazy you can fix and stupid can not be fixes. They are such haters.

  87. Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) told The Hill, “I think the average American … hopes that this campaign will focus on competing visions for how to strengthen our economy, help create jobs and move the country forward.”
    ———————–
    I had this guy figured as a Marxist. But if this statement is any indication of how he thinks, then my impression about him was wrong. If you strip away all the partisan bullshit that really is the question. It is not about Bain, racism or whether the messiah can sprout wings and fly without the benefit of telebama.

  88. ShortTermer
    May 29th, 2012 at 9:04 pm
    ————————
    This is the cult mentality at work shortTermer. As it slowly dawns on them that their man is going to lose, they proclaim undying faith to the man and the cause that bought them here, and refuse to acknowledge the painful truth that from the beginning up to and including now they were bamboozled. To those who are abandoning the Titanic now, they say oh ye of little faith, it is my solemn duty to go down with the ship. Again they are deceived because their leader Obama has already courdoned off his own gold plated life boat, but that does not prevent him from telling everyone else to be brave and go down with the ship.

  89. ‘Vastly Overrated’
    2:42 PM, May 25, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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    Matt Continetti, writing for the Washington Free Beacon:

    We are rapidly approaching the moment at which Washington reevaluates the Obama campaign’s reputation for competence and expertise. Every week, one or several of Obama’s surrogates trip over their own words; every day, Jim Messina and David Plouffe and David Axelrod must scratch their heads in wonder at the mess they are creating. One gaffe is an isolated event. Two is an embarrassment. But three or more form a pattern, one that is damaging not only Obama’s precarious chances for reelection but also the fortunes of the Democratic Party. (snip)

    What Obama intended as an attack on the business practices of Bain Capital transmogrified into a debate over the fairness of that attack. The press hates hypocrites, and it did not take much digging to report that Obama raised more from private equity in the 2008 cycle than any other candidate, and that the president’s negative ad buy went up on the very day he held a $35,800 per plate fundraised in New York City with the president of private equity firm Blackstone.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/vastly-overrated_645870.html

  90. how many jobs were lost when BO closed over 2,000 dealerships

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

    BO closed dealerships? What kind? How?

  91. Whoever took and posted that picture is in full violation of HIPAA rules and fully deserves to lose their job and worse.

  92. Shadowfax, I’ve bern trying to find the percentage of John Wolfe’s vote in Texas as well without luck. I’ve emailed cousins who live in Houston but have not heard from them. If I get any info I’ll post it.

  93. During the primary my district director and I went to a meeting with the Texas democrat party on behalf of the Hillary campaign and listened to their convoluted explanations of how the Texas two step voting procedure would work. The first part was the bullshit caucus–where there were 2000 complaints of voter fraud and intimidation by obots. Then there was the primary. At that point we won 52 to 48. Then there was the convention, the Texas Democrat Party Chairman Boyd Richie corrupted the entire process and stole delegate votes from Hillary to Obama to erase our victory. Simultaneously, the rag muffin Pelosi dispatched staff people to the state to secretly shill for Obama while pretending to be neutral. We called one of Pelosi’s top donors and she denied it, but our intel was 100% solid, and after that it seemed to stop. Hillary had Dolores Huerta working for her and she was the brawn and the brains behind Caesar Chavez. Huerta was impressive and I could write an entire chapter about her.

  94. Today is JFK’s 95th birthday; a poster quotes him with “You can not negotiate with a person who says what is mine is mine, and what is yours is negotiable.”

  95. With 7189 of 8813 precincts reporting in the Texas Primary, Obama had 448,600 or 89% of the vote while John Wolfe had 26,140 votes or 5%. Darcy Richardson had 21,539 or 4% and Bob Ely had 12,128 or 2%.

    I forgot to get the source of this info. It is a Houston TV station.

  96. I guess the point is the Democratic Party in Texas is so goddamned corrupt that it defies explanation. I am not keen on the Bush machine either, but the Democrat party leadership are worse. Paradoxically, some of their duly elected representatives are admirable people. Go figure. My experience is limited however. This was just one stop on the campaign trail for me, and I have no doubt that others have a better understanding of the situation and will correct me if I am wrong. I was in Laredo, which was somewhat off the beaten track. But I have a close friend who went to one of the big cities–Houston I think. It was entirely out of control. In Laredo, the bots tore the door off the the gymnasium where the state monitors were esconsed. The bots were mad because the process was supposed to begin at 7 pm sharp, and they were ready to pull their little trick of taking over the caucus which they had been trained to do at camp Obama, but the officials were delaying because they could not figure out how the Texas two step procedure worked. We had to train our gotv captains so they were prepared for what the Obama snakes would throw at us. The precincts I monitored went overwhelmingly for Hillary, but they were really a side show. The worst cheating took place at El Paso and Houston.

    Put all that history in perspective, it is rather obvious why Wolf is not doing better there. It is a thugocracy.

  97. With 7189 of 8813 precincts reporting in the Texas Primary, Obama had 448,600 or 89% of the vote while John Wolfe had 26,140 votes or 5%. Darcy Richardson had 21,539 or 4% and Bob Ely had 12,128 or 2%.

    I forgot to get the source of this info. It is a Houston TV statio
    ——————
    Congratulations to Boyd Richie for cutting the throat of the party. Wolf was a better bet to win Texas against Romney than Obama will be.

  98. Texan Democrats must love them some Barack Obama…it would seem.
    ———————
    Yellow dogs.

  99. “Forward, the Light Brigade!”
    Was there a man dismay’d?
    Not tho’ the soldier knew
    Someone had blunder’d:
    Theirs not to make reply,
    Theirs not to reason why,
    Theirs but to do and die:
    Into the valley of Death
    Rode the six hundred.

    Nobel Peace Prize Guy Really Proud of Extra Judicial Killing

    By Larry Johnson on May 29, 2012 at 2:47 PM in Current Affairs

    Proof there is a God. Remember that Barack Obama who was given the Nobel Peace Prize back in 2009?

    The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 is to be awarded to President Barack Obama for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to Obama’s vision of and work for a world without nuclear weapons.

    What a frigging hoot that was! I wonder if the Norwegian Nobel Committee might be having some second thoughts in light of today’s New York Times piece:

    This was the enemy, served up in the latest chart from the intelligence agencies: 15 Qaeda suspects in Yemen with Western ties. The mug shots and brief biographies resembled a high school yearbook layout. Several were Americans. Two were teenagers, including a girl who looked even younger than her 17 years.

    President Obama, overseeing the regular Tuesday counterterrorism meeting of two dozen security officials in the White House Situation Room, took a moment to study the faces. It was Jan. 19, 2010, the end of a first year in office punctuated by terrorist plots and culminating in a brush with catastrophe over Detroit on Christmas Day, a reminder that a successful attack could derail his presidency. Yet he faced adversaries without uniforms, often indistinguishable from the civilians around them. . . .

    In interviews with The New York Times, three dozen of his current and former advisers described Mr. Obama’s evolution since taking on the role, without precedent in presidential history, of personally overseeing the shadow war with Al Qaeda.

    They describe a paradoxical leader who shunned the legislative deal-making required to close the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba, but approves lethal action without hand-wringing. While he was adamant about narrowing the fight and improving relations with the Muslim world, he has followed the metastasizing enemy into new and dangerous lands. When he applies his lawyering skills to counterterrorism, it is usually to enable, not constrain, his ferocious campaign against Al Qaeda — even when it comes to killing an American cleric in Yemen, a decision that Mr. Obama told colleagues was “an easy one.”

    So let me get this straight–Barry Obama has authorized at least 36 former advisors to discuss classified information and brag about what a swell job he is doing of ordering U.S. citizens to be murdered. You can call the extra-judicial execution of U.S. citizen Anwar Al-awlaki justified homicide, but if George W. Bush had pulled a stunt like that you can bet your sweet ass that the left would be up in arms denouncing him as a war criminal and murderer. So let’s be consistent. Right? Obama is a murdering war criminal?

    Here is the reality of what Obama is doing–he has continued the policies of George W. Bush, both the good and the bad:

    As for those who could not be transferred or tried but were judged too dangerous for release? Their “disposition” would be handled by “lawful means, consistent with the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States and the interests of justice.”

    A few sharp-eyed observers inside and outside the government understood what the public did not. Without showing his hand, Mr. Obama had preserved three major policies — rendition, military commissions and indefinite detention — that have been targets of human rights groups since the 2001 terrorist attacks.

    But a year later, with Congress trying to force him to try all terrorism suspects using revamped military commissions, he deployed his legal skills differently — to preserve trials in civilian courts.

    What is clear from the New York Times is that the White House is working overtime to sell its claim of being the tough guy on terrorism. What is sickening about this starts with the bullshit award of the Nobel Peace Prize for simply being NOT GEORGE W. BUSH. Yet, once in power, Obama essentially kept intact the George W. Bush approach on combating international terrorism. If you are okay with killing Americans and holding prisoners indefinitely without recourse to the courts then Obama is the man for you.

    Making matters worse is how cavalier the White House is with classified information. Many of the Obama advisors, especially John Brennan, are going warp speed trying to manipulate the press and tell a heroic story of a mythical President that they want to bamboozle most Americans into believing exists. They tout Obama as gutsy, etc. Yet, when it came time to order the hit on Bin Laden, Obama took the chickenshit route out and dumped the onus on Admiral McRaven. Only when the “victory” was secured did he step up to take credit that did not belong to him.

    The New York Times piece is filled with information about classified, compartmented activities. I’m not going to spell out for you what is what. But this piece is damaging to our nation’s security. And it is written for what purpose? Promote the candidacy of Barry Obama. Disgusting

  100. Makes me wish I were part of the BO bunch and could or would have been able to vote in Texas today for Wolfe although I live in MO. If dead people can vote in my state for him I don’t see why I could not have voted in another state!

    I’m sure it did feel grat to vote for ABO today, Gonzotx.

  101. Lindsey Graham needs to call him out on this. This guy is a trembling tower of tapioca–no hero. But if you were to ask that waste of protoplasm at msnbc who does not believe soldiers who made the supreme sacrifice for this country are heroes, he would find it in his perverse lexicon of the English language to label a coward like Obama a hero. Johnson’s analysis is exactly on point, and the Republicans had better prove it. This is not a point they should concede. They should demonstrate that it is a lie.

  102. It really did.liberating. I don’t know the percentages but the repub lines were long, not so much dem voters I am on my phone, computer died

  103. Who was it that made the suggestion recently that when some “journalist” makes an “out there” claim, attack on Romney, or obviously biased report, or just a plain old flat lying spin about BO they should have their background vetted…what are their connections to Obama, etc. Someone suggested that if the media refused to vet BO, they themselves should be vetted.

  104. It really did.liberating. I don’t know the percentages but the repub lines were long, not so much dem voters I am on my phone, computer died
    ————————-
    a very good sign. Many who do not like Obama are simply staying home. Are they still doing the bullshit caucus? That could keep people away too, based on what happened in the last primary. Now would be an interesting comparison. How many voted in the democrat primary this time as opposed to 2008. Obama knows the story on that score, and it may not be so pretty. In that case, they will tout the the 88% number and ignore the low turnout. If there was low turnout with the dims and high turn on with the repubs that has real ramifications for the general election.

  105. Ralph Hall, House’s oldest representative, beats Tea Party challenger in Texas GOP primary
    By Chad Pergram

    Published May 29, 2012

    FoxNews.com

    Rep. Ralph Hall, R-Texas, the oldest member of the House of Representatives, won a GOP primary battle Tuesday to tea party challenger Steve Clark.
    ——————————
    I knew Ralph while he was still a democrat. He is one of the finest people you will ever meet.

  106. Interesting……..

    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/229959-former-dem-rep-artur-davis-switches-to-gop

    Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis of Alabama is officially leaving the party for the GOP, he announced Tuesday.

    “Wearing a Democratic label no longer matches what I know about my country and its possibilities,” Davis wrote on his website after lamenting that “this is not Bill Clinton’s Democratic Party.”

    ………………….

    Now there is a slap at Obama if I ever saw one

  107. I was doubly surprised when I saw a picture of Democratic Rep Artur Davis because he is a black man. Must be pretty disappointed in his Master to switch parties.

  108. Today, well into primaries of the year 2012, Romney has clinched the GOP nomination. Thank you Repubs for [mostly] letting your voters decide. Democrats in 2008 had no such luxury because Barack Obama’s ascension to the nomination was predetermined. Consider that both MA Senators Kennedy and Kerry endorsed Obama long before most of us cast our primary vote. Here’s the report on Kerry’s absolutely unsubtle approach. It is dated 10 January 2008:
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22590831/ns/politics-decision_08/t/kerry-endorses-obama-president/

    UNFORGETTABLE?
    UNFORGETTABLE.

  109. Longtime Rep. Reyes defeated in Texas Democratic primary – The Hill’s Ballot Box
    …President Obama had endorsed Reyes, an eight-term House member, in the contest and former President Bill Clinton had campaigned in the district for him. Reyes, however, was also targeted by the Campaign for Primary Accountability, the anti-incumbent super-PAC, which spent nearly $361,000 opposing him and Rep. Ralph Hall (R) in Texas. Hall, however, survived his GOP primary challenge Tuesday night. Last night, Reyes blamed the super-PACs ad blitz and what he said was a “nasty, dirty campaign” run by his opponent for his defeat, the El Paso Times reported.
    The Texas lawmaker had criticized the super-PAC’s tactics throughout the race, telling The Hill last week that “smearing and sliming good people works in the current political climate. They’re not afraid of putting misinformation out there because there aren’t any consequences,” Reyes had alleged.
    O’Rourke, has not held elected office above the El Paso city council, according to reports, but is expected to win in November in the heavily Hispanic and Democratic district. With his 50 percent tally, he also managed to avoid a runoff.
    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/dem-primaries/229967-longtime-rep-reyes-loses-dem-primary-challenge-in-texas

  110. I am a regular reader and occassional contributor. I don’t know whether this article was ever covered on this blog. But it is new to me. It lines up precisely and adds depth to the ongoing point made here by WBBOEI and others and elsewhere about Obama’s narcissism (to which we can probably add being a sociopath)

    http://www.faithfreedom.org/obama.html

    The fascinating thing is the extension to an explanation of the ongoing power of Mohammed (also a narcissist) to inspire violence and the facilitating role of key women

    Altogether fascinating

  111. Kay
    May 30th, 2012 at 9:36 am
    —————————-
    Yes, that is what we are dealing with Kay. You are right on. The first to make that diagnosis was SHV on this blog when we were debating whether Obama is a leftist. Then Krauthammer made the same diagnois without describing what that really meant, so people were inclined to think he merely had a big ego. Both of them are doctors. Then I came across the videos by the Israeli psychologist who is billed as the worlds premier expert on the subject of narcissism. He addressed what this means–the angry ossified child behind the mask of omnipotence invented to protect the child from a dislocating childhood, and more important, what happens in the act out stage when his ambitions are thwarted and he turns on everybody. The article you posted falls in line with all of this. I am guessing it will play out that way and it will be more overt than subtle, assuming Romney not only wins but it is a landslide. Or, it might also happen if the election is razor close, and he loses. One thing is for sure. We are dealing with a very unstable man.

  112. Before the moment passes, I am eager to know whether the turn-out in the Democrat primary was as large as it was in 2008. To me that is a far more important point than whether Obama opponents received only 12% of the vote. If he cannot get democrats out to vote, then that will produce a result similar to 2010. The evidence to date is antecdotal, i.e. the democrat lines were much shorter than the republican lines, so I would be inclined to put the burden of proof on Boyd Ritchie and his ilk and say prove to me that the turn-out was as high as it was in 2008, because our evidence indicates the turnout was low in comparison. Give me hard numbers.

  113. wbboei 10:48

    I think another stat you need to know is how many actually selected him for President vs, the number that voted for the rest of the Dems.

    I went out and voted for other Dems in other positions that I want on the General Ballot, but all I could do was leave the President blank. So in NM if 10,000 voted, and he got only a 5,000 votes, that is significant.

    It would also depend on that stat as to how those stats should be interpreted.

    I respect your opinions always, and someday I would have like to know who you are. You certainly run in a very important circle of Dems.

  114. In other words, give me the number and spare me the bullshit explanations by dimocrat spin doctors like Professor Larry Sabato who is as far in the tank for Bambi as Holland Keating the ethically challenged pollster for CNN. If one of these lackies says the turn-out was low in Texas because all the Dims were sure Obama would get the nomination, then I will say you do not know what you are talking about because you were not there in 08 and you did not see the intimidation and harassment by Obama supporters that was endemic and a more plausible hypothesis would be that those same people are afraid to turn out and cast their votes for another candidate, for fear of what may happen to them. Yes, there is fear and apprehension in the Democrat party in Texas, and that has a chilling effect upon the behavior of the electorate–especially with that bullshit 2 step caucus system which borders on the farcical.

  115. correction: with that bullshit 2 step caucus system which officials do not understand and is so easily manipulated to suppress the will of the majority.

  116. NMFan
    I went out and voted for other Dems in other positions that I want on the General Ballot, but all I could do was leave the President blank. So in NM if 10,000 voted, and he got only a 5,000 votes, that is significant.

    I talked to the guy at the election office and it turns out in CA that is the only choice I will have as a registered Dem too.

    That’s why I am still wondering the difference between not checking the only Pres. box, or being called an ‘uncommitted’, or are they the same?

  117. yheitman
    May 30th, 2012 at 3:26 am

    I was doubly surprised when I saw a picture of Democratic Rep Artur Davis because he is a black man. Must be pretty disappointed in his Master to switch parties

    I love watching people wake up. 🙂

  118. Jay Cost is a Republican strategist. He diagnoses what is fundamentally wrong with the Democrat Party, and why it no longer serves the public interest.

    He notes that Bill Clinton saved the party from itself and charted a moderate course which appealed to the electorate.

    However, those that came after him have returned to the old ways which benefit only the coalition, not the people.

    That is especially true with that cipher Obama. For example, the vaunted stimulus was not a stimulus for the economy in general but a pay off to constituent groups like the black caucus, planned parenthood, etc. and will put the rest of us in debt.

    These patronage systems are based on the notion of more, and when the economic system sputters as it did in the depression, the big city machine can no longer deliver. We may be at that point. If you have 10 minutes, this is worth listening to.

    http://www.redstate.com/tex_whitley/2012/05/30/jay-cost-talks-spoiled-rotten/

  119. This article based upon another at NewYork magazine.

    Barack Obama, Naked Political Animal

    …The campaign is making no secret that the original Obama brand, with its “Hope and Change” and “post-politician” labels, was just for laughs. Cornered by the lousy economy over which he presides, Obama will fight viciously to stay in office, changing the subject to Mitt Romney and hoping voters come to view the GOP candidate as just a slightly better than choice than Hitler….

    http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2012/05/30/barack-obama-naked-political-animal/

  120. wbboei
    May 30th, 2012 at 10:40 am

    Kay
    May 30th, 2012 at 9:36 am
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    Yes, that is what we are dealing with Kay. You are right on. The first to make that diagnosis was SHV on this blog when we were debating whether Obama is a leftist. Then Krauthammer made the same diagnois without describing what that really meant, so people were inclined to think he merely had a big ego. Both of them are doctors. Then I came across the videos by the Israeli psychologist who is billed as the worlds premier expert on the subject of narcissism. He addressed what this means–the angry ossified child behind the mask of omnipotence invented to protect the child from a dislocating childhood, and more important, what happens in the act out stage when his ambitions are thwarted and he turns on everybody. The article you posted falls in line with all of this. I am guessing it will play out that way and it will be more overt than subtle, assuming Romney not only wins but it is a landslide. Or, it might also happen if the election is razor close, and he loses. One thing is for sure. We are dealing with a very unstable man.
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    What concerned me is the references in the article to Mohammed and the possibility of the adulation of the narcissist by his followers continuing long long after death (or being voted out in Obama’s case). If muslims can be raised to violence after 1400 plus years what have those who identify with Obama today got to offer us if he is in fact humiliated in a total landslide with the black minority isolated by their near total support for him. It could be seen and may be projected as a humiliation for their race? He will not go quietly into the night. His ego will demand some kind of salve. This creates the potential of an weeping sore in the American body politic for decades with the Al Sharptons etc of this world seizing the opportunity to press their agendas. I see great unhappiness

  121. WHITE HOUSE INSIDER: Obama In Serious Trouble – And That Makes Him Very Dangerous

    by Ulsterman

    “He owes them for everything. Everything he’s got – they gave to him. Everything. The guy’s Manchurian to the shoes on his feet.” -WHI

    Note: For the past two years we have been receiving information from a longtime Democratic Party operative who has worked at the highest levels of American politics -including direct access to presidential administrations. Once closely allied to the Clinton machine, and then later playing a significant role in helping to elect Barack Obama in 2008, this individual came to realize just how inept and dangerous was the then-newly elected President Obama and his circle of closest advisers, namely Valerie Jarrett. Since that time this insider has time and again shared information that has later proven accurate, including rampant White House infighting, re-election strategies, Obama’s strained relationship with Democrats in Congress and the U.S. military, and more personal details specific to Barack Obama the man – a figure who suffers from emotional extremes including depression and who spends far more time in his second floor White House study than he does working in the Oval Office as President of the United States.

    Here now is Part One of our most recent face to face interview with White House Insider…

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    UM: We agreed to a series of word associations to start this off. You still ok with that?
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    WHI: Sure – yeah. Fire away.

    UM: Mitt Romney.

    WHI: The next President of the United States. He better be – or…or people don’t know – they don’t realize how bad – how dangerous things will get. And fast.

    UM: Hillary Clinton

    WHI: Don’t trust her. Never have. I used to respect her…I still want to…Hope she proves herself – hope she does the right thing and stays the f-ck away from this administration when she leaves. IF she leaves.

    UM: Bill Clinton

    WHI: (Long Pause)

    …..Disappointment. But he might surprise us yet. He…he could be playing this about right. Maybe. He’s still got game, but word is…he gets tired fast. Ain’t got the focus…I’d still count him as a friend though. Yeah – I would.

    UM: -Name Deleted- (Wall Street Insider)

    WHI: God bless him. And I mean that. What he’s going through…tough little son-of-a-b-tch. I’ve come to love that man. He still scares the sh-t out of me too. But man oh man…no way we could have kept at this without him. He’s pushed this-this…whatever we call what we’ve been doing here…he’s legitimized it. Protected it. Protected us. I don’t know if you’ll ever know how much…he don’t talk about it…but I know. I’m seeing things in the news everyday now – just about everyday…I read the headline and smile. It’s him. He’s doing it. Will it be enough? (shrugs) Maybe. Maybe not. But g-dammit I’m sure as hell grateful we got him on our side.

    UM: Valerie Jarrett

    WHI: Most dangerous woman in America. Bar none. She’s the conduit – Obama and Chicago.

    UM: Michelle Obama

    WHI: Second most dangerous woman in America. And both those ladies…they scare the hell out of the president. I was told he hates them both – on some level. Hates them both. Now I don’t – I won’t pretend to know the psychology behind that kind of thing…but it don’t take a degree to know whatever it is they got there…it’s all kinds of f-cked up.

    UM: Eric Holder

    WHI: Borrowed time. Tough-tough-tough. Smart. You know…now don’t take this the wrong way here now…I come to respect him on some level. Not saying I like the man – not in the least. But he has managed to intimidate enough people…use the machine to his advantage…the guy is good. Real good. And that is horrible for the country. That’s why I have been saying for – since we started this. The guy has got to go. Got to be forced out – removed…whatever. I called him Obama’s firewall…long time ago. Right? Day one that’s what I called him. Obama’s firewall. Jarrett’s firewall. Jarrett has kept him in place. Confirmed that. There was a moment…last year. Late last year. Talks within the administration – they were getting heat from some of the boys on the Hill. Wanted the bad P.R. that was surrounding the DOJ to be put to bed long before the election year stuff ramped up. Take their licks and then move on. So they wanted Eric Holder to step down. Put a fresh face in there.

    (Pause)

    You mind if I go on about this for a bit?

    UM: Go ahead – please proceed.

    WHI: So…where was it? Where was I?

    UM: Members of Congress wanted Holder gone. Before the election year started.

    WHI: Right – that’s it. They – not a big group of them…but some big names. Handful of them telling the White House…they were worried the hearings might catch on with the public…Fast and Furious – they didn’t want to contend with that situation during an election year. So they wanted Holder out. They made that clear – made it very clear to the White House.

    …then Jarrett got word of it. Real quick of course because almost everything that is to get to the president she approves of first. I told you that – two years ago. Before almost anyone even knew who the hell Valerie Jarrett was, right? She is management in the White House. She has the veto power over who gets in and who stays the f-ck out. So she got word of these particular Democrats – a Senator in particular who the rest of them were hiding behind. And she brought the wrath of God down on that poor bastard. There was a meeting. The two of them. Face to face. He was at the White House on something totally unrelated – but she had someone send him up to the second floor – her office upstairs. The real West Wing in the Obama White House…and she absolutely destroyed a United States Senator and she didn’t give a sh-t who overheard it. The man left her office…he was pale. Shaking like-like one of them poor palsy bastards.

    There had to have been a threat made. On him. On his family. Money. Something. And she must have made it absolutely clear to the guy she was not playing around. And there has not been a word about Holder stepping down from those people since. This Senator you see – the others were hiding behind him. They figured he had enough…hell I woulda thought the same damn thing. The guy is a f-cking institution. She left him pale and shaking and once he backed off – the others went running for cover.

    You ask me about Valerie F-cking Jarrett? That’s Valerie Jarrett and her relationship to the Obama White House. She IS the Obama White House. Even Michelle defers to her – and that woman…she’s a hard unlikeable…I won’t use that word…but even she defers to Jarrett.

    (Pause)

    UM: Back to the word association…Barack Obama.

    WHI: Dangerous.

    UM: Please elaborate.

    WHI: Barack Obama is in serious trouble – and that makes him very dangerous.

    UM: Talk about that trouble – explain that.

    WHI: Not just political…the election. It’s what losing…if he loses there are people who are gonna be…extremely disappointed. Back to Chicago.

    (Pause)

    You remember when I was telling you how I took some trips – I was in Chicago regularly for a while…how I kept seeing Obama operatives. They were everywhere? You remember that?

    UM: Yeah. –comment deleted—

    WHI: Leave that part out…now remember, this was long before Obama’s campaign headquarters were announced, right? When I was telling you that? How I thought it was weird they were everywhere? A president…the re-election team normally stays in D.C. But I was seeing them all overChicago…and later of course…we find out the re-election headquarters is in Chicago. Now why is that? Media never chased that one. That’s different. Odd. Shoulda got some more attention – hell like a lot of things, right? But it was another Back to Chicago moment for these people – Obama. All of them. The whole thing…the whole operation.

    Why do we got a sitting president who resides inWashingtonDC…why is his re-election headquartered in Chicago? That make sense to you?

    UM: No – but very little about this administration makes sense to me.

    WHI: Fair enough – fair enough. I get that.

    Well…then it hits me. Dumbass like me- sometimes I gotta get hit over the head with it before I figure it out. They are back in Chicago because the ones who invested in this whole thing…Obama’s career…all the way to the White House…they were getting nervous. They want a return on this investment, so they want the re-election efforts…they want all of that right under them so they can keep it close. So they can jerk Obama’s chain if they need to. Because if Obama doesn’t get that second term…the plan is left unfinished and in danger of being undone. And they are gonna be pissed. And that scares the sh-t out of Barack Obama. He owes these people. He owes them for everything. Everything he’s got – they gave to him. Everything. The guy’s Manchurian to the shoes on his feet.

    UM: Manchurian?

    WHI: Yeah – and I ain’t throwin’ that out there offhand. I mean it. He’s Manchurian to the shoes on his feet. Barack Obama. The President of the United States. He has been manufactured since day one. Day f-cking one. And I don’t mind sayin’ it like that. Not one bit because it’s true. And I’ll tell you this too – you stay the hell out of Chicago. Don’t even think about touching down there. And that comes from the Old Man himself.

    Too dangerous. Way too f-cking dangerous. For me. For you. For any of us.

    UM: You’ve turned into a full blown conspirator.

    WHI: You call it whatever the f-ck you want. I’ll call it this…I’ll say it…what it really is. John 9:30.

    UM: What?

    WHI: (Smiles) John 9:30 You go look it up. I been getting religion lately son. For real. I was never one for praying…but I am praying every damn day now. Praying for all of us. My own f-cking redemption. Yours. Mine. This country that’s hanging by a thread like nobody knows. And my eyes have been opened.

    Look – I ain’t joking around here. You stay out of Chicago. That’s not just me sayin’ that. That’s comin’ from the Old Man. We’re takin’ our ball and going home on that one. No more.

    UM: How’d you know?

    WHI: Don’t bother asking that. Move this along.

    UM: Who are these people?

    WHI: We’ve discussed them. It’s all there. Most of it anyways…that’s the most frustrating thing really. It’s all there. You’ve touched on it…others have done it in a lot more detail than you have. No offense…but there’s been others who have really put a lot of it together. But you’ve got the basics down…the unions are big in it. They own him. Obama. They own him. Globalists. Jarrett is in that. Obama was taught day one to hate America, right? So Big Labor, the globalists, the socialists, the communists, Green Energy…all that bullsh-t is just a different side of the same f-cking face. It’s all the same. And Barack Obama is their creation.

    (Pause)

    You did something on the…the drone story, right? How Obama loves to use those drones. His kill list? The Times did a write up on that?

    UM: Yes – I…just yesterday. Obama’s interest in personally giving the go ahead to bomb specific targets using drones.

    WHI: Right – now ask yourself this…why is a president so consumed by this one little part of the job? Now that may sound…I don’t mean to dismiss the taking of human life as a little part of the job…but hell…fact is…I don’t know of a president who has ever taken such…personal interest…I’m gonna come right out and call it pleasure, ok? Barack Obama takes personal pleasure in using those drones. Now why is that? ‘Cause that kind of obsession – that ain’t normal. He’s a lazy slob of a president – but that damn drone program has his full attention. He love’s the sh-t outta those godd—mn drones. He spends hours watching television, or flying around giving another speech – but he don’t miss one of those kill meetings.

    So ask yourself – WHY? And I’ll tell ya that once you figure out that, then you see the big picture. You see what’s going on here – you see the payoff. You see how odd things he’s said in the past…how they now make a hell of a lot more sense now. You see what a second Obama term really means for us. You see why the military is getting more and more nervous about this guy…you see why it’s got somebody like the Old Man so upset and so damn afraid. You have…just like I did…you have your own John 9:30 moment.

    (Pause)

    …Obama loves them drones. He has made them a personal priority above all else.

    The question that is also the answer to so much of this then – is WHY? From there…I got the goods…I told you what their re-election plan was. How they are gonna use race, division, chaos…that’s the re-election plan. Folks are talking now…from inside the administration. And they are afraid. Sh-t ain’t right. Where they wanna take us – and it’s got people upset. Military had wind of it first…the Old Man knew…now it’s spreading. Not about the election campaign -the second term plan. There’s denials being sent back…but nobody trusts them now. And the ones who do…they are in on it themselves. Others…like me…you might see us smilin’ and noddin’…but know that’s just the public face we are putting on. We gotta do that to maintain access. Don’t let that throw you – you’re gonna see more and more of that in the coming months. That just needs to be done. We lose our access…makes it a hell of a lot tougher to plan, right? So you may see me saying one thing…I’m doing it different. You gotta trust me on that. There will come a time in all of this…it’s gonna get tough, it’s gonna get weird…you’re gonna feel used up. Betrayed. When we reach that point, and we will – I’m tellin’ you now – we will reach that point…trust is what will keep it all together. If we don’t have that…they win. And if they win – we all are gonna lose and lose hard.

    The country’s really in the sh-t now…and the papers runnin’ low…

    _____________________

    PART TWO OF THIS INTERVIEW COMING SOON

  122. He notes that Bill Clinton saved the party from itself and charted a moderate course which appealed to the electorate.

    However, those that came after him have returned to the old ways which benefit only the coalition, not the people.

    That is especially true with that cipher Obama. For example, the vaunted stimulus was not a stimulus for the economy in general but a pay off to constituent groups like the black caucus, planned parenthood, etc.

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

    Well, some Democrats since Bill have PRETENDED TO return to the old ways of FDR etc. Dunno about Kerry, Gore was sincere, but Obama has only offered fascist cronyism in teh guise of fake lip service to the old Democratic ways.

    How was the stimulus a payoff to Planned Parenthood? In any case, Obama’s letting Catholic institutions stop the contraceptive benefits they’ve been giving for years, will hurt PP by increasing their load without any incrase in funding.

  123. That’s why I am still wondering the difference between not checking the only Pres. box, or being called an ‘uncommitted’, or are they the same?

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

    No. For anti-Obama, ‘uncommitted’ is much better! It sends delegates who are not committed to Obama but could use their own judgement at the convention, voting for Wolfe or whoever, even on the first ballot.

    It also sends the clear message that you as a voter are AGAINST Obama, not just leaving it blank because you’re careless or undecided.

  124. This is a comment over at Ulsterman’s on this topic:
    Why Is Barack Obama Hiding His College Records?

    NameBM
    May 29, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    There is no mystery to the college records, there is just plain ignorance.

    To anybody with any experience of applying to Ivy League schools, there is ONLY ONE WAY a below average student from Continental can be transfered to Columbia.

    He is a foreign student.

    Now let’s be clear also. Obama did not attend Columbia. What he attended was an extension school of Columbia. One of those “Columbia” specific programs open to only foreigners.

    This is something few people know. ALL the major schools have specific “schools” within their main apparatus specially designed to provide a “taste” of American schooling to foreign students. This is a highly proffecient money machine for these schools.

    Mostly because the tuitions are paid by foreign governments and by the American governement(American Taxpayers).

    The purpose of these schools or programs are to give the foreign elite spawns an American experience in exchange for a shiny diploma from said school.

    The education is not the purpose. The purpose is to have the foreign elite of tomorrow experienced the American life for a year and to have an American stamps on their resume.

    It is also to have the best and brightest of America counting among their Alumni the foreign elite of tomorrow.

    It is also obvious that Obama went in Harvard not on the strength of his college record but on a “legacy” application. Meaning sons and daugthers of previous alumnis are prioritized. And since his tuitions were paid (via help from the Saudi Royals) and sine he was highly recommended from teaching professors, he was in.

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/05/29/why-is-barack-obama-hiding-his-college-records/

  125. Michelle Obama isn’t the next Hillary Clinton NO $HIT Sherlock!

    (CNN) – The wife of the last Democratic president served as a U.S. senator after leaving the White House and is now the most powerful woman in the country. The wife of the current president, however, says she has other plans.

    Asked on “The View” Tuesday if she would ever seek office herself, first lady Michelle Obama said she had no interest in politics.

    “Absolutely not,” Obama said when asked if she would ever run for political office.

    The first lady continued, “I am not interested in politics, never have been. One of the things you learn after 48 years of life, you know what your passions and your gifts are.”


    And what are your ‘gifts’ MO?

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/29/michelle-obama-isnt-the-next-hillary-clinton/

  126. AP: Two killed and three injured in a shooting incident in Seattle’s University District

  127. via help from the Saudi Royals)
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    We have known this since 2007. The question is why did the Saudi Royals (who have two endowed chairs at Harvard) support Obama? There is a story there and it has yet to be told.

  128. AP wants to get prostitutes away from its DC bureau
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    Why? Because they can’t stand the competition?

  129. Romney Rebounds Among Women, While Obama’s Favorability Slips
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    A sharp advance among women has boosted Mitt Romney to his highest favorability rating of the presidential campaign – albeit still an unusually weak one – while Barack Obama’s personal popularity has slipped in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll.

    Obama still beats Romney in favorable ratings overall, by an 11-point margin, 52 vs. 41 percent. But that’s down from 21 points last month, giving Romney the better trajectory. And both get only even divisions among registered voters, marking the closeness of the race between them.

    See PDF with full results, charts and tables here.

    This survey comes after a period in which Romney’s chief GOP competitors withdrew from the Republican race and lined up behind his candidacy. Romney clinched his party’s nomination in Texas last night.

    All Romney’s gains have come among women – up by 13 percentage points in personal popularity from last month, while Obama’s lost 7 points among women. (Views among men have been more stable.) Obama’s rating among women, 51 percent favorable, still beats Romney’s 40 percent – but again that margin is far smaller than what it was six weeks ago.

    An ABC/Post poll last week found improvement for Romney in vote preferences among married women. This survey finds that his gains in personal favorability, instead, come predominantly among unmarried women, who saw him uncommonly negatively earlier this spring.

    This poll, produced for ABC by Langer Research Associates, finds that Obama’s ratings among all adults are slightly positive, 52-45 percent favorable-unfavorable, vs. 56-40 percent last month. Romney is numerically underwater (albeit not by a significant margin), 41-45 percent – but up from his 35-47 percent score last month. Forty-one percent favorable is a new high for him, by a scant 2 points from January. It’s his first foray above the 40 percent line.

    Romney’s 35 percent favorability in April was the weakest on record for a presumptive presidential nominee in ABC/Post polls in primary seasons since 1984. While he’s since gained 6 points overall, he’s still less popular than most previous eventual nominees at this stage of a presidential campaign. Only one has been this low in comparable data – but that one, Bill Clinton in 1992, did go on to win.

    Obama’s popularity, meanwhile is the same as George H.W. Bush’s in June 1992, the year Bush lost re-election. On the other hand Obama’s rating is 2 points from Ronald Reagan’s in early 1984 and George W. Bush’s in 2004, both re-election winners.

    GROUPS – In addition to women, Romney’s gained 9 points among moderates from a month ago (albeit just to 39 percent favorable, vs. Obama’s 58 percent in this group) and 9 points among Republicans (to 78 percent favorable).

    In addition to losing ground among women, Obama’s popularity has dropped by a slight 8 points, to 45 percent, among independents, classically the swing voters in presidential elections. Fifty-two percent of independents see him unfavorably, putting him numerically underwater in this group for the first time since December. Romney is at 40-46 percent favorable-unfavorable among independents, also numerically in negative territory.

    Neither candidate manages majority popularity among registered voters. Obama’s slipped to a 49-48 percent favorable-unfavorable rating in this group, after achieving majority favorability among registered voters in three of the past four months. Romney’s at 44-44 percent, up 8 percentage points in favorable ratings among registered voters since March, albeit not quite at a new high; he hit 45 percent, his best to date, in January.

    Differences between registered voters and the general public reflect slightly higher voter registration among Republicans.

    Finally, while Obama’s clearly had a tougher month than his GOP opponent, he retains bragging rights in one area beyond overall favorability – strength of sentiment. His strong critics and his strong fans are roughly evenly divided, at 31 and 29 percent, respectively. Romney, for his part, is seen more strongly negatively than strongly positively by a 9-point margin, 24 vs. 15 percent. But again, that’s eased from a 17-point gap in March.

    METHODOLOGY – This ABC News/Washington Post poll was conducted by landline and cell phone May 23-27, 2012, among a random national sample of 1,021 adults. Results have a margin of sampling error of 3.5 points. The survey was produced for ABC News by Langer Research Associates of New York, N.Y., with sampling, data collection and tabulation by SSRS/Social Science Research Solutions of Media, Pa.

  130. registered voters,
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    not a reliable criterion. Should be likely voters. Undecideds will go decidedly for Romney. The point is it is moving in the right direction–big time. The country is in economic free fall, therefore this is no time to stay the course. Focus on the trend line.

  131. New anti-=BO ad. Only thing I don’t like ( as is my opinion of all such ads) is that having only BO’s voice in the audio and presenting the counter arguments through only text is not, I think, as effective as someone speaking the words, as well.


  132. WHOA! Must read! David Paterson, Ny ex-gov, says BO may NOT be eleigible for the presidency but could have gotten away with it!

    Ex-Dem guv: Suppose Obama ‘not born in U.S.’
    Ponders scenario in which prez ‘got away’ with birth fraud

    Democrat personality David Paterson, former governor of New York and now a talk-radio host on WOR in New York City, has suggested Barack Obama could be ineligible for the Oval Office and “got away” with it.

    And Paterson compared Obama’s actions to those of Richard Nixon, which he likened to treason.

    On his show yesterday, he was asserting, along with NBC Chief White House Correspondent Chuck Todd, that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney should have distanced himself more from developer Donald Trump and his doubts about Obama’s eligibility.

    “Even if he wasn’t born in the United States at this point,” Paterson said. “It’s kind of like he got away with it.”

    He continued, “A lot of people get away with a lot of things.”

    Paterson compared Obama’s actions to those of President Richard Nixon.

    “We learned later that Nixon spied on Johnson’s Paris peace talks,” Paterson said. “That was actually an act of … uh … I mean it was against the interests of the U.S. government. You’ve got to say that before you would say it’s treason. But he got away with it. Decided it wasn’t a good thing to bring up at that particular time. Not only did he get away with it, he won the election.

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/05/ex-dem-guv-suppose-obama-not-born-in-u-s/?cat_orig=politics

  133. I have been a Greta fan from way back, but last night she tried to nail Trump’s ideas on the false BC and Barry’s lack of school records as some sort of wacko birther issue…the Donald likes Greta but let her have it both barrels…

    Good for Donald, I am glad he doesn’t sweep things under the rug that he thinks stink to high Heaven:

    This is a rush transcript from “On the Record,” May 29, 2012. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

    GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: Right now, Donald Trump is here, and there is blood on the floor. Donald Trump is headlining a brutal verbal boxing match, and Governor Mitt Romney is betting on the Donald. Trump is at the center of a new fight in the presidential race. Here is Donald Trump.

    Video:

    http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/on-the-record/2012/05/30/trump-obama-campaign-doesnt-birther-issue-all-and-neither-do-i

  134. Shadowfax:

    UM: Valerie Jarrett

    WHI: Most dangerous woman in America. Bar none. She’s the conduit – Obama and Chicago.
    ____________________

    Definitely ! She had got to go- NOW! One way or another… send in the Seals..
    _____________

    “and she absolutely destroyed a United States Senator and she didn’t give a sh-t who overheard it. The man left her office…he was pale. Shaking like-like one of them poor palsy bastards.”
    _____________

    Yup, they probably had generated a file on him with very recent photos of his wife in her daily routine, his kids taking pics of them within days of Jarret calling this senator into her office…
    No doubt about it- Our days are numbered…

  135. Mrs. S-

    Yup, Jarrett and Holder have to be dismissed. I can’t believe that any folks in Gov. would let Barry have a second term if his plan is to destroy our country.

    If Barry cheats his way to a second term, I will definitely get a gun for the first time in my life, and it will not be a girly gun either.

  136. The Republicans have yet to make Jarrett a central issue in the campaign. That will happen. She is Rasputin. Don’t think she has not made a lot of enemies along the way. And don’t think those enemies are not talking. There will be a gotterdamerung.

  137. wbboei
    May 30th, 2012 at 10:48 am
    Before the moment passes, I am eager to know whether the turn-out in the Democrat primary was as large as it was in 2008. To me that is a far more important point than whether Obama opponents received only 12% of the vote.
    &&&&&&&&

    We got our sample NJ ballot, and Obama is in the first column, OBVIOUSLY not my choice. Write-in, Hmmmm, I wonder, who, possibly, could I write in???

    Mickey Mouse?
    Jerry Garcia?
    Nobama??

    Ooops, almost forgot: HRC!!

  138. Shadowfax
    May 30th, 2012 at 4:11 pm
    I have been a Greta fan from way back, but last night she tried to nail Trump’s ideas on the false BC and Barry’s lack of school records as some sort of wacko birther issue…the Donald likes Greta but let her have it both barrels…

    &&&&&&&

    The NYT front page talked about Romney being upstaged by Trump’s bring up the “long-discredited view that the president is not a US citizen”.

    “long-discredited”??? If they are talking about that odd-looking “birth certificate” that did not bear up to scrutiny, but then was widely proclaimed by MSM to be “the ultimate proof”, then I laugh in their general direction.

    They did as good a job of scrutinizing the online birth certificate as they did vetting the know-nothing, paper trail-less, newby first term senator from Illinois.

    The Lame Stream Media is indeed the “state mouthpiece”; how dare we criticize tin horn dictators when we have one of our own.

  139. wbboei
    May 30th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    registered voters,
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    not a reliable criterion. Should be likely voters.

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

    Unless you’re thinking of the best-designed ‘likely voter’ filter, or all ‘likely voter’ polls use the same fiter, wouldn’t some filters give better results than ‘registered voters’, and some give worse? Have there been studies comparing such ‘likely’ vs ‘registered’ polls after the actual votes come in?

  140. rgb44hrc
    May 30th, 2012 at 5:07 pm
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    Amen.

    I have been helping a friend who is running a sheriffs race in east Texas, and today he called to report that his candidate won the primary. He will win the general election for sure.

    In the course of our discussion I asked him how the voter turn-out looked to him, on the other side, i.e. the democrats. He confirmed what gonzo said last night in her part of Texas, that the Republican turn out was much greater.

    But then I asked him how the early voting looked. He said of the 3000 voters who requested early ballots in his precinct, only 300 were democrats–that is 10%. The remaining 2700 were Republicans. That alone suggests which base is more energized.

    I then asked him how that compared with the Democratic turn-out in 2008. He said 30% of the early voters were democrat.

    If that rough estimate can be extrapolated to the rest of Texas, then hiding behind that glorious Obama win of 88% is the ugly fact that the voter turnout has slipped significantly.

    That to me is the more important issue, because if he cannot get the people to turn out, and if his cheating can be kept under control, then we are looking at a landslide victory for Romney.

    I am sure Ed Silver at NYT knows the truth here. I am equally sure that he will not reveal it if it is bad for Obama.

  141. admin, can you embed?

    I love the music to this new MR ad.

    The Promise of America. (I believe in America).

  142. Speaking of Ralph Hall, my friend reminded me of a joke he told me and my friend when we were together, which is typical corn pone humor which you learn to put up with. Ralph lamented the fact that his home town had not grown in 30 years because every time a baby was born a man left town. Yes, I know, not funny. I guess you had to be there.

  143. The question is why did the Saudi Royals (who have two endowed chairs at Harvard) support Obama?

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    Dunno, but if he’s a tool of the Saudi’s (among others), that could explain a bad record in picking green energy investments — ie deliberate bad picks, to waste and discredit the green competition to the Saudi’s oil.

  144. An interesting point in an interview I listened to today. The media CREATED Obama. Now that about sums it up. And it also explains why they will lie cheat and steal for him, until the last dog dies. For them, there is no such thing as truth. It is not in their vocabulary, and even if it were it would be a lie.

  145. The Lame Stream Media is indeed the “state mouthpiece”; how dare we criticize tin horn dictators when we have one of our own.

    —–

    Yip, and I too, hiss and snicker at their senseless and self-centered editorials they call News media. 😉

    My hope is that Romney picks Christie or Trump as VP so we can enjoy the smackdown of the Dear Leader for the rest of the Summer and Fall.

    No milquetoast please.

  146. Can someone get me a baseball bat and the person who did and leave me in a room with them for 5 minutes….

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2152198/Skin-bone-18lb-dog-abandoned-box-roadside-thinnest-RSPCA-seen.html

    A dog abandoned in a cardboard box by the side of the road has been described as the ‘thinnest dog ever seen alive’ by the RSPCA after being starved for two months.

    The Staffordshire cross, believed to be around two years old, weighed just 17.6lb – half the healthy weight for her breed – and was too weak to swallow any food or drink when she was found.

    …………………….

    I’m beginning to hate the human race with a passion, some people do not deserve to exist.

  147. wbb

    I then asked him how that compared with the Democratic turn-out in 2008. He said 30% of the early voters were democrat.

    Keep in mind that Barry running mainly unopposed to most registered Dems, many of them see no point in voting in the Primary and may vote in the General if the election seems to be turning towards Romney. I hope they all stay home in Nov. if they can’t vote for an R.

    I like to see the Dems that actually go to vote and not check off the ‘Barry box’, they are more likely to be Hillary supporters that never or finally decided to not toss a vote to the half black fraud.

  148. Mitt will still be handsome at the end of his first term when his hair is turned white like Bill’s.

    I wish he didn’t talk like such a ‘nice’ guy.

    He needs a big mouth at his side to kick the crap out of the liars and cheats.

  149. BS. Green energy does not work YET. It is not economically feasible. WHEN and IF it becomes feasible I will have no problem with it. Until then, stop wasting my tax payer dollars on pie-in-the-sky crony capitalism union payback schemes.

    The same country that is now going to ‘count our votes?” is distancing itself from green energy and much of Europe is likely to follow.

    WHY?

    Because the cost is “too d@mn high” as former NYC Gov candidate Jimmy McMillan famously said about NYC’s rent.

    Spain Ejects Clean-Power Industry With Europe Precedent: Energy
    By Alex Morales and Ben Sills – May 30, 2012 10:07 AM ET

    Spanish renewable-energy companies that once got Europe’s biggest subsidies are deserting the nation after the government shut off aid, pushing project developers and equipment-makers to work abroad or perish.
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    Saddled with a budget deficit more than twice the European Union limit and a ballooning gap between income and costs in its power system, Spain halted subsidies for new renewable-energy projects in January. The surprise move by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy one month after taking office helped pierce investor confidence in stable aid for clean energy across Europe.
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    Spain’s $69 billion of investment in power capacity from 2004 to 2011 was about triple the spending per capita in the U.S. in that period, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance data and U.S. Census Bureau population estimates. Most of the 2012-2013 spending will be for the legacy of projects approved before the aid cuts to wind, solar, biomass and co-generation.

    * – Spain’s unemployment rate is nearly 25% partly as a result of government overspending on unproven technologies like green energy. the people need food and cheap electricity, not “designer energy” manufacturers.

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    German Model

    In the 2000s, Spain copied the German clean-power aid model, as did nations from Portugal to Israel and Japan, increasing subsidies to a pinnacle in 2007. That’s when a law granted 444 euros ($556) a megawatt-hour for home rooftop solar panels feeding the power grid, compared with an average 39 euros paid to competing coal- or gas-fired power plants.
    By 2009, the consumer bill for clean-energy aid had risen to 6 billion euros a year, ahead of the 5.6 billion euros in Germany, whose economy is almost four times bigger, according to the Council of European Energy Regulators.

    After four successive reductions in subsidies since then, the government on Jan. 27 this year announced the moratorium on aid for new projects.
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    Solar Drag

    Solar energy was the biggest drag on the system, accounting for almost half of the annual 6 billion euros of liabilities and producing just above 2 percent of the power, said Eduardo Tabbush, an analyst in London at Bloomberg New Energy Finance.
    With peak electricity demand at less than half of capacity, the country doesn’t need more power plants, he said. Spain has a capacity of 99 gigawatts, and peak demand of 44 gigawatts.

    Spain’s power-system debt swelled to 23 billion euros as successive governments set electricity prices for consumers that didn’t cover the revenue utilities booked. Even with January’s moratorium, the electricity system racked up another 762 million euros of debt in the first two months of the year, according to the energy regulator.

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-05-29/spain-ejects-clean-power-industry-with-europe-precedent-energy.html

  150. Shadowfax,

    Earlier today I saw a clip of MR attacking Kennedy during a 1994(?) Mass. Governor race debate and he was on fire!

    I hope he still has that passion and I did see glimpses of it during the primary. I understand he is very competitive. By the way his team has kept up with BO the past few months it seems he has a number of tricks up his sleeve.

    One thing I admire about him is he has kept an unruffled, steady demeanor throughout the past year. IMHO that’s a good quality to have. From seeing the clip against TK I now thin he also has the ability to strike when the time is right, unlike McCain.

  151. Basil, I do think Mitt has the demeanor of a President but I hope he doesn’t shy away from a fight like McCain did and in the end just roll over. I actually like that Trump is coaching him in the background. 😉 I expected McCain to continue to be a hero, but he seemed like a tired old Gramps in the election. Poor Sarah needed some support there.

  152. Shadowfaxs,

    Go to Fox – I think I saw the clip around 8:30 – and check the clip.

    I think MR, unlike McCain, is a seasoned businessman who knows how to negotiate and knows far more than JM when to sit back and when to strike.

    Have you ever seen thw reality show Shark Tank? MR remids me of one of the payers. Very cool, laid back, nice looking, low -key, but when it’s time to compete, i.e. get the deal he goes for the jugular. We saw MR do that with NG and some here di not like it. Personally, I think it showed MR has what it takes to wipe the floor with BO’s scrawny butt.

    Also, remember MR has been a “minority” working in the real world for decades. As a Mormon he has experience all kinds of bigotry. I think that may have helped him develop a thick skin.

    Finally, while MR was not my first choice (Guiliani failed to show up this round and HRC decided to sit this one out, so far) I do think he will go toe to toe with the grifter in chief and I think he can win.

    ABO.

  153. Yes, he needs to headhunt Obama and not just to score points with the base and the indies. He needs to do it because Obama is mentally fragile, and when Romney delivers some good head shots and body blows to Obama, he will have Obama staggering on the ropes. But he will also have to keep one eye of the big media moderators, and when they overreach he must call them on it as Gingrich did.

    To carry forward the analogy, I want Trump to be his boxing manager and handler–whispering in his ear, every time Obie throws a right he he drops his left hand so slip the punch, move in close, nail him in the kisser and watch go down for the count.

  154. With peak electricity demand at less than half of capacity, the country doesn’t need more power plants, he said. Spain has a capacity of 99 gigawatts, and peak demand of 44 gigawatts.

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

    So why is this a bad situation? Oh … Bloomberg.

  155. Keep in mind that Barry running mainly unopposed to most registered Dems, many of them see no point in voting in the Primary and may vote in the General if the election seems to be turning towards Romney. I hope they all stay home in Nov. if they can’t vote for an R.

    I like to see the Dems that actually go to vote and not check off the ‘Barry box’, they are more likely to be Hillary supporters that never or finally decided to not toss a vote to the half black fraud.
    ——————–
    Perhaps. You could argue that there was a real choice in 2008 whereas now he is not so why show up. I see something deeper here however, and that is a general reluctance by many to turn out, because they do not support the left turn which Obama represents. This trend will be most keenly felt in the rural areas. However, you are also seeing signs of it with donors who are unwilling to open their wallets. The mantra could be the mirror image of what Axelrod argued in ’08 which is we would rather capture the party–in this case re-capture it than win the election because we are thinking long term. I also suspect that some very liberal people are totally disgusted with his abandonment of liberal values and will stay home. To me this is so elementary that I do not see why it is apparently a struggle for so many democrats. When Bush went off the deep end, I was only too happy to jump ship. I was willing to try the other party, and found in Hillary someone any decent American could believe in.

  156. Keep in mind that Barry running mainly unopposed to most registered Dems, many of them see no point in voting in the Primary and may vote in the General if the election seems to be turning towards Romney.

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

    Right. Turnout for an uncontested primary is different from turnout for a contested November GE. PUMA types are motivated to turn out to register our protest votes; some Bots turn out fo register their support; contested lower races bring some out. But different voters will turn out in November.

  157. Basil – Shark tank, yup

    Wbb – Coach Trump and body blows…may the force be with him.

  158. Shadowfax,

    I thought you might like this article. I did.

    Romney To Trump-Obsessed Media: Drop Dead

    by John Nolte

    As I mentioned early yesterday morning, the media had obviously conspired with the Obama campaign over the holiday to start the week off with a well-organized media blitz meant to knock Romney off message and aid and abet the Obama campaign’s desire to define the former Massachusetts governor as an extremist. And we all saw this play out as the corrupt MSM blew up a wildly hypocritical narrative around Romney’s ties to Donald Trump.

    Well, I have good news. According to Byron York, Romney’s refusing to take the bait.

    Mitt Romney’s refusal to repudiate Donald Trump sends a signal, both to Democrats and the voting public: With the nation’s future at stake in this November’s election, Romney will not accommodate calls that he disown supporters who make ill-considered, unpopular, or sometimes outrageous statements on matters not fundamental to the campaign.

    Romney aides believe that cooperating with Democrats and media figures who are demanding a Trump disavowal would most certainly lead to more calls for more disavowals of other figures in the future — leaving Romney spending as much time apologizing for his supporters as campaigning for president. Team Romney views it as a silly and one-sided game designed to distract voters from the central issue of the race, which they remain convinced will be President Obama’s handling of the economy.

    By one-sided, they mean not only that Obama has not disavowed SuperPAC contributor Bill Maher for a number of Maher’s statements that were particularly insulting to Republican women. They also mean the press, with, as Team Romney see it, questionable associations of its own. Has David Gregory, moderator of NBC’s “Meet the Press,” repudiated his colleague Al Sharpton, the MSNBC host with a decades-long record of incendiary statements and actions? …

    Another reason Romney is wary of such concessions is that John McCain tried them, and they didn’t do him any good.

    Yep, Mitt Romney gets it, he understands the most important issue involving the media — what John McCain never got — and that’s that the media is neither biased nor out of touch, but that they are out to destroy Romney’s candidacy in order to reelect Obama.

    Romney also understands that the corrupt media plays a game with our side that I like to call “Escape Hatch.” And here’s how it works…

    What the media does is conspire together to create a suffocating narrative that puts all kinds of pressure on our side. The idea is to turn the heat up but while doing so to also offer a way out from under: “If you’ll just do what we demand,” the media says. “If you’ll just apologize or admit you were wrong or repudiate or distance yourself, this will all go away.”

    And that’s the escape hatch.

    Except, when it comes to Republicans, it’s a trap and it’s always a trap. First off, giving in to the media means fueling the narrative for a couple more days — which the media loves. It also means the media has found a chink in your armor and will hit you there again and again and again.

    Romney might have lost yesterday’s news cycle, but by staying strong, he kept it from becoming a three-day news cycle. Furthermore, by informing the media that they are only wasting time with this game, Romney probably saved himself from losing countless news cycles between now and November.

    The other way this helps Romney is that nothing angers the base more than a candidate who caves and caters to the corrupt media. Furthermore, staying on message and not being seen in reactionary mode shows steady, strong leadership — something voters appreciate even if they don’t like Donald Trump.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/05/30/Romney-To-Media-Drop-Dead

  159. UM: Hillary Clinton

    WHI: Don’t trust her. Never have. I used to respect her…I still want to…Hope she proves herself – hope she does the right thing and stays the f-ck away from this administration when she leaves. IF she leaves.
    ———————

    What should we make of what WHI says about Hillary? It is hard to take what he says as gospel when things like these are told. He is restrained when it comes to Bill. What gives?

  160. BASIL99
    May 30th, 2012 at 7:22 pm
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    There is the old story about the lady who goes to see the dentist, and as he reaches for the drill she reaches for his balls and says now doctor we won’t hurt each other–will we.

    McCain threw Modo off his campaign plane– while it was still on the ground. Big mistake. A little altitude would have made all the difference.

    In this case, I really believe the Romney campaign must, and I will repeat the term must limit the number of debates to as little as 1 and as many as 3 but no more.

    But here is the key part. One of those debates should be on public television. One should be on FOX. And one–only one should be on the three remaining networks–to be chosen by lottery.

    Just remember they made $5 billion off the Republican primary debates. $5 billion. And for what? Big media turns this debates into a puff piece for Obama and a Court of The Star Chamber for the challenger.

    If you hit them where they live, money, that will make a difference. If you continue to play the game on their court, and by their rules the Obama opponent will be triple or quadruple teamed and will lose. You cannot win in a game of poker when you are playing against a marked deck.

    This cannot be done in a whiny sort of way. It must be done with statistical evidence which demonstrated objectively that the media is HOPELESSLY BIASED, and cannot be counted upon to play tennis within the lines.

  161. These two are the major forces behind Obama. Soros is their agent.

    Anyone pumping you full of puffery we’re going to beat Obama and it’s a sure thing, and that his wife will run for the senate is pulling your leg! Those two statements are contrary to each other. Pick one- If Obama loses in 2012- no one will have anything to do with a name representing ‘scorn’ to the general public and second, she’s too lazy to run for anything but a donut.. There are no guarantees Obama will lose.. I don’t depend on wishful thinking making it so… and it’s a mistake believing something will happen when there is no convincing proof apparent anywhere. Of course O is scared- he’s dealing with Americans. The reason why he’s banking on the AA to get him where he wants to go before he dumps them like he does everyone else doing him favors.

    Now the facts are coming out.. The elites are consolidating their wealth and power. They are circling the wagons preparing for the global chaos to come- All they need for finalizing the deal is for Obama to sign the UN Treaty giving our sovereignty over to the UN. Then their plan is complete. We are powerless in the eyes of the law as a people..
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    Rockefellers and Rothschilds unite

    Two of the best-known business dynasties in Europe and the US will come together after Lord Jacob Rothschild’s listed investment trust and Rockefeller Financial Services agreed to form a strategic partnership.

    RIT Capital Partners is to buy a 37 per cent stake in the Rockefeller’s wealth advisory and asset management group for an undisclosed sum, giving Lord Rothschild’s London-listed trust a much sought-after foothold in the US.

    The transatlantic union brings together David Rockefeller, 96, and Lord Rothschild, 76 – two family patriarchs whose personal relationship spans five decades.

    The Rockefeller group traces its roots back to 1882 when John D. Rockefeller established one of the world’s first family offices dedicated to investing his wealth. It has since developed into a provider of wealth and asset management services to other families, foundations and institutions. It is majority-owned by the 19th century oil magnate’s family and has $34bn of assets under administration.

    The partnership with RIT will focus on setting up investment funds, eyeing joint acquisitions of wealth and asset managers and granting each other non-executive directorships.

    RIT Capital Partners is minority-owned by Lord Rothschild and its net assets of £1.9bn are spread across global investments from public equities to government bonds and private equity.

    The deal stemmed from a meeting two years ago when Mr Rockefeller introduced Lord Rothschild to the US group’s chief executive, Reuben Jeffery.

    In a follow-up meeting one year later at Lord Rothschild’s office at Spencer House in London, the financier won Mr Jeffery’s blessing for opening talks to buy a stake in the Rockefeller group.

    He then launched long negotiations with Société Générale Private Banking, which has owned the shareholding since 2008.

    The French bank’s wealth management arm has had several suitors for the minority stake – estimated to be worth less than £100m – but Lord Rothschild was the only one supported by the Rockefellers.

    Lord Rothschild concentrated on RIT Capital Partners three decades ago after he fell out with his cousin Sir Evelyn de Rothschild and disposed of his stake in NM Rothschild, the family’s UK branch.

    Sir Evelyn at the time ran NM Rothschild, which rose to fame in 1815 when Nathan Meyer Rothschild made a fortune buying British government bonds in anticipation of Napoleon’s defeat at Waterloo.

    Baron David de Rothschild, chairman of the Rothschild Group, is currently bringing the UK-based investment bank under a joint roof with the French family operations.

    At the same time Lord Rothschild launched an investment partnership in March with the Franco-Swiss private bank Edmond de Rothschild Group, which is yet another separate branch of the sprawling banking dynasty.

    http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/efe93494-a9a3-11e1-a6a7-00144feabdc0.html

  162. Somehow, some way you need to get through to those executives in these media companies and hold their feet to the fire. If you said we will be holding our debate on the public networks, and/or one debate on the private networks chosen by lot, that would shiver their timbers. To be clear, I am not saying we will not debate. I am saying debate on the public network. For christs sake there is no other way to deter this bad behavior. Or as somebody put it the other day, hope (in this case, hoping these media outlets will change for the better) is for suckers.

  163. For me, it has been a long time between drinks. People from other countries look at our media and they are not at all impressed. They shake their heads and marvel at how a great nation which protects the press tolerates these kinds of boobs, and allows them to lead the public debate, frame the issues falsely and protect their light of love Obama. It is theater of the absurd, made infinitely worse by the fact that important decisions need to be made and these people are only concerned with their own little world, their perks, their celebrity status, their pc. If you watch Tapper or Step and Fetch it, they are goddamned near giddy when they host these shows. And nothing of substance comes out of anything they do. They invented Obama and they are joined at the hip. Meanwhile the nation as a whole is failing but what do they care as long as the caviar tray if full. Like I say, it has been a long time between drinks.

  164. Anyone pumping you full of puffery we’re going to beat Obama and it’s a sure thing, and that his wife will run for the senate is pulling your leg!
    ————————-
    Go pick your fights with someone else.

  165. Leave it to you not to know the difference between the Truth… telling it like it is and Wednesday night quarterbacking from your machine-

    Better order a pizza in tonight… in case you’ve been too busy knowing what’s going on in your own backyard..
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    Gun violence in Seattle leaves at least four dead, two wounded

    Updated 7:45 ET: SEATTLE — At least four people were killed and two others wounded in two shootings minutes apart Wednesday, police said — bringing the number of homicides in Seattle this year to nearly as many as in all of 2011.

    Police said the man suspected of the shootings — at a north Seattle cafe and in a downtown parking lot — has died of a self-inflicted gunshot.

    The man, who fit the suspect’s description, knelt down in the middle of the road and shot himself upon seeing a uniformed officer approach, Assistant Police Chief Jim Pugel said.

    It was unclear throughout the day whether the two shootings were connected but Pugel confirmed that they were during a news conference on Wednesday afternoon. He said the similar caliber of the bullets have led police to that conclusion.

    Police confirmed that two male victims were dead at the scene of a shooting at a north Seattle cafe at about 11 a.m. Two more men and a woman were taken to the hospital in critical condition. The woman died at the hospital, NBC station KING5-TV reported.

    The shooting occurred at the Café Racer, a restaurant and music venue in a commercial district near the sprawling University of Washington campus. Roosevelt High School, four blocks from the incident, was on lock down as police looked for a suspect.

    About a half hour later, some five miles to the south, a woman was shot several times during what police initially said was a possible carjacking at a parking lot next to Town Hall Seattle, a community cultural center in downtown Seattle. Police found the vehicle, a black Mercedes SUV, and a handgun miles away in a West Seattle residential neighborhood.

    Even before the shootings on Wednesday, Seattle was dealing with an outbreak of violence that has stumped police officials, who have blamed it on gangs and weapons.

    http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/05/30/11959312-gun-violence-in-seattle-leaves-at-least-four-dead-two-wounded?lite

  166. Administrator, please, please give us a new article…for many reasons. Not the least is that everytime we come to this site we see the picture of the poor dog by the soldier’s casket and it breaks our hearts over and over and over again. Also, as always, we are look forward to your wise input on the things going on right now.

  167. What should we make of what WHI says about Hillary? It is hard to take what he says as gospel when things like these are told. He is restrained when it comes to Bill. What gives?
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    I have had some of the same misgivings about him. But there is a lot going on behind the curtain which we do not see. The big concern remains whether she will accept the vp position. I know this was under consideration awhile ago, and it seems to have lost its steam. If Romney pulls ahead, and if he selects an electrifying candidate like Rubio or Christie to be his vp, I suspect they will put a lot of pressure on Hillary like they did before. That case is different however because then they were claiming that if he did not win then it would be her fault for attacking his majesty in the primary whereas now that account has been paid. Also, the Jay Cost piece clearly illustrates that there is no great upside for her in this. But suppose Obamacare is struck down by the court, and current trend lines accelerate that would be a strong move, but not necessarily a winning one. At this point it is a real enigma.

  168. Artur Davis…agree…that is a big, big slap in the face to O

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    re: Romney and women and O…once again, commenting on the optics…watch O and, puttinga aside his fun and games…every time i see him, he is sarcastic, yelling and sounds so angry…

    then take a look at Romney…supposedly the one no one likes or can relate to…every time I see him, he speaks in a very measured, calm and confident way…AND he is always smiling…when he is around people, he is looking them in the eyes, patting them on the back…and smiling…unless you are a biased pundit…Mitt Romney comes across as an upbeat, optimistic guy…a nice guy…the BS the dims are claiming just is not believable…

    no wonder women are starting to warm to Mitt…and every other word out of his mouth isn’t me, me, I, I, my, my…he includes his audience

  169. All the lefties are lining up and begging him please oh master oh president oh messiah mine do the right thing and apologize. And until now he has said, messiahs never apologize–it is a sign of weakness. But then his svenagli Jarrett has told him it would be good for him politically to apologize so he switches gears and does it just like a good puppy dog. Here is the letter he sent just now to the President of Poland which was intercepted by a patriot at Hot Air named bitter clinger:
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    Dear Comrade:

    “On behalf of all great citizens of my 57 states and all American soldiers and corpse-men serving me around the world I’d like to apologize to the Polish people for suggesting they were responsible for those man made disaster camps. Let me be clear, I love Polacks, I used to eat Polish sausages wiener dogs at Cominsky Park all the time. But I prefer Irish setters.”

    President
    Cannibal
    Drug fiend
    Professor
    Law Review Editor
    Head of Party
    Messiah to the World
    Nobel Prize Winner
    Sociopath

  170. pm317
    May 30th, 2012 at 7:48 pm
    UM: Hillary Clinton

    I no longer trust her either which is why I am only a casual visitor to this site.

  171. pm317

    UM: Hillary Clinton

    WHI: Don’t trust her. Never have. I used to respect her…I still want to…Hope she proves herself – hope she does the right thing and stays the f-ck away from this administration when she leaves. IF she leaves.
    ———————

    What should we make of what WHI says about Hillary? It is hard to take what he says as gospel when things like these are told. He is restrained when it comes to Bill. What gives?

    ——–
    To me, the Insider didn’t support Hillary in 2008, he sold his soul to the devil to help Barry ‘win’….

    That’s the starting point of his perspective, Democrat that fell for the Hope/Change bs…so now he sees what an idot he was, how dangerous Barry and gang are. It took him years to see what we saw back in 2007-8….

    He doesn’t trust Hillary nor want her to help or stay with Barry as he goes down in flames. He doesn’t want her (loyality) to help him win a second term. He wants her to exit stage left…and so do I.

    Therefore I take his opinion of Hillary with a grain of salt. It’s like comparing apples to umbrellas in my book.

  172. Japanese animators recreate Bo and the CHOOM gang.

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    That’s pretty amazing and made it all the way to the Japanese youth.

  173. To me, the Insider didn’t support Hillary in 2008, he sold his soul to the devil to help Barry ‘win’
    ———————
    That is the key point.

  174. Hi guys–fyi If anyone is interested (and WBBOE I thank you in the book)—Amazon is running a special promotion of the e-book for ADMIT THE HORSE. It’s currently $3.95. Not sure how long it lasts at that price (prob. a week or so) Sorry no promo on B&N and Nook yet.

    P.S.
    What do you think about Romney refusing to repudiate Trump? Is Mitt finally showing some moxie? lol

  175. I saw a humorous poster tonight: it was a map showing Kenya. The caption read: Yeah, this EXPLAINS it all! And there was a big red arrow pointing to a town in Kenya. The town was named Hawaii.

    Pretty funny, I thought.

  176. This is information circulating on FB about Mittens:

    After going to both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan bar, but never worked as an attorney. As a venture-capitalist, Romney’s first major business deal involved investing in a start-up office supply company with one store in Massachusetts that sold office supplies.

    That company, called Staples, now has over 2,000 stores and employs over 90,000 people.

    Romney or his company Bain Capital (using what became known as the “Bain Way”) would go on to perform the same kinds of business miracles again and again, with companies like Domino’s, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel, Burger King, Warner Music Group, Dollarama, Home Depot Supply, and many others.

    Got your calculators handy? Let’s recap.

    .. Volunteer campaign worker for his dad’s gubernatorial campaign 1 year.

    .. Unpaid intern in Governor’s office 8 years.

    .. Mormon missionary in Paris 2 years.

    .. Unpaid bishop and state president for his church 10 years.

    .. Took no salary as president of the Salt Lake Olympics 3 years.

    .. No salary as MA governor 4 years.

    Gave his ENTIRE INHERITANCE to charity.

    .. That’s a grand total of 28 years of unpaid service to his country, his community and his church. Why? Because that’s the kind of man Mitt Romney is.

    And He’ll show you his:

    1) Un-doctored Birth Certificate!

    2) College transcripts!

    3) Law degree!

    4) Un-doctored Draft notice!

    5) & Un-doctored Social Security card, and what state it’s registered in!

  177. UM: Hillary Clinton

    WHI: Don’t trust her. Never have. I used to respect her…I still want to…Hope she proves herself – hope she does the right thing and stays the f-ck away from this administration when she leaves. IF she leaves.

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    Hm. That indicates we PUMAs are not his target audience.

  178. Not the least is that everytime we come to this site we see the picture

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    I use Opera for this site, because it’s easy to toggle images on and off. I open a window, turn images Off, then bring up the site.

  179. One of those debates should be on public television. One should be on FOX. And one–only one should be on the three remaining networks–to be chosen by lottery.

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

    Limiting the media debates might be a good idea, but why choose by lottery? Why not make the debate the prize for the one that behaves best?

    Still, Obama would probably prefer no debates at all, so there’s not much leveredge to get him to agree.

  180. This is information circulating on FB about Mittens:

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    It’s kind of self-contradictory. During all these ‘unpaid’ years, what was he living on if not family money? Gave his inheritance to charity? How much was technically ‘inheritance’ by that time (after estate planning and the money he lived on), and what ‘charity’ was this? A rightwing think tank?

    I’d check it out by Wikipedia. 😉

  181. Shadowfax
    May 30th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    To me, the Insider didn’t support Hillary in 2008, he sold his soul to the devil to help Barry ‘win’….

    That’s the starting point of his perspective, Democrat that fell for the Hope/Change bs…so now he sees what an idot he was, how dangerous Barry and gang are. It took him years to see what we saw back in 2007-8….
    __________________

    Couldn’t have said it better myself- The Insider is living with regret/guilt for the part he played getting BO elected trying his damnedest to make it right- he probably had a hand in helping sabotage Hillary’s campaign because he believed- He believed everything he was told, no doubt, by Obama himself. Hillary was a monster, a demon from hell… The Insider got sucked into a mighty dark hole along with the rest of the people who voted for Obama. Late in the game he sees the light- The terror and austerity Obama has planned for the people of our country. He’s trying to stop it the best way he knows how without getting himself killed as Breitbart did for threatening to unseat BO from the seat of power.. I noticed for the second or third time, he issued a warning to UM to be careful for speaking the Truth on his blog. He said the knives are out for you too- be careful and beware.

  182. We’re not Pumas’ here- Pumas are defunct. Pumas were Unleashed years ago. We’re Pinkers from Hillary is 44.

  183. Yes Mrs S,
    He warned UM NOT to go to Chicago under any circumstance, the O’mob would kill him, UM or WSI.

    So many people have put their lives on the line and so many are afraid to push any further…

  184. Hey turndown, who are you going to vote for?

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

    John Wolfe or Jill Green or someone like that who is on the ballot. A write-in for HIllary might not get counted or reported.

  185. Shadowfax
    May 31st, 2012 at 12:21 am

    Yes Mrs S,
    He warned UM NOT to go to Chicago under any circumstance, the O’mob would kill him, UM or WSI.

    So many people have put their lives on the line and so many are afraid to push any further…
    ___________________

    There are 95 comments under that topic.. I think that is a record breaker for UM.

    Here’s one of them I thought of when I was reading the Insider’s comments.

    pat
    May 30, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    Why is he so interested in drone kills. Only thing that comes to mind is they are using them as test cases for when they plan to use them in the US on us.
    ______________

    Exactly- Iran must be cranking out drones by the dozen. He gifted them a drone that just happened to land intact on Iranian soil. He’ll use them on us and/or on Israel.

    The only way we can win this thing is having him removed from office. It’s the only way we can be sure he won’t be re-elected. He has to be impeached; there’s no two ways about it-

  186. AMERICAN THINKER:

    At least there’s not much chance Republicans will be outspent as they were in 2008.

    Politico:

    Republican super PACs and other outside groups shaped by a loose network of prominent conservatives – including Karl Rove, the Koch brothers and Tom Donohue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce – plan to spend roughly $1 billion on November’s elections for the White House and control of Congress, according to officials familiar with the groups’ internal operations.

    That total includes previously undisclosed plans for newly aggressive spending by the Koch brothers, who are steering funding to build sophisticated, county-by-county operations in key states. POLITICO has learned that Koch-related organizations plan to spend about $400 million ahead of the 2012 elections – twice what they had been expected to commit.

    Just the spending linked to the Koch network is more than the $370 million that John McCain raised for his entire presidential campaign four years ago. And the $1 billion total surpasses the $750 million that Barack Obama, one of the most prolific fundraisers ever, collected for his 2008 campaign.

    Restore Our Future, the super PAC supporting Mitt Romney, proved its potency by spending nearly $50 million in the primaries. Now able to entice big donors with a neck-and-neck general election, the group is likely to meet its new goal of spending $100 million more.

    And American Crossroads and the affiliated Crossroads GPS, the groups that Rove and Ed Gillespie helped conceive and raise cash for, are expected to ante up $300 million, giving the two-year-old organization one of the election’s loudest voices.

    “The intensity on the right is white-hot,” said Steven Law, president of American Crossroads and Crossroads GPS. “We just can’t leave anything in the locker room. And there is a greater willingness to cooperate and share information among outside groups on the center-right.”

    It’s not so much the amount of cash that’s important, but where it will be spent. The GOP plans to match Obama’s efforts at grass roots organizing in states like Florida, Ohio, Virginia, and North Carolina. All those swing states are expected to be nail biters on election day and being able to reach down and organize at the precinct level will somewhat negate Obama’s advantage that he held in 2008.

    Looking at current polls that show Obama ahead in all those states except North Carolina, Romney is going to need all the help he can get.

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2012/05/gop_super_pacs_to_spend_up_to_1_billion.html#ixzz1wQ6Px2jg

  187. American Thinker
    May 30, 2012
    Obama Will Not Win Re-election
    By Monty Pelerin

    It is time to call the 2012 election. President Obama cannot win. He will likely lose big, in a very lopsided election. Pundits will claim to be surprised when the outcome becomes apparent. They should not be, as the signs of such a result are everywhere, despite the mainstream media’s attempts to suppress them.

    There are numerous reasons why Obama will lose. Incompetence, likeability, and duplicity are a few. Obama has alienated too many in the electorate, including large numbers who supported him the first time. In 2012, many will vote against him or (even better) just stay home.

    How Did Obama Get Elected the First Time?

    Barack Hussein Obama is a self-created myth, polished further by David Axelrod and a compliant media. He is a chameleon who takes on whatever shape and form best suit his purposes and goals. There is little substance behind the façade other than an Elmer Gantry style of politics. He is completely malleable into whatever form and shape best serve his personal interests.

    A few examples of this “flexibility” are the following:

    He changed his name when he believed it served him to do so.
    He is not a religious man, but he joined a Black Liberation Church to sell his bona fides to the black community in his early days in Chicago.
    He said that preacher Jeremiah Wright was like his father yet threw him under the bus when it became convenient (necessary).
    He claimed to have been born in Kenya in order to enhance book sales as a younger man.
    He likely lied on his applications to college to gain foreign student status. At the time, that category provided more favorable admission and funding treatment than afforded domestic blacks.
    He claimed to be a constitutional professor when he was neither a professor nor particularly well-versed in the Constitution.

    Little was known about Obama when he entered the primary campaign. He became little more than a complex Rorschach blot with a sanitized past carefully scrubbed and scripted. His campaign avoided specifics; his speeches contained no substance. The imagination of observers defined him.

    His greatest asset was his “unknownness.” As a blank slate, voters imagined whatever they wanted in the next president. They were aided by a clever marketing campaign which emphasized his uniqueness:

    As a political “newbie” and the first serious African-American candidate, he played well. He was an outsider who would clean up Washington. For many, he was the great healer who would bring unity to Republicans and Democrats, blacks and whites and America and its enemies. His Kumbayah campaign was hailed by the media, and a large, naive segment of the electorate believed it.

    Why Obama Will Lose the Election

    Why Obama will lose this next election is less difficult to understand than how he won the first time. Barack Obama was a fluke, an unlikely candidate with no demonstrated experience in anything other than reading a teleprompter and sounding good.

    He was pushed to his party’s nomination as a result of the media. His election was a quirk, rather than something earned. Any Democrat who gained the nomination was likely ensured the presidency. Bush fatigue and the hapless John McCain made that almost certain.

    Obama will lose the next election because his greatest asset, his unknownness, exists no longer. Voter imagination can no longer be manipulated in the presence of facts. Quite simply, Obama will not be re-elected because too many people now know him. His biggest attribute has been taken away.

    What people got was nothing like what they were promised or imagined. What was a blank slate upon which to imagine an Obama presidency now is a full-blown portrait filled with failure, warts, and scars.

    Obama’s track record is abysmal. Floyd and Mary Beth Brown discussed four of Obama’s failures:

    Obama’s 825 billion dollar stimulus failed to keep unemployment below 8 percent as promised. Since President Obama’s stimulus passed, America has lost 1.1 million jobs. If you count people who have become discouraged and are no longer seeking jobs, some economists believe that real unemployment rate is above twenty percent.
    Obama called his health care package one of his major accomplishments. He told CBS’ Steve Kroft he was “putting in place a system in which we’re going to start lowering health care costs.” Yet it has failed to make health insurance more affordable. According to the fact watchdog website FactCheck.org, ObamaCare is actually making health care “less affordable.” Workers paid an average of $132 more for family coverage just this year.
    Obama predicted his investments in green energy would create 5 million jobs, but the Wall Street Journal reports: “The green jobs subsidy story gets more embarrassing by the day. Three years ago President Obama promised that by the end of the decade, America would have five million green jobs, but so far, some $90 billion in government spending has delivered very few.”
    Obama pledged to cut the deficit in half, saying: “And that’s why today I’m pledging to cut the deficit we inherited by half by the end of my first term in office.” Even if every part of Obama’s deficit reduction proposal was enacted, the deficit at the end of his first term would still be $1.33 trillion, more than twice what he promised.

    In addition:

    His Obamacare legislation, despite all the state propaganda supporting it, remains unpopular and is viewed by more than half the country as unconstitutional. Recent hearings in front of the Supreme Court were embarrassing to the administration. The legislation is wildly over-budget and threatens to accelerate the bankruptcy of the nation. Further, the more people begin to deal with its implementation, the more unworkable it is considered and the more it is considered a mistake. Obama’s trophy piece of legislation is increasingly viewed as an unworkable, unmitigated disaster.
    Relations between Republicans and Democrats and blacks and whites are worse than at any time in my lifetime. The former is on evidence every day. The latter has been emphasized with the circus surrounding the tragic death of Trayvon Martin.
    The country’s foreign policy is a growing embarrassment. America has alienated many of its allies. America and its enemies are not doing so well, either. We don’t have a Cold War, although we don’t need one with what is happening. Russia is not our ally. China is exerting its newly developed muscle. Iran openly mocks the president as it proceeds to nuclear weaponry. North Korea plays Lucy with the football, and Charlie Brown falls for the trick every time. The Mid-East is in shambles, with the Arab Spring being nothing more than the replacement of tyrants who were friendly to the U.S. with tyrants who are not. Israel looks like it will have to act alone against its existential threat.
    The economy has not improved despite record stimulus. Economic statistics are routinely “massaged” to make outcomes look better. Suffocating regulations, increasing debt levels and regime uncertainty prevent recovery. Capital and talent increasingly flee the U.S.
    Obama has mortgaged the country’s future with his spending. By the time of the election, he will have added almost $6 trillion in new debt. There is no interest in cutting spending despite the doomsday warnings from multiple sources. Markets will eventually choose how and when the spending will cease. It will be at the convenience of markets when matters cease. Likely this timing will not be favorable to the country’s preferences.
    Gasoline prices are soaring. The so-called “green energy” initiative has been exposed as corrupt political payoffs that will not produce economic energy for decades, if ever. Coal is under attack, exploration for oil is unnecessarily restricted, pipelines are stymied, and power plants are closing. Politically correct politics moves us away from modernity toward the Stone Age.
    Obama is no longer seen as The One — just, instead, as another scheming Chicago politician. He is increasingly viewed as arrogant, dishonest, and incompetent. These are not messianic attributes. He is just another politician, although more flawed than most.

    A great mistake was made in 2008. That mistake is now blatantly apparent to most voters and most political analysts around the world. Nothing Obama promised has been accomplished. Furthermore, much of what he did added to the country’s problems.

    Even the fawning media and the Democrat establishment recognize his failings, although neither is willing to publicly discuss them. Democrats should have replaced this defective candidate long ago. Now is too late. Democrat sympathizers can only hope that this election does not destroy what remains of the party. Based on the debacle that was the 2010 election, that fear is not unfounded. If anything, the mistake that was Obama is better-known now than it was two years ago.

    James Taranto pointed out the despair among Democrats and their PR arm, the national press. In an editorial, he cited several examples of disillusionment. Howard Portnoy was quoted in the piece stating:

    What I believe is happening is that the left is reading the handwriting on the wall and resigning itself to the harsh reality [that] the man they trusted to “fundamentally transform America” is on the verge of being unelected.

    Mr. Taranto added his own thoughts to those of the generally liberal pundits:

    Not only does Obama’s re-election look to be in serious jeopardy, but his presidency has been an almost unmitigated disaster for progressive liberalism, nearly every tenet of which has been revealed to be untenable either practically, politically or both.

    This despair was expressed last October. Things have only worsened since then.

    Obama Stumbles Out of the Gate

    Several different recent weeks have been described by various pundits as “Obama’s worst week yet.” The rate of his decline steepens as the campaign season heats up.

    Now the Obama political campaign is seen as being in disarray. Politico described the early stages of the Obama re-election campaign as follows:

    That’s the unmistakable reality for Democrats since Obama officially launched his reelection campaign three weeks ago. Obama, not Mitt Romney, is the one with the muddled message — and the one who often comes across as baldly political. Obama, not Romney, is the one facing blowback from his own party on the central issue of the campaign so far — Romney’shistory with Bain Capital. And most remarkably, Obama, not Romney, is the one falling behind in fundraising.

    Obama’s campaign was run so smoothly four years ago that it likely created a false impression on political observers. The campaign cannot be run the same way again for obvious reasons. Nor can it run smoothly this time. There is nothing on which Obama can run on regarding achievements other than the overhyped bin Laden killing.

    He looks silly trying to blame Bush for the last four years, although he must make voters believe that he had nothing to do with the failures. Perhaps he should blame even earlier presidents for his woes. After all, Madison and Jefferson provided the Constitution, which he considers a roadblock in his attempts to remake America.

    A Bigger Democrat Problem

    There is a bigger problem for Democrats than one election and a failed candidate. The strategy adopted long ago and responsible for most of their success over the last eighty years has played itself out, and they are left with nothing.

    Franklin Roosevelt, during the Great Depression, saw the value of buying votes by spreading benefits around. It was successful and a strategy refined by other Democrats over the years. It was based on identity politics that focused on certain segments of the population and won them over with “gifts.”

    It was a strategy of winning elections rather than a strategy of governance, and it was therefore very successful in winning elections, but not so in governing. The Democrat coalition is a motley collection of interest groups with nothing in common other than “we want more.” That makes it impossible to have a coherent governing strategy.

    Some are amazed that Democrats have not developed a budget for almost three years. It really is impossible to do so without offending their coalition. In a time of monetary constraint, they cannot afford to show who will benefit at the expense of others. That is just an example of how governance becomes impossible with an election strategy based on Santa Claus.

    Now the country is near its Thatcher point, where there is no more money to buy votes and goodies will eventually be taken away rather than increased. This condition has serious implications for both political parties, but especially for the Democrats. The Democratic Party now exists and survives for one simple reason — making dependency more attractive. It has become the party of plunder, taking from the productive and giving to the unproductive in an attempt to buy enough votes to remain relevant.

    The party approaches this election as an ogre driving an ice cream truck with no ice cream in it. Democratas will lose this election and will lose many more unless they redefine themselves in terms of something other than Santa Claus. Sadly, for Democrats (and some Republicans), Santa is dead.

    Qualification

    My projection of Obama’s defeat is based on some semblance of sanity among the electorate. H.L. Mencken might consider that a dangerous assumption, but I am still hopeful. However, if Obama wins, get the hell out of Dodge! Even if the election is close and he loses, leave if you are less than fifty years old and have any ambition and ability. If the election is even close, the country is lost!

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/05/obama_will_not_win_re-election.html#ixzz1wQ7EwHXh

  188. UM: Hillary Clinton

    WHI: Don’t trust her. Never have. I used to respect her…I still want to…Hope she proves herself – hope she does the right thing and stays the f-ck away from this administration when she leaves. IF she leaves.

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    All those things about her, are really what Hillary should be thinking about HIM. After all, was he not part of the big fraud. Of course he does not want HRC around, as it reminds him how DUMB he was to vote for O. This man has an ego, and he does not want his mistakes hanging around to remind him.

    The really Smart INSIDERS ARE STATING: I made a big mistake in not supporting HRC with everything I had. I am not good enough to wash her feet. I am not smart enough to be a part of this women’s cabinet or entourage. I SHOULD HAVE KNOW BETTER, AND DON’T DESERVE TO BE A PART OF HER ADMINISTRATION. Then hopefully all of them will retire to write their books on how it happen, and so help me God, I will read none of them.

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    It means nothing that they finally realized he is a monster. It means nothing of what they think about Hillary, as they are not smart enough to think about her at all. She was the one and they blew it. The question is can we still GET HER/BEG HER TO APPLY FOR THE JOB.

  189. The drones used on US soil…

    Reminds me of an old movie, Real Genius, about MIT wiz kids being farmed to make a laser that when owned by our government, can zero in on an individual, zap um from the air, leaving no trace.

    Barry having a weapon by remote control to take out folks like Brietbart, Hannity, or Trump….? Why else would there be a need for a President to have such a weapon on US soil???? He certainly doesn’t want to use them on the border.

  190. The really Smart INSIDERS ARE STATING: I made a big mistake in not supporting HRC with everything I had. I am not good enough to wash her feet. I am not smart enough to be a part of this women’s cabinet or entourage. I SHOULD HAVE KNOW BETTER, AND DON’T DESERVE TO BE A PART OF HER ADMINISTRATION. Then hopefully all of them will retire to write their books on how it happen, and so help me God, I will read none of them.

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    LOL! A very sound decision.

  191. ================
    It means nothing that they finally realized he is a monster. It means nothing of what they think about Hillary, as they are not smart enough to think about her at all. She was the one and they blew it. The question is can we still GET HER/BEG HER TO APPLY FOR THE JOB.
    ——-
    People like the Insider broke the party, it is partly their duty to fix it, and when the truth finally comes out, and they are shamed to tears and out of their jobs they can wonder in the darkness of their little basements, if keeping that great, intelligent woman from becoming the President, the first woman…was it all worth it??? Was the ruin of our economy, corruption in our political system and distain from the voters, was it all worth it?

    Hillary has a 66% approval rating from voters of all parties because SHE EARNED IT!
    Will she forgive her party and run again? Only Hillary knows the answer and she may not be there yet because most of her party isn’t ashamed of what they have done and are too worried about hiding the truth.

    We haven’t forgotten, we haven’t forgiven and we haven’t shut up and come together with those that ruined 2008 and our country.

  192. I don’t read Ultsterman either only what is blogged here. I think the fascination is like that of a fortune teller. He was dumb enough to put O in the job, and now he expects people to listen to him with bated breath as he forcasts the downfall of O, or so he says. I guess people will continue to listen to him until events prove him one way or the other.

    I still think he is just preparing everyone for his book.

  193. Actually I’m ahead of you, I don’t read Ulsterman either.

    ——
    Making comments about something you proclaim to know nothing about by choice is why to many comments either make no sense in the conversation or just irritate because it’s obvious that you are out in left field on the subject. Derailing a conversation isn’t adding to the discussion.

  194. Shadowfax,

    Sorry, I meant Jill Stein, who is running for the Green Party nomination. I’ll probably vote for whoever the Green Party does put on the November GE ballot. I don’t want my vote to be ignored or lumped together with ‘other’; I want it to be clearly a Leftist against Obama, and if it throws the election to Romney as Nader did to Bush, so be it.

    Jill does sound good, and at least there’s the optics of voting for a woman near Hillary’s age and demographic.

    https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=jill+stein&oq=jill+stein&aq=f&aqi=g10&aql=&gs_l=serp.3..0l10.33251.36224.0.39553.10.10.0.0.0.0.352.1824.2j4j3j1.10.0…0.0.8SUeECAM4DI

  195. NMfan

    UM’s Insider has talked about many things months before it has come out in the public, enough so I don’t think he is like a Magic 8 Ball. If the things he talked about came out about the same time, I would not pay attention to him.

    That’s my opinion.

  196. NewMexicoFan said:
    May 31st, 2012 at 1:37 am
    I don’t read Ultsterman either only what is blogged here. I think the fascination is like that of a fortune teller. He was dumb enough to put O in the job, and now he expects people to listen to him with bated breath as he forcasts the downfall of O, or so he says. I guess people will continue to listen to him until events prove him one way or the other.
    I still think he is just preparing everyone for his book.

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

    Yes, his style reminds me of a fake medium. Ulsterman is the medium, the WHI is his informant in the spirit world.

    I hadn’t thought about him preparing for a book. Anyway I’m ahead of you too, I’m already not reading whatever ‘UM’ columns are posted here. Unless it’s a short bit quoted by some poster further up the food chain. 😉

  197. Voting green in the general election will water down the vote total for either Barry or Mitt…but not much. Write-ins by many states are not counted at all.

    I plan to vote Mitt to cancel out MO’s vote.

  198. UM’s Insider has talked about many things months before it has come out in the public

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    But haven’t those things already come out here in H44, or at least been speculated here, before they come out in the public media? (Here, or maybe at No Quarter, or similar blogs?)

  199. Shadowfax:

    These are the pieces that are coming together:
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    AmericaTheBeautiful
    May 30, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Malcom X is the Daddy since Day 1
    when he was In Seattle to open Mosque 57…
    Guess Liitle Commie Stanley Ann was the Commies own Unblessed mother…back to Chicago
    __________

    A picture of Malcolm X was posted beside Obama and the resemblance is striking. Same jaw line, same profile- just a little more than coincidence.
    ________

    America the Beautiful:

    AmericaTheBeautiful
    May 30, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Agree. Much More, UM will not let post…
    Malia is the feminine form of Malik, …Malcoms Muslim name.

    Go to howdypodna and israelinsider …look into this. Good God, if you listen to the links above and consider the drones. Pray. On your knees.

  200. Yup,, Barry doesn’t look anything like Sr.

    If Malcom X was his dad, would Barry be a nbc? malcom X was born in America, right?

    Malcom X would bring in a whole new set of problems for him though.

    Who is the real Barry daddy?

  201. If you go back to the “dangerous” Ulsterman link:

    There are many comments containing valuable info that we should be aware of- I didn’t want to post the full articles here. Scroll down to the end then scroll back to the America the Beautiful comments. The consensus is there’s a good possibility the drones are part of their plan for paralyzing America for a full takeover.

  202. Shadowfax
    May 31st, 2012 at 2:11 am

    I have to get to bed… early call @ 6am..
    read the info in the atlas shrug link… and the UM comments and links. I’ll post more tomorrow..

  203. Seeing that Jimmy Carter agrees with the Muslim Brotherhood on Israel-

    breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/05/30/Jimmy-Carter-Agrees-With-The-Muslim-Brotherhood

    Aren’t we lucky:
    ________

    Obama: I Know Most About Judaism Of Any President

    According to the liberal Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz, President Obama met yesterday with “about 20 Conservative Jewish community leaders.” At that meeting, Ha’aretz reports, Obama “stressed he probably knows about Judaism more than any other president, because he read about it.” He also asked why nobody questioned House Speaker John Boehner’s or Senator Mitch McConnell’s support for Israel. “I [am] not going to tell you again how I even feel about Israel, but why [are] we still talking about it?” he complained. He even told these Jewish leaders that “all his friends in Chicago were Jewish – and at the beginning of his political career he was accused of being a puppet of the Israel lobby.”

    This is insipid in every respect. To begin at the beginning, Obama clearly does not know the most about Judaism of any president. John Adams knew Hebrew. Harry Truman knew about Jewish history. George W. Bush knew about Jewish principles. In fact, there’s a solid case to be made that Obama knows the least about Israel – at least if his behavior and views on the Middle East are any indicator. He may think he knows about Judaism, but what he really “knows” likely comes from Israel-haters like Edward Said.

    Which brings us to Obama’s comments about Boehner and McConnell. Nobody questions their support of Israel because … well … they support Israel. Obama doesn’t, and has made that eminently clear via his administration’s repeated leaks of critical Israeli defense information, his disrespect for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his advocacy of the pre-1967 borders, and his emphasis on Israeli concessions.

    As to the argument that Obama’s “best friends were Jewish,” that’s no comfort. The question is what his Jewish friends thought of Judaism and Israel – and whether they shaped his perspectives more than, say, Jeremiah Wright or Rashid Khalidi or Roger Boesche or Frank Marshall Davis or Samantha Powers or Zbigniew Brzezinski or George Soros, or any of the other plethora of anti-Israel folks with whom he associates.

    And was Obama really accused of being a puppet for the Israel lobby? If he was, it’s hard to see the evidence for that. In fact, earlier in his career, he was widely seen as an advocate for anti-Israel viewpoints on the Middle East.

    Rabbi Obama ought to brush up on his own record before claiming his mantle as a second Moses.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/05/30/Rabbi-Obama-most-about-Judaism

  204. In watching Pt 3 last night and always under the impression West Virginians were the backward mountain men… Turns out, the McCoy clan from Kentucky were the villains responsible for creating the legend of the Hatfields vs McCoys-
    The mini-series depicting an epic battle between the two families shouldn’t be missed if you get a chance to view it. High marks and highly recommended..

    ‘Hatfields and McCoys’ Miniseries Big Draw for History Channel

    NEW YORK
    There’s nothing like a backwoods blood feud to excite television viewers on Memorial Day.

    The first part of the History network’s miniseries “Hatfields & McCoys” was seen by 13.9 million viewers on Monday night, more than 17 million when the immediate repeat was added in, the Nielsen company said. The numbers held up for part two on Tuesday, which was watched by 13.1 million, Nielsen said.

    Those are huge numbers in the cable television world. No scripted series on the broadcast networks last week came close. By contrast, Fox’s series finale of “House” last week reached 8.7 million people.

    “Hatfields & McCoys” had a couple of big-name stars in Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton and is airing over three nights in two-hour chunks. Broadcast television was dominated by competition shows again last week, led by the 21.5 million people who watched the “American Idol” finale on Fox. “Dancing With the Stars” and “America’s Got Talent” also did well.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Hollywood/2012/05/30/Hatfields-and-McCoys-big-draw-for-History

  205. Deadly….

    US Q1 corporate profits decline largest since Q4 2008 (-26.5 PCT) according to Reuters.

  206. Mrs. Smith May 31st, 2012 at 6:38 am Look at this photo. Remembering this is Malcolm X.
    ———-
    Freaky.
    ##############
    MOP – bad financial reports
    —————-
    Phunny how yesterday’s market drop was reported last evening as “bad.” All the previous ones were aberrations. Is Oh delirious enough to believe a second $ crisis will keep him in office – a “sweep in & keep in” operation, so to speak?

  207. Romeny takes lead in Ohio for first time.

    Mitt Romney has inched ahead of President Obama in Ohio, taking the lead in the key battleground state after the president has led there for several months.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Ohio Voters shows Romney with 46% support to Obama’s 44%. Six percent (6%) like some other candidate, and five percent (5%) remain undecided

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_presidential_election/ohio/election_2012_ohio_president

  208. Shadowfax, my personal preference is not to take WHI or UM seriously. I frequent sites where that is considered nutty and conspiracy, I still find as much if not more opposition to Obama there. So that makes me optimistic. Most comments at UM are fringe and extreme right wing and definitely filled with hate for Hillary and that makes me uncomfortable.

  209. A personal anecdote of reversal. We know a couple from Chile for more than a decade now. They have made this country their home for more than 30 years. In 2008, I had invited them to dinner and this was during the peak of the primary. The wife does not vote because of her religion, Jehova’s witnesses(?) and I tried to tell the man of what we knew of Obama. He listened but was not convinced and seemed to even get irritated by my insistence of what I knew. So nothing bad was exchange but still the friendship kind of fell dormant. Then last year, I got the most beautiful email from the wife about how they value our friendship and want us back in their lives and so on and in it, she inserted a line that said her husband thinks I was right about Hillary. She didn’t have to say it but she did.

  210. moononpluto
    May 31st, 2012 at 9:28 am

    I have to wonder sometimes if UM is an Obama disinformation set-up.
    ———————–
    It is the old trick of the Bolshevik regime: set up a counter organization and see who joins. cf Felix Djerinsky–The Trust. On the other hand, some of the information we found at UM which was never reported in msm turned out to be true. One example would be the lack of executive leadership leading up to the killing (msnbc would call it cold blooded murder) of Bin Laden which runs contrary to the heroic image they seek to project now. Therefore, the question becomes if he hopes to win the election by touting himself as the hero who killed bin Laden why would he produce a false narrative that conflicts with that premise?

  211. moononpluto
    May 31st, 2012 at 9:28 am

    I have to wonder sometimes if UM is an Obama disinformation set-up.
    ——————

    haha.. Didn’t Obama mention UM once in some public speech or press conference mocking him and the people who followed him?

  212. moononpluto–it seems to me the Rass poll tells the real story. It focuses on likely voters rather than registered voters. Obviously, if every registered voter turned out to vote then there would be no difference between the two numbers, but experience tells us that even in 2008 that did not happen. Then, he tried to turn out 100% of his base through hope and change, but when that turned out to be a fairy tale, the theme of 2012 will be fear and envy which he hopes will motivate the base. But we know that is not working so well, as we see Romneny rise rather than fall in response to his negative tactics. Mainstream media will continue to poll registered voters, rather than likely voters, in order to present a false impression of Obama’s standing. We also know from every election going back to Goldwater that the undecideds, which in this poll are 5% will break 7 to 2 for Romney so the real margin right now is more like 50-45 favoring Romney. It will be interesting to see what effect, if any, a Walker victory in Wisconsin will have on those numbers.

  213. That Elizabeth Warren is making Obama look good for not appointing her to the org she headed in his admin. She should just fade into oblivion.

  214. If using registered voters in NBC/Marist poll he is tied with Romney in NV, CO, IA, it is probably worse there.

  215. All these wonderful metaphors which Obama is famous for like bringing a gun to a knife fight, crushing the opponent with his fundraising–real earthy stuff proving what a hee man (or hee haw). But now that has changed. Unlike his previous opponent whom he has buried under a wall of dirty money, this opponent is prepared to do the same thing against him, and to exploit his terrible record to the point that he will be rendered toxic to dithering voters. Put differently, the sociopathic bon vivante messiah to the ignoranti mascot to the idle rich is about to go where he has never gone before–and he won’t like it. What the prick does not understand is that even in a dictatorship the leader serves at the pleasure of the people, and in a mature democracy that is especially true.

  216. If using registered voters in NBC/Marist poll he is tied with Romney in NV, CO, IA, it is probably worse there.
    ——————-
    Yes. And in Nevada the casino owners are a powerful force, and they have lined up against Obama. If you doubt this google Steve Wynn, who is the biggest game in town.

  217. Why the elites would pick a man who is at war with American values to lead this nation at such a critical time has not been fully explained. The supposition is that their real goal is to destroy this nation. Certainly that would be true of Soros. But this thing was bigger than Soros, and I have got to believe that others besides him were looking long term, as well as short term. Obama is a perversion of the democratic principle, especially when he is combined with an uber corrupt press who helped to create him. And now, even though he has made everything worse they cling to him, less like a kite and more like a life preserver, not realizing it has sprung a giant leak.

  218. Has Elizabeth Warren found something to resurrect her campaign?
    Senate Democrats not with Warren on reinstating Glass-Steagall bank act – TheHill.com
    Senate Democratic leaders have shown little appetite for taking on Wall Street before Election Day, despite urging by one of their star recruits, Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren. Warren has called on Congress to resurrect the 1933 Glass-Steagall Act, which established a firewall between investment banks, which traditionally specialized in speculative trades, and commercial banks, which historically earned money primarily from lending.
    …Former Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), who was the Senate’s most outspoken defender of Glass-Steagall while in Congress, said Warren should expect a forceful pushback….
    http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/230181-senate-democrats-not-with-warren-on-reinstating-glass-steagall-

  219. May God Bless Ann.And everyone suffering .
    On World Multiple Sclerosis Day, Ann Romney and her family share their thoughts on her struggle with the disease. Ann and her sons also recount Mitt’s undying support to the woman he calls his “soul mate.”

    http://mi.tt/L3g5vD

  220. OMG Mrs. Smith – The picture you posted of Malcolm X looks exactly like Barack. If you cover the picture from the middle of the nose up and asked someone to guess who it is, they would say it was BO. I have been asked to look at a picture of Barack next to his father and Frank Marshall Davis (who was a communist mentor of BO’s mother) and he looked more like Davis than his father. BUT with this picture; Malcolm X and BO look like brothers. They are the spitting image of each other. Did BO’s mother ever cross paths with Malcolm X? Do you have any information about this? This has to be his father and maybe that’s why no info is known about BO.

  221. Mrs. Smith
    May 31st, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Look at this photo. Remembering this is Malcolm X.

    http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/coma/images/issues/201105/coates-malcolm-x-wide.jpg

    —–
    I do think Barry looks a lot like Malcolm X, but this photo does not really look like X, it looks like parts of Barry have been Photoshopped in, for example the eyes are Barry’s and X’s have a little more slant and are not as even, this looks like Barry’s chin, while almost every other photo of X has a dent in the middle.

    Google Malcolm X under images and this photo is the odd man out.

  222. I am impressed if this is true. 🙂
    ShortTermer
    May 30th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    This is information circulating on FB about Mittens:

    After going to both Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School simultaneously, he passed the Michigan bar, but never worked as an attorney. As a venture-capitalist, Romney’s first major business deal involved investing in a start-up office supply company with one store in Massachusetts that sold office supplies.

    That company, called Staples, now has over 2,000 stores and employs over 90,000 people.

    Romney or his company Bain Capital (using what became known as the “Bain Way”) would go on to perform the same kinds of business miracles again and again, with companies like Domino’s, Sealy, Brookstone, Weather Channel, Burger King, Warner Music Group, Dollarama, Home Depot Supply, and many others.

    Got your calculators handy? Let’s recap.

    .. Volunteer campaign worker for his dad’s gubernatorial campaign 1 year.

    .. Unpaid intern in Governor’s office 8 years.

    .. Mormon missionary in Paris 2 years.

    .. Unpaid bishop and state president for his church 10 years.

    .. Took no salary as president of the Salt Lake Olympics 3 years.

    .. No salary as MA governor 4 years.

    Gave his ENTIRE INHERITANCE to charity.

    .. That’s a grand total of 28 years of unpaid service to his country, his community and his church. Why? Because that’s the kind of man Mitt Romney is.

    And He’ll show you his:

    1) Un-doctored Birth Certificate!

    2) College transcripts!

    3) Law degree!

    4) Un-doctored Draft notice!

    5) & Un-doctored Social Security card, and what state it’s registered in!

  223. Whether it is a marriage, a job, or a political career, you reach a point where the odds are no longer in your favor, and then you have a choice to make. Do you ride it out, on the outside chance that your luck will change, or do you face reality and withdraw. This is where Obama and his lovely wife are at odds. He has to go on, whereas she is more realistic about his chances. Granted, the real game has not started. But when the incumbent is running neck and neck with the challenger, and every time he tries to land a blow on the challenger millions of people scream foul, and when he is losing the fight, prudence dictates that he withdraw. I know he won’t but that would be the smart play for him at this point. Yea, I know, the polls say different, but I am sure his internals are reflecting the Rassmussen picture, and not the crap NBC throws out. Like a tired horse, he can’t go the distance.

  224. Leanora
    May 31st, 2012 at 12:11 pm
    ————
    My surmise is this makes no difference to the democrat base in Massachusetts, who have innoculated themselves against the truth since the days of Honey Fitz. Where else will you find an electorate willing to elect a mayor who is in jail–other than West Virginia when the alternative is O Sicko. However, that begs the further question of how many dims there are in Massachusetts, will they turn out to vote, and is the Kennedy Machine, which has done so much damage to the state, the party and the country finally gone on to its just rewards.

  225. foxyladi14
    May 31st, 2012 at 12:07 pm
    —————–
    Great post. It speaks volumes about the man that big media is trying to destroy, and by inference, the man big media is trying to save. In the final analysis, it proves that big media is on their own side, which is not the side of the American People. It therefore follows that only a fool would listen to them.

  226. Its the job growth, stupid.

    Jobs may be key in election
    By Richard Wolf and Tim Mullaney, USA Today
    Posted 8h 57m ago

    The government’s employment reports coming Friday and next month could have an outsized impact on this fall’s elections, as voters firm up their opinions of the economy during the summer, say economists on both sides of the political spectrum. (snip)

    In Washington, economists who work closely with politicians believe job-growth numbers drive elections, absent a foreign-policy crisis. More formal forecasting models track economic growth through September of election years, changes in unemployment rates, and changes in income, Fair said.

    Economists surveyed by Bloomberg News say the economy is expected to have added 150,000 jobs in May, with unemployment holding at 8.1 percent. That’s up from 115,000 new jobs last month, but below the 200,000-plus monthly gains this winter.

    “It’s very close,” said Fair, who pointed out that his model says Romney will win if growth slows this year, as many economists expect. “The model has an average error of 2 percent.”

    A look at old data supports the theory that midyear job growth is a solid election predictor. Employment grew strongly in the spring and summer of 1972, 1984, 1996 and to a lesser degree 2004 — and presidents won re-election. The opposite was true in 1976, 1980 and 1992, when incumbents lost.

    Fair says the change in growth and employment matters more than the jobless rate: Ronald Reagan won 49 states in 1984 with unemployment at 7.4 percent.

  227. Gov. Romney is holding an event shortly on the sidewalk outside of #Solyndra HQ …

    This ought to be fun.

  228. I have the same problem some of you may have: imperfect knowledge, not a real insider, but knowing that strong efforts are afoot to bamaboozle the electorate, and although Obama is more culpable than others, there are no virgins in either whorehouse.

    Therefore, as a concession to the shortness of life, I have tried to focus on the metrics that may actually means something in terms of future predictions, and are harder for partisans–meaning big media can manipulate to save a president who is destroying the country. I guess I am narrow minded in that respect: I would rather save the country than save Obama, which is not the position of many dims.

    When interpreting and validating polls, I think every poll which focuses on registered voters is a poor predictor, unless there is 100% turnout. I think I am on firm ground there. Next, I rely on the historical evidence in saying that the undecideds in a poll will swing decisively to the challenger–7 to 2 is the recurrent ratio.

    And when it comes to unemployment, we know by now that the claims number is manipulated, and it fails to account for those who are long term unemployed. Therefore, the 8.1 number is not merely inaccurate; it is materially misleading.

    Therefore, what Wolf says above is important: the job creation number is the proper metric to evaluate the employment picture. That is the acid test–and it does NOT favor Obama–in the opinion of economists).

    (Note: this is out of character for Wolf. From what I can tell, he is not a class act like his predecessor Richard Benedetto who is now a professor, but a lowly Obama scribe. Notice however in this case he had a co-author, so perhaps his stumbling on the truth was not just an accident.)
    —————————————————-

    In Washington, economists who work closely with politicians believe job-growth numbers drive elections, absent a foreign-policy crisis. More formal forecasting models track economic growth through September of election years, changes in unemployment rates, and changes in income, Fair said.

    Economists surveyed by Bloomberg News say the economy is expected to have added 150,000 jobs in May, with unemployment holding at 8.1 percent. That’s up from 115,000 new jobs last month, but below the 200,000-plus monthly gains this winter.

    “It’s very close,” said Fair, who pointed out that his model says Romney will win if growth slows this year, as many economists expect. “The model has an average error of 2 percent.”

    A look at old data supports the theory that midyear job growth is a solid election predictor. Employment grew strongly in the spring and summer of 1972, 1984, 1996 and to a lesser degree 2004 — and presidents won re-election. The opposite was true in 1976, 1980 and 1992, when incumbents lost.

    Fair says the change in growth and employment matters more than the jobless rate: Ronald Reagan won 49 states in 1984 with unemployment at 7.4 percent.

  229. moon–so far his campaign staff is showing creative ability and proper discipline. How different from what we saw from McCain’s staff four years ago. The other side is committed to guerilla warfare on the ground, so I say hit them hard hit them fast and hit them often–like Breitbart did.

  230. “Why the elites would pick a man who is at war with American values to lead this nation at such a critical time has not been fully explained.”
    *********
    IMO, it’s all street theater. Barry is the stooge. I think most of the deals were cut during the last two years of Bush/Cheney when the Dems had delusions of money, majorities and power forever. Early on, the only requirement was anyone but Hillery. Campaign money was promised to the DNC for (1)Heritage Foundation/Insurance lobby/Pharma health care “reform”, (2) no investigation/prosecution of financial/mortgage fraud (3) increased “bail out money for financial institutions, etc., etc. The Dems delivered: Obamacare worth trillions to the health care industry, no prosecutions for financial crime (DOJ has prosecuted less than 1/3 compared to the Clinton admin., and 16-20 trillion dollars of bailouts to the banks, etc.. The real genius of the “elites” was to label this as a “socialist agenda”. It does seem to fit a pattern of “National Socialism”, I guess.

  231. ” Cleaning Up Obama’s “Dark Side”

    by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

    “It took two teams to script the 6,000-word psycho-drama headlined “Secret ‘Kill List’ Proves a Test of Obama’s Principles and Will,” in the May 29 New York Times. Reporters Jo Becker and Scott Shane got the byline, but the real content – the intended message – was provided by “three dozen current and former advisors” to the president whose ‘insights’ shaped the production. This symbiosis of State content-provider and corporate media packager passes for probing journalism in the United States.”
    *****
    Today’s Obama, as packaged by the Times, is not opposed to wholesale drone murder from the skies, routine trampling of international law, and evisceration of the U.S. Bill of Rights. Rather, he has “reserved to himself the final moral calculation.” The difference between his “dark side” and Cheney’s, presumably, is that Obama engages in deeper moral introspection before turning out the lights.

    http://www.blackagendareport.com/content/cleaning-obama%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%9Cdark-side%E2%80%9D

  232. Wbboei,

    You are on a roll! great posts today. Especially liked this.

    “Put differently, the sociopathic bon vivante messiah to the ignoranti mascot to the idle rich is about to go where he has never gone before–and he won’t like it.”

  233. The picture referred to is not of Malcolm X – it is Obama. MX had a jutting jaw, a deep chin dimple and small ears with very little lobe. Check out pics of Malcoln X on other sites.

  234. Lol, Axelrod, don’t like it when your own tricks are thrown back at you, do you?

    Obama senior adviser David Axelrod was met with protests from Romney supporters at a press event in Massachusetts today. A frustrated Axelrod, who was shouted down, tells the protesters “they can’t handle the truth.”

    After his brief remarks, Axelrod asked for questions from the press but was met with more banter from Romney protesters with slogans like “where are the jobs?”

    “You can’t handle the truth, my friends. That’s the problem. If you can handle the truth, then you quiet down,” Axelrod said.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/05/31/axelrod_to_romney_protesters_you_cant_handle_the_truth.html

  235. Axelrod’s Anti-Romney Message Gets Drowned Out
    By MICHAEL D. SHEAR

    Jessica Rinaldi/ReutersDavid Axelrod held a news conference on Thursday on the steps of the Massachusetts Statehouse in Boston.

    Loud and rowdy supporters of Mitt Romney in Boston drowned out an attempt by President Obama campaign’s top strategist to attack the former Republican governor on his home turf.
    In a morning news conference on the steps of the Massachusetts Statehouse, David Axelrod, one of Mr. Obama’s senior strategists, tried mostly in vain on Thursday to level Mr. Obama’s latest broadside on Mr. Romney’s record as governor of the state.

    Instead, he was booed, heckled and chanted down by supporters of Mr. Romney who refused to let up even for a moment as Mr. Axelrod and Democratic state lawmakers sought to make their case.

    With cameras rolling, the Republican hecklers yelled “We Want Mitt!” and “Broken Record!” and held signs that said “Go Back to Chicago!” Mr. Axelrod appeared bemused but rattled by them, at one point saying: “You can shout down speakers my friends, but it’s hard to Etch A Sketch away the truth.”

    That was a reference to comments by an aide to Mr. Romney who said the general election campaign would be like an Etch A Sketch, which critics said suggested that Mr. Romney would wipe away more conservative positions he took during the nominating contest. But the event on Thursday was more like a verbal brawl in Mr. Romney’s backyard.

    The event was supposed to have been a secret. The campaign did not announce Mr. Axelrod’s appearance in Mr. Romney’s hometown until early Thursday morning, although word of it leaked out on Twitter late Wednesday.

    Once in Boston, what had been billed as a news conference had the intensity of a late-October political rally, complete with dueling signs, noisemakers and competing chants. At one point, Democratic supporters behind Mr. Axelrod chanted: “Let him talk! Let him talk!”
    ********************************************************************
    But Mr. Axelrod’s comments — which were mostly carried live on CNN — were hard to hear amid the din of the crowd. At one point, Mr. Axelrod responded to unclear chants from the protesters, saying that “you can’t handle the truth, my friend. You can’t handle the truth.”
    **********************************************************************.
    To that end, the campaign also enlisted the support of several Democratic mayors and state lawmakers, who criticized Mr. Romney’s record while he was in office.
    But they, too, were booed by the Romney crowd..
    ________________________________________
    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/axelrods-anti-romney-message-gets-drowned-out/?smid=tw-thecaucus&seid=auto

  236. Via HA

    “David Axelrod got a large, unpleasant lesson in Chapter One of This Ain’t 2008 Any More.”

  237. The real genius of the “elites” was to label this as a “socialist agenda”.

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

    Dunno about the elites, but the GOP sure labeled it ‘socialist’, as in “Please don’t throw us in the briar patch!”

  238. admin – how much time for Johnny? I bet the convicts are lining up for a poke at pretty Johnny.

  239. I read MR is/was having a presser outside a Solyndra office today.

    5 points for Mitt, he should do this outside every Obama failure.

    Trump, are you coming up with this strategy??? 😉

  240. Re: Mrs. Smith
    May 31st, 2012 at 12:13 am

    EXACTLY!!!!

    I would not associate myself with PUMAs; for one thing they claimed to have raised enough money to pay off Hillary’s debt….and yet the debt did not get paid off.

  241. LOL!

    MR is a quick study. Check this about his Solyndra presser.

    Mitt Romney Visits Solyndra Amid Attack on Obama Jobs Record

    “The reason for keeping it quiet is because we knew if word got out that Solyndra would do everything in their power and the Obama administration would do everything in their power to stop us from having this news conference,” an aide said in a briefing en route. “But taxpayers made a substantial investment in Solyndra, there are serious questions about what happened at Solyndra, why that investment was selected, what happened to that money.”

  242. Many comments on blog’s about the dueling presse’s and the clear winner – MR.

    “It’s almost like Romney has Obama’s 2008 Campaign machine and Obama has John McCain’s…or Christine O’Donnell’s.”

    Also, many pointing out how McCain would probably have reprimanded hecklers. Lame lame lame lame lame.

  243. Unanimous verdict on one count against JE. Hung jury on others. Don’t know which is which yet.

  244. count 3 apparently…….illegal campaign contributions, they have agreed on that one apparently, which i think bodes well for him going down on that one.

  245. Liked this comment on the MR presser and flameout at the axelrod corral.

    “Impressive. Simultaneous attack and counter-attack on both coasts. Tonight’s news lead, if the media dare, “Dueling Pressers.” With Romney the clear winner of both. These Romney guys may know what they’re doing.”

  246. First time since Bush have 50% of voters trusted Republicans on economy……deadly for Obama.

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/trust_on_issues

    For the first time in five-and-a-half years, half of all likely voters now trust Republicans more than Democrats on the economy, the number one issue in the upcoming fall election, according to a new Rasmussen Reports poll.

    What’s more, Rasmussen said Thursday, the GOP is trusted more than Democrats on six of 10 major issues: economy, national security, the war in Afghanistan, immigration, taxes and health care.

    The Democrats are trusted more only on the issues of Social Security and education. The parties tie on government ethics and energy policy.

    The results come as more and more polls show growing support for Mitt Romney on key issues and from key voting blocks such as women. The survey of 1,000 likely voters was conducted over the past two weeks.

    On the big issue of the economy, Republicans are trusted 50 percent to 39 percent. On that issue, Republicans are also more trusted more among whites, men, and in all age groups.

    Rasmussen said said his findings mark “a continuing upward trend of confidence in Republicans since the first of the year. Voters have trusted Republicans more on [the economy] since early June 2009, but this is the first time the GOP has reached the 50% mark. By comparison, Democrats held a 51% to 42% advantage on this issue just before Election Day in 2008.”

    Economy

    Reps 50%
    Dems 39%

  247. Tearjerker MR ad.

    Soul Mate


    For Ann and MS day. Someone upthread posted about this but here’s the clip.

  248. Quite nasty from Obama……

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/blamer-chief_646332.html

    At the unveiling of former President George W. Bush’s official portrait at the White House this afternoon, President Barack Obama joined his predecessor and their wives in delivering brief (and at times nice, cordial, and funny) remarks. But there was a seemingly out of place moment during the ceremony when Obama seemed to veer into reiterating his frequent trope that he inherited a bad economy from Bush.

    “The months before I took the oath of office were a chaotic time,” Obama said, after explaining that the president’s job is isolating, and that he and Bush have a connection since so few have held the job. “We knew our economy was in trouble, our fellow Americans were in pain, but we wouldn’t know until later just how breathtaking the financial crisis had been.”

    Obama did note the Bush tried to get it right. “Still, over those 2 1/2 months, in the midst of that crisis, President Bush, his cabinet, his staff, many of you who are here today, went out of your ways–George, you went out of your way–to make sure that the transition to a new administration was a seamless as possible. President Bush understood that rescuing our economy was not just a Democratic or Republican issue, it was an American priority. I’ll always be grateful for that.”

    There were plenty of moments, however, when Obama was gracious to his predecessor. “After 3 1/2 years in office and much more gray hair, I have a deeper understanding of the challenges faced by the presidents who came before me, including my immediate predecessor President Bush,” Obama said. “In this job no decision that reaches your desk is easy, no choice you make is without costs, no matter how hard you try, you’re not going to make everybody happy.”

    /………………………..

    HE just cant resist a dig and poke at Bush, its quite unseemly, Bush has not been in office for years, start taking the blame yourself now.

  249. Bush’s reply when he was talking about his portrait hanging in the hallway. To zero: ‘When you walk by my portrait you can ask ‘What would George do?’.

    lol.

  250. What the hell is going on in America….

    http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2012/05/31/man-denied-bail-after-dismembered-body-parts-found-in-home/

    JOPPATOWNE, Md. (WJZ/BALTIMORE SUN/AP) — A Morgan State University student who lived in the same home as a missing Joppatowne man now feared dead was charged with first-degree murder after parts of a human body were found inside the house and in a nearby dumpster. Now the suspect has admitted to eating portions of the man’s body parts, including his heart and brain.

    Alexander Kinyua, 21, is being held on no bail.

    Mike Hellgren has the latest details.

    Police served a search warrant Wednesday morning at the home of that missing man and made a gruesome find. Parts of a human body were found at the home along Terrapin Terrace in Joppatowne.

    …………………..

    Seriously this sort of thing is widely on increase, people eating people.

  251. Union membership in Wisconsin has dropped down by half since Walkers new law. Maybe that is why the unions are so pissed at Walker.

  252. Bush also got this out:

    Now the presidential portrait collections begins and ends with the initials G.W.

    He also said that now whenever BO needs prez advice he can go to GWB’s portrait.

    He held his own.

  253. moononpluto
    May 31st, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Union membership in Wisconsin has dropped down by half since Walkers new law. Maybe that is why the unions are so pissed at Walker.


    Without collective bargaining, there isn’t much reason to pay dues nor be in a union.

  254. Romney Rattles, Outmaneuvers Axelrod At His Own Game
    Today the Obama campaign, in obvious coordination with the Washington Post, expected to launch a new attack against presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney from the steps of the Massachusetts state capital. The Post wrote a story critical of Romney’s time as governor, Axelrod intended to ride that nifty wave into a broadside, that unlike all their others, might actually stick to Romney — but as you can see in the video below, the Romney camp out-maneuvered them big-time: ….
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/05/31/Romney-Beats-Axelrod-At-His-Own-Game

  255. Oh for fucks sake

    Reuters: Judge declares mistrial on remaining five criminal counts against John Edwards

  256. Former U.S. Senator John Edwards found not guilty of accepting illegal campaign contributions from Rachel Mellon in 2008

    ……………..

    I Knew it, he got away with it.

  257. Just days after Fitzgerald hangs up his badge, guess who starts singing from jail…

    Tony Rezko says Blagojevich knew about pay-to-play scheme

    [snip]

    And Rezko was adamant that Blagojevich knew of the pay-to-play politics in his administration, including the trading of political appointments for campaign contributions.

    “Yes, he did,” Rezko said of Blagojevich’s knowledge of pay-to-play. “We would have the discussions. X, Y and Z made a $50,000 [contribution] and looking to be placed on a board, where should we place that person if that person specifically requested to be placed on board. Yeah. We had these discussions.”

    The accusation that Blagojevich sold appointments — which the governor repeatedly denied — was first made public by Ald. Dick Mell (33rd), Blagojevich’s father-in-law, sparking a feud that still divides the family.

    Rezko was behind bars when Blagojevich was arrested on charges that he tried to sell Obama’s old Senate seat. But there was something else that surprised Rezko.

    “I thought he knew better, I should say. I was surprised. I was surprised that he had said the things he said with regard to the Senate seat on the phone,” Rezko said. “I wasn’t surprised that these conversations take place, I was surprised that these conversations take place on the phone.”

    http://www.suntimes.com/12873845-761/tony-rezko-says-blagojevich-knew-about-pay-to-play-for-state-posts.html

  258. The jury in the trial of John Edwards deadlocked on five counts, leading the judge to declare a mistrial. They reached a not guilty verdict on one of the six counts of charges stemming from campaign finance violations.

    The judge excused the jury but asked to speak again with attorneys about possibly rescheduling of a new trial.

    ——–
    This is kinda what happened to Blago at his first trial, then blam-O at the second trial.
    Costs more money to defend yourself twice.

  259. Body blows and Mitt’s team comes out ready to fight!

    Yeehaw! About time.

    [snip]

    So Team Romney views the Boston event as payback. But they also, by striking back bigger and louder, want to send a message to Team Obama that Romney is ready to fight. Romney aides characterize the Axelrod event as a “sneak attack” in Romney’s home territory. “The Obama campaign thought they were going to come into our own turf and launch a dishonest sneak attack on Gov. Romney’s record,” says the Romney aide. “We’re not going to allow that to happen. We are going to hold them accountable every single time.”

    Indeed, Mitt Romney himself, a short time later, said, “If they’re going to be heckling us, why, we’re not going to sit back and play by very different rules….We’ll show them that we conservatives have the same kind of capacity he does.”

    Where Romney was speaking was another message from his campaign. Shortly after the Boston event, Romney launched a sneak attack of his own, holding a news conference at the headquarters of Solyndra, the bankrupt solar energy company that received $535 million in loan guarantees from the Obama administration. According to reporters traveling with Romney, the campaign did not tell the press about the event until the bus was actually on its way to Solyndra.

    “The reason for keeping it quiet is because we knew if word got out that Solyndra would do everything in their power and the Obama administration would do everything in their power to stop us from having this news conference,” a Romney aide told reporters, according to an ABC News account. “But taxpayers made a substantial investment in Solyndra, there are serious questions about what happened at Solyndra, why that investment was selected, what happened to that money.”

    The bottom line is, Thursday marked a new escalation in the day-to-day fighting between the Obama and Romney campaigns. And Team Romney hopes it has sent a very clear message that it will punch, and counter-punch, as hard as is necessary.

    http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/article/combative-romney-team-hits-obama-coast-coast/572526

  260. MR taking no prisoners. Hehehehehe.

    Standing in the shadow of the former Solyndra headquarters here, Romney defended the secrecy of his appearance there and actions taken by his aides across the country this morning, who crashed and disrupted a press conference in Boston held by a top Obama aide earlier in the day.

    “Most of the events I go to, or many of the events I go to, there are large groups of, if you will, Obama supporters there heckling me,” Romney said. “And at some point you say, ‘You know what, sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.’ If they’re going to be heckling us, why we’re not going to sit back and play by very different rules. If the president is going to have his people coming to my rallies, and heckling, why, we’ll show them that, you know, we conservatives have the same kind of capacity he does.”

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0512/76916.html#ixzz1wU5Q2Jpg

  261. How many ways and times can liberal loons call the other side ‘STUPID’? That seems to be the new line of attack on FB; they are posting graphics from sites that are incendiary and then name calling. I sooo wish I could call them out, but it is funny watching them.

    There is a site called iOWNTHEWORLD dot com that seems to have the graphics someone emailed to me that are hilarious. The ones sent to me showed various movie posters photoshopped with ObaMAO, Pigloosi and Harriless Reid on them. Words will not do them justice. I especially liked the one where he is Gable in Gone With the Wind.

  262. Re: BASIL99
    May 31st, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    I suspect that is a swipe at me and my prior comment that Romney fights like a girl.

  263. Yes, it was, I couldn’t help it. My apologies.

    Some of us had more confidence in him than others.

  264. ShortTermer
    May 30th, 2012 at 11:24 pm
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    ShortTermer…thanks for posting that info…

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

    ***BASIL99
    May 31st, 2012 at 3:35 pm
    Tearjerker MR ad.

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

    beautiful…even Donnie Ditz on Joe S was taken aback and they were all falling over themselves about what a beautiful family and what a stand up guy MR is…

    that would be a clip of the Joe S off message is worth embeding … if i find it later I will post

  265. btw…newt’s third appearance in about ten days on nbc/msnbc…MTP, Hardball Morning Joe

    I will give him kudos for speaking up for Mitt and criticizing O…just don’t get too cozy with the chuckles and socializing…especially on Morn Joe…those people are so impressed with themselves in their little cloister…

  266. Re: pm317
    May 31st, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    I so hope the attack mode keeps up; but do not forget how 2008 went, and I am not referring to how McCain purposely it seems went about losing the campaign, I am talking about how good the other side is at pulling no stops when it comes to cheating, thuggery, and intimidation and worse. It ain’t over til it’s over. There is legitimate fear that the tactic of being Briebarted might be used. I will say that he is getting a lot of deserved praise for what he just did; smart. Very smart.

    No apology necessary, but it was a little sophomoric.

  267. S, I hope that information is true as well. It came from a friend in an email that I trust to pass on worthy information. If that info is true, then he is a good guy, but I never doubted that.

    I have my eyes closed and am visualizing [for those who are into optics] that the beautiful lady [inside and out] that married Romney is in the White House after fumigating it; she is a perfect First Lady; and all is well with the world, or soon will be. I predict that she will take on a program to find a cure for MS. I predict that she LOVES her country her lifelong and will build it up, Buttercup.

  268. Shadowfax
    May 31st, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    I do think Barry looks a lot like Malcolm X, but this photo does not really look like X, it looks like parts of Barry have been Photoshopped in, for example the eyes are Barry’s and X’s have a little more slant and are not as even, this looks like Barry’s chin, while almost every other photo of X has a dent in the middle.

    yheitman
    May 31st, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    OMG Mrs. Smith – The picture you posted of Malcolm X looks exactly like Barack. If you cover the picture from the middle of the nose up and asked someone to guess who it is, they would say it was BO. I have been asked to look at a picture of Barack next to his father and Frank Marshall Davis (who was a communist mentor of BO’s mother) and he looked more like Davis than his father. BUT with this picture; Malcolm X and BO look like brothers. They are the spitting image of each other. Did BO’s mother ever cross paths with Malcolm X? Do you have any information about this? This has to be his father and maybe that’s why no info is known about BO.
    ___________________

    After a cursive search, the more you see of Malcolm X- the more the similarities reflect Obama. I don’t believe there was any photoshopping done.. there are so many photos and videos of Malcolm X out there instead of weakening a hypothetical case MX is Obama’s Daddy, they strengthen the case for Daddy X-

    Many before me have done the in-depth research I am providing in a few excerpts which make a better case for MX than they do for Obama Sr or Frank Marshall Davis. .

    We go with what we know as fact. One striking fact we know is Stanley Dunham was drawn to and favored intimate relations with black anti-American leaders. Stanley’s proximity to a MX triste can be pinpointed placing her on Mercer Island at the time when MX was In Seattle to open Mosque 57…

    In 1956 the Dunham Family moved to the Shorewood Apartments on Mercer Island, a Seattle suburb, where they lived until 1960 and where their daughter Stanley Ann attended Mercer Island High School.

    a little bit of Mercer Island HS background:

    “Mercer Island High School, was a hotbed of pro-Marxist radical teachers. John Stenhouse, board member, told the House Un-American Activities Subcommittee that he had been a member of the Communist Party USA and this school has a number of Marxists on its staff. Two teachers at this school, Val Foubert and Jim Wichterman, both Frankfurt School style Marxists, taught a critical theory curriculum to students which included; rejection of societal norms, attacks on Christianity, the traditional family, and assigned readings by Karl Marx. The hallway between Foubert’s and Wichterman classrooms was some times called ‘anarchy ally.’ Dunham thrived in this environment.

    “Drunk on radical ideology, Stanley “Ann” Dunham meets and becomes pregnant in the summer of 1960 in Seattle WA with the baby of Malcolm X, a prominent black liberal activist who is in Washington at the time forming the Nation of Islam Temple No.67 – 5943 Empire Way.”

    “In the early 1960’s there were noticeably very few African Americans on the streets of Honolulu, and Obama Sr. was the only Black man from Africa on the island. Ann Dunham, in an effort to legitimize her mixed race baby, would have sought out one of the only black men on the island to convince him to use his name. And so Barack Hussein Obama Sr. was likely pressed into service as father and husband in name only. Barack Sr. had no moral objections because to gain recognition in the Kenyan community, one needed to be polygamous. Polygamy enhanced your status, and symbolized that you were a wealthy man. Obama Sr’s name on the certificate of birth would legitimize the birth, and conceal the identity of the true father,a win-win for all parties. ”

    http://www.howdypodna.com/obamax.html
    _____________

    I find the evidence rather compelling MX is most likely the real father of Barack Obama rather than other candidates mentioned in the past i.e. Obama Sr and Frank Marshall Davis.

    There is a background history and a working video in the above link.. where BO demonstrates many of the same mannerisms as MX- a similarly shaped face even to the eyes. Remembering we are not looking for a twin to MX but a hereditary similarity in Obama resonating in his looks and his mannerisms more than the other two candidates.

  269. Now if Mitt could get dna from both and find a dna match…………….that would be something; or maybe Trump would carry out that mission. I believe as well that he is Malcolm [little] x.

  270. HE just cant resist a dig and poke at Bush, its quite unseemly, Bush has not been in office for years, start taking the blame yourself now.
    _______________

    I watched a few minutes of Obama’s ceremonial speech.. it was all the time I could stand listening to his dreck- fast forwarding to M/M Bush’s remarks.

    Worst of all was MO’s short disjointed speech full of ums and ahs calling the Bush daughters “a mess” just because they were tearing up during their Dad’s speech… It’s become almost impossible for MO to continue hiding her true feelings stuck in an unhappy marriage, stuck in a job she hates because of the work involved. The dress she wore today was as ill fitting for the moment as she is for the title as First Lady of the US.

  271. Mrs. Smith,

    I didn’t see the clip. Can you elaborate?

    “calling the Bush daughters “a mess” just because they were tearing up during their Dad’s speech…”

  272. Axelrod bears a close family resemblance to a skunk. I think it is genetic. When they were heckling him he slunk down the ground like skunks are known to do before releasing their noxious vapors. Honestly, the body language gives him away.

  273. lil ole grape:

    I read your comment- I would hope you post something more after reading the link I posted..

  274. Axelrod appeared on the Today Show this morning..

    Strange how his hair is dyed jet black and his mustache is left a mousey grey- Then again if the mustache were dyed to match his hair… He might be subject to comments remarking he has an unmistakeable resemblance to Hitler!

  275. More on how MR pulled off the bi-coastal BO smackdown.

    From politico.

    The day kicked off with plenty of drama. Reporters were told to arrive at a Redwood City hotel to await the campaign’s press bus, but were not told until they boarded the bus where it would be going.

    Then the bus drove to Romney’s Palo Alto hotel, where the candidate boarded the bus with a senior aide and his regular security detail. The newly-minted GOP nominee sat in the bus’s first row, but did not engage with reporters other than offering a “good morning” and noting the larger-than-normal contingent of journalists following him.

    At the event, Romney defended the secrecy involved in planning it. A senior aide told reporters earlier that there was concern the Obama administration would work with local officials to prevent Romney from staging the photo-op and press conference, which took place on the sidewalk of a public street on which Solyndra’s former headquarters sits.

    “I think there are people who don’t want to see this event occur, don’t want to have questions asked about this particular investment, don’t want to have people delve into the idea that the president took a half a billion dollars of taxpayer money and devoted it to an enterprise that was owned in large measure by his campaign contributors,” he said. “This is a serious conflict of interest. This ought to be a big story, and I think there are a number of people among the president’s team who don’t want that story to get out. We wanted to make sure it did.”

  276. ShortTermer
    May 31st, 2012 at 6:34 pm
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    Yeah, may be sophomoric. But no permanent malice intended. Those words for one reason or another had left an impression. 🙂

  277. Basil, I am looking for Romney’s video of that event but can’t find it. Why is it so difficult?

  278. Mrs. S,

    Nice clip but it didn’t have the part about MO calling the Bushies a “mess.” That’s OK. I don’t really want to see MO – just wanted to know more about that particular comment and in what context MO said it.

  279. pm317,

    See my post at 7:34? Maybe the secrecy has something to do with the lack of video? I dunno.

  280. Hi guys–fyi If anyone is interested (and WBBOE I thank you in the book)—Amazon is running a special promotion of the e-book for ADMIT THE HORSE. It’s currently $3.95. Not sure how long it lasts at that price (prob. a week or so) Sorry no promo on B&N and Nook yet.
    ———————–
    Thanks spega. Your political talents and insight are second to none. I will pick up a copy of your book and advise my friends to do likewise. Hope to see you back on Cavuto. Neil likes you and you and him work together well on the two interviews I saw.

  281. MO makes snide comments like that all the time. One time she called her younger daughter peanut gallery when the kid tried to say something.

  282. pm317,

    Here’s the clip, embedded in the story. Notice how the camera pas almost instantly from a view of the Solyndra sign to MR – to hide it, maybe? I have seen the lib headlines, all calling it a clumsy move which was bizarrely secretive and how it was a stupid move which couldn’t even hold the news cycle coz of the Bush WH photo op and the JE story.

    It never ceases to amaze me how the libs will try to spin anything.

    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/05/31/romney-slams-obama-policies-at-shuttered-solyndra-building-in-fremont/

  283. MO makes snide comments like that all the time. One time she called her younger daughter peanut gallery when the kid tried to say something
    ———————-
    Sounds like a script for a remake of the movie Mommie Dearest. Some, if not all of those elements may be present.

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

  284. One twist that Joan Crawford never thought of and that was to bring her young impressionable children into the satanic presence of white hating jew hating reverend jerry Wright, who christened them. I feel sorry for those kids–props they are for Obie et ux.

  285. Thanks, basil. Whichever Journolister took that video should be fired. I am sure there was room for him to stand at angle where he could grab the name on the building and that would have naturally provided the context for what Romney was saying. I hope his staff have a better video of it.

  286. all calling it a clumsy move which was bizarrely secretive and how it was a stupid move which couldn’t even hold the news cycle coz of the Bush WH photo op and the JE story.
    —————————
    No big media are the clumsy ones. Their shots just bounce off. We are wise to them, and they have forfeited their role as leader in the public debate. Day by day they become more like the army that stands outside the castle raising their spears and hollering with impunity. Why? Simple: Falso in uno, falso in omnibus–they are.

  287. BASIL99
    May 31st, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    edited and sanitized for public consumption-
    there might be a youtube of the full 17min with MO’s
    insulting words towards the end of the clip.

  288. A few examples.

    These faux journalists are like whirling dervishes concocting any phrase they can to protect their mess-iah.

    1. Romney Feared W.H. Conspiracy To Stop Secret Solyndra
    2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/…/romney-camp-fears-shadowy-obam…
    5 hours ago – Mitt Romney’s campaign justified its secrecy in setting up a press conference in front of Solyndra’s California headquarters on Thursday by …

    2. What If Mitt Romney Visited Solyndra And Nobody Noticed …
    http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/…if…romney…solyndra…/53025/
    Mitt Romney had a decent shot at owning the news cycle Thursday when he hosted a press conference in front of Solyndra, every conservative’s favorite …

    3. Romney bravely criticizes bankrupt Solyndra behind its back | Death …
    http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/…/romney-bravely-criticizes-bankrupt-...

  289. Mrs. S,

    That’s OK. I’ll take your word for it. But could you elaborate? (if you saw it). Why in the world would she call the daughters a mess? Was she joking?

  290. Basil, these faux journalists are masters of psychobabble.

    Psychobabble (a portmanteau of “psychology” or “psychoanalysis” and “babble”) is a form of prose using jargon, buzzwords and highly esoteric language to give an impression of plausibility through mystification, misdirection, and obfuscation.

  291. Basil-

    After Laura gave her remarks about her portrait, she graciously invited MO up to the mic for closing comments. MO looked surprised as her eyes swept the room settling on the Bush twins sitting in front of her. She awkwardly commented looking back at Laura Bush, noting the tears on the girls faces– summarizing their appearence as “the girls are a mess-” backtracking a little saying, “I hope my girls are as moved when we leave the WH.”

  292. “I hope my girls are as moved when we leave the WH.”

    What a nutcase! ‘moved’ that is the word she wants to use? The girls were probably realizing the historical and momentous nature of the event. Their parents are up there with the first GW. MO’s problem is similar to a monkey when given a diamond (I am not being racist — that is a real saying in my native tongue) would not know what it is..

  293. These faux journalists are like whirling dervishes concocting any phrase they can to protect their mess-iah.

    —-
    Good visual Basil. 😉

  294. I love Laura Bush, she is so darn kind and thoughtful. George scored on that choice.

    MO, a few of our Pink guys are googlie eyed over her, she is so full of white hatred she can’t hide it. She has too much anger to be attractive, in my book.

  295. I have turned a big fan of Stephen Hayes on Brett Baeir (sp?). Some things he says are right on. Today he mentioned how he feels sorry for Edwards’ parents and exactly my thoughts, they shouldn’t be going through all this indignity in their old age but I don’t see any shame or remorse in Edwards.

  296. Also the panel on Brett Baier was questioning what stature Axelrod have to go the Boston and deliver that stupid presser. I agree. They send him on weekend Sunday shows too. Well, they could do worse by sending Jarrett.

  297. Axelgrease is part skunk and looks like a frumpier version of Hitler. Who in the world could trust anything this guy says?

  298. Solyndra – I actually drove by this building a few months ago on the way to a convention. It was by the freeway and was so huge, one of the most expensive manufacturing buildings I have ever seen in CA.

    Why the Hell didn’t they sell this to some established company, even at a slight discount instead of leaving it like a foreclosed home?

    Oh right, it’s just a tax payers loss, not a bank.

  299. Interesting discussion on how Romney should approach the campaign. Big media wants him to play the role of straight man so the Obama team can destroy him, and they buttress their argument by saying if he get ugly the undecidedes will faint and he will lose. These commenters do not agree with the big media prescription and maintain that it is weighted by self interest. I think anything big media tells you is most likely a lie.
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    Romney should run the dirtiest and nastiest campaign since 1984 by running as an actual Conservative. He should spit on the pundits who beg him to “run to the center” because they want him to lose.

    Both Fast & Furious and Solyndra are scandals of big government. They exemplify cronyism, a lack of transparency, and a quid pro quo that’s illegal in the private sector. They’re a rallying cry for much smaller government.

    Planned Parenthood and its kin exemplify the patronage problem. Big government is rife with corruption opportunities, there’s favors to be bought and sold hourly. Smaller and transparent government helps minimize the feeders at the public trough.

    Romney can fulfill Obama’s pledge to reduce the power of lobbyists by slashing the Federal Government in half, and then start cutting the redundancies.

    If you think I’m wrong then try to recall the 1980 and 1984 elections. Reagan was untouchable because he ran as an actual Conservative. The press couldn’t figure out his game, he was supposed to follow their lead and dance to their tune. Reagan destroyed the media and the pundits. Romney could do the same. He won’t, but he could.

    May 30, 2012 – 3:32 pm Link to this Comment | Reply Mike
    I’m going to remember your comment here and hate you for being right.

    May 30, 2012 – 9:23 pm Link to this Comment | Reply 12. cfbleachers
    Romney does not have Reagan’s easy wit or his natural charm…he’s a much stiffer personality.

    Trying to get him to deliver pithy punch lines and memorable sound bites is going to be a bit of a challenge.

    I suppose the question is more about tactics than strategy at its core. Would it be a sound strategy to tell the truth about Obama and this extreme radical administration? I would answer that if the truth is in the dirt, dig in the dirt. Tell the truth and don’t be afraid to tell the truth….as long as you can back it up.

    Tactically speaking, you have to go with the weapons you have. Romney is not glib, he is not witty, he is not natural on stage or in front of the camera.

    He’s stiff, wooden, and not great at slinging ad-libbed one-liners.

    He’s formal and detailed, a bit wonkish and when you force him to be something he is not…it backfires.

    So…tactically…smother the small c communists with economic expertise. Wonk the Donk. Make it palatable for the average, math-hating voter…but show them the failure. Put it in pictures. Show it in fun ways, but drive the message home. Attacking business and success is a recipe for failure.

    Talk about the corruption of Fast and Furious, of Solyndra, of Volt, of the SEIU/ACORN, of the DOJ.

    Radical extremism …the OWS IS this administration. Tearing us apart. Failing to submit a budget. Dividing us by race, class and gender.

    That’s not dirty…it is digging the truth of the dirt where it is found.

  300. Basil-

    I typed my last comment out on a tablet… the battery was @15%..

    I wanted to add-

    “backtracking a little saying, “I hope my girls are as moved when we leave the WH.” As she was giving her husband a dirty look.. ( mega double entendre there)

  301. nice comment on the Ulsterman blog under the “dangerous” topic:

    unsolicited comment from an avid reader of the newest revelations surfacing on Obama:
    _______________

    Very good insight 57th! Nothing this insider says is by accident. So many times i’m watcing or reading the news and I think now where did I hear that before? And its something this guy had said weeks or months ago. And you might be right on about using that John 9:30 Bible passage.

    If none of you have not read the Klein book about Obama that just came out you need to. #1 NYT Bestseller already.

    This stuff in there reads just like this WHI said it. As is almost exactly. I am reading it and thinking WHI had to have talked with Klein. I would bet the house on it in fact. I am even wondering if Ulsterman is actually Klein?? That’s how similar the information was in the book to the reports from 2 yrs ago by Ulsterman. Maybe????

  302. Also the panel on Brett Baier was questioning what stature Axelrod have to go the Boston and deliver that stupid presser. I agree. They send him on weekend Sunday shows too. Well, they could do worse by sending Jarrett.
    —————
    Ugly, evasive, shifty-eyed, bombastic, garbageman–he is the worst guy in the world to put up front. He belongs in the bilges of the bad ship Obama–not on the bridge. Obama must pick these losers to represent him because they pose no threat. The guy is a throwback to the pre-television age. But big media loves him because during the 2008 campaign they joined forces, and they are doing it again. But what big media loves, the public does not.

  303. And another little tidbit adding to the MX hypothesis:

    “Malia is the feminine form of Malik, …Malcom’s Muslim name.”

  304. I find the evidence rather compelling MX is most likely the real father of Barack Obama rather than other candidates mentioned in the past i.e. Obama Sr and Frank Marshall Davis.
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    The resemblance is remarkable. I think this is likely and it would explain a lot. A friend of mine was with the Manhattan District Attorney’s office, attached to the Homicide Bureau, and investigated his death. He went on to become the best trial lawyer of his generation. Playboy did a movie on him called Tiger in Court, documenting his successful prosecutions of the Mafia.

    jbstonesfan: do you know herb?

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

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

  305. Here is another little breadcrumb adding to this theory-

    newspaper clipping jpg:

    http://terribletruth.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/muhammad-speaks-april-1962-edition-noi-chicago-rally-the-young-listened7.jpg?w=300&h=256

    A photo in Muhammad Speaks places Stanley Ann Dunham and Baby Barack at Malcolm X’s Nation Of Islam Annual Rally in Chicago, Illinois. Allegedly taken on 23 February 1962, the date is coincident with Stanley Ann’s alleged enrollment at The University Of Washington in Seattle.

  306. There have been over 50 more comments added to this topic @ UM.. Trying to get through them all..

  307. A penetrating analysis from Jay Cost, who greatly admires Bill and Hillary, but sees the task ahead of moving back to a centrist party as well nigh impossible. Don’t let the title throw you–there is good stuff here. It is why the Democrat Party is at war with America.
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    Morning Jay: It Was Never Bill Clinton’s Party
    6:00 AM, May 31, 2012 • By JAY COST

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    Yesterday, we got word that Artur Davis, the former Democratic representative from Alabama’s majority-black Seventh Congressional District and failed 2010 gubernatorial candidate, jumped from the Democratic party to the Republican party. What to make of this?
    A few years ago, when Alabama Democrat Parker Griffith made a similar switch, I took it as a notable marker in the transition of Southern politics toward the GOP. Griffith represented one of the last Democratic holdouts in the South, at least on the congressional level, the old Jacksonians in the Appalachian region. I thought it was illustrative that he did not feel as though the Democratic label was a good vehicle for his political ambitions.
    This switch seems less descriptive. Davis’s constituents in the majority-minority Seventh District of Alabama are really as solidly Democratic as they come. And African Americans in the South have been in a pretty comfortable alliance with Northern liberals since the Voting Rights Act, so this is not a signal of any shifts in the body politic.
    What I find much more interesting is this comment from Davis:
    [I]n my early thirties, the Democratic Party managed to engineer the last run of robust growth and expanded social mobility that we have enjoyed; and when the party was doing that work, it felt inclusive, vibrant, and open-minded.
    But parties change. As I told a reporter last week, this is not Bill Clinton’s Democratic Party (and he knows that even if he can’t say it).
    On the specifics, I have regularly criticized an agenda that would punish businesses and job creators with more taxes just as they are trying to thrive again. I have taken issue with an administration that has lapsed into a bloc by bloc appeal to group grievances when the country is already too fractured: frankly, the symbolism of Barack Obama winning has not given us the substance of a united country.
    This is a common point one hears from Clinton voters in the 1990s – it’s not his party any more. However, it’s not actually true. It was never really Bill Clinton’s party.
    This is an issue that I discuss in Chapter 11 of my new book, Spoiled Rotten: How the Politics of Patronage Corrupted the Once Noble Democratic Party and Now Threatens the American Republic. Much like Dwight Eisenhower in the 1950s, Clinton came into office looking to reform his coalition in the hopes of creating a lasting majority. Also, like Ike, while Clinton enjoyed personal success, he never managed to reshape his own party.
    Consider these points about the Clinton era:
    1. He was far from the consensus choice of the party in 1992. In fact, most of the major interest groups that dominate the party today either opposed him or were lukewarm to his candidacy in 1992. What put Clinton over the top that year was his domination of the Southern primaries, thanks in large part to the sorts of white, working class voters who now call themselves Republicans.
    2. He offered a reformist agenda to Congress, but the congressional liberals stymied him in 1993-94. They pushed him to the left on deficit reduction and crime control, punished him in the 1994 midterms for pursuing NAFTA, were lukewarm to his health care plan in part because it aggravated organized labor, and made welfare reform (a key plank of his ’92 candidacy) a non-starter.
    3. In 2000, the Ralph Nader challenge was at its core an effort to lobby the vast array of disaffected interest groups that had backed Clinton four years prior because they saw him as the lesser of two evils. In the end, the party mostly came home in time for the election, but not entirely. Nader succeeded in splitting the vote in Florida by just enough to deliver George W. Bush the presidency
    4. In 2008, Barack Obama ran a campaign that was implicitly opposed to Clintonism. His notion of change was not simply to get rid of Bush, but also to do away with the old, i.e. Clintonian, version of the Democratic party. Hillary Clinton and Obama essentially tied in the nomination battle, but Clinton’s vote was strongest in areas that have been abandoning the party, while Obama was stronger with many of the party’s loyal groups. More important, the party establishment – as embodied by the superdelegates – decided overwhelmingly to nominate Obama rather than Clinton. Indeed, that was an early signal from House speaker Nancy Pelosi, certainly no Clintonite, who communicated that the superdelegates should back the delegate leader (Obama) and not the popular vote leader (potentially Clinton).
    So what we have then is a history of the Democratic party being skeptical of Clinton, then pushing him so far to the left that he lost public opinion, then rebuking his vice president, and then his wife in the 2008 election.
    Clinton’s real triumph came in persuading the middle of the country that he was a good steward of the economy, and that was due in large part to the fact that the congressional Democrats were run out on a rail in 1994. The GOP sweep of the House and Senate effectively liberated Clinton from having to deal with the left wing interests that dominate the party caucuses, especially in the House, and enabled him to govern as the “New Democrat” he promised to be.
    It was a great political feat, and went a long way to rebranding the public image of the Democratic party. But the structure of the party itself never changed. Indeed, the same problems that prompted reformist Democrats in the 1980s like Clinton to start rethinking their party’s politics are still around. If anything, they have grown only more powerful in the ensuing years, especially in the House. The new left interest groups have created supremely sophisticated lobbying operations, the older conservative unions have died out and been replaced with more leftwing groups like AFSCME, the SEIU, and the NEA, and the moderate core of the party – the white South as well as Northern, church going Catholics – have joined the GOP.
    Davis is right that today’s Democratic party is not Clinton’s. But really, it never was his party in the first place.

  308. If anyone thinks the info is fake on UM…

    It seems a RL death threat has appeared on the site (he may not be aware of yet)

    His commentators are defending him: ~creepy~
    __________

    935Penn
    May 31, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Icarus Ulsterman.

    Your wings grow hot.

    This is your final warning. You cannot undo what has already been done.

    ____________________

    935Penn
    May 31, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    Consider me a friend.

    For now.

    This is so far beyond you and you must know that.

    If you doubt the legitimacy of this message I leave you with verification. You will know exactly what it refers to and should also know then my sharing it with you means this is no hoax and that my warnings to you must be real.

    Gowdy Shores.

    Have your full attention yet?

  309. I would not associate myself with PUMAs; for one thing they claimed to have raised enough money to pay off Hillary’s debt….and yet the debt did not get paid off.

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

    Wow. First, who spoke for ‘they/them’? By what authority? I know some PUMA groups have raised money for Hillary’s debts. Maybe someone made a mistake thinking everything was paid off when some debts (Penn?) remained? But why would that be a reason for you to condemn everyone who is or was PUMA, even in other PUMA groups?

  310. This is amazing- like a mystery drama unfolding in RT having you in it’s grip-

    UM’s researchers are diligently looking for clues.

    They’ve discovered the 935 penn moniker coincidentally is the address of :
    _______

    MEL
    May 31, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    ADDED SPACE BETWEEN 935 AND PENN. THAT TAKES YOU TO THE FBI ADDRESS ON GOOGLE SEARCH,,

    935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C.

  311. Mrs. Smith: there is also this:
    ——————————-

    Just a heads up. If somebody calling themself 935Penn makes a post just ignore them. Obamabot alert for real. Making weird threats to UM on the Insider story comment thread. Real asshole.

    Reply

    Jules
    May 31, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    That person was here a while back, being annoying, and was pretty much ignored then.
    Reply
    reader
    May 31, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    I think I remember that now. The 935Penn stood for something in the government. Probably going to be a lot more Obamabot crap on this message board site and the other conservative sites all summer long. They re getting more more scared now. Losing is looking real to them now.
    Reply
    Jules
    May 31, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    FBI building’s address, I think.
    Reply
    Ebysan
    May 31, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    935 Penn …….? 935 Pennsylvaina Ave, Washington,DC

    FBI Headquarters 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535-0001 (202) 324-3000

    Others in the past stated that someone would not be that Stupid from the FBI to be posting under 935 Penn……. Perhaps someone trying to use intimidation tactics!!

  312. So, the Insider might be right about UM-
    He used the term Breitbarted…

    Eeerie- after being drawn to posting the comments it ends with a topic from His44 posted in 07’…

  313. wbb:

    “Perhaps someone trying to use intimidation tactics!!”
    _________

    Oh yes, thats a big perhaps when you scroll all the way down to the bottom of the conversation.

    I don’t think it behooves Obama one bit to be the son of a Communist if it should go viral he is a hidden son of MalcolmX- I can’t think of a bigger turnoff to voters…

    The comment you posted seems to be enhancing discouragement of connecting Obama to Malcolm X..

  314. So what we have then is a history of the Democratic party being skeptical of Clinton, then pushing him so far to the left that he lost public opinion [….]

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

    So Bill came to office in 1993 trying to get full rights for gays in the military, trying to get Hillarycare in, etc etc not because he wanted those things, but just because ‘the left’ had been pushing him? We might get a reality check on this by looking at his record in 12 years as Gov of Arkansas; what policies did he work for then?

  315. “Perhaps someone trying to use intimidation tactics!!”
    ________

    Isn’t that the way the Chicago thugs roll?

  316. This squares with the Jay Cost analysis. Interestingly, there was a response to Jay from a person who blogs under the name Ed Kilgore, and is known to be a closet marxist. He maintains that it is the same Democrat Party it has always been, which makes him a lying sack of shit, and a dissembler. One look at what Arthur Davis gave as his reasons for leaving the party; one look at what fat Donna and Greaseball said about wanting a different coalition; one look at Obama’s attacks on the Clinton legacy; and what happened at the RGB hearing leaves no reasonable doubt that Kilgore–and his ilk is a bloody liar. It is no longer a southern, appalachian, white, working class party with conservative unions in its coalition. It is northeast liberal, anti-white, anti-American group of people who talk about the public welfare, but serve only the welfare of their coalition groups. If you are not part of their coalition, your calls will not be answered. Anyone who thinks this is the democratic party of the past is not paying attention. If they want to vote for a party that will not serve their interests that is their prerogative, but they need to know that there is no quid pro quo in this for them–just hot air. That is what I have learned over the past five years, hoping things would be different than they actually are.

    Posted by Erick Erickson (Diary)

    Wednesday, May 30th at 6:00PM EDT
    23 Comments

    Democrats frequently “concern troll” the Republican Party. The GOP cannot win in New England. It has drifted too far to the right. The GOP is purging moderates. Etc. Etc. Etc.

    They act as if they care and in fact are delighted by what they interpret as the decline and fall of the GOP.

    Meanwhile, more Democrats are leaving the Donks headed over to the GOP. They are losing the rust belt, Appalachia, and the South. Their gains in the west are not offset by their losses elsewhere. Blue collar Catholics are leaving.

    Tonight, I’ll spend some time concern trolling the Democrats.

  317. Then the usual posting interruptus, the botlike scenario taught at Obama training camp for koolaid-idiots on the payroll.

  318. The UM death threat, delivered anonymously over cyberspace raises an interesting question. How do you deter this activity? Tracking down the offender is hard to do because the identity is concealed, therefore apprehension is highly problematic, therefore the offender is not deterred–on the contrary he is encouraged. Absent a technological breakthrough that problem will remain. Therefore, if we are to deter this kind of criminal activity we must increase the penalty–or treat the concealed nature of the attack, or threat, an aggravating factor at the time of sentencing. Often we are dealing with people with underdeveloped frontal lobes, who think it is cool, or mean spirited people who feel say things over the internet which they would never say to your face. I think the law needs to deal with this–harshly.

    One of the things which the law has not caught up with fully is the capability of someone to launch a death threat over the blogs anonymously. The law should be interested in how to deter this type of activity. I but the chances of catching the culprit are remote, given the extent of current technology. This attack on UM is a prime example.

  319. Mrs. Smith
    June 1st, 2012 at 12:40 am

    Erick Erickson

    Wasn’t EE’s house just swatted?
    ——————————
    Yes Mrs Smith–as you posted it here on this blog.

  320. And Eric got swatted after he highlighted a swatting of a Los Angeles assistant district attorney who had a blog which was working with Breitbart. The apparent culprit was a Bill Ayers clone Kimberlin aka the subway bomber who served hard time, and is of course a huge Obama supporter. That particular incident was far more serious. And they have the false report to the police by the culprit on tape. You will be happy to know that Daily Kos (Soros) is involved in this too.

    redstate.com/erick/2012/05/25/daily-koss-neal-rauhauser-bomber-brett-kimberlin-and-political-terrorism/

  321. Mrs S, I was just tracing your UM posts:

    The ref to Incarus, wings of wax, fly to close to the sun and fall to your death.

    Gowdy Shores, Michigan on Google…

    —now I see more going on and am going back to see what is up.

  322. Seriously is this what he’s going with?

    OBAMA TELLS DONORS: ‘SECOND TERM TO REDO HEALTHCARE’

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-06-01/obama-tells-donors-health-care-fight-may-loom-after-court-rules.html

    President Barack Obama is confiding to Democratic donors that he may have to revisit the health-care issue in a second term, a position at odds with his publicly expressed confidence that the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold the Affordable Care Act, according to three Democratic activists.

    As he previewed his agenda for donors at a May 14 fundraiser, Obama said he may be forced to try to revise parts of his health-care plan, depending on how the court rules later this month, said one activist, who requested anonymity to discuss the president’s comments. Guests at the $35,800-a-plate dinner in the Manhattan apartment of Blackstone Group LP (BX) President Tony James were asked to check their smart phones and BlackBerries at the door.

    The president has made similar remarks, usually in response to questions, at other fundraising events since the Supreme Court heard arguments in the case during the last week of March, according to two other activists, who also requested anonymity.

    Obama’s answers, which begin with the president repeating his contention that the high court will uphold the law, have led some contributors to conclude the White House is making contingency plans should the justices strike down parts of the law, which would give Republicans a powerful talking point about one of his signature issues.

    A challenge by 26 states centers on the law’s requirement that individuals purchase health insurance or face a penalty.

    ……………………………….

    He really is going to implode his campaign, seriously, the public wants you nowhere near it.

  323. I suspect that some of this terrorism or at least its encouragement is coming out of the Obama campaign.

    The suspect would be Jim Messina. Originally, he was a Harry Reid Staffer. Then he became Deputy Chief of Staff under Emanuel. And now Messina is in charge of the Obama campaign, along with Plough (rhymes with fluff) and Adolf Axelrod.

    During the have I got a surprise for you meetings between congressional dimocrats and constituents to extol the broad plenary virtues of Obama care, Messina intuited that the Tea Parties might not like what Obama Reid and Pelosi hath wrought so he dispatched SEIU thugs to St Louis with conditional instructions to attack Tea Party members, which led to brutal attack on a black tea party member.

    At a minimum, that shows Jim Messina who is in charge of the Obama campaign has a propensity for violence against political opponents, thus I for one would be shocked if he did not have a hand in some of this.

  324. moononpluto
    June 1st, 2012 at 2:06 am
    ———————
    Have I told you lately how much I enjoy your posts. I do, indeed.

  325. Crackpot obots love to try and frighten people that attack their dear leader. They get bored in those dank basements and like to watch others put the ‘clues’ together and think the GMan is the government threatening UM or his bloggers.

    Barry sure knows how to pick um.

    This threat probably comes from a DailyKook.

  326. Wbboei, I mean seriously, your first term was a clusterfook because of the healthcare and he is saying he wants to go back and re-do it in a second term. If thats not basically saying “hey i’m stupid and i’m not finished being stupid yet”.

    Who is advising the clown or is he making it all up as he goes along.

  327. President Barack Obama is confiding to Democratic donors that he may have to revisit the health-care issue in a second term, a position at odds with his publicly expressed confidence that the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold the Affordable Care Act, according to three Democratic activists.
    ———————–
    Well now this presents a conundrum of sorts–as in which is more delusional–revisiting health care? or a second term? Cloud cuckoo land on both counts. Maybe when they start moving his Nobel prize and basketball and golf clubs out of the White House, or get Oprah it aint over til the fat lady sings do a few verses of Madam Butterfly he will wake up to reality. But even then it is a crap shoot.

  328. moononpluto
    June 1st, 2012 at 2:15 am

    Who is advising the clown or is he making it all up as he goes along.
    ——————————-
    Big media would say he just being flexible, spontaneous and honest, because he is a student of St Augustine and has read the City of God. A trained Doctor like Krauthammer, SHV, or the Israeli psycologist would say he is a sociopathic narcissist, and like the patter song in Annie Get Your Gun, doin what comes naturally. And if you ask me, I would say he that with the Supreme Court poised to eviscerate his signature piece of legislation and sum total of what he has accomplished in four desperate years, he may have a tetch of splain to do to the contributors who were looking for a big pay day, and by the grace of God may be stuck with the obligations without the do re me. There is a word for this: damnosa heritas babeee.

  329. Crackpot obots love to try and frighten people that attack their dear leader. They get bored in those dank basements and like to watch others put the ‘clues’ together and think the GMan is the government threatening UM or his bloggers.

    Barry sure knows how to pick um.

    This threat probably comes from a DailyKook.
    ————————–
    I agree

  330. Something I wrote a couple months ago on Obama’s state of mind:
    ————————–
    Dr. Krauthammer is a Washington Post columnist, a FOX News political commentator and a distinguished medical expert. He has called Mr. Obama a “narcissist” without explaining what that medical term means.
    Dr. Sam Vaknin is the leading authority in the world on narcissism. He concurs with that diagnosis, and has gone on to explain not only what it means but how it applies to Mr. Obama. Therefore his analysis is highly probative. It is reasonable to assume that every nation we deal with as a friend or foe has profiled Mr. Obama that way. This was evident a year ago he refused to confront Iran on a real world violation because he was too absorbed in his own thoughts about a nuclear free world. Whereupon, President Sarakozy made the tell-tale statement to Mr. Obama “we live in the real world, not a virtual one”. Obviously, he had done his homework.
    C. How Does One Become A Narcissist?
    According to Dr. Vaknin, narcissism is a specific reaction to deep trauma in the patient’s early life. (In Barack’s case there were multiple traumas including abandonment, cultural displacement, mixed race, etc.). The narcissist constructs an alter ego to compensate for that trauma. The alter ego is god-like and omnipotent. (In those days, he called himself King Obama). The narcissist engages in magic thinking to sustain it. The narcissist projects the god-like alter ego to the world. The world falls in love with the god-like alter ego. The god-like alter ego attracts co-dependent people. Those co-dependent people form a cult around the narcissist. The narcissist does nothing to discourage this. Behind the mask is the stunted, immature, angry, ossified child. In time, alter ego and the inner child merge, and you end up with a tyrannical god.
    D. What Are The Telltale Signs?
    The specific markers of Obama’s personality are as follows:
     Messianic vision of himself, his life and his mission. (Magic thinking).
     Tenuous grip on reality exacerbated by trappings of power (theater vs. reality)
     Fosters and encourages a personality cult.
     Surrounds himself with obsequious sycophants. (Admirers are co-dependents).
     Cannot handle a hint of criticism or disagreement.
     Paranoia and feels he is a victim.
     Sublimates aggression and holds grudges. (Inner sense of rage)
     Manipulative and conniving.
     Pronoun density (Uses I, my, & me excessively in speech pattern)
     Glibness and superficial charm.
     Covertly hostile and domineering. (Likes to humiliate victims)
     Pathological lying. (Extremely convincing).
     Shifts positions, views, opinions and ideals opportunistically (Flip flops)
     Shallow emotions. (Feigned rather than experienced).
     Lack of shame remorse or guilt. (Deep sense of inner rage).
     Lack of empathy. (Contempt for feelings)
    E. How Does This Affect His Leadership?
    As president, we find that Mr. Obama displays a cosmic vision, lives in a fantasy world and engages in magic thinking. He believes he can circumvent existing structures and go directly to the grass roots. He is more concerned with theater than real life, appearance than substance, public relations than policy. This can be seen in his tried and failed public relations initiatives in the Middle East, his passage of bills in Congress, and his tendency to grandstand. His speech patterns feature pronoun density, whereby he uses the word I, me or myself 5 times more than an average speaker and conflates the United States with himself. He flip-flops on his stated ideals, opinions and views without explanation or apology. He maligned Bush during the campaign and has since adopted all of Bush’s policies. Once he implements a policy he loses interest in it. He never asks the results of his initiatives, i.e. whether the economy improved, the health care system got better, or the Iranian government listened as a result. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CUp7qdej8g

  331. Dr. Krauthammer is a Washington Post columnist, a FOX News political commentator and a distinguished medical expert. He has called Mr. Obama a “narcissist” without explaining what that medical term means.

    Dr. Sam Vaknin is the leading authority in the world on narcissism. He concurs with that diagnosis, and has gone on to explain not only what it means but how it applies to Mr. Obama. Therefore his analysis is highly probative.

    C. How Does One Become A Narcissist?

    According to Dr. Vaknin, narcissism is a specific reaction to deep trauma in the patient’s early life. (In Barack’s case there were multiple traumas including abandonment, cultural displacement, mixed race, etc.). The narcissist constructs an alter ego to compensate for that trauma. The alter ego is god-like and omnipotent. (In those days, he called himself King Obama). The narcissist engages in magic thinking to sustain it. The narcissist projects the god-like alter ego to the world. The world falls in love with the god-like alter ego. The god-like alter ego attracts co-dependent people. Those co-dependent people form a cult around the narcissist. The narcissist does nothing to discourage this. Behind the mask is the stunted, immature, angry, ossified child. In time, alter ego and the inner child merge, and you end up with a tyrannical god.

    D. What Are The Telltale Signs?

    The specific markers of Obama’s personality are as follows:

    Messianic vision of himself, his life and his mission. (Magic thinking).

    Tenuous grip on reality exacerbated by trappings of power (theater vs. reality)

    Fosters and encourages a personality cult.

    Surrounds himself with obsequious sycophants. (Admirers are co-dependents).

    Cannot handle a hint of criticism or disagreement.

    Paranoia and feels he is a victim.

    Sublimates aggression and holds grudges. (Inner sense of rage)

    Manipulative and conniving.

    Pronoun density (Uses I, my, & me excessively in speech pattern)

    Glibness and superficial charm.

    Covertly hostile and domineering. (Likes to humiliate victims)

    Pathological lying. (Extremely convincing).

    Shifts positions, views, opinions and ideals opportunistically (Flip flops)

    Shallow emotions. (Feigned rather than experienced).

    Lack of shame remorse or guilt. (Deep sense of inner rage).

    Lack of empathy. (Contempt for feelings)

    E. How Does This Affect His Leadership?

    As president, we find that Mr. Obama displays a cosmic vision, lives in a fantasy world and engages in magic thinking. He believes he can circumvent existing structures and go directly to the grass roots. He is more concerned with theater than real life, appearance than substance, public relations than policy. This can be seen in his tried and failed public relations initiatives in the Middle East, his passage of bills in Congress, and his tendency to grandstand. His speech patterns feature pronoun density, whereby he uses the word I, me or myself 5 times more than an average speaker and conflates the United States with himself. He flip-flops on his stated ideals, opinions and views without explanation or apology. He maligned Bush during the campaign and has since adopted all of Bush’s policies. Once he implements a policy he loses interest in it. He never asks the results of his initiatives, i.e. whether the economy improved, the health care system got better, or the Iranian government listened as a result.

  332. Something I wrote at the end of February which got caught up in spam filter. I will see if I can get it to post in pieces.

  333. Dr. Sam Vaknin is the leading authority in the world on narcissism. He concurs with Krauthammer that Obama is a narcissist, and has gone on to explain not only what it means but how it applies to Mr. Obama. Therefore his analysis is highly probative

  334. According to Dr. Vaknin, narcissism is a specific reaction to deep trauma in the patient’s early life. (In Barack’s case there were multiple traumas including abandonment, cultural displacement, mixed race, etc.). The narcissist constructs an alter ego to compensate for that trauma. The alter ego is god-like and omnipotent. (In those days, he called himself King Obama). The narcissist engages in magic thinking to sustain it. The narcissist projects the god-like alter ego to the world. The world falls in love with the god-like alter ego. The god-like alter ego attracts co-dependent people. Those co-dependent people form a cult around the narcissist. The narcissist does nothing to discourage this. Behind the mask is the stunted, immature, angry, ossified child. In time, alter ego and the inner child merge, and you end up with a tyrannical god

  335. As president, we find that Mr. Obama displays a cosmic vision, lives in a fantasy world and engages in magic thinking. He believes he can circumvent existing structures and go directly to the grass roots. He is more concerned with theater than real life, appearance than substance, public relations than policy. This can be seen in his tried and failed public relations initiatives in the Middle East, his passage of bills in Congress, and his tendency to grandstand. His speech patterns feature pronoun density, whereby he uses the word I, me or myself 5 times more than an average speaker and conflates the United States with himself. He flip-flops on his stated ideals, opinions and views without explanation or apology. He maligned Bush during the campaign and has since adopted all of Bush’s policies. Once he implements a policy he loses interest in it. He never asks the results of his initiatives, i.e. whether the economy improved, the health care system got better, or the Iranian government listened as a result.

  336. The specific markers of Obama’s personality are as follows:

    Messianic vision of himself, his life and his mission. (Magic thinking).

    Tenuous grip on reality exacerbated by trappings of power (theater vs. reality)

    Fosters and encourages a personality cult.

    Surrounds himself with obsequious sycophants. (Admirers are co-dependents).

    Cannot handle a hint of criticism or disagreement.

    Paranoia and feels he is a victim.

    Sublimates aggression and holds grudges. (Inner sense of rage)

    Manipulative and conniving.

    Pronoun density (Uses I, my, & me excessively in speech pattern)

    Glibness and superficial charm.

    Covertly hostile and domineering. (Likes to humiliate victims)

    Pathological lying. (Extremely convincing).

    Shifts positions, views, opinions and ideals opportunistically (Flip flops)

    Shallow emotions. (Feigned rather than experienced).

    Lack of shame remorse or guilt. (Deep sense of inner rage).

    Lack of empathy. (Contempt for feelings)

  337. The specific markers of Obama’s personality are as follows:
     Messianic vision of himself, his life and his mission. (Magic thinking).
     Tenuous grip on reality exacerbated by trappings of power (theater vs. reality)
     Fosters and encourages a personality cult.
     Surrounds himself with obsequious sycophants. (Admirers are co-dependents).
     Cannot handle a hint of criticism or disagreement.
     Paranoia and feels he is a victim.
     Sublimates aggression and holds grudges. (Inner sense of rage)
     Manipulative and conniving.
     Pronoun density (Uses I, my, & me excessively in speech pattern)
     Glibness and superficial charm.
     Covertly hostile and domineering. (Likes to humiliate victims)
     Pathological lying. (Extremely convincing).
     Shifts positions, views, opinions and ideals opportunistically (Flip flops)
     Shallow emotions. (Feigned rather than experienced).
     Lack of shame remorse or guilt. (Deep sense of inner rage).
     Lack of empathy. (Contempt for feelings)

  338. http://www.boston.com/metrodesk/2012/05/31/federal-appeals-court-boston-rules-defense-marriage-act-unconstitutional/cAEWI0tDSz8m1lsLN5fwAN/story.html?p1=News_links
    A federal appeals court in Boston today declared unconstitutional the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which defines marriage as a union of only a man and a woman.
    [….]
    Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley lauded the ruling by the First US Circuit Court of Appeals, which came nine years after the state’s Supreme Judicial Court became the first court in the Western Hemisphere to approve same-sex marriages.
    [….]
    A federal judge in Boston ruled in 2010 in favor of both Massachusetts and the same-sex couple plaintiffs.The Obama administration has said it will not defend DOMA in the courts. But the Republican-led US House of Representatives stepped in to press the Circuit Court appeal. And it is now likely to take the case to the US Supreme Court, said GLAD’s Bonauto.

  339. hmm. This is first claim I’ve noticed that Axlerod’s appearance was also a secret.
    Axelrod’s Anti-Romney Message Gets Drowned Out – NYTimes.com
    snip The event [AXELROD’S] was supposed to have been a secret. The campaign did not announce Mr. Axelrod’s appearance in Mr. Romney’s hometown until early Thursday morning, although word of it leaked out on Twitter late Wednesday. Once in Boston, what had been billed as a news conference had the intensity of a late-October political rally, complete with dueling signs, noisemakers and competing chants. At one point, Democratic supporters behind Mr. Axelrod chanted: “Let him talk! Let him talk!” Mr. Axelrod tried to stay on message, offering a ream of negative statistics about Mr. Romney’s tenure in the state. He said the state was 47th in job creation under Mr. Romney and said that government grew “at a clip of 6.5 percent.This may work in the realm of leveraged buyouts and quick scores,” Mr. Axelrod said. “It may work in that world, but it’s not how you build a future.”

    But Mr. Axelrod’s comments — much of which was carried live on CNN — were hard to hear amid the din of the crowd. snip
    Mr. Romney said Obama protestors have shown up at his events.“At some point you say, you know what, sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander,” Mr. Romney said.“Most of the events I go to, or many of the events I go to, there are large groups of, if you will, Obama supporters there heckling me,” Mr. Romney said. “If they’re going to be heckling us, why we’re not going to sit back and play by very different rules. If the president is going to have his people coming to my rallies, and heckling, why, we’ll show them that, you know, we conservatives have the same kind of capacity he does.”

    Although pro-Obama protestors have appeared at some of Mr. Romney’s events, paid Obama staffers have not publicly heckled or booed Mr. Romney or his team, as some of his staff did to Mr. Axelrod today.Citing Mr. Romney’s remarks, Ben LaBolt, a spokesman for Mr. Obama’s re-election campaign, Tweeted that the Republican nominee had invented a “mythic event in which our campaign ‘heckled.’”
    http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/05/31/axelrods-anti-romney-message-gets-drowned-out/?smid=tw-thecaucus&seid=auto

  340. Here comes trouble- A (Bush) Judge asking the million dollar question?
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    Bush v. Gore judge: Your evidence, Mr. Obama?

    Schedules hearing on what precedent White House has on ‘natural born citizen’

    A hearing has been scheduled in a Florida court to allow attorneys representing the White House to support their claim that the term “natural born citizen” in the U.S. Constitution means something other than the offspring of two American citizens.

    Judge Terry Lewis in Leon County has set a hearing for June 18 to consider arguments from both sides of a challenge to Obama’s name on the 2012 state election ballot.

    Lewis is credited with making crucial rulings in the contested 2000 presidential election, when ultimately a Florida vote recount was halted by the U.S. Supreme Court and George W. Bush was declared the winner.

    Attorney Larry Klayman’s law firm filed the challenge to Obama’s name on the ballot on behalf of Democrat Michael Voeltz, “a registered member of the Democrat Party, voter, and taxpayer in Broward County, who was an eligible elector for the Florida Primary of Jan. 31, 2012.”

    Klayman’s work is being supported by ConstitutionActionFund.org, a non-profit raising money for the legal challenge.

    Klayman told WND that during a hearing today on discovery issues in the case, Lewis noted that while Klayman’s brief cited a U.S. Supreme Court’s decision defining “natural born citizen” as the offspring of two citizens of the nation, the White House’s arguments provided no citations.

    Klayman had cited the U.S. Supreme Court case Minor v. Happersett from 1875.

    Lewis ordered further briefing on the issue before the hearing.

    The definition of the term is critical. Such a step has not been reached in any of the more than 100 legal cases that have been brought over Obama’s eligibility since before his election in 2008.

    The U.S. Constitution imposes a special citizenship status requirement on occupants of the Oval Office. The “natural born citizen” requirement is not imposed on other federal officials. From the writings of the Founders, its apparent aim was to ensure that no person who had divided loyalties – to the United States and to any other nation – would serve as commander in chief.

    The Minor v. Happersett ruling defines “natural born citizen” as the offspring of two U.S. citizens.

    But since the term is not defined in the Constitution, there are many who equate being a “citizen” or a “native-born citizen” with being a “natural born citizen.”

    It appears that a court ruling on the definition could been coming, Klayman said.

    Klayman has argued that since Obama was not born to two citizen parents, he is is not a “natural born citizen” as required by Article II of the Constitution and, therefore, is ineligible to be a candidate on the state’s election ballot.

    Klayman explained in his court filings that Florida’s election statutes provide broad protections for voters to ensure that the integrity of the election system is beyond reproach. One of the laws allows voters to challenge the nomination of a candidate who is not eligible for the office he is seeking.

    Voeltz, a registered Democrat, challenged Obama’s eligibility because the president’s father was not an American citizen.

    “The framers were not stupid. They understood that a president with divided loyalties could present a security and other risks for our nation,” said Klayman.

    “Obama’s Muslim heritage, which emanates from his Kenyan father (who had to be deported from the U.S.), frankly explains why he frequently sides with and takes actions to further the interests of Muslim nations against the United States; specifically his refusal to take forceful action against the Islamic Republic of Iran and its leaders over nuclear armament and human rights violations and atrocities,” Klayman said.

    Klayman told WND that the case is in the discovery stage in which attorneys are supposed to be able to request documents, evidence and testimony that would further refine and define the issues in dispute for the court.

    “Obama’s briefs [said] it would be an undue burden and expense to have discovery,” Klayman said.

    Then the judge said he wanted Obama’s representatives to cite the “authority” on which they based their argument that it isn’t necessary to have two citizen parents to be a natural-born citizen.

    On the Steady Drip blog, where contributors document progress in the Florida case, was the “bare essence” of the argument:

    1. The sitting president’s birth certificate is fraudulent. 2. The sitting president is not a natural born citizen, and is therefore ineligible for the presidency, because his father was not a U.S. citizen.

    The commentary said the obvious conclusion is that Obama is not able to be elected as president.

    WND earlier reported on the case, which raises some of the same issues that have been raised in other state ballot challenges across the nation.

    Specifically it alleges:

    On or about April 2011, only after years into his presidency, and under media and political pressure, Barack Hussein Obama published on the Internet an electronic version of a purported birth certificate alleging his birth in Honolulu, Hawaii on August 4, 1961, to American citizen mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, and Kenyan British subject father, Barack Obama Senior.”

    There is credible evidence indicating that this electronically produced birth certificate is entirely fraudulent or otherwise altered. No physical, paper copy of the actual long form birth certificate has been produced in order to definitively establish Barack Hussein Obama’s birth within the United States.”

    The action follows by only weeks the release of Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s investigation into Obama’s antecedents. The six-month-long investigation done by professional law enforcement officers working on a volunteer basis for Arpaio’s Cold Case Posse found that there is probable cause to believe there was forgery involved in the production of Obama’s birth certificate, and fraud in presenting that document as a genuine document.

    The case explains that even if Barack Hussein Obama was born within the United States, he is still not a ‘natural-born citizen’ as required by the U.S. Constitution. That’s because, “Barack Obama Sr. was born in the British Colony of Kenya on June 18, 1936. Birth in Kenya made Barack Obama Sr. a British subject, according to and governed by the British Nationality Act of 1948.”

    Obama’s attorneys previously had been unsuccessful in dismissing the case.

    “In Florida the voter has more rights to contest elections than in most other states,” Klayman told WND. “And we have a judge who is not afraid to make hard decisions; Judge Terry Lewis. In the Gore v. Bush case he ruled on occasion in favor of Bush even though he generally leans left. I am hopeful he will do the right thing and rule that the Florida Secretary of State must verify Obama’s eligibility to be on the ballot for the Florida presidential election.”

    A case filing explains: “No physical, paper copy of defendant Obama’s birth certificate has been presented to establish his eligibility. … Defendant Obama has electronically produced a copy of what he purports to be his ‘birth certificate.’ Nevertheless, there is evidence to suggest that the electronically produced birth certificate is entirely fraudulent or otherwise altered.”

    The argument also cites Barack Obama Sr.’s birth in Kenya, making him a “British subject.”

    Freshly updated! Find out what Obama’s story truly is, in “Where’s the REAL Birth Certificate?” by Jerome Corsi. Or join in the billboard campaign that seeks the answer to “Where’s the Real Birth Certificate?”

    “The British Nationality Act of 1948, Part 2, Section 5, Clause 1, makes Defendant Obama, the son of a British subject, also a British subject at birth. At best, defendant Obama was born a dual citizen of Britain and the United States. These facts make clear that defendant Obama was not a ‘natural born citizen’ as required by the U.S. Constitution.”

    The fact that state officials have sworn an oath to “support, protect, and defend” the Florida and U.S. constitutions means the issue needs an answer, the brief argues, and state officials are “duty bound to uphold the eligibility requirements.”

    Named as defendants are Florida Secretary of State Ken Detzner and the state Elections Canvassing Commission.

    It was only days earlier when former New York Gov. David Paterson suggested on his radio show that Obama possibly “got away with” being an ineligible president in the Oval Office.

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/05/bush-v-gore-judge-your-evidence-mr-obama/
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    When Klayman shows up for a hearing; he comes with guns loaded. The O Team had better not walk into court empty handed… This could be the beginning of the end if the outcome is not favorable to Obama. The other 49 states may follow suit-

    I like it- a short and sweet disqualification… instead of us going through a protracted court battle..

  341. I’ve never seen these words used against Obama, never!
    ________________

    “The framers were not stupid. They understood that a president with divided loyalties could present a security and other risks for our nation,” said Klayman.

    “Obama’s Muslim heritage, which emanates from his Kenyan father (who had to be deported from the U.S.), frankly explains why he frequently sides with and takes actions to further the interests of Muslim nations against the United States; specifically his refusal to take forceful action against the Islamic Republic of Iran and its leaders over nuclear armament and human rights violations and atrocities,” Klayman said.”

    Klayman told WND that the case is in the discovery stage in which attorneys are supposed to be able to request documents, evidence and testimony that would further refine and define the issues in dispute for the court.

    “Obama’s briefs [said] it would be an undue burden and expense to have discovery,” Klayman said.”
    ___________

    OMG- this is wonderful- what we’ve been waiting to hear!

  342. If this court case blows up to a full scale investigation; there may be a good chance the House will vote to remove the president from office while he’s under investigation and until there is resolution to the status of his citizenship.

    Here’s hoping they remove Valjar as well and somehow deport her to her homeland, Iran.

  343. No danger of hearing this latest challenge to Obama’s citizenship on msnbc/cable..

    Axelrod must have known the BC issue was in the pipeline. Today’s Breitbart video of him speaking at a rally has him stumble after stumble searching for the right words addressing a heckler. His unexplained nervousness coincides with his erratic sub par performance on MTP Sunday morning- He’s known about this case coming down for at least several weeks. (and… fwiw… so has Hillary! Everyone in his cabinet knew. So, I am content with what ever Hillary is doing.. she is in control.)

  344. The essence of Klayman’s case is this if you skipped reading the bombshell post above dropped on the O Team.

    FL district Judge Lewis who wrote a superior ruling in Bush v. Gore ultimately upheld in part by SCOTUS, challenges Barry’s legal team to cite a SCOTUS definition of NBC superior to the MvH case NBC definition cited by Klayman! Woohoo!

  345. The pursuit of MX as Obama’s Daddy would not be in our best interests to continue because in the end it does not serve our purpose. As reviled as MX may be by the majority of Americans; he was an American citizen..and for the record, we can agree he is the biological father of Obama for our own personal knowledge. However, Obama Sr does fit in to the scenario addressed by the SCOTUS during Bush v Gore.

    All and all, this means an undetected nuke has been waiting for Obama since 2000 and Klayman just pulled the trigger…

  346. jobs report going wrong way.. up to 8.2% only added 69000 jobs. huff post has headline “jobs disaster” with ringing alarm next to it..

  347. The government’s employment reports coming Friday and next month could have an outsized impact on this fall’s elections, as voters firm up their opinions of the economy during the summer, say economists on both sides of the political spectrum.
    http://www.usatoday.com/USCP/PNI/Nation/World/2012-05-31-bcUSATECONOMYJOBS_ST_U.htm
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    jtjames
    June 1st, 2012 at 8:45 am

    jobs report going wrong way.. up to 8.2% only added 69000 jobs. huff post has headline “jobs disaster” with ringing alarm next to it
    —————————
    Yes . . . I know . . . it is all Bush’s fault . . . not Obama’s fault . . . not the 50% increase in the federal debt which he has created . . . Bush made him do it . . . poor Obama . . . they blame him for everything . . . when all he ever wanted was to bring a little hope . . . a little change . . . and a little depression to the world. . . what we need to cheer us up . . . is one more speech . . . which gives comfort to 6 billion people on the planet . . . in their hour of need . . . and he is just the man to do it . . . he can blame white people in small towns for this . . . he can blame our racist past . . . or best of all he can blame the fucking idiots who voted for him. When all is said and done, they are the ones responsible.

  348. holdthemaccountable
    June 1st, 2012 at 6:29 am
    ———————
    The arbitrator who is a real patriot and won two silver stars in Korea tells me that he hates Obama so much that he cannot stand to look at him or listen to him. Well, that makes two of us. And if that is not enough there is Axelrod. Who in the world, besides his not so silent partners at big media, wants to listen to anything this guy says. Five seconds it five seconds too much. He is the slimiest bastard on the scene with the possible exception of the nbc/msnbc crowd who come pretty close themselves.

  349. huff post has headline “jobs disaster” with ringing alarm next to it..
    ——————-
    And as for these arch leftist jurnolisters, I can assure you it is not the human disaster that worries them. It is the political disaster which means that for four and very likely eight years they will be frozen out of power and access. It might even mean a lay–off or two, which is scandalous because it touches them. The important number is not the 8.2 which fails to account for the long term unemployed. The big number is job creation number–69000 when we need more than double that number just to stay even with a growing labor market. I went to the University yesterday, and all the signs said congratulations graduates. A more accurate salutation would have read good luck in this job market graduates, and remember the man whose bumper sticker is on your car is personally responsible for your dismal job prospects, which have nothing to do with you except for the fact that you believed the fairy tale and voted for him.

  350. the slimiest bastard
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    Where I grew up, the expression “so greasy that if he ever fell, he’d slide right out of town” was used on occasion. Ax has to be the epitome of that.

    I think the average BP of Americans will decrease once this crew is gone. Since I’m already in a comment, here from NBC evening news last night where moth-eaten Matt Lauer filled in for “Brain” and CLuck Todd spoke a bit about the east coast/west coast duel. I pretty much had tuned CLuck out, but he did speak words to the effect: They’ll do anything to get on tee vee.
    LIKE TEE VEE is some effing prize.

  351. From that link:

    President Bill Clinton veered sharply off message Thursday, telling CNN that Mitt Romney’s business record at Bain Capital was “sterling.”

    “I don’t think that we ought to get into the position where we say ‘This is bad work. This is good work,'” Clinton said. “The man who has been governor and had a sterling business career crosses the qualification threshold.”

    Clinton also went on to say that Romney’s time at Bain Capital represented a “good business career.”

    The Obama campaign is in the third week of an all-out assault on Romney’s time as a corporate buyout specialist — accusing the GOP nominee of bankrupting companies and laying off workers all while pocketing a profit for himself and investors.

  352. Mrs. S,

    Thanks for elaborating on the despicable Moo.

    Yes, I can see that in my head without having to actually see and watch the ugly cow,

  353. As desperation sets in the angry ossified child is starting to stir. As Kojack used to say–who loves ya baby. The answer to Obama is nobody anymore pal. You are history–and don’t let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.
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    Obama to Hold Six Fundraisers in One Day

    by Keith Koffler on May 31, 2012, 7:04 pm

    With Republicans steamrollering ahead with a group of well-fed Super Pacs and an increasingly successful money effort by Mitt Romney, President Obama Friday will attend six fundraisers, a possible sign of budding desperation for a campaign that is lagging far behind its initial fundraising expectations.

    Obama will travel to Minneapolis, where he will ensconce himself at the Bachelor Farmer Restaurant for three successive fundraising events. Afterward, he moves on to Chicago for a fundraiser at the Chicago Cultural Center and then two events at what appear to be separate private residences.

    In April, Obama’s fundraising total actually declined by nearly $10 million from the $53 million he took in during March.

    Meanwhile, Romney raised $40.1 million in April, nearly on pace with Obama.

    Before heading to Minneapolis, Obama will hold an event at the Honeywell Golden Valley Facility in Golden Valley, Minnesota, where he will call on Congress to pass his “To Do List” of economic proposals.

  354. Where I grew up, the expression “so greasy that if he ever fell, he’d slide right out of town” was used on occasion. Ax has to be the epitome of that.
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    Amen. My pet name for Chuck Todd is ratboy. He is a rat, and he is just a pre-pubescent boy. The goatee is one of those paste on Mullah for a day affairs. He was the understudy pumpkinhead Russert. Lauer (Lower?) is from Rumania, and bears a striking resemblance to Eddie Munster plus he has shit for brains.

  355. The economy is in the toilet, you’d think he would’nt have the time to hold 6 fundraisers in 1 day.

    How about putting that effort into meeting economists, business leaders. Nope thought not!

  356. Wbboei, as you well know my friend, shit floats and usually stinks. You can use that to loads of the msm people, Sullivan, tingles, Chuck, all first class fellators that have seriously worn out kneepads.

  357. moononpluto
    June 1st, 2012 at 9:56 am

    Economic numbers this week are murdering the WH rhetoric, blowing it to smithereens.
    ——————–
    When the rest of the world looks at the United States today, what they see does not inspire any kind of confidence. They see a dysfunctional leader. Ponder this one for a second. How is it that his budgets get voted down 94 to nothing–I know Brian Williams loves to tell us that this is just politics, but think of what it says about the so called leader of this country. And then think about a party which increases our federal debt by 50% in four years, and refuses to offer a budget because of the political consequences. And then think about an electorate so stupid as to embrace these people without thinking about the inevitable consequences. Life may or may not be inevitable, but 2+2=4 is.

  358. I really don’t understand what is going on with the budget. If they have not passed one in 3 years, that mean NO MONEY HAS BEEN ALLOCATED AND APPROPRIATED FOR ANYTHING, yet they continue to function and pay bills.

    I guess one could imagine that on going projects would be funded at levels back to when budgets were passed (Allocated and Appropriated). But what about new projects. It would seem to me you would have no authority to do anything new.

    I AM REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT HOW OUR MONEY IN BEING SPEND IN A NON ALLOCATED APPROPRIATED ENVIRONMENT!!!!!

  359. Wbboei, as you well know my friend, shit floats and usually stinks. You can use that to loads of the msm people, Sullivan, tingles, Chuck, all first class fellators that have seriously worn out kneepads.
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    Absolutely. They give the word “bottom feeder” a whole new meaning.

  360. How about putting that effort into meeting economists, business leaders. Nope thought not!
    ——————-
    Right moon. And that is exactly what Bill Clinton–or Hillary would be doing at this moment—governing. So would Romney, because all of them are patriots, which Obama is not, and because they know that at the end of the day, they will be judged if not by an ignorant American electorate, then surely by history and financial markets based on their ability to govern and governing means finding solutions.

    I marvel at a mind which is so self absorbed and misguided that it does not understand the importance of finding a solution, as opposed to a mere campaign slogan. It is the sociopathic mind of Obama at work. There is no other plausible explanation. Let me, if I may, post the criteria which define a sociopath because Obama is a 10 point match. Put differently, the evidence below is irrefutable.

    Messiahanic view of himself his life and his mission, i.e. magic thinking

    Tenuous grip on reality exacerbated by the trappings of power, i.e. theater vs reality—his child like fascination with the presidential helicopter, etc.

    Fosters and encourages a cult of personality

    Surrounds himself with obsequious sychopants–who are drawn to him like a moth to a flame–they are co-dependents (Tingles, Sullivan, Chris Buckley et al)

    Cannot tolerate even so much as a hint of criticism–this campaign against the cash flush agenda filled well managed Romney campaign will be worse for him than all the fire and brimstone in hell.

    Acute paranoia and feelings of victim hood. (Note: I happen to believe that this particular element of his troubled mind is what Jarrett hones in on and exploits in order to control him–it makes sense.)

    Sublimates aggression and holds grudges. Inner sense of rage.

    Manipulative and conniving.

    Pronoun density (I, my and me: like the Bin Laden is dead and I did it speech).

    Glibness and superficial charm.

    Covertly hostile and domineering. (Likes to humiliate victims).

    Pathological lying. (Extremely convincing)

    Shifts views values and positions constantly and opportunistically. (Flip flopping)

    Shallow emotions. (Feigned rather than experienced)

    Lack of shame, remorse or guilt. (Inner rage).

    Lack of empathy for others.

  361. jtjames
    June 1st, 2012 at 9:24 am

    love the big dog.
    http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/05/clinton-romneys-business-record-sterling-124980.html
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    Clinton said. “The man who has been governor and had a sterling business career crosses the qualification threshold.”

    Clinton also went on to say that Romney’s time at Bain Capital represented a “good business career.”
    ____________

    Clinton supporting Romney’s business acumen?

    Does everyone have any idea what this means?

    If you don’t know, I’ll tell you what it means…
    It means the Klayman assault on Obama’s eligibility to be on the ballot in Florida is going to go all the way because Obama does not have a defense to argue a dispute of the facts presented.

    Bill Clinton NEVER goes all out with a full endorcement of a political opponent… NEVER!

    If you read the link submitted by jtjames.. it’s all there. Even Obama’s loyal supporters are turning tail and distancing themselves from him..

    This is the day and the time we’ve been waiting for… there is nothing in the news today that trumps this happening… nothing!

    Obama’s days are numbered.. He will NEVER serve another term in office..

  362. I did not realize what a piece of shit Allahpundit is. I think he is a bot. The Hot Air site was originally owned by Michelle Malkin, but has since been passed to Ed Morrisey who seems okay for the most part. In the past, I have cited this jerk offs opinions with approval. No more. Here is wiki:
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    Allahpundit’s prominence on Hot Air has been a contentious issue for some of the site’s most conservative readers, as Allahpundit is often criticized for his atheism and for his frequent criticisms of (and snark toward) Governor Sarah Palin. Allahpundit is also known for his frequent posts on pop-culture and his self-deprecating humor (he often refers to himself, for example, as a “beta male”).

    When Michelle Malkin owned Hot Air, she received some pushback for keeping “Allahpundit” on her payroll, particularly from the more socially conservative readers. (Malkin had not posted on Hot Air very frequently, but was occasionally referred to as “the Boss” now “Boss Emeritus.”) Both Allahpundit and Morrissey frequently disagreed with her take on the affairs of the day, and both have political positions that are significantly different from her own.

  363. I really don’t understand what is going on with the budget. If they have not passed one in 3 years, that mean NO MONEY HAS BEEN ALLOCATED AND APPROPRIATED FOR ANYTHING, yet they continue to function and pay bills.
    ——————
    NMF–this stuff is so damned hard to figure out. Six months ago, I met with a salesman from Russell Investments, who are widely regarded as the best bond investment company in the world–the Tiffanys in the field. My reason is to see if he had anyone in their ranks who could help me and a friend of mine sort out this whole federal budget mess. This was to have been retirees since the firm itself could not get involved in anything political like this. For various reasons it never gelled. We decided the guy who could probably answer that question best would be John Kasic whom I met at the Congressional dining room over ten years ago, and have never spoken to since. I wish I had followed through on this because then perhaps I could provide a partial answer to your question. As you can see, this whole budget mess scares me but it is not important to big media. They could care less about the country, as long as they have their gold plated life boats ready to launch. It is like the scene in the movie The Titanic.

  364. lol, you knew they were gonna say it…….

    WH Econ Advisor Alan Krueger: “Problems in the job market were long in the making & will not be solved overnight.”

  365. Can you stand a few more details (ie gloating) re Romney’s east coast response?

    Mitt Romney’s State House counter-rally shows campaign’s nimbleness to date –
    …The Romney campaign organized a counter-rally 90 minutes before Axelrod was to appear, then had an energetic and boisterous group of its campaign interns hang around until the Obama event began. They ended up drowning out Axelrod, muting his criticism of Romney, and showing in the process the kind of pluck normally reserved for the Occupy Wall Street crowd. As an Obama supporter tried in vain to organize a cheer of, “I say ‘O,’ and you say, “bama,” the Romney crowd seamlessly improvised to shout down another cheer of “four more years” with “five more months.” As Axelrod took the microphone, he looked out at a sea of Romney posters reading, “Obama Isn’t working,” freshly shipped up Beacon Hill from the campaign’s headquarters in the North End. To top it off, the Romney team brought in a bubble-making machine to lend a festive air to their mischief. Not to be denied, they commandeered an external outlet on an NBC News satellite truck to supply the electricity. In the long arc of a campaign, the event is likely insignificant. But it is somewhat emblematic of the Romney campaign’s dexterity since clinching the Republican presidential nomination….
    http://www.boston.com/politicalintelligence/2012/06/01/mitt-romney-state-house-counter-rally-shows-campaign-nimbleness-date/QMfxzJ5gDQesekAUDDrOLK/story.html

  366. Clinton said. “The man who has been governor and had a sterling business career crosses the qualification threshold.”

    Clinton also went on to say that Romney’s time at Bain Capital represented a “good business career.”
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    If I were Corey Booker how would I feel hearing that? Like a yo-yo perhaps. First, I say essentially the same thing. Second, other moderates in the radical party weigh in in support. Third, Obama and his big media allies go ballistic because my statement undercuts their campaign attack on Romney. Fourth, they take me to the wood shed and paddle my rear end until I say ok stop I will recant, just stop beatign me. Fifth, I fall down on my knees and proclaim to the heaven that Obama is great, and I was wrong to say anything critical of him or positive about his opponent and never again will I make that mistake. And now, as Obama and his big media allies nod in approval and broadcast my confession to the world, along comes Bill and says roughly what I said in the beginning. Which leaves me wondering, who am I, what am I and what do I say when I need venture capital to clean up my city. Who will trust me now. This is the problem with political cowardice. And while I can sympathize with Corey and think he is a good man, Obama has boxed him in and there is no hope for this party. The party of Obama cannot serve the public interest. Let us hope the voters realize this prior to November.

  367. Brian Williams says that Mayor Booker “went off message” when he made his original statement about Bain.

    Question: since when is telling the truth going “off message”?

    Answer: since . . . oh . . . about January 21, 2009.

    Tip of the hat to Brian Williams for being the consistent butt boy to Obama.

  368. A hearing has been scheduled in a Florida court to allow attorneys representing the White House to support their claim that the term “natural born citizen” in the U.S. Constitution means something other than the offspring of two American citizens.

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    O’Calf and gang want to rewrite our Constitution. This would have to go on to the Supremes to make this the real deal, wouldn’t it Pink lawyers?

    I am proud to be an American when I see that so many are not intimidated by being called ‘frickin’ birthers’ and have not given up this issue.

    Paleazzzze, let this case go well and on to the Supremes for a real definition on a NBC, make it clear, make it law and kick Barry to the curb and out of DC.

  369. John Edwards Verdict Draws Mixed Reactions from O.J. Simpson, God
    Former NFL Great, Almighty Sound Off on Trial

    GREENSBORO, NC (The Borowitz Report) – The verdict of not guilty in the trial of former Presidential candidate John Edwards drew mixed reactions today from a variety of notables, including former football great O.J. Simpson and God.

    “Justice has been served,” said Mr. Simpson in a brief statement.

    The former Heisman Trophy winner added that he was cheered that almost two decades after his own celebrated trial, “it is still possible for any American with millions of dollars to receive a trial in which his lawyers thoroughly confuse the jury.”

    Mr. Simpson said that although he was pleased with the verdict in the Edwards case, he hoped that the former North Carolina senator would dedicate the rest of his life “to finding the real perjurers.”

    Offering a very different reaction to the verdict was someone whom Edwards himself mentioned in his post-trial statement, God.

    “I don’t think God’s through with me,” Edwards said, causing the Almighty to hold a hastily called press conference in Greensboro to dispute that claim.

    “Let me make this very clear,” a visibly angry God told reporters. “I have no plans for John Edwards, unless you count the one that involves plunging him into an eternal pool of fire.”

  370. The pursuit of MX as Obama’s Daddy would not be in our best interests to continue because in the end it does not serve our purpose.

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    If there is proof that MX is the babydaddy, then it shows that Barry is a fraud, the BC is a sham, and that he has lied about who he is and his book is bs.

    It could also unravel the empty suit.

    I say, any proof from any angle should be a plus…there is so much hidden about him by the media that exposing any set of lies is worth the trouble.

  371. The prosecutor who refuses to re try, the judge who should have nipped this thing in the bud, and the jurors who elevated libido over justice should all be deeply ashamed of themselves. This is a travesty. Borowitz can finds humor in it and I commend him for it. However, truth to tell it is anything but funny. On the contrary, it is yet another example of a dysfunctional government.

  372. jtjames

    jobs report going wrong way.. up to 8.2% only added 69000 jobs. huff post has headline “jobs disaster” with ringing alarm next to it..

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    Is that MO running to the drug store to buy dye for Barry’s hair?

    He must be throwing fits right now and the interior WH must be a wild kingdom of folks running around with their hair on fire.

  373. jtJames – I love the Big Dawg too!!!

    So much for campaigning for Barry, Bill slits the Calf’s neck…again. 😉

    President Bill Clinton veered sharply off message Thursday, telling CNN that Mitt Romney’s business record at Bain Capital was “sterling.”

    “I don’t think that we ought to get into the position where we say ‘This is bad work. This is good work,'” Clinton said. “The man who has been governor and had a sterling business career crosses the qualification threshold.”

    Clinton also went on to say that Romney’s time at Bain Capital represented a “good business career.”

  374. Truly remarkable that Bill Clinton’s Bain remark taken as “undermining Obama” not “currying favor with 1% pals & CGI donors”

    They look for anything to beat Bill with, don’t they.

  375. wbb
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    Computer finally up and running, I read your post on Korea and Patton, how I love my Patton…Thanks so much

    “whose names I can’t pronounce but whose people I have exterminated” lol ( his reference to towns in Austria and Germany )…We could use a Patton right about now…

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