Obama, The Coward Liar, Fleebags From Wisconsin

Perhaps he needs to borrow some of Michelle’s battleship sized shoes to be “comfy” enough to help Big Labor. Perhaps he requires one of those sarongs he so favors. Perhaps a breadcrumb trail of hundred dollar bills to sniff some “blow” with has to pave the path from the Rezko house in Chicago to the land of cheese. Whatever, let’s force Barack to go to Waterloo Wisconsin.



Barack Obama is a Fleebagger.

Barack, the Coward Liar, is a scaredy cat – afraid of those Wisconsin voters:

“Barack Obama seems determined to avoid Wisconsin.

On Friday, he visited Minneapolis, Minnesota, for a midday speech and three fundraisers. He departed late afternoon for Chicago and three more fundraisers that evening. The president stayed overnight in his hometown and spent Saturday morning at his old home before flying back to Washington, D.C., for a brief stop before heading to Camp David for some downtime.

So just four days before the recall elections in Wisconsin that the state’s Democrats have worked 16 months to win, with potential implications for November 2012, the leader of their party did six fundraisers for himself in surrounding states but couldn’t find time for even a quick stop? Think about it: As Wisconsin Democrats were busy getting voters to cast early ballots Friday and organizing for Tuesday, Air Force One flew overhead twice–from Washington to Minnesota and Minnesota to Chicago.”

♫ Scaredy cat! Scaredy cat! Coward and a liar! ♫ Scaredy cat! Scaredy cat! Won’t go to Wisconsin! ♫

“Conventional wisdom is that Obama is avoiding a trip to Wisconsin because internal Democratic polling, like several recent public polls, shows Governor Scott Walker with an insurmountable lead over Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett. Obama, this thinking goes, risks looking impotent if he makes an appearance for a losing candidate. I suppose that’s correct, and there are certainly downsides to a visit.

But I wonder if the downsides to skipping the state – and skipping it in the way that he did – are not worse. And there’s always the outside chance that Barrett pulls off a surprise victory – in which case Obama would have been celebrated as a difference-maker.

It’s clear that Wisconsin Democrats wanted him to come. In an interview with the Huffington Post on Thursday Barrett responded to Obama’s visit across the state’s border and invited the president to Wisconsin. “We’d love to have him zip over to western Wisconsin,” Barrett said. “I’m happy to meet him for a fish fry.”

Well that proves how stupid Tom Barrett is. Obama is the kiss of death, poison, (ask Corzine, Deeds, 2010 Dimocrats, Coakley) yet dumb ol’ Tom Barrett invites death to the ball. Not smart Tom.

♫ Scaredy cat! Scaredy cat! Coward and a liar! ♫ Scaredy cat! Scaredy cat! Won’t go to Wisconsin! ♫

“No luck. Rather than travel the thirty miles from the Twin Cities for the perch special at the Mallalieu Inn over in Hudson, Wisconsin (or, even better, a burger at Dick’s), Obama went straight to Illinois, where he held a fundraiser at the Chicago Cultural Center “in an ornate, high-ceilinged room where guests in business attire mingled and sipped wine,” according to the pool report. Tickets started at $2,500.

Wisconsin Democrats cannot be happy with the snub. They were “furious” at what they perceived as inadequate support from national Democrats, leaking their frustrations in what looked like an attempt to shame the Democratic National Committee into providing the backing they were seeking.

A few days after that piece ran, the Wall Street Journal reported that national Democrats had advised their Wisconsin counterparts against pursuing a recall in the first place. [snip]

The bitterness that has led to such finger-pointing will be much worse if Barrett loses on Tuesday. That cannot be good for Obama. Two groups important to his reelection will feel abandoned by their president: labor and Wisconsin Democrats.”

♫ Scaredy cat! Scaredy cat! Coward and a liar! ♫ Scaredy cat! Scaredy cat! Won’t go to Wisconsin! ♫

Scaredy cat won’t borrow comfy shoes from Michelle to go help those he expects tens of millions from to pay for his coronation in the kiss of death Bank of America Charlotte convention.

“Throughout his presidential campaign, Obama promised that he would be a friend to labor in the White House, a national spokesman of sorts for America’s workers.

“And understand this: If American workers are being denied their right to organize and collectively bargain when I’m in the White House, I’ll put on a comfortable pair of shoes myself,” he said while campaigning in 2007. “I’ll walk on that picket line with you as president of the United States of America. Because workers deserve to know that somebody’s standing in their corner.”

In their corner? The Wall Street Journal reported this week that public employee unions have seen dramatic drops in membership since Walker’s reforms made union membership voluntary.

The Wisconsin branch of the American Federation of Teachers has lost some 6,000 of its 17,000 members. And membership in the state’s chapter of AFSCME has plummeted from nearly 63,000 to just 29,000 in just one year.

It’s not hard to understand why labor sees these reforms as such a threat and why they see the recall as so important. And yet Obama, if he’s wearing comfortable shoes, is doing so everywhere other than Wisconsin.

♫ Scaredy cat! Scaredy cat! Coward and a liar! ♫ Scaredy cat! Scaredy cat! Won’t go to Wisconsin! ♫

Who is to blame here? Big Labor is to blame. The unions are to blame. And no DailyKooks we are not blaming the victim. The bottom line is that the unions should be raising holy hell demanding that Obama do everything possible to help them. But Big Labor is too interested in protecting Barack Obama.

We’ve written about this many times before. Phony Big Labor, phony “mainline” womens’ groups, phony “mainline” gay groups, phony “mainline” Jewish groups, all have acted to protect Barack Obama from the lies he told to those communities rather than force Obama to keep his promises and to “do” for their communities. Black “mainline” organizations have been the worst of all in their protection of Obama as Black America is rapidly strangled and the black middle class pulverized.

Vipers brood! The worship of the golden calf will get you what you deserve – death and destruction. Wisconsin Obama Dimocrats protecting and worshiping Barack Obama, you’re gonna get what you deserve. Stay on your knees worshiping this false fool and Death will take you.

“Beyond that, Obama doesn’t want Wisconsin Democrats dispirited – perhaps even resentful – heading into November. His electoral strategy depends on a win in the state. We know this because his campaign has told us.

In December, Obama’s campaign manager Jim Messina laid out the president’s five best paths to 270 electoral votes – the West path, the Midwest path, the South path, the Florida path, and the Expansion path. What’s notable about them in this context: Each one assumes a win in Wisconsin.

That’s no longer a safe assumption, especially if Walker prevails on Tuesday. It’s true that Obama won Wisconsin by a huge margin in 2008 – 56-42. And he’s leading most polling now – with a RealClearPolitics average of 4.7 percent. But Republicans dominate the state legislature and hold the governorship. And the results of the 2000 and 2004 presidential elections suggest the state could well be in play again. In 2004, John Kerry defeated George W. Bush by a margin of just 12,000 votes out of nearly 3 million. In 2000, Al Gore beat Bush by just 5,500 votes out of 2.5 million.

An Obama visit to Wisconsin, even if it preceded a loss, would have energized the activists who have been working in the state for more than a year – many of whom Obama will need to work for him over the next five months. And it would have given rank-and-file Democratic voters the sense that their president stood with them on a campaign of such obvious importance to them.

Maybe these folks will quickly move beyond the recall if Barrett loses. After all, five months is a long time to let those wounds heal.

But maybe not. It’s a big chance to take.

Of course, there’s another reason Obama might want to avoid Wisconsin—one that would not likely occur to Democrats in the state or their union brothers. Perhaps the White House understands that the reforms are working and recognizes that they’re increasingly popular among Wisconsin voters. And that, it seems to me, would be the most devastating indictment of the recall yet.”

♫ Scaredy cat! Scaredy cat! Coward and a liar! ♫ Scaredy cat! Scaredy cat! Won’t go to Wisconsin! ♫

Let’s make something perfectly clear so that the bobbleheads at DailyKooks don’t get their springs all stretched out trying to figure us out yet again: We think Obama is the kiss of death and if he goes to Wisconsin it will finish off Tom Barrett and that is why we want him to go. We want to keep Barack Obama in this lose/lose ditch he has placed himself in.

In 2009 we goaded Barack to go to blue New Jersey to defend Jon Corzine in his reelection race. Barack went to the Garden State and the angel of death soon followed.

Likewise, in 2009 we double dared Barack to go to true blue Massachusetts to rescue Martha Coakley against truck driving Scott Brown. Barack fell into the trap and the angel of death feasted yet again. The overweight angel of death also feasted on Deeds in Virginia that year after Obama traveled to help him.

2010 proved again that Obama Is Poison. In 2010 Obama made a promise to those running for election which proved to be a death threat: “You’ve got me.”:

“Barack Obama Is Poison and Dimocrats running for office are learning that lesson defeat by defeat. When we wrote “Mistake In ’08, Part II – The Power of Hillary Clinton Supporters in February of this year, we discussed a Weekly Standard article called “The Clinton Voters Jump Ship“:

“For six months during the 2008 primaries, Obama and Hillary Clinton crisscrossed the country wooing voters. Obama consistently failed to win over important parts of the Democratic base, even after it became clear that he was going to be his party’s nominee. [snip]

Instead, it may be that his general election triumph was the aberration—that his coalition was never as strong as the financial panic of September 2008 made it seem. It would mean that he is now returning to his natural base of support and that the Jacksonians and others who resisted him in the primaries have turned away once again from his charms.

But it also suggests something more, that the Democratic party is now the party of Obama, for good and for ill. While the president is no Jacksonian, his party has many in its ranks. Democratic officeholders should be concerned about their voters fleeing not just from Obama but from their party as well. The president may be in the process of trimming the Democratic base back into something that looks an awful lot like his own primary base.

A few weeks ago Representative Marion Berry, a Jacksonian from Arkansas’s First District, recounted an exchange he had with the president. Asked how he was going to prevent a midterm disaster on the scale of 1994, Obama replied, “Well, the big difference here and in ’94 was you’ve got me.” Which may be precisely the problem.”

That is precisely the problem. “You’ve got me” isn’t a promise – it’s a death threat.

It’s the Masque of the Red Death and dim bulbs are vying to win dinner with Barack Obama and assorted other ghouls.

In Wisconsin this Tuesday the death threat is not just to the corrupt entity that is the Obama Dimocratic Party. Obama is about to take down Big Labor as well.

No one can say we didn’t warn against this foolishness. We warned the labor unions to listen to their workers and stop treating them like cannon fodder for membership dues. We warned against the recall elections. We warned: Dump Obama Or Die.

In Wisconsin Big Labor and Dimocrats did not dump Obama.

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279 thoughts on “Obama, The Coward Liar, Fleebags From Wisconsin

  1. Two weeks ago, I did a quick road trip through WI (north thru Madison to Green Bay then South along the lake). If the disparity in the amount of political signage is any indication, Tuesday will be a Walker blow out.

  2. Juan Williams on ‘the evil’ Anna Wintour (HTA posted this last thread). This woman irritates me. Obama should go scaredy cat way from people like her but he won’t.


  3. LOVE that Caddell clip. Revenge is a dish best served cold and Bill has been chilling it deep in the freezer for the past 3 years.

    SHV,

    Thanks for the update. I hope you are right.

  4. OT from previous thread:


    wbboei
    June 3rd, 2012 at 2:43 pm

    S
    June 3rd, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    ———————
    That is interesting because the head of FireDogLake–Jane Hampsher has failed to condemn the use of drones–as Glenn Greenwald pointed out in his excellent article in Slate.
    ******
    The “so called Liberals” who are critical of Obama for making his kill selections from the “baseball cards”, still qualify their remarks with variations of the “nobility” of Obama for taking the time and the moral responsibility onto his shoulders. The Tuesday morning “kill selection” meeting is the only one that he is said not to miss.

    When I read several opinion pieces about Obama and his sense of moral responsibility; it was like complimenting Joseph Mengele for taking time from his busy “medical practice” to do “selections”.

  5. Wbboei posted this earlier which aside from Wbboei posted “Waterloo” might be the music playing in the Hopium dens:

  6. Meanwhile, Hillary is doing substantive work by taking on Iran.

    http://m.jpost.com/HomePage/FrontPage/Article.aspx?id=89272359&cat=1

    Meanwhile, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton indicated on Friday that Iran would need to prove its intentions to take steps to address international concerns over its nuclear program by the end of this month.

    “We are looking for concrete actions and we will know by the next meeting in Moscow in just a few weeks whether Iran is prepared to take such actions,” Clinton told reporters while on a trip to Norway.

    She continued, “We will judge them by their actions and we will determine whether those actions are sufficient to meet their obligations.”

    What golf course is Obama on today?

  7. Interesting information provided about the loss of union membership when membership is not FORCED on a worker as is the way it should be in my opinion. Public employee unions, aka taxaholics, are a disservice to the American taxpayer. They are unnecessary, and only serve to enrich their leaders, and cause budgetary problems for communities throughout the land. How is it that a public worker needs union protection against its employer? It really does’t make sense when the employer is the government that has to follow its own laws, no?

    Anyway, big labor is a racket, and always has been. I believe unions are valuable in certain work environments, yet I am thankful that they are not all encompassing in thr American workforce. I feel bad that labor wastes their union dues on nonsense.

    Finally, a big hooray for the Tea Party!!!!!

  8. OT,

    While browsing I found this PDF of Michelle Obama’s College Thesis, Part 1. Read it and weep. In it she declares herself committed to the black race above everything else.

    Note the errors in punctuation, spelling and her garbled narcissistic thought patterns.

    How Princeton could have approved a thesis based on a black student’s quest to find out who she is remains a mystery to me. There is absolutely no scholarly merit to this hogwash.

    If MO’s thesis is this horrendous imagine what the one’s is like.

    http://www.politico.com/pdf/080222_MOPrincetonThesis_1-251.pdf

  9. Carol,

    Nomobama posted an article about the race yesterday. The gist of it is the Arabs are supporting Pascrell. No mention of Clinton.

    nomobama
    June 2nd, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    More on the congressional race in Passaic County, New Jersey Pascrell versus Rothman.

  10. Carol – I also read in yesterday’s comments that Clinton is supporting Pascrell over Rothman. The post said that Obama is supporting Rothman.

  11. BASIL99
    June 3rd, 2012 at 5:43 pm
    ————–
    I read that you corrected your comment which was necessary. Besides relating to that area of New Jersey (although now in Florida), part of the reason why I posted the article in question here yesterday is because the admin’s original post regarding the Pascrell vs. Rothman race had indicated that Bill Clinton was supporting Pascrell. I was fine with that until I read the article that I posted here. I am no liking the Muslim outreach done by Pascrell. Yet, I am even more concernec about the Rothman/Obama connection. I see Pascrell hss doing his dirty work to get votes, and then not having to answer to his Muslim supporters after he wins. In other words, showing support to Israel after the election. For Rothman, the issue is one of what I see as the continued allegiance of liberal Jews to a charlatan, and more importantly, to a political party that is less supportive of Israel now than it ever has been. If voting in that particular election, I would vote against Rothman, and his Obama connection. Unfortunately, I despise Pacrell’s methods, but I wonder how many Jews in that area will vote for the Jewish candidate based on a Jewish identity with him (even though he seems to support what I consider to be an anti-American Obama presidency). Pascrell’s perceived pro-Islam slant, (is it even so?) is less dangerous than a Rothman/Obama alliance. Even if Rothman were to lose, there is plenty of pro-Israel support in congress, with much of it coming from non-Jewish members. Obama and his legion, of which Rothman appears to be one, must be stopped now, not later.

  12. Thanks for the information nomobama. Couldn’t figure out why the Big Dawg would be supporting Pascrell. I wasn’t liking the Pascrell/Muslim outreach either.

  13. yheitman,

    Also, in 2008 Pascrell supported HRC while Rothman supported BO.

    I don’t like anyone supporting the Islamization of NJ but I also don’t like anyone supporting BO.

    Glad I’m no longer living in NJ.

  14. conservative Schadenfreude:

    Why Bill Clinton Works to Undermine Barack Obama
    By Mark Whittington
    Former President Bill Clinton appears to be playing a game that is calculated to embarrass the current president, Barack Obama, whom it is reported he has despised since the 2008 campaign.

    First, according to Big Government, Clinton appeared on the Piers Morgan show and slammed the Obama campaign’s attack on Mitt Romney’s tenure as the CEO of Bain Capital. He is just the latest high-profile Democrat to so.

    Then, Clinton went to Wisconsin for a get-out-the-vote effort in advance of the recall election, the Chicago Tribune reports. President Obama has studiously avoided venturing to Wisconsin, concluding as have most people that the attempt to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker is doomed to failure.

    Clinton has not been so reticent. It is a win/win situation for him. If by some miracle Walker should fall, it will be seen as entirely due to Clinton’s last-minute efforts. If Walker prevails, Clinton will get kudos from big labor and other Democrats for at least trying while the president stayed away.
    http://news.yahoo.com/why-bill-clinton-works-undermine-barack-obama-164200755.html

  15. Here is a link from a comment that was made on the Atlas Shrugs link given by Carol. Again, an issue of concern for me, besides Islam and sharia law in the US, is unquestioned progressive Jew support for any and all Democrats, including Obamacrat impersonations. Sometimes, as a non-Jew, I feel that I support Israel more than some Jews here in America. I understand that just because ine is a Jew that it doesn’t mean one has to support Israel, but having a functioning brain should lead one to conclude that Israel needs our support until some sort of balance is reached in the Middle East. Honestly, I believe that only when there is mass defection from adherents of Islam, and the resultant renunciation of what I consider to be an evil faith, will there ever be peace in the Middle East. Yet, I doubt the changes will come peacefully.

  16. Here is a link from a comment that was made on the Atlas Shrugs link given by Carol. Again, an issue of concern for me, besides Islam and sharia law in the US, is unquestioned progressive Jew support for any and all Democrats, including Obamacrat impersonations. Sometimes, as a non-Jew, I feel that I support Israel more than some Jews here in America. I understand that just because ine is a Jew that it doesn’t mean one has to support Israel, but having a functioning brain should lead one to conclude that Israel needs our support until some sort of balance is reached in the Middle East. Honestly, I believe that only when there is mass defection from adherents of Islam, and the resultant renunciation of what I consider to be an evil faith, will there ever be peace in the Middle East. Yet, I doubt the changes will come peacefully.

    Here’s the information from Atlas Shrugs:

    http://pjmedia.com/blog/no-anti-obama-jews-wanted-in-these-synagogues/

  17. Thanks Valleyboy for that post about Bill chewing on Obama’s liver.

    Now a warning: Do not read this if you are prone to uncontrollable laughter. It’s a war of the mustaches:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/9309372/War-in-the-White-House-attorney-general-Eric-Holder-and-top-Obama-adviser-David-Axelrod-had-to-be-separated.html

    War in the White House: attorney general Eric Holder and top Obama adviser David Axelrod ‘had to be separated’

    Eric Holder, Barack Obama’s attorney general and David Axelrod, his top political adviser had to be separated after squaring up during a furious row over attempts to impose White House operatives in the justice department.

    Eric Holder, who heads Mr Obama’s justice department, is said to have become “incensed” after being accused by David Axelrod of complaining publicly about political interference in his office.

    That’s bull****,” Mr Holder said in a confrontation after a cabinet meeting, according to author Daniel Klaidman. He writes: “The two men stood chest to chest. It was like a school yard fight”.

    The relatively mild-mannered Mr Axelrod is said to have told the attorney general: “Don’t ever, ever accuse me of trying to interfere with the operations of the Justice Department”, a taboo in US politics.

    In ‘Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency’, Klaidman discloses the struggles within Mr Obama’s White House at it mounted its controversial campaign against al-Qaeda.

    He writes that Mr Holder and Mr Axelrod were separated by Valerie Jarrett, a White House adviser and confidante to Mr Obama. Ms Jarrett “pushed her way between the two men, her sense of decorum disturbed, ordering them to ‘take it out of the hallway’,” says Klaidman.

    The argument is said to have erupted over attempts to add a political official to the staff of Mr Holder, who has presided over a handful of political and public relations blunders since taking office in 2009.

    Denying impropriety, Mr Axelrod, a hangdog 57-year-old veteran of Chicago politics, is said to have told Mr Holder: “I’m not Karl Rove”. [snip]

    Mr Obama today attempts to recover from his worst week of the presidential campaign so far, having been battered by dismal unemployment figures as his campaign repeatedly botched their message.

    We thought they had to be separated from a sex frenzy. We certainly don’t believe Holder would resist an overt political operation in the bordello called the “Justice Department”.

  18. Sorry about the double posts. I tried to stop the first post because I forgot to include the Atlas Shrugs link that I had mentioned. Obviously, that didn’t work.

  19. BASIL99
    June 3rd, 2012 at 5:38 pm
    ________

    THANKS for the link to MO’s thesis! It is comical, undergrad quality – and I’m only on page 9…

    LOL:
    “Early in my college career there was no doubt in my mind that as a member of the Black community I was somehow obligated to this community and would utilize all of my present and future resources to benefit this community first and foremost. [VB: Oh really?? Is that why the Obama’s donated a mere 0.4% of their income to charity when they were making a quarter million a year? Which probably amounted to $20/wk in Wright’s collection plate] My experiences at Princeton have made me more aware of my “Blackness” than ever before. I have found that no matter how liberal and open-mined some of my White professors and classmates try to be with me, I sometimes feel like a visitor on campus; as if I really don’t belong. Regardless of the circumstances underwhich[sic] I interact with Whites at Princeton, it often seems as if, to them, I will always be Black first and a student second.”

  20. valleyboy
    June 3rd, 2012 at 7:14 pm
    ————-

    Although I understand how some view Clinton’s tactics as a win-win, it still bugs me that he makes statements against what I personally believe. Normally, I would view someone doing such things as an opponent. I do not want Walker to lose, yet Clinton is there in Wisconsin possibly getting the discouraged Barrett supporter to make a commitment to vote on Tuesday.

  21. Valley Boy,

    For your reading displeasure, here’s the rest. I had read snippets of it over the past 4 years but someone at another blog posted the entire text and I read through more of it. I was SHOCKED at how racist it is.

    Here are links to her actual thesis in 4 parts:
    http://www.politico.com/pdf/080222_MOPrincetonThesis_1-251.pdf
    http://www.politico.com/pdf/080222_MOPrincetonThesis_26-501.pdf
    http://www.politico.com/pdf/080222_MOPrincetonThesis_51-751.pdf
    http://dyn.politico.com/pdf/080222_MOPrincetonThesis_76-981.pdf

  22. BASIL99

    While browsing I found this PDF of Michelle Obama’s College Thesis

    —–
    I stopped reading at the very beginning when I saw the ‘thesis’ was to fulfill her BA degree in Sociology.
    Maybe it would have been more appropriate to call it a term paper.
    Thesis is normally thought of for M.A. or Ph.D. students as a wrap up/conclusion of their final year of research.

  23. Shadowfax, just the fact that it dealt with Sociology was a turn off for me. I do not like that subject. I find ithe dubject to be a grand instigator. So much of it is bullsh!t pushed by malcontents, imo.

  24. Well, I was looking for a line I remember reading this morning but forget where — it says something to the effect that Obama felt so white that he thought he could not relate a black woman if he married her. I can’t find it. But here is something related I read. He and his wife brought all their stupid hangups about race into the WH.

    The book reads: ‘If she felt like an outsider, he was a double outsider, racial and cross-cultural. He looked black, but was he? He confessed to her that at times: ‘He felt like an imposter. Because he was so white. There was hardly a black bone in his body.’

    ‘At some point that summer she realized that: ‘In his own quest to resolve his ambivalence about black and white, it became very, very clear to me that he needed to go black.’

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2138518/Genevieve-Cook-Barack-Obamas-ex-girlfriend-says-President-great-sexual-warmth.html#ixzz1wmRrYLyu

  25. Off topic, but a recent find for me. This may have been discussed here in the past, but I don’t recall. I do not believe Barack was born of Stanley Ann in Hawaii. Heck, he didn’t even get the name of the supposed hospital correct on one ocassion. Stanley Ann, if I remember correctly, showed up in the northwest US looking very not pregnant during the supposed timeframe of Barack’s birth. His own Aunt indicated he was born in Kenya, etc., etc., etc. He keeps his records sealed, and is very uncooperative when it comes to his background. Obama is a fraud. Lame Cherry indicates that his birth mother’s name is Anna Chin who was from Indonesia, and became a whore to support herself once she arrived in Hawaii. So many questio s, and no help from Obama with answers. So, here’s some more info on his past. Strange how another person who has information about him has died unexpectedly….

    SUNDAY, AUGUST 8, 2010

    Obama’s Indonesian Stepsister Dies, Obama Referred as her “Adopted/Foster Brother,” Got Records!?
    Via WTPOTUS; – “Lia”Obama’s Adopted Sister Died Suddenly – By Bridgette – HOLIYAH SOETORO SABAH, “LIA”, OBAMA’S ADOPTED SISTER

    What information was taken to her grave?

    You haven’t heard of Lia? Neither had we. The unknown, until now, adopted sister of Barack Hussein Obama died unexpectedly February 26, 2010. The USA media didn’t cover the story of this woman nor was her name found until the last few days. A competent WTPOTUS sleuth, Leza, and other researchers uncovered an article about an adopted “brother” in Indonesia, named Lia or Lee. Following up on a tidbit of information and other clues, more information was uncovered. Lia was an adopted sister, not a brother. Two Indonesian obituaries were just found. These tell the final tale of this woman nicknamed Lia.

    Her name was Holiyah Soetoro Sobah, age 53, born in 1957. She was the wife of Edi Sobah, age 60. They live in West Java, Indonesia. They had three children: Heni; Marlina, age 27; and Nova Noni, age 25, and four grandchildren. In translated articles Barack Obama is referred to as her “adopted brother” and “foster brother.” The fact she used the name Soetoro certainly is telling. It appears that Lolo and Ann adopted Lia, but there is no documentation for that assumption, just her words in an article. The only knowledge we have about Lia is from one article and her obituaries.

    An Indonesian article was written about Lia’s invitation to the presidential inauguration in 2008. She was very excited about seeing Barack Obama again. The last time they saw each other was in 1971 when Lia visited him in Hawaii. She was 14 at the time, and Barry was 10.

    When Lia was leaving Hawaii after her 3 month long visit, Madelyn Dunham gave her a monkey doll and clothes that she is holding in her picture. The doll brought back so many fond memories that she was planning to give it to him when they met again.

    She stated that she received her invitation to the presidential inauguration in a phone call from a close friend of Maya Soetoro, Barack Obama’s half sister. The translation said that a white woman who wears glasses and who she knows by the name of Gelf asked her to attend Obama’s inauguration. Gelf also asked her to be prepared to meet with Barry before hand. Additionally, Lia was told that a woman of status and means would be paying the Rp600.000 for her birth certificate and travel. After receiving the money, she was told to wait for further news about the final plans. Whether Lia came to the USA to attend the festivities in January, 2008 is unknown.

    More information from the article said that Lia stayed at the home of Lolo Soetoro (Obama’s stepfather) and Ann Dunham Soetoro. If I understood the translation, one morning in 1966, Lia, age 7, ran away from home. She ended up at the house owned by Mrs. Siti Bogor. It happened that Mrs. Bogor was a maid who worked for Lolo Soetoro and Stanley Ann Dunham in Jakarta. At some point, Stanley Ann Dunham asked Mrs. Bogor if she could adopt Lia. The answer was yes.

    She said she called Lolo and Ann, Mr. and Mrs Lolo Eny. In return, they called Lia ” Non” a nickname for Nona. She said, “I was always called Non, but Barry called me Ma’am Non.” When Lia lived with the Soetoros Maya hadn’t been born yet, and Barry was living with his grandmother in Hawaii.

    After living with Lolo and Ann for awhile, “Eny” [Annie] promised to give her a sister who would keep her company. Ann told her, ” Stay well, I’ll pick up your brother Barry.” Two years later, Barry left Hawaii and went to Indonesia to live with Lolo, his mother, and Lia. Lia remembered that Obama was four years younger than she. She said that he was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, August 4, 1961. Lia stated that Barry Obama went to school and got a basic education in Jakarta.

    According to Lia, she and Barry were always together; they played, slept and bathed together. They traveled on vacations as a family as well. Several times they went to the summit, Yogyakarta, Bali, to the Land of Toraja (Sulawesi South), and the Bogor Botanical Gardens. They loved to travel.

    Amazing isn’t it that this adopted sister has remained unknown and not acknowledged as part of Barack Obama’s life story. Her name was never mentioned in his books or by Maya Soetoro-Nyg. As far as we know, it appears Barack Obama didn’t attend his step sister’s funeral in Indonesia. Lia’s family need not feel bad, he nor Michelle or their children didn’t pay their respects to Grandma Madelyn either. Grandma Madelyn was not surrounded by loving family when she departed this earth, and a proper burial ceremony wasn’t performed. God rest their souls.

    More facts may be revealed about Lia’s origins and her adoption by the Soetoro family. We are left to wonder what happened to her biological parents and why was she adopted by Lolo and Ann? Why did Lia run away from home? What happened to Lia after Stanley divorced Lolo? Who is Gelf? Who was the wealthy woman that sent money to Lia? Why has she been kept a secret? What caused her death? What secrets did she take to her grave?

    Hours prior to her unexpected demise, she was talking to several journalists about Barry’s anticipated arrival to Jakarta, Indonesia. She was sending messages to her husband’s cell phone about those conversations. Unfortunately for her, Lia didn’t live to see Barack Obama, her “adopted, foster” brother, again. Lia died on Friday, February 26, 2010.

    Below(at link) is the Indonesian to English translation of the article and obituary. Some of the words are incorrect when translated, i.e., Lia is called a brother, and the he and she’s are mixed up, but you certainly will understand it even if a bit confusing.

     …continue reading here; http://wtpotus.wordpress.com/2010/08/07/liaobamas-adopted-sister-died-suddenly

  26. Lengthy article but well worth it for grasping the essence of Axelrod’s profile..
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    Can America handle the Axelrod ‘truth’?

    SUA Staff – Why should we take a long, hard look again at David Axelrod? Because few paid attention before, when Obama and his associations were not properly vetted prior to 2008 and yesterday when he publicly told Republican attendees at a rally in Boston, that they “cant handle to the truth”. Tough line; one that sounded good when Jack Nicholson used it in the movie “A Few Good Men“, but can Axelrod stand the scrutiny himself?

    Axelrod took a bold step standing in Romney territory spouting pro-Obama double-speak and Romney bashing. The Tea Party faithfuls would have none of that. The chants were so loud from Republicans, that Axelrod actually had to stop and address his opposition.

    Just why is there such hard line opposition to Axelrod and his mission to re-elect Obama? Lets take that deeper look. Just recently, the American Spectator took a thorough historical sweep of Axelrod and his friends. One that today gives new insight into Chicago thuggery, and a new understanding of their beliefs in Communism and Marxism. Its a long story, but well worth the time to soak up who David Axelrod is and what motivates him and his crew.

    Here is a powerful excerpt from that article:

    …And these figures reveal that Axelrod—just like Barack Obama—is the product of some far-left influences, from the progressive left to the communist left. Like Obama, who was impacted by Frank Marshall Davis, Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, and others, these figures unquestionably had an impact and surely help explain why Axelrod is on the left—and not the moderate left. Moreover, it is telling, but not surprising, that the mainstream media has dared not touch these influences, surely fearful of the danger of exposing them and their possible impact on today’s Oval Office.

    It also shows how manufactured Obama is, how his message is not really his, rather its the message of a leftist king-maker. Axelrod, the perennial king-maker, has used the same theme for years.

    The Boston speech and heckling, along with Axelrod’s words prompted Jennifer Rubin in her column “Axelrod Adrift”, where she shows us briefly the stark similarity in each of Axelrod’s political ventures as a king-maker:

    If David Axelrod seems befuddled these days, even inadvertently making the case for “change” from the status quo (i.e., the Obama administration), it might be because all he has ever done is run races on “hope and change.” Over and over and over again.

    Here are the similarities she mentions. In the case of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick in October 2006 proclaimed:

    “This election is a race between hope and fear, between division and community, between responsibility and blame, between whether we have the courage to change, to stay young forever, or whether we stay with the comfort of the status quo.”

    …2004, when Axelrod teamed up with John Edwards. Edwards may have coined the insipid “two Americas,”

    Going back to 2002, David Axelrod was touting Carl McCall for New York governor. And don’t you know it? Axelrod was telling voters that his candidate was “making the case for change.”

    You can find the identical Axelrod message going back to the 1994 midterms, and before that to Richard M. Daley’s race for Chicago mayor in the late 1980s. There Axelrod was again, telling voters: “Chicago needs a change.”

    Back to his formative times as an adult in politics and some critical excerpts from that American Spectator article by Paul Kengor:

    When it comes to influence, a common bond among these fellow travelers, from the mentors to the mentored, is political work for African-American Democrats. David Canter and Don Rose seem to have had an influence not only on Axelrod’s politics but on his work in politics.

    …After several busy years at the Tribune, he left his spot as one of the paper’s youngest political writers for the lure of political campaigns. His big break came not with his work on Harold Washington’s 1987 reelection campaign but with Illinois Senator Paul Simon. He first worked for Simon in 1984, before being hired to run Simon’s 1988 presidential bid.

    He also gained quite the negative reputation and an affinity for African-American Democratic candidates:

    Early on, Axelrod likewise gained a reputation for going negative. AChicago Magazine profile from December 1987, titled, “Hatchet Man: The Rise of David Axelrod,” stated: “Axelrod’s holier-than-a-hack image is also soiled by a penchant for airing negative television commercials.” Here, too, Axelrod was described as “creative” but “mercurial,” “tense,” filled with “anxiety” and impatience, “by nature nervous” and ever-ready to “blast the dickens” out of an opponent.

    …Democrat office-seekers apparently admired the tactics, or the results. The clients came running, with the Ax honing a sharp affinity for African-American candidates, particularly mayoral prospects: Harold Washington in Chicago, Michael White in Cleveland, John Street in Philadelphia, Anthony Williams in Washington, Lee Brown in Houston. Like David Canter, he encouraged and helped black candidates appeal to white voters.

    Soon he moved on to Mayor Daley in Chicago and became very close to Rahm Emmanuel. He became associated with larger and larger campaigns, and therefore the fees rose. He also made enemies in his own party like Pat Caddell, now a familiar face on news programs as a Democrat. Soon, his firm, AKP&D in partnership with John Kupper, David Plouffe, and John Del Cecato. He was also working with ASK Strategies with the addition of Eric Sedler.

    In one way shape or form, he was performing well:

    …four presidential campaigns and numerous senatorial, congressional, gubernatorial, and mayoral campaigns, with names ranging from Barack Obama to John Edwards, from Rod Blagojevich to Eliot Spitzer, from Patrick Kennedy to Rahm Emanuel.

    Meeting Obama:

    Though it seems very likely they would have met in Chicago in the 1980s, liberal lore maintains that Axelrod and Obama were introduced in 1992 by Bettylu Saltzman, who the New York Timescalls “a Democratic doyenne from Chicago’s lakefront liberal crowd.” Saltzman met Obama at a 1992 black voter registration drive. She was blown away, telling friends she had met a man who would become the first black president. She immediately began introducing Obama to wealthy liberal donors-and to David Axelrod.

    The old ties and the new meet, and the separation between Axelrod, Obama, and their ‘terrorist friends’ was something they constantly tried to widen in vain:

    …Marilyn Katz, an old SDSer and Vietnam War protester who once threw nails in the Chicago streets to slow the police. Marilyn is pals with Don Rose and Carl Davidson, old SDS cronies. Davidson, one of SDS’s national leaders, and a dear friend of Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, would become webmaster for the 2008 group, Progressives for Obama.

    On to the Presidential run:

    Axelrod saw in Obama a triumph of personality and image—not policy. Ax would be the shaper and keeper of the message—of hope and change. Says Donna Brazile, Democrat strategist, every Obama “let us” phrase in 2008 was Axelrod’s doing. “Yes, we can!” was as much Axelrod as Obama.

    Even Karl Rove and his own mother were impressed at Axelrod’s abilities:

    “What Mr. Obama and his team achieved was impressive,” said Rove, in an understatement.

    Myril Axelrod. Still alive and still somewhere on the left, the aged ex-writer for PM danced in pleasure at her nursing home in Newton, Massachusetts. She also attended the inaugural ball. “Never in my lifetime have I seen something like this,” she thrilled. “It’s an extraordinary experience.”

    With Axelrod, it all started with his mother:

    Axelrod’s mother, Myril Bennett Axelrod, worked for the left-wing New York newspaper, PM. Although it lasted less than a decade (1940-48), PM became notorious because of its penetration by Stalinists and others who promoted the Communist Party line on issues both foreign and domestic. Kengor points out that PM‘s famed Washington correspondent, I.F. Stone, was subsequently identified as a Soviet agent both in the so-called “Venona” documents and also by a former top KGB official, Oleg Kalugin.

    The hypochrisy:

    While Axelrod decried these alleged diabolical GOP special interests and their obscene money-grubbing, his firms had raked in more than their “fair share” of obscene profits.

    Bloomberg reported that Axelrod’s AKP&D and a Washington-based firm called GMMB profited handsomely from Obama’s health care reform. “Two firms that received $343.3 million to handle advertising for Barack Obama’s White House run last year have profited from his top priority as president by taking on his push for healthcare overhaul,” reported Bloomberg in August 2009. ”

    One is AKPD Message and Media, the Chicago-based firm headed by David Axelrod until he left last Dec. 31 to serve as senior adviser to the president. Axelrod was Obama’s top campaign strategist and is now helping sell the healthcare plan.” (There is more here as well, read the rest here.)

    The split that was not a split. He did not get replaced by Plouffe as much as it was time to see family, rejoin Rahm Emmanuel, and get back to what he does best, get his leftist friends elected or re-elected, and now we see him in places like Boston, with the same old tried and true negative politics and those hollow words of “hope and change.”

    http://www.standupamericaus.org/politics-washington-dc/can-america-handle-the-axelrod-truth/

  27. Faith Leaders: Obama Losing Religious Vote

    In 2008, Barack Obama took aim at the “pew gap,” the overwhelming Republican edge among voters who regularly attend church.

    The Democratic presidential nominee came nowhere near closing it, but he didn’t have to. He just needed an extra percentage point or two among traditional GOP constituents, and he got it.

    The Democratic National Committee is promising a repeat performance in 2012. But some religious leaders and scholars who backed Obama in 2008 are skeptical. They say the Democrats have, through neglect and lack of focus, squandered the substantial gains they made with religious moderates and worry it will hurt Obama in a tight race against Republican Mitt Romney.

    The DNC’s faith outreach director, the Rev. Derrick Harkins, said the party has strong relationships with religious groups. But as evidence of their concerns, critics point to the public debate that followed Obama’s endorsement of gay marriage, a decision the president said was based in part on his Christian faith.

    No prominent clergyperson was sent out as a surrogate by the administration to explain the religious argument in favor of same-sex relationships. Instead, the main religious voices connected to Obama in the public sphere were the ministers who serve as his personal spiritual advisers and generally oppose gay marriage. Those ministers who were willing to comment — many weren’t — said they were struggling with Obama’s decision.

    “I think there is a viable religious left who can be persuaded by a carefully articulated religious argument, but no one is making it,” said Valerie Cooper, a religious studies professor at the University of Virginia and Obama supporter. “I’m concerned that the administration has not followed through on the promise of 2008.”

    Cooper recently attended a White House briefing for academics on the work of the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. She and other religious scholars say they understand that pressing issues such as the economy had to be the priority. Still, they argued more could have been done to broaden the party’s tent.

    “I get frustrated when I talk to evangelical friends or students and they ask, ‘How can you be a Christian and a Democrat?'” Cooper said.

    David Kim, a Connecticut College religious studies professor, helped advise the 2008 campaign when videos of incendiary sermons by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s former Chicago pastor, threatened to derail the nominee. Kim, who attended the briefing with Cooper, described the administration’s faith-based work as “ad hoc” and “with no long-term strategy.”

    “I didn’t really get a clear sense of what the mission is,” Kim said.

    In 2008, the Obama campaign sought ways to cooperate with religious moderates and conservatives and make them feel more welcome among Democrats. Many political veterans dismissed the idea as quixotic. For the past decade or so, exit polls have found that the more often a voter attends church, the more likely he was to back a conservative candidate, earning the GOP the nickname “God’s Own Party.”

    The Obama campaign built grassroots support among religious voters by organizing “faith house parties,” sending Roman Catholic and evangelical surrogates on the campaign trail, and holding faith caucus meetings at the party’s national convention. Cooper remembers a conference call the campaign organized with Democrats who opposed abortion rights and a position paper the campaign circulated from a Catholic theologian about reducing the need for abortion.

    According to exit polls, the effort paid off. Obama made gains over the 2004 nominee, Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry, with voters who attend religious services more than once a week, 43 percent to 35 percent. Obama also won 26 percent of the evangelical vote, compared with 21 percent for Kerry.

    “It wasn’t huge, but it was statistically significant,” said John Green, director of the University of Akron’s Bliss Institute for Applied Politics. Religious Democrats began to talk of a new era for the party.

    But from 2008 to 2010, when control of Congress was at stake, the DNC cut its faith outreach staffing from more than six people to one part-timer, according to The Washington Post.

    Harkins, appointed last October, is the senior pastor at the historic Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in Washington and has held many leadership positions, including as a past board member of the National Association of Evangelicals. He has little political or campaign experience.

    Until last month, the Obama re-election campaign hadn’t named a national director for religious outreach. Until he joined the campaign, 24-year-old Michael Wear was an executive assistant in the Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships office.

    Harkins said in a telephone interview that he brings to the job relationships built over years with clergy nationwide and noted that he works as part of a DNC team conducting voter outreach. The Obama campaign would not discuss specifics of its outreach, citing a policy of not disclosing staff numbers or strategy, but said efforts to reach religious voters have been part of the Operation Vote initiative targeting different constituencies.

    “I don’t think there’s been any evidence of a deficit,” Harkins said. “If there’s a change we’re seeking, it’s to be broader, more robust, reaching a broader section of the faith community.”

    The issue is arising at a particularly sensitive time when Obama’s critics are accusing him of enacting policies that are “choking” religious groups.

    Catholic bishops have filed a dozen lawsuits nationwide challenging a Department of Health and Human Services mandate that most employers, including religious groups, provide insurance that covers birth control. The president has offered to shift the cost to insurance companies. But Catholic prelates said the accommodation still links the church to a practice that violates their beliefs.

    Recently, evangelical, Orthodox Jewish, Catholic and Mormon leaders helped form in every state a new network of caucuses dedicated to religious liberty, with the birth control mandate as their initial focus.

    The advocacy group Conscience Cause formed in February to rescind or revise the birth control mandate. The organization’s board includes Jim Nicholson, the former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican under President George W. Bush, and Republican strategists Mary Matalin and Ed Gillespie. Gillespie is an adviser to the Romney campaign.

    But some of the president’s traditional allies are among the critics.

    The Tablet, the British Catholic newsweekly read widely by American Catholic liberals, said in a recent editorial that Obama “has perhaps been misled into thinking that the widespread dissent to these teachings among Catholics means he can disregard the views of the bishops without having to pay an electoral penalty.”

    Four years ago, Douglas Kmiec, an anti-abortion former official in the Reagan administration, backed Obama, drawing widespread condemnation from fellow conservative Catholics. In a column last month in the liberal U.S. newspaper the National Catholic Reporter, Kmiec praised the University of Notre Dame for suing the administration over the narrow religious exemption in the birth control rule. In 2009, Notre Dame withstood intense criticism from American bishops and honored Obama, despite the president’s support for abortion rights.

    “Unwittingly, perhaps, the president has allowed his appointees to drift into the secular lane and stay there,” Kmiec wrote.

    Catholics, who comprised about one-quarter of the electorate in 2008, haven’t voted in a bloc for decades, but the candidate who wins the most Catholic votes usually wins the election.

    Some Democrats see no problem with consigning faith outreach to the sidelines. They argue that attempts to please moderate and conservative religious groups have kept Obama from fully enacting some policies important to party members. Among these critics are Democrats who consider church leaders’ complaints about the scope of the birth control mandate an attempt to extend legal privileges to religious groups at the expense of women.

    Advocates for faith outreach say that view is short-sighted, endangering the party and the president’s re-election chances.

    Keri B. Thompson, who specializes in political communication and teaches at Boston’s Emerson College, had started volunteering for Obama when he ran for U.S. Senate from Illinois. In an interview after the White House briefing, Thompson said she was “thrilled” by the president’s endorsement of gay marriage. But the day of Obama’s statement, watching her Facebook page explode with comments, she said she saw some reservations amid the celebrating.

    “There are some people in the religious community who are unsure,” Thompson said. “I think they need to be brought to the table.”

    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/obama-religious-vote-catholics/2012/06/03/id/441047

  28. Another book? In this case, it’s purpose is for speading mailable propaganda… If this is the way these morons think anyone with a modicum of intelligence will be breaking a leg buying into their BS- in a lame attempt disavowing the incestual relationship between the WH, DOJ and Obama’s campaign staff in a book. laughable – desperation or both!
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    New Book: Axelrod, Holder Close to Blows in West Wing

    Two of President Barack Obama’s closest allies, former senior advisor David Axelrod and Attorney General Eric Holder came close to blows immediately after a Cabinet meeting, according to a new book to be released next week.

    Only the intervention of senior adviser Valerie Jarrett prevented the two men from throwing punches, Daniel Klaidman claims in the book, “Kill or Capture.”

    Politico’s Mike Allen got an advance look at the book, which is due to hit stores on Tuesday, and revealed the altercation in the West Wing which started when Holder accused Axelrod of trying to place a political operative in his Department of Justice.

    “After the [Cabinet meeting] ended, Axelrod made a beeline for the attorney general,” Klaidman wrote in the book subtitled “The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama President.”

    “Obama’s senior adviser was incensed. It had gotten back to him that Holder and his aides were spreading the word that he was trying to improperly influence the Justice Department. Axelrod, who knew all too well that even the hint of White House meddling with Justice Department investigations could detonate a full-blown scandal, had been careful not to come close to that line,” Klaidman continues.

    “‘Don’t ever, ever accuse me of trying to interfere with the operations of the Justice Department,’ he warned Holder after confronting him in the hallway. ‘I’m not Karl Rove,’ he added, referring to George Bush’s political consigliere, who had been accused of pressuring Justice to fire politically unpopular US attorneys.”

    Klaidman — who reported on the War on Terror for both Newsweek and the Daily Beast — says Holder was incensed at “being publicly dressed down” by Axelrod and was determined to stand his ground.

    “The two men stood chest to chest. It was like a school yard fight back at their shared alma mater, Stuyvesant, the elite public high school for striving kids from New York City. White House staffers caught in the crossfire averted their eyes.”

    But Jarrett was not prepared to put up with the macho display. “Petite and perfectly put together as always, she pushed her way between the two men, her sense of decorum disturbed, ordering them to ‘take it out of the hallway.’”

    Allen gives no hint as to when the brawl nearly broke out, but Axelrod left his role as advisor in January 2011, so it would have been sometime in the first two years of the Obama administration.

    He also gave other tidbits from the book, which is published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Among them:

    Holder became so depressed by constant sniping at his handling of trials for the 9/11 suspects that he considered quitting in late 2010. “The loss of his mother, the continuing criticism over (Khaled Sheik Mohammed), the lashings in the press, and Holder’s sense of isolation within the administration had turned his job into a grind. He woke up on many mornings with a knot in his stomach, not sure if he’s be able to make it through the day, but Jarrett persuaded him that quitting so early would look bad;”

    Former chief of staff Rahm Emanuel believed Jarrett was spying on him and feeding information to Holder. “Emanuel suspected Jarrett’s subterfuge during one 7:30 meeting. When he laid into Holder, he noticed Jarrett pick up her BlackBerry and begin typing. Later, when Holder was at the White House on other business, he went to see Emanuel in his office. He closed the door behind him and laid into the chief of staff for criticizing him in front of White House staff.”

    As early as 2009 Obama expressed concern about the indefinite detention of terror suspects in Guantanamo Bay. “’You never know who is going to be president four years from now,’ Obama said. ‘I have to think about how Mitt Romney would use that power.'”

    Klaidman claims he interviewed more than 200 sources for his book including current and former Obama administration officials.

    According to excerpts on The Daily Beast, Obama’s closeness to Holder became a bone of contention for administration staff. “Of all of the 12 cabinet members, why does the boss like Eric the most?” one of the administration’s advisers asked sarcastically. “We should all throw him in a pit and kick him.”

    And the Beast reports that Klaidman’s book says Richard Clarke, a counterterrorism adviser in the George W. Bush administration told Obama early in his term, “As president, you kill people.”

    “An inscrutable Obama looked back at Clarke, not betraying any emotion. ‘I know that,’ Obama told Clarke in an even tone. ‘He didn’t flinch,’ Clarke later said of the meeting.”

    And Klaidman says that Obama soon realized that the claim that Osama bin Laden was wanted “dead or alive” was not realistic, because of the “many issues raised by the prospect of capturing the terrorist and bringing him to justice.”

    After bin Laden’s death, Klaidman says Obama became obsessed with killing Anwar al-Awlaki, an American citizen who was taken out in a drone attack in Yemen in September last year.

    “I want Awlaki. Don’t let up on him,” Klaidman quotes the president as saying during a weekly counterterrorism meeting.

    http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/Axelrod-Hodler-brawl-Jarrett/2012/06/02/id/441013

  29. By the time this is all done his name is going to be mud with every liberal in America.

    Here is an illustration of what Barack “loose torpedo” Obama is going to do to the Democratic Party submarine:


  30. THANKS for the link to MO’s thesis! It is comical, undergrad quality – and I’m only on page 9…

    LOL:
    “Early in my college career there was no doubt in my mind that as a member of the Black community [….]

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    Did the paper ever get past the ‘I’s and ‘me’s and feeling and start looking like a real research paper? Yanno, with quotes and footnotes and stuff? And a hypothesis and logical support? Stuff like that?

  31. Basil- when you get a minute read this article. I would like to hear your opinion on this issue that hasn’t and never will see the daylight in mainstream..
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    Court: Marine can’t challenge Shariah
    But judges admit tax funds used ‘for arguably religious purposes’

    “The case was filed against Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and others and is over the nation’s bailout with taxpayer money of AIG insurance, which operates multiple companies promoting Shariah-complaint insurance products.

    The specific lawsuit was filed on behalf of taxpayer Kevin J. Murray over the bailout, which has involved billions of taxpayer dollars. It’s being handled by Robert Muise and David Yerushalmi of the American Freedom Law Center.

    At the district court level, the case was dismissed by Judge Lawrence Zatkoff, who ruled that the case needed yet to prove that “the diverted funds were not de minimus in relation to the total amount…”

    The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines de minimus as “so minor as to merit disregard,” but the plaintiffs attorneys noted in their appeal brief that “even the district court had to concede that after cash-strapped AIG received billions of dollars in taxpayer money … it provided two of its SCF [Shariah-compliant] subsidiaries with at least $153 million.”

    The lawsuit alleges that the U.S. government’s takeover and financial bailout of AIG was in violation of the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment.

    According to American Freedom Law Center’s investigation, AIG has five subsidiaries that promote and practice Shariah in Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Bahrain and the United States.

    Those companies hire Muslims to tell them how to meet the demands of Shariah, and the U.S. government has placed no controls over the billions of dollars in taxpayer money delivered to AIG.”

    more:

    http://www.wnd.com/2012/06/court-marine-cant-challenge-shariah/

  32. How is it that a public worker needs union protection against its employer? It really does’t make sense when the employer is the government that has to follow its own laws, no?

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    Do you think that all branches of the government always do all the right things just because they are the government?

  33. If the disparity in the amount of political signage is any indication, Tuesday will be a Walker blow out.

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    Well, it’s an indication of a disparity in money, anyway.

  34. But judges admit tax funds used ‘for arguably religious purposes’
    The case was filed against Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and others and is over the nation’s bailout with taxpayer money of AIG insurance, which operates multiple companies promoting Shariah-complaint insurance products.

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    And how many companies does AIG operate which provide Catholic-compliant insurance products (eg without contraceptive coverage)?

  35. It was noted on this blog some time ago about the Democrat operative from California who told of witnessing something strange at an Obama event at which he saw Obama being led into a room in a rather weak condition only to re-emerge in a vibrant condition AFTER the operative (who was eventually found murdered) heard chanting coming from the room that Obama had entered. That revelation has stuck with me ever since, and the fact that the witness who told of this event was murdered some time later, makes me wonder wha the h3ll was going on in there. This leads me to the following. What does the mantra “Yes we can” sound like backwards? Hear it for yourselves.

  36. I guess all that Americans think about is obtaining contraception 24/7 so that they can have their next sexual encounter. Or is it just that some of us have sex on their brains 24/7 and are much more active than others?

  37. “Yes we can” but “we won’t”. More proof the gold is off the calf:

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/bensmith/obamas-2008-donors-dont-give-in-2012

    Obama’s 2008 Donors Don’t Give In 2012

    Nearly 90% of the Americans who gave $200 to Obama’s 2008 campaign haven’t re-upped this year. Disillusionment, and hard times: “I wish he was the socialist they accused him of being,” says one.

    In 2008, more than 550,000 gave more than $200 to Barack Obama, entering their names in the longest list of individual donors ever seen in American politics.

    That list was a snapshot of the hope Obama inspired in a cross sections of liberals, young professionals, African-Americans, and Democrats who saw in him a generational and historic moment. But now, as Obama struggles to keep pace with his 2008 fundraising clip, that list offers a cross-section of Democratic disappointment and alienation. According to a BuzzFeed analysis of campaign finance data, 88% of the people who gave $200 or more in 2008 — 537,806 people — have not yet given that sum this year. And this drop-off isn’t simply an artifact of timing. A full 87% of the people who gave $200 — the sum that triggers an itemized report to the Federal Elections Commission — through April of 2008, 182,078 people, had not contributed by the end of last month.

    Interviews with dozens of those drop-off donors reveal the stories of Democrats who still plan to pull the lever for the president, but whose support has gone from fervent to lukewarm, or whose economic circumstances have left them without money to spare. The interviews and the data are the substance of an “enthusiasm gap” spurred by the distance between the promise of the campaign and the reality of governing, one that has begun to deepen Democratic gloom about this November’s election.

    Where’s the change I can believe in?” asked Lisa Pike, a 55-year-old from Williamsburg, Va. with a small medical transcription business who gave $658 in 2008. [snip]

    Former donors’ complaints vary — healthcare, the economy, and Congressional deadlock rank high — but many of Obama’s once die-hard supporters share a disappointment born of high expectations. [snip]

    I’m looking around here for leadership, and it didn’t happen,” said Elizabeth Hollins. She and her husband Danforth have retired to Williamsburg, Va., and together contributed $2,450 to Obama in 2008. Hollins used to consider herself to be a diehard Obama supporter, but this year, she said, she is not as convicted in her backing.

    “I was excited about him. I walked door to door,” she recalled of 2008. “But I haven’t been thrilled. Am I going to vote for Romney? No. But I want to be excited about my president.”

    “We are waiting to see more of the leadership we had hoped for before we fork over all of our money,” Hollins said.

    Obama’s campaign elided the inevitability of Capitol Hill compromise. In 2008, that provoked intense frustration from the practical-minded Clinton, who at one point parodied Obama’s appeal as “Let’s just get everybody together. Let’s get unified. The sky will open. The light will come down. Celestial choirs will be singing and everyone will know we should do the right thing and the world will be perfect.'”

    “None of the problems we face will be easily solved,” she warned in Providence, R.I., that February.

    Her warning didn’t derail Obama’s campaign, but her objections appear to ring truer now than they did then to Democrats, and health care isn’t the only issue on which it’s played. [snip]

    “I didn’t feel good that what I expected wasn’t done,” said Prashant Kothari, 65, an anesthesiologist from Tiffin, Ohio who gave $500 in 2008. “The promises during the campaign didn’t materialize.

  38. “How can you be so stupid to be for someone like Obama?”

    http://nymag.com/print/?/news/features/michael-bloomberg-2012-6/

    That was part of the raison d’être of Bloomberg View, an online op-ed page and think tank launched in May 2011 headed at first by longtime Times op-ed stalwart David Ship­ley and former State Department spokesman Jamie Rubin. It was quickly staffed with a full roster of newspaper and magazine talent, people like Jeff Goldberg, Michael Kinsley, Ezra Klein, and Jon Alter.

    Bloomberg is still obsessed with the presidency. One evening this winter, he sat down to dinner at the Crosby Street Hotel with several of his View contributors. Over a glass of red wine and a hamburger, he rehearsed his well-known criticism of Obama. At one point, a person who was there told me, Bloomberg said that the president “needs to be more like LBJ, and reach out.

    Bloomberg’s relations with the White House have been strained ever since that fateful golf game on Martha’s Vineyard in the summer of 2010, after which Rupert Murdoch said in the press that Bloomberg told him, “I never met in my life such an arrogant man.” Last month, it was reported that Bloomberg went to the White House for a private lunch with the president, which both sides described, in classic Washingtonese, as “productive.”

    In private, friends note that the mayor’s girlfriend, Diana Taylor, expresses the mayor’s unvarnished view of the president. “She parrots everything Mike says,” notes someone who often socializes with them. Before the 2008 election, Taylor got into an argument with Sheekey’s wife, Robin, who was an Obama supporter. “Diana was repeating what Mike would say about Obama, except it was louder,” the person recalled. “How can you be so stupid to be for someone like Obama?” Taylor asked her.

    As this fall’s presidential campaign ­ratchets up, Bloomberg’s still bothered by the quality of the debate, recoiling at Obama’s attacks on Wall Street and Mitt Romney’s near-religious conviction not to countenance any tax increases. In a recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, Bloomberg castigated both sides for failing to reach a sensible fiscal deal. “Mike Bloomberg has every right to look at what he’s accomplished and say to himself, ‘I’m more qualified to be president than any of these guys,’ ” a Bloomberg intimate told me. “Because he is: He’s run a bigger business than Mitt Romney. And he’s been a public official longer than Barack Obama.”

    Both candidates are seeking his endorsement. [snip]

    Look at Obama as he goes around the nuclear summit. His posture is sort of that of a guy making entreaties rather than that of an established global leader,” says a senior Bloomberg adviser. “And you look at the way Mike has operated: He’s used mayors around the world and his network of philanthropy to produce what I would say are the beginnings of an international infrastructure that can promote a level of change that is hard to fathom.”

  39. “Mike Bloomberg has every right to look at what he’s accomplished and say to himself, ‘I’m more qualified to be president than any of these guys,’ ” a Bloomberg intimate told me. “Because he is: He’s run a bigger business than Mitt Romney. And he’s been a public official longer than Barack Obama.”

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

    And like Palin, he’s had the right kind of a public job: chief executive of a large area, alone and directly responsible for health and safety and functioning of large group of citizens. Obama has NEVER had that kind of responsibility; even as a young father, wasn’t he usually gone, with MO running the house?

  40. Warren Caught Telling Another Tall Tale About Composite Grandmother

    On Friday, Breitbart News caught Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren in one of her many tall tales of family lore, forcing her to walk back her September 2011 story about her maternal grandmother, Bethanie (Hannie) Crawford Reed, through whose ancestral line she falsely claims Native American heritage. Today, we’re reporting yet another tall tale Ms. Warren told about her maternal grandmother. We look forward to seeing how Ms. Warren will walk back this most recently discovered tall tale.

    As we reported on Friday:

    A recently discovered video shows Elizabeth Warren telling another tall tale about her family. The day after she announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate, Democrat Elizabeth Warren told the convocation at the University of Massachusetts-Boston: “My grandmother drove a wagon in the land rush to settle territory out west. It was 1889, she was 15 years old…She lived to be 94, to see her youngest grandchild–that’s me–graduate from college…”. The only problem with this story is that it’s not true.

    Warren’s maternal grandmother died in 1969, the year before Warren graduated from college, and her paternal grandmother was only 2 years old in 1889.

    Later that day, Ms. Warren was forced to “correct the record.” In an interview with the Boston Herald, she told a new and different story about her grandmother Bethanie (Hannie) Crawford Reed: “My grandmother lived to know that I would graduate from college and that I had a teaching job.”

    Having corrected one tall tale from that September 2011 speech to the convocation at the University of Massachusetts-Boston, Breitbart News would like to give Ms. Warren an opportunity to “correct the record” once more on another tall tale told that day. In the speech, she stated that her grandmother’s mother had died before the 1889 land rush story took place.

    My grandmother drove a wagon in the land rush to settle Oklahoma Territory out west.. It was 1889, she was 15 years old, and she had her little brothers and sisters in the back of the wagon. Her mother had died, and her father had ridden ahead on horseback to try to find land near water. [emphasis added]

    The only problem with that claim is, once more, it isn’t true.

    Bethanie (Hannie) Crawford Reed’s mother, Paulina (Pliny) Ann Bowen Crawford, was born in Missouri in April 1860. Her father, John H. Crawford, was born in Missouri in March 1858. When Bethanie (Hannie) Crawford Reed was born in Missouri in October, 1875, her mother “Pliny” was 15 years old, and her father John H. Crawford was 17 years old.

    Shortly after Bethanie (Hannie) Crawford’s birth, the family moved to Texas, where sister Louisa was born in 1877. The family, with daughters Bethanie (Hannie) Crawford, age 5, Louisa, age 3, mother Paulina (Pliny) Ann Bowen Crawford, age 20, and father John H. Crawford, age 23, were living in Arkansas as shown in this 1880 census document posted on the website Pollysgranddaughter. Information for the children shows that both parents were born in Missouri. (The family’s surname is spelled “Crofford” in both the 1880 census and the 1900 census, but subsequent to 910 records of the family revert to the original “Crawford” spelling. It is not unusual to see spelling variations on surnames in records during this period.)

    Bethanie (Hannie) Crawford Reed’s mother, Paulina (Pliny) Ann Bowen Crawford, and her father, John H. Crawford (Crofford) had three children born in Oklahoma Indian Territory after 1889, as another 1900 census document from Oklahoma Indian Territory posted on the website Pollysgranddaughter shows.

    Son Edie Crawford was born in 1894, son Rosco Crawford was born in 1896, and daughter Bessie Crawford was born in 1897. When Rosco Crawford died in San Joaquin County, California in 1984, the California Death Index listed his mother’s maiden name as Bowen.

    Note that neither mother Paulina (Pliny) Ann Bowen Crawford (presumed deceased between 1897 and 1900) nor daughter Bethanie (Hannie) Crawford Reed (married to Harry G. Reed in 1893) were living with father John H. Crawford and the younger siblings, according to the 1900 census document.

    A careful viewing of the 1900 census document reveals that John H. Crawford’s marital status was listed as “Wd”—widower.

    Paulina (Pliny) Ann Bowen Crawford’s whereabouts between the birth of her last child with John H. Crawford in Oklahoma Territory in 1897 and the 1900 census that lists her husband as a widower are unknown. Her ultimate resting place appears to be the Oakland Cemetery, 402 Cemetery St, Clarksville, Arkansas, where she was interred in January 1905. This detailed and documented genealogical study of Elizabeth Warren’s maternal side of the family listed at the North Shore Journal website states that her parents, George Washington Bowen and Bethania Clark Bowen, were living there at the time. George Washington Bowen died there in 1907, and Bethania Clark died there in 1924. Records indicate that both were buried at the Oakland Cemetery where their daughter is buried.

    The burial headstone of Ms. Warren’s great-grandmother, Paulina (Pliny) Ann Bowen Crawford, reads as follows:

    Pliny Ann Crawford

    Dau of George and Bethanie Bowen

    Born April 7 1860

    Died January 1905

    Gone from our Home but not from our memory

    The specific date of Paula (Pliny) Ann Bowen Crawford’s death is uncertain. Whether she was first buried in Oklahoma at the presumed time of her death between 1897 and 1900, then re-interred in the Clarksville, Arkansas cemetery in January 1905 after her widower husband John H. Crawford moved to Missouri and married Sarah E. Smith in September 1904, documented here in this marriage certificate posted on the website Pollysgranddaughter, is not known. Alternatively, she died and was buried in Clarksville, Arkansas in January 1905, having lived apart from her husband and family subsequent to 1899.

    This much, however, is certain: Bethanie (Hannie) Crawford Reed’s mother, Paulina (Pliny) Ann Bowen Crawford, was not dead in 1889 as Ms. Warren claimed, and the three children she subsequently bore her husband John H. Crawford absolutely prove that fact.

    Breitbart News has sent this information to Ms. Warren’s campaign. We will report her response when we learn of it.

    Michael Patrick Leahy is a Breitbart News contributor, Editor of Broadside Books’ Voices of the Tea Party e-book series, and author of Covenant of Liberty: The Ideological Origins of the Tea Party Movement.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/06/03/Warren-Caught-Telling-Another-Tall-Tale-About-Composite-Grandmother

  41. After some phony prompting, Obama himself set the stage for emulating what Gov. Chris Christie did a month ago:
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    June 3, 2012
    Obama grants pardon to fifth-grader for skipping class – WPIX
    Of all of the legitimate excuses for not attending class, seeing the president speak is high on the list. But getting an excuse note from the president himself is in a league of its own. Tyler Sullivan, an 11-year-old Minnesotan fifth-grader, skipped school for the first time Friday to see President Obama speak in Golden Valley, Minn. When approached by Obama after his speech, Tyler confessed to the president that he was missing class.“I had a chance to shake his hand. The president said, ‘You must be missing school,’” Tyler said in an interview with local station KARE. After Sullivan’s admission, Obama pulled out official White House stationery, complete with the presidential seal.
    http://www.wpix.com/news/la-pn-obama-grants-pardon-to-fifth-grader-for-skipping-class-20120603,0,3900795.storybama grants pardon to fifth-grader for skipping class – WPIX

    You can see the previous and real moment at youtube. Search for “Governor Christie: Please Excuse Peter From School, He Was With Me. GovChristie”. May 2, 2012 – 3 min – Uploaded by GovChristie
    And if you find a copy of the text version of Christie, you’ll be told that Christie’s note was penned on the back of a “reserved” sign.

  42. Politico Nails Mainstream Media for Liberal Bias
    by Keith Koffler on June 4, 2012, 7:36 am
    A recent article in Politico has stirred up a little firestorm in Washington, with the mainstream media and liberal blogs taking umbrage at a rare example of one corner of the MSM calling out the other for liberal bias. The article, by Politico Executive Editor Jim VandeHei and its top reporter, Mike Allen, raises a possibility that is shocking within the Beltway but which would be unremarkable to many conservatives outside of it: that the charge of liberal bias in the press “often rings true” and that it is already emerging in stories about Romney’s past. I can tell you, VandeHei and Allen – both of whom I know personally – have done a brave bit of work here and made themselves no new friends within the Washington journalism establishment….
    http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2012/06/04/politico-nails-mainstream-media-liberal-bias/

  43. Tyler confessed to the president that he was missing class.“I had a chance to shake his hand. The president said, ‘You must be missing school,’” Tyler said in an interview with local station KARE. After Sullivan’s admission, Obama pulled out official White House stationery, complete with the presidential seal.
    ___________________

    Contrived and staged- The man has admitted he can’t keep track of papers on his desk. Yet, again at another teleprompted event he is equipped with stationary bearing the WH seal and a pen handy in his suit jacket pocket? lol

  44. Barrett said. “I’m happy to meet him for a fish fry.”
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    Interesting metaphor . . . . for a fried fish.

  45. Dailykos has fallen through its ass so often it does not deserve to be taken seriously. So often it has refused to hold Obama accountable for the material breach of the very values it claims to hold dear, and which it uses to launch vicious attacks against others. They are mere children and there is no way any responsible adult can work with those people to build a better future. This comment by Streiff says it all:

    Should (Daily Kos) fall over dead tomorrow, I would rejoice, and order pizza to celebrate. They are not my countrymen; they are animals who happen to walk upright and make noises that approximate speech. They are below human. I look forward to seeing each and every one in Hell.

  46. mainstream media and liberal blogs taking umbrage at a rare example of one corner of the MSM calling out the other for liberal bias.
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    This is hardly surprising. Every left wing revolution must first kill off the remains of the Ancien Regime, and then turn its attention to counter revolutionaries in its midst. That is all this is. And within the Washington establishment, this revolution has been successful because he promises to protect THEIR perks when the country fails, and that is good enough for them. You think I am kidding. I can assure you I am not. Outside the beltway however there are vestiges of the Ancien Regime, and even one or two counter revolutionaries that Barack and Big Media have yet to destroy. But do not fret. He and Axelrod have the situation well in hand as you can see from the polls, and regard this problem as little more than a sweep up operation after he coast to an easy victory in November. Wisconsin is not to the November election what the Spanish Civil War was to World War II– practice. It is a skirmish in the colonies, which racist writers who hate the idea of a black man in the White House, and it is by no strech of the imagination a referendum on Barack whose stature with big media remains what it has been from the beginning–a torrid love affair of a romance novel. Tapper for example remains infatuated and giggles about him like a little girl. Love is a many splendored thing–yes?

  47. That was part of the raison d’être of Bloomberg View, an online op-ed page and think tank launched in May 2011 headed at first by longtime Times op-ed stalwart David Ship­ley and former State Department spokesman Jamie Rubin. It was quickly staffed with a full roster of newspaper and magazine talent, people like Jeff Goldberg, Michael Kinsley, Ezra Klein, and Jon Alter.
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    “Talent”???????????????? Give me a break. The proper word is left wing ideologues. Do these assholes ever tire of kissing eachother’s asses. I guess you could describe Hitler’s inner circle as talent as well, because it begs the exact same question: to what end? I would say an end which the Washington DC approves up because it protects their privileged world, and the rest of the country. Never in history has that chasm been more conspicuous to those who watch closely.

  48. correction: it protect their privileged existence even as it compromises the interests of the rest of the country.

  49. Former President Bill Clinton appears to be playing a game that is calculated to embarrass the current president, Barack Obama, whom it is reported he has despised since the 2008 campaign.
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    Actually, if you read the statement closely that is not what he did. What he did was much subtler. He vouched for Romney’s creds, and implied that Obama should knock off the ad homium attacks and focus on the nations future and who has the better plan–something he knows Obama cannot do, because his record to date gives him no crediblity to speak about what he will do in the future. It is the art which conceals the art, and gets Republicans–and Obama supporter thinking it was nothing more than a cheap shot. It was a message centrist democrats can rally round as they party descends into left wing madness.

  50. “Mike Bloomberg has every right to look at what he’s accomplished and say to himself, ‘I’m more qualified to be president than any of these guys,’
    ———————
    Really? And how well has New York done under your tutelage? You are nothing but a well heeled troll “Mike” with delusions of grandeur. 

  51. Opps. I am wrong. Texiara just set me straight. At the rate the muslim population is growing in this country, they will outnumber whites and Mike will look good in a burka. I have even got his campaign slogan: a mosque in every precint and death to infidels. Big media will embrace that theme and him as the successor to Obama. Barack Obama Bloomberg. Nice.

  52. By the time this is all done his name is going to be mud with every liberal in America.

    Here is an illustration of what Barack “loose torpedo” Obama is going to do to the Democratic Party submarine:
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    Yes. Long after it matters, that will be the sober judgment of history.

  53. I have very little in the way of facts, but harbor these impressions: Bloomberg & Schumer are pantywaists. I’m not certain what Chuckie should be doing in place of all his legislative production, but Mikey should have concentrated on the incredible number of perverts that have been earning money as instructors at NY Public schools. An embarrassing # revealed this year and no signs of letting up. Perhaps it will come to rival RCC. Trade-off of kids’ bodies being healthy as opposed to their minds doesn’t cut it, Mike. Of course you are always low in my mind for taking the third term.

    MSM. love affair. perfect.

    Love all admin’s musical notes last night. It was a gala affair! But have learned that Sharpton-Jackson have been working WI since yesterday. Walker’s lead set at 3 where I’m looking. Don’t know how much longer I can stand to keep an eye on that. May just have to wait for Wednesday morning.

  54. Liberalism in America is one of his many victims. But the kind of liberalism we see today is not the one this country grew up with. It is something which rejects popularism, and focuses on disenfranchising the people and placing power in the hands of elites. It is a political philosophy I categorically reject, as I would benign dictatorship. As Camus said, the welfare of the people has always been the alibi of tyrants.

    In 2007, I wrote a book on leadership which I dedicated to Hillary, which Bill wrote a friend of mine a book about, noting that I was one of the few people who understood the Iraq Resolution. It was not because I was smarter than anyone else–it was because I read the damned thing which none of the left wing pundits ever did.

    The reason I mention that book is not to toot my own horn and frankly it was not crowned with conspicuous success, which is more a function of marketing. I mention it because of a quote which summarizes my philosophy on managing a company or a nation. It was the essence of what I saw in General Walt USMC–who was in charge of the Marine Raiders on Guadalcanal,successful business leaders I have seen and dare I say it here in the Clintons. It reflects a fundamental trust in the people you presume to lead, and a recognition that if you build that kind of trust, they will meet and exceed your expectations in most cases. It is an object lesson on how to empower people. These words are not new. Rather, they are old but timeless:

    “A leader is best when people barely notice he exists and not so good when people obey and acclaim him, and worse when they despise him. But of a good leader who talks little when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say “we did it ourselves”.

    Lao Tsu (Warring States Period 4th Century B.C.E.)

  55. And I would add this: this business of empowering people is something which the Republicans will tap into in order to contrast themselves from the left wing dimocrats who want arrogate absolute power unto themselves. The quote by the long time Congressman from Michigan John Dingell says it all: we are setting in place the laws which will enable us to control the people. That is a very European way to put it and begs the inevitable question where exactly is Europe today?

  56. http://video.foxnews.com/v/1671125706001/voter-fraud-investigation-in-wisconsin-recall?intcmp=features
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    In my opinion, the Dane County Judge who set aside voter fraud legislation which seeks to prevent non citizens of Wisconsin from voting is a corrupt public official. The practical effect of setting aside voter identification requirements is to invite cheating. If Barret wins that will taint not only the Wisconsin election, but the national election as well. And this judge will be personally responsible. The Supreme Court has spoken to this issue in the context of Indiana, upholding a similar law. Thus, I fail to perceive how this judge can rule otherwise, unless there is some nuance in the Wisconsin law that I am unaware of. It is also telling that no appeal has been heard from that decision, because if it is as wrong as it appears to be, the appeals court should have acted under its emergency powers.

  57. To my point about the insularity of the Washington DC establishment and their desire to see the country as a whole fail if that is what is required to protect their perks. They see the rest of us as ignorant hicks, and should not be surprised if we return the favor. As for Ornstein, he is an embarrassment to the American Enterprise Institute and should have been canned long ago. He is the go to guy for big media when they want a so called conservative to attack Republicans. There are very legitimate attacks to be made against Republicans and Kevin Phillips has done so. Ornstein is just a left wing piece of shit pretending to be something he is not, which is to say objective. I am sick of the little nome.
    _________________________

    Mann and Ornstein,are the deans of the Beltway Establishment. For them to argue so tendentiously that the GOP is to blame for the ills of Washington offers compelling proof of how insiders view the Tea Party and modern conservatism, as well as the tactics they employ to get across these opinions. Put simply, it’s all in the definitions, and conservatives need to take note of just how politicized the use of innocuous words like “moderate,” “mainstream,” and “sensible” have become. Increasingly, liberals are defining these words in such a way as to exclude all views but their own (or the views of former conservatives who have seen the light) while recasting conservative Republicanism (an electoral force that, since 1980, has routinely garnered a majority of the popular vote) as “extreme.”

    This is a relatively new development in the political discourse, and conservative message mavens need to understand the extent to which the language itself has been politicized by the left.

    This is also a valuable reminder that the Beltway elite still do not understand what is happening to the country. Consider, for instance, the following thought experiment: You jump off a boat in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Is this an “extreme” act? Well, it depends. Is the boat sailing along just fine with no problems? Then what you did was extreme and insane. But what if the boat is sinking, and you’re bailing? In that case, you probably made the correct decision, or at least a defensible one. In other words, context matters. And it is that greater political-economic context that is missing from It’s Even Worse Than It Looks.

  58. Love all admin’s musical notes last night. It was a gala affair! But have learned that Sharpton-Jackson have been working WI since yesterday. Walker’s lead set at 3 where I’m looking.
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    Last I heard it was 5. 3 is within the margin of cheating. If it is 3 I hope that is based on registered voters, rather than likely voters. Although in Wisconsin with property taxes at stake and sovereignty at stake there may be little statistical difference.

  59. Sharpton-Jackson have been working WI since yesterday.
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    If it were Jackson Missippi, that might be a plus. But in a place like Wisconsin, it is probably a minus. They do not travel well outside predominantly black areas. They remind people of The Bonfire of The Vanities.

  60. PPP poll shows Walker up 3 in WI
    posted at 9:01 am on June 4, 2012 by Ed Morrissey
    What to think of the latest PPP poll in Wisconsin? One one hand, a narrow lead within the margin of error on the day before an election might signal a slight and final shift in momentum in Tom Barrett’s favor. On the other, PPP is a Democratic pollster who might be looking for the best possible take on the race — and having the Democrat down three as a best case would be a positive for supporters of Scott Walker. The Hill reports on the results:
    A new poll finds Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker with a narrowed lead over Democratic challenger Tom Barrett ahead of Tuesday’s recall vote.
    A Public Policy Polling survey released Monday shows Walker with the support of 50 percent of likely voters, ahead of Milwaukee Mayor Barrett at 47 percent.
    But Walker’s support is down from a 50 to 45 percent edge in the same poll conducted three weeks ago and down from the seven-point 52-45 lead Walker held in a Marquette Law poll released last week.
    PPP compares itself to Marquette as a way to argue for a changing electorate too, but that’s a false comparison. One can make comparisons within a survey series for that kind of argument, as PPP also does when noting the change from the 50/45 from three weeks ago in its own polls, but a comparison against another pollster as a series is invalid. It’s worth pointing out, too, that even within the PPP series, a change from 50/45 to 50/47 is statistical noise, well within the margin of error. It’s basically no change at all.
    PPP’s own internals don’t support an analysis that Walker has lost momentum, either:
    Walker has a 51/47 approval rating. He’s up with men (55-42), whites (52-46), seniors (58-39), and especially voters in the Milwaukee suburbs (70/29).
    Barrett has a 46/46 favorability rating, improved from 43/46 on our first poll after the primary. He’s winning with women (52/46), minorities (58-36), young voters (53-39), those in Milwaukee County (61-35), and ones in greater Madison (59-37).
    This is a close race, closer than it was a couple weeks ago. Scott Walker’s still the favorite but Barrett’s prospects for an upset look better than they have in a long time.
    That is an exercise in spin. First, as noted, the topline results haven’t changed at all in the statistical sense. Second, Barrett only leads women by six points and barely holds a majority among younger voters — and that’s good news for a Democrat? Walker has majority approval statewide, holds a +13 among men, and wins by almost 20 points among seniors. Barrett’s only getting 59% in “greater Madison,” which one presumes would be the area of Dane County most densely populated with public employee union members. Meanwhile, Walker’s taking 70% of the suburbs around Barrett’s own city.
    Turnout will definitely be key, but don’t take too much from this last PPP poll. The change in status PPP claims is overblown, and the internals point entirely to a different conclusion than a heightened chance of an upset.

  61. Students of democracy from Alexis de Tocqueville to Mancur Olson have pointed out that the greatest threat to self-government comes from the tendency of democracies to become barnacled with special interests that vote themselves more benefits than society can afford. This is the crisis of the modern entitlement state, which is unfolding from California to Illinois, Greece, Italy and even Washington. Wisconsin is a critical test of whether democracies can reform before the crisis becomes debilitating.
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    The Wisconsin Recall Stakes
    A test of whether taxpayers can control the entitlement state.

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

    His political offense was daring to challenge the monopoly sway that public unions have come to hold over modern state government through collective bargaining. Public unions aren’t like private unions that negotiate labor terms with a single company or workplace. Public unions have outsize influence because they can often buy the politicians who are supposed to represent taxpayers. The unions effectively sit on both sides of the bargaining table.

    Thus over time they have been able to extort excessive wages, benefits and pensions, as well as sweetheart contracts like the monopoly provision of health insurance. Their focused special interest trumps the general interest of taxpayers, who are busy making a living and lack the time to focus on politics other than during elections or amid a fiscal crisis.

    Democrats—even liberals—once understood this danger and opposed collective bargaining for public workers. No less a Democratic hero than Franklin Roosevelt once said that collective bargaining “can not be transplanted into the public service.” As recently as the 1970s, Jimmy Carter signed the Civil Service Reform Act, which reduced collective-bargaining rights for federal employees. But as public unions began to dominate the modern labor movement, collective bargaining became a sacrosanct part of the liberal agenda.
    Related News

    Recall Stirs Passion in Wisconsin

    Mr. Walker and his fellow Republicans challenged that status quo, and the unions have reacted with such vitriol because they realize the threat to their long-unchallenged clout. They’re especially incensed that the reforms ended the state’s practice of automatically collecting union dues. Now dues are voluntary—and lo, many government workers are finding they don’t want to join the union after all.

    Since Mr. Walker’s reforms went into effect, membership in government unions has dropped. At the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (Afscme), membership fell to 28,745 in February from 62,818 in March 2011, according to a Journal report. If the union can no longer guarantee monopoly wages and benefits, workers are better off keeping dues that can add up to several hundred dollars a year.

    Shaking off union control of state finances has also been good for taxpayers and Wisconsin’s business climate. Statewide property taxes fell by 0.4% in 2011 for the first time since 1998. The Governor’s office estimates that the reforms have saved Badger State taxpayers more than $1 billion, as local school districts have been able to renegotiate health-care and labor contracts.

    According to a survey released last week by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, 62% of employers in the state say they plan to add employees over the next six months, an increase from 53% a year ago and 44% in December. Overall, the survey reported, 73% predicted moderate to good growth at their own companies and more than half said they planned to expand in the state in the next two years—the highest rate in a decade.

    All of which helps explain why Mr. Walker’s Democratic challenger, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, has made his campaign chiefly about jobs, women’s rights, the environment, community safety and especially an investigation into the conduct of aides who worked for Mr. Walker when he was Milwaukee County executive. Mr. Barrett is running on everything except the collective-bargaining reforms.

    Meanwhile, Afscme chief Gerald McEntee has criticized the national Democratic Party for not throwing more money into the recall: “We think they could and should have done more.” And President Obama, who once promised solidarity with Wisconsin unions, flew over the state on Friday for a fundraiser in Minnesota. Perhaps he doesn’t want to associate himself with what might be an embarrassing union defeat.

    Students of democracy from Alexis de Tocqueville to Mancur Olson have pointed out that the greatest threat to self-government comes from the tendency of democracies to become barnacled with special interests that vote themselves more benefits than society can afford. This is the crisis of the modern entitlement state, which is unfolding from California to Illinois, Greece, Italy and even Washington. Wisconsin is a critical test of whether democracies can reform before the crisis becomes debilitating.

  62. O/T

    I got this email. Hope US will learn from this.

    …….

    The Netherlands, where six per cent of the population is now Muslim, is
    scrapping multiculturalism:

    The Dutch government says it will abandon the long-standing model of
    multiculturalism that has encouraged Muslim immigrants to create a parallel
    society within the Netherlands.

    A new integration bill, which Dutch Interior Minister, Piet Hein Donner,
    presented to parliament, reads:
    “The government shares the social dissatisfaction over the multicultural
    society model and plans to shift priority to the values of the Dutch people.
    In the new integration system, the values of the Dutch society play a
    central role.

    With this change, the government steps away from the model of a
    multicultural society.

    The letter continues:
    “A more obligatory integration is justified because the government also demands that from its own citizens. It is necessary because otherwise the society gradually grows apart and eventually no one feels at home anymore in the Netherlands…
    The new integration policy will place more demands on immigrants.

    For example,
    *immigrants will be required to learn the Dutch language, and the government will take a tougher approach to immigrants who ignore Dutch values or disobey Dutch law.
    *The government will also stop offering special subsidies for Muslim immigrants because, according to Donner;
    “It is not the governments’ job to integrate immigrants.” (How bloody true!)
    The government will introduce new legislation that outlaws “forced marriages” and will also impose tougher measures against Muslim immigrants who lower their chances of employment by the way they dress. More specifically, the government will impose a ban on face-covering, Islamic burqas as of January 1, 2013.

    Holland has done that whole liberal thing, and realized – maybe too late – that creating a nation of tribes will kill the nation itself.

    The future of Australia, the UK and Canada, may well be read here.

  63. Admin said
    In Wisconsin this Tuesday the death threat is not just to the corrupt entity that is the Obama Dimocratic Party. Obama is about to take down Big Labor as well.
    Music to my ears. 🙂

  64. democrat1
    June 4th, 2012 at 11:11 am

    O/T

    I got this email. Hope US will learn from this.

    …….

    The Netherlands, where six per cent of the population is now Muslim, is scrapping multiculturalism:
    ______________

    We and the UK are facing the same dilemma as the Netherlands. However with the current administration immigrants will be given subsidies and carte blanche to do as they please in the US until the system is broken and lawlessness prevails as the new acceptable norm in our country.

  65. I know I haven’t posted in a long time, but I’ve been recovering from surgery! I had a total thyroidectomy and I am now released to go back to work….no cancer!

    My little ER is closing due to the new hell care law…and cutbacks in medicare repayment…so 6 weeks before I turn 62 I will hitting the concrete and looking for a new job….thankyou Obama!

    I been keeping up, just not posting, just too scared to do it from work! However I just wanted to let everyone know about my job! I had just bought a new truck the week before I found out we were closing…just my luck! I think these layoff’s and joblessness is about to hit the healthcare industry….something I thought would never happen before I was old enough to retire which I want to wait till I’m 66 because I would have health insurance if I retire now!

  66. foxyladi14
    June 4th, 2012 at 11:36 am

    Admin said
    In Wisconsin this Tuesday the death threat is not just to the corrupt entity that is the Obama Dimocratic Party. Obama is about to take down Big Labor as well-
    _______________

    Will that happening affect you personally? How will it affect the community where you live?

  67. “New orders for U.S. factory goods fell in April for the third time in four months” In other news, Obama is doing 3 fundraisers today.

    Nero fiddling comes to mind.

  68. confloyd-

    I think these layoff’s and joblessness is about to hit the healthcare industry….something I thought would never happen before I was old enough to retire which I want to wait till I’m 66 because I would have health insurance if I retire now!
    ______________

    The HC Industry are pulling in their horns. I don’t think you will have trouble finding re-employment confloyd, it just will be further away from home- You will have to work closer to the biggest metro area, in your case..I think it is Dallas. Or relocating closer to your job is always another option…

    Glad to hear you are C-free. Knowing your life will be on a healing path with no strings attached is worth your weight in gold.

  69. Confloyd – your most important news is terrific. Health care going to be a bumpy ride for all; not to diminish the challenge you face. Just am afraid you will have lots of company. I am on Medicare. Just got notice that MD I saw several times last year is not a Medicare doctor. SIL says that means he or the outfit that does his billing is under investigation. SIL says it will straighten out. Patient never has to pay. Well, office computer system has changed. Patient gets copy of invoice to be filled out. At bottom is a disclaimer. I did not have to sign it this time. Hate seeing it there. God only knows.
    ##################################
    RE: admin June 4th, 2012 at 11:51 am video youth unemployment high
    ——
    Here’s one reason: snip The Obama administration is going to great lengths to make sure that approximately 100,000 foreign student workers are not disappointed. Last summer, the popular program, aimed at creating good will abroad, was rocked by scandal when snip.

    Cannot recall if I mentioned this article here at Big Pink. Headline and link are as follows:

    Foreign students enjoy new summer job protections — but what about Americans?
    By Pamela Constable, Published: May 22
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/foreign-students-enjoy-new-summer-job-protections–but-what-about-americans/2012/05/22/gIQA3D1CjU_story.html?tid=pm_pop

  70. The broken clock jurnolister gets it right for once in his misbegotten life. And who would have thunk it?
    ————————————–

    Obama’s 2008 Donors Don’t Give In 2012/

    According to a BuzzFeed analysis of campaign finance data, 88% of the people who gave $200 or more in 2008 — 537,806 people — have not yet given that sum this year. And this drop-off isn’t simply an artifact of timing. A full 87% of the people who gave $200 — the sum that triggers an itemized report to the Federal Elections Commission — through April of 2008, 182,078 people, had not contributed by the end of last month.

    Interviews with dozens of those drop-off donors reveal the stories of Democrats who still plan to pull the lever for the president, but whose support has gone from fervent to lukewarm, or whose economic circumstances have left them without money to spare. The interviews and the data are the substance of an “enthusiasm gap” spurred by the distance between the promise of the campaign and the reality of governing, one that has begun to deepen Democratic gloom about this November’s election.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/bensmith/obamas-2008-donors-dont-give-in-2012

  71. Mrs. Smith, as Breitbart does the Lord’s work and shines the spotlight on Warren for yet another lie, I have decided she is more qualified for the job of presidential historian than Senator, if the current holder of that office, i.e. Michael Bechloss is any indication. Who can forget that magic moment when he (Bechloss)deigned to call Obama the most brilliant man ever to enter the Oval Office. When someone asked him for the evidence, he acted like a maggot on hot ashes.

  72. I have never seen a bigger pile of shit in my life being sold at store barackobama com

    Seriously what is this a presidential campaign or the new shopping catalogue for mail order direct, next they’ll have an informercial sales channel on overnight tv channels.

    Who buys this shit?

  73. Pelosi grows ever more delusional by the day. No one believes this maggot when she says Hillary should run in 2016. Pelosi did as much as anyone to prevent her from receiving the office that was rightfully hers, and this faux call now simply testifies to the paucity of leadership on the democrat side. But then again, this is the price of all programs of affirmative action, which seek to substitute race for merit.

  74. Pelosi and go F herself and the horse she rode in on. The woman is a boil on the ass of humanity.

  75. Mrs. Smith,
    Thanks, I’m glad I got it done, my boss actually told me I should do it before the closedown!

    They’ve hired an ER DR. everyone likes but works everyone to death, so I think the company is trying to get folks to quit so they won’t have to pay severance….we are already so short staffed and I work two areas….

    This will be my first day back and I wish I could say I’m looking forward to it….I’ve worked for this company for 9 years and they are a fleabag of a company!

    Well I can’t figure out the Bill Clinton comment? I wish I could find the video as so many times, people take the statement out of context! Just don’t know how I’m going to vote….haven’t made up my mind, but they both make me sick….maybe the VP slot will make my mind up! We’ll see what develop’s…I still think the Clinton’s and the Obama’s aren’t friends!

    Mrs. Smith, have you guys heard anything about the Builderberg meeting???

  76. Warren’s grandmother story is a ‘liiiie?’ I bet she’s ‘raaaacist’ too!

    Which grandmother, for goodness sake? Plain grandmother or great or great great? And what it if was a great aunt instead?

    Doesn’t Scott Brown’s campaign have any better issues than digging through Sarah Palin’s trash, er, old geniological records that may themselves be wrong?

  77. Walker sings “scaredy cat”:

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77017.html

    Wisconsin Wis. Gov. Walker: Where’s Obama?

    The day before voters head to the polls in Wisconsin’s contentious recall election, Scott Walker on Monday pointed to President Barack Obama’s absence on the campaign trail as a clear sign that the Wisconsin governor is poised for a win.

    Noting that the president had traveled to Minnesota and Illinois last week without stopping in Wisconsin to show support for Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Walker suggested that the president must not be convinced that the Democrat is on the road to victory.

    “It’s kind of confusing, I think, to voters here, because they wonder why won’t you come in? Two years ago, the same person I’m running against now was my opponent back then and [Obama] came in and campaigned for the mayor at that point. I think it’s a sign there’s real concern,” Wakler said in an interview with Neil Cavuto of Fox News. [snip]

    Meanwhile, Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch, who is also facing a recall Tuesday, hit the TV circuit Monday. In an earlier interview on “Fox & Friends,” she said Obama was a no-show in the state because he didn’t want to go down with what she portrayed as Barrett’s sinking ship.

    “If I were the president, I wouldn’t want to be attached to a loss,” Kleefisch said. “Tom Barrett is polling down and he doesn’t have an economic development plan and he doesn’t have a budget plan. That does not bode well for his candidacy and it also doesn’t bode well for the president if he comes into Wisconsin and then doesn’t have the potency in order to lift Tom Barrett to a win.”

    Like Walker, Kleefisch also suggested that Obama is purposefully choosing not to get involved in the highly anticipated gubernatorial recall by noting that the president hasn’t made the time to make a stop in the Badger State on Barrett’s behalf.

    “You know, the president was in Minneapolis and Chicago a couple of days ago. Well here’s Minneapolis; here is Chicago,” the embattled lieutenant governor said as she gestured with her hands. “You have to try really, really hard to carve around Wisconsin in order to get to those two cities. … I don’t think it says good things for Tom Barrett.”

  78. Or more likely Brown’s campaign is inventing those records, knowing that no sane person is going to spend time fact checking all that nonsense.

  79. Wisconsin Wis. Gov. Walker: Where’s Obama?

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

    Maybe Obama is staying home because the Koch brothers told him to.

  80. Pelosi and go F herself and the horse she rode in on. The woman is a boil on the ass of humanity.
    ————————-
    Well put Moom–as always.

    The other day, I was thinking about ephitaphs.

    Yeats had a good one. His headstone reads: “Cast a cold eye on life. On death. Horsemen pass by.”

    Lou Prima had a good one: “When the end comes I know. They’ll say just a gigolo. As life goes on without me.”

    And your observation would make a fine headstone for poosie that idiot slips the mortal coil: ” Pelosi can go F herself and the horse she rode in on. The woman is (sic.)was a boil on the ass of humanity.”

    (Note: For those unfamiliar with Louie Prima, he was a big Las Vegas act and often appeared with his one time wife Keeley Smith. He spanned seven decades of American music, and adapted well to each, which if you think about it is rather unique and remarkable. This clip will give you an example of his work. Unfortunately, the horn section which was his forte is pretty much cut out, and Keeley was gone by then. Even though she filed for the divorce, she later commented that her years with him were the happiest of her life.)

  81. http://www.angus-reid.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/2012.06.03_Wisconsin.pdf

    Wisconsin’s incumbent governor heads to tomorrow’s recall election with a six-point lead over his Democratic challenger, a new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll has found.

    In the online survey of a representative sample of 524 registered voters in the Badger State, 53 per cent of decided voters say they would cast a ballot for Republican Scott Walker in the gubernatorial recall election, while 47 per cent would vote for Democrat Tom Barrett.

  82. http://weaskamerica.com/2012/06/04/who-survives/

    So, as fireworks continue to explode over the political horizon in the Dairy State, we asked 1,570 likely voters who they support in the June 5 election. Here are the results.

    Those surprising results would project at a 56-44 final win for Walker. HOWEVER, while Walker continues to lead Barrett, we once again caution readers that this is an extremely difficult election to predict. Turnout is king in all elections, and it may be even more important in this one. Wisconsin’s labor movement is keen to get as many of the anti-Walker voters to the polls as possible and have displayed the ability to rally their troops effectively. And Wisconsin regulations allow Election Day voter registration with a minimum of residency documentation–something that has both sides whispering of potential abuse from their opponents.

  83. Now if this doesnt piss of the hispanics, nothing will….

    http://freebeacon.com/axelrod-rubio-as-vp-would-insult-hispanics/

    Axelrod: Rubio as VP would ‘insult’ Hispanics

    Senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod said Sunday that handing the vice presidential nomination to Cuban-American Sen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) would be an “insult to Hispanics.” The Washington Times reports:

    “I think it would be an insult to the Hispanic community to choose Senator Rubio if the thinks that that is somehow—if Governor Romney thinks that’s sort of a get-out-of-jail-free card for all of the things and the positions that he’s taken,” Mr. Axelrod said.

    Mr. Rubio, considered a rising star in Republican circles, is Cuban-American and has become a major voice for the GOP’s efforts to win over Hispanic voters and to project an inclusive image to the country as a whole.

    ……………………….

    They keep on digging…..

  84. Rendell thinks Hillary will run in 2016

    Former DNC Chair Ed Rendell predicts that Hillary Clinton will make another bid for the White House in 2016.

    The former Pennsylvania governor acknowledges in his new book, “A Nation of Wusses,” that Clinton herself insists that she has no interest in running, BuzzFeed reports.

    “She is bone-tired — the job of secretary of state is far more grueling than that of the president, with the nonstop traveling, the constant jet lag, and the odd-hours phone calls to accommodate foreign officials’ schedules. Still I believe that when she gets some rest and has a chance to reflect on what she wants, the challenges facing the country will be too great for her to resist and she will change her mind,” Rendell penned.

    Rendell, who offered to serve as Clinton’s campaign manager for free, also recalled asking Clinton if she thought he had the stamina to run for president.

    She replied that he did have sufficient stamina, to which Rendell, responded, “Well, I’m exactly the age you will be in 2016,” according to BuzzFeed.
    ______________________________________________________________________________________

    BUT WE CAN NOT WAIT THAT LONG.

    WE WANT HER TO RUN NOW REPLACING THE BOOB

    http://www.newsmax.com/Newswidget/Rendell-Clinton-2016-campaign/2012/06/03/id/441032?promo_code=E702-1&utm_source=Morris&utm_medium=nmwidget&utm_campaign=widgetphase1

  85. What is left of the once noble democratic party is giddy about their messiah obama, and today well after the fact they are still looking at him and thinking:

    If this isn’t love, the whole world is crazy
    If this isn’t love, I’m daft as a daisy
    With moons all around and cows jumpin’ over
    There’s somethin’ amiss, and I’ll eat my hat if this isn’t love

    Just look at them:


  86. [Hillary] replied that [Rendell] did have sufficient stamina, to which Rendell, responded, “Well, I’m exactly the age you will be in 2016,” according to BuzzFeed.

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

    Good for Rendell! Iirc Gingrich was c. 69 this year, and no one said he was too old to run for POTUS.

  87. Sounds like Ed Rendell knows HRC pretty well…. Last week WPIX whom I no longer respect threw out the tease that a Cuomo-Clinton primary was a good bet. FWIW. Probably zero.

    Very soon, Palin has another big venue:
    Palin to Rally Conservative Online Army – Sarah Palin – Fox Nation Full story at Politico
    The conservative blogosphere has yet to move past the death of patron saint Andrew Breitbart, but it will get a major jolt this month from an equally provocative hero: Sarah Palin. The former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee has committed to delivering the keynote address at Right Online, the annual gathering of conservative bloggers and online activists organized by the Koch-backed non-profit group Americans for Prosperity Foundation. The June 15-16 conference will be the first time the event is held on a different weekend and in a different city from the liberal online activism conference upon which it was based, Netroots Nation.
    And that’s no mere coincidence, say Right Online organizers. This year’s meeting is focused on higher-level tactics and strategies than past year’s editions of Right Online, which sometimes had the feel of a crash course on blogging 101. The Vegas conference features training on video exposes to be conducted by guerrilla video journalist James O’Keefe, a session on polling featuring conservative’s favorite pollster Scott Rasmussen and a session moderated by columnist Michelle Malkin entitled “How to Use Facebook & Twitter to Win,” which will include instruction on using social media to drive narratives.
    It’s an area in which Palin can rightly be considered a pioneer, having mastered a high-impact, communication style that almost completely circumvents a traditional media from which she’s sometimes gotten rough treatment.
    http://nation.foxnews.com/sarah-palin/2012/06/04/palin-rally-conservative-online-army

  88. wbboei
    June 4th, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Mrs. Smith, as Breitbart does the Lord’s work and shines the spotlight on Warren for yet another lie, I have decided she is more qualified for the job of presidential historian than Senator, if the current holder of that office,
    ______________

    Agreed- as presidential historian, she will lay claim to the UK Royals stating BO’s great grandmother and Queen Victoria were sisters. As long as she does no harm to the electorate; I can live with it-

  89. Shit like this is why people more and more are balking at govt control via regulations/mandates. Because inevitably, they become tools to punish enemies of the State and reward friends.

    You can argue all day long that theoretically, good regulation would be helpful. Yes, it would. But when people see with their own freaking eyes, year after year after example after example, it being used as nothing more than a cover for more cronyism, they get stubborn. They start yelling, “That’s it. I’m done. Get the fucking federal government out of EVERYTHING. Repeal it ALL. ”

    When your govt proves itself to be monumentally corrupt and untrustworthy, can you really blame people for deciding they want to cut it to the bone and take away its power?

    Another Obama-friendly banker gets a waiver from complying with Dodd-Frank:

    http://townhall.com/columnists/luritadoan/2012/06/04/friends_of_obama_allowed_to_opt_out/page/full/

  90. confloyd,

    Good to see you and I am so happy you are cancer free and on the mend.

    Sorry to hear about your job and the truck purchase at this period of time. My son found a pretty good job after looking for over a year and he had to drop out of college and move home because financial aid was a bust…so, don’t give up looking, there are jobs out there. You have a lot of experience, so that should help.

    Congrats on your marriage.

  91. Hi Confloyd. I was wondering just the other day about what had happened to you. I thought you had changed your handle/name here awhile ago, and then you disappeared. I wish you a quick and complete recovery. It sounds serious to me as far as what you went through. Question: Was your condition related to an occupational hazard of some sort? It seemed so to me if I remember the type of work that you performed. That’s a personal question, I know, but I had wondered about that line of work in the past as it relates to health. I won’t be offended if you don’t answer it. I hope that you are feeling good and healthy.

  92. HillaryforTexas
    June 4th, 2012 at 2:49 pm
    —————-
    Your comment summed up how I feel. I have transformed into one of thosepeople.

  93. Just received an on-the-ground-in-Wisconsin report from my state’s AFP director:
    snip As I work side by side with my fellow activists in the Racine Tea Party and AFP in the final stretch, I’m realizing something: no matter what the media says about us, we’re not the angry ones. The sense of cooperation and dedication among various groups and people here in Wisconsin exemplifies what is best about America. We are the ones filled with optimism and hope for what a brighter future holds, for Wisconsin and all of us.

    Yesterday our call center made 50,000 phone calls and we knocked on 3,000 doors. And we’re going to do it all again today. I know sometimes things seem to move so slowly in Pennsylvania and it feels like we’ll never achieve what Gov. Walker did here in WI…but we will bring change to Pennsylvania and it will be because of your great efforts. If Wisconsin is teaching me anything, it’s that what carries America through the tough times is individuals like you who take a stand for the truth and have faith that liberty’s light will always outlast the darkness.

    In Liberty and Solidarity (from Waukesha, Wisconsin),

    Jennifer Stefano
    Pennsylvania State Director
    Americans for Prosperity

    P.S. Tomorrow tune into Fox News Channel at 4pm with Neil Cavuto as we go live from Madison, Wisconsin.

  94. Yes I did change my handle and everything, but didn’t post much so I used my old one. I forgot my password anyway!

    Yes that was our biggest concern, my occupation has a tendency toward thyroid’s being cancerous, so we watched for 6 months and it did not srink with treatment, so out it came and it was huge…I have a huge scar now, but at least I have piece of mind knowing its not cancer.

    Thankyou, for your greetings Shadowfax…We’ve made a whole 6 months now and we’ve both been extremely happy….now for the election season…LOL!

    My husband is definitely not tremendously happy with Obama’s achievements, but he’s a yellow dog! He’s a socially liberal and a conservative on economics, but he is still a yellow dog! I just can’t stand Obama, but I’m not sure of Mittens….my mom spoke of him….but I never asked how or if she liked him….sure wished I knew what to do with my vote this year!

    I don’t think striking down the whole healthcare bill is right because I see a real need to fix healthcare…so many folks without health insurance….and so many abuses by the patients, hospitals and Doctors….its an awful mess! I just hope I can stay in for 4 more years…..hmmm, hmmm, where have I heard that phrase before…LOL!

    I’ll be tuning in for the Wisconsin “fight club”, and I guess we’ll see from there…

    How about Ed Rendell’s book??? What is that all about….I thought he was an Obama supporter after Hillary dropped out….WEIRD!

  95. Who is Obama? I mean really who-is-obama? I say he’s Woodie in the clip below. Woodie, you see, is the purveyor of false promises. He promises everybody everything they want. The chorus chants won’t be fun when worry is done and money is hay. Money is hay. 4 years= $6 Trillion additional debt. And when will that be you ask? Simple: On That Great Come and Get It Day, when Obama becomes president. I defy you to look at the clip and tell me this was not the mood of a majority of the country, immediately after Obama was elected, which proves that H.L. Mencken was right on when he said nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American People. The question for 2012 is whether they have learned anything in the past four years, and more specifically are they educable. That of course is a question for the jury. But for now there is this, starting at the 2 minute mark.

  96. holdthemaccountable
    June 4th, 2012 at 2:34 pm
    Casual comment of interest. In regard to Christine Quinn. Am I taking it out of context? Where is Bloomberg going?
    ————

    Isn’t it true that in New York, you can only have consecutive terms as governor. I think Bloomberg is on his third term now, but he became an Independent to run the third time. I am surprised that people accepted that electoral abuse (imo).

  97. Earlier I said that at least the GOP administrations had the decency to conceal their assassinations. Here’s the same point at better length in a good article too long to quote:

    http://itself.wordpress.com/2012/06/02/is-hypocrisy-to-be-preferred/
    [….]
    What’s nice about hypocrisy is that it at least maintains some point of connection with morality. It keeps moral principles — like “you don’t torture people” or “you don’t send killer robots to murder people on your sole say-so” — enshrined as norms, meaning that there’s some kind of leverage for change. Actually committing the crimes is bad enough, but publicly proclaiming them to be the right thing to do is an even more horrific crime, because it closes down the possibility that the crimes may end in the future. [….]

  98. Who buys this shit?

    ——-
    Seriously, this is a huge pile of cr@p.

    My favorite… “I bark for Obama”. Button with photo of Bo

    Should say, “I run for my life from Obama.” Photo of Bo

  99. How about Ed Rendell’s book??? What is that all about….I thought he was an Obama supporter after Hillary dropped out….

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

    After Hillary dropped out, HILLARY became an Obama supporter. Rendell was and is a great Hillary supporter.

  100. But when people see with their own freaking eyes, year after year after example after example, it being used as nothing more than a cover for more cronyism, they get stubborn. They start yelling, “That’s it. I’m done. Get the fucking federal government out of EVERYTHING. Repeal it ALL. ”

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

    Are you describing this attitude, or endorsing it? The bad examples that people see are those publicized by rightwing interests. The good cases — the scams that don’t happen, the abuses that don’t get attempted — don’t make news.

  101. Connie–a lot has changed in your life in the past five years, and since we last spoke. I am glad you are back here on the blog, and hope you will resume your much appreciated role as a regular commenter/

  102. No offense to anyone here, but I now wonder how one can be socially liberal and fiscally conservative at the same time. There was a point in my life where I believed that description fit me, but I have changed my mind. The reason: Social liberally would indicate agreement with costly social programs which is opppsite of what a fiscal conservative would want. I prefer to think of myself as someone who want government to run efficiently without all of the excess for which it is currently known. I guess there are social issues that do not have the effect of increasing government size, and scope, and correspondingly, government costs, yet the liberally social/fiscally conservative label seems to be contradictory to me at this point in my life. I now take the view that government is self-serving beyond anything else. Government’s interest lies in self-preservation, and incremental power at the expense of those governed. They (the government) are self-servers which is known by their actions.

  103. I just saw this on UM, am starting to read it now, Part !! of the Insider for those interested:

    NOTE: This is Part Two of our latest sit down interview with a longtime D.C. political operative who has given insights into the workings of the Obama White House that have time and again later proven accurate by subsequent Mainstream Media reports.

    PART ONE AVAILABLE HERE: WHITE HOUSE INSIDER: Obama In Serious Trouble – And That Makes Him Very Dangerous

    ___________________

    WHI: …Obama loves them drones. He has made them a personal priority above all else.
    Read more in News
    « Obama Heads Back To Chicago With Valerie Jarrett

    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…

    UM: I need to your to expand on the Drone thing – Obama’s love of using the drones. You say you “got the goods” – your words. What do you mean?

    WHI: It’s what has been brewin’ for well over a year now…it’s causing all kinds of hell between the administration…the military…infighting and concern among the staff…even Jarrett don’t have a handle on all of it. Even she is not entirely comfortable with how the president has sunk his teeth into the drones…the kill list. She’s not bothered by their use specifically…she’s more…I would guess she’s more worried over the political implications of Obama’s obsession…that eventually enough people will stand together and say ENOUGH. She can’t afford to have that happen too soon…the re-election makes them all vulnerable…the plans…the obligations to others…America can still stop them in 2012 and she understands that. So having Obama so oddly focused…not just focused…he gets excited…visually…the guy gets off on it and he ain’t even hiding that fact anymore. And some are repulsed by it. They’ve done video reviews you know…of the missions. The drones. The kills.

    UM: The president you mean? He watches videos of the drone attacks?

    WHI: Yeah – like it was…like it was porn. I can’t emphasize…I don’t think I’m painting a clear enough picture here for you of how this thing has people really freaking out inside the administration. It’s good on one hand because it’s got more of them willing to talk…but…the fact it’s gotten this bad…these drones…an American president who has the video sent up to his personal study so he can watch them over and over again…like I said – sh-t ain’t right. And more and more people are figuring that out – and that is what has Jarrett concerned. But even she…Obama won’t listen to her on this one. Those drones are the one thing he really feels he has control over…all the rest…he’s been told what to say and where to go…when to wake…when to sleep…but the drones. The drones are all his – and he ain’t given those up. For nobody.

    UM: So Jarrett is against the use of drones?

    WHI: No-no-no…I ain’t said that. Far from it. The drones are all part of this…the big big picture here…what she’s concerned over is that her boy…the president…he’s gotta get it under control…his obsession with using them like he has. The weekly meetings, the kill list…I mean c’mon now…he’s got his own personal kill list. The guy who campaigned against Bush era interrogations…Obama don’t interrogate. He picks a name off a list…some of these people have beenU.S. citizens…he picks that name off a list and orders the kill. Then he gets the video confirmation of the kill…and he watches it. Over and over and over again.

    (Pause)

    Jarrett knows she has got to tap that down. That kind of display…it’s repulsive to people. And it’s freaking them out. Jarrett don’t mind the drones…she approves of the program…she approves of what…of how they will be utilized at home. But if the president…if his reaction to using them…how he gets off on it…that endangers them having control of those drones after 2012…and beyond. It’s a politically difficult – an extremely difficult argument to win. A guy who complained loudly about water boarding – it don’t kill the poor bastard. It makes ‘em talk. Barack Obama declared that to be offensive to the ideals of America, right? But now Barack Obama…he’s judge and jury. With a pointing of a finger to names on a list…Barack Obama gets to play God. No day in court. No guarantee innocent people won’t be killed as well – and they have been killed. Children. Women. Over and over again. And this president…he has that knowledge when he watches the kill confirmations. And he watches it over and over again. These are high tech snuff films – a multi-billion dollar snuff program…and he gets off on it.

    You ok?

    UM: This is sickening. What you’re telling me…this is disturbing on a whole other level.

    WHI: (Points finger) THAT’S the reaction people are having to this – right there. And that’s the reaction Jarrett is worrying over. She’s gotta try and contain it – but the president’s obsession is becoming too much to do that. The knowledge of it – it’s getting out now. Reaching other world leaders…it ain’t good. Even if it might give us a political advantage…you want sickening? I think to myself…what I just told you…I ask myself what if we lose? What if this guy is re-elected? You call it a whole other level? Yeah – you say that…but you don’t really understand it. Those drones…their domestic use…don’t think he ain’t thought about it. A lot.

    You see, Obama – he don’t trust the military. Not all of them…not many of them. But he trusts those drones, now don’t he? Don’t take him having to trust some military official to order troops to carry out an order inside the United States. It’s just inputting a bit of data – and the push of a button, right? And keep the f-cking military out of that equation there. Move the program…attach it directly to the White House. Make it…make it part of Homeland Security, right? Simple as that. One appropriations bill – just one…and it’s done.

    …And Valerie Jarrett – she wants that. Her…the investors who are behind Obama…they are completely in favor of that.

    UM: Of a domestic drone program? Why? What’s the purpose?

    WHI: Same as everything else this administration has attempted to implement – control. Absolute and total f-cking control. No different than Obamacare…expansion of the EPA…all the czars…bypassing of Congressional oversight…it’s all about control. And in order to secure that control – you need chaos. That chaos gives the justification for the drones. And the Occupy bullsh-t, the race riot threats…think about that. Think about the timing of the domestic drone program…tie it in with all the manufactured chaos that’s comin’. His calls for a citizen police force that was equal to the United States military. Obama said it himself, right? Before he was elected? He said it. His wife said it.

    UM: Said what?

    WHI: Do you know Michelle Obama…it was in ’08…she was speaking…some campaign stop…she got up from her chair and began to say how America needed to change its traditions – how it needed to change its history. That got some of us concerned at the time. That kind of thing…in a normal campaign you would have seen the media jumping all over it. Didn’t happen this time though. And when people went back to the campaign and expressed concern about those kinds of things – how the Obama’s were repeating their desire to change everything about America…we were told to shut up. That language was supported by on high.

    UM: On high?

    WHI: Jarrett. She wanted that language to be part of the campaign trail. That language…it sent word back to their investors that they were in fact the real deal. Now I didn’t realize this at the time…too damn busy. The campaign. But hindsight, right? Looking back, you start to piece the puzzle together…now I understand what she was doing – what Jarrett was doing. She was keeping those dollars flowing into the campaign…into the media control mechanism they had set up…letting the investors know their time had come. This candidate – this Barack Obama – he was gonna implement what they had wanted…what they had planned for – for a very long time. Five days out – Obama re-affirmed that promise. He said it, right? “Fundamentally transform the United States of America”.

    UM: Who are “they”?

    WHI: I already told you…the socialists…Marxists…globalists, progressives, Big Labor, Green Energy…just different sides of the same fact.

    UM: You have to be more specific. Lots of people can and will say what you just did.

    WHI: Difference is – when I say it…you know it’s fact. You know it’s about to play out like I’m telling you.

    UM: Sometimes.

    WHI: You’re doubting what I’m telling you?

    UM: (Pause) You haven’t told me much to doubt. Regarding the investors you are talking about here – I want to know who they are. Give me names.

    WHI: (Voice raises) You were given a name. Hell, you wrote about that name and did a good job of it. The Old Man told you – you wanna accuse him of not telling you much? You wanna insult him like you just insulted me?

    UM: No insult was intended. What is the name that you’re talking about here?

    WHI: You were told about Gerard. He’s a kingmaker in all of this. You wanna know somebody who can make Valerie Jarrett sh-t all over herself? Leo Gerard would be one of those people. You get beyond him and you’re dealing with a level neither one of us can understand – or would want to. That’s for the Old Man to throw punches – we ain’t never gonna be in that world. Leo Gerard – The Man Who Controls The Obama Agenda

    UM: Ok – Gerard. Yes – we talked about him. Jarrett answers to him?

    WHI: He would be one – absolutely. He’s Big Labor on an international level. He’s got use of American military, American influence, American intelligence…those things are at his disposal if need be. Globalist…the desire to place the world under the banner of Big Labor. The expansion intoBrazil…Africa…follow the crumbs man. It’s all there. But try and get the kind of information that can burn them – the stuff that you could send to the Hill…as long as Eric Holder is holding the line…very tough. And very dangerous. That’s why I’m telling you to stay out ofChicago. That’s why I’m staying out of there.

    UM: You got spooked. Why?

    WHI: The body count got a little high for my personal comfort. I’d ain’t quite reached as ripe an old age as I would like – not just yet.

    UM: Don’t talk in circles – explain it to me.

    WHI: Like we explained Gerard to you? You paid attention to that for what? About a week? Then what? You forgot all about it? That’s what they are counting on you know? America will forget. Lose focus. Shrug it shoulders. Say whatever. And before they get back to paying attention again – too late. For all of us. I been sayin’ for a long time – few things in this world more stupid than the American voter. Poor dumb bastards.

    UM: I have some readers I think would prove you wrong on that.

    WHI: Sh-t. You think so? How many times I gotta tell you – this ain’t about your f-cking readers. This ain’t about you. This is…you know what this is. What it’s always been.

    UM: Say it. Tell me what this is about.

    WHI: (Long sigh) You know.

    UM: Fine – say it. I want them to know.

    WHI: Exactly. THEM. This has always been about letting them know – we got their number. They can’t hide everything. The information is getting out…they have threatened. They have fired. Hell…they’ve silenced some of us permanently. But the information is still getting out – and it’s driving them crazy. It’s making them sloppy. It’s giving us an advantage. The Old Man said it – this is a war we are fighting here. Call it us against them – good vs evil…whatever. Call it whatever. I don’t give a sh-t what you wanna call it – just as long as we win and they lose, because if they win – it’s like Obama said himself – the fundamental transformation of America. They gonna tell us what to think. What to eat. What to drink. What to read. What to watch. And if somebody don’t like that…then you’ll be on a list now won’t you. And an order will be given. And later, sitting up in some second floor study will be that skinny ass Manchurian piece of sh-t playing it over and over again.

    UM: What spooked you in Chicago?

    WHI: You don’t need to know that.

    UM: Did you tell –name deleted-?

    WHI: The Old Man knows – he told me to leave it alone. Told me to tell you. Ain’t worth it. Nothin’ will come of it – nobody willing to take that ball and run. So we would just be…it would leave us too exposed. If it wasn’t part of the Blago thing…it ain’t gonna see the light of day. Not now.

    UM: Chicago. Vegas…is that part of it?

    WHI: You been lookin’? Was that you?

    UM: Yes.

    WHI: Don’t. Leave it. I mean that. Not gonna have that on my hands. Leave it alone. And don’t make it part of this – leave it out.

    UM: No – this stays in.

    WHI: Why?

    UM: I have my own reasons.

    WHI: You wanna explain that?

    UM: As soon as you tell me what you’re backing away from in Chicago.

    WHI: I ain’t playing here – this is done now. Leave it.

    UM: It’s much bigger than Chicago…and I think it connects directly to the stimulus funds. They took what was being done back then and applied it at the federal level – so it ties directly to the administration, right? -Name deleted- has always said it was Solyndra that could bring down the administration – what Solyndra represented, right?

    And I think that’s what you came across inChicago– the dots connected. Big time.

    WHI: We’re done.

    UM: Jarrett. Michelle. The hospitals. Rezko. Labor unions. Auchi. 8th Ward. Fitzgerald. Daley. Cook—–

    WHI: (interrupts) Stop it – NOW. Leave. It. Alone. You’re a f-cking bug. An ant. You won’t be missed. Those readers of yours? They could give a sh-t. Here or not here. They could give a sh-t. Dancing with the F-cking Stars they care about. You – not so much. You understand that? This ain’t about you. It sure as hell ain’t about them. Grow up. Shut your mouth and print what I tell you to print. No less. No more. Do it like I say or I find someone else who will. God-mmit you are gonna get yourself hurt in a bad way, son.

    Don’t let your ego take over for good sense, right? If I tell you to leave it alone – you best believe I know what I’m sayin’ in that. We’ve gone over the body count. You ain’t even gonna make that list. That’s how insignificant you are. That’s why you get away with what you do. It’s the entire premise of plausible deniability we talked about on day f-cking one. So step down, shut up, and follow my lead. I can’t save you from stupid – and that’s what you got going in this.

    Stop playing detective and shut the f-ck up. I mean it…

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/06/04/white-house-insider-barack-obamas-high-tech-snuff-films/

  104. confloyd
    June 4th, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Well I can’t figure out the Bill Clinton comment?
    _____________

    The split screen video with Romney and Bill is at the top of this thread. It’s all good- no worries.
    _________

    “Mrs. Smith, have you guys heard anything about the Builderberg meeting???”
    ______________

    Yes, if true, it’s absolutely frightening.


    Published on Jun 2, 2012

    Complete Bilderberg Coverage:

    h.. //theintelhub.com/bilderberg-2012/

    An exclusive interview with a U.S. veteran who was arrested on Thursday May 31st, at the 2012 Bilderberg 2012 meetings. This veteran was apparently forcefully vaccinated and intimated by Fairfax County Police who were trying to scare protesters around the global power structure.

  105. How about Ed Rendell’s book??? What is that all about….I thought he was an Obama supporter after Hillary dropped out….
    —————————-
    He was a strong Hillary supporter. So strong in fact that Obama made it a point to visit him and threaten him sometime in the spring. He told him that he had better go lightly on criticizing him because it had already been decided by the powers that be that he and not Hillary would be the candidate. This was after the Texas primary and before the Pennsylvania primary if you want to know when that occurred. Hillary won the Pennsylvania primary by 10 points. But the elites of the party had decided that whites no longer mattered to the party and Pennsylvania had a large white working class demographic, as did the states that followed.

    I distinctly recall that Rendell was dumbstruck to hear that because he like millions of others was under the mistaken impression that the voters would decide who the candidate would be through the primary election process, and millions of people spent millions of dollars of hard earned money and devoted precious money to Hillary on the erroneous assumption. Clearly, it was yet another example of the voter fraud which the democratic party has since become famous for as we saw at the RBC meeting, the failure to prosecute 2000 complaints, and Holders actions as AG in the NBC case in Philadelphia, and his attack on voter id laws.

    If Romney is on the ball, he will use this line of attack a few days before the November vote. The subtext reads the democrat party does not believe in democracy, or the welfare of the American People. All they care about is power and serving the special interests who fund their campaigns.

  106. I do not buy that for a minute. Leo Gerard is not the kingmaker. I had some political dealings with that union when Becker was the president. They made alot of noise about having 750,000 members and fax machines but when the time came to deliver on a piece of legislation I had written where there was a commonality of interests they pulled back. Today they have about half that number of members. The big cahonas on the democrat side would be trumpka as head of the AFL-CIO (who is not that bright) and the public union officials. Andy Stern was their best thinker and he is gone. He was probably the best they had politically, and categorically the worst in serving his members some of whom make little more than minimum wage.

  107. Andy was head of the rag tag army of SEIU. I always suspected Andy was dirty–not mafia linked but corrupt in how he used union money. They are a much larger gotv force than the Steelworkers. In some places the Steelworkers are very bad to deal with, as for example at our national nuclear sites like Twin Falls, Hanford, Oak Ridge, Livermore, Los Alamos. Much of that work is being pulled into Idaho, and they are a problem.

  108. Shadowfax
    June 4th, 2012 at 3:26 pm
    ————

    It’s obvious to me that I have missed some of the Ulsterman reports. Who is the old man that is referred to in your link?

  109. h.. //theintelhub.com/bilderberg-2012/
    An exclusive interview with a U.S. veteran who was arrested on Thursday May 31st, at the 2012 Bilderberg 2012 meetings. This veteran was apparently forcefully vaccinated

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

    “Vaccinated”?!?

  110. Moe Lane’s comment on the devil wore prada ad posted by Admin above. It illustrates how stupid the Obama campaign is. The problem with being so elitist, is that you have not an inkling of how the rest of us live, and more importantly how this kind of an ad will be perceived by the great unwashed. Normally Obama would not worry about that whereas now it would be prudent to do so because they do vote.
    ————————————— Here is Moe:

    You know how people would joke that it was going to be incredibly easy for the RNC to do campaign ads this election season, because they’d write themselves? That in fact the GOP would just have to show Obama and the Democrats being… Obama and the Democrats? That we might not even have to do more than cut and paste?

    Yeah. As God is my witness, we were JOKING about that last part. We didn’t think that our opponents were going to be that dumb.

    For those without video access: it’s essentially a rebroadcast of Anna “This Was The Devil Who Was Wearing The Prada” Wintour’s Friday campaign ad* urging people to participate in a ritzy shmooze-with-celebrities fundraising dinner (you could meet Sarah Jessica Parker!), coupled with the RNC‘s helpful annotations of how unemployment for women, Latinos, and African-Americans has increased under President Obama’s, and I use the term loosely, leadership. I especially enjoyed the nice touch by the RNC where they had the “Actual Obama Campaign Video” disclaimer prominently displayed throughout; otherwise people WOULD have thought that the GOP was making it all up.

    Jim Geraghty has more, including some very unkind – and yet, hysterical – commentary by Juan Williams on just how tin-eared this was by the Obama campaign. Other than that, not much else to say… unless mocking laughter counts as speech. Which presumably it does.

    Moe Lane (crosspost)

  111. I now wonder how one can be socially liberal and fiscally conservative at the same time.

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

    See Bill and Hillary Clinton. Pro gay, contraception, abortion, religious freedom, etc. Balanced the budget, paid down the national debt.

    Dunno how they stood on drugs etc, but the less money the government spends on war on drugs, persecution of gays, etc — the easier to balance the budget. Hillary wanted us to withdraw from Iraq asap in 2008 — that would have saved money too.

  112. Thus far, the Obama campaign strategy can be summed up in the words of his spiritual father Uncle Joe (Stalin):

    We have a man and a problem.

    No man- no problem.

    Joe had a nack for simplifying things. But the Bain attack did not eliminate the man or the problem.

    Back to the drawing board.

  113. the RNC‘s helpful annotations of how unemployment for women, Latinos, and African-Americans has increased under President Obama’s, and I use the term loosely, leadership.

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

    Recently I posted actual figures showing that unemployment for women had come from cutting back in state and local government employees — cuts made by Republican legislatures.

  114. Let me know what you think of this, I don’t know this guy.
    ———————
    I do not know him personally. The strength of the party lies with the public unions. The steelworkers are more private union. Andy Stern was the guy. I would think Anna Berger would be in the middle of this. As you may recall, several years ago, the Teamsters and SEIU pulled out of the AFL-CIO and formed their own umbrella group. They picked her to be their spokesman. I suspect what happened is when Stern left, this guy made a move. But he is from a different union group, and I have my doubts about that union anyway as a political force in the hinterland. I will tell you who is very strong is AFSME. When I was working with the Hillary campaign they had a campaign office a couple blocks away and went over to meet with their lead man. They were running a call center for Hillary. It was the best call center operation I have ever seen–and I have worked for companies which had them so I know whereof I speak on that subject anyway.

  115. BASIL99
    June 4th, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    confloyd,

    Welcome back. Please don’t support BO!
    ———————
    I second the motion. I know he is our first black president–or rather half black, and is committed to the welfare of this nation–except for white devils, and rejects the baubles that come with power–like the mansion Rezko bought for him. Still I must appeal to your better angels to not take the bait offered by Louis Farrakan, Dirty Al Sharpton, Racist Jim Clyburn, and senile Betty White.

  116. Oh boy- Looks like Leo Gerard has won himself a promotion. He’s gone International and most likely entwined with the Soros/Rothchild/Rockefeller connection because their intent is to ultimately control the labor force.

    I have an update about him from last December..

    Leo Gerard

  117. Oh boy- Looks like Leo Gerard has won himself a promotion. He’s gone International and most likely entwined with the Soros/Rothchild/Rockefeller connection because their intent is to ultimately control the labor force.

    I have an update about him from last December..

    Leo Gerard

  118. Mrs. S,

    I just saw the link you posted yesterday about the appeals court upholding the U.S. Gov’t subsidizing $153 million to support Sharia Law through its AIG bailout.

    “A federal appeals court says a Marine can’t challenge a U.S. government subsidy for a program that promotes Shariah, that radical Islamic law that includes chopping off hands for theft and beheading for leaving Islam.

    They explained that the federal TARP funds given to AIG were exempt from such challenges because the authorizing legislation didn’t consider giving money to aid religious outreaches such as AIG’s Shariah programs, and that the money was directed there by “executive” decisions.

    Thus, the taxpayer lacked “standing” even to complain about the issue.”

    This is unbelievable. So the U.S. taxpayer has “no standing” because the money was” directed by executive” decisions?

    WTF?

    Which executive? Whose decisions?

    We HAVE to get rid of the POS. He is a Muslim sympathizer if not actually a Muslim. And according to the text of MO’s thesis, they are both pro-black, anti-white BLT’s. As she stated, her first goal as to improve the lot of blacks and the POS share her vision. Just imagine what’s in BO’s thesis.

    We are so screwed if the POS steals the vote.

    I also read elsewhere that the EPA is defending its use of drones to survey farms and ranches saying that is an EPA right.

    BS! Drone use is the purview of the military, not the EPA.

    I do not post most of what I see on other blogs but if you check Weaselzippers you will find the latest example of Islamic atrocities – a man who converted to Christianity beheaded by barbarians.

    This is sickening.

  119. The Queens Jubilee concert has been fabulous to watch, still going, Elton is on at the moment.

  120. a program that promotes Shariah [….]
    They explained that the federal TARP funds given to AIG were exempt from such challenges because the authorizing legislation didn’t consider giving money to aid religious outreaches such as AIG’s Shariah programs

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

    “promotes Shariah”?? … “religious outreaches”??

    Better fact-check this. The account I saw said that some AIG companies offered SHaria-compliant policies — just as some companies offer Catholic-compliant policies.

    And the judge belittled the suit on grounds of ‘de minimus’ — ie the amount of bailout that might actually get to such comanies was a neglible portion of the whole.

  121. CAIR Executive Director: Jews Have “Incurred The Wrath of Allah”…

    The Council of American Islamic Relations [CAIR] may tout itself as an “organization that challenges stereotypes of Islam and Muslims,” and as group that was formed “to challenge anti-Muslim discrimination nationwide.” But in fighting the good fight against hate, at least one of its regional leaders demonizes Jews as the source of Muslims’ problems.

    “Who are those who incurred the wrath of Allah?” CAIR-Michigan Executive Director Dawud Walid asked in a May 25 sermon at the Islamic Organization of North America mosque in Warren, Mich. “They are the Jews, they are the Jews,” he answered himself in Arabic.

  122. Taliban Attack Another Girls’ School With Poison, 97 Students Sent To The Hospital, 7 In Critical Condition…

    (RAWA) — At least 97 students of the Bashirabad girls’ high school in the northern province of Takhar were poisoned on Saturday, officials said.

    Seven schoolgirls are in critical condition while the rest were discharged from hospital after treatment, Public Health Director Habibullah Rostaqi told Pajhwok Afghan News.

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/06/03/taliban-attack-another-girls-school-with-poison-97-students-sent-to-hospital-7-in-critical-condition/

  123. WTF?

    Which executive? Whose decisions?
    _____________

    All the bloody czars- the veiling off of Congress. The Shadow Government operating ad hoc under the EPA and Homeland Security departments.

  124. A poor player who struts and frets his hour on the stage–promoting a Kensyian tale told by an idiot which has been proven wrong with our tax dollars, Professor Paul Krugman, who like Obama in the sense that both of them diminish the value and importance of a Noble Prize. Paul for you it is like that line in the stage play Don Quixote who asks are you priest or pawnbroker?

  125. Gerard has a good press agent. If the has been tapped then it is for other reasons. Besides which–the steelworkers are not internationalist. They are keen on protecting US manufacturing, and the minute he stops doing that the members will throw him out. In fact, that was the major theme of our legislation and their initial interest in it. Of course that was 14 years ago, so things may have changed. I will get a hold of a friend of mine who negotiates with that union at a high level and see what he has to say. This may take a few days however.

  126. “We HAVE to get rid of the POS. He is a Muslim sympathizer if not actually a Muslim.”
    ______

    Yes, a cloacal kiss- then kick him to the curb..
    ___________

    “Don Quixote who asks are you priest or pawnbroker?”

    Nice turn of phrase…

  127. moononpluto
    June 4th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Yesterday was amazing. My mom is from England and I have visited there several times. The sheer patriotic joy on the faces of those cheering Lizzie on brought a tear to my eye. Six decades of service and the old girl is still going strong. I love that woman.

  128. “If the has been tapped then it is for other reasons.”
    __________

    Probably sold his soul to the devil and in the end, if he refuses to perform… deep sixed- The money, the title and the power might have been attractive
    but he will never be elevated to their status- he’s as disposable as a soiled kleenex..

  129. Rendell still off the reservation. Wonder if the DNC has a woodshed big enough for Big Ed?

    ‘Former Democratic National Committee chair and Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell slammed his present counterpart, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and liberal political commentators, on Philadelphia radio on Monday. Rendell told host Chris Stigall that they lose their credibility when they question former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s credentials to be president. […]’

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/06/04/former-dnc-chief-penn-gov-ed-rendell-hits-debbie-wasserman-schultz-for-unreasonable-criticism-of-romney/

  130. I confess I never did follow the Leo Gerard story. Couldn’t get a handle on it.

    Same thing with today’s UM report. All very vague, jumping around and jittery.

  131. Looks like the posters over at UM are trying to figure out Insiders post too:

    Tidbits from different posters…

    Vegas???

    I’m suspecting it has something to do with the casino workers’ unions. I know there were shenanigans going on with the primary voting in the past.

    The pokers are the ones who muscled Hillary out of Vegas during the democrat primary… come on.. we all know that…

    “Jarrett. Michelle. The hospitals. Rezko. Labor unions. Auchi. 8th Ward. Fitzgerald. Daley. Cook—–”

    Cook County

    Auchi is a British Iraqi-born billionaire – Nadhmi Auchi

    He’s connected to Rezko.
    Former broker for Saddam Hussein

    I found a connection between Obama and a Nadhim Auchi. He is Iranian and linked to Rezko and Jarrett. This has got to be tied in with what WHI was telling UM to back off from.

    http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/03/obamas_iraqi_oil_for_food_conn.html

    ….they are following the breadcrumbs over there, and I can’t post more with links because it will toss me in moderation..

  132. In brief, what I got from the latest UM is that BO is trigger-happy and loves blowing people up from the safety of the WH. And his obsession with the drone strikes is crossing the line, making others cringe at the POS’s disconnect between playing a video game with pretend deaths and actually launching deadly drone strikes with – what was that Iraq War phrase – lots of collateral damage eg. flesh and blood people.

    “The drones are all part of this…the big big picture here…what she’s concerned over is that her boy…the president…he’s gotta get it under control…his obsession with using them like he has. The weekly meetings, the kill list…I mean c’mon now…he’s got his own personal kill list. The guy who campaigned against Bush era interrogations…Obama don’t interrogate. He picks a name off a list…some of these people have been U.S. citizens…he picks that name off a list and orders the kill. Then he gets the video confirmation of the kill…and he watches it. Over and over and over again.

    (Pause)

    Jarrett knows she has got to tap that down. That kind of display…it’s repulsive to people. And it’s freaking them out.”

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/06/04/white-house-insider-barack-obamas-high-tech-snuff-films/#comments

  133. BASIL99

    That article left me dazed and confused.
    —–
    Yes Basil, the drones and Barry’s obsession with them is what the beginning of the story is about, how Jarrett is worried her boys obsession is making others in the WH talk about it to people outside their little circle. Jarrett isn’t against domestic drones, more their ‘inside world’ is getting leaked outside their circle.

    The rest is Insider and UM letting out info, and that info is what UM bloggers are researching. Connections between these people, big money, unions, deaths…the whole enchilada is starting to get exposed.

    Maybe, just maybe this is part of the exposure that we are starting to see come out as Barry and his paid media unravels????

  134. I agree with this comment by Theseus linking the green energy scam to BO backed groups and the following comment which points out that a major reason for Spains’ meltdown (25% unemployment) was over-investment in unproven, excessively priced green energy.

    SoLYNdra is part of the key to solving the puzzle and throwing the bare-a##ed emperor into the gutter. IMHO.

    “The Joyce Foundation funds environmental groups like Clean Wisconsin and others. Clean Wisconsin killed a $600mm coal plant in Wisconsin. It almost killed the $1.5B Oak Creek facility. The Foundations have money and lawyers.

    These foundations do get people fired. I don’t know about the rest. I am an energy professional, done things all over the world. Opened my mouth at the wrong time. My position was eliminated.

    Solyndra is the key. Renewable energy is a scam. There is no “there” there. Renewable energy weakens the industrial base of the country. Plus there are no green jobs. It’s a myth. You can’t build a tank with a wind farm.

    This country was built on inexpensive and reliable energy. Take it away the industrial base crumbles. Jobs will disappear. Unemployed people can herded; just like Gerad and company want. It is about control. Energy is the lynchpin to the strategy of undermining the country.

    Renewable energy has destroyed the independent power industry in the country. The natural gas revolution will save it and this country. Inexpensive natural gas will reinvigorate the industrial base in this country, if it is allowed to dos so. A second Obama administration will stop this. Focus on Solyndra and why it was funded and who is behind it.”

  135. Here’s some sane infrmation on the ‘sharia-compliant’ insurance issue.

    http://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca6/11-1063/11-1063-2012-06-01.html
    Before the 2008 financial crisis, six AIG subsidiaries sold Sharia-compliant financing products. Sharia refers to Islamic law; an SCF product uses a portion of product reserves to fulfill the Islamic duty of charitable giving and does not invest premiums in industries dealing with pork, alcohol, interest, gambling, or pornography.

  136. More from UM’s bloggers:

    BluesBrothers
    June 4, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    You would do well to check out the name John Stroger. Had his start in the 8th Ward. His son later took that position. John Stroger ruled Cook County politics for many years. Focused on the hospital system that involved Jarrett and Michelle Obama and Orlando Jones who was found dead about a year before Barack Obama becomes president. Stroger dies a couple weeks after Barack Obama becomes president.
    Reply

    BluesBrothers
    June 4, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Some of you might want to investigate who the police found at Orlando Jones house shortly after his suicide was discovered. Get ready to be rattled.

  137. ‘Some of you might want to investigate who the police found at Orlando Jones house.’

    Well. who is it? And who is Orlando Jones?

  138. Here’s more on why the ‘AIG sharia’ case was thrown out on its merits by the lower court (and on what ‘sharia-compliant insurance policies’ really means):

    http://americanindependent.com/165644/court-ends-michigan-challenge-to-aig-bailout-based-on-sharia
    An AIG subsidiary markets “Takaful” insurance to Muslims around the world. Takaful policies contain restrictions on how the money paid to the company can be invested, forbidding investment in products and companies that Muslims would view as immoral or contrary to the commands of the Quran. Insurance companies and investment funds offer similar products for Christians as well.[….]
    You can read the full ruling here. This outcome is not terribly surprising. As we reported when the suit was filed, most of the nation’s top experts in church/state law bluntly called lawsuit frivolous after reading the complaint, which was mostly filled with anti-Muslim invective rather than serious legal argument. [ links at the site ]

  139. Basil, they just posted this, might answer some questions…

    Rezko Files Reveal More Dirty Secrets
    According to new documents uncovered by the Sun-Times from the Tony Rezko corruption trial, Rezko had a difficult time following rules on the terms of his home confinement. One example involved the suicide death of Orlando Jones, a former top Cook County official, last September. The Sun-Times reports that FBI officials were stunned to discover Rezko at the Jones’ residence shortly after the suicide:

    “FBI agents responding to information regarding the suicide of Rezko’s associate Orlando Jones were surprised to find Rezko at the Jones home after Jones’ suicide. This was not Rezko’s only social call,” federal prosecutors wrote on Feb. 25, 2008. ” . . . it is a further indication that Rezko did not respect the strictures of home confinement.

    Rezko’s ties to Jones raise some interesting questions. According to a Sun-Times’ report at the time of Jones’ suicide, the FBI had questioned Jones, who had a business relationship with Rezko, about six-figure sums he earned from an investment firm which did business with Illinois’ pension systems:

    Besides the Las Vegas matter, Jones had been interviewed by federal authorities some time ago about a separate, government-related deal highlighted in a Sun-Times story in Thursday’s editions. That deal — which involved an annual fee paid to Jones by an investment firm that does business with a state government pension fund — had allowed Jones to be paid six-figure sums annually for a job he did in 2004.

    Authorities, Stephenson said, wanted to know if now-indicted Highland Park businessman Stuart Levine played any role in helping Jones land the deal.
    Levine has been indicted along with Wilmette businessman Tony Rezko in a kickback scheme to defraud Illinois taxpayers using fees like the one Jones got.

    Jones told the feds Levine played no role in Jones landing the fee, Stephenson said. He added that Jones was not asked about Rezko.

    Like Jones, Rezko is close to the Stroger family, and Rezko and Jones have been business partners, records show.

    The new documents reveal that Rezko once had an estimated net worth of $53 million. The documents say the government believes Rezko’s schemes beat victims out of more than $10 million. The documents also raise more questions about Rezko’s ties to Nadhmi Auchi, an Iraqi-born billionaire who now owns a stake in property Rezko owns in Chicago’s South Loop. Auchi reportedly loaned $3.5 million to Rezko a short time before Rezko helped out Obama with the purchase of his South Side mansion. Auchi was convicted of fraud in 2003 for taking illegal payments from a French oil company as part of the Oil For Food scandal. In 2004, while he was a candidate for th U.S. Senate. Sen. Barack Obama and his wife attended a reception at Rezko’s home in honor of Auchi. Questions have been raised about how Auchi was permitted to enter the U.S. given his past conviction in France. As was often repeated during the Watergate scandal, follow the money.

    http://advanceindiana.blogspot.com/2008/07/rezko-files-reveal-more-dirty-secrets.html

  140. Amazing how TDO always defends Sharia Law but never defends Christianity.

    I wonder why.

    It’s OK for Sharia Law to impose FGM (female Genital Mutilation), ban women from education, permit girls to be married as young as 9, require male approval and control over every aspect of a woman’s life, INCLUDING pregnancy, abortion, etc but it’s not ok for Catholic Institutions to limit payment for abortion, which is contrary to their belief system.

    I am neither a Catholic or a Christian but I am an American and I find it outrageous that TDO consistently supports Islamic Law over American Law, much of which is based on Christianity.

    I wonder why.

  141. Same thing with today’s UM report. All very vague, jumping around and jittery.
    —————————–
    Yes. I may all be true. But there is never any sense of closure. It is like a bad headache that will not go away. It saps my vitality–what is left of it. You read and you wonder should it be fight or flight. If it is fight show me the real enemy so I can attack him. If it is flight I do not know which is a safe direction. It is like the security warnings grey yellow blue oh my got it is green. It is worse than the multiple belts in some schools of karate. Lets make it simple white green brown black–or whatever the fuck it is. Now I am getting confused. But my confusion is as nothing compared to what I am seeing in the fall of the house of Obama.

  142. Shadowfax,

    Yes, thanks. I just googled him. All that seems so long ago. now. Rezko, Auchi, Blago – all covered up.

    One can only hope the law of averages will catch up with the POS and his cow and they will be “outed” before November 2012.

    I wonder. Latest is that the DOJ is going to “monitor” the Wisconsin recall elections. For what? To cook the books against Walker?

  143. If UM is right why is Holder still around? That is one example. Early on I was telling people he will be stepping down soon based on Insiders surefire predictions. On the other hand, by keeping them vague, he can always argue that is not what I meant. Let me simply say, I would like to believe he is deep throat and is undermining Obama, but events are doing that.

  144. If UM is right why is Holder still around?

    —–

    What’s happening with Issa the Fast and Furious case???

    —–

    Seems like folks that say they are helping from the inside don’t want to die in exposing the truth, if they show their cards they will be outed???

    If this is true, I don’t blame them for doing it under cover.

  145. To cook the books against Walker?

    —-
    These are the kings of political cheating, they would love to have their grubby hands on the votes.

  146. ‘Former Democratic National Committee chair and Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell slammed his present counterpart, Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and liberal political commentators, on Philadelphia radio on Monday. Rendell told host Chris Stigall that they lose their credibility when they question former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s credentials to be president. […]‘
    —————–
    It is elementary my dear Watson. Ed wants democrats to win elections and in order to do that you must have that little something called credibility. Credibility as Aristotle gave it to us, i.e. ethos, pathos, logos. And ethos–which means personal credibility because if you aint got that nobody will listen to the rest of it. He knows Debbie Downer is crazy as a march hare, and whenever she babbles out her nonsense, discerning people look at each other and ask themselves is this the best we can do? With Pelosi still in power, and running her mouth, the answer would appear to be yes. But Ed realizes that a man’s reach must exceed his grasp or what’s a heaven for. He is a great American if he would just keep his zipper up.

  147. In reply to Basil’s quote of someone saying you can’t run a tank on a wind farm. Links are at the site.


    http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/war_stories/2012/05/navy_biofuel_program_why_the_house_armed_services_committee_was_shortsighted_to_ban_it_.html
    The Defense Department has stepped up alternative-energy projects in the past few years, and not for the sake of trendiness. The Army and Marines have been setting up solar panels in Afghanistan, because the convoys of trucks bringing in oil—mainly to fuel the military’s own operations—cost a tremendous amount to maintain and secure, not just in money but in lives. (In 2007, insurgent attacks on fuel convoys were responsible for one-third of U.S. casualties—a bit of data that prompted the alt-fuels program.)
    [….]
    Almost all new technologies cost more than existing ones at first. The cost drops—sometimes drastically, sometimes below the cost of the old technology—only after they develop, after there’s demand for the product; and in some cases the demand in early stages comes only from very large enterprises, in most cases an enterprise as large as a government.

  148. TDO clearly has no concept of the Islamic beliefs on contraception.

    Here’s what you should know about the Islamic view on abortion.

    In General, Abortion is Forbidden

    In general, most forms of contraception and birth control are forbidden.

    Temporary Birth Control
    These include the Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill, aka “The Pill,” patches, and other drugs that temporarily prevent birth.

    In Islam, these methods are usually prohibited

    It is not permissible for women to have a hysterectomy for any reason except where getting pregnant may endanger her life.

    And yet TDO is constantly arguing in favor of Sharia.

    :facepalm:
    http://islamiclearningmaterials.com/islam-abortion

  149. He is a great American if he would just keep his zipper up.

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

    Like Bill Clinton? As some President said of some general, “Find out what brand he uses and I’ll send a dozen to all my generals.”

  150. Latest AC ad. Fear hope changed.


    My ongoing gripe about these ads is that while they get to the point after 20 seconds or so I don’t think it’s helpful to run BO the preacher speaking, unchallenged, in his big boy I-am-the-savior voice before clobbering the viewer with the FAQS about his campaign.

  151. Shadowfax:

    Maybe, just maybe this is part of the exposure that we are starting to see come out as Barry and his paid media unravels????
    ___________

    Obama is observing the Drone kills for accuracy. The Drones may be targeting names on a list of leaders involved in a subversive underground operation thwarting the Taliban and al Quaida.. or a newly formed group taking over where al Quaida left off…

    I’m going to safely speculate, the Drones will be used for targeting any future uprisings or protests by US Citizens or Militias fighting to take their country back from the claws of a maniacal Obama should be be re-elected.

    Valjar’s only fear is someone putting two and two together with the only logical conclusion; Obama’s
    interest in ‘Drone Kills’ is for passing the accuracy of their targets along to the Muslim Brotherhood and Iran.

    I believe they intend using them to hit Israel and the US at the same time, immobilizing the US, turning US into a state of chaos, paralyzing our ability to help Israel.

  152. To cook the books against Walker?

    —-
    These are the kings of political cheating, they would love to have their grubby hands on the votes.
    —–
    At the tactical level it is simple. At the strategic level it is not. Should we play our hand now, or later? If we cheat now, our tactics will be revealed and we may play an even heavier price for it in November. But, that said, if we do not play our hand now, Walker wins and our union allies may become dispirited and give us token support only in November. No wonder messiah is hiding under a rock on this one, in a state of semi divine remove, contemplating the meaning of the universe and what Buddhists call the great empty. Oh the burdens of being what was it the New York Times called him last week–a student of St. Augustine and Thomas Aquinas.

  153. A reminder of the POS’s own words about coal power energy. Are you listening, PA and WVa?

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    Oklahoma Republican Sen. James Inhofe plans to highlight a little-known speech by an EPA regional administrator who admitted on video that the Obama’s administration’s air regulations will kill the coal industry.

    “Lisa Jackson has put forth a very powerful message to the country. Just two days ago, the decision on greenhouse gas performance standard and saying basically gas plants are the performance standard which means if you want to build a coal plant you got a big problem. That was a huge decision,” Region 1 EPA Administrator Curtis “Curt” Spalding says, in footage filmed at Yale University.

    “You can’t imagine how tough that was,” Spalding continued. “Because you got to remember if you go to West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and all those places, you have coal communities who depend on coal. And to say that we just think those communities should just go away, we can’t do that. But she had to do what the law and policy suggested. And it’s painful. It’s painful every step of the way.”

    Watch here:

    “… then candidate Obama in 2008. In which he explained that under his cap and trade system coal would suffer.

    “[I]f somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can,” the president said while campaigning. “It’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted. That will also generate billions of dollars that we can invest in solar, wind, biodiesel, and other alternative energy approaches.”

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/04/region-1-epa-administrator-obama-coal-rules-painful-every-step-of-the-way/

  154. 😳

    Cut and paste error.

    A reminder of the POS’s own words about coal power energy. Are you listening, PA and W Va?

    “… then candidate Obama in 2008. In which he explained that under his cap and trade system coal would suffer.

    “[I]f somebody wants to build a coal-powered plant, they can,” the president said while campaigning. “It’s just that it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum for all that greenhouse gas that’s being emitted. That will also generate billions of dollars that we can invest in solar, wind, biodiesel, and other alternative energy approaches.”

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/04/region-1-epa-administrator-obama-coal-rules-painful-every-step-of-the-way/

  155. Like Bill Clinton? As some President said of some general, “Find out what brand he uses and I’ll send a dozen to all my generals.”
    ————————–
    Grant was a successful general, BUT he was not a successful president. He would walk across the street to the old Willard Hotel and meet with special interests like the railroads etc. from whence cometh the term lobbyists. And his political supporters bought him an around the world trip to get him out of Washington for the duration of his presidency. Ed is married to a judge on the Court of Appeals for the third circuit.

  156. I have written letters to Ed and I can tell you for a fact that he is held in high esteem by both parties in the State of Pennsylvania. I would support him and campaign for him, that is how much I respect him. But you have to be careful with barflies like Axelrod floating around because that is the kind of stuff he deals in.

  157. wbboei,

    Question. Doesn’t BO’s comment (7:53) constitute harassment and imply blackmail?

    “… it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum.”

    I mean, fer chrissakes, isn’t that the epitome of a shakedown? Uttered in public? Wouldn’t the energy suppliers adversely affected by this POS’s policy have a claim of some sort – of unfair treatment? Something?

  158. The Justice Department will be monitoring polling activities in Milwaukee during the recall election of Republican Governor Scott Walker on Tuesday. According to a DOJ press release:
    ———————
    In that case, there will need to be conservative watch dog groups present to MONITOR THE DOJ. The public has no confidence in the DOJ under Eric Holder. He has politicized the office in every possible respect, attacked voter id laws which protect the legitimacy of the process, and undermined voting laws. If we get a counter-intuitive result tomorrow in Wisconsin then the DOJ may find itself the subject of intense Congressional inquiry. If he thinks his presence will be perceived by the American People as a safeguard he is wrong.

  159. The presence of the Eric Holder Justice Department in Wisconsin is a direct threat to Democracy and a clean voting process. We have seen too much to believe otherwise. Those people need to be watched, and challenged when they try to pull a fast one.

  160. Remember one thing: this is the same voting rights unit of the Justice Department who maintain that the provisions of the voting rights act which prohibit fraud and intimidation do not apply to white people. That was the lesson in the Philadelphia case, and it was the sworn testimony of two prominent civil rights lawyers, one of whom fought to have that act established in the first place, and was privy to its intent: Bartels Bull and Christain Adams. And, Bull was chairman of the Dukakis campaign. In other words he was a prominent Democrat who condemned the actions of the Justice Department that now presumes to preside over the Wisconsin vote?

  161. Basil, thank you for the link to this site. It appears to be a legitimate Muslim site, and also provides an example of a ‘nuanced’ position. (A few days ago someone was asking the meaning of ‘nuanced’.)

    Your quotes are from a different page at the islamiclearningmaterials.com site.


    http://islamiclearningmaterials.com/islam-abortion/
    But what about the Muslim point of view? What does Islam say about abortion?

    Fortunately, Muslims have centuries of scholarship to guide us through this thorny subject. Hence we need not resort to knee jerk “fatwas” or assume Islam has a specific ruling on this subject.

    Here’s what you should know about the Islamic view on abortion.

    In General, Abortion is Forbidden

    For most instances, Islam forbids abortion. For instance, if a woman becomes pregnant due to committing fornication or adultery, she cannot abort her child simply to avoid shame or hide her sin.

    Likewise, if a man impregnates a women, whether she is his wife or not, he cannot force her to get an abortion, regardless of his reason for doing so. He cannot request her to abort her child to save face or because he fears he may not be able to take care of the child.

    [….]

    But There Are Exceptions

    However, there are exceptions to this general rule. Islam is a comprehensive faith that satisfies all of our needs. And whether we like it or not, or want to admit it or not, there are times when an abortion may be necessary. But even these exceptions have very strict limitations.
    If the child has serious deformities, some scholars say the pregnancy can be terminated. However, this must be done before the soul is breathed into the child, that is within the first 120 days, or four months.
    In cases of rape or incest, most scholars agree that a woman can end her pregnancy. If a woman is victimized in such a manner, the abortion should be done within the first forty days. (It should be noted that she does also have the right to carry the child to term, if she wants.) Once again, after 120 days, it is not permissible to abort the child.
    If the mother’s life will be put in danger by giving birth, the fetus can be aborted. This is the only case where the fetus can be aborted even after four months.

    Ending a pregnancy is a tremendous decision for the mother. Whatever a woman’s reason for considering an abortion, it should be done so with deliberation and care. Fortunately, we have wisdom and scholarship to guide us to making the correct decisions.

  162. From the actual page on contraception, here is something you left out: a policy more liberal than the Catholics’.


    http://islamiclearningmaterials.com/islam-birth-control/

    Physical Contraception

    Physical methods of birth control are those that do not alter the body in any way and simply prevent the sperm from meeting the egg. These include methods like condoms, diaphragms, and coitus interrupts (withdrawal).

    There is a hadith related by Jaabir that says:

    We used to engage in coitus interruptus at the time of the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). News of that reached the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), and he did not forbid us to do that.

    Related by Bukhari and Muslim

    “Coitus Interruptus” is when the man withdraws from the woman before ejaculation. From the above hadith, we can see that our Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) did not forbid this practice, hence it is permissible. Since condoms and diaphragms essentially perform the same function, they are both allowed also.

  163. Catholics don’t perform female genital mutilation, one of the most barbaric and painful procedures Sharia compliant women undergo.

    Catholic women do not marry at age 9.

    Catholic women are allowed to go to school, wear what they please and determine their own futures.

    I can’t believe you find any comparison between Sharia and Catholicism except for admiration for the latter and disgust at the former.

    Women are slaves in Islamic countries. I see you have still not educated yourself about that inconvenient fact. I suppose it’s so you can just keep blindly spewing lies, distortions and disrespect about Christianity.

    Why?

    Lucky you. You live in a Christian based nation which allows free speech. Make some of the comments you think are in favor of Islam in other places and let’s see how long you maintain the superiority of Sharia.

    In fact, I don’t understand why you just don’t go and submit yourself to Mohammed.

  164. I like Howie Carr. I have only one thing against him. He helped send a friend of mine who was on his way to the highest Teamster office to federal prison. But Howie calls it as he sees it, which is more than I can say for most pundits. Put differently, he is to the corrupt Kennedy machine what John Kass is to the corrupt Daley machine–a teller of truth.

    Here he gives us a glimpse at the Boston Brahmans who have a genius for picking the wrong candidate, who then owes them everything. Notice his comment about “Hillary’s hens” who made life miserable for the sullen, morose, bad imitation of Bullwinkle J. Moose war hero throws his medals at the the wall of congress Kerry.

    This rings true. When I got to West Virginia I met an elderly Boston lawyer who told me the women in Boston were Hillary supporters and were furious with the way Hillary was treated and it could easily tear the party apart. Thus, it stands to reason that they would stick go after Kerry in the manner Howie suggests by forcing off the sail boat to campaign–something he refused to do in 2004–work.

    Though I am a stranger in this country and to the manner borne it is a customer more honored in the breach than in the observance–Hamlet, or in this case Bullwinkle J Moose–or if you perfer Mr. Heinz.

  165. Zero-percenter Liz Warren grabs 96%
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    The fix was in.

    I told you that Thursday. Deval wouldn’t have been so arrogant as to “speak for the people of the commonwealth” if he wasn’t pulling out all the stops. He hadn’t worked this hard since he was stonewalling the press when they were trying to get the cellphone records of his pajama-clad, 108-mph-driving lieutenant governor.

    Granny gets 95.7 percent of the vote — more than anyone else since the convention was brought back in 1982. The bosses called the shots. They twisted arms and knuckled hacks in a smoke-filled room where no smoking was allowed.

    It didn’t use to be this way. Say what you will about the comrades who attend these politburos, they’ll generally give any even semi-legitimate candidate a spot on the primary ballot.

    Look at John Kerry in 2008. In his own mind anyway, he was the real president who’d had the election stolen from him in 2004. But the moonbats still put a guy named O’Reilly on the ballot against him. He ruined Liveshot’s summer chasing him around the state. It was the revenge of Hillary’s hens for his endorsement of Barack Obama.

    Two years earlier, a Green named John Bonifaz wanted to run against Secretary of State Bill Galvin. He was a pal of Nader’s, the guy who cost the Democrats the 2000 election. But Galvin doesn’t fit with the moonbats. He’s a Boston Irish-Catholic — in other words, an American — so Bonifaz was waved through.

    But what the hell did Marisa DeFranco do wrong? She’s a woman, a lawyer who represents illegal aliens. Her bona fides were in order … at least until Deval started ladling out the Kool-Aid.

    The rationale, I guess, is that Kerry and Galvin didn’t have serious Republican opposition, and that this year the moonbats needed to clear the decks for the struggle against Scott Brown. He’s pretty evil, you know. He was born in Massachusetts, one strike against him, and he’s been in the military, strike two. He’s married — to a woman. Not a carpetbagger and not an Ivy Leaguer — how dare such an … American even attempt to run for office in Massachusetts?

    But wouldn’t a few more debates have helped Lieawatha? Consider just the past 48 hours. She claimed her parents had to “elope,” because of the anti-Indian prejudice against her mother. Then it turned out, on a Cherokee website, that her parents had been married just 14 miles from home, in their county seat, by the local Methodist Episcopal preacher, apparently at his church.

    Hardly what most people would consider an “elopement.”

    Then it turned out she was for flipping real estate and grabbing bottom-dollar foreclosed property before she was against it. On one flip in 1993, she turned a 383 percent profit in five months.

    Then there’s her telling a UMass group that her maternal grandmother had taken part in the Sooner land rush of 1889 and lived “to see her youngest grandchild — that’s me — graduate from college.” Interesting, because the grandma died in 1969, according to a death notice in The Oklahoman newspaper, and Warren didn’t graduate until 1970. Now she’s backpedaling, telling the Herald’s Hillary Chabot on Friday her grandma “lived to know I would graduate from college.” Minor stuff, perhaps, except in the context of the cascade of whoppers that have preceded it.

    Better luck next time Marisa. If only you hadn’t been from Massachusetts

  166. Whoever this clown really is he is freaked out about Jarrett and Holder. They will be gone, and when they are gone all their dirty secrets will come out. This business about planting big labors flag around the world is not the terror he makes it out to be. Perhaps he does not understand it. Blue digital which is funded by Soros and helped Obama in 2008 is supporting labor politicians in Brazil. He does not mention it but it happens to be true. But put yourself in the position of big labor for a moment. They are seeing union jobs going overseas to countries with slave wages. And they are seeing supply chain management which does the same thing. It is a natural evolution for them to build alliances with unions in other countries like the ZM in Mexico to raise their wages to the point that these jobs are not sucked out of the US on grounds of labor cost. However, most of these countries do not allow employees to form unions and engage in protected concerted activity. Therefore, they must support politicians in foreign countries who favor the establishment of such laws. It will take years to do that and this guy from the steelworkers may talk that talk but it is just talk.

  167. Psssssst,

    I have a secret, tomorrow is election day here in CA…I am not reminding any young obots to go vote tomorrow…while they go on thinking about summer vacation and clubbing at night…

    Maybe I am helping them sleep through the primary. 😉

  168. I spoke with a friend of mine who is a top notch eye surgeon about the state of our health care system. He told me how broken the current system is. He mentioned the lack of coverage for indigents. He said we fail to provide high blood pressure pills to poor people at $10 per month, and then they have a massive stroke at end up at Harborview Hospital with a $100,000 medical bill. He had just completed a day of operations, stopped to have dinner at the subway shop in the hospital and is going back to his office to work on paperwork for the next three hours. He said that 30% of each health care dollar is spent on bureaucracy and 30% of total costs of medical care are spent in the last six months of life. I asked him what the answer was and he said single payer. I told him I agreed and mentioned that I had campaigned for Hillary who championed that concept. He seemed pleased, but doubted it will ever happen now.

  169. Shadowfax
    June 4th, 2012 at 11:01 pm
    Psssssst,
    I have a secret, tomorrow is election day here in CA…

    ——————

    I already mailed my ballot. Wrote in Hillary’s name instead of the Loser.

  170. A deadly attack by the assassins at Daily Kos takes down another victim–THEM. But forgive them if you can. They are children, or adults who are arrested cases of mental development. We cannot in good conscience throw them in with the general prison population. . . ah. . . er . . . on second thought why not. Kossaks need love and attention too ya know.

    http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/67978/how-low-they-go/

  171. “He said that 30% of each health care dollar is spent on bureaucracy and 30% of total costs of medical care are spent in the last six months of life. I asked him what the answer was and he said single payer. I told him I agreed and mentioned that I had campaigned for Hillary who championed that concept. He seemed pleased, but doubted it will ever happen now.”
    ********
    A recent analysis of Medicare expenditure showed that 76% of spending goes to people with 5 or more chronic conditions ie. kidney failure, chronic lung disease, diabetes, etc. This cohort make up, IIRC, ~15% of the medicare population.

    ” I asked him what the answer was and he said single payer.”

    That’s is where we should be headed and it would have and will be difficult to do. The major effect of Obamacare and perhaps why the health industry gave $150 million to get it passed, was/is to discredit the Federal govt as the entity to get health care reform done. Obamacare also will prematurely kill employment based health insurance.

  172. Tony Stark

    Was there a line on the Dem ballot to write in Hillary, or just a box to check off the Fraud?

    They say they will not count a write in, but do they count an unchecked box?

  173. There was a line to write in a candidate. Even if they don’t count my vote for Hillary, no way am I voting for that MF in the WH.

  174. Bill Clinton in Wisconsin:

    If you believe in an economy of shared prosperity when times are good, and shared sacrifice when they’re not, then you don’t want to break the unions. You want them at the negotiating table. And you trust them to know that arithmetic rules. Show up for Tom Barrett on Tuesday! If you want Wisconsin once again to be seen by all of America as a place of diversity, of difference of opinion, of vigorous debate, where in the end people’s objectives are to come to an agreement that will take us all forward together, youhave to show up for Tom Barrett on Tuesday!…
    I can just hear it now, on Wednesday. All those people that poured all this money into Wisconsin, if you don’t show up and vote, will say, `see, we got them now. We’re finally going to break every union in America. We’re gonna break every government in America. We’re gonna stop worrying about the middle class. We don’t give a riff whether poor people get to work their way into it. We got our way now. We got it all. Divide and conquer works.’
    You tell them no. You tell them, Wisconsin has never been about that, never will be about that — by electing Tom Barrett governor!

  175. By Stephen DinanJune 3, 2012, 03:20PM

    STEPHEN DINAN’S

    Axelrod: Romney’s picking Rubio would ‘insult’ Hispanics
    Drudge

    President Obama’s top political strategist told Univision television that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would be making an “insult” to Hispanics if he picked Sen. Marco Rubio as his running mate in order to try to boost his showing with Hispanics.

    In an interview that aired Sunday on “Al Punto,” the Spanish-language network’s political talk show, Mr. Axelrod said picking Mr. Rubio, a Florida Republican, doesn’t make up for Mr. Romney’s stances that are important to Hispanic voters.

    “I think it would be an insult to the Hispanic community to choose Senator Rubio if the thinks that that is somehow — if Governor Romney thinks that’s sort of a get-out-of-jail-free card for all of the things and the positions that he’s taken,” Mr. Axelrod said.

    Mr. Rubio, considered a rising star in Republican circles, is Cuban-American and has become a major voice for the GOP’s efforts to win over Hispanic voters and to project an inclusive image to the country as a whole.

    But selecting him as a running mate won’t make a major difference to voters, according to polls showing that when voters are asked about a Romney-Rubio ticket, it doesn’t boost Mr. Romney’s standing much compared with polls that ask about the former Massachusetts governor alone.

    Univision host Jorge Ramos asked Mr. Axelrod if Mr. Obama will have a problem with Hispanic voters since the president broke a promise — made to Mr. Ramos in particular — to produce an immigration bill his first year in office.

    But Mr. Axelrod said the election is a comparison, and said that when Hispanic voters compare Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney on immigration, they will continue to support the president.

  176. wbboei
    June 4th, 2012 at 9:44 pm
    Zero-percenter Liz Warren grabs 96%

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

    If stories a person heard from their own family are going to count as ‘lies’ — then maybe we’d better look at those stories about the Romneys marching with Martin Luther King Jr (as well as Hillary being named for Sir Edmund Hillary).

  177. STEPHEN DINAN’S

    Axelrod: Romney’s picking Rubio would ‘insult’ Hispanics
    Drudge
    —————–
    I was wondering who this guy is. So I looked it up. He is a ‘truther’–believes 9/11 was an inside job. He is a stanford graduate–harvard of the west they call themselves. He blogs for HuffPo. And yet, he is listed with Washington times. Will the real Norman Orstein please stand up.

  178. Tony Stark
    June 5th, 2012 at 1:51 am
    There was a line to write in a candidate. Even if they don’t count my vote for Hillary, no way am I voting for that MF in the WH.

    —-
    No way we would vote for the tin calf, but I wonder why there is a line for write ins if they don’t count it?

  179. Maybe the hot dogs were real dogs.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/06/04/Exclusive-The-Vetting-Senator-Barack-Obama-Attend-Bill-Ayers-Barbecue-July-4-2005

    Exclusive – The Vetting – Senator Barack Obama Attended Bill Ayers Barbecue, July 4, 2005

    As a presidential candidate in 2008, Barack Obama disavowed any connection with former domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, the Weather Underground radical who was one of Obama’s early backers and his colleague on the board of the Woods Fund in Chicago. We now have proof that Obama’s association with Ayers continued even after Obama had been elected to represent Illinois in the U.S. Senate–in the form of a now-scrubbed blog post placing Obama at the home of Ayers and his wife, fellow radical Bernardine Dohrn, on July 4, 2005.

    Dr. Tom Perrin, Assistant Professor of English at Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama, was a graduate student at the University of Chicago at the time, and maintained a blog called “Rambling Thomas.” He lived next door to Ayers and Dohrn in Hyde Park. He wrote at 8:44 a.m. on July 6, 2005:

    Guess what? I spent the 4th of July evening with star Democrat Barack Obama! Actually, that’s a lie. Obama was at a barbecue at the house next door (given by a law professor who is a former member of the Weather Underground) and we saw him over the fence at our barbecue. Well, the others did. It had started raining and he had gone inside be the time I got there. Nevertheless. [snip]

    Obama’s presence–as a U.S. Senator–at the Ayers barbecue has been confirmed by another source, who told Breitbart News: “I too saw Obama at a picnic table in the Ayers/Dohrn backyard, munching away–on the 4th of July.”

    The fact that Obama socialized with Ayers and Dorn contradicts the statement that Obama campaign spokesman Ben LaBolt gave the New York Times in 2008:

    Mr. LaBolt said the men first met in 1995 through the education project, the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, and have encountered each other occasionally in public life or in the neighborhood. He said they have not spoken by phone or exchanged e-mail messages since Mr. Obama began serving in the United States Senate in January 2005 and last met more than a year ago when they bumped into each other on the street in Hyde Park.

  180. wbboei,

    Question. Doesn’t BO’s comment (7:53) constitute harassment and imply blackmail?

    “… it will bankrupt them because they’re going to be charged a huge sum.”
    ———————-
    No. He just “hopes” they will “change” and he will see them in bankruptcy court if they do not. The EPA has been doing this for years. I worked in the Alaska Seafood Industry during the 1970s and the EPA imposed strict guidelines on the effluent coming out of the cannery. This would be the remains of salmon which was not put in a can. We argued that the technology did not exist to screen to the particle size they required, and this posed no threat to the environment because we were putting back into the water nothing toxic but what was there to begin with and underwater current would disburse it. Our arguments were not accepted so we got fined $10,000 per day to operate. In later years the penalty was increased and over time that and other factors caused the industry to shut down most of its shore-based operations, and go to floating processors.

  181. Moon–if you are up. Just wonder if you want to take a wild guess on the Wisconsin vote. I have no idea of the demographics, the get out to vote operations, the degree of cheating, and how much more cheating there will be with the Holder Justice Department in attendance protecting the right of non citizens to vote in this election if they are non white and democrats. These are all imponderables. Since we have had two polls saying 5% and one–most likely a push poll by PPP saying only 3%, and all with a 3% M.O.E., and cheating by unions amounting to as much as 3% I am guessing Walker wins by 2-3%. If that is right then it is good because it will give us advance notice of the cheating tactics the Obama campaign and Justice Department are apt to deploy in November. On the cheating, the only frame of reference I have is Indiana where our internals showed Hillary winning by 8%, but the Obama people in Indianapolis, Gary, South Bend and Fort Wayne were deluged with Obama supporters and Obama vote counters which narrowed the margin to 2%–in other words, the Obama cheating was worth 6% points. I doubt it will be that great in Wisconsin but with Holder in there who can be sure. Bear in mind this is just a wild guess and is probably way off the mark. Do you want to take a guess?

  182. Actually Wbboei, i think it’ll be around 7 actually. Polls are only as good until you get undecideds in the ballot box and its hard to judge a recall because their is not really a good reason for this recall vote, people may be going into this vote angry as to why and the cost.

    I say Walker wins by 7.

  183. As I said before, forgot to note it in last post…Its all very easy getting signatures onto a petition or whatever, dragging them to the ballot box minus the 25% of signatures that were probably bogus to start with is not going to be easy. I’d say its easier for Walker to get his angry voters out instead.

  184. moononpluto
    June 5th, 2012 at 4:46 am
    ————————-
    I would love for you to be right. 7 is beyond the margin of error and beyond any legitimate call for a recount. I agree this recount business has the potential to piss off Wisconsin voters just in time for the November election.

  185. Via althouse commenter, turnout very heavy in WI in conservative Polk and Racine counties. One precinct in Racine had 200 people lined up at 6:45 am before polls even opened.

  186. I mean, how is gonna look….Walker won the GE election, they whined and called for a recall, say he wins the recall, they then whine and call for a recount. Making it known they may ask for a recount may make voters today go “screw this” and vote Walker.

    The public may just go “not this shit again”.

  187. STEPHEN DINAN’S

    Axelrod: Romney’s picking Rubio would ‘insult’ Hispanics
    Drudge
    —————–
    What the Stanford trained truther, Stephen Dinan, fails to point out is why the elevation of a Hispanic to the second highest position in the United States government, would “insult Hispanics”.

    Axelrod’s assertion can be viewed as yet another non-sequitur which Obama II has become famous for. Many will disregard it in that light. But I say it is not at all a non-sequitur if you think about the motive behind it.

    The Dimocratic party has a plan for Hispanics, and it is identical to the one they have successfully engineered for the blacks. They find corrupt ethnic leaders like Jackson, Sharpton and Clyburn who keep them in a state of perpetual servitude to government, and line their own pockets even as they regale them of tales of Simon Legreed.

    Electorally, most blacks have succumbed to that fairy tale and that is why they vote Democrat. But to perpetuate that fiction, they must also attack black leaders like Colonel West, who try to lead their people and the nation on a more hopeful path to the future, and see though how the democrats are playing their people like a fiddle.

    They call black leaders who do not accept the plantation they offer Uncle Toms–and that is the real non-sequitur. And now, as they endeavor to hold Hispanics down to the barrio, they call the Hispanic who will one day be president “an insult to Hispanics”.

  188. OT – The Queen’s Jubilee continues with even more people lining the roads to Buckingham Palace as the queen and family pass by in the royal carriages flanked by dozens of perfectly uniformed guards.

    Even the white horses pulling the queen’s carriage have manes braided with bright red strands.

    MO must by yanking sleeves wondering why her presence doesn’t inspire such devotion and admiration.

    BO must be up in his study launching drone strikes in a frenzy determined to prove HE is master of the universe.

    Give it up, Bo and Mo.

    No one does it like the Brits. No fake Greek columns for them. They’ve got the real deal. Queen Elizabeth is the second oldest living monarch in the world. In a few months she will become the longest reigning British monarch. God save the Queen.

    The spectacle is glorious if any here haven’t been watching. The one thing CNN still does competently and fairly is cover a large historic pageants like this.

  189. June 5th, 2012 at 2:00 am

    If stories a person heard from their own family are going to count as ‘lies’ — then maybe we’d better look at those stories about the Romneys marching with Martin Luther King Jr (as well as Hillary being named for Sir Edmund Hillary).

    It’s one thing to pass along family lore. It’s another to use such “stories” time and again to gain affirmative active or other special advantage in academia (or other professional context) without verification of the “stories.”

  190. Someone must be scared because the muck rake is out…..

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77037.html

    Bill Clinton is out of control

    Bill Clinton has to be the smartest guy in the room even when he’s not in the room.

    Clinton is not on Barack Obama’s campaign staff, is not a trusted adviser, does not set Obama’s strategy.

    But Bill Clinton is pretty good at sabotaging Obama’s strategy.

    He did so last week when he went on television and said Mitt Romney had a “sterling” record while running Bain Capital.

    The Obama message is exactly the opposite. The Obama campaign had just run a TV ad claiming that working Americans had been harmed by Bain Capital and included one man saying Bain had been a “vampire” that “sucked the blood out of us.”

    (Also on POLITICO: Clinton: Romney W.H.? ‘Calamitous’)

    Whether you liked or hated the ad (I liked it), it attacked Romney on his strongest point: He is a good businessman who knows how to create jobs and, therefore, will be a good president.

    But Bill Clinton did not like that ad.

    “I think he had a good business career,” Clinton said of Romney and added that “a man who has been governor and had a sterling business career crosses the qualification threshold.”

    Obama does not need Clinton undercutting him. The two are not close, but they are not supposed to be enemies. They have golfed together, they attend fundraisers together, their staffs talk and, oh, yeah, Clinton’s wife is Obama’s secretary of state.

    There are two things going on here. First, Clinton has always been cozier with Wall Street than Obama. In January 1999, I was at a very odd event for then-President Clinton on the 106th floor of the World Trade Center.

    …………………………….

    Someones worried.

  191. moon, the author of that piece about Bill is a laughable liar, when he says Bill is cozier with WallStreet than Obama.

    Obama got more WallStreet money than ANY candidate in history. He also staffed his administration with more WallStreeters than any president ever.

  192. hehe


    Former Clinton Adviser Dick Morris – ‘Bill Clinton Does Not Want Barack Obama to Win’ [6-04-2012]

  193. Hey gang, I live in NJ and did my patriotic duty: vote against Obummer. In NJ, you can’t cross party lines, but I still a registered Dem (RDINO, Registered Democrat in Name Only???).

    I was not going to pass up the chance to spit on Obama’s piece of cake, to help lower his primary numbers, to help embarrass him in a “blue state” (if he wins, I’ll be blue).

    So instead of voting for Mickey Mouse, or Jerry Garcia, I did a write-in for HRC. This will give the Dem insiders something to think about when they are reconsidering their options for the upcoming convention.

    They can ditch the albatross around their necks, aka The Obama Party, and give themselves a real chance. And not just for the top spot, but across the congressional races. Right now, I’d have to say that Obama’s “coattails” are pulling them down into the mud with him, rather than across the finish line.

  194. OK. I admit I am very moved by the Queen’s Jubilee, perhaps because of my mom’s stories of being in the “land Army” during WW11 and and her admiration for the queen (then princess) who could have chosen to leave London but instead worked for the war cause. Even her wedding was marked by her having to gather materials for her wedding dress during that time of rationing, just like any other bride. Seeing her today at the balcony of Buckingham Palace minus her consort of over 60 years, Prince Phillip, one could tell how much she missed him. She will give a rare public address tonight despite her consort of over six decades lying in hospital with a bladder infection.

    Watching the spectacle, narrated by Piers Morgan – who did a wonderful job – I was struck by the authentic unforced joy of everyone from the people on the streets to the royal guard, the orchestra, the cavalry- all genuinely celebrating the woman who has steadfastly performed her duty to her country in a non-arrogant, humble and no-nonsense manner.

    Contrast her demeanor with the ugly attention-seeking BO bullsh!t.

    There is no comparison. Bet the POS is wishing he hadn’t sent that Winston Churchill bust back. WTF did he do that? Ungrateful b@stard.
    ***********************************************************************************

    Duke of Edinburgh ‘desperately upset’ to miss the service of thanksgiving today, royal sources say

    He will stay for a few days in hospital as ‘precautionary measure’ after contracting bladder infection

    Questions asked as to why the 90-year-old was allowed to stand in the rain for four hours at Thames River Pageant.

    His 91 birthday is Sunday.

  195. Admin: this morning Erickson at Red State had this. The bottom line is what we all know, but at long last we know the bottom line. Obama was, is, and will always be an amateur. And, more than Bush, more than the financial crisis, and more than having the best campaign team evah, the secret of his success was, is, and will always be his conspiracy with big media.

    If Moon is right, and I pray to God that he is, then people will begin to see that big labor IS the Democratic Party, and perhaps, in time, they will also see that big media IS the Democratic Party, and no sentient being who has the evidence in front of him can reach any other conclusion. (Note: Jay Cost has marshaled the evidence.)

    Knowing that, the Romney campaign must hold big media at arms length and not allow them to lead the national debate. When, as Richard Benedetto points out, the White House Press Corps spends all its time vetting Republican candidates and failing to ask any serious questions of Obama, the handwriting is on the wall–yes? I differ with Eric on one crucial point however. They were never deceived. They were part of this plan ab initio –from the beginning. There is no way they can get off that hook.

    For what Obama has done to damage this nation, to mire us in debt, to polarize this nation, for their own private gain, they are in pare delicto–equally guilty with Obama.

    It is like my friend the other night thinking that we, the audience, would be thrilled with how he and Babawawa aced out an unnamed competitor on an interview with Castro, while most of the people in the audience, far from being regaled, were sitting there wondering why are these people giving a sworn enemy of the United States a forum in the first place.

    Not for nothing are they called the elite media, but when the venture forth to the hinterland, they should not be surprised when they receive a cold reception from many people. Enough of that–here’s Eric:
    ————————————-
    Posted by Erick Erickson (Diary)

    Tuesday, June 5th at 4:47AM EDT
    20 Comments

    Someone pointed this out to me in email the other day. I believe it was either Neil Stevens or Dan McLaughlin. The point has been made by others as well.

    Barack Obama and his campaign have overplayed their hand in one crucial aspect. They spent years getting their friends in the media to believe and sell them as the most experienced campaign team in the world. Look at the 2008 Primary. The Obama campaign would have you believe they beat Paul Begala and James Carville of Team Clinton. They may have beaten Team Hillary Clinton, but they did not beat Begala-Carville. You’d never know that from all the hype.

    The reality is actually far different.

    In 2000, Barack Obama tried to pick off Rep. Bobby Rush. He went down in flames in that Democratic Primary.

    In 2004, Barack Obama beat Jack Ryan, but only did so after Ryan dropped out. Associates close to Obama were able to dribble out the sordid details of Ryan’s divorce and perversions. Alan Keyes stepped in to fully make a joke of the Illinois Republican Party.

    In 2008, Barack Obama ran against John McCain, a man who suspended his campaign right at the height of election season to do something no one seemed to understand who seemed to covet the Republican nomination for vindication much more than he coveted actually winning the White House. The seat Obama had won in 2006 flipped back to Republican hands.

    Between his election and now, Barack Obama had the House and Senate, did nothing to improve the economy, caved in to Republican demands, grandstanded at the Olympics meeting only to see Chicago lose out, campaigned for Democrats in Virgina, Massachusetts, New Jersey and elsewhere only to have them lose, and has routinely overplayed his hand in office.

    That is, in fact, Barack Obama’s true pattern behind the hype and myth. He overplays his hand and has his spin machine convince the Washingto Press Corps that it was all intentional and his campaign team are geniuses.

    The only thing is — they aren’t.

    Consider Jim Messina, the Obama campaign manager. He released a video to supporters that reeks of a quiet desperation for calm in the face of panic. He says, in part,

    “We’re actually ahead of where we were at this point last time around. Remember summer of 2008? Folks don’t remember it this way, but in May and June 2008, a lot of polls were saying we would never pull it off. In fact, eight different national polls had us anywhere from neck-and-neck to down a few points.”

    Jim Geraghty notes that nothing could be further from the truth. The Obama campaign, by June of 2008, was ahead in every released poll.

    Campaigns and people are fickle. No doubt at some point the Romney campaign will have a worse week than Barack Obama. But for everyone wondering right now how such a well polished and brilliant campaign team could have such a bad series of consecutive weeks the answer is simple. They never were the brilliant, well polished campaign team they’ve claimed to be.

    The Overplayed Hand of an Amateur

    In 2000, Barack Obama tried to pick off Rep. Bobby Rush. He went down in flames in that Democratic Primary.

    In 2004, Barack Obama beat Jack Ryan, but only did so after Ryan dropped out. Associates close to Obama were able to dribble out the sordid details of Ryan’s divorce and perversions. Alan Keyes stepped in to fully make a joke of the Illinois Republican Party.

    In 2008, Barack Obama ran against John McCain, a man who suspended his campaign right at the height of election season to do something no one seemed to understand who seemed to covet the Republican nomination for vindication much more than he coveted actually winning the White House. The seat Obama had won in 2006 flipped back to Republican hands.

    Between his election and now, Barack Obama had the House and Senate, did nothing to improve the economy, caved in to Republican demands, grandstanded at the Olympics meeting only to see Chicago lose out, campaigned for Democrats in Virgina, Massachusetts, New Jersey and elsewhere only to have them lose, and has routinely overplayed his hand in office.

    That is, in fact, Barack Obama’s true pattern behind the hype and myth. He overplays his hand and has his spin machine convince the Washingto Press Corps that it was all intentional and his campaign team are geniuses.

    The only thing is — they aren’t.

    Consider Jim Messina, the Obama campaign manager. He released a video to supporters that reeks of a quiet desperation for calm in the face of panic. He says, in part,

    “We’re actually ahead of where we were at this point last time around. Remember summer of 2008? Folks don’t remember it this way, but in May and June 2008, a lot of polls were saying we would never pull it off. In fact, eight different national polls had us anywhere from neck-and-neck to down a few points.”

    Jim Geraghty notes that nothing could be further from the truth. The Obama campaign, by June of 2008, was ahead in every released poll.

    Campaigns and people are fickle. No doubt at some point the Romney campaign will have a worse week than Barack Obama. But for everyone wondering right now how such a well polished and brilliant campaign team could have such a bad series of consecutive weeks the answer is simple. They never were the brilliant, well polished campaign team they’ve claimed to be.

  196. moononpluto
    June 5th, 2012 at 10:09 am

    hehe-
    ____________

    Thanks for posting the Dick Morris video-
    Just said to a friend Sunday night, check on Dick Morris, I bet he’s got plenty to say about Bill Clinton’s recent statements.

    And there it is!!! 🙂

  197. I am truly shocked…
    _________________

    Author Stephen King Dead at 64

    Only one person has sold more books in the last 30 years than Stephen King…. and that’s God. (the bible)

    Perhaps the premier author of our time passed away quietly in his Maine home Monday morning of a rare form of cancer of the brain commonly known as Captain Trips.

    King rose to fame in the late 1970’s as a horror and fantasy writer, and has written more than 50 books since, selling more than 350 million copies world wide.

    King is survived by his wife Tabitha, also a noted author, and his two children, Owen and Naomi, a minister.

    In a statement issued Monday morning, King’s agent said the author passed with his family present, and thanked his fans for their loyalty and support for the family during the illness.

    http://healthmad.com/children/author-stephen-king-dead-at-64/

  198. I can not find any other statement on the web verifying Steven King’s death… The initial story seems to be the only story out there.. So lets hope this is a PR stunt for perhaps an upcoming movie or another Steven King novel…

    The Walking Dead?

  199. I don’t think thats right, there is nothing anywhere on the net about Stephen king being dead.

  200. Oh my God. Bill tells conservative friends you have six months to save the country. Are we that close to the abyss? If he tells them that in private, then I would accept it as a likely scenario.

    Now,I have no particular fondness for the shy retiring 15th century Romanian general and Wallachian Prince Vlad III the Impaler, who has been lionized in the Dracula myth. When he got down to business, it was such a messy affair.

    And yet, when I look at the big media people who have led our nation into this debacle, I begin to appreciate Vlad’s fondness for removing the heads of such enemies and placing those head on wooden stakes to adorn the yellow brick road to the city.

    If this were to happen to big media celebrities in our time, when and if everything turns to shit, it would be just horrible, and civilized. I for one could not condone it. But if it were to happen, notwithstanding my feelings on the subject, then we would at least know that the interests of retributive justice had been well served.

  201. Ah- The announcement must be Steven King giving his gravitas to a new movie release called:

    YOU CAN’T KILL STEVEN KING!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64XdWcf8zqQ

    The feature film “You Can’t Kill Stephen King” will premier this weekend (4/14/12) at the Lewiston Auburn Film Festival. The independent comedy revolves around a group of friends that attempt to meet Stephen King while on a trip to Maine. Described as “fun and campy” the 90 minute film was written in two days and filmed in Maine over the course of 19 days.
    …………..

    We can return to our regular daily programming…

  202. wbboei
    June 5th, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Oh my God. Bill tells conservative friends you have six months to save the country.
    __________

    Yup, Dick Morris knows how Clinton thinks and knows the meaning of his statements when he says them.

    However, in addition to Morris’ statement…
    I will add, putting a finer point on the pencil. Decoding Clinton even further, he meant, the end is near for Obama… Unsaid: BC is working hard against Obama behind the scenes.. BC hasn’t forgotten the heartache Obama has caused to his family (and us)… It’s payback time.. at last!

  203. Admin- are you still watching the clock?
    This looks like someone is about ready to shout out, “RACIST!” at Bill Clinton.

    moononpluto
    June 5th, 2012 at 10:01 am

    Someone must be scared because the muck rake is out…..

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77037.html
    ——

    Bill Clinton is out of control […or he is more confident that something big is coming down the pike to make Barry a One Termer]

    Bill Clinton has to be the smartest guy in the room even when he’s not in the room. […that’s a fact]

    Clinton is not on Barack Obama’s campaign staff, is not a trusted adviser, does not set Obama’s strategy.

    But Bill Clinton is pretty good at sabotaging Obama’s strategy. [INDEED]

  204. I listened to coffee and market earlier today. They are in Wisconsin and gave us the preliminary lay of the land. They say conservatives are cautiously optimistic. Apparently, the democrats are sending 550 lawyers into the state for the ALLEGED purpose of preventing voter fraud–a subject which the party as a whole are experts in, not so much the prevention but the commission. In addition, they are bussing angry mobs of union thugs in from all over the country, who are screaming invectives and walking spittle flying in all directions. The Attorney General of Wisconsin, a Republican, is sending his own monitors out to monitor the democrat lawyers and the Holder justice department to make sure they do not perpetrate voter fraud, given their tainted and tarnished record. Dane County where the corrupt Judge threw out voter ID requirements and includes Madision, is offset by Wasuga (sp) County which is conservative. Therefore, it comes down to Milwaukee which is leftist, with a minority population that will vote Democrat vs the rest of the State. The DNC spent $1.5 million and Obama tweeted a statement of support last night during the commercial of a sporting news summary he was absorbed in Watching. This recall has been a $16 million drag on the state economy and what with all these carpetbaggers descending on their state and promising a recount, I cannot imagine that the locals are pleased as punch. Walker voted this morning at the school where his opponent’s wife teaches–a healthy slap in the face. Asked whether cheating will be rampant, the reporter said that inasmuch as there will be oversight–meaning Republican oversight, he said he doubted it. But Obama is such a powerful force of nature, like the wind, the sun, fire and hurricanes, it is always possible that a miracle will happen and a governor who wants to preserve fiscal sanity will do down in flames and the union thugs who are support Messiah Obama, and their big media co-conspirators will dance in the street. On that great come and get it day, etc.

  205. My comments are not hyperbole. It is at times like this that the massive voter fraud which was engineered by the leadership of the Democratic party becomes relevant, as in the fierce urgency of now. They are in Wisconsin to prevent voter fraud? Or are they there to perpetuate it. The history of the 2008 primary, plus their attempt to invalidate voter id laws which seek to protect the system against voter fraud, point to the latter conclusion. They are in there to prevent Republican fraud AND to perpetuate Democrat fraud. Anyone who thinks otherwise is naive to the ways to the world/

  206. Maybe those 550 dnc lawyers and 100 justice department attorneys can share office space with their Occupy Wall Street co-horts who probably have space available in their tent cities right about now.

  207. ‘Bill Clinton Does Not Want Barack Obama to Win’

    And neither does our girl, Hillary.

    Love, love, love those Clintons.

    Karma!

  208. Some comments from ACE on WI voters. My sis is voting today, against Walker, she and her husband unfortunately still Dems, as are many of my friends in WI.

    I actually believe in collective bargaining, working in an environment that I have no say so, in a right to work state, I would appreciate some voice, but not at the cost of the fraud. I would vote Walker.Walker wins and WI will vote Romney, bank it!
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    Reports are Republican districts have very long lines as they vote before work. Sadly, the democrats are sleeping in and expect to vote later.

    Lake Hallie. Chippewa County in Western Wisconsin. Small population and small polling place. Usually a half dozen or so people in line when the polls open. About 50 people this morning.

    Voted this morning and line was out the door. Turnout hasn’t been this high since 2008 election. Normally, I’m number 25 or 35. Today, I was 127.

    Heard on the Chris Plant Radio show this morning that the Thugs are already being bussed in from Detroit to vote. Voted aJust voted in Jackson, which is in Washington County–heavily Republican . Very long lines. I predict a Walker victory by 5-6 percentage points.t 8 am in Columbia County (just north of Dane County) in a small bedroom community. I’m a regular voter – last time I was number 13 voting. This morning there was a line – very unusual – and I was number 81 voting.
    So, yeah, looks like turnout will be big. Also, I avoid Madison as much as possible, but I’ve seen more “I Stand with Walker” signs than Barrett signs, fwiw.

  209. If the Romney campaign is smart, they will revisit the massive voter fraud which occurred in the 2008 democrat primary within thirty days of the election. And they will show how we tried–Hillary’s counsel Lynn Urecht, and local election monitors to get big media interested in the subject, but were rebuffed–for reasons which obscure then but clear now–they were part of the conspiracy. What I did not realize at the time is the two step voting procedure which included a caucus step which did not exist before was created just to defeat Hillary, and has since been abandoned. That is the kind of people we are dealing with, and a resurrection of that entire history would show the voters that the true aim of the Dimocrat party is to disenfranhise everyone who is not part of a constituency that supports them. That way they can perpetuate their own power, feed their contributors and ignore the general welfare. Three years without passing a budget and 6 trillion in additional debt and attacking voter id laws tells you all you need to know about them.

  210. more comments from ACE
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    I voted this morning at about 9:00 am in Wauwatosa, a close-in suburb of Milwaukee. I waited until after the pre-work rush, butthe line was still pretty long… out the gym and into the hallway. It’s a pretty pro-Walker neighborhood, with lots of yard signs. The gal behind me, whom I know from church, commented that she had never been so excited to vote. Lots of good vibes. I was in the 400s already… the total vote in the primary last month was something like 660, so I’d say turnout is heavy, which matches what’s being reported locally on call-in shows like Charlie Sykes and Jay Weber.

    My gut tells me that this is going to be a big Walker victory, maybe a blowout.
    From KosKiddies:
    “The pedestrian bridge over I-94 in Milwaukee around 74th Street was
    occupied this morning (before 6:00 am!) by Barrett people. Hopefully
    they can hold this strategic point throughout the day.”

    Hold this strategic point? WTH?

    Posted by: Count de Monet at June 05, 2012 11:01 AM (4q5tP)

    It’s the best place to jump from.
    The trickery in WI is just insane.

    At Althouse, Ann is blogging about the robocall story going around, in which it is alleged that voters were being robocalled last night, the message being that “if you signed the recall petition, your job is done, you don’t need to vote today.”

    But who exactly got such a call?

    It may be a rumor started by recall supporters to suppress Walker voting.

    Or is it? Ridiculously long commenting going on. People from the left sounding absolutely nuts.

    The other one discussed by Ann, earlier, is the mailing actually received by some voters that identifies neighbors and whether or not they voted in previous elections.

    It is now thought by some to be a message to those willing to vote fraudulently, in that since there is no voter ID thing in place for this election, someone could vote themselves in the morning, then go vote for a lazy no-voting neighbor in the afternoon, and another time in the evening. Identify the non-voters, and use their name on the roll as a proxy vote.

    Stinks of sleaziness.

    Wait until November.

    Had to wait for a little bit in the belly of the beast in Madison WI at an elementary school. They were guiding people through the principal’s office to separate kids and voters. Really wasn’t that busy when we were there, I live in a very Dem area. My wife is a lib, but I somehow convinced her to vote for Walker ( the “against the recall” argument). She didn’t like it, though, and felt like crying as she felt she was betraying everyone.
    We both did not vote for Walker in 2010.
    Anyway, GO WALKER!

  211. LOL
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    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/06/05/Clinton-Slams-Obama-Im-the-Only-Guy-Who-Gave-You-Four-Surplus-Budgets

    CLINTON SLAMS OBAMA: ‘I’M THE ONLY GUY WHO GAVE YOU FOUR SURPLUS BUDGETS’

    Last night in New York City Obama and Clinton held a joint fundraiser. Bill Clinton had to reminded everyone of the difference between his presidency and Obama’s

    “And, I care about the long term debt of the country a lot. Remember me, I’m the only guy that gave you four surplus budgets out of the eight I sent.”

  212. I have mixed feelings about the WI election.

    I would like the best of both worlds, collective bargaining to remain intact and for voters to support Romney over the fraud.

    I would also like the unions not to be able to take their workers dues and give it to any political candidate.

    Either way the election goes, there will be some good and some bad effects.

  213. Some comments from ACE on WI voters. My sis is voting today, against Walker, she and her husband unfortunately still Dems, as are many of my friends in WI.

    I actually believe in collective bargaining, working in an environment that I have no say so, in a right to work state, I would appreciate some voice, but not at the cost of the fraud. I would vote Walker.Walker wins and WI will vote Romney, bank it!
    —————————–
    Gozo: I am not anti union. I am anti goverment unions. Goverment unions are the core of the new democratic party. The demand increases above their non union counter parts. And they get democrats like the former governor of New Jersey–a goldman sachs executive whose roomate was a union organizer, to agree. Customers of private sector companies who have unions are free to pay the vigorish in the form of increased costs, or to give their business to other companies. Taxpayers however have no viable alternative, particularly when democrats grow government to the point that a majority of the electorate depends on government dole in one form or another. And that is when De Tocquivilles apprehension that a democracy would perish when politicians discover that they can bribe people will their own money comes to pass. In sum, I believe in private unions, not government unions.

  214. CLINTON SLAMS OBAMA: ‘I’M THE ONLY GUY WHO GAVE YOU FOUR SURPLUS BUDGETS’

    ——

    Bill is done being nice to his ugly step brother Baracko.

    Congress has had no budget, balanced or no since Barry hit DC. Shameful.

  215. I understand the difference wbb, I sort of feel the same way. If we could take the money out of unions beside the very basic need, no extra’s, term limits on officers, it would be doable. In their present state, political monster, much like our congress unfortunately.

  216. I heard on the local news last night that we have a new drone, a bigger and better one that stays up in the air a heckofa lot longer than before.

    This should give Barry a tingle or two…

    WASHINGTON: Boeing today announced a “new era” in intelligence gathering when the US aviation giant tested its new drone that can stay airborne for four days without refuelling completed its first autonomous flight, despite a rough landing.

    The energy-efficient liquid-hydrogen powered Phantom Eye’s [creepy name] maiden flight was held on June 1 at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Centre at Edwards Air Force Base, California.

    http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/international-business/boeing-tests-new-drone-that-can-stay-airborne-for-four-days/articleshow/13850897.cms

  217. Let’s everyone watch MSNBC tonight. When Walker wins, Ed Schultz in particular will explode!

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