World War Wisconsin

Update III: Waterloo – Walker Wins Wisconsin



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Update II: For a while today we thought we were wrong and this is not Wisconsin Day but rather another Bill Clinton Day. Bill had us laughing all day with his latest barrage against Obama (Hint: the economy is already in recession). But Bill has to wait. It’s Wisconsin recall time. It’s Wisconsin night and already the polls closed. Hold on to your sleeves!

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Update I: Bill Clinton not exactly a boon to Obama? We hope not. We’ve written for years that Bill and Barack on a stage diminishes Barack.

The HotAirs note that Roger Simon’s fury ignores that Bill is not alone in tackling Obama on Bain/Romney. But the Simon article is wrong on many facts. An apoplectic, full of rage, Simon perpetuates the lies of the 2008 Obama campaign about Bill Clinton’s “fairy tale” line about Barack Obama. Simon also trots out the myths that it was a Hillary defeat in South Carolina and Clinton “race-baiting” that prompted Ted Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy to endorse Obama. Ted and Caroline had secretly decided before Iowa to endorse Obama (as had John Kerry). Further the “race-baiting came from Barack Obama not the Clintons.

Bill Clinton hasn’t had this much fun in a long time and anyone who wants Obama defeated should help Bill Clinton as he slaps “supports” Obama in a very peculiar way instead of getting their jollies with sophomoric humor. As we wrote below, it’s not about Bill Cllinton, today is about Wisconsin and then on to November.

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This is going to be a day filled with updates. It’s the biggest primary day of the year. California, Iowa, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Carolina vote in House elections. Bill Clinton is backing candidates running against Barack Obama candidates in California and New Jersey (Howard Berman vs. Brad Sherman in California, Bill Pascrell vs. Steve Rothman in New Jersey).

The story today is not “out of control” Bill Clinton, as Obama protecting Politico has it. The story today is not Bill Clinton at a fundraiser with Obama last night, crowing and mocking Barack Obama to his face:: “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.”



The story today is Wisconsin.

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Barack Obama abandoned Big Labor in Wisconsin. Yet, Barack Obama expects Big Labor to cough up tens of millions of dollars to make up the shortfall in donations for the Bank of America Dimocratic convention in right-to-work state North Carolina. If Big Labor does not tell Barack Obama to go to Hell after he abandoned Big Labor in Wisconsin then Big Labor deserves to drop dead officially because Big Labor is useless.

Barack Obama is not alone is abandoning Big Labor. Big Media is running away from the Wisconsin story now that it looks like it will be bad news for golden calf Barack Obama. The candidate running against Governor Scott Walker also abandoned Big Labor. The entire point of the recall was supposed to be the collective bargaining law passed by the Republican majority Wisconsin legislature and signed into law by the Republican governor. However, as Politico documents in detail, Barrett and the Obama Dimocrats in Wisconsin abandoned the collective bargaining argument.

Not once did Barrett and the Obama Dimocrats provide a plan for how to balance the Wisconsin budget if they repealed the collective bargaining law. How are they to govern with legitimacy if they did not detail their plans during the campaign? Isn’t that one of the main complaints of the recall advocates – that Walker never specified during the campaign in 2010 his intention to get rid of collective bargaining? Hypocrites!

As we wrote, Barack Obama fleebagged away from Wisconsin. For months Tom Barrett and Wisconsin Dimocrats begged Barack Obama to fight for them in Wisconsin. But Obama was too busy fighting for himself. Today Tom Barrett, instead of holding Barack Obama to account, protects Barack Obama. Tom Barrett: Oh, hey, it’s totally fine that Obama abandoned me here in Wisconsin. Tom Barrett is an embarrassment unworthy of replacing Governor Walker.

In the very real world Barack Obama and Obama Dimocrats in Wisconsin have already lost and no matter what Barack Obama remains in a lose/lose position. If Barrett wins Obama will get no credit, no craved for applause.

If Governor Walker wins, disaster and death will chew on Obama’s scrawny ass. Already the Obama campaign concedes that Wisconsin is now a swing state even though under all five Obama campaign reelection scenarios Wisconsin is a “must win”.

Further proof of weakness in Wisconsin is that already preparations are in the works for a recount possibility as Democrats prepare a recount effort. But a recount won’t matter. If Mitt Romney determines in the wake of a Walker victory that Wisconsin is winnable Mitt Romney’s campaign will get the leases and move into every Walker campaign office and inherit every bit of voter and organizational data collected by successful Republicans thus far. In one swift move Romney would be 100% organized in Wisconsin, five months before election day.

We wrote that June would be a break the back month for Barack Obama. A calamity indeed:



Last month we wrote that on Wisconsin and two other issues it was time for the Obama campaign henchmen to panic. If Scott Walker wins it won’t be time to PANIC! It will be time to open the skyscraper windows and jump.

If Governor Walker wins Barack Obama loses.

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349 thoughts on “World War Wisconsin

  1. Smug Eric Alterman:

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/06/05/the-downside-of-obama-s-decision-to-skip-wisconsin.html

    “It’s not every day that Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, speaks for Wisconsin Democrats, but he almost certainly did this weekend when, on the subject of Barack Obama, he wondered aloud: “He couldn’t drive 15 miles and show his face here?” Should Governor Scott Walker win his recall fight Tuesday, Priebus accurately added, “There are going to be a lot of Democrats in Wisconsin who are going to be pretty disappointed with their president who did not come in and help out.” [snip]

    Knowing nothing about Barack Obama, one might initially find this reticence difficult to understand. After all, the battle against Walker is not just a Democratic/Republican fight; it is a fight for the survival of public unions, who just happen to be the most important source of Democratic Party foot-soldiers in national elections and one of the party’s few sources of significant amounts of campaign funds.

    Moreover as his recent moves in the direction of gay marriage and apparent willingness to bargain away not only much of Medicare but also a significant chunk of the legacy of the New Deal and Great Society programs demonstrates, Obama sees the future of the party resting on the backs of social and suburban liberals, rather than the working-class types who have been manning (and womaning) the picket lines against Walker. The president showed a lack of enthusiasm for organized labor’s single most important priority—the so-called “card check” legislation that would have helped with organizing, received almost no serious support even when the Democrats (ostensibly) controlled both houses of Congress.

    But in failing to dance with the ones that “brung him,” Obama is playing a dangerous game. Turning out the base, winning back small contributors, and engaging volunteers will be infinitely more difficult for a president who has disappointed so many of his most devoted supporters in 2008. Sure, they are going to vote for him. But in a post-Citizens United world, as Wisconsin demonstrates better than anywhere, Republicans will enjoy a massive spending advantage in both advertising and organizing efforts this year. A victory for Walker will not only give them the feeling of wind at their back, it will help cement a media narrative that puts such efforts at the center of the story of why Mitt Romney is, in this economic and political environment, a good bet for November. Had Obama thrown himself into the race on the side of the team that fought so hard for him, supporters, opponents and reporters would all understand that this is a candidate who intends to do all he can in this fight and to risk whatever it takes.

    Instead he chose to make the cautious, tempered decision to remain above the fray and hope things drop his way. Looking back on the past four years, it does not appear a terribly promising strategy.

    If Big Labor persists in supporting Obama then Big Labor deserves all the misery coming.

  2. Congratulations to Mr. Walker today. The Lt. Governor is going through a recall election today, too, right? If so, I hope they both win.

  3. Yes, Obama lose-lose, Clinton win-win in Wisconsin.

    Even WJC’s remark that a Romney win would be “calamitous” for the country and world is not even faint praise for Obama. If a Romney win is calamitous, what would an Obama win be? The end of the world? Have to go look through my thesaurus.

  4. People are tired of Obama “remaining above the fray”. They equate it witj Obama doing nothing which is what the issue really is.

  5. Bill being naughty is what I want to see. Bill throwing Obama under a cement truck (forget about the bus) is fine with me.

  6. The only “plan” Barrett has is one he won’t talk about even though he outlined it in 2010. For those who think Walker is the devil and Barrett deserves to win – based on love of unions and collective bargaining:

    http://watchdog.org/19424/barrett-calls-for-wi-state-worker-benefit-cuts/

    Every campaign evolves away from core talking points, but Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is sticking by a plan that could mean up to $14,000 in compensation cuts for state workers.

    After a campaign rally here Monday, as Barrett attempts to energize his supporters ahead of Tuesday’s recall election, he stood by his plan to “Put Madison on a Diet,” a 67-page document he issued during his 2010 run for governor.

    “The underlying tenets are still there,” Barrett told Wisconsin Reporter about the plan. “They’re very much what we’re looking at.” [snip]

    “I have a plan to put Madison on a diet that will immediately save Wisconsin taxpayers more than $1 billion every year in specific spending cuts and savings,” Barrett wrote July 9, 2010.

    The strategy also included reducing health care for state prison inmates, improving state and local government purchasing power, and cracking down on Medicaid fraud. All told, Barrett said his plan would save taxpayers more than $1.1 billion annually.

    Perhaps the reason the mayor is mum on the topic is that it could offend some of his most fervent supporters: public workers and their unions.

    As part of the plan, Barrett says he wants to “rightsize” — see also: layoffs — state government and put public-worker pay and benefits more in line with private-sector compensation.

    “We can change the culture in Madison by … keeping state employee compensation and pensions in line with the private sector,” Barrett wrote on his 2010 website.

    If Barrett wins Tuesday and follows through on his pay equality objective, state workers could be in for a shock.

    Even after Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s Act 10 reforms — legislation to curtail collective bargaining rights and require public workers to pay more for pensions and health care — public employees still fare much better than their private counterparts.

    A May 30 study by American Enterprise Institute‘s Andrew Biggs, resident scholar, and Jason Richwine, senior policy analyst, showed that “pension benefits for Wisconsin public employees are roughly 4.5 times more valuable than private sector levels while health benefits are about twice as generous as those paid by larger private sector Wisconsin employers.”

    In all, the report said, public workers make about 22 percent more than the state’s private employees.

    To put all workers on a level playing field, public workers would be in for a drastic benefit and compensation cut.

    “In dollar terms, the average Wisconsin state worker after Act 10 receives total compensation including benefits equal to $81,637 versus $67,068 for a similarly-skilled private worker, a difference of $14,569,” wrote the researchers from the think tank.

    Barrett didn’t comment on the specifics of his plan, as questioning ended immediately after the mayor answered questions about his state government diet plan.

  7. The media is hilariously transparent. The WI recall, when it started, was a HUGE story to them. National implications! Hill to die on! The be-all end-all of democracy in action, and they covered it breathlessly as the most important thing in the country.

    Now that it looks as if it’s a loser, they are quietly backing away and all but ignoring it. It means nothing. It’s not important. Nothing to see here, move along. Wait, I thought it was an indicator of the mood of the whole country?

  8. http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/05/hume-obama-has-no-choice-but-to-go-negative-and-go-negative-hard/

    “My thought about that would be that Romney will undoubtedly run a lot of ads that add up to saying that, and he will say it a lot himself and so will his surrogates on the campaign trail,” Hume said. “I think Romney has — look, I think Obama’s record is such a burden to him that he has no real choice but to go negative and go negative hard, which to a great extent he has.

    The reason Romney shouldn’t go as negative, Hume said, was to set up a contrast between him and the negativity of Obama.

    “I think Romney is in a different position because when people turn to the prospect of, ‘Well OK, what happens if we elect him’ — he needs to radiate something of a positive spirit … I would just say that people need to believe that if they turn to him, he can make things better. And if he seems morose and negative all the time, he’ll fail to convey that sunny spirit. He needs a bit of sunlight in his message and I think that’s important to him. In a way that’s the game and it’s too late for Obama. He can have all the sunlight in his message that he wants. The results kind of speak for themselves.”

  9. It’s another to use such “stories” time and again to gain affirmative active or other special advantage in academia (or other professional context)

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    That has not occurred. Scott Brown’s campaign and the Boston Herald have been spending a lot of time and money researching and can find no evidence of such use.

  10. Brit Hume is correct. People will be looking for who they perceive as the “lightbearer” in November, and not the schleprock named Obama with the big black cloud hanging over his head. Mitt needs to keep it somewhat sunny while continuing to throw those thunderbolts directly at Obama.

  11. OBAMA THE GRIN MASTER

    A Eulogy To The Messiah (on his impending political demise.

    Economy sinking? Grin Obama grin

    Party imploding? Grin Obama grin

    Middle east collapsing? Grin Obama grin

    More deaths in Afghanistan? Grin Obama grin.

    Unemployment rising? Grin Obama grin.

    Wisconsin Lost? Grin and Barret Obama

    As Axelrod says: 2012 is about the future and which party provides a more hopeful future.

    Grin Obama grin. You are good at that. Nothing else. Tell me sir: is there a bridge left that yo have not managed to burn?

    Grim Obama grim.

  12. I don’t understand. Warren has been caught being dishonest, and appearing rather foolish because of what amount to her own actions both past and present, yet you give her a pass. There is something about people who tweak their histories, and it’s a character issue in most people’s eyes.

    You made a comment about Elizabeth only passing on family lore or something lke that. Her comments about that seem like a convenient scapegoat to me. I think she made that up, too, because she needed an answer for lies, and that is the one answer that is probably the least damaging to her, yet I still do not believe her, even that “explanation” of the discrepancy between fact and fiction.

  13. Bill throwing Obama under a cement truck is fine with me.

    Any truck, bus or drone will do for me too.

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    Pray tell admin, don’t you think Bill is much more serious about making sure Baracko doesn’t have a second term than he has ever been?

    Seems to me he is counting down the minutes until Hillary is out of the O’administration and Bill can cut his ties with the fraud.

    ‘Supporting’ someone that is your true enemy must be darn difficult, something none of us have had to or chosen to do.

  14. In 2007 we started to play one of their songs regularly:

    http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/the-platters-herb-reed-dies-at-83-20120605

    The Platters’ Herb Reed Dies at 83
    Was last surviving original member of Fifties doo-wop group

    Herb Reed of the Platters has died in a Boston area hospice, reports the Associated Press. He was 83. Reed helped found the Platters in Los Angeles in 1952, and the group found success with hits like “The Great Pretender” and “Only You.” Reed, who sang bass on many of group’s Number One hits, was the only member of the band to appear on all of their recordings.

    The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted the Platters in 1990.

  15. Is Scott Brown performing that poorly that the people of Massachusetts need to replace him with Lieawatha?

  16. It does not solve the over arching problem if we merely defeat Obama. We must also defeat and destroy the powerful force that perpetrated this fraud on the American People and cause the debacle we find ourselves mired in now. And that is big media. Admin points out that they are running away from the Wisconsin story as fast as they can. They must find more fertile ground to sow their lies and fraud. We must get there before they do, and disenfrancise them, just as they have worked so assiduously to disenfanchise half the public that sees what is going on and to bamboozle the other half who believes in the tooth fairy.

  17. By the way, I read a comment on another blog yesterday that somewhere around 40% of union members in Wisconsin would vote to keep Scott Walker as governor. That will be one of the main reasons why he will win tonight.

  18. Warren identified herself to Harvard as a minority. Whatever her reason, it seems that she cannot now verify that claim with facts. It’s reasonable to hold Harvard law professors, and senatorial candidates, to higher standards than merely self-identifying as a minority based on “family lore.”

  19. Obama looks creepier than normal in the picture with Bill Clinton posted on the Drudge Report.

  20. A couple of interesting comments from WI voters.
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    I got the feel in the group that they were “ok, we’re done talking; it’s time to do our job now and get this over with”. I think that both sides are showing an intensity and determination unlike anything I’ve ever seen before. Based on my neighborhood D’s, most of them can’t keep quiet; everywhere they go they have to tell how horrible Walker is. If I can go by my neighbors I think the quiet “No More Talking” determined attitude was leaning more Walker than against. In any case, in all my years (I’m just short of 60) I’ve NEVER experienced the feeling of quiet determination that I felt in that line. It’s hard to describe. Maybe it’s the general knowledge of how vital this is for the whole country, and the silent determination was that of the weight of the whole country on our shoulders. Although I think the overall feel was more of a “do or die”, “life or death” attitude than anything else. That’s it. “life or death”. That’s the intensity, the quietness, the determination that I felt in that line.
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    Just got back from voting in east central Wisconsin. Polls opened at 7 am. I arrived at about 7:05 and there were two lines (one for each entrance), both going all the way down the halls and out the doors onto the sidewalks. Because there weren’t many to vote for, and because nobody is going to stand dithering about who they are going to vote for, things moved quickly. I voted by 7:15 and was vote number 85. When I left both lines were STILL all the way out to the streets. People are parking half a mile away and walking to the site, due to no place to park any closer. The lines were quiet. People seemed afraid to say anything about who they were going to vote for, for fear of starting violence. The attitude was one of “ok, let’s get this done” – like that of a fighter going into the ring. Concentrating. Intense. Quiet. Focused. I’ve never seen such an attitude in a voting line before.

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    I got to my polling place at 10:30am – line was out the door into the parking lot, as it had been when my husband was there an hour or so earlier. It took me a half an hour to get all the way through – I was #938 in a precinct with about 4200 registered voters, and 9.5 hours to go until polls close. I have never seen that kind of turnout, in any election I’ve voted in, since 1984 when I first was able to vote.

  21. The Caine Mutiny is a study in leadership and how it can break down when the wrong factors are in place. The viewers is presented with a by the book captain whose paranoia damned near sinks the ship, who is resisted by an officer who saves the ship and then must face a court marshal. The denouement comes when his reluctant advocate and defender portrayed by the late great actor Jose Ferrer impeaches the paranoid commander on cross examination. But the ending provides a further twist which is the moral point–at the time this movie was made Hollywood was interested in making moral points to its audience whereas now they mostly like George Clooney–they are empty and running on fumes. The point is made when he Ferrer ties one on and confronts the happy band of exonerated mutineers. He accuses them of causing the Caine Mutiny by refusing to act responsibly and support the captain. The classic line was you don’t support the captain because you like him. You support him because without him you are nothing. That should be the takedown line for big media. It is why people like Phil Griffin at msnbc–the exectutive who puts people like Sharpton out front should be treated like the traitor that he and his ilk most certainly are.

  22. One of my favorite Platters songs. I miss the days when singers actually sang, real melody and harmony and stuff.


  23. nobama,

    Brown’s massive oppo research has found no evidence to support another poster’s claim that Warren USED such stories “time and again to gain affirmative active or other special advantage in academia (or other professional context)”.

    Warren has produced evidence that her family was accepted by an Indian group in Oklahoma before any such issue.

  24. SaraK
    June 5th, 2012 at 2:09 pm
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    I agree. To me, the type of lies tha Elizabeth Warren made show her to be all about herself. I believe that type of attitude is best left outside of politics where a politician needs to care about the citizen, placing the citizen on the pedestal, not oneself. We see that type of attitude with the narcissist Obama.

  25. good news…

    According to Journal’s first set of exit poll data, Walker is winning independents 56% to 42%”

  26. To be clear. The captain in the above example is not Obama. When it comes to leadership he is nothing more than an apprentice seaman. The captain is a metaphor for the country.

  27. moononpluto
    June 5th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    good news…

    According to Journal’s first set of exit poll data, Walker is winning independents 56% to 42%”
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    That is great news Moon. Aren’t you sorry we didn’t bet. If we had I would not have minded paying.

  28. nomobama
    June 5th, 2012 at 2:24 pm
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    excellent point. A celebrity–famous for being famous and all about herself.

  29. HillaryforTexas
    June 5th, 2012 at 2:19 pm
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    Thank you for posting. A wonderful song with great lyrics.

  30. Interesting…

    What freedom means: since Walker effectively ended compulsory union dues, 34,073 out of 62,818 have chosen to leave AFSCME

    So more than half left. Any wonder the unions are having a fit over Walker.

  31. nomobama
    June 5th, 2012 at 2:27 pm
    turndownobama
    June 5th, 2012 at 2:20 pm
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    Source
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    Don’t. Feed. The. Troll.

  32. Warren identified herself to Harvard as a minority.

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    Identified to Harvard? Not on any application or correspondence to them. She was listed in their files as ‘white’.

    In some personal social interests context in some law journals she checked a box as “Native American”; that’s all. Her family was in fact involved with some Indian groups for a long time. Their ‘family lore’ has not been disproved: no blood evidence has been found either way.

    Accusing her (and her family) of ‘dishonesty’ is on a level of accusing Hillary of dishonesty for saying she was named for Sir Edmund (which sfaik has never been proved one way or the other).

  33. There are negative implications for the true native American population when people try to use that group for their own personal gain.
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    http://m.indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/05/31/elizabeth-warren-avoids-american-indian-media-115802

    Elizabeth Warren Avoids American Indian Media

    By Rob Capriccioso May 31, 2012

    WASHINGTON – As the controversy continues to swirl around U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren’s self-reported Cherokee ancestry, she has dodged several interview requests from the Native American press.

    A spokesman for the Warren campaign, Alethea Harney, said by telephone on May 15 that Warren would not do an interview with Indian Country Today Media Network at that time, but “want[ed] to keep the lines of communication open.”

    ICTMN had by that point requested multiple interviews with Warren in order for her to clarify her statements on her ancestry, to explain how she highlighted that self-reported ancestry while working in academia, as well as to examine the fall-out that has occurred in Indian country regarding identity issues as her campaign fiasco has stayed in the news.

    In the meantime, throughout the month of May, Warren continued to do interviews with the mainstream and local press, including national appearances on MSNBC.

    On May 25, after several more requests from ICTMN, Harney responded by e-mail, “Thanks for your request(s)! I will keep you posted. Thanks for understanding. Have a wonderful weekend.”

    To date, Warren has done no interviews with the American Indian press. There are dozens of tribal papers and national Native news outlets, including well-respected Cherokee outlets, that she could have reached out to in order to help calm the controversy and alleviate Native concerns about both her background and its impact on Indian citizens.

    In response to initial questions raised about her heritage in late April and early May, Warren issued statements saying that she listed herself as minority in academic directories in order to try to network with people like her. However, after becoming a professor at Harvard Law School, she stopped listing herself in the directories.

    Many Indians have asked why, if she wanted to meet people like her, didn’t she continue to list herself in the directories. Others have asked why she didn’t attend Native functions at Harvard if she wanted to meet people like her. Still others have asked whether she made attempts to directly reach out to the hundreds of Native faculty around the country. No evidence has come to light to date suggesting she took any of these actions.

    Warren has now also failed to connect with American Indians through the Native media—which is sounding alarm bells for Native journalists.

    “If she really wanted to include her Native heritage in this election, she should be talking to Native people through our Native media groups, so we can see what she has to say,” said Rhonda LeValdo-Gayton, president of the Native American Journalists Association. “It would also open up the communication lines so she can listen to what issues tribes need help on, get acquainted with the people, and to learn personal stories. I know personally, I am always willing to give an interview with our tribal media groups, do stories, whatever is needed to get those stories out there.”

    LeValdo, an Acoma Pueblo citizen, has been taking note of complaints that Warren has not done interviews with the Native press to date.

    “Like others before her and probably after her, she uses Native status for her own benefit,” added Ronnie Washines, past president of NAJA.

    “Tribes can adopt presidents, adopt actors, and even allow people to have great-great grandparents who are Native, but call upon [the adoptees] to open up to Native media [and it] only compels them to revert to selective access,” said Washines, a Yakama Nation reporter and citizen.

    Lori Edmo-Suppah, a Shoshone-Bannock tribal citizen and reporter, said that if Warren is Native, as she claims, “it seems the Native press would be the first she would want to do interviews with.”

    Added Edmo-Suppah, “Mainstream media rarely understands the issue of Native identity, so it’s no surprise she seeks them first. It’s time she be honest about her background.”

    In recent days, there have been plenty of revelations for Warren to elaborate on. Among them:

    The Boston Globe reported May 31 that Warren acknowledged for the first time “that she told Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania that she was Native American, but she continued to insist that race played no role in her recruitment.” “At some point after I was hired by them, I … provided that information to the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard,’’ she said in a statement. “My Native American heritage is part of who I am, I’m proud of it and I have been open about it.’’ The paper noted that Warren’s statement is “her first acknowledgment that she identified herself as Native American to the Ivy League schools. While she has said she identified herself as a minority in a legal directory, she has carefully avoided any suggestion during the last month that she took further actions to promote her purported heritage.”
    “A group of Cherokees have organized and launched a website disputing Elizabeth Warren’s claims to Native American heritage,” Politico reported May 30. “Some 150 people purporting to be ‘concerned’ members and descendants of three Cherokee tribes have put up a new website called ‘Cherokees Demand Truth From Elizabeth Warren.’” Reflected Cherokee Nation citizen and group organizer David Cornsilk: “My mom called me David Crockett when I was little, because my name is David. That doesn’t mean I’m related to David Crockett. 1/32 Cherokee means that her great-great-great grandparent would have been a full-blood and if you have someone who’s a full blood, that means that that person’s entire lineage from that point backward are full-blood. And it would be extremely difficult, and in my opinion impossible, to have not had some of those family members captured within that wide net of historic records.”
    The New England Historic Genealogical Society issued a clarification May 15, saying the group has “no proof that Elizabeth Warren’s great-great-great-grandmother O.C. Sarah Smith either is or is not of Cherokee descent” and that the society “has not expressed a position on whether Mrs. Warren has Native American ancestry, nor do we possess any primary sources to prove that she is.”
    The Boston Globe noted the society’s clarification in a correction. The paper had taken used the association’s earlier statements as indicating that Warren was 1/32nd Cherokee, but no primary document has ever been found to support that notion. The paper’s reports were used by many other media outlets as evidence that Warren was definitively 1/32nd Cherokee.
    Cornell Law School professor William A. Jacobson has claimed that genealogical records show that Warren’s ancestry includes a great-great-great grandfather who helped round up Cherokees in the days leading to the Trail of Tears. Warren has not addressed that claim.
    Native educators have raised concerns about Harvard’s role in promoting Warren as Native without any supporting documentation, asking whether this action took a position away from any Native citizens who may have applied during the time of Warren’s tenure.

  34. Basil: this is the kind of racket that Lucky Luciano–founder of the modern Mafia, and head of the Genovese family would appreciate: the union makes contributions to democrats so they can reach into the pockets of taxpayers and empty their wallet into union coffers so they can turn around and make more contributions to democrats so they can reach again into the pockets of taxpayers and steal their rings and jewelry so they can turn around and make more contributions to democrats so they can etc. well you get the picture. And the best part of it is it is all lawful, even though it is not legit. As one Wisconsin voter said to th coffee and markets guy Walker has opened our eyes to what is happening and they will never be shut again. And that is why I said right here that the unions were making a mistake with this strategy and suggested a less confrontational one that I still believe would have worked.

  35. H4T,

    I like the ad and the title, Moral Responsibility as well as its reference to fiscal responsibility.

  36. Update I: Bill Clinton not exactly a boon to Obama? We hope not. We’ve written for years that Bill and Barack on a stage diminishes Barack.

    The HotAirs note that Roger Simon’s fury ignores that Bill is not alone in tackling Obama on Bain/Romney. But the Simon article is wrong on many facts. An apoplectic, full of rage, Simon perpetuates the lies of the 2008 Obama campaign about Bill Clinton’s “fairy tale” line about Barack Obama. Simon also trots out the myths that it was a Hillary defeat in South Carolina and Clinton “race-baiting” that prompted Ted Kennedy and Caroline Kennedy to endorse Obama. Ted and Caroline had secretly decided before Iowa to endorse Obama (as had John Kerry). Further the “race-baiting came from Barack Obama not the Clintons.

    Bill Clinton hasn’t had this much fun in a long time and anyone who wants Obama defeated should help Bill Clinton as he slaps “supports” Obama in a very peculiar way instead of getting their jollies with sophomoric humor. As we wrote below, it’s not about Bill Cllinton, today is about Wisconsin and then on to November.

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  37. A couple of comments:

    – I am so looking forward to the defeat in WI; makes lamestream media look bad to those in the know; there are still huge numbers of ‘idiots’ useful or not that are all up His a$$; I am beginning to wonder if I had room in my lifeboat if I would save any of THEM.

    – Professional genealogists (like me) and even those family history buffs who have more than a little experience researching instead of just stealing others’ family history material are extremely opposed to those who ‘feign’ knowledge of family history. They have a great deal of disdain for those who can cite ‘legend’ and ‘oral history’ and fail to provide that footnote for accuracy in reporting. And, I can tell you firsthand there is no room in native american ranks for those who claim heritage that is false and live a life contrary to the teachings of their ancestors. Warren is a L.I.A.R. of the greatest magnitude. Period. And her defense is also given by one who asks for links for verification of information provided by others…go figure.

    – this little nugget comes from my FB community and I thought you would like to read the post and a response:

    DF: Baracknophobia: A fear of four more years.
    [A long listing of those who LIKE] and 14 others like this..

    SBW: Just to clarify, DF posted that comment. Not me. I’m not sure that I want any of these people in office. Republican, Democrat, or otherwise. Was really hoping that Hillary would win last time. This time, I’m not sure any of them are what we need in office.

  38. Tony Stark
    June 5th, 2012 at 2:32 pm
    ————-
    I can’t call her a troll lest I be referred to as one myself sometime in the future when I may disagree with the vast majority here on some other issue. Besides, I needed to put the Indian News link up that I am pretty sure no one else here has seen in the past. The native people are suspicious, too. Warren’s behavior damages their integrity somewhat.

  39. Another sign the POS doesn’t know who he is, where he is or what he’s doing.

    election gaffe

    President Barack Obama mistakenly confused Mitt Romney with his father George on Monday at a fund-raiser in New York – the latest in a string of election gaffes from US presidential candidates.

    Just like the 57 states, getting his birthday wrong and signing the royal guestbook with the date 2008 in, what was it, 2010?

    Are you paying attention, obots? Oh, wait, that’s beyond their “pay grade.”

    I have never heard a public speaker come up with so many corny phrases, from thingamajig to the constant reference to “stuff” to “pay grade” which is not in the popular lexicon and which I had to look up.

    Then of course he “evolves” on his 18- degree changing opinions.

    I have had enough of him, the dims, the WI recall charade and the hostile takeover attempt of the country.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/barackobama/9311485/Barack-Obama-calls-Mitt-Romney-George-in-latest-election-gaffe.html

  40. Jackson hole:

    http://www.thewrap.com/movies/column-post/jackson-browne-lost-loves-nukes-composing-and-obama-v-edwards-42636?page=0,3

    Are you involved in the presidential campaign?
    No, I’m not. Actually I sort of turned a corner and decided that one of the problems in our political system is the money. However, I’m involved politically, and I’m very interested in the Occupy (Wall Street) movement.

    I’m very interested in what people do individually and in groups, and it wouldn’t and shouldn’t be a fucking surprise to anybody that I’m going to vote for Obama — but honestly Obama once again has joined the ranks of the lesser of two evils. The great parade of people that the progressives get to vote for who are the lesser of two evils and who don’t really represent what I believe in any overwhelming balance.

    But you’re not gonna —
    No, I’m not going to raise money for people who don’t really…

    Look, Obama told me in a personal conversation that he wasn’t up for any new (nuclear) plants. Obviously, he changed his mind at some point. But what a surprise that one of his main supporters is the energy company, Exelon –– which has nuclear plants — and that he would suddenly change his policy.

    I don’t know what we would expect. He’s just as a beholden to the people who put him in office as any of the Republicans would be. But what’s a mystery to me is how he installed pretty much the exact same infrastructure in his administration that deals with finances as the administration that we thought we voted out. That’s really a shocker.

    It’s a game of chicken. So I’m not going to participate. Every day it’s like a fever. Like, “Oh my God, if we don’t have $27,000 by tonight the DCC won’t think we’re being effective.” I mean I’m sorry, I can’t.

  41. BASIL99
    June 5th, 2012 at 2:57 pm
    ———–
    LOL! Well, I can, but I won’t. I had a thought… surprise! lol. I won’t call her a troll, but maybe Mrs. Colmes would suffice?

  42. Stick this up your wazoo Obama…..

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/obama_administration/june_2012/clinton_remains_the_most_popular_cabinet_member_holder_the_least

    Hillary Clinton continues to be the most favored member of President Obama’s Cabinet, and she’s also the most well-known.

    Fifty-three percent (53%) of Likely U.S. Voters have a favorable opinion of the secretary of State. Conversely, just seven percent (7%) hold a favorable view of the newest Cabinet member, Chief of Staff Jack Lew.

    Attorney General Eric Holder is the least-liked Cabinet member, with 47% of voters who share an unfavorable opinion of him. Holder has been at the center of several controversies while in office.

    Clinton, Holder, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner are the only Cabinet members who are recognized by more than 50% of voters. In the case of all the other Cabinet members, the majority of voters do not know enough about them to formulate an opinion.

  43. turndownobama
    June 5th, 2012 at 2:20 pm
    ————-
    Source

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

    I posted this evidence recently. An Indian group published a cookbook called “Pow Wow Chow” edited by her cousin, which included recipies contributed by Elizabeth and her mother.

  44. Get it right…..The Concern Troll or as i like to refer…The Fake Muckspreading windbag.

  45. I guess I should have realized that Jackson Browne was very, very liberal, but I never thought about it. Well, I like his music from about 20-30 years ago, now not so much. “Running on Empty” is a great song, and so apropos for his comments about Obama. Voting for Obama makes him look stupid, though, as he has pointed out how much of a liar Obama is, but he’ll still give him his precious and valuable vote. Ninny.

  46. nomobama

    Obama looks creepier than normal in the picture with Bill Clinton posted on the Drudge Report.

    ——–
    He looks like a real pin head.

  47. I hardly agree with her on much, but turndownobama has supported Sarah Palin in the past. That is a good thing in my opinion. I am a fair person, and try to be fair to most everyone. I can’t seem to help that Libran trait.

  48. OMG.

    I find this sickening and, unfortunately, prevalent.

    In Wisconsin the Teacher’s Union Prez brags about sending info home with all K-8 students telling their parents to turn out to vote for Barrett.

    He says the union has organized buses to get people to polls and rallies in support of Barrett.

    Same thing is happening in my little community – not for Barrett, of course – but to get parents to turn out for different issues up for vote and tell them which lever to pull for different propositions.

    It is beyond sickening. We, as taxpayers, do not pay schools to indoctrinate kids and parents. School is supposed to be about objective education.

    Check the audience in the clip. Check the people on the stage. Isn’t that Jackson?

    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/06/05/Milwaukee-Teachers-Union-Pres-Brags-About-Pushing-Recall-In-Classrooms

  49. Elizabeth Warren’s recipes sound familiar
    Howie Carr By Howie Carr

    Elizabeth Warren, the fake Indian, has another problem with the Pow Wow Chow cookbook.

    It seems that at least two of her “special recipes passed down through the Five Tribes families” are identical to ones from The New York Times [NYT] that were printed in 1979.

    And they’re not just from any eatery either — the recipes came from Le Pavillon, the fabulous French restaurant that domin-ated le haute cuisine in Man– hattan from 1941 to 1966.

    Amazing, too, that Granny’s recipes for Crab With Tomato Mayonnaise Dressing, and Cold Omelets With Crab Meat, while no doubt popular along the Trail of Tears, were likewise tres populaire with Le Pavillon’s Beaut-iful People clientele.

    As Pierre Franey, the Pav-illon chef and original author of the recipes put it, “The dish was a great favorite of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor and Cole Porter.”

    http://bostonherald.com/news/columnists/view/20220519lizs_recipes_sound_familiar

    Cole Porter was an Indian? Who knew?

    Granny’s 1984 Crab With Tom-ato Mayonnaise Dressing is a word-for-word recreation of Franey’s 1979 recipe. And I do mean, word for word.

  50. There are negative implications for the true native American population when people try to use that group for their own personal gain.

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

    Warren did not try to use it for her own personal gain. Implying that she did, is unfair debating.

  51. Hundreds of Cherokees form new group to challenge Elizabeth Warren
    Comments
    Permalink
    Posted by William A. Jacobson Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 6:45am

    A new group of over 150 Cherokees and growing has formed with the purpose of forcing Elizabeth Warren to give up her false claim to Cherokee heritage.

    The group has a new blog, Cherokees Demand Truth from Elizabeth Warren, and corresponding Facebook page:

    Cherokees Demand Truth from Elizabeth Warren is a group of authentic Cherokees and descendants devoted to sharing the truth about our history. Our mission is to help people understand what a real Cherokee is and to show why Elizabeth Warren claiming to be Cherokee without proof is harmful and offensive to us.

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/05/hundreds-of-cherokees-form-new-group-to-challenge-elizabeth-warren/

  52. Bill Clinton hasn’t had this much fun in a long time and anyone who wants Obama defeated should help Bill Clinton as he slaps “supports” Obama.

    I can see it now, Hillary’s phone is ringing off the hook where Barry is screaming on the other end at her, “Reel in your husband, he is making me look like a fool.”

    Hillary: “Really? I don’t have time to keep calling Bill, I have a job to do fixing problems in the rest of the world…….your call is breaking up, gotta go, talk to you soon.”

    The plane is filled with the sound of Hillary’s laughter.

    Exit to black.

  53. I hardly agree with her on much, but turndownobama has supported Sarah Palin in the past. That is a good thing in my opinion. I am a fair person, and try to be fair to most everyone. I can’t seem to help that Libran trait.

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

    😉 I’m Virgo/Libra, it’s in our stars.

    Some of these charges against Warren do remind me of charges against Sarah (and of CDS when they were accusing Bill of being a ‘serial liar’).

  54. Apologies to other bloggers. Sometimes I just can’t help poking the “The Fake Muckspreading windbag.” It’s just so easy to do. Type a few words in the search bar and voila – a plethora of proof against the contrarian-of-the-day topic pops up.

    Especially during the lull waiting for the WI recall election results. 4.5 hours to go. Fingers crossed that the dim fraud being reported on various sites doesn’t keep Walker down.

  55. admin
    June 5th, 2012 at 1:33 pm
    —————————
    Whether it is Walker in Wisconsin or Brown in California, the chief executive office of the state has no choice. He must face economic reality. Obama can take five and do a little blow, while his big media accolytes blow him, but other politicians are not so favored by the stars as he is. Left by the side of the creek–or Chicago river, in swaddling clothes–or a 23 skiddoo raccon jacket with a pimp hat attached, and raised by gentle people–like Franklin Marshall Davis, George Soros and his loving devoted Madonna, and nursed by a steady supply of booze and blow, inspired by the uplifting sermons of his spiritual mentor, and giving it all back to the community through his devoted friendship to Bomber Bill Ayers, Obama became the prince of peace we see today, plunking off enemies real and imagined with his drone aircraft. What an endearing man he is so sayeth big media, who cannot tell a lie. The most beautiful part of the whole story is he did it all for us, not himself, just us.

  56. Elizabeth Warren claiming to be Cherokee without proof is harmful and offensive to us.

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

    They sound kind of raaacist. But have they objected to the anti-Indian jokes the rightwing sites are using?

  57. Uh Oh……trouble brewing.

    Breaking : House panel says wiretap information on ‘Fast and Furious’ was available to Obama administration officials

  58. Pow Wow Chow is hardly proof of anything… other than she may have plagiarized some of the recipes she provided and described as being passed down through her family. I realize Basil has already posted a link about this, but here is another one. By the way, maybe it’s just not Elizabeth who has issues, but her whole family may have some type of mental disorder.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2146628/Elizabeth-Warrens-Pow-Wow-Chow-Cherokee-recipes-word-word-COPIES-famous-FRENCH-chefs-techniques.html

  59. Good on the pro-Walker turnout. I will be interested in reading about cheating, and the methods of it later tonight and tomorrow. Barrett will be the benefactor of that, yet I pray it doesn’t help him win. All states must prepare themselves, as Florida is doing now, to prevent mass cheating on election day.

  60. That 3% poll was PPP who are the Democrats biggest bias cheerleaders, they always pull that crap of close elections. They have been caught out on quite a few occasions.

  61. More on Teacher’s Unions in WI campaigning on the taxpayer dime for political candidates.

    And, surprise, guess who helped WI teacher Union Prez Peterson get his job?

    If you said Ayers you are right.

    Teachers union president brags about pushing Walker recall in schools

    By Kyle Olson
    EAGnews.org

    MILWAUKEE – Anyone who claims that teachers unions exist to improve public education is misinformed or lying.

    The unions have become blatantly political organizations that spend most of their time and resources trying to maintain their domination of public schools and school budgets. When an occasional reformer, like Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, comes along and questions their self-serving agendas, they turn into political assassination machines.

    And they are not ashamed to use taxpayer-funded schools to push their agendas.

    The latest evidence comes from Milwaukee Teachers Education Association President Bob Peterson, who boasted this week about his union’s efforts to sway voters, including high school students, to recall Walker in today’s election.

    Specifically, Peterson bragged about a district-wide program to put flyers of union propaganda in the backpacks of students. He also claimed credit for the union’s effort to physically drive parents and students to the polls to vote.

    “We are, as a union, making some changes. We’re talking about reinventing ourselves and one of the things we’ve done this year is put full effort into changing the political process. … We got the district to pass out flyers to every K-8 student – the backpack flyer – to go home that says ‘go vote.’ We have teachers that organized buses at schools to bring parents out, high school students out. And finally, for the next 48 hours, that’s what we’re going to be doing – just get out to vote.”

    While the message “go vote” may seem innocent enough, everyone knows what Peterson and his union are talking about. They have blatantly campaigned for Walker’s removal for months, and are perfectly aware that Milwaukee has millions of registered voters who identify with the Democratic Party. A big turnout in Milwaukee could play a major role in the outcome of the recall election

    http://eagnews.org/teachers-union-president-brags-about-pushing-walker-recall-in-schools/

  62. nomobama
    June 5th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Sorry, nomobama, but plagiarism is a huge deal for anyone involved with writing, including political candidates.

  63. From the ‘scaredy’ thread:
    “Walker wins and WI will vote Romney, bank it!”

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

    Maybe this was supposed to be predictive rather than causative, but if the latter, it would be appropriate for Romney, an advocate of voodoo economics.

  64. “I let people know about my Native American heritage in a national directory of law school personnel. At some point after I was hired by them, I also provided that information to the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard”

    That’s a quote from the liar herself.

    Far as I can tell, she and Obama are two peas in a pod. He let people think he was born in Kenya for 16 years. She let people think she was Native American for years.

    Both of them lied.

  65. Do note: the following article is by Roger L. Simon who blogs at Pajama Media. The maggot who blogs at Politico, blows Obama and castigates the Clintons, is simply Roger Simon the maggot. Good Roger L Simon says this:

    “Meanwhile, according to White House Dossier, our president is off to hold six fundraisers in one day. Who are these people that are still giving money to this charlatan? What is their motivation? Cultural suicide? Or are they simply Solyndra-style gangsters looking for a billion dollar handout? Or are they waiting to hear the president’s new plan to “save health care” in his second term?”

    (My answer: they are traitors)
    —————————-

    America Gets a Wake-Up Call
    By Roger L Simon

    Reading the unemployment numbers for May (can you imagine what the real ones would be?), your lefty-liberal friends should be ashamed of themselves — at least those that aren’t committed, Cloward-Piven style, to the fall of the U.S. You know, those who wish to bankrupt our country so that it can be rebuilt as a glorious socialism… like, say, Czechoslovakia circa 1962.

    But what we have may be worse than Cloward–Piven. It’s accidental Cloward-Piven. Cloward-Piven out of ineptitude.

    I don’t need to see Obama’s hidden college grades. I know he’s a failure.

    I don’t need to read The Amateur. I know he’s an amateur.

    The sad thing is we are all paying for it — not to mention our children and our children’s children.

    We’re not about to become Greece. We are Greece. Those of us who live in California are already Greece squared.

    Liberalism is not only dead, it’s decomposed. We’d better inter it this November or we are all fools.

    The thing about modern liberalism that most liberals don’t see is that it is so unbelievably square and conventional, so hopelessly old-fashioned. It is the most unexamined of unexamined wisdom. It’s not even an ideology. It’s a pose.

    And leftism is just a massive form of social sadism that leads to the totalitarian state.

    Meanwhile, according to White House Dossier, our president is off to hold six fundraisers in one day. Who are these people that are still giving money to this charlatan? What is their motivation? Cultural suicide? Or are they simply Solyndra-style gangsters looking for a billion dollar handout? Or are they waiting to hear the president’s new plan to “save health care” in his second term? (Can you imagine what that will be? Maybe someone will read it this time.)

    If I were one of those people, I’d be too humiliated even to show up. And if I were Obama, I would resign.

    If it sounds like I’ve had enough, I have. I love this country. I never dreamed I would see it go down the drain in such an extraordinarily rapid fashion.

    Get out your pitchforks, citizens. It’s time to throw these clowns out.

  66. It is easy to see why they say keep your friends close and your enemies closer. For Bill to campaign alongside the grinning maniacal obama, say party line things about him, and then slip a shiv into his backside is one form of this lost art. And what can Obama do about it. He needs Bill’s help so he has no choice but to stand their grinning, waving and gritting his teeth. This is the calling of Nemesis, and it eats away at his sociopath brain like nothing he has ever experienced before. And, coming now, it plays nicely into the act out stage, and suggests that we may yet hope for a mental breakdown by Barack between now and November. Lord willing and the creek don’t rise.

  67. SaraK
    June 5th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    “Both of them lied.”

    Bingo.

    Maybe it’s inherently impossible for one liar to recognize another? Maybe they think lying is normal and everyone does it? Maybe?

  68. By the way, maybe it’s just not Elizabeth who has issues, but her whole family may have some type of mental disorder.

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

    And the Indian group who published the cookbook edited by Elizabeth’s cousin (1984 iirc) must have mental disorders too? I posted about that group recently too.

    First the accusation is that Elizabeth made up the whole thing and saying her whole family believed it and told it to her (like Sir Edmund) was just a fake. The existence of the cookbook proves that the family not only believed they had Indian heritage but so did the Indian organization that published the cookbook.

  69. More of BC sticking in “the shiv.”

    US Already in ‘Recession,’ Extend Tax Cuts: Bill Clinton
    Published: Tuesday, 5 Jun 2012 | 4:01 PM ET

    Clinton told CNBC Tuesday that the US economy already is in a recession and urged Congress to extend all the tax cuts due to expire at the end of the year.

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/47693595

  70. More defecting dims?

    Senate-dems-blast-leaks-about-iranian-cyberattacks

    Feinstein joins chorus of disapproval aimed toward the POS.

    Senate Democrats blast national security leak on Iran cyber-attack
    By Jeremy Herb – 06/05/12 03:02 PM ET

    The Democratic chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday expressed worry that leaks to press about a cyber attack on Iran authorized by the Obama administration could lead to a counter-attack on the U.S.

    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) joined other senior Senate Democrats in expressing serious concerns about the leak, which detailed a cyber attack intended to harm Iran’s nuclear program. Some Republicans argue the information was leaked to help President Obama’s re-election campaign.

    Feinstein said the fact that the U.S. is launching cyber attacks against other countries could “to some extent” provide justification for cyberattacks against the U.S.

    “This is like an avalanche. It is very detrimental and candidly, I found it very concerning,” Feinstein told reporters Tuesday. “There’s no question that this kind of thing hurts our country.”

    http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/policy-and-strategy/230985-senate-dems-blast-leaks-about-iranian-cyberattacks

  71. Brief WHI update.

    “I would ask that you watch closely if Governor Walker is victorious. Watch closely the reactions of the Big Labor operatives. I fear an outbreak of violence that portends what I am even more certain is to come later this year. If Big Labor loses, they will dispute the outcome. They will do so with much aggression, and with the unofficial but always present support of the Obama White House.”

  72. jbstonesfan: is there some way I can get a hold of you? I know we have tried before, but have not succeeded. Admin has my email address, and I expect that Admin has yours too. I hereby give Admin permission to send you mine, if she is willing.

  73. “I would ask that you watch closely if Governor Walker is victorious. Watch closely the reactions of the Big Labor operatives. I fear an outbreak of violence that portends what I am even more certain is to come later this year. If Big Labor loses, they will dispute the outcome. They will do so with much aggression, and with the unofficial but always present support of the Obama White House.”
    ————————-
    Can we expect them to be that stupid? Well, ya know, some of them rode busses to get there, and will be dreading that long bus ride back–that trail of tears–that vast army in retreat, when as McArthur said retreat is a retrograde maneuver. Oh the pity of it all. When the aftershock hits them, they may be inclined to have a brewsky or two–or ten. What happens after that is anyone’s guess.

  74. Type a few words in the search bar and voila – a plethora of proof against the contrarian-of-the-day topic pops up.

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

    See what the search turns up for “Hillary Bosnia sniper” or “Hillary Sir Edmund” or various topics used against Bill or Sarah. Usually the first few screens are junk, and sometimes the target never bothers to really engage with the non-issue.

  75. The Democratic chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday expressed worry that leaks to press about a cyber attack on Iran authorized by the Obama administration could lead to a counter-attack on the U.S.
    ——————-
    Racist b? To criticize Obama is unthinkable. The solution is simple: make it official. Move aside Carney. Make way for a real man. From this day hence, Terrorism Czar John Brennan will be the press secretary on matters relating to terrorism, and to advance Obama’s excellent re election prospects he is authorized to disclose to the media and by extension our enemies, all information material to our capabilties, secret plans, operations in progress, and those who have been helping us around the world covertly, just as he has been doing with the approval of Obama for over three years.

  76. Same kind of amnesty messiah obama provided to telecommunications companies who were spying on Americans.

  77. SaraK
    June 5th, 2012 at 4:02 pm
    “I let people know about my Native American heritage in a national directory of law school personnel. At some point after I was hired by them, I also provided that information to the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard”

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

    Do you have a cite with context for this? It’s hardly damning as is.

  78. jbstonesfan
    June 5th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    The most recent poll had Walker up 3%. It’s going to be very close.

    ——-
    jbstonesfan, I think this is the most positive poll I have seen you post.

    The glass isn’t always half empty. 😉

  79. The problem with abandoning all working class people in favor of social liberals is simple. There are not nearly enough of them to make a dent in the political universe.

  80. For those of you that are not listening to my above link on voter fraud witness above:

    Guy called in to a radio show, is on a bus, one of 4 buses of folks FROM Michigan, being bussed to VOTE in Wisconsin. The buses are organized by some auto union in Michigan.

    GrayHound size buses, full and the guy thinks there are more, free lunches and goodies. (Cheating votes for Democrats)

  81. Shadowfax,

    Saw that. Apparently, the organizers have not informed the passengers it’s illegal to vote in a state in which one does not reside.

  82. For those of you that are not listening to my above link on voter fraud witness above:

    Guy called in to a radio show, is on a bus, one of 4 buses of folks FROM Michigan, being bussed to VOTE in Wisconsin. The buses are organized by some auto union in Michigan.

    GrayHound size buses, full and the guy thinks there are more, free lunches and goodies. (Cheating votes for Democrats)
    —————–
    They should let them vote, sequester those votes, and place them in handcuffs–and let the great state of Wisconsin pay for their meals and lodging behind bars.

  83. Basil

    Apparently, the organizers have not informed the passengers it’s illegal to vote in a state in which one does not reside.

    ——-
    As if anyone on the planet doesn’t know voting in another state’s election isn’t fraud.

  84. They should let them vote, sequester those votes, and place them in handcuffs–and let the great state of Wisconsin pay for their meals and lodging behind bars.
    ——————-
    The Dane County Judge who threw out the voter id law should be held responsible for this by the people of Wisconsin, for disenfanishing them by allowing illegal voters to vote.

  85. They should let them vote, sequester those votes, and place them in handcuffs–and let the great state of Wisconsin pay for their meals and lodging behind bars.

    ——
    What is the charge, cost and any jail time on something like this, or just a slap on the wrist?

    They should have their voting rights taken away for 25 years and a fine of $500 each.

  86. “The Caine Mutiny is a study in leadership and how it can break down when the wrong factors are in place.”
    ***
    Perhaps the most likely explanation for Bill’s “behavior”. Until I read you Cain Mutiny piece, my assumption was that Bill was engaged in pay-back for “the Clinton’s are racists”, etc. smears. Now I am wondering if Bill has been getting reports from Hillary and others about how far Obama has gone over the psycho-patholic cliff and Bill is trying to do his “patriotic” duty.

    The NYT hagiographers have validated a lot of the “rumors” about Obama and his fixation with the “kill selections”. In addition, there are complaints from big donors and senior members of Congress that Obama has become a “recluse”, acts like a “coo coo clock” (pops in pops out) at big fund raisers, etc. For me, the fact that the 6000 word NYT story was published, suggests that Obama is now rejecting any restraints by his handlers. I can’t imagine that Valerie thought that story was a god idea.

  87. So tell me this: where are the 550 dnc lawyers and Holder Justice Department who came to Wisconsin to deter voter fraud on this one? Nowhere I am sure.

  88. I posted that video up on FB, and my FB page is to all Hillary Supporters, 99% except my family and a few friends.

    I hope it goes viral.

  89. Water spurt!
    ROTF!

    “The Dane County Judge who threw out the voter id law should be held responsible for this by the people of Wisconsin, for disenfanishing them by allowing illegal voters to vote.”

    Especially the disenfanishing part.

    😉

  90. Same link as Shadowfax at 5:28.

    On WMAL’s The Chris Plante Show today a Michigan resident by the name of “Mike” called in to discuss how he had infiltrated a Michigan Union’s organized bus convoy, en-route to vote in the Wisconsin recall election for Democrats.

    The caller claimed that Michigan’s “Democrat Unions” had organized a convoy of 4 buses, filled with Michigan Democrats, with the intention of voting for Tom Barrett in the Wisconsin recall election.

    Caller “Mike” describes “Greyhound size buses, filled to capacity” with a good amount of “freebies” available, “They treated me to lunch!”

    The caller also points out that the organizers did not tell union riders that it is illegal to vote in Wisconsin if you’re from another state.

  91. Calm down, moononpluto. There’s still plenty of time for the dimothugs to steal the election.

    😡

  92. Carney breaks the news o the POS doesn’t givead@mn..

    “A race where one side is outspending the other by a ratio of at least 8 to 1 probably won’t tell us much about a future race,” press secretary Jay Carney said.

    “I know the president is aware of the election. I think he’s got some other responsibilities,” Carney said. “I know that he’s not following it minute by minute … You know that he tweeted about it earlier. He stands with the Democratic candidate, Mayor Barrett, in this race.”

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/06/05/jay-carney-dont-draw-too-many-conclusions-about-november-from-a-scott-walker-victory/

  93. SaraK,

    There are still several hours left. I hope Drudge is right but I put nothing past the POS.

  94. Drudge: EXIT POLLS: RESULTS SIMILAR TO ELECTION 2 YEARS AGO, SOURCES TELL DRUDGE… ‘5 POINT MARGIN’… DEVELOPING…

    All Drudge is saying so far is that the 2012 exit polls look like the 2010 exit polls. It’s a good sign.

  95. SHV
    June 5th, 2012 at 5:50 pm
    —————-
    Yes. Sharper than a serpents tooth, Bill’s praise of Romney and those friendly innocent little jabs against Obama–like I am the only president who balanced four budgets in a row.

    The difference between a friendly little jab and a gut punch is not just a matter of force, it can also be a matter of timing. And the timing here with the polls going down, the big media balloon losing altitude, the donors closing their wallets–88% of those who had contributed last time by now have not done so– is exquisite.

    I do not know how this feels to a sociopath, but to an ordinary mortal like me it would feel a bit claustrophobic–like being buried alive. I am no doctor, but my best guess is it this may hasten his inevitable descent into the act out stage.

  96. I know the president is aware of the election. I think he’s got some other responsibilities,” Carney said. “I know that he’s not following it minute by minute
    ———————–
    Not to get too clinical here, but:

    “the third thing I noticed (in studying Obama) was that he was unusually imperturbable owing to his sense of entitlement and magic thinking”.

    Dr. Sam Vaknin analyzes Barack Obama (Part 1)


    at 2:50

  97. All Drudge is saying so far is that the 2012 exit polls look like the 2010 exit polls. It’s a good sign.
    —————
    And a good sign for November even though big media will tell you it has no impact. Here is a trick question: when is the last time you caught big media accidentally telling the truth. Answer: never.

  98. I’m really glad I don’t live in WI with this voting drama going on, at least they have set up websites and places to call in shenanigans going on.

    —-
    [snip]

    WisPolitics.com also reports that calls have gone out to voters telling them that if they signed the recall, they did not need to vote.

    While officials with Election Protection said they weren’t able to substantiate the ‘do not vote’ calls, they did send out an email Tuesday afternoon that read: “Robocalls telling voters who signed the recall petitions or voted in the recall primary that they do not need to vote … could not be further from the truth. If you’ve received this type of call, disregard it, call Election Protection and head to the polls.”

    Jacobs also says the group caught a poll observer surreptitiously videotaping at the polls. State laws differ on polling place videography, but taking photos or video of people voting is generally discouraged.

    In all, Election Protection said it had so far received 594 calls of voter issues. A full report on every call can be found at Our Vote Live, a website that logs election-related problems.

    http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/washington-whispers/2012/06/05/scott-walker-recall-disturbed-by-voter-issues

  99. “but my best guess is it this may hasten his inevitable descent into the act out stage.”
    __________

    Yes, I believe it entirely possible for Obama to completely loose it- He has reached a point where he cannot RUN-A-WAY. The campaign trail, the rally’s, the fundraisers are all (negative) opportunities for serious questions from audience members holding him to account. Hecklers not withstanding… The only distractions left for him are lining up Drone attacks, fooling himself, pretending he is playing war games in simulation. When in his case, his war games are with real people, the enemy and civilians alike. This is his only outlet- except for sneaking a little reefer dressed as a cigarette.

    His mind is not set up for this kind of pressure. When all his avenues for escaping the pressure are closed, he will suddenly realize and he is unable to runaway from himself- he’ll crack-

    another big push, after the Bill Clinton reality sinks in… and he’s done.

  100. “Yes, I believe it entirely possible for Obama to completely loose it- He has reached a point where he cannot RUN-A-WAY.”
    ********
    I had always thought that there was a good chance that Obama would not run for a second term. His history was that of a con man’s sense of self preservation; move on after 3-4 years before he is exposed. He hates the job and at some level he must know that another four years will destroy any chance of a positive legacy. Was it that the big money backers wouldn’t let him off the hook or have the drone killings moved him well beyond his “smartest person in the room” fantasy to another level of unreality????

  101. Is This Barack Obama’s Pre-Convention Seance Ritual? (WHI RELATED)

    WI so desperate they hold “Omming Seance” At WI Capitol

    Fearing they might lose today’s recall election, Democrats in Wisconsin stage an odd ceremony at the State Capitol. Was this what a now deceased political operative heard from Barack Obama and Valerie Jarrett moments before Obama took the stage at the Democratic National Convention in 2008?


    NOW REMEMBER THIS UPDATE FROM OUR OWN WHITE HOUSE INSIDER?

    Insider: Oh yeah…he was there. He was helping organize it all. That’s how he got so close…closer than I had ever been to Obama up to then.

    UM: And he didn’t think of the convention as a success? Is that right?

    Insider: No, that’s not right. Everyone knew the convention was a success. Can’t deny that…what a show, right?

    …it’s what he saw behind the…behind the scenes.

    UM: From the president?

    Insider: He wasn’t the f–cking president yet. He was still just a do-nothin’ Senator bought and paid for by those Chicago boys.

    UM: Explain what your friend saw – “behind the scenes” as you put it.

    Insider: Oh…what he saw – what he saw…yes indeed. What he saw was sh-t that didn’t feel right. What he saw was…was a guy who came in draggin’ and a guy who left bouncin’ off the f-cking walls. What he saw…what he heard was a godd-mn…dammit…I’m forgettin’ how he told it. The term he used…

    UM: The chant?

    Insider: Yeah – the chant…but he used a term for it and I can’t…it was a word…ah, dammit to hell…

    UM: How about you go back to the coming in dragging part…explain that a bit more.

    Insider: Not much to explain…Obama comes in…he’s been there already right. Several practice runs…fired up the teleprompter, going over the stage marks…all the typical sh-t. When he’s out practicing…the family is all there, right? But when he’s in the back area…no family. They are…they are in different areas. My friend – he thought that was a bit odd.

    UM: The president – Barack Obama…he appeared fine during the rehearsals?

    Insider: Sure-sure…he wasn’t close to Obama at that point – but he could see him from a distance…could hear him. He sounded…looked like the candidate on television. The interviews. Smooth. Confident. Charismatic.

    UM: But then?

    Insider: But…then…later in the back area. Like a meet n greet area…and an adjoining room. Private. Closed off. So my friend is back there…some others too – they are hoping to catch the candidate coming in. You know…everybody wants to shake his hand. All that sh-t.

    UM: And Obama comes in.

    Insider: Yeah – like I said…draggin’. He’s…he looks wiped. Wiped out. His color is all off. His eyes…he barely…my friend says…my friend SAID…he looked right through them. Like his eyes couldn’t focus enough to see them…and a big fella…Black guy…he was…it looked like he was holding Obama up. Making their way to the-the room…the private area.

    UM: Did everyone notice Obama’s condition?

    Insider: I don’t know – my friend didn’t say anything about that…but he sure as hell noticed. He thought maybe Obama had gotten sick…it’s not uncommon on the campaign trail. You eat some sh-t food sometimes.

    …so Obama is holed up in this room. People are kinda mingling about I guess…maybe ten, fifteen minutes go by. Then a couple folks march on in – that’s how he put it to me…they marched on in…very purposeful. One looked like Secret Service…the other was a woman. Didn’t get too specific. Wish he would have but he didn’t. The woman goes in – the other fella…he stays outside the door. She’s in there for maybe another five minutes…she comes back out and tells ‘em to clear the hall. Clear out. Says they need about ten minutes to prepare.

    UM: Prepare?

    Insider: That’s what he told me – she said they needed a little time to prepare.

    UM: For what?

    Insider: Hell if I know.

    UM: So did he clear out with the others? Your friend?

    Insider: No…he goes up to the guy outside the door…outside the room Obama, the big fella, and the woman are in. He’s just concerned…wants to know if he can help in any way. You know, maybe go get something for a bad stomach?

    …But the guy outside the door – he ain’t messin’. It’s all business. Serious. He pushes my friend right on the chest – hard…tells him to step away and to clear the hall. And that’s where…that’s when he hears the chanting. The…he said it sounded like…like a…Gregory chant. That’s the term he used. A Gregory chant.

    UM: Gregorian?

    Insider: Eh? Greg…yeah…Gregorian.

    UM: Was your friend Catholic?

    Insider: Catholic…I…I don’t know. But that was the term there…Gregorian. It sounded like a Gregorian chant coming from the room…the room Obama was holed up inside.

    UM: Could they have been praying? Singing?

    Insider: Maybe..but…this group…the Obamas…prayin’ has never seemed like their thing. The team…they had a bunch of religion jokes you know. Even by then it seemed clear to most of us…like I just told you – Obama is an atheist. Now I’ve developed that little line of reason…0f reasoning later – down the road…but we all figured it then too.

    UM: And his wife – Michelle…no sign of her?

    Insider: I don’t think so…like he told me…they were never together except on that stage. No wife. No kids. Not until it was showtime apparently.

    UM: So what then? Your friend is stopped outside the door and he hears…he hears what is described as chanting…is he the only one around at this point?

    Insider: Don’t know that – he didn’t say.

    He cleared out – like they told him.

    UM: Does he mention this to anyone else there?

    Insider: Then? I don’t know…he would mention it later though. I do know that. He told it to some others…that’s a big part of this…where this story…where this is headed. It’s where he f-cked up. It’s where…it’s…(trails off)

    UM: That’s not it…tell about when he sees Obama come out of the room again.

    Insider: Yeah…it’s maybe 20 or 30 minutes later…he makes his way back into the hall…there’s already a bunch of people there. Somehow the message went out to come back in…I don’t know. So they’re all mingling…the mood is great. Nothing being said about Obama being sick, or acting strange…nothing.

    UM: But your friend is still wondering…concerned?

    Insider: Oh yeah…that seems natural, right? The guy who is gonna accept the nomination on national television…the guy who is probably gonna be the next President of the United States…he is carried into a room not more than an hour ago? Hell yes you would think he would be wondering what the f-ck is up with that.

    UM: But nobody else was concerned?

    Insider: I told you – I DON”T KNOW THAT.

    UM: Right then…go ahead. Keep going…

    Insider: So…you got about…there’s a ton a people now waiting to see the…to see Obama make his way out into the hall. The ceremony is firing up…you can hear the enormous crowd in the stadium…whatever worries there might have been…people mighta just forgot them. Easy to do in that kind of environment. It’s a f-cking rock concert you know. A convention…that last night…the build up…an amazing thing. Like a drug those moments. You get a taste of it…you want more.

    UM: So Obama comes back out – he leaves that room.

    Insider: Michelle Obama comes out first.

    UM: She does? But she never went in…

    Insider: Obviously she went in at some point…just…my friend didn’t see that. He wasn’t around. Just…just shut up and let me do this…get through this. Keep your mouth shut for a bit…

    …Obama’s wife comes out, there’s another woman carrying a bag thing. That would be makeup. Pretty sure of that. She was always…the amount of cover that Obama wears…I told you about that before right? Cakes that sh-t on. 24/7. It’s why his color seems to change so much…different brand, or product…something like that.

    So they come out…the First Lady – soon to be…Michelle…she just walks on by. Not a word to anyone. She’s got a secret service guy who is alongside her. Out she goes and not a word. My friend notices somebody puts their hand on her – trying to say high or something…it’s harmless…but the Secret Service fella, he is right there to intervene. Pushes this other woman…she gets pushed back and the…Obama’s wife…she just keeps on walking. No smile – nothin’.

    Another five minutes or so and out comes Obama and a few others – the big fella from earlier, the woman who went in after them, and now there appears to be a couple of Secret Service alongside them.

    UM: Was that woman Jarrett?

    Insider: Told you – don’t know. He…my friend – he didn’t say…

    …so out of that room they come. Everybody is excited…including Barack Obama. It’s like…it’s like one man went into that room and another one came out. An entirely different man walked out of that room than went in. That is how…that’s how he told it to me. A different man walked out. The change…that…the transformation was stunning. He seemed taller. His eyes were…there was an energy to him. Powerful. He was smiling and joking, shaking hands, talking real fast…the suit – the one you see on television…every detail was perfect. Everybody was rushing to shake his hand, tell them they loved him…but my friend…he was shaken up. It was too damn weird, right? What the hell happened in that room? How could one man walk in and another man walk out? We’re talking two extremes here…Obama was just about carried into that room…and he comes out…he’s bouncing off the f-cking walls.

    UM: Did your friend get close…up close to Obama at that time?

    Insider: Oh yeah…got the handshake. Looked right up at him. And Obama…he looked right down…looked right down and through him.

    UM: Through him?

    Insider: Yeah boy…right the f-ck through him. He didn’t recognize…my friend…he had been introduced to Obama not more than a day before. He was helping organize the whole fu–ing event there in Denver. He spoke to the president…to the nominee…probably for about ten minutes. And there was nothing odd at that time…Obama seemed like what everybody saw in public. Not what my friend saw go into that room…or what he saw come out of that room. And Barack Obama – my friend was very…he made a point of emphasis there – Barack Obama did not recognize him in the hall. Not a clue. He smiled down at him, shook his hand…kept repeating thank you over and over again…and his eyes were always blinking. Fast.

    UM: Blinking…his eyes were…blinking?

    Insider: Yeah…like f-cking shutters. Blinking. Over and over again. My friend watched him as he made his way to the side stage…his eyes were blinking over and over again…

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/06/05/is-this-barack-obamas-pre-convention-seance-ritual-whi-related/

  102. These were the results in 2010, so look for comparisons.

    Party Candidate Votes % ±%
    Republican Scott Walker 1,128,941 52.29% +6.93%
    Democratic Tom Barrett 1,004,303 46.52% -6.24%
    Independent Jim Langer 10,608 0.49%
    Common Sense James James 8,273 0.38%
    Libertarian Terry Virgil 6,790 0.31%
    Write-ins 59 0.00%
    Majority 124,638 5.77% -1.62%
    Turnout 2,158,974

  103. Yes, Mrs. S,

    I saw the UM report on the pre-election “seance” but, TTTT, while it’s creepy if those performing it are not true believers of buddhism and just following the latest fad, chanting is quite common in many Hindu and Buddist sects and for that reason I am not turned off by the concept of chant to quiet the self, gather one’s energy and meditate.

    But as with most obot fads I would find it hard to believe those involved in this morning’s “ritual” are anything other than cult followers a la Jim Jones and have no idea of what
    they’re doing and why. Chanting Ommmm at 5 in the morning is just the trendy thing to do, at least in WI among the obot, OWS group.

    For me, it just came across as more new-age hopey-changey lip-service BS akin to Oprah’s stupid statement “He is the one we have been waiting for.”

    For those who believe in any religion, I say fine (as long as no harm in done to others as in Islam), but for those who string together bits and pieces from many religions and think they’ve reinvented the wheel I say BS.

  104. Exit poll junkies, do realize that some 10-12% of the electorate voted absentee in WI. Absentee voters not surveyed for exit poll.

  105. SHV
    June 5th, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    I had always thought that there was a good chance that Obama would not run for a second term. His history was that of a con man’s sense of self preservation; move on after 3-4 years before he is exposed.
    _______________

    Yes, exactly, like the familiar Snake Oil salesman you see as a traveling medicine show character in an old western movie. After selling his bottles of Magic-Cure-All medicine; He can’t get out of town fast enough before he is discovered a charlatan taking people money for a worthless remedy.

    For the General election, Obama must be relying on major voting box manipulation setting him on safe ground after the votes are counted in Spain. No matter how badly he is beaten, he will be declared the Winner in a close election.

  106. BASIL99
    June 5th, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    I did a double take this morning while driving around town. There was a portable sign in front of a “fringe” church announcing Alex Jones would be there on Friday.. wondering if they mean the Prison Planet Jones.. almost tempted to take a peek-
    _____________

    “at least in WI among the obot, OWS group.”

    I read the OWSers are complaining of PTSD- oh, the stress and strain of it all… destroying private property, crashing store front windows… obstructing traffic…

    Let’s see if in the end, the Ohmmms have it?

  107. Amazondotcom had a listing for Warren’s recipe book. The reviews are hilarious. Who can we get to prepare and taste test some of the recipes for us? I would especially like to recommend the dishes BOW WOW CHOW and Roasted CROW. This is funny while we wait on the results of Union cheating in Wisconsin:
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    I’ve received nothing but rave reviews from my colleagues after whipping up treats from this cookbook in the faculty lounge kitchen. Admirers of Pow Wow Chow may also enjoy Bow Wow Chow, a Indonesian-influenced cookbook from a former professor now in politics. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews
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    By OutOfControl – See all my reviewsThis review is from: Pow Wow Chow: A Collection of Recipes from Families of the Five Civilized Tribes : Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole (Paperback)
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Collection of Recipes for us American Indians, May 17, 2012
    By Fake but accurate – See all my reviewsThis review is from: Pow Wow Chow: A Collection of Recipes from Families of the Five Civilized Tribes : Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole (Paperback)
    Recently I became a full blooded American Indian after watching the movies “Last of the Mohicans” and “Dances with Wolves.” Indians like me and Lizzie Warren can now share in the wonderful but often harsh world of the Native American. I am brought to tears when I hear how she struggles to live in her million $ Cambridge wigwam. How the white man keeps her in poverty on the Massachusetts Indian reservation called Harvard where they only give her $340,000 per year to live… Sitting Bull weeps to hear such cruelty.

    If there is anything I can do as a fellow Indian to help her in her struggles against the evil pale face, please let Sacagawea Warren know I’m here for her…maybe we can meet and talk about our plight at a luncheon or something.

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    The chili that was listed by Lizzie Warren gave me heartburn that was about as intense as the burning the liberals and Mass must feel in their soulless pits for nominating her. Nothing is more delicious than seeing a liberal hoisted on her own petard….yummy. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews
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    I’m confused; each recipe calls for 0/32 measurements of ingredients — that doesn’t add up to anything. I have serious reservations about these recipes. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews
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    1.0 out of 5 stars Great For Beginners, May 15, 2012
    By Jack The Rippa – See all my reviewsThis review is from: Pow Wow Chow: A Collection of Recipes from Families of the Five Civilized Tribes : Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole (Paperback)
    As a 0/32 native american, I decided to practice the recipes in this book in hopes that I would be invited to a luncheon, brunch or something with fellow 0/32 native americans. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews
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    Hey! I’m also a member of the tribe! I once flew a Piper Cherokee. Surely that makes me as much of an ethnic member as others claiming 0/32.

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    2.0 out of 5 stars Sitting Bull, May 14, 2012
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Diversity Dish, May 17, 2012
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    I thoroughly enjoy the recipes here. My favorite one is called “Diversity Dish.” This was contributed by the world’s only confirmed blond-haired, blue-eyed Cherokee who used her tomahawk to dig this up from her Oklahoma archives. You start out with 10 quarts of sanctimony, add in a gallon of hypocrisy, throw in a few fables (I recommend the “Family Lore” brand available in Cambridge), add a pinch of whining (1/32 ounce will work), toss in a paleface poseur and a large measure of insufferability. No integrity required. And there you have it: political career implosion. Great for faculty lounge gatherings and unearned academic advancement. Help other customers find the most helpful reviews
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    5.0 out of 5 stars 5/32 American Indian, May 18, 2012
    By Muzz – See all my reviewsThis review is from: Pow Wow Chow: A Collection of Recipes from Families of the Five Civilized Tribes : Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek and Seminole (Paperback)
    I drove a Jeep Cherokee through a Creek in Seminol Fla. while on my way to visit Choctaw to see my friend who is Chickasaw. Pow Wow!!! I got them all in in one sentence. That makes me 5/32 of Civilized American Indian. POW WOW!!!

    Now freed from the bondage of my WASP upbringing I will be able to write my own Indian cookbook, coloring books and survival guide for progressive liberals lost in their own mind.

    Lizzy you saved me from a life of believing I was just an old fat white guy.
    Now I can be anything I want…to dream the impossible dream…

    Do try this book…the recipes for eating crow are excellent!
    Muzz

  108. SHV-

    “He hates the job and at some level he must know that another four years will destroy any chance of a positive legacy. Was it that the big money backers wouldn’t let him off the hook or have the drone killings moved him well beyond his “smartest person in the room” fantasy to another level of unreality????”
    ____________

    I said this to a friend probably 8 mos ago.

    Obama doesn’t care about his legacy. Just as he doesn’t care about his record. He thought his signature piece would be ObamaCare; but now that is in jerpardy with an unfavorable decision likely.

    Over the last year and a half slowly leaked information started to fill in the blanks to me- The LOST Treaty- The push to give up our sovereignty to Global Governance..

    I happened to be reading the wiki on The United Nations and noticed there is a vacancy for president. No one has been designated as the next nominee for UN president. That is where I believe he is headed either after an UN-foreseen loss in November or in 2016. Either way, we will be under his thumb come what may if he is not *physically* removed from office before the November election and before he signs an X-Order implementing the Treaty or relinquishment of our sovereignty to the UN.

    I have some info on both issues archived at my site gleaned from other researchers …

    http://pumasunleashed.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/we-will-not-relinquish-our-sovereignty-to-the-new-world-order/

  109. Mrs. Smith, you are to be commended for all the research you do; and writing based on research. You and wbboei and Basil99 are to be commended for keeping it real.

    Mrs. Colmes will be insulted, nomobama.

  110. Thanks ShortTermer. I am flattered you include me alongside wbboei and Mrs. S.

    Those comments about the Pow Bow Wow Choc Cookbook are hilarious.

    While we’re waiting, here’s a link to some gorgeous pix from the Queen’s Jubilee. (Can’t help myself. It’s the one thing over the past few days that has made me smile)

    Mrs. S, check those beautiful horses.

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/the_queens_diamond_jubilee/9312393/The-Queens-Diamond-Jubilee-the-best-photos-from-day-four.html?frame=2239842

  111. this may hasten his inevitable descent into the act out stage. [After watching what I describe below, I had to wonder if the journey has already begun.]
    ———————–
    I watched CBS Evening News/Scott Pelley through to the completion of his interview with WJC. As memory serves:
    Not certain of order of these stories, but the broadcast started with a long piece about the killing of #2. His name and OBL’s mentioned over and over and over. Several consultants testified to how important he was to Al Qaeda, how are they going to manage without him, who could possibly take his place. Two named; current positions mentioned, then risks they would face, reasons they would not be happy. Al Qaeda very damaged.
    Wisconsin covered. Mentioned closeness of race, alleged Republican fraud, the great amount of out-of-state money spent on Republicans. Nothing of busing or alleged Dem attempt to pin an illegitimate child on Walker.
    Also gravitas of EU. POTUS has made phone call overseas. Female WH correspondent said a bunch more and she said it quite poorly. Got the impression that she had been handed an incomplete script.
    Then a decent sized interview / Clinton who explained with an unusual lack of intricacy, the need for EU bonds.

    Next up was a cuddly piece and I tuned out. But my heart was laughing. This whole news segment seemed so obviously to have just one purpose: picking up the flailing Obama. Pathetic and hilarious. Never before have I had that reaction to MSM. Maybe it’s me!

  112. I just voted in CA and had a great experience.

    Two ladies, one white, one black were working the poll.
    I said, I am a Democrat but will not vote for Obama. Can I write in Hillary Clinton’s name instead? They both answered, “Yes, you can, there is even a line for it”

    I said, “But they probably won’t count her vote, right?”

    They said they thought it probably WOULD be counted, and, “We are sure Hillary will appreciate it.”

    Both of these women seemed to be strong Hillary supporters.

    They were super nice to me and smiled ear to ear about my vote.

  113. Just a reminder that NJ has been successful in the spirit of reform Walker has begun. There is a video aired frequently on tee vee in my area: Title is “Direction” link is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqXeQuLDEJw&feature=player_embedded
    Message:
    “Governor Chris Christie and reformers from both sides of the aisle are getting things done in New Jersey. They balanced two budgets, saved pensions and strengthened education, while cutting taxes and creating jobs,” said Brian Jones, spokesperson, Committee for Our Children’s Future. “Through hard work and tough decisions, these reformers are doing what it takes to get the job done and keep New Jersey moving forward. Democrats, Republicans and Independents alike are backing New Jersey’s reform movement and believe the State is moving in the right direction.”

  114. ShortTermer – Those reviews on Amazon for Pow Wow Chow were hilarious. I forwarded them to my daughter and she called me a few minutes later and we were both roaring with laughter. Stay strong Fauxcahontas!

  115. Re: yheitman
    June 5th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    I thought so, too. That was just the first page, there were many more, but I did not read them. I am glad we can laugh at something these days.

  116. Thanks admin, let the games begin.

    I see you are poised over your keyboard, thanks for being you.

  117. meant to post this the other day…it’s not just Roger Simon who is just appalled by Bill Clinton…

    imho, I used to really like Joan until she sold her soul for O…but where the hell does she get off demanding that Bill “better raise alot of money” and then she says how dare Bill like Trump…who annoited Joan Walsh Bill’s keeper and judge and jury…and where does she get the right to decide who Bill likes or not…

    http://www.salon.com/2012/06/04/bill_clinton_said_what/singleton/

    Praising Trump and Romney shores up his standing with investor-class donors even as it hurts the president

    By Joan Walsh

    Bill Clinton said what?

    Former President Clinton joins President Obama at a big fundraiser Monday night in New York. While Mitt Romney offered a dinner with birther loon Donald Trump as a premium for his donors, to much derision, Obama offered Clinton. That’s what makes the former president’s media turn last week, praising Trump and Romney, so bewildering and vexing. Of course Clinton wants his Democratic successor to win. So why would he lavishly praise two of Obama’s top antagonists, one from the electoral realm, the other from the gutter?

    I’ve mostly dismissed stories about rivalry and tension between Obama and Clinton, at least after 2008, as media mischief. But the former president’s comments last week in an interview with Harvey Weinstein on CNN can’t easily be explained away, even as the two men get ready to put up a united front to raise a ton of money tonight.

    Clinton got most attention last week for calling Romney’s Bain Capital career “sterling,” and criticizing the Obama campaign’s efforts to focus on the occasions in Romney’s career when he bought companies, cut costs, threw employees out of work, got the government to bail out pension funds and provide a safety net – while Bain and Romney pocketed a small fortune, no matter what happened to the firm. Apparently Clinton doesn’t see a problem with that. “I don’t think we ought to get into the position where we say, ‘this is bad work, this is good work. There’s no question that, in terms of getting up, going to the office, and basically performing the essential functions of the office, a man who’s been governor and had a sterling business career crosses the qualification threshold.” No one is suggesting Romney isn’t qualified to be president; that’s what the other team says about Obama.

    I’ll get back to that outrage in a second, but I want to talk about the Clinton comment I found far more awful and inexplicable, which got less attention: his warm words for top birther Donald Trump, and his unbelievable weasel words when asked about scurrilous lies that Obama wasn’t born in the U.S. It was Harvey Weinstein, subbing for Piers Morgan, who got both the Romney and Trump admissions from Clinton, but the Trump statement was far more disturbing. When Weinstein mentioned Trump’s latest foray into crackpot birtherism and asked, “How do you put that out of the minds of the American public … once and for all?” Clinton offered his worst answer since saying “it depends on what the definition of ‘is’ is.” He told Weinstein:

    I don’t know. You know, Donald Trump has been uncommonly nice to Hillary and me. We’re all New Yorkers. And I like him. And I love playing golf with him. But the evidence is pretty clear that President Obama was born in Hawaii and this whole election should not be about any of these side issues. It really ought to be about the decisions that each of them will make on where we are and where we need to go.

    “I like him” is a pretty shoddy thing to say about the guy who’s humiliating your ally, the president, in psychological and racial ways. Even worse is Clinton weakly nodding that “the evidence is pretty clear that President Obama was born in Hawaii.” This was a time for that old Clinton, the angry, righteous guy who ripped Chris Wallace a new one, to attack the birther conspiracy as even lower than the right’s efforts to claim he peddled drugs, fathered an illegitimate black child and had a role in the death of his friend Vince Foster. Even assuming he truly likes Trump, which I find hard to believe, he’s even more required to tell his friend to shut his trap and get back to firing folks on “Celebrity Apprentice.” Now is the time for even erstwhile friends of Trump who have a conscience to usher him off the political stage, and to sharply criticize his birther nonsense.

    What does Trump have that Clinton needs, anyway? His wife isn’t New York senator anymore. She says she doesn’t want to run for president, though who knows what will happen in four years. Even if she does, is Trump’s support and money really worth defending the narcissistic fat-cat’s racist bullying of our first black president?

    It may be that Clinton’s Trump defense is related to his Bain Capital defense, and both have to do with protecting his dubious legacy: making the Democrats competitive with Republicans in raising money from Wall Street and, more broadly, the FIRE sector — Finance, Insurance and Real Estate, the sector that gave lavishly to both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in 2008 but ultimately favored Obama. While Clinton has expressed regret for signing bills repealing Glass-Steagall and essentially waving a “Go” sign at the predators of Wall Street, he can’t quite quit them.

    It’s the same reason that Cory Booker, Harold Ford Jr., Steven Rattner, Ed Rendell (whose populist instincts I normally respect), Sen. Mark Warner and other opportunistic Dems have been doing their best to show finance capital that they’re the good Democrats, the ones who still love Wall Street, even at the expense of the president.

    Trust me, if Obama loses, there will be a huge push to blame it on his seeming hostility to Wall Street – a measure of what spoiled little princes and brats those masters of the universe are. Obama once called them “fat cats” – but he otherwise deferred to them, resisting all efforts to break up the banks, limit their bonuses, force them to write down mortgages in default or otherwise help the victims of their casino high jinks. Still, there will be a long list of Democrats – look for Evan Bayh! – to tell us Obama’s “class warfare” cost him the election, and that the party needs to repair its ties to Wall Street, and the top 1 percent more generally, to win back the White House.

    Of course, ever since the 2010 midterm debacle I’ve been pointing out that Americans who blame the economy’s troubles on Wall Street voted for Obama in 2008, but Republicans in 2010, according to CNN exit polls. Wall Street may be offended by Obama’s milquetoast rebukes, but many Americans have seen him as their champion.

    I think Bill Clinton is trying to telegraph to his old Wall Street friends — and to friends of his Clinton Global Initiative, an admirable philanthropic juggernaut that mainly relies on flattering rich people to get them to do what people of conscience should do anyway — that the young president has taken a wrong turn, and other Democrats don’t agree with his criticizing the financial sector. Let’s hope American voters fed up with Wall Street don’t hear the former president’s imprecations.

    I’ve been a huge defender of Bill Clinton over the years but I’ve got to say, his Bain comments were disloyal and his Trump comments were offensive. He better raise a lot of money for the president Monday night to balance out that betrayal — of Obama, and of the party that’s struggling to find its moral and political moorings after its damaging dalliance with the men who wrecked the economy.

    Joan Walsh is Salon’s editor at large. More Joan Walsh.

    Salon Books

    Let us be your rude guide to everything Mitt!

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

    notice after Joan’s article Salon has a rude guide to Mitt…these people disgust me

  118. ShortTermer
    June 5th, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    BASIL99
    June 5th, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Thanks, ShortTermer- and Basil-

    I woke up Sunday morning with what I thought were spider bites on my back. Monday morning, I checked with my doctor and he said: “no you are mistaken, they’re ‘bytch bites’, similar but not exactly the same.” A spider bite is from any predatory silk-producing arachnid of the order Araneae, having four pairs of legs and a rounded unsegmented body consisting of abdomen and cephalothorax.”

    “Yours are ‘bytch bites’, identifiable by their size, depth and clustering. Made by person and/or persons only with the courage to say something over the internet, something they would never say, when they see you in person.”

  119. two things so far tonight, first I know why CNN has no ratings, second they’re gonna drag this out all night.

  120. Thanks S. We missed the Joan Walsh whine and are glad to see that more people are catching on to what we have been saying since 2009: Bill Clinton does not like Barack Obama.

  121. I have NO IDEA where Drudge gets these numbers but here’s the current headline.

    BARRETT 42%
    WALKER 57%

    I wonder if drudge has been hacked? I couldn’t pull up the page using firefox and had to switch to google. The firefox page said it could not find the link.

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm

  122. I think that must be spam. I still can’t open Drudge with StartPage. Anyone else seeing this HL on Drudge?

  123. Fox keeps saying, ‘Too close to call’.

    I smell a recount in the air, I hope it doesn’t come to that.

    Stop those obot/union buses from transporting votes across state lines.

  124. Basil:

    “Mrs. S, check those beautiful horses.”
    ______________

    Yes- they are beautiful. The Queen and Kate’s outfits were perfect for the occasion. A British commentator said, the Queen was wearing was a 96 carat diamond brooch that was absolutely elegant in it’s pure simplicity setting off her Ice blue brocade dress and summery chapeau.

    The close up of her outfit and jewelry is in your slide show link.

  125. BASIL99
    June 5th, 2012 at 9:18 pm
    I think that must be spam. I still can’t open Drudge with StartPage. Anyone else seeing this HL on Drudge?

    —–
    Yup, it’s what you said with only 1% counted

  126. I loved pic #4 showing the Queen with her head down, wiping away a tear at the Thanksgiving Ceremony. Must have been hard for her to be without her hubby. He’s in the hospital.

  127. BARRETT 41%
    WALKER 58%
    [6% IN]

    Via Drudge.

    I’m taking a break. It’s going to be a long night.

  128. Fox News has Walker 59% to Barrett 41% with 8% of the vote in. The caveat is that the big Barrett counties are not reporting in big numbers yet.

  129. admin,

    Dims waiting to see how much they have to inflate the numbers?
    ____________

    Yup, last two elections we saw the numbers stall
    for the eventual winner..

  130. When I first heard of big labors plans I said here and to everyone who would listen this strategy is insane. Do you really think you can succeed by holding an entire state hostage. I spent my career dealing with the Teamsters Union, and their philosophy was you cannot kill the goose that laid the golden egg. Consequently, if you were in trouble, you would sit down with the top leadership, who had a business perspective and worked out a plan that would save the company and their members. That tradition went back to Hoffa the elder who could read a company balance sheet and help keep things afloat. Even the mafia locals were wise to the business needs of the employer, and when you had an agreement with them it did not even need to be in writing. Their word was always good–because that is the logic of the street. The assholes who headed this thing up are a different breed, and the Obama people saw this as a way to score political points. They thought they could intimidate Walker and more broadly the people of Michigan. By the end of the evening I believe they will see how wrong they were.

  131. Congrats to Walker, Kleefish and the people of WI.

    Just peeked at CNN and Blitzer looks ghastly. Tee-hee.

  132. Wow, all those buses and cheating votes for nada.

    Barry is in DEEP $hit now.

    Thank God Meg Whitman did not win in my state.

  133. That must be a horrible district for the candidate Bill supported as it is not even close. ThevWhite House will be pleased with this and downplay Wisconsin.

  134. Geez! With almost 30% in Walker winning by more than 20%. Wonder what the final margin will be.

  135. So funny and yet so sad, how much money did they pour down the drain for this stupidity. Well a great big hole burnt in their pocket for the GE in Nov.

  136. The union mistake I mentioned however is as nothing compared to the political mistake which the Obama people made in making this the fight the battle. They did it and then they pulled back which served to compound the error. Nothing I can think of could have done more to mobilize a reluctant electorate to go to the polls and vote against the democrats both now and again six months from now. I would venture to guess that by the end of the evening, Wisconsin will turn from purple to red. And the best part of it is, the Obama people did it to themselves. Time was democrats helped other democrats, but now there is but one God Allah and Obama is his prophet.

  137. SP looks really good looks like either extremely enjoying life or little botox, probably both. She looks great

  138. Could be some serious bloodletting on Obama tonight who was indeed MIA. Unions may just knife him.

  139. MoonOnPluto, how are the DailyKooks doing? We worry for them. Really… we do. We’re prepared to sign the commitment papers and put them in a nice supervised facility. 🙂

  140. As far as i can see its GOP clean sweep, not just 1 but all survived recall, Gov, LT Gov ,all the state senators.

  141. In other news, in Montana, yet again Obama only carry 90% of the vote, 10% voting blank no preference.

  142. I haven’t posted in a long time. I have to say how delicious tonight’s loss in Wisconsin is. Barack is next.

  143. The state Senate races currently are at 60-39%, 63-37, 62-38 and 66-34 in Wisconsin, all in favor of the GOP.

    Complete epic failure all round on this recall. The people of Wisconsin just told the unions and their paymasters to go Fuck themselves.

  144. Can you believe it, they are trying to spin this as a win for Obama, WTF. Hilarious. Seriously that’s what they got out of this.

  145. best comment on the night….and a good one on Dem assumptions……

    “I think the Dems were under the impression that all Dem votes were anti-Walker…I’ll bet a sizable number of Dems were anti-recall. They’re all sick of the non-stop elections and wanted to send a message…. KNOCK IT OFF!!!! “

  146. He hates the job and at some level he must know that another four years will destroy any chance of a positive legacy. Was it that the big money backers wouldn’t let him off the hook or have the drone killings moved him well beyond his “smartest person in the room” fantasy to another level of unreality????”
    —————–
    I hope Obama has occasion to read and reflect on the immoral words of Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes when at age 90 as he contemplated the approach of death, just as Obama must face the prospects of his POLITICAL defeat and extinction in November.

    Death plucks my ears and says Life–I am coming.”

    In Obama’s case, it is worse than death–it is the realization that what he told Hillary at the Convention in 2008, i.e.”I can make the American People believe whatever I want them to believe” . . . “taint necessarily so.”


  147. ROTFLMAO!!! The Koolaid Kids at Kos are freaking completely out. They are blaming Citizens United for “killing our democracy”, blaming the STUPID voters, want them all to “go back to American Idol and monster truck races, morons”.

    Total meltdown.

  148. moon, nothing is going to “destroy” the idea of unions. But the public sector doesn’t need them, and in the private sector ought to be voluntary.

    The moment unions began to get “automatic” membership and deductions, they stopped giving a crap about workers, and started cozying up to politicians and being about their own power.

    If they have to actually do a good enough job that people WANT to join, maybe they will clean up their act.

  149. State Senate – District 13 – Special General ….called for Fitzgerald,……First GOP seat called.

  150. State Senate – District 29 – Special General….called… Petrowski retains seat for GOP…..thats 2 back.

  151. moononpluto
    June 5th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Admin, its utter despair over at the DUmmies.
    ____________

    In a state of precipitous Joy watching Skinner’s meltdown…

  152. Not even close…

    Back to Elizabeth Warren for a moment– can’t she get a DNA test and prove her Cherokee heritage that way?

  153. Good to see Sarah gloating for a change-

    Wonder how the O-Team is going to spin this one..

    Will Axelrod be able to string a few words together for coherent sentences without belching?

  154. I notice that CNN’s exit polls showed a 50-50 Walker-Barrett race, which looks to be about 15 points off (even though CNN website still calls it a “narrow” defeat). However, CNN uses the data from those same exit interviews to proclaim that Obama is preferred over Romney by 6 points. LOL.

  155. We could not resist. Watched MSNBC. Mr. Ed Schultz said “we came up short”. That’s an understatement.

  156. If Obama does the right thing (what are you nuts? when in his life has he ever done the right thing?) Goddamn it let me finish okay? (Okay) When Obama is forced to do the right thing by the party at the convention (boy you are making a lot of assumptions there) Perhaps, perhaps. But suppose he decides that he hates the job and four more years would tarnish his image, etc. or perhaps he gets carried out of the Oval Office in a straitjacket for cause, or something in between. To whom will they turn if that happens? Crazy Gugenheim Biden??? (Probably not). Who is the mutually prominent alternative if that happens? (I dunno.) Well then let me give you a hint: Hillary looks tired and needs a rest. (Oh her, Pelosi says she will run in 2016). Do you really think the wicked witch of the west is privy to Hillary’s plans? Moon has already written her political obituary, and eloquently I might add. Look, all I am saying is Hillary may be tired, and may not want it now, but she needs to get ready in case it happens. (I don’t know what to think) Well then do what the bots never do and shut the fuck up–you might learn something. (Okay fine I will but first tell me why she would accept that job after what they did to her in 2008?) Because the country needs strong leadership, and she is the only one in either party with the “testicular fortitude”–I was there when the poor schmuck who introduced her that way–to do what needs to be done). (Why not wait until 2016?) Because the situation today is dire, and to do what needs to be done will require the combined talents of both Clintons–Bill has a bad heart and may not be around in 2016. Its now or never. But first Obama must do the right thing, and that means some of the party elders need doing to him what they did to LBJ–helping him see the light. There is alot at stake here. The elites who made Obama their trophy and rigged the game to get him elected are now on the run in their own exalted peer group and will be receptive to this, I believe. Like I say there is alot riding on this for everybody. There are no atheists in a foxhole.

  157. For the record:

    The disastrous May 2012 jobs report dropped four years to the day after the DNC’s Rules and By-laws committee meeting decided to strip Hillary of the Florida and Michigan delegates and disenfranchise voters in order to gift Obama the nomination.

    The embarrassing “Waterloo” recall vote has occurred four years to the day after superdelegates forced Hillary to concede in D.C. and give up her historic bid to pave the way for The One.

    Not sayin…just sayin.

  158. DefiantOne, and just in time another Hillary2016 article from Washington Post comes floating in. Not Hillary 2016, Hillary 2012. If Dims don’t get it yet: Dump Obama Or Die is tonight’s lesson.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/post/hillary-supporters-start-pushing-for-2016/2012/06/04/gJQAe6BlDV_blog.html?wprss=rss_politics

    Those close to Hillary Clinton are starting to openly speculate that the secretary of state will run for president again in 2016.

    The growing crew of speculators now includes three big ones: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell and former president Bill Clinton himself.

    Pelosi is close to Hillary only in the sense that lice are close to children.

  159. admin
    June 5th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Heavens! Such vulgarity.
    ____________

    Think heads will roll?

    someone has to take the blame for this slaughter, knowing Obama…

  160. Barrett concedes.

    Barrett: “I just got off the phone with Gov. Walker and congratulated him”

  161. Urgent correction:
    New Jersey’s Pascrell Beats Rothman in U.S. House Primary – Businessweek
    Bill Pascrell Jr. defeated Steve Rothman for a chance at a ninth term in Congress in a primary election between onetime New Jersey Democratic allies whose voting records were almost identical.
    Pascrell, 75, got 70 percent of the vote to Rothman’s 30 percent, according to preliminary results from the Associated Press with 78 percent of the vote counted. The race was the result of redistricting, when New Jersey’s congressional seat count dropped to 12 from 13 after the 2010 U.S. Census.
    The boundaries would have put Rothman, 59, in the 5th District to face incumbent Republican Scott Garrett, hailed as a “a beacon of light” by Tea Party activists. Rothman instead moved from Fair Lawn to Englewood, where he had been mayor, to challenge Pascrell in the newly drawn 9th District.
    Pascrell was endorsed by former U.S. President Bill Clinton, and the two appeared June 1 in Paterson, New Jersey’s third largest city by population, where Pascrell had been mayor. He also had help from John Lewis, the 72-year-old Democratic congressman and civil-rights leader from Georgia, who recorded telephone messages on his behalf.
    http://www.businessweek.com/news/2012-06-05/new-jersey-s-pascrell-beats-rothman-in-u-dot-s-dot-house-primary

    I regret any agita I caused by earlier and erroneously reporting otherwise.

  162. admin
    Heavens! Such vulgarity.

    http://www.democraticunderground

    ——-
    Not only the vulgarity, they have the same excuses as the Kooks and what a shock to think these are idiots in the party I voted in lockstep with until 2008.

    What self absorbed idiots.

  163. The growing crew of speculators now includes three big ones: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell and former president Bill Clinton himself.
    ________________

    I was thinking about Pelosi when I wrote earlier BO needs one more Big push and he will definitely ‘crack”- Odd- that she on the list…

  164. holdthemaccountable
    June 5th, 2012 at 11:16 pm
    Urgent correction:

    —–
    Thanks, I’m glad Bill’s (Hillary’s candidate) won.

  165. Twitter.

    I think the biggest take aways from WI are (1) the GOP 2010 coalition has remained and (2) the GOP’s GOTV operation works.

  166. TexasDarlin
    June 5th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    I notice that CNN’s exit polls showed a 50-50 Walker-Barrett race, which looks to be about 15 points off (even though CNN website still calls it a “narrow” defeat). However, CNN uses the data from those same exit interviews to proclaim that Obama is preferred over Romney by 6 points. LOL.
    —————————
    As I have said many times this is the handiwork of their pollster Holland Keating. When asked what is 2+2 he responded what do you want it to be, boss? He is not a pollster. He is a loon.

  167. Diane Feinstein is winning in a landslide.

    Great, even if Barry and friends stole lots of her campaign $$$$

  168. lol…twitter.

    Now send the damn bill for this gigantic waste of time to AFSCME, SEIU and the AFL-CIO.

  169. lol Axelgrease has opened his big trap on twitter…….

    “Bad night in Boston…WI raises big questions for Mitt.”

    Ha laughable.

  170. As posted above:

    “Pascrell, 75, got 70 percent of the vote to Rothman’s 30 percent, according to preliminary results from the Associated Press with 78 percent of the vote counted…

    Another black eye for Barry….Bill must be laughing his ass off

  171. As one wag on twitter said, one thing is certain. The electoral power of bongo drums has been vastly overrated.

  172. As one wag on twitter said, one thing is certain. The electoral power of bongo drums has been vastly overrated.

    Would those be the famous 99% bongos?

    Too funny!

  173. holdthemaccountable
    June 5th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    admin – you had it right again.
    ———————
    correct. still batting 1000. By the way admin. the last time we played Waterloo was at the 2010 mid term. And, if Obama is the candidate, we will be playing it again in November, this time for the man himself. Between now and then he needs to decide whether to do a Roberto Duran–or better still an A E Houseman:

    THE time you won your town the race
    We chaired you through the market-place;
    Man and boy stood cheering by,
    And home we brought you shoulder-high.

    To-day, the road all runners come, 5
    Shoulder-high we bring you home,
    And set you at your threshold down,
    Townsman of a stiller town.

    SMART LAD, TO SLIP BETIMES AWAY
    FROM FIELDS WHERE GLORY DOES NOT STAY,
    AND EARLY THOUGH THE LAUREL GROWS
    IT WITHERS QUICKER THAN THE ROSE

    Now you will not swell the rout
    Of lads that wore their honours out,
    Runners whom renown outran
    And the name died before the man.

  174. by the way, one for the record books.

    GovWalker is the first governor in history to survive a recall. That is, as the president might say, UNPRECEDENTED.

  175. You know, I am getting really sick of all the money whining. From a commenter at Althouse:

    CNN and MSNBC fighting it out on who gets to say that Walker “had more money” the most times. Yet, to them, Obama raking in a billion dollars in ’08 had nothing to do with his victory. The liberal double-standard syndrome is quite incredulous.

    The funny thing is, Obama felt his 6 fundraisers were more important than visiting Wisconsin last week to support Barrett.

    Money only matters when the GOP wins.

    I have been around politics a looooong time. There is always big money and big donors on both sides. I was a freaking POSTER on DailyKos during the 2006 elections, when Dems were kicking R ass on money raised and spent, and we cheered that as the greatest thing ever. So spare me the hypocritical bitching.

  176. jtjames
    June 5th, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Just for kicks anybody know when SCOTUS comes back with healthcare ruling?
    ——————-
    I expect it within 2 weeks, 3 at the outside.

  177. This paragraph from ABC is not fairly written. One article in a student newspaper quoting one remark by one faculty member is hardly Harvard “touting” her. If Harvard wanted to “tout” someone, they could do a much better job. 😉

    Also, there is no contradiction between Warren having informed Harvard (after being hired) and her not knowing about the student newspaper story.

    h t t p : / / abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/elizabeth-warren-admits-she-told-employers-of-her-native-american-heritage/
    The statement marks the first time Warren has explicitly stated that she self-identified as Native American to the law schools where she has been employed. The controversy began last month after a 1996 article from the Harvard Crimson surfaced in which Warren was referred to as a minority faculty member by a spokesman for Harvard Law School. Warren had previously said that she did not know Harvard had touted her as such.

    Btw, here is a link to the full statement she gave the Boston Globe:
    http://www.boston.com/news/politics/2012/senate/specials/elizabeth_warren_statement/

  178. D Wasserman Schultz ‏@DWStweets

    Despite the disappointing outcome, #WIrecall effort sent Scott Walker a message that his brand of divisive politics is offensive & wrong.

    ……….

    No it was repudiation of the effort to tear down a functioning governor for no other reason than partisan politics.

  179. Good question. Looking for the answer, I found this, which might explain some Indians being so quick to turn on Warren and others they say don’t qualify on racist grounds as ‘real Indians’. That is, the more people recognized as Indians, the more they have to split casino money with.

    This is a good long article that gives a lot of perspective on various issues about who ‘is’ and ‘is not’ an Indian.

    http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2011/10/13/bitter-fight-to-determine-who-is-an-american-indian-turns-to-dna-testing-57165

  180. No it was repudiation of the effort to tear down a functioning governor for no other reason than partisan politics.

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

    Come to think of it, I wonder how many postera opposing this recall also opposed the recall of Governor Gray Davis in California a few years ago?

  181. If Walkers recall win and union bosses defeat is Strike One.

    Will a defeat in the HellCare bill this month be Stu-rike Two?

    Stuuuuu-rike Three in the General Election and He’s outta the game in November.

    Popcorn all around for Big Pink and we will watch the Democratic party unravel until Fall. Get yer Jackboots out of the closet, this is going to be a wild ride.

  182. Re: Mrs. Smith
    June 5th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Her boots do not lace up all the way; but she has friends in high places that she dog whistles when her butt gets in a crack and then she runs and hides behind her friend’s skirts. When I was small the scariest words you could hear on the playground were, “I’m going to tell my Mommy.” Not scary so much since my childhood. We need to take up a collection for her. An ignoramous will never learn better; they thrive on being stupid. I have found that the ‘find’ button helps eliminate a lot of the drivel; that way I can search for the names I really want to read their posts; I like that better than scrolling. I find it very repulsive that she still responds to some of my posts even though I have asked repeatedly that she not read or respond as there is no respect there.

  183. OT

    Watching the Diamond J for the Queen on tv, too bad, most of the great Rock n Roll singers voices have gone down the tubes in time, but Stevie Wonder sounds good, even if he isn’t my favorite. Paul and Elton sound really rough, but they are till at it and that’s good.

  184. Re: Shadowfax
    June 6th, 2012 at 1:04 am

    Big Pink has his number.

    I would like a big helping of fluffy PINK cotton candy…..a huge supply to last until November and I will share with the BIG PINKERS.

  185. I was marveling at how petite the Queen is; everyone else towers over her. I never thought of her as petite before and it was a surprise. I think of her as larger than life.

  186. During the primaries, we talked about how much more Obama was spending vs Hillary, like it mattered. And in some 2010 races we talked like money spent mattered.

    Now, it doesn’t matter?

    As of campaign filings released on May 29, Walker had raised $30.5 million, with about two-thirds of that total coming from donors outside Wisconsin. Barrett had raised $4 million, with about one-fourth coming from outside the state. Part of the disparity can be explained by the fact that Walker, as a sitting governor facing recall, is not subject to the state’s legal limits on campaign contributions under Wisconsin law. Barrett, by contrast, was legally barred from accepting contributions in excess of $10,000 per person.

    …The Tea Party-linked group Americans for Prosperity alone told CBS News it has spent $10 million on the race since January 2011 on what it says is education over the positive impact of Walker’s budget reform efforts. Union groups have spent at least $2 million to defeat Walker, according to CPI.

  187. CA voting turnout was really low. Maybe that makes my vote for Hillary twice as strong 😉

  188. I suspect they are trying to offer Hillary the nomination in 2016 if she goes on the Obama ticket as vice president. That is why Pelosi is saying this. The problem is Pelosi has lost most of her power, and is a lame duck of sorts. Thus, even if she was trustworthy, which we know she is not, she is in no position to deliver. If they think announcing this boxes Hillary in they are dead wrong. If they want her to be president the time to give her the nomination as president is now. Pelosi never was the sharpest knife in the drawer. My friend the Arbitrator had lunch with her on half dozen occasions when she was beign promoted by Jimmy Herman who was then the head of the ILWU. His honest impression was that she was rather stupid, and certainly not worthy of the position she holds now. Her lack of finesse on the health care bill will end up dooming the entire record. She has dummies around her little praetorian guard but they are strictly a side show. She is a snake, a liar, and cannot be trusted. Remember how she had an airplane of her own, flew her relatives all over, and had all that booze in the liquor store–mostly Grey Goose.

  189. Shadowfax
    June 6th, 2012 at 1:21 am
    CA voting turnout was really low. Maybe that makes my vote for Hillary twice as strong
    ————————
    With the budget crisis, I am not surprised. I think the bloom is off the rose, and if Romney offers Marco the vp slot, over the strenous objections of Axelrod, then the state could vote republican. That has not happened since Dukmajin. The presence of a hispanic on the Republican ticket, drastic cuts by a Democratic governor and a deteriorating economy who knows stanger things have happened.

  190. So Wbboei had a little bet for fun this morning….

    wbboei
    June 5th, 2012 at 2:55 am

    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?

    moononpluto
    June 5th, 2012 at 4:46 am

    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.

    …………………………….

    Who knew, I felt it in my waters. Somehow i guessed Wisc voters would actually be pissed of having to do this shit over again without a really good reason.So Wbboei that’s 1-0 to me. We shall meet in battle again in Nov……mwahahahahahah.

  191. iowahawkblog

    Unions spent $60 million on WI for nothing. In fairness, that’s $999,940 million less than Obama spent on a Stimulus for nothing.

  192. Madison is all in, 0.4 of Milwaukee still to come in but thats miniscule, however Walkers stronghold of Racine is only at 77%, still 23% to come in.

  193. At present Walker got 200,000 more votes than 2010 and Barrett, 140,000 more than 2010, Walker’s GOTV was more successful. So the unions manufactured 140,000 extra votes but the GOP it seems beat them at their own game.

  194. The Queen sure doesn’t smile much…must be kind of a strange life in some ways.

    I can’t help think of how many of our ancestors left this behind to break away from such a monarch and the beholdin’ that goes with it.

    I think of America and how different our queen is. Hillary out there fighting for all of us, with or without her fancy headbands, with her wonderful, fullhearted laugh.

  195. That was the wrong video at 1:44, sorry, it was the right one for 1:38

    Worst girls ever, or at least top 10


  196. Too funny!
    [Posted at Crawdads:]

    Hitler finds out that Scott Walker
    won the Wisconsin recall election


  197. Shawdow,

    They discussed why she doesn’t smile that much. It started in WW2, she thought she had to present a strong, mature front to present maturity, dignity and courage during the war.

    It staid with her

  198. Gee, I wonder who is behind all this?

    Romney private email possibly hacked, authorities investigating… Developing…

  199. Wbb

    Stranger things have happened in CA, don’t forget Ronnie Rayfun was Governor here before he was elected as God GOP President.

    Nope, I did not vote for him in any election. He was the trickle down B rate cowboy that destroyed our state.

    Romney swung to the left as Governor, so he has a better chance than any of his opponents, and Rubio would help here with Latinos.

  200. gonzotx

    They discussed why she doesn’t smile that much. It started in WW2, she thought she had to present a strong, mature front to present maturity, dignity and courage during the war.

    —-
    Thanks for telling me, I thought it was something really stressful in her life.

  201. “Thanks for telling me, I thought it was something really stressful in her life.”
    __________

    QE’s husband is in hospital with a minor HC issue unable to share the festivities with her, one of the biggest milestones of Elizabeth’s 60 year reign as Queen of England.

  202. Obama Campaign Spins: Wisconsin Loss ‘Won’t Tell Us Much’ About November Election

    The Obama campaign was eager to spin the massive Wisconsin loss into some sort of win for themselves tonight. The talking point they settled on was that the defeated public unions sent a “strong message” to the victorious Governor.

    The Obama campaign — which has largely kept President Obama himself out of the Wisconsin recall election — puts out a statement saying that a message had been sent to Gov. Scott Walker, despite his win.

    Yes, the Obama campaign sent a message to Walker, alright: we lose, consistently.

    This is the third time the Obama-backed left in Wisconsin has tried to usurp the will of the voters, and they failed. Hard. Walker won 36% of Wisconsin’s union households, which isn’t surprising, considering how workers reacted when emancipated from forced dues.

    The Democrats went from inflated confidence (“This is a dry run for November … they’ll see our organization efforts”) to this:

    “I know the president is aware of the election. I think he’s got some other responsibilities,” Carney said. “I know that he’s not following it minute by minute … You know that he tweeted about it earlier.

    Reince Priebus said tonight on CNN that “President Obama left Democrats at the altar in Wisconsin.” They’re spinning hard in the hopes you’ll forget that.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/06/05/obama-campaign-tries-to-save-face-after-embarrassing-wisconsin-loss

  203. Hilarious, what are they smoking…….

    Howard Dean on #Morning_Joe says that Walker cd face ANOTHER recall on “corruption” grounds.

    ………………………..

    They just cannot accept they lost the war.

  204. Serious, look at the psychos they are dealing with, they cannot accept defeat graciously. Please embed this!

    http://www.nationalreview.com/campaign-spot/301948/enraged-lefty-slaps-barrett-conceding

    Enraged Lefty Slaps Barrett for Conceding

    Those warm, loving, kind-hearted leftists will turn on you so fast: last night an enraged supporter of Tom Barrett slapped him for conceding the race.

    I don’t recall – no pun intended – this sort of thing ever happening on an Election Night before.

    I wonder how Democratic officeholders and their professional class feel about having a grassroots base that is, at least in some parts, psychotic enough to resort to physical violence upon their own candidates for acknowledging reality. At the time, Barrett trailed by about 10 percentage points or 200,000 votes; as of this morning, Walker won by 7 percentage points, or roughly 173,000 votes.

    …………………………………

    There is decorum and downright low. The guy did his best, accepted the reality and did not warrant a slap in the face, if you wanna slap someone head down to Pennsylvania Avenue. This is uncalled for.

  205. I thought MeMe was in Philly yesterday so went poking around. Turns out today is the day and I find the whole situation disturbingly deceptive. tee vee has been mentioning this event for days:

    First Lady Michelle Obama holds Grassroots Event at the National Constitution Center

    On Wednesday, June 6, First Lady Michelle Obama will speak to supporters and volunteers at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. The First Lady will remind voters and grassroots supporters about what’s at stake in this election, encourage them to register to vote, and thank them for their hard work to help re-elect President Obama in November.
    Doors open for crowd at 1:30 PM. Tickets are required for entry to this event.
    ALL AVAILABLE TICKETS HAVE BEEN DISTRIBUTED AND THERE ARE NO TICKETS LEFT TO THIS EVENT.
    http://constitutioncenter.org/calendar/first-lady-michelle-obama-holds-grassroots-event-at-the-national-constituti

    BUT THERE IS MORE. Turns out THE PEOPLE’S National Constitution Center will close at noon in preparation for a PRIVATE fundraiser to be held there after her grass roots stint. I’ll give a link for that in a second comment block. There is a video there but I’ve not been able to grab it. Just 44 seconds but gives the details of the closing of NCC for the afternoon.

  206. moononpluto
    June 6th, 2012 at 7:52 am

    Hilarious, what are they smoking…….

    Howard Dean on #Morning_Joe says that Walker cd face ANOTHER recall on “corruption” grounds.

    ………………………..

    They just cannot accept they lost the war.
    ________________

    I read somewhere the Dems spent $60+M in campaign ads in WI for the Walker fiasco. The amazing Dr Dean leaving his conscience on the operating room table after thinking the title doctor is synonymous with God and voters analogous to his patient clientele.

    (my Dad was a Thoracic surgeon/God.)

  207. holdthemaccountable
    June 6th, 2012 at 8:18 am

    I guess the attendance is projected to be so low as to be an embarrassment for BOMO. This must be another moment Michelle is ‘proud to be an American’- when Americans speak, tyrants fail.

  208. There are those words again in same sentence…..Dems and Union.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/06/06/Connecticut-Speaker-Scandal?

    A state correction officer and labor union official has been identified as a primary figure in the federal investigation leading up to the arrest, on Wednesday, of Connecticut state House Speaker Chris Donovan’s congressional campaign finance director. According to the Hartford Courant, Ray Soucy of Naugatuck, a corrections supervisor and politically active Democrat who held a position on the board of directors for the AFL-CIO, was not named specifically in the documents filed in association with the arrest of Robert Braddock, Jr.

    Soucy, however, is reportedly the individual named in the affidavit as “CC-1,” sources close to the investigation have revealed. The abbreviation, “CC-1,” suggests that Soucy is the first of three co-conspirators in the scandal that could end the political career of Donovan. Many believed Donovan would succeed Rep. Chris Murphy (D) in the state’s 5th district congressional seat.

    The FBI and federal prosecutors are alleging that Braddock and co-conspirators worked to disguise the source, believed to be tobacco retailers, of about $20,000 worth of contributions to Donovan’s campaign for the purpose of buying influence. According to the prosecution affidavit, information about the stated conspiracy was obtained in early April by the FBI via secret recordings of conversations between “CC-1” and an undercover agent. The FBI ultimately confronted “CC-1” with the recorded conversations and persuaded him to cooperate with them by permitting further recorded conversations about illegal contributions between himself and members of Donovan’s campaign staff.

    Following Braddock’s arrest, Donovan formally dismissed him as well as his campaign manager, Josh Nassi, who declined to comment on the scandal. On Friday, Donovan dodged a press conference focused on the scandal, sending his newly hired campaign manager, Tom Swan, of the Connecticut Citizen Action Group, instead, to provide a statement. Swan indicated that, while Donovan would not officially step down as state House Speaker, he would temporarily put aside some of his duties associated with an upcoming special legislative session, and would also continue his congressional campaign. Despite the fact that Donovan was urged to speak to citizens about the scandal, even by fellow Democrats, he evaded questions from the press throughout the weekend, though he took time to attend a union event Friday evening.

    Donovan finally scheduled a press conference for Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. Late to appear, he declined to discuss the corruption investigation, save to say he was “shocked” to hear about Braddock’s arrest. Donovan denied any knowledge of the alleged illegal campaign contributions. He said his supporters “have told me to fight on, and I will.”

    Since the scandal broke, Soucy has resigned from his two union jobs. Braddock has been released on $100,000 bond, and his attorneys claim he is innocent.

    ……………………….

    Amazing what they think they can get away with.

  209. Mrs. Smith
    June 6th, 2012 at 8:44 am
    —————
    Somehow, we’re not connecting – it can be difficult understanding what I write although the awkwardness is not intentional.

    I see it as holding a tony fundraiser in a sacred national park (National Constitution Center Philadelphia) and obfuscating that fact by publicizing only the earlier function which begins at 1:30 I think and is to thank and rally volunteers in their 5 OFA offices in in that city.
    The closing of NCC at noon is required prep time for the high class fundraiser set for later in the afternoon.

    OOPS: if the “National Constitution Center is privately owned [as one commenter claims] and it is not part of the US Government, but was funded by that left wing millionaire liberal, Perelman. The soviet style concrete blockhouse design is ugly and blocks the view of Independence Hall. That was not without design. Most of those associated with the NCC are ‘living document’ proponents. They probably have disdain for the colonial era. Doesn’t fit with their politics.”

    Well then I have no right to object.

  210. Iowahawk : Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, Kentucky. Surrender, Illinois unions, you’re surrounded.

  211. No matter how you look at it, this recal was an epic failure looking into the details….read this.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/06/06/big-labor-drops-a-do-over-deuce/

    That’s correct — the Wisconsin Senate will be out of session until 2013. In November, 16 of the 33 seats will be up for grabs, and thanks to the redistricting that will be in place for the first time in that election, Republicans are supposed to pick up at least two seats. The unions spent millions of dollars and over a year’s worth of effort to get a temporary one-seat majority in a chamber that will never meet in session. And that’s assuming that their lone win from last night holds up in a recount. Congratulations, Big Labor!

    What of all the other races? Unions and Democrats contested ten state Senate races over the past year, one Supreme Court position, and the Governor and Lt. Governor offices. They ended up farther back than when they started. Scott Walker improved his 2010 performance by 125,000 votes, and Barrett lost by a bigger percentage than in 2010. Rebecca Kleefisch trounced her opponent, who hadn’t even been on record as voting until 2008.

  212. Congrats to Bill Clinton. He won big yesterday.

    Both the candidates supported by him, Sherman in CA and Pascrell l in NJ won big.

  213. Yes. Congratulations are in order for so many. Any word on what President Obama is doing today?

    I’m still trying to determine if NCC is national park. Hard going. Have a little more although it is not enough:

    snip As America’s first and only nonpartisan, nonprofit institution devoted to the Constitution, the Center illuminates constitutional ideals and inspires acts of citizenship. The National Constitution Center was created by the Constitution Heritage Act in 1988. On September 17, 2000, the Center broke ground at 525 Arch St. in Philadelphia’s Independence National Historical Park – America’s most historic square mile – 213 years to the day the U.S. Constitution was signed. The Center is the first-ever museum dedicated to the U.S. Constitution.
    More at http://constitutioncenter.org/about-us/mission-history/

  214. Would picking Rubio for VP be an insult to Hispanics?
    Ana Navarro, a Republican strategist and commentator, served as national Hispanic Campaign Chair for John McCain in 2008 and national Hispanic co-chair for Jon Huntsman’s 2012 campaign.

    …Axelrod’s pre-emptive attack on Rubio tells us the Obama campaign is worried that having him on the ticket could move the needle with Hispanics enough to assure a Romney victory. They are right to worry. Rubio is as articulate in Spanish as he is in English. He would be able to communicate with Latinos like no presidential candidate has before. There are distinctions between the different Latino groups. We don’t all agree on policy issues. There are also many common bonds. Rubio would be able to speak about the shared heritage, experiences and aspirations….
    http://www.cnn.com/2012/06/06/opinion/navarro-axelrod-rubio-insult/index.html

  215. It’s true Shadow that the Queen’s husband was in the hospital for a bladder infection, no simple event for a 90y/o, however, the commentators spoke directly about the Queen’s demeanor and why historically.

    I can not believe that woman that slapped Barrett’s face. She and the other woman in Allen West’s video should be arrested. Pushing an elderly woman and cursing at her. The police were right there and effectively did nothing, in fact asked the victim to leave!

    These are the morons were are dealing with. Never would I even think of hitting an elderly individual.

  216. For Sale: like new pair of Mom jeans with long stride; slightly damaged due to brown streak down back and along crotch.Historical value is considerable given that they were worn at wife’s insistence by the first (only half) black POTUS. Let the bidding begin. Waterloo.

  217. Re: HillaryforTexas
    June 6th, 2012 at 10:32 am

    That is more outrageous than outrageous!! Elderly people being bullied by young twerps. I so wish the names of those young twerps and those officers could be ascertained; a protest against them needs to ensue. Seniors, arm yourselves with video cameras; and show the world;

    WHERE ARE THESE LIBERAL LOON AGITATORS’ MOTHERS????????????????????????????

  218. Oh, somewhere in this favored land the sun is shining bright;
    The band is playing somewhere, and somewhere hearts are light,
    And somewhere men are laughing, and somewhere children shout;
    But there is no joy in Chicago — Barack Obama has struck out.

    (Actually, they could not prior the coward loose from the dug-out–but that was because he was too good for Wisconsin, and he could not fit a 15 minute fly-in from his intense campaign efforts in adjacent Minnesota, for a struggling dim who supported him in the primary. A good lesson for everyone–for Barrett, for other dims, and for sycophants like Dowd and Matthews)


  219. Pascrell won!!! Wow, when I saw the early numbers posted it looked like he was in big trouble!!! Maybe I read them wrong. Congratulations to him and Bill.

  220. Do you really believe that Obama has given up the blow and is now drug free? Prove to me that he is. Have him submit to a drug test.

  221. O’Donnell claims that Obama was the big winner in the Wisconsin loss last night. Madcow agrees.

    All I will say about OD and his fellow traveler is there comes a point when you realize that it is a waste of breath to respond to Holocaust deniers like them. Rational dialogue is impossible.

    The only rational response is what Thomas Crown wrote many years ago, as recounted by Streiff:

    “Should the entire American Left 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.
    That is my philosophy moving forward from today.”

  222. I posted the Lib Agitator video on my FB community; there are a lot of veterans on there from a lot of wars and quite a number still serving; quite a number have more than one purple heart. The consensus is….just let them come here and try that shit!!!

  223. jbstonesfan
    June 6th, 2012 at 11:36 am
    —————
    jb did you see my message above.

    Admin could you send jb my email address?

  224. When I think about the left I have a very specific group in mind. If you go back to the early nineteenth century, before passage of the Wagner Act which gave workers the right to organize and bargain collectively, there were two strains of what we might call the left. One was referred to as bread and butter unionism, and its leading exponent was Samuel Gompers who was head of the AFL. The other was Eugene Debs and his was the sense of unionism as a social movement which aimed to change the entire structure of our country and society, along the lines of Marx.

    If you read the writing of Gompers, regardless of your views on unions, and whatever your political stripe, you cannot help but be impressed with his thinking. He was fiercely patriotic, wanted the country to succeed and wanted working people to get their fare share. Debs was a dreamer, and a revolutionary, along the lines of the new left in this country. What makes the New Left more toxic than even Debs is their goals–which are Orwellian and their capabilities–enhanced by modern technology.

    When I see someone like O’Donnell, my first instinct is to dismiss him as merely a snake-oil saleman. But in fact and his ilk are infinitely worse. Yes, they do play fast and lose with the truth, but the real harm that I see in their prescriptions is not that they simply do not work, but the further fact that taken in large quantities they are poison.

    Bill and Hillary are center left. Romney is center right. But much of mainstream media is hard left. Their goal is to re-define what is centrist so that hard left can be passed off as mainstream which it is not. I think mature people who do not have an axe to grind with society see the profound difference. They did not in 2008, but now they have had some time to think about it.

    As George Kennan–one of Roosevelt’s four wise men said in one of his books: I hope to give those in power some sense of the hopeful paths to the future and avoid those paths which lead only to despair and from which no one ever returns. The latter is clearly the prescription of the hard left. It is unfortunate that the wreckage of 2008 has left only one party which can defend America, because in the final analysis they have faults too.

  225. I think it fair to say that Barack Obama is the last Kennedy. John was a great leader, Bobby had the potential for greatness but also a tendency toward megalomania, Teddy was the kind of man the poet Yeats described who sought and received the attentions of Maude Gonne–“a drunken vainglorious lout” and a moral coward who caused the death of an innocent young lady, and Mr. Obama–the last Kennedy–the epilogue is still being written.

  226. One incumbent who had no worries Tuesday was Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein, seeking her fourth full term.

    She clobbered her 23 opponents on the ballot – beating her closest rival, Republican Elizabeth Emken, by a 4-to-1 ratio.

    The two will face each other in the November election.

  227. Ulsterman on WI.

    Great night for Wisconsin. Even better night for America. Back on the road. But this was BIG. Can’t overstate that enough. Huge momentum now coming out of gate. Favoring Romney. Obama campaign not happy. Union leadership pointing fingers. Don’t fall for the media spin insulation attempt that will come out today and through weekend. Told administration has news item to bump Walker vote from top page. Common tactic for incumbent.

    They are already making the 10 to 1 campaign expenditure claim. Not even close to accurate. Don’t repeat that Walker campaign donations lie. It’s bullsh-t. Total bullsh-t. Union presence overwhelming in Wisconsin. Millions and millions spent. Recent report has it at somewhere close to $60 million spent by unions alone. That would equal almost the entire campaign expenditures for both sides. Governor Walker was NOT going up against Barrett. Walker was going right up against the unions. That was the election. They know it. We know it. We won. They lost. Period.

    Recommend follow up with the Old Man on an angle over this that was raging behind the scenes. Read his last message to you. A whole lot he left out. Big stuff. Involves China oddly enough. They were dumping $$$ into defeating Walker. Crazy huh? See if he’ll share that with you. Fascinating stuff. Like watching dinosaurs battle and hope you don’t get stepped on. Shifted billions from them. Had to have pissed those Chinese off but he sent the message. Stay the f-ck out of our elections. Got a total man crush on the old man now. Won’t say anymore but you ask him about it. He might be willing to share with you now that the Wisconsin campaign is over. I will tell you this, the Old Man was heavily invested in Wisconsin. He wanted to crush the unions. Absolutely crush them.

    Want to again emphasize don’t buy the “Walker outspent Barret” hype being spread like manure now by the media. That is intended to insulate the White House and they are directing it themselves. It is not true. Not even close. Unions did not donate directly to Barrett. They went out on their own and spent tens of millions to defeat Walker.

    Then watch for the bump news story coming. Should drop no later than 48 hrs.

    We won a big battle last night. Bring on the war. I love winning.

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/06/06/white-house-insider-dont-repeat-that-walker-campaign-donations-lie-its-bullsh-t/#comments

  228. jb re Pascrell
    ———–
    I posted erroneous info on Pascrell early on. Sorry about that.

  229. Death threats against Scott Walker on twitter.

    I would expect noting less from those SEIU thugs.

  230. I’ll listen to the whining about money in politics when they start having a problem with ALL the money, not just what the R’s bring in. Again, the progs interprete financial support for their candidates as a wonderful thing, and financial support for R’s as bad. Gimme a break.

    More money can buy a bigger megaphone re: ads, etc. But it doesn’t drown out other forms of speech – such as grassroots organizing and people talking to their neighbors, or blogging, whatever.

    They are also looking at ONLY campaign funds, and are discounting the massive amounts of money spent for a solid year on mounting the recall and demonizing Walker non-stop, before they even had a D candiidate.

    The D money clock did not start ticking the day Barret was nominated. That’s utterly dishonest. It started LONG before that. MILLIONS were spent tearing down Walker by the unions and others, before Barret was even the nominee. They are acting as if that doesn’t count.

  231. I seem to recall that O’Donnell studied for the priesthood, and then backed out. But he was there long enough to acquire a taste for moral absolutes which are quite appropriate in the ecclesiastic sphere. But in the secular environment this unbending faith in abstract principles can harden into rigid ideology which denies that which is true, and inhibits the art of compromise.

    As the smoke clears over Wisconsin, the damage to the Obama campaign is manifest to all but the most rigid ideologues.

    First, and most obviously, the attempt by the left to defeat a conservative Republican Governor, who has made a strategic move against their core constituency was rebuffed by a significant margin.

    Second, a couple months ago, all the Obama core groups including organizing for American were trumpeting the call that Wisconsin was a hill to die for. In the end, they died, but they did not take the hill.

    Third, Mr. Obama failed to answer the call to arms when a fellow democrat who supported him in the primary when he could have done so easily. This confirms the growing suspicion that Obama is not the Democrat Party, or the leader of that party. He is a statum im statum, state within a state who demand loyalty but does not reciprocate.

    Fourth, the loss plus Obama’s apparent indifference to it sends a resounding message to his fellow travelers. It will tend to dampen their enthusiasm in supporting him in November, and many may not turn out. Also, the continuing efforts by big media to defend him ring hollow.

    Fifth, from the Republican side, it proved that a new coalition of Tea Party, independents and republicans could not only gel, but hang together and fight. Coalitions are always fragile, but nothing holds them together better than victory.

    Sixth, it gave Republicans a chance to test their new GOTV (get out to vote program), and the Koch Brothers will be pouring millions into that tried and true program in the battle ground states.

    Seventh, it highlighted the potential for voter fraud, and turned it into a national concern for November more so than before. The fact that as many as a thousand monitors watched the process prevented the large scale cheating we saw from Obama in Indiana in 2008, which reduced Hillary’s victory from 8% based on our internals to 2%.

    Eighth, it gave Republicans a chance to close the technological gap and implement the tools they lacked in 2008. In fact, they dismissed those things as important, and I told them based on what I observed campaigning against Obama that they were whistling past the graveyard. They learned.

    So when Larry OD says Obama was the big winner, you wonder by what sophistry of reason he can reach that ridiculous, counter intuitive and demonstrably irrational conclusion. It is the utter irrationality of the lefts arguments that makes them dangerous. They are like extraterrestial beings which is to say not of this world.

    (Note: Erickson has a piece this morning which touches on some of these same factors)

  232. S
    June 5th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    meant to post this the other day…it’s not just Roger Simon who is just appalled by Bill Clinton…

    imho, I used to really like Joan until she sold her soul for O…but where the hell does she get off demanding that Bill “better raise alot of money” and then she says how dare Bill like Trump…who annoited Joan Walsh Bill’s keeper and judge and jury…and where does she get the right to decide who Bill likes or not…
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    S: Walsh is a deer in the headlights dumb bunny. I cannot remember the issue, but she appeared on morning Joe failed to see what is obvious to everyone on that left wing panel, and everyone in the audience, but went on and on until she started to realize that everyone was staring at her like she had forgot to put on her apparel. The ditzy sidekick of Joe then told her how ridiculous she was, and she still did not get it. She was a spectacle to say the least.

  233. Obama’s abandonment of the unions in Wisconsin will resonate with organized labor and could be a substantial contributing factor in a possible decision not to run for a second term. They are his ground army, and you cannot win a war when your troops are dispirited and suspicious of their leader.

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