The Video Mitt Romney Better Watch

We gave pretty much the same advice to John McCain in 2008. Mitt Romney better listen to our advice even though right now Obama looks like dog meat.

Recent boobery from Obama has made even his most Hopium addled supporters realize his campaign of bamboozlement and reelection is in trouble. The recent Obama buffoon analysis on the state of the American economy as “fine” means that Big Media will turn the WORM (What Obama Really Meant) for Obama.

Today the scream of HELP! to Big Media from the hapless Obama reelection saps came loud and clear. From Jay Carney to press corps: You people ought to do your jobs and report the context of Obama’s “private sector” comments.

This request from Carney to Big Media is direct: don’t report what Obama actually said, report what we say Obama really meant. Recall what we wrote in 2008 and watch the video Mitt Romney better watch:

“In the last debate John McCain stated nailing down Sen. Obama’s various tax proposals is like nailing Jell-O to the wall. McCain should not have restricted his critique merely to Obama’s “tax proposals”.

Recall, at the height of the Obama gay-bashing and race-baiting campaign – South Carolina – Hillary Clinton spoke about Obama and his record and accountability:

CLINTON: Well, I couldn’t agree more. But I do think that your record and what you say does matter. And when it comes to…

(APPLAUSE)

… a lot of the issues that are important in this race, it is sometimes difficult to understand what Senator Obama has said, because as soon as he is confronted on it, he says that’s not what he meant. [snip]

Now, why is this important? It’s important because I think elections are about the future. But how do you determine what will happen in the future? Well, you have to look to the record, you have to look to what we say in campaigns, and what we have done during our careers.

And I want to be just very explicit about this. We are not, neither my campaign nor anyone associated with it, are in any way saying you did not oppose the war in Iraq.

You did. You gave a great speech in 2002 opposing the war in Iraq. That was not what the point of our criticism was.

It was after having given that speech, by the next year the speech was off your Web site. By the next year, you were telling reporters that you agreed with President Bush in his conduct of the war. And by the next year, when you were in the Senate, you were voting to fund the war time after time after time.

So it was more about the distinction between words and action. And I think that is a fair assessment for voters to make.

(APPLAUSE)



We do believe Mitt Romney will be better financed that Barack Obama this election cycle. The Romney advantage might be as much as a billion dollars. But it won’t be enough of an advantage to overcome Big Media’s protection of its stooge Barack Obama.

Mitt Romney is running for President. Ostensibly Romney’s opponent is Barack Obama. Romney’s real opponent, Romney’s real enemy however is the Big Media Party. The Big Media Party has its own agenda and interests.

Romney should stick to the important issues:

“The net worth of the American family has fallen to its lowest level in two decades, according to government data released Monday, driven by a more than 40 percent drop in their stakes in their homes.

The Federal Reserve’s detailed survey of consumer finances showed families’ median wealth plunged from $126,400 in 2007 to $77,300 in 2010 — a 39 percent decline. That put them on par with median wealth in 1992.

The Fed’s data underscore the depth of the wounds of the Great Recession and how far many families remain from healing.”

But it is not only the “important issues” that Romney must address. While Mitt Romney has learned a great deal from Donald Trump and his boisterous style Romney must employ his new found toughness to take on Big Media. Romney has to have his campaign confront and call out Big Media. A SuperPac dedicated to this task should be established and funded sufficient to the task.

Mitt Romney better prepare to tackle Big Media or he will be food for WORMs.

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211 thoughts on “The Video Mitt Romney Better Watch

  1. This was missed on the last thread, but its so worth repeating for Admin….There will be frothing mouths in the WH over this one…

    http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/general_politics/june_2012/voters_trust_bill_clinton_more_than_obama_romney_when_it_comes_to_economy

    Voters Trust Bill Clinton More Than Obama, Romney When It Comes to Economy

    Former President Bill Clinton recently got himself in hot water in his own party when he disagreed with the current occupant of the White House and called for an extension of the so-called Bush tax cuts. But most voters support extending those tax cuts and express more confidence in Clinton’s economic judgment than that of both President Obama and Mitt Romney.

    A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 55% of Likely U.S. Voters trust Clinton’s judgment more than Obama’s when it comes to the economy. Just 26% trust the president’s judgment more. Twenty percent (20%) are undecided.

  2. God, I love to see Hillary smacking down the fraud in that debate. Makes me happy, and it makes me sad because what we were stuck with instead of who won.

    I agree that Mitt needs to attack the MSM, maybe he is waiting to see what comes down with the Supremes this month first, since the HellCare bill is Barry’s prize accomplishment. A lawyer that may have not known his prize bill is illegal.

  3. For Basil and Mrs. S-
    Here is part of the timeline I posted at the bottom of the last thread from UM site:

    Timeline:

    Kam hears what he is not supposed to hear and tells others November 2008

    March 2009 Kam business partner Hank indicted by the Attorney General Cuomo later Governor Cuomo, soon to prison, also an aid of Feinstein

    November 2010 Kam works against Obama choice for Cali AG, someone who could investigate all the illegal
    Donations to Obama’s campaign from overseas. Obama yet to answer for these illegal contributions

    April 2011 Kam missing for two weeks and found dead…murdered?
    Obama announces sympathy for his aid who helped to “capture” the country

    Bin Laden killed and announced on May 4 2011
    Same day as Kam memorial, Feinstein beats Obama out by 1 hour in the announcement stealing his thunder
    Though Feinstein and intelligence knew of Osama whereabouts since Jan 2011

    Feinstein and other Dems reelection booty and possibly million of campaign funds stolen by woman who managed 400 different bank accounts….including Obama’s Cali monies….if she had considered talking she is now clear to shut up

    Feinstein charged with ethics violation…

    Obama’s AG in California threaten FDIC and will not follow the law on failed mortgages. She will set new terms of her choosing further damaging housing values, the standing banking system and perpetuating the housing crisis. All distend to redistribute value and monies as has been legally recognised by law since the beginning of the United States of America. This will lead to the government deciding who should or should not have a house regardless of who earned a house or paid for a house.

  4. Shadowfax
    June 11th, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    For Basil and Mrs. S-
    Here is part of the timeline I posted at the bottom of the last thread from UM site:
    ____________

    Thanks Shadowfax for posting that information. I hope it helps put the puzzle pieces in a forward perspective helping Basil making the connections.

    Come to think of it, you were doing a little searching too-

  5. Wbboei, we’ve written extensively on Donilon.

    http://www.hillaryis44.org/2011/02/14/iran-rises-as-proof-of-barack-obama-attacks-on-hillary-clinton-emerge/

    The Times report confirms that Obama was petulant when Hosni Mubarak did not do what Obama wanted early on. Hillary Clinton then went to the Munich Security Conference without Obama enforcer Thomas Donilon. Frank Wisner was at the conference via video link. Wisner, a former American ambassador to Egypt had spoken with Mubarak. The “no preconditions” crowd was not happy with Wisner:

    Donilon was supposed to dog Hillary at the Munich Security Conference but she outfoxed Donilon and flew to the conference while Donilon was getting ready.

  6. I fervently hope with all these developments enough Hillary democrats develop cojones and force the Boob to withdraw from 2012 race and Hillary steps in.

  7. Shadowfax
    June 11th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    God, I love to see Hillary smacking down the fraud in that debate.
    _________

    Agreed- and notice from then in 08′ to now, how Obama’s demeanor towards the people has changed. He no longer has the motivation for thinking about improving and securing any of the plans he mentioned about SS and Medi-care for the benefit of seniors and securing those program to be functional in the future. Instead his motivation is focused on hiring out our military as security forces in foreign countries protecting Russian and Chinese investments.

    For all intents and purposes, the only domestic agenda Obama is interested in is subjugating the Rights and liberties of Americans while choking off any prospects of America returning to a Land of Peace and Prosperity.

  8. CNBC is running a special report on the Hungry, Homeless Americans tomorrow night on 60 min @ 9pm.

    How disgusting- unless we think of this report as a testament to Obama’s living breathing failure as his best effort as president of what once was the greatest country in the World.

  9. Admin. you are quite correct that Romney’s real opponent is big media which is the surrogate for the Washington dc establishment whic has grown fat over the years by advancing i) big spending, ii) big taxes and iii) the grand bargain. As goes the Watergate saying: follow the money. And it all leads back to them. That formula worked when the GDP growth was at 4%, but it does not work now with a GDP growth at 1.9%. They can still siphon off the money but that leaves roughly zero (0) for the public interest. The problem with the media is not that they are left wing, so much as they are the beneficiaries of an economic system which puts them at the top of the food chain and the American People at the bottom. That is what this game of attacking Republicans is all about. It is why they hate Sarah Palin, the Tea Party and the grass roots. They see them as a peasant revolt and suppress it for that reason. That is the real game, the game and the game. What happened in Wisconsin and California is the ghost of Howard Jarvis, and paved the way for a peasant only this time the peasants know that if they let the elites continue to steal from them there will be nothing left. This explains establishment dims, rethug and a fat ass scumbag named Norman Ornstein. It is all about preserving the power of Washington DC and an inflection point which occurred in the past couple weeks. And like the Grim Reaper it says to them: life I am coming.

  10. I fervently hope with all these developments enough Hillary democrats develop cojones and force the Boob to withdraw from 2012 race and Hillary steps in.
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    As I see it, that is not unlikely. It is why I am struggling to find the words to encourage the party to take down Obama. Unless they are completely blind and stupid, they must see that everything, from the leaks, to fast and furious, to all the other things that have gone dreadfully wrong lead back to the White House, but more than even that they lead back to the Obama campaign. Is that the same campaign they wish to support in the upcoming election. The ramifications of doing so reach far beyond November. They can destroy the brand and make all of them look like accomplices. The only way to avoid that is to force Obama out. And if that happens it will be up to Hillary to decide whether she wishes to step in. Her high approval rating, and successful tenure at State would make her a winning candidate, and would breathe life into a party that is headed for many years in the political wilderness.

  11. Admin: I am going to see if I can summarize in a few paragraphs what Pat said in that 20 minute interview Shadow posted. One of the things that has come out is that one of the two US attorneys Holder appointed was a BUNDLER for Obama, which is no doubt how he got is job, and this explains why Holder appointed him to do the “investigating”. Yet another conflict of interest, which should impel Congress on both sides of the aisle to appoint a Special Counsel and to warn the two political hacks Holder appointed to get out of the way. The statement by Pat Caddell implicating a senior advisor and political operative for Obama moves this entire matter far beyond the purview of these politically compromised US attorneys. Given the gravity of the harm this has inflicted on our nation, I shall not scruple to call any member of Congress who fails to support the appointment of a special counsel a traitor to this nation.

  12. And another key of professor Litgenstein bites the dust. Throw the bum out, and bring in Hillary NOW.

  13. admin
    June 11th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Wbboei, we’ve written extensively on Donilon.
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    Yes. And I am well aware of it. As with so many other things you were right, and miles ahead of everyone else on all matters pertinent to Obama.

  14. Arthur Davis, AA who voted for Barry is now leaving the Dem party to become a Repub. He said the Democratic Party is now not the party of Bill Clinton…

    On Greta…

  15. Mrs. Smith
    June 11th, 2012 at 10:06 pm
    Shadowfax
    June 11th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    God, I love to see Hillary smacking down the fraud in that debate.
    _________

    Agreed-

    Obama’s demeanor

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  16. Oooops, hit the send button too quickly…

    What I have always hated about that video is when Barry keeps putting up his boney finger, wanting the debate time keeper to let him cut Hillary off so he can try to bs his way out of her criticism.

  17. Romney must employ his new found toughness to take on Big Media. Romney has to have his campaign confront and call out Big Media. A SuperPac dedicated to this task should be established and funded sufficient to the task.

    Mitt Romney better prepare to tackle Big Media or he will be food for WORMs.
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    I have been saying this too for over four years. I would drive the silver spike through the heart of those vampires, by taking the position that inasmuch as big media has proven itself to be partisan and Leslie Moonves admitted as much last week, in order to ensure fairness and objectivity the Republican Party will agree to three debates, all of which will be on public television.

    (Note: they made $5 billion off the Republican debates, and did everything they could to make Republicans look bad. At the same time, their vaunted press corp failed to ask serious questions to Mr. Obama, as Richard Bettenadi, former White House correspondent for USA Today and now professor of journalism pointed out recently.)

  18. I fervently hope with all these developments enough Hillary democrats develop cojones and force the Boob to withdraw from 2012 race and Hillary steps in.
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    As I see it, that is not unlikely. It is why I am struggling to find the words to encourage the party to take down Obama. Unless they are completely blind and stupid, they must see that everything, from the leaks, to fast and furious, to all the other things that have gone dreadfully wrong lead back to the White House, but more than even that they lead back to the Obama campaign. Is that the same campaign they wish to support in the upcoming election. The ramifications of doing so reach far beyond November. They can destroy the brand and make all of them look like accomplices. The only way to avoid that is to force Obama out. And if that happens it will be up to Hillary to decide whether she wishes to step in. Her high approval rating, and successful tenure at State would make her a winning candidate, and would breathe life into a party that is headed for many years in the political wilderness.
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    If only this were happening in 2011 or even at the beginning of 2012! We don’t have much time left.

  19. By the way, if it were me that would not be an opening position in a negotiation to ensure fairness. It would be a final position from which I would not budge. You can be sure they would scream bloody murder and threaten to portray Republicans in a negative light. The proper response would be Oh really? Like you have been doing for the past 30 years?

    The problem we have here is obvious if you think about it. The interests of big media and the interests of the American people are mutually exclusive. They want Washington to prosper even if that means the country fails. It is just that simple. So why let them moderate the debates, and ask the have you stopped beating your wife questions, and run the phony focus groups and collect million dollar salaries? It is madness.

  20. If only this were happening in 2011 or even at the beginning of 2012! We don’t have much time left.
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    If it were a grass roots move then yes, it is too late. But if it is a move at the executive level, there is plenty of time to get the right people on board. I doubt it took that much time to assemble the leaders who made LBJ back down. Typically, these things happen quickly. But unless donors start shutting their wallet it will not happen.

  21. I watched the rest of Caddell on Hannity tonight. Ann Coulter kept interrupting and that was unacceptable. She said it did not matter who the person who leaked the information was, just that it had done harm.

    Methinks that Artur Davis wore out his welcome as a Dimocrat in Alabama, so I would not turn my back to him. I really do not accept all this come to Jesus these loons are now going through….especially if they backed ObaMAO.It is kind of like all the prisoners finding Jesus when they are earnest about parole. With that said, I hope he does not run for office again as a Republican, but welcome the fact that now he says he sees the light…..bout time.

  22. It’s a good month, and a good night. Enjoy Milbank for a nightcap:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/car-wreck-at-the-white-house/2012/06/11/gJQAl8MpVV_print.html

    Pileup at the White House

    It has been a Junius Horribilis for President Obama.

    Job growth has stalled, the Democrats have been humiliated in Wisconsin, the attorney general is facing a contempt-of-Congress citation, talks with Pakistan have broken down, Bill Clinton is contradicting Obama, Mitt Romney is outraising him, Democrats and Republicans alike are complaining about a “cascade” of national-security leaks from his administration, and he is now on record as saying that the “private sector is doing fine.”

    Could it get any worse?

    Early Monday morning, Obama learned that it could. His aides delivered the news to him that his commerce secretary had been cited for a felony hit-and-run after allegedly crashing his car three times over the weekend. In one incident, the previously obscure Cabinet officer apparently rear-ended a Buick, spoke to the car’s occupants, then hit the vehicle again as he left.

    Thus did Jay Carney, the oft-besieged White House press secretary, have another briefing carjacked by bad news. And Carney, who either didn’t know the details of the bizarre episode or wasn’t at liberty to divulge them, had to execute a full range of defensive maneuvers. [snip]

    The former journalist informed the questioners that he “was not a presiding doctor on this case” and could confirm only that “the commerce secretary was alone, he had a seizure, he was involved in an accident.”

    “He was involved in several accidents,” called out April Ryan of American Urban Radio.

    “Thank you for the correction,” Carney said. He did not sound grateful.[snip]

    For the White House, it was just the latest entry in the when-it-rains-it-pours ledger. This has been one of the worst stretches of the Obama presidency. In Washington, there is a creeping sense that the bottom has fallen out and that there may be no second term. Privately, senior Obama advisers say they are no longer expecting much economic improvement before the election.

    Carney had the unenviable task of confronting the full arsenal of gloom at Monday afternoon’s briefing.

    The AP asked about the president’s unfortunate private-sector-is-fine remark. The Reuters correspondent asked about the economic “head winds” from Europe. Ed Henry of Fox News Channel asked about the looming contempt-of-Congress vote against Attorney General Eric Holder. Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News asked about the Supreme Court striking down Obamacare. Norah O’Donnell of CBS News asked about calls for a special prosecutor to probe leaks. Victoria Jones of Talk Radio News asked about the stalled talks with Pakistan.

    Carney sought relief by calling on TV correspondents from swing states, but the one from Wisconsin asked about the failed attempt to recall Republican Gov. Scott Walker and the one from Nevada asked about her state’s unemployment rate, the nation’s highest. [snip]

    Apparently Bryson will have to clean up his own wreckage. This White House has too many other pileups to deal with.

    We’ve often written: “If you elect a boob, expect boobery.”

  23. Sharyl Atkisson is a world class reporter at CBS. She puts her colleagues at NBC, CNN and ABC who have surrendered their role as journalist to shame. She has been investigating Fast and Furious and filed a freedom of information request for information. Holder responded with blank pages. There will come a point where honest journalists will conclude that this White House treats reporters with the same level of respect at it treats the American People which is to say none. Of course, if they are willing to be a mouthpiece for the White House, like the New York Times, then they will get invited to all the parties. All they must do is sign the same Faustian Pact that NYT did, and sell their soul to the devil. For them, that should not be so hard.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-57423389-10391695/governments-answer-to-fast-and-furious-records-requests-blank-pages/?tag=contentMain;contentBody

  24. The AP asked about the president’s unfortunate private-sector-is-fine remark. The Reuters correspondent asked about the economic “head winds” from Europe. Ed Henry of Fox News Channel asked about the looming contempt-of-Congress vote against Attorney General Eric Holder. Margaret Talev of Bloomberg News asked about the Supreme Court striking down Obamacare. Norah O’Donnell of CBS News asked about calls for a special prosecutor to probe leaks. Victoria Jones of Talk Radio News asked about the stalled talks with Pakistan.
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    As Earnest and Julio Gallo used to say, we will make no wine until its time. You know it is time to make wine when jurnolister scumbags hear the name Obama and wonder aloud whether there will be a second term. He makes great moment of the fact that these so called journalists ask Carney questions about current events. Well bully for them. I say nothing has changed until they have the testicular fortitude to ask those same questions to his boss. With the exception of Ed Henry, who is the only journalist in that group, the rest being groupies they have shown no appetite to do that. I am truly sorry that Nora Donnell has joined CBS. She is a confirmed jurnolister, and until now the virus was contained.

  25. Shadowfax
    June 11th, 2012 at 11:02 pm
    Oooops, hit the send button too quickly…

    What I have always hated about that video is when Barry keeps putting up his boney finger, wanting the debate time keeper to let him cut Hillary off so he can try to bs his way out of her criticism.
    ______________

    What I liked about that video was Hillary innately coined our new slogan:

    “WE’RE JUST GETTING WARMED UP!” 🙂

  26. The Amateur’s Nominee

    Posted by Erick Erickson (Diary)

    Monday, June 11th at 12:35PM EDT
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    Brett McGurk is another example of just what an amateur Barack Obama is. Today comes news that the Commerce Secretary committed two hit and run crashes after suffering “seizures.” There is no word on what caused the seizures and Johnny Walker was unavailable for comment.

    Now, there is Brett McGurk. You should read this if you don’t know who he is. But the gist is this.

    Brett McGurk is Barack Obama’s nominee to be Ambassador to Iraq. His experience includes having an affair with a Wall Street Journal reporter and, around the same time, getting a blow job on the roof of a building in Baghdad by someone other than either his wife or mistress.

    Only an amateur like Barack Obama could pick a guy like this to be his Ambassador.

  27. Shadow, I knew nothing about this guy until you posted the Caddell interview. A former Naval officer, investment banker, daughter who graduated from West Point, film maker,superb interviewer, and the producer of the movie The Undefeated honoring Sarah Palin, and telling the side of her story that big media suppressed (for the reasons I posted above) . . . he may well be the reincarnation of St. Breitbart. Wouldn’t that be grand . . .
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    http://thevictorysessions.com/about/

  28. I watched the rest of Caddell on Hannity tonight. Ann Coulter kept interrupting and that was unacceptable. She said it did not matter who the person who leaked the information was, just that it had done harm.
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    It did not matter who the leaker was? Not even if he is national security advisor to the President. It sure as hell does matter. What Ann is concerned about, I presume, is that despite Caddell’s jacuuz at the big irishman who looks too much like Ensign Parker on McHales navy, he will deny it, the irresponsible journalist at NYT who reported it will plead journalist privilege, hence the Republicans will not be able to prove who the leaker was. If that is not her reason to say it makes no difference then I am at a loss to explain her comment. From a political standpoint the difference between saying it merely came from the White House and saying it came from it came from Obamas national security chief is akin to the difference between gun powder and dynamite. Gunpowder moves along an appointed line whereas dynamite rends in all directions.

  29. wbboei, that was the gist of what Coulter was saying….I so dislike her me,me,me, in your face demeanor and the way she flips her hair. She is a mic hog.

    I wish I could have found the video, but maybe they started something? Schoen and Caddell:

    Caddell & Schoen: Let Hillary run

    by Keith Koffler on November 22, 2011, 11:09 am

    I wanted to make sure you were aware of this piece by two Democratic strategists that ran in Monday’s Wall Street Journal.

    Patrick Caddell and Douglas Schoen argue that President Obama should cede the floor to Hillary, allowing her to claim the Democratic nomination.

    Caddell and Schoen offer a cogent argument that goes well beyond the “she’s more popular” reasoning you usually encounter.

    In fact, they assert that Obama could well win. But they argue that for the good of the country, he should step aside anyway.

    The kind of campaign required for the president’s political survival would make it almost impossible for him to govern—not only during the campaign, but throughout a second term. Put simply, it seems that the White House has concluded that if the president cannot run on his record, he will need to wage the most negative campaign in history to stand any chance.

    By going down the re-election road and into partisan mode, the president has effectively guaranteed that the remainder of his term will be marred by the resentment and division that have eroded our national identity, common purpose, and most of all, our economic strength.

    And they note that a depoliticized Obama is one who could actually work to save the economy now, before the onslaught of negative news and declining confidence sets off a catastrophe that will make the recent recession look like a light stretching exercise.

    If President Obama were to withdraw, he would put great pressure on the Republicans to come to the table and negotiate—especially if the president singularly focused in the way we have suggested on the economy, job creation, and debt and deficit reduction. By taking himself out of the campaign, he would change the dynamic from who is more to blame—George W. Bush or Barack Obama?—to a more constructive dialogue about our nation’s future.

    He won’t do this, of course. Obama has put his personal policy preferences and political survival ahead of the country’s interest from the start.

    But still, it’s interesting reading, and fascinating to see from Democrats. It may be a sign of the lack of intensity Obama is finding among his base.

    Perhaps even a plant by the pro-Hillary crowd. Who knows? They’re a savvy bunch too.

    http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2011/11/22/cadell-schoen-hillary-run/

  30. Let’s face it, elections don’t have to be as long and expensive as the American environment have made them. In Europe, elections are held quickly, and effectively.

    I am beginning to see this image of Hillary’s army, standing on a high hill overlooking Washington DC, with a empty space in the middle waiting for Hillary to arrive on her white horse.

    Hillary was ready, and she has proven for all to see she is ready (why a women had to do that, and the neighborhood organizer did not will always enrage me). We do not need the primary process for Hillary to be nominated at the convention. We only need balls and fortitude. The Army is ready, and believe me the money will come so fast, the computer will have trouble keeping up with it.

  31. As I see it, that is not unlikely. It is why I am struggling to find the words to encourage the party to take down Obama. Unless they are completely blind and stupid, they must see that everything, from the leaks, to fast and furious, to all the other things that have gone dreadfully wrong lead back to the White House, but more than even that they lead back to the Obama campaign. Is that the same campaign they wish to support in the upcoming election. The ramifications of doing so reach far beyond November. They can destroy the brand and make all of them look like accomplices.

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

    In haste. I’m having deja vu. In 2008 I kept saying, wrong as it turned out, that there would be enough people with influence on the DNC who wanted to win, that they’d dump Obama and nominate Hillary then.

    Wll it really be different now? What has changed? What will work this time, that didn’t work then?

    There are some people backing Obama for re-nomination that don’t particularly want the Democrats to win. They just want to block Hillary (or any good Democrat). DINObama would be okay with them, but an open GOP Romney would be better. Obama-vs-Romney is win/win for them.

    Will anything nullify them, and help the Dems who do want to win?

  32. I think [Ulsterman] is more likely one or more congressional staffers putting this stuff out. Some of them are republican and some may be democrats. I do believe some of the prior posts, which have focused on the role of the media in electing Obama. Those rang very true. But the new stuff is harder for me to accept without more clarity and specificity.

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    I don’t really read that ‘Ulsterman’ stuff, but it looks like the last few have abandoned any serious theme and are going for more hits and clickthroughs — ie shock value to get people to read. Tabloid standards. AKA ‘jumping the shark’.

  33. Obama is the same kind of ideologue as Hitler, and he suffers from the same mental disorder. And like the bohemian corporal he will bring down this country for sure not for maybe if he is re-elected. If we learned anything from 2008 it is that big media is corrupt, the democratic party is corrupt and, where the electorate is concerned there is a sucker borne every minute–58%. Here is an interview with Monica Crowley which makes many points we see here about Bill vs Obama. In Dantes Inferno, there is a figure called Beelzbub Prince of Devils. That is Obama–the epitome of evil. I see Castro just endorsed him for re-election. That should tell you something right there.

    http://online.wsj.com/video/30D0A951-1401-48B7-A1BF-79EC2D8CE207.html?mod=wsj_article_tboright

  34. In a million and one ways Obama and his cabal of hard core leftists have said fuck you to the American People–you don’t count.

    Well, I say one bad turn deserves another.

    All we need to do is return the favor once, on election day. Then this demented son of a bitch will be consigned to the dust bin of history, where he can no longer damage the lives of the American People. Ditto big media.

    What Disraeli said of Gladstone he could just as easily have said of Obama. If he fell in the Thames River and could not swim that would be unfortunate. If someone jumped in to save him that would be a tragedy.

    Many moons ago, the estimable Thomas Crowne wrote:
    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.

  35. Talk about an insult….absolutely ridiculous.

    Rumors are again swirling that Anna Wintour could be tapped for the diplomatic post of US ambassador to London, replacing Louis Susman, who is to retire this year. The Vogue editor is a top bundler for President Obama and is attending fund-raisers this week in Chicago and New York, but we’re told she isn’t quite jumping at the chance to grace the grand but not terribly fashionable US Embassy in Grosvenor Square. A source said, “These are just rumors. She’s quite happy at her current job.”

    http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/envoy_anna_fh4OWUfiOCT18ZLjDiLOvL

  36. I’d not noticed this until I came upon a Twitter this morning. And it brings up a second concern (incident) I’d not heard of either. Thought I was keeping up on stuff. Anyway, here’s the first:

    Judge saves Americans from Obama’s NDAA – YouTube
    Published on Jun 7, 2012 by RTAmerica
    Thursday marked another victory against the battle on the National Defense Authorization Act. District Judge Katherine Forrest not only sided with the plaintiffs suing the Obama administration, but with every American. Section 1021 of the act, which allows for the military to indefinitely detain Americans at home and abroad without due process has been met with heavy criticism causing the group of individuals to file the lawsuit. David Segal, executive director for Demand Progress, joins us with more.

    Segal recommends the following activism of us:
    1. Urge Obama not to appeal this ruling
    2. Urge Senate to take up amendments to reverse indefinite detention

  37. In Segal’s NDAA video, he refers to this incident:

    Police Stop, Handcuff Every Adult at Intersection in Search for Bank Robber – ABC News
    Police in Aurora, Colo., searching for suspected bank robbers stopped every car at an intersection, handcuffed all the adults and searched the cars, one of which they believed was carrying the suspect. Police said they had received what they called a “reliable” tip that the culprit in an armed robbery at a Wells Fargo bank committed earlier was stopped at the red light.“We didn’t have a description, didn’t know race or gender or anything, so a split-second decision was made to stop all the cars at that intersection, and search for the armed robber,” Aurora police Officer Frank Fania told ABC News. Officers barricaded the area, halting 19 cars.
    “Cops came in from every direction and just threw their car in front of my car,” Sonya Romero, one of the drivers who was handcuffed, told ABC News affiliate KMGH-TV in Denver. From there, the police went from car to car, removing the passengers and handcuffing the adults.“Most of the adults were handcuffed, then were told what was going on and were asked for permission to search the car,” Fania said. “They all granted permission, and once nothing was found in their cars, they were un-handcuffed.” The search lasted between an hour and a half and two hours, and it wasn’t until the final car was searched that police apprehended the suspect….
    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/06/police-stop-handcuff-every-adult-at-intersection-in-search-for-bank-robber/

    Cited as a case of “Virtual certainty”

  38. Quote of the Day || June 12, 2012

    by Keith Koffler on June 12, 2012, 6:51 am

    “When the president said the private sector is doing fine, he meant the private sector is not doing fine. Get your facts straight.”

    – White House Press Secretary Jay Carney

    A note from our attorneys: This is not a real quote

  39. http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/obama-too-busy-help-wisconsin-democrats-223240389.html

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    President Barack Obama explained in a radio interview Monday why he didn’t do more to help Wisconsin Democrats in their battle to recall Republican Governor Scott Walker: He was too busy.

    “The truth of the matter is that, as president of the United States, I’ve got a lot of responsibilities,” he told WBAY of Green Bay, Wisconsin. WBAY was one of eight TV stations given an exclusive interview with the president — six from battleground states Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, Virginia and Wisconsin and two from California and South Carolina.

    Obama said he was “supportive” of Walker’s Democratic challenger, Tom Barrett, whom Walker thumped in last week’s vote. “Obviously, I would have loved to see a different result,” Obama told WBAY.

    And the president said he would be working to ensure a different result in November.

    “We’re going to be fighting very hard in Wisconsin just like we have in the past,” said Obama, who carried the state by 14 points in 2008 but saw Barrett lose there by seven points.

    Asked whether the recall vote would have a ripple effect beyond Wisconsin’s border, the president replied: “I don’t think so. I think probably you’ve got specific circumstances in Wisconsin.””Keep in mind, it is a bit unusual when a governor gets this much attention in the middle of his term,” Obama said.

    “My suspicion is all across this country, governors who are dealing with tough budgets have to make tough decisions. But one of the lessons learned is that it is better to make them with people than against people,” the president said.

    Obama has repeatedly called for a “balanced” approach that combines spending cuts with tax increases on the very wealthiest Americans. Republicans have rejected that approach, saying it would starve the economy of investment capital.

    The White House played down the ramifications of the recall vote last week. But Obama did little to help Barrett beyond endorsing him after he won the Democratic primary, though the president’s campaign urged supporters to go to the polls on election day.

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    in the spirit of this post…

    what O really MEANT to say was…

    “I was too busy with my multiple fundraisers that week…I had time to look out the window from the plane as I flew over but I could not take the time to stop and help out…I had money I had to collect for my re-election campaign”

    …and then back out to CA to see my celeb peeps in No and So CA to collect more bucks

  40. Please help me understand something here. I read the comments about the lamestream media (CBS,ABC,NBC, and I personally believe PBS), and how they cover for the president, yet then I read about this or that reporter from say CBS who is doing her job with integrity as all journalists should do, and I have to ask, ” If these media outlets are distorting, fabricating, and manipulating the news to obtain the desired result of making a horrible president seem good, how can it be explained that one of their own seems to be doing just the opposite, as in exposing the negatives of Obama?

  41. By the way, I have for some time though of Pat Caddell as a stand up guy. I wonder about his safety, though, as he fillets different Democrats in the press.

  42. Finallly, and this is way off topic, but I wanted to provide a URL that I had saves a long time ago, and just revisited today that concerns global warming propaganda. It has a boatload of information from scientists who disagree with it. Funny how the not scientist Al Whore has the freakin balls to talk bullsh!t as if he has a degree in meteorology. His thoughts are not worth the time or effort. Save in favorites as a resource on global warming hoax.

    Link: http://www.wcflunatall.com/globalwarminglie.htm

  43. I think there is much truth found in the Ulsterman blog. I believe that when the “insider” indicated some time ago that there were powerful people within the Democratic party ready to start taking it to Obama, he was referring to Bill Clinton, and his associates. After all, it’s been Bill dueling with the Obama machine in play view. Bill cannot be in this alone. There are others, and Bill is their figurehead.

  44. Please help me understand something here. I read the comments about the lamestream media (CBS,ABC,NBC, and I personally believe PBS), and how they cover for the president, yet then I read about this or that reporter from say CBS who is doing her job with integrity as all journalists should do, and I have to ask, ” If these media outlets are distorting, fabricating, and manipulating the news to obtain the desired result of making a horrible president seem good, how can it be explained that one of their own seems to be doing just the opposite, as in exposing the negatives of Obama?
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    As I see it, CBS has a different management team, a different business model, and is willing to invest the substantial time required in investigative reporting. The management is somewhat freer to express their opinions. The business model is to be more objective, whereas NBC, CNN and ABC have chosen to gain the inside track with this administration, as FOX did with the Bush Administration. And third, they use investigative reporters, whereas NBC and CNN have no investigative reporters as such, and are reluctant to invest the time and effort in such things, because when you do you often discover that it is a dry well, and you have to eat those costs. ABC has an investigative reporter named Brian Ross, I have spoken to him, but he is mostly a figurehead. Instead of letting him vet Obama, which was the purpose of a call I made to him in 2008, they put him on assignments reporting on how the senior senator from New Jersey was living it up at the DNC Convention. Bear in mind, Goldberg who is a regular on FOX would dispute what I am saying, and argue as he does in his book that CBS is no better. But if he is right, how do you explain Sharyl Atkisson, an investigative reporter, who has no equal at the other networks.

  45. nomobama June 12th, 2012 at 8:20 am
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    I too include PBS. I don’t know if they ever were even, but they definitely turned for Obama. I tried to stay, but could not.

    There are so many great minds here at Big Pink – mine not being one of them but I refuse to be left out anyway – that I’ll answer as I see it. Also know that my cable service is minimal: ABC,CBS, NBC, WPIX (NYC), PBS, CSPAN, HLN (a bad joke). My perceptions are as I recall them – I don’t usually write this stuff down, but I do channel-hop to see who has what story where in the half hour.

    Right out of the gate – adequate coverage of any important story is rare. So I usually make a point of mentioning when it happens in hopes that the media tide is shifting. What they omit is far more damaging to the Republic than what is covered. Right now the fires out west and floods in south are generally the top two stories and much time devoted to them. Also Syria. They have Elizabeth Palmer over there reporting on how bad Asaad is then I read here it’s not his fault. Never going to find that out from tee vee. Issa-Holder in real spotlight now: tee vee coverage – none. Since Obama has been so dismal, days go by without mention of him. Of course they should outline what made his day so bad. Not going to happen.

  46. Anna Wintour could be tapped for the diplomatic post of US ambassador to London
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    Quid pro quo. As I understand it, they have a branch of Madam Tussaud’s Wax Museum in London. Hence, she will fit right in.

  47. I have a friend in Pennsylvania who voted for Obama in 2008. More recently, I thought that he was going to vote against him in 2012. Last night, when speaking with him by phone, he made me want to gag. He told me that he heard a talk radio programin which everyone who calledin from the state of Massachusetts said “Romney was a horrible governor, and he left the state in a mess when his term was done”. My friend then said that “if Romney were elected, this country would be in serious trouble, etc”. I then proceeded to tear Obama and the Democrats to shreds. Eventually, my friend said “You convinced me. I won’t vote for Obama. I think we need someone new now”.

    Some points about my interaction with my friend:
    1). I reiterated that like him, I supported Hillary back in 2008.
    2). I had always voted Democrat until Obama, and I am still a registered Democrat.
    3). I was not a fan of George Bush by any means YET I Do Not Like Or Trust Obama.
    4). George Bush may have been bad BUT Obama is much worse, even worse than Jimmy Carter, a president I regret voting for in 1980.
    5). No one knows anything about Obama because ALL his recoreds are sealed.
    6). His own literary agent wrote that Obama was born in Kenya.
    7). If you are going to criticize Romney, then please explain to me what has been so good about the Obama presidency? *crickets*
    8). I told him to consider the source of the information he heard, and then investigate it. Don’t take it for granted that the media providing information is providing truthful information. Also, call-ins to a radio program can actually be plants, as in for the Democratic party in this case. Do your own research.
    9). When he told me about the negative things he heard about Romney, I told him that I had heard just the opposite, which was true, but I told him that so that he would try to find out if there was conflicting information to what he had heard so that he would learn to not take all information as God honest truth.
    10). I told him that the media has been lying for Obama since he first ran for president to reinforce the idea that the media cannot be trusted.

    I do not know what my friend will do in November, but I know that I will not let statements go unchallenged when I suspect they are lies. People need wake up, and I intend on helping some do so.

  48. However, the guts of the Democratic Party know that you have to win in order to have power and see Money. There are people around O that will refuse to see the forest for the trees on the polling, etc. But the questions is, are there enough of the core of the Democratic Party left, and will they work with Bill to make sure that the Dems continue to hold the power and money. If sanity does not reign, then the Dems will be out of Office, and much weakened in many ways. The second question would be, having suffered that defeat, can they ever gain their power back.

  49. I too include PBS. I don’t know if they ever were even, but they definitely turned for Obama. I tried to stay, but could not.
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    You would have to be selective. I would exclude that biased black woman Gwen Ifill who gushes over Obama and wrote a book about him. No way. But Jim Leher and Brian Lamb are objective. This would deprive big media of billions in advertising dollars, hurt them where it hurts, and disabuse them of the notion that they are the gatekeepers. Partisans like them are unsuited for that role.

  50. holdthemaccountable
    June 12th, 2012 at 8:58 am
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    Ah, but you are so wrong about your mind. Anyway, I don’t have television service anymore. All 3 TV’s were donated to the Salvation Army last year. And… I am not missing it! I get my news from the great library called the internet.

  51. Right out of the gate – adequate coverage of any important story is rare. So I usually make a point of mentioning when it happens in hopes that the media tide is shifting. What they omit is far more damaging to the Republic than what is covered.
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    For the reasons discussed above, they treat the American People like mushrooms–keep them in the dark and feed them shit. Their overarching goal is to preserve the power of the east coast establishment, and prevent a peasant revolt that might weaken that power. That is the game. It is high time that people woke up to the how and the why of it. Until they do, big media will control the public debate and disenfranchise the American People without them realizing it. And they laugh about it all the way to the bank.

  52. PBS, for the most part, seems to be left inviewpoint in so much of what they present, which makes it difficult for me to see them as objective. Maybe that’s unfair, but it is how I view this.

  53. I would love to see the Democratic party disappear. They have shown an unwillingness to abandon the Obama course, so good riddance. Let a new opposition party emerge.

  54. Caddell believes that the Friday Press Conference was a disaster, but the biggest faux pau Obama made was not his observation that the private sector is doing fine, and it is the government union workers who are suffering and deserve another bail-out. The bigger mistake he made was making the Nixonian statement no one in this administration is leaking state secrets, which will come back to haunt him, following the Caddell disclosure, which will have a tendency to focus the investigation on the right man who is a political hack, national security advisor to the White House, and the biggest leaker according to Pat. We saw it with the bin Laden details (which Gates reacted to telling this guy to shut the fuck up), to the drone disclosure (to his NYT friend and confidante Sanger who writes a book making him and his boss the heroes), and now his disclosure of the cyberwar we have been conducting with Iran, which has disclosed our capabilites to China, and placed our friends and agents around the world in jeopardy such as the man who helped us in Yemen and the doctor in Pokeeeestahn. You cannot let an Obama bundler like Manchen lead the investigation. Congress must appoint a special counsel.

  55. is it the Valerie Jarrett Chicago-style Democratic Party?

    It would be a real game-changer if it came out that she authorized the leaks.

  56. About PBS. I just have a bad feeling about the whole structure of the organization. Used to donate to the 3 provided by my cable service. Cable dropped one of them WSKG (Binghamton NY?), so then there were two. Possibly 6 years ago WVIA was begging hard so I was extra generous “to ensure that my fav program subscription could be renewed.” Low and behold, within a year they’d built their own theatre evidently with my money. They lost me then but their went well for a few years; but they’re hurting. Currently devote lots of air time to health, healthy mind stuff; looks a lot like paid programming. That left WNET formerly NJ now NY. My connection to them was getting shaky due to NY move; the separation was cemented when Gov. Christie gifted WNET the prestigious state-operated NJNews operation sans staff which was welcomed with open arms by Steve Adubato’s daddy. Adubato. Big name in NJ.

    I’ll try again to see what’s going on. With few glances I’ve taken there, it seemed to me that Gwen Ifill had taken over for Jim. Could be wrong.

    Nomobama – the whole TV service is getting so bad not only for what we discuss regularly, but for more and more paid programming hours, and for an FCC exclusivity feature which is an option TV stations can demand of cable delivery systems. This forces viewers to watch a local station when two or more stations broadcast the same thing at the same time – which has turned out to be very inconvenient for me before a recent expansion of the station’s right so that Judge Judy @ 4 pm on CBS NY is blocked here because Judge Judy @ 5 pm is aired on WYOU Scranton. I’ve hollered and stomped about it for years. Seems I’m the only one who cares. Bottom line which you already know – lots less aggravation on internet. Congratulations on that freedom!

  57. admin – really good seeing HRC smack him down again. Also pretty funny now to see John Edwards point out he was there too.

  58. EPA Admin(Lisa Jackson): Americans No Smarter Than Fifth Graders

    I hate this b**** almost as much as Valjar and Mooch. Jackson Lee, Ifel, Ofrah, Harris, and the RBC ABW are also near the top of the list.

    Much of BO’s administration and the dims are arrogant pompous, nasty and incompetent (except in their amazing ability to destroy the country).

    “EPA chief says government not to blame for coal’s decline, criticizes American media in foreign outlet.

    When asked to craft a headline about her tenure at the EPA, chief administrator Lisa Jackson questioned the American public’s ability to read at a fifth-grade level in an interview with the Guardian:

    “In accordance with the law, we moved forward with sensible, cost effective steps at the federal level on climate, using the Clean Air Act.” And I would have a second sentence — see, I can’t write headlines! But it would be something like, ”The progress at state and local levels, combined with the federal level, does not obviate the need” — you can’t use obviate, it’s above fifth-grade level! — “does not obviate the need for federal legislation to address this incredibly important challenge for this and future generations.”

    http://freebeacon.com/epa-admin-americans-no-smarter-than-fifth-graders/

    She doubles down on the EPA’s deliberate destruction of the coal industry.

    Just like BO, either today or yesterday, said the solution for higher employment in the “private sector” was more money for the wind and solar industry.

    Stupid is as stupid does. Wish the rest of us weren’t the victims in this mad policy. Hopefully, in November, we will be free of this crew.

  59. NEW JERSEY. FROM WHENCE LISA JACKSON CAME DIRECTLY AFTER BEING TAPPED BY OBAMA.
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    Garfield New Jersey Residents In Fear Over 30 Year Old Toxic Mess – WPIX

    …New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection never cleaned up 70 percent of the original spill from EC Electroplate–never removed the leaking barrels, for 27 years until closed in 2009…
    http://www.wpix.com/news/wpix-garfield-toxic-concerns,0,131308.story

  60. Holder Alert

    Senator John Cornyn (R-texas) Just demolished Hloder and asked for his resignation. Doubt it will amount to anything but Kudos to Cornyn for listing all the conflicts of interest Holder has engaged in over the past few years.

    When the transcript is ready I will post parts of it.

    FYI, C-Span is covering the hearing.

  61. BASIL99
    June 12th, 2012 at 11:41 am
    Holder Alert
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    Awesome. And I’m not watching ’cause I thought it would be boring.

  62. HTA,

    It’s gone back to boring. Schumer kowtowing, Leahy kissing butt, the same old same old.

    I can’t stand Holder. Notice how so many in the Bo admin have weird chins, either non-existent (Holder) or overly prominent (Mooch)?

    I believe Wbboei is right there are extraterrestrials in the WH.

  63. Sometimes the fly in our pink soup says something so dumb, so outrageous I want to pounce, but hence, I am holding my tongue and just scowling by…

  64. wbboei
    June 11th, 2012 at 11:41 pm
    If only this were happening in 2011 or even at the beginning of 2012! We don’t have much time left.
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    If it were a grass roots move then yes, it is too late. But if it is a move at the executive level, there is plenty of time to get the right people on board. I doubt it took that much time to assemble the leaders who made LBJ back down. Typically, these things happen quickly. But unless donors start shutting their wallet it will not happen.
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    Agreed, party bigs “made” Obama, and they can break him too.

    As for starving the skinny guy of campaign funds, there’s evidence of that on several fronts:

    * recent NYT article (couple of days ago) about Romney outraising Obummer

    * Jackson Browne admits that he is quite “disappointed” in the candidate he enthusiastic about in 2008 and donated to; he says this time, he won’t donate, but admits he will reluctantly vote for Obummer again (Jackson my eyes, tell me what is wrong).

    * Soros and unions say they’ll be channeling more of their money into get-out-the-vote operations, and less in donations to the Obama Party or his campaign. Me thinks they don’t like being thrown under the bus, and THEN being asked to donate heavily.

    He has made lots of enemies, turned indies into Repubs, turned enthusiastic Obots supporters into tepid Obots, even managed to let Valerie (“Vajayjay”) Jarrett and his sleeveless wife piss off Orca (whose ratings have gone down the toilet, and whose OWN network board have wrested control from her.)

    Chickens — home — roost.

  65. Soros and unions say they’ll be channeling more of their money into get-out-the-vote operations, and less in donations to the Obama Party or his campaign.
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    By his earlier statement that he would not mind Romney Soros has as much as signalled that he does not see Obama winning. Neither do I. If you have the other party running against you, many in your own party who feel you have not supported them, and an electorate which sees you as a failure, is any result other than defeat likely? Big media is all powerful, and they can levitate objects from across the room with their impressive brain waves, but how many credible people put any trust in them anymore. They would do well to worry less about Obama’s survival and more about their own.

  66. Funny clips, wbboei but I couldn’t get the Sharpless one to open so for others having problems with that link here are some choice quotes.

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    David Dinkins, you wanna be the only nigger on television, only nigger in the newspaper, only nigger that can talk,” a fiery Sharpton is heard saying on the clip. “Don’t cover them, don’t talk to them, ’cause you got the only nigger problem. ‘Cause you know if a black man stood up next to you, they would see you for the whore that you really are.”

    The video combines several of Sharpton’s racially-charged insults before he became the host of MSNBC’s “PoliticsNation.”

    One of the quotes comes from a speech Sharpton made at Kean College in 1994. “White folks was in caves while we was building empires,” Sharpton told the audience. “We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it.”

    Three years earlier, Sharpton was in the middle of the Crown Heights riot — a three-day violent conflict between the Jewish and African-American communities in Brooklyn. Sharpton arranged a rally during the riot and announced, “If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house.”

    Last election cycle in 2007, Sharpton came under fire after a remark he made about presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

    “As for the one Mormon running for office,” Sharpton quipped, “those who really believe in God will defeat him anyways, so don’t worry about that; that’s a temporary situation.”

  67. Shadow fax @ 12:06, I used to have that problem, and found that deciding on a “The fly does not exist ” mental stance works better than a mental ” I will not respond.”

    Have had zero problem since. When you move the mental category from annoying to irrelevant, you stop being annoyed.

  68. Lisa Jackson, Eric Holder, Van Jones, Machen, Sharpton, and the rest of the Hate America First chip on their shoulder cabal. Is there perchance a common element here? Is Donolin the exception that proves the rule? Absolutely not. He is a black Irishman.

  69. Funny clips, wbboei but I couldn’t get the Sharpless one to open so for others having problems with that link here are some choice quotes.
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    Try this link and see if it works. Such shocking racist language from a charlatan who claims to be a man of the cloth, but proves himself to be a man of the gutter:

    realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/03/16/video_highlights_al_sharptons_controversial_comments.html

  70. me at 11:30
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    By sheer chance, the link given there was yesterday’s news.

  71. admin 1 pm

    Admin, I watched that guy on Greta last night and this clip leaves out one important issue. Davis said the Democratic party today is not the Democratic party of Bill Clinton, and that is why many Democrats are leaving the party. (Paraphrasing)

    Strange they would edit this out.

  72. Re: HillaryforTexas
    June 12th, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    That is good advice and I will take it to heart. Having run out of patience in the long ago past, I know chant say under my breath: Karma, I have an acquaintance who is desperately in need of a visit from you.

  73. Former Alabama congressman Artur Davis, who seconded Barack Obama’s nomination for president four years ago, says he’s leaving the Democratic Party.

    The one-time rising Democratic Party star — once described as “the Obama of Alabama” — said on his website that he is switching his voter registration to Virginia and is considering running for office as a Republican. Davis was also critical of the Obama administration, with whom he was sometimes at odds while in Congress on issues such as health care.

    “This is not Bill Clinton’s Democratic Party (and he knows that even if he can’t say it),” Davis wrote.

    http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2012/05/artur-davis-party-switch-democrat-virginia-/1

  74. From Gloria Steinam for ObaMAO 2012 comes this quote that is being shared online:
    “From his personal life, who he married, how he treats his daughters, he understands that women are absolutely full human beings…He has a good heart, a good mind, treats people with dignity, doesn’t court conflict and represents, I think the vest in this country.”

    Sounds racist to me; did she not think a black man could do, say, think, and be all those things before her messiah?

  75. OBUMMER: “HOW’M I DOING?”

    US PUBLIC: “U SUCK”

    http://money.cnn.com/2012/06/11/news/economy/fed-family-net-worth/index.htm?iid=HP_LN

    Family net worth plummets nearly 40%
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    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The average American family’s net worth dropped almost 40% between 2007 and 2010, according to a triennial study released Monday by the Federal Reserve.

    The stunning drop in median net worth — from $126,400 in 2007 to $77,300 in 2010 — indicates that the recession wiped away 18 years of savings and investment by families.

    The Fed study, called the Survey of Consumer Finances, offers details on savings, income, debt, as well as assets and investments owned by American families.

    The results, though more than a year old, highlight the marked deterioration in household finances brought on by the financial crisis and ensuing recession.

    Much of the drop off in net worth — to levels not seen since 1992 — was attributable to a sharp decline in housing values, the Fed said.

    In 2007, the median homeowner had a net worth of $246,000. Three years later that number had fallen to $174,500, a loss of more than $70,000 on average.

    Families who reside in the west and south, where the housing market was especially hard hit by the recession, were worse off than their peers in the rest of the country.

    Making matters worse, income levels also fell during the tumultuous three-year period, with median pre-tax income falling 7.7% as earnings from capital gains all but disappeared.

    The loss of income and net worth appears to have impacted savings rates, as the number of Americans who said they saved in the prior year fell from 56.4% in 2007 to 52.0% in 2010 — the lowest level recorded since the early 1990s.

    Long-term unemployment crisis rolls on
    At the same time, some families were able to escape from debt, as the share of families with debt decreased slightly to 74.9% over the three-year period. Credit card use was down, and the median account balance fell 16.1%.

    Meanwhile, families who did report carrying debt showed little change in the degree of indebtedness over the period.

    Lower interest rates helped keep debt levels down, but the number of Americans who had fallen more than 60 days behind on debt payments still grew from 7.1% to 10.8% in 2010.

    Are you feeling a drop in income? Share your story on iReport
    The report also indicated that families with more assets at the start of the recession were able to retain more of their net worth than less fortunate families.

    Families in the top 10% of income actually saw their net worth increase over the period, rising from a median of $1.17 million in 2007 to $1.19 million in 2010.

    Meanwhile, middle-class families who ranked in the 40th to 60th percentile of income earners reported that their median net worth fell from $92,300 to $65,900 over the same time period.

    Correction: An earlier version of this story reported that middle-class incomes had fallen from $92,300 to $65,900. In fact, that figure refers to a drop in median net worth.

  76. NY TIMES’ NOCERA: BUSH TOUGHER ON CORPORATE CROOKS THAN OBAMA

    From a week ago, the quote at the end is priceless:

    “Think back to the last time the federal government went after corporate crooks. It was after the Internet bubble. Jeffrey Skilling and Kenneth Lay of Enron were prosecuted and found guilty. Bernard Ebbers, the former chief executive of WorldCom, went to jail. Dennis Kozlowski of Tyco was prosecuted and given a lengthy prison sentence. Now recall which Justice Department prosecuted those men. Amazing, isn’t it? George W. Bush has turned out to be tougher on corporate crooks than Barack Obama.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/02/opinion/nocera-the-mortgage-fraud-fraud.html?_r=1

    The Mortgage Fraud Fraud
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    By JOE NOCERA
    Published: June 1, 2012

    I got an e-mail the other day from Richard Engle telling me that his son Charlie would be getting out of prison this month. I was happy to hear it.

    Charlie’s ordeal isn’t over yet, of course. When he leaves prison on June 20, Charlie, 49, will move temporarily to a halfway house, after which he will be on probation for another five years. And unless he can get the verdict overturned, he will have to spend the rest of his life with a felony on his record.

    Perhaps you remember Charlie Engle. I wrote about him not long after he entered a minimum-security facility in Beaver, W.Va., 16 months ago. He’s the poor guy who went to jail for lying on a liar loan during the housing bubble.

    There were two things about Charlie’s prosecution that really bothered me. First, he’d clearly been targeted by an agent of the Internal Revenue Service who seemed offended that Charlie was an ultramarathoner without a steady day job. The I.R.S. conducted “Dumpster dives” into his garbage and put a wire on a female undercover agent hoping to find some dirt on him. Unable to unearth any wrongdoing on his tax returns, the I.R.S. discovered he had taken out several subprime mortgages that didn’t require income verification. His income on one of them was wildly inflated. They don’t call them liar loans for nothing.

    Charlie has always insisted that he never filled out the loan document — his mortgage broker did it, and he was actually a victim of mortgage fraud. (The broker later pleaded guilty to another mortgage fraud.) Indeed, according to a recent court filing by Charlie’s lawyer, the government failed to turn over exculpatory evidence that could have helped Charlie prove his innocence. For whatever inexplicable reason, prosecutors really wanted to nail Charlie Engle. And they did.

    Second, though, it seemed incredible to me that with all the fraud that took place during the housing bubble, the Justice Department was focusing not on the banks that had issued the fraudulent loans, but rather on those who had taken out the loans, which invariably went sour when housing prices fell.

    As I would later learn, Charlie Engle was no aberration. The current meme — argued most recently by Charles Ferguson, in his new book “Predator Nation” — is that not a single top executive at any of the firms that nearly brought down the financial system has spent so much as a day in jail. And that is true enough.

    But what is also true, and which is every bit as corrosive to our belief in the rule of law, is that the Justice Department has instead taken after the smallest of small fry — and then trumpeted those prosecutions as proof of how tough it is on mortgage fraud. It is a shameful way for the government to act.

    “These people thought they were pursuing the American dream,” says Mark Pennington, a lawyer in Des Moines who regularly defends home buyers being prosecuted by the local United States attorney. “Right here in Des Moines,” he said, “there was a big subprime outfit, Wells Fargo Financial. No one there has been prosecuted. They are only going after people who lost their homes after the bubble burst. It’s a scandal.”

    The Justice Department has had a tough run recently. Last week, Eric Schneiderman, the New York attorney general — who was recently given a role by President Obama to investigate the mortgage-backed securities issued during the bubble — complained publicly that he wasn’t getting the resources he needed from the Justice Department. And, of course, on Thursday, a federal judge declared a mistrial on five charges of campaign finance fraud and conspiracy in the trial of the former presidential candidate John Edwards.

    In the Edwards case, the Justice Department spent tens of millions of dollars, and trotted out novel legal theories, to prosecute a man who was essentially trying to keep people from discovering that he had had a mistress and an out-of-wedlock child. Salacious though it was, the case has zero public import. Yet this same Justice Department isn’t willing to use similar resources — and perhaps even trot out some novel legal theories — to go after the pervasive corporate wrongdoing that gave us the financial crisis and the Great Recession. (I should note that the Justice Department claims that it “will not hesitate” to prosecute any “institution where there is evidence of a crime.”)

    Think back to the last time the federal government went after corporate crooks. It was after the Internet bubble. Jeffrey Skilling and Kenneth Lay of Enron were prosecuted and found guilty. Bernard Ebbers, the former chief executive of WorldCom, went to jail. Dennis Kozlowski of Tyco was prosecuted and given a lengthy prison sentence. Now recall which Justice Department prosecuted those men.

    Amazing, isn’t it? George W. Bush has turned out to be tougher on corporate crooks than Barack Obama.

  77. A different kind of looking back. Just 26 months ago. Whole different world now
    Obama ‘amused’ by Tea Party rallies
    By Sam Youngman – 04/15/10 08:18 PM ET
    President Barack Obama struck a hyperpartisan note Thursday, telling Democrats that he was “amused” by the Tax Day Tea Party rallies.

    Obama, addressing a Democratic National Committee (DNC) fundraiser in Miami, did little to endear himself to the Tea Party groups protesting around the country, saying “they should be saying thank you” because of the tax cuts he has signed into law. snip
    Obama continued to dare Republicans to run on a platform of repealing healthcare reform, telling the audience “they won’t be very successful.”
    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/92625-obama-amused-by-tea-party-rallies

  78. Re: wbboei
    June 12th, 2012 at 4:43 am

    Relavant to this:
    Lawrence W Britt researched seven fascist regimes* and determined fourteen characteristics they all shared:
    1. powerful and continuing nationalism
    2. disdain for human rights
    3. identification of Enemies as unifying cause
    4. supremacy of the Military
    5. rampant sexism
    6. controlled Mass Media
    7. obsession with National Security
    8. Religion and Goverment intertwined
    9. Corporate power protected
    10. labor power protected
    11. disdain for Intellectuals and the Arts
    12. obsession with Crime and Punishment
    13. rampant Cryonyism and Corruption
    14. Fraudulent elections

    * the Seven fascist regimes researched
    – Hitler’s Nazi Germany
    – Mussolini’s Italy
    – Franco’s Spain
    – Salazar’s Portugal
    – Papadopoulous’ Greece
    – Pinochet’s Chili
    – Suharto’s Indonesia

  79. I think there is much truth found in the Ulsterman blog. I believe that when the “insider” indicated some time ago that there were powerful people within the Democratic party ready to start taking it to Obama, he was referring to Bill Clinton, and his associates. After all, it’s been Bill dueling with the Obama machine in play view. Bill cannot be in this alone. There are others, and Bill is their figurehead.

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

    “I think there is much truth found in the Ulsterman blog.”

    But where does he get the true parts from? Isn’t most of the stuff about Hillary support just taking things we’ve posted as speculation or hope — and re-labeling them as ‘leaks’?

  80. nomobama – Beyond the money, there is always a morale boost knowing that someone donated to help you. Dunno if I can go there. Can the picture be avoided?
    ——————
    It’s absolutely true that I “used” Pat Toomey when I voted for him as PA Senator. He’s turned out to be such a blessing. Here’s a video of his interview he gave this afternoon with Andrea Mitchell. I hope some of you can watch it. Around 4 minute mark he gets into Obama had two years to do whatever he wanted.

    The other senator … Casey. grrrrr. The man does nothing other than carry Obama water. This recent picture of Casey reminds me of BO at Disney World. https://twitter.com/SenBobCasey/status/211159604770521089/photo/1

    Toomey is a prolific interview giver; carries/takes much responsibility in the Senate. Then this clown. Dragging his podium out to the local levee. Riding on Daddy’s name. Guess I could quit bad-mouthing him if I thought he would not win in 2012.

  81. ShortTermer,

    Interesting list but there are several which don’t apply to BO, IMHO, namely #1,4,7,11 and 12.

    But the BO regime seems to fit the fascist definition in all other categories.

  82. Oops. Lost track of the Toomey video but kept myself out of spam…
    4 minute mark for Toomey’s thoughts on Oh’s 1st 2 years
    Sen. Toomey on our Economic Challenges – YouTube

  83. admin, can you please embed?

    Cornyn crucifies Holder. Great stuff (his remarks start about the 1 minute mark and go on for quite a time)


  84. Here is part of the text from Cornyn’s remarks.

    “I would say that you leave me no alternative but to join those that call upon you to resign your office,” Cornyn said. “Americans deserve an attorney general that will be honest with them, they deserve an attorney general who will uphold the basic standards of political independence and accountability. You’ve proven time and time again, sadly, that you’re unwilling to do so.”

    Holder in response accused Republicans of playing politics, and specifically accused Cornyn of “breathtaking” inaccuracies.

    “I don’t have any intention of resigning,” he said.

    Cornyn joined in with the 130 House members who have so far officially called for Holder’s resignation, and he had plenty of reasoning to back up his resolution:

    “The leaking of classified information represents a major threat to national security, and your office faces a clear conflict of interest, yet you will not appoint a special counsel,” Cornyn told the attorney general. “Meanwhile, you still resist coming clean about what you knew and when you knew it with regard to Operation Fast and Furious. You won’t cooperate with the legitimate Congressional investigation, and you won’t hold anyone – including yourself – accountable.”

    Cornyn also says that the Justice Department is preventing states from taking steps to prevent voter fraud, a reference to the DOJ’s opposition to the Florida state government’s attempts to remove ineligible voters from voter registration rolls. …

    “He’s shown himself incapable of separating himself as an arm of the Obama administration and an independent attorney general that’s supposed to be the chief law enforcement [official] for the country,” Cornyn said.

  85. H4T,

    The rats are fleeing.

    SPIKE LEE WORRIED ABOUT OBAMA’S RE-ELECTION CHANCES…

    Not just ‘racist people’ unhappy…

    ‘People ain’t got jobs, people are hurting’…

    POLL: Obama rapidly losing support among black voters…

    Jewish support in NY drops 22% — in 1 month!

    UNION MEMBERS BAIL…

    PANIC! Ex-Clinton advisors warn of ‘impossible headwind’ for Dems…

  86. moononpluto
    June 12th, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    Poor Man…

    —–
    OMG, this is horrible. I have avoided thinking about this crime because it took me years to get Jeffery Dahmer out of my head. A boom killing was too kind for him.

    This cannibal is demented and should suffer x 100

  87. from the sharp eye of Hold’um

    Drudge links

    POLL: Obama rapidly losing support among black voters…

    Jewish support in NY drops 22% — in 1 month!

    UNION MEMBERS BAIL… PANIC! Ex-Clinton advisors warn of ‘impossible headwind’ for Dems…

  88. Re: BASIL99
    June 12th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    You may be right to a point. But consider this:

    #1 nationalized banks, car industry, healthcare, etc. etc. Thinks federal level of government is supreme over the rights of the states and citizens
    #4, other than his obsession with the drones he is not such a military guy, yet. Not until martial law is needed
    #7 and #11
    #14, lest we forget that he wanted to shut down Gitmo and afford those terrorists the rights afforded to only citizens; his ideology of rewarding your perceived friends and punishing your enemies might fit here

    Ten more more of 14 is a headstart for what he thinks is his first term.

  89. I do not believe this for a New York minute: POLL: Obama rapidly losing support among black voters…

    They will mouth what they need to mouth, but they will vote for him again lock step.

  90. Update: Shellie Zimmerman arrested, wife of George Zimmerman, jailed on one count of perjury; bail at $1,000 press release says

  91. ShortTermer,

    Oh, I see what you mean about #1.

    #11 – Guess that could fit as long as a caveat is made about his full court support of AA Artists and intellectuals, unless that’s an oxymoron.

    👿

  92. Shadowfax
    June 12th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    That’s why I can’t look at it. But if you did could you please describe? I will grasp the full extent of his injuries only if someone will post about it. I can’t bring myself to look. It’s easier on the “eyes” if the description is in words.

  93. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/06/12/Obama-losing-union-members

    Wisconsin Fall-out: Poll Shows Union Members Deserting Obama

    Refusing to risk even a couple of bad news cycles (which he ended up having anyway for other reasons), President Obama refused to enter the fray in Wisconsin and personally rally on behalf of the public sector unions who staked everything on the June 5 recall election targeting Republican governor Scott Walker.

    To add insult to injury, when asked why he didn’t go to Wisconsin, the President claimed he was too busy — which is an absolute falsehood. Obama was on a record fundraising spree the final weekend before the recall vote, and a couple of them took place in states right next door to Wisconsin.

    The President had plenty of time to rally voters and to show some moral support to the unions who helped him win the presidency. He simply chose to abandon them for his own selfish political reasons.

    According to a new poll, the rift between Obama and unions is real and now threatens the President’s reelection chances:

    Two new and disturbing polls just out suggest that the road to reelection is getting tougher for President Obama.

    In the most significant, Gallup found that union member support for the president is weaker than it was on Election Day. While Obama took 67 of the union vote, according to 2008 election night polling by Peter Hart for the AFL-CIO, Gallup discovered that just 58 percent of union members back the president now. Some 35 percent support Mitt Romney, 5 percent more than Sen. John McCain won in 2008.

    That poll was taken after the Wisconsin recall.

    Though I vehemently disagree with the very idea that public sector unions are allowed to exist at all, I do understand the concept of loyalty and don’t blame any union member for feeling betrayed. Without their grassroots organizing and hundreds of millions of dollars, it’s unlikely Obama (or any Democrat for that matter) would ever win the White House. These groups poured everything into Obama and when they chose a hill named Wisconsin to do or die on, Obama let them die.

    As I said in this post-Wisconsin article, it’s unlikely Obama’s presence could’ve changed the outcome. But the President might have galvanized enough voters to decrease Walker’s margin of victory, which would’ve made this less of a humiliation for the losers.

    At the very worse, even in defeat, the unions would’ve known that through thick or thin, the President of the United States has their back — and that’s not a small comfort.

    Instead, under the bus they went.

    And now it looks as though union members are more than willing to return the favor.

  94. ShortTermer
    June 12th, 2012 at 4:16 pm
    I do not believe this for a New York minute: POLL: Obama rapidly losing support among black voters…

    They will mouth what they need to mouth, but they will vote f
    or him again lock step.
    ********************

    so will the unions

  95. gonzotx….not sure about the unions, they learned a very deadly lesson last week in Wisconsin, it was laid open to everyone in unions that they are on their own and that their messiah does not give a fuck..

  96. BASIL99
    June 12th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Shadowfax
    June 12th, 2012 at 4:02 pm

    That’s why I can’t look at it. But if you did could you please describe? I will grasp the full extent of his injuries only if someone will post about it. I can’t bring myself to look. It’s easier on the “eyes” if the description is in words.

    —-
    Sounds like you are a visual person like I am.
    I saw it long enough for my brain to take a snap shot and backed out of the website as fast as I could.

    So, this is what I remember:
    A man with short gray hair, no face. Part was dark reddish brown, part was fleshy. No nose, no eyes that I remember and I don’t think he had a mouth.

    I refuse to go back and get a clearer image, so I am not sure if this is accurate or not.

  97. Obama rapidly losing support among black voters…

    ——-
    My read on this sentence is the operative word ‘SUPPORT’, as in money.

    I don’t think black voters are paying their tithes to their Golden Calf for his campaign.

    I don’t think most hardcore obots will vote for Mitt in Nov, so the most I hope for with them is that their disgust will allow them to pass Go without collecting $200. (Stay home on election day)

  98. Shadowfax
    June 12th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    I could not even watch the Hatfields and the McCoys because of the violence. Weird. I can write about it but I cannot look at it.

    If I see something horrible like the Miami cannibal victim even once I can’t get it out of my head and it haunts me. Stupid, I guess. Never could watch horror movies but I can read and write horror stories.

    Thanks for the word pic.

  99. Basil

    I am the same way, can’t watch horror films but love to read crime stories…more for the mystery than the gore.

  100. Re: BASIL99
    June 12th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    The CauseWay Cannibal is what they are calling the perp.

    The photo shows a man with gray hair and a somewhat receding hairline; and a gray mustache. His mouth area appears unharmed. The damage done to his face goes from just below the hairline on top to the end of what would have been his nose; and it spans a width about equal to the distance from the beginning of one eyebrow to the end of the other; the eyebrows are gone. The right eyes appears to have been covered over with a skin graft, while the left eye area is covered with a square white cotton bandage. You can almost see where each mouthful of flesh was taken off with each bite; likely about a dozen or more bites. Iirc, his eyes were gauged; the earlier photo showed an eyeball on the right and iirc he had blue eyes.

  101. ShortTermer,

    Wow. Vivid description. You must have worked in criminal justice or the medical field. At any rate, you clearly have a strong stomach!

    I can see it in my head but it won’t give me nightmares.

    Thanks. Hope the poor guy recovers and gets plastic surgery.

  102. ShortTermer,

    Wow. Vivid description.

    ——
    Yuppers, glad I didn’t focus on the details…I just went, zowie, get me the heck outta here…

  103. The states that matter this election:

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/burns-haberman/2012/06/obama-throws-down-nearly-m-on-tv-126002.html

    The Obama campaign has pumped nearly $14 million into a new, multi-week wave of television ads, a media-tracking source tells me.

    The ad reservations span June 12 to July 2, covering Ohio ($3.6 million so far), Florida ($2.3 million), North Carolina ($1.7 million), Virginia ($1.3 million), Iowa ($1.1 million), Nevada ($1.1 million), Colorado ($1 million), Pennsylvania ($852,000) and New Hampshire ($800,000). Those numbers may grow as the campaign continues to buy.

    All told, it’s about $13.7 million so far — a big sum of cash to throw down in June.

  104. All told, it’s about $13.7 million so far — a big sum of cash to throw down in June.

    ——-
    Since there is so much corruption and money changers in the O’gang…I wouldn’t be a bit surprised if lots of this money was stolen from taxpayers.

    Money that we think went to companies that were bailed out or ‘green started’ then went belly up and the money went poof… how much went into his campaign funds, I wanna know.

    I betcha some of the money was stolen from Dems like Diane Feinstein…

    Anyone want to bet?

  105. admin
    June 12th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    The states that matter this election:
    &&&&&&&&&

    And what pray tell will all this ad money buy?

    “Obama’s America; it’s not so bad”

    “Mitt Romney, a veddy veddy bad man. Veddy bad”

    “The economy will be better in Obama’s second term, or third term, or fourth term…”

  106. moononpluto
    June 12th, 2012 at 5:11 pm
    &&&&&&&

    Unions can see that Obama is willing to use them, but not support their causes.

    African Americans can see that Obama is willing to use them, but not support their causes.

    Women can see that Obama is willing to use them, but not support their causes.

    GLBT foks can see that Obama is willing to use them, but not support their causes.

    Environmentalists can see that Obama is willing to use them, but not support their causes.

    So why work so hard for no reward. What am I, a fuckin’ intern?

  107. Obama rapidly losing support among black voters…
    ——————-
    You mean they have figured out finally that he is the quintessential Uncle Tom, who plays black people like a fiddle. They are nothing more than pawns for him. It is too bad. They would have been far better off with Hillary. And that is what the great black leaders told them. But you have these race baiting punks like Jessie Jackson, Al Sharpton et. all, and the wannabe race baiters like Roland Martin who want to keep them on the plantation. If they would follow the leadership of people like Tom Sowell, Arthur Davis, Ward Connelly, Colonel West and other great leaders they could get out of hole, but like the Michael Correleone figure in Godfather III he wants to get on a productive path, but the race baiters like Jackson, Sharpton, Martin and Holder keep dragging them back down. It is a tragedy for them, and a problem the rest of the country will no longer put up with. In the days of 4% GDP we wallow in great society stuff, but no more. They have had their black president, we are even now, and no more special treatment. If you put Jackson, Sharpton, and Martin under a lie detector test, you would find they do not believe the crap they peddle, but they have learned that it is a way to make a quick buck. Follow the money.

  108. Good Evening all.

    Just wanted to stop by to say hello. Thanks admin for the posts, havent read the site in a while, but will be reading the past ones. Wbboei and pretty much everyone else, really appreciate all the informative links and commentary.
    I’ve sold my business, I very much doubt it will survive another year, especially with a 2nd OTurd term, but I’ve done my best for my former employees to spare them as much cutbacks as possible. Maybe if Romney gets in, I’ll start another business, if not, I sure as heck am not going to spend any effort to be villified by Oturd for trying to create new jobs, why attempt to create new wealth when OTurd just wants to spread it around and then villify those who want to create good middle class jobs for their fellow Americans, and get successful in the process/ that’s the old “untransformed” America, we’re now in Barry’s America.

  109. Romney is really doing much better than I thought, I really hope his camp keeps it up.

    Huckabee in this youtube interview on “This Week” nailed it, in terms of how business owners feel…”the greated recession since the great depression”, right?? and then guess what OTurd does?? Pass all sorts of crap to make it even harder for the economy to recover. So, on the one hand, omg, the economy is in a horrible state, on the other hand, lets pass all sorts of impediments to make it even harder to grow and expand a shrinking economy.


  110. ShortTermer
    June 12th, 2012 at 4:16 pm
    I do not believe this for a New York minute: POLL: Obama rapidly losing support among black voters…

    They will mouth what they need to mouth, but they will vote f
    or him again lock step.
    ********************

    so will the unions
    ———————-
    The most we can hope for is that they stay home. I would forget about them and concentrate on Hispanics. Especially if Rubio is chosen to be vice president.

  111. Tim –
    Good to see you and I’m sorry about your business.

    I doubt there is anyone here that hasn’t taken a big hit financially and emotionally from this rotten administration.

    Fox just said the American public has lost 39% of their wealth since Barry has become pResident.

    You are not alone.

  112. Shadowfax
    June 12th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Hello! I have not seen that story about the wealth disappearing, the thing I see is the middle class employees dropping out of that economic placement, who are not poor enough to get food stamps, but are not well off enough to get by if they suddenly lose their jobs. It is absolutely heartbreaking, these are decent patriotic hardworking Americans, they don’t want a handout, just a job, they take pride in that job, they want to earn a living. They are being squeezed out, so the comment Romney made months ago about being concerned about the middle class being squeezed out, at the time I made fun of Romney for that comment, but I’ve come to the conclusion seeing it first hand, indeed this is what is happening.

    The biggest economic headwind in my humble opinion is President OTurd, the biggest stimulus will be his defeat in nov 2012.

  113. I’ve sold my business, I very much doubt it will survive another year, especially with a 2nd OTurd term, but I’ve done my best for my former employees to spare them as much cutbacks as possible
    ———————
    Welcome back Tim.

    There are lots of sailboats here in Seattle. And, not surprisingly, there are lots of sail boat owners. And whether they buy the boat to impress their friends, or to commune with nature, or to pretend to be Lord Nelson, most of them discover that to be a mariner is a lot of work, and a lot of expense, more than they anticipated. In due course, they find that while the happiest day of their life was the day they bought the vessel, the second happiest day is the day they sell it.

    Buying and selling a business has some of the same characteristics. In good times, you look backs and say if only I had held on to it for another year, or what am I going to do with myself now, etc. In not so good times, like now, it is different. To be a small business owner is never easy. But in this economy and with this administration it is a bad bet. Therefore, your decision was a prudent one.

  114. Unions can see that Obama is willing to use them, but not support their causes.

    African Americans can see that Obama is willing to use them, but not support their causes.

    Women can see that Obama is willing to use them, but not support their causes.

    GLBT foks can see that Obama is willing to use them, but not support their causes.

    Environmentalists can see that Obama is willing to use them, but not support their causes.

    So why work so hard for no reward. What am I, a fuckin’ intern?
    ——————–
    The democrat party is a collection of coalitions, and like the proverbial chain which is only as strong as its weakest link, any of these coalitions can falter and compromise the effort. All of them will falter to some degree because the people in them know Obama is out for himself not them. Take unions for example. Jim Hoffa may shackle himself to Obama, since he likes to be politically active and be thought of as a power player and to a degree he is. But that does not mean his rank and file are in lock step with him, and to the degree they are not, the chain is weakened. This is not 2008, and the Obama campaign has failed in its effort to make Romney look like a vulture capitalist. Regardless of what their leaders tell them, the issue in this campaign is jobs, jobs and jobs. And Obama has a miserable track record to date, and no answers. The null set does not win elections.

  115. The democrat party is a collection of coalitions, and like the proverbial chain which is only as strong as its weakest link, any of these coalitions can falter and compromise the effort. All of them will falter to some degree [….]

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

    wbb, I think you need a different metaphor here. Chain/weakest link is distractingly wrong. In the chain metaphor, each link is either/or: either it is totally strong or totally null. And any one null link breaks the whole chain irreparably.

    Perhaps a better metaphor for what you’re describing would be several pillars holding up a pedestal. It might stand with one or two pillars absent or sagging. But when support is eroding from under several or all of the pillars, all of them sagging and shaking and perhaps leaning away in different directions, then the pedestal is liable to collapse.

    Each pillar is not an either/or, an isolated locus of damage. Rather, every defecting voter in any group contributes to the possible collapse of Obama’s pedestal.

  116. wbb is right, the most we can hope for is that the Black vote stay’s home. I rather doubt it if the Rev’s get after it

  117. Funny comment I found
    **************
    If you voted for Obama to prove you weren’t racist, you’ll need to vote for someone else to prove you’re not stupid.

  118. Can Obama point to one lasting accomplishment whilst in office? (writing a children’s book nothwithstanding). LOL

  119. Spike Lee, what a man of intellect…butt to butt, then again, what does he know of the fool on the hill…
    *********************

    “I can’t say to all the people that are unhappy with him that they’re racist people,” Lee said of Obama’s critics. “People ain’t got jobs, people are hurting. So I don’t care what color you are, if people are out of work, it’s tough. And then when you’re the first African American president, that’s not helping either.”

    Still, Lee doesn’t sound too worried about Obama’s Republican rival, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

    “Once we get to the debates my man is going to tear him up!” he said. “It’s going to be obvious who should lead this country for the next four years once they go head to head, toe to toe, elbow to elbow, butt to butt. And I don’t think Mr. Romney can hang with him.”

  120. nomobama
    June 12th, 2012 at 2:23 pm
    ————————
    God Bless You my friend. I just made a donation on behalf of Ron Poppo as well. Thank you for posting the site for donations. I am sure he will need them.

  121. That new poll showing Obama losing a big block of the black is precisely the gay marriage thing, apparently it is going down like a lump of lead in many black churches who will not accept such a thing.

  122. PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Ron Barber has won a special House election in southern Arizona to finish the term of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

    Giffords resigned a year after she was shot in the head while meeting with constituents at a Tucson shopping center.

    Barber defeated Republican Jesse Kelly, a former Marine who narrowly lost a House race to Giffords in 2010.

    ………………………………………

    A 4 month job and then he’ll to fight the GE anyway alongside Obama and Pelosi and Giffords wont be a factor.

  123. Spike Lee is a bigot, a race provocateur, and a poor film maker. End of story. He lives in his own little world. When you are a bitter partisan like he is you cannot be objective. If Romney kicks Obama from one end of the debate table to the other, Lee would say Obama won. This is why bias, motive and interest are grounds for impeachment in a court of law. You cannot trust the testimony of a witness who suffers from those disabilities.

  124. A 4 month job and then he’ll to fight the GE anyway alongside Obama and Pelosi and Giffords wont be a factor.
    ———————-
    That is right. And that will bring more people to the polls. The question are Gifford’s coattails more than 4 months long–or will the presence of Obama on the ticket drag down all democrats. We know Obama will do little or nothing to support him because Obama will use every ounce of his energy to support Obama, and the country, the party and the people be damned.

  125. That new poll showing Obama losing a big block of the black is precisely the gay marriage thing, apparently it is going down like a lump of lead in many black churches who will not accept such a thing.
    ——————-
    Obama is well aware of the homophobia which is prevalent with black men. It is an impediment to his ability to control the black vote. Also, it is important to note that not all black reverends are in love with Obama. We have one in our neighboring city Bellevue who is an ex football player and was best man at Rush Lindbaugh’s wedding. And then there is that fine reverend from Shreveport who rebutted that racial provocateur Roly Poly Martin, a waste of protoplasm–always in a racist hissy fit, he.

  126. http://observer.com/2012/06/tina-brown-newsweek-cover-obama-trayvon-martin-06122012/

    Posted on the Newsweek Tumblr—social media, in action!—is a video of the editor, herself, discussing a spiked cover that involved posing Barack Obama as Trayvon Martin.

    She explains:

    It was a Trayvon Maritn cover that we were going to do. And the president had just said, ‘If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon. So we did a cover of Barack in a hoodie

    And what’d she think of it?

    And I really thought it was brilliant, actually, because it sort of dramatized what he was saying.

    If she doesn’t say so herself. But then?

    But then, I became very anxious about what could be done with it in its afterlife. And one thing you have to think about which you didn’t have to think about much in the days when I was editing Vanity Fair…

    …Or even The New Yorker?

    ….or even The New Yorker is that the afterlife of imagery can be so intensely manipulated that the spin cycle of clips and YouTube and absolute proliferation of imagery and what can be done with the imagery can in fact be very dangerous.

    And I had to ask myself: How would I feel if this image was used in some kind of hate speech context? How would I feel if this image of the president in a hoodie wasn’t taken to be an ironic statement about what he himself had said, but was in fact appearing on the T-Shirts of white supremacists? And I thought it was dangerous, so I didn’t do it. But I had a lot of agony about it, because I thought it was a great cover.

    And that is what we call a near-miss.

  127. admin. Thanks for putting up Toomey video. He could go places and do things for us IMO. Additionally he does not seem to be a dirty fighter; he uses respect when interacting with SenBobCasey. Casey will feed off that, so hope Toomey keeps the praise reasonable. Casey beginning to see need to emulate Toomey, having just done a radio interview (I’m not going to listen to it.) Think Bob has speech impediment – heard him talk for the first time a coupla months ago. Nothing wrong with that but think he’s really been hiding. Now forced to do something to earn a second. Therefore scum.

    Yesterday I was unprepared for startling poll results announced by Philly’s 6ABC at 4 pm. In my search I came across this first:

    Obama attends campaign fundraiser in Phila
    KEN THOMAS Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA – June 12, 2012 (WPVI)
    …Obama was headlining six fundraisers Tuesday in Maryland and Pennsylvania, where he was expected to raise at least $3.6 million. The president told supporters in Maryland that the GOP is simply blaming him for the country’s woes. “You can pretty much put their campaign on a tweet and have some characters to spare,” he said of the social networking site’s 140-character limit…
    http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/story?section=news/politics&id=8698367

    The article is long. Lots more there and not all flattering.

  128. BASIL99 June 12th, 2012 at 3:51 pm Here’s a better clip starting with Cornyn’s litany of charges against Holder.
    ——————-
    Last night I watched every minute of Scott Pelley. He had nothing to say about Fast and Furious, but did have 2 -3 minutes to “do” the Zimmerman’s. He reviewed George’s perjury while showing pic of Trayvon in white beside George. When he got to speaking of wife’s perjury, her picture was shown. (every other station showed her picture as well.)
    Now New Black Panthers know exactly what she looks like.

    Pelley did do two compelling pieces about crime in Chicago. On a daily basis, more Americans killed there than in Afghanistan. Something like 80& is gang-related; right now there is a civil war within one of the gangs. Second piece was about teen boy who grew up elsewhere (decent life) but parents’ divorce landed him and his mother in Chicago. He’s doing very well in school and hopes to live long enough to complete education and get out of the area he is in.

  129. Does polling show Pa. problems for Pres.? – 6at4 | Video | 6abc.com

    Quinnipiac polling voters (I think) PA
    Election today? Obama 44 – 40
    In May it was Obama 47 – 39
    On economy: Romney 49 – 41
    Economy & Independent voters Romney 51 – 34
    http://abclocal.go.com/wpvi/video?id=8698382

    Results from a text source of same poll: US Senate Casey 51 Tom Smith 32 [Tom Smith self-made millionaire from Western PA. At one time owned 5 coal mines. Casey calls him a coal baron. Tom is a lively candidate. Attended NASCAR Pocono 400 race this past Sunday for meet and greet. Casey never did anything like that]

    Gov. Tom Corbett tanks among men and women, giving him the lowest approval rating since taking office 18 months ago,” Malloy said.
    Pennsylvania voters approve 66 – 32 percent a new state law requiring voters to have photo ID to cast their ballot. Approval is 91 – 7 percent among Republicans and 64 – 35 percent among independent voters, while Democrats are opposed 53 – 46 percent.

    The Quinnipiac University Poll, directed by Douglas Schwartz, Ph.D., conducts public opinion surveys in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, Ohio, Virginia and the nation as a public service and for research. For more data or RSS feed- http://www.quinnipiac.edu/polling.xml, call (203) 582-5201, or follow us on Twitter.

  130. Dems to Obama: Voters don’t believe economy talk | Campaign 2012 | Washington Examiner
    Democratic strategists Stanley Greenberg and James Carville have released a striking new report arguing in stark terms that some key voting groups now reject President Obama’s claim that the economy is improving — and may well reject Obama himself in November….
    http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/article/dems-obama-voters-dont-believe-economy-talk/593901

  131. On the debates. I think I am correct in saying that Romney took a business degree AND law degree at Harvard – at the same time? This is one smart guy. Do we know his grades!! Then we could compare them with Obama’s. Oh, never mind….!

  132. Kay 8:39 am
    ————-
    Thanks, Kay, that had me LOL. I don’t understand how he gets away with only showing and talking about what he wants to. When people are being hired, the employer, especially if they are new in the field will ask for college transcripts, and there is hell to pay if those are not provided. In fact, I think you just would lose out on consideration for the job. Of course a valid BC might also be required.

    However for the hardest and most valued Job in the Country, if not the World, we have been given very little to make an informed decision on, and we see how well that is working out.

    Perhaps the most important key to this is a significant lack of work ethic. As a result, the American People have significant suffered, directly. However, based on the fact that it is always someone elses fault, WE SHOULD GIVE HIM A SECOND TERM.

    WE NEED SOMEONE THAT WORKS THEIR AXX OFF. I think we know who that is.

    1. She has hardly taken a vacation, even for her daughter’s wedding and when her mother died.

    2. She walks into an international situation, and somehow it is immediately resolved, in favor of this country.

    3. We know about Hillary’s College Transcripts. She spoke for her college graduating class. They don’t give that honor to anyone but the best.

    The horrible question is, would she do us the honor of taking the job. I quite frankly don’t know why she should.

  133. Posted on the Newsweek Tumblr—social media, in action!—is a video of the editor, herself, discussing a spiked cover that involved posing Barack Obama as Trayvon Martin.
    ————-
    You know these people are total fools. Worse they are blithering idiots. They get so lost in their fantasy world that they fail to realize the plain meaning of what they are portraying. Do you remember how big media, that the behest of Axelrod, twisted and perverted an innocent remark by Hillary into death threat. Is this editor so dense, so thick between the ears, so divorced from reality, that she fails to understand what a graphic image like this will mean to those people in society back or white who might do the unthinkable–do to him what was done to Martin. I am not talking about their KKK fantasy either, because history has shown that anyone is capable if they snap or if they are harboring a grudge real or imagine. The abject stupidity of the people in the media is off the charts.

  134. How would I feel if this image was used in some kind of hate speech context?
    ———————
    This is sickening, hypocritical and misses the point entirely. She would not think twice about photshopping the picture of a conservative, but with Obama she displays such an exquisite sense of justice and pretends to put herself in his shoes. And while she is going through this exercise in hubris, this is not some art display but a periodical which goes out to the general public. Big media hides behind the fig leaf of censorship on any news which conflicts with the re-election of the Messiah, and in the process have become so de sensitized to the truth, that they consider doing things like this to help him, which if they had the common sense god gave a jackass would realize that it could lead to a tragedy of their own making. They really are untethered from reality–which is to say sick.

  135. holdthemaccountable
    June 13th, 2012 at 6:46 am
    ———————
    Toomey is the guy who beat Mr. why did you switch parties because I want to win and then he didn’t who for a while was part of a victorious Obamas spoils of war until he was cast overboard by Republican voters–that pargon of virtue, Arlen Specter. Casey entered is a close friend of Obama, going back to their senate days, and is bad for the party and the country.

  136. His supporters in the media and the party now realize that he is likely to go down, they are likely to go down with him, hence his political power is eroded and he no longer gets a pass–except from his hopium addled supporters who cannot put down the pipe. Here is Jay Cost (snip)

    Obama’s Dilemma

    Obama stuck his foot in his mouth with that comment about the private sector “doing fine,” but he sticks his foot in his mouth all the time! Remember bitter clingers? Remember his crack about the Special Olympics? Remember “lipstick on a pig”? Remember “you’re likable enough, Hillary”? Remember “spread the wealth around”? All of this stuff was typically glossed over, with only Obama’s conservative opponents focusing on any of it.

    What made last week’s gaffe so memorable was not that it was out of character for this president, but that his political position has eroded since he made any of those old gaffes. In 2008, he could stick his foot in his mouth about small town Pennsylvania and not pay a political price for it because he was not responsible in any way for the region’s economic decline. But could you imagine if he said that now?

    What’s more, Democratic strategists are joining the chorus of Democratic talking heads criticizing Team Obama. Every choice his campaign makes is now criticized somewhere by somebody on his own side as short-sighted, ineffectual, and sometimes even foolish. But how much is that Team Obama’s fault, and how much is it just the awful landscape they have to deal with? And is the critics’ advice any better? That’s doubtful. Instead, what Team Obama is dealing with right now is a political environment in which there are no slam-dunk strategies for them.

    The ironic thing about all this is that Barack Obama is now actually paying for mistakes that he made when people were praising him as the next FDR! Give a careful read to Sean Trende’s article from yesterday about what Obama could have done differently in 2009. That was the moment when his political power was at its apex – and the choices he made set the path for the rest of his tenure. Back then, the president had a real opportunity to build a relatively broad consensus to deal with the recession. He chose not to do that. Instead, he passed an ill-conceived stimulus, then proceeded to focus on health care, without regard to whether the economy was actually recovering. It actually wasn’t, and the country responded in November 2010 by electing enough Republicans to stop the president in his tracks, and there he has stayed for the last 20 months

    So now, President Obama’s fate is really out of his hands. Instead, it comes down to three things: How much the economy grows over the next five months; what the Supreme Court does with Obamacare; and finally whether Mitt Romney can persuade Americans that he’d do a better job over the next four years. For all the power that the 44th president had a few years ago, he’s now little more than a spectator, waiting and watching like the rest of us to see what happens next.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obamas-dilemma_647170.html

  137. Another scene from the movie The Night Of The Generals concerns the new found angst of top democrats about this presidency. The German military policeman turns to the French policeman who has just disclosed the existence of a plot against Hitler and the German policemen who is well aware of it, brushes it aside this way: dism

    When the war was going well, those generals were quite content to support Hitler and revel in his success. Now that it is going badly and we are about to lose they are looking to save themselves.

  138. wbboei
    June 13th, 2012 at 11:25 am
    —————–
    For all the power that the 44th president had a few years ago, he’s now little more than a spectator, waiting and watching like the rest of us to see what happens next.
    —————
    IT IS ALL ABOUT POWER, and his re-election team, no matter how they spin it, can not give this to him, as he blew it in 2009 (hit the ground running my axx). That election team, others glorified as being so expert, intellegent, awesome, only worked because of the mystic falsely created about O. They really were not Experts, Intellegent or Awesome, only LIARS, and big Liars at that.

    The thing about Liars today is EVERYTHING is recorded. You have to face the lies when they are uncovered. Then people start ignoring what you say, as they do not trust you.

    So O and his re-election team will wait and watch like the rest of us to see what happens. NOT SO AWESOME ANYMORE!

  139. Mutnodjmet
    June 13th, 2012 at 12:40 am
    A new poll shows OBAMA LOSING 25% OF THE BLACK VOTE.
    &&&&&&&&&

    Hot damn!!!

    When will the remaining 75% wake up??

  140. “IT’S NOT SOMETHING WE’VE EVER SEEN BEFORE…”

    Mutnodjmet’s link points to a couple of links until we get to:

    http://www.businessinsider.com/barack-obama-african-american-vote-black-north-carolina-2012-6

    which includes this quote:

    Jim Williams, a polling analyst at PPP, said it could be “statistical noise” that comes with a small sample (only about 200 African-Americans were surveyed). But he said it was not something the agency has “ever seen before.”

    And this is from PPP, an allegedly Left-leaning poll.

    &&&&
    Obama Is Losing A Stunning Amount Of African-American Support In North Carolina
    ==========================

    President Barack Obama is rapidly losing support among African-American voters in North Carolina, a new poll out today from the Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling shows.

    (see this link)
    http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/06/romney-holds-sma.html

    The poll finds that Mitt Romney would get 20 percent of the African-American vote if the election were held today, compared with 76 percent for Obama. Overall, Romney has a 48 percent to 46 percent lead on Obama in the crucial swing state.

    Obama received 95 percent of the support from African-Americans in North Carolina in the 2008 election, compared with just 5 percent for Republican nominee John McCain.

    In PPP’s May poll, Obama received 87 percent of the African-American vote to Romney’s 11 percent.

    All of Obama’s numbers with African-Americans are sliding. His approval rating is down from 86 percent to 77 percent. Romney’s favorability, meanwhile, has doubled from 9 percent to 18 percent.

    Jim Williams, a polling analyst at PPP, said it could be “statistical noise” that comes with a small sample (only about 200 African-Americans were surveyed). But he said it was not something the agency has “ever seen before.”

    “Seventy-something percent is obviously low,” Williams told Business Insider. “It’s not something we’ve ever seen before. It’s definitely something we’re going to monitor.”

    Williams added the obvious: If the results keep turning up like this, it would be “very bad news for him.”

    The decline in African-American support for Obama follows the general trend of voters in North Carolina. A month ago, Obama led Romney by a point. Two months ago, Obama led by 5 points. Romney has also swung the important Independent vote to his side — turning a 13-point deficit in April into a one-point lead in June.

  141. Kay
    I think I am correct in saying that Romney took a business degree AND law degree at Harvard – at the same time? This is one smart guy. Do we know his grades!! Then we could compare them with Obama’s. Oh, never mind….!

    —–
    We may get to see some of Barry’s report card about being a ‘Constitutional law’ major at Harvard…when the Supremes decide if he knows anything about the law or not.

    If Barry studied the constitution, it was to see all the ways he could scam or change it to fit his purposes…

  142. Obama Trade Document Leaked, Revealing New Corporate Powers And Broken Campaign Promises

    WASHINGTON — A critical document from President Barack Obama’s free trade negotiations with eight Pacific nations was leaked online early Wednesday morning, revealing that the administration intends to bestow radical new political powers upon multinational corporations, contradicting prior promises.

    The leaked document has been posted on the website of Public Citizen, a long-time critic of the administration’s trade objectives. The new leak follows substantial controversy surrounding the secrecy of the talks, in which some members of Congress have complained they are not being given the same access to trade documents that corporate officials receive.

    “The outrageous stuff in this leaked text may well be why U.S. trade officials have been so extremely secretive about these past two years of [trade] negotiations,” said Lori Wallach, director of Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch in a written statement.

    Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) has been so incensed by the lack of access as to introduce legislation requiring further disclosure. House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has gone so far as to leak a separate document from the talks on his website. Other Senators are considering writing a letter to Ron Kirk, the top trade negotiator under Obama, demanding more disclosure.

    The newly leaked document is one of the most controversial of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. It addresses a broad sweep of regulations governing international investment and reveals the Obama administration’s advocacy for policies that environmental activists, financial reform advocates and labor unions have long rejected for eroding key protections currently in domestic laws.

    Under the agreement currently being advocated by the Obama administration, American corporations would continue to be subject to domestic laws and regulations on the environment, banking and other issues. But foreign corporations operating within the U.S. would be permitted to appeal key American legal or regulatory rulings to an international tribunal. That international tribunal would be granted the power to overrule American law and impose trade sanctions on the United States for failing to abide by its rulings.

    The terms run contrary to campaign promises issued by Obama and the Democratic Party during the 2008 campaign.

    “We will not negotiate bilateral trade agreements that stop the government from protecting the environment, food safety, or the health of its citizens; give greater rights to foreign investors than to U.S. investors; require the privatization of our vital public services; or prevent developing country governments from adopting humanitarian licensing policies to improve access to life-saving medications,” reads the campaign document.

    Yet nearly all of those vows are violated by the leaked Trans-Pacific document. The one that is not contravened in the present document — regarding access to life-saving medication — is in conflict with a previously leaked document on intellectual property (IP) standards.

    “Bush was better than Obama on this,” said Judit Rius, U.S. manager of Doctors Without Borders Access to Medicines Campaign, referring to the medication rules. “It’s pathetic, but it is what it is. The world’s upside-down.”

    The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative insists that while broad standards require many medical patents and IP rules that would increase the price of medications, the U.S. intends to work with countries involved in the Trans-Pacific talks to ensure that the agreement does not restrict access to life-saving drugs.

    USTR was not immediately available to comment on the newly leaked investment chapter of the Trans-Pacific deal, and has previously stated that it cannot comment on the terms of an allegedly leaked document.

    That statement is belied somewhat by recent American efforts in other international negotiations to establish controversial medical patents that grant companies long-term monopolies on life-saving medications. Those monopolies increase drug prices, which impede access to medications, particularly in developing nations. The World Health Organization and dozens of nonprofit public health groups have objected to the standards sought by the Obama administration. Two United Nations groups recently urged global governments not to agree to trade terms currently being advocated by the Obama administration, on the grounds that such rules would hurt public health.

    Such foreign investment standards have also come under fire at home, from both conservative sovereignty purists and progressive activists for the potential to hamper domestic priorities implemented by democratically elected leaders. The North American Free Trade Agreement, passed by Congress in 1993, and a host of subsequent trade pacts granted corporations new powers that had previously been reserved for sovereign nations and that have allowed companies to sue nations directly over issues.

    But while the current trade deal could pose a challenge to American sovereignty, large corporations headquartered in the U.S. could potentially benefit from it by using the same terms to oppose the laws of foreign governments. If one of the eight Pacific nations involved in the talks passes a new rule to which an American firm objects, that U.S. company could take the country to court directly in international tribunals.

    Public Citizen challenged the independence of these international tribunals, noting that “The tribunals would be staffed by private sector lawyers that rotate between acting as ‘judges’ and as advocates for the investors suing the governments,” according to the text of the agreement.

    In early June, a tribunal at the World Bank agreed to hear a case involving similar foreign investment standards, in which El Salvador banned cyanide-based gold mining on the basis of objections from the Catholic Church and environmental activists. If the World Bank rules against El Salvador, it could overturn the nation’s domestic laws at the behest of a foreign corporation.

    Basic public health and land-use rules would be subject to challenge before an international tribunal, as would bank regulations at capital levels that might be used to stymie bank runs or financial crises. The IMF has advocated the use of such capital controls, which would be prohibited under the current version of the leaked trade pact. Although several countries have proposed exceptions that would allow them to regulate speculative financial bets, the U.S. has resisted those proposals, according to Public Citizen.

    Trans-Pacific negotiations have been taking place throughout the Obama presidency. The deal is strongly supported by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the top lobbying group for American corporations. Obama’s Republican opponent in the 2012 presidential elections, Mitt Romney, has urged the U.S. to finalize the deal as soon as possible.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/06/13/obama-trade-document-leak_n_1592593.html?icid=maing-grid7%7Cnetscape%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk2%26pLid%3D169383

  143. Obama is gonna be a nightmare to work with today in the WH.

    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows Mitt Romney attracting 48% of the vote, while President Obama earns 44%. Four percent (4%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.

  144. All change at CNN.

    CNN is pulling the plug on its 6 p.m. news program “John King, USA,” with the show’s host becoming the network’s national campaign correspondent.

    According to an internal memo circulated Wednesday and obtained by POLITICO, Wolf Blitzer’s “Situation Room” will be expanded to a three-hour program, and begin airing from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. starting next month. King is expected to contribute to this program, as well as others, including “AC360” hosted by Anderson Cooper.

    Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77381.html#ixzz1xh2C5ko5

  145. moononpluto, I’ll pile on…

    Even WashPo can’t avoid stating the obvious: Obummer’s campaign is in deep doodoo.

    Again, being insular and surrounded by yes men prevents you from making course corrections. Hey, I thought he was the smartest guy in world.

    So how bad does it have to get until the Dem party insiders force Obama to LBJ himself (the 1968 LBJ, not the 1964 LBJ)??

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-campaigns-erratic-behavior-concerns-some-democrats/2012/06/12/gJQAedXZYV_story.html

    Obama campaign’s rough patch concerns some Democrats
    ===========================================

    By Karen Tumulty, Published: June 12The Washington Post
    Is it time for Democrats to panic?

    That’s what a growing number of party loyalists are wondering, amid a rough couple of weeks in which President Obama and his political operation have been buffeted by bad economic news, their own gaffes and signs that the presumed Republican nominee is gaining strength.

    Obama’s team insists that it is unfazed by the recent bumps in the political road.

    By November, “it’s going to be about: Who do I trust more in [his] approach to the debt? Who do I trust more to create middle-class jobs? Who do I trust more to create an energy future? Who do I trust more as it relates to Afghanistan?” said David Plouffe, who served as Obama’s campaign manager four years ago and is managing political strategy in the White House this time around.

    “That’s what’s going to decide the election, not the contretemps of the moment,” he said in an interview. “We’re very cognizant of that.”

    That kind of unflappability is a hallmark of the Obama political operation — and was a crucial ingredient in its success in 2008. But some Democratic veterans are wondering whether the reelection campaign, run by the same tight-knit group that led it four years ago, is equipped for what lies ahead.

    “The bad thing is, there is no new thinking in that circle,” said one longtime operative in Democratic presidential campaigns who spoke on the condition of anonymity to be candid.

    Eight other prominent Democratic strategists interviewed shared that view, describing Obama’s team as resistant to advice and assistance from those who are not part of its core. All of them spoke on the condition of anonymity as well.

    The latest alarm came in a memo Monday from Democracy Corps, a research group headed by Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg and political consultant James Carville.

    Based on their analysis of focus groups conducted late last month among swing voters in Ohio and Pennsylvania, they wrote that the current campaign message — which stresses the fragile progress of the economic recovery — is out of touch with the daily pain voters are feeling.

    “We will face an impossible head wind in November if we do not move to a new narrative, one that contextualizes the recovery, but, more importantly, focuses on what we will do to make a better future for the middle class,” Greenberg, Carville and pollster Erica Seifert wrote. They added: “They know we are in a new normal where life is a struggle — and convincing them that things are good enough for those who have found jobs is a fool’s errand.”

    The memo came days after Obama handed the Republicans new ammunition with his declaration at a news conference that “the private sector is doing fine.”

    However difficult the task, the president may have little choice but to try to make voters feel better about the economy. Successful presidents have run for reelection on the strength of their records, as well as on the hope they offered for the future.

    But successful presidents also have benefited from presenting voters a choice — between their stewardship and their rivals’. Obama’s defenders said that although the Greenberg data reflect voters’ frustrations with the economy, they are not a good gauge of Obama’s vision vs. that of GOP challenger Mitt Romney.

    The president’s message “has been spot-on in terms of where we are and where we’re going,” said Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.).

    The latest economic news, including a report that the economy added only 69,000 jobs in May, made that challenge more difficult for Obama and his top strategists.

    Obama will deliver a major campaign speech Thursday in Cleveland in which he will try to frame the election as a choice between two economic visions — one that protects the middle class and another that takes the country back to the failed policies of the past, campaign officials said.

    “Now all the stories are about the flawed Obama team and strategy, which is ridiculous,” said Mark McKinnon, who was a top campaign strategist for George W. Bush. “They are not any more or less smart than they were four years ago. The dynamics are just different. This time, the wind is in their face instead of at their back.”

    Still, some Democrats say that the campaign has lost its bearings at some turns recently. Some have suggested that the president’s team is flailing in its attacks against Romney.

    When his campaign ran an ad criticizing the Republican’s methods as a corporate turnaround artist — with one laid-off worker describing him as “a vampire” — Newark Mayor Cory Booker described it as “nauseating” and former Pennsylvania governor Edward G. Rendell called it “disappointing.”

    And when the campaign pivoted to an attack on Romney’s record as Massachusetts governor, Obama strategist David Axelrod held a news conference in Boston, only to be drowned out by pro-Romney supporters.

    Plouffe dismissed the suggestion that the Obama operation has become too caught up in daily skirmishing.

    Romney, Plouffe said, is “out there every day misrepresenting what the president has done on the economy, on spending, on foreign policy. Those things should not stand. But it’s also important for people to understand this isn’t simply a question of a referendum on the president. It’s a choice between two visions and two records.”

    Running for reelection poses additional challenges for the political team that so successfully positioned Obama as an outsider and an agent of change in 2008.

    For one thing, the candidate now has a day job and therefore cannot devote five or six days a week to the campaign trail as he did then. Indeed, Obama was slower off the mark even than his predecessors Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. Where Bush held his first big reelection campaign rally in March 2004, Obama’s did not step out for his until last month.

    And where Obama was the one who had superior financial resources in 2008, this year he is virtually certain to be outgunned by the combined forces of the Romney campaign and its allied super PACs. In May, Romney and the Republican National Committee raised nearly $77 million, while Obama and the Democratic National Committee brought in $60 million.

    There is still the power of the presidency. But the bully pulpit is not what it once was, given that this is an era in which people get information from far more sources than they did in the past.

    Obama’s advisers say his campaign has advantages that will be critical if the race remains close. While the Republicans were slugging it out in a long and bitter primary, the Obama campaign was building its ground operation in key states — to a degree that Democrats think Romney won’t be able to match.

    “They are laser-focused on the key 13 states, and within those key battleground states, there is a world of work being done,” said Durbin, who added that he has had three extensive briefings on Obama’s grass-roots operation.

    Even compared with the impressive ground campaign of 2008, “they know more about the swing voters and how to reach them,” he said.

  146. Well, this comment was intended to be a tweet. It started with curiosity; how much to attend SJP tomorrow night? First thing I got from Google was lots of this: ·
    Obama calls for Flag Day pride – UPI dot com
    He signed a proclamation. So annoying from the guy who used to not have the stomach to salute ours.

    Then I had to look all over to get this. Am giving it all to you. In all its ridiculousness.

    Sarah Jessica Parker and “SATC” creator Darren Starr hold competing Obama fundraisers on the same night – NYPOST.com
    …Sex and the City” star Sarah Jessica Parker and series creator Darren Star are holding competing fund-raisers for President Obama in New York on Thursday night.
    Parker, teaming up with Vogue editor Anna Wintour, is throwing a party at the West Village townhouse she owns with Matthew Broderick, while Star, along with Architectural Digest editor Margaret Russell, is hosting an event at The Plaza hotel.
    But tickets for Parker’s event — at $80,000 a pair — are far more expensive than those for Star’s event. Tickets for Star’s fund-raiser, which is co-hosted by Newark Mayor Cory Booker, cost $10,000 each or $15,000 per couple and include a photo reception and dinner. Star has also teamed up with co-host Alicia Keys on the event and arranged a performance by Mariah Carey. The president and First Lady Michelle Obama are expected to attend both fund-raisers. They will first head to Parker and Wintour’s bash and mingle with fashion heavyweights including Kenneth Cole and Vera Wang, as well as architect and interior designer Daniel Romualdez. Later, at Star’s gathering, guests are to include White House designer Michael Smith — who recently hosted an Obama fund-raiser at his Upper East Side apartment — and his partner, HBO executive James Costos.
    A source told us, “While Sarah Jessica and Darren get on well, there is a friendly rivalry over the events.”
    The Post on Friday reported that popular Mayor Booker, who was gunning for a position in Obama’s Cabinet, was out of favor with the administration after going off message on NBC’s “Meet the Press” last month. Booker’s reps insisted he continues to be close to the Obama White House and pointed out that he’s co-hosting the event Thursday and playing a key role at the Democratic National Convention…
    Reps for both Parker and Star declined to comment.
    http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/sex_vs_sex_to_bankroll_FhrvHGi1xrqDP96lHixJwO

    BBL?

  147. If this doesn’t light a fire under voters’ butts to get rid of Bo I don’t know what will. If, of course, they hear about it.

    Report: UN to consider $1,300 green tax on US
    byJoel Gehrke Commentary Staff Writer

    Diplomats at the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Conference in Rio de Janeiro next week will consider proposals that would levy taxes on American families and energy industries in order to support international efforts to combat global warming, according to a draft agenda for the conference.
    “We recognize that subsidies for non-renewable energy development should be eliminated and replaced with a global tax on the production of energy from non-renewable energy sources,” the UN draft agenda, amended by non-governmental organizations at the invitation of the UN, says. “The income of this tax should be allocated to renewable energy development.” The draft agenda was obtained by the Center for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), a group skeptical of the UN’s position on global warming.
    ***************************************
    Another proposal would spread the cost of investing in other countries throughout society. “We call for the fulfilment of all official development assistance commitments, including the commitments by many developed countries to achieve the target of 0.7 per cent of gross national product for official development assistance to developing countries by 2015,” the draft says. The proposal would provide “a target of .015 to .020 percent of gross national product for official development assistance to least developed countries.”
    That plan would cost $1,325 for an American family of four, according to CFACT.
    ************************************************************
    CFACT reported in December that negotiators at the UN conference on climate change in Durban, South Africa, discussed the future implementation of “a new tax on every foreign currency transaction in the world,” that would disproportionately fall on the United States because “transactions within the Eurozone won’t have to pay this new tax.”
    This tax would help pay for the Green Climate Fund, “which will eventually gather and disburse finance amounting to $100bn (£64bn) per year to help poor countries develop cleanly and adapt to climate impacts,” according to the BBC.
    http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/un-consider-1300-green-tax-us/596056

  148. For those that are interested in Ulterman’s posts from the Wall Street Insider…here is a new one:

    Shalom!

    I just finished reviewing your many inquiries. Your always persistent curiosity is a welcome relief to the far more mundane requirements of my thankfully still ongoing recuperation. While I do not have the time, nor in some cases the actual knowledge to respond to all of them, I will choose a few I feel confident enough in providing you a bit of information you will not see disseminated via regular media products. I will also try and place these responses in context of your original question so as to provide your readers an easier task of following along. They deserve at least that. Their commentary has become a ritual for me each afternoon and gives me much improved hope that perhaps this country has yet enough intellectual determination to see this desired outcome to its necessary conclusion.

    First, when you ask of the impacts of the European crisis on the upcoming presidential election, the eye must firmly remain on both the IMF, and my longtime foe, Mr. Bernanke. Each are now exerting an incredible amount of pressure on Germany’s Merkel to provide the foundation for yet further bailout funding. If she does not comply, she will face the ire of the two headed globalist beast that is now Lagarde and Bernanke. Merkel is deserving of our gratitude, but they offer her little more than scorn and intimidation. I would also inform you that it is Bernanke who now answers to Lagarde. Her sphere of influence has now overcome his own, and that is significant in itself. You would do well to watch her far more closely. Some have suggested my own reportedly considerable influence frightens them. I am being quite honest when I tell you that She. Frightens. Me.

    Related to this situation is not the situation in Spain, but the dire condition of Italy. If Spain buckles, the European Union will survive. If Italy soon follows, that may prove the Euro’s death blow. The man calling himself Obama, when most recently told of this potential outcome, was entirely indifferent. This indifference is likely the direct result of his ignorance. So let me re-affirm again, it is the situation in Italy that you must watch. Not so much Spain but Italy. The Italians are in very serious trouble and the implications of that economy collapsing are immense and the shock waves will reach America soon after. Measures are being taken to avert this crisis, but it is a crisis that stems from decades of fiscal neglect, and the outcome is at this time, entirely unknown to me. If Lagarde pushes but a bit harder, Italy will collapse.
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    Your work on the man calling himself Obama and his obsession with the drone program is accurate. Every bit of it. Our mutual friend is quite right in their assessment of the president’s obsession, and I have personally confirmed most of the substantive parts of their description. Beyond the personal disgust in knowing a President of the United States is spending an inordinate amount of time reviewing the footage of the loss of human life, is the far greater threat of some within this administration actively seeking to share our drone technology with other nations. There is apparently a program either being prepared, or already ready for full implementation, that will have the use of drones as part of some form of globalized agreement between nations. It is my understanding the use of these drones for border patrol purposes is actually a test lab for the program. An American company has just completed a long range drone product that will allow these devices to run for weeks at a time covering vast distances. This product is being shopped now. It is no accident this situation has evolved under this particular president. Place the events surrounding the use of drones by this administration with the president’s repeated overtures to the Russian government. While -name deleted- provided you a shocking assessment of Obama’s personal obsession with drones, it is this technology’s critical use as part of a far wider globalization plan that is the true and overriding threat here. The military continues to grapple with the moral implications of what this administration is pushing them to do, and so as the administration grows impatient with the military component of the plan, it now proceeds in haste to utilize these drones as part of a nationwide law enforcement program. That program though will, if they succeed, extend far beyond the borders of the United States, and in that process, their globalization plan will be greatly enhanced. While this description I give you now sounds perhaps far fetched, I assure you it is not. This plan, this “enhancement”, has been moving forward for decades. It is now being accelerated. Perhaps one day I shall explain to you how this was personally confirmed to me via events that took place in early May of 1999. As with so many things, there is the story told, and there is the story itself. They knew well the intended target. It was the outcome itself that was the test tube.

    Lastly let me speak on Eric Holder. -Name Deleted – has singularly done the job of so many. But as you have already hinted at in your own writings, we may all have been more comfortable with the evil we know. I remain convinced that so much of the laundering scheme that surrounds this administration and the man calling himself Obama, originates in part, within California. Our mutual friend’s previous observations on that subject were correct. So any who now come from that environment and who are linked to this president, are to be judged with absolute and uncompromising scrutiny. Many have asked how this manifestation called Barack Obama has managed to have survived to date so many scandals. The answer is money. Vast sums, virtually untraceable, allocated to those with the power to keep far safer from judgement and scrutiny than their actions would deserve. Billions. Printed, spread, reformed, and reborn into the hands that would then cover the eyes and ears of those who might still care. This is the true story of the Obama White House as it involves all of them. The globalized union leadership. The volatility vultures such as Soros. (If my health continues to improve, my displeasure with him is to become an intentionally unavoidable conflict following this election. Lagarde frightens me. The clown Soros does not. He has been allowed to paint the colors of so many economies with his disruptive brush for far too long. Enough. Is. Enough.) The Russian cartels. The Saudis. Brazilians. And of course the greatest hedgers of all, the Chinese. Decades of intertwined plans within plans have culminated in the election of the man calling himself Obama. The weed that overtakes the garden. As empty a suit as Nepos ever was, and just like Nepos, placed in power by those whose true intent lies far beyond the best interests of the United States.

    Just two months ago, I could but whisper.

    Now I prepare to roar.

    Watch for it.

    http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/06/12/wall-street-insider-this-is-the-true-story-of-the-obama-white-house/

  149. OBAMA TO BE DONE IN BY A WIMP (WI, Mi, Pa)?

    Those dang, traditionally Dem-leaning, blue-collar white folks are sucking out the oxygen from Obummer’s campaign prospects.

    http://www.nationaljournal.com/columns/against-the-grain/romney-scaling-the-blue-wall-20120613

    Romney Scaling the Blue Wall
    ==============

    Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin are looking increasingly within reach.

    By Josh Kraushaar

    For much of the presidential campaign, President Obama’s top strategists have outlined their numerous paths to 270 electoral votes: win Florida, sweep the Southwest, or pick off a Southern state or two. But they didn’t prepare for the possibility that working-class white voters in the Rust Belt could abandon the president en masse, throwing his well-laid plans into disarray.

    With the economy struggling to pick up steam, three must-win “blue-wall” states are looking increasingly winnable for the Romney campaign: Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Both election results (from the Wisconsin gubernatorial recall) and reputable polling show that all three states are shaping up to be highly competitive, and that both campaigns will be devoting significant resources there.

    Three new polls underscore why Team Obama has reason to be concerned about their standing in the Rust Belt. An EPIC/MRA poll of Michigan registered voters released last week shows Romney leading Obama, 46 to 45 percent, with only 41 percent viewing the president favorably. In Pennsylvania, a newly-released Quinnipiac poll shows Obama with a 46 percent job-approval rating—in the danger zone for a sitting president—and leading Romney 46 percent to 40 percent. And in Wisconsin, exit polls conducted for the gubernatorial race showed Obama with a 51 percent to 45 percent lead, too close for comfort in a must-win blue-wall state.

    Let’s take them one at a time. Michigan at first glance seems like one of the unlikelier battlegrounds, given that it’s ground zero for the American auto industry, which Obama helped rescue with his auto bailout. Republican strategists concede that Obama holds a political advantage on the bailout itself, but believe that on the broader view of government spending and intervening in the private economy, they hold an equally sizable advantage—and can message it to a draw.

    Even with the auto industry on the mend, blue-collar voters are facing the growing reality of reduced wages and benefits—working longer hours for less money. There aren’t many states where that’s more salient than in Michigan. Macomb County was home base for Democratic pollster Stanley Greenberg’s seminal 1985 analysis of Reagan Democrats, which concluded that they were leaving the Democratic fold over cultural issues. Democrats have made significant inroads since then—Obama won the county 53 to 45 percent in 2008—but the sentiments of working-class whites are changing due to the weak economy.

    “They know we are in a new normal where life is a struggle—and convincing them that things are good enough for those who have found jobs is a fool’s errand,” wrote Democratic strategists Greenberg and James Carville this week, assessing the results of their focus group among working-class voters in Columbus, Ohio. “They want to know the plans for making things better in a serious way—not just focusing on finishing up the work of the recovery.”

    Those sentiments translate to Pennsylvania, a blue-collar state where Obama underperformed in 2008 relative to his national gains. The crosstabs of the Quinnipiac poll showed that the economy is taking a toll on the president: 49 percent of Pennsylvania voters believed Romney would do a better job on the economy, compared to 41 percent who sided with Obama. Among independents, Romney holds a 17-point lead over Obama in economic stewardship. This in a state where Romney’s favorable ratings are underwater (35 percent favorable/42 percent unfavorable).

    “I think it is definitely in play,” former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, a Democrat, said at a Bloomberg News roundtable last week. “I said from the beginning, Mitt Romney is the only candidate who had a chance to do well enough in the Philadelphia suburbs to carry the state.”

    And in Wisconsin, Obama is holding a lead but there are several telltale signs that suggest the presidential race will be close come November. In the recall election, non-college-educated whites flocked to Gov. Scott Walker’s camp in droves, giving him 61 percent of the gubernatorial vote—an improvement on his 2010 performance. Meanwhile, the turnout for Walker in the Republican-heavy Milwaukee suburbs was astronomical; he won more than 70 percent of the vote in Waukesha, Washington, and Ozaukee counties.

    The combination of white-hot Republican enthusiasm combined with Democratic struggles to win over the working class ensures that Wisconsin will be a battleground. In the wake of the recall, Romney’s campaign is moving resources into the state, and Obama’s campaign manager Jim Messina publicly ranked it as a toss-up for November in a video to supporters. Romney is expected to perform as strongly as Walker with the Republican suburbanites; his big challenge is to maintain Walker’s sizable edge with the working-class voters as well.

    It’s no coincidence that Mitt Romney’s “Every Town Counts” bus tour, which kicks off on Friday, is focused on winning over working-class whites, hitting the blue-wall battlegrounds along with three other blue-collar bastions: Ohio, Iowa, and New Hampshire. Romney, despite his privileged pedigree, knows that winning over the working-class voters dissatisfied with Obama’s record on the economy is a prerequisite for winning the election.

    Given the attention paid to the Hispanic boomlet making the Southwest friendlier turf for Democrats, it’s easy to forget that the Rust Belt battlegrounds are heading in the opposite direction. The Rust Belt states are also the bigger electoral prize: There are 20 electoral votes combined in the states of Nevada (6), Colorado (9), and New Mexico (5), but 46 electoral votes in Michigan (16), Wisconsin (10), and Pennsylvania (20).

    Obama’s team expected that the historic Democratic tilt of those states would keep them in its column. But the slow-growing economy is putting them squarely in play, one of the biggest reasons why Obama’s reelection now looks in jeopardy.

  150. I had to look this woman up, I have seen her photo but never really paid attention:

    Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde (née Lallouette; born 1 January 1956)[1] is a French lawyer who has been the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund since 5 July 2011. Previously, she held various ministerial posts in the French government…

  151. This is the text from a poster that a friend sent me in an email. Most of it is funny, some maybe not so much re Clinton:

    The Shortest Books of All Time
    __________________________________________

    MY BLACK GIRLFRIENDS
    By Tiger Woods
    __________________________________________

    THINGS I LOVE ABOUT MY COUNTRY
    By Jane Fonda and Cindy Sheehan
    Illustrated by Michael Moore
    Foreword by George Soros

    ________________________________________

    MY CHRISTIAN ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND HOW I HELPED AFTER KATRINA
    By Rev Jesse Jackson & Rev Al Sharpton
    ______________________________________

    THINGS I CANNOT AFFORD
    By Bill Gates
    ____________________________________

    THINGS I WOULD NOT DO FOR MONEY
    By Dennis Rodman

    _________________________________

    THINGS WE KNOW TO BE TRUE
    By Al Gore and John Kerry

    _____________________________________

    GUIDE TO THE PACIFIC
    By Amelia Earhart

    _______________________________________________

    HOW TO LIVE LIFE TO THE FULLEST
    By Dr. Jack Kevorkian

    _______________________________________

    TO ALL THE MEN WE HAVE LOVED BEFORE
    By Ellen de Generes and Rosie O’Donnell

    _______________________________________________

    GUIDE TO DATING ETIQUETTE
    By Mike Tyson

    _______________________________________

    THE AMISH PHONE DIRECTORY
    _______________________________________

    MY PLAN TO FIND THE REAL KILLERS
    By O. J. Simpson
    _________________________________________

    HOW TO DRINK AND DRIVE SAFELY
    By Ted Kennedy

    __________________________________________________

    MY BOOK OF MORALS
    By Bill Clinton
    With introduction by The Rev. Jesse Jackson

    ____________________________________________________

    My Complete Knowledge of Military Strategy
    By Nancy Pelosi

    __________________________________________

    THINGS I DID TO DESERVE THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE
    By Barack Obama

  152. Shakespeare may have been the smartest man of letter who ever lived–excuse me the second smartest man of letters who ever lived, second only to Obama. But Shakespeare can at least console himself in the realization that he is not alone, since in the mind of Obama and his supporters, Obama is a better president than Washington, Lincoln, and Roosevelt, a better golfer than Bobby Jones, Ben Hogan, a better historian than Thucididies, a better party leader and man for all seasons than Bill Clinton, etc. His greatest strains credulity and the ability of the English language to capture in words his greatness. But Shakespeare came pretty damned close. So when Cost says that today, Obama is paying the price for the mistakes he made when he was at the apex of his power, these words resonate and ring so true:

    Brutus:
    There is a tide in the affairs of men.
    Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
    Omitted, all the voyage of their life
    Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
    On such a full sea are we now afloat,
    And we must take the current when it serves,
    Or lose our ventures.
    Julius Caesar Act 4, scene 3, 218–224

  153. MEMORANDUM

    To: Messiah Obama

    Fr: Bill Shakespeare

    Re: Paying The Price (for missed opportunities when you were at the apex of your power, i.e. in 2009)

    cc/ Jay Cost

    Brutus:
    There is a tide in the affairs of men.
    Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
    Omitted, all the voyage of their life
    Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
    On such a full sea are we now afloat,
    And we must take the current when it serves,
    Or lose our ventures.
    Julius Caesar Act 4, scene 3, 218–224

  154. I have no idea WTF he is saying here, was he on drugs….talk about rambling on about blame…….video at link.

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/06/12/obama_republicans_left_me_with_the_check_for_a_steak_dinner.html

    At a fundraiser on Tuesday, President Obama said the debt and deficit her inherited is “baked in” structurally. “If they start trying to give you a bunch of facts and figures suggesting that it’s true, what they’re not telling you is they baked all this stuff into the cake,” Obama advised his supporters.

    “If they start trying to give you a bunch of facts and figures suggesting that it’s true, what they’re not telling you is they baked all this stuff into the cake,” he said.

    “I love listening to these guys give us lectures about debt and deficits. I inherited a trillion-dollar deficit. We had a surplus, they turned it into a deficit, built it into a structural deficit that lasts for decades, and — isn’t that something?” President Obama said at a fundraiser today.

    “This notion that somehow we caused the deficits is just wrong. It’s just not true. Anybody who looks at the math will tell you it’s not true. If they start trying to give you a bunch of facts and figures suggesting that it’s true, what they’re not telling you is they baked all this stuff into the cake with those tax cuts and a prescription drug plan that they didn’t pay for and the wars,” he said.

    “So all of this stuff is baked in, with all the interest payments for it, it’s like somebody goes to the restaurant, orders a big steak dinner, martini, all that stuff and then just as you’re sitting down, they leave and accuse you of running up the tab. That’s what they do,” he said.

  155. Ulterman’s posts from the Wall Street Insider…here is a new one:
    ————–
    Great. Now I am really scared. Billions of laundered money, schemes that have been in place for years. The only thing missing from this is who, when, what, why where and how. I want to believe all of it, but until some of those questions are addressed with specificity I cannot. Until that time, I will stick with what we can see with our own eyes, that which is tangible. That is bad enough.

  156. At a fundraiser on Tuesday, President Obama said the debt and deficit her inherited is “baked in” structurally. “
    ————–
    Yea asshole. But when they let you put on the chef’s hat the souffle collapsed, the kitchen burned down and the middle class perished. Instead of getting things under control you turned up the heat, thus foreclosing all other options. How many times can he say I am innocent–the theme song of Rikers Island.

  157. Obama and his cake…………..he left it out in the rain.


    Donna Summer – Macarthur Park.

  158. Despite my frustration with Ulsterman, it may well be that the vague statements which I object to because they cannot be fully understood or verified are pregnant with meaning to people who are on the inside, and have the addition details needed to fill in the blanks. I hope that is the case. I expect that there are people in the security business and the upper level of politics who will know better than I do what to make of all this. If I were to guess, I would think it might be a Rockefeller Rothschilde sort of thing, but I have no hard evidence to back that up.

  159. Got away with it.

    Breaking : JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SAYS IT WILL NOT RETRY FORMER U.S. SENATOR JOHN EDWARDS ON FIVE CAMPAIGN FINANCE CHARGES

  160. ShortTermer
    June 13th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    The Shortest Books of All Time
    &&&&&&&&&

    I enjoyed that a ton!

  161. wbboei
    June 13th, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    Think of it this way to help you shed some of your your cynicism. People are risking their lives getting information out there in order to help us understand what we are up against. Patriots caught up in the very core of the system are as disgusted as we are- They are working from the inside risking discovery and perhaps losing their lives if they are found out. That alone should call on us to respect what they have to offer (without hard evidence) and leave the critical evaluations for the long haul after November.

  162. Another prediction from the WSI coming true:
    __________________

    Wall Street’s vote: Romney by a landslide

    For three years, Wall Street’s been telling the world how much it can’t stand President Barack Obama.

    Now, thanks to campaign finance filings, it’s possible to put a price tag on just how much: Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and the super PAC supporting it are outraising Obama among financial-sector donors $37.1 million to $4.8 million.

    Near the front of the pack are 19 Obama donors from 2008 who are giving big to Romney.

    Ken Griffin, founder of the Chicago-based hedge fund Citadel, has accused Obama of engaging in “class warfare” and gave $2,500 to Romney’s campaign, plus nearly $1.1 million to the pro-Romney super PAC Restore Our Future. But in 2008, Griffin donated the maximum $4,600 to Obama’s campaign and helped raise another $50,000 to $100,000.

    “It is critical that the next president appreciates that America’s prosperity is driven by the innovation and hard work of the American worker, whose valiant efforts have, in recent years, been undermined by the oppressive weight of government intervention,” Griffin told POLITICO in a statement.

    The 19 have already given $4.8 million to Romney’s presidential campaign and the super PAC supporting it through the end of April, according to a POLITICO analysis of Federal Election Commission filings. Four years ago, they gave Obama $213,700.

    None of them has given a penny to the president’s reelection campaign or the super PAC supporting it.

    politico.com

  163. We [Clinton admin] had a surplus, they [Bush Jr/Cheney] turned it into a deficit, built it into a structural deficit that lasts for decades, and — isn’t that something?” President Obama said at a fundraiser today.

    “This notion that somehow we caused the deficits is just wrong. [ Perhaps some increase, but Bush Jr caused most of it.] It’s just not true. Anybody who looks at the math will tell you it’s not true. If they start trying to give you a bunch of facts and figures suggesting that it’s true, what they’re not telling you is they baked all this stuff into the cake with those tax cuts and a prescription drug plan that they didn’t pay for and the wars,”

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

    It’s basically true that Clinton left a surplus, Bush turned it into a deficit, and may have left policies (tax cuts, ongoing wars, interest, etc) that would have increased the deficit even under a real Democrat.

    Doubtless Obama made it some worse — but the GOP isn’t to be trusted here either.

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

  164. Now union members are deserting Obama

    Two new and disturbing polls just out suggest that the road to reelection is getting tougher for President Obama.

    In the most significant, Gallup found that union member support for the president is weaker than it was on Election Day. While Obama took 67 of the union vote, according to 2008 election night polling by Peter Hart for the AFL-CIO, Gallup discovered that just 58 percent of union members back the president now. Some 35 percent support Mitt Romney, 5 percent more than Sen. John McCain won in 2008.

    Gallup said the union vote is a significant block for Obama, though, “their impact on the presidential race will be limited by their size — just about 12% of employed voters are union members.”

    Rasmussen Reports, found that a majority of likely American voters — 60 percent — believe that it is at least somewhat likely that the next president will be a Republican, including 34% who see this scenario as very likely. Among Democrats, 35 percent of likely voters also said Obama would be followed by a Republican.

    Rasmussen said that when Obama first took office, just 44 percent thought a Republican would replace him.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/politics/washington-secrets/2012/06/now-union-members-are-deserting-obama/721241

  165. Report: UN to consider $1,300 green tax on US
    byJoel Gehrke Commentary Staff Writer

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

    It’s from the Examiner, and includes this prevonance:

    “The draft agenda was obtained by the Center for a Constructive Tomorrow (CFACT), a group skeptical of the UN’s position on global warming.”

  166. a tragedy of their own making. They really are untethered from reality–which is to say sick.

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

    Yes. Such a cover was a crazy, sick Beltway idea.

  167. People are risking their lives getting information out there in order to help us understand what we are up against. Patriots caught up in the very core of the system are as disgusted as we are- They are working from the inside risking discovery and perhaps losing their lives if they are found out. That alone should call on us to respect what they have to offer (without hard evidence) and leave the critical evaluations for the long haul after November.

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

    But we don’t have evidence that anyone IS “risking their lives” to provide these stories. We don’t know anyone IS providing these stories at all. ‘Ulsterman’ may be inventing the ‘informants’ as well as the stories himself.

  168. By the way, look what returns tonight…..


    DALLAS IS BACK…Sue Ellen looks fab, i love her.

  169. Billions of laundered money, schemes that have been in place for years. The only thing missing from this is who, when, what, why where and how. I want to believe all of it, but until some of those questions are addressed with specificity I cannot. Until that time, I will stick with what we can see with our own eyes, that which is tangible. That is bad enough.

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

    Yes. If these were real stories — from real ‘informants’! — the material would be leaked through more credible sources than this ‘Ulsterman’.

  170. Think of it this way to help you shed some of your your cynicism. People are risking their lives getting information out there in order to help us understand what we are up against. Patriots caught up in the very core of the system are as disgusted as we are- They are working from the inside risking discovery and perhaps losing their lives if they are found out. That alone should call on us to respect what they have to offer (without hard evidence) and leave the critical evaluations for the long haul after November.
    —————–
    I am not the problem here. I am ready to accept what is being said if I understand what they are saying and if there is some proof. Earlier chapters were easier to understand and were accompanied by proof. Certainly the piece that was done on the media and the piece that was done on the real story behind the Bin Laden killing met that threshold, and I circulated that information to friends widely. But what I am seeing now is much vaguer and until it is clarified it is harder to accept. As I said up thread, there is the distinct possibility that we are not the intended audience, but it is directed to a group of insiders to who know exactly what and whom he is talking about. You and I and Confloyd dug deep into the Soros part three years ago, but there we the indictment was clear and there was enough proof extant that I felt comfortable in reporting my findings, but on the stuff I am seeing now, I cannot make that plunge. That is why I asked you a couple days ago if you saw specifics in this that I was missing. That request remains open.

  171. Mrs. Smith
    June 13th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Another prediction from the WSI coming true:
    ________________

    You wanted hard evidence, well here it is in this post. When and if you choose to faithfully ck out Ulsteman’s blog you will see the predictions become fact as many of us do who frequent the site.

  172. You wanted hard evidence, well here it is in this post. When and if you choose to faithfully ck out Ulsteman’s blog you will see the predictions become fact as many of us do who frequent the site.
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    Who is the big cahuna in California? What is the source of this foreign money? Those are the things that frustrate me. And I do not see how specificity would put lives at risk. Pat Caddell had the testicular fortitude to name the White House leaker whereas other insiders knew but would not say. If he is known as the Big Leaker in Washington, and he is Obama’s national security adviser and sensitive national security information is being leaked to a source in NYT (Sanger) then if is obvious that dc elites knew but would not name names. That is why we need more–starting with the big cahuna in California and the foreign money men. Don’t tease us Ulsterman–name names like Pat Caddell did. He did that on national television, as a democrat, and you Usterman have the benefit of anonymity. Names.

  173. Is the big cahuna in California someone from Silicone Valley? Could it be the head of Google? He is a snake, that much we do know. Is the PLA (People’s Liberation Army)involved? We know for a fact that the Saudi Royal family wrote a letter getting Obama into Harvard. I have long suspected he is their guy. But suspicion is not proof. There are many possibilities that make sense on paper, but cannot be proved. Until they are they are simply theories, and we cannot defend they without losing our own credibility. That is why I want specifics and proof.

  174. The BO and MO mess is reaching the end of the road and then Hillary will come thru and save our Democracy from their evil plans of Restitution
    Retribution Redistribution and Revolution.

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