‘Forward Over A Cliff’ – Bill Clinton And Mitt Romney Tag-Team Barack Obama’s Publicity Stunt Economy Speech

All you really want to know about today’s Barack Obama publicity stunt speech (scheduled to distract from the Sarah Jessica Parker/Anna Wintour fundraiser tonight) is in the headline of the Republican/conservative HotAir – Gamechanger: Obama rocks America with speech everyone’s heard 50 times before; Update: Panned by … MSNBC?

The Obama Big Speech was a bore, a snooze, a batch of old lies in new TelePrompTers. The really big news is that Mitt Romney is not running a John McCain campaign. It’s not only that Mitt Romney bus honking and circling the Obama speech site. It’s that Mitt Romney gave an opposing speech almost at the same time as Obama and in the same state. It’s an in your face campaign from Mitt Romney. Which brings us to Bill Clinton.

Two years ago, with increasing frequency, we continued writing article after article detailing the Obama war on Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton. We diagrammed battlefield movements as Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton fought back. When we began our reports of the Obama/Clinton war few believed us or few dared declare that they believed us. Most of Big Media indulged themselves in the fantasy that Hillary Clinton had been chained and Bill Clinton, um, neutered.

As Mitt Romney stepped on Obama’s big speech day, it was Bill Clinton who, um, plowed the field two years ago. Once again it is Republican/conservative HotAir with the headline that caught our eye – Bad news: Clinton time-travels back 2 years to step on Obama’s message:

“What’s going to be the excuse this time from Bill Clinton’s team, offered anonymously under pressure from Team Obama? The last time that Clinton undermined a major campaign strategy by referring to Mitt Romney’s “sterling business career” at Bain Capital and Clinton’s preference for extending the Bush-era tax rates temporarily to prevent further damage to the economy, Clinton’s own team pointed at his age — a venerable 65, by the way — and insinuated that the old man’s elevator wasn’t making all the stops. In this clip from two years ago unearthed by Media Research Center and reported by USA Today this morning, Clinton pre-emptively stepped on Barack Obama’s new message of staying the course — and in Ohio, no less, in the same exact spot where Obama will try out his new “blame Bush” strategy.

Maybe it was just youthful exuberance, or something:”



We know Hillary has been traveling a lot. Who knew Bill was a time traveler?

Bill Clinton is not a time traveler. No need to be “in awe of his time-travel abilities.” Bill Clinton planted that bomb knowingly two years ago.

How do we know this? Because we wrote about it at the time. Let’s do some time traveling of our own and regurgitate our words from September 2010:

“…today we laugh at how brutally Bill Clinton attacks Barack Obama. Quick, what is the most repeated argument Bill Clinton makes as he campaigns for candidates around the nation? The answer is a disguised attack on Barack Obama and one David Axelrod does not appreciate.

This morning Fox & Friends produced a segment about how David Axelrod does not like Bill Clinton’s Big Argument as he campaigns around the nation. As Bill Clinton travels the nation making a naked series of attacks against Barack Obama most Big Media outlets either miss or dress up Bill Clinton’s remarks. For instance, the dumb New York Times published a story last week stupidly called “Bill Clinton Stumps For Obama“. The story included Bill Clinton’s most repeated argument this campaign season:

“Bill Clinton Stumps for Obama [snip]

Even though Mr. Clinton insisted on Monday that he was only “peripherally and fleetingly” back in politics, he has been headlining rallies and fund-raisers across the country to buck up the depressed party faithful.

“They shouldn’t take this lying down,” Mr. Clinton said during a meeting with reporters and editors of The New York Times on Monday.

Blaming Republican policies for digging the deep hole the economy is in, he said the Democrats needed to plead with voters for more time to turn things around.

“I think we ought to say, ‘Look, don’t go back to the shovel brigade — give us two more years; if you don’t feel better you can throw us all out.’ ”

Um…, what quadrennial event occurs in two more years, in 2012? Why, surprise, surprise, surprise, it’s the presidential elections. Bill Clinton is saying that if things don’t get better in two years – sufficiently better that voters “don’t feel better” – then throw Barack out. Idiots at the New York Times apparently do not get the consequences of the argument Bill Clinton has crafted. These are writers who must not understand that “The Emperor’s New Clothes” is not just about clothes. Not the brightest at the New York Times these days, well educated no doubt, but dumb as a bag of bricks.

The introductory passage in the article is even worse. Who can write sentences such as these and not expect to be labeled gullible or stupid, or both: “He was against him before he was for him.” “…Bill Clinton was often at angry odds with the man who ultimately defeated his wife.” “…Mr. Clinton is stumping hard to help his onetime foe — and has emerged as one of the most important defenders of President Obama’s Congressional majorities.” These idiots apparently do not understand that every single time Bill Clinton speaks it demonstrates how sorely unqualified and lacking Barack Obama is.

Does it occur to the dolts that effectively saying ‘throw Barack Obama out in 2012’ is not “stumping hard to help his onetime foe.” In addition when Bill Clinton adds “And I think they can” to his main point “I hope they can avoid calamity” this does not mean that Bill Clinton thinks Obama Dimocrats will avoid calamity. Bill Clinton understands the difference between HOPE and actual performance.

The dolts at the New York Times might not understand what Bill Clinton is up to, but as Fox & Friends took notice of today, David Axelrod recognizes a threat when he sees one:

“(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

CLINTON: I’d like to see him say, “We couldn’t get out of this $3 trillion hole in 21 months. Give us two more years. Don’t go back to the policies that dug the hole. But if we don’t do better” — this is the last thing — “if we don’t do better, you can vote against us all, and I’ll be on the ballot, too. Vote against us all if it’s not better.”

(END VIDEO CLIP)

AMANPOUR: So is that good political advice, vote against us all? Is that what President Obama will take, that advice? Will you say that to people?

AXELROD: Well, President Clinton is a — is a great politician, and I’m not in any way going to quarrel with him. I think people in 2012 will vote on this. I don’t think they need an invitation to do so.

Axelrod knows what Bill Clinton is getting at even if the dolts at the New York Times are too oblivious. Bill Clinton is everywhere with the message of a clean-up in 2012. But more importantly, every time Bill Clinton appears (he’s been campaigning or will campaign in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Georgia, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, California, Meet The Press, On the Record, and The Daily Show With Jon Stewart) Americans see what a real president looks like and compare him to the boob currently golfing and partying with his sleeveless wife.”

We wrote that two years ago and it is as fresh and relevant today as Mitt Romney’s Ohio speech this afternoon. Read a little further and see why Bill Clinton was campaigning then and is campaigning today:

“Here’s Bill Clinton discussing why he is speaking and making so many campaign appearances (note to dolts at New York Times, it’s about Hillary Clinton not to “help his onetime foe” Barack Obama):

“Mr. Clinton said he began making appearances only because Mrs. Clinton, in her current position, is forbidden from politicking. “So there was nobody besides me to honor the people that supported her,” he said.”

Bill Clinton quotes? How about this one from that article two years ago:

“Bill Clinton largely steered clear of politics during the conference, but said at one point he wished more world leaders made their decisions based on facts.

“Do you know how many political and economic decisions are made in this world by people who don’t know what in the living daylights they are talking about?” Clinton said.”

Now who was Bill Clinton talking about two years ago who is running for president in 2012?

Think what Bill Clinton has been saying lately is a “gaffe”? Again from our article two years ago quoting Toby Hamden:

“What does Bill Clinton really think about ‘articulate and attractive’ Barack Obama?

Although Bill Clinton had the occasional intemperate outburst during the 2008 primary campaign, it is generally wise to assume that nothing he and his wife say is accidental. They weight their words carefully, often with a view to their own long-term political interests. [snip]

But what caught my ear was this from Bill Clinton on NBC: “The question is, what are the specifics? What really matters is what we’re going to do. And right now they’ve elected a lot of people who are articulate and attractive.”

“Articulate and attractive” are Big Media code words for Barack. We think of him as a “bumbling bore and boob”. When Bill Clinton mocks the “articulate and attractive” by demanding “specifics” he is not doing Obmaa a favor.

“Specifics”. That has been our critique of Obama since 2007 and especially after that 2009 inauguration. It is also the Romney critique of Obama. SHOW US THE PLAN.



Obama cannot show the plan because he does not have one. Obama does not know what he is doing. Bill Clinton knows it. Mitt Romney knows it.



Mitt Romney slapped Obama with abandon today:

“Romney says Obama’s talk on economy is ‘cheap’ but his actions ‘speak very loud’

CINCINNATI — Mitt Romney on Thursday said President Barack Obama is “long on words and short on action” when it comes to fixing the economy.

Speaking in battleground Ohio, before the president’s planned economic speech in a different part of the state, the likely Republican presidential nominee assailed his Democratic rival’s policies.

“Don’t forget, he’s been president for three and a half years. And talk is cheap. Actions speak very loud,” Romney said. “If you want to see the results of his economic policy, look around Ohio, look around the country.”

What he says and what he does are not always the exact same thing,” the former Massachusetts governor said. [snip]

He was in Cincinnati, a Republican stronghold in the state near the Kentucky border.

Slap, slap, slap, Mittens slapped Obama:

““You may have heard that President Obama is on the other side of the state and he’s going to be delivering a speech on the economy,” Romney told attendees of his afternoon speech, which kicked off half an hour before the president was set to speak. “He’s doing that because he hasn’t delivered a recovery for the economy.

In a fairly systematic takedown of Obama’s economic policies, Romney said the president is asking for reelection without having delivered on the promises he made during the 2008 campaign. [snip]

Romney also unfavorably compared the country under Obama to Europe and its fiscal crisis — especially to Greece, mocking the Obama campaign slogan of moving “forward.”

You call that forward? That’s forward over a cliff,” Romney said.”

Obama gave a publicity stunt speech today to distract from tonight’s Anna Wintour fundraiser. Obama gave a long-winded publicity stunt speech today and it did not make a sound. Everybody was too busy laughing.

Mitt Romney was laughing.

Bill Clinton was laughing.

Hillary Clinton is still laughing.

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234 thoughts on “‘Forward Over A Cliff’ – Bill Clinton And Mitt Romney Tag-Team Barack Obama’s Publicity Stunt Economy Speech

  1. I was asked by my Hairdresser if HRC could still replace Obama, or was it too late. I told him, the Voters elected Hillary the last time, and the Super Delegates gave him the nomination. This time it is time for the Super Delegates to undo the mistake they made in 2008. It obviously does not matter what the voters want, as in 2008, the super delegates made the decision.

    They better make the right one this time.

  2. Obama better stop that “end the stalemate talk”. Romney has the much better chance of ending the “stalemate” in the worst of circumstances:

    http://decoded.nationaljournal.com/2012/06/romneys-potential-gang-of-eigh.php

    President Obama and Mitt Romney are giving dueling economic speeches today in Ohio, presenting their proposals to a skeptical public. But one question that’s gone unanswered is which candidate has a better shot at getting their agenda passed if elected? [snip]

    There are a number of moderate Democratic senators, who will be up for re-election in 2014, who are running in states that Romney is expected to win easily. It would be in their political interest to work together with a newly-elected Republican president.

    If Romney is savvy, the first people he’d reach out to would be Sens. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., Mary Landrieu, D-La. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, Kay Hagan, D-N.C., Tim Johnson, D-S.D., and Jay Rockefeller, D-W.V. Add independent Angus King to the Senate – he’s the frontrunner in this year’s open seat Maine Senate race – and pragmatic Virginia moderate Mark Warner and there’s a caucus of at least eight clear swing votes that could line up Romney’s way.

    Romney’s not talking much about bipartisanship on the campaign trail; his focus has been squarely on blasting Obama’s record. But if he wins, a test of his governing aptitude will be how effectively he courts those red-state Democrats, whose own political survival relies on getting things done.

    As we wrote in the last article, few will survive Obama so we doubt this gang of eight will even be necessary for Romney.

  3. I love this post Admin!

    So many parts are woth commenting on, it’s hard to pick my favorite.

    Bill or Hillary showing off their intellectual muscle while pretending to be on Oh’bama’s side….these are the posts that keep me going and recharge my battery.

    ——

    “Bill Clinton largely steered clear of politics during the conference, but said at one point he wished more world leaders made their decisions based on facts.

    “Do you know how many political and economic decisions are made in this world by people who don’t know what in the living daylights they are talking about?” Clinton said.”

    “What does Bill Clinton really think about ‘articulate and attractive’ Barack Obama?

    What about that big honkin’ nose mole and his coat-hanger body…that ain’t attractive to most folks. ****

    “Articulate and attractive” are Big Media code words for Barack. We think of him as a “bumbling bore and boob”. When Bill Clinton mocks the “articulate and attractive” by demanding “specifics” he is not doing Obmaa a favor.

  4. What Bill said in 2010, i.e. give us two more years to fix the economy and if we can’t then throw us out, is no different in substance than what Obama said in 2009 which was if the economy is not better in 2012 then I will be a one term president.

    The difference is that now Obama has reneged on his statement, and big media has intentionally misled its audience on what Bill said.

    This is hardly surprising based on what we have witnessed since 2008, and the motive behind it is not entirely political, though that is how it is most often described.

    It has become increasingly obvious that the real conflict here is between the elites in Washington and the rest of this country. And, it is primarily about money.

    We are in a period of rapid change in terms of technology and economics. Until now the rust belt has born the brunt of that change.

    And God almighty did I get a glimpse of that when I was campaigning for Hillary in some states, especially Pennsylvania and Indiana.

    But now Washington DC is a risk and they know it. They are the ones who want the tax increases, big spending and the grand bargain.

    Why? Because the money those schemes have produced over the years end up in their pockets, and they have grown fat over it.

    Those dollars, in turn, came out of the pockets of the American People, first in the form of taxes, and now fewer people pay taxes in borrowing from China which the American People will pay for.

    I was speaking to the former Wall Street banker the other night. He said this government will inflate their way out of this debt burden, but that again the American People pay so the elites can eat caviar.

    That arrangement is unsustainable. Jay Cost made mentioned that he lives 350 miles away from Washington DC because he is convinced that if we have 10 more years of low growth their bubble will burst.

    Big media is part of that economic system, and want it to continue. At the same time, they no longer have a monopoly on news.

    They needed to develop a competitive strategy to deal with those threats. They had 2 ways to go.

    One was to be empower their audience with fair and impartial information.

    The other was was to treat was to become bitter partisans, and poison the minds of their viewers.

    I think they made a poor choice.

  5. http://politicker.com/2012/06/president-obamas-speech-gets-a-thumbs-down-from-political-press-corps/

    Prior to President Barack Obama’s marathon 54 minute speech in Ohio today, the Obama campaign sent our several statements promising the speech would be a major address framing the campaign going forward. Despite the hype, the speech was mainly a rehash of themes and ideas from the president’s recent stump speeches and his remarks were widely panned as overly long by the political press corps. [snip]

    Before the speech was over, MSNBC’s Mike O’Brien begged the president to stop.

    In terms of politics, this speech could have ended about 20 minutes ago. Drive your message, take your ball, go home.

    Mike O’Brien (@mpoindc) June 14, 2012

    On the air, MSNBC’s Jonathan Alter said it was “one of the worst speeches I’ve ever heard Barack Obama make.” He refused to back down.

    Just cheerleading BO doesn’t help him. He needs a sharper, more cogent message with some memorable lines. I ain’t walking my criticism back

    Jonathan Alter (@jonathanalter) June 14, 2012

    ABC News reporter Devin Dwyer felt like we were all being lectured.

    Obama speech in Ohio felt more lecture or courtroom arg than rally. He streamlined pitch, imbued urgency, said voters will break stalemate.

    (@devindwyer) June 14, 2012

    John Hayward of Human Events compared the speech to a filibuster.

    This Obama speech is so long-winded it might be the first attempt to filibuster an election.

    John Hayward (@Doc_0) June 14, 2012

    Yahoo! News White House correspondent Olivier Knox took note of the massive word count of the speech (for the record, the official White House transcript clocked in at just under 6,500 words).

    I ask colleague for CQ transcript of Obama speech. Response: “Sure, but it looks like they only have the first 45,000 words.”

    Olivier Knox (@OKnox) June 14, 2012

    The long running time of President Obama’s speech made Politico’s Jennfier Epstein think of a new inspirational maxim for the country.

    In America we don’t quit til we’ve spoken for 54 minutes

    Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) June 14, 2012

    Buzzfeed’s Zeke Miller was clearly unimpressed.

    There is nothing new in this speech.

    Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) June 14, 2012

  6. Michael Tomasky who always comes up with a way to defend Obama and proclaim him the One is giving up kinda:

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/06/14/michael-tomasky-gives-the-president-some-advice-grow-a-pair-obama.html

    Michael Tomasky Gives the President Some Advice: Grow a Pair, Obama! [snip]

    Democrats, as is their wont in these situations, wring their hands and start soul-searching. What’s needed here isn’t soul-searching. It’s gut-punching, as in, get out there and do some. Of course, it helps if they act like they’re on the same team, which they didn’t during Bain week. But they ought to be able to do it on the questions of stewardship of the economy and Romney’s dreams to lift every boat of the top 1 percent of the country. A candidate who’s tossing out zingers and on the offensive and looking like he’s having fun is a candidate who’ll energize everyone in his party.

    There’s no doubt the race has tightened up some in the last two weeks. I say it hasn’t tightened up because of the May jobs numbers or this Fed report or anything else like that. Those have obviously dinged Obama, but it’s really tightened up because only one candidate is campaigning—only one is punching. I’m a father myself, so I’ve nothing against Father’s Day. I just hope Sasha and Malia get him a spine.

  7. Fantastic post, admin- If Obama was hit with the zingers you posted today, he’d be hanging on the ropes dazed bloodied hearing the tweets of little birds. Rave On- admin… Rave On!

    Thanks to Obama gifting Iran with an intact drone now our enemies will duplicate them and use our own security against us… since when does Treason like this go unnoticed?
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    Chavez reveals Venezuela has built first drone

    http://ca.news.yahoo.com/chavez-reveals-venezuela-built-first-drone-205057326.html

  8. Now that the pretender has been un-masked for the coward he is- dependance on AA’s for support will be the order of the day- As the racist meme fades will Brazile be waving ‘Uncle Tom placards- ‘as her mamma told her to do’.. when black America refuses accepting more lies?
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    AFL-CIO To Cut Direct Funding to Democrats

    After President Obama’s decision to avoid the Wisconsin recall election, undercutting desperate union members who wanted to oust Governor Scott Walker, the AFL-CIO has announced that it will take money away from political candidates and instead put it into “infrastructure and advocacy,” according to AFL-CIO spokesman Josh Goldstein. “There will be less contributions to candidates.”

    That means that President Obama will receive less direct funding from the AFL-CIO than usual, but it doesn’t mean the AFL-CIO will be silent – it just means they’ll message independentlyof the Obama campaign. “This is not a slight at the president,” Goldstein said. The goal is to create a massive system that would give “different kinds of support to different candidates.” Richard Trumka, head of the AFL-CIO, had said back in 2009 that the labor movement would be building its own campaign machinery.

    While the AFL-CIO will undoubtedly back Obama in 2012, they will do so from outside. It’s a sign that a lack of trust is building between the two camps. The unions would now prefer to run their own campaigns rather than handing cash over to Obama directly. The question is whether absent centralized coordination, the Obama campaign will be on point with the unions. After Wisconsin, it’s far from clear that such singularity of messaging will take place.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/06/13/Obama-AFL-CIO-recall-election-funding

  9. [Really ballsy of the man to invest this little in the meaning of Flag Day or WTC ceremony. NJ, NY Gov’s there. MeMe also got to write something on beam. And what he wrote started out well enough but ended dumb.]
    …The president arrived in New York around 5:30 P.M. from Cleveland, Ohio, where he had delivered what the administration described as a major policy speech about the economy. Once on the ground in Manhattan, President Obama and the first lady went to One World Trade Center, where they were joined by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Governors Andrew Cuomo of New York and Chris Christie of New Jersey for a ceremony to sign the final steel beam to be placed atop the building, marking a major milestone toward the revival of the World Trade Center site.

    “There’s no speech,” President Obama said to a group of about 50 ironworkers, and at least as many journalists, gathered for the occasion. He called the building the workers have built so far “an incredible structure,” as he thanked them. “This is what the American spirit is all about,” the president said.

    That was the extent of the comments the public was to hear during President Obama’s New York visit. Everything else he had to say here was shared with people who had made five-figure donations to his campaign….
    http://www.wpix.com/news/wpix-obama-trip-raises-costs-money,0,3288707.story

  10. admin – To reiterate other’s sentiments: this post is a wonderful read. Love understanding more fully WBCM (ha ha) when he spoke 2 years ago.

    I don’t believe the video link below is worth the trouble to embed. My purpose is to document its existence; seems it’s pretty historical for WPIX to leave themselves open for a campaign call/email criticizing their racist attitude. BTW, it seems ObamaForAmerica has an anti-Romney ad in each of the WPIX videos covering an Obama event. [Mitt does the same in places] And somewhere in the various WPIX stories online this morning, it is stated that New York, New York is always his most profitable stop.
    Video Obama In NYC For Fundraising Events, Gridlock Expected – WPIX
    http://www.wpix.com/news/wpix-obama-girdlock-nys-061412,0,6131591.story

    Elsewhere WPIX stated that the Obama entourage was 35 vehicles long.

  11. This family seeks justice. No ulterior motives. NYPD exhibits more problematic behavior…

    “If We Aren’t Safe In Our Home, Where Are We Safe?” Asks Ramarley Graham’s Mother – WPIX
    BRONX, NY (PIX11)—
    A day after Constance Malcolm made only a statement to the media following the indictment of NYPD Officer Richard Haste in the shooting death of her son Ramarley Graham, Malcolm opened up to PIX 11 News. The 40-year-old mother of three started off the interview by giving her impressions on seeing Haste for the first time in court, “It was a very hard time for us to sit there and see this man that killed our son, knowing that my son won’t be coming back.” Malcolm admitted she didn’t know what to expect going in and it didn’t not take long for the presence of Haste to have a chilling effect, “I didn’t know what to feel. I was numb seeing this man that killed my child standing there just staring at the judge, don’t even glimpse at us to see a reaction of his face.”
    snip Malcolm indicated during the interview that she has received tremendous support and encouragement from complete strangers in the aftermath of the shooting. snip Malcolm also added that as she grieves for her son, she was shocked at the behavior of the NYPD officers who clapped and cheered for Haste as he left court, “I was stunned, I was like, ‘really’?” She added, “That’s crazy, whether he’s a police officer or not somebody’s life was taken at a young age. How can you glorify that? And these are the same people that are supposed to uphold the law. What message are you saying?”….
    http://www.wpix.com/news/wpix-pix11-interviews-mother-ramarley-graham,0,1054829.story

  12. Check this out:

    RIGHT Wing activist site getting VERY active..
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    ALERT: A government “whistleblower” inside the Obama regime has blown the lid off of why Barack Hussein Obama has recently signed Executive Orders that give him the power to declare martial law across America!

    Obama, through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other agencies and “czars,” is plotting a major “Reichstag” event to generate racial riots and produce the justification for martial law, delaying the November 2012 elections… possibly indefinitely!

    A DHS whistleblower informed the Canada Free Press “that the DHS is actively preparing for massive social unrest inside the United States. He then corrected himself, stating that ‘a civil war’ is the more appropriate term. ‘Certain elements of the government are not only expecting and preparing for it, they are actually facilitating it.’”

    It’s more and more obvious that Barack Obama is preparing to DECLARE MARTIAL LAW — we MUST STOP HIM NOW!

    A “Reichstag event” refers to a fire started in Germany’s legislature during Hitler’s rise to power. The fire allowed him to grab emergency powers and eliminate his opposition. While he blamed it on Communists, historians have long believed that Hitler started the fire himself.

    According to the anonymous “whistleblower” inside Obama’s DHS, this “Reichstag event” would take the form of a staged assassination attempt against Barack Obama, “carefully choreographed” and manufactured by Obama operatives. It would subsequently be blamed on “white supremacists” and used to enrage the black community to rioting and looting, the DHS source warned.

    The Obama administration would then use the violence and chaos they created as justification for the imposition of martial law in major urban cities in America, the creation of DHS checkpoints, restriction of travel, and the indefinite delay of the November 2012 elections:

    “The DHS takes their marching orders from the Obama administration, from Obama himself, but mostly from his un-appointed czars. And Jarrett, especially Valerie Jarrett. Don’t think for a minute that the administration is doing anything to stabilize events in the U.S. They are revolutionaries, and revolutionaries thrive on chaos,” he added.

    This is getting TOO BIG to hide — now, even the MEDIA is starting to pick up on the shocking news:

    Barack Hussein Obama has signed Executive Orders giving him the power to declare MARTIAL LAW in America!

    The article then mentioned that Sean Hannity talked about the topic yesterday.

    I guess I want to know if those of you who do such great research on these issues believe this to be true?

    http://rightmarch.com/

  13. Fox News leading the way. Again.
    snip “Fox Files: The Enemy Within,” which debuts on Fox News Channel June 15 at 10 p.m. ET, draws on exclusive interviews and first-hand accounts of the Fort Hood massacre which killed 13 and injured at least 43 others on Nov. 5, 2009. For the first time, victims of the shooting, as well as senior investigators, break their silence about the worst act of terrorism on U.S. soil since 9/11. snip
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/06/14/al-awlaki-used-dozens-email-accounts-to-reach-followers-including-hasan/

    Profiling. It’s only profiling if it is white on black, white on muslim, white on latino. Big announcement the other day that Hasan justice was moving along. Nothing since. Perhaps Fox can drive this like it is driving Holder.

  14. From the Washington Post:

    Geithner once proposed Hillary Rodham Clinton for Treasury secretary

    By Ned Martel, Published: June 14

    In the spring of last year, Timothy F. Geithner wanted to leave his job. The Treasury secretary’s family was moving to New York for his son’s senior year in high school, and the commute to see them each weekend was sure to be arduous.

    Who could do his job? Geithner’s answer was Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.

    He ultimately failed to make the case, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. The effort illuminated one of the more intriguing relationships in Washington — the evolving rapport between President Obama and his high-wattage secretary of state.

    Before he could depart, Geithner had to convince the White House. He needed to find someone who could glide through Senate confirmation, comprehend the growing debt crises, here and abroad, and communicate administration goals in last summer’s debt-ceiling debate to Congress, to Wall Street and to the world.

    The talks gained traction inside the White House before being scuttled shortly before the debt-ceiling talks on Capitol Hill intensified, according to one former and two current administration officials.

    The Cabinet shuffle made sense, according to the officials, because Clinton could fulfill all those requirements. Plus, she was believed to be ready for a break. She had described in public her travel-heavy job as “grueling.”

    Geithner had submitted a list of names to the White House. Chief of Staff William Daley appeared to “slow-walk” and rob the Clinton suggestion of any momentum, according to one of the administration officials. But actually, Daley was conducting his own vetting process, another official said.

    He broached the idea with Clinton. An administration official familiar with the exchanges characterized her response as “cautious interest.” A person close to Clinton had a different take: “She listened respectfully and politely.”

    Daley called a few trusted eminences on Wall Street, sounding them out on the personnel switch. Their response was resoundingly positive, both officials said. She had never been a banker, but as a senator from New York, Clinton had cultivated many relationships within the financial sector. Some of them had been longing for the kind of attention they had received from her and her husband, former president Bill Clinton, but rarely got from Obama.

    And unlike Geithner, who disdained high jinks on Capitol Hill, Clinton had an intuition for political risk. She knew committee chairs. As the debt crisis worsened in the United States and Europe, Clinton’s popularity abroad would have also allowed her to talk sense to other leaders.

    Here and overseas, her appointment would have been “a really positive headline,” said one of the officials.

    A spokeswoman for the Treasury Department declined to respond to an inquiry on “private recommendations from the secretary to the president.” The White House said it does not comment on internal personnel discussions.

    Philippe Reines, a longtime aide of Clinton and current deputy assistant secretary of state, said in an e-mail: “Without getting into private conversations, it’s been crystal clear from her very first day here that Secretary Clinton is fiercely committed to this Department.”

  15. The prediction was not a deal. The original prediction, repeated often, was that Holder would be forced out. Rest assured, that will not be part of the deal. Since Holder played rope a dope with them one last time, the Republicans have released a devastating video documenting his cover-up. This deal is in the nature of damage control. There will be no smoking gun. I doubt very much that it will satisfy the criteria laid down by Grassley, whereas Issa was suprisingly open to any offer of information, which invites more of what we have seen thus far, meaning selective disclosure. Sometimes, it is wise to let the other side open, but here I think it was a mistake for the Republicans to go soliciting one. I thought they had Holder trapped like a rat, because by continuing to stonewall he thwarted the investigation and put Republicans in a position where they could not do the job of Congress. In short, he was at Dunkirk, and they let him slip away.

  16. From Red State . . . .

    Barack The Soothsayer . . .

    And Man of the People . . .

    Teaches us how to dine and dash . . . with panache

    Catnip to the Washington Press Corps . . .

    For they love (him) with a love that is more than a love–and they have told us on countless occasions

    Often enough to hide bigger things than this:

    Celebrating Father’s Day early, the president had lunch with two service members and two local barbers at Kenny’s BBQ on Capitol Hill.

    As the group chatted about fatherhood, the president enjoyed a steaming plate of pork ribs with hot sauce, collard greens, red beans and rice and cornbread.

    The bill for the president and his four guests was $55.58, but was left unpaid at the point of sale, according to pool reports.

    The White House corrected the oversight and settled up the tab by the end of the business day.

    It was an easy oversight on their part. They’re so used to putting their expenses off on others, they probably didn’t realize they’d done anything wrong.

    This is especially delicious considering this quote from President Obama:

    Obama compared Republicans to a person who orders a steak dinner and martini and then, “just as you’re sitting down, they leave, and accuse you of running up the tab.”

  17. As he left the restaurant someone hear Barack mutter under his breath–these are white people, they are lucky I wasted my valuable time on them, time I could have been fucking off, so now they can pay the bill, or the restaurant can because they are white too.

  18. If bypassing Congress is okey dokey with Congress……….then they are all in cahoots, imho. And if the voters give a pass to such, then……

  19. Wbboei, Is this LEGAL?????
    —————-
    No. It will require an act of Congress. Something which AP fails to address. But then again, the head of AP pissed all over himself at a recent event when he declared the support of AP for Obama. Behind this position is a desire to protect access, and their lifestyle.

  20. Well, that’s another 800,000 votes.
    —————–
    This does not make those people citizens and thus eligible to vote, does it. I have not done the research but the discussion here has been about deportation, not citizenship.

  21. http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/06/14/behind-democratic-debate/
    ——————-
    A tactical disagreement? Is that what the democrats are fighting about. Lanny characterizes it as that. This reminds me of when the allocation of Florida delegates was at issue, and a decision had been reached, nobody told him, so he was left arguing the old position not realizing what had happened. All he needs to do is examine the comments by Axelrod and Brazile to realize this is a civil war. He looks out of touch when he passed it off as he does here.

  22. Dana Milbank:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-milbank-obama-needs-a-plan-now/2012/06/14/gJQAjvbXdV_story.html?hpid=z5

    I had high hopes for President Obama’s speech on the economy. But instead of going to Ohio on Thursday with a compelling plan for the future, the president gave Americans a falsehood wrapped in a fallacy.

    The falsehood is that he has been serious about cutting government spending. The fallacy is that this election will be some sort of referendum that will break the logjam in Washington.
    [snip]

    Despite his claim that “both parties have laid out their policies on the table,” Obama has made no serious proposal to fix the runaway entitlement programs that threaten to swamp the government’s finances. [snip]

    As Politifact has pointed out, Obama’s claim that he would reduce annual domestic spending to a percentage of gross domestic product not seen in 60 years is true only if you don’t count the enormous spending on programs such as Medicare. (Obama presumably means he would cut domestic discretionary spending to a 60-year low, a lesser boast.)

    Of more concern is Obama’s nonsensical claim that he has a deficit plan that would strengthen Medicare for the long haul. [snip]

    Nothing in Obama’s speech came close to a proposal to fix the debt problem; he dealt with that only at the end of the speech — largely by complaining about Republicans’ refusal to consider higher taxes on the wealthy.

    Obama alleged, correctly, that Republicans’ refusal to countenance tax increases scuttled the Bowles-Simpson plan and the Senate’s Gang of Six plan. He argued, also correctly, that Republicans’ refusal to budge on taxes is “the biggest source of gridlock in Washington today.” He’s on solid ground, too, in saying Republicans would end Medicare as we know it.

    But none of that is going to help Obama, because he hasn’t come up with a viable alternative. It isn’t enough to claim that the other guys have a bad plan (though they do). As Democratic strategists Stan Greenberg and James Carville wrote in a memo widely discussed this week, Obama needs a “new narrative” that “focuses on what we will do to make a better future for the middle class.”

    Instead, Obama’s speech was a rehash of earlier proposals — such as sending more Americans to community college and spending more on clean energy. Those plans for additional spending would be more credible if he had a plausible plan to reform entitlement spending, the biggest driver of future debt.

    Undoubtedly, Obama would take heat from his base if he put forth a serious plan along the lines of Bowles-Simpson, whose recommendations he never quite embraced. Doing so would also blunt his political advantage as the defender of Medicare from Republican marauders.

    But taking a stand on concrete fixes for the nation’s fiscal problems would get Obama credit for strong leadership — and he would be able to tell the new economic narrative Americans crave. There’s even the remote chance that taking such a gamble would bring Republicans to the table.

    Early in 2010, Obama told ABC’s Diane Sawyer that he’d “rather be a really good one-term president than a mediocre two-term president.” Now he is acting in the opposite manner: hoping to limp to a second term without addressing the looming debt crisis — which, as JPMorgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon told Congress this week, has contributed to today’s economic malaise.

    Even at this late stage, Obama should take a risk. The election, whatever the result, won’t make things any easier.

  23. Shameless:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2159554/Barack-Obama-New-York-President-jets-evening-star-studded-fundraisers.html#ixzz1xrBM6E6y

    Obama fund-raises $4.5million from celebs in just 8 hours in NY . . . but a quick stop at WTC means TAXPAYERS pick up the check

    President combines trip to WTC with two events that raise $4.5 million
    Attends A-list gala at Sarah Jessica Parker’s house with guests Meryl Streep, Anna Wintour and Aretha Franklin
    Tickets cost $40,000 each for dinner of chicken and steak
    Second event at Plaza Hotel where 250 guests each paid $10,000 for dinner and performance by Mariah Carey
    Official status of visit means public must pay for part of the trip

  24. the thing michael tomasky and his gang refuse to understand and believe is that O does not give a damn…he was/is content to try to just continue to charm his way and read the teleprompter and pretend he has a plan and wants to do really do anything..

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

    for JbStonesfan…

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_OBAMA_IMMIGRATION?
    SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-06-15-09-36-3

    Administration sparing some from deportation

    …snip…

    The policy will not lead toward citizenship but will remove the threat of deportation and grant the ability to work legally, leaving eligible immigrants able to remain in the United States for extended periods. It tracks closely to a proposal offered by Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida as an alternative to the DREAM Act.

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

    from what i heard this was hastily put together by O camp to counteract Rubio’s position that Romney would associate himself with…

  25. Mrs. Smith
    June 15th, 2012 at 8:37 am
    Check this out:

    A “Reichstag event” refers to a fire started in Germany’s legislature during Hitler’s rise to power. The fire allowed him to grab emergency powers and eliminate his opposition. While he blamed it on Communists, historians have long believed that Hitler started the fire himself.
    ______________________________________________

    OT – I have researched this a bit and there really is no evidence that I’ve found that the Reichstag fire was anything other than what the Nazis said it was. The meme that it was started by the Nazis, the best that I have been able to discern, originated with William Schirer, who was a CBS correspondent living in Berlin at the time, in a book styled “Berlin Diary”. He doesn’t provide any evidence that this is what in fact occurred, merely speculation of the sort we see from modern day journ-o-listers.

  26. Think again JBStonesFan. While this latest ruse (if it stands up in the courts) on illegal immigration might solidify Latinos who were 100% sure Obama voters it might not help with other Latinos if Rubio becomes the Romney VP pick. But that is a minor objection to the “game change” notion.

    Try this on for size:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/06/15/breaking-obama-administration-to-loosen-deportation-rules/

    So …. he’s going to hand out hundreds of thousands of work permits when unemployment is at 8.2% nominal, 14.8% U-6, and the civilian participation rate is near the 30-year low Obama set last month (now 63.8%)? The only thing this accomplishes is driving the labor rate further downward and the unemployment rate further upward. Work permits make sense when you’re creating jobs, but not when jobs are scarce. I’m not sure that’s going to endear Obama to unions and blue-collar voters struggling to find work already.

    It’s the economy, stupid.

  27. jbstonesfan
    June 15th, 2012 at 11:23 am

    This amnesty for young illegals may be a game changer…
    ——————-
    Grow up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Seriously handing out work permits in the middle of a depression to illegals, talk about pissing off a hell of a lot of people.

  29. The normally-reserved Yves Smith asks whether Obama should be impeached over it.

    Democratic Senator Wyden – the head of the committee which is supposed to oversee it – is so furious about the lack of access that he has introduced legislation to force disclosure.

    Republican House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa is so upset by it that he has leaked a document on his website to show what’s going on.

    What is everyone so furious about?

  30. BASIL99
    June 15th, 2012 at 10:14 am
    ***************

    It is a gamechanger, people are upset and see this clearly as a desperate grab for votes, legal and illegal’s. So the youth won’t be deported, they won’t break up families. You are looking at 20,000,000 legal illegals. Not only will they take jobs, but will continue to overwhelm the health, educational, and legal systems, of which they contribute little or none.

    Think the unions were unhappy before?

  31. Rush said that the fraud was forced into making the economic speech because they found out Romney was making one. Romney was first. LOL

  32. Could it be finally Obama has overstepped the mark. I’m hearing seething fury from people on this.

  33. wah wahhh vidio

    ——-
    I saw Oh’bama’s face and thought to myself,

    …I wonder why admin keeps posting Barry’s speeches when most of us can’t stand to listen to his arrogant, self indulgent pack of teleprompter lies.

    ——-

    Then I listened to the wah wahhhhhhhh and it was pretty perfect.

  34. gonzotx
    June 15th, 2012 at 1:13 pm

    I think it is a game changer FOR Romney, people are VERY upset!
    ———————————–
    The original suggestion was that this would be a game changer which would favor Obama. How much it favors Romney, I honestly do not know. But in the balance, it does not favor Obama. This is like litigation. One minute you are winning. The next minute you wonder. The only cure is to look at the really big picture, and when you do that one overriding question is presented: can this nation endure four more years of proven failure. And, the unstated corollary is Romeny is not in any way shape or form George Bush, even though big media and Obama are determined to make that correlation. It does not sell to the American People. This is not like handing the shovel back to Bush. That is a red herring.

  35. “Faced by a young person who disproved his claim about his Administration’s treatment of these young people, the President now seemed to concede that students and young people eligible for the DREAM Act are being deported and says that it’s not his responsibility to change that: “America is a nation of laws, which means I, as the President, am obligated to enforce the law. I don’t have a choice about that. That’s part of my job,” he said. When Ramos asked a follow-up question about granting formal administrative relief to undocumented youth, Obama was even more forceful: “There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system that for me to simply, through executive order, ignore those congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as President.””

    FRAUD…He needs to be impeached for failing to uphold the laws of the land

  36. gamechanger, people are upset

    ——–
    Maybe that’s the whole plan, to get the Latino’s really ticked off so they think the tin calf is the only savior they have left.

  37. Rush said that the fraud was forced into making the economic speech because they found out Romney was making one. Romney was first. LOL
    ——————
    If Team Obama, Advertising Age’s Man of The Year in 2008, are in that much of a reactive mode, then a strategy of leaked disinformation is indicated. Like Halsey in the Battle of the Philippines, we can set them chasing a phantom enemy fleet, and reducing themselves to a spectator role, then sailing into a typhoon, which forced sailors to abandon ship, and in some cases to be eaten by sharks. Past is prologue.

  38. This may decrease Rubio’s chance of VP. If you remember he had his own version of the “Dream act”, it may be Ryan after all.

    Unless Romney gets freaky and thinks he really needs a Hispanic now. It will be interesting. Romney needs to address this.

    The fraud has broken the law, clearly does not have constitutional right.

  39. gamechanger, people are upset

    ——–
    Maybe that’s the whole plan, to get the Latino’s really ticked off so they think the tin calf is the only savior they have left.
    ——————–
    Are they trying to steel themselves against the selection of Marco Rubio as vice president. At this point, Washington is consumed with rumors, and with each passing day there comes a new one. I rather suspect that at this point, big media feels like the little boy with all his toes and fingers in the dike. And still torrents of water are flooding the field. When those be the conditions that prevail, what is a dirty liar like NYT to do? Punt?

  40. Since I haven’t listened to all videos with Barry’s mug on them, I hope this isn’t already posted.

    Romney is using Bill to sock it to Barry too.

    ******

    Team Romney once again proving their mettle by coming out with another strong ad using Barack Obama’s own words against him…


  41. Does not bode well for Rubio

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

    Jun 15, 1:25 PM EDT

    New Obama policy will spare some from deportation

    ALICIA A. CALDWELL and JIM KUHNHENN

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives. The election-year initiative addresses a top priority of an influential Latino electorate that has been vocal in its opposition to administration deportation policies.

    The policy change, announced Friday by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, will affect as many as 800,000 immigrants who have lived in fear of deportation. It bypasses Congress and partially achieves the goals of the so-called DREAM Act, a long-sought but never enacted plan to establish a path toward citizenship for young people who came to the United States illegally but who attend college or join the military.

    The extraordinary step comes one week before President Barack Obama plans to address the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials’ annual conference in Orlando, Fla. Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney is scheduled to speak to the group on Thursday.

    Obama plans to discuss the new policy Friday afternoon from the White House Rose Garden.

    Under the administration plan, illegal immigrants will be immune from deportation if they were brought to the United States before they turned 16 and are younger than 30, have been in the country for at least five continuous years, have no criminal history, graduated from a U.S. high school or earned a GED, or served in the military. They also can apply for a work permit that will be good for two years with no limits on how many times it can be renewed.

    “Many of these young people have already contributed to our country in significant ways,” Napolitano wrote in a memorandum describing the administration’s action. “Prosecutorial discretion, which is used in so many other areas, is especially justified here.”

    The policy will not lead toward citizenship but will remove the threat of deportation and grant the ability to work legally, leaving eligible immigrants able to remain in the United States for extended periods. It tracks closely to a proposal being drafted by Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, a potential vice presidential running mate for Romney, as an alternative to the DREAM Act.ial

    Rubio did not criticize the administration’s initiative Friday but said it would make it harder to achieve a permanent solution.

    “Today’s announcement will be welcome news for many of these kids desperate for an answer, but it is a short-term answer to a long-term problem,” Rubio said in a statement. “And by once again ignoring the Constitution and going around Congress, this short-term policy will make it harder to find a balanced and responsible long-term one.”

    The move comes in an election year in which the Hispanic vote could be critical in swing states like Colorado, Nevada and Florida. While Obama enjoys support from a majority of Hispanic voters, Latino enthusiasm for the president has been tempered by the slow economic recovery, his inability to win congressional support for a broad overhaul of immigration laws and by his administration’s aggressive deportation policy. Activists opposing his deportation policies last week mounted a hunger strike at an Obama campaign office in Denver, and other protests were planned for this weekend.

    The change swiftly drew an outcry from Republicans accusing Obama of circumventing Congress in an effort to boost his political standing. GOP lawmakers insist that previous uses of prosecutorial discretion in deportations amount to back-door amnesty by the administration.

    “President Obama and his administration once again have put partisan politics and illegal immigrants ahead of the rule of law and the American people,” Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, GOP chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said in a statement.

    Republicans including Romney say they want tighter border security measures before they will consider changes in immigration law. Romney opposes offering legal status to illegal immigrants who attend college but has said he would do so for those who serve in the armed forces.

    Praise for the new policy was also swift. Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, called the decision “an historic humanitarian moment,” and compared it to the decision decades ago to give political asylum to Cuban refugees fleeing the communist island. “This is at least a reflection of that moment in history.”

    In New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg praised the move. “Ending deportations of innocent young people who have the potential to drive tomorrow’s economy is long overdue, as are many common-sense reforms needed to center our immigration policy around our economic needs,” he said.

    In announcing the change, Napolitano said Friday the decision “is well within the framework of our existing laws.”

    “We should not forget that we are a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants,” she said. “With respect to these young people, deferred action, the decision I announced today, is simply the right thing to do.”

    An NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll last month found Obama leading Romney among Hispanic voters 61 percent to 27 percent. But his administration’s deportation policies have come under fire, and Latino leaders have raised the subject in private meetings with the president. In 2011, Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported a record 396,906 people and is expected to deport about 400,000 this year.

    A December poll by the Pew Hispanic Center showed that 59 percent of Latinos disapproved of the president’s handling of deportations.

    The administration announcement comes ahead of an expected Supreme Court decision on Arizona’s tough 2010 immigration law that, among other things, requires police to ask for immigration papers from anyone they stop or arrest and suspect is in the country illegally. The Obama administration has challenged the law.

    The change also comes a year after the administration announced plans to focus on deporting serious criminals, immigrants who pose threats to public safety and national security, and serious immigration law violators.

    Under the plan, immigrants whose deportation cases are pending in immigration court will have to prove their eligibility for a reprieve to ICE, which will begin dealing with such cases in 60 days. Any immigrant who already has a deportation order and those who never have been encountered by immigration authorities will deal with the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

    The exact details of how the program will work, including how much immigrants will have to pay to apply and what proof they will need, still are being worked out.

    The administration officials stopped short of calling the change an administrative DREAM Act – the name is an acronym for Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors – but the qualifications meet those laid out in a 2010 version that failed in the Senate after passing in the House. They said the DREAM Act, in some form, and comprehensive overhaul of the immigration system remained an administration priority.

    Illegal immigrant children won’t be eligible to apply for the deportation waiver until they turn 16, but the officials said younger children won’t be deported, either.

    Last year, Napolitano announced plans to review about 300,000 pending deportation cases and indefinitely suspend those that didn’t meet department priorities.

  42. This may decrease Rubio’s chance of VP. If you remember he had his own version of the “Dream act”, it may be Ryan after all.
    —————–
    Au contrare. It will be Marco, I think. I do not think Ryan will be the man. Nor do I think it will be Christie. Ryan, by his own admission, can do much more good where he is now, especially with a Republican majority in the senate. He has earned the right to follow through in the legislative sphere. There is like the Hope Diamond. As vp, he will be torn apart by big media. And he knows it, believe me.

  43. The added advantage of Rubio is he is nimble and the attacks big media will launch at him will be cast as race discrimination. I think he may have a following on Univision and that is one place his message can go out. I look forward to the day he is president.

  44. Hasn’t Holder for some time been implementing DREAM through skewed back door prioritization of laws on the books regarding illegals?

  45. From ACE
    ***********************

    Obama Is A “Radical” Who Is “Dangerous” To Free Speech Says…..Mitch McConnell
    —DrewM.

    I know lots of people think McConnell is among the Rinoeist of the RINOs but no one can deny he’s outstanding on freedom of speech (remember McConnell was the lead plaintiff in the case that sought to overturn McCain-Feingold).

    Today McConnell is going to speak at AEI (11:30 eastern, livestream here) and he gave Breitbart News a preview.

    In short: Obama is a Stuttering Clusterfrak Of A Miserable Tyrant.

    “This is a dangerous, radical administration,” said McConnell.
    “I’m going to lay out a long litany of abuses pursued by the Obama Administration and its allies against its political opponents,” McConnell said. “It’s reminiscent of the Nixon administration. It’s much more pervasive than Clinton. They have their enemies list. They’re checking it twice. They’re going to go after those that have been naughty and not nice.”

    McConnell is incensed over the administration’s use of government and nongovernmental resources to target its political enemies. “They’ve used the IRS, the FEC, the FCC, the SEC, their allies in the Obama campaign to go after people who disagree with them. The Obama campaign has rifled through the divorce records of a major donor to an opposing super PAC. The government itself is intimidating donors. Appointees at the IRS and other agencies are pursuing similar efforts to ferret out who is contributing to outside groups critical of the administration so that they can scare them off the playing field and shut them up.”

  46. If I were a Republican strategist, I would lean heavily to Marco Rubio, based on the information we have before us. As Don Rumsfeldt said in connection with another subject, we don’t know what we don’t know but based on what we do know and believe to be true, the salients are as follows: first, he is an engaging leader with a compelling story to tell, a story which goes to the heart of American mythology–and that is important because millions never drill down past that point; second, he is an engaging speaker, a quick thinker, and a likeable guy; third, he advocates an agenda which is perfectly in sync with the political philosophy of this country; fourth, he has the protection of the ring within the party, and that is important because otherwise the competition for power knows no boundaries, whereas now it is limited by a keen knowledge of whose foot they are stepping on if they try to take him down; fifth, the day Castro dies is the day when our relationship with Cuba will change and with a vice president who is Cuban, we will have a tremendous advantage over the Chinese; sixth, Marco is a hero to conservatives, and tea party patriots, who is also able to reach across the aisle; seventh, I think he is a true leader, in the tradition of Bill, Reagan or Roosevelt. If Churchill was right that god protects fools, drunks and the United States of America then the selection of Rubio would negate the fool (Obama), the drunk (Biden)and leave us with someone who can help us weather the storm ahead.

  47. Did Obama skip Wisconsin fight because he was wearing his school clothes?

    One thing Barrack Obama has learned well. He can tell any lie, make any nonsensical dishonest excuse, make any kind of preposterous claim and he can count on both the press and what passes now for liberals and progressives, to swallow it like a collection of trained seals, let it go and not hold him accountable. He counted on it during the 2008 primaries, during his first four years in office and he is counting on it to get re-elected.

    In an interview published on The Hill that president Obama gave to ABC News affiliate WBAY in Green Bay Wisconsin, Obama said he skipped the recall fight in Wisconsin because he had “other responsibilities” at the time.”The truth of the matter” he said, “is that as president of the United States I have a lot of responsibilities”.

    The “truth of the matter”? Has he gotten so narcissistic and so used to spewing utter hollow nonsense without challenge that he thinks people will believe he is telling a heretofore unrevealed truth that the president of the United States has a lot of responsibilities?

    The truth of the matter is that those “responsibilities” included 5 fund raisers for his own presidential campaign and a round of golf. Which made his claim of “responsibilities” as credible as saying he didn’t show up in Wisconsin and get into the fight because he was wearing his school clothes.

    Obama ended the interview with another nonsensical comment that had no connection to reality much less the Wisconsin recall . Obama said:

    “My suspicion is governors all across the country, governors who are dealing with tough budgets have to make tough decisions.”

    His suspicion? He only suspects it? Is he that out of touch with reality that the effect of the economy on state budgets for the last 3 years is only a suspicion to him ? Does he think his suspicions are going to be confirmed any time soon?

    He also said something else disconnected to reality. He told the interviewer:

    ” But one of the lessons learned ( from the Wisconsin recall results) is that it is better to make them ( tough decisions) with people than against people”.

    What lesson is that? Given that Walker withstood the recall, what is Obama talking about? He sounds like a kid giving a book report on a book he hadn’t read and trying to fake his way through it.

    Which means maybe it’s not really a matter of Obama wearing his school clothes, but the naked realization that he has been and will continue to be an embarrassment to the Democratic party and that it about time they realize the emperor never had any clothes to begin with.

    Tom in Paine

  48. My stupidity–not a cuban but a cuban-american and spare me the bullshit about he is not eligible.

  49. blowme0bama
    June 15th, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Mrs. Smith
    June 15th, 2012 at 8:37 am
    Check this out:

    A “Reichstag event” refers to a fire started in Germany’s legislature during Hitler’s rise to power. The fire allowed him to grab emergency powers and eliminate his opposition. While he blamed it on Communists, historians have long believed that Hitler started the fire himself.
    ______________________________________________

    OT – I have researched this a bit and there really is no evidence that I’ve found that the Reichstag fire was anything other than what the Nazis said it was. The meme that it was started by the Nazis, the best that I have been able to discern, originated with William Schirer, who was a CBS correspondent living in Berlin at the time, in a book styled “Berlin Diary”. He doesn’t provide any evidence that this is what in fact occurred, merely speculation of the sort we see from modern day journ-o-listers.
    ____________

    I thought it was interesting at the recent portraits dedication ceremony for the Bushes, after Obama’s speech, Bush gave the Obama’s a cordial thank you for their hospitality riddled with jokes. One story he recounted to Ms. Obama was when the British attacked the White House setting it on fire, Dolly Madison ran back into the house saving the portrait of George Washington… GWB reminding her, if a fire should break out… as he was pointing to the newly minted portrait, he said: “I’m your Man.” Which brought rolls of laughter from the crowd.
    __________________

    As to the reality of the Reichstag fire. It seems like neither rumor nor legend from the pictures…

    http://historyimages.blogspot.com/2008/07/nazi-germany-pictorial-history.html

  50. One thing Barrack Obama has learned well. He can tell any lie, make any nonsensical dishonest excuse, make any kind of preposterous claim and he can count on both the press and what passes now for liberals and progressives, to swallow it like a collection of trained seals, let it go and not hold him accountable.
    ——————
    Amen cousin. Amen.

  51. Here’s something for you to sink your teeth in besides his obvious disqualification by birth…
    ____________________

    Why Marco Rubio won’t be Mitt Romney’s running mate

    April 26, 2012

    But Rubio comes with downsides. He’s unproven on the national stage; the last time a GOP presidential candidate opted for a fresh new face as his running mate was John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin in 2008, and that didn’t turn out so well. Rubio has had prickly relations with the media in his home state — not a disqualifying problem but a worrisome one. He’s had a long-running feud with Univision, the country’s most popular Spanish-language television network — again, not a disqualification but a potential distraction. The Romney campaign may not want to spend a lot of time talking about immigration; a Rubio candidacy would keep the issue front and center.

    It’s not clear whether Rubio, a Cuban American, would run all that well in the largely Mexican American communities of the Southwest. A nationwide poll of Latino voters conducted in January for Univision and ABC News found that 60% either had never heard of Rubio or had no opinion on him; only 22% of Mexican Americans polled said his presence on the ticket would make them more likely to vote Republican. (In 2004, George W. Bush won an impressive 40% of the Latino vote nationwide.)

    And Rubio might not even help Romney carry his home state. In Florida, the tea party senator is something of a polarizing figure. A Rasmussen Poll last month found that 48% of Floridians have a favorable view of Rubio, not an overwhelming number for a well-known senator. Fox News found that Rubio’s name on the ticket didn’t help Romney in a head-to-head poll: When vice presidential nominees were mentioned, the outcome was still a dead heat, 45% for Obama-Biden to 44% for Romney-Rubio.

    In 2010, Rubio won his Senate seat in a three-way election with just 49% of the vote. In Ohio, another closely divided state, Rob Portman won his Senate seat with a whopping 57%. Portman’s no more popular in Ohio than Rubio is in Florida, but he seems to know how to win elections.

    One last data point: Portman endorsed Romney early, on Jan. 19, and worked hard to help Romney win the crucial Ohio primary on March 6. Rubio waited until March 28 to endorse — two months too late to help Romney in the Jan. 31 Florida primary. If loyalty matters, Portman beats Rubio hands down.

    http://articles.latimes.com/2012/apr/26/news/la-ol-vice-president-rubio-20120426

  52. Question: why did Messiah Obama avoid going into Wisconsin to support a man who supported him in the 2008 primary? Too busy he says! Was that it? Or was it more like this:

    Axelgrease he has a black messiah,
    Messiah was an actor on the stage;
    He traveled round the world with telebama,
    And every night went in them lions’ cage.
    One night Axelgrease had a premonition,
    That everything that night would not be right–
    And so she told Messiah, in the White House,
    “Don’t go to Wisconsin this week!”

    Chorus: Don’t go in the lion’s cage tonight, Barry dahling
    Them voters are ferocious and they’ll bite (your scawney ass)!
    And in their angry fits, they could tear you all to bits
    So don’t go in them lions cage, tonight!

  53. This family seeks justice. No ulterior motives. NYPD exhibits more problematic behavior…

    “If We Aren’t Safe In Our Home, Where Are We Safe?” Asks Ramarley Graham’s Mother – WPIX
    BRONX, NY (PIX11)—
    A day after Constance Malcolm made only a statement to the media following the indictment of NYPD Officer Richard Haste in the shooting death of her son Ramarley Graham

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

    In a similar case in NJ, an old man’s medical alert went off, the medical alert company called the police to check on him, and they tasered him, shotgunned him, then shot him dead.

    https://www.google.com/search?sugexp=chrome,mod=14&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=police+shot+med+alert+taser

  54. The Daily Caller’s neil munrod just interrupted the President.

    POTUS looked PISSED at being interrupted

  55. took the day off to see mitt and ann romney. it was a beautiful morning, set on a big farm in stratham, NH. very patriotic and very waspy. we said the pledge, sang the national anthem and said a prayer for the country. there was something very special about ann romney. i look forward to her as first-lady.

    mitt signed a baseball for me. it now sits next to my hillary rodham clinton baseball. who woulda’ thunk it? those two together on my desk..

    also, tim pawlenty was hanging around the mitt-bus chatting to people. part of romney’s entourage, but not introduced, or or part of the program.

  56. admin
    June 15th, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    That Wah-wah-wah clip is a riot! And the backgroud music is sheer genius.

    With what sounds like a piano accompaniment to the Charlie Brown cartoons and the muted trombone whining wha-0wah-wah, I think it is a classic.

    😆

  57. Great report, alcina! Can you add a few lines about the crowd’s enthusiam level and numbers?

    If the weather in NH is anything like that in the Catskills today it is a great time for an MR rally.

  58. So with US economy struggling, Obama announces new high skill immigration proposal? Did i get that right? Whose dumb idea was this to piss off most of the country.

  59. Petulance….

    Can’t overemphasize his fury at being questioned by a reporter. Actually stormed off the stage and back into the White House.

  60. Whoops…lol.

    The Daily Caller was the journalist who yelled out “HOW ABOUT THE AMERICAN WORKERS WHO ARE OUT OF WORK?”

    In your face, Obama.

  61. http://articles.latimes.com/2012/apr/26/news/la-ol-vice-president-rubio-20120426
    ————————-
    And, just who do you think the Los Angeles Times is supporting in the 2012 election? Take a wild guess. Anything they would write on the subject stems from that single premise. Frankly, this tells me far more about who Obama does not want to run against. And as I said, if I were a Republican strategist I would lean heavily toward Obama, and I would treat this article as a ninth reason why his candidacy makes sense.

  62. Peter King says he will sue over the BO executive order.

    “I will tell you that — I’m not without experience on this — I’m prepared to bring a suit and seek a court order to stop implementation of this policy,” Rep. Peter King (R-Iowa) said on Mike Huckabee’s radio program today.

    “You plan to sue this administration for implementing something that you believe should have required legislative process and approval?” Huckabee asked.

  63. basil

    i was lucky enough to be asked into the v.i.p area behind the podium (security must have taken pity on me) anyway, it was hard to judge attendance numbers, though i think the turnout was huge. the event took place on a farm and our cars filled an entire field.

    people were very enthusiastic. blue grass band music got the little ones dancing. there was an overhead plane with a mitt president 2012 banner. followed by an obvious “bot” plane with banner that said something to the affect of “no milliaire’s left behind”, or something stupid like that.

    it was fun.

  64. Napolitano calls the EO a “deferred action process.” WTF?

    Rush calls it Catch and Release and Vote.

    Hehehehehe

  65. From the audio “You are picking foreign workers over Americans” Someone dared to say it right to his face, lol.

  66. Chicago hedge fund manager switches from 2008 Obama fan to Romney backer

    Four years ago, hedge fund manager Ken Griffin was impressed enough with Barack Obama that he invited him to speak to his employees and helped raise $50,000 to $100,000 for his presidential run. Griffin also hedged his bets by raising a similar amount for Republican John McCain.

    But this year, Griffin — ranked by Forbes as Chicago’s fifth-richest man — and his wife Anne, a French-born hedge fund manager herself, are all in with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, telling friends and interviewers they think Romney will better manage the economy.

    http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/13193334-418/chicago-hedge-fund-manager-switches-from-2008-obama-fan-to-2012-romney-backer.html

    They co-sponsored a $3.3 million fund-raiser on Obama’s home turf at the Pump Room Thursday night and have emerged as among the nation’s most generous donors to pro-Romney or anti-Obama SuperPACs.

  67. Petulance….

    Can’t overemphasize his fury at being questioned by a reporter. Actually stormed off the stage and back into the White House.
    —————————
    This is why Tapper always approaches Obama on his knees, and holds his head at belt height. He saves his questions for Carney who is nothing but cannon fodder. Actually, Obama is behaving exactly as we predicted. Acting out. It is a train wreck in slow motion. On the other hand, Obama has remarkable resiliency. There will be no Perry Mason like confession. Instead his behavior may become increasingly deranged. My friend had an opponent who in the middle of a televised debate with her took off his clothes and ran off stage. Could Obama do something like that? I wouldn’t know, but if he did, NBC would applaud it as a brilliant way to change the subject and introduce some levity and spontaneity into an otherwise turgid event. And WashPo would juice up his ratings. And the Los Angeles Times would tell us after that sterling pivot, he is now unbeatable and demand that Romney just withdraw. Are you listening Plouffe? Unlike all the other advice you are getting on 25 paths to victory, or ways to lose, that is costing you millions, this advice is free. And I mean that in the nicest way.

  68. When was the last time you saw a President, go “alright” and then run off the podium into the WH with such disdain. He’s a punk.

  69. Mrs. Smith
    June 15th, 2012 at 2:03 pm
    blowme0bama
    June 15th, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Mrs. Smith
    June 15th, 2012 at 8:37 am
    Check this out:

    A “Reichstag event” refers to a fire started in Germany’s legislature during Hitler’s rise to power. The fire allowed him to grab emergency powers and eliminate his opposition. While he blamed it on Communists, historians have long believed that Hitler started the fire himself.
    ______________________________________________

    OT – I have researched this a bit and there really is no evidence that I’ve found that the Reichstag fire was anything other than what the Nazis said it was. The meme that it was started by the Nazis, the best that I have been able to discern, originated with William Schirer, who was a CBS correspondent living in Berlin at the time, in a book styled “Berlin Diary”. He doesn’t provide any evidence that this is what in fact occurred, merely speculation of the sort we see from modern day journ-o-listers.
    ____________

    I thought it was interesting at the recent portraits dedication ceremony for the Bushes, after Obama’s speech, Bush gave the Obama’s a cordial thank you for their hospitality riddled with jokes. One story he recounted to Ms. Obama was when the British attacked the White House setting it on fire, Dolly Madison ran back into the house saving the portrait of George Washington… GWB reminding her, if a fire should break out… as he was pointing to the newly minted portrait, he said: “I’m your Man.” Which brought rolls of laughter from the crowd.
    __________________

    As to the reality of the Reichstag fire. It seems like neither rumor nor legend from the pictures…

    http://historyimages.blogspot.com/2008/07/nazi-germany-pictorial-history.html
    _____________________________________________-

    Oh, no… I wasn’t disputing there was a fire. I was saying that there doesn’t appear to be any evidence that the Nazis started it, beyond speculation of William Shirer which, over the years, has sort of come to be accepted as fact.

  70. Goddamnit. The Messiah is right. What right does a reporter have to ask the great one a question which was not planted by his campaign? What is this world coming to. Get it through you head Barry. For you it’s over.

  71. “My friend had an opponent who in the middle of a televised debate with her took off his clothes and ran off stage.”

    Hahahahaha.

    That is just rumor, right?

  72. Reports: Actress Lindsay Lohan taken to hospital after being found unconscious at hotel in California

    Another Whitney style exit forthcoming for this girl. She needs to kick whatever demons she has and soon.

  73. and here is the contradiction…..

    Obama on why he cannot do this. From March of last year:


    “With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed.” …

    “There are enough laws on the books by congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system. That for me to simply, through executive order, ignore those congressional mandates – that would not conform with my appropriate role as president.”

  74. Personally, I am sick and tired of VP’s being picked because they can help win voters in a certain minority.

    I think a lot of things about politics stink, caucuses, busing folks across state voters to have multiple votes, donations for campaigns, SuperPacs, lobbyists, financial puppet-masters, and all the other rigging which takes us away from what voters should be left with…

    THE BEST CANDIDATES running for President and VP.

    Other than that end, we get stuck with crap for years, Bush, Barry, Raygun, and most of our crappy presidents.

    Making excuses that these tactics are the way it has always been leave us with this…you get what you paid for…and things only improve, once in a blue moon.

    Anything else boils down to games and lies.

  75. No battle plan survives the first engagement.

    Six months ago, key dims were shown Pouffe’s twenty five (25) paths to an electoral victory analysis.

    One I knew emerged from that meeting and said its over. Obama wins.

    Thereafter, the bad jobs report, the thunder from the center of his own party, the shoring up of the rifts in the Republican Party, and the increasing difficulty Dims are having in explaining his failure.

    No battle plan survives the first engagement.

    Or, as Milton said, success has many fathers, but failure . . . failure is an orphan.

    The architect of failure for the past four years, Messiah Obama, denies any responsibility.

    But at this point how credible are his denials.

    Like Old Yellowstain in The Caine Mutiny, he may have a hard time splain’ his failure in the debate, I want to see him break down, the way Commander Queeg did.

  76. Although i have to say, i’m not sure those latinos will be all that happy with what Bozo is doing, fact is they really do not want another shedload of latinos being made legal that they then will have to fight for the rare jobs over.

    Its not as cut and dry as people think, people think of bread and butter and sticking another load of illegals into those jobs that many latinos do could create problems within their own community.

  77. You know if the Republicans have the balls to do it, they would juxstapose parts of the above clip beside Obama’s futile attempts to blame everyone but himself.

  78. Personally, I am sick and tired of VP’s being picked because they can help win voters in a certain minority.
    ———————
    Nevertheless it is a fact of life. Most voters are not as knowledgeable as you are. Most do not drill down on the issues. Most ask two simple questions: is the candidate like me? and can I trust him? Ethnicity is a powerful draw. Fifteen years ago, Rove was holding meeting of top republican staffers every Saturday focusing on that single issue.

  79. GOP Sen. Rubio says deportation leniency is ‘welcome news’

    A GOP senator on the short list to be Mitt Romney’s running mate is applauding President Obama’s move to forego deportations for some illegal immigrants.

    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said the more lenient policy is “welcome news” for those immigrants who will benefit, though he was quick to knock the administration for acting unilaterally.

    “Today’s announcement will be welcome news for many of these kids desperate for an answer, but it is a short term answer to a long term problem,” the Cuban-American Rubio said in a statement. “And by once again ignoring the Constitution and going around Congress, this short term policy will make it harder to find a balanced and responsible long term one.”

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/232969-gop-sen-rubio-says-new-deportation-leniency-is-welcome-news

  80. Republican senator: Obama’s immigration move ‘possibly illegal’

    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said the Obama administration’s announcement that it would stop deporting illegal immigrants who come to the country at a young age is “possibly illegal.”

    “President Obama’s attempt to go around Congress and the American people is at best unwise and possibly illegal,” Graham said in a tweet.

    “This type of policy proposal, regardless of motivation, will entice people to break our laws,” Graham said in another tweet.

    The change in policy could allow as many as 800,000 immigrants who came to the United States illegally not only to remain in the country without fear of being deported, but to work legally, according to a senior administration official speaking to reporters Friday.

    The new policy will not grant citizenship to children who came to the United States as illegal immigrants, but will remove the threat of deportation and grant them the right to work in the United States.

    According to the Department of Homeland Security, the policy change will apply to those who came to the United States before they were 16 and who are younger than 30 if they have lived here for five years, have no criminal history, graduated from a U.S. high school or served in the military.

    The policy change will accomplish portions of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, legislation that has stalled in Congress amid Republican opposition. Graham has been a staunch opponent of the Democratic version of the act, which has massive support in the Hispanic community.

    “President Obama chose politics over leadership,” Graham continued. “Hope and Change have become bait-and-switch. This is a classic Barack Obama move of choosing politics over leadership.”

    “President Obama avoids the hard work of fixing an immigration system which is broken and fractured along numerous fronts,” he added.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/232943-sen-graham-says-obamas-immigration-move-possibly-illegal

  81. Like Old Yellowstain in The Caine Mutiny, he may have a hard time splain’ his failure in the debate, I want to see him break down, the way Commander Queeg did.

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

    Better be watching the debate live, then, not the media version.

  82. BO’s comments about Dream a year ago

    FLASHBACK: ‘The notion that somehow, by myself, I can do these things, it’s just not true’…

  83. BASIL99

    BO’s comments about Dream a year ago

    FLASHBACK: ‘The notion that somehow, by myself, I can do these things, it’s just not true’…

    ———
    Either his nose has grown even longer or he said this before he realized he is The Supreme Leader.

  84. The new policy will not grant citizenship to children who came to the United States as illegal immigrants, but will remove the threat of deportation and grant them the right to work in the United States.

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

    So it would be ‘catch and release’ but not ‘vote’.

    Their illegal relatives can’t vote. This may get votes from relatives and sympathizers who are citizens and are not worried about their own jobs.

  85. West is a straight-shooter. He gets it.

    Rep. Allen West questions new Obama deportation policy as ‘backdoor’ right to vote

    Amid the Republican backlash over the Obama administration’s new lenient deportation policy for some illegal immigrants, Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) called into question the new order’s possible “backdoor” opportunity for illegal immigrants to vote.

    “What is going to happen as far as their right to vote?” West said on Fox News Friday. “Is this one of those backdoor opportunities to allow people in the next five months to get the opportunity to vote? Will we see Janet Napolitano and the president come out with a new edict that says since we allow these people to be here legally, we’re now going to allow them to vote? How far down the rabbit hole will it go?”

    Republicans are up in arms over Obama’s new policy saying the new rules — which will prevent deportations for as many as 800,000 illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children — overstep the law in order to buy Obama support from Hispanics ahead of November’s elections, in which the Hispanic vote will likely be crucial.

    “This huge policy shift has horrible consequences for unemployed Americans looking for jobs and violates President Obama’s oath to uphold the laws of this land,” Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee said in a statement. “How can the administration justify allowing illegal immigrants to work in the U.S. when millions of Americans are unemployed? President Obama and his administration once again have put partisan politics and illegal immigrants ahead of the rule of law and the American people.”

    West contended the president sidestepped bureaucracy in favor of appeasing Latino interest groups, suggesting the issue should have been put up for public scrutiny.

    “I would be very interested to know how close are [Hispanic civil rights] groups like LULAC and [National Council of] La Raza to this decision that’s being made and what impact they had on this executive order and how it’s going to be handed out today,” he said. “Why have we not allowed a national debate on this issue?”

    http://thehill.com/video/house/232957-rep-allen-west-questions-new-obama-deportation-policy-as-backdoor-right-to-vote

  86. Already screaming racist……you have got to be freaking kidding me, how much shit did Bush have to put up with?

    MSNBC Guest: Would A White President Get Heckled?

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/06/15/msnbc_guest_would_a_white_president_get_heckled.html

    “This is just so unprecedented and outrageous, that you have to ask the question, would the right-wing president be doing this if we had a white president there?” MSNBC guest and Democratic strategist Julian Epstein said on the channel this afternoon.

    “I think it’s a vert important question because I think this is the first African-American president. We’ve never had a white president been told by the opposing party to shut up in the middle of a major address to the Congress. We’ve never had a president like this heckled so disrespectfully. We’ve never had this otherness afforded to any other president and I think the right wing has some explaining to do because to me it’s patently obvious,” he said.

    …………….

    Seriously WTF.

  87. Tucker Carlson (Daily Caller chief) already contacted by the WH. Uh-oh. To the dungeon with you. How long will Carlson hold out? I mean, he’s a repub . . .

  88. moononpluto
    June 15th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    They’re nuts. Don’t know if you heard of the latest words-to-not-be-used coz they’re racist.

    Cool

    Break.

    I have to confess, yesterday I was posting a link about Holder and wrote the title “The noose tightens around AG” but then I changed it coz it could be misconstrued and then I wanted to slap myself after succumbing to that propaganda brainwashing BS.

    Bradbury was right. Minority identification (solely) is leading to America’s downfall. In his book it led to the banning of the written word. In our case it is leading to the banning of actual news. Scary stuff.

  89. Yahoo poll.

    Should young illegal immigrants be spared deportation?

    Yes, I support the new policy.

    26%

    No, this worsens a big problem.

    74%

  90. BASIL99
    June 15th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    For you, Shadowfax. I know you like mysteries. F&F investigator murdered.

    ————
    Oooooooooooo

  91. A comment on Politico

    With some negotiable differences, President Obama today essentially implemented Marco Rubio’s version of the Dream Act.

    Obama’s action, which comes exactly one week before he will address the largest gathering of Latino elected officials at their annual conference

    , and Rubio’s proposal both offer residency but not citizenship for some young people in this country without legal status. It’s been suggested that Romney will announce his support for Rubio’s plan in his speech to that same group, meaning that he will either be endorsing Obama’s action or making the differences between the two seem much greater than they are.

    http://www.politico.com/arena/

  92. U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency charged with guarding the U.S. borders, has written a secret draft policy that would let its agents catch and release low-priority illegal immigrants rather than bring them in for processing and prosecution.

    The policy, which has not been signed off on, would be the latest move by the Obama administration to set new priorities for the nation’s immigration services, and would bring CBP in line with other Homeland Security Department agencies that already use such “prosecutorial discretion.”

    The policy was detailed in an internal memo obtained by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith and reviewed by The Washington Times, which confirmed the document.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/14/catch-and-release-for-low-priority-illegals-propos/

  93. BASIL99

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency charged with guarding the U.S. borders, has written a secret draft policy that would let its agents catch and release low-priority illegal immigrants rather than bring them in for processing and prosecution.

    ——–
    So, as long as someone doesn’t look like Hitler, Bin Laden nor Charley Manson…they can moonwalk across our borders and be given free health care, education, food stamps, welfare and to Hell with hard working American’s that have to keep working to pay their way.

    Bull$hit!!!

  94. A comment on Politico

    With some negotiable differences, President Obama today essentially implemented Marco Rubio’s version of the Dream Act.

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

    Might fit a pattern. Obamacare essentially implemented the 1990s GOP version of universal health care. And in both cases, the current GOP is screaming — against their own plan, when it comes under a different brand.

  95. punk…is the perfect word…that is what i always thought way back thru the dem primaries in 08…the swagger, the grins, the flecks, the nose always up in the air, the glares…the sarcasm…punk…immature, superficial shallow, nasty…and totally unfocused…

  96. This whole issue, I can say as a recent former business owner, there are many ways and reasons to hire illegals, its cheaper, etc… however every business owner I know refuses to hire illegals, they will hire an American, doesn’t matter hispanic, white, black, gay straight, but they have to be a citizen or here legally.

    This whole thing is just pissing me off, there are so many teens, and younger folks who will now be forced to compete with people who are here illegally. Do I feel bad for these illegal kids? of course, but now that OTurd wants to do this, who wants to bet more millions want to come here and have their kid knowing full well, at some point in the future they will be granted amenesty.

    This really makes me angry.

    As for that Daily Caller reporter who asked a good question, while the rest of the lapdogs stood there panting… I say BRAVO to this Daily Caller reporter!

  97. I want to add, I used to participate with several other biz owners in a summer program to hire teens, young adults from underpriveldged areas, this way they get some money in their pocket, a chance to learn a good work ethic etc, get a chance to see there is a way out to become a sucess story, etc.

    This OTurd crap that he pulled today is pissing me off so much, especially when I think these illegals will have the same chance at the few jobs that are out there as the legal and citizens of this country.
    I would bet the Congressional Black Congress will of course back up their Messaih, they don’t give a damn on how it affects black kids, teens in the inner cities who will be affected by this, CBC couldn’t care less. Not only blacks, the legal American hispanic teens/etc, young adults now have to compete with the illegal hispanics.

  98. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said the Obama administration’s announcement that it would stop deporting illegal immigrants who come to the country at a young age is “possibly illegal.”

    “President Obama’s attempt to go around Congress and the American people is at best unwise and possibly illegal,” Graham said in a tweet.

    “This type of policy proposal, regardless of motivation, will entice people to break our laws,” Graham said in another tweet
    ————————
    Graham was a big proponent of an earned path to citizenship for illegals, so who is kidding whom? An earned path to citizenship is a bigger stretch than a moratorium on deportation of minors. Graham got his ass kicked by constituents for that position.

  99. This whole issue, I can say as a recent former business owner, there are many ways and reasons to hire illegals, its cheaper, etc… however every business owner I know refuses to hire illegals, they will hire an American, doesn’t matter hispanic, white, black, gay straight, but they have to be a citizen or here legally.
    ———————-
    If the law prohibited the hiring of illegals, penalized employers from doing so, and imposed treble damages if they hired them at less than minimum wage, then we could minimize the problem. According to Barone, the problem is not as bad as it used to be because the recession has shut down the tide of illegal immigration. Still I would like to see them fry an employer who knowingly or unknowingly hires illegals. That would set the example which is missing now.

  100. A comment on Politico

    With some negotiable differences, President Obama today essentially implemented Marco Rubio’s version of the Dream Act.
    ——————-
    Politico deals off the bottom of the deck. Surely we realize that by now. You cannot trust what they say.

  101. The policy was detailed in an internal memo obtained by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith and reviewed by The Washington Times, which confirmed the document.
    ———————-
    Another nail in Obama’s coffin. He cannot get away with these kind of things anymore. The kleig light has been turned on him.

  102. mcnorman
    June 15th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Thin skinned.
    ———————
    He is losing it. Becoming untethered. Come back in a couple months and it will be worse.

  103. Graham [R-SC] was a big proponent of an earned path to citizenship for illegals, so who is kidding whom? An earned path to citizenship is a bigger stretch than a moratorium on deportation of minors.

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

    So here’s Graham screaming about a moratorium that does NOT promise citizenship, and resembles Rubio’s plan?

  104. Graham [R-SC] was a big proponent of an earned path to citizenship for illegals, so who is kidding whom? An earned path to citizenship is a bigger stretch than a moratorium on deportation of minors.

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

    So here’s Graham screaming about a moratorium that does NOT promise citizenship, and resembles Rubio’s plan?

  105. wbboei
    June 15th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Actually it is illegal to hire illegals, but many smaller businesses do it unfortunatel, they have e-verify, but these same employers find a way around it. And I have to say, I have met no american or legal resident who has refused to take a job because they think its beneath them. And these illegals who are looking for work, I quite honestly do feel sorry them, they want a living for them and their family. But when resources are limited a govt and country has to put its citizens first. Truman did it after WWII I think to make employment prioritized for returning veterans.

    now we have Barry putting legal citizens/residents on the same footing as illegals, and these are illegals, “kids” (I sure don’t consider a 30yr old a “kid”).

  106. moononpluto
    June 15th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    and here is the contradiction…..

    Obama on why he cannot do this. From March of last year:
    —————————-
    A measure of his desperation, surely.

  107. wbbooei, you had mentioned you have some books you published, I believe you posted them on some threads in the past. Would you mind reposting the titles of those books? Now that I have some I’d like to read them. Thanks.

  108. Not a fan of Tucker Carlson normally, but he and the reporter deserve a standing ovation for actually doing their jobs! and asking some tough questions of the rest of the media’s Messaih.

    http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/15/statements-from-the-daily-caller-regarding-exchange-in-white-house-rose-garden/

    “Neil Munro, White House Correspondent: “I always go to the White House prepared with questions for our president. I timed the question believing the president was closing his remarks, because naturally I have no intention of interrupting the President of the United States. I know he rarely takes questions before walking away from the podium. When I asked the question as he finished his speech, he turned his back on the many reporters, and walked away while I and at least one other reporter asked questions.”
    Tucker Carlson, Editor-in-Chief: “I don’t remember Diane Sawyer scolding her colleague Sam Donaldson for heckling President Reagan. And she shouldn’t have. A reporter’s job is to ask questions and get answers. Our job is to find out what the federal government is up to. Politicians often don’t want to tell us. A good reporter gets the story. We’re proud of Neil Munro.””

  109. If Bo wants to justify the presence of immigrant kids(?) and allow them to remain in this country and be eligible for work papers just because they were brought here by their parents and had no say in it, I would like to apply that concept to AA claims of racism against whites for slavery which happened more than 150 years ago and suggest all should likewise be ‘forgiven’ because the descendents of slave owners had no say in their ancestor’s decisions.

    And what happens to the relatives of the kids who’s parents brought them into the country illegally?

    This is blatant political pandering and I predict it will blow up in Bobo’s face. The unemployment rate for AA’ is higher than that for Hispanics as it is.

    Reap what you sow, BoBo. We are on to you.

  110. A good reporter gets the story. We’re proud of Neil Munro.””

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

    And when necessary, becomes the story. Good for Munro!

  111. I seem to recall that when Newt was a candidate, he was talking about the non deportation of the children of illegals because it would break up families. I do not know whether the issue is a political problem or a real problem. A few years ago this was a problem, and the estimates ran from 12 to 20 million. We are now told by people like Barone who is a very credible man that many have gone home. And then those who are inclined to be more sympathetic to the human side of this than I am will tell you that the effect of NAFTA was to destroy the livelihood of farmers in southern Mexico, which forced them to migrate north to find a way to make a living. The problem with what Obama is doing is it sets a terrible precedent.

  112. moononpluto
    June 15th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    and here is the contradiction…..

    Obama on why he cannot do this. From March of last year:
    —————————-
    A measure of his desperation, surely.
    ******
    Surely desperation….I am visiting my Obot sister who was listening to NPR. Napolitano was on and it was obvious that she knows what Barry said is bullshit (illegal) and was trying to walk it back. She smells the shit storm that is going to hit her. Plus how many illegals are going to “sign up” for some Obama flim flam 2 year deferment.

  113. If Bo wants to justify the presence of immigrant kids(?) and allow them to remain in this country and be eligible for work papers just because they were brought here by their parents and had no say in it, I would like to apply that concept to AA claims of racism against whites for slavery which happened more than 150 years ago and suggest all should likewise be ‘forgiven’ because the descendents of slave owners had no say in their ancestor’s decisions.
    ———————–
    Now there is an idea whose time has come.

  114. Obama is trying to play both ends of the illegal issue. Nepolitano was bragging last year about the record number of deportations, using “cooked” stats. At the same time, work place enforcement was down 70%. Big Ag. in Ca., Fl., chicken and meat packers, construction, etc. don’t want enforcement and are willing to pay the political bribes.

  115. I seem to recall that when Newt was a candidate, he was talking about the non deportation of the children of illegals because it would break up families. [….] A few years ago this was a problem, and the estimates ran from 12 to 20 million.

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

    Didn’t Hillary say something like that during the 2008 campaign, perhaps at a Town Hall? She spent a lot of time on it. She said, “We can’t deport 12 million people.” She talked about requiring them to learn English, and helping them learn; and other requirements and help she would offer. She also wanted some of them to pay fines (or jail?) because “They broke our laws.”

    I think she was talking about offering citizenship after many requirements.

  116. @wbboei
    Game’s over. They are going to push as fast and as hard as they can to insure that they get things in place before his eviction notice comes due. Yes, I do believe that he will have more unhinged moments as we draw nearer to the election.

  117. Palin is speaking at the Right Online blogger conf in Vegas.

    She just called Obama a pot smoking, cocaine snorting dog eater. No shit. Then she asked if anyone in the audience had a pet moose.

  118. How many Hispanic voters are there?
    How many Hispanic voters are there who will cast votes for Obama?
    How many MORE Hispanic votes will be gained by today’s legalizing hundreds of thousands?

    How many American votes will Obama lose by unemployed who realize he’s given away their opportunities?
    How many college grads and young people who supported Obama in 2008 will be furious he’s given their jobs to illegals?

    How does the math work out for today’s fiasco distraction?
    Net votes gained/lost?

  119. On the whole dream act thing, the problem isn’t the policy. The problem is a president CANNOT just bypass congress and change the law.

    I like Rubios dream act . But what Obama did is utterly unconstitutional. I don’t care if I or anyone else thinks its good policy. It has to go through Congress. Period.

  120. @HillaryforTexas

    Problem is that the emperor has been told that he doesn’t need to go to Congress. I am smelling a Jarrett move here.

  121. @HillaryforTexas

    Problem is that the emperor has been told that he doesn’t need to go to Congress. I am smelling a Jarrett move here.
    —————-
    Is Jarrett a constitutional lawyer? No. But Barack is. Not only that he is a former guest lecturer on the 14th Amendment who lied on his bar application stating that he had no aliases, like Barry Soetro, and therefore decided to suspend. At that time he was working the born in Kenya scam to get a foreign scholarship, and he continued it for his first run at Congress. But then when he decided to run for emperor he switched his story. This calls to mind the old adage that a first liar does not have a chance even when the first and second third and fourth LIARS all happen to be the same man.

  122. @wbboei
    Well, he may plays a constitutional lawyer in the White House. He is a liar. His lackey Jarrett protects him. I honestly don’t think he could have gotten to this point without her.

    This calls to mind the old adage that a first liar does not have a chance even when the first and second third and fourth LIARS all happen to be the same man.

    Very true.

  123. mcnorman
    June 15th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    @wbboei
    Game’s over. They are going to push as fast and as hard as they can to insure that they get things in place before his eviction notice comes due. Yes, I do believe that he will have more unhinged moments as we draw nearer to the election
    ———————-
    Yup. And that is what worried me. It is called the game that ruins nations.

  124. I strongly suspect that even though Obama is too good for this country according to mo, he will run again in 2016, assuming he loses in November. In that case, the blacks will use their control of the party to try to make him the nominee. They want their symbol back. Yes, I know it sounds delusional to say that, until you stop and realize who controls the party now. The centrists are gone. I not only think it is possible, I think it is likely that he will be the nominee. Unless we can dig up enough dirt on him in the next four years. NBC, CNN and ABC would be happy to assume the position if he enters that race.

  125. mcnorman
    June 16th, 2012 at 12:00 am

    @wbboei

    It will take a long time to undo the damage that this administration has done.
    ——————-
    mcnorman, I am skeptical that it can be done. It may well be irreversible. But I do not blame him. He is what he is. If the truth were known, no none would elect him so much as dog catcher. If they were so improvident to do so, it would not be a game of catch and release, it would be a game of grin, blow and eat Fido. The dogs in my town are terrified at the sight of Obama, and they howl at the moon every night. Poor doggie. Go back to sleep. We won’t let monster Obama eat you. The only one to blame is big media.

  126. Oh gawd wbboei, you’re talking nightmare scenario
    ———————
    Yup. It is like a new episode of Tales from the Crypt.

  127. Absolutely the MSM is the main culprit in this mess. I can’t wait to see how they spin the ObamaCrapCare decision in two weeks.

    He is the stuff that nightmares are made of.

  128. Just a couple comments:

    1). Obama put illegals before American citizens.
    2). It’s not just that American citizens who are currently unemployed will have the illegals competing for the scarce jobs that are available, but the jobs that illegals already hold will not become available if they were told to leave.
    3). This will allow some of the illegals who are prone to breaking US law to vote illegally. After all, in many Democrat areas, who is going to challenge them or stop them from doing so (as there thanks to the Democrats).
    4). The unions may look at these people as possible recruits. I doubt it is illegal for illegal aliens to join unions. As long as they pay their dues, right?
    5). Illegals are a strain on services, and indigent American citizens have to compete with these illegals for help. I do no tthink that is fair.
    6). I am verrrrry pissed about this. I do not dislike the fact that immigrants come here. I just do not like it when it is done illegally. America can only survive when we have controlled immigration.

    Time to go watch the Sarah video, and the video where Obama gets his panties in a knot.

  129. http://www.mediaite.com/tv/michael-steele-to-matthews-youre-a-sycophant-for-defending-obama-always-blaming-bush/

    Former Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele appeared visibly exasperated in a debate with Chris Matthews over the legitimacy of President Barack Obama and other Democrats blaming the previous administration for the state of the economy. Steele accused Matthews of being a “sycophant” for his position. Matthews retorted that it was a “bad day, actually,” for Republicans so it was excusable for Steele to become “over excited.” [snip]

    “Give me the profound differences between the presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, and former President George W. Bush when it comes to economic policy?”

    “That is an irrelevant comparison,” answered Steele.

    “Well, no, but it’s my question for you,” Matthews responded.

    Steele attempted to respond, “I’m not answering that question simply because..”

    “I know why, and everybody watching knows why you won’t answer it,” said Matthews.

    Steele said that Matthews was a “sycophant” for Obama and was doing precisely what the White House wanted by focusing on the Bush presidency rather than Obama’s.

    “What do you call a guy that refuses to answer a question,” asked a smiling Matthews.

    Matthews repeated his question, which Steele answered with another question: “You give me the difference between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. That’s what this election is about,” said Steele. “This is not about George Bush. Why are we talking about George Bush?”

  130. Shadowfax
    June 15th, 2012 at 2:00 pm
    ————–
    So true. I loved the conclusion of your link.

  131. What do you call a guy that refuses to answer a question,” asked a smiling Matthews.

    You call him “Barack”. I know. Lame, but true.

  132. he will run again in 2016, assuming he loses in November.

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

    That bothers me. If Obama gets his second term now, then he’s over. If he loses to Romney, then 2016 may be Obama vs a Romney who is no longer a clean unknown but has screwed up as bad as the GOP presidents usually do.

    Hillary 2016 is conceivable. But not if she’d have to fight Obama and the Bots again for the nomination.

  133. How many MORE Hispanic votes will be gained by today’s legalizing hundreds of thousands?

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

    The ones who may be “legalized” are NOT getting voting rights. Their illegal parents can’t vote either.

  134. This executive order from Obama is going down like a lead baloon, seeing the comments from all over the place on various websites, news sites and wherever, the concensus is this is a step too far.

  135. Obamas Executive Order Gives Amnesty to One Million Illegal Aliens

    King: Obama’s DREAM Act Executive Order Violates Constitution

    Washington, DC – Congressman Steve King released the following statement today in response to President Obama’s plan to grant amnesty to an estimated 1 million illegal aliens through an Executive Order implementing the policies of the DREAM Act legislation that Congress has rejected.

    “Americans should be outraged that President Obama is planning to usurp the Constitutional authority of the United States Congress and grant amnesty by edict to 1 million illegal aliens,” said King.

    “There is no ambiguity in Congress about whether the DREAM Act’s amnesty program should be the law of the land. It has been rejected by Congress, and yet President Obama has decided that he will move forward with it anyway. President Obama, an ex constitutional law professor, whose favorite word is audacity, is prepared to violate the principles of Constitutional Law that he taught.

    “The American people have rejected amnesty because it will erode the Rule of Law. In much the same way, I believe the American people will reject President Obama for his repeated efforts to violate the Constitutional separation of powers.”
    The End Justifies the Means

    Mark Krikorian,

    The White House decision to enact the DREAM Act through executive fiat is a lawless act. This isn’t even about immigration; it’s about the Constitution.

    I have repeatedly written that something like DREAM has much to recommend it, though it would need to be very different from the current iteration, which has been voted down in Congress several times. I understand that Sen. Marco Rubio has finally put together a final version of his alternative bill and that Senators Kyl and Hutchison have signed on — from my discussions with his staff, I probably won’t like what he’s come up with, but unless there are typos in my version of Article I of the Constitution, that’s the way lawmaking is supposed work. For all the administration’s pious denials that this measure “confers no substantive right” and “Only the Congress, acting through its legislative authority, can confer these rights”, they’re lying.

    The illegal immigrants in question will receive two-year renewable permits to live legally in the United States and an Employment Authorization Document — that, in English, is what we call “amnesty”.

    Any DREAM Act supporter who applauds this measure has forfeited any right to complain about future usurpation of the Constitution. Even backers of DREAM in Congress have a responsibility to deny funding to DHS to carry out this policy.

    http://www.rightsidenews.com/2012061516428/us/homeland-security/obamas-executive-order-gives-amnesty-to-one-million-illegal-aliens.html
    _____________

    Win-win political maneuver by Obama. If Congress does not oppose it he gains supporters, and it does, he wins supporters. The proponents of this cause have no qualms with executive abuse of power, and neither does Obama.

  136. So lets see

    Pander to gays? Check

    Pander to illegals? Check

    Pander to blacks (with Trayvon Martin)? Check

    Funny how all this happens a few months before an election…I guess his spine was really “evolving”.

    These asslicker “journalists” who refuse to see through this facade of crap due to their constant blowjobbing for all things Obama.

    What next, suck off corpses for the dead vote…oh wait, they already have that one.

  137. nomobama
    June 16th, 2012 at 2:42 am

    Just a couple comments:

    3). This will allow some of the illegals who are prone to breaking US law to vote illegally. After all, in many Democrat areas, who is going to challenge them or stop them from doing so (as there thanks to the Democrats).
    __________

    Exactly- besides the fact Obama has caused a Constitutional crisis and has to be held accountable by Congress backed up and put in his place. If Congress doesn’t do their jobs… we are lost.

  138. Axelrod finally got the headline “the private sector is doing fine” off the front pages replaced with another divisive issue.

    Nobody liked the Dream act decreed by executive order in August 2011 granting amnesty to illegal aliens already in the United States, and no one is going to like Dream Act 2.0 either especially since there are no jobs, but certainly there will be free welfare, healthcare and absolutely free taxpayer income tax refunds when they apply for the child tax exemption next year.
    _______________

    Under Obama’s X-O, illegals will overwhelm and break the Social Welfare and Tax systems as per Ayers and Dorhn. This was a calculated move by Obama not only for getting votes for his re-election but bringing down our whole system in the process. It’s a shame Rubio is not standing up against it which would be the right thing to do defending the Constitution instead of helping to break it.

  139. So bypassing Congress is effectively bypassing the peoples representatives therefore bypassing the will of the people.

    IMPEACH.

  140. tim June 15th, 2012 at 8:08 pm these illegals will have the same chance at the few jobs that are out there as the legal and citizens of this country
    ———————-
    An Obama admin program now in its second year which gives ≈ 100,000 jobs to foreign young to enhance US goodwill world-wide has been posted at the link I’ll give below. Sadly, the content of the article has been Obama-ized for his protection. Guess I’ll put the original which I have in an email to myself here because there are important considerations now gone.

    Foreign students enjoy new summer job protections — but what about Americans? – The Washington Post
    By Pamela Constable, Published: May 22
    Across the Washington area last week, young workers from Europe arrived in droves, heading for jobs at community swimming pools. Lugging duffel bags, they filled out forms, picked up safety gear and chatted in a variety of Slavic languages, eager to plunge into a summer experience of new friends, skills and culture. “Now I can meet many people and see America,” gushed Anzhala Scherbina, 21, a petite student from Ukraine whose family spent $3,000 so she could fly here and enter a U.S.-sponsored work-travel program. “My parents say this will be a very good experience,” she said with a giggle. The Obama administration is going to great lengths to make sure Scherbina and about 100,000 other foreign student workers are not disappointed. Last summer, the popular program, aimed at creating good will abroad, was rocked by scandal when students working at a candy warehouse in Pennsylvania staged a protest, complaining of isolation and overwork. On May 11, the State Department issued rules that ban foreign students from jobs that could be harmful, limited them to light, seasonal occupations that are not likely to displace U.S. workers and required closer scrutiny of their conditions. But the new rules do not address a broader, more profound question that some immigration and labor experts have raised about many sectors of the economy. Today, more than 50 ­million Americans of traditional working age are not employed, and yet a growing number of domestic jobs — from hotel clerks to nurses to computer scientists — are being performed by foreign-born workers.
    For college-age Americans, there is a high rate of unemployment among those from poor families and fierce competition among middle-class students to build résumés that show responsibility. So why, critics wonder, are fewer young Americans snapping up relatively easy summer jobs? In other words, why is Scherbina here? “The glory isn’t there any more. A lot of young Americans just don’t want to be lifeguards,” said Douglas Winkler, whose Hyattsville company manages 225 pools in residential complexes and hotels. When his father started the firm in the 1950s, all the guards were local kids. Today, one-third of Winkler’s seasonal staff of 650 pool workers are foreign students, mostly from Eastern Europe.“The international students are really grateful to be here and have a job, while American students have so many other activities and demands on their time now,” he said. “I truly wish we didn’t have to rely so much on international labor, but the bottom line is that we don’t have any choice.”At the much larger High Sierra Pools in Arlington County, managers hired about 600 Americans and 900 foreign students for the summer. One reason for the lopsided numbers, they said, is the United States’ longer academic years and sports programs that cut into the summer, leaving the company scrambling to fill shifts. “We have to staff pools from Memorial Day to Labor Day, and the Americans can’t commit to the entire season,” said Radac Kaczor, a manager at High Sierra who is from Poland. “For us to replace them with international workers requires a lot of effort. We have to find them housing and make sure they have good English and swimming skills. If we could fill our staff with 100 percent Americans, we would.”
    Global marketplace
    Some immigration experts and companies that hire local pool guards are skeptical of such claims. They said that profit is the real issue and that foreign students are cheaper because employers get a tax break and are not required to pay Social Security or Medicaid benefits. Most foreigners are hired at job fairs in their native countries; recruiters offer them a package of terms and wages starting at the U.S. minimum of $7.25 an hour. They can’t negotiate or go “pool shopping,” as Winkler put it.“From age 18 to age 65, there has been a massive deterioration in native employment,” said Steven Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies, a policy research firm in the District. “No one disputes this. What they dispute are the reasons why.”
    He said that some recruiters lure contracts with U.S. firms by promising savings and that visitors who depend on employers for visas and housing are less likely to object to abuses. Among the several thousand foreign students who flood the Washington region each summer, there have been few complaints. Pool company officials said the job is pleasant and lends itself to socializing, in keeping with the State Department’s cultural mission. Some guards are returning for their second or third summer, and they said the chance to mingle and bond with Americans is as much a motive as the income.Robert Stamojkovski, 24, a student from Macedonia, just started his fourth season with High Sierra. At home, he is studying for a career in information security, and he said his U.S. sojourns have made him more worldly and connected.“You have fun, you make friends and you keep in touch with Skype,” he said. “I think I’ll come back one more year. After I graduate, I will be working to have a better life, not to be a lifeguard.”One family-owned pool management company, Crystal Aquatics in Chantilly, has made a commitment to hire only Americans. Company officials said that they sometimes confront underbidding by firms that hire foreign students but that they prefer Americans as a matter of principle. “I know it’s a global marketplace now, but our kids should be able to compete on an even plane,” said Casey Ford, Crystal’s president. “The international guards are not subject to the same rules. If you crowd eight people into a one-bedroom apartment, you can save a lot of money. Companies should not be rewarded for bringing in outside labor when people here want to work.”Ford said the firm has plenty of local applicants for 400 guard slots, including many repeats from previous summers. Eric Javage, 21, just graduated from George Mason University and is about to start his sixth summer at $10 per hour.“I like the responsibility,” he said. “People listen to me. It’s nice to have the extra money, and it’s a huge résumébuilder.”
    Clear safeguards
    In addition to correcting abuses such as overpriced housing and unsavory work conditions for foreign students, the new rules provide safeguards for adult American workers so they will not be replaced by less-costly foreign students. This is a second reason the visitors are being barred from warehouses, factories or any company where U.S. workers are on strike. “The new rules add some clear protections for both American workers and temporary guest workers,” said Jennifer Rosenbaum, a lawyer for the nonprofit National Guestworker Alliance in New Orleans. “These are complimentary issues. The students need to be placed in seasonal jobs that have a strong cultural component and not in permanent ones that could be done by Americans. This will definitely create more American jobs.”Area pool managers said they had no objection to the new rules, except for initial scheduling glitches, because their jobs are not onerous and offer cultural interaction. Most foreign students in the Washington region work at recreational or tourist facilities; most jobs that are now off-limits — such as fish canneries and traveling fairs — are in other parts of the country.
    Several sponsors who recruit and place foreign students were reluctant to discuss the new rules or past abuses. CETUSA, a California sponsor that recruited the protesting candy factory workers, has been barred from State Department programs. Officials at the Center for Cultural Interchange, a Chicago sponsor that places many lifeguards in the Washington region, said that they strongly endorsed the rule change but that it was too early to tell how it would affect them. At High Sierra in Arlington last weekend, American and foreign students seemed unaware of the new rules or the concerns about abuse and unfair competition that spawned them. About 30 recruits grabbed free sodas and snacks during a break from a training video about how to rescue unconscious swimmers, avoid falling asleep in the sun and locate bodies in deep water.
    “I like this job. I can be my own boss, stay in shape and get invited to barbecues,” said Peter Jones, 19, a student from Alexandria who is about to start his fourth season as a pool guard and hopes to become a dentist. “Once I got to rescue someone,” he added. “It made me feel very capable.”
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/foreign-students-enjoy-new-summer-job-protections–but-what-about-americans/2012/05/22/gIQA3D1CjU_story.html?tid=pm_pop

    Remember you will not find all this at the link now.

  141. moononpluto
    June 16th, 2012 at 6:40 am

    Agreed. Not only that, last year, on tape he said legally he could not do this. So, really who can trust anything this bozo says? Just like in 2008, he said and signed a pledge saying he would take public funding, backing out when it was advatageous to do so.

    Really, what business that is not a “chosen” centrally planned industry by OTurd can trust a damn word he says, invest in OTurd’s America at your own risk is what every private enterprise is now hearing.

  142. I would not be surprised if this “executive order” is just so as it can be striked down and he can go boohoo, i tried but those nasty republicans do not want you. Its a classic damned if you do, damned if you dont to get extra votes. This is nothing more than pure kabuki theatre.

  143. holdthemaccountable
    June 16th, 2012 at 6:53 am

    Yep, as I posted in a prior commented, many local, state communities still have summer programs for youths. I know the program I participated in, mainly was directed towards underpriveldged teens, young adults. Cannot express how pissed I am that foreigners and illegals now have better advantages than legal residents & citizens of america.
    And it wasn’t just about money, they only earn a few thousand dollars, but these type jobs gives an opening for a future job, recommendations for college, work connections for another job.

    Now we have a US govt who favors illegals over their own citizens. So legally immigrated hispanics have to compete for the few jobs there are with illegal hispanics.
    I would have been fine with a comprehensive plan with securing the border first, and then dealing with those already here, now instead we have a magnet, come illegals have your kid here, at some point in the future America will grant you amenesty, and while you’re growing up, you will get bigger and better perks than Americans themselves, in-state tuition etc.

    Disgusting, the whole thing is digusting.

  144. HTA-

    “Foreign students enjoy new summer job protections — but what about Americans?”
    _____________

    Might as well say we’re living in ObamaNation.. The America we once knew is gone.
    _____________

    Hi tim.. good to see you posting again- I hope all turned out as planned for divesting yourself of your business. Welcome home…

  145. Mrs. Smith
    June 16th, 2012 at 7:20 am

    Good morning Mrs.Smith, very nice to see you too, yes, I have much more time now that I’m out of my business. Thanks for all your links, I’m going through the past posts right now, all very informative.

  146. tim 7:06. Yes. Insidious comes to mind too. From working with AA friends who used the phrase openly and frequently usually in reference to their family members, I say Oh is “working every last nerve”.

    Romney in PA today!
    Romney to tour Weatherly firm – News – Standard Speaker
    Weatherly Casting and Machine Co. started in the late 1800s as a foundry for the Lehigh Valley Railroad.
    [Unlike Philly,] Mayor of Weatherly thinks Romney visit is fantastic.
    MoveOn.org going to protest there.
    http://standardspeaker.com/news/romney-to-tour-weatherly-firm-1.1330159

    Was thinking of attending, but it will be over before I get there.

  147. HillaryforTexas
    June 15th, 2012 at 11:45 pm
    ————–

    I had a good laugh watching the Scott Walker honey badger video link you posted. Thanks!

  148. An Obama admin program now in its second year which gives ≈ 100,000 jobs to foreign young to enhance US goodwill world-wide has been posted at the link I’ll give below.
    —————-
    I marvel at a mind like the Washington Post, which is so immersed in Beltway bias, that it cannot see how a program like this, which they applaud because like so many other things, it feathers their own nest, proves how out of touch that they and the administration they serve are with the American People. Twenty five million people out of work, and these people are so selfish, blind and dysfunctional that they cannot see how this plays out in the rest of the country, and how it adds to the national suspicions that threaten the continuity of their little heaven. Again, the reason Jay Cost lives 350 miles from Washington is he does not want to be there when their fiefdom collapses. Ten more years of 1.9% growth, programs like this, and an emerging national consensus to not borrow from China to support the programs that enhance their priviledge life style are the end game for them. They should reflect a bit on the words of the Roman poet–live I am coming. There will come a point where they too say this is not the America we grew up in, only in their case, like Humpty Dumpty they have further to fall. Splat!

  149. moononpluto
    June 16th, 2012 at 6:58 am

    I would not be surprised if this “executive order” is just so as it can be striked down and he can go boohoo, i tried but those nasty republicans do not want you. Its a classic damned if you do, damned if you dont to get extra votes. This is nothing more than pure kabuki theatre.
    ——————–
    Well, sure. From the beginning, everything he has done has been political, and has operated at cross purposes to the concept of sound governance. Only today, the con game is more transparent. The people who selected this tyrant had a death wish for American and the sooner we know who they are the sooner we can subject them to the moral obloquy, dishonor and disrepute which they so richly deserve. Tar and feathers would be the appetizer.

  150. Giving these consideration is not the problem. It is the failure of a plan that works, or even a plan at all. People are now realizing he is just throwing money against the wall, and not seeing what happens, and maybe not even caring about what happens. Obama has never been detail oriented. Then without success with this careless plan, he starts giving privilieges that the economy cannot support, just for votes. People see it as vote buying. Perhaps this will work with his hardcore supporters. However, Independent people tend to be the ones that are looking at the candidate in a more informed manner, and not just following the party line. He needs some of the independent vote to win.

    It will be interesting to see if the American public is dupped again.

  151. Axelrod finally got the headline “the private sector is doing fine” off the front pages replaced with another divisive issue.
    ——————
    Axelrod is a prime example of the law of holes. When you are in one, stop digging. So he stopped and dug himself another hole. The original hole is still there however, and it does not matter if it is on the front page which nobody reads. What matters is it is there to be used in 527 videos, and to create an ah-ha moment when he does similar things in the future. Axelrod is fucked, and he and his big media choir boys are the only ones who don’t know it.

  152. It is the failure of a plan that works, or even a plan at all. People are now realizing he is just throwing money against the wall, and not seeing what happens, and maybe not even caring about what happens.
    ——————-
    There is that too.

    On the other hand, it will be much harder to dupe them this time around. The question is no longer whether he walked into a difficult situation. The question is besides borrowing from China to reward your contributors what have you done, Barack Hussein Obama, to create jobs in this country, outside the government sector. Are there people who are so insulated and so governed by magic thinking that they would vote for him again? Yup. But there are not enough of them for him to win. In fact, I think we will see a landslide, and an act out phase 24 hours after he gets his ass kicked in November. You should expect some glitches in the months that follow, because none of this is a straight line progression, and the forces who benefit from his destruction of America will rally behind him once more, and make endless excuses for his failure. But they are fighting inertial forces, which say he is no longer a credible change agent, capable of restoring prosperity. He is another example of the less is more crap we have seen from the far left of the party, which does not affect the elites, but in time will.

  153. A few years ago my SIL, who is jewish, gave me some books about the holocaust, and the atrocities that were done to the prisoners,some of the most henious things that one human can do to another. And I remember reading about the “doctor” to did these things, a Dr. Josef Mengele, and I remember asking my SIL, how could it get to a point of these absolute atrocities and no one did anything to stop it.
    At the time her mom chimed in and said, it never started that way, but little by little, things went bad to that horrible level for the jewish people, and the worse it became, the more powerful the forces become to keep quiet and squash anyone trying to stop it. And I remember reading this following quote in one of those books by this evil evil man:
    “The more we do to you, the less you seem to believe we are doing it.” — Dr. Josef Mengele

    Not that I am comparing in any way the atrocities this evil human did back then to what is being done when it comes to how this country is being so-called governed, but it makes me think, if little by little things are torn down, the very fundamentals this country is based on are torn down, at what point do people wake up?

    We have a useless complicit press, so they are part of the problem, but with all these internet resources, at what point do people wake up and realise the govt itself no longer feels bound by the US Constitution? Oh yes, they place their hands to swear to “defend it”, but as far as they are concerned, its toilet paper to them in most instances, Bush did it, but at least the press attacked him for it, and rightly so, but now we have someone 100000x worse, who does anything he wants with an excutive order and no one calls him out on it, and when they do, of course, they’re a racist!

  154. “The more we do to you, the less you seem to believe we are doing it.” — Dr. Josef Mengele
    —————–
    An amazing quote really, as that is the way I feel we are reacting. Having lived in Europe, amoung the French, they were up in arms all the time about what the government was doing. Strikes were common. In America, having your vote ignored, or cancelled just kind of slipped under the carpet, and now they feel they can do anything to you, and we allow them to blame it on a person or a party that is no longer in office. How much longer can you blame George for the fact that your actions have not solved anything. Ready to go Day one, means, taking actions that achieve success.

    Everytime I think we are seeing some success in our own community I hear a back slide. A large contractor here building homes, has deserted their development, and may declare bankruptcy. The home owners are sitting there with lots of vacant lot around them, and an infra structure that could be added to their homeowner fees, which will result in a horrible increase, which many cannot affort. Who will buy there house? No one. Yet the Developer can walk away from it. The homeowners might have to declare bankruptcy also (and I thought it was getting better here).

  155. Obama tells the reporter that his illegal action in suspending deportation is good for the American People, because the sons and daughters of illegals will do wonderful things for the American People. And then of course he does his min-meltdown with the reporter, who dares to ask him a question which was not planted by the White House. Is THAT a plausible defense of his actions? Who, when, what, why, where, how will they do these unstated wonderful things. Pure sophistry.

  156. As it becomes obvious that more and more people aint buying his bullshit, there will be more and more of these mini-meltdowns, culminating we hope, in a Captain Queeg moment, which big media will try desperately to hide. Trust me. Its coming. A sociopath like him cannot be expected to deal with what lies ahead for him.

  157. The Black Hole accomplished several things with one blow with his latest Executive Order:
    -put Romney on the defensive
    -stold Rubio’s thunder
    -busted a move that effectively is a ‘damned if you do; and damned if you don’t’ for the Republicans
    -distracted from the “Economy is doing fine” meme
    -has started the guerilla warfare on Romney that he effectively used against a member of his own party, Hillary.
    -bought almost a million votes (illegal or not votes); and started millions of other votes walking toward the borders…Gov Jan’s borders, Rick Perry’s borders, etc.
    -this move will damage Rubio with some people who have not developed critical thinking skills
    -this was a declaration of war on those legal citizens under the age of 30; but they are so ‘salted’ up against anybody who is not the Black Hole that they will not even recognize it, must less acknowledge it
    -how many people will aid and abet him in putting the death nail in the coffin of our country? There should be a nationwide boycott in the voting booth; and against those who produce records, movies, etc and take in our money to use against our nation’s children. Take names, then kick ass.
    -I do not understand why the Republican party wants to continue to ‘play nice’ that is a no win; if you are not going to fight fire with fire, at least have a sufficent amount of water handy…but then there are those oil and grease fires, thsoe pesky oil and grease fires that are always a concern.

    We must remember this famous quote, “If it is to be [or not be], it is up to ME!

  158. “Obama tells the reporter that his illegal action in suspending deportation is good for the American People,”
    **********
    Obama’s illegals action is same play, different voting group, as his “evolving” on gay marriage. Best that I can tell is that it doesn’t mean shit except for all of the “play” that it is getting among Obots. The deportation process is backed up with >350,000 cases and the two year deportation “deferment” that Dear Leader has granted to “kids” is just stating what is already the facts “on the ground”. This category of illegals is at the bottom of the deportation list for reasons of practicality.

    If anyone was really serious about “illegals” they would advocate work place enforcement. Fines and prison time for the CEO’s of Tyson, hotel, restaurant chains, etc. would likely fix the problem. Ain’t gonna happen.

  159. P.S. A-N-Y-O-N-E who disparages that dailycaller reporter for lack of decorum in questioning the Black Hole must be dealt with swiftly and surely. Bill O’Reilly made a huge point that you must respect the ‘office’ and cited decorum. Well, that crap might be important – in the last century; but today we have almost the complete media acting like Pravda, remember them? And a POTUS, media, and a lot of legal citizens acting like Ayers, Dohrn and Hitler. More acts like that dailycaller reporter are required if America has one iota of hope left. It is up to individuals like us to make that difference; praise the reporter/person; damn the perp. Sometimes I think O’Reilly is so full of sh!t that his eyes are brown…and he holds himself up as fair, simple, unbiased. Anyone who watched the Hillary and then the Black Hole interview he did, knows that he always places a pillow in one’s seat, but not the other. He could be an instrument in bringing all this to a head, if only he would.

    Wbboei, I know you are right about the dx, but what I see is he is being bolstered by all his arrows shot in the dark; thinks they are splendid and a testimonial to his prowess and greatness; and I would wager that people like the Sleeveless and Vajayjay are stroking his ego a million times a second. Additionally, the accomplices of the crimes make him feel so extraordinarily extraordinary….like he can walk on water. That only serves to prop him up and make his swagger even more pronounced. Now, if ONLY the Republicans would start pushing his buttons like there is no tomorrow (which there may not be a tomorrow)the process would be sped up expotentially. The surest and shortest route to lighting his short fuse is to deny him the ability to accomplish those short jabs of success through a unilateral system of government that is not constitutional. Get on it, Congress…and new media. Right this minute!

  160. ROTFLMAO! Mitt has a wicked sense of humor. Who knew? Go look at the pic.

    RT @ShepherdCNN: Mitt Romney visits the press bus – no one was there of course – drops us a note twitpic.com/9x2p9u

    16 Jun 12 ReplyRetweetFavorite

  161. he Black Hole accomplished several things with one blow with his latest Executive Order:
    -put Romney on the defensive
    -stold Rubio’s thunder
    -busted a move that effectively is a ‘damned if you do; and damned if you don’t’ for the Republicans
    -distracted from the “Economy is doing fine” meme
    -has started the guerilla warfare on Romney that he effectively used against a member of his own party, Hillary.
    -bought almost a million votes (illegal or not votes); and started millions of other votes walking toward the borders…Gov Jan’s borders, Rick Perry’s borders, etc.
    -this move will damage Rubio with some people who have not developed critical thinking skills
    -this was a declaration of war on those legal citizens under the age of 30; but they are so ’salted’ up against anybody who is not the Black Hole that they will not even recognize it, must less acknowledge it
    -how many people will aid and abet him in putting the death nail in the coffin of our country? There should be a nationwide boycott in the voting booth; and against those who produce records, movies, etc and take in our money to use against our nation’s children. Take names, then kick ass.
    —————–
    I think it does more harm than good for him politically, and that reporter’s question, plus the WashPo article on the subject of 100,000 jobs to foreign students, while 50 million citizens are out of work puts another nail in his coffin. If Romney/Rubio want to follow a similar path, they can build into their proposal specific protections for Americans on the dream act proposal, and they can end the student program altogether. There is room here for a middle position that leaves Obama twisting in the wind, figuratively speaking.

  162. SHV
    June 16th, 2012 at 10:33 am
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    Yes, it is all theater. The answer lies in workplace enforcement. My point was to show the kind of sophistry he is peddling. When tells us that circumventing the law is good for the American People, and offers no evidence to substantiate this rhetorical point, I am reminded of the statement by Camus that the welfare of the people has always been the alibi of tyrants. In addition, it proves that he has not even bothered to think his argument through. And that is where his sociopathic tendencies do even him a disservice. To him they say it is what it is because I say it and reporters have no right to question me, as Tapper is startled at the breach of decorum, and drops to his knees to do what he does best–and trust me, that ain’t reporting. The sign on the door says no tell motel and don’t disturb or Obama will get angry and say don’t interrupt me.

  163. This from an email:
    THIS is a great slogan for the November election! Too bad its not politically correct, because its perfect!

    THE DEBT CEILING

    * Democrats don’t understand THE DEBT CEILING

    * Republicans don’t understand THE DEBT CEILING

    * Liberals don’t understand THE DEBT CEILING

    * NO ONE understands THE DEBT CEILING

    SO – Allow me to explain…

    Let’s say you come home from work and find there has been a sewer backup in your neighborhood. Your home has sewage all the way up to your ceilings.
    What do you think you should do? Raise the ceilings or pump out the crap?
    Your choice is coming in November. Don’t miss the opportunity.

  164. And by the way, that is dirty pool for granny ginz to say the court is sharply divided, and then grin like a corpse. We know the court is sharply divided and that is partly because the judges Obama appointed are more loyal to him than they are to the constitution. What this suggests to me, however, is that earlier reports that Roberts was trying to engineer a compromise which would blunt the politics of it have not succeeded. Under that theory, the vote was 5 to 4 and he was hoping to achieve 6 to 3–bringing Bryer across the transom. There was even a suggestion that they would give it a pass, and limit it to just health care, and that position seems to be superceded now as well. More than anything else the Fraud has done, the individual mandate called Obama care is the wedge issue that would fundamentally alter our system of government. A single payer plan financed by tax increases would not have raised the same Constitutional problem.

  165. Has there ever been a time before this that a sitting judge goes out and tells the press that the court is sharply divided on a pending matter of national importance. I rather suspect this is a violation of the judicial cannons of ethics and can have no other purpose than to attempt to exert external pressure on internal court deliberations. It is unethical.

  166. wbboei
    June 16th, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Being no legal eagle I confess I am confused by the significance of Ruth’s announcement.

    So do you still think O-care is going to be struck down – at least the mandate portion of it? Are you saying you think the decision will be 5-4 instead of 6-3 to get rid of the mandate? Could you elaborate a bit on Ruth’s overstepping of the boundaries? (If you have time, of course. I ask because I would love to understand more about the process as you see it).

  167. HISTORY TEACHES US THAT THE PRIOR MID-TERM RESULTS, IN THIS CASE, 2010, ARE A MORE RELIABLE PREDICTOR OF WHAT WILL HAPPEN IN THE 2012 GENERAL ELECTION THAN WHAT HAPPENED IN THE PRIOR PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION FOUR YEARS BEFORE, IN THIS CASE 2008. HENCE, BIG MEDIA IS IN ERROR WHEN IT BASES ITS ELECTORAL ANALYSIS ON 2008, ACCORDING TO RENOWNED POLITICAL ANALYST MICHAEL BARONE, AUTHOR OF THE ALMANAC OF AMERICAN POLITICS. THE PROPER ANALYSIS, I.E. 2010 IS FAVORABLE TO ROMNEY. THAT IS WHY WE SHOULD NOT GET TOO DISTRESSED BY WHAT RCP SAYS.
    —————————

    It seems to be a standard rule in assessing the prospects of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney in particular states to use the November 2008 numbers as a benchmark. However, as I have pointed out, in the last three presidential elections, the winning candidate has won a percentage of the popular vote identical to or within 1% of the percentage of the popular vote for the House of Representatives in the election held two years before. In this case, the November 2010 results are very different from 2008. In 2008 Obama won 53% of the popular vote. In 2010 House Democrats won 45% of the popular vote.

    To gauge where the race is now in the various states I have prepared the following table. It lists the 16 states where Obama’s 2008 percentage was between 49% and 57%, ranked by Obama percentage. I have added Arizona, which the Obama campaign has reportedly been considering targeting; Obama got a higher percentage in Georgia and almost identical percentages to Arizona’s in South Carolina and South Dakota, but no one considers any of them to be in play.

    The first column of figures is Obama’s percentage in 2008. The second column is his percentage in the realclearpolitics.com average of recent polls (or the most recent results in states where RCP doesn’t calculate an average. An old rule of political interpretation is that an incumbent tends to get the same percentage in an election as he is getting in polls; 100% know him and if less than 50% say they’ll vote for him, he’ll tend to get less than 50%. Of course it’s entirely possible for an incumbent like Obama to run a few points better, there is a margin of error in polls and current polling is testing opinion at a point in time and it may change later. But I think Obama’s poll numbers are within reasonable range of being commensurate with the results of the 2008 and 2010 elections. The third column of figures shows the Democratic percentage for House of Representatives in 2010.

    (SEE LINK BELOW–CHART DID NOT LINE UP PROPERLY)

    The first thing to note is that Obama’s current percentage is closer to the 2010 Democratic percentage than to Obama’s 2008 percentage in every state but three. The exceptions are Nevada and Arizona, where the current Obama percentage is right in the middle of the two, and Florida, where the Democratic percentage in 2010 was very low because Democrats failed to contest three of the then 25 districts and because the Republican districting plan then in effect left few target seats for Democrats to seriously contest.

    Second, it’s worth noting that in only four states is Obama at 50% or 51%. It should be added that he leads Romney by double digits in New Jersey, New Mexico and Minnesota; for the moment, at least, those look pretty safe for Obama.

    However, and this is the third point, it’s pretty clear that Indiana, Missouri and Arizona, where Obama is polling in the low 40s, are out of reach for him as things stand now. The Democratic victory in the Arizona 8th district yesterday is surely less a reflection of opinion on issues generally than it is a tribute to the gallantry of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who campaigned in person for her former staffer.

    Finally, and this is the most important point, these numbers indicate that 11 of these 17 states are currently in play, in the sense that it’s reasonably easy to imagine either Obama or Romney carrying them: Michigan, Wisconsin, Nevada, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Iowa, Colorado, Virginia, Ohio, Florida, North Carolina. Obama carried every single one of them in 2008, when they had 148 electoral votes; they have 146 electoral votes this year. Without them, and without Indiana and the single electoral vote he won in Nebraska, Obama would win only 201 electoral votes and Romney would win 339.

    Republicans won the popular vote for the House in 2010 in every one of these states, and Obama is at the 50% mark in only one, Nevada. Perhaps more important, Obama’s current poll numbers in each one but Florida is closer to or equally far from the Democrats’ 2010 percentage in the House vote than Obama’s 2008 percentage. Although one suspects that the two candidates will split some of these 11 states, It’s possible to imagine Romney—or Obama—carrying every one of them.

    http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/michael-barone/596601

  168. I am re-posting a poem from my first (and only) post before mid-term elections.

    –Schadenfreude* becomes Freudenschade** (c)

    Schadenfreude, schadenfreude, after the DNC convention.
    Ever more schadenfreude after Obama’s election.

    Massachusetts’ insurrection, Brown’s election, hope for a new direction.
    Schadenfreude becomes freudenschade; good luck with mid term elections …

    … and if no course correction, so much for Obama’s re-election!!!

    *German loanword: loosely translated it means joy at someone else’s misery or failure.
    **Transposed variant of schadenfreude: loosely translated it means misery at someone else’s joy or success.

    TG

  169. So do you still think O-care is going to be struck down – at least the mandate portion of it? Are you saying you think the decision will be 5-4 instead of 6-3 to get rid of the mandate? Could you elaborate a bit on Ruth’s overstepping of the boundaries? (If you have time, of course. I ask because I would love to understand more about the process as you see it).
    ——————–
    That is my prediction, and it has been since the beginning. We will soon see if I am right. The deliberations of the Supreme Court are supposed to be secret. Every time the Obama Administration has been asked about certain matters, their standard response is we cannot comment on a pending case. That prohibition is especially applicable to judges in a case like this. She is commenting on the status of their internal deliberations.

    Here is an excerpt from a law review article on the subject:

    Attorneys tend to disagree with judges’ comments concerning the merits of pending cases – in the form of opinions, orders, or bench rulings – roughly fifty percent of the time. But as we ultimately conclude in this Article, there is strong cause to disagree with judges’ extrajudicial comments concerning the merits of pending cases, particularly those in the form of responses to criticism, approaching 100 percent of the time. That is indeed a strong conclusion, particularly because we believe that categorical rules generally should be rendered flexible for the sake of fairness. While we would reconsider our nearly categorical conclusion when presented with a compelling justification to do so, the discussion that follows suggests such reconsideration may be a long time coming; we identify in this Article several previously unidentified or unarticulated justifications for the longstanding ban against most, but not all, extrajudicial 2 comments.

    The primary problem is that by commenting on the merits of pending cases over which the judge is presiding, she is elevating her personal interests (most commonly, either self-aggrandizement or self-defense) over the interests of the parties or even the more abstract interests of justice. 3 Another problem with these extrajudicial comments in practice is that they result from, or at least are influenced by, ex parte contacts with the media – contacts that are unknown to, or at least practically uncorrectable by, the parties. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, because the likelihood of disqualification is so high when a judge extrajudicially …

    https://litigation-essentials.lexisnexis.com/webcd/app?action=DocumentDisplay&crawlid=1&srctype=smi&srcid=3B15&doctype=cite&docid=64+N.Y.U.+Ann.+Surv.+Am.+L.+559&key=5bcf6e6f27b28bc885345dfc05102f80

  170. DISAPPROVAL!

    RCP has Dickhead down, -1.2%. And this is where the only two positive polls for Obummer are older polls from like 3 weeks back.

  171. wbboei
    June 16th, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Thanks for your input on this, I was wondering when I read what Ruth gingsberg said about “sharply divided” what that would mean for the outcome of OTurdCare.

    I find it frightening that these 4, should it be a 5-4 decision, see no problems of forcing an american citizen to purchase a private product. I find this absolutely stunning that these 4’s “opinions” of basic freedom is anti-thesis to close to 60% of the american populance.

    And what if it goes the other way? Can a decision by a supreme ct whose decisions are their opinions be overturned by congress?? If they rule, yes, the US govt can force citizens to buy a private product, can congress, a new one, with a new president, overrule them with a new law overturning the old one?

  172. Thanks, wbboei.

    I was vaguely uncomfortable about Ruth’s comments and now I know why. This passage really helps clarify the magnitude of her comments.

    “…. by commenting on the merits of pending cases over which the judge is presiding, she is elevating her personal interests (most commonly, either self-aggrandizement or self-defense) over the interests of the parties or even the more abstract interests of justice.”

    AND

    “…these extrajudicial comments …result from, or at least are influenced by, ex parte contacts with the media.”

  173. My bar finally came through. Really difficult to open a small business(6 months) Place is in a blue collar town with a very high union population. People keep leaving me no obama pins with their tip. That has to be a good sign as I keep my politics to myself at work.

  174. henry
    June 16th, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Many congratulations. I agree, I had a very hard time getting $$ for any new business ventures. Best of luck with your new business.

  175. henry, hearty congratulations. wonderful news all the way around
    —————————————————————–
    Mayor Mikey sounds mad. Now he’s gonna hafta issue more edicts. Lookin more Presidential all the time, Mikey.

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg: Port Authority Wrong To Halt PATH Train Service During President Obama Visit « CBS New York
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – Mayor Michael Bloomberg says trains between New York and New Jersey should not have been halted because President Barack Obama was in town. Train service to and from the World Trade Center station was shut down for over three hours Thursday because of Obama’s visit to the trade center site. Obama went to the site to view what was once Ground Zero. The president then greeted construction workers who were among those building One World Trade Center. He also met with elected officials, including Bloomberg, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. During the tour, the president left his mark on Ground Zero forever by signing a beam that will be used to finish construction of the Freedom Tower. That beam was also signed by the First Lady, Cuomo, Christie and Bloomberg. Host John Gambling mentioned the shutdown during Bloomberg’s weekly radio show on WOR Friday.
    Gambling said the Secret Service wanted the trains halted. Bloomberg responded, “Well, you don’t have to say yes. This is our city.”
    Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman said that when dealing with the safety of the president and the first lady, the agency follows the recommendations of the Secret Service and its own police department. He said that’s “not negotiable” and “just common sense.”
    Do you think PATH service should have been shut down for President Obama’s visit? Sound Off below.
    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/06/15/bloomberg-port-authority-wrong-to-halt-path-train-service-for-obama-visit/

  176. The editor of our one surviving newspaper is scion of a family about whom it could be fairly said: “three generations of idiots is enough” per Justice Holmes.

    Therefore, it is hardly surprising that he would claim on the front page of the newspaper that college students are beside themselves with joy that messiah obama has called a halt to deportation of minors.

    Of course, since the editor’s name is Frank Blethan he fails to mention that with the cases backlogged as they are the chances of such a person being deported in face are akin to hitting the planet Pluto with a sling shot on a dark night blindfolded.

    And then you have an even worse rag, Politico, claiming that to the extent people would object, he is merely repeating what Marco Rubio said. Suddenly, after trying to disqalify him, Roger Simon et al cites him that something Obama is done is right.

    If Polico, and Idiot III, were not so corrupt, they would realize the problem here. It is not that a non-existent deportion has been suspended. Rather, it is the fact that, for crass political purposes, Obama has made an important concession to the left, which could have been used during the negotiation process to secure a better agreement.

    In an erie sense, it is the Middle East negotiation mistake all over again. There as here, there was a concession which was on the table, but should never have been given away unilaterally, and without getting something in return. The grand bargain in the middle east was to have been statehood in exchange for security, but Obama interceded in those negotiations, demanded that Israel agree to the 1967 borders as a pre-condition to negotiation, just as here he gave away a form of amnesty and got nothing in return except for the hope that it will support his unending campaign. He is the anti-Christ.

  177. tim
    June 16th, 2012 at 1:11 pm
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    Kennedy and Bryer have been the votes in play. Some suggested that Roberts would be the one, but I never believed that. Nano, Thomas and Alito were firm. I saw Kennedy as the firm fifth vote–and I still do. Some had hope for Breyer. But liberals have tried to portary him as the intellectual equal of Nano, which is a pure fantasy. He will not budge for love or money. And neither will the ideologue Ginzberg–who as you recall prefers the South African constitution to ours, and the two lightweight who owe their position to Obama, one of who was conflicted on this very case and never sat as a Judge prior to this. If the wanted a gay member on the court, they should have found themselves a competent one. And the last one sees life through racial eyes, and is a problem for that reason. She teeters on the edge of the critical legal thinking school, which seeks to upend the basis premise of our property rights and individual rights system. Is she was more intelligent, she would be dangerous with that attitude.

  178. wbboei, sorry for my ignorance, which justice is “Nano”? Is that the nickname for Scalia?

    I agree with you, Kennedy seemed very pointed about “changing the relationship between the state and individual”. But who know he might vote for this? I honestly don’t see even if it goes 5-4 to uphold, who would stand for this crap? The congress can overturn it and will, especially if its held up 5-4, but 9 people who are just expressing their opinions about basic rights of what a govt can do to its people.

  179. After the Franco Prussian War, the German government headed by Otto Von Bismark was challenged by the mob to deal with the defeated Monarch Louis Napoleon swiftly and ruthlessly. When asked about it at the time, he said public reaction always takes that line, e.g. the students cheering over Obamas cheap ploy. But that is not the issue for us. We must not meddle in the calling of nemesis or sit in judgment of our former enemy. The question for us is what best serves the future interests of Prussia: a badly used Napoleon or a well used Napoleon. And that his how we shall govern. With Obama it is the reverse. He would hang Napoleon in order to secure the cheap thrill of the crowd, and the need for government be damned.

  180. wbboei, sorry for my ignorance, which justice is “Nano”? Is that the nickname for Scalia
    —————
    Sorry. That is his nickname.

  181. tim
    June 16th, 2012 at 2:47 pm
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    All I can tell you is, until we are proven wrong, we must proceed on the assumption that judges will behave rationally–and consistent with the views they have expressed in the past. There are those who say Judges decide cases based on what they had for breakfast, there are studies which show that judges are less judicious as the days wear on, and there are even those who say that judges are simply politicians in black robes who serve for life and good behavior. I guess the analysis must done case by case, or more precisely judge by judge.

  182. Which set of taxpayers paying for this? Probably every one of us.

    100 to 200 cops to cover wedding of Obama adviser’s daughter | Washington Free Beacon
    BY: Washington Free Beacon Staff – June 15, 2012 2:49 pm
    Between 100 and 200 Chicago police officers will secure the perimeter at the Saturday wedding of Valerie Jarrett’s daughter, which President Obama and the first family will attend: ANCHOR ABC CHICAGO: President Obama and the first family will head to Chicago later today. Among the president’s plans is the wedding of Laura Jarrett, daughter of Obama senior adviser Valeire Jarrett. Chopper 7 HD flew over the backyard of the Kenwood home that will be hosting the wedding. According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago police will be providing security. It is being reported that between 100 and 200 police officers will help secure perimeter around the wedding.
    CBS Chicago reports the assignment comes amid recent violence in the city and a hot-weather forecast: The report comes in the wake of a spike in violence in Chicago – including a rash of shootings last weekend that killed nine people and wounded 53, and three headline-grabbing mob attacks on innocent people downtown and in River North and Streeterville. […] Sneed reports the officers will be pulled from all the city’s police districts, and that the federal government will not be reimbursing the city for the cost.
    Sneed points out that this weekend, the highs are expected to top out in the 90s – a condition that often leads to more spikes in violence.
    http://freebeacon.com/100-to-200-cops-to-cover-wedding-of-obama-advisers-daughter/

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