Contemptible! – America Needs A Platoon Of Special Prosecutors From Seal Team Six

This election cycle we are constantly astounded at the stupidity and cowardice from Republicans/conservatives. We are less surprised by the stupidity and hypocrisy from the Obama worship DailyKooks.

On the right side of the aisle the stupidity and cowardice manifests itself with pearl clutchers who gnaw their nails and upchuck their meals worrying that Barack Obama is so brilliant that he is setting a trap for them with his Executive Privilege claim. Not realizing that good governance is good politics these worrywarts faint every time they hear the Fast & Furious scandal gaining traction.

We recognize and have written that “On issue after issue, Mitt Romney should steer clear and stay focused on the economy (as he has mostly been doing).” But come on, the Fast & Furious scandal deserves thorough investigation as fast and furiously as possible.

Mittens should stay focused on the economy but congressional investigators should focus microscopes on the armaments the American government slithered to Mexican drug lords. But that will not be enough. We need a phalanx of Special Prosecutors to drain the White House swamp and ferret out the gangland capos roaming the halls of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

How many times do we have to say it? “Yup, It’s Well Past Special Prosecutor Appointment Time“, “Dump Obama Or Die Day, Part III – The Special Prosecutor Edition“, “Investigate, Investigate, Investigate, Prosecute, Prosecute, Prosecute, Imprison, Imprison, Imprison“, “Time For A Special Prosecutor To Investigate Barack Obama, Part II“. It’s the only thing that will work.

America needs Congress to investigate and legislate. In order to legislate laws designed to prevent a future Fast & Furious type horror the investigation(s) must be thorough?

But Congress cannot do it alone. Jay Carney will continue to lie and Obama will continue to bamboozle. Only under the threat that their statements will be subject to potential obstruction of justice charges will the White House gang lords and henchmen cease their public deceptions or at least pause as they contemplate prosecution.

Only by making Jay Carney fear he will learn about gay marriage at the tutelage of Bruno, currently residing in a federal penitentiary, will Jay stop streaming his lies. Hey, the fearsome threat worked during Watergate when John Dean feared a long stretch at the pen tethered to hubby Bruno. (“Newspapers in 1973 cited Nixon Administration aide John Dean’s fear of prison rape as motivation for his agreement to cooperate with Watergate prosecutors….”)

But Special Prosecutors in name only will not be enough. The Special Prosecutors will have to have ovaries of titanium or cojones of hardened steel. Paging Seal Team Six. Any of you guy/gals willing and able to join a prosecution task force?

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As to the stupidity and hypocrisy of the DailyKooks and other Obama worshipers, the stupidity comes from the very real possibility that Mitt Romney will be president soon and whatever power Obama grabs and expands to do ill, Mitt Romney will not surrender that power.

As to the hypocrisy, whatever happened to the DailyKook shouts of “unitary executive”? Remember? In 2007/2008 Hillary Clinton and John McCain (as well as anyone not named Barack Obama was denounced as proponents of the “unitary executive”. Now the DailyKooks applaud the “unitary executive”. Hypocrites.

The DailyKooks will lose this fight and the Republicans/conservatives who enjoy life underneath their mattresses will have to learn this is the right fight to fight. Not a full-time hypocrite, Jon Stewart is not exactly buying the executive-privilege claim:

Most, if not all, of Stewart’s viewers are hearing about Fast & Furious for the very first time – thanks Big Media for your round the clock protection of Barack Obama. But Stewart’s audience is hearing about Fast & Furious now. And it ain’t pretty:

Not a hypocrite, not a coward, not stupid, the Professor wonders aloud about Hillary Clinton and Fast & Furious:

“I have documented some of Hillary’s brand renovation exercises over the past year as she seeks to distance herself from Obama, whose “hope and change” polish has tarnished quite quickly over the past few months. It seems the more his brand falters, the more we see of Hillary. [snip]

As Obama’s recent assertion of Executive Privilege, brilliantly captured by Jon Stewart, hammers one more nail in the ho-hum “just like all the rest after all” coffin, Hillary continues to break out of the establishment mold. Where is she headed?



Hillary Clinton is the Secretary of State, for the time being, but even though Fast & Furious was about armaments crossing the border into Mexican drug lord cartels – Hillary Clinton is far far away from this death dealing scandal. Barack Obama used to be at least one degree of separation from the scandal.

Now Barack Obama is right in the middle of the killing of Brian Terry. The question now is “What did Barack Obama know, and when did he know it?” We need a team of Special Prosecutors to get us the answer.



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381 thoughts on “Contemptible! – America Needs A Platoon Of Special Prosecutors From Seal Team Six

  1. 2008 Hillary supporter Ed Rendell is now an Obama campaign surrogate. Rendell tries to pretend he likes Obama. Rendell is not very convincing. Rendell is not a very successful surrogate for Obama:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/06/top-democrat-media-gave-obama-a-free-pass-in-2008/

    “Former Governor Ed Rendell told the Free Beacon this week that the liberal media gave Barack Obama a “free pass” in 2008.
    The Free Beacon reported:

    A top Obama surrogate said the president will not have to worry about a swooning media or crowds overcome by fainting spells in 2012.

    “The media and the population saw him as this transformative figure [in 2008]; he was the first serious black candidate, a new, young, promising figure,” said former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell. “People have sobered to that; the newness has faded and people now see him as another practical politician.”

    Rendell is known for being blunt, a theme he touches on in his new book, A Nation of Wusses, and a trait that has gotten him in hot water on the campaign trail.

    In April, Rendell joined a chorus of disgruntled Democrats, including Newark Mayor Cory Booker and former President Bill Clinton, who dissented from the Obama campaign’s attacks on Republican nominee Mitt Romney’s record as a venture capitalist.

    He stood by that position in an interview with the Washington Free Beacon.

    “All we said was that the attacks on Bain were over the top and a few Democrats jumped on us for that,” he said. “But to be a good surrogate you need to be reasonable; the independents are not going to believe you’re credible if you try to just say, ‘My guy is an angel; that guy’s the devil.’”

    Rendell believes the media gave Obama a free pass in 2008, creating an environment in which the newly elected president received the Nobel Peace Prize nine months into his tenure—“a little ridiculous,” according to Rendell.

    “Reporters violated the rule of neutrality,” he writes in the book.

  2. “Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, is investigating Fast and Furious, as well as the alleged use of the case to advance gun regulations. “There’s plenty of evidence showing that this administration planned to use the tragedies of Fast and Furious as rationale to further their goals of a long gun reporting requirement. But, we’ve learned from our investigation that reporting multiple long gun sales would do nothing to stop the flow of firearms to known straw purchasers because many Federal Firearms Dealers are already voluntarily reporting suspicious transactions.”

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

    So what evidence did Grassley actually produce to show the administration PLANNING use “as rationale to further their goals of a long gun reporting requirement.”

    And isn’t it a little silly to accuse someone of planning to do something that wouldn’t have worked anyway?

    Still, I suppose a few people somewhere might have mused about such an effect. So that’s enough for Grassley and the writer. And the whole Watergate scandal was just a plot to sell better burglar alarms.

  3. admin,

    I have no sympathy for the Peggy Noonans, the Maureen Dowds, the David Brooks, the Chuck Todd’s and all the other shameful big Media types who shilled the longest and the loudest for the BS-artist in 2008.

    I am SICK and TIRED of having others well past their youth learn the horrible lessons of racebaiting BLT extremism on MY BACK.

    Rendell was always an HRC supporter and for that I give him a break. The rest can all rot in hell with the Queen of the Damned herself, Queen Obama.

    I’d love to see SEAL team members show up at the doors of any of those bozos. I want them all to answer for Brian Terry’s death, the 13 soldiers killed during the Fort Hood Massacre, the two servicemen killed in Arkansas by an American-Yemeni-Muslim convert.

    I want them to pray forgiveness for the lost lives of the SEAL Team Six members most likely murdered because of Bo’s loose lips.

    I want the women, especially, to watch videos of Afgahanisti girls being doused with acid to prevent them from going to school. To watch clips of Muslim women stoned and beheaded for Sharia law infractions. To have the facts of Islamic women’s lives shoved down their throats. Just 40% of Egypt’s women can read!

    I’ll Stop. Rant. Now.

  4. What are they hiding…..arrogance abounds.

    CBS: White House says ex-staffer can’t be questioned on Fast and Furious

    The White House said a former National Security staffer who communicated with ATF’s Special Agent in charge of “Fast and Furious” cannot be interviewed by Congressional investigators.

    The ATF Special Agent, Bill Newell, testified to Congress in July 2011 that he’s a longtime friend with then-White House National Security Staffer Kevin O’Reilly. The two emailed and talked on the phone during the controversial Fast and Furious gunwalking operation, according to documents and Newell’s testimony to Congress.

  5. “he was the first serious black candidate”

    ——
    If Obama was the first serious half black candidate, I would hate to think of how anti-serious the others were.

    So, the first half black, “clean enough” guy runs and the entire msm media and D party roll him over others and to the front of the line…while they totally try and destroy the best President they have had in decades and thumb their noses at the MOST POPULAR, RESPECTED, experienced politician and woman in our country.

    Those DNA cells from his black papa sure had magical powers.

  6. Obama Asks People Getting Married To Forgo Gifts, Ask Their Guests To Donate To His Campaign Instead…

    ——
    That is freakin’ unbelievable.

    Any idiot that does this should have their ability to vote and drive taken away because they are too stupid to make coherent decisions.

  7. Here’s a video of Hillary giving her bailout plan in 2008. Hint: it’s friendly to “keeping people in their homes”, as she wrote about later in 2008.


  8. CBS: White House says ex-staffer can’t be questioned on Fast and Furious
    —————————-
    It is the position of the White House that E-xectuive privilege can be asserted by or on behalf of anyone with an E in their name, therefore Newell is beyond the reach of Congress. They make it up as they go along.

  9. The corrupt Oblovinator is outrageous. We are tracking the campaign finances at http://www.MUR6142.com linked to Murphy’s Pumapac. 42% of the contributions are listed as “unitemized”, with a total of $261 million as of 5/31/12.

    Compared to the 2008 campaign, that was 31.3% unitemized, $318 million as of 5/31/08.

    Contributions down. Fraud up.

  10. It is the position of the White House that E-xectuive privilege can be asserted by or on behalf of anyone with an E in their name, therefore Newell is beyond the reach of Congress. They make it up as they go along.

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

    LOL! Of course, the E-priviledged person must belong to a party with an E in its name also.

  11. Of course, the E-priviledged person must belong to a party with an E in its name also.
    —————–
    Oh yes. Mea culpa. Great video of Hillary above.

  12. registering with OTurd for a wedding?

    wow, this is reaching new levels of creepyness. Wonder what levels of creepy they are going to reach?

  13. SHV

    Here is the story… as good as it gets connecting FnF to Obama and Holder…

    http://rbo2.com/2012/06/22/obama-knew-about-gun-walking-in-march-2009-how-high-up-the-food-chain-goes-the-cover-up/

    RBO2 is Brenda Elliot’s personal website..

    She is the co-author of several books on Obama currently on the NYTimes Best Seller list. You may recognize the titles.

    The co-authors Brenda Elliot and Aaron Klein, never publish any of their work unless it contains hard evidence with links to verified facts.

    “The Manchurian President”, “RED ARMY: The Radical Network That Must Be Defeated to Save America” and their latest book on Obama due out in August,
    “FOOL ME TWICE.”

    I have a brief summary of their latest book here:

    h… pumasunleashed.wordpress.com/2012/04/20/publication-date-august-14-2012-in-fool-me-twice-investigative-journalists-and-new-york-times-bestselling-authors-aaron-klein-and-brenda-j-elliott-reveal-the-detailed-blueprints-for-president-obam/

  14. For the stubborn Obots who think Grassley has gone off on some wackadoodle tangent re: Fast and Furious being used to justify gun restrictions, they may want to at least minimally educate themselves before spouting off in panic and ignorance:

    ATF officials didn’t intend to publicly disclose their own role in letting Mexican cartels obtain the weapons, but emails show they discussed using the sales, including sales encouraged by ATF, to justify a new gun regulation called “Demand Letter 3”. That would require some U.S. gun shops to report the sale of multiple rifles or “long guns.” Demand Letter 3 was so named because it would be the third ATF program demanding gun dealers report tracing information.

    On July 14, 2010 after ATF headquarters in Washington D.C. received an update on Fast and Furious, ATF Field Ops Assistant Director Mark Chait emailed Bill Newell, ATF’s Phoenix Special Agent in Charge of Fast and Furious:

    “Bill – can you see if these guns were all purchased from the same (licensed gun dealer) and at one time. We are looking at anecdotal cases to support a demand letter on long gun multiple sales. Thanks.” 

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-57338546-10391695/documents-atf-used-fast-and-furious-to-make-the-case-for-gun-regulations/

    Read the entire article. The gun shop owners were very concerned that they were being coerced into doing these sales, with no protection for blowback on THEM for having sold the guns.

    The various emails make it very clear that our govt FORCED gun shops to violate policy and sell outside the law, and had every intention of then turning around and using those bad sales as justification to crack down on the gun shops.

  15. “Bill – can you see ifthese guns were all purchased from the same (licensed gun dealer) and at one time. We are looking at anecdotal cases to support a demand letter on long gun multiple sales. Thanks.”

    This is scarcely evidence of the whole FF project from its beginning being designed by Ayers and Rev Wright and the European Elites for the sole purpose of promoting US gun control. It’s just after the fact musing by someone requesting info PERHAPS already collected, a by-product of the project, to support one specific extension of a specialized regulation.

    Of course the gun dealers would be suspicious, reasonably. But this is not evidence of such a major design.

    There’s plenty of REAL boobery, botch, and cover-up here without dissipating the effect by tinfoil ho hum.

  16. so give up wedding gifts and donate to Obama instead.

    ……………………………….

    What next, don’t give funeral wreaths, hand over first born child, put a child to work for Obama, donate your welfare check……..you think i may jest?
    What are these people on?

  17. Hoisted on own petard, someone should ask him?

    Call Holder! Obama Demands ID for Rally Entrances

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/06/23/Call-Holder-Obama-Demands-IDs-For-Rally-Entrance?

    At a recent Obama rally in Ohio, prospective attendees were told to brandish their photo IDs if they expected admittance to the rally. No word yet on whether Attorney General Eric Holder plans to file suit against the Obama campaign for infringing upon Ohioans’ right of peaceful assembly by way of a racist photo ID rule.

    Jessica Kershaw, the Obama campaign’s Ohio Press Secretary, confirmed in a statement to BuzzFeed that the campaign checked every supporter’s identification at the door.

    “We checked every ID at the door to make sure it matched with the name on the ticket that supporters filled out,” she said. “We did this for every person who came in.”

    Since President Obama sides with Holder in thinking it’s Racist™ for states to require photo identification to vote, he must be apoplectic at himself for discriminating against those who don’t get state-issued photo IDs. By asking for rally-goers to provide photo ID before entry, the Obama campaign is silently sanctioning the effectiveness of photo identification.

    What makes a rally different from voter integrity? What makes buying cigarettes, alcohol, renting a car, a hotel room, cashing a check, opening a bank account, membership at the Y, buying cold medicine, or entering a club any different? You check photo identification to protect the thing which such an exchange accesses and to confirm that you are the age you claim. Is a person’s vote less unworthy of protection than buying Sudafed — or attending an Obama rally?

  18. moononpluto
    June 23rd, 2012 at 8:15 am
    Hoisted on own petard, someone should ask him?

    Call Holder! Obama Demands ID for Rally Entrances

    —————
    Like I said before, at the party primary conventions, you do not enter or vote, unless you have the proper credentials. However, they do not want voter identification at the General election. Why? we know, as they have a lot of dead people, ineligible that they need to vote!

    I side with the Reps on this one, asking for ID is something we must do in the General Elections.

    Dems don’t believe in ID, except in their own preliminary elections where they want the party candidate to wind and they can count on the core to salute and vote the way they want, or at rallys where they don’t want to really face the voters.

  19. Well, the top 2 trending items are surprising. Guess BO discovering he’s reached that awkward stage where not all he does or allows is cute:
    Trending In Politics
    1 White House rebukes guests who flipped bird at Reagan portrait
    Facebook4k Twitter489
    2 Politico reporter suspended after racial comment on Romney
    Facebook102 Twitter81
    3 Dems avoid, Republicans slam Pelosi theory on Holder contempt push
    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/06/22/activists-photographed-flipping-bird-to-reagan-portrait-at-white-house/?test=latestnews

  20. As I’ve been saying since 2000, the Oval Office is not finishing school, and the nation is so disadvantaged for certain elites of both parties who’ve forced the inept upon us.

  21. I hope he is paying the bill for this travel for his campaign staff…..

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77744.html

    The all-consuming hunt for donors has led President Barack Obama’s campaign to England. And France. And China.

    Obama is tapping the network of American citizens living outside the 50 states more than any other presidential campaign has before, with more than a dozen bundlers who have pledged to raise as much as $4.5 million.

    The president’s overseas power centers include London, where high-powered execs like Warner Bros. Josh Berger and Anthony Gardner of Palamon Capital Partners have promised to deliver as much as $500,000 each to the campaign, and Shanghai, where businessman and Technology for Obama co-Chairman Robert Roche has committed to bringing in more than $500,000.

    It’s all legal — the donors are American citizens who pay U.S. taxes — and the net income to the campaigns is paltry compared the hundreds of millions of dollars raised stateside. Presidential campaigns have long taken in campaign donations from expats and people living in U.S. territories, but Obama’s campaign is focusing on those donations more than ever.

    In 2008, Obama reported having seven bundlers outside the 50 states committed to raising as much as $2.3 million, with the dough rolling in at events like a George Clooney-headlined fundraiser in Geneva. Meanwhile, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) took in $610,000. And in 2004, presidential campaigns took in just under $910,000 total from Americans living abroad.

    “You’ve got to do it because it’s money you need, but it’s the same as a fundraiser in a small town in America,” said Jack Oliver, who helped create President George W. Bush’s fundraising strategy in 2000 and 2004, of holding fundraisers abroad. “It’s not a game changer in resources, but it is money you don’t want [to] leave on the table.”

    As of early June Obama had received more than $455,000 in political contributions outside the 50 states this cycle, according to the Federal Election Commission records, and a campaign official told POLITICO that there could be even more U.S. bundlers from abroad before the November election.

    Mitt Romney, meanwhile, had received just less than $144,000 in campaign contributions outside the 50 states, according to FEC records. Several supporters said he’s expected to attend a fundraiser in London when he travels there for the Olympics this summer.

    The Romney campaign doesn’t publicly list its bundlers and did not respond to questions regarding his fundraising efforts abroad.

    Last July, the former Massachusetts governor attended a $2,500-per-person fundraiser in London hosted by high-powered politicos like hedge fund manager Louis Bacon and New York Jets owner Woody Johnson. Dwight Poler, an executive with Bain Capital, the firm Romney previously worked for, and Raj Bhattacharyya, managing director at Deutsche Bank, also co-hosted the event.

    Obama hasn’t attended the foreign fundraisers personally, but campaign and senior White House officials will continue to build up their frequent flier miles before Election Day.

    “He has a world perspective that I think is important in today’s interconnected age to ensure the U.S. stays in the lead,” said Vicki Hansen, the Luxembourg-based international vice chairwoman for Democrats Abroad, an arm of the Democratic Party. “We can’t work in isolation or with blinkers on.”

    Drinks and canapés were on the menu for an Obama campaign event June 11 in Zurich’s Old Town with former deputy White House Chief of Staff Mona Sutphen — suggested donation $500 per person, or a “special rate” of $150 for young professionals 30 and under.

    “Mona is an extraordinarily accomplished and engaging woman, who will speak about her experience as one of the President’s closest and most trusted advisers, and share her insights into the current state of the re-election campaign,” according to a DNC invite posted on the Democrats Abroad site.

    Valerie Jarrett’s senior aide, Michael Strautmanis, is scheduled to attend a July 4 fundraiser in Paris, according to a Paris Professionals for Obama Facebook page. Strautmanis is touted on the site as a “close personal friend of the President and First Lady, and currently Deputy Assistant and Counselor for Strategic Engagement to the Senior Advisor!”

    “If you’re an American professional in Paris and you’d love to help Obama win in 2012, this might be your chance,” the Facebook post said.

    Obama campaign manager Jim Messina was the main guest at fundraisers last October in Geneva and at the London home of American actress Gwyneth Paltrow and her husband Chris Martin, the lead singer of Coldplay. Obama opinion research director David Simas visited the famous House of Glass on Paris’ Left Bank for a cocktail reception in late March with suggested contributions of $500-$1,500. And Obama campaign attorney and former White House general counsel Bob Bauer attended a Geneva fundraiser with $100-$250 suggested donations and a $35,800 maximum contribution limit.

    Democrats Abroad is also working to get Obama reelected with a voter registration drive that highlights the narrow victory margins — well within the number of overseas voters — for Democratic Sens. Al Franken, Mark Begich and Jon Tester. The group is on a 27-city, 13-country bus tour through mid-July to register voters, with stops in Rome, Barcelona and Berlin.

    Americans living in Paris also hosted a Gershwin tribute concert earlier this month, and London-based ex-pats organized a “Baroque Obama” musical fundraiser in April.

    Of course there are limits: Democrats Abroad considered holding a fundraiser last month in conjunction with the Cannes Film Festival but decided against it because of the negative optics.

    Americans who can’t even vote in the general election also are filling Obama’s coffers.

    Puerto Rico lawyer Andres Lopez has signed on to deliver more than $500,000 in campaign cash, for example.

    Obama also is doing well in the U.S. Virgin Islands, where attorney Marjorie Roberts is a national finance committee member and bundler who has committed to raise $200,000-$500,000.

    “I’d like to see President Obama succeed,” said Douglas Capdeville, an attorney and New Jersey native who has been living in the Virgin Islands since the 1950s. “We follow him. We are very proud of him. We truly believe he means very well. It’s just the acrimony in the Congress. He can’t get his programs and proposals passed.”

    Capdeville wrote Obama a $2,500 check last September; he also gave $2,300 in 2008.

    Virgin Island Democrats aren’t expecting Obama to make a trip this cycle; he did visit in 2007 during the Democratic primaries and again for vacation in 2008. But local organizers are hoping to get a surrogate visit timed with any stops in Puerto Rico. Locals who want an up-close look at Obama are also encouraged to make the two-hour flight to attend fundraisers when the president and his team are in South Florida or in East Coast cities.

    Republicans Abroad Executive Director Cynthia Dillon said GOPers abroad are attuned to what’s happening in the states and they will be active, especially at the polls this fall. The group, which doesn’t raise money, is focused on registering voters abroad.

    “I think Americans living overseas, everybody, is very concerned about where we are heading,” Dillon said. “It has a ripple effect. People are worried, even if they are there for a long time. They still have relatives here or they still send their kids to school [in the U.S.].”

  22. Who hires these psycho’s for customer service.

    Del Taco Worker Allegedly Stabs Customer Who Complained About His Order

    Authorities say an employee at a fast-food drive-thru window in Southern California stabbed a customer after a dispute over his order.

    A Riverside County sheriff’s statement Friday said the man complained about his order to 28-year-old Gabriel Villalba, who worked at Del Taco in Hemet, shortly before 2 a.m. Thursday.

    The statement says the confrontation escalated until Villalba stabbed the customer in the abdomen with a knife.

    The customer, whose name was not released, was driven to the hospital by friends. His injury is serious but not considered fatal.

    Villalba was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and is being held on $25,000 bail.

    Deputies did not know if he had hired an attorney and there were no local phone listings in Villalba’s name.

    http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/06/22/del-taco-worker-allegedly-stabs-customer-who-complained-about-his-order/

  23. Egypt about to go batshit crazy.

    Ahmed Shafik, who served as Egyptian prime minister under Hosni Mubarak, will be announced as the winner of the country’s presidential runoff election on Sunday evening, Egpytian daily Al-Ahram reported Friday, citing government sources.

    Al-Ahram quoted a source in the current Egyptian government as saying Shafik will be declared victor with 50.7 percent of the vote.

    Both Shafik and rival candidate Mohamed Morsy of the Muslim Brotherhood have previously declared themselves the winner of the runoff election.

    The results of the election were originally scheduled to be announced on Thursday, but the announcement was delayed as Egypt’s electoral commission investigated charges of fraud lodged by both sides.

    http://www.jpost.com/VideoArticles/Video/Article.aspx?id=274852

  24. Obama got scared of Latino’s with forks.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/06/22/Confiscated-Obama-Afraid-Latinos-Will-Attack-Him-With-Forks-At-Luncheon?

    Judging from Obama’s actions at this years National Association of Latino Elected Officials (NALEO) luncheon, Obama’s newest fear is Latinos with forks. Obama had the Secret Service confiscate all the dinner forks from the participants at the June 22 event held in Orlando, Florida.

    Several participants Tweeted that butter knives were banned outright and forks were confiscated as soon as the diners finished eating and before the President entered the room to speak.

    The attendees were elected officials and their staffs, not just the average Jose off the street. Nevertheless, Obama took away their forks as if they were inmates at a prison. Many of these elected officials are probably wondering why the president was concerned for his safety.

    Dan Amira of New York Magazine showed photos of the many times Obama has been in a room with “fork wielding strangers.” If a republican president had done the same thing, it would have been treated as prima facie evidence of racism.

    The obvious mistrust that Obama has for these elected Latino officials will go practically unnoticed by the Old Media as it chugs along aboard the Obama express.

    ………………………

    Of course ship guns illegally to Mexico but god forbid they should have cutlery.

  25. why would they take away fork and knives? and these are not random people off the street, what a moron and a racist!

  26. Forks. Obama alsoapparently leary of subways although that would be understandable. The following precautionary move was attributed to his SS: Flag Day when he was in NY for fundraisers and stopped at WTC literally for a few minutes, all PATH trains to and from subway station there were cancelled between hours of 3 & 6 PM. Cannot even begin to imagine the breadth of inconvenience to “folks”.

  27. admin
    June 23rd, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Obama to Latinos: “Fork You!”

    ……………………………….

    and there is a headline if you ever needed one.

  28. Gotta agree with Gov Jindal.

    “From “Morning Joe” today, here is Gov. Bobby Jindal making the point that President Obama is simply unable to run on his record, and is therefore, trying to run against former President George W. Bush:
    “Now all of a sudden he’s trying to run against President Bush, eight years too late for that. He’s offering the same old policies and now trying to divide us based on class lines, on race lines, on gender lines, and any lines to help him get re-elected, so, absolutely I think the American people aren’t better off.””

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/06/22/bobby-jindal-obama-is-running-against-bush-and-its-only-about-eight-years-too-late-for-that/

  29. The DNC convention this year is going to turn out to be a serious opportunity… for ticket scalpers. The list of folks who won’t be coming from the Left side of the aisle continues to grow. We already saw US Senator Joe Manchin, Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin and U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall taking a pass. We later reported that Mark Critz had … err.. scheduling conflicts. And now, long time friend of Hot Air the Lady Logician checks in from Utah and finds that the state’s only prominent, national level Democrat is otherwise occupied on the date of the big shindig.

    Today’s domino….Utah Rep. Jim Matheson.

    Rep. Jim Matheson (D-Utah) will skip the Democratic National Convention, making him the latest in a string of conservative Democrats to take a pass on the party confab.

    All have stated pressing business back in the district and that is not completely false. Every single one is facing a challenge for their seat. Some challenges (Matheson and Manchin) are closer than others (Owens and Hochul), but the challenges are tighter than they would have normally been just because of the down economy. Couple that with the party association that they share with a President who is growing increasingly UNpopular with voters and you can see why the delegates that also have to face the voters themselves are taking a step or 5 away from the top of the ticket.

    So what prompted this? A family emergency? The upcoming marriage of a family member? Apparently not.

    “I’ll be spending my time this summer and fall doing my job in Congress and visiting with and listening to people in Utah,” Matheson told The Daily. “I won’t be traveling to North Carolina.”

    Matheson is running in the most heavily Republican district of any Democrat in the House — the newly drawn district would have given President Obama just 41 percent of its vote in 2008. He’s routinely broken with his party, voting against their healthcare reforms as well as climate change legislation, though he’s said he’ll vote for Obama in the fall.

    At this point, it’s honestly surprising that Matheson is willing to publicly admit he’ll be voting for Obama, but I suppose there are some rivers one simply can not cross. There’s something to be said for a guy who can win on a ticket in that part of Utah with a “D” behind their name, but it’s never a sure thing. And clearly he doesn’t want to be associated with the big party in September if he plans on keeping his seat.

    What will this do to his fundraising? Stay tuned and we shall see.

  30. tim
    June 23rd, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Shadowfax, not sure if you are online, but I know you have been trying to get the details of the CA undemocratic primaries…I found this story with particulars of at least one area in CA

    ———-
    Thanks so much Tim.

    So far it seems only Sacto has any results of this kind, leading me to believe this election was terrible for Dear Leader, with only 30% of Dems voting at all.

  31. I hope this Matheson rep is kicked out and Mia Love, a very successful mayor in UT (and she would be the first AA woman rep in congress), wins over Jim Matheson, the same man who was going to go visit the WH for a “talk” with OTurd in 2010 about his vote for the unhealthcare law, which concidencetically was the same time Matheson’s brother was being offered a judgeship in UT by OTurd.

  32. Shadowfax
    June 23rd, 2012 at 11:41 am

    Sure thing 🙂 I have family in that area and I asked them to be on the lookout for any info they get, while they are dems, they did not vote for Barry in those primaries, they were pretty stunned, that in the official reports, it says “100%” for the Dear Leader. It appears that was not the case and the dem officials are trying to hide, just like 2008, don’t like the results, change it.

  33. Morning funnies on Big Pink
    Great, with my first Saturday cup of coffee
    +++++++++++++++

    admin
    June 23rd, 2012 at 11:26 am

    Obama to Latinos: “Fork You!”

    ……………………………….
    moononpluto
    June 23rd, 2012 at 11:29 am

    and there is a headline if you ever needed one.

  34. “though he’s said he’ll vote for Obama in the fall.”

    Riiight, so vote for a man who’s policies you “supposedly” don’t support, and that your constitutents definitely do not support. Idiot.

  35. admin
    June 23rd, 2012 at 11:26 am
    Obama to Latinos: “Fork You!”
    ————————-

    Good One!
    —————
    If only 30% of the Dems voted in the Primary, and 10% left the name blank, that means only 20% actually voted for O. Sounds terrible to me.

  36. Half asleep as I was reading about the no forks post, I thought, ahhhhh, some blog is just blowing this out of proportion…

    Then the visual person that I am saw the video…

    http://www.politico.com/politico44/2012/06/forkless-friday-at-obama-event-127056.html

    I wonder if the Secret SleepsWithLadiesOfTheNight Service takes away utensils at other big wig dinners?

    Did they collect knives and forks from:

    Hollywood dinners?
    Black caucus dinners?
    Dinners with white folks?
    Bitter clingers dinners?
    Dinners at the WhiteHouse?
    How about in Hawaii where he often bought shaveIce. shaved by some other means then a sharp object?

    I remember the coconuts removed from trees and above ground tunnels built to protect Him in other countries.

    Yipes, he has really gone off the deep end. He should get out of office as soon as possible so he can have a normal life of playing golf and bball on our dime for the rest of his freakin’ life on our dime!

  37. moononpluto
    June 23rd, 2012 at 10:32 am

    Who hires these psycho’s for customer service.

    Del Taco Worker Allegedly Stabs Customer Who Complained About His Order
    ———————–
    Moon, there is precedent:

    Not a Joke.

    JESSIE JACKSON BRAGS ABOUT SPITTING INTO WHITE PEOPLE’S FOOD.

    Life Magazine | November 29th, 1969

    … Sometimes he preaches on the legacy of slavery, and one senses that as he stands up there, his eyes ablaze, arms flailing, neck veins rigid, he is feeling every lash of every old whip. During these sermons Jackson sweats profusely, the only visible symptom of sickle-cell trait, a chronic blood disease that saps his stamina but which he ignores in the drama of the moment. Jackson talks about himself at these meetings. Once he told of his days as a waiter at the Jack Tar Hotel in his home town of Greenville, S.C. Just before leaving the kitchen he would spit into the food of white patrons he hated and then smilingly serve it to them. He did this, he said, “because it gave me psychological gratification.” It was something everybody in the audience understood.

  38. Only 34% of Americans belive OTurd is a Christian, me? I think OTurd real religion is Barry Obama.

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

    Definitely!

  39. Shadowfax
    June 22nd, 2012 at 5:11 pm
    Obama Asks People Getting Married To Forgo Gifts, Ask Their Guests To Donate To His Campaign Instead…

    ——
    That is freakin’ unbelievable.

    Any idiot that does this should have their ability to vote and drive taken away because they are too stupid to make coherent decisions.

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

    i hope some PAC makes a string of ads ridiculing the lows O has gone to to get money…dinners, anna W, now give your wedding gifts to him…how embarrassing…his arrongance knows no shame

    just give, give, give to him…he does not give a damn about you…

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

    Tim, I like the MR ad you posted above, however, imho, I wish they would use a voiceover instead of just the printed words when they respond…if people are only hearing it, they give too much attention to O with no counter

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

    I would like to hear a full accounting of where the money is from the ‘fast and furious’ transactions…the congress should make Justice and ATF account for every single nickel and dime…or has that money disappeared like the bundles of money we sent over to Iraq just vanished?

    I know they can still fake it, but they should be made to account for everything…sounds like trading guns…for $$$ to me…gun deals…drug deals and they keep the borders weak while the cartels get stronger and stronger…

    heck, just sue Arizona while the guns go into Mexico…

  40. Now, here’s a more likely motive for FF:

    “I would like to hear a full accounting of where the money is from the ‘fast and furious’ transactions…the congress should make Justice and ATF account for every single nickel and dime…or has that money disappeared like the bundles of money we sent over to Iraq just vanished?

    I know they can still fake it, but they should be made to account for everything…sounds like trading guns…for $$$ to me…gun deals…drug deals [….]

  41. NewMexicoFan and Tim the actual numbers of people in California who did vote for “The One” was actually about 15%. If only 30% of Democrats got out and voted did a fully 15% of that 30% not vote for Obama? If that is really the case then he REALLY is in big trouble. Maybe wishes to come true. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if Hillary was nominated at the convention because they find Obama has no chance of winning? I loved that video of her swearing in Mike Hammer! Her cackle sounds like she’s having fun and it’s beautiful music to my ears.

    I posted this in the article before this one:

    Here are some numbers I found for California’s state capitol (Sacramento). I kind of have a feeling it was pretty much across the board the same in California. The headline was Nearly 15% of California Democrats Shun Obama.

    http://patdollard.com/2012/06/nearly-15-percent-of-california-democrats-shun-obama/

    Excerpted from THEDC: More than 13,000 Sacramento County Democrats skipped over President Barack Obama’s name and either left their presidential ballots blank or wrote in a candidate at last Tuesday’s primary.

    About 85,000 Democrats and 5,000 decline-to-state voters took a ballot. Close to 8,000 voters left the ballot blank and 5,300 wrote in a candidate. Thirty percent of registered Democrats voted, and 32 percent of registered Republicans voted.

  42. Admin, that video you posted “Afterburner with Bill Whittle: Follow the Ideology” is VERY powerful. It really brought home to me the point that because both BO and Holder want gun control they were willing to actually sacrifice people to achieve their ideological goal. There are more than 300 dead people because of what they want to achieve and to them it is just a should shrug. How much more evil can people get and the Democrats that are defending this whole F&F setup are just despicable. This is so much worse than Watergate and I can’t believe how people are these days. To most people this whole debacle is just like water off a ducks back. There is absolutely no outrage because it is a Democrat president in office. I can’t even imagine what it would be like if it was a Republican president that did this. That guy Bill Whittle is right. If it was a Republican in office, the masses would physically drag him out of the White House. What happened to the Democrat party I used to know? It’s nothing like it was when I was a young woman.

  43. I listened to part of the Whittle video, but he lost me with “Community Organizers don’t care about money, so it must be [sincere] ideology.” LOL!

  44. moononpluto
    June 23rd, 2012 at 11:37 am

    Matheson is running in the most heavily Republican district of any Democrat in the House — the newly drawn district would have given President Obama just 41 percent of its vote in 2008. He’s routinely broken with his party, voting against their healthcare reforms as well as climate change legislation, though he’s said he’ll vote for Obama in the fall.
    &&&&

    a) I like that he had to actually clarify that he’ll be voting for Obama…(even musician Jackson Browne said he wasn’t going to raise a penny for the guy who broke his (political) heart, but clarified that he had no choice but to vote for a Democrat in November)

    b) For all these Dems who are skipping Obama’s re-coronation, we see that their political IQ tells them that association with Obummer is a death sentence; they are running from his Devil’s Coattails (the coattails that pull you down, instead of over the finish line). These same instincts might come into play when the House votes on Boehner’s contempt of congress vote for Holder. I would not be too surprised to see under-the-bus Dems fuck things up for Obummer. What next, impeachment???

  45. yheitman, I tried and tried and could not find similar numbers for Obama’s primary results here in NJ. The lametastic excuse was “not reported due to unchallenged race”, or something to that effect.

  46. Tying FF to gun control is a waste of FF. Better tie it to Obama’s Kill List, his posturing about the bin Laden operation, etc.

    The Kill List is what needs more publicity.

  47. turndownobama
    June 23rd, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Now, here’s a more likely motive for FF:
    &&&&&

    Hmmm, that too is a possible motive.

    Flash back to 2009:

    Holder: “Hello, Mr. President. Or can I call you Preezy? I know this is going to sound a little, well…sick…”

    Oturd: “Go on…you had me at hello”.

    Holder: “In order to get you re-elected, which is going to be tough, now that you are no longer a mystery shrouded in an enigma coated with obfuscatory paint. I mean, you’re the fucking president. We can’t exactly hide you in plain site.”

    O: “Yeah, that whole paper trail, voting “present”, no longer an option. What about a 23 month vaca…no, that won’t be acceptable either”.

    Holder: “So we’re going to need LOTS of launde…I mean, ‘cleverly raised’ funding. And we’re going to need a few lightning rod distraction issues.”

    O: “You have an idea, I can tell”.

    Holder: “Under Bush, they did this gun-walking thing, trying to build a case against bigger gun dealers, and more specifically dealing the Mexican drug cartels. What if we dump a whole bunch of serious ass guns down there, they can shoot each down, and we’ll have a ‘gun control’ issue that we can hold over the Republicans in 2012. Plus, we can pull in some chump change from the sales.”

    Oturd: “Wait. What if something goes out of control? Maybe one of our border agent catches a bullet?”

    Holder: “Well, duh, obviously we deny, deny, deny. What are they going to do, hold me in contempt of Congress? Impeach the president? Heck, the Republicans don’t even have control of either the House or Senate, and I don’t think they’ll take either in 2010. So no one has to know about this. Just like the many other ‘initiatives’ we have in place to make sure you are a two termer, and I get on the Supreme Court”.

    O: “I knew there was some reason the Clintons had anything to do with you; you think on your feet, and you are thorough.”

    Holder: “Don’t forget, we NEVER had this conversation”.

    O: “We’ve been talking about the Chicago Bulls for the past five minutes.”

  48. turndownobama
    June 23rd, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Tying FF to gun control is a waste of FF. Better tie it to Obama’s Kill List, his posturing about the bin Laden operation, etc.

    The Kill List is what needs more publicity.
    &&&&&

    True, “gun control” is a good thing. “Kill lists” deserve you a trial in front of the Hague.

  49. rgb44hrc – I found this:

    or PRIMARY ELECTION 06/05/2012 Election
    Name
    Address
    Party
    County
    Slogan
    Tally
    BARACK OBAMA
    P.O. BOX 8102 CHICAGO, IL 60680
    Democratic
    ATLANTIC BERGEN BURLINGTON CAMDEN CAPE MAY CUMBERLAND ESSEX GLOUCESTER HUDSON HUNTERDON MERCER MIDDLESEX MONMOUTH MORRIS OCEAN PASSAIC SALEM SOMERSET SUSSEX UNION WARREN
    6,046 30,628 12,260 13,945
    1,607 512 48,157 7,561 18,751 1,910 12,054 19,168 11,687 7,778 7,579 24,276 2,175 4,043 1,769 24,228 1,469
    TOTAL 257,603

    Sounds like a total of 257,603 people voted for Obama out of all of the above counties. I don’t know what percentage that is against the total number of registered Dems in New Jersey but it doesn’t sound like a lot. One article I read said they only expected 20% of people to vote.

    Here is the chart I found:

    http://www.nj.gov/state/elections/2012-results/2012-unofficial-primary-results-president-0606-415.pdf

  50. The Kill List is what needs more publicity.
    &&&&&

    True, “gun control” is a good thing. “Kill lists” deserve you a trial in front of the Hague.

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

    Exactly. Both sides agree against Kill Lists (when they hear about it).

  51. Great post, as usual, Admin.

    One note:

    Only by making Jay Carney fear he will learn about gay marriage at the tutelage of Bruno,….

    Gay marriage isn’t about rape.

  52. yheitman
    June 23rd, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Excellent find. I found 2008 NJ numbers:

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2008/president/democratic_vote_count.html

    2008:

    Obama: 501,372 43.9%
    Clinton: 613,500 53.8%

    2012:
    Obama: 257,603
    Not Obama: ???

    I know at least two people, myself and my wife, who voted “nobama”. It would be stunning to believe that we’d be the only two…

    If 2008 numbers were in effect, almost 50% of Hillary supporters did not support Obama, ergo, roughly 25% of the Democrats either sat home in Nov. 2008, or crossed over to vote Republican (I did, for THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE).

    Now, four years later, with the country in disarray, and the Democratic party in tatters, how likely is it that things are more positive for Oturd?

    So if we roughly assume 25% of Democrats still don’t like him, if not more, than perhaps 80,000 voters wrote in someone else, or deliberately left it blank (to symbolize his “leadership style”).

  53. RASMUSSEN LATEST POLL, THE STENCH OF A DYING CANDIDACY:

    Ignore the overall +0.5% in Obummer’s job approval, because of the +9 Bloomberg outlier.

    BTW, a Yahoo headline from yesterday was COMPLETELY misleading: “Obama pulls ahead with double digit lead”. It was double digit in yet again, the fuckin’ Bloomberg poll. Apparently, they ask biased questions, THEN oversample Dems. Not to be trusted.

    Aside from Bloomberg,notice Fox’s +4 is 3 weeks old:

    RCP Avg 6/3 – 6/22 47.9 47.4 +0.5
    Gallup 6/20 – 6/22 46 46 Tie
    Rasmuss6/20 – 6/22 44 54 -10 <== hah!!
    Bloomberg 6/15 – 6/18 53 44 +9 < == bullshit
    AP/GfK 6/14 – 6/18 49 48 +1
    Pew Res. 6/7 – 6/17 47 45 +2
    Reuters 6/7 – 6/11 47 50 -3
    FOX News 6/3 – 6/5 49 45 +4

  54. Whipple is right. Obama is not a democrat and he is not a liberal. He is a Bolshevik and, therefore, a willful destroyer of worlds. Look at the people he associates with–Ayers, Wright, Holder. Look at the way he is undermining the constitution. Look at the way he uses race and class warfare. Look at the way he is arrogating all power unto himself. What we are seeing here is a revolutionary figure financed by bit money who seeks to promote world revolution.

    Many Americans are ignorant as swans when it comes to recognizing these things. They have no institutional memory. The believe what big media tells them implicitly and refuse to consider the possibility that they are being lied to. They conflate what Obama does with traditional democrat doctrine, while he boils their frog. And they refuse to open their eyes to the fact that he is dragging us down one of those paths which lead only to despair and from which no one ever returns. Orwell sums up Obama perfectly:

    “The Party (Obama) seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power. Not wealth or luxury or long life or happiness: only power, pure power. What pure power means you will understand presently. We are different from all the oligarchies of the past, in that we know what we are doing. All the others, even those who resembled ourselves, were cowards and hypocrites. The German Nazis and the Russian Communists came very close to us in their methods, but they never had the courage to recognize their own motives. They pretended, perhaps they even believed, that they had seized power unwillingly and for a limited time, and that just round the corner there lay a paradise where human beings would be free and equal. We are not like that. We know that no one ever seizes power with the intention of relinquishing it. Power is not a means; it is an end. One does not establish a dictatorship in order to safeguard a revolution; one makes the revolution in order to establish the dictatorship. The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power.”

  55. The Arbitrator spoke with a senior administration official last summer. He told the arbitrator that power corrupts, but absolute power is “pretty neat”.

  56. rgb44hrc I voted Republican for the first time in 2008. I did a lot of soul searching but when Obama and his supporters continued trashing Hillary and Bill, I paid them back by giving them a revenge vote. I also did an awful lot of internet searches on Obama and discovered early on that he was a liar, con man, ass hat, and had absolutely no experience. The stuff he did and he let his supporters do to Hillary made me hate him enough to vote Republican. I’m doing it again in November. ABO.

  57. Yeah, 2008 was the first time for me (and my wife) to vote Republican. We also donated to a Repub for the first time (certainly in modest amounts, not like the Obama-cult worshipping celebs foolishly doling out $40,000 a plate to hob-nob with other foolish celebs like Anna Wintour and SJP, who must work real hard to delude themselves into thinking, “Obama is doing good for the country and for the Democrats”.

    With Obama not yet impeached by 2010, I still voted against Dems locally (Obummer wasn’t on the ticket, at least not overtly).

    Obama and the Chicago gang took a life-time Dem and somewhat liberally oriented environmentalists, and made him a Bitter, Clingy, Obama-punishing free thinking independent, who’ll continue to vote for Repubs until if/when the Democratic party purges the scum.

    To quote Reagan, “I didn’t leave the Democratic party, they left me.”

    I’ll consider them again when they make important changes, and put that nice SoS as the leader of their party. Hey, why wait until 2016???

  58. foxyladi14
    June 23rd, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Obama is getting desperate.
    I think he knows he is going to lose.
    &&&&&

    Agreed, foxyladi14, declaring “executive privilege” was certainly something they didn’t want to have to do only a few months before the election.

    And let’s not forget, the Republican Super PACs are going to craft a series of brutal ads, starting…any minute…all the way through November. These ads will contrast Obummer complaining about executive privilege, until he became desperate enough to be concerned about the F&F scandal.

    Much worse than Watergate. And Watergate was after the election.

    If Obama isn’t removed from office by impeachment/removal, the voters will the honor of removing him.

  59. Flash back to 2009:

    Holder: “So we’re going to need LOTS of launde…I mean, ‘cleverly raised’ funding. And we’re going to need a few lightning rod distraction issues.”

    O: “You have an idea, I can tell”.

    Holder: “Under Bush, they did this gun-walking thing, trying to build a case against bigger gun dealers—“

    MICHELLE: “What, Bush wanted a case against gun dealers? Bush supported some gun control? Nonsense.”

    H: “Okay, we don’t mention that, the Bush fans would explode.”

    H: “– but more specifically dealing the Mexican drug cartels. What if we dump a whole bunch of serious ass guns down there, they can shoot each down, and we’ll have a ‘gun control’ issue that we can hold over the Republicans in 2012. Plus, we can pull in some chump change from the sales.”

    JARRETT: “Money yes. But as to a gun issue, we’ve got plenty of those, right here. Just every time another nut shoots up a crowd, we blame it on some Republican’s campaign map.”

    H: “But you don’t get credit for the nut. The anti-gun lobby won’t thank you for that.”

    O: “I can take credit for anything.”

    H: “Taking credit for the gun wars in Mexico will be easy.”

    CAROLINE KENNEDY: “I don’t like it. The ends don’t justify the means. We liberals learn that in Ivy League.”

    MICHELLE: “Well, maybe we could actually get a new rule passed about gun reporting in big shops by the border, that would impress the urban white guilt limousine liberal anti-gun voters.”

    O: “What, actually DO something for my base? Naw, not my style. We’ll just pass some empty law labeled ‘gun reform’ that really rolls it back to something the GOP proposed in the 90s.”

    JARRETT: “And we don’t need any stinkin’ gun-running in Mexico to pass a fake bill with the GOP secretly supporting it. Worked with UHC, worked with Lily Ledbetter….”

    O: “Still, that’s too much like actually listening to my base. I’d rather just shuffle their cards around and throw them under the bus. – Hey, wait. Cards. Can I shuffle some of the Mexican leaders around? Watch them get shot by guns *I* sent? That would be fun!”

    H: “Yes, you can!”

    Oturd: “Wait. What if something goes out of control? Maybe one of our border agent catches a bullet?”

    MICHELLE: “Well, that’s our pattern. You tried to help your base, but the mean old Republicans wouldn’t let you. That’s why you need another term, to keep trying.’

    Holder: “Well, duh, obviously we deny, deny, deny.”

    JARRETT: “And the GOP gets to say it was all about gun control, so it all goes woo woo, and nobody looks at why it went wrong and who was the boob….”

  60. MICHELLE: “Well, that’s our pattern. You tried to help your base, but the mean old Republicans wouldn’t let you. That’s why you need another term, to keep trying.’
    &&&&&&

    I think that neatly sums up what Ofukker’s “platform” is.

  61. WEEK OLD ANALYSIS STILL VALID

    http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/06/15/five-reasons-why-romney-is-the-favorite/

    Five Reasons Why Romney is the Favorite
    =================================

    Peter Wehner
    06.15.2012

    Why is Barack Obama’s road to re-election so steep and uncertain at this stage?

    There are five important reasons.

    1. An indefensible record. Every election which features an incumbent is, at least in good measure, a referendum on the record of the incumbent. The problem facing Obama is that he can’t offer a convincing case that his policies have succeeded. Recall that at the outset of his presidency, Obama told NBC’s Matt Lauer, “I will be held accountable. I’ve got four years… If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.” Yet last October, Obama had to concede to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that “I don’t think [people are] better off than they were four years ago.”

    In addition, the main achievements of the Obama presidency – including the Affordable Care Act and the stimulus package – are deeply unpopular. By virtually any measure, then, the president has presided over a failed first term. He cannot reinvent, and therefore he cannot successfully defend, his record.

    2. A weakening economy. The Obama campaign rested its hopes on the American economy getting stronger rather than weaker. This would have allowed the president to argue that while things haven’t improved as quickly as Americans had hoped, the trajectory was encouraging, that progress was being made, that the building blocks to prosperity were in place. From there, Obama would say he needed a second term to complete what he (belatedly) started in his first. But the data this year – including dismal economic growth, job creation, and factory orders – have left the Obama narrative in ruins. In the fourth year of his presidency, Obama is presiding over a weak economy that is becoming weaker still. The issue the public cares most about (the economy) is the issue the president is most vulnerable on.

    3. Intellectual exhaustion. The Obama campaign is out of ideas. On the economy, Obama has used virtually everything in his progressive toolkit. Nothing has worked. And so the president, unable to defend his record in the first term, is left with no compelling vision to offer in a second term. Witness his speech in Ohio yesterday. It was billed as a “major” address on the economy. But it was widely panned even on the left for being empty and uninteresting. The president himself cannot articulate why his agenda in a second term would be more effective than what he’s done in his first term. He’s running on empty.

    4. A formidable opponent. The Obama campaign’s attempt to disqualify Mitt Romney on grounds that he’s too extreme to be president has fizzled. Whatever complaints one may have about Romney, being an extremist is not a plausible one. As Bill Clinton admitted, Romney has been a governor, had a “sterling business career,” and “crosses the qualification threshold.” Since securing the GOP nomination, Romney has made few unforced errors. He’s begun to repair the damage he had sustained. He’s shown impressive discipline and focus as a candidate. He’s outraising the president. And Governor Romney’s campaign is, at least as of now, clearly superior to the president’s.

    5. The late break. In most presidential elections, undecided voters break in large numbers for the challenger. If someone is undecided about an incumbent they know well, they will usually cast their ballot for the challenger. That’s particularly true when the country is suffering from economic difficulties and the political fundamentals are bad for the person occupying the Oval Office, which is certainly the case today.

    Craig Shirley’s book Rendezvous With Destiny reminds us that 10 days before the 1980 election, Jimmy Carter led Ronald Reagan by one point in a CBS News/New York Times poll; and the morning of the presidential debate (October 29), a Gallup Poll reported that Carter had a three-point lead over Reagan. Yet Reagan outdueled Carter in the debate and ended up winning 44 states and defeating Carter by almost 10 points.

    I have long believed, and continue to believe, that the durable dynamic in this race will be that a majority of the public, and a large majority of independent voters, (a) consider Barack Obama’s tenure to be a failure and (b) are inclined to vote against him. They are bone weary of his presidency, and they want it over.

    The challenge for Mitt Romney is to sufficiently reassure these voters that he’s up to the task of being president and that he would be an improvement over Obama. There have been higher bars to clear in the history of American politics, and at this stage in the race – with less than 150 days to go – the former Massachusetts governor is on course to do just that. Which is why he should be considered the favorite in the race.

  62. This Muir/Rubio video with text, dated Monday June 18 is enjoyable.

    Sen. Rubio: Obama “Deliberately Divides Americans” | RealClearPolitics
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) calls President Obama’s decision to ease deporation rules for some young illegal immigrants a “short-term solution” in an interview with ABC’s David Muir.”I don’t think he should have done this by executive order,” Rubio said. “I think he should have worked with the Congress to try to get something balanced done, like something I’m working on. The White House never called us about this. No one reached out to us and told us this was on its way. If they were serious about a real solution to this solution, and not politicizing it, then why don’t you reach out to people?” He goes on to say that President Obama “deliberately divides” people. “He deliberately divides Americans against each other for purposes of political gain,” Rubio said.
    “If you look at this White House, they never pass up an opportunity to pit one group of Americans against another for purposes of improving his electoral chances. Time and again, whether it’s one group of Hispanics against another, men against women, rich against poor, he is constantly looking for opportunities to tell one group of Americans that they would be better off if another group of Americans were worse off, and I think while that’s common in politics, it’s not just Obama, it’s common in politics, but I think what’s really sad is he had a chance to be different.”
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2012/06/18/sen_rubio_obama_deliberately_divides_americans.html#.T9-xUryqNVU.facebook

  63. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) calls President Obama’s decision to ease deporation rules for some young illegal immigrants a “short-term solution” in an interview with ABC’s David Muir.”I don’t think he should have done this by executive order,” Rubio said.

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

    Was it really Executive Order? Last I heard, it was a memo from Napoliwhosis, or someone further down the chain: a minor change in regulations, not rising to the level of XO.

  64. Dwp, though the comment on Jay Carney and Bruno is in jest the bottom line is that most “gay marriages” in prison are most assuredly “rape”. Occasionally the liaisons might be about love, but prison life is not a bed of wine and roses. In the article (in the John Dean paragraph) we linked to an article about prison rape (called “Can we put an end to prison rape?“)

    We plead guilty to bad taste in joking about Jay Carney’s potential night terrors and making a cheap jest about “gay marriage”. We also apologize to any person named “Bruno”, straight or gay, who was offended by our exploitation for humorous purposes of that name.

    If Jay and “Bruno” ever do meet and enter into a sexual relationship, forced or romantic, we certainly hope they remember to place their gift registry with Barack Obama’s campaign.

  65. Sick of hearing about Obama? Stay Tuned. This recantation coming from Lovelock will frost their ‘green’ pumpkins!
    _____________

    Green ‘drivel’ exposed. The godfather of global warming lowers the boom on climate change
    hysteria

    Toronto Sun 6/23/2012

    Two months ago, James Lovelock, the godfather of global warming, gave a startling interview to msnbc.com in which he acknowledged he had been unduly “alarmist” about climate change.

    The implications were extraordinary.

    Lovelock is a world-renowned scientist and environmentalist whose Gaia theory — that the Earth operates as a single, living organism — has had a profound impact on the development of global warming theory.

    http://www.torontosun.com/2012/06/22/green-drivel
    ____________

    There is a lot of money in the Global Warming business and powerful political interests supporting the theory. The man is taking a courageous stand going against that admitting he was mistaken..

  66. Wasn’t it MSNBC that falsified a Romney video, and also Zimmerman’s? Let’s see what Lovelock really said, from some more honest source.

    Even if he really said he had been ‘unduly alarmist’, that does not mean there is no problem at all.

    As for money, the polluters who finance things like ‘Heartland’, have much more.

  67. Even the germans finally get it.

    The editor of Germany’s leading business daily – Handelsblatt – responds to President Obama’s recent testiness at one of their reporters at the G20 Summit as a result of an editorial written in the paper by Mitt Romney’s Chief Economics Adviser Glenn Hubbard. The editor, Gabor Steingart, explains how Barack Obama has dramatically and dangerously accelerated America’s descent into unmanageable debt, and suggests Obama is right that there can only be one President at a time – “But maybe he’s the wrong guy in the driver’s seat.”


  68. It is time for awards. Obama received the Nobel Prize for doing nothing. Biden has earned an Academy Award for Dumb and Dumber II. But Pelosi has yet to receive just recognition for what she has done, towit:

    i)leveling false charges of racism against her political opponents. (Note: that is a good one because false charges of racism are the last bastion of scoundrels, according to Mecnkin), and-

    ii)laughing at the suggestion that Obama care might be unconstitutional, in her most condescending way i.e. are you kidding, and-

    iii)assuring us that the only reason Holder was held in contempt of Congress on Fast and Furious was not because he failed to comply with a subpoena but because he is attacking voter identification laws.

    Given the foregoing, there is only one award that befits both her high bone station and idiosyncratic behavior, i.e. the Darwin Award. This award is given to people for conduct which is so stupid that it removes them from the gene pool. Here are the criteria:

    1. Inability to reproduce: nominee must be dead, sterile or beyond child bearing years. You will be glad to know that Pelosi is all three.

    2. Astoundingly stupid judgment: in Pelosi’s case, res ispsa locitur–the thing speaks for itself.

    3. Legally competent: past the age of majority, and has not been adjudged insane by a court of competent jurisdiction. Pelosi’s statements and action raise an inference that she has a screw loose, but to date there had been no competency hearing that I know of.

    4. Self selection: the candidate stupidity must cause their own demise, rather than the demise of a third party. Pelosi’s latest whopper fits that bill. When she claimed that the Congressional subpoena had nothing to do with his refusal to respond to a subpoena, it was so delusional that no even the dims would defend it. Her political capital is shot.

    5. Confirmation: the acts of monumental stupidity must be verified. In Pelosi’s case, they were made on camera and preserved for posterity.

  69. yheitman
    June 23rd, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    rgb44hrc I voted Republican for the first time in 2008. I did a lot of soul searching but when Obama and his supporters continued trashing Hillary and Bill, I paid them back by giving them a revenge vote.

    ———
    2008, my first time too.
    2012 General Election will be my second time.

    I guess I am no longer a political virgin when it comes to being a ‘life long Democrat’.

    If not in 2012 – I pray my next vote after that will be for Hillary and not another Republican.

  70. “Let me issue and control a Nation’s money and I care not who makes its laws”— Amsel Bauer Mayer Rothschild

    The EU Migration Chief, a former senior executive with Goldman Sachs, claims that future economic growth depends on open immigration which in turn open immigration and multi-culturalism.

    Bankers hate borders. They believe capital should flow freely throughout the world. National border are a source of friction for the free movement of labor and finished goods. National sovereigns may seek to reign in financial practices which are inimical to the population they represent. And like the stately homesof England, Europe is beautiful to behold, but too expensive to maintain. So the bankers are selling the domestic populations down the river.

    Oh but these are wise men. They know what is best for our future. Perhaps. But if that is so, how is it that the Federal Reserve has 36 economists on staff, yet they failed to foresee the 2008 financial crash. Was the whole thing a ploy to elect Obama and enrich themselves at the expense of the American People?

    The same thing is happening here. Ted Kennedy was the chief architect of the 1965 Immigration Act, which opened the floodgates of this country to the third world. It set the national preferences which exists to this day. And they are not understood by the American People. The only thing they know is their world is changing and they have little control.

    I believe Bush cut a deal with Vicente Fox to open up our borders to massive immigration. That deal however was superceded by 9/11. This was the premise of Lou Dobbs when he and Katie Pilgrim had that show about Broken Borders. Sometime later he was asked to leave CNN, whose executives sold their souls to the devil.

    Rarely if ever do you hear them talk candidly about all this. The following article is an exception.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18519395

  71. Kitty Pilgrim

    Every time I hear that name I laugh, it is like a Disney name, or should be a cartoon character. I can never take her seriously, no matter what she says with that name. 😉

  72. tim
    June 23rd, 2012 at 10:26 pm
    ———————
    Obama is mentally unstable.

    He claims that opposition to his policies is verboten. But the policies he advocates are suicidal for the country.

    He claims that politics stops at the waters edge. But when he is overseas he trashes the country, and he complains to China about Arizona in re immigration.

    And now he says we can only have one president at at time. The problem is today we have no president as all–just a sociopath who playing the part.

  73. Every time I hear that name I laugh, it is like a Disney name, or should be a cartoon character. I can never take her seriously, no matter what she says with that name.
    ————————
    Now now. We must not elevate form over substance Shadow. That is what Obama does. Kitty was part of the original cast at CNN, and was a news reader and a reporter. She and Lou did some excellent work on the immigration problem, before top management pulled the plug on their show. Like the rest of big media, they were willing to attack Bush when he did bad things, but they have given a blank check to Obama.

  74. admin
    June 23rd, 2012 at 8:39 pm
    —————
    I like it better when you are not being politically correct. As if an explanation of your original comment was even necessary. Argh!

  75. True to his sociopathic nature, Obama lectures Germany on their financial responsibility to bail out the EU, but resents any opposition to his out of control policies. He really believes that he is God. He is not. He is a delusional man who thinks he is God. If the gas prices come down in the fall due to low demand, he will take credit for it, but if they go up he will blame Bush. In a word, the man is mentally unstable.

  76. Shadowfax
    June 24th, 2012 at 1:29 am
    ———-
    Same with me. Still registered as a Democrat, though, but bitterly voting straight Republican since 2008, and not having an ounce of guilt doing it. In effect, I am no longer a democrat, or as the acronym is defined, I am a classic DINO.

  77. There is no Democratic Party anymore. It’s dims, with an “O”. There is going to have to be some serious soul searching after their tin calf is buried in coming landslide.

  78. This could go to explain an awful lot about him.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2163468/Barack-Obama-The-white-girlfriends-US-President-erased-past.html

    Needless to say, he was as self-obsessed as ever.

    When she told him that she loved him, his response was not ‘I love you, too,’ but ‘thank you’.

    Cook described him as ‘an uncommon, earnest young man’ and confided to her diary: ‘He is very beautiful — more than he thinks himself to be.’

    But there was another side to him she found unsettling.

    ‘The sexual warmth is definitely there — but the rest of it has sharp edges and I’m finding it all unsettling,’ she wrote.

    ‘His warmth can be deceptive. Though he speaks sweet words and can be open and trusting, there is also that coolness.’

    They often talked about race and Obama would confide that he felt like an ‘imposter’ as there was ‘hardly a black bone in his body’.

    She eventually told him he ‘needed to go black’ (to date a black woman), whereas he countered that he would never find a black woman ‘he would feel truly comfortable with’.

    They moved into a flat together but their intellectual discussions eventually turned into fights over issues like the washing-up.

    In the end, Cook tired of his emotional ‘withheld-ness, his lack of spontaneity’, and broke up with him in 1985.

    Cook insists she couldn’t have been more sympathetic about his confusion over his racial identity but that’s not how Obama portrayed it in his memoirs.

    He recounts taking his New York girlfriend to see a black play after which she ‘started talking about why black people are so angry all the time’.

    They had a ‘big fight’ in front of the theatre and she burst into tears and said she couldn’t be black.

    All very dramatic but Cook insisted to Maraniss that it never happened.

  79. The Hypocrisy. She really thinks we forgot all that.

    Pelosi Dishonors the House

    If you thought that a formal censure was the most serious punishment Congress could give one of its own members short of expulsion — guess again.

    Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has just proved that, to the folks on Capitol Hill, censure — for all the stern rhetoric involved — is just a joke.

    Which is why she just endorsed Rep. Charles Rangel for re-election.

    The same Charlie Rangel whom she publicly rebuked in the well of the House of Representatives back in December 2010 for 11 violations of ethics rules.

    As one congressman said at the time: “If expulsion is the death penalty, then censure is life in prison.”

    Even a majority of Democrats voted to censure him — after rejecting the lesser punishment of a reprimand.

    Looks like Rangel just won a reprieve — and the joke is on New York. And America.

    Pelosi is just the latest major pol to rush to Rangel’s side in his primary battle — clearly unconcerned by the fact that his censure was the first of a member of the House in nearly 30 years.

    Indeed, she hailed him as the “champion” of “the working people of our country.”

    So much for her promise to “drain the [Washington] swamp.”

    More important, though, her endorsement puts the lie to the notion that Rangel actually suffered anything but a minor inconvenience.

    Censure, in other words, isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.

    Rangel effectively ignored it from the get-go, saying he was “not going to be judged by this Congress.”

    So why should anyone else being investigated for ethics violations fear the outcome of such a probe?

    Congress can’t — and won’t — police itself. When it comes to disciplining its own members, it’s a sad, sick joke.

    Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/editorials/pelosi_dishonors_the_house_CFzYBk05Zc7IxBsP0oHKmI#ixzz1yhjtVksq

    ………………………………..

    Pelosi endorsed a guy she personally called for expulsion. Really, you could not make this up, can’t wait to hear her asked about this, what shall we expect

    1 “it was a voter supression witch hunt, oh wait”
    2 “he is black, nuff said innit”
    3 “that money was just resting in his account”
    4 “off with your head”
    5 “don’t question me, i’m the speaker, oh wait”

    I’m so disgusted, she obviously has no qualms about this kind of cheek to peoples face.

  80. Current second level headline at FoxNews:
    Terminal at New York’s JFK Airport evacuated after TSA agent fails to realize metal detector is unplugged.

  81. Bill Whittle over at PJ Media breaks down the odd case of Barack Obama’s willingness to utilize Executive Privilege to shield Eric Holder (and others?) from the ongoing Fast and Furious scandal:


  82. Leonora:

    I was just about to post the same video when I checked to see whats UP @ Prison Planet.

    That video is being pulled from every major news source in mainstream. As I tried your link, the video is blackened out. I think because it is getting so many hits and is in overload.

    Try this one- not sure if it is the same video but will certainly put people on notice we are dealing with One DESPERATE President clinging to power who will do anything to keep his seat NO MATTER how WE THE PEOPLE VOTE in November.


  83. I say be very afraid. They might be in your neighborhood next!
    ——————-
    Last Thursday while returning from NJ on I80, I eventually became really spooked. About 20 miles east of NJ-PA border there was a digital sign indicating horrible traffic tie-up in Stroudsburg area. NBD. I took rural route into PA. Did visual checking at several lookouts. At one of those lookouts were two National Park Officers each in his own vehicle with hoods sprung slightly open. A parking space or two separated them from each other. My first instinct was to walk over and inquire as to what was going on. My second and final thought was to get the aitch out of there. I never did get back on the interstate, but secondary roads were had light traffic. Evening news shed no further light.

    There was another recent and weird incident about a freight train parked near a RR crossing for a number of hours.
    Dunno.

  84. Using military against people.
    ———————-
    With increasing use of drones here, he won’t even need much military. Maybe that’s why he doesn’t mind POing our troops.

  85. “Don’t Be Alarmed”?: Army Trains MPs To Drive Tanks On U.S. Streets

    Sightings of vehicles provokes fears of martial law

    Friday, June 22, 2012

    St Louis City residents have been warned to not be alarmed at the sight of U.S. Army tanks rolling down residential neighborhoods after sightings of the vehicles provoked fears of martial law.

    The exercise is part of a U.S. Army program run by military police from Fort Meade, Maryland focused around training MPs from St. Louis how to drive heavily armored tanks “on highways and on city streets.”

    Sightings of the tanks prompted hundreds of residents to flood news channel KSDK’s Facebook page, with some expressing fears that martial law had arrived with others promising to “stop and salute” the tanks as they rolled by.

    Reporting that he was told by the Army not to disclose the location of where the exercise was operating out of for “security reasons,” KSDK reporter Casey Nolan downplayed the exercise as “not such a big deal.”

    U.S. Army Sergeant Cornelius Ivory discouraged citizens from taking video and photographs of the tanks and urged them not to get too close.

    “They need to know to stay away from it,” Ivory told KSDK.

    The exercise will run from June 21-28 in St. Louis, with the presence of the tanks being most noticeable in the area of the sixth district.

    As we have exhaustively documented, the increasing shift towards domestic militarization of law enforcement is part of the acclimation process to get Americans comfortable with the idea of troops and tanks on the streets as a routine occurrence.

    Earlier today we reported on how scores of paramilitary troops and soldiers appearing to be from the National Guard were deployed onto the streets of Hartford, Connecticut to break-up a recent annual Puerto Rican-American cultural event.

    This is just the latest of scores of examples of how the military and National Guard is increasingly being deployed domestically to target the American people.

    National Guard and U.S. Army troops are routinely involved in ‘urban warfare training’ drills. Usually such drills take place within the confines of military bases, however, more recently heavily armed troops are increasingly seenpatrolling residential neighborhoods and even the downtown areas of major US cities.

    Such “invasions” are often reported on as nothing to worry about and even as “cool” by the mainstream media.

    Back in 2008 the Washington Post reported how 20,000 U.S. troops returning from Iraq would be stationed inside America under Northcom for purposes of “domestic security” from September 2011 onwards.

    Northcom officials were forced to subsequently issue a denial after the Army Times initially reported that the troops would be used to deal “with civil unrest and crowd control.”

    An article published in the May/June issue of Foreign Affairs, the mouthpiece for the influential Council on Foreign Relations, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, General Raymond T. Odierno, advocates the army be “transitioned” into a more “flexible force” by deploying in situations normally reserved for domestic law enforcement officials. He argues that by doing so, troops will be better equipped to deal with conflict elsewhere.

    Domestic deployment of troops for purposes of law enforcement is a clear violation of section 1385 of the Posse Comitatus Act, which states, “Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.”

    http://www.prisonplanet.com/dont-be-alarmed-army-trains-mps-to-drive-tanks-on-u-s-streets.html
    ______________

    The ole frog in a pail of cold water sitting over a flame. The frog’s instincts unalerted he is being threatened. He is unaware he should jump out of the water now as it will be boiling soon and kill him.

    The very definition of mission creep…

  86. holdthemaccountable
    June 24th, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Very disturbing.. I haven’s seen or heard of anything around here in NE as you’ve described elsewhere. I mentioned to a few friends last week where Independence Day, 4th of July is just around the corner. The irony of it would be for the gov to pull a fast one on the American people while everyone is celebrating the holiday as a sovereign Nation. Obama declares he’s signed the LOST Treaty relinquishing our sovereignty to the Global Union. In his announcement, stating: “America, this is your last celebration of your Independence, your last 4th of July.” Enjoy it while you still can because as I’ve signed this treaty, America does not exist anymore. “The land of America will be remembered as just a memory.” Welcome to the North American Union.”

  87. i really wish the MSM would stop the SCOTUS health care strike-down as if it were a done deal. god forbid they don’t strike down the mandate and our POS spends the next 4 months strutting i told you so.

    don’t count your chickens before they come home to roost.

  88. alcina: agreed. absolutely.
    ———————
    One thing tee vee has not mentioned: TMK[to my knowledge]
    Oh is overseas this weekend; this piece does not give any travel info however. Just lots of justification for what he’s doing.
    Obama taps overseas donor pool – Anna Palmer and Darren Samuelsohn – POLITICO.com
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77744.html

  89. I wonder how quickly the few women’s rights that existed before, what freedoms they had under Mubarack will be taken away. I suspect they will be taken away very quickly. Christians will be killed at a faster rate. Churches will be burned at a faster rate in that country.

    Jimmy Carter, lost Iran as an ally… now we have an islamist hardline Iran.
    OTurd, lost Egypt as an ally… now we will soon have an islamist hardline Egypt.

  90. I will never forget when Mubarack, according to news reports, warned OTurd NOT to invite the Muslim BrotherHood to his little “speech”.
    Mubarack warned the US not to “coddle” the extremists Muslim BrotherHood.

    And now 2 years later, a radical muslim brotherhood candidate won, after they swore they would never run a candidate.

  91. i really wish the MSM would stop the SCOTUS health care strike-down as if it were a done deal. god forbid they don’t strike down the mandate and our POS spends the next 4 months strutting i told you so.

    don’t count your chickens before they come home to roost.
    ————
    Truer words were never said. The media elites were sure the legislation was constitutional, before it went before the Supreme Court. Then they leaped to the opposite conclusion after oral argument. Were they right then, are they right now, or were they right on neither occasion we shall soon find out.

    My position on the matter has been steadfast since the beginning–the individual mandate is unconstitutional. If accepted it would alter the fundamental balance of power which the framers of the constitution sought to enact and preserve throughout the ages. And the promised benefits of the legislation primarily cost control which is reflected in the very title of the act has proven illusory.

    But I am not on the court, and have no power to affect what it does.

    There have been times in the past, when the Court flirted with the idea that the powers of the federal government needed to be expanded on a temporary basis to meet an overwhelming crisis. This occurred during the Roosevelt era when the two crises extant were the Depression and World War II.

    But these expansions were intended to be temporary in nature, whereas the intention in this case of this legislation is be permanent, thus affecting the institutional balance alluded to above. Nor is this the only case pending before the court which involves the unprecedented expansion of federal power.

    In the final analysis we cannot gainsay what the Court will do in this instance. And the more we try to do so the more we risk being wrong. One of the things that gets too little attention is that the court has neither the power of the sword which the executive branch has, nor the power of the purse which the legislative branch has.

    Mindful of those infirmities, the court has a natural tendency to look for ways out of making the hard call. The public reaction to the decision in Bush vs Gore has reinforced that concern. In a deeply divided country, the responsibility to make political calls devolves increasingly to them–and they don’t like that. They know they are unelected officials. They will be tempted to put let the voters decide since Obama and Romney disagree on the fate of the Act.

    On the other hand, this is more at stake here than the fate of this act. And an election can never address that issue, i.e. the scope of federal power. That is the exclusive province of the Court. They are the final arbiter of the meaning and application of the Constitution. Even if it means offending those who appointed them.

    In my view, you have three progressives on the Court, who will not see the Constitution as a bar to this legislation, who also believe that that sacred document is an anachronism, and prefer the rosier lights of newer foundational documents. Ginzberg is not alone in that view. Kagen and Sotomayer were appointed for that very reason. My concern is that Breyer will swing that way.

    I have already opined on how this case will go, with a plurality decision to strike down the mandate, and hold the balance of the act constitutional. Such a decision gives both sides something they can crow about, and it passes the fate of the legislation back to Congress. If Romney wins then he will kill the legislation. If Obama wins then he will have to find a funding mechanism through the taxing power.

    Now from a policy standpoint, that does not solve the problem. But from an institutional standpoint, it get them out of the Bush vs. Gore box which the legislature put them in.

  92. “Don’t Be Alarmed”?: Army Trains MPs To Drive Tanks On U.S. Streets

    —–
    If they decide to practice with their tanks in CA, they should bring them to East Oakland or Watts. I am sure there is enough fire power to make the simulation pretty real.

    Really starting to feel like the beginning of Nazi Germany.

    Now I am thinking back to all the stories of militia guys that practice fighting a rogue government, with real guns and army gear in the hills of our country…I hope to God they haven’t been right all along.

  93. wbboei, I have a question… you state:

    “with a plurality decision to strike down the mandate, and hold the balance of the act constitutional.”

    I think the mandate is unconstitutional, even that Biden idiot on Friday called it “socialistic”, probably because they can see the writing on the wall. But my question to you, 1) with no severalibilty clause, how can the hold it together if the mandate is struck down 2) if the mandate is struck down, the rest of the law, do you think the justices will have gone through 2000+ pages to figure out what stays and what goes? Because that is what they would have had to decide. Its one thing to say, yes, Congress has the power to regulate the health insurance industry,and the court can affirm that, its another to strike down a major part of the law (the mandate) and then pick and choose what stays and what goes in an essentially a new law, which is what it would be if the mandate is gone, and then at that point, the court is legislating.

    thanks in advance for any input on my questions.

  94. Forgot to add…so if the mandate is found unconsitutional, the only thing the court can do is affirm, yes Congress has the power to regulate insurance agencies, just like any other industry, but as this mandante is the critical part of the law, removing it changes the law itself, and the court is not in a possible to essentially rewrite the law. So, throw out the mandate, then have to throw out the entire leftover law, and throw it back to Congress as to what they want to decide to do.

  95. I say be very afraid. They might be in your neighborhood next!
    ——————-
    Last Thursday while returning from NJ on I80, I eventually became really spooked. About 20 miles east of NJ-PA border there was a digital sign indicating horrible traffic tie-up in Stroudsburg area. NBD. I took rural route into PA. Did visual checking at several lookouts. At one of those lookouts were two National Park Officers each in his own vehicle with hoods sprung slightly open. A parking space or two separated them from each other. My first instinct was to walk over and inquire as to what was going on. My second and final thought was to get the aitch out of there. I never did get back on the interstate, but secondary roads were had light traffic. Evening news shed no further light.
    There was another recent and weird incident about a freight train parked near a RR crossing for a number of hours.
    ———-
    Did you use the road that is the last exit on Rt. 80 that travels North along the Delaware, or did you travel through Mt. Bethel, PA and then continue along the Delaware River further into PA. I am trying to picture where the lookouts are that you mentioned.

    Also, last week when you had asked about the donation page for the poor guy in Miami who had his face eaten off, it was possible to go to the link without viewing his face. In my case, it was a disturbing sight to see his face, but it doesn’t haunt me in any way. It just makes me sad for him.

  96. The original story that I read yesterday about the airport being evacuated was because the xray machine malfunctioned. To read today that it was unplugged leads me to believe that someone yesterday would rather have people believe a machine “broke” instead of letting people know that it was a stupid human error.

  97. Now Israel faces a enemy on all fronts as well as a nuclear Iran. Obama’s best friend Erdogon, another Israeli hater, mildly protests Syria shooting down a Turkish plane but cut off ties with Israel when a group of terrorists invades Israels’s sovereign waters. This is what Obama has done. Hillary ‘s advice was either ignored or she too was also mistaken what the so called Arab spring would bring.

  98. 1) with no severalibilty clause, how can the hold it together if the mandate is struck down 2) if the mandate is struck down, the rest of the law, do you think the justices will have gone through 2000+ pages to figure out what stays and what goes?
    —————————
    Q-1: does the absence of a severability clause doom the entire act if the funding mechanism is struck down?

    A conservative justice would say, how can a car run without a motor. A progressive would say, we build a new motor and the car will run. As Obama’s mentor Uncle Joe Stalin so aptly put it: here you have a man. Here you have a problem. No man. No problem. If Romney wins and the Republicans control Congress then Uncle Joe is right. But if Obama wins, and the Republicans control one branch of Congress it will exert counter pressure on Obama to pare back the legislation, and/or work to take back the House in 2014.

    Q-2: if the mandate is struck down, will the justices cull through the provisions of the act and decide what stays and what goes?

    Absolutely not. Scalia has already ruled out that possibility, and on that fine point I am quite sure he speaks for the entire court. For one thing, there is no record which would enable them to do so, even if they were so inclined.

  99. Question: The US military has not had a tradition of being used for martial law. Do you think that our military would actually follow instruction from Obama if it appeared that Obama was using them to retain power? Even if Obama managed to engineer some civil unrest through his dopes, would the military be inclined to respond postively to an Obama request of martial law? I do not know what to think. Has our military also been infiltrated by leftist thugs who won’t have any problem quashing our liberty? Notice I use the word ‘leftist’, and not ‘rightist’.

  100. nomobama: You have a good grasp of the situation 🙂 Mt Bethel is the right idea, but I turned off that road just after the toll booth. Doing that hooks you up with 611 and the lookouts.

    Sorry to say I’ve neglected to donate to the badl-injured man. Forgot. Sigh.
    ########
    Re: leads me to believe that someone yesterday would rather have people believe a machine “broke”
    ———————
    That reporting was pathetic. So was the employee who could not figure that out. As an aside, I’m very certain that most computer errors are, in fact human errors. But nobody ever puts it that way.

  101. nomobama
    June 24th, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Question: The US military has not had a tradition of being used for martial law.
    ————————–
    True enough. But there have been exceptions.

    http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1513.html

    As for Obama, this possibility must be taken seriously. And the military has a strong tradition of following orders. It is a profound mistake to judge Obama’s intentions through the reasonable man standard. That is where so many people go wrong. The only way to predict what he will do or is capable of doing, is to examine the man’s psychological make-up, and the the levers of power he wields as president. The do not bode well for a peaceful transition of power. And when you do that, you can count on the slow witted and corrupt to call you a conspiracy nut. The truth is Obama, his mysterious past, his statist agenda, his utter disregard for civil liberties, and his willingness to provoke the American People, make him capable of anything any other dictator would do. If he lacks the time to boil the frog, he will act. He cannot help it.

  102. wbboei
    June 24th, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    nomobama
    June 24th, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    Question: The US military has not had a tradition of being used for martial law.
    ————————–
    True enough. But there have been exceptions.

    http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h1513.html
    ____________

    Excellent pov and well said…

  103. If he lacks the time to boil the frog, he will act. He cannot help it.

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

    He’ll probably go to the golf course.

  104. Mubarack warned the US not to “coddle” the extremists Muslim BrotherHood.

    And now 2 years later, a radical muslim brotherhood candidate won

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

    Hm? Last I saw, the winner was Mubarack’s second in command.

  105. New Hampshire town asks Obama campaign to pay for costs of upcoming visit

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

    Did he ever pay what Chicago billed him for his victory party?

  106. Thanks for good information and a good point. Hillary has also said that reducing air pollution is worth doing, regardless of global warming.

    Maybe someone has tried to tell her the country is broke, but she knows better.

    Hillary announces $20 million partnership with African nations to boost clean energy:

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/06/23/hillary-announces-20-million-partnership-between-the-us-and-african-nations-to-boost-clean-energy-projects/#comments

    Is Barry making Hillary do these things? Hasn’t anybody told Hillary that the country is broke?

  107. Pelosi is just the latest major pol to rush to Rangel’s side in his primary battle — clearly unconcerned by the fact that his censure was the first of a member of the House in nearly 30 years.

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

    Wasn’t Rangel a Hillary supporter — censured by a crowd of Bots?

    Nuff said.

  108. If he lacks the time to boil the frog, he will act. He cannot help it.

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

    He’ll probably go to the golf course

    ———————-
    No. That is not the typical response of a sociopath who has been stripped of his power. The primal instinct in that case is vengeance. Unfortunately, that may be the one thing that forces him to step off the golf course and into the executive office, to pass as many executive orders as time will permit, and to destroy his enemies real and imagined. And NBC will be right there with him, aiding and abetting his destructive conduct.

  109. turndownobama
    June 24th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Thanks for good information and a good point. Hillary has also said that reducing air pollution is worth doing, regardless of global warming.

    Maybe someone has tried to tell her the country is broke, but she knows better.

    Hillary announces $20 million partnership with African nations to boost clean energy:
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&

    20 million is a drop in the bucket, and yet can have a big impact, and additionally, be a good diplomatic tool. Obama’s celebrity-studded fundraisers cost as much just for the finger sandwiches.

  110. It is important to understand why NBC (and perhaps cnn and abc) will be keen to support him in a destructive course of action. The business model of NBC is devoted to one goal–the re-election of Obama. As their chief has said, we are part of the administration. The entire culture of that organization has coalesced around that single idea, and they have pursued it over all other consideration, including but not limited to truth, journalistic integrity, and their audience to understand what is going on. Furthermore,they have promoted people into positions of power who are 100% committed to that goal both professionally and personally. Consequently, as they say in the marines, shit flows down hill, and menastasize throughout the organization. It therefore follows, that when and if Obama is defeated, they will take it very personally, because, to repeat, they see themselves as part of this Administration. And in their agonies, they will feel the same need to get even with the American People that Obama will, and will whitewash everything he does. It doubt Comcast understands this, but if they don’t they will see the net worth of their franchise plummet like a head shot goose.

  111. Hillary announces $20 million partnership with African nations to boost clean energy:
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&

    20 million is a drop in the bucket, and yet can have a big impact, and additionally, be a good diplomatic tool.

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

    Maybe it’s one of several getting announced separately, perhaps to get several headlines without setting off the “country is broke” reaction.

  112. Hillary announces $20 million partnership with African nations to boost clean energy:
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&

    20 million is a drop in the bucket, and yet can have a big impact, and additionally, be a good diplomatic tool.

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

    Maybe it’s one of several getting announced separately, perhaps to get several headlines without setting off the “country is broke” reaction.

  113. Bullshit TDO, Rangel was fiddling money left right and centre, Pelosi brought him up and the house censured him but he was guilty as hell, most of the house had him censured, Hillary supporter or not, the guy was and is dirty and as hell and a major tax dodger, the guy should really be in jail for what he pulled.

    You keep throwing that crap line back, it was not an obot attack, not all Hillary supporters are nice guys, fact of life, the hypocrisy here we were talking about is Pelosi’s, censuring the guy, called him highly unethical and now is endorsing him for re-election. What does that say about her. The guy was cenusred, just short of being expelled from the house and now she is backing him.

  114. Morsi wins Egypt’s presidential election
    Muslim Brotherhood candidate declared the official winner with 13.2 million votes.

    This is all we need, the Muslim Brotherhood in control of Egypt. Women’s rights (such as they are, there) already crumbling. One woman beaten to death by her husband because she didn’t vote for the MB. More than 40% of Egyptian women are illiterate now. What’s that number going to be in a couple of years when sharia law has been more fully implemented.

    What a disaster for Israel, women and the U.S.

    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/middleeast/2012/06/201262412445190400.html

  115. moononpluto
    June 24th, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Don’t forget your very wise advice, recently. No troll feeding.

  116. turndownobama
    June 24th, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Pelosi is just the latest major pol to rush to Rangel’s side in his primary battle — clearly unconcerned by the fact that his censure was the first of a member of the House in nearly 30 years.

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

    Wasn’t Rangel a Hillary supporter — censured by a crowd of Bots?

    Nuff said.
    —————–
    Not quite nuff.

    As Talleyrand said, treason is a matter of dates.

    During the closing days of the 2008 primary, there came a point where he abandoned her. In other words, when it counted most, he switched to Obama. I see Rangel as a corrupt man and a mushball.

  117. tim
    June 24th, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    I’m beginning to really like this man, Trey gowland?
    ——————–
    Yup, I agree. A wonderful rebuttal to the comment.

    I do not like AllaPundit. A fair reading of his comments suggest that Fast and Furious is simply political, and he longs for the old days when the parties cooperated on such investigations. Unfortunately, it takes 2 to tango. But to follow his line of thinking, he suggests that Issa sprung a trap for Obama by saying the week before that they had done everything they could to obstruct EXCEPT invoke executive privilege. The following week what does the saintly messiah do? You got it. The Republicans have gotten into his head, and they need to fuck with it. If they do that he will do something really dumb, and then perhaps some of his remaining supporters will see what they have refused to see up til now, and do the right thing, which is to say, abandon ship.

  118. I know Basil but the constant bait and switch posts bugs me sometimes, they are so obvious in intent. I will not feed the troll any more tonight.

  119. BASIL99
    June 24th, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    LOL, I don’t get it, my wife said the same thing. I do like his no nonsense attitude, I can see why he was a federal prosecutor for many years, I hope he keeps it up, we need more people like him calling out corruption, no matter who does it.

  120. tim,

    Your wife has good taste. 😉

    I SELDOM find any congress critter attractive but that shimmery silvery hair of his . . .

    But, if he wasn’t such a brilliant speaker and thinker the hair would mean nothing.

  121. wbboei
    June 24th, 2012 at 2:07 pm
    ——————-
    Short of de-nazification, I see no way that NBC can return to sanity when Obama loses the election.

  122. moononpluto
    June 24th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Look at where the bait and switch is coming from, moononpluto. A person who says that last they heard Mubarack’s former chief had won the election without even bothering to fact check the comment before making it.

    Arrogance and smugness combined with ignorance and sloppiness – reminds me of the POS-in-chief.

    “Nuff said.”

    👿

  123. President Obama has pushed the Constitution, now the Constitution pushes back
    … Obama will take the heat and rightfully so, for devoting his time to ramming an unpopular health care bill down Americas throat, while the economy was melting down. He will also be criticized for trying to intimidate and bully a state for trying to protect itself from an illegal immigrant invasion by passing a law that basically mirrors federal law. But the Obama administration has a third constitutional issue which is about to erupt unless it finds some way to stifle it.
    For the past year and a half the Congressional inquiry into the erupting scandal known as “Fast and Furious,” has been hitting a brick wall with Attorney General Holder. Congress has been looking into the gun running, murders & arming of drug cartels on our border with Mexico. The Obama administration has only given paltry cooperation with the committee and refused to hand over key evidence which could show who was responsible in the administration and what was at the root cause of the operation.
    Due to the Attorney Generals intransigence and non cooperation with the key watchdog of the people, Congress next week is to hold a full scale vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. President Obama, apparently in an attempt to protect the incriminating documents from being revealed, has exerted executive privilege to try to circumvent the Congressional investigators right to know.
    This week will define if our country is a constitutional republic governed by laws, checks and balances….Or a sort of hybridized monarchy whose constitution can be skirted by a popular President who uses executive orders, regulation and selective enforcement of existing law to achieve his goals.
    http://www.irishcentral.com/story/news/from-the-right/president-obama–has-pushed-the-constitution-now-the-constitution-pushes-back-160172495.html#ixzz1yjd1PS7B

  124. BASIL99
    June 24th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    I wonder if the NYT will cover Meechelle Antoinette’s whitey-bashing thesis from Princeton as well? My guess is no, a big no.

  125. During the closing days of the 2008 primary, there came a point where he abandoned her.

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

    I’d have to look up the details on that. But his supporting her at all, and to the “closing days”, is enough reason for the Bots to go after him with ethics charges in a sort of ethnic clensing. Didn’t they do the same with other Hillary supporters?

  126. The American Civil War concerned much more than the single issue of slavery. It represented a struggle between two very different economic systems, states rights, and home state loyalities. If you take that view then you will have a more complete understanding of all that was at stake in that bloody protracted ordeal which led to he robber baron era in the north, and the destruction of the south for the better part of a century. And in that light, comparisons are possible. When I see Representative Gowdy set forth the justification for going after Holder, and dismissing the spurious argument advanced by the mad woman of the House, I think of how it must sound to the ear of your average dimocrat. Surely, not all of them believe the motivation here is racial. Surely a handful of them remember a time when they were in the same position, and can understand there is an institutional principle at stake here which transcends politics. Maybe one or two of them understand that–maybe. But for the rest, the comments of the Congressman from South Carolina must sound like the rebel yell, which energized confederates and terrified unionists in that fateful ordeal. More on that subject in the link below:

  127. wbboei
    June 24th, 2012 at 2:29 pm
    wbboei
    June 24th, 2012 at 2:07 pm
    Short of de-nazification, I see no way that NBC can return to sanity when Obama loses the election.
    ______________________________________________________________
    I propose de-nazification is precisely what should occur following a GOP takeover of WH & Senate. MSM conspired with someone, for some reason, to cover up for this absolutely corrupt, profoundly unqualified, criminally sociopathic cretin and place him in the most powerful position in the world. WHY???????? Obviously, something went terribly, terribly wrong with network broadcasting and there needs to be serious congressional investigation as to WHAT IN THE HELL happened to cause this behavior. After figuring THAT out, serious orm and investigation by the FCC as to WTF happened and place barriers designed to prevent it from ever happening again.

  128. turndownobama
    June 24th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    During the closing days of the 2008 primary, there came a point where he abandoned her.

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

    I’d have to look up the details on that. But his supporting her at all, and to the “closing days”, is enough reason for the Bots to go after him with ethics charges in a sort of ethnic clensing. Didn’t they do the same with other Hillary supporters?
    —————————
    I had an email summarizing what occurred that last week. I cannot find it. But Monday of that week he was okay and by Tuesday they flipped him. From what I could tell, Hillary was counting on the support of a few key black leaders at the convention. He was one of them, and in fact, he was the one who encouraged her to run in the first place. They got to him, as your comments suggest. The other black leader she was counting on was Stephanie Tubbs Jones who was made of sterner stuff but died of a brain aneurism shortly before the Convention. If they had lived, she was prepared to present the evidence of voter fraud and intimidation which her counsel Lynn Urecht had amassed. That did not happen, and in the meantime, Axelrod enlisted the efforts of Todd Purham at Vanity Fair to write an article on Bill which was full of lies and inuendo. Blackmail. And they used similar tactics against other Hillary supporters. This is why I regard the obama people as sub-human.

  129. “The American Civil War concerned much more than the single issue of slavery.”
    ******
    The War was the result of and resolution of the two major issues that were punted at the Constitutional Convention; Slavery and Sovereignty. Both sides of my family were on the loosing side.

  130. Looks like there are many Gowdy fans here, I like his hair, his southern way, but mostly his big mouth supported by facts and intelligence.

    BTW to swoon one has to first learn Trey Growdy’s last name…at least. 😉

  131. S,

    I saw that. The comments are blistering. A lot of criticism of his annoyingly arrogant strut-trot fist-clenched football-quarterback style jog up to podiums and descending airplanes.

    I can’t STAND to see it. I wish he would trip all the way back to Chicago or wherever he really is from.

  132. [Rangel] he was the one who encouraged her to run in the first place.

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

    Yes. We don’t know what happened behind the scenes that week. But supporting her that long would be enough to put him on the Bots’ hit list for elimination/revenge. In some cases the Bots use ‘ethics’ charges against those who ever supported Hillary or may support her again. In another case, they primaried John Lewis (unsuccessfully) even though he had caved to them toward the end of the cmpaign.

    Imo support of Hillary is sufficient reason to explain any hostile action from Bots, no real ethics violations necessary. Occam.

  133. The American Civil War concerned much more than the single issue of slavery.”
    ******
    The War was the result of and resolution of the two major issues that were punted at the Constitutional Convention; Slavery and Sovereignty. Both sides of my family were on the loosing side.
    ——————–
    SHV: the economic factor was important as well:

    “The American Civil War was the first great conflict of the Steam Age, and its origins were intimately related to the impact of the Industrial Revolution on what Marx called the “productive forces” prevalent in the youthful United States. This led to a change in “productive relations”, and ultimately to a war between two variant economic societies–the inhabitants of the northern states and those of the southern. While the former were staunch democrats, the latter were an aristocratically minded people, almost feudal in outlook, whose plantations were cultivated by slave labor.

    Although during the war of independence (1775-1783), or immediately thereafter, the Founding Fathers reprobated slavery, when the Constitution was drafted, on the insistence of South Carolina and Georgia slavery was retained. As things then stood, slavery was on the decline, and had the productive forces remained as they were, the probability is that within a generation, slavery would have withered away.

    This was not to be, because four years after ratification of the Constitution, suddenly there appeared an invention which was to enormously stimulate the cultivation of cotton in the southern states. In 1792, Eli Whitney designed his saw gin for separating cotton from the seed, and it made cotton so profitable that between 1815 and 1861 it became known as “King of the southern states. This placed slave labor on a highly profitable footing, with the result that, instead of slaves being a drag on the economy, their supply fell short of demand.

    In the north, changes were also taking place. The two long trade embargoes, the first during the Napoleonic War and the second during the War of 1812, compelled the northern states to rely on and extend their home industries. Thus, it came about that, while in the south, capital was represented by slaves, in the north, increasingly, it came to be represented by factories.”

    The Conduct of War, Major General JFC Fuller (British military historian, who developed the military doctrine of blitzkrieg used by the Germans in WWII)

  134. Yes. We don’t know what happened behind the scenes that week.
    —————–
    I think we do know. The email I referred to came from someone at the center of the campaign. It was a day to day assessment. If you have the time and energy to go back to that period, I posted parts of it here on this blog.

  135. Have not logged on in a long long time. Still read every day and yearn for the country we could have had were is Hillary leading instead of Dumbo.

    That being said, why am I reading with “raised eyebrow” and “antennae” up about Meschelle having white ancestors.

    Color me puzzled but I get the feeling they are trying to guilt white folks into voting for him because they accept her as half white.

    Eff them. I still have my Bible and my gun and I’m still clinging to them!

  136. The long knives will come out for Pelosi if Obamacare is struck down and if Obama is tossed out of office. I do not see her surviving as a force in congress. In that case, she will bail out. There will be a challenge to her leadership and she will get the lions share of the blame, because it would be unseemly to attack the real culprit, since he is after all black. When she goes down, her colleagues will line up to pummel her. That is what I see ahead if things go as expected.

  137. When Lady Thatcher stepped down as PM, a similar phenomenon took place. However, Thatcher was competent and produced some very good policies. Pelosi is borderline delusional and the only policy she produced was a cover on Ms Magazine. Pretty pathetic if you think of it. And as her star fades, so will her desperation.

  138. The email I referred to came from someone at the center of the campaign. It was a day to day assessment. If you have the time and energy to go back to that period, I posted parts of it here on this blog.

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

    Thanks, but my time and energy is going toward supporting the people who are likely to support Hillary in future, including Rangel, Waters, etc etc.

  139. So amusing, now every aspect of the american media is going with the whole “Poor Obama” theme
    This is the header at CNBC, its a NYT article, and its amusing that this has been the headline most of the weekend. Looks like NBC, NYT all have their marching orders…

    “Wearing Brave Face, Obama Braces for Health Care Ruling”

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/47937056

    This kind of laudatory remarks will never be made of our troops or any law enforcement citizens, the NYT and NBC doesn’t see the world in that way.

  140. Getting Serious

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/another-dem-congressman-refuses-endorse-obama_647812.html

    Another Dem. Congressman Refuses to Endorse Obama

    President Obama’s reelection problems continue in North Carolina, the state that’s hosting this year’s Democratic National Committee convention later this year. Congressman Mike McIntyre, a Democratic representative of North Carolina’s Seventh Congressional District, is now refusing to endorse President Obama.

    A local news affiliate asked McIntyre who he’d be endorsing:

    McIntyre responded: “We’ve always been steadfast in our work for eastern North Carolina and I’m grateful because we’ve had Republican and Democratic friends who have supported us because they know my heart is there and it’s not about a party agenda or any other person’s agenda. Our focus is on the congressional race in eastern North Carolina.”

    For at least several months, McIntyre has refused to answer the question of whether he’ll be supporting President Obama in November’s presidential election.

  141. and if its struck down, guess what folks? The radical is going to try all over to put this country through all that pain again, because we know he won’t want to change, he’s say “I won” and try to ramp it through all over again. Deranged man in the WH.

    from the article:
    “Though the White House continues to maintain official silence on contingency plans, Mr. Obama hinted at his thinking a few weeks ago. “In my first term, we passed health care reform,” he began a joke at the White House Correspondents Dinner in April. “In my second term, I guess I’ll pass it again.””

  142. Slow and infuriating: Obama looks bad in partisan feud over Holder –
    …Instead of building airtight cases against cartel leaders, the ATF lost track of 2,000 high-powered guns in 2009 that are believed to have been dispersed throughout the Mexican underworld. Two of the guns were found near the scene of a shootout that resulted in the death of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry. While outrage in Congress was understandable given how poorly run the operation was, it had more than a whiff of partisan hackery about it. Rep. Issa pursued Attorney General Eric H. Holder for documents as relentlessly as Inspector Javert pursued Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables.” For reasons that encourage skepticism about the Obama administration’s intentions, the Justice Department has not cooperated by providing all of the requested documents. It has not been transparent or forthcoming despite Mr. Holder’s insistence to the contrary. Meanwhile, conspiracy theories abound. President Obama, who opposed President George W. Bush’s liberal use of executive privilege, is in a jam. This week, Mr. Obama claimed executive privilege as a rationale for withholding the documents from congressional oversight. Rep. Issa referred a contempt citation against Mr. Holder to the full House, which will vote on it soon. Even if the investigation is deeply partisan, that doesn’t mean executive privilege is warranted except in the rarest of cases. Mr. Obama has lost the high ground.

    First Published June 23, 2012 12:00 am
    http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/opinion/editorials/slow-and-infuriating-obama-looks-bad-in-partisan-feud-over-holder-641585/

    Not that he ever had it; but comforting to see this in print. I forget if this is the paper that roasted HRC, then recanted. Pittsburgh. Scaife?

  143. Well, I am just loving this but promise this is the last today.

    Liberal Heavyweights As MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, Arianna Huffington And Others Abandon Obama For Poor Performance And Deceptive Rhetoric
    ….These are just the facts from the ‘big boards’ of non-partisan entities like the IRS and the Congressional Budget Office .. no spin, just the facts. No wonder there’s a growing list of liberals (and liberal youth) scrutinizing the facts and abandoning President Obama. They include:

    Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post
    Chris Matthews of MSNBC
    Oprah Winfrey
    Jay-Z, rapper
    Matt Damon, actor
    Janeane Garofalo, comedian and activist
    Maxine Waters, Congresswoman (D – CA)
    Barney Frank, Congressman (D-MA)
    Here’s a sample of what a few of them have expressed (references to full stories listed below):….
    http://akhilleuslight.tumblr.com/post/14534483866/liberal-heavyweights-as-msnbcs-chris-matthews-arianna

  144. Jeez, it has been raining very hard here. The winds are picking up alot. I can hear the heavy thunder nearby. I don’t have TV anymore, but I was just in the WeatherUnderground website (using Iphone) and it said there is a tornado warning here. I am keeping my ears open for that train noise, but all I hear is the heavy rain. This weather sucks.

  145. OK I lied. This is a good read, there’s not much more to it at the link, it shows Romney comfortable in PA, and provides an indication of how many PA Democrats did not vote for Obama in the primary. {Which you’re efforts may already have determined]

    Yes, Pennsylvania Really Is Up for Grabs | RealClearPolitics
    …Recently released election results from April’s primary show that 100,000 Democrats across the state opted not to vote for the president while casting votes for other Democrats. In Bucks County, 2,000 left the Obama ballot unchecked….
    Back in his campaign bus, Romney was clearly comfortable with what transpired at the Wawa.
    “I love meeting people that way,” he said.
    “I sat with a roundtable of small-business people from Pennsylvania earlier today and asked them to give me their perspective … they said that they are frustrated because they feel as though the government sees them as the enemy.” After clearly savoring a Wawa meatball sandwich, Romney began eating handfuls of peanut M&Ms from a glass jar sitting on a counter beside boxes of Rice Krispies, Cocoa Puffs and Raisin Bran cereals.
    “Gov. Rendell said we could win Pennsylvania,” the Republican candidate said. “I think he is right.
    “These are the voters who feel left behind, and that is why I am coming out here to get to know them.”

    Salena Zito is a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review editorial page columnist. E-mail her at szito@tribweb.com
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2012/06/24/yes_pennsylvania_really_is_up_for_grabs_114595.html

  146. holdthemaccountable
    June 24th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    Most of those links are from comments made over a year ago. Is there anything current you can point to from the group cited?

  147. ‘The long knives will come out for Pelosi if Obamacare is struck down”

    I can’t wait to see that. It will be almost as good as seeing BO booted from office.
    Here’s my top 10 list of those whose imminent demise I eagerly await.

    1 – BO
    2 – MO
    3 – Holder
    4 – Pelosi
    5 -Valjar
    6 – Chris Mathews
    7 – DWS
    8 – Lisa Jackson
    9 – Axelrodent
    10 – Reid

  148. HTA,

    I’m just saying that I haven’t seen any recent comments from Arianna, Orca, Tingles, etc.

  149. WTF PLANET are these a$$hats living on????????????

    Really?

    “Late on Tuesday, March 27, halfway around the world, President Obama began one of the most suspenseful waits in recent presidential history.”

    This is more suspenseful than war, unemployment, economic ruin?

    tim
    June 24th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

  150. O.M.G.

    That’s some powerful koolade the NYT is swigging.
    Sickening.

    More excerpts.

    But even if the White House is a fortress of message discipline, it cannot disguise the potential heartbreak for Mr. Obama, who managed to achieve a decades-old Democratic dream despite long odds and at steep cost.
    *************************************************
    In grappling with what the court may do, Mr. Obama and his advisers now appear to be far past the denial stage (when they dismissed constitutional challenges) but nowhere near acceptance (they still believe the law will be upheld.) Instead, they have quietly entered a surprising new state that might be called Learning to Live Without Universal Coverage.
    **********************************************************
    But that position is uncomfortable for a deeper reason, one that goes to the core of who Mr. Obama wanted to be as president. Earlier in his term, he refused every chance to settle for the more limited health care overhaul that the Supreme Court may now effectively deliver, making epic sacrifices to win something far broader.
    ******************************************************

    As the brutal fight continued, the president sacrificed more and more in its name: an overhaul of energy and environmental laws, greater focus on economic issues, some of his own popularity and that of House Democrats, who eventually lost their hard-won majority. “Michelle and I are perfectly comfortable if we’re only here one term if we feel like we really accomplished something,” he told aides.
    *********************************************
    “This is his singular policy achievement,” said Barry Friedman, a law professor at New York University who wrote a brief supporting the law. “So there’s a palpable pain in having this go down.”

  151. Allen West understands the horrible significance of the Sharia loving Muslim Brotherhood taking control of Egypt

    “A year ago there were those of us who warned the Obama Administration of a Muslim Brotherhood takeover in Egypt. We were castigated as alarmists and loose cannons. Today our predictions have come to reality and the ominous specter reminding us of the Iranian revolution is evident. The Muslim Brotherhood claimed they would not run a presidential candidate. Clearly the Arab Spring is nothing more than a radical Islamic nightmare. Now we need to unequivocally reiterate our support to the Coptic Christians and Israel. What an incredible foreign policy faux pas by the second coming of President Jimmy Carter, the Obama Administration. I call upon President Barack Obama to cut off American foreign aid to Egypt, denounce the results of this election, repudiate the Muslim Brotherhood, and all radical Islamist political entities.”

    http://weaselzippers.us/2012/06/24/allen-west-calls-on-obama-to-cut-off-aid-to-egypt-after-mohamed-morsi-wins-presidency-repudiate-muslim-brotherhood/

  152. tim
    June 24th, 2012 at 5:46 pm
    ————-
    It has passed. Things got quiet a few minutes after I posted earlier. I do not have what I would consider to be a safe room. I was going to jump into the bathtub if need be, but it’s located against an outer wall. What got me concerned was watching the tall pine trees across the street from me moving all over the place after just having read about the tornado warnings for Hernando and Pasco counties. I bet that come tomorrow, I will find out that a tornado moved through just due east of here by about 4 miles or so. The warning was updated for that area when I first posted. I don’t think that I am going to sleep to much tonight especially if they extend the tornado watches past their current 8:00 pm expiration. It’s starting to rain hard again right now.

  153. http://freebeacon.com/hollywoods-white-house/
    Excellent article about BO’s hopefully misguided reliance on Hollywood for campaign pointers.

    BY: Matthew Continetti – June 22, 2012 5:00 am

    Excerpt:

    “In Hollywood’s dramatization of the Obama campaign, the president is an idealist, confronted by catastrophe, who is improving things bit by bit. That was the message of “The Road We’ve Traveled,” the Obama propaganda film directed by Davis “An Inconvenient Truth” Guggenheim and narrated by Tom Hanks. It was the message of the president’s June 14 “reframing speech” in Cleveland. But it is also a message that has failed to persuade independent audiences, according to Democrats James Carville and Stan Greenberg, liberal journalists Al Hunt and Eleanor Clift, and Democratic pollster Peter Hart. “I got duped,” one Colorado swing voter, who supported Obama in 2008, told Hart. “I fell under his spell.”

    What Spielberg and Katzenberg should know is that a film can have an expensive and superb marketing campaign, an A-list star, tremendous special effects, and a big-time budget, but still flop spectacularly if it does not tell a compelling story. All of Hollywood’s script doctoring cannot rescue this particular tale of a failed presidency—the story of how a young, ambitious, liberal Democratic senator promised a dispirited American people a new era of bipartisan reform, and then handed the controls of government to hard-knuckle lefty partisans such as Nancy Pelosi, Henry Waxman, Barney Frank, and Harry Reid. No amount of glitz and glam can mask a four-year decrease in per capita disposable personal income and household wealth, decelerating economic growth, rising health care costs, and financial downgrades.

    The result is an over-budget, half-baked mess of a film, with a premise that overpromises but under-delivers, and a leading man who grows more annoying by the hour. Obama for America 2012 may appeal to niche audiences, but it is underperforming its 2008 box office, and may be limited to select theaters in Manhattan, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Some critics may enjoy the lavish but ultimately rather pathetic spectacle. I am waiting for The Dark Knight Rises.’

  154. Maxine Waters, Congresswoman (D – CA)
    Barney Frank, Congressman (D-MA)
    Here’s a sample of what a few of them have expressed (references to full stories listed below):….
    http://akhilleuslight.tumblr.com/post/14534483866/liberal-heavyweights-as-msnbcs-chris-matthews-arianna

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

    I don’t think Maxine Waters belongs in this list, as she was a longtime strong Hillary supporter who only went along with Obama late and temporararily.

    Dunno about Barney Frank.

  155. The email I referred to came from someone at the center of the campaign. It was a day to day assessment. If you have the time and energy to go back to that period, I posted parts of it here on this blog.

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

    Thanks, but my time and energy is going toward supporting the people who are likely to support Hillary in future, including Rangel, Waters, etc

    ———————-
    Fine and dandy. But do not waste your time and energy supporting people who fold like a cheap watch when someone calls their hand. We end where we began: treason is a matter of dates. Way back when Admin identified those who stuck with her until June 3 as being worthy of our support, in any future run, and those who abandoned her prior to that time as worth primarying. Therefore, in your effort to identify who to support in the future, I suggest you look for that email and pick up a copy of Halperin’s book Game Change. I would loan you mine but I burned it in protest.

  156. But even if the White House is a fortress of message discipline, it cannot disguise the potential heartbreak for Mr. Obama, who managed to achieve a decades-old Democratic dream despite long odds and at steep cost.
    ———————
    What smarmy drivel this is. Heart break? A decade long dream–now ain’t that pretty. Only it ain’t single payer is it? In their twisted world, we should ignore the constitution in order to spare Obama heart break and to achieve a decade long dream of having a piece of legislation which reduces coverage and increases cost. This writing is the stuff of pulp fiction and romance novels. It belongs in the barf bag, coming as it does from an entity which has been degenerated into a tabloid by young Arthur and who previously called this the most important civil rights victory since the 1964 civil rights act.

  157. Way back when Admin identified those who stuck with her until June 3 as being worthy of our support, in any future run, and those who abandoned her prior to that time as worth primarying. Therefore, in your effort to identify who to support in the future, I suggest you look for that email and pick up a copy of Halperin’s book Game Change.

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

    I don’t recall that list, but I think supporting HIllary even till May is promising. I wouldn’t draw the line so late.

    As for Game Change, I don’t trust Halperin. Didn’t he say quite bad things about Palin?

  158. turndownobama
    June 24th, 2012 at 6:38 pm
    ————
    You know, Rangel and Waters are two crooks in a pod. When I read moononpluto’s response to your earlier comment of support for Rangel, I agreed with him. A crook is a crook, and it doesn’t matter to which party he or she belongs to, or to which politician he or she pledges allegiance. The CROOKS who swindle the American public do not deserve anyone’s support. If I were Hillary, I’d be embarrassed to be associated with them in any way.

  159. Just a few phrases from the brief excerpt – words which would make any Harlequin romance novelist proud.

    – a fortress of message discipline,
    – potential heartbreak
    – long odds and at steep cost.
    – refused every chance to settle
    – making epic sacrifices
    – brutal fight
    – palpable pain

    This is so over-the-top it is nauseating. Tim hit the nail on the head.

    tim
    June 24th, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    So amusing, now every aspect of the American media is going with the whole “Poor Obama” theme.

    “Wearing Brave Face, Obama Braces for Health Care Ruling”

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/47937056

  160. The troll is getting well fed tonight, we are going to see one-line quotes with some thoughtless excuse posted with them from now until the cows come home.

  161. nomobama

    Not sure if this is your area or not, Hurricane Debby
    Stay safe.

    ——-
    Tropical Storm DEBBY Public Advisory

    US Watch/Warning

    TCPAT4

    BULLETIN
    TROPICAL STORM DEBBY INTERMEDIATE ADVISORY NUMBER 6A
    NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL042012
    700 PM CDT SUN JUN 24 2012

    …DEBBY REMAINS STATIONARY…HEAVY SQUALLS AFFECTING THE
    COASTS OF THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND WEST-CENTRAL FLORIDA…

    SUMMARY OF 700 PM CDT…0000 UTC…INFORMATION
    ———————————————-
    LOCATION…28.3N 86.0W
    ABOUT 115 MI…185 KM SSW OF APALACHICOLA FLORIDA
    ABOUT 195 MI…315 KM ESE OF THE MOUTH OF THE MISSISSIPPI RIVER
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…60 MPH…95 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT…STATIONARY
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…990 MB…29.23 INCHES

    WATCHES AND WARNINGS
    ——————–
    CHANGES WITH THIS ADVISORY…

    NONE.

    SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT…

    A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR…
    * THE MISSISSIPPI-ALABAMA BORDER EASTWARD TO THE SUWANNEE RIVER
    FLORIDA

    A TROPICAL STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR…
    * SOUTH OF THE SUWANNEE RIVER TO ENGLEWOOD FLORIDA

    A TROPICAL STORM WATCH MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
    POSSIBLE WITHIN THE WATCH AREA…IN THIS CASE LATER TODAY.

    FOR STORM INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA IN THE UNITED
    STATES…INCLUDING POSSIBLE INLAND WATCHES AND WARNINGS…PLEASE
    MONITOR PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
    FORECAST OFFICE.

    DISCUSSION AND 48-HOUR OUTLOOK
    ——————————
    AT 700 PM CDT…0000 UTC…THE CENTER OF TROPICAL STORM DEBBY WAS
    LOCATED NEAR LATITUDE 28.3 NORTH…LONGITUDE 86.0 WEST. DEBBY HAS
    BEEN STATIONARY DURING THE PAST SEVERAL HOURS. LITTLE MOVEMENT IS
    EXPECTED DURING THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS…BUT THIS FORECAST REMAINS
    UNCERTAIN DUE TO WEAK STEERING CURRENTS.

    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE NEAR 60 MPH…95 KM/H…WITH HIGHER
    GUSTS. SOME GRADUAL STRENGTHENING IS POSSIBLE DURING THE NEXT
    48 HOURS.

    TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS EXTEND OUTWARD UP TO 200 MILES…325 KM
    FROM THE CENTER. SUSTAINED TROPICAL-STORM-FORCE WINDS HAVE BEEN
    REPORTED AT SEVERAL LOCATIONS ALONG THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE WEST OF
    APALACHICOLA DURING THE PAST HOUR. WIND GUSTS TO TROPICAL STORM
    FORCE HAVE BEEN REPORTED ALONG THE ALABAMA COAST AND ALSO ALONG THE
    WEST-CENTRAL FLORIDA COAST.

    THE MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE RECENTLY REPORTED BY AN AIR FORCE
    RESERVE RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT WAS 990 MB…29.23 INCHES.

    HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
    ———————-
    WIND…TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE ALREADY NEAR OR OVER PORTIONS
    OF THE NORTHEAST GULF COAST AND ARE EXPECTED TO REACH THE REMAINDER
    OF THE WARNING AREA BY TONIGHT…MAKING OUTSIDE PREPARATIONS
    DIFFICULT OR DANGEROUS.

    STORM SURGE…THE COMBINATION OF A STORM SURGE AND THE TIDE WILL
    CAUSE NORMALLY DRY AREAS NEAR THE COAST TO BE FLOODED BY RISING
    WATERS. THE WATER COULD REACH THE FOLLOWING DEPTHS ABOVE GROUND AT
    THE TIMES OF HIGH TIDE OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS…

    APALACHEE BAY TO WACCASASSA BAY…4 TO 6 FT
    FLORIDA WEST COAST SOUTH OF WACCASASSA BAY…2 TO 4 FT
    COASTAL MISSISSIPPI EASTWARD TO APALACHEE BAY…2 TO 4 FT
    SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA…1 TO 3 FT

    THE DEEPEST WATER WILL OCCUR ALONG THE IMMEDIATE COAST IN AREAS OF
    ONSHORE FLOW. SURGE-RELATED FLOODING DEPENDS ON THE RELATIVE
    TIMING OF THE SURGE AND THE TIDAL CYCLE…AND CAN VARY GREATLY OVER
    SHORT DISTANCES. FOR INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO YOUR AREA…PLEASE
    SEE PRODUCTS ISSUED BY YOUR LOCAL NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE.

    RAINFALL…DEBBY IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF
    10 TO 15 INCHES OVER THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND NORTHERN FLORIDA…
    WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 25 INCHES POSSIBLE. SURROUNDING
    THIS AREA…TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF 5 TO 10 INCHES ARE EXPECTED
    OVER CENTRAL FLORIDA AND SOUTHEAST GEORGIA…WITH ISOLATED MAXIMUM
    AMOUNTS OF 15 INCHES POSSIBLE. GIVEN THE RECENT HEAVY RAINFALL AND
    WET SOIL CONDITIONS…THESE ADDITIONAL AMOUNTS WILL EXACERBATE THE
    FLASH FLOOD THREAT ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN GULF
    COAST.

    TOTAL RAIN ACCUMULATIONS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES OVER COASTAL ALABAMA…
    MISSISSIPPI…SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA AND SOUTH FLORIDA…WITH
    ISOLATED MAXIMUM AMOUNTS OF 6 INCHES POSSIBLE.

    TORNADOES…A FEW TORNADOES ARE POSSIBLE OVER WEST AND CENTRAL
    FLORIDA PENINSULA TONIGHT.

    NEXT ADVISORY
    ————-
    NEXT COMPLETE ADVISORY…1000 PM CDT.

    FORECASTER STEWART/LANDSEA

    http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/text/refresh/MIATCPAT4+shtml/242034.shtml

  162. The weatherundergound website indicated that another tornado moved north just eadt of here. They have a tornado warning in effect again, and the wind is getting heavy yet the rain is not as heavy as before. No sleep tonight.

  163. Someone on this post said something way up line about AOL and something he saw there regarding F&F. I went there for the first time in years and found that is actually Huffington Post and I never go there.

    Nevertheless, I followed the article about F&F, Brian Terry’s parents want answers and read the article. Then I began reading the blog posts and I was absolutely shocked. I read them until 4 a.m. because I was so surprised. They were about 75% against Obama and Holder.

    There were people there that were extremely knowledgable and were having to explain the whole F&F scheme to others because there were some that kept making the accusation that it was Bush, Bush, Bush. A lot of people were making comments like: What took you so long HuffPo?, I Can’t Believe this is HuffPo, About Time HuffPo. Then there were the ones that when even the facts were pointed out to them were saying stuff such as YOU’RE LYING! Some sounded very non-empathetic saying stuff like Brian Terry would have been killed anyway because the Mexican cartels would have gotten the guns from somewhere else. Overall it was only about 25% of the people that were trying to defend Holder and Obama and claiming that it was a witch hunt or Congress were doing it because he was black.

    Made my heart soar that a lefty rag like HuffPo was so over Obama. Gave me hope that maybe he will be thrown out on his keister in January. If so, don’t let the door hit you and Moochelle’s big ass on the way out the door.

  164. Shadowfax, thanks for your weather post. I am on the west central Florida coast. These tornado warnings are for an area just a 10 minute drive east of here, maybe 5 miles away at the closest. It’s an area I drive through many times a month.

  165. I don’t recall that list, but I think supporting HIllary even till May is promising. I wouldn’t draw the line so late.
    ———————
    The Rules and Bylaws committee hearing was on 5/31. You need to look to June 3 as the cut-off date, if you are serious about separating the heroes from the traitors. Rangel fell through his ass later, but he is a special case, for the reasons above. I suggest you go back and read Admins posts from that period, and then you will know who was loyal and who pretended to be. And pick up a copy of that book, as that will give you further insight on who the fifth column was. You have expressed so much interest in this, I think it is important for you to get it right.

  166. the dem representive apologizer for Holder is an embarassment. A US border agent died, innocent Mexican died and the dem apologizer is acting like this is no biggie at all.

  167. I watched the Chris Wallace interview of Darryl Issa and Elija Cummings. Issa made it clear that he will not accept the rope a dope tactics by Holder, that they were lied to by Justice, and he hopes Holder is not directly involved in this. Cummings gave a whiny rebuttal and delivered straight party line. Wallace showed a clip of the father of Brian Terry opining that Justice is hiding something, and then showed a mawkish clip of Cummings from over a year ago promising them that the wrongdoers will be punished. But don’t touch Holder. One black man defending another black man because he is black. That is what this comes down to. Okay Obama, you can deliver the race card, the question is can you take it when we reciprocate. Turnaround is fair play.

  168. the dem representive arguing opposite Gowdy is Loretta Sanchez? why is that name familiar? what an embarassment this woman is, arguing that its ok to use exec. priveldge to hide documents for an investigation, and then turns around says this is a “distraction” from the actual investigation. How the hell can there be an investigation when the documents need for a thorough investigation are being hidden by corrupt people in power?

  169. Tim, unfortunately, the Dimocrats have ignored the interests of justice as you have cited them and opted instead for a new strategy. Until last week, their strategy was one of rope a dope. Now, it is circle the wagons. They do NOT want to get to the bottom of this if it in any way implicates Holder, or Obama. That is what this is really about.

  170. Obama Campaign Stiffs Durham North Carolina
    Moe Lane

    The very short version: President Barack Obama is scheduled to make a campaign speech on Monday, in the town of Durham, NH. This will cost the town an estimated sixteen to thirty thousand dollars in additional overtime for cops and fire officials and whatnot. The town is taking the position that while they’d be happy to eat the cost for a Presidential visit, a campaign stop by the President is a different story; the town also claims that they’ve asked previous campaigns to foot the bill for overtime/costs. Obama for America has declined to do this, claiming that the Secret Service wants the extra security in place (this is fast becoming OfA’s favorite excuse for bad visuals); the town is now contemplating symbolically dis-inviting the President. If passed, then hi-jinks will then presumably ensue.

    No, really, that was the really short version.

    Let’s break this down into several parts. First, the merits… well, how much merit Durham’s claim has depends on how you look at it, and whether the town really has made a distinction between campaign and official stops. It’s also in some ways the most irrelevant part of the problem facing Obama for America right now… and likely to be the one that they myopically fixate upon, bless their hearts. Because the second problem for the Democrats is how this looks. This isn’t 2008. The country doesn’t feel as rich as it did. Particularly since Obama hit Mitt Romney a couple of weeks ago with a campaign ad accusing Mitt Romney of… not wanting to pay for firemen and cops.

    Oops.

    Anyway, the point here is that a thirty grand overtime bill is not exactly a hill that you’d expect Obama for America to die on; regardless of the relative merits, the optics are sufficiently poor that it’ll probably cost them more than thirty grand’s worth of headaches. It is, in fact, the sort of thing that campaign money is for; making problems go away that might otherwise stomp on the smooth delivery of a campaign’s message. The Obama campaign really should have just smiled tightly, and paid up. Unless… they’re, you know, feeling the pinch these days. To the point where thirty grand looks as much like real money to them as it does to most of the people reading this article.

    Which would be… interesting, no?

    Moe Lane (crosspost)

  171. Health Cate ruling will have tremendous effect either way. A big week which may make
    or break Obama’s presidency.

  172. Loretta Sanchez’s name may be familiar because she was a Hillary supporter who went all the way to Denver for Hillary and tried to organize a vote for Hillary on the convention floor.

    Rep.: Half of House Dems may vote Hillary at DNC – Amie Parnes …
    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0808/12565.html
    Aug 15, 2008 – Loretta Sanchez says she’s happy for the chance to vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Democratic National Convention — and she predicts …

    Will someone tell Loretta Sanchez that Hillary Clinton lost?
    latinopoliticsblog.com/…/will-someone-tell-loretta-sanchez-that-hillar…Aug 16, 2008 – Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez has been telling the media that she’s happy to have a chance to vote for Hillary Clinton at the Democratic …

  173. TDO:
    I wouldn’t draw the line so late.
    ———————
    WBB:
    The Rules and Bylaws committee hearing was on 5/31. You need to look to June 3 as the cut-off date, if you are serious about separating the heroes from the traitors.

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

    Actually I don’t draw a date line at all. Some support for Hillary in 2008 indicates some support for Hillary in future. The real heroes are those who voted for Hillary in Denver: Coakley, Sanchez, (Waters?) etc. But anyone who is likely to give her any support in future, deserves some support from us now. And we certainly shouldn’t be helping the Bots and the GOP to condemn them.

  174. There is a cartoon on Tom Sowell’s blog which depicts two black men–Obama and Holder sitting across the desk from each other. Obama asks Holder “Now that Fast and Furious has distracted everyone from the economy, how do we distract everyone from Fast and Furious?”

    Q: how about adverse decisions on Obama care, and the Arizona case? That should be distraction enough from the economy and Fast and Furious–for now. Later on we can loop back to Mr. Obama’s other failures. Not to worry. They aren’t going anywhere.

  175. lol.

    Tell your kids that if they’re good all year Santa will donate their gifts to Obama. #ObamaFundraisingIdeas

  176. This is weird……

    Anonymous Donor Agrees To Cover Costs For Obama Campaign Stop In NH

    DURHAM, N.H. (CBS) – An anonymous donor has agreed to pay a New Hampshire town’s extra security costs for President Barack Obama’s visit on Monday.

    Durham officials say they didn’t mean to raise a ruckus, but they didn’t have the money budgeted for police, fire and EMS services needed for President Obama’s visit, and the Obama for America campaign said they wouldn’t pay.

    “Some people are very positive about the position that the town has taken to date, and others have been very critical. Some have expressed it as being ‘un-American’ the position we have taken, others feel it is the right thing to do, and campaigns, whoever the party, whatever the party, should pay the costs associated with the visit,” said Durham Town Manager Todd Selig.

    Town Council Chair Jay Gooze says a local resident has stepped up to the plate.

    “An anonymous donor, a Durham resident, contacted the town administrator and council chair, and offered to pay for town public safety costs up to $20,000. The donor wanted us to make public his or her sentiment that the town had done the right thing in asking the campaign to do its part,” said Gooze.

    Officials said the donor craves privacy, and just felt this was the right thing to do.

    http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/06/24/anonymous-donor-agrees-to-cover-costs-for-obama-campaign-stop-in-nh/
    ……………………

    So the Obama campaign would not pay, sounds familiar, who did they want to pay, of course the taxpayer for their circus. I’m mystified at the local donor though sounds a little weird.

  177. But anyone who is likely to give her any support in future, deserves some support from us now.
    —————————
    Not necessarily. If they voted against her in 2008, then I would not trust them next time, assuming there is a next time. Until we know she will run again, and until we know the people who voted against her last time will in fact vote for her next time, I would give them zero support.

  178. Officials said the donor craves privacy, and just felt this was the right thing to do.
    ——————————
    On the contrary, the public has a right to know who this donor is. That individual may be buying access and influence. When you start throwing large sums of money into the political process, we have a right to know who you are. You can have your privacy, or you can throw money around, but not both.

  179. The admirer of Obama’s sharp pant leg creases, David Brooks, is not impressed with the executive privilege claim:

  180. Wbboei, wanna bet something like this happened.

    I’ll bet its gone down like this….

    Town asks for money, campaign does not want to set a precedent of paying a town for a visit because then every town will then ask for it, so says NO publically but in fact pays it on the quiet to do it, bet the mystery donor is linked to obama campaign.

  181. Until we know she will run again, and until we know the people who voted against her last time will in fact vote for her next time, I would give them zero support.

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

    For people like Rangel to lose their position or their influence, may discourage Hillary from running again.

    And, it would depend on what kind of support. In an election, of course we’d support a strong HIllary supporter against a weak supporter. But with ethics charges or soemthing like that, imo we should support anyone who has given Hillary any support at all, or who seems to be seeing the light, ar at least saying nice things about Hillary or encouraging her to run again.

  182. For people like Rangel to lose their position or their influence, may discourage Hillary from running again.

    …………………………….

    People like Rangel need to lose their influence, the man is a total piece of work who was tax evading on a grand scale. I’d like to see him in jail. Hillary or anyone does not need people like Rangel. The public don’t need Rangel, they deserve better.

  183. Hillary or anyone does not need people like Rangel.

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

    Hillary needs all the votes she can get. No matter what the Bots or the GOP has accused them of.

    Of all the Democrats accused of ethics violations lately, what percent have been Hillary supporters? Pretty high, I bet. Is this because Hillary people tend to be crooks? Or because false accusations are a weapon the Bots use?

  184. Town asks for money, campaign does not want to set a precedent of paying a town for a visit because then every town will then ask for it, so says NO publically but in fact pays it on the quiet to do it,

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

    Good thinking.

  185. Should this punctuation and the word YET? be added to this headline?
    __________________________

    Rep. Issa: No evidence of White House cover-up in ‘Fast and Furious’ gun-running case

    WASHINGTON — The congressman heading an investigation into a botched gun-trafficking case said on Sunday he had no evidence the White House was involved in a cover-up about the operation or in providing misleading information to Congress.

    However, Republican Rep. Darrell Issa said documents the White House was shielding under an executive privilege claim would shed more light on how much high-level officials knew about a misleading Feb. 4, 2011, letter to Congress denying that guns had been allowed to “walk” into the hands of Mexican drug cartels.

    http://nbcpolitics.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/24/12384435-rep-issa-no-evidence-of-white-house-cover-up-in-fast-and-furious-gun-running-case?lite

  186. Mrs Smith, the translation of that considering it is NBC is Issa is not going to tip his hand, like he is going to go “oh yeah there is a cover up” and let them know what he knows.

    Its a fishing expedition for the WH, they dont know what Issa knows but are scred of what he may know.

    If Issa turned round now and said there is a coverup, the first thing the WH will do is scream racist and say “prove it”.

  187. White House, ‘Washington Post’ Coordinate Another Anti-Romney Attack

    The narrative.

    In politics, the media narrative is everything. The media narrative drives the national conversation, opinion, and, unfortunately, poll numbers. Thanks to bad economic news and a number of unforced errors, narrative-wise, Obama and his media pal have had a very bad June. Desperate to change the subject for Their Precious One, this week we saw the media attempt to rescue Obama by pushing the White House talking points about illegal immigration.

    Another media-created narrative push this week was the now-discredited story about presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney and the outsourcing of jobs during his time at Bain Capital.

    The media coordinating with one another to create and control narratives that benefit Obama is in and of itself corrupt. After all, these outlets are all supposed to be in competition with one another and yet they all cover the same stories in the same way. Hmm…?

    There is something worse, though, and that’s when the media coordinates with the Obama campaign, which is something the fallen Washington Post has been caught doing once again.

    In almost all cases, stories like this one published at the Post, take days if not weeks to write. Interviews, research, and whatever editorial and fact-checking process the Post still believes in, all takes time. There’s also the editorial process involved in choosing when to run the story.

    The same is true for the launching of a political attack. Certainly, campaigns, especially at the presidential level, have become quite good at producing commercials and responses with startling efficiency. But the rolling out of a new narrative attack takes planning, meetings, coordination, and strategy sessions. And like the editorial process at a newspaper, you have to decide the best time to launch.

    With that in mind, I give you the following facts:

    Wednesday, June 20: The Obama campaign launches a (false) attack against Mitt Romney for outsourcing jobs overseas at the expense of American workers. This attack includes a slick new ad.

    Thursday, June 21: The Washington Post launches a (false) attack against Mitt Romney for outsourcing jobs overseas at the expense of American workers.

    If you think this is a coincidence, please strap on a helmet for daily wear before you hurt yourself.

    This is how narratives are built and this is how our corrupt media works with the Obama campaign to aid and abet his reelection.

    This is also the third time we have caught the Post doing this.

    Back in early May, just a few days after President Obama chose to stop lying about his position on same-sex marriage, the Post launched a now-discredited article that somehow read the mind of a high school-aged Mitt Romney a half-century ago and found him to be a anti-gay bully.

    If you think this was a coincidence, I’m sure it will only be a few more days before that Nigerian bank wire shows up.

    Just a couple of weeks later, along with the rest of the media, the Post joined the coordinated campaign with the White House to demonize a pro-Romney super PAC, its donors; and to blackmail the man behind it, his businesses, his family and their businesses.

    If you think this was a coincidence, go call Jesse Jackson a liar.

    In 2008 the media sold what was left of its soul to get Barack Obama elected.

    In 2012, the media is panicked and openly disgracing themselves — which makes them as dangerous as a cornered animal.

    And it’s only June.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/06/23/Wapo-Obama-Coordinate-outsourcing-attack

  188. admin June 25th, 2012 at 3:00 am David Brooks video is a very sweet find & crucial for plausibility.

    Anonymous Donor Agrees To Cover Costs For Obama Campaign Stop In NH
    ——————
    Oh should not accept offer. But he will. In one of his debates/HRC: “I’ll take help from anyone … “

  189. moononpluto
    June 25th, 2012 at 6:18 am

    Mrs Smith, the translation of that considering it is NBC is Issa is not going to tip his hand, like he is going to go “oh yeah there is a cover up” and let them know what he knows.

    Its a fishing expedition for the WH, they dont know what Issa knows but are scred of what he may know.

    If Issa turned round now and said there is a coverup, the first thing the WH will do is scream racist and say “prove it”.
    __________________

    Thanks, moon for reconfirming my hopes exactly as you stated. The Issa story on msn is not the main headline. It is buried within a second string of stories running the gamut of stories ranging from a Sandusky settlement to the passing of a Galapagos tortoise- I missed listening to his appearance on MTP yesterday and wondered afterwards if there were any new developments. Lots to do here before leaving for Texas and the reason for my infrequent posting. I have a stop in St. Louis before reaching my destination just about the time if hurricane Debbie Does Damage reaches landfall in Texas..

  190. Shadowfax
    June 24th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    The troll is getting well fed tonight, we are going to see one-line quotes with some thoughtless excuse posted with them from now until the cows come home.
    __________

    Even better, she considers herself a political consultant advising ‘Daily Puma’ as to our political doctrine espoused here at Hillaryis 44. As well as Pumas Unleashed, rbo2 and many of our sister blogs categorizing us under the heading:

    NEO CONSERVATIVES WHO USED TO SUPPORT HILLARY CLINTON, BUT DO THEY STILL?

    http://dailypuma.blogspot.com/
    ____________

    Divisiveness is her hallmark modeled after Axelrod/Obama campaign strategies.. LOL

  191. bet the mystery donor is linked to obama campaign.
    ————————–
    No doubt about it, Moon.

  192. Only 29% support Obama’s EP order in fast n furious…..serious epic backfire. I can’t believe even 29% support it, that must be his floor. Majority call his EP order “inappropriate”.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/06/25/new-poll-obamas-executive-privilege-assertion-not-as-popular-as-wh-imagined/

    New poll: Obama’s executive-privilege assertion not as popular as WH imagined

    In a poll taken by The Hill after last week’s assertion of executive privilege by Barack Obama in the Operation Fast and Furious probe, only 29% of likely voters supported Obama’s move to block access to Department of Justice documentation, while a clear majority disapproved:

    A clear majority of likely voters believes President Obama has exercised his executive power inappropriately — particularly in blocking the release of documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious, according to a new poll for The Hill. …

    The Hill Poll found that likely voters disapproved by an almost 2-to-1 margin of Obama’s assertion of presidential power in the case. Overall, 56 percent of voters disapproved of his action, while only 29 percent approved.

    The news is even worse among independents, and it’s not exactly a slam-dunk among Obama’s base, either:

    The defense is not proving an easy sell with voters, particularly independents.

    Sixty-one percent of independents said they disapproved of the president’s actions, and just 25 percent approved. Among Republicans, opposition to the president’s use of executive privilege was more entrenched at 78 percent.

    Even 28 percent of Democrats, and 30 percent of self-identified liberals disapproved of Obama’s position.

    When asked more generically (“Has President Obama used his Executive Authority appropriately or inappropriately?”), the numbers narrow, but not all that much. Obama still loses by a majority, 43/52, and does slightly worse than that among younger voters (42/56) and independents (40/55). On the specific question, younger voters — on whom Obama depends for support and enthusiasm — give him worse marks than the overall rating, at just 24/60.

    Congress doesn’t do terribly well in this poll either, but still fares better than Obama. A plurality believe that Congress has been obstructive (48/41), with a majority of independents agreeing (51/38), but that’s of small comfort to Obama. That point is now moot. Now that Obama has asserted executive privilege to block access to these documents, the onus has shifted to the White House to explain itself. Clearly, the explanations given have not sufficed, and Obama’s supporters are a small minority on this issue. The more he pushes it, the more damage he will do even within his base.

    Don’t be surprised to see the White House cut a deal on this if more polling corroborates this result. If not, then it’s further confirmation that whatever they’re hiding is more damaging than the political hit they’ll take from pursuing a Nixon strategy four months before the election.

    …………………………….

    Now that is what i call a political suicide EP if you ever saw it. Obama over-reached bigtime.

  193. Gonna be fun watching the dems trying to spin how 71% disapprove of Obama’s startling EP over-reach, well he hung that albatross round his own neck, now the dems will have to explain.

  194. Fox news has apparently been saying this morning that Big name Dems are desperate and big chatter about desperately to run Hillary as VP again.

    Personally, i’ll only listen when they talk of dumping the asshole and putting her up instead…YOU STILL HAVE TIME.

  195. I’m convinced seem to think independent minded Americans still think dem vs repub. Most independents thought the Valerie Plame outing was wrong and should have been investigated, and Bush had to be forced to assign a special counsel for it. But dems are under the impression, that if they do wrong, independents will say, hey, its ok, its a liberal dem doing it. So yesterday Loretta Sanchez was using that line of attack, see, Bush did it, so we’re doing it, and it ok. And in my opinion, this F&F is worse than the Plame issue.

    Wrong is wrong, doesn’t matter who does it. The MSM on the other hand doesn’t see it this way, they will hold only repubs in power to account, dems, well the MSM is part of the dem establishment, so they will cover up for them.

  196. Mrs. Smith
    June 25th, 2012 at 8:08 am

    Shadowfax
    June 24th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    The troll is getting well fed tonight, we are going to see one-line quotes with some thoughtless excuse posted with them from now until the cows come home.
    __________

    Even better, she considers herself a political consultant advising ‘Daily Puma’ as to our political doctrine espoused here at Hillaryis 44. As well as Pumas Unleashed, rbo2 and many of our sister blogs categorizing us under the heading:

    NEO CONSERVATIVES WHO USED TO SUPPORT HILLARY CLINTON, BUT DO THEY STILL?

    http://dailypuma.blogspot.com/
    _____________

    Basil,

    Open the Daily Puma link first.. Then scroll down a bit from their header material… In the far left column, look under the en-captioned title in capitals:

    “NEO CONSERVATIVES WHO USED TO SUPPORT HILLARY CLINTON, BUT DO THEY STILL?”

    and scroll down the column until you see His44 and Pumas Unleashed, rbo2 etc.. none of these blogs could ever be considered supported by NeoCons.

  197. Must be nice to live in their rich little la-la land. I have no idea who this idiot actress is, and frankly don’t care, what I find so interesting is Hollywood loves to insult the very people who are their customers, and they have clue how irrelevant their “esteem” opinions are becoming to the independent minded americans.

    “”The Newsroom’s” Emily Mortimer calls the Tea Party a “lunatic fringe,” and says Americans fall too easily for lies”
    http://www.salon.com/2012/06/22/newsroom_star_emily_mortimer_americans_are_dangerously_uninformed/singleton/

  198. Very rarely would I post anything by this scumbag, Halprin, but he’s only voicing what others were smart enought to have already stated and figured out, many many months ago.

  199. tim
    June 25th, 2012 at 9:13 am
    ————–
    I agree that this is a problem today. Listening to fragments of Edward’s mistress (I refuse to use her name), all she ever said was, well he did it before, and others do it. Adultery is Adultery. Her excuses remind me of many criminals, people, politicians all over the world, wanting to justify criminal acts. You are right, wrong is wrong, but unless society starts employing tactics to reward the right behavior, and punishing the wrong, they will continue to use this.

    I have heard these things out of the mouths of children, and then I have heard very wise parents say “I don’t care if Johnney did it. If Johnney jumped off a cliff, would you follow him?” These parents are teaching something wise. However the really wise parents then say “I don’t care if Johnney did it because I raised you to know right from wrong, and you knew. By the way, you should have stopped Johnney when he did that, as that is what I expected from you.” These sort of parents are building citizens that we would all be proud of. However, I am not sure if many parents do this anymore. Justification of But Johnney murdered so and so, or you cannot blame them based on their childhood are nothing but veiled excuses for ignoring what society expects of people. When Juries buy this crap, parents, society, we are contributing to weakening the morals of our society. I have known plenty of young people, who came out of terrible situations that know the right thing, and do the right thing.

    Most people figure out that you don’t have to do the right thing when you are young 6-12 probably. Yet, they do the right thing because that is the right thing to do.
    ———————

    Read a new stat recently that says that rich people are emmigrating out of the country, so they will not have to pay taxes to the country who gave them their riches. This is similar to the people who deposit their riches in off shore accounts. Now that is what I call being grateful to the country that helped them get where they are.

  200. NewMexicoFan
    June 25th, 2012 at 10:07 am

    My wife watched the interview, I watched about 5 mins of her voicing her rather deranged thoughts, that’s about all I could stand listening to. Talk about a self absorbed delusional person.

  201. I never did understood the whole, showing “your papers”, normally a person is stopped on some other crime, then the police takes them to the police station, and that point, they are verified if they are legal or illegal, and therefore deportable.
    Who cares “papers”, a driver’s licence can be given to illegals, so that’s doesn’t show legality, the person’s name can checked against homeland security to see their legality.

  202. moon, thanks for your explanation, I’m very lost on all this, I have not been following the SB 1070 stuff very much.

  203. Fox is explaining this, so now local police can arrest people on illegality if they have probable cause, while being stopped for another crime.

  204. I can understand why they might have not have want to do the immigration and healthcare on the same day. Way too confusing. Is Thursday the last day for any ruling?

  205. tim
    June 25th, 2012 at 10:04 am
    ——————-
    Tim, this msnbc crowd is so dishonest. They schlep this little lord fauntleroy in and ask him why health care is so unpopular and he goes into a 60 second editorial for the bill, and concludes by saying that the reason it is unpopular is because the American People do not favor covering the uninsured. In other words, it takes higher moral beings–like Ratner for example to divine the real purpose, when the peasant class thought the reason they did not like it is because it imposes higher costs and provides less coverage–omg were we wrong. Ratner looks like the runt of the litter, the little squirt that used to get beat up on the playground by the school bully, so he decided to get even this way. Oh yes, and msnbc neglects to mention that he was Obama’s auto czar. An innocent oversight I am sure.

  206. the 3 parts of the SB1070 that were rejected seemed pretty rejectable… “illegals can’t look for work” or get 20 days in jail(not sure who this would be enforable), “illegals can’t apply for IDs” (I think there are some areas of the country that allows illegals to get ids), not sure what the 3rd one that was struck down was.

  207. “Ratner looks like the runt of the litter,”

    LOL!!!! He reminds me of a creepy Harry Potter all grown up, especially with those glasses.

  208. Interesting ruling. I think Kennedy’s comments may have tipped his hand as far as his view of the Healthcare mandate.

  209. New poll: Obama’s executive-privilege assertion not as popular as WH imagined
    posted at 8:41 am on June 25, 2012 by Ed Morrissey
    Via Jammie Wearing Fool, the numbers are as brutal as he says. In a poll taken by The Hill after last week’s assertion of executive privilege by Barack Obama in the Operation Fast and Furious probe, only 29% of likely voters supported Obama’s move to block access to Department of Justice documentation, while a clear majority disapproved:
    A clear majority of likely voters believes President Obama has exercised his executive power inappropriately — particularly in blocking the release of documents relating to Operation Fast and Furious, according to a new poll for The Hill. …
    The Hill Poll found that likely voters disapproved by an almost 2-to-1 margin of Obama’s assertion of presidential power in the case. Overall, 56 percent of voters disapproved of his action, while only 29 percent approved.
    The news is even worse among independents, and it’s not exactly a slam-dunk among Obama’s base, either:
    The defense is not proving an easy sell with voters, particularly independents.
    Sixty-one percent of independents said they disapproved of the president’s actions, and just 25 percent approved. Among Republicans, opposition to the president’s use of executive privilege was more entrenched at 78 percent.
    Even 28 percent of Democrats, and 30 percent of self-identified liberals disapproved of Obama’s position.
    When asked more generically (“Has President Obama used his Executive Authority appropriately or inappropriately?”), the numbers narrow, but not all that much. Obama still loses by a majority, 43/52, and does slightly worse than that among younger voters (42/56) and independents (40/55). On the specific question, younger voters — on whom Obama depends for support and enthusiasm — give him worse marks than the overall rating, at just 24/60.
    Congress doesn’t do terribly well in this poll either, but still fares better than Obama. A plurality believe that Congress has been obstructive (48/41), with a majority of independents agreeing (51/38), but that’s of small comfort to Obama. That point is now moot. Now that Obama has asserted executive privilege to block access to these documents, the onus has shifted to the White House to explain itself. Clearly, the explanations given have not sufficed, and Obama’s supporters are a small minority on this issue. The more he pushes it, the more damage he will do even within his base.
    Don’t be surprised to see the White House cut a deal on this if more polling corroborates this result. If not, then it’s further confirmation that whatever they’re hiding is more damaging than the political hit they’ll take from pursuing a Nixon strategy four months before the election.

  210. N.B. “Don’t be surprised to see the White House cut a deal on this if more polling corroborates this result. If not, then it’s further confirmation that whatever they’re hiding is more damaging than the political hit they’ll take from pursuing a Nixon strategy four months before the election.”

    (This is a pretty good indicator of whether Issa is drilling in a dry hole, or the mother load.)

  211. Interesting ruling. I think Kennedy’s comments may have tipped his hand as far as his view of the Healthcare mandate
    ——————
    I have not seen his comments. I will look for them. In the meantime, would you care to elucidate?

  212. wbboei
    June 25th, 2012 at 11:00 am

    I believe Kennedy favored the state’s position, he sided with AZ on the one provision that was upheld…. the link I posted above, the ZeroHedge one, it has the whole ruling posted there.

  213. Tim, I am writing something up on that now, but I hope jbstonesfan responds before I do, because he has excellent insights.

  214. Apparently, this is what they have ruled.

    1. right to check immigration status of every person who is stopped or arrested (yes)

    2. criminalizes unauthorized work (no)

    3. crime to fail to carry immigration papers (no)

    4. warrantless arrests when an officer has probable cause to believe a person has committed an offense that would result in deportation. (no)

    5. crime for illegal immigrants to be in Arizona or seek work in the state. (no)
    ————————-
    If this is accurate, then the court has upheld the key provision of the act, which is the right to determine the legal status of anyone who is stopped or arrested. Since the law is new, it left open the possibility for future suits in the event that the enforcement is improperly performed. However, it shied away from criminalizing illegal aliens being in the country, seeking work or accepting it. It also required a warrant to arrest people suspected of committing a deportable offense.

    Did the author of this decision, Kennedy, tip his hand on how he will rule on Obamacare? It is not clear to me that he did. But I have not read the decision. I suppose you could say he split the baby, which augers against striking down the law as well as the mandate. But it does not tell me much about what he will do on the mandate. I suppose you could say that the portion of the law he did uphold, recognized limits on federal power. The original case on Obamacare raised two arguments. One was the scope of the Commerce Clause, the other was States Rights. I do not recall whether the states rights argument was before the court. If so then what Kennedy did in upholding partially the police powers of the state could be predictive, I suppose.

  215. I saw an article by a left wing rag characterizing what happened as a victory for Obama–which clearly it is not. The Court was unanimous in upholding the right to check immigration status, yet the left wing paper fails to mention that.

    What they do mention is that what they characterize as the conservative faction split on the other provisions of the act (2-5 above) with Scalia, Thomas and Alito voting to uphold the entire act, and Roberts/Kennedy voting to strike down the other provisions.

    That being the case, I feel comfortable that my prediction on what the court will do on Obamacare–strike down the mandate, and uphold the law is the most likely outcome. In that sense, perhaps jbstonesfan is right, and Kennedy–and Roberts as well did tip their hand. Time will tell.

  216. The court ruled that the federal govt has authority over immigration laws and not the states. Yet, the feds will do nothing!

    It seems clear to me that it is time for Arizona – and other states with similar problems – to sue the federal government for dereliction of duty regarding its willful disregard for enforcing already constituted laws.

  217. This needs to be a campaign issue:

    Wow. Just read Scalia’s dissent in the AZ case. He says it is an assault on state sovereignty (I agree, and not just because I live in AZ).

    Interestingly, Scalia also blasts Obama’s recent decision to not enforce immigration law against a huge category of illegals:

    “It has become clear that federal enforcement priorities—in the sense of priorities based on the need to allocate “scarce enforcement resources”—is not the problem here. After this case was argued and while it was under consideration, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced a program exempting from immigration enforcement some 1.4 million illegal immigrants under the age of 30. . . . .

    The husbanding of scarce enforcement resources can hardly be the justification for this, since the considerable administrative cost of conducting as many as 1.4 million background checks, and ruling on the biennial requests for dispensation that the non-enforcement program envisions, will necessarily be deducted from immigration enforcement. The President said at a news conference that the new program is “the right thing to do” in light of Congress’s failure to pass the Administration’s proposed revision of the Immigration Act.7 Perhaps it is, though Arizona may not think so. But to say, as the Court does, that Arizona contradicts federal law by enforcing applications of the Immigration Act that the President declines to enforce boggles the mind.
    . . . .

    But there has come to pass, and is with us today, the specter that Arizona and the States that support it predicted: A Federal Government that does not want to enforce the immigration laws as written, and leaves the States’ borders unprotected against immigrants whom those laws would exclude. So the issue is a stark one. Are the sovereign States at the mercy of the Federal Executive’s refusal to enforce the Nation’s immigration laws?
    A good way of answering that question is to ask: Would the States conceivably have entered into the Union if the Constitution itself contained the Court’s holding? Today’s judgment surely fails that test.”

  218. But there has come to pass, and is with us today, the specter that Arizona and the States that support it predicted: A Federal Government that does not want to enforce the immigration laws as written, and leaves the States’ borders unprotected against immigrants whom those laws would exclude. So the issue is a stark one. Are the sovereign States at the mercy of the Federal Executive’s refusal to enforce the Nation’s immigration laws?
    ———————
    This is suggestive of the scenario that Lou Dobbs postulated during the Bush Administration, the elites moving forward through Republican and Dimocratic Administrations alike toward a North American Union, adverse to the interests of the American People.

  219. Big media will try to spin this to make up look like down and down look like up. But the governor who filed the suit believes that her legal position was vindicated, and she is in a far better position to say that than the left wing spin meisters, who have no dog in that hunt.
    ______________________

    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer was pleased with the ruling.

    “Today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is a victory for the rule of law. It is also a victory for the 10th Amendment and all Americans who believe in the inherent right and responsibility of states to defend their citizens,” Gov. Brewer said in a statement. “After more than two years of legal challenges, the heart of SB 1070 can now be implemented in accordance with the U.S. Constitution.”

  220. Today’s ruling reaffirms that Roberts and Kennedy do on occasion vote with the liberal bloc.

    I still have hope…

  221. admin

    The admirer of Obama’s sharp pant leg creases…

    ———
    Now there’s something to admire.

    What next?

    The number of squares of toilet paper he uses and if they are folded and not bunched up????

  222. Mrs S-

    WTH?

    Where did this headline come from on Daily PUMA?

    NEO CONSERVATIVES WHO USED TO SUPPORT HILLARY CLINTON, BUT DO THEY STILL?

    That’s crap.

  223. there goes Debbie W Shultz…under the bus and taking her rising career with her…
    so sad…she sacrificed a lot to be O’s mouthpiece…after all as O tells her “it’s about him, not her” words he lives by always and forever

    http://shark-tank.net/2012/06/24/dnc-chairwoman-wasserman-schultz-getting-booted/

    DNC Chairwoman Wasserman Schultz Getting Booted
    June 24, 2012 | Filed under: Florida Review | Posted by: Javier Manjarres
    By Javier Manjarres

    Back in April, the Shark Tank floated the likelihood that Democratic National Committee Chairwoman (DNC) Debbie Wasserman Schultz was perhaps on her way out as DNC Chairwoman. We now have learned that Wasserman Schultz will not be back as DNC Chairwoman after the November elections.

    According to our source within the Democratic Party, who is also a close associate of Wasserman Schultz, the arrangements have already been made for her to leave DNC regardless if President Obama wins re-election or not.

    This same source believes that Wasserman Schultz will be forced to resign behind closed doors and then stage an press event in which she tells Americans that her job as the DNC chair was a temporary one and that she is moving on with her congressional career.

    The National Journal has also picked up on the fact that she is indeed getting the boot from Obama-

    When Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida was tapped last year to lead the Democratic National Committee, it seemed like the latest ascension for a fast-rising star destined for even higher positions. Some stumbles and an apparent falling out of favor with the White House had changed that calculus. Now it looks like it could be changing again. -National Journal

    In the same National Journal article it also states that Wasserman Schultz could eventually wind up as Speaker of the House were the Democrats ever to regain control and if former Speaker Pelosi were not to seek the position again. The Shark Tank first joked about this possibility back on May 3rd when several members of Congress and their staffers divulged that there were whispers coming out from the Democrat side of the aisle pertaining to this.

    Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi could very well regain the helm as Speaker of the House. But what about the possibility of Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz becoming the next Speaker? -(Source-DWS or Pelosi, The Next Probable Speaker of the U.S. House)

    But Obama’s reelection chances are hanging by a thread and Wasserman Schultz’s polarizing demeanor has turned into more of a liability for the President than an asset.

    Wasserman Schultz was recently cancelled from speaking about U.S.-Israeli relations at the Temple Israel Synagogue in North Miami after the backlash she and the Temple received for shunning the founder of the Republican Jewish Coalition, Mr. Stanley Tate. Tate, who coincidentally endorsed Wasserman Schultz’s Republican opponent, Karen Harrington, was going to address the congregation after Wasserman Schultz spoke, but Temple officials squashed Tate’s plans. (Source-Temple Israel)

    The controversy dragged on for a long week, as the Temple was temporarily forced to shut down their phones due to the amount of angry phone calls they received about the controversial speaking engagement. One interesting point about the incident is that Temple Israel’s President Ben Kuehne, who was at the center of this controversy did not run for reelection to the post. Temple Israel will be installing a newly elected President next month. Tate, who subsequently resigned from the Temple said that he is “not going back until the Rabbi is gone.”

    The problem here for ‘DWS’ is that she lobbied the President to pick her as the DNC Chair on then notion that he needed her to shore up his flagging Jewish support. This bad week of press for Wasserman Schultz coupled with the now infamous ‘Jew bag-gate’ Facebook incident could very well have been the straw that broke the camel’s back for Democrat power brokers within the Obama Administration.

    Back in May our source told the Shark Tank that the relationship between DNC Chairwoman Wasserman Schultz and the Obama Administration was fractured and that the President “does not want her in the DNC anymore”-

    It seems as if the relationship has soured to the point that according to the source, “He does not want her in the DNC anymore.”

    Apparently, President Obama had discussions with the DNC Chairwoman regarding her approach, even telling her, “Don’t forget you work for me.”

    It’s not about you, its about me. – attributed to President Barack Obama to Debbie Wasserman Schultz, as per our source

    The problem that the President has is this- he can’t fire her, at least at this juncture. If President Obama were to remove Wasserman Schultz from her post he would be weakening his own position, as it would be very hard to find someone that is both in lock-step with his agenda and willing to run cover for him as she has done.

    Second, this would be a clear indication to the public that there are real problems within the hierarchy of the Democratic Party.

    It’s no secret that Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz is one of the most polarizing politicians in the country. Wasserman Schultz is also a member of Congress who represents the 20thcongressional district in Florida.(Source

  224. ” the elites moving forward through Republican and Dimocratic Administrations alike toward a North American Union…”
    *********
    “North American Union”??…..politico/psychological projection on the part of Lou Dobbs. It’s all about cost of doing business and profits. Everything else about “undocumented workers” is street theater. There is no f*ing way that the C of C, American Hotel & Lodging Asso., Restaurant Asso., Home Builder’s Asso.,Big Ag, Tyson’s, etc., etc. want enforcement of immigration laws. And at the other end of the food chain, American consumers would be in the streets with pitch forks is the cost of chicken went up 5 cents/pound.

    All that said, the short term, likely, positive effects on consumer prices are being paid for by the long term corrosive effects on American society.

  225. Moon

    Personally, i’ll only listen when they talk of dumping the asshole and putting her up instead…YOU STILL HAVE TIME.

    —–
    YUP!!

  226. jbstonesfan
    June 25th, 2012 at 10:42 am

    Interesting ruling. I think Kennedy’s comments may have tipped his hand as far as his view of the Healthcare mandate.

    Could you please elaborate/

  227. S
    June 24th, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    O is just tripping up (or down) all over the place
    &&&&&

    I see in that video the crowd was furnished “FORWARD” signs (with the “O” replaced by Dear Leader’s symbol).

    Is this “forward” from the first Obama administrations?

    Instead of Forward, right now the “car” being driven by Obummer is (pick one):

    * idling, spewing out fumes in front of KwikyMart
    * in reverse
    * in the ditch
    * pulled over for DUIL (driving under the influence of lobbyists)

  228. Well, it looks like the Supreme’s ruled against Barry in immigration, so if they keep to the conservative theme, the Hell Care Bill is going down, at least the part that pays for it.

    Barry is gonna have one shitty week.

    Popcorn

  229. Arizona Governor Jan Brewer on immigration ruling: We won

    Arizona Governor Jan Brewer issued the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled on her state’s controversial immigration law:

    U.S. Supreme Court Decision Upholds Heart of SB 1070

    “Today’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is a victory for the rule of law. It is also a victory for the 10th Amendment and all Americans who believe in the inherent right and responsibility of states to defend their citizens. After more than two years of legal challenges, the heart of SB 1070 can now be implemented in accordance with the U.S. Constitution.

    “While we are grateful for this legal victory, today is an opportunity to reflect on our journey and focus upon the true task ahead: the implementation and enforcement of this law in an even-handed manner that lives up to our highest ideals as American citizens. I know the State of Arizona and its law enforcement officers are up to the task. The case for SB 1070 has always been about our support for the rule of law. That means every law, including those against both illegal immigration and racial profiling. Law enforcement will be held accountable should this statute be misused in a fashion that violates an individual’s civil rights.

    “The last two years have been spent in preparation for this ruling. Upon signing SB 1070 in 2010, I issued an Executive Order directing the Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training Board (AZ POST) to develop and provide training to ensure our officers are prepared to enforce this law efficiently, effectively and in a manner consistent with the Constitution. In recent days, in anticipation of this decision, I issued a new Executive Order asking that this training be made available once again to all of Arizona’s law enforcement officers. I am confident our officers are prepared to carry out this law responsibly and lawfully. Nothing less is acceptable.

    “Of course, today’s ruling does not mark the end of our journey. It can be expected that legal challenges to SB 1070 and the State of Arizona will continue. Our critics are already preparing new litigation tactics in response to their loss at the Supreme Court, and undoubtedly will allege inequities in the implementation of the law. As I said two years ago on the day I signed SB 1070 into law, ‘We cannot give them that chance. We must use this new tool wisely, and fight for our safety with the honor Arizona deserves.’”

  230. S
    June 25th, 2012 at 1:31 pm
    there goes Debbie W Shultz…under the bus and taking her rising career with her…
    &&&&&&

    Well there goes the Jewish vote.

    …and there goes Florida. One less for Romney to have to worry about.

    Again, the polarizing megalomaniac president says it’s all about him. He also needs to remind everyone at every turn that He is The King: “Don’t forget, you work for me”.

    Vile.

  231. Barry is screwed whatever way the HCR vote goes.

    1 : Strike it down and Obama looks like a prize idiot, wasting all that money when it could have been used for the economy and doing it when he should have been focussed on the economy, personally if I was Romney, thats where i’d stick the boot in.

    2 : If they don’t strike it down it gives another huge rallying cry for the GOP to overturn and make the case that only them running the country can get rid of this monster fuck-up.

    Either way Barry has a cluster of epic proportions again.

  232. Shadowfax
    June 25th, 2012 at 1:54 pm
    Well, it looks like the Supreme’s ruled against Barry in immigration, so if they keep to the conservative theme, the Hell Care Bill is going down, at least the part that pays for it.

    Barry is gonna have one shitty week.
    &&&&&&

    LeDouche is going to break the record for number of shitty weeks in a row…all the way through the first week in November.

    Even the Nov-Jan 2013 transition is going to be botched by the Bumbler-Stumbler-in-Chief.

    Romney: “Hey, all the R’s have been removed from the keyboards.”

  233. They don’t know when to shut up.

    http://www.buzzfeed.com/rosiegray/village-voice-writer-goproud-are-like-jewish-naz

    Village Voice Writer: Gay Republicans Like “Jewish Nazis”

    On his blog, nightlife writer Michael Musto calls the gay Republican group GOProud traitors for endorsing Romney. UPDATE: LaSalvia: “Have you seen Michael Musto lately? We aren’t going to take serious political advice from a human Muppet.”

    Michael Musto, the Village Voice’s longtime nightlife columnist, wrote on his blog today that the gay Republican group GOProud are like “Jewish Nazis” or “Black Klan members” because of their endorsement of Mitt Romney.

    Musto writes:

    So, here’s to you and your bizarre contradictions, GoProud.

    You’re like Jewish Nazis!

    Black Klan members!

    Women who campaign for Rush Limbaugh

    Mexican Republicans!

    Roaches who moonlight as exterminators!

    Blech, go away.

    Many in the gay community have criticized GOProud for the endorsement; Musto follows advice columnist Dan Savage in calling out GOProud in a particularly controversial manner. Savage tweeted last week, “The GOP’s house faggots grab their ankles, right on cue. Pathetic.”

    “I have no doubt as to the effectiveness of my argument,” Musto tweeted a few minutes ago.

    GOProud’s leaders Jimmy LaSalvia and Chris Barron did not immediately return a request for comment.

    UPDATE: LaSalvia responds:

    Have you seen Michael Musto lately? We aren’t going to take serious political advice from a human Muppet. Musto should stick to writing gossip pieces about Lindsay Lohan, and leave politics to the professionals.

    ………………………..

    Honestly the dems are creating a rod for their own backs.

  234. tim

    Govenor Brewer is holding a presser, I like this lady, very strong lady.

    ——–
    Yup, I love Jan Brewer too, and just got the live stream as she walked off the stage.
    I will have to wait for the video and see if Greta talks to her tonight.

    Wooooooooooooooooooooohooooooo, Barry is smacked again.

  235. LeDouche is going to break the record for number of shitty weeks in a row…all the way through the first week in November.

    😆 Let us pray……

  236. Can someone please get a bucket and pass it around so we can vomit into it…………..i promise you’ll need it. video at link.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2164246/Gentlemen-tips-Michelle-Obama-shares-memories-dinner-date-future-President.html#ixzz1yo9cbHBB

    ‘Gentlemen, take tips’: Obama reveals how he romanced Michelle on first date in toe-curling interview (but it’s only a stunt to raise cash for his re-election campaign)

    Made comments to promote competition to win a dinner with Barack Obama
    Michelle Obama: ‘He showed all the sides – he was hip, cutting edge, cultural, sensitive’
    At the end of the clip, Mr Obama grins, looks at the camera and says ‘Take tips gentleman’ before winking

    ……………………………….

    seriously how mower can it go.

  237. Lil’ Debby UglyHair is gonna take a hike.

    Two wonderful events in one day, be still my heart.

  238. Obama reveals how he romanced Michelle on first date…

    —-
    I can’t watch this. Not a chance.

  239. Germany tells Obama to keep his nose out of their business and look after his own country……..bitchslapped into next week.

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s finance minister is rejecting U.S. President Barack Obama’s calls on Europe to move faster in fighting its debt crisis, telling him to get the American deficit under control instead.

    Wolfgang Schaeuble told public broadcaster ZDF in an interview late Sunday that “people are always very quick at giving others advice.”

    He says: “Mr. Obama should first of all take care of reducing the American deficit, which is higher than in the eurozone.”

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_GERMANY_US_FINANCIAL_CRISIS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2012-06-25-07-41-21

    ……………………………….

    Nobody gives a crap about what Obama says, they think he is inconsequential and useless, the US President used to be liked and feared…now look at it.

  240. Shadowfax
    June 25th, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Mrs S-

    WTH?

    Where did this headline come from on Daily PUMA?

    NEO CONSERVATIVES WHO USED TO SUPPORT HILLARY CLINTON, BUT DO THEY STILL?

    That’s crap.
    _______________________

    Follow these direction and you will find it:

    NEO CONSERVATIVES WHO USED TO SUPPORT HILLARY CLINTON, BUT DO THEY STILL?

    http://dailypuma.blogspot.com/
    _____________

    Shadowfax, Basil,

    Open the Daily Puma link first.. Then scroll down a bit from their header material… In the far left column, look under the en-captioned title in capitals:

    “NEO CONSERVATIVES WHO USED TO SUPPORT HILLARY CLINTON, BUT DO THEY STILL?”

    and scroll down the column until you see His44 and Pumas Unleashed, rbo2 etc.. none of these blogs could ever be considered supported by NeoCons.

  241. Anyone in NY watch out…..

    http://connecticut.cbslocal.com/2012/06/25/cops-woman-high-on-bath-salts-wanted-to-kill-someone-and-eat-them/

    UTICA, N.Y. (CBS Connecticut/AP) — A synthetic drug known as “bath salts” is blamed for some bizarre behavior in central New York.

    The Utica Observer-Dispatch reports that police officers were called to Stanley’s Bar Saturday night to check out a woman described as emotionally disturbed. When an officer approached her, she lunged at him and tried to bite his face. Police say she screamed that she wanted to “kill someone and eat them.”

    The woman was taken to St. Luke’s Memorial Hospital for a mental health evaluation.

    Later, police were called to a home where a 20-year-old man was reported to have threatened to kill his mother and other family. Police found the man, Aubrey Vails, had ripped a door off its hinges and was punching a car in the driveway. He was charged with criminal mischief.

    ……………….

    This thing is getting worse by the day.

  242. Roberts joined Sotomeyer, Ginsburg, Kennedy and Breyer with Thomas, Scalia and Alito dissenting in the SB 1070 vote for a vote of 5-3.

    If Kagan had not recused herself the vote would have been 6-3 in the Arizona case
    Is this sign that Roberts will vote to uphold the ACA as well?

    “This is a nominally split decision, but the Court’s opinion in Arizona v. United States is mostly a victory for S.B. 1070’s opponents. Although the Court upheld the “check your papers” provision, it struck down three others that would have had much greater impact on the ground. Justice Kennedy’s opinion validates broad federal authority over immigration, allowing only marginal participation on the part of states. The decision will take a lot of wind out of restrictionist sails at the state level.

    The result could have been predicted coming out of the oral arguments in April. More surprising is the tone, which is solicitous of state power only in passing.’

    http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/06/supreme-court-mostly-guts-s-b-1070/#more-147494

  243. Shadowfax
    June 25th, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Well, it looks like the Supreme’s ruled against Barry in immigration, so if they keep to the conservative theme, the Hell Care Bill is going down, at least the part that pays for it.

    Shawdowfax and RGB,

    I’m not seeing how the SB 1070 ruling is a victory or AZ. 3 parts of the law were struck down and the 4th narrowly upheld with the SC inviting lawsuits.

    I don’t get it. Seems like it was a defeat for brewer and also, with Roberts joining in the majority, it doesn’t bode well for overturning the ACA.

    What am I missing?

  244. Bath Salts, the name used for these highly hallunacegenic drugs that really warp your mind because they look just like the stuff you do put in baths.

  245. thanks moon, I’ve been researching online, and its very confusing. Yes, it appears these are not the same as the bath salts used in actual baths, but these “bath salts” are drugs. Sounds very disturbing, wonder why the uptick on people taking them. I thought there were other drugs more in use now a days.

  246. It used to be that “bath salts” available on store shelves. Easy availability, and possibly a reasonable price. We’ve had our share of crazy stuff. Bath salts now banned in PA.

    Well, it didn’t take long for this to happen:
    Homeland Security suspends immigration agreements with Arizona police
    The Obama administration said Monday it is suspending existing agreements with Arizona police over enforcement of federal immigration laws, and said it has issued a directive telling federal authorities to decline many of the calls reporting illegal immigrants that the Homeland Security Department may get from Arizona police. Administration officials, speaking on condition they not be named, told reporters they expect to see an increase in the number of calls they get from Arizona police — but that won’t change President Obama’s decision to limit whom the government actually tries to detain and deport.“We will not be issuing detainers on individuals unless they clearly meet our defined priorities,” one official said in a telephone briefing. The official said that despite the increased number of calls, which presumably means more illegal immigrants being reported, the Homeland Security Department is unlikely to detain a significantly higher number of people and won’t be boosting personnel to handle the new calls.“We do not plan on putting additional staff on the ground in Arizona,” the official said….

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/25/homeland-security-suspends-immigration-agreements-/

    Now who is bitter and clinging?

  247. “highly hallunacegenic drugs that really warp your mind ”
    *********
    It’s bad stuff…A few weeks ago a man was driving on a busy city street where I live, ran over a killed one teen, drove on and repeated the same behavior then hit a parked car and drove onto a lawn. Was said to be high on “Bath Salts” and had no memory of the “accidents”.

  248. disgraceful, Arizona should sue the the Administration immediately.

    Obama escalated this again and he’s going to come off bad, the public will think this is just ridiculous.

  249. WTF?!?!

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/25/homeland-security-suspends-immigration-agreements-/

    “Homeland Security suspends immigration agreements with Arizona police”

    So, why even have laws? OTurd isn’t going to enforce anything he doesn’t like. So supreme ct says ok for AZ to verify if people in their state who are stopped are in the state legally, but Homeland Security won’t take AZ’s policpeople’s phone calls when these police personnel want to check if those arrested are here legally?

    Why even have laws, we now have an emporer! a king!

  250. “but these “bath salts” are drugs. Sounds very disturbing, wonder why the uptick on people taking them.”
    ********
    Probably because they are “legal” and sold at gas stations and small stores. It appears that the “business” model of the designer drug business is to cook up an endless series of psycho-active stuff and stay two steps ahead of the legal system that attempts to ban their manufacture and sale.

  251. And BO’s predictable response to the SC ruling? Drop dead Arizona.

    DHS suspends agreement with Arizona Police

    “The Obama administration said Monday it is suspending existing agreements with Arizona police over enforcement of federal immigration laws, and said it has issued a directive telling federal authorities to decline many of the calls reporting illegal immigrants that the Homeland Security Department may get from Arizona police.

    Administration officials, speaking on condition they not be named, told reporters they expect to see an increase in the number of calls they get from Arizona police — but that won’t change President Obama’s decision to limit whom the government actually tries to detain and deport.

    “We will not be issuing detainers on individuals unless they clearly meet our defined priorities,” one official said in a telephone briefing.

    The official said that despite the increased number of calls, which presumably means more illegal immigrants being reported, the Homeland Security Department is unlikely to detain a significantly higher number of people and won’t be boosting personnel to handle the new calls.

    “We do not plan on putting additional staff on the ground in Arizona,” the official said.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2012/jun/25/homeland-security-suspends-immigration-agreements-/

  252. so remember the NC student who recorded his teacher saying its against the law to critize the president?

    Guess what?? He’s been suspended.
    “[T]hey gave him a suspension on his school record for videotaping in the classroom — the first suspension ever issued for such an action, despite the fact that other students have also videotaped on school grounds.
    The young man’s sister stated that assistant principal Antoine Brisbon said to her brother, “That was a very stupid thing you did. You have damaged the school. Our staff is taking a beating because our phones are nonstop. This is all over the country.”

    So, its now worth a suspension to speak against OTurd, North Korea, here we come.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/06/24/NC-student-interview-harassment

  253. Mrs. Smith
    June 25th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I am lost. What is the significance of this? I understand it’s somehow related to the resident troll but I don’t get how. Was it a comment yesterday?

  254. what a load of bullcrap

    ” Pres Obama reaches out to New Hampshire independents: “I will work with anyone of any party who believes we are in this together…” ”

    barry is for Barry, first, last, always.

  255. I hope the supreme court is listening, Obama thinks you are shit and not worth listening, he just flipped you a big middle finger and told you where to get off, I can only imagine what will happen if they strike down Obamacare. It’ll be nutzoid EO’s all over the shop…..Gop house better be ready.

  256. “And BO’s predictable response to the SC ruling? Drop dead Arizona.

    DHS suspends agreement with Arizona Police”
    *******
    Perfect!!! He is following the script that wbboei has written for him. Mittens needs to turn up the heat along with the House Rethugs. There are only 4 months left for Dear Leader to have an obvious public melt down. I think that he is going to loose “big” in Nov. but it is probably more important that all but the most brain dead Obots understands that, as Black Agenda Report said: “Obama is an amoral psychopath.”

  257. Its a big wake up call, imagine what this guy would be like when there is no need for re-election, 4 years of this shit.

  258. This is essentially Obama nullifying a Supreme Court decision by executive edict.

    He should be impeached immediately. This is refusal of law. The Supreme court should view this as highly prejudiced towards them.

    Why bother ruling if Obama can just ignore it. Where is the point. The GOP house needs to act fast on this.

  259. Dreaming here. It would be so funny if SCOTUS had two decisions ready for OCare. The man really does not care whom he poops upon.

  260. The Obama administration said Monday it is suspending existing agreements with Arizona police over enforcement of federal immigration laws, and said it has issued a directive telling federal authorities to decline many of the calls reporting illegal immigrants that the Homeland Security Department may get from Arizona police.
    —————————
    So . . . . let’s be clear on what is happening here, shall we?

    1. The Supreme Court rule UNANIMOUSLY that the State of Arizona may check the immigration status of people who are stopped or arrested. How is this done? You call the federal government.

    2. Whereupon, Obama orders the federal enforcement authorities to decline to take the calls by the State of Arizona to check the immigration status of people who are stopped or arrested. In other words, Obama has shoved a sharp stick in the eye of the State, but more important than that, the Court. This directive came directly from Obama I am sure, and it reflects his sociopathic refusal to accept the rule of law.

    3. If I were Roberts, I believe I might take another look at what I have written but not yet published on Obama care. I would want to make it as difficult as possible to thwart our ruling. Assuming the mandate is stricken but the balance of the act is held constitutional (until Romney wins), I might say something like all further efforts at implementation are hereby enjoined until such time as a replacement funding mechanism is established.

    4. Never interrupt an enemy in the middle of a mistake. Until Obama did this, he had a colorable argument that he has secured the borders. Now, however, with this latest act of petulance, he has invalidated that argument, and created a major campaign issue for the Republicans to use against him.

    5. In addition, if I were the Governor of Arizona, I would be asking my lawyers whether there is a legal (equitable) basis to enjoin this declination of to take the calls pursuant to a policy of verification which the Supreme Court has held constitutional.

  261. LEFT HANDED COMPLIMENTS FROM JOHN KASS.

    Aside from Kass’ conclusion that “despite all these factors against Obama, I still think he’ll win…”, he lists a bunch of things that go against Obummer. And you’re going to love this little excerpt:

    &&&&&&&&
    Watching Obama squirm next to Russian strongman Vladimir Putin recently, Obama avoiding eye-contact as they met to discuss Russian ambition and the catastrophe in Syria, you couldn’t help but remember Mrs. Clinton’s campaign commercial about that 3 a.m. phone call.

    Our American president must have learned about not making eye contact with strongmen during his days in Chicago dealing with the Democratic bosses. And the first thing I thought of was how a President Hillary Clinton would have sat with Putin, perched on the edge of her chair, staring dispassionately at the Russian leader as if she were a velociraptor.

    And if she had a paring knife in her purse, she might have peeled him like an apple.

    You can feel the yearning for Hillary among Democrats, can’t you? The Clinton wing recoiling from Obama’s class-war attacks on Romney’s firm Bain Capital is an indicator.
    &&&&&&&&

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/ct-met-kass-0624-20120625,0,7364096.column

    And the whole thing:

    This election, being Obama is bad, but being the non-Obama won’t help Romney
    =====================================

    President’s rival is like Illinois’ white-shoe Republicans, helping to spend state into debt

    John Kass

    June 24, 2012
    President Barack Obama has had a terrible few weeks, and it could get worse.

    Especially if the Supreme Court accepts the ancient premise in that old, forgotten document called the Constitution that the federal leviathan cannot force Americans to purchase a thing, let alone health care.

    But I still believe that the guy from Chicago will win re-election in November, despite all the anguish around him, because the Republican candidate, Mitt Romney, isn’t exactly inspiring either.

    Romney is no conservative alternative, he’s merely the un-Obama corporatist, eerily similar to the big-government Illinois Republicans who partnered with Democrats to spend the state into crippling debt, those white-shoe Republicans whom Obama dealt with and learned from during his brief political apprenticeship here. He knows the type.

    So if the 2012 presidential race is on Obama’s ground, if it’s about government subsidies for business versus government subsidies for select demographic voting constituencies, and if all of us in America keep our hands extended, waiting for government plums, then Obama wins. It’s Chicago machine politics writ large.

    But there are problems for the president. Centrist Democrats in the Clinton wing can’t help but peel away from him, perhaps looking for a safe landing, or maybe they’ve got eyes on a Hillary Clinton-Rahm Emanuel ticket in 2016.

    Watching Obama squirm next to Russian strongman Vladimir Putin recently, Obama avoiding eye-contact as they met to discuss Russian ambition and the catastrophe in Syria, you couldn’t help but remember Mrs. Clinton’s campaign commercial about that 3 a.m. phone call.

    Our American president must have learned about not making eye contact with strongmen during his days in Chicago dealing with the Democratic bosses. And the first thing I thought of was how a President Hillary Clinton would have sat with Putin, perched on the edge of her chair, staring dispassionately at the Russian leader as if she were a velociraptor.

    And if she had a paring knife in her purse, she might have peeled him like an apple.

    You can feel the yearning for Hillary among Democrats, can’t you? The Clinton wing recoiling from Obama’s class-war attacks on Romney’s firm Bain Capital is an indicator. Newark Mayor Cory Booker was among the first to defend Bain, saying that private-equity firms are critical in providing dollars and creating jobs, but the Obama White House broke him and backed him down. But then former Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell called the Bain attacks “very disappointing,” and a guy like Rendell doesn’t go to the White House woodshed. Others joined in.

    And more trouble is ahead for Obama. The economy remains stagnant, and unemployment numbers are outrageously high — not the 8 percent or so that seems to be the accepted figure, but higher, with so many just giving up and dropping out of the jobs market and out of the statistics. For the first time in the postwar era, American families face the reality that the children might not have better opportunities than their parents.

    Meanwhile, the Operation Fast and Furious scandal gets hotter, the Middle East is roiling, Europe trembles, the Greek welfare state is at the verge of political and social collapse. So Obama’s media mouthpieces were sent out to beat the bushes that the U.S. is not Greece, and that we should boldly pin our ears back and spend, spend, spend our way back to paradise.

    But such nonsense, even if David Axelrod approves it, isn’t worth the match it takes to light a plate of flaming cheese.

    The reason Greece as a metaphor bothers the president is that Obama is the big-government liberal Democrat, succeedingGeorge W. Bush, the big-government Republican, and while Bush spent money like mad, Obama has amped that up dramatically, spending us into trillions upon trillions of dollars of debt.

    Which brings us back to Romney, the corporatist. Despite his snappy one-liners, despite Obama’s obvious troubles and weaknesses, despite Americans finally realizing that charisma doesn’t equal competence, Romney plays it safe. The risk-averse Republican running a campaign in a risk-averse nation. He hasn’t yet made a solid case about why he should be elected. Not being Obama isn’t going to cut it.

    Obama has had one recent, stunning success. He announced that the U.S. will not, in most cases, deport children of illegal immigrants. I agree with him. His is a fair and just policy, and the politics are brilliant as well. Obama’s immigration move serves as a wedge issue among Republicans, and brings Latinos closer to the president before November.

    But a famous University of Chicago lecturer, a lawyer praised for his understanding of the Constitution, had repeatedly insisted such a unilateral act by a president in defying Congress was patently unconstitutional.

    “I swore an oath to uphold the laws on the books. … Believe me — believe me the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting. I promise you, not just on immigration reform. But that’s not how — that’s not how our system works. That’s not how our democracy functions. That’s not how our Constitution is written,” said Barack Obama last year.

    There goes that musty old document again. But that was last year. That was so 2011. This year there’s an election to win.

  262. This election, being Obama is bad, but being the non-Obama won’t help Romney
    —————————
    Oh yea? What about the old saying “any port in a storm”? From the standpoint of campaigning I think he can rest on simply attacking Obama, but from the standpoint of governing he needs to articulate a positive vision. I think he should do both, even though he does not need to, especially after today.

  263. Bath Salts, the name used for these highly hallunacegenic drugs that really warp your mind because they look just like the stuff you do put in baths.

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

    Hm. Could we market something labeled ‘halllunacegenic drugs’ that really wash the user’s mouth out with soap if he says a dirty word? 😉

  264. Mrs S

    I did see it on Daily PUMA, but I have never noticed it when I went on that site before. When did they put this attached bs title on some of our sites?

    How did the troll get involved in this title?

    I have often wondered about Hillbuzz, not because they support Rep sites and people but that they defending Sarah more than Hillary later on.

    I will not use DailyPUMA again until they take this bs title down.

  265. Kass maintains that Romney will not win because he is not inspiring enough. Inspiration the mantra of 2008. It answered the problem of Bush fatigue. But this is 2012, idiot wind has had four years to fuck up a bad situation, and inspiration is not what the country needs. At this point the country wants to feel that government is in competent hands, so the mantra is safety not inspiration. It is like the 1930 election in New York city. The outgoing mayor was flamboyant and inspirational to a degree. Like Obama. And like Obama he had scandals. Hence, the city turned away from their last Tammany Hall Mayor, to a candidate who was non-inspirational, and to a degree boring. A candidate like Romney.

  266. moononpluto
    June 25th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    This is essentially Obama nullifying a Supreme Court decision by executive edict.

    He should be impeached immediately. This is refusal of law. The Supreme court should view this as highly prejudiced towards them.

    Why bother ruling if Obama can just ignore it. Where is the point. The GOP house needs to act fast on this.

    ———-
    I hope Barry’s Nazi ways cause the Supreme’s to take an even harder line against the Hell Care Bill, vote the entire piece of crap down, illegal. Period.

  267. “This directive came directly from Obama I am sure, and it reflects his sociopathic refusal to accept the rule of law.”

    ” Never interrupt an enemy in the middle of a mistake. Until Obama did this, he had a colorable argument that he has secured the borders.
    ******
    He and his stooges were making the secured borders argument last year when Nepolitano was bragging that they had deported more illegals in 3 years than Bush had in 8. (The politics of that escapes me). They had also reduced workplace enforcement by 70%…(that make political/financial sense) Making a big deal out of an existing administrative DHS policy, four months before an election, makes political sense but:

    Presidential nullification of a unanimous SCOTUS decision is pure sociopathy.

  268. wbb

    5. In addition, if I were the Governor of Arizona, I would be asking my lawyers whether there is a legal (equitable) basis to enjoin this declination of to take the calls pursuant to a policy of verification which the Supreme Court has held constitutional.

    ———
    I think it’s time for you to write your Governor. It may or may not be read, but worth trying.

  269. I would love to have a wire tap on the WhiteHouse today, hair on fire, sleeves tossed and a whole lot of hatred behind those walls.

  270. Heeeeeeeeeeeere’s Holder.

    Holder will ‘closely monitor’ Arizona law enforcement for racial profiling

    Obama declares victory in SCOTUS ruling on Ariz. immigration law

    Holder will ‘closely monitor’ Arizona law enforcement for racial profiling

    Attorney General Eric Holder, noting that the Supreme Court ruling today did not give “a license to engage in racial profiling,” warned Arizona law enforcement officials that the Justice Department will “closely monitor” their efforts to check the immigration status of state residents.

    “We will closely monitor the impact of S.B. 1070 to ensure compliance with federal immigration law and with applicable civil rights laws, including ensuring that law enforcement agencies and others do not implement the law in a manner that has the purpose or effect of discriminating against the Latino or any other community,” Holder said in a statement on the ruling.

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/holder-will-closely-monitor-arizona-law-enforcement-for-racial-profiling/article/2500555?custom_click=rss

  271. Rangel’s Last Hurrah.

    ’bout time. He’s a crook.

    1990: Rangel “didn’t know” that the developer of his villa had converted his $52,000 mortgage to an interest-free loan.
    1971-2000: The National Legal and Policy Center has confirmed Rangel owned a home in Washington and claimed a “homestead” exemption that allowed him to save on his District of Columbia property taxes.
    2001: Rangel has failed to report assets totaling more than $1 million on legally required financial disclosure forms going back to at least 2001.
    2004-2005: Income from rental was suspiciously low- Rangel did not pay rental income taxes on a beach-front property. The untaxed income was 75K.
    He promised to amend his tax returns, but that did not happen
    2004-2006: Rent-controlled apartment owned by donor to Rangel campaign and PAC, and sent lobbyist to Rangel.
    2007: Rangel had a credit union account worth at least $250,000 and maybe as much as $500,000 — and didn’t report it.
    2007: He had investment accounts worth about $250K, which he also didn’t report.
    Same for three pieces of property in New Jersey.
    2004-2006:He used one of his apartments as an office in violation of rent-control rules.
    2004-2006: Rent-controlled apartment owned by donor to Rangel campaign and PAC, and sent lobbyist to Rangel.
    2008: Investigation of Rangel’s fund raising for the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service at City College of New York. Rangel gave a donor to the center a tax loophole.
    Improper vehicle storage- Rangel parked a car for several years that did not have a parking permit and was unlicensed.

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/06/25/rep-charlie-rangels-d-ny-last-hurrah/

  272. I think this site breaks the pass vs reject new immigration ruling by the Supremes.

    ——

    Arizona immigration law: Supreme Court upholds key portion of Senate Bill 1070
    Three other parts of controversial immigration law ruled unconstitutional

    The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that one key part of the Arizona immigration law, known as Senate Bill 1070, is constitutional, paving the way for it to go into effect. Three other portions were deemed unconstitutional in a 5-3 opinion.

    The part ruled constitutional is among the most controversial of the law’s provisions. It requires an officer to make a reasonable attempt to determine the immigration status of a person stopped, detained or arrested if there’s reasonable suspicion that person is in the country illegally.

    The three parts ruled unconstitutional make it a state crime for an immigrant not to be carrying papers, allow for warrant-less arrest in some situations and forbid an illegal immigrant from working in Arizona.

    [snip]

    By striking down the portions they did, justices said states could not overstep the federal government’s immigration-enforcement authority. But by upholding the portion it did, the court said it was proper for states to partner with the federal government in immigration enforcement.

    more…

    http://www.azcentral.com/news/politics/articles/2012/06/03/20120603arizona-immigration-law-supreme-court-opinion.html

  273. I don’t appreciate accusations that someone is manipulating DailyPUMA.

    All that DailyPUMA did was better organize blogs that used to support Hillary Clinton in 2008.

    If your blog NEVER comes out with a title that says, we want Hillary Clinton for president in 2008, OR, revisits the bile that the head of the democratic party instilled on it’s own voters in 2008, but your blog regularly attacks Barack Obama, than the odds are that your blog is a neo conservative blog that used to support Hillary Clinton.

    If your blog is a progressive blog that supported Hillary Clinton in 2008, but lately just attacks conservatives with every topic post, then the odds are your blog has become a progressive blog that used to support Hillary Clinton.

    IF HOWEVER, your blog does not automatically disagree with one side or the other all the time, your blog supported Hillary Clinton in 2008, and you are not embarrassed to say it NOW, even once month, in a blog title, HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT, OR, simply review a horrible moment from 2008 that has clearly been swept under the rug by the hyper kinetic world we live in, than odds are you are a moderate blog that still supports Hillary Clinton, and your blog would be in the middle column.

    No controversy. DailyPUMA is a lot more fun to view now because of the tidying up that has been done. And for feminists who are not men hating militant feminists, there are some truly wonderful feminist blogs, of course, in the middle section.

    -Alessandro Machi

  274. Hillary Clinton’s greatest strength turned into many other’s greatest weakness. Hillary Clinton had supporters from ALL THREE political groups, moderate conservatives, moderate liberals, and independents.

    It was progressives pretending to be Hillary Clinton supporters that gummed up the works and caused this wonderful rainbow coalition of support to disintegrate and go their separate ways.

    It probably takes putting aside one’s anger and hate at those who deserve it, to take a step back and just say, I’m mad as hell, and I want Hillary Clinton for president, WHETHER OR NOT IT HAPPENS IN 2012.

    and beware of ageism, ageism is far far worse than sexism these days, and ageism may thwart Hillary Clinton in 2016 moreso than sexism. It will be the militant, angry, men hating progressive feminists who bray the loudest in 2016, turning off many nice men and nice women, masking the real issue, ageism.

  275. Like I said,

    as long as Hillaryis44 is placed on DailyPUMA under any title that appears that the people on this blog don’t support Hillary Clinton,

    …I will never go back to that site again.

    Period.

  276. Like I asked way upthread, does the fact that Roberts joined with the libs on SB 1070 portend him voting to uphold the ACA?

    The decision today and my limited understanding of all the ramification leads me to suspect Roberts is going over to the dark side.

    Anyone else?

  277. Shadowfax
    June 25th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Me too. And I wondering if that means he’s also gong to win in the ACA decision.

  278. For the record, I corrected the 2008 to 2012 in regards to Hillary Clinton for president in the comment below the dash lines.

    Shadow Fax, you are way over reacting. Wouldn’t it be easier to realize that simply tearing Obama down every time there is an opportunity to do so, but never championing HIllary Clinton on your blog in a New Article, is both a waste, and, slightly, just slightly, suspicious of what your intent is?

    ———————————-

    I don’t appreciate accusations that someone is manipulating DailyPUMA.

    All that DailyPUMA did was better organize blogs that used to support Hillary Clinton in 2008.

    If your blog NEVER comes out with a title that says, we want Hillary Clinton for president in 2012, OR, revisits the bile that the head of the democratic party instilled on it’s own voters in 2008, but your blog regularly attacks Barack Obama, than the odds are that your blog is a neo conservative blog that used to support Hillary Clinton.

    If your blog is a progressive blog that supported Hillary Clinton in 2008, but lately just attacks conservatives with every topic post, then the odds are your blog has become a progressive blog that used to support Hillary Clinton.

    IF HOWEVER, your blog does not automatically disagree with one side or the other all the time, your blog supported Hillary Clinton in 2008, and you are not embarrassed to say it NOW, even once month, in a blog title, HILLARY CLINTON FOR PRESIDENT, OR, simply review a horrible moment from 2008 that has clearly been swept under the rug by the hyper kinetic world we live in, than odds are you are a moderate blog that still supports Hillary Clinton, and your blog would be in the middle column.

    No controversy. DailyPUMA is a lot more fun to view now because of the tidying up that has been done. And for feminists who are not men hating militant feminists, there are some truly wonderful feminist blogs, of course, in the middle section.

    -Alessandro Machi

  279. *cough*Immigration*cough* RT ppp polls: Obama’s doing 8 pts worse with white voters in Ohio than when we polled the state 7 weeks ago

  280. Um yeah DailyPUMA, please remove my blog from your blogroll if you’re going to insist on using such narrow column headings. Who are you to declare that I belong under “NEO CONSERVATIVES WHO USED TO SUPPORT HILLARY CLINTON, BUT DO THEY STILL?” Seriously, all you have to do is spend 30 seconds on my blog to see that I’m as passionate about Hillary for POTUS as I have always been. Plus, I am not “Neo Conservative.” Thanks in advance. TD

  281. Thursday could end up a real cluster day for Obama….

    Holder held in contempt?
    Obamacare voted down?

    We need a trifecta?

  282. BASIL99
    June 25th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Shadowfax
    June 25th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Me too. And I wondering if that means he’s also gong to win in the ACA decision.
    ——–

    Leads me to believe they may split the vote on the HellCare Bill, making it even worse without funding?

    I think AZ ‘won’ in that the entire bill Jan Brewer passed was not struck down as illegal, but the other parts, that would have made it easier to enforce for AZ, struck down at least keeps them out of court for proceived ‘racial profiling’…(as if).

  283. Shadow Fax, you are way over reacting. Wouldn’t it be easier to realize that simply tearing Obama down every time there is an opportunity to do so, but never championing HIllary Clinton on your blog in a New Article, is both a waste, and, slightly, just slightly, suspicious of what your intent is?

    ——-
    Over reacting? No.

    You wouldn’t make a statement like the above if you read the posts on this site.

    Goes to show you that instead of linking Hillary/PUMA sites together, you have now subjectively put them in classes.

    It’s your blog, to do with as you wish. Like wise, it is my choice to visit your blog or not.

  284. Shadowfax,

    What a strange exchange! NOT saying something implies one believes in the thing one is not saying?

    What tortured logic. Sounds awfully familiar.

  285. We need a trifecta?

    Obama trips while chewing gum and surreptitiously eating a hot-fudge sundae away from Moo’s prying eyes?

  286. Another view on Breitbart:

    Supremes Uphold Substance, Strike Down Form of AZ Immigration Law

    In a 5-3 decision (Justice Elena Kagan had recused herself), the Supreme Court has struck down the form–but not the substance–of the controversial Arizona immigration law, SB 1070. The opinion by Justice Anthony Kennedy held that immigration law–including the decision not to enforce the law–is an exclusive area of federal jurisdiction. However, the Court also held–unanimously–that it is not unconstitutional to ask people to produce proof that they are legally in the United States, once they are stopped for another valid reason.

    The result is that Arizona’s law survives–in a very narrow sense. The state can use its law enforcement officers to catch illegal immigrants–but not according to a state law designed to fill the gap in federal enforcement.

    Politically, the decision is both a win and a loss for the Obama administration. It is a win because much of the Arizona law will not survive, while the grievance that animated Democrats’ opposition to the law–the process of asking people to produce proof that they are legally in the country–remains, and can be used again and again to motivate voters, particularly Latino voters, in the Obama campaign’s divide-and-conquer election strategy.

    It is a loss for largely the same reason: the Obama administration’s extraordinary assault on Arizona–which included appeals to the United Nations–has failed to achieve the desired substantive result. It may mobilize some Latino voters, but it has riled up voters (Latino and otherwise) who believe the federal government lacks the will to enforce the rule of law. The Court, tactly, has left but one option for the millions of voters upset with the government’s immigration failures: namely, to vote the nation’s chief executive out of office.

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/06/25/Breaking-Supreme-Court-Upholds-Substance-Strikes-Down-Form-of-AZ-Immigration-Law-SB-1070

  287. Basil

    Some may need DailyPUMAs subjective viewpoint. I can think of at least one person here that probably appreciates the guidance.

    Any of us that have been around since 2007 already know the sites listed on that blog and either follow them or not.

  288. masking the real issue, ageism.

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

    I’m fearing to tread, and working my way up from Newest to Oldest comments at H44, but I’ll whisper that any ageism about Hillary being too old ( in 2016 she’ll be 69?) IS ageism, since nobody said that Gingrich was too old 69(?) in 2012.

  289. masking the real issue, ageism.

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

    I’m fearing to tread, and working my way up from Newest to Oldest comments at H44, but I’ll whisper that any ageism about Hillary being too old ( in 2016 she’ll be 69?) IS ageism, since nobody said that Gingrich was too old 69(?) in 2012.

  290. Oh Lord,

    I am beginning to think BO really is looking for an excuse to impose martial law.

    “DHS has sent out a phone number should one feel he/she has been racially profiled.”

    This is friggin’ sick.

  291. Scalia’s brilliant comment on SB 1070.

    “To say, as the Court does, that Arizona contradicts federal law by enforcing applications of the Immigration Act that the President declines to enforce boggles the mind.”

    And that was BEFORE Holder said he would be keeping an eye on racial profiling (unlike his ADD stance n F&F) and Nappy saying DHS will not assist AZ in upholding the small portion of the ruling allowing cops to check for papers.

    This is insanity. Americans are being bled dry by mandates for illegal immigrants in the education system, the healthcare system, the medicare system, the welfare system.

    WE are the ones paying for all these people who DO NOT contribute taxes for their upkeep. This is shameful. scandalous and dangerous. When the F**K will Americans wake up????

    The destruction of the country continues.

  292. Alex,

    Thanks again for all your good work on DailyPuma. You’re one of the few bloggers who keeps his eye on the ball, ie on Hillary, instead of drifting off to either the Left or the Right. And you’re always putting in fresh work, looking at the larger picture.

    “DailyPUMA is a lot more fun to view now because of the tidying up that has been done.”

    First I’ve heard of all this. Imo it’s basically a good idea but I wish the gradations were more nuanced. Imo H44 should be closer to the center (or in the center), and Confluence should be in the center.

    And the layout is counter-intuitive. 😉 It has right wing blogs on the left side of the page, and vice versa. 😉

  293. Like I asked way upthread, does the fact that Roberts joined with the libs on SB 1070 portend him voting to uphold the ACA?

    The decision today and my limited understanding of all the ramification leads me to suspect Roberts is going over to the dark side.

    Anyone else?
    ———————-
    Basil: have you read what I have been saying about this for the last couple days. There are not a lot of surprises here.

    The key provision of the Arizona Law was upheld–the right to check ID. Furthermore, Obama screwed the pooch by saying he will not cooperate with the state and the unanimous Court in its enforcement–and that will alienate white voters in swing states.

    I believe that the key provision of Obamacare—the funding mechanism will be struck down. That leaves Obama with a problem. He will have to go back to a Congress which he no longer controls and seek a tax increase.

    Furthermore, it leaves the insurance companies who backed it with enormous insuring obligations without the premium to cover it. It is highly unlikely that they can pass those costs off to their policy holders whom they have gouged before. If they cannot find funding for those insuring obligations then they must kill the bill. And the one who will do that for them is Romney in the first hundred days.

    I think the walls are closing in on Obama–if the mandate is held to be what it is, i.e. unconstitutional.

  294. Well this is sure to make my kids be good. 😆
    Tell your kids that if they’re good all year Santa will donate their gifts to Obama. #ObamaFundraisingIdeas

  295. TurndownObama, thanks for the feedback. I’ve been debating if columns should be left bloggers on the left and the right bloggers on the right as well, especially since the moderaets in the middle.

    I also agree that there are a couple of blogs that could totter over to the moderate column. It’s clearly difficult to want to assist in the defeat of someone who stole an election in 2008 while also advocating something that probably won’t happen in 2012.

    However, I’m of the opinion that we should post what we want to report about, and, occasionally also post about what we want to see happen, otherwise the fun goes out and the 99.9% who never read our blogs won’t ever find the pro Hillary Blogs if all they do is attack Obama’s grim record.

  296. If your blog NEVER comes out with a title that says, we want Hillary Clinton for president in 2012, OR, revisits the bile that the head of the democratic party instilled on it’s own voters in 2008, but your blog regularly attacks Barack Obama, than the odds are that your blog is a neo conservative blog that used to support Hillary Clinton.
    ———————————–
    Daily Puma: you need to do your homework before you start making ridiculous accusations like this. This blog has been at the forefront of the effort to get Hillary to run in 2012, and that theme permeates past blogs. And when you call us neocons because we attack Obama, I wonder whether you know what a neocon is. If so then perhaps you can show us where we have advocated military intervention throughout the world, because that is what neocons do. Those of us on this blog come from different backgrounds and different political perspectives. What unites us is support for Hillary, support for each other, and a belief that the Democratic Party has been hijacked and must be liberated by defeating Obama. If that happens, and if Hillary runs, then we will be with her.

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