The Drunk Between The Trees

A drunk winds his way home. A few short steps from the entry door he turns slightly from the pathway and eventually bangs his head against a tree lining the walk. Turning completely around he walks until he ca-rooms his head against the opposite tree lining the pathway home. Once again he turns completely around until he bangs his head against the first tree he hit. Again he turns completely around and eventually bangs his head against the earlier banged tree. “Oh help me God – I’m lost in an impenetrable forest.”

That is the story of the Republican opposition to Barack Obama. That typical bang up job by Republicans was on schedule to be repeated in the fiscal cliff spitball fight of this December. But a funny thing happened.

The Republicans, especially the hapless Speaker Boner, found themselves in an impenetrable forest of their own imaginations. They banged their heads repeatedly. Then, perhaps it was a Christmas Miracle, they got tripped up and ended up at the front door and home. These stupid drunks stumbled their way home and out of the forest they created.

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Obama simply cannot be trusted. Our mantra since 2007: “Obama cannot be trusted on any issue. Obama cannot be trusted by his friends. Obama cannot be trusted by his enemies. Obama cannot be trusted.”

Foolishly, Hillary Clinton, John McCain, Mitt Romney and most of the Republican leadership never understood how correct our assessment is. They continue to try to speak the language of policy and economic common sense when all Obama cares about is himself and his “brand”.

Republicans were poised to cave on their principles and hand Barack Obama a major victory without a fight. The reasons for the cave were fear they would be blamed for disaster in the wake of the fiscal cliff jump and be punished at the ballot box in 2014. In 2014!

Republicans feared Big Media would blame them! Imagine that! Big Media was going to defend Barack Obama and attack his opponents no matter what happened. But these Republican drunken fools somehow figured that a population that cannot figure out Haley Berry is nuts after her latest domestic horrors would somehow remember the fiscal cliff of 12/12 and punish Republicans even in the Republican bastions which have secured them a House majority. So Republicans like John Boner went to negotiate with Barack Obama.

That must be powerful moonshine Big Media is serving and Speaker Boner is drinking. Imagine entering negotiations with Barack Obama! Those of us who have successfully negotiated deals know that you can only make a deal with people who can be trusted to do what they say. There has to be good faith bargaining from both sides in any negotiation that is worthy of that description.

Speaker Boner entered into negotiations with Barack Obama as if Obama could be trusted. This is what we wrote earlier this month about the fiscal cliff:

“Republicans will get blamed by Obama and Big Media for anything bad that happens or has ever happened or ever will happen. That’s what Obama does – blame everyone but himself.

What Republican leaders must realize is that if they are going to get blamed they might as well get blamed for fighting for their principles. Not fighting for principles will only lead to infighting within Republican ranks as “compromisers” and “purists” (that’s how Big Media will label the factions) battle it out for control of the party in the wake of the “cave-in” to Obama. Rank and file conservatives and other Obama opponents will be correctly discouraged from standing up for a party that won’t stand up for its principles. [snip]

If the Republican Party caves in to Barack Obama’s thuggery they will have effectively decided to jump the shark into obscurity.”

Republicans were set to jump the shark in an impenetrable forest of trees. But they stumbled their way home.

The Wall Street Journal published a bang by bang account of Speaker Boner lost in the forest of his imagination:

“Mr. Boehner had been negotiating a deal with the White House to let tax rates rise for upper-income people.

Mr. Boehner, irritated with the White House, was finding it hard to keep his troops in line as details of his negotiations with Mr. Obama leaked out. [snip]

The negotiations offer little evidence November’s election brought the president and House Republicans closer together. If anything, the talks poisoned an already distrustful relationship.

It took a while but the too trusting Speaker came to his senses: Obama cannot be trusted. Obama’s thuggery is what woke many up and saved the Republicans from destroying themselves and providing Obama a victory:

“Mr. Obama repeatedly lost patience with the speaker as negotiations faltered. In an Oval Office meeting last week, he told Mr. Boehner that if the sides didn’t reach agreement, he would use his inaugural address and his State of the Union speech to tell the country the Republicans were at fault.

At one point, according to notes taken by a participant, Mr. Boehner told the president, “I put $800 billion [in tax revenue] on the table. What do I get for that?”

“You get nothing,” the president said. “I get that for free.”

After the election, Boehner aides tried to shape the debate by offering early concessions, including that the GOP would agree to raise new tax revenue. [snip]

He and Mr. Obama didn’t sit down together for another 10 days. The session began genially. But tension quickly emerged over the president’s call to include increasing the U.S.’s borrowing limit in any final package.

Responded Mr. Boehner: “I’ve found in my life that everything I’ve ever wanted has come with price.”

Mr. Obama told the speaker he wasn’t willing to play games with the debt ceiling. [snip]

The White House made clear it wouldn’t agree to a plan that didn’t raise some tax rates immediately. [snip]

The president repeatedly reminded Mr. Boehner of the election results: “You’re asking me to accept Mitt Romney’s tax plan. Why would I do that?” At another point, the speaker noted his GOP majority would also return next year.”

Speaker Boner should have told Obama to go right ahead and start his second term with a dull inaugural speech filled with attacks. Boner should have told Obama to launch a State of the Union attack so that he could reply in kind. In a smart negotiation you take the opponent’s threats and turn them against him/her.

Speaker Boner did not negotiate with smarts. The Speaker was reasonable while Obama made threats. Obama the thug used thuggery:

“On Dec. 13, Mr. Boehner went to the White House at the president’s request, joking he was going to the woodshed.

The president told him he could choose one of two doors. The first represented a big deal. If Mr. Boehner chose it, the president said, the country and financial markets would cheer. Door No. 2 represented a spike in interest rates and a global recession.

Mr. Boehner said he wanted a deal along the lines of what the two men had negotiated in the summer of 2011 in a fight over raising the debt ceiling. “You missed your opportunity on that,” the president told him.

That night, the speaker and Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) decided to make the biggest concession so far.”

In any negotiation you must be willing to walk away. If you are so desperate for a deal that you will tolerate the status of a beggar – you have already lost. Chicago thug Barack Obama understands this but made the mistake of jamming Speaker Boner’s face onto the pile of sh*t the Speaker and Republicans were being ordered to accept.

Speaker Boner made more concessions. The news from Connecticut provided Obama with another opportunity to flim and flam. Finally Speaker Boner got a clue:

“Finally, the speaker said, “Well, you and I can sit here and stare at each other,” or he could leave and they would talk later.

Back in the Capitol, Mr. Boehner told Mr. Cantor the president wasn’t moving. They agreed to call him. [snip]

Administration officials expected a few more days of back-and-forth, but the speaker thought the prospects were dim for a big deal. [snip]

“I’m going to keep the proposal on the table,” he said of the broader deal. “As I told the president, I’m not making an ultimatum. The offer stays on the table, even if we move on Plan B.”

His lieutenants made clear they preferred Plan B to the one Mr. Boehner was trying to broker.

The speaker called the president with news the House would move ahead with the backup bill, which would preserve Bush-era rates for all income below $1 million. The president was incensed.

It was long past time to walk away. Force Barack Obama to finally get to work and construct a deal was what the Republicans should have said from the very beginning.

What was the essential stupidity in all this fiscal cliff drama? Answer: It is Obama who should be begging for a deal and it is Republicans who hold the cards. The L.A. Times analysis provides some facts and numbers:

“In the days immediately after President Obama’s reelection victory, White House officials hoped that in a second term he might have better relations with congressional Republicans. The “fever will break,” more than one Obama aide forecast.

The last several days have demonstrated the opposite. Washington remains caught in a partisan stalemate on the budget, seems headed toward another on gun control and perhaps one on immigration policy as well.

That gridlock could inflict significant damage to the Republican Party. But Obama’s ability to manage an ambitious agenda in his new term also hangs in the balance.

The Republicans or any Obama opponent will be attacked and race-baited by Big Media and other Obama allies no matter what. Ignore the attacks. Republicans worried about electoral consequences in particular should remember that the next elections are in 2014 not in a few months and that those elections, as in 2010, will be played in some very red states.

Republicans in the House and Senate must also realize that their sole task is obstruction – just like the “scorched earth” resistance from Russian peasants during World War II. It’s Obama that has an agenda he wants to pass and therefore it is Obama that has to beg for a deal:

“Stalemates in Congress “may not affect his popularity all that much, but it will affect his ability to govern, if you define ability to govern as your ability to move your policy agenda forward,” said Bill Galston, a former domestic policy advisor to President Clinton. [snip]

To some degree, Obama’s difficulties in striking a budget deal with congressional Republicans are a reflection of the reality of his political position: He leads a nation that remains both deeply polarized and closely divided, as it has been for many years. He won reelection by only half the margin of his 2008 victory and with very limited coattails; the returning Republican majority in the House was barely dented by losses at the polls.

Of the GOP members in the incoming House, 219 come from districts carried by Mitt Romney, according to a Cook Political Report calculation. Add nine Democrats from districts carried by Romney, and a clear majority of the 435-member House hails from places where Obama lost.”

Consider that last paragraph. Control of the House requires 218 votes. Mitt Romney was the winner in districts which sent 219 Republican representatives to the House. Republicans can only lose in 2014 if they lose support from those who want opposition to Barack Obama.

Perhaps Speaker John Boehner should send a Christmas gift to Barack Obama. The gift should be a map of all the districts that sent a Republican to the House from districts Obama lost – 219 in all. The map should be emblazoned on a picture of a lame duck – which Obama will immediately be if he jumps off the fiscal cliff. The gift will have to be sent to Hawaii where Obama is on vacation golfing, again.

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216 thoughts on “The Drunk Between The Trees

  1. Lies, narcissism – even at a funeral:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=TLSU91gvJbs

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/12/sad-obama-fabricated-his-life-story-at-senator-inouyes-funeral/

    It’s already been discussed that Barack Obama’s eulogy at Senator Inouy’s memorial in Washington DC was a tribute to himself and not the late Hawaiian senator.
    Obama spoke for 10 minutes about himself and his life story, barely mentioning the life of Senator Inouye.

    But it’s worse than that.
    Barack Obama distorted his life story in order to include Senator Inouye in his talk.
    Jack Cashill at American Thinker reported:

  2. Just dropping by to say, have a very merry christmas and a happy new year. I still read daily and just wanted to say hello.

  3. Fox news is going to spend these holidays playing Santa CLAWS with their favorite target our Hillary.Storms Rain Winds are giving them a large captive viewing audience.Keep all this in mind as you watch these stink bugs play their dirty games.

    By ABM94 Words and my computer are about all I can handle these remaining days so don’t send me an AK47 for Christmas. Happy Holidays to you all.

  4. Something tells me Martin wouldn’t be on our side if we wanted to put pictures of aborted babies on public display
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    Martin is sub-human.

  5. Black racism is the dirty little secret nobody wants to talk about. But it has become endemic in this society, it impels black youth to attack innocent white people in increasing numbers and it turns the culture of this county into nothing more than a sewer. Between vile Martin and vile Sharpton, and their white counterparts like Lawrence O’Donnell, Phil Griffin has put together a new nazi party, and given it a platform reminiscent of a Nuremberg rally.

  6. I have seen the elephant. A married man with a girl in his lap in Sun Valley not his wife, making eyes at women at other tables in Seattle, staggering around blatto in Wahington DC . . . You do not become mayor of New York without being owned by somebody, and the same principle applies to the Speaker position. If you combine those dubious attributes with a lack of negotiation skills, it is no wonder that there is a state of disquiet within the party. John is a perfect example of someone who has no principles, and that is his problem. Big media is poised to return to the stories it was writing about his playboy sort of antics, when and if this thing crashes. But for now, they are content to see him grovel, and report ever detail of it, limited only by their vile agenda and vivid imagination. The analogy of a drunk staggering down a blind alley is apt.

  7. moononpluto
    December 24th, 2012 at 5:37 am
    Just dropping by to say, have a very merry christmas and a happy new year. I still read daily and just wanted to say hello.
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    Come back Shane. We need you.

  8. wbboei
    December 24th, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    Black racism is the dirty little secret nobody wants to talk about. But it has become endemic in this society,
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    Oh, yes, it IS being talked about! – just not too loudly…yet. Even little children now know, “Black people hate white people.” and “Black people want to kill white people.” (I always listen in on children’s conversations) At work and socially, I hear every day remarks like this: “Well, you can’t trust ‘em—they’re full of hate.” and “All these years, I thought we were pretty much over all that race stuff, except for a few nuts like Sharpton, Farakhan, who make a living out of being professional racists.” and “I’ve had it with blacks. Their whole spiel is bullshit.” “Guilt? What guilt? I’m not responsible for anything some white guys did to blacks, like, ages ago!” First time I heard it, this is the one that blew me away: “The more that’s done for them, the more they complain– I’m sick of their damned self-pity, their whining around about being victims—you know what?—I’m beginning to think they ARE inferior!”

  9. Merry Christmas to you all!
    Wishing you good cheer in the new year!

    I plan to celebrate 2013 by cheering all that’s great about the U.S.A to everyone I meet, every day of the year.

    My second resolution is make every effort to buy American or do without…I can make do with what I have for this year. And to inform retailers of my conviction that it is wrong to buy foreign goods when so many of our own people have no work.

    My third resolution is to boycott Hollywood…I stopped watching TV in 08

    My fourth resolution is to find the sparkle in every day and never let the bastards get me down.

    God bless Admin and everyone of you!

  10. Excellent post, admin.

    I, too, have been thinking the repubs may have stumbled into something that might actually help them. (Through no skill or expertise on their part, of course.)

    The outcome of the Plan B debacle is that at least they have not yet caved by violating their no new taxes pledge.

  11. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all. May the year ahead be filled with health, peace, wisdom and joy.

    And welcome back moononpluto. Don’t be a stranger!

  12. Leonora,

    That interactive map showing the names and addresses of everyone with a handgun permit is friggin scary!

    The newspaper should not have made it so readily available.

  13. Black racism: I have seen it upfront and personal for several decades.

    The black teachers and aides in the urban schools where I taught made no pretense of their hatred toward whites. They would become outraged there were not more black employees, ignoring the tiny detail that without a teacher’s license no one can work in the public schools. There simply aren’t enough blacks going into the field of education. :snigger:

    Xmas was an especially explosive time for blacks spewing white hate with comments like these:

    “The only time I ever like white music is at Xmas.”

  14. Oh goody. First Piers, now Gregory. Another petition out for an LSM hack. Petition calls for leveling charges against Gregory for possessing assault weapons ammo – a crime in Washington D.C.

    Gregory Mocks LaPierre for Proposing Armed Guards, but Sends Kids to High-Security School

    By DANIEL HALPER

    David Gregory mocked the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre for proposing that armed guards be at every school in America. But the NBC host seems to have no problem with armed guards protecting his kids everyday where they attend school in Washington, D.C.

    “You proposed armed guards in school. We’ll talk about that in some detail in a moment. You confronted the news media. You blamed Hollywood and the gaming industry. But never once did you concede that guns could actually be part of the problem. Is that a meaningful contribution, Mr. LaPierre, or a dodge?,” asked Gregory.

    Later the host suggested that guns don’t prevent violence in schools (he cited the mass shootings at Columbine and Virginia Tech). “But you would concede that, as good as an idea as you think this is, it may not work. Because there have been cases where armed guards have not prevented this kind of massacre, this kind of carnage. I want you would concede that point, wouldn’t you?,” Gregory pleaded.

    The NBC host would go on the rest of the segment to suggest that armed guards might not be effective in preventing mass murders at school. Which is perhaps an interesting theoretical argument.

    But when it comes to Gregory’s own kids, however, they are secured every school day by armed guards.

    The Gregory children go to school with the children of President Barack Obama, according to the Washington Post. That school is the co-ed Quaker school Sidwell Friends.

    According to a scan of the school’s online faculty-staff directory, Sidwell has a security department made up of at least 11 people. Many of those are police officers, who are presumably armed.

    Moreover, with the Obama kids in attendance, there is a secret service presence at the institution, as well.

  15. Here’s a comical response to the Ganett Company’s interactive map of all registered gun owners in Westchester and Rockland Counties.

    The text on a front lawn sign.

    My next door neighbor wants to ban all guns.

    Their house is not armed.

    Out of respect for their opinion I promise not to use my guns to protect them.

  16. MERRY CHRISTMAS to all of you! Happy to hear from you ABM 94, Monopoluto and all. God bless everybody here, all Hillary supporters and ex supporters ,too!

  17. wbboei
    December 24th, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    Black racism is the dirty little secret nobody wants to talk about. But it has become endemic in this society,
    _______________________

    It seems the more gains they’ve made, the worse their anger gets, the more their hate grows. Shouldn’t it be the other way around?

  18. Merry Christmas everybody! And Happy New Year!

    lil ole grape – I like your resolutions! For #2 I would add that you can also buy used items on ebay (if you just have to have it) or from thrift stores which helps your local economy.

  19. wbboei,

    THIS is what needs to happen to ALL media personnel. The publisher who outed all gun owners in Westchester and Rockland County has been outed. We should do the same to all LSM.
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    Sauce for the goose or, home address and phone number of Journal-News publisher

    White Plains newspaper The Journal- News, a Gannett publication, has published the full name and address of every licensed pistol permit holder in three New York counties. I don’t know whether the Journal’s publisher Janet Hasson is a permit holder herself, but here’s how to find her to ask:

    Janet Hasson, publisher, Journal News

    Janet Hasson, 3 Gate House Lane, Mamaroneck, NY 10534.

    Phone number: (248) 594-2197; you might also try (914) 525-1923, but the area code is just a guess on the assumption that this number is a land line.

    Here’s a photo showing her Mamaroneck house – interior shots are on Zillow:

    Janet Hasson, 3 Gate House Rd, MamaroneckUPDATE: From reader RJS: Gannett’s CEO-

    Gracia C Martore
    728 Springvale Rd
    Great Falls, VA 22066
    (703) 759-5954

    The reporter on the story is

    Dwight R Worley
    23006 139 Ave
    Springfield Gardens, NY 11413 (718) 527-0832

    Janet Hasson herself is married with one child, and her personal interests, as culled from her credit card records, are noted below:

    http://christopherfountain.wordpress.com/2012/12/24/sauce-for-the-goose/

  20. Merry Christmas and happy times with family and friends to admin and all Big Pinkers!

    Loved your post ABM94.

    Welcome back Moon.

  21. Merry Christmas everyone.

    Here is the rebuttal video to the celebrity anti-gun ad. Interesting to note, you can comment on this video. The celebrity video has locked out any comments on it. I think that says it all.

  22. Merry Christmas to Administrator and everyone here at Hillary is 44. May the happy moments of this holiday season pass slowly, gathering lovely memories for you and your family.

    Being able to come to this site with all of you, read Administrators insightful posts, share ideas and read your comments is, indeed, a gift not just at Christmas but all year long.

  23. SouthernBorn

    Being able to come to this site with all of you, read Administrators insightful posts, share ideas and read your comments is, indeed, a gift not just at Christmas but all year long.

    ==========

    Oh so true, we may all bump heads now and then, but it’s like having a cyber family. A few cranky relatives, but it wouldn’t be the same without them. 😉

  24. A Happy, Healthy and Very Merry Christmas to you all.

    “Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad before the face of the Lord: because He cometh”.

  25. I am sad that we have lost this wonderful man. Charles Durning was a great actor and a war hero. A Silver Star and three Purple Heart recipient during World War II. He was one of the first troops to land on Omaha Beach June 6, 1944.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/charles-durning-oscar-nominated-king-of-the-character-actors-has-died-at-89-in-ny/2012/12/25/6ed89de0-4e67-11e2-835b-02f92c0daa43_story.html

    RIP Mr. Durning. And thanks for all you have given.

  26. Southern Born
    December 25th, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Merry Christmas to Administrator and everyone here at Hillary is 44. May the happy moments of this holiday season pass slowly, gathering lovely memories for you and your family.

    Being able to come to this site with all of you, read Administrators insightful posts, share ideas and read your comments is, indeed, a gift not just at Christmas but all year long.

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    AMEN!!! 🙂

  27. Excerpt from Melanie Phillips’ current article — to read the whole, go to http://www.melaniephillips.com/

    “Oh do put a sock in it, you atheist Scrooge”

    “… Christianity has long been the target of sneering comedians, blasphemous artists and the entire human rights industry — all determined to turn it into a despised activity to be pursued only by consenting adults in private.

    As it happens, I myself am not a Christian; I am a Jew. And Jews have suffered terribly under Christianity in the past.

    Yet I passionately believe that if Britain and the West are to continue to be civilised places, it is imperative that the decline in Christianity be reversed.

    For it is the Judeo-Christian ethic which gave us belief in the innate equality of all human beings, the need to put others’ welfare before your own and the understanding of absolute truth.

    Without this particular religious underpinning, our society will lose the moral bonds that instil respect and care for other human beings. Without a belief in absolute truth, it will succumb to the dominance of lies.

    And it will also lose the understanding, embodied in both Judaism and Christianity, that government should be distinct from religious rule — a belief which eventually helped pave the way for democracy.

    Lose Christianity, and what remains will be a vacuum which will result in religious, secular and ethnic groups fighting each other — and with the most brutal and ruthless filling the void.

    Of course, non-believers can be good people, and believers can behave atrociously.

    But non-believers who subscribe to the basic moral tenets of western society are subscribing — whether they like it or not — to the values given to the world by Judaism and Christianity.

    Such people may not believe in God, but they were not born with these moral values encoded in their DNA. They are inescapably shaped by the Judeo-Christian culture in which such unbelievers have grown up.

    Without that culture, our society would be a savage and uncivilised place, governed by selfishness, self-centredness and narcissism….”

  28. A thought came to me on Christmas Eve as I listened to some people I was with reminise over how happy they were in 2008 when the asshole who is now in the White House laboring under the delusion that a 2% advantage gleaned at the precise moment of a national disaster was, and is a mandate, was first elected.

    And when I pointed out that what came afterwards was not exactly the new heaven and new earth that they had dreamed about, but a clear and present danger to the very ideals they claim to hold, like civil liberties, they responded lets not talk politics and abruptly changed the subject

    One of the people who still believes in the Fraud is a parttime musician with a band. He also believes that we do our children a disservice when we expose them to organized religion. Whereupon, I responded it is better that they have some ethical system, rather than none at all. To which he responded then I will teach then. Wherupons someone else said lets not talk about religion. Lets talk about the things that count–material things (Babbitry).

    The matriarch had made some comments about our debt to China, which went ignored by everyone but me. When she went into the kitchen, I followed her to express my condolances over the recent death of her husband. She whispered to me that she is a Republican, but most of the children are not. She sings in the church choir.

    At that point a new thought occurred to me. In this seminal book Von Kreig, i.e. On War, Carl Von Clausewitz, the Prussian General who fought in the Napoleonic Wars, and revolutionized how we look at war, said, in effect war is not some distinct thing separate and apart. If that is all that it is then it is murder on the grand scale. On the contrary, WAR IS POLITICS BY A DIFFERENT MEANS.

    I wonder if that is not true here too. In which case, the proper formlation would be politics is not about what is best for the country, or even for the individual, who lacks the will and capacity to figure out what is best for him. POLITICS IS SIMPLY THE CULTURE WAR BY A DIFFERENT MEANS.

    Now if that is true, then it changes the strategy does it not? Instead of placing the primary emphasis on rational argument, and ignoring the social core of politics, forget about trying to teach pigs to whistle and find a candidate who is inspiring and put your resources into that production. And while you are at it destroy big media from the ground up, and fire the Republican consultants, every last one of them.

    Merry Christmas to all.

  29. BASIL99
    December 24th, 2012 at 8:22 pm
    wbboei,

    THIS is what needs to happen to ALL media personnel. The publisher who outed all gun owners in Westchester and Rockland County has been outed. We should do the same to all LSM.
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    Halleluja.

    In every institution, there is some individidual who his protected by batteries of lawyers, gated communities and the like, who does great damage to society and gets away with it. They destroy with impunity. The left has had a tactic for some time of printing the addresses of people who put McCain signs in their yards, so those houses can be damaged and the inhabitants harrassed and intimidated. It is high time that the denisons of big media suffer a similar fate. There is other check and balance on them, and obviously there needs to be one. Res ipsa locitur.

  30. In every institution, there is some individidual who his protected by batteries of lawyers, gated communities and the like, who does great damage to society and gets away with it.
    ———————–
    Phil Griffin (MSNBC), Jeff Immelt (GE) would be prime examples of those kinds of dark movers behind the scene of inquity who should be dragged naked into the street in the middle of the night to answser for their sins. Compared to the two bit producer who published the anti Muslim farce which was falsely blamed for Obama’s failure in Benghazi who was in fact dragged from his home under the kleig lights, those two jamokes deserve that much and more. It would make a great novel for Tom Wolfe.

    Now for my real rant: Warren Buffett. Who is he? If you believe the big media public relations hype, he is the messiah of finance, a devotee of the Benjamine Graham school that evaluates companies based on the quality of their management, the competive advantage of their product, and a set of fail safe investigation skills that would humble Sherlock Holmes. Do you really believe that shit. Or, do you believe that in the course of interviewing management, signals are sent which amount to inside information. Trust me, that is the only fail safe system there is. And if that is the case, then in addition to being the greatest investor in the world, he is also one of his biggest frauds. Never one to miss an opportunity to place that ugly puss of his in front of a camera faster than Chuck Schumer, and to parade his dimocrat creds to anyone who will listen, and to claim that rich people should pay more taxes, which he avoids paying like the plague volutarily. He is beyond disgusting.

    But unbeknownst to many, he is also someone who you have to be wary of if you have a patent. People have expressed grave concern, that given the right inducements he will go after it. Which calls to mind the vignette between JP Morgan and George Westinghouse. Morgan was a similar kind of oger as Buffet. Avuncular, solid mid westerner, butter would not melt in his mouth Warren Buffet. Morgan believed Edison and he bet wrong–on dc current. Westinghouse bet right–on Tessela and alternating current. Thanks to Tessela, who was a great American, Westinghouse got the patent, and now Morgan wanted it. Westinghouse told him I have the patent, and if you try to steal it, I will come after you. Morgan replied, yes, it the long run I would probably lose. But that is all very hypothetical because between now and then I will break you with litigation expenses. Morgan got the patent, and he went on to for General Electric, the company that Immelt now leads and Griffin reported to.

  31. BASIL99
    December 24th, 2012 at 8:22 pm
    wbboei,

    THIS is what needs to happen to ALL media personnel. The publisher who outed all gun owners in Westchester and Rockland County has been outed. We should do the same to all LSM

    ——————-
    Just suppose, for the sake of argument, that something nasty-or even fatal happened to Janet, and or Dwight. The police would have no shortage of suspects. And what you would find at the end of the investigation is none of those gun owners were responsible. But in the meantime CNN and NBC would be advancing their depraved narrative without regard to the facts, just like they did in the case of Travon Martin. And that is the greater evil.

  32. Southern Born
    December 25th, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Merry Christmas to Administrator and everyone here at Hillary is 44. May the happy moments of this holiday season pass slowly, gathering lovely memories for you and your family.

    Being able to come to this site with all of you, read Administrators insightful posts, share ideas and read your comments is, indeed, a gift not just at Christmas but all year long.
    ____________
    So very true!

  33. I had a wonderful Christmas, and hope many others were as fortunate to find it especially inspiring this year in a 4 year drought of any semblance of inspiration or hope. Yet, Obama and Congress march on. Congress/Pres using COVER OF CHRISTMAS again. Obama’s back in DC and I just received this email from NRLN [National Retiree Legislative Network]: “NRLN Action Alert Sorry to Interrupt Your Holiday. Some members of both parties have been talking about including cuts and changes to Social Security and Medicare which would result in reduced benefits as part of the [FISCAL CLIFF] negotiations. The NRLN does not believe this will help Americans and, in fact, know[s] it will harm all present and future retirees. Interrupting our Holiday is not something we want to do but it is an important time for you to tell your U.S. Representative and Senators that Social Security and Medicare benefits should not be reduced.” Use your own resources, or go through the NRLN access link http://capwiz.com/abtr/issues/alert/?alertid=62284501&PROCESS=Take+Action

  34. Take heart colleagues. There is hope yet if Richard Cohen can put together a cogent article that actually criticizes the behavior of Beloved Leader. The One is in a really big mess if the ultra loyal WP is showing some doubts.
    Small wonder he is heading back to Washington today. HA!

    A Washington Mess
    By Richard Cohen – December 26, 2012

    In 1962, Casey Stengel, the longtime manager of the New York Yankees, came out of retirement to lead the New York Mets, an expansion team. That season the Mets lost an astounding 120 games — which is within about 20 games of what Stengel used to win with the Yankees — and prompted Stengel to ask a memorable question: “Can’t anybody here play this game?” That very question can now be asked about Washington.
    I found myself channeling Stengel when, incredibly, John Boehner, speaker of the House and leader of his party, last week had to abort a vote he himself had called because he lacked sufficient Republican support. This brought a rare expression of sheer wonder from a former Republican speaker of the House, Dennis Hastert. “You don’t ever bring something to the floor without the votes,” he told National Journal.

    The vote was supposed to be on a tax bill Boehner unironically called Plan B, which, as my colleague Dana Milbank pointed out, is also the name of the morning-after pill. Maybe for that reason — one cannot underestimate the level of stupidity in Washington — 26 Republican members of the House said they would vote no. Boehner thereupon called off the vote and sent the House home for Christmas. Maybe he’ll use the time to learn how to count.
    Washington has been reveling in its own history of late. The Senate last week took time off to watch Steven Spielberg’s magnificent “Lincoln.” To Spielberg’s credit, he depicted a president who did more than grandly free the slaves; he got an anti-slavery constitutional amendment through Congress one recalcitrant member at a time. Lincoln cajoled and arm-twisted and even, we may suppose, bought the occasional vote, not with cash but with jobs and contracts. Few politicians will sell their soul, but they will on occasion sell a vote real cheap, sometimes out of sheer affection for the president.
    Abraham Lincoln is Barack Obama’s hero, and the president seemed to invoke Honest Abe when he promised to do something about guns. In the movie, Lincoln says that as a wartime president, he is “clothed in immense power.” Obama said he will “use whatever power this office holds to engage my fellow citizens” in preventing gun tragedies. The words, the phrasing — all redolent of Lincoln. The outcome, the past being prologue, will not be Lincolnesque. It will be an Obama muddle.
    Spielberg knows what Obama does not. His Lincoln is in incessant negotiations with Congress and the rest of the Washington power structure. He does more than make grand speeches. But Obama is a grand speech sort of guy. After his re-election he said he had won a mandate. He actually hit the road again, asserting a mandate to raise taxes on the rich. He is right to want to do that, but his mandate is chimerical, made of rhetorical filigree that evaporates in the intellectually arid atmosphere of congressional districts that voted tea-party Republican.
    Some 15 Republicans won in congressional districts that Obama carried — whose mandate is that, anyway? — and other Republicans triumphed in districts where Obama is considered an alien creature. One of those who refused to support Boehner’s Plan B was Tim Huelskamp of Kansas. He won with — this is no typo — 100 percent of the vote. (He had no Democratic opposition.) Try telling him about mandates.
    As with Lincoln, Washington now reveres Lyndon Johnson. Much of this is due to Robert A. Caro’s latest volume, “The Passage of Power,” and its tales of how Johnson knew how to squeeze out every last congressional vote. Caro tells how Johnson basted the crusty Sen. Harry Byrd Sr. of Virginia, slathering him in praise and promises that Byrd knew would be redeemed. Johnson won titanic legislative victories, but he did so one vote at a time. He was a creature of Congress. Johnson left the Senate with a gaggle of friends and the experience to change history. Obama served in the Senate too. He just came and went.
    Obama and Boehner are co-pilots steering us toward the fiscal cliff. Their respective jobs are beyond them. One talks over the head of Congress, the other called for a vote he couldn’t win. The thing’s on automatic pilot — automatic spending cuts, automatic tax increases: automatic debacle. The stock market fell. Next, jobs will be lost. Boehner went home to Ohio and the president went to Hawaii for a vacation … from what? Only the ghost of Casey Stengel remains in town: “Can’t anybody here play this game?”
    Apparently not. 

  35. Hope Admin and everyone here had a great Xmas!

    Now for some worrisome news–Drudge is highlighting a story about Hillary missing all public events lately–he even has her pic on the front page. I personally think she is still recuperating and just using the time and this holiday season to relax prior to her departure…God knows she’s earned it…

  36. blue
    December 26th, 2012 at 9:27 am

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    Our politics has degenerated into nothing more than a culture war. There is no accountablility and the facts do not matter. When the sysem has grown so corrupt that it cannot give a fair accouting of what happened in Benghazi, then it is beyond redemption. We are heading in the direction of Weimar Germany. It will crash. When it does what is likely to emerge is a full blown dictatorship, the foundations for which are already being laid, by this administration. It could go the other way and become more responsive to the general will, but that is highly unlikely because of big media. They are dead souls. They will side with whoever emerges as the new dictator. My new years resolution is to stop thinking about politics in terms of the constitution and prosperity, and to start thinking of it as nothing more than bad theater, to regale children, and adults who think like children.

  37. The Dems have managed, somehow, to avoid almost all of the responsibility for the horrendous state we are in, but now it seems just possible that their endless faking and dodging will come a cropper. This good piece by Jonathan Tobin in Commentary shows that a lot of the bad chickens are coming home to roost. About time.

    Democrats Can’t Avoid Fiscal Cliff Blame
    Jonathan S. Tobin

    For the past few days, the focus of coverage of the budget negotiations has been on the House Republicans who torpedoed Speaker John Boehner’s Plan B proposal. The hardliners determined to fight any tax increases, including those on millionaires, have helped create a situation where the deadline may well expire before Congress and the president can agree on a deal that will avoid an across-the-board tax increase as well as devastating spending cuts. Though their argument that the country’s problem is about spending, not taxes, is right, allowing the country to go over the fiscal cliff is irresponsible and will cost the GOP dearly in terms of public support. But now that the House has failed to advance Boehner’s compromise measure, it is up to the Senate to act and that means the media needs to turn its attention from the intransigence of a minority of House Republicans to the equally unproductive behavior of the majority of Democrats in the upper house.
    For all of the country’s justified concern about the inability of the Republicans to make a deal, the fact remains that the Democratic-controlled Senate is even more of an obstacle to an accord. For Majority Leader Harry Reid and his party to act to avoid the fiscal cliff, he will have to do something that he has failed to do in the last three years: pass a budget plan of any kind. The Democrats have sat back and enjoyed the brickbats thrown at the GOP for their dysfunctional behavior, but have done nothing themselves to make a deal other than to play the role of cheerleaders for the White House’s class warfare rhetoric. With only days left for action to avoid the automatic enactment of measures that could potentially devastate an already weak economy, it’s time to for Reid and his caucus to put forward a bill that could actually pass. If not, their reliance on public opinion only blaming Republicans for the impending debacle may ultimately wind up a colossal misjudgment.

    Wyoming Senator John Barrasso isn’t the only Republican who thinks that the Democrats, and in particular President Obama, are quite eager for the nation to go over the fiscal cliff. As he said yesterday on Fox News Sunday, doing so would accomplish two things that Democrats have longed to do: create a massive tax increase and cut defense, all the while letting Republicans take the blame. That was the president’s strategy last year during the debt ceiling negotiations during which he hoped to duplicate President Clinton’s success in shifting the culpability for the 1995 government shutdown to Newt Gingrich and his House majority. But the collapse of Boehner’s stratagem actually puts the onus on the Senate and the Democrats in a way it has not been throughout this crisis.
    With no one paying much attention to the family squabble among House Republicans, the time has finally arrived when the Senate and its Democratic leaders are bound to start getting more coverage. If Reid does not pass something this week and pass on to the House a bill that will at least give the nation a short respite from the consequences of the fiscal cliff, then it will be impossible for anyone to pretend that what will follow is only a GOP problem. If so, then perhaps we are arriving at the moment when the assumptions about the budget standoff could turn out to be unfounded.
    Their grandstanding about taxing rich people has allowed Democrats to avoid any real discussion about reform of the entitlements that are sinking the country. Neither the White House nor the Senate has put forward a coherent plan or a proposal worth voting on that addresses this issue, without which any talk of a long-term solution to the problem is impossible.
    Republicans may have hit bottom last week when they sandbagged Boehner and effectively undermined any chance that he could force a more favorable compromise out of Obama. But Democrats are foolish to believe that no blame will ever attach to them just because the GOP has failed. Public cynicism about Congress and the political system is, at its heart, a bipartisan consensus about the governing class, not just anger about Tea Party intransigence. Unless Reid and the Senate Democrats do something this week to put the ball back into the House’s court, they, too, will shoulder plenty of the responsibility for what follows.

  38. The problem that afflicts our political system is first there are no many parasites preying on the common will, and second, there too many children who are mesmerized by theater and blind to the political class and their financial backers are doing to them and to their childern. It is no longer a tragedy. It is a complete farce. It needs to be approached in that light in order to win. If ignorance is bliss, tis folly to be wise.

  39. Jonathan S. Tobin is the senior online editor of Commentary magazine, a neo-Conservative monthly magazine covering politics, international affairs, Judaism and social, cultural and literary issues.

    Tobin was executive editor of The Jewish Exponent in Philadelphia from 1998 through 2008.

    He is a frequent commentator on domestic politics, Israel, and Jewish affairs. His syndicated weekly column, “View from America,” [1] appears in The Jerusalem Post. Tobin lectures widely across the United States on college campuses and to Jewish organizations and synagogues, and has appeared on CNN, BBC Radio, FOX News, and local network affiliates to discuss politics and Jewish issues.

    Blogger Luke Ford has called Tobin “the most right-wing editor of a Jewish weekly in the US,” [2] but according to Tobin, “I lost my credentials as a real right-winger any number of times because I’ve taken stands on issues they disagree with. I’ve taken shots at the right consistently when I think they’re wrong. More consistently than when my colleagues on the left take shots at the left.”

    In his 2001 book, “Pack of Thieves,” U.S. News & World Report correspondent Richard Chesnoff wrote that Tobin is “one of the most thoughtful figures in American Jewish letters.” In 2006, in the Israeli weekly Yated Ne’eman, columnist Jonathan Rosenblum referred to Tobin as “probably the best writer in the Anglo-Jewish Press.”

    In 2003, Tobin told an interviewer that Jewish Journalism has improved in quality over last 20 years, but that there are constraints because many American Jewish newspapers are owned by Jewish federations, rather than being independent corporations. This problem, he said, is not different from the problems faced by other newspapers: “Nobody at the Philadelphia Inquirer reports aggressively on Knight-Ridder Corp.” He told an interviewer for the New York Times that “”My job as editor is to talk about things people are not willing to talk about.” [3] In the same article, the Times wrote that “In his three-year tenure at The Ledger, an independently owned newspaper, Mr. Tobin, a Long Island native, has turned the once-stodgy weekly into a plucky newspaper with stories on abuses at a local Jewish nursing home and domestic violence among Jews.”

    Tobin was profiled in the Philadelphia Business Journal on July 26, 2002 (“Faith in the press” [4]) and in Press – the magazine of the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association — in its November 2002 issue (“Exponential Editor

  40. You have got to hand it to the Dims. They are determined to disarm law abiding citizens so only criminals have guns. But they are keen to extend gun rights to resident aliens. And if those criminals make campaign contributions to the dims, as they certainly do, then so much the better. You get what you pay for, when it comes to politicians.

  41. foxyladi14
    12-24 4:01pm

    I really wanted to vote for Michele Bachmann in the republican primary but I live in Pennsylvania so my vote didn’t account for much. Rep. Bachmann is correct, The Muslim Brotherhood has infiltrated the US government and current events prove this beyond a shadow of a doubt. Shame on Hillary for making Anthony Weiner Tweeter’s wife Huma Abedin her Deputy Cheif of Staff. The democrat party along with the progressive establishment rebushlicans are guilty of treason and America had better wake up to that fact. Between HRC’s Uma Abedin and Obama’s Valerie Jarret the Muslim Brotherhood has access to and control of the highest levels of our government.

  42. Leanora 12-26 5:13pm

    I remember, back when I was an indoctrinated democrat, feeling such sympathy for the Muslims held in prison camps in Serbia. Unlike the persecuted Christians of the world they received a massive amount of exposure from the main stream media and every cover of the US leftist magazines. I never knew of course, the history of Hilter and the Muslim Brotherhood in Serbia. I have to admitt that I have learned so much about the worlds true history after I sheded the wool that letist propaganda pulled over my eyes. Adolph Hitler established Haj el Amin el Husseini ( the grand Mufti of Jerusalem, to be his Islamo-Nazi agent in Serbia. The Muslims that Hitler aided in Serbia were responsible for the genocide of Jews and Orthodox Christians and Catholics in the Balkans. Current events and even the events of Clinton’s 1990’s show that the democrats foreign policy is very much in l;ine with that of Adolph Hitlers. Enable the Muslims so they can distroy what makes men free; that is the Judeo Christian laws and value system. They are the enemy of free people every where.

  43. She is SOS. She needs to testify about it. It was an outrageous act of terror that certainly could have been avoided had the warning signals not be ignored. The lack
    of a credible explanation is still MIA.

  44. jbstonesfan

    What could she possible say? The dems are in bed with The Muslim Brotherhood. The ridiculous lie they told to try to manipulate Americans into blaming a video perceived to be made by a Christian, criticizing Islam was a pill too big for America to swallow. With theier breath taking arrogance the Obama administration believed the American population would once again excue the violent insane actions of Muslims and blame it on provocation by imaginary Chritains. They failed and they have no excuses. They even used our tax dollars to spread this same lie in Pakistan. Obama and his administration are collaborating with the UN which is a disgusting anti-semetic, anti liberty institution headed by radical Muslims,pro-Muslims, Marxists and the worst human rights violators on Earth. Mauritania; a country which still has slavery, heads the UN’s commision on human rights!?!?!

  45. Basil: caveat celebrus

    Kwanzaa: Holiday brought to you by the FBI

    By: Ann Coulter
    12/26/2012 04:49 PM

    Is it just me, or does Kwanzaa seem to come earlier and earlier each year? And let’s face it, Kwanzaa’s gotten way too commercialized.

    A few years ago, I suspended my annual Kwanzaa column because my triumph over this fake holiday seemed complete. The only people still celebrating Kwanzaa were presidential-statement writers and white female public school teachers.

    But it seems to be creeping back. A few weeks ago, House Minority Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., complained about having to stick around Washington for fiscal cliff negotiations by accusing Republicans of not caring about “families” coming together to bond during Kwanzaa. The private schools have picked up this PC nonsense from the public schools. (Soon, no one will know anything.)

    It is a fact that Kwanzaa was invented in 1966 by a black radical FBI stooge, Ron Karenga — aka Dr. Maulana Karenga — founder of United Slaves, a violent nationalist rival to the Black Panthers. He was also a dupe of the FBI.

    In what was ultimately a foolish gamble, during the madness of the ’60s, the FBI encouraged the most extreme black nationalist organizations in order to discredit and split the left. The more preposterous the group, the better.

    By that criterion, Karenga’s United Slaves was perfect. In the annals of the American ’60s, Karenga was the Father Gapon, stooge of the czarist police.

    Despite modern perceptions that blend all the black activists of the ’60s, the Black Panthers did not hate whites. They did not seek armed revolution (although some of their most high-profile leaders were drug dealers and murderers). Those were the precepts of Karenga’s United Slaves.

    United Slaves were proto-fascists, walking around in dashikis, gunning down Black Panthers and adopting invented “African” names. (That was a big help to the black community: How many boys named “Jamal” are currently in prison?)

    It’s as if David Duke invented a holiday called “Anglika,” which he based on the philosophy of “Mein Kampf” — and clueless public school teachers began celebrating the made-up, racist holiday.

    Whether Karenga was a willing dupe, or just a dupe, remains unclear.

    Curiously, in a 1995 interview with Ethnic NewsWatch, Karenga matter-of-factly explained that the forces out to get O.J. Simpson for the “framed” murder of two whites included: “the FBI, the CIA, the State Department, Interpol, the Chicago Police Department” and so on. Karenga should know about FBI infiltration. (He further noted that the evidence against O.J. “was not strong enough to prohibit or eliminate unreasonable doubt” — an interesting standard of proof.)

    In the category of the-gentleman-doth-protest-too-much, back in the ’70s, Karenga was quick to criticize rumors that black radicals were government-supported. When Nigerian newspapers claimed that some American black radicals were CIA operatives, Karenga publicly denounced the idea, saying, “Africans must stop generalizing about the loyalties and motives of Afro-Americans, including the widespread suspicion of black Americans being CIA agents.”

    Now we know that the FBI fueled the bloody rivalry between the Panthers and United Slaves. In one barbarous outburst, Karenga’s United Slaves shot to death two Black Panthers on the UCLA campus: Al “Bunchy” Carter and John Huggins. Karenga himself served time, a useful stepping-stone for his current position as a black studies professor at California State University at Long Beach.

    Karenga’s invented holiday is a nutty blend of schmaltzy ’60s rhetoric, black racism and Marxism. The seven principles of Kwanzaa are the very same seven principles of the Symbionese Liberation Army, another charming legacy of the Worst Generation.

    In 1974, Patricia Hearst, kidnap victim-cum-SLA revolutionary, posed next to the banner of her alleged captors, a seven-headed cobra. Each snake head stood for one of the SLA’s revolutionary principles: Umoja, Kujichagulia, Ujima, Ujamaa, Nia, Kuumba and Imani — the exact same seven “principles” of Kwanzaa.

    Kwanzaa praises collectivism in every possible area of life — economics, work, personality, even litter removal. (“Kuumba: Everyone should strive to improve the community and make it more beautiful.”) It takes a village to raise a police snitch.

    When Karenga was asked to distinguish Kawaida, the philosophy underlying Kwanzaa, from “classical Marxism,” he essentially said that, under Kawaida, we also hate whites. (Kawaida, Kwanzaa and Kuumba are also the only three Kardashian sisters not to have their own shows on the E! network.)

    While taking the “best of early Chinese and Cuban socialism” — excluding, one hopes, the forced abortions, imprisonment of homosexuals and forced labor — Karenga said Kawaida practitioners believe one’s racial identity “determines life conditions, life chances and self-understanding.” There’s an inclusive philosophy for you.

    Kwanzaa was the result of a ’60s psychosis grafted onto the black community. Liberals have become so mesmerized by multicultural nonsense that they have forgotten the real history of Kwanzaa and Karenga’s United Slaves — the violence, the Marxism, the insanity.

    Most absurdly, for leftists anyway, they have forgotten the FBI’s tacit encouragement of this murderous black nationalist cult founded by the father of Kwanzaa.

    Kwanzaa emerged not from Africa, but from the FBI’s COINTELPRO. It is a holiday celebrated exclusively by idiot white liberals. Black people celebrate Christmas. (Merry Christmas, fellow Christians!)

    Sing to “Jingle Bells”:

    Kwanzaa bells, dashikis sell
    Whitey has to pay;
    Burning, shooting, oh what fun
    On this made-up holiday!

  46. …A new judge in the case of Nidal Hasan, who’s accused of screaming “Allahu Akbar” and gunning down fellow soldiers at Fort Hood, has decided to ignore an Army regulation. Col. Tara Anderson, replacing Col. Gregory Gross as judge, said that although the Army requires Hasan to be clean-shaven, she would not challenge Hasan’s decision to disobey the regulation.
    “I’m not going to hold that against you,” Anderson told Hasan….
    Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2012/12/why-fort-hood-shooter-still-awaits-trial-3-years-later/#04t5PdioQLvSDEiL.99

  47. When will the right start hating Hillary Clinton again?

    Her poll numbers are staggering. Fellow Democrats fear her. So do some Republicans. The main question now is, when will the right start hating Hillary Clinton again and kick a “Stop HRC” movement into high gear?

    You could hear the sounds of the ignition being turned during the past 10 days as an illness that led to a concussion (under circumstances that the public still knows little about) forced Clinton to cancel Senate testimony about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. That led to charges of a cover-up from some dependably anti-Clinton quarters, such as the New York Post and former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton.

    A blog post Wednesday by The Weekly Standard — promptly blared across the Drudge Report with the headline, “Where’s Hillary?” — questioned the scant explanation out of Clinton’s camp of her two-week public absence this month.

    But there was a cautious quality to much of that criticism. The language used by the Post, a longtime Clinton antagonist, was tough but not disrespectful. And Sen. Lindsey Graham said conservatives peddling the idea that Clinton faked her illness to get out of testifying need to knock it off. “I think that’s inappropriate and not true,” the South Carolina Republican said last week.

    That all fed a sense that the engine of the once vaunted anti-Hillary machine still seems stuck in neutral.

    She is scheduled to have a rain date before the Senate in January, but some of the passion over Benghazi may have dissipated by then. A special report led to the resignation of lower-tier State Department officials and did not target Clinton. And when she testifies, some of her old Senate Republican colleagues may be mindful of being too tough at a public hearing, meaning that unless she makes a misstep, she likely will get a respectful greeting.

    Which leaves a status quo in place that would have been unthinkable for conservatives just four short years ago: The anti-Hillary Clinton industrial-entertainment complex, a source of income and headlines for conservatives over much of the past two decades, has been dormant while she’s been at the State Department. There has been no Clinton in elected office, a constant in American political life since the 1990s, for four years. The secretary of State has generally become an apolitical and deeply popular figure — and Republican nominee Mitt Romney spent much of 2012 lionizing the Clinton legacy.

    Some Republicans believe it’s only a matter of time before she appears in more direct-mail appeals. A second Hillary presidential campaign seems eminently possible, and it’s already prompting a fundraising appeal from the PAC ActRight, helmed by National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown, who recently wrote to his list: “The time to start planning for the defeat of Hillary Clinton is right now.”

    more…

    http://www.politico.com/story/2012/12/when-will-the-right-start-hating-hillary-again-85510.html

  48. I assume many are still suffering post election disappointment, busy with holiday and new years plans, etc,. I find very little to be optimistic about as we have 4 more years of this gloating POTUS and equally obnoxious press supporting his every move. Moreover, we are the minority as he is at 56% approval rating and the GOP , as they were in the primaries and election, are worthless, unprincipled and quite content as long as they keep the house. This fiscal cliff nonsense is another dog and pony show and ultimately Boehner and company will cave on most issues so they are not “blamed” for the fake impending disaster. The future of this country as a leader among nations is in serious doubt, and as we move to more of a egalitarian type of society, success will not be rewarded but punished. The dems have both time and demographics on their side . Anyway, that’s my opinion,

  49. Maria Bartiromo for president.

    I got so mad listening to that asshole Cardin, that I was physically shaking.

    My way or the highway.

    How long has it been since he and his boss Reid passed a budget.

    If he can get political gain, he will gladly crash the system.

  50. Her poll numbers are staggering
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    Buyers remorse.

    They were high in 2007 as well.

    2016 will not be a business as usual election.

    There are too many variables.

  51. Cardin, as much as Boener, represents everything that is wrong with the establishment. A shill for people like Buffet.

  52. On a list by Congressional Quarterly of the members of Congress who were most supportive of Obama’s legislative agenda in 2009, Cardin was tied for fifth most supportive Senator with five other Senators.[12]

  53. Some Republicans believe it’s only a matter of time before she appears in more direct-mail appeals. A second Hillary presidential campaign seems eminently possible, and it’s already prompting a fundraising appeal from the PAC ActRight, helmed by National Organization for Marriage President Brian Brown, who recently wrote to his list: “The time to start planning for the defeat of Hillary Clinton is right now.”
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    Jesus Christ. Is THIS what they are focused on? With the country sinking? Chasing hypotheticals? Rather than dealing with the issues which are sinking us? Is that all the Republican Party is good for. If so, it is time for a third party.

  54. foxyladi14
    December 27th, 2012 at 4:09 pm
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    excellent!

    I would like to know where Hillary and Bill stand on this issue.

    Their continuing embrace of Obama, makes me wonder enough to at least raise the question.

  55. The NY Post gives Barky a good whack here. The middle class is headed for a nasty surprise no matter how this White House/Congress theater turns out. Includes an index of tax comparisons at various levels of income. Use the URL at the end to check it out if you are curious.

    Take a Flyin’ Leap

    That’s Obama’s message to you, NY
    By CHARLES GASPARINO

    Get ready, all you “millionaires and billionaires” with kids in college and taxes to pay on your homes in and around New York City.
    It doesn’t matter that you bring home just $250,000 a year and have a family of four or more. President Obama thinks you’re part of the evil 1 percent and you should pay higher taxes — a lot higher.
    That’s the unfortunate reality for many New Yorkers, no matter what happens during the fiscal-cliff negotiations designed to avert taxes going up on everyone, regardless of income, if a deal isn’t reached sometime soon. Those talks have stalled, and many economists are predicting economic Armageddon unless a deal is reached that prevents massive across-the-board tax increases and budget cuts targeted at slashing the defense budget.

    Going over the cliff sure won’t be pretty. Even for families earning as little as $50,000 a year, income taxes are to rise from a 13 percent rate to 17 percent — an estimated increased federal income-tax burden of more than $2,000 a year if there’s no cliff deal, according to the Tax Foundation. Of course, the more you make, the more you will pay. All those “billionaire” families living out on Long Island and earning $250,000 a year will pay $9,730 more, while real millionaires who earn $1 million a year will pay $50,267 more in federal income taxes.
    What’s so frightening about these numbers is that they don’t take into account all the other taxes President Obama has in store for the country, including those to pay for his ObamaCare mandates, or even state taxes that are sure to drag an economy still fighting to recover from the Great Recession.
    What’s also frightening is that things won’t be so great even if so-called cooler heads prevail and a deal is made so only the “rich” get screwed.
    Keep in mind, ObamaCare taxes and other fees have nothing to do with the cliff talks. Even worse, the president and his supporters have a warped view on what is rich — and, as a result, on who should be paying more taxes to finance his big-government experiments.
    Here in New York, we all know that families with a combined income of $250,000 are really middle class; they certainly don’t live like the president’s favorite billionaire, limousine liberal Warren Buffett, and when they get done paying for the area’s higher cost of living, not to mention school tuition, etc., they’re barely saving enough for retirement.
    But using the president’s twisted logic, these folks will be taxed like Warren Buffett.
    Bottom line: The president has never gotten over his obsession with taxing people who make $250,000, except for a brief period in 2010, when the Republicans won the House and picked up seats in the Senate.
    His 50.96 percent popular-vote victory over Mitt Romney in the recent presidential election (albeit much more pronounced in the Electoral College) has emboldened him to back his original thesis on tax fairness. Sure, he offered his Republican counterpart, namely House Speaker John Boehner, a “deal” to start tax increases at $400,000, but it was an unserious offer; he offered not a single specified spending cut, aside from some cost-of-living adjustments in Social Security, and certainly not enough for Boehner to sell to his skeptical colleagues who wouldn’t even consider starting the tax hikes at $1 million in income without some real spending reductions.
    In other words, Obama is negotiating like he wants to drive the country off the cliff so he can get what he really wants — higher taxes, deep defense cuts and an issue to cream the Republicans with over the next four years, namely a lousy economy.
    One of the great tragedies is that as New York’s middle class is about to be hammered, two of our most senior elected officials have run for cover. Democratic Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have remained oddly silent as many of their constituents are about to be crushed by Obamanomics and its bizarre notion of what is wealthy.
    Schumer even proposed a millionaires tax a couple of years ago, instead of starting the increase in rates at the president’s preferred level of $250,000 a year.
    What a difference a 50.96 percent mandate makes. The calculus of Schumer, Gillibrand and, of course, the president might be right, and the economic pain of the fiscal cliff might just be enough to destroy the Republican Party. Or they might be wrong, and the country might ultimately see through their posturing and hold all of them accountable.
    Either way, the country loses.
    Thanks, Chuck and Kirsten, and, yes, President Obama.

    See how the fiscal cliff will affect YOU

    The edge of the fiscal cliff is in sight, but the White House and Congress are no closer to a deal to stop America from taking the plunge.
    If there is no fiscal-cliff deal by New Year’s and the Bush tax cuts are eliminated, this is how households paying federal income tax will be affected over various income levels:

    To get this info go to

    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/national/see_how_the_fiscal_cliff_will_affect_FxsYLSD8iVGmG4mbfcopON

  56. many economists are predicting economic Armageddon unless a deal is reached
    ————————
    That would be the same economists who failed to see the 2008 housing crash coming. They switch from indifference to hysteria in the twinkling of an eye. And the more they do this the more it results in self fulfilling prophesy due the phenomenon of investor psychology.

  57. One thing it would do is put a crimp in the high living of those in Washington dc. So for them, it might just be Armageddon, compared to business as usual. The federal debt, which big media covers up, presents a far greater threat to our future than this foolish minuette.

  58. South African President
    ———————–
    He is right of course. White people do treat dogs as pets. Whereas, this primitive is like Obama, in the sense that he eats them.

  59. Shadowfax wrote:

    When will the right start hating Hillary Clinton again?

    ————————————

    If you ask me, it’s starting already. I see evidence of it every time I visit this blog.

  60. Jen the Michigander
    December 27th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Shadowfax wrote:

    When will the right start hating Hillary Clinton again?

    ————————————

    If you ask me, it’s starting already. I see evidence of it every time I visit this blog.
    &&&&&&&&

    Amen.

  61. Leanora
    December 27th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Any pet owners here?

    South African President says pet ownership is part of ‘white culture’.
    &&&&&

    If he means that “white people” take care of animals, then jeez, maybe I’ll take it as a compliment.

  62. If you ask me, it’s starting already. I see evidence of it every time I visit this blog.
    &&&&&&&&

    Amen.
    ——————–
    No. You are wrong. There is a profound difference between hatred and accountability. Unless you are a bot. If you are a bot, then criticism of the leader is treason. That is not an adult world. It is a world for children. And people who never grow up. One of the ground rules of this site is we are not bots. We support Hillary, but that does not mean we must agree with everything she does. And we have a right to speak our mind. Frankly, some of the things she has done as secretary of state, like telling the father of the dead SEAL that the video caused the death of her son have caused me to wonder whether the unqualified support, money, time etc. I have given to her have been well spent. Also the friendships I have given up to support her. I put the future of this country, and defending the republic above any politician. You call that hatred. You don’t know hatred when you see it.

    Evidently, you see no difference between hated and an expectation of accountablity? I want my leaders to be accountable to the people, and accountable for their action.

  63. I just stole this from gateway.
    Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was on with Greta Van Susteren tonight to discuss the current fiscal crisis in Washington DC.
    Paul told Greta, “I would raise the debt ceiling on one condition and that would be a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution. Barring that, people in Congress, those who I’ve met up here they don’t deserve to manage any more money. They’re doing a bad job managing the money they have. We should not send them any more money. They’re not to be trusted with money.“

  64. NRA favorability 1 point higher than Oh Bama’s.
    A new Gallup poll shows that the National Rifle Association, the target of a wave of intensely negative news coverage after the Newtown, Connecticut school shootings, still has a favorable rating of 54 percent. While down from the organization’s 60 percent favorable rating in 2005, that is still about a point higher than President Obama’s personal favorable rating….
    http://washingtonexaminer.com/polls-nra-has-higher-favorable-rating-than-obama/article/2517024

  65. That is correct wbboei. We all post here because we supported Hillary. Nonethless, she is accountable as SOS for among other things, the safety of her diplomats. I am confident she has a clear and reasonable explanation of the secutity failures and the erroneous post terror act comments. She is stepping down so she does not have to protect anyone (only herself if there is any culpability on her part).

  66. Foxy, I like your math. 😉

    D.C. Hotels Less Busy For Obama’s Second Inauguration December 25, 2012 1:05 PM
    …City officials are expecting 600,000 to 800,000 visitors for the Jan. 21 inauguration, far less than the 1.8 million people [4 years ago.] snip Very few hotels are actually sold out at this point, so there’s a lot of availability,” said Elliott Ferguson, CEO of the tourism bureau Destination DC, who added that he expected demand to pick up after Christmas.snip
    http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2012/12/25/dc-hotels-less-busy-for-obamas-2nd-inauguration/

    I must confess, Leanora, 5:48 am; I found it rather refreshing that it was a woman taking him down

  67. Also notice as I predictged above they are meeting one last time to try and avoid fake fiscal cliff crisis….a deal will be struck temporarily imo.

  68. wbboei
    December 28th, 2012 at 12:21 am
    …Evidently, you see no difference between hated and an expectation of accountablity? I want my leaders to be accountable to the people, and accountable for their action.

    I think the world of those whose comments I have learned to value here. But I wholeheartedly agree with Wbboei. If you would be a leader you must be accountable, nothing else is acceptable.

  69. jbstonesfan
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:19 am
    Also notice as I predictged above they are meeting one last time to try and avoid fake fiscal cliff crisis….a deal will be struck temporarily imo.
    ***************

    I don’t pay any attention to this dance, they cave in EVERYTIME. Look at the Milk bill. Screaming, if we don’t come to a deal milk will cost 8 dollars a gallon, but the truth is it is the food stamp bill, 80% of it. A decade before 15 million American’s were on food stamps, now 50 million…that’s the real story.

  70. jbstonesfan
    December 28th, 2012 at 11:08 am
    That is correct wbboei. We all post here because we supported Hillary. Nonethless, she is accountable as SOS for among other things, the safety of her diplomats. I am confident she has a clear and reasonable explanation of the secutity failures and the erroneous post terror act comments. She is stepping down so she does not have to protect anyone (only herself if there is any culpability on her part).
    ********
    Unless of course, she plans on running for POTUS, so far she has chosen to either keep her mouth shout or support the Dem cause.

    We shall see shan’t we?

  71. I wonder how may of the people here that are disgusted, angry, disappointed), fill in the blank), _____ with Hillary not running to a hearing because she was probably faking an illness and making an excuse for her ‘lies’… how many of those people will never accept anything she says in her forth coming testimony because they have already invested too much disappointment in her at this point?

    Things in our country are so $hitty these days that the best I can do on the blog is ignore comments that are even more depressing.

  72. Shawdow

    We are ALL initialed to our opinion about Hillary. Hillary had a great past record, for the most part, but she through her hat in with the fraud, and that can not be separated,minimized, nor forgotten… for what ever reason, she and BC have toed the party line, which has been a determent to this great country.

    Many here have donated thousands of dollars, hours, and friends, in hopes she would be who we “thought” she was. We have a right to say, and dare I say, obligation NOT to follow a Trojan horse.

    We have been disappointed by many people. I remember people on this blog practically laying down life and honor for John Edwards. Truth is, they all disappoint, and the more invested you are in one person, or thing, the more they will disappoint.

    At one point, we were all reading tea leaves and tarot cards as to “what did Hillary really mean, what subliminal message is she sending”?

    Sometimes it is what it is…period

  73. Before conservatives form our customary circular firing squad to deal with concerns about the leadership of House Speaker John Boehner, we might want to consider the possibility that Boehner was dealt a bad hand in the last election and that he has played that hand as well as anyone could have. It might even be worth considering the possibility that Boehner has been crazy like the proverbial fox in his dealings with Obama.

    Read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2012/12/in_defense_of_john_boehner.html#ixzz2GNnOuUId

  74. I will accept her testimony and live with whatever the outcome may be. I will still vote for her as POTUS in 2016 should she run(despite her saying a thousand times she shall not). Nonetheless, as pointed out above, she chose to serve as SOS in an administration that is an affront to almost all of us here. I agree with 90% of her actions, but some of the way things went down. particularly in the Middle East(and I understand this was not necessarily her policy as she allegedly wanted to give Mubarak more time) have been a disaster. Also, her position on Israel certainly was far more nuanced than when she was a senator from NY and supported Israel without reservations. Still, she has and will be far better than Kerry who was Obama’s liaison to for the Muslim Brotherhood and Hagel whose anti-Israel predilections are well known.

  75. What I see here from certain posters goes way beyond holding Hillary accountable. They’ve drunk so much right wing Kool-Aid and believe so many conspiracy theories that even if Hillary were to give a satisfactory (for most) account of what happened in Benghazi, they’ll still accuse her of lying or covering for Obama. Then they’ll trot out some ridiculous right wing crazy train story like the one where Obama supposedly arranged for Chris Stevens to be kidnapped so he could arrange a hostage swap with the blind sheikh.

  76. Jen The M and Shadowfax,
    I agree with you; people here now have drunk the right wing attitude against everything Hillary does or does not, that they don’t give her the benefit of the doubt, but no matter what for them she is already guilty as if the policies were hers.They won’t support H anymore even if she hadn’t nothing to do with Libya or something else.For the others like myself, she’s more than a politician but an extraordinary human being who has inspired millions of women around the world and since she was a teenager was always actively involved where she thought she could make a difference for the wellbeing of others.Her detractors here seem to have forgotten all the good she’s done and be resolved to focus only in the mistakes she’s commited.They’ll continue to bash her here maybe trying to convince the others to support them and leave H behind, but that won’t happen, so it wuold be good for them to try to get followers in other blogs.

  77. We all agree Obama cannot be trusted. Other differences are minor and what make a blog entertaining and informative. If we did not love/care about Hillary and Bill we would
    not still be here .

  78. I don’t think that anyone has to be drinking Kool-Aid to hold a public servant accountable for his or her actions. No matter what is revealed when Hillary finally speaks to Congress about Benghazi, the fact is and will always be that she was a major participant in the efforts to deceive the American people and the world that the violent and insane acts of Muslims in Benghazi was the result of a video tape supposedly produced by one of those evil Christian people. She even stared in the video apology to Pakistan whih our tax dollars financed, and made an outragious statement in further attempts to sell the lie of a video provocing the murders to Tyrone Wood’s father the day he had to greet his son’s coffin. Hillary was not in any way involved with the Mexican court’s decision to realease a US Marine from a prison where he had been chained to a bed for several days. She granted the underware bomber a VISA when is own father was warning the State Department of his son’s evil intentions.
    I have not forgotten the accomplishments in Hillary’s past. I supported her for good reasons. But politics, power and money changes people. And if Sarah Palin was corrupted by a new popular anti- American cult within the republican party I would have alot to say about it.
    Every statement I have made in this comment about Hillary is fact. There is no conspiracy theory, she lied, we heard her lie. And if you want to trow a tin hat on me then I will make your day by saying that this lie about the video tape is consistant with the far left’s attempts to spear Christianity and sell Islam as the religion of peace. Anyone who wants to kill Americans white people orChristians is so cool to the leftists. They are traitors and adolesant rebels without a clue and they have made the world an extreemly dangerous place with their never ending support of terrorist jihadists and Marxist fools. Some of us have friend who are Christians wh may never be abe to visit their home lands in Turkey, Lebanon, Eygpt, Libya or Tunisia. And this is just the beginning. Obama has promoted the Muslim Brotherhood since he was sworn into office. They were an illegal discredited element of the countries they now rule thanks to Obama’s foreign policy which Hillary has worked to implement. I was very out spoken about the Bushes ridiculous policies in Iraq which like Obama’s failed policies, handed over a secular country in the Muslim world to Islamic extreemists. Europe is beginning to see what the traitors in their own country that sold off their nations sovergnty to Saudi money, is doing to their safty, their culture and their way of life. Thee are certainly these very types of traitors in the republican party and that is why I never registered as a republican until my life long party began to pray to this false idol Barak Obama, or Barry Soetoro, whatever the hell is real name is. When Sarah Palin was cripled bythecorruption within the republican party, that is the corrupt Merkowski tribe, she put her carrer goals aside so that she could be free of the gag order governor Merkowski put on her when she was on the Alaska Oil and Nature Gas commission. Exposing the conflicts of interest between her own party governor who appointed her for that position, and another member of the commission was more important to her because she is a true servant of the people not her own ambitions. I expected the same kind of behavior from Hillary Clinton, but the Clintons are king pins in the NEw radical leftist democrat party that is going to do to this nation what Bobby Brown did to Whitney Huston.
    Hillary can still redeem herself by exposing Obama to the American people for the anti-American, Cronie Capitolist, Muslim Brothehood loving rat bastard he is. If she would only tell the truth about Benghazi, Obama could be arrested for treason. In 2008 the demorats vertually did to Hillary Clinton what the Egyptian Islamists did to Laura Logan in Trifogel square. Why she reamains loyal to these people is something that those of you who still defend and suport her might want to ask yourself.

  79. I don’t think that anyone has to be drinking Kool-Aid to hold a public servant accountable for his or her actions. No matter what is revealed when Hillary finally speaks to Congress about Benghazi, the fact is and will always be that she was a major participant in the efforts to deceive the American people and the world that the violent and insane acts of Muslims in Benghazi was the result of a video tape supposedly produced by one of those evil Christian people. She even stared in the video apology to Pakistan whih our tax dollars financed, and made an outragious statement in further attempts to sell the lie of a video provocing the murders to Tyrone Wood’s father the day he had to greet his son’s coffin. Hillary was not in any way involved with the Mexican court’s decision to realease a US Marine from a prison where he had been chained to a bed for several days. She granted the underware bomber a VISA when is own father was warning the State Department of his son’s evil intentions.
    I have not forgotten the accomplishments in Hillary’s past. I supported her for good reasons. But politics, power and money changes people. And if Sarah Palin was corrupted by a new popular anti- American cult within the republican party I would have alot to say about it.
    Every statement I have made in this comment about Hillary is fact. There is no conspiracy theory, she lied, we heard her lie. And if you want to trow a tin hat on me then I will make your day by saying that this lie about the video tape is consistant with the far left’s attempts to spear Christianity and sell Islam as the religion of peace. Anyone who wants to kill Americans white people orChristians is so cool to the leftists. They are traitors and adolesant rebels without a clue and they have made the world an extreemly dangerous place with their never ending support of terrorist jihadists and Marxist fools. Some of us have friend who are Christians wh may never be abe to visit their home lands in Turkey, Lebanon, Eygpt, Libya or Tunisia. And this is just the beginning. Obama has promoted the Muslim Brotherhood since he was sworn into office. They were an illegal discredited element of the countries they now rule thanks to Obama’s foreign policy which Hillary has worked to implement. I was very out spoken about the Bushes ridiculous policies in Iraq which like Obama’s failed policies, handed over a secular country in the Muslim world to Islamic extreemists. Europe is beginning to see what the traitors in their own country that sold off their nations sovergnty to Saudi money, is doing to their safty, their culture and their way of life. Thee are certainly these very types of traitors in the republican party and that is why I never registered as a republican until my life long party began to pray to this false idol Barak Obama, or Barry Soetoro, whatever the hell is real name is. When Sarah Palin was cripled bythecorruption within the republican party, that is the corrupt Merkowski tribe, she put her carrer goals aside so that she could be free of the gag order governor Merkowski put on her when she was on the Alaska Oil and Nature Gas commission. Exposing the conflicts of interest between her own party governor who appointed her for that position, and another member of the commission was more important to her because she is a true servant of the people not her own ambitions. I expected the same kind of behavior from Hillary Clinton, but the Clintons are king pins in the NEw radical leftist democrat party that is going to do to this nation what Bobby Brown did to Whitney Huston.
    Hillary can still redeem herself by exposing Obama to the American people for the anti-American, Cronie Capitolist, Muslim Brothehood loving rat bastard he is. If she would only tell the truth about Benghazi, Obama could be arrested for treason. In 2008 the demorats vertually did to Hillary Clinton what the Egyptian Islamists did to Laura Logan in Trafogel square. Why she reamains loyal to these people is something that those of you who still defend and suport her might want to ask yourself.

  80. Juliette, you of all people have been on the bashing Hillary train since 2008. I could only read two lines of you long post and just will pass you by, you are welcome to do the same with me. You have come on this blog for months before the election and dropped skuds on Hillary and I am sick of it.

  81. Shadowfax

    I notice that you really don’t read all of any of my comments. As soon as you see that I am saying something critical of Hillary you personally attack me without every explaining or trying to validate Hillarys recent actions. My last comment was in responce to a few comments that reveal a lack of effort to hold Hillary accountable for anything at all. I have been critical of Hillary Clinton since 2008 that is true. 2008 is when she gave her support and decided to work for the most corrupt and evil man to ever occupy the White House.

  82. I caught some of Ovomit’s latest on the Fiscal Cliff. He is complaining about the leadership in America. Isn’t that him? I swear, Americans have become too unbelievably STUPID, if they do not catch on to the problem with the leader complaining about leadership. The F’r is ACTUALLY complaining about HIMSELF and expecting sympathy from the American People.

  83. Can we all agree that something very strange and troubling occurred in Libya on September 11? We have had no good explanation from anyone. Any reasonable adult would be troubled and want answers. I am troubled, that does not mean I dislike Hillary or have drunk any koolaid. It just means I want the truth. I will recognize the truth when it is spoken. I do believe Hillary has a perfectly good explanation for her actions and words. She needs to trust us and tell us – quickly before she has another bout of stomach poisoning or another fall.

  84. Here, AG Holder. I, a white American, am bringing up the subject of black fatherless kids in hopes of starting a conversation which involves all races.

    What blame does Black America have in Chicago’s rising murder rate? July 17th 2012

    … Part of the problem is us: Black America. Our leaders (with notable exceptions, like Pastor Corey Brooks and educator Tim King) have been silent too long and now we’re in a position where violence in our neighborhoods is worse than Afghanistan.
    Why are our children killing our children? What did we do wrong? What is our responsibility for the violence?
    Why is some old crotchety Fox News contributor the only voice I’ve heard this summer telling us that maybe, just maybe, the fact that over 70% of children we give birth to are out of wedlock might play a role?
    If we are fathering children and leaving, is crotchety old Bernie Goldberg wrong when he calls that “voluntary abandonment?” And if that horrific term applies, what are we doing to stop it?
    If we are not parenting our children, then why is Emanuel to blame when our child kills? We can’t just keep on playing the race card ourselves without taking responsibility for our child’s actions. I don’t think Rahm Emanuel fathered a bunch of children in Englewood and then escapes back to Ravenswood when the shooting starts.
    Mitt Romney had an excellent opportunity to speak to the black community when he was in front of the NAACP last week. You can’t blame Romney for not saying: “look, its going to be tough finding gainful employment for a pregnant 17 year old girl.” But at that same convention, why are we not asking “why are our 17 year old girls having kids?” Why is the NAACP not asking the following questions:
    – What sort of employment opportunity is society supposed to have available to a 17 year old mother without a high school diploma? What is the likelihood that she is earning the same amount as her white childless counterpart in 10 years? And if she’s not earning the same amount, is it racism or is it the result of her own (and our own) choices? And if she has less opportunity than her childless counterpart, what are we doing to change the decision making process?
    – How are our young people supposed to compete in a society without a high school diploma when college graduates are finding they can’t get jobs?
    – If that’s true, doesn’t it make sense to place more value on education? Why is “speaking white” a bad thing if it means you sound educated?
    – What is the born out of wedlock rate for black children? Is it 72.5% as Bernie Goldberg claims?
    – If the children borne out of wedlock rate is 72.5% for black children does that put the vast majority of our children at a distinct disadvantage upon birth?
    – If our children who are having children are jobless with very little education, doesn’t that put their children and that family at a greater risk of poverty?
    – If that’s true, doesn’t it make sense to chip away at the children borne out of wedlock rate while stressing the value of education?
    – Why wouldn’t we find ways to chip at that rate, rather than point the finger at the Mayor of Chicago?

    These aren’t new concepts. Michael Jackson sang about it in his 1983 Thriller album. In Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ he sang:

    If you can’t feed your baby (yeah, yeah)
    Then don’t have a baby (yeah, yeah)
    And don’t think maybe (yeah, yeah)
    If you can’t feed your baby (yeah, yeah)
    You’ll be always tryin’
    To stop that child from cryin’
    Hustlin’, stealin’, lyin’
    Now baby’s slowly dyin’

    So why do we continue to have children we can’t afford and aren’t there to parent?
    We will have to get used to the violence in our city unless we (Black America) are able to adhere to some basic concepts:
    ….
    http://www.chicagonow.com/your-doubting-thomas/2012/07/what-blame-does-black-america-have-in-chicago%E2%80%99s-rising-murder-rate/

  85. Here’s another; guess white will have to dig out black problems as they continue to cry racist.
    Limit Personal Drama By Avoiding Fatherless Men
    …And the boys…Those without a positive male role model, which is at least 85% (I’m being generous) of those without their father in the home, end up displaying violent criminal behaviors, sociopathic and misogynistic tendencies, and a deep seated anger. And that anger is always seeking a vulnerable target to destroy. This is usually where Black women and children come in….
    http://blackfemaleculture.wordpress.com/2012/07/15/limit-personal-drama-by-avoiding-fatherless-men/

  86. The 85% claim above could be supported by a recent military holiday shoutout to her black family. About 6 family members were listed, some were siblings, & at least 5 of the 6 had different last names.

    Disclaimer. I am grateful to each and every military person serving the Republic of the United States of America, particularly under this current and most difficult CIC. It’s just that I could not help but notice the variety of family names.

  87. No Ma’m
    Senator Dianne Feinstein,
    I will not register my weapons should this bill be passed, as I do not believe it is the government’s right to know what I own. Nor do I think it prudent to tell you what I own so that it may be taken from me by a group of people who enjoy armed protection yet decry me having the same a crime. You ma’am have overstepped a line that is not your domain. I am a Marine Corps Veteran of 8 years, and I will not have some woman who proclaims the evil of an inanimate object, yet carries one, tell me I may not have one.
    I am not your subject. I am the man who keeps you free. I am not your servant. I am the person whom you serve. I am not your peasant. I am the flesh and blood of America.
    I am the man who fought for my country. I am the man who learned. I am an American. You will not tell me that I must register my semi-automatic AR-15 because of the actions of some evil man.
    I will not be disarmed to suit the fear that has been established by the media and your misinformation campaign against the American public.
    We, the people, deserve better than you.
    Respectfully Submitted,
    Joshua Boston
    http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-902515

  88. I loved mighty mouse. Miss those kind of cartoons.
    You can’t have the conversation about black unmarried women with fatherless children in this society without being considered racist. Nor about the moraless sperm donors.
    And I might add the black on white crime.

  89. Jeeze Fox is doing a ground hog day on all the depressing crap of 2012 news…and spinning it to it’s ultimate negativity…like what a bad campaign Mitt ran,.

    Puke, time to turn off Fox for awhile.

  90. Leanora
    December 29th, 2012 at 3:44 pm
    Oh no! Now they are never going to leave her alone.
    ———————————————————-
    like, How dare she go out of the country to recuperate from an illness! Better she should stay home in bed and be miserable till she is strong enough to go back into battle with the DC looney toons. I am so turned off by all the bullshit about Hillary and appalled by the often hysterical tone and pettimindedness blithering on and on here everyday.

    Re what happened in Libya you might give consideration to the necessity for protecting covert operations as well as tactical diplomacy. Transparency is not always possible in all departments of governance. Exposing ourselves for all the world to gawk at and critique could be crippling.

  91. This makes me happy Looks like Hillary’s feeling better :)http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/people/2012/12/29/46224/Bill-and-Hillary-Clinton-in-Punta-Cana-for-New-Years-celebration

  92. Lil’Grape

    I am so turned off by all the bullshit about Hillary and appalled by the often hysterical tone and pettimindedness blithering on and on here everyday.

    ———-

    Yup.

  93. On a lighter note.

    Bwahahahahaha.

    This will make you laugh. Guaranteed.

    How long does it take to drive 80 miles if you’re traveling at 80 mph.

  94. Leanora wrote:

    Oh no! Now they are never going to leave her alone.

    Hillary Clinton was too sick to speak with Congress this month about the Benghazi massacre. But, her illness didn’t keep her from celebrating New Year’s Eve at the Punta Cana resort in the Dominican Republic.
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/12/hillary-clinton-so-sick-she-had-to-travel-to-punta-cana-resort-to-celebrate-new-year/

    —————————————-

    When I clicked that link, I found that the article has been updated with the following statement from Hillary’s spokesman, Philippe Reines:

    “Here are the facts: The Clintons are not in the Dominican Republic. The Clintons are not going to the Dominican Republic. I realize that you are linking to and possibly relying on a DomincanToday.com posting, and rest assured we have contacted them as well to point out their deceitful reporting. I’m hoping that you have now been apprised of the facts, and that what you are presenting to your readers is entirely inaccurate and based on nothing even remotely true, we sincerely hope you will do the right thing and take all necessary steps to correct this falsehood. We likely disagree on just about everything, but surely we can agree that posting a lie is far different than posting an opinion.
    Philippe”

  95. Basil

    This will make you laugh. Guaranteed.

    —–
    I wonder if she finished high school? Yipes another voter.

  96. Lindsey Graham makes me ill.

    On Chris Wallace today he said “Hats off to the president. He won.”

    WTF!!!!!!!!!!!! With a$$wipes like that in congress we are doomed. It is a one-party system.

    Disgusting.

  97. Michael Goodwin in the NY Post has a fairly straight forward assessment of our Beloved Leader and his triumphant new policies in store for us:

    O’s CLOUD OVER US ALL

    By MICHAEL GOODWIN

    Americans are in a panic. Crowds throng gun shows and shops. Blue-chip companies fast-forward next year’s dividends to this year. Investors cash out profits, estate planners report a rush of people trying to beat higher inheritance taxes and lobbyists line up for favors.
    What these people share is the goal of avoiding or benefitting from government actions. More than ever, the “invisible hand” of free markets is being replaced by the visible hand of bureaucrats. The political class is the new master of the universe.
    If this were being staged in a theater, the national epidemic of expectation would be called “Waiting for Government.” It would be as absurd as “Waiting for Godot,” but not at all meaningless.
    That’s because the tax-and-spending drama in Washington, as pathetic and infuriating as it is, threatens real-world consequences for every American. How could it be otherwise when Big Government is getting bigger?
    Much, much bigger.
    The frantic run-up to the fiscal cliff, including wild swings in the stock market, provided an ominous snapshot of the new reality. Barack Obama’s re-election was the big story of 2012, but the real impact of his statist policies will be felt in the new year and for many years to come.
    Obama’s victory secures first-term government expansions, such as ObamaCare, which carries expensive mandates and who knows how many unintended consequences. No matter how the fiscal talks are resolved, the IRS will be taking a fatter share of the fruits of national labor. At stake is how much fatter, whose ox gets gored and whose gets spared.
    Some statistics, such as housing prices, say the economy is growing, but it’s all relative. The unemployment rate is falling largely because millions have stopped looking for work. Ordinary wages are stagnant or falling.
    But it is boom time for the government. Spending continues to rise, hiring is up and the Federal Reserve’s printing presses are running overtime.
    The Obama administration is happy to keep borrowing 40 cents of every dollar it spends, or nearly $4 billion a day, seven days a week. Each day brings plans for added regulations and new ways to rob Peter to pay Paul.
    The combination creates a huge cloud hanging over every family and business. Debts and inflation exact penalties, perhaps for generations, and already are stifling innovation and job creation. Ours has become the world’s largest debtor nation and still needs more lenders.
    The certain result will be an economic pie that doesn’t grow fast enough, which will lead to new demands for more redistribution under the guise of “fairness.” Always, the government redistributes by taking the first bite for itself.
    The most disheartening aspect of this gloomy vision is that Americans voted for it. Obama was upfront about wanting to raise taxes and expand government and the debt. The reach and cost of Washington grew dramatically in the last four years, and he was rewarded with four more.
    It is naive to think he will change course. His rejection of any serious reforms of entitlements shows that he is emboldened. Woe to the man who dares declare that the government already is too big and powerful. He will be denounced as cruel and caricatured as wanting no government at all.
    This being the season for predictions, mine is that millions upon millions of Americans who voted for Obama will be disappointed in 2013. But most will not blame him. They will agree with him that the solution is to double the dose of Washington power.
    Never mind that the patient is dying. The Obama operation is a great success. Just ask him.

  98. Graham’s exact words.

    ”Hats off to the president,” Graham said on “Fox News Sunday.” “He stood his ground. He’s going to get tax rate increases. … It will be a political victory for the president.”

    Fothermucking lying cowardly weasel.

  99. Goodwin is an SOB. He was top cheerleader for the pos during the 2008 primary, trashing HRC every chance he got.

    Now he’s found religion?

    F*** him.

  100. Once again we see the kubuki theater of the Senate as both Parties dance around the fiscial cliff. Both Parties want to go over the cliff, but want to appear to be working to resolve the problem. They’re not.

    :sjock:

  101. Breaking News on CNN:

    Hillary is hospitalized with a blood clot they think was caused by her concussion. Say a prayer for her.

  102. news report says the hospital is accessing Hillary for “other related issues regarding the concussion”. Makes me wonder if she perhaps suffered a small stroke when she fell or a small stroke made her fall. Something not right about this for sure, very worrysome. Hope she makes a full and complete recovery.

    Best wishes Hillary.

  103. Or else, she suffered a stroke, now has suffered another one. My mother in law did that. My mil also fell.

    Quite worried for Hillary. She’s worked herself so hard as SOS.

  104. Best wishes and good luck to Hillary tonight. We are all rooting for you and there is a lot of good will for you
    everywhere.

  105. Shadowfax
    December 30th, 2012 at 8:36 pm
    Dear God, please protect our Hillary.

    Tears…I just can’t handle any more bad news…
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    I hear you on the “no more bad news” front. Let’s just try to have good thoughts and prayers for our Hillary.

  106. Shadowfax
    December 30th, 2012 at 8:36 pm
    Dear God, please protect our Hillary.

    Tears…I just can’t handle any more bad news…

    Neither can I. My thoughts and prayers are with the Clintons’ AND the country.

    Hillary whenever (get well soon!)

  107. Sad night for me.The FOX stink bugs are desparet about the ratings of our girl Hillary and are making up and releasing (making up) all kinds of false and vicious lies about her.It is now time to start our flow of truthful news to the public. I have lived for over 94 years and many political campaigns but never have I seen such collection of lying bas—ds.you youngsters out there must join and fight these evil
    political figures of all parties that fear Hillary and her 64% favorability.Shame on you Americans for allowing this to destroy our
    envious DEMOCRACY.
    ABM95 May the New Year bless all with prayers for Hillary .

  108. Press Releases: Statement
    12/30/2012 08:38 PM EST
    Statement

    Press Statement
    Office of the Spokesperson
    Philippe Reines, Deputy Assistant Secretary
    Washington, DC
    December 30, 2012

    ________________________________________
    In the course of a follow-up exam today, Secretary Clinton’s doctors discovered a blood clot had formed, stemming from the concussion she sustained several weeks ago. She is being treated with anti-coagulants and is at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital so that they can monitor the medication over the next 48 hours.

    Her doctors will continue to assess her condition, including other issues associated with her concussion. They will determine if any further action is required.

  109. In an attempt to seize total control over national security and bypass congress, a frightening new step by the Obama Administration is coming into play.
    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/12/30/Obama-Seizing-Sole-Authority-for-US-Defense-Without-Congress
    Obama’s step-by-step evisceration of the United States is not confined to its economic system but its national defense as well.
    ~

    My God! Who is going to stop this man from totally destroying our country?

  110. My God! Who is going to stop this man from totally destroying our country?
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    It’s just too easy now to understand why admin was so terribly upset that Rubio was not Romney’s choice.

  111. It’s just too easy now to understand why admin was so terribly upset that Rubio was not Romney’s choice.
    ***

    There was so much voter fraud in the election that it really wouldn’t have mattered.

  112. Agreed.
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    Thank you, God bless you, and may God bless America”
    – Hillary Rodham Clinton

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  113. wbboei
    December 24th, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Black racism is the dirty little secret nobody wants to talk about. But it has become endemic in this society, it impels black youth to attack innocent white people in increasing numbers and it turns the culture of this county into nothing more than a sewer. Between vile Martin and vile Sharpton, and their white counterparts like Lawrence O’Donnell, Phil Griffin has put together a new nazi party, and given it a platform reminiscent of a Nuremberg rally.
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    Spot on, wbb. And, as always, beautifully articulated!

    Happy New Year to all at Big Pink.

  114. Jen the Michigander
    December 28th, 2012 at 6:38 pm

    What I see here from certain posters goes way beyond holding Hillary accountable. They’ve drunk so much right wing Kool-Aid and believe so many conspiracy theories that even if Hillary were to give a satisfactory (for most) account of what happened in Benghazi, they’ll still accuse her of lying or covering for Obama. Then they’ll trot out some ridiculous right wing crazy train story like the one where Obama supposedly arranged for Chris Stevens to be kidnapped so he could arrange a hostage swap with the blind sheikh
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    Spot on Jen. I totally agree.

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