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Barack Obama Gangster Government

Update: It’s Gangster Government and it must be prosecuted or defunded. The valid question from Congress: How can we do oversight of NSA surveillance with Obama’s team continually lying to us? It’s not just the NSA. It’s the entire Obama Gangster Government as we detail in our main article. Just how many times can Eric Holder be held in contempt of congress without repercussions?

Perhaps the answer is for congress to actually put to use the basement of the Capitol as a jail. Hold those in contempt of congress in detention. Gangster Government must be prosecuted, not tolerated.



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Gangster Government is what we now have because of Gangster Barack Obama.

Gangster Barack Obama is not the only one to blame for Gangster Government. The hypocrite totalitarian left denounced the “unitary executive” when George W. Bush was president and repeated the “unitary executive” attack against candidate Hillary Clinton in 2008. Now the totalitarian left makes excuses for Gangster Government and Gangster Barack Obama.

Last week the Friday news dump, which is the news Barack Obama’s Gangster Government most wanted to hide, was that the scam known as ObamaCare would not bother to follow the letter of the law. No corruption will be left behind. Lies will be encouraged as a matter of policy in order to make the failed policy “work”.

Earlier last week the Obama Gangster Government issued a diktat that contrary to black letter law the “employer mandate” is a nullity until Obama breathes life back into it. Obama mouthpiece henchman Clown Carney defended the lawlessness and attacked the honest among us who see no legal authority to do what is being done:

This was the law. How can they change the law?” asked Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), an author of the health law and the top Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee, according to The New York Times.”

Today we have a new street level variety of Gangster Government. Judicial Watch FOIA docs show DoJ facilitated Zimmerman protests in Florida. Blind Justice has been murdered, with malice of forethought, by Barack Obama Gangster Government:

“A division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) was deployed to Sanford, Florida in 2012 to provide assistance for anti-George Zimmerman protests, including a rally headlined by activist Al Sharpton, according to newly released documents.

The Community Relations Service (CRS), a unit of DOJ, reported expenses related to its deployment in Sanford to help manage protests between March and April 2012, according to documents obtained by the watchdog group Judicial Watch.”

Tawana Brawley was the earlier Trayvon Martin but she did not have Gangster Barack Obama providing security for her scam. Perhaps Rachel Jentelle will smear feces on herself, crawl into a garbage bag and Barack Obama’s Gangster Government will declare her a new black saint like Gangster Barack Obama’s neverland son Saint Skittles.

At every level the Chicago Gangster Government of Barack Obama undermines the United States. The Internal Revenue Service is so corrupted by Gangster Barack Obama that the House of Representatives is finally rousing itself and using the power of the purse to beat back the IRS dogs.

The Gangster Barack Obama lawlessness extends to the NLBR as court after court strikes at the lawlessness of Gangster Barack Obama. The lawlessness continues and it will be up to the Supreme Court next term to strike back for the rule of law and against Gangsterism.

At every level of people’s government Gangster Barack Obama’s Gangster Government is lawless at a Fast and Furious pace.

There was a time when we feared and fought against “Big Brother” government. Big Brother is a friendly hug bear compared to the corrupt Chicago Gangster Government which currently occupies the White House. The “Insider Threat” program is Big Brother Barack Obama Gangster style even as we are reassured by experts: Obama’s “Insider Threat” profiling program for government workers probably won’t work.

We know who the “insider threat” is. It’s Chicago Gangster Barack Obama.


Chicago Clown

92 comments to Barack Obama Gangster Government

  • democrat1

    Admn: 8.23pm

    This boy shows that there is some hope for Egypt.

    Let us hope.

  • valleyboy

    I’ve been away for a few weeks, out of internet range. Just read the last 10 posts to catch up. THANK YOU admin for your superb work. You give me hope.

  • wbboei

    Admin: brilliant analysis. Brilliant!!!!!!!!

    There is a reason why we do not find fish on mountain tops, eagles in the bottom of the ocean, nor Obama calling the shots in Egypt.

    Natural selection.

    Fish need water, eagles need air, and the Egyptian military is the power behind the throne, just as the Prateorian guard were the power behind the Roman emperors.

    Why? Was it because they loved the emperors–men like Nero the negligent, Caligula the depraved or Claudius the fool?

    Hardly.

    It was because without the emperors they would have to go back to being mere soldiers in the Roman legions.

    This is what this Harvard Law Professor, this bringer of light, this fucking numbskull messiah Obama fails to fathom.

    With a country as great as America, how do we end up with this numbskull.

    What have we done as a nation to offend the Gods, that they would visit this political Ebola virus on us?

    Oh ye of little faith. He inherited a mess, so they say. Fear not he is a uniter. A greater than Boooosh.

    Oh, he is a uniter alright.

    The headline of the Washington Post says it all:

    “US Now Loathed by Both Sides In Egypt”

    Nice work Baraaaaaaaaaaaak. You fucking idiot.

  • wbboei

    During World War II, the British Air Marshall argued that saturation bombing would bring Germany to its knees. Based on that premise he carried the concept of war on civilians pursued by our own butcher William Tecumseh Sherman of total war–war on the civilian population to the limits of its brutal logic. It was the kind of battle where the attackers did not have to get their own hands dirty and could inflict incalculable harm on the adversary whose defenses had been degraded. But what the allies discovered was that far from bringing Germany to its knees, it hardened their resolve.

    Blocades are that way too. They strategy behind a blocade is to cut off food and munitions to another nation, and the assumption is that if the blocade is successful then they will sue for peace. There is some evidence that this can work, in particular, the blockade of Germany which ended World War I. The blockade of Iran however is different. It has failed to seal off the country, and many corporations continue to do business with Iran, even as the Aytollas continue to move their money into foreign back accounts. But the clincher is the fact that to the extent the blockade is successful, it squeezes the middle class, and drives them into the arms of the government, from whence they are most unlikely to launch a revolution. The green revolution which occurred four years ago, which Obama refused to support because it interfered with his agenda to negotiate with Iran and open the door for his buddy Imelt had a chance to succeed, because then the middle class was more prosperous, whereas today not.

    At every turn what we see in Obama, the demigod of the throne sniffers of big media, is a failure of grand strategy writ large, or as I like to say, a strategy which draws its essence from cloud cuckoo land. The results in Egypt and elsewhere are self evident, for those who have eyes to see and ears to hear. Yet it is beyond the ken, apparently, of 46% of the American electorate.

  • admin

    Wbboei, more on why immigration reform is dead:

    http://www.nationaljournal.com/columns/all-powers/for-immigration-reform-house-republicans-could-learn-a-thing-or-two-from-angry-birds-20130709

    If immigration reform fails, Obama’s lame-duck status will commence and irreversibly limit White House legislative ambitions.

    This was true before Obama decided to delay for one year mandatory business compliance with the individual mandate in his health care law. But that delay has not only raised questions about the scope of presidential power (how often can Obama whimsically waive or ignore portions of a law he or a special-interest group find discomforting?), it also has solidified opposition throughout the House Republican Conference to any form of comprehensive immigration reform.

    The piecemeal approach in the House is the only path to an immigration deal. That means the chamber will not complete its work until late this year at the earliest and probably not until early next year—if ever. [snip]

    The Senate bill has zero momentum,” a top House GOP leadership aide told me. “We will not rush through a massive bill that hands massive new resources and powers over to a federal government that has shown itself unable to guard civil liberties or effectively manage those powers and resources.” [snip]

    Complicating these strategic decisions is the embedded sense among House Republicans that House Democrats want immigration reform to fail.

    “Nothing will go far enough for them,” another House GOP aide told me. “[House Minority Leader Nancy] Pelosi either wants a total victory or an issue to beat us up with. It is clear the House Democrats want to tank this.”

    More anger.

    Whether this is true or not does not seem to matter. That House Republicans believe it to be true means it will to some degree guide their decisions on timing, policy, and politics.

    One last thought on politics. House Republicans see a 70-70 rule guiding their political calculations. One Republican summarized it this way: Trying to woo roughly 10 percent of the electorate (Latinos) that voted 70 percent for Democrats is not as wise as working in common cause with 70 percent of the electorate that voted 70 percent for Republicans (whites).

    House Democrats see the problem differently, of course, and believe that Boehner’s fate hangs in the balance.

    Boehner will not be speaker anymore if he breaks the Hastert Rule,” a top House Democratic leadership aide told me. “I think that is absolute. I also believe Boehner will have to get very close on a conference report on a majority of House Republicans or his speakership is over. Given the nature of the House GOP membership, that would make any meaningful bill extremely unlikely.”

    The last important question is whether outside pressure can or will nudge House Republicans toward the Senate bill. “The idea that any entity in the business community, or all business entities combined, can force us in a direction we do not want to go is laughable,” said a House GOP legislative strategist. “They have absolutely zero juice compared to Republican primary voters. If this is what [Sen. Chuck] Schumer [of New York] and his crew believe, they have zero idea of the thought process in our conference and, as a result, zero endgame.”.

  • Shadowfax

    3.5 more years of this destruction of America.

    How many scandals and broken Constitutional laws can he make before he is thrown out of office???

    No matter how bad he gets, the media just keep tossing up glitter and bags of flaming dog shit.

  • VotingHillary

    Well, the moment we have been waiting for has finally arrived. HALF the country has finally woken up to this fraud and his polling is showing it. Except for Gallup which under threat by this administration, revised its polling “methods”.

    The Rassmussen average of the most recent polls:
    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/other/president_obama_job_approval-1044.html

    And the DOJ investigation of Gallup last Septmeber requested by…who else…Axelrod.

    http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2012/09/06/report-doj-gallup-suit-axelrod-complaint/

  • VotingHillary

    or September in non-dyslexic circles.

  • jeswezey

    VotingHillary July 11, 2013 at 1:54 am
    “…. HALF the country has finally woken up to this fraud”

    The other half is hopelessly brain-dead, though. I don’t see how Obama’s negatives will be going much higher.

  • jeswezey

    Politico reports that HRC appeared at “private equity giant KKR” to answer questions for an hour.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2013/07/hillary-clinton-speaks-private-equity-event-93987.html?hp=r3

    This is a highly political move and has nothing to do with good works at CGI or children’s library in Little Rock. It is clearly a step toward a presidential bid. KKR is bipartisan.

  • jeswezey

    Another political move – HRC is going to address the auto dealers’ 2014 convention, in the footsteps of recent presidents.

    http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130710/AUTO01/307100112/Hillary-Clinton-address-auto-dealers-2014-convention?odyssey=mod%7Cnewswell%7Ctext%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cs

    The article lays out her history on automobile issues.

  • holdthemaccountable

    & gangster spreads like MRSA:
    Voter-registration site linked to pro-Booker group. 7/11/13.
    WASHINGTON – The website urges young and minority voters in New Jersey to “Amplify Your Voice!” Using social media and made-up slang, the “New Jersey 1,2,3” site ostensibly wants to draw those groups to the polls in the unusual trio of elections heading their way: the Aug. 13 Senate primary, the Oct. 16 special Senate election, and the Nov. 5 general election. But amid the site’s seemingly neutral appeals are pictures of Senate candidate Cory Booker and prominent displays of his quotes. New Jersey 1,2,3’s Facebook and Twitter accounts praise Booker, a Democrat, and criticize Republican Gov. Christie, up for reelection Nov. 5. The reasons seem clearer only after connecting a series of dots….
    http://www.philly.com/philly/news/homepage/215013311.html?authenticate=y

  • holdthemaccountable

    Another quote from 7:23 AM link:
    [Candidate Corey] Booker said Wednesday he was not aware of the New Jersey 1,2,3 effort. “People encouraging folks to vote, I don’t see the harm in that,” the Newark mayor said at a Cherry Hill campaign stop.

  • Leanora

    Egypt unrest: US to go ahead with F-16 jets delivery

    The US is going ahead with plans to deliver four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt despite the political unrest in the country, senior American officials say.

    It comes as Washington is continuing to evaluate last week’s overthrow of President Mohammed Morsi by the army.

    US massive military aid to Cairo would have to be cut by law if the removal of the Islamist leader is determined by Washington to have been a coup.

    The Muslim Brotherhood, which backs Mr Morsi, is demanding his reinstatement.

    Its supporters have been staging mass protests near Cairo’s barracks, where he is believed to be being held. On Monday, more than 50 Brotherhood loyalists were killed in clashes with the army.

    The new authorities have not said where Mr Morsi it, but a foreign ministry spokesman said he was in a “safe place” and being treated in a “very dignified manner”.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23265632

  • Leanora

    This is not fair! The government is changing the argument so that they can win!

    Jury in Zimmerman case may consider other charges

    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors in George Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial want to ask jurors to consider lesser charges of third-degree murder and manslaughter.

    Prosecutors said they would ask that the lesser charges be included as they hammer out of jury instructions on Thursday.

    Defense attorneys say they want the six jurors to only consider the second-degree murder charge or not guilty.

    Judge Debra Nelson said Thursday she would allow jurors to consider manslaughter. Arguments on third-degree murder had yet to be made.

    The six jurors could begin deliberating as early as Friday.

    Zimmerman is pleading not guilty to second-degree murder. He claims he shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in self-defense last year.

    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_NEIGHBORHOOD_WATCH?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2013-07-11-10-13-00

  • Admin: absolutely Brilliant! 🙂

  • The only thing that would have made this story happier, is if Romney/Ryan had won and America could send Obama and his hope-changey t-shirts to Kenya for good! 🙂

    http://theblacksphere.net/2013/07/romneyryan-t-shirts-find-a-welcome-home-you-wont-guess-where/

  • Wahoo! Historic day for the US Navy and Naval Aviation. The 1st trap of a Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) aboard the US George Bush. Great stuff!

    🙂

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VETFFYo92e4

  • SANFORD — Members of the New Black Panther Party are offering a $10,000 reward for the “capture” of George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot Trayvon Martin.

    New Black Panther leader Mikhail Muhammad announced the reward during a protest in Sanford Saturday. And when asked whether he was inciting violence, Muhammad replied defiantly: “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”

    http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/2012-03-24/news/os-trayvon-martin-new-black-panthers-protest-20120324_1_sanford-vigilante-justice-black-men

  • gonzotx

    Judge Nelson is an activist Judge, appalling to watch.

  • gonzotx

    admin
    July 10, 2013 at 8:23 pm
    A new hope:

    Does anyone here understand Arabic? Is this kid for real?

  • wbboei

    admin
    July 11, 2013 at 1:23 am
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    ADMIN: yes, you are right and you have been right on this issue from the beginning–when nobody else was.

    Big media plays fast and lose with the word “reform”. In common parlance, the word connotes progress toward an improved state. However, in the Age of Obama, reform means bait and switch.

    From financial reform, to health care reform, to energy reform, and now to immigration reform, the pattern is obvious, even though 46% of the public is unaware of it.

    1. step 1: the establishment selects a particular problem

    2. step 2: big media characterizes that problem as a crisis

    3. step 3: big media selects soft target to demonize

    4. step 4: congress springs into action by requesting donations

    5. step 5: special interests rise to the challenge write an omnibus bill in secret

    6. step 6: the main purpose of that bill is to reward the special interests rather than solve the problem

    7. step 7: congress and big media call it a reform bill

    8. step 8: big media dismisses the critics as either malicious or ignorant

    9. step 9: create a Christmas tree for special interests

    10. step 10: rush the bill through congress, with no time to read, reflect or debate on it.

    11. step 11: shelter leaders like Pelosi and Reid from serious press interviews

    12: step 12: destroy the constitution and the republic

    13. step 13: the beltway cabal loves omnibus bills because they are bad for the country, but good for their community

  • TheRock

    admin
    July 10, 2013 at 8:23 pm
    ________________________________

    12 years old. That boy is living in a country beset by religious extremism, political unrest and astronomical unemployment. That boy understands the huge chasm that separates a theocractic government and democratic government by his example of the treatment of women under the law. That boy knows how many articles are in the NEWLY WRITTEN DRAFT of his country’s constitution. That boy knows the exact makeup of his country’s parliament AND what parties are represented. There is no doubt in my mind that he would embarrass our dear leader in a debate on foreign or domestic policy. Take heed. I’m going to bet that he is not the only one like that in his area. Like minds stick together. Our 12 year olds are proud of themselves for knowing that Bieber pee’d in a bucket.

    Hillary 2016

  • admin

    GonzoTx, many people have wondered if the translation of what that kid is saying is accurate. Arabic speakers have confirmed that is what he is saying.

  • SHV

    “Judge Nelson is an activist Judge, appalling to watch.”
    ******
    Over compensation for stupidity???

  • admin

    Gangster Government:

    http://edition.cnn.com/2013/07/10/justice/sanford-bill-lee-exclusive/index.html

    Ex-Sanford police chief: Zimmerman probe ‘taken away from us’

    (CNN) — The George Zimmerman investigation was hijacked “in a number of ways” by outside forces, said the former police chief of Sanford, Florida.

    Bill Lee, who testified Monday in Zimmerman’s second-degree murder trial, told CNN’s George Howell in an exclusive interview that he felt pressure from city officials to arrest Zimmerman to placate the public rather than as a matter of justice.

    “It was (relayed) to me that they just wanted an arrest. They didn’t care if it got dismissed later,” he said. “You don’t do that.”

    When Sanford police arrived on the scene on February 26, 2012, after Zimmerman fatally shot unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, they conducted a “sound” investigation, and the evidence provided no probable cause to arrest Zimmerman at the scene, he said.

    It had nothing to do with Florida’s controversial “Stand Your Ground” law, he said; from an investigative standpoint, it was purely a matter of self-defense. [snip]

    “The police department needed to do a job, and there was some influence — outside influence and inside influence — that forced a change in the course of the normal criminal justice process,” Lee said. “With all the influence and the protests and petitions for an arrest, you still have to uphold you oath.”

    That investigation was taken away from us. We weren’t able to complete it,” he said.

    One example involved the 911 tapes, in which neighbors implored dispatchers to send police as a voice in the background screamed for help.

    The Sanford police intended to release the tapes once the probe was over, Lee said, because you can’t publicize evidence amid an investigation.

    Instead, the mayor told him on March 16 the tapes had been released to Martin’s family and the public. The family was asked to help identify voices, Lee said, but if police were in charge of the investigation, they wouldn’t have presented evidence to a group.

    “It should be done individually so there’s no influence on the other people in the room,” he said. “Then, there’s no questions that can be brought up about how (an identification) was obtained or whether it was influenced.”
    I’m happy that at the end of the day I can walk away with my integrity.

    Releasing the evidence to the public was problematic, as well, because it created the potential for someone to concoct a “story about what they observed when they really didn’t observe it,” he said. [snip]

    Lee was placed on paid leave March 22, 2012, after the Sanford City Commission expressed a lack of confidence in him. The same commission rejected his resignation in a 3-2 vote a month later, with dissenting commissioners questioning the fairness of Lee’s losing his job.

    Two months later, Lee was sacked. City Manager Norton Bonaparte said in a news release, “The police chief needs to have the trust and respect of the elected officials and the confidence of the entire community.”

    Lee believes lack of confidence did play a role in his dismissal, he told CNN, but he also believes Bonaparte faced political pressure and terminated him “without cause,” which was permitted under his employment contract.

    I upheld my oath,” Lee said. “I’m happy that at the end of the day I can walk away with my integrity.”

  • wbboei

    Admin: you may already be aware of this . . .

    An important book on how to fight the big government, big journalism, big business, big data juggernaut has just been published, and, paradoxically, it has made its way to the New York Times Best Seller list. It is a survival guide for a citizen journalist who set out to expose government abuse, was demonized, jailed and a fucking federal judge ordered the destruction of his work and evidence which would have exonerated him.

    (Note: on that fine point, I am compelled to say that there is no greater crime against democracy and liberty than a corrupt federal judge. Furthermore, with the possible exception of Illinois, only one judge in a thousand judges can be corrupted by money. However, how many others are corrupted by politics, in which case the result is the same.)

    Among the many useful insights set forth in this book, two are salient for me:

    First, the counter insurgent efforts by the right are misguided. They put ideology, i.e. limited government, before facts–when the facts alone presented in a non-ideological framework, would be far more effective. One example of this was the undercover work which was done to expose ACORN abuses, which was presented on u-tube in a factual, producing a public outcry across party lines, which was so great that it resulted in the passage of a voter ID law in New Jersey.

    Second, the best way for citizen journalists to penetrate the firewalls constructed by big media to protect the pro-Obama conspiracy is to make yourself part of the story. The writer of the book has done this himself, spent time in an Arkansas jail for doing it, was targeted by a DOJ official whose actual name was Dick Head etc. In the end, he has managed to drag some of the dark movers behind these scene of iniquity into the court of public opinion.

    Brad Jackson at Coffee and Markets interviewed the author of that book this morning. Here is an audio transcript of that interview, in case you or anyone else is interested:

    http://www.redstate.com/2013/07/11/james-okeefe-on-his-new-book-exposing-the-left-and-the-persecution-he-has-faced/

  • admin

    We’re now beating a dead horse every time we reiterate that immigration reform is dead:

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/07/10/House-leader-Senate-immigration-bill-unconstitutional-because-it-raises-revenues

    Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, tweeted Wednesday evening that the Senate’s immigration bill is unconstitutional because it raises revenues and originated in the Senate instead of the House.

    “Chairman Camp: Senate immigration bill a revenue bill; unconstitutional and cannot be taken up by the House,” the official House and Ways Means Committee Twitter account sent out Wednesday evening.

    As of this writing, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has not sent the immigration bill that passed the Senate 68-32 to the House of Representatives. [snip]

    Language in the U.S. Constitution requires any bill that raises revenue, also known as a tax, must originate in the House of Representatives, not the Senate. America’s founders included that language because they believed the House was more accountable to the people of the country than the Senate, which was elected at that time by state legislators rather than through a direct vote. That clause of the Constitution is called the “origination clause” and reads as such: “All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives.”

    When such a revenue-raising bill comes out of the Senate, the Speaker of the House, currently Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), can use a procedure called a “blue slip resolution” to automatically kill it on the grounds that it is unconstitutional. Stockman has been promising to attempt to kill the Senate’s bill that way and, as such, Reid has refused to send it to the House, thereby protecting the bill from being “blue slipped.” The term “blue slip,” Stockman’s office noted in a release, comes from the blue color of the paper on which a resolution is printed that returns a Senate bill back to the Senate in these situations.

    Even Harry Reid now admits the Senate’s amnesty bill is unconstitutional and cannot become law,” Stockman said in a Wednesday evening statement. “Any bill that raises revenue must start in the House. By creating their own amnesty taxes Senate Democrats broke the rules. Senate Democrats were so hell-bent on ramming through a gift to radical political activists they didn’t bother to check if it was even legal.”

    “They got caught trying to sneak an illegal bill past the Constitution’s borders,” Stockman added.

  • Democrats broke the rules.

    But but they are soooo good at it. 🙁

  • wbboei

    My personal experience with city managers is mixed. Where you have a strong city council they can be effective if they are strong themselves. But more often than not, they are weak individuals worried about being popular. By my lights, Napoleon picture below, is an example of the weak and ineffective kind. He put politics ahead of the law.

    http://www.sanfordfl.gov/index.aspx?page=60

  • admin

    We’re still beating the dead horse:

    http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/310269-sense-of-gloom-deepens-over-immigration-bills-prospects

    Sense of gloom deepens among Dems over immigration reform’s prospects

    The White House and some of its allies on Wednesday expressed deepening gloom over the prospects that President Obama will sign a comprehensive immigration bill this year. [snip]

    A senior Democratic aide said, “things have clearly unraveled in the past couple of days,” even though some lawmakers had been “slightly cautiously optimistic” about passing a comprehensive bill.

    “The thing is, we could pass most of the Senate bill with Democrats and moderate Republicans but if the Speaker isn’t going to allow it to come to the floor, it’s pretty much over,” the aide said, referring to Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio). “This bill could pass but it likely won’t.”

    If I were betting on this, I’d say it’s not looking good. Not at all,” the aide added. “If anything passes it’s going to be some watered-down bill beefing up border security agents or something along those lines.”

    Democratic lawmakers also expressed doubt that the measure could clear the House.

    “I’ve been pessimistic from the very beginning,” said Rep. Loretta Sanchez (D-Calif.) “I just know how difficult it is to find consensus on this.”
    [snip]

    The White House will undertake a “larger, more visible effort” in the coming weeks, according to aides. That outreach is expected to include meetings with business and religious leaders, the officials said.

    A White House official said Wednesday that it was “possible” that the president would travel and hold campaign-style events to support immigration reform, but emphasized that it was merely one option under consideration.

    “He may travel, but there’s nothing scheduled,” the official said.

  • wbboei

    admin
    July 11, 2013 at 2:28 pm
    ———————
    The thought has crossed my mind more than once that the net effect of the Senate Immigration Reform effort will be the destruction of Marco Rubio as a presidential candidate. It is interesting to see that his support–even among Hispanics, who was the supposed beneficiaries of this unconstitutional Rovian bill has plummeted. Of all the political blunders which a rising star could commit, this one qualifies for consideration at the Guiness Book Foundation. His only recourse is to do an Arlen Specter by switching parties.

    As the prospects for passage sink below the horizon, Schumer persists in the false counterfactual narrative that the failure to pass the senate joke will hurt the republican party, and the only ones who seem to agree with him are Rove, consultants, Poor Rubio, Flakehead, angry McCain, and Light in the Loafers Lindsey. Big media has, for the most part, abandoned that defeated field. What the House should do is pick apart the Senate bill all the way down through the carcass to the bare bones, exposing the graft and spineless transfer of power and the invitation to more lawlessness which is would have produced, not unlike Obamacare, only this debacle was bi-partisan.

    Adios Muchacho Rubio–as only Milva can serenade him:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL9a1bjkVOY&feature=player_detailpage

  • wbboei

    SHV
    July 11, 2013 at 2:09 pm

    “Judge Nelson is an activist Judge, appalling to watch.”
    ******
    Over compensation for stupidity???
    —————-
    I would say sheer incompetence. She makes Judge Ito look like Solomon. Andy McCarthy, a very reputable prosecutor, explains why Judge Nelson is incompetent, and why her incompetence is so egregious. One reversible error after another. As for this child abuse after thought, that reminds me of the story where two brothers killed their parents, and then pleaded that they were orphans.

    And now, as big cities go on lock-down in case of a big media induced riots and killings, I am reminded of that quote by Darrow, which fits someone like Reverend Al Sharpton to the tee:

    “It is the setting of man against man and creed against creed until with flying banners and beating drums we are marching backward to the glorious age of the sixteenth century when bigots lighted fagots to burn the men who dared to bring any intelligence and enlightenment and culture to the human mind”.
    ——————————–
    Reversible Error in Zimmerman Before We Even Get a Verdict?
    July 11th, 2013 – 9:28 am

    In presiding over the trial of George Zimmerman, who is accused of murdering Trayvon Martin, Judge Debra Nelson has made some awful rulings — none worse than failing to direct a verdict of acquittal on the preposterous second-degree “depraved mind” murder charge. The state’s evidence that Zimmerman had the necessary criminal intent is non-existent, much less sufficient to meet the “beyond a reasonable doubt” standard. Compelling evidence, moreover, establishes that Zimmerman acted in self-defense, a claim the state has not come close to refuting. (See Andrew Branca’s comprehensive summary here.)

    Wednesday morning provided a snapshot of Judge Nelson’s style: her peremptory decision to exclude exculpatory evidence recovered from Martin’s cellphone — a ruling that in and of itself could be reversible error if the state is able to steamroll the jury into convicting Zimmerman.

    At issue are ostensibly deleted texts and photos recovered from Martin’s cellphone, well described in Bob Owens’s post. (Side note: deleted rarely means disappeared – much of what you may think you’ve deleted from a computer can be recovered by a competent examiner.) Although the evidence won’t be covered much by the mainstream media so desperate for a conviction in this case, it would be of interest to good faith journalists since it cuts sharply against their legend of the saintly, boyish Trayvon. Reportedly, the data haul reveals his self-proclaimed fighting prowess as well as involvement with guns, drugs and porn. (If this were Zimmerman’s cellphone, don’t doubt that you would have been inundated for months with the details about its contents.) Only some of that evidence, however, would be relevant to the issues in the trial, which, for present purposes, is our concern.

    In a hurried oral ruling from the bench Wednesday morning, after a late-night argument among the trial’s fatigued participants, Judge Nelson suppressed the evidence. She did not explain the ruling very coherently. To understand it as best we can, we must piece together her rambling remarks during Tuesday night’s oral argument (courtesy of Legal Insurrection, we find the video), since all she did Wednesday was reaffirm what little she had already said.

    The ruling is troubling on two scores. First, there are two issues to be decided on admissibility: (1) relevance (is the evidence probative on some contested issue in the case?) and (2) authenticity (are there reasonable grounds to believe the evidence is what it purports to be — in this instance, Martin’s electronic communications?); yet Nelson appears to have addressed only one of them, authenticity (beginning at the 8:15 mark of the video). Second, she has gotten the authenticity question wrong.

    It is worth explaining why this suppression issue is so significant and how a good judge would go about deciding it. There is nothing more momentous in a criminal trial than a decision by the court to preclude defense evidence. Because of double-jeopardy principles, the prosecution does not get a do-over: if the state’s evidence is erroneously suppressed and the defendant is acquitted, the state does not get to appeal. But a convicted defendant does get to appeal. Since an accused has a constitutional right to present a defense, which means an opportunity to have the jury consider all admissible exculpatory evidence, nothing is more likely to get a judge reversed on appeal than a ruling that bars defense evidence.

    Knowing the appellate court is going to scrutinize such a ruling with great care, particularly in a murder case in which the defendant will be severely sentenced if convicted, a good judge is going to be very exacting. After ensuring that the admissibility issues are fully developed on the record — which should be done in writing where possible for evidence of obvious importance – the judge will then rule, fully addressing each contested issue. This does two important things: (1) it gives the appellate court the benefit of the judge’s analysis and the confidence that the judge gave the matter the careful attention it deserved; and (2) it prevents the defense from manufacturing new admissibility arguments on appeal — if defense counsel was given a fair opportunity to make his points, the points he fails to make are waived. If the judge fails in her responsibility to make a good record, there is no limit on the imagination of defense lawyers to come up with ways the suppression of the evidence must have led to the conviction.

  • admin

    Update: It’s Gangster Government and it must be prosecuted or defunded. The valid question from Congress: How can we do oversight of NSA surveillance with Obama’s team continually lying to us? It’s not just the NSA. It’s the entire Obama Gangster Government as we detail in our main article. Just how many times can Eric Holder be held in contempt of congress without repercussions?

    Perhaps the answer is for congress to actually put to use the basement of the Capitol as a jail. Hold those in contempt of congress in detention. Gangster Government must be prosecuted, not tolerated.


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

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  • gonzotx

    Zimmerman could get 30 years for manslaughter with weapon.

    One wonders of the jury, the pressure they are on to convict.

  • rgb44hrc

    jeswezey
    July 11, 2013 at 4:31 am

    Politico reports that HRC appeared at “private equity giant KKR” to answer questions for an hour.
    &&&&

    Total power move.

    And she won’t need a steeenking teleprompter, or someone to give her a tutorial.

    Axlegrease: “Barack. These are very important people. They have tons of money. Stick to the few rehearsed lines we went over before, and we’ll skeedaddle before they get all question-y”.

    but with Hillary:

    “Okay guys, you know I’m here to line up support for 2016, but I OBVIOUSLY can’t come here on a quid pro quo basis. So let’s talk about how a Clinton II administration will be firm but fair with “Wall St.”…so what’s on your mind, fellas, I got two hours before the plane”.

  • Leanora

    Watergate II

    The lawless regime of Barack Obama is becoming well documented. First we had the invocation of executive privilege with Fast & Furious when congressional inquiry got a little to close to the truth. We have the refusal to even question the eyewitness’s at Benghazi, or even conduct on honest review of the sequence of events. We have the attempt to blame underlings in the IRS Cincinnati office for the unethical, and possibly illegal targeting of conservative groups. We then have the unilateral decision of the President to delay law in regards to Obamacare, which is completely unconstitutional, and now we have this:

    The offices of a Dallas law firm representing a high-profile State Department whistleblower were broken into last weekend. Burglars stole three computers and broke into the firm’s file cabinets. But silver bars, video equipment and other valuables were left untouched, according to local Fox affiliate KDFW, which aired security camera footage of the suspected burglars entering and leaving the offices around the time of the incident.

    I can not recall a time in my life where an administration has been more brazen, more polarizing, and more incompetent. Richard Nixon didn’t even come close to the contempt and disregard for law that this current occupant of the White House has. Our country has never been as morally and financially bankrupt as it is today, and 90% of the blame can be laid directly at the feet of Barack Hussein Obama. If this break in can be traced back to the White House, impeachment will follow. That is a given.

    http://blogs4victory.wordpress.com/2013/07/08/watergate-ii/

  • rgb44hrc

    admin
    July 11, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    We’re still beating the dead horse:
    &&&&&&&&&&&&

    Gee, fuckin obummer keeps trying to get his big Alfred E. Newman grinnin’ face up there as the fifth head on Mt. Rushmore. And keeps finding that with little preparation, little effort, and much pageantry, you get zilch.

    Obummer: “I tried health care, supposedly my crowning achievement, but now the ugly truth is out, that’s it’s….ummm, well, er, ‘not perfect’.

    I got the stimulus passed in 2009, but it kinda got mis-used.

    I rescued the auto industry, but it only looks good in front of carnival mirrors.

    I got us out of the unemployment epidemic by using funny numbers and pressing Dept. of Labor, but real middle class workers are still scratching their heads, asking ‘where did my lifestyle go?’.

    I talked about gun control…

    I’ve weighed in on immigration reform.

    Gee, what can a fella do to be considered Greatest US President Ever?”

  • The next President of the United States. President Hillary Clinton 2016

    😉

  • gonzotx

    Zimmerman is fighting the prosecution and the force of the US federal government.

    He can’t even be Hispanic for God sake’s, White Hispanic?

    Hmm. but isn’t the fraud then a White Black?

    Just saying…

  • gonzotx

    From ACE…

    Prosecution’s Summary: Overlook Evidence, Use “Common Sense,” Think Racially

    One of the more blatant race-appeals I’ve heard: the prosecutors have apparently given up most hope of a conviction, and now are hoping for a racially split jury (and thus a mistrial), and laid out a lot of toxic race-baiting today.

    Bernie De La Rionda’s summary was chiefly designed to make black people angry about profiling and “assuming” people are criminals. Over and over again he talked about these things. What they have to do with a Murder 2 charge is quite beyond me — which is why he also urged jurors to just “use common sense,” rather than close reading of the law and close examination of the facts, to find their verdict.

    But it was his attempt to rehabilitate his stupid, dishonest Star Witness Rachel Jenteal that was the most blatantly racial. There, he actually invoked Martin Luther King, Jr. as a reason to find her words credible.

    He kept referring to her language as “colorful” before he got to his quote. I didn’t know why he kept saying that. It was the wrong word.

    He kept saying “colorful” because he wanted to get to capital-C Color. And here’s what he told the jury about Jenteal:

    “I had a dream that today a witness would be judged not on the color of her personality but the content of her testimony,” de la Rionda said.
    Incredible. He did everything except play Malcolm X for the jury.

    He Mentioned Hurricane Katrina, For God’s Sakes: John Ekdahl and @@Jenny_IDLYITW inform me that he also name-checked Hurricane Katrina for no good reason. Apparently he said, “It wasn’t raining like Hurricane Katrina out there.”
    ******

    Calling La Raza…must of been paid off by La Bama

  • freespirit

    There is much to be outraged about regarding the Zimmerman case, obviously. But, the most disturbing thing IMO is the fact that whether found guilty or innocent, there’s a very strong probability that he will be hurt or killed whether in or out of prison, probably someone whose rage has been fueled by Obama’s idiotic assertion that Treyvon could be “my son”. Eric Holder’s DOJ, as we now know, the reason the contingent from DOJ went to FL, was not toto calm the pro-Martin people, as DOJ claimed, but to help them organize.

    Zimmerman has been sacrificed to unite African Americans, and to convince the country that racism against blacks alive and well. Paula Deen was also sacrificed for that purpose, as well.

    If Z is guilty, which is doubtful, he should be convicted. But there’s no way in hell he could get a fair trial after the government, aided by media railroaded him, He does not deserved to be placed at risk in this way, by the government that’s supposed to protect him.

  • freespirit

    Well hell, I’m not drunk, but you would think so given the number of typos and syntax problems in that post. Apologies. My ADHD kicking in I guess. lol

  • blue

    If Barky’s DOJ has actively fomented civil disorder in The Zimmerman matter that should be at least a high crime or a
    misdemeanor and invite impeachment. There is precious little about it in the press but here is the chapter and verse:

    Feds helped organize, manage pro-Trayvon Martin protests, documents show
    By PAUL BEDARD

    The Justice Department dispatched a little-known SWAT team dubbed “peacekeepers” to manage protests in Sanford, Florida, after neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman shot teen Trayvon Martin, according to newly-released documents. According to the papers released by Judicial Watch, a public watchdog group, the Community Relations Service (CRS), was deployed “to help organize and manage rallies and protests against George Zimmerman.” Judicial Watch charged that the goal was to “foment unrest” in the community and put pressure on officials to prosecute Zimmerman, now on trial, harshly.
    In spending reports and emails received by the group under the Freedom of Information Act, CRS won praise for working with protesters and community leaders to limit damage and violence. Multiple protests occurred, including one that called for an “end to the New Jim Crow in the state of Florida and our nation.
    According to the CRS webpage, its goal is to build harmony among angry groups. “The Community Relations Service is the department’s ‘peacemaker’ for community conflicts and tensions arising from differences of race, color, and national origin. Created by the Civil Rights Act of 1964, CRS is the only federal agency dedicated to assist state and local units of government, private and public organizations, and community groups with preventing and resolving racial and ethnic tensions, incidents, and civil disorders, and in restoring racial stability and harmony,” said the website.
    But Judicial Watch saw a different approach in the documents they received. “Though CRS purports to spot and quell racial tensions nationwide before they arise, the documents obtained by Judicial Watch show the group actively worked to foment unrest, spending thousands of taxpayer dollars on travel and hotel rooms to train protesters throughout Florida,” said Judicial Watch in a release to Secrets.
    “The peacekeepers also met with officials of the Republican National Convention, scheduled for several months later in Tampa, to warn them to expect protests in connection with Martin’s death,” Judicial Watch added.
    Justice had no immediate response.
    Among the key findings, said Judicial Watch:
    — CRS employee spent $1,142.84 to travel to Sanford, Florida from March 25-28, 2012 “to work marches, demonstrations, and rallies.”
    — CRS employee spent $751.60 to travel to Sanford, Florida from March 30-April 1, 2012 “to provide technical assistance to the City of Sanford, event organizers, and law enforcement agencies for the march and rally on March 31.”
    — CRS employee spent $1,307.40 to travel to Sanford, Florida from April 3-12, 2012 “to provide technical assistance, conciliation, and onsite mediation during demonstrations planned in Sanford.”
    — CRS employee spent $672.24 to travel to Tampa, Florida from April 18-20, 2012 “to meet with RNC official related to possible protests and demonstrations during the RNC.”
    None of the documents indicate that the group, which presumably is in Florida now readying for protests following the verdict of the Zimmerman trial, tried to kill any protest or worked with supporters of Zimmerman.
    “These documents detail the extraordinary intervention by the Justice Department in the pressure campaign leading to the prosecution of George Zimmerman,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. “My guess is that most Americans would rightly object to taxpayers paying government employees to help organize racially-charged demonstrations.”

    Paul Bedard, The Washington Examiner’s “Washington Secrets” columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.

  • freespirit

    If you’re worried that Barack is just too immature and really just doesn’t give a shit about this country,I think this will put your mind at rest. He texts with Jay-Z, his good friend. Obama is in contact with the people in the know – well, if what you want your people to know is how to be a gangsta. It’s all good.

  • freespirit

    Again – oops
    ___________

    Jay-Z: ‘Of course’ Obama has texted me
    By Alexandra Jaffe – 07/11/13 02:17 PM ET

    Jay Z’s fruitful friendship with President Obama has been well-documented, but the rapper and businessman revealed that it goes deeper than just campaign fundraisers hosted at Jay’s Manhattan club — the two occasionally text.
    “I’ve spoken to him on the phone and had texts from Obama. Of course,” Jay-Z told radio station Hot97.

    The rapper, born Shawn Carter, said Obama is a “regular guy,” and, like most regular guys, speaks in sports metaphors.

     “He’s a regular guy as well. He’s very heavy into sports so a lot of his analogies end up in sports,” he said.

    Jay-Z and wife, Beyonce, hosted a fundraiser for Obama’s reelection effort in September of last year, which netted the president $4 million. The rapper said Obama had told him during the campaign to “give me the ball.”

    “I don’t know if this is breaching national security but when he was getting elected the second time, he was like, ‘Hey, you know, fourth quarter, just give me the ball.’ I said, ‘word,’ ” he said.

    The powerful spouses of the two powerful men are also mutual admirers. Beyonce has read a letter she wrote praising Michelle Obama in an Obama campaign video, while Michelle has said previously she’d trade places with Beyonce for a day if she could. 

    Read more: http://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/310495-jay-z-ive-had-texts-from-obama-of-course#ixzz2Yn6oGDV9

  • freespirit

    blue

    July 11, 2013 at 9:38 pm
    If Barky’s DOJ has actively fomented civil disorder in The Zimmerman matter that should be at least a high crime or a
    misdemeanor and invite impeachment. There is precious little about it in the press but here is the chapter
    __________________

    Exactly, blue. The Dems, who should be condemning Barack and Holder to the rafters, are too scared of bad press to say a damn word – either that, or they think he’s doing the right thing, or maybe, they just don’t care. At some point, the country will recognize what we have known – that Obama has crossed too many lines, taken too many liberties with the rights of “we the people”, and has engaged in a coordinated, strategic effort to alter the principles and premises upon which this country was founded.

    I hope every Dem and every Republican who has failed to stand against Obama’s efforts to dismantle our constitution is defeated, and kicked all the way back to the spider holes from whence they crawled.

  • freespirit

    I thought this was appropriate to complement Admin’s excellent article. Hope it works. Usually does not.

    “damn it feel good to be a gangsta”

    Not the unedited video featuring the Ghetto Boys – just the video from Office Space that plays that song.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZM9jwkF5UU

  • jbstonesfan

    The charges would never have been filed but for the pressure from the gangsters .

  • VotingHillary

    Wow. To any attorneys here, doesn’t the defendant have a right to know exactly what charges he is facing in order to be able to give a full defense?

    and this judge is sucking up to the DOJ and Obama for a higher court appointment.

    Such a sham trial. I have not really had much of an opinion of this trial until today. Zimmerman is being railroaded…period.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCHKA_xMKGU

  • Leanora

    CAUGHT ON TAPE: Obama Justice Official Urges Action Against George Zimmerman

    Earlier this week we found out the Obama Justice Department helped organize the race-based Trayvon Martin rallies in Sanford, Florida.
    Now this…
    Judicial Watch released audio today of an Obama Department of Justice officials urging Stanford city officials to take action against George Zimmerman.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2013/07/caught-on-tape-obama-justice-official-urges-action-against-george-zimmerman/

  • wbboei

    Gohmert on Rubio: Bless His Little ‘Naive’ Soul

    by
    Bridget Johnson

    A House opponent of the immigration reform bill teased Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) for his naivety in drafting the bill with the Group of Eight.

    Rep. Louis Gohmert (R-Texas) said on Fox yesterday “we could agree on an immigration bill, but we have to have border security first.”

    “Eighty plus, I think, percent of the American people, over 60 percent of Hispanic adults, they all agree you’ve got to have border security before any kind of immigration bill,” he said.

    On the Senate GOP’s main champion of reform, Gohmert said, “I say I love Marco Rubio.”

    “You’ve got to love that naive, trusting spirit. He’s just such a really sweet guy in the nicest sense of the world,” he continued. “He really believes that this administration’s going to all of a sudden out of the blue start securing the border when they won’t even enforce their own Obamacare that they passed without any Republicans.”

    Gohmert said the House is “resolved” to not “pass any immigration bill until such time as the southern border is secured as confirmed by the four border states.”

    “And once that border is secured as confirmed — not by Janet Napolitano, we couldn’t trust that — but by the board of governors or legislature, whatever they want to do, then we can move forward very quickly on the rest of this immigration bill. But we can’t trust this immigration to maybe the president will all of a sudden for the first time really start following the law when it comes to security of the border,” he said.

    “We’re not catching but a fraction of them, regardless of what Secretary Napolitano says about 84, 87 percent. They’re not catching a fraction of them, and the people that are coming in. And it’s the most scary part of what are termed OTMs, the other than Mexican. You know, we don’t worry about Mexicans coming in to create problems. I welcome Hispanic immigration. But it needs to be legal, and we have got to root out those people who are coming in illegally that want to destroy the country.”

  • wbboei

    As I see it, this judge has committed more than one reversible error. I have not read the pleadings, but where on earth did this child abuse charge come from? If it is not in the original pleadings, then that is yet another problem. It has been clear from the beginning that the murder 2 charge should not have been filed, but this judge has been caught on more than one occasion, trying to save the case and enable some kind of conviction to occur. Why? So the blacks won’t burn down the city–we have seen this movie before, whenever NBC and CNN start fanning the flames of racial hatred, and paranoia. The latest move by this ignorant judge to force the defendant to declare before the conclusion of the case whether he will testifies, is once again, a transparent effort on her part to load the dice for the prosecution. From the standpoint of girth, intellect–or the lack thereof, and blatant partisanship, she reminds me Candy Crowley. When judges load the dice, it undermines the integrity of the judicial system. Sometimes they do it so they will not be attacked politically, but that is a devil’s bargain. Roberts tanked the constitution on the Obamacare decision in to avoid criticism, only to find that today, as a result of that decision, the court’t stature is lower than it has ever been–somewhere in the mid 30’s according to the last poll I saw. It used to be the case that the Supreme Court had a high or relatively high standing among other federal institutions, but no longer.

  • Leanora

    BIG SIS TO RESIGN!

    Today!

    Reuters reports Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will resign today:

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/napolitano-resign_739290.html

  • wbboei

    The blacks will riot if this problem, or that problem is not settled to their advantage. That is the nuclear option of the race card, and it has credibility because they have burned down parts of major cities, like Los Angeles, Detroit, Newark etc. during the past half century. As you may recall, the half black governor of Virginia Douglas Wilder made that very threat about Denver if Hillary was given the nomination in 2008. And now, in Florida, we are hearing the same thing now from black leaders on the street, if the Zimmerman verdict does not go their way. This is a form of extortion, and should be dealt with severely when and if it materializes. And the race baiters who lit the fuse like Sharpton, Justice Department officials and the responsible executives at NBC and CNN should be held accountable in some appropriate forum. I am not suggesting that passions are not inflamed in case like this, but it is quite another thing for big media and its celebrities to incite violence, as they have done here with their hype and misreporting. We shall see what happens.

  • wbboei

    Leanora
    July 12, 2013 at 10:17 am
    ——————–
    This was an inside job all the way. The California University system was one of the biggest campaign contributors to the Fraud in 2008. The job search is a load of crap–conducted for the sake of appearance. This is political payola. Neopolitano is not an effective executive, and has a bad habit of putting her club foot in her mouth. So this was never about competence. But what a wonderful opportunity it is to keep Sherry Lansing’s name on the billboard. I had nearly forgotten about her.

  • wbboei

    Current Article
    Nigger, Nigger, Zimmerman, Nigger

    By Larry Johnson on July 11, 2013 at 11:12 PM in Current Affairs

    Race baiting in Orlando, Florida? Yes.

    George Zimmerman is a white Hispanic. Does that mean that Barack Obama is a White Negro? Yes!

    Politics has infected our judicial system. I do mourn that a young man, Trayvon, lost his life, because he bought into the gangsta mentality espoused by rapppers. But that does not mean that Zimmeraman was a nigger hater who popped a woody for killing a young black man.

    I have watched some of the trial and the evidence is clear–Zimmerman is innocent of second degree murder and manslaughter.

    Some time, some day we will be free of the racist legacy of our forefathers.

    African Americans have been victims of horrific discrimination. I look at those brothers who served in World War II and fought valiantly for America. They were denied the rights and privileges they deserved as Americans.

    But we are not in the same horrible place we were in 1964. We now fully welcome African American political leaders. The only problem is that the left is hell bent on trying to keep this conflict going. They decry Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas as a house nigger who is vying for the role of Uncle Tom. Enough!

    I condemn fully anyone who denigrates any man or woman because of the color of their skin. But Barack Obama and Eric Holder are doing everything in their power to fan the flames of racism. Shame!

  • wbboei

    Unlike other states, Florida requires unanimity for conviction. That is why the Judge introduced those lesser charges. I believe that should never be allowed to happen. It is a common practice among ethically challenged prosecutors to overcharge defendants, so they can get them to plead down. If the facts do not support the charge, then it should not be made in the first place, but this does happen often. I think the judge here is aiding and abetting this overcharge, if she allows this child abuse charge to be considered by the jury, unless, as I said before it was one of the counts in the original pleading. But even in that case, that point is for the prosecution to make in closing argument. That would be hard for them to do, since they have built their entire case around murder II. And therein lies the subtle problem with what the Judge has done, by endorsing this child abuse charge outside the scope of jury instructions. She has saved the prosecution from the embarrassment of having to modify its initial charge, which would damage their credibility before the jury, when it should be damaged as a result of what they have done.

  • wbboei

    “CNN Is highly invested in stoking the racial angle. As recently as this week, CNN used the term “white Hispanic” to describe Zimmerman (this keeps the phony black vs. white narrative alive), and earlier this year, the network falsely claimed audio tape proved Zimmerman had said “f**king coon,” when he had really said “f**king cold.”

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/07/12/TV-Critic-Rips-CNN-Blitzer-Grace

  • wbboei

    Sharyl Attkisson’s Benghazi Reporting Earns Emmy Nomination
    by
    Bryan Preston

    CBS News ace reporter Sharyl Attkisson has been nominated for a trio of Emmy Awards for outstanding broadcast journalism. One story, “Libya: Dying for Security” is nominated for Outstanding Investigative Journalism in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast.

  • wbboei

    If Violence Follows the Zimmerman Verdict, is the Obama Administration to Blame?
    (PJ Media)

    George Zimmerman should never have been put on trial. The Sanford Police Department got it right when they took him in after the killing, examined the evidence, and found no grounds to charge him with anything. Former Sanford Police Chief Bill Lee told CNN that he faced enormous pressure from outside Sanford, indeed outside Florida, to bring charges against Zimmerman. That pressure had been building since the Martin family understandably sought to make their son’s death a public controversy, and built to a full blown national controversy when NBC deviously edited audio of Zimmerman’s 9-11 call to push a racial motive into the story that has no support in the actual facts of the case. When the race hustling reverends, Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, became involved the fix for charges was in. But neither of them is the president, and they only wield the power of the microphone along with the threat to unleash violence if they don’t get their way.

    We learned this week that some of the pressure to press charges against Zimmerman came directly from Washington. The US Department of Justice intervened behind the scenes, dispatching an obscure division called the Community Relations Service to help organize the anti-Zimmerman protests. PJ Media’s J. Christian Adams had reported on the DOJ’s role two weeks before Judicial Watch released its documentary evidence this week. DOJ’s murky role points to the Obama administration’s desire to push the controversy. President Barack Obama would decline to comment on the trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell in Pennsylvania, the black abortionist who was eventually convicted of infanticide. But Obama went out of his way to publicly comment on the Martin killing, declaring that if he had a son, “he would look like Trayvon.” Obama chose to comment on the case at a time when his poll numbers were flagging and a presidential election was looming just a few months away.

    The president’s irresponsible comments came at a time when the media still played on George Zimmerman’s identity, either not identifying him racially at all or ascribing him to a newly made-up category: “white Hispanic.” The media’s antics allowed an incorrect image of Zimmerman to solidify, that of an older white male rather than the 28-year-old mixed man he is in reality. Obama’s comments also came at a time when he needed to shore up his base vote to ensure his re-election. Obama’s comments took the false racial narrative that the media and the hustlers had been constructing and planted it firmly on the White House lawn.

    And now we know, behind the scenes, the Eric Holder Justice Department was working hand in glove with the protesters to apply the pressure that eventually forced Chief Lee from office and brought the charges to bear against Zimmerman.

    As the trial has wound toward its conclusion, threats of violence have exploded online. I wish I could share Bob Owens’ optimism that there will be no violence regardless of the verdict, but the sad fact is that we have riots over sports championships in this country now. When we have a government working behind the scenes to exert undue pressure on local officials to placate the Al Sharptons of the world, we have a government dangerously taking sides with a man who has shown before that he doesn’t mind a little blood if it furthers his career. Sharpton, now a host on MSNBC, came to fame orchestrating the Tawana Brawley hoax against an innocent man. He fomented a race riot that resulted in death at Freddie’s Fashion Mart in 1995. Violence and the threat of violence have been in Sharpton’s tool box from the beginning of his long, disgraceful career. Obama and his Department of Justice sided with the media and Sharpton, and against the local police, and against the rule of law.

    President Obama owes it to the American people to speak out against the possibility of violence but he is unlikely to say anything. What can he say at this point? That he no longer believes his hypothetical son would look like Trayvon? That the Department of Justice’s role early in the controversy was conducted by more “rogue employees.” Obama’s government took a side, and it was the side of racial strife, division, and ultimately the threat of violence if the jury hands down a politically incorrect verdict.

  • Leanora
    July 12, 2013 at 10:17 am

    BIG SIS TO RESIGN!

    Today!
    ______________________________________
    WH run??? 🙂

  • wbboei

    There are investigative reporters, and then again there are frauds who pretend to be investigative reporters.

    Sharyl Attkisson is the state of the art when it comes to investigative reporting. And, in order to bring the truth of what his happening, rather than the scripted story promoted by big media, she must confront Obama supporters at CBC who are positioned above her pay grade, and exercise life or death power over her stories. But eventually, the truth comes out. After all, there are other news organizations who are not in the business of protecting Obama, and they will come out with the stories if CBS does not. And, that is the danger of this shield law which Little Dick Durbin is promoting. The real purpose is to shut down investigative reporters and citizen journalists from First Amendment protection by extending that protection only to the big media organizations who can promote administration propaganda.

    Now to the counter example: Brian Ross. I spoke to him one time over the telephone early in the campaign. I had some information I wanted him to follow up on, and a direct witness. He was like a maggot on hot ashes, jumpy and nervous as hell. He listened to my source for about 10 minutes, and then said he had a call from the middle east, and never called back. He was protecting Obama. It was my mistake to have reached out to him in the first place. If a similar situation arose today, now that I know who Sharyl Attkisson is, I would go to her with it in a New York minute. But if I had suspicions that I had been a fool to reach out to him before, it was not until I saw him jump to the wrong conclusion that a member of the Tea Party was responsible for the Guiffords tragedy. I hope the innocent victim sued his ass and ABC’s if any harm can be shown. Recently, I was reading a book called Blood Covenant and Brian Ross’s name pops up again, only then he was the investigative reporter for NBC, and he was conducting himself like the Grand Inqisitor of Seville. In sum, he is an investigative reporter in name only.

  • Shadowfax

    Reuters reports Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will resign today:

    WOW!

    Crash and burn.

  • freespirit

    wbb, that post from pjmedia is spot on. The federal government had no role in that incident in the first place. And, after Barack made that idiotic, inflammatory remark about “Treyvon could have been my son”, he sent a message to the country, and particularly to AA constituents. I’ve thought all along he was sending little subtle signals (undetectable by most of the country) in various speeches and statements, but that’s another issue, and – I know – it makes me sound batshit crazy, but so be it.

    DOJ and Obama have endangered Zimmerman – still a very young man – and it should be a criminal offense. It’s unforgivable that this incident has been used this way to incite racial tensions, and to make this about race – in order to advance Barack’s agenda. And, in the process of making someone from one minority race appear to have been victimized – apparently, implying that all blacks have been victimized by Zimmerman’s act of self-defense, they have totally destroy the life of a person from another ethnic minority. They can refer to him as “white”, but it does not change the fact that he is half- Hispanic. Barack should understand what that means.

    And yet, has there been an outcry among Dems about the unfairness of this? Not that I’ve heard. Has MSM been the least bit objective in reporting this incident. That’s just a joke.

    Where the hell is the Hispanic community? Is everyone in the country too afraid of the gangsta potus and his band of thugs to stand up for what’s right? To support the rule of law? To demand justice, due process, and the presumption of innocence, as is the standard in our judicial system? What about reasonable doubt – which is clear and evident in this case.

    There are too many small voices separately and individually crying out for justice in this case, and against the Obama regime for many different reasons. There has got to be some kind of united effort by citizens from both parties and all ideologies to demand an end to the abuses of the Obama administration. This regime is interfering in matters in which it has no right to insert itself, and restricting the rights of individual citizens and individual states.

    If Zimmerman dies or is injured because of the hatred that this administration and the media have stirred and incited against him, it will be a huge travesty, and I hope Zimmerman’s family and the Hispanic community raise holy hell. Hell, I hope we all do. This is just wrong.

  • wbboei

    An immigration policy that helps the country vs. an immigration policy that helps the richest Americans have cheap labor, destroy the middle class, and lets other countries unload their social problems on this country. The whole country will look like Mexico if the amnesty bill goes through. This is a very good conversation of the issue, by Ann Coulter.

    http://www.nextgeneration.tv/?cmd=mpg&load=8513&mpid=517

  • Shadowfax

    Snowden emerges from airport hideout, seeks temporary asylum in Russia

    MOSCOW — Edward Snowden emerged from his airport hideaway Friday, telling rights groups that he wants temporary asylum in Russia but still hopes to travel to Latin America to avoid prosecution by U.S. authorities.

    It was the world’s first glimpse of self-declared leaker, who has been holed up in the transit zone of Sheremetyevo Airport since June 23.

    He met a small group of human rights campaigners and lawyers at an undisclosed part of the airport at 5 p.m. local time (9 a.m. ET) Friday.

    Although the meeting was not public, some of those present posted details to Twitter, including Tanya Lokshina of Human Rights Watch who released a handout image that she said was of Snowden.

    Lokshina said Snowden would be making an official request to Russia for temporary asylum, adding that his condition was “just fine.”

    The move indicates the difficulties facing Snowden, who has been offered asylum by three countries: Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador. He is apparently unable to travel to them without entering airspace controlled by the U.S., risking an enforced grounding that would lead to his arrest.

    Also among those present at Friday’s meeting was a prominent Russian lawyer, Genri Reznik, who later told reporters: “I think his claim should be satisfied… The law allows for political asylum.

    “The values in the constitution of the US and Russia are similar, so I don’t think that there could be a lengthy conflict if Russia grants him asylum.”

    Earlier, Snowden released an open letter through the rights groups in which he railed against the U.S., accusing Washington of “threatening behavior.”

    “I have been extremely fortunate to enjoy and accept many offers of support and asylum from brave countries around the world,” Snowden wrote in the letter. “These nations have my gratitude, and I hope to travel to each of them to extend my personal thanks to their people and leaders.

    “By refusing to compromise their principles in the face of intimidation, they have earned the respect of the world. Unfortunately, in recent weeks we have witnessed an unlawful campaign by officials in the U.S. government to deny my right to seek and enjoy this asylum under Article 14 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

    “The scale of threatening behavior is without precedent: never before in history have states conspired to force to the ground a sovereign president’s plane to effect a search for a political refugee,” he added, referring to the grounding of Bolivian President Evo Morales’ jet in Austria last week amid suspicions that the leaker was on board.

    “This dangerous escalation represents a threat not just to the dignity of Latin America or my own personal security, but to the basic right shared by every living person to live free from persecution,” Snowden said.

    Amnesty International last week called on the U.S. not to “persecute” Snowden by pressuring other countries into handing him over to authorities.

    Russia has already indicated it would like Snowden to accept one of the asylum offers and leave the airport as soon as possible. Experts say it is possible Snowden could refuse all the offers and formally enter Russia, creating a potential diplomatic headache for Putin who would have to choose whether to hand the leaker over to U.S. prosecutors.

    Reporters surround a crew member of Aeroflot’s Moscow-Havana flight Thursday after rumors Edward Snowden had been on board.

    A crowd of reporters in Cuba greeted an Aeroflot flight from Moscow on Thursday after its flight path appeared to avoid U.S. airspace, prompting speculation Snowden was on board, en route to Venezuela.

    However, airline officials later confirmed Snowden had not been on the flight.

    Speculation over the flight’s potential passenger coincided with a visit to Cuba by 20 international journalists, who had been invited to see the country’s economic reforms and rushed to the airport.

    “It was a normal flight,” one male crew member told reporters as he pushed past the cameras.

    http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/12/19430597-snowden-emerges-from-airport-hideout-seeks-temporary-asylum-in-russia?lite

  • Shadowfax

    Microsoft is in deep $hit now…

    Microsoft helped NSA, FBI access user info: Guardian

    (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp worked closely with U.S. intelligence services to help them intercept users’ communications, including letting the National Security Agency circumvent email encryption, the Guardian reported on Thursday.

    Citing top-secret documents provided by former U.S. spy contractor Edward Snowden, the UK newspaper said Microsoft worked with the Federal Bureau of Investigations and the NSA to ease access via Prism – an intelligence-gathering program uncovered by the Guardian last month – to cloud storage service SkyDrive.

    Microsoft also helped the Prism program collect video and audio of conversations conducted via Skype, Microsoft’s online chat service, the newspaper added.

    Microsoft had previously said it did not provide the NSA direct access to users’ information. On Thursday, it repeated that it provides customer data only in response to lawful government requests.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/07/11/us-usa-cybersecurity-microsoft-idUSBRE96A11R20130711

  • wbboei

    freespirit
    July 12, 2013 at 12:05 pm
    ——————-
    I totally agree with your comments and observations.

    We need an acquittal here, because that would represent a clear rejection of the narrative promoted by big media. This belated child abuse theory, has no legal validity absent a showing that Zimmerman knew that Martin was under 18, and is belied by the fact that at the moment of death he was on top of the “white” Hispanic pounding his head into the ground. However, it provides a convenient fig leaf for the jury, the corrupt big media, the corrupt state attorney’s office and the corrupt Obama administration to hide behind for their own abuse of power. The ultimate objective here, I believe, is to impeach the credibility of big media, so that thinking people no longer listen to them. They are not legitimate news organizations. Rather, servants of the establishment, who treat the American People like a toadstool, by keeping them in the dark, feeding them shit, and promoting violence.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/07/12/defense-to-make-its-final-case-in-zimmerman-trial/

  • wbboei

    Correction: promoting racial animosity and violence.

  • Shadowfax

    Holy $hit, guess why Janet Napolitano quit her job:

    President-Nominee Napolitano

    The Special Committee to Consider the Selection of a President has nominated the Honorable Janet Napolitano to serve as the 20th President of the University of California. If approved by the full Board of Regents on July 18, 2013, Napolitano will lead a university system with 10 campuses, five medical centers, three affiliated national laboratories, and a statewide agriculture and natural resources program. The UC system has more than 234,000 students, about 208,000 faculty and staff, more than 1.6 million living alumni and an annual operating budget of more than $24 billion.

  • Leanora

    Exclusive: New Black Panther Party coy on ‘rallies,’ ‘street maneuvers,’ post-George Zimmerman trial

    New Black Panther Party members are prepping for rallies and gatherings in the wake of the George Zimmerman murder trial, but are coy on whether violence, riots and other chaotic outbursts are potential ­ or welcome ­ offshoots of those events.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jul/12/new-black-panther-party-coy-rallies-and-street-man/

  • freespirit

    wbb, amen to this.

    “We need an acquittal here, because that would represent a clear rejection of the narrative promoted by big media. This belated child abuse theory, has no legal validity absent a showing that Zimmerman knew that Martin was under 18, and is belied by the fact that at the moment of death he was on top of the “white” Hispanic pounding his head into the ground. However, it provides a convenient fig leaf for the jury, the corrupt big media, the corrupt state attorney’s office and the corrupt Obama administration to hide behind for their own abuse of power. The ultimate objective here, I believe, is to impeach the credibility of big media, so that thinking people no longer listen to them. They are not legitimate news organizations. Rather, servants of the establishment, who treat the American People like a toadstool, by keeping them in the dark, feeding them shit, and promoting violence.”

    _______

    Even if Zimmerman were guilty as sin, the treatment he has received by Obama’s admin. and by MSM has been inexcusable. The accused in any case has a right a fair trial, in America – well the pre-Barack America. Zimmerman has been pronounced guilty by the president and his capo, Holden, and of course, by Baracks back-up singers, MSM.

    No doubt having had a role in the death of another human being, even while defending himself, has taken a huge mental and emotional toll. Then, to experience the full force of the federal government and media against him, and to have been publicly condemned before the trial even began – the mental anguish and fear must be just unbelievable.

    Regarding Snowden – This huge effort by Barack is his way of telling all other Americans out there who know of illegal actions on the part of the government, to STFU or be hunted down like a rabid dog.

    No tattling on Barack.

  • moononpluto

    Wonder what they have on Napolitano….something must be coming down the line.

    Who’s dipshit gonna put in HS then.

  • moononpluto

    SANFORD — Members of the New Black Panther Party are offering a $10,000 reward for the “capture” of George Zimmerman, the Neighborhood Watch volunteer who shot Trayvon Martin.

    New Black Panther leader Mikhail Muhammad announced the reward during a protest in Sanford Saturday. And when asked whether he was inciting violence, Muhammad replied defiantly: “An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth.”

    ……………………………………..

    Is’nt this felony conspiracy to kidnap and conspiracy to murder….gee wonder how long it takes the FBI to bash his door in…….

  • holdthemaccountable

    [Rep. Tom] Marino explores civil, criminal actions against administration
    Lawmaker criticizes move to delay part of health care act July 12. 2013 12:40AM
    …Not mincing words, Marino said this goes beyond his personal feelings about the president.
    “We’re beyond the point of showing that he’s incompetent. He’s no leader. He really doesn’t care about where this country’s going unless it’s his plan, so we have to step up,” Marino said.
    Sarah Wolf, Marino’s spokeswoman, said her boss is essentially looking to “investigate, identify and prosecute people within the administration, up to an including the president if it comes to that.”
    Marino, who spoke for close to a half hour on a range of issues, including the Supreme Court, spent most of his time talking about the president and the way Congress needs to step in and do something to limit the powers Obama has granted himself.
    Marino represents the state’s 10th Congressional District that encompasses a large swath of the Northern Tier and portions of Central Pennsylvania. When he was first elected in 2010 the district served portions of Luzerne and all of Wyoming counties.
    http://timesleader.com/news/local-news/669074/Marino-explores-civil-criminal-actions-against-administration

  • moononpluto

    This takes the biscuit….you say what?

    http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/man-rapes-duck-in-turkish-village-.aspx?PageID=238&NID=30133&NewsCatID=341

    Now i know its not right but the way guy wrote this, has made me think his career must be at the lowest ever.

  • TheRock

    I have been torn about posting comments regarding the Zimmerman trial. At the heart of this case, a 17-year old lost his life at the hands of another. Regardless what law was being followed at the time of the incident(‘Stand Your Ground,’ Self-defence,’ etc.), that boy’s life ended prematurely. The argument that he was a pothead and an MMA style fighter really do not matter. How many potheads run companies? How many cocaine addicts? Alcoholics? Embezzlers? And is it against the law to learn the martial arts? Is it against the law to be aggressive at school? If it is, then there are alot of people we should pre-emptively lock up. And what about Mr. Zimmerman? While prior bad acts are inadmissable, negating the inclusion of Martin’s juvenile record, prior legal activity can and should be used to assess mental state at the time of an incident and/or be used to justify pattern of behavior. He WAS a ‘wannabe’ cop (see Steve Zahn/Martin Lawrence movie ‘National Security’). His class schedule demonstrates knowledge of the law in a first responder enforcement capacity. His activities as a neighborhood watchman do indicate a pattern of behavior developing to suggest desire to go into law enforcement. And finally, the most significant indictment to his actions that night lives forever in the recording of the 911 call HE made identifying Martin as a suspicious character to the police. The dispatcher clearly stated that he should NOT engage Martin. Whatever the response time may or may not have been by the Sanford police, but for him ignoring that direct command by law enforcement, no confrontation would have ensued and the death of Martin would not have occured by his hand on that night. Those are the facts, not as I see them, but as they can be proved by the available evidence.

    All that said, it would be a shame if Zimmerman was convicted. This has been a sham trial from the start and Zimmerman is getting railroaded because of politics. The director of the documentary ‘Dirty Wars’ was asked why he was so mad that Alwaki, a YouTube avowed terrorist AND U.S. citizen, should not have been targeted and killed by drone strike. He answered that the mark of a just nation is not how the best citizens are treated, but how the worst citizens are treated. Alwaki was killed without due process of law because one man that had the power to order the use of deadly force did so at his choosing. Here, a large group of people have colluded, whether intentionally or unintentionally, to deny Zimmerman due process of law beginning the night of the incident and possibly ending with his conviction.

    If the prosecution and the investigation had proceeded on the basis of the recognition early on that but for his actions getting out of the car and engaging with Martin, the correct outcome would have been achieved. That does not necessarily mean a murder conviction. But starting from the intrusion by the president who maybe doesnt know that words matter, to the shameless actions by the city official telling the police to arrest a man because it would keep the peace, to this (if you can call her a) judge CHANGING the charge at the end of the trial are mind-boggling. It is the right of the defence to know and be able to prepare a defence to the charges they are facing and ONLY those charges. The prosecution has the right to change those charges, but only before trial AND with ample time given to the defence to prepare a defence to those charges. We are really living in a puppet state and have no right to even raise our voice at any other society’s means of justice. Ours sucks right now. One of the things that those of us from other countries have always admired about the US legal system is that it generally works. It is generally free of intrusion by higher ups on the political totem pole. It is generally NOT used as a political tool. It generally values life. It generally starts with decent cops (that isnt tounge in cheek either. I have had the pleasure of being ‘dealt with’ by cops that can only be described as racist, not to mention incidents like Diallo in NYC. Corrupt cops are not exempt from this either. A cop down here in Texas is on trial for stealing drugs from evidence for resale on the streets. But for the most part, those are the exceptions to the status quo). But what we are seeing in Florida now is the disintegration of the American system right before our eyes. Fairness is out the window. Scapegoating is the new watchword. Madam justice has removed her blindfold and is crying.

    Zimmerman should be acquitted of any and all charges levied against him, or if convicted, appeal to the Supreme Court. I’ll gladly donate to that fund.

    Hillary 2016

  • wbboei

    6 million white voters stayed home in 2012. Common sense suggests one of two possibilities: i) either they did not like the plutocrat candidate the RINOS selected, and/or else ii) they did not like the message which the RINOS promoted, because it did not intersect with their interests.

    Yet the RINO elites decided that the candidate was fine, the message was fine, it was the electorate that was screwed up, therefore they need to reach out to a demographic consistently votes for the other party. Make no mistake, Bush backed Marco Rubio is part of this charade.

    Why do they do this? I believe it is because, rhetoric notwithstanding, RINO senators like Hatch, McCain, Gramnesty, Heller, Aloit, Collins, Murkowski, et al. have consciously rejected the best interests of their constituents, support the expansion of Washington power, and have decided to become junior partners to the Dimocrats in that endeavor.

    The truth of the matter is this:

    If the party wants to go the way of the Whig party, then by all means listen to the RINOs, and the please don’t throw me into the briar patch vomit of leftist Dim hacks like Ruy Teixeira and Alan Abramowitz.

    If they want to survive and win election, then listen to what Sean Treade says below.

    For the nation itself to survive, both parties need to throw out the thieves, meaning the totalitarian leftists in the Dimocrat party, and the RINOS in the Republican Party, who are destroying the Constitution and the political system.
    ——————————————

    “In my recent four-part series on demographic changes, the 2012 elections and immigration reform, I suggested that census data and exit polls reveal that some 6 million white voters opted to sit out last November’s election. The data show these non-voters were not primarily Southerners or evangelicals, but were located in Northeast, Midwest and Southwest. Mainly, they fit the profile of “Reagan Democrats” or, more recently, a Ross Perot supporter. For these no-shows, Mitt Romney was not a natural fit.

    I drew the conclusion that one path forward for the Republican Party could involve, in part, reaching out to these voters by altering the GOP’s economic platform and messaging. There are still valid questions that flow from this: How much do Republicans have to change to win these voters? Do they pay a price with upper-income whites for such a shift? Can they make these changes and still be Republicans? What is the best path forward?

    These are great questions for further debate, but my point in the series was simply that there really are multiple ways to skin the electoral cat, and that the much-uttered meme “Republicans must pass the Gang of Eight bill if they ever hope to win another national election” is sorely lacking, at best.

    Some critics have not been content to argue these points. They have mischaracterized them as urging Republicans to ignore non-white voters. They then “double down,” if you will, by attacking their own mischaracterization.”

  • gonzotx

    Wbb,

    I have been reading a book on President/General Grant, written by H.W. Brands,have you read it?

  • Shadowfax

    Another super cute photo of Hillary –

    Is Hillary Clinton’s new hairstyle a 2016 makeover? Or do we need to chill?

    Hillary Clinton has a new hairstyle, which can only mean she is absolutely, definitely, positively running for president. Or maybe not. But the move to push her into the White House is gaining steam.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/DC-Decoder/Decoder-Wire/2013/0711/Is-Hillary-Clinton-s-new-hairstyle-a-2016-makeover-Or-do-we-need-to-chill

  • holdthemaccountable

    Looks like a busy news weekend. CA students plan to picket Sis. And House Republicans act like they might begin to roar. There’s a detailed article in local paper outlining how relieved schools and businesses are that OCare mandate for them is suspended. Marino is fired up and he’s tweeting a Hill piece about declaring OCare being unconstitutional – says Obama will have to come to Congress. Now, fingers crossed that admin’s longstanding and oft-re-asserted belief that immigration is dead … will finally settle comfortably into this soul.
    GOP leaders challenge Obama on immigration, seem unimpressed with Bush’s ‘benevolent’ nudge Published July 10.
    …Emerging from a closed-door meeting, GOP leaders affirmed a step-by-step approach to immigration but offered neither specifics nor a timetable — nor any mention of possible citizenship for an estimated 11 million immigrants living in the country unlawfully. Instead, in a written statement noting that the White House recently delayed a key part of the health care law, Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, and other leaders said the action raised concerns that the administration “cannot be trusted to deliver on its promises to secure the border and enforce laws as part of a single, massive bill like the one passed by the Senate.”
    Lawmakers streaming out of the two-hour meeting said Bush’s long-distance advice had not come up in a discussion that focused instead on the importance of securing the nation’s borders and a general distrust of Obama.
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress/house-republicans-grapple-with-way-forward-on-immigration-fate-of-11-million-here-illegally/2013/07/10/ff7f9352-e931-11e2-818e-aa29e855f3ab_story.html

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