The Hillary Clinton 2016 Campaign Theme Song Is…

We held a contest in the earlier comments section for the Chris Christie Bridgegate Theme Song. We think the obvious winner is Bridge Over Troubled Water but we’re open to new entrants in this most important joust – just nominate them in the comments.

We think it is also time for a Hillary Clinton 2016 Theme Song contest. [Count the seconds for BuzzFeed and others to muck with this most important international effort that will make the oceans rise and bring the planet to high heels.]

The nominees are:

This first contestant comes from the Hillary Haters still steamed about how Hillary skated by the Benghazi hearing (we warned them beforehand that congressional Republicans can’t organize a two song contest and that Hillary would beat them with ease. We wrote only a select committee or special prosecutor would work but, no surprise, they didn’t listen. Our only surprise about the Benghazi hearing was that Hillary wore green, not big pink or Celestial Choirs stinging yellow). The Haters want this song to represent the Hillary Clinton 2016 campaign, which we like because, well, Dinah, Doh:

Our second contestant from the Hillary Clinton pink walled triumphalism palace (currently under construction) is a poke in the, um, eye to the haters and those advising humility. Don’t you let nothing, nothing stand in your way:

From temporary Duck Dynasty exile this song for Mrs. Kay from Phil Robertson who maybe is taking a sly slap at Hillary. We’ll keep it in anyway as contestant #3:

Barack Obama race-baiters, furious because we repeatedly advise Hillary Clinton 2016 to ditch the Kook heavy Obama coalition in favor of the of the FDR/Bill Clinton New Democrat Coalition, send in this fourth contestant. We love pink and black trimmed Chanel suits so we let this one into the contest as well:

We’re throwing this fifth one in because of the Hillary Clinton mention in the season opener of Coven, it upends with scorn and laughter those witch Hillary pictures Haters love to post — and because Hillary is the White Witch right???? Right? Move over Stevie:

Well, after that no apologies no limits confession of a pagan metaphysical 2016 election campaign strategy with patented New Orleans rattler-viper-sperm-incense and all sorts of other JuJu walk on gilded splinters voodoo Salem power – let’s go all the way with #6 via Frank:

Fresh from an egg attack against his neighbors, presumably in diaper pants borrowed from Pajama Boy, Justin Bieber sends number 7 in. “Ya gotta believe”, the boychik in droopy draws says:

Our eighth and final contestant before the comments section weighs in is our nominee from 2008. They did not listen to us in 2008 and we know what happened. Will they listen in 2012? Listen up (ignore the typos):

Potential theme songs for other potential candidates in 2016 also welcome. Barack Obama themes such as “I’m A Loser” also welcome. Let a thousand chords be plucked.


145 thoughts on “The Hillary Clinton 2016 Campaign Theme Song Is…

  1. We applauded and laughed when she denounced Barack Obama. We mourned when she left this plane of existence. The great Etta James song coulda, woulda, shoulda been a contender:

  2. We will need MANY songs for 2016. I actually thought of Hillary the first time I heard Cher’s “A Woman’s World.”

    I also vote for “Tomorrow Will Be Kinder” by the Secret Sisters. It’s from the first Hunger Games movie soundtrack:

  3. ‘Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves’, hands down.

    Upbeat and if Hillary running again after she already won the primary in 2008 and hasn’t given up…if she isn’t the role model for women’s liberation, no one is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Yeehaw, I want to hear that song constantly until we get her in the Oval Office.

    I love Fleetwood Mac, Stevie and Amy…but this song is the winner in my book.

  4. A really old feminist song. It was the first song I taught my daughter – sang it to her from the day she was born.

  5. Friday night music, I love it.

    Two songs have distractions for me, Cher’s wacky wigs and a great song.
    Bon Jovi cause he is so darn cute…yum.

  6. jbstonesfan
    January 10, 2014 at 9:58 pm
    I like this one

    I’ve been waiting for your choice, ‘Under My Thumb’…are you joking?

    Mick was cute back then…I saw him live in Hawaii when we were young.

  7. Well, let me make a suggestion for the song which old timers like me and ABM 93 could relate to. This new fangled stuff is for the kids, and gets on our nerves:

    So long sad times
    Go along bad times
    Unemployment, foreign policy failure,
    Deficits to the moon, destruction of the middle class
    We are rid of Obama at last

    Howdy gay times
    Cloudy gray times
    You are now a thing of the past
    Jarrett, Michelle, Reid, Luberack
    Don’t let the door hit you in that ass on the way out

    Happy days are here again
    The skies above are clear again
    So let’s sing a song of cheer again
    Happy days are here again

    Altogether shout it now
    There’s no one
    Who can doubt it now
    So let’s tell the world about it now
    Our girl Hillary in 2016
    And a Republican Senate with McConnell tarred feathered and run out of town

    Color me crazy if you like, but the best years for the country were 1994-2000 when we had a centrist democrat president and a republican congress. I would like to see that happen again. I do not trust either party enough to give them all the marbles.

  8. Color me crazy if you like, but the best years for the country were 1994-2000 when we had a centrist democrat president and a republican congress. I would like to see that happen again. I do not trust either party enough to give them all the marbles.

    I second that emotion, wbb! Love your poem.

    So many great songs tonight. I love me some music!

  9. Shadowfax, to embed a Youtube, copy the url into the comment and hit “enter” before and after the url address. The URL should be on the line alone with an empty line above and below the address.

  10. admin
    January 10, 2014 at 10:43 pm
    Shadowfax, to embed a Youtube

    —Thanks Admin. I ended up trying something different before I saw your instructions. Just click on ‘share’ in youtube page and copy/paste that data line in the blog.

  11. A friend of mine likes to send me emails from his well healed or heeled friends who now have cause to hate John Roberts. I say it is fine to hate him, but let us at least be sure we are hating him for the right reasons. This is what I said–not that it really matters, I am just making conversation.

    When someone ventures a conspiratorial explanation for the bizarre behavior of someone you thought you knew, the tendency is to look for a dark motive. When that happens, I remember what an old Alaska lawyer told me: try the benign explanation first, which is not bad advice. Too bad the bot never does it.

    The strange decision by Roberts on Obama care, and the even stranger way he arrived at that decision, after the case was effectively lost in oral argument calls that conundrum to mind, for me at least.

    I just finished reading an email sent to me by a friend which posits that Roberts was being blackmailed by Axelrod. It seems that Roberts skirted the immigration laws for a family member, whereupon Axelrod who knows everything that is known and knowable knew about it and threatened to smear him for it.

    And because Axelrod is a person of low moral character, the theory has some resonance. However, it goes on to suggest that if this information was made public, the House of Bardi would fall and we would experience a second dark ages. Therefore, Roberts caved in order to save himself.

    Well, I suppose anything is possible. And I will note for the record that when the case was presented in oral argument to the Supreme Court, the strong consensus among lawyers and journalists was that Obamacare would be struck down. And when Roberts surprised everyone by upholding the act, the scuttlebut among law clerks and other cognisenti held that Roberts was all for striking down the law, then lost his nerve, Kennedy tried to bolster his confidence but failed.

    To me that has the ring of truth to it. I think Roberts was scared of what the Obama propandists would do to the majesty of the court, and to his standing in particular. But he had a sacred obligation to uphold the constitution and as I see it, he chickened out. If he had only done the right thing, millions of people would not be losing their insurance, seeing their premiums skyrocket and losing their doctors, and destabilizing our health care system.

    I see Roberts in the same terms as Pontius Pilot–afraid to do the right thing. The American People have a right to expect more from the most powerful jurist in the land, who occupies the position once held by John Marshall. But his bad act has produced its own karma. By failing to do his duty he has incurred the wrath which he hoped to avoid by not doing his duty. He is now a pariah among conservative lawyers throughout the land, and the cognicenti in general.

  12. Admin: very nice. ABM93 would have liked it. I think he liked Artie Shaw. I know he liked Helen Forrest.

    Here’s another one for the Joe Biden collection:

  13. wbboei
    January 10, 2014 at 11:20 pm
    Admin: very nice. ABM93 would have liked it. I think he liked Artie Shaw. I know he liked Helen Forrest

    wbboei…why are you talking about ABM93 in the past tense??

  14. …i should have realized when posting above to focus on posting the song and music with the lyrics choice instead of the video…the videos are distracting…

    guess i was so excited about figuring out how to post it…i also used the share and paste method…that i did not pay attention to that…

  15. I must confess that I am no fan of Christie and I have made no secret of this. But to see how big media is exploiting this issue, and ignoring the things that matter to the country like unemployment, Benghazi, the deficit, etc. is a clear abuse of power, and it is proving to be the model they will use as we approach 2016.

    Thus, for every Republican and independent who rejoices at the spectacle of Christie twisting in the wind, the trade-off is they are simultaneously confronting the machinations of big media. And when dealing with big media which is demonstrably an evil force, like the Nazis, or Senator Joe McCarthy, the following admonition is apt:

    They came for the Republican Christie,
    I am a Republican (or an independent)
    But my name was not Christie
    So I did not speak up. . . .

    Finally, they came for me
    And there was no one to speak up for me.

    Well, a few Republicans have spoken up–conservatives like Niki Haley, whom I support.

    And the RINOS? No, not them.

    They want to have good relations with the press.

    And that is their mistake.

    The believe, wrongly in my view, that rattlesnakes make fine pets.

    And if they are nice to them, they will not get bit.

    Well, I’ve done it again. I have taken the long way around the barn.

    The point is simple and straightforward:

    And Bill Jacobsen makes it in a clear cogent and convincing manner, like he always does.

    The only quarrel I have with his iteration is the closing sentence.

    He says do not feed the beast, i.e. big media.

    I disagree.

    I think we should feed them large quantities of strychnine, neat.

    And let them drink to their heart’s content.


    To defend Chris Christie

    Posted by William A. Jacobson Friday, January 10, 2014 at 11:14am

    It’s not about Christie, it’s about how other Republican candidates will be treated by the media.
    Christ Christie Bridgegate Press Conf 2

    When it comes to Chris Christie and Bridgegate, there is, as National Journal points out, a lot of “he’s getting what he deserves” attitude among Republicans.

    I get that. Christie likes to stick his finger in other Republicans’ eyes. He unfairly demonized Republicans upset that the Sandy Relief bill was stuffed with unrelated pork.

    Christie’s figurative wet, sloppy tongue kiss with Obama just before the election was dispiriting (and gross!).

    I get all that, and I can’t really blame people for enjoying watching him twist in the liberal media windstorm, as they seek to take him out of the 2016 race.


    I’m also not comfortable with the Republican rush to pile on before Christie had a chance to explain himself, and before the facts were known.

    If Christie lied in his press conference yesterday, he’s toast. You won’t need to pile on.

    But joining the media madness before Christie had a chance to defend himself was short-sighted

    Whether it was the false and defamatory supposed connection of Sarah Palin to the Gabby Giffords shooting, or the media frenzy over Mitt Romney’s (now vindicated) comments about Benghazi, there is no Republican immune from the media mob. Only Democrats are immune.

    With regard to Palin, I wrote:

    It does not matter whether you support Palin for President, whether you think she is electable, or even whether you like her. This is not about Palin, it is about the mainstream media’s desire to have Barack Obama re-elected at any cost and to take down any Republican candidate who stands in the way.

    Substitute Hillary for Obama in that sentence.

    This is not about Chris Christie. It’s about any number of other Republican candidates who will be met with the same faux-outrage and media-led obsession a year from now as the 2016 field begins to define itself.

    Don’t feed the beast.

  16. You may think it is inconsistent for me to support Hillary which condemning big media who is now poised to support her just as they were posed to destroy her in 2008. That assumption may or may not be true, but assume for the sake of argument it is true. I want her to win the presidency fair and square without their evil hand on the scale, and without the IOU’s that go with it. Ditto with Soros, Messina et. al.

  17. S
    January 11, 2014 at 12:02 am
    No. But he has not called me for a couple years. He sent me an email a year ago. If he is still reading the blog, perhaps he will post something. His goal was to live to see Hillary become president, and my goal was and is to help get him to the inauguration and be sure she knows about it.

  18. His goal was to live to see Hillary become president, and my goal was and is to help get him to the inauguration and be sure she knows about it.

    That’s wonderful, I hope we all go together, in one big Pink limo.

  19. S, I love the Cher song, as well.

    VH, I’m so glad you posted and Elton John song. Sir Elton never wavered in his support of Hillary. He did a fund raiser for her and was one of the few from the entertainment biz who had the courage to support the strong, smart woman rather than the cool, and as they should know by now, empty Barack.

    WOW! We’ve got many from which to choose.

    Here’s one to accompany Barack’s exit from the White House!

  20. That’s wonderful, I hope we all go together, in one big Pink limo.

    Woohoo! I’m mixing a margarita to that one, Shadow.

  21. Want proof that Obama has breathed new life into the economy. Big media is so excited about this that they can hardly contain themselves. Thanks to Barack, the unemployment rate has dropped once again, this time to 6.7 percent. The man is a genius, big media is an honest broker, and Elvis lives. But then we get the rest of the story. The part big media wants to hide, because it does not look so good for their hero. 92 million no longer looking for a job. And that is what is cause in fact of this precipitous drop in the unemployment rate. Yes. They really are evil people, for treating the American People like mushrooms, by keeping us in the dark and feeding us shit. But why should they care about us, or the country. All they care about is their fancy homes, their 401 ks and their luxurious lives. And, if that is not enough, they are married to other people in government, lobbying etc. So it is all incestuous. And that is why a stuffed prick like WashPo expert reporter and elder statesman can say we must not be pessimistic, we are at peace and the economy is booming. What he fails to recognize is that we are living in pre-revolutionary times, as the following article makes clear. And his conclusion that we should do away with the unemployment percentage because if is not only misleading–it is dis information, from an administration that could not tell the truth if their life depended on it. The other question he asks is prescient–what are those 92 million people doing.


    Currently a record 91.8 million Americans are no longer looking for work. That’s almost one and a half times the entire population of France.

    Although I admit to libertarian tendencies, I don’t think any of us can celebrate because of this. It’s an economic disaster that should be blowing even Chris Christie off the front pages.

    In fact, it’s much worse than that. It’s a human emotional disaster. Freud may have been wrong about a number of things, but he was right about this. Two mainstays that get us through life, other than religion, which Freud didn’t cotton to, are “love and work.” I don’t know about love, but the work part of our lives has been brutally kicked out from under us in the Obama years.

    The implications of this are actually terrifying. What are those nearly 92 million people doing with their time, other than sitting around depressed?. Many, of course, are on some version of welfare. Some are panhandling. We see the homeless on the streets of all our big cities. Others are moving into a shadow economy, much of it illegal (drugs, prostitution), not paying taxes on whatever they earn. It’s truly a sad situation. No wonder so many states are moving toward legalizing grass. Everyone wants to zone out.

    This is rapidly approaching a a pre-revolutionary condition, but not for a revolution many of us would want to undergo. To avoid it, a massive change must occur at the federal level. But Barack Obama, mired in a dead ideology, doesn’t seem prepared to do anything but prolong the situation with highly conventional liberal solutions that have failed for decades, maybe even centuries.

    And yet there is so much he could do. The most obvious, many of us know, is to unshackle the energy industry. He should dismantle much of the bureaucracy as well. There’s a lot more, of course. But the point now is to realize that when you have nearly 92 million people deserting the labor force in a country of 317 million (many of who are children too young to work), you have a catastrophic problem on your hands.

    And finally, let’s do away forever with the silly unemployment statistic (as in today’s 6.7% unemployed). It has no relevance to anything and is a form of disinformation. The labor participation rate is the true story.

  22. Do you think any of this matters to the Liar In Chief, his spoiled brat wife or Jarhead? I withdraw the question. The question is leading, the answer self-evident.

  23. Any of you remember how they finally confessed that the job numbers were rigged before the 2012 election?

    Now, Obama is currently pushing for further unemployment benefits extensions….because 99 weeks isn’t enough.

    Anyone else find it convenient that the god-awful jobs report coincides with the adminstrations newest push?

    Here is my prediction. Obama will tell us all and Congress the jobs report proves we need the extension, Congress will pass it, he will sign it….and the next month will bring a jobs creation “correction” to show his policies are adding a host of new jobs.

    Reader’s Digest version of this all….more bullshit from our Bullshitter in Chief.

  24. A fitting tribute from another blog to those noble and courageous seekers of wisdom and truth otherwise known as the White House Press Corps.

    lastconservative Don
    • 2 hours ago

    If there was so much as one true journalist in that room full of Obama leg humpers Carney (aka Ambrose Burnside) would have a nervous breakdown.

    But with this bunch of limpd!cks, he can say anything no matter how outlandish and they act like it is manna from heaven.

  25. Also Wbboei, your 11:20 p.m. song selection for Biden could also apply to Christie, although in a different sense of “barrel”. 🙂

  26. We’re trying to think of songs for all the candidates that are fair to them or capture something about what they will run on. We thought of “Onward Christian Soldiers” for Huckabee but we don’t like the religion mocking that implies, which is not intended by us. We’ll keep thinking.

    For Ted Cruz we thought of “Can’t you hear me knocking” by the Rolling Stones and “keep on knocking but you can’t come in” by Little Richard. That’s to capture Cruz trying to get the attention of the Republican establishment but they really don’t work and in the Stones song some might think we are accusing Cruz of drug use or something stupid. We’ve been thinking and we think we might have found a really good song for the Ted Cruz campaign really truly could and should use.

    Did we nail it? Does this capture the message the Cruz campaign wants to use:

  27. This is a fabulous song i found many years ago…..The one i’d wish Hillary would have sung to the Obama Democrats Faces.

    Honestly the words are so apt for them…….

    Best line : “You thought I’d break but you were wrong, that i wont see whats going on but i knew, here i am I’m alive and you’ll see i’ll survive without you, and i wont be the one who comes running, it aint like it used to be, its your turn to run to me”

    Elkie Brooks : NO MORE THE FOOL

  28. and this one because i love what the video does and the message…….Hillary 2016, I like the Remix Baby. Stir it up Girl.

  29. Hands down:


    and don’t you just love that line;

    People pay to hear what we say…” – that is, $200,000 a speech and up !!

  30. Biden 2016 :

    The Nolans – Pay Attention to me……could not be anymore perfect. laughed when i thought of this.

  31. Shadowfax January 10, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    How do I embed a youtube video on a pc? It just pops in correctly on a Mac.

    I’ve got an iMac and videos don’t embed. Could you tell me how to do it?

  32. wbboei January 11, 2014 at 12:25 am

    … no fan of Christie … but to see how big media is exploiting this issue, and ignoring the things that matter to the country like unemployment, Benghazi, the deficit, etc. is a clear abuse of power, and it is proving to be the model they will use as we approach 2016.

    Excuse me, but this is the same reason why I bucked all the fuss over the Obamacare rollout and the prospect of annulling the ACA out of spite for Obama: We’re ignoring the fact that the healthcare system as it existed before the ACA was in a shambles, very unfair toward those who needed it the most and with soaring healthcare costs. Something did/does have to be done, but what?

  33. Obama State Department Finally Admits Benghazi Killers Were Al-Qaeda Linked Terrorists

    Leader: Sufyan Ben Qumu, who has known extremist ties, became one of the top commanders of rebel forces in Benghazi. Sufyan Ben Qumu, who was reportedly once Osama bin Laden’s driver, was let out of the US military detention center in Cuba in 2007 and turned over to the government of Muammar Gaddafi on the condition he be kept behind bars. (Daily Mail)

    The Obama State Department finally admitted the Benghazi killers were al-Qaeda linked terrorists today ­ which undermines their claims for the past year that the attack was a spontaneous reaction to an offensive video.

    The State Department also admitted something that was first reported just 8 days after the attack – The terrorists were reportedly led by Sufyan Ben Qumu, a former Gitmo detainee.

    FOX News reported:

    The State Department on Friday for the first time blamed specific groups and militants for the 2012 Benghazi attack, designating them as terrorists ­ a move that further undermines initial claims the attack was spontaneous.

    The department announced that it was labeling Ansar al-Sharia in Benghazi and Ansar al-Sharia in Darnah as terror organizations, in part over their role in the Benghazi attack. It applied the same label to Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia, over a separate attack on Americans in Tunis.

    The State Department also labeled as terrorists Sufian bin Qumu, head of the Darnah branch and a former Guantanamo Bay detainee, and Ahmed Abu Khattalah, head of the Benghazi branch.

    Fox News previously reported that the two were suspected of playing a role in the attack. And despite State Department claims that Al Qaeda leadership was not involved and a recent news report echoing that assessment, Fox News has learned that bin Qumu has Al Qaeda ties.

  34. As long as we’re contributing campaign songs, I think we should remember the song picked for the 2008 campaign, which is still one of the best, in my opinion (I voted for it 5 times in 2008, and for “Rock This Country” 3 times). The song was Céline Dion’s “You and I”:

    I followed admin’s instructions and clicked “enter” before and after the link, we’ll see if it works…

  35. A propos, I went to a Céline Dion concert last Dec 5 and she didn’t sing “You and I”. Kind of disappointing, but she has an enormous repertoire.

    moononpluto January 11, 2014 at 3:05 am

    Yeah, real nice. I’d never heard that one.

  36. Turkish Parliament about an hour ago….punches, slaps, flying kicks, judge kicked in the head, ipads bashed over peoles heads, flying bottles…….

    Civility is breaking down in a big way over there.

  37. moononpluto January 11, 2014 at 10:41 am

    Turkish Parliament about an hour ago….


    Egad, talk about “yelling at each other” – I thought we had it bad!

    Then again, ministers resign and the government topples when corruption is uncovered in Turkey. Here, nobody calls for secretaries or president, or ValJar, to resign because of corruption. So, does that make us more reasonable than the Turks?

  38. Excuse me, but this is the same reason why I bucked all the fuss over the Obamacare rollout and the prospect of annulling the ACA out of spite for Obama: We’re ignoring the fact that the healthcare system as it existed before the ACA was in a shambles, very unfair toward those who needed it the most and with soaring healthcare costs. Something did/does have to be done, but what?
    Oh come now.

    The status quo ante was in shambles? Prove it. All I can tell you is before ACA the people who had insurance had lower premiums, lower deductibles, the coverage they wanted, and the doctor they wanted. Under ACA they are substantially worse off in terms of cost, choice, etc. And when employers put their people on the exchanges the situation will grow substantially worse. And then you have the disastrous roll-out and the serial lies that accompanied it, by Obama and Sebelius. The latter will be the subject of yet another oversight hearing shortly.

    The people who needed insurance the most were not getting it? Okay fine. Let’s address that problem, but let’s do it with a scalpel rather than a meat axe. The reason they chose the meat axe was not to help those people, because they could have done that by other means. The reason they did what they did was two-fold: first, it benefitted the big insurance, big pharma and the medical industry, who were in the hip pocket of the Republican Party previously. Second, the progressives aka communists wanted to take over and bureaucratize 1/6 of the national economy. Helping people who needed help was a pretext, because they could have accomplished that goal by other means.

  39. Did we nail it? Does this capture the message the Cruz campaign wants to use, i.e. Born Free:

    A cynic might say The Impossible Dream.

    But in impossible times impossible dreams become possible.

    Out with the bad air, in with the good, and the victim lives.

    Let us pray.

  40. Me: “….the healthcare system as it existed before the ACA was in a shambles, very unfair toward those who needed it the most and with soaring healthcare costs. Something did/does have to be done, but what?”

    wbboei January 11, 2014 at 11:43 am

    Oh come now. The status quo ante was in shambles? Prove it.

    Prove it? My turn to say, “Oh come now”. That was what the 2008 campaign was all about, and 1994 too. Don’t ask me, ask Hillary: She had all the statistics at her fingertips.

  41. An excellent article by Kim Strassel in this morning’s Wall Street Journal entitled Harry Reid’s Senate Shutdown. Since I no longer subscribe to their on-line addition, let attempt to paraphrase her key points.

    Big media has attributed Washington dysfunction on the Republican Party, and eulogized Harry Reid the right leader for our times. In so doing, big media echoes and re-echoes the talking points of Obama.

    Like EVERYTHING else big media peddles to the unsuspecting public, it is a total fabrication.

    The House passed over 200 bills in 2013, many of which had bi-partisan support.

    These bills addressed such crucial issues as job creation, cyber attacks, patent reform, pediatric research, and streamlining regulations for pipelines, Hurricane Sandy Relief.

    When those bills were sent up to the Senate, they died an ignominious death thanks to the obstructionism of one man. The fuck stick from Search Light Nevada, the frail, dottering, bespecaled, quavering voice of tyranny Harry Reid.

    Mr. Reid has single handedly engineered the grid lock in Washington.


    But acting as the White House gate keeper, introducing only those bills he wants, refusing to accept amendments, and now most recently ending the right of the minority party to filibuster.

    My friend John Thune defeated Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschale, aka Honest Tom who sleeps with Lobbyists, by pointing out that he was engaging in a similar form of obstructionism, which mattered to South Dakota voters.

    Whether it will penetrate the thick cranium of the sheeple in 2014 is, of course, the pertinent question.

    But this much is certain. The RINO is a reluctant dragon, corrupt as hell and lacking in moral courage. That said, if he does not at least attempt to make that argument, then we will never know whether it would have succeeded.

  42. Prove it? My turn to say, “Oh come now”. That was what the 2008 campaign was all about, and 1994 too. Don’t ask me, ask Hillary: She had all the statistics at her fingertips.
    That was one of many issues. And Mr. Obama at the time opposed universal health care. It is possible to support Hillary without embracing every position she holds on every issue. Unlike our counterparts in the democratic party, we are not bots.

  43. Obamacare could not have a worse spokesman and advocate than Zeke. He is angry, sarcastic, argumentative, and bitterly partisan. He avoids question through the filibuster. And like everyone else in this administration the test of a new idea is whether it is revolutionary and is supported by good intentions. The adverse impact of their hair brained schemes never seems to matter to them. Five minutes around him and you want to take a shower. Same reaction to Schumer. I am told that shaking hands with him is like shaking hands with a jelly donut. The larger point, the grand point in all this is simple: if the impact is bad, benign intentions, or even noble ones are utterly irrelevant, and they can be faked for the sake of some less noble purpose, like perpetual power. Not for nothing did Montagne note that the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and this is where these jamokes are taking us with bloated government, a dysfunctional health care system, and 20 million illegals, when 92 million Americans are out of work. Crony capitalism and communism seem to go hand in glove/

  44. I see where OFA (or OAF) has astroturfed some informational picketers in Santa Monica, who just happen to be government union employees. Any suggestion that these people are public servants is belied by what they did with the IRS scandal, and others like it. They operate at sufferance to the country, abuse their power and they only thing they care about is themselves. They are robotic, and you can tell by the glazed look in their eyes.

    Far be it from me to suggest that this characterization applies to all government workers or all unionized government workers, because government is a closed shop, thanks to decisions made during the Kennedy administration to get more votes for Democrats–which by the way is the same reason they want to make all these illegals citizens.

    But this Obama loyal fringe group are an entirely different story. They are opposed to the Constitution and limited government. They want the nanny state–and free drugs. I have no respect for them.

  45. wbboei
    January 11, 2014 at 1:52 am
    Do you think any of this matters to the Liar In Chief, his spoiled brat wife or Jarhead? I withdraw the question. The question is leading, the answer self-evident.

    And, you rest your case. 😉

  46. wbboei
    January 11, 2014 at 1:52 am
    Do you think any of this matters to the Liar In Chief, his spoiled brat wife or Jarhead? I withdraw the question. The question is leading, the answer self-evident.

    And, you rest your case. 😉

  47. I work up late and first logged into Pink, along with my cup of coffee, and delighting in watching the campaign selections by everyone.

    Admin, your choice for Rand is perfect. Rand could be a contender for playing in a Dr. Who show. The wackadoodle mad dentist with two heads.

    I am trying to think of the perfect song for Sweaters…is there a song by Mr. Rogers that goes off the deep end on religion?

  48. I’ve got an iMac and videos don’t embed. Could you tell me how to do it?

    I have a MAC at work, I just copy/paste the url from youtube into the comment window. It does it’s own thing by itself.

    On my home PC, when I do that, it just posts a link. So to embed, I click on the ‘share’ button in youtube, it gives a shorter link then the url, I copy and paste it into the blog.

    Admin has another way of doing it on a PC she/he posted above.

  49. I don’t know, somehow I prefer the songs that are upbeat, get you dancing and are sort of buttkickin’ from a woman’s viewpoint. That reminds me of Hillary’s courage.

  50. The difference between soldiers and civilians is greater now than it has ever been, because so few civilians ever served, therefore they cannot fathom the idea of the ultimate sacrifice, which is part and parcel of taking the oath, whether the oath taker understands it at the time or not. Soldiers are the modern counter culture.

    Justice Holmes, a veteran of the American Civil War, captain in the Massachusetts Volunteers who was left for dead at Antietam commented on this phenomenon in the speech he gave to entice Rough Rider Teddy Roosevelt to appoint him to the Supreme Court where he served with great distinction into his 90s. The name of that speech was A Soldiers Faith and it is more pertinent today than it ever was as you will see.

    We have learned the doctrine that evil means pain and the revolt against pain has grown more and more marked. From societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals, to socialism itself, we express in numberless ways the notion that suffering is wrong and can and must be prevented at all cost. A whole literature of sympathy has sprung into being which points out in story and verse how hard it is to be wounded in the battle of life, and how terrible and unjust it is that anyone should fail.

    Even science has played a part in the tendencies we observe. It has shaken established religion in the minds of very many. It has pursued analysis until at last this thrilling world of colors and sounds and passions has seemed to fatally resolve itself into one vast network of vibrations endlessly weaving an aimless web, and the rainbow flush of cathedral windows, which once to enraptured eyes appeared the very smile of God, fades slowly into the pale irony of the void.

    I do not know what is true. I do not know the meaning of the universe. But in the midst of doubt, in the collapse of creeds, there is one thing I do not doubt, that no man who lives in the same world as most of us can doubt and that is that the faith is true and adorable which leads a soldier to throw away his life in obedience to a blindly accepted duty, in a cause which he little understands, in a plan of campaign of which he has no notion, under tactics of which he sees no use.”

    In a recent CNN interview with a Navy Seal who lost all his comrades in a firefight in Afghanistan, the moderator Jake the Snake Tapper wondered whether the American People needed to know about this, the soldiers cause was hopeless, and they died for nothing.

    That sentiment was exactly what Holmes referred to as the prevailing view in this county in his time, with which his speech took issue. And the Navy Seal took issue with that statement which rolled out of Tapper’s mouth, so boldly and powerfully that Tapper looked like he wanted to crawl down a snake hole and hide. (Note: Tapper does much better when he is greeting Obama, and wishing him well. Even when Obama admits the surge in Afghanistan was political)

    Here is how the SEAL responded to this big media clap trap:

    “I don’t know what part of the film (of the battle) you were watching, but hopelessness really never came into it,” he said, shifting in his seat. “I mean, where did you see that? Because there was never a point where we just felt like we were hopelessly lost or anything like that. We never gave up. We never felt like we were losing until we were actually dead.”

    Whereupon Tapper proceeded to dig himself an even deeper hole. (Note: outside the Beltway there is such a thing as the law of holes. It says when you are in one, stop digging. Tapper however, a beltway denizen never got the memo.)

    “Just the sense of all these wonderful people who died,” Tapper replied. “It seemed senseless. I don’t mean to disrespect in any way, but it seemed senseless — all of these wonderful people who were killed for an op that went wrong.”

    Whereupon the SEAL let the yuppy journalist have it right in the kisser.

    “We spend our whole lives training to defend this country and then we were sent over there by this country — so you’re telling me because we were over there doing what we were told by our country that it was senseless?” Luttrell asked. “And my guys — what? They died for nothing?”

    “No,” Tapper replied.

    “That’s what you said,” Luttrell countered. “So, let me just say, it went bad for us over there, but that was our job. That’s what we did. We didn’t complain about it.”

    Watch the video if you care to.

  51. wbboei
    January 11, 2014 at 11:43 am


    imo…wbboei…your straight forward and succinct analysis is absolutely and unequivocally correct…

    the bottom line is Ocare is not about health care…it is about control, more taxes, more regulations and a payoff to drug and insurance companies…and more importantly to insiders that have profited millions from building a defunct website…wasted taxpayer money going down the drain…

    and let’s not forget all the waivers that went to politicians,unions and friends of O so they would be spared not only the personal costs and identity theft threats and limits of the personal plans, but also allowed to not have to contribute to “the pot” as everyone else is mandated to supposedly keep the costs low for the good of all…and if they don’t they get penalized and get nothing…ONE BIG SCAM AND FARCE…

    it did absolutely nothing to make the ‘Affordable Care Act’ AFFORDABLE…and as you say Wbb, conversely it has increased costs and they will continue to go up, up , up…and at the expense of personal choices we all once had…and god only knows what other hidden “regulations” are coming…

    not to mention O and his team’s cavilier attitude about who gets to see the personal information of every citizen…people who could actually be felons…and HHS does not even want to have to citizens notify people and let them know if their personal information has been hacked, they want no responsibility and will leave you hanging in the unknown…not as for example Target has notified people so they can take action to protect themselves…you want to talk “callous regard for the peope” you need look no further than Ocare…a bill that no one read and gave little thought to any of the consequences…a freaking Pandora’s box that no one knows what the hell is coming next…

    Wbb…I think you said it best when you said, the health care problems that existed should have been focused and dealt with scapel and corrected…

    instead O and his buddies came in without one opposition vote and blew up the whole health care system and were not even paying attention to what they did…

    rerouting traffic on the GWB is reckless and unacceptable…affecting the life, health and personal choices and confidential information of every citizen in the USA for their entire lives is much worse and beyond the pale…

  52. Shadowfax, we forgot about Sweaters. How dispiriting to think he is going to run. sigh.

    Sweaters should stay in the drawers because he does not have much to contribute other than sanctimony and defeat for the GOP. We don’t mind Rand Paul because he has some ideas to contribute and his attacks against Hillary are thus far all issue based (yeah he does give off a “wackadoodle mad dentist with two heads” vibe). Huckabee makes our skin crawl and he will be a real disaster for the GOP because of his defense and rescue of Todd Akin amongst other icky vibes we get from him.

    We don’t care for Christie but he is a real strong candidate mostly because he is from a blue state in the northeast and because he is a governor (executive experience). Other governors will likewise be strong contenders for the GOP and that is where we think the battle of 2016 will be: executive experience versus ideology based candidates. Governors like Pence (he really does not stand a chance) and Scott Walker in particular will challenge Christie strongly. Walker’s problem will be immigration reform but his strengths will be his successful fights against the public unions.

    Rubio’s time has passed because Jeb Bush will likely run (another strong contender but he has problems due to pro-immigration reform, that name, the fact that there are other governors like Christie with less liabilities). Rubio’s Jeb problem is compounded by Ted Cruz. Cruz is what Rubio should have been if he had not tried to betray the Tea Party in exchange for support from the business wing of the party (have we said lately that immigration reform is dead? Yeah, it’s still dead no matter how much the Republican establishment and the Chamber of Commerce plot to exhume it).

    Cruz is the strongest choice for the ideology wing of the party because he is smart, articulate, and fearless. Governor Perry who is also from Texas won’t pose the Jeb problem because he too has the amnesty immigration reform albatross around his neck while Latino Cruz can oppose amnesty from a very safe position. Cruz will likely get lots of help from Palin or Palin supporters who see 2016 as the election to not fight around the edges but for the whole enchilada.

    In the end we think the battle is between Cruz and Christie (the likely ticket although in reverse order). Walker and Paul will be runners up hanging around in the likelihood something happens to elevate them from bridesmaids to brides. After thinking through both our responses to Dailypuma in the previous article we think that Christie is in better shape now than before. For one one thing Christie has now fully awakened to the fact he needs his party to help him and he needs to help the party so he will no longer take gratuitous slaps at goopers in order to help himself selfishly. Also Christie now sees the full ugliness of Big Media with plenty of time to go before 2016. Finally Christie has the opportunity to ditch most of his New Jersey aides and acquire experienced national hands to help him bulk up for 2016.

    This is a preliminary assessment and leaves out potential superstars like Susanna Martinez. We’ll eventually get around to do a full on assessment article but we’ll wait until at least the end of the month when the Christie situation will be resolved mostly because Obama disasters will hit with Tsunami force by the end of the month (yes, that’s our likely next article).

  53. Enjoying all the posts! When it got really vicious during the 2008 primaries, this tune got stuck in my head. It should be one of Hillary’s theme songs.

    “Like It or Not” (Madonna)

    You can call me a sinner
    You can call me a saint
    Celebrate me for who I am
    Dislike me for what I aint
    Put me up on a pedestal
    Or drag me down in the dirt
    Sticks and stones will break my bones
    But your names will never hurt

    I’ll be the garden
    You’ll be the snake
    All of my fruit is yours to take
    Better the devil that you know
    Your love for me will grow

    This is who I am
    You can
    Like it or not
    You can love me or leave me
    ‘Cause I’m never gonna stop
    No No

    Cleopatra had her way
    Matahari too
    Whether they were good or bad
    Is strictly up to you
    Life is a paradox
    And it doesn’t make much sense
    Can’t have the femme
    Without the fatale
    Please don’t take offense

    Don’t let the fruit rot
    Under the vine
    Fill up your cup
    And lets drink the wine
    Better the devil that you know
    Your love for me will grow

    This is who I am
    You can
    Like it or not
    You can love me or leave me
    ‘Cause I’m never gonna stop
    No No
    You Know

    This is who I am
    You can
    Like it or not
    You can love me or leave me
    ‘Cause I’m never gonna stop
    No No
    You Know
    No No
    You Know
    No No
    You Know
    No No
    You Know
    No No
    You Know

    I’ll be the garden
    You’ll be the snake
    All of my fruit is yours to take
    Better the devil that you know
    Your love for me will grow

    This is who I am
    You can
    Like it or not
    You can love me or leave me
    ‘Cause I’m never gonna stop
    No No
    You Know

    This is who I am
    You can
    Like it or not
    You can love me or leave me
    ‘Cause I’m never gonna stop
    No No
    You Know
    No No
    You Know

  54. admin
    January 11, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    Thanks for that extended assessment on the Repub, possible candidates. Seems as though the R’s have the same divided party problem as the D’s these days and their winning contender for the general has to be able to either unite their party or pull in the central leaning Independents.

    Spider for Sweaters, good one.

  55. I saw in that Tapper interview something that others may not have seen, something that was not obvious to me at first blush. I was focused on his Barbara Walters style of interview which is more about the interviewee than the interviewer, which is a kind of arrogance that is prevalent in big media.

    He thinks the war is futile, the deaths were useless, something he could sell to a crowd of fiends when a Republican, not a Progressive Democrat of their liking is in office. Let me note for the record, I was opposed to both the Iraq War and the Afghan war–the one Obama and his fellow travelers referred to originally as a just war. I opposed it because our war making powers are costly, limited and they result in a loss of life. Also, from a geopolitical standpoint,there was no clearly defined national interest, public support or exit strategy.

    That is not Tapper’s position however. His position, as I understand it, is war is useless. He also is a rabid gun control advocate, so at least he is consistent. But a foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of a small mind.

    But the larger point here is not what Jake the Snake believes but what he does. Like so many in big media he has crossed the rubicon from objective reporting to advocacy journalism. So let me opine for a moment on that subject, so that you see for yourself how stupid he is. His point as an advocate was that war is useless, and the dead comrades of the SEAL died in vain. And he tries to sell that idea to a man who bleeds red white and blue, someone who believes in his heart that they were not victims but heroes. And Tapper is taken aback by the push back?

    Any competent advocate knows the limitations of his witnesses. He knows enough not to push them beyond their comfort zone. And if they are dealing with a witness who could be hostile, they do not push ask him to reject all that he believes in. If an advocate does that, it is a sure bet that they will find themselves twisting in the wind, and dancing like a hanged man, i.e. Jake Tapper.

  56. The theme songs for Biden are a riot!

    Totally agree, wbb!

    “The reason they did what they did was two-fold: first, it benefitted the big insurance, big pharma and the medical industry, who were in the hip pocket of the Republican Party previously. Second, the progressives aka communists wanted to take over and bureaucratize 1/6 of the national economy.”

  57. If Tapper had half a brain, what he would have asked the SEAL is this:

    From your experience as someone who has fought for this country, what do you say to those people who have not been in combat, see good men get killed without accomplishing the mission, and conclude from that that war is useless.

    The same question posed in that manner would not be argumentative, it would acknowledge the special insight that the seal has, and it would allow him to give the answer he tells family friends and loved ones about an incident which has been about as traumatic as it gets. Often, people who have lived through something like that find themselves bedeviled by the question of why–why was I the only one who survived.

    Preppy journalist that he is, none of this dawned on Tapper. He was thinking of his 401 k, and his stream of conciousness narrative which brooks no dissent. As a result he landed on his ass.

  58. BTW, little noticed but the Scott Walker “scandal” that was supposed to finish him off and hurt even his reelection chances in 2014 died this week while Big Media constructed a coffin for Christie:

    Special Prosecutor Francis Schmitz, who is looking into supposed illegal coordination between independent conservative groups in Wisconsin and the recall campaign of Governor Scott Walker, got a nasty surprise from a state judge on Friday.

    Some so-called “John Doe” subpoenas issued by Schmitz were ruled improper because they “do not show probable cause that the moving parties committed any violations of the campaign finance laws.” [snip]

    Democrats in Wisconsin are desperate. Walker’s public employee reforms have eviscerated the power of unions in the state and Democrats are looking for any way they can to even the playing field. Much of the cash, many campaign workers, and much of the energy in Democratic politics in the state comes from public unions. And with the unions crippled, Democrats are worried that the same coalition that brought Walker victory in the recall election will ride over them again in November.

  59. My suggestion for the theme song for our first Woman POTUS, who served as First Lady and ran as the Righteous Democratic Party Nominee in 2008 is the following:

  60. Lemonhead asked Debbiedowner why do you believe Obama when he says I did not know about Obamacare, IRS targeting, Fast and Furious etc. but you do not believe Christie when he says he did not know about the current issue. Her response was about what you would expect from that lame brain: one is a policy matter, the other is a scandal. A more convincing explanation would have been the president is responsible for a far flung network of agencies that comprise the executive branch and he cannot possibly know everything they are doing. But in the case of the Governor, we are talking about senior staff members who he personally hired and supervised and live with him under the same roof. In the fulsomeness of time Downer may tap her way through to that explanation, but for now it is just a matter of semantics.

    The Attorney General is not one thing. Yes, he is the President’s advisor and confidante on matters relating to policy. But he is also the chief law enforcement officer in the nation, such that when he violates to law, perjures himself before Congress and pursues a radical extremist partisan approach he has jumped the shark. Thinking back on all the Attorney Generals we have had, from Bobby Kennedy, to Mitchell, to William French Smith, to Judge Webster, to Cabana Al, no one has abused the office to the extent Holder has. The closest case was Mitchell, who broke the law in connection with a single incident namely Watergate, otherwise he was in the mainstream.

    Holder will always be the same black radical he was forty years ago when he and his fellow travellers took over a building at Columbia. Thus, it is no accident that he has appointed radicals just like him to positions of significant responsibility where they continue to thwart the law. The Constitution charges the President with faithfully executing the laws. Obama and Holder alike have violated that sacred duty consistently–including lying to a federal judge. But they go unpunished because big media protects them and dismisses any objection to their lawless conduct as political.

  61. Big media is so incestuous that they do not fire their failures–they recyle them. How else would Jeff Zucker who wrecked one network land at another network at set them on a similar course. Any recruiter worth his salt will tell you that the most reliable predictor of future success or failure is past success or failure, adjusted to reflect differing circumstances. And although failure should be a learning experience, more often than not it not so, because the same character flaws persist. Which brings us back to the subject of Zucker. Ailes was flattering toward his competitor. He complimented him profusely on his one success, which was a documentary on whales. This while Mrs. Vanderbilts prescious baby boy Anderson Cooper continues to tank and they are forced to bring fumigators on the set to eliminate the stench of Kathy Griffin. Evidently, Ailes has managed to get under the skin of Zucker, just as he previously got under the skin of the male paramour of the Ambassador to Japan, young Arthur scion of the family that owned the New York Times and still maintains editorial control. Like Arthur, Zucker knows an insult when he sees one, so when he appeared before the worlds greatest deliberative body Friday last, he refused to answer the questions and took that opportunity to launch a man bites dog offensive against FOX, by accusing that network of running the Republican Party. Since FOX is a credible organization which wins elections and the Republican Party is a not so credible organization that persists in losing them Zuckers theory can be dismissed as nothing more than a fit of peek. The most remarkable thing about his testimony was his appearance. Whether it was his paunch, his 7 o’clock shadow, the beads of sweat on his forehead or his tiny little ears, we will never quite know. But one thing everyone agreed on was that he came across as a prick with ears, who got past the censors. So hats off to Zucker. He has a great future, if he avoids the news and sticks to whales. CNN, the most trusted name in Icktheology.

  62. Where’s the apology to Admin, DailyPUMA????

    You are wrong as can be, and everyone that reads or posts on this blog knows it.

    Run back to your worthless site of links and pretend you know who is worthy or not. Seems you trashed Murphy too, and where is PUMApac?? Did you tick her off too?

    Oh, what is that, the Obama Logo tattooed on your forehead?

  63. I love the Tom Petty song for Hillary.

    Another of his songs would be appropriate for OFA and their idol Barack – ” lets get to the Point. Let’s Roll another Joint”.

    What about Madonna’s “Material Girl” for Meeshell.

  64. When Christie achieved an election landslide, with Hispanic as well as white voters, he affected the pose of Casey at bat, jutted out his jaw, pounded his chest and lectured the national party, that they should pay close attention to what he did, because in his words, this is how it is done.

    Well, once again, it depends on the meaning of the word it.

    Did it mean winning elections?

    Or does it mean retaliating against politicians and voters who were less enamorate of him, than he is?

    Regardless of the answer, he is getting the first part of his wish.

    Now, thanks to this scandal, everyone is doing what he hoped they would do—pay close attention to what he was doing.

  65. I know I have not gone nuts, so it must be the country that has. Here is one example of reaching across the aisle:

    Dear Governor Christie,

    I am writing this to you
    and I hope that you will read it so you’ll know
    My heart beats like a hammer
    and I stutter and I stammer
    every time I see you on the news.
    running like a bat out of hell from bridgegate
    I guess I’m just another fan of yours
    and I thought I’d write and tell you so.
    You worthless RINO schmo

    Hissshonor New York Mayor de Blasio (CPUSA)

  66. If CNN is still in business in 2016, and Zucker is still in charge, and they find that the whale movie documentary market is saturated, and they hope to refocus on politics, then given Zucker’s vilification of the Republican Party last Friday, it is highly unlikely that they will be given the nod on hosting debates. It would have been an uphill battle anyway based on Roly Poly Candy Crowleys overreaching in the Romney debates, but wittingly or not Zucker has managed to take them out of the running for any and all future debates by the way he conducted himself before Congress. If I were a big shareholder in Time Warner, I would be putting a ton of pressure on the Board to fire his lard ass. His performance was prejudicial to the business interests of the organization he supposedly represents. In that respect, he has much in common with Obama.

  67. I think they should put down whatever it is they are drinking.

    House Democrats: Climate Change Turns Women Into Prostitutes

    The Democratic party has found a new consequence of climate change: prostitution. Rep. Barbara Lee and twelve other House Democrats issued a resolution stating that climate change can cause food and water shortages, which could lead impoverished women to turn to prostitution as a means of income:

    “[I]nsecure women with limited socioeconomic resources may be vulnerable to situations such as sex work, transactional sex, and early marriage that put them at risk for HIV, STIs, unplanned pregnancy, and poor reproductive health,” it says.

    More broadly, the resolution says climate change will hurt “marginalized” women, such as refugees, sexual minorities, adolescent girls, and women and girls with HIV. It also cites Hurricane Katrina as evidence of how climate change can affect women, noting that the storm displaced “over 83 percent of low-income, single mothers” in the region.

    The purpose of the resolution was to call on Congress and the President to “recognize the effects on women, and to use ‘gender-specific frameworks in developing policies to address climate change.’”

    In the grand scheme of things, this resolution doesn’t really accomplish anything or make much of a difference. However, it does epitomize the way that our culture uses climate change as an explanation for everything these days, while masking (and therefore hindering) the real problem.

    YES, women who are living in poverty are more likely to resort to prostitution than those who are not. YES, among other factors, natural events such as droughts, hurricanes and famines do increase poverty. HOWEVER, the resolution fails to recognize that the aforementioned natural events have been affecting poverty since the beginning of time.

    Natural disasters are nothing new; they have been taking place for thousands of years and will, in all likelihood, continue to take place for thousands more. Their degree and severity will continue to ebb and flow; this is not something we can control.

    So instead of blaming the weather for increased prostitution and spending billions trying to prevent natural disasters from taking place, our government’s time would be better used addressing the core issue, poverty, which can be addressed by encouraging job growth.

  68. Christie has very big problems in NJ with his fellow Republicans. While I think the underlying nastiness of the Christie cabal was exposed at this time to bait and switch away from the Gates book revelations, it was in the pipeline to be exposed and ruin his “too big for his gigantic britches” ambitions. His political godfather Tom Keane was already gunning for him over a Christie betrayal of working against the political career of Keane’s son. Kicking down on your way up has a way of biting you.

    “On the one hand, I think he’s got a lot to offer. I think he’s the most able politician since Bill Clinton,” Kean told The Washington Post. “On the other hand, you look at these other qualities and ask, do you really want that in your president?” H/T to the Agonist. Even with the best case scenario, Christie has surrounded himself with idiots, made enemies of people he did not need to, and bit the hand that helped him on the way up. We already have a petty and nasty president and we don’t want another one. At least not this soon. I think the Jersey Republicans saw an opportunity to knock Christie out and took it. The media and Democrats do not have an easy target to build up and then knock down on their own timetable. They did everyone a favor but Christie by knocking him out this early so little time, money, and effort was wasted on him. NJ Republicans used the Democrats and media for their own purposes. Bravo.

  69. For anyone still following the ‘Big Lie’. I am.

    An Insoluble Problem?

    One of our regulars, Zenway, tipped us to a new article concerning some of Barack Obama’s lies, but specifically the one “big lie” involving Obama’s supposed original birth certificate. With regard to the incuriosity of the mainstream media, Nick Chase asked,

    Do you suppose we could get them to take another look at the big lie of April 27, 2011? The lie that is central to Barack Obama’s identity? The lie the dinosaurs not only glossed over, but for which they excommunicated from the human race anybody who dared to point out it was a lie?

    I refer, of course, to the long-form “birth certificate” forgery for Barack Obama released by the White House to the world as a digital image on April 27, 2011.

    I’d venture to guess that hell will freeze over before the mainstream media truly analyze Obama’s so-called birth documentation.

    We’ve written numerous articles ourselves, trying to make sense of the complicated and contradictory details handed to us in the form of Obama’s several birth certificates. (See here, here, here, here, and here.)

    It remains to be seen whether or not the mystery surrounding Obama’s birth certificate is an “insoluble problem”. Despite unending attempts by Obama’s supporters to obfuscate, which speaks volumes, the Cold Case Posse claims to have found “hard document evidence” that will shed light on (perhaps even solve?) this mystery.

    By now, we’re only too familiar with the many “outrageous details” associated with this man known as Barack Hussein Obama II (aka Barry Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, aka Soebarkah. See here for more possibilities).

    We also know how they try so hard to make the mystery as contradictory and complicated as possible.

    It’s their modus operandi.

    Read More @

  70. “Rock this country” was the runner-up for the 2008 campaign. Actually, I think it would be better as a victory song than as a campaign song. Still like “You and I”

  71. Mormaer January 12, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Christie has very big problems in NJ with his fellow Republicans…. bit the hand that helped him on the way up…. NJ Republicans used the Democrats and media for their own purposes.

    Very interesting, and jibes with what I heard from my contacts in NJ.

    I think the only reason he won so big last year is because of low turnout for Barbara Buono. The Dems weren’t willing to put up a fight for Buono, she had no team behind her and I’m sure that’s because Obama decided to soft-pedal on his pal Christie.

  72. Mormaer January 12, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Christie has very big problems in NJ with his fellow Republicans…. bit the hand that helped him on the way up…. NJ Republicans used the Democrats and media for their own purposes.
    I think it is what I mentioned a few days ago about him, even before this scandal broke: everything Christie says, and everything he does, is about Christie. He has no coattails with other Republicans and he is not a “party builder” for a red party in a blue state which needs a little–no a lot really, of party building. They resent him for that. And Republican in general resent his sloppy lip lock with Obama, and his proud boast to Republicans in general after he won the election by a landslide with minority voters, i.e. THIS is how it is done, subtext read: I AM THE GREAT I AM. I DON’T NEED ANY OF YOU, CAUSE I’VE GOT ME, AND I’VE GOT BIG MEDIA EATING OUT OF MY HAND . . . . Well so much for then. This is now. And the bigger (and fatter) they are, the harder they fall.

  73. Gonzo:

    I found this sentimental tribute to your dad’s commander in WWII, George Patton.

    It was narrated by a future President, Ronald Reagan.

    Reagan was a man of passion.

    Obama is what the Russians refer to as a dead soul.

    Despite the outward appearance of a hail fellow well met.

    Gates comments this morning serve to reinforce that point.

    A point which we on this blog have understood to a fare thee well

    From the very beginning.

    The public saw only the mask.

    We saw clearly what was underneath it.

    Namely, the void.

  74. This is one to watch. Will the court really deprive citizens of one of the basic freedoms this country was founded on? Watching the obama regime try to bully people into violating their religious beliefs should make us all very nervous.

    Obama Regime Tells Supreme Court Business Owner’s Religious Beliefs Not A “Legitimate Reason” For Them To Deny Birth Control, Abortifacients To Employees…

    To state the obvious, this goes against everything this country was founded on.

    Via Politico:

    The Obama administration has asked the Supreme Court to uphold the Affordable Care Act’s requirement that most employers provide contraception in their health plans, even if a company’s owners have religious objections.

    In arguments filed late Friday, Justice Department lawyers told the court that an employer’s religious beliefs aren’t a legitimate reason to deny something as important as preventive care to an employee who is entitled to it under the health law.

    “The connection is too indirect as a matter of law to impose a substantial burden” on employers’ right to practice their religion, the lawyers wrote in their opening argument defending the contraceptive requirement against Hobby Lobby Stores Inc.

    The national craft chain says the requirement violates its religious rights. The Obama administration argues that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which provides more religious protections than the First Amendment, was never meant to apply to corporations.

    Keep reading…

  75. 🙂

    “My own view is that most politicians pose as know-everythings when they run for office and know-nothings after they are elected,” I replied, hoping that such a general observation would end this discussion before we started tossing things at one another.

    “What do you mean?” he asked looking genuinely surprised.

    “Well, Obama claims not to have known about almost anything his administration has done until he’s read it in the newspaper. And once he does know, no one seems to get punished for his or her misdeeds. He lied repeatedly about ObamaCare and Benghazi which affects many more people more substantially than a traffic jam — and yet, no one has been fired and the press has not spent a lot of time covering the bad deeds or the lies about them.”

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  76. Yes, there were many clues that what Gertrude Stein said about Oakland was even more true about big media messiah Obama:

    Shorn of the pretense, the hype, and the theatrics, there is literally “no there there”?

    This was evident in the debates.

    You may recall his comments that when he became president he would give guidance but would let others do the lifting.

    He compared himself to a ceo, rather than a ceo.

    The subtext of what he was saying was clear to those who had eyes to see and ears to listen.

    I will not get involved in the nuts and bolts of governing.

    And he proved it when the economic crisis hit, he went back to congress, tried to speak, and was rebuffed.

    Politically, with big media in his hip pocket and Soros backing the party folded like a cheap watch.

    But from a governing standpoint he showed us all he was made of, namely smoke and mirrors.

    And that was all it took to seduce the gullible sheeple.

    I do not blame the poor who rallied to his message nearly as much as I blame the rich who should have known better.

    But sheeple are sheeple.

    The condition is emotional rather than intellectual.

  77. “My own view is that most politicians pose as know-everythings when they run for office and know-nothings after they are elected,”
    They are a mile wide and six inches deep. They know only what their staffs tell them. They are glib and have good short term memories. And they are whores. If I were asked to write a job description for a dimocrat or rino position those would be the job related qualifications I would stress, insist upon and interview for.

  78. Did anyone watch The Fifth Estate, the movie about Wikileaks?

    It got terrible reviews, but I thought it was pretty good.

    Don’t know if it’s true our not, but some gov. official in the movie, a woman said that one of the correspondents that was leaked was her email, and she said some foreign leader was dangerous because he was so dumb, she said she signed Hillary’s name to it so she wouldn’t get caught.

  79. The media isn’t even going to wait to see if she runs before piling on her:


    The Hill:

    Both have this as “top of the page” story. HuffPost is linking to it as well as Drudge. Expect Breitbart and RealClearPolitics to have it front and center tomorrow.

    I want her to run, I want her to win, but I wouldn’t blame her if she said the hell with this.

    Then the Dems will have NO ONE to run.

  80. Good, Hillary must have a list a mile long and they know she is coming for them and they deserve it for the backstabbing and cruelty they inflicted on her.

    And they are right AirClaire for me would be rode out of town on a great big railroad, i’d make that woman a cleaner in some hellhole in the depths of Antarctica with only a toothbrush to do the toilet with.

  81. Secretary of State John Kerry, the late Edward Kennedy, and a number of other prominent Democrats including Sens. Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Jay Rockefeller (W.Va), Bob Casey (Pa.) Patrick Leahy (Vt.), and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (Md.) are on the Clinton hit list?

    Hell, deserve to be on the hit list of every loyal American regardless of party affiliation.

    The record shows that each of these people have at various times thwarted an economic recovery, promoted a culture of dependency, deceived the people, disregarded the constitution and played the race card.

    For these and other acts of malfeasance and misfeasance they belong on the hit list of every voter who cares about the future of this nation, for they have done incalculable harm to the American People.

  82. Well, it was only a matter of time before Rove gave us his assessment of the political impact of the Christy scandal, and, mirabile dictu, he has found the silver lining. He claims it is not really the bad thing it seems to be, but actually a really really really good thing for Christy. Oh? And why is that? Simple, the scandal has given Christy credibility with the Tea Party. Does that sound plausible to you? It begs the inevitable question of whom do they hate more–a RINO who takes political revenge on voters, or a big media who at the moment are crucifying Christy, but have also so abused their power that they have become the greatest threat of all to the American People? One form of hate may be greater than the other, but I would hate to live with the difference. Putting aside the absurdity of Rove’s hypothesis and his vow to wipe out the Tea Party this prediction is likely to backfire. Moreover, when it comes to prognosticating on such matters, Rove broke his pick when he called the 2012 presidential election for Romney.

  83. wbboei
    January 13, 2014 at 4:53 am
    Rove has showed his cards. And so has Christi by who is defending him. Rove works for big money who pick candidates who will protect their interests come hell or high water. Now they have to start over before their stooge even got out of the gate. LOL. It screws up their timetable and money raising. Rove did this in Texas with the Cruz/Dewhurst senate race and he lost his rear end. He wants to pick the candidates only no one is listening anymore. I really hope Stockman can get that chump Cornyn into a primary runoff and embarrass him (and Rove). It is like watching a game and everyone is cheating.

  84. Walmart’s employee health plans cheaper & better than Obamacare

    The Washington Examiner reports, Jan. 7, 2014, that Walmart’s health plans for its employees are more affordable and provide significantly better access to high-quality medical care than Obamacare.

    That’s what independent insurance agents affiliated with the National Association of Health Underwriters, as well as health policy experts discovered, when they compared Walmart’s plans to Obamacare’s, at the request of the Examiner.

    Walmart offers its employees two standard plans, both managed by Blue Cross Blue Shield:
    Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) that costs more out of employees’ pockets but has lower deductibles. For a monthly premium of only $40 (individual) or $160 (family), the enrollee gets full-service coverage through a Blue Cross Blue Shield preferred provider organization.

    Health Savings Account plan that includes high deductibles but allows tax-free dollars to be used for coverage.

    Other advantages of the Walmart plans include:

    1. Unlike Obamacare, there are no income eligibility requirements for the Walmart plans.

    2. Age and gender do not alter premium rates.

    3. The company plan is the same for all of Walmart’s 1.1 million enrolled employees and their dependents, from its cashiers to its CEO. In contrast, we all know of the politicians (White House, Congress, Supreme Court) and groups (favored unions) who are exempt from Obamacare.

    4. Walmart’s monthly premiums are 5 to 9 times lower than those of unsubsidized Obamacare enrollees.

    For example:

  85. Another slam at Hillary by _ucker Carlson’s Daily Caller, the little bow-tied twit. A few days ago, DC actually pretended it was news that a co-founder of a Hillary 2016 PAC with which she is not directly associated, had deliberately caused a traffic jam when he worked for Al Gore in 2000. Big news, right?

    Today, the twit’s blog wants the public to know that Hillary’s aides made jokes about Ted Kennedy’s death. Big woop, huh? I found the link at Blogs for Hillary, and made the mistake of going to the article at the DC site. It’s just a stupid attempt at a hit piece, more gossip than anything. _ucker claims that Bill had begged Ted not to endorse O in 2008, reminding him that he (Bill) had authorized much extra Coast Guard time to search for John Jr. after the plane crash. How, and more importantly whether, Tuck could have confirmed that info is anyone’s guess. After throwing a few stones at the Clintons, and one or two at O other 2008 Dem candidates, he links an article to NYT, presumably regarding the alleged joke making by Hillary’s aides about the death. I didn’t read it.

    What is this – high school? Hillary is not in charge of every adult who has ever worked for or around her. If this sophomoric “reporting” is an effort to do damage control for Christy, the Gov. needs to call them and demand that DC STFU. It makes Christy appear desperate, and Tuck look like the silly, immature twit he is.

  86. BTW, if Tuck thinks it will damage Hillary if people find out that her aides made a joke about Teddy K’s death, he would think he’d hit the mother lode if he could read what some of Hillary’s supporters had said about him. Uppity Woman used to crack me up referring to him as the “Chappaquiddick Chauffeur”.

    Tucker needs to lighten up. It’s gonna take way more than he’s got to deter people from supporting Hillary.

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