How To Destroy Hillary Clinton 2016, Part II

Jim David Messina, Donna Brazile, Claire McCaskill, have decided to save themselves by ostentatiously endorsing Hillary Clinton 2016 contra what they did in 2008. Messina’s PAC, Brazile, and McCaskill also think this is a smart way to imprison Hillary Clinton into support of the flaccid and droopier by the day Barack Obama even though this hurts Hillary Clinton 2016.

Messina, Brazile, McCaskill and the assorted DailyKooks that termed Hillary Clinton 2008 a ‘racist corporatist dynastic has been’ have Barack Obama’s interests, not Hillary Clinton 2016, as their concern. Messina, Brazile, McCaskill and the DailyKooks do not want Hillary Clinton to denounce Barack Obama and all his works and thereby turn lame duck Barack Obama into dead duck Barack Obama.

Wayne Gretzky, the greatest hockey player ever once said I skate to where the puck is going to be, not where it has been. Where is that lousy puck, Barack Obama, going to be in 2015 and 2016 when the next presidential election cycle is in full play? Brian Schweitzer, ready to run in 2016, thinks Obama will be a dead weight in 2016 and that’s why he is running away from that puck Obama:

“This Democrat thinks he can win in 2016 as the anti-Obama

The question was simple enough: Is there a single thing President Obama has done that you consider a positive achievement?

Finally, he spoke.

“My mother, God rest her soul, told me ‘Brian, if you can’t think of something nice to say about something change the subject,’” he said.

But he couldn’t help himself, slamming Obama’s record on civil liberties (the NSA revelations were “un-effing-believable”), his competency (“They just haven’t been very good at running things”), and above all, Obamacare (“It will collapse on its own weight”).

Schweitzer is not a serious candidate and poses no threat to Hillary Clinton 2016 but Schweitzer see Barack Obama as the little puck he is and knows that Barack Obama is poison and by 2016 Barack Obama will be radioactive – dangerous to even approach lest you glow unnaturally.

“When you choose your next national leader, ask them how they’re going to be different than Bush,” Schweitzer told msnbc. “Ask them how they’re going to be different than Obama.”

On the eve of Martin Luther King’s birthday, Barack Obama’s long time mentor, friend, and pastor, Jeremiah Wright, quoted King saying “I have a dream” and mocked Barack by attributing “I have a drone” to him. Michael Moore in a widely discussed article called ObamaCare “awful“. And Cher, even Cher says “Obama let us down.” Cher has lost hope and has gotten back to her counter-cultural roots by declaring she does not trust the government. These accurate assessments of Barack Obama come from the left yet some think Hillary Clinton 2016 should um, cling, to Obama.

Republicans/conservatives are especially confused about Hillary Clinton 2016 and instead of looking for where the hockey puck will be, prefer to listen to Obama propagandists. They think it is insane to run from Obama. “It’s insane” they say, what Schweitzer says The former governor is gambling that Democrats won’t just want an alternative to Clinton in 2016–they’ll want a complete and total rejection of the Obama presidency. “That’s insane” they say:

“Which is insane. Specifically, as Jamelle Bouie says, it’s insane because black Democrats continue to support O with stratospheric job approval numbers after turning out for him to an unprecedented degree in 2012. If they had turned out at the same rate that year as they did in 2004, Romney would have won the election — and Democratic leaders are, of course, keenly aware of it. Their great fear in 2016 is that black and Latino turnout rates will revert to pre-Obama levels, leaving the party in deep trouble against a strong GOP nominee. (That’s why Christie worked hard to pad his margins with Latinos in his gubernatorial run last year. Ninety percent of his own primary pitch will be aimed at convincing righties that he can pick off more votes from those more or less ungettable groups than anyone else can.) The point is, as natural as it is for ideologues to try to reorient a party their way after eight years of an incumbent president making compromises to stay viable in the center, liberal Democrats have a special challenge in running away from O. They need to reject disfavored parts of his legacy while taking care not to reject them too harshly lest minority voters in the Obama coalition take offense.”

That’s sensible but only if you believe that the Obama coalition is an enduring coalition. If you believe that young voters burned by ObamaCare and the NSA will not vote for someone who tells the truth about Obama then Schweitzer is insane. If you believe that the black unemployed and a destroyed black middle class must be kept from the truth about Barack lest they turn on you then Schweitzer is insane. If you think that the Latino jobless will reject truth for love of Barack then Schweitzer is insane. If you think that Hillary cannot get white working class voters to make up for the loss of Obama coalition voters offended by the truth then perhaps fictions must be maintained and truths not be spoken. But Hillary Clinton 2016 can get back to the winning FDR coalition and bring the armies of Obama unemployed along to the voting booths.

Reaching way back to 2004 numbers to suggest the Obama coalition is stable is too much of a stretch. Even the article cited to support such flimsy analysis raises questions:

“Even with demographics seeming to favor Democrats in the long term, it’s unclear whether Obama’s coalition will hold if blacks or younger voters become less motivated to vote or decide to switch parties.

Minority turnout tends to drop in midterm congressional elections, contributing to larger GOP victories as happened in 2010, when House control flipped to Republicans.

The economy and policy matter. [snip]

Whether the economy continues its slow recovery also will shape voter opinion, including among blacks, who have the highest rate of unemployment. [snip]

William Galston, a former policy adviser to President Bill Clinton, says that in previous elections where an enduring majority of voters came to support one party, the president winning re-election – William McKinley in 1900, Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1936 and Ronald Reagan in 1984 – attracted a larger turnout over his original election and also received a higher vote total and a higher share of the popular vote. None of those occurred for Obama in 2012.

Only once in the last 60 years has a political party been successful in holding the presidency more than eight years – Republicans from 1980-1992.

“This doesn’t prove that Obama’s presidency won’t turn out to be the harbinger of a new political order,” Galston says. “But it does warrant some analytical caution.”

Early polling suggests that Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton could come close in 2016 to generating the level of support among nonwhites as Obama did in November, when he won 80 percent of their vote. In a Fox News poll in February, 75 percent of nonwhites said they thought Clinton would make a good president, outpacing the 58 percent who said that about Vice President Joe Biden. [snip]

Jealous says the 2014 midterm election will be the real bellwether for black turnout.

That “bell” is going to sound rather tinny if 2010 election results and current polling is any guide to the future. As we wrote:

“Hillary Clinton can win by bringing back senior voters and the white working class voters that have dumped the Democratic Party they once gave allegiance to. This will enrage the DailyKooks and Obama apparatchiks. But it is the only way for Hillary Clinton to win.”

In 2014 Hillary Clinton 2016 better start thinking about tomorrow and where the puck will be:

“Much of it is out of her hands. Low job approval numbers for President Obama, should they persist, will make it difficult for any Democrat to win, even with the party’s seeming Electoral College edge and growing demographic advantages among minorities and the young. Just ask John McCain how President George W. Bush’s unpopularity affected his 2008 White House bid.”

We know the once shiny tin puck is beat up real bad these days. Those that once polished it now shun it.

The trendlines and the straws in the wind all indicate which way the the prevailing forces are going. What about ObamaCare and 2016? Where will the ObamaCare puck be? Megan McArdle warns that 2015 will not be a good year for ObamaCare and candidates running in 2016 are forewarned:

“The law is unpopular, not only with voters, but also apparently with the consumers who are supposed to buy insurance. The political forces that were supposed to guarantee its survival look weaker by the day. The Barack Obama administration is in emergency mode, pasting over political problems with administrative fixes of dubious legality, just to ensure the law’s bare survival — which is now their incredibly low bar for “success.”

Although the fixes may solve the short-term political problems, however, they destabilize the markets, which also need to work to ensure the law’s survival. The president is destroying his own law in order to save it. [snip]

Many of the commentators I’ve read seem to think that the worst is over, as far as unpopular surprises. In fact, the worst is yet to come. Here’s what’s ahead:

· 2014: Small-business policy cancellations. This year, the small-business market is going to get hit with the policy cancellations that roiled the individual market last year. Some firms will get better deals, but others will find that their coverage is being canceled in favor of more expensive policies that don’t cover as many of the doctors or procedures that they want. This is going to be a rolling problem throughout the year.

· Summer 2014: Insurers get a sizable chunk of money from the government to cover any excess losses. When the costs are published, this is going to be wildly unpopular: The administration has spent three years saying that Obamacare was the antidote to abuses by Big, Bad Insurance Companies, and suddenly it’s a mechanism to funnel taxpayer money to them?

· Fall 2014: New premiums are announced.

· 2014 and onward: Medicare reimbursement cuts eat into hospital margins, triggering a lot of lobbying and sad ads about how Beloved Local Hospital may have to close.

· Spring 2015: The Internal Revenue Service starts collecting individual mandate penalties: 1 percent of income in the first year. That’s going to be a nasty shock to folks who thought the penalty was just $95. I, like many other analysts, expect the administration to announce a temporary delay sometime after April 1, 2014.

· Spring 2015: The IRS demands that people whose income was higher than they projected pay back their excess subsidies. This could be thousands of dollars.

· Spring 2015: Cuts to Medicare Advantage, which the administration punted on in 2013, are scheduled to go into effect. This will reduce benefits currently enjoyed by millions of seniors, which is why they didn’t let them go into effect this year.

· Fall 2015: This is when expert Bob Laszewski says insurers will begin exiting the market if the exchange policies aren’t profitable.

Puck Obama and his ObaminationCare scam will break the back of any candidate who supports him and/or it. 2014 will be bad. 2015 will be worse. Hillary Clinton 2016 needs to say “the puck stops here.

Those who want to destroy Hillary Clinton 2016 will seek to tie Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama in order to keep Barack Obama afloat in 2014. For Obama supporters it is still all about Obama. For Obama supporters Hillary Clinton is a sacrificial lamb on the alter of Obama worship.

Hillary Clinton should, as quickly as possible, tell Barack Obama, Obama strategists, and ObamaCare, “Puck You”.


145 thoughts on “How To Destroy Hillary Clinton 2016, Part II

  1. California ObamaCare 2014, the supposed success story:

    Obamacare’s Dismal California Numbers
    900,000 Californians lost their health plans by January 1, 500,000 signed up on the Obamacare exchange.

    This week, the state of California finally got around to announcing how many people had signed up for health insurance through the state’s Obamacare exchange by the end of December. Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas of the Washington Post’s WonkBlog immediately declared victory in a post titled, “In California, Obamacare is succeeding.”

    But even if all or most of the 500,000 people who signed up for Obamacare by December 31 end up paying their bills, is that really a success? Leaving aside important questions about the quality and cost of Obamacare plans, the enrollment numbers are not impressive. The California exchange is doing very little to achieve the goal of insuring the uninsured.

    Recall that California did not allow insurers the opportunity to re-offer plans canceled by Obamacare. Anne Gonzales of Covered California confirmed to THE WEEKLY STANDARD in a phone call that all 900,000 non-grandfathered plans in California “had to be discontinued by January 1.” So how many of the 500,000 people who signed up for Obamacare before January 1 previously had insurance? “I don’t think we have those [numbers],” Gonzales said.

    But it’s easy to infer that the majority of people who signed up for Obamacare already had insurance. “Of those 900,000 [who lost plans], 310,000 of those would have been subsidy eligible if they came to the exchange,” Gonzales said. Another 20,000 subsidy-eligible Californians lost plans because their insurance carriers were dropping out of the market.

    Health care industry expert Bob Laszewski points out that that means at least 330,000 of the 500,000 people who signed up for Obamacare already had health insurance. “If you want to know how many uninsured bought it, subtract by at least” 330,000, Laszewski told THE WEEKLY STANDARD. “The only place they can get the subsidy is in the exchange. So if they’re going to replace their policy, unless they’re really stupid, they’re going to replace it in the exchange.”

    What happened to the 600,000 Californians who lost plans because of Obamacare but didn’t qualify for subsidies?

  2. Happy, happy, happy are we that the blog is back and Admin has worked her/his fingers to the bone making a wonder new post/thread. Before I jump into it….

    I want to thank you Gonzotx for the wonderful spoilers on Coven. Just what I needed to know what is happening because I was so busy dodging the bloody scenes that I had no idea what happened each time the knives and axes flew. Thanks again.

  3. Puck Obama and his ObaminationCare scam will break the back of any candidate who supports him and/or it. 2014 will be bad. 2015 will be worse. Hillary Clinton 2016 needs to say “the puck stops here.”

    Those who want to destroy Hillary Clinton 2016 will seek to tie Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama in order to keep Barack Obama afloat in 2014. For Obama supporters it is still all about Obama. For Obama supporters Hillary Clinton is a sacrificial lamb on the alter of Obama worship.
    That is very much the bottom line.

    Anyone who tries to tell Hillary different is either naive or corrupt.

    Anyone who tries to tell Hillary different seeks to destroy this nation.

    That includes Soros, who I think is the biggest card in the deck.

    But his motives are venal and monstrous.

    Old Nazi that he is–historically and metaphorically.

    Thank you admin for giving all of us the unvarnished truth.

  4. Puck you, Obama! Hillary 2016

    Great post Admin.

    Barry had better buy a couple of shoves so he and his MOO, can start digging fallout shelters.

    A whole heap of $hit is going to continue raining down on them until they have to sneak out the back door in January of 2017.

    I am going to stock up on rotten eggs and tomatoes.

  5. yes…and in addition to all that Admin has pointed out…let’s add:

    that no one knows where the stock market will be by 2015-16…many feel it is ready to “correct” itself again and come down to earth

    and then there is this story that the MSM keeps quiet that could also explode:

    Administration fears part of health care system so flawed it could bankrupt insurance companies

    While the administration publicly expresses full confidence in its health care law, privately it fears one part of the system is so flawed it could bankrupt insurance companies and cripple ObamaCare itself.

    “Week after week, month after month,” says John Goodman of the National Center for Policy Analysis, “the Obama administration kept telling us everything’s working fine, there’s no problem and then they turn on a dime and fire their contractor.”

    To justify a no-bid contract with Accenture after firing CGI as the lead contractor, the administration released documents from the Department of Health and Human Services and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services that offered a rare glimpse of its worst fears, saying the problems with the website puts “the entire health insurance industry at risk” … “potentially leading to their default and disrupting continued services and coverage to consumers.”

    Then it went even further, saying if the problems were not fixed by mid-March, “they will result in financial harm to the government.”

    It even added that without the fixes “the entire health care reform program is jeopardized.”

    In spite of the “urgent” need officials cited to keep the system from collapsing, the White House spokesman said he knew nothing about it.

    “I didn’t see the article I’m not aware of those statements,” Jay Carney said.

    The dangers were known in early December, but later, shortly before CGI was fired, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius gave Fox News an upbeat account.

    “I’m thrilled that we’re going to have millions of people for the first time that have health security,” she said.

    Shortly after the website went live,one official told Congress a critical part of the system – what is known as the “back end” — had not even been built yet.

    Doug Holtz-Eakin, former head of the Congressional Budget Office, says “the back end — that information is supposed to be transmitted to an insurance company, the insurance company knows who you are, they know what policy you’ve picked.”

    But the back end still hasn’t been built, so insurers are dealing with massive confusion, missing information on who’s signed up and what subsidies they get.

    Sebelius insisted once again Wednesday it would all come together and insurance companies will get their money.

    “I mean we will get them paid,” she said. “There is no question about that, so we are on track.”

    For now, though, officials concede they’re relying on estimates from the insurers.

    “Here’s who we think we have, and here’s the subsidy we think they’re owed,” explains Jim Capretta of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. “Please send us a check from the treasury,” he says chuckling. “The honor system again.”

    “There’s no way to effectively match policies and people,” says Holtz-Eakin.

    “And on top of that, you can’t match policies, people, to the federal subsidies and that’s a big problem in terms of just the mechanics of making payments.”

    The administration emphasizes that fixing the site by mid-March is urgent. Otherwise the system could descend into chaos and threaten the future of ObamaCare.

    Meanwhile, a new Quinnipiac poll gives the president poor grades for his management of health care, with 59 percent disapproving while 36 percent approve.


    no wonder the O admin is so controlling of inside info…they are running one scam after another and all the media reports on is Chris Christie and Justin Beiber

    NBC News’ Chuck Todd remarked on Friday’s “Morning Joe” that the White House has been “very controlling” in its relations with the media.

    Todd’s comments came on the heels of New York Times editor Jill Abramson saying that the Obama White House is “the most secretive” she has ever covered. When asked to weigh in on the administration’s relationship with the media, Todd said, “just very controlling, I mean, that’s probably the best word to use, okay?”


    NY Times’ Jill Abramson: ‘This Is The Most Secretive White House…I Have Ever Dealt With’

    Speaking to the network’s John Seigenthaler, Abramson pointed to the administration’s unprecedented number of leak investigations:

    It is the most secretive White House that I have ever been involved in covering…I dealt directly with the Bush White House when they had concerns that stories we were about to run put the national security under threat. But, you know, they were not pursuing criminal leak investigations. The Obama administration has had seven criminal leak investigations. That is more than twice the number of any previous administration in our history. It’s on a scale never seen before. This is the most secretive White House that, at least as a journalist, I have ever dealt with.
    She added that the decision to be so aggressive towards the press “would have to” come directly from President Obama himself.

    Abramson has spoken out against the Obama administration’s handling of the press before. In June of 2013, as the White House was reeling from the revelation of the Justice Department’s surveillance of reporters, she said she was “concerned that the process of news gathering is being criminalized.”


    if the media had done their job and vetted O and then done one pinch of the investigative journalism they are now doing on Christie and investigated O…maybe these so called journalists could have helped our country instead of protected O and aided him in driving the country over the cliff…

    maybe the MSM should have taken a closer look at the so called “phony scandals” O says he is being attacked for…instead it is all fluff for O and MO 24/7

  6. btw…Shadowfax…

    I have to agree with you…Coven…is very gruesome and bloody…I am also too squeamish to actually watch alot of the blood, gore and hacking that goes on…

    as mentioned…Season Two – AHS/Asylum was very scary as it was set in an insane asylum in the 1960’s but not as bloody and gory as Coven…

    …personally I cannot understand why Jessica Lange has not won any of the awards she has been nominated for, the Golden Globe, Critics Award, etc…her acting is so effortless

    little bit of trivia…Lily Rabe who plays Misty…who was just resurrected by Cordelia and Queenie…is (was) the late Jill Clayburgh’s daughter…surprised me

    if anyone interested gets around to checking out Season 2 Asylum…Lily Rabe plays a fascinating nun in the insane asylum who, along with James Cromwell, intrigue and frighten the hell out of us with all the twists and turns…her character is a complete change from what she is playing now

  7. I agree S, and I watched all the episodes after Admin mentioned it on the blog. I can’t tell you how many I skipped though because it was either to frightening or too bloody. I also think Jessica Lange is a great actress after watching her in all of these shows.

  8. My sister-in-law lives in Texas. The more she and her friends learn about this woman, the more disgusted they are. They are wondering what’s going to come out next!

    Wendy Davis has no future in politics

    Want to know why Wendy Davis will have trouble winning higher office in Texas or anywhere else in America? It’s not because she stretched the truth in her “from mobile-home-living single mom to Harvard Law grad” campaign biography, nor because her husband paid for her education, nor even because she placed a lot of value on her career.

    Nope: It’s because Davis, the Lone Star State senator who became famous for her filibuster of an abortion-limiting bill in Texas, lost custody of her children to her ex-husband.

    This revelation about Davis’ past, which came to light thanks to reporting by Wayne Slater at The Dallas Morning News, is nothing less than shocking to most women, regardless of their political affiliation.

    According to Slater’s account, Davis decided to leave her children, then ages 8 and 2, with their father in Fort Worth while she went off to Harvard Law School. Who could resist the siren call of the Ivy League? Well, I suspect that most women and plenty of men would, if it meant moving across the country from their kids for three years.

    But before we get to that, note two things. First of all, that 8-year-old was not her husband’s biological child. I don’t mean to cast any aspersions on Jeff Davis’ commitment to his daughters; in fact, he looks like the knight in shining armor of this story.

    He not only took on raising his own daughter alone, but also another girl, who’d been abandoned first by her father and then her mother.

    Second: After Jeff finished paying off the last of Wendy’s school loans, she filed for divorce and gave up custody of her children. According to Jeff, his wife just decided, “While I’ve been a good mother, it’s not a good time for me right now.”

    That line sounds like it was lifted from MTV’s “16 and Pregnant,” but even the girls on that show are probably not self-absorbed or immature enough to utter it. I hope Jeff Davis made it up, but somehow I doubt it.

    There are single mothers all over the country in dire straits who can’t afford to have such a thought. And even if someone offered them the chance to get away from it all and start over without a child, few of them would say yes.


  9. And they are actually submitting suggestions! Something is very wrong.

    Obama Asks Cabinet, Experts On Best Ways To Rule By Decree…

    The Imperial Presidency is taking suggestions.

    As President Obama prepares for his State of the Union speech Tuesday night, he has solicited members of his Cabinet for ideas of executive actions he could take without Congressional approval that would further his goal of tackling income inequality. […]

    In addition to his Cabinet, Carney said the White House is also reaching out to business, faith and community leaders and “average folks” across the country on ideas for executive action.

    On Tuesday, more than 100 independent experts submitted to the White House some 200 ways Obama can build his environmental legacy change through executive action.

  10. Here come the commies from NY lead by their slimy, deceitful senator. I can’t stand Schumer. Can’t listen to him anymore. Can’t even look at him!

    Ominous: Schumer, De Blasio to Spread Their Agenda Beyond NY!
    January 24, 2014
    By Sara Noble

    The New York Progressives aren’t satisfied with their agenda consuming New York. Their plan is to spread it throughout the nation. They will destroy Conservatives who won’t be persuaded to their way of thinking and they will take over the cities with the most far-left agenda like the one we see beginning in New York and like the one that has destroyed Detroit. If you don’t believe me, read the article and click the links.

    The Progressives we are referring to in this article are Marxists. Their agenda matches the agenda of The Communist Party USA and as their successes continue, their goals will become more apparent.


    Schumer has the solution to dealing with the Tea Party. He thinks Dems can win over the Tea Party. He said the Dems have to aggressively promote a pro-government agenda to win over middle-class Tea Party voters this fall. He told the Center for American Progress, a far far-left group, that Democrats shouldn’t be “quiet, defensive and even ashamed”.

    “We must stop playing defense and go on offense when it comes to the need for government. We must state loudly and repeatedly that we believe government is often a necessary force for good,” said Schumer.

    Schumer said there is “one very weak link in the Tea Party’s armor.” “The fundamental weakness in the Tea Party machine is the stark difference between what the leaders of the Tea Party elite, plutocrats like the Koch brothers, want and what the average grassroots Tea Party follower wants,” he said, noting that many Tea Party voters support government programs such as Medicare.

    He has a five-point plan: raise the minimum wage, have government pay more for college costs, spend on infrastructure, exploit the issue of equal pay for women, go after foreign partners on trade agreements they don’t live up to.

    He said the list could grow to include Universal pre-K and job-training.

    “This is a natural path that can help convince Tea Party members government is helpful, if not a necessity,” he said.

    Read More:

  11. So there you have it….Messina officialy joins Priorities USA today and endorse Clinton for 2016. Plugs is apparently furious.

    The White House is trying to put some distance between itself and President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign manager, Jim Messina, in the wake of his decision to support Hillary Clinton if she runs of the presidency in 2016.

    “Jim Messina is an independent American citizen who’s not affiliated with the president, the White House,” White House press secretary Jay Carney told reporters Friday when asked about Mr. Messina’s move to help lead Priorities USA Action, the Democratic Party’s largest outside fundraising group. The super PAC raised money for Mr. Obama’s 2012 race, and now plans to fundraise for Mrs. Clinton’s potential 2016 campaign.

  12. On Thursday, Priorities USA Action, a “super PAC” that played an important role in helping re-elect President Obama, announced that it was formally aligning itself with Mrs. Clinton and would begin raising money to fend off potential opponents for 2016.

  13. I dusted myself off and went over ofr a nosey at the DUmmies site just to see if attitudes had changed….nope, still rabid about the Clintons, went and had a chemical peel after i left…….shudders.

    That place is full of 7th level of hell assholes.

  14. Brave, you need a medal to enter that hellhole of backward Obama kneepadders. Scary bunch still living in the 60’s with a Jim Jones complex.

  15. I am so sick of the damage done by 8 years of Bush and now 5 years of Obama, stupid white/black men. There is something so wrong with our system that either of these idiots got a second term. The thing is that the failure is now well demonstrated and maybe that is a good thing to set the stage for a woman POTUS. I hope she is busy formulating solutions to our problems because we will really need her to hit the ground running by 2017. I would really like to skip the next few year as I feel they are already lost to my country. Ready and waiting for Hillary.

    Waiting, waiting, waiting…

  16. For Coven watchers: GonzoTx you left out Anthony Weiner in your good summary of the last episode. Yup, Carlos Danger himself made an appearance.

    Also, one interesting 4th wall bit. There was a scene in which Cordelia (played by Sarah Paulson) wants to touch Madison. The nasty Madison, trying to hide her secret about a certain entombment she has orchestrated of a certain hippy witch, does not want Cordelia to touch her because she fears the “second sight” will reveal what she has done. In order to prevent getting touched Madison taunts Cordelia by saying “so, are you into girls now?

    That taunt is double fun because in real life Sarah Paulson is an out lesbian, kinda sorta. Compare and contrast Madison’s taunt with this excerpt from the biography of Paulson in Wiki:

    Paulson dated actress Cherry Jones. In 2007, Paulson and Jones declared their love for each other in an interview with Velvetpark at Women’s Event 10 for the LGBT Center of NYC.[10] They broke up in 2009.[11] In an interview with in 2013 during the revival of Talley’s Folly, Paulson stated that she only ever dated men before her relationship with Jones, and that she has not been in a relationship since her breakup with Jones, but that she is open to relationships with women and men going forward.[12]

  17. First it was underage prostitutes – now it’s fugitive bankers.

    Report: FBI Investigating Menendez For Efforts On Behalf Of Fugitive Ecuadorian Bankers

    Forget about the underage hookers and the war on wimmins. No traffic cones were harmed during the scandal.

    Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) is under criminal investigation by the FBI and Justice Department for his involvement with fugitive Ecuadorian banker brothers William and Roberto Isaias, NBC-NY reported Thursday.

    The brothers have been fugitives for more than a decade and were sentenced in absentia for embezzlement, and their family members have given considerable donations to Menendez and the Democratic Party. Federal officials are questioning whether Menendez broke the law in helping the brothers stay in the U.S., with multiple officials saying Menendez wrote letters and made phone calls to the Department of Homeland Security and the State Department on their behalf.

    One example was an April 2, 2012 letter wrote to a high-ranking DHS official urging he give the matter an expedited review, asking for full consideration to be given to the Isaias brothers as they fought against extradition and maintained their innocence.

    Former New Jersey FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Wesyan Dun said Menendez’s behavior was “shocking.”

    “I think most people would know and believe it would be appropriate to keep your distance from individuals convicted of crimes in their homeland,” he said.

    According to Dienst, investigators want to know whether Menendez attempted to influence immigration officials in 2012 in exchange for campaign donations. While Roberto Isaias said, as a non-resident, he can’t make donations to a U.S. campaign, federal election records show relatives of the brothers donated more than $10,000 to his successful 2012 re-election campaign to the Senate, and they donated at least $100,000 to the Democratic Party that year.

  18. Brave, you need a medal to enter that hellhole of backward Obama kneepadders. Scary bunch still living in the 60′s with a Jim Jones complex.

    Yes, very similar to the Jim Jones followers.

  19. Admin, Gonzo and Shadowfax re: Coven

    I was just thinking about some of the articles and also the theme of this post regarding Hillary’s former foes and how they tried to do her in in favor of O in 2008…and how now they are all jumping on the bandwagon to be her best friend and even take a front and center position in her campaign (ie saw Begala talking about what a big coup and how excited he is to have Messina on board)

    …and suddenly i got the image of Marie on Coven ending up in hell even though she thought she had a bargain with the devil for eternal youth and life…

    …it makes me shudder when you know you are putting your trust in people that were so quick to stick the knife in your back in the past…who’s next to join the party…Richardson and Kerry…

    bottom line…when you play with the devil be ready to pay for the consequences…and pay the devil his due…

  20. There is also the delicious possibility of Hillary using all her former foes, win the nomination, Presidency and then tell them all they are no longer required, dismissed on election night.

    Well not until she makes Claire McCaskill, Ambassador to Kabul, Afghanistan. Now there is an appointment i could get behind.

  21. Substitute the word “Jew” for “Tea Party Conservative” and we are right back in Nazi Germany!

    Chuck Schumer Calls for IRS Targeting of Tea Party ‘Extremists’ – Again!

    The powerful Democratic Senator from New York, Chuck Schumer, has called for an aggressive campaign to target the Tea Party and other Conservatives. This isn’t the first time he has done so.

    Chuck Schumer addressed the far-left, Soros-backed Center for American Progress Thursday. The Center is a think tank bordering on the lunatic fringe. Schumer’s remarks included a declaration of war on the Tea Party “elite” because he is under the misguided notion that the “elite” such as the Koch Brothers, are not in touch with the rank-and-file. He recommended changes to the electoral process and proposed cutting off funding sources by having the IRS and other government agencies target conservative groups.

    Parroting Andrew Cuomo and Bill De Blasio, Schumer called the Conservatives and the Tea Party “extremists” and renewed calls for targeting against them to advance their statist agenda:

    “It is clear that we will not pass anything legislatively as long as the House of Representatives is in Republican control, but there are many things that can be done administratively by the IRS and other government agencies ­ we must redouble those efforts immediately,” Schumer said.

    The last time he insisted on this, the IRS targeted Conservatives, targeting which has gone unpunished. In fact, the IRS is planning to make it illegal for Tea Party Conservatives to ever get tax-exempt status.

    In 2010 and again in 2012, Democrats told the IRS to investigate the Tea Party.


  22. I’ve said it before but this time I’m seriously thinking of NOT watching FOX on TV, period. For the past week or so they have CONTINUALLY throughout the news day found time to bash Hillary on most programs…every day, on and on with comments about non news items to attack her.

    Just on THE FIVE, Greg Gutfield has been really nasty about Hillary cheered on by the rabidly Republican yucky gal named Andrea who has repeated over and over everytime Hillary’s name has come up which is often that Hillary is nothing by asking, What has SHE ever done?” She was a first lady who failed, she was a Senator who did nothing, and she was Sec. of State who did nothing but get an ambassador killed.

    And to think we are still almost two years away from the presidental campaign and my blood is already boiling at the down and nasty hits on Hillary.

    Pass the TUMS.

  23. Admin, we eagerly awaited part 2, and it was well worth the wait. I find it especially helpful to see facts presented in a different context and from a different perspective than my own. You always factor in all of the possibilities and contingencies. Obviously, such a thorough and insightful view cannot be gotten from news sources.

    Your assertion that the Obama coalition is much weaker than the Dems, and Obama water carrier Dona Brazillenut believed it would be seems very reasonable. I keep thinking that Hillary is too smart and too savvy not to see things as you do. Surely she is too much of a realist to believe that she can count on the Obamanuts. Obviously, she must be diplomatic at this point. But she can’t wait forever to begin the process of dumping Barack. It will require careful handling, but as we have said here before – If anyone can handle such a delicate situation, Hillary can. It will be interesting to see how she will go about it, presuming she runs. Obamacare is an albatross. She needs to refuse to allow it to be hung around her neck. She should fling as far as she can.

    Everything I read and hear about Ocare reports the problems you outlined. Some sources say it will be even worse, in spite of reports by CNN and MSNBC which attempt to present the problem solely in terms of the website – not Ocare, itself. These people don’t learn. I can see it with MSNBC. They have only a handful of viewers, anyway, and none with any sense. But, CNN seems to be taking quite a chance that their viewing public will recognize that they report un-news 24 hours a day, if they continue to report the delusion rather than the reality.

    January 25, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    There is also the delicious possibility of Hillary using all her former foes, win the nomination, Presidency and then tell them all they are no longer required, dismissed on election night.

    Well not until she makes Claire McCaskill, Ambassador to Kabul, Afghanistan. Now there is an appointment i could get behind.

    I like that plan, Moon. It would be so sweet to see these Obamanuts thrown under the bus right after Hillary wins the primary.

  24. I don’t watch Coven, b/c I’m a chicken when it comes to blood and guts – or really scary stuff.

    But, I did want to mention to any fellow Lillyhammer fans that the second season is now available on Netflix. It’s really good – more violence this season, but good.

  25. Another victory for the nuns!

    Supreme Court Prevents Obama From Forcing Catholic Nuns to Obey HHS Mandate

    n a second ruling this month, the Supreme Court issued an order stopping the Obama administration from forcing a group of Catholic nuns to obey the HHS mandate that compels them to pay for abortion-causing drugs and birth control.

    The group Little Sisters of the Poor received a temporary injunction earlier this month from the Supreme Court protecting them from the controversial HHS contraceptive mandate. The injunction means that the Little Sisters will not be forced to sign and deliver forms tonight authorizing and directing others to provide contraceptives, sterilizations and drugs and devices that cause abortions.

    On Friday, the high court the justices concluded that the nuns ­ and roughly 200 religious nonprofits ­ do not need to file government forms to exempt themselves from the law’s mandate that workers receive free contraception as part of employee health insurance plans.

    More @

  26. There are no jobs. Obamacare is hazardous to your health. Things pretty much suck. But the Congressional Black Caucus apparently considers the lack of diversity in federal judicial appointments to be the one problem that merits attention.


    “CBC to go after Obama”

    Leaders of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) plan to publicly rebuke President Obama over a lack of diversity in his federal judicial picks.

    The lawmakers are organizing a Capitol Hill press conference as early as this week to decry what Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) called “the appalling lack of African American representation” among Obama’s nominees, particularly in the 11th Circuit, which includes Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

    The Democrats also contend several of Obama’s nominees have championed policies that either discriminate against minorities, or are just plain racist.


    Read more:

  27. Thanks to admin for enlightening us to the multiple uses of puck.
    If my computer chair had been a 3 legged stool, it would have tipped as I read this from CNN;
    CNN Host on Obama’s Fox News and Rush Complaints: ( Video at link)
    …After Rosen argues that the president’s words and intentions are “blown out of proportion” by Republicans, Lemon asks pointedly, “Isn’t the president above that? Like, you don’t punch down.”…

  28. I guess OFA is strictly for Obama.

    White House to launch new political office
    Snip Democratic campaign operatives have been alternating between anger and resignation when speaking about the lack of political help and basic coordination from the White House. From trying to schedule fundraisers to attempting to weigh in on targeted presidential visits, campaigns and party committees have gotten so used to long waits in response to requests — and often getting no substantive answers at all — that many had all but given up trying. Snip

  29. Now we know why D’Souza is in trouble with IRS.

    D’Souza vs Ayers
    The Ultimate Fight between Left and Right
    January 30 2014 7:30 PM
    Spaulding Auditorium, Dartmouth College
    What’s so great about America [period, not ?]
    Watch the debate for FREE, streamed live on this page!
    Enter your email below to get a reminder to watch on the day of the debate

    New name for Oh: Simon Decree.

  30. Take heart, Big Pinkers. I bring tidings of great joy courtesy of John Kass of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE:

    “It’s sad, yes, but America probably hasn’t fully grasped the terrifying truth about President Barack Obama’s upcoming State of the Union speech.

    After this one, he has two more to go.

    Two more? Ye gods!

    The prospect of listening to him blah blah blah his way through three more of these annual speeches is enough to cause the nation to curl up on the floor in the fetal position and start breathing from a brown paper bag. The man is talking the country to death, and we can’t take anymore.

    But there is someone who can save us.

    Hillary Rodham Clinton.

    She must be president. And not in 2017, but now, right away, like this week.

    I’m so ready for Hillary. Aren’t you?

    If she doesn’t take over immediately, we’ll be forced to hear blah blah blah from Obama about how he’ll improve the economy if given half a chance, more blah blah blah about how he really thinks privacy is important but the National Security Agency has a job to do, blah blah blah.

    Oh, and Obamacare would really work if it wasn’t for those technical difficulties and if the evil Republicans would blah, give him a chance, blah blah.

    More economic inequality this, and more economic inequality that, and I’m surprised that the geniuses writing about politics in Washington haven’t figured out that if the president is playing the inequality card now, he’ll eventually drop the race card.

    The race card worked once for Obama, a vicious strike when his campaign used it to take Hillary out in the 2008 campaign. But is the race card still viable? Or is it just too glassy eyed and dusty, like those Jesse Jackson Jr. elk heads?

    Obama might as well bring up his old standby, the declaration that with him in the White House, the oceans will rise and the planet will begin to heal.

    And that would be too much.

    Which is why I’m so ready for Hillary.

    The fact is, Obama has already checked out. He was never interested in being the president as much as he was interested in talking and talking about being the president. And about the only thing he seems to like about the job now is hosting dance parties with Beyonce and Stevie Wonder and taking selfies with that blonde prime minister of Denmark.

    America can’t wait years for Hillary to take control of the country and keep the FBI files of her enemies in the White House book room like in the old days.

    So, take over Hillary.

    For one thing, she’s ready and has paid her dues with Bill. Just think of what she was forced to endure with the future first laddie. And another thing is that much of the media has endorsed her, and if not a formal endorsement, it’s clear that many pundits have anointed her with the oils of inevitability.

    On top of that, she’s tough. Obama bows to dictators and kings.

    If Russian dictator Vladimir Putin dared Obama to join him in taking off his shirt, getting up on a wild stallion and riding bareback in karate pants — while hunting bears with a knife in the Putin fashion — our president would probably be too scared to do it.

    But Hillary is a different creature. If she were left alone in a room with Putin and a butter knife, she’d walk out smiling, with his beating heart in her hand.

    And then she’d eat it.

    Because she’s Hillary, and she’s ready.

    Unfortunately, Hillary does have a few enemies.

    For example, The New York Times magazine has just done a devastating cover of Hillary as a big fat-head planet HRC. It’s a riff off of Georges Melies’ 1902 silent film masterpiece “A Trip to the Moon.”

    No matter what nice things The New York Times says about her and Benghazi, they insulted Hillary by offering up this soon-to-be-iconic image of her bloated head floating in space, a world unto her own.

    The media cast Obama as Moses. But the planet Hillary head looks as if it subsists largely on cream pies and the blood of innocents. So it’s not all good.

    And then there are the Republicans who want to be president. As if.

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is the beached whale lying next to the on ramp of the George Washington Bridge.

    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz wants the job, but his problem is that he looks exactly like Count Chocula on the cereal box. Not merely kind of like Count Chocula. He’s the spitting image of Count Chocula. And Mike “Sugar Daddy” Huckabee? Don’t think so.

    And the Republican establishment would rather be eaten alive by hogs than let Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul near the White House.

    So, how do we install Hillary in the White House immediately?

    The first step is to get Vice President Joe Biden out and get Hillary installed as vice president. Biden hasn’t said anything terribly stupid for weeks, which means they’re probably keeping him on a silver chain in the White House basement. So let’s make him happy, and buy him off with a chain of 7-Elevens in Scranton.

    Then Obama can quit out of boredom, Hillary can assume her rightful place as president, Obama can open his library in Chicago, and the Rahmfather can move back to Washington as Hillary’s No. 2.

    The thing is, we need her in the White House before Obama talks our ears off. And once she’s in, you know what President Hillary will say to those who complain:

    What difference, at this point, does it make?”,0,7796492,full.column Twitter @John_Kass

  31. Look what Mikey has done. 8-o

    Bloomberg gave $10M contract to company behind botched ObamaCare rollout
    New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration awarded a $10-million-plus contract to update the city’s non-emergency call system to the same company fired for the botched ObamaCare rollout, according to The New York Daily News.
    The administration awarded the contract to Montreal-based CGI on Dec. 31, just hours before Democrat Bill de Blasio was sworn in as mayor.

  32. VotingHillary
    January 26, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Take heart, Big Pinkers. I bring tidings of great joy
    Just in time, VH!

  33. Terrifying J. Garrow Interview: Obama Asks Military to Fire on Americans

    Renowned 2009 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Jim Garrow shockingly claimed on his Facebook page that he was told by a top military veteran that the Obama administration’s “litmus test” for new military leaders is whether or not they will obey an order to fire on U.S. citizens.

    Dr. Garrow remarked in the video that Mr. Obama is detached from the US culture and listening to him is like listening to a socialist-Marxist lecture in a college.

    One must remember that Obama was not brought up as an American, he was brought up as an Indonesian Marxist and has a strong kinship to Muslim Kenyans.

    With military brass being purged from the military by Barack Obama’s Pentagon, and with every agency being armed to the teeth by Mr. Obama, we might want to keep our attention on this matter.

    As Al Sharpton said, Mr. Obama has begun the fundamental transformation of the country and Americans knew they were voting for socialism:

    Read More:

  34. Way to go, VH. Talk about your HOPE. Obama don’t know nothing ’bout no stinkin’ hope. To the great bringer of “Hope and Change”, it was all “words, just words”.

    But, with Hillary as president, we will see what Hope and Change really look like. They won’t be partying down with Jay-Z, or flitting off to a pricy vacation spot. They won’t be on the golf course. They won’t be snubbing the funerals of foreign dignitaries or laughing it up with fellow world leaders at the one funeral they do attend.

    With Hillary as president, hope and change will be dressed in a pant suit and pumps. They’ll be powered by one of the finest minds of our time. They will find their way throughout this country by way of hard work, critical thinking, serious negotiations, and smart power. They won’t have to live with the shame of being mere words, just words, after Hillary Clinton puts them to work.

  35. foxyladi14
    January 26, 2014 at 10:43 am

    I am very concerned. Are You. 🙁
    Yes. I live in a mobile home on a mountain top. Like many other trailers, propane heats mine.
    And as we do realize, propane is used for so much else.
    I suppose it was important that the corn be dried so it could be processed and added to our fuels thus … decreasing the mileage our cars provide and …. ? and ….. ? somehow benefit Congress, POTUS.
    To follow up on VH’s find from John Kass, I searched for some ‘just words’ sources. This video’s not exactly what I had in mind, but it’s wnat I want to post here and now!

    Shame on You, Barack Obama

  36. Just realized CNN gives no reason for propane shortage. This is article I referred to in my brief comment above:
    Propane shortage adds to winter woes
    …However, the energy shortage is not just a result of families and business owners trying to keep buildings comfortable during the persistent cold spells. The Midwest started the winter with a propane deficit since a greater than usual amount of propane was used in November to dry corn crops during a rain-soaked harvest, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).
    “Propane prices in the Midwest will likely need to rise to keep propane in the region,” according to the EIA.
    In the middle of January, average propane prices across the nation were 58 cents per gallon higher than the same period last year, EIA reported.

  37. Someone good with photo shop skills should alter the planet picture, put a big smile on Hillary’s face and add a hand holding binoculars up to her face. The caption should read, “Don’t give up, Barack. I think I see a spot where the heavens appear to be opening up. Yes, oh yes, and a celestial choir is their just waiting to sing your praises. Take heart, Mr. President. Damn, dude. Stop whining. Get a spine.”

  38. While Kass took some side-swipes at Hillary, what I took heart in regarding Kass’ rant of an article was his two big admmissions:

    1. Obama is phoning it in.

    2. The Republicans have NO ONE that can actually beat her or would make a decent POTUS.

    Like it or not, America, WE NEED HILLARY!

    As the Stones sang, “you can’t always get what you want…but sometimes you get what you NEED!”

  39. Apparently, Rand Paul is determined to make a fool of himself and his party. When I clicked on the Chicago Tribune link VH posted, I noticed a headline stating that Rand Paul had accused Bill Clinton of being a sexual predator. I didn’t bother to read the article. It was just another pathetic attempt to slam the Clintons with ludicrous distortions and garbage. I guess when there are no grounds for real, substantive criticism, the Clinton haters just make up shit.

  40. holdthemaccountable
    January 26, 2014 at 11:25 am

    I read that they also exported lots of Propane back in June.
    Instead of saving it for us.
    Where it was sent to wasn’t addressed. 😯

  41. Bully n Chief. 👿

    In recent days, the federal government has gone after several high-profile conservatives. In Virginia, former Gov. Bob McDonnell was indicted along with his wife over gifts and loans he allegedly received from a political donor in exchange for influence.

    In New York, filmmaker and author Dinesh D’Souza, whose work has criticized Obama, faces indictment for alleged election fraud in a case over his political contributions to a friend and U.S. Senate candidate.

    The IRS, which was already under fire for targeting tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status, recently came looking into the nonprofit activities of a group of elite Hollywood conservatives, Friends of Abe.

    Read Latest Breaking News from
    Urgent: Should Obamacare Be Repealed? Vote Here Now!

  42. Basically there’s been quite a shake – up in the White House and the Democrats and George Soros are doing the shaking. They’ve been the brunt of all Obama’s political blunders and have grown weary of their Commander in Chief’s screw ups for the past five years.

    Senate and House Democrats are venting their frustrations over the ACA and worried that if it keeps self -destructing the November 2014 Elections are going to be a nightmare for Democrats.

    For starters, here are a few disgruntled Democrats who aren’t happy with their Commander in Chief. Mary Landrieu (D – La), Joe Manchin (D-W.Va), Mark Pryor (D – Ark) and Senator Sherrord Brown (D – Ohio.) Only 31 percent of Democrats strongly approved of Obama in a recent Reuters poll.
    Obama the community organizer has Democrats breathing down his back saying basically – you ain’t getting the job done “pres” and we have an election coming up in 2012. Obama, the community organizer decided to reopen his internal political operations office and gave a warm “fuzzy” to the Dems by putting David M. Simas, his current assistant in charge of the operations office.

    So Obama just assigned another “junk yard” dog (David Simas) to run his new operations office, but that didn’t seem to appease the restless Dems. Obama is frantic and desperate –“desperate men do desperate things.

  43. Before I jump on the atta boy John Kass, does anyone have some background on if this many voted and supported Baracko for the past 5 years?

    If he did, I have different feeling about him. Hope he’s not one of those Dims that just start bellyaching five years later.

    As much as I’d love to see Joe step down, and Hillary take over…she shouldn’t become President by the back door method.

    Obama should be held accountable, impeached and found guilty of corruption, and then Hillary should walk in though the FRONT door.

    Kass should have been complaining a long time ago, then I would give him kudos for his rant.

  44. Already off to a poor start tossing out the typos…

    Gack, sorry….too emotional on the last post…I will slow down.

  45. rilliant. No wonder they hate him so much.
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) told Bob Schieffer on Face the Nation Obama ought to use the State of the Union Address to apologize for lying to the American people.

  46. Today White House adviser Dan Pfeiffer once again blamed the failed Obama economic record on “the financial crisis he inherited,” before Chris Wallace reminded him that the recession ended more than four years ago.
    Via Fox News Sunday:

  47. foxyladi14
    January 26, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    January 26, 2014 at 11:25 am


    I just fired up a second electric heater to help the furnace. 🙂

  48. Only one place i want to see Val Jarrett….in an orange jumpsuit in some hellhole womens prison with Janet Napolitano as her dance card partner.

  49. ‘If Congress doesn’t act, the president will,’ says top WH adviser, signaling Obama may bypass Congress

    White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said Sunday that President Obama will offer “practical” proposals to move the country forward this year and suggested the president will take executive action to advance his agenda when Congress doesn’t cooperate.

    “If Congress doesn’t act, the president will,” Pfeiffer told “Fox News Sunday.”

    Pfeiffer’s comments mark the second time this weekend that he has attempted to prepare Americans for what Obama will say in his State of the Union address Tuesday before Congress.

  50. Foxy @ 4:39: way to go!
    Leanora @ 5.28: It seems like WH has to repeat egregious declarations since stating them just once no longer has an effect. 🙂
    Dear Dan Pfeiffer: I understand that Oh’s pen is at the ready … with nib primed.

    Jan 26, 5:14 PM EST
    The new face of food stamps: working-age Americans
    …Food stamp participation since 1980 has grown the fastest among workers with some college training, a sign that the safety net has stretched further to cover America’s former middle class, according to an analysis of government data for The Associated Press by economists at the University of Kentucky. Formally called Supplemental Nutrition Assistance, or SNAP, the program now covers 1 in 7 Americans….

  51. Foxy, that Jimmy Fallon/Mitt Romney was sooo funny. Thanks for posting it. Jimmy Fallon is one of the funniest people on the planet IMHO.

  52. This is what I have been saying now for the past three years.

    First, withhold support from any amnesty supporter, in the primary AND the general election. Period!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I shall not scruple to call Boehner and McConnell traitors to this nation, because that is what they are.

    And when we hear these plaintiff pleas that all who oppose Obama must unite, the answer must be if the only alternative is the RINO what difference does it make.

    Second, get on with the business of forming a third party.

    Third, FOX needs to move from cable to mainstream media, where its influence can be felt by the largest possible audience.

    Fourth, we need to have Republican candidates like Ted Cruz to lead the party or a separate party.

    Fifth, Hillary needs to be circumspect when it comes to who she lets get their nose under the tent. Like the poem Danesgald—once you let him in–Soros, Messina, et. all:

    But we’ve proved it again and again,
    That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
    You never get rid of the Dane.


    This is What the GOP Establishment Thinks of You

    By: Daniel Horowitz (Diary) | January 26th, 2014 at 10:49 AM | 52

    It is very easy to avert our eyes from the painful reality that is confronting us within the Republican Party. We would all love to cheer on a GOP victory in the midterm elections, win back the Senate, and live happily ever after. But as Republicans gear up for the week of amnesty, they have made it clear that the entire purpose of a Republican majority is to push the most important priority of the Democrat Party.

    This is why we need to change the party in the primaries.

    GOP leadership is now fully aware of our growing effort to elect Republicans who believe in the party platform, and according to the Wall Street Journal, they will time their amnesty bills accordingly:

    “House leaders hope to bring legislation to the floor as early as April, the people close to the process said, after the deadline has passed in many states for challengers to file paperwork needed to run for Congress. Republican leaders hope that would diminish chances that a lawmaker’s support for immigration bills winds up sparking a primary-election fight.”

    So this is what the party leaders think of the people who rebuilt the party since 2010 after it was destroyed during the Bush years.

    There is only one obvious response to this malevolent attitude on the part of party leadership. If they want to pass amnesty after the primaries under the pretense that we will already be on the plantation, we must commit to withholding support from any amnesty supporter even in a general election.

    For years, I’ve always felt that no matter how low the GOP has sunk it was still worth voting for any Republican in a general election. Whenever my dad would suggest that we stay home in the general, I would always have something to point to – some horrible policy that would evolve from Democrat control of government unless Republicans remained in power. But that time has passed.

    What will happen if the Democrats are in charge? We already have Obamacare, and Republicans have committed to preserving it. We already have record debt, and Republicans have committed to raising the debt ceiling. And now Republicans are pushing the most destructive Democrat policy of all – perennial open borders, a permanent Democrat majority, and the ballooning of the welfare state.

    This pending amnesty push, which will also double our record low-skilled legal immigration, will change our economy and society forever. There is no way we could overcome the electoral juggernaut engendered by open borders. At some point we need to draw a line in the sand and fight back against this cynical ploy. If the undocumented Democrats in our party wish to pass amnesty after the primaries, we should not grant them amnesty in the general election.

    What’s the worst that can happen? A Democrat majority?

    That’s exactly where we are headed if we don’t fight this maniacal push for immigration deform.

    Game on.

    Update: We all strongly believe in the rationale for a viable second party. We can’t function with an oligarchy. That is why we must all spend the next 4-7 months fully engaged in the primaries. This is our party and it’s time to take it back. Here are some candidates we can support and send a big message in the primaries:

  53. Klaven asked whether the Oscars mean ANYTHING anymore–and why they do not.

    By the Almighty he is right.

    I made the mistake of buying a used copy of an old George Clooney movie, watched it, found there was no dialog to speak of, just him and his vacuous stare into space, and I said is this art?, before tossing the offending dvd.

    Years ago I was thinking of writing a movie script about someone I knew. I spoke with a director who quickly poured cold water over the enterprise. But knowing a sucker when he saw one, he offered to play along if the money was right.

    One of the things he stressed, which helped me get over the foolish idea, was that the audience today is pre-pubescent and international. When you are over 60 pre pubescent is not where its at.

    But what makes Hollywood today tick, beyond the adrenalin of two hundred 29 year olds who run it? In my day, 20 year olds wanted to look 30. Today they prefer to look 12. who resemble a Microsoft sweat shop?

    Turns out Hollywood has abandoned the mundane idea of appealing to the public. The Oscar, which is the true symbol of what it values, is a bauble for the elites to honor the elites. Fraternity row in a different manner.

    To which I say: Fluke em–and their dear friend Messiah Obama as well.


    When filmmakers can no longer gain the love of the public, they turn to intellectuals and critics for praise and prestige instead. That means they have to flatter these types by representing, affirming and romanticizing their ideas and concerns (see Allen, Woody). The elites declare movies “ground-breaking,” “innovative,” and “shocking,” whenever they reflect their own narrow and provincial belief system, that system that makes urban intellectuals feel superior and virtuous. A film that transgresses against this belief system (an anti-abortion film, say, or a patriotic war film or an openly capitalist film) is not praised as shocking because the intellectuals are actually shocked by it!

    So as art forms die, they metamorphose from a means of entertainment to a form of elite self-love. Once-popular awards like the Oscars become embarrassing gatherings of the privileged applauding their own superiority.

    If Hollywood would stop despising the broader audience and make movies that are both intelligent and reflect their concerns, those ticket sales might start climbing back toward 1946 levels, the quality of popular movies might go up, and maybe the Oscars would be worth caring about again. But don’t hold your breath.

  54. Better bundle up and prepare.

    Next Polar Plunge Could Be Winter’s Coldest

    The next blast of brutal cold will grip most of the eastern two-thirds of the United States early this week and could yield the lowest temperatures so far this winter in many communities.

    While harsh cold is returning to the Midwest and Northeast this weekend, it will pale in comparison to what will follow for Monday through Wednesday.

    The impending polar plunge will rival the frigid days from earlier this January for the coldest daytime highs and nighttime lows so far this winter. This does not include South Florida.

    The arctic air first plunged into the Upper Midwest, northern Plains and northern Rockies on Sunday and is expected to continue pressing to the south and east through Tuesday.

  55. The New Republic has a pretty good critique of Amy Chozick’s article in The New York Times Magazine, with some quotes from the article:

    One of the best points Isaac Chotner makes in the New Republic article is the difference between inspiring and demanding loyalty; though it is understandable, to me at least, that while the Clintons indeed inspire loyalty rather than demand it, there may come a point where you can make your way off their chit list and onto their shit list.

  56. foxyladi14
    January 27, 2014 at 10:09 am
    The gauge on my Propane Tank is at 30 percent,
    And my Gas Lady says they are very short on gas to call back at 20 percent. 🙁
    oh foxy, and you have to go outside to read it, right?

  57. wbboei January 26, 2014 at 10:03 pm

    Second, get on with the business of forming a third party.
    Third, FOX needs to move from cable to mainstream media
    Fourth, we need to have Republican candidates like Ted Cruz to lead the party or a separate party.
    Fifth, Hillary needs to be circumspect when it comes to who she lets get their nose under the tent.

    (5) Gotta agree: This Priotities USA move on Hillary’s behalf is a very worrisome development. One can only hope she can distance herself from Obama with all that money going into Priorities USA.
    (4) Gotta disagree: Cruz is not my cup of tea by a long shot. Rand Paul either, though he’s a little better.
    (3) May be a good move for Fox, but will they do it? And if so, are we willing to put up with the shit of Hannity and Beck?
    (2) Another party, OK but how to do it? 150 years ago, the Republican party was born out of the issue of slavery. It was the “left” of that period.

    Besides money, a new party would call for a central issue. What issue would a new party hype? As things stand now, all the issues are cornered in the Democratic camp.

    “Conservative” isn’t an issue. You can’t get people riled up to make America what it was 50 years ago, and that’s all “conservative” means in today’s world = reactionary.

  58. Wbb

    One of the things he stressed, which helped me get over the foolish idea, was that the audience today is pre-pubescent and international. When you are over 60 pre pubescent is not where its at.


    There have been very few really good movies for at least 10-15 years.
    We are lucky if we get one good quality that isn’t a remake of something else, per year. Pretty much the minute you see Leonardo DeCaprio on the credits, you know it will be crap.

    Even our good actors don’t want to be in the current C-rate, slop movies…many of them are acting in HBO, Showtime, Netflick specials and other TV shows.

    There are better shows on cable these days than in the theaters.

  59. Foxy, if you don’t have a wood burning stove, go out and buy yourself a thick down blanket.

    You need to keep warm…hope you bundle up and keep some propane for cooking.

  60. It is NOT just Hannity on FOX lately who keeps beating the drum against Hillary…Benghazi, she thinks she is entitled, she’s too old, she’s done nothing to be qualified to be president, bringing up Bill’s past behavior and on and on daily on most news shows. Often it’s semi sublte and not in your face like Hannity yet but it’s getting there and will be vicious in another year or so with rabid Clinton Derangement Syndrome.

    They are already beginning to swing to the Republican right so don’t think they will be a source of “sanity” during the next presidential campaign and fair and balanced if Hillary runs. They are an anti Clinton network as they have always been.

  61. oh foxy, and you have to go outside to read it, right?
    Oh Yes!! Holdem. plus my boots there is 3 feet of snow in front of that Monster!1 😯

  62. Looking for a good movie? I recommend Blue Jasmine. It was a fantastic film IMO. I didn’t think Woody Allen could come up with another winner so soon after Midnight in Paris, but he sure did. The acting was great too. Especially Cate Blanchett. At the end of the movie I was so moved that I had to remain in my seat for a few minutes and compose myself. Oh – but I don’t want to give anything away. 🙂

  63. foxy @ 2:40 plus my boots there is 3 feet of snow in front of that Monster!
    good grief.

  64. …close to getting to the last straw for me is if I hear that very creepy Dan Pfeiffer joins Hill’s camp…now or later…ugh! yuck!

  65. “Obama in State of Union ‘has one shot here and can’t afford to miss’

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    My guess is that it matters not whether “his one shot” hits its target or not. By the time MSM talking heads have finished spinning Barack’s speech, every other STOU speech ever made will pale in comparison.

  66. freespirit,

    I think Obama’s bigger problem is going to be who outside of polical junkies is actually going to watch and/or listen to another speech from him. This may very well be his “if a tree falls in the forest and no one is around, does it make a sound” speech.

    BTW, he is coming to my neck of the woods the next day and the overwhelming response where I work is this…it is already sub-zero temps…he better not mess up rush-hour traffic. And this is a heavy Democrat area.

    The media here is pushing this big-time, but most could not give a hoot about him coming here.

    All we want is a break from this “global warming” sub-zero temps.

  67. SOTU in 13 words ……. “Blah Blah Blah Me, Blah President, Blah, Me, Blah Bad Republicans, Blah Me”

    There saved you watching it

  68. admin, top of post: Messina’s PAC, Brazile, and McCaskill also think this is a smart way to imprison Hillary Clinton into support of the flaccid and droopier by the day Barack Obama
    So all the superman maneuvers achieved on Barack’s behalf by WJC, have not sated their expectations of what the Clinton team “owes” this born loser and his pitiful party.

    Within the last hour, a poll quoted by ABC had the Infantile POTUS at 37% regarding how the public perceived his ability to make appropriate decisions.

  69. Two paragraphs on how bad Obama’s number is and yet the headline reads:
    Poll finds little faith in nation’s leaders
    By Dan Balz and Peyton M. Craighill, Published: January 25
    …Just 37 percent say they have either a good amount or a great deal of confidence in the president to make the right decisions for the country’s future, while 63 percent say they do not. Those numbers are the mirror image of what they were when he was sworn into office in 2009 and lower than at any other time the question was asked by The Washington Post and ABC News.
    Obama’s approval ratings are almost identical to those of George W. Bush at a similar point in his presidency in 2006. Other recent two-term presidents — Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan — were at 60-percent approval at the start of their sixth years, while Richard M. Nixon, in the middle of the Watergate scandal, was at 26 percent…

    [I’ve not read the entire article because I got what I came for.]

  70. While watching the speech tonight, remember these words from Euripides:

    “When one with honeyed words but evil mind persuades the mob, great woes befall the state.”
    Euripides, Orestes

  71. There’s a young Bob Casey, fresh off successful campaign to Scranton school board, apparently caught driving while DUI & now in rehab. I know he’s not the Senator’s son, but he might be a nephew. There’s evidence of scrubbing at FB and wikipedia under Casey Sr. Some places state categorically “he’s not related to SenBobCasey.”

    Well, he must be somebody’s kid.

  72. Malik Obama, Obama’s Brother Photo’d With Hamas Scarf & Slogan: ‘Jerusalem is ours ­ WE ARE COMING!

    Malik Obama was Barack Obama’s best man when Barack married Michelle, and Barack was Malik’s best man at one of his previous marriages. Malik is in the White House often. Since the title above is fairly clear, there is a tight family connection to Arabs and Jew haters, let me introduce Malik in more detail from an earlier post:


    Yes, we are ignorant of Africa, in the main, but not because we don’t ask questions. We don’t understand why Africa allows war lords and rebels to rape the treasury, the women, girls, the men, the boys, commit chaos and kill. We don’t understand why, with all the aid coming into the various Africas, there is no water for the people, why some still live in filth and hopelessness. Why, with the billions flooding in, is there such instability and violence?

    But what we are not ignorant of is the horror of genocide and we are not ignorant of the fact that a brother of a U.S. President, a brother who jets in-and-out of this country, and in-and-out of the White House, works for a government accused of genocide. We are also no longer ignorant of the Obama family’s attachment to Islam.

    We are also not ignorant of why Malik Obama breezed through the process to receive his tax exempt status with the help of Lois Lerner.

  73. also … forgive me…but what the hell happened to Hendrick Hertzberg…omg…he looks like he has aged a 100 years…the man needs a makeover…(or a razor)

    again sorry, but someone should take HH and DW Shultz by the hand and put them in front of a mirror and give them a wake up call…

    sorry, but pleassse….

  74. holdthemaccountable
    January 28, 2014 at 7:40 am



    what really got to me about Beyonce’s performance…you know, Beyonce, the woman MO loves and wants to be…is that for all the liberal feminists, bla, bla, bla…

    there is Beyonce at 8 pm just barely dressed and looking like she is almost in bondage with what she is wearing…so she is fully sexual and stripper-like in all her poses with a barely there thong…then her husband walks out fully clothed in a suit…

    so she portrays the tramp for JayZ, a sophisticated man elegantly dressed…

    what’s left for the 8 o’clock hour…

    anyone else would get called out but in case you haven’e heard the media is pushing that Bey and Jay “rule the world”

  75. moononpluto
    January 28, 2014 at 3:27 am

    SOTU in 13 words ……. “Blah Blah Blah Me, Blah President, Blah, Me, Blah Bad Republicans, Blah Me”

    There saved you watching it

    Oh no worries there. Haven’t watched one of his yet.

  76. Seriously, how far are they going to let this man go? Isn’t there anyone in control in Washington?

    Podesta: Obama’s ‘Warmed Up’ to Executive Action; Will Use It for ‘Climate Change and Energy Transformation Agenda’

    President Obama has “warmed up” to using executive authority, and when he believes “he has the authority” to “make progress” without action by Congress, he will do it, White House adviser John Podesta told NPR Tuesday morning.

    “But he doesn’t like to do this, does he?” the NPR host asked Podesta.

    “Uh, I think he’s warmed up to it,” Podesta replied, laughing.

    “And I think you’ll see that across a wide range of topics, including retirement security, moving forward on his climate change and energy transformation agenda,” said Podesta.

  77. Wow!! I like that idea. 😉

    Thomas Jefferson, ever watchful against monarchical pretensions in the federal apparatus, discontinued the practice of delivering the State of the Union in person before Congress, instead submitting a written report. For a blessed century, Jefferson’s example was followed, and, despite civil war and the occasional financial panic, the nation thrived without an ersatz Caesar to rule over it.

  78. States Fight Back Against NSA Spying

    Posted on January 28, 2014 by WashingtonsBlog

    Can American States Rein In An Out-Of-Control Federal Agency?

    The American people aren’t falling for NSA’s propaganda. They want the rogue agency reined in.

    But Obama refuses to rein in the NSA, Dianne Feinstein says that Congress “doesn’t have the votes” to do anything about mass surveillance, and at least some judges are supporting the NSA’s spying (and it’s not clear what the Supreme Court will do).

    But states are trying to fight back …

    Legislation has been introduced in 10 states (and counting) proposing one or both of the following:

    (1) Cutting of water, electricity or other resources to NSA facilities within the state

    (2) Prohibiting the state’s cooperation with the NSA in terms of sharing data about its citizens

    For information about the state legislation:

  79. This R is not wasting his last months in office.
    1/28/14. Sen Tom Coburn. OK-R.
    …The two-term senator is considered one of the most conservative lawmakers in Congress. He is currently battling cancer, and recently announced he would retire before the end of 2014.
    …On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Coburn was asked how the country could be directed on the right path.
    “So what we need is real leadership, and my friend has used the politics of division more than any president I know in my lifetime,” Coburn said, referring to Obama … Coburn warned Obama not to implement measures through executive orders, a topic expected to be discussed in Obama’s State of the Union address Tuesday night.“If you really want to work with Congress, you have to be willing to sit down, rub elbows, compromise and say, ‘We’re going to go.’ And what we’re hearing in this speech is ‘If you don’t want to do what I want, I’m going to do it through executive order,” Coburn said.“Again, that’s creating a division in the country that says, ‘Congress is bad and I’m good. So, therefore, I’m going to do what I’m going to do.’ I think that’s the wrong way to lead.”

  80. State of the Union: Obama to Disqualify Himself From Office

    Some short-sighted observers are under the impression Obama’s State of the Union speech will be “insignificant.”

    Some beg to differ.

    Tuesday night Barack Obama is going to declare he’s both a Marxist and an enemy of the Constitution of the United States.

    He will, thus, plead guilty to charges of Impeachment.

    That qualifies for Page One, no?

    Whether “Republicans” can actually make anything of it is another story.

    But the astonishing prospect remains clear: Obama will state he is for ending “Income Inequality” (i.e. “I am a Marxist”) and that he intends to pursue that, and other left-wing policies, “with or without Congress.”

    Without Congress?


    Obama’s people call it a plan for a “Year of Action.” Guess what kind of action? The kind characteristic in South American and African juntas.

    Obama’s flaks say it is a plan to enable El Presidente to “re-assert command.”

    Say again?!

    Interesting political system.

    Problem is, it isn’t ours.

    Obama’s brazen pre-fight threat to wield “my pen and my telephone” to circumvent the Congress is, admittedly, novel.

    It also happens to be blatantly Un (nay Anti-) Constitutional.

  81. Rep. Vance McAllister is bringing “Duck Dynasty” reality TV star Willie
    Robertson as his guest to the State of the Union address, the Louisiana Republican announced Tuesday.
    During the closing days of McAllister’s 2013 special election campaign, Robertson starred in a TV ad supporting the Louisiana Republican, who he called R his “good buddy.” Robertson’s name had been briefly mentioned as a potential candidate for the open seat when Rep. Rodney Alexander resigned in August 2013 to take a post in Gov. Bobby Jindal’s administration, but he quickly said he wouldn’t run and later endorsed McAllister

  82. Valerie Jarrett: Americans “Hungry” For An Imperial Presidency…

    “People around our country are hungry for action,” White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Tuesday. “And what you’ll hear from the president tonight is going to be all about action ­ creating opportunity ­ and it’s going to be a very optimistic speech.”

    Jarrett said the president, in his sixth State of the Union Address, will “set forth very specific, concrete proposals that he things will move our country forward ­ create opportunity for hard-working Americans who want to succeed.”

    She said he will continue to prod Congress to pass major pieces of legislation, such as immigration reform and trade agreements. “But he also will make clear tonight that he will take action on his own,” Jarrett said, pointing to Tuesday’s announcement that Obama plans to raise the minimum wage on all federal contracts to $10.10 an hour.

    Another example of taking action on his own is Friday’s White House summit with business leaders, who will try to make it easier for the long-term unemployed to get jobs, she said.

    Although he will take action on his own where he can, he’ll also “continue to call on Congress, both sides of the aisle, to come up with new and fresh ideas for how we can grow our economy and create opportunities for the American people, but we’re not going to stop at that,” Jarrett said.

  83. Looks like Obama buddy, Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan, is following in the Islamofascist footsteps of Egypt’s deposed president Morsi

    Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan signs a bill that criminalizes doctors for giving anti-government protesters emergency medical care.

    Physicians for Human Rights (h/t Susan K) Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) expressed concern today over the Turkish president’s signing of a bill that will criminalize certain aspects of emergency care, and punish medical professionals with fines and jail time for providing care in emergencies.

    PHR, the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health, the World Medical Association, the British Medical Association, the German Medical Association, and other leading medical groups have all criticized the bill, which could compromise everyone’s access to emergency medical care in Turkey.

  84. Ft. Hood Victim Who Will Sit at SOTU Speech Reveals What He Would Ask Obama: ‘Mr. President, Why Have You…’
    …Lunsford wants to know why the Army he voluntarily enlisted in and the country he is willing to die for abandoned him and the other victims after the fallout. Lunsford, along with the other survivors of Ft. Hood, recently shared his thoughts with TheBlaze….

  85. I’ve got a question I would like answered by Mr. Obama…

    What did you do with the $850 BILLION DOLLARS you got as “stimulus money” in 2009 for your so-called “recovery” and shovel ready jobs…

    Where are those shove ready jobs the taxpayers gave you over $ 850 BILLION DOLLARS TO CREATE?????

    …and how much taxpayer money did you waste and throw away on campaign paybacks that were supposed to create jobs but went flying away with solar wind panels?

  86. I must be going looney, however, I “thought” I heard BO say that he has cut the deficit by half???

  87. OMG! I lack the intestinal fortitude to watch the SOTU, but if the comments of SB and jbstone are being represented as fact by Obama, then i think it could safely be argued that Barack, Meechelle, and everyone at the White House is trippin’

  88. I am mainly watching on C-Span but flip on the applause lines to NBC, CBS and/or ABC. It is amazing the difference in the level of applause from the Obama propogandist networks vs. what it is on C-Span.

  89. I can’t listen to one more word. He would have done better to utter two words tonight and then leave…”I resign.”

  90. VotingHillary

    I can’t listen to one more word. He would have done better to utter two words tonight and then leave…”I resign.”


  91. The liar in chief says he has a pen.

    Well, he can stick that pen where the sun don’t shine.

    What he needs is an eraser.

  92. Vid Of Victoria Nuland In Kiev, Ukraine. Nuland Was Key Figure For #Benghazi Cover-Up: Also Involved W/ Violent Protesters In Ukraine
    Victoria Nuland, Key Figure For #Benghazi Cover-Up Also Involved With Violent Protesters In Ukraine

    BELOW-Let’s flashback to Nov & Dec 2013. This is what the Obama administration was doing in Kiev: Undermining. (Meanwhile, conservative Americans have been FOR Obama’s aggression in Kiev, Ukraine) without knowing it. That’s because they were too damned busy making fun of our stance re. Kiev, Ukraine on many other websites instead of researching the truth. You only have yourselves to blame as natures laws of cause and effect will take place. I warned you about what was happening in Ukraine and you laughed me to scorn.


  93. wbboei January 29, 2014 at 12:14 am
    Texans would like to elect Ted again this year so he could vote twice in the Senate.

  94. Olympics terror threat has links to camps in Syria that are supported by the US

    What is Obama going to do now? Turn the gun on himself?

    “As the U.S.-led West continues to sponsor the SNC/FSA in Geneva, the mere existence of the Idlib camp should serve as a reminder of the true irrelevance and impotence of the West’s allies.”

    “The Sochi Olympics terror threat has links to camps in Syria that are supported by the U.S.,”Special to, By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, GIS/Defense, Foreign Affairs

    The planned wave of jihadist terrorism against the Sochi Winter Olympics (Feb. 7-23) is likely to be more extensive than was earlier considered, and with broader ramifications.

    It also has a strong linkage back into the jihadist groups functioning in Syria with the support of the U.S. and some of its regional allies.

    See more at:

  95. WTF? 19 Democrat Senators Urge SCOTUS to Force Christian Businesses to Pay for Contraceptives

    The following Democrats signed the statement:
    United States Senators: Patty Murray, Max Baucus, Barbara Boxer, Sherrod Brown, Maria Cantwell, Benjamin J. Cardin, Richard J. Durbin, Dianne Feinstein, Tom Harkin, Tim Johnson, Patrick J. Leahy, Carl Levin, Edward J. Markey, Robert Menendez, Barbara A. Mikulski, Harry Reid, Bernard Sanders, Charles E. Schumer, and Ron Wyden

    FOX News reported:
    Democratic senators intervened Tuesday in the Supreme Court fight over whether ObamaCare can force the company Hobby Lobby to provide contraceptive coverage to workers, arguing that “secular” businesses should not be exempt from the mandate.

    The 19 senators planned to file a brief before the court, which is still weeks away from considering the closely watched case. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., who planned to make her case on the Senate floor, adamantly defended the Obama administration’s side.

    “What’s at stake in this case before the Supreme Court is whether a CEO’s personal beliefs can trump a woman’s right to access free or low-cost contraception under the Affordable Care Act,” she said in prepared remarks.

    But Republican senators returned fire, jumping to Hobby Lobby’s defense in a brief of their own.

    “The ability to practice the faith we choose is one of our great constitutional rights. The Obama administration’s contraceptive mandate stomps on that right,” Sen. David Vitter said in a statement. He joined Sens. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; John Cornyn, R-Texas; and Mike Lee, R-Utah in the brief.

    The dueling arguments come as the Supreme Court prepares to consider the case. The justices said in November they would take up the issue, which has divided the lower courts in the face of roughly 40 lawsuits from for-profit companies asking to be spared from having to cover some or all forms of contraception.

  96. EXCLUSIVE: Obama’s high school pot dealer who he thanked for the ‘good times’ was beaten to death with a hammer by his gay lover

    President Obama’s high school pot dealer who he thanked in his yearbook for the ‘good times’ was beaten to death by his lover after a series of fights over flatulence and drugs, MailOnline can reveal today.

    Raymond Boyer, known as ‘Gay Ray’ to Obama and his marijuana smoking ‘Choom Gang’, was bludgeoned to death with a hammer seven years after he sold the future president and his friends drugs.

    His lover Andrew Devere, a male prostitute, gave police a laundry list of reasons for the killing, including that Boyer, a surfer and unemployed chef, constantly put him down, made him beg for drugs and had a habit of breaking wind in his face.

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