The Beatings Will Continue…

The mystery is solved. One picture tells the story.

His parentage is dubious. No one is 100% sure who his real father is. His “father” was so sexually active only DNA detectives can determine who’s who and what’s what. We’re not even sure of what his name is because he has had so many. His mother was liberal when it came to sperm donors. At the beginning of his magnificent new career he was gifted with a prestigious award in spite of having done nothing at all to earn the prize. Great hope was invested in him by the political left. Many considered him a good looking brainiac. Not a he-man he can best be described as “fey”. He went to the finest schools. The toast of blue-town. A world of promise. Yet he is a big fat flop.

Of course we write of Ronan Farrow. His mother is Hollywood’s Mia Farrow. In 1966 the 21 year old Farrow married the 50 year old Frank Sinatra. One year later came the divorce. Mia’s sister Prudence was the inspiration for the Beatles song Dear Prudence. Mia’s next marriage was to composer André Previn. That marriage didn’t last either. Enter Woody Allen the same year the Previn marriage ended.

We won’t examine the Woody Allen marriage to his own daughter nor the sex abuse allegations made by Farow siblings. Who has that much time? In 1987, Farrow gave birth to their son Satchel “Seamus” O’Sullivan Farrow, later known as Ronan Farrow. In a 2013 interview with Vanity Fair, Farrow stated that Ronan could “possibly” be the biological child of her first husband Frank Sinatra, with whom she claims to have “never really split up”.

For us that mystery is now cleared up. Ronan Farrow is the son of Frank Sinatra, not Woody Allen. No doubt about it. The proof is in the picture.

We saw the picture today and Satchel, er, Seamus, er Ronan, looks just like our beloved Frank Sinatra when he was young. Other than in his looks there is not much resemblance between Satchel, er, Seamus, er, Ronan and his very talented dad. Indeed if Ronan Farrow had a black daddy he would very much resemble in “accomplishments”… Barack “Boob” Obama:

” Farrow, 28 — the opinionated, blue-eyed son of actress Mia Farrow and either Woody Allen or Frank Sinatra (even Farrow’s not sure which) — has been a disaster for MSNBC. The channel took the frequent cable-show guest and handed him his own program, “Ronan Farrow Daily,” which premiered in late February.

He sort of stinks on TV,” an MSNBC source told Confidenti@l. “He hasn’t turned out to be the superstar they were hoping for.”

The theory was that Farrow, a Rhodes scholar who graduated college when he was 15 and went on to score degrees from Yale and Oxford, would bring his 245,000 Twitter followers with him to television. “But that hasn’t happened,” the source said. “Just because someone is a boy genius-turned-Twitter star doesn’t mean they deserve their own TV show.” [snip]

Even worse: Wednesday’s show was 708th among all programming ranked by Nielsen, in both total viewers and the 18-to-49 age group advertisers covet. The midnight airing of “Baggage” on the Game Show Network came in ahead of it, at No. 707, and the 8 a.m. “Golden Girls” on the Hallmark Channel (No. 700) crushed it.

Farrow, who has also worked for the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Obama administration, has looked uncomfortable on camera and often stumbles over his words. His lack of TV experience was especially apparent last week during an appearance on NBC’s “Today” in which he seemed to have trouble linking sentences.

Get that boy one of Barack’s TelePrompTer’s. When the “Golden Girls” beat you…. Keep in mind that in February, Farrow won the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism — after just three days on the air.

Next stop for Satchel, er Seamus, er Ronan? Why a Nobel Peace Prize of course!

MSNBC thought that an inexperienced do-nothing could lead the network to victory. MSNBC invested its hopes and dreams in an educated fool. Now MSNBC has a big fat flop dragging it down like an anchor on a missing plane.

Satchel, er Seamus, er Ronan is not the only bad bet the dunderheads at MSNBC have made. They bet on Obama as a world historic transformational leader. Instead they got world historic boobery. They bet on ObamaCare as the cure. ObamaCare proved worse than the disease. Now at MSNBC there is desperation. At MSNBC morale, like the ratings, are at an all time low. They could change and face the reality that they have been entirely wrong about Obama and his Obamination works. But, at MSNBC there will be no CHANGE. At MSNBC there is no HOPE. At MSNBC the beatings will continue until morale improves.

MSNBC is not alone. Race-baiter Jim Clyburn’s morale is at a low too:

“Jim Clyburn’s plea for Obama to do more

Veteran Democratic Rep. Jim Clyburn said Monday that the White House could be doing more to help Democrats in November’s midterms.

The South Carolina Democrat said while he feels “real good” about where his party stands right now, there’s still room for President Barack Obama to help further with his political apparatus.

“No, they aren’t doing everything,” Clyburn said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” in response to a question. “There’s some things I would like to see done, because there’s a lot of fundraising going on. I do not believe that fundraising will be key in November.”

Clyburn said what’s needed from the administration is ground game.

“I think the organization will be key,” Clyburn said. “And if we can get the White House to come in, or at least the president’s political operations, to help us at the state and local levels the way they did in Ohio and Florida, the mechanisms they put in place were just great.”

He said he didn’t think that was happening currently when asked by panelist Mark Halperin, who suggested Clyburn look into the camera and ask the president for his help.”

Poor race-baiter Clyburn’s morale is sinking. We believe he requires a good strong beating. Beat him unil his morale improves.

Improved morale will require a lot of beatings and more beatings. Clyburn knows that raising money will not hold back the coming storm. It doesn’t help that the ObamaCare website ended its last offical day of enrollment the way it began – by breaking down. Clyburn knows fools that voted for Obama and wanted ObamaCare have low morale too:

“Obamacare will be a huge voting issue for Republicans — that’s already clear. They’ll turn out in droves because they hate the law. What’s less clear is how Democrats will get their supporters to the polls to say, “hey, thanks for health reform.” [snip]

The reality is, it’s probably going to be a negative message rather than a positive one. [snip]

Increasingly, liberal Democrats and outside groups are convinced that the formula that party strategists had recommended until now — telling candidates to stress that they’ll fix what’s wrong with the law — is not going to work. [snip]

But those votes will allow the drumbeat of anti-Obamacare votes and investigations to get even louder. And if Democrats can’t turn public opinion around soon, they’ll have to deal with the enthusiasm gap all over again in 2016 — this time when they’re trying to hang on to the White House.”

The ObamaCare prescription: more beatings. The beatings will continue until morale improves. It doesn’t help that some of the truth about the mess called ObamaCare is coming out via Kathleen Sebelius: Oh, by the way, insurers tell us 10-20% of ObamaCare enrollees haven’t paid their premiums yet.

An election campaign based on support for ObamaCare? The Hammer makes it all go plouffe:

“Trading barbs, campaign lines and even some compliments, conservative columnist Dr. Charles Krauthammer and Barack Obama campaign mastermind David Plouffe entertained the George Washington University College Democrats and Republicans with a debate Sunday night on foreign policy, health care and the upcoming elections.

Krauthammer dominated the night delivering lines and anecdotes drawing the most laughs and applause.[snip]

Plouffe advised Democratic candidates to pay attention to all sides of the spectrum and to voter turn out, to put their opponent on trial and show them as an unsafe alternative, and to not be defensive on Obamacare but rather go on the offense and show what would happen to healthcare if Republicans take over.

Though Krauthammer called Plouffe’s 2014 analysis “brilliant” and said there’s a reason he is in the “hall of fame” of campaigns, he grinned broadly as he ironically voiced full support for Plouffe’s advice that Democrats run on Obamacare.

I hope you do and that’s the only advice that I think their side needs,” Krauthammer said. “By the way for those of you on this side of the aisle (pointing to the College Democrats), that was meant to be ironic.”

Dr. Krauthammer, like a judge pronouncing an execution sentence on a serial killer, is fully justified in his assessment. ObamaCare is a political serial killer:

“Early national polling is supporting the prevailing view in Washington that Democrats are in trouble in the 2014 midterm elections. While Democrats are more popular than the GOP among the general public, the party faces a number of challenges in November.

First, there’s an enthusiasm gap. [snip]

Another challenge for Democrats is winning independents, who typically decide election outcomes. Democrats trail Republicans among independents by 38% to 44%, according to Pew’s February survey. [snip]

A third challenge is the white vote. [snip]

Then there are the millennials. While support for Democratic candidates among African-Americans and Latinos remains high, young people are less enthusiastic. The Pew center’s in-depth surveys of those ages 18-34 indicate that this generation, a voting bloc so important to Mr. Obama’s two victories, is growing more disillusioned with the president. Millennial self-identification as Democrats has edged down to 50% from a high of 58% in 2009. Pew also found Mr. Obama’s job approval among millennials has fallen to 49% in early 2014, down from 70% in the honeymoon months of 2009, his highest rating among any generation.

Opinion of the president is probably the greatest problem for Democrats this year.

For millennials, the beatings must continue. Their morale must be made to be improved. The beatings will continue. More and more beatings will be required:

“Democrats’ prospects for 2014 do not look rosy. There is little chance that they will retake the House, and a good chance they will lose seats. Even worse, there is a significant chance that they will lose control of the Senate. Our forecasting model said as many as two months ago. That forecast continues to square with the sense of many analysts — even those who mocked the forecast. [snip]

As we have begun to incorporate candidate experience into the model, our initial sense is this: Republicans may have a far better chance of winning control of the Senate than we or other analysts previously thought. Here is a preliminary estimate: The GOP could have as much as a 4 in 5 chance of controlling the chamber.”

It gets worse. The blame game has already started:

“Bracing for a rough midterm-election outcome, Democrats aren’t waiting until Election Day to start blaming one another for the party’s problems. Anticipating the possibility that Republicans will flip the Senate, the finger-pointing game is already underway between the party’s warring factions.

Earlier this month, Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas argued liberals had successfully purged so-called squishy moderates from the Democratic Party’s ranks—even if those same lawmakers had helped the party retain conservative-leaning Senate and House seats. From the middle, the centrist Democratic think tank Third Way has become more outspoken in criticizing progressive leaders, including Sen. Elizabeth Warren and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, for advocating an agenda that will compromise the party’s ability to attract moderate voters.

The public spats between outside groups are nothing compared with the private finger-pointing over who could be responsible if Republicans ride a political wave this year. The moderate wing is prepared to blame the party for avoiding centrist initiatives like free-trade deals and entitlement reform, while the Left will argue party leaders didn’t do enough to protect benefits.

This is a coming divide for the Democratic Party,” said one progressive strategist, who was granted anonymity to speak candidly. “Not only about explaining 2014, but laying the groundwork for 2016.”

Our recommendation: more beatings. More beatings are necessary. Increase the beatings. Let a thousand welts swell. The beatings must continue. The beatings will continue. The beatings will continue until morale improves.

Morale will improve once Obama and his Obamaination works and allies are beaten down, never to rise again.

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  1. The latest rationalization from Obama Dimocrats is that the elections this November won’t matter because Obama has the veto. Al Hunt disputes this notion:

    http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-03-30/republican-senate-could-work-around-obama-s-veto

    Republican Senate Could Work Around Obama’s Veto

    If Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate in this year’s elections, it will be, as Vice President Joe Biden might put it more graphically, a big deal.

    Last week, elections handicapper Nate Silver gave a 60 percent probability that the Republicans would gain at least the half-dozen seats required for a majority. This wasn’t news to top party strategists. But it produced a palpable panic among Democrats along Pennsylvania Avenue, from the White House to Capitol Hill.

    Rationalizations followed. Maybe the assumptions were flawed, or Republicans would overreach and set the stage for Democrats to come back in 2016. In any case, President Barack Obama has the veto pen for the last two years of his term. That glosses over the profound policy implications of a change that would affect many areas.

    The Affordable Care Act: The president can stop repeal of Obamacare, but a determined congressional majority can wreak havoc by using the initial budget process, known as reconciliation, which allows major changes to be made with only a majority Senate vote that isn’t subject to filibusters.

    The Republicans can use reconciliation to pass lots of policies — even repealing parts of Obamacare,” says Lanhee Chen, formerly a top policy adviser to Mitt Romney and now a research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and a Bloomberg View columnist.

    Republicans have struggled to come up with any palatable alternatives to the health-care law. That means major components such as the subsidies and tax credits, or the ban on discrimination against insuring those with pre-existing conditions, wouldn’t be changed. But deep cuts in funding for running the program and getting new enrollees would take a toll.

    There could be a big hit in day-to-day administration,” says Chris Jennings, a health-care expert who has worked with the Obama administration.

    Fiscal Priorities: Despite the power of the presidential veto, all the compromises would move to the right. [snip]

    Regulation: A Republican Congress would hold the upper hand. Regulatory agencies the party doesn’t like — a long list that includes the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, the Internal Revenue Service, the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Environmental Protection Agency — could turn into toothless watchdogs with slashed budgets.

    There would be a big push for the Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act, which requires congressional approval for all major regulations.

    Appointments: Senate confirmation for all but the most routine nominations would be a slog. Republicans might repeal the so-called nuclear option rule, which requires only 51 votes (not 60 to break a filibuster) to confirm an executive or judicial appointment short of the Supreme Court.

    It’s difficult to envision a Republican-run Senate confirming any Supreme Court appointment by Obama.

    Foreign Policy: The biggest issue might be a nuclear deal with Iran. Odds are the current negotiations will be extended until the end of this year or next year. For now, only the strong hand of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid prevents legislation that might scuttle the negotiations from coming to the floor.

    If a deal is reached, a Republican Congress would probably refuse to repeal the sanctions imposed on Iran. The president can waive some of these measures by executive order. But Congress would still have latitude to complicate any arrangement.

    As to investigations of alleged administration misconduct, take the current number and double it. Democrats, when not in a state of panic, predict that such a scenario would lead to Republican overreach, paving the way for a Democratic president — and Senate — two years later. If so, the agenda of that new president would be to undo much of what had been done the previous two years.

  2. from Admin’s post above:

    The Affordable Care Act: The president can stop repeal of Obamacare, but a determined congressional majority can wreak havoc by using the initial budget process, known as reconciliation, which allows major changes to be made with only a majority Senate vote that isn’t subject to filibusters.

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    isn’t this interesting…how short sighted the controlling Dims have been…the controlling Senate Dims…the ignoramous Harry Reid…ah…but they thought they were so smart when they went for the nuclear option…they thought now they could really control the minority…and weaken them…

    …people tried to warn them…they, the Senate Dims, would not always be in power…should they really try to change the Senate for such political and short sighted purposes…

    and now where do the stupid Senate Dims and Harry Reid find themselves…

    two of O’s appointees never made it past first base…so the nuke option didn’t help there…

    and now they are facing the threshold and poised to loose the who shabang…the Senate Majority…and end of up in the minority…languishing away because they shot themselves in the foot because the Senate Dims made being in the minority weaker…when our country was founded on the premise that the minority should still have a voice…idiots…they have blown the power entrusted to them…

    Harry Reid really, really needs to retire and go be a nice grandfather somewhere in Nevada…getting rid of him will already get everyone on a better track…

    such a waste and so disappointing…

  3. Brilliant, Admin. There are lessons to be learned from the beatings. Hopefully, the beatings will help the Dems develop some measure of humility and will serve as reminders that government in this country is done with the consent of the governed. We aren’t theirs to use, exploit, manipulate, cheat, sell-out, etc. I sincerely hope that Daily Kos owner learns a few things as well, along with his fellow Kooks. How stupid to make such a claim. Of course, he has reported on one study which claimed the Dem Party was becoming more liberal. As I recall, the numbers were not impressive, and certainly not conclusive evidence that moderates have been purged from party. If His Kookiness is right, he damn well better prepare to see his party lose time and again.

    After 2008, I swore not to vote for another Dem as long as Barack and the Progs were in charge. Major and repeated election losses should send a message to DNC, Obama, and the elected Dem officials that we would not stand for the kind of cut-throat thug antics they pulled in 2008. We wouldn’t stand for an unqualified, unveiled, inexperienced wimp being pre-selected as the Party’s nominee. We wouldn’t tolerate the damage he and they had done to the party and to the country, in general. Such losses would also send a clear message to MSM that their bias would not be tolerated – bias which manifested in abuse of power, voter manipulation, attempts to influence election outcomes, failure to accurately report any news that would rightfully, cast aspersions on Barack and his administration, and on and on.

    let the beatings begin.

  4. Big Media Obama supporter has questions for ObamaCare:

    http://www.nationaljournal.com/white-house/obamacare-survives-now-can-it-be-fixed-20140331

    1. What are the real numbers? There is no disputing that Affordable Care Act sign-ups surged in the past few weeks, despite a deplorable rollout in late 2013. But we won’t know for weeks whether the administration accomplished its goal of adding 7 million people to the insurance rolls, including a plurality of healthy young adults.

    2. How will Americans respond when their monthly insurance premiums increase next year for health plans sold through federal and state marketplaces? The Washington Post noted today that many plans “low-balled” the prices for 2014 to attract customers. Premiums go up every year, but now the rates are linked to the success or failure of the ACA marketplaces. Double-digit increases are possible.

    3. Will the Democratic Party suffer a reverse halo affect? That is, will voters so associate Obama’s party with health care that any problems with the system—everything from high premiums to smug doctors—get placed at Democrats’ feet?

    4. Who will get more attention—the people who had their plans canceled and pay more for an equivalent policy that doesn’t include their doctor? Or people with preexisting conditions or young-adult children who benefit directly from the ACA?

    5. How will Americans respond when they start getting fined for refusing to buy insurance?

    6. Will Republicans pay a price for blocking Medicaid expansion in states? If not, will these holes in the system undermine ACA?

    7. Will the GOP win the Senate and gain seats in the House by campaigning against Obama and his signature policy? That outcome is a bit more likely than not. If Republicans romp in November and then win the presidency in 2016, the law could be dismantled.

    8. Will common sense prevail over partisanship? As my colleague Sam Baker noted, “Republicans predicted it would collapse on itself (didn’t happen), while Democrats swore the public would embrace it as time went on (also didn’t happen).” The partisans were wrong (again), because the truth lurks in the middle:

    The nation needs a universal health care system.

    A flawed ACA is the best approach that a divided and dysfunctional Washington could produce at the time.

    But for Obamacare to be a durable reform, the ACA needs political and policy input from Republicans. Democrats need to be willing to cede some control, and Republicans need to responsibly accept it.

    That’s not going to happen any time soon. Not when “fix it” is an empty election-year slogan for the Democratic Party, and when governing from Washington is impossible for the GOP.

  5. Michael Barone on the Obama coalition:

    http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2014/04/01/obamas_top-and-bottom_coalition_shows_signs_of_strain_122126.html

    John Kennedy’s Democratic coalition united white Southerners and northern Catholics. Half a century later, Republican Mitt Romney carried white Southerners and white Catholics by wide margins.

    Barack Obama’s Democratic Party is a top-and-bottom coalition, with affluent gentry liberals and blacks, single women, recent Hispanic immigrants and young voters — all groups of little political heft in Kennedy’s day.

    Now in the sixth year of the Obama presidency, with his job approval stuck below 50 percent, there are signs of strain. And choices made earlier, when Democrats held congressional supermajorities, are starting to prove troublesome.

    One choice was to not bring forward immigration legislation that would provide a path to legalization for immigrants in the country unlawfully. This was a top priority for the Hispanic Caucus, but Obama and Democratic congressional leaders chose not to advance an issue that would cost them the support of some Democrats and require Republican votes.

    During the 2012 campaign, this caused Obama few problems, except for some pointed questions in a Univision interview. But the president’s job approval among Hispanics plummeted 23 points in 2013, according to Gallup — more than any other demographic group.

    And it may be plummeting even more. Hispanics are more likely than average to lack health insurance, and Obamacare was supposed to help. But, with a Spanish language website non-functional for two months, few uninsured Hispanics seem to have signed up, and the latest Pew Research Center poll shows Obamacare approval among Hispanics down to 47 percent.

    One issue the Obama Democrats put ahead of immigration was global warming. In June 2009, Nancy Pelosi’s House passed a cap-and-trade bill. That had political costs — it was a career-ender for many Blue Dog Democrats — and the issue never reached the Senate floor even when there were 60 Democrats there.

    But it was a top priority for green gentry liberals. Green in their concern for the environment — and green in terms of money. This year, San Francisco hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer pledged to spend $100 million to elect candidates opposed to the Keystone XL pipeline.

    Upwards of 60 percent of voters favor a permit for Keystone XL. Canada is a safe source of energy, and pipelines are the safest way to transport oil. But Obama has held up the approval process for five years — longer than it took America to get from Pearl Harbor to the surrender of Germany and Japan. Money talks.

    Some analysts have argued that opposing Keystone XL will appeal to young voters, the Millennial generation that voted 66 and 60 percent for Obama in 2008 and 2012. But Pew reports that Millennials are less likely than their elders to describe themselves as environmentalists; only 32 percent do so.

    Speaking of Millennials, it is hard to see what they have gotten from the Obama Democrats. The 2009 stimulus package, Princeton political scientist Julian Zelizer points out, sent money to states to protect jobs of public employee union members rather than create new jobs for young people.

    The public employee unions, after all, give lots of money to Democrats. The Millennials, the chumps, just give them votes — or did.

    Millennials also came out on the short end of Obamacare, which was designed to have under-30s with negative net worth subsidize premiums for peak-net-worth elders aged 50 to 64. Evidently, Obamacare’s architects were focused on whom they could pay off rather than whom they were gouging.

    Democrats have also been split on charter schools, with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and teacher unions trying to shut them down while New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo cheers on the low-income parents rallying for them.

    Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan have a mixed record on the issue. State Democrats face internal fights between teacher unions and parents.

    National Democrats meanwhile are flailing on Obamacare. Senate Democrats, in panic over adverse polls, are thinking of legislating fixes, while the administration keeps rewriting the law.

    It’s still true that Republicans are having a hard time assembling a majority coalition. But the Democrats’ majority coalition seems to be breaking down.

  6. Came to the party late, still reading your great post Admin.

    …The last day of OBAMAcare website signup duties, it breaks down.

    The same day, on twitter, lil’ Jarrett says to sign up for healthcare, it’s “easy peasy” Guess she is outta the loop on how things work, or not.

    …Oh, by the way, insurers tell us 10-20% of ObamaCare enrollees haven’t paid their premiums yet.

    So—the reported 6 mil. sign ups, are not really paying customers.

    What now?

    Easy, peasy…corrupt and sleazy.

    What a freakin’ mess.

    Maybe oBamba deserves another free, easy, peasy Peace Price for his accomplishments.

    His tin cup runneth over.

  7. Drudge has a great headliner…

    April Fools

    (The healthcare website is down on the last signup day)

    Maybe the King of the fools will announce on his day, tomorrow, the deadline will be extended for another few months?

  8. Have you ever…….

    Turkish energy minister says there were power cuts on election night because of cats inside the power distribution units..No joke

  9. Really no surprise. We all knew it was a lie!
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    Breaking: CIA Station Chief in Libya Told Obama Administration No Protest Occurred

    The CIA station chief in Libya told his superiors that no protest occurred before the attack on the consulate in Benghazi.

    This clearly implicates the White House and Susan Rice with misrepresenting the truth to the American public.

    Obama lackey Susan Rice told five different news organizations that the Benghazi attack started as a protest over an obscure YouTube video.

    This was not true.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/04/breaking-cia-station-chief-in-libya-told-obama-administration-no-protest-occurred/

  10. Betcha he gives a victory speech and lap. 😆

    The 7 million target, thought to be out of reach by most experts, was in sight on a day that saw surging consumer interest as well as vexing computer glitches that slowed sign-ups on the HealthCare.gov website.

    Two government officials confirmed the milestone, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter ahead of an official announcement.

    Seven million was the original target set by the Congressional Budget Office for enrollment in taxpayer-subsidized private health insurance through new online markets created under Obama’s signature legislation.

    That was scaled back to 6 million after the disastrous launch of HealthCare.gov last fall. Several state-run websites also had crippling problems

    The 7 million target, thought to be out of reach by most experts, was in sight on a day that saw surging consumer interest as well as vexing computer glitches that slowed sign-ups on the HealthCare.gov website.

    Two government officials confirmed the milestone, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter ahead of an official announcement.

    Seven million was the original target set by the Congressional Budget Office for enrollment in taxpayer-subsidized private health insurance through new online markets created under Obama’s signature legislation.

    That was scaled back to 6 million after the disastrous launch of HealthCare.gov last fall. Several state-run websites also had crippling problems

    http://news.msn.com/us/deadline-brings-high-interest-for-health-insurance

  11. Admin: great post. A couple reactions. First, I think Obama may be Damien–and that secular commie devil–Franklin Marshall Davis who he spent time with as a boy, who was fool enough to lust for his mother and who resembles him more than BO Sr. may be the real father. Easy for mommie dearest to blame the black man who was not there, than acknowledge that the real father was a notorious communist and child molester. Second, not only did MSNBC invest its hopes and dreams in the fraud, it invested its BRAND, such that as he goes so do they, ratings wise and in the perception of the public. As a result they have become course and cartoonish and racist to the point that they are now radioactive.

  12. Leanora
    April 1, 2014 at 6:35 am
    Really no surprise. We all knew it was a lie!
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    Breaking: CIA Station Chief in Libya Told Obama Administration No Protest Occurred

    The CIA station chief in Libya told his superiors that no protest occurred before the attack on the consulate in Benghazi.

    This clearly implicates the White House and Susan Rice with misrepresenting the truth to the American public.

    Obama lackey Susan Rice told five different news organizations that the Benghazi attack started as a protest over an obscure YouTube video.

    This was not true.

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2014/04/breaking-cia-station-chief-in-libya-told-obama-administration-no-protest-occurred/

    ______________

    Even though Hillary said from the beginning that the Benghazi attack was possibly an act of terrorism, watch FOX and right wing radio report this repeatedly, and in an effort to deliberately mislead the public, lump Hillary in with Obama and Rice. Anybody want to take bets on how many times they’ll mention her name in connection with this story?

  13. It’s still true that Republicans are having a hard time assembling a majority coalition. But the Democrats’ majority coalition seems to be breaking down.
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    Third party time, bay-bee.

    Question: why should the Bush family, who have made a mess of governing this nation, be permitted to have a third bite at the apple?

    Fuck’em.

    As for this billionaire who wants to spend $100 billion on global warming to bury the middle class, apox on him and a plague on his house.

  14. Great article on Obamacare–the gift that keeps giving. Given a choice between unaffordable health care insurance and groceries, people are electing to go without insurance. For me, this points to the central defect in the liberal mind: its always the intent and never the impact of what they do. If the intent is lofty, utopian etc. then the execution is simply a matter of detail, which is of no interest to them. But in the real world, where the rubber meets the road, execution is everything. Obamacare and the Edsel have much in common. Zeke should be drawn and quartered. And Obama should get off his ass and start turning shit into apple butter, which is child’s play for a big media beloved short order cook messiah like him.

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/04/report-new-yorkers-forced-to-choose-between-groceries-and-obamacare//#more

  15. It’s still true that Republicans are having a hard time assembling a majority coalition
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    Now that is an understatement.

    If the republican elites force Jebediah down the throats of the party, and diss Paul et. al., then their 2016 presidential prospects are DOA. Under the best of conditions the base will not turn out. Under the worst of conditions (for them), a third party candidate will emerge, and a full blown third party by 2020.

  16. I am going to go out on a limb here and say something most people will not accept, but will probably prove to be right.

    Today, with the singular exception of politics, the scale of organization activity is transitioning from the large enterprise to the small one. Thanks to technology, an individual with a computer can summon up the powers of an entire corporation, or fire the dart that brings it down. At one time, the nation state had a monopoly on large scale violence whereas today it can be commandeered by a single individual with a rocket launcher. What this means, in practical terms, is the elite class can never really be safe unless they can command totalitarian control over society. It also means that political parties which seek to aggregate large blocks of competing interests who may have little in common save opposition to their opposite number who represents the common enemy cannot survive. Within the next fifty and quite possibly be the end of our lifetime, we will see the biological process of mitosis visited on both political parties, and what will emerge is the multi party system, which has never been possible before. To most of us, this will not matter, but at least you will know that the candidate you vote for will represent your interests, rather than trading them away for some other occupant of the big tent you are in.

  17. San Francisco hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer pledged to spend $100 million to elect candidates opposed to the Keystone XL pipeline.
    ————-
    A hedge fund billionaire? Are those the credentials of someone whose opinion should matter over the competing opinions of millions of people? What is there about his vision that makes it correct, when so much of it is based on junk science? This cocksucker should get out of the political process, where he aims to use OPM–other people’s money, specifically, tax payers money, to advance his agenda, and promote his vision with his own money and though private research and endeavors. In sum, stop trying use other people’s money to finance your utopian illusions. But in the final analysis, that is what hedge fund vultures do, yes?

  18. “San Francisco hedge fund billionaire Tom Steyer pledged to spend $100 million to elect candidates opposed to the Keystone XL pipeline.”
    ********
    I suspect that if the money trail was exposed, Tom Steyer has financial gain associated with rail and trucking companies or with Canadian pipeline companies, etc. Buffett and Imelt have major interests in delaying the northern Keystone segment inorder to keep the railroad profits going. It’s interesting that whenever the street theater of “Keystone” is presented, it is never mentioned that the important pipeline segment from Cushing OK to the Texas refineries was completed last(?) month. Also never mentioned is that Obama issued several exec. orders to speed up construction of Keystone, last one issued May 2013.

  19. Some Bay Area, (California) Residents Refuse To Sign Up For Insurance, Will Pay Penalty

    SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) – Despite an extended deadline to sign up for health care under Covered California, some in the Bay Area are choosing to pay a penalty instead of insurance because of the cost.

    Brian Roi has worked as a bartender without insurance for the last two years. He chose not to sign up for health coverage because at the end of the night, he said the math does not add up.

    “It doesn’t work for me.” Roi told KPIX 5. “I went to college. I have to pay all these student loans still I’m paying those. I’m paying credit card bills that incurred when I went to college.”

    Roi said he would have to pay about $3,000 this year for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act.

    He said it’s just too expensive. “I’m just trying to stay healthy,” Roi said.

    Roi would rather pay the penalty, which is $95 the first year or one percent of a person’s taxable income, whichever is greater. In his case, it comes out to $350 for 2014.

    “I guess they’re trying to scare people into doing it. But a smart person will realize that’s only one month of insurance,” he said.

    Covered California spokesperson Dana Howard told KPIX 5 about those who don’t sign up, “That would be a mistake, because you might be able to come out ahead financially for a short time of paying the penalty and not paying for your premium, but you will pay that penalty and you will have nothing to show for it.”

    As of February, 25 percent of Obamacare applicants were young adults under 34.

    Robert Hicken, a self-employed entrepreneur, said, “I could have done it, I could have pulled the trigger, but that feeling in the back of my mind is still kind of rubbed me the wrong way that I live here in the United States of America and I’m being forced to do something.”

    Hicken knows he can’t go without health insurance for long, but he is taking the risk for now.

  20. It’s taken Big Media until April of 2014 to write what we wrote back in 2007. We called it the “situation comedy” demographic coalition. As the NYTimes writes this election coalition is “historically” bad for winning. Who knew? We did – back in 2007.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/01/us/politics/democrats-scramble-to-stave-off-midterm-disaster.html?_r=0

    Democrats Scramble to Stave Off Midterm Disaster

    WASHINGTON — If it were only President Obama’s flagging poll numbers, the problem for Democrats of how to mobilize core supporters to vote this fall would be bad enough. Midterm elections for an unpopular president’s party are almost always bleak.

    But it is not only that. The very structure of the 21st-century national Democratic coalition makes its November turnout predicament bad, perhaps historically so.

    There’s never been a worse coalition for the purpose of a midterm election,” said David Wasserman of The Cook Political Report. The ability of Democrats to counter the problem will help determine how politically difficult Mr. Obama’s last two years in the White House could become. [snip]

    Young voters have abandoned the midterm electorate at more than twice the rate of seniors. Hispanics, who favored Mr. Obama by a margin of 44 percentage points, have voted at just two-thirds the rate of whites. Unmarried women, the source of the Democratic advantage with women, vote less often than their married counterparts.

    I’m worried this could be a disaster,” said Celinda Lake, a Democratic pollster.

    These patterns have not always hurt her party this badly. Retirees, for example, invariably cast ballots more often than younger voters. But as recently as the 2000 presidential race, they leaned Democratic. [snip]

    But “just because they find these people doesn’t mean they have a message that will work” to turn them out, said Zac Moffatt, a Republican strategist who was an aide to Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign. Mr. McAuliffe, for instance, had less success mobilizing young voters than he did with African-Americans.

    Most of the crucial Senate races lie in battlegrounds so friendly to Mr. Romney that Mr. Obama did not contest them in 2012. Among those pivotal states are Arkansas, Alaska, Louisiana and Montana.

    About 70 percent of House Democrats’ targeted races occur in four states Mr. Obama won (California, Illinois, New York and Florida). Only Florida was competitive enough to attract a full-blown Obama campaign.

    Even there, a recent special House election underscored the Democrats’ turnout problem. The contested district, which includes much of St. Petersburg, has 2.4 percent more registered Republicans than Democrats. But Republicans outnumbered Democrats by eight percentage points among those who actually voted, early evidence that Republicans are more energized about November.

    The Obama coalition is great for ratings on a situation comedy on television. But as a way to build a political party it is a disaster. Only now are the idiots running the party who gifted Obama the 2008 nomination figuring this out.

  21. They are starting to get on my nerves–RINOS who look to the patterns of history to explain what is happening now. Cost, for example. Now, some guy I have never heard of at PJMedia.

    I read a book once by a CIA operative, who witnessed more than one failure by the intelligence community to predict and respond to a particular threat. The root cause of those failures? Too many people looking at the facts, seeing patterns, but missing a critical factor which changed the entire equation. Suddenly, blatto.

    The latest example is the attempt to compare Obama to . . . Roosevelt. Now I have never taken LSD. Nor do I have any current plans to do so. But assuming hypothetically that I did, I cannot imagine that in my wildest dreams/nightmares conjuring up that one.

    You could argue that they are alike in the sense that neither one of them is named John. But that is about as far as the comparison goes. Simply put, Obama hates America and Obama is the worst president in our history. No one who lives in the same world as most of us could possibly say that about Roosevelt. Shorn of the formalities, stripped of all pretense, Roosevelt represents success, and Obama is failure, writ large.
    —————

    The Silence of the Liberals

    Roger Simon

    April 1st, 2014 – 7:35 am

    Am I the only one or have you noticed your liberal friends and family have been strangely silent lately?

    I tweeted as much Friday and, given the number of retweets in a matter of minutes, I gather I am not alone.

    So why are these normally voluble people suddenly doing a disappearing act? (I’m not talking about the politicians and pundits. They’re being paid to move their mouths.) It’s pretty obvious.

    They are bewildered and embarrassed. Some are even ashamed of themselves, not that they will readily admit it. The man who was their hero has now been unmasked in every direction as the worst president since the Civil War and possibly earlier. Not only is he a cheesy liar, everything he has done, domestic and foreign, has failed, sometimes to extraordinary degrees. The domestic part is bad enough, but at least that might be reparable. The foreign is another matter. The world is spinning out of control. Who knows where that will end?

    Hence, the silence.

  22. As an eloquent and long gone poster named William once observed: Hillary is the last Roosevelt liberal. The party is now owned by billionaires, lock, stock and barrel. Which is not to say that the other party is not.

  23. Admin:

    When you take you have said vs what this joker has said about Obama, and compare it to the actual performance which we have seen from Obama over these past few years, it becomes obvious which one has failed to get over 2008.

    Personally, I am more concerned with the general health of this little feller. Like the boneless wonder, and the two headed man, he is something of a freak of nature. His head is up his ass. Laxatives have failed to dislodge it. Proctologists have told us surgery will not work. The only hope is amputation. He is betting that Obamacare will cover it.

  24. Wbboei, we fell off our pink chaise when we read the very first comment:

    Bush and Fox News have fucked up political discourse in this country beyond repair. They’re the reason Congress is bought and sold to the highest bidder. It’s not Obama’s fault – it’s Congress. The republicans run on saying our government doesn’t work, get elected and prove it. If Obama had a complying Congress when he was first inaugurated, none of this would be a problem.

    The person who posted the comment must be doing a bit of agitprop right? After all Obama did have a “complying Congress when he was first inaugurated”. Is that comment a product of dementia, ignorance, or a wry sense of agitprop comedy? No one is that stupid right? We suspect that comment might be a slap at Obama but we might be wrong. What do you think?

    http://www.democraticunderground.com/10024761878

  25. the best one is the last comment……..on Dummieland about us.

    “Who cares what a whack-job website has to say?”

    Pot meet kettle, you were and still are the lunatic underground run by whackjobs for whackjobs.

  26. admin
    April 1, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    I think he is a satirist, and is slipping a mickey to his fellow posters at DU–as in duhh.

    If not then he is an ideologue.

    His gasp of reality is per force suspect.

    However he does realize that Obama is a failure.

    Hence he is reduced to defending him.

    But instead of meeting the objections head on

    He reverts to the shop worn cliches of the Obama cult

    That may be enough to keep fellow cultists on the reservation for now

    But other stark enthusiasts will see him as an embarrassment

    And keep their own heads below the fox hole

    For the reasons Roger Simon alludes to above

  27. For me, the prototypical Obama cultist is a child who shuts his eyes, covers his ears, and repeats the cultist mantra over and over—to ward off the real world.

  28. I wonder what Maria Shriver has to say about all this now.

    I can recall a time in 2008, when she led a crowd chanting these words:

    Obama is Messiah.

    He is the one we have been waiting for.

    Meanwhile Obama was busy shaking down a crowd of impressionable blacks.

    He warned them not to allow themselves to be bamboozled.

    Theater Of The Absurd stuff you say?

    Of course. But it happened.

    Worse, over half the electorate bought that bullshit, hook line and sinker.

    Twice!!!

  29. To get an idea about the accuracy of the Obamacare sign ups, consider the campaign finances. Pumapac’s FECK Obama Team showed that he had fewer than 700,000 unique donors on his books that accounted for only 2/3 of his donations. He claimed he had over 3 million donors. Analysis of the donation distributions suggest that most of the unaccounted for funds were just plain funny money. He did get audited by the FEC and
    he has the dubious distinction of receiving the largest fine from the FEC for any presidential campaign.
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/01/04/obama-campaign-fine/1810285/

  30. In the name of political correctness, from this point hence April Fool’s Day will be re-named Obama Appreciation Day. Inside sources tell us that this is a matter of damage control. Absent that limitation, he would be perceived as a fool for all seasons. Certainly Putin (or Poo teen if you prefer) views him in that light. And Putin’s view is widely shared throughout the world. I have it on good authority that last night in the Kremlin Russian leader toasted Obama as a fool for all seasons, and the butt of April Fools day. But if it were not for Republicans, and Putin, and Europe, and the Tea Party, and FOX News, and White People, and Bibi, and the Koch Brothers etc. he would be seen for the Messiah he truly is. Or, as the idiot Maria Shriver would say, the one we have been waiting for. Which begs he question first asked by Tanto when he and the Lone Ranger when he said it looks like this is it Tanto, i.e. what do you mean we, paleface?

  31. Larry is much too solicitous in his assessment of Obamacare. . . . .

    The truth is the American public is about to get raped.

    And why pray tell is that?

    Because, as the bumper sticker pasted to the cars of Obama zombies assures us: Obamacare, because Obama cares.

    It is exactly as Admin says: “the age of fake”.

    Thanks to the incessant lies, distortions and cover-up of big media.

    Obama cannot help being what he is: a sociopath

    But with big media it is a volitional act.

    Therein lies the high crime.

    It is their doing.
    ———————–

    7 Million Sign Up for Obamacare—APRIL FOOLS!!!

    By Larry Johnsongravatar

    on April 1, 2014 at 6:45 PM in Current Affairs

    Hysterical. What a hoot. Obama and team, in the “fool” spirit of 1 April, got their gag game on and went out before cameras insisting that a gazillion people had signed up for the ironically named, Affordable Care Act. Got to show some love to Barack Obama and company for their shrewd since of humor. For the past six months nobody on the White House staff or at Health and Human Services knew anything about the number of folks who had actually signed up. But now, on April first, they suddenly have perfect info? They still can’t tell you who has paid and how many of those signing up are actually replacing plans they were forced to drop because of Obamacare, but who cares? All that matters is that they tell the joke with a straight face.

    PUHLEAZE!! This is a heaping, steaming pile of bullshit. Sort of like marching at the rear of the American Royal parade. You have no alternative but to stride thru a collection of horse manure and cow shit.

    If I bake you a pie made of human feces, it does not matter how much sugar I sprinkle on top or how insistently I tell you it is the best goddamn pie you’ve ever eaten. One immutable fact remains–a shit pie is a shit pie.

    What most Americans will discover is that the so-called Affordable Care Act makes their health care more expensive, their doctors less accessible and their options for hospitals and clinics fewer. Embrace the suck Democrats, embrace the suck. Because no matter how much paint you try to put on this turd of a law, underneath the veneer it is still a festering pile of excrement.

  32. Today being April Fools Day, lies (like 7.1 million enrollees in Obmacare) are all in fashion. In keeping with the same, I wish to dedicate the following u tube video to Kathleen Sebelius for the excellent job she has done setting up the website and fulfilling the goal of affordable health care for all concerned. In this clip we see Barack and Soros in the beginning, the top bananas of the IRS doing what they do best to the American People, and best of all Kathleen herself as the Lady In The Tutti Fruity Hat:

  33. 7.1 million enrollees in Obmacare

    —-
    Freakin’ amazing. Just a couple of days ago it was reported that 3 mil had signed up. Now, in just a couple of days, that number more than doubled on a website that was down.

    Easy peasy, corrupt and sleazy.

    Asswipes, liars, crooks and thieves.

    How many of these imaginary people actually paid for their ObamaCare?

  34. Admin, thanks so much for posting the DU link. The Kool-aide Guzzlers are worried bout what we’re doing over here at Big Pink. As usual their synapses aren’t firing quite right. But, what they lack in cognitive ability, they make up for in imagination. Some think that the country’s problems all started with the Clintons and the DLC. Others believe it all went to hell in 2000. Come to think of it, blaming Clinton and/or Bush is just business as usual for the progressive kiddies. Nothing at all imaginative about that. Some think Big Pink is really a Republican site. Wow. How many times have we heard than one.

    The one thing that the DU kids agree on is that they are not fans of Big Pink. They’re probably intimidated by the well-articulated, brilliant analyses like those Admin regularly delivers. Maybe the cogent, reasoned, insightful comments make them feel a little insecure about their own political views and their ability to articulate their positions with clarity.

    You have to hand it to the Kool-Aid Kids. They’re always good for a laugh.

  35. Age of Fake (Revisited)

    “Industry analysts have been taking educated guesses at how many of the uninsured bought ObamaCare policies. Studies put that number at 23 percent, which would mean that even if White House claims of 7 million enrollments are taken at face value, only about 850,000 of them were previously without insurance.

    The remaining 6 million-plus are people who bought into ObamaCare because Barack Obama killed their insurance policies, and the IRS will fine the crap out of them if they don’t buy something from the ACA exchanges. The Affordable Care Act created 70 to 80 percent of its own “customer base,” then forced them to do business at gunpoint.

    Obama used to claim that the broken HealthCareDotGov system was like a great store filled with terrific products, but the cash register was broken. No, it’s more like a rickety cart selling hideously overpriced tires, right next to a line of spikes that blow your wheels off, with a cop car visible in the distance. Shame how your tires just exploded there, mister! Better buy a new set from Honest Barry’s Emporium – you wouldn’t want to drive on a flat and get arrested by that policeman!

    Furthermore, there are studies suggesting that a very high percentage of the previously uninsured – some say over 50 percent – fail to make their first premium payment, so they end up without valid coverage. Imagine if Obama’s Big Lie wasn’t a lie, everyone who liked their plan got to keep their plan, only half of the uninsured paid for valid coverage, and the April Fool’s “victory lap” was celebrating less than 500,000 enrollments.

    Great job, guys! How much did that website cost again? How much are taxpayers shelling out for these subsidies? How much do you think those “risk corridor” bailouts for the insurance industry will set us back? All to bring insurance to half a million new people. Maybe a million, with luck.”

    http://www.redstate.com/2014/04/01/obamacare-success-just-ignore-everything-wrong/

  36. Admin

    From that NYT article:

    “Young voters have abandoned the midterm electorate at more than twice the rate of seniors. Hispanics, who favored Mr. Obama by a margin of 44 percentage points, have voted at just two-thirds the rate of whites. Unmarried women, the source of the Democratic advantage with women, vote less often than their married counterparts”.
    ________

    Finally, they are getting it. As you said, media has been slow to recognize the disintegration of the Dem coalition. Anyone have Dona Brazille’s address? I’d like to send her a copy of this article. Actually, maybe it would be better just to email her a video of the Toldja So dance.

  37. Muslim Brotherhood Launches Own U.S. Political Party

    Islamofascism: With an eye toward the 2016 election, the radical Muslim Brotherhood has built the framework for a political party in America that seeks to turn Muslims into an Islamist voting bloc.

    ‘Muslim voters have the potential to be swing voters in 2016,” said Nihad Awad in launching the benign-sounding U.S. Council of Muslim Organizations, whose membership reads like a Who’s Who of Brotherhood front groups.

    “We are aiming to bring more participation from the Muslim community.”

    USCMO also aims to elect Islamists in Washington, with the ultimate objective of “institutionalizing policies” favorable to Islamists ­ that is, Shariah law.

    This development bears careful monitoring in light of the U.S. Brotherhood’s recently exposed goal to wage a “civilization jihad” against America that explicitly calls for infiltrating the U.S. political system and “destroying (it) from within.”

    The subversive plan was spelled out in hundreds of pages of founding archives that the FBI confiscated from a Brotherhood leader’s home in the Washington suburbs after 9/11.

    Read More At Investor’s Business Daily: http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials/040114-695470-muslim-brotherhood-launches-own-american-political-party.htm#ixzz2xiza0Bch

  38. Each report about this case gets more disgusting. According to this one, Bill Clinton invited one of these women to Chelsea’s wedding! Come on now, I know you are all his fans. But how much is this man going to be allowed to get away with?
    ===

    Teenage girl recruited by pedophile Jeffrey Epstein reveals: Bill Clinton Snared In Pedophile Ring: From Kosovo to Iraq

    As a New Yorker from humble beginnings, Jeffrey Epstein played on his blue-collar credentials and enormous wealth to extend tentacles of influence throughout America’s liberal political elite.

    During the outcry over the Epstein case, it emerged that another man with a notorious appetite for young women, Bill Clinton, travelled with Epstein to a number of destinations, including three times on the billionaire’s private aircraft.

    On one occasion, Epstein flew the former President, Hollywood actor and staunch Democrat Kevin Spacey and another actor friend of Mr Clinton’s, Chris Tucker, to Africa. Another time they went to Oslo, Moscow etc.

    According to a class action lawsuit against convicted billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, former President Bill Clinton was present during sex parties involving up to twenty underage girls at Epstein’s secluded island in the Caribbean. That flight records show Clinton was flown on numerous occasions to the island on Epstein’s private jet. Clinton had a close relationship with an employee of Epstein’s who compiled thousands of photos of nude young girls posed in lewd positions. And these photos were used as a catalog for Epstein to loan out his girls to powerful politicians including Bill Clinton.

    http://theremustbejustice.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/teenage-girl-recruited-by-pedophile-jeffrey-epstein-reveals-bill-clinton-snared-in-pedophile-ring-from-kosovo-to-iraq/

  39. Created by an anonymous user on April 1, 2014. 6 minutes. Mary Barra’s Opening Statement. http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4488696/mary-barras-opening-statement [ Less than 3 months into her position as GM’s CEO,Mary Barra is incredibly responsive. If only Barack would take a cue (or 20) from her. Instead as he knows Obamacare is a ‘fait accompli’, he’s off to Michigan pressuring for the next item on HIS list.]

  40. As much as the Clintons have been investigated, one would think that any and everything about their lives would be public knowledge by this point in time. If not, the other side has some pretty sorry investigators and lawyers. The timing of each new would-be scandal is always more than a little suspect. I remember in 2008, an account of a torrid affair that was supposedly occurring while Hillary was running for the Dem nominee. That was after Bill had had heart surgery, and still didn’t appear to be enjoying vigorous health. Not to put too fine a point on it, but it’s not likely he was feeling too frisky at that time, and being a recent heart patient, would not have been prescribed Viagra, or a similar drug.

    I am a fan of both Clintons, especially Hillary, which is why I started reading this blog back years ago. That doesn’t mean I think Bill is as pure as the driven snow. However, I refuse to take every new bit of smut put out by Republicans and Progressive Clinton haters as fact. If this latest smear effort is true, let someone prove it. It’s no new trick to file an unfounded law suit against a public figure, with the hope that there will be a settlement, regardless of guilt or innocence, in order to avoid adverse publicity.

    If there is validity to the accusation, let it be proven, and the chips fall where they may.

  41. If you thought Citzens United was bad . . . well . . . it just got worse.

    Another bad decision by Roberts.

    All I have is the headline.

    But what I see in all this the further you push the notion that free speech includes political contributions, and now non political contributions, the more you make politics the sole province of billionaires–which is a terrible thing to do.

    The only silver lining is it expands the playing field beyond the realm of big media and serves to further undermine their voice. When I had that fundraiser for McConnell, purely to help my company, he was furious about McCain and the boondoggle of campaign finance reform, which Soros then exploited to his own advantage–by introducing and sheparding through the 527 exception, making the overall cure worse than the disease.

    But the thing McCain said to me when it appeared that the net effect was to limit political contributions altogether was that that limitation would deprive citizens (spelled Republican contributors) and further empower the voice of the New York Times, by which he meant big media as a whole. That is the ONLY silver lining I see here.

    At

  42. Wbboei, the main effect of the decision will be to bring back some control of campaigns to the political parties. For too long the political parties have been sidetracked and unable to raise the money they needed to act like a political party. For instance the Karl Rove groups spent more money in 2012 than the RNC.

    What this decision will do is enable the political parties to raise money and begin to function once again as lead agents in political campaigns. For those that want political parties to function like political parties and take responsibility for the ads and campaigns run by their candidates this is good news. For those that prefer to have outside groups take the lead in political campaigns this is bad news. For the SuperPACs that have operated in recent years this is bad news. The RNC and the DNC are celebrating this decision although the DNC will lie and say it is upset.

  43. Leanora
    April 2, 2014 at 6:20 am

    Each report about this case gets more disgusting. According to this one, Bill Clinton invited one of these women to Chelsea’s wedding! Come on now, I know you are all his fans. But how much is this man going to be allowed to get away with?

    ——
    Hate to remind you, but Bill Clinton is not a movie star, and most of us are not ‘fans’.

    Personally, I am often offended by some of the articles you post, so I normally just skip by or ignore your articles. You are very far to the right for my taste, but discrediting Bill Clinton for every unsubstantiated accusation of bad behavior, including the insinuation that Bill was attending a party of underage girls and a pedophile is just something so outrageous, I had to comment.

    I will continue to skip most of your comments.

  44. Leanora
    April 2, 2014 at 6:20 am
    Each report about this case gets more disgusting. According to this one, Bill Clinton invited one of these women to Chelsea’s wedding! Come on now, I know you are all his fans. But how much is this man going to be allowed to get away with?
    ===
    ******************************************

    oh give me a freaking break…do you believe he also allowed drug running and is murderer and worse?

    the man has been accused of everything in the book and it sounds like you believe it all…

  45. admin
    April 2, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    Hi Admin, could you please make Jimmy’s video only load up if we click on the video?

    Thanks.

  46. Dem Lovey Nate Silver finds out what its like to not blowjob the Dems and go against the Harry Reid propaganda……he got the horsehead treatment…not so nice now is it Nate.

    http://www.bizpacreview.com/2014/03/31/ex-golden-boy-nate-silver-finds-out-what-happens-when-liberals-turn-on-their-own-109724

    Bucking Dem groupthink can be dangerous.

    That’s the lesson poll analyst and former lib wunderkind Nate Silver is learning now that he’s left the protective cocoon of The New York Times to launch an independent website that’s already gored two sacred cows of the Obama Era: the political climate of the American electorate and the political poison of “climate change.”

    In “Nate Silver, trashed over climate change, apologizes on his website,” Fox News media analyst Howard Kurtz on Monday outlined the recent attack on Silver by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

    Silver dared to publish his estimate that Senate Dems at the moment have a good chance of losing their majority this fall – which would mean Reid has a better-than-average chance of getting shoved into a minority role come January.

    The way Reid, the former boxer from Nevada, came out swinging, you’d have thought Silver’s changed his last name to Koch.

    “All polls are about like Nate Silver’s predictions: good sometimes, bad most of the time,” Reid said.

    But that’s just politics – and it’s just Harry Reid.

    When Silver’s website hit the libs’ PC religion of “climate change,” the storm really hit. A fairly common-sense March 19 piece that said weather disasters these days are more costly mainly because they’re hitting more expensive real estate, not because the climate’s getting worse – had the libs up in arms.

    By Friday, Silver had backed down.

    “Reception to the article ran about 80 percent negative in the comments section and on social media,” he wrote. “A reaction like that compels us to think carefully about the piece and our editorial process.”

    And when any publication, a website, a newspaper or a church bulletin pledges to “think carefully about our editorial process” it means it’s thinking carefully about how it’s going to avoid making so many people so mad again. And judging the value of a piece by the numerical reaction — “80 percent negative in the comments section” — isn’t editing. It’s mob rule.

    And nothing makes lib mobs madder than independent thought.

  47. What the fuck…

    Fort Hood attacked again many injured in Battle and Simulation Centre.

    Under lockdown……

  48. Another too late realization:

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/02/298385578/yanukovych-i-was-wrong-to-ask-russian-troops-into-crimea?

    Yanukovych: ‘I Was Wrong’ To Ask Russian Troops Into Crimea

    Former Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych, who was ousted after asking Russian troops into Crimea, admits that his decision was wrong, calling Moscow’s annexation of the Black Sea peninsula “a major tragedy.”

    In an interview with The Associated Press and Russian channel NTV, he said he made a mistake when he asked Russia to intervene, a move many Ukrainians view as treason.

    “I was wrong,” he said through a translator. “I acted on my emotions.”

    Yanukovych, who is currently residing in Russia, said he hoped to persuade Russian President Vladimir Putin to return Crimea.

    “We must set such a task and search for ways to return to Crimea on any conditions, so that Crimea may have the maximum degree of independence possible… but be part of Ukraine,” he said.

    In the weeks leading up to Yanukovych’s removal from power, more than 100 people were killed by gunfire – many by snipers — but the former leader denied he had any role in their deaths.

    “I personally never gave any orders to shoot,” he said.

    “As far as I know the weapons were never given to those special troops who took part in defending the state buildings and the state bodies – they just complied with their orders.”

    “My principles which I always follow are that no authority, no power is worth a drop of blood,” he added.

    The interview was published on the same day that NATO’s top military commander, U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove, warned that the Kremlin has adequate forces on its eastern border with Ukraine to complete a successful invasion in three to five days.

    “This is a very large and very capable and very ready force,” Breedlove, the Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, said in an interview with and .“We think it is ready to go and we think it could accomplish its objectives in between three and five days if directed to make the actions.

    The comments follow a similar report by the defense publication earlier this week citing NATO intelligence officials.

    Jane’s reported:

    “One of the many indicators that the movement on the Russian side of the border is not just a cosmetic show of force is the presence of the 4th Guards Kantemirovskaya Tank Division, one of the elite units of the Russian armed forces.

    “A list of the type and number of military units and equipment that is being moved towards eastern Ukraine is described as ‘ominous’ and that ‘the assets being placed on the border are the type that normally do not leave their bases unless you are planning a real military operation,’ an official told IHS Jane’s . Another said that estimates of a ’50-50 chance’ of a Russian military incursion and a push by armoured columns as far as Kiev: ‘has now increased to above that 50 per cent level.'”

    Yanukovych is not referencing “Nazis” or any of the more lurid defenses of the Russian invasion of Crimea. Yanukovych is full of regret but it is too late. “Told ya so” once again.

  49. All the stories these past few weeks that the FBI was aware of a Fort Hood type attack somewhere in the country and investigating the potential attack are now over. Breaking news is that there has been some sort of attack in… Fort Hood. Developing.

  50. http://www.kcentv.com/story/25146842/reports-of-shooting-on-fort-hood

    (KCEN) — We have reports of an active shooter on Fort Hood.

    We have reports that there are several injuries from this shooting. There is at least one patient being transported to the hospital.

    We are also getting reports of victims in the Battle Simulation Center on 65th and Warehouse.

    The suspect is still at large. The shooter was said to be in building 33026 which is the Medical Brigade Building.

    Fort Hood has been put on lockdown.

    These are all preliminary reports.

    kcentv.com – KCEN HD – Waco, Temple, and Killeen

  51. How come i always get news like 5 minutes before you guys and i’m like on the other side of the Atlantic.

  52. Ft Hood personnel told to shelter in place. Ironically, Texas civilians are better armed than are the soldiers on the base.

  53. admin
    April 2, 2014 at 12:39 pm
    —————
    Thank you for the clarification. I am against anything that allows billionaires to game the system. Just because they have achieved god like status in the business world does not mean they should achieve similar status in our political process,control it for their own ends.

    I have not read the Bryer dissent.

  54. This was published yesterday:

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/04/01/military-hunts-one-time-recruit-planning-ft-hood-style-jihad/

    FBI, military hunt ex-Army recruit suspected of plotting ‘Ft. Hood-inspired jihad’

    EXCLUSIVE: The FBI is searching for a recent Army recruit believed to be planning a “Fort Hood-inspired jihad against U.S. soldiers,” FoxNews.com has learned.

    The alert, whose legitimacy was confirmed by military and law enforcement officials, stated that a man identified as Booker had told friends of his “intention to commit jihad.” Booker, who is also known as Muhammad Abdullah Hassan, was recruited by the U.S. Army in Kansas City, Mo., in February 2014 and was scheduled to report for basic training on April 7. But he was discharged last week, apparently after law enforcement authorities learned of his alleged plan.

    Both the FBI and the 902d Military Intelligence Group at Fort Leavenworth are involved in the hunt.

    The alert, a copy of which was obtained by FoxNews.com, was sent out by the FBI’s Kansas City Division on Friday and distributed through the U.S. Marine Corps. The portion obtained by FoxNews.com did not include Hassan’s photo or age. It was also sent to the Kansas City Police Department, which could indicate authorities believe he may have remained in the area where he was recruited.

    The alert is titled, “Planned Fort Hood-inspired Jihad against US Soldiers by Army Recruit” and was issued “to inform and protect officers who may encounter this individual or others exhibiting the same aspirations.” The source of the information contained in the alert was listed as “An FBI agent.”

    According to the alert:

    “On 20 March 2014, the Kansas City Division FBI became aware of an individual named BOOKER aka Muhammad Abdullah Hassan who had publicly stated his intention to commit jihad, bidding farewell to his friends and making comments indicating his jihad was imminent. BOOKER had been recruited by the US Army in Kansas City, Mo., in February 2014 and was scheduled to report for Basic Training on 7 April 2014. Kansas City Division Agents interviewed BOOKER on 20 March 2014.”

    Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Ty Balzer confirmed the alert’s legitimacy, but referred questions to the FBI. A spokeswoman with the Kansas City Division of the FBI — the same division responsible for sending out the alert and who, according to the alert, spoke with Booker on March 20 — said she did “not have any information to provide in regards to your inquiry.”

    Law enforcement sources familiar with the alert said it appeared to suggest that there may be others in addition to Booker who also might have expressed similar intentions to commit jihad against U.S. military installations.

  55. 1 dead, multiple shot at Fort Hood. Shooter still at large. Witness reported hearing 20 shots. – CBS-TV station KWTX.

  56. Wbboei, this just published by National Journal on the SCOTUS decision which tracks with our analysis:

    http://www.nationaljournal.com/congress/supreme-court-gives-mcconnell-assist-in-war-on-outside-groups-20140402

    Supreme Court Gives McConnell Assist in War on Outside Groups
    The Court didn’t rule as broadly on contribution limits as McConnell wanted, but McCutcheon could help political parties compete against super PACs.

    The Supreme Court ruled today that wealthy donors can contribute to as many political candidates, committees, and parties as they desire, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, long an opponent of campaign finance restrictions and a supporter of the Court’s Citizens United decision, is celebrating.

    The Court did not rule as broadly as McConnell had hoped in the McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission case, which was decided Wednesday, but its decision could help him in his battle against the shadowy outside groups that oppose his reelection and that of several of his colleagues.

    The Court ruled Wednesday in a 5-4 decision that the overall limits on how much an individual can contribute to political candidates and committees in a given election cycle ($48,600 to candidates and $74,600 to political committees) violate the First Amendment.

    McConnell filed an amicus brief in the case last year urging the Court to take an even broader view and eliminate campaign finance contribution limits altogether. The Court even granted his attorney the opportunity to speak during oral arguments, which took place in October. McConnell and his lawyer argued in the brief that laws limiting campaign contributions “restrict the rights of speech and association of both the contributor and the recipient of the contribution.”

    As expected, the Court took a much narrower view than McConnell had hoped.

    Importantly for McConnell, however, the decision could put at least a little more power back into the hands of official party organizations and candidates. McConnell has made it his goal this cycle to cripple meddling outside groups such as the Senate Conservatives Fund, groups that have frustrated parties and candidates for, often willingly, going off-message. The McCutcheon decision would allow wealthy individuals, who might otherwise give big to super PACs after hitting the overall contribution limit for, say, the 2014 cycle, to donate those funds to those who are actually running campaigns on the ground. Political parties and candidates, advocates argue, know best. Tellingly, appellant Shaun McCutcheon was joined in the case by the Republican National Committee.

    Democratic party groups also noted that the decision would be helpful, although the party typically favors contribution limits. “It is a win for national party committees, and national party committees that raise significantly more than their counterparts (we’ve outraised the NRSC by $20m to date) stand to do better. In addition, this will greatly enhance our ability to raise resources to support our voter contact and field program – the Bannock Street Project – in states across the country,” Democratic Senatorial campaign committee spokesman Matt Canter said.

    McConnell praised the decision on Wednesday. “The Supreme Court has once again reminded Congress that Americans have a constitutional First Amendment right to speak and associate with political candidates and parties of their choice. In Shaun McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, the Court did not strike down individual contribution limits to candidates, political action committees, or parties. But the Court did recognize that it is the right of the individual, and not the prerogative of Congress, to determine how many candidates and parties to support,” he said in a statement.

    “Let me be clear for all those who would criticize the decision: It does not permit one more dime to be given to an individual candidate or a party—it just respects the constitutional rights of individuals to decide how many to support,” McConnell added.

  57. The Obama campaign channeled hope and change. What they delivered however was chaos and decline.

    Yesterday, I saw the first ready for hillary bumper sticker.

    The above story about Bill is a lie which was manufactured by Axelrod in 2008 to drive Hillary out of the race. I got it third hand. It was intimated by Todd Purdam in that Vanity Fair article, as well. It is one reason I detest Obama as much as I do.

    Politics is a dirty business. Both of those liars were aided by the Clintons along the way. Hillary helped Axelrod get help for his disabled daugher. Bill hired Purdam’s wife Dee Dee Myers as press secretary. And Bill made Bill Richardson a world figure.

    Brutus was Caesar’s favorite, and as Brutus plunged his dagger into Caesar’s bloody robe, Caesar was heard to say “that was the unkindest cut of all”. Surely, there is a place in hell for people like this, where they burn for all eternity.

  58. They are probably going to confirm 3 or 4 deaths based on the conditions of the three that were critically shot. They will not confirm if the 1 that is already dead is the shooter, but unofficial reports already have. Speculation is rampant as to the identities of the suspected killer(s). They are keeping us updated here in H-town, but the Austin stations are on the scene. Authorities still have the shelter in place order in effect.

    Hillary 2016

    http://www.myfoxaustin.com/story/25147357/fort-hood-orders-post-to-shelter-in-place

  59. holdthemaccountable

    April 2, 2014 at 7:32 am
    ____________________________________

    I love Bill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is my guy from today to forever!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! 😀

    Hillary 2016

  60. Big Dawg Bill is scheduled to be on Jimmy Kimmel tonight.

    Prayers for all those killed and injured at Fort Hood and please pray ofr their loved ones as well.

    Enough is enough.

  61. I have been pondering this latest Roberts offering, and I guess I begin where I started. What it seems to do is favor the political establishment, and it is the political establishment in both parties that is fucking the American People. Thus, I find it difficult to applaud a decision such as this on the merits, and when I see it was written by a man for whom I have zero respect, indifference turns to animus. Finally, when I see the kind of people who become political leaders, like Dean, Pelosi, Brazille, Kaine, Wasserman Schultz, Van Hollen, I realize that no good can possibly come from this decision. On the other hand, I am appalled that billionaires can control the party, as Soros does with the Democrats, or this latest joker who threatens to buy politicians who will march to his drum on global warming, my inclination is to say get the fuck out of our system, yet this decision makes it easier for them as well. I want money–all money out out out of the system. I want public financing of elections. Government will never be responsive to the people, or promote the general welfare so long as money is the driving force. That may be naïve, and even Hamilton realized that factions were inevitable and that left to their own devices they would sabotage the public good, but he reasoned that if they were forced to compete with eachother and no single one was allowed to become too powerful then liberty could still exist. And therein lies the problem with political parties, as we have seen with Obama. When they become powerful, they prey on the rest of us.

  62. wbboei
    April 2, 2014 at 7:02 pm
    The Obama campaign channeled hope and change. What they delivered however was chaos and decline.

    Yesterday, I saw the first ready for hillary bumper sticker.

    The above story about Bill is a lie which was manufactured by Axelrod in 2008 to drive Hillary out of the race. I got it third hand. It was intimated by Todd Purdam in that Vanity Fair article, as well. It is one reason I detest Obama as much as I do.

    Politics is a dirty business. Both of those liars were aided by the Clintons along the way. Hillary helped Axelrod get help for his disabled daugher. Bill hired Purdam’s wife Dee Dee Myers as press secretary. And Bill made Bill Richardson a world figure.

    Brutus was Caesar’s favorite, and as Brutus plunged his dagger into Caesar’s bloody robe, Caesar was heard to say “that was the unkindest cut of all”. Surely, there is a place in hell for people like this, where they burn for all eternity.

    __________________

    Excellent response, wbb. As you said, politics is a dirty business,but Obama and his thugs brought the entire political process to a new low. I can barely stand to look at Axlerod. He looks like Oil Can Harry, and apparently, would tie his damn mother to the railroad tracks if it suited his purposes. Obama and peeps are like a sleazy, predatory gang. No integrity. No character. No courage. Can’t wait until Jan, 2017. How great will it be to see them packing up and moving out.

    regarding their fabricated accusations about Bill – it’s one thing to falsely accuse someone of having an affair with a consenting adult. It’s quite another to accuse him of being a pedophile. That’s pretty damn low, even for them.

  63. Admin: re. McCutcheon vs FEC: If Jefferson was right that a democracy needs a revolution every twenty years, then that process should proceed peacefully at the ballot box and it should turn over incumbents, less they become a permanent political class whose allegiance is only to itself. A few examples i.e. McConnell on the one side, Pelosi on the other serve to illustrate the problem. Both are fixtures in our political system, and both of them reward themselves at the expense of the people. That is exactly the kind of establishment I am keen to break up. In that respect, I found something I rarely encounter: a Breyer opinion I can in good conscience agree with:

    Writing in dissent, for example, Justice Stephen Breyer faulted Chief Justice John Roberts for undercutting democracy by focusing too much on the individual liberty secured by the First Amendment and not enough on the collective good secured by a vigorous system of campaign finance regulations. “The First Amendment advances not only the individual’s right to engage in political speech,” Breyer argued, “but also the public’s interest in preserving a democratic order in which collective speech matters.”

  64. TheRock
    April 2, 2014 at 8:19 pm
    I love Bill!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    —————————————-
    Indeed. He’d have been so much more fun than FLOTUS is.

  65. moononpluto
    April 2, 2014 at 6:18 pm

    How come i always get news like 5 minutes before you guys and i’m like on the other side of the Atlantic.
    ________________________

    You have a press. We have clapping Seals. 😯

  66. Writing in dissent, for example, Justice Stephen Breyer faulted Chief Justice John Roberts for undercutting democracy by focusing too much on the individual liberty secured by the First Amendment and not enough on the collective good secured by a vigorous system of campaign finance regulations. “The First Amendment advances not only the individual’s right to engage in political speech,” Breyer argued, “but also the public’s interest in preserving a democratic order in which collective speech matters.”
    ——————-
    Of course, there is an even greater irony at work here, correct?

    A few months ago, Roberts sacrificed liberty of the American People when he did a dramatic about face and upheld Obamacare.

    Here however it is just the opposite.

    Yesterday, Roberts upheld the liberty of billionaires to game the system without restraint. No limits on what they can do to use their money to bend the system to their will.

    Thus, here you have the same man sacrificing liberty in one instance, and championing it in another case.

    What is the difference?

    Years ago, I might have said that the First Amendment is absolute.

    In his case however this is merely a pretext.

    The real difference is money.

    In is book, the liberty of billionaires is sacrosant.

    Whereas, the liberty of the American People is not.

    If you think that is demagoguery on my part, think again.

    If you think we have a latter day version of Pontius Pilate here, you be right.

  67. I think Roberts is the worst chief justice in our history. Other than the Dred Scott decision, I was fond of Taney–an Andy Jackson appointee. And Earl Warren was too much of a zealot for my tastes, going all the way back to the time when he was Prosecuting Attorney for Oakland. But this Roberts clown, is the worst of all worlds, in my opinion. I find him altogether disgusting.

  68. Moon – How come i always get news like 5 minutes before you guys and i’m like on the other side of the Atlantic.
    ________________________

    Foxy – You have a press. We have clapping Seals.

    ——
    Very funny and true, Foxy. 😉

  69. FORT HOOD (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – A soldier opened fire Wednesday on fellow service members at the Fort Hood military base, killing three people and wounding 16 before committing suicide…

    The shooter, 34-year-old Ivan Lopez who served in Iraq in 2011, had been undergoing an assessment to determine whether he had post-traumatic stress disorder, according to Lt. Gen. Mark A. Milley, the senior officer on the base. He was also undergoing psychiatric treatment for depression.

    —–
    When will the military finally realize that most humans that go to war, and see death around them, and take lives…are not equipped to cope with the trauma, if they return home.

    Women on the front lines…

    Heck, if I had to fight in a war, I wouldn’t come home sane, that’s for sure.

  70. I finally did my duty and paid my taxes to Uncle Sam. I e-filed and the thing that struck me the most, besides how much I owe, are all the messages and warnings about the ObamaCare penalties that will come next year if I don’t keep my health insurance.

    This must be a rude awakening to the obots that are still in denial and think their boy passed Universal Health Care, and they would get free health care now.

  71. At top of this post, admin wrote “His parentage is dubious. No one is 100% sure who his real father is. His “father” was so sexually active only DNA detectives can determine who’s who and what’s what. We’re not even sure of what his name is because he has had so many. His mother was liberal when it came to sperm donors. At the beginning of his magnificent new career he was gifted with a prestigious award in spite of having done nothing at all to earn the prize. Great hope was invested in him by the political left. Many considered him a good looking brainiac….”
    ———————————-
    and I thought it was a reference to Barack!

  72. Letterman quits…….

    AP: U.S. late-night television presenter David Letterman is retiring as host of ‘Late Show’ next year

  73. That will be a hard act to follow……

    David Letterman announces his retirement from the Late Show after more than 32 years and nearly 6,000 episodes.

  74. Maybe we can talk Obama into going early……

    Late Night with Obama and then cancel it after few episodes in after he quits the Oval Office.

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