One More Resignation Is Required

Shinseki is out. Jay Carney is out. The problem however is Barack Obama.

Will those at the VA who lied in order to get bonuses be forced to return those bonuses before they are fired? Will those who held up the VA as a health-care model for glorious ObamaCare be tarred and feathered and driven out of the national discourse? Will Barack Obama be held to account by Big Media? The answer to all is likely “no”.

The problem is Barack Obama and his malevolent allies many of whom are in Big Media. Barack Obama is a treacherous boob. Big Media is an enabler and Praetorian Guard of the treacherous boob:

The big news Thursday was that America’s economy shrank during the first quarter of 2014, its worst performance in three years — but reporting that news apparently didn’t sit well with several major media outlets.

“U.S. economy shrinks, but it’s not a big deal,” read a headline on

“Blame Old Man Winter: economy contracts for first time in three years,” NBC News tweeted.

The U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis revised the numbers downward from prior estimates to show the nation’s GDP contracted at an annual rate of negative 1 percent. It was the first negative quarter since 2011, and one more three-month stretch in the red would put the U.S. is back in recession. But nightly newscasts sought to present the data as a blip, blaming it on the weather — if they mentioned it at all.

“All that snow and ice froze business, but most economists believe it sets the economy up for rebound this quarter and there are some encouraging signs in the numbers,” CBS News’ Anthony Mason reported.

Neither ABC nor NBC reported the disappointing numbers at all. The preliminary quarterly estimate from the U.S. Department of Commerce had been that the economy grew at a modest 0.1 percent rate.

CBS News did report that the housing statistics are evidence of real problems because for 99% of the housing market “the recovery is running out of gas.” Also, “wage and job growth have failed to keep up.” Megan McArdle also noted that “this is a sign of an economy that is still very weak” especially as the Fed keeps pumping money six years after Obama occupied the White House. At CNBC the question was Time for Democrats to panic over economy? But for most of Big Media it is still imperative to protect Barack Obama.

Bad Obama economic news? Big Media says “not a big deal”.

Big Media will defend Barack Obama by making noise about the bad waiters instead of focusing on the poisonous food of the head cook. The problem is not the waiter with big clown feet tripping over himself at the podium. The problem is not the hero soldier waiter given a job he was not fit to handle no matter how well intentioned he was. The problem is Barack Obama.

New waiters serving the same poisonous food will not fix the failing restaurant. Moving chairs on the poop deck of the Titanic won’t change the deadly course towards the iceberg.

The problem is Barack Obama. Shinseki, Sebelius, Carney are not enough. One more resignation is required.


101 thoughts on “One More Resignation Is Required


    Well now we’re respected in society
    We don’t worry about the things that we used to be
    We’re talking heroin with the president
    Well it’s a problem, sir, but it can’t be bent
    Uh yes!

    Well now you’re a pillar of society
    You don’t worry about the things that you used to be
    You’re a rag-trade girl, you’re the queen of porn
    You’re the easiest lay on the White House lawn
    Get out of my life, don’t come back
    Get out of my life, don’t come back

  2. Love these quickie posts! I have to say though, admin. You aren’t being fair to Big Media. There are so many things happening that they HAVE to report on instead of the boring old contracting economy. I mean, who wants to read about that anyway??

    How great the direction of the country is!!

    Sorry, Obama, but America is in decline — and that might not be such a bad thing–and-that-might-not-be-such-a-bad-thing#axzz33FHsZJSX

    Racism ugly head is fighting back (oh and 2 docs say he is crazy)…

    Sterling sues NBA

    “It is important to highlight these kinds of stories,” says the MSM…

    Gay rights pioneer passes away at 93

    Out There: In this week’s LGBT wrap-up with Thomas Roberts, actor Robert De Niro discusses his father’s legacy, a seven-term senator muses on the future of marriage equality, a Stonewall veteran passes away, marriage equality is poised to arrive in Illinois and the transgender community reaches a tipping point.

    I thought the economy was doing bad. MSM says “That’s not true!!”

    Stock rally rolls on: Dow, S&P 500 hit records

    2016 can’t get here soon enough.

    Hillary 2016

  3. Well now we’re respected in society
    We don’t worry about the things that we used to be
    We’re talking heroin with the president

    Well Barry Choom might not be taking heroin, but he sure is taking somethin’.

    No one is that skinny, stays with a supers mean woman and is that lazy for nothing.

    Barry doesn’t have the backbone to resign, some handcuffs will help him make his decision. By the way Barry, where the Hell is your real birth certificate?

    Only born American’s need apply to be President.

    Foreigners, go run in the country you left.

    We have enough good, smart citizens that could run, we don’t need to open it to immigrants.

    By the way, close the damn borders and only let in people that go though the redtape like every responsible person.

    Great post Admin!

  4. The first immigrant that will try to run for President is Arnold. That is, unless they don’t allow hefty maids to tend to his needs.

  5. Shadowfax May 30, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Only born American’s need apply to be President. Foreigners, go run in the country you left.

    We have enough good, smart citizens that could run, we don’t need to open it to immigrants.

    While that may be true, there are also some foreign-born Americans who would make good presidents. I’m thinking of Jennifer Granholm, for one, and I also think Henry Kissinger would have made a good president. I also think Alexander Hamilton should have been president.

    That may raise some eyebrows; but your idea that foreigners should go back home should raise even more eyebrows. In Europe, that is the meme of the extreme right – nationalists like the Front National and neo-Nazis. I can’t buy that.

  6. Shadowfax May 30, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    The first immigrant that will try to run for President is Arnold.

    LOL – You may be right about that but being foreign-born isn’t his handicap. Anyway, he would maybe run but that doesn’t mean people would elect him.

    Jennifer Granholm is another story.

  7. Hells bells Barack. Who was the US President while you served as US Senator? (January 4, 2005 through November 16, 2008) You MUST KNOW, for you mention him often enough. 🙂

  8. The problem with Barry’s resignation is who would take his place. Joe, who is older and has had two brain aneurisms, was never asked the questions Hillary has been asked about her age and concussion. I guess that is why he was picked as the VP to an unqualified, incompetent POTUS. Just think about how many Americans would pray for BO’s impeachment if Hillary was VP.

    There are posts from the Ukraine getting out about the human rights violation horrors going on there. I would not want to have on my conscience what Obama supporters deserve to have. That’s why they have to stay in their denial.

    I do not see any relief until 2017. I am writing a business development plan for 2015 that would be in startup during 2016 and not profitable until 2017. I am also looking to take advantage of a real estate crash in 2015 after this November’s elections. The banksters have been buying up foreclosures and price fixing the markets to hold the tax base in plance, but I think they may have to take an adjustment, as a controlled crash, in 2015. They will probably be looking for another bailout. And they will be even too bigger to fail.

    Hillary 2016!

  9. Admin: you are correct. I keep coming back to that comment by the French President to Obama: we live in the real world, sir, not a virtual one. In their undying attempt to defend Obama, big media has entered the same virtual world as he lives in, only the excuses grow thinner by the day. It is as if the denizons of big media compete with eachother to see who can come up with the most incredible excuse for his lack of performance. Just say something–anything, and the rubes will swollow it. That is their credo. The Republicans are complete fools if they play in this crooked card game. Get out. Get away from big media. Or get fleeced. Because that is what will happen. Never give a sucker an even break. Never pretend that big media is anything but what they are: a corrupt dishonest broker. Their death grip over the public mind which accepts everything they hear like children must be broken. One way or the other.

  10. Jennifer Granholm?


    Oh I get it she was a governor and she is a woman?

    Do you really believe that is enough?

    Where is her foreign policy experience?

    Did she do anything to save Detroit?

  11. Kissinger has never held an executive position in his life. He is a staff guy. There is a world of difference. You had might as well say John Bolton–he is a citizen, but there is nothing in his resume to indicate that he would be competent in an executive role. One of the things we should have learned from this experiment with Obama, which may yet kill the patient, is that there is no alchemy that will convert someone who has no experience and no affinity for the hard task of making sound yet unpopular decisions into a competent chief executive. Because when you do that you are apt to find that when Rome burns, Nero fiddles.

  12. Why has Obama failed to go after the people who conducted the attack on our facility in Benghazi? Simple. It would revive the story–which he does not want. And if they were captured alive, it would blow the video leitmotif and confirm to the world that the attack was in fact, a terrorist attack conducted by affiliates of al Qaeda, despite the fact that Obama slew Osama, and had al Qaeda on the run. In fact, they tremble at the thought of this he man who loves softball interviews, draws invisible red lines, gets mad whenever there is a crisis on his watch, hates this nation, loves big donors, is adored by big media, and wilts at the site of Putin.

  13. Hollywood needs to do a remake of High Noon, with Obama in the role of Gary Cooper, Reggie Love in the role of Grace Kelly etc. Hollywood would give it all the Oscars–those fucking idiots.

  14. I am writing a business development plan for 2015 that would be in startup during 2016 and not profitable until 2017.
    Good luck.

  15. Is the supply of competent political leaders born in this country so limited that we must look to those who were not to save us? If not, then why do it. On the odds, Obama was not born in this country. Do we wish to drill down on that experiment? Perhaps we should find virtue in the notion that someone is born in this country and raised in this country, or is our concept of nationalism so debased by all this citizen of the world crap that we have lost sight of what is really important?

  16. Oh yes, I forgot, the adversary to Obama in the revised version of High Noon, would be a composite of Putin, the Supreme Leader, Kim Joe Ill, and all the Republican Party, all of whom want to make him look bad. Writing about all this, Hollywood critics have noted the intensity of the love affair between Barack and Reggie, and the jealousy of Michelle who is seen with a constant frown holding up hash tag signs.

  17. I still think that POTUS and VPOTUS should be 100 percent American.
    Born and raised in this great country.
    I further would like to see some Executive experience. 🙂

  18. Nice. NBC Chief Foreign correspondent unable to name ONE COUNTRY, where we have better relations today than we did eight years ago. He could not do it. On the foreign policy front, everything is worse, and much of the world is in chaos. But for god sake big media, do not tell this to the American People. Give them bread and circuses. They are subjects. They are not capable of self government. And obviously you are, based on all your Harvard degrees and self flattering unction. The only problem is the objective evidence, to which you say, objective evidence be gone. Poof. It disappears from the screen, and the electorate looks up with a vapid expression, and resumes feeding. In sum, big media will either kill democracy, or the American People will kill big media. At this point, the latter proposition is doubtful. And more is the pity for that.

  19. jeswezey

    “…but your idea that foreigners should go back home should raise even more eyebrows. In Europe, that is the meme of the extreme right – nationalists like the Front National and neo-Nazis. I can’t buy that.”

    Actually you forgot part of what I said when you used the ‘quote’ from me above.

    I said that if an immigrant wanted to run for President, they should run in the country they were born in, not here. There’s a big difference…and here in the US you don’t need to be neo-Nazi to believe in this part of our constitution.

  20. Yes, Hollywood and big media live in the SAME virtual world as Barack. Paltrow has a reputation of being a meanie, but even a meanie is sensitive when they need to be sensitive to slings and arrows on the internet. Its worse than stepping on a land mine, and leaves you emotionally scarred and in need of post traumatic symptom therapy. So sing it Gwennth: Life upon the wicked stage aint ever what a girl supposes . . . The wounded warrior got off easy. Question: is this sewer we call mass culture a bit confused on who the real heroes are? And are the real heroes not the counter culture t the counter culture that is fast ruining this nation? What do you think about that . . . Gwen? She or her agent have yet to respond . . .
    A US Army Green Beret has hit out at Gwyneth Paltrow in a scathing essay after the actress compared enduring Internet haters to the ravages of war reports The New York Post.

    Sergeant First Class Bryan Sikes, who suffered a broken neck and back in a 2008 IED explosion in Afghanistan, was infuriated by the actress’ idiotic comment comparing negative online comments to being at war during a tech conference this week.
    She whined, “You come across [online comments] about yourself and about your friends, and it’s a very dehumanizing thing … It’s almost like how, in war, you go through this bloody, dehumanizing thing, and then something is defined out of it.”

    Sikes seethed in an open letter to Paltrow on, “I can only imagine the difficulty of waking up in a 12,000 square foot Hollywood home and having your assistant retrieve your iPhone, only to see that the battery is low and someone on twitter (the social media concept that you and all of your friends contribute to on an hourly basis to feed your ego and narcissistic ways), has written a mean word or 2 about you.

    You’ve hit the nail on the head, war is exactly like that. You should receive a medal for the burden you have carried on your shoulders due to these meanies on social media.”

    Sikes continued: “I could see how you, and others like you in “the biz,” could be so insecure and mentally weak that you could pair the difficulty of your life on twitter to my brothers who have had their limbs ripped off and seen their friends shot, blown up, burned and disfigured, or wake up every morning in pain—while just starting the day is a challenge.

    “You know what is really ‘dehumanizing’, Miss Paltrow? The fact that you’d even consider that your life as an “A-list” celebrity reading internet comments could even compare to war and what is endured on the battlefield.”

    He summarized: “Let me be the first to burst your bubble: a long line at Starbucks, your driver being 3 minutes late, a scuff mark on your $1200 shoes and a mean tweet do not constitute difficulty in the eyes of a soldier.”

    Paltrow, and her rep, have yet to respond.

  21. wbboei
    May 31, 2014 at 11:00 am
    Is the supply of competent political leaders born in this country so limited that we must look to those who were not to save us? If not, then why do it. On the odds, Obama was not born in this country. Do we wish to drill down on that experiment? Perhaps we should find virtue in the notion that someone is born in this country and raised in this country, or is our concept of nationalism so debased by all this citizen of the world crap that we have lost sight of what is really important?

    Yup, Wbb!!!

  22. Question: suppose you have an election in four months, a moribund economy, a democrat party for whom the economy is a losing issue and a big media that supports democrats in every election. Suppose further that big media now refuses to report any data on the moribund state of the economy:

    How clueless could anyone be so ignorant as to realize that big media is in the game of deception?

    How clueless could anyone be to ever again trust big media?

    They would have to be pretty fucking stupid. Yes?

    Unfortunately, millions of our fellow citizens are just that.


    Appointments’ wait times were manipulated at more than 60 percent of the Department of Veterans Affairs health facilities investigated as part of a new internal audit.

    The White House-ordered audit found that schedulers faced pressure to manipulate the system and concluded there was a “systemic lack of integrity within some Veterans Health Administration facilities.”

    The audit, issued as VA Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned Friday, found that 64 percent of the 216 VA facilities reviewed had at least one instance where a veterans’ desired appointment date had been changed. The review found 13 percent of schedulers had received specific instructions to misrepresent wait times.

    “Information indicates that in some cases, pressures were placed on schedulers to utilize inappropriate practices in order to make waiting times appear more favorable,” the audit said.

    The review also found that 7 percent to 8 percent of scheduling staff said they used alternatives to the VA’s electronic wait list, a practice that occurred in 62 percent of the facilities examined.

  24. Had a good laugh over this. 😆

    Responding to recent allegations that Barack Obama is president of the United States, putative White House press secretary Jay Carney stated he was looking into the matter. “We found out about Obama supposedly being president from reports in the media, just like everyone else.”

    Appearing briefly at today’s
    news conference, Obama stated, “I’m madder than anybody to learn about this. If true, this is completely unacceptable. I won’t stand for it; I won’t tolerate it. Not a smidgen. Period.”

  25. President Obama today is playing golf with Wall Street banker Robert Wolf,
    My research in 2008 indicated that Wolf is the right hand man of George Soros, who uses him to pass on messages, in golf events similar to this one. When Soros decided to back Obama in January 2008, Soros gave Wolf who was with UBC at the time, the task of planning the financial and other aspects of the campaign. One of the several occasions they played golf together, and rode in the same golf cart, so they could talk without anyone else knowing, was at the Kennedy funeral. The timing of this liason raises further questions concerning which I cannot begin to speculate–but none of them are good for the middle class. If I had the time now to see where Soros and his spending his power and influence, and who in the media besides Brokaw and Moyers are in his hip pocket, educated guesses will be possible. There will be no peace or prosperity in this country until after Soros draws his last breathe. He is, after all, the last living Nazi.

  26. It is reasonable to assume that Soros has uses for Obama after he leaves office. Therefore, he will use all his money in a futile attempt to construct a false image of Obama as a great man, but it will be unconvincing inside the United States. Outside it will have a short half life, until a new messiah–or crisis comes along. And then the world will know what we know that Obama is an empty suit, and everything he touches turns to shit. In that capacity Obama will continue to wage war against the American people, and assume the false role of citizen of the world, where he will become known as a charlatan.

  27. It would be so much funnier if it wasn’t true. The only explanation is that they just don’t see the US populous as smart enough to figure out that they (being the media) are there just for show.


    Analysis: Shinseki exit breaks Obama’s crisis mold

    Associated Press

    From article….
    In this crisis, it became clear to the White House that the solution to the problems identified in news accounts and in a damning report from the VA’s inspector general were endemic and would take time to turn around, let alone correct.

    That’s what set it apart the spectacularly bad launch of

    Kathleen Sebelius stayed on as head of the Department of Health and Human Services until April, seven months after that fumbling start. But that was a website problem caused by poorly designed technology. It was fixable in the short-term and in the end sign-ups exceeded projections.

    The path for Shinseki’s exit was laid a week ago when Obama told reporters that if Shinseki “does not think he can do a good job on this and if he thinks he has let our veterans down, then I’m sure that he is not going to be interested in continuing to serve.”


    The inspector general, examining the troubled VA health care system in Phoenix, found that about 1,700 veterans in need of care were “at risk of being lost or forgotten” after being kept off an official waiting list. That came after allegations that as many as 40 veterans may have died while awaiting care at the agency’s Phoenix facilities.

    For a president who lists veterans as a priority, that suggests a massive failure.

    Beyond that, the crisis draws attention to another Obama priority – health care. It raises further doubts about the government’s ability to deliver on the president’s principal legislative achievement.

    Shinseki’s exit hardly resolves those lingering problems. But it does let the White House, for the moment, turn a page, manage a crisis and quiet an election-year din.

    Right at the end of the article, AP tries to tie everything into a nice little ball and toss it out with the bathwater. Keep moving, you lemmings. Nothing to see here.


    Hillary 2016

  28. It is the political class vs the American people, and big media is part of the political class. This jerk-off David Brooks, who is chalk full of flawed analysis and asinine advice says Obama should make a JFK speech in Kiev.

    Earth to Brooks . . . Obama is not JFK. JFK had gravitas, and Obama is a joke. You could put the script of the Berlin speech in front of Obama to read, and it would have no impact, because history has shown he has no balls. Just words, not action. JFK was a war hero, whereas Obama is a dyed in the wool coward. Words are no substitute for action, particularly when the emanate from a proven liar. If you like your doctor you can keep him, if you like your health insurance you can keep it, Benghazi is a phony scandal, there is not a smidgeon of evidence that the IRS did anything wrong . . . need I go on?

  29. Me: “…your idea that foreigners should go back home should raise even more eyebrows…. neo-Nazi.”

    Shadowfax May 31, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    … you forgot part of what I said: … that if an immigrant wanted to run for President, they should run in the country they were born in, not here.

    I did realize that was what you were saying.

    But, just how do they run for president in the country where they were born without going back there? You’re suggesting that the most talented and ambitious of our immigrants should go back home and leave the less uppity ones to us, to live off our safety net.

    When people leave one country for another and find what they are looking for there, they have a tendency to be strongly patriotic toward their newfound homeland. I know this from my own personal history and from knowing other immigrants in France, where it’s been reported in magazines and sociological studies. Those same studies pointed to US immigration and how it has produced generation upon generation of patriotic Americans.

    To give only one example, Marco Rubio has talked about the faith his parents have in the American Dream and American values. I’d like to see how his parents would react to your suggestion that, if they wanted to run for the highest office, they should go back to Cuba! Ridiculous….

    All I’m suggesting, on the other hand, is that there shouldn’t be a law on the matter: the people should decide. I said I thought Kissinger would have made a good president; but that doesn’t mean he could have been elected. I’m sure he wouldn’t have been, what with his thick German accent. Same thing for Arnold.

    People were scared of Hamilton. He probably wouldn’t have been elected anyway.

    There were plenty of reasons for voting against Obama; but the fact, or suspicion, that he was not born on US soil was not one of them for me, nor was his childhood experience in Indonesia.

    McCain was born in the Panama Canal Zone and there was some banter about whether he qualified to be President for that reason. Moreover, from a navy family, he spent most of his childhood and adolescence and then his entire military career outside the US, including the five years in Hanoi. Disqualifying McCain for his place of birth or his upbringing or life experience is bullshit.

    Other countries have no laws about birthright to the highest office and you find occasional foreign-born candidates. Nobody gets upset about that, nor do they vote on the basis of their candidates’ birth. Those candidates don’t get elected anyway, perhaps because of prejudice, so what’s the sense of having a law about it?

    wbboei poo-poohs the idea of Jennifer Granholm as if having been governor were not enough credentials for higher aspirations, and questions her “foreign policy experience”, as if being foreign-born and governing a state bordering on Canada were nothing compared to the foreign policy chops of Chris Christie. WJC was governor of a southern state with no direct foreign policy experience coming into the job. In that, he was like almost every president except Nixon and Kennedy. That’s the way we like our presidents: ignorant of foreign affairs. Monolingual. All about us. And Granholm has written a book about jobs.

    Yes, I would say that Granholm ranks high on my short list of presidential candidates.

  30. jeswezey

    June 1, 2014 at 8:14 am
    Well, as Darrow said to a judge: you honor is entitled to hope. I have written a book about leadership. Does that make me a leader. I have written multiple essays about job creation and economic growth. They have gone nowhere. And, Obama, about whom you have not shown much animus promised hope and change. And what did we get from that. Springtime for Soros and the political class. Winter for the middle class. People write books for two reasons: to advance political careers by offering charitable explanations for things that went wrong, or to prove to others how smart they are, hoping in the process that they will get noticed. Oh yes, there is a third reason, and it applies to me: to shine light on misfeasance or malfeasance and suggest corrective steps, whether or not anyone else listens. Finally, I am not big on this citizen of the world bullshit, as you may have guessed. I think there is such a thing as an American brand, and it is established at birth. Immigrants can accede to all the other rights and privileges of citizenship, but the question of who will lead the nation is best reserved for those who were born on our soil. That is the law today, and there is no compelling reason to change it.

  31. I must defend Shadowfax’s initial comments on immigration. First and foremost, don’t confuse immigration with illegal immigrants, people entering our country illegally or overstaying visas and living and working here illegally.
    I am pro immigration but am adamantly oopposed to the suspension of immigration enforcement. Immigration laws are in place to determine the number of immigrants that the country needs and can afford to absorb. Immigration laws also allow for people from all over the world with varying skills to come here.
    Currently in the US I have read that 20% of American houselholds have NO adult working and that only 60% of adults are employed. It is insane to make 18 million people legal in this environment. The open border policy from SOuth America has brought a Tsunami of poor people to our country. They are costing us a fortune and bleeding middle class Americans dry while the businesses and wealthy elite get rich from the overabundance of cheap labor.
    My neighborhood has been overwhelmed by this out of control illegal migration. Our school taxes have doubled in 6 years as we are forced to pay to educate their children- many of whom have special needs. Single family homes have been turned into boarding houses and property values have dropped. The majority of crimes committed are by this same population. AS there have been no controls over who enters, quite a few have criminal records and / or develop them here…..rape, assault, theft, battery, etc. Yet Schumer says they are basically already citizens and have a right to be here. Why????
    When Hillary was my Senator, she responded to public outrage when The Dems wanted to give drivers licenses to people here illegally and she moderated her position.
    She needs to do this on the national level. Some 65% of Americans believe that people who are living and working in the US illegally should Not be rewarded with citizenship. IF Hillary comes out with statements like those of Gillibrand and Schumer, I will probably not be able to vote for her if the Repugs present a deecent alternative…if that is possible.
    I am counting on Hillary to listen to the American people on the subjet of immigration and hope she will do the right thing but I also think it is unrealistic. She will probaly only be able to moderate the Dem position if we get a Repub Senate and House who are responsive to the majority.

  32. I am living the effects of an open border, uncontrolled illegal immigration and believe it is a significant factor in many of our current problems such as cost of healthcare, access to Doctors, availability of jobs, cost of housing, ever rising taxes, etc.
    Basically, we have allowed people entering the country to become tha largest voting block and they will now control our future. If you don’t speak Spanish you will be unemployable…..that’s what is happening here. Our next POTUS must confront these realities or this country might as well just attach itself to Mexico and Central America and adopt their culture and standard of living.

  33. I was disheartened to learn that Hillary is drilling down on this stale and discredited account that the video was the cause of the Benghazi attack. Not only is it untrue, it is easily rebutted. I can appreciate the box she is in being part of this corrupt and headless administration, but this is not at all the way out of that box. During the 2008 primary I saw mistakes, and I said nothing, believing that the campaign knew better than I did what they were doing. But when I realized that Mark Penn did not know how electoral votes were tabulated in California, and encouraged Hillary to ignore the caucus states, and caused her to say that she would be the nominee after super Tuesday, I decided that it was a fools errand not to offer advice, and constructive criticism. My observation here is a case in point. Big media is 100% invested in the lie, since their sole purpose in life is to defend the political class of which they are a part, and to give bread and circuses to the American People, but they are now on thin ice.

  34. Here is a perfect illustration of how the political class of both parties operates without regard to its core values, or the interests of the American People. Thad Cochrane, the senile Republican incumbent who has been around since Christ was a corporal, says he was all set to retire, until people came to him and pleaded what will WE do without you. Same question as Trey Gowdey asked Learner in re. the IRS scandal when she said “we” who do you mean by we. In both case we know. In her case, Bob Baerer, and in Thad’s case Hailey Barbour–and all his staffers and lobbyists who have been milking the system and feeding at the public trough for too long. This is the disease of the political class, it is worse than at any time in our history, and it is simultaneously sucking the political power, the networth and the life’s blood out of the American People. That is what big media supports and is a part of. It is what needs to be stopped. The Mississippi primary is this week. It will be a bellweather because Barbour is joined at the hip with Karl Rove.
    Why Thad Cochran is Unfit to Serve

    By: Daniel Horowitz (Diary) | June 1st, 2014 at 06:44 AM | 4




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    As the Mississippi primary ticks down to its closing hours, Senator Thad Cochran finally came out of his witness protection program to give an interview with the Washington Post. But in that interview, he clearly shows why he is unfit to represent Republicans in the state of Mississippi:

    During his campaign stop at the hospital, Cochran had not mentioned the Affordable Care Act, a flash point for Republicans in this campaign year. In his brief interview after that event, he was asked about the law — how he evaluated the state of play over it and what he would do about it in another term.

    “I think we need to monitor any federal programs that provide services and assistance to people who need help, and this is an example of an important effort by the federal government to help make health care available, accessible and affordable,” he said. “We have probably one of the best health-care systems in the country, in the world, and we’ll need to continue to work to make sure it meets the expectations and needs of the American people. I’m glad to be involved in that effort.”

    A short time later, a Cochran adviser called to say there was disagreement aboard Cochran’s bus about whether the question had been about Obamacare or the problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs. He said Cochran was among those on the bus who thought the question was about VA.

    No wonder Cochran supporters are now soliciting Democrats to vote for him in the primary!

    Whether the story coming out of the Cochran campaign is true or not is irrelevant. This episode proves one of two things about Cochran – both of which are true. He is either a full-throated supporter of big government or he is not lucid enough to engage in political discourse and serve another term in the Senate. This interview, along with one he did with a local reporter in which he called himself “nasty,” paints a clear picture of someone who is no longer coherent.

    Here is another portion of the Post interview that caught my attention:

    Cochran said he is running because others encouraged him to seek another term. “I thought it was time for me to retire,” he said. “I thought I’d served long enough.. . . But people were saying, what are we going to do without you?”

    The back story behind Cochran’s run for reelection is a perfect example of how tragically corrupt our system has become. This is a man who clearly does not share our party’s principles and is undoubtedly not in position to serve another term. He should have been allowed to retire with dignity. Yet, the political class could not allow someone like Chris McDaniel to win an open seat.

    It was clear to all of us that Cochran did not intend to run again. He was not raising money and he was long overdo for retirement. But once Chris McDaniel got into the race, people like Haley Barbour felt that their entire career of pay-for-play would be threatened by the conservative insurgency. The spigot would be shut off. It’s hard to prove this beyond a shadow of a doubt, but Barbour and the local barons probably put him up to running for reelection, creating a dynamic which, in their minds, would ensure certain defeat for McDaniel. Then they’d have Cochran resign within a year and appoint another empty suit that would do the bidding of K Street. This is the first time Cochran himself has vouched for this rumor, as he noted that he planned to retire, but was encouraged by “people” to run.

    Indeed what would people like Haley Barbour do without Cochran in power? How could they operate with someone like McDaniel in his place.

    There’s only one way we will ever prove this conjecture, but hopefully we will not have to find out.

  35. If the American People understood three simple principles then the game would change:

    1. Today, more so than at any time in our history, the interests of the political class and the interests of the American People diverge to the point that they are now irreconcilable.

    2. Today, big media is part of the political class, and will side with the political class in all matters that affect its interests. To that end, it will censor relevant information and provide false information to blind people to the truth.

    3. Today, there the two political parties are joined at the hip. The conflict we see is a competition for power, but the establishment of each party has the same agenda. Once again, that agenda is congenial to the political class and hostile to the rest of us.

  36. In 2008, I knew that mainstream media was biased. Who didn’t. But I did not realize how far they would go to obliterate the truth in pursuit of that bias. And I never dreamed how monolithic they are. But when I thought through the full implications of ownership and control, i.e. NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN are all owned by multi national corporations who favor world government, and the critical mass of their business is no longer in the United States, that insight began to illuminate the dark areas, and explain why they do not represent the interests of the American People. They are part of the political class, which feeds off the contributions of lobbyist, and sells out the American People in order to get it. What they do in the political arena would be illegal under Taft Hartley.

  37. The Obama administration announced today that Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been held by the Taliban for several years, has been freed from his captors. Reading the stories of his newfound freedom it is impossible not to feel joy for Bergdahl and his family. NBC News reports that Bergdahl held up a sign once he was on board an American helicopter that read, “SF?” The operators quickly confirmed that they were in fact U.S. Special Forces: “Yes, we’ve been looking for you for a long time.”

  38. The one other thing I want to come back to while it is still fresh in my mind is the statement attributed to Larry Summers to Elizabeth Warren which was noted by the paradigmatic investigative reporter Glenn Greenwald (who calls out big media every chance he gets), and duly reported to us, which confirms the undeniable fact that the political class is cutting a fat hog, and will brook no dissent to its corrupt practices:

    1. “You have to decide whether you want to be an insider or an outsider.”

    (Note: the clear implication of that statement is if you choose to be an outsider, you will get nothing done here, so you had best forget the promises you made in the campaign to the voters, and play the game by our rules, or we will be a failure, and we will use our money to primary you in the next election. On the other hand, if you leave your conscience at home and do things our way we will make you rich, and our surrogate, big media, will make you famous, and you will have a long lucrative career, even when you grow old and senile like Thaddeus Cochrane).

    2. “Insiders do NOT criticize other insiders.”

    (Note: this is why the criticisms we among political insiders are cautious, measured, and follow the familiar jargon of partisan politics. Attacks on character, i.e. ad hominum attacks are discouraged. And what is absolutely verbotten is for any insider to pull back the curtain and show the American People how the entire corrupt scheme on both sides of the aisle really works, and how the American people get screwed in the process. I guarantee you that Sharyl Attkisson’s new book will shed new light on that problem, and will prove embarrassing to the crooks who run the system. Like whom? Harry Reid and Poopsie and McConnell and Boehner just for starters. And the big media triangle.)

  39. foxyladi14

    June 1, 2014 at 11:57 am


    As funny as that cartoon is (and it is QUITE funny!), how sad it is that we have come to that place in our history. The country that led the storm on the beaches at Normandy. The country that patrolled the 200 miles over the Yalu River and that landed at Inchon. The country that resupplied the Israelis during the 1973 conflict. The country that stood up to Russia during the Cold War.

    It is a shame that bumbles is our president.

    Hillary 2016

  40. wbboei

    June 1, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    2. “Insiders do NOT criticize other insiders.”

    He really said that?!? Publicly?!? Geesh….

  41. No. He said it to Warren privately. Glenn Greenwald notes it in the context of his own situation where he published the book No Place To Hide, which is critical of insiders, and he being formerly with Salon was viewed as an insider, but dared to criticize insiders over the NSA spying scandal, and to defend Snowden and was therefore attacked by big media butt boys like David Gregory. The relevant excerpt of his article reads as follows:
    Reviews of No Place to Hide internationally (the book has been published in more than two dozen countries, in nine languages) have, almost unanimously, been extremely positive. By stark contrast, reviews from American writers have been quite mixed, with some recent ones, including from George Packer and now Kinsley, attempting to savage both the book and me personally.

    Much of that is simply an expression of the rule that Larry Summers imparted to Elizabeth Warren upon her arrival in Washington, as recounted by The New Yorker:

    Larry Summers took Warren out to dinner in Washington and, she recalls, told her that she had a choice to make. She could be an insider or an outsider, but if she was going to be an insider she needed to understand one unbreakable rule about insiders: “They don’t criticize other insiders.”

    My book, and my writing and speaking more generally, usually criticizes insiders, and does so harshly and by name, so much of this reaction is simply a ritual of expulsion based on my chronic violation of Summers’ rule.

    I find that a relief.

  42. George Packer . . . I just wondered whether he is any relation to Stanford criminal law professor and scholar Herbert Packer who was a first rate intellect, who died young. Turns out this clown is his son. Whoever said an apple does not fall far from the tree was wrong in this case. When it comes to politics and foreign policy, George is a functional idiot. He should stick to play writing and be thought a fool than seek to criminalize investigative journalism and remove all doubt (that he is an idiot, unlike his father).

  43. I hope this notion of irreconcilable differences between the political class and the American People is becoming as obvious to other people as it now is to me. If you compare the prosperity of the beltway to the grapes of wrath outside where the national economy is stagnant, two out of five people of working age are not working, and big media censors this information on the even of an election, then it is a case of res ipsa locitur–the thing speaks for itself.

  44. jeswezey
    June 1, 2014 at 8:14 am

    I know you like a good debate, but twisting my words and telling me what I implied is not a good technique.

    My words were pretty straight forward the first time.

  45. hmmmmmm

    A captured American soldier is training Taliban fighters bomb-making and ambush skills, according to one of his captors and Afghan intelligence officials.

    Private Bowe Bergdahl disappeared in June 2009 while based in eastern Afghanistan and is thought to be the only U.S. serviceman in captivity.

    The 24-year-old has converted to Islam and now has the Muslim name Abdullah, one of his captors told The Sunday Times.

  46. Obama’s report card on foreign policy is far from stellar.

    Yet, according to Rassmussen 48% approve of his job performance.

    Whose judgment should we question first–Rass or the ignorant voters? Or both?

    Here is a more realistic assessment by Richard Rodriguez which big media is hell bent on hiding so the public never sees it.

    If ignorance is bliss than tis folly to be wise–unless big media, handmaiden of the elites, is making the public ignorant of the things it needs to know in order for democracy to work.

    The only possible conclusion is that big media today is the sworn enemy of democracy. It is determined to keep the people so ignorant that failure can be repackaged as success, and 48% are fat dumb and happy for reasons that defy logical explanation.
    The ulcers of the Obama years are now festering. The menaces, once so vague, are taking on a definite shape. America may potentially face severe security challenges in Eastern Europe (Ukraine, Poland, Baltics), Southwest Asia (Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan), the Middle East (Syria, Yemen, Iraq), North Africa (Libya, Egypt, Sub-sahara) and East Asia (South China Sea, North Korea, Taiwan and Japan). All of these hotspots are simmering, though none as yet have blown up into an severe international crisis.

    But in each of these theaters the design margin is ebbing away. The potential for danger in each of them is growing and in time they will flow into each other. For American resources that must rush to meet one of them cannot also meet the other. Once the trouble starts in one place, the bad actors in other places will seize their chance for mischief.

    Nor do we see a president tirelessly organizing the bulwarks of democracy at every threatened point, unless he is doing so from the golf course or at fundraisers. It is in this context that Obama’s rambling “defense policy” speech at West Point should be understood.

    It was his “no mas” speech, to quote Roberto Duran.

    He sounded basically beaten and was making anticipatory excuses for what he knows is likely to happen. The phrase “we have to recognize Afghanistan will not be a perfect place, and it is not America’s responsibility to make it one” is a masterpiece of understatement. It’s a shrug from the same man who said in August 2009 that:

    This is not a war of choice. This is a war of necessity. Those who attacked America on 9/11 are plotting to do so again. If left unchecked, the Taliban insurgency will mean an even larger safe haven from which al-Qaeda would plot to kill more Americans.

    He’s gone from “war of necessity” in 2009 to “so what?” in 2014. His string of failures since 2009 have essentially converted all of America’s security challenges into “wars of choice,” in the phraseology of Richard Haas. He’s defined success downward to the point where it merely consists of pointing out where he’s going to get clipped next. “Wars of choice,” stripped of its resounding name, essentially means Obama is hoping to evade everything coming his way in the next few years by choosing not to war, even when the enemy is attacking in full force. In the case of Afghanistan, he is doing the minimum necessary to keep the symptoms of his failure from spilling out into the open.

    How long before the crisis breaks? How long before something comes along he can’t run away from or fob off with a speech? No one can say. The calm may last indefinitely, or it may shatter tomorrow. Events are no longer in the hands of Obama, but drifting on the winds of chance. The ball is rattling round the roulette wheel of history. Round and round it goes. Where it stops nobody knows. We’ve glimpsed the face of the monster in the woods. All we have to do now is hope he doesn’t come our way.

  47. John Oliver deserves praise. In his comedy he explains net neutrality and exposes hypocrite liar Barack Obama:

  48. Admin: brilliant.

    And there is this:

    Comcast owns NBC.

    Time Warner owns CNN.

    I just wonder

    Will there ever come a tipping point?

    For the 48% who approve of Obama’s job performance.

    In the face of this, the dire state of the economy, and multiple scandals.

    And the dearth of leadership.

    And now we find he has caved to the terrorists.

    It makes no difference however to the ignoranti.

    And I now believe will penetrate their ignorance.

  49. This guy Oliver is the kind of comedian/political commentator that informs the public. Jon Stewart falls far short of the mark compared to him. Stewart is too invested in left wing politics to follow the evidence where it ultimately leads. And in his own peculiar way he is in league with those who seek to hide the real ball from the American People. As with big media in general, you have to go outside this country to discover the truth, and that is because big businesses like Comcast, Time Warner, General Electric control the agenda and own the politicians. This is the world Soros helped to create through his work to change the Campaign Finance Laws and bamboozle that fool for all seasons, John McCain, whose original purpose was to take the money out of politics.

  50. This is what I meant by Obama caving in to terrorists. He has reduced every single competitive advantage we had in the world on the alter of his perverse ego. The main issue he will focus on now is cap and trade, wherein his godfather Soros has created an exchange, along with Chairman Mo of Canada, to put billions in their pockets, and rape the middle class with high energy costs. The Republicans need to win the senate and sue to enjoin this transfer of wealth from the middle class to the upper class. It is the same thing they tried to achieve in the first term with the green energy initiatives which diverted huge sums of taxpayer money to failed projects based on junk science. Soros will not allow Obama to leave office without diminishing America, advancing the agenda of world government and raising our energy costs through the roof. Even if this proposal had merit, the fact remains that China is the main polluter in the world, therefore to proceed unilaterally will not solve the problem. Yet that is what the left always does, to diminish this nation and to demonstrate their moral superiority and costs them nothing personally.

    Obama skirted the law and broke precedent to swap a captured American soldier for five “high risk” Islamist militants in U.S. custody. The deal with enemy forces in Afghanistan is a continuation of Obama’s effort to get all U.S. forces out of Afghanistan within two years. This is part of a new, more limited foreign policy approach that Team Obama refers to as “Don’t do stupid sh*t.”

    But some people think this sh*t is pretty stupid.

    The move is highly controversial, even aside from the legal questions of Obama again circumventing Congress. Former comrades of the freed American believe that he deserted the Army amid a difficult forward deployment, adding additional danger to their mission as they were dispatched to search for him. The soldier’s father further complicated things with his remarks with the president in the Rose Garden Saturday, in which he praised Allah and spoke Pashto, the language of the Taliban.

    [WSJ provides details about the prisoners from Guantanamo Bay who were released, while Reuters reports that Afghan officials have said the freed Islamist militants will definitely go back to the fight.]

  51. I wonder how much of that 48% who approve of Obama’s job performance, against the overwhelming weight of the evidence, are just plain stupid, and how many know they were wrong but lack the personal integrity to admit it. I wonder.

  52. (From Richard Rodriguez article above)

    Obama’s gone from “war of necessity” in 2009 to “so what?” in 2014.

    His string of failures since 2009 have essentially converted all of America’s security challenges into “wars of choice,” in the phraseology of Richard Haas.

    He’s defined success downward to the point where it merely consists of pointing out where he’s going to get clipped next.

    “Wars of choice,” stripped of its resounding name, essentially means Obama is hoping to evade everything coming his way in the next few years by choosing not to war, even when the enemy is attacking in full force.

    In the case of Afghanistan, he is doing the minimum necessary to keep the symptoms of his failure from spilling out into the open.

    How long before the crisis breaks?

    How long before something comes along he can’t run away from or fob off with a speech?

    No one can say.

    The calm may last indefinitely, or it may shatter tomorrow.

    Events are no longer in the hands of Obama, but drifting on the winds of chance.

    The ball is rattling round the roulette wheel of history. Round and round it goes.

    Where it stops nobody knows

  53. There is no coherent concept of risk management in the Obama playbook. Everything revolves around two categorical imperatives: I) glorifying his ego, and II) enriching his donors. If you dispute that then you need to look at where he spends his time–more time at fundraisers than actually governing. Rodriguez is spot on when he says the ball is rattling around the wheel of history, round it goes, and where it stops nobody knows. It is possible that Soros does, but no one else. Soros’ has this thing mapped out for the next hundred years, when world government will control everything. Obviously, there are many contingencies built into his model, but his control over Obama and the media is beyond cavil. The average American has no concept of this, because the extent of his treachery is kept under wraps. When I wrote that expose on him six years ago, I left open the possibility that one or more of his confederates would come forward to spill the beans. But there were no takers.

  54. Privileged conversations – Democratic 2016 frontrunner Hillary Clinton is campaigning today in Colorado, a swing state where she is struggling with voters. (The Clinton campaign commitment to Colorado will also extend to a three-day Denver event at the end of this month paid for by the corporate backers of her family’s foundation and featuring big names like NBC News’ David Gregory.) The Denver Post reports that today’s events will include stops to tout worker training programs at a plastics factory, meetings with local power brokers and a big speech in suburban Broomfield. Clinton scrubbed an event hosted by a chemical industry trade group amid protests from liberals about the group’s involvement in fracking, but she will still be spending a lot of time today campaigning in a key state. Will reporters find a way to press her on her view of the Taliban prisoner deal? Or the unraveling of Libya? Or new global warming regulations from the Obama Administration? Or fracking? Or anything? The big speech tonight is being co-sponsored by The Denver Post, so perhaps its reporters could find a way to get substantive answers. But one suspects that the Clinton strategy of using the trappings of celebrity to insulate the candidate from normal scrutiny will continue to be in force.

  55. Wow this is CNN. 😯

    The sense of pride expressed by officials of the Obama administration at the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is not shared by many of those who served with him — veterans and soldiers who call him a deserter whose “selfish act” ended up costing the lives of better men.

    “I was pissed off then and I am even more so now with everything going on,” said former Sgt. Matt Vierkant, a member of Bergdahl’s platoon when he went missing on June 30, 2009. “Bowe Bergdahl deserted during a time of war and his fellow Americans lost their lives searching for him.”

    Vierkant said Bergdahl needs to not only acknowledge his actions publicly but face a military trial for desertion under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

  56. wbboei
    June 2, 2014 at 2:18 am

    Obama’s report card on foreign policy is far from stellar.

    Talk about an understatement. ;0


    The survival of the republic requires no less. You know what the horses asses advisors like Ed Gillespee will say to reublicans. . . you are winning don’t rock th boat, same as he did with Romney. Saving the boat however compels us to rock the boat when Obama will spend the next two years destroying the nation. Here is Roger Simon’s take on all this at pjmedia.

    Though I had read and hugely admired former prosecutor Andrew C. McCarthy’s previous work, when I opened the galleys of his latest book — Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment — I assumed I was just embarking on what was more or less an intellectual exercise from one of America’s great legal minds.

    After all, we were rounding the bend into the last quarter of the eight-year Obama presidency and such a national distraction seemed scarcely worth the effort. As McCarthy’s own subtitle indicated, building a political case for impeachment with the public, a literal groundswell, would be necessary and that seemed, well, a bridge too far or a mountain too high (pick your cliché).

    When I finished the book — which I devoured in one breathless gulp, a rarity for me in these days of multiple distractions — it was a wholly other matter. If it weren’t eleven o’clock at night, I would have run out to buy a pitchfork and headed for the barricades, or at least the Washington Mall, myself.

    With measured, almost inexorable clarity, this book is an extraordinary call to legal — or, more precisely, Constitutional — arms.

    McCarthy begins with a basic history of impeachment, showing the provenance of the deliberately general “high crimes and misdemeanors” from English law via Edmund Burke and how our Framers saw this as a way to preserve the separation of powers we all (I hope) learned about in school and prevent the emergence of a despotic presidency.

    He examines the three impeachments in our history — Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon and Bill Clinton. Neither Johnson nor Clinton would reach the two-thirds vote needed in the Senate to remove a president and Nixon, as we all know, resigned to avoid such an embarrassment.

    The Clinton episode, because it is so recent and familiar to so many of us, is particularly instructive. Clinton clearly broke the law (perjury and obstruction of justice), but in the eyes of the public these did not constitute “high crimes and misdemeanors” sufficient for removal from office. Clinton’s lies had been about personal matters (adulterous affairs) and, significantly, his presidency was relatively normative otherwise.

    This contrasts directly with Obama for whom the rule of law seems mythological and whose stewardship of our country in both domestic and foreign affairs has been an utter disaster. As McCarthy puts it succinctly, Obama has given us “a web of administration scandals that would make Richard Nixon and John Mitchell blush.”

    The case McCarthy makes for Obama’s impeachment is as airtight as it gets. By the time you arrive at the end when the author indeed writes out his version of “The Articles of Impeachment,” you are prepared to read every word of the legalistic prose, stomping your fist on the nearest table as you move from paragraph to paragraph.

    They begin with perhaps the most frightening of all: “Article I — The President’s Willful Refusal to Execute the Laws Faithfully and Usurpation of the Legislative Authority of Congress.” They continue through “Article III — Dereliction of Duty as President and Commander in Chief of the United States Armed Forces” (oh, Benghazi!) and “Article IV — Fraud on the American People” (“You can keep your plan,” etc.).

    It goes on, obviously. Suffice it to say, almost all of the scandals and malfeasances are there. If you have been following Andy McCarthy’s career, you know he has been minding the store as well an anybody.

    This book has already put impeachment at the forefront of at least one person’s mind where it hadn’t been before (mine). Where it goes from here, I know not. Certainly the media, with its hive mind, would react to an impeachment possibility as if its queen were under attack. And then there is the matter of race, Obama’s built in fail-safe mechanism.

    It’s not simple. But the least we can all do is buy McCarthy’s book and read it now.

    The Left has the late Saul Alinsky as a model. We have a

  58. This business of impeachment has been on the minds of many of us since the very outset. And while we were dismissed as bigots, ignorant, etc. all in an effort to discredit us, in order to preserve the power of the political class, exactly as they do in communist country, the idea has managed to survive. Part of the reason is because Obama has continued to add fuel to the fire, by continuing to defy the constitution, the bill of rights, the power of congress, etc. I am convinced that during the next two years he will put the pedal to the metal to accomplish for Soros all that he was put into office to accomplish, starting with cap and trade (Nietzsche: the eternal return of all things that put money in the pockets of the Last Surviving Nazi) the policy proposed by establishment Republicans is absolutely, positively, untenable. If the case for impeachment laid down by McCarthy, a first class legal scholar is as air tight as Simon professes, then the groundwork needs to be made now, and simultaneously, the big media, defender of the power and prerogatives of the political class, and destroyer of the middle class must be gutted and salt poured over their terrain so nothing grows there for a thousand years. In other words, a Carthaginian peace with those traitors.


    CNN ANCHOR: Jonathan, did the White House violate federal law?

    JONATHAN TURLEY: They did. I don’t think the White House is seriously arguing they’re not violating federal law. To make matters worse, this is a long series of violations of federal law this president has been accused of. I testified twice in Congress about this record of the president in suspending or ignoring federal laws. This is going to add to that pile. I don’t think there’s much debate that they’re in violation of the law. What’s fascinating, Carol, is when this law went to the president, he used a signing statement which, if you recall as a senator, he opposed, and ran against for president. But he actually used one in this circumstance and said, ‘I’m going to sign this, but I actually think that notice requirement is unconstitutional.’ He’s essentially arguing the very same principle of George Bush, that when it comes to Gitmo, he has almost absolute power, that it is his prerogative, his inherent authority to be able to make these decisions as he sees fit.

  60. Another out and out liar spewing lies:

    Jay Carney, 2013: No Decisions About Bergdahl-Detainee Deal ‘Without Consulting With Congress’

    Among the questions being raised about this weekend’s exchange of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five top Taliban commanders held at Guantanamo is why Congress was not informed of the move ahead of time. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Meet the Press on Sunday that concerns over the health and perhaps even the survival of Bergdahl required secrecy, telling reporters, “We couldn’t afford any leaks anywhere” because the deal was “essentially an operation to save the life of Sgt. Bergdahl.”

    But just under a year ago, in June 2013, White House press secretary Jay Carney was unequivocal in his response to a reporter’s questions about this very deal, saying, “[W]e would not make any decisions about transfer of any detainees without consulting with Congress and without doing so in accordance with U.S. law.”

    Here is the full exchange from the White House transcript [emphasis added]:

    Q Jay, going to back to Afghanistan, the Taliban has offered to release Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five members of the Taliban who are currently being held at Guantanamo Bay. Is this something that the administration is considering? Is this something that the President would agree to?

    MR. CARNEY: What I can tell you is that the main dialogue that we support is the dialogue between Afghans — between the Taliban and the Afghan government. However, there are some issues that we would like to discuss with the Taliban directly, and this includes the safe return of Sergeant Bergdahl, who has been gone for far too long.

    We continue to call for and work toward his safe and immediate release. We cannot discuss all the details of our efforts, but there should be no doubt that on a daily basis we are continuing to pursue — using our military, intelligence and diplomatic tools — the effort to return him home safely. And our hearts are with the Bergdahl family.

    With regard to the transfer of Taliban detainees from Guantanamo Bay, we have made — the United States has not made the decision to do that, though we do expect the Taliban to raise this issue in our discussion, if and when those discussions happen.

    As we have long said, however, we would not make any decisions about transfer of any detainees without consulting with Congress and without doing so in accordance with U.S. law.

    President Obama announced Friday, the day before the Bergdahl-detainee exchange, that Carney was leaving his position as press secretary.

  61. Shadowfax

    June 2, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    June 2, 2014 at 2:18 am

    Obama’s report card on foreign policy is far from stellar.

    Talk about an understatement. ;0
    Well, where Obama is concerned I always try to be fair.

  62. When I saw that idiot Costello look puzzled that Obama would break the law, I am seized by an irresistible impulse to say to her and the rest of big media–you dumb fucks, what do you expect. Never wish for anything too much because you may have the misfortune of getting it. There will be no tipping point here for big media. What there will be is the death of a thousand cuts. I will settle for that. They tell me it is more painful, to look those in the eye when you told them he was the messiah and either admit that you were full of shit, or keep on pretending, which I hope they do. The longer they pretend, the more their credibility will tank, and as they say about that second martini, I’m all for that.

  63. Regardless of what I think, I believe he will force the Republicans hand on impeachment and that would be just like Soros to create a mutually assured destruction scenario, but only after he has confiscated the guns. That is the motive behind this big push against the Second Amendment. Frankly, in the cultural sewer Obama has created, women will need guns more than men. Properly trained in their usage, guns are the great equalizer. Or, you can tell your assailant to please wait while you call 911.

  64. Why would I be so foolish and assine as to suggest impeachment is sine qua non?

    Well, you could look at the record and say he has defied the constitution time and again. That is the actus reas.

    But beyond that you can look at his statement: I can do anything I want. That is his state of mind, his mens rea.

    That alone is enough.

    Nevertheless, I cannot resist the urge to suggest the third element which makes this scenario inevitable:

    It has been medically established by two leading experts, Vadkim and Krauthammer that Obama is a “sociopath”.

    It has been further suggested that he is in the act out phase of that disorder, where the angry ossified child emerges and begins to act destructively.

    Finally, that last liason he had or is having with Wolfe–Soros right hand man to give him his marching order, which were the quid pro quo for his financial support.

    In sum, the chances that in the dying days of his presidency, this darling of big media will go gently into the night is zero.

    And as that happens, the Republicans have two choices: impeachment or wait him out. Waiting will be Gillespee’s advice. But it is a suckers bet. Just ask Romney.

  65. wow…this O admin can really negotiate on behalf of the USA…he is some Commander in Chief huh?

    5 of the worst of the worst of our enemies for one “possible” deserter…Osama’s buddies with ties to Al Queda and the Taliban…but heck, they have a one year ban on “traveing”…

    heck of job, O!

    even Jeffrey Toobin had to admit, without even a pause. that O “defintely broke the law…no doubt about it”

    O’s admin’s bad karma is really catching up with him…they cannot do anything…anything correctly…really bad at everything…

  66. Impeach Obama, like the Republican’t will ever get it together to do that.

    Boy, they were fairly swift with Bill and the blue-dress-gate. They are more interested in sexual exposure than illegal doings of the pResident.

  67. “When is Trey going to get the hearings rollin’?”

    Probably in 2015 about the time the next presidential primaries get in full swing.

    If Trey doesn’t get the hearings going soon, then we have our questions answered about the intent.

  68. Southern, if they wait until after the election this year, you will be right as rain.

    I wished that Trey had some honest Democrats as chosen attorneys on his team, then I would have less doubt that this is just another hit list against Hillary.

    Trey most know some good lawyers that are not Rethugs he could put in the mix to avoid being partisan.

  69. I survived the Carter years with the thought this nation would not have another completely inept President like him again in my lifetime.

    Boy, was I wrong.

    I wonder if this is the real Obama doctrine…create so many scenarios for Congress to investigate that they have no time for doing actual Congressional work thus leaving the POTUS with having to executive order everything he wants due to Congress being a “do-nothing” group.

    I think the biggest beneficiaries of this POTUS is going to be all the liquor stores/beer distributors and of course, your local drug dealer.

  70. I feel sorry for the next POTUS. SHE/He is going to have an entire nation in rehab by the time Obama leaves office.

  71. VotingHillary
    June 2, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    I survived the Carter years with the thought this nation would not have another completely inept President like him again in my lifetime.
    Yes and no.

    Carter and Obama were both weak presidents.

    However, that is where the similarity ends.


    But Obama did, on a wide variety of issues, including open borders, health care, etc.

    He is a “lawless” president.

    2. Carter never USURPED CONGRESSIONAL POWER in violation of the Constitution.. .

    But Obama did–willfully and repeatedly.

    3. Carter never committed DERELICTION OF DUTY as commander in chief . . .

    But Obama did, in the case of Benghazi, where he failed to give the order to save the troops, but went to bed.

    4. Carter never gave AID AND COMFORT TO OUR ENEMIES . . .

    But Obama did with respect to Russia, Iran, North Korea, Taliban, etc. . . . “Tell Vlad I will have more flexibility after my election.”

    5. Carter never EXPLOITED THE FAULT LINES in this nation by race, gender, age, etc.–with the aid of big media.

    But Obama did, in every possible way, beginning in South Carolina, with honest Jim Clyburn, corrupt black racist.

    6. Carter never DEFRAUDED the American People. . .

    But Obama did by lying repeatedly, with respect to Obamacare, IRS, Fast and Furious, VA, Benghazi, Shovel ready stimulus, etc.

    7. Carter was never a CRONY CAPITALIST, AND TOOL OF WALL STREET. . .

    But Obama is, which is why he spends more time campaigning and collecting loot, than governing.

    8. Carter, for all his faults, was never a SOCIOPATH . . .

    But Obama is. “I can do anything I want to do, because I am president..”

    9. Carter was never a TRAITOR to this nation. . .

    But Obama is, and he is guilty of high crimes and misdemeanors, ergo, he should be impeached, to save the republic.

    10. But because he is our first black president and big media loves him, and covers for him, and censors for him, and distracts for him, and lies for him, and voted for him, and pulled him across the finish line in the primary and two elections, and runs a revolving door with the White House, we are supposed to ignore the interests of our nation.

    Frankly, if this nation had the guillotine, i.e. the devils tooth, I would put the denizens of big media ahead of Obama in the hit parade, for using the rights and privileges granted to them by the First Amendment to help destroy our nation. And first on my list would be Tom Browkaw, who has traded the role of elder statesman and conscience for the profession, for the rosier lights of stardom and not rocking the boat. Like other members of the elite, he is more concerned with his social standing than the nation, and as Larry Summers noted insiders do not attack insiders–even if it means not saving the nation.

  72. Maybe I have been watching too many episodes of law and order, but it is clear to me, and it should be clear to everyone after the Travon Martin episode, that racial politics is mob politics, and vigilantism in its ugliest form. Obama trades in it, he learned to do so in Chicago, and in a multi racial society it is dynamite. Race baiters like Sharpton and others should be hounded from the public square. Ditto with the company who employs him, MSNBC, NBC and Comcast–the second largest contributor to Obama, the epitome of crony capitalism which leads to monopoly. I think Ralp Nader may have a point or two here. Comcast is the prototype of corruption.

  73. I saw in a recent issue of national geographic that when a star implodes, the temperature rises to 100 billion degrees and a mountain the size of Everest is reduced to a grain of sand. Obama’s words, and gravelly voice, and flashing eyes, and lies, and lies, and lies, have a similar affect on big media journalism. And half the country still thinks he is the messiah. Nobody ever went broke or lost an election underestimating the intelligence of the American People.

    But now there is this gem:

    Obama swapped one American traitor for five of the most dangerous terrorists on the planet, who are hell bent on killing Americans.

    That alone is bad enough.

    How bad.

    It borders on treason.

    Nevertheless he did it.


    He says, because we never leave soldiers behind.

    Oh, really?

    Who do you mean by we pale face?

    Surely not you who left four Americans, three of them soldiers and one an ambassador

    To die in Benghazi,

    Because you were more concerned about a cover story

    Failed to give the order to save them

    Lied about this later (see Col. Bing West testimony, which is compelling on this point)

    And because you simply went to bed once the political cover story was contrived

    Rather than saving them from imminent death

    You, who would have us believe that we (you) do not leave Americans behind

    The truth is you have an affinity for taitors

    They remind you of you

    And you thought this would give you a fine photo op

    Big media has covered your tracks and proclaimed your greatness

    And 48% of the country who still support you will cheer

    That father of Berghdal is either an Amishman or a fifth column

    But some of us are not so sure that you are the Messiah

    As we survey the ruins of our country for which you and big media are responsible

    Which you dismiss as a phony scandal

  74. It has gotten to the point where there is no rule Obama can articulate as inviolate that he himself has not violated. This fact is undeniable, the no soldier left behind is simply the latest example, and it suggests that he cannot be taken seriously by anyone. At this point he is a windbag, who speaks with a forked tongue. No one I know takes his promises seriously, because they know they will be more honored in the breach than in the observance. Mainstream media and the rest of the ignoranti still worship him and believe him, but no one who lives in the same world as most of us pays any attention. He is becoming like Mad King Lear, raging at the sky. A joke.

  75. Now they are just sending the kids across for a Free lunch!!

    President Obama on Monday set up a task force to coordinate the response to a huge increase in illegal child migrants coming across the Mexico border and put the head of the federal disaster agency in charge.

    “The influx of unaccompanied alien children (UAC) across the southwest border of the United States has resulted in an urgent humanitarian situation requiring a unified and coordinated Federal response,” the president said in a memo setting up the task force.

    The White House said that a 90-percent increase means it needs $1.4 billion more than it thought in March to cope with the influx.

    “Both the scale and the humanitarian nature of this situation is causing us to ramp up and further unify our efforts” White House Director of Domestic Policy Cecilia Munoz told reporters.

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    Hillary Clinton’s town hall later this month will air on CNN, with the network’s chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour moderating the event, the cable news channel announced on Tuesday.

    The town hall, taking place at the Newseum in Washington DC on June 17, will focus on the former Secretary of State’s new memoir, “Hard Choices.” CNN notes, however, that there will be “no subjects off limits” as she answers questions from Amanpour and the live audience.

    “Hard Choices,” which will hit shelves on June 10, is the politician’s second. According to publisher Simon & Schuster, Clinton shares candid reflections about key moments during her time as Secretary of State as well as her thoughts about how to navigate the challenges of the 21st century.


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