#Bergdahl And Barack Obama Versus The Boys Of Pointe Du Hoc

Update: 70 years ago, free men stood against evil – and evil failed. Those free men and women had leaders worthy of the challenge.

CBS News minute by minute complete radio coverage of the Allied invasion of France CAN BE HEARD HERE. This was pool coverage using correspondents from various news organizations. …The full day is at archive.org.

It’s worth noting that German radio was the source for most of the information in the early hours of the invasion. The eyewitness accounts are vivid and it’s worth listening to Quentin Reynolds’ analysis on how the Allies learned from disastrous surprise invasion at Dieppe in 1942.

The VA waiting lists are no way to repay heroes. Obama as C-in-C shames these heroes too.


Forlorn in hospital beds, trapped in death dealing waiting lists, with memories of Normandy, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and combats too long to list, it is almost as if an army of American veterans is rising to once again save the nation.

Like a Grand Army of the Republic, this army of veterans, horrified by the hostility of Barack Obama and his minions to the values they cling to so dearly, began to gather in force as the VA scandal welded their previously quiescent suspicions to the undeniable harm treacherous Barack Obama has done to the nation. Then came the release of five of the worst of the worst terrorist leaders.

If not for veterans Barack Obama would have gotten away with it. The White House had a double dare strategy to defend the release of the terrorists and future release of more terrorists by assuming the false cloak of not leaving a solider behind along with the image of parents happy their son was coming home. But then the veterans spoke up. Even the soldiers that served with Bergdahl, commanded to sign vows of omerta, shook off the silence.

The fought for their country on the battlefield and now they fight for the country on the airwaves:

Outraged by Bergdahl case, fellow soldiers break secrecy pledge to tell story

One of the most striking elements of the Bowe Bergdahl affair is word that top Army officers were so anxious to keep the matter a secret that they directed Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers to sign a pledge of silence about his 2009 decision to walk away from duty in Afghanistan. “Many of Bergdahl’s fellow troops…signed nondisclosure agreements agreeing to never share any information about Bergdahl’s disappearance and the efforts to recapture him,” wrote CNN’s Jake Tapper, who first reported the agreements last Sunday.

Now, with Bergdahl back in U.S. hands, many of those former soldiers are ignoring the agreement they signed. They feel strongly that they must give their first-hand accounts of Bergdahl’s acts so the public will see him as the deserter they believe he is, and not as a hero.

In a conversation Wednesday afternoon, Josh Cornelison, who was the medic in Bergdahl’s platoon, described how — in the middle of an intense search for Bergdahl — the Army brass approached his harried colleagues with the nondisclosure agreement. [snip]

“Once Bergdahl left, we were very busy for the following two and a half months chasing him around,” Cornelison recalled. “We were driving around for 20 hours a day. We would get some sort of intel report, and we would have to go to that spot, and if it were a four hour drive, we would do that. When we got back to FOB [Forward Operating Base] Sharana, we were on very limited time frames. We would pull in, and we would have 90 minutes. So you wanted to take a shower, get hot food, go to the PX.”

“In those times at Sharana, we were approached by the commander and people in CID [the Army Criminal Investigation Command], and they wanted us to sign documents basically saying that we wouldn’t talk about Bergdahl’s disappearance,” Cornelison continued. [snip]

When the president was there with Bergdahl’s parents, we got this feeling that the American people needed to be told the truth,” Cornelison, who believes Bergdahl deserted his post, explained. “We were there, this is not hearsay, we were on the ground, the first ones to go looking for him. The American public needs to know the truth about Bergdahl before treating him like any kind of war hero, because that is completely false.”

The American people will never be told the truth by Barack Obama. Big Media, seemingly more candid if you don’t look closely, cannot be relied upon to tell the truth either:

In its initial reporting on the weekend release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban captivity, the Associated Press quoted Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel telling a hangar full of soldiers what a happy day it was because, “We got one of our own back.”

The soldiers’ reaction, according to the AP: crickets.

The AP has since nixed that passage, cutting Hagel and the silent soldiers out of its final version, and while the AP is defending the move as standard practice, Tom Blumer at the conservative media watchdog NewsBusters contends that the retroactive content-scrubbing is revisionist history — and could be aimed at helping reduce embarrassment for the Obama administration.

The Obsma protection scrubbing by Big Media began quickly and would have been successful but for those veterans putting themselves in legal peril in order to once again save the nation by telling the truth to the American public.

As late as Thursday the New York Times was up to its revisionist tricks to help Obama by declaring Bergdahl a POW (prisoner of war) even though the facts thus far do not support such a generous designation.

The Big Media protection squads attempting a rear guard action to protect Obama are failing because of veterans and soldiers. Barack Obama is increasingly alone refusing to apologize for his illegal actions:

There are no bones about it: In trading five Taliban detainees at Guantanamo Bay for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, President Obama willfully broke a law. And this wasn’t an old law, or a law that was passed before he became president. It was his law — or more accurately, successive versions of the military budget bill called the National Defense Authorization Act.

Now, Obama did not like the provision that required him to give Congress 30 days of notice before transferring detainees out of Guantanamo. [snip]

Congress absolutely did want to constrain the president from using detainees to make national security policy decisions. No matter what circumlocution the administration hangs on to, it violated the law and the express will of Congress.

And I wish that Obama would admit it. I wish he would admit that he intended to break the law and then face the consequences.

That demand that Obama “face the consequences” comes from one of Obama’s most dedicated protectors in Big Media. Even the Obama Big Media Praetorian Guard knows that Obama’s position is indefensible and cannot hold.

The first high level loss for Obama was Hillary Clinton. At first Hillary provided a vague statement of something or other followed up by a scorching behind the scenes leak to Big Media. [Note to Hillary and Hillary Clinton 2016: don’t think Obama and his henchmen won’t retaliate for that leak. As we continue to write, get away from Obama and attack him brutally with the truth.]

Then Hillary ally Leon Panetta fired his guns and publicly confirmed the Hillary Clinton 2016 leak:

Panetta, who was in the Cabinet for four of the five years Bergdahl spent in Taliban custody, said he opposed a swap for the terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, when he was Defense secretary.

“I said, ‘Wait, I have an obligation under the law,’” Panetta said during a lunchtime address at the Hart Energy Developing Unconventionals DUG East conference at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Downtown. “If I send prisoners from Guantanamo, they have to guarantee they don’t go back to the battlefield. I had serious concerns.”

He said talks fell apart because the Taliban “asked for five top guys.” He did not say when during his 2011-13 tenure in the Pentagon that discussions took place.

I just assumed it was never going to happen,” Panetta said.

Joe Biden stuck a knife in Obama too:

Not even the vice president supported the trade of the Taliban 5 for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. According to a new report, Vice President Joe Biden remained “neutral on the prisoner swap.”

“While Vice President Joe Biden was neutral on the prisoner swap,” Reuters reveals, “Obama and two top White House advisers, then-national security adviser Thomas Donilon and his deputy Denis McDonough, were all in favor, one official said. Donilon resigned a year ago, but McDonough went on to become Obama’s chief of staff.”

It does not appear that Biden has publicly commented on the controversial trade so far.

The article from the New York Times with the misleading headline inventoried the broken barricades protecting Obama:

Senators Show Frustration After Briefing on Ex-P.O.W.

WASHINGTON — White House officials failed Wednesday night to quell rising anger and frustration in both parties on Capitol Hill after a senators-only classified briefing about President Obama’s decision to free five Taliban prisoners in return for the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who military officials say walked off his base in Afghanistan five years ago. [snip]

But Republican and Democratic senators emerged from the secure basement room in the Capitol Visitor Center saying that officials did not provide further evidence that Sergeant Bergdahl’s health had deteriorated recently or that his life was in immediate danger. Deeply skeptical lawmakers insisted that the exchange of the Taliban prisoners for Sergeant Bergdahl put American lives at risk.

Democrat Senator Joe Manchin III, Senator Kelly Ayotte, RINO Republican Senator Mark S. Kirk, Senator Saxby Chambliss, are among those expressing anger at the Obama/Taliban recruitment success while Harry Reid continued to claim that it was Republicans to blame for all the trouble.

But Reid is wrong. There are many reasons why Obama is under attack. One reason is that Obama puts lives in peril and today the Taliban commander declared there will be kidnappings for exchanges to come. It’s why the public sees Barack Obama as an incompetent treacherous boob:

Poll: Obama administration less competent than Bush’s or Clinton’s, more Americans say [snip]

Sixty-eight percent say the Obama administration is less competent that the Clinton administration. Forty-eight percent say it is less competent than Bush’s, compared to 42 percent who say it is more competent. Seven percent judge Obama’s and Bush’s the same.

Fifty-five percent say that the Obama administration has made the country weaker; 35 percent say his administration has made it stronger.

As the plot thickens: Classified military report says Bergdahl walked away twice before – we all need to understand that the problem is not Bowe Bergdahl or his father. The problem is Barack Obama.

Thanks to the newborn grand army of veterans and soldiers loyal to the republica and now speaking up and fighting for truth, once again putting themselves at risk, our nation has a chance to survive even an audacious abomination like Barack Obama. Thanks to our veterans we have hope.

On the June 6, 2011 anniversary of the D-Day invasion at Normandy, France we wrote a tribute to our veterans. It was 67 years ago in 2011, 70 years ago this week that the forces of freedom stormed the beaches. Thursday June 5 was the 10th anniversary of the death of President Ronald Reagan. We come full circle in our tribute to The Boys of Pointe Du Hoc

“The evening of June 5, 1944, we knew it was the real thing when we put on our equipment and Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower walked through the ranks and talked to the troops. As light began to fade, we walked to our places and put on the more than 100 pounds of equipment.

Those veterans can be proud of those that have followed. Those veterans had FDR as president and future president Dwight D. Eisenhower standing with them. Today’s veterans have Barack Obama to salute.

So Help Us God

Ronald Reagan dead for ten years on June 5, 2014, still echoes with his tribute to the Boys of Pointe Du Hoc:
On the 40th Anniversary, President Ronald Reagan spoke about The Boys Of Pointe Du Hoc:

“We’re here to mark that day in history when the Allied armies joined in battle to reclaim this continent to liberty. For four long years, much of Europe had been under a terrible shadow. Free nations had fallen, Jews cried out in the camps, millions cried out for liberation. Europe was enslaved and the world prayed for its rescue. Here, in Normandy, the rescue began. Here, the Allies stood and fought against tyranny, in a giant undertaking unparalleled in human history.

We stand on a lonely, windswept point on the northern shore of France. The air is soft, but forty years ago at this moment, the air was dense with smoke and the cries of men, and the air was filled with the crack of rifle fire and the roar of cannon. At dawn, on the morning of the 6th of June, 1944, two hundred and twenty-five Rangers jumped off the British landing craft and ran to the bottom of these cliffs.”

The Boys of Pointe Du Hoc can be proud of today’s veterans. Today’s veterans told the nation the truth at a time that truth is the most dangerous of weapons against gangster government.

It was the deep knowledge — and pray God we have not lost it — that there is a profound moral difference between the use of force for liberation and the use of force for conquest. You were here to liberate, not to conquer, and so you and those others did not doubt your cause. And you were right not to doubt.

You all knew that some things are worth dying for. One’s country is worth dying for, and democracy is worth dying for, because it’s the most deeply honorable form of government ever devised by man. All of you loved liberty. All of you were willing to fight tyranny, and you knew the people of your countries were behind you.”

If the American Congress wants to honor the Boys of Pointe Du Hoc and the veterans and soldiers that have spoken the truth in direct opposition to Barack Obama there is one thing the Congress can do to make Obama “face the consequences”. Obama protectors say there is nothing that can be done at this time. But there is something that can and must be done. Barack Obama, as a first step, must be censured.

Censure Barack Obama and honor the rule of law as well as the Boys of Pointe Du Hoc and their successors. It’s the least, and first step, that must be taken to save the republic.


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  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Censure

    Censure is the public reprimanding of a public official for inappropriate conduct or voting behavior. When the president is censured, it serves merely as a condemnation and has no direct effect on the validity of presidency, nor are there any other particular legal consequences. Unlike impeachment, censure has no basis in the Constitution or in the rules of the Senate and House of Representatives. It derives from the formal condemnation of either congressional body of their own members.
    Explanation and use

    The motion to censure is an exception to the general rule that “a motion must not use language that reflects on a member’s conduct or character, or is discourteous, unnecessarily harsh, or not allowed in debate.”[8] Demeter’s Manual notes, “It is a reprimand, aimed at reformation of the person and prevention of further offending acts.”[3] While there are many possible grounds for censuring members of an organization, such as embezzlement, absenteeism, drunkenness, and so on, DEM notes that the grounds for censuring a presiding officer are more limited:[9]

    Serious grounds for censure against presiding officers (presidents, chairmen, etc.) are, in general: arrogation or assumption by the presiding officer of dictatorial powers – powers not conferred upon him by law – by which he harasses, embarrasses and humiliates members; or, specifically: (1) he refuses to recognize members entitled to the floor; (2) he refuses to accept and to put canonical motions to vote; (3) he refuses to entertain appropriate appeals from his decision; (4) he ignores proper points of order; (5) he disobeys the bylaws and the rules of order; (6) he disobeys the assembly’s will and substitutes his own; (7) he denies to members the proper exercise of their constitutional or parliamentary rights.

    More serious disciplinary procedures may involve fine, suspension, or expulsion. In some cases, the assembly may declare the chair vacant and elect a new chair; or a motion can be made to rescind the election of an officer.[10]

    For examples specific to the United States, see Censure in the United States.

    If the motion is made to censure the presiding officer, then he must relinquish the chair to the vice-president until the motion is disposed of;[11] but during this time, the vice-president is still referred to as “Mr. Vice President” in debate, since a censure is merely a warning and not a proceeding that removes the president from the chair.[12] An officer being censured is not referred to by name in the motion, but simply as “the president,” “the treasurer,” etc.

    After a motion to censure is passed, the chair (or the vice-president, if the presiding officer is being censured) addresses the censured member by name. He may say something to the effect of, “Brother F, you have been censured by vote of the assembly. A censure indicates the assembly’s resentment of your conduct at meetings. A censure is a warning. It is the warning voice of suspension or expulsion. Please take due notice thereof and govern yourself accordingly.” Or, if the chair is being censured, the vice-president may say, “Mr. X, you have been censured by the assembly for the reasons contained in the resolution. I now return to you the presidency.”[13]

  2. From the Hillary book:


    Sarah Palin.

    She said that during that election, she resisted a request from Obama’s team to criticize Palin, then-Republican nominee John McCain’s vice presidential pick.

    “I wouldn’t,” she writes. “I was not going to attack Palin just for being a woman appealing for support from other women. I didn’t think it made political sense, and it didn’t feel right. So I said no. …”

  3. You have got to give it to RayGun, the man loved this Country and could give a hell of a speech, straight from the heart.

  4. Ya gotta laugh:


    As a congressional candidate, New York Democrat Sean Eldridge has cast himself as a reform-minded opponent of big oil, big banks, and big health care.

    Yet, according to a newly released personal financial disclosure report, Eldridge and his husband, Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes, have invested millions of dollars in the industries he’s singled out for criticism. [snip]

    On the campaign trail, the 27-year-old Eldridge has expressed scorn for the health care industry. His campaign has accused Republicans of having an “obsession with repealing health care for millions of Americans and putting the insurance companies back in charge.”

    Yet, according to the report, Eldridge’s husband owns stock in some of the nation’s largest health care companies. His investments in the health care sector include between $15,000 and $50,000 worth of stock each in Aetna, Wellpoint, and Humana.

    Eldridge has been equally tough on oil and energy companies. During a radio interview last year, Eldridge said: “We do need to reduce our debt and our deficit in our country. But I don’t think we should do it by saying, ‘Let’s ask seniors to get less in their Social Security checks, when we’re not asking Exxon Mobil or General Electric to pay a dime in taxes.’ Exxon Mobil and General Electric pay almost nothing in taxes.”

    The report lists Hughes as a stock owner in Exxon Mobile and General Electric, with shares in each company valued at between $500,000 to $1 million.

    Eldridge has also attacked his Republican opponent, GOP Rep. Chris Gibson, for taking money from Chevron. The report says that Hughes has between $250,000 and $500,000 of stock in Chevron.

    Eldridge also has accused Gibson of being beholden to corporate firms that he’s taken contributions from, including Goldman Sachs. Yet the disclosure report says Hughes has investments in Goldman Sachs valued at between $100,000 and $250,000.

    The Eldridge campaign refused to say whether Hughes had any plans to sell the stocks during his husband’s campaign, but noted that the investments are part of an index fund that is managed by a third party. [snip]

    The financial report is being released as Gibson casts Eldridge as a hypocrite, particularly on the issue of campaign spending. While Eldridge has spoken out about his desire to get big money out of politics, Gibson has ripped him for pouring nearly $1 million of his own fortune into his bid for the Hudson Valley-based 19th Congressional seat.

    Gibson’s team says the report will offer them new ammunition.

    “Sean Eldridge’s financial disclosure reveals once again that his entire campaign is based [on] hypocrisy,” said Stephanie Valle, a Gibson spokeswoman. “While claiming to be free of ‘corporate financing,’ Sean and his husband are heavily invested in every sector of the economy.”

  5. In its initial reporting on the weekend release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from Taliban captivity, the Associated Press quoted Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel telling a hangar full of soldiers what a happy day it was because, “We got one of our own back.”

    The soldiers’ reaction, according to the AP: crickets.
    Which goes to show (that) Tommy ain’t a bloomin’ fool — you bet that Tommy sees!

    Rudyard Kipling

    I went into a public-‘ouse to get a pint o’ beer,
    The publican ‘e up an’ sez, “We serve no red-coats here.”
    The girls be’ind the bar they laughed an’ giggled fit to die,
    I outs into the street again an’ to myself sez I:
    O it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, go away”;
    But it’s “Thank you, Mister Atkins”, when the band begins to play,
    The band begins to play, my boys, the band begins to play,
    O it’s “Thank you, Mister Atkins”, when the band begins to play.

    I went into a theatre as sober as could be,
    They gave a drunk civilian room, but ‘adn’t none for me;
    They sent me to the gallery or round the music-‘alls,
    But when it comes to fightin’, Lord! they’ll shove me in the stalls!
    For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, wait outside”;
    But it’s “Special train for Atkins” when the trooper’s on the tide,
    The troopship’s on the tide, my boys, the troopship’s on the tide,
    O it’s “Special train for Atkins” when the trooper’s on the tide.

    Yes, makin’ mock o’ uniforms that guard you while you sleep
    Is cheaper than them uniforms, an’ they’re starvation cheap;
    An’ hustlin’ drunken soldiers when they’re goin’ large a bit
    Is five times better business than paradin’ in full kit.
    Then it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, ‘ow’s yer soul?”
    But it’s “Thin red line of ‘eroes” when the drums begin to roll,
    The drums begin to roll, my boys, the drums begin to roll,
    O it’s “Thin red line of ‘eroes” when the drums begin to roll.

    We aren’t no thin red ‘eroes, nor we aren’t no blackguards too,
    But single men in barricks, most remarkable like you;
    An’ if sometimes our conduck isn’t all your fancy paints,
    Why, single men in barricks don’t grow into plaster saints;
    While it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Tommy, fall be’ind”,
    But it’s “Please to walk in front, sir”, when there’s trouble in the wind,
    There’s trouble in the wind, my boys, there’s trouble in the wind,
    O it’s “Please to walk in front, sir”, when there’s trouble in the wind.

    You talk o’ better food for us, an’ schools, an’ fires, an’ all:
    We’ll wait for extry rations if you treat us rational.
    Don’t mess about the cook-room slops, but prove it to our face
    The Widow’s Uniform is not the soldier-man’s disgrace.
    For it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ “Chuck him out, the brute!”
    But it’s “Saviour of ‘is country” when the guns begin to shoot;
    An’ it’s Tommy this, an’ Tommy that, an’ anything you please;
    An’ Tommy ain’t a bloomin’ fool — you bet that Tommy sees!

  6. I would like to see the big hook of Lady Justice, yank Barry and Reid off the public stage, permanently.

    Having the 5 most dangerous enemies of the US set free by President AssWipe is like giving Russia and N. Korea half of our nukes.

    I hate this pussyfooting around with censures and blocked bills, committees to take forever to find out NOTHING.

    Maybe our vets will do what our congress can’t do.

    God bless our real military heroes.

  7. I hope the vets load up their jeeps, motorcycles and RVs, and head to the lawn of the Whitehouse and give them Hell. I would join them.

  8. POW Denton standing by his country and signaling “T-O-R-T-U-R-E” by blinking his eyes in Morse Code.

  9. Dead at 89 at the end of March 2014:


    Prisoner of war Jeremiah Denton declared his loyalty to the U.S. government during a 1966 interview for what was supposed to be a propaganda film. But his enraged captors missed his more covert message: “T-O-R-T-U-R-E,” blinked into the camera in Morse code, a dispatch that would alert the U.S. military to the conditions he endured.

    Denton, who would survive 7 1/2 years confined in a tiny, stinking, windowless cell at the infamous “Hanoi Hilton” and other camps before his release in 1973, died of heart problems Friday in Virginia Beach, Va., at age 89, his grandson Edward Denton said. [snip]

    In July 1965, a month after he began flying combat missions for the U.S. Navy in Vietnam, the Mobile native was shot down near Thanh Hoa. He was captured and recalled his captivity in a book titled “When Hell Was in Session.”

    They beat you with fists and fan belts,” he told the Los Angeles Times in 1979. “They warmed you up and threatened you with death. Then they really got serious and gave you something called the rope trick.” The use of ropes – to cut off circulation in his limbs – left him with no feeling in his fingertips and intense muscle spasms, he said.

    Some of the most severe torture came after the 1966 interview, in which he confounded his captors by saying that he continued to fully support the U.S. government, “and I will support it as long as I live.”

    “In the early morning hours, I prayed that I could keep my sanity until they released me. I couldn’t even give in to their demands, because there were none. It was pure revenge,” Denton wrote.

    The tape was widely seen, and U.S. intelligence experts had picked up the Morse Code message. But Denton theorized later that his captors likely figured it out only after he was awarded the Navy Cross – the second-highest decoration for valor – for the blinks in 1974.

    He said his captors never brought him out for another interview. But with the war’s end drawing closer, he was released in February 1973.

    Denton was the senior officer among former POWs who stepped off a plane into freedom at Clark Air Base in the Philippines. Denton epitomized the military spirit as he spoke for the returning soldiers: “We are honored to have had the opportunity to serve our country under difficult circumstances. We are profoundly grateful to our commander-in-chief and to our nation for this day. God bless America.”

    His words and bearing, beamed back to his country by television, gave heart to the military at a time of increasing uncertainty and bitter division over the course of the war.

    He was promoted to rear admiral and retired from the Navy in November 1977.

    When courage was in session.

  10. Compare with Bergdahl’s “torments” once we get his story:


    While Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is getting readjusted to life after the Taliban, let us snap a salute to James Stockdale, George “Bud” Day, Jeremiah Denton and Nick Rowe.

    They’re gone now, and our country has many heroes — but their courage as enemy-held prisoners in Vietnam will be talked about until the end of war.

    Stockdale was awarded the Medal of Honor for his leadership of the American prisoners held in the Communist dungeon known as the Hanoi Hilton.

    The medal, America’s highest, is normally given for courage displayed in a single instant — charging a machine gun, say, or diving on a grenade to save one’s buddies.

    What was so astounding about Stockdale’s medal is that it was for valor displayed over and over during his 7½ years as a POW. He invented the code by which the prisoners communicated. He was beaten and tortured. His arms were pulled from their sockets, his back broken. He kept resisting.

    Told he would be filmed for propaganda, he slit his scalp. When his captors put a hat on him to disguise the wound, he picked up a wooden stool and beat his face to an unrecognizable pulp.

    His Medal of Honor citation says that because of his resistance the enemy backed off from harassing the other prisoners.

    Bud Day was known by his Air Force call sign, “Misty.” He was the only prisoner who actually escaped from North Vietnam. He was barefoot and badly injured from bailing out of his Navy jet and from beatings when he was first held. But he made it into South Vietnam before being captured close to our lines.

    Day spent 5½ years resisting while in captivity. Once, when he and several other prisoners were holding a prohibited prayer meeting, gun-toting guards burst in. One pointed a gun at Day’s forehead. Day started singing “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The other prisoners joined in. The guard flinched.

    What if Hollywood made a movie about that?

    Yet it would be hard to top the actual film of Jeremiah Denton.

    It was made by the enemy in 1966, the year after he was shot down over Vietnam. He’d been forced to participate in a “press conference,” at which he was filmed being interviewed by a Japanese reporter.

    It’s one of the most famous film clips in history. One can see Denton in the grainy footage on YouTube. Dressed in pajamas, Denton shuffles into the room, bows and takes a seat. He is recorded as stating in English that he gets “adequate food” and “adequate clothing” and “medical care when I require it.”

    Focus, though, on Denton’s eyes. He keeps blinking. Is it exhaustion? An old tic? The camera lights? Just awkwardness? It turns out that the crafty commander is blinking out in Morse code a one-word message: ­T-O-R-T-U-R-E.

    The United States archive calls it the “first clear confirmation” that “American POWs were, in fact, being tortured.”

    Nick Rowe was an army officer who, like Bergdahl, was held by the enemy for five years.

    Rowe spent his time in a cage in one of the most God-forsaken swamps on the planet, the U Minh Forest in the Mekong Delta of South Vietnam. Rowe never lost faith. He eventually overpowered his guards and made it to freedom.

    All these exemplars went on to do great things after their captivity. Rowe is the officer credited with writing the doctrine of Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape that is now part of the training for those of our GIs who take on the most dangerous missions.

    Denton became a US senator, and Day returned to active duty.

    What we will learn in the coming weeks about Bergdahl is not yet clear. All the more reason to remember our greatest of heroes. They’re not always honored.

  11. Fox News has an exclusive interview coming up later with 6 of Bergdahl’s Platoon….it really blows a great big hole under the hull andd sinks the Obama ship……The WH are not going to like this. These soldiers are really really not happy.

  12. Watching this asshole talk about the great army of D-Day on the beach of Normandy really makes me sick and my blood boil, this guy has no love for the army.

  13. Years ago, I wrote a bill on workplace violence, which never made it to the floor because it got all screwed up in the Amendment process. Like the McCain Feingold bill which was originally intended to take big money out of politics, but got hijacked by Soros himself in the Amendment process, which caused it to be converted into a spigot for big money to enter and control the system to an extent never seen before, my bill got hijacked by anti union forces, which caused my Teamster allies to bail on it. But the congressman selected by Boehner to select my bill was a highly decorated air force officer named Sam Johnson who was shot down over Viet Nam, tortured and spent nearly eight years in captivity. When I met him, he was old and frail. Unlike McCain, they were never able to break him, and like Denton, he earned the title of patriot and war hero.

    With respect to McCain, I was not there at the Hanoi Hilton while he was in residence. I do recall one story he told to Christians on the campaign trail which was intended to elicit their support, on how in the midst of his ordeal, he was secretly befriended by a North Viet Namese guard who was a Christian, and made the sign of the cross in the sand to let McCain know why. But I also recall how his father, a Navy Admiral who would review the brigade of midshipmen at old Warden Field near Hospital Point at Annapolis, made exculpatory comments which suggested that McCain had been broken. I also recall how during the 2008 general campaign there was a rumor reported in the press that Axelrod had a North Viet Namese guard who supervised McCain’s detention, who was willing to refute McCain’s war hero image. To me, that as much as anything else explained McCain’s failure to press the attacks against Obama. I happen to know thorough hearsay which I regard as reliable that there were other public figures whom Axelrod threatened in a similar manner. Insiders do not attack insiders, but with so much at stake, blackmail is not uncommon.
    Johnson grew up in Dallas and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School.[1] Johnson graduated from Southern Methodist University in his hometown in 1951, with a degree in business administration. While at SMU, Johnson joined the Delta Chi social fraternity as well as the Alpha Kappa Psi business fraternity.[2] He served a 29-year career in the United States Air Force, where he served as director of the Air Force Fighter Weapons School and flew the F-100 Super Sabre with the Air Force Thunderbirds precision flying demonstration team. He commanded the 31st Tactical Fighter Wing at Homestead AFB, Florida and an air division at Holloman AFB, New Mexico, retiring as a Colonel.[3]

    He is a veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam Wars as a fighter pilot. During the Korean War, he flew 62 combat missions in the F-86 Sabre. During the Vietnam War, Johnson flew the F-4 Phantom II.

    In 1966, while flying his 25th combat mission in Vietnam, he was shot down over North Vietnam. He was a prisoner of war for seven years, including 42 months in solitary confinement. During this period, he was repeatedly tortured.

    Johnson was part of a group of about 11 prisoners known as the Alcatraz Gang, a group of prisoners separated from other captives for their resistance to their captors. They were held in “Alcatraz”, a special facility about one mile away from the Hỏa Lò Prison, notably nicknamed the “Hanoi Hilton”. Johnson, like the others, was kept in solitary confinement, locked nightly in irons in a 3-by-9-foot cell with the light on around the clock.[4][5][6][7][8]

    Johnson recounted the details of his POW experience in his autobiography, Captive Warriors.

    A decorated war hero, Johnson was awarded two Silver Stars, two Legions of Merit, the Distinguished Flying Cross, one Bronze Star with Combat “V” for Valor, two Purple Hearts, four Air Medals, and three Air Force Outstanding Unit Awards. He was also retroactively awarded the Prisoner of War Medal following its establishment in 1985. He walks with a noticeable limp, due to an old war injury.

  14. moononpluto

    June 6, 2014 at 5:18 am

    Watching this asshole talk about the great army of D-Day on the beach of Normandy really makes me sick and my blood boil, this guy has no love for the army.
    You are a better man than I Gunga Din
    Personally, I cannot stand the sight or the sound of the mess-I-ah
    I cannot stomach him implying that he was there in spirit
    Landing at Normandy under heavy fire
    Scaling the cliffs and watching comrades die before his eyes
    Pinned down by Nazi tanks and guns in the hedges
    Breaking out and liberating Paris
    Breaching the Seigfried Line with Patton
    Counterattacked at the Battle of the Bulge where bodies were piled 6 feet high
    Whistling past the graveyards of Hurtgen Forrest
    And, oh yes, personally liberating Aschutwiz, Dachau, Bergen Belsen, etc.

    What a speech, what a guy, but what does it prove?
    Only that the devil can quote scripture
    And big media is in the bag
    The mute button and channel charger were invented to deal with this problem.
    And I can tell you from seven years of experience, they work.

  15. Was kind of sickening, the worst part was the whole my grandfather did this and was heroic…this the same grandparents he has slammed for years.

  16. Yes his grandfather was probably brave and heroic but he just uses their memory when he feels like it as a political sop.

  17. For those who want to travel in time back 70 years. If you want to see how good radio news was compared to the crap we get today we have a suggestion.

    CBS News minute by minute complete radio coverage of the Allied invasion of France can be heard here:


    June 6, 1944: Complete radio coverage of the D-Day Invasion. This was pool coverage using correspondents from various news organizations. By 10 a.m., CBS had resumed regular programming with news bulletins, so I’ll only post up to noon. The full day is at archive.org.

    It’s worth noting that German radio was the source for most of the information in the early hours of the invasion. The eyewitness accounts are vivid and it’s worth listening to Quentin Reynolds’ analysis on how the Allies learned from disastrous surprise invasion at Dieppe in 1942.

    CBS Radio, Part 1: First reports of the invasion come from German radio at 12:37 a.m. Eastern War Time. Neither the U.S. War Department (now the Department of Defense) nor Allied Headquarters in London has any official confirmation. (Warning: The audio is lo-fi and the volume is low). The announcers note that all of their information thus far has been from German sources.

    CBS Radio, Part 2: Gen. Eisenhower’s headquarters announces the invasion of France, followed by Eisenhower reading a statement. Eisenhower says: “Although the initial assault may not have been made in your own country, the hour of your liberation is approaching.” At the 29-minute mark, a correspondent describes riding along along on a plane dropping paratroopers in France.

    Lots more at the link:


  18. moononpluto

    June 6, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Was kind of sickening, the worst part was the whole my grandfather did this and was heroic…this the same grandparents he has slammed for years.

    Right Moon.

    It is not about history however.

    It is 100% about him.

    And it really isn’t him.

    It is about the false image of himself which he constructed as a young child, to deal with the dislocations of his early childhood, his estrangement from his mother, his imaginary attachment to a father who wanted nothing to do with him (unless the real father was Franklin Marshall Davis, rather than Barcrack Banana Sr.)–an image which has attracted legions of co-dependents in the press and elsewhere who perceived him to be a touchable god, and suspended rational judgment in support of that erroneous perception. When we ask people like this to open their eyes to the mountain of contrary evidence, we are asking them to do far more than simply retract an erroneous opinion. We are asking them to cease being what they demonstrably are–co-dependents. They cannot be expected to do that on their own. Like him they need counseling. And, short of that, we should not listen to them.

    Yes, the devil can quote scripture.

    And every Labor Day, the liar and chief does exactly that.

  19. The Mississipi senate race provides an accurate MRI of what ails our political system, and why a third party is necessary to save the life of the patient. The public was never given the real story of what is going on in politics, until the rise of the Tea Party. The Tea Party at its best represents a sustained attack on the political class which has become a parastic specie. And that is why big media, which is the surrogate of the political class, is so determined to discredit the Tea Party. Why the American People as a whole, and young people specifically have failed to wake up to what is occurring, and have bought brand Obama lock stock and barrel is a testament to their ignorance.

    By the way, I am not worried about the run-off either.
    Thad Cochran and What is Wrong with Politics
    By: Daniel Horowitz (Diary) | June 5th, 2014 at 11:38 PM | 2

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    Let’s put aside ideology for a moment and ignore the fact that there is not a single conservative bone in Thad Cochran’s body. What is more disturbing is that he clearly has not been able to effectively represent Mississippi for quite some time, and certainly will not serve as a vibrant voice for another six years.

    Throughout the primary in Mississippi, all the media cared about was the torrent of oppo hits thrown at Chris McDaniel. They never seemed interested in asking why Cochran was so scarce on the campaign trail or the Senate floor or why he declined to debate McDaniel. Finally, on the day of the primary, Molly Ball penned an article for Atlantic basically publicizing what we all know to be true about Cochran:

    I followed Cochran from the square to a local diner, Jean’s Restaurant, where patrons swiveled away from plastic plates of boiled okra and corn fritters to shake his hand. On the wall were two framed photographs of Chris McDaniel. The restaurant’s owner, Diane Trammell, told me McDaniel had visited twice and stayed for an hour each time. “I don’t recall the last time I seen Thad,” she said. She’d always voted for Cochran in the past, but now she wasn’t sure.

    Cochran didn’t pose for any pictures during his brief sweep. As he made his way toward the exit, the senator held out his hand to me. I had met and interviewed him less than half an hour before.

    “Hello, how are you doing?” he said with a kindly smile. “I’m Thad Cochran.”

    It’s hard to tell exactly where Thad Cochran is holding, but I can guarantee you that if one of our candidates was losing touch with reality, there would be a non-stop media circus aimed at discrediting him. Cochran’s campaign is disgruntled and outraged over Ball’s story, but if the her insinuation is unfounded then why not agree to debate McDaniel? Either way, any candidate who is unfit to engage in a debate during the most contentious runoff election of the year should not stand for reelection.

    And sadly, if Cochran would be left to his own devices he probably would retire. He seemed to hint at that in a Washington Post interview last week. Yet, Haley Barbour and the local robber barons have too much riding on this. They cannot lose their millions in lobbying fees, even if that means running a Senator who can no longer perform his duties.

    Folks, I’m not worried about losing this runoff. It’s almost impossible for Cochran’s campaign to muster enough votes to stay competitive for three weeks. It’s clear that they were only able to deny Chris the requisite 50% needed to avoid a runoff by turning out Democrat voters in counties Obama won in the Delta region. Those people will not turn out in a runoff. We will win this whether he stays in or not.

    It’s just sad that the political class has reached a point where they are willing to ruin a man’s retirement just so they can keep their own pay-for-play operation alive. This is why so many people are turned off by politics.

  20. How about this scenario:

    1. The terrorist masterminds Obama released go back into the field, resume their prior activities, and kill thousands of American citizens, soldiers and allies.

    2. Bird dog is repatriated, tried, convicted and spends the next 10 years in Leavenworth.

    Question: would Obama accolades support this swap in that case?

    Answer: yes.

    This is what happens when all you care about is political power, and a radical agenda.

  21. Since those are the logical and probable consequences of this deal, it is legally permissible to say that Obama intended this to happen. Yes, that is what the criminal law provides. Obviously, the defense would say that this was not foreseeable, but that argument holds no water. A bargain such as this one, which is so improvident, and so prejudicial to the security of this nation, cannot be dismissed as a simple exercise in political discretion. Obviously, it is part of a political strategy to shut down Gitmo, and the risk of further loss of American lives is immaterial to Obama. The high praise he gives the military in honor of D-Day turns to ashes in his lying mouth.

  22. Obama fanboy Lupica:


    On 70th anniversary of D-Day, a pall is drawn over ceremony for World War II heroes after Sgt. Bergdahl debacle
    Rescued Afghanistan captive Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has been called a deserter in some circles but nobody yet knows the truth. Still, the President’s effort to bring home an American son has soured the anniversary of a heroic day.

    Seventy years later, the ceremonies honoring the heroes of D-Day play out in France, on the beaches of Normandy and in solemn, holy places like the American Cemetery at Colleville-sur-Mer. But in this country, they also play out in the shadow of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.

    Bergdahl, the POW just released in exchange for five very hard, bad guys from the Taliban who’d been held in Guantanamo, was also treated like some kind of hero by President Obama, whether the President used that word or not when he brought Bergdahl’s parents to the Rose Garden the other day. Bergdahl was some kind of hero, and so was the President who brought him home, you bet.

    Almost immediately after that, the President sent out one of his chief flacks, Susan Rice, one who clearly learned nothing after Benghazi, to talk about how Bergdahl had served his country with “honor and distinction.”

    Rice, who sometimes seems so light you think she might float away, doesn’t know that, anymore than she knows whether it will eventually be determined if Bergdahl deserted or not. She doesn’t know, the President doesn’t know, neither does Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.

    It is why more and more you get the idea that no matter how honorable and distinguished it is for a President not to leave a single POW behind, he desperately wanted to look strong at a time when so many in his own country, and around the world, think he is weak.

    So on a day that will celebrate and remember the very best of this country, the courage and nobility of all who died on those beaches on this day in 1944, the news here continues to be dominated by one former soldier who may have just walked away from his fellow soldiers in Afghanistan.

    “I make absolutely no apologies for making sure that we get a young man back to his parents and that the American people understand this is somebody’s child,” the President said Thursday. [snip]

    Once the legitimate backlash on what the President had done and how he’d done it began, you heard that anybody criticizing him or his decision was engaged in a “rush” to judgment. If that’s true, somebody needs to explain what the rush was to get Bergdahl’s parents to the White House.

    The only judgment to question here, rushed or otherwise, is the judgment of the President of the United States, who either didn’t know the sketchy details of how Bergdahl stopped being a soldier, or didn’t think those details were relevant in his determination to bring the only POW in Afghanistan home.

  23. With roots in opposing the anti-democratic 2008 Democratic Primary, now 7 years later this blog stands in defense of our country under attack from within. O is killing Americans. Many of those who knew how he is, stayed silent for popularity reasons and those too dim to get it remained in fantasy. Will Americans sit still for being murdered?

    The truth must be told and told and told again.

    Stand strong.

  24. It is sadly amusing that O has cut loose these behaviors going into the elections this November. Not willing to wait on his slash and burn of America, he has thrown his Democrats up for election, under the bus. Too bad, I hope they wear their tire tracks well. BBBBBBbbbbwwwwwwwwwahahahaha!

    But then, maybe he just wants HRC to have to face a Republican controlled House and Senate.

  25. Roger Simon had an essay at pj media echoing some of what I said above in re. Obama’s narcissism, and the bird dog swap. He quotes a silly song from the 60s about good intentions, and sincerity. But, as Eric Sevarid put it forty years ago in response to the professed sincerity of the left: sincerity is a much overrated virtue.

    Moral narcissism creates an atmosphere of dishonesty bizarrely similar to Islamic taqqiya. In Islam, the believer is permitted to lie to the non-believer because the believer has the greater truth. For the moral narcissist, lies becomes truth in almost the same manner. Some like Dan Rather (a moral narcissist par excellence) could thus pronounce the Bush National Guard papers real when anyone with an IQ in triple digits could see that they were fake. They felt real to Dan. And, crucially, that made him feel good about himself.

    In the Bergdahl affair, what really was operative in the prisoner swap was Barack Obama’s feelings about himself. Never mind that Bergdahl may have been a deserter whose sympathies were with the enemy. Never mind that many U.S. servicemen had already been killed attempting to rescue him. Never mind that the five released prisoners were all likely to resume their lives of terror as soon as possible, murdering who knows how many more people. And never mind that the release of the terrorists would only encourage the Taliban to kidnap more hostages. What mattered was how Barack perceived himself.

  26. Obama leaves a trail of scandals behind him like slug slime in a garden. You know where he has been and what he has killed along the way. But the last two scandals resonate because both of them implicate the military. What is it that motivates a young man or woman to enter the service today. Conventional explanations run the gamet, from acquiring useful skills not found in a college syllabus, to avoiding the reformatory, to serving the country.

    When that young person enters the service to serve the country, as most of them do, two thoughts are likely to be paramount, as they were for me. The first thought is that my service to the nation will be appreciated and my patriotism will be acknowledged, by a government which is capable of differentiating between patriotism and its opposite number. Second, when I place myself in harm’s way for the sake of the nation, and am injured in the process of defending the country, I will be taken care of by the same government which I, through a voluntary act, elected to serve.

    Whether he knows it or not, the two most recent Obamascandals strike at the heart of what motivates a soldier. The Bird dog swap, and Rice’s assurance that a traitor like him served with honor and distinction means categorically that this Administration does not appreciate what those words mean, and thus undermine the first assumption of a soldier. Add to that the fact that Obama through his Pentagon cronies forced his fellow soldiers to keep their mouths shut about Bird dog’s objections to the mission and his desertions, which prove that contrary to Obama’s assurances, bird dog did NOT serve with honor and distinction. And so from the standpoint of the soldier if this asshole can pull this crap and be canonized by this president, what is the point of sticking my neck out.

    And then there is the holier than thou campaign rhetoric of Obama about fixing the sorry state of the Veterans Administration under his predecessor, followed by the lack of action, and in fact, a worsening of the situation, including corruption and the loss of innocent lives of veterans, and it becomes obvious to the soldier that as grand as Obama is reputed by big media to be, where the rubber meets the road, the Messiah aint got their back.

    If Bismark’s observation that God protects fools, drunks and the United States of America is accurate, then big media which has spent the first six years of the two terms they engineered for him sucking Obama’s dick will spend the last two years of his benighted administration and beyond in perpetuity eating Obama’s shit. What I am looking for you see is some ex malo bonum.

  27. It is sadly amusing that O has cut loose these behaviors going into the elections this November. Not willing to wait on his slash and burn of America, he has thrown his Democrats up for election, under the bus
    For the good of the nation, those fellow democrats ARE expendable. They were his enablers.

  28. Bill Jacobsen has an article on the machinations of the corrupt editorial staff of the New York Times to deflect the emerging public consensus that contrary to rice’s latest lie, Bird dog did not serve with honor and distinction. Their journalistic perversity is evident in an article which is eerily similar to what that goat fuck from Searchlight Nevada (population 1) aka Reid said about not rushing to judgment about this young traitor, shades of Alger Hiss, the Rosenbergs, etc. Bill uncovers the first draft of said article–there were in fact 3, where the full prejudice, bias and corruption of that greyest of grey ladies stands revealed. They misquote McCain to make it appear that that he supported the deal proposed by the Taliban, the one Obama accepted with no counteroffer–just a cave in. In fact, McNutt is a senile nut, but not so senile that he ever gave carte blanche to what Obama did. Then, through a series of edits they toned it down. To me it matters less that they toned it down, because no one with any common sense listens to them anymore anyway, rather, it is the starting position which is laced with bias and hatred for the Republican Party which leaves no doubt on where they are coming from, and how they will try any way foul or fair to avoid the truth.

  29. http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/379738/d-day-veteran-politely-declines-obama-invitation-john-fund

    In 1944, he landed in Normandy as a soldier assigned to the 84th Graves Registration Unit. “I spent the next few years going from France to Germany helping to bury people,” he told me. He was involved in setting up the temporary military cemeteries in Normandy that have now become stirring memorials to our fallen dead.

    The experience transformed George, and he eventually became a filmmaker celebrating America’s heroes. His website tells the story of the four documentaries he has done on military valor. He is still making films today.

    This week, George received a call from the White House, who said they knew he would be over in France during D-Day, and wondered if he would attend a private meeting the White House was arranging for veterans with President Obama.

    George thought about it for awhile and concluded he just couldn’t. “I have so many issues with the president’s policies, including the most recent ones,” he told me ruefully. “I just couldn’t convince myself to do it.

    He is not alone. The recent Bergdahl prisoner swap in which five hardened Taliban terrorists were released from prison is rubbing a lot of the military veterans attending D-Day events the wrong way. “It’s not that we don’t want to respect the commander-in-chief,” one told me sadly. “It’s just that he makes it so hard to do so.”

  30. FYI…a few things

    link at c-span – click for Washington Journal 6-5-14

    Johnathan Turley was on Washington Journal yesterday morning…he was speaking about Bergdal and 5 prisoner exchange…

    he also made very astute (and increasingly obvious) observations re: O and frankly, the stupidity of the Dims…and how so much of what they are doing now is going to come back to bite them in the near future

    I have to respect a man that stays true to principles rather than kneeling at the “cult” presidency that other so called liberals/progressives have become slaves to…

    ..worth a peek…


    re: what admin is saying above…I have noticed that some hosts, pundits and their guests are now taking to trying to trash all the soldiers in Bergdahl’s group…to in effect, inoculate him…and instead impune the other soldiers…all to ultimately protect O (Costello, in her pleading voice, on CNN is pushing this, as others)

    so, in other words, O should bring the ‘deserter’ home, have a press conference with his parents at the WH, have the army ask the soldiers to sign a nondisclosure document to hide the truth of Bergdahl’s behavior from the American public…

    …and trash those honest soldiers…all of them…in the meantime…

    very twisted…very freaking hypocritical twisted interpretations all to protect O


    finally, Matthew Continetti has a very interesting take on O and what remains for O and his Presidency…

    a lot of what he says coincides with what many of us believe is the President ‘in name only’…

    the distracted, absent, disengaged, aloof man who once in a while checks in with a speech he gives on a teleprompter…the man who when a crisis arises knows nothing about what is going on in his own administration…

    the man who is at the top of an admin that would free five dangerous enemies with virtually no supervision for one possible deserter and expect the people he is duly charged with protecting to be happy about his leadership…


    Dialing It In

    Column: The Obama post-presidency has already begun


    The next morning, during a briefing, the president—whose office holds a burden of responsibility matched only by its power—regretted that his job involved duties other than pretentious conversation with extremely wealthy famous people. “One aide paraphrased Obama’s response: ‘Just last night I was talking about life and art, big interesting things, and now we’re back to the minuscule things of politics.”

    You know, minuscule things like the maskirovka invasion of Ukraine, the implementation of Obamacare, scandals at the IRS and Department of Veterans Affairs, negotiations with Syria and Iran, withdrawal from Afghanistan. These subjects are far too small and mundane for our president. He prefers contemplative and thoughtful and nuanced symposia on philosophy, quantum mechanics, and how best to spend inheritances—all accompanied by Tuscan wine.


    He has decided to relax. He has decided to fill his remaining days getting the most out of his presidential experience. The free travel and lodgings and security escort, the access to good tee times, the ability to get a reservation wherever and whenever he wants, the chance to meet VIPs who will flatter and ingratiate themselves to him—he is enjoying these perks and privileges to the utmost. His motto is not YOLO. It is YOPO: You’re only president once. Why not savor it?

    Obama is golfing more than at any point in his term. In March, as Vladimir Putin launched the newest phase of his quest to recreate the Russian Empire, some in the White House had the temerity to suggest that it might not be a good idea to fly to Key Largo for a long weekend of golf and relaxation. Obama disagreed. “Obama sticks to Florida vacation schedule,” read one headline. This was one commitment on which the president would not renege. “I needed this,” he told guests, including his new friend Alonzo Mourning, over dinner at the Ocean Reef Club. “I needed the golf. I needed to laugh. I need to spend time with friends.” I am sure the Ukrainians understand.

    (sidekick Valerie Jarrett, her boyfriend Ahmad Rashad…)

    snip…it goes on…

  31. Obama is simply the prop used by the political class to preserve their wealth and their power, and to cut off protests from the American People over how they are being systematically looted by the political class. Unfortunately, the scions of big media are charged with the task of delegitimizing groups who object, tho deflecting their complaints, giving them bread and circuses, censoring what they need to know, dividing and conquering the opposition, all to a single end: to preserve oligarchy while creating the trappings–the fig leaf really, of democracy. Unfortunately,the public has no clue of the con game which the political class is playing on them through big media.

  32. oh my. 🙂 🙂 🙂
    6/6/14. Snip “I don’t think there was a credible threat,” Senator Dianne Feinstein said today in an interview for Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt” airing this weekend. “I have no information that there was.” Senators were told at a June 4 classified briefing that President Barack Obama’s administration had received indications that Bergdahl’s life could be jeopardized if the detainee exchange proceedings were disclosed or derailed, according to a government official who sought anonymity. Feinstein, a California Democrat, is among lawmakers who criticized the administration’s decision not to adhere to a law requiring 30 days’ notice to Congress before releasing detainees from the Guantanamo Bay facility in Cuba. Prisoners from wars following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks are held there. Snip

    [SenBobCasey has tweeted first grave he noticed at Normandy belonged to someone from PA. Guess he’s finding karma in that. I’m increasingly disgusted wondering how many of the Upper Dims are over there figuring they are collecting just deserts.]

    Foxy 10:19 – so true. This post is one for the ages.

  33. Great question, foxy. Maybe some of these!
    National Anthem at DTW boarding flight to Paris
    Published on Jun 2, 2014. Vets from WWII board flight to Paris for D Day June 6 2014. Serenaded By Airline Gate Agent

  34. “Obama is simply the prop used by the political class to preserve their wealth and their power…”
    Precisely why an incompetent, corrupt sociopath was selected to be President. He is just the symptom of a potentially lethal disease. Hopefully, over the next three years, exposing Obama for the fraud that he is will also discredit the people pulling the string. It’s a long shot and I don’t see any credible political movement capable of picking up the pieces of the Constitution and undoing the evolving Bush/Obama authoritarian state.

  35. holdthemaccountable

    June 6, 2014 at 4:10 pm


    that was beautiful


  36. True grit from a Brit:


    An 89-year-old Second World War veteran told he could not attend today’s D-Day events in France went AWOL from his care home and was found 12 hours later in Normandy with comrades police have confirmed.

    The unnamed veteran decided to disregard his carers’ orders, put on his medals under his raincoat and set off to join events on the beaches of Northern France for the 70th anniversary of the landings.

    After the alarm was raised at the care home in Hove, Sussex, police searched the area and checked hospitals and bus and taxi companies.

    But the extent of the veteran’s resolve became clear on Thursday evening when police were informed by another veteran that the missing man had joined a coach party and made his way to Ouistreham.

    Ch Supt Nev Kemp, police commander for Brighton and Hove, said the man was “reported missing to us by a care home who said he can’t go to Normandy for D-day remembrance. We’ve found him there!”

  37. They don’t stop…….

    So the NYT’s spin today is that Bergdahl’s unit is just as much to blame for his desertion.

    What utter bollocks.

  38. Things might be worse than we know:


    Reported details of the high-profile prisoner swap that freed Bowe Bergdahl over the weekend are not telling the full story, according to a high-level intelligence official involved in efforts to find and rescue the Army sergeant. [snip]

    The official, who requested anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the press, speculated that a cash ransom was paid to the Haqqani Network to get the group to free the prisoner.

    The Obama administration reportedly considered offering cash for his release as late as December 2013. The State Department has repeatedly refused to say whether the deal that released Bergdahl involved any cash payment.

    The ransom plan was reportedly abandoned, but the intelligence official insisted that there is reason to believe that cash changed hands as part of the deal.

    “The Haqqanis could give a rat’s ass about prisoners,” the official said, referring to the Haqqani Network, a designated terrorist group in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and the five Guantanamo Bay prisoners who were freed in exchange for Bergdahl’s release.

    The people that are holding Bergdahl want[ed] cash and someone paid it to them,” he said. [snip]

    Haqqani, he said, “benefits zero from the prisoner exchange. … Based on 10 years of working with those guys, the only thing that would make them move Bergdahl is money.

    The official is not the first to suggest that a ransom was likely paid. Oliver North, who was involved in the Iran-Contra scandal that freed American hostages in Tehran in exchange for the sale of American weapons to Iran, insisted on Wednesday that cash changed hands.

    “Whether the Qataris paid it, or some big oil sheik, or somebody used our petrodollars, there was a ransom paid in cash for each one of them, my guess somewhere in the round numbers of $5 or 6 million to get Bergdahl freed,” North told Newsmax.

    Rubin agreed with the assessment, again citing the distinction between the Taliban and the Haqqani Network. [snip]

    The theory has not been confirmed—though State has yet to deny it either—but the senior intelligence official expressed concern that the United States may have “enriched a terrorist network.”

    We just funded them for the next 10 years is my guess,” he said.

  39. admin
    June 6, 2014 at 5:47 pm
    Things might be worse than we know

    I keep racking my brain, trying to figure out why Obama would do this trade?

    Other than his stupidly, could it have just been to bring the ‘last POW’ home and the hoping it would bring him adulation from American’s while he is being hammered in the press for everything he has taken credit for?

    Could it really be that simple, that he is that stupid or what other motive could there be???

  40. “Obama is simply the prop used by the political class to preserve their wealth and their power…”
    I think that the exchange was cooked up by the “creative class” morons that Obama surrounds himself with and Brennan. I doubt Obama had anything to do with it until he was informed that it was a done deal, the speeches were written, the Rose Garden event was set up and he would be a hero for bring home the last American (POW).


    “The swap itself remains, nonetheless, a very close call. I would fully respect a president who rejected the deal as simply too unbalanced. What is impossible to respect is a president who makes this heart-wrenching deal and then does a victory lap in the Rose Garden and has his senior officials declare it a cause for celebration. The ever dutiful, ever clueless Susan Rice hailed it as “an extraordinary day for America.”

    Good God. This is no victory. This is a defeat, a concession to a miserable reality, a dirty deal, perhaps necessary as a matter of principle but to be carried out with regret, resignation, even revulsion.

    The Rose Garden stunt wasn’t a messaging failure. It’s a category error. The president seems oblivious to the gravity, indeed the very nature, of what he has just done. Which is why a stunned and troubled people are asking themselves what kind of man they have twice chosen to lead them.”

  41. SHV
    June 7, 2014 at 12:27 am
    “Obama is simply the prop used by the political class to preserve their wealth and their power…”
    I think that the exchange was cooked up by the “creative class” morons that Obama surrounds himself with and Brennan.
    My understanding is that this deal was cooked up by the Taliban, and rather than reject it, or at least counter offer, he accepted it exactly as the tendered it to them, which is either the sure sign of a genius or a coward who caved. (Clue: suffice it to say Obama is no genius, therefore it the answer must lie behind door 2.

  42. I still don’t understand this part from Krauthammer (above)

    “…perhaps necessary as a matter of principle”

    If the principle he talks about, is to never leave a soldier on the battlefield, then why were his troops given a gag order that this POW might be switching sides with the enemy? If the puppetmasters wanted this man to come home as a hero, what is THEIR motive? Swap 5 of the worst for a homegrown wannabe?

  43. Wbb

    …the sure sign of a genius


    What would be genius to accept the terms of our enemy?

    5 times as screwed by releasing the leaders that want to mass murder Americans, and paying them too?

  44. What would be genius to accept the terms of our enemy?
    It can’t be.

    I simply wanted to rub the noses of big media in their own shit.

    Like the Pulitzer Prize winning ass kisser from WashPo Eugene Robinson who gifted us with this drivel

    (President Obama) is intelligent man, in an intelligent house, in an intelligent city.

    As in: Oh see Dick. See Dick run. Oh see Jane.

    You know, Pulitzer Prize winning stuff like that.

    But only when Soros tools like Browkaw and Moyers who sit on his board hand out those baubles.

  45. Yes, Eugene. Here is how his mind works. Obama is black. I am black. Therefore Obama is good, and anyone who tells you different is good. Real objective, he is. But the wonderful thing about Eugene is his gravitas. The first thing they do on the NBC affiliates who feature him as someone worth listening to is to say–and now we will hear from “Pulitzer Prize winning washpo jouralist, Eugene Robinson. Well, to me at least that sounds like strike one, strike two, strike three, and let the channel changer sent him to the dug out. But if that introduction is not enough to scare you off, the first words out of his mouth are not words, but a bark you are most likely to hear from the plains of the African savanna which is commonly associated with the laughing hyena. Yup, that is Eugene for you, a scion of big media who like his colleagues at NBC never let a little thing like the truth get in the way of Obama worship.

  46. Precisely why an incompetent, corrupt sociopath was selected to be President. He is just the symptom of a potentially lethal disease. Hopefully, over the next three years, exposing Obama for the fraud that he is will also discredit the people pulling the string.
    Amen. If what I have been told is true, and it is at best hearsay, there are roughly 100 families in this nation that control the lion’s share of the wealth, and control our political process. There is a second hundred who are influential only. People within that group selected Obama, and other people within that group objected, but as in the past the issue was settled among them and they threw their weight behind him. What holds these people together as a group is intermarriage, old school ties, social bonds and old money. They are perfectly capable of circling the wagons to protect their wealth, thus it is no surprise that they feel threatened by someone like Cruz who speaks for the people who has guts and a 200 IQ. This is where and why these baseless charges against the tea party come from, and they are then echoed and re echoed by the hand maiden of the elites and the political class as a whole big media. The Italian communist of the early twentieth century made this point crystal clear in his seminal work Prison Diaries, and among all elites this is true. Keep the great unwashed at bay–only now at last, Tommy sees.

  47. My reference was to Gramsci, and my point is that within the aforesaid group of untouchables, I expect that those who supported Obama are now having their judgment questioned in earnest, and are increasingly hard pressed to defend it. It cannot be otherwise.

  48. It has become obvious to those with eyes to see, that Obama and his minions are a keystone cops operation. So how does one who imbibed in the delusion of his presidency defend him? You argue intentions rather than results. But at some point, when the damage is done, intentions are utterly irrelevant. Sincerity, if that is what it is, is a much over rated virtue.

  49. AP: American actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is in a serious conddition in intensive care after a multi-vehicle crash in New Jersey.

  50. ” If what I have been told is true, and it is at best hearsay, there are roughly 100 families in this nation that control the lion’s share of the wealth, and control our political process.”
    And it’s the political process not political parties. Best that I can tell, every major government social program has turned into a money laundering/pass through scam. During Unipartie’s Bush/Obama tenure, for example, there is Medicare “Advantage”, Medicare Part D, Obamacare, SNAP, and the really cynical Dem. contribution, student loans. Over the last 6-7 years, with Obama pushing, “Everyone needs to go to college, especially AA students”, Fed loans have gone from ~$125 billion to >$750 billion. The US college graduation rate is the lowest of the top 20 industrialized countries and the “higher education” system and the supporting banks are making huge amounts of money.

  51. Krauthammer:

    “What is impossible to respect is a president who makes this heart-wrenching deal and then does a victory lap in the Rose Garden and has his senior officials declare it a cause for celebration.
    Not so surprising really
    For Mary Poppins Obama

    With tuppence for paper and strings
    You can have your own set of wings
    With your feet on the ground
    You’re a bird in flight
    With your fist holding tight
    To the string of your kite

    Oh, oh, oh
    Let’s go fly a kite
    Up to the highest height
    Let’s go fly a kite
    And send it soaring
    Up through the atmosphere
    Up where the air is clear
    Oh, let’s go fly a kite

  52. Furthermore, I have it on good authority that the tuppence, aka blood money, that Messiah Obama paid the Taliban to grease the skids on this toxic swap will be safely invested in 401 (k) programs or Roth Iras the terrorists, skillfully arranged by his adolescent minions through the good offices of the country he has entrusted with monitoring their future activities. Nice to be able to delegate.

  53. http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2014/06/05/bergdahl-afghanistan-va-scandal-column/9969187/

    White House plots VA-scandal distractions: Column

    In the wake of the VA scandal, President Obama mounts a series of PR moves.

    An air of hubris — a sort of we-know-it-all quality — has permeated the Obama White House from the beginning. It worked as a public relations strategy for the better part of five years. But it seems to be breaking down now.

    The sophisticated swagger and savoir faire projected by the President and his strategists — audacity with cool, if you will — captivated a major segment of the 2008 voting public, many of whom were tired of George W. Bush and believed Barack Obama could bring real change to Washington.

    This somewhat-arrogant-and-sometimes-intimidating PR approach to governing had success. It helped him pass a $787 billion economic stimulus bill and browbeat fellow Democrats to enact a highly partisan health care plan that Republicans wanted no part of. It got him through a bruising re-election campaign despite a less-than-stellar record on the economy and still-lingering questions about his handling of the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya.

    But over the past 12 months, the vaunted Obama PR limousine, used to smoothing out bumps with ease, has been blowing tires as it tries to roll over a minefield of crises and scandals.

    Troubles began with allegations that the IRS targeted conservative groups for special scrutiny during an election year.

    They were followed by startling revelations about NSA domestic spying and the leaking of secrets by Edward Snowden. [snip]

    Through it all, the Obama PR machine tried to spin all troubles away by staging feel-good events in schools and colleges and showcasing the president on the side of immigrants, poor kids and the little guy trying to earn a living. Despite all those efforts, Obama’s job-approval rating in the Gallup Poll has been below 50% for nearly a year.

    Then a new crisis emerged — revelations that veterans seeking health care through the Veterans Administration were waiting months to be seen and that records were falsified to hide the facts.

    Sensing correctly, if not a bit late, that this scandal could not only be seriously damaging to the president, but also to congressional Democrats running in the 2014 elections, the White House rolled out the PR limo. But after five-plus years of high mileage, it is running more like a rickety fire truck manned by the Keystone Kops.

    First, Obama’s chief of staff went on TV to say the president was “madder than hell” about the scandal and would get to the bottom of it.

    Critics continued to howl.

    Five days later, on the Friday before the Memorial Day weekend, and attention on veterans saturating the news media, Obama held a news conference and vowed, “Anybody found to have manipulated or falsified records at VA facilities has to be held accountable.”

    The next day, a Saturday, in an apparent effort to shift attention to something more positive with regard to veterans, Obama stepped into the Rose Garden to announce that the U.S. combat role in Afghanistan would end this year. Such announcements are rarely made on Saturdays, signaling White House worry about the VA scandal.

    So the PR blitz continued. On Sunday, Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan where he was photographed surrounded by cheering American troops.

    The next day, Memorial Day, the president used his traditional speech at Arlington Cemetery to reiterate that the war in Afghanistan is coming to an end. More photos in the midst of veterans and their families.

    A day later, he was off to West Point. And again, surrounded by uniformed military, Obama delivered a commencement speech that outlined his revised foreign policy. It was widely panned for being rambling and incoherent.

    Even with those frantic efforts, the VA scandal was not going away. Obama had to do something more. He fired VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.

    He followed that up last Saturday with what the PR gurus must have thought was a stroke of genius. Obama announced, again in the Rose Garden, that he secured the freedom of the only U.S. soldier held by the Taliban in exchange for five high-level Taliban terrorists held at Guantanamo.

    With the soldier’s parents beside him, it made good first-day headlines and pictures. But questions were quickly raised about whether the soldier released was a deserter rather than a prisoner of war, and worries that the terrorists let go might plot once again to kill Americans. Moreover, members of Congress are angry about not being told in advance of the swap, prompting a White House apology.

    So the VA problems continue. And the White House is learning the hard way that sometimes it takes more than smart guys and gals and slick PR to run a country. It takes governing.

  54. foxyladi14

    June 7, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    h/t Motus.


    FUNNIEST PIC OF THE WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Hillary 2016

  55. Obama is absolutely, positively giddy over his tour de force 1 traitor for 5 terrorist swap.

    He claims it is a down payment on the mountain of good will he has created for us in the Muslim world.

    He claims that he has now proven that he can circumvent the barriers and negotiate with our enemies.

    He claims that under his divine guidance, he has achieved peace in our time.

    Big media and his other accolades cheer uncontrollably and dance in the street.

    But then he tells them he is about to sneeze.

    They stop cheering and reach frantically and submissively and disgustingly for a handkerchief to hand him.

    The next thing we hear from him is:

    Ah, ah, ah, ah, CHOOM.

  56. Oh yes, convicts should vote, and drug users should be president, just as long as big media approves.

  57. This somewhat-arrogant-and-sometimes-intimidating PR approach to governing had success. It helped him pass a $787 billion economic stimulus bill and browbeat fellow Democrats


    They marched with him in lock step.

    Revisionist history.

    Typical Gannet crap.

  58. So the VA problems continue. And the White House is learning the hard way that sometimes it takes more than smart guys and gals and slick PR to run a country. It takes governing.

    Idiot savants is more like it.

  59. “It helped him pass a $787 billion economic stimulus bill and browbeat fellow Democrats”
    Browbeat???? What utter bullshit….The Dems and their controlling lobbyists divided up the spoils, put it in legislation and gave Obama his marching orders and speeches. Same with Obamacare, the first 6 weeks that he was in office, he had 26 meetings with insurance and healthcare execs who gave him his sales instructions.

  60. Admin…what a great clip of Secretariat…fantastic…thanks for posting…



    fingers crossed and nerves rattled

  61. Just to put things into perspective……WARNING GRAPHIC.

    How does the Taliban release 5 prisoners? Gitmo parolee Mohammed Fazi demonstrates


  62. By the way…something for us and a word of wisdom from Hillary……

    “The time for another hard choice will come soon enough.” — Hillary Clinton in the closing line of “Hard Choices”.

  63. TheRock
    June 7, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    If someone actually marketed these they would make a fortune Rock. 😆

  64. Hillary on Iraq War vote: “I wasn’t alone in getting it wrong. But I still got it wrong. Plain and simple.”

  65. Ed Gillespie is GOP nominee for VA Senate by acclamation. The 2014 race is set: Sen. Mark Warner v. Ed Gillespie.

    This will be a titanic battle. Tough battle for Warner.

  66. Spot the obvious winner?

    Meet the super six vying for the 2016 Democratic National Convention.

    The Democratic National Committee on Saturday revealed the six cities –

    Birmingham, Alabama
    Cleveland or Columbus, Ohio;
    New York (ahem)

    They submitted bids to host the marquee campaign season event.

  67. And in ObamaCare news, before the 2014 elections, Maryland publishes rate hike proposals for the 2015 calendar year. Oh to be a democrat in MD. Thanks ObamaCare!


    Maryland Obamacare Insurer Hiking Premiums 30 Percent

    From Article {Emphasis mine}

    Maryland’s beleaguered Obamacare exchange released initial premium rates for 2015 late Friday, with one insurance plan proposing a 30 percent hike.

    CareFirst of Maryland Inc. and Group Hospitalization and Medical Services Inc., both CareFirst companies, submitted filings to the Maryland insurance department requesting a 30.2 percent premium increase for individual plans in 2015. CareFirst Blue Choice Inc. requested a 22.8 percent increase for next year, citing an older average membership age and a sicker patient pool.

    Maryland’s exchange has only five insurers which participated in 2014 and will add another insurer in 2015. All Savers Insurance, a subsidiary of UnitedHealthcare, requested a 4.8 percent. A nonprofit Kaiser Foundation plan offered a 12.1 percent rate reduction and Evergreen Health Cooperative, 10.3 percent reduction.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/06/maryland-obamacare-insurer-hiking-premiums-30-percent/#ixzz33z6a2ONq

    Hillary 2016

  68. The man is a friggin disaster.
    Immigrants bringing diseases across border?
    Navideh Forghani
    10:06 PM, Jun 6, 2014
    10:25 PM, Jun 6, 2014

    MCALLEN, TX – There’s a growing health concern with hundreds of illegal immigrants crossing over into southern Texas.
    U.S. Border Patrol agents are worried that what’s coming over into the U.S. could harm everyone.
    This time the focus is not on the women and children that are crossing over in droves.
    Agents are worrying about a viral outbreak.
    “We are sending people everywhere. The average person doesn’t know what’s going on down here,” said Border Patrol agent and Rio Grande Valley Union representative Chris Cabrera.

  69. holdthemaccountable
    June 7, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    I am glad you posted that…I cannot understand how the O admin, Homeland Security and the Justice Dept have just completely opened our borders and they have no idea who is coming across in droves or where they are going…and they are bringing them here…

    I read that they started busing illegal immigrants from Guatemala that were going into Texas and just dropping them off at bus stations in Arizona…in the heat, with no money, etc…

    then i heard they were taking busloads of illegals and bringing them to old military bases in texas

    …further it was stated that many of these illegal immigrants are from central america as opposed to Mexico because Mexico would have to take them back, but does not have to take anyone from central or south america…and Homeland Security was working with Guatamala to bring the immigrants here…

    Where is the Congress and the Supreme Court? How does this Admin get away with opening our borders and actually busing in hundreds and hundreds of illegal immigrants and just dropping them off???

    Who is supposed to pay for them? house them? feed them? take care of those diseases or any illness? arrest them if they commit crimes? sell drugs, robbery, murder, rape??

    This is insanity…anarchy…where is the law enforcement in this country?

    I do not understand how this is being allowed in any way shape or form…

  70. Hillary on Iraq War vote: “I wasn’t alone in getting it wrong. But I still got it wrong. Plain and simple.”
    The first sentence is irrelevant and sounds defensive.

    Who cares if others got it wrong.

    The second statement is factually inaccurate.

    She voted for the Iraq Resolution, not the Iraq War.

    The purpose of the resolution was to strengthen our hand in negotiation and avoid war.

    Bush is the one who jumped the shark.

    The third statement sounds like Robert MacNamara apologizing for spilled milk.

    MacNamara was excoriated for that admission.

    It appears to me that Hillary is moving to the left

    At the very time that the failure of the left is coming clearly into focus.

    She is getting in bed with architects of our malaise, from Soros, to Messina, to big media, to Wall Street, etc.

    And she is supporting Obama, rather than distancing herself from him and his toxic policies.

    In 2008 she represented the Roosevelt coalition.

    Today, I am 98% sure she will support the Obama coalition instead.

    And that leaves us in the lurch.

    I could be wrong, but I doubt it.

  71. I will tell you one thing I am really sick of is this talking out of both sides of the mouth. First, we hear a public statement that she supports Obama’s decision to trade five people who have committed crimes against humanity for this critter Bird dog. Then a couple days later we hear from her people that she really wasn’t in favor of this deal. To me that is double talk, and there is far too much of it today in all quarters. Leaders do not behave in this manner. Leaders deal in clarity and organizational alignment.

  72. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/06/07/feds-say-no-end-in-sight-for-policy-dumping-illegal-immigrants-in-arizona-gov/


    I will bet anything if the O admin and Federal Govt start “dumping” or busing these illegal immigrants into Maryland, DC, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, Newport Beach,the Hamptons, etc…then you would start hearing about this and it would stop…

    I have lost complete faith in the Democrats to do anything that actually helps the middle class…instead all they do is demand more money for everyone else…

    this is atrocious…

  73. this is like eeverything else the O Admin does…they do not think things out…they do not think about the consequences of their actions…if you read this…you will see what an awful position these immigrants are being put in…warehoused and Arizona and Texas are expected to take responsibility?

    WTF? Is this the USA or not?

    and what a slap in the face to all the people from all over the world that are trying to achieve US citizenship the legal way…just like the slap in the face to soldiers who are serving with honor and distinction…

    with the O Admin…break the law and desert your platoon and you are rewarded…what can you expect from a President who does not even have the presence of mind to take the gum out of his mouth at an international event…


  74. Afghanistan is called the graveyard of empires.

    Belmont Park is called the graveyard of champions.

    No triple crown winner this year.

    Congratulations to Tonalist.

  75. good morning all. it’s been awhile since my last post.

    thought i’d pass along some local news. just a gut feel, on my part. two very prominent, former NH Hillary 08 campaign leaders have recently announced their “retirement”. terie norelli – NH house speaker and sylvia larsen – NH senate leader.

    my bet they will be heading the Hillary 2016 campaign here in NH.



  76. 6/8/14. Cleveland Clinic leader Cosgrove drops from competition to run Veterans Affairs …Cleveland Clinic chief executive. Dr. Toby Cosgrove acknowledged he had been contacted by the administration but said he wants to remain at his current job to complete his work….The announcement comes just days after President Obama’s choice to be the top health official at the VA withdrew his nomination Thursday, saying he feared his confirmation could spark a prolonged political battle. ..

  77. wbboei
    June 7, 2014 at 5:35 pm
    She is getting in bed with architects of our malaise, from Soros, to Messina, to big media, to Wall Street, etc.

    wbboei – agreed
    it has become impossible(for me)to support Hillary at this point. the inclusion of “like dude” Tommy Vietor, the ultra-creepy opossum-faced Messina and others point to an extension of the current Obama regime. i want no part of it.

  78. admin
    June 7, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Afghanistan is called the graveyard of empires.

    Belmont Park is called the graveyard of champions.

    No triple crown winner this year.

    Congratulations to Tonalist.

    Yes Congratulations!!! 🙂

  79. Southern Born
    June 8, 2014 at 10:31 am
    If Hillary cannot be supported, then who?
    The Obama coalition is who she is targeting by the moves described above. In so doing, she is adopting a stay the course theme, with the added factor of experience and by inference competence, notwithstanding Benghazi. I do not think the Obama coalition is capable of carrying her over the goal line, especially when you project the continuing deterioration of this nation, and act out behavior of Messiah Obama, which will be in the record, and on people’s minds, by the time elections roll around. 2016 will be a change election, thus her rejection of change, meaning deep policy changes, is a harbinger and prelude to defeat in the general election. It gets back to the old formula: the man, the moment and the message. If Pat Caddell were party to this conversation, I doubt he would be saying anything different.

  80. Yes, I know, there is the gull em and cull em possibility. But when a Nazi like Soros gets his hooks into you, how practical is that?

  81. wbboei
    June 8, 2014 at 11:45 am

    Yes, I know, there is the gull em and cull em possibility. But when a Nazi like Soros gets his hooks into you, how practical is that?

    Soros has his evil tentacles enmeshed in the Democratic Party. They have been growing throughout the reign of O. Who do you think really ordered the bird dog deal? What dark reason, who could figure? There is no avoiding Soros and the othe special interests if you want to be in the game. Who you will sit down at the table with to bargain for the soul of someone/something you love does not determine who you are. I believe Soros dissed Hillary in 2008 because he could not control her to the extent he could control O.

    I’ll stand with Hillary.

  82. Wife of Soldier Wounded While Looking for Bergdahl Asks ‘Which Guy Is the Hero’?

    The wife of a soldier who was wounded and paralyzed while on a mission to find Bowe Bergdahl is asking, in a Facebook post, “Which guy is the hero”?

    Shannon Allen, wife of Sgt. 1st Class Mark Allen, wrote “Meet my husband, injuries directly brought to you by the actions of this traitor. He can’t give an account of what went down, because he can no longer speak. Now, which guy is a ‘hero’ again?!? Sick.”

    The Daily Mail reports:

    Mark Allen, who is from Loganville, Georgia, was injured when a sniper bullet pierced the armor in his helmet in Kabul, Afghanistan. The bullet entered through his frontal lobe, rendering him paralyzed.

    The injury occurred only one month after he arrived to Afghanistan.

    Shannon Allen’s comments add to the growing surge of public outcry over the circumstances surrounding Bergdahl’s capture by Taliban forces, as well as his release.

    Five Taliban fighters were let out of detention in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for Bergdahl’s freedom last week.

    According to critics, Bergdahl deserted his post at a U.S. Army base in the Paktika province of Afghanistan on June 30, 2009. Soliders that served at the same time and were deployed to search for him accuse him of deserting the U.S. Military that night.

    ‘We all served together and we were all in it together over there and he broke that bond by leaving us,’ Army Sgt. Josh Korder said on the Today Show on June 3.

    The outcry is also gathering online. The Facebook group ‘Bowe Bergdahl is a Traitor’ currently has over 69,000 likes. The banner on the top of the page shows the pictures of six soliders who died while searching for Bergdahl.

    The Facebook page posted Shannon Allen’s message, which received nearly 60,000 likes and more than 5,000 comments.

    Bergdahl’s family gets an invite to the White House to appear at a Rose Garden press avail with the president. What did Mrs. Allen and the other family members of those who fell looking for Bergdahl get?

    They are non-people. They have been disappeared because their presence is inconvenient and unwanted. They don’t play into the narrative the White House would like the American people to believe: Sgt. Bergdahl served with honor and distinction; he’s a confused victim of circumstance who was near death when President Obama swooped in and rescued him. The price was high, but hey! We don’t leave anyone behind so shut up and sit down.

    Meanwhile, the families quietly grieve over their loss — a loss not incurred as a result of combat that advanced America’s war effort, but in an attempt to bring one wayward soldier home who may have deserted his post and thrown in with the enemy.

    The juxtaposition of Bergdahl and those who fell looking for him is painful. It reminds us that life isn’t fair, the good die young, and any other timeworn cliche that actually makes sense. Bergdahl for Allen? Bergdahl for any of the other soldiers who fell? The scales don’t balance and we are angry.

    Evidently, there was no leak about whether Bergdahl has admitted deserting or not. Big surprise there.

    With this strategic leak, the White House is trying to flip the playing field and generate sympathy for Bergdahl. This is not to say the torture didn’t take place. But the motive for leaking this information can certainly be questioned and it should be.

    Meanwhile, the non-people — the non-families whose loved ones lost their lives in search of Sgt. Bergdahl — are left out in the cold by a commander in chief who can’t afford to acknowledge them without his entire media strategy to explain his release of five high-value terrorists for one apparently conflicted American soldier falling apart. So they sit in the darkness and wish their lost loved one was still alive, while men and women who have no sense of honor try desperately to keep the light off and the door shu

    While the White House works at damage control, trotting out spokesmen who lay it on thicker and thicker as the days pass, they make herculean efforts to avoid any discussion of Bergdahl’s worthiness to be exchanged for five terrorists. We must wait to hear his story, we’re told — despite his comrades going on national TV and swearing that he is a deserter. They, too, have become non-people and subjects of a smear campaign by Obama sycophants. They’re “psychopaths” or were put up to it by Republicans.

    They risked their lives to try to find their former comrade and this is the thanks they get?

    Mrs. Allen’s plea to remember who the heroes are will fall on deaf ears at the White House. The administration has played the torture card, as a “senior US official” told several news organizations that doctors treating him say he was beaten and tortured by his captors:

    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was physically abused during his five years in Taliban captivity and is suffering from psychological trauma, a senior U.S. official told CNN on Friday.

    The information bolstered the White House argument that President Barack Obama needed to move quickly to secure Bergdahl’s release in a May 31 exchange for five Taliban figures held at Guantanamo Bay.

    According to the official, who spoke on condition of not being identified, Bergdahl tried to escape at one point but got caught, and his captors then confined him in small enclosure described as a cage or box.

    At an American military hospital in Germany where he was taken after his handover near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, doctors said Friday he remained in stable condition and continued to improve, but wasn’t ready to travel back to the United States.

    Note that there is no timeline leaked with this information. Was Bergdahl tortured before or after he played soccer with his captors, converted to Islam, became a “warrior for Islam,” and participated in target practice with his jailers? In the summer of 2010, he managed to escape for five days, according to the Eclipse Group reports. Was it after that futile break for freedom that the mistreatment began?

  83. Lu4PUMA
    June 8, 2014 at 12:23 pm
    If you want to be in the game, then you must do as Soros directs, even if it harms the country? In that case, is it really worth being in that game? Are there other games that could achieve the same result, i.e. third party etc. You are never trapped unless you trap yourself. And anyone who goes to bed with Soros will wake up with a terrible disease, which includes destruction of sovereignty, China as the engine of the world economy, the loss of reserve currency status, open borders, cap and trade, control of big media, and destruction of the middle class. In for an inch in for a mile with that guy. A pact with Soros is a pact with pure evil/

  84. Southern Born
    June 8, 2014 at 10:31 am
    If Hillary cannot be supported, then who?
    Sorry, I misread.

    The right answer may be none of the above.

    My hope is that eventually a candidate who we can support.

    For me, the Hillary we saw in 2008 was just such a candidate.

    But now that candidate is a distant mirror.

    I have made no final decision on any of this.

    But I do see the ground shifting in a way that favors oligarchy.

  85. SHV
    June 6, 2014 at 4:37 pm
    “Obama is simply the prop used by the political class to preserve their wealth and their power…”
    Precisely why an incompetent, corrupt sociopath was selected to be President. He is just the symptom of a potentially lethal disease. Hopefully, over the next three years, exposing Obama for the fraud that he is will also discredit the people pulling the string. It’s a long shot and I don’t see any credible political movement capable of picking up the pieces of the Constitution and undoing the evolving Bush/Obama authoritarian state.
    Change is in the air. When 2 out of 3 people say they would vote for a third party if they believed it had a chance of winning, when the political class has given us a $20 trillion debt, when big media is controlled by major corporations who hide the truth, victory in 2016 will go to the candidate who can present a new agenda which people can buy into. Historically, that would mean a change in party as well as a new candidate. Hillary is in a position to capitalize on this, but only if she abandons Obama. Instead, she will promise to stay the course and fulfill his vision for this country. With 2 out of 5 Americans of working age not working that is an impossible challenge.

  86. I will stand with Hillary, no doubt of that.

    Soros is a wealthy snake but he isn’t King.

    Hillary knows just what a snake he is, and how to work around him.

    She isn’t some greedy, dumbAss like Berry!

  87. http://nypost.com/2014/06/07/no-reform-too-absurd-for-obama-to-spring-gitmo-detainees/

    If you thought President Obama’s release of five top Taliban commanders in exchange for POW Bowe Bergdahl was bad, wait until you see what his Gitmo parole board plans.

    Desperate to empty the Guantanamo Bay prison by the end of his term, Obama quietly is giving “get out of jail free” cards for the flimsiest of excuses.

    One al Qaeda suspect captured in Afghanistan is considered reformed because he took up yoga and read a biography of the Dalai Lama. Another is eligible for release because of his “positive attitude.”

    And one longtime detainee, a former bodyguard for Osama bin Laden, is now harmless because he’s going to start a “milk and honey farm.”

  88. Obama is, pardon my french…..FUCKED.


    “Our U.S. military have lost all respect for their commander in chief.”

    The President’s Very Real Military Problem

    By Diane Dimond – June 7, 2014

    The president of the United States is the commander in chief over all branches of the military. It is a historic time, given that no military member goes public to speak negatively about the ultimate commander.

    But now, with the scandal in full bloom, after the administration’s smokescreen about what triggered the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and after the president’s tepidly received speech at West Point announcing diplomacy will replace military responses henceforth, the time for silence is over.

    Now career military personnel are speaking out through gritted teeth, insisting they speak for active-duty personnel who cannot talk without being punished. They are speaking about injustice, ineptitude and impeachment.

    The era of silence changed after President Barack Obama’s super-secret prisoner swap — five “high-risk” Taliban prisoners from Gitmo in exchange for one U.S. solider held for nearly five years in Afghanistan. The fact that the soldier, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, walked away from his unit leaving a note saying he was “disillusioned with the Army,” did not support his commander in chief’s mission in Afghanistan and was “leaving to start a new life” left military types stunned that the president would stage a Rose Garden ceremony with Bergdahl’s parents.

    “I’m just surprised the president was dumb enough to stand next to them,” Maj. Mike Lyons told me. “It’s another example of (Obama’s) reading the tea leaves wrong.”

    Lyons, a West Point graduate (class of 1983) is a highly skilled strategic operations specialist with a resume as long as your arm. He surmises the extraordinary secrecy surrounding the prisoner transfer boomeranged on the president.

    “What do I think is part of the reason the president did it? He just didn’t get good advice about the swap and the aftermath. This is not a stellar soldier. He has lots of liabilities,” Lyons said. Not the least of Bergdahl’s liabilities are unconfirmed reports that as many as six soldiers died in Afghanistan’s Paktika province during missions to rescue him from the Taliban.

    None of the almost dozen military men I heard from was against bringing Bergdahl home (save for one former Marine captain and CIA special ops member, who told me, “If the evidence had been clear from the beginning that this soldier had deserted his unit … then ‘no soldier left behind’ does not apply, for he is no longer a soldier in the U.S. in our eyes”). It was the way in which the president negotiated Bergdahl’s return that rankles.

    Former Navy SEAL Steve Robinson, who works with the P.O.W. Network, says he is personally disgusted that the United States has now negotiated with terrorists, because it sends a signal to the enemy that if they capture an American soldier, the U.S. will eventually bargain with them.

    He’s equally disgusted to learn that soldiers from Bergdahl’s unit were made to sign nondisclosure agreements not to talk about the missing soldier, the incriminating note he left behind or his odd behavior. Now that those agreements have lapsed, we’ve seen a parade of Bergdahl’s colleagues on TV calling him a “deserter,” a “traitor” and even a “collaborator.”

    “Every SEAL I have heard from (believes) this is the worst possible deal that could have been struck,” Robinson said. “And five to one? It should have been the other way around,” he said in an agitated tone. “The entire lineup of the top five has now been turned back to the bad guys!”

    Every military person I spoke with predicted that the five returned Taliban leaders will re-enter the fight against America and be pressed to do so sooner rather than later.

    President Obama says part of the negotiation, with the government of Qatar acting as the intermediary, included Qatar’s “keeping eyes” on the five and restricting them to that country for a year.

    “It’s ridiculous to think those five will just sit there and not strategize, pick up a phone or get on a computer,” one retired special ops operative told me. “That’s so naive … and dangerous to think that they won’t.”

    I asked a former member of the Navy SEALs’ elite Jedi Unit (the same unit that killed Osama bin Laden) to tell me how he feels about the whole episode. “Betrayed and angry … both those words apply,” he said.

    Let’s call this man Tommy, for his civilian life must necessarily remain as clandestine as his military service. He said he stays in touch with some 700 special operations forces team members, who all took umbrage with the president’s national security adviser, Susan Rice, when she declared that Bergdahl had served “with honor and distinction.”

    “The White House is whitewashing the ill deeds of this deserter and is lying to the country on mainstream media,” Tommy told me. And like all the other military men, he insists that Bergdahl must now account for his actions and face a military tribunal or court-martial.

    None of those I interviewed is a lawyer, but each offered the opinion that the commander in chief committed an impeachable offense by ignoring the law that requires a president to give Congress 30 days’ notice about any prisoner exchange.

    As Robinson put it, “the president has to follow the law. He waited five years. … Bergdahl’s health was not an issue. Why couldn’t he have alerted Congress and waited just 30 more days?” And then Robinson answered his own question.

    “It’s to show a success to the low-information voters … a feather in his cap … because the midterm elections are just around the corner.”

    In addition, these men (I was not able to interview any military women) wonder why Bergdahl is free while just across the Mexican border, a U.S. Marine still sits in a Mexican jail after being arrested two months ago. Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi insists that while moving across country, he accidentally crossed the border. His offense? He carried three (legally owned) guns among his possessions.

    Forget what the politicians on Capitol Hill are saying about the prisoner swap. Forget the pontifications from the myriad talking heads on TV and radio. Now you know what members of our U.S. military are thinking and saying. They have lost all respect for their commander in chief.

    It chills me to the bone.


    This is very very bad for the country.

  89. Here is yet another reason why Hillary needs to listen to the main street, rather than wall street. Establishment Republicans will never do it. Rubio is an object lesson to those of us who were dumb enough to think that his original flirtations with the Tea Party would sensitize him to the game that the political class is playing on the people of this nation. Dumb? Ya sure youbetcha, present company included. But fool me twice Mario, shame on me. The point that the elites seem to be missing in spades is business as usual is a strategy akin to whistling past the gave yard, hoping that they do not fall into an open crypt.
    If I Were Marco Rubio

    By: Daniel Horowitz (Diary) | June 8th, 2014 at 09:05 AM | 39

    Senator Marco Rubio spent the better part of last year joining together with Democrats to make a bipartisan push for amnesty and comprehensive open borders. The message to the third world was clear and unambiguous. We have not learned the mistakes of the past and we will continue granting amnesty because we lack the stomach to leave any illegals behind.

    Not surprisingly, starting late last year there was a surge in border crossings. Now, there are rampant rumors throughout Central America that as long as you come here with children, you will never be turned down. How uncanny that the rumor tracks almost identically with the statements put out by politicians in both parties propagating a desire to care for the world’s poor and place their needs over those of Americans.

    If I were Marco Rubio, I would hang my head down in shame for helping engender this new wave of illegal immigration. At the very least, I would have issued the following statement:

    “Although I have previously expressed support for amnesty, it is now abundantly clear that calls for amnesty before the enforcement measures are implemented will always spawn endless cycles of illegal immigration. The approach I pursued last year was deeply flawed and I am now committed to shaming and embarrassing this administration into following the laws and preserving our sovereignty. I still wish to deal with some other immigration-related issues, but none of that can be addressed until the lawlessness ends and this country is shielded from the harmful effects of illegal immigration.”

    Instead, Rubio put out this ambiguous statement:

    “There is evidence that unfounded rumors in some countries that if you come as a child to the U.S you can stay have contributed to it,” said Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.). “Beyond that, I think that it’s illustrative of the need we have in this country to address immigration reform in all of its aspects.”

    He said the surge “calls out for a long-term approach in terms of improving our immigration system: both the way the legal immigration system works and addressing those who are here illegally.”

    It’s literally a Potomac mental disorder. Every deleterious effect of illegal immigration, even those directly caused by their version of “immigration reform,” is used an excuse to double down on those very policies. So by granting benefits and citizenship to those illegals already here before the fence is constructed, exit-entry is working, and interior enforcement is restored…..that will dissuade others from coming here illegally?!!

    Over the weekend, Eric Cantor engaged in similar cerebral gyrations by suggesting that the way to solve the border crisis is by offering more “kids” citizenship.

    At a time when Americans are suffering from protracted stagnation, diminished wages, and joblessness, it is unconscionable for Washington politicians to spend money supporting new illegal immigrants. Yet, shame is one attribute lacking from any of the career politicians.

  90. If not Hillary…who?

    An unknown, possibly waiting out there that we don’t presently know but that reminds me of Obama in 2007 so once bitten and all that. Presently the possibilities seem to be Biden, Warren, or a Castro twin type for the Dems and for the Reps there seems to be Christie, Santorium, Ryan, yet ANOTHER Bush, Rubio, Rand Paul among others.

  91. At a time when Americans are suffering from protracted stagnation, diminished wages, and joblessness, it is unconscionable for Washington politicians to spend money supporting new illegal immigrants. Yet, shame is one attribute lacking from any of the career politicians.
    The nation would be better served if these career politicians spent 100% of their time debating the critical question whether to rename the Washington Redskins, without clouture. Whenever they pass legislation, it is done to reward the clients of their lobbyists at the expense of the public they took an oath to serve.

  92. Southern Born
    June 8, 2014 at 5:03 pm
    Kasick would be a game changer. If he runs. Without that a credible third party will arise by 2020. The people you mention are incapable of serving the American People.

  93. Foxy, Hillary is going to have enough trouble trying to win as a woman…to try and pull that off without the support of one of the two only viable parties, would be impossible.


  94. Southern Born
    June 8, 2014 at 5:03 pm


    Yup, like voting for unicorns again…hoping they fulfill your dreams.

  95. On Thursday, (useless)Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) stated that he was “not, at this point, calling for impeachment.” He continued, “The president has two years left in his term. We hope they pass quickly.” (now there’s inspired leadership!)

    That hope is empty. They will pass slowly. And even should Republicans win back the Senate in 2014, President Obama promises heavy executive action–action that will surely violate the Constitutional delegation of powers.
    Which is why, says Breitbart senior editor-at-large Ben Shapiro, impeachment isn’t the answer: prosecution is. And in his new book, The People vs. Barack Obama: The Criminal Case Against The Obama Administration, Shapiro lays out the charges.

    “A criminal administration can do virtually anything, without any sort of real consequences,” Shapiro writes. “Impeachment is rarely used – in the entire history of the United States, there have been just 19 House impeachments, and just eight of those ended with full removal after a Senate trial. No doubt the founders intended impeachment to be utilized far more often than it has been…But in practice, impeachment has been a failure.”

    Instead, Shapiro proposes, criminal prosecution of the Obama administration under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act should be on the table.

    That act was created as a response to the mafia–it was designed to undermine mob claims of plausible deniability. It was created to hold command and control structures accountable for activities taking place down the chain. Shapiro writes, “Congress expressly worried in the RICO law itself that organized crime was using its money and power to ‘subvert and corrupt our democratic processes.’ Clearly, those worries were understated. Now the chief threat to the democratic process comes not from the mafia but from within the government itself.”

    RICO does not rely solely on the Attorney General to prosecute–and in Eric Holder’s America, that’s a good thing. Civil suits may be filed under RICO, turning citizens into “private attorneys general…undertaking litigation in the public good.” Americans become the check on the executive branch–and Shapiro argues for the changes to the law that would make such action possible against what he terms the “Obamob.”

    “The alternative,” Shapiro writes, “is an unanswerable government in which corrupt bargains between corrupt officials predominate, protected by the barrier of plausible deniability. The American people are left out in the cold.”

  96. wbboei
    June 8, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    … A pact with Soros is a pact with pure evil/
    The struggle between good and evil is eternal. It walks amongst us and it can be powerful. Soros is here. He has been destroying our nation. Nobody is suggesting Hillary make a pact with him. If she was willing to do that, she would have been POTUS is 2008.

  97. I think that Hillary is going to be the John McCain of 2016. I don’t see her losing the Democratic Presidential Nomination. She will win with a comfortable margin. What will be difficult will be winning the general elections.

    I predict that she will be where John McCain was in 2008. She will be in a position where she will be so closely tied to Obama that his negatives will make it impossible for her to win the general elections.

    I think that she is left with only two choices: (1) not to run, or (2) run explicitly against Obama. Even running against Obama is no guarantee because it will be very difficult for her to distance herself from all his policies, but at least it is a shot. She cannot run a namby-pamby campaign where she supports Obama and at the same time criticizes him. She has to make a a stand or she will definitely lose.

    No matter what the early polls say, she is vulnerable to ANY republican. If the Republican Party manages to nominate a moderate or at least someone who can masquerade as a moderate, then she loses.

  98. Who will the Rep party nominate? Moderates like yet another Bush, and look how that has turned out, Christie. Kasich? Who else as I’ve asked today? Would I vote for those guys instead of Hillary? Absolutely not. Do I trust Karl Rove and any of his RINOS…absolutely not. What about the conservative Reps? Will they stay home again? Do I think that any…any politician from either party is pure and does not have to seek support and money from all kinds of sources…NOPE.

    Hillary may not be perfect, however, NONE are but I still trust her even though FOX News and the media along with those Republicans eaten up with Clinton Derangement Syndrome will cut off their noses to spite their faces when it comes to her.
    Some never learn.

  99. Lu4PUMA
    June 8, 2014 at 5:56 pm
    June 8, 2014 at 1:48 pm
    … A pact with Soros is a pact with pure evil/
    The struggle between good and evil is eternal. It walks amongst us and it can be powerful. Soros is here. He has been destroying our nation. Nobody is suggesting Hillary make a pact with him. If she was willing to do that, she would have been POTUS is 2008.
    There are degrees of evil. At this point, he needs her (to carry out the unfinished business he gave to Obama) more than she needs him. Oh, they will wave Elizabeth Warren in our faces, but the fact is Wall Street wants no part of her, or my favorite Republican, Ted Cruz, or for that matter Ron Paul. This is a well known fact among inside political operatives in both parties. And part of the assignment given to big media will be to knock them out of the running. The inside expression they use to describe this process is caping the herd. I think it was SHV who noted that there is not one major government program in the past 50 years that is not designed to make some group of insiders rich, but it is presented as something of great urgency and great benefit to the American People, when the real objective is rape for profit. And anyone who does not understand that should steer clear of politics. Because in that case they will do really dumb things like drive around with Obama stickers on their cars, in a state of complete and utter delusion, unable to mentally process all the contradictions between his words and his deeds. Bill Whittle asks the eternal question is Obama stupid or evil, and the answer he gives is “yes”. I concur.

  100. Shadowfax
    June 8, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    Just the thought of Hillary being the John McCain of 2016 makes my blood boil.


    And reminds us once again of the big robbery of 08 👿

  101. For the Obama administration narrative to be accurate about the swap of five Taliban/al-Qaeda-related kingpins for Sgt. Bergdahl, we are asked to believe the following:

    1. Sgt. Bergdahl was in ill health; thus the need for alacrity. Surely we will expect to see him in an enfeebled state on his return to the U.S.

    2. Sgt. Bergdahl was in grave and sudden danger from his captors; thus the need for alacrity. We expect to see proof of that on his return to the U.S.

    3. The five Taliban detainees will be under guard in Qatar for a year. We expect in June 2015 to know that they are still there in Qatar.

    4. The five Taliban detainees don’t really pose a grave threat to U.S. troops, given that we will be gone from Afghanistan in 2016. We expect not to hear that any of the five are reengaged in the war effort to kill Americans between 2015-16.

    5. Sgt. Bergdahl served with “honor and distinction.” We expect to have confirmation of that fact once his intelligence file is released and more evidence is adduced that all of his platoon-mates were wrong (or perhaps vindictive and partisan) in stating that he voluntarily left their unit — deserted — to meet up with the Taliban.

    6. Sgt. Bergdahl was captured on the “field of battle”; we expect to have confirmation that he was taken unwillingly by the enemy amid a clash of arms.

    7. Sgt. Bergdahl was not a collaborator. We expect to learn confirmation of the fact that he did not disclose information to his captors.

    8. Bergdahl’s fellow soldiers in his platoon are either partisan operatives or sorely misinformed, and we will shortly learn that their accounts of Bergdahl’s disappearance were erroneous.

    9. The U.S. has traditionally negotiated to bring home even deserters, and did so frequently, for example, both during and after the Korean War when GIs crossed into North Korea.

    10. The timing of the swap amid the VA scandal and the press conference with the Bergdahl family were not predicated on political considerations.

    11. There is no law stopping the president from releasing terrorists from Guantanamo, only legal fictions promulgated by right-wing critics of the president.

    12. The five Taliban terrorists are now old outliers, rusty, and mostly irrelevant to the war in Afghanistan.

    For Benghazi, the Obama administration would have us believe:

    1. A spontaneous demonstration erupted over a right-wing hate video of Mr. Nakoula, who was deservedly condemned for causing the deaths of four Americans by the Obama administration. His subsequent jailing was solely due to a parole violation.

    2. The United States consulate in Benghazi was adequately secured before the attack and had expressed no prior serious warning about inadequate defenses.

    3. There was no reasonable chance that U.S. military forces could have come to the aid of those killed in Benghazi.

    4. President Obama was engaged in overseeing responses during the night of the attack.

    5. Susan Rice simply relayed reasonable intelligence reports at the time that confirmed the violence was spontaneous and arose over a video. The president and Secretary Clinton seconded her assessment and have no reason to alter their judgment.

    6. Intelligence operatives, not White House personnel, are largely responsible for any inconsistencies about the origins of the attack. There were no administration efforts to alter intelligence synopses.

    7. CIA operatives in Benghazi were engaged in transparent and routine efforts to secure the Khadafy arsenal.

    8. The Benghazi deaths were not connected to the general chaos in Libya that followed the lead-from-behind intervention to remove Khadafy.

    9. Nearly two years after Benghazi, what difference does it make now?

    For the IRS scandal, the Obama administration would have us believe:

    1. Some low-level bureaucrats may have proved over-zealous in targeting some non-profit groups.

    2. There was no real pattern in the political affiliations of those who were inordinately targeted by the IRS.

    3. A number of conservative groups were unlawfully engaging in blatantly partisan activities, in ways not true of their liberal counterparts. So it is understandable why they in theory might have drawn the attention of IRS auditors.

    4. We should not infer much from Lois Lerner’s pleading of the 5th Amendment, given right-wing attempts to smear and destroy a noble public servant.

    5. The targeting of so-called Tea-party groups between late 2010 and late 2012 had no effect on the 2012 election.

    6. The Obama administration has conducted a thorough investigation that now has mostly exonerated the IRS from the excesses of a few regional officials. The result is not even a smidgeon of corruption.

    7. The Obama administration had no real contacts with the IRS director during the period in which the agency pursued conservative groups.

    8. If any good comes from this melodrama, at least reactionary groups will think twice about their partisan giving.

    For the Obamacare scandal, we are asked to believe:

    1. The Obama administration consistently published up-to-date and accurate information about the number of ongoing enrollees and those who have paid their premiums.

    2. The president’s promises that Americans could keep their health plans and doctors were misinterpreted; in fact, he referred only to those who had existing legitimate health plans, not substandard ones that of course were in need of government intervention and substitution.

    3. Kathleen Sebelius and the president met frequently over the Affordable Care Act rollout and foresaw many of the problems beforehand.

    4. The collapse of the website and general chaos upon implementation are the normal sorts of problems that accompany ambitious new government programs.

    5. Because of Republican rejectionism, it became necessary for the president to delay a few of the provisions of the ACA in order to protect the interests of the formerly uninsured.

    6. Most of the problems with the ACA have resulted from Republican obstructionism and nihilism that sought to deny the poor and needy access to health care.

    7. The few million who lost their health care plans eventually will come to appreciate the president’s leadership, once they discover that they now have more comprehensive ACA coverage at cheaper costs.

    8. Stories of patient, doctor and insurance chaos are largely partisan narratives promulgated by those who always opposed the ACA.

    9. There is still a good chance, as Republican stonewalling wanes, that the ACA will lower insurance premiums and increase small-business competitiveness as originally promised. Likewise the ACA will help lower the deficit as promised.

    10. That a large number of the new ACA enrollees simply switched over from Medicaid programs is either untrue or irrelevant.

    11. The ACA will not fundamentally affect levels of Medicare coverage.

    For the VA mess, the Obama administration would have us believe:

    1. The mess, to the extent that it was a mess, was largely a result of prior policies of the Bush administration as Barack Obama pointed out as early as 2008.

    2. The Bush wars in Afghanistan and Iraq were largely responsible for the delays in service, as hundreds of thousands of new vets were dumped into the system.

    3. The problem at the VA was not necessarily the fault of Gen. Shinseki, an iconic figure who bravely opposed the Iraq war and a public servant who has largely been demonized by those seeking partisan advantage.

    4. The VA scandal, such as it is, highlights why President Obama overhauled the health care system and gave us the ACA.

    5. The VA scandal is mostly, like the IRS brouhaha, a regional matter with no national implications.

    On illegal immigration scandals, the president would have us believe:

    1. Almost all illegal aliens arrive here to work; very few are the old, young, sick, criminal, unskilled, uneducated, or those seeking public assistance.

    2. The border is a fluid construct originally designed by largely illiberal interests to artificially claim land that was indigenously owned.

    3. Mexico is an enlightened partner that wishes to help the U.S. with its labor needs.

    4. At a time of worker scarcity, we desperately need more low-skilled laborers to keep the U.S. economy humming along.

    5. The arrival of millions of illegal aliens is a boon to the economy; the few who depend on public assistance or encounter the criminal justice system or impact the health and education services are more than balanced by the millions who work hard at cheap wages and pay taxes for services they rarely draw on.

    6. Opposition to illegal immigration is entirely race-driven by an angry but shrinking white minority, which needs to “get over it” and accept the new demographic reality.

    7. There have been no real violations of immigration law. Such calcified statutes reflected race and class biases and therefore have no sanctity. Progressive interpretations of border controversies are far more ethical and deserve greater legal weight.

    8. Current de facto immigration policy is merit-based and not predicated on racial or ethnic considerations. Proposed “meritocratic” changes to base immigration on education and skill sets are thinly disguised ways of discriminating against people of color.

    I could go on with the NSA, AP, and Fast and Furious scandals, but you get the picture:

    1. The Obama administration does what it wishes,

    2. Then says what it pleases,

    3. Assumes the media will offer the necessary mythologizing —

    4. And the Americans will get over it.

  102. The above is by Victor Hansen at pj media.

    Big media, to the man or woman, has bought every single one of those lies, and passed them along to the American People as gospel.

  103. I doubt big media has any clue how their lies have devastated the credibility they once had. There is a tipping point here and they are past it now. Nothing they say or do matters.

  104. Shadowfax

    June 9, 2014 at 12:24 pm


    imo…Hillary needs to read that article and talk to all those people behind those statements and the rest in the dim party that know the truth about O…

    she needs to start thinking really hard about what she says going forward…if she starts giving the feeling to people that she will be another O…or continue where O left off…she will be in danger of losing the confidence of many…

    Hillary has to be clear…not mushy mouth about this…not fall back on laughing it off…right now she is entangled…she needs to break free…she cannot be afraid of “second guessing” as she puts it…

    and frankly with so many of O’s former people with her ‘new’ team, especially that Tommy “dude” Vieotter guy, Messina…WHY???…this makes her people more ‘political’ and more than too close for comfort…it does not instill confidence to her being her own person…

    (I saw a quote from Tommy “dude” guy, who evidently is now connected to Hillary’s PR and he said “Her record is our record”…just what is he saying? Hillary is O???)

    too many tangled webs…not necessary…

    Hillary needs CLARITY…not the entangled threads of O’s leftover mistakes and failures, advice of O’s protectors, or O’s lingering scandals…no BS, please…

  105. …one thing that I do believe falls strongly in her favor is that she left the O Admin after ONE TERM…thankfully, she got off that boat before it sank…

    …don’t let that seperation and break be all for naught…by now making excuses and giving cover to the O admin…

  106. why is it so bad to make money in America? Why should Hillary have to even stand up to the fact that she is cashing in, as her husband has. She has led a lifetime of service and people PAY to hear her speak. People pay to listen to music, watch movies, etc. This is just a joke. When did it become bad to make money in this country? Barely any of us are making it, but we’d like to have that opportunity!!!!!

  107. Shame on Diane Sawyer for bringing up such bullshit. How much does Diane Sawyer make, being on tv for years??????

    Does SHE make more than the average American for peddling her OPINION to the masses? Does she feel guilty, does she say, “No, I should only have the average income the average citizen has.

    What a public hypocrite she is.

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