Hillary Clinton Bitch-Slaps Bitch-Boy Barack Obama – Leaves Him Stinking On The Ground Like A Piece Of Shitte

Update: Thanks to Powerline for making us a “pick” of the day. Hillary Clinton’s bitch slap of Obama will now resound.

Barack Obama with his usual class (low) and style (crass, sleazy) responded to Hillary Clinton truth-telling by calling critiques of his failed Syria policy “horseshit”. Obama’s scatological obsessions are lately on full display. Obama was aware of the coming Hillary attack and he made his shitty remarks to a group of lawmakers at the White House.

The scum called Axelrod also rises with a defense of Obama on Twitter. “Axelrod hits back at Hillary: When we say “don’t do stupid stuff,” we mean stuff like occupying Iraq“:

I … did not expect to see big-name Democratic strategists needling the party’s next nominee over her biggest foreign policy liability in a public forum, but maybe Ax figures he has nothing to lose. [snip]

He’s better off protecting his and O’s legacy, he probably figures, by reminding a skeptical base that she voted for “Bush’s war” while Obama opposed it.

Just one really obvious problem with that logic, though. Jake Tapper, who normally stays out of political food fights on Twitter, couldn’t resist the obvious counterpoint:

Hmmmmm and can you think of any former senators/secretaries of state who voted to do that? https://t.co/wV39HaJ228

O’s inner circle was and is a who’s who of believers in “stupid sh*t.” His first Secretary of State voted for war in Iraq, as did her successor (who was, by the way, the party’s nominee for president in 2004). So did his handpicked VP.



Liar. Biggest fairy tale ever.

Hillary Clinton better realize, and she is as we document below in our main article, that Barack Obama will do anything for himself and that means making sure Hillary Clinton 2016 is not his legacy. Keep those bitch slaps of Obama coming Hillary.

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On 25 September 2013 we warned Hillary Clinton 2016 that it was a Muddled Message Mess:

Republicans and the Republican 2016 candidate? Republicans will reason with the electorate and say things are off track and it is “time for a change!”.

Hillary Clinton 2016? Is it “time for a change”? Or is it “stay the course”. Thus far, it is mush. In recent interview articles with Hillary we read of policy “disputes” with Barack Obama at the same time as support for Barack Obama. This is too cute by more than a half.

We understand the challenges Hillary Clinton 2016 faces and we have written about the need for the “gull ’em then cull ’em” strategy. First sedate the Obama hordes now in possession of what was once the Democratic Party, then the kill, the cull. But the “gull” has turned into more of a “lull” as Hillary Clinton 2016 meanders about without a winning message for 2016.

On August 25, 2014 the smart Jay Cost advised his cohort on how to defeat Hillary Clinton. Jay Cost is very worried for his Republican/conservative party. He thinks if Hillary Clinton runs, Hillary Clinton wins. Jay Cost is providing the same advice to Republicans/conservatives that we gave to Hillary. First Jay Cost flatters Hillary with the truth Republicans/conservatives prefer to deny:

Hillary Clinton’s Reputation
Don’t laugh—it’s better than you think.

The rollout of Hillary Clinton’s new memoirs, Hard Choices, was not a resounding success for the former secretary of state. [snip]

Yet her poll numbers remain surprisingly solid. Surveys conducted by Quinnipiac University, Fox News, and Rasmussen Reports—all taken since the book’s release—show her with comfortable leads nationally over Rand Paul, Chris Christie, and Jeb Bush. A mid-July CNN poll shows her with generally strong favorable ratings, although not as positive as they were when she wrapped up her tenure at State. Even so, respondents said they thought her to be a “strong and decisive leader” who “generally agrees” with them on the issues, can “manage the government effectively,” and “cares about people” like them.

What lessons are there to draw from these numbers? The first, and probably most obvious, is the disconnect between the political class and the greater public. Clinton’s book rollout was a disaster among politicos and cable news obsessives, but people who do not dedicate inordinate time to politics and policy hardly seemed to notice. [snip]

The second lesson becomes apparent when we think of Clinton’s numbers in terms of Weekly Standard online editor Daniel Halper’s new book, Clinton, Inc. As Halper shows quite clearly, the Clintons are obsessed with brand management and have become exceedingly skilled at maintaining the improved reputation they have developed since the dark days of the Lewinsky scandal. This reputation is not going to fall apart simply because of a bad book rollout. The collapse of the Barack Obama foreign policy—of which Clinton was an integral part—apparently has done little to diminish it. Even Benghazi has hardly made a dent. [snip]

Republicans hope that a faltering Barack Obama will damage Hillary Clinton’s presidential chances. It’s true that unpopular presidents generally drag down their successor nominees.

Read the entire Jay Cost article not just our snipped excerpts. It is an intelligent, mostly historically accurate representation of Hillary’s herstory and reputation. Indeed, Jay Cost and Big Pink mostly agree on the landscape of the 2016 battlefield:

The early signs of the 2016 Clinton campaign suggest a subtle break with Obama that will reinforce her unique identity. Writing for the New Republic, Anne Applebaum took a careful read of Hard Choices as a piece of early campaign literature and concluded that Hillary Clinton is planning to run a campaign akin to Richard Nixon’s 1968 “man in the arena” strategy. She is battle-tested, experienced, ready to make the hard sacrifices for the country, and above all somebody who can be counted upon:

Clinton hopes to be .  .  . deeply non-ideological, a centrist. She intends to run as a hard-working, fact-oriented pragmatist—someone who finds ways to work with difficult opponents, and not only faces up to difficult problems but also makes the compromises needed to solve them. Again and again she portrays herself sitting across the table from Dai Bingguo or President Putin, working hard, searching for a way forward. Similar methods, presumably, can be applied to the Republican leadership.

The problem for Republicans here is stark: They have run a campaign like this for the last half-century. It has met with little success in the last 20 years, and it has never worked against the Clintons; Hillary Clinton’s numbers suggest she would be able to “sell” the public on this problem-solving image better than the GOP nominee could. Given a choice between a Republican and a Clinton offering basically the same thing, there is little reason to believe that the country will select the Republican. Nor, for that matter, can Republicans rest on their oars and assume that Obama’s sinking reputation will pull Hillary Clinton down as well. After all, it hasn’t yet.

It hasn’t yet. But it will. And that’s where things get interesting because Hillary Clinton likely sees the problem as Big Pink and Jay Cost do. Read what we suggest Hillary do in 2016 and what Jay Cost suggests Republicans do in 2016:

What, then, is the best response for the GOP? It is simply this: The party must wrap itself unabashedly in the garb of reform. If Hillary Clinton offers herself as the wise and learned hand who will rely upon her decades of experience to guide the ship of state, Republicans have to argue that her experience is exactly what the country doesn’t need at this moment. They need to convince the public that, by being in Washington for the last quarter-century, she is too committed to a broken status quo that is in desperate need of change. The party then needs to lay out a credible and salable agenda for that change.

This should sound familiar, for it is how Barack Obama defeated Hillary Clinton in 2008. A message of reform resonated six years ago, and it could very well resonate again (so long as it is carried by somebody other than Obama!). Now as then, the country is tired and frustrated with the status quo. The people appear to want a change in course. [snip]

If Hillary Clinton offers a Return to Normalcy in 2016, it is a fair bet that the GOP will not be able to beat her by competing on the same terrain. Instead, Republicans should focus assiduously on maximizing their gains in this midterm election, take a few weeks to enjoy (hopefully) their victory, and then have a serious conversation about exactly what kind of change they want to offer the country in 2016. For that appears to be the best—perhaps the only—way to beat Hillary Clinton.

That’s the only way to beat Hillary Clinton.” Exactly right. Exactly on point. Exactly what we have been hammering and will continue to scream and shout.

And don’t think it is just Jay Cost following the trail blazed by Big Pink. Hillary Clinton sees the same thing we all do and she is fortifying her position so that attacks against her will fail. That’s why Hillary has gunned up and shooting holes into Barack’s tiny grapes. It’s why Hillary is bitch-slapping the bitch-boy:

Hillary Clinton: ‘Failure’ to Help Syrian Rebels Led to the Rise of ISIS

The former secretary of state, and probable candidate for president, outlines her foreign-policy doctrine. She says this about President Obama’s: “Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle.”

Before we continue we’ll clear up three points. First, the actual Barack Obama quote about his (ha, ha) foreign policy is “Don’t do stupid shit.” That was the actual phrase the White House worked so hard, in so many interviews, to inject into the national consciousness. That phrase fits Obama perfectly because he is… well, you know… a stinking piece of….

Second, “bitch-slap”. What is that? Is it an insult we direct at Hillary? No, the contrary. The definition of bitch-slap: To open handedley slap someone. Denote disrespect for the person being bitch slapped as they are not worthy of a man sized punch. Suggests the slap was met with little resistance and much whining. As to “bitch boy,” it is not just a Swedish punk band.

Third, Hillary is not alone in her assertions. “James Steinberg, formerly the President’s Deputy Secretary of State, and Robert Ford, formerly his Ambassador to Syria” have said much the same as Hillary. Democrat Eliot Engel the minority leader in the House Foreign Affairs Committee said “I cannot help but wonder what would have happened if we had committed to empowering the moderate Syrian opposition last year. Would ISIS have grown as it did?”

Now back to Jeffrey Goldberg’s interview with Hillary Clinton in which she bitch slaps bitch boy Barack Obama:

President Obama has long ridiculed the idea that the U.S., early in the Syrian civil war, could have shaped the forces fighting the Assad regime, thereby stopping al Qaeda-inspired groups—like the one rampaging across Syria and Iraq today—from seizing control of the rebellion. In an interview in February, the president told me that “when you have a professional army … fighting against a farmer, a carpenter, an engineer who started out as protesters and suddenly now see themselves in the midst of a civil conflict—the notion that we could have, in a clean way that didn’t commit U.S. military forces, changed the equation on the ground there was never true.”

Well, his former secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, isn’t buying it. In an interview with me earlier this week, she used her sharpest language yet to describe the “failure” that resulted from the decision to keep the U.S. on the sidelines during the first phase of the Syrian uprising.

“The failure to help build up a credible fighting force of the people who were the originators of the protests against Assad—there were Islamists, there were secularists, there was everything in the middle—the failure to do that left a big vacuum, which the jihadists have now filled,” Clinton said.

As she writes in her memoir of her State Department years, Hard Choices, she was an inside-the-administration advocate of doing more to help the Syrian rebellion. Now, her supporters argue, her position has been vindicated by recent events.

We’ve chronicled the Barack Obama attacks against Hillary Clinton while she was at the State Department. Now Hillary is bitch slapping bitch boy Barack:

Professional Clinton-watchers (and there are battalions of them) have told me that it is only a matter of time before she makes a more forceful attempt to highlight her differences with the (unpopular) president she ran against, and then went on to serve. On a number of occasions during my interview with her, I got the sense that this effort is already underway. (And for what it’s worth, I also think she may have told me that she’s running for president—see below for her not-entirely-ambiguous nod in that direction.)

Of course, Clinton had many kind words for the “incredibly intelligent” and “thoughtful” Obama, and she expressed sympathy and understanding for the devilishly complicated challenges he faces. But she also suggested that she finds his approach to foreign policy overly cautious, and she made the case that America needs a leader who believes that the country, despite its various missteps, is an indispensable force for good. At one point, I mentioned the slogan President Obama recently coined to describe his foreign-policy doctrine: “Don’t do stupid shit” (an expression often rendered as “Don’t do stupid stuff” in less-than-private encounters).

This is what Clinton said about Obama’s slogan: “Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle.”

Oh no she didint. Oh she didn’t just bitch slap Obama did she. Oh no she diddnt. Oh yes she did. Oh yes she did.



We’re going to have a lot more to say on this coming soon as we chronicle the continuing war between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

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95 thoughts on “Hillary Clinton Bitch-Slaps Bitch-Boy Barack Obama – Leaves Him Stinking On The Ground Like A Piece Of Shitte

  1. At some point Hillary is going to have to attack Obama on “immigration reform” and the rule of law. Obama supporter Jonathan Chiat courageously and wisely calls Obama out on his plans:

    http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/08/obamas-immigration-plan-should-scare-liberals.html

    President Obama’s plan to effectively legalize millions of unauthorized immigrants, the outlines of which have been widely reported, rests on solid legal foundations. The legal basis for Obama’s plan is that the president has wide latitude to use the federal government’s scarce immigration law enforcement resources as he sees fit. Obama could announce that the president will stop pursuing some 5 million legal immigrants and grant them some kind of work visas. Having failed to persuade Congress to change the law, he will effectively have suspended it on his own.

    Ross Douthat argues that Obama’s reported action, while legal, is nonetheless unfair and sets a dangerous precedent. Douthat opposes the ends of Obama’s plan as well as its means. I fully support Obama’s immigration policy goals. But the defenses of Obama’s methods seem weak and short-sighted.

    To imagine how this method might be dangerous, you have to abstract it away from the specific end it advances and consider another administration using similar methods for policies liberals might not like. What if a Republican president announced that he would stop enforcing the payment of estate taxes? Or suspend enforcement of regulations on industrial pollution? Or laws on workplace discrimination against gays and lesbians? [snip]

    To think that the cycle will end here, and that a future president won’t claim more expansive and disturbing powers to selectively enforce the law, requires an optimism not borne out by history. In the short run, we will rejoice in the sudden deliverance of massive humanitarian relief to people who have done nothing more than try to create a better life for their families. In the long run, we may look back on it with regret.

    And there is this comment from that article:

    Just remember, if this is allowed to get away with then don’t go complaining if we get a real President in who uses Obama’s Deferred Action lists as an immediate deportation list, puts the NG on the border locked and loaded, raids constantly for illegal aliens, arrests business owners and anyone transporting illegal aliens. If the President mandates that the 14th Amendment doesn’t and never was intended to offer citizenship to children as illegal aliens. Even if he starts arresting politicians that support illegal aliens and charging them with hate crimes, conspiracy to commit (dozens of different possible charges there), treason, and many other things.

    Don’t think its possible? Set one bad precedent which allows a US President to decide how to enforce a US Law or simply not enforce it while the US Constitution mandates his job is to enforce established law, not decide which laws not to enforce. It gives the same power to any President after him.

  2. at the end of last thread…Marc Ginsberg seconds all Hillary is saying

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    August 11, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    FYI…Marc Ginsberg on the O admin – he calls O’s Foreign Policy “overtaken by events” and is shocked by how bad it is

    Marc was on c-span sat & sun and had a lot to say ‘as a democrat’…he makes me yearn for the Clinton Admin when adults were in charge

    there are two or three seperate clips worth listening to…

    http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4506177/campaign-politics-control-foreign-policy

    http://www.c-span.org/video/?320938-6/washington-journal-israelipalestinian-conflict

  3. S, a lot of people, even some Obama supporters, can see Obama is either in over his head or a malevolent force. We missed the Marc Ginsberg interview but will watch it now.

    Finally C-SPAN grew up and now allows embeds of its videos.

  4. This idiot Fournier says events are overcoming the president.

    Question: what ever happened to:

    Improvise, Adapt, Overcome”
    -Gunnery Sgt. Tom Highway

    ?

    When a sailing ship is not moving and the sales are not luffing it fails to move.

    This state of nautical limbo is called “in irons”.

    Things have come to a pretty pass when the big media beloved Messiah is “in irons” as well.

    If only it were leg irons.

    Better than lederhosen.

    Right Mitzi.

  5. “I will not rest until….”

    http://dailycaller.com/2014/08/11/flashback-obama-promises-no-vacations-for-himself-as-president-video/

    Weasel Zippers has revived an old video of Barack Obama promising not to take vacations if he were elected president.

    The video features then-Sen. Obama discussing his book “The Audacity Of Hope” with New York Times columnist Bob Herbert in 2008.

    The future president was talking about how those running for president need to be prepared to “give their life to it.”

    “The bargain that any president strikes with is, you give me this office and in turn my, fears, doubts, insecurities, foibles, need for sleep, family life, vacations, leisure is gone,” Obama said. “I am giving myself to you.”

    Obama went on to say that “the American people should have no patience for what’s going on in your head because you’ve got a job to do” and that people should only run for president if they’re willing to make that sacrifice.

    When asked by the host if he could imagine himself making that kind of commitment, he said, “Sure.”

    Weasel Zippers used the quote to criticize Obama, saying he “then proceeded to hit the golf course 186 times (and counting).”

    The president has also been criticized for taking a vacation to Martha’s Vineyard while international crises are occurring.

  6. Admin…we need a split screen of what you posted above with O golfing next to that clip CNN is playing of those christian children and old people being pulled off the mountain

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/11/world/meast/iraq-rescue-mission/index.html?hpt=hp_c2

    includes raw video…I heard one of the reporters saying it was the most unorganized chaotic mission he has ever seen…no organization…no one in control…rapid gun fire while trying to save relatively few people…the poor people in total shock

    also heard that a lot of the humanitarian aide dropped by the US was not attached to parachutes so it exploded upon impact and never got to the people

    …this is what happens when no one is in charge…you wait until the very last minute and are forced into action
    when no one is leading…and they are off golfing somewhere

    with all this chaos, pain, death, destruction…and threats in the air

    what a freaking disaster this presidency is…the one that existed when the world was set on fire…but nothing stopped the golf game…

  7. I cannot understand how any President of the USA can go on vacation and play golf with all this simultaneous pain and danger going on…

    all you have to do is look at those raw clips on cnn and see the danger everyone is in…our military, the people…then there is Israel and Gaza…then our borders…

    Doesn’t O have any empathy or compassion at all??? he is devoid …empty…omg…

    Is this man human…forget about supposedly being the President of the USA?

    and the world is watching…

  8. Thanks Admin. Excellent post and heartening news. In honestly nailing Obama for his serious foreign policy mistakes Hillary is doing not only what makes sense politically, but what must be done if the US is to regain some of the respect it has lost since Barack’s selection, and during W’s term.

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    August 11, 2014 at 9:04 pm
    I cannot understand how any President of the USA can go on vacation and play golf with all this simultaneous pain and danger going on…

    all you have to do is look at those raw clips on cnn and see the danger everyone is in…our military, the people…then there is Israel and Gaza…then our borders…

    Doesn’t O have any empathy or compassion at all??? he is devoid …empty…omg…

    Is this man human…forget about supposedly being the President of the USA?

    and the world is watching…

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    I don’t think he does experience empathy. Most narcissists cannot, and he is nothing if not a narcissist.

  9. http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/08/11/235995/obamas-standing-among-voters-is.html?sp=/99/104/244/112/

    Obama’s standing among voters is hurting Democrats, poll finds

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is dragging down his party and hurting the prospects of fellow Democrats as they head into midterm elections that will determine who controls Congress, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.

    Obama is beset by problems at home and abroad. Just 40 percent of voters approve of the way he’s doing his job, tying his worst mark in three years and the second worst of his presidency.

    Just 39 percent approve of the way he’s dealing with the economy and only 33 percent approve of how he’s dealing with foreign policy, the worst of his years in office.

    By 42-32 percent, voters say their opinions of Obama make them more likely to vote this fall for a Republican than for a Democrat.

    And for the first time this election cycle, more people said they’d vote for a Republican than a Democrat for Congress, by 43 percent to 38 percent.
    “The Democrats are sputtering,” said Lee Miringoff, the director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion in New York, which conducted the national survey.

    Republicans are making the campaign a referendum on Obama, hoping that discontent with the president will help them win control of the Senate and hold their majority in the House of Representatives.

    Republicans need a net gain of six seats to gain control of the Senate, which many analysts see as within reach. The Republicans’ House majority, now 234 to 199, appears safe.

    Obama and the Democrats have introduced proposals that could appeal to their base of supporters, including paying men and women equally, easing student-loan burdens and increasing the federal minimum wage. But support for the Democrats has continued to erode.

    In December, voters’ opinions split evenly between the major parties. In February, they favored the Democrats by 2 percentage points, 46-44. In April, they favored the Democrats by 6 points, 48-42. Now they lean toward the Republicans by 5 points, 43-38.

    Independents are driving the change.

    The number of Americans who consider themselves independents has risen since Obama took office in 2009, Miringoff said, and now more of them are supporting Republicans.

    Independents break for Republicans over Democrats by 40-26, with 12 percent picking neither party and 22 percent undecided.

    “More people see themselves as independents, and those people seem to have bailed on Obama,” Miringoff said.

    Independents disapprove of Obama’s job performance by 53-35 percent. They turn thumbs down on his handling of the economy by 58-39 percent, the same as the national result. They disapprove of his work on foreign policy by 64-31.

    Republicans have the edge overall heading into the elections in all parts of the country, the poll found. One surprising source of support: Latino voters give only the edge to Democrats by 40-38 percent. Whites support Republicans by 48-34 percent; African-Americans support Democrats by 64-19 percent.

    Foreign crises are helping to drive down Obama’s standing.

    Just 30 percent approve of the way he’s handling the conflict between Israel and Hamas, while 55 percent disapprove. The numbers are worse among independents: 24-60 percent.

    Also, just 32 percent approve the way he’s handling the turmoil in Ukraine, while 51 percent disapprove. Independents approve by 24-54 percent.

    “None of these numbers are pretty,” Miringoff said.

    Obama’s drag on the party is evident across the country, with voters more likely to vote for a Republican than a Democrat by 8 percentage points in the Midwest, 10 points in the South, 11 points in the Northeast and 13 points in the West.

    Both genders are more likely to vote Republican than Democratic because of Obama, as are all age groups, whites and Latinos. African-Americans are more likely to vote for a Democrat.

    Twenty-six percent of voters think Congress should begin impeachment proceedings against Obama, while 69 percent do not. The numbers were the same among independents.

    With scant support, impeachment proceedings could produce a backlash that would help Democrats.

    By 43-38 percent, voters said they’d be more likely to vote for a Democrat than a Republican if Congress started impeachment hearings, reversing the Republican edge heading into the elections. Again defining the landscape, independents by 39-32 percent would be more likely to vote Democratic in reaction to impeachment proceedings.

    The House voted in July to sue Obama, accusing him of exceeding his authority in delaying the so-called employer mandate, a key provision of the 2010 health care law that congressional Republicans have aggressively sought to kill. The president has called the potential lawsuit a political stunt. Voters oppose a lawsuit by 58-34 percent.

    House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, says such a lawsuit wouldn’t be a prelude to impeaching Obama, brushing aside demands for that from a few on the right such as Sarah Palin and former Rep. Allen West, R-Fla.

  10. Absolutely freespirit. He’s a narcissist. People are nothing but objects to a narcissist – someone he can either get something from or can’t.

    I doubt even his campaign trips are really for money to him – I think he primarily likes them – NEEDS them – to have his applause fix to keep the thin veneer of his narcisssm from cracking and his having to see a fraud in the mirror.

    Reality is really starting to knock on the door to his bubble, as more media are starting to do their job, Hillary finally taking some steps away, and the polls and applauding crowds diminishing. It’s not going to be pretty when he catches a glimpse in that fraud mirror.

    Oh, and I “love” how the media is staying “he’s not trying anymore”! Excuse me, he never DID try, he coasted, but media didn’t call him on it, and the stakes are getting higher now. Everyone is telling him to do his job – but all he ever did was pretend he was above it all.

  11. Exciting to see this post flesh out the bits and pieces I’d heard.

    Re vacation, intuition tells me Obama is up at Martha’s having us think he is playing, but really he & Mooch is establishing detail of what must be done for Dems to win GE. Calling in all the faithful and rich. Holding fundraisers like crazy. Lining up churches to hold voter registrations ….

    ————————–
    Mailed yesterday, a thumbnail overview of the audacity of The Democratic Primary 2008. My only hope is that it unsettles a few on either side of the aisle.
    https://twitter.com/viannahlee/status/499153500178485248/photo/1

    In getting it ready I found a 2006 picture of Obama at a Bob Casey for US Senate rally. I did not know those two were that close that early.

  12. More buzz about Hillary moving away from President Poison.
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    By Niall Stanage – 08/12/14 06:00 AM EDT
    Hillary Clinton’s recent interview with The Atlantic featured some of her toughest criticism yet of President Obama.

    She put new sharpness into her long-standing belief that the United States should have moved faster to arm Syrian rebels fighting against the regime of President Bashar Assad.

    “The failure to do that left a big vacuum, which the jihadists have now filled,” she said.

    The forcefulness of her rejection of a key Obama foreign-policy maxim — “don’t do stupid stuff” — was also telling.

    “Great nations need organizing principles,” she said “And ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle.”

    Still, these are far from the first instances of Clinton putting distance between herself and the president she served as secretary of State.

    Here are six other examples:

    Iran nuclear deal

    Last November, the Obama administration, five other major world powers and Iran announced an interim deal on the future of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.

    Under the terms, Iran agreed to freeze some of the infrastructure around its nuclear effort and halted the installation of new centrifuges that could be used to enrich uranium. In return, some sanctions were eased.

    The deal was intended to be a way station en route to a comprehensive deal. But, addressing an American Jewish Congress gala in March, Clinton made her skepticism plain.

    “The odds of reaching that comprehensive agreement are not good,” she said. “I am also personally skeptical that the Iranians would follow through and deliver. I have seen their behavior over the years.”

    Bowe Bergdahl

    Clinton avoided directly answering whether she would have approved the deal with the Taliban that freed US Army Sgt. Bowe Berghdal in May. Former officials, widely presumed to be Clinton allies, said that she would have preferred to strike a tougher deal.

    According to a CNN.com report in early June, “Clinton did not trust the Haqqani network believed to have held him, the former officials said, and was skeptical that the trade would lead to peace with the Taliban.”

    U.S. spying

    The allegation that US intelligence agencies intercepted calls on Angela Merkel’s cellphone infuriated the German chancellor when it emerged in October 2013.

    Merkel called President Obama to complain directly, her spokesman telling reporters, “She unmistakably disapproves of, and views as completely unacceptable, such practices.”

    In a Fox News interview in June, Clinton lambasted the snooping.

    “It was absolutely uncalled for. There is work that we need to do with the Germans and inside Germany,” she said. “That has nothing to do with Angela Merkel’s cellphone and that should be off-limits.”

    IRS targeting controversy

    In the same Fox News interview, Clinton was asked about the controversy over the IRS and its apparent targeting of political groups.

    Asked about President Obama’s description of the issue as a “phony scandal,” Clinton demurred.

    “I think that any time the IRS is involved, for many people it’s a real scandal,” she said. “I don’t have the details but I think what President Obama means is there was not a lot of evidence this was deliberate, but that’s why the investigation needs to continue.”

    Cuban embargo

    In her book “Hard Choices,” Clinton asserts that she sought to persuade President Obama to lift or ease the embargo on Cuba.

    She has amplified her argument in other public appearances. In a late July interview with the Fusion television network, she said: “I think it has propped up the Castros because they can blame everything on the embargo.”

    She also noted, however, that Obama had eased some restrictions during his first term and that she had supported those moves.

    The ‘selling’ of the United States

    In an interview last month with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, Clinton complained that the United States — and, by implication, the Obama administration — was not communicating effectively.

    “We have to go back out and sell ourselves. It is not to be taken for granted,” she said. “What do we stand for and how do we intend to lead and manage? How do we try to enlist the rest of the world in this struggle between cooperation and order and conflict and disorder which is really at the root of so much that’s going on today? And I don’t think we’ve done a very good job of that.”

    Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/international/214901-six-times-clinton-has-broken-from-obama#ixzz3ABSoL053
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  13. Barack throws a little hissy fit because people are criticizing his policy in Syria . No class. No dignity. Less presidential than any president in the history of this country. How dare anyone disagree with him?! He has been given a free pass for six years. Media has never questioned him. His party has allowed him to drive it into the ground. Hell, even the Republicans were reluctant to disagree with him, lest they be accused of racism.

    Unaccustomed to being held accountable, Barack had no practiced remarks with which to defuse the criticism. Unable to think of anything presidential to say, he just called the critical remarks “horse s**t”.
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    Report: Obama told lawmakers that Syria criticism was ‘horse****’

    By: Rebecca Shabad – 08/12/14 07:39 AM EDT

    President Obama recently told lawmakers that their criticism of his policy in Syria is “horse****,” according to a report published late Monday.

    A member of Congress told The Daily Beast Obama used the expletive during a July 31 meeting at the White House just before the August recess.

    Another lawmaker also said that the president got visibly angry after both Democrats and Republicans questioned the administration’s policy.

    Many lawmakers and Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have urged Obama to arm Syrian rebels to push back at Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime and militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

    Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), the top Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, attended the meeting and asked a long question in which he sharply criticized a series of U.S. foreign policies, one lawmaker said.

    Obama responded by defending the administration’s approach in Syria, arguing that the idea that arming the rebels earlier would have produced a better outcome was “horse****,” the lawmaker told The Daily Beast.

    White House officials confirmed the tense exchange, but did not confirm the president used the expletive, the report said.

    Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/international/214905-report-obama-told-lawmakers-criticism-of-syria-policy-is-horse#ixzz3ABWt0FQM
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  14. You’re right, loran. He didn’t try. And in not trying he reveals how little he cares. When working on a job, a service project or doing something for a person or people we care about, most of us can’t not try. It’s important to us. We’re interested and engaged. We may research previous ways of accomplishing the task, or seek out advice from various experts on the issue that is the focus of our efforts (not just people who will agree with us). We may become so absorbed in our work we lose track of time, forgetting to eat or to go on vacation. We cannot help investing blood,, sweat, and tears into the job because it’s important.

    Sadly, being president never effected Barack in such a way. His effort has gone into promoting himself, entertaining celebrities, appearing on TV, vacationing. His time in office has been all about him – not America.

  15. Admin: you have done an extremely effective job of tying the Cost article into everything else that is going on as we watch the presidency of the most intelligent man to ever occupy the oval office melt away into oblivion, with the only the words first black president left in the dirt to mark its passing.

    I have read Cost’s articles and his book. I find much in his comments to agree with. But he is eminently fallible as we saw in his predictions for 2012. But here, there is enough corroborating material to warrant the conclusion that he is right, when he suggests that in a stay the course–or return to normalcy election Hillary cannot be beaten. Thus she is vulnerable to the same strategy we saw in 2008, one of painting her out to be a fixture in an bi partisan establishment that the public detests, and sees for what it is, just as by now they should also see big media not as a seeker of truth and surely not on their side–a delusion I myself harbored until 2008, but as an appendage of the status quo.

    Polling indicates that 2 out of 3 people in this country would vote for an outsider, someone who is not part of the big scam in Washington, if they thought that person could win. The problem the Republicans have is with the establishment in control, the chances they will come up with a candidate like that are approximately zero. They are slaves to a seniority system, and the corrosive influence of big money. The closest they have to someone who will fit the bill given those constraints is John Kasik. Of all the opponents Hillary could face, he would be the most formidable. Rand Paul is dull as paint, Rubio has been harmed by his betrayal of the base on immigration, Bush is Bush, Christie is the fat man, no, their best shot is Kasik. But he too is beatable.

    In so stating, I neglected to mention Ted Cruz, my favorite. He is too closely aligned with the American People,and too willing to take on the establishment to pass through the gauntlet. And more is the pity for that. Hillary is a policy wonk, a pragmatist, a problem solver. Let us hope we like the solutions, better than we like Benghazi.

  16. Thursday, August 07, 2014

    Well, I never felt more like crying all night
    Cause everythn’s wrong
    And nuth’n aint right
    Mess-I-ah
    He’s always sing’n the blues . . .

    A scapegoat artist without peer: Bush, Republicans, wrong side of history, white people etc.
    A claim jumper on positive news: second quarter growth, killing of ben Ladin etc.
    Good ol’ big media beloved barcrack banana
    Incontrovertible proof of the sheer stupidity of the American voter
    And the utter corruption of big media

    ————–

    The Obama Blues

    “Why the long downhill slide for the Obama presidency?

    Short answer: He has talked his way into it.” Daniel Henninger, WSJ

    Is it really a “gift” to make all sides think he agrees with them?

    Isn’t that classic passive aggressive?

    “A cranial gong goes off when Barack Obama starts droppin’ “g’s.” The American president who is seen discoursing eloquently at the African leaders summit hits the stump and suddenly he sounds like Gabby Hayes. “Folks like you are havin’ a hard time makin’ it when the wealthiest are grabbin’ it all in for themselves.” . . . “Stop bein’ mad all the time. Stop just hatin’ all the time.” He is a politician talking his way to an approval rating in the presidential red zone that lies below 40.”— Daniel Henninger

  17. wbboei…this man insults the intelligence of the American people and the Democratic lapdogs enable him…

    more narcissistic behavior…thinking he has everyone under his spell

    ************************************************

    wbboei

    August 12, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    “A cranial gong goes off when Barack Obama starts droppin’ “g’s.” The American president who is seen discoursing eloquently at the African leaders summit hits the stump and suddenly he sounds like Gabby Hayes. “Folks like you are havin’ a hard time makin’ it when the wealthiest are grabbin’ it all in for themselves.” . . . “Stop bein’ mad all the time. Stop just hatin’ all the time.” He is a politician talking his way to an approval rating in the presidential red zone that lies below 40.”— Daniel Henninger

    *****************************************************

    Lorac, well said

    lorac

    August 12, 2014 at 12:24 am

  18. freespirit…

    this is why O is alway tied to his teleprompter…once he is stripped of that ever present crutch, his telepromter, this is what he is reduced to…

    the great orator is inarticulate and reduced to slang and swearing

    ***************************************************************
    freespirit

    August 12, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Barack throws a little hissy fit because people are criticizing his policy in Syria . No class. No dignity. Less presidential than any president in the history of this country

    Unable to think of anything presidential to say, he just called the critical remarks “horse s**t”.

  19. Update: Thanks to Powerline for making us a “pick” of the day. Hillary Clinton’s bitch slap of Obama will now resound.

    Barack Obama with his usual class (low) and style (crass, sleazy) responded to Hillary Clinton truth-telling by calling critiques of his failed Syria policy “horseshit”. Obama’s scatological obsessions are lately on full display. Obama was aware of the coming Hillary attack and he made his shitty remarks to a group of lawmakers at the White House.

    The scum called Axelrod also rises with a defense of Obama on Twitter. “Axelrod hits back at Hillary: When we say “don’t do stupid stuff,” we mean stuff like occupying Iraq“:

    I … did not expect to see big-name Democratic strategists needling the party’s next nominee over her biggest foreign policy liability in a public forum, but maybe Ax figures he has nothing to lose. [snip]

    He’s better off protecting his and O’s legacy, he probably figures, by reminding a skeptical base that she voted for “Bush’s war” while Obama opposed it.

    Just one really obvious problem with that logic, though. Jake Tapper, who normally stays out of political food fights on Twitter, couldn’t resist the obvious counterpoint:

    Hmmmmm and can you think of any former senators/secretaries of state who voted to do that? https://t.co/wV39HaJ228

    O’s inner circle was and is a who’s who of believers in “stupid sh*t.” His first Secretary of State voted for war in Iraq, as did her successor (who was, by the way, the party’s nominee for president in 2004). So did his handpicked VP.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbO-kgB-ZI4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX1gdpEFAzg

    Liar. Biggest fairy tale ever.

    Hillary Clinton better realize, and she is as we document below in our main article, that Barack Obama will do anything for himself and that means making sure Hillary Clinton 2016 is not his legacy. Keep those bitch slaps of Obama coming Hillary.

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  20. This is what Clinton said about Obama’s slogan: “Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle.”

  21. http://www.mediaite.com/tv/john-oliver-rips-obamas-reluctant-iraq-airstrikes/

    At the top of his weekly show Sunday night, John Oliver spent a couple of minutes recapping the biggest news story of the week: President Barack Obama’s decision to launch military airstrikes in Iraq. “On Friday, you might have felt a whiff of nostalgia in the air,” Oliver said. “And I’m not talking about ninja turtles.”

    As Oliver put it, the world is starting to feel a bit of “déjà boom,” but when the president made the announcement he tried hard to make two things clear: “One, that this was the right thing to do. And two, how little he wanted to do it.”

    “I’ve got to say the president sounds a lot like a girl who’s trying to reassure her friends that she’s not getting back together with the ex-boyfriend that they all hate,” Oliver said, after playing a clip of Obama’s speech. “‘Look guys, I’m just getting a drink with Iraq. He’s having a really tough time right.’”

    Members of the media picked up on this theme, invariably describing Obama’s war posture as “reluctant.”

    Oh yes, reluctance,” Oliver said. “It’s always been the best tone for leaders to use when inspiring troops before battle.” Then, of course, he imagined what Henry V’s “Once more unto the breach” monologue would have sounded like with a similar level of reluctance.

  22. Ross Douthat argues that Obama’s reported action, while legal, is nonetheless unfair and sets a dangerous precedent.
    ——————
    Legal?

    Or, not illegal??

    Under these circumstances???

    Douthat is unwise to concede the legal argument.

    If it is done, there will be no going back, believe me.

    Hard cases make bad law and bad law makes for a thousand misfortunes.

    If this is done, then it is imperative that everyone who has respected our laws and waited their turn to emigrate, must be granted legal status and preference over ALL illegals on any path to citizenship as part of the deal.

    Anything less will reward illegal behavior over legal behavior.

    Also, illegals shall have no right to social services, lest they immerse the system.

    Hard cases make bad law.

  23. admin
    August 12, 2014 at 3:19 pm
    ———–
    Make the world go away alright.

    But I prefer a different rendition:

    Make the Anti-Christ Obama Go Away

    Because it sure looks like the end times for this nation.

    What? Me? Worry???

  24. Devoid of common sense, narcissistic to a fault, and chalk full of all that book larnin’ (I am learning to drop my “g’s” too, ‘cuz it’s now de rigger), isn’t Obama the quintessential over-educated idiot? He is so precious, that Maria Shriver can have him, a 160 pound weakling dripping wet. What a complete farce. What a pathological liar. What a dance of the seven veils that got him here. And like The Producers, they sold 1000% of the return on this flight from reality. But compared to the American voter, Obama is the genius that Michale Beschloss told us he was.

  25. Comes now the lowest scumbag in the lot–shit for brains Axelgrease. He calls Hillary’s valid criticism of Obama’s foreign policy meltdown what? Horse shit?? Well, before we linger on that felicitous characterization, bear in mind that the architects of the disaster some people call a foreign policy were: i) Jarrett, ii) Brennan, and iii) yup, you guessed it, good old Axelgrease.

    Not Hillary.

    It therefore follows that she has no obligation defend, much less praise the merits of this cloud cuckoo land approach to foreign policy, and the concomitant meltdown of American power, prestige and leverage across the world.

    I will not say someone should rip his tonsils out. No, that would be impolite. I would simply point out the Axelrod has betrayed our country and made many enemies along the way, that he would be wise to avoid dark alleys. Furthermore, he needs to shut the fuck up/

  26. This is for those who now write that Hillary did not discuss her differences with Obama over Syria in her book Hard Choices:

    I returned to Washington reasonably confident that if we decided to begin arming and training moderate Syrian rebels, we could put in place effective coordination with our regional partners. By now interagency planning was in high gear, and Petraeus presented the plan to the President. He listened carefully and had a lot of questions. He worried that arming the rebels was not likely to be enough to drive Assad from power and that with all the weapons already flowing into the country from Arab nations, our contributions would hardly be decisive. And there were always unintended consequences to consider.

    …Petraeus and I argued that there was a big difference between Qatar and Saudi Arabia dumping weapons into the country and the United States responsibly training and equipping a nonextremist rebel force. And getting control of that mess was a big part of our plan’s rationale.
    What’s more, the goal was not to build up a force strong enough to defeat the regime. Rather the idea was to give us a partner on the ground we could work with that could do enough to convince Assad and his backers that a military victory was impossible. It wasn’t a perfect plan, by any means. In fact, the best I could say for it was that it was the least bad option among many even worse alternatives.

    Despite high-level support from the National Security Council, some in the White House were skeptical. After all, the President had been elected in large part because of his opposition to the war in Iraq and his promise to bring the troops home. Getting entangled in any way in another sectarian civil war in theMiddle East was not what he had in mind when coming into office. And the President thought we needed more time to evaluate the Syrian opposition before escalating our commitment.
    No one likes to lose a debate, including me. But this was the President’s call and I respected his deliberations and decision. From the beginning of our partnership, he had promised me that I would always get a fair hearing. And I always did. In this case, my position didn’t prevail. …

  27. Admin

    See what I mean about Ron (Fournier)/

    His biography is informative on this particular point.

    It provides, in relevant part:

    Fournier is a native of Detroit, Michigan. He attended the University of Detroit.

    Attended means he went there but did not graduate.

    Then as now, he does not like reading books.

    But that does not stop him from bloviating about them, and making propaganda points.

    About this incompetent young whippersnapper, it is fair to say this:

    He learned everything about not being a journalist, but a propagandist, from his stint at AP.

  28. Admin, I don’t think it was smart on Hillary’s part to talk about arming Syrian MODERATE rebels, when they have become synonymous or purported originators of ISIS. The rebels didn’t walk around with a MODERATE label on their forehead. It makes Obama look good for not going along with her and Patreaus, because going along would have meant more weapons to dubious rebels. That excerpt you cited above is lame — somehow the US was going to figure out who the moderates were and arm them but not to oust Bashar — nobody is going to understand all the nuances.

    Hillary, pick something else to whack Obama. There must be lots of things that only you know.

    OTH, Megan Mcardle is talking about the opportunity lost in 2008.

    http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2014-08-11/when-obama-beat-hillary-we-all-lost

  29. Great post Admin!

    I see Hillary doesn’t always tell the truth, “…Obama is a very intelligent man”.

    Oh Lordie, stop me from rolling on the floor in laughter.

    The more the idiot Obama ridicules Hillary, the sharper her jabs back will get.

    She’s held her tongue too long and Hillary needs to release her inner Crackin

  30. PM317 we would agree with you if Hillary talked about “moderate rebels”. But “moderate” was a term used by Goldberg not Hillary. You should read the entire interview which is very impressive (and which we will be discussing in future installments in this series).

    Here is the relevant excerpt regarding your comment:

    http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/08/hillary-clinton-failure-to-help-syrian-rebels-led-to-the-rise-of-isis/375832/?single_page=true

    JG: Do you think we’d be where we are with ISIS right now if the U.S. had done more three years ago to build up a moderate Syrian opposition?

    HRC: Well, I don’t know the answer to that. I know that the failure to help build up a credible fighting force of the people who were the originators of the protests against Assad—there were Islamists, there were secularists, there was everything in the middle—the failure to do that left a big vacuum, which the jihadists have now filled.

    They were often armed in an indiscriminate way by other forces and we had no skin in the game that really enabled us to prevent this indiscriminate arming.

    At no point is Hillary delusional and talking about “moderates”. She knows the neighborhood.

  31. Also PM317, Hillary’s attack is far reaching and not just about Syria and ISIS. Hillary made other very specific and startling attacks against Obama regarding Bill Clinton, Netanyahu, and the leadership of Gaza and the West Bank:

    http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/08/hillary-clinton-failure-to-help-syrian-rebels-led-to-the-rise-of-isis/375832/?single_page=true

    JG: Several years ago, when you were in the Senate, we had a conversation about what would move Israeli leaders to make compromises for peace. You’ve had a lot of arguments with Netanyahu. What is your thinking on Netanyahu now?

    HRC: Let’s step back. First of all, [former Israeli Prime Minister] Yitzhak Rabin was prepared to do so much and he was murdered for that belief. And then [former Israeli Prime Minister] Ehud Barak offered everything you could imagine being given under any realistic scenario to the Palestinians for their state, and [former Palestinian leader Yasir] Arafat walked away. I don’t care about the revisionist history. I know that Arafat walked away, okay? Everybody says, “American needs to say something.” Well, we said it, it was the Clinton parameters, we put it out there, and Bill Clinton is adored in Israel, as you know. He got Netanyahu to give up territory, which Netanyahu believes lost him the prime ministership [in his first term], but he moved in that direction, as hard as it was.

    Bush pretty much ignored what was going on and they made a terrible error in the Palestinian elections [in which Hamas came to power in Gaza], but he did come with the Roadmap [to Peace] and the Roadmap was credible and it talked about what needed to be done, and this is one area where I give the Palestinians credit. Under [former Palestinian Prime Minister] Salam Fayyad, they made a lot of progress.

    I had the last face-to-face negotiations between Abbas and Netanyahu. [Secretary of State John] Kerry never got there. I had them in the room three times with [former Middle East negotiator] George Mitchell and me, and that was it. And I saw Netanyahu move from being against the two-state solution to announcing his support for it, to considering all kinds of Barak-like options, way far from what he is, and what he is comfortable with.

    Now I put Jerusalem in a different category. That is the hardest issue, Again, based on my experience—and you know, I got Netanyahu to agree to the unprecedented settlement freeze, it did not cover East Jerusalem, but it did cover the West Bank and it was actually legitimate and it did stop new housing starts for 10 months. It took me nine months to get Abbas into the negotiations even after we delivered on the settlement freeze, he had a million reasons, some of them legitimate, some of them the same old, same old.

    So what I tell people is, yeah, if I were the prime minister of Israel, you’re damn right I would expect to have control over security [on the West Bank], because even if I’m dealing with Abbas, who is 79 years old, and other members of Fatah, who are enjoying a better lifestyle and making money on all kinds of things, that does not protect Israel from the influx of Hamas or cross-border attacks from anywhere else. With Syria and Iraq, it is all one big threat. So Netanyahu could not do this in good conscience. If this were Rabin or Barak in his place—and I’ve talked to Ehud about this—they would have to demand a level of security that would be provided by the [Israel Defense Forces] for a period of time. And in my meetings with them I got Abbas to about six, seven, eight years on continued IDF presence. Now he’s fallen back to three, but he was with me at six, seven, eight. I got Netanyahu to go from forever to 2025. That’s a negotiation, okay? So I know. Dealing with Bibi is not easy, so people get frustrated and they lose sight of what we’re trying to achieve here.

    “You’re damn right I would have….” Hillary at her best.

  32. Shadowfax, we can easily picture Hillary cackle herself onto the floor laughing as she recounts to Bill her compliments to Obama in interviews. Bill then throws his head back laughing, tears welling as he says “that Barack is going to explode with that one — you’re gonna get him up to two packs a day and Michelle… well… Michelle must be yanking every sleeve in D.C. by now. Keep up the psych ops Hill. I’ll chime in soon and bring Barry up to three packs a day.”

  33. admin,

    the excerpt I was referring to was from Hard Choices you put in your comment and she does use the term moderate to describe the rebels:

    “I returned to Washington reasonably confident that if we decided to begin arming and training moderate Syrian rebels,… ”

    I am sure there are lots of incriminating things she knows but she should stay away from Libya, Syria, Egypt,..and leave those failures to Obama to explain, or give details that make him look bad and not shoot herself in the foot. She could tell us where Obama was on the night of Benghazi.. in the interviews when she did talk about that topic, she didn’t hang him, and she gave him a way out, if I remember correctly. There is no room for errors here. People are not going to take the time to read between the lines as we do. Even her flattering of Obama should be tamped down. When everybody else is realizing the mistake of 2008, why should she go around giving him compliments? Masses are stupid and they are not as engaged in politics as some of us are.

  34. And you are right. she should talk about what she would have done with Israel situation to bring about peace and how Obama WH didn’t do squat and (maybe) hampered(?) her from doing stuff (not stupid stuff) she wanted to do. Stay away from Libya, Syria, and Egypt..unless she can explain her part that won’t come back to bite her.

  35. Love it. I hope the Clintons are laughing their asses off. Pathetic Assholerod and his stupid snark about stupid. The king clown fucktard is a duck in a shooting gallery. All Hillary has to do is time her darts.

  36. Stop it! Stop using the word “liberal” for those who give us a politically correct piece of crap which amounts to an apologia for the establishment which is robbing the American People blind.

    And above all, stop calling that little nerd Ron Fournier a liberal. He is nothing more than an beltway denizen. If only he had matriculated and gotten his sheepskin from the University of Detroit, including a good geography less, then perhaps we would realize that the beltway does not stretch north to the Canadian border, south to the Rio Grande (notice I did not say southern border because today we have no southern border) and west to the Pacific Ocean.

    Earth to Ron: there is a world outside the beltway. Yes there is. Dr. Livingston I presume. Despite his laudable tenure in Detroit, Ron has missed that fact, which is rather obvious to most third graders. He knows nothing about who they are, what they think, and in the words of Kipling: Tommy ain’t no bloomin’ fool, you bet that Tommy sees. (God damn it, there I go again, dropping the ‘g’s, just like the Messiah, when he stoops to talk to the masses)

    He and his high falut’n colleagues (who are credentially challenged, in that they went only to Harvard and not to the University of Detroit, making them arrogant as well as ignorant) see this battle in the Republican party as a battle by conservatives for ideological purity. That however is a lie. And, believe me, he knows it. Good old Ron.

    As Erickson points out it is about something far more important than ideological purity. It is about making sure that the system, which is heavily weighted in favor of the elites–that would the beltway crowd, Ron, and against the interests of the people in the rest of the country, is reformed to reflect the “general welfare”.

    Hey Ron. Life is tough. But it is even tougher when you are stupid.

  37. Lu4PUMA

    August 12, 2014 at 7:24 pm

    Love it. I hope the Clintons are laughing their asses off. Pathetic Assholerod and his stupid snark about stupid. The king clown fucktard is a duck in a shooting gallery. All Hillary has to do is time her darts.
    ——-
    Well stated Lu.

    Very good.

    A+.

    Like they said to Lana Turner at Snyders Drug Store at Hollywood and Vine:

    Kiddo–you ought to be in pictures:

  38. Success has many fathers, and sometimes failure is not an orphan.

    Question: what was the critical factor in the rise of ISIS?

    1. Obama’s overthrow of Mubarak?

    2. Obama’s overthrow of Kadafi?

    3. Obama’s failure to support the student revolution in Iran?

    4. Obama’s announcement that we would be leaving Iraq on a date certain?

    5. Obama’s failure to launch military action against Assad?

    6. Obama’s dismissal of ISIS as a “junior varsity” squad.

    Obama ain’t just smart.

    He is Harvard smart.

    And he is on the right side of history, he is.

    And the results including genocide, refugees, etc. show us what a smart Messiah he is.

    Well, he got his wish.

    We are no longer the consequential nation we once were.

    Thanks to him, and to big media.

  39. Unlike new Hollywood, Lauren Bacall was old Hollywood, and she wore it well.

    Unlike new Hollywood, Lauren Bacall was a friend to Hillary.

    It is sad to see her passing.

    She did manage to outlive Bogie by 57 years.

  40. Garbage scow Maureen Dowd attacks Hillary using Robin Williams. Garbage scow’s latest column is mocked even on sites that do not support or like Hillary. Here is the Scow garbage intro:

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/08/12/maureen-dowd-delivers-the-combo-robin-williams-tribute-and-hillary-bashing-column-youve-been-waiting-for/

    WASHINGTON — I talked to Robin Williams once, about breasts.

    In 1993, when he played a prim British nanny in “Mrs. Doubtfire,” I went to interview him at his Pacific Heights house.

    “It’s great to be this blue-mouthed old lady hitting on somebody,” he said, in his character’s soft Scottish burr, “opening your blouse and saying, ‘What about these? Behold my dirty pillows, my fun bags. Come nurse at the fountain of bliss.’ ”

    He was 42 then, wearing his Popeye outfit, a blue-striped T-shirt and black baggy jeans. Surrounded by kids, a rabbit and an iguana, we talked about everything from John Belushi to his father, a stern Ford Motor Company executive.

    As our interview ended, I was telling him about my friend Michael Kelly’s idea for a 1-900 number, not one to call Asian beauties or Swedish babes, but where you’d have an amorous chat with a repressed Irish woman. Williams delightedly riffed on the caricature, playing the role of an older Irish woman answering the sex line in a brusque brogue, ordering a horny caller to go to the devil with his impure thoughts and disgusting desire.

    I couldn’t wait to play the tape for Kelly, who doubled over in laughter.

    So when I think of Williams, I think of Kelly. And when I think of Kelly, I think of Hillary, because Michael was the first American reporter to die in the Iraq invasion, and Hillary Clinton was one of the 29 Democratic senators who voted to authorize that baloney war.

    This red-headed superheroine was on her way to rescue the world from neocon warmongers, but she just had to stop and drop some names first. The rest of the column is a thorough bashing of Hillary Clinton, not just for backing the Iraq War, but for being insufficiently loyal to her male boss— you know, the one who called her “likeable enough”— which seems an odd thing for the author of “Are Men Necessary?” to object to.

  41. More from garbage scow:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/13/opinion/maureen-dowd-its-the-loyalty-stupid.html?referrer=&_r=2

    It’s the Loyalty, Stupid [snip]

    For me to believe that Hillary would be a good president, I would need to feel that she had learned something from that deadly, globe-shattering vote — a calculated attempt to be tough and show that, as a Democratic woman, she was not afraid to use power.

    Yet, she’s still at it.

    With the diplomatic finesse of a wrecking ball, the former diplomat gave an interview to The Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, a hawk, in a calculated attempt to be tough and show that, as a Democratic woman, she’s not afraid to use power.

    Channeling her pal John McCain, she took a cheap shot at President Obama when his approval rating on foreign policy had dropped to 36 percent, calling him a wimp just as he was preparing to order airstrikes against ISIS.

    As one Democrat noted, citing the callous Clintonian principle that unpopular things make foolish investments: “If Obama was at 63 instead of 36, she’d be happy to be Robin to his Batman.”

    It’s not that she’s too old, despite nasty cracks on conservative websites like the Washington Free Beacon. It’s that she’s too old-think, thrusting herself forward as a hawk at a time when hawks — in the season of Elizabeth Warren and Rand Paul — aren’t so cool. Americans are sick of the idea that we should plunge in and plant our flag in the ground and work out the details later. It’s a complicated world, where you cross the border from Syria to Iraq and your allies are the enemy.

    Hillary booed the president, who has been boosting her at the expense of his own vice president, and said that, as secretary of state, she had wanted to do more to help the Syrian rebels. She said that Obama’s “failure” in Syria led to the rise of ISIS and sniped about Obama’s slogan: “Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle.”

    Saying you can’t live by slogans is rich, coming from someone whose husband’s presidency was built on “It’s the economy, stupid.”

    Besides, a Times article by Tim Arango and Eric Schmitt demonstrated that “at every turn” the rise of ISIS’s self-styled caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, had been shaped by the United States’ involvement in Iraq — putting the ball of blame back in Hillary’s court.

    The neocon Weekly Standard gleefully printed her remarks with her byline under the headline: “Special Guest Editorial: Obama’s Foreign Policy Failures.”

    David Axelrod tartly tweeted: “Just to clarify: ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ means stuff like occupying Iraq in the first place, which was a tragically bad decision.”

    Hillary may know that she seemed unseemly. She called Obama to assert that she wasn’t attacking him, trying to avoid an awkward encounter when they both attend a Vernon Jordan party Wednesday night at the Martha’s Vineyard golf course where the president has been relaxing while the world explodes.

    After buoying Hillary, Obama is learning the truth of another unofficial slogan in politics: “The Clintons will be there when they need you.”

    All those people supporting Hillary now that supported Obama in 2008 are only doing so to support Obama now. Hillary needs to get rid of all of them now. Gather loyal supporters only. Get rid of Tommy the dude Vietor. Purge all Oboobererama supporters. Cull them.

    Hillary, surround yourself with supporters not these treacherous Obama thugs. Do you hear us now?

  42. Mailed yesterday, a thumbnail overview of the audacity of The Democratic Primary 2008. My only hope is that it unsettles a few on either side of the aisle.
    https://twitter.com/viannahlee/status/499153500178485248/photo/1

    holdem, I’m not very twitter literate, so maybe I’m not understanding – but I went to this link and tried clicking on the links within, and they all went back to the same page above, the one I was on – is that right? I especially wanted to see the one you had about May 31, 2008, but as I wrote, it was one that just went to the same page – am I supposed to do something different than I did? Thx.

  43. here comes my two cent vent…

    Admin,

    I would love to think that Hillary will get rid of the O clingers and purge them all…but I have my doubts…this is really one time when I hope my doubts are completely unfounded…

    but when I think back to, sorry to say, but to the naivete of the 2008 campaign…the lack of forsight and preparation with the caucuses…the seemingly O moles inside her inner circle…being tagged a racist…the reliance on Penn, etc, etc…

    and fast forward to Bill and Hill coming to the rescue when O was sinking while trying to hang on to win his second term…

    and then as some of us have already said…Hill’s continued exagerated deference to O…

    and finally she starts carving her own destiny and now goes out of her way to erase that line she has drawn and make nice with O with her phone call, while having the people O once employed to destroy her…working for her…

    …the whole thing leaves me cold…this is her time…Hillary’s time…I do not want to see her kissing his whatever…I am sick of hearing her praising him…he is a failure…

    Hillary be your own person…screw the rest of them…speak your mind…you can do it with poise and eloquently…it does not have to be insulting…and Hillary is deft on the issues and can talk circles around O without even notes while he is left to stutter and say “I agree with what Hillary said”

    I remember sitting right in front of her in NYC during the Demo convention and she had Tipper by her side…and Hillary went on and on about many issues without even a notecard in front of her…no teleprompter…this woman is brilliant…she cannot let her opportunity pass her by…she must be vigilante this time…and not walk into any traps…

    …Hillary must speak for herself and damn it…let the chips fall where they may…she cannot be afraid that she might hurt poor little O or his ego…I know she has to be diplomatic while playing this game but…

    Hillary’s camp needs to get the info out on how she was treated by O at State and how O’s inner circle called alot of the shots

    (good example given by Marc Ginsberg when he gave that example of how O reversed what Hillary was in the process of doing, I think on the way to Turkey)…she should not take the freaking fall for him…I am sorry…enough…I expect Hillary…and Bill to be much smarter this time around…this is it…

    I hope she is not planning some packaged campaign patched together and having to placate O with her every utterance…(and keep propping him up)

    …many of us having been waiting for Hillary to be front and center for a long, long time…again…this is her time…essentially her last shot at the brass ring…

    Hillary must seperate herself from O and not be afraid to be herself…otherwise she is going to get swallowed up by the media and O’s failures…it will be a constant drumbeat…

    She has alot of charm…she is likeable…now she has to be Hillary, her own person…not an appendage of O’s administration and his PAST…he does not know what the hell he is doing and has no work ethic…she is a workhorse…

    screw you Dowdie…Hillary does not owe any loyalty to O..she paid those dues…her loyalty is to herself … once and for all…it is her time…and if you do not like it…tough…

    Hillary is the future…she has her own way of doing things and they will be different from O…plain and simple…say it nicely but make no mistake and let it be known…she is the change we have been waiting for and that we want and need…

    He had his chance…and went golfing…

  44. …right on cue…

    http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/the-obama-clinton-detente-how-long-will-it-last-109970.html

    Obama and Clinton: The rivalry returns

    By MAGGIE HABERMAN and CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN | 8/13/14 12:08 AM EDT

    snip

    By Tuesday afternoon, Clinton had called Obama as part of a very public attempt to kill the ugly headlines.

    Obama aides and some Clinton allies downplayed the 72-hour episode with dismissive complaints about a voracious media that have been looking for fissures between the two camps since the 2008 Democratic primary, and both sides made it clear they wanted to move on.

    “To me, this story is a classic August self-licking ice cream cone,” said Tommy Vietor, a former Obama aide who assisted Clinton with the rollout of her recent memoir, “Hard Choices.”

    Obama has a record and a legacy to solidify in the public’s mind before leaving the White House. The shot by Axelrod underscored that the president’s allies aren’t going to take the criticism without some kind of fight.

    snip

    They want the Democratic nominee to win, no matter who it is, and if that means creating distance, that’s fine. But they didn’t expect that to happen for a while because they assumed Clinton would want to show that she was part of a successful presidency, and undercutting Obama wouldn’t help. (ha, ha!)

    Several sources described Obama aides as angered by Clinton’s critiques, particularly because they came as the president is grappling with a string of global crises, from Ukraine to Iraq to Gaza. “I don’t think [they] expected her to say it while he’s in the middle of trying to resolve it,” said one of the Clinton backers.

    The low-grade grumbling blew into the open when Axelrod aired his grievance on Twitter. “Just to clarify: ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ means stuff like occupying Iraq in the first place, which was a tragically bad decision,” read the tweet from Axelrod. The tweet was an apparent swipe at Clinton’s vote to authorize the use of force in Iraq back when she was a senator, a vote she has described as the wrong choice in her memoir.

    Axelrod declined repeated requests to explain his tweet. Meanwhile, sources said that Clinton’s call to Obama on Tuesday was in the works before Axelrod took to Twitter.

    If anything, the overall flap has illustrated Clinton’s challenge in being viewed as authentic. The broad assumption among political elites was that, in making the comments to The Atlantic, Clinton, whose calculated approach to politics bedeviled her in 2008, was making a deliberate, quick pivot away from a president whose poll numbers are sinking.

    But Clinton has never been a natural performer — her muscle memory for politics is weak, and throughout her campaigns, she’s had a window of re-engaging before working out the kinks. What’s more, she has a skeleton political staff right now and has had difficulty switching toward a discussion of domestic policies. Because her memoir is about her time at the State Department, her views on foreign policy have been getting more attention.

    Considering the chaos in the Middle East now, including with the rise of the Islamic State terrorist group in Iraq, Clinton appeared to be having a moment of vindication for her more hawkish views, which some derided as too bellicose in her 2008 primary against Obama. And many of her supporters forcefully noted that she was merely articulating long-held, and publicly known, differences of opinion with Obama.

    The publicity over the tensions between the two camps seemed headed for overdrive in the lead-up to a cocktail party Wednesday night in Martha’s Vineyard that both Obama and Clinton are expected to attend. The president is vacationing on the Massachusetts summer retreat, and Clinton will be signing books at a local store. Both are friendly with Vernon Jordan, the host and Democratic Party fixture.

    In the statement revealing that Clinton had reached out to the president to assure him her comments to Goldberg were not meant as an “attack,” her spokesman emphasized how well Clinton regards Obama.

    “Like any two friends who have to deal with the public eye,” spokesman Nick Merrill said, “she looks forward to hugging it out when she they see each other tomorrow night.”

    But while the call to the president may have effectively de-escalated this particular confrontation, it’s not likely to be the last.

    *****************************************************************

    O was supposed to part the seas and rule the world…well the world is on fire and in shambles on his watch…not hers…the truth hurts…

  45. she is going to hear from both sides anyway…so just do your own thing Hillary..

    http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/08/12/236262/hillary-gets-it-from-right-and.html?sp=/99/100/&ihp=1

    Hillary gets it from right and left on break with Obama

    snip

    “This is one smart lady. Nothing happens by coincidence,” said Aaron David Miller, a former adviser to Democrats and Republicans at the State Department who now serves as a distinguished scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. “It’s an attempt to differentiate herself from an unpopular president. This is inevitable. You are going to see more of it.”

    snip

    “Let’s be real, she was the Obama foreign policy for four years,” said Kirsten Kukowski, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Committee. “And in year five, it’s ridiculous to ask Americans to believe that the results we’re seeing today aren’t a product of Obama-Hillary diplomacy.”

    From the left, Obama’s longtime adviser, David Axelrod responded harshly to Clinton on Twitter. The liberal group MoveOn Political Action said Clinton should think before embracing the same policies that got America into the Iraq War.

    But some say that Clinton offers a philosophy on foreign policy that could be appealing to those who think Bush overreached and Obama under-reached.

    “The time is better now for Hillary Clinton’s message than 2008,” said David Rothkopf, a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a think tank, and CEO and editor of Foreign Policy magazine. “She has a foreign policy approach that is much more likely to be embraced in the general election.”

    Her moves suggest she’s assuming she can afford to upset Democratic primary voters while coasting to her party’s nomination, instead positioning herself for the general election.

    “Clinton may think she can write off the anti-interventionist left _ again _ and win the White House this time,” liberal writer Joan Walsh wrote at Salon.com. “But she may find out she’s wrong this time, too,” a reference to Clinton’s failed campaign against Obama for the Democratic nomination in 2008.

    Obama resists pressure to intervene militarily unless U.S. interests are at risk or Americans are threatened, placing his emphasis instead on training and supporting foreign governments or entities to tackle their own problems. But Clinton is more aggressive in her approach, believing the United States can and should play a more muscular role in the world.

    “You know, when you’re down on yourself, and when you are hunkering down and pulling back, you’re not going to make any better decisions than when you were aggressively, belligerently putting yourself forward,” Clinton told Goldberg.

    P.J. Crowley, a former State Department spokesman under Clinton, said she and the president share the same goals on some foreign policy issues but have different perspectives on how to achieve them.

    “Her instinct is that while we do need to be mindful in deploying American power prudently, there’s a point when you’re being too cautious,” Crowley said. “She believes we’ve reached the point where we’re leaning a bit back instead of moving forward.”

    snip

    In her interview in The Atlantic, she talks of halting, not just curbing, Iran’s nuclear program and more forcefully defending Israel’s actions against Hamas. And she would have supplied arms to the rebels in Syria, which she said “left a big vacuum, which the jihadists have now filled.”

    In an interview with New York Times columnist Thomas L. Friedman, Obama said the idea that arming the rebels would have made a difference has “always been a fantasy” (because things have worked out so much better the way O did it as we can all see)

  46. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VX1gdpEFAzg

    now…O says:

    What I just find interesting is the degree to which this issue keeps on coming up, as if this was my decision. Under the previous administration, we had turned over the country to a sovereign, democratically elected Iraqi government. In order for us to maintain troops in Iraq, we needed the invitation of the Iraqi government and we needed assurances that our personnel would be immune from prosecution if, for example, they were protecting themselves and ended up getting in a firefight with Iraqis, that they wouldn’t be hauled before an Iraqi judicial system.”

  47. Her moves suggest she’s assuming she can afford to upset Democratic primary voters while coasting to her party’s nomination, instead positioning herself for the general election.

    “Clinton may think she can write off the anti-interventionist left _ again _ and win the White House this time,” liberal writer Joan Walsh wrote at Salon.com. “But she may find out she’s wrong this time, too,” a reference to Clinton’s failed campaign against Obama for the Democratic nomination in 2008.

    Obama resists pressure to intervene militarily unless U.S. interests are at risk or Americans are threatened, placing his emphasis instead on training and supporting foreign governments or entities to tackle their own problems. But Clinton is more aggressive in her approach, believing the United States can and should play a more muscular role in the world.
    ————–
    Walsh . . . .

    No. She is not a liberal.

    She is a totalitarian.

    Not the brightest bulb around.

    But she has done one thing well.

    She does that deer in the headlights better than the maestro Dan Quayle.

    And that vacant look is the prelude to some of the stupidest things anyone says.

    Like the time she made that comment which was so stupid all the other panelists laughed her into silence.

    While she sat their with a quizzical look on her face, and finally asked what she said wrong.

    Now, with her light of love Obama stuck in the horse latitudes—Daffy Duck in quicksand.

    She makes threats against Hillary–that the left will bring her down if she does not do their bidding.

    Well, the left has had their day in the sun, and it is over.

    They hate us, but we hate them even more–now that we know them.

    Fifty years ago, we knew what communism looks like.

    Most people living today have no recollection of what totalitarianism is like.

    Obama has given us a fine refresher course.

    Meanwhile Joan is in deep meditation trying not to look stupid.

  48. I get so tired of the lies.

    Obama says the idea that arming the rebels would have made a difference is a fantasy.

    If it was a fantasy, then why did he let his CIA do it?

    I seem to recall that the CIA worked with Turkey and Saudi Arabia to get arms to the rebels.

    I also recall they got some weapons previously owned by Kadafi to them.

    But if he admitted that the CIA was doing this, they would be in violation of the Bohlen Amendment.

    Which touched off the Iran-Contra investigation.

    So Obama does what the one thing he does really well: he lies about it.

  49. They want the Democratic nominee to win, no matter who it is, and if that means creating distance, that’s fine. But they didn’t expect that to happen for a while because they assumed Clinton would want to show that she was part of a successful presidency, and undercutting Obama wouldn’t help—Haberman, aka Butthead, and Brow aka Bevis.
    ———————-
    Part of a “successful” presidency?

    I reckon that depends on how you measure success.

    In the case of Obama, how should we gauge his performance?

    By his sinking poll numbers which are already in the red zone?

    By the number of lies he can tell?

    By the number of times he violated the constitution and the rule of law?

    By the number of scandals on his watch?

    By the meltdown in the Middle East?

    By the fact that 2 out of 5 people of working age are not working?

    By our inability to counter Putin?

    By our inability to control our southern border?

    By the polarization of the races in this country?

    Once upon a time, John Houseman told us that EF Hutton measured success one investor at a time.

    I can think of many adjectives to describe this presidency, but successful would not be one of them.

  50. Righteous rant, S.

    I’m damn sick of the damn left hurling darts at Hillary – especially the damn lefty females. They helped screw over women in 2008. They need to STFU this time around.

    Walsh’s snotty comment is absurd. Who the hell does she think the Dims have to run against Hillaryr? Surely, even the most irrelevant and ridiculous Obama supporters realize that Obama performance in office has severely damaged the likelihood that a far left candidate could actually win in the General Election.

    Like you, I would love to see Hillary throw all of the crazy left under the bus.

  51. But Clinton has never been a natural performer — her muscle memory for politics is weak, and throughout her campaigns, she’s had a window of re-engaging before working out the kinks
    ————–
    Where do Bevis and Butt head get this shit?

    Never been a natural performer? I don’t know what that means. Are they trying to justify their support for Obama? Are they suggesting that he is . . . a natural performer? Yes, that is what they are implying. And they are dead wrong. Without a script he is lost. He says dumb things, lies and contradicts himself. But lets assume he is a natural performer. Does that have anything to do with governing? In his case, obviously not. Ohhh, I get it. What Bevis and Butt head want from a president is an actor, a stage performer. And therein lies the problem.

    By they go on . . . her muscle memory for politics is weak? You have got to be shitting me. Muscle memory. Only if you have muscles between your ears like the politio gang. Muscles as opposed to grey matter. Hillary has been around politics for 50 years. These two simple minded jerks are rookies, but they presume to critique a professional. To cover up their ignorance, they repeat what the denizens of big media were saying in 2008 when they were trying to force Hillary out of the race so they could have their first black president who would create a new heaven and a new earth. The problem is they never asked what kind of new heaven and new earth, but now we know. Chaos wherever we look. Nothing original here. No common sense.

  52. Why are the Obama sycophants so outraged? They knew Hill would swivel off on her own at some point to differentiate herself from El Boob. When it was just a theoretical somewhere off in the distant future they assumed it wouldn’t hurt El Boob because he is just so darned well liked by the public. Being a “keep your powder dry” Clinton she waited until his domestic policy collapsed under the weight of criminal illegals, foreign leaders hanging up or having “bicycle boy” Kerry x-rayed before entering public buildings in Egypt, television and internet news footage of non-Muslims being subjected to a new holocaust by El Boob’s pals, Putin laughing, and Ebola being invited into the homeland due to the policy sophistication of “don’t do stupid shit”. Even rigged polling cratered, followed by a vacation of exclusive golfing with what are probably old concussed and brain damaged pro ball players to discuss world affairs on a “working” vacation of trash talking.

    For those who play the long game like Hill and Bill it has worked out like a charm. The only friends El Boob has now is the media and no one listens to a media in the throes of a screaming anxiety attack with all that brown stuff on their face. Too late. Public opinion is set. There is no such thing as loyalty in between politicians and only chumps and liars say that there is. When is November going to get here?

  53. Can this novice observer be correct? Hillary Clinton has got to be toying with the boy? 🙂 🙂 🙂
    August 12th, 2014 04:37 PM ET.
    2 hours ago
    ‘Hugging it out’: Hillary Clinton calls Obama to calm tensions
    Posted by CNN’s Dan Merica
    Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton reached out to President Barack Obama on Tuesday to tell him that headline-grabbing comments she made about his foreign policy were not meant as a political attack.
    The potential presidential candidate called Obama to “make sure he knows that nothing she said was an attempt to attack him, his policies, or his leadership,” Nick Merrill, a spokesman for the former secretary of state, said.

    http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2014/08/12/hugging-it-out-hillary-clinton-calls-obama-to-calm-tensions/

    PS: What kind of last name is “Merica”?

    [Blog displaying a bit abnormally at this time: later comments displaying as centered & my handle here was not displayed up top. Might be me returning to Explorer from Chrome and installing 13 overdue updates. Just mention to be on the side of caution.]

  54. admin, the recent “Share” graphics are awesome!!!

    [Logging back in just now, I realize my username displayed briefly. Will soon switch to new computer, but currently I represent the “pro” in procrastinate on that assignment.]

  55. Hillary has got to decide one question:

    Is she going to defend a foreign policy which is in essence cloud cuckoo land and has produced one disaster after another, taken countless human lives, swelled our national debt and created a clear and present danger to this nation? If so, then she should just keep hugging Obama, say things like we will get the video maker, and beg the left to support her candidacy. To me, that is cowardice.

    Or-

    Is she going to talk about what worked, what did not work, what it cost and how she would have approached it differently. If she goes down that path then she must support Israel, while holding out the possibility for a peaceful resolution of that controversy once Hamas is defeated, seal our border, support efforts to investigate the IRS, which is the truth, but will be condemned as disloyalty by those who do not want to hear the truth. Ultimately she must decide whether loyalty to Obama is more important than loyalty to the nation.

  56. holdthemaccountable

    August 13, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Can this novice observer be correct? Hillary Clinton has got to be toying with the boy
    **************************************

    holdthemaccountable…

    yes, I agree…under the circumstances…this ‘hugout’ kind of reminds me of the time Chris Matthews during the 08 primaries, with all the harsh and critical things he had said about Hillary, tried to approach her and she just put on the charm…remember that one…Hillary standing there and saying “Awwwh…Oh Chris” I think she even pinched his cheeks if I remember correctly…and he stood there like another boob…

    yes, Hillary does have to play the long game…and she absolutely did get her message out…I just hope she will start dialing back on what a great job he has done…and not be so concerned for the fragile and needy O ego…it must be very tough for him to accept the clock is ticking and he is becoming less and less relevant as all his blemishes break out for the world to see…

    ***********************************

    Mormaer

    August 13, 2014 at 7:50 am

    well said, Mormaer…I appreciate you comments…you have a knack for getting to the heart of the matter…

    *****************************************

    wbboei

    August 13, 2014 at 4:16 am

    wbboei…you nailed it…

    these people are ridiculous and so full of themselves…

    (add the State Deputy Spokesperson, Marie Harf to that list…are they kidding?)

  57. wbboei

    August 13, 2014 at 12:05 pm

    ***************************

    that is the bottom line…

    as you say:

    Ultimately she must decide whether loyalty to Obama is more important than loyalty to the nation.

    **************************

    one hug in Aug 2014…ok…however are we going to have a pattern of this in a national campaign…

    …a pattern of speaking her mind forthrightly and then backtracking to pacify O is what I think Admin is stressing…one big muddled message…

    again…this is Hillary’s time…I do not think there will be another opportunity after this…do not let O take it away again…

  58. It is 100% clear to me, more so than anything else, that the beltway establishment does not want to hear the truth about Obama, and the reason is equally clear: they installed him in the presidency, such that to condemn him now would be more than an admission against interest. It would be a bloody confession that they committed this crime against the American People, for the crass purpose of lining their own pockets with our money, and feeding their hyper inflated egos. They are so narcissistic themselves, however, that they would scoff at this notion even though it is true. They would do well to remember the words of the poet Robert Burns:

    Oh wud some power
    The giftie gie us
    To see ourselves
    As others see us

  59. Or-

    Is she going to talk about what worked, what did not work, what it cost and how she would have approached it differently. If she goes down that path then she must support Israel, while holding out the possibility for a peaceful resolution of that controversy once Hamas is defeated, seal our border, support efforts to investigate the IRS, which is the truth, but will be condemned as disloyalty by those who do not want to hear the truth. Ultimately she must decide whether loyalty to Obama is more important than loyalty to the nation.
    __________________________________

    Wbb,

    Thats it in a nutshell for me.

  60. I’m not linking her latest piece of drivel, but MoDo is at it again with the criticism of Hillary.

    That woman has no credibility. She’s an idiot of the worst kind – the kind that has a public platform, but who uses it only to regurgitate the old, tired, ineffective, hate speak of the hard left.

    Damn! Isn’t she about old enough to retire. Seems like she’s been around since god was a child, and she gets worse every effing year!!!

  61. I hope someone with a spine is advising Hillary to stand her ground against the Obamanuts. I hope the more they criticize her for not being “loyal” to Barack, the the more she will break away from him and stand her ground. She’s got a lot of people who’ll stand it with her. Hell, we’ve been waiting for her to get there. The left cannot and will not help Hilary. To hell with them.

    WTH is this about loyalty, anyway? What are we, peasants? Are we to pay homage to O as if he were king? Is he like the Bishops of medieval times, able to get us into heaven for the right price? If he has the keys to heaven, I don’t want to go there.

  62. Maybe the Obamas are the [had to be invited?] interlopers.
    snip The foursome is expected to attend an event at the Farm Neck Golf Club on Martha’s Vineyard this Wednesday.
    snip The 80th birthday party for Ann Jordan is being hosted by Mrs. Jordan’s husband, long-time Clinton confidante Vernon Jordan. It’s the same day Hillary Clinton is scheduled to do a book signing at the Bunch of Grapes bookstore in Vineyard Haven. Snip “The president and first lady have accepted an offer to attend a social gathering at the home of Vernon Jordan on Wednesday evening,” a White House official confirmed to ABC News. “The president and first lady are very much looking forward to the occasion and seeing former secretary Clinton.”
    So, this week we will see a rare occurrence: An event attended by both the Clintons and the Obamas.
    The timing is interesting too: It comes right after Hillary Clinton, in an interview with the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg, offered her first real criticism of President Obama when she said Obama’s “failure” to arm moderate Syrian rebels created a vacuum that allowed the rise of the al Qaeda offshoot ISIS. snip?
    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2014/08/obamas-and-clintons-will-party-together-on-marthas-vineyard/

  63. i’ve been observing the analysis of the so called Obama-Clinton fued and imho…

    the media and O camp are trying to put Hillary in a box…”put her in her place”, so to speak, and muzzle her…make her watch every word she utters…it is all very condescending towards her…

    they are ready to pounce…just like they did with that innocent comment about Prez Johnson during the primaries…

    i also think the misogyny is beginning…the media and O crew are going to challenge her at every turn…subliminally they are going to try to push her around…and if she gets to big for her britches…they will teach her a lesson with Axelrod bombs as a firing shot…

    Hill is going to have to be resolute and not so reactive…she knows her words carry a lot of weight…if she is not going to stand by them…then don’t say them…but if she does…she can’t go apologizing or worry about them at every turn…

    ***********************************

    MO better bring a sweater to that party…going to be a bit chilly…

  64. admin
    August 12, 2014 at 6:15 pm


    Yup Admin. So many times I’ve wished I could hear some of the private, political conversations between Bill and Hillary. I bet they have some whoppers.

    They should start recording them, lock them in a safe and sell them on iTunes when they turn 90 years old. I would pay to listen to them in the rest home, pure gold.

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