The Obama Stink On 2014 Elections

Update II: Those that believe in the “master plan” (see our first update) do not include Obama Dimocrats running for the Senate in November 2014. Every day More Senate Democrats hit the panic button on immigration.

Mark Pryor in a tough reelection fight in Arkansas says Barack Obama does not have “carte blanche authority to sidestep Congress when he doesn’t get his way.” That’s what Obama used to say when he was fighting off the no borders crowd in order to win his reelection.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen capitulated today to Scott Brown’s ads attacking her on immigration. Shaheen used to dodge the question but now says she opposes an Obama executive order to amnesty illegals. Panic:

Obama amnesty plan could hurt Democrats

Panicked Democrats locked in tight midterm races as the party tries desperately to hold onto control of the Senate fear President Obama’s anticipated executive amnesty for about 5 million illegal immigrants may doom their re-election campaigns.

Hagen and Begich are also whining. Hey, Obama got his, now screw you. Sacrifice yourselves for “Obama’s latest legacy” item which will explode in Dimocrat faces just like Obamacare.

Obama’s illegal immigration burning of Dimocrats up for election was supposed to be announced around Labor Day (before the next Obama European Vacation) but Obama has screwed up so much that it is going to take a bit longer and closer to the election. Critical condition ya’ll.

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Update: Forthwith the counterargument to the one we make. We’ve been hearing a lot of background noise about how Obama Dimocrats have a master plan that is producing incredible results such that this November will be a big success or at least not a complete bust. This is what they are up to which Republicans should match:

Inside the Democrats’ Plan to Save Arkansas—and the Senate
The party’s desperate bid to hang onto the majority rests on an unprecedented political organizing effort in red states like this one.

PINE BLUFF, Arkansas—No sign announces the purpose of this little storefront, squeezed between a Bestway Rent to Own and a Rent-a-Center in a dilapidated shopping center. But the words hand-lettered in black and red marker on three pieces of paper taped to the window—“Register to Vote Here”—and a cluster of placards for candidates give it away: It is a Democratic Party field office.

Democrats aren’t advertising this office and 39 others like it that are scattered around Arkansas—in fact, their locations are a closely guarded secret. When I visited last week, having tracked it down through creative public-records sleuthing, I took Chita Collins, the field organizer on duty there, by surprise. But I wanted to see the evidence of what Democrats have been claiming they’re building in states like this one, and what could be crucial to their uphill quest to keep the Senate: an Obama-style community-organizing effort of unprecedented scale for a non-presidential election.

The office in Pine Bluff is a cavernous, mostly empty space. Six full-time, paid staff work out of the unit, which is open seven days a week. [snip]

This year, Republicans are in danger of getting organizationally overmatched once again. [snip]

But the Republicans’ effort pales in comparison to what the Democrats have built: Democrats are spending more than five times as much money in Arkansas, and have four times as many field offices and triple the number of staff. In the month of July alone, the Arkansas Democratic Party reported nearly $900,000 in federal campaign spending, while Arkansas Republicans reported $155,000. (Most of the money the Democrats are spending has come directly from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.) Democrats listed 64 staffers on their payroll; Republicans listed 22. The RNC claims it has 50 people on the payroll in Arkansas, including some being paid by other GOP committees, but I could not find a record of them and staffers on the ground were not aware of them. According to public records, there are Democratic staffers in places like Cabot (population 24,000), Marion (12,000), Arkadelphia (11,000), and Dardanelle, Tom Cotton’s hometown, with fewer than 5,000 residents.

On election day 2012 the incompetent Romney GOTV program crashed in one massive ORCA mess. Instead of asking What’s the matter with Kansas? it might be wiser for Republicans/conservatives to make sure they don’t have another GOTV crash and burn in places they should easily win like ArKANSAS.

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News reports of Hundreds of Methane Plumes Erupting Along East Coast can only mean one thing: Barack Obama is back from vacation. The mighty stink forces Obama allies and enablers to run far from him or be electorally killed.

Even as Barack Obama vacationed at Martha’s Vineyard the Obama stench wafted over to New Hampshire pretty much choking to death Senator Jeanne Shaheen:

The New Hampshire Senate race is tightening, according to a just-posted WMUR poll that puts Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen up only 2 points, 46-44, over Republican Scott Brown.

That’s within the margin of error. The same poll last month had Shaheen ahead by 12 points. [snip]

President Barack Obama’s slipping popularity is an anchor dragging down the incumbent, the pollster found. Obama’s approval rating is 37 percent, with 59 percent disapproving. Brown leads 71-17 among those who disapprove of the president.

Scott Brown is still fighting for the nomination (primary election day is September 9) and he is already well within striking distance of removing an incumbent senator from power. Scott Brown is not even that popular in New Hampshire. His favorable/unfavorable numbers are upside down. Yet Scott Brown is within the margin of error in New Hampshire. Why? ObamaCare is one reason. Here is another answer:



Republican Tom Cotton of Arkansas informs the voters on the record of incumbent Senator Mark Pryor using the Scott Brown template to victory:



Terry Lynn Land is doing much the same in Michigan:



Some of Barack Obama’s most loyal subjects and even the most loyal of the loyal who play piano in the Obama whorehouse (yes, we’re talking about you Greg Sargent) are predicting that pressure from Obama Dimocrats will build to stop Obama from illegal immigration amnesty before the November 2014 elections.

But Barack Obama is not like a French Socialist who realizes his policies have failed and that he has to turn the government around or perish. Ye Gods no. Barack Obama is more an obdurate Soviet era Stalinist prepared to continue the beatings until moral improves. It does not matter to Obama that even those in his own party are yelling “STOP the madness” and join the reality based community:

‘Disconnected Obama’ needs to change conversation to help party in midterms

President Obama returns to Washington on Monday after a two-week vacation that was neither restful nor productive.

From the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., to the airstrikes in Iraq, the ongoing tensions in Ukraine and the Middle East, and the execution of American journalist James Foley, it’s been a tough few weeks for the country — and for its leader.

Obama drew criticism from the left for not being forceful enough in speaking out on the fatal shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson and from the right over the death of Foley and the rise of the militant Islamic State. Then there was the golf; nine rounds during his 16 days on Martha’s Vineyard, including a trip to the links immediately after his condemnation of Foley’s killers.

That series of events left the impression of a disconnected president, frustrated with both the expectations and the limitations inherent in being the nation’s leader at this moment in history.

It also led to worries — expressed privately — among Democratic party strategists that Obama’s seemingly long-view approach to international and domestic conflicts could spell doom for the party’s chances in the midterm elections, which are only about 10 weeks away.

The country is going to Hell in an Obama woven hand-basket and all these corrupt Obama enablers can think about is the November elections. The November elections will be a combination Waterloo and Barack Obama out in the sun for a week without deodorant. P. U.

Don’t expect Barack Obama to CHANGE. Despite the doom it will bring to his stanchest enablers, Barack Obama will persist with his illegal immigration amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants. So says Luis Gutiérrez who estimates Obama will amnesty approximately five million illegals.

Imagine the damage for Senator Kay Hagen when she appears in North Carolina alongside Barack Obama:

NC senator braces for Obama’s visit to her state

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Her re-election in doubt, North Carolina’s Democratic senator has an uncomfortable decision to make as President Barack Obama appears in her state before a critical audience she’s trying to woo: Veterans.

Join in the same camera shot as Obama, who lost North Carolina in 2012 and is unpopular in the state, and Sen. Kay Hagan could offer her Republican opponent fresh attack ad footage tying her to the president. Stay away from Obama while he visits North Carolina on Tuesday, and Hagan risks alienating minority voters who generally support the president.

Either way, Obama is casting a shadow on an event with the potential to boost Hagan’s credibility with veterans and military personnel. The president’s speech is scheduled about an hour before Hagan’s. Even if they don’t appear together publicly, they’ll be in the same building at the same time. Already Monday, GOP candidate Thom Tillis released a statement accusing Hagan of being a “rubber stamp” for the Obama administration.

But the American Legion National Convention is a speaking engagement Hagan cannot afford to skip in a state with some of the nation’s busiest Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and Coast Guard installations.

Hagan, locked in one of the country’s hottest Senate races as Republican attempt to gain six seats and a majority, is one of several struggling Democrats in the South distancing herself from Obama.

North Carolina has been one of the most abusive when it comes to veterans and veteran health care. Veterans will be further abused by having to listen to Barack Obama and Obama enabler Kay Hagen. The methane stink on Tusday in North Carolina will numb schoolchildren and finish off aged veterans.



It’s not just the Atlantic coast fearful of the Obama stink. In Minnesota near the Canadian border the stink threatens Obama enabler Al Franken:

Is Al Franken vulnerable?

After winning by just 312 votes in 2008, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) sought to keep his head down and shed his comedian persona.

But as the one-time funny man heads into a reelection contest this year, Republicans are hoping there is one thing he can’t shake: President Obama’s unpopularity. [snip]

Al Franken’s gonna have a fight on his hands. I don’t think there’s any doubt about that,” said Larry Jacobs, a political scientist at the University of Minnesota and director of its Center for the Study of Politics and Governance.

For Republicans, he said, “what they want is McFadden to be a passive, pleasant receptacle for anti-Obama votes.” [snip]

McFadden has focused his campaign on his opponent, though, seeking to link Franken and Obama together. His two TV ads have both centered on repealing ObamaCare, a law Franken [voted] for.



Such is the Obama stink wafting like a methane cloud over the entire world that the only question left to answer is a fill in the blank question “Will ________ be Obama’s Waterloo?”:

Will Iowa be Dems’ Waterloo?

Iowa was never supposed to be a Senate battleground for Democrats.

Following two cycles where it was GOP missteps and subpar candidates who cost them winnable races, the tables have turned and it’s now Democrats who are scrambling to right Rep. Bruce Braley’s flagging campaign before it’s too late.

Recent polls find a coin-flip race between Braley and Iowa state Sen. Joni Ernst(R), and but the national party increasingly worries it could be the tipping point for Senate control.

“If the Democrats lose Iowa, of course it becomes much harder to keep the majority,” said one national Democratic strategist. “The race could very much go either way. We feel like the worst is behind us and it’s moving back towards Bruce Braley. But we know we don’t have this wrapped up.”

Braley’s biggest gaffe took place months ago, when video surfaced of the former trial lawyer criticizing Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) as a “a farmer from Iowa who never went to law school.”

But Braley’s problems haven’t stopped there. A neighbor has claimed he threatened to sue because her chickens kept wandering in his yard, and Republicans have been hammering him for missing Veterans Affairs Committee hearings. In-state observers say he’s stiff and awkward at times on the campaign trail, while Ernst is better at retail politicking.

David Yepsen, a thirty-year veteran of the Des Moines Register who now directs the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University, said Braley’s “farmer” gaffe “really redefined the race” and was “one of the biggest political stumbles I’ve ever seen.

“In one swoop, he made a mistake that changes the direction of the race,” said Yepsen. “This was going to be a race that Democrats initially thought would be pretty easy to hold onto and it’s turned into a far different game.”

Joni Ernst has been forced for weeks at a time to suspend her campaigning because she is a member of the National Guard and had to serve. Still, Joni Ernst is fighting like a girl.



The hog pen stench is nothing compared to the stench from Barack Obama. Obama Dimocrats are going to need a powerful deodorant to rid themselves this November of the Obama stink.

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168 thoughts on “The Obama Stink On 2014 Elections

  1. Great turnout for a thief:

    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/lauretta-brown/obama-sent-no-representative-memorial-mass-beheaded-journalist-james

    Obama Sent No Representative to Memorial Mass for Beheaded Journalist James Foley

    President Barack Obama sent no White House representative to the memorial Mass held yesterday in Rochester, New Hampshire, for James Foley, the American journalist beheaded by the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) terrorists.

    President Obama, however, did send three White House aides to Monday’s funeral for Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African American fatally shot in an encounter with a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo.

    The memorial mass for James Foley took place Sunday at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Foley’s hometown. Connie Hammond, an administrative assistant at Holy Rosary, told CNSNews.com that no White House officials were in attendance.

    “There was nobody that represented the White House,” Hammond said, adding that all of the dignitaries in attendance called ahead except for one and that all of them sat together.

  2. http://today.yougov.com/news/2014/08/22/public-opinion-hardens-against-ferguson-residents/

    Public opinion hardens against protesters, softens on police

    Views of the police reaction to protests in Ferguson, Mo. have become more favorable since last week, but views on the subject have become even more racially polarized [snip]

    YouGov’s previous polling on the subject revealed a national public divided on the police response but less sympathetic to the reaction of Ferguson residents to the shooting. The latest polling finds that public opinion has hardened further against the residents, and softened slightly when it comes to the police.

    56% of Americans now say people in Ferguson have reacted in an “unreasonable” way, up from 45% the week before. However, the number who say the residents have been reasonable has increased too, albeit by an insignificant amount, from 25% to 27%.

    The reverse (to a lesser extent) has taken place when it comes to views about the police reaction to the protests in Ferguson. Whereas last week the public was evenly divided between those who said the police have reacted reasonably (32%) and those who said the police have reacted unreasonably (33%), now the public tends to say the police reaction has been reasonable by 40-33%.

    We don’t know what happened and will await all the evidence until we decide. We do know that once again Obama opened his big mouth when he should have kept it shut. We did not comment on this story until we heard Barack Obama and Big Media twisting the facts to fit their preferred narrative to lynch the cop and honor a thief.

  3. http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2014/08/25/ben-carson-batters-jesse-jackson-logic/

    I thought you might want to see this debate about Ferguson between the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Dr. Ben Carson, who may decide to run for president. They appeared together yesterday on Fox News Sunday.

    You can see from this conversation why Carson would be such a compelling candidate. And oh, how nice it would be if African Americans would listen to him instead of people like Jackson and Al Sharptongue.

    Carson’s message, at its core, and less politely put by me, is that while yes, there is still some racism and racial profiling out there, the overwhelmingly effective thing young black men can do to avoid adverse encounters with the police is to commit fewer crimes. And that will require a serious self-examination by African Americans and significant cultural changes.

  4. Bruce Braley . . . what can I say?

    When you are running in Iowa you do not belittle the senior senator for being a farmer and not having gone to law school.

    That is political malpractice.

    Brayley does not know it, but farming–not suing people– is the backbone of the Iowa economy?

    And it hasn’t changed since the days of Willa Cather and Cole Porter.

    Simply put, Joni Ernest is made of the right stuff.

    And Old Bailey Brayley is the political equivalent of road kill.

  5. admin
    August 25, 2014 at 7:12 pm
    Great turnout for a thief:

    http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/lauretta-brown/obama-sent-no-representative-memorial-mass-beheaded-journalist-james

    Obama Sent No Representative to Memorial Mass for Beheaded Journalist James Foley

    President Barack Obama sent no White House representative to the memorial Mass held yesterday in Rochester, New Hampshire, for James Foley, the American journalist beheaded by the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) terrorists.

    President Obama, however, did send three White House aides to Monday’s funeral for Michael Brown, an 18-year-old African American fatally shot in an encounter with a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo.

    The memorial mass for James Foley took place Sunday at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary in Foley’s hometown. Connie Hammond, an administrative assistant at Holy Rosary, told CNSNews.com that no White House officials were in attendance.

    “There was nobody that represented the White House,” Hammond said, adding that all of the dignitaries in attendance called ahead except for one and that all of them sat together.

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    It is absolutely not a surprise that O sent no representatives to Foley’s hometown. We have come expect this kind of inappropriate, outrageous, disinterested unpresidential response from him. But, damn, each and every time it happens, it is unfuckkingbelievable !! It’s just so difficult to wrap one;s head around this level of disinterest and disrespect this president feels and expresses both by what he says and does, and by what he declines to do or say. If the news media had one shred of decency, they would be raising major hell about this treatment of this photo-jounalist.

  6. Judicial Watch just dropped a bombshell in the IRS targeting investigation.

    Department of Justice attorneys for the Internal Revenue Service told Judicial Watch on Friday that Lois Lerner’s emails, indeed all government computer records, are backed up by the federal government in case of a government-wide catastrophe. The Obama administration attorneys said that this back-up system would be too onerous to search. The DOJ attorneys also acknowledged that the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) is investigating this back-up system.

    We obviously disagree that disclosing the emails as required would be onerous, and plan to raise this new development with Judge Sullivan.

    This is a jaw-dropping revelation. The Obama administration had been lying to the American people about Lois Lerner’s missing emails. There are no “missing” Lois Lerner emails – nor missing emails of any of the other top IRS or other government officials whose emails seem to be disappearing at increasingly alarming rate. All the focus on missing hard drives has been a diversion. The Obama administration has known all along where the email records could be – but dishonestly withheld this information. You can bet we are going to ask the court for immediate assistance in cutting through this massive obstruction of justice.

    “Jaw-dropping” is right.

    The IRS has been telling a tale about the emails not only of Lois Lerner but also several other key IRS targeting scandal figures. That tale has been coming from no less than the current director of the IRS.

    In disclosing that Lerner’s (and others’) emails still exist, the DOJ also said, essentially, that it thinks searching for those emails would be too much work.

    Would that excuse fly with the DOJ or the IRS, or would they frog-march anyone who used that excuse straight to a squad car?

  7. What did uncle fluffy call ISIS? The ‘junior varsity,’ right? This is one of the MANY reasons this guy is dangerous to the world, and (I CAN’T BELIEVE I’M ACTUALLY SAYING THIS!!!!!!) proving Bush’s actions valid and correct. He cannot see the real threat in front of the world. He cannot lead because he cannot see. His own personal narrative seems to be more important THAN THE SAFTEY OF THE WORLD.

    I guess I’m happy that terrorism, like Osama Bin Laden, is a thing of the past according to preezy.

    Asshat.

    Hillary 2016

    ISIS an ‘Incredible’ Fighting Force, US Special Ops Sources Say

    http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/isis-incredible-fighting-force-us-special-ops-sources/story?id=25116463

  8. Get your diaries out

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/08/25/the-early-2016-primary-calendar-is-now-set-it-will-change/

    The Democratic National Committee over the weekend set its preliminary 2016 presidential primary calender, with the four traditional carve-out states — Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada — holding contests in February and everybody else after that.

    The calendar mimics what we’ve seen from Republicans, who have basically agreed on the same order of succession. Here’s how that looks:

    Feb. 1 — Iowa caucuses

    Feb. 9 — New Hampshire primary

    Feb. 20 — Nevada caucuses

    Feb. 27 — South Carolina primary

    From there, all other states would be permitted to hold contests between March 1 and June, with party conventions being held in the early or mid-summer.

    Seems reasonable, right? Well, the problem is that there isn’t much hope the calendar will stay this way. And all it takes is for one state to be the spoilsport and force a re-casting of the entire calendar. (Translation: New Year’s in Des Moines.)

    In recent years, a handful of the other 46 states have bucked the committees and moved their primary dates to compete with or preempt the early states, wanting the limelight (and campaign spending) that comes along with being one of the primaries that actually, you know, matters. And it’s pretty easy for a state like Florida to just crash the party and set its date for late January, as it has done the last two presidential elections.

    About the only thing stopping it or others from doing so are the penalties, which generally entail decreasing the number of delegates they get to the national party conventions, among other, lesser things. Those penalties have been ratcheted up in recent years, with the Republican National Committee trying out even-harsher penalties this time around. As I wrote in January:

    Penalties for states moving in February or January will be more serious than in the past. While the committee previously stripped them of half their delegates, they will now lose more than that, in most cases. States with at least 30 delegates would be left with just 12 representatives at the convention, while states with less than 30 delegates would have nine.

    The reason the rules have been tightened? Because they didn’t work. Even faced with losing half their delegates, Florida, Arizona and Michigan all moved their contests ahead of March 1, pushing the earliest states to move from February to January.

    But while the RNC has tightened its rules for 2016, the DNC has not. Rather than going further than the halving of delegates, the DNC is sticking with the same rules as last time, which allow for harsher penalties but don’t mandate them. So while the DNC is reserving the right to increase penalties after a state sets a date in violation of party rules, it’s all hypothetical.

    In reality, though, neither set of rules is likely to have the desired effect of actually stopping renegade states from jumping ahead. Will Florida really balk at jumping the line again because it would have 12 delegates instead of 50? Maybe. Will a smaller state that loses only a few more delegates under the new RNC rules feel that strongly? Probably not. And will the DNC actually increase penalties on a state that has already set its primary date by deducting more delegates, just to send a message? I guess we’ll see.

    And delegates remain overrated anyway. Despite the delegate races we’ve seen in recent years, it’s still clear that momentum is a bigger factor in determining presidential nominees. The 2012 GOP primary and 2008 Democratic primary both included relevant delegate counts, but in both cases, the races continued in spite of their being a clear delegate frontrunner and likely nominee.

    In addition, all of the states that jumped ahead in 2008 and 2012 got the desired effect of holding an important presidential primary: relevance. And until those early states are actually boycotted by the candidates or somehow excluded from the horse-race/momentum game that is the early primary process, states will have motivation to move up — delegates be damned.

    We aren’t yet seeing the so-called “front-loading” of the primary calendar, but there’s still lots of time. And the off-year (2015) is when the game of leap-frog usually begins.

    ………………………………

    I still don’t agree with those 4 always getting ahead of everybody else, everybody else should get a chance of going first, swap them around every 4 years.

  9. Why are they using a funeral or demonstrations to register voters? Because people who do not want to be found don’t register to vote and emotion may overcome their reticence to be located. Voter registration rolls are public records and provide addresses so that voters can be assigned a voting precinct. They are also available for searches to locate individuals for fines, warrants, child support,and debt collectors. Using someone the address of another person simply makes that person the target of trying to locate whomever is avoiding detection. Let someone use your address and you are signing up for debt harassment.

  10. TheRock
    August 26, 2014 at 2:26 am
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    When ISIS kills thousands of Christians, big media treats it as a footnote, and calls them junior varsity, after Obama does.

    When ISIS kills a journalist, big media is riveted and calls them an incredible fighting force, after Obama does.

    In the latter case, the victim is one of them, and Obama has given them permission to change the narrative.

    Even now, and despite all that has occurred, they can do no better than to take their marching orders from Obama.

    Today, there is no independent judgement in big media.

    They are nothing more than an extension of Obama, and the dimocrat party.

    My earlier offer stands.

    If it were within my power I would send the whole lot of them over to Syria to negotiate with ISIS.

    They could bargain in good faith, and even if they did not reach an agreement, one problem would be solved.

  11. The problem with big media can be summed up thusly:

    They couldn’t tell the truth if OUR life depended on it.

  12. Eric is a clear eyed analyst who is not dependent on the vigorish doled out by the RINO establishment. Therefore, he can afford to speak the truth, rather than hedge and thereby defend a corrupt status quo. Personally, I hope he is right. For me, punishing the RINO is more important than taking the Senate. In the short term, of course, that is a fool’s errand–but not as much as you might think, since even if they take the Senate, they will fail and say we must not fight Obama but concentrate on taking the White House (so we can reward our donors). In the long run, de frocking the RINO is the categorical imperative, and it is high time for the base to recognize that they, even more so than Obama, is the target of the RINO and to stop saying it is swell Isabel swell. And to treat the RINO as their enemy, and not their savior from Obama. The worst enemy you can have is the one who tells you he is your friend, and then betrays you. Sure as the earth turns, the RINO is Judas to the base of the party, and Mississippi proves it.
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    When Your Base Becomes Your Enemy

    By: Erick Erickson (Diary) | August 26th, 2014 at 09:24 AM | 14

    Throughout primary season, the National Republican Senatorial Committee in alliance with groups like the Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Partnership have treated the Republican base as their enemy.

    Running scorched earth campaigns, they have attacked conservative groups, they have attacked conservative activists, and they have funded third party campaigns to paint the tea party and its candidates as racists. They have been able to win a number of primaries doing this. In conservative events around the country, conservative activists still use Mississippi as a rallying cry against the establishment.

    So let us not be surprised by this news.

    In every single one of the Crystal Ball’s toss-up states, (Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Louisiana and North Carolina), the Republican Senate candidate has not yet opened up a real polling lead in any of them. Democratic nominees have been running hard and staying slightly ahead, or close to, their Republican foes.

    I get it everywhere I go regardless of the group I’m speaking to. Long time Republican voters ask me why they should even bother. These are not just conservative voters, but traditional Republican voters, particularly in Southern states who saw the NRSC collaborate to paint Chris McDaniel as a racist in Mississippi and saw also the harsh attacks in North Carolina against conservatives.

    The Speaker of the North Carolina House is being an unpopular Democrat. Tom Cotton, who was basically coronated, is having trouble. Joni Ernst, a great candidate against a terrible Democrat prone to gaffes, is not as far ahead as she could be. It is a consistent pattern across the country. Wonderful people like Joni are being impacted by this.

    As Jeremiah Wright said, the chickens are coming home to roost.

    When you treat your base as the enemy, don’t be surprised when the base treats you as the enemy. Put another way, the NRSC is now reaping what it sowed in the primaries. I expect the Republican candidates to win. But I expect it to be far harder than originally thought. And as much as I expect the NRSC and its outside allies to push back against the idea that its own base voters are reluctant to support them, the evidence should be inescapable to the media.

    Jerry Moran and Mitch McConnell, this is what you get when you call your most reliable and dependable voters “racist” and they say it wasn’t you, but some third party group.

  13. Neither political party represents the American People. Both of them serve their donors only. This article sheds further light on that topic–and the need for a third party. At the conclusion of the 2008 primary, as Hillary pondered over what to do next, you may recall that was one of the alternatives put forth by her to her supporters for comment. I am not sure how serious it was then, but today, it must be considered seriously, because, as I say, neither party represents the American People or the general welfare. It is ALL about serving the donor class and big business. In this political duopoly, the bet is that if we don’t like what one party is saying we will vote for the other, even though both of them are in pare delicto–equally corrupt. That paradigm needs to be broken, and it has been evident to me now for some time that the first step in breaking the duopoly is for the base of the republican party to deny the RINO the victory be default he is banking on in 2014, and knowing that the RINO will appoint one of their own to run against Hillary in 2016, to begin the process of forming a third party. Why? Because passing before are eyes today is the dying gasp of the old Republic and what is replacing it is a perverse oligarchy which produces outcomes like we have seen this past week of crowds mau mauing the flack catchers confronting police officers in swat teams which is the true end game of the welfare state. Freedom and liberty have become a passing fancy. And the media which should be holding a mirror up to this for all to see, has become the puss pocket of corruption.

  14. Even if Republicans take control of the Senate in 2014, it’s difficult to imagine much of substance that they’ll be able to accomplish with Obama still holding the veto pen. That said, stopping bad ideas can be as important or more important than implementing good ones. And one thing Republicans can do is kill one of the worst symbols of crony capitalism in the Federal government, the Export-Import Bank (which requires reauthorization every two years). You can tell that the bank is essentially an excuse for corporate welfare and crony capitalism because of the way the U.S. Chamber of Commerce is shilling for it.

    Democrats, who have long ago discovered the joys of crony capitalism for fun and profit, are largely for it and Kay Hagan (D-NC) is no exception. Thom Tillis, who is seeking to unseat Hagan, is not a perfect candidate. But on this issue, he has shown good instincts and that he at least understands what is at stake:

    Republicans who are pushing back say the agency is an example of corporate welfare and “crony capitalism,” a view held by conservative organizations like the Heritage Foundation, putting these groups at odds with business lobbies like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

    “The Export-Import Bank is set up to play political favorites and give huge taxpayer handouts to big, billion-dollar corporations, a glaring example of what’s wrong with Washington,” said Daniel Keylin, a spokesman for Mr. Tillis, the speaker of the North Carolina House of Representatives. He said Mr. Tillis would not support the bank unless major changes were made on behalf of small business.

    * * *

    But the Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers, which both see the bank as a crucial asset for American businesses like Boeing, General Electric and Caterpillar, have mounted a lobbying campaign this month to persuade lawmakers to rescue the bank.

    It probably goes without saying that most people have a hard time swallowing that companies the size of Boeing, GE and Caterpillar need humongous subsidies from the federal government to stay afloat, or that any non-rent-seeking justification for the entire program here exists. Why does a candidate like Kay Hagan, who purports to fight against income inequality, support huge government handouts for these humongous corporations?

    Thom Tillis, for whatever his flaws, does not – which is one of the many reasons he deserves our support over Hagan in November.

  15. Caveat – I’ve seen just two twitter-sized chunks of Al Sharpton’s eulogy to Michael Brown. The second one is surprising, even astonishing; so I give it mention.
    Speaking of the deceased victim’s parents he said
    SNIP “Can you imagine?” he asked. “They’re heartbroken … and they have to stop mourning, to get you to control your anger, like you’re more angry than they are! Like you don’t understand that Michael Brown does not want to be remembered for riots.” SNIP http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2014/08/25/youve-lost-where-you-come-from-al-sharpton-has-harsh-words-for-the-black-community-during-michael-browns-funeral/

    What Al said next annoyed me, so it has been omitted here. But he had already chided the New Black Panthers, and that is worth noting.

  16. The financial crash of 2008 established the new paradigm of big business when they make improvident bets or take on bad risks: socialize the losses, and when taxpayer monies are used to bail them out, privatize the profits. That was the premise of Dodd Frank, i.e. too big to fail, and now we are seeing it again with Jack Lew. In an opinion piece in the Wall Street journal, he is extending the too big to fail paradigm to life insurance companies, and of course, Obama care extends that paradigm to the health insurance companies and pharmaceuticals who pushed through that toxic legislation. Somewhere along the line, the poles must be reversed. If a major company makes an improvident bet which causes them to fail, and that failure adversely affects the economy, if government feels a compulsion to act, the first thing they must do, before they tap the til of the taxpayer, is to liquidate the net worth of the company officers who made that bad bet. And if the bail out succeeds, since taxpayer money was used, taxpayers should stand first, not last in the list of creditors to be reimbursed. This is a simple matter of equity, which the uniparty is adverse to./

  17. Look who is trying to appear to be conservative.A bit of a soft pedal.

    Rubio warns Obama on immigration action 8/26/14.
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) warned President Obama on Tuesday that sweeping executive action on immigration would preclude any meaningful reform from Congress. “If indeed you move forward on such a decision, I believe it will close the door to any chance of making progress on immigration reform for the foreseeable future,” Rubio wrote in a letter sent to Obama on Tuesday….
    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/215968-rubio-warns-obama-on-executive-action

  18. Al Sharpton’s eulogy to Michael Brown
    ————-
    If Michael Brown is a thug, if he attacked the store keeper, if he stole the merchandise and if he assaulted the officer and if the officer was in reasonable fear of imminent bodily harm, then how much of a eulogy does he deserved? Instead of deifying his parents, the pertinent question should be where did they go wrong?

  19. If you read Marc Anthony’s funeral oration to Caesar, he accuses Brutus of murdering a man who the Roman People should love and admire, and he juxtaposes every count in his indictment with the phrase: But Brutus is an honorable man. After working the crowd up to a fever pitch and sends them off to riot he whispers to a colleague: mischief thou art afoot.

    This is the game that obscene race baiting hustlers like Sharpton, Jackson and yes, Eric Holder, play as well. They lay charges on whitey, false charges at that, and then they council to frenzied mob to go forth in peace.

  20. And it speaks volumes about the corruption of big media that they would pay a man like Sharpton to do this, and promote him with his own show as a man of conscience. He has no more conscience that they do. Which is to say, none.

  21. holdthemaccountable
    August 26, 2014 at 11:59 am
    ———–
    USA Today warned against executive amnesty as well. In Rubio’s case, he is secretly hoping for it, because he believes, in error, that it will rehabilitate him with the base. And it will—when hell freezes over.

  22. “A Justice Department that devolves from a bulwark of the rule of law to a bridge between law and lawlessness, between civil-rights enforcement and civil-rights offense, is not a Justice Department worth having. Neither is an attorney general who would lead it so.”
    —————-

    Eric Holder–Racial Profiler

    Andrew McCarthy (former federal prosecutor)

    Why has a federal civil-rights murder investigation arisen out of the tumult in a St. Louis exurb? There is only one plausible reason: Eric Holder is guilty of racial profiling.

    To be clear, we are not talking here about whether there was justification for the shooting of a young black man, 18-year-old Michael Brown, by a young white police officer, 28-year-old Darren Wilson. Was the shooting a legitimate exercise in self-defense by an officer under attack? Was it an overreaction for which Officer Wilson should suffer serious civil and criminal consequences? Such questions can only be answered by a thorough and fair investigation, the kind of due process owed to both the victim and the subject of the investigation — the kind that, as National Review’s editors point out, will be tough to mete out with political thumbs pressing on the scales.

    Whatever the outcome, though, murder — including homicide caused by a policeman’s application of excessive force — is generally not a federal crime. It is a concern of state law. Only a few categories of murder are within the jurisdiction of federal investigators. In the main, they are far afield from Ferguson: the assassination of a U.S. government official, for instance, or a killing incidental to offenses that have interstate or international repercussions — racketeering, drug-trafficking, and terrorism.

    Federal civil-rights laws may be invoked, but only in exceedingly rare circumstances: murders carried out because of the victim’s race, ethnicity or religion (see Section 249 of the federal penal code); or murders carried out by police (or other persons acting “under color of law”) with the specific intent to deprive a person of some federal right or privilege — usually, but not necessarily, motivated by some animus toward race or analogous personal characteristics (see Section 242).

    To constitute a civil-rights crime, it is not nearly enough for a violent act to have the “racial overtones” assorted agitators and commentators choosing to frame the case in racial terms contend it does. To justify a federal investigation, the Justice Department must have a rational basis to believe it could prove these invidious and evil purposes beyond a reasonable doubt. That requires compelling evidence, not a farfetched social-justice narrative.

    Remember the similarly tragic Trayvon Martin shooting, when Mr. Holder colluded with the notorious Al Sharpton in raising the specter of a federal civil-rights prosecution, pressuring state officials in Florida to file a specious murder indictment. After a jury swiftly acquitted George Zimmerman, Holder was forced to retreat. As he had to have known all along, the evidence of intent to deprive Mr. Martin of his civil rights was non-existent — even weaker than the state’s flimsy murder case.

    Well, here he goes again.

    Based on what is known about the unblemished six-year record of Officer Darren Wilson and the facts surrounding his shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, there is no reason to suspect racism, much less that any thought was given to Mr. Brown’s federal rights during the sudden, violent exchange. There is no way this is a civil-rights case . . . unless you are a backward-thinking dolt who spots racism based on nothing more than the fact that the police officer is white and the victim is black.

    It is a violation of federal law to subject a person to criminal investigation solely on the basis of his race. To prevent such government abuse, to root out institutional racism, is the objective of the civil-rights laws, which hold that a person may not be deprived of his rights and privileges — including due process and equal protection under the law — based on his race.

    If the Justice Department would not open a civil-rights investigation based on a black police officer’s shooting of a civilian, whatever the victim’s race, then a white officer is just as entitled to that presumption of innocence. It is no more legitimate for the Justice Department to target a white cop for being white than for a white cop to target a black man for being black. Both would be examples of what the civil-rights laws call “deprivation of rights under color of law.”

    The U.S. Attorney’s Manual, which guides Justice Department prosecutors, is clear on this point (USAM, Sec. 9-27.260):

    In determining whether to commence or recommend prosecution or take other action against a person, the attorney for the government should not be influenced by. . . . the person’s race, religion, sex, national origin, or political association, activities or beliefs.

    The manual elaborates that prosecutors must, of course, take note of personal characteristics when they are pertinent to the offense. Investigations of immigration violations, for example, necessarily involve a person’s national origin. And the fact that a victim and offender are of different races can be considered in building the case for a civil-rights investigation. But this simply means the government need not drop a case that is based on solid evidence of racial animus just because racial difference is part of its proof. It does not mean the mere racial difference can ever substitute for solid evidence of racial animus.

    Simply stated, it is impermissible for federal investigations to be commenced in the absence of colorable suspicion based on solid evidence. Yet, despite the absence of any suggestion that Darren Wilson is a racist, we know he has been made the subject of a civil-rights investigation. Obama-administration officials may not yet suspect that Nidal Hasan’s 2009 jihadist mass murder of 13 American soldiers was a terrorist attack, or that the Muslim Brotherhood is anything but a “largely secular” organization. They may have given the benefit of the doubt to Assad (the “reformer”), Iran (our good faith negotiating partner), Al Sharpton (Holder’s civil-rights adviser), and the IRS (not a “smidgeon” of corruption). But not to Darren Wilson. No sooner had the looting followed the shooting than Holder ceremoniously announced a Justice Department civil-rights murder probe.

    Based solely on Wilson’s race.

    It is ironic at first blush. Holder, after all, is the self-proclaimed scourge of racial profiling. Over the years, he has been a prominent Lawyer Left voice for the idea that institutional racism explains the lopsided representation of black men in the population of American convicts (with strangely less concern for the lopsided representation of black communities among crime victims). The CAIR-driven Muslim grievance sector also has the attorney general’s ear: It has become verboten to make the commonsense observation that Islamic doctrine just might have something to do with terrorism plotted against the United States throughout the past quarter-century by Muslims — that all those “smite their necks” verses just might shed some light on the decapitation of American journalists.

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    So how could Holder be what he purports to abhor, a racial profiler? It is because his selectively zealous anti-racism is the necessary flipside of his race obsession.
    This obsession holds that racism is America’s original, indelible sin. Crusading for “racial justice” — understood as desired outcome, not due process — becomes the highest cause. And the crusade can never end, no matter how objectively just society has become, because that would put the crusaders out of business . . . and out of power.

    Victor Davis Hanson diagnosed the condition with characteristic clarity as soldiering “in service to critical legal theory.” As Professor Hanson described this mindset, to Holder’s ilk laws are just “constructs that legitimize the prejudices of the wealthy and the privileged of society.” Thus, the attorney general’s job is not to enforce laws; it is to use them to even the score — or run roughshod over them if they are not useful to the social-justice enterprise. Holder and the zealots he directs lawlessly make up their own civil-rights laws, and we must either buy in or be demagogued as “a nation of cowards” on racial matters.

    The lawlessness ill suits an attorney general of the United States, but it comfortably aligns with government by race-obsessed, brass-knuckles, Chicago-style community organizing. In 1987, young disciple Barack Obama contributed a chapter to a retrospective on Saul Alinsky, 15 years after the path-breaking community organizer’s death. Blacks in America, Obama wrote, were “dispossessed people” for whom

    this internal debate has raged between integration and nationalism, between accommodation and militancy, between sit-down strikes and boardroom negotiations. The lines between these strategies have never been simply drawn, and the most successful black leadership has recognized the need to bridge these seemingly divergent approaches. [Emphasis added.]

    A Justice Department that devolves from a bulwark of the rule of law to a bridge between law and lawlessness, between civil-rights enforcement and civil-rights offense, is not a Justice Department worth having. Neither is an attorney general who would lead it so.

    — Andrew C. McCarthy is a policy fellow at the National Review Institute. His latest book, Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment, was released by Encounter Books on June 3.

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/386113/eric-holder-racial-profiler-andrew-c-mccarthy/page/0/1

  23. …way OT…however…

    Congratulations to Jessica Lange and Kathy Bates…against the odds they both won Emmy’s for ‘American Horror Story’

  24. Roger Simon who writes for Politico is one of the least perceptive and least savvy people around. But even this dunce understands we are correct in our analysis of 2016 (of course our analysis was well over a year ago on this topic):

    http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/2016-election-hillary-clinton-barack-obama-110319.html?hp=l1

    Hillary doomed if she’s Obama’s third term [snip]

    Was there anyone who said last week, “Uh, the golf thing, Mr. President? Maybe delay it a couple of days? So it doesn’t come minutes after you tell the nation how ‘heartbroken’ you are over a beheaded journalist. Maybe go hiking? Sit on a rock, commune with nature, that kind of thing?”

    Instead, the president swiftly changed into his golf togs, grabbed his bag and, as one wit put it, introduced the nation to his new doctrine: “Speak softly and carry a Big Bertha.”

    Even the civil unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, following the slaying of an unarmed black teenager by a white police officer, did not keep Obama off the links. As much as the White House says the president is always connected to his job no matter where he is — which is technically true — golf is clearly a world where the president goes to clear his mind and think other thoughts.

    Don Van Natta, who has written a history of presidents and golfing, wrote for ESPN The Magazine in 2012 that Obama’s wife, Michelle, “nudged him onto the links, hoping he would trade his smashmouth brand of pickup basketball for the more gentlemanly game of golf. Now Obama sees the game as his only chance to just wander around.”

    But there are better times to wander than others. Especially while playing a game associated with the 1 percent, not the people working two jobs to make a living wage.

    Still, Obama played on. And even though he talked about Ferguson during a brief news conference, he wanted to keep it at arm’s length. “I’ve got to make sure that I don’t look like I’m putting my thumb on the scales one way or the other,” Obama said. [snip]

    There appears to be nobody working for him who both disagrees with him and is willing to tell him so. Instead, we are left with a president who seems wrapped in his aloofness as a protective blanket to keep the outside from getting in.

    He may not care about the “optics” of all this. He’s got his two terms and his big legacy item: national health care.

    So why should he worry? You know who should worry? Hillary Clinton should worry.

    She has some of the same flaws as Obama. She can project a chilly public personality, a remoteness, a reserve and a detachment from ordinary people.

    And the Republicans see their opportunity. They already have their 2016 theme:

    “She may be riding high right now, but people may decide against having another four years of this kind of governing,” Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican vice presidential nominee in 2012, said recently.

    The candidate at the top of the GOP ticket backed him up. “Our party has to come together or we will continue with a third term of Barack Obama,” Mitt Romney warned.

    It is easier to imagine Clinton losing the presidency in 2016 than to imagine exactly whom she would lose to. The Republican field has a very few candidates capable of winning a general election and a gaggle of far right-wingers who cannot.

    Still, Clinton must connect with voters and sell her vision of America — which thus far she has kept largely to herself — in order to win.

    And even if she does that, she is not a sure thing: If she can be labeled as Obama’s third term, she can be beaten.

    That’s because I don’t think there are too many people who want an Obama third term. Not even Obama.

    Roger Simon is POLITICO’s chief political columnist.

  25. Oh dear, how sad, never mind……….buh bye. One less fuckwit to worry about.

    …………………………………………….

    Douglas McAuthur McCain, 33, of San Diego California was killed over the weekend fighting for the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and a Syrian opposition group, according to the Free Syrian Army.

    After the battle, McCain, along with his American passport and the bodies of three other foreign jihadis were found.

    McCain, who referred to himself as “Duale ThaslaveofAllah” on Facebook made his allegiance to Islam apparent on his social media pages. His Twitter bio read: “It’s Islam over everything.”

  26. Obama’s minions can go screw themselves, she owes them nothing, she is not part of the Gov’t at the present time, All I would say is “I don’t want to pre-empt the President, at the present time, it is up to the Gov’t to react and decide on courses of action”

    SHE OWES THEM NOTHING

  27. admin
    August 26, 2014 at 3:40 pm
    Obama acolytes want Hillary to cut her own throat:
    ——-
    Yup.

    Shar-pei said something about that yesterday, hence the rest of the leftist zombies climb on aboard.

    As this one is likely to blow up in the face of the radical totalitarian left, it is not surprising that they would want others to climb out there on the same limb.

    Rather than doing that, she needs to pull out a chainsaw, turn it on, and lay its teeth at the root of that limb.

  28. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2734919/Tepid-clapping-greets-unpopular-Obama-s-VA-speech-American-Legion-convention-small-group-loyalists-tried-generate-applause-him.html

    Tepid clapping greets unpopular Obama’s VA speech at American Legion convention in his first speech to group since 2011

    President fell flat as audience of thousands responded to military pledges with anemic ovations
    Some applause lines met with awkward silence while others earned only three seconds of feeble clapping
    Crowd came to life to honor fellow veterans, not Obama
    President announced 19 ‘executive actions’ aimed at restoring faith in failed VA system and providing better health care outcomes to war veterans
    Obama flopped with messages defending his cautious approach to battling ISIS in Iraq and Syria

    President Barack Obama faced a tough crowd on Tuesday – American military veterans – and fell flat on his applause lines as he failed to win over the American Legion’s convention-goers.

    His 35-minute speech seemed to have reminded the audience of the stark divide between the White House’s policy choices and the feelings of the men and women often called on to carry them out.

    A Virginia legionnaire who served in the U.S. Marine Corps told MailOnline that ‘a small group of Obama’s admirers – and there are some here – sat near the front and tried to generate applause for him about 10 times.’

    ‘They didn’t get much pickup,’ the retired lieutenant colonel said of the ‘instigators’ gathered at the Charlotte, North Carolina event, but ‘they were persistent. You could tell when the applause was genuine and when it wasn’t. It was obvious to everyone here.’

    Most of the veterans sat on their hands, leaving awkward silences where White House speechwriters expected ovations.

    ‘Some of these guys – well, most of them – remember that Obama sent Biden to speak to us last year in Houston, and blew us off entirely during his 2012 campaign.’

    That year, the president sent a 3-minute video message instead of coming to Indianapolis. Mitt Romney, his Republican rival, flew 1,000 miles to speak in person.

    The veteran asked MailOnline to conceal his identity. ‘I don’t need that kind of trouble,’ he said. ‘I work for a government contractor.’

    After the customary introductions and thank-yous to dignitaries, Obama spoke for nearly eight full minutes on Tuesday without a single clap.

    He touted his foreign policy bona fides, boasting that ‘even countries that criticize us – when the chips are down and they need help, they know who to call. They call us. That’s what American leadership looks like.’

    Silence.

    ‘Sustaining our leadership, keeping America strong and secure, means we have to use our power wisely,’ Obama cautioned, in keeping with his slow approach to battling ISIS and other terror groups overseas.

    ‘History teaches us of the dangers of overreaching and spreading ourselves too thin, and trying to go it alone without international support, or rushing into military adventures without thinking through the consequences.’

    Crickets.

    ‘You know that we should never send America’s sons and daughters into harm’s way unless it is absolutely necessary and we have a plan and we are resourcing it and prepared to see it through.’

    Tepid clapping followed pregnant seconds of emptiness.

    ‘We removed more than 140,000 troops from Iraq and welcomed those troops home. It was the right thing to do.’

    Nothing.

    Obama couldn’t muster sustained applause for a declaration that ‘in just four months we will complete our combat mission in Afghanistan and America’s longest war will come to a responsible end.’

    Not even when he paused to honor ‘every American who served to make this progress possible, every single one, especially the more than 2,200 American patriots who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan to keep us safe.’ [snip]

    After he pledged to ‘partner with Afghans so their country can never again be used to launch attacks against the United States,’ four seconds elapsed before a weak round of clapping could be heard in the hall.

    Obama did hit his stride, eventually. A louder but brief ovation rang out after he laid down an ultimatum to ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham.

  29. admin
    August 26, 2014 at 5:54 pm
    —————————
    Our military: always there when we need them. 🙂 🙂
    Waiting to hear how Kay Hagan managed to get avoid the minefield left. 🙂

    We also have to wonder what Obama did afterward to soothe his battered ego. 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Hope our heroes enjoyed this as much as I do. But it’s likely they shed tears.

  30. Obama’s butt boys would argue that feeble clapping by the VA audience is better than no clapping at all. For clearly, had he made the same speech at a National Press Club dinner, the applause would have been deafening, and the big media reporters would be fainting. And why not. Theirs are the coffers he enriches, and military people are cannon fodder–as we saw in Benghazi. Given a choice between preparing for a fundraiser or saving the military lives he put in harms way. Obama chose the fundraiser, and blamed a video for the attack. It therefore follows that when wacko Cornell West calls Obama a pimp, he is not that far off the mark.

  31. I’d like to see Dr Ben Carson educate Mr Fastlips “I know more than You” Smartypants, Marc Lamont Hill…

    (in my wildest fantasy I would love to see a Hillary/Dr. Ben ticket…I know it will never happen…but that would be brainpower and common sense at its finest…)

    i know this sounds crazy but if there were a Romney/Dr Ben ticket I think that could gain momentum…romney is in the process of rehabilitation

  32. Obama fills the coffers of his wealthy donors. And he fills the coffins of our men and women in uniform, as we saw first hand in Benghazi. He never gave the order to save the troops. We know this because if he had done so there would have been an official record, but here there is none. No record = No order. Anything else he might say on the subject is a lie, by a man who has proven to be a serial liar.

  33. ‘History teaches us of the dangers of overreaching and spreading ourselves too thin, and trying to go it alone without international support, or rushing into military adventures without thinking through the consequences.’
    ————-
    I know Obama thinks that history is a river, but I am not sure which history is he referring to?

    Evidently he is a con law professor, an economist and an historian–oh how lucky we are to have him.

    But what about the other thing that history teaches us?

    Munich teaches us the dangers of appeasement–as we saw in his dealings with Putin.

    Pearl Harbor teaches us the dangers of being unprepared and underestimating the enemy–as we saw in his reaction to ISIS.

    Obama is an idiot who simply reads the speeches placed in front of him.

    His script writers need to understand the dangers of invoking history

    Even if he does not.

  34. moononpluto
    August 26, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    Obama’s minions can go screw themselves, she owes them nothing

    ——
    DITTO!

  35. HoldThemAccountable, here is Hagen’s deceptive ploy:

    http://www.politico.com/story/2014/08/kay-hagan-president-obama-north-carolina-110356.html?hp=t3_3

    Kay Hagan hits, then embraces Obama

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan beat up President Barack Obama before he arrived in town, then showed up at the airport to give him a kiss on the cheek.

    That’s the kind of balance Hagan’s trying to strike in a state where Obama’s still very popular in some parts that helped her win in 2008, but dragging her down so much elsewhere that she’s one of the Democrats’ most vulnerable incumbents.

    Hagan issued an advanced draft of her speech to the American Legion here before Obama arrived, charging that the president “has not done enough” to restore trust after the Veterans Affairs scandal broke earlier in the summer, adding that the administration still “has a long road ahead.” She was scheduled to address the convention Wednesday afternoon.

    That does not appear to have been the message she delivered to Obama, whom she greeted smiling at the North Carolina Air National Guard base, and embraced as he came down the stairs. [snip]

    “More surprising than the tarmac embrace has been last few days of harshly worded Hagan press releases, considering her near unanimous support for this administration over the last five years,” Dayspring said. “The big hug should be even less surprising considering the extent to which Kay Hagan is depending on President Obama and his allies to finance her campaign.”

  36. Obama in speech to veterans:

    ‘You know that we should never send America’s sons and daughters into harm’s way unless it is absolutely necessary and we have a plan and we are resourcing it and prepared to see it through.’
    _________________

    As if he gave a fat rat’s rear-end about “America’s sons and daughters”. And, he only pretends to care for those who could be his “own son”. He cares about Obama and only Obama.

  37. It’s over in Ohio. Kasich will win reelection and Obama Dims are in a panic:

    video at link.

    http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2014/08/ed_fitzgeralds_press_secretary.html

    CLEVELAND, Ohio — Ed FitzGerald’s campaign for governor confirmed Friday what was speculated for days: That the beleaguered Democrat is altering his strategy in an attempt to ensure his troubles don’t doom his party’s entire statewide ticket.

    But FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga County executive, also plans to mount a “competitive, vocal” challenge to Republican Gov. John Kasich, his press secretary said.

    “We will be making a significant investment in [the Ohio Democratic Party’s] field and voter turnout program,” Lauren Hitt wrote in an email. “With early vote approaching, this strategic shift in resources will allow us to focus on turning out the sporadic Democratic voters who have made the difference in so many past elections.”

    The shift Hitt notes is expected to benefit down-ballot Democratic candidates in races for attorney general, auditor, secretary of state and treasurer.

    FitzGerald’s campaign is reshuffling after weeks of character questions that dogged the gubernatorial nominee and raised doubts about his viability against Kasich. On Monday, an exodus of staff advisers and outside consultants signaled Democrats’ eagerness to salvage something out of the November elections.

    The Northeast Ohio Media Group and others reported Aug. 1 that while responding to a 4:30 a.m. call about a suspicious vehicle in 2012, police in suburban Westlake found the county executive parked outside an industrial complex with a woman who was not his wife. Reporters subsequently learned that FitzGerald was driving on a learner’s permit at the time and had lacked a regular driver’s license for a decade.

    FitzGerald had trailed Kasich in fundraising and polling even before the revelations.

    Campaign manager Nick Buis and communications director Daniel McElhatton have left. Other key advisers gone include Aaron Pickrell and Louis Capobianco. Taking over for Buis is Chip Shannon, promoted from political director. Hitt, whose long-term status was uncertain earlier this week, confirmed Friday that she is staying.

    “Additionally, our current senior staff and consulting team will remain unchanged,” Hitt wrote in her email. “Denny Wojtanowski will continue in his advisory role — managing debate negotiations and overseeing the campaign’s investment in the Democratic coordinated campaign and [get-out-the-vote] program.”

    Expect another Republican sweep that began with the last one in 2010.

  38. More on Ohio:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/08/26/the-remarkable-implosion-of-ed-fitzgerald/

    The remarkable implosion of Ed FitzGerald

    The Cleveland Plain-Dealer reports that Democratic Ohio governor candidate Ed FitzGerald’s campaign, faced with a series of unhelpful revelations, is basically packing it in: [snip]

    Translation: We’re trying to make sure our disaster of a campaign doesn’t drag down Democrats downballot who actually have a chance to win.

    It’s a stunning turn of events in what we supposed to be a major swing-state gubernatorial election this year. Just two years ago, Gov. John Kasich was an unpopular Republican governor who been rebuked by voters when overturned his move to restrict collective bargaining rights for public-sector unions.

    But Kasich has regained his good political name even as the once-touted candidacy of FitzGerald has imploded in ways not even the most optimistic Republicans could imagine.

    First was the poor fundraising, then a report that he was found by police in a car at 4:30 a.m. with a woman who was not his wife — and that he didn’t have a driver’s license for a decade — and finally nearly all of his top campaign staff deserting him. FitzGerald’s collapse is all the more remarkable — and worrisome for Democrats — for a few reasons.

    1) He was groomed

    Ohio might be a swing state, but Democrats here have a notoriously shallow bench. FitzGerald was supposed to be different, though. Young, politically astute and coming from the right part of the state, he assumed the newly created position of Cuyahoga County executive in 2010 with a mandate to clean up corruption in the Cleveland area (and to run for governor in 2014). [snip]

    Now, it’s all gone to pot. And with their young rising star now sufficiently sullied, Democrats will have to go back to the drawing board when it comes to the 2016 Senate race and the likely open-seat governor’s race in 2018.

    2) Downballot Democrats are panicked

    FitzGerald’s campaign is shifting toward helping downballot Democrats for one reason: Those downballot Democrats have got to be terrified of what his colossal failure as a candidate means for them. [snip]

    Democrats are running against GOP incumbents for all five statewide constitutional offices this year. They also hold less than one-third of the state Senate, less than 40 percent of the state House, and just 25 percent of the state’s congressional seats. (Again, this is a swing state.)

    In other words, Democrats have lots of ground to make up. What they don’t have is a gubernatorial candidate who is going to motivate their faithful to turn out to vote from the top of the ticket. That’s a huge loss.

    3) The presidential reverberations

    Democrats’ inability to run a competitive candidate for governor in one of the swingiest states in the country doesn’t speak well to their ability to deliver the crucial swing state to the Democratic presidential nominee (Hillary Clinton, anyone?) in 2016.

    Not only is it bad to have a governor of the opposite party in charge; the current debacle suggests Democrats’ campaign operation won’t exactly be in tip-top shape come 2016.

    And we don’t have to remind you how important Ohio is. Over the past 110 years, the winner of Ohio has won the presidential race 26 times out of 28 — and 13 in a row. That’s not a coincidence. Ohio is a bellwether with lots of electoral votes (18 — the seventh-most among the 50 states). It’s pretty darn hard to win without it.

    Which is a big reason Republicans are holding their convention in Cleveland in 2016.

    4) John Kasich for president

    Kasich’s name remains in the periphery of 2016 presidential speculation. But he was once a House member who ran a brief campaign for president in 2000. So clearly the interest is there — at least somewhat.

    We don’t buy #3 or #4.

  39. ‘History teaches us of the dangers of overreaching and spreading ourselves too thin, and trying to go it alone without international support, or rushing into military adventures without thinking through the consequences.’
    ——–
    My god. Is there any red herring this fuck stick has missed?

    Over reaching–spreading ourselves to thin? Is THAT the problem? Or, is the problem showing weakness, issuing false ultimatums, deferring to the UN which is a bevy of voices in distraction. Red Herring #1.

    Trying to go it alone? Is that the problem? Desert Shield had a coalition of 21 nations. Desert Storm had a coalition of 9 nations. So what is this going it alone bullshit. Red Herring #2.

    Rushing into military actions without thinking through the consequences? Like Obama’s failed attempt to attack Syria, and deferring to Putin? Red Herring #3.

    Like I said above asshole Obama, be wary of history, and stop creating these false issues to cover up your own lack of strategy.

    And, as far as thinking through the consequences, don’t do dumb things is not a strategy, asshole.

  40. admin

    August 26, 2014 at 9:11 pm

    ———-
    I have seen drunks in a bar make more sense than this idiot.

    And yet, that is their A-team.

  41. Pretty good article in Legal Insurrection (see link below) showing the ridiculous lengths which the Washington Post has gone to : i) demonize Officer Wilson and ii) canonize Michael Brown.

    In Wilson’s case, they have suggested that there was racial discrimination in his police department, but there has been no showing that he played any part in it. They have delved into his parent’s divorce, and invaded his privacy in every possible way.

    In Brown’s case, they have called him a gentle giant, failed to mention the video of him assaulting the convenience story clerk, boosting the cigars, or mentioned the physical injury the officer sustained prior to discharging his account, and credited the account of an eye witness who had a history of perjury.

    Why?

    Simple.

    Before they sent reporters into Ferguson, the editors of the Washington Post connived a narrative identical to the one they connived for Travon Martin–that this was not an act of self defense but a cold blooded execution of an innocent black child by a white cop in this case, a white Hispanic in the Martin case, and they deferred to Sharpton the biggest race hustler in the country, next to Eric Holder.

    Then, when the facts do not conform to the narrative, they either censor them, or they twist them to make certain they do. And they use that false narrative to divide the nation, so the nation does not fixate on what they are doing and on the vast disparity of wealth which has accumulated in their city. Forget about what they say, and do not be bamboozled by what they do. Just follow the money and you will know both the how and the why of what elite media does.

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/08/competing-media-narratives-of-darren-wilson-and-michael-brown/

  42. 4) John Kasich for president
    Kasich’s name remains in the periphery of 2016 presidential speculation. But he was once a House member who ran a brief campaign for president in 2000. So clearly the interest is there — at least somewhat.
    ————-
    As previously noted, that is the one thing–the only thing Soros and I agree on. Kasich would be the strongest candidate they could field. But I am not sure he is interested, and seriously doubt he would genuflect to the big donors like Mitt, Rand, Marco, and surely Christie would. He would be more of a populist. He is a fireball of energy, and his background is working class–not Harvard, Yale or Princeton. He is not one of them high falleutin greeks.

  43. admin
    August 26, 2014 at 9:11 pm
    ————
    I watched this again, and it looks to me like she is having a private conversation with someone she knows, and whoever that was, had a hidden camera recording her comments. Insurance companies use that tactic when they monitor defendants in workman’s compensation cases. If she were not running for a US Senate seat, I would exclude them because most people in the political process behave in that manner when they think no one is watching. But this information is relevant now, because Montana voters need to know who she really is, and decide whether her values are compatible with theirs. If I were her campaign chairman, I would be looking for an exit.

  44. What we see with big media, and what we see in the colleges today as separately reported by David Horowitz and Bill Jacobsen at College Insurrection is what the Italian Communist Gramci described in the Prison Diaries as:

    The slow march of communism aka progressivism through the institutions.

  45. Like Rodney Dangerfield, Obama gets no respect. They are tweaking his nose by threatening to attack Chicago, and daring him to do anything about it. And it is, oh so personal. After all, Chicago is home for him. It is where:

    a. the mansion that convicted felon bought for him is located. (That would be Uncle Tony Rezko)

    b. his spiritual adviser and man of the cloth preaches. (That would be Right Reverend Jerry Wright)

    c. his chief of staff who chases people around the showers naked is mayor. (That would be Rambo Emanuel)

    d. his terrorist friend and his fugitive wife resided. (That would be Bomber Bill Ayers, et. ux)

    e. his corrupt donors reside. (That would be the shadowy Goose Lake crew)

    So this is more than a threat against the nation. It is a very personal threat against him and his roots. They are tweaking his nose, and daring him to do anything about it.

    How serious is it? Who knows? But he had best err on the side of taking it seriously. In other words, no more of this calling ISIS junior varsity and no Kobe Bryant.

    I sympathize. Obama is used to getting everything handed to him on a silver platter. He is not accustomed to the rough trade.

    He is used to playing the race card to get what he wants. But that cuts no ice with ISIS. They believe in Allah. They do not believe that Obama is the Messiah just because big media does. They see him as the very thing he most despises—a western imperialist.

    They are connoisseurs of power. Every time Messiah Obama drew a red line in the sand, and then backed down, they took note. They can smell the fear in him and in Chuck Hagel, as most Americans cannot. Nature abhors a vacuum.

    An attack on Chicago would be bad. An attack on the rest of America would be terrible. We must do everything we can to prevent any attack on our soil from happening, especially now, as we approach the eve of the attack on the twin towers and the attack on our outpost in Benghazi in 2012. Is Obama up to it? Time will tell.
    —————

    Drudge Report News: ISIS Threatens Chicago? Oklahoma Senator Warns About Potential Terrorist Attack

    BY ARVIN DONGUINES , CHRISTIAN POST CONTRIBUTOR

    August 25, 2014|12:31 pm

    A member of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant waves an ISIS flag.

    Featured news indicates a new threat from the Islamic extremist group from the Middle East known as the ISIS or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria to a U.S. city.

    A couple of images were posted on Twitter by a suspected ISIS member or supporter, according to CBS Chicago.

    “#AmessagefromISIStoUS
    We are in your state
    We are in your cities
    We are in your streets
    You are our goals anywhere.”

    The pictures, as shown, appear to be the Old Republic Building, 307 N. Michigan Ave., in Chicago and the White House, in Washington, D.C.

    The publication further indicates that the handwritten note is dated June 20 this year.

    Reports from WGNTV.com said that there are other tweets that bear the same two pictures with varying captions.

    “we are in your state/ we are in your cities / we are in your streets. You are our goals anywhere,” one post read.

    “we are here #america near our #target 🙂 sooooooooooooon,” another said.

    No one from the building’s security personnel, the Secret Service, the FBI, or the Chicago police gave comments on the said threats, according to reports.

    Meanwhile, The Epoch Times reported that soon as the CBS news came out, Sen. James Inhofe from Oklahoma issued a warning of an impending terrorist attack on the US soil.

    The senator was quoted in a statement during an interview with Fox 25’s Phil Cross.

    “We’re in the most dangerous position we’ve ever been in as a nation,” he said.

    The Republican from Oklahoma also emphasized how “bad” the ISIS is as a terrorist group after reflecting the beheading of an American journalist James Foley.

    “ISIS, they are really bad terrorists, they’re so bad even Al Qaida is afraid of them. They’re crazy out there and they’re rapidly developing a method of blowing up a major U.S. city and people just can’t believe that’s happening,” he continued.

    The interview went on with him blaming the current Obama administration on the current “dangerous situation.”

    “He’s [President Obama] going to have to come up with something that we’re going to do because they’re holding another hostage and the problem is, the President says all these things and he never does them,” Inhofe said.

  46. Eric Holder.

    Racist.

    Racist Eric Holder claims the nation is too cowardly to have an honest discussion about race.

    By which he means reparations, entitlement and affirmative action.

    By which he does not mean a discussion of the impact of welfare state policies and great society programs on:

    1. black poverty

    2. black crime

    3. black drug adiction

    4. the breakdown of the black family

    He and his fellow travelers, i.e. Sharpton, Jackson, Clyburn, Cummings, Jealous, Lee, and their ilk–

    Want to blame everything on white people

    Not because it is true, but because their careers and celebrity status depend on it

    But what if the very programs they advocate to improve the lot of black have the reverse effect?

    Tom Sowell, Walter Williams and others have made a compelling case that the policies themselves are the culprit.

    And if that is the case, then Holder and his ilk stand in the same shoes as those who ran the Tuskagee project.

    By peddling a false cure, which makes the condition affecting a race of people worse, not better.

    Let’s forget about the intent of these policies, and start focusing on their impacts.

    Intent can be faked. Impacts cannot. And in the end, impacts are what matter.

    As Professor Walter Williams puts it: blacks must confront reality (if they want to succeed as other groups have).
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    http://townhall.com/columnists/walterewilliams/2014/08/27/blacks-must-confront-reality-n1882887?utm_source=BreakingOnTownhallWidget_7&utm_medium=story&utm_campaign=BreakingOnTownhall
    .

  47. I really hope Ben Carson runs for President.

    He is the only one in the world who can undo the damage Obama has done to race relations in this country.

    The Republican Party has a number of potential candidates for president.

    But Carson and Cruz are the only two Republicans who are men of high moral character.

    Both of them are devoted to the American People as opposed to the Chamber of Commerce.

  48. Erickson, who is a mild mannered sort of guy, asks an incendiary question: how many will die here and around the world because this nation elected such a weak mom jeans sort of dude as messiah Obama.

    They look at him, they look at us, and in many different languages they ask the same question: why did you ever elect such a weak man and foolish as Barack Obama? And they go on to tell us:

    We will not be won by weaklings
    Subtle and suave and mild–like Obama
    But by men with the hearts of Vikings
    And the simple faith of a child–Harvard sheepskin counter productive.

    How Many Will Die?

    By: Erick Erickson (Diary) | August 27th, 2014 at 04:30 AM | 0

    How many people world wide are going to be slaughtered because of Barack Obama? I think the number grows daily. It is not just Americans who have died and will die because of Barack Obama, but many others.

    Our enemies are increasingly on the move across the globe. They are emboldened by a President in mom jeans who’d rather golf than lead. President Obama has made it crystal clear he thinks the world will be more stable if we are less so. He has made it crystal clear he thinks the world will be safer if we are less safe. His entire foreign policy is one of not benign, but malicious, neglect.

    In six years in the White House, Barack Obama has fought more vigorously in rhetoric against Republicans than those who threaten the United States abroad. One could hardly be surprised if tomorrow he declared war on Ferguson, MO while sending John Kerry to negotiate a peace treaty with ISIS.

    Our border is not secured, our allies no longer wish to bring us in to help in their plans, and our enemies are salivating at the thought of taking territory with no one to stop them.

    Meanwhile, Barack Obama is peeing sitting down.

    The death toll from a world at war and terrorists on the march over the next decade will be far higher than it would have been had Barack Obama never held the Presidency. It is not just that we now have citizens and companies fleeing the nation for greener pastures, more and more Americans see the nation in decline.

    The problem is Barack Obama sees a nation not in decline, but one remade in his image. And he likes it. How many will die because of his failures? Too many.

  49. When Obama’s IRS is actively ripping off Americans with corporate and personal and insurance taxes, what did they think was going to happen with Businesses.

    The Obama WH is not business friendly.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/08/26/ohio-sen-sherrod-brown-calls-for-burger-king-boycott-over-mooted-tim-hortons/

    Burger King’s plan to buy Canadian donut chain Tim Hortons and relocate to Canada has cost it the patronage of one U.S. senator.

    Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, released a statement Monday calling on consumers to boycott the home of the Whopper after Burger King announced late Sunday that it was in talks to buy Tim Hortons, creating the world’s third-largest fast-food company in the process.

    Burger King confirmed the deal on Tuesday; as part of the plan, Burger King would relocate its headquarters to Canada, a move that could lower its corporate taxes.

    “Burger King’s decision to abandon the United States means consumers should turn to Wendy’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers or White Castle sliders,” Brown said. “Burger King has always said ‘Have it Your Way’; well my way is to support two Ohio companies that haven’t abandoned their country or customers.” Wendy’s is based in Dublin, Ohio, while White Castle is headquartered in Columbus.

    President Obama and Congress have criticized so-called “tax inversions” because they mean a loss of tax revenue for the U.S. government.

  50. So tax inversion means a business is immigrating? I thought the Democrats and Obama administration was all for immigration. Or does it mean they are for immigration to here but not immigration to somewhere else? That seems mighty hypocritical. Do open borders only go one way? Are we prisoners now? Or just our money to pay for whatever the Democrats currently want. I wish the political establishment in this country could reason out beyond step one of their policies which always is “more money” . “Who could have known” always follows their catastrophes and it means they weren’t listening to anyone who did know. How do geniuses like Sherrod Brown find their way out of the house in the morning if they have no more ability to figure out cause and effect than this?

  51. August 26, 2014, 09:34 pm
    Soldier who helped capture Saddam Hussein wins Okla. GOP runoff
    Former Oklahoma state Sen. Steve Russell (R), a member of the military team that captured Saddam Hussein in Iraq in 2003, has nearly punched his ticket to Congress this fall. Russell won the GOP primary runoff Tuesday to succeed Rep. James Lankford (R) with 59 percent of the vote to Corporation Commissioner Patrice Douglas’ 41 percent when the Associated Press called the race.
    Oklahoma politicos saw his win as a triumph of old-fashioned grassroots support and retail politicking over a better-established, better-known candidate. Though Douglas was seen as a frontrunner early on in the primary, Russell won the most support in the first round of voting and focused his runoff efforts on getting those voters to the polls. snip
    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/house-races/216033-soldier-who-helped-capture-saddam-hussein-wins-okla-gop-runoff

  52. Wbboei
    I like and respect Ben Carson. However, I heard him speak about healthcare. He advocates health savings accounts, not universal not for profit health insurance. Healthcare is a major concern for the country. My husband and I have a health savings account and let me tell you that the purpose of them is to keep people from going to the Dr. too often and thereby lower costs. The consumer has to pick up most of the bills until you reach a rather high threshhold. Our health savings account was almost always empty, the result being we often postpone Dr. visits and filling precrtions. He clearly has the Repug allignment with PARMA and the insurers…..not the people.

  53. On a brighter note, Hillary has been on vacation in my home town for a few weeks. Two of my guests ran into her. Both said she was friendly and down to earth. One had a ten minute chit chat with Hillary while her assistant shopped in one of the stores in town. The other ran into Hill and Bill in a local pizza joint. In fact, everyone who has had contact with her here over the years has had nothing but nice things to say. Yet the stories of her being distanct and cold continue. She needs much better PR to counter the haters IMHO.

  54. More confirmation of media bias – as if we needed any. The killing of Dillon Taylor, a young “white and Hispanic” man whose history was similar to Michael Brown’s, killed by a cop who was “not white” in Utah.

    Where are you, CNN, NBC, Eric Holder, Barack Obama? Where are the good reverends who are so concerned about race crime? Rev. Al, Jessie, … anyone?
    _____________

    Ferguson-like attack in Utah escapes media notice; race bias seen
    Discrepancy in attention given to Ferguson’s Michael Brown, Utah’s Dillon Taylor fuels resentment

    Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/aug/25/critics-see-racial-double-standard-in-coverage-of-/?utm_source=RSS_Feed&utm_medium=RSS#ixzz3BbU1JK9l
    Follow us: @washtimes on Twitter

  55. This article explains why the GOP is afraid of Hillary – with good reason. It doesn’t mention the anti-Clinton Dims, but it appears that they are SOL. They may as well pack up their hatred, their skewed view of racial and gender equality, their smart-assed attitudes and hit the road!

    ____________________________

    The Buzz For Hillary Clinton as a Presidential Nominee: Why the GOP is afraid

    Let’s Kiki08/27/2014 By Karen Sulprizio at WHR
    Hillary Rodham Clinton

    ASSOCIATED PRESS/Uncredited

    FILE – This July 23, 2014, file photo shows former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as she speaks at Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute (CHORI) in Oakland, Calif. The Associated Press has tracked the movements and machinations of more than a dozen prospective presidential candidates including Clinton. (AP Photo) Copyright © A2014
    While many are still holding their breath in anticipation of Hillary Clinton adding her name as a Presidential candidate for the Democratic Party, the GOP has not wasted any time in dredging up anything and everything they could find on the former Secretary of State’s past. Given the behavior of the Republican Party in the last few years, no one can say they are surprised. Hillary Clinton is a strong woman, with White House experience, a former Secretary of State and her words carry clout wherever she goes. These traits alone seem to be the opposite of what the GOP stands for. But here is the catch, Hillary hasn’t even indicated that she will be in the running, so what are they afraid of?

    Smear tactics, name calling and the revealing of hidden personal secrets kind of goes hand-in-hand with American politics. It has been going on since 1800, when Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, once two lifelong friends, began fairly ugly campaigns against each other as they both ran for President. Their outrageous behavior seemed to set a precedence to continue the tradition. Apparently, the mere thought of Hillary as the Democratic candidate for 2016, caused such a reaction in the Republican Party that they began strategizing in Republican National Committee Meetings, referring to her as “she who should not be named”.

    After you stop smirking, that whole concept actually begins to set in. They are afraid, they are very afraid.

    Bill and Hillary Clinton represent a powerful duo, with past political successes that are hard to beat. In past polls, Hillary Clinton has received high favors that encompass a broad range of demographics in gender, ideology, class and ethnicity lines. What the true secret might be for the mass fear of the Republicans is that Hillary Clinton represents common sense, and this is something the American public is hungry for. The other part of that is the potential lash-back effect that many women and men may be feeling against what has been thought of the personal attack on women’s issues by the Republican Party. In essence, the fear that is faced by the Republican Party may be the consequences of their own making.

    Hillary Clinton has been a survivor in the world of American politics, where very few have tread. She speaks to the everyday person, making them feel comfortable and in the next breath has the expertise of a knowledge base on a number of complex topics. Her sense of humor can touch the heart and there is a level of understanding that she conveys to the challenges we all face in a tumultuous economy.

    At one point in Hillary’s political career, the majority of people that seemed to be anti-Hillary, were men. There are a number of reasons, both social and psychological, but it appears that after Americans settled down to the idea of a possible female President, a number of men have joined in support of Hillary Clinton for President. An important area to note is that in family situations, women’s issues are also considered as men’s issues.

    Bottom line for the Republican fear? Hillary Clinton exudes leadership on both a national and international level, and those that are against her know she can battle with the greatest and usually comes out looking the better for it.

    http://www.willhillaryrun.com

  56. admin
    August 26, 2014 at 8:00 pm
    Hagen’s deceptive ploy:
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    Fighting dirty as Democrats tend to do. hah! TY for report.

  57. totally disgusted
    August 27, 2014 at 9:16 am
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    Thank you for your insights on this.

    Point taken.

  58. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio,
    —————–
    They ought to hang a sign around the neck of this four flusher which reads

    Hi

    My name is Sherrod–with 2 R’s

    I am useless as tits on a boar–spellt bore because I am that too.

    I luv Obama

    Can’t say why, just do

    And I am unalterably opposed to this move by Obama

    And I urge you to hit them where it really hurts

    Boycott big mac

    Some say it was Obama’s tax policies that precipitated that move

    Even if that is true I refuse to believe it

    I am a robot, and am not programmed to think

    I am a progressive and thinking is . . . contra bonus mores in our crowd

    The leader leads, we follow, seig heil

    And be sure to vote for me

    Because if you do, I promise to rip you off

    See, I am not like the other guys, I am honest about my dishonesty.

  59. Yes, it is a rather long sign/

    And since it is also appears in Spanish, Chinese, Viet Namese, Japanese, Swaheli, French, Iranian, etc. so no one is offended and everyone know that I am multi cultural in the bedroom

    It is a very long sign

    Love,

    Sherrod

    Question: is Sherrod anything like a Boy Named Sue?

  60. Mormaer
    August 27, 2014 at 7:39 am
    So tax inversion means a business is immigrating? I thought the Democrats and Obama administration was all for immigration.
    ———–
    They appear to advocate a policy of out with the good air and in with the bad.

    Since Obama is a master of history, law, economics and every other discipline know to man

    As well befits a Messiah

    He may wish to read The Fall of the Roman Empire

    Which is now available in large print

    Suffice it to say, his strategy is a lethal one.

    And calling those who vote with their feet economic traitors

    When Jack Lew does it, when Sherrod (with 2 Rs does it) and when the Messiah does it

    Is a fool’s errand.

  61. I wrote a long paper on Soros positing that Obama is his puppet. At this point, the premise is beyond dispute–if you compare their respective agendas, and the wall of money Soros marshalled around the world to get him elected. There is a quote in that paper which I cannot find at the moment, because it explains why Obama was chosen, which was in part because he is a liar. As I recall, Soros said the policies he advocates (including open borders) will never be acceptable to the existing electorate therefore Obama must find ways to bamboozle them and get around them wherever he can. That is the gist of it.

  62. During the convention, Hillary expressed doubt that a certain approach Obama advocated would be accepted as legitimate and authentic by the audience, that being the democrat party and the public at large. Obama dismissed her concern and stated flatly “I can make them believe anything I want them to believe!!! History has proven him right in that singular respect. Over 40% of the electorate are still on board. Their stupidity is unfathomable. But this would not be the case if we had a functional media in this country.

  63. wbb, you’re right about 40 % approval thing. My hope is that, as mentioned in a post above, the polls are rigged. Possibly, as has happened in the past, responders, afraid of being perceived as racist, have falsely reported favorable views (that’s probably a long shot).

    If the 40 % approval rating is not due to the above, I guess we just have to admit that 40 % of Americans are poorly informed – just too ignorant, lazy, and apathetic to look deeper than CNN for the truth. Of course, the Obama faithfuls make up a segment of that 40 %. Obviously, as you stated, MSM is manipulating voter opinion in a big way, The reality is you really can’t fix stupid.

  64. Administrator, please fix the video posted on August 26th at 8:56 p.m. It comes on every time we go to the comments.

  65. Update: Forthwith the counterargument to the one we make. We’ve been hearing a lot of background noise about how Obama Dimocrats have a master plan that is producing incredible results such that this November will be a big success or at least not a complete bust. This is what they are up to which Republicans should match:

    Inside the Democrats’ Plan to Save Arkansas—and the Senate
    The party’s desperate bid to hang onto the majority rests on an unprecedented political organizing effort in red states like this one.

    PINE BLUFF, Arkansas—No sign announces the purpose of this little storefront, squeezed between a Bestway Rent to Own and a Rent-a-Center in a dilapidated shopping center. But the words hand-lettered in black and red marker on three pieces of paper taped to the window—“Register to Vote Here”—and a cluster of placards for candidates give it away: It is a Democratic Party field office.

    Democrats aren’t advertising this office and 39 others like it that are scattered around Arkansas—in fact, their locations are a closely guarded secret. When I visited last week, having tracked it down through creative public-records sleuthing, I took Chita Collins, the field organizer on duty there, by surprise. But I wanted to see the evidence of what Democrats have been claiming they’re building in states like this one, and what could be crucial to their uphill quest to keep the Senate: an Obama-style community-organizing effort of unprecedented scale for a non-presidential election.

    The office in Pine Bluff is a cavernous, mostly empty space. Six full-time, paid staff work out of the unit, which is open seven days a week. [snip]

    This year, Republicans are in danger of getting organizationally overmatched once again. [snip]

    But the Republicans’ effort pales in comparison to what the Democrats have built: Democrats are spending more than five times as much money in Arkansas, and have four times as many field offices and triple the number of staff. In the month of July alone, the Arkansas Democratic Party reported nearly $900,000 in federal campaign spending, while Arkansas Republicans reported $155,000. (Most of the money the Democrats are spending has come directly from the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.) Democrats listed 64 staffers on their payroll; Republicans listed 22. The RNC claims it has 50 people on the payroll in Arkansas, including some being paid by other GOP committees, but I could not find a record of them and staffers on the ground were not aware of them. According to public records, there are Democratic staffers in places like Cabot (population 24,000), Marion (12,000), Arkadelphia (11,000), and Dardanelle, Tom Cotton’s hometown, with fewer than 5,000 residents.

    On election day 2012 the incompetent Romney GOTV program crashed in one massive ORCA mess. Instead of asking What’s the matter with Kansas? it might be wiser for Republicans/conservatives to make sure they don’t have another GOTV crash and burn in places they should easily win like ArKANSAS.

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  66. If you want to lose elections, stick with Stinky and his horrible economic policies:

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/08/27/cbo-economic-forecast/14677485/

    CBO forecast of 1.5% growth lower than Obama’s

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Congressional Budget Office on Wednesday forecast that the U.S. economy will grow by just 1.5 percent in 2014, undermined by a poor performance during the first three months of the year.

    The new assessment was considerably more pessimistic than the Obama administration’s, which predicted last month that the economy would expand by 2.6 percent this year even though it contracted by an annual rate of 2.1 percent in the first quarter.

    The economy did grow by 0.9 percent during the first half of 2014. [snip]

    Economists at JPMorgan Chase are forecasting that the economy will grow by 1.9 percent this year, when measured from the fourth quarter, down from 3.1 percent in 2013. [snip]

    Over the long term, the CBO said “the large and increasing amount of federal debt would have serious negative consequences” including the risk of a crisis that could raise interest rates.

  67. Wackadoodle-doo

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/08/27/Exclusive-Rand-Paul-Hillary-Clinton-s-War-Hawk-Style-Policies-Destabilized-Libya-Syria-Leading-To-Benghazi-Terrorist-Attack-Rise-Of-ISIS

    Exclusive–Rand Paul: Hillary’s ‘War Hawk’ Policies Led to Benghazi Attack, Rise of ISIS

    Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) certainly has a knack for boldness. On Sunday’s Meet the Press, he dubbed U.S. military engagement in Libya “Hillary’s war” and stated the rise of the Islamic State (ISIS) is not a result of President Obama’s inaction in the Middle East but the unintended consequence of the U.S. military engagement in Libya.

    The comments predictably caused heads in the GOP’s foreign policy establishment to explode. The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin called the rhetorical gambit “ludicrous” and said Paul holds the same views as his father, the libertarian former-Rep. Ron Paul. In an email to me, John Yoo, the former top Justice Department official in the Bush administration, said Paul is the Republicans’ “own version of George McGovern.”

    Wackadoodle!

  68. This year, Republicans are in danger of getting organizationally overmatched once again. [snip]
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    Admin: two comments

    1. first, with God as my witness, I had this very discussion with McCain’s National Campaign Manager, that they would not be competitive UNLESS they developed a ground game comparable to what the communists have. I sent him the Dean Plan, told him about what the technology and the organizing strategy we faced in the four states I campaigned on the ground in, which were white dominated states, but even there the results were closer than they should have been. (TX: 52 to 48; Penn: 55 to 45; Ind: 51 to 49; WV: 69 to 26–Obama never went in there) It was like talking to a wall.)

    2. second, the communists have kept their base in line, even though they have done nothing of substance for them. The Republicans on the other hand have targeted their base for annihilation, and devoted more resources to fighting the Tea Party than democrats. The paradigmatic case is their brutal and libelous and fraudulent assault on the Tea Party candidate in Mississippi. Erickson had an article on this very subject early this morning and I posted it above. To show you what a grievous mistake this was, I will take you back to the time when Bush was running for a second term, and Hoffa approached Rove and told him we will support you if you agree to x, y, z. Rove waved him off and said, I do not need you. I have the greatest ground army in the world–the religious right. Then perhaps, but not now. As Erickson put it when you treat your own base as the enemy do not be surprised if they return the favor.

    This is why I have been skeptical that the Republicans will take the Senate. Only in politics can you turn chicken shit into chicken salad when you are dealing with an audience as stupid as the public. Nobody ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public. And as in war, the air attack can soften up the enemy. But to win the battle you have got to have boots on the ground.

  69. Obama Remains a Moron When it Comes to Using the Military
    By Larry Johnson on August 27, 2014 at 11:55 AM in Current Affairs

    Just because a blind squirrel stumbles over a nut does not mean that the squirrel is an expert nut hunter. Similarly, just because Obama eventually was pushed to greenlight the mission to take out Osama Bin Laden does not mean he is von Clauswitz.

    His inexperience and ignorance with respect to military operations and strategy is becoming clearer with each passing day.

    http://www.noquarterusa.net/blog/77389/obama-remains-a-moron-when-it-comes-to-using-the-military/#more-77389

    (snip)

    This is not entirely the fault of Obama, but he does bear the lion’s share. He’s the one that selected and installed a totally inept, feckless national security team. What’s his excuse? Stupidity? Laziness?

    Airstrikes against ISIS will not end the threat nor will it compel ISIS to surrender or go away. Eliminating this threat will require an army with actual soldiers on the ground. If Obama were smart he would cobble together an international coalition with Russia, China, Europe, Iran and Syria to crush ISIS.

    But doing that would require a strategic vision and an appreciation of the depth of the threat. Obama misses the boat on both counts.

  70. Now we are getting somewhere. Now we have an attorney declaring in writing that the contents of Lois Lerner’s blackberry were intentionally destroyed by the IRS AFTER it had received the congressional subpoena seeking that information. Now we may have ourselves a John Dean, only his name is Kane. (Or Caine to this nation).

    Here is why I think this is material. When a government agency receives a subpoena in civil litigation, and even more so when the subpoena is issued by the entity charged with overseeing that agency, that subpoena goes where? To the legal counsel’s office, that’s where. And what does the legal council then do. The first thing he does is notify the departments in question of the existence of the subpoena and he instructs them to preserve all evidence. How then did these material records which were the very target of the subpoena come to be destroyed? Either: i) Kane instructed them to destroy the evidence, ii) Kane failed to instruct them to preserve the evidence, iii) someone above Kane’s pay graded–a political appointee overrode Kaine’s instruction and directed them to destroy the evidence, or iv) the records were destroyed as per standard operating procedure, without regard to the subpoena. Any way you look at it, Kane is in deep kaka. He will be required on penalty of perjury and jail to explain what happened, and unless he can name who did this, he will be the one left holding the bag. I think it is a safe assumption that Kane has lawyered up.

    To me, White House Counsel Robert Bauer looks good for this one–especially if he was the general counsel at that time, which I do not know. Kim Strassel also raised Bauer’s name.
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    IRS: By the way, we also wiped clean Lois Lerner’s Blackberry

    Posted by William A. Jacobson Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at

    Lois Lerner’s BlackBerry was intentionally destroyed after Congress had begun its probe into IRS targeting of conservative groups, a senior IRS lawyer acknowledged in a sworn declaration.

    Thomas Kane, Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel for the IRS, wrote in the declaration, part of a lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch against the IRS, that the BlackBerry was “removed or wiped clean of any sensitive or proprietary information and removed as scrap for disposal in June 2012.”

    That date – June 2012 – is significant because by that time, ex-IRS official Lerner had already been summoned before congressional staffers who interviewed her about reports of the IRS’ targeting of conservative groups.

    “We had already talked to her. Our personal staff and Oversight Committee staff had sat down with Ms. Lerner and confronted her about information we were getting from conservative groups in the state of Ohio and around the country,” Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, told Fox News.

    “If you intentionally destroy evidence, that is a crime. If you make a statement in court saying the evidence is not available and it is, that is also a crime,” said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel for the American Center for Law and Justice.

    http://legalinsurrection.com/2014/08/irs-by-the-way-we-also-wiped-clean-lois-lerners-blackberry/#more-97622

  71. This article argues against buying into the concept of a “Black America”, an out-dated concept shoved at us by the likes of Rev. Al, Rev. Jessie, and the post-racial president. IMHO, this argument held more water prior to Obama’s so-called efforts to heal the racial divide in this country.

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    POLITICS 08.27.14

    There’s No Such Thing as ‘Black America’

    The concept of a ‘black community’ or ‘black America’ led by figures like Al Sharpton is counterproductive and, at best, outdated. It’s time we spent more time concentrating on what unites us.

    In light of the tragic shooting of Michael Brown, I’ve been troubled by the notion that a monolithic entity called “Black America” or “the black community” still exists in the 21st century—if it ever existed at all. Moreover, I think that it is simply dangerous for the likes of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson to be allowed to act as if they speak for all black Americans. They don’t, but the media and our first black president perpetuate this insidious myth.

    America has obviously made tremendous progress since the days of Jim Crow, Bull Connor, and voter intimidation at the polls. We have our first black president in Barack Obama, who immediately chose Eric Holder to be our top law enforcement officer. People of color serve at the highest levels of business, academia and politics. Still, without question, there is inequality in our country today. And does racism still exist in certain aspects of our society? Unfortunately, of course, the answer is yes.

    But the civil rights era is over, and the idea that there’s still some separate Black America out there is as unproductive as it is inaccurate. The tragedy that took place in Ferguson should have allowed for a meaningful opportunity for everyone in this country to talk about race from an individual perspective. Instead, people who inflame racial tensions to suit their own political ends have helped polarize this nation further, leading to a continued “us” versus “them” idea of race that doesn’t do justice to our more complicated reality.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/27/there-s-no-such-thing-as-black-america.html

  72. Hell, Obamalama ain’t scared of no stink in’ Republicans. Since they have refused to give him his way on immigration, he plans to use his royal power and issue a royal edict. The mighty One hath spoken. To all who would dare attempt to thwart his will: Be afraid. Be very afraid. The wrath of the pen and the phone are upon you.

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    Posted at 3:49 p.m. on Aug. 27

    Comments in post: White House: Government Shutdown Threat Won’t Change Our Immigration Plans (Video)0

    gop members001 0611142 445×297 White House: Government Shutdown Threat Wont Change Our Immigration Plans (Video)
    (Tom Williams/CQ Roll File Photo)

    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest warned Republicans against trying to defund the president’s coming executive actions granting deportation relief to illegal immigrants.

    “We would hope that Republicans wouldn’t do the same thing again,” Earnest said Wednesday, referring to last year’s failed effort to defund Obamacare.

    The threat articulated by some congressional Republicans in recent days won’t affect the president’s thinking, Earnest said.

    “The president has determined to take the kinds of common sense steps that are required to address the worst problems of our broken immigration system. Nothing the president does is a replacement for the kind of robust solution that passive bipartisan support through the United States Senate, but the president is determined to act where House Republicans won’t, and there is strong support for that all across the country. … So, again, it would be a real shame if Republicans were to engage in an effort to shut down the government over a common sense solution like that. But they’ve done it before. Hopefully they won’t do it again.”

    The administration has reportedly been considering granting deportation relief and work permits to as many as 5 million people here illegally.

    http://www.rollcall.com

  73. to address the worst problems of our broken immigration system

    IMO, the only thing “broken” about our immigration system is that the existing laws aren’t enforced. The people who think it is “broken” are those who think that anyone who wants to come here should be able to (although apparently that only applies to hispanics), so to them it’s a problem that everyone can’t get in fast enough. We already let in more immigrants than any other country, and hispanic countries have the highest quotas, *and* they’re the main ones coming in illegally.

  74. O lied that he didn’t know how bad ISIS was until he read it in the news, after they had taken over half of Iraq. They’re saying that ISIS has been forming for 4 whole years. I’m feeling really angry that these groups have been holding Americans hostage for years, and we only found out about it because they beheaded one of them on youtube. I know why O made sure we didn’t know – he didn’t want any pressure to DO something, because of course he’s lazy and incompetent.

    If they behead that woman, he’s going to be in worse trouble – that’s going to go over even worse than the Foley incident.

    And I’m feeling pretty worried about Sept 11th, with that open border O won’t close. I live in a big city, but at least it’s not Chicago – looks like they’re suggesting that’s a good target, trying to rub it in to O.

  75. freespirit
    August 27, 2014 at 9:31 pm
    This article argues against buying into the concept of a “Black America”, an out-dated concept shoved at us by the likes of Rev. Al, Rev. Jessie, and the post-racial president. IMHO, this argument held more water prior to Obama’s so-called efforts to heal the racial divide in this country.
    ———-
    I don’t know if you saw my post last night, but I think it is the way to repudiate the racist snake oil salesmen, like Sharpton, Jackson and Holder.

    Moynihan, Sowell and Williams have each demonstrated conclusively that the remedial policies demanded by the aforementioned race hucksters are a false cure, and to the extent that they also introduce perverse incentives, they do irreparable harm to the black community, and the nation as a whole, despite unwavering support by the ever perverse big media/

    The best analogy I can think of is the US Public Health Service doctors who conducted studies on the affects of syphilis on poor black share croppers from 1932 to 1970 known as the Tuskagee Experiment:

    1. Like Sharpton, Jackson and Holder, these doctors offered a placebo when they could have offered a cure.

    2. Like Sharpton, Jackson and Holder, these doctors sought fame, professional recognition and financial remuneration.

    3. Like Sharpton, Jackson and Holder, the net result of their self serving agenda has been the destruction of the black family, crime, drugs, and needless deaths.

  76. Across the Country, the Federal Government Fights For Muslim Worship Spaces

    The government of the United States is suing the town of St. Anthony, Minnesota, a Twin Cities suburb with a population a little over 8,000, to force the town to allow development of an Islamic center in an area reserved for industrial development. It is a minor news story, but one that sheds light on broader legal and cultural trends. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports:

    The federal government on Wednesday sued the small north-metro city of St. Anthony, contending that its City Council violated federal law in 2012 by rejecting a proposed Islamic center. …

    “An injustice has been done,” U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said at a news conference in Minneapolis. “I will not stand by while any religious group is subject to unconstitutional treatment that violates federal civil rights laws.”

    Actually, DOJ happily stood by when the city previously denied a Christian group the use of the same space. Mr. Luger didn’t mention that in his pretentious announcement.

    The lawsuit alleges that the council’s decision to deny the Abu Huraira Islamic Center the right to establish a worship center in the basement of the St. Anthony Business Center violates the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act passed by Congress in 2000.

    Like me, you probably have never heard of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. I haven’t studied it, but, according to the DOJ’s web site, it prohibits zoning laws that “treat churches or other religious assemblies or institutions on less than equal terms with nonreligious institutions.” So it may actually apply here. Although, of course, no one worried about that when a Christian group was being turned down.

    Apparently the Religious Land Use statute is being used by the federal government around the country to force acceptance of Islamic centers, contrary to local zoning regulations:

    It marks the first time federal prosecutors have sued a Minnesota city citing the law, although the Justice Department has filed similar suits elsewhere in the country on behalf of Islamic centers, according to a U.S. attorney’s office spokesman.

    So what is going on here? Why did St. Anthony turn down the application to use the property in question as an Islamic center?

    In June 2012, the council rejected Abu Huraira’s proposal, concluding that a religious and cultural center was incompatible with the site’s light-industrial zoning. …

    On Wednesday, St. Anthony officials continued to defend the council’s action, saying that the rejection was based purely on zoning issues. It “was not based on discrimination at all,” said City Attorney Jay Lindgren.

    “Religious uses of any type are allowed in the vast majority of the city,” he said. “They are just not allowed in the roughly five percent of the city reserved for industrial uses. … An industrial zone is designed to create jobs and be an economic engine.”

    Once upon a time, that would have been considered a reasonable zoning decision. But now, the full weight of the federal government–that is, the Obama administration–has come down on the side of Islam. And Islam only:

    Lindgren said that the city denied another Christian organization’s request in the past few years that was similar to that of the Islamic center.

    It isn’t hard to understand what is going on here. While I wish the town of St. Anthony well, it is pretty obvious that they will be ground underfoot by the powers that be, i.e., Eric Holder’s Department of Justice. Not because the administration has any particular regard for religion in general, as Christians and Jews can readily attest–just look at the Obamacare regulations. Rather, because the administration wants to display favoritism toward Islam.

    If an administration could be shown to consistently favor one religion over others, would that constitute a violation of the First Amendment? Of course. But, as with so many other Obama administration scandals, long before the judicial system could even begin to address the issue on its merits, the malefactors will be long gone.

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/08/across-the-country-the-federal-government-fights-for-muslim-worship-spaces.php

  77. Several years ago, SHV gave the proper diagnosis of the big media beloved messiah.

    One of things he noted was Obama’s attention deficit disorder, i.e. A.D.D.

    Only now, are the communists coming to the same conclusion.

    When their belated admission no longer matters.

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    Propping Up Obama

    by Steven Haward

    The left-liberal establishment is in crisis at the moment. They can’t make up their mind between desperately trying to prop up Obama, and giving up on him and increasing their distance. Maureen Dowd has given up, judging from her brutal column “The Golf Address.” Up at Princeton, Cornel West, always an Obama skeptic (around 2012 he called Obama “Nelson Rockefeller in blackface”), is calling Obama a “counterfeit” Progressive:

    [T]he thing is he posed as a progressive and turned out to be counterfeit. We ended up with a Wall Street presidency, a drone presidency, a national security presidency. The torturers go free. The Wall Street executives go free. The war crimes in the Middle East, especially now in Gaza, the war criminals go free. And yet, you know, he acted as if he was both a progressive and as if he was concerned about the issues of serious injustice and inequality and it turned out that he’s just another neoliberal centrist with a smile and with a nice rhetorical flair.

    Oh-kaaay. (Memo to Robbie George: Just how is it that you team-teach a class with this guy?) I love it: Obama just isn’t left enough. (Memo to Cornel: This is a good as it’s ever going to get for you. You can put away your fantasy of Lizzie Warren going all Lizzie Borden on capitalism. Ain’t. Gonna. Happen.)

    On the other hand, it is curious to take in Progressive historian Michael Kazin in The New Republic, who really wants to like and defend Obama. But he says that Obama suffers from a case of political ADD. He just can’t focus without his meds?

    Why has Barack Obama—one of the most eloquent and thoughtful of recent presidents—become such a terrible politician?

    Michael, I can think of some reasons. But please continue, I’m enjoying this.

    Midway through his sixth year in office, his ineptitude is pretty clear. He frustrated and demobilized the huge base he built during his campaigns and, unless the polls turn around quickly, will be watching from the White House as the GOP takes full control of Congress this fall. . . the president has become a rather boring and insignificant figure.

    The problem, Kazin thinks, is that Obama is just too darn pragmatic. But I’m confused here; I always thought being pragmatic was the highest form of praise from liberals. Maybe my mentor M. Stanton Evans was right when he said years ago that “The trouble with pragmatism is that it doesn’t work.” According to Kazin, it isn’t working for Obama:

    In 2011, the intellectual historian James Kloppenberg wrote a widely reviewed book in which he praised Obama for being, in the philosophical sense, a brilliant and authentic pragmatist—one whose mistrust of ideological certainties would make him an effective leader. But while every sane politician needs a dose of skepticism, he or she also needs a strong sense of mission—or else their only appeal will be as a somewhat lesser evil. Instead of helping him navigate the political rapids, Obama’s sober mistrust of ideology and partisanship has left him without the ability to change the course of the nation or the thinking of its citizens in any significant way. . . if he truly cares about his legacy, he ought to realize, right now, that pragmatism is never enough.

    Behold, among Obama’s hidden talents is his ability to make liberals even more foolish and incoherent than usual. Actually what Kazin’s lament makes clear is that the usual liberal cant about pragmatism is utterly insincere. It is a way for liberals to deny they are being ideological. (Jonah Goldberg beats down on this trope masterfully in The Tyranny of Cliches.) So what Kazin is really saying is that Obama is incompetent at the liberal straddle: he’s no good as an ideologue, and he’s lousy at pragmatism. His golf handicap is his only handicap that is improving in office.

    Together with the Amartya Sen article I noted here yesterday, The New Republic is 0 for 2 this week in its attempt to produce iconoclastic thinking like they used to that might make the left reflect seriously on its troubles.

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/08/propping-up-obama.php

  78. 1. Like Sharpton, Jackson and Holder, these doctors offered a placebo when they could have offered a cure.

    2. Like Sharpton, Jackson and Holder, these doctors sought fame, professional recognition and financial remuneration.

    3. Like Sharpton, Jackson and Holder, the net result of their self serving agenda has been the destruction of the black family, crime, drugs, and needless deaths.

    ____________

    Spot-on, wbb. And always, these same players intentionally exploit their “people”, as they advance their own agendas.

  79. Here is an explanation for why the poll numbers of the Liar-in-Chief are not lower than they are. It seems people lie to pollsters, and politics has become tribal, and facts do not matter as long as the welfare checks continue.
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    The Teflon President

    Back in the 1980s, the Democratic Party media dubbed Ronald Reagan the “Teflon President.” By this, they meant that their false, dishonest and trivial attacks on Reagan didn’t sway the public, which appreciated the most meteoric economic recovery in modern history and restoration of America’s status as not just a great power, but a competent one.

    Something quite different is happening with Barack Obama. By any possible measure, he has been an awful president. His administration has been good for hedge fund managers and “green” energy scammers, but disastrous for working class Americans, especially African-Americans. Median income and household wealth are down, and let’s not even talk about foreign policy or the national debt. Yet, Obama’s approval ratings have a relatively high floor of around 40%.

    Currently, the Gallup Poll has Obama under water at 42%/51%, while Rasmussen has him at 45%/53% among likely voters. Is it conceivable that more than 40% of Americans are really satisfied with the Obama administration? I don’t think so. But ignorance doesn’t tell the story; low information voters have been hurt worse, personally, by the Obama administration’s policies than anyone else.

    I think what is happening is that America’s politics have become so tribal that large numbers of people lie to pollsters. We have seen this throughout the Obama administration, when African-Americans have told pollsters the economy is doing well, more than any other demographic group, even as they have been hammered disproportionately by unemployment and wage cuts. American politics have become so polarized, and the Democratic Party has whipped its followers into such a frenzy, that 40% of us would purport to approve of a Democratic president if he burned down the White House, disbanded the Navy, and spent his evenings howling at the moon.

    For close to half of Americans, the facts bounce off him. Because they really don’t care about the facts; either that or they are cashing government checks and are indifferent to anything else. This does not bode well for our democracy.

    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/08/barack-obama-the-teflon-president.php

  80. Republicans are so dumb..Hit it right on the head wbb, they are fighting the Tea Party, not the Democrats .

    Mississippi is their Waterloo…

  81. Admin: a thought occurred to me this morning. Inasmuch as there are lunatics out there who still believe Obama is the Messiah, who would commit murder rather than say anything remotely critical of him, the question is whether they feel that same murderous loyalty to the democrat members in congress. Particularly when he does not campaign for them. Logic tells me one thing. Experience with these lunatics tells me something else. And the base of the other party is dispirited with their leadership, whose favorite indoor sport is not attacking democrats but attacking the Tea Party. Their refusal to turn out for Romney was outcome determinative in 2012. They resented the big donor and consultants who control him, who belong to an entirely different social class and do not reflect their interests.

  82. correction: do not reflect their interests, their values, and their ethics, which are honored by those elites more in the breach than in the observance.

  83. Joni Ernst. Scratch what I said about the right stuff. She just got endorsed by the Chamber of Commmerce. Iowa + Chamber of Commerce. What does that suggest to you? Tea Party? Nope. Big Agra. Big Agra is a demonic force, if I may be permitted to say so. I speak from experience. They are not on the side of the small farmer, or the consumer. Their local version of Charlie Cook, idiot David Yepsen is singing her praises, which completes the picture.

  84. “Inside the Democrats’ Plan to Save Arkansas”
    *****
    I now think it might work. Yesterday, I was outside and a mid-30s AA woman driving a Lexus SUV stops and introduces herself. She is holding a printout of names and addresses and asks if I’m voting for Pryor and the down ticket Dem. candidates. Also a month ago, my strongly Rebub. MIL was very worried that Tom Cotton might win and take away her SS and Medicare.

  85. Maybe situations like this in Lynn MA will bring about a Tea Party surge regardless of how much GOP resists:

    Mayor: Adult Illegal Aliens With ‘Graying’ Hair Enrolled in Public Schools
    http://cnsnews.com/news/article/penny-starr/mayor-adult-illegal-aliens-graying-hair-enrolled-public-schools

    DOJ does not allow district to ask ages; however a truant officer sent to a home inquiring why the student had missed several days of school was told by his momma that he’s 35 years old and does not have to go to school.

    Oh what a web…..
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&&
    re USCC endorsement of Joni Ernst. Yes it tilts that crown we saw on her head, but she would have alienated thousands of Chamber members and supporters. Hope she can work it out without abandoning us.
    &&&&&&&&&&&&&&
    foxy!

  86. THE PRIMARY DUTY OF LOYALTY

    During the Korean War, when General Douglas McArthur (not Douglas McArthur McCain, who hitched his wagon to a different star, but good ol’ Dug-Out-Dug, commemorating his personal retreat from Corrigador) was in one of his characteristic states of high dugeon (today we would call him manic depressant, because medical science has advanced, asked the pertinent question to which the answer was obvious to everyone but him, but the form of the question has direct application to the political class we have in this country today.

    The question McArthur asked was: to whom does a general (meaning him of course, it was always about the American Caesar, Shogun, etc. call him what you will) owe his PRIMARY DUTY OF LOYALTY? To these temporary occupants of the White House (meaning give em Hell Harry)? Or, to the Constitution he is sworn to uphold and defend?

    After the war, it was fashionable to say what is good for General Motors is good for America. And there was a certain element of truth to it, because General Motors employed a hundred thousand people, and the network around it probably employed over a million. Today however, big business has moved outside the United States, and/or has offshored their manufacturing operations which are the labor intensive aspect of their business. That is particularly true of General Electric whose major operations have moved to China, yet Obama has the unmitigated gall to appoint their chairman as his jobs czar for this country. Today, major corporations control both parties. And major corporations own and control big media. As Walter Cronkite noted before his death, there is an elite in this country, they are the heads of commerce and finance. And, they so manipulate democracy that they control democracy. And they use that control to further their interests at the expense of the general welfare–especially with their butler, Obama, through legislation which under the mantra of too big to fail, socializes the losses of their improvident bets, and privatizes the profits.

    That said, the question to be propounded to every aspiring politician ought to be of the same form as Dug-out Doug’s self serving iteration.

    First, I would ask that politician to identify the interests of his constituents–for the record. (Note: This could be done easily through a series of leading questions, to which he would have to say yes.)

    Second, I would then ask him the killer question–for the record:

    Now suppose there was a conflict between the interests you have just articulated and the demands of your donors.

    And I would ask you to think carefully about your answer, rather than just saying anything to get elected.

    “To whom would you owe your primary duty of loyalty?

    To the constitution and your constituents, whom you took an oath to support?

    Or to your donors?”

    Then, I would step back and watch him twist in the wind.

    –wbboei

  87. A skeptic might take issue with the little trap, and say you are not as clever as you think you are. In fact, you are not clever at all. Just look at that fucking Obama. He lies through is teeth every time he opens his mouth. He promises one thing to get elected and then does the opposite once he is in. You cannot trap a politician like him–he is too much of a slimy whore to be boxed in rhetorically.

    The rebuttal would be yes, he is a slimy whore. No one who lives in the same world as most of us will doubt that assertion. But polls to the contrary notwithstanding, and army of communists ready to take the field at his beck and call, and a big media determined to “make him successful” as Matthews so indelicately put it, do you really believe he could win a third term?

    On the odds, we will never know. But if the answer were yes, then the only alternative is something no sane person ever wants except as a last result–a revolution to save what is left of this nation.

  88. SHV

    August 28, 2014 at 11:47 am

    ———-
    I hope you asked her the pertinent question:

    If I vote for Pryor, will you give me your Lexus?

    I cannot believe anything Obama says, so I am asking you?

  89. If I had your Lexus, then I would get a job, and would not be a drain on the economy.

    If it has a built in cell phone, then I will not have to ask Obama for one.

  90. “If I had your Lexus, then I would get a job, and would not be a drain on the economy.”
    ****
    I really couldn’t be bothered. She had the “married money, Junior League affect” and I was washing a Porsche. :>)

  91. Here is something refreshing

    Merkel announces that the days of American hegemony are over.

    The United States (meaning that fucking Obama) can no longer solve the world’s problems.

    Remember, she speaks in the eliptical language of a diplomat.

    The plain meaning of what she is saying is the world can no longer look to America to control chaos.

    And, Obama is not only unable to control it, but everything the big media beloved messiah touches turns to liquid shit.

    Hope, Change, I surrender.

    Nasty words from this nasty kraut.

    Obama is so incensed by her words.

    The United States may be passee, but surely he is not.

    He of the Brandenburg gate, and his Triumph of the Will speech, which was a dress rehearsal for Denver.

    Ever since that speech big media has had high blood pressure problems, and are on meds.

    So what will the big media messiah do to get even with the Kraut?

    Well, for starters he has summoned the ET creature with a bald pate and no eyelids to the White House.

    And he had ordered that little head of the IRS to commence a scorched earth audit of her books.

    And he has ordered Brennan to the White House to bug her office in Berlin.

    Then perhaps she will learn to temper her criticism.

    She can expect

  92. Oh yes. I almost forgot. Clearly, Obama is racking up more and more support for his Oscar winning performance. And maybe another Noble Prize. I would do anything within the boundaries of the law to evict him from the Oval Office. If giving him an Oscar and another Nobel Prize would do it, then count me in.

    NB: if you believe nothing else I say, I beg you to at least believe or consider this. The man who is directing Obama at this point is Soros. From open borders, to amnesty, to military withdrawal from the middle east, to the ground army, to the financing of the left wing bloggers, to buying off the media, to this new climate change initiative, to sending his man Wolf (UBC-Swiss bank) in to meet with him and play golf with him last week in Martha’s Vineyard–the third time since the Kennedy funeral, Soros is the only one he is listening to.

    Finally, it is less a question of the Obama not being able to solve problems, he has become a disgraced actor on the world stage, something of a clown, who is held in such low regard by member nations that he cannot mediate. In sum, you do not have to look very hard to see the future of our nation slipping away under the perverse boobery of this man.
    ———————–
    Merkel Slams US Hegemony? “America Can’t Solve All The World’s Problems Anymore”

    First Russia and China, then UAE, Egypt, and Turkey… and now it appears Germany (following a phone call with Putin) is pulling the rug out from under US hegemony – just as Obama’s warmongery ramps up…

    *MERKEL SAYS U.S. CAN’T SOLVE ALL THE WORLD’S PROBLEMS ANYMORE
    Which is odd because just yesterday, President Obama (who never lies) stated “The United States is and will remain the one indispensable nation in the world…” adding that “no other nation can do what we do.” Perhaps he is wrong?

    “Even a superpower can’t solve all of the problems alone anymore,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel says.
    Merkel did not stop there…

    *PUTIN, MERKEL URGE DE-ESCALATION IN UKRAINE, KREMLIN SAYS
    *PUTIN, MERKEL DISCUSSED GAS TRANSIT VIA UKRAINE, KREMLIN SAYS
    *PUTIN INFORMED MERKEL OF NEW EAST UKRAINE AID PLAN: KREMLIN
    *MERKEL URGES HOLLANDE TO CONTINUE REFORMS IN FRANCE
    *MERKEL SAYS HOLLANDE HAS CHANCE TO REVIVE FRENCH ECONOMIC POWER
    Seems like she is returning to the offensive from the defensive…

  93. Update II: Those that believe in the “master plan” (see our first update) do not include Obama Dimocrats running for the Senate in November 2014. Every day More Senate Democrats hit the panic button on immigration.

    Mark Pryor in a tough reelection fight in Arkansas says Barack Obama does not have “carte blanche authority to sidestep Congress when he doesn’t get his way.” That’s what Obama used to say when he was fighting off the no borders crowd in order to win his reelection.

    Senator Jeanne Shaheen capitulated today to Scott Brown’s ads attacking her on immigration. Shaheen used to dodge the question but now says she opposes an Obama executive order to amnesty illegals. Panic:

    Obama amnesty plan could hurt Democrats

    Panicked Democrats locked in tight midterm races as the party tries desperately to hold onto control of the Senate fear President Obama’s anticipated executive amnesty for about 5 million illegal immigrants may doom their re-election campaigns.

    Hagen and Begich are also whining. Hey, Obama got his, now screw you. Sacrifice yourselves for “Obama’s latest legacy” item which will explode in Dimocrat faces just like Obamacare.

    Obama’s illegal immigration burning of Dimocrats up for election was supposed to be announced around Labor Day (before the next Obama European Vacation) but Obama has screwed up so much that it is going to take a bit longer and closer to the election. Critical condition ya’ll.

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  94. http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Former-US-diplomat-America-no-longer-has-strategic-interest-resolving-Israeli-Palestinian-conflict-372543

    WASHINGTON – Palestinians are taking notice of the effectiveness of extremist, violent resistance movements against the governments of Israel and Iraq, said former US special envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Martin Indyk in an interview published this week.

    Speaking extensively on US relations with Jerusalem since the end of the latest round of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians last April, and throughout Operation Protective Edge, a candid Indyk said at times US President Barack Obama has become “enraged” at the Israeli government, both for its actions and for its treatment of his chief diplomat, US Secretary of State John Kerry.

  95. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/08/27/Obama-s-Justice-Dept-Sues-Minnesota-City-for-Rejecting-Islamic-Center

    Obama’s DOJ Sues Minnesota City for Rejecting Islamic Center

    The Department of Justice has announced that it is suing the small town of St. Anthony, Minnesota, after a two-year investigation into the town’s denial of a permit to create an Islamic cultural center.

    The DOJ claims that the north Minneapolis town broke a federal law when it rejected the center in 2012.

    “An injustice has been done,” U.S. Attorney Andrew Luger said on August 27. “I will not stand by while any religious group is subject to unconstitutional treatment that violates federal civil rights laws.”

    The DOJ claims that the city violated the law when it refused the Abu Huraira Islamic Center the right to create an Islamic cultural center in the basement of the St. Anthony Business Center. The DOJ cites a violation of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act that was enacted in the year 2000. [snip]

    But the city fathers insist that the decision to deny the permit is based solely on zoning issues and had nothing to do with religion.

    “Religious uses of any type are allowed in the vast majority of the city,” City Attorney Jay Lindgren said. “They are just not allowed in the roughly 5 percent of the city reserved for industrial uses. … An industrial zone is designed to create jobs and be an economic engine.”

  96. What a dick Obama is…….

    Incredible that POTUS would declare at a press conference “we have no strategy for ISIL yet” – w/intel comm sounding the alarms on threat.

    Honestly WTF, is this amateur hour…The Gens chief of staff must be horrified at the ineptitude.

  97. The take away line from Obama’s statement is “We don’t have a strategy yet” to tackle ISIS. That comment will haunt him for months…….

    Clusterfuck on an epic scale……he just basically, keep on what your doing…..

  98. We don’t have a strategy yet—Obama
    ————

    I expect ISIS will be pleased to know that we do not have a strategy to deal with ISIS.

    Fortunately they got the microphone away from the stupid ass before he finish his script which reads.

    But, even though we are unprepared for the threat we are hearing from a junior varsity squad

    There will be no Pearl Harbor on my watch!

    You have my word on it.

    At which time, big media can unfurl their prayer rugs and resume worshipping him.

    Regrettably, the Messiah is not even smart enough to say we are working on a strategy

    Or to just lie, like he does about everything else, and say we have an effective strategy in place

  99. Oh No Joan, please pull through. Joan Rivers in critical condition in New York.

    http://www.itv.com/news/update/2014-08-28/joan-rivers-rushed-to-hospital-in-critical-condition/

    Actress and comedian Joan Rivers has been rushed to hospital after she stopped breathing during throat surgery, NBC News reports.
    Reuters Joan Rivers has been rushed to hospital. Credit: Reuters

    The 81-year-old is said to be in “a critical condition” in Mount Sinai hospital in New York.

    She stopped breathing during a procedure at Yorkville Endoscopy, sources told NBC.

    Rivers found fame in 1968 when she appeared on The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson.

    She has gone on to become an award-winning talk show host, actress and author.

  100. cue the opposition ads…

    O standing there “We don’t have a strategy yet”

    split screen…the video out today…long line of syrian soldiers executed

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/isis-terrorists-film-mass-execution-250-syrian-soldiers-article-1.1920104

    …and O drives off waving in his golf cart

    (let Harry and Mitch work it out)

    he is a disaster…he wants a strategy at the end of the week…he should have been in DC working on this for the last month…no grasp…

  101. admin
    August 28, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    ________________________________

    That same city council refused a Christian organization from using it. Not a peep from the government. They are shoving Islam down our throats.

    I know, I hear the call from my front porch in a small town adjacent to Austin. There are 3, if you look on a map, it is a triangle. I have a friend that lived in Dearborn, it’s how they start….we all know how Dearborn has turned out.

    This is a government determined to change America from Judo/Christian values…this is what he meant. He is a Muslim, I have no doubt.

    Sometimes I hate that I sound like a paranoid right wing Zealot…I’m not, I am a student of history.

    We have a Country of Chamberlain’s I am afraid.

  102. Foreign Relations 101: effective deterrence depends on two factors: I) first, the willingness to act, and ii) second, the capacity to act. Obama understands neither of these requirements. He shows a marked unwillingness to act when the situation calls for it. And now he admits that at this point we lack the capacity to act. He is telling the enemy–take your best shot, because I can’t and won’t stop you. I am just a potted plant president, who likes to study history and rattle off speeches for big media, and campaign contributors to adore.

  103. wbboei

    August 28, 2014 at 5:18 pm

    We don’t have a strategy yet—Obama
    ————

    I expect ISIS will be pleased to know that we do not have a strategy to deal with ISIS.

    Fortunately they got the microphone away from the stupid ass before he finish his script which reads.

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

    Wbboei…Can you imagine…

    these brutal, ruthless ISIS killers must be rolling on the ground laughing their heads off at this dope…and the other world leaders…Cameron…Merkel…they must be in disbelief when they look at this lazy, unprepared imposter…

    how could he have a strategy…he never works…he ignores critical mass
    omg…the once great USA being run by a frat house on endless vacation…

    ***************************************
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    Moononpluto…the latest word is that Joan has stabalized

    http://www.newsday.com/entertainment/pop-cult-1.811972/joan-rivers-in-critical-condition-stopped-breathing-during-throat-surgery-report-says-1.9172392

  104. Bring in the straight jacket…

    How many of you thought 9/11 was “minor”?

    ________________

    Oh Yes: Ron Paul Says United States Had Foreknowledge of 9/11 Attacks

    Louie Gohmert: Just Remember, If We Had Dropped Bombs on Assad Last Year When Obama Wanted Us To, IS Would Already Be In Control of Syria

    Obama Speaking Now, Has Bothered To Put On A Tie

    Ungrateful Loaf of Bread: Democrats Hitting Panic Button On Immigration

    Stuff Matt Yglesias Says

    Russia Invades Ukraine; State Department Pronounces Itself “Concerned”

    Joan Rivers in Critical Condition

    College Football Pickem

    Open Thread

    Thursday Morning News Dump

    August 28, 2014
    Oh Yes: Ron Paul Says United States Had Foreknowledge of 9/11 Attacks
    —Ace

    Via Hot Air, now the truth about Ron Paul’s Trutherism can be told.

    Former Rep. Ron Paul said he believes the U.S. government had prior knowledge of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and has kept this information hidden in a classified section of the 9/11 Commission report.
    Paul, who made the comments during a radio interview last Friday, also argued that the crimes of Osama bin Laden were “minor” compared to the harm the U.S. government has caused since the 2001 attacks.

    “I believe that if we ever get the full truth [about 9/11], we’ll find out that our government had it in the records exactly what the plans were, or at least close to it,” said Paul, during the interview with Money and Markets host Charles Goyette. “You already mentioned that [the U.S. government] had been warned that something was going to happen.”

    However, Paul said he doubted that Bush administration officials personally helped plot the attacks.

    “Does that prove the fact that our president and others actually sat down and laid the plans and did this? I don’t think it does,” he said.

    Ah. His theory is therefore a “moderate, modest” one.

    At the link, he talks about the 9/11 attack being “minor.”

    But it’s not minor enough to keep him from conspiracizing about it.

    The former congressman took issue with the term “9/11 truther,” arguing that it carried a negative connotation.
    “It’s politically very risky to talk about [questioning the 9/11 attacks], because the left and the government defenders are really, really quick to discredit anybody who raises any question whatsoever,” said Paul. “They paint you, and they say ‘oh you question this, that means you’re a truther.’ I was always amazed, if you question and you want the truth, how they took a word like ‘truther’ and turned it into a terrible, terrible word.”

    Hit the link. There’s more. They note that Ron Paul denied believing that the US had foreknowledge of the 9/11 attacks when asked about it during his 2012 bid for president.

    Many of us believed that he actually did believe all this truther nonsense — he was constantly on truther radio shows, after all, flattering them and their theories.

    I see now that many of us were right.

    Meanwhile, now the DNC is blasting Rand Paul’s alleged (but arguably present) “blame America first” rhetoric.

    Eh, I see my own willingness to entertain a Rand Paul presidency (and a Rand Paul foreign policy) dissolving before me every day on the news.

  105. Louie Gohmert: Just Remember, If We Had Dropped Bombs on Assad Last Year When Obama Wanted Us To, IS Would Already Be In Control of Syria
    —Ace

    He just said this on the Cavuto show.

    It’s a good point.

    He was all gung-ho to bomb Assad, but now IS is beheading people and burying hundreds of people alive, and he’s pursuing… a moderate course, pushing a “political resolution” of the Sunnis’ complaints about the Shiite government as the crucial thing.

    What?

  106. Josh Kraushaar @HotlineJosh
    Follow
    CNN’s Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr, alarmed: On Obama’s “we have no strategy” line: “Let me be very clear, ISIS heard all of this.”

  107. Obama’s “Strong Disapproval” Double His “Strong Approval”

    Republicans are more likely to strongly disapprove now than in 2010

    by Justin McCarthy

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Americans are more than twice as likely to say they “strongly disapprove” (39%) of President Barack Obama’s job performance as they are to say they “strongly approve” (17%). The percentage of Americans who strongly disapprove of Obama has increased over time, while the percentage who strongly approve has dropped by almost half.

    President Barack Obama’s Approval Ratings, by Intensity

    In the first year of Obama’s presidency, the percentages of Americans who had strong views about the job he was doing were essentially tied, but the strongly negative responses now significantly outweigh the strongly positive ones. The largest segment of Americans today, 39%, strongly disapprove of Obama’s job performance, while 14% moderately disapprove. Another 27% moderately approve, while 17% strongly approve.

    Strong disapproval of the president’s job performance has been within 30% to 39% the four times Gallup has asked the question — in 2009, 2010, 2011, and now this year — but has risen by five percentage points since 2011, and by nine points since the first month Obama was in office. At the same time, strong approval has fallen by nine points in the last three years, and by 15 points since January 2009.

    The overall changes reflect larger shifts in opinion within the president’s own Democratic base, as well as among Republicans, whose already widespread strong disapproval of Obama has expanded.

    Three in Four Republicans Strongly Disapprove of Obama’s Job Performance

    Since 2009, a majority of Republicans have strongly disapproved of Obama’s performance, ranging between 58% and 75%. Gallup has not asked this intensity question frequently, but in its recent Aug. 7-10 poll, this percentage jumped 13 points from the January 2011 measure, suggesting that extreme dissatisfaction among the president’s opposing party is higher than it has ever been.

    President Barack Obama’s Approval Ratings Among Republicans, by Intensity

    Notably, Republicans are even more likely to say they strongly disapprove of Obama now than in 2010, a year when a tide of anti-Obama sentiments led to major Democratic losses in the House and Senate in that year’s midterm election. Part of that increase may be attributable to the passage of time, in that Republicans are simply more solid in their views of Obama six years into his presidency than two years in. But those strong negative views of Obama could boost Republican turnout this fall when the Democratic majority in the Senate is in peril.

    Though Republicans who moderately or strongly approve of Obama have always been in the minority, a sizable one in five (21%) approved of the president in 2009. Today, however, this percentage is less than half of what it was then, with only 9% of Republicans saying they approve — moderately or strongly — of Obama’s performance.

    Enthusiastic Support for Obama Among Democrats Wanes

    Democrats are also less likely to approve of Obama now than during his honeymoon period in 2009 (78% vs. 88%, respectively). Additionally, whereas Democrats were nearly three times as likely to strongly approve as moderately approve of Obama in 2009, the ratio is now about 1-to-1.

    President Barack Obama’s Approval Ratings Among Democrats, by Intensity

    Margin Widens Between Independents’ Strong Approval, Disapproval

    Compared with Democrats and Republicans, independents have been more consistent in the intensity of their views of Obama, particularly among independents who disapprove of the president. Currently, 39% of independents say they strongly disapprove of Obama’s performance — a slight increase from the 2009 through 2011 polls, when one in three (33% to 34%) said the same.

    President Barack Obama’s Approval Ratings Among Independents, by Intensity

    In previous years, one in five or more independents (19% to 23%) strongly approved of the president’s performance. In 2014, however, the percentage of independents who strongly approve has shrunken to 11%

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/175529/obama-strong-disapproval-double-strong-approval.aspx

  108. Times like this I am so glad Hillary is a million miles away from the shitstorm that is Obama and Kerry’s foreign policy fuck ups.

  109. I want some of what he’s smokin’…did he watch the same presser as the rest of us.

    …………….

    Josh Earnest ‏@PressSec

    In his remarks today, POTUS was explicit – as he has been in the past – about the comprehensive strategy we’ll use to confront ISIL threat.

    ………………………….

    Errr ok then.

  110. God, you should see the Obama Pimps out busyily trying to explain away the idiot in chiefs blatant fuck up…..its gonna be car crash tv tonight on the evening news……Popcorn.

  111. Joan Rivers is now apparently in a medically induced coma…Come on Joan you can do it, come back to us.

  112. Apparently Doctors are worried as they don’t know how long her brain was starved of oxygen and for Joan, who is 81, the dangers are more prevalent due to her age.

    Don’t you dare die on us Joan, we need you round a while.

  113. Anything but actually sit in the oval office, he’s checked out completely…Isn’t this great? ISIS, Syria, Ukraine none will keep Obama from a Fri fundraiser or the Sat wedding of his personal chef in NY

  114. Do they not realise how bad this looks…….

    Obama’s doing 3 fundraisers tomorrow. He’s got a strategy for that it seems.

  115. According to Sharyl Attkission, the Holder Justice Department is:

    1. defending the IRS against charges that it unlawfully targeted conservative groups, and at the same time:

    2. investigating the IRS for unlawfully targeting conservative groups, and-

    3. using a former member of the IRS who conspired with Lerner to unlawfully target conservative groups to conduct the investigation to determine whether the IRS unlawfully targeted conservative groups.

    Big media is covering this up.

    But it makes a mockery out of the rule of law.

    Which is almost as great as the mockery of journalism by big media.

    http://www.mrc.org/biasalerts/sharyl-attkisson-schools-abc-cbs-nbc-how-cover-irs-scandal

  116. Big media needs to stop broadcasting hard news altogether. They need to focus solely and exclusively on their areas of competence, such as covering fundraisers, vacationing with Obama and commenting on MO’s attire. They can gush and lie through their teeth over those issues, and it will not harm to the country. But when they attempt to cover up his mistakes in government, and repeat his talking points as they routinely do, rather robotically and uncritically I might add, then big media does a grave disservice to the nation. Obama is a national embarrassment. Let’s leave it at that.

  117. Politico is a sewer–run by sewer rats/

    But The Hill is not much better.

    All they ever do is publish Obama talking points.

  118. . Apparently,life is much simpler when viewed through the lens of far left wing ideology. At this particular moment in time there is much to worry about: hell has broken loose, ISIS is reeking heinous havoc, (and needs to be bombed to hell and back), Putin is off the chain, Israel is dealing not only with Hamas, but with world-wide anti-semitism (thanks, in part, to Obami and Kerri (who may as well be planning a sleepover and doing each other’s hair), serious shit is hitting the fan everywhere. BUT, if you are a far lefty, a civil rights activists, or a dumb ass law maker, the truly serious concern is that: “We are going to have Fergursons springing up all across this country”.

    Seriously?! Because it has been decades since we have seen the kind of insanity that has gone on in Ferguson. Not until Barack’s post-racial presidency did this happen. If Eric and boss (along with their pals Sharpton, Jackson, etc). would STFU, and wait for the facts before going bat-shit crazy and spewing incendiary accusations of racism over America’s air waves, we would not have seen the level of hatred, rioting, and race baiting that has taken place in MO.

    So, now we know. Forget these other problems. Tthe Obama-nuts and the DOJ are concerned only with purposefully perceived white racism against blacks; getting as many illegals into the country as possible (against the will of Americns), and forcing Islam on some little town in Minnesota. These are the issues that threaten our democracy. These are the real concerns.

    _____________

    Critics lean on Holder
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    By Peter Schroeder – 08/28/14 06:00 AM EDT
    Eric Holder’s Justice Department is coming under pressure to order sweeping changes to police operations in the United States.

    Civil rights and community groups, as well as some lawmakers, are pushing the attorney general to take action to address racial and social problems that, they say, were exposed by the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

    “We’re at our zero moment as a nation,” said Maya Rockeymoore, president and CEO of the Center for Global Policy Solutions, a community-empowerment group. “If we continue to let this go unaddressed, we’re going to have Fergusons springing up all across the country.”

    While President Obama has already announced plans to review the use of military equipment by police departments, activists are pushing the Department of Justice (DOJ) to go even further.

    They say Holder should consider making racial bias training mandatory for police departments across the country and have floated the appointment of a “police czar” at the DOJ to keep watch for “egregious” activities by local law enforcement.

    Proponents of the changes believe their pleas will get a serious look from Holder, who has put an inc

    (snip)

    Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/216120-police-critics-lean-on-holder#ixzz3BhYClEPh
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  119. The Republican master plan for 2014:

    http://washingtonexaminer.com/gop-will-spend-over-100-million-on-midterms-but-not-on-ads/article/2552530

    RNC to spend $100m to get out vote

    The Republican National Committee is on track to spend more than $100 million in the midterm campaign, with virtually every dime plowed into the party’s new digital voter-turnout program.

    If the program is effective, Republican campaigns will have access to a modern get-out-the-vote operation that has been the hallmark of the Democrats’ success in recent election cycles.

    But if it fails to deliver as advertised, Republican candidates will be stuck with another subpar voter turnout program and without the resources the GOP traditionally sent to their campaigns in midterm years.

    The RNC is set this week to announce the deployment of yet additional re-enforcements to states with targeted Senate races. Republicans need to flip six Democratic-held seats to win control of the chamber. The effort will include money for personnel, direct mail and phone banks, and will focus on absentee voting and the early vote. [snip]

    In previous two-year election cycles, the RNC would amass a deep cash war chest. Then, about 100 days before Election Day, the committee would begin spending the money on television ads, a hastily deployed national voter turnout program and, in midterm years, large cash transfers to the NRSC and it House counterpart, the National Republican Congressional Committee.

    For example, in the 2006 midterm campaign, the RNC transferred $18 million to the NRCC.

    This cycle, the RNC has raised more than $130 million, a healthy figure, while maintaining a modest $10 million to $15 million in cash on hand. The RNC reported holding $13.9 million as of July 31. Party officials enthusiastically concede the high cash “burn rate,” explaining that the money the committee raised was spent to build a permanent digital and field campaign, almost from scratch.

    “It’s a very unusual burn rate that [RNC Chairman Reince Priebus] has chosen to take us on because it’s the right path for us to optimally engage voters right now,” said Chuck DeFeo, who holds the titles of RNC deputy chief of staff and chief technology officer. [snip]

    DeFeo said several mirco-targeting data products — or smartphone apps — developed by an RNC digital staff of about 50 that are based jointly in Washington, D.C., and a Silicon Valley annex, have been in the field for months. He said these apps in use in some form by nearly every major Republican campaign in the country. [snip]

    • Data: The RNC has for two decades maintained a voter file. But it’s enhanced file includes voting and consumer data on every registered voter in America. The committee has integrated email and social media contacts with its file and is constantly updating the data it keeps on the nation’s 190 million registered voters.

    • Insight: Every voter in the file has a multi-level score that allows GOP campaigns to build highly granular predictive turnout models. The fancy term for this “data analytics.” DeFeo said the voter file will be constantly updated between now and Election Day, enabling GOP campaigns to adjust their turnout models and messaging on a daily basis, according to real-time feedback from the field.

    • Access: The RNC’s data is available in multiple platforms and applications, which DeFeo said allows campaigns to customize what kind of data they access and how they access it. He took a shot at NGP VAN, the leading Democratic data firm, saying the announcement they made last week about customized apps is something the RNC has offered for months.

    • Voter Contact: The RNC has developed multiple “walk apps” for campaign operatives and volunteers. These apps can be purchased through the iTunes store and loaded onto a smartphone. They report data to the main hub in real time. DeFeo stressed that the RNC began putting boots on the ground for the 2014 elections a year ago or more. In his view, the RNC GOTV effort for 2014 has been in the field longer than any of the Democratic campaigns and therefore is more likely to deliver the votes the GOP needs to win key races.

    “I’m never satisfied with where we’re at,” DeFeo said. “I have confidence in the products we’ve put out.”

    We’ll see if this all crashes and burns on election day like the Romney ORCA program.

  120. http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2014/08/28/is-obama-conceding-the-senate-to-the-gop-immigration-reform/

    Is Obama Conceding the Senate to the GOP?

    For some advocates of more liberal immigration laws, the next month may be the most crucial in recent history. As Rep. Luis Gutierrez told the Washington Post, President Obama “is going to determine his legacy with the immigrant community in the next 30 days.” But while most members of the president’s party are ready to cheer executive orders bypassing Congress that will effectively legalize millions of illegal immigrants, those Democrats facing tough reelection fights know such moves will effectively decide the 2014 midterms. [snip]

    If the president decides to push ahead with these measures in the months before the midterms, he may be effectively writing off the already diminishing odds of his party holding onto the Senate. For beleaguered red state Democratic incumbents like Mark Prior in Arkansas, Mary Landrieu in Louisiana, Kay Hagen in North Carolina, or even a purple state senator like New Hampshire’s Jeanne Shaheen, executive orders on immigration will feel like a stab in the back from the White House.

    Concerns over illegal immigration were already a potent issue for Republicans in states where Hispanic voters—who are more sympathetic to undocumented immigrants—aren’t a major factor. But if the president does an end run around the Constitution in order to enforce his will on immigration it will be a disaster for endangered Democrats. Candidates like the aforementioned incumbents as well as Alison Grimes, who is providing the president’s party with one of its few shots at knocking off a Republican senator, are already trying to run away from Obama. Republicans are already favored to take control of the Senate. But with a few strokes of his pen, the president could ensure a far larger GOP majority next year than most pundits are now envisioning.

  121. If the fraud legalizes these illegals unilaterally, without border security it will destroy this country.

  122. The Republican master plan for 2014:

    It is all bullshit.

    It will not deliver.

    It is eyewash to impress their donors.

    The electorate hates Obama.

    But they do not trust the Republicans either.

    Especially after Mississippi.

    This whole thing feels like a foregone conclusion to me.

    They will not take the senate. One vote shy.

    But as long as big media can keep that balloon in the air.

    It can sell airtime and enrich their obscenely rich coffers.

    And that is what galls me, most of all.

  123. Admin, more speculation that the Republicans will take the Senate. The fact that Obama is even considering issuing this edict regarding illegal immigrants before November is unbelievable. The Dem candidates who are already facing up-hill battles due to Obamacare and other failed policies of this WH, can blame Obama for putting yet another nail in their political coffins.

    _____________

    »
    Why Republicans Will Take the Senate
    By Caitlin Huey-Burns – August 28, 201

    The second of two parts

    Harry Reid has been waxing optimistic when asked about the future of Democrats’ hold on the U.S. Senate. In an interview with a local television station last week, the Senate majority leader said it is unlikely that Republicans will gain the six seats necessary to gain control of the upper chamber.

    “It’d be very, very hard for them to do that,” he said.

    Netting six Senate seats is a challenge, especially since part of that equation would require Republicans to retain their own competitive seats in places like Georgia and Kentucky. But Republicans believe that the stars, moons, and planets are all aligning for just such a changing tide this November.

    For one thing, the president’s party has historically struggled in the officeholder’s sixth year. What’s more, Democrats have to defend 21 of the 36 seats up for re-election this time, and of the nine most competitive races, seven are currently held by Democrats. Indeed, the top challenge for the party this cycle is defending seats in several states President Obama lost in 2012.

    On the other hand, Republicans historically have a difficult time knocking off Democratic incumbents. And this cycle, several vulnerable Democrats have the advantage of family legacies that they hope will shield them against the president’s unpopularity and the changing politics of their states. Indeed, Democratic incumbents have shown resiliency in the polls so far.

    But that advantage may be fleeting. While no Republican challenger is leading an incumbent by a significant margin, no Democratic incumbent in a difficult race is polling above 50 percent — a threshold that has come to signal vulnerability. Republicans view this trend as a sign of their strength heading into Labor Day weekend, after which the campaigns traditionally ramp up and constituents start to pay closer attention to the candidates.

    The momentum appears to be on the Republicans’ side, as Obama’s approval rating is low, dissatisfaction with Washington is high, incumbents are showing signs of weakness, and the midterm dynamics and climate are favorable.

    Three Democratic-held states already appear to be in the Republicans’ column: Montana, South Dakota, and West Virginia. If the GOP can hang on to Georgia and Kentucky, they would need to pick up just three more to win the majority. And there are a few different pathways that get them there.

    Perhaps most significantly, Republicans survived what could have been a problematic spring and summer: With most of the primaries over, the party has avoided the selection of flawed, stumble-prone candidates, a tendency that cost them seats in previous years. Part of Democrats’ strategy in difficult races was tied to a repeat of this history of picking weak candidates itself. The GOP’s feat bolstered Republicans’ prospects in several races — for now.

    One of the most recent examples came in Alaska last week, when Republicans nominated establishment-favored Dan Sullivan to take on Democratic Sen. Mark Begich. The incumbent is leading by 4.6 percentage points in the RCP average, but analysts expect the race to tighten as Sullivan’s general election campaign revs up.

    In Colorado, Republican Rep. Cory Gardner cleared what could have been a troublesome GOP field, and is now just 2.5 percentage points behind Democratic Sen. Mark Udall despite months of negative ads targeting him. The Colorado race figures to be one of the closest in the country, and will keep both Republicans and Democrats on their toes up through election night. Though the state isn’t a must-win for Republicans’ hopes of claiming the majority, it will serve as an important race for the party in both the midterm and the presidential contest two years from now. President Obama won there in 2008 and 2012, and a GOP victory in 2014 could have an impact on 2016.

    Another example of the same dynamic comes in Iowa, where both conservatives and establishment figures got their top pick in Joni Ernst. Democrat Bruce Braley had out-of-the-gate stumbles that brought early attention to this race. But Democrats are spending money on the airwaves in an effort to increase Ernst’s negatives and portray her as too conservative for Iowa. This race will also be a nail-biter: A USA TODAY/Suffolk University poll released Wednesday shows it virtually tied, with Braley up by just two-tenths of a point. (The RCP average has Ernst ahead by that same margin.)

    Republicans’ best hopes rest in states Mitt Romney won in 2012: Arkansas, North Carolina, Alaska and Louisiana.

    (snip)

    Read more: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2014/08/28/why_republicans_will_take_the_senate_123788.html#ixzz3BkwSg7uM
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  124. ISIS, Syria, Ukraine none will keep Obama from a Fri fundraiser or the Sat wedding of his personal chef in NY

    This is why we paid over 1 million dollars for him to come back for two days on his latest vacation – he went to a pre-wedding party for this couple.

  125. Obama’s DOJ Sues Minnesota City for Rejecting Islamic Center

    They just announced today another “American” killed fighting for ISIS – both were from MN – I don’t have the sense they need any more mosques.

    I don’t know whose idea it was to shift from melting pot to “multicultural”, but IMO it was a big mistake. People not assimilating leads to problems, and will probably lead to the breakup of our country at some point, at least a civil war. These two MN guys were of Somali ethnicity – my guess is the parents didn’t assimilate, increasing the odds that these two didn’t either, even though born here. Technically they were Americans, but IMO they really weren’t.

  126. A PROPER INTRODUCTION FOR THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM NEVADA, AT ALL FUTURE PUBLIC EVENTS

    (MASTER OF CEREMONIES)

    Ahem . . .

    “Our next guest

    Requires no introduction

    For is well known

    And well loved

    By everyone on the dole

    For his exemplary service to the nation

    As a bigoted

    Feeble minded

    Power crazed

    Corruptocratic coot

    With a quavering voice

    And hoof and mouth disease . . .

    Ladies and Gentlemen

    I give you

    Harry Reid”

    (Thunderous applause)

    —————-
    Harry Reid is a bigoted Beltway corruptocrat with an interminable case of diarrhea of the mouth. The feeble-minded coot stuck his foot in that mess of a mouth again last week at the Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce. But as mortifying as the Senate Majority Leader is, there’s an even worse spectacle: Asian-American liberals who keep giving top Democrats and their partisan operatives blanket passes.

    Read more: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2014/08/27/asian-bashing_dems_and_doormat_minorities_who_enable_them_123778.html#ixzz3BlVOTjkJ
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  127. Baggage, Hegel, Prior.

    Obama loving dims in red states.

    And leaders in name only.

    Long time proponents of amnesty.

    Now claim they oppose circumventing congress

    Through executive amnesty

    Is this real?

    Or just a last minute ditch effort to save their jobs.

    Which will be retracted if they survive November.

    Why not test their commitment to this newfound position.

    Q-1: How will you prevent the leader of your party from doing what he threatens to do? Be specific, so fair minded people do not conclude that your opposition to this action is simply eyewash.

    Q-2: If he grants executive amnesty, will you vote to withhold appropriations? Even if that means shutting down the federal government? Speak now or forever hold your peace.

    Q-3: Because such action would be a direct attack on your institution, i.e. congress, and, therefore, an impeachable offense, if the House votes to impeach him, will you support that result in the senate? Assume for the record that it is an impeachable offense, rather than scurrying away from it legally, like a cockroach.

  128. Boston Surprise coming……Coakley losing her again?

    http://hotair.com/archives/2014/08/29/surprise-coming-in-ma-gubernatorial-race/

    After this week’s dreary news out of Kansas, we owe Hot Air readers a pleasant surprise, and this may be it. Martha Coakley, who lost a special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by the death of Ted Kennedy four years ago despite the near-total grip Democrats have on Massachusetts, may be in the process of losing another election. Republican gubernatorial nominee Charlie Baker took his first lead in the Boston Globe poll series, edging Coakley barely, while neither candidate looks to be catching fire:

    Republican Charlie Baker has edged ahead of Democrat Martha Coakley in the race for governor, taking the lead by the slimmest of margins for the first time in the Globe’s weekly poll.

    The survey found the hypothetical general election race in a statistical dead heat, with 38 percent of respondents saying they would support Baker for governor, a slight edge over the 37 percent who said they favor Coakley. Though Baker’s lead remains well within the margin of error, it shows movement in a race between the two likeliest candidates for the November election.

    Coakley still faces two Democratic rivals in the Sept. 9 party primary, but the poll found she maintains a solid lead, claiming the support of 46 percent of likely voters. Comparatively, 24 percent support Steve Grossman, the state treasurer, and 10 percent back health care expert Donald Berwick.

    That’s a rather significant shift, although not a significant lead for Baker. Last month, Coakley had a double-digit lead, and in two polls earlier his month was up by seven. Baker has become more aggressive of late in advertising, and Coakley is still dealing with primary challengers, but just as in the 2010 special election, she seems to fade the more voters get to see her campaign.

    Readers may remember Berwick as the man who adores the British health-care system whom Barack Obama put in charge of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to implement ObamaCare. Obama didn’t even give the Senate a chance to vote on his appointment, even though Democrats had the majority; he used a recess appointment in a manner which the courts now say would be illegal. Berwick stepped down before his recess appointment needed to be confirmed, and decided to run for governor in Massachusetts. His relative position in the race suggests that some people may be too liberal for Bay State voters, which may come as a surprise to some.

    What’s even more surprising is the second choice of Grossman’s voters. Almost half of Grossman’s backers (48%) will vote for Baker over Coakley, according to the new poll, while only 28% will commit to voting for Coakley, leaving another 24% either undecided or on the sidelines. Bear in mind that these are Democrats planning to vote in the primary, not a general-population survey. That doesn’t make Grossman a better candidate against Baker, though; the Republican has a slightly better lead against Grossman (37/33) than against Coakley, and Baker blows Berwick out of the water at 44/19 in a hypothetical matchup.

    Don’t get too excited at the moment, though. These numbers all look low, and that means a lot of voters are still making up their minds. Plenty can happen over the next two months to change these dynamics, and the end of the primary will no doubt allow for some healing among Democrats, albeit on a very short time line. It’s still worth noting that Coakley’s going the wrong direction late in the game, and we’ve seen that once before, too.

  129. Interesting……..

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2014/08/chelsea-clinton-leaving-nbc-194616.html

    Chelsea Clinton is leaving NBC after three years as a special correspondent for the network, citing her desire to focus on the Clinton Foundation and her pregnancy, she told People Magazine on Friday.

    In a statement, the former First Daughter said she was leaving the network “to continue focusing on my work at the Clinton Foundation and as Marc [Mezvinsky] and I look forward to welcoming our first child.”

    Clinton’s departure brings an end to a lucrative three-year run during which she made a handful of feel-good packages for NBC’s “Making a Difference” franchise. Clinton’s annual salary at the network was $600,000, translating to roughly $26,724 for each minute she appeared on air — a sore subject for the many hard-working journalists at NBC who made considerably less. In January, Clinton switched to a month-to-month contract.

    Alex Wallace, the senior vice president of NBC News, said the network was “thankful for all of Chelsea’s contributions to NBC News over the past 3 years.”

    “Chelsea’s storytelling inspired people across the country and showcased the real power we have as individuals to make a difference in our communities,” Wallace said. “While she will be missed, we look forward to working with her in the future.”

    ………………

    The Clintons are getting all their ducks in a row.

  130. You would have to be a complete and utter moron to lose two statewide elections as a Dem in Dem controlled Mass……if she does, we’ll be able to look her up in the dictionary.

    I mean its Scott Brown all over again, the more they get to see of Coakley, the more they seem to hate her.

  131. An Obama loving media leftist would seize this Freudian slip by the Messiah, and say:

    You see. You see. This is what happens when the truth slips out.

    A public relations nightmare.

    You call him a pathological liar.

    But he has to lie because you cannot handle the truth.

    Ergo, he lies for your benefit.

    He gives up his credibility for you.

    It is all for you.

    And that is what makes him a Messiah.

    An objective observer might counter

    If your Harvard educated idiot lowered himself

    And did his job

    Rather than riding the cocktail circuit

    Then he would have a strategy,

    And the truth would not hurt him

    —————–

    Read my lips: We don’t have a strategy yet….
    By: gawken (Diary) | August 29th, 2014 at 10:00 AM | 3

    There are misspeaks… there are gaffes.. there are cases of political foot-in-mouth disease, and then there are monumentally self-destructive comments like Obama uttered yesterday:

    “We don’t have a strategy yet….” for dealing with ISIS

    The WH scrambled to try and dismiss this as just a verbal gaffe…Obama paying an “aw shucks” homage to Harry Reid. Maybe they should invoke Joe Biden instead, because this really is a “big f***in’ deal.”

    It’s so damaging because it reinforces what many already know, and many more are starting to understand..there is a dearth of ideas, an utter lack of competency inside the Obama administration, and it is likely to prove dangerous to America.

    “Read my lips: No new taxes!”

    Rush Limbaugh believes that GHWB would have easily won re-election had he not broken that pledge, and gone on to increase taxes. GOP pollster Richard Wirthlin called the promise the “six most destructive words in presidential politics.” Ed Rollins termed it as “probably the most serious violation of any political pledge ever made.”

    Pat Buchanan, Bill Clinton, and Ross Perot were able to use it effectively against Bush in the 1992 election. His popularity , which was at a record 80% after the Gulf War, collapsed.

    This all occurred in a pre-internet, pre-Twitter, pre-24/7 news cycle world.

    Obama has gift-wrapped and hand delivered to the GOP six words that will likely be more damaging than Bush’s broken 6 word pledge. Though Obama is not actually on the ballot..in many ways he still is, as Democrats are tied to him.

  132. Moon–I recommend the article below, which addresses a point you made recently, namely that Hillary will announce on her own time table. It is by a health care consultant who co-founded American Thinker/ It explains why the left will not succeed in their effort to bully Hillary into announcing her candidacy on their timetable. It also presents a pretty hopeless picture for the Republican Party in 2016, which is probably overstated, given the damage Obama has done to the nation. But, until Republicans understand that they must hold big media’s feet to the fire, and stop attacking their base, I personally doubt they will be competitive in national elections. And given the structure of the party, following a loss in 2016, the stage is set for conservatives to create a new party, rather than staying in an organization that enriches its consultants and fails to represent constituents. The sooner they get Rand Paul off stage, the better for them.

    http://pjmedia.com/blog/hillary-is-in-no-rush/

  133. Rand would look good with a vaudeville hook around his collar.

    The Republicans should be putting pressure on him to declare now that he is NOT a candidate.

  134. The only way Wbboei that i think they may try and force Hillary out into the open is to may fling a stalking horse into the fire at her, that is the only thing they can do…..someone Obama clown they think will force her hand into announcing.

    That would be the only trick they could do and certainly one they may try but Hillary must not take the bait.

  135. Jesus my grammar andwriting sucks today, can’t even string a sentence together, i do apologize, must have been too much wine last night.

  136. I just heard this on the radio while I was driving in my car…when I tried to find out more this is all i could find at the moment…

    this describes ISIS operating in Juarez on our southern border and “chatter” that is increasing regarding eminent threat of attack on our border…

    also chatter of terrorists planning car bombs and:

    The disturbing inside intelligence comes on the heels of news reports revealing that U.S. intelligence has picked up increased chatter among Islamist terror networks approaching the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. While these terrorists reportedly plan their attack just outside the U.S.

    snip

    http://thedailysmug.blogspot.com/2014/08/feds-bulletin-describes-threat-of.html

  137. ON Tuesday The American Legion audience told him he was toast. Perhaps Westchester County has a similar message for him now.

    Obama’s Westchester Visit: 2 Days, 2 Fundraisers And A Wedding « CBS New York
    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – President Barack Obama has made some slight changes to his planned two-day visit to Westchester County.
    The president flew into Westchester County Airport in White Plains on Friday afternoon.
    Obama is set to attend a small, roundtable event in New Rochelle and a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee in Purchase, WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported. The president will spend the evening at a fundraiser in Rhode Island.
    Instead of returning to New York and staying overnight as originally planned, the president has decided to return to Washington, D.C., the White House said.
    He will spend Saturday morning there before heading back to Westchester County, where he will attend the wedding of his personal chef Sam Kass and MSNBC host Alex Wagner at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantico Hills.
    Some fear the president’s visit could affect travel plans for many New Yorkers heading out of town for Labor Day weekend.
    The Westchester County Airport will be shut down while Obama is there, and even when he is not, private jets using the airport will be severely restricted.
    Incoming private planes will have to land at MacArthur Airport on Long Island, or Stewart International Airport in Orange County, to be cleared into White Plains.
    “This is one of the busiest weekends of the year and this is the weekend he has to do this? It’s an inconvenience for a lot of people and they’re not happy,” said Bill Weaver, owner of Million Air private aviation service.
    The New York State Thruway Authority and Department of Transportation also warned that motorists can expect intermittent closures Friday afternoon on Interstate 684 between Purchase and Armonk, I-287 between White Plains and Port Chester, and I-95 between Pelham and the Connecticut State Line.
    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/08/29/obamas-westchester-visit-could-cause-headaches-for-labor-day-weekend-travelers/

  138. Obama really is a ditherer.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/30/us/politics/obama-said-to-weigh-delaying-action-on-immigration.html?_r=1

    WASHINGTON — Under pressure from nervous Democratic Senate candidates in tight races, President Obama is rethinking the timing of his pledge to act on his own to reshape the nation’s immigration system by summer’s end, and could instead delay some or all of his most controversial proposals until after the midterm elections in November, according to people familiar with White House deliberations.

    The president vowed in late June to act unilaterally out of frustration with what he termed Republican obstruction, and said he would announce a decision soon after receiving recommendations from top aides at the end of the summer.

    But now Mr. Obama and his aides appear to be backing away from a firm commitment to that timing. In remarks to reporters on Thursday, Mr. Obama hinted at the possibility of a delay.
    “Some of these things do affect timelines, and we’re just going to be working through as systematically as possible in order to get this done,” Mr. Obama said. “But have no doubt, in the absence of congressional action, I’m going to do what I can to make sure the system works better.”

    ……………….

    So the plan is i bet to let the election happen and between the elections and January, ram amnesty down the throat to piss off the brand incoming GOP house and Senate. Will he be that stupid, probably……

  139. Best Tweet of the day.

    Obama knows it’s OVER! He knows the story cannot be contained. He has Quit the Presidency while still in Office……he just hasn’t told the Dems yet. We all can see it.

  140. WASHINGTON — Under pressure from nervous Democratic Senate candidates in tight races, President Obama is rethinking the timing of his pledge to act on his own to reshape the nation’s (sic) electorate.
    ————–
    You could see this one coming a mile off.

    This does not avoid the problem however.

    It exacerbates it.

    Most people in this country who understand ANYTHING oppose this action vehemently.

    Arguably, by waiting until after the mid term, the asshole deprives voters of the opportunity to weigh in on it.

    They will take that outrage to the voting booth, both now and later, against all democrats.

    And it will cement his legacy as an incompetent and lawless president.

    The bigger problem, however, is the message to the third world.

    If you want in, come now, because the door is wide open.

    At the same time, there ain’t nothing the citizens of this nation can do about it.

    It is their safety nets, their security, their employment prospects, their standard of living, their retirement, their right to be safe that he will compromise.

    The tragedy of the commons.

    The only saving grace is it will put the dark movers behind this scene of iniquity

    People like Zuckerberg and others

    On front street where they belong.

    And every American adversely affected by open borders

    Will have a very personal grievance against them

    And against such a force, their money will avail them naught.

    I was trying to think back to what happened in 1984

    Reagan gave amnesty to 4.5 million illegals

    Here they will say it is 6 million

    But the real number is probably double

    And it will quadruple within 10 years.

    And now the dims are pushing to put these illegals on Obamacare

    That said, no bad deed goes unpunished

    When the Republicans take the White House

    And commit similar lawless acts

    The left will have no standing to object based on the constitution

    Under the doctrine of unclean hands, he who seeks equity must do equity

  141. Dems mindset sneaks out…….

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/aug/29/all-hope-lost-worried-dems-cry-desperation-new-fun/

    ‘All hope is lost’: Worried Dems cry desperation in new fund-raising tactic

    The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee would like you to donate. Right now.

    The campaign organization, hoping to lead Democrats to control of the House come November, has spent the past week sending out a series of strongly-worded, seemingly desperate, fundraising e-mails trying to get supporters to donate.

    “All hope is lost,” reads the subject of one such e-mail.

    “We’re in serious trouble,” it continues. “Karl Rove and the Koch Brothers are massively outspending us…If we get blown out right now, we might as well give up hope until 2016.”

    Another e-mail says Democratic campaigners weren’t ready for Republican attack ads.

    “We are ashamed,” the letter reads. “We should have been ready for [Karl] Rove’s Obama-bashing ad blitz. But we didn’t see it coming.”

    An iteration sent Friday said, “Debbie Wasserman Schultz pleaded. And bless his heart, James Carville begged. We wouldn’t all be emailing you today if it wasn’t so important.”

    Fundraising e-mails from both parties usually contain a bit of hyperbolic, donate-or-it’s-the-end-of-the-world language, but the DCCC’s choice of words has come across as more pleading than such e-mails usually are.

    Even the president signed one e-mail, stating that the GOP is outspending their opponents by a 3-1 margin.

    “I don’t want to lose this election because we didn’t fight Republican attacks when we had the chance,” the e-mail signed by President Barack Obama said.

    The change in tone of e-mails is likely a new tactic being tried by the DCCC, and likely not directly tied to any single event, said Diana Owen, a political science professor at Georgetown University.

    “I’ve been getting these for years,” Ms. Owen said of both Democrat at GOP mailings. “I’ve been noticing that to get any sort of attention, the desperation factor is getting ramped up.”

    When it comes to political mailings, the most common strategy is bombarding people’s inboxes and seeing what type of message finally gets them to donate, she said.

    Both parties have exhausted fundraising through their previous attempts and are hunting for new plans. The previous tactic of “give me a dollar, give me five and you can have a one in a million chance of having a hot dog with the President or a pizza with Mitt Romney” has gotten stale, Ms. Owen said.

    “They definitely are seeming to be a little more dire in the their ask,” she said. “I just think it’s part of a strategy to try to shock and try to get any little bit of funds that they can from people they have been going to and going to over and over again.”

    …………………….

    This really is a stupid mailer to send..if I got that, I’d be saying..well if all hope is lost, why should i give you one more penny……..it is a self defeating strategy and poor marketing.

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