Going After #Hillary2016 Marco Rubio Announces His Logan’s Run For President

On Sunday Hillary, on Monday Marco. A dozen or more will soon follow.

On Monday Marco Rubio announced his Logan’s Run for president as a youthful leader straight out of Romper Room to contrast with experienced Hillary. Rubio has astounding abilities and talents which no one should discount. These astounding abilities and talents work against Rubio in the Republican nomination battle to come.

With most if not all of us our strengths are our weaknesses as well. But for Marco Rubio in a Republican primary his strengths/weaknesses make him more likely to be a VP pick than a Prez choice.

Why? What is Rubio’s problem?

Marco Rubio’s problem is not his failed and foolish support for what was termed “comprehensive immigration reform” which Republican/conservative movement leaders rightly claimed was illegal immigration amnesty.

Marco Rubio’s problem is that he deployed all his talents and abilities, all his remarkable capacities, all his promise and rhetorical skills – to sell a policy which his supporters correctly exposed as a monumental betrayal. If Marco Rubio with all his remarkable talents could do this to his supporters, supporters who made him a senator even as he ran against a Republican governor, then what other damage can Rubio do in the future to his Republican/conservative allies?

Rubio now says he is against what he was for. Rubio wanted to ingratiate himself with Big Business Chamber of Commerce types who want illegal immigration amnesty in order to keep working class wages down. All Rubio did was help Barack Obama.

Rubio has now flip-flopped on his flop Obama illegal amnesty. Rubio’s bet is that Republicans will be as stupid and unprincipled as Democrats were in 2008 when Barack Obama betrayed everyone on FISA telecommunications immunity while Hillary stood strong.

We doubt very much that Rubio will be as successful as Obama has been in his treacheries. The talented Marco Rubio is not as phony and reinvented as the Talented Mr. Obama.

Marco Rubio takes other campaign cues from Barack Obama. Rubio is wisely running as a Latino while complaining that any Hillary appeal to women is divisive identity politics and… well just read everything Obama said in 2008 about “likable enough” Hillary. Substitute “Latino male” for “Black” and you have the rationale for Rubio’s niche campaign in 2016.

Like a cardboard cutout of Barack Obama Marco Rubio is also running as the latest JFK. Barack Obama ran against Hillary in 2008 mimicking iconic JFK imagery and a generational change campaign. The bottom line result of Obama’s generational change campaign has been a shift for seniors to the Republican Party.

Generational change? Obama succeeded in changing the voting patterns of seniors from their long held loyalty to the Democratic party over to the Republican Party. Marco Rubio, if he continues on the path he trod in his campaign announcement threatens to cause a stampede of seniors in the opposite direction.

Barack Obama and Marco Rubio both pretend to be latter day JFK. Obama was aided in his JFK pretend game by the blockhead daughter of JFK. JFK’s idiot child was wrong, Obama was wrong, Rubio is wrong – if any of them think they are in any way a JFK:

John Kennedy won the presidency before passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Bill. Kennedy was young but had a great deal of experience in political life. Kennedy toured Europe, the Soviet Union and the Middle East in the fateful year 1939. On the day before Germany invaded, John Kennedy was in Poland. Kennedy’s Harvard senior thesis completed in 1940 was “Appeasement in Munich”. Kennedy by the end of the war was a war hero. Kennedy served with regular Joes in the U.S. Navy. Kennedy saved the lives of his crew. John Kennedy from the elite schools and elite background was loved by working class whites and blacks.

The JFK campaign of The New Frontier was a sly reference, not a heavy handed attack on older Americans:

John Fitzgerald Kennedy in 1960 was equally sly. His message was concise and pointed as well. His inspirational message was “The New Frontier”. This 3 word message summarized the hopes that the young future president held for just about every facet of American life. Outer space, national security, civil rights, foreign policy, the economy – all were on the threshold of a new and exciting frontier. That this soon to be very young president was replacing Eisenhower, up to then the oldest American president, was slyly referenced by the 3 word message.

JFK’s “New Frontier” is morphed by Rubio into “A New American Century”.

Marco Rubio like Obama is full of flowery speeches. We think Rubio’s speeches are effective but they are flowery nevertheless. If Rubio wants to run a generational campaign he should consider JFK’s worldwide lifetime of experience well before he became a congressman, a senator, then president. Perhaps we are old fashioned but we like experience and the lessons of life in a candidate. Rubio shares many similarities to Obama:

Already Rubio’s campaign has drawn comparisons to Obama’s 2008 bid when he was also a first-term forty-something senator with less than four years of Senate experience. [snip]

Rubio’s team has embraced the generational contrast with Clinton and dismissed concerns about his perceived youth or inexperience. He recently defended his record in a Fox News interview, saying that Obama “was a back bencher in the state legislature in Illinois and I was in leadership all nine years that I served there including two as Speaker of the House.”

Of course no one running for president today is as inexperienced as Barack Obama in 2008. And the sad reality is what resides in the White House.

Marco Rubio as a member of his generation (he’s 43 years old) is comfortable discussing Tupac Shakur and other cultural touchstones few other presidential candidates will be as knowledgeable about. That’s an asset if not used to alienate other generations. In his campaign announcement Rubio made a very culturally astute attack on Hillary (and Jeb Bush) with a reference that in one sentence spun out the Clinton years, the economy of 1999, and a big hit by the artist known as Prince. It was a sly attack and Rubio could not suppress a “gee I’m such a smart kid” smile.

Indeed the entire Rubio announcement speech reeked of self-satisfaction as barb after generational barb blasted forth. Most, if not all, of Rubio’s best lines of attack landed on Hillary but also on his long time friend and benefactor Jeb Bush:

“I know my candidacy might seem improbable to some watching from abroad. After all, in many countries, the highest office in the land is reserved for the rich and the powerful,” Rubio continued, to cheers and chants of “Marco! Marco!” “But I live in an exceptional country…I live in an exceptional country where the son of a bartender and a maid can have the same dreams and the same future as those who come from power and privilege.

Marco Rubio, like Jeb Bush, should not be underestimated. Rubio’s talents are many and certainly more than the current White House occupant. Rubio has many talents and opportunities:

Marco Rubio dazzles in Miami on Monday evening, delivering a rhetorical performance that shows a national audience what political insiders have long known: The man can move a crowd. From there, it’s off to the races.

Running a lean campaign—though one flush enough with mega-donor money to keep him in the conversation—Rubio continues to wow crowds. He’s young, he’s Latino in a party lacking diversity, and his unimpeachably hawkish stances on foreign policy continue to resonate amid a flood of troubling headlines from Iraq, Iran, Russia, and Syria.

He is outspent by Jeb Bush, but money can’t buy the kind of connection Rubio is building with voters—and the front-runner’s supposed support never materializes in the way he expected. Voters see 12 years in the White House as enough for one family and are looking for a fresher alternative.

In 2008 Barack Obama and his cult promised a world of wonders and healed oceans. Obama and his cult assured us all that the troubles with the Muslim world would be over once the great Obama’s face brought us into the new Obama century. The Obama dummies were wrong. Instead in 2015 we get cartoons of an Obama beheading while Boob Obama moans ‘Mom! Dad! Jihadi John is going to slaughter me!’ before he is killed in animation:

Affiliates of the Islamic State group have released an animated video depicting a jihadist beheading US President Barack Obama.

The clip, which was uploaded and translated on Saturday by MEMRI, a US-based Middle Eastern media watchdog group, begins with the words “Message to America,” followed by a scene portraying the American president on his knees and crying profusely.

Now comes Marco Rubio with his own lofty promises minus accomplishments. What we do have from Rubio on a national level is proposed illegal immigration amnesty.

Still for all the similarities between RubiObama, the country and its elites are so debased that anything can happen. Obama’s favorite pollster in 2008 thinks the presidential race in 2016 is a 50-50 tossup.

Yes, anything can happen. Rubio could be chosen as a VP candidate. That would make sense. Rubio is a Latino in a country with Latino votes in must win states such as Colorado and Florida. Rubio is also from Florida. So Rubio as a VP to get some seasoning and experience, guided and mentored by a president who has actually accomplished something makes sense. But Rubio is running for president and after 2008 anything, however senseless, can happen.

In 2008 experienced John McCain ran for president under the crushing burden of the unpopular two term President George W. Bush. McCain improbably was ahead. Then in September the economy finished McCain off and inexperienced Obama won.

Could these same circumstances happen again? Even Obama’s pals in Big Media are noticing that the Obama economy sucks:

After years in which the popular American press sang Barack Obama’s praises for the economic recovery he engineered, the news media is finally beginning to notice that not everyone is benefiting from this supposed economic revitalization. Though it strained to express hope in the future, The New York Times was forced to concede in January that the middle class is shrinking at a terrifying rate. That report also noted that social welfare programs like Social Security and Medicare, “originally set up as safety nets to protect seniors from falling into poverty after retirement,” now serve as a backstop against absolute destitution for millions of Americans.

As Republican/conservative Charles Gasparino notes, Hillary’s greatest fear has to be the Obama economy:

Her big fear — according to the Wall Street Democrats I speak to — is being stuck with (and blamed for) her old boss’ economy.

That’s because the economy has never fully recovered from the financial collapse that President Obama faced when he took office. [snip]

Fact is, many analysts believe the economy is worse than the headline numbers, filtered through the Obamaites and their media lackeys, suggest. They point to other data that hint things could even get worse in the months ahead. [snip]

“The weaker-than-expected March jobs report finally gave way to other weak economic data points we’ve been getting,” said Joseph Fahmy, a managing director at Zor Capital.

Fahmy’s prediction: More grim data will soon appear and prompt the Federal Reserve to abandon its plan to raise interest rates in the spring or summer, lest the stock market wind up following the economy into the hole. [snip]

All told, the US economy under Obama has grown at an average seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.9 percent — the lowest in nearly 70 years. And it could get worse: The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta has cut its projected growth rate for the economy to nearly zero for the first quarter of 2015.

Sure, that is a Republican and no friend of Hillary. But there are others:



“Hillary Clinton’s challenge is going to be to come up with different plans,” Daley said after being prodded to respond to the economic failures of the Obama era. “She can’t run as the third term of Barack Obama economically.”

Anything can happen. That’s the hope of candidates. But America cannot afford another inexperienced man spinning false HOPE and cheap CHANGE.

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177 thoughts on “Going After #Hillary2016 Marco Rubio Announces His Logan’s Run For President

  1. I had to stop reading your excellent post Admin, when I read this:

    Marco Rubio takes other campaign cues from Barack Obama. Rubio is wisely running as a Latino while complaining that any Hillary appeal to women is divisive identity politics and… well just read everything Obama said in 2008 about “likable enough” Hillary. Substitute “Latino male” for “Black” and you have the rationale for Rubio’s niche campaign in 2016.

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    I am so pist. This whole, women should feel guilty if they support for Hillary because it is a superficial trick like voting for the half black fraud in the Oval.

    Excuseffin’Me… Women are not a race or some little pocket of wild kangaroos, WE ARE HALF OF THE POPULATION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!!!

    We do not need your bullshit Ruby Slippers, we do not need your male guilt trip on us little damsels……………. I will laugh myself silly when the GOP casts your inexperienced ass out of the primary.

    I am pretty steamed… and will step away from my keyboard for a few.

    How damn dare him!

  2. if the dems were smart, they’d put a lid on every other potential candidate, and allow hillary to take on these clowns one by one and watch them fall like a house of cards.
    now THAT would be a change!

    spent today in town (where 90% voted obama) and people who branded me as one of hillary’s crazies (yeah) are now mega apologetic and quick to say how right i was (or how wrong i still am and they are waiting for warren) and most, ‘cept for the aforementioned fringe dwellers and conspiracy theorists) are ALL thrilled about Hill! the kool aid HAS worn off.

  3. i am still quite shocked. not a peep about clinton dynasties etc. just heaps of praise. it might not be as rough a ride as we imagine. if they were bushwacked before, this time around, i think they are just exhausted and feel totally duped by their annointed one…

  4. In his campaign announcement Rubio made a very culturally astute attack on Hillary (and Jeb Bush) with a reference that in one sentence spun out the Clinton years, the economy of 1999, and a big hit by the artist known as Prince. It was a sly attack and Rubio could not suppress a “gee I’m such a smart kid” smile.

    Prince’s song 1999 was out in 1982

    Rubio Slippers would have been 11 years old, and I doubt he paid any attention to Pince at that age

    Hillary would have been 35 and she and Bill probably played Prince’s music and danced to it as much as I did.

    Rubio didn’t invent Rock and Roll.

  5. We’ve been to this rodeo before. Never fear, the bushwhackers are saddling up and the media is providing fresh horses.

    Let’s hope that old…excuse me…young Ruby Slippers click, clicks those heels and dissolves into a puddle and is swept away by the Reps soon. He feels so much like BO’s arrogant, “cool” rock star mess of 2008. I think I read that at his big announcement he had some columns and a bunch of flags in the room. Now where have we seen that before minus the flags?

  6. Now comes Marco Rubio with his own lofty promises minus accomplishments. What we do have from Rubio on a national level is proposed illegal immigration amnesty.

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    That’s him in a nutshell, Admin.

  7. Southern Born

    We’ve been to this rodeo before. Never fear, the bushwhackers are saddling up and the media is providing fresh horses.

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    Yee Haw! It’s going to be a wild ride.

  8. …probably one of Rubio’s biggest first mistakes was mentioning that he is a big fan of Nicki Minaj…

    …like to see Jeb, Rand, Huckabee, Cruz or anyone of the repubs turn to Marco in a debate and ask him to explain Nicki’s music…and fashion to them and why she appeals to him…

  9. As we post on the blog, we see Bush turning into Obola before our own eyes. Too bad the photos don’t continue to turn Barry into Rubio.

  10. Well if Jeb gets the nom…rubio wont be vp as you will not get 2 floridians on the same ticket and vice versa hence his attacks on jeb as jeb blocks both top slots for him.

  11. http://thefederalist.com/2015/04/14/why-marco-rubio-is-the-gops-best-hope/

    Now, it’s also true that Rubio is a first-term senator with no record of any tangible accomplishments other than working his way into a presidential run.

    If you believe this is a disadvantage, you haven’t been paying attention to contemporary politics. If Americans were concerned with achievement, Barack Obama would never have been allowed near the presidency. What voters want is someone who makes them feel secure, someone who can empathize with their struggles, confirm their ideological worldview, and someone who will give them the soaring rhetoric that makes them feel that their politics matter.

    So, for Rubio, a lack of a record may be helpful in a number of ways. Today, a record is an opportunity for others to mangle every decision you’ve made. A blank slate allows voters to imagine all the wondrous things you can provide them and allows the politician a malleable set of policy goals.

  12. This will be a fascinating campaign. Not just the kook treachery, but the imploding economy. Let’s see how this unfolds. I say the epicenter of the crash is the Chinese housing market. The effects are already starting to ripple. The FED and ZIRP may not be able to stop the crash and it could be much worse that the last one. That being said, they are holding with ZIRP and will have China to blame. But they cannot control the timing. Is this the reason Hillary made that strategic mistake of announcing now instead of July????

    It is obvious that Wallstreet is girding their loins for the crash.

  13. Hold’em,

    Great comment to Boehner’s statement that he would fight for this country “tooth and nail”.

    Comment: “ittle known fact. Boehner wears dentures and was born without fingernails.”
    _____

    Now that’s funny.

  14. Lu

    I say the epicenter of the crash is the Chinese housing market.

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    Well for all it’s worth, if this is about all the new condos in China that the population is ‘investing’ every cent they have into, and most of the huge buildings have no one living in them…then crash is what it must.

    House of cards will fall.


    [snip] As of August 2013, the amount of outstanding mortgage loans on vacant homes in China reached 4.2 trillion yuan ($674.33 billion), the report added.

    The survey included homes left vacant by owners of multiple homes as well as those left empty by owners who have left the city to work elsewhere. In addition to the 49 million sold but vacant units, the survey estimated that China has 3.5 million homes that remain unsold.

    http://www.wsj.com/articles/more-than-1-in-5-homes-in-chinese-cities-are-empty-survey-says-1402484499

  15. So, for Rubio, a lack of a record may be helpful in a number of ways.

    Yeah, we see how ferShit our country has gone with No-Experience-Obama.

    Ruby is another glory hound that thinks he will be handed the nomination because he is young and a Latino.
    Dream on.

  16. Marco Rubio’s problem is that he deployed all his talents and abilities, all his remarkable capacities, all his promise and rhetorical skills – to sell a policy which his supporters correctly exposed as a monumental betrayal. If Marco Rubio with all his remarkable talents could do this to his supporters, supporters who made him a senator even as her ran against a Republican governor, then what other damage can Rubio do in the future to his Republican/conservative allies?
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    Yes.

    He deployed all the aforesaid talents to an amnesty now–border security later promoted by his fellow Quislings–McCain, Flake, Graham, who are defenders of the monied interests–not the nation. RINOS. May they all rot in hell.

    The ignorance of the American People is appalling. That they could elect Obama twice to high office is an indictment of their judgment and their grasp of reality.

    This report by Judicial Watch explains why Rubio’s sell out on border security—and it was a sell-out precisely because it placed amnesty before border security when border security should be the highest priority, matters:

    ISIS Camp a Few Miles from Texas, Mexican Authorities Confirm

    APRIL 14, 2015

    ISIS is operating a camp just a few miles from El Paso, Texas, according to Judicial Watch sources that include a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector.

    The exact location where the terrorist group has established its base is around eight miles from the U.S. border in an area known as “Anapra” situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Another ISIS cell to the west of Ciudad Juárez, in Puerto Palomas, targets the New Mexico towns of Columbus and Deming for easy access to the United States, the same knowledgeable sources confirm.

    During the course of a joint operation last week, Mexican Army and federal law enforcement officials discovered documents in Arabic and Urdu, as well as “plans” of Fort Bliss – the sprawling military installation that houses the US Army’s 1st Armored Division. Muslim prayer rugs were recovered with the documents during the operation.

    Law enforcement and intelligence sources report the area around Anapra is dominated by the Vicente Carrillo Fuentes Cartel (“Juárez Cartel”), La Línea (the enforcement arm of the cartel) and the Barrio Azteca (a gang originally formed in the jails of El Paso). Cartel control of the Anapra area make it an extremely dangerous and hostile operating environment for Mexican Army and Federal Police operations.

    According to these same sources, “coyotes” engaged in human smuggling – and working for Juárez Cartel – help move ISIS terrorists through the desert and across the border between Santa Teresa and Sunland Park, New Mexico. To the east of El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, cartel-backed “coyotes” are also smuggling ISIS terrorists through the porous border between Acala and Fort Hancock, Texas. These specific areas were targeted for exploitation by ISIS because of their understaffed municipal and county police forces, and the relative safe-havens the areas provide for the unchecked large-scale drug smuggling that was already ongoing.

    Mexican intelligence sources report that ISIS intends to exploit the railways and airport facilities in the vicinity of Santa Teresa, NM (a US port-of-entry). The sources also say that ISIS has “spotters” located in the East Potrillo Mountains of New Mexico (largely managed by the Bureau of Land Management) to assist with terrorist border crossing operations. ISIS is conducting reconnaissance of regional universities; the White Sands Missile Range; government facilities in Alamogordo, NM; Ft. Bliss; and the electrical power facilities near Anapra and Chaparral, NM.

  17. I don’t think ISIS is encamped 8 miles from the US Border because all the hotels at Acapulco were booked.

    Do you?

  18. At this point, the US army should be guarding our southern border.

    I believe the situation is that serious.

    As things stand, we are as ill prepared for the next major “event” as we were for Pearl Harbor.

    In that case however the problem was isolationism.

    The lesson we then learned—the hard way—was a great nation cannot turn its back on the world, and be safe.

    The problem we are now confronting is a morally challenged elite class who are too prosperous, too avaricious, and too Washington centered to realize, much less worry about, what is happening right under their collective noses–and what it all portends.

    Rome burns. They play the fiddled. That makes a fine epitaph for those people. Yes?

  19. The two men who gave moral and intellectual clarity to the subject were those ancient stalwarts of the generation who fought World War II on the issue de jour, and de siglo—the trust the elite class is placing on Iran: Kissinger and Schultz—who were quickly dismissed as old fuddy duddies, by the brilliant mind of Marie Half(wit), who speaks for the Brookings crew, and the readers of the New Republic, and HuffPo, and Slate, NYT, and WashPo– and all other faux luminaries who trouble the living stream, and doom our future.

  20. Forgive me for saying this, but that article by Schultz and Kissinger was one of the most brilliant editorials I’ve read–ever. It was way over the heads of our elite class, who are caught between two worlds—an apologia for this nation, and a cloud cuckooland vision of the future wherein the lion lays down with the lamb. In the real world, the only time a lion lays down with the lamb is when he eats him. And no charge that he is “on the wrong side of history”–a phrase articulated by Obama and cherished by the elite class will dissuade him from doing so. Why? Because it is in his nature. And, man’s nature is the one thing the liberal is unwilling to accept. And no one captured the essence of that myopia better than Edmund Burke at the time of the French Revolution, who said: The French are so obsessed with the rights of man that they have totally forgotten his nature. Schultz and Kissinger, however, have forgotten none of it.

  21. I was laughing at some of the GOP mix ups earlier for Pres/VP….

    Walker/Bush………no ones going down that road.
    Bush/Cruz sounds like Booze cruise……..

    But i was also thinking who the hell does Hillary go with for VP……..She needs someone from the south or the midwest…….but I am going a blank here.

  22. Wbboei, haven’t you heard that Kissinger/Schultz only used a lot of “big words”. Marie Harf outdoes her earlier idiocy with new idiocy:

  23. ISIS is operating a camp just a few miles from El Paso, Texas, according to Judicial Watch sources that include a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector.

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    Well, since everyone knows they are there, there’s no reason to not have drones and military at the ready, the second they breath on our border.

    They are out to kill us so the military is needed in this situation, not local cops.

  24. Limbaugh is onto what we speculated about:

    http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/harry-reid-on-conservatives-mobster-beating-theory-they-dont-like-me-as-a-person/article/2563082

    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, who recently announced plans to retire, rebutted conservative media speculation on Wednesday that his severe injuries are the result of a run-in with the mob.

    On CNBC’s “Speakeasy,” host John Harwood asked Reid about theories put forth by conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh and Breitbart News that the injuries Reid sustained at the beginning of this year, including a blow to his right eye, are not, as he has said, the result of an accident involving elastic exercise equipment.

    “The last few days, a bunch of people are saying, Reid, he didn’t have an exercise accident, he got beat up by the mob,” Harwood said.

    “It shows the credibility of Rush Limbaugh, he’s the guy that got all this started,” Reid replied. “Why in the world would I come up with a story that I got hurt in my own bathroom with my wife standing there? How could anyone say anything like that? And I think a lot of people, as I read, they kind of don’t like me as a person and I think that’s unfortunate.”

    Doubts within conservative media over Reid’s version of events — that he was smacked in the face by an elastic exercise band that broke, causing him to fall down — date back to almost immediately after the New Year’s Day incident. John Hinderaker of the conservative Power Line blog speculated on Jan. 6 that Reid “looks like he has been in a fight, and not with an elastic band.” He wrote, “[P]erhaps Reid is an unsteady, elderly gentleman with precarious balance, and a snapping band caused him to fall with what seems like extraordinary force. But I doubt it. I think it is questionable whether we are being told the truth about what happened to Harry Reid.”

    In Late March, Limbaugh said, “I don’t believe for a minute that whatever happened to Harry Reid has anything to do with an exercise machine unless somebody repeatedly threw him into it.”

    A day after Limbaugh’s commentary, the right-leaning Breitbart News website wrote a lengthy story analyzing the floor plan of Reid’s Nevada home. “A Breitbart News investigation of Reid’s home exercise accident has uncovered facts that appear to discredit Reid’s version of the home exercise accident for three very specific reasons,” the story said.

  25. http://hotair.com/archives/2015/04/15/sanders-who-knows-what-hillarys-running-on-anyway/

    Bernie Sanders called out the media for its Hillary Clinton freak-out, and the media missed it. This interview on MSNBC took place in the middle of Hillapalooza in Iowa, when dozens of grown men and women chased Hillary Clinton’s van as it arrived as if it were the ice-cream truck on a sunny day. Sanders starts off the interview with a shot at the “Scooby van,” and he probably smirked while doing so … but you’ll never know. That’s because MSNBC thought that the static shot of a media truck and a card table at Iowa venue with no Hillary in it was more compelling than actually showing the guest they had on a live feed:

    Thirty-eight seconds. That’s all the face time they have Sanders in this interview in a nearly three-minute segment, and twenty-six seconds of that was shared with a shot of the card table where literally nothing was happening. It’s standard operating procedure for the booth to monitor the live feed from an event in order to cut over when it starts, but what was the point of having that on the screen for viewers?

  26. admin
    April 15, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    Limbaugh is onto what we speculated about:

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    The first time I saw the photos of Reid’s injuries, I thought he got his ass kicked by a human.

    Now he says he was in his bathroom, with his wife standing there when it happened.

    How the Hell big his his bathroom that he has room for exercise equipment???

    Well, sounds like his wife beat the crap out of him. 😉

  27. Mind you,who can blame her, if you were Harry Reids wife, you probably would want to kick the shit out of the smug bastard.

  28. Boy, the Repubs are sure rolling out an ugly flock of penguins. And then there is PREE-BUUSS. I think they have done some work on his appearance.

    Anybody know where I can get some Hillary yard signs? I feel like taking out some I have form 2008.

  29. I offer the following not for the truth of its contents but to show what I predicted has come true. Even in the primary, big media is in the tank for Hillary. In the absence of a serious challenger other (other than that font of wisdom Biden) Hillary is this time around the only game in town. Just to be clear, their goal is to preserve their own wealth and power, which has grown exponentially over the past six years, once Obama said she would make an excellent president, that gave her all that was needed to ensure the protection of the ring. The one to watch is the remittance man from Slate who was promoted into Bob Schieffer’s job. He is a confirmed limousine liberal, an avowed worshiper of Obama, who advised him quite literally to destroy the Republican Party. How he treats Hillary, being a confirmed progressive, will sign as to how wide and how deep her support is within big media. I see now that he is seeking to ingratiate himself to the Party he previously advocated the destruction of with this bland statement—the Republican Party has the most robust group of potential candidates in a generation, which is unquestionably true, and you can blame Obama for that. So it is not so much the truth of the statement as it is that he said it—this nevish Dickerson. Meanwhile here is the proof the msn is in the bag:

    1. Journalists Excitedly Chase Hillary’s ‘Scooby Van’: ‘There She Goes!’

    As though they were teenage girls chasing after the Beatles, journalists on Tuesday excitedly chased after Hillary Clinton and her “Scooby van.” MSNBC kept vigil, waiting for a 2016 campaign event. Reporter Alex Seitz-Wald gushed, “We can see the motorcade approaching right now… We see the Scooby van, the famous Scooby van is coming down the road right now towards our set up now!”

    2. ABC’s Cecilia Vega Gushes: Hillary Working to Win Voters ‘One Handshake, One Chai at a Time’

    ABC News’s senior national correspondent Cecilia Vega continued her cheerleading for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday’s World News Tonight as she gushed that Clinton is working to win over voters “one handshake, one chai at a time” (in reference to her order of a chai tea at an Iowa coffee shop).

    3. New Clinton Stenographer Cecilia Vega Touts Hillary’s ‘Stealthy’ ‘Mystery’ Tour

    ABC journalist Cecilia Vega has officially been designated the Clinton correspondent for the 2016 campaign. On Tuesday, the senior national correspondent sounded very much like a stenographer, cheering Clinton’s “mystery” road trip. A Good Morning America graphic offered this important information: “Hillary Clinton Hits the Road: Stops at Chipotle Along the Trail.” Vega enthused, “Stealth is the word we’re hearing out here on the trail. Who knew Hillary Clinton likes herself a good road trip? We’re told this whole thing was her idea.”

    4. NBC Touts ‘Exclusive Interview’ With Hillary That Lasted 8 Seconds

    On Tuesday afternoon, MSNBC laughably touted an eight-second exchange with Hillary Clinton by White House correspondent Kristen Welker as an “exclusive interview.” During the 1 p.m. ET hour of his show, anchor Thomas Roberts excitedly told viewers: “Want to go back to Iowa where I just mentioned that we have this new exclusive NBC video of Hillary Clinton out on the stump there in Iowa. And our correspondent Kristen Welker talked with Clinton exclusively.”

    5. NBC Gushes Over Fmr. Correspondent Chelsea Clinton Being ‘X Factor’ for Hillary

    After NBC devoted three full segments and over seven minutes of air time to promoting Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign at the top of Monday’s Today, the network morning show offered another full segment at the top of the 7:30 a.m. ET half hour fawning over the 2016 contender, with co-host Matt Lauer proclaiming: “Let us begin this half hour, though, with more on Hillary Clinton’s second run for the White House and what we can expect from her family this time around.”

    6. NBC Hails Cuba’s Removal from Terrorism List; ‘Another Remnant of the Cold War Fell Away’

    Hours after President Obama moved to strike Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, Tuesday’s NBC Nightly News cheered the decision by the President as “another historic step” and “another remnant of the Cold War” tumbling down. Interim anchor Lester Holt began with the announcement that “[w]e are witnessing tonight another historic step in thawing relations between the U.S. and Cuba” with “[t]he White House announcing that President Obama will remove Cuba from the list of state sponsors of terrorism.”

    7. ABC’s Cokie Roberts: Sexism Is Why People Find Hillary Unlikable

    According to ABC’s Cokie Roberts, hints that Hillary Clinton may be unlikable can be traced back to sexism. The veteran journalist appeared on Good Morning America, Tuesday, to promote her new book, but the conversation veered into a discussion of 2016. Citing an unnamed poll, Roberts referenced “research that shows that a woman who is strong and powerful is seen as not friendly and empathetic.”

  30. After years in which the popular American press sang Barack Obama’s praises for the economic recovery he engineered, the news media is finally beginning to notice that not everyone is benefiting from this supposed economic revitalization. Though it strained to express hope in the future, The New York Times was forced to concede in January that the middle class is shrinking at a terrifying rate. That report also noted that social welfare programs like Social Security and Medicare, “originally set up as safety nets to protect seniors from falling into poverty after retirement,” now serve as a backstop against absolute destitution for millions of Americans.
    ——–
    Really big media?

    Not everyone is benefiting from the Obama economic recovery you have been rhapsodizing about?

    The elites have done quite well, thank you.

    Ohhhhhhh, you mean the 92 million who are not employed or underemployed.

    Excuse me I am wrong—and unlike you I am man enough to admit it.

    The updated number is now . . . (drum roll) . . . 93 million.

    And give that man a cupie doll (better than a date with Vanna White)

    Congratulations you fucking liars.

    Now tell me why anyone with any common sense should listen to anything you say.

    Not everyone–anyone.

  31. No one knows what Hillary is running on–so sayeth that sage for the ages blatto Bernie Sanders—the only avoided socialist, and hamburger meat for anyone with the patience to listen. She declared a few days ago, and this bewildered blatto wart on the nose of progress (which is the real definition of a progressive) says she must tell all right now–OR ELSE.

    There is but one honest reply: fuck him. He is as useless as it gets, and so are his supporters.

  32. Admin today Rush was saying that around the time Harry’s Stair Master beat him up, his brother Larry Reid, who was arrested recently for DUI was also injured. When asked (I don’t know by whom) what caused the injuries, primarily to his face, he said that he had been into a fight with a family member.

    If true, sounds like out of control sibling conflict.

  33. You know they have a track record of electing nuts in Vermont.

    Like . . . Howard Dean who stands over six foot (when he is not blasting your ears with his primal scream.)

    This observation provoked one wag to remark: I never knew they stacked shit that high.

    Evidently, he never met Obama.

  34. Larry Reid, who was arrested recently for DUI was also injured.
    ———
    For what it is worth, Streiff @ Red State blamed the brother too.

    It would be nice to know just who the Avenging Angel was.

    So we could put him in for the national medal of honor.

    With the gracious thanks of the nation.

    Commendation to read: for conspicuous gallantry in the face of mortal danger in service to the nation in a time of war involving the United States, and/or giving a useless price what he deserves for what he has done to the nation in service of his master Obama.

  35. I do not know the meaning of the universe. I do not know for sure what will happen as early as tomorrow. But in the midst of doubt, the collapse of creeds, and the treachery of big media, there is one thing I do not doubt, which no one who lives in the real world and is not corrupt can doubt and that is this: Obama is determined to destroy this nation. In his perverted world everything is inverted so that bad is portrayed as good, good is portrayed as bad, and as long as the political class has suites and a gold plated lifeboat at the disposal of this Titanic, they carry on in the manner described by the poet Oscar Wilde:

    We caught the tread of dancing feet,
    We loitered down the moonlit street,
    And stopped beneath the harlot’s house.

    Inside, above the din and fray,
    We heard the loud musicians play
    The ‘Treues Liebes Herz’ of Strauss.

    Like strange mechanical grotesques,
    Making fantastic arabesques,
    The shadows raced across the blind.

    We watched the ghostly dancers spin
    To sound of horn and violin,
    Like black leaves wheeling in the wind.

    Like wire-pulled automatons,
    Slim silhouetted skeletons
    Went sidling through the slow quadrille,

    Then took each other by the hand,
    And danced a stately saraband;
    Their laughter echoed thin and shrill.

    Sometimes a clockwork puppet pressed
    A phantom lover to her breast,
    Sometimes they seemed to try to sing.

    Sometimes a horrible marionette
    Came out, and smoked its cigarette
    Upon the steps like a live thing.

    Then, turning to my love, I said,
    ‘The dead are dancing with the dead,
    The dust is whirling with the dust.’

    But she–she heard the violin,
    And left my side, and entered in:
    Love passed into the house of lust.

    Then suddenly the tune went false,
    The dancers wearied of the waltz,
    The shadows ceased to wheel and whirl.

    And down the long and silent street,
    The dawn, with silver-sandalled feet,
    Crept like a frightened girl.

  36. Al Sharpton threatens hunger strike if Loretta Lynch is not confirmed AG.
    ———-
    For the wavering RINO like Murkowski, Collins, Flake, Quinn, Heller, Hatch, this may be enough to tip them over the edge

    One way or the other.

    These weak sucks are as likely as not to say:

    I was ready to vote against Lynch, but this changes everything.

    If Sharpton dies (we should be so lucky) as a result of this hunger strike, then I will be blamed (by big media–since he is one of their assets). I will be called a racist. So now what choice do I have. I will vote to confirm.

    Typical fucking RINO.

  37. More on my earlier point that big media is in the bag and the griping you hear from certain quarters is just noise. In respect for your sensitivities, I have deleted the unfavorable passage, since this does come from my own beacon of truth–Richard Fernadez who is a conservative, but not necessarily a Republican, a point made years ago by the co founder of National Review, the estimable Bill Rusher. In sum, this says Hillary is indispensible to the party because she is the only unifying force they have, and the party is deeply divided. However, the same will not be said for the country as a whole, as most of us realize. The money she will raise may be the deciding factor because, physics has shown that with enough force behind it a door can fly, even in Kansas, Dorothy.
    —————
    Avoiding the Unthinkable
    by Richard Fernandez
    April 14, 2015 – 11:48 pm

    Rarely has there been such a mismatch in raw talent, creativity and energy as between the opposing sides going into the 2016 election. The Republican side — whether one approves of them or not — has a new generation of leaders: Jindal, Paul, Fiorina, Rubio, Cruz, Walker to name some. Even their supporting cast can boast of the likes of Paul Ryan and Tom Cotton. By contrast the Democratic Party only has Hillary Clinton (and perhaps Elizabeth Warren.)

    Yet Jamelle Bouie of Slate believes Clinton is the Democrat’s “indispensable candidate” — “more vital to the future of the Democratic Party than even Democrats realize”. They need her and they need her bad. He advances two reasons in support of this conclusion. Hillary alone has a chance of winning and she must win in order to preserve the gains of the Obama era and second, only Hillary the figurehead can hold together a Democratic party seriously split by Obama’s shift to the Left.

    While his legislative agenda has long since stalled, he’s made ample use of executive authority to protect his core accomplishment—the Affordable Care Act—and advance priorities in immigration, climate change, and civil rights. But none of that will stand if Democratic Party can’t win in 2016. … their national strength could collapse as the country swings to the Republican Party. …

    The president [Obama] presides over a divided party. One wing, personified by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, is furious with Obama’s relationship to Wall Street, his penchant for compromise, and his willingness to always take a half loaf—to rarely take a stand against his ideological opponents.

    The other wing is the mainstream of the Democratic Party. It’s content with the progress of the Obama administration and more interested in protecting its gains from a radical-minded Republican Party than expanding the possible of liberal politics.

    They wanted a president who would speak to their concerns, who would reverse the Bush years and usher in a new progressive era. …

    Clinton’s strength—her influence across the breadth of the Democratic Party—is a unifying force. Polls make it clear that almost every constituency in the party, from liberals and blue dogs to black Americans and working-class whites, is ready for her candidacy. The ideological divide in the Democratic coalition—the fight between Wall Street–friendly Democrats in the center and populist Democrats on the left—is dampened by her presence, not because of any sudden love or affection, but because the various factions see Clinton as the key to keeping the White House and saving the gains of the Obama administration from a far right—and come 2016, restless—Republican Party. It’s no surprise that the bulk of the Democratic Party machinery has fallen behind Clinton. Given the stakes, no one wants open warfare.

    I will add a third reason for the necessity of a Clinton victory, which Bouie diplomatically fails to mention. Hillary must win the Oval Office to sign the pardons which will be required and stall the investigations that are sure to crop up if a Republican wave engulfs both the White House and Capitol Hill.

    But in any case Hillary has become the last remaining hope that Humpty Dumpty can be put back together again. The degree to which her healing presence is required is underscored by a Haaretz article, which argues that Hillary is needed to bring Jewish voters back into the Democratic fold. She must haul back Jewish voters who have been tossed overboard by the incumbent. “American Jews overwhelmingly vote Democrat, except when the presidential candidate is viewed as unsympathetic to Israel.” That means a face from the good old Clinton years.

    She must function like a monarch, a unifying figurehead who will keep all the Big Tent’s identity groups from ripping each other’s guts out over the last remaining piles of other people’s money. The Slate article concludes, “to underscore the Democrats’ plight, as a thought experiment, imagine if Clinton didn’t run.” Bouie then describes a scene of apocalyptic desolation, concluding in the critical observation that for some unaccountable reason the party “has a shocking lack of new talent”, making Hillary the last hope.

    Then the Democrats would have a problem. Well, two problems. First, as previously mentioned, the ideological fights in the party would spill out into the open. The unity created by Clinton would fall apart, as centrist Democrats fought to retain their influence and liberal Democrats fought to displace it. In this world, you might see a Warren candidacy, and you’d certainly see efforts from the handful of Democratic politicians with ambitions in 2016….

    One of the real problems of the Democratic Party, both for 2016 and looking forward, is the extent to which it lacks a bench of nationally viable leaders. It’s not just that, if Clinton didn’t run, Democrats would have to choose from a group of unknown and unfamiliar faces. It’s also that—across all offices—the party has a shocking lack of new talent.

    Read more: http://pjmedia.com/richardfernandez/2015/04/14/avoiding-the-unthinkable/#ixzz3XSDcjzqE

  38. Fernandez’s point about the moribund state of the Democrat party is true, and it is partly the result of redistricting which has produced radical leftist in those jurisdiction rather than centrists who could appeal to the center of the electorate. As a result the party has been unable to produce competent qualified leaders. In the end, that talent deficit, and the unpalatble views of the celebrities it does produce will pay hell in future elections and that will be more important than Texiera’s intoxicated dream that demographics is destiny. Up to a point they can still buy people off, but sooner or later you run out of other peoples’ money.

    Add to this, a random comment by blue dog democrat Victor Davis Hanson: “The Democratic Party reminds me of the Republicans circa 1965 or so – impotent, shrill, no ideas, conspiratorial, reactive, out-of-touch with most Americans, isolationist, and full of embarrassing spokesmen.”[15]

    I can think of no better description of loons like Nancy Pelosi.

  39. Russian President Vladimir Putin is the winner of this year’s TIME 100 reader’s poll.
    Putin edged out rapper-singer CL (of the South Korean girl-group 2NE1) to claim the number one spot with 6.95% of the votes in the final tally. Pop stars Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Taylor Swift rounded out the top five with 2.6%, 1.9% and 1.8% of the votes, respectively… Besides Putin, the only non-entertainers to crack the top 10 were the Dalai Lama (1.7%), Malala Yousafzai (1.6%) and Pope Francis. (1.5%). Barack and Michelle Obama sat just outside the top 10 with 1.4% and 1.2% of the votes, respectively.
    … More than half of the votes — 57.38% — were cast within the United States. Canada and the United Kingdom followed with 5.54% and 4.55% respectively.
    http://time.com/3820069/time-100-readers-poll-results/

  40. wbboei
    April 16, 2015 at 4:09 am

    Fernandez’s point about the moribund state of the Democrat party is true, and it is partly the result of redistricting which has produced radical leftist in those jurisdiction rather than centrists who could appeal to the center of the electorate.

    Democrats knowingly got rid of centrists and fiscal conservatives starting in 2007. They started starving Democrats who were not progressive enough in state and local races and did not support Obama early enough in 2007-2008. These were mostly Clinton supporters and this is a problem now for Hillary in that they are out of office and not in the party hierarchy any longer. Weakened by lack of funds and support as well as very unpopular Obama policies, they started loosing their seats where I live in 2008 and were cleaned out by 2012. The Democrats can’t even get anyone to serve as Democratic chairman in many counties. Landrieu and Pryor were among the last holdouts. Redistricting certainly played a part but Obama with his inability to work with moderates even of his own party and his propensity towards spite has made it a party of crazy people.

    The country is starting to look like a version of India with radical loons a la Pakistan on the left coast and broke ass Bangladesh on the right with sane people dominating the middle both politically and geographically. How is Hillary supposed to bridge the gap? She has to shoot down the middle but her own party will resist mightily and the Repubs want their own guy.

  41. But i was also thinking who the hell does Hillary go with for VP……..She needs someone from the south or the midwest…….but I am going a blank here.
    _______________

    Gov. Ted Strickland, Ohio loves the Clintons. 😀

  42. Al Sharpton threatens hunger strike if Loretta Lynch is not confirmed AG.

    —-
    OMG, have we landed on Planet Crackpot?

    Lynch should therefore never be confirmed!

    Hunger strike for what, the time it takes to pass McDonald’s on the way to work?

  43. Personally, I don’t think the centrist Democrat voters have landed on the Republican voting side.

    Millions of the 18Mil have either landed formally as Independents or have decided to vote for the best person on either side, but not intentionally belonging to any party.

    I don’t respect the current Dim party and I don’t respect nor agree with most of the GOP party.

    I care about America, keeping it safe, not spending into decades of debt, no amnesty, secure the border, fix our broken health care, work hard and limit handouts to our citizens first, before illegals, before other countries. Get our sick and homeless off the streets, put our people back to work and fix our economy. Those are huge issues and will take a lot of work.

    I will never vote any party line again under the current political setup. I want an experienced President, someone that will work with both parties…I see Hillary as the only good choice.

  44. So Licoln Chafee announces he’s running in 2016 against Hillary for President and nobody notices………..I wonder why

    Him running is like throwing a fly at the windshield of an SUV, he couldn’t even run the smallest state in the nation as a republican correctly.

  45. foxyladi14

    April 16, 2015 at 11:15 am

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

    fwiw…a name I have seen being bantered about is Julian Castro…seems very young and inexperienced to me

  46. HotAir has a straw poll of voting for who you would like to see as a GOP contender, you even have the option to put someone’s name in. I put in a phony gmail emai address and masked it to see the results.

    Total Votes: 52,474

    LIVE RESULTS

    Mitt Romney
    20.0%
    Ben Carson
    14.4%
    Scott Walker
    13.4%
    Ted Cruz
    11.9%
    Write-in
    6.6%
    Rand Paul
    5.7%
    Sarah Palin
    5.6%
    Jeb Bush
    3.9%
    Mike Huckabee
    3.6%
    Marco Rubio
    3.2%
    Allen West
    2.8%
    Chris Christie
    2.0%
    Paul Ryan
    1.8%
    John Kasich
    1.4%
    Bobby Jindal
    1.3%
    Rick Perry
    1.2%
    Rick Santorum
    0.6%
    Jim Demint
    0.4%

    I tossed in Trump as a write-in 😉

  47. Personally, I don’t think the centrist Democrat voters have landed on the Republican voting side.
    ——
    You don’t?

    You think Reagan democrats are still in the fold?

    Then you disagree with Axelrod.

    And Victor Davis Hanson.

    My sense of them is that they are big on patriotism and the Democrat party under Obama has slandered them for that, called them racists.

    Now seniors are maybe a closer question.

    But just for the sport of it, spend some time around retirement homes and see what they are saying about Obama, and democrats.

    I could be wrong of course, but the other possibility is that you are hoping for something that is not true.

  48. And, by the way, just remember what was said at the time by the architects of the Obama program, about the new democrat coalition they sought to create to replace the old Roosevelt coalition. As a result, they left the old coalition standing at the altar. Clinton strategists are well aware of this problem. The bottom line to all of this is, as I say, the wall of money, the corruption of big media and the fact that the democrats have a decisive advantage in 240 of the 270 states. The question is whether a robust reassertion of conservative principles, in line with the old axiom of the pendulum in American politics will alter the equation. At this point, that is an imponderable. But I swear to God, this election will test that proposition as it has never been tested before. The best thing Hillary can hope for is that the power brokers in the Republican Party will be so foolish as to nominate Jeb. Then it would be game over.

  49. My crystal ball is far from perfect. But I can assure you of this much. Under no set of circumstances will a third Bush be elected, and least of all this glue sniffer from Florida.

  50. You think Reagan democrats are still in the fold?

    —> Personally I have no idea who ‘Reagan Democrats’ are. He was the Gov. of my state and he was terrible. I personally don’t know of any Reagan Democrats, but who am I?

    Then you disagree with Axelrod.

    —> That’s safe to say, I don’t agree with anything that a$$hole says.

  51. Shadow, here are a couple more examples to show that democrats do leave the party, when it becomes misguided or shrill:

    Actor Robert Vaughn (The Man From Uncle):

    In spite of being a registered Democrat, Vaughn does not support President Barack Obama, and described him as “not up to the job” in March 2009.[16]

    Actor Sam Waterston (Law and Order):

    Waterston has stated that he was a Democrat until he left the party in disgust following the airing of Lyndon B. Johnson’s “Daisy” election advertisement in 1964.

    The same is true of Republicans.

    The truth is this: the focus of Hillary’s campaign will have to be on the low information voter. That is the mother load Obama–a man with no resume tapped into so effectively, and the results on the governing end speak for themselves, since they are the bi product of his sociopathology, child view of the world, and all the other character flaws which will be spotted immediately by people of mature judgement. But people of mature judgement do not dominate the electorate. It is just that simple.

  52. Shadow, I wrote a long comment in the Taylor Marsh site extolling Hillary and her ability to attract Reagan Democrats. I went on to say that Mr. Obama could never win them over, which has proven to be true. The question is this: by stepping into Obama’s shoes now, rather than distancing herself from them, can she hope to win over those who supported her before. This is another question which the inner sanctum of her campaign is asking themselves as we speak. And the reason I know this is because they have to.

  53. I would hope this next election will involve more than just vague promises to bribe people with their own money. It would be nice if we could have substantive discussions about the past and the future. The party will be reluctant to relitigate the controversies of the past, and the Republicans will be equally keen to engage in just such a process. In that case, the side show may take over the circus, and it will not reach the critical issues that are killing this nation. Because big media is out only for itself, it will muddy the water with stupid gotcha questions. The election process is to them what Halloween is to small children.

  54. wbboei
    April 16, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Shadow, here are a couple more examples to show that democrats do leave the party, when it becomes misguided or shrill:

    —-
    I didn’t say that Hillary Dems didn’t ‘leave the party’. I actually said I don’t think they went in mass to the Repub. party. I said I believe that most of them either went Independent, or at least will not follow any party line fed to them after 2008 by any party.

    I know many that voted for Hillary in the Primary, but continued to tow the party line with the Fraud…I do not consider those that voted in the General election for Obama as Hillary Democrats. I think they still drink the koolaid for the Dim party, just like the GOP voters mainly vote Repub even if they hate the party candidate.

    I think that there are more in the middle after the last election.

  55. Shadowfax
    April 16, 2015 at 2:09 pm
    ———
    I agree if that is what you are saying.

    Notice that in the case of Waterston, Vaughn and Hansen all of whom left the democrat party, there is no indication that they joined the Republican Party. Instead, they became independents. Ditto with my old CEO whose family roots were in Illinois, and if he is to be believed Republican Presidents stayed at his grandfathers house on their trecks across the country. However, he quit the Republican Party when they nominated Sarah as vice president, not elitist enough for him. He was a Wall Street guy, part of the David Rockerfeller cabal. The point in all cases however–meaning the salient one, is none of them just left the party. They stopped voting for the party they left, and often began voting for the other. Speaking for myself, I have managed to get myself forced out of both parties, when their focus shifted from the public good to bread and circuses. At this point, I am proud to say that I am a man without a party. The other word for that is freedom.

  56. So admit it Trey, it was a big flashy nothing witch hunt designed to try and hit Hillary on her campaign……

    http://www.politico.com/story/2015/04/trey-gowdy-hillary-clinton-2016-benghazi-email-server-subpoena-117026.html#ixzz3XVa4EQou

    The chairman of the House committee investigating the Benghazi terrorist attacks said Wednesday that his panel lacks the authority to subpoena Hillary Clinton’s private server.

    Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) said that while the House has authority to issue a subpoena for the server on which the former secretary of state stored her personal and professional emails, the Select Committee on Benghazi has a “more limited jurisdiction.”

  57. Poor Trey doesn’t have the authority to look though Hillary’s underwear drawer either, what a shame.

    The server also holds the private info of the Clinton’s, a former President.

  58. Wbb,

    I am visiting at the moment, in a Florida retirement community and my sister and her husband’s relatives remain die hard Obama supporters. We can’t talk politics. They continue to wear blinders and will never, ever change. It is Democrats 24/7, no matter what or who

  59. gonzotx
    April 16, 2015 at 9:29 pm
    —————
    That is not the sense that I get up here. Up here the discussion at the retirement homes is 24/7 anti Obama. Every morning they have breakfast and each one tries to outdo the other one with stories of what the messiah has just done. I cannot say for sure that these were democrats which was the assumption I made earlier. But they are pretty monolithic. Are the retired people you spoke with military veterans? I have neighbors from the French town of Wynsoken in Rhode Island, he was a marine, but he and his wife remain staunch democrats. I have helped them with legal problems in the past pro bono so I am more than just a neighbor. They would not lie to me. Nor would they defer to my opinion of Obama, or the empirical facts. They won’t change. This suggest that many people are creatures of habit and are reluctant to confront facts that demolish their assumption. If so then we will remain a deeply divided nation.

  60. Wbb,

    They are all democrats, from their first vote to their last. Can’t be bothered to be given the facts, don’t want to hear them. Hate all Republican’s, because…they are Republican. ..period.
    A lot of the people here have some money, some with military, lots of unions.

  61. wbboei
    April 16, 2015 at 12:54 pm
    High election season is to big media what Halloween is to young children.

    ____________

    Yep. Unfortunately for the rest of us Halloween came when Obama actually became president. It may have been a treat for MSM and the O-nuts. But is was a scary trick to the rest of us.

  62. “A name I have seen being bantered about is Julian Castro…seems very young and inexperienced to me.”
    ____________________________

    Julian Castro…Next thing we know, they will be checking out the junior high school students for a “cool, hip, young enough” presidential and VP candidate. Experience, qualified…who cares as long as he/she is considered handsome and a rock star.

    I’m shaking my head in wonderment at such stupidity. Frustration! Makes one just want to give up, go over in the corner, get in a fetal position and suck the old thumb! Mercy! Is this 50 shades of craziness or what?

  63. SB, the lack of concern about whether a candidate is qualified, capable, experienced, etc., is a damn shame. As we saw in 2008, many young voters and a sizable number of not so young ones are much more interested in style than substance.

  64. freespirit
    April 17, 2015 at 2:02 am
    —————————–

    In contrast to the predictions of that movie which guessed that it would take 500 years, the age of Idiocracy arrived in 2008.

  65. This morning on another blog Steven Green confronts an argument which was bound to surface sooner or later. Namely, that in order to win the GOP must come up with their own version of Obama, the metasexual man, rather than the blunt type who lays out the truth like, um er Ted Cruz. He says this would be someone who could bring in minorities and women. And whom does he select would fill that bill? Jebediah Bush or Marco Rubio—the RINOs who are famous for promising their constituents one thing and their donors something else. Green dismisses the idea of Bush whose popularity is confined to his big donors, but leaves the door open for Rubio who is a very polished bs artist. He claims Rubio and the others are all solid conservatives, largely because they claim to be. But for my money, the test of a conservative—or a liberal is not what they say, but what they do. And Cruz draws that point into high relief by saying all of us claim to be conservatives, but how many of us have fought hard, and how many have yielded when the going gets tough. Liberals or conservatives the problem is the same. How many of these candidates are committed to principles and how many are interested only on the principal and interest on other people’s money. Greene concludes that style is the important thing to getting elected. Style is bread and circuses.

  66. gonzotx
    April 16, 2015 at 11:33 pm
    ——-
    No blue dogs. Just yellow dogs, I gather.

    Its nice to have something to believe in.

    Even better to have something to hate.

    It is the whole riddle of history: love of the in group—and hatred of the out group.

    Never realizing that both sides, in different ways, are out to fuck them.

  67. A survey released on Thursday shows Wisconsin voters would pick Democrat Hillary Clinton over their home-state Gov. Scott Walker (R) in next year’s presidential election.

    Former Secretary of State Clinton leads Walker 52 percent to 40 percent in a hypothetical matchup, according to a Marquette University Law School poll of the Badger State.

    The results indicate Walker might have an uphill battle in Wisconsin should he follow Clinton’s lead and officially seek the Oval Office.

    http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/polls/239182-poll-scott-walker-losing-to-hillary-at-home

  68. Many times I warned you about the mouthpiece for the Wall Street and the insurance industry RINO Corker (R-Tn):
    —————
    Republicans Cave to Obama on Iran

    On Wednesday, Republicans declared victory over President Obama after passing a bipartisan bill designed to stifle Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran. There’s only one problem: the bill doesn’t stop Obama in any way. In fact, it does the opposite, by granting congressional Democrats an easy excuse for voting to allow Obama to end the sanctions against Iran without political consequence.

    Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) announced the deal on Wednesday, touting his own role in reaching the deal: “The secretary of state was continuing to push back against our role. They came to the right place, ultimately. Right before a 19-0 vote in the committee.” Commentator George Will called the bill a revolt “against presidential Caesarism.”

    There were three ways for Republicans to stop President Obama’s Iran deal from the Senate. First, Congress could have passed a veto-proof bill declaring that Obama’s agreement constituted a treaty requiring 67 votes for ratification in the Senate. That, obviously, would have shot the deal to hell, since virtually all Republicans and some Democrats oppose the deal.

    Second, Congress could have passed new sanctions right now with a veto-proof majority, or passed a bill with a veto-proof majority requiring that Obama not remove the sanctions without congressional approval. That would have cut the legs out from underneath Obama in his negotiations and ended his ability to unilaterally soften the sanctions regime.

    Third, Congress could have insisted on linkage between the nuclear deal and Iran stepping back from its connections to international terrorism. That language would have destroyed any Iran agreement since they continue to pursue terrorism across the Middle East, aggressively pushing in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, the Palestinian territories, and Yemen, among others.

    There were three major options to stop Obama. Republicans pursued none of them. Instead, the bill merely states that Obama cannot remove sanctions until after submitting the text of an Iran deal to Congress; Congress then has 30 days to review the deal; Congress must then vote with a veto-proof majority to prevent Obama from ending the sanctions. The onus is now on Republicans to come up with 67 votes to stop Obama, rather than Obama to come up with 67 votes to have a treaty ratified; Republicans would need 67 votes for new sanctions, rather than pressuring Democrats to put in place conditional sanctions prior to the Obama full-scale public relations blitz; Republicans will not be able to cite Iranian terrorism as a reason to sink the deal, given that they removed precisely that language from the bill.

    Obama’s executive ambitions know no bounds, so he originally opposed the deal altogether. But there is little doubt that Republicans now face an uphill battle to stop Obama from ending the Iran sanctions unilaterally, despite the celebratory obfuscation now occurring on Capitol Hill. As The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes today:

    Mr. Obama can still do whatever he wants on Iran as long as he maintains Democratic support. A majority could offer a resolution of disapproval, but that could be filibustered by Democrats and vetoed by the President. As few as 41 Senate Democrats could thus vote to prevent it from ever getting to President Obama’s desk—and 34 could sustain a veto. Mr. Obama could then declare that Congress had its say and “approved” the Iran deal even if a majority in the House and Senate voted to oppose it.

    Another congressional-executive clash; another Obama win. Thus far, Republicans, who were elected in overwhelming majorities in 2010 and 2014, have signed off on watering down sequestration, granted Obamacare funding, and granted funding for Obama’s executive amnesty. What, precisely, are these Republicans good for, if they cannot even pressure Democrats to take a straight up-or-down vote on something as crucial as a Western surrender to Iranian nuclear ambitions?

    http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/04/16/republicans-cave-to-obama-on-iran-deal/

  69. For our record, the dates published for the latest “home grown” terrorist ask more questions than they answer, but you have to look in several places to realize this. I thank HLNTV for the tip off. The first source is a bit unusual. CNN reporter over non-CNN link. Recall that HLN and CNN are corporate partners.

    New U.S. citizen sought to execute U.S. soldiers, indictment alleges
    By Josh Levs CNN
    SNIP
    He became a U.S. citizen in February 2014 and submitted a U.S. passport application days later, according to the indictment.
    SNIP
    http://www.kxlh.com/story/28821798/new-us-citizen-sought-to-execute-us-soldiers-indictment-alleges

    Most everywhere else, mention of Mohamud’s naturalization date is not made. And so it is at WaPo which is specific as to when this guy was starting up his terrorist thoughts:

    Ohio man who trained with Jabhat al-Nusra is indicted on terrorism charges
    SNIP
    According to the indictment, Mohamud, a naturalized U.S. citizen, began planning in 2013 to join his brother, Abdifatah Aden, who had left for Syria in May of that year.
    SNIP

    So apparently his terroristic activities began well before US was kind enough to grant him naturalization.

    Echoing foxy’s Security??? That was funny with Doug Holmes, but has turned scary with this creep plus DHS, DOS failures?

  70. Fifth Circuit had hearing on lifting stay of Judge Hanan. Obama got a bad draw on the judges with two Republicans and one Obama Democrat.
    “Judge Jennifer Elrod was the most openly skeptical of the administration’s argument that the executive action conferred no benefits on the undocumented immigrants it covered, but merely granted them provisional relief from prosecution.

    What if the administration put out a similar rule that applied to all undocumented immigrants, Elrod asked acting Assistant Attorney General Benjamin Mizer.

    “Would that be unlawful?” she asked.”
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/17/us-usa-immigration-court-judges-idUSKBN0N825A20150417

    Is anything illegal that Obama may want to do was the underlying question.

  71. Turned on TV…FOX News was on with the partisan, Clinton hater “I’ll advance my career off Hillary attacks” Miss Megan Kelly spewing on every tiny thing about Hillary’s campaign. So thankful I can go CLICK and turn her off.

  72. Mormaer
    April 17, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Fifth Circuit had hearing on lifting stay of Judge Hanan. Obama got a bad draw on the judges with two Republicans and one Obama Democrat. “Judge Jennifer Elrod was the most openly skeptical of the administration’s argument, etc.
    ———-
    Looks like a very good judge, i.e.

    Elrod was born in Port Arthur, Texas in 1966 and grew up in Baytown, Texas. She attended Baylor University from 1984–1988 and graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. degree in economics. She went to Harvard Law School in 1989 and received her J.D. in 1992, graduating cum laude. At Harvard Law School, she was a member of the Board of Student Advisers. She became a member of the State Bar of Texas in 1992.

    Elrod began her professional career by serving a two-year clerkship for federal district judge Sim Lake of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas. After completing her clerkship, she became an associate at the national law firm Baker Botts in 1994, where she practiced a wide variety of litigation matters for the next eight years.

    In 2002, Governor Rick Perry appointed Elrod to be a judge on the 190th District Court in Harris County. She was elected to the judgeship in the 2002 general election, and again in 2006 when she ran unopposed. As a state district court judge, she presided over jury and bench trials involving civil litigation. Elrod remained on the Harris County bench until her confirmation to the Fifth Circuit.

  73. Shadow

    Marquette is a super partisan ultra liberal University. I wouldn’t believe any polling from them.

  74. Judicial Watch Exposes ISIS Threat on Border

    Judicial Watch is proving itself the most resourceful and impactful educational organizations in the nation. No other media outlet, no congressional committee, and no other non-governmental organization can match JW’s successes in ferreting out what the government doesn’t want you know. On the issue of terrorism and the border, JW’s journalism this week had an international impact. On April 14, our Corruption Chronicles published the following extraordinary report on ISIS operations in Mexico and in the United States:

    ISIS is operating a camp just a few miles from El Paso, Texas, according to Judicial Watch sources that include a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector.

    The exact location where the terrorist group has established its base is around eight miles from the U.S. border in an area known as “Anapra” situated just west of Ciudad Juárez in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. Another ISIS cell to the west of Ciudad Juárez, in Puerto Palomas, targets the New Mexico towns of Columbus and Deming for easy access to the United States, the same knowledgeable sources confirm.

    During the course of a joint operation last week, Mexican Army and federal law enforcement officials discovered documents in Arabic and Urdu, as well as “plans” of Fort Bliss – the sprawling military installation that houses the US Army’s 1st Armored Division. Muslim prayer rugs were recovered with the documents during the operation.

    Law enforcement and intelligence sources report the area around Anapra is dominated by the Vicente Carrillo Fuentes Cartel (“Juárez Cartel”), La Línea (the enforcement arm of the cartel) and the Barrio Azteca (a gang originally formed in the jails of El Paso). Cartel control of the Anapra area make it an extremely dangerous and hostile operating environment for Mexican Army and Federal Police operations.

    According to these same sources, “coyotes” engaged in human smuggling – and working for Juárez Cartel – help move ISIS terrorists through the desert and across the border between Santa Teresa and Sunland Park, New Mexico. To the east of El Paso and Ciudad Juárez, cartel-backed “coyotes” are also smuggling ISIS terrorists through the porous border between Acala and Fort Hancock, Texas. These specific areas were targeted for exploitation by ISIS because of their understaffed municipal and county police forces, and the relative safe-havens the areas provide for the unchecked large-scale drug smuggling that was already ongoing.

    Mexican intelligence sources report that ISIS intends to exploit the railways and airport facilities in the vicinity of Santa Teresa, NM (a US port-of-entry). The sources also say that ISIS has “spotters” located in the East Potrillo Mountains of New Mexico (largely managed by the Bureau of Land Management) to assist with terrorist border crossing operations. ISIS is conducting reconnaissance of regional universities; the White Sands Missile Range; government facilities in Alamogordo, NM; Ft. Bliss; and the electrical power facilities near Anapra and Chaparral, NM.

    The international reaction to this report was almost instantaneous. The Mexican government, unsurprisingly, “categorically denied” our report. The left-wing “Politifact” smeared JW by calling our report false? On what basis? No government agency would back us up. I’m happy to put our credibility up against the Benghazi-cover-up crowd in the Obama administration any day.

    And I can tell you that our military, congressional and other government security contacts have been quite positive and grateful for our reporting. We seem to be hearing every week about ISIS supporters arrested or an ISIS terror plot thwarted here in the United States. Twenty-five ISIS supporters are being prosecuted by Obama’s Justice Department. Two female ISIS supporters were just arrested in New York for wanting to build a bomb. And there were ISIS-related arrests both in Ohio and in Kansas just in the past seven days!

    So, we have ISIS supporters being arrested all over America but we are supposed to believe that ISIS won’t take advantage of the anarchy in the areas just south of our border controlled by the Mexican drug cartels?

    And, as with Benghazi, the Obama administration’s response was to go into cover-up mode. The FBI, which has a terrible record of not only ignoring terrorist threats but actually using terrorists as informants, held a key meeting in Mexico in response to our report. But the meeting wasn’t to follow our leads, but to suppress the truth. Again, from our Corruption Chronicles blog:

    Responding to Judicial Watch’s report earlier this week of ISIS activity along the Mexican border, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) supervisors called a “special” meeting at the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juárez.

    A high-level intelligence source, who must remain anonymous for safety reasons, confirmed that the meeting was convened specifically to address a press strategy to deny Judicial Watch’s accurate reporting and identify who is providing information to JW. FBI supervisory personnel met with Mexican Army officers and Mexican Federal Police officials, according to JW’s intelligence source. The FBI liaison officers regularly assigned to Mexico were not present at the meeting and conspicuously absent were representatives from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It’s not clear why DHS did not participate.

    Publicly, U.S. and Mexico have denied that Islamic terrorists are operating in the southern border region, but the rapid deployment of FBI brass in the aftermath of JW’s report seems to indicate otherwise.

    Deroy Murdock, a well-known columnist at National Review, gets it right. He highlights the Obama administration’s duplicity in putting politics above national security, even if doing so puts human lives at risk. The full piece is worth reading, but he includes the JW revelations this week in his analysis here:

    When the Islamic State first emerged, it traversed Iraqi and Syrian deserts in pick-up trucks. A few days of relentless bombing would have reduced these maggots to cinders. Instead, Obama’s daintiness let them seize territory the size of Great Britain. The group now has infiltrated Libya, Tunisia, and Yemen, sealed an alliance with Boko Haram in Nigeria, and much more.

    Judicial Watch reports that the Islamic State operates a training camp just eight miles below America’s southern “border.” The conservative watchdogs cite Mexican military and police sources who say that they have discovered – near Ciudad Juarez – Muslim prayer rugs, documents in Arabic and Urdu, and “plans” of Fort Bliss Army Base in El Paso, Texas.

    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told CBS’s 60 Minutes that at least 40 Americans who fought with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria have come home. Half-comfortingly, Johnson said that “we have systems in place to track these individuals. But you can’t know everything.”

    That’s life, as America’s lethally unserious “leader” pretends to fight radical Islamic terrorism.

    Trust Judicial Watch to stay on the important issue of the terrorist threat from our open and unsecured border with Mexico. You should check in regularly at http://www.JudicialWatch.org for any updates on the fast-moving investigation.

  75. as with Benghazi, the Obama administration’s response was to go into cover-up mode. The FBI, which has a terrible record of not only ignoring terrorist threats but actually using terrorists as informants, held a key meeting in Mexico in response to our report. But the meeting wasn’t to follow our leads, but to suppress the truth. Again, from our Corruption Chronicles blog:

    Responding to Judicial Watch’s report earlier this week of ISIS activity along the Mexican border, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) supervisors called a “special” meeting at the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juárez.

    A high-level intelligence source, who must remain anonymous for safety reasons, confirmed that the meeting was convened specifically to address a press strategy to deny Judicial Watch’s accurate reporting and identify who is providing information to JW. FBI supervisory personnel met with Mexican Army officers and Mexican Federal Police officials, according to JW’s intelligence source. The FBI liaison officers regularly assigned to Mexico were not present at the meeting and conspicuously absent were representatives from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). It’s not clear why DHS did not participate.

    Publicly, U.S. and Mexico have denied that Islamic terrorists are operating in the southern border region, but the rapid deployment of FBI brass in the aftermath of JW’s report seems to indicate otherwise.

    Deroy Murdock, a well-known columnist at National Review, gets it right. He highlights the Obama administration’s duplicity in putting politics above national security, even if doing so puts human lives at risk. The full piece is worth reading, but he includes the JW revelations this week in his analysis here:

    ———-
    How can anyone who lives in the real world read what Tom Fitten describes above—AND OBAMA COVERS UP, and fail to realize that our borders are being breached, and an attack is imminent. Recognizing that and all the other risks extant, I moved from stock to cash today. I think it is worth considering. I think we are at a market top of a market bubble and it would not take much. No one knows what will trigger the next market collapse but an internal attack on the United States which the big media beloved messiah is totally unprepared for would be a likely suspect. If Ted Cruz were president, the US Army rangers and Marine Corps and the Mexican Authorities and the Air Force would be launching a withering scorched earth attack against the cartel and its ISIS partner. As things stand, under the big media beloved messiah, they have no fear of reprisal and move forward with dramatic precision toward a debacle which big media covers up, but afterwards everyone will agree was inevitable. Bring on the bread and circuses they say. And ponder for a moment just how corrupt the FBI has become in protecting Obama, rather than the nation they took an oath to protect.

  76. Another thing Cruz would do is FIRE the Obama stooges at the head of the FBI, for incompetence and conflict of interest.

  77. I got my first request for contributions today from Hillary which begins with the intriguing question are you with me. On a personal level of course I am. Politically, however, it depends on where you are going. With so much Obama love in the air, how can I be sure. If what you have in mind is Obama III, then it is the same response as the old joke by a contractor who had fallen on hard times to his mistress: I love you, but I can’t afford you.

  78. ISIS is operating a camp just a few miles from El Paso, Texas, according to Judicial Watch sources that include a Mexican Army field grade officer and a Mexican Federal Police Inspector.
    __________

    Damn! WTF is wrong with our government? Never mind. What am I thinking? Obama is what’s wrong with our government. I hope all those Obama loving kids and progs recognize just how much jeopardy they have placed this country in by awarding the precedency to this inept candy-ass.

  79. I moved from stock to cash today

    My brother knows a lot about money, and he did that 6 months ago. He recently started pushing for me to do the same, so I think I’m going to.

  80. I hope all those Obama loving kids and progs recognize just how much jeopardy they have placed this country in by awarding the precedency to this inept candy-ass.

    Not just the voting, but the ongoing support of him, being done by people in power, too. Even with things getting worse, and his acting like a king. It’s too similar to Hitler, with people seemingly sworn to “the leader” instead of to our country. And the republicans don’t even seem serious about stopping him, they seem more talk than meaningful action. It’s scary.

  81. wbboei
    April 17, 2015 at 10:17 pm
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    agreed.
    looking forward to HRCs visit to NH this week. I am hoping she makes a speech or statement indicating her path forward.

  82. O/T. Poignant.
    Twenty Years Later: The People in the Oklahoma City Bombing
    …While Clinton’s focus is now on the health, economic and climate change work he does through his foundation, he has paid tribute to Oklahoma City victims throughout the years. On the fifteenth anniversary of the bombing, Clinton wrote an op-ed in the New York Times about lessons learned from the attack.
    He will speak at Sunday’s 20th anniversary remembrance ceremony in Oklahoma City….
    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/twenty-years-later-people-oklahoma-city-bombing-n342821

  83. Damn! WTF is wrong with our government? Never mind. What am I thinking? Obama is what’s wrong with our government. I hope all those Obama loving kids and progs recognize just how much jeopardy they have placed this country in by awarding the precedency to this inept candy-ass.
    ——————-
    Obama was inconceivable—except to those of us here that took the time to do the due diligence to realize the death and destruction that lay behind that carefully conceived hope and change mantra targeting the low information voter.

    But far more inconceivable to me, believing as I do in a two party system, a constitutional framework enforced by the courts and an objective media, was to see each of them fail the American People and a posterity that has no vote, as each of those institutions have done. Therein lies the greater tragedy, and betrayal of representative government conceived by the founding fathers.

    When my dad was at USC Law School in the 1930s there was much talk about a man named Roscoe Pound who was then Dean of Harvard Law School. He wrote a book called: Corporations: The New Serfdom. And for all those like McConnell who look you in the eye and state money is free speech, so let everyone give however much money they want and you will have a better political system, what he really means is wet my beak, and I am fine with a corporate takeover of our nation and its people.

    And that is where Hillary makes me a little nervous at this point. I was glad to give her campaign money in 2007-8, when I hear her people boast that they plan to raise $2.5 billion for her campaign, I begin to wonder whether the real agenda will be for the people, or that those who pay the piper call the tune.

    In that case what we really have is neither a democracy or even an oligarchy, but a kleptocracy.

  84. wbboei,

    They have exploited a democracy in the apathy stage. You know that Soros’ perverted genius is behind a lot of it. The rise of the corporation has been coming forever. I do not know where a Hillary Presidency fits in all of that, that we may be fooled, but I am going to take a chance on her based on shear instincts about values based motivations.

  85. Get out of the stock market. Stock prices have been bloated far in excess of their value for some time. Most big investors have exited. Corporations are taking ZIRP loans to buy back their own stocks to keep their prices from falling. ZIRP has been in place far too long and the FED does not want to increase the interest rate because it would like cause a crash of their corrupted system. It is my opinion that they are playing global chicken with Greece and China hoping that those imploding system will crash the market and they can avoid the blame.

    Friday, the market dropped because China changed their stock trading policies to allow more bets on their own market failing. It is all corrupt, dysfunctional and disgusting.

    The housing market is in trouble too. Cash is king.

  86. Friday, the market dropped because China changed their stock trading policies to allow more bets on their own market failing. It is all corrupt, dysfunctional and disgusting.
    __________________

    👿

  87. gonzotx
    April 17, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Shadow

    Marquette is a super partisan ultra liberal University. I wouldn’t believe any polling from them.

    =-________________
    Me either. 😡

  88. “Rubio is another Obama.”
    __________

    Absolutely! But will the American voter be duped once again by the “rock star”, great speech giver, shallowness?

  89. “Rubio is another Obama.”
    _______

    Absolutely! But will the American voter be duped once again by “rock star”, good speech giver, inexperienced shallowness?

  90. “Rubio is another Obama.”
    _______________

    Absolutely! However, will the American voters be duped once again by a young, inexperienced “rock star” who can give a good speech but is shallow?

  91. wbboei
    April 18, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Rubio is another Obama.

    The similarities are striking. And a lot of the same money is chasing him. He seems to have some very scuzzy friends, have very shall we say flexible opinions, have a habit of biting his “mentors”, and come from a questionable political culture (no offense meant to the regular people of Florida), and be all mouth and no judgement or expertise. He looks to be another marketing candidate and says one thing in English and another in Spanish where Obama says different things in various dialects. And the media likes him because of his ethnicity. He is a light weight.

  92. “…Please join the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum in committing to the Oklahoma Standard [one act of service, one of honor, one of kindness].
    . Help ensure it stays strong for future generations….”
    http://youtu.be/pk9zFmGn1wA

  93. I have a 403 at work, it has a horribly low guaranteed, but I may need to move it all.
    ———-
    It is always a question of timing. And no one can accurately time the market. But you can look at certain macro factors and make prudent judgments, which can still turn out to be wrong. But if you look at the DOW over the past year it has swung back and forth between 17500 and 1800, which is indicative of a market top. Now that much back and forth for that long tells us something. Then look at what the big boys are doing with their money—are they holding or are they folding. Then look at what the FED is doing. Then look at global growth patterns—which are flat and half of Wall Street holdings today are overseas. Then listen to your broker who will tend to tell you that you have terrific diversification, but should always be prepared for a 20% drop with no immediate recovery due to market forces beyond anyone’s control, and lastly ponder all the potential disruptions that could give rise to that Black Swan event that Wall Street insiders mention from time to time—and then read how the CIA views the situation which you will get from Jim Rickarts, the decision to get out of stocks becomes obvious to me. And if you are Soros, this may be the time to kill the market as he did in England in 1992 and the Asian crisis in 1998, which he described to one writer as sheering the sheep and slaughtering the hogs. Why put yourself at his mercy if you can avoid it. And, yes, cash is King, but being the largest currency trader in the world and determined to move the world out of US dollars and into an international reserve currency favored now by Russia and China–the death of the US dollar is another scenario to worry about. If the net result of all this is more than just widespread suffering, but Tom Browkaw loses his beautiful home on the Potomac River, then the honors would be about equal. And if Soros body was found floating in the East River we could chalk it up to a natural disaster. But of course that will never happen because only the good die young.

  94. To be clear, the clear goal of George Soros IS to kill the dollar. And he makes absolutely no bones about it. When the time is right (or wrong depending on your point of view), I can guarantee you, he (or his heirs) will make that move. That is for sure, not for maybe. Do you doubt it? If so then you need to review how he crashed the British pound in 1992 and destroyed the retirement savings of working class Brits. And what he did in the Asian crisis, where he became a wanted man. And the accounts of what he did to Russia. Hell, I have written all about this, and posted most of it here several years ago. But it is good to review in now and then. Because past performance is the most reliable indicator of what he will do for sure in the future. And who (or what) is to stop him. Most things involve an element of uncertainty. But a few things do not, like gravity, the turn of the seasons, and the blackest of black intentions of George Soros. And unlike most others he is in a position where he can execute his malevolent plans, almost effortlessly.

  95. wbboei,

    I would have to agree with the picture you paint. There is no where to hide. We have a democracy in the apathy stage and Soros making the most of the opportunity.

    Blame him for his evil, but do not forget that the struggle between good and evil is eternal and this country must rise to the challenge or perish.

    Hillary 2016!!!

  96. We The People posts a quote from Obama at Summit of the Americas:

    I am the first one to acknowledge that America’s application to concern around human rights has not always been consistent. And, I’m certainly mindful that there are dark chapters in our own history in which we have not always observed the principles and ideals upon which the country was founded.

    https://wtpotus.wordpress.com/2015/04/18/obama-does-it-again-disses-the-usa/

    _____________

    Obama wants to equate the civil and human rights committed in this country in the past with those occurring present day in other countries. IMO that equation doesn’t compute.

    Obviously, some violations continue, though the most obvious current and historical travesty has never been fully acknowledged or addressed – the discrimination against women – is not even acknowledged most of the time, and certainly never a serious issue to the Dims, who just use it as a political football or the.
    Republicans who do the same.

    That said, the “dark chapters” Obama refers to is doubtless about slavery and the denial of civil and human rights to AAs that followed for generations. For a so-called American President to continue to refer to America as racist while refusing to acknowledge that Americans acted to remedy these violation to which he refers speaks volumes about the man.

    He has slammed the US all over the effing world. The only president in history to travel the globe spreading the word of America’s shortcomings. Damn. How many more days is he in office? These have been the longest 8 years I can remember, and his has been the most destructive and demoralizing administration.

  97. Rubio is a slick, glib, snake oil salesman. He says different things to Spanish speaking audiences than he does to those who speak only English. He and Bush are to the left of their party and to the left of the nation on the most critical issue of the day—illegal immigration. After Obama people should see behind the facade to what is really there. And it is not pretty. He is another one of those people who will look you in they eye–and lie to you. We have seen this more than once. The most offensive thing about him, and the Hillary campaign, is to distract low information voters from the grievous problems of this nation, and claim that what this next election is really about is the identity, meaning race, color, religion or gender of the candidate. That proposition should be deeply offensive to any serious minded individual. When Rome is burning, it is immaterial what brand of cigars Nero smokes, or whether he is really transgender, or has a drop of white blood, even though some people with limited intellect would obsess only about that.
    —————
    Ann Coulter, the influential conservative columnist, has said that Rubio “can’t be serious” in running for president after exposing his wildly unpopular immigration views, and he seems to be angling for a vice presidential slot.

    “I think he’s running for a vice presidential slot,” Coulter said of Rubio on Fox News. “This can’t be serious.”

    It’s also worth noting that pandering on immigration to the Hispanic community as much as Bush or Rubio have does not mean Republicans have any better chance at gaining support in such communities.

    Bush, who along with Rubio is the most liberal on immigration in the 2016 field and thinks of himself as an “honorary Hispanic” and even checked the race as his own on a voter registration card—something he and his campaign have tried to laugh off since the story broke—is polling worse among Hispanics than even Mitt Romney got in 2012.

    Romney, who was berated for his “self-deport” line, got by most estimations about 29 percent of the Hispanic vote in the 2012 election against President Barack Obama. Yet Bush, according to two recent ABC News and Washington Post polls, trails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton among Hispanic voters by an even worse margin than by which Romney lost—71 percent for Clinton to 26 percent for Bush.

    Perhaps most importantly, however, is that Rubio’s comments to Ramos in Spanish show that he’s significantly further left than the majority of Republicans in Congress on this issue. Earlier this year, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment–and then passed legislation containing it–from Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) that would have withheld taxpayer funding for Obama’s DACA executive amnesty.

    While 26 of the most liberal Republicans in the House voted against that amendment, it passed onto the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding bill, then passed the House. Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC), who is going to face conservative Frank Roche in a rematch in her primary next year, led the charge among those liberal Republicans to try to derail Blackburn’s amendment. Ellmers failed in the end.

    When Rubio announced he was running for president, too, he actually argued he’s done more for illegal aliens than Hillary Clinton has.

  98. freespirit
    April 19, 2015 at 11:01 am
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    What a broken record he is. How many times have we heard this silly speech. And just who the fuck is he speaking for–other than himself.

  99. Lu4PUMA

    April 19, 2015 at 9:24 am

    do not forget that the struggle between good and evil is eternal
    __________________________________________________________________

    It is the basis of ALL conflict. EVERYTHING is driven by this seemingly never ending struggle. Human pride is delusional and merely a manifestation of this struggle.

  100. Kasich…you are joking…the guy just said he is waiting on a message from God on whether to run or not……….like we need another one who hears voices in their heads telling them what to do.

  101. and speaking of loons…….heres another one with a snowballs chance in hell…..

    Bernie Sanders: “Making sure you have the money to run a credible campaign is very important. We’re working on it” http://politi.co/1Dp4vnW

    Bernie, pack it in, give it up….you have as much chance of winning the Dem nod as i have of winning the X-factor in a duet with Fauxahontas.

  102. Yes Wbb. He does like to hear himself talk. Shame tho that he never progressed passed his “community organizer” mindset and rhetoric. That’s what he was and what he is now. Never has he actually functioned a president.

  103. moononpluto
    April 19, 2015 at 1:04 pm
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    Did you even bother to watch the video? The reason why I posted that was because in it he called for moderation on both sides and working together to solve problems instead of fiery rhetoric and name calling like what Rand Paul is doing. That is exactly one of the things that I find appealing in Hillary and Bill. They are both moderates, and Kasich sounds like one of the few remaining members of the GOP who is still one. And while I am an atheist, I do not hold it against a person or a politician if they call on their faith to help guide their important decisions. Everyone falls back on their upbringing, personal and religious beliefs (or lack thereof) when doing so. No candidate is going to easily win Ohio and the presidency if ordinary Americans are looked down upon just because religion plays an important part in their lives.

  104. Think what you like, what I don’t need is another GOP idiot who will bring his religious ideas into my front room. At the end of the GOP religious firebrands always end up on the batshit crazy side of things…..

    I never trust anyone who’s waiting on someone or something telling them what to do.

  105. moononpluto
    April 19, 2015 at 3:26 pm
    ——————————————
    Well then you better hope that Hillary doesn’t start talking about her faith.

  106. I think comparing Hillary to GOP religious whackadoodles is not something thats going to fly round here.

  107. Oh my God.

    Bernie Sander plans to run???

    Words fail me.

    Maybe analogy will suffice:

    Just because dogs chase cars does not mean that if they ever caught one they would be competent to drive.

    The same is true of 91% sure he is going to run little boy blue Lindsey Graham.

  108. Civil rights are the opposite of civil liberty.

    Civil rights are an exhortation for government intervention based on group identity.

    Civil liberties are freedom from government oppression in all its sordid dimensions.

    Of the two, civil liberties are the more important because they form the bulwark against totalitarianism.

  109. The thing to be wary of with Kasich?

    He is a slash and burn guy when it comes to benefits—like Social Security.

    He has a lot in common with Paul Ryan.

    I was having dinner at the Congressional dining room with my friend and he approached her and reported on what he was doing to implement the Republican economic agenda. He was very effective, and very committed to cutting cost. To me he seemed a little extreme. But to Dick Army he was just what they wanted. As governor of Ohio, he has been more balanced. But his focus is, or at least was, like a laser. My favorite Republican–the only one other than Mike Lee is Ted Cruz. I have no doubt that he is on the side of the American People, but it will be a challenge to win the nomination. I can foresee a battle between him and Mr. Smoke and Mirrors Marco Rubio, in which Cruz will win, but bit media will place a garland on Rubio’s head, because he is no threat to the elites, but only to the middle class, like Obama

  110. Well if Bernie can match hillarys fundraising power go ahead, however i doubt he could raise much at all

  111. wbboei
    April 19, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Civil rights are the opposite of civil liberty.
    —————————————————–

    Women’s rights are civil rights are human rights.

    If you think cheating women out of fair pay is a civil liberty, then you may be right. But it looks more to me that the liberties taken by the more aggressive gender are not their rights.

  112. Obama’s ‘Jade Helm’ Program Comes to Texas

    April 15th, 2015 – 12:06 pm
    This week, representatives from the Department of Defense met with concerned citizens in a contentious meeting inside the Real County Courthouse in Leakey, Texas. What took place at that meeting, and what Defense Department officials said, reveals a great deal about Jade Helm training exercises across the United States.

    Some have speculated that Jade Helm is the military’s response to a possible attack by a weapon of mass destruction. Others have noted that the training seems to be focused on putting down domestic political disturbances.

    Monday, an overflow crowd for the Real County Commissioners Court meeting, heard Lt. Col. Daniel Pawlak explain why the United States military has begun training inside the United States in unprecedented ways.

    Sources in attendance in the Real County Courthouse told PJ Media that Pawlak said the military would be in Texas to train for “unconventional warfare suited to large land, low population areas.” There would be no aircraft, he said, but there would be firing of blank ammunition and grenade simulators. He said that the participants would be clearly marked with orange arm bands on their left arms.

    This contradicts earlier reports that participants in Jade Helm would be indistinguishable from the general population.

    Capture

    According to someone in attendance, Pawlak assured the crowd he was there to obtain the support of the community but also revealed that private land had already been secured nearby Leakey to serve as a staging area for the exercises. One participant told PJ Media:

    Dozens of citizens expressed concern and opposition. A high degree of respect was displayed and on many occasions [it was] expressed that we were extremely pro-military but mistrusted our current commander in chief.

    Others in attendance report that the citizens sought to ask questions and that county officials said no questions would be allowed from the floor. Those in attendance were so angry and concerned that they refused to be silenced and shouted questions from the floor to Pawlak and to the Commissioners Court.

    Despite overwhelming opposition from the community, the Real County Commissioners Court (the governing body for the county) voted 5-0 to approve Jade Helm exercises in the county. The presentation by Defense Department representatives was item number 11 on the official public notice of the meeting of the Commissioners Court.

    WOAI News from San Antonio had representatives at the meeting Monday. Neither WOAI television nor WOAI-AM appears to have reported on the events.

    Read more: http://pjmedia.com/jchristianadams/#ixzz3XoaiPoeB

  113. Women’s rights are civil rights are human rights.

    If you think cheating women out of fair pay is a civil liberty, then you may be right. But it looks more to me that the liberties taken by the more aggressive gender are not their rights.
    —————-
    Those laws are already on the books.

    I am talking about Equal Pay, Sexual Harassment, Pregnancy Leave, etc.

    And those laws do get enforced except in Congress and the White House which have exempted themselves from same.

    Government intervention beyond that is often pretextual, in service of a political agenda—or sheer demagoguery.

    And when it comes to political agendas, every right the government invents at the instigation of pressure group—

    creates a corresponding obligation on society to fund enforcement–

    to bring bureaucrat automatons further into our lives

    and to extend special privileges to classes of people based based on arbitrary factors.

    based on wholly arbitrary factors that have nothing whatsoever to do with merit.

    which fuels resentment by the non favored groups

    and a sense by the protected class that they are above the law.

  114. Moononpluto

    Air Claire can go and take a running jump off a cliff because her card is marked with a great big black spot.
    ___________

    Hell yeah she can, and she can take the rest of the Dims who voted for O in 2008 with her.

  115. …which fuels resentment by the non favored groups

    and a sense by the protected class that they are above the law.

    ———–

    Women feel this way about not being equal in society of the United States. We are still fighting for equal pay and the acceptance of highly qualified women in top positions in business and in the political arena.

    Men have been the protected class since the beginning of time, they have held all the power in society and within the workplace. Over time, women have fought twice as hard to move up every inch in ground women have made.

    Hillary is a champion to lots of women, not only for her brilliance, her hard work ethic and experience, but also because she has been attacked right and left, gets up and just keeps trying. Not many women would go though what she has gone through in 2008 and give it another try. She discourages women all over the world to not give up trying to reach their goals, and she is putting her money where her mouth is.

    Go Hillary, go!!!!!!!!!

  116. Shadowfax
    April 20, 2015 at 2:41 am
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    I don’t know what to tell you.

    Apparently, it does no good to point out that there are laws on the books, or that there are more women in graduate school than men, or that contraception is freely available, or that there are large groups of women in senior positions in corporations, non profits, academia, the media—-no good. Not enough. Sharia Law is on the march. Terrorism is at our doorstep. The economy dangles by a thread. 93 million people out of work. But this business of getting a woman in the white house, like the business of getting a black man in the white house trumps everything, and if it does happen, the skies will open up, the waters will part—and you recall I am sure the last part of Hillary’s speech in Rhode Island, with Sheldon Whitehorse in a trance. This is not the kind of stuff she advocated in 2008. I made the argument, but now I cannot. I default back from being political to common sense and rooting for the best candidate. Can’t you see how at the end of the day, these symbols are used by the elites to distract from the real issues—the bread and butter issues, that will determine our future. If Hillary is the most qualified and has the character to perform the job, then she should have it. Not because she is a woman, but because it gives all the rest of us a better chance for the future. For me, manifestos don’t cut it, feel good exercises are a waste of time, and identity politics is a snare and a delusion.

  117. The other part of it—and you are seeing it now, is the emerging theme of big media, as evidenced by that weirdo Cokie Roberts suggesting that the only reason people do not support Hillary is because they are sexist. The only reason. Everything else—misgivings over her role before, during and after Benghazi, etc. etc. are just a pretext. How similar to the statement by another loon of note—Jeannie Garafulo: the only reason they oppose the inexperienced radical Obama is because they cannot stand to see a black man in the white house—a theme that was repeated ad nauseum by the democrat party and big media. Mass manipulation and group think. In a court of law–and obviously this is not a court of law, the objection would be failure to lay a foundation—to show by clear evidence that the reason Hillary did not win in 2008 was not because of Mark Penn, or PSD, or the failure to mount a campaign in the caucus states, but because she was a woman. The argument has an emotional appeal to members of the protected class–blacks before, women now, but should that be the criterion, or are there larger issues to consider. I think you would answer that question one way, and I would answer that they other. You would say because I have been for most of my life a white male, I have always had it my way, and now is the time to get even. I say, yawn. I say this is not who should we invite to our party, this is who should we invest with total power over our lives, because if the past six years have made nothing else clear, the implications of an imperial presidency are now manifest.

  118. So many examples. Back in 2008, I approached a neighbor of mine who bragged to me about how years earlier he and his wife had received special recognition from Bill at some kind of a gala affair. He talked about how much he appreciated Bill—and Hillary. The guy has got a lot of money—home in Sun Valley etc. so I naturally assumed he would be willing to open his wallet for Hillary—and we needed shots in the arm from people like him, to stay up with the wall of unmarked money coming in to Obama from overseas through their little credit card scam which big media covered up. But when I asked him, he smiled and told me: I have to go with Obama, because his campaign manager–Axelrod is Jewish. That is what I mean by identity politics.

  119. moononpluto

    April 19, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    and speaking of loons…….heres another one with a snowballs chance in hell…..

    You think its bad now, imagine what it would be like if this ferocious ideologue seized the reins of power.

    He is a totalitarian—-he’s got the mark.

  120. The totalitarian mind is binary:

    Half of it obsesses over how to seize power.

    Half of it obsesses over how, after seizing power, to suppress counter revolution.

    Throughout history, its always the same.

  121. Wbb, I do believe that a segment of blatantly sexist voters will not vote for Hillary solely because she is a woman. Then there are others who are sexist-but don’t recognize that they are. They don’t identify with the belief that women are less capable of holding high positions in which they have authority over men. They would never openly express disapproval the idea of a woman in the WH. They would, however, say something like, “Now, I’m not sexist but……..” Just fill in the blank with anything – maybe something like- “But, women shouldn’t have to be subjected to some of the nastiness involved in politics. I wouldn’t want my wife/mother/mistress to be exposed to that everyday”. Or “But, some world leaders just aren’t as accepting as we Americans are. They may not work well with a female president.” These people won’t vote for Hillary – not because they are sexist – at least not in their minds.

    There are a million other better examples of soft sexism. Most of these sexists won’t vote for Hillary.

    That said. For Roberts to say that the ONLY reason people won’t vote for Hillary is because they’re sexist is inaccurate. Worse, it diminishes the importance of the issue of sexism and gender inequality.

    Personally, I don’t think Benghazi is a valid reason not to support her. Others may see it as such. I do hope that those who do will consider whether they would feel the same had the SOS been a man. I also would wonder if those for whom Benghazi is reason enough not to support Hillary – if they staunchly supported her in 2008 – if they expected perfectionism from her or had other expectations which may not have been realistic in the world of politics and government. Or possibly, they were already quite disenchanted with her because she took the job as SOS to SOB to begin with, and Benghazi was just the issue that pushed them over the edge.

    Obviously, it’s their right to feel how they choose to feel, and vote for whom they choose to vote. But, for me Benghazi is not a deal breaker in terms of supporting Hillary.

    If I were a progressive or a conservative, however, I would not vote for her because her ideology was not too different from my own.

  122. my two cents…

    something particularly offensive when about 19 essentially “white men” of all ages that are ‘running for President’ take insulting shots at one woman…

    essentially they are all trying to label her “old” as in ‘old, over the hill hag’ and a liar that cannot be trusted…this is the bottom line with all their repetitive comments…said over and over again…not only sexist, but ageism…the implied notion being – she’s a grandma and too old for this kind of thing…a woman over 65 should be retiring and staying home to help with the grandkids…her ‘productive’ years are over…

    many women will be insulted and recoil at this…eeewh…

    something that just seems so shrill and cowardly coming from the GOP pack of men…as if, now safe in their numbers, they have an excuse to say anything they want about Hillary…and compete for which ‘frat’ boy will outdo the last ‘gem’ and get the biggest laugh…

    lte’s not kid ourselves…this is the ‘Mad Men’ mentality being exhibited…and Carly, the token GOP femme fatale, is just stuck in there to capitalize on the crumbs…you want to talk about a woman who is not authentic…start with Carly…

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

    also, imho…Cruz has very little chance of beating Hillary, whether he gets the nomination…or not…

  123. fwiw…latest CNN/ORC poll

    the dems…

    Clinton declared her candidacy for the Democratic nomination for president with a web video and promptly hit the road to Iowa and New Hampshire. Her campaign begins in an extremely strong position among Democrats nationwide: nearly 7 in 10 Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents support her. Overall, 69% back the former secretary of state over Vice President Joe Biden (11%), Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (5%), former Virginia senator Jim Webb (3%), former Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee (1%) and former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley (1%). Clinton is also the second choice of just over half of the Democrats who prefer someone else for the nomination. All told, Clinton is the first or second choice of 83% of the potential Democratic electorate.

    the GOP…

    Overall, 17% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents back Bush for the GOP nomination, while 12% support Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Paul and Rubio stand at 11% each, with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee at 9% and Cruz at 7%. Former neurosurgeon Ben Carson and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, both of whom placed second in CNN/ORC polls as recently as last fall, are now well behind the leader at 4% each.

    Hillary vs the GOP…

    In general, Republicans see Bush as the best possible candidate to match up against the Democratic nominee in 2016, but in hypothetical general election matchups against Clinton, Bush trails by a large margin, as do each of the other seven Republicans tested.

    Marco Rubio fares best against the former first lady, trailing Clinton by 14 points, 55% to 41%. Bush trails Clinton by 17 points, 56% to 39%. Christie and Paul fall 19 points behind Clinton, each putting up 39% to Clinton’s 58%. Huckabee, Walker, Carson and Cruz each trail Clinton by more than 20 points.

  124. Wbb

    I don’t know what to tell you.

    Apparently, it does no good to point out that there are laws on the books, or that there are more women in graduate school than men, or that contraception is freely available, or that there are large groups of women in senior positions in corporations, non profits, academia, the media—-no good. Not enough.

    ——-

    Wbb, you don’t need to tell me anything about how fair society and the laws are to women.

    You talk about laws, but unfortunately you see it from a man’s perspective that hasn’t run into the same roadblocks that most women have all their lives.

    Yes, there are more women in college, graduate school, not because they are favored, but because they APPLY more than men do. Many men choose to work in other fields that do not require graduate school…so the choice is not the “favored group” but those that apply to Universities in the first place.

    Birth control is free, who cares…that isn’t what most women give a shit about, it’s what the Obama media and GOP care about. Just having birth control is the only thing that’s really important.

    We go around and around on this issue, but what really gets to me is when you don’t understand how many of us women see Hillary as a roll model of strength and courage, until you get that, we are talking oranges and apples.

  125. Wbb

    But this business of getting a woman in the white house, like the business of getting a black man in the white house trumps everything, and if it does happen, the skies will open up, the waters will part

    ——-

    What the heck are you talking about Wbb?

    Comparing Hillary to Obama in the first place is ridiculous.

    What are you so worried about, that women would vote for Hillary even if she was a fraud, lazy, inexperienced and corrupt? You are really worried that women don’t judge Hillary by her merits and only by her lady parts?

    You underestimate us…

  126. et tu brute????

    http://nypost.com/2015/04/20/de-blasio-sets-sights-on-presidential-draft-candidacy-vs-hillary/

    snip

    For Del Cecato, an expert in Iowa politics and a longtime campaign adviser to President Obama, helping develop a draft effort for de Blasio may also be personal.

    Del Cecato was described by the operative as “part of the faction of Obama advisers who still deeply dislike and deeply distrust Clinton’’ dating from the time the two faced off in the Democratic primaries in 2008.

  127. Wbb

    If Hillary is the most qualified and has the character to perform the job, then she should have it. Not because she is a woman, but because it gives all the rest of us a better chance for the future.

    —–
    Why do you even feel the need to say this?

    You think women are too ignorant or dumb to make intelligent decisions?

    I give up trying to explain this issue…we never get past this.

  128. frankly I ignore Dowdie these days and rarely see any important content in her usual dripping sarcasm…

    however she was on the right track with one paragraph in her latest attempt to take down Hillary:

    Dowdie:

    Let’s hope that the hokey Chipotle Granny will give way to the cool Tumblr Chick in time to teach her Republican rivals — who are coming after her with every condescending, misogynist, distorted thing they’ve got — that bitch is still the new black.

  129. Isn’t this charming…

    Hillary better be taking it slow because she knows there is a full blown war waiting for her…

    http://www.politico.com/blogs/media/2015/04/new-york-times-fox-news-strike-deals-for-conservative-205791.html

    DYLAN BYERS |
    4/20/15 12:22 PM EDT

    The New York Times and Fox News have made exclusive agreements with a conservative author for early access to his opposition research on Hillary Clinton, a move that has confounded members of the Clinton campaign and some Times reporters, the On Media blog has confirmed. (me – expect CNN and MSNBC to pick up the slack once the “exclusive oppo research is out)

    “Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich” will debut on May 5. But both the Times and Fox have already made arrangements with author Peter Schweizer to pursue some of the material included in his book, which seeks to draw connections between Clinton Foundation donations and speaking fees and Hillary Clinton’s actions as secretary of state. Schweizer is the president of the Government Accountability Institute, a conservative research group, and previously served as an adviser to Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.

    Fox News’ use of Schweizer’s book has surprised no one. The bulk of the network’s programming is conservative, and the book’s publisher, HarperCollins, is owned by News Corporation. But the Times’ decision to partner with a partisan researcher has raised a few eyebrows in that paper’s newsroom, where some reporters view the agreement as unusual, sources there said. Still others defended the agreement, noting that it was no different from using a campaign’s opposition research to inform one’s reporting — so long as that research is fact-checked and vetted. A spokesperson for the Times did not provide comment by press time.

    In an article about the book on Monday, the Times said “Clinton Cash” was “potentially more unsettling” than other conservative books about Clinton “both because of its focused reporting and because major news organizations including The Times, The Washington Post and Fox News have exclusive agreements with the author to pursue the story lines found in the book.”

    On Monday, a source with knowledge of the arrangements told the On Media blog that The Washington Post did not have an exclusive arrangment with Schweizer, and had turned down such an offer. The same source said that CBS’ “60 Minutes” and ABC News also turned down offers for similar exclusive access to portions of the book’s contents. Spokespeople from the Post, ’60 Minutes’ and ABC did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

    HarperCollins is marketing “Clinton Cash” as a “meticulously researched” book that “raises serious questions of judgment, of possible indebtedness to an array of foreign interests, and ultimately, of fitness for high public office.” In it, Schweizer seeks to show how donations to the Clinton Foundation and speaking fees paid to former president Bill Clinton may have influenced Hillary Clinton’s decisions at the State Department.

    snip…

  130. Shadow, you’re right. Some men just don’t get it because they haven’t experienced it. In this society, the disregard for women and their rights is expressed when women consistently are paid less for the same job, when male elected officials form a committee to consider abortion laws, when a man is given a job for which the female applicant is equally qualified because the sexist bastard hiring thinks to himself, “The man has a family to support. The woman has a husband.” When in some churches women cannot pray in the service or serve as pastor, priest, head honcho, whatever, and on and on and on.

    Obviously, there is not a legislative remedy for some of these wrongs, nor should there be, but there does need to be a change in attitudes and mindsets. Having a female president, especially Hillary will go a long way toward breaking through a barrier that has been in place since this country began. For one thing, it will mean that it is no longer unheard of in this country for a female to achieve the highest office in the land.

    That’s a message everyone in this society needs to receive – especially our daughters and granddaughters – our sons and grandsons as well.

    I see sexism on a continuum, with objectifying women and refusal to recognize their equality with men on one end and stoning them to death for being raped on the other. Some may say that’s a bit much, but you never presume to engage in any of those behaviors without first embracing the perception (even unconsciously) that men are superior to women.

  131. What is most disturbing to me is that in 2015 women of the planet are still fighting for their equality with men.

    America is better than a lot of places for women, especially the middle east.

  132. De blasio….lol. The loon fringes get even more desperate….this the guy the nypd turn their backs on when he comes into the room…he wouldn’t even win NY if he ran now.

  133. Hillary could simply release the e-mails where she instructed State Dept official to show no favoritism to Clinton Foundation donors.

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